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VOL. VI.
DEATH
.ANT)
RUIN!
ANOTHER TERRIBLE BLAST.
Rochester, Minnesota, the Scene of \
Devastation.
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29 KILLED IN THE CITY.
Over Fifty Wounded and 300 Buildings
Destroyed or Damaged.
THE AGGREGATE LOSS OF LIFE
Foots Up Over 100, and Property by
the Million.
APPEAL TO THE GOV. FOR AID.
St. Paul Promptly Places So, ooo at
His Disposal.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. 1
Rochester, Minn., Aug. — A cyclone
swept through this city about 7 o'clock
last night, which carried death and de
struction in its track. It was the most
frightful calamity which ever befel this
part of the country, surpassing in violence
the great storm of last month. The storm
htruck the north part of the city,beginning
near the Winona & St. Peter depot, which
was unroofed and badly wrecked. The
engine house was totally destroyed, and
six or eight cars in the railroad yard were
all smashed up.
Horton's elevator was thoroughly de
stroyed and about one-half of it lies upon
the main railroad track. The streets are
full of trees and parts of buildings.
In fact the whole town north of
the depot is a total wreck. Nu
merous houses are blown entirely down.
The Methodist churc't is destroyed, also a
new brick building right across the way at
Broadway. The storm did not extend
south of the Cook house. The creamery is
a total wreck. The covered bridge near
the city is all gone.
There were five cars and an engine
ditched at Zambrota Junction. A buidiug
standing about ten rods from the track
was blown onto the track and this ditched
the train. Wm. Higgins, fireman of train
No. 12, jumped from the engine and was
afterwards found dead under a car.
Both of Van Deusen's elevators are un
roofed. John M. Call was killed at his
mill. He was just coming out when he
was struck by some timber and instantly
killed.
St. Charles reports one man killed at*
that point.
One mile north of Viola the cyclone
swept crops and buildings clear in its
path. Henry Stanchfield's fine residence
and buildings were leveled and Mrs.
Stauchfield slightly hurt. A man named
Wells whs seriously hurt.
Along the railroad the people saw tie
cloud* seething aud rolling over and over
with a loud roaring noise and sought
places of safety.
From Another Correspondent.
i Special Telegram to the Globe. J
Rochester, Minn., Aug. 22. — One-third
of the dwellings in Rochester are in
ruins.
Twenty-four are killed. Among them
J. M. Cole. Esq. The dead are not all
idemified.
The storm swept through Dodge and Olm
stead counties causing greater destruction
than the cyclono of a month ago. The
damage in Rochester is fully $300,000.
The court house, high school building,
academy of Loudres, elevators, depot,
fiouring mi!ls,aud Methodist church is ruin
ed and the Congregational church injured.
More than two hundred buildings are ut
terly destroyed. I cannot give details of
losses in tho country, but they are very
great.
The following is a list of wounded in
the hospital:
wounded.
Carl Quick, wife and three children.
(He Rendt, wife and children.
Frfink Schutz.
Anna Zirath. ■
Otto Rue.
-J elm Hone.
John Shennock,
Milo Swong.
Dan'l O'Brien.
George Hanson.
D. Wetherby.
Oscar Hawkins.
William Leach.
A, Wilch.
Mrs. Erwia and three children.
Nels Hanson, wife and children.
Mrs. Osborn and children and three
children whose names cannot be learned.
They were so crushed that their mothers
cannot identify them.
Tho cyclone was first heard of south of
Dodge Center. Thence it moved east
striking Olmstead county in Salem town
ship where Cyrus Hall's barn and part of
his house were destroyed.
Baxter Little's buildings, on his, farm
and Donman's buildings were entirely de
stroyed and one child killed.
Thos. McGovern's buildings wore swept
away and several families injured.
Much damage was done farm property
and live stock.
The storm then entered Rochester, tak
ing a northwesterly course through the
city. Three hundred houses are destroyed
and fully 200 damaged. The Congrega
tional church, where thirty-five children
had just returned from a picnic, had the
spire blown off but no children hurt. The
names of those killed in Rochester are:
KILLED.
John M. Cole.
Mrs. McQuillan.
Mrs. Steele.
Mrs. Zeiratb.
August Zeirath.
Mr. Osborn and infant.
Mrs. Fred Clough.
Mrs. Wetherbee .
Mr. Hetzcle, farmer.
Wm. Higgins, fireman, of Dodge Center.
Mrs . Quick and child.
Mrs, and Miss Cormiok.
These with four unidentified, have been
brought to the undertaker's. Six others
are known to have been taken care of by
friends.
Mrs Helen Beck, of Ashland, Dodge
county, was taken up by the storm while
in a field and has not been heard from.
Olson wife and daughter, of Canistee,
Dodge county, were killed.
Mr. Berg was killed and his farm build
ings blown away.
A young lady visiting Van Franche was
fatally injured.
In the town of St. Charles the cyclone
struck Job Thorington's farm, destroying
the house and crops and killing Job Thor
ington and injuring all the family.
Farm property was much damaged in
Utica and the southern part of Wabashaw
county.
From the Globe Special Envoy.
[Special Telegram to the Globe.]
Rochesteb, Minn., Aug. 22. — It was 7:30
o'clock p. m. before your envoy reached
this terribly stricken oity. About a mile
b afore the city was reached the country on
either side of the railroad showed the ef
fect of the storm. It began to be ob
servable in broken trees, fences laid low,
prostrated corn and other crops, buildings
partially unroofed and destroyed.
The nearer the city was approached the
greater became the evidences of the gen
eral destruction, until upon reaching the
Zumbro river the progress of the train was
stopped, the fine covered bridge which for
merly spanned it having been blown en
tirely away down to the piers.
The storm struck the city at 7 o'clock,
about the center of the west side of the
town, and swept diagonally across, and
passing to the northwest, with
Zumbrio street as £its south line,
covered a space a mile and three
quarters in length by three-quarters
in width in which every building, thrt c
hundred in number, is virtually destroyed,
together with furniture, etc. Besides this
it is estimated that 200 buildings have suf
fered in los 3 of roofs, etc., from 100 to 300
more somewhat damaged.
It is impossible at this writing to give
detail of lossess, but it is claimed that it
will exceed $500,000.
Tho loss of life is appalling, twenty
more dead within the city limits now be
ing accounted for. The»e are principally
scattered about among the different under
takers and others have been removed by
friends to quarters unknown, and as no
list has been kept by anyone I cannot now
give full names of all. The following is a
list as far as got:
TD.E DEAD.
Mr. John M. Cole, one of the leading
business men of the city.
Mrs. Steele.
August Zieralh and his aged mother.
Mr. Osborn and infant daughter.
Mrs. Fred Clough.
Mrs. David Wetherby.
W. Higgins, fireman on the wrecked train
just west of town.
Mrs. Carl Quick and child.
Miss Mahala McCormick.
Mrs. Will Parker.
Mrs. Ira Chapman.
Mrs. F. Schultz.
Mrs. Chas. Rathka.
Seven bodies at undertakers are not
identified.
Four taken by friends; names not
learned.
THE WOUNDED.
The injured so far as ascertained num
ber fifty, as follows:
Carl Quies and five children, not serious
ly. Mrs. Quies and one child are among
the killed.
Mr. Reed, wife and child.
Frank Schultz.
Anna Zeirath. Her mother and brother
are among the dead.
John Hone.
John Shvenrock.
Milo Sweeney.
Dan O'Brien.
Geo. Hanson.
David Wetherby. His wife was killed.
Oscar Hawkins.
Wm. Rich.
S. A. Welsh.
Mrs. Pruine and two children .
Nelson Hanson, wife and child.
Mrs. Osborn and her daughter.
Mr. James Gordy and wife.
These are in the general hospital locat
ed in the Rummels' block, where a large
corps of physicians and many
citizens as nurses have been
constantly employed since the storm
passed in ministering to the wants of the
sufferers. Their injuries consist princi
pally of bruises and cuts, there being com
paratively few broken limb? and but two
orjthree thought to be dangerous.
Though I have not yet been
able "• to get fall details, the
saddest scene to b9 seen are three
ST. PAUL, MINN., THURSDAY MORNING, AUGUST 23, 1883.
liittle children from three to seven years,
who were found with . every particle of
clothing torn from their bodies and so ter
ribly disfigured about their faces and
bodies as to be unrecognizable, though a
dozen anxious parents have closely scruti
nized them during the day.
Besides the above the following injured
are being cared for by friends, some
having been taken into the country:
Louie Rose, leg broken,
Mr. Coons, leg broken.
Franz Clemens, arm broken.
Mrs. McMaster, arm broken.
Thirteen others known to have been in
jured have been taken away by friends
without leaving a record of names or na
ture of injuries.
In all it is believed 100 were injured in
addition to those killed as above. In the
country five dead and ten seriously in
jnred have been reported.
The cyclone feature .of the storm has
been traced to the southwest corner of
Steele county, sweeping from thence
across Dodge and Olmsted and into the
corner of Winona in a northeast direction.
Its width across Dodge and until reaching
Rochester was from one to two miles,
after leaving Rochester its width was nar
rowed to three-quarters of a mile. This
entire track nearly sixty miles in length
has been swept almost entirely clean of
everything standing above ground, build
ings, grain, fences, trees, etc., so that the
loss sustained by Rochester must be but
a small item in the grand total. In Olm
sted county, west of Rochester, fourteen
large farm houses and out-buildings were
ntirely destroyed.
The following are some of the principal
ufferers in the city :
Marvin & Cam mack, Crescent creamery,
!9,000.
Methodist church, $6,000.
Court house, $2,000.
Public school building. $2,000.
Van Dusen & Co.'s elevator, cut off and
down away ten feet from ground, $10,
-100,
Horton's elevator, turned across railroad
rack, $7,000.
Whitten & Judd, elevator, $5,000.
Railroad depot, bridge and round houfe,
£15,000.
John W. Cole's flouring mill building
>adly wrecked and machinery destroyed
£30,000.
Mr. Cole was standing in the door of the
mill when the storm came up. As he
stepped outside the wind pitched him into
the air some distance and then hurled him
to the ground breaking every bone in his
body.
L. Fondros, mill, $3,000.
Broadway iron bridge, $6,000.
A. D. Vedder's machinery depot un
roofed and upper story walls blown down,
$2,000.
House and goods of Geo. Slocking,
$3,000.
Ten business blocks were unroofed, loss
$6,000.
The wind moved with a circular motion,
hurling the debris in opposite directions
as it moved along.
St. Paul's Response.
The first reliable information received
in St. Paul of the dreadful catastrophe that
had befallen Rochester, was wired to Gov.
Hubbard at 10 o'clock yesterday morning,
when his excellency received the following
telegram:
Rochester, Minn., Aug. 22. — To Gov.
Hubbard, St. Paul: Rochester is in ruins,
twenty-four people killed and over forty
seriously injured; one-third of the city laid
waste; we need immediate help.
S. Written
Mayor of Rochester.
Fully appreciating the extent of the
emergency, as intimated in the telegram,
and realizing that prompt action must be
taken to afford the relief that so many
stood in need of. Gov. Hubbard at once
started for City hall, where the committee
on reception and programme for the
entertainment of the Villard party
were in session at the mayor's office. As
sembled here were about fifty of the most
prominent and substantial citizens of St.
Paul, and here the news of the disaster
was received with the profoundest expres
sions of sympathy and regret.
The regular business of the meeting was
entirely suspended, and a more substan
tial or spontaneous recognition of an ap
peal to the finer attributes of humanity
was never witnessed. Within five minutes
after the entrance of Gov. Hubbard
the gentlemen present had
pledged the sum of $5,000,
and on motion of Mr. Ferdinand Willius it
was decided that a demand note for the
amount should be drawn up and indorsed
by all present. This procedure was decid
ed upon as being the most feasible, as the
money could be secured and forwarded
without delay.
The form of the vote and its endorsers
are as follows:
St. Paul, Aug. 22, 1883.— Far value received
we promise to pay to the order of Ferdinand
Willius, trustee, $5,000 with interest at 8 per
cent, per annum until paid, payable on demand
at the National German-American bank, of
St. Paul.
Edmund Rice, Allen, Moon & Co,
Strong, Hackett & Co, Maxfield & Seabury,
Henry A Castle, C B Thurston,
Holl&Paar, , PR L Hardenbnrgh &
A G Faster, Co.
Thos Cochran, Jr, Gordon & Ferguson,
Wm Lindeke, H S Fairchild,
Bacon & Stone, P H Kelly,
Gustav Willius, E S Norton,
S S Glidden, Berkey, Talmage & Co,
Geo Benz, Dyer & Howard,
WP Murray, . J W Bishop,
S S Eaton, Albert Scheffer,
J P Gribben, Wm A Van Slvke,
D A Robertson, D D Merrill,
Mannheimer Bros, E E Hughson,
John Somers, Frank Breuer,
John B Sanborn, Herman G re va,
F Willius, J D Lndden,
H R Bigelow, W L Lamprey,
Pollock, Donaldson Jc Prendergaat Bros,
Ogden, Pioneer Press Co,
HE Thompson, C D GilfiUan,
B Presley &Co, B Beaupre,
Edw H Biggs, John S Prince,
Jas McKey & Co, L E Reed.
Gov. Hubbard at once telegraphed the
mayor of Rochester, placing $3,000 at his
disposal, in addition to which he sent the
following telegram to the mayors of Min
neapolis, Stillwater, Duluth, Brainerd,
Hastings, Red Wing, Lake City, Wabashaw,
Winona, Mankato, Fergus Falls, St. Cloud,
Owatonna and Austin:
St. Paul, Aug. 22.
I have just received the following tele
gram from the mayor of Rochester, Minn,
Please present this appeal for aid before
the people of your city. 1 ; :.' .
L. F. HuEBABn, Governor.
BUSTING THE BOLLS.
A Favorite Occupation of the Specu-
lators on Wall Street.
A DULL AND DEPRESSED TRADE.
Raids on All the Stocks that Show In-
dications of Weakness.
SOMETHING SERIOUS IN THE WIND
The McGeoch-Fowler Lard Quarrel in
.Chicago Adjourned,
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MOOTED PRODUCT NOT IMPURE,
NEW york:
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I Special Telegram to the Globe.]
New Yobk, Aug. 22. — Uncertainty and
depression were the features on Wall
street to-day, and the markets on the
stock exchange were generally lower than
yesterday's close. The better class of
stocks were fairly steady at the opening,
and in some cases higher. Oregon Trans
continental was the weak spot early, fol
lowed later by Northern Pacific preferred,
which broke from 80 to 78. The market at
this time was dull and irregular.
The Wabashes, Northern Pacific, Louis
ville and Nashville and Oregon Transcon
tinental opened at about one-half a point
lower than the close last night, the rest of
the list being unchanged. Prince and
Whitely were buyers of St. Paul, Van Em
ber andAtterbury of Northwest, Slayback
was also a buyer of St. Paul. The market
was too dull to be satisfactory, and the
talk on Northern Pacific was very bearish.
Before the first hour was over a determined
drive was made on the Northern Pacifies
' and they sold off sharply, especially tfc c
preferred. Oregon declined in sympathy,
but the rest of the list seemed to sustain
itself with ease. From that time until
the close the market was devoid of
all features and excessively
dull. Denver was strong dur
ing the early hours and some very conser
vative parties were feeling very bullish on
the property. Manitoba earnings' for the
second week of August decreased $50,000.
Union Pacific earnings for six months
ending July 31, decreased $367,000. Ex
penses decreased $645,000, making a net
inorease in earnings of $275,000. Connor
& Co., Gould's brokers, have hammered
and pounded Northern Pacific stocks and
Oregon Transcontinental all day. A
prominent commission house in these
securities has also been selling steadily.
In the late dealings the outlook was not
very favorable for better prices. ,
Stocks showed but little animation
It may be the programme of the bears
to make the feelißp feverish and resist any
advance until later in the season, which, if
all crops show up we!', they will be willing
to change front. At the close there was
considerable weakness visible, particularly
in the Northern Pacifies. The preferred
sold at 76 '4, with every indication of go
ing lower. Oregon Transcontinental
touched 60 %. The market was quite
feverish at the close.
News from Philadelphia during the day
indicated a flurry in financial circles there,
money advanced to 10 per cent., which
caused the banks to call in loans, and
stocks were sold very freely. The effect
was visible in Now York. Vanderbilt is
credited with saying that he will build a
new road to Kansas City in opposition to the
Gould system. There is something serious
hanging over this market, what it is can
not be learned, but it is known that one of
the biggest operators cautioned another
to-day to "not depress prices at the mo
ment unless you wish a calamity." It is
said the Drexels have been large sellers of
Northern Pacifies and I think there is no !
doubt but that they have told Villard and
his following that they must 6ell. Prob
ably the moment these stocks become
weak they will be rallied so as to keep
them in hand, but selling will go right on.
Henry W. Smith has had his eyes open as
to the danger of his position, and he is
thought to be selling as rapidly as possi
ble. Something ugly may be looked for
in Denver & Rio Grande. There is a big
row in the camp, and either they are
selling 50,000 shares of new stock to pay
off the floating debt or the stock has
been hypothecated by the company,
coupled with endorsed notes by the direc
tors, and is being sold to take up these
notes. Illinois Central earnings for the
second week of August increased $14,000.
It is rumored that the Union Pacific will
eventually control the Denver & Rio
Grande.
The continued raiding in the stock mar
ket has a method in its madness. Every I
stock that is weakly or unwatched by vig- j
ilant brokers, ready with sustaining order?,
or is in any other way In a vulnerable po
sition, is attached with selling orders, and
if any signs of weakness or event of * sur
prise ■ can be developed, it is hammered
until a depression of prices begins to bring
out long stock. Whether there is any
speoial purpose behind the raid on Denver
it -is difficult to say. Many
of the same parties who a yea?
ago were clamoring that it was extremely
cheap at 65 are now saying it is not safe
to hold at 20. The road as an independent
line is not worth muoh . -
An attachment has been granted against
the property of Cecil, Ward & Co. The
application was . made by Kirkland &
Co., brokers, who allege that defendants
disposed of their property with intent of
defrauding their creditors.
A sensation has been created by a report
that ex-Governor Hubbard has lost his en
tire fortune through speculation in Wall
street. No other man in Connecticut in
similar misfortune could win such general
sympathy as Richard D. Hubbard. The
troubles he has suffered socially have done
much to make him near to the public
heart. A year ago he was worth over (250,
-000. The best lawyer in the state, his
practice has brought him in a yearly
revenue of many thousands of dollars.
(Blnbe.
Some time ago Governor Hubbard estab
lished his son as a stock broker, and the
brokerage firm of Hubbard & Farmer has
reached high, as a sound, conservative
house, doing a legitimate commission busi
ness. That Governor Hubbard has en
joyed taking an occasional "flyer" in Wall
street has long been one of the public's
choicest secrets, but no gossip has ever
suggested that he was likely to risk any
large amount, much less his fortune, on a
turn in the street, consequently there has
been a general disposition to doubt the
sensational story which passes current.
It was reported to-day that the Postal
Telegraph company had signed a contract
for an Atlantic cable, and that orders had
been issued to commence extending its
lines at once to all paying points
in the country. It may be a cold
day when Mr. Jay Gould gets left, but it
would appear from the hard cash with
which Mr. Maokey is bracing up the Pos-
tal as against the stock water whioh debil
itates instead of invigorates Western Un
ion before next winter is over Mr. Jay
Gould is likely to experience the figura
tive chilly weather. The consolidation of
the Postal, American Rapid and Bankers'
& Merchants' Telegraph companies is
spoken of as being almost certain. It is
stated that negotiations are going on be
tween the contracting parties of these
three lines for the formation of a powerful
opposition to the Western Union compa
ny. Those who are skeptical about oppo
sition lines predict that if tht consolida
tion is accomplished the new company
will be a second American Union.
It is estimated that the gross earnings
of the Northern Pacific will be at the rate
of $15,000,000 per annum from the date of
its regular opening for through passenger
and freight business, with the certainty of
constant increase apace with the general
growth of the tributary states and terri
tories. *
It cannot be denind that the . business
which has its center in Wall street is under
a cloud. There are many obvious reasons
for this, some relating to the securities
themselves, ethers to the condition of the
large body of ordinary buyers, and still
others to the peculiar odor and suspicion
(real or imaginary) whioh just now hangs
around railroad management. All of the
first-class of influences affect actual values
and time alone can bring the remedy.
Prominent among these is the building
within two or three years of closely com
peting lines to so many of the old systems,
making future income doubtful. Another
of the same class is the very large issues
of securities, which has been a feature of
recent years, regards formerly represent
ing but a few hundred thousand dollar*,
stock and bonds being now capitalized at
almost as many millions. Of course ev
ery one knows that such masses of securi
ties can for a long period at least have
only speculative value. They must bide
their time, in the meanwhile held in place
by the owners ("pegging," the street calls
it), waiting for a speculative hurricane to
give them even a semblance of life; and
there are so many excessive issues
afloat that they have a depressing
effect upon the whole market. Then, be
sides this, the large body of buyers could
not purchase if they desired, for they have
not been making money of late years and
so have nothing to speculate with. This
is a fact of no little weight, .for it is not
largo investors that bring the harvest to
Wall street, but a vast campaign of ven
turesome trades people, little and big, in
cities and villages over the whold country
that keep the ball moving.
CHICAGO.
[Special Telegram to the Globe. J
Chicago, Aug. 22. The directors of the
board of trade submitted to the board to
day their report of the investigation of the
charges brought by Peter McGeoch against
Fowler, the great packer. The report says:
"The board of directors have given to the
investigation of the charges a very pro
tracted and patient hearing, which in their
judgment has been exhaustive in develop
ing all the facts attainable in respect to
them, and have arrived at the conclusion
that they have not been sustained, and
have therefore voted that they be dis
missed. Inasmuch, however, as these
charges involve questions of the greatest
concern to the members of the association
and to dealers and consumers of pork
products, not only throughout our own
country, but in foreign lands as
well, the board of directors, in
view of the evidence submitted,
in this case, both on the part of the de
fendants and for the prosecution, cannot,
with due regard to their responsibilities to
the public and te the members of this as
sociation, refrain from expressing their
unqualified disapproval of and censure
upon defendants for the remarkable modes
of conducting the business of manufac
turing lard in their establishment, as de
veloped by the evidence in this case. It
appears, and is admitted to have been in
practice during at least several of the re
cent months, that beef product of various
firms has been rendered in the same tanks
with hog product, and this mixed product
of certain tanks being conducted through
a system of intricate machinery and pipes
in which also prime steam lard was at
times conveyed to the so-called lard re
finery, wherein both prime steam lard
and the mixed produst used for what
is called refined lard, is drawn off into
packages for market, and this in a man
ner that by accident or design the em
ployes of the establishment could easily
contaminate the purity of their prime
steam lard, which might thus become more
or less adulterated, not only with the beef
product so , rendered with a portion of
their hog product, but also with the cotton
seed oil and other unknown substances
used in the manufacture of so-called re
fined lard. This board, in view of the ex
isting methods of manufacturing prime
steam lard in that establishment, recom
mends that, without delay, the parties so
readjust their lard manufacturing arrange
ments that all grounds for suspicion in
this respect shall be effectually removed,
and that in case this recommendation is
not promptly complied with to the satis
faction of this board, such action
be taken as will relieve this
board of all responsibility in respect
to such product."
The vote upon the report among the
directors stood yeas 7, nays 4. By many
it is regarded as equivocal, and as dodging
the main issue. Neither McGeoch nor the
Fowler's are in ihe city at present.
Mr, Clifton, of Fowler Bros., said: "No,
the report of the directors of the board is
not satisfactory to us. It seems that our
machinery has been on trial and not the
lard we have manufactured. We consider
that there is no better machinery in Amer
ica for our manufacturing purposes than
that in our works here. We have devoted
a great deal of time and money to the
perfection or our machinery aud do not
feel that such a body of men as the board
of directors of the board of trade who
knew little or nothing of such
matters, are competent to judge
of or criticize our methods of manufactur
ing. The feeling among packers will be
one of dissatisfaction, but I wish to say
nothing further on the subject whatever."
"The report, as I understand it," said
Mr. Everingham, of McGeoch, Everingham
& Co., "was . a handsome whitewash for
Fowler Bros. I don't know that I care to
say anything about this matter yet, for
many reasons. Still, I feel that if our own
firm had not been in unfortunate circum
stances the color of this report might have
been a very different one. The directors
of the board are chosen from all branches
of business represented in Chicago — bro-
:ers, commission men, packers, provision
men, option dealers, etc., and it is very
natural that such a body of men should
submit such a report as was read this
morning. The board of directors
could only recommend the expulsion of
Fowler Bros, in case they refused to pay
to us the difference between the price we
paid them for their adulterated lard and
the amount we were forced to sell it at
when its true brand was made known.
This difference would approximate $400,
-000. I do not know what the general
feeling on the board is, but so far as the
board of directors is concerned, the under
dog is very evidently lesß thought of prac
tically than theoretically.' Our opinion of
the report we may give the public later."
So far as actual business is concerned
the board might almost as well adjourn,
as transactions are almost nothing, and
the time of the session is given up to by
play. Everything opened weak
this morning but without in
clination to trade. Some shorts
were disposed to cover on corn, and their
anxiety started prices up . and other mar
kets sympathized. The report of deves
ting cyclines in Minnesota and the cold
wave in the southwest probably stimu
lated prices as much as anything. Had it
not been for this corn would have gone
lower. Few outside orders were received,
the Western Union company not being
yet in shape to handle business to all
points.
Wheat opened }^c under yesterday, with
more sellers than buyers. The feeling was
somewhat nervous, but not enough so to
cause any particular movement in prices.
Local operators had the field pretty much
to themselves and did not show much dis
position to trade, excepting on a limited
scale. Influenced by the advance in corn the
market gained some strength and advanced
la'e over inside figures. The apprecia
tion, however, brought out sellers and was
in part lost, the close being about the
same as yesterday. The receipts were
smaller than usual, but there were no
shipments of moment and no charters.
Winter wheat is held firmer.
Corn was the only market showing any
life. This trade was active and during the
first half of the day excited and somewhat
higher. Reports of a cold wave in the
northwest, coupled with a falling
off on the receipts as compared with the
two previous days of the week, and a good
legitimate demand for cash corn, develop
ed an unexpected degree of strength in the
market around the opening. During the
morning prices were advanced fully %<$
over yesterday's closing but subsequently
the excitement subsided and with an easier
feeling the most of this
improvement was quickly lost.
At the adjournment cash and Angust corn
was 2s @%c higher than yesterday, and
the later futures '-fa; }_[c . Cash corn was
active and in the morning the offerings
were taken readily at advancing . prices.
Later it ruled easier and slower. The re
ceipts although smaller then yesterday
were still quite large, while the shipments
and charters were small. Local bears
hammered the market at every sign of
weakness.
Oats were firm and higer. The specula
tive demand was quite early, being in
creased by the advance in corn. Cash
ranged '■ c higher and futures improved
si@%° for August and }4@,140 for longer
deliveries. Late in the session the mar
ket acted more quiet and the offerings
continued only moderate and a steady
market was maintained. Sample lots
were firmer early but the demand
wan finally supplied. Some oats remained
unsold and a weaker market followed.
The receipts were again large.
Rye was weak and a shade easier, with
only a moderate demand, mainly specula
tive and confined mostly to cash.
The provisions market ruled very dull
during the session, at times it being al
most impossible to trade at all. The feel
ing was firmer early and prices were
slightly advanced, but lack of orders and
disquieting rumors caused a weaker feel
ing and the close is very soft. The offer
ings were fair, more particularly to the
close, while the shipping demand moder
ated. Eastern markets indicated no ma
terial change, while foreign markets were
about as yesterday except that lard was
quoted 1 sqd. higher. About noon a
rumor . was circulated that yellow
fever had made its appearance in
Memphis, and while this was not authen-
ticated, it served to weaken price?.
Pork is attracting more attention than
for some time, a deal being suspected.
Early and up to noon the feeling was firm
and an advance of 12}^@loo wa3 made,
but toward the close the demand slacken
ed and the gain was lost, the close being a
a shade under yesterday. Orders from
ouside were scarce.
Lard wa3 quiet, being firm with an ad
vancing tendency early, but after selling
NO. 235.
up sc, sold off 7)2@10c, and closed at the
decline. The fever scare in the pork trade
induced the weakness. Within the last tea
days some 8,000 tierces of lard have been
received in Chicago from Milwaukee,
of which no record has been,
made in the official postings
of the board of trade. The lard came
over the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul
railroad, and went into a warehouse at the
stook yards.
Curb closings are: September wheat,
$1.02^; October wheat, §1.04%@1.04^
September corn, 50^c; " October corn,
50}^c; October pork, $12.40; October lard,
$8.50.
At the stock yards the continued liberal
receipts of cattle has a depressing effect
on prices for common and medium grades,
but for good to choice qualities there was
not such change to notice in values, al
though if anything they were rather
weaker. Texan steers were in liberal sup
ply, but in the absence of sales we quote
the market nominally unchanged. Sales
ranged from $3.12}£ @ 3.50 for cows, and
from $5.80@6 for choice smooth shipping
steers.
The hog market ruled fairly active and
firm at the opening at a shade higher
figures than yesterday, but later a weaker
feeling prevailed and prices were steady
at yesterday's figures. Shippers and pack
ers were purchasing. Sales ranged from
$4.75 upwards.
CLOTHING
20
PER CENT. CASH DISCOUHT
Commencing "Wednesday morn
ing, August 22d, and ending
Tuesday night, August 28th, on
all KILT SUITS. This discount is
from the RED FIGURE PRICES,
making in all an average discount
of about 45 per cent, from retail
values. The styles are all good*
being new this spring, and com
prises all told about 20D suits.
This is a great sacrin-2e,\but wo
will try it for one week.
BOSTON
ONE-PRICE CLOTHL\G HOUSED
Cor. TMiu and Robert Streets, S!?Pail.
MINNESOTA.
AMUSEMENTS.
PROF. R. H. EVMS'
School for Dancing:
WILL OPEN AT SHERMAN HALL,
Saturday, at 10 ?. in. & 2 p. m., Sept 15R
SEND FOR CIRCULAR.
OPERA HOUSE.
L. N. SCOTT, Manager.
EXfiAGEMESfEXTRiORDIMRY,
For Fair Week!
Commencing
TUESDAY, AUGUST 28,
Of the Distinguished aud Talented French &»
ciety Star
Mile. Rhea,
Supported by -,
MR. WM. HARRIS,
And a well selected company under .the ira-a*;*"
ment of
ARTHUR B. CHASE.
BEPERTOIBE.
TUESDAY ADItIENNK.
WEDNESDAY. Much Ado About NoraiMi.
THURSDAY CAMILLK.
FRIDAY AN UNEQUAL MATCH.
SATURDAY MATINEE CAMI LLE.
SATURDAY. SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL.
Sale of seats commences Saturday, Aug. 25th,
9a.m. at box office. Secure them early and
avoid the rush. Prices as usual, :..--,'■
Mile. Rhea's photographs now on 6ale at Dye?
& Howard's music store. -. •;;.;•

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