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VOL. XXVI—NO. 145.
AUTO-JUGGERNAUT LEAVES DEATH TRAIL IN FRANCE
OKLAHOMA SUFFERS FROM
TORNADO AND CLOUDBURST
Wall of Water Sweeps Through Enid, Making;
Hundreds Homeless and Doing $300,000
Damage—Oklahoma City Experiences Storm
Loss of $100,000—Three Fatalities in Tor
nado at Foss.
ENID, Okla., May 24.—Hundreds of
persons were rendered homeless and
property damage estimated at $300,
--000 was done in the Enid bottoms alone
by the cloudburst which struck west
of this city at midnight last night. The
aggregate will doubtless be raised
much higher by losses sustained be
tween Enid and the east of the storm.
At 12 o'clock a bank of water three
feet high and two hundred feet wide
Bwept down through the bottoms, car
rying houses and everything before it.
It came upon Enid without warning
while most of its citizens were
asleep. Within a few minutes a hun
dred houses were partly or completely
Rescuers went to work immediately
and all last night labored industriously
saving persons from perilous positions
and aiding those driven from their
homes. Today it was found that sev
eral hundred were homeless. Many
pitiable scenes were witnesed as the
people stood around waiting for the
water to subside. Everybody had lost
everything he possessed. The citizens
were soon busy relieving the dis
tressed, but the means at hand are
inadequate. The rainfall of the past
ten days has been the heaviest in the
history of' Oklahoma and indications
are that more will follow.
Reports of losses in the country west
of Enid are meager.but it is believed
that heavy damage was done.
Oklahoma City Flooded.
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla., May 24.—
Oklahoma City was visited Saturday
night and Sunday morning by the hea
viest rainfall ever known in this re
gion and the damage estimated at
$100,000 was done. Many feared a tor
nado and spent the night in cellars and
caves. All day today and tonight more
more than half the city has been under
water and in some instances water
Eulogies of Ralph Waldo
Emerson Delivered in
BOSTON, Mass., May 24.—Many of
the city pastors devoted their morning
sermons to Ralph Waldo Emerson, the
100 th anniversary of whose birth oc
The principal Emerson memorial
service was held this evening in Sym
phony hall, under the auspices of the
American Unitarian association. After
Dr. Edward Everett Hale had offered
prayer, Senator George F. Hoar, who
presided, opened the meeting with a
brief address. He said:
"Ralph Waldo Emerson, among oth
er precious lessons, reaffirmed for us
and taught us anew the value of the
human affections. He was a royal and
noble lover. He loved wife and chil
dren and home and neighbors and
friends, and town and country and
"Emerson loved liberty and justice.
His picture of a New England town
for which Concord sat, his picture of
his beloved city, where 'twice each day
the flowing sea takes Boston in its
arms,' and his 'Fortune of the Repub
lic,' are the high water mark which
the love of country, of birthplace and
of town had reached at that time. So
it is fitting that Boston and Concord
and Harvard should be foremost to
utter on this anniversary what all his
countrymen are thinking."
President Charles W. Eliot, of Har
vard, was then presented. He said:
"As a young man I found the writ
ings of Emerson unattractive, and n<\
seldom unintelligible. I was concern
ed with physical science and with rou
tine teaching and discipline, and Em
erson's thinking seemed to me specu
lative and visionary. But when I had
got at what proved to be my life work
for education, I discovered in Emer
son's poems and essays all the funda
mental motives and principles of my
own hourly struggle against educa
tional routine and tradition, and
against the prevailing notions of dis
cipline for the young. Indeed, many
of the sober, practical undertakings
of today were anticipated in all their
principles by this solitary, shrewd, in
dependent thinker, who in an incon
secutive and almost ejaculatory way
wrought out many sentences and vers
es which will travel far down the gen
PAUL BLOUET, AUTHOR,
IS DEAD IN PARIS
He Was Better Known in America By
Norn de Plume "Max O'Rell."
PARIS, May 25.—Paul Blouet (Max
O'Rell) died last night. He has been
ailing for several months * and never
recovered entirely from the effects of
an operation performed some time ago
In New York.
Mass for Dead Veterans.
NEW YORK, May 24.—A field mili
tary mass in memory of the American
soldiers and sailors who were killed
In the Spanish war was celebrated
today on the marine barracks parade
grounds at the navy yard in Brooklyn.
It wag the first service of the kind
that has been held since the close of
the Civil war. More than 5,000 persons
attended the services.
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE.
was three feet deep in houses. It re
quired boats to transport the women
and children through the streets to
higher and dryer land. The base
ments under many of the big whole
sale houses are flooded, the water in
some cases being ten feet deep.
The Allen-Dawson Grocery company
sustained a damage to it 9 stock esti
mated at $20,000. The damage to the
Alexander Drug company's stock is es
timated at $10,000. The Oklahoma City
Mill & Elevator lost 10,000 bushels of
wheat and sustained a heavy damage
to its buildings. Sample cases stored
in the basement of the Hotel Lee were
damaged to the' extent of several thou
Traffic on the electric railway is
suspended, the power house being un
der water, all trains Into this city with
the exception of the Santa Fe are wa
ter-bound and many washouts are re
ported on the Choctaw, Oklahoma &
Gulf. The passenger train due from
the West this morning is reported in a
washout at Yukon. The Canadian riv
er at this point is more than a quarter
of a mile wide with a four foot rise in
sight. People living in tents along the
river front were compelled to flee.to
higher ground. All wagon bridges over
the river are under water and the rail
ways have big forces at work tonight
guarding their bridges.
Fatalities at Foss. •
A tornado struck Foss, a,town of
200 inhabitants, on the Choctaw, Okla
homa & Gulf railway, in Western Okla
homa, this morning, completely de
stroying thirteen residences and wreck
ing many outhouses. Three persons
were killed and a number injured, one,
R. P. Hall, seriously. The dead are
F. M. Slagel. wife and daughter.
The cloudburst reported last night
at Yukon, eighteen miles west of Okla
homa, completely inundated the Ca
nadian valley, causing great damage
Continued on Third Page.
DAM AT CLOQUET
Millions of Feet of Logs
Threaten Milling Interests
on St. Louis River.
DULUTH, Minn., May 24.—A report
from Cloquet, Minn., tonight is to the
effect that the right wing of the dam
in the Cloquet river at the lower end
of Island lake, which is an enlarge
ment of the river, has given way and
that many millions of feet of logs have
At midnight the lumbermen and
others having interests on the St. Louis
river were working to protect them
against flood and a rush of logs.
One report is that the dam was
St. Paul People in Boston.
Special to The Globe.
BOSTON, Mass., May 24.—Mrs. John
H. Hammond and Miss Hammond, of
St. Paul, are at the Victoria for a few
days before going to the cottage at
Isleboro, Me., which Mrs. Hammond
has again taken fer the summer. Mrs.
Charles Clark, of St. Paul, Minn., is
expected to arrive in Boston this week
for the wedding of her niece, Miss
Pierce, and will be the guest of her
sister, Mrs. Samuel Quincy, of Colum
Goes to LeSueur Schools.
BRAINERD, M«nn., May 24.—Prof.
Frank W. Hanft, at present principal of
the high school in this city, has been elect
ed superintendent of the schools of Le-
Sueur. this state, and he has accepted the
offer and will commence his duties there
at the beginning of the next school year.
DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED
International automobile race, Paris to
Jews practically banisn^d IVom Russia
by semi-official utterances.
Max O;Rell dead.
Turks burn Banitza and massacr: in
Alleged detective comes to gilef in In
dianapolis and is arrested on charge of
trying to bribe an official.
Charles Hallam Keep appointed assist
ant secretary of the treasury.
Agricultural trust urges farmers to hold
for dollar wheat.
Wall of water three feet high sweeps
through Enid, O. T., causing property loss
of $300,000 and making hundreds home
Million dollars worth of merchandise
goes up in smoke in Philadelphia.
Dam at Cloquet gives way, letting mil
lions of feet of logs escape.
Four artillerymen from Fort Snelling
run their horses madly through the
streets of St. Paul, endangering many
lives, before they are arrested.
Centennial anniversary of Ralph Waldo
Emerson's birthday is commemorated at
the People's church.
Drunken men assault Inoffensive citizen
on Fort Snelling car for resenting insult
Leon Schwartz, who shot himself five
days ago with suicidal intent, dies at
the city hospital.
SIX hours are "wasted before conveying
a man in a critical condition to the city
hospital owing to refusal of nospital and
police to provide a vehicle.
St. Paul team loses second game of
series with Toledo in ninth Inning. Score
3 to L
RftLPtt WftLDO EMERSON
7VIAY 25; ICIO3-1903.
He was the means of bringing the deeper thought of the &.ges to a dear
We thank thee, Sage, through whom
the sources of
Man's innate power are better un
Thine was a ministry of justice, love
And truth; good was thy God, and
thy god Good.
Thy plow, upturning Time's age-fal
Bares unknown soils that shall en
rich us long.
The dusty lore of Lesbos and of
Filtered through thee, streams
forth in pearls of song.
With thee, life's pettinesses all forgot,
Before a shrine that asks no bended
We win content from inauspicious lot,
Nourished in the elixir of the trees.
Thy broadening comprehension doth
The Christ and Buddha with less
UNIONS ARE TRUSTS, SAYS DARROW
Are Efforts to Monopolize the Labor Market in Line With the Great Manufactur
ing Monopolies?— Have R.eachei a Growth Where Aggressive
Reactionary Force Must Be Expected.
Special to The Globe.
■ CHICAGO, May 24.—Clarence S.
Darrow, attorney for the anthracite
miners during the great strike, in an
address today before the Henry George
association, dealt union labor an un
expected blow. He said the chief perils
confronting union labor were ignorance
of the. principles of unionism and
selfishness on the part'of the men who
join the unions merely to force em
ployers to pay more wages. Continu
ing, he said in part:
"Trade unionism is really in its last
analysis, the effort to monopolize the
labor market in the same line as the
trust is the effort to monopolize pro
duction. The great growth of trade
Kentucky Troops Have
Charge of Breathitt County
JACKSON, Ky., May 24.—A battal
ion of troops numbering 120 men ar
rived here this afternoon to preserve
order in the town and about the court
house during the investigation of the
assassination of James B. Marcum, the
lsat victim of the Hargis-Cockrill feud.
A battalion made up of one infantry
company from Shelbyvllle and two
batteries of artillery from Louisville
and Lexington arrived on a special
train from Lexington and at once
pitched camp on Wide Common, own
ed by Alexander Hargis, near the cen
ter of town.
On the special train with the sol
diers were County Judge James Har
gis and his brother, State Senator Al
exander Hargis, the two most promi
nent members of the Hargis family.
Another passenger was Judge Bach,
who is regarded as the most impor
tant witness summoned to testify be
fore the special grand jury as to the
murder of Marcum. Judge Bach came
especially from California to give evi
dence. In reply to a question he gave
it as his opinion that no disorder
would occur as long as the troops re
mained here. Judge Bach said he did
not fear a personal attack, but would
remain at his hotel to avoid arousing
public opinion. The judge's opinion
was divided as to the indictment and
conviction of Marcum's murderer, as
the result of the work of the special
Curtis Jett, who is under arrest at
Winchester charged with the crime,
will not ask for a change of venue if
indicted and returned to Jackson.
Prosecuting Attorney Byrd stated
that it is possible that a motion might
be made by those interested in the
Doubt is expressed by many as to
the probability of" witnesses muster
ing up courage to tell the grand jury
all they know. The commc|i belief
is that fear of assassination after the
troops are withdrawn may seal the
lips of those who may know about
the killing of Marcum.
Elevators Blown Down—Many Houses
and Barns Damaged.
BLOOMINGTON, 111., May 24. — A
tornado swept across Central Illinois
today, causing much damage. No
lives were lost. The storm moved
from southwest to northeast, accom
panied by torrents of rain and light
ning. Two grain elevators were blown
over at Carlock and many barns and
structures were destroyed.
Thousands of shade trees were up
rooted, the damage being especially
heavy at Normal and Bloomington.
The Btreet car system at Bloomington
was inoperative part of the day, ow
ing to the damage to wires. The tele
phone systems were also damaged.
MONDAY MORNIN&, MAY 25, 1903.
'Mid warring sects thy calm plane lifts
Like Blanc amid tbk swirling Alpine
unionism in the last few years has
taken into its bods* large numbers of
men who were not JEamiliar with its
principles or its value, whose one de
sire has been to better their condition,
who have not the understanding of af
fairs to recognize rae relation that
trade unionism bears ho general prog
ress and who therefore have narrow
views' as to its minAgement, control
ana use. * In^addi\teh to this, large
numbers of wbrkin^pieu- have joined
trade unions for the purpose of buying
their peace with their fellow working
men. Then they havfe joined as many
men join the churcfrA'with ho though*
as to what it means <tnd;n<J belief in its
tenets, but simply because it is easier
to belong to the chtijMi than to stand
outside. This large : body of trade
Geologist Predicts a Repeti
tion and Warns Residents
OTTAWA, Ont., May 24. — Messrs.
R. W. Brock and R« W., McConnell, the
geologists who were sent to report on
the cause of the laHdSlide at Turtle
mountain, which wij^tf out the town
o? Frank, have submitted a prelimi
nary report to Sir William Mullock,
the'acting minister o£ the interior. Mr.
McConnell states that the part of Tur
tle mountain which gave way was
about half a mile wide, over 2,000 feet
in height and frotn 400 to 500 feet
thick at the center. He estimates that
between 60,000,000 and 80,000,000 tons
of rock fell, the debris of which covers
almost two square mile?. The slide is
attributed to the , steepness of the
mountain and th§ shattered condition
of-th^ rock. This was tlije to*""faulting"
and crushing; of/-the jrgek during the
process of VAoyfap&n Isffciiding. Heavy
rainfalls pouring thrown the fissures
tended to open them itill further. The
accident was likely hestened by a
creep in the coal rntoa[ which caused
a. jar. The mountain ivhere the slip
took place is very badlj^fractured, and
is now slipping down continuously in
small pieces. There is;cUnger of an
other slide, as some df the fractures
extended back 50,0^pr 604) feet fromthe
face, and if these i w?re to open an
other hulk would come down.
Mr. McConnell thinks that there will
always be more of less risk in living
in Frank, and tha.% the people should
move as soon as possible.
The geologists *say tip* there was
no volcanic eruption # earthquake.
Neither was thereji-n explosion in the
Encourages Them With Promise of the
Aid of the Federation.
LOWELL, Mass., May 24. —President
Gompers, of the American Federation
of Labor, addressed an audience of
about 4,000 strikers on the South com
mon this afternoon. He said to win
the strikers must touch the mill men
in their .pocketbooks. He made light
of the condition of the cotton market.
His most significant utterance was as
"I believe and I hope that you will
win in this fight. Anything I can do
within my power -will be done to aid
you. I am not prepared to state the
extent of my aid, but I am here to
say that I recently issued a circular
to all organized labor in America to
aid the strikers of Lowell. I do not
think that so much money will come to
Lowell as came to the miners, but I
hope that it will come in sufficient
amounts to enable you to buy bread
and maintain your manhood and wom
anhood; and if you..-Jail, it will not be
Borealls Rex Goes South.
Special to The do!*.-'
BTILLWATER, MiAn., May 24.—D. M.
Swain, of StiHwater, has sold the steamer
Borealis Rex to southern parties. The
boat has recently l«©a running from Pe
orla to LaSalle, Ilk,
Ever thou pointest to the splendid
Ever allaying- dearth and craving
Replacing with the new faith's
The dwarfing cobwebs of the spider
The pace thou settest with decisive
For us, so given in error's^ maze to
We, though aspiring to attain thy side,
Totter but feebly on the shining
The end? Perchance oblivion to drink
With him of Nishapur—no dreaded
But sweet withal in thy torch rays to
Safe in the bosom of the Over-soul.
unionists are not really trade union
ists at heart —are not interested in this
move, do not understand, and do not
care for it.
"The great growth of trade unionism
has caused its greatest peril. While
it" was "remote" from the masses of men
it was given little attention. But as it
has grown strong and aggressive re
actionary force must be expected to
be called^ into operation to defeat its
purposes and its ends.
v£ "But still t more | dangerous -. to . trade
■unionism is the modern tendency of the
bodies, themselves to ignore r politicals
<«thicftl^ueetlona*Cff Industry an&
government and I direct their attention
entirely to the betterment of wages
and to the more immediate affairs that?
influence man." r :?;,-' '■■ ■..' ::; : v'j.
JEWS GIVEN YEAR
TO LEAVE RUSSIA
A Semi-Official Utterance
Which Practically Means
ST. PETERSBURG, May 24.—While
it is not intended to imply that the
government's Jewish policy aims at
stimulating Jewish emigration, observ
ers expect that this will be the result
of it. It is noteworthy, however, that
M. Kronshevan, the editor of the Bes
saraytz, the anti-Semitic paper of
Kishenev, writing after the massacre,
oratorically addressed the Jews in an
article in this way:
.. "Become Christians and our brothers
and enjoy all the privileges of Russian
citizenship. If not, you have one year
to go where you please. After that
term has expired there must not re
main a single Jew in Russia unless he
is Christianized, and thereafter en
trance to Russia will be forbidden to
the Jews forever."
M. Kronshevan's defenders include,
besides the Novoe Vremya and other
nationalist papers, the director of the
department of police, M. Lopoukhen,
who, upon returning from Kishenev,
told a leading Liberal journalist that
Kronshevan "was the only man in Rus
sia who had not been bought by the
News has reached here privately
from Warsaw that on May 5 the work
ingmen there unfurled red flags,
shouted, "Down with the autocracy,"
and sang revolutionary songs. A thou
sand men participated actively and
many more passively in this demon
stration. The affair was suppressed by
the Cossacks and police.
COWBOY WILL GO UP
FOR WAR ON SETTLERS
Conviction Is Culmination of Feud
GUTHRIE, Okla., May 24. — Frank
Speer, a prominent cattleman, on trial
at Talloga, Olda., charged with shoot
ing at homesteaders with Intent to
kill, has been convicted.
The shooting was the culmination of
a feud of long standing between the
cattlemen and farmers of Western
Oklahoma. Frank, Jim and Mort
Speer, brothers; George Ivy, William
Murphy and Daniel Holcomb have
also been indicted under the federal
laws for alleged conspiracy to prevent
homesteaders from taking peaceful
possession of their claims. After
Frank Speer was convicted the fed
eral cases were continued until next
term. A homesteader, James McKin
sey, charged with shooting at cattle*
men, was acquitted. The prominence
of the cattlemen has made the case
Her Terrible Wounds Fatal.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., May 24.—Mrs.
Joseph Gutsch, who was fatally
stabbed by her husband at the Five
Mile house, on the Fond dv Lac road,
Friday, died today. Death was caused
by peritonitis and blood poisoning, re
sulting from the exposure of the in
testines to the air for nearly an hour
after the deed was committed. Mrs.
Gutsch is survived by three daughters
and one son.
PRICE TWO CENTS. ,T,!~S™
AUTOS BEAT MILE A MINUTE
AND SCORE USUAL VICTIMS
Casualty List Is So Great That French and
Spanish Governments Prohibit Continuance
of International Race—First Stage of 343
Miles Results in a Record of 8 Hours 7 Min
utes, With Spurt Over 88 Miles Per Hour.
PARIS, May 24.—The first stage in
the Paris-Madrid automobile race from
Versailles to Bordeaux, 343 miles, was
finished at noon today, when Louis
Renault dashed at a furious pace into
Bordeaux, having made a record run
of eight hours and twenty-seven min
utes. An hour later M. Gabriel ar
rived, with a still better record of
eight hours and seven minutes. It is
estimated from the times made that
these automobiles covered sixty-two
miles an hour on the road outside the
It is stated that Louis Renault's au
tomobile attained at Beourdiniere, be
tween Chartres and Bonneval, a max
imum speed of 88% miles per hour.
Dispatches arriving from points
along the course give a long list of fa
talities and accidents. The most terri
ble occurred near Bonneval, nineteen
miles from" Chartres, where Machine
No. 243, driven by M. Porter, was
overturned at a railroad crossing and
took fire. The chauffeur was caught
underneath the automobile and burned
to death, while two soldiers and a child
A chauffeur was badly injured by an
accident to his motor car near An
gouleme. A woman crossing the road
in the neighborhood of Ablis was run
over by one of the competing cars and
Mr. Stead and his chauffeur, who
were first reported to have been killed,
are still alive. It seems that their au
tomobile collided with another car with
which Mr. Stead had been racing for
several kilometers, wheel to wheel, and
was completely overturned in a ditch
near Montguyon. Mr. Stead was
caught under the machine, while his
chauffeur was hurled a distance of
thirty feet and had Jiis head and body
badly cut. Mr. Stead was conscious
when he was picked up, but complain-
MILLION DOLLARS I DOLtftß WHEAT IS
GOES UP IN SMOKE! AGAIN THEORY
Large Warehouse in Phila
delphia Filled With Mer
PHILADELPHIA. Pa., May 24.—A
fire that is estimated to have caused a
loss of upward of $1,000,000 occurred
this evening in the building of the
Front Street Warehousing company.
The building was three stories high in
front and five in the rear and had two
sub-cellars. Merchandise of a general
character was stored in the place. The
third floor was packed solidly with
matting, and besides this there were
in the building, among other things,
1,500 rolls of carpet, 500 barrels of
molasses, light and heavy machinery
of various descriptions, a car load of
wines and other liquors and a car load
The fire started in the basement and
was not discovered until the center of
the first floor was in flames. The char
acter of the goods in the building made
it an easy prey to the flames, and the
whole structure was soon ablaze. Ev
erything in the building was destroyed
by either fire or water. The contents
of the building were owned by many
firms and individuals, and it Is not
known tonight what amount of insur
ance was carried oTi the goods. The
building was owned by Jacob Wise
man, and was valued at $65,000. Three
firemen were injured, two of them sus
taining fractured shoulder blades.
PREPARE TO SAIL
Enthusiastic Send-Off Will Be Given
GLASGOW, May 24. —The prepara
tions completed promise an enthusias
tic send-ofC for Sir Thomas Lipton's
fleet, which will leave for New York
next Thursday at 1 p. m. Both the
Shamrocks and Sir Thomas' steam
yacht Erin are now docked prepara
tory to their departure. A flotilla of
turbine and other steamers, tugs and
yachts have been engaged to escort
the fleet down the Clyde. Many promi
nent men have accepted invitations to
be present at the banquet, which will
be given to Sir Thtmaas Lipton by the
corporation of Greenock next Tuesday.
Sir Thomas expects that the yachts
will make the passage under three
TURKS BURN BANITZI
AND KILL INHABITANTS
Usual Horrible Outrages Attend the Mas
LONDON, May 24.—The Sofia corre
spondent of the Morning Leader tele
graphs that the Macedonian committee
reports that the Turks have burned the
village of Banitzi, near Seres. Only for
ty-eight of the 500 inhabitants escaped,
and many women and girls were outraged
and murdered and their bodies cast into
Black Balls for French Premier.
PARIS, May 24.—M. Waldeck-Rousseau,
the late French premier, has been black
balled at the yacht club here on political
grounds. M. Gaston Menier and M. Fer
fiand Crouan, his proposers, and several
other members of the committee have
resigned, the rules of the club forbid
ding that political considerations should
influence the election of members.
Ed of suffering great pain. He was
conveyed to the nearest farm.
Marcel Renault, the winner of the
Paris-Vienna race last year, and Lor
raine Barrows, a very well known au
tomobilist, and Renault's chauffeur '
were seriously, it is believed fatally,
Injured, while Barrows' chauffeur was
The Race Forbidden.
In view of the number of accidents,
Premier Combes has forbidden the
continuance of the contest on French
territory. The second stage of the
race, which was to have been contin
ued on Tuesday, included a run over
French territory from Bordeaux to the
Spanish frontier. Premier Combes' ac
tion will probably lead to the race be
It is reported that the Spanish gov
ernment has also forbidden the contin
uance of the race on Spanish territory.
Vanderbilt Drops Out.
The name of W. K. Vanderbilt Jr.
disappeared from the reports along
the route after Rambouillet, where he
passed eighth in order, at 4:45 this
morning, going in fine form. The
omission of his name from the dis
patches from Chartres, the next town
on the road, caused some anxiety and
brought forth a number of Inquiries.
It was learned later that he, Henri
Fournier and Baron de Forest with
drew from . the race together before
reaching Chartres. All of them suf
fered breakdowns, and, having lost
three hours, they decided that it wr/s
useless to continue. Mr. Vanderbilt
and Baron de Forest returned to the
Hotel Ritz at 11 o'clock this morning.
They laughed and made light of their
Withdrawal. Foxhall Keene, Tod
Sloan and W. J. Dannat, the American
artist, did not appear at the starting
line this morning when their turn was
Continued on Fourth Pag*.
Farmers Urged to Get Share
in Unequaled Prosperity
by Trust Methods.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., May 24.—The
American Society of Equity will to
morrow issue a bulletin to the farmers
of the United States demanding an
increase in the price of wheat, giving
arguments that the minimum price of
wheat should be $1, and urging that
the farmers of the United States do
not sell for less than $1.
The society has been organized with
this city as national headquarters, for
the purpose of maintaining higher
prices for farm products by co-opera
tion of the farmers of the country, and
this Is the first formal demand for an
increase in prices as the result of the
combination. The bulletin sets out
the claim that this is an era of un
equaled prosperity, demand for cpm
modities is unprecedented, labor re
ceiving higher wages than ever before
and the demand for and consumption
of wheat is greater than ever before
with a low visible supply. The bulle
tin then says:
"It is evident that the American
farmers cannot produce over twelve
bushels per acre on an average, which
at 88 cents per bushel represents
$10.56 per acre to cover all the work,
seed, twine, threshing, marketing,
etc., an amount that scarcely equals
the simplest machine that the farmer
buys, and which only represents a
small fraction of the investment, cap
ital and labor employed.
Who dare say in the face of these
evidences and considering 1 the present
higher range of values for nearly ev
ery other commodity produced in the
country that wheat at this time and
for the next crop is not equitably
worth $1 per bushel on the basis of
the Chicago market, and that other
farm crops should be on a correspond
"Farmers, keep this matter in mind,
keep $1 wheat ($1 at Chicago) before
you, and you will get it as sure as
the sun rises in- the east and sets in
the west. Above all, however, we im
plore you, don't be fools. When you
get the equitable price, let it go. Sell
on the basis of $1 and no less, but
don't hold for more, or you may run
up an unwieldy surplus, which must
eventually compel lower prices."
FLOOD IN SIOUX CITY
CAUSED BY CLOUDBURST
Repetition of Disaster of 1893 Is
SIOUX CITY. lowa. May 24.—A
cloudburst above Merrill, added to tlie
recent continued rains, has caused a
large flood in the valley of the Floyd
river, which is a mile wide at Hinton,
stretching from hill to hill. Great dam
age to farm property has resulted,
"much stock being drowned.
Sioux City was warned by telephone
and people, in the lower part of the
city moved out of their homes, fearing
a repetition of the disastrous flood of
1893. The river has risen rapidly here,
but is not yet out of its banks.
Joy Turns to Mourning.
BORDEAUX, May 24.—The illumi
nations which were fixed for tonight
in honor of the automobile race have
been countermanded, as a sign of
mourning for the persons killed during