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German Chauffeur Makes Best Tune
- v in Contest for the Gordon '&*-
Bennett Cup. *
Americans Have Bad LuckFoxhall
Keene Gets Off Well, but
Breaks Down.
Many Accidents Along Course in
.. IrelandStocks and Jarrott
of England Out.
Bally Shannon, Ireland, July 2.The
fourth annual race for the cup offered by
James Gordon Bennett, which may be
competed for by every foreign automobile
olub recognized by the English Automo
bile club, was started at 7 o'clock this
morning. Fine weather prevailed. S. F.
Edge (English), holder of the cup, was
the first starter.
',Q The contestants were S. F. Edge, R.
"***' D. DeKynff, A. D. Winton, Baron De
, ,:c, Caters, C. Jarrott, M. Farman, P. Owen.
''/ Foxhall Keene, J. W. Stocks* Gabriel,
L. P. Mooers and Jenatzy.
The total distance of the course Is 368
* , ' miles and 765 yards, as measured by a
i s - committee. It is laid out principally in
~3*u County Klldare, the start and finish being
"i-T* at Bally Shannon crossroads about thirty
it five miles southwest of Dublin. In out-
'*'- line the course somewhat resembles a
m-p of Africa, divided Into two parts,
'*"* which are known as the major and the
,"'' " minor loop.
'' -I- The distance around the smaller loop
,A_ is about forty-five miles, and 102% miles
*"^ around them both, and there is a dividing
*'\' Btretch of about thirteen miles that must
^ ' be covered six times in going three times
""* " around the combined loops. The small
* " loop is covered first and then the racers
'i * go three times around the combined loops.
* Wlnton. Owen and Mooers are the Amer
ican competitors.
Long before dawn hundreds of police
-patrolled the quiet country roads which
,' , - - Nearly In the day were alive with a con-
" , "V tlnuous stream of motor cars.
' V . . When the pilot car left shortly after 6
\lm. m. the thirty stands surrounding Bally
- -Jt'/Shannon were becoming crowded with
Hf^"t 'gaily dressed men and women, many of
,.^v,*whm ha spentd the nighdirectionss t in tent which
* '*bao d beend erecte in all .
.- /fcSL* Complaints About the Road.
- " 'irV. Several complaints were made, notably
'-HjPy^-ljy Mooers, regarding the over-oiling of
-' '*v-'V,aectIons
ot the road. At 7 o'clock to a
Vfci*-r'#8econ Jorrloyd. the starter, fired a pistol.
'*% &'- ,'JEdge pressed the lever of his car, the
^l^," ."'vehicle sprang, forward, and the race be-
$'. *' .
7"'fan amid the cheers of the spectators.
.*,i'A /'^The Americans all got off badly and
'/tffi&tL Winton. who had a lot of trouble with his
~1* car, lost forty minutes before he waB able
.to start. At 7:07 a .m. De Knyff's car
- went flying after Edge. Wir.ton was not
," 'ready when called as third starter and
Owen took hl place, the nrst American
. ^ ' car making a rather poor start at ^14.
1 Sfermany's represent^five,Jenatzy, atar/ed
' ' at 7:21. Then came Jarrott, the English
favorite, whojpwwrt pff at f:J8 smoking a
1'' -'- * - cigarette. The first lap, 47% miles, was
- *aon over, Edge doing splendid work,
- * which was only excelled by Foxhatl Keene.
The second lap found Edge still first and
!p.'Vthe Americans, unless the leaders were
^ out, aparently with no chance
1^$$ of winning. . '"-:
Great alarm was caused by a report that
,, Jarrott was killed, but the ^rumor proved
The withdrawal of Stocks from the race
j,\was not expected to influence the result,
""$J which is now generally believed to He be
Jf'l tween France and Germany, unless Edge
&r"does unexpectedly, well.
sL.' Foxhall Keene retired from the race.
' j, " - Jle found that a wheel of his car was
]kj. breaking and that the car was out of coh-
- ** trol.
Gabriel, who is the favorite, followed
Jarrott at 7:35 in a blue torpedo'-shapod
car. Mooers, the secor.d American starter,
made a bad departure at 7:42, his chaffeur
having to push the car.
Baron De Caters, German, got off at
7:49 with a good start.. Stock, English,
was off at 7:53. Wlnton had some trouble
with the machinery of his car.
Farman of the French team started at
three minutes past 8 o'clock.
Wlnton shoved his machine over the
starting line at ten minutes past 8, in
order to partake, if he were able to effect
Keene Gets a Poor Start,
Foxhall Keene was off last
o'olock with a poor start.
Wlnton had considerable difficulty with
his car, but finally got away at 8:50 amid
loud cheering. It was not thought likely
, he would be able to make up for such
"' great disadvantage.
Edge repassed the stand of the club first
at 8:23, unofficial time DeKnyff passed at
8:34, unofficial. Edge thus gained more
' " than 3 minutes on the first lap over De
Knyff. Edge was nearly 7 minutes ahead
of the time expected. He was going
splendidly and flew past the stand at the
" rate of about 60 miles an hour. The
crowd cheered wildly.
Owen passed the stand at 8:49. A few
yards behind came Jenatzy. He was try-
, ing to pass the American and there was
terrific excitement as both flew under the
arched grand stand. The American was
lost, sight Of in the dust, but evidently
would be passed when the* German got
. thru.
Jarrott passed at 8:64, not going very
well. When he came down the hill ap
proaching the stand In pursuit of Owen,
he was moving at a speed of about 76
miles an hour. The large crowds arose
and yelled frantically.
Gabriel passed at 9:05, doing the mile
ending at the stand in 52 seconds. Baron
De Caters passed at 9:16, having caught
up and passed Mooers. Farman came next
- at 9:28. Foxhall Keene same flying along
' Ahead of .Mooers and Stocks at 9:40. He
whizzed past, making one of the best
timed miles so far, in 53 seconds.
Edge passed on his second round at 10.
v Mooers arrived on his first lap at 10:10.
J It was reported he had trouble with his
/ machine at Athy. Stocks, who had not
/ yet arrived, was reported to be out of the
De Knyff passed on .his second-round
-', at 10:08 o'clock.
Edge had an accident -near Athy, but
latter resume* the race.
fc-'v Stocks Breaks a Wheel.
J. W. Stocks of the English team: broke
a wheel on his car and retired from the
race. He ran Into a corner near Carlof.
' Owen also damaged his car, but con
tinued hanging on to Jenatzy with deter
mination. He passed on.the second round
at 10:24, four minutes behind Jenatzy.
Foxhall Keene was leading the racers on
time for the first lap. Winton passed on
his first round at 10:25. Gabriel came
along on his second lap at 10:25 and Baron
DeCaters at 10:55. '
It was reported that Jarrott had been
knocked out of the race by a serious ac
cident at Stradbally. When- the baron
' passed the stand he slowed up and told
1 the officials that the first reports of the
accident had been exaggerated, and that
Jarrott was not seriously hurt.
Uur Jarrott'a (Chauffeur, w as
turning a corner. The car turned over
and the chauffeur was crushed.
Decaters started on his third lap at
12:16 p. m. ana\Farman at 12:27.
Re Knyff started on his third lap at
11:28. having overtaken Edge. Keene was
second, starting on his third lap at 11:36,
having lost a good deal of ground.
Jenatzy wad third, starting on the third
lap at 11:87. Edge started on the third
lap at 11:56 and Gabriel started on his
third lap at 12:06.
Deknyff began his fourth lap at 1:04 p.
m. Jenatzy at l:o'8:30 Gabriel at 1:40:
Edge at 1:61, and De Caters at 1:46. "Win
ton began his second lap at 1:23 p. m.
Moers appears to have retired. Jenatzy
had a lead of almost 9 minutes over
DeKnyff, who is second.
Rain began falling at 12:30 p. m.. but
the leading cars kept on going. All the
cars were averaging about 66 miles an
Jarrott's collarbone was broken and he
was also badly bruised. His chauffeur
was seriously injured and the car was
smashed to pieces.
The beginning of the last lap was timed
as follows: De Knyff, 3:57 p. m. Jenatzy,
4:02 p. m. Both men were driving fu
riously. Gabriel passed at 4:46 p. m.,
DeCaters at 4:52, and Farman at 4:58.
The Finish.
D. Knyff finished first at 5:34 p. m.
Jenatzy finished second, at 5:35 p. m..
However, as Jenatzy started 14 minutes
behind Knyff, he won the race by 12 min
Gabriel finished third at 6:20 p. m.
Philadelphia Factory Coined Money
for the Two Hemi-
Philadelphia, July 2.The fiscal year of
the United States Mint here just ended,
was a record breaker in the number of
coins, medals and dies struck. The coin
age was 19,578,766 pieces greater than the
previous year the increase In medals was
7,032 pieces, and in dies} 309..
' About $260,009,000 worth of coined bul
lion was counted and weighed as follows:
Gold coin, $56,000,000 gold bullion, $46,-
000,000 silver dollars, $92,000,000 silver
bullion, $23,000,000. Besides this there
was a large amount of subsldary silver,
nickel and bronze.
For the United States government 161,-
894,265 pieces were coined for the Prov
incial government of the Philippines, 14,-
479,894 pieces for the Colombian gov
ernment, 1,360,000 pieces, and for the
Venezuelan government, 750,000 pieces.
Auditor Castle Reports the Amount
Is Almost Double That of
Last Year.
. Washington, July 2.Captain Castle,
auditor of the treasury for the. post
office department to-day estimated that
the postal deficit for the fiscal year just
closed will be $4,617,203. The deficit for
the previous fiscal years was $2,961,170.
This f* incr^&a is attributed, to enor-
motis^^^pehdltures' '-for the *ural free
delivery-.service. Th^' receipts/ were
$134,268,68 and the ^xpehattares $1?$,-
885,812. The deficit in the free delivery"
service is not definitely known and Post
master General Payne thought that it
would be $227,000 by the close of the fiscal
year. The deficit, however, may prove
considerably larger than that. '
Three Men Hilled by Excessive Heat
in ChicagoOther Cities,
New York Sun Speolal Service.
Chicago, July 2.Many heat prostra
tions were reported yesterday, three re
sulting fatally, while several persons who
were overcome are in a serious condition.
From many other cities in the "heat
belt" came reports of deaths and prostra
The maximum temperature in Chicago
was 92 at the Auditorium tower, but in
the streets, nearly 200 feet below, many
thermometers registered within a couple
of degrees of the century mark. Every
body sought the shady side of the street
and every place that was cool or looked
cool was sought as a sheltering palm.
The lower boundary of the heat band
began at Norfolk, ran northwest to Wash
ington, circled about Plttsburg-and struck
Cleveland, then reached its most south
ern point at Memphis, went almost due
west to Dodge City, then up to Denver
and across to Monterey.
In all the territory to""the south of this
imaginary line, weather such as residents
expect in the spring was the rule. The
coldest point reported in the United States
by the government was at Helena. There
the thermometer mercury dropped from
78 to 40 in twenty-four hours. All the
northwestern states were cool, Minneap
olis having 30 degrees for its hottest mark.
Pittsburg had the most marvelous record
of all, for, while towns within a few hun
dred miles were sweltering, 80 was as high
as the mercury went in the smoky city.
Three Dead In New York.
New York, July 2.Three deaths from
the heat and four prostrations were re
ported up to 2 o'clock to-day.
at 8:17
urt man and a soldier," wjll be mitigated
Under the Law He Must Beturn All
Moneys Received on Littauer
e Glove Contracts. * ' i'*^
If His Own Allegations Are True He
May Find Himself in Dif
ficulties. -
New York Sua Speolal Berries.
Washington, July 2.A thoro inquiry
Into contracts for the army is to be made
by officials ot the 'war department. It
was said at the department that Repre
sentative Littauer had been a frequent
visitor, and on certain occasions had dis
cussed the glove business in a general
way, but never had made any reference
to any particular .contract.
It is said that proceedings can now be
instituted under the law to recover the.
money paid to Lyon for the goods which I storm of indignation from republican
The Price of Fireworks Has Gone UpWe Know SeveraldLnxious Parents Who Will Be Very Thank-
ful if That Is All That Goes Up Before the Fourth Is Over.
he supplied, and which it can be shown
came from, the firm-of Littauer Brothers.'
One official pointed out" that under the
revised statutes it is the duty of the
quartermaster general to call'upori Lyon
and his sureties for the repayment to the
government of all money for goods pur
chased by the government unde*r the Lyon
contracts and which were supplied by
Representative Littauer's firm./.: ...
President Determines to Do Away
.:\, With Favoritism in Establish
ment of Rural Routes.
Hereafter the Applications of Re-
... - publican and' Democratic Con- f
J~:: - gressmen Will Fare Alike.
Politicians Expected to /ppos the
V plan, but It Will Be
Carried Out.
Hew York Sun Bpeai*i.Berrle,.
Washington, July 2.A new ana radi
oal policy in dealing with, the immense
and growing rural free delivery service,
and one that wflj 'probatory' call 'forth a
lUIIIITTlllll ' ......... - -i.
iBbndsmen Are Liable."
Should repayment be refused the matter
would probably be then referred to the
attorney general to instigate proceedings
against Lyon's bondsmen, wTiich in some
of the contracts would include William
Littauer. It is said that any prosecution
of Representative Littauer for a violation
of the statutes prohibiting members of
congress from being interested In con
tracts with the government win depend
upon the. result of the investigation which
it is proposed ~to make of all the' contracts
with Lyon and should It be shown that
any official of the war department had
any reason to suspect that Mr, Littauer'
was connected with Lyon in his trahsf
actions, there will-be no hesitancy in call*
ing him to account.
It is recalled that once before the charge
was made that Representative Litttaue'r
was interested in glove contracts and that
a San Francisco Arm which had bid on
these supplies had protested and called
attention to the clause ' in the revised
statutes prohibiting a member of congress
from receiving any benefit from contracts
with the government. ^,.%
Says She Realizes Now That the
Lieutenant Never Belonged
. to Her. i.
New York Sun Special Serriee.
Chicago, July 2.The little woman who,
until last Sunday, believed herself to be
the bride of Lieutenant William F. McCue,
First infantry, U. S. A., returned to her
home in San Francisco, last night con
vinced that her supposed husband has a
wife living in Cincinnati and that he. is
at least temporarily insane.
.'I love William as well as I ever did,"
she said. "But- there is nothing left for
me to do except give him up. He doesn't
belong to me any longerIn fact, I real
ize now that he never did."
Mrs. McCue No. 2, or Mlss^Viola Simon,
as she must hereafter be known, went to
Fort Sheridan yesterday afternoon, where
McCue is being detained under surveil
lance. She talked with him "for several
hours, and then had an interview with
a post surgeon who' had examined him.
Just what was said is not known, but
when the interview was at an end. the
little woman announced her intention to
return to her father h^San Francisco.'
Army offlcials will
ttt,r nothing with
McCue's case, until mstrul^ions are. re
ceived from Washington. No charge'/ of
desertion will be placed againatti'^im, and
the charge of bigamy, which wiHvfake. the
form of "conduct unbecoming a gentle-
Jtoy whatever, prior, to
President Is Determined to Express
American Disapproval of the
J\3F/ Kishinef Massaore. '*V'
Attitude of the Russian Government,
- Expressed Unofficially, Will .^
- Have No Weight. *"ft, ':
$&%?* ~^\'* -
Washington, D. C , July 2.The position
of the administration as to the proposed
transmission of the petition of Jewish
citizens to the Russian government is
made clear by a statement authorized by
the state department. This was inspired
by newspaper publications reflecting the
attitude of the Russian government in the
event of the presentation of such a peti
tion, thru the medium of the United States
embassy at St. Petersburg. It received
careful consideration, both here and at
Oyster Bay.
members of both houses of congress, was.
announced yesterday at the pojftoffice de
partment to-go into effect immediately.
Briefly, the announcement means that
hereafter ,tlfr willbe\no patronage in
volved in the extension of this service,
and* in the language of a high officer of
the/department, "the pull of a senator or
representative, -no -matter how prominent,
woht he worth- a * tinker's damn toward
putting a route where it has no business
to/go." More remarkable still, In the al
lotment of rural free delivery routes re
publican and -democratic
" " *,.,."
Glove Man Says His Firm Had No In
terest In Government Contracts.
New York Bun Special Service. ,'-'
Gloversv'llle,"-N. Y., July 3.Representa
tive L. N. Littauer of the twenty-second
New York district, has made a long expla
nation regarding his alleged connection
with the government contracts. He said
in part:
"I am personally thoroly ^conversant
with all the transactions of our firm of
Littauer Brothers, composed of myself
and my brother, Eugene Littauer, with
Edmond R. Lwon. Edmond R. Lyon was
for many years a manufacturer of furs.
He was to my knowledge a successful
bidder for United States army contracts
for muskrat fur caps and muskrat fur
gauntlet gloves. At least twenty years
ago my father, to whose business the
present firm succeeded, manufactured
muskrat gauntlets for Edmond R. Lyon,
which he.sold.to the United States army.
When we succeeded to the-business we
continued, to receive from Lyon orders to
manufacture such gauntlets and continued
to do so until his defalcation and bank
."The bills for shipments made were de
livered to Lyon at the prices agreed upon.
iGur firm had no. Interest in these con
tracts. W e simply sold our goods to Ly
on. We entered into no.contract -with "him
the receipt of' the ,vaf-
At the state department is was said by
a high official, in the absence of Secretary
Hay, that the delay in forwarding the
petition was due to the delay of the peti
tioners in furnishing the address.
"The state department has been care-
ful," said this official, "to act only in ac
cordance with all requirements of official
propriety, but within the limits thus laid
down it will most certainly not hesitate to
give expression to the sympathy felt not
only by the administration, but by all
the American, people for -the unfortunate
Jews who have been the victims in the
recent appalling' massacres and out
rages[" '.'...
In this connection it was pointed out
by another official that-it, seemed strange
J hat **the Russian government should
choose this "method of making a statement
to the American people at the very time
when by methods certainly the reverse of
friendly it has sought to make China Join
in breaking the plighted faith of all
treaties as to the open .door in Manchuria
and has endeavored to bar our people
from.access to Manchurian trade."
Press advices from St. Petersburg, say:
"The Russian government must cate
gorically refuse to receive from any power
any petitions, representations, or com
munication relative to its internal
This is the closing paragraph of a state
ment given out by the .highest authority.
Its significance is deep. It is a direct
warning to President Roosevelt that
should he carry out his expressed inten
tion to send to the czar the Jewish peti
tion he will be told to mind his own busi
ness. This means that the friendly re
lations which have existed for so many
years between Russia and the United
States will become strained. To put it
plainly, the United States is in danger of
receiving a slap in the face from Russia.
The president, however, has said that
he would forward th* petition and he will
keep his word.
Acting Secretary of State Loomls has
been notified that the petition will prob
ably be delivered at the state department
or at Oyster Bay in about a week. The
document is being sent from one city to
another to secure signatures of represen
tative Hebrews and American publicists
N congressmen
-Will be treated exactly alike-that is
their recommendations and influence will
have equal weight.
i Officers of the postoffice?
toy that the new policy was not adopted
as the result of a suggestion from Post^
master General Payne, but that' the lh4
itlatlve came from the president himself.
It Is pointed out 'that Mr. Payne is a
praoticai politician and that the views
he has been heard to express with regard
to, the rural free delivery service have
never included the "no patronage", idea.
Fourth Assistant: Postmaster "General
Brlstow,. now the head of the" free dellv-,
ery service and in charge of the present
general . Investigation of postal service
scandals, is acknowledged to be just the
man to carry out .the new policy. He Is
conscientious and-absolutely fearless. .,,
State Becomes the Unit. 'vf
Heretofore in all matters pertaining to.
the extension of the rural free delivery
service the congressional district has been
the unit upon which all calculations were
based. Over these congressional distriots
or units in the. service the members of
the house of representatives have held
absolute sway.
Some of the districts represented by
men who are either powerful in party
councils of else. were exceptionally good
friends of ex-Superintehdent of Free De
livery Machen, look like spider webs, so
crossed and criss-xrossed are they with
rural routes.
Democratic, members of both houses got
what they facetiously termed "the leav
ings" unless, of course, they happened to
be useful or particularly friendly to
Machen. In the latter case, party lines
were abolished. '
Under the new policy the state replaces
the congressional district as the rural
free delivery unit.
A cursory Investigation by Inspectors
under Mr. Brlstow has already shown that
under the former polioy hundreds of
routes were established absolutely with
out excuse. Routes of this class will be
abolished and fourth-class postofflces
wiU be re-established where necessary.
The last step in the settlement of the
scandals in the money order division of
the postoffice department by reason of
which Superintendent Metcalf was re
cently summarily dismissed, was taken
yesterday, when Postmaster General
Payne awarded the contract for print
ing money order blanks to Paul Herman
of Rutherford, N. J., the lowest of four
teen bidders. The recognition of- Her-
man as a bidder for the printing was ~htt
.terly, .opposed and t} award w U make
in every section.
Members Opposed tot Chamberlain's
Tariff Policy Meet and Appoint
-. , a Committee.
Hew York Sua Special Service. - / \ -,**'
London, July 2.Fifty-four unionist
members of parliament who oppose the
taxation of food for protection purposes,
met in one of the ^ committee-rooms of
the house of commons, yesterday to discuss
the question of what action should be
taken regarding M a Chamberlain's tariff
proposals. "* .. *
Viscount Goschen, who was specially in
vited to attend, and Sir Michael Hicks
Beach, both of
s "
Seeks to Pay Indemnity atTael Bate
" Despite Protests. j'5
Hew Tork Sun Special Service. - 5^fH
Peking, July 2.The semiannual install
ment of the Indemnity to the powers was
paid to-day in, silver at Shanghai. In
addition to there being a default in the
protocol, the payment was made at the
tael rate, which is 22 cents below the cur
rent rate of exchange.
Th6 entire diplomatic body foresees
only misfortune for China in the indem
nity default. The
I t sYispects a trick and refuses to acknowl
edge the raoaiftt of the oroposal or-to- re-
"fee* '
_i_ .Mil *if*"^r7 - =-
Constitution Is Disabled and With-
drawsReliance and Colum-
, " bia Fight It Out. l~-
Batemans Point, R. I., July 2.For the
first time since the 90-footers began their
contest .off Newport early conditions to
day gave promise of excellent racing
weather. The sky was clear and the
southwestern wind has blown the yachts
over the course off Brentons Reef in
record time for the past two days was
not only still in evidence this morning,
but seemed to be blowing stronger than
When the.yachts reached the starting
line their skippers discovered that the
wind was increasing every minute, so club
topsails were all hauled down and all
three- prepared for the race under three
lower sails. A triangular course of thirty
miles was signaledten miles to each leg.
Tile warning signal was fired at 12:25.
Reliance and Constitution held away
too long and th eColumbia came down and
swinging around headed for the line on the
starboard tack, well in advance of the
other. two. The starting times as seen
from shore were:
Colombia 12:30:48
Belianee .-.**............... I2:82.a
Constitution v... 12:32:00
At the start the wind was blowing fully
twenty miles an hour. The yachts had
scarcely-sailed half a mile when the gaff
of the Constitution suddenly came down
and from shore it looks as if her peak
fc&iyaai&vhaa givetf way She at,once
withdrew Irom the race,arid Shortly after
wards. her. tender. picked, her. up and
.started back ..- "- ' .-'*--- -
Colombia aAd Reliance- kept on, the
Columbia maintaining her lead over the
new boat in a wonderful manner. Twenty
five minutes after the start she was still
In a commanding position. .
"Captains of Industry" Find Organ-
: ieed Labor of Use in Their
President Roosevelt to "Put a Girdle
'Round the Earth," via the ,..
.. Pacifio Cable. . '^. " -
Hew York Bun Special Service. :: .- "
Oyster Bay, July 2.Clarence H.
Mackey, president of the Pacific Commer
cial Cable company, will visit the presi
dent to-day to make arrangements for a
fitting celebration ,of the Fourth In con
nection with the-formal opening of the
Pacific cable to Manila.
It is now the intention to have the
president write a cable message to him
self and send It from here around the
world by way of the new line.
The cable from Honolulu to Manila, a
distance of 6,500 mUes, will be used for
the first time in the sending of the pres
ident's message.
From Oyster Bay the message will go to
San Francisco, Honolulu, Manila, Hong
Kong, "VTadlvostock, Moscow, St. Peters
burg, Hamburg and,back to New York.
Thirty operators will take part in the
transmission of the message.
Miss Alice Roosevelt, who has been vis
iting friends in Massachusetts, arrived'
here last evening. She was driven di
rectly to Sagamore Hill.
r f
To-day's Rain Hit Even the Dry
^^Bpots in Spring Wheat ~ -'
" * -l: " * Area.
ft * , * '-
United States Secures Naval Stations
in Cuba. ..
e is
unable to.understand-the1
proposal .
Havana, July 2.The treaty covering
the. naval and coaling station bases and
the treaty placing the Isle of Pines wholly
under Cuban sovereignty were signed to-
General Alarm Caused in Minneapo*
/ lis by Threatening Aspect ^
of Clouds.
Rumors of Hurricanes in Various
whom were formerly
chancellors of the exchequer, made strik
ing speeches in which they reiterated their
objections to Mr. Chamberlain's proposals,
but declared their loyalty to the unionist
party, which, they said, it was their duty
to save from defeat by preventing it from
being committed to protection. They
claimed to be friends, not enemies of the
government, which they seek to save from
A resolution was unanimously, adopted
appointing a committee of which Sir
Michael Hicks-Beach is chairman, to ex
amine into the probable effect of the
proposed tariff changes, and to educate the
electorate so as to prevent voters from
being misled. *
Parts of State Hot
Since to-day's storm passed, there have
been rumors of a tornado with fifty-five
killed at. Benson. They appear to be
without foundation, as the Great Northern
telegraph operator there answers "All
right." - ''. -
"Probably showers" was the local pre- .
dievtion for to-day and the heaviest rain of
the year descended upon Minneapolis at
noon. An Inch and a half of water fell in
an hour and a half. j
The rainfall began at 11:65 with such "
darkening of" the sky that some .persons
were apprehensive of a tornado. But that
variety of storm seldom appears before 3
p. m. Indeed, the clouds at noon afforded
no ground for alarm. The rapid descent -
of the barometer to 28.73 was a phenome- \
non not at all uncommon at the beginning,
of thunder showers. A few minutes before
the rain descended, the wind shifted from
the southeast to the north, and within a
short time the thermometer fell 11 degrees'
from 76-to 65. The downpour ceased at
1:25 p. m.
Altho the rain to-day was heavy, it'
was not torrential. The rate of precipi
tationone inch an hourhas been sur-:
passed more than once in the spring and
summer months. On June 22, 1899, the,
day of the New Richmond tornado, 2.2*
inches of rain fell here within one hour.
On June 16, 1901, 1.48 inches feU in thirty
five minutes. On May 21, 1898, one inch of
water was recorded in forty minutes, -
which w as at the rate of one and a half
inches in one hour. Aug. 8, 1900, the ex
traordinary rainfall of 1.24 inches w as
condensed into twenty-five minutes. This
was equivalent to no less than three'
inches to the hour, an exuberance of
moisture that would arouse envy in the
bosom of a Hindoo or a British Colum
Aberdeen raining1
New Yrk Sua Speolal flertlce.
Chicago, July* 2."The. trades union
makes use of the monopolistic power of
the trusts to force up wages and to charge
the increase to the public. The interest
of the public in labor organizations-is due
to the existence of trusts."
This was the phase of the industrial
problem presented yesterday by Profes
sor John Bates Clark at the University
of Chicago. He said that when labor de
manded from the individual producer an
increase of wages which, his business
would not warrant, it could not -be al
lowed. When, however, labor Insisted on
an Increase from a trust,. the demand
could be granted, because the trust, by
the: use of its monopolistic power, could
force up prlces'hlgh enough to cover the
"The trust," "said Professor Clark,
"makes Use of the monopolistic power |of
the trades union to raise the scale of
wages in other mills and thus to crush
out competition. I have personal knowl
edge of tan American trust which, to crip
ple competing mills, voluntarily raised
wages 25 per cent. The union promptly
forced a similar increase In the other
mills and they were forced, to run at a
severe loss. The trust' Itself did not lose,
because, shortly after the new scale was
adopted its mills were shut "down for a
time, as a large reserve stock was on
hand." _
. 'A
Bulls and Bears In Darkness, ^.
Grain men at the Chamber of CommeTceT^^
groped around in semi-darkness while the
great storm cloud passed over. There was
.no way to light the big exchange room,a^A'|*'
and trading In the pit was almost sus-l-^^T
pendedtis at one time rt w as almost fan-" " %jfr
possible to see across the pit, while the^ *"?
figures'" on the blackboard were not dis-p -*.
cernlble at all. - J--^*"
Fairmont, Owatonna, Albert Iiea, Farilwott^.^V
Eau Claire, WinonaClear, fine, calm to north? i_,
Wwtiripd 56 to 70 Crops doing nicely. *M.*
: R.c^Wter-CkHMUr.eool, lig ht rain, calm 60.
: /mnnebagto. Henomonie, Bed- Wing, Sfc" -, .,
f?jqjJ^*^ -'WSMb Awttih--Clea^JCliB^,W"tj,,
&jfc , ^~L
~rcropl^idMng'-lmfc^: -: - :
" V T
at Groton and Litchfield crop a ffi
improved and doing toe. " - ^*S
Mayrille, Grand Forks, Larlmore, Valley City,*",1
Brainerd, Wadena, Fargo, Little Fallls, Crooks- P%
tonRaining {.generally calm to southeast wind? -%*
60 to 67. Crop greatly Improved. *- .*
St. Cloud, Warrren, Winnipeg, Grafton, De
troit, Staples, Casselton, Jamestown.Sloiidy and
calm temperature, 58 to 66. Rain last night at
all points except Winnipeg. Crops look much
better, but more rain needed.
Sioux City, St. Peter, Sheldon, New TJlm, Man- ,
kato, Madelia, Sioux Falls, Lnrerne, Wlndom
Generally clear to partly cloudy temperature,
75 to 80. Crop looking fine. Some rtiBt appear*
ing on wheat at Windom. ,-t*- ^ --
A Driving Relief In
A driving rain fell In the Red River'
valley this morning, wetting down the
country generally and bringing relief ta
the sections where the spring wheat con-.
ditlon has been the poorest. The rain be-'
gan early in the night on a line from De*'
trolt to'St. Cloud, and continued heavy,
from midnight on, shifting meanwhile ta
the nortHand west and crossing the valley
diagonally into North Dakota. Moorehead
Fargo and Grand Forks^centers of com
plaint and discouraging crop reportshad,
relief. The rains were light around Grand1
Forks, but of two hours* duration. Moor
head had .46 of an inch, to 8 o'clock this
morning, with more in.prospect. Fargo'
had a good rain and at 10 a. m. rain was
still falling. Casselton had a good wetting
down. At Comstock the rain, began at 4,
a.m. and to 10:30 rain was still falling.'
Grafton, N. D., received relief. At Com*'!
stock the observation covered the country'
for some distance around, and north of.
Stephens the country wag reported wetl
down generally, altho the rains were no*1
especially heavy. Campbell showed ufli
with 1.07 inches, and Crookston with .45*1
Larimore got the tail end of the storm and'
had only .08 of an inch up to 8 a. in-., alth*aj
the reports at 9 o'clock said it was
cloudy and more rain appeared likely.
Oakes, N. D., took the record for heavy1.,
'- Around that point the downpour}
rain. was excessive and about four Inches fell!
up to 10 a. m. The Bismarck extension^
of the Soo sends In numerous reports oil
rain. Courtenay, N. D has been the cen'-!
ter of a dry. hot territory, but last night'
a thunderstorm broke suddenly Just south,
of the town and passed over it, wettln#j
down an extensive area, HUlsboro, N'
D., In the valley, had a fair rain.
' The rains have now been general, nor ia
the end in sight yet. Indications are for
continued cloudy skies over Minnesota'
and South Dakota, and portions of North)1
Dakota, with, probably showers to-night
and Friday. -
Hall at Benson.
At noon Benson, Minn., wired that ai
hail storm was then passing over thai
point doing great damage to all. crops.
Perfect Torrent of Wafer Falls
Stillwater. T v
Speolal to The Journal. ' -"
Stillwater, Minn., July 2.The hardest
rain In ten years occurred at noon to-day.
The cedar block paving on the north side
of Chestnut street, from Second to Third,
was torn up by the flood and some of J t
floated Into Lake St. Croix.
Cellars were filled with water and so
much sand and debris were washed upon
the electric railway track that cars could'
not run down into the city. The rah*
came down in torrents for about an hour*
The total damage will be heavy.
4^ *'
^.--*"'^'.^ f .4''
Willmar, Morris, Slilbank, BensonRaining,' * sPp
east wind to strong northwest- wind tempera* ^
tares, 62 to.68 crops fine bad plenty of rain. - '
Atwater, Aberdeen, OrtonYille, Groton, Lltch- ^ ,
Held, Webster, AppletonCloudy threatening: i
temperatures, 08
heavy, rain last night *C g ,
p .%
** -
Rain Brings
Began at 1 O'clock This Morning and Corn
tlnuetf Six Hours.
Special to The Journal. ^.'^
Bismarck, N. D., /July- 2.General ^ahd
soaking rains have saved part of the grain
.crop, ia tfca Re&tia part of &o ajtajt* and

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