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Ellendale, N. D.
Second One of the Monster Great Northern Ships
to Slide In Next Saturday.
President J. J. Hill Will Take His Guests to New London, Conn.,
in a Special TrainNorth Dakota Girl to Break the Bottle
The New Boat Exactly Like Her Predecessor,.the Minnesota
-Biggest in the World-Both Will Reach Their Home Port,
Seattle, by Another Winter, and Will Run to Oriental Ports.
Length of each s-hip. feet
Beam of each sliip, feet
Moulded dep th of each ship, feet
Displacement, tons
For 37-foot draught
For 40-foot draught
For the Cedrie. next largest boat In world. 5 000
Capacity of coal hunkers, tons
Capacity of fresh water tanks, tons
Minimum sp^ed per hour, loaded, knots
Accommodations for passengers
Cargo capacity, tons *""\no
Officers and crew of each will number
Steel plates used in each weigh, tons JSR
Rivets used in each weigh, tons
Special to The Journal.
New London, Conn., Feb. 4.Shorn
of a network of timber and standing
out a tremendous black hulk against
the sky, the steamship Dakota lies in
her cradle awaiti ng the hour when
Miss Mary Flemington speaks the
word that will send this great vessel
into her element to begin, wi th her
Bister ship, the Minnesota, ow rid
ing majestically at anchor off the ship-
May Sells at 93%@94c This
MorningChicago May at
Dollar Wheat Is Freely Predicted
Now on 'ChangeMany Ex
pect Higher Price.
Minneapolis May wheat sold to
wthin a hair's breadth of 94c to-day,
striking 93% 94c. The close after an
excited session was at 93$ZVac.
Chicago May sold to 95%c. May
corn in Chicago reached 56y2c and
.May oats 46%c. Minneapolis May
oats sold to 40%c.
he talk now heard on 'change is
that dollar wheat will look cheap, and
that the market will sell well above
that mark. Some are talking $1.10
a nd $1.15 for May.
After the market closed to-day May
calls, good to-morrow, sold at 96^2C.
W. S. Warren, former president of
the Chicago Board of Trade and one
of the most prominent men in the
grain trade of the world, was on
'change this morning. Mr. Warren
came up from Kansas City last night,
a nd says the situation there is very
strong. Not much more th an 20,000,-
000 bu of wheat remains in Kansas to
come forward. The cash situation
the country over is so strong and the
prospects for the growing winter
wheat relatively so unfavorable, that
the grain trade is facing legitimate
supply and demand conditions war
ranting a much higher price level for
wheat than in late years.
Mr- Warren is a bull, and believes
dollar wheat in Minneapolis will come
soon. The most promine nt factors in
the situation at the moment are the
Armour deal and the .war situation.
Both these Mr. Warren views as inci-
Armour 's position hel ps the ad
vance and war will mean dollar
wheat long before the time ordinarily
expected. But both are but inci
dental-to the main fact that there is
a scarcity of good wheat this year.
Kan FranciscoAlvlnssa^eaij
who will christen the Dakota at New London, Conn., Feb.
Hayvrard. who Is
n FranciscoAivmra na t $7,000 and was insured fo $3,500. S.
wwmirfan and one the most prominent of
cXroh. ^1^a
3 awaru
5 3
7 00 0
3 75
yard, the making of transpacific his
tory. Standing alone a nd unobstruct
ed to view, the Dakota rises out of the
shipyard like a modern skyscraper,
and against the rockribbed hills that
lie beyondthe heights of Groton
where many yea rs ago a tragedy was
enacted in an attack of the British
forces under Benedict Arnold upon a
Continued on Page Three.
Brokers Say That Southern In
vestors Are That Much to
the Good.
Daniel J. Sully Alone Said to Have
Made from $3,000,000
New York Sun Special Service.
New York, Feb. 4.Cotton brokers
estimate that the south is $300,000,-
000 richer as a result of Daniel J.
Sully's recent campaign. It is said
the bull pool's profits up to date have
amounted to 135 per cent, but on how
much money invested, or how many
bales of cotton bought and sold, can
not, of course, be learned. Some of
Sully's friends estimate that he has
made a clear profit of fr om $3,000,000
to $6,000,000 in this latest campaign.
So large as been the business done
by Sully and his firm the last few
weeks that a force of clerks has to
s'tay'Tn "their offices far into the night, ner. the new democrat ic senator from
One large room has been set aside as
a bedroom. It has three or four single
and one double bed. One clerk, it is
said, has not been home to sleep for
three months.
Death In the Prison at Stillwater of Wil
liam Sutton.
Special to The Journal.
Stillwater, Minn., Feb. 4.William Sut
ton of Owatonna, the accomplice of
Charles and Henry Nelson in the murder
of Henry Krier, the Owatonna saloon
keeper, died in the penitentiary this fore
noon of eonsmption, aged 17. His death
had been expected for some time.
General Merchandise Store. Burned
Other Property Damaged.
Special to The Journal.
,Annandale, Minn.. Feb. 4.Fire
night""des"troyed the general store of A. I more all his life having been borr.in that
Kmgstedt & Co The stock was wortli gty pri ^^^^^M
a1Sins rfcoTerV. W Thompson's buildinr was damaged. 1 has practicingn law e^e
The Directors Authorize the Reduction, Which
Will Go Into Effect on June i.
After June 1 gas will cost Minneap
olis consumers $1.10 net per thou
sand feet.
Directors of the Minneapolis Gas
Light company decided at a meeting
of the board of directors this morning
to reduce the price of gas for the sev
en th time. In accordan ce with this
decision, consumers will pay $1.10
instead of $1.20 net, per thousand feet
of gas, which is the lowest price ever
paid for gas in the city. The new
price will be $1.80 gross, but the dis
count of 20 cents a thousand on bills
paid before the 10th of the month
will bring the net price to $1.10.
This reduction was decided on in
the face of high prices for coal a nd
oil and in pursuance of a policy which
has been followed for fourteen years
a nd which has for its purpose the con
trol of the greatest amount of busi
ness the plant will handle, and the
meeting of any possible opposition.
This Is the Lowest Figure Ever Reachedffcy Oa& ife .Efteapolis, and
Is Lower Than the St. Paul Schedule JTheClRedttction Made
Voluntarily and Increased Volume of Business Is Expected to
Compensate for the Difference in Rate.
Isador Rayner Elected Senator,
Thus Smashing the Machine's
New Senator Is a Hebrew and the
Choice of the Peo-
Annapolis, Md., Feb. 4.In the
Maryland legislature to-d ay Isa
dor Rayner of Baltimore, who
was nominated last night by the
democratic caucus, received the
unanimous vote of the democratic
majority a nd was elected Unit ed
States senator to succeed Louis
E. McComa s, republican.
From The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building,
Washington, Feb. 4.Isador Ray-
Maryland, is a Hebrew, altho not
showing it in feature or speech. is
strongly anti-Gorman a nd his election
is a serious blow to Gorman 's prestige
in Maryland. has been the over
whelming choice of the masses, but
was opposed by the Gorman machine.
Rayner has served in congress sev
eral timies, not lately, however, and
was attorney general from 1900 to
1902. gained the affections of the
Maryland people by his brilliant work
as attorney for Admiral Schley, when
the Sampson-Schley controversy was
on He'isa man of splendid ability. I maneuvers. Claims aggregating $21,
His scholarship is of a high order and 000 were submitted most of th.
a"s"a "public speaker he has many
charms. W. W Jermane
Isidor Rayner represented the fourth
district ofd Maryland incongresses, the fiftieth, fifty-
second an fifty-thir besides
serving his state in other capacities, hav
ing recently retired from the office of
last attorney general. He has lived in Balti-
,y^l' l f^
uire's building was a total loss. Ridge- to the bar in Ms native city in W,_ana
isinc 1870excepdt an
-jA&%i'i*^'<i$ Mkz&MMM^.
when serving his district in congress or
in the state legislature. He gained some
fame as counsel for Admiral Schley in the
investigation of the famous Schley-Samp
son controversy.
New York Sun Special Service.
Washington, Feb. 4.Secretary Taft
wishes congress to appropriate $8,000
to pay for chickens looted from farm
yards by soldiers during the annual
K i i .a A
amount being for chickens alleged to
have been stolen. A board, however,
cut this to $2,100.
In order that these claims may be
paid a nd that a fund may be on hand
for payi ng for chickens that the sol
diers may capture in the future, Lieu
tenant General Chaffee recommended
that congress be ask ed for $8,000, and
Secretary Taft has made the request,.
Xew YorkSix. Moorish stallions sent by the
sultan of Morocco.for exhibition at the St.'Lot)In
exposition arrived here to-day on the steamship
Hohenzollei'n.f ^o.
stimulating business.
"The reduction was decided on
pursuance of the characteristic policy
of working our present plant to its ut
most a nd to meet any possible oppo
sition. People must come to our
rescue with their patronage to prove
that our judgment was wise.
& The Rates Are' Flat.
i'We believe that we are giving the
most satisfactory service given any
where and while we prefer to stand on
our own feet a nd care nothing about
comparisons, it is fair to us to say
that our prices continue to remain
lower than those in- St. Pau l. W
play no favorites a nd refuse to follow
the custom of some cities in making
the small consumer pay for the special
rates given to large consumer s.
The price stood at $4.50 in 1877. It
was reduced to $3.50 in 1878 to $2.50
in 1882 $1.80 in 1886 $1.60 in 1891
$1.30 in 1895 $1.20 in 1901, a nd will
be reduced to $1.10 in 1904. These
net prices have always been at least
10 cents lower per thousand feet th an
those charged in St. Paul, where con
ditions are similar and will still be 5
cents below the minimum price pro
vided for by the new St. Paul char
"Gas coal is found only in limited
areas in West Virginia a nd Pennsylva
nia and is practically controlled
by a combine. You know
Avhat the situation has long been in
the coal market," said William H.
Levings, secretary of the company, this
morning. "In the face of the present
high prices on these commodities
necessary to lis, we shall find that we
were not justified in reducing the price terest a nd collecting expense saved us
on gas, unless it results in greatly by prompt payment."
"Duluth has dollar gas from a mu
nicipal lighting plant which is enabled
to play even only at the expense of the
waterworks department a nd Milwau
kee, with its plant, is furnishing eigh
ty-cent gasto certain consumers
under the protection of a perpetual
franchise which gives the city no con
trol, over the quality of gas, which is
still the common old-fashioned coal
"The reduction of the price to $1.10
is, of course, made voluntarily and for
reasons given above, a nd at this ti me
I should like to correct the mistaken
impression that we charge a penalty
of twenty cents a thousand for bills
not paid before the tenth of the
"What we really do is to give a dis
count of twenty cents in return for in
Chicago Real Estate Board De
clares They Have Driven
Business Away.
at an End.
Special to The Journal.
Chicago.. Feb. 4.Alarmed at the
rapid exit of manufacturing plants
from Chicago on accou nt of labor
troubles, the Chicago real estate board
has decided to take active^ steps to,
reach out after more factories to make
up for those that have been lost.
Besides the numerous industries
that have left on account of the in
cessant strikes, boycotts a nd riots,
Chicago has lost hundreds of other
plants that contemplated locating here
a nd afterward decided to build else
where. This combined industrial loss,
it is believed, has amounted to more
than $100,000,000 in three years, and
this is why the real estate board is
now found in the unusual attitude of
begging manufacturers to come to
I the appeal that has been issued,
assurance is given that strike violence
in Chicago is nearing an end. The
grand jury's aotion in Indicting the
rioters and strike leaders, it was de
clared, has discouraged union out
Bedford, Ind., Feb. 4.It is believed
the Schafer murder mystery is about
solved, that the crime rests on a prom
inent busine ss man not formerly sus
pected, and that the motive for the
murder was to secure letters.
The suspect is trying to escape, ut
a close guard has been placed on all
ojutgoing trains.
IJondon, Feb. 4.A dispatch
from Seoul, Korea, says that
about 6,000 Russian troo ps have
sailed from Port Arthur and will
endeavor to land at Chemulo.
the port of Seoul, to-morrow.
moned Post Haste to the
He Himself Is Said to Have Given
Up Hope of Becov-
From The 3fournal Bureau, Colorado Building,
Washington, Feb. 4.Senator Han-
a is a very sick man. Since Tuesd ay
his condition has caus ed his friends
great anxiety. Every member of the
Hanna family has been telegraph ed to
a nd is in the city or on the way here.
All Mrs. Hanna's special engagements
for the immediate future have been
indefinitely postponed. She was to
receive to-day and was to have at
tend ed several important social af
fairs this week.
The situation does not justify the
statement that Hanna will not recover,
altho developments of the past thirty
six hours have seemed to tu rn the
chances against hi m. His recupera
tive ability is very marked a nd is be
ing depended on to pull him thru.
The physicians, while admitting the
serious' character of his illness, are
far fr om having abandoned hope, but
it is verv plain that they are unable
to forecast the future. At the best
the senator will not be able to leave
his room for several weeks.
Hanna I Despondent.
Czar Has Decided That Japanese Proposals Must
Be RejectedResolved to Defend Man- i
churia at All Costs. ^:M
Japanese Statesmen Make Public Dispatches Regarding Russian
Military ActivityThey Regard It as Intended to Provoke Hos-
tilitiesFleet Leaves Port Arthur and Japanese Are Warned
That Preparations Are Making to Declare Vladivostok in a
State of Siege.
Tokio, Feb. 4.Premier Katsura
and his associates in the cabinet gave
a dinner to-day to eighteen represen
tative peers and communicated to
them the nature and progress of the
diplomatic negotiations with Russia.
The Marquis Ito had a private au
dience with the emperor at which the
situation was discussed. These and
other incidents clearly indicate the
seriousness of the situation.
It is generally believed that Russia
is massing troops north of the Yalu
river to resist a possible invasion by
the Japanese.
The cabinet, elder statesmen and
commanders of the army and navy
are almost in constant communica
tion. There is, however, no indica
tion of the course they intend to pur
sue. The belief is prevalent that Rus
sia is seeking to provoke Japan to
take the initiative in war.
The first break in the reticence of
the Japanese government was the pub
lication to-day of four official dis-
His own desponden cy is regarded as
the most serious symptom of his ill
ness. seems to believe that his
end as come and, it is said, as so
expressed himself to his attendants.
The main efforts of the Physicians
n*\v are directed' toward cheering the
patient and dispelling his fears and
has frequently ajluded to the ill
ness of his friend William McKinl ey
and it is thought that the unexpected
death of the late president preys upon
his mind a nd produces the stubboin
melancholia that seems to defy the
doctors' efforts.
The following bulletin was given out
Issues a Circular Which Asserts]"- feature ^^n*.
That Labor Outlawry Is
The consultation held this morning
rent attack of grip with an unusual
amount of physical depression. There are
no reasons to believe that recovery will
not take place in a reasonable time.
Fear Kidney Trouble.
The possible development of ty
phoid fever or kidney trouble is the
chief source of apprehensi on of the
attesting physicians. They base
their^tatements regarding the weeks
that must elapse before the senator
will be able to go out, even in the
event of no untoward development, on
his extreme physical exhaustion.
W. W Jermane.
New York, Feb. 4.-rrArchbishop
Farley sailed for Rome M#iay. O the
impression he makes ujfn the pope
wil depend in a great
archbishop's chances of
as a new cardinal for
States. Many of the
friends believe the hono
ferred upon him before)!
United States altho fo^fig
-are seldom made cardinals while in
Rome, unless sent for expressly to be
One report is that the reason Arch
bishop Farley is going to Rome so
soon after his promotion is that Pius
has summoned him to the vatlcan
for the consistory which is to be held
in March.
Several cardinals are to be named
th en a nd some persons think the arch
bishop of New York may be included
in the number. This, howeve r, is
thought to be extremely, doubtful.
-$ patches from Man^Lu/j'"
which are significai.
do the trend of events.
Jieasure the
ling selected
the Unit ed
lay be con-
lis return to
United "states prelates.
Grand Duke Alexis Communicates De
cision to Ministers.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 4.The cza*
summoned an extraordinary meeting:
of the council to discuss the reply to..
Japan. Only five members were in
vited, including Foreign Minister,
Count Lamsdorff and General Kuro*
patkin, minister of war.
The czar intended to preside, but in
stead there appeared Grand Duka
Alexis, who communicated his majes
ty's decision to forward a note ref
fusing to accept Japan's proposals and.
expressing the resolve to defend Rus
sia's position in Manchuria at all
Members of His Family Are Sum- Man Accused of Bigamy Appears
in Court to Answer to
Teiegrams to the foreign office front
the far east have greatly diminished
in numbe r, as Admiral Alexieff com*,
municates with his majesty direct.
According to a dispatch from Portt
Arthur Admiral Alexieff continues!
sick. is suffering from nerva.
Alexieff to Act.
The general staff has authorized Ad
miral Alexieff to declare war a nd open
Continued on Second Page.
Two of His Alleged Wives Are
3P^e|($nt to Watch the Pro
Amerced Ipi Asks for TriersI,
Who Are AppointedBig
Crowd Attends.
Accompanied by the devoted woman
said to be his third wife, watched
angrily by his alleged second wife, and
gazed at curiously by a crowd of men'
a nd women, which filled the room to
its utmost capacity,. Samuel C. Haz
zard, the alleged bigamist, enter ed
Judge Brook's court about 10:30 this
The dashi ng military man accused
of over-zealousness .in matrimonial
matters was very nervo us as he made
his way thru the gaping crowd to a,
seat besi.de the trial table. His wonted
debonnair manner was not absent,
however. courteously offered Mrs.
Linda Burfield Hazzard a nd a lad#
friend a seat before taking one him
self: Once seated, he entered into
consultation with his attorney, George
C. Stiles, and later watched the pro-*
ceedings of the court anxiously, with*
set lips and clasped hands.
Becomingly clad in a neatly fitting,
tailor-made suit of autumn browa
with hat to match, Mrs. Linda Bur
field Hazzard sat beside the defendant
a nd occasionally whispered to him
some word of advice or cheer.
Half way across the room a nd in.
one of the chairs rang ed along the
wall sat Viva Fitchpatrick, the young
woman to whom Hazzard is alleged
alreadv to have been married at the
time "the Hazzard-Burfield nuptia ls
were celebrated. She was dressed in
a shirt waist suit of quiet hue and
neither attracted much attention nor
took any active part in the morning's
drama. The young woman's glances
in the direction of her former lover
a nd the present object of his affections
were anything but kindly and gave
promise of interesting developments.
Assistant County Attorneys C. S.
Jelley a nd W C. Leary represented the
state. The defendant demanded triers
and Judge Brooks named L. R. Lar
son, W. E. Hewitt and P. J. Riordan.
The work of selecting a jury was
commenced without delay, and up to
noon nine veniremen had been ex
amined a nd four jurors sworn. A.
comple te panel will probably be se
cured before night.
i I
MJWHE fi 5
Negroes Offer This Insult to Dem- v^
ocratic LeaderEace War _Ug
Threatened. v^
New York Sun Special Service. ijg
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 4.Much bit-|g
ter feeling has been aroused a nd a race ^|g
war is threatened at Berea, the seat of
Berea college as the result of the ac-=^
tion of citizens who appeared before
the legislature and advocated the pas
sa ge of a bill prohibiting co-education
of the races at the college. Friends of
the college hope to persuade Governor
Beckham to veto the bill, which, if it
becomes a law, will close the institu-
Presldent Brost of Berea college, in
a public address, denounced the citi
zens who had gone to Frankfort, and
so worked up the audience, composed
for the most part of negroes, that at
the conclusion of the address. J. M.
Early, spokesman of the citizens a nd a
prominent democrat, was hanged in
Feeling runs high against President
Early and others are reported to be
in danger and have been warned not to
appear in public for the present.

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