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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Construction Costing $10,000,000
and Combine of Electric Rail
ways of Five States.
6»«r York Sun Mpmolml Smi-vlcm
Philadelphia, July 22.—Philadelphia and other eastern capitalists are planning the
construction of a network of trolley lines in Wiscor. will cost $10,000,000. The
names of the r.en interested in the project have not „,« been given out, but it is
asserted that taey are closely connected with the Philadelphia traction lines and
large electrical machinery manufacturers in the east. Detroit, Milwaukee and Cin
cinnati capitalists are backing the construction of some of the new lines, but they
are believed to be in full harmony with the Philadelphia men.
It is believed that the ultimate result of the scheme will be a gigantic com
bine of the trolley lines of Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio and Michigan, under
the general control of the eastern capitalists. Among the new lines proposed is
one from Janesvllle to Geneva and Lake Delavan to be controlled by the owners of
the Janesville-Beloit-Rockford line. The latter will soon be connected with Chicago.
The new line to Geneva will connect at Elkhorn with Racine and another line will
connect Milwaukee with the southern lake region.
GRIEF OF A MOTHER
Mrs. Fosburgh at the Grave of Her
TO-DAY'S TESTIMONY AT TRIAL
Prosecution Announces That It Will
'Probably Finish Eta Case
Mmw York Sum Some Jut Sarvlcm.
Pittsfield, Mass., July 'May, May!
Oh, May, my daughter! If you could
speak only one word to tell the world that
your brother is innocent and take from us
the terrible weight of trouble that is
Kneeling by the side of her murdered
daughter's grave in the Pittsfleld cemetery
yesterday, Airs. Robert L. Fosburgh, with
tears streaming from her eyes, in her an
feuish brought these words from her heart.
They were at the conclusion of a prayer,
in which Mrs. Fosburgh was joined by her
daughters Esther and Beatrice, her sons
James and Robert, the latter's wife and
the family's friend and adviser, Judge
Seneca M. Taylor.
It was an impressive scene, and, eeeing
It, no one could doubt Mrs. Fosburgh's
sincere belie! in the innocence of her son.
The family, as it has done every Sunday
since the tragedy of last August, yesterday
visited the cemetery. For an hour quiet
devotional exercises were held by the side
of the grave. At the conclusion the moth
er was so overcome that it was necessary
for her sons to assist her to the carriage
and support her on her way home.
Plttsfield, Mass.. July 22.—With three
steps in Kb case against Robert Fosburgh,
the alleged slayer of his sister May, ap
parently fortified, the prosecution came to
day to the third day's session of the trial
with the announcement that it hoped to
complete its case before night. The first
witness to-day was Arthur A. Fobes, a
local civil engineer, whose testimony was
mainly concerning, measurements about
the Fosburgh house and the arrangement
The next witness, Nelson J. Hall of this
city, told of a visit to the Fosburgh house
at 4 o'clock on the morning following the
shooting. He found a pair of black half
hose with white dots, he said, on the
grass near the edge of the road. The
half hose were well worn on the bottom.
Further on he picked up a single sock.
The half hose was identified in court by
witness as the one he found. The tracks
of bare feet were also noticed in the road.
They were about ten inches long and quite
broad. They disappeared at a bend in the
road further on.
The finding of a pair of trousers and
of the pillowcase which is said to have
been used as a mask by one of the burg
lars, was then described by those who
picked them up, and the articles were
shown and identified.
Lawyer Crosby asked that Harold W.
Hopkins, who occupied the witness stand
at the time, should try on the pillow
case to see if it possibly could have been
used as a mask. Judge Stevens declared
that such a step would be unnecessary at
that point. The judge apparently satisfied
himself on this point by running his hand
into the torn place to see just how large
it was. Photographs of the piazza posts
of the Fosburgh house, smirched with the
imprint of grimy hands were introduced
as evidence, to which the defense objected,
but was overruled.
Dr. W. W. Schofield, who has been
looked upon as an important witness for
the state, was then called. He told of
being called to the Fosburgh house at
1:30 a. m., and of finding two officers on
guard when he reached there at 2 o'clock.
Some one said: "You are too late, doctor,
the girl is dead." Witness entered the
house and at once went up stairs. On the
floor of the bedroom he saw the body of
the girl covered with a sheet and with a
pillow under the head. Blood was oozing
from the mouth and from the wound. He
examined the body and was convinced it
was dead. It lay diagonally, across the
The witness said he saw two women on
the bed and the defendant standing in a
doorway. The other members of the fam
ily were in an adjoining room. Witness
eaid the elder Fosburgh declared to him
that he was lying in bed in his room on
his left side facing the door. He suA
denly awoke to find a man standing in
front of him with a revolver in one hand
and a lantern in the other. The revolver
was within a foot of his head. He sprang
up and struck the arm which held the
revolver and then grappled with the in
truder. Suddenly he was struck on the
head and knew nothing for a few mo
ments. When he recovered he found his
son, the defendant, had been seriously as
saulted. Dr. Schofield described the ter
rible wounds which he found on the head
of each. Each of the members of the
family was fully dressed at the time of
the witness' arrival except that the de
Attorney General Refuses an Opinion
Washington, July 22.—Xttorney General Knox to-day declined to render an opinion,
which was asked for by the secretary of the treasury, on the question whether or
ont, under existing laws, the secretary is authorized to refund the duties collected on
goods imported from Porto Rico between the date of the ratification of the Spanish
treaty and the date that the Foraker act went into operation. The attorney general
says that inasmuch as the controller of the treasury has given his decision on the
subject it is a matter for him (the controller) alone and he therefore cannot give a
decision as requested. ,
It it authoritatively stated at the treasury -wpartment that the government will
proceed immediately to refund these duties, acting upon the deciaion of the controller
of the treasury, which was thaj; the treasury department had authority under yigtiM
tew. The duties amount approximately to $2,000,000.
fendant had on no collar or tie. Dr. Scho
fleld said he was told about the burglar's
revolver which had been found under the
elder Fosburgh's bed, but he did not see
it. The women, he said, were in hysterics,
and he sent a man to summon a nurse.
No mention was made to him of any loss.
Police Officer Chapman gave an entire
ly new bit of evidence. He stated that he
found a number of matches of a different
make from those used by his family in a
bedroom of his house and near the door
step outside the next morning after the
Posburgh shooting. Witness said his wife
declared there must have been burglars
in the house that night. Matches found
in the Fosburgh house were similar to
those found by Mr. Chapman.
The examination of James Fosburgh, a
brother of the accused man, was conducted
by District Attorney Hammond. The pro
ceeding was really a cross examination,
with reference to his testimony before the
coroner's jury. Although slightly nervous,
young Fosburgh gave his answers in a
deep, clear voice, with no hesitation.
Witness said he was awakened by a
terrible shriek, coming apparently from
his father's room. He got out of bed,
turned on the electric light in his room
and then rushed up the front stairs, turn
ing on various lights as he ran. He heard
several exclamations from a;bove and was
met at the head of the stairs by his sister
in-law, who screamed: "Your father's
gone crazy." He brushed her aside and
and went to his sister May's room. She
was lying on the floor. The electric lights
had been lighted. He said:
There was only one thing that made an Im
pression on me, that was the fact of my
sister's body lying on the floor. Something
had to be done, I saw, so I said: "Get towels
and ammonia." I did not wait to see if this
was done, but got ready to start for a doc
tor. I saw Brother Robert come into the
room behind my father. He was staggering
and when in the middle of the room he col-»
lapsed and fell to the floor, his head resting
near my sister, but his body in an opposite
Witness then described his trip for a
doctor. He did not know his sister had
been shot or how she had been hurt. He
knew she was unconscious.
Said the district attorney: "You called
a doctor, not knowing what the matter
was or that there was a claim that other
persons had been in the house?"
"Yes," replied the witness, "I did not
know what happened until I returned."
Young Fosburgh said he had heard no
shots in the house that night.
'THE LOST ELKS'
They Arrive in Vast Numbers
in Milwaukee—Gossip of
Milwaukee, Wls., July 22.—Trains,
boats, coaches, in fact every available
means of transportation is being used to
bring Elks to Milwaukee. Over 20,000 have
arrived and they are still coming from
every direction. The hotels are packed to
their utmost capacity and boarding
houses are rapidly filling up.
Much interest is already being shown in
the outcome of the election of grand ex
alted ruler of the order which will be
held Thursday in the large exposition
It is generally conceded here by mem
bers of the local lodge that J. C. Nethe
way of Stillwater, Minn., will carry the
election by a close vote. His friends
claim for him 308 votes.
However, C. E. Pickett, the other can
didate, who is from Waterloo, lowa, has
an excellent running chance according to
his henchmen, who are arriving here in
It has been definitely decided that the
prospective home for indigent Elks will
be located at Springfield, Ohio.
Three cities are out after next year's
convention—Saratoga Springs, Salt Lake
City and Baltimore. Of these Baltimore
seems to be the popular choice.
Street decoration is now nearly com
pleted and all preparations for the recep
tion and carrying out of the program of
the week have been made.
President McKlnley Furnishes Sev
eral Gentlemen With Jobs.
Washington, July 22.—The president to
day made the following appointments:
State—Richard L. Sprague, Massachusetts,
consul at Gibraltar, Spain; Edward A. Cree
ver, Connecticut, cousul at Glauchau, Saxo
ny; Samuel Smith, New Jersey, consul at
Moscow, Russia; R. S. Reynolds, Hitt, Illi
nois, third secretary United States embassy
at Paris, France.
Treasury—John V. Wild, second lieutenant
revenue cutter service.
War—Bben Swift, Jr., first lieutenant, and
George P. Marrow, second lieutenant, Porto
Rico provisional regiment, infantry; Henry
H. Scott, second lieutenant artlller/ corps.
MONDAY EVENING, JULY 22, 1901.
For Some Sections No Relief
Is in Sight.
VICTIMS IN NORTHWEST
Mississippi Valley Bears the Brunt
of High Temperatures.
COOLER ON THE GREAT LAKES
Mercury Drops Materially In Chi
cago and Relief Promlie* to
Come This Way.
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<§> morning reports from the middle <$>
<«> Mississippi valley station of the ■ <$>
<§> weather bureau did not indicate <§>
<$> any relief for - the people of that 4>
<?> drought and heat-stricken region. - <§>
<$> -At St. Louis the thermometer at 7 ..f <$>
<§> o'clock registered 86 degrees, 4 <J>
<$> degrees higher than at the same <$>
♦ hour yersterday; at Kansas City, <$>
<$> 84 degrees were indicated, 2 de- - <§>
♦ grees higher than yesterday; at <$>
♦ Springfield, 111., 84 degrees, 6 <8>
<£ higher than yesterday; at Omaha, <§>
<$> 84 degrees, 2 higher, and at Austin, •$>
<$> Texas, 82 degrees, an increase of <?>
<$> 8. The weather was clear through- <$>
<»> out the region and not even thun- <$>
3> der storms were indicated there. ; <§>
♦ There was a fall In the tempera- <§>
<$> ture at Chicago, and the prospect
<$> is for cooler weather on the Great ; <5>
<$> Lakes and later through v New <§>
<S>' England. The weather forcasters ; <S>
<«> say there is no sign of relief for <$>
<$> the people of the Mississippi val- <$>
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Special to The Journal.
St. Cloud, Minn., July 22.—Alex Hiral
of Avon, employed on the Catholic church
at Freeport, was killed by the heat.
Special to The Journal.
Madison, Wis., July 22.—The first death
from the heat here occurred last night-.
Ed Poepelmann, 71 years old, was found
dead in bed this morning.
Special to The Journal.
Menominee, Wis., July 22.—William
Hennessy, fireman on the tug Thomas
Thompson, and Michael Hulland, black
smith at Girard mill, were prostrated by
heat to-day. Both are in a critical con
Dcs Moines, lowa, July 22.—Two deaths
from heat occurred during the night. To
day's temperature is almost up to that
New York, July 22.—Three deaths from
heat were reported here this morning. At
10 a. m. the weather bureau thermometer
registered 80 degrees. The humidity at
the same hour was 76.
to 86 and the humidity had dried down to
69. Four deaths from heat were re
ported during the forenoon.
Kansas City, July 22.—At 10 a. m. the
weather bureau here reported a tempera
ture of 92.5 degrees—equal to that of yes
terday. The only report of rain or a low
er temperature in the southwest during
the past forty-eight hours came from the
Galveston coast, where a quarter of an
Inch of rain fell. Prospects are that yes
terday's record-breaking heat in Missouri,
Kansas and the territories will be
equalled, if not exceeded, in Kansas City,
Mo., and Kansas City, Kan., for the
thirty hours up to 10 a. m., there were
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"THE CROPS" ARE THE PARAMOUNT ISSUE.
Corn—Awful, isn't it?
Wheat—You're right, but think of the dory of boine the whole thina.
fifteen prostrations, nine of which re
Fourteen deaths from heat with fully
forty prostrations, were reported up to
11 o'clock In Kansas City, Mo., and Kan
eaa City, Kan., for the past thirty-six
hours. Nine of these occurred yesterday
and five since midnight last night. At
1 p. m. the weather bureau thermom
eter registered 102. Not a drop of rain
is reported from any point in the south
Chicago, July 22.— The terrible heat,
which reached its record-breaking climax
at 103 degrees yesterday, was broken at
dawn to-day by a fresh lake breeze. The
night was sultry, there being scarcely a
breath of air, and hundreds of people, in
the crowded districts, slept out of doors
or sat up until the wind made sleep pos
sible. The weather forecast to-day prom
ised no relief in sight, however, for the
corn belt of the west. At 6 a. m. to-day
the temperature in Chicago was 72 and at
9:30 it was 75. Up to the latter hour five
deaths from yesterday's heat had been re
Later three additional deaths were re
ported, bringing the total up to eight at
2 s, m.
Lawrence, Kan., July 22.—A hot wind
blew constantly during the night, and to
day promises to equal yesterday's heat
record of 104.5.
Springfield, HI., July 22.—At 11:30 a. m.
the temperature was 102, the highest a*
that hour since the weather bureau was
established here, twenty-three years ago.
St. Louis, July 22.—This was the hottest
day in the history of St. Louis. At 1 p.
m. the government thermometer recorded
106, yesterday's maximum, and was still
Indianapolis, July 22.—This was the
hottest day on record here at 11 a. m.,
the mercury registering 102.
Columbus, Ohio, July 22.—This is the
hortest day of the year, the thermometer
at the government weather bureau having
registered 102 at 12:30 p. m.
Topeka, Kan., July 22.—At noon the
temperatura here, was 104. The minimum
during the night was 89. The humidity
was high, but no signs of rain were ap
Only a Few of the Hot Spots.
Specials to The Journal.
Albert Lea, Minn., July 22.—Yesterday was
the hottest day ever known here, the mer
cury touching 103. Corn is reported as dry
La Crosse, Wis., July 22.—Saturday the
temperature was 105.
Dubuque, lowa, July 22. —A new record was
established lor high temperature Sunday,
when the signal service mark reached 106 at
4 p. m.
Sioux City, lowa, July 22.—Saturday all
records for protracted heat were broken, with
hot winds rivaling those of July 26, 1594,
which destroyed vegetation and a temperature
of 103 maximum.
WATTERSON 'OPES HARD
BRYAJV A MERE AGITATOR NOW
Louinville Editor Hope* "A Lincoln,
a Tllden or a Cleveland"
ffmw York 8m Snacfaf Servfoa
New York, July 22.--Colonel Henry Wat
terson told' a reporter at Manhattan Beach
that W. J. Bryan can no longer be regard
ed the leader of tbe national democracy,
but must be consider** a political agita
tor out of tune will? ihe fundamental
The Louisville editor expresses the hope
that within the next three years a Lincoln,
a Tilden or a Cleveland might develop who
could lead the democracy in 1904. He
would not declare himself for any succes
sor to Bryan so far In advance of a na
Colonel Watterson pronounced free sil
ver as dead as is negro slavery, and pre
dicted that the tariff and what might
prove a tendency toward imperialism, if
not actual imperialism itself, in the ad
ministration of the nation's newly ac
quired possessions would probably be
very vital issues in the campaign of 1904.
"For a man who had been dropped out of
a balloon twice within five years, Bryan
seems to be very active with his voice and
pen," remarked Colonel Watterson, dryly.
"Almost any other man would have been
killed. By constantly reiterating and re
affirming doctrines for which the people
and a large part of the democracy will not
stand, he has weakened himself mightily
and provoked an opportunity for the
choice of another leader."
Early Settlement of This
MGR. GIBBONS' MISSION
His Work at Rome Crowned With
UNCLE SAM TO BUY FRIARS OUT
Americanism of Archbishops Ire
land and Chapelle Dominate*
From Th« Journal Bureau. Room 43, Pott
Washington, July 22.-—Cardinal Gibbons
Is 'now on his [ way T home and' expects " to
arrive in Baltimore in time to participate
in the annual retreat of the Baltimore
priests which will- begin July 26. Word
from across the water is to the effect that
his mission to Rome was entirely success
ful. He conferred first with Archbishop
Chapelleanir then with the pope, and as
a ; result : it' Is said that the friar situation
in the Philippines. is soon to become clear.
It will be recalled that shortly before his
departure for Europe Cardinal Gibbons
had a long conference in this city with
Archbishop John Ireland of St. Paul.
These gentlemen, acting in a dual ca
pacity, as princes of the church and as
patriotic American citizens, undertook to
outline a plan for bringing the friar situa
tion in the most effective way to the at
tention of the holy see. It is good news
that Leo XIII received the cardinal gladly,
and after listening patiently to what he
had to say, consented to an adjustment
of the friar matter which will meet in a
large way, it is said, the views of the
The administration has openly and offi
cially taken no part in this attempt of the
two high American prelates to reach a
satisfactory solution of the vexing prob
lem, although it knew what was being
done. It is said that Secretary Hay was
fully advised before the cardinal sailed,
as to What the line of approach to the pope
would be. He knew about the conference
between the cardinal and the archbishop,
and is supposed to have initiated the
movement which brought them together.
It was' to his interest, as a matter of
course, that the high authorities of the
church reach some agreement as nearly as
possible in harmony with administration
plans,, and not being in position to take
the subject up himself, either personally
or officially, he didd the next best thing
when he indorsed the .plan of having Car
dinal Gibbons visit Rome.
It will be all the easier to dispose of the
friar question, now that the church has
been brought to see it from the American
view point. It is the moat perplexing as
well as the most important question of
civil administration and proceedure con
fronting this government in the Philip
pines, and no doubt the president is glad
to know that it is going forward so satis
While it is very difficult to get hold of
any of the proposed details, it is taid
that the plan of settlement that ultimately
will be adopted will look to the deporta
tion of the friars, whose property will
be purchaeed outright by the American
government, and as rapidly as possible
used for the establishing of free schools
in all parts of the islands. Thi3 gov
ernment could not make a better use
of a few millions of dollars. Such a solu
tion would at once settle definitely the
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12 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
CORN A RED-HOT
Dealers in the Big Market Centers
Rush Wildly to Buy and Prices
Shoot Up Grade.
Chicago, July 22.—Board of Trade grain markets opened wild to-day. Intense heat
in the grain belt yesterday and the early reports to-day showing the drought un
broken created a heavy general demand, especially for com and oats. Corn for Sep
tember delivery opened 2 to 4 cents higher at 57 to 59 cents; September oats % to
l%c higher at 36^4c to 37% c, and September wheat %c to l%c over Saturday's clos
ing figures. Buying orders were everywhere, but there was little for sale for som«
New York. July 22.—There was great excitement in the grain markets to-day. With
corn up 2c a bushel and wheat lc since Saturday the bulls flooded the two markets
with buying orders and before midday another cent was added to the price. Septem
ber corn, for instance, which closed Saturday at 58% c, advanced to 61% and Septem
ber wheat rose from 73% cto 76& c. Weather conditions formed the buying motives.
September wheat, under stress of damage claims from the northwest, where the
heat was said to have injured the spring sown crop, advanced later to 73% c and
closed 3%c over Saturday at 72%@72%c. September corn advanced to 59y 8 c and closed
4%c higher at 59%@59^c. September oats went to 38% c, closing 3@3%c higher at
EXCITEMENT NI MINNEAPOLIS
Wheat Goes Up Nearly Five Cents,
Catching: Many "Shorts."
September wheat advanced to 70 J4c to
day, and there was another active and
excited period of trading in the local mar
ket. On Saturday, September wheat closed
in Minneapolis at 65% c. At the late low
point it sold at 60% cat times, and held
around 61c for several days. This ad
vance extending over ton days or two
weeks, had taken it, roughly speaking,
from 60% cto 66% c, or 5c up; and so on
Saturday, when the market hovered
around 65% c, many traders, especially
small operators, thougth it was time for
a down turn and there was short selling
on this theory.
Those who sold their 5,000 and 10,00(8
lots of wheat on Saturday around 65% c,
did it on the theory that the drought was
about due to be relieved in the south
west, that the northwest reports ought
to show favorably, and that, in conse
quence, a break would result, enabling
them to buy in at a porfit. But when the
market opened this morning, September
wheat was^ l%c higher than on Saturday,
and there was considerable buying at the
advance. This scared the "shorts," and
upt them in to a state of nervousness,
which increased as the market turned up
ward. When September passed 68c there
was a scramble for cover, and the mar
ket passed 70c in a spurt. .
Balls Are Deliberate.
December wheat went to 71% c. The
bears growled savageyl, and the bull
crowd was more than jubilant. Some who
bought wheat on Saturday and had good
PEACE FROM DEATH
Mrs. Kruger's Demise May Shorten
MR. KRUGER MAY LOSE HEART
Health of the Former Tranttvaal
President Said to Be Pre
London, July 22.—The death of Mrs.
Kruger may have some influence In short
ening the war. Mr. Kruger himself has
been reported to be exceedingly despond
ent over the military operations and the
correspondence between Reitz and Steyn
has justified this discouragement. His
domestic bereavement may cause him to
lose heart for continuing a hopeless
struggle. His Dutch physicians have
been warning him for months against the
consequences of excitement, since his
heart action is abnormally weak.
The story is brought by influential
South Africans that General Botha was
strongly disposed to surrender, but did
not consider himself at liberty to do so
against the judgment of Mr. Kruger.
General Botha has a family to provide for
and is without resources. South Africans
assert that he is dependent upon allow
ances which Mr. Kruger has agreed to
make him if he continues the struggle so
long as possible.
The newspapers refer in tones of sym
pathy to the death of Mrs. Kruger. It is
expected that the British army in South
Africa will pay to her in death, honors
which her former position would have
HAMMERING A HISTORIAN
WORKING FOR MACLAY'S REMOVAL
Schley'H Friends Displeased Because
the Admiral's Slanderer
M«w York Sun Spaclal Sorvtom
Washington, July 22.—Admiral Schley's
friends are not satisfied with Secretary
Long's declaration that he will not re
move Maclay, the "historian," who vil
ified the admiral in his work on the
Spanish war, from bis position in the
Brooklyn navy yard. Since he gave out
the interview in which he at least inti
mated that Schley, should have been
courtmartialed after the battle of San
tiago. Secretary Long has been very
anxious that all discussion of the contro
versy should cease. He has expressed a
hope that his wishes would be followed to
several of hi« friends. But Admiral
Schley's friends will not let the matter
drop until Maclay is removed from the
place given him by Admiral Croinshield.
Not Counterfeit, but Fraud
Washington, July 22.—-Chief Wilkie of the secret service has received a number of
bank notes printed from the original plates used by the State Bank of New Brunswick,
N. J., over fifty years ago. The bank went out of existence some time In the fifties
and it was supposed that the steel plates from which Its notes were printed were
destroyed. It seems, however, that these plates have fallen into the hands of parties
who have printed from them large quantities of notes which have been put into
circulation from New York to San Francisco. A very large percentage of the notes so
far discovered are $2, although some $1 and $5 are being sent in! Inasmuch as the
notes are not counterfeits of any United States note or obligations, the makers and
passers cannot be prosecuted or punished under the United States laws, but it Is un
derstood they can be prosecuated for fraud under the state laws. The takers
think they are the notes of the Canadian Bank of New Brunswick, the word* "New
Jersey" being printed in small letters. The notes are printed on bond paper and are
quite as good in every way as the originals. It is possible that $2,000,000 of thea«
nntM iuh in niMutaiina.
profits in sight, showed no haste to sell
at the advance, and apparently are look
ing for a still better figure. At noon bull
sentiment ruled the pit. Old traders say
that for the time being statistics and or
dinary news that has more or less weight,
may be passed over as this is a typical
weather market, and what the weather
man puts out will have more effect than
anything else for the present. At the
close of business September wheat wa3
69% con the last sale, or exactly 4c over
Saturday's closing price.
New Crop Samples.
Numerous 'samples of grain from)
different sections of the state and showing
various stages of development were on
exhibition on 'change this morning and
in the grain offices through the building.
Eevery grain man who went through
the country over Sunday brought in a
bunch of heads. Wheat shown from the
southeastern part of Minnesota shows
the effects of hot wind and bug damage.
Some bunches show a wonderful straw
growth, but the number of kernels
yieded to a hand threshing is small, the
wheat shows shrinkage and some kern
els are shriveled, probably as the re
sult of too inch heat when the crop was
in the milk. The best wheat shown wU
brought in by P. L. Howe, of the Im
perial Eelevator company, who took a
fair average bunch from the Arnold)
farm near Larlmore . There are 1,200
acres of it, end from present Indica
tions it will yield thirty bushels to the
acre. About ten days must pass yet to
carry it to the point of safety. Flax on,
the Elk River farm shows up very well,
and on the basis of the present stand will
yield about twenty bushels to the acre.
They intimate that if Secratary Long/
persists in his refusal to remove Maclay
they will take the case to the president;
Mr. McKinley seldom interfere* in a
matter of this kind, but a hint from
him to Secretary Long that would be
better to rid the service of the "his
torian" will be sufficient. Since Sec
retary Long barred Mr. Maclay's history
from the Annapolis academy because of
the writer's attack upon Admiral Schley
the "historian" regrets that he criti
cized that officer so harshly. Mr. Maclay,
who is 38 years of age, the son of a
Methodist minister and born in Foo
Chow, China, says his life work is to
write a history of the American navy,
and that he took the $2.48 a-day job In
the navy yard simply to give him a bet
ter Insight into naval matters.
FOUR-DAY OCEAN TRIP
RAPID USER BEING CONSTRUCTED
Belief That It Will Run From New
York to Ireland In Three and
Maw York Sun Spmolal Smrvlam
New York, July 22.—Charles R. Flint
some time ago gave a commission to
Charles D. Mosher to design and to Ay res,
of Nyack, to build a boat, called a yacht
for convenience, which should be able to
travel forty knots an hour. The boat has
been called the Arrow and in a few days
she will have her official trials.
Since Mr. Flint gave the commission for
a forty-knot boat others interested in fast
vessels have ben trying to figure out
whether It would be possible and profit
able to build, not a yacht, but an ocean
liner that would cross the Atlantic in four
days. One of the persons who took up
this problem was George Wilson, president
of the Atlantic Shipping company, of this
city. Mr. Wilson believes that his en
gineers and designers have solved the
problem by the use of turbine engines
driven by the direct impact of the com
bustion of crude Texas petroleum.
Mr. Wilson says that his company Is
now making arrangements for the building
of ships to cross the Atlantic from New
York to Berehaven, in the southwest of
Ireland, in three and a half days. He says
that, allowing two hours from the com
pany's pier in New York to Sandy Hook,
and thirteen hours from Berehaven to
London, passengers and mails would be
carried from New York to London in a
little lees than four and a quarter days,
taking into account delays incident to cus
toms examination and the handling of
LOST WITH ALL ON BOARD.
Menominee, Mich., July 22.—Govern
Lightkeeper Young, at 4:30 Sunday morning,
saw a steam or sail vessel afire about seven
miles southeast of Green Island. He reported
to the fire tug Menominee and that boat went
out to the scene, but the fire went out and
the boat sank before it could be reached.
There is no knowledge here as to what boat
It is. It is evident that all on board wer*
lost, as no report from any one on board the
vessel hag been received.
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