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PRICE TWO CENTS.,
^TEARS ARE BURIED
MANY FATHOMS DEEP
WITH WHEAT $1,081
EVEN BULLS GASP
^September Option Reaches Dizzy
Figure on More Reports
BLACK RUST HITS
Realization of What Was Before
a Possibility Was What
Wheat touched $1.08% todaythe
highest point ever known in a legiti
mate bull market and the highest
figure ever recorded in Minneapolis
September in the history of the trade.
The Leiter corner of 1898 put May
and July prices to higher levels, but
this was manipulation. Never before
has wheat sold so high on crop condi
tions and in th efaoe of a new crop
The boom this morning struck ter
ror into the hearts of the privilege
traders, many of whom had sold calls
yesterday at $1.08, and lower. Near
the close, they' bought in to cover,
making the excitement great and the
Black rust crossed the Canadian
line at a new point this morning, and
wheat crossed the price line for a
new high point, September selling In
the Minneapolis pit at $1.08%.
Yesterday rust was reported at Port
age laPrairie, Man. This morning
Winnipeg said it was along the Can
adian Pacific In fields south and east
of Arnaud and Otterburne on the op
posite side of the Red river. Twice on
this bull market wheat halted just
under $1.06 and the line appeared
drawn. Today September ewnt thru
$1.06 with one Jump.
What Canadian Rust Means.
If this Canadian rust damage is ex
tensive, It will be the most Important
bull factor yet brought out. Since the
bull market that has carried Septem- raised an would not be raised be
ber wheat up from 78o first began,
Liverpool has lagged behind. Eng
land can draw for wheat not only
upon America, but upon India, Ar
gentine and Australia. Most of all
she has of late depended upon the
Canadian northwest. Hence, despite
the boom in American markets, Liver
pool has refused to follow, and Chi
cago wheat, which should normally
be 18c to 14c under Liverpool, has
been 2o to 8c over, while Minneapolis
flour, based upon cash wheat at $1.12..
to $1-45 a bushel, Is out of line, mill
ers can sell no flour abroad", and many
local mills are closed. If, however,
it should prove that England's Cana
dian wheat supply has been seriously
impaired, Liverpool may wake up.
Experts Are On Deck.
Every crop expert In the country is
either in the northwest fields or
headed north. H. V. Jones left Min
neapolis again last night. Snow is in
he Red river valley. John Inglls is
in Manitoba Pringle, the big Chicago
grain man, and many from Minne
apolis and Chicago trade are en route
for the Manitoba fields.
The first car of new Minnesota No.
I northern wheat was brought by the
Milwaukee from the Hastings & Da
kota division consigned to ID. A.
Brown & Co. It sold at Bo over Sep
Other Crop Disasters.
"Fifty years ago rust ruined a splen
did wheat crop," said James Marshall,
president of the Minneapolis Chamber
of Commerce. In 1854 I was in the
field in southern Wisconsin and saw
the ravages over a wide area in what
Was then the center of what-produc
tion. Again, In 1878, I was in the
field. The wheat growing center had
in the meantime shifted to the north
and west. Men in the field In those
days always kept in closest touch with
Milwaukee, then far more important
than Minneapolis or even Chicago as a
primary market, and the home of the
Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul rail
road. I sent the' first rust reports
of 1878, and having my experience of
1854 still in mind, knew that the crop
had been hit hard. My view of it
after finding rust in the field was so
utterly at variance with my earlier re
ports and with reports that other ob
servers were still sending that they
failed to meet aceptance. Later, how
ever, they found that there had been
a crop calamity.
"With reference to the scientific
talk of poor seed, I am inclined to
question the theory. The finest quali
ty of wheat the northwest ever raised
was the crop of 1877. From this
crop, comprising almost entirely No. 1
hard, or No. 1 northern wheat, the
fields of 1878 were sown, yet that crop
was ruined by rust. Rust is, in my
opinion, very largely a climatic propo
REACHED $1,051/8 IN CHICAGO
Bunch of Pessimistic Reports Caused
Rise of 2'/2c.
Chicago, Aug. 16.In a runaway
market today wheat made a new high
record for the season. The September
option touched $1.05% and closed
strong at the top figures of the day a
net gain of 2%c.
There was only one cause for the
excited advance. This was a flood of
crop reports more pessimistic than
any heretofore sent. The one which
set the pit seemingly crazy was a dis
patch from Grand Forks, N. D., in the
Red river valley, declaring that fields
in that famous wheat-growing sec
tion are in a condition described as
RUSSIA TO ABOLISH
S Petersburg, Aug. 16.One of
the acts of grace signalizing the birth
of an heir to the throne will be the
total abolition of corporal punish
ment thruout Russia. A ukase is ex
It is reported that Emperor Wil
liam of Germany has asked for the
privilege of acting as one of the god
fathers of the heir. The christening
will take place Aug. 25.
The Twelfth Siberian regiment has
been honored by a dispatch from the
MAYOR FAILS TO
END MEAT STRIKE
Both Packers and Strikers Place
Obstacles in Way of In
Chicago, Aug. 16.Despite the
mayor's intervention, prospects for
peace in the packinghouse strike were
far from reassuring today. The
packers at a meeting held last night
in Swift & Company's offices ap
pointed a committee consisting of Ed
ward Tilden, Thomas Wilson and
Thomas E. Conners to represent
them at a conference with the mayor,
but today an official of one of the
big companies poured cold water on
the enterprise by declaring that "there
was nothing on earth the mayor could
do to bring about a settlement."
The packers' attitude was that while
nothing of benefit could arise by a
meeting with the mayor it would not
do to refuse to go to the city hall.
On the other hand the strike lead
ers are equally antagonistic. Presi
dent Donnelly declared he did not ex
pect to be present at the time the
conference was to meet. President
Donnelly said his reason was that at
the hour named he had to address
the hog butchers'. union.
"And the hog butchers are a great
deal more important to me than the
mayor," said the head of the strikers.
"Harrison was too long getting in.
He has heard our say for fair police
treatment and has ignored it. He need
not think that now he an snas his
fingers or whistle and have us come
at his bidding."
Without waiting for the time set,
the packers sent a committee to May
or Harrison and informed him it
would do no good to arrange a joint
conference with the strike leaders.
The committee contended that the
packers had already won the strike
and had no reason to meet the strik
Packers Reject Mayor.
The packers told the mayor that
he should consider that they con
trolled Chicago's greatest industry and
had such vast Interests at stake that
they could not be dominated by their
employees that they wanted to be
fair that prices of meat had not been
cause of the strike and they could not
accept anybody's intervention.
The mayor is reported to have said
in reply that he was satisfied his good
offices were useless and that he would
make no further effort to bring about
a meeting between the packers and
Charged with threatening the life
of David Levi, nephew of Nelson Mor
ris of Nelson Morris & Co. and also a
superintendent at the stockyards, B.
Capek was arrested on a warrant
sworn out before Justice Quinn.
Strikebreakers Are "OxtfSstd/i^
In response to a request from the
city building department and Health
Commissioner Reynolds, the heads of
the various packing companies today
made affidavits that they are not con
ducting lodglnghouses, boardinghouses
or hotels for their workmen. This
was necessary to show that the law
which says such places must be con
ducted for a consideration was not
being violated. The packers declare
the strikebreakers are merely guests.
The housing of the strikebreakers In
side the plants is not called for In the
labor contract and oauses no diminu
tion in compensation.
Demand for Domestic Help From
New York and the Cities of
New Tork, Aug. 16.It has devel
oped that places readily could be
found for nearly 100,000 servant girls
If the latter could be seoured.
The demand comes not only from
this city, but from the west as well,
whence the clamor for domestic help
is as insistent as in this city and vi
Chicago is on the list of applicants
and inquiries from there indicate that
the scarcity of help in that city is as
bad as in New York.
This remarkable shortage in the
supply of household maids was de
veloped by the inquiries by an indus
trial organization into the proportion
of female immigrants arriving here
within the last six months.
The authorities on Ellis island could
place 40,000 domestic servants in po
sition within a radius of twenty miles
of the metropolis within three hours
after their arrival. More than as
many more could be placed in the
"The only trouble is we have not
the 40,000," said an official of the
immigration bureau., "Never before
in the history of this bureau has there
been such a great demand for do
mestic help. It is a notable illustra
tion of the good times that prevail,
When times are poor, domestic ser
vants are among the first to suffer.
"Emigration from the British isles
is a disappointment so far as the num
bers are concerned. The British gov
ernment is doing all in its power to
discourage emigration. A few years
ago Great Britain was doing all in her
power to encourage emigration.
"My estimate of 40,000 homes want
ing servants is ar low one, but it is
based on actual knowledge and first
MRS. MAYBRICK TO BE
ADMITTED TO AMERICA
Washington, Aug. 16.It was stated
at the bureau of immigration today
that its officials in charge at New
York have instructions not to detain
Mrs. Florence Maybrick, now on her
way to America, after spending years
in an English prison. The New Tork
officials have been given instructions
to extend to her every courtesy due an
American citizen and to facilitate her
landing as far as possible. This was
the decision reached here when the
coming of Mrs. Maybrick was first an-
BACK OF PARKER
Campaign Book Says Candidate
Owes Nomination to Wall
New York Sun Special Servioo,
New York, Aug. 16.In the cam
paign ,book just issued by the repub
lican national committee, an attack
is made on former Judge Parker and
the manner of his nomination.. In
the chapter entitled "The Trusts and
Judge Parker," the campaign book
"Judge Parker owes his nomina
tion as democratic candidate for the
presidency to certain powerful finan
cial interests in Wall street: This is
a matter of record. The chief pro
moter of his eandidacy was August
The writer says that in the organ
ization of the New York democratic
state committee, Parker's influence
secured the election of Cord Meyer
as chairman of the state' committee
and of Patrick H. McCarren as chair
man of the executive committee.
Cord Meyer, the book says, was one
of the original stockholders of the
first organization of the sugar trust,
and when, after an investigation of
the combine, a committee of the New
York legislature voted a condemna
tion, McCarren refused to sign it, and
brought in a minority report approv
ing the trust.
DEATH OF LADY DE LOTBINIERE.
Vlotorla, B. C Aug. 16.Lady de Lot
biniere, wife of Sir Henry G. Joly de Lot
biniere, lieutenant governor of British Co
lumbia, is dead, aged 67. She is survived
by six of her eleven children.
VON PLEHVE'S SLAYER KNOWN.
Paris, Aug. 16.The St. Petersburg cor
respondent of the Petit Journal says the
assassin of M. von Plehve, minister of the
interior, has been identified as a Russian
nobleman named Sazonoff.
RUSSIAN WARSHIPS SUNK OR MADE USELESS BY TOGO
Former Ship Trust Promoter Is
Making a Deal With the
St. Petersburg, Aug. 16.It is
learned, that Lewis Nixon, a- well-
known shipbuilder of New York, who
has been in St. Petersburg for several
days, came here at the request of the
Russian admiralty, and that negotia
tions are progressing between the ad
miralty and Mr. Nixon, but whether
for sale of ships, machinery or what
is not ascertainable.
Mr. Nixon went to Sebastopol Fri
day to confer with the commander of
the Black sea fleet.
WARD AND WRIGHT CHAMPIONS.
Newport, R. I., Aug. 16.Ward and
Wright have won the national double ten
nis championship, defeating Collins and
Little, 2-6, 6-3, 1-6, 6-4, 6-1.
TUESDAY -EVENING, AUGUST 16, 1904. 12 PAGESFIVE O'CLOCK.
OF G.A, R, MARCH
Great Parade of Old Soldiers At
tracts Thousands of Onlook
ers in Boston.
Boston, Mass., Aug. 16.Twenty-
six thousand survivors of the union
forces which fought in the civil war
marched thru the winding streets of
historic Boston today, and more than
500,000 people, who had assembled
from all sections of the United States,
saw ass in review the Grand Army
of the Republic. This was the feature
of all the events of national encamp
At the statehouse the parade was
reviewed by Governor Bates, with
Governor "Van Sant of Minnesota and
severaLi former Massachusetts gov
ernors, Senator Lodge and Booker T.
Washington. At the city hall, Mayor
Collins, with former mayors of the
city,' saw the pagea.nt, and on Boylston
street Commander-in-Chief Black re
viewed comrades who had come fronf
forty-two states and two territories.
Arrangements had been made for
veterans who were physically unable
to engage in the parade or who did
not care to do
from a in Winthro
Forty-two states and two territories
were represented in the column be
sides the Potomao division, made up
of the Old Guards of Washington,
D. C. Bach state comprised a di
vision with the exception of Massa
chusetts, which had two divisions,
there being 135 posts in line from this
to the proces-
New England posts numbered about
7,000 men, New York had two bat
talions West Virginia 18 posts, Ken
tucky 12 posts North Dakota, 10 and
Minnesota 13 posts. The Maryland
delegation numbered about 1.000 men
and that from Ohio about 750. Cali
fornia was represented by two posts
and Oregon by one. It \yas estimated
that the column would require about
three hours to pass a given point.
PORT ARTHUR SHIPS
Will Accept Indemnity for Knight
Commander Stands for
London, Aug. 16.The final cabinet
council of the parliamentary session
was held yesterday. After the coun
cil closed, the emphatic statement was
made that Great Britain feels it is
absolutely essential to her own inter
ests and those of the entire world
that the neutrality of China shall be
observed by Russia and Japan.
In connection with the Knight Com
mander case, the British government
will instruct Ambassador Hardinge
that it cannot admit the contention
that the steamer was rightfully sunk
and will insist that there was no jus
tification for so doing in international
law. It is fully expected in oabinet
circles that the question will be ad
justed by Russia's paying an adequate
While insisting that China shall
continue neutral, the government will
give Japan every opportunity to show,
if possible, a justification,for the ac
tion of the torpedoboat destroyer in
capturing the Ryeshitelni. Exchanges
on the subject have occurred between
Great Britain and Japan. The latter
insist that the Russians were the ag
gressors, but the reports of British
officers seem to establish the fact that
the Japanese took the initiative.
Officials and diplomats here recog
nize the importance of the Washing
ton statement that the United States
can do no more than to use her offi
cial influence to preserve the neutrali
ty of China, but it Is pointed out this
had proved most effective in the past,
particularly in the negotiations fol
lowing the Boxer outbreak, and prob
ably it would have the same result to
day, particularly as Great Britain pro
poses to support the same prinoiple.
An active exchange of views is known
to have been in progress at Peking.
Washington, Aug. 16.Mr. Conger,
the American minister at Peking, has
cabled to the state department under
this date as follows:
The Russian minister has sent to Re
Chinese government a strong note charg
ing it with duplicity in the Ryeshitelni
affair, charging the Chinese commodore
with cowardice or treason and demanding
a full explanation, the restoration of the
destroyer and severe punishment of the
commodore. The Chinese government has
demanded from the Japanese the restora
tion of the destroyer.
RUSSIA FILES PROTEST
Calls Ryeshitelni Seizure Flagrant,
_ Breach of International Law.
W London, *Aug 16.-^Areibassajdor
Benkendorff, carrying out the instruc
tions of Foreign Minister Lamsdorf,
presented this morning to Foreign
i Secretary Lansdowhe an official pro
test from his government against the
"flagrant violation of international
law and neutrality by the Japanese
torpedoboat destroyers at Chi-fu." The
protest is in the nature of a circular
to all the powers, and recites the facts
as already published.
The St. Petersburg. government as
serts that the Japanese had no right,
even to examine the Ryeshitelni to
determine whether she was disman
tled without first obtaining the per
mission of the Chinese admiral. So
far as can be learned, Lord Lans
downe will merely acknowledge the
receipt of the report reserving pos
sible* action on the part of Great
Britain until" all the facts are ascer
tained: There is reason to believe
that the inquiry commenced by the
British authorities after the capture
of the Ryeshitelni has been extended
so as to take in th entire question
as to how the belligerents have ob
served the neutrality of China.
The faots are being obtained in con
nection with the alleged establish
ment by a Russian consul of a wire
less telegraph plant at Chi-fu, with
which he communicates with Port
In respect to the Ryeshitelni the
British, officials say that much may be
said in support of the Japanese con
tention. If the Ryeshitelni, as the
Japanese, claim, brought dispatches
from Port Arthur she clearly, in the
British view, violated the neutrality
of China and thereby gave an exouse
for the Japanese actionr
IN GEORGIA TOWN
Negro's Life in DangerTele
graph Office Seized and
Statesboro, Ga., Aug. 16.Trouble
over the trial of negroes is imminent.
Several soldiers have been forcibly
disarmed by the citizens. Judge Daly,
who conducted the trial, is on the
court house steps at this hour (1 p.m.)
pleading with the people for quiet.
The mob is growing in number and
a lynching is feared at any moment.
Riot Call in Savannah.
Savannah, Ga., Aug. 16.The riot
call has been sounded in this oity for
the militia to assemble.
Mob Seizes Telegraph.
Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 16.The officials
of the Western Union here have been
advised by their managers at Savan
nah that the mob at Statesboro has
seized the Western Union operator
there and closed up the telegraph of
fice. It is impossible at this time to
communicate with Statesboro by tele
graph. GERMANS DEFEAT HEREROS
Flve^Offlcers and Nineteen Men Killed In
Southwest Africa. ~%F~
Berlin, Aug. 16.Four columns of Ger
man troops attacked the Hereras near
Hamakari, German Southwest Africa, on
the night of Aug. 11, the fighting contin
uing all day Aug. 12. The natives were
defeated with heavy losses.
Five German officers, including Count
von Arnlm, and nineteen men were killed.
Six officers, among them Baron'von Wat
ter, and fifty-two men, were wounded.
Two are missing.,,, Thousands of cattle
were captured. W-f
DRIVEN OUT BY
Battered Battleships Which Fled
Togo's Fire Emerge From
PALLADA SUNK BY JAPS
Battles Fought at Bayonet Point
on Hills Around Port
Chi-fu, Aug. 16.The Russian ships
at Port Arthur made a sortie early,
yesterday. They are now being pur-'
sued by the Japanese. A severe en-'
gagement is expeoted.
..The Japanese fleet kept off soms
distance from the entrance to Port'
Arthur during the past night, fearing
danger from torpedoes in the dark
ness. The battle, it is now believed,
will drift into this vicinity.
A telegram juBt received from Tsing
chau says that the officers of the
Russian battleship Czarevitch insist
that a Japanese battleship sank with
in full view during the battle of
Late today it is reported that altho
the Russian ships did not encounter
the Japanese fleet, nevertheless they
returned to Port Arthur. ^c
The Russian Casualties. ~^J*
S Petersburg, Aug. 16,The OfS
clal Messenger publishes a dispatch i
from Liao-yang which says news from i
Port Arthur announoes the Russian
casualties there in an attack on the HS*
fortress July 26, 27 and 28 as follows:,
Killed, 2 of floors and 2*8 men |,S&
wounded, 85 officers and. 1,66S men #&
prisoners, 1 officer and 88 men eight,
RUSSIAN SHIPS DISMANTLED
German Authorities Will Have No
Repetition of Chi-fu Accident
Tsing-chau, Aug. 16.The Russian
battleship Czarevitch and three tor
pedoboat destroyers, now' in the hands,
of the local government for repairs,
have been dismantled.
A Japanese destroyer entered the
harbor today, having on board thefi.
Japanese admiral, Ikadzuki, and hiSy?.,
staff for the purpose of calling on ther^
governor of Kiao-chau. '&-
At the governor's mansion*'" Gov-,],
ernor Truppel assured the Japanese^
admiral that all the Russian ships"
were dismantled, that their guns had'
been disabled and their ammunition"
removed. The admiral then de
parted and as- the Japanese -destroyer
left the harbor she was saluted by the,^
The Japanese officers assured the
correspondent of the Associated Press
that the Germans had promised that
the Chi-fu incident would not be re
peated at Tsing-chau. The Japanese
ships off this port include one cruiser
and four destroyers.
The Germans have notified the Jap
anese that they will fire on any ship
entering the harbor at night without
Every precaution is being taken to
guard against a repetition of the Chi
fu incident One German cruiser re
mains on guard outside the harbor*
The others are inside.
The correspondent is unable to con
firm the report that the protected
cruiser Novik was sunk forty miles
from Tsing-chau after the battle of
TAKEN AT POINT O BAYONET?
Hills Commanding, Eastern
Arthur Bastions Fall.
SWw York Son Special Service.
London, Aug. 16.The Express
correspondent at Chi-fu telegraphs- ]ggj
under date of Monday that for several 3
days the Japanese land attack on Port &1
Arthur has been going forward. Th
heights of Taku-shan, from which a S
temporary retirement was made, were*
stormed and taken at the point of the
bayonet These hills command the
eastern bastions. Shan-ku-shan and
Yoau-cheng were also captured and
on the western side the rapge of hills gj
overlooking the west ^ort is in the)
hands of the Japanese.
A terrifio artillery pounding has
been going on for a week. Assaults
in force are to be made at onoe.
Japanese reinforcements are arriving
On Wolf hill hundreds of guns'are
massed. From this direction will
come the main assault thru the river
valleys. All the fresh water springs
have been captured by the investing
APPEALS TO GOODNOW "j
Shanghai Taotai in Distress as to,
New York Bun Special Service.
Shanghai, Aug. 16, Tuesday.Th
taotai or local magistrate of Shang
hai, in great distress and perplexity,
has appealed to the United States
Consul General Goodnow for advice,
America being considered the only
unselfish friend China has among all
The presence here of the badly bat
tered cruiser Askold and torpedoboat
Grosovoi of the scattered Port Arthur
squadron, threatens to involve the
Peking government in serious Interna
tional complications, if not indeed in
When the two vessels stole in here
Saturday for refuge while they could
repair their grevious damages the
taotai served notice on the Russian,
consul, Mr. Kleymenoff, that they
must leave within the twenty-four
hours prescribed by the neutrality
laws of else must disarm.
The time limit expired Sunday, yet
the Russian ships did not leave.
Admiral Prince Ouktomsky, who ar
rived on the Askold, said they could
not go until they had made urgent re
pairs, but he tentatively agreed to dis-.-..
The Japanese consul, Otagiri Ma
sudzuke, went to the taotai and in-*-
formed him that his government in
structed him that the ships must put
to sea immediately or become prizes
of war at the termination of hostili*
The Chinese government is anxious
to preserve strict neutrality, but is.
powerless to force its Injunctions upo n'
Therefore the bewildered taotai,
sought counsel from Consul General:
Goodnow, who advised him to be firnv
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