R[obert] U[nderwood] J[ohnson]
March 6th, 1896W. GILDER, EDITOR.R. U. JOHNSON,ASSOCIATE EDITOR.C. C. BUEL,ASSISTANT EDITORMy dear Muir:-The inclosure from the "Post” of last night explains itself. It is the result of a letter which at the request of some friends of forestry reform I wrote to Hoke Smith requesting him to take this action.Bowers prepared a letter to the President of the National Academy of Science which the Secretary of the Interior signed, and the result in this magnificent forest commission.I have been in Washington two days, during which time I have been preparing the way to get an appropriation of [illegible] passed for the expenses of the Commission, the members of which serve without pay, in accordance with the law constituting the Academy. Is It not something to be thankful for that at lest we have turned our faces In the direction ofa permanent forest policy? I consider it a great event.As I telegraphed to Mr. McAllister from Washington, day before yesterday, the Oregon sheep-herders are attacking the integrity of the Cascade Forest Reservation, and have captured the Land Commissioner. I am using my influence with Hoke $felth, «0ft have also seen the Preeident, ana 1 thin* they trill not succeed, especially as a letter Bee juet come*Q1 011^
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