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HE I E COURT S Shippers Warn EasternLines Against the Buffalo Tactics. Threaten Suit Unless Gars Are Furnished to Trans port Grain. Say They Can Prove Gross Discrimination and Get Relief. Denounce Railroads' Plea of Car Shortage as Ver iest Buncombe. Special to The Journal. HICAGO, Oct. 20.Unless the eastern railways by Monday night rescind, or at least greatly modify their rule against receiving grain off the lakes at Buffalo, the grain dealers of Chicago and New York will unite in starting proceedings in the federal courts to compel them to do so. This announcement was made today by a Chicago Board of Trade man who is a leader on the part of the local grain men in the struggle now on be tween the grain men of the northwest and the railways over grain shipments. The matter already has been referred by the shippers to counsel in New York. The proposed suit will be brought at Buffalo. The grain shippers express confidence that they can convince the courts that they are being grossly dis criminated against. They believe they can make a prima facie case Which will cause the issuance of a temporary order that will give them relief until the subject can be fully disposed of. Hurts Chicago Market. "We would take the matter before the interstate commerce commission," said the grain dealer, "but the com mission is so busy now with other mat ters that it is thought the chances of getting any assistance from them this season would be extremely poor. We want immediate action and we can get it only from the courts. "The course taken by the railroads is doing a great injury to the Chicago market. It is a deliberate effort on their part to deprive grain producers and shippers of the natural advantage of lake transportation. The railways are seeking more than the mere benefit of the all rail haul from Chicago east. If they can delay the grain movement until the latter part of November the roads will both grt to haul more grain all rail than they otherwise would and also have the advantage of the higher freight rates which always prevail after the lakes close. Pinches the Farmer. "The higher the freight rate the gTain shipper has to pay the smaller the price to the farmer, the smaller the profit to the dealer and the higher the price to the consumer. "The railways' claim that the course they have adopted is made necessary by the car shortage is buncombe. How ever great the shortage they could at least furnish as many cars in propor tion for the grain at Buffalo as at the same and other points for other pur poses. We want a decision from the courts regarding the matter, so that there will not be a recurrence next sea Bon of present conditions." Railway traffic officials deny the charges made by the grain men, and say that the car shortage is the sole cause of the Buffalo embargo. STORKS FOR PRESIDENT, PRESENTS FROM KAISER? New York Herald Special Service. New York, Oct. 20.Two storks, gifts to President Boosevelt, arrived to day on the steamship Amerika. The birds were put in the care of the chief officer by Mr. Hagenbeck, an animal dealer of Hamburg, who is said by the chief officer to be the donor, tho a per sistent rumor on shipboard had it that the actual giver is the emperor of Ger many, who takes this method of en couraging the well-known anti-raee sui cide views of the president. MISS JOHNSON A PLUNGER Special to The Journal. Cleveland, Oct. 20.Miss Bessie Johnson has been summoned by the federal authorities to tell what she knows about transactions of the broker age firm of Peter Fahey & Co. Attor ney A. B. Thompson, trustee in bank ruptcy, will try to force her to return $800, her winnings in stock deal, paid hoi by the firm.^j^^ .V. WjJ THIS PAP$R CONSISTS OF EIGHT PARTS AND THE JOVRNAJ, JUNIOR. SEE THAT YOU GET THEM ALK SQU1ERS FOR PANAMA HERBERT S. SQUIERS: By Publishers' Press. Washington, Oct. 20.It was an nounced from the White House tonight that Herbert S. Squiers of New York has been selected as minister to Panama to fill the vacancy caused by the retire ment of Judge Magoon. Mr. Squiers was former minister to Cuba. LO W FAR E FIGHT 7 Business Men to Join M. O. Leaders in Earnest Campaign. INNEAPOLIS is to have some streetcar fare excitement in dead earnest immediately following the coming election, or at least after the first of the year, when the new aldermen take their seats. This time the activity in behalf of cheaper car fares is not to be confined to a few practically unknown workers in the municipal ownership ranks. The leaders of the new movement will be the well-known leaders of the municipal ownership plan, assisted by several prominent business interests and busi ness men. Altho it was quietly done, an active effort has' already been made to bring the question before the council in the form of an ordinance demanding cheap er car fares. It is said that aldermen on both sides who were approached dodged and .manifested extreme nerv ousness and,fear of the cars. The al dermanie candidates, however, are mak ing their active campaigns partly on this platform. In the sixth ward John Peterson the republican candidate, fighting Lars Band is pledged to work for a reduction for car fares. In the seventh ward T. 0. Dahl, the democratic candidate is fighting Vaughn, and has pledged. to fight for seven fares for a quarter. In the twelfth ward another democrat, Mar tin McHale, is pledged to a car fare reduction movement. Several leading workers in the car fare reduction cam paign to be started, are greatly inter ested in the present campaign, some on one side and some on the other. With the campaign closed they will take up in earnest the car fare reduction drop ping entirely all political lines. The reduced fare organization will work with the several business organizations that are also interested, and will have the solid backing of the mass of" organ ized labor. UPHOLDS A BOYCOTT. Louisville, Oct. 20.Judge Klrby, In the chan cery division of the circuit court today ren dered a decision which upholds a peaceful boy cott. The decision, while not countenancing vio lence In any way. declares that the constitution gave every laborer the right to quit work when ever he wished, whether with or without reason, and that what one man could do alone was not unlawful for a number of men to do Jointly. "jrwf'T"' "?'.r fffiv^yt ifi:-si ^fgtSiS^%^ afeiipl^^ POPE'S FOE AS PREMIER M. GEORGES CLEMENCEAU, Interior minister of France who will probably succeed M. Sarrien as premier. This move would be most important to the Vatican, as M. Clemenceau is an ardent separationist. Bank of England Act Made Necessary by the Present Boundless Prosperity. W By W. W. Jermane. A.SHINGTON, Oct. 20.While treasury department experts attach no alarming signifi cance to the action of the Bank of England in raising its rate of discount to 6 per cent, it is viewed by the treas ury as a notable sign of the present strain in the financial situation. The long continuance of an unprece dented "boom" in industrial and com mercial enterprise, and the general, and apparently well-founded, expecta tion that this wave of prosperity will go on without check for considerable time to come, produces a demand for money that is beyond all previous ex perience, and the strain of this de mand ie felt with the greatest force in what is still the center of the world's exchanges, .the London money market. Will Serve as Check. In addition to these general causes/ there' is a special drain from Egypt upon the English money supply, owihjCj to the newly created agricultural Con ditions. The action of the Bank of England in raising its rate to a lioint not reached since 1890, when it was put up to 6 per cent, while a striking phe nomenon is generally looked upon by the treasury as nothing more than the defensive measure^ called for by these general circumstances, to prevent too great an outflow of gold as would en danger its reserve. At the same time the treasury feels it cannot fail to exercise a sobering effect in the financial world, and serve as a reminder that the sun may not always shine as brightly upon the world of enterprise and the world of specu lation as it has been doing, and this is a wholesome thing in a time of high tension and boundless optimism. WHQLE VILLAGES TO MOVE Zhitomir, Russia, Oct. 20.The peas ants of two villages, Pukoshovska and Doretz, in this vicinity, have decided to emigrate in a body to the United States. The men will leave this month to pre pare homes and the women and children will depart later in the year. *^K* By Publishers' Press.. NEW *$ Hlff>^ FUR OMPES! Tropical StornCj^Moves Up Atlantic Coast, Smiting Railroads Are Hit. The heavy fall of rain blocked traf fic on the New York Central, causing a delay of from half, an hour to three hours. From M^P^^iit^d the yard limit*, to a point'^re mile? out, the water reached the sfifps of thenars and' engt&gs:^wjjilforee< No seripu's gd^mage 'was done, noweyer, and ^affic was fully resumed tonight The stonh, hit Newark with full force, blowing down* telegraph and tele*' phone wires," killing several horses and severely shocking two men. According to the weather bureau ad vices, however, the force of the tropi cal disturbance has waned and Sunday promises to be a fair, cold, late Octo ber day. MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA, SUNDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 21, 1906. 72 PAGESPRICE 5 CENTS. Jj Many Points." A Loss of Life Reported South of Cape tl^tferas Charleston4 $* Hit -$ BIG SHIP STRANDED -& By Publishers' Press. Norfolk, Va., Oct. 20.A big steam ship, name unknown, stranded a half mile south of the Cape Henry life saving station 7:30 tonight, A gale was blowing at the time, a heavy sea is rolling and the waves probably are breaking over the ship. The crew is regarded as being in great danger. YORK, Oct... 20.Traveling northwesterly from Cuba and the southern' coast, the storm which has done so much damage in Florida and the south, is now general at nearly all of the north Atlantic coast points. The. downpour of rain is the heaviest in many months, and the high winds have practically tied up all navigation. Eeports of loss of life at many points south of Cape HatteTas are in circula tion, but most of them are .of a charac ter impossible of confirmation, at the present time. The storm hit this city today, tying up. transportation on some of the steam roads and making navigation in the harbor very dangerous. The big ocean liners Minnehaha and Etruria were in collision just north of the quarantine station. i3Both boats were damaged, but not to such an extent as to necessitate their returning to this city. The La Savoie, Lucania, Amerika and St. Louis, bound in, were com pelled to wait several hours until the storm subsided before they could cross the bar and come to, their piers. slow|y. Great Damage in Cuba. Havana, Oct. 20.More complete re ports have been received by Governor Magoon and show that the recent hur ricane which swept across Cuba has caused greater damage than was at first supposed. Scores of lives are now known to have been lost as the result of the storm. The worst reports come from Bata Bano on tne south coast of Cuba, the point where the cyclone first struck the island. Forty fishing schooners are. now known to have been lost. Many corpses have been picked up floating in the bay and it is believed that the dead at this point alone will reach nearly one hundred. The majority of the vic tims of the storm are Spanish fisher men. Wreckage from the vessels which Continued on 2d Page, 4th Column. PACKERS FORM HUGE PRINCIPALS OF COMBINE BLACK S IN FLIGHT, Casey, 111., Negroes Flee Town After Citizens' Committee Visit. Special to The Journal. CASEY," 111., Oct. 20.A mob cry ing death to the negroes" was formed here today, and marched into the negro district of the town. -The negroes, however, had been warned of fl^b- coming and most of them had fled into the. country. The others barricaded themselves in their homes. The. mob fired shots in the air and shouted execration at the negroes, but no one was harmed. The negroes" were all' warned, however, to leave the town within twenty-four hours on pain of death. Ill feeling toward the blacks has-been growing for several months, as a result of various crimes committed by ne groes, including two attempted attacks on white women. The ill felling burst all bounds of restraint when it became known that a negro, said to be John Johnson, a cook, insulted a white girl of a prominent family. Friends and relatives of the girl or ganized a lynching party and started out to capture Johnson, but he had fled from the town. The lynchers called a mass meeting.' Fiery speeches were made urging the extermination of the negroes. Cooler heads argued that the blacks should be given an opportunity to leave the town, and their advice finally prevailed. The negroes are packing their be longings and leaving the town as rapid ly as possible. FOUND DEAD IN HOTEL, New York, Oct. 20.Benjamin Howard War ren, a well-known consulting engineer, was found dead in his room today at the Hotel Col llngwood. Death was due to apoplexy. Mr. War ren's home was at.Alberene, Va. BLEACHER S FALL Accident at Syracuse-Col gate Game May Cause Death of Three. Speoial to The Journal. S YRACUSE, N. Y.,. Oct. .20.One hundred or more persons were1 The accident occurred just after the resumption of play in the second half. There were 8,000 persons in the stands and bleachers and on the side lines and the excitement all thru was at fever heat. Suddenly there was a crash as fifty feet of the bleachers gave way and the occupants were thrown into the enclosure. PIES IN ASYLUM. Speoial to The Journal. Mason City, Iowa, Oct. 20.County Treasurer Will E. Tucker died today in the Cherokee in sane asylum after a six months' illness. He had been a resident of this city for forty-three years and was its first newspaper editor. MONDAY, PROBABLY RAIN OR SNOW. Partm. LIPT0N IN DEAL WITH AMERICANS New York Report Says Eng lish Company Seeks to Control Industry. Packers Deny Truth of the Rumor-One Says Im-11 practicable. A GIANTS MAY BE MERGED Armour & Co., capital $20- 000,000. Swift & Co., $50,000,000. Nelson Morris & Co., $30,000,000. National Packing company, $15.- 000,000. Schwarzchild & Sulzberger, $10,- 000,000. Cudahy Packing company, $10,- 000,000. The volume of business bandied by these six concerns probably runs close to $750,000,000 a year. The capital necessary to swing the busi ness, in all likelihood, is very, close to $500,000,000. Qr- By Publishers' CHICAGOPress. in- jured three of whom are expected to die, when part of the Tipper section of the bleachers stand in new Star park collapsed this afternoon -during a game of football-'between the teams from Syracuse and Colgate university. The stands were densely packed vphen the crash came and it is estimated that fully 400 persons were' precipitated into the enclosure under the stands. That many were not killed or seriously in jured in the accident and the panic that followed is regarded as, miraculous. Rev. Christopher J. Bonigan, assist ant pastor of St. John's evangelist church, sustained an injury to his spine which may prove fatal. Professor Wil liam Luck, principal of the Union Free school, Hamilton, also sustained seri ous injury to his spine and he is in a precarious condition at a hospital. John West, of Borne, is injured internally and may die. s^S ^p" ':4ffiM late Dealings in Chicago Cited as Evidence of *$j Huge Project. *4 5 -4H e_-[ '/jf Oct. 20.The announce* ment from New. York that an^il English holding company is beij| ing formed to take over all the Ameri can packing plants bears out rumors 1'A which have been ourrent in a SaU'|g| street for several weeks. For somefll time the activity in the shares of Swift & Co. on the local stock ex- -jj! change has attracted a good' deal of at-:^ tention! The- street tried to explainT1 the steady buying of all the stock that^ was offered on the market and wasS|j content to believe that a pool was op- \\i 1 erating in the shares for solely specula-I.il tive purposes. Inquiry at the office of firms which might undertake the financing of such^ a gigantic corporation whose capital readily would run to $500,000,000,4| elicited almoBt no information. I was ascertained, however, that the pro- ,4 tracted visit of Sir Thomas Lipton in^ this city has significance more than so- ,i- cial.. -Jl'ti Like Steel Corporation. ivyjg Now it is stated that conference* have been held here at frequent inter vals at which the chief packing house representatives have been present* What has been accomplished cannot be learned from the men interested, but taking the New York report in connec tion with those heard locally it was as sumed' in La Salle street today that the negotiations look to a purchase of minor companies which heretofore have not been considered part of the. "Big Six." Rumor says that already there is a consolidation agreement of some kind between the Swift interests and the Armours. The significance of such a movement is that one corporation will conduct the packing industry of the country, much as the United States Steel corporation guides that in iron and steel. Sf Is Logical Course. 1 A national merger of all packing con cerns has been a logical economical possibility and even probability for several years. In 1902 the United States Packing company was all but organized, with a prospective capital, of $500,000,000 for just such a purpose as that outlined now. Kuhn, Loeb & Co. were to have financed the project and would' have done so had not a tight money period of 1902 and 1903 caused such stock market disturbances that the negotia tions were abandoned. When the deal fell thru there was? the necessity of taking care of the concerns that actually had been^ bought up to put into the merger, jj^jt National Company Formed, ^jfl* To make these companies carry themselves, the National Packing com pany was formed, with a capital of $15,000,000 to absorb them. This com pany is the one, which, from time to time, has been supposed to show that a beef trust exists by reason of the association of Armour, Swift and Nel son* interests on its board. Louis F. Swift of Swift & Co., was at his Lake Forest home, but woufii not discuss the statement that the rise in the stock of bis firm at last had been explained .'"'^I Ui U... K?r% Packers Deny It. mM Chicago, Oct. 20.Chicago packers today denied the dispatch from New Continued, on 2d Page* 6th Column* -IB %M Edward Tilden of the National Packing company declined to discuss the matter. No information about the proposed merger could be gleaned from the, members of the firm of Schwarzchild & Sulzberger or Nelson Morris & Co.