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THE OMAHA SUNDAY
SIXTEENTH YEAE. OMAHA. SUNDAY MORNING , JUNE 12 : 1887-TWELYE PAGES. NUMBER H50
THE TRUE TICHBORNE
Great Festivities to Mark the Rightful
Heir's Attainment of His Majority ,
A VISIT TO THE ESTATES
Btrango But True Story of the Struggle Tor
A PROPHETIC CURSE FULFILLED
Talks With the Villaga People Who Still
Bclicvo in the Claimant.
HANUINQ UP THE RED FLAG.
fwo Notalila Auction Hnles to Occur
In London This Week A Iludgot
ofJlcrlln Now * Affairs
Anotlicr richTiorno Episode.
tCopj/rlu/it / ISSJbv Jamtt Gordon /rmicd.l (
" AiiMKSFOitu HANTS , Juno 11. [ New York
Herald Cable Special to the BKI : . ] The
curtain Is about to again rise on a now act In
the Tlchborne drama. Twenty years ago to
day the now exiled claimant In this vlllugo ,
three miles from Tlchboruo hall , was re
hearsing his role of Sir Uogcr , while the in
fant baronet , only a year old , was beln ? re
pudiated by his vindictive grandmother , her
self the natural daughter , In favor ot the
pretender. Fourteen years ago to-day the
Tlchboruo case was crowding the queen's
bench. Monday next begins a week
of fetes for the young baronet
net , Sir Henry Alfred Tlchborno ,
Just come of age. Meanwhile the claimant Is
on tlckot-of-leavo In America , and in tholr
graves are his counsel , the three judges who
tried him , two jurors and Onslow Wholloy ,
M. P. , who financially backed his defense.
Coleridge ana HawKlns , who as queen's
counsel civilly and criminally resisted his
claim are now judges of the same court ,
while an act of parliament has confirmed the
birthright title of the estate to the young
baronet , who Is at twenty-one possessor of
the baronetage , founded the year the pil
grims landed at Plymouth , and a lineal suc
cessor , prior to the Catholic Knights of Tlch.
borne , who nourished In the times of Edward
JOUHNKYINO TO TICHnOHNi : HAM , .
This morning I came here , two miles from
London on the road to Southampton , to ob
tain the particulars of these fetes and revive
memories of the greatest law case of the cen
tury. From this station I walked through
picturesque lanes , under laburnum and hawthorne -
thorno blossoms , past roadsides prismatic
with old ( lowers and hedgesbushes and trees
vocal with bird song , often hearing from the
stately beech trees the caw caw in bass chorus
'of the rooks. Presently I reached the road
side of the lodge of Tlchborno park , cntniecl
a rustic gate , tlienco over a roadway or side-
paths , bordered by time-honored oaks , toward
Tlchborne hall. Thcro were lawns and
meadows stretching away through which
meandered sections of the river lichen , that
finally empties Into Southampton waters
lienco , Itchcn bourne , and by changes of the
speeches of generations , Ichbourne , then
Tlchborne as the family name.
A FIND OLD CASTLK.
At the bottom of the roadway I came upon
a triumphal arch , decorated with evergreens
nnd bearing an inscription , surmounted by
the family motto , "Puencre pro patrla , " and
the crest of two fierce lions scrawling nt a
dragon. There also were flags , and "Wel
come Homo" was In Moral letters above alh
The Tichborno house itselt IN very substantial
looking , built of rroylsh stone , only two
stories In height , but of much length and
aepth. The whole , except the portico at the
entrance of the hall , is covered with aged
creepers and sturdy vines. Five massive
btcps lead to the landing on the portico ,
with a miniature terrace above , supported
by four massive ivy-clad stone pillars. The
hospitable-sized front door and two small
side doors scorn to invite one toward the
flower-beds , and at the rear luxuriant kitchen
gardens. Beyond arc the preserves , well
stocked with pheasants and partridges. I
was soon told that shooting was one ot young
Blr Henry's favorite sports. Besides this
site , be owns the Upton bouse , In the neigh
boring county of Dorsry , and a small one In
Lincoln , near the North sea. The Tlch-
borncs have never owned a Londontown
house , although a street of their name cuts
through ( and once owned by them ) crosses
A COUUTKOUS HECF.PTION.
1 was Immediately and most courteously
received by Captain Henry Wyckham , the
young baronet's stcptathcr , and until re
cently his trustee and guardian. This baronet
net was posthumous. His father died In
IbCfl , before the claimant entered the courts ,
and the widow became ngaln a brldo In 1ST3 ,
but she never afterwards would bo called lady
and Insisted on only being Mrs. Wyckham.
1 found that she was ill and the young
baronet was spending the week at the Ascol
A nr.MAitKAnu : STOUV.
Captain Wyckham was formerly In tru
IMleB , and was aUl-tle-camp to two general !
In' the West Indies. Ho recognized tin
notoriety of the Tlchborne case In the Unl
ted States and the interest there taken In the
matter * , so he-invited mo to walk about th <
grounds. Soon wo caino to n field callet
"Tho Crawls. " Hero the captalu narratei
this remarkable story. 11 seems that In thi
tlineot Henry 1L a Blr llogoi Tlchborne mar
rled an heiress named Mabel do Sy merstono ,
Bho proved a Lady Bountiful , always solicit
ing her knight to glv to the poor. These entreaties
treaties ho constantly refused until , when sin
became bedridden , ho tauntingly offered hci
for the poor as much ground as she coult
crawl around. She actually succeeded In-
covering fifteen acres , hence the name of tin
Before Lady Mablc died she desired tha
the rent of those fifteen acres bo given an
nually to the poor ever lady day , March 1
In the shape of small loaves. She said : " 1
any Tlchborne deprives uio of this dole tin
family shall be punished by the fullillmcn
of my curse'May : the house then fall , tin
name change and misfortune come. Tin
fuliillment shall bo foreshadowed by a gen
eratlon of seven sous nnd then sevci
daughters. " _
> * " " \\\K \ \ CUIUE FUI.TII.t.KD.
Toward the end of the last century the bai
onct of that day was petitioned by the neigh
boring gentry to stop the dole as a bad prece
dent He compiled In 1S03. This same bare
prt w s the father of seven sons , llu pullei
down the .mansion , which he said was Incor
yenUtftt and dicayed. Tha tovci waa s
solid that gunpowder had to be used to mak
U fall. He was succeeded by a son who ha
loven davcUtcrs. The title , uext MV.-ctMjslu'l
passed to his two brothers , the last of these
the father of the drowned Sir Jloijcr ,
and Sir Alfred's sire The present
baronet dirt change the family name by
rnnKlng It the double ono of DoiiEhty-Hy-
phen , for which a royal license was ob
tained. Then came the nlMortunes. First ,
the mysterious death of Sir Hoer , and al
most ruinous law suit , the birth of the baronet
net after his father's death , with the humilia
tion of the boy's grandmother , by Tlch-
berne , stooping to fraud and perjury In sup
porting Orton. Curiously enough this sale
proved a turning point In convicting the
claimant. He swore that It was In the dis
tribution of silver , when , If ho was the heir ,
ho must , concluded the jurors , have known
it was in loavc.s.
TUB YOUNO HAHON.
The sale had , however , been resumed ,
substituting sacks ot Hour for baked bread. I
learned In the village that the young baronet
Inherited more , mentally , as well as physic
ally , from his mother than his father. She
was the daughter of the late Lord Arnudel ,
and her mother wns the daughter of Lord
Stoughton , of the historically celebrated
Mobray family. It seems that mental
ability as well as nobility runs
through such family blood. "Tho younc
baron was born amid so much fam
ily misfortunes and granted such
a line Inheritance that ho Is adapted to any
profession , " so said his stepfather. "Holms
been well educated , but ho has avoided note
riety. Ho is a manly , thorough Knirllshuian ,
fond of study and travel. Besides , ho will
have enough to do In managing his estates. "
"What Is the extent of these ? "
"Ho Inherits 8,000 acres In Upton and Lin
coln and smaller ones. But tliti most valua
ble , really from which ho derives his Income ,
Is In London , around Holborn , such as Bed-
fora How and whcro the First Avenue hotel
"Has ho any Intentions of marrylntr soon' . " '
"Oh , no , " replied the captain , meirily
laughing. "Ho Is too young for that yet. "
TUB rr.sriviTiis. :
"What are all these tents on the front
lawn for ? "
"In preparation for the festivities next
week , for Monday all the county gentry are
Invited to an afternoon garden tea party and
In the evening a ball. On Tuesday , for the
tenants , there will bo outdoor sports and a
feast. In yonder field some members of the
Itoyal Horse Guards will have a tournament.
Then follow fireworks of set pieces In great
profusion , concluding with a tenantry ball ,
which the young baronet leads. On Wednes
day there will bo outdoor feasting and sports
for the laboring men nnd poor of
the surrounding hamlets and village. "
OLD WOIIKS OF A1IT.
I was then shown Into the family chapel.
The family has always been Catholic , and
the young baronet has recently renovated the
altar , which Is from the old chapel and bears
date of 1C83. The antique wood work of oak
was also saved and the rellgous pictures ,
homo of historical value. When wo quitted
the chapel we entered the house , which Is n
model of old English comfort , pride In occu
pation and redolent of antiquity. The draw
Ing and dining rooms contained rare oil
paintings , ono especially prized , painted In
1CTO by Giles Tllburg. The subject Is
'Lady Mabel , the old house pulled down Is In
the back around , and In the center Is Sir
Henry Tlchborno , surrounded by friends ,
while to the left are servants bearing baskets
ot loaves , with the poor facing them on the
right Here I saw a portrait of young Sir
Henry , recently taken , about live feet ten
inches in height , blue eyes , light hair , slight
mustache , frank features , bold looks , as If ho
could knock the claimants out in the lirst
BTII.T , nEMKVE IN OIITON.
A warm Invitation was extended me to
return to witness the festivities. Similar
ones , however , have been often described.
Toward sunset 1 turned ray attention In the
direction of the hotels. I thought , "How
docs the neighborhood and the people still
treat the claimant ? " For a tlmo the great
majority hereabouts believed In him. It was
made a ercat point that dowager Lady Tich
berne had acknowledged him , together with
many aged people. In spending the evening
at the public houses The Conches and
Horses , The Volunteer House , etc. , etc.
and among the village people I found
that belief In the claimant predominated ,
yet all were content to submit to law and
recognize the baronet. Bald , an old villager tome
mo : "Night after night In the vlllazo "pubs"
noisy discussions btill occur , whenever
anyone cares to express a contrary belief. "
Although Sir Henry has practically resided
at Tlchborno bouse , except when at school ,
since be was six years old , he In ver/ little
known In the neighborhood except by the
name of Captain Wyckham. He seems very
popular with everybody , and as the railway
reporter remarked while I was quitting the
train on arrival : "If Sir Henry lives here ,
as we are told he will , and Is like his mother
or Captain Wyckham , he will do great good
for the neighborhood. "
A FEW DENOUNCE HIM.
A few of the common , people , however ,
have accepted the legal decision. Bald one
shopkeeper , who begged mo after 1 won bis
confidence not to reveal him : "It was , of
course , strong for the claimant that Lady
Tlchborno. bis mother , acknowledged him as
her sou. But then she hated her dead hus
band and all his family , and perhaps oven
desired an impostor. Besides , what unpreju
diced villager. could doubt that the
claimant was an Impostor , Ho claimed
to bo educated at Winchester ,
when wo all know that the drowned Sir
Itoger schooled at Stonehurst The claimant
admitted his marrlago In an Australian
Methodist chapel , while Sir Kozcr was a
rigid Catholic. Many of us saw the undeni
able tattoo marks on the latter , which the
claimant wanted. The claimant swore that
ho was a private soldier only thirteen days ,
when Sir Itoger was an olllcer and in the
barracks three years. The claimant first
gave his mother's name as Hannah Francis ,
when U Is Henrietta Fcleclto. SIrlioger
lived tor years in Paris , and spoke French
fluently. The claimant did not know a word
of French , nor the streets of Paris. If the
claimant was Sir Itoger , why did ho forget
his confessor , tutor , valet and most Intimate
chums. Then Sir Itoger sent from South
America pictures and gifts the claimant knew
nothing of. It was lucky the heir was n
minor. The law suits for years ruined the
Tlehborue estate and it required twenty years
to pay oft the Immense law cosU , Vcs , I
t shall go to the festivities and welcome the
young baronet Even these as don't believe
In him go. "
Here the shopkeeper's cruelty worked as he
Intcrrosately added : "Besides , docs the
claimant give roosted oxen , barrels ot beer ,
fireworks and lots of fun ? Then none can
avoid liklug tbe baronet's mother and the
nice captain. "
The Relchtag to Close ! ( Session
the li.-wt of the Month.
ICopvrifl'it ' 1RS7 , by lh JV. Y. AiKXtattd PrtM. ]
BKRMN , June U. It Is expected that the
seselon of the relcutag will close on tbo02a.
The coverutueut alms to secure Uia passage
ol , a law regulating Uio. adinlnUUatloD oi
Alsace Lorraine. 'On its first reading the
AUullan members declared that the measure
was huvbdcd. to enaolo the government to
appoint a dictator In every commune In At *
sacc-Lorralnc. In reply Von Puttkamcr ,
minister of the Interior , appealed to the
house to assist the government to contend
against French agitation , which , ho said , was
largely fomented throughout the Helchland
theprcsont burgomaster and other municipal
officers. The government could not bo re
sponsible for the administration of alfalrs
In the llclchlaml unless It was allowed
to deal In Its own way with anti-German offi
cials. Thoroughness In extirpating the
French element Is moro than ever the order
of the day.
To-night's official advices as to the condi
tion of the crown prince are promising , but It
Is still undecided whether ho will to to Kng-
land. It Is definitely announced that Prlnco
and Princess William will start for London
June 10. The absence of all refcrcnco to the
crown Prlnco going tends to confirm the ie-
ports that the German doctors are against his
venturing on the journey. The public are
till anxious concerning him. Until
the doctors unanimously declare it
their opinion that the growth is
not malignant the anxiety will not bo abated.
Three of them .still hold aloof from Macken-
7te'sand Virchow's report , ono still adher
ing to the cancer theory.
It Is reported that Bismarck has nromUcd
the pope his moral support In claiming
Leonine City as a basis for a reconciliation
The Russian government threatens to pro
hibit the use In Lutheran churches of prayer
books and hymnals printed In the German
language. The suppression ot German teachIng -
Ing in Dorpatl university is Imminent Bis
marck's present policy to maintain the cn-
tonto between Germany and ItusMa leaves
the German populace In the Baltic provinces
UNDER XHK HAMiMEU.
Two Notable Auction * to Take Place
In London This'Week.
[ CnpvrtuM lf 7I > ll Jamc * ( Jordan JfcimtJt.l
LONDON , Juno 1L [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE. ] Monday next
will find the red flag of the auctioneer wav
ing at 14 and 15 Carffern House Terrace , the
town mansion ot Lord Lonsdalo , as well as
at the auction rooms at St James Square , at
both of which places conic under the hammer
054 objects which are the belongings of the
Lonsdaln estate. One of the family
solicitors , asked to-day by mo to
give the reason for the sale , firmly but cour
teously declined. This , therefore , Is'left to
be Inferred. Generally spcakinsr , the articles
are of largo value and many possess great
historical interest. The terms ot sale lu
elude several hundred pieces of sevrcs porcelain
celain , three of which turquolso ground ,
bordeied with cameo subjects are from the
crvlco of Empress Catherine. The attend
ance at this sale is expected to be a fashion
'or the season.
A MDRAIIY AT AUCTION.
On the same day , and also through next
veck , at another great action mart , Is to bo
offered the library of the Karl of Crawford.
It contains many rare works relating to the
early history of America. The auctioneer
assured your correspondent that them are
agent bidders hero from Boston , New York ,
Jlucago nnd Colorado. Dispatch Agent B.
? . Stevens also has American orders ; so
mvo Trubncr and Quortlch. Thcro are 2,143
ots and yet these represent only the first portion
tion of the library lot Crawford Is
perhaps best known In the United States
as the late president of the itoyal astronomi
cal society. One hundred choice lots are in
he American division. Among these are
Aldenburgh (1624) ( ) ; a letter of Columbus ,
dated Home. 1491 ; a rare collection of the
voyages of Vesputlo (1M7) ( ) , a letter (1502) ( ) of
his giving an account to Lorenzo Dcmcdlcls
of .the third voyage. There are 200 different
early editions of the Bible , also fifty-three-
rare works on and collections of early music
Earl Crawford , In a prefatory ; letter to his
auctioneers , says , vvltu a pathos only to bo
expressed by scholars vviio surrender their
Ibrarles to creditors : " 1 now conclude my
dccamerone and take leave of so many com
panions of my youth and manhood , feeling
that It Is unnecessary for mo to assure you
how bitterly 1 regret the effect of a cause be
yond my control. "
AFFAIRS IN BELGIUM.
Boycotted Workman's Kick The
Mcnse Volley Fortification * . ' '
| Copi/rloM 1SS7 by Jama Qonlon Tltnnttt. }
BUUSSDI.S , June 11. [ New York Herald
Cable Special to the BEE ] . A workman In
the glove trade here having boon boycotted
by the worklngmon's union wcause he would
not take the oath of the American Knights of
Labor to which said union Is affiliated , has
appealed to the law courts against them for
preventing him from earning his bread. The
court has rejected the plaintiff's action.
THE FOHTIKICATION DEIIATE.
The debates on the fortification ot the
Mouse valley has continued all tbe week nt
the house of representatives. Beernoert , the
premier , maintained that the mere existence
of such projects had already had an excellent
influence , several powers being now Im
pressed or Belgium's resolution to protect
her neutrality. At the same tlmo some radical
me'iibers have Insinuated that by such meas
ures the Belgian government Is merely playIng -
Ing Into the hands cf Germany , which might
rapidly seize tbe Meuso forts and turn them
against France. The debate will continue
and end next week.
A Mob's Queer iVoaponi.
LONDON , June 11. Collision occurred to
day at Denbelgh , Wales , between a mob and
police who were protecting an auctioneer en
gaged In selling property for tithes. The
mob turned an excited bull loose on the po
lice and asssultcd them with rotten egcs.
Ono arrest was madu.
Will Not Oppose The Army DHL
PAIIIS , June 1L The cabinet has decided
not to oppose the motion for urgency for the
army bill. The ministry will shortly Intro
duce separate measures to increase the de
fensive forces of the republic , and to arrange
for a triennial service system.
Soldiers to Dlper0 tbe Oodyken.
LIMBKICH , June 11.A detachment of cav
alry has been sent to Bodyke to disperse the
tenantry should they attempt to hold the
proposed meeting to-morrow.
Br.rti.iN , June 11. Kmperor William slept
better last night and Is better this morning.
The departure of Crown Prince Frederick
William for London has been postponed
until Monday ,
A Russian Edict.
ST. I'KTEnsnuno , Juno 11. The govern
ment has Issued orders forbidding Coreansor
Chinese to settle within the Itnsslan terri
tory bordering on Cores or China.
Tbo BoulMftger Pipe.
DnnuN , Juno 11. A plpo maker In Metz
has been fined for selling pipes bearing a
carved head of Ucneral Bouianger.
Coercion In Wale * .
LONDON , -June 11. A largo military force
has left Chester to quell tho'rloU In North
Wlnnlpta Walls , *
WJNXirr.o , Man. , Juno IU The legis
lature , before prorofulnjj , passed legislation
providing for the construction of the lied
Silver Valley road In the vent of disallow
ance by the government , and also for an ap
peal to England U uece ary ,
A LlEUTfjNANT'3 LUCK.
An > Army Oflicer * KlopOH With an
Heiress and la Married.
PiTTsnuno , June 11. | Special Telejram
to the BKII.J A few days ago Miss Minnie
Jonesdaughtcr f a retired bankcrand Lieu
tenant Alfred M. Fullor.of . the United States
cavalry , eloped and were married. Nothing
moru than the simple' announcement of the
marriage has appeared In the Plttsburg pa
pers. Miss Jones Is the daughter of J. B.
Jones , who Is worth probably 3500,000 and
resides In the fashionable suburbs of
Sowlckly , ten miles down the Ohio river.
The young lady , who Is a nlcco of Judge and
ex-Postmaster General Grcsham , of Chicago ,
Is about twenty-five years of ago and has
long been a social favorite. Lieutenant
Fuller comes from a good Unlontown , ( Pa. ) ,
family. Is about forty years of ase , and a
graduate of Went Point Ho has been
ordered to report to Fort Walla WallaWash
ington Territory , whither ho and his brldo
will go as soon as their bridal tour shall have
been completed , Mr. and Mrs. Fuller first
met about live years ago and at once formed
an attachment for each other. The an
nouncement of their engagement followed
and the lieutenant was A frequnut visitor at
the Sewickly mansion , Two or thrco years
ago ho was forbidden the house and the
lovers did not meet again until a month
later , while Miss Jones was vlsltlnc at
Brownsville. It Is said they contemplated
marrlago a couple of years ngo , while M.ss
Jones was visiting Judge Gresham In Chi
cago. It Is certain that Lieutenant Fuller
left Washlneton for Chicago after having In
formed his filends that ho luteneed to get
married. Ho returned , but of course with
out his bride. It Is said that Miss Jones'
parents heard of the plan and Immediately
summoned their daughter homo. In So
wlckly society the elopement has naturally
created quite a stir.
Sixty-Four West t'olnt Graduates.
WEST POINT Juno 11. Sixty-four cadets
graduated from the UnltcdfStatcs military
academy this morning. The exercises wjcro
held under the trees In front of the library.
General Sheridan was the chief dignitary
present , but for all that old General Sher
man was even a grcat.er center of attraction.
Sherman has been at the post for two or
three days. At 10 o'clock the members of
the graduating class marched to the ap
pointed place under the canopy. On the
platform were Generals Sheridan , Sherman
and Merritt nnd the academical and military
staffs and board of visitors and other dis
tinguished guests ; General Merritt. super
intendent of the post.preslded. Tne chaplain
offered prayer , all the cadets standing. After
the band had played the national air Itev.
John W. Brown , D. D , . of Buffalo , delivered
an address. General Sheridan was the last
speaker. Ho welcomed the graduates Into
the ranks of the army.
General Sheridan reviewed his own mili
tary career. Ho then handed the cadets their
diplomas , Frans IU Bhunk , of Pennsylva
nia , was the first to step forward , but the ap
plause that greeted him as the highest man
In the class was 'nothing compared to the
thunderous band clapping awarded Colored
Cadet Alexander for winning second place
In the class.
An ExUc to Return. c
NEW YOUR , June 11. The following re
liable Information was received to-day : "All
arrangements have bean completed for the
return of the former read In ? clerk , William
M. Maloney , from Canada , to testify for the
prosecution In thespproichlng Sharp trial.
Notwithstanding reports of Maloney'a Inten
tion to sail for Europe with bis family , ho
will be vvlthln-onll of the district attorney
when wanted to' tt.Ulfy. This in tno only
means by which Malopey's longing to be
back in New YorkuaniM : gratified , and the
district attorney > a promised him Immunity
if he vvilUurn Against Sharp , "
; Mexican Matter * .
CITY OF MEXICO ( via Galvcston ) , June 11
1 he con tract for part of tbe work of drain
ing the valley of Mexico Is reported to have
been awarded to a syndicate cf Cleveland ,
O. , capitalists known ns the Bucyrus con
struction company. News from the state of
( iuerro say that a shock of earthquake was
felt there not only on UieSOth of May but two
days later , causing much terror and some
damage In smaller towns. On the 1st and Sd
of Juno other shocks were felt at the capital
of the state. '
A Railroad Resignation.
PORTLAND , Ore. , June 11. This afternoon
the resignation 'of C. II. Preseott , general
manager of the | tOrecon Hallway & Naviga
tion company , was > 'accepted by T. J. Potter ,
the new vice-president of the Union Pacific
and allied lines Under the terms of the lease
of the Oregon Hallway & Navigation to the
Oregon Short Line.Mr. . Prescitt's resigna
tion was accepted at his own urgent request
Potter said to tbe Associated press agent to
day that he Is more than pleased with the
Oregon Hallway & Navigation property.
Princeton's Complicated Cirrlcnlam.
PIUNCETON , N. J , , June 11. The faculty
of Princeton college-for the last few weeks
has been considering what should be done in
regard to the numerous now branches wblch
bave been and are still being introduced into
the cirriculum ot the.college. . . After careful
deliberation the conviction was reached that
all these cannot be'-brought Into the college
proper , therefore .they nave come to the
unanimous concldJon-that they must organ
ize post graduate and university courses to
be consummated In university degrees.
Weather Indication ! .
For Nebraska : Fair weather , stationary
temperature , southerly winds , becoming va
For Iowa : Southerly winds , local rains ,
sllirht changes in temperature.
For Eastern Dakota : Fair weather , sta
tionary temperature , winds becoming north
The Coffee Market.
NEW YOIIK , J une 11. Coffee was again
more or less excited at times to-day and
speculation was quite active , over 150,000
bags changing hands. The opening was
stronger , 50(500 ( points hlchcr , but the bears
began a general .raid later In the day and
prices broke quickly HOnSlGi points. At the
close the feeling was irregular. Strong ad
vices from llotad ( no effect
Trnjtedlaa Sheridan Dead.
SAN FnANciscoJuno 11. Tbo steamship
Alameda , which arrived this morning from
Australia , hud onboard Karl Aberdeen , ex-
lord lieutenant of Ireland , and wife. In-
tclllgciico brought by the steamer of the
death of tha Amirtcan' tragedian , William
K. Sheridan , at Bfclnjey , May is , ot epilepsy.
Close of the < Celebration.
FINDLAY , O. , Jupejl.L The feature of the
closluK day oflhe natural gas celebration
was the drill and .exhibition given at Camp
Garfield bv Battery I > , of Cincinnati , for a
purse of SAOO. Another feature was the lay
ing of the corner stone ot the new Episcopal
church. \ _ '
A DliaBUp'it * Kuiiaway.
MINNEAPOLIS , .Juna 11. Mr. and Mrs.
Charles Hazenwero riding this evening
when Uio buggy was struck by a heavy
wagon drawn by a runaway team. The
buggy was demolished and the occupants
fatally Injured. Two children were also run
ST. PAUL , June il. The committee ot
general freight agents of the northwestern
roads , to whom tha general managers re
ferred the mllllne-in-tranilt question , had a
meeting to-day , but refuse to give any information
mation as to the mult.
Smallpox In 'Priaco.
SAN FiiAxciftco , June 11. A well de
veloped rase ot. smallpox was discovered by
the anthorltloi to-day In tle ) Chinese district
In this city. The victim. ! * ono of the Chi
nese recently released from the quarantine
shir ) Belglc.1
A SOUTHERNER'S ' OPINION ,
Representative Dates of Alabama Talks
About Presidential Possibilities.
DISTRIBUTING PUTLIC PAPERS.
The Manner or Tliclr Circulation of
No Benefit to th People The
Beauties of lleil Tape
WASHINGTON , Juno 11. ISpeclal Tele
gram to the BEK.J In the opinion ot Hcp-
rcsosontatlvo Ontcs , of Alabama , who Is one
of the most Able men iu the south , neither
Ulalne nor Sherman will bo the presidential
nominee , ilo says : "These tsvo men are
pretty equally balanced In power. They aie
the two strongest men In the republican
party , because they arc the ablest. 1 think
neither of them will bo nominated , because
It hardly over occurs that n party nominates
Us ablest man. and when they do nominate
him , it Is only to have him defeated. Henry
Clay could never have been elected. Ho was
always beaten by much smaller men. ( ! reat
men antagonize too many people and too
many Interests. They have too much of n
record. That was Dial no's weakness. Ho
had too much record , and Cleveland's ' creat
strength was that ho had veiy llttlo record ,
and consequently very llttlo to cause antag
onism. Allison , 1 think , Is the man most
likely to get the republican nomination. Ho
hasn't too much record. Cleveland , I have
no doubt , will bo the democratic candidate.
Notwithstanding some llttlo disappoint
ment ! ! , I believe that every southern state
will send Its delegation to the national con-
tion pledged for Cleveland. "
Distributions of Public Document ! .
WASHINGTON , Juno 10. | Special to the
BKE. | Just at tills season of the year the
dealers In government publications are in
the habit of replenishing their btocKs. so as
to be prepared to meet the demands which
always follow the election of a new con
gress. There are a great many features
about this operation which would scarcely
bear a close Investigation. The distribution
of public documents Is carried on in the most
bap-hazard and slip-shod manner Imaginable.
There Is absolutely no system at all about
the distribution , except that each and every
senator and representative Is allotted so
many copies of each publication. As a natural
result the member irom Boston , New York
or Philadelphia who has not a single farmer
among his constituency , finds that ho has
about000 agricultural reports assigned to his
credit for which ho has no possible use , while
the member from the rural districts IMS not
half enough to go around his district. Ho will
have however a full quota of documents rela
ting to the scieutliic explorations carried on
by the Coast and Geologic surveys and ha
knows very well that the people who depend
upon him tor their literature are in no man
ner Interested In these works. Occasionally
there is an exchange , effected between mem
bers without the aid of the middle-man , who
In this case Is the dealer In public documents.
But it more often happens that the member
has not the tlmo or the inclination to loot
around amone-hls associates for the one who
is anxious. This is.the opportunity for which
the dealer Is waitins. And it Is the period
between the adjournment of one congress
and the assembly ot another that the harvest
is gathered. There areiniany men who find
theifrwajr into the halls of congress who are
not averse to perquisites. These men con
sider it a legitimate act to dlBDoso of their
books for cash and not a few ot them do so
constantly , year after year. The clerks
in the document rooms of the two houses
could rfell some interesting stories of
these transfers of books if they chose to dose
so , but It is for their interest to keep quiet ,
as many of them add qt'lte a little to their
own salaries by surreptitious or open deal
ings In this class of plunder. Within the
next month the annual report of the depart
ment of aailculture will be ready for deliv
ery. Each n ember of the lower house Is en
titled to abiut o'JO copies of this work. An
order for a quota can bo secured at the pres
ent time for a little less than 845. The
books are not yet Issued. As the tlmo for
their publication approaches they will In
crease in value until they reach about eleht
cents a volume. This Is about the maximum
limit for wholesale lots. The purchasers dis
pose of them to members from agilcultural
districts at about ten cents a volume. Mem
bers bavins a great many farmers among
their constituents consider that a few hun
dred dollars expended iu this matter is about
the host possible way ot Investing campaign
funds. It Is natural , therefore , that the re
ports of the department of agriculture should
always command a ready market. Next to
these reports those Issued by the bureau of
ethnology are the most valuable from a com
mercial standpoint They are eagerly somcht
after , by members from the cities ,
especially those In whoso districts
scientific or educational Institutions
abound. Reports of the bureau of
ethnology command about 3 or 85 a volume
according to their age , the oldnrs ones being
the most valuable of course. The Kcbolllon
records are also readily salable. The first
three or four volumes which are very scarce ,
bring from two to four dollars each from
dealers even though they are unbound. The
latest Issues , bound In cloth , are worth only
about 25 cents each.
When a congressman dies durlnc his term
his successor often linds that he Ims very lit
tle show In the book line. If the deceased
has not left instructions to have all the pub
lications to his credit distributed among his
constituents it will very likely be lound that
some employe of the house lias obtained an
order for all that ore left and Ionic before the
successor of the deceased takes his seat the
second-hand < ! eaicr will have secured his en
tire quota. This practice has been carried so
far that attention has bean attracted to It
and the result Is likely to be the breaking on"
of a practice which Ims grown to be a public
The Trials or Correspondents.
WASHINGTON , .luno 11. ( Special to
the BfcE.J No one who has not be&n
connected with the newspaper olllccs
in Washlneton can have any Idea oi the ab
surd requests which some people will make
of the correspondents. Hundreds of people
who are In possession of a fact of moro or
less Importance to themselves think they
have Important news which the country Is
just suffering to hear. These people Invaria
bly rush to "Newspaper row" or to the ofllco
of the press associations and they seem to
feel atrleved if the correspondents do not
at once seize upon the Item and send It broad
cast through the country , hast week the
secretary of the llaytleu legation was sure
that he had sometlng which the public of the
United States would pore over'and ponder.
He hastened to the ofllce of the Now York as-
clated press. Mr. Charles A. iioynton , who
takes euro of the western end of this Institu
tion , was in charge of the olllco that night
The diplomat carried u pacRago of papers a
foot thick under his arm. " 1 have come , " he
said , "to tbn otllco of the associated press to
brine the official report of the inauguration
of 1'roeldent Soloraan who has lust entered
upon a new septenate. Here Is his Inaugu
ral address and the program of the Inaugural
ceremonies. It is In French , and as I had
no time to translate it 1 suppose that
you , sir , have assistants who can translate
the French tongue' ? ' "Oh , yes , " replied Mr.
Iioynton , "we nave four or five men here
who do nothing else. ' 1 hat It their business , "
The secretary was delighted , ana bowing
profusely be left the , office. In ten minutes
he was back again. He § aid that ho had dis
covered on his return to the legation that the
oulycopyof the official program in the pos
session ot the legation was the one that he
had Just left with Mr. Iioynton , Ho wanted
to borrow it for a short tlino In order that a
copy might be made to keep in the archives ,
Mr. Boynton said that ho should bo glad to
accommodate the gentleman , but ho was
ufrald the rules of the office would not per
mit It The secretary was "iu a holo" anuvvas
very anxious to have the program. Ho was
willing to give bonds for Its safe return aiut
promised not to keep It more than half an
hour. On this assurance Mr. Iioynton nt-
lowed the paprr to leave the olllco. It was
icturned Inside ot thirty minutes and that
cvenlne ttie pile of manuscript , which would
have tilled a page , was s > ont over the wires in
less than two hundred words.
Authorized Hcsorvc Agent * .
WASHINGTON , Jutio 11. fbpodal to the
Dun. I It Is noticed with some surprise that
very few of tno banks of Chicago are nu-
thor/.cd ! to act as reserve agents for other
national banks , while these of Omaha , St.
l.ouls , New York and other largo cities are
const.iutly iccelvlng appointments to take
care of the surplus funds of banks In all sec
tions ot thu country. An Inquiry to the
cau o of this state of affairs brought out the
following story : The act of congress ap
proved last year authorized the recognition
as a "reserve city" of any pluco where two-
thirds of the national banks would join in
nnd make thu lequest ot the treasury of
ficials. The bill was pushed through con
gress by thu Chicago members and In the in
terest of the Chicago banks. It seems , however -
over , that there. Is In Chicago a clearing
houco to which the smaller national banks
have been denied admission. As soon as the
reserve bill hccumo a law the clearing house
banks called a meeting of all dm national
banking Institutions In Chicago , and tno
small fry wore- told that their .signatures
were wanted to a petition which would give
all the banks represented the light to enjoy
the benelits of the law. Hut the small try
wort1 not ot that species of lish. They re
plied through their icpreM'ntatlves that they
wcie not particularly anxious to join In. If
they signed the petition at all It would be
only alter they had been admitted to mem
bership In the dealing house. Tills caused
n great deal ot consternation , but thu bigger
concerns wcio not disposed to give In to
their smaller and poorer relations. As there
vveio moru than ono-third ot the national
banks In Chicago outside the clearing house ,
thu others found themselves unablu to com
ply with the terms of thu act , nnd they were
unable. In consequence , to enjoy the benelits
of the law. In the meantime the banks of
other cities have been abln to reap the crop
of reserve funds which the Chicago men
sowed. Tlicro Is growling iu Chicago In
Rcautlos of lied Tape.
WASHINGTON , June 11. [ Special to the
Bin : . ] While there Is no better paymaster to
Its employes who arc engaged In thu city of
Washington , than the government ot the
United States , thcro Is none so bad In the
world than this same government when its
servants are engaged In their labors away
from the shadow of the capltol. This is es
pecially true of ofllclnls and employes con
nected with the department of justice.
While the clerks In the attorney-general's
ofllce here will receive their salaries for the
first half of the current month on Wednes
day next , the assistants to thn district attor
neys in cities outside of Washington , as well
as marshals , court officers , witnesses and
others needed to and In maintaining the dig
nity of the United State courts , have not yet
been paid for work done during the mouth
ot April. Every account against the govern
ment contracted outside ot Washington
seems to have a faculty ot winding itself up
in red tape , and no matter It the public ser
vant is provided for by law ho cannot get his
salary until his account has passed through
a hundred hands. These Interested have
been trying for years to get some .system of
payments adopted which would Insure more
prompt payment , butupto'tho present limn
they have been unable to get any satisfaction.
Washington's Hotel Facilities
WASHINGTON. Juno 11 [ Special to the
BEE.J Washington Is fast becoming the
city of national conventions. The beauties
of the city itself and the historical treasures
which abound in Its Immediate vicinity ,
serves to make It attractive to people Irom
all parts of the country. Every ono who
comes here , however , speaks of the ono
thing needed. There Is no hotel with lirst
class accommodations In every respect.
There Is no city In the world where the hotel
proprietors look alter the table and the coin-
tort of the inner man than they do in this
city. But the hotel buildings themselves are
a disgrace to any community. Thcro Is not
one of them which can bo called oven second
rlass. They are well furnished and well
kept , but they are not hotels. It will bo a
great day for the city when a hotel of modern
design Is erected hero , and the indications
now are that this will bo accomplished within
a year. A company of capitalists are said to
bo negotiating for a .site now , and they pro
pose to build ono of the linest structures of
the kind In the world.
The Country Prosperous.
WASHINGTON , Juno 11. [ Special to the
BEE. ! "If there is ono thing more than an
other which will argue against an extra ses
sion of coucrcss It is the general prosperity
abounding throughout the country , " said a
Pennsylvania representatho this morning.
" 1 nave just returned from an extended trip
through the west , and never did I see the
whole population so thrifty. The crops are
irowlngmagnlQccntly ; prices for products
arc good ; buildings are going Up everywhere
and money Into manufacturing Interest Is
lowering and there is less distress than I
have seen during the past decade or score of
years. What Is there to call for nn extra
session ? If there Is too much surplus In the
treasury It doesn't seem to injury any body
or anything , and there Is no Immediate de
mand tor action in that direction , and I DO-
lleve the surplus Is the only thing crying for
congressional action. True , the revenues
ought to bo reduced and some of the idle
money in the treasury put into circulation ;
but can any ono say that the immense pros
perity abounding throughout the country
would indicate that biimmary action In lef-
crencc to anything within thu power ot con
gress is demanded ? 1 do not think so. Be
sides , 1 do not belie vo that there will bo an
extra session. If for no other icasou than
that the president does not care to take the
responsibility of It. Thcro Is anoxliacost
attaching to an extra session of .something
like SM.OOO a day. "
Amonc the Military.
WASHINGTON , Juno 11. [ .Special Tele
gram to the BTK. I General Sheridan will
icvlow the National guard of Pennsylvania
at their state encampment In August.
By a decision of the secretary of war It Is
held that In case any army oflicer avails him
self of a leave of absence wlillu under orders
to change station , It merely suspends the ex
ecution of the order for a change of station ,
and at the expiration of the leave the olllcer
comes under the operation of the order , and
in obeying It is entitled to lull pay for the
tlmo necessary to perloi in the journey troin
his old station to his new ono.
( ieucral Sheridan will soon pass upon the
question as to whether It will be necessary to
erect additional buildings at Fort Meyer for
the accommodation ot two companies of
cavalry which are to form the eairison.
Army orders : Lieutenant Colonel Amos
Bcckttith , assistant commissary general ,
First Lieutenant Thomas S. Mumford , Thir
teenth Infantry , and First Lieutenant W. K.
Wilder , Fourtn cavalry , have been ordered
to meet at St. Louis to Investigate the lass of
certain live stoek ; Lieutenant 1' . A. Httnn ,
Twenty-ilfth Infantry , now on leave.
in New York , has hern ordered
to accompany a detachment of recruits
to the department of Dakota , and there join
Army leaves : Second Lieutenant S , L.
Falrson , First Infantry , two months : Second
Lieutenant I * M. Kocler. Fourth cavalry one
month's extension ; First Lieutenant Wilbur
Loveridge , Third artillery , two months ,
trom July 1 : iSccoud Lieutenant U. M. Pur-
sell , signal corps , two month ! ) , fiont July.
An order was Issued from the war depart
ment to-day relieving Brigadier ( icncral
Weetly Merrllt as superintendent of Wt-bt
Point military academy. July Land assign-
Ins : htm to the command ot the department o (
Missouri from that date , succeeding Cunernl
WHcox. whom he succeeded as brigadier gen
eral. An order wns also issued
( icnernlG. J. Pnrke , corps of enyinceis , In
bu superintendent of West JPoJnt on the UMh
of August. suwwdlnj : Gviwul Merrill , ( if n
eral P.irko Is now In Europe and the duties
of superintendent Irom the. tlmo of General
Mci rut's relief until Parku's icturn will be
performed by Lieutenant Colonel II. C. Has *
iirmick , at pit'.sont In command of the cadets.
An order to that ciiect wns also Issued to
Troop A , First calvary , Captain Thoinal
darvey , at Fort Mau-lnls , Montana , and
troop D , Captain A. U. Fnrsrs.at Foil Ouster ,
Montana , have bacn ordeied to
nnd lnwn 1'rnslon * .
WASHINGTON , Juno IU. [ Special Telegram
gram to the Bni : . | Pensions wcro Issued for
Ncbraskans to-day as follows : John M.
Llnch. HntnboliU ; Kobcrt J. Mct'reary , Pawnee -
nee City ; Sylvester L. Morris. Manloy ;
James It. Bulllngton , Liberty : ; Jacob DrctzJ
ler , Falls City ; Jamrs 1) . Warren , Nellghl
David O. Falte , Nebiniku City ; Volney
Brandt , Utlca ; Jonas Loranoo , Atkinson ;
Fied K. L. Webber , Klrkwood.
Pensions for lowans ; Margaret , widow ot
Oscar Livingston , Oskaloosa , original ; Davldi
Huirmaii , JdTcison ; William F. Heed ,
Donnelison ; Kpphalm Stoneslpor , Blairs *
town ; Molcholr Werner , Dubunuo ; John
Walker. Lavilla O. Livingston , Oskaloosa ;
Ell Deun , Augusta ; Ewnid Hnsscll , A inert- '
ens ; V. Kemlilck , Burlington : Oscar D ,
Johnston , Woodbine : JullU9.lt. iiiimbo ,
Clark.svillo : Francis ComcroftitiMaquokcta ;
Frederick itoach. Chelsea : Gllllen F. Patter
son. Newton ; John W. Moats , Greenfield ;
Michael Itelneit , ( ionrnoy ; John L. Sccloy ,
Kandolph ; George W. Kurd , ' Ncwhamnton ;
Charles Htanlov , Oskaloosa : Francis Kear
ney , Eatlvlllo ; William II. Mooie. Deoorah ;
Charles P. Uoeil , Cedar Hajilds ; Francis K ,
Mcrrltt , Kock Kaplds ; 11. Green , Shullrock ,
Morrison nn Intur-Stnto Matter * .
WASHINGTON , June 11. [ Special Tele-
pram to the Bnn.J Inter-Stato Commerce
Commissioner Morrison says congress , at the
next session , will undoubtedly amend the
law which he l.s dispensing and that ho himself -
self could suggest some changes which would
bo of advantage , but doubts whether con
gress would take his word for It since ho has
retired from that body. The colonel de
clares ho Is as much ot a politician now aa
he ever was , however.
National Capital Note * .
WASHINGTON , Juno 11. [ Special Tele
gram to the MIK.I : Alfred It. Allen , of Iowa ,
a 8000 clerk In the ofllco ot the secretary of
the treasury , has been promoted to S1OOC.
It Is bollved that W. W. Corcoran , the ven-
crablo millionaire philanthropist , will re
cover from his serious Illness.
Hon. Frank D. Jackson , secretary of state
of Iowa , is In the city visiting his father.
Jackson , although quite a young man , Is one
of the leading republicans of the stato.
Attorney General Garland was fifty- five
years old today and celebrated the oven t by
going on a fishing expedition.
Pacific Railroad Land Grants.
WASHINGTON , June 11. The commission
er of the general land ofllce , Iu response tea
a call from the Pacific railroad commission
ers , has caused to bo prepared and forwarded
a voluminous report , giving In tabular form
the amounts of land granted to , selected by ,
and patented to the several companies whoso
affairs are under Investigation. The amount
the Union Pacilic was lL8ui,844 ; ncres , o !
which amount 'U47GSJ acres have been se
lected nnd 2,010,178 acres patented , leaving
8.102,102 acres to bo selected. The Kansas
Pacltic had a grant of 0,000,000 acres. U has
selected lTbSU.vj acres , ot which amount
% : t,7i4 acres have been patented. 'It lu >
4,211,7-18 acres yet remaining to bo selected.
The selections hiado by the remaining com
panies liavo nearly all been patented and
. over about all the available lands in their
grants. > _
Unr Circulating Medium.
WASHINGTON , Juno 11. The treasurer lias
iroparcd a statement -regard to-tho clrcit-
.atlne medium , which shows that the total
circulation of coin and curioney May III , 1887 ,
was Sl1'J7 , ' . > 50'iGO , A net Increase of ' 858,5CO >
M.'MIS compared with the circulation' May si.
WAsm.voTON.June 11. [ Special Telegram
to the BEK.J John II. Helnnlchs was to-day
appointed postmaster at Van Huron , Jackson
county , la. , vice Otto Schmidt , resigned.
The name of the postolllco nt Hiram , Mad
ison county , was chanced to-day to Warmer-
PASOOK'a PI CICUP.
Ho Runs In Some "Cold Dupes" On
the International Union.
BUFFALO , Juno 11. A sensation was de
veloped in the typographical convention , dur
ing the secret session yesterday 'afternoon ,
the particulars of which are slowly leaking
out It was learned last nUht that Pascoo
had tendered his resignation , but the reason
for this action was kept a close secret. This
morn I tic , however , it was learned that a
shortage had been found In Faroe's ac
counts. The finance committee has been at
work on the books tor some llino , andaf
soon as they were convinced of the shortage
they reported to the convention. What
transpired in the secret session Is only
Knpwn to the delegates themselves , but Pas-
coe had sevelcd ils connection with the ex *
ecutlvo. department of the union when the
doors were re-opened.
'The if port of thecoiumltteo on subordinate
unions wns afterwards taken up. It was de
cided that no foreman shall have the right to
discharge an Incompetent ' "KUU" when the
regular lias not boon notified of the "sub's"
incompetency. it was resolved that the re
port of the committee on unfair ofllces bf
adopted by the convention and given into the
hands of the Buffalo union , with Instruc
tions to carry out recommendations. Th
convention then went Into secret session ,
I'lio report on unfair ofllccs was submitted i9
the secret session yesterday.
Toronto Carpenters Strike.
TOIIONTO , Juno 11. The union and no.u-
unlon carpenters struck this morning for an
Increased scale of wages. The number of
men out Is fiom 1.000 to 1,200.
Ilhl Ho Shoot Her on PurfiOHo ? '
CHATTANOOGA , Tunn. , Juno 11. Cleve
land , Tenn. , Is In the wildest excitement
over the developments to-day In the shooting
ot MIsa Irene Fanu by Will Gunss. Thurs
day ( iuess. was passing the school where Mlsa
Fann wan teaching. Ho pointed a rlllo at
Miss Fann when the weapon was suddenly
exploded , killing the unfortunate lady In
stantly. Now it IK asserted that ( luess delib
erately killed Miss Fann because bho whipped
his little sister for an.lnfriietlon ot the rules ,
The authorities are Investigating. Guess liny
* * IlnllrondB Coino to Blow * .
l.VDiA.NAi-oi.is. Juno 11. A spirited ra I-
road light developed here to-night Iratvveou
the Indianapolis , Decatur & Springfield road
and the "Big Four" line. The former
company wished to build acrora
the lattcr's track and hnd a crosslnr
nearly completed before thu Ulg Four officials
learned what was going on. The Decatur
people practically completed a temporary
crossing , but the Big Four had It blockaded
with n locomotive nnd freight cars. The
Dccatnr folks will proceed In the morning to
complete the * woik , and a rcgulnr battle is ex
A Strike Settled.
PiTTMiuno , June 11. A dispatch from th
conk regions states that II. ( ' , Frlck it Co. .
ono of the largest lirmft , conceded the lUlf
percent advance demanded by the strllicni
and work will bo resumed at their ovens at
Cleveland at Work.
WARIIWOTON , June IL Tbo president
resumed his routine nt the white housa to
day and devoted most of to-day to considera
tion nt matters which accumulated during
A Dank Burglar Captured.
ST. JOHN , N. B. , Juno 11. Tim saving !
I'ftiiU at St. Martin was burglarl/cd ten days
ngo ami JV.OOO In securities taken. The
robber has boon captuied nflnr a lonx chase ,
ana part of the bmirltk'S recovered.
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