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Republican Printing Co. Publishers. OAKES, NORTH DAKOTA. In the Historic City. The licccption of tlie President at Tlie Kquitable Building—A Notable Gathering. Tlie Presidential Party Smiles at tlie Same Punch Bowl Wusli ngton Smiled At. Tlie Reception to School Girls at the City Hall—Representative Americans Inspected. Marine Attractions. The 1'nited States naval and revenue marine contingent of the great naval pa rade, which hns been gathering like a Hock oi° birds from all along the coast, was got into place. The tlagehip Chicago, and the historical Kearsarge, which both lay in tho navy yard, got under way early in the morning, and they st earned out into tho stream without accident. The ships form ed 11 pretty sight as they lay in a lone, oblique line toward Robbin's reef, across the sun-tipped waters of the bay. ieh nd the Chicago the Kearsarge anchored, and then in order lay the Yantic, the Juniata, the Yorktown, the Essex, tho James town, the Boston and the Atlanta. Tho latter got in from Hayti in the morning. The schoolship St. Mary was alHo an chored out in the stream, off Governor's island, with the New York state flag flying. The lighter rovenue boats were scattered about promiscuously. Tho Washington and Chandler lay at tho bargo office wharves. Out in the stream were the Gal latin from lioston, the Groat from tho New York outside station, the Dexter from Long Island Sound, the anchorage boat from Manhattan, and the Hamilton from Philadelphia. And then the decoration, the bunting, the flags, tho banners, tho lit tle effort at display, the big expenditure for artistic draping—all horn of one senti ment and carried forward with ono pur pose. The nrrangemonts for the naval parade were carried out to the letter. The steamer Dispatch, having on board Admiral Porter, Gen. Scholield and repre sentatives of Tin: rENTEN.MAI, COMMITTEE left the Toot of Kast Twentj-sixth street, and, gay with fluttering Hags, steamed down East river on her trip to Elizabeth port, where she was to meet President Harrison and his party. By this time tho harbor was literally alive with sailing crafts of every description, nnd whistles sounded and guns boomed salutes as the Dispatch picked her way on her course. Half a dozen men-of-war were anchored in the vicinity of Governor's island and Ellis island, awaiting tho return of the president's boat. These men-of-wnr were the Chicago, carrying the (lag of the secre tary of the navy: the lioston, carrying the admiral's flag t'e Atlanta, Yorktown, Juniata. Yantic, Essex and Jamestown. The staff of the admiral and grand marshal reported to Rear Admiral Jouett on the tug Nina, foot of East Twenty sixth street which at once steamed down tho hay and the admiral went on board his flag ship, the Chicago. The Chicago was gaily decked with tlags and bunting. The official flogs were the president's Mag 1 (Bhip and boat), secretary of the navy's Hag, admiral's flag and the rear admiral's flag. The lioston was Hying the admiral's flag. The naval parade was in command of Admiral D. 1). X'orter. Rear Admiral James E. Jouett was chief of staff and marshal of tho day, assisted by G'apt. Charles S. Norton, U. 3. N. Commander W. li. liridgeman, U. S. N. Lieutenant Commander A. S. Snow. U. S. N. Capt. L. N. Stoddord, l". S. R. M. Aaron Vanderbilt, late lT.S. N., nnd rep resentatives from yacht clubs and shipping companies Vice Commodore Robert Cen ter, Seawanhaka club G. W. Hall, Ameri can Yacht club Commodore C. W. Low ray, Larclimont Yacht club T. S. Camer on, Clyde line Capt. J. M. Lochlan, U. S. it B. line G. McCulloch Miller, P. it S. line L. H. Lowell, Fall River line, and W. W. Everett, People's line. The merchants' marine column was commanded by Vice Admiral C. M. Woolsey, tlagship, steamer Bergen. In this column were over four hundred vessels, varying in size from the tugs and lighters to tiielaige passenger and freight, steamers. The Arrival and Welcome. On the arrival of the Dispatch and the president opposite Wall street feriy the the ships anchored. A barge manned by a crew of ship masters from tho Marine Society of the Port of New York, with Capt. Ambrose Snow the president, as coxswain, wept out to tlie vessel. The members of the crew were uniformed in black frock coats, striped trousers and silk hats. It was a crew of this same so ciety which rowed Gen. Washington ashore one hundred years ago. Following the ex ample of Washington President Harbison was rowed ashore in the barge. As lie stepped out of the boat the presidential salute of twenty-one gnns was again given. The president was received by Gov. Hill, Mayor Grant. Hamilton Fish and William G. Hamilton. After the landing a procession was at once formed, the President and Gov. Hill ana Mayor Grant being driven in a laudau and accompanied by continuous cheers. The old banner of the Marine so ciety, which was borne before Washington on April 29, 1780, has been preserved for 100 years, and was carried before the president's carriage up Wall street. At a little before 2 o'clock the carriages con taining the president. Gov. Hill, Mayor Grant and Hamilton Fish drew up before the door of the Equitable building. Ex President Cleveland was not present, and his seat beBide Ex-President Hayes was filled by Chauncy M. Depew. The throng that endeavored to gain admittance to the Lawyers' club, where the reception was held, was vastly greater than the committee had anticipated. In propos ing the first toast of the day, the Hon. William G. Hamilton, chairman of the committee on states, spoke as.follows: "Mr. President: As chairman of the com mittee on states, I have tho honor to pre sent to you in the name of the general committee of the centennial celebration of the inauguration of George Washington as firBt President o! the United States, a souvenir of this auspicious occasion. We have gathered with UB the most honored representative citizens from the varied pur suits ot life which have made thiB cation what it is at the present moment—religion, law, science, art and^commerce—all striv ing to do honor to the came of Washing ton. So beloved ie he by all Americaos that we call him "lather so deified and sanctified in our hearts that but one oth er birthday is sacred to us. Mr. Presi dent, that your administration may be so wisely ordered that you may be known as the one equally honored by all Americans is tho wish of the united nation. Gentle men, you will please till your glasses and drink to the memory of George Washing ton, the father of his country." The souvenir consisted of six beautifully engraved cards tied with yellow and blue ribbons. On the first ono was an omboss sod picture of Washington, on the second an engraving showing his landing in New York in 17(SU, on the third a picture of St. Paul's chapel in 178'J, portraits of Bishop Provost, Chancellor Livingston and the various members of the legisla ture. The fourth page had un engraving of Federal hall and statistics of the peri od, the fifth page had portraits of Presi dent Hurrison, Governors Cinton and Hill, Mayors Dunno and Grant. Thosixth page bears an engraving of tho Equitable building and Washington's house in Cher ry street, as well as the menu of the lunch eon. President Harrison was introduced to tho guests at the banquet table by Hamilton Fieh. President Harrison mere ly bowed in recognition of Mr. Fish's re marks, and this ended tho formal recep tion. Tho reception and lunch at the Equitable building was scheduled toendat 3:30 p. m. Another minutenfter that time, to tho air of "Hail to the Chief" byCappa's band, President Harrison emerged from the massive granite portals and again en tered his carriage for the journey to tho city hall. Vice President Morton nnd El bridge T. Gerry followed in the nextvehicle. The distinguished party wore escorted to the governor's room, where tho president began receiving the visitors. Ho stood on a slightly raised platform, which was back ed with a brass railing, and in the rear of which wa9 the president's chair. Beside this was Washington's writing desk. President Harrison tool liiH position on the right-hand side, with Vice President Morton, Gov. Hill and Mayor Grant be side liini to tho left in the order named. Tho throng was largely made up of strang ers in this city, a fact which was too ap parent in many instances. The sexes were about equally represented, and the num ber of children whose proud parents point ed out to them the successor of George Washington was difficult to count. At 5 o'clock tho president returned to his enrriage, and, with Vieo President Morton and Gov. Hill, was driven to Mr. Morton's residence, where he and Mrs. Harrison will bo guests during their stay. The Grand Quadrille. In the minds of many who nre thronging New York in these days of celebration, tho greatest feature of all is the grand centen nial bail, which took place at tho Metro politan opera house. All that money could do to carry out tho immense scheme that was to give a night of pleasuro to 0,000 people was done, and the result at tained was satisfactory. There was cer tainly little to be wished for in point of attendance. There were apple trees in blossom and pear trees in bud peach trees with a strong sug gestiveness or fruitfullness and cherry trees, with every evidence of reality except the hatchet sticking in the base. The mu ral decorations included quinces and prunes and grapes even, while lilacs and smilax climbed tho balustrades and mabe up a continuance panorama of floral verdure whenever you might choose to go. In safe corners of the corridors stood still rarer plants, and on each stair landing was a miniature grove of beauty. The immedi ate entrance to the great dancing floor were kept clear for obvious reasons, but what a sight met the eye when once within. There is no word that better describes the first sensation one experienced on entering THE VAST AirniTOlllUM than to say that it was dazzling. Luckily for Americans the national colors blond well. Even black and gold are more harsh to the eye than red, white and blue. The colors were still more softened by the fact that it was not all bunting that met the gaze. 'The folds of silk and velvet and plush nre more tolerable. From the cen ter of tho dome long streamers radiated to the side walls, and all around the tiers of boxes and the balconies as well, there was a wealth of decoration such as had never bofore been attempted in New York. Tho presidential box was the center one of a double tier erected at the back of tho stage. The front was almost covered with palms, with a large American eagle in the center, surmounted by the words Wash ington 17S0 and IKS 1 .)" in colored electric lights. The whole front of both .tiers was curtained with silk flags and decoratcd with groups of standards and great masses of llowers. Standing at the stage end of tho great ball room and looking outward and upward toward the tiers of boxes that make up that monster semi-circle tho scene was one of entrancing beauty, even bofore tho boxes were filled. Two orchestras were in position. Each comer was handed a dancing order at the entrance, having twenty-four numbers. The supper room ia one of great propor tions. Beginning at the' Broadway end of the temporary structure erected in Thirty ninth street, it runs all the way through to Seventh avenue and up to" Fortieth street, forming two sides of a triangle. It makes up a supper lmll 45 feet wide and -175 feet long with accomodations for G.OOO people at onetime. The sides of this structure were lined with cheese-colored bunting and as beautifully decorated as any other part of the opera house. Hun dreds of baskets of blossoms were made use of. and only one kind of (lowers were allowed in each basket. The TA11I.ES IX THE SUFPElt ItOOM presented a most beautiful appearance be fore the work of devastation began. Even the immense champagne bar just! south of the dancing floor looked like a piece of fairyland. The §10 paid for the ball tick et covered all such incidental matters. It remains to be stated that tho bill of fare set before participants in tho greatest American ball in history was printed in French. At exactly 10:-15 a blare of trumpets was sounded, and Mayor Grant offering his arm to the president began the walk between the lines of artillerymen. Next came Vice President Morton with Mrs. Harrison on his arm, and they were followed by Gov. Hill nnd Mrs. Morton. Then came the other members of the president's party. Arrived at the special boxes on the stage the president turned about and was form ally introduced to the members of the committee. The strains of "Hail to the Chief" ceased, and the reception was at an end._ The president ushered Mrs. Harri son into the box set apart for them. VK'E-ritEBlI)EXT MOItTON" and Mrs. Morton also entered the box, as did Mr. and Mrs. IluBsell Harrison. The rest of the party were disposed in the oth er special boxes, aud all was then in readi nes for the great quadrille. At 11 o'clock the orchestra struck up the Star Spangled Banner, acd the dance began. It was not a rapid dance. It was sedate in the ex treme. Senator Aldrich smiled on his partner, but otherwise there Was as much solemnity about the affair as'tyit fiad been the most serious business oil'earth. The president bueied himself looking at the bril liant scene in the boxes, and paid but little attention to the dancers. As the presiden tial party made the circuit ot tho ball room. Mrs. Harrison, of course, attract ed much attention. She looked well and happy. Her dress was of heavy gros grain, cut with a princesse train. The waist was trimmed with pearl and silver, tlie corsage being filled with gauze held in place with ostrich feathers, as was also skirt. The front embroidery of the skirt was in a Grecian key pattern worked in silver and pearls, meeting panels of silver brocade nnd feathers, and a shower of silver ornaments fell fron\ the skirt. Among the throng present were: Mr. and Mrs. J. Kennedy Smyth, Mrs. Smyth be ing a granddaughter of Francis Lewis, one of the s'gners of the Declaration of In dependence Gen. Lloyd King, Col. Thom as 1'. Ochiltree, Congressman O'Neill and O'Neal of Pennsylvania. The crowd on tho lloor was so great at the conclusion of the opening quadrille that it was at once seen that it would be useless to try to get on with dancing, so the orchestras played promenade music, and people moved about as best they could. At mid night tho presidential party led the way to the supper rooms and the onslaught then began. This exodus made a little room on the lloor, and the dancing then began. At first there was room for but a few couples, but the number gradually in creased, and by the time the presidentliad loft the supper table, dancing was in full swing, and ho slipped away quietly to get a part of a night's rest, while tho dancers tripped it long after daylight. Public Debt Statement. Following is a recapitulation o! the pub lic debt statement issued May 1st: Interest hearing debt— l-.omls at lla i»er cent ls,5liM2on llouds at per cent li.im lMundin^ certificates at -1 iter cent 120,790 Navy pension fund at per cent 1 l.uou.ouo Paeilie railroad bonds at per cent j,»2:i.512 Principal Interest 0,5 17.31* Total Debt on whieh interest has ceased since maturity— Principal Interest Total Decrease of debt during month.. Decrease of debt since June J.tO, 1888 S9lo,175,92' *1.9: 1,755 ir,s,i7r S2,)SG,9.'}1 Debt bearing no interest— Old demand and leual tender notes Certificates of deposit (iohl certificates Silver certificates Fractional currency less *s,:!75, 1KM esiiinated as lost or de stroyed 0,9 1(5.919 .S2:t ,."S' I .01 1 ,9:*9 7S9 2U li Principal j759,7SS,751 Total debt Principal Interest 702,-191 Total *1 ,(72,i.io 1.007 Loss cash items available for reduction of the debt S-il-J,700,02s Less reserve held for redemp tion of l". S. notes 300,000.0110 Sol 1,709.02N Total debt less available cash items 81,157.2S2,5~S Net cash in the treasury 55,077,1 ."u Debt, less cash in the treasury, May 1, 1880 1,101,005,-128 Debt, less cash in the treasury, April 1, 18S9 1,111,08^,0(52 SIM, 078, 201 o:i, Casn in treasury available for reduction of the public debt Gold held for gold certificates act ually outstanding Silver held for silver certificates actually outstanding I". S. notes held forcertiiicatesof deposit outstanding Cash held for matured debt and interest unpaid Fractional currency 079, 22S Si:iti, Unavailable for reduction of the debt Fractional silver coin $2-1,075,507 Minor coin 223.900 Certificates held as cash Net cash balance on hand ,01-1, 789 25 J, 9:so, .203 I I Total available for reduction of the debt Reserve fund Held for redemption of l\ H. notes, acts Jan. 1-1, 1875, and July 12, 1882 580, j:M, 000 S, 250 780 911-1,709,028 100,000,000 21 ,199, 3-15, ,078, •17:* 2(53 15" Total cash in the treasury as shown by treasurer's general account S019,990,015 Death of Wm. H. Barnum, Hon. Wm. H. Barnum, chairman of the national Democratic committee, died at Lime Rock, Conn., on tho 30th ult. The news of liis death was known to but few persons in Washington on that aflernoou. Senator Gorman, tho only member of the Democratic national committeo who re sides in the vicinity, was out at his farm at Laurel, so no information as to Mr. Barnv.in's probable successor could be so cured from him. A few of the uoliticians who remained in town said they thought it almost certain that Senator Gorman would be the committee's choice. Senator Pugli of Alabama told a Star reporter that Senator Gorman's success was by no means a certainty. ''There are," said he, "a good many material matter* to be dis cussed before a new chairman is selected. He's got to be a good man and acceptable to the great majority of the Democratic party." Mr. Barnum was born in Connecticut Sept. 17, 1S18, received a common school education, and at the age of eighteen years embarked in business pursuits. He was for many years engaged in the production of iron from the ore and the manufacture of car wheels. In 1S52 he was elected to the state legislature, was a delegate to the Philadelphia union national convention of lSUO, and in April, 1SCJ, he was elect ed a representative from Connecticut to the Fortieth congresB, serving on the com mittee on manufactures and roads and canals. He was re-elected to congress up to and including the Forty-fourth session, and served on various important commit tees. In the presidential campaign of 18S0 Mr. Barnum served as chairman of the Democratic national committee, and was chosen to the same position in the succeeding national contest in which Mr. Cleve! and was elected president. He was an earnest worker in the canvass, and was untiring in his efforts to secure Demo cratic success. Steel Companies Consolidate. The consolidation of tho two groat steel companies of Chicago, the North Chicago and the Union, has practically been ac complished, and they have already taken possession of their new offices in the Rook ery building. They consolidated under the name of the Illinois Steel companv, and the new company will buy outright the entire property of the Jolliet Steel company. This gives the new combination entire control of five of the best plants in the country. The deal is one of the largest ever attempted, and the new company will start in business with the snug sum of $20,000,000 as working capital. Those financially interestedin this combine also control the Minnesota. Jron company and the Duluth Iron Raaftfe railroad. Last year the Minnesota company shipped nearly half a million tons. The trust will take all the product of this company. A FATAL COLLISION. Misunderstanding of Orders Brings Two Northern Pacific Trains Together In Da'kota- A Jamestown, North Dakota, special telegram tells of a fatal railroad accident on the Northern Pacific west of that place on the 5th inst. The first section of the west-bound limited Passenger Train No. ], in charge of Conductor Walsh, and Freight No. IS, Conductor Sclieher, collided to day one and a half miles east or Crystal Springs, thirty-six miles west-of James town. It was caused by a misunderstanding of later orders on the part of the operator at Steele and the conductor and engineer of the freight train. Operator Fitch, it is stated, has been or will be arrested on the charge of criminal carelessness. The engi neers and firemen of both trains did not see the other train approaching until they were ten cars from each other and then all jumped. The passenger was heavily load ed with passengers, but fortunately none were hurt. Engineer Bass, of the passen ger, broke his back in jumping, and died almost immediately. The postal clerks were locked in the cur, which, together with the baggage cars and engine, jumped the track and were complete wrecks, and tlie clerks had to be dug out of the debris. Ed Slatterly, chief postal clerk, had his leg broken, and sustained I-'ATAI. I.VIT:I:.\AL ixjcimes. He died just after the train bearing the in jured to Jamestown left Windsor. Louns bury, the other postal clerk, had his arm broken in two places. Ho is a nephew of Col. Lounsbury, the well known newspaper man. Baggageman Nicho's, who lives at St. Paul, had his arm broken iu two places. Relatives of Engineer Bass at Boone, Iowa, and oi postal clerk Slat terly at St. Cloud, Minn, have been tele graphed. Bass hail been with tho Northern Pacific four years. He was formerly an engineer on the Chicago cfc Northwestern. Ho was about thirty years old and was to have been married in about ten days. Miss Miller, the lady to whom he was to have been married, was greatly shocked at his death, and is suffering from hemorrhage of the lungs, and it is feared she will notsurvive. Slat tery was about twenty-three years old. He recently received notification of remov al by the present administration and was on liis last run. Many of tho freight cars were badly demolished. Three of them were loaded with Washington Territory horses, alt of which were either killed out right or so badly wounded that they had to be shot. This is the first accident of any consequence which has occurred on the Dakota division for over two years. MEN WHO FOUGHT IN (861. IViajor Warner, Commander»in Chief, Delivers an Address Before the Grand Army of New York. llaj. William Warner, of Kansas City, commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, was present on May 2d, at a grand camp fire organized by the various posts of New York and Brooklyn and held at Sulyer's park. Maj. Warner, when call ed for a speech, rose and said: Comrades—We have a wonderful country. I left Missouri a few days ago and then left aB plain Major Warner. In less than four days I find all around New York :hat I am a general, a position which I should indeed like to have occupied in times gone by. But no matter. I am now dubbed here a general, nnd I lear if I stay much longer in New York I may reach tha'tgreat er and more powerful title of "Boss." [Ap plause.] It is indeed an agreeable surprise to me, in the midst of all these festivities, in the presence of such a pageant as no citizen lias ever seen before, thatyou found time to pay your compliments to one who amounts to no more in these ranks tlian any other comrade. But I well know it is your love to the grandest civic organiza tion the world ha3 ever seen that lin es you on in this demonstration. When just now I spoke of tho magnificent display in your grand citv, I did not sav all I wanted to say. At tho very outset I desire to state that I yield to no man in my reverence for George Washington. When the historian of the future, however, shall have written the history of this American republic he will speak first of its establishment and next of the bravo men of 1S01 up to 1SG5, who saved this repub lic. [Applause], The day is fast coining when justice will bo done to these men [ap plause] and then tho time will come when the veterans will not be relegated to the roar. [Intense applause]. It will then be acknowledged by all that this country can never repay the debt due to these "men. If I know anything, this Grand Army of the Republic is the one place where million aire and mechanic, who fought the battles of tho country, meet on a common plat form. As to the South, we bid them all God speed there is no chasm between us. [Ap plause.] We have one country, ono des tiny only. But I want to use the language of our grand field marshal, Grant—every mother in South Carolina as well as in Massachusetts to teach the child on her knee that "loyalty is a virtue and treason a crime." [Applause-] Yes comrades, in 18(15, the nation sang your praises. Now.you are getting old and we must close up our ranks from the Atlantic to the Pacific. But I don't want us to become beggars. We will not ba beggars. The loyalty of the country is coming on. The boys are coming, and they will "hold the fort" for us. One more word about this celebration. On Monday last that great giant of our armies, the man who overstops thtm all, Baid to mo: "Warner, you are not going to let the Grand Army march, are you?" I replied that I had nothing to do with the arrangements, and the same old brave soul said: "The Grand Army ought to stand as a guard of honor near the Presi dent and review the boys that are now learning how to march." And the man who spoke was our own William Tecumseh Sherman, who marched Trom Atlanta to the sea. [Deafening Applause.] After this speech Col. Quick, of the recep tion committee, read an article from a morning paper which stated that Col. Drake, or Drake's Zouaves, Elizabeth, met Gov. Gordon, of Gecgia, and pinned his badge on the Governor's breast. Hisses and groans were heard on all sides. Com mander Burrows, of New Jersey, sprang to his feet and said that he would have the matter investigated and if he found that the article was true Col. Drake should be court martialed and expelled from the Grand Army. Col. Quick then addressed the meeting and said: "No citizen, however loyal he may have been, can in honor wear .that badge, much less one who fought against us. Any man, who for the sake of notoriety and mock sentimentality, would pin a Grand Army badge on a man who fought against the Union, iB unworthy to be a member of the order, and does not know its first princi ples." This episodesomewliat marred the pleas ure of the evening. NEWS SUMMARY. FItOM WASHINGTON. It is asserted that Red Cloud must pa}' his own expenses on his recent trip to Washington, which makes that gentleman very wrathy indeed. The President has issued a proclamation reciting that Fort Sisseton, Dak., military reservation is no longer needed for military purposes, and placing it under the control of the secretary of the interior for disposi tion under the law. Thomas R. Benton, clerk of the railway division of the general land office, has re signed to accept a position in the land de partment of the Manitoba road, and will Boon leave for St. Paul. Mr. Benton has been in theintoriordepartmentsince 1S71, and for ten years has been in the railway division. He is one of the best posted men in the department on railway land affairs. 5 The secretary of war has decided that furloughs for non-commissioned officers of the general staff and enlisted men acting as such may be granted as follows: By a post commander, for seven days, in case of emergency only. By adepartment com mander for one month. Applications for furloughs for a longer period must be re ferred to the adjutant general for the de cision of the secretary of war. 'Attempts have been made to get lists of applicants for postciflices in various states from the postmaster goneral, but every erfort so far has proved futile. Assistant Postmaster General Clark said recently, when asked for a list of applicants that he would not give them, becauso in many in stances men wero appplicants who were not known to their opponents for the same position, and a publication of names would "set men by the ears in different communities.'' Commissioner Tanner was asked a few days ago what he proposed to do with the pensioners who had been previously draw ing per month and whoso certificates be refused to sign. He explained that sev eral years ago Commissioner Bently put a number of men on the pension rolls at 51 per month. Col. Dudley raised them to $2, and now Commissioner Tanner will make them all $4 per month or take them oft' the roll He thinks most of them will be given §4, as a veteran who waB entitled to a pension of §1 under the rules Beveral years ago is now entitled to at least §4. The navy department has been officially informed by the commanding officer of the Essex that Passed Assistant Pay-master .Henry W. Smith went ashore on the 25th ultimo with the intontion to return the next day nnd has not since been heard from. He had $1,200 belonging to the government in his possession. The com mandant at the New York ntivy yard has been instructed to notify the police author ities and to take steps to discover liis whereabouts. Mr. Smith was a man of high standing in the navy, ownB a house in New York, and at the^navy department it is generally believed ho has been foully dealt with. It is reported from Washington that the people who are pushing the opening of the Sisseton agency in Eastern Dakota may as well save themselves the trouble. The Indian bureau will not move in the matter until the patent's for the Indians are is sued. Some time ago the Indian bureau asked the land office for the patents, and two girls were set at work writing them out. There are 1,354 of them. About 700 have been completed, and it will be about three months before the balance are finish ed and recorded. The Indian bureau is in no apparent hurry for them, and the land department is doing the work with charac teristic Washington slowness. If the peo ple who are anxious to have the reserva tion opened will bring sufficient pressure to bear on the Indian bureau the work might be accelerated to some extent. TJ1E liAlLKOAllS. It is said that the Canadian Pacific and the St. Paul, Minneapolis it Manitoba railways are making arrangements lor a closer business connection, and are about to form a strong combination. The administrator of the estate of William Manthei oi Butternut, Wis., who was killed in a wreck on the Wisconsin Central road in December, 1SS7, has sued the company for §5,000 damages. Papers have been filed at Ashland, Wis., in a damage suit against the Chicago & Northwestern road, brought by Anna Mc Donald, mother of Charles D. McDonald, who was killed in the wreck near Escana ba, Mich., for §20,0(10 damages. The Northern Pacific lias received five of the twenty new colonist sleepers which are to be put in service on through trains. They are models of beauty from the fact ory of Barney tt Smith, and contain many improvements over colonist sleepers now in use. It is said that a big railway deal is on the tapis. Tlie Northern Pacific & Mani toba road on tho one hand and the Mani toba & Northwestern are negotiating and have been for some time past with a view of either actually consolidating the two railways into one system or at least ar ranging a running and traffic agreement by which trains of either road will pass over both lines and by which trains of the Northwestern will run into Winnipeg over the Portage extension of the Northern Pa cific. THE (KIJIIXAI, CALENDAR. At New Brunswick, N. J. a lew days ago, a riot occurred between tracklayers and men opposed to the work, and two men were killed. William Gilmore, a prominent young man of Albany, Ga., recently shot and killed his seventeen-year-old wife Fannie, and then killed himself. William Tanner, of Chicago, recently murdered his child and attempted to mur der his wife, afterwards cutting his own throat during a temporary fit of insanity. At Marquette, Mich., a few days ago, Andrew Gregorie, proprietor of the Sagi naw house, shot his mistress dead and then shot himself in the right temple. He may live. A confidence man was recently arrested at St. Cloud, Minn., after he had duped several jewelry stores, and had attempted to victimise a respectable young lady into marrying him. An Englishman named Ware shot and killed two persons at Lykens, Pa., recent ly. during a quarrel over a game of cards. The victims were named Johns and Miller. The murderer was arrested. As the mail carrier was on his way from Anderson to Pulsifer, Wis., a few days ago, a man with a revolver in his hand stepped out of the woods and demanded the mail bag. The driver was obliged to give it up, and the man escaped into the woods. It is not known how much money the bag contained. 1 Harry W. Bishop, better known as Har 1 rv Robin9on, "the man with the silver horns," committed suicide at Blooming ton, J11., a few days ago, with morphine. I He left a note saying he killed himself be. I cause of poverty. The deed was no doubt precipitated by the iact that his wile se I cured a divorce last week. Prof. H. T. Matchett, one of the best known educators in Galena, 111., and the founder and principal of the academy at Hanover, was assassinated a few days ago by George Skene, son of Suuervisor William Skene. Prof. Matchett was re turning in his buggy from a small town where lie had been conducting a Sabbath school, and had just reached a turn in the road when Skene stepped in front of the buggy and shot him. Henry Prisk, who was also in the buggy, was wounded in the nrm bv a second shot from the revolver. HIE CASUALTY UECOltll. Nine persons were recently injured dur ing a lire at Crookston, Minn. About fifty cases of measles are report ed at Znmbrota, Minn., and the schools are closed in consequence. Terrible inundations have occurred in all directions up the Saguenay river, Can ada. Between Chicoutimi and St. Alqhonse almost all tho bridges have been swept away. A disastrous conflagration broke out shortly before midnight in tho Nickel plate block, Winnipeg, a few days ago, and in an hour whole rows of stores and buildings were in ruins. Morris Welsh, a miner in the Elk Horn Queen mine at Elk Horn, Moot., was killed at that olace by falling down the shaft. In violation of tho rules, he attempted to descend the shaft by means of the whim rope. Tho brake slipped and he fell to tho bottom, a distance of 200 feet. At Indianapolis, Ind., a few days ago as the undertaker was removing bodies from one cemetrry to another, the horses attached to a wagon containing a load oi corpses took fright and ran away throwing out and breaking open tho coffins and scattering the remains for half a block. PERSONAL NEWS NOTES. David Bailey, who kept an eating house at St. Cloud, Minu., has left for parts un known, having extensive liabilities and small assets. His wile is left in destitute circumstances. Attachments have been filed upon his fixtures nnd also upon his household furniture. FOliEKiN NEWS NOTES. A committee of the Samoan conference has been directed to examine and report upon the means for establishing order in Samoa and adequate guarantees for the maintenance of peace, including the ques tion of a king. A special dispatch from San Antonio, Tex., says it is reported that a fight at Guanajuato, Mex., arising from the im prisonment of live Jesuit priests who had been delivering seditious sermons and an attempt by the populace to rescue thein, 200 of the people were killed by soldiers and policemen. It is reported that a Kurdish chief, who recently escaped from prison, gathered a number of liis followers and attacked an Armenian village. The band seized sever al prominent men of the village, poured over them petroleum, to which they set fire, and then watched their victims slow ly burn to death. GENEItAt. NEWS NOTES. The passengers of the steamship Dan mark, which foundered at sea, who had been left at the Azores by the Missouri, were landed at Castle Garden from the steamship Wieland a few days ago. The strike of the drivers on the St. Paul street railroads came to an end on the 2d inst. by tlio men accepting the terniB of the company with the one exception that driv ers applying for work are not to be ques tioned as to whether they belong to a union or not. Dr. Knappe, formerly German consul at. Apia, Samoa, denies thatMataafa ordered bis adherents to aid in rescuing the sailors of the German men-of-war recently wreck ed at that place. On the contrary, lie says, Mataafa forbade his followers to as sist the Germans in any way. It was given out on the Bide a few days ago that negotations were in progress for the formation of a syndicate by Chicago and Stillwater parties to place Southern pine in Northern markets at fancv figures. The rumor is not stated with much detin iteness. The syndicate is said to have control of over 550,000,000 feet of stum page in Arkansas. It is estimated that log cut in the north west will foot up 200,000,000 feet or 09, 400,000 less than last year. Some 00, 000,000 of these logs will be consumed by mills north of Minneapolis. The stock of logs now on hand is about 375,000,000 feet, or 95,000,000 less that last year. The prospects are that all the logs will be used up this year but, notwithstanding, tho cut will be lesB than last year. The convention of the coal miners of the Northern District of Illinois has conclud ed its labors. Resolutions were adopted that a national convention of miners in bituminous coal fields be called, and that no work be done in such districts until the meeting is held. It was also decided to fight the proposed reduction of 10 cents. This action will throw out of work at least 2,000 men in the Streator mines. Foul Play Suspected. Evidences point to the belief that Dr. Patrick H. Cronin, an Irish National lead er of Chicago, has been foully dealt with by his enemies. At this writing he has been missing several days, and the police have found a trunk with evidences of hav ing cpntained the murdered man's body. Dr. Cronin was enticed to the subrubs of the city ostensibly to attend a Profession al call, which was the last seen of him. Threshed Her Husband. It is reported from Grand Forkes, North Dakota, that a prominent business man of that city haB been carrying on a corres pondence llirtation with an unmarried fe male, which culminated a few days ago in trouble. The wife of this business man learned from a letter abstracted from his clothes that he was transgressing his mari tal vows and had made an engagement to meet the damsel that evening. She was on hand with & cudgel, and when her spouse and his angle showed up, she belabored the pair. The clubbing took place on one of the principal streets. The husband lied and his w»to ,tumed her attention to his female companion. The police inter fered here and the wife was fined S25 for as «ault.