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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
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THEY CAME TO THE METROPOLIS*- MINNEAPOLIS HAS THE CROWD
Steel Corporation Not to Ys o >fluenced by the
Conclusion of the Amalgamate * Officials,
Whatever It May Be.
Demmltr Plant Opens, Which Fact Is Pointed
To by the Combine as Proof That It
Will Proceed Independently.
New York, Sept. 6.—lt is understood here that it Is highly improbable that the
United States Steel corporation will take any cognizance of the Amalgamated exe
cutive board at Pittsburg to-day, whatever the conclusion it may reach. It is
learned from an authoratative source that the time named in the tentative agreement
reached by the conference here on Wednsday has expired; that the steel corporation
had decided to participate in no further peace .discussions and that there would be
an immediate move for the general resumption of work with non-union men and
such strikers as were willing to return to their places. The resumption at Demmler
was instanced as the first move in the general plan of the steel corporation to pro
ceed in its operations irrespective of the Amalgamated Association.
Samuel Gomjlers, president of the Am erican Federation of Labor, said to-day
that the work of the conciliation board had come to an end. Asked whether the
board would again act in the capacity of peacemaker, Mr. Gompers replied:
If called upon again we will be gla dto act. Personally, I will always
be glad to use my best efforts for in dustrial peace in the interests of the
laboring man, As a laboring man my self, as president of the American
Federation of Labor, as a member of the conciliation board of the Nation
al Civic Federation, and as a man, I certainly will do all in my power to
bring about peace between the workingman and his employer.
4 NEGOTIATIONS END
Amalgamated Board Reject* the
Trust* Last Offer.
Pittsburg, Sept. 6.—ln steel corporation
circles in Pittsburg to-day it was posi
tively announced that the last offer made
by the big steel combination had been re
jected by the Amalgamated board and that
all negotiations were ended. Orders have
been given to start all idle plants immedi
ately, and the superintendents of the va
rious works in this district at once began
to make preparations for resuming imme
diately with non-union men and all strik
ers who desire to return to their former
places. It is strongly intimated that a
number of men have agreed to return to
work in the event of a failure to settle by
the peace committee of the National Civic
The local officers of the steel corpora
tion were unusually reticent this after
noon. All who were seea declined to dis
cuss the plans except to say that all the
works are to be put in operation at once
and that no further preparations are to
be made by the United States Steel cor
ADVISORY BOARD MEETS
Report That a IMan Agreeable to the
Combine Will Be Decided I puu.
Pittsburg. Sept. 6.—The advisory board,
or general executive committee of. the
Amalgamated association, has been or
dered to this city, it is said, to consider
what is believed to be the practical ulti
matum of the United States Steel cor
poration. Those already here are:
the board will go to New York to-night,
tlement of the strike would be decided
W. C. Davis, Chicago: C. H. Davis, New
port, Ky.; Walter Larkius, Martins Ferry,
Ohio; John Morgan, Cambridge, Ohio; John
F. Ward, _Youngstown, Ohio: Clem Jarvis,
Anderson, lad.; Klias Jennings, Youngatown,
Ohio; David Rees, Pittsburg; John Chap
peile, Newcastle, Pa., and F. J. Williams,
Among the rumors current was one that
the board will go to New York to-night,
but this could not be confirmed. An
other report was that a plan for the set
tlement of the strike would be decided
upon that would be acceptable to the steel
DEMMLER PLANT REOPENS
A Thousand Men at Work in Mc-
Keeiport Tube I'limt.
Pittsburg, Sept. 6.—The Demmler tin
plate works at McKeesport resumed
operations this morning. Six mills were
started with nearly 100 men, many of
them being old employes. Thirty-six men
were taken into the work* by boat from
Duquesne and thirty-threeVvect through
the gates. On account of the heavy fog,
the strikers' pickets who lined the river
banks were unable to see the boat until
the men had been landed. Manager Lauck
stated that he had fifty-four men in the
hot mill department and by night he ex
pects 100 men to be at work, every one
of them an old employe. Two more mills,
he said, would be started this afternoon.
Five hundred more men were at work
at the National Tube company plant at
McKeesport this morning, making 1,000
men now in the plant. A large number
of others applied for work, but they were
turned back because the mill is not in
shape to take any more men on. The
To Prevent Grain Corners
New York, Sept. 6.—lnterest In the proposed addition to the grades of wheat
in or-der to make more difficult the cornering of grain in this market is attracting
much attention in local grain circles. The meeting of the trade to be held Sept. 9
will, it is expected, be an exoited one as the committee themselves are divided and
the members of the trade are taking sides. The question at issue is whether No. 2
hard winter wheat shall become deliverable on exactly the same basis as No. 2 red
winter" and No. 1 hard northern spring, whether it shall be deliverable on exactly
the same basis as No. $ red winter and No. 1 hard northern spring or whether it
shall be deliverable at a discount of 2c per bushel in the price. The majority of the
committee favor* the discount, but there is a strong minority in favor of equality
in delivery. The point made by the committee is that with such large supplies
of deliverable wheat to draw from corners will be too risky and will not be at
Severe Boer Reverse
Middlesburg, Cape Colony, Sept. 6.—Lotters' entire commando has been taken by
Major Scobell south of Petersburg. One hundred and three prisoners were cap
tured, twelve Boers were killed and 46 wounded. Two hundred horses also were
London, Sept. 6.—Lord Kitchener's report from Pretoria to the war office cov
ering the capture of Lotter's commando gives the figures as nineteen killed, fifty
two wounded and sixty-two captured unwounded. The prisoners include Com
mandants Lotter and Breedt, Field Cornets Kruger and W. Kruger and Lieutenant
Shoeman. Among the killed were the two Vaster*, notable rebels. The British
casualties were ten killed and eight wounded.
management claims that by next week
the entire establishment will be in opera
tion and the strike a thing of the past.
At noon a notice was posted at the
Demmler works calling the attention of
the old employees to the fact that the
plant had resumed and requesting all who
wished to return to work to report for
duty not later than next Monday morning,
or their places would be filled by other
workmen. The notice was signed by the
American Tin .Plate Company. Manager
Lauck stated that he had seven mills run
ning and had enough men to fully operate
Later advices from McKeesport indicate
that the statement this morning that 1,000
men were at work at the National Tube
Works was not exaggerated. It was
stated that the strikers seemed to feel
that their fight was lost, though they
would continue their picket duty and en
deavor to induce the men not to return to
At the Painter works in this city, the
management announced to-day that it had
enough men to run double turn and five
mills would be put on at night next week.
Rumors are current on the South Side to
day that the Monongahela tin plate works
will be started in a few days. - ■. -
Belief That the Amalgamated Board
Will Reject It.
New York, Sept. 6.—lt was learned last
night that at the request of the con
ciliation committee Mr. Schwab agreed to
extend the time for the acceptance of his
offer to this evening.
A report from Pittsburg that Mr. Shaffer
and Mr. Williams were supposed to have
started for New York was discredited by
the positive information that the advisory
board of the amalgamated association will
meet in Pittsburg to-day to consider
Mr. Schwab's proposition.
This, it is understood, differs from Mr.
Morgan's proposition only that it stip
ulates that the mills in which the United
States Steel corporation has succeeded in
opening as nonunion mills should remain
nonunion. ... .:
The conference of the members of the
conciliation committee was resumed at the
Ashland house at 5 o'clock and continued
until 8:30, during which time there was
When the conference adjourned Mr.
Mitchell explained the point reached In
the negotiations to be that the proposi
tion of the steel corporation has not yet
been acted upon by the amalgamated as
sociation, but that the board will proba
bly reject it to-day. Nevertheless he
expressed hope that the strike would be
Pittsburg, Sept. 6.—The prevailing opin
ion in Pittsburg is that the great
steel strike is practically settled, but ab
solutely nothing positive can be learned
from either side to the controversy.
American Sheet Steel Official Ren
Canal Dover, Ohio, Sept. 6.—General
Manager Cline of the American Sheet
company's plant was assaulted by a
striker this morning and carried to his
carriage unconscious. Two sheet mills
are going this morning and preparations
are being made to start several more.
FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1901.
PRES'T M CKINLEY IS SHOT
He Is Fired at Twice at the Pan-Am-
erican Exposition in Buffalo.
The Shots Take Effect in the Abdo-
Buffalo, N. V., Sept 6—President
McKinley was shot in the Temple of
Two shots took effect in abdomen.
His condition is serious and he is
in a hospital at the Pan-American
grounds. The shots were fired by a
DRIFTS OF HAIL
Cloudburst and Phenomenal
Hailstorm at Gebo,
Special to The Journal.
Gebo, Mont., Sept 6.—A cloudburst vis
ited this place yesterday and did damage
to the extent of $10,000. Hall fell to the
depth of a foot on the level and drifted
four to six feet in some places.
The infant eon of Mrs. William Bartlett
The town of Fromberg, Oebo's railroad
station, also felt the brunt of the storm.
Over 1,000 feet of Northern Pacific side-
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Guide MeKinley—Right up this imj, sir, you'll get the best shotf you ever had in your life.
track was washed away.
Telephone lines are down and trains are
all late. Several people had miraculous
escapes from drowning.
HIS EARS STILL LONG
I'ADDISHXESS OF ASTOR BRAND
"Willy Wally" Boanti That He Could
Buy Up All the l'upers That
Have Criticised Him.
Mow York Sun Sacclml Smrvicm
London, Sept. 6.—To a friend closely
connected with the English press, who
was recently a guest at Cliveden, William
Waldorf Astor gave his reason for having
become a British citizen. He said:
A. certain section of the American press
hope to annoy me by constant mlsrepresenta
tion and to belittle me by constant sneers at
my English citizenship. I regard such jour
nalists in the light of insects. At any time
it is possible for me to purchase the offend
ing journals and reduce their staffs to syco
phants and suppliants. American journalism
to-day is a mixture of the greatest possible
enterprise and 'the lowest possible pettiness.
It is the cruelest calumny to state that I
sought citizenship in England because I lost
my love for the country of my birth. I em
phatically repeat that I was driven to do so
by a persistent onslaught of venomous treat
ment on the part of certain American news
papers. Otherwise I would have been heart
and soul an American In life and in death.
P. 0. SAFE BLOWN
Amery, Wis., Sept. 6.—The pestofflce was
robbed la3t night. Burglars pried open the
front door, then drilled a hole in the safe
and blow th 9 front door partly open. The
safe contained $10,000 in notes, $1,200 in
stamps and $25U in cash. Owing to the pecul
iar effect of the explosion, it is impossible
to learn the amount secured by the burghirs.
Cash and registered letters in drawers were
16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK.
FAIR TO BECOME
GREAT M.-I. EXPO
Success of This Year Means Early Realization
of a Plan Long Cherished by the
St. Pau! Day Brings Out a Fair Crowd —The
Great Live Stock Parade the Event
fair managers feel that this year
they have made long strides toward real
izing the ambition of the promoters and
friends of the fair for years back, that
of making it a great northwestern exposi
tion and one that will rank as one of the
great annual events of the west. The so
ciety again succeeded in obtaining recog
nition from two of the great stock asSo
ciatious. These associations are well
pleased with the results here and another
one of the big associations will place the
Minnesota fair on its national list for
next year. Secretary Randall says that
it is the hope of the management to in
terest other northwestern states more
deeply in next year's event and as the
manufacturing of the northwest increases
to make this in every detail a great ex
position of northwest enterprise. Other
states have assisted m6re in making this
year's event a success than ever before.
No definite plans have been made for
increasing the scope of next year's fair.
That is a subject to foe handled in the fu
ture. The idea, though, is to invite other
states to participate in the exhibition
of the resources of the northwest. The
present plan of management will remain,
but it may be extended to include the ap
pointment q£ superintendents and staff's
for other states. It is believed that states
as far west as the Pacific coast can be
interested in the enterprise. The man
agement of the Winnipeg Industrial ex
position has already shown its willing
ness to <*i-aperste wifh the Minnesota
state fair by encouraging the exhibition
of Canadian products here. The Canadians
are also anxious to secure exhibits of
American products. The next meeting of
the agricultural society will probably see
some action taken along this line.
IMana for the Future.
Fair weather and a reasonable attend
ance to-morrow will place a "fat" bal
ance in the treasury of the Minnesota
Agricultural association. The attendance
of yesterday was a record breaker. The
exact figures, 43,321, were in excess of
those of Minneapolis Day last year by a
few hundred, bringing the total attend
ance for the first four days up to 136,457,
just 1,000 less than the total for the entire
week last year. It also put the fair man
agement out of debt and left it with sev
eral thousand dollars "to the good."
The management as a result is already
turning its attention to improvements and
the enlargement of the scope of the fair.
President John Cooper says that the
fair is in a position to grow fast from this
on. The work of preceding year's has
brought it to a point where it can be
developed rapidly. The agricultural as
sociation will try to build the fair into a
great northwestern exposition, and that
means that it will do so. To try with the
association is to succeed.
With the same weather conditions fair
week of next year that have prevailed
this, there is no question but that the
attendance will be greater. To meet this
the grand stand must be enlarged, though
it is already the third largest in the
world. New barns will be necessary to
house the sheep exhibits of the future
years. Another improvement is contem
plated in an electric light and power
These are not matter of startling im
importance, but they are straws showing
the direction of the wind —a direction
from which it has been blowing for years.
But now the management begins to see
accumulated results and is preparing to
round off the fair into a thoroughly up
to-date exposition of northwestern in
HERE AFTER POINTERS
Managers of Other Fairs A isit Mm
nesota's Great Show.
During the week the fair has been vis
' ited by several prominent fair managers
I from various parts of the country. Among
I those here to-day is Fred Huebeck, man
; ager of the Winnipeg Industrial exposi
: tlon. Mr. Huebeck has visited most of
! the big fairs this year. He has many
; words of praise for the Minnesota fair.
"There is no reason," said he, "with the
j start which the Minnesota fail 1 now has,
! why it should not become one of the great
i permanent expositions of the United
j_ States. It is the greatest state fair in
"this country now. But by enlarging its
scope and interesting other states it can
I be made a great exposition, a great cen-
EVENTS OF SATURDAY AT THE FAIR
Twin City Day
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The fair -will lie maintained complete in every department <
until closing hour Saturday evening at 11 o'clock. ■ .-t
Afternoon—Changes in Tolbert running combination; band concert; balloon as- ■
cension; Lionel Legate spiral globe exhibition; aerialistic exhibition by
. the Bickett family; running races, half-mile heats, purse $200;; running,•■
. race one-eighth-mile 'dash, purse $200; 2:45 class trotting, purse $1,000; •
2:09. class pacing, purse $1,000, eight entries; this is the fastest race at •
. the year. i
Evening—Running race, half-mile heats; running race, one-mile dash; three
races, by Tolbert running combination; .aerialistic exhibition by the Bick
ett family; band concert; Pain's "The Last Days of Pompeii." c
V&£h% \ .-'■■'-■ i IN MINNEAPOLIS . ... ..:''■'[■
Afternoon and Evening—Banda Roasa concerts at the Exposition.
Afternoon and Evening—Haverly's Minstrels at the Metropolitan.
■ Afternoon and Evening—Hathews & Bulger at the Bijou.
of the Day.
tral display of the products and resources
of the northwest."
Mr. Huebeck considers the amusement
program especially good. He expects to
see future fairs here profit greatly by
the immense stock display made this
Among the other managers here -were:
G H. Van Houton of the lowa state fair;
W. H. Smallinger, secretary of the Great
Western race meeting at Galesville, 111.;
C. S. Van Auken, secretary of the Inter
state fair of La Crosse. They are all
eloquent over the showing made at
ST. PAUL'S DAY
The Event Was the Bl» Parade of
Prize Winning; Stock.
This was St. Paul Day at the state fair,
and although the weather of the early
part of the day .was threatening, the
crowds by noon were pouring in through
the gates. The grandstand was crowded
The big parade of premium live stock
was the star event of the day. The pro
cession wound into the mile track at 1:30
p. m., and between that hour and 2:30
the crowds had c great chance to see the
prizewinners. The horses were in the
lead, headed by Dr. J. C. Curryer, super
intendent of the department. Colonel
Liggett was at the head of the cattle di
vision. The entire procession made the
greatest and most complete live stock
show ever seen in the northwest.
Dr. Curryer was assisted by his son, I.
D. Curryer, as marshal of the horse di
vision. The division was led by Rossiter'p
First Regiment band and the Crookstoii
band. The carriage horses came first,
followed by the standard bred trotters,
coachers, Percberons, Clydesdales, the
ponies being at the rear.
The crowd was enthusiastic over th«
cattle. Colonel Liggett, superintendent
and marshal of the division, was assisted
by his son, Robert Liggett, and George
A. Cobb. Following them came the offi
cers of the Hereford and Shorthorn asso
ciations in carriages. The Shorthorn
herds were in the lead in charge of B. O.
Cowan, secretary of the association. The
Herefords followed in charge of Secretary
C. R. Thomas. Then came the Pole-An
gus, the Galloways, the Red Polled, the
Brown Swiss, the Ayrshires, the Jersey*
and the Guernseys.
The Cowboy Parade.
The South St. Paul stock yards wer«
represented by an imposing array of cow
boys in cowboy costumes. They paraded
on the half-mile track and turned several
cowboy tricks. This is the first year that
the cowboys have attempted a uniform
costume for the occasion.
Saturday Twin City Day.
To-morrow is Twin City Day. The fair
association has arranged its program so
as to hold popular interest until the cur
tain is rung down on this year's big fair.
Twin Oity Day will undoubtedly call out a
large crowd. One of the hot events of the
afternoon racing program will be the one
BLUE EARTH WINS
Heads County K.vhiblts—Houston
Comes Next on JList.
Blue Earth county attained the highest
number of points in the county sweep
stakes, scoring a total of 1,335, according
to the markings made by Professor James
Atkinson of the lowa Agricultural col
lege at Ames. The rank of the other
counties and their total number of point*
is as follows:
Second—Houston, 1,325; third, Olmsted/
1,304; fourth, Goodhue, 1,292; fifth, Rica
1,277; sixth, Aitkin and Steams, each 1,263;
eighth, Stevens, 1,182; ninth, Wabasha, 1,180;
tenth, Dakota, 1,140- eleventh, Beltram!,
1,119; twelgth, St. Louis, 1,098.
By winning fir6t place Blue Earth
county also wins a purse of $200; Houston
$150; Olmsted $100; Woodline $75; Ric«
$50, while Steams and Altkin will divide
$25. In addition each county receives *
pro rata share of a special prize of $1,200,
according to the number of points their
respective exhibits score, a point having
a market value of B^4 cents in this contest.
Blue Earth, which ranks first, receives
$109.73, and St. Louis county, ranked
twelfth, will draw $90.25, while the other
ten draw amounts between these two.
Blue Earth achieved first place by gen
eral excellence in every class, the lowest
marking it secured being 88 for tame
grasses. Some counties were marked aa
low as 50 and 55 in some classes. Blue
Earth led In grains and native grasses,
but in no other classes. Aitkln scored
three "100' a," no other county exhibit
making that record. These markings
were secured in potatoes, stock vege
tables and design. Houston county wai
marked 100 in the number of varieties
in display; Olmsted county 100 in culinary
vegetables; Goodhue, 100 in fruits; Blue