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VOL. XXVI—NO. 261.
WORLD SHORTAGE
OF WHEAT IN SIGHT
High Authority in Minneapolis Discusses the Prospects
of This and All the Other Civilized Countries—Great
Demand for the Decreased Northwestern Product Is
Bound to Come, but It Can Nowhere Near Be Supplied.
The contemplation of a probable
tvorld shortage of a great food staple
like wheat is so uncommon that for
the time it becomes an interesting top
ic of discussion even off the floors of
the exchanges and away from where
"bulls" and "bears" battle in bloodless
conflicts.
The disastrous crop weather of the
past few weeks makes this an inter
esting topic The potato crop is dam
aged several millions and ilax and oth
er great Northwestern products are
great sufferers.
As a rule, however, the shortage in
one locality is made up by a surplus
elsewhere. This insures the civilized
world from the dangers of famine, but
when there is a world shortage—that
is a marked decrease in the production
In all the great wheat-raising coun
tries, while not alarming to the public,
PARALYTIC HOLDS HIS
DEAD WIFE IN HIS ARMS
Most Pathetic Scene Attends Death of a Dcs Moines Woman
Who Supported Her Crippled Husband.
Special to The Globe.
DES MOINES, lowa, Sept. 17.—
Helplessly crippled with paralysis,
John Cullen was today found holding
the dead body of his wife in his arms.
Unable to leave the one room which
formed their meager home, he endeav
ored to attract attention by gutteral
noises, the only sound he could make.
MILLER REAPPZARS
Washington Labor Union Sends
Out a "Knocker."
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 17 —
The case of W. A. Miller, the assistant
foreman in the bindery of the govern
ment printing office, who was removed
because he had been expelled from the
local bookbinders' union and who aft
erward was reinstated at the direction
of President Roosevelt, has been taken
up by the Central Labor union of this
city. That body has sent to each of
the Central Labor unions in the United
States, representing the entire num
ber of organizations affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor, a reso
lution adopted by the Central Labor
union of this city, calling attention
to the Miller case, declaring that the
order of the president cannot be re
garded in any but an unfriendly light
an,l urging organized labor to peti
tion the president to modify his or
der "of no discrimination, and to or
der W. A. Miller's dismissal from the
government service, to promote the ef
ficiency of that service."
A preamble to the resolution de
clares that the president has seen fit
to reinstate Miller, who is an expelled
member of a trades organization, not
withstanding the overwhelming evi
dence of his moral turpitude, and also
has committed himself to the policy
of the open shop, as shown by his
letters; that the bookbinder's' union
of Washington has recognized the au
thority of the president in acceding to
Miller's reinstatement and working
with him pending final settlement of
the ca?e; that the charges have again
been preferred in strict conformity to
federal law, and that reasonable time
has been given to Miller to answer
them.
The resolutions, it is stated by offi
cers of the local Central Labor union,
originated primarily with the book
binders' union, which organization
transmitted them to the Central Labor
union of this city, and the latter, aft
er formally adopting- them, sent them
broadcast throughout the country. It
was reported that this action of the
Central Labor union had recived the
formal approval of President Gompers,
as representing the American Federa
tion of Labor. It was said tonight,
however, by a responsible official of
the Central Labor union that Mr.
Gompers had not. figured in the mat
ter. Such action, he pointed out,
would be contrary to the constitution
of the Federation of Labor, which in
hibits it from taking sides in political,
matters.
ILLINOIS MARKSMEN ARE
CHOSEN FOR LAKE CITY
Names of Members of Team Who Will
Compete for the Washburn Trophy.
Special to The Globe.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., Sept. 17.—The
rifle team which will represent the Illi
nois National guard in the contest for
the Washburn trophy was selected by
the adjutant general today. The con
test begins next Monday at Lake City,
Minn. The following were selected:
Capt, Eick, inspector of rifle prac
tice, Sixth infantry; MaJ. Damon,
quartermaster, Fourth brigade; Capt.
Clinnen, Sergeants E. L. Thompson,
Quinn, W. R. Thompson and Hopps;
Corporal D. M. Lewis and Private E. S.
Jones, First infantry; Lieut. Henry
Kerna and Sargeants Pederson and
Breidt, Second infantry; Capt. Alsip
and Lieut. Daniels, First cavalry, and
Sergeant J. T. Scott, Sixth infantry.
Capt. J. W. Cusnman, Sixth infan
try, is detailed as coach or spotter.
The team, which Mis been practicing
.here for several days, left tonight for
Chicago, and will leave that city Sun
flay for Lake City. State teams from
lowa, Minnesota, ' lichiys.n and Illinois
will compete.
The Only Democratic Newspaper of General Circulation in the Northwest.
THE ST. PAUL GLOBE.
is still an index of higher prices and
increased cost of living.
George J. Hammond, president of the
Coe Commission company, has just
completed the collection of a mass of
special information concerning the
world's wheat crop, which Is about to
be published to the trade.
Substance of Information.
"I am not qurte ready to present a
review of the world's wheat crop now
in course of preparation," said Mr.
Hammond to The Globe. "I do not
hesitate to say that the subject is one
which will interest every grain man
and farmer and every man who is ma
terially affected by the price of bread
or flour.
"In a nutshell, the fact is that there
Continued on Seventh Page.
A doctor passing by heard him.
Mrs. Cullen had been supporting the
family by canvassing. This morning
she attempted to get breakfast, but
fainted and tried to reach the chair by
his bedside, but she fell dead on the
edge of the bed, gently slipping
through the old man's enfeebled arms
to the floor. He managed to lift her_
head and sat pitifully staring into the"
dead face when discovered.
THREATEN EX-QUEEN
Anarchists Plan Attempt Upon
Life of Margherita.
COPENHAGEN. Denmark, Sept. 17.
—Extraordinary precautions will be
taken during the visit here of the dow
ager queen, Margherita of Italy, who
is to arrive at Copenhagen on Satur
day on her way to Sweden. The Ital
ian legation here received an anony
mous letter, stating that Italian an
archists had planned an attempt on
Queen Margherita's life during her
stay in Sweden.
The writer of the letter offered to
give the names of the anarchists on
the payment of a large sum of money,
which was to be sent to an address in
Sweden. The police regard the letter
as an attempt at swindling, but, nev
ertheless, the authorities are taking
every precaution.
FATAL EXPLOSION
OF A LOCOMOTIVE
One Man Is Killed and Two Seriously
Injured at Birch, Minn.
DULUTH, Minn., Sept. 17.—One man
was sent to eternity and two men were
seriously injured by the explosion of a
locomotive boiler at Birch, a small way
station on the Messaba road, today.
The dead:
— KLINE, Brakeman, of Bennett,
Minn.
The injured.
Samuel Nelson, engineer, Proctor
Knott, left leg fractured, dislocation of
knee joint, badly scalded about shoul
ders and arms; George Wambacher,
fireman, Proctor Knott, compound frac
ture of right leg.
Brakeman Kline was a new man. He
had been at work in a blacksmith shop
at Eveleth and had made but a few
runs. He was about thirty years of
age. He had no family. Engineer
Nelson has a family. Fireman Wam
bacher Is a single man.
THE NEWS INDEXED.
PAGE I.
British Cabinet Members Resign.
Assemblyman Schurmeier Turned
Down Again.
Turks Kill 10,000 People.
Northern Pacific Report.
La Crosse Expects a Flood.
World Shortage of Wheat.
Chinese Driven From Nevada Town.
PAGE If.
Sale of Assets Declared Invalid.
Chadima Held to Grand Jury.
Franchise Extension Asked For.
May Mean Another Light Company.
Will Try to Collect Franchise Tax.
Give Maj. Hearne a Sword.
PAGE 111.
Minneapolis Matters.
Waterway Through Canada.
News of the Northwest.
PAGE IV.
Editorial Comment.
Antietam Monument Dedicated.
Affairs Abroad.
PAGE V.
Baseball.
PAGE VI.
Many Atlantic Coast Drownings.
PAGE VII.
Of Interest to Women.
PAGE VIII.
. News of the Railroads.
Globe Popular Wants.
PAGE IX.
Markets.
PAGE X.
City May Have to Pay the Bill.
Decision on Plumbers' License Law.
FRIDAY MORNIN3, SEPTEMBER 18, 1903.— TEN PAGES.
NORTHERN PACIFIC
IN PRIME CONDITION
This Will Be Proved by the
Forthcoming Report to
Stockholders.
Special to The Globe.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17.—The annual
report of the operations of the North
ern Pacific railroad for the year end
iing June 30, 1903, was submitted to
the directors today and ordered printed
for general distribution. Although the
figures will not be disclosed before the
pamphlet is issued, it is learned that
the report shows a substantial in
crease in both gross and net earnings
and records some striking «. develop
ment in east-bound traffic on various
sections of the system.
One of the directors, when seen after
the meeting, said that the pamphlet
would be issued in about two weeks.
"Until then," said he, "nothing will be
given out." When asked if the direct
ors had taken any steps to make any
more improvements he declared that
the road was in the best of condition
and that nothing of the kind is con
templated at the present time. The
stockholders' annual meeting will be
held in this city Oct. 15.
Autoed Across the Continent.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17.—Another
•transcontinental party of automobile
tourists arrived in New York today.
It was the third on record, and in some
respects the most remarkable of the
three. E. T. Hammon and L. L. Whit
man, of Pasadena, were the tourists,
and the machine that carried them was
a gasoline run-about of five-horse
power and 800 pounds in weight. The
journey of nearly 5,000 miles from San
Francisco was made in seventy-three
days elapsed time and fifty-seven days
in which runs were made.
THREE WOMEN ARE
ARRESTED AS SMUGGLERS
One, Mrs. Catherine Tiernan, of St.
Paul, Brings Lace Trimmings Over.
Special to The Globe.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17. — Three
smartly gowned dressmakers were ar
rested on the arrival of the Oceanic to
day on the charge of smuggling. They
were Mrs. Catherine Tiernan, of St.
Paul, Minn.; Mrs. Clare Charleaworth
and her niece, Miss Etsel Drysdale,
who conduct a fashionable establish
ment in this city.
Miss Clark, an inspector, assisted by
another female inspector, found upon
Miss Drysdale a lot of duchesse lace,
some metal buttons, a fur boa and
other smaller articles worth, consider
ably more than $100. Lace trimmings
were found upon the other two women,
it is alleged. After they were arraign
ed before United States Commissioner
Ridgevvood each was released in $500
bail. Mrs. Tiernan waived examina
tion.
Society Man a Suicide.
LINCOLN, Neb., Sept. 17.—Hugh Ed
miston, a young society man of Lincoln,
was found dead in, his office early this
morning. He had turned on the gas jets
and the fumes ended his life. He left
notes, which indicated that he was a vic
tim of despondency. Edmlston was twen
ty-five years old and was a member of
the insurance firm of J. M. Edmiston &
Son. Members of the family believe there
was a love affair in which he was disap
pointed.
School House Burned.
Special to The Globe.
MORA, Minn., Sept. 17.—The school
house in district No. 5. Grass Lake town,
Kanabec county, has been burned. Origin
supposed to have been a defective chim
ney. Three hundred dollars' insurance
was carried. The school will be continued
on private premises.
JACK AND HIS RtfENDS ARE OUT AG\!N.
PREPARE FOR FLOOD
La Crosse People Are Alarmed
—Crop Losses Total.
Special to The Globe.
LA CROSSE, tfris., Sept 17.—Weath
er Observer Grant predicts that by
Saturday La Crosse will be in the
midst of a record-becking flood on the
Mississippi. By 'that time the river
will have reached the thirteen-foot
mark at this point, one foot above the
previous high water, and Inestimable
damage will be done to crops and prop
erty. Observer Grant has notified mill
owners to tafte all possible precautions
to safeguard their property.
Chief Byrne has sent men to notify
residents in the lowlandsraf the North
side to prepare for the worst flood in
years and many of them are moving
their property to-safe places. From all
points come reports of almost total
crop losses on many farms and on the
islands farmers are moving live stock
to the high land.
Over in the Root river valley the
same condition s of affairs is reported
and the Ijanesbotto dam is reported to
be in danger of breaking. Numerous
small bridges have been washed out
and traffic by road with this city is
impossible.
Attempt to Derail a Train.
Sl CAGO- Sept- 17.—Passengers on a
southbound Illinois Central suburban train
tonight wore thrown inj.o a oanie by what
is believed to have been an attempt to
derail the train at a point just south of
Monroe street. The engine, running at a
rapid rate of speed, struck a huge
boulder. The engineer reversed the power
so quickly that those in the coaches were
thrown from their seats. Some of the
lights were extinguished and then follow
ed a. scene of the greatest confusion.
Kocks had been placed on the track.
New Steel Trust Organization.
NEW YORK, Sept. 17.—A new de
partment, almost a subsidiary com
pany, has been formed in the United
States steel corporation. It is the
United States Steel Products company,
which will have for its. object the ex
tension of the export tirade of the cor
poration.
AROUND THE WORLD
IN FORTY DAYS
Banker Expects to Accomplish Trip in
That Time.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Sept. 17. —P.
M. Spencer, president of the Cleveland
National bank, who, above all things,
takes delight in travel, has under con
templation an attempt to go around
the world in forty days. The present
record for a complete • JtfUfrney around
the world is fifty-foar days and seven
hours, but Mr. Spencer believes that
the long journey can be accomplished
in a little over a month.
The plans of Mr. Spencer have not
been arranged as to detail, and before
the date of departure is decided upon
every effort will be made to get the
route so laid out that only the un
expected will prevent delays. The
proposed globe girdler is now in com
munication with persons In different
parts of the world, and the course of
the journey is being gradually put into
shape.
As has been the case with all per
sons who have trfed to circle the world
in record time, Mr. Spencer anticipates
±hat tthe most difficult party of the
whirl will be through parts of Russia.
If he can make good connections in
Russia he does hot see anything in the
way of an accomplishment of the trip
in forty days.
The particular point where it will
be necessary to have previous arrange
ments for quick connections will be"at
Vladivostok, Russia, at the eastern
terminus of the Trans-Siberian rail
way. It is at this point that steamer
connections are made for Yokohama,
Japan.
Maryland Republican Ticket.
BALTIMORE, Md., Sept. 17. — The
Republican state convention of Mary
land today nominated the following
state ticket: Governor, Stevenson A.
Williams; attorney general, George
Whltelock; comptroller, L. E. P. Deni
nia.
TURKS MASSACRE
TEN THOUSAND
They Destroy the Town of
Kastoria and Kill All Its
Inhabitants.
SOFIA, Bulgaria, Sept. 17.—The for
eign office here has received reliable
information that the Turks have de
stroyed the town of Kastoria, thirty -
six miles south of Monastir, and have
massacred the population.
The report of a massacre at Kas
toria comes from sources admitting of
little doubt, though the details are
lacking. It was received with the
gravest concern by the officials here.
The population of Kastoria numbers
about 10,000 persons, and the massa
cre of such a number in one place, if
the report be true, exceeds anything
which has yet occurred in Macedonia.
At the present critical moment, when
popular feeling is Intense, the effect
of the report of such stupendous
slaughter may be most serious.
The press is assuming a bellicose
tone. The government, while steadily
proceeding with the partial mobiliza
tion plans, is endeavoring to avoid un
necessarily exciting the people and
consequently has resolved not to mob
ilize any part of the Sofia garrison.
Planning to Restore Order.
LONDON, Sept. 17. —It is announced
here that Russia and Austria have
made fresh proposals to Great Britain,
which, if carried out, will, it is hoped,
restore order in Macedonia.
BERLIN, Sept. 17.—The military oc
cupation of Macedonia by Russia and
Austria is thought here to be the only
expedient sufficient to prevent war be
tween Turkey and Bulgaria.
How England Stands.
LONDON, Sept. 17.—The proposal
that Austria and Russia occupy Mace
donia was received here in time to be
submitted to the cabinet at its recent
meeting. It is understood that the re-
Continued on Third Page.
CURRY IS SURELY
BACK IN MONTANA
Positive Proof of the Identity of the
Robber Who Broke Jail at Knoxville.
Special to The Globe.
CHINOOK, Mont., Sept. 17.—That
Kid Curry, the noted bandit and train
robber, who escaped from the Knox
vlUe jail several months ago, is again
in his old haunts in Northern Mon
tana, where his gang: held up the
Oreat Northern limited near Malta,
two years ago, securing $43,000, is be
lieved to be a fact.
James T. Moran, a prominent stock
man of this county, today notified the
authorities that Curry, whom he
knows, called at his ranch at Yanite
at midnight Tuesday night and com
pelled him to saddle a horse for him.
Curry told Moran he had Just come
from Havre and had dropped off a
freight. Strangers have appeared in
the section about Chinook, and it is
supposed they are Pinkertons looking
for the desperado.
Injured While Going to Funeral.
Special to The Globe.
LA CROSSE, Wis.. Sept. 17.—While J.
H. Lefflngwell, of Midway, was driving
the Rev. H. J. Hill to New Amsterdam,
where he was to preach the service over
the remains of the little daughter of Rev.
A. Leenhouts, of -Holman, the carriage
was wrecked on a bad road and Lefßng
well was perhaps fatally hurt. The
preacher was hurled to the ground and in
jured, but was taken on to the funeral
in a passing wagon. The daughter of the
injured man was also hurt.
Attractive Nebraska Man.
BLADEN, Neb., Sept. 17.—Three sher
iffs and 150 citizens pursued Thomas Mad
ison for twenty-seven milea through corn
fields this afternoon and are continuing
the pursuit tonight, With good prospects
of a lynching should he be caught. Madi
son is armed with two revolvers and is
not expected to surrender quietly. He is
suepected of murder.
PRICE TWO CENTS. Sl2»gftrr»
MR. CHAMBERLAIN
LEAVES CABINET
So Do Ritchie, Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Lord
George Hamilton, Secretary for India-Correspond
ence Passes Between Mr. Chamberlain and Premier
Balfour Regarding Question of Preferential Duties.
LONDON, Sept. 17.—The official an
nouncement of the resignations of Mr.
Chamberlain and two other members
of the cabinet was made late tonight
at Downing street in the following
communication:
"The following ministers have ten
dered their resignations, which have
been accepted by the king: Right Hon.
Joseph Chamberlain, secretary for the
colonies; Right Hon. C. T. Ritchie,
chancellor of the exchequer, and Lord
George Hamilton, secretary for India.
"The accompanying correspondence
passed between the premier. Right
Hon. A. J. Balfour, and Mr. Chamber
lain."
Then follows Mr. Chamberlain's let
ter, dated Birmingham, Sept. 9, com
mencing: "My dear Ualfour," in which
he sets forth his reasons for his resig
nation. An extremely Interesting fea-
JOSEPH CHAMBERLAIN.
Whose Retirement From the British Cabinet Has Made a
Great Stir In England.
TO LIFT COAL PfllCE
Miner Makes Suggestion Which
John Mitchell Repudiates.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Sept. 17.—
James Mooney, a coal miner of Nov
inger, Mo., a member of the national
board of the United Mine Workers of
America, suggested in a speech at the
conference with operators today that
the coal miners and mine owners in
this district combine to raise the price
of coal so that the operators might
make a good profit and the miners
might get big wages, regardless of
what It might cost the coal-consuming
public.
This suggestion was immediately
repudiated by John Mitchell, president
of the United Mine Workers of Ameri
ca, and by Mr. Lewis, vice president__of
the organization. Mr. Mitchell saidT
"We, as an organization, believe that
the operators are entitled to a fair
profit upon their investment, and that
the wage earners are entitled to a fair
wage for their labor. But to obtain
either, we would not enter a combina
tion to extort money from the public."
WILD CANARY BIRDS
IN A STRANGE CLIMATE
They Fall on the Deck of a Lake Superior
Steamer by Hundreds and Die.
Special to The Globe.
DULUTH, Minn., Sept. 17.—As the big
Peavey line steamer Frederick B. Wolls,
Capt. L. W. Stone, was driving through
the wind and sea on Lake Superior la.it
night on the way to Duluth, a very sin
gular thing happened. The boat was off
the Apostle* islands, when scores of w!M
canary birds, that were evidently not ac
customed to the open sea and darkness in
a gale, were encountered looking for rest
and shelter. The scores of birds multi
plied until there were hundreds of them.
The moment they attempted to roo.-it
anywhere they would fall to th* stet-1
deck apparently utterly exhausted, dy
ing soon after. Capt. Stone estimated that
500 or GOO dead wild birds were picked up
off the boat and thrown into the lake.
READ THE GLOBE.
Tho Only LIVE News
paper in St. Paul.
■ >—<i
ture of the letter is the following state
ment, concerning a preferential tariff:
Not Acceptable Now.
"For the present, at :iny rate, ■ pref
erential agreement with our colonies
involving: any new duty, however small,
on articles of % ■•{ hitherto umax-i.
<>v.n if accompanied by a reduction of
taxation on other articles of food
equally universal in th«-ir consumption,
would be nnaosaptable to the majority
of the constituencies. However mocb
we may regret the decision, however
mistaken we may tiiink it, no good
k<>v enment in a democratic country
can ignore it.
"I feel therefore that as an Imme
diate practical poiiicy th<> Question of
preference to the colonies < aim..
Continued on Seventh Page.
GHI iAMEN EXPELLED
Nevada Mob Kills an Old Man
In the Process.
TONOPAH, Nev., Sept. 17.—A mob
of twelve or fifteen men Invaded «'hi
natown yesterday afternoon and ;it the
point of revolvers compelled a nu
of Chinese to leave town. Several who
did not comply were beaten, dr.
to the outskirts of town and told to
take the road to Sodavttlft utter on
all but one returned to town and In
formed the police. They Haid that Ping
Ling, seventy-three years old, propri
etor of a wash house, was one of the
victims and they believed he had per
ished on the road. Searching parties
this morning found his mutilated body
three miles west of town.
The Chinese were also robbed of sov
eral hundred dollars. Eighteen nii-n,
mostly cooks and waiters, have been
arrested and are now in Jail. Among
the number is F. M. Arandall, president
of a labor union.
A meeting of the citizens of Tono
pah was held today, at which resolu
tions denunciatory of the action of the
mob were adopted.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Sept. 17—The
Chinese minister called at the state de
partment today and laid before Acting
Secretary Adee a dispatch which he
had received from the Chinese consul
general at San Francisco detailing an
attack made last night on Chinese at
Tonopah, Nev. Mr. Adee wired the
governor of Nevada asking for an Im
mediate Investigation and requesting
that he afford every protection in hIK
power to the Chinese residents of Tono
pah.
Sons of Veterans Elect.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J., Sept. 17.—
The national encampment of the Sons
of Veterans adjourned today after se
lecting Boston for the next annual
meeting. Officers were elected as fol
lows: Commander-ln-chlef, Arthur B.
Spink, Providence; senior vice com
mander-in-chief, James B. Adams, At
lantic- City; junior vice commander-in
chief. Dr. F. B. H. McDowell, M. D.,
Itadne. Wis.; counsel-ln-chlef, 11. H.
man, Cincinnati; Walter K.
Sn:ith, Allentown; Newton J. Maguire,
tndial past fommandor-in
ch'.f-f, Loula Wagner, Philadelphia,

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