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22D YEAB NO. 6,84:0.
WASHINGTON, D. Cm THURSDAY EVENING, JULY 3, 1890.
PBIGE TWO CSMS.
A N NPALODS JOB EXPOSED BY
THE SENATES ACTION,
If CLUU: A CONGRESS OfFKlHL
Their Scheme Wai Fixed t& Net
Them a Quarter'Millfon,
DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS ARE IHYOLYED.
Tho Senate Smithes the JoV-Will An
Investigation Follow? Dotails of
a Big Industry,
Cue of the inoet flagrant jobs ever
sprung upon tho people rccolved Ita
death blow yestonlny. It was the
Senate which administered the" stab be
neath the fifth rib..
It seems that there are somo bun
d ids of thousands of land patents lay
Ing in the Gcnoral Land OfQce nwaltlne;
claimants. This condition of affairs
was discovered last year by Thomas II.
iWcKcc, then assistant librarian of the
Senate. Uc has, It seems, a talent
for such matters. In 1839 he
compiled a largo campaign volume
under tho tltlo of "Tariff Echoes," or
'imcthlng similar. Ho lost money by
ho venturo and made It his chief claim
1'CfU'' at the House end of tho Capl
1 h xlo Is now superintendent of tho
use Document Room.
Discovering that thoro wero those
eands of land patents awaiting
ants, ho conceived tho idea that
t would bo
SI V IN FElUtBTINa OCT TUB OWNEHS
n upplylng them with the missing
II1 to the pcrfcot chain of
tlt.o to their land. He hal
iccour o to II. W. Combs, a law
ycr wIk m ho had known In the brcozy
IVcst Thtough him T. 8. Oonstan.
U c NiwYnrk denier In mahogany
g was brought into the
fcu'iu Constantino furnished $5,000
t further the job. McICce's part was
t I' 'uence the oillctals. Ho did It
vc'l well, In fact, that tha
j Jtllc interested appealed to Con
prcs. Tho first result was the
ntlnptl' n by tho Senate, on the 14th of
Jlay last, of a resolution requiring a
statement from tho Secretary of the
Interior of the facts "relative to land
patents retained In the General Land
Ofllce tor more than one yoar after It
Uln.j In response to this resolution the
Fccrctary, tho Hon. John W, Noble,
answered as follows :
It. rciii) tUtreto I bare to transmit hsrs
wltU the report to the secretary of the Act.
1 s Cumuilulontr of the General Laud
Of' c, dated May SU, whereby It appears.
VJi nether things, that there are 3ft0,000
undelivered patents on file tn that oltlet, as
cftn.tid, that It U ttM practice of
.,.' btneral Land Office to send
. f'i local land office all tbe
1 a'cuti fur lands entered therein at soon as
l Mtnc are prepared, so that the rightful
of net may obtain the same w pen surrender
it tu ihiluate receipts issued to them
v, ' t ' il i.al payment awl proof are made, and
.' i? tl.c act umuUtlou In the General Land
i ii' sreculted from the lUsconUnuance
t i 1 laud oitict-a, the entire records of
v.L,. L were then transferred to the Dspart--tictt
In connection with the further fact
' at d .' i ij, the war of the rebellion, when
lus.ccss WJ suspended la all local land
r ''ice" tu the Southern States, no patents
issued ou entries made lu said States prior
t 14 c uld be sent to Mich omces, aud
( 'it ,uentiy were retained here.
besides the 350,000 patents ou ale lu the
General Laud Ontee, there are probably
Ua) ijuu on file la the various local land
t fl're. an siting the demand of the owners.
li.e t uiuUMooer further states the
lame of several person who have been
a rJcd fadlitles to obtain the names of
I er . i to whom such patents were Issued,
a '.It:, reasons therefor, aud suggests at
leaat'w'it legislation he deem necessary
t f cure tUti prompt delivery of the
ji'prts rueuttottea to those who are en
tmed tu tne same, Is which reeorometda
t I luucur.
MB. STOfc'M'i LXTTEK.
In vKwof this Ingenious letter, it is.
well to know exactly what the "Anting
1 t i.iilunet" had t say. Hit letter
4 i-. HTMKST Or THB IkfUUOK,
GsknuLL LtNu Uwncn,
i,ni!&TO, 0. C, May 30, law.
-it: I have reeeived by refwene feast
' La A"5i5tai.t SeeMtary copy el a resolu
t u tu t uUed States ifetiate, dated May
it l- requiring the (ietretai-y of the U
tui rtuinfurnt the Senate of the number
t una patents issued by the Uovernment
a tu.u imve Dtrenretaineauit&etienerai
J - 1 3u.e fur mote than one year, whether
fiMit-i lave been
aaotaeu pnvie msr-
i - 1. 1 u' tjining the natnes of parsons to
i, ,. ui 6i J pateatewece tasHnt. ana what
K.iatiou, U any, is mwoassry to secuN
l u x r. nipt delivery of sail patents to those
v l sk. entitled to the same, with raqueet
t l viiij rej.uft, UdHiillfete.ui tkansaUer.
I ..ii, i I have the honor to atate that
t i luj.i er uf uiideliveced patents on He
i - - a.i.L u tumted to approxinute
i i-i.-.o rraetkt of tWoflice toseud to
c .l !u...u Luul uiliwc all the pntentslar
tuis luurtdthtrwiu a soon as the aame
..n i it., mid, mt tut the rightful owner
iuj v i.tiiu the luuc upon Mtrrendnr of the
Ui. iLjte icceljiti Uotuidtu Unyaa when ftnal
I -t at aud pfuut u made.
1 !.,. .i. uuiuUtiuu uf piteuts iuthlsof-
usuiled trum lUe -Mf ..ti..i.Bn,- g
t. i .j'-.-X udicc, tl.e tuiho record Ot wbh-'h
v ti t i rjuaX erred tu this utOte, and the U-t
li.ii ilunt.4 the war uf the rebellion, when
; uiid 4a ut.cudvd lu all local land
jiKl- in i lie Suuthera &UJ4, no pateuta
iu..i :'U ettriea uu.de In wtid States i'liur
iu 1' vuuld be teui to such ufic, ud
4. uoo,iicutl) Wtic retued here.
iiJi. the 30,UW patenu ou ale iu tUU
ulliu a-- ataled, j ui) Urgi uumber prub
u ). ixuvdiw: jOU.OuO, are ou ttk ii ttie
.us luvil Cd oiliti.0 awalUng i-- J.
ij.A.1 f tlit jwutro, and to t..iu:li
J J l id! l alitlJL Ul 1U n.-H04UH) tO lull. K iO
.1 Uob coiid?oLjou-e uuitt be hU.iu Jl
lu uapouae tv iL. iuijuir) U4 to aiUwr
finut. have Lt.u aJtonled l i
j v peTaoua foi 4itiuiUi; the lUacul
. , ..atiUr,. .id jiUula Weri. iwiUed,
J -ju ti t,u i' i while I aa A-Ui4ji
t -.Lao! Jlwr , , iilloU of Ux. H. te
( o T t (.yujiiuiiiii. and T
J VIiKii., lui ajide for pcfiula
',... ILat i i uMiitUvi.M.d potenla on
X i ttua oit... . jiid as agreed uoa L
1 ,.uil. ILt Aiaiini Sscretr of
I ciiki.Sr.' "Hl i ru.d b) liis recuiu-
wuuJj.i.41 4 t i-i-lr kherakler iud stand
, I jutLorum w aWaMi inMawan, under
i. u. i..iw of H. W. C'oiub 4 Co., to
u lw A couy of the latter uu
, ' .:. aiaU.vMUy L herewith tucloiod,
and the work of listing was done hy a twrce
of copyists employed ny said Ann
l'nr the privilege accorded It Is tottered
many of the owners of lands in the vartons
States bare proenred their patents and per
fected tttles to their holdings
With reference to the last inquiry as to
what legislation, If any, Is necessary tose
core the prompt delivery of ssld patetrt to.
those who are entitled to the same, I tafe
to report that while this Is pnrely a matter
of personal Interest to the pirsorm entefliBt
or now bohtlne the lands, as the Govtro
menthas fulflfled Us oMlaatlon by the lsn
of the patent and will promptly deliver the
aame when called for to their rtghttnl own
ers, It may be questioned whether anj leg
islation Is demanded
If, however, Contrres shall desire to take
swell action as will bring to the notice of
entrymen ami present owners the faet that
their patents are still undelivered, the ob
ject may be perhaps attained by either ot
the following plans:
1. Let correct lists of patents undelivered
for more than one year In each local office
lw published as an advertisement In each
county paper In which such lands are
situate, for such period as may le deter
mined, but not to exceed fottr weelts, with
requests for owners of the lands to apply
for the same.
3. Lot correct lists lie furnished to the re
corder ot deeds In each county tn which the
lands are situate so that he may notify
those Interested. As such patents should
be recorded In the proper registry of deed?,
Hie fact that the emoluments of lilsofllce
would be Increased thereby would probably
Induce the recorder to brine; the matter
more directly to the attention of those
Should the plan for advertising lw adopted
by formal legislation, 11 would require an
appropriation of about $75,000 to pay
for the necessary advertisement.
Should either plan be authorized by law,
or a completo Uu be required by Congress
of all unclaimed patents, a temporary In
create In tho clerical force ot this office
would be needed for one year of fifteen
copyists at a salary of $000 per annum each.
Very respectfully. . M. Stone,
The Secretary ot the Interior.
Now, all this sounds Innocent
enough. But why should tho UnUod
States call In private citizens to enable
it to render unto other citizens what
was theirs by right J As a matter of
fact, this firm established a bureau in
tho General Land Ofllco. For weeks
llioy had n corps of from
TWBNTY TO SIXTY CLEIIKS
engaged In tho task of preparing tho
data In Tcgatd to these land patents.
They had full run of tho Land Ofllec.
If thoro was nny doubt of their authority
it was silenced by the following letter:
Department ot- the Interior,
General bvsn Oktice,
Wasiiinotos, I). C , (uo date.)
Gentlemen: You hare the consent ot
the General Land Ofllce In securing to
present owners ot lands the patents there
for which bare lieen from various causes
retained In this oflkc, Instead of beliur de
Ilvered to them or their grantors.
From Inquiry carefully made I lie
Here jour firm to be reputable
ami responsible, and I regard your
enterprise as legitimate and laudable. I
recommend your work as at once beneficial
to the Government In relieving this oltlce of
such a burden, and at the same time render
ing to owners ot land a great service In
the if faction ot their titles.
Very truly, V, M. Stonk,
General Land Ofllce.
Messrs. . It. Combs, T. 8. OoneUnUne
aud T. H. McKee.
If any cue questioned their standing
hownaouloiod by a peruMl of the fol
Detahtmest or the Intbrioii,
Washisotox, IJ, tt, Nor. 30, 1SS0.
Gentlemen: I hare received your letter
of November 30, with circulars Inclosed,
asking permission to refer to in as to your
character and standing, and it giyes me
pleasure to say that you have my permission
to so refer, very trulyjours.
Messrs. 11. V. Combs A Co., Waahlug-
to, I). C.
Aided in this way by their confed
erates in the Interior Department,
the Acting Commissioner of the
liSnd Oltlce ant! the Secretary
of the Interior, this enterprising
firm secured the data regarding some
quarter of a million of land patents.
The men who catered the lands
had made their flaal proofs
at tho local land otHce ami
this proof had been forwarded to
the general oltice here. The patentees
had la some cases moved away, in
others died and ia atlll others
simply fulled to call for
their patents. The Government should,
of course, have done of lu own accord
what the bill passed yesterday by the
Senate yesterday compels to be done,
Hut it did not do it and this gave
THK8K &CHBMEBS THEIK CHANCE.
They seat agents around to the coun
ties where there were the largest num
ber o! these patent outstanding. Thev
worried the local recorders of deeds and
terrirkd tho owners of the property.
They secured ia this way th names of
about 60,000 present owners of lands
wbre the original patenW had not ua
They sent around circulars offering
to supply the deficiency for $t on, an
Uootst-appearing amount. Hut the
scheme didn't work as planned ia
some way. Maybe the paying mem
bers of the arm got anxious.
Anyway, the fee was raised
to J35. Kot satiaoed with this, when
the $33 were reeeived a notice was sent
the applicant that unexpected dial
eulsies Wad arisen, and another Msntt
tnnce of 125 was exacted before the
patent would be gent. Originally the
price had been put at $4.C the odd
cents apoaientiy added on for honesty's
sake. Whether the quarrel arose about
this or about some other feature of Use
Job hi not known. Certain it is that
THB CO&SPllUTO&S qCAJUiKUED
among thetnnelven. Some one, name
unknot j, aoM out kit Interest for 00.
Then CoansNi and Conennjplitte tried
to freeze McKee out About
this time a constituent of
Senator Paddock of Kebraska wrote to
find out about the matter Com
plaints eonM from Arknnans and Mla
aiantspL Mr. HcRae took action
lftOatinc to the prosflfltVui of his oosv
atttuents. Thus the job was expoead,
ftyH tfoy gttffl of the jHRalii ynatardnsr
put an end to the robbery.
It would seem that de oaUcuUs who
have been a party to this job should be
Kivtn an opportunity to expaw their
tuleats ia private, There was no ques
tion In the Senate of Uu. tUahoawt tl
grnnc of their act,,
WHAT lUIUi U'UAH A.
tuftuiu McKms explanation hi
straightforward ami espUeit- Be aajn.
ui iJL.k.1, tht he and y iHurtsaxa
undertook to do at mnfjrrato fee what
the Goverament should h done
but f iilid to do. He says no money
ban buen uuvk- out of the at heme aaJ
that It asi under UIilu at the ioj dest A
thoat, lolU-tlUcli Nu KAOrbilaUL tM.a
ht aa were exacted Tlu. t-ii fuc
waa, he iavb aaktid f(.r bv a Ual m
i4 . and not by h'Fi i i. tin jlf.- .
Intdm strnl vtth-
Ht- says that the tight agaiatt Uiui
and hi aim U iuil by lit; aU
siwetera" throughout the country who
charge big fees for what the Gorwn
flMrnt fumfMiM for nxMhirw. The Gap
Mrth thinks tin debate on the bin In the
Howe will not be without interest
aahensl H ..
A TRIPARTITE ALLIANCE.
Sonth American Republic to Oppose
Chicago, July 8. Inls Meodosa of
lluenos Avrw, who was In this city
yesterday, speaking on South Ameri
can affairs, said that an alliance be
tween the Argentine IlepttbHc, Peru
and llrazll exists, but that Its object is
dcfontlrc. "There is no thought of an
attack upon Chill," he explained, "but
that little country is acilug so badly
that It Is necessary to restrain It.
"The cltlEens of Chill think their In
terests predominate over all others In
South America; In fact, they think
Chill Is South America, and this alli
ance Is only formulated to check the
violation of International rlgUts. Now,
Chili will understand that there are no
more conquests, and that it cannot at
tack Peru again without meeting with
opposition from these ble; countries. It
is all tho little nation's fault, for this
alliance would not have been formed If
Chill had taken part in the Pan-iVmorl-oan
Congress. The situation is so one
sided It would bo impossible for an
actual war to take place."
The reoplc Jubilant and Celebrntlnc
All Jltulness Suspended.
Boise Crrr, Idaho, July 3. The
long looked for nows of statehood was
received hero Tuesday afternoon, di
rectly after the passage by tho Senate of
tho Idaho Admission bill. The people
In nil parts of tho Territory are Jubilant
and aro now celebrating. In Boise, the
permanent capital, all business was sus
pended on receipt of tho news and tho
celebration was commenced. Delegate
Dubois, chairman of the Republican
State Committee, has tclonranhcd a call
for a meeting of the Bcpubilcan State
Committee on the 10th instant at this
Tho frcsl.lei.t sIk, tho Illll,
President Harrison this morning ap
proved ihc bill admitting Idaho Into
FRENCH AND ENGLISH RETALIATION
AGAINST THE UNITED STATES.
A Delicti tVir Mr, t'nruell Does Not
tVimt a Gahthot Olllco Victoria
Looking Ont for Her fnmllr.
Loxdok, July U. All Indications
point to a determined effort, led by Mr.
Howaid Vincent In tho British Parlia
ment, to discriminate against United
States exports In retaliation for the ile
Klniey tariff bill, The government,
however, has so much Important busi
ness ou its list that It Is unlikely that
such a measure Involving a radical de
parture from the free trade principles
of half a century would receive serious
consideration during the present ses
sion. In France, however, the adopllon
of retaliatory measures Is certain as soon
as the McKlnley bill becomes a law.
TH DCTCIt WAR INACHBKN,
on the Island of Sumatra, Is dragging
its slow length alone without any de
cided success on either side. Advices
are at hand that the Hollanders have
?;alned a slight advantage, but are wait
ng for reinforcements before proceed
ing to follow it up. The Acheenese
arc stubborn fighters and are conduct
ing a sort of holy war against the in
fldete, as they call the Dutch. All the
latter want is to extend their tobacco
TH DECLAEATIOK MABB BY MR. PAR-
at the banquet given In his honor Sat
urday evening, that he would on no ac
count accept a Government portfolio,
caused considerable speculation as to u
significance. It Is now believed that It
was Mr. Parnell's answer to a plan
which Mr. Gladstone is alleged to have
formulated to secure the passage of an
Irish local Government bill instead of
a Home Rule bill and give the Irish
offices to Nationalists.
While the administration of local af
fairs with the comfortable salaries whleh
such duties command would doubtless
be very acceptable to the average
Nationalist member, it is as difficult to
believe that any of the Irish members
would accept such a solution of the
Irish problem as it is to imagine that
Mr Gladstone is willing to dtpp hU
hoshe rule scheme and compromise on
a local government bill. Still, it is as
serted that Uteex-Piemier has suggested
sueb a plan and Mr. Parnell's doelara
tion is generally accepted as hie reply.
THK V.C81K HAS HSB WAY.
The army ewnmittee of the House of
Com moras navwar repotted in favor of
ahnlishlay the rank and position of
eommaader-ln chief of the forces, held
by the Duke of Cambridge, the govern
ment. It Is stated, was disposed to ac
cept Use committee's view. The Queen,
however, brought pressure upon the
ministry which induced a cabinet dis
cussion of the matter, and the govern
ment has now decided to override the
reeoBimeudation of the army committee
and retain the position. This action
has revived the rumor that the Duke of
Connesight la to he appointed to foa
chief command as soon as the Duke of
Cambridge can he conveniently shelved.
sxrua fieri' raws.
Expert tklswea have succeeded in
stealing several valuable miniatures
from ue Boyai Academy, under the
very nose of Mat uVsatssttves watching
them. The mat of the pictures has
mUedarow and a few of the smaller
works of prominent artists have been
wlthdmwn bjr tastfr owners, leal they be
WIU. ATTSKD STANLEY VSBt0.
King T-f'ToH of Belgium has sign!
ned hu irjleoiaon to he present at the
wedding of Mr. btaoiey.
L I II
atse. sCatsem watt 9nifsMi taw tJentaM.
Ksv YoK. Jul; 3 A Cape May
racial to that Mmm say the rumor
that Mr. Hantaan will return her
to tne donors U M'M" The
and Mrs Marason leaJuc
their presente at anv result would
ue usea tut aaveruatng purposes, and
liu-y propose to Uy where tlLy art: and
consult their ou health and comfort.
V bit ile Jou goi4 lu ikl about jour1 tlii
it Julj U.r ujilti tlu- UoUtrl Portucr
t teem Catoiue and hi a goon stne-
'Iu4ii u itaxtoot tu fnc (., Ba
tuua, July L
THB CHARGES AGAINST LIBUTS.
GUY, nOTEI.EIt ET AL.
WHY THE COMMISSIONERS 00 SLOWLY
Old AeeuiatioDS the Basis of the
THE ESCAPE OF CRIMINALS MADE EASY.
Recalling tho Caw Whish Stirnd Up
Memeen of Congress A Yary
The charges against the police lieu
tenants Guy, Boteler and possibly one
or two others, still hang fire, owing not
so much to the unwillingness of the
Commissioners to father the charges as
Is generally believed, but on nccoimt of
the desire on the part of the tatter to
take no action which they may hnVo to
repudiate or to unnecessarily hasten a
public investigation of charges which
have no foundation In fact.
Since the first announcement from
the Commissioners that tho police wcro
to bo investigated, ah ttnduo anxtely lias
existed with tho public concerning sen
sational developments hoped for, the
lack of which has rendered the whole
matter doubtful. As a fact, however,
the charges against the accused oDlctals
AltS JfST AS rOUMIOAULB
now as thoy wero at their Incep
tion, and the delay that has nearly ox
haustcd public Interest Is due entirely
to tho care being exorcised by the Com
mMonors in the preparation of their
case and the arrangement of prelimi
naries.! Notwithstanding repeated assertions
by Commissioner Roberts that the
charges on which the accused lleuten
ants arc to be tried are not tliwe with
which the public has been famlll.tr for
the last year or two, there Is no doubt
that, as a matter ot fact, they du form
the basis of the Investigation, and the
later developments are but such In
stances of inelllclency and lack of
dignity and lutcerlty as the newspapers
have brought to' the authorities' atten
tion during the last twelve months.
There are two instances of this char
acter In the career of Lieutenant Bote
ler which, taken together, assume a se
rious aspect aud which certainly Justify
an exercise of Judicial authority on the
part of the Commissioners. One of
them is connected with the oase of ex
Lieutenant 4U110UI, the other is the
CHAnOR OP 1ST XICATIOK.
Tho latter was investigated at the time
tho newspapers published the scan,
dalotts story by thu Police Trial Hoard,
and, as has not unfrequontly occurred
in cases brought before that body, the
accused was exonerated and the lie
given to the Journals of the cltv, as well
as to expressed opinions of fwllgnant
citizens conversant with ail the facts
relative to the matter.
The Investigation into the charges
then preferred against Lieutenant
Boteler was made before the case was
brought before the trial board by Night
Inspector Piersou, ami that offleUl, la
the vigilant prosecution of his duty, ob
tained, through Interviews with
CITIZENS Or UNDOUBTED IXTEOKtTV
and standing in the community . in
formation concerning Lieutenant Bo
teler's conduct which seemed to be suf
ficient to bear out in every respect the
truth of the charges against him.
On what grounds the trial board
practically Ignored the circumstan,
what wltaesses failed to appear, or
what statements in defense of the ac
cused were made Thk Critic repre
sentatives did jiot take the trouble to
ascertain at the time, but certain it U that
the seme matter which was then patched
up is now the subject of the most severe
scrutiny on the part of the Commis
sioners. But were it not for a more
serious charge it is possible that Boteler
might get ott easily sad possibly with
out further investigation.
The other charge is simply, that
Boteler in order to serve the purposes
of his then superior omcer,
WIUTLL, AKD Kt BK aClUCiOt'SW,
swore to a statement concerning occur
rences of which he was not himself a
witness, or about which he had no
further knowledge than that given him
by bis subordinates
The charge is in connection with the
Arnold case, ami seconding to inotnu
tlfy obtained, is one that fsnnnt he
ignored without the fntrnat investiga
tion. Lieutenant Boteler, at the time of ex
Lieutenant Arnold's trial, swore that
to watch eoauattssMtv,
which Arnold alleged west given by
the then Chief of TUce, Samuel H .
Walker, were net, in faet, given out at
all. ht were. he Intimated, 'TImaglned''
by Arnold. Since then it has been
eharged that on the uiornln the in
structions in question were illegal to
have been given out Boteler was not
even present, but was itmosialml fas
Sergeant MeCathran, arid the principal
authority for such charges is said to he
Sergeant MeCathran himself.
"Rue Sergeant has been before the
Commissioners on aumerows occasions
since tne present inveaHgation was
started, and tt is understood, not only
rsty of lieutenant AotnUw, hut also
beats oui completely taw original aster
tton of e I h-ii tenant Arnold segatding
the instruction issued by Samuel H
In addition to this these are rumors
(MMerning the accused Lieutenant
conduct regarding Ids auhoniiaafcw and
certain women in bis precinct, which,
whether true or not, certainly add to tax
gravity of thtJtuatton Uvfetch the
Ikutenant is now placed.
UEl T1D.A1.T Ctl'V'S V-Utl
as equally serious. The charges of im
mor&i coaauct In connection with Mr.
FuJs and those of receivimt pecuniary
or other rccoaitauiw frvm crftstnamoa
account ol psotectikm aSorded lotm
only iht; keynotes to train of ilrsunv
stance that put Lkutenaat Gay in an
exceedingly disagreeable posUtoo.
Whethcr through stupidity or uarely
negUB4, Lkutenant Guy ts uamdy
chirg with , himt on several aocs
ttons dither aUowed ''twfa'i to eavspu
oi iviii.irUjji)j vith thcot to swh an
extent that the ends of Jtisttce hare been
defeated. In the
1 HtlTDSMAIt MtTltBMt 0AB,
which occurred early in theevwina-.
Lieutenant Gny Is saw to have refrained
from giving the neeesmry information
to the other precincts which would have
insured the capture of the murderer
until after the Individual In question
bad ewnpul from the city. In another
ewe, that of Domy Rhuber. the aame
thing i alleged to hare occurred, ami
when the murderer was Anally captured
br Lieutenant Guy, through the Instru
mentality of some negroes that the
Lieutenant is charged with protectlnc.
evidence In the possession of the police
was withheld from the District iMtor
ner's ofilce and a failure to convict re
sailed. In the more recent
CASK OF COLBMnUB SBWBI.t,.
who escaped from the District Jail ami
was captured some time afterwanls in
Lieutenant Guy's precinct by Deputy
Marshal James Sprlngman among ne
groes on whom the Lieutenant Is said to
Imve relied for Information, Il be
came evident either that Lieutenant
Guy and his officers were Incapable of
capturing a criminal concealed within
their Jurisdiction or that they did not
desltc to do so.
How far-reaching the present investi
gation will be of course depends upon
developments, but if, ae is asserted, all
the questionable circumstances In con
nection with the accused officers are ex
amined, It Is not Improbable that other
officials not yet mentioned may become
the subject of official Inquiry.
W 1 I..I- . 1 .1 I...M
THE "BRITANNICA" WITHDRAWN.
funk .V WnKiinlls Convinced that II I
nn Unjtiat Kncjclopn-illn.
Kbw York, July 8 Funk & Wng
nalls have withdrawn their edition of
tho ."Encycloprcdls Brltannlca" from
the iparket. This action they oxplaln
In a published card stating that the
Messrs. Black ot Edinburgh declined
to accept even a small sharo In the pro
fits of an tincopyrlghted reprint on this
side of tho ocean of their copyrighted
Oncyclopccdla, and that, in addition to
this rejection of a courtesy extended to
tho Blacks, they (Funk & AVagnalls) do
not wish to bo considered as even con
stttictlvcly opposing the International
Copj tight law whlcii they hone some
time to sco pawed. They will take no
more orders for tho work.
PATT1S0N AND BUCK
THE TICKET THAT WILL LEAD THE
DEMOCRATS TO VIOIORY.
Wallrten Men rietlRa Hupiiort Olil-
Time liutluulnniu hliowii l'rM
Comment Miigno'it Opinion.
After Tun Crime's report closed yes
teulsy the Pennsylvania Democratic
Convention proceeded to ballot. Before
the roll call was half completed it was
seen that Paulson's nomination was as
sural, aud when Chairman Harrity an
nounced that I'atlison had received 900
votes, aud was the nominee nf the con
vention, the storm of applause was
The nomination was made unanimous
and the convention proceeded to the
nomination of a caudkiate for Lieu
teuat Governor, Cries of "Blvsk and
the ticket of "9" arose from alt parts of
the house, and it soon became apparent
that the ticket of S it would be. But
one roll call was necessary . Black being
nominated by a vote of 191 to 197 for
Wright. William 11. Barclay was se
lected for Secretary for Internal Affairs
by acclamation and the ticket vru com
pleted. As soon as tbe ticket was completed
ex-Governor PatUson appeared before
the convention and made a short
speech, thanklne the delegates for tbe
honor bestowed upon him. He severely
arraigned the Itepublican party for its
faithlessness to principle and its in
ability to minister to the welfare of
the people- Continuing he said: "No
reform can be expected from tbe
authors and apologists of the evils
sought to be reformed. Our hope in
this campaign must be In that patriot
ism which knows no party dlsallled
from the public welfare, ia those citi
zens with whom country is before party
and in that good sense and good pur
pose which ever inspires the hearts of
the masses of the people under Demo
eralic institutions. I know you wili
recognize the impossibility of my dts
cussing at this time the particular issue
now confronting the people of our
Stale. It will be my privilege to do
this in a more formal and deiiherate
way ia the future."
The State committee selected W. F.
Harrity as its chairman after the con
ruiBoiKo Tucut scrrotrr.
Philadelphia, Pa., July 3. The
TituM' special from Seranton says:
Most of the Wallace men, who rsnjnioed
long enough after the convention to do
sb flrti on Pattiao n to congratulate
htm and assure him of their support.
The Iroquois Club of Pfalladelphis,
which came up here to shout for
Wailaee, with a hand at their head,
Pra,iH tn front of the Westminster.
They called for Pattison, who appeared
on the balcony and made a short
speech, which they cheered as heartily
as though they had been Ids adherents
from Use Erst
ls'th there ts some snrrnsissj as these
always will be after a spirited contest,
all fnftV'ns see disposed to accept the
result cheerfully and work fee the
tHisA The Pattison sUsntes are feel
ing vary hjapnf us nnd 'ImtPsate. tnal that
defeat ean be elected in ssale of the fain
Bepublkan majority that must he over-
njumu wish tus tuanm
Hnwwsncm,, July 8 Tne new of
the sjwwinitloB of ex Oovemor Parti-
n-tvad Utre with every evidence of sal-
UfSictson by the rank and tie of the
DemWHaey. with whom be hi apet
uvojlte. Tnicrc wa no outward dem-
mmHf, but the liUiM vroUct was
iUat It was the best thing for the -
.rate pany m Ptnnsyivanla- Thn
ueJMl, Wd that it will give ti Hepub
fiMfnj" a vw warm gght, with the
hancsa Targclv in favor of Pettison,
1 vaum of the diaaction in Uw farmer
nmsmt of the BepubUcaa party.
The fact that Mr Black again goes on
ue ate fc tc&arded with favor, and
Mr. Bnrcla ' uouunadon b looked upon
strong U-caoat he .Mne from a
JUftty lU . at Uol vii) Utile vjtt
wilt be made to poll ttre IteTmMlcsn
vote, ami whfere Ire 1 a fartMlhs.
90MK rntm onirroira.
PrTTWBrjRo, Jniy 8. The Ttmt C.
1 Mngee's rmpw, says, editorially
"The Hatirsburg Oottvention placed in
notfrfrwtron a confesfetlly weak candi
date twet a nnrnber of competitors
whose strength with the people ww nn
questteBed. The fcranton Convention
free from the pressure of political pa
tronage, has named a man who for four
years scceptably fini lhe office of Gov
ernor of this Commonwealth arid whose
integrity has never lieen doubted The
ticket as a whole Is the strongest that
could have been named."
The I'oH (Democratic) says "The
logic ot Quay's autocratic ami corrupt
title ami Delarnalrr'a nomination was
tbe selection or Pattison at the most
available. Intrepid and aggressive ex
ponent of Democratic hostility and in
dependent revolt. The Democratic
convention, in tbe platform, accepted
the guage of Qtiaylsm as an absolute
and corruptly controlling power In
Pennsvlvanfa thrown Into the lists at
Harrlsburg and In nominating Bolwrl
U. Pattison emphasired the fewe ami
cleared tbe decks for battle."
The Pitlslmrg CommerHat Gtm
(Quay Republican) says the nomination
or Pattison Is a Scott victory: that the
conditions are not the same m In 1333,
and that the ticket Is no menace to Re
Tho Pittsburg Denpnkh (Iml. Rep.)
says- "By the nomination of Robert K.
Pattison for Governor yesterday the
Democrats seleed the best opportunity
which they had for years to profit by
tho weakness and errors of their oppo
nents. Tho nomination of Pattison
gives tho Democrats n better hope of
victory than they have had since tbe
campaign which they won with the
same candidate eight years ago."
Cntleit to Choose Delecntea,
The Republican convention of War
saw County, New York, will be held
on July SO. when delegates to the
.Thirty first district Congressional con
vention will be elected.
lu Itecil'a Stnlo.
At the Maine Democratic convention
ycsleiday William P. Thompson ot
Bolfast was nominated for Governor by
acclamation. A resolution was adored,
as part of the platform submitting to
the ttcople the question of license or
Will Mit l'ut U 11 Mtiila Ticket.
The Georgia Republican Stale Com
mittee yesterday decided not to put a
Stale ticket In tbe field, but urged tb it
Congressional nominations be made
Don't tViiut to Nell Their I.umM.
KlCKAMH) VlLUVOK. VIA OKI.V-
iioma, July 8. The Cherokee Com
mission met the Kickapoo tribe
yesterday ami submitted a propo
sition as follows That thu United
States would allow each mem
ber of the tribe lo select 80 acres of
land , those aged over 19 to select their
own, parents to select for children ami
tbe agent to select for orphans under
18; sections iu ami 'M to be leserved for
school lands; &0 acres to be reserved for
a hospital school, or church purposes
The Government offered to pay 83,630
to the nation. After three hours' de
liberation the Indians refused the
proposition, abruptly broke all nego
tiations with the commission am! left
for thilr homes.
A Hotel Cleric on Wltli llwity.
Atlantic Citv, K. J., July 3.
Frederick Fenlon. a good looking Xsw
Yorker and a student in Columbia Col
lege, is being sought for by Mrs. A. K.
Marion of lioscobel Cottage, on Ken
tucky avenue, where he was clerk.
Young Penton, who is a member of a
good family, has disappeared, and $400
belonging to Mrs. Mattou's guests, an
overcoat, gold bracelet and two railroad
tickets have gone also, supposedly in
UU gripsack. He said be was going
fishing. The police are on his track
A ItoatlBE Tarty Drawna!.
Hochestkb, N. Y., July 8. Mrs
James K. Hammond of this city and a
young woman named Winner were
drowned at Ontario Beach yesterday.
They w ere rowing with a young man
and one of them tost her fan in the
water. In leaning over the side of the
the boat to recover it she capsized tbe
boat. Tbe man escaped, but was un
able to help the women. Mrs. Ham
mond was the wife of a traveling shoe
saieman, who was last heard from at
M ailcn, lad. A son survives her
ip 111 1 a
lb tMttaaa Were KlKht.
CuswBKHiAiir, S. D , July 3. Sur
veyor General Sullivan returned to-lay
from the Sioux reservation. He was
called to straighten out the southern
boundary of tbe Lower Brule reerva
Hon. The Indiana claimed the line was
not fas the proper plaee. Mr. Sullivan
found that they were correct, and thy
the Government surveyors had made a
mhlafcf ha running tne line. The dis
puted strip contain extensive coal mtlds,
and will now remain tn the possetsiott
of the Indians.
Suith Bjueo, Inn., July a. A dis
astrous fire occurred in. re yesterday in
a notion store called the "Owl," the
cause of which is rather peculiar. A
mischievous lad, from a rosttiin in
front of the store, by means of a sun
aiaae, concentrated the sun's rays upon
apikof fireworks within. Tfce result
stroyed a large stock of fireworks, last
iitiniff'if the general stock and blew
out thVplate-gUss front.
Nlw BiBuuniHAM, Texas, July 3.
Tb latest news from the seen of the
rhair of the cscanisur convicts in ts the
eSeet that Sheriff B eagan, wtta testy
mm. had thincun of the convicts sur
rounded in a cane brake on Use Ange-
wouaded W'l one of his men Wiled
Pntt4.LMO.ruu, Jniy 3. A- & t
Msnrunk naanufactuiesn of atooia and
liOtXW.' TW tirir mgfn' iflF
WWpMM PtiMhMNi Mmmi tec ltaHhi
tuts ufiinfcil b inu'"'f, leMlL MuLi-
mfNilll Mm OlpMF Mip kp? 4afl-B)l p
Qutocy mm were burned hmt n4A.
Cm i about 1 000 inwued.
IU4.A ' u ! i
II BLAGK SHEEP
A GERMAN MINISTER WHO D1S
ORACBD HIS PULPIT
HE BOLTED AND INSULTED WOMEU
On of HU mm Told Um Story
of HU PiriWy.
HE WAS DISMISSED FROM THE MINISTRY
Ana a Warrant Wilt Bt Sworn Oil
ChaqriBf Him Wilk Athmpied
Rape.. .Fait Detail.
Tho Rev. Wis. L. lHtetlcb was, until
a few days ago, the pastor of the Ger
man Reformed Church, at the corner
pf Sixth and N streets norlkwwt. That
lie Is no longer Ibe leader of its flock
ts due to loo great a disposition on his
part to make love lo certain married la
dles of the congtegatlon. when It was
not lo their liking.
The revetend gentleman ts married,
and has two sons and a daughter. He
has spent about fifty years In this vale
of tears, and arrived at tho age of dis
cretion ptesumably, but the stories that
nro told regarding him would seem to
Indicate that be neither learned by ex
perience nor followed the precepts he
tnvielit on .Sundays and during Ids
Mr. Kllctlch is good looking, and he
has presumed that his good looks gave
him the privilege to play ike part of a
jionitnx oos juan.
Hence his trouble. Alrotit tbe middle
of May last he called upon one of his
parishioner, a Mrs. Oesel. who resides
on Capitol Hill. She was alone In the
house and the minister embraced the
opportunity and tbe lady at tbe same
time. Shu teslstetl his amoroiis efforts
and bo left the house much chagrined.
Mrs. Oescl told her husband that
evening when he returned from business
and the gentleman was considerably ex
etcUcd about it. He disliked publicity or
Mr. Ullcrlch would have lieen arrested
op a very serious charge. Bui he did
net proprise to let tbe mailer drop en
tlicly and several members of the con
gregation were told of
TU Kill I'ASTOH'a JAirDAI.Orf Mtll VVIOR
A consistory of tbe church was im
mediately convened, ami a committee
appointed to Interview the minister.
He was asked to either defend himself
or resign, and on May 31 he sent in his
The matter would never have been
pressed further, although there was
great Indignation felt against tbe man,
but when the resignation wa sent to
the "Climates." as tbe official body for
the Maryland diocese is called, there
waa some hesitancy about accepting It.
and many of the members demanded
In the meantime other ladles, em
boldened by the publicity given to the
case, came forward and told of other
Instances wherein their spiritual ad
viser had broken down tbe barriers of
clerical reserve and
0KHSTSfteo TUB HOUNDS OP rtto
WMETY. After a full investigation the testi
mony was laid before the CUssios, and
at a meeting last night it was decided
that tbe accused ought to bo dismissed
both from tbe ministry and tho church,
and this was done.
Tbe meeting was a stormy one, and
the speeches tbst were made were
highly sensational. Mr. Klierlch was
denounced in unmeasured terms for his
eonduct, and be left the church before
tbe meeting concluded, threatening to
resort to legal means to punish his ac
cusers. Inasmuch as the matter had already
become current gossip, it waa decided
to ask the law to punish the recreant
pastor for his misdeeds, and after a con
sultation with her father, Mrs. Oesel
determined to swear out a warrant
against the man who had so basely
ATTEMfTEO TO W80KO HEU.
A warrant will be asked for for Inde
cent assault, with attempt to commit
rape, and the unfrocked minister will
have to answer to a criminal eharge.
He has been the pastor of the church
for about three years, and had barely
been connected with it twelve months
when be was tried for undue intimacy
with a widow who belonged to the eon
t legation. lie pleaded so prteouily,
owever, and appeared so penitent and
made such solemn promises that he
would never offend again, that the
charges we withdrawn and he was
permitted to retain the pastorate he had
But experience did not teach him that
the straight and narrow path was the
best, for very soon he wa wandering
oft into the byways in pursuit of forbid
den pleasure A number of ladies have
told, since the first qkr, of his in
decent psopowds and behavior, and
several nave withdrawn from the
church because he made his minis
terial visits altogether too obuuxtou.
Many of the ladles preferred to suffer In
silence rather than cause a scandal.
and it was only recently, and after bis
cVpostrtoa, thai his true character be
It Is stated that he admitted the
charges, in fact, his ivsignatiou hears
out that stntensent, fjy yp bo at
ttiupt u defend himself, until he saw
that be would fag dismissed both from
the nitphtfiry and the church.
vesy sjftucn esNGsawl owes tfajg matter,
and 'h committee which has tt in
vigorously prosecute their f orsaer pas
ttSSMtent Mates' Paws&njseAtnt Manna
&w Vo, July k A Sao Antonio
dispatch to the Hmnbi says that army
officers and others have worked up
iiuiti a homm Gsumfnl hsif as a
rtesjkjbntiai "-Wti'ff IhaiiMiH Harri
son It aUo said to have lent hit indue ace
to thai ni'wtiriiitpt
siissssw fwaas ntty itnsEnsnat
MovrtuJ-vL, July $ Kueac Cuwles,
who was shut by bis brother la-law
Gale, in rnnmifrinn with the ahductfctn
of the former daughter, has sufil-
atiy nnsef eced to leave the hospital,
has left for tint AditvtadacU '
tt hot arc ou iuw lo do Iku' yo.i: St a
at July baer C'.iiSi tile EuU.a 1 I-.'
.cLja t. 4 . .c 4-i La. 1. i ivjJ 1 i-j
FAimtis, m tmm.
Oewernl Sfcwmm Wahs tn Mill WW
lh VTHhont Onvstwmmii AIW,
Nitw York, Jnly a.-Io his aoMfs!
to the war veterans at I heir reunion in
Brooklyn on TwwJnv. General Siocum
sM : "Since our return ont country ha
been very liberal with the old soldier
We are paying more for penioo in day
Umn Germany or France pays to ur
port Its standing army. I am sure Ihtt
there Is no cltfVen in this country wtt
would wish to see an old soldier softer
At the aame time there Is sitrh a thing
as asking too much of the Qovnrnatent.
and I think we. m soldiers, art in
dewier of taking that attitude. Tfctre
ia already provided in every State a
home where old soldiers can be received
and properly cared for.
"We as soldiers are in danger ot to
ing thought to make mendtcftsts of
ourselves. If there Is anything of which
a soMier ought to be more promt than
another. It Is of having served his coun
try faithfully In her hour of pertt. I
would rather die a pauper having been
a soldier of my country than a mil
lionaire otherwise I.et tit take that
view of It, then, anil ask no mow of the
Many of the veterans agreed with the
General's sentiments, and testified to It
by loud applause.
A LIQAL BLUNDSR.
Two Murderer .Set free Thronsft 1
Detect In the Ion
Drnvkk, Ooi... July ft. James Med
ley and .Tnmes Savage, the latter eol
otod, and both of them coW-Wooded
murderers, were set free yesterday.
After they hail been convicted and sen
fenced and the scaffold erected for their
execution, It was discovered that
through a blunder of the last Leclsla
ture there was at the time the crimes
were committed no law In Colorado
The State's attorney argued thu in
asmuch as this was true, the prisoners
bad never lieen In Jeopardy of their
lives and could be tried again. Judge
Rising fulled to take this view and tnn
prisoners wero released. Upon tbe ad
vice oi their lawyers I'oth started for
the Plate line.
He Will Itii lllpCtniOHteit Within
ICeiuiHler In Ilenr tit I'.ito
Auntnw. N. Y.. July . William
Kemmler. the Buffalo murderer, left
bvie at T a. 111., in company with
Warden Durstou ami Keeper Mc
Nauglilon, for Buffalo, where the awn
tence of death by electrocution will
again be pronounced. Tbe murderer'
appearance has not changed noticeably
since his last trip to Buffalo, and he
was apparently less concerned than hU
guards. He will return to the prison
llcrrxvo. July 8. Kemmler has
been resentenced to die by electricity
during the week beginning August.
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