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VOL. XXV.— NO. 190.
_? Minneapolis Chief of Police
Acquitted by Jury After
VERDICT IS A SURPRISE
State's Attorney Dumbfounded and
- Defense Is No Less Unpre
pared For It.
WEAKENED STATE'S CASE
General Opinion Is That the Jury Dis
credited the Testimony of Confessed
"Big Mitters" — Is Unpopular
About Town —Other Indictments
Chief of Police Fred Ames, of Min
neapolis, is not guilty of the charge of
accepting a $25 bribe from Lincoln
Crossman, "big mitt" operator. This
is the verdict of the jury, after deliber
ating twenty-one hours on the now fa
mous case. The verdict was a com
plete surprise, undoubtedly as much
so to the defense as to the state. The
general opinion was that the jury
would convict, and the defense pinned
its greatest hopes on a disagreement.
The case against Ames was consid
t ered by the attorneys for the state to
be complete in every particular and by
all odds the strongest of the cases tried
" thus far. Gardner and King were con
victed on much weaker testimony.
There is great rejoicing at the city
hall in consequence of the unexpected
verdict. The chief's friends had been
quite down-hearted for several days
and the shock of acquittal so overcame
them that they fairly tore the city hall
loose from its foundation in their par
oxysms of delight. They took all the
comfort out of the verdict that it con
tained, and openly boasted of the
Chief Ames received the verdict with
less show of demonstration than any
other person. He says he expected
no other verdict. The state's attorneys,
were dumbfounded when the verdict
fell on their ears, as they were confi
dently awaiting the word "guilty."
They say that they cannot account
for the finding of the verdict on the
evidence submitted, unless it was "lo
cal" pride which hesitated to announce
to the world that the head of the Min
neapolis police department was a crim
Norbeck Hurt State's Case.
The general opinion of disinterested
parties is that the state made a mis
take by putting Norbeck on the stand,
and that this fact discredited the
state's case. There is a feeling that a
mistake was made by promising Nor
beck any immunity for turning state's
evidence. The feeling in Minneapolis
is very bitter against Norbeck, and the
sentiment is unanimous that he de
nerves severe handling and no mercy
from the state. Norbeck's confession
that his entire testimony in his own
trial was a falsehood discredited his
story in the Ames case, and tended to
destroy confidence in the state's case.
One attorney expressed himself:
"Ames may be guilty, but when the
public temper cools off there will be
some regret felt that citizens have
been railroaded to Stillwater on the
sole testimony pf crooks and thieves
and self-confessed perjurers." Un
doubtedly something of this sentiment
animated the jury.
About 2:30 the jurors notified the
bailiff that they had reached a decis
ion. Judge Simpson was notified, and
as soon as the chief could be brought
into court the jury was allowed to
make its report. It took about an hour
to find Col. Fred and bring him into
court; he was accompanied by his
He walked firmly into court and
took his accustomed seat back of his
attorneys, his wife sitting alongside of
him. In a short time the jury appear
ed. The court room was packed al
most to suffocation; as they entered
they marched straight to their place,
and Supt. Ames kept his gaze steadily
to the front His wife scanned all the
jurors, closely, evidently endeavoring
to detect what their verdict was prior
to its reading.
Clerk Ryberg asked the jury if It
had reached a verdict, and Foreman
Hewitt responded that it had. It
was handed to Judge Simpson, who
opened it, glancing it through he
handed it to Clerk Ryberg, who read,
while a pall fell over the audience, so
that every word was plainly audible:
"We, the jury, find Fred W. Ames not
Mrs. Ames was Overjoyed.
At this juncture his wife arose and
threw her arms about her husband's
neck exclaiming, hysterically: "I knew
it, I knew it, Fred." She kissed him
while the tears were streaming down
her cheeks. The defendant acted as
one in a trance, he could not say any
thing, he was no overcome, and seem
ingly more affected at the return of the
verdict acquitting him than though he
had been found guilty.
Verdict Not Popular.
From the demonstration in the court
room after the verdict had been an
nounced it was plainly seen that it was
not a popular one. Contrary to usual
edings some of the audience so far
forgot themselves as to hiss. This dls
apnroval was soon quieted.
The jury retired from the court
through Judge Simpson's . chambers,
and Supt. Ames followed them out and
grasped each one warmly by the hand,
thanking them for their consideration.
In a short period the densely packed
court room was emptied, and the sen
sational case was brought to a close.
, The verdict about town is not a pop
ular one, probably because many ex
pected a conviction or a disagreement,
and to have it contrary to their judg
ment makes them feel disappointed.. It
Is understood that the grand jury is
still working on other ' indictments
against the chief, which will be return
ed shortly. ■/7'i'"--:^~--;--"'-
il)e M. fmtl $ tab*
DAY'S NEWS SUMMARIZED
Weather for St. Paul and vicinity: Fair
today and tomorrow; warmer tomorrow;
Meetings will be held in Chicago today
at which general managers of the roads
will receive committees of the strikers.
Harry Tracey, the . Orgeon convict,
makes another sensational escape.
It is believed that Illinois is in a position
to successfuly fight the beef trust.
Mary Mac Lane, in an interview in Chi
cago, says she sees no harm in a good
Two children of Adam Bishman. whose
son Philip was murdered in June, are
killed in a storm near Waseca.
Mayor Smith will veto West Seventh
street paving ordinance if " majority of
property owners favors asphalt.
Freddie Nieman, eight-year-old boy,
may die as result of being hit in head by
ax handle hurled by negro.
Comptroller Betz inaugurates system of
paying city employes more promptly.
Relief society holds quarterly meetings
and reports'are encouraging.
Park board says Phalen park must be
opened to relieve pressure on Como.
Park board will acquire additional land
on Como lake shore for park purposes.
I Assembly committee concludes investi-
I gation of Gedney Pickling company.
Convention of employer and employed
coming to Minnesota in September of
great importance to labor. . '
Assessor's report shows increase in
city's taxable property of $4,000,000 over
last year. ,
Luther league convention holds open
Reception tendered to Catholic summer
school guests at capitol.
Chief Ames acquitted of charge of
Seven more indictments returned by
Sixty-third convention of Beta Theta
Pi's in session.
Ellen M. Stone lectures on her experi
lowa and Nebraska are visited by se
North American Turnerbund .. adopts
strong resolutions regarding restriction of
the freedom of the press.
uly corn reaches 90 cents in Chicago
making 5 points over Monday.
C. T. Jaffray. of Minneapolis, is entered
in the National Amateur Golf champion
ship tournament at Golf, 111.
Don Dickinson, at a London dinner,
mentions Ambassador Choate as a presi- ;
Derby Day at Ho?se Show a great suc
cessArtois wins Derby.
Titus wins the fourth heat of the dia
mond sculls from Field, of Oxford, at
SCHEDULED TO OCCUR TODAY.
Grand—"Romeo and Juliet," 2:30 and
Catholic summer school session begins
Afro-American council convention, state
Luther League of America at Memorial
Junior Pioneers, Elks' hall, 8 o'clock.
Knights of Pythias' consolidation meet
ing. Eowlby hall.
MOVEMENTS OF STEAMSHIPS.
New York K. W. der Grosse.
New York Moltke.
Bremen K. Prinz Wilhelm.
WINS $1100 ON RACES
Starts in With a $2 Bet and Picks
Three Winners at Wash
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO, July Yesterday Miss
Agnes Fierney was only a cashier in a
Clark street restaurant. Now she is
the adored of many of her friends and
associates by reason of her success at
Today she played the first three
races at Washington park and won
$1,100. The phenomenal thing about
her large winning is that she started
in with but $2.
IN BIRKSHIRE HILLS
Many Millions of Dollars Represented
. by the Guests.
LENOX, Mass., July B.—The most
magnificent wedding that ever took
place in the Berkshire Hills, that of
Miss Lila Vanderbilt Sloan, third
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Douglass
Sloane, of New York, and Mr. Wil
liam Bradhurst Osgood Field was cele
brated In Trinity church (Episcopal)
here today at noon. The guests includ
ed, mainly, persons whose wealth and
social distinctions have made their
names widely known.
WIRELESS TELEGRAPH POST.
Navy Department May Establish One at
San Francisco. .
WASHINGTON, D. C, July B.—The
navy department has in contemplation a
plan to establish a wireless telegraph sta
tion in San Francisco harbor. The appa
ratus of two French and two German
systems of wireless telegraphy will be
tried, together with the Marconi system.
New York, Annapolis, Washington, San
Francisco and other points will also be
made stations. <
Carefully read the. offering* of
St. Paul's Real Estate Dealers ,
On P&wge 6.
WEDNESDAY MORNING, | JULY 9, 1902.
TALKING FOR EFFECT
ROOSEVELT'S ANTI-TRUST TALK
COMES RATHER LATE IN
PATTERNS AFTER STYLE OF
"WE KILLED A BEAR"
Congressman Griggs Says the Presi
dent Should Have Acted Before Con
gress _ Adjourned That - the People
Would Have Had More Faith in His
Intentions Then Than at the Present
From the Globe Washington Bureau,
WASHINGTON, D. C, July B.—
Chairman Griggs, of the Democratic
congressional committee, returned to
Washington today and proceeded to
say some sarcastic things about the
president and his anti-trust talk.
"It would seem from Mr. Roosevelt's
statement that all the country need do
is to wait until the reassembling of
congress, when forthwith the trusts
will be regulated," remarked Chair
man Griggs, as he took his seat at his
desk in the Democratic headquarters
today, • after a few days' absence in
"I am somewhat surprised," he con
tinued, "that the president should
have waited until J congress had ad
journed to deliver his message on reg
ulating trusts. The constitution re
quires the president to advise congress
as to. legislation on any subject con
sidered necessary by him, and failure
to advise congress on this question is
indeed' strange, considering the fact
that he thought it necessary to say
something on the question two days
after adjournment of the session."
The legitimate conclusion must be
that the message is to the people and
not to the lawmaking power.
"The Democratic party in congress
in the last caucus held before adjourn
ment insisted on anti-trust legislation.
We not only did that, but -we urged
that congress remain In session until
such legislation could be enacted. The
president knew of this, and i with his
assistance we probably could have ac
complished something. If he is in
earnest let him call congress together,
and the Democratic party stands ready
to vote for anything that will rid the
country of the trust burden. But does
the president suppose that the people
of the country do not know that the
Republicans have had full control of
both the legislative and • executive
branches of the government since 1895,
and that he can .point to nothing that
has been done since that time to reg
ulate trusts? If anything has been
done, I have been unable to find a
record of it."
ONLY TEN MINUTES
Oregon Convict Makes Another Sensa
...... Put on Trail.
SEATTLE, Wash., July Harry Tra
cey, the fugitive Oregon convict who has
killed six men and wounded several
others since June 9, is being hotly pur
sued by men and dogs in the country
southeast of Seattle, and probably will be
slain or captured within a few hours. His
pursuers, who have with them two fine
bloodhounds, are only a short distance be
Tracey made another extraordinary es
cape from one of the posses this after
noon. Word was received at the sheriff's
office that Tracey had been at the house
of a Mrs..Gerald, near Renton, for five
hours. Fifty armed men at once hastened
to the scene. When they reached the
place they scatterd and took positions so
as to watch the house to the best advan
tage. On the arrival of Sheriff Cudihee
the posse closed in on the house, only to
learn from Mrs. Gerald that Tracey had
given them the slip. He had left the
££h£»M rear door ten minutes previous,
while the. posse was taking .up their po
?i £ ' J" d for a few minutes in some of
the bushes and then quietly slipped away
through the woods towards Palmer.
« The wonderful nerve of the convict was
never more fully exemplified than in this
ff??" cc; *In* the back yard of the Gerald
fetC tied to a tree- was found Ander
son, the man whom Tracey had kept pris
oner from the time he left Port Madison
Tracey had tied Anderson to the tree
while the posse were in full view of the
The bloodhounds were let loose on his
trail, and are reported, to be only a few
minutes behind him. Fully a thousand
armed men are now engaged in the pur
suit including a posse which has taken
the train for Palmer to intercept Tracey
in his flight toward Cedar Mountain
WOULD BE AMUSING
IF IT WERE TRUE
German Captain Explains the Manila
Harbor Incident Regarding Ger
many's Attitude. '
BERLIN, July B.—Capt Pohl, who was
on board the German cruiser Irene in Ma
nila harbor relates in the Marine Rund
schau what he deems to be the •'amusing
basis of the American misconceptions of
the attitude of Germany toward the
blockade." He says the hanrt
of the Irene played an American air^sa d
luting Commodore Dewey's flag, and the
Spanish pilot thought it was the Span
ish coronation hymn and related the in
cident ashore in extravagant language
i= The Spanish newspapers in Manila, it
Is added printed this version of the inci
dent and the Spanirds in Manila and else
where showed an enthusiastic liking for
everything German, the commander of the
volunteers of Hollo telegraphing to the
commander of the Irene his thanks for
the sympathetic demonstration." The
Americans in Manila, therefore, according
to Capt. Pohl, believed the pilot's story
but Commodore Dewey, , knowing the
facts, laughed at them.
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS. -
FOR MISS MORRISON
Third Trial Results in the Heaviest
: v * Penalty of All. 7
ELDORADO, Kan., . July B.—Jessie
Morrison, convicted June 28 of murder
in the second degree for killing Mrs
Olin Castle, at the latter's home here,
in June, 1900, by cutting her throat
with a razor, was today sentenced to
twenty-five years in the penitentiary.
Motion for a new trial was overruled.
Miss Morrison, who I has gone through
three trials, took the sentence with
little show of demonstration. The case
will be appealed to the state supreme
court. At her second trial Miss Mor
rison was given but five years.
PLACE ONCE HELD
American Merchant Marine Causes an
Uneasy Feeling Among Mem
bers of House of Lords.
LONDON, July Lord Brassey
(Liberal) initiated a discussion on na
val matters in the house of lords to
day, during the course of which he de
plored the fact that Great Britain had
lost the place she once held with her
mercantile marine. The question of
subsidies, he thought, must ; depend on
the action of the, other powers. All
the naval powers of Europe gave lib
eral subsidies, while President Roose
velt and former : t Secretary» Gage had
recommended this policy. It was con
trary to British policy to foster indus
tries by bounties or protection, but,.to
pay for a reserve of auxiliary vessels
would certainly be to the public ad
vantage. ;- 7 , -7'
Lord Selborne, the first lord of the
admiralty,. in the course of a reply, re
ferred to the Atlantic shipping com
bine. He said it seemed to him that
the balance was one of disadvantage to
the combination, because it necessarily
placed very large powers in the hands
of a few men. The ;government dis
claimed any sort of jealous intention
of the Americans here. They had an
American marine of their own and
they had a perfect right to share the
Atlantic trade. It was to British inter
ests that they should have it. It
should not be an almost British mo
nopoly. On the other hand, Great Bri
tain could not afford to see herself
squeezed out of the Atlantic trade. The
attitude of the government, therefore,
was not one of hostility, but of anx
iety, and not until they had formed
a final opinion of the whole question
could they wisely or fairly enter into
agreements with one ' party o«- the
It would never do to rely in time of
war on merchant ships/ of other na
tions for the purposes of British er>
rylng trade. Great Britain had fallen
behind in regard to vessels of high
speed, because she had, not given heavy
subsidies like other nations. The ex
pense of so large a subsidy policy was
so insidious that, in his opinion, the
subsidizing of commercial corporations
should and must be confined to a lim
ited number and for a special and-def
inite purpose. While merchant cruis
ers had their proper place in time of
war they could never be substituted
for naval cruisers nor would the pos
session of merchant cruisers even di
minish the ship-building, vote fort the
navy. :■•-■ v 77/ -
lowa and Nebraska Are Visited by Storms
, Which Do Considerable Damage ■
• to Property.7..^> " "_.'.
•OMAHA, Neb., July All trains for
this city were late today and the situa
tion was aggravated tonight by a down
pour of rain which in many parts of the
eastern half of* Nebraska and Western
lowa amounted to .nearly a cloudburst
and continued until : a late hour. One
town in Nuckolls county- reports ten
inches of rain during the past sixty, hours,
and many other places have been equally
well soaked. /= - , -..,■'■
At-Herman, Neb., the scene of a tor
nado two years ago, there was a cloud
burst which washed several houses from
their foundations and one family had to
be rescued in a boat, their home having
been washed a quarter of a mile from its
original location. r < * ■ ..
In Eastern lowa the downpour has play
ed havoc with railroad traffic. The main
line of the North-Western road between
Missouri alley and Denison, lowa, is
washed out in several places and the Ute
branch has also suffered bad washouts.
On the Fort Dodge-Omaha division of the
Illinois Central road there are a number
of washouts reported and all traffic,
freight and passenge, is tied up and un
able to move either way. *
The damage to crops is thought to be
very great, especially in the valleysy. The
lowlands, already flooded by recent rains
were again overflowed tonight and rivers
and creeks are torrents. -
The Rock Island tracks'are washed out
at Underwood, lowa. and no trains have
arrived here over that road since noon.
The track is reported to'be under water
in a number of other places and several
freight trains are tied up on both sides
of the washouts waiting for the track
to be repaired. Four inches of rain fell
at Underwood during the afternoon and
evening. -. .
• DES MOINES, lowa. July B.—This even
ing the Dcs Moines river* broke the levee
in the southeast part of the city and a
score of families were driven from their
homes. John Childs. a cripple; was res
cued with difficulty and boats were used
in saving others. The steamer Lehman,
the biggest of the river excursion boats,
was sunk and is in danger of breaking
At midnight more than two and one-half
inches of-rain had fallen in ten hours. The
Raccoon is two miles wide through Dal
las and Green counties and is sweeping
over crops on the.bottom lands. Reports
from the upper,Des Moines and Raccoon
indicate that the flood has not reached its
greatest height. -
SUICIDE USES MIRROR
TO TAKE SURE AIM
Supposedly Despondent Actor Ends
His Life in Arkansas. .
HELENA, Ark., July B.—The body
of a white man, about sixty years old,
supposed to be S. R. Gaylord, of Los
Angeles, Cal., was found last night
under a tree in the city with a bullet
hole through the -head. ' On the tree
was a mirror, which had apparently
been used by Mr. Gaylord in aiming
the shot which ended his life, and near
his body was a revolver.: Gaylord came
to this city in the morning and regis
tered at the Koelh hotel as being from
lowa, but all his clothing bears marks
of Los Angeles merchants. His gen
eral appearance and a paper of a dra
matic school at Los Angeles, found in
his satchel,- led to the belief that he
was an actor. L '' ' ,
RAILWAY WILL INSURE
LIVES OF ALL EMPLOYES
New Departure is Sprung by Baltimore
NEW YORK, July Arrangements
have been made, by the United Railway
and Electric company,; of Baltimore,
says a Times I dispatch from; that city,
to insure the lives of the 3,000 motor
men and conductors on its lines. In
the case of a fatal accident while In
the. service of the company the sum
of $1,000 will be paid to the family
of the victim. The company will pay
the entire:cost and will make no re
duction in the wages of the men. It
willi amount to 60 cents for each em
ploye. The insurance is to be accept
ed as settlement for any claim against
the: company, and in this sense is J a
mutual arrangement* between employ
er and employe. . ,«..•■ ..
DOESN'T MIND LYING
MARY MACLANE AIRS HER VIEWS
ON THINGS IN GENERAL
SHE SAYS A GOOD LIE
IS NOT A BAD THING
Queer Feminine Product of Montana
Declares That She Would Not Ex
change Her ."Good Strong Anglo-
Saxon" for Any English They Could
Teach Her at Harvard—She Dis
cusses Her Book.
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO, July B.—lf a trio of news
paper men had not thrust themselves
into the breach today Mary Maclane,
of Butte, Mont, might still be sitting
with her bag, her books and her box
of fudge on a bench in the waiting
room of the union passenger station.
; Miss Maclane disdirected a telegram
from St. Paul to her hostess, Miss
Lucy Monroe, last evening, conse
quently when she arrived this after
noon there was no one to bid her wel
come save three reporters and a pho
tographer. One of the reporters took
her bag, another her books and the
third her box of fudge, while the pho
tographer took her picture.
Then she was placed in a carriage
and driven to the Astor street resi
dence of Miss Monroe. "To see Miss
Monroe," she said, "is my sole object
in coming East, although I plan to go
to school somewhere."
Miss Maclane misdirected a telegram
expected to study. "Chemistry," she
answered. "I might as well be study
ing that as anything else."
"Do you intend to study English?"
"No, indeed. Do you think I would
exchange my strong, pure Anglo-Sax
on for anything they could teach me
at Harvard? I know more about Eng
lish than they do. Doesn't my little
book .prove it? If I could write like
that at nineteen I can do much better
at one and twenty."
May Write Another Book.
"Tell -us when you are going to
"I don't know. My next book will
be in two years, perhaps. I think it
will shock the natives even more than
my other did. I could have made my
self the sweetest, best girl that ever
lived, if I had cared to. It would have
been just as easy, too, but I told the
truth, and it seems to have gone to the
• spot. . ' The people "paid money for It,
and we are all after the dough, aren't
we .\: '..'•
"Do you like your other book, Miss
. "Of course I do. It is beautifully
written and it is the work of a genius.
Few of ; the reviewers reached the
genius in it. I have been writing like
that for years."
"Why didn't you portray yourself as
a sweet girl, Miss Maclane? Do you
like to lie?"
"I don't mind it," said Miss Maclane.
"If you can tell a good lie and it
amuses - you, tell it by all means. - I
told the truth because it was more in
teresting than a lie. It amused me
While here Miss Maclane may gath
er in part of. the $15,000 royalties which
her book has earned.
THROWN IN CELL
AND LEFT TO DIE
Alleged Cases of Cruelty to Patients
Suffering From Delirium
SANTIAGO DE CUBA, July B.—The
American and British residents of this
place are indignant at the alleged
brutal treatment at one of the hos
pitals here of a Scotchman name Wm.
Houstown, who died, as asserted, of
alcoholism, Sunday morning. Hous
town was a j dry goods clerk here, a
man of good family and not an habit
ual drunkard. ! He is ; alleged .to have
drunk to excess during the recent cel
ebrations held here, and last Saturday
he became delirious. A friend took
him to the hospital and left him there.
That night Houstown became violent.
He was , put into a straitjacket,
thrown into a cell and left without at
tendance, and the next morning he
was dead. No treatment whatever
was given him.
This is the second case of this na
ture which has resulted in death with
in the last month. The other case
was that of an American named Coop
er,, who was taken to the hospital suf
fering from delirium tremens. He' was
refused admission and taken to the
jail, where he died in a few hours.
Mr. Mason, the British consul here,
is investigating both these cases.
NEWS GATHERERS TO HUSTLE
Secretary Moody Issues Orders Re-
garding Sham Maneuvers.
WASHINGTON, D. C, July B.—Up
to this time the war and navy depart
ment officials have considered but two
factors in the coming joint army and
naval maneuvers on the Atlantic coast
in September—the invading and . de
fending forces. Now," according to
the plans of Secretary of the Navy
Moody, there is to be a third factor—
the . press of the United States. The
object of the maneuvers is to stimu
late, as closely* as possible, the condi
tions of actual warfare, and the secre
tary ; believes that, as the press plays
such an - important part in real war,
It should be seriously considered.
Therefore he contemplates ? throwing
the press correspondents •of the coun
try - upon their., own resources, mean
while having both invaders and de
fenders regard the newsgatherers as
a common "enemy" and endeavoring
to mask the movements of their forces
as much as possible from - the pub
lic. - -■ "' -■
... * It is not believed that under Secre
tary". Moody's plan there will be any
thing to prevent news organizations
from chartering vessels of "their own
and keeping up with the fleets at sea
as best : they may, . for . this was done
in the late Spanish-American war. In
the late war the great press organiza
tions also had i correspondents aboard
the flagships :of - the fleets. - -
PRICE TWO CENTS— I °» T«»»-
ILLINOIS HAS THE
BEEF TRUST CORNERED
Attorney General Hamlin, It Is Believ
. Ed, Has Sufficient Evidence to
Win the Fight.
Special to The Globe.
SPRINGFIELD, 111., July B.—Attor
ney General Hamlin is after the beef
trust and has been for weeks quietly
gathering evidence against the Big
Six. He is watching closely the propos
ed combination of the packers into
a giant corporation, and when he is
assured such a combine is in process of
formation he will bring proceedings on
behalf of some stockholder on behalf
of the state of Illinois to restrain the
consummation of the deal.
Mr. Hamlin's investigation has been
carried on with much secrecy, and it
is said that the evidence which he be
gan to collect shortly after the govern
ment bill for an injunction was filed
in Chicago in the middle of May, has
grown to such importance that pro
ceedings might safely be begun at any
time under the laws of Illinois against
trust methods of doing business in the
While the full scope of his informa
tion has not been made public, it is
said that much valuable material has
been gathered In the various cities of
the state where members, of the trust
have branch houses and are, or at least
were before the temporary injunction
was issued, allowed a clear field In
the particular territory in question
without competition from other mem
bers of the trust.
To reach the packers and encompass
the throw of the operations in re
straint of trade and competition the
attorney general can proceed under
the common law which, according to
competent legal opinion, is sufficient
to cover the case under the decision
of the Illinois supreme court' in the
case of the Glucose trust the protest
of one stockholder in any one of the
concerns contemplated for absorption
into a beef combine will be enough,
backed by the laws of Illinois, to pre
vent the consummation of the deal.
DESTINED TO RULE
SEA AND COMMERCE
United States, Great Britain and Ger
many are Getting Together
for the Good of All.
- NEW YORK, July B.—J. Pierpont
Morgan's arrival here \ caused a . great
stir, cables the Berlin correspondent
of the Herald. When Mr. Morgan, ac
companiedbbey c his - daughter - sauntered
through Unter den Linden, he was
easily recognized by his resemblance
to the pictures and cartoons with
which the. German public have been
almost daily entertained.
Asked about his meeting with the
Kaiser, Mr. Morgan said:
"I am very sorry, but I cannot say
anything about the kaiser. He was
exceedingly courteous to us. He's a
great man, for a fact."
Clement A. Griscom, who was with
the party on board the Meteor, said:
"The Anglo-Saxon countriesthe
United States, Great Britain and Ger
many—are destined to rule the sea and
commerce. The kaiser is acquainted
with all the details of the Trans-At
lantic Shipping company, and shows a
marvelous grasp of current affairs.
While we were on board the Meteor
he assumed charge and directed like a
life-long seaman, in fact he would have
led the Meteor as a winner for the first
prize except for the large handicap
given the boat
"The kaiser sympathizes with our
efforts in doing away with unecessary
competition between the various trans-
Atlantic lines, . and effecting economy.
I have no doubt the kaiser is becoming
more and more popular, not only
among his own people, but In other
countries. When Prince Henry visited
the United States a member of the
New York Yacht club decided to make
a return by coming over to the meet
ing at Kiel. I am sure that the at
tendance of the Increasing number of
American yachts at Kiel is now cer
"The kaiser expressed admiration for
Mr. Morgan. I think he believes the
United States is a good country to
model after. There is no reason to
fear rivalry either between Germany
and the United States from a commer
cial standpoint. All may work to
gether for a common end."
Joseph and Edward Smith Terribly Cut
Up and Charge Ed. Maloney
With Doing It.
Joseph and Edward Smith, brothers,
were badly cut about the head in a stab
bing affray which took place on the street
at Seventh and Minnesota streets about
12:30 last night. Edward Smith received
a knife wound three inches long on the
back of the neck and one on the back of
the head. Joe Smith was cut about the
face. Both men are seriously injured, but
The two Smiths, Edward Maloney and
two others had been drinking around town
during the evening. About 12 o'clock
they were in J. J. Esch's saloon. 33 East
Seventh street, where they had some
words. They left the saloon and went over
to Eighth street and walked down Eighth
to Minnesota. There they turned back
on Seventh street and the fight followed.
Officer Dan McCart was making his
round when he heard the noise and ran
two blocks to the scene. He found three
men mixed up in a mass on the pave
ment in front of the California wine
house. The officer grabbed Maloney and
with his revolver compelled" the Smiths
to walk to the patrol box across Minne
sota street. The two others who were
in the fight fled before the arrival of the
• The Smiths were bleeding profusely and
left a distinct trail of blood across the
street. At the spot where.they leaned
against the wall waiting for the arrival
of the patrol wagon there was a large
pool of blood on the pavement
Maloney is accused by the Smiths of
being the man who did the cutting. A
bystander found a large knife lying in the
gutter after the fight- was over. The
knife was open, but had no blood stains.
At the city hospital the physicians said
that the Smiths were not in a dangerous
condition. They refused to talk about the
cause, of the trouble, but were bitter
against Maloney. .„.■■'•.
The Smiths and Maloney were booked
at the central station last night as being
disorderly. . It is likely that a . charge of
assault with a dangerous weapon will be
placed against Maloney. «'•';"><--,"
Advance 5 1-4 Points Higher
Than The Best Market
TOUCHES NINETY CENTS
The Shorts Are Forced to Take Their
Medicine—But Little Excitement
Prevails, However ;
"LITTLE FELLOWS" AT
THE BOTTOM OF JUMP!
Harris-Gates Clique of Millionaires
Are Not Responsible As They Deal
But Little During the Day Private
Elevators Are Working Overtime
to Make Low Grade Deliveries.
Special to The Globe.
CHICAGO, July July corn reach
ed 90 cents today on the Board of
Trade, and once more the shorts had
to take their medicine in large, allo
pathic doses. As a rule they took it
with no more than a wry face. Little
or no excitement was apparent while
the prices rose to 5% cents over the
previous high point made yesterday.
The medicine is not being directly
doled out by the Harris-Gates clique
of millionaire speculators, as is gen
erally supposed. That house took no
hand in today's proceedings, no brok
er of theirs opening his mouth to buy
or sell. It was the "little fellows'' who
were directly at the bottom of the
day's jump which broke all records
on the Chicago board. The bull par
ties seem so confident of their position,
so confident that at least 5,000,000 or
10,000,000 bushels of the 20,000,000
bushel line due them from shorts can
not be delivered in "real stuff," that
they are calmly awaiting the outcome
and letting the small holders and
shorts have their day. When the
shorts cannot deliver to them they
can set their own terms of settlement
. Today there were about 800,000 bush
els of July corn covered by shorts.
Of this the biggest part was taken in
by Ware & Leland for customers, and
according to an authoritative state
ment, that house has only about 50,
--000 bushels more of short corn on its
books. Other buyers were E. W. Bai
ley, Wanzer & Co., Counselman &
Co. and the Weare Commission com
pany. Bartlett Frazier was the big
gest seller, a good many of that
firm's customers taking handsome
profits. No one seems to have an idea
who the big shorts are, or at least no
one will "talk." There is undoubtedly
a big short interest, probably several,
but that they are obstinate may be
seen from their refusing to cover with
corn soaring to 90 cents and its wings
Private elevator houses are still
working overtime to turn as much low
grade corn as possible into quality de
liverable on contracts. Today they
turned out sixty-three cars of contract.
Only six cars of the day's receipts of
211 cars, however, were contract grade.
Most onlookers. still lean to the view
that receipts will not increase to a
marked extent even at this price, and
that shorts will have trouble in finding*
corn to deliver to the Harris-Gates
people. Joe McDonald, a friend of John
W. Gates since boyhood, when they
played together in a little town in this
state, told today of the following con
versation held with Mr. Gates yester
day in nis Lasalle street office. Mc-
Donald asked Gates whether if he were
long on a little corn he would advise
him to sell now. .
"I'll tell you, Joe," said Gates, "you
are geting pretty old and stiff in the
knee joints. I'll give you some advice
out of respect for your infirmaties.
While $1.25 isn't too high for corn, I'd
go out before the crowd, if I were you,
say around $1 or so. You understand
this advice is only because of your age
Other markets were very little af
fected by the cOrn "hurrah." Wheat
started out lower on clear weather
practically all through the wheat belt,
and though temporarily helped later,
turned very weak toward the close.
The immediate demand from corn
shorts seemed to be filled, and with a
few offerings in the pit, the July price
sagge^ off to 87 cents and closed there.
Everybody on the curb tonight had the
rumor that the July corn shorts had
settled privately and that the deal was
"If there have been private settle
ments," said Samuel Scotten, of Harris,
Gates & Co., "I have not heard of them.
And if the July operations are all
wound up I would have been" taken
into the secret."
Rumors of Doctored Corn.
The "deal" in July corn and the dis
comfiture of a large short interest
have caused a feeling of nervousness
in Merchant's exchange circles, which
cropped out today in the filing of a
complaint by Thomas Aiken, a well
known broker, concerning the quality
of a large quantity of corn recently
shipped here from Chicago.
Mr. Aiken charged that two eleva
tors in East St Louis were full of
grain, which, although shipped as No.
2, did not come up to contract grade.
The exchange appointed an investi
gating committee, which found that
there was no truth in the charge. The
incident gave rise to the report that
Harris Gates & Co. were short 1,000,000
bushels of July in this market. An
other report was that the alleged in
ferior, grade had been shipped here to
lighten part of a heavy short line held
by Chicago firms. «■
A St. Joseph firm is said to be short
about 100,000 bushels of July corn in
this market. Brokers for this firm re
cently went to Chicago to buy, and tho
grain purchased by them was shipped
to Thomas J. Cleag, a broker of this
This, it is thought, gave rise to the
reports that the alleged inferior grain
came from Harris Gates & Co., and
that the firm was .short In St. Louis.
Mr. Cleag said tonight that he did not
think Harris, Gates & Co. had any
short interest here.