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Frederick Weyerhauser ■; Seils Out His Vast Lumber In- j tercsts in and Arouna Eau Claire. VOL. XIV. ■»IJI v -4 iWi' At a primary four years ago the only con test was iv one ward. The lotal vote cast doubled the party strength of the ward. Both candidate* scoured the city for voters, and ran thorn in without regard to residence or party. *'liere will be more of this Cue work. THESE SAMPLES OF PRIfIARIES OCCURRED IN ST. PAUL IN THE PAST, BUT NEVER WILL IN THE FUTURE. ft NEWJpi ON. British Syndicate Scheme to Make the Wheat Corner More Perfect. Amount of Wheat in Store Hereafter to. Be Known by Elevators Only. If Unchanged, the Wheat Growers Will Be Complete ly in Their Power. Standard Oil Tactics Now to £9 Applied to the Wheat Market. What a Vote fop the Republi can Candidate Will Mean This Fall. kn Incisive Statement of the Situation by the Still water Messenger. The wheat market in the Northwest has been pretty effectually cornered during the past decade, but unless some stringent action is taken, the worst is yet to come. The grea'J British syndicate, which owns and operates the Pillsbury-Wash burn mills at Minneapolis, has evidently entered the field more earnestly than ever, and the chains are to be riveted more closely than before on the helpless farmers of the Northwest. A few days ago the announcement ■was made that the private elevators at Minneapolis and the companies that hold large amounts of main in elevators at interior points would no longer furnish information as to the amount of grain In store. The reason given for this step is one that will not stand a moment's consideration ; the object that is sought Js too apparent. The elevator combine •will, of course, know the exact number of bushels of grain on hand, while no oue else will be able to Rain any idea save from the totally unreliable reports given out by the government. What is the object of this sudden move in the interests of the tanner, pro fessedly, by the elevator men? If the latter do a legitimate business their profits ousrht to be in nowise affected by either a high or a low market. Their chaises are and should be irauged not on the selling price of wheat and other grains, but upon the Cost of Handlins', storage, insurance, transportation and commission. All these charges are made at a certain figure per bushel, with few and minor exceptions, For these reasons and many more that will occur to every thinking man this action of the elevator companies has a bad look. Take this powerful British syndicate that is operating the leading mills in Minneapolis. With the knowledge they will have of the amount of grain in store in the Northwest, as well as the entire world, ana with their connec tions with the old world centers, what will there be under this system to pie vent them running the price of grain up or down to suit themselves? They will become to the wheat business what the Standard Oil company has been and is to the oil produceis. They will fix prices to suit themselves. When the fanners are rushing their wheat to market the price will, of course, be very low; when the crop of the North vest has been stored in their ware houses the price will go up. The Standard Oil trust, which is to have a rival in the British Milling trust, absolutely controls the price of oil, and is able to run the quotations up or down, as seems most profitable. This great American trust is able to do this because its managers, ana they alone, know the amount of oil in store and on the market. And this is the newest scheme to be sprung on the wheat producers of the Northwest - -ie business men of the country are no longer to know the amount of wheat in sight in the granary of the country, the Northwest. This year, if persisted in, thrs rule is certain to prove a hardship to the farmers of Minnesota and all other parts of the country. Several months ago, it will be remembered, the prospects were favorable to a large wheat yield, larger, if anything, than in 1891. Various unfavorable changes occurred later and before harvest, and the whole situation has changed. The yield in n.any counties of Minnesota is not 50 per cent of what was expected, Bnd of what a good part of the country probably believed it was. Wheat will not be rushed to market as it was a year atro, because the wheat is uot in the country. And yet this great elevator combine proposes that the country s;-.aii Not Know of the situation. And then ilie niana geis of this slick *s^S^>2s-s^F v^ In a 'Republican primary in the Sixth irnrd. some time ago, the ballot box was stolen away and credentials gi"en to a set of men who vrere not elecied. Tnese are methods that will never be repeated upon peril . est of all schemes to corner the wheat market proclaim that they have sprung it to he lp out the fanners. But the people of the state will not stand this sort of treatment, British syn dicate or no British syndicate. The Pioneer Press, after its discovery last spring that somewhere between the producer and Minneapolis there has been a loss of about 10 cents per bushel on wheat, probably by a sense of duty to its party if nothing cisc, has been de fending the wheat ring. It refuses to believe that there is a combine as proved in the (Jlohk. This far the Republican organ was willing to go, but when the elevators announced that hereafter they alone will know the amount of grain in store in the Northwest, the Pioneer Press could stand it no longer, and in a powerful editorial denounced the whole scheme. "Suppose." said tins editoria', "the public is excluded from all knowledge of the amount of grain in store in the very granary of the country. It is evi dent that the elevator companies will know, and that they can use their knowledge, if they choose, r.s the basis of speculative operations in grain that would be destructive of a settled market and most disastrous to the farmer." '•That secrecy," continued the writer, "may breed unlimited speculation and multiply many times all the evils com plained of by the farmer as resulting from gambling in farm products is con ceivable, just as the idea that publicity can permanently lower prices is not." " This editorial so completely exposes the designs of the combine that it should be read by eyerj fanner and business man in the Northwest. It fol lows : Wholly Indefensible. The refusal of the private elevators at j Minneapolis, and of the companies that hold large amounts of grain in elevators at interior points in tne Northwest, to furnish information for public reports j is a step backward; and the reason as- i signed for it is one that we should have I thought banished from every intelligent community in the nineteenth century. The idea that publicity can harm any body, that secrecy can work some mys terious jugglery by which prices may be affected permanently, is so absurd that I we sliould have declined to believe it to j be entertained by the very competent gentlemen in the elevator business in Minnesota and the Dakotivs, if they had not assigned it as their reason for re fusing to furnish reports of grain in 1 store. And even now we must be con- | sidered reluctant to accept such a libel j on their intelligence, and co Rider it more probable "that they have other reasons, which they prefer not to state, ! than to believe that they are converts I to the system of a century or two ago. It has been the custom now for sev eral years for all the elevators, public I and private, to furnish statements of j grain in store, from which commercial journals and organizations compile daily or weekly estimates of what is in I sight. Tlie "Visible Supply" [ has come to be an important factor in I lading, and the extension of reports to cover the whole country as nearly as possible was as much a tri umph of commercial progress as the building of a telegraph line to open I communications with regions hitherto j cut off from the swift dissemination of news. Now, however, the elevator com penies have put a stop to this; and their reason is the ridiculous one that the publication of grain stocks held in ele vators has a tendency to depress prices and keep them below the natural niar j ket< It is difiicult to reason | atrainst this, just as it would be hard to argue with a man who sliould say that an opera house should never expose a diagram of its interior, because the peopie would see how many vacant seats were there, and refuse to i buy except at a discount. As far as the ! complaint is concerned that the goveru- I ment crop reports are a libel on facts, I there is reasonable ground for objection. ! For the statistician of the agricultural I department has made Tliat Work Valueless I in the eyes of well-informed people for I many a year. But there are more ac i curate reports than his; and, for the j compilation of these, reports from the elevator companies are indispensable. ISow let us see, lirst, what is the logic of the elevator managers, and next, what must be the consequence of persistence in the course they have chosen. Of course, the proposition that prices of a commodity can be raised or lowered per i niauently by publicity is the height of I nonsense. Tlie amount of wheat sold ! and the price paid are determined by i the demand and supply. There will be no greater demand for a loaf of Dread if the world does not know how many I bushels of wheat are in North Dakota's ! elevators than if it does. If publicity ! has kept the price of wheat low for the j last year, then a knowledge of the fact i that there was plenty of wheat to be I bought must have prevented some con sumer from buying and eating it. This Is Too Trivial I for further consideration. But the re- J fusal to furnish these reports does, as ; far as it operates, create a very real and serious danger. Suppose the public is excluded from all knowledge of the. amount of grain in store in the very ■ granary of the country. It is evident j that the elevator companies themselves 1 will know, and tiiat tliey can use this j knowledge, if they choose, as the basis j of speculative operations in grain that i would be destructive of a settled mar- I jjet and most disastrous to the farmer. That secrecy may breed unlimited speculation and mul tiply many times all the evils complained of by the farmer as result ing from gambling in farm products is conceivauie, just as the idea that pub ■ licity can permanently lower prices is not. Public opinion will not tolerate a SAINT PAUL, MINN., SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 1, 1892. ftfil iih Not «o very long since, in the Fourth ward, a set of delegates were elected by a majority of sixty-five votes when there were but fiftv seven votes cast nt the primary election. The judges boldiy furnished the necessary ballots but they will never repeat ic. course so ill advised, and the elevator companies that have adopted this policy will hardly persist in it after that opin ion has had an opportunity of express ion. Will the people of Minnesota submit to this imputed monopoly and ailow the farmers of the state to be defrauded of a large portion ot the fruits of their labor? A vote for Knute Nelson will be a vote to indorse the position of the Re publican party, which is the defender of the great wheat ring. A vote for Knute Nelson will be a vote to indorse the latest project of the combine, which is to give entire control of the grain market of the .state into the hands of the British syndicate. A vote for Daniel \V. Lawler will be a vote in favor of a free and open mar ket for the farmers of the state. The issue is clear and unequivocal. On one side stand the Democracy of the state, pledged to wipe out this combine; on the other is the Republican party apologizing for and seeking to deny the existence ot a combination. On this issue there is only one place for the honest, fair-minded, patriotic man to stand. The demagogues and political bummers who were shouting for a free market until purchased by the combine will have no influence on the result. The farmers of Minnesota are demand ing a tree market, and they are going to get it. THfi ISSUE !S PLAIN. "Any man who doubts the facts set forth in this pamphlet, or who desires conclusive evidence of the truilt of the parties to this damnable conspiracy, is urged to secure this pamphlet ana read it carefully. Then if the approves the acts of the illustrious thieves, he should by all means vote for Kuute Nelson, who, if elected governor, will be the willing servant of the men who have robbed the fanners of Minnesota of millions of dollars, and who will con tinue to do so as lonsr as the people elect to high ollices the agents of Hie rob bers." This is the convincing ami incisive way in which the independent Still water Messenger sets forth its findings in the great wheat ring exposure. The systematic plundering of the farmers for years past is referred to in a manner that all can understand. Col. Seward says further: "A few weeks aero when the lumber men of Stillwater learned that they had been systematically robbed by a dis honest teller employed by the surveyor general, who (the teller, not the surveyor general), acting in collusion with one or more Knaves, had fleeced the lumber men out of tens of thousands of dollars, they were naturally indignant, and still more so when they realized that by rea son of a blunder the guilty parties probably would escape punishment. For many years the farmers of Minne sota have been systematically plun dered by the machinations of a gansr 01 high-toned "respectable" thieves, whose headquarters are in Minneapolis, who have Amassed Colossal Fortunes while the farmers have remained poor. These thieves are leaders of the Repub lican party, which has been used to screen them from exposure and punish ment; and even now, when their crimes have been successfully exposed, All the machinery of the party is being em ployed to shield them from the odium an<J hatred which should and doss at tach to thieves and robbers. All efforts to defeat the conspiracy of these siik hat thieves, to bring the criminals to justice, or to secure relief from their robberies have failed because they were leading members of the dominant party, and had unbounded capital with which to secure immunity. Recently, how ever, a pamphlet has been publish ed, which is being circulated, Giving a Complete Expose of this "Gigantic Conspiracy," as the work is entitled, and presenting fac simile copies of letters and telegrams from the conspirators, which, if genu ine, conclusively prove their euilt That they are genuine is not questioned, but Republican papers, instead of denounc ing the men thus convicted before the bar of public opinion, denounce most bitterly the Democratic party because the book is published under" the aus pices of the Democratic state central committee, and say they are working in the interest of the men \tho are trying to defeat Senator SVashburn's anti option bill. As the Washburn bill re ferred to was put over in the senate by Republican votes, the crocodile tears ot the Republican press and speakers will deceive no one. The following is a summary of the tactics employed by the grain thieves to rob the farmers: How They Work It. The elevators are banded together, and refuse to pay more than the list or fixed price, previously agreed. The railroads are allied to an extent to re fuse the farmer cars to ship nis own wheat. All independent buyers are forced out or bought out of the market. The wheat market is equitably divided among the elevators, and thereby all competition stifled. The methods employed are, first, the country acent or buyer has a brass ket tle for testing the grade, which can be lessened or advanced by the dexterity with which the grain is put i^to it, an expert being able to make a difference of as much as two grades; and No. 1 hard,by not compressing, may be graded No. 1 northern or even No. 2. Here a steaf of 8 to 12 cents pet Ctishel is possi ble, The second is to use sieves so coarse that kernels go through and fall upon the ground— the sieve being used in determining the amount ot dgofcagS for the dirt or refuse in it. HeFe'as much as five pounds may be taken out of a bushel. * w\ What politician but recalls primaries The double ballot box system was practiced Shortly before the primary elections a few where rappoitera of certain candidates were but once ia St. I'iuil. Votes were cast in oue years ago a candidate drew tive hundred crisp assaulted and driven away from the polls? bos aud counted out of auother. It is a com- SI bills. They were potent orators in the What politiciau will dare repeat these tactics mon but disreputable political trick, and primary. They were u~ed openly: but no in the future? will never be heard of here again. party will dare repeat tbis work this year. MEETING THE CHIEF. Mr. Cleveland Arrives in New York From Gray Gables. His Room Constantly Crov/ded With the Leaders of the Party. Senator Hill Present at the Conference in the Evening 1 . Tammany Men and Anti-Snap pers Receive Equal Con sideration. Nkw York, Sept. 30.— Ex-President Cleveland arrived in the city this morn ing from Buzzard's Bay on the steamer Pilgrim. About 200 peoplo were on the pier to receive him. Mr. Cleveland was accompanied by Richard Watson Gil der, editor of the Century, and Daniel J. Griffin, of Waterton. He was driven to the Victoria hotel, where hewill put up during his stay in this city- Ex- President Cleveland and Mr. Gilder breakfasted together shortly atter their arrival at the hotel. Rooms 107 and 103 were engaged for them. Aaiong the early callers this forenoon on Mr.Cleve land was Mayor Grace. The two had a brief conference, after which Mr. Grace left for his office down town. Mr. Cleveland, when seen this after noon by a reporter, could tell nothing about what he would do while here or how long he would remain in the city. Ife.' could not tell either whether he would address the convention of Demo cratic clubs Tuesday next until he had lirit seen the gentleman in charge of the alTair. Senator Hill is in town. It is probable that the Democratic leaders will make an effort to brine Mr. Hill and Cleveland together during their stay in the city. Local S*olltics Tabooed. It is said that the conference between Mr. Cleveland and Mr. Grace this fore noon related to the position taken by the anti-snappers in reference to the third ticket. Mr. Cleveland said after ward that he could not talk about local political position. Don M. Dickinson, chairman ot the Democratic campaign committee, was also an early caller upon Mr. Cleveland. He stated that the Democratic national executive com mittee would meet Mr. Clevelaiwl for a talk over tiie position. There will also be some prominent Western Democrats present. This afternoon all the members of the executive committee of the Demo cratic national committee who are now in town called on Mr. Cleveland at the Victoria hotel. They remained with him for over an hour. They were Chair man Harrity, Dickinson, Sheerin, Gor man, Brice, Quincy and Stnalley. They left Democratic headquarters in two's and threes, and all r ot to .'sr Cleveland's Room within half an hour of each other. Be fore the last of them went away W. C. Whitney sent his card to Mr. Cleveland and was immediately ushered up stairs. This was his first visit today. Mr. Whitney said to the reporters be fore going up to Mr. Cleveland's room, "Well, didn't 1 tell you the auti-snap pers would be in line?" He refused, however, to discuss tne third ticket ouestion in New York. Lawrence Gard iner, secretary of the National Associa tion of Democratic clubs, was another of Mr. Cleveland's callers. He saitl he had not yet asked Mr. Cleveland to ad dress the convention of Democratic clubs Tuesday night. Mr. Cleveland's position in regard to a third ticket is not known, lie has ex pressed no jpiniou on the subject. But Don M. Dickinson, with wlfoui he had a long talk, is decidedly against the third ticket project. Tammany men say that Mr. Dickinson expresses Mr. Cleve land's sentiments in this matter, and that Mr. Cleveland will insist that the Syracuse convention men shall abandon the project. 31 !■. Cleveland's Reception did not end until midnight, and his time was occupied almost constantly from the time of his arrival until then. Throughout the evening William C. Whitney never left the room, but re mained with him, materially aiding in tne eutertainnient of the callers. To add to the interest whicli Kept Mr. Whitney in constant attendance was the fact that the action of the state commit tee had been foreshadowed, and the fact that a crisis in New York state politics had been reached, a state whose elec toral vote it is so important to secure. During the evening representatives of both the regular state organizations, and tho^e who sympathize with the leaders in the Syracuse movement called. Amonc the former were Attor ney General Simon W. Rosendale and Robert 13. Roosevelt, treasurer of the Democratic national committee, and amojig the latter were Franklin D. Locke, of Buffalo, and C, C. Baldwin, treasurer of "the cou-jtv Democracy. After the adjgim'piVut of the stajyi. committee, Mr. Croker, acc6"mpaTn(f<l by J Commissioner of Accounts Michael T. Daly, hurried over to the Hotel Victoria and immediately went to Mr. Cleve land's room. He remained there for about half an hour, and started down stairs to leave the hotel. On his way down Mr. Croker Ejieountered Don 11. Dickinson going up. He sud denly turned around and followed Mr. Dickinson back again to Mr. Cleveland's room. On his second appearance Mr. Croker was questioned regarding the nature of his hurried visit. He replied that he had an important matter not to be given out, but he wished to get Mr. Cleveland's permission before announc ing it. When asked if he' had received the required permission, he replied that he could say nothing about it at present. He was also asked if it had referred to ny action taken by the state committee. Tiiis also Mr. Croker refused to either affirm or deny. After leaving the hotel, he met Messrs. Murphy and Sheehan and he reported Mr. Hilfwasat the con ference. Late in the evening a couwnittee of six, representing the state league Dem ocratic clubs, saw Mr. Cleveland. The party was headed by P. T. Wall, secre tary, ;i!icl Frederick, of Brooklyn. If Mr. Whitney, who is generally recognized as Mr. Cleveland's represen tative, speaks his sentiments, the ex presiuent will not oppose A Third Ticket. Mr. Whitney is of the opinion that the more Democratic loc.ti candidates there are the fuller., the vote will be for the national ticket. He says at the time he did not think Mr. Crofcer was against a third ticket. Mr. Croker, speaking for , himself, said: "There is a danger from a third ticket movement, not that 1 tear opposition tv Tammany, but the danger ia to the na tional ticket and the United States sen fttershlp. A third ticket would ba used for trading purposes, and the trading of legislative candilates might cause the loss of the senatorship." The following interview was had with Mr. Grace. Asked it he had had an interview with Mr. Cleveland, he said: "Oh, yes; 1 had a long talk with him on the political situation throughout the country. He told me his prospects for election were splendid, judging from the reports he had received. "Was Chairman Dickinson, of the na tional committee, present at your con ference with Mr. CleveliUni?" . "He was there part oi the time." "Did be mention the. lo*. ! situation." "Oil, no, we only talked a-out the na tional campaign. I do r.ui think Mr. Cleveland ought to be aske-U to interfere in any way in these local affairs. lam sure 1 siiail not ask him to. 1 ' "Do you believe there will be an inde pendent local ticket?" "Can't tell yet." ANTI-JSNAPPEKS. They 3leet and Discuss tlie Report of the Committee. Nkw York, Sept. 30.— The anti snappers met tonight to hear the report of the committee appointed to confer with, the* national Democratic commit tee on tlie most effective manner to further the election of the national ticket. Nothing definite on the object, however, was detennihed. The confer* euce committee was continued with in structions to confer witii other district organizations. Ex-Mayor Grace made a speech, but he did not allude in any way to the interview he had had with Mr" Cleveland eariior in tlie day. The report of tiie conference committee is as follows: "Tlie chairman of your committee stated the purpose- of your committee anil visit in the language of the resolu tions by which it was appointed. In reply to a request contained iv such statement the chairman of the subcommittee informed this com mittee that iv 4he opinion of the subcommittee the most useful meaus to be adopted by the organization was the systematic organization of cam paign clubs in every district iv the city, the thorough canvassing of the vole in each district, and the holding of political meetings and parades for the purpose of creating enthusiasm." The canferep.ee upon' the subject mat ter ot the resolutions then closed. THE WESTERN CANVASSER. Judge Tree Decided on by the Western Committee. Chicago, Sept. oO —Judge Lambert Tree, ex-United States minister to the Netherlands under Cleveland, will act as collector of moneys in Chicago and the West for the Democratic national committee. His appointment as chair man of the finance committee of the Western branch of the national com mittee was practically agreed on today. When Congressman Cable first started in to raise money in this locality for campaign purposes, he selected as treas urer Gen. F. H. Winston, Mr. Cleve land's ex-minister to Persia. But the Chicago local committee had also se lected Mr. Winston as its csnttasser for funds to be used chiefly in this city, and Mr. Winston evinced a decided inclina tion to accede to their wishes. THE OLD UOBIAN. He Says the Campaign Is the Dullest in His .Experience. New York, Sept. 30.— A special to the World from Columbus, 0., gives an interview with Allen G. Tbur'rnan, in which he says the speech of Sejj^or Hill gives Cleveland Ul2 assureu:£»p port of Tammany, which means that he Tvill carry New Yoik, and ventures his i -opinion tliat he will be elected. He characterizes the campaign as the dull est he has ever known, and denounces *he force bill as a damnable measure which should be defeated. INVOLVES A MILLION. Frederick Weyerhauser Sells Out His Logging- Interests in Eau Claire. The Northwestern Lumber Company Gets His Entire Plant There. Complete Destruction of the American Flax Fiber Works at Austin. A Wisconsin Woman Makes a and Startling Discovery. Special to the Globe. Eau Claibe, Wis., Sept. SO.—Per haps the largest business deal ever made here was consummated today. Frederick Weyerhauser, of the Mississippi River Logging company, sold to the North- 1 western Lumber company of this place I the entire plant ot the Mississippi River j Logging company on the Eau Claire river. This includes two mills at Eau Claire and all the pine lands, standing pine and logs on the Eau Claire river. The consideration is not made public, but it is estimated all the way up to a million dollars. Weyerhauser has con trolled the Eau Claire river for a decade, but now leaves Eau Claire. The North western company takes control in Oc tober, and will run the mill ten hours. AUSTIN'S GREAT LOSS. Flax Fiber Worts Entirely De stroyed by Fire. Special to the Globe. Austin, Minn., Sept. 30.— The build ings and machinery of the American Flax Fiber company were entirely de stroyed by fire this evening. The in dustry was a new oue in the West, and the farmers all through the flax-erow isitc region were watching the results. The buildings and machinery were val ued at There was no insurance, I ali tiie companies considering the risk | too hazardous. IT MADE HER FAINT. A Jancsville Woman Finds Her Husband Already Married. ffJA>Esviu.i:, Wis., Sept. 30.— 0n Aug. 2S W. H. Draine and Miss Lizzie Lan caster hied themselves to Clinton and were joined in wedlock. Two weeks ago Mr. Draine left the city, stating that he was going to Madison on busi ness. Not having heard a word from her husband since his departure Mrs. Drai lie's suspicions were aroused that ali was not right. She instituted an in vestigation, and yesterday opened one of Draine's trunks, where she found a large number of letters signed "your loving wife," dated at Cortina, Mich. The Janesville woman fell into a faint and has been almost insane ever since. A WHfONA ELOPEMENT. Two Children Run Away With Each Other. Special to the Globe. Wino-va, Minn., Sept. 30.— Society circles are somewhat stirred up by the disappearance of a youthful pair of elopers last evening. The parties to the elopement are pretty little fifteen year-old Mabel Hughes' who is a plump and well-formed brunette, and liobert Clark, who until a couple of days atro was employed in the wholesale-liquor house of John Dietze, and whose age is just past nineteen. Miss Hughes' father, who is a car repairer tor the Chicago & Northwestern Railway com pany, often eluded her for keeping company with young Clark, and when this morning he discovered his daughter's flight he was nearly heartbroken. A window screen was cut and the bride-elect made her exit in that correct romantic style, and so quietly that no one in the house was awakened. She took all her best cloth ing iv a satchel. It is not known where they went, but the girl's father is cer tain that Chicago by way of La Crosse was the destination. Clark had about $150 iv cash on the day preceding iiis disappearance, the accumulation of wages saved. He is a young fellow well thoutrht of by a large circle of ac quaintances. DESTROYED BY DIPHTHERIA. Six Children in a Racine Family Die Within Two Weeks. Racine, Wis., Sept. 30.— A pathetic incident today marked the progress of the severe epidemic of diphtheria which, during the last two weeks, has carried many children, and has caused tlie closing of many of the pub lic schools. Two weeks ago the family of Peter Heldt, of 1000 Pearl street, con sisted of father, mother and six chil dren. The oldest daughter contracted the disease at a funeral. She died on September 19. The remaining children, one by one,camedo\vn with the disease, and another died on the 23d, and still A certain ??inth ward primary was carried, once upon a time, by physical strength. The fneuds of n certain Tieeler were armed with cudpels, and things went his wny at the polls. A free ballot aud fair count will be the rule hereafter. another on the 27th. This morning the three remaining children lay stretched out in the house awaiting burial, having died last night. The mother is almost crazed with grief, and is in a precarious condition. THRESHED DYNAMITE. Scoundrel Puts a Cartridge Into a Sheaf of Wheat. St.Cloud, Sept. 30.— While threshing on the farm of Adolph Block, at Fair haven, yesterday, an explosion occurred which completely demolished the ma chine. One of the sheafs contained a dynamite cartridge, and wiien it struck the cylinder it exploded with terrific force, breaking the separator into splint ers. The cylinder was lifted from its place and thrown a uistance of twenty feet. Fortunately the entire threshing crew escaped injury except Christian Block, who was hit by a flying tooth 1 from the cylinder 150 feet distant. It is a mystery who placed the destructive cartridge in the sheaf, but if found out it is safe to say he will not repeat his dastardly act. A DEATH CURVE. Two 3len Killed Near Duluth by an Engine. Dultjtu, Sept. 30.— Jack McAuliffe and Swan Claire, two men working for Fisher & Co., contractors, who are erect- J ing the York steel plant at Ironton, were ' killed at an early hour this morning by j a St. Paul & Duiuth engine running over tuem near a curve at West End Junction. They had been to West Du luth to make some purchases, and it is supposed they sat down on the track to ! rest on the way homeward and did not hear the engine rounding the curve. McAuliffe is thirty-two years old and ] came from New York three vveeiis ago ! to Minneapolis. Claire was thirty-two j years old and a sailor until recently. ROCK ISIjAND NEXT. Operators on That System May Be Called Out. Cedar Rapids. 10., Sept. 33.— At a meeting of trainmen called for tonight to consider the strike situation commit tees were appointed, but for what Dur pose could not be learned. The engi neers called a meetinsr for Sunday. Chief Sargent will send an important communication bearing on the strike. Chief Ramsey, of the Order of Railway Telegraphers, today said an investiga- j lion was being made concerning the connection of tne Rock Island with the Burlington, Cedar Rapids «fc Northern, I and if found that the Rock Islaud owns the controlling interest a strike will be declaied on that road. Past Chief Thurston will have charge of that por tion. , SPOKANE HAPPY. Great Northern Car Shops Located in That City. Spokan-f. Wash., Sept. 30. — The Great Northern car shops hafe been definitely located at this point. They will be erected about a half mile east of Arlington Heights, a suburb of this city. Work will be commenced on a building within ten days, and it will be completed within ninety days. The Great Northern has already ordered ?t»0,000 worth of machinery for the shops which, when finished, will give employ ment to 300. A proposition was for warded to property owners here by L. C. Dillman on behalf of the Great Northern, and negotiations were com pleted today. President Hill is ex pected here tomorrow when final nego tiations will be made. Temporary Halt in. Gambling. Special to the Globe. East Grahd Forks, Minn., Sept. 30. —At a meeting of citizens Wednesday evening it was resolved to ask the mayor to v-;ose all saloons and gambling houses. Under instructions from Mayor 1 McAdam, the chief ordered the saloous closed at ll"o'clock last night, as the law provides. His journey around the city was needless, as all ot the saloon keepers observed the order and closed j their places promptly as the chief in- I structed them. The click of the poker chips was hushed and the nitriit birds \ swarmed into the streets, crowding the ! sidewalks. Knowing ones winked slyly I and said it was simply a repetition of a move made last year when the saloojis j were closed at 11 o'clock and gambling shut down for a few weeks. 1 1 The Albert Lea Fair. Special to the Globe. Albert Lea, Minn., Sept. 30.— The county fair is the best ever held in this region. Every department is overflow ing The fruit, dairy, vegetable, grain, : flax and horse exhibits especially are ' unsurpassed. Four thousand gate tick ets were sold besides members' slips, snowing an attendance of nearly 5,000. ' Knute Nelson failed to meet his engage ment, but telegraphed he was sick." Col. ! J. H. Davidson made a good granger ! address. The races were good. Fred ' Holcomb won the three-minute pacing in 2:39,: John 11 second. Mystic Stor was first in the running, half-mile heats, in 55 seconds. Twenty-one took second i money. Overlooked the Delegates. Special to the Globe. Bhaixerd, Minn., Sept. 30.— The ! People's party, of Crow Wing county, in mass conventiou tonight placed a ; county ticket in the field. The con- : vention, however, failed to elect dele- ; gates to the People's patty legislative s coi} vention at Little Falls. y 11l ' - 111 , 5= | * Drop a Quarter Into the Globe Want Colnmng and Sco What Wonders "~1 ' It Will Work. 11l ■ . . 11l ' NO. 275. There is but one ward in the city where ab solute intimidation at primaries eaii by charged. It is unnecessary to name it— every, body knows which is meant. This year's primaries there will be the fairest of. tae fair. TREASON IS CHARGED. Arrest of a Number of the Advisory Board at Home stead. Treason Against the Com monwealth the Charge :-.'- Made. . The Arrested Men Taken Off the Street Without Warning 1 . Five Arrested and Warrants Out for Twenty-Eight Others. Homestead, Pa.. Sept. 30.— A sroa sensation was created here tonight by the arrest for treason of a number of the members of the advisory committee of the Homestead Amalgamated associa tion. Those arrested were Chairman Thomas J. C. Crawford, William Baird, George Reynolds, John Dierken and T. W. Brown. The arrests came like a thunderbolt to the men, they were so ucldenly made and so unexpected. The prisoners were chatting on street cor ners when they wore taken. The offi cers were Detectives Mills and Fan-ell and Deputies Young, Brady, Dewlin, Kross and Ward. It was late in the afternoon when the warrants based on the information of Chief Justice Paxson reached Home stead and were placed in the hands of the officers to serve. They first started out at 9 o'clock and first caught Craw ford and Dierken, who were hurried to the provost guard tent. The others were Caught in <>nick Succession before the locked-out men had time to realize what was happening. As the prisoners were speeded to the prison tents an alarm was given, and many of the men hastened toward the guard.bat were held back and denied all informa tion; indeed, several of the urisoners did not know why they were^trrested until safe behind the bayonets of the soldiers. It was intended first to keep the pris oners all nijrut and hunt for others, but through fear of an attempt at rescue, they were takeu to the City Farm sta tion, placed ou the train, brought to l J ittsburg at 11 o'clock and landed in jail. At the station a crowd of 150 angry, surprised men assembled with astonishing rapidity, and their de termined looks caused apprehension. Two deputies tried to ke c p them back, but by the time tho train arrived they iiad almost surrounded the group of prisoners and officers. When the train piulcd out Chairman Crawford said: "They may persecute, but they cannot make us go to work." The Informations Pittsbthg, Sept. 30.— The informa tions for treason, upon which the mem bers of the advisory committee of the Amalgamated association were arrested tonight, were made by County Detective Beltzhoover this afternoon before Chief Justice Paxson, of the suDreme court of Pennsylvania. The petition charges Hugh O'Donnell, Thomas (i. Crawford, John McLuekie and thirty others, all members of the advisory committee with treason. It states that the defend ants, who are inhabitants and residents of the commonwealth of Pennsylvania, did oidain, prepare and levy war against the commonwealth of Pennsyl vania to the end that the constitution, laws and authority were defied, resisted i and subverted; and that the said de fendants on July 1, with hundreds of others, armed and arrayed in warlike manner, that is to say, with guns, re volvers, cannons, swords, knives and clubs, did unlawfully, maliciously and traitorously assemble together in the borough of Homestead, in the common wealth of Pennsylvania, and then and there with force of arms did falsely and traitorously, and in hostile and war.' 1 " manner, array themselves in insi tion and rebellion asrainst the coir wealth of Pennsylvania, contrary t duty of allegiance and fidelity o. eaid defendants. Chief Justice Paxson at once is warrants for the arrest of the accu and officers were despatched by sheriff to Homestead to serve them. 1. action of the county authorities was en tirely unexpected, and carried cor sternatiou into the camp of the locke out men. This is the first time in the history the -state that any resident has I charged with treason against the ci monweaith, and the outcome of v cases will be watched with interest The penalty, which was formerly death, is twelve years-- imprisonment in the peuiteutiary. Nobles County Pair. Special to the Globe. Woktiiixgton, Minn., Sept. 30.— The thirteenth annual fair of Nobles county closed here yesterday, and was the larg est and best ever held in this section of the state. Sixty horses were entered, and in the iloral department nearly 200. While the purses for races were small, some good time was made. Jim llican, a gtay gelding owned by D. Shell, and a black oiuj owned by Crandall, of Ells worth, trotted a" nearly dead heat in ;i:43.