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FLOO O MONE
IN TH E
Bumper Crop of Grain Is
Now on the Edge of
Never So Good a Prospect
for Enormous Yield in
Crop Expert Sees Billion
Bushel Mark for United
States and Canada.
One Hundred Million Dol
lars in Crop Value to Move
S may as well be
gin right to get ready
for a rush of fall business
greater than anything ever known in
the city's history. A wave of wealth
now forming will buTst upon the city.
A bumper crop needs but a few days
more to reach full maturity. That crop
as it stands means $100,000,000 in value
to move this way, for if full prospects
are realized the record of 143,000,000
bushels for annual grain receipts will
be shattered and in tho movement to
come the measure of 175,000,000 bush
els will be reached. The grain is
Never in memory has there been so
great a prospect. Fields that will
yield heavier than for years"'may be
seen. The bad spots are so fenfr and so
scattered as to be unimporfenf.' Black
rust appeared in places but the weather
refused to turn bad and the rust eould
do no damage. The wheat, literally,
has run away from the rust, and will
soon be across the safety line with a
What the Harvest Means.
What all this means for Minneapolis
ean easily be foreseen. First effect
naturally will be felt by the banks for
money will be needed in quantity to
move the big crops. Then the railroads
will catch it. The grain trade will next
begin to show big figures and million
dollar days will be seen at the Chamber
of Commerce. Implement and ma
chinery men will be working nights
to handle the business. Then the job
bers and manufacturers will find their
order books filled, as the farmers buy
from the country retailer. The farm
ers and their wives will come to town
and retail trade will feel the stimulus.
The state fair and the amusements will
share the benefits.
There will be more money in Min
neapolis this fall than ever before.
The northwest will be happy and pros
perous. The city will make gTeat
strides in business records, bank clear
ings for the year will rise to the bil
lion-dollar mark, gains will be made in
population, the attention of the country
will be drawn to this, the center of
northwest prosperity, new enterprise
and new business ventures will appear.
Crop Experts Forecast.
H. V. Jones, the Minneapolis crop es
timator, who has been out in the fields
for many weeks, returned to Minneapo
lis last night. Fifteen years of expe
rience has given Jones prestige and
business men generally follow his re
ports as indicative of conditions to
come. JoneB says there is a Jumper
crop, and not only that, but it is so
far along, generally, that nothing but
some calamity unforseen can cut it
down. To The Journal Mr. Jones
The danger period for northwestern
wheat is closing up rapidly. Ten days
to two weeks without injury will give
to the country the largest wheat yield
the three norhwestern states ever
raised. It is not wheat alone that is
in high promise, but oats, flax and bar
ley, with corn making excellent prog
ress, on the .whole. Corn will be un
Two Factors to Fear.
"The only two factors to fear are
black rust and blight. While an oc
casional showing of black rust is
found, the weather is not of the char
acter, in my judgment, to warrant the
expectation that much damage will re
sult this year from the rust. Every
day is closing up hundreds of wheat
fields beyond injury, and a week of
good weather will go far toward mak
ing a large part of the territory safe.
"There is a considerable area open
to injury by blight, should a hot wind
result. North Dakota is comparatively
free from hot winds, and the crop -in
South Dakota will in part be past dan
ger in a week or ten days. The
prospective yield is so large that mod
erate damage by either blight or rus^,
would still leave a largo crop**
"The new crop year is opening
bright for business. If the crop ma
tures, the railroads will be unable to
move it with any promptness, and the
ear shortage will be beyond their, abil
ity to control. The crop area is very
full "Wheat, oats and flax .have in
creased in area materially, and barley
has decreased. Once the crop is sure,
I ^Continued on 3d Page, 6tfc fioltimiu
PAPE^ CONSISTS 01* BIOHT ^ABTS AND JOURNA1, JUOTOE. SEE TS1AT TOTJ OET THEM Alt
CDRZON GRIEVES ALONE
London, July 21.iSord Curzon,
whose grief over his wife's death has
caused a collapse, has refused to see
any one, even Lady Curzon's sisters.
Alarm is felt over the condition of
Lord Curzon, whose health is not the
best, his frionds fearing that he may
die of a broken heart.
Lord Curzon's reticency over his
wife's illness is due to the distressing
experience which attended the publish
ing two years ago of her condition after
a severe operation. He was deluged
with letters, suggestions, and even vis
its, not only from well-intentioned
friends, but from quacks and cranks
of every description.
THOUSAND S PERISH
Germans Drive Africans
Into Desert to Die
By FBMISIMXS Press.
BBLIN, July 22.The official re
of the government concern
ing the result of the war
against the native rebels in German
south-ssest Africa contains appalling de
tails of the campaign of extermination
which has been carried on by the Ger
man forces in the campaign against
In the initial campaign the rebels
numbered 60,000 men and outnumber
ing greatly the Germans sent against
them. So soon as the German forces
were able to assume the offensive ,a
campaign of "no quarter" was inau
gurated and carried thru Death was
the portion of all rebels and the-Ger
man forces were so persistent that
their enemies were soon driven into the
desert, where they perished by the
hundreds of starvation and thirst. An
immense area of the arid land is now
strewn with thousands of rotting
corpses and bones from which the flesh
has been devoured by birds and beasts.
The terror-stricken fugitives dug
holes in the desert to the depth of six
feet, using their hands, being without
tools, in the vain hope of finding water.
After hours and days of desperate dig
ging, which finally proved futile, they
laid down and died in the wallows they
had created by their own hands.
It is estimated that 40,000 natives
perished in the desert, of whom many
were aged men, women and children.
The campaign is declared to have been
without a parallel in point of ferocity
in recent years, and is likely to prove
a strong weapon for the socialists at
the next meeting of the reichstag.
Zulus and Allied Blacks
Threaten to Rise in
Monster Armies Could
Sweep the Whites Into
Special Gablo TonrnaJ.
July 21.South African
trouble are taking on a danger
ous phase. The influential
minority in the house of commons has
been greatly irritated by the reports
of the slaughter of the wounded and
prisoners in the suppression of the
Natal rebellion. Erivate letters have
been published showing that the colo
nial troops frequently get out of hand
and that the, allied native levies are
guilty of gross cruelties.
The Natal government officially de
nied the worst stories, also the bishop
of 3ululand's accusations, but feeling
con^^ues to run high.
Apparently nothing can stop the Are
of bitter questions in the house of com
mons, which are so framed as to con
vey stinging censure^in every word.
These strictures are wired to Natal
and re-echo thru Cape Colony to the
Transvaal, uniting the British and Boer
whites against the mother country as
no dther issue would.
The Transvaal government is fully
alive to the possibility of a general
rising of Kaffirs and the tension in
Johannesburg is so great as to inter
fere seriously with the normal life of
that city. The most hopeful element
of the situation is the continued suc
cess of the Natal field forpe^.against
the rebel Zulus. *JSt
Several battles have been. .\tough|
and invariably the slaughter of* natives
has been terrible. Everywhere jfche na
tives are showing symptoms o|^inso-
lence unprecedented. A
Perhaps the most significant devel
opment in the situation has been the
seizure of 500 assagais and knobker
rees in the nine compounds.
A hundred reliable native policemen
were detjled to mingle with the mine
workers aid ascertain the general feel
ing. The discovery of these weapons
was the result.
"Plan, to Slay Wounded,
The wildest rnmors are current re
garding the imminence of a general
outbreak. One report fixes a certain
date for the uprising, when the Zulus
and allied tribesmen are ordered to
assegai all white women and children.
In consequence, the general nervous
ness and alarm in Johannesburg has in
terfered seriously with business. THe
native unrest is the sole topic of con
versation in the clubs, restaurants, and
homes. A number of men are arrang
ing to send their wives and families, to
Durban or Capetown without delay.
Residents Take Arms.
Arming of residents proceeds rapidly.
There are few men or women in Jo
hannesburg who have not become ex
pert revolver or rifle shots. ..Many
of them are practising daily.,
A common incident in the daily life
of the men is the comparison of various
makes of rifles, and debating the "man
stopping" qualities of each. The
troops at Pretoria are practically on a
war footing and prepared for any emer
gency. Large quantities of supplies
have been received there from the
The kaffirs undoubtedly possess
means of communication with the natal
rebels. It is admitted by well-inform
ed people that if them ilhons of Kaffirs
should rise they could drive the British
into the sea.
MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESQ^A, UlfDAY MORNING, JULY 22, 1906
Militia on Way to End Reign
of Terror Fallowing^
Posses Hunt for Assassins
and Lynching Is
Moody Hated for His Activ
ity in Suppressing
Shoshone, July 22, (2- a.m.)
Threats have been made on the life
of Mayor Quintrell and he is locked
in a house guarded by ten deputies.
Men, mostly strangers and home
seeker's, are,congregating in small
Earties everywhere and further
loodshed will doubtless result.
Special to TS 'Joten*l.
WTO. July 21.Law-
lessness which last night resulted
in the murder .of Town Marshal
Warner Moody, a-son of the late Sen
ator Moody of South Dakota, and a
homeseeker named Anderson, the fatal
wounding of another man, the robbery
of the postoffice and other outrages, is
still in possession of Shoshone, and the
lawabiding 'inhabitants who have
sought safety in flight are in a state
The outbreaks are- the immediate
consequence of the. closing of the gam
bling houses on| Wednesday by order,
of Mayor Quintal. f*
Today the entire population, afd|&
by bloodhounds, has been oh a deters
mined hunt for the man who fired the
fatal shot or shots and summary judg
ment ii promised the fellow if he "4s
The' murderer of Anderson made- a
tour around town and then started east,
and it is expected the pose will come
up ifco him some time tonight. A
"necktie party^will be 4ihe result.
Others liere artf
nected with thfe^cftme.
^to be $09*4,
Obvjttsor Brooks' has-been, called on
to send, a company of militia and the
(men will leave Douglass on a special
train tonight. Sheriff Stough hasb#en
instructed -$o have "troops "at Port
Waishakie ready to send' in case of
necessity,. Mob law prevails and there
will probably be further trouble be
Warner Moody, in his' onSc&l posi
tion, has been active in suppressing tfee
gambling in Shoshone since the "homer
seekers began to arrive, a week ago,
for the registration for lands on the
Shoshone Indian reservation, which is
to be thrown open to white settlement
on the drawing system next month.
It was not unnatural, therefore, that
the aggrieved gamblers should select
him for a victim.
Wife Sees Him Shot.
Friday night, with his wife, he was
attending a dance at the home of a
next door neighbor, R. P. Knittle. About
midnight Moody left the house, intend
ing to return in a few minutes for his
wife. His prolonged absence worried
Mrs. Moody, however, and she followed
him. As she approached the door of
their own residence! a shot was fired
and Moody fell, mortally wounded.
Mrs. Moody screamed and fell faint
ing. The assassin ran, firing a second
time into the recumbent body of his
Continued on 2d Page, 1st Colfmn.
THE RUSSIAN DOUMA
Zemstovs of the country, by de
sire of the czar, assemble at St.
Petersburg, Nov. 23-24, 1904.
Decision reached that the govern
ment is out of touch with we peo
ple, Nov. 14, 1904.
Manifesto issued refusing popular
government, Dec. 24. 1904.
"Bloody Sunday" uprising, Jan.
Rescript promising legislative as
sembly. March S, 1906.
Czar's manifesto establishing the
douma Sept. 18, 1905.
Civic rights decreed and law
making powers conferred, Oct. 29,
Wltte made premier of the em
pire. Oct. 29, 1905.
Announcement of the first "re-
sponsible cabinet," Nov. 7, 1905.
Czar refuses universal suffrage,
Dec. 21, 1905.
New election law gazetted, Dec
Ukase summoning- the national
assembly, Feb. 26, 1906.
First elections held March 29,
.Wltte .tenders his resignation,
April 9, 1906.
Resignation accepted and Gor
emykin made premier, May 3,1906.
New cabinet announced, May 7,
Czar greets first parliament, May
Parliament dissolved, July 22,
Number of years of absolute rule
since, Rurik. 1,026.
Title of czar first assumed (by
Ivan TV) In 1647.
Emperors and empresses since
accession of the Romanoffs, 18.
Romanoff czars assassinated, 4.
Attempts on life of present
POLICE 1 2 DEMl
Portuguese Troops Storm
Station to Rescue Com
rades Under Arrest.
3 PuMlihew Preta.
July 22.In a battle last
nigh between the men of the
Fourth Royal Portuguese infan
try regiment and the municipal poliee
of Lisbon, twelve soldiers and poliee
weree killed and thirty-five wounded,
engagement.resM&e from the ar
rest -by the \polie Urrtwo* -infktftrymen
of the fourth regiment, who were taken
into custody for having committed
slight offenses. The arrests were made
in the street and the policemen, instead
of turning their prisoners ~over to the
military authorities, locked them up in
the central police station.
When word reached the military bar
^raeke of what had occurred, the regi
ment to which the men belonged turned
.out enmasse and double-quicked to the
police station, carrying rifles and car
tridges. The release of the soldiers was
demanded and when thia was renewed,
the soldiers surrounded the station and
started a siege.
The soldiers from what shelter they
could find in adjacent buildings, com
menced firing into the police station,
while the police responded with their
revolver*. Unable to obtain the sur
render of their comrades by this means/
of attack, the soldiers attempted to
rush the police station. They battered
down the door. While thus exposed to
the revolver fire from the station house
windows, many soldiers were killed and
Finding their efforts futile in forc
ing an entrance, the attacking forces
withdrew and dispatched a portion of
their number to fetch artillery with
which to bombard the police station.
In the meantime a continuous rifle fire
was kept up. The military authorities
were notified of the outbreak and the
proposed use of artillery. Two regi
ments of infantry and a squadron of
cavalry were ordered to the scene. The
members of the Fourth regiment were
at first disposed to join battle with this
contingent, but finding them greatly
.out-numbered, reluctantly retreated to
CZAR DISSOLVE S DOUMA I
RIOT S WIL REIGN
Special Cable to The Journal.
the political readjustment. %s ,t
Crowds Gathering Today.
The supporters of a dissolution claim
that the emperor must take the risk.
They argue that new elections may give
different results and it is better to
fight than to-surrender abjectly to the
revolutionary parliament. The govern
ment anticipated that the dissolution
of the douma would be accompanied
by tremendous excitement and blood
shed and troops were massed at St.
Petersburg, Moscow and other centers.
Crowds are gathering in the public
places and discussing the dissolution of
the parliament and an outbreak is
feared at any moment. Armed guards
are patrolling the streets and conster
nation reigns all over the city.
Hope to Awe People.
Guard regiments which have been in
the city since Thursday night and a
division of infantry from Pskov aro
on duty. It was expected that this
military array would awe the masses,
but since the douma was dissolved they
are defiant and unheed the presence of
The socialists and the group of toil
in the parliament have drafted an ad
dress for issuance, to the country, which
probably will be given out tomorrow.
Parliament for some time demon
strated its incapacity for constructive
Russia's Sovereign! Signs Parliament's
Death WarrantPromises New
Assembly in 1907.
Capital an Armed Camp in Fear of Vio-
lent Outburst of Indignation^
St Petersburg, July 22.The douma has been dis-
Despite the action of the czar and his ministers to fori
stall such an action, it was officially announced this morn-
ing that the parliament was dissolved. -r
The ukase calls for new elections and fixes March
T907, as the time for the convocation of the newly chosetx
A second ukase places St. Petersburg in a state of tx*
traordinary security by the declaration of a minor form oj
martial law. A large part of the province of Kiev, wherd
trouble is hourly expected, is also under martial law.
The action by Emperor Nicholas followed an all-nighl
council at the palace of Peterhof, at which he presided and
present at which were the grand dukes closest to the ruler,
General Trepoff and others of the inner government circle.
REIGN OF RIOT IS NOW FEARED
Al Day Long Troops March Into St. Petersburg, Fear
ing Uprising of Indignant People*
Spooial Cable to Tfc* Journal. work, and has- been engaged in inflank
St. Peterpburg, July 22.Since noon
on Saturday regiment after regiment
of infantry has filed into the city and
has as silently taken up the place as
signed to it by the commanding offi
cers^ What it means no one knows,
but the inference is that the "powers
that be" are preparing for a conflict
with .anyone that may dispute the
"power of the caar."
It is absolutely announced-that the
date for the general strike has been
set for Aug. 18 by the union of unions.
A reign of riot is now feared. Fight
ing and bloodshed in the cities and
agrarian excesses, in the country will
undoubtedly continue to enaracteriae^j^y
ing the population to anarchy. It waf
not an unusual thing for the police to
capture a nest of terrorists in whiett
they found members of parliament ac
tually discussing a list of persons to"
be assassinated. The .Russian people
were simply growing tired of anarchs
and political murder.
The revolution has been of long
standing, dating back forty years.
Started with Zemstovs. -r
The aetive revolution began with tb*
assembling of the first Zemstov con?
greas a year and a half ago and the
.present nosing is only a natural ac/
companiment of the birth of the new
M. Terloff. former minister of agrfr
uclture and leader of the conservative
centrists in the lower house, declared
tonight that the situation of the- county
was extremely critical. He said that
a conflict eould not be avoided.
"The situation is so complicated,'*
he said, "that it is impossible to pre*
diet the course of the future events, but
I feel safe in saying that Russia will
come to a constitutional basis, and that
there will be no great revolution as has]
been anticipated, I can see little hope
of a reconciliation with the Goremy*
kin ministry. With the new eabinef
and a new parliament, a settlement isj
Dictator Is Expected.
As a result of the existing eondt*
tions, there is a possibility that Russia
may be placed under the rule of a dic
tator within a few days. This coursd
was frequently suggested since it was
evident that the czar and the warring
factions of the douma could not coma
to terms. As the grand ducal clique
has had the upper hand, it is reasonable]
to suppose that their wishes in this ran
gard will prevail.
In spite of the enormous enmaasiflfl
of troops in the capital and the knowl
edge that the foes of parliament havft
hte ear of the jemperor, the eonstituH'
tional democrats are trying to put
brave face on the situation. They hav
further humbled themselves before thet
government by abandoning a proposal
to send a parliamentary commission Ut
Voronezh to investigate the responst*
bility of the administration for the/
Anti-Jewish disturbances have brofc*
en out in the village of Spasdelensk,
A mob beat Jews and plundered thei*
houses. The troops fired a volley, kiuV
ing two of the plunderers. Tartars de*
stroyed the village of Kalasjak, Can*
casus. An armed band attacked a de
tachment of police near Takum, Court*
land, the scene of the massacre of dra
goons last December, and killed a pri
vate and seriously wounded two officers.
TERRORISTS PLOT BLOODSHED,.
Russian Radicals Take Advantage of
Unrest to Execute Schemes.
St. Petersburg, July 21.(Midnight)-/
It can be stated upon the authority|
of a member of the court that, altho thee,,
victory of the reactionaries seems at"'
present to be complete neither the so- jg
cialists nor the terrorists have
cepted the situation, and while the pea
pie* are apparently completely overn
awed by the display of force on thd
part of the authorities, it will be neces*,,
sary to continue the rule of the bay*! y&
net for some time to come. In fac$
General Trepoff himself is authority! 4
for the statement that he has again
been warned that he- is marked for as*
sassination. Despite this fact he con
tinttes actively in evidence, altho at