THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAK
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Dr. Ament Positively Denies
Confiscated Goods Were Sold at a
PROCEEDS USED FOR THE NEEDY
He Acted an Chairman of an Vu
thorixed Committee— Minister
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
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
Victoria, B. C, April 24.— 1n an inter
view with the Kobe Herald, Minister
Conger, who is on his way to San Fran
"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
"I am prepared to Justify the conduct
of the American missionaries before the
siege, during the siege and after the
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
'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
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
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.
Hill and Taggart Jfot to His
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
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
REVENUE man Burke and Na
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
PERSON MAY Robert S. Person
of Howard, deputy
GET A auditor for the in
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
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
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—
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Eight From Minnesota Are
ALL FROM THR-SERVICE
Dissatisfaction Among Minnesotans
Over the List.
EXAMINATIONS ARE NECESSARY
Places of Those That Fail to Be
Filled- by Alternates-
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
South Dakota—Arthur L. Fuller, Harry A.
Washington—John B. Heyburn, John P.Has-
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
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
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
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
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
E. A. Cudahy was called to the stand,
but the jury was taken to the Cudahy
residence and to the house on Grover
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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