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St. Paul and Vtc I nlty—Probably showers.' Minnesota—Fair Saturday and Sun day; light to fresh variable winds. VOL. XXVIL—NO. 233 WHEAT RESPONDS TO RUST REPORTS ALMOST SEVEN CENTS UP IN MINNEAPOLIS Wild and Panicky Conditions Prevail Throughout Owing to Damage by Rust—Prediction Is Made That the Price Will Reach $I.2o—Rise in Chicago Is Five Cents ' September wheat in Minneapolis closed nearly 7 cents higher yesterday than it did Thursday. The closing fig ures were $1.18%, against $1.11% on Thursday. December closed at $1.15%, .against $1.11. Thursday. The market was a bull one from the start, and the vildest panic prevailed. The opening price was $1.14 —2*4 cents above the close on Thursday—and there was a eteady advance all through the trading. The market closed at the top. Rain all over the spring wheat j sec-' tion, forecasts of continued wet weath er and higher Liverpool cables caused %a buoyant feeling on 'change. There <;was,'in addition, a short interest-which developed Thursday in expectation of lower cables and a soft spot in which to replace the lines, but the opposite developed = and the bullish conditions caused the bears to run for \ cover. .There was also little wheat. offered for Bale. - . At one time the market slumped to $1.13%, but it did not stay at these figures long. The recovery was quick and certain, and when the trading closed September was at the top notch, the highest for years. The market is in such a condition that the commission men are warning their patrons, for they expect sudden slumps as well as flights toward a higher level at any time. J. B. Patten, the Chicago btfll, was in the Minneapolis pit yesterday and he freely predicted $1.20 wheat, and there ;were others who declared the price ;would not stop at $1.50. D. B. Snow, the crop expert, who is traveling through the spring wheat belt, wires some gloomy reports. He reports from Alexandria he has traveled sixty miles through the country and lias not found 100 bushels of plump wheat in 1,000 acres. Otter Tail and Douglas coun ties, which he visited, have 300,000 acres seeded to wheat. Alexander Mc- Kinnon, of Crookston, who has some land seeded to wheat, says it will not be worth the cutting. Cash wheat is moving slowly, with Ko. 1 northern at $1.20; No. 2 at $1.16M5, and No. 3 at $1.11. Harvests have been delayed by the wet weather and the damage to the growing crop increases each day. Chicago Prices Also Shoot Up I CHICAGO, Aug. 19.—Rains on wheat fields ready for the reaper, shot prices ; up 5 cents a bushel here today to fig jiires not heretofore reached in this ; year's trading. Wheat for September delivery went to $1.10% a bushel, an iadvance of 3% cents. December went I to $1.12%, or 4 cents over the previous close, and May touched $1.15%, a jump of 5*4 cents. The close was strong at about a cent under the top figures of j the day. Corn, in the face of high ! wheat values, closed 1 cent below yes terday's final figures. Oats are down h shade. Provisions varied from IVz tents to 7^ cents off. Prom the start both the public and professionals in the wheat trade ap peared imbued with bullish enthusiasm and bought eagerly and wildly. Initial trades were at advances of 1% cents to 2 cents for September at $1.08 to BURNHAM GIVES UP Mfnnesotan Is Tired of Life In Madison Jail Special to The Globe MADISON, Wis., Aug. 19.—William Burnham, of Perham, Minn., after ly ing in the Dane county jail for eleven months on a commitment for contempt cf court, will shortly be released. His brother from Perham and an attorney have reached an agreement with the nttorneys of Burnham's divorced child •\vife, according to which Burnham is to settle a judgment for alimony and t-uit money and gain his freedom. Burnham owns a farm at Perham. He came to Madison and married a iifteen-year-old girl,/ taking her to the farm, where, it has been established in h divorce court, he made a veritable Elave of her until she ran away and re turned to Madison. She instituted Fuccessful divorce proceedings. He followed her to Madison and was con fronted with an order to pay suit money and maintenance amounting to $200, which he profanely refused to pay, demanding the arrest of the girl. For cursing <he Dane county circuit court he was thrust into jail. He de clared he would "rot in jail before he ■would give his wife's lawyers a cent." After confinement for eleven months he softened and will satisfy the de mands of his former wife. It is under stood the farm at Perham has practi cally passed from his possession dur ing his absence. THE CKLY DEMOCRATIC DAILY NEWSPAPER OF GENERAL CIRCULATION IN THE NORTHWEST THE ST. PAUL GLOBE $1.08%, and 1%@1% cents to 2&@2% cents for December at $1.09*4 to $1.09%. There appeared to be many causes for the higher market, though the most potent of them did not be come operative until the session was well under way. There were rains in Manitoba and the Northwestern states which threatened dire results in the fields shared by the black rust, where harvesting is about to commence or is actually in progress. Cables were higher and it was predicted that Texas \ millers would soon be in'the market for wheat. In spite of these influences, the bears gained control of the early market and on heavy realizing sales prices receded to $1.07% for September and $1.08% for December. Strongly contradictory reports on rust in Manitoba appeared for a time to create an uncertain feel ing. With cyclonic force and sudden ness, however, a reversion of feeling came and pessimism seemed to seize upon all alike. The Northwest started the buying. A message from a Minnesota point was to the effect that not a pint of grain was to be found in a shock in many fields. "Not 100 bushels of plump wheat in 1,000 acres," the telegram read. From that time on there were relapses, but only momentary ones, and with each recurrent advance a new high point was reached. Septem ber under the onslaught was carried up to $1.10% and December to $1.12 %. There was heavy selling at the top in the way of profit taking and values re ceded from high point. September sold back to $1.08%, but began again its upward flight when the selling orders had been taken care of. The close was strong at $1.09%. December broke to $1.10%, but reacted and closed at $1.11%. May was strong in the final trading at $1.14. Stutsman Will Have Good Yield Special to The Globe JAMESTOWN, N. D., Aug. 19.— Despite reports to the contrary, the wheat yield in this county will be good. Rust is in some fields to a greater or less extent, principally in the south eastern and eastern portions. The western half of the county is all right and a fine yield will result. But few fields in the entire county are hurt to an extent that will make them yield a small crop compared with other years. Even if 50 per cent less than at first estimated, the yield would be above the average of other years. Cutting is general, especially in the western part of the county. The farm ers are jubilant over the yields, though they will not say so, and say they do not wish any other idea current than that the crop is a failure this year. From most authentic and reliable re ports that are to be had, Stutsman county is the dividing line between the rust and no rust district on the line of the Northern Pacific, and west of here and north on the Jamestown & Northern branch the crops are very much better than they are here or east or southeast of here. MOORISH CHIEF MURDERS HORSEMEN ALGIERS, Aug. 19.—Eighty-three horsemen sent by the Moorish pre tender Bu Hamer to Chou Abou, chief of the Beni Buzagordi tribe, to ask his daughter in marriage, were treacherously murdered by the chief. THE NEWS INDEXED PAGE I Far Eastern War Wheat Rises Enormously Fight Between Regulars and National Guard Chairman Conde Hamlin Gives Out Statement Czarina's Latest Child a Girl PAGE I! Settlers Want Swamp Lands Reclaimed John A. Johnson Makes Statement PAGE 111 Minneapolis Matters News of the Northwest , PAGE IV Editorial Comment News of the Railroads PAGE V In the Spcrting World PAGE VI! Of Interest to Women PAGE VIII Review of Trade Popular Wants PAGE IX Financial and Commercial PAGE X Democratic Primaries SATURDAY MORNING, AUGUST 20, 1904—TEN PAGES DEMOCRATS ABAMPOMTHE WEST? ''" %]|-i)EM^6 GWE UP THE EAST »| . - ,^- DEMOCRATS ABAHPOHTHE WEST? /( DEMOfISffS GW£ UP THE EAST \* | DEMOCRATS APWT DgFEAT'IHTHE'SOOTH «?« D£HO^RATS HOPELESSiM THE NOf?TM «•• Political Weather Observations From the Republican Press Prog nost Sea tors HAMLIN SPOILS SEVERAL STORIES Chairman of Republican State Central Committee Gives Out Statement Criticism of the actions of Chair man Conde Hamlin has resulted in the chairman of the Republican state cen tral committee giving out an interview In which he replies to his newspaper critics. The statement published in a Minneapolis newspaper that Gov. Van Sant's party loyalty would be put to the test by an invitation to take the stump for Dunn, and a second story that the old central committee would be requested to produce $6,000 alleged to have been left in the treasury when the campaign of 1902 was finished, both bring denials from the chairman. Chairman Hamlin Talks Mr. Hamlin last night gave out the following statement: - "Veracity has a few claims and nearly everything 1 that has been printed about the .committee or , its imagined doings is the veriest guesswork, e%'en if interesting. There is and has been no internal dis sension. No call has been issued for a committee meeting. A letter was sent out to the members asking them to acquaint themselves with the conditions in their districts so as to be able to report when a meeting was called. The letter also an nounced the selection and location of headquarters. The latter were established as a matter of convenience and there is nothing to prevent any member reporting the result of his investigations any time he is in the city. The few people at head quarters have been occupied with routine matters. The report that Mr. Verity, the secre tary, had stated that Gov. Van Sant would be invited to speak 'in order to put it up to him to show his loyalty' is very unjust. In reply to a question whether Gov. Van Sant would be invited to speak, Mr. Verity said that he would. His questioner then inquired, '\shat if the governor refused?" Mr. Verity re sponded that it would be up to the gov ernor. These two replies made separate ly and not for publication were united to make a statement that Mr/ Verity did not utter. Governor Expected to Speak Gov. Van Sant and all other prominent Republicans will be invited to take part in the campaign and no one who knows the former'^ loyal Republicanism will doubt what his response will be. In fact, Gov. Van Sant has already told some of his friends that he would speak. The report that the present commit tee charges that the old committee is ' Continued on Sixth Page Tomorrow will be a conspicuously fine example of a Sunday newspaper in text, pictures and appearance. ! Edward W. Townsend's Reuben of Beetville — The "OKeefe, Akoond of Swat"—William Hamilton Os ► second article on the new creation by. the author home's thrilling story of adventures is the hit of ► ♦ of Chimmie Fadden. All the country is laughing the year. It is not too late to take it up now. ► at Reuben already. Making the Home Beautiful—The article deals with ► Dog Day Work of Player Folk —How the great ones * an "Ivy Room" and ''A Bookcase Built in the ► of the stage spend their time preparing for the ' Wall." ► coming season. If WHnesg Mur d er by Telephone—An Indiana mystery * Gaining Beauty in the Camp—Some advice for girls in which Sherlock Holmes would find a problem. ► SnT?* beaUty "S f°Untain head 'ClOSe tO :B**k Tracks-A brilliant short story by Henry C. nalure' i Howlarid. Woes of a Misunderstood Millionaire—How the Brit- » ... _ *„♦„_„ ish made life a burden for William Waldorf Astor, £ S^ik.ng and Up-to-Date Features. in spite of his wealth. The News of the World Complete. ; "The Seven Times Billionaire's Seventh Son" f A / War News and the Impending Catastrophe. fairy story by Julius Muller. Fine Pictures in Black and White and Colors. ; Tomorrow's Globe will be the great Sunday paper of the Northwest. Order in advance CZARINA'S LATEST CHIIDJS A GIRL So Declare Russian Revolution Ists, Who Say Male Baby . Was Substituted Special Cable to The Globe PARIS, Aug. 19. —. Russian revolu tionists here declare that the empress of Russia, really gave birth to a female ct^Jd, for whom at her birth a male child was substituted —a peasant woman's baby. Revolu tionists vouch for the truth of this statement, and, astounding as it is, they insist that it comes from a per fectly reliable source amfc will be verl ! fied later. Nihilists say the internal condition of Russia is sueh —and it Is made more precarious by reverses in the far East ' —that had the people been disappoint ed again in their hope of the birth of a czarevitch a revolt would have been imminent. This danger, manifested by the probability'of the fall of Port Ar thur at any moment, caused the czar's advisers to fake their precautions. GRINNELL WILL VOTE FOR PARKER Assistant Secretary <ff State Under Harrison Leaves* His Party Special to The Globe NEW YORK, Aug. 19—William Mor ton Grinnell, assistant secretary of state under Harrison, and nephew of Levi P. Morton, announced today that he would vote" for Parker. Grinnell is a chevalier of the 'Legion of Honor, author of a book on American indus trial problems and a lawyer. He has been associated with some of the fore most firms "of the city, including Tracy, Boardman & Platt and Ambassador Choate's firm. Elevated Railroad Men Will Strike NEW YORK, Aug. 19.—More than a thousand conductors and guards of the elevated railroads of Manhattan and the Bronx, which is under lease and is being operated by the interborough Rapid Transit company, met here late today and voted on strike action, as a result of an alleged breach of an agree ment between the members of the Amalgamated Association of Street and Electric Railway Employes and the of ficials of the interborough company. It was declared late tonight that nearly every vote cast favored strike Action. GUARDSMEN AND REGULARS EIGHT One Man Is Killed and Three Wounded in a Scrimmage at Athens, Ohio ATHENS, Ohio, Aug. 19.—Regular army soldiers; said to be members of a cavalry troop connected with the First brigade at Camp Armitage, near this city, where state militia man euvers are being held, attended by two detachments of regular cav alry, today attacked members of a provost guard of patrols made up of members of Company D, Fifth Ohio National guard, /Cleveland, and one man was killed and three wounded, the latter all being national guardsmen. The regulars escaped without casual ties as far as is known. The guards man who was killed' was Corporal Charles Clark, whose home is at War ren, where the company is located. He was twenty-one years of age. The regulars, who used pistols, scattered for camp and none of them has been apprehended. Fifteen minutes after the shooting Gen. Dick, in command of the national guardsmen, and the regu- j lar army officers, had declared the town under martial law and hundreds of regulars were rushed into the city and are now patrolling the streets to prevent further trouble. Nearly all the provost guards sent to town to gather in_soldiers who have overstayed their leaves have been na tional guardsmen and the regulars be came possessed of the idea that the provosts discriminated against the reg ulars, in favor of the guardsmen, ar resting the former and allowing the latter to go free, when the miscreants were in such numbers that a choice arose of arresting one or the other. Regulars assembled in Athens today and the provost came on a number of ; them in front of the sheriff's residence, near the court house. The regulars were halted and showed fight. The provost guard clubbed them with their -rifles, when the regulars commenced to shoot. They returned the fire and more than one hundred shots in all were fired. The battle ended when the reg ulars left for camp after the killing. Drowned in a Cloudburst EL, PASO, Tex., Aug. 19.—A cloud burst at Globe, Ariz., has resulted In several deaths and the destruction of much property. A man named Mitchell and his wife and four children were "drowned. One report says nine were drowned. The Southern Pacific shops were demolished. PKICE TWO CENTS %*&!&* BESIEGERS MAKE LITTLE PROGRESS MAKE NO BREACH ON FORTRESS 5 WEST SIDE This Is Shown by a Brisk Fire From the Russian Forts in the Section of Port Arthur Indicated—Muscovite Commander Is Ordered to Destroy His Ships Rather Than Let the Japs Get Them Special Cable to The Globe SHANIKWAN, Aug. 19.—The fighting at Port Arthur to day, as seen from Liaotung gulf, indicated that the Japanese had not made a material advance on the west side of the fortress since the general assault Wednesday. From Pigeon "bay lines could be plainly seen southwest of Table hill, and a brisk artillery fire from the Russian forts, including the har bor fortifications on Golden hill, was proof that no breach had been made on the westerly side of the fortress proper. The abandoned Russian defenses at Tatiatun, now occu pied by the Japanese artillery, were being bombarded, many of the Russian shells flying high and dropping into the sea. The engagement was general along the entire line today, but no observations could be taken of the Japanese positions east of the fortress. In the center the attacking force oc cupies intrenchments on the Antze hills and Luchung heights. It is south of these points that the infantry will attempt to as sault the fortresses. THIS IS DIFFERENT LONDON, Aug. 20.—The Times correspondent at Shanghai says that the dock there now occupied by the Russian cruiser Askold belongs to a British company and is not subject to Chinese jurisdiction. The question, therefore rises, the cor respondent added, whether it is the duty of the British au thorities to define and enforce neutrality. GUNBOAT REPORTED SUNK LONDON, Aug. 19. —A dispatch to the Japanese legation from Tokyo says: "According to a report from our watch tower from near Port Arthur a Russian gunboat of the Va janti type struck a mine and sunk off Vamo promontory at 5:30 yesterday." ORDERED TO DESTROY SHIPS ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 2O. —Acute anxiety prevails re garding the situation at Port Arthur, on account of the des-« perate character of the fighting reported taking place, though the war office does not seem to believe that the danger-of the fall of the fortress is so imminent as is generally be lieved. According to reports received by the war office there is still an ample supply of ammunition and provisions. While it is believed the Japanese outnumber the defenders six or seven fold, the great strength of the fortifications, it is believ ed, will do much to make up for the disparity in numbers. Upon one point there is absolute unanimity here—that ir the fortress falls, the fleet will not fall into the hands of the Japanese. On this point the admiralty's instructions are of the most imperative character. Vice Admiral Prince Ouk tomsky has been ordered should the worst come, to sally forth for a death struggle arid there is no question here that these instructions will be carried out both in deed and in spirit, but if for any reason a sally becomes impossible, the admiral is to destroy his ships and to make certain that their wrecks shall be absolutely irreparable. DISAGREE AS TO BALTIC SQUADRON In the meantime Vice Admiral Rojevencky's Baltic squad ron, including the battleship Orle, is standing orf Kronstadt with steam up. It is popularly expected that tne squadron will sail at any hour and it is quite true that it is ready for al most immediate departure, but regarding the question or sailing there is a difference of opinion among tne naval au thorities. It is held on one hand that the immediate sailing of the squadron would be the best policy, for on its arrival within - two months, it would find Vice Admiral Togo's fleet in in finitely worse condition than if the Japanese were allowed time to repair. They hold that Vladivostok would be capable of housing the squadron, even if Port Arthur should be taken, and claim that if the Baltic fleet should meet the Japanese vessels in the present weakened condition it would be supe rior without assistance from the Port Arthur fleet or the Vladivostok squadron. Other officers hold it would be unwise to send the Baltic fleet to the far East until the Port Arthur situation has been cleared and with a knowledge of the situation it would find on its arrival in the far East. Continued on Sixth Page INJURE LIVE STOCK Diseases Are Reported Upon by Government Official Globe Special Washington Service •Wl7 G Street WASHINGTON, D. C, Aug. 19.—The secretary of agriculture received a pre liminary report from Dr. Holcomb, of the bureau of animal industry, who has been investigating swamp fever and blood poisoning of live stock in some parts of Minnesota and South Dakota. The report indicates that these diseases are prevalent on a con siderable area in the two states, the swamp fever attacking horses and a special case of blood poisoning the cat tle. He has recommended further inves tigation and elaborate experiments to determine the cause of the diseases and try to find remedies. His sug gestion will be acted upon by Dr. Sol mon, chief of the bureau of animal in dustry, when he returns to Washing ton, about Sept. 1. —Walter E. Clark. READ THE GLOBE THe ONLY LIVE NEWSPAPI* IN ST. PAUL SUES ROCKEFELLER Rice Asserts Standard Com pany Ruined His Business TRENTON, N. J. f Aug. 19.—George Rice, of Marietta, Ohio, commenced suit.in the United States circuit court today for $3,000,000 damages against the Standard Oil company for the al leged ruining of his oil business by the defendant company. Rice charges that the Standard company compelled railroads to charge his customers ex orbitant freight rates; that the com pany opened grocery stores to break down his competition, and in other ways succeeded in taking away from him 4,000 customers, an oil refining plant worth $750,000 and a refining plant worth $50,000 a year. The suit is brought under the inter state commerce act of 1890 and is sim ilar in character to one entered in the court of chancery of New Jersey by Rice, in which he seeks to compel the revocation of the company's charter under the laws of New Jersey. While the damages claimed are $3,000,000, the actual amount is $1,000,000.