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VOL. XIX.— NO. 294.
THE ST. PflrUl^ G^OB^.
Weather for Today-
Fair and Warmeri
Political Situation in Illinois.
Wild Times in the Wheat Pit.
SllveriteH Working With Watson.
War With Spain Nearly Precipitated
Plans for Palmer-Buckner Meeting.
\ Coin Harvey at Market Hall.
Minneapolis Matters.
Minnetonka Cottages Burn.
BtMliop Arnett Talks.
Venezuela Settlement in Sight.
News of the \orthwest.
No Commutation for Kent.
C. P. R. Embezzler Caught.
PAtttS 4.
End of the Nushka Club.
Sniythe'H Experience AVith Lawyers.
* PAGK *.
Day's Racing Results.
MrHlnley Quotes Grant.
Bryan's Buckeye Campaign.
News of Stillwater.
New Rates on Lumber, Etc.
Gossip of the Railways.
Bur Silver, O5 l-Bc.
Lash Wheat, 7O 3-Bc.
Stocks Somewhat Higher.
Rebellion In Philippine Islands.
Wants of tin- People.
District Court Routine.
Forger's Bold Work.
Gurbage Contractors' Bill Hung Up.
Day's Soeiul Go«islp.
Metropolitan— Old Homestead, 8.15.
Grand— ln Old Kentucky, 5.15.
Auditorium— Debs, 8.
NEW TORK, Oct. 19.— Arrived: Massachu
istts. London.
LIVERPOOL— Arrived: Servia, Boston.
CHERBOURG— SaiIed: Saale, Bremen for
New York.
Register today.
— '. The hotter Watson gets the less dan
ger there is of his fusing.
Has Mr. Bland also been lost in the
Intricacies of Wolfert's Roost?
, —
Wheat registered yesterday. Let the
St. Paul vater do as well today.
Bryan's private car is the Idler, but
it will be no idler than Bryan after
**il\ 3.
V Are the elements saving up the usual
fall supply of the beautiful for use on
Nov. 3?
Bfj^an has the women of Minneapolis
I and the newsboys of Detroit solid, but
he can't count on the voter.
When it comes to "raising" wheat the
boTT of Wall street is more fertile than
the prairies of the Dakotas.
Aud the farmer sits on his front
\, porch and smiles as serenely as he
would in a warm June shower.
Your name on the poll list today is
the best assurance that your vote will
be counted Nov. 3. Register today.
The Philippine islands are becoming a
formidable competitor to Cuba in the
importation and consumption of Span
ish soldiers.
The substance of this political cam
paign is that the silverites object to
there being any golden rule in the
United States.
Amid all this speculative excitement
the prosperous farmer will not fail to
remember that too much grain Is in
jurious to bulls.
A fashion item says an effort is to be
made this fall to revive the bustle. The
effort to revive the bustle will be made
at the polls Nov. 3.
Mr. Thomas Watson, of Georgia, is
not the only author whose friends
*4 have beggefl him not to inflict his effu
sions upon a suffering public.
Five men at Charlottesville, W. Va.,
who had a university tumble on them,
are fully convinced that too much
learning is injurious to a man.
.^B»- ,
The famous feat of the cow in the
nursery song is in danger of being
eclipsed by some of these jumps that
J are being made by the wheat bull.
Bryan's exhibitions of his great
trotting team, "Wheat" and "Silver."
will be discontinued until the pair can
be broken In to go in double harness.
— m
Polar expedition survjvors of Phil
adelphia have formed a club. The
menu at banquets will presumably be
largely composed of frostings and ices.
The baby king of Spain is enjoying
all the pleasures of a monarch at an
* early age. His latest experience was
a little excitement with a dynamite
bomb Sunday.
The demand for sound money badges
Is illustrated in the fact that a Minne
apolis man Is under arrest for pur
loining twelve of them. They will have
them if they have to steal them.
K 'here's a queer story afloat of an
liana, girl who has wheat growing
her eye. But queerer yet is the fact
it there are thousands of other peo-
who have wheat in their eye just
now, and most of them will find it is
all in their eye.
The way to restore confidence is to
notify the world that we propose to
pay our obligations, and this we will
do three weeks from today.— William
McKinley. Why didn't you send that
sentence around to the Canton high
Echool, Mr. McKinley, and get it ed
ited? You did not mean to say that
we would pay off the national debt
i three weeks hence, but that is precisely
%. what you did say.
AVhlte Metal Ticket Will Go Down
Under a Majority of Fully
Spec'al to the Globe.
CHICAGO, 111., Oct. 19.— While the
leaders of all the political parties In
Illinois concede that there is an ele
ment of uncertainty in this campaign,
which nobody can count upon, there
does not seem to be much reason to
doubt the final result of the balloting.
Bryan's defeat by an old-time majority
; is conceded by many of his friends who
: arc familiar with the situation in Cook
county and the rest of the state. The
same friends claim that if the silver
committees had campaigned on recog
nized lines of political action and en
deavored to organize the silver vote,
the result might be different. The fact,
however, seems to be that the work
for Bryan and silver has been that rat
tle-headed, pointless kind which leaves
his followers to depend upon faith.
More time has been wasted in en
deavors to fuse with Populists than
trying to organize their own vote, with
the result that the leaders are not cer
tain at this time whether they control
either Populists or silver Democrats.
They do know, however, that fusion
with Populists has not been gratifying
to thousands of Democrats. Col. Will
iam R. Morrison, of the Inter-State
Commerce commission, has publicly re
nounced his intention to vote for Bryan
or to have anything whatever to do
with the silver ticket because Altgeld
and his managers insisted upon divid
ing the electoral vote so that Tom
Watson will have four In the final
count, If the silver forces are successful
in the election. Morrison is only one of
thousands of Democrats who have
taken the vie\f that ' coalition with
Populism on any basis is degrading
and disgraceful.
It is difficult to tell upon what the
silver Democratic managers are bas
ing their claims of victory. They have
not made a poll of the state nor of any
precinct, township or county in the
sta>Le. They have taken no means or
steps so far as surface indications go
to ascertain what any community or
body of voters propose to do on election
day. Nevertheless they are making
a pretense that they know that Illinois
is going Democratic, or rather is going
to cast her electoral vote for Bryan. A
well-known Democrat who had been
a conspicious figure in campaigns of
the past, spent a week in Springfield
recently. Springfield is in Sangamon
county and Sangamon county Is one of
the few counties of the state that has
never failed to give a round majority
for Democracy and Democratic candi
dates. The gentleman in question, ex
pected to find surface indications of
silver activity in Springfield. He ex
pected to see a thorough, aggressive
organization for Bryan and Altgeld, buit
he was disappointed. He says that,
instead of activity, he observed nothing
but inactivity; that the meetings for
Bryan were spiritless and poorly at
tended, and that there were no indi
cations whatever, that the people of
Springfield had any sympathy for the
cause of free silver or its candidates.
These conditions led him to make some
inquiries into the causes and he was
amazed when informed by a silver
Democratic leader that there was un
doubtedly an underlying current of
silver sentiment among the farmers,
but that it lacked force and direction
through failure to organize. Reports
from other parts of the state, indeed
from half of the counties of the state,
indicate that Sangamon county is not
alone in this particular.
Charges of treachery have frequently
been made by persons interested in the
campaign. The managers of the na
tional machinery have insinuated that
Altgeld, in his desire to secure his own
election for governor, has, in a measure,
abandoned Bryan and is looking after
his own interests "exclusively. Buck
Hinrlchsen's attitude has also been a
cause for crimination and re-crimina
tion by his friends and enemies. He is
chairman of the state committee. He
is also candidate for congress in the
Sixteenth district. Hinrichsen and
Altgeld are rival bosses. They hate
each other with a cordiality that has
on several occasions nearly produced
open warfare. Altgeld's friends claim
that Hlnrichser. has been knifing both
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the state and national ticket In the ln
, terest of his own candidacy. Hin
richsen has said nothing. He has gone
right along 1 trying to beat Gen. Rin
r.aker, his Republican opponent. Open
ruptures between the state and na
■ tional machines have occurred so fre
. quently that they have ceased to be
interesting. Only a few days ago
Arthur Bentley, who runs the speaker's
bureau of the state committee, went
to St. Louis to complain to Bryan that
Senator Jones was not giving his com
i mittee a fair deal in the matter of
i speeches and there Is hardly any rea
son to doubt that Bentley's complaint
was well founded.
With conditions like these It is hard
for even the most sanguine friend o-t
" the silver ticket to make up his mind
■ that Bryan has even a guessing chance
■ In Illinois.
On the other hand, the state and
national committee of the National
Democratic party have been accom
plishing a great deal of aggressive and
' i effective work for their candidates and
I for the cause of sound money. Mr.
. j Forman. National Democratic candi
■ date for governor, is making a tour
' of the state and is attracting wide
spread attention en account of the
direct assaults upon Altgeld's mal-ad
ministraticn of the state government.
1 Mr. Forman is a forceful, logical, and
i aggressive speaker and thus far hie
i l trip has been attended with a degree
|j of success that has astonished his
i managers. The national committee Is
j daily sending speakers of wide reputa
-1 tion into the parts of the state where
It is known that an undercurrent of
; sound money sentiment exists and the
results have been more than gratify
', inpr. The nomination of Gen. Palmer
for president was in itself a source, of
tremendous strength to the sound
money movement. There 1b no man in
the state of Illinois who is more popu
lar with the masses of voters than the
gallant old veteran who was nomin
ated at Indianapolis. Democrats who
were wavering in their support of
Bryan, because of the idea that he was
the candidate of the regular Demo
cracy, have rallied to the standard of
Palmer and Buckner. They recall that
it was Gen. Palmer's leadership that
turned a Republican majority of 30,000
to a Democratic majority of 40.000.
Republican managers are confident
of the result because they have been
industrious and believe they have
reached the voters. There has been no
lack of organization on their part. They
opened their campaign headquarters in
the Great Northern hotel two months
in advance of the usual time of begin
ning political work and, notwithstand
ing that they have employed a force
three or four times as large as was ever
employed in a campaign in Illinois
before, they have to work night and
day to keep pace with the exigencies
of the campaign. Dr. T. N. Jamieson
is entirely satisfied that Illinois will
overwhelm Bryan by a majority of
100,000 and perhaps more. He says that
the result is no longer in doubt. Polls
of the various wards in Cook county
indicate that there has been a steady
and regular growth of sound money
sentiment, especially since the Indian
apolis convention. Dr. Jamieson and
the other Republican managers will not
undertake to say how many votes the
candidates of the Indianapolis conven
tion will get, but they believe that the
total will be very large. Chairman
Hitch,, of the state Republican com
mittee, told your correspondent that
every day intervening from now until
election means so many votes against
Bryan. He says that the bottom has
dropped out of the silver ship, and
that it is gradually but surely sinking
out of sight. Unless something hap
pens which is not foreseen now, It
may disappear from view altogether.
For Bryan While He Is In Chi
CHICAGO, Oct. 19.— 1t has been ar
ranged by the Republican campaign
managers to have ex-Congressman
William E. Mason, of Chicago, speak
In the immediate vicinity of every hall
in which Mr. Bryan makes an address
in this city. Two weeks before the
Chicago convention, Mr. Mason met the
Democratic presidential candidate in a
joint debate at Waterloo, 10. The Re
publican leaders say they were well
satisfied and that this plan of pitting
Mr. Mason with Mr. Bryan has been de
cided upon. There is no intention, they j
say, of interfering with the Bryan
meetings in any way, but a chance
will be given all voters who would
rather hear a Republican than a Dem
ocratic speech to exercise their choice.
The plan promises to furnish some of
the most lively incidents of the cam
Has No Heaving: on the Contest in
DUBLIN, Oct. 19.— Archbishop Walsh
has been in receipt recently of con
siderable correspondence by mail and
wire regarding his pamphlet on bimetal
lism, which has been reprinted in the
United States. He says he is not sur
prised that it has been sought to turn
it to account for political purposes, but
he adds, no one reading it with even
ordinary care can fail to see that noth
ing he has said about bimetallism has
any real bearing upon the question now
being so warmly discussed in the
United States.
Against the Ticket and the Fusion
In Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 19.— Sterling
R. Holt, who recently resigned as
chairman of the state Democratic com
mittee, has published an open letter to
Indiana Democrats denouncing free
silver and repudiating the Chicago
ticket. He says that Bryan is not a
Democrat; that he voted for Gen.
Weaver for president, and bolted the
Democratic state ticket in Nebraska
more than once. Mr. Holt also de
nounces the Democratic-Populist fusion
In Indiana and says that it absolves
Democrats from support of the ticket
on the grounds of regularity.
It Has Not as Yet Reached Senator
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19.— Despite the
fact that Vice Presidential Candidate
Watson insists that his letter of ac
ceptance was mailed to Senator Butler
five days ago, the latter says he has
not yet received it. Today he author
izeH the following letter to be sent Mr.
Watson :
Senator Butler notices that you are re
ported In an Interview sl> ?*s£rng that you
mailed your letter of acceptance to him at
Washington, D. C, on last Wednesday, Oct.
14. He requests me to inform you that no
such letter has been received by him.
—Francis H. Hoover, Private Secretary.
Gold Democrats Recognized by the
Officials of Nebraska.
OMAHA. Neb., Oct. 19.— Secretary of
State Piper today used this language
in deciding against the protest of the
Nebraska silver Democrats to the gold
standard Democratic ticket going on
the official ballot:
The ticket of the National Democracy, to
which exce-ptlcn is taken in this instance is
the only regularly recognized Democratic
party in the state of Nebraska, called by its
regular convention, and is entitled to go
on the official ballot as such.
Gold Men Ask Recognition.
NEW YORK, Oct. 19.— Before Justice Lip
pincott in the Hudson county court at Jersey
City today William B. Edwards made appli
cation for a rule requiring County Clerk
wisher to show cause why he should not
place the names of the candidates of the
National Democracy on the official ballot to
be used on election day. Fisher has al
ready recognized one ballot presented by the
National Democratic committee, but it is
claimed not to be the genuine list of Dem
ocrats. Justice Lippincott said he would
give a decision in the matter on Wednesday
Thonsamis for Defense.
WILMINGTON, Eel.. Oct. 19.-Ex-TTnited
States Senator John E. Henderson of Mis
souri, in a speech here tonight, scored the
Chicago platform and nominees. He said in
The Populist platform, which is now a part
of the Democratic party, for Bryan stands for
both, proposes to seize the telegraph and rail
road lines. If they know what they are doing
they certainly intend to reorganize the gov
ernment. If they should be so bold a3 to
make the attempt not lers than 463,000 soldiers
will resist. We will do as the men did in
1861. We simply asked then that the consti
tution be not disturbed, and we will defend it
as we did then.
Palmer In Chicago.
CHICAGO, Oct. 19.— Gens. Palmer and
Buekner. the gold standard Democratic nom
inees for president and vice president, reached
Chicago today. They will remain here un
til tomorrow, when they will start on the
speech-making tour through Wisconsin Min
nesota and lowa.
State Committees Will Try to Har
monize the Conflicting Silver
Faction* of the State.
THOMPSON, Ga., Oct. 19.— George F.
Washburn and H. W. Reed, members
of the Populist national committee,
left this place today, after a conference
of twenty-four hours with Hon. Thomas
E. Watson. Reliable information is at
hand which shows that one object of
the conference was to submit to Mr.
Watson some proposition from Chair
man Jones, the nature of which both
gentlemen refused to reveal. It devel
ops that Chairman Jones had agreed
to go to Atlanta and meet Mr. Watson
If the two commltteemen, upon their
arrival here, should think it necessary,
otherwise he would send a personal
representative who stands high In the
councils of the party. Another object
of the meeting was to induce Mr. Wat
son to modify, in some way, his letter
of acceptance, which the two commit
teemen had in their possession.
The contents of this letter were
known to the Populist committee at
Chicago before the recent address was
issued. Committeeman Reed tele
graphed Mr. Watson under no circum
stances to give It to the public until
after the conference with him. Mr.
Watson thereupon consented to hold
it. Mr. Reed appeared to be very much
pleased with the results of his visit,
and stated to political friends that
Georgia Populists were very indignant
that he should have signed the address
issued recently by the Populist com
mittee at Chicago, but that their judg
ment and criticisms were premature,
because they did not have the informa
tion he had when the address was is
sued, and intimated that his action had
met the full approbation- of Mr. Wat
Mr. Watson leaves here tomorrow for
Atlanta, where he will meet the repre
sentative of Chairman Jones.
It Will Be Made Today by Silver
Factions in Georgia.
ATLANTA, Ga., Oct. 19.— Messrs.
Washburn and Reed, the members of
the Populist national committee, who
were despatched to Thompson >.o con
fer with Hon. Thomas E. Watson,
reached Atlanta at noon today, after
having spent Sunday with the vice
presidential nominee. Tlu&' 'MhnoTning 1
they were In conference with J. &$.
Robinson, Democratic elector at large,
the National Democratic committee
man from Georgia and several other
prominent Democrats. The national
committeeman arrived from Chicago i
today, having come as the representa- j
tive of Chairman Jones. He said: j
"Senator Jones could not come and I
asked me to represent him. No prop
osition has been made by either side
and none will be made before tomor
row. Hon. Steve Clay, chairman of
the state committee, will arrive at 9
tomorrow and the state committee will
meet at noon."
The Democratic state committee and
the Populist state committee will both
be in session here tomorrow. The
Populist committee last week made
a formal offer to the Democrats for a
fusion in this state on a basis of seven
Democratic and eight Populist electors.
The Democrats were given until to
morrow night to accept or decline.
It is understood that the conference
now in progress here and the meet
ing of the state committee tomorrow is
for the purpose of bringing about this
All the parties to the conference de
cline to say anything as to its purpose
or probable outcome. Mr. Washburn
was more communicative, however.
On the subject of his trip to Thompson,
he said: "The address issued to the
public by our executive committee at
Chicago has been purposely miscon
strued by a hostile press and does Mr.
Watson great injustice. He is the hero
of our party and is loved and esteemed
by it all over the country, because of
the noble fight for the very principles
now advocated by Mr. Bryan and his
party. The only way now to elect
Bryan is for the silver forces in the
different states to vote^or fusion elec
tors representing both parties. The
situation is unchanged. Mr. vvatson's
throat is now all right and he will
resume his campaign speaking at
"What is the political situation in
doubtful states T' he was asked.
"During the past two weeks Mr.
Bryan has made rapid gains, and I
know that the Republicans are becom
ing alarmed at this great change in
his favor. At both the Populist and
Democratic headquqraters in Chicago,
we feel sure of Bryan's election and
the triumph of silver. Our conference
at Thompson was for tbe purpose of
reporting to Mr. Watson just what
had been accomplished in different
states and to report the* work of the
national committee. The report that
I had Mr. Watson's letter of accept
ance with me is a mistake.'
His Threat as to Kaixan Carried
TOPEKA, Kas., Oct. 19.— Thomas E.
Watson's affidavit declining to permit
the use of his name cm the official
ballot was received through the mail
by the secretary of state today. Act
ing upon this authority, the Secretary
of state decided that the same of Wat
son should not go upon the official bal
lot as a part of the Abilene ticket.
However, he agreed with Populist
Chairman Breidenthal not to mail the
certificates of the official ballot to the
county clerks until the Populist com
mittee should take the matter before
the supreme court.
Ulreetom Re-elected.
CINCINNATI. 0., Oct. 19.— The nine incum
bents in the directorate of the Cincinnati,
New Orleans ft Texas Pacific railway were
re-elected at a meeting of the stockholders
held here today. Nineteen thousand of the
10,000 shares irere voted.
No End to the Sensational Develop
ments Connected .With the
Present Bull Campaign.
CHICAGO, Oct. 19.— Chicago wheat,
after.fluctuating wildly about today be
tween extremes of 75% cents to 79%
cents, closed at a net advance of a cent
and a half and about two cents under
the day's high mark. The aggregate
amount of business was something
enormous and was characterized by
wild excitement and frequent Violent
fluctuations. Liverpool opened the ball
for the Chicago wheat market. Early
cablegrams from there quoted wheat 5d
per cental higher than it had closed
Saturday, the equivalent of 6 cents
per bushel. That was enough to start
everything on the jump, but, strange
to say, the price at Liverpool was only
responded to by a 3-cent advance here
to begin with. In fact Minneapolis was
the only home market to come any
where near being as strong as the mar
kets abroad. The absence of shorts in
the Chicago pit accounted for the hesi
tating response to the big jump at
Liverpool. The average professional
speculator looks for buyers to unload
upon in such a market as today's, if he
happens to be long of wheat and as the
present speculators are almost entirely
composed of that class, large numbers
of them had wheat for sale as soon as
the market opened. For all that the
start was very wild, sales taking place
simultaneously in different parts of the
pit at 78%@79c, and at every fraction
of %c in between. Notwithstanding the
immense quantities for sale at the
opening, there were buyers enough to
take care of it at the time being, and
on a subsequent reaction to 78V4c, an
other crowd of buyers reached for
ward and sent the price climbing once
more. It only stopped when it reached
79% c.
From the latter price there was again
a gradual but agitated decline, and on
the second reaction the price got down
to 77% cby about 12:15 o'clock. The pit
was kept In "a perfect boil by the statis
tical news, but after every violent de
clne there was a more violent reaction,
and the trend of the market was up
j ward until the receipt of the world's
! visible supply figures. They showed an
l increase, of 2.347.000 bushels, and were
the cause of the decline to 77% c. That
was the turning point. The fact of
India having shipped 48,000 bushels of
wheat to Europe last week, caused con
siderable comment in connection with
the fact of so much buying of Cali
fornia wheat for that country, and
rather shook the confidence of traders
in their belief of a total failure of the
wheat crop in that country. The world's
shipments to Europe appeared to be
about 9,300,000 bushels, or about 1,000,
--000 bushels less than on the week be
fore. The estimated weekly require
ments of Europe for the present season
are 7,000,000 bushels, so it is evident
that depleted stocks there are being
gradually replenished.
Northwest receipts were extremely
large, though showing a falling off both
from last week and last year. Minne
apolis and Duluth reported receipts of
1,642 cars of wheat, compared with 1,703
cars a week ago, and 1,877 on the cor
esponding day of the year before. After
the break to 77% c, the price worked up
again to 79c, but that was its expiring
jump. It was again weighted down
with long wheat and dropped, before
the close, to 77% c, with 77% c bid, as the
closing phase of the market.
The Liverpool market for corn was
almost as excited as it was for wheat.
First quotations from there were at an i
advance of l*£d per cental. That and '<
the wild rise in wheat gave corn here j
an advance of from %c to l%c per j
bushel at the first jump. The highest j
price of the day was made right then |
and it got to the lowest edge of the i
day's range about the close. Realizing ]
was indulged in on an extremely large '
scale, and when wheat showed signs of
weakness, corn did likewise.
. t
All Previon* Efforts of the Wheat
Market Eclipsed.
NEW YORK, Oct. 19.— There was ap- «
parently today no end to the sensa
tional developments connected with the '
present bull campaign in wheat. Today ]
the market eclipsed all previous efforts ]
by rising perpendicularly 4%c at the (
opening. The jump was attended by 1
wild excitement. Commission houses ]
had more than the usual number of '
outside orders, the advance having at
tracted the attention of the speculative
public. Local traders were also eager .
buyers and foreign houses followed f
suit. The result was an avalanche of i
buying orders that fairly turned the t
wheat topsy turvy. The excitement c
was increased by private cables an- *
nouncing a six-cent advance in Liver- j
pool with heavy speculative activity. c
By noon local transactions had run up t
to 11,000,000 bushels and for the entire s
day they reached the total of 20,105,000 <
bushels. The afternoon was marked ;
by a tendency to take profits on early J
purchases, and prices lost 2 cents a ,
bushel, or half the local advance, clos- 4
ing 2% cents net higher than Saturday t
night. December opened at 85% cents,
closing at 84% cents.
Old traders said that the bulge beat
anything they had seen In years. Busi
ness all over the floor was temporarily?
suspended to watch the battle between
the bulls and bears. No failures were
reported during 'change hours. Only
the hardiest of the local element dared
trust themselves in the market, and the
short interest has been reduced to the
minimum. Evrybody was imbued with
the bull fever. Corn and oats and pro
visions all made big advances during
the forenoon. Houses with private wires
to Chicago and other centers reported a
heavy business. About 300,000 bushels
were bought for export at the close.
Mysterious Selling Movement May
Result In a Crisis.
LONDON, Oct. 19.— The Daily Tele
graph's financial article expresses the
belief that the Bank of France has
manifested a willingness to sell gold
largely, rather than allow the London
market to be so disturbed as to react
seriously upon Paris. The article says
that it is probable that this consider
ation prevailed with the Bank of Eng
land not to raise the rate of discount.
The Daily News says that heavy sales
of Spanish securities and Kaffirs on
Paris account disquieted the stock ex
change and the bourse yesterday. This
mysterious selling, it is said, has now
continued in both markets for several
days. Late evening paper 3in Paris
declared that unless the movement
was checked, a serious crisis would
result on the bourse. An official who
was consulted on the subject, said that
events in Spain and Turkey were most
ly responsible, but that great anxiety
existed regarding the outcome of the
presidential election in the United
States Jt is feared that the next set
tlement will reveal trouble.
Repetition of Yesterday's Wild
Scenes Is Expected.
There were exciting scenes in the
Minneapolis wheat pit yesterday morn
ing. Saturday the market closed at
73%, and yesterday as the reports from
Liverpool came strong, and the market
started in at 76%.. This caused some
excitement and the brokers began to
buy. This continued freely and in spite
of this, 78^4 was reached almost at once.
This high figure could not stand, and
after advices of an easier nature were
received from abroad, the reaction
caused the market to drop to 77, then
to 76^, and then it rose again to 77.
It varied but little from the latter fig
ure. The scenes In the pit yesterday
were full of excitement, and it has been
a long time since the like has happened
there. Minneapolis did not follow
Chicago, so quick had the market
jumped, but went by word from Liver
pool. Mo3t of the large number of deals
were real sales, and but few specu
lations were among them. Some of
the knowing ones expect to see a re
enactment of yesterday's scenes before
San Francisco Influenced by the
World's Wheat Markets.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 19.— Upon
strong news from other parts of the
world, the local wheat market recover
ed today from the setback at Satur
day's close, and went higher than be
fore. The May option opened at $?.5.5^>
and rose to $1.58, but toward the close
there was a decline to $1.56^. Decem
ber opened at $1.55 and all the sales
I were at that price. The total transac
[ tions in both options at the session
! were 1037890 centals. There was. less
I excitement today among dealers. They
seemed Or have become used t|jj the
rise and took it more stolidly than 'be-
I fore. At 10:30 there was a setback
from the price at the opening, but the
j market had a partial recovery from it.
Spot wheat was strongly held and for
the time being was quoted at $1.45%@
--$1.46. Prices were strong this after
noon, but less business was done. At
the 2 o'clock session December was
quoted at $1.56% and May $1.58.
Thousand Delegates Expected to Be
Present at St. Lonis.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 19.— The fifteenth
annual convention of the American
Street Railway association, will be held
in St. Louis this week, beginning to
morrow. The indications are that the
convention will be attended by at least
1,000 delegates and supply men. Ar
rivals began as early as Sunday night,
when a Wabash train brought in a
party of 75, Including the president of
the association, H. M. Littell, of Brook
lyn. The Southern hotel has been se
lected as headquarters for the dele
gates. The display of street railvvay
appliances now on exhibition at the
Auditorium is the most complete of
any similar display ever before collect
ed. These articles very in sizes from
the big vestibule street, car, to the small
bit of steel used in the construction of
an electric motor.
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With Three Incidental Murders,
Confessed by a Denver Desperado.
DENVER, Col., Oct. 19.— Albert H.
Downen, a man forty-five years of age,
was arrested today by the city detec
tives for highway robbery, and after a
search of his room had revealed a large
amount of booty, he confessed to fully
fifty hold-ups in this city, as well as
the murder of one man, Joel Ashworth
here, and a man and a woman in Cali
fornia. He says he served 17 years in
the California penitentiary for stage
robbery and gand larceny, but w.as
never arrested for the murders. The
Ashworth murder was committed in
June last and has ever since baffled the
police department. Downen says h<»
was trying to hold the man up. He
says he will plead guilty of murder and
wants to be hanged rather than serve
more time in the penitentiary.
Mnsli-lann" Meeting.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Oct. 19.—Represent
atives from local councils of the National
League of Musicians are in session in th!s
city today for the purpose of forming an or
ganization which will affiliate wich the Ameri
can Federation of Labor. Heretofore this
plan h&i been opposed by the Eastern dele
gales; while the Western delegates are in
favor of it. Samuel Gompors. president of
the American Federation of Labor fs pre
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First Little Brcnk in the Trust.
• SUPERIOR, Wis., Oct. 13.— The local coal
companies will restore the cargo pea grade,
and, commencing in a few days, the con
sumers of the city will have the priviieg» of
choaing between this grade and buckwheat
at $4.75 per ton. Last year carsro pea was
used very generally for heating stoves and
furnaces in preference to nut, but at the
opening of this season local dealers were noti
fied that cargo pea grade h&U been abandoned
and that hereafter the smallest size of hard
coal, buckwheat, would be sold for $4.75. The
Northwestern Fuel -cempany i 3 said, how
ever, to have restored the cargo grade a few
days ago, and the other companies are now
preparing to follow suit. This action means
a saving of $2 per ton, aa cargo pea can be
used in the same burners as nut ccal.
Refnaed to Surrender a Pasaenger
and Sailed Boldly by the Gun»
of Jloro Castle.
KEY WEST, Fla., Oct. 19.-If the
Spanish authorities had taken Senor
Angel Fernandez off the Ward line
i steamer Vigilancia, while that vessel
j was in Havana harbor last Friday,
United States warships would have im
mediately been ordered to Havana to
I enforce a demand for reparation and
war between this country and Spain
would have undoubtedly resulted. For
three hours last Friday, the United
States and Spain were on the brink of
war and the threatening situation was
only relieved when the Spanish authori
ties ignomdnously backed down and al
lowed the Vigilerncia to proceed to sea
with Fernandez still on board.
A letter received here from a corre
spondent in Havana, who Is close to
Consul General Lee, gives a dramatic
account of the episode. According to
the letter, when the Vigilancia put into
j Havana, the Spanish authorities de
| manded the surrender of Senor Angel
i Fernandez, a Mexican, on board the
j vessel. The Spandiards alleged that
I Ferandez was not a Mexican but a
; subject of Spain. Capt. John Meln
; tosh, of the Vigilancia, refused to sur
j render Fernandez. Then the Spanish
authorities told Mclntosh that if the
Vigilancia attempted to go to sea with
i Fernandez on board, she would be sunk
j by the guns of Mono Castle.
Capt. Mclntosh immediately laid the
i matter before Consul General Lee who
i complimented the captain on his brav
i cry and told him to take the Vigilancia
: to sea when he pleased. Consul Lee
was greatly enraged at the threat to
i sink the Vigilancia, and is reported to
; | have said to Capt. Mclntosh: "If the
guns of Moro Castle sink your ship
American warships will be
in a few days." Capt. Mclntosh re
turned to the Vigilancia and Consul
General Lee informed Weyler that the
vessel was going to sea, and that if
any attempt was made to take off Fer
nandez or that if the vessel was fired
upon, Spain must take the conse
: quenoes. Weyler immediately sum
moned a cabinet council and while this
council was considering the matter the
Vigilancia began to weigh anchor.
; The Spanish officials on board pro
■ tested, but Capt. Mclntosh said in vig
• orous language, the letter states,
1 "Damn your objections, my ship has
been cleared. My consul has told me to
[ go to sea. I am going and I dare you
I to try to prevent me. Get off- my shU>,"
and with that the Yankee rougftij
shoved the Spaniards into the waiting
boats and the Vigilancia, flying the
stars and stripes, started for the mouth
of the harbor, which is commanded by
, the guns- of Moro Castle. All was ex
citement in Havana and the quays and
house tops were lined with hundreds of
persons who expected to Bee the Vig
ilancia fired upon.
Consul Lee himself watched the Vig
ilancia through a glass. Meanwhile
signals were being exchanged between
Weyler's palace and Moro Castle, and
in the latter place there were signs
cf great excitement. Slowly the Vig
ilancia entered the mouth of the har
bor and then it was noticed that the
guns of Moro were turned on the ship.
The Vigilancia repeatedly signalled
Moro Castle: "I am going to sea," but
no answer came from the tort until
| the vessel was in blue water and then
the Spaniards ran up the signal which
means "Good bye."
It is said that Weyler is furious over
the departure of the vessel and Con
sul Lee's course. It is stattd Weyler
ordered the commandant of Moro Cas
tle to sink the Vigilancia. but that, at
the last moment, he yielded to the
entreaties of his cabinet and counter
manded the order. The episode caused
more excitement in Havana than any
thing since the beginning of the war.
In an Intervention for the Benefit
of Cuba.
CITY OF MEXICO, Oct. 19.— El Men
do today has an article on the proposed
intervention of Mexico and the United
States in the conflict between Spain
and Cuba which says in substance that
Mexico regards the United States as a
firm and loyal friend with whom the
social and commercial relations are
growing daily more intimate and if the
United States iFtould suggest officially
to Mexico the desirability of joint in
tervention. President Diaz would ac
cept with pleasure, being certain of the
moral support of all the Latin-Ameri
can republics, but Mexico could only
accept the part of a joint pacificator in
case the Spanish nation should insist in
carrying on war in her sovereign right
to the bitter end, or the Cuban people
fighting desperately for liberty should
not show distrust; in other words both
parties to the conflict should accept in
Great Fears Entertained for the
Safety of Their Crews.
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., Oct. 19.— Fears
are entertained in this city for the
safety of the barks Argenta, Silicon
and Serena, which sailed, several
months ago, for Greenland to load cryo
lite for Philadelphia. Whether they
have been crushed by the ice floes that
have drifted down from the far North
or not, is not known. The Argenta
sailed from Cadiz on May 21 for Ivig
tut, the loading point on the west coast
of Greenland. She was commanded by
Capt. Smith. He was formerly in
charge of a whaler and has had many
years' experience on the ice. He had
with him a crew of seventeen men,
shipped mostly from Philadelphia. The
Silicon left Stockholm on June 5, and
the Serena left Havana on April 29,
both for Ivigtut. Capt. Houghton is
new to the ice, while the others have
had experience before assuming com
mand, as mates and in other subordin
ate positions.
Barge Him Dovrn.
AMHERSTBURG! Ont., Oct. 19.— The Grand
Traverse, from Marine City, Mi«>h.. a largo
j three-masted barge owned by If. 11. Drake, of
Buffalo, N. V., wa"s run down by the Living
stone, of Wyandotte. Mich., in the channel,
three miles east of Colchester, Ont.. early this
morning. The Grand Traverse sank quickly,
but tb« crew was rescued and brought in
Steamer In Safe.
COLON, Oct. 19.— The Finance has arrived
here all well. She reports encountering heavy
gales on October 10 and 18.

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