Newspaper Page Text
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 the Baronetcy. 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 In Dslulutn. 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 II. 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 Piccadilly Circus. 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 rolls. ' 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 livid. livid.Before 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 stands. " "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 round. 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. " i OEUMAN AFKAIIIH. 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 with Italy. 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 hopeless. 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. Royal Crampi. 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 riable. For Iowa : Southerly winds , local rains , sllirht changes in temperature. For Eastern Dakota : Fair weather , sta tionary temperature , winds becoming north westerly. 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 In Transit. 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 National News. Presidential Points. 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 scandal. 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 consequence. _ 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 his company. 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 day. 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 stations. 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. 18SO. _ Postal Changes. 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 lied. * * 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 pected. _ 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 once. -4 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 his absence. 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.