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Morelia, Mexico, the Scene of a
Famishing People Break Into
Granaries and Help Them
selves to Corn.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Oct. 3.—Homer Fin
lay, formerly a well known citizen of S^n
Antonio, but who for the past six years has
been in the mercantile business in the city
of Morelia, Mexico, arrived here to-day and
gave a vivid account of the famine riot
which occurred in that city last Sunday.
He stated that it was one ot the most ex
citing and pitiable scenes ever witnessed in
that part of the republic, and that another
serious outbreak of the same is threatened
at any time. Morelia is the capital of the
State of Michoacan and is the residence of
the archbishop of the diocese. It is one of
the most beautiful cities in Southern Mex
ico, but notwithstanding all of its attrac
tions its several thousand people are on the
verge of starvation, owing to the total fail
ure of the crops for four seasons and a
scarcity of all other food supplies.
''When the famine was threatened, sev
eral months ago," said Mr. Finley, "sev
eral of the wealthy merchants of Morelia
contracted for large quantities or corn, the
corn shipments amounting to 75,000 bush
els, which is enough to have supplied the
suffering people. These speculators, how
ever, put up the prices, and in a short time
extorted what little money the poor people
had. For the past two months the suffer
ing among the poor people has been in
tense and many deaths from starvation
have occurred. The streets becalne thronged
With beggars, and the hungry men, women
and children made heartrending appeals for
help. This was kept up until last Sunday
night, when the starving poor organized a
mob, and, driven to desperation, began a
concerted attack upon the loodstor*s of the
city. There were fully 6,000 people in the
mob and tne police were utterly powerless
to stop its progress. One maiceria, or feed
store, after another was entered,
and as but little corn was found,
THE FRENZY OF THE POOR
increased. Two regiments of federal cav
airy and one of i:ifantry,stationed at More
lia, were called out to quell the riot, but
their appearance only added to the desper
ation of the starving people. The com
mander planted the soldiers in front of the
mob, but they taught their way through.
Several persons were injured. Gen. Wer
micade, governor of the state, had by this
time made his appearance and came near
falling a victim to the vengeance ot the
mob, who claimed that he should have
taken steps to relieve their suffering. The
soldiers opened fire upon the people, and
one man was killed and several wounded.
Acting on command of its leader, the mob
started for the granaries of Joseph Marti
nez, in which 5,000 bushels of corn were
stored. They broke down the doors and
supplied themselves with all each could
carry awaj'. As their temporary wants had
been supplied, the mob quietly dispersed."
RETURN TO WORK.
Operators on the R. C. K. & N. Declare
Their Strike Off.
CEDAR EAPID3, Oct. 3.—The strike of oper
ators on the Burlington, Cedar Rapids &
Northern railway was declared off to-day
by Grand Chiet Ramsay, in consideration
of the following agreement signed by Rob
ert Williams, superintendent of the road.
The question of wages will be considered
1 Mr. Ramsey will declare the strike off, all
vacancies in tne ranks of train dispatchers,
agents and operators ac present existing will be
filled from the ranks of the men who struck.
Any who are not thus provided for will be given
the preference over others in filling vacancies
that may hereafter occur, until such time as all
who struck have been returned to the service,
with the exception of those who have made
themselves particularly objectionable by their
DRIVEN TO SUTCIlE.
Friends of Col. Canaday Believe Unjust
Accusations TJrjfecl the Deed.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3.—Col. W. B. Cana
day, ex-sergeant-at-arms of the United
State3 senate, whose death occurred last
Tuesday, was buried yesterday. The case
has taken on some mysterious features and
the theory is advanced that the colonel did
not commit suicide. Many now assert that
there was a genuine burglary on the night
of the tragedy, and that if the colonel did
kill himseif he was driven to it by the con
sciousness that he was unjustly suspected.
Kutli Should Be Hnpnr.
CHARLESTON, S. C. Oct. 3.—A tasteful
souvenir was sent to-day to Miss Ruth
Cleveland, at Gray Gables, in remembrance
of her first birthd'ay, which occurs to-mor
row. It is a leaflet from the Vanderbilt
Benevolent association of this city, of
which the ex-president is an honorary
member. The inscription on th- card is as
follows: "Ruth Cleveland, Oct. 3, 1S31—
Oct. 3, 1892." The seal of the association
is printed between the name and the dates.
On the inner card appears: "Greeting irom
the Vanderbilt Benevolent association of
Charleston. S. C. to Miss Ruth Cleveland,
on her first birthday. May lengtn ot days
be in her right hand, and in her left hand
riches and honor. May her way3 be ways
ol pleasantness and all her paths be peace."
Hie Time Rips.
LONDON. Oct. 3.—Michael Davitt addresed
a meeting of Irishmen in Glasgow to-day.
He said he believed the time was ripe for
a movement to give English, Scotch and
Welch farmers the protection of judicial
leases and land courts for the revision
and reduction of rents. "Such a move
ment," he said, "will give the Argyll?, the
Devonshires. the Baliours and the West
ministers, who are encouraging the Irish
landlord campaign enough to do to de.end
their own interests. The moment the land
lord campaign is opened in Ireland we will
start a land league in Great Britain."
MITCHELL, S. D., Special, Oct. 3.—Six
special excursion trains and three regulars
brought over 6,000 people to Mitchell to
visit the Corn Belt exposition to-day. The
Iowa state band gave three concerts. The
weather was all that could be desired. To
morrow'will be devoted to traveling men.
Ten thousand visitors are expected on
Tuesday, Shriner's day.
British Vice Consul*.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 3.—The president has
recognized John Barrow Alexander as Brit
ish vice consul at Tacoraa, Wash., and
Oscar Kiocker as British vice consul at
Port Townsend, Wash.
Son of Jtloses I'. Handy the Victim of a
CHICAGO, Oct. 3.—A dispatch from New
York last night said that a Mrs. Jackson of
that city had obtained requisition papers
for W. M. Handy and that an officer would
come to Chicago to serve them. The charge
preferred was the larceny of jewels. W. M.
Handy is a son of Moses P. Handy, chief of
the bureau of promotion and publicity of
the world's fair, who said last night:
My son was a newspaper man in New York
He fell in with the Jackson woman and some ot
her associates and they practically robbed him
of all he had. I began an investigation and
found this Jackson woman, who has several
aliases, to be married. I also obtained a state
ment of her plans, which contemplated the ex
tortion ol mouey from me. I am convinced she
wants to blackmail some one, and I will protect
my sou against her to the end.
Young Handy will not be found by any
officer who comes here after him, as he is
with friends in a distant state.
CLAIMS AX ALIBI.
Dr. Cronin's Alleged Murderer Saya He
Can Clear Himself.
SALEM, Ore., Oct. 3.—A dispatch last night
from Chicago whieh stated that Thomas
Coleman, now confined in the penitentiary
here, is supposed to have been connected
with the murder of Dr. Cronin, was news
to the prison officials, who state that they
have had no communication with Chicago
officials about the matter. They claim to
have heard a rumor that Coleman was con
nected with the crime, but put no iaith in
the story. Coleman was sent here from
Portland in March, 1891, to serve two years
for assault with a dangerous weapon. He
has been a "trusty" up to two months ago.
when a bench warrant for his arrest came
from Portland, where he is wanted to
answer a charge of robbery with assault.
Coleman has the appearance of being an
all-round crook. W en he heard of
the dispatch connecting him with Dr.
Cronin's murder he said that he
would have no trouble in clearing himself
of the charge. He lormerly lived in Chi
cago, where he has a brother and sisters.
He says that for the last five years he has
been in Oklahoma, Puget Sound and San
Francisco. He seemed nervous when
speaking about Chicago, and when he was
permitted to read the Chicago dispatch his
hand quivered and tears came to his eyes.
Two months ago, when Coleman had his
trustysliip taken away, he was asked the
reason, and said that he presumed it was
on account of that "Cronin murder." At
that time he said nothing further about the
crime, but has since told convicts that he
could easily prove an alibi. Coleman says
he has never gone by the name of Geoghe
san. It is said that he was lormerly known
by the name ol Carlton. He states that he
was married during the excitement over
A Protracted Struggle.
BAEKK, Vt., Oct. 3.—The contest between
the Granite cutters and dealers is not yet
fully settled here. The trouble now is over
tool sharpeners. During the five months'
suspension of business many dealers se
cured apprentice tool sharpeners, and when
the strike was settled a number of union
sharpeners were unable to obtain employ
ment owing to several small firms haying
apprentice sharpeners and not employing
nien enough to engage another blacksmith.
The union claims that such dealers are not
standing by the next bill of prices which
provides lor one appr ntice tool sharpener
to each journeyman sharpener. The union
says that the firms employing no journey
men and one apprentice sharpener are vio
lating the agreement. It is understood that
the union strike committee has the matter
in hand. A few cutters have already left
sheds where the trouble exists. The deal
ers say tliey will not discharge apprentices
to please the blacksmiths. It is thought it
the men are ordered out again the strike
will last.aH winter.
The Leader of a Desperate Gang Killed
"While Resisting Arrest.
UNIONTOWN, Pa., Oct. 3.—Frank Cooley,
the leader of the famous Cooley outlaw
band, was shot and killed to-day at his
father's home by a posse under Sheriff Mc
Corwick of Fayette county. Cooley has
been in the habit of spending Sundays at
the old homestead, and Sheriff McCormicc
had the place surrounded last night. Frank
Cooley and his pal, Ramsey, arrived dur
ing the night, and to-day the attempt was
made to capture them. The outlaws tried
to escape and the posse tired, killing Coolev
instantly. Ramsey-, however, cot away.
There is great rejoicing in Fayette county
over Cooley's death, and it is believed tnat
the band will now be broken up.
Mild but Terrible.
NEW YORK. Oct.. 3.—Smith & Co., agents
for the bark William Hales.on which Capt.
George Buckley and his wife were mur
dered while the vessel was at sea from this
port to Capetown, have received another
cablegram from the United States consul at
Capetown, saving that the murderer of the
captain and his wife was the Chinese
steward. Ah Jow, who killed himsell alter
the murder. Mr. Smith refused to let the
cablegram be seen, and a report was cir
culated among seafaring men that the con
sul had cabled iniormation which had been
suppressed. It was thought that a serious
mutiny had occurred on the vessel. Ah
Jow shipped at this port. He was a mild
Chinaman of twenty-three years, and did
not look as though he would be guilty of
such a crime.
Accused of Fopjrepy in Germany.
CHICAGO, Oct. 3.—L. Arndt, German con
sul at New York, lias caused the arrest on
an extradition warrant from the German
emperor, ot William Haensler for forgery.
It is alleged that Haensler ioiged the name
ot one Schilenberger to a receipt and se
cured 1,992 marks from a Manheimer
(Baden) banking institution. He then fled
to Amerlc The prisoner has been em
ployed on the German Imperial building
at tne world's fair under the aliases oi Max
Keller and C. Anderson. He is a well edu
cated young man and claims to be possessed
ot considerable property. He denied the
forgern, but said he had changed his name
because he got into trouble in Germany.
He was sent to jail to await the papers in
Murder or Self-Oestruotion?
WINNIPEG, Man., Special, Oct. 3.—
A mysterious fatality occurred here this
morning, whether a case of suicide or mur
der is unknown. Miss OliveOdell, a hand
some lady of twenty-two, was found dead
byTtier mother in a summer kitchen, with a
shotgun in a corner of the room' The
charge bad entered her abdomen, passing
through the body and inflicting a ghastly
wound. Many theories are afloat as to the
cause of death, but it is generally thought
the girl was betrayed, and on her lover re
fusing to marry her, committed suicide.
Albert Lea's Fair Closed.
ALBERT LEA. Minn., Special, Oct. 3.—The
Freeborn county lair closed to-day with a
good attendance. All departments were as
full as yesterday. Tom Liuderman won
the free-tor-aii race, the best time being
2:30. The iair was the most successiul in
the history of the county.
DEVILS LAKE, N. D., Special, Oct. 3.—
One week more of such perfect harvest
weather as we have been having will see
all the grain in Ramsey county threshed.
The average grade is No. 1 Nortl ern, and
yields about twenty bushels to the acre.
M^^MkS iSffi 'tit. &
It is reported that the Mexican minister of
war fs dying.
A red hot county seat war is now in progress
at Cuibertson, Neb. Several collisions have oc
At Buenos Ayres, Argentine Republic, a fire a
few days ago destroyed property to the value
The steam fitters ol Philadelphia have gone
on a strike for a nine-hour work day and a uni
form schedule of wages.
TheGoulding fertilizer works at Pensacola,
Fla., were destroyed by fire last night. Loss,
SIOO.OOO partially insured.
Rev. Thomas Dixon, Jr., preached In New
York yesterday on the Garfield ra.e track, Chi
cago, roasting the gamblers.
The New York State board ol women man
agers ha- arranged for an exhibit of the kinder
garten system at the world's fair.
Immense damage has been done to the Mich
igan fruit and vegetable crops throughout the
state by the severe cold snap of the past few
Prince Henry of Prussia, brother of Emperor
William, accompanied by his wife, Princess
Irene, arrived in Loudon yesterday from Ger
Hiram Atkins, editor of the Montpelier (Vt.)
Areus and Patriot and chairman of the Demo
cratic state committee, is dead. He was sixty
five years old.
Dr. Douglass, who attended Gen. Grant in his
last illness and was for many years the family
physician, died in Washington last night. He
was sixty-nine years old.
The well known jockey, Halloway, has been
expellf from, all German tracks on the grounds
that he has disgraced himself by indecent con
duct at the Hopp garden at Berlin.
Madame Patti's agents deny the report that
it is her iutention to retire from the public plat
form. They have concerts arranged for her in
England as far ahead as the autumn of 1894.
Roscoe Thompson has sold the Pall Mall
Gazette to Mr. Kneight, a member of the Na
tional Liberal club. It is rumored that the
paper will become a Liberal Unionist in politics.
Hector Jonathan Cremieux, the well known
French dramatic author, has committed sui
cide. He was the author of a large number of
plays and wrote the librettos for many well
known comic operas. He was born iu 1828.
At the regular meeting of the board of adjust
ment and joint protective board of locomotive
firemen held at Syracuse, N. Y.. yesterday, F. J.
May of Halstead, Pa., was elected chairman,
and J. J. Welsh of Morristown, N. J., secretary
At Birmingham. Ala.., George Jackson and
William Florence, room mates, fell out over the
division of their effects. Florence shot Jackson,
who fell mortally wounded, but with life enough
to draw a pistol and shoot his assailant. Flor
ence will also die.
At Coldwater, Mich., Nora Standish was
thrown from a buggy and fell on her head, dis
locating her neck. Two men pulled on her head
as hard as they could. The bones sprang into
place with a snap. She soon recovered con
sciousness and will live.
Sebastian Charles Giraud, the French painter,
is dead, aged seventy-three. He was born in
Paris iu 1819. Among his pictures were "Fish
ing for Seals," "Return of the Hunter," "A Sun
day in Brittany," etc. He was decorated with
the Legion of Honor in 1847.
3 A a
CHICAGO—WHEAT—No. 2 sprm-» 73
to 73| No. 3 spring, 63to67c. No. 2 red. 73 •.
COBN—-No. 2, 44ic
OATS—NO. 2, 3L|c. No. 3 white. cl£to32
RYE—No. 2, 57c.
BARLEY—No. 2, 63c.
I N N E A O 1 S W E A N O 1 hard,
73c No. 1 Northern, 713c No. 2 Northern,
65 to 67c.
CORN—No. 2 yellow, 48c.
OATS—No. 3 white. 31Jc
RYE—No. 2, 60c.
BARLEY—No. 3, 33 to 45c.
ST.PAUL— WHEAT—NO. 1 hard. 75to77e.
No. 1 Northern. 72to75c No. 2 Northern,
C6 to 68c.
COBN—NO. 3, 43to44c No. 3 yellow, 44
OATS—No. 2, 30i to 31c. No. 2 white, 32
to 33c No. 3, 30 to 32.
BARLEY AND RYE—No. 3 barley, 43
to50c No. 2 rye, 58 to 60c malt, 60to70e,
GEOUND FEED AND MILLSTUFFS—No. 1,
$16.50 @17 No. 2, $17.0J@17.50 No. 3,
$17.50 to$18.00. low grade, $13to 13.50 corn
meal, bolted, $22 to 23. do unbolted, $15
to$16.50 bran, bulk, $10 to 10.50.
MILWAUKEE—WHEAT—No. 2 sprinj
69c No. 1 Northern, 76c.
CORN—No, 3, 441c.
OATS—No. 2, white, 34 to34Ja No. 3, do
STOLE A BIG SUM.
A Philadelphia Company Robbed of
PHILADELPHIA. Oct. 3.—The the.'t of
$440,000 irom the Auer Incandescent Light
company by Tindale Palmer, a former
Philadelphia newspaper man, in which he
was joined by a hotel beeper named Freitas
of Rio Janeiro, has just been brought to
light. The company sent young Palmer
to South America to boom the company.
He and Frei: as sold the rights for $510,000
in gold and reported the sale as having
been made for $80,000, of which $10,000 was
expended in his saary and expenses.
Palmer is in Emrland and cannot be re
turned to this country. Action is being
taken to recover the money from relatives.
STRUCK BY A TRAIN.
Deatb and Frightiul Injuries at a Wis
consin Crossing of the Milwaukee.
RACINE, Wis., Oct. 3.—A. terrible accident
occurred this morning at Johnson's cross
ing on the Milwaukee road. A man named
Heinhofiel, John Williams and a young
girl named Olle Oleson, while returning in
a buggy from a dance at Union Grove, were
struck by a freight train. Heinhofiel waa
instantly killed and the girl had both legs
cut off at the knee?. The horse was also
killed. Williams was badly bruised, but
will recover. The engineer did not learn
of the accident until he reached Racine.
Friendly Relations Extended.
BOSTON, Oct. 3.—The closing business ses
sion of the Brotherhood of St. Andrew was
held to-day. At the business meeting the
report of the committee on external rela
tions recommending that the fraternal re
lations existing between chapters of the
United States and Canada be extended to
Scotland and that the brotherhood mem
bers going abroad should make it their
business to visit the chapters in the coun
tries they passed thr ugh. The report was
adopted. The committee on credentials
submitted a report showing the number of
the chapters in attendance to be 341, repre
sented by 806 delegates, with 95 visitors,
making a total oi 881 persons in attendance
at the convention.
Northwestern Train Ditched.
YANKTON? S. D., Special, Oct. 3.—The
Yankton and Centerville passenger train
on the Northwestern road was derailed
near Centerville to-day. The rear cars
overturned and Conductor Tower and
Brakeman Tilton sustained slight injuries.
Two cars we»e demolished and the entire
day consumed in clearing the track.
Tie That Hinds. h[".V.'f'
LESUEUB, Minn., Special, Oct. 3 James
Patten, a merchant and prominent business
mar. of Graceville, took for a life partner
Miss Nellie Patten of Le Sueur. Miss Pat
ten has been a successful teacher in tha
Minneapolis schools for several years.
THE -GREAT SENSATION.
S O E A S CONCERNIN E
S O O A E
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misslo Pl-JK-PocKdts of he
Chicag Boar of a Ar
A re S a in Life
Blood or ha
Trie most profound political sensa
tion of the campaign of 1892 thus far
has been the publication of the Wol
cott Pamphlet entitled "A Gigantic
Conspiracy." It professes to give
facts, figures and proofs generally es
tablishing the existence of a con
spiracy against the farmers among
the grain dealers and milling compan
ies of Minnesota, whereby the produc
ers are yearly swindled out of thous
ands of dollars.
That the farmers are swindled and
robbed goes without saying. Who is
the robber? is the ,jnain question to
be settled. For tae past ten years
Minneapolis and Duluth have been
sapping the grain trade of Chicago.
The laws governing the trade in wheat
have so ordered it, that practically
all of the hard northern varieties 'of
this great staple have of their own
volition been finding a market at
Minneapolis and Chicago. Such wheat
as Chicago now receives in her ele
vators consists of the soft southern
varieties—an interior article in the
The big Board of Trade in Chicago
has thus been compelled to
sell the chief product of the city
by the lake^ wind. Option dealing
has taken the place of legitimate trade
in actual wheat on the Chicago mar
ket. This/'industry" of selling wheat
they do not have and purchasing
wheat they know they cannot get has
been a very profitable one to the
financial adventurers and commis
sion pick-pockets of Chicago. The
Board of Trade men have pocketed
pretty much all the profits of each re
curring crop of wheat, and smiled at
the innocence of the northwestern
farmers, who allowed themselves to
be despoiled and robbed, year in
and year out, with never a protest.
Finally the Hon. W. D. Washburn,
United States Senator, irom Minneso
ta, determined to make the effort to
compass the defeat of the Chicago
commission men, by causing a law to
jbepassed making option dealing—or
buying and selling that which did not
exist—a penal offense. Early last
winter, in pursuit of this object, Sen
ator Washburn introduced his well
known "Anti-option bill" in the sen
ate of the United States. Some weeks
later, Mr. Hatch, a member of the
National House of Representatives,
from the State of Missouri, introduc
ed a similar measure in that body.
Senator Washburn and Representa
tive Hatch, later on, met and com
bined the essential features of their
two bills into one, and then proceed
ed to combine every influence possi
ble for the passage of the joint bill.
No bill ever introduced into Con
gress has produced the opposition
provoked by the Washburn-Hatch
'•Anti-option" measure, introd^uc^d
into Congress in the interest of the
farmers and producers of the nation.
The bill prohibits dealing options,
covering wheat, oats, corn, pork, cot
ton and other farm products, and,
under its provisions no man my pur
chase, or sell any of these fruits of
the soil, unless the articles so sold or
purchased are actually in sight, and
absolutely owned by the man who of
fers them or any of them for sale.
Under this bill "wind" is no longer
recognized as a commercial commod
ity, and all dealers must first purchase
the articles from the farmer
and own them before he offers them
for sale in the open market, other
wise he becomes a common criminal
and is liable to be prosecuted and
sent to the penitentiary as a violator
of the law.
Its introduction into Congress
brought on an army of agents and
attorneys from all the large cities of
the land to the lobbies of Congress.
Every option chamber in the nation
had one or more attorneys in Wash
ington. The Chicago Board of Trade
was especially active. It opened a
barrel of money right under the dome of
the capital, and proceeded to endeavor
to defeat the passage of the bill Jby the
most open and lawless bribery. The
press was subsidized, andcharacterless
and venal writers salaried to slander
every ^representative of the people
in Washington who pronounced
in favor of the bill. Lobbyists waited
upon [members and senators, using
all their wily and seductive powers
to secure votes against it.
Senator Washburn was particularly
singled out for the malevolent shafts of
these corrupt hirelings of the brazen
gambling houses. He was accused fo
having |wasted a fortune in gambling
at options, when the literal'fact was
that he had never lost a dollar in
gambling in wheat during his tntire
The bill passed the house of repre
sentatives by a vote of almost two to
one, and came to the senate during
the closing days of the session—too
late to force action upon it before ad
journment. It is on the senate calen
dar for final action early next session
and will finally come up for a vote
upon its passage in December or Jan
uary next. The almost absolute cer
tainty that this great reformatory
measure will pass the senate and be
come a law, has driven the option
gamblers wild. They have so long
robbed the farming classes with im
punity, that they have Jearned to
think that the agricultural interest is
their particular property, and they
are using every means—even the vil
est and mo3t criminal to dis
credit the men who are forcing
the measure, through Congress.
We now come down to the latest
"scheme" called into life by'the Chicago
Board of Trade. It consists in this
ridiculous and slanderous pamphlet,
prepared and published by'oueC. C.
This man Wolcott seven or eight
years ago was a "snide"and character
less country banker at Lar more,
North Dakota. He was encaged in the
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disreputable business of loaning money
on mortgage to the pioneer farmers
of that region, and collecting from 20
to 100 per cent interest thereon. H»
was again and again prosecuted
before the courts of Dakota
Teritory for this crime (for
under the laws of Dakota an
over collection of interest was a crim
inal transaction) and the records of
the courts of Grand Forks County
prove this in numerous cases.
Finding that his criminal practices
were becoming unprofitable at Lari
more,Wolcott removed to Minneapolis
in 1886, and commenced business as
a "grain dealer." His business was
black mailing legitimate and well es
tablished dealers in wheat, owners of
established elevator lines and others.
In prosecuting his criminal practices,
he organized what is known as the
"Scandinavian Elevator Company."
Of this company he was practically the
sole owner, although he had taken into
partnership one or two characterless
adventurers like himself, Bome of
whom were prominently identified with
the North Dakota Farmers Alliance.
His method was to buy, nearly al
ways on credit, some worn-out ware
house or small elevator at a compet
ing railroad point, and enter the field
as "an independent buyer." Then he
would approach the Alliance of the
neighborhood with the statement,
that the other elevator companies
had raised the price of wheat on him
to crowd him out and ruin him. Upon
this plea he would beg his "farmer
friends" to stand by him, and sell
him their wheat below the card price
so that he would not be "ruined" by
these "grinding monopolies."
It is perfectly amazing what a large
number of farmers would listen to his
story, and sell him their wheat at a
reduction from the established price.
But the season of this sort of a har
vest is always a very brief one. The
farmers soon came to understand
the character of this common swind
ler and deserted the Scandinavian
Elevator Company and went where
they could get best price for their
After he had thus plucked all of the
silly geese who would be plucked, and
his.elevator8 and warehouses stood
empty on his hands, he proceeded to
organize another and a bolder
swindle. He sailed for Europe, taking
with him a Frenchman named St.
Croix. These two conspired together
to sell the Scandinavian Elevator
.Company to British capitalists. But
the scoundrel had reached the end of
his villainous rope. The British mil
lionaires refused to take his bait, and
Mr. Wolcott went broke. The Scan
dinavian Elevator Company went
into the hands of a receiver, paying
only a fraction of a cent on the
dollar of its indebtedness, and Mr.
Wolcott made an assignment for the
benefit of his creditors. Mr. Thomas
Taylor, of Minneapolis, who had
known Wolcott in North Dakota,
mortgaged a farm near Larimorefor
three hundred dollars, and sent the
proceeds across the water to pay his
passage back to America.
This is the instrument used by the
Chicago Board of Trade to traduce
the characters of honest men—men
who have a world wide reputation for
Strict commercial honor and unassail
ed business integrity—and bring them
into contempt. A professional black
mailer, a confessed trickster and
self-proclaimed fraud finds his employ
ment in concocting slanders for which
he is rewarded by a so-called commer
cial organization doing business in
one of the chief cities of the land.
Is it not time that the option rooms
of the Chicago Board of Trade was
catalogued with the Louisiana State
Lottery and relegated to the shades
as an ancient and barbarous method
of appropriating the unearned incre
ment from the pockets of the honest
and hardworking citizens of the great
northwest. By the side of compara
tively honest methods in gambling,
trading in options will in the history
of the near future take its place as the
co-partner and twin-fraud of bunco
Because of this expose of its meth
ods and pushed forward by the con
science of the nation—option dealing
is doomed to an early destruction.
Its "business methods" are the meth
ods of the policy shark and sneak
thief its attorney and defender is the
public swindler and the black mailer.
The "Anti-option" bill will be passed
by the senate of the United States
next winter, and in a few brief months
the honest and trustworthy business
men of the nation will wonder how
such a machine for common plunder
was ever tolerated for a day in the
midst of a civilization calling itself in
telligent and enlightened.
But what is to be said of a great po
litical organization like the Democrat
ic party, the leaders and agents of
which proudly stand sponsor for the
lying slanders of this quasi-criminal?
Political parties are supposed to
enunciate principles for the lawful gov
ernment of men. Through political
agencies society is held together and
the law thus becomes the agent to
protect the weak from the strong, the
honest man from the knave, the legit
imate business operator frcm the
confidence man and the common thief.
And yet, here is the great Democratic
party, through its chosen and ac
credited agents, employing a criminal
as a servant a violater of the law
whose proper home is the penitentiary
in'his criminal capacity, to deceive the
people of this state and section,
so that it may .militate in
fayor of their party and
place their candidates in office.
It can be understood how the Chi
cago Herald might be bought up by
the Chicago Board of Trade to publish
to the world a dirty sensation in the
interest of the illegitimate business
of the city in which it is published.
But why the St. Paul Globe should
besmirch the character of leading men
of its own party in chosing power, it
passes the bounds of common decency
The dirty scheme and the fowl
schemes will not sneceded. Already
the farmers of the Northwest under
stand that the real "Gigantic Conspir
acy" is a partyjbetween the democrat
ic party and the Chicago Board of
Trade to injure honest business men
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