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THE MINNEAPOLIS JOURNAL.
PRICE TWO CENTS. THEY CAME TO THE METROPOLIS*- MINNEAPOLIS HAS THE CROWD WILL IGNORE STRIKERS'BOARD Steel Corporation Not to Ys o >fluenced by the Conclusion of the Amalgamate * Officials, Whatever It May Be. Demmltr Plant Opens, Which Fact Is Pointed To by the Combine as Proof That It Will Proceed Independently. New York, Sept. 6.—lt is understood here that it Is highly improbable that the United States Steel corporation will take any cognizance of the Amalgamated exe cutive board at Pittsburg to-day, whatever the conclusion it may reach. It is learned from an authoratative source that the time named in the tentative agreement reached by the conference here on Wednsday has expired; that the steel corporation had decided to participate in no further peace .discussions and that there would be an immediate move for the general resumption of work with non-union men and such strikers as were willing to return to their places. The resumption at Demmler was instanced as the first move in the general plan of the steel corporation to pro ceed in its operations irrespective of the Amalgamated Association. Samuel Gomjlers, president of the Am erican Federation of Labor, said to-day that the work of the conciliation board had come to an end. Asked whether the board would again act in the capacity of peacemaker, Mr. Gompers replied: If called upon again we will be gla dto act. Personally, I will always be glad to use my best efforts for in dustrial peace in the interests of the laboring man, As a laboring man my self, as president of the American Federation of Labor, as a member of the conciliation board of the Nation al Civic Federation, and as a man, I certainly will do all in my power to bring about peace between the workingman and his employer. 4 NEGOTIATIONS END Amalgamated Board Reject* the Trust* Last Offer. Pittsburg, Sept. 6.—ln steel corporation circles in Pittsburg to-day it was posi tively announced that the last offer made by the big steel combination had been re jected by the Amalgamated board and that all negotiations were ended. Orders have been given to start all idle plants immedi ately, and the superintendents of the va rious works in this district at once began to make preparations for resuming imme diately with non-union men and all strik ers who desire to return to their former places. It is strongly intimated that a number of men have agreed to return to work in the event of a failure to settle by the peace committee of the National Civic Federation. The local officers of the steel corpora tion were unusually reticent this after noon. All who were seea declined to dis cuss the plans except to say that all the works are to be put in operation at once and that no further preparations are to be made by the United States Steel cor poration. ADVISORY BOARD MEETS Report That a IMan Agreeable to the Combine Will Be Decided I puu. Pittsburg. Sept. 6.—The advisory board, or general executive committee of. the Amalgamated association, has been or dered to this city, it is said, to consider what is believed to be the practical ulti matum of the United States Steel cor poration. Those already here are: the board will go to New York to-night, tlement of the strike would be decided W. C. Davis, Chicago: C. H. Davis, New port, Ky.; Walter Larkius, Martins Ferry, Ohio; John Morgan, Cambridge, Ohio; John F. Ward, _Youngstown, Ohio: Clem Jarvis, Anderson, lad.; Klias Jennings, Youngatown, Ohio; David Rees, Pittsburg; John Chap peile, Newcastle, Pa., and F. J. Williams, Birmingham, Ala. Among the rumors current was one that the board will go to New York to-night, but this could not be confirmed. An other report was that a plan for the set tlement of the strike would be decided upon that would be acceptable to the steel officials. DEMMLER PLANT REOPENS A Thousand Men at Work in Mc- Keeiport Tube I'limt. Pittsburg, Sept. 6.—The Demmler tin plate works at McKeesport resumed operations this morning. Six mills were started with nearly 100 men, many of them being old employes. Thirty-six men were taken into the work* by boat from Duquesne and thirty-threeVvect through the gates. On account of the heavy fog, the strikers' pickets who lined the river banks were unable to see the boat until the men had been landed. Manager Lauck stated that he had fifty-four men in the hot mill department and by night he ex pects 100 men to be at work, every one of them an old employe. Two more mills, he said, would be started this afternoon. Five hundred more men were at work at the National Tube company plant at McKeesport this morning, making 1,000 men now in the plant. A large number of others applied for work, but they were turned back because the mill is not in shape to take any more men on. The To Prevent Grain Corners New York, Sept. 6.—lnterest In the proposed addition to the grades of wheat in or-der to make more difficult the cornering of grain in this market is attracting much attention in local grain circles. The meeting of the trade to be held Sept. 9 will, it is expected, be an exoited one as the committee themselves are divided and the members of the trade are taking sides. The question at issue is whether No. 2 hard winter wheat shall become deliverable on exactly the same basis as No. 2 red winter" and No. 1 hard northern spring, whether it shall be deliverable on exactly the same basis as No. $ red winter and No. 1 hard northern spring or whether it shall be deliverable at a discount of 2c per bushel in the price. The majority of the committee favor* the discount, but there is a strong minority in favor of equality in delivery. The point made by the committee is that with such large supplies of deliverable wheat to draw from corners will be too risky and will not be at tempted. Severe Boer Reverse Middlesburg, Cape Colony, Sept. 6.—Lotters' entire commando has been taken by Major Scobell south of Petersburg. One hundred and three prisoners were cap tured, twelve Boers were killed and 46 wounded. Two hundred horses also were captured. London, Sept. 6.—Lord Kitchener's report from Pretoria to the war office cov ering the capture of Lotter's commando gives the figures as nineteen killed, fifty two wounded and sixty-two captured unwounded. The prisoners include Com mandants Lotter and Breedt, Field Cornets Kruger and W. Kruger and Lieutenant Shoeman. Among the killed were the two Vaster*, notable rebels. The British casualties were ten killed and eight wounded. management claims that by next week the entire establishment will be in opera tion and the strike a thing of the past. At noon a notice was posted at the Demmler works calling the attention of the old employees to the fact that the plant had resumed and requesting all who wished to return to work to report for duty not later than next Monday morning, or their places would be filled by other workmen. The notice was signed by the American Tin .Plate Company. Manager Lauck stated that he had seven mills run ning and had enough men to fully operate them. Later advices from McKeesport indicate that the statement this morning that 1,000 men were at work at the National Tube Works was not exaggerated. It was stated that the strikers seemed to feel that their fight was lost, though they would continue their picket duty and en deavor to induce the men not to return to the mill. At the Painter works in this city, the management announced to-day that it had enough men to run double turn and five mills would be put on at night next week. Rumors are current on the South Side to day that the Monongahela tin plate works will be started in a few days. - ■. - SCHWAB'S PROPOSITION Belief That the Amalgamated Board Will Reject It. New York, Sept. 6.—lt was learned last night that at the request of the con ciliation committee Mr. Schwab agreed to extend the time for the acceptance of his offer to this evening. A report from Pittsburg that Mr. Shaffer and Mr. Williams were supposed to have started for New York was discredited by the positive information that the advisory board of the amalgamated association will meet in Pittsburg to-day to consider Mr. Schwab's proposition. This, it is understood, differs from Mr. Morgan's proposition only that it stip ulates that the mills in which the United States Steel corporation has succeeded in opening as nonunion mills should remain nonunion. ... .: The conference of the members of the conciliation committee was resumed at the Ashland house at 5 o'clock and continued until 8:30, during which time there was more telephoning. When the conference adjourned Mr. Mitchell explained the point reached In the negotiations to be that the proposi tion of the steel corporation has not yet been acted upon by the amalgamated as sociation, but that the board will proba bly reject it to-day. Nevertheless he expressed hope that the strike would be amicably settled. Pittsburg, Sept. 6.—The prevailing opin ion in Pittsburg is that the great steel strike is practically settled, but ab solutely nothing positive can be learned from either side to the controversy. MANAGER ASSAULTED American Sheet Steel Official Ren dered Unconscious. Canal Dover, Ohio, Sept. 6.—General Manager Cline of the American Sheet company's plant was assaulted by a striker this morning and carried to his carriage unconscious. Two sheet mills are going this morning and preparations are being made to start several more. FRIDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER 6, 1901. EXTRA PRES'T M CKINLEY IS SHOT He Is Fired at Twice at the Pan-Am- erican Exposition in Buffalo. The Shots Take Effect in the Abdo- men-—Condition Serious. Buffalo, N. V., Sept 6—President McKinley was shot in the Temple of Music today. Two shots took effect in abdomen. His condition is serious and he is in a hospital at the Pan-American grounds. The shots were fired by a stranger. DRIFTS OF HAIL Cloudburst and Phenomenal Hailstorm at Gebo, Montana. Special to The Journal. Gebo, Mont., Sept 6.—A cloudburst vis ited this place yesterday and did damage to the extent of $10,000. Hall fell to the depth of a foot on the level and drifted four to six feet in some places. The infant eon of Mrs. William Bartlett was drowned. The town of Fromberg, Oebo's railroad station, also felt the brunt of the storm. Over 1,000 feet of Northern Pacific side- '' ■-■■■-■- - ► . - . ■.■■■■■■ ■ ■ f ■ AT BUFFALO. Guide MeKinley—Right up this imj, sir, you'll get the best shotf you ever had in your life. track was washed away. Telephone lines are down and trains are all late. Several people had miraculous escapes from drowning. HIS EARS STILL LONG I'ADDISHXESS OF ASTOR BRAND "Willy Wally" Boanti That He Could Buy Up All the l'upers That Have Criticised Him. Mow York Sun Sacclml Smrvicm London, Sept. 6.—To a friend closely connected with the English press, who was recently a guest at Cliveden, William Waldorf Astor gave his reason for having become a British citizen. He said: A. certain section of the American press hope to annoy me by constant mlsrepresenta tion and to belittle me by constant sneers at my English citizenship. I regard such jour nalists in the light of insects. At any time it is possible for me to purchase the offend ing journals and reduce their staffs to syco phants and suppliants. American journalism to-day is a mixture of the greatest possible enterprise and 'the lowest possible pettiness. It is the cruelest calumny to state that I sought citizenship in England because I lost my love for the country of my birth. I em phatically repeat that I was driven to do so by a persistent onslaught of venomous treat ment on the part of certain American news papers. Otherwise I would have been heart and soul an American In life and in death. P. 0. SAFE BLOWN Amery, Wis., Sept. 6.—The pestofflce was robbed la3t night. Burglars pried open the front door, then drilled a hole in the safe and blow th 9 front door partly open. The safe contained $10,000 in notes, $1,200 in stamps and $25U in cash. Owing to the pecul iar effect of the explosion, it is impossible to learn the amount secured by the burghirs. Cash and registered letters in drawers were taken. 16 PAGES-FIVE O'CLOCK. FAIR TO BECOME GREAT M.-I. EXPO Success of This Year Means Early Realization of a Plan Long Cherished by the Fair's Friends. St. Pau! Day Brings Out a Fair Crowd —The Great Live Stock Parade the Event fair managers feel that this year they have made long strides toward real izing the ambition of the promoters and friends of the fair for years back, that of making it a great northwestern exposi tion and one that will rank as one of the great annual events of the west. The so ciety again succeeded in obtaining recog nition from two of the great stock asSo ciatious. These associations are well pleased with the results here and another one of the big associations will place the Minnesota fair on its national list for next year. Secretary Randall says that it is the hope of the management to in terest other northwestern states more deeply in next year's event and as the manufacturing of the northwest increases to make this in every detail a great ex position of northwest enterprise. Other states have assisted m6re in making this year's event a success than ever before. No definite plans have been made for increasing the scope of next year's fair. That is a subject to foe handled in the fu ture. The idea, though, is to invite other states to participate in the exhibition of the resources of the northwest. The present plan of management will remain, but it may be extended to include the ap pointment q£ superintendents and staff's for other states. It is believed that states as far west as the Pacific coast can be interested in the enterprise. The man agement of the Winnipeg Industrial ex position has already shown its willing ness to <*i-aperste wifh the Minnesota state fair by encouraging the exhibition of Canadian products here. The Canadians are also anxious to secure exhibits of American products. The next meeting of the agricultural society will probably see some action taken along this line. IMana for the Future. Fair weather and a reasonable attend ance to-morrow will place a "fat" bal ance in the treasury of the Minnesota Agricultural association. The attendance of yesterday was a record breaker. The exact figures, 43,321, were in excess of those of Minneapolis Day last year by a few hundred, bringing the total attend ance for the first four days up to 136,457, just 1,000 less than the total for the entire week last year. It also put the fair man agement out of debt and left it with sev eral thousand dollars "to the good." The management as a result is already turning its attention to improvements and the enlargement of the scope of the fair. President John Cooper says that the fair is in a position to grow fast from this on. The work of preceding year's has brought it to a point where it can be developed rapidly. The agricultural as sociation will try to build the fair into a great northwestern exposition, and that means that it will do so. To try with the association is to succeed. With the same weather conditions fair week of next year that have prevailed this, there is no question but that the attendance will be greater. To meet this the grand stand must be enlarged, though it is already the third largest in the world. New barns will be necessary to house the sheep exhibits of the future years. Another improvement is contem plated in an electric light and power plant. These are not matter of startling im importance, but they are straws showing the direction of the wind —a direction from which it has been blowing for years. But now the management begins to see accumulated results and is preparing to round off the fair into a thoroughly up to-date exposition of northwestern in dustries. HERE AFTER POINTERS Managers of Other Fairs A isit Mm nesota's Great Show. During the week the fair has been vis ' ited by several prominent fair managers I from various parts of the country. Among I those here to-day is Fred Huebeck, man ; ager of the Winnipeg Industrial exposi : tlon. Mr. Huebeck has visited most of ! the big fairs this year. He has many ; words of praise for the Minnesota fair. "There is no reason," said he, "with the j start which the Minnesota fail 1 now has, ! why it should not become one of the great i permanent expositions of the United j_ States. It is the greatest state fair in "this country now. But by enlarging its scope and interesting other states it can I be made a great exposition, a great cen- EVENTS OF SATURDAY AT THE FAIR Twin City Day . ■ ■ ■ '.;■)-. - "i - y ' ' -• . The fair -will lie maintained complete in every department < until closing hour Saturday evening at 11 o'clock. ■ .-t Afternoon—Changes in Tolbert running combination; band concert; balloon as- ■ cension; Lionel Legate spiral globe exhibition; aerialistic exhibition by . the Bickett family; running races, half-mile heats, purse $200;; running,•■ . race one-eighth-mile 'dash, purse $200; 2:45 class trotting, purse $1,000; • 2:09. class pacing, purse $1,000, eight entries; this is the fastest race at • . the year. i Evening—Running race, half-mile heats; running race, one-mile dash; three races, by Tolbert running combination; .aerialistic exhibition by the Bick ett family; band concert; Pain's "The Last Days of Pompeii." c V&£h% \ .-'■■'-■ i IN MINNEAPOLIS . ... ..:''■'[■ Afternoon and Evening—Banda Roasa concerts at the Exposition. Afternoon and Evening—Haverly's Minstrels at the Metropolitan. ■ Afternoon and Evening—Hathews & Bulger at the Bijou. of the Day. tral display of the products and resources of the northwest." Mr. Huebeck considers the amusement program especially good. He expects to see future fairs here profit greatly by the immense stock display made this year". Among the other managers here -were: G H. Van Houton of the lowa state fair; W. H. Smallinger, secretary of the Great Western race meeting at Galesville, 111.; C. S. Van Auken, secretary of the Inter state fair of La Crosse. They are all eloquent over the showing made at Hamline. ST. PAUL'S DAY The Event Was the Bl» Parade of Prize Winning; Stock. This was St. Paul Day at the state fair, and although the weather of the early part of the day .was threatening, the crowds by noon were pouring in through the gates. The grandstand was crowded early. The big parade of premium live stock was the star event of the day. The pro cession wound into the mile track at 1:30 p. m., and between that hour and 2:30 the crowds had c great chance to see the prizewinners. The horses were in the lead, headed by Dr. J. C. Curryer, super intendent of the department. Colonel Liggett was at the head of the cattle di vision. The entire procession made the greatest and most complete live stock show ever seen in the northwest. Dr. Curryer was assisted by his son, I. D. Curryer, as marshal of the horse di vision. The division was led by Rossiter'p First Regiment band and the Crookstoii band. The carriage horses came first, followed by the standard bred trotters, coachers, Percberons, Clydesdales, the ponies being at the rear. The crowd was enthusiastic over th« cattle. Colonel Liggett, superintendent and marshal of the division, was assisted by his son, Robert Liggett, and George A. Cobb. Following them came the offi cers of the Hereford and Shorthorn asso ciations in carriages. The Shorthorn herds were in the lead in charge of B. O. Cowan, secretary of the association. The Herefords followed in charge of Secretary C. R. Thomas. Then came the Pole-An gus, the Galloways, the Red Polled, the Brown Swiss, the Ayrshires, the Jersey* and the Guernseys. The Cowboy Parade. The South St. Paul stock yards wer« represented by an imposing array of cow boys in cowboy costumes. They paraded on the half-mile track and turned several cowboy tricks. This is the first year that the cowboys have attempted a uniform costume for the occasion. Saturday Twin City Day. To-morrow is Twin City Day. The fair association has arranged its program so as to hold popular interest until the cur tain is rung down on this year's big fair. Twin Oity Day will undoubtedly call out a large crowd. One of the hot events of the afternoon racing program will be the one eighth-mile dash. BLUE EARTH WINS Heads County K.vhiblts—Houston Comes Next on JList. Blue Earth county attained the highest number of points in the county sweep stakes, scoring a total of 1,335, according to the markings made by Professor James Atkinson of the lowa Agricultural col lege at Ames. The rank of the other counties and their total number of point* is as follows: Second—Houston, 1,325; third, Olmsted/ 1,304; fourth, Goodhue, 1,292; fifth, Rica 1,277; sixth, Aitkin and Steams, each 1,263; eighth, Stevens, 1,182; ninth, Wabasha, 1,180; tenth, Dakota, 1,140- eleventh, Beltram!, 1,119; twelgth, St. Louis, 1,098. By winning fir6t place Blue Earth county also wins a purse of $200; Houston $150; Olmsted $100; Woodline $75; Ric« $50, while Steams and Altkin will divide $25. In addition each county receives * pro rata share of a special prize of $1,200, according to the number of points their respective exhibits score, a point having a market value of B^4 cents in this contest. Blue Earth, which ranks first, receives $109.73, and St. Louis county, ranked twelfth, will draw $90.25, while the other ten draw amounts between these two. Blue Earth achieved first place by gen eral excellence in every class, the lowest marking it secured being 88 for tame grasses. Some counties were marked aa low as 50 and 55 in some classes. Blue Earth led In grains and native grasses, but in no other classes. Aitkln scored three "100' a," no other county exhibit making that record. These markings were secured in potatoes, stock vege tables and design. Houston county wai marked 100 in the number of varieties in display; Olmsted county 100 in culinary vegetables; Goodhue, 100 in fruits; Blue