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ONE DOLLAR WHEAT
PRICE OF THE CEREAL JN SAM-
PLEROOM OF THE CHICAGO
BOARD OF TRADE.
STIMULATES FIGURES IN THE PIT
ADVANCE DUE TO INCREASING
EVIDENCE OF THE IMMI-
NENCE OF WAR.
Chicago, Feb.. 4.One dollar wheat
in the sampleroom of the board of
trade became an actuality during the
day. The fact that the price which
has long been the dream of the farm
er had again been attained gave
added stinmulus to the efforts of the
bull leaders in the pits and shortly
after the dollar mark was reached in
the sampleroom prices in the wheat,
corn and oats pits established new
records, eclipsing previous high marks
for the year.
WHEAT ADVANCES TWO CENTS.
Due to Armour Manipulation and Far
Chicago, Feb. 4.An advance of
2% to 2% cents a bushel was made
during the day in the price of wheat.
The May option sold up to 94% cents.
The closing price the previous day was
91% to 91% cents. Manipulation of
the market by Armour interests was
credited with being a leading cause of
the sharp advance, but a reason of
perhaps greater potency was the in
creasing evidence of the imminence
of war in the Orient.
The close was at 93% and 93%
cents. Other cereal markets jumped
even more excitedly to new high rec
ord prices for the season. The May
delivery of corn showed a gain of
3% cents a bushel. The option touched
55 cents, and the close was practically
at the top.
Oats advanced 1% to iy2 cents, sell
ing at 46% for May delivery. Provi
sions shared in the general advance.
Senator Hanna is reported Dexter,
though he passed a poor night. His
temperature reached 102 at one time
durine the nisbt.
FRIDA AN SATURDA
Ladies' Waists =jr
Ladies' $1.25 and $1.50 Flannel Waists, Friday and Saturday
12.50 and $3.00 Ladies' Waists now .$1.88
Ladies' $23.50-Coats Friday and Saturday $17.50
MANY PERSONS INJURED.
Canadian Pacific Express Wrecked by
Halifax, N. S., Feb. 4.The. Cana
dian Pacific-fast express for Boston
and Montreal, which left this city at
8:40 a. m. over the Inter-Colonial rail
road, was wrecked by a broken rail
at Milford and many persons were in
jured, some of them being fatally hurt.
As the wreck carried down the tele
graph poles the details of the accident
could not be learned for several hours
and reports of the number of victims
Montreal, Feb. 4.An official report
of the accident at Milford says three
persons were killed and fifteen in
jured. Conductor Robert Duncan was
badly hurt. The official report says
the train went over an embankment
because the rails had spread.
GANS DEFEATS MIKE WARD.
Police Stop the Fight Before Knock
out Is Scored.
Detroit, Feb. 4.Joe Gans, the
lightweight champion, last night
demonstrated his superiority over
Mike Ward of Sarnia,' Ont., the light
weight ch?.mpion of Canada, in so de
cided a manner that the police stopped
the bout at the expiration of two and
one-half minutes of the tenth round.
Ward was just able to stagger about
the ring and another of the punches
Gans had been raining on his jaw,
would have put him out. Ward was
so badly beaten that it took his sec
onds over an hour to thoroughly revive
him after he was led to his corner.
COSTLY FIRE IrT CINCINNATI.
Buildings Damaged to the Extent of
Cincinnati, Feb. 4.Fire which
probably started from an overheated
stove in the building occupied by the
Great China Tea company at No. 27
Vine street, last night totally destroy
ed that building and partially destroy
ed seven adjoining buildings. The to
tal loss is estimated at $275,000.
FIVE MEN AARESTED.
Believed to Have Been Plotting As
sassinations in Butte.
Butte, Mont., Feb. 4.By the acci
dental finding of a letter carelessly
dropped by one of those involved, a
plot has been unearthed by the police
by which two or more wealthy men
of Butte were to have been murdered.
Five men have been arrested on sus
Dicion of being the agents.
VOLUME 1. NUMBER 243. BEMIDJI, MINNESOTA, THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 4, 1004.
SpecialThree full length $22.50 Coats carried from last year,
each.. .,,^_^_._^ A
$1.75 Skirts Friday and Saturday$1.25
4.00 u: 2.98
Ladies' Fur Coats
$75.00 Fur Coats Friday and Saturday S50.00
One lot Men's fine Kersey and fancy mixed Overcoats, Friday
and Saturday $11.75 each
Another lot as well made but not quite as fine a quality,
Toklo, Feb. 4.A specially sum
moned conference of the cabinet, eldei
statesmen and military and naval
chiefs was held during the day at the
residence of Premier Katsura. The
meeting is believed to have been oi
much importance, though no details
of the discussion have been made pub
lie. Possibly it foreshadows: energetic
action on account of Russian procras
Although the goverh'ment officials
continue .reticent it is manifest that
The Bemidji Daily Pioneer
Preparations for the Departure of Japan
ese Residents of Viavostock
Must Be Made.
Tokio', Feb. 4.A dispatch received here today from the Japanese com-
mercial agent at Viavostock threatens an immediate beginning of hostilities.
Japan's agent at Viavostock this morning notified the. commander of the
Russian%arrison that he might at any time in accordance with orders trom
St. Petersburg proclaim a state of siege. The Japanese agent was conse-
quently requested to make immediate preparations for the eventual departure
of all Japanese residents of Viavostock.
SENATO HANN A IS IL
JAP CABINET, ELDER STATESMEN
AND MILITARY AND NAVAL
Washington, Feb. 4.Senator Hanna, who has been auite ill, was re-
ported somewhat better this morning. Dr. Hrowor has telegraphed forMrs.
Hanna, and at noon today a consultation of three physicians was had. The
senator's illness while not vet alarming, admits of nothing but the greatest
care. Mvs. Hanna was expected to arrive this afternoon.
One lot men's $1.25 Sweaters Friday and Saturday 79c each
One lot boys' Sweaters 49c each
One lot boys' Shoes worth UD to $2.00 a pair Friday and -Satur-
Full line of sizes-of Gold Seal Rubbers in stock.
me situation "is of the gravest and thai
a crisis is near at hand. The time in
which the Russian reply will continue
to be a factor in the situation is nar
rowing. The patience of the govern
ment is becoming exhausted and il
the expected answer is delayed many
days longer the issuance of an ulti
matum by Japan will become inevita
TENSION IS INCREASING.
Russian Reply Has Not Yet Been Sent
St. Petersburg, Feb. 4.The state
ment printed abroad that the Russian
reply is being held back while M. Ku
rino, the Japanese minister,.communi
cates its substance to his government
The Associated FrtiBb ..-ia uw/uijjQffl
cially assured- that the Russian re
sponse will not be sent for twenty-fou-t
hours at the earliest.
The tension unquestionably is in
creasing- anri the bourse shaws an ad
will be busy days at this store. Choice merchandise at a low price is the magnet we will use to draw customers to
the largest and only modern store in northern Minnesota.
Ladies'Silk $15.00 Pet
ticoats, black or car
dinal, Friday and
yoke Mercerized sateen
Petticoats at from
$1.50 to S3.50 each
One lot la-
S1 i j)
worth up to
SI.75 a pair
59c a pair
verse reeling, but beyond the derided
Russian military activity there is lit
tle definite news.
M. Kurino denies that the foreign
offieo has given him an intimation ot
the nature of the reply. The .Japanese
legation is without advices indicating
important developments in Japan, but
it is admitted that the long delay in
the response, coupled with the reports
of Russian -military activity, are.-dmib.t-
iess increasing the tension and grav
ity" of the situation in Japan. The
strain here is manifested by the Eon
tinued semi-panicky condition of the
bourse. The papers still hope for
peace, but they show a more skepti
KOREA WILL REMAIN NEUTRAL
Hopes to Secure Guarantee of Perma
New York, Feb. 4.The situation is
quiet here,#u native disturbances!
throughout the country are continuing.
cables the Herald's correspondent at
Seoul, Korea. The efforts of the gov
eminent are entirely concentrated up
on obtaining recognition from the
powers of the neutrality of Korea, be
lievmg that the notice of neutrality
will lead to a treaty with- plfier nations
guaranteeing Korea's permanent inde-1
pendence under conditions similar to
those protecting Belgium ami Switzer
land. For this purpose Min Yung
Chul, the newly appointed minister to,
China, leaves immediately for Peking
to obtain a special treaty. Korea id(
now arranging to send her most com
petent officials to other countries foi I
the same purpose.
RUSSIAN DECISION MEANS WAR
Japanese Officials Exasperated at Tar
Tokio, Feb. 4.Events indicate that
the prolonged tension has reached a
The Marquis Ito, president of the
privy council, was summoned from the
country during the night and the em
peror received him and a council ol
the elder statesmen was held with
the war minister and three admirals
The highest officials make no pre
tense of concealment of their exas
peration at the tardiness of the Rus
An unofficial dispatch says the Rus
sian decision means war.
Accused of Embezziing $21,0C0.
Council Bluffs, la., Feb. 4-Loo De
ford, cashier of the failed Bank of
Altamont, Mo., accused of embezzling
$21,000 of the bank's funds, has been
captured here He has been sent to
Ihe Gallatin Mo) jail.
N E W IDEA
Any odd garment in men's Underwear at a dis- PA
count of 25 per cent. WLr
One lot ladies' tine Combination Suits at a (lis- fc^^pj-
count of 50 per cent.
One lot children's Underwear worth up to 85c
for 19c each.
Sewing Machines i
New Home Sewing Machines
fromrrr"-.--- $25 to $10
Good machines made at the New
Home factory at from .$15 to $17.50 ^^JjSjK^
TEN CENTS PER WEEK.
PRESIDENT SENDS TO SENATE
ING TO PANAMA.
INCOMPATIBLE WITH PUBLIC INTEREST
OMITS ORDERS BY THE WAR AND
NAVY DEPARTMENTS ON
Washington. Feb. 4.The president
Rent to the senate during the day a
mass of correspondence in response to
Senator Gorman's resolution calling
for the dates and circumstances under
which the United States used military
force in the internal affairs of Now
Grenada or Colombia and whether
such uses Of military forces were on
the initiative of the United States or
by the requos.L_of_Nrttf...Urcjuada_or~
Colombia, or In consequence of any
Official representation of either. The
resolution lsu balled for copies of tho
orders by the navy department relai'
iug to sucti use of military force.
Tho circumstances under which
forces were lauded are given by the
president in detail but. orders by the
war and navy departments concerning
the inner workings of such depart
ments and which constitute a part of
the records of the office of the mili
tary and naval intelligence are with
held on the ground that, the disclosure
of such confidential mat tel's"would be
incompatible with the public interest.
PANIC AT' MONTEVIDEO.
Uruguayan Rebels Rapidly Nearing
Naw York, Feb. 4.Dispatches from
Montevideo, Uruguay, announce that
the rebels under General Aparacio
Saraiva are now only four leagues
from the capital, says a Herald dis
patch from Buenos Ayres, Argentina.
A great panic has seized the resi
dents of Montevideo and the Argen
tine government, has decided to send
the cruiser Nuevo Julio to protect
the interests of Argentine citizens.
The cruiser will sa.l]**fa*yy.
Our entire lot of children's and misses Cloaks
at 1-3 off from the regular price.
gg Carpet Sweepers
ij Bissell's Cyco Sweeper, $3.00 Bissell's Stan-
*&5$? dard Sweeper... .$2,50
1 barrel 10 ct. mixed candy Friday and Saturday ..5 cts a pound
Thousands of yards of Dress Goods, Wash Goods, Silks, Car-
}ets Laces and Embroideries on sale Friday and Saturday.
100 boxes fine toilet soap worth 15 cts. a box Friday
and Satnrday 9 cents
One lot men's Neckwear worth tip to 50 cts. for
Our Friday and Saturday Penny Basket.
This will be a regular Grab Bag. Your choice of any article in
the basket for ONE CENT.