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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS. LOG RESGALE TO CONTINUE This Notwithstanding In spector Farr Has Left. MR. JONES EXPLAINS Indian Commissioner Says the Red Men Have No Cause for Alarm. REPLACING INSPECTOR FARR Somebody, "Equally as Good", Will Finish the Work on White Earth Reservation. Special to The Journal. Washington, June 8. —Indian Commis sioner Jcnes said to-day that the rescaling of logs on the White Earth reservation will go on. notwithstanding Inspector Farr has left the reservation. "Inspector Farr was needed in hia reg ular territory in Wisconsin," said Com missioner Jones, "and he wae withdrawn from work at White Earth, as it was so nearly completed. His place will be taken by a man selected by Captain Mercer, and the Indians will not suffer in the least. It is now proposed to go back to an arrange ment entered into with the Indians and lumber companies some time ago, but ■which has Been lost eight of, to an extent. This agreement provided that the Indians were to name one man, the lumber com panies another and Captain Mercer a third, who were to rescale the logs cut by dead and down contractors. Inspector Farr was not sent to Minnesota to re main permanently, but simply that he might investigate the green cut. He is re liable and experienced and was selected for that duty on that account. His -with drawal at this time need not alarm the Indians, as the man to be selected by Captain Mercer will be as good as Mr. Farr for the small amount of work re maining to be done." WHAT FARK FOIND 1.253.500 Feet Illegally Cut In a Singrle t 'amp. Special to The Journal. Detroit, Minn., June B.—J. E. Farr, gen eral superintendent of logging and scal ing, who was in charge of the rescaling on the White Earth reservation, has quit and gone to Wisconsin and the Indians are growing restless once more. Farr dis charged all his assistants and the work Is at a complete standstill. The work of rescaling was begun in the McDougall lumber camp, and the crew was not quite through with the camp when the telegram ordering a suspension was re ceived. As far as they went, the seal ers brought to light an amazing discrim ination of the cutting of green pine un der the guise of "dead and down" timber. When the work of reseating ceased and the notes of the six different experts were compared and compiled by Mr. Farr it was developed that 1,253,56t5 feet of green standing pine had been illegally cut In the McDougall cams alone. Mr. Farr did not hesitate in the ex pression of his conviction that, both at White Earth and at Leech Lake, the "dead and down timber logging on Indian reser vations was a farce. Persons from the reservation say that as a result of the developments of the past few days, the Indians are angrier than ever, and are renewing their threats against the contractors and loggers. WOULD REMOVE WOOD Cabana Resorting- to the Same Old Spanish Misrepresentation. Washington, June B.—The Cuban situ ation was again discussed at the cabinet meeting yesterday. Secretary Root pre sented several telegrams from Governor General Wood, conveying the information that the purport of Secretary Root's let ter regarding the Platt amendment had been communicated to several members of the Cuban convention without waiting for the translation and formal presentation. General Wood said the Cubans were disappointed over the refusal of this gov ernment to accept their interpretation of the Platt amendment, but they believed the convention would, by a close vote, be able to comply with the conditions and pass the Platt amendment as adopted by congress. Secretary Foot Is much annoyed by the misrepresentation of his position by the Cuban commission and the claim that he made the interpretations of the Platt amendment which they embodied in their constitution. It is stated with positive ness that the Cubans never received any such interpretations from responsible offi cials in Washington, and it is reported from Havana that the Cubans will now try to throw the responsibility upon Gov ernor General Wood and make It appear that he consented to their form of the amendment. The purpose of such a move is clear to the administration. It is simply another effort to compel the presi dent to recall General Wood and name a new governor general who will be more conciliatory to the Cuban constitution makers. This effort will fail as did the effort to make it appear that the inter pretation of the Platt amendment was from Secretary Root. There can be no further efforts at con ciliation and expiation. The Cuban con vention must adopt the Platt amendment Just as it stands to secure any recognition for their constitution in Washington. Convention to Meet Monday. Havana, June B.—The constitutional con vention has been called to meet Monday to consider the statements contained in 4he letter of Secretary of War Root, which was received here yesterday. The dele gates supporting the Platt amendment maintain that unless the anti-Platt dele gates make the vote unanimous they will dissolve the convention. They declare that they will not stand the brunt of the business and allow the anti-Platt dele gates to boast that they voted against the amendment. COAL MINES RESUME Xew Men Take Strikers' Places at BrWger, Mont. Special to The Journal. Helena, Mont., June B.—Work has been resumed in Senator W. A. Clark's coal mines at Bridger, Mont., which have been closed down for several weeks because of a strike. After the shut-down the miners' union dissolved and surrendered its charter, most of the members leaving Bridger. The new men have gone to work at 75 cents per ton, instead of $1, as for merly paid. ,V' MAJOR ;TESSON DEAD. . Vancouver, Wash.. June B.— Major Lewis S. i Tea'son,- medical director, of i the department , of. the Columbia and • post surgeon ; at Van couver barracks, Is dead from apoplexy. He had been sick about one month. ■ The remains will probably be : taken to St. Louis, his former - home, for. burial. He was 59 years ©id,; CITY DEMS HOPEFUL Think They Can Elect a Mayor Next Time. TALKING OF J. GRAY ALREADY Theory U That While the Republi can* Scrap Over Ames, the Democrat* Will Win. For the first time since the landslide of last November, the local democracy is be ginning to "take notice." There is al ready considerable curbstone discussion of prospects and candidates, especially for mayor. Democrats feel that the Ames ad ministration is going to produce such a revulsion that, no matter whom the re publicans nominate, a good man on the democratic ticket will stand an excellent chance of being elected. Where there is such a bright prospect, candidates are al ways to be found to avail themselves of it, and the democracy is in no fear of a dearth of material for the mayoralty nomination. There is quite a general feeling that James Gray will be a candidate for an other term, and make his third campaign for the office. He made a phenomenal run in 1898, and last year showed up re markably well for a presidential year. Considering the two-fold character of the opposition, he ran better than any other democrat on the ticket. All he would need in order to put up a good campaign talk, would be to compare his administra tion with the current one. The democracy can hardly afford to put up a "wide-open" candidate, and never was known to turn to the other extreme. Gray Is an ex ponent of the "middle course" in mu nicipal policy, and is still regarded by the majority as the strongest and most available man in the party, in spite of the opposition of the Quist-Rinehart faction. The newspaper ex-mayor is not saying a word, but it is the consensus of opinion that if he goes after the nomination again he will be a hard man to stop. There is some sentiment, however, in favor of running Gray for congress. The party has had hard luck in recent years with its congressional candidates. The men who landed the nomination each time were men who could not command the confidence of business interests, which went solid for Fletcher. . Gray would make a lively campaign, and at the same time would get considerable support from the business element. J. C. Haynes is reported as having a touch of the mayoralty bee. Though last year a candidate for the judgeship, Haynes first broke into politics as alder man from the second ward, and in 1892, as the democratic candidate for mayor, gave Eustis a hard run. Ever since that time he has had a leaning toward the city hall, and it is said would like to celebrate the tenth anniversary of that campaign by trying again. Some of his friends, however, are advising him to try again for the district bench, for which he is well fitted. Haynes would have been the nom inee last fall but for J. W. Arctander, who was named because it was thought he would run like wild fire. When the votes were counted, it appeared that he had run hard, but in the wrong direction. "They" are also talking Alonzo Phillips for mayor. It Is just possible that the perennial candidate for sheriff may be switched off next year to try his vote getting abilities against Ames, or the re publican who achieves the distinction of "laying out" the doctor at the primaries. P. G. Holbrook is always a possibility as a mayoralty candidate. F. G. McMillan will hardly be tempted into the field again, especially in the event of Haynes' can didacy, as both live in the second ward. This unusual interest in the mayoralty question among democrats is partly due to the feeling that Ames will be a candi date again. They think the talk about his congressional ambition is all wind. His appointees on the police force know that their continuance in office depends on Ames alone, and they will see to It that when the time comes, the doctor is again a candidate. He is really quite a pliable instrument in the hands of his advisers, and as they are holding jobs on the police force, there is notmueh question as to how they will advise him when the proper time comes. He could do them no good at Washington. Ames was never known to succeed himself, and should he get the nomination would be an "easy mark" for a strong democratic candidate. Ames defeated for the nomination would be a thorn in the flesh of the suc cessful republican candidate, and from this factional feeling the democracy hope to snatch a victory next year. FOR BRAVERY IN CHINA MEDALS OF HONOR AWARDEP Officer* and Men of the Navy and Marine Corps Officially Commended. Washington, June B.—The secretary of the navy to-day approved the recom mendations of the naval board of awards concerning medals of honor and letters of commendation to a. number of officers and men of the navy and marine corps who distinguished themselves during the campaign in China. Secretary Long's ac tion did not go outside of the China rec ommendations, and he will not pass upon the Santiago medals until the return of Assistant Secretary. Hackett. The honors approved by the secretary are as fol lows: Ensign G. T. Pettingill, U. S. N.—Letter of recommendation for his skill, courage and efficiency at the battle of Tientsin. Ensign A. H. McCarthy, U. S. N.—To re ceive a very highly commendatory letter from the navy department for his skill, courage and good Judgment in handling his vessel, the gunboat Calamirnes. in the Agusan river, Mindanao, Feb. 26, 1901, and the successful carrying out of the object of ihe expedition. The board "regrets that, un der the law, :\o greater reward can be given • his promising young officer. His exhibition of professional skHl and nerve uron this occasion appeals most forcibly to its favor nble consideration." Majcr George Richards, V. S. M. C—To bs brevetted lieutenant colonel from July 13, 1900, for extinguished conduct in the pres ence of the enemy at the battle of Tientsin. Captain N. H. Hall, U. S. M. C—To be brevetted major from Aug. 14, 1900, for dis tinguished conduct in the presence of the enemy at the siege of Peking from the 20th of June to the 14th of August, 1900, both dates inclusive. Captains Philip M. Bonnon, B. H. Fuller, Charles G. Long and First Lieutenant Rob ert F. WyDne—To be commended In general irders for their gallant, meritorious and courageous conduct in the battle of Tientsin. The list also includes thirty-seven non- commissioned officers and privates who are awarded medals of honor and letters of commendation for distinguished con duct during various stages of the siege of Peking, chiefly in erecting barricades under heavy fire. SMALLPOX PATIENT SENT ADRIFT. Special to The Journal. Sturgis, S. D., June B.—A man sick with smallpox arrived in this city in a box car, having been placed aboard by people at Piedmont, a short distance down the line. The stranger came from Crawford, Neb., and arrangements are being mcd* to return him to his home. SATURDAY EVENim JUNE 8, 1901. MRS. BOTHA IN ENGLAND Will Go to London, Thence to Holland and Belgium. IS IT A PEACE MISSION? Object of the Wife of the Boer Com- mander Not Stated. WILL NOT GRANT AN INTERVIEW Son of ex-Secretary of State PUcher Speaka for Her, but Not London, June B.—Mrs. Louis Botha, wife of the Boer commandant general, ar rived at Southampton this morning on S* ' ' lm'^'C-1^ i^t .-—■"'%-, ' f\^^^ C^"" '" ""J|'' ~ ' . ' £-^~~ % <^^ '^ * ■ <** -^ ' >—' _J^**~|fc^. 1 ' **'^^^^^ a^* "" — ~ board the British steamer Dunvegan Castle from South Africa. She refused to grant an Interview, but a son of ex-Sec retary of State Fischer, who accompanied her, informed the reporter that Mrs. Botha was going straight to London and later would proceed to Holland and Bel gium, but that the date of her departure for the continent had not been fixed. Mr. Fischer was unable to confirm or deny the report that Mrs. Botha had come to Europe on a peace mission. He was released on parole in order that he might accompany her. The British war office knows nothing of the alleged request of General Botha, the Boer commander, for a conference with Lord Kitchener at Staoderton. The officials here point out that If any request of the kind had been made Lord Kitchener would have immediately notified the gov ernment. Laagers Surprised. Cape Town, June B.—The British sur prised two Boer laagers at different points in Cape Colony, Thursday night, and cap tured forty-two prisoners, 15,000 rounds of ammunition and a quantity of supplies. A railroad wreck occurred near Pretoria, June 7, in which nine soldiers were killed and many injured. PRISON TWINE Sales to Dealers to Beg-In Monday- Output of Factory. Special to The Journal. Stlllwater, Minn., June 8. —Some 3,000,000 pounds of twine have been sold to farmers as individuals or members of clubs. Warden Wolfer says the prison factory will have manufactured 6,000,000 pounds by harvest, and he will begin his sales to dealers the first of the week. Many orders have been booked, and the entire output will be sold prior to harvest. WILL CELEBRATE HIS .FIRST MASS. Special to The Journal. Winona, Minn., June 8. —On Sunday morning, Rev. Vincent Havlicek, who was recently ordained to the priesthood in St. Paul, will celebrate his first mass at St! John's Bohemian church in thie city.— The Southern Minnesota Bible conference has been organized with Rev, E. S. Van Ness as president, Rev. R. L. Jackson of Winona and Rev. Allan Bell of Chatfield as vice presidents, and C. W. Curran as secretary.—The steamer Quincy of the Diamond Jo line passed up last evening on the first trip of the season. THIS IS CONFIDENTIAL. Chicago, June B.—ln a small room at the rear of a saloon on Cottage Grove avenue Chief of Police O"Neill and detectives ar rested twenty-five men last night and un earthed what they say was the headquarters for a gang of the most noted confidence men in the country. GUESTS JUMP PROM WINDOWS. Chicago, June B.—Seven persons were hurt early to-day escaping, from fire 7in the Golden West ; hotel. The L fire i started on the second floor; and though it did lit tle j property damage, thoroughly" fright ened the ; guests, . who ) jumped ? from win dows of the second and third ;stories. All will recover. COLLAPSED Mrs. Kennedy, Tried for Kill ing Her Husband, Pros trated by the Tes timony. Kansas City, June B.—Lulu Prince- Kennedy, on trial for killing her husband. Philip Kennedy, collapsed in court to-day and necessitated the adjournment of the trial until Monday. Since the shooting last January in the office of Kennedy, -who was contracting agent of an eastern trans portation company, the prisoner has shown remarkable fortitude. But to-day, when Judge Wofford ruled as admissible the evidence of Bertie Litchfield regarding the conversation with Bert Prince, a few moments after the shooting, the prisoner began to sob and became so hysterical that it was found necessary to carry her from the courtroom. Miss Litchfleld tes tified to having seen Bert Prince on the floor above Kennedy's office a moment after the shooting. "I told him," said witness, "that I had been down stairs and that someone had been hurt. He :ephed: 'Lulu did it. She gave him OIL ON THE TROUBLED WATERS. what was toming to him. He did not treat her right and she fixed him.' " It was at this point that the prisoner collapsed and the session abruptly came to an end. It has been the theory of the prosecution that Bert Prince, with his brother William and C. W. Prince, the father, all of whom are awaiting trial on a charge of complicity in the killing, con spired with Mrs. Kennedy and that the members of the family were watching the different exits to prevent Kennedy's es cape. DEAL IN CANADIAN LANDS MINNESOTA MEN BUY BIG TRACT Form a Company Under the Law* of Manitoba—Lands Cheap There. Minnesota men have organized a land company in the province of Manitoba, and have purchased 100,000 acres of farming land in the Red River valley to sell to set tlers. The last issue of the Manitoba Gazette, published at "Winnipeg, contains notice of the application of the Dominion Land and Colonization company, limited, for letters patent of incorporation under the Mani toba joint stock companies act. The object of the company is to pur chase and dispose of lands in Canada. The capital stock is $300,000. The incor porators and first or provisional directors of the company are all well known Min nesota men. They are as follows: C. A. Robertson, general manager Min nesota Land and Colonization company, St. Paul; F. E. Kenaston, president Min neapolis Threshing Machine company, Minneapolis; S. A. Harris, president Na tional Bank of Commerce, Minneapolis; F. B. Lynch, assistant general manager Minnesota Land and Colonization com pany, St. Paul; J. C. Wood, Secretary Min nesota Land and Colonization com pany, St. Paul; F. G. Barrows, banjter, Fergus Falls, Minn.; James A. Brown, at torney at law, Fergus Falls, Minn. Wild Land. The land is all wild, but of good quality and accessible to the Canadian Pacific, Great Northern and Canada Northern roads. It all lies between Winnipeg and the Minnesota line. Mr. Robertson said this morning: "The boom in farming has hardly struck Manitoba, and as a result good land is selling there for half what it will bring on this side of the line. We will open an office in Winnipeg as soon as we have se cured our charter, and we will maintain a branch in St. Paul, with the office of the Minnesota Land and Colonization com pany." THE WISDOM OF EXPERIENCE. Chicago News. New Clerk—That young lady in front wants to look at some rings exactly like she has on. She says she is thinking of purchasing a duplicate for her sister. Old Jeweler—Huh! You needn't waste any time on her. The ring she has is an engagement ring, and she merely wants to find out what it coat. HER EXACT AILMENT Comprehensive Bulletin From Mrs. McKlnley's Physicians. ILLNESS FROM BLOOD INFECTION The Lady's Cane Declared to Piraent a More Cheerful Aspect Now. Washington, June B.—Mrs. McKinley's physicians have issued the following bul letin: Mrs. McKlnley's illness baa been a blood Infection resulting from periostitis of the in dex finger (bone felon), which began in Lob Angeles and which was promptly treated by incision. The subsequent condition of ex haustion was due to the same blood infection, aggravated with a severe diarrhoea. She im proved, however, and was brought home in comfort and without loss of strength. The principal cause of anxiety In her case since her arrival in Washington has been acute endocarditis (inflammation of the lining mem brane of the heart), involving the mftral valve, the result of the same blood infection. This does not appear to be progressive, and there has been au improvement of the diar rhoea and in her general condition. Mrs. McKinley's case at the present time presents a more cheerful aspect. Mrs. McKinley's physicians were in con sultation about two hours to-day and sub sequently a very complete statement of the true character of the illness from which she has been suffering was issued. Such a statement has been promised from time to time, and while in San Francisco it was said that the president desired a fuller announcement of the nature of Mrs. McKinley's illness given to the public. But for one reason or another it has been withheld up to the present time. The statement that Mrs. McKinley's case at this time presents a more hopeful aspect is the best word that has come from the sickroom since the arrival of the distinguished patient in Washington. The president feels considerably encouraged. To-day was Mrs. McKinley's birthday and many beautiful flowers and gifts were left at the White House for her. PASSENGER GOES INSANE Leaps From a Northern Pacific Train and Is Lost. Special to The Journal. Helena, Mont., June B.—An unknown passenger on a Northern Pacific east bound passenger train, who boarded the train at Spokane, became insane as the train was approaching Mullan tunnel yes terday afternoon and, jumping from the cars at Blosburg station, twenty miles west of Helena, disappeared. Conductor McDonald tried to overtake him, but he ran too fast. The train crew searched the surrounding country in vain. If the man has not fallen in a prospect hole or been drowned in some of the streams of that locaMty, it is expected he will be found. He is about 40 years of age, and has the appearance of being a laborer. HARRIMAN HAS THESE Dnbnqne County Gives Him Its Twenty-five Votes. Special to The Journal. Dubuque, lowa, June B.—Dubuque county republicans this afternoon named twenty five delegates to the state convention and instructed them for Harriman for gover nor. THE BOUNDARY SURVEY. Ottawa, Ont., June B.—The authorities at Ottawa are doubtful regarding the truth of the report sent out from Whatcom, Wash., that the United States and Canadian commis sions now resurveyiEg the International line on the western mountains have completed their work through the Mount Baker mining district and that the line turns three-fifths of a mile further south than the United States commissioners are willing to admit It is not thought the work has yet been completed. WILL COLLECT IN NEBRASKA. Washington, June 8. —The president to day appointed Elmer B. Stephenson col lector of internal revenue district of Ne braska, and Myron H. McCord United States marshal, #rritory of Arizona. CHINESE TOMBS DESECRATED. ; Washington, ; June B.— Chinamen r are stirred up over the < discovery | that J graves |in j th« Chinese plot in the congressional - cometery .have been desecrated, 24 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK ARBITRATION URGED. BY WASHINGTON Government Appeals to the Powers to Submit Chinese Issues to the Hague Tribunal —Ministers Hopelessly Involved. Washington, June B.—The United States government has again appealed to the powers to submit the present issues at Peking over the indemnity propositions to the arbitration of the Hague tribunal: Mr. Rockhill, who has been watching for an opportunity, cabled Secretary Hay last night for permission to make a proposition and the secretary this morning cabled him authority to do so. It is believed that the ministers at Peking have become involved beyond extrica tion in the present issues and this proposition may be the only way out. Shanghai, June B.—An imperial edict issued June 6 announces that, owing to the hot weather and the advanced age of the dowager empress, the return of the court to Peking has been postponed until September, on what the astrologers pronounce to be a lucky day to commence a journey. Postal Reform Coming Mow York Sun Spaclml Sorvlom Washington, June B.—The postoffice department is about to put an end to one of the most flagrant abuses of the mails by promulgating a rule which will exclude as second-class matter those publications for which subscriptions are obtained by distribution of prizes. The publications concerned comprise a great variety of weekly, semi-monthly and monthly papers and alleged magazines, through carrying which the government has sustained an annual deficit in its postoffice revenues. Third as assistant Postmaster General Madden is responsible for the new rule. Despairing of securing relief from congress, owing to activity, Influence and resourcefulness of the publishers of the publications under fire, Mr. Madden communicated with the pub lishers of 372 daily and semi-weekly and daily and weekly newspapers throughout the country asking them if in their Judgment the exclusion of publications that ob tain subscriptions by distributing prizes would work an injury to the legitimate newspapers of the country. The replies received are of a character that appear to justify the course that has been adopted by the postoffice department. A Billion Dollar Bank London, June 8. —It is reported here that J. P. Morgan is arranging for the estab lishment of a great Anglo-American bank with a capital of $1,000,000,000. It is said that it is proposed to abolish all of the principal financial agencies and banks en gaged in Anglo-American business. The proposed institution, it is said, is intended to be the principal agency for the already vast and rapidly growing banking transac tions between Europe and America. Mr. Morgan is understood to have associated with him in the stupendous undertaking not only the principal capitalists who aided in the organization of the United States Steel corporation, but also the Rothschilds. FLOOD OF EVIL CHECKS IS WOOD RESPONSIBLE FOR IT t Man Suspected of Numerous Forger-] - —ie» In ' Plarlnjc -Checkers With His Nose. New York Sun Special Smrvlom Chicago, June 8. — the arrest last night, of a well dressed man giving the name' of George Wood, the police believe they have captured one of the boldest and cleverest forgers at present operating. Officers of the Harrison street police sta tion have received information from Pittsburg that hundreds of bogus checks from all carts of the country have been pouring in for collection in the Western Savings deposit bank of that city and all signed in the name of George Foote. It is expected that merchants . and hotel keepers in various parts of the country will be on hand to prosecute when the news of the arrest is telegraphed to the chiefs of police. ■ ;.< . ■?; Wood was arrested on a description fur nished by William Crosby, a saloonkeeper. The charge against him is obtaining $75 on a bogus check, which was cashed by Saloonkeeper Crosby. The latter be came suspicious that the check was worth less and he telegraphed the Western Sav ings and Deposit bank of Pittsburg, the concern on which" it was drawn. He re ceived an answer from the cashier, say ing: "No account with this bank. No such person known here. : Checks sent here from all parts of the country." : Wood, as he calls himself at the station, represented to Crosby that he was a son of N. B. Yardum of the firm of Guerdan & Yardum, rug Importers, 616 Pennsylva nia avenue, Pittsburgh He had - engraved cards of the firm and the saloonkeeper placed such confidence in him that he un hesitatingly cashed a check for $75 signed "George Foot." PANTED PRISON Submarine Tunnel From Marseilles to the Chateau d'lf. Xeu> Xorh Sun Sveeial Service Paris, June 8. —A railway tunnel under the sea is to be built from Marseilles to the Chateau.d'lf, the prison made famous by Dumas in h'.s story of "Monte Cristo." Geneva, June B.—lt is rumored here that an American syndicate is negotiating for the purchase *of the Zeppelin airship. Zeppelin,' however, stated that he Is un- '■ willing, for patriotic ' reasons, ,to sell to persons other than those of German na tionality. ' 'TIS CONSTITUTIONAL Anti-Cigarette Law in lowa. Held to Be Good. ; Marshalltown, lowa, June 8. —In the district court' to-day • the lowa ; anti-cigar ette i law was held contltutibnal. The court, through Judge Burnha'm, held that the property of cigarette dealers and the owners of .buildings' where it ' shall be proved that cigarettes are sold may be at tached for the payment of the tax -levied under the new law. The case will. It is stated, %be : appealed. ; . > CONVICTED OF CENSUS FRAUD Maryland Lawyer Found Guilty of Conspiracy. Baltimore, June 8. —The Jury in the census fraud cases has returned a verdict finding Joseph H. Ching, an attorney of St. Mary's county, guilty on the fourth count of the indictment for conspiracy -with Guyther, who pleaded guilty, but was not placed on trial. On all other counts the verdict is not guilty. Graves, Bowles and A bell, who were Jointly indicted on' the same charge, were found not guilty. CONGER'S FIRST who have made a study of the questions Madison County Primaries Carried involved, fend who have watched the effect by the Minuter. of the! cant*en» declare that its presence . . works for temperance among the veterans. Special to The Journal. .-^ . > Veterans: In civil life, who are £ familiar ;•> Winterset, v lowa, June • B.—Conger car- with • the actual ' condition in the soldiers* ries •. Madison Iby a small | majority. ; It :is homes, declare 1 that the situation ; has ma the first for him in the state and was only, terially Improved since the inmates j have won by a hard contest. ■ This will cause a been -r able Ito i get S their / liquor on ; the fight ; for Conger I in" Warren and Marion grounds, where i they ; are kept under th« counties of the -Seventh-district, restraining iinfluence^of those la charge. CONCERNING BANKRUPTCY how the: nelson law operate* Summary of Semiannual Reports 1 Shows the Act Is a Success. Washington, June B.—The summary of the semi-annual reports of the operation of the bankruptcy law for the period end ing March 31, 1901, recently submitted to the attorney general by E. C. Branden burg, in charge of bankruptcy matters in the department of justice, ahows that dur ing this period 9,516 voluntary petition* were filed, as against 8,000 for the pre ceding six mouths; 12,120 for the six months ending March* 31, 1900; 10,124 for the six months ending March 31, 1899, thus showing no appreciable variation from the average number of petitions filed eince the law went into operation, though it is over 2-300 less than for the corresponding period of last year. For the same period, 1,076 petitions ia involuiitary bankruptcy were filed, this be ing sJightly in excess of the average for the r>ast two years and a half. The report shows that a large percent age of those taking advantage of tlie vol untary, feature of the law are old in solvents seeking this means of resuscitat ing themselves in the business worli. During the past six months of the volun tary cases 7,057 have been closed. In these the total liabilities, direct and con tingent, have been $84,955,097, while the net assets realized for distribution as divi dents have been $3,587,447. The total liabilities in 760 cases were less than $500; in 840 cases between $500 and $1,000, and in 3,000 cases between $1,000 and $5,000; the balance being for larger sums in varying amounts. It also appears that 747 who filed petitions were farmers, 3,843 wage earners, 1,377 mer chants, 123 manufacturers, 140 professional men, and the balance had occupations of a miscellaneous character. Of the involuntary cases 325 were closed during the year, in which the total liabil ities were $4,626,948, while the total, as sets realized were $879,597. Mr. Branden burg says it may be safely said that with one or two exceptions, for which con gress doubtless will make provision at an early date, the law is meeting almost uni versal approbation. MONTANA BAUBLE-BUYER Senator Clark Talks of the Gains- boronsh Painting-. ti'f TorU Sun Spaoial S«r*(e« New York, June B.—The marriage of William A. Clark, Jr., son of Senator Clark of Montana, has been postponed from June 12 to 19, and as a consequence, Senator Clark will spend the next few days in New York, looking after his interests in Wall street. "Is it true, senator," he was asked, "that you offered $160,000 for the recovered Gainee borough?" The senator hesitated; "Well," he said, "there have been lots of rumors about my buying paintings. Half of them aren't true. I have purchased some paintings, but am not ready to flay what they are." . The Gainesborough, it is said, was se cured by J. Plerpont Morgan for the same price that Mr. Clark is said to have of fered. . "Another report is In * circulation," th© reporter continued, "that you are engaged to;. marry 'Miss Laube of ; South ; Dakota?" "That is not ' true," answered the - sena tor. ."I; am f not engaged." , CANTEENS APPROVED Grand Army Men Say They Promote Temperance. '". >'•*» York Sun ■ Sjt—tal *tui—. , ' -, Chicago, June B.—Grand army men of all ranks : are : unanimous : in ;: disapproving « of ' the agitation which has been - started by Mrs. Matilda :B. Carse of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union for the aboli tion of canteens at soldiers' homes. Men