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THJC ABGHJB. MONDAY, AUGUST 17, 1S91.
A BULGE IN WHEAT.
The Cereal Goes to SI. 08 at
the Windy City.
A BAD SQUEEZE ECU THE BEARS.
All of Whom, However, Stand the Pres
sure and Come I'p Smiling Old Time
Scenes on the Hoard of Trs.de Wild
Eyed and Frantic llrokers Tear Holes
la the Air Europe's Hankering After
Wheat the Probable Cause of the I'snftr
All the Markets Very Lively Failure'
at St. louis.
Chicago, Aug. 17 Wheat 1.0S. That
was what made the bears on the board of
trade ojen their eyes Saturday. A man
who had bought the cereal Friday after
noon and had the grit to hold on to it
until Saturday afternoon mielit have
lone out of business with a fortune if
Ilia holdings had been heavy enough. A.
rise of Scents per bushel doesn't occur
on the board every day. It was without
doubfthe most exciting day on 'change
since the time of "Old Hutch," and thwe
were many who thought they recognized
his fine Italian baud in the rapid ad
vance. Whether they did is unknown,
but that Wueat went up 8 cents fs a cer
tainty. How many 5 and 10 cent mar
gins were wiped out no one will evff
know, but that millions of dollars changed
hands every on? admits, nud yet, when all
was over, brokers aud traders wondered
what had caused it.
A Msm of Crantic Broker.
During the entire session, the floor of the
hail was filled with a closely wedged mass
of franiic, struggling brokers, who vainly
tried to advance the interests of their re
spective clients in a series of yells, cries,
and gesticulations that held a per
spiring audienoe spellbound in the
strangers' gallery. If any foreign
magnates were present they must have
left firmly convinced that they had learned
the secret of Chicago's success in the mer
cantile world, for no other class of busi
ness men couid have thrown so much en
ergy and life into the transactions of a
few hours and then retired quietly to fig
ure out whether the deal had made them
millionaires or paupers.
Not a Single Failure Reported.
And yet there were no victims that is,
every man who was on the losing side
stood up to the pressure aud made his
magins good. Another similar day may tell
drflerent story in fact the old heads on
the board are certain that it would do so,
and that Bt:"ore the day was through spec
ulative wrecks would be thick on the
floor. The excitement began Saturday
long before business opened. There were
many who had not slept well Friday
night owing to the looks of things when
the. market closed, and the outlook was
so good for a "bulge" that it is probable
many, for warned of the cyclone, took
pains to get from under, this accounting
for there being no failures.
European Reports Cause the Boom.
What did it s That was the question on
everybody's lips. The answers were var
ious. Some said that a corner was the
cause of the trouble. But probably the
real reason was the foreign demand. TLe
bears tried to breast the wave for awhile,
bnt it was no good. Authentic reports
came in that European buyers, through
their New York agents, were calling for
wheat, apparently, at the sellers own
price, and Liverpool, London, Berlin, and
St. Petersburg were rivals for whatever
was offered. One report was
sthat the crops in central Eu
rope were definitely fixed as lieing
SO per cent, less than last year. Another
was that France would need l"5.tM".Wio
bushels. At the close the niarnet sold
down to ?1. (';.;, and" 'Tae brokers went to
their offices to see how things stood, and
THE RISE WAS GENERAL.
Wheat Goes V at New York, St. Louis,
and Other t itle.
New York. Aug. 17. On sales of 10,000,
D00 bushels in options, wheat priors Sat
urday in the short Saturday market of
only one hour and a half rushed up oTer
five points at the Produce exchange. The
bull were in full control Cables report
ed all the foreign markets booming on
the news cf the American ri-e.
In the local market September
wheat opened with small sales ranging
from tl.oyi t f L10, as against fl.0T at
Friday's close. All of the other options
were similarly strong. December started
at 8L11 to Cl.i'i against 1.0'.",- Trading
was enormous, and within an hour De
cember tom bed 61.13, closing at 1.14;-,,
while September closed at
A Wild. Excited Booiu.
Corn and outs were not so excitel as
wheat, the mere important cereal, but.
they, too, were firm to etrou. The sales
of corn in the one and one-half hours of
trading reached nearly l.Uutt.UUO bushels.'
Oats, however, ha,d snles of Tess than 100,
300 bushels. The offerings were all licked
up aaJ more eagerly taken. It was sim
ply a wild, excited boom, with the public
in it, and they bought without stop.
Prices went up so easily that the. longs
who sold early tried to get wheat back aud
Xound none for sale. '
The .ranger Opportunity.
PARIS, Aug. 17. If the American
farmer knows how to seize the opportunity
Lis money bags this year will be filled to
bursting. Karely has an opportunity
more golden "win within his grasp than is
tuow held forth by the condition of the
' crops of Europe. This was the impression
received from a conversation with Will
iam D. Washburn of Minneapolis, who
has, during an extended tour of Europe,
collected information from strictly
reliablesources regarding the condition of
crops. Mr. Washburn says the prospect
is that there will be a surplus of 200,000,
000 bushels of wheat in the states. To all
appearances Europe would want every
grain of it.
Putting; I'p the Frioe of Flour.
. KocnF.sTEK. X. Y., Aug. 17. In conse
quence of the recent advance in wheat lo
cal millers have put up the price of flour
bout "5 cents. The proprietors of most
o( the large mills depend -upon western
wheat and are buying uo little as possible,
claiming that the advance will not be per
manent. The price paid for local wheat
last week was ft. There is very little
wheat being held by the farmers.
- JUIg Advance at St. Louis.
STV "Lb CIS, 'Aug." 17. Saturday was the
wildest (Jay in the wheat mtrket seen for
year. December wheat advanced SJ
cents over close Friday ev jainr. 1 h
.aVCtjjJ. open d panicky, 2 cen high'
thiiu the cl jse Friday, and sellers were io
quired to margin their short trades at
$1.10 per bushel. The shorts expected
u:h a call, and responded so promptly
that the market broke over 1 cent and
looked as if it was going all to pieces.
The bears gave a wild "rebel yell"' that
conld be hoard several squares around the
exchange. At that point New York and
Chicago turned and the market went up
with astuutohing speed. One failure was
announced that of the John Thison com
pany. May Have Helped the Flurry.
ST. Pai l, Aug. 17. George Mueller,
.who issueU the Alliance wheat circular,
says: "Wa have;received replies front the
secretaries of Alliances In southern Min
nesota, South Dakota, Wisconsin and
Kansas a large number from the latter
state, wh-le the Alliance 4s strong tell
ing us of Alliances having voted favora
bly on the suggestion. My opinion is that
the farme-s will allow their grain to re
main in tl.e stack and go on with the fall
work, ploving, etc., and do the threshing
afterward. This in itself will result in a
large percentage of the crop being held
for a time, at all events."
At Kansas City and Baltimore.
Kansas City, Aug. 17. The rapid and
will fluctuations of grain Saturday in the
eastern markets caused the commission
men here to lose their grip, and the result
was that no trading was done in the va
rious roc ms. All orders less than 5,O0J
bushels were refused, aud a 5-cent mar
'aiu was aked.
Baltimore, Aug. 17. The wheat mar
ket Saturday, in full sympathy with the
western, ruled strong all the way from
start to finish, 3 to 4 cents better, the
trading accompanied . with excitement,
prices rat ging from N) cents to ?1.10.
FATAL FALL OF AN ERONAUT.
She Let Go Uer Hold and Takes a Flunge
of 500 Feet.
Cincinnati, Aug. 17. Annie Harkes,
aged 22 y-ars. an aeronaut and parachutist,
professionally known as Fraukie Lavell,
was instantly killed by falling from har
trapeze at Coney Island, a summer resort
twenty miles above this city, about 5
o'clock t-fttur,lay evening. The unfortu
nate girl had gone up in a balloon for a
distance of perhaps 2,000 feet and was com
ing down safely by the aid of her para
chute to which she was fastened by a ring
and a snaffle. In order to give some
gymnast c performances on the trapeze of
the parachute fche unloosened the snaffle
and ring which held her To the trapeze.
Hfcd Been Generally Vnlurky.
She ha 1 gone through but a few act
before or. lookers were horrified to see her
body tu nbling at a fearful rate to the
ground from a height of at least 300 feet.
The girl was dead when her body was
found a few minutes later in a cornfield a
short distance from the island. The rea
son for her loosening her grasp on the
trapeze is not known, but it is supposed
that her strength had given out and hav
ing no o her means of supporting herself
but by fcer arms, she wts compelled from
sheer axuaustion to let go. Miss Harkes
had ma le but three previous ascensions
and in fvo o' them her balloon had burst
while in mid-air. The uuforttinate girl's
home whs in Indianapolis, where her par
ents reside aud whither her body will lie
Braced I'p on Whitky.
Tacgjia, Wash., Ang. 17. .Eronauts
Woodhill and Johnson have been giving
exhibitisns here. Saturday afternoon
Woodhi.ll was ill and Johnson, a com
parativtly inexperienced man, made an
ascent. He braced up beforehand on
whisky and when about 2.0"0 feet up he
began to do trapeze acts when, the balloon
being unsteady, he should have remained
quiet. Suddenly he lost his hold and fell
like a shot to the earth a mangled mass.
The parachute, relieved of his weight,
collapsed and fell close to his side.
L.T !::. The man who fi ll was Pro
fessor 3'arker, of Quiucy, Ills. He is not
dead, but cannot recover. Both legs have
been amputated. .
The Ietroit Rowing IU carta.
DElIiilT, Aug. 17. The winners on the
last d.ir of the Northwestern Amateur
Rowing association were as follows:
Senior pair oars, Modocs, 10:42; single
sculls, Edw.irt Darnan, 10:51 4'; senior
four-, Wyendottes, i:C; double sculls,
Byid s, 1 ii:07 3.4; ten-oared barge. Wol
verines 0:22. Edward Hunlan, the ex
chnmpim oarsman, was present, and was
enthus astioally received, especially as his
nepho-. Edward Durnan, has won iu
every cent he bus taken part in, and
gives p-oniise of Wing a wonder at single
F rty Years Behind the Times.
Was iinoton', An it. 17. A queer coinci
dence is noted by the employes at the
White ilouse in connect ion wit h the death
of Mr -. .Tames K. I'olk. Friday morn
ing's n ail brought to the mansion, among
other packets, a letter addressed to that
!!uly, c ire of the White House. It was
forwar led without attracting any partic
ular notice beyond the comment that it
was odd that anyone should send mail
matter to Mrs. Polk here after forty years
had ebipsrtd since her occupation of ihe
In Memory of Editor Ratter.
C'HK t;o, Aug. 17. Memorial exercises
in hon ir of Hermann Raster, arrauged by
the German Pre ss club, took place yester
day in one of the down-town theatres.
The be xes and stage were heavily draped
in bla k and the auditorium was tilled
with a distinguished audience. Eloquent
enlogii-s on the life and character of the
dead journalist were delivered by a num
ber of orators.
I) ed Suddenly While Preaching.
London, Aug. 17. Considerable excite
ment -vas created in Ireland yesterday by
the su lden death of Canon Carleton while
preacl ing in the Kilkenny cathedral. The
reverend gentleman had progressed to some
cjneidarable extent with his sermon when
he was suddenly seen to reel and fall.
Sever 1 persons rushed to his assistance,
but he passed away almost instantly.
Gone to See the l'resident.
Washington, Aug. 17. Secretary Fos
ter left Washington yesterday afternoon
to vis; t President Harrison at Cape May
Point N. J. When he left he was unde
cided whether he would return to Wash
ington before be joined the president on
his tr p to the Bennington, Vt., celebration.
Electrical Storm at Kansas City.
Kan-sab Citt, Aug. 17. This city
was t reated to a deluge Saturday, such as
has arely been experienced here. One
and a quarter inches of water fell within .
fftee j minutes. The telephone lines
were burned out ail over the city, and!
(even houses were struck and greatly
damf ged by lightning.
NOTHING GOT AWAY
"Czar" Reed Gives a Reporter
a Breezy Talk.
THE NEW ETJLES A GEEAT SUCCESS,
Which He Hopes the lie in oc racy Will
Repeat at the Coming Session or Con
gress Filibustering; Something That
Has Outlived Its I'tility and Is Only an
Abuse Now rrefers Mills for Speaker
and Promises a Lively Time Think
Campbell a Good Man to Watch That
New York, Aug. 17. An authorized in
terview with ex-Speaker Thomas B. Keed
is printed in The World, of which the fol
lowing is a part:
"No, sir; we never lost a trick in the
whole game," said Thomas B. Reed, slap
ping his chubby hands upon the arms of
the big arm-chair in which he sat, or
rather sprawled after the manner of Tal
leyrand in the well-known picture. 'Not
a trick. Play whist f
"Then you understand what it means
to take the thirteen tricks. Well that's
what we did. Nothing got away from
Development of FilihuHterlng.
"Do you expect to see the next speaker
play the same gamer"'
"I hope so. If the game of politics is
worth joining inat all it should be played
with the best skill and judgment that one
possesses. Polities? It's business all
business. Filibustering iu lf0 may have
been all right, but in .1KX) it had devel
oped into absolute obstruction. Such
methods always outgrow-the intent and
purpose for which they were ereated. The
slightest advauce beyond or invasion of
vested or coustitutioual rights is a dan
gerous step, not in itself, perhaps, but be
cause of what it may lead to. This very
language was applied to me time and
again, 1 know.
Will Make Thing Interesting.
"But, God bless me, I was only trying
to hold down a rather turbulent minority
to the hedrock of parliamentary forms
from which similarly situated minorities
had been allowed to slip in the past. I
was simply 'holdiu' 'er nose ag'n the
shore,' is the metaphor isn't too strained,
and I did it. Now, I say, let Crisp, or
McMillin, or Mills do the samethiui;. If
the speaker has the sand he will make us
walk the chalk liue. The last election
spoke with considerable vigor regarding
some matters, and the minority ought to
hear the echo. But we will make things
interesting for them, nevertheless."
His Opinion of Mills and Crisp.
"Whom of these men would you prefer?"
"Iain ou good terms with "all of them.
Personally, without any disrespect to
other candidates, I would be glad to have
Mills the next speaker. He has capacity
for the place, is a good parliamentarian,
aud. as I -aid before, a sincere aud frank
antagonist. Crisp 1 have always found a
quic k, ready man. Last session when I
was iu the speaker's chair he quoted me
airafnst myself, and did it very cleverly.
He was O. K. It was good politics."
Not Doing Any Parrying.
'How did you parry the thrust i"
"Parry nothing," exclaimed the ex
speaker, lauirhing: "I never said a word,
I couldn't allord, officially, to notice a re
mark made by one Keed, a member from
Maine, in a previous session of congress.
Don't you see ? I treated the matter as I
would have done had another man's lan
guace in a previous congress been quoted
in his absence. But I could have answered
it, and can yet if I am ever asked. Yes;
looks like a lively session ahead."
The DaiiKcrous Man in 1892.
"What of the Democratic situation?"
Mr. Heed was asked.
"There is no situation; it awaits the
fate of Governor Campbell in Ohio," was
-Is it as bad as that?"
"The unknown man who comes to the
front just before the convention meets is
always dangerous. No time is afforded to
look up his record, or to invent one for
. "You enjoyed your trip abroad?"
"Very much, indeed. I didn"t try to do
too much. I simply 'stuck to' England,
Holland, France and Italy. There's lots
of Europe fur me to -ee yet."
THAT HARRISON LETTER.
The President Says It Will Not Be Writ
tenAn Alleged Vuderstanding.
Cape May, N. .1., Aug. 17. President
Harrisou, through Private Secretary Hal
ford, denies the story that he is about to
declare over his own signature that he
will refuse to be a candidate for retiom
iiialion. The president replied iu his
usual manner that he would not discuss
newspaper rumors. The vigor with
which Mr. Harrison's answer was given
made it quite apparent that no such let
ter will le written. Mr. Harrison's
friends say that while the president is not
a candidate in the sense of chasing a nou
iuation he desires a renomiuation.
A Tacit Agreement with Blaine.
The president has not written any letter
declining to permit his name to come be
fore the national convention, but it is
said that there exists on implied under
standing between Mr. Harrison aud Sec
retary Blaine to the effect that one of
them will decline in advance should the
other develop the greater strength. This
is simply a tacit agreement existing only
in the inferential sense, bnt it seems tobe
an agreement nevertheless. All of Mr.
Harrison's friends seen lately seem confi
dent of his renomiuation.
A Distinguished Trio.
Glen House, N. H., Aug. 17. Satur
day night the following distinguished
guests arrived at the Glen House: United
States Senator N. W. Aldrich. of Rhode
lsland;the Hon. Thomas B. Reed, of Maine,
and United States Senatar J. G. Carlisle,
of Kentucky. Mr. Carlisle aud Mr. Keed
will remain here some time with their
Old Man Mortimer Surrenders.
Minneapolis, Aug. 17. W. H. Morti
mer, secretary and treasure of the Na
tional Building and Loan association of
North America.surrendered himself to the
St. Paul police Saturday: He says that he
tarted for Chicago, but fell ill and did
not go farther than St. PauL He will go
back to Chicago if wanted, buf says that
the company's money is all fchfe. He is
the father of the absconding president. -
,; iit Hundred tferks Out ef Work.
Washington,-' Ang. IT. The services f
600 clerks in the census office were dis-'
pensed with Saturday. The night work
has been discontinued.
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