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WASHINGTON BRIEFS. Washington, Bept 27.- The new Chines Minister to the United States, Tsui Kwo Ylng, arrived yesterday. Washington, Sept 27,- Secretary Nobl has appointed George Redway, of the District of Columbia, chief clerk of the General Land Office. Washington, Bept. 27.- The contract for furnishíng postage stamps for the next four years has been let to the American BankNote Company of New York, the present contrac tors. Washinoton, Sept 27.- Public Printer Palmer has dismissed thirty-eight of the employés in the Governmeut printing ofüce. They were froin all epartments - composing-room. press-room and bindery. Washington, Sept 29.- Chief Bell is ad. visedof the arrest at Soloiuon City, Kan., of A. M. Miskinim, a manufacturer of counterfeit coin. Over Í2,000 in counterfeit gold and Rilver coin was captured, and all the paraphernalia for manufacturing the same. Washington, Sept 28.- The President and his party reached Washington from Deer Park at 4:15 o'clock yesterday afternoon. Washington, Sept 28.- A meeting of representa ives of various womeu's organizations was held Fnday night to take preliminary steps toward erccting a monument to the memory of Mrs. Lucy Webb Hayes. A committee was appointed to correspond with prominent women and women's associations of the country wlth a view to organizing a Mrs. Hayes Memorial Association. Washington, Sept 28.- President Harrison and Secretary Noble will have a consultation to-day, when it is belleved that a Commissioner of Pensions will be decided upon. Mr. A. B. Campbe, of KanBas, whose name was presented to the President by Senator Plutnb, has decided, it is said by his friends, to enter the list, and they say he will be selected. Washington, Sept. 28.- Secretary Proctor has approved the deeds f or the purchase by the Government of the Kingsley estáte, a large tract of land lying south of and adjoining the grounds oí the military academy at West Point The consideration named Is $150,000, which Congress appropriated by special act Washington, Sept 28. - Offlcers of the War Department and agenta of the Indian Rights Association will soon go to North Carolina and conclude the purchase of large area of land which the association intends giving to Gerónimo and his band of captive Apaches, now at Mount Vernon barracks, Alabama, as a future home. The land is on the mountainous western border of North Carolina contiguous to Tennessee. Washington, Oct 1.- Secretary Blalne was in his oflice Monday for the flrst time eince June last He looks very well, although his face is palé and he has logt flesh. He had his hands full of business, for there are tome very important matters pending in the department, and he declined to sea all visltors. Washington, Oct 1.- William P. Dole, Commissioner of Indian Affairs under President Lincoln, died yesterday at his Pesldence in thia city, aged 78 years.


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