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White Earth Land-Grabbers Are
Frightened, Declares Com
Finds Charges of The Journal
TruePledges Effort to
By H. C. Stevens.
Washington, Aug. 15."The inter
ests of the Indians will be cared for to
the full extent of the government's re
sources' and facilities."
This was the announcement made by
Commissioner Leupp of the Indian bu
reau, relative to the White Earth In
dians, upon his return to Washington
last night. He spent a day of personal
uivestigation at the agency and another
day with Agent Michelet in Minne
"The records of every one of the
mortgages recently executed by mem
bers of the tribe are being examined
and information as to- the methods un
der which they were procured is being
gathered," continued Mr. Leupp.
"The result of this activity on our
art is already apparent. One or two
the men who loaned money to In
dians have thrown up their hands and
returned the deeds to the Indians with
whom they dealt. In other oases the
papers have been turned over to the
United States district attorney with
instructions to mako an examination
to see if prosecution will not lie against
the persons who procured execution of
the mortgages. Other cases are to be
placed before that official as fast as
they are investigated."
Money Spent, Sober Now.
Mr. Leupp's investigation, altho a
short one as to time, lea him to indorse
Agent Michelet's report that drunken
ness and squandering their money was
confined to a comparatively small per
centage of mixed bloods-^those who
would have done the same thing under
any circumstances which gave them
control of money in any considerable
"Those Indians are natural spend
thrifts and would have spent their
money on drink and other follies had
they obtained it thru big interest pay
ments, or from the sale of an inherited
tract, or in any other way," he said.
I know some of them personally and
am thoroly convinced of the truth of my
Statement. They have now squandered
their money and in consequence there is
not so much excitement in the vicinity
of the reservation as there was a few
Were any one of the better-behaved
and more provident Indians included in
the number who mortgaged their hold-
ings?" Mr. Leupp was asked.
Good Indians Bilked.
"Unfortunately, yes," was the re
ply. I was told that some of the
better class of Indians were induced
to mortgage their holdings thru state
ments that bordered perilously close to
violations of the law. Representations
were made to them that the making of
the loan and the signing of the mort
age note did not bind them to anv
ilfn *that the transaction was merely
friendly, with other statements along
the same lines. There* are cases in
which the government will get after
the landgTabbers and seek the annul
ment of the mortgages. It was in
some such oases as these that the hold
ers of mortgages gave np the papers
and got out rrom under."
Commissioner Leupp is looking for
ward to more or less trouble regard
ing the determination of whether or
not some Indians are mixed bloods or
full bloods. He said that some of the
Indians who were protesting last year
against allotments of timber land to
mixed bloods, claiming that they, as
full bloods, were boing cheated out of
valuable lands, are now claiming to be
mixed bloods, and therefore entitled to
the benefit of the new law.
He also admits the probability that
of the white landgTabbers have
ee victimized into loaning money to
the full bloods who claimed to be mixed
bloods. These Indians may be able to
secure some sort of proof that some
one of their female ancestors married
a white trapper or trapper trader sev'
ero.l generations back, testimony which
officials may not rely upon entirely,
but which would have to be refuted.
But Indians in this class, and in fact
all Indians claiming to be mixed bloods,
about whom there is a shadow of doubt,
will be required to furnish proof on
the presence of white blood in their
veins before the Indian bureau will
will it that they are entitled to the
benefits of the act.
Mr. Leupp foresaw this latter diffl-
mm imn mvn.
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On sale until Sept 16th.
ft I ft IB
JOSEPH, MO. A Return.
WALLAS, TEX, A Return.
Sept. 6th to 8th.
KANSASd CITY an Return
Oct. &th to lSttt.
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Oct. ifith to lth.
Until Aug. 80th.
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Also oheap excursion rates for Home*
eekera every flrst and third Tuesday of
faoh month to many point* South and
you contemplate a trip anywhere,
ru will be best served by selectta* thf
for a part of your journey.
For farther Information call at
396 Robert St., St. Pan!.
60S Nicollet Avenao, Minneapolis.
Or address T. W. TEASDALB,
General Passenger Agent, ST. PATJI*
FRANCIS E. LEUPP,
Commissioner of Indian Affairs.
culty when he opposed passage of the
law before the senate committee last
1 opposed the drawing of the line
on blood mixtures," said: Mr. r..up
I did this, first, because it was un
American, and, secondly, because there
would be great difficulty in the number
of cases In determining whether the
Indians were mixed bloods or full
bloods. And now we are confronted
with this latter difficulty, 1 advocated
the passage of an act giving the presi
dent, the seoretary ofthe interior or
the commissioner of Indian affairs
some one in whom confidence could be
laceddiscretionary powers to givo an
a fee patent for his land when
that Indian could furnish proof that
he was able to manage his own affairs.
The present act was passed and now
wo have the situation which I have
Commissioner Leupp has not deter
mined just what will be done with the
issuing of patents for the additional
eighty acres of land under tho Ste-mer
son aot. He was not sure that any
allotment schedules had been submit
ted. He said, however, that there
were about 400 Indians entitled to
illotments who have not had their first
under the original Kelson
HOC. He will make a carerul examina
tion of the situation with relation to
tho unallotted Indians, and alto those
to whom second allotments may be
made before taking any aotion regard
ing them. He will not act hastily,
however, and there is good prospect
that no more patents will be issued
to white mixed Indians for some
months at least.
MBS. KEY BREAKS DOWN
Woman Whose Name Is Linked with
Stensland's Is in Need of Best.
Special to The Journal.
Baraboo, Wis., Aug. 15.The excite
ment and strain of the last few days
have been too great for Mrs. Leone
Lanffdon Key, and she is on the verse
of physical collapse. For a week she
has been besieged with reporters, de
tectives and others, and all kinds of
sensational stories have appeared in
the Chicago newspapers. Yesterday she
was taken ill and physicians who were
called pronounoed her case not serious,
but recommended perfect rest.
Chicago detectives and "Wisconsin
police, who have been in this vicinity
and Madison for a week looking for
Stensland, have given np the chase.
The last clue that he was seen near
Madison as late as last Friday, and
positively identified by several per
sona, proved to be another false alarm.
BTO&X OOME8 TWENTY-THIRD TXK&
Journal Special Service,
Ole-rolaad. An*. 16The stork first located
the homo of Mr. and Mrs. Yates la Blaine
arenas thirty-five years age. Since then he
has paid twenty-three Ylslts. "Yea, it's a
big family," said Mr. Yates. "We hare seven
teen DOTS and eight girl*no, that would
make twenty-five, wouldn't It Sixteen boys.
If hard to kesp track of them."
LONO BR0JXTH BKOXX*.
8 Joseph, Mo,. Aug. 18.^A. protracted dronth
was broken in Missouri today or heavy raise,
which have Insured the eorn crop and greatly
Kens, Xnd.. Aug. 16.The S-7MMM ssa of
?oha Mlchalskl, of Jackson township. Is deed
and Mlchalskl and bis wife are dang-eroaaly 111
as xb result of sating what they supposed were
mushrooms, but In reality were toadstools.
VAX OT 01 A STTXOXXHsT
Special to The Journal.
Milwaukee, Wis., Aug. lo\Joseph Hawaes
chek, disheartened by Illness due to old age,
tried to kill himself with a razor today. Be Is
91 years old and cannot Hre.
MUSICAL OMELETS BY GIRLS
Oradnates of a Technical School
Give Exercises with Bhythm.
New York Herald.
Omelets cooked to music in dainty
chafing dishes are only one of the origi
nal living pictures that girl graduates
of the Technical High school will pre
sent at their commencement exercises,
to be hold on the night of June 26 in
the Academy of Music.
Dressed in white aprons and regula
tion chefs' caps, twenty members of
the cooking class of 1906 will show the
public the skill they have acquired in
getting quick meals by preparing ome
lets in a minute and a half. Ten of
these will be made. To hasten the work,
two girls will cook together, one will
break the eggs, while the other lights
the lamp under the chafing dish.
Dancing on the stage with eggs and
cooking utensils to the music of the
''Tinkers' Chorus" in "Bobin Hood,"
the omelets will be made to the rhythm,
the imitation of the anvils being made
by the clank of the spoons as the eggs
Following this picture another olass
in domestio science will prove ability
to do quick sewing by cutting aprons
and making them on machines in thirty
seconds. They will sew to the tune of
a livelv two-step.
Another homemaking scene will show
twenty young women arranging a min
iature household and caring for a live
baby that will be lent for the occasion
by the mother of one of the graduates.
Eighteen young milliners in dainty
black frocks, with white caps and ap
rons, will make and trim attractive
straw hats in a minute and three-quar
ters, while the orchestra plays a dreamv
As a conclusion to the series of liv
ing pictures that will show tho work of
the various branches taken during the
entire school year, a gymnasium class
will give a Swedish dance in native cos
tume, and at the finish will iump thru
the huge gold frame behind which all
the pictures have been shown.
THEN AND NOW.
1 understand that he is a confirmed
bibliophile," said the Boston maid.
"Well, he may have been," replied her
Chicago cousin, "but he's on the water
WRAPPERS AND HABITS.
SheI hear yon men talking so much about
Hayana wrappers. What Is s/Bavsna wrapper,,
Ha-Wall. It's a sort at tobacco fcahla.
BLASTSI S HOPES
FOB 25-GENT GAS
Chicago Syndicate that Asked
Franchise, Granted One,
Kansas City, Aug. 15.Kansas
City's fight for cheap gas received a
setback last night when the Chicago
capitalists, who recently were granted
a thirtv-3'ear franchise to sell the city
naturaf gas at 25 cents a thousand
feet for domestic use and 10 cents for
manufacturing purposes, notified Mayor
Beardsley that they could not accept
the proposition. The franchise, they
said, carried too many restrictions.
At Independence, Mo., near here,
yeBtorday, at a special election, the
action of the city council there in
granting a franchise to furnish natural
gas at 25 cents a thousand feet was
ratified. EAGLES ADOPT A
HEW VOTING PLAN
GRAND ARMY WILL BEGIN BAL-
Committee on Finance Approves Work
and Record of the Grand Treasurer
Boy Mayor of Milwaukee Raises the
Lid for the Visitors.
Milwaukee, Aug. 15.Today's first
session of the grand aerie. Fraternal
Order of Eagles, opened with the read
ing of an exhaustive report by the com
mittee on finance. The report verified
the grand treasurer's report of dis
bursements and funds on hand, and
highly commended him for his work.
The report of the committee on ju
diciary, recommending that instead of
calling the roll in tho election of offi
cers, a balloting system be adopted,
was taken up and discussed, the prob
lem being whether or not it would be
wise to abolish the old method simply
to save time. Senator T. F. Grady of
New York, as chairman of the commit
tee, presented the advantages of the
plan, and it was adopted and the com
mittee on credentials was directed to
It is the understanding that nomina
tions will be made for the offices on
Thursday morning, and that the ballot
ing will proceed for all officers and the
Slace of holding the nest convention all
ay Friday, during which consideration
of legislation will also be in order.
Mayor Sherburn M. Becker extended
the freedom of the city in a few appro
priate remarks, taking occasion to
'raise the lid'* for the time the vis
itors are the city's guests.
WOMEN FIRST VICTIMS
OF KENOSHA'S CRUSADE
Journal Speotsl Servioe.
Kenosha, Wis- Aug. 15.The first
victims of the Bleuths of the Kenosha
Oivio Federation, which was incorporat
ed' less than a week ago are women.
Officials of the federation went to An
derson *s park last night and found four
women playing the wheel of fortune
with all the seal of practioed gamblers.
It is said they will be called as'wit
nesses against the operators of the
WOOD ORDERS INQUIRY
Philippine Commander Calls Commission
to Investigate Army Officers.
Ban Francisco, Aug. 15.afajor Gen
eral Leonard Wood of the United Btsvtes
army has summoned a commission to the
Philippines to Investigate the oonduot
of certain army officers on duty in the
Philippine* Be Is keeping secret the ob
ject of his investigation and even the
members of the commission declare they
do not know what they are to do. They
win receive their instructions when they
land at Manila.
NIGHT IN A "HELLO" ROOM
The Dragging Hours in a Telephone I
change when the World's Asleep.
F. W. Coburn in Harper's Weekly.
"I'm shut in here for hours at a
time." says the exchange manager,
"but there's no isolation about it. The
flashings of the little red, white and
me informed and no need of 'listeninig
tells me what is going
need of the late editions to keep
informed and no need of 'listenin
in': a good telephone man doesn
that, except in eases of necessity. If
vou know the 'positions' of the switch
board you can divine most of the hap
penings of the evening.
"This hour between 6 and 7 is dull,
normally. The stores and manufactur
ing establishments are already desert
ed, and the hotels and theaters haven't
begun to get busy. Tonight there's
a little exceptional activity over at the
the^ealls are coming in fast. left where
Two-thirds of these
station at the big
re zro the pay
MUQ as vn Di railroad station
which we serve. A foggy night like
travel, telephone. When paterfamilias,
hurrying from his office, reaches the
train shed and finds a crowd gathered
around traok No. 18. from which the
5 57 to Winterdale should have gone
put eleven minutes ago, he knows that
it's his for an uncertainty. So he
rushes to the telephone to inform the
family that he is likely to be anywhere
from half an hour to an hour late.
That relieves their apprehension. It
also helps to make things lively for
the operator at the station and for us.
If the tie-up is a bad one, father goes
to a restaurant for his dinner, and
probably, while he eats, communicates
with his family and with thetwo men
with whom he had an agreement to
bowl at the club.
A .J?* P* .other stories are told by
the little lights that seem to you to
flash up at random. Yon notice that
the girl at position No. 87 is busy. She
takes the incoming calls from three big
hotels. Theater tickets are being or
deredyou Bee, Bernhardt is intown.
Bequests for seats are zipping into the
box office at her theater faster than
they can be handled. A lot of people
always try to secure tickets at the
last .moment. They get impatient with
us if their wants are not attended to
all at once. But it isn't our fault.
Only one call at a time can go over a
line. Besides, when a theater has an
attraction that is running to stand
ing room only, the box office has its
hands full and may be a little slow in
answering the telephone. As far as we
are concerned, calls are put in one
jafter the other as fast as is humanly
possible, with the service that each
theater our district takes.
vAxaro A TOTO or WASKZHUTOJI.
Did yen see much of Weshttwtoar*
Ko. Our time wis limited. only went
te tne top or tbe-moenment. thin the ntd
ana aroand BUI Ttttr
THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL,
Boot, t BinaM Ayres, Ftodgva
*-Fealty of tto United
Declare* Big Republic Inherits
Bight to Shield Little
Buenos Aires, An*. 15.At the offi
cial banquet given at the government
house last evening by President Alcorta
in honor of Secretary Boot, the secre
tary made what was considered the
most important speech he has deliv
ered while on his tour.
tenderPWident the secretary of
ficial welcome and proposing the health ^J*
similarity in the constitutions, progress
and success in overcoming obstacles of
North and South America, and dwelt
especially on the mutual advantage of
closer friendship between the races.
Mr. Root, in replying, said: I
thank you for year kind welcome and
for your words of appreciation. I thank
yon for myself. I thank you for that
true and nolde gentleman who holds,
in the United States of America, the
same exalted office which you nold
here. I thank you for the millions of
citizens in the United States.
"We inherit the right to be inter
ested in the. Argentine republic and to
be proud of the Argentine people, from
the time when Benjamin Bush was
fighting, from the day James Monroe
threw down the gauntlet of a weak re
rablie, we were then in defense of its
sad rights, and from that
day to this the interest and the friend
ship of the people of the United States
for the Argentine republic has never
''We rejoice in year prosperity. We
are proud of your achievements. We
feel that yon are justifying our faith
in free government and self-govern
ment that yon are maJaijng ou
great thesis, which demands the posr
session, the enjoyment and the control
of the earth to the people who inhabit.
So how can the people of the United
States help feeling a friendship and
sympathy for the people of Argon-
Ko Issues Mew.
I it a duty to come in re-
i to your kind urritatioa to say
and say that there is not a
in th sky of good understand
ing. There are no political questions
at issue between Argentina and the
United States. There Is no thought of
grievance by one against the other.
There are no old grudges or scores to
"We eaa now rejoioe in each other's
prosperity. We eaa assist in each oth
er's development. We can be proud of
each other's successes without hin
drance or drawback and for the devel
opment of this sentiment in both coun
tries nothing la, needed but more
"That we shall know each other bet
ter and that not only the most educated
and thoughtful readers of our oountries
shall become familiar with the history
of the other but that the entire body
wee Wes Warmly Raootvsal
of the people shall know what are the
relations and what are the feelings of
the other country.
I should be glad that the people of
the Argentine Republic, not merely yon,
Mr. President, not merely my friend,
the minister of foreign relatione, not
merely the gentlemen connected with
the government, but the people of Ar
gentine might know the feeling with
which the people of the United 8tates
are their friends as I know the people
of Argentine BepubHo are friends of
the United States.
I have come to South America with
BO more specific object than I have
stated. Our traditional policy in the
United States of America is to make
no alliances. It was inculcated by
Washington. It has been adhered to by
his successors ever since. But, Mr.
President, the alliance that comes from
unwritten and unsealed instruments as
that from the convention signed and
ratified with all formalities, is of vital
make no alliances, but we make
an alliance with all our sisters in senti
ment and feeling in the pursuit of lib
erty and justice, in mutual helpfulness
and in that spirit I beg to return to
u, sir, and to your government and
people of this splendid and wonder
ful country my sincere thanks for the
welcome yon nave given me and my
eountry in my person."
Mr. Boot's speech was received with
OST unu onmnaiEEsTOB.
OetfeeU, BSaaOard and Time.
SMgave It to yor'
CONFESSIONS OF A DINNER. GRAFTER.
HIS REAL WORLD
ROYAL, INFLUENCE ON DIVORCE.
STORIES OF THE PIRATES
HIGH SOCIETY IN FICTION
ksessiBBsetssna 1----1 *^i
from Twin Gta.
Who tj the stan
eaUyJw fsrjettasi ats last
aasM. I jest call hue Iftorty.
'Are sea gats* to ran te Oeknel Blaecork's
sea t ssade at tae.banqnet last nlaht?" .baiurae lss nightT
asked ta* SJUKSNB caller la the editorial room.
"We certalaJr axe," resiles toe editor.
Be* are yea sere It wUl be Ma toll speechl"
"Ass I sore? Why, we have hie' molded oa
one type to save time."
Have you seen the Pillsbury "A"
HENRY CLAY BARNABEE,
A Long Time Famous Actor
of this Famous
What otd-dme fnthtniaam the vqy name of this charming group of ringers and actors recalls. Never before
had such a delightful musical entertainment been given throughout the country. It is almost like going to
one of those crowdedI performances, say of dear old Robin Ho od and its fiucinating band of outlaws, to
have the Sheriff of Nottingham tell about it ail as he does here.
who knows Iww to write a
Yarne* Ben's Sister^in^Law Susan
Verymuch aim panthers and ttiU more alive little ghi of tenfigureprominently, in feet hold the center of
the stage, and yoa are not hkely to turn your eyes until the final closing of the extraordinary aU-rodnd action.
a fsw of the other good things
California and back, June
1 to September 15|.
Yon may travel on the hue
nrioua California Limited
along the historic Santa Fe
Trail, end visit the Grand
Canyon af Arizona.
Harvex serves the niseis.
Cheap one-way Colonist Rates to Cali
fornia, beginning Sept. 15.
QUINOY MINE RESUMES
Shutdown Caused by the Strike Lasted
fecial te Ilia Journal.
Calumet, Mich., Aug. IS.Operations at
the Qulnoy mine were resumed today
after an Idleness of three weeks caused
by the strike of the employees for a 10
per cent raise In wages.* The company
some time ago agreed to a new scale of
wages which Is higher that previously
paid, but the men held out for a atright
10 per cent raise. Later, by a majority
vtoe, the strikers accepted the company*
terms. Four hundred men are affected.
1228 Fourth St. S. E. A. D. HALL.
Aak'du Saata Ft a*ntat
GiMRaat* BUg., Miaaaapelk
Yellowstone National PurK
Personally conducted camping toursEleven* annual seriesan ideal out-
ing in Nature's wonderiand-^the best tour ever offeredcheap. The last
tour this year, August 18th.
MINE FIRE STILL BURNS
Tamarack Exploring Party Reaches 8eo-
ond Level and Reports the Situation.
Special to Tho Jtournal.
Calumet, Mich., Aug. 15.Under the
leadership of Captain Ned Waters, a
party of miners sucoeeded In reaching
the second level of No. 2 shaft at the
Tamarack mine today. This Is the point
where the Are which broke out last Jan
uary started, causing a loss of one mil
lion dollars in production. The searching
party found that the orosscut leading
from No. 2 to No. 1 shaft Is caved in.
There are gas and smoke In the upper
workings, Indicating that the Are still
Newton A. Fuessle
Joh L. White