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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAK
PRICE TWO CENTS. NO LOOTING FOR MISSIONS Dr. Ament Positively Denies the Charge. MISSIONARY EXPLAINS Confiscated Goods Were Sold at a Public Auction. PROCEEDS USED FOR THE NEEDY He Acted an Chairman of an Vu thorixed Committee— Minister I'unger'n Statement. tiaw York Sun Special Sarvlco Victoria, B. C, April 24.—An interview was had at Kobe with Dr. W. S. Ament, the much-talked-of missionary in connec tion with the charges of looting, and Dr. Ament said that when the siege began he -was appointed chairman of a committee called "the committee on confiscated goods." He said: -* We had not been confined in the British le- ; gation more than two days when the Chi- j nese tried to burn us out. It became cvi- ] dent that the many adjoining buildings must i be pulled down as a military necessity—ter- j . pies, shops and so forth. These buildings, j especially the temples, which were thought ; to be more secure, were filled with property | deposited by ■ neighbors and others. The '■ shops were filled with jewelry, clothing and all sorts of stuff, such as the Mongols wished ■ to buy. The object of the appointment of | that' committee was to secure this property ' from destruction and see that it was put to i some public use. All this was practically abandoned property. While securing these goods this committee unfortunately came into contact with certain individuals who thought they had a right to all the property they could put their hands I on. They took it for granted that the chair- j man of this committee was looting on his ! own account, and he was charged with that to his face several times. The bedding and clothing, which were taken, were used for destitute men, native ; Christians, who were working hard on the j walls and barricades. " The work of this committee, which con sisted of myself and J. M. Allardice, both appointed by the ministers, extended through- ; out the siege. The key to the room in which i all the valuable stuff was I gave to Sir Claude j Mac Donald at the close of the siege. These goods were sold under the charge of j a British military officer and the proceeds were divided among the British marines, a ! portion being set aside for the missions. My i mission only received $;:>. The sale realized j some thousands. Before the sale of the j valuable goods several days' sale of inferior I goods was held, at which I acted as auc tioneer. The sale netted MOO, but apart from this certain foreigners who owed the j largest bills , refused. to pay. This money was divided among my' missions. MISSION-ARIES WERE RIGHT Minister Conger Say* All Their Acts Were Justified. Victoria, B. C, April 24.— 1n an inter view with the Kobe Herald, Minister Conger, who is on his way to San Fran cisco, said: "There were really no actions on the , part of the missionaries there that were \ not entirely justified,- when the circum \ stances are known. Missionaries did not 1 loo:. Missionaries found 2,000 destitute i men and women on their hands. There was no government, no organized author ity. There were hundreds of men who had been firing on the foreign quarter directing the attacking leaders of the box ers; their property had been abandoned as a result of the state of war, and it was taken in order to succor hundreds of suf fering and destitute Chine&e whose lives tae original owners were striving to de stroy. "I am prepared to Justify the conduct of the American missionaries before the siege, during the siege and after the siege." THERE WILL. BE \O CLASH Chinese Withdraw and the Foreign Troops Stop at the Wall. Peking, April 24.—The Chinese troops have retired into Shansi. The advance of the French and German troops stopped at the great wall. There will be no fight. Berlin, April 24.—The German war office has received the following advices from count yon Waldersee dated Peking \pril 23: 'Patrols sent out for the Kalgan dis trict found no gathering of Chinese troops there. .Li Hung Chang informs me that General Liu's troops retired into the province of Shansi last Wednesday. The columns under General Bailloud and General Kettler have arrived at the great wall, the boundary of the province of i Shansi, without opposition." Predicts a Conflict. Fond dv Lac, Wis , April 24.—Dr Virgil ! Hart, before leaving for Canada, said the day was not far distant when there would be a greater uprising in China than that of the recent Boxer movement. 'The ainiforeign feeling," he said, "is fast growing and more trouble may; be experienced in the near fu ture. Secret societies are being formed con sisting of foreigners and young educated na tives, with the main object of overthrowing the empire. These societies at present are composed of the better element, but ventuallv the wanderers and poorer class will be taken in. 1 doubt very much whether these socie ties will be successful, but it will mean a terrible conflict." Flr*t Reform Move. Shanghai. April 24.-The first result of the recent decree calling for reform measures .appears in an imperial edict which abolishes the privy council and substitutes therefor a new board called the general board of state affairs. The president of the new board is Prince Ching. The other members are Li Hung Chang, Yung Lv, Kun Rang. Wang: Wen Shao and Luchuan Lin, three Manchus and three Chinese. Viceroys Liv Kun Yin and Chang Chih Tung aie appointed as mem bers of the board. This is the first time that provincial viceroys have ever been appointed to federal office. The edict "ommands the new council to rec ommend whatever changes are needed The emperor will then report the suggestions to the dowager empress for her decision. After the return of the court to Peking the sugges tions adopted will be put in force. This is the first time that any edict has referred to the return of the court. ROBERTS COUNTY'S NERVE South Dakota Comity Quarantines Minnesota Border. J. T. Sham and I). J. Leary of Browns Valley, Minn., are in St. Paul in the interests of their people, who are having a smallpox war with Sisseton, S. D. Smallpox has existed among the Indians since January, and Brown's Valley by strict quarantine has kept free from the disease. In retaliation. Roberts county, South Dakota, has quarantined the entire Minnesota border, inflicting great hard ship, on the farming community. The state board of health will probably take extreme measures against South Dakota Unless conditions improve. HANNA IS NOT PLEASED Hill and Taggart Jfot to His Liking HE PREFERS MR. BRYAN Democratic Reorganization May Make Victory Less Easy. CHANGE MUST BE MADE VERY SOON Xew U-.UCS Must Be Tried in the I'ongrettMioiial Campaign Xext Year. From Th* Journal Bureau, Room 46, Pott Building, Washington. jt . Washington, April 24.—1t Is not strange that Chairman Hanna of the republican national committee does not like the In dianapolis siory that a movement is on foot to make Tom Taggart of that city chairman of the democratic committtee in the place of Senator Jones, .and at the same time put under -way a boom for D. B. Hill for the democratic presidential! nomination in 1904. Chairman Hanna i would rather have Senator Jones at the i head of the democratic committee than J any other man in the country, and he j wants Bryan to succeed himself as the! party candidate. Jones and Bryan, to use ! a slang term, are looked upon as "soft • marks" in politics. Any change would be a change for the better, so far as the democracy is concerned, and nobody knows i this better than Hanna. And so, when I I some of the Washington newspaper men wanted Hanna to discuss the Indianapolis ! story he quickly retired within himself, i and informed the newspaper men that he ; had nothing to say. If Hanna could have his way about it the democratic national convention in 1894 would reaffirm the Chicago and Kansas City platforms, nominate Bryan, or some man upon whom his mantle by that time vv ill have descended. There is trouble, possibly of a serious character, for the republicans in all this talk about demo cratic reorganization and cutting loose from Bryan and Jones. It is well known that there is a great deal of Hiil sentiment in the democratic | states. Hill is the favorite of the democ [ racy of Texas. Maryland, Alahama. Geor gia and Kentucky, in the south, and of Indiana, Ohio, New York, New Jersey and all New England, in the north. If the democratic party is to be reorganized for the campaign of 1904, Hill or some man representing his views, must be nom inated, and Taggart, or some man from the north possessing his skill as a party organizer and campaign manager, placed in charge of the democratic committee, j And the change must come soon, in order ' that the congressional campaign of 1902, which will be preliminary to the general struggle two years thereafter, may be , made a fair test of the popularity of the proposed new scheme. ' , The Taggart story, therefore, is very timely, and Hanna's evident dislike of it highly suggestive of the fact that the re publican organization "views" the pro posed change "with alarm." Should the reorganization scheme bear fruit during the coming summer in the retirement of Chairman Jones, and in the appointment of Taggart, or of some man representing his views, the democrats in the lower house of f ?ongress in December will respond by electing a northern suc cessor to James D. Richardson of Ten nessee, a stanch Bryanite, as floor leader. And with a new floor leader, the demo crats in congress would be prepared to begin the work of mapping out new issues for the 1902 campaign. These issues must be forthcoming with the new committee chairman, for they, too, must first be tried on the people.in the off year. At 4 o'clock this SOUTH DAKOTA afternoon Senator Gamble, Congress- REVENUE man Burke and Na tional Committee- APPOINTMENTS. man Green of South Dakota, had a final conference with President McKinley re garding the appointment of a collector for the new Dakota revenue district. These men already have had a long session with Senator Hanna, chairman of the national republican committee, and they go to Mc- Kiuley to close the deal. As a result of the conference already held, it is pre dicted on high authority that Hernjan Ellerman will be appointed collector. The point is being made to both Hanna and McKinley that to appoint Senator Kyle's man would be to set forces of political disintegration at work in South Dakota and overturn the splendid results secured at the polls last November. The appoint ment of Kyle's man would be looked upon as amounting to a certificate of political character for Kyle, coming from the president and the chairman of the na tional republican committee and would fatally complicate the senatorial contest next year. In the name of regular poli tics and for the sake of the organization it is said that Ellerman will win. Senator Hanna, at the request of the president, has been looking into the de tails of the South Dakota contest. He also has been looking into the West Virginia judgeship difficulty and into the trouble over patronage that is on in Kentucky. There are two reasons for this: First. Hanna as chairman of the national com mittee, is very close to the leading party workers in all the states, and is, therefore, in a position to get at the real facts more quickly and certainly than anybody else, and second, the president is too hard I pressed with important world questions to give him time for petty contests over places. PERSON MAY Robert S. Person of Howard, deputy GET A auditor for the in terior department, PROMOTION. who is a candidate for the auditorship, was with Gamble and Burke at the White House. He has the indorsement of all leading South Dakota republicans and stands a good show of getting the place if Auditor Youngblood steps out. Young blood is an applicant for the marshal ship for the district of Indiana, but the republican political situation in his state is so mixed that he may not land. if he does not. Person will have to look for promotion somewhere else. Senator Gamble and Representative Burke were also at the war department about army appointments. It is expected that South Dakota will get at least four places, all to be men now in service if they pass the prescribed examination. They also will go to the interior de partment to see Secretary Hitchcock WEDNESDAY EVENING, APRIL 24, 1901. IS SENATOR McLAURIN A DEMOCRAT? It Must Be Confessed That Senator Tillman Seems to Represent the Real Democracy. about his proposition to abolish the Sis seton agency. They hope to convince the secretary that he has been misinformed as to the desirability of abolishing the agency. Represent a t i v c TWO MINNESOTA Eddy has re co m - mended A. T. Austin- POSTMASTERS son for postmaster at Eulan, Clay county, REMOVED. in place of Melby, removed, and Hans J. Hanson at Norwegian Grove. These two offices recently were visited by a postofilce inspector, who reported that irregularities had been found, and recom mended the removal of the postmasters. —W. W, Jermane, VI HNhiiiKton .Small Talk. A rural free delivery route has been es tablished at Mountain Lake, Owatonna coun ty, Minn., Jun<* 1, with August Klingberg as carrier. The controller of the currency has ap proved the Importers and Traders' National bank of New York and the Metropolitan Na tional bank of Chicago as reserve agents for the First National bank of Mondoyl, Wls. Dr. Lewis Frick has been appointed pen sion examining surgeon at Chllton, Wia,, and Dr. G. G. Cotton, at Rock Rapids, lowa. The following fourth-class postmasters were appointed to-day: Minnesota—Terrebonne, Red Lake county, George Dupont. Montana —Kinsey, Custer county, A. L. Winge. North Dakota—Perm, Ramsey county,' Alexander McLean. South Dakota—Hayti, Hamlin coun ty, F. S. Thompson. NOTHING IS DONE YET RAILROAD COMMISSION DIVIDED A Tremendous Pressure foi# Places, but the Three Can't Agree— Governor Irritated. After nearly four months in office, the railroad and warehouse commission has made only a handful of appointments. Even the weighing forces at Minneapolis and Duluth have hardly ben changed. Hundreds of hungry applicants have been waiting and hoping and almost despair of anything being done. The board is being freely critised for its delay. There is no question that the full list of appointments would have ben made long ago, had they been in the hands of the governor or of an appointive board, as before. Now each member is independent and a dead lock is on. The commissioners are "pestered" with out mercy by the appliacnts, but they are not the only sufferers. The governor's office has ben haunted by men seking the influence of the chief executive, and prominent politicians find life a burden to them. There are indications that the governor has grown restive and that he is anxious for the commission to do business. He called at their office yesterday afternoon, and again this morning, but did not meet any of the commissioners. He left his telephone call, and an appointment was probably arranged, for he appeared again at the commissioners' office this after noon and was closeted with them for some time. Mills Is Blamed. The deadlock is attributed to Judge Mills, who has his own candidates for the various places and is unwilling to yield to the other two at any point. They, on the other hand, do not like to take mataters entirely out of bis hands, and so far have failed to act, except in a few cases. The selection of P. P. Quist for weighmaster at Minneapolis was made over Mills' head, but he has so far blocked the selec tion of W. E. Venty as secretary of the commission, though the other two mem bers are for him. W. R. Dobbyn of Minneapolis is backed by the state committee for registrar at I Minneapolis and Commissioners Staples and Miller are for him. Mills is for Frank Lydiard, and no choice has yet been made. A similar situation is said to exist all along the line. LINCOLN'S BODY MOVED Remains Placed in the Crypt of the Monument. Springfield, 111., April 24.—After repos ing nearly a year in a temporary vault on the monument grounds, the body of Abra ham Lincoln will be returned this after noon to its crypt in the reconstructed Lincoln monument. No ceremony will at tend the removal. It has been decided not to open the casket. CARTER~IS PRESIDENT Loniiiana Pnrchase Fair (out in is- sion Elects Officer*. St. Louis, April 24.—Former Senator Thomas H. Carter of Montana was to-day elected president of the Louisiana Pur chase World's Fair National commission. Joseph Flory of Missouri was chosen sec retary. OFFICERS IN NEW ARMY Eight From Minnesota Are Appointed. p ALL FROM THR-SERVICE Dissatisfaction Among Minnesotans Over the List. EXAMINATIONS ARE NECESSARY Places of Those That Fail to Be Filled- by Alternates- Other States. Special to The Journal. Washington, April 24.—The secretary of war to-day made public the names of the 588 men selected for first and second lfeu tenants in the regular army under the army reorganization bill. All of these men have had service either in the state or national volunteers or in the regular army. They have been ordered for exam ination and should they pass will be ap pointed. Minnesota has eight places. There are two other names on the list, making a total of ten, but these last two will probably not be finally appointed. Of the eight all but one are now serving in the Philippines and the eighth is an officer of the returned Thirteenth regiment. There will be a list of alternates and it < will be drawn upon as fast as the men on the first list fail to pass the examinations. There is a good deal of dissatisfaction among Minnesotans in Washington be cause recommendations for civilians have been entirely overlooked. Telegrams were sent this afternoon to Senator Nel son, Congressman Stevens and others of the delegation notifying them of the situa tion. The Nelson man who failed is Cush man K. Rice, son of former Lieutenant Governor Rice of Willmar. Minnesota Men. The Minnesota men selected are: James G. Taylor, Ralph Emerson Herring, Fred H. Parks, George I. Becker, captain ! Thirty-fifth infantry; Alfred S. Morgan, captain Thirty-ninth infantry; Walter H. Johnson, first lieutenant Forty-second infantry; John N. Loye, captain Forty fifth infantry; A. W. Bjornstad, captain Forty-second infantry. Other States. The appointments for the other north western states are as follows: lowa—Francis H. Lincoln, Fred Shiras, Ed ward A. Kreger, Joseph Matson. Frank S. Long, Guy B. G. Hanna, W. H. Point, Wil liam E. Parvin, Edward W. Clark, Wilson G. Heatou, Robert T. Crawford, George A. Densmore—l2. Kansas—W. H. Bishop, Colin H. Ball. John M. Shook, Edgar A. Fry, Arthur B. Schaef fer, Daniel E. Craig, Charles W. Van Way, Arthur M. Ferguson, Burton J. Mitchell—9. Michigan—William B. Wallace, William R. Downey, Frank D. Buckingham, William F. Pack, Fred Bury, Roy I. Taylor, Albert E. McCabe, Robert J. Bates, George H. White, William G. Fleischhauser, Robert S. Welsh, Frank H. Burton, Arthur W. Orton—l3. Montana —Ernest Van D. Murphy—l. Nebraska—Henry M. Morrow. Clarence C. Culver, Wallace C. Taylor, Orville R. Perry, Lewis S. Ryan, Charles C. Pulls, William G. Boane —7. ad army appointments Washington —X —X —X —X —X —X —X —X —X — North Dakota—W. P. Moffatt—l. Oregon—Eugene Paul Crowne. Ehnore O. Worrick—2. South Dakota—Arthur L. Fuller, Harry A. Hegeman—2. Washington—John B. Heyburn, John P.Has- Bon—2. Wisconsin—John B. Shuman, Frank T. French, Harry W. Newton. John H. Baker, Reuben D. Blanchard. Edward K. Massee, John C. Ohnstan, Frederick P. Cook, Robert F. Woods, John H. Lewis—ll. At large: A. McD. Brooks, Alexander H. Davidson, Frank L. Graham, J. A. Petty, William Ray Harrison, John H. Ruff, George C. Shaw, Conant Buttrick, James Longstreet, Joseph V. Kuzuik, Edward Davis, John F. McCarthy, Carl C. Jones, Frank W. Eckers, Fred W. Bugbee, Charles H. Morrow, Fred erick G. Collond, Edward W. Terry, E. S. Broussard, Thomas W. Brown, Joseph W. Lacour, Charles L. Lanham, James E. Ab bott, Victor G. Lewis, Carl L. Stone, A. B. Coxe, Otto W. Rethorst, Augustus Danne miller, William S. Mapes, H. H. Barry, Allan Lindsay Briggs, Adelbert W. Cogswell, Fred E. Smith, William A. Austin, George H. Wood, Herbert L. Evans, Earl W. Taylor, Austin F. Prescott, John G. Livingstone, Evan E. Young, Charles W. Wadsworth, A. K. Baskette, J. C. Patton, Frank Maloney, Alfred M. Mason, Consuelo A. Zoane, Fred erick H. Plummer, William L. Luhn, Oliver P. M. Hazzard, Russell T. Hazzard, Brady G. Ruttencutter, Thomas Millar, Shemrd Coleman, Thomas M. Knox, Rowland S. Pike, Albert Clifton Thompson, Jr., and Robert Sterrett. NEW LINSEED OIL MILL MINNEAPOLIS IS PROMISED ONE Homer Wise of Philadelphia. Seems to Be the Principal Promoter of the New Company. If plans that are being developed by outside capital are carried to maturity j Minneapolis will have a new linseed oil mill. Several days ago The Journal published a short item from New York to j the effect that the Union Oil and Lead [company would build • a mill here. The report could not be verified at the time and none of the local oil men knew of the contemplated deal. It appears, however, that there is something to the story. Homer Wise is the prime mover in the new venture. Mr. Wise has been in the oil trade for years, having been with the National Linseed Oil company and laterly manager of the Philadelphia office of the American Linseed Oil company. The plans of the new company provide for mills at New York, Chicago and Min neapolis. From the fact of Mr. Wise's long connection with the American Lin seed Oil company it might be inferred that that company is in some way interested la the projected enterprise, but this is not thought to be the case. Mr. Wise has not been known heretofore as a heavy weight in the financial world but it is believed that he represents eastern capitalists who wish to remain in the background. NEW MAY CORN RECORD Phillip* Says He Does Not Want to Stineeate Shorts. Chicago, April 24.—May corn to-day broke the high record for the option. It sold at 48Vic and closed at 48% c, a net gain from yesterday of l%c. Phillips bid the market up, in one-eighth-cent leaps to 48c. There he stopped bidding for a time and the market dropped suddenly to 47c. With renewed vigor the market turned and rose steadily to 48% c. Receipts were the smallest in eighteen months and bullish feeling was intensified by crop bulletins averring that no corn bad yet been planted north of the Ohio river. The bull leader reiterated former state ments that he does not wish to squeeze shorts, but desires to have every bushel coming to him actually delivered, believ ing that the legitimate demand will re lieve him of it at advanced prices before a new crop is harvested. CALLAHAN THE GUARD State Outlines the Case AgaiiiHt the Alleged Kidnapper. Omaha. April 24. —The case against James Callahan, the alleged kidnapper, was presented to the jury by County At torney Shields to-day. He said the state would see kto identify Callahaa as one of the men who seized Cudahy in front of his home, and as the man that stood guard over the boy in the house on Grover street. E. A. Cudahy was called to the stand, but the jury was taken to the Cudahy residence and to the house on Grover street. , DECEASED WIFE'S SISTER Famous Bill 18 l'i> lu'uin in tbe Hotline of Common*. London. April 24. —The house of com mons to-day is debating the deceased wife's sister bill. When the bill last reached its second reading stage in the house of commons in 1891 it was carried by 202 to 155 vote;,. In 1896 the bill passed its third reading in the house of lords by 142 to 104 votes, but it was afterward blocked in the house of common*. 16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. HITCHCOCK TAKES A DECIDED STAND Dead and Down Operations on Reservations Will Be Stopped Until Congress Changes the Law. Secretary Says That if the "Scandalous Viola tions" Are Substantiated, Offenders Will Be Prosecuted. xZ%?n™w£'j%%!L? ur*ai'-*°°™*s- '- Washington, April 24.—1n a dictated in terview to-day, Secretary Hitchcock of the interior department takes very ad vanced and radical ground concerning tim ber operations on Indian lands. All dead and down operations are to be abandoned, as the result of The Journal's in vestigations, until congress has an op portunity to amend the Nelson law so as to prevent a repetition of the "scandalous violations" which characterized lumber operations last winter in Minnesota. The secretary is thoroughly aroused, and he has taken a most decided stand. He goes now to the extreme of saying that the official report from Captain Mer cer, if it substantiates in a general way what The Journal has reported, will lead to the prosecution of the lumbermen and others who have been guilty of vio lations of the dead and down law. On Mondey night, when Secretary Hitchcock was interviewed here regarding The Journal's publication, he had not had time to digest carefully al lthat there was in it. What he said at that time, however, he stands by. He thinks that The Journal has done a great work in uncovering the violations, and he says that the government is under obliga tions to the paper for the work, he thinks, has been performed in a spirit of fair ness to all concerned. But he finds, after carefully reading the publication, that the guilt of the parties who are implicated is probably of a more serious character than he at first sup posed. There is no disguising his inten tion to push matters to the limit, and to bring the full weight of the department of justice- to bear, should Captain Mer cer's official report corroberate The Journal's statements. Below is the dictated interview which Secretary Hitchcock voluntarily gave The Journal to-day: I have very carefully read The Jour nal s account of the seasons cut of dead and down timber in the reservations, and fully appreciate its instructions to its rep resentative to make all his inquiries in a spirit of fairness, with the sole purpose of arriving at the truth as near as might be aud which instructions its representative seems to have carried out. The department has not as yet received Captain Mercer's report, which will, how ever, be forwarded upon the completion of the season's work; but from The Jou rnal ' s account, it is mest discouraging to the department and the Indian office, and must be moat humiliating to the good people of Minnesota, that such flagrant violations of the law and disregard of ordinary honesty should have been perpetrated or encouraged by individuals and organizations or compa nies, whose disgraceful conduct will be duly reported to the department of justice, if the charges made are found to be substantially correct. More than this I do not care to say at COWARD OR MONSTER Dr. Hillis Tells in Vigorous Language Why He Refused to Meet Professor George Mmw York Man SuoctaJ Smrvlom New York, April 24.—The Rev. Dr. Hil lis, pastor of Plymouth church, to-day made a statement in reference to Professor George D. Herron, in which he said -My refusal to meet Mr. Herron at the Get together club next Monday night was xnot based upon his position as a socialist, his criticism of the church or of the administra tion. My objection to appearing with Mr. Herron was not based upon the vagaries of his intellect, or upon the fact that his think ing seems to me crude, superficial and false in its premises, but upon the deeds that rep resent bis will and character. I do not wish to be unkind, but there are sins so grievous, so bald, vulgar and cras3 in their persistency, their virulence, that they consume the mantle of charity as a flame thfi garment. Consider the conceded facts in the case. This man marries a young woman, and Is the father of four children, almost babies; forms a friendship with a young unmarried woman, from whom he accepts money to buy his clothes, hats, shoes and traveling expenses; against his wife's protest goes abroad with this woman friend and her mother for a year; returrs to teli his wife that he has ceased to love her, but loves another, and persistently urges his wife to obtain a divorce. This man's spokesman and bosom friend in Xew Haven justifies the father's desertion of the four children by saying the woman friend gava the wife $100,000 to give her husband up to her. Mrs. Herron's friends assert that the mount paid was only $60,000. Now, Borne money was paid Mrs. Herron, or else it was not. Suppose no money was paid her. Why has he not denied the state ment to save the honor of the mother of his children? If any sum tff money was paid his wife by this woman friend, then this man sold himself, and whether for Judas' thirty pieces of silver or $60,000 mades no differ ence. The first supDOsltion leaves him a coward in not defending his babes' mother. The sec ond leaves him a monster, and his friends may take their choice. present, except to add that the department* experience in the sale of the four townships last November, and the results of these last dead-and-down contracts, will prevent any further action by the department until the existing laws are so amended as to prevent a repetition of the scandalous violations of the law that were developed In each of these transactions. Fortunately the prompt and vigorous action of Captain Mercer, who con tinues to have the entire confidence of the department, has apparently fully protected the financial Interests of the Indians, at whose urgent request it was that these dead-and down contracts were entered Into, but will Eot be repeated. —W. W. Jermane. PURCHASERS WERE TEMPTERS A Logger Says They Wanted Noth ing; but Green Pine. Attention was called Iv The Jour nal's article, Saturday, on illegal timber cutting to the probability that some of the interested purchasers were- acting in col lusion with the logging contractors in. trespassing on the green timber. This suspicion was borne out in part by the statement made to The Journal yes terday by one of the heavy logging con tractors of the Chippewa district. Thi3 man had just effected a settlement for his logs and was not averse to talking so long as he was insured against personal loss. This is what he said: There were at least three camps where the much maligned loggers were not entirely responsible for green timber trespasses. In fact, if left to themselves they would have cut nothing but dead and down. They would not have dared take the personal risk of openly violating the law. It was the pros pective purchasers who prompted them to "cut everything in sight." I know of my own personal knowledge that the purchasers came to these men and told them not to cut a stick of dead and- down timber, but to cut all the green timber they could and get it to the landing as rapidly as possible. To egg them on the purchasers pledged that the contractors would run no risk and that what ever penalties might be imposed by the In dian department would be borne by the buy ers. The contractor was assured that he had everything to gain and nothing to lose. It is a notorious fact that at these three works nothing but green timber was cut. The violation of the law was so flagrant that after one camp had been closed down once it started up again and was only finally shut down when Superintendent Young was sum marily suspended from timber inspection in his district. I refer to James Dempsey's camp. After Dempsey was removed a man. named Daugherty was allowed to continue operations at that camp. He continued to d» the bidding of the purchasers and was cuttingf nothing but green when Young was deposed. Dempsey's camp was closed originally Jan. 18, as stated in The Journal. It was not until Feb, 14, almost a month later, that Daugherty was ousted. Sam Hunter's camp in the same district was closed Jan. 5. "Cut only green timber" were Hunter's instruc tions. Georg A. Nichols' works at Winnibigashish, were closed Jan. 5, "at a loss of $5,000 to the contractor," says the report of the inspector. The loss, if any, was saddled upon the pur chaser, who had agreed before Nichols com menced his illegal operations to "make good," How general the instructions as to dead and down may have been in other quarters can only be imagined. More information on that score will doubtless crop out if Secre tary Hitchcock makes the investigation ha now talks about. D. Herron. Why should I go to the Get-together club to hear Herron's views upon any subject? I cannot hear what Herron says because the sobs of his deserted babes thunder ia my ears. If he will publicly renouce this womaa friend and break his pledges to her for their announced marriage; if he will then rinse out his mouth with sulphuric acid and cleansa it of foui pledges; if he will ask the Judge to remarry him to his deserted wife; ir he will return to his little children, and, when they are old enough to understand it, beg their forgiveness, I will, after I am confident of his penitence, gladly meet him on any platform, though I will never have any inter est in the economic statements of a man whose intellect can be guilty of such vagaries. DIVORCE PAPERS MISSIXG They Are Needed In the Church Trial of Prof. Herron. Special to The Journal. Grinnell, lowa, April 24. —The Grinnell Congregational association, which Is to try Professor George D. Herron, is em barrassed because of the disappearance of the petition for divorce and other papers in the case from the court of Algona. Despite efforts that have been made. It has been found Impossible up to date to secure copies of the papers. It is sup posed that the petition is either In the hands of Judge Quartern or in the pos esssion of one of the attorneys. Acocrding to the clerk of the court at Algona, the charges alleged in the petf tition were desertion, cruelty end in human treatment. The desertion, it Is al leged, consisted in the refusal of Profes sor Herron to live with the plaintiff for a period of five years. The charges of cruelty and inhuman treatment, it is said, were based on Professor Herron's action in traveling about the country, leaving hia wife at home, because of which she suf fered nervous prostration and became al most a physical wreck.