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Journal Special Service. ?S in i i-__ I 1 1 CARL LIKELY TO REJECT THRONE Danish Prince's Action Hinges on Showing Made by Kejmblic ans of Norway. Christiania, Norway, Oct. 17.King Oscar's official refusal of the offer of the Norwegian throne for a prince of the house of Bernadotte is expected very soon and the government imme diately will ask the storthing to author ize an invitation to Prince Carl of Den mark to become king. Should the plan hot miscarry, it is said that the reply will be favorable and that immediately on its receipt the storthing will pio ceed to the election of Carl as king. The republicans are making desperate efforts to secure a plebiscite. They have published a manifesto protesting against the election of a king and fa voring a republican form of govern ment. It is undprstood that the republicans now control thirty votes in the stor thing, and it is feared that Prince Carl will decline to accept the ofter of the kingship if the minority is sufficiently strong to be woithy of consideration. In government circles, however, it is declared that the question will be set tled before the end of the present week. CULLO IS NO W WITH ROOSEYELT Stands with President in His Attitude Toward Rate Reforms. w. By W Jermane. 17.Senator Cul- Washington, Oct lom of Illinois, after a conference with the president this morning, announced that he was favorable to the admims tratidn's railroad-rate policy. Culloin is a member of the senate interstate commerce committed, and at committee hearings last spring appeared to be de cidedly pro-railroad in sympathies. He comes up for re-election next year, and the campaign is already on. Senators Dolliver and Clapp are also Supposed to stand for the president's railroad ideas, and these three may 30m in the minority report which the com mittee will make. Elkins, Aldrich. Keen and Foraker, with Millard, will probably sign the majority report, conceding the right of the interstate commerce commission to name a rate and have it go into effect at once. IN JAIL 27 YEARS, GOMMITTED 161 TIMES Watorbury, Conn., Oct. 17.Judge Edgar M. Warner of Putnam, who is well known as an advocate of prison reform, believes he has discovered the finest specimen of the "horrible exam ple" known. The horrible example'' is a prisoner now in the NewHaven jail, where he has spent no less than twenty-seven years. And the most serious offense he ever committed was that of getting drunk. Neitjher Judge Warner nor Sheriff Durham will make known the name of the prisoner. They say he is the disso lute son of a family of more than state prominence that his relatives long ago cast him off, and that he himself in his sober moments wishes to be regarded as dead. Since 1878 he has been* committed 161 times, and the state has expended more than $10,000 for his trials and his sup port. He is to be discharged in less than a month. POLIGE WOUND SGORES OF RUSSIAN PRINTERS St. Petersburg, Oct. 17.In an en counter between the police and striking printers, a the government bureau of printing an dengraving, this afternoon, 40 persons were iniured, but none se riously. The printers attempted to hold a meeting against the command of Minister of Finance Kokovzoff. The police drove the strikers from the build ing. Work was suspended in the whole in dustrial quarter along the Neva. The Neva quarter is where the Putiloff Iron works, the Eusso-Ameriean Eubber works and other large establishments are Situated. If the Putiloff men join the strike, as they may, it probably will become general. The printers' strike is very thoro, resulting in suspending every news paper except the Sviet and Official Messenger. EXPLOSION GDTS OFF ERIE'S GAS SUPPLY Erie, Pa., Oct. If .Two terrific explo sions at the main slipplyhouse of the Pennsylvania Gas company, just out side the city early last evening, have cut off completely the supply of nat? ural gas used for heating and lighting in the city. The gashouse tender, Ben jamin Donovan, 36 years old, and his little son, Neil Donovan, four years old were probably fatally injured. Mrs. Mary Donovan, his wife, was burned escaping from their residence, which was wrapped in flames the instant the gashouse exploded. A dozen other per sons were slightly injured. The accident was caused by a bonfire that the tender had started in his yard to burn a pile of rubbish. FOR FORTIFICATION O FCANAL. Washington, Oct 17.Secretary Taft stated today that he*had invited some members of the fortification board to ac company him on his apbroaching trip to the isthmUS It is expected that they will look over the grounds with a view to the preparation of preliminary plans for the fortification of the canal termi nals. BABIES appreciate the de licious flavor f Grape=Nuts They know a good thing and ,W grow lutyv ROBLIN WANTS A HUDSON BAY LINE Urges Provinces of the West to Unite in Preliminary Surveys. Special to The Journal. Winnipeg, Oct. 17.Premieur Koblin, discussing the Hudson Bay route, toShy said: "In a speech delivered a Hamiotft last winter, I suggested the propriety of co-operation on the part of the new provinces with Manitoba and the con struction of a line to Hudson Bav. I repeat that suggestion with this addi tion, that the question fthe naviga^ bility of the straits and the bay has never been satisfactorily settled. What I suggest is this: That the provinces Alberta, Saskatchewan and Maifttoba jointly send an expedition to take read ings of thermometers and make other scientific observations and to obtain Buch other information as may be neces sary. The cost, when jointly borne, would not be material and the facts as to the navigability of the Straits and bay would oe settled at once and forever. "The three provinces could then come together on some basis mutually agreeable, to build a trunk line that would give to farmers, ranch-is and shippers of the west, a route to Eu rope by way of Hudson bay* that would place them as close to the markets of the world as the city of Montreal. Much traffic would also come through from Minnesota and the northwestern states." 12-YEAR-OLD TELLS HOW HE KILLED GIRL Journal Special Service. Brooklyn, Oct. 17.Perfectly calm and self-possessed, 12-year-old Philip Bishop, who shot and killed Catherine Doran on Aug. 12, in her mother's candy store this city, has given a sensational description to Magistrate Wilken in the children's court, of how the girl was shot. After hearing the case, the court decided that there was some question of doubt as to the intent to kill, and owing to the boy's age, fotind him guilty of assault in the third degree and held him for sentence. He will be sent to some institution. The boy was perfectly cool as. 'facing the crowd of spectators, all or whom craned their necks to watch the youth, after receiving the pistol from District Attorney Smith, proceeded to load and extract the cartridges and show how the weapon was held, When the fatal shot Was fired. The parents of the Doran girl were" in court and, fearing that there would be a scene, Mrs. Doran was removed while Bishop was showing how he killed Miss Doran. Complete Winter Outfits. The Great Plymouth Clothing Houfe, EX-CONYIGT, BANKRUPT, OWES RUSSELL SAGE Journal Special Service. New York, Oct. 17.Russell Sa&e has been caught for $21,019. James A. Simmons of No. 1 West One Hundred and Sixth street, has filed a petition in bankruptcy liabilities $495,474 nom inal assets, $4,000. On the list of his creditors is "Russell Sage, $21,019," on three payments on notes. Simmons was convicted here of em bezzling $622,000 from the Sixth Na tional bank and was Sentenced in May, 1891, to six years' imprisonment in the Erie county penitentiary. In Novem ber, 1892, President Harrison set him free, because it was certified that. Sim mons was dying of Bright's disease. Simmons has been a promoter'' of re cent years. Of his half-million of lia bilities $1,600 only are secured. WEATHER PROPHETS IN AMATEUR CONTEST Journal Special Service. New York, Oct. 17.Weather shares to the number of 732 have entered the list to gain' a prize of $100 offered by R. Fast, a lawyer at 97 Nassau street, for the most correct forecast for the month begun today. To tabulate the returns, Mr. Fast has had to rent a Sep arate office, where seven clerks are com piling the forecasts as they are received. Mr. Fast is serious in his undertaking. He believes the government at great ex pense has beeh proven to be a failure as a weather prophet, the result, he de clares, showing fewer than 50 per cent of its forecasts to be correct. If there is a system to be found Mr. Fast hopes Jqs will be the means of discovering it. CAMPANIA DISASTER TO BE INVESTIGATED iM New York, Oct. 17.-Announcement that the Campania disaster, in which five steerage passengers were washed overboaid last week, will be investi gated by the United States Customs department, was made yesterday by Nevada N. Stranahan, collector of cus toms of the port of New York. This investigation will be to ascertain wheth er the terms of the law which require steamship companies to provid. certain safeguards for-steerage passengers were carried out. ACTED SISLP-DlSI'ENfflB Mtck Smith, on Trial at Anoka for Mur der, is on the stand. Special to The Journal. Anoka, Minn.,-Oct. 17.The case of Nick Smith, an Austrian, on trial for the murder of Pred Matthews, in a sa loon in this city last April, will be given to the jury today. The trial be gan yesterday. Smith was on the stand today and testified that he was justified in stab bing Matthews i that the latter attacked him and ho was compelled to protect himself. The case is attracting great atten tion and the courtroom was filled while Smith Was giving his testimony. GERMANS DEFEAT AFRICANS. Berlin, Oct. 17.Major Cbunt Adolph Von Goetzen, governor of German __ast Africa, telegraphs from ares Salaam, that German troops and native auxiliar ies have defeated 600 rebels In southern Mogora, thus subjugating the greater part of the district. Another German column defeated the rebels between Kil wa and Lindi. A third expedition is marching on ,the rebels* strongnold Sfongea. 1 Tuesday Evening, /*.?*&- iUw^w **i-tf MMlIk I II CABINET OFFICERS'^ POWER ABSOLUTE By New Order of President, They May Remove Civil Service 4 Employees. "Washington, Oct. 17.An amendment to the civil service rules, sweeping and comprehensive in its character, was au thorized today bv President Eoosevelt. Hereafter a cabinet Officer Will have the power to remove summarily and with out hearing any civil service employe in his department who to the personal knowledge of the head of the tlepart men has been guilty of misconduct or is inefficient in the performance of his duties., By the terms of the amendment the cabinet officer' must have personal knowledge of the misconduct or ineffi ciency of the employee whom he pro poses to discharge With this personal knowledge the power of the head of the department is absolute. Far-T_aching Order. The amendment authorized todav is one of the most important and far reaching made to the civil service rules in many yers. It confers upon cabi net officers practically unlimited power as to the personnel of their depart ments. __ -U The amendment is made to the rule which provides that the appointing of ficer in the executive civil service shall report in detail to the civil service commission all changes in their de partments as soon as made and the rea sons for making them. Heretofore, in every case of the removal of a civil service employee charges had to be mea against the person whom it was pro posed to remove and time was given the employee to meet the charges with such defense as he might have to make. May Lop Off Heads* Under the authorized amendment such a proceeding will not be irregu lar. The head of a department may discharge an employee for. misconduct or inefficiency with the simple state ment to the civil service commission that the misconduct or inefficiency is a subiect of his personal observation. The" discharged employee will have no recourse. It is said that the amendment was made at the instance of members of the cabinet, who hold that under the pres ent construction of the Civil service rules they often are unable to deal properly with cases of misconduct and inefficiency of which they are person ally cognizant. Assurance is given that the amendment was not made to apply to any particular case nowto ing. Its purpose1, Journal Special Service. at -REFERS DEATH TO 1800 SILL. St Louis, Oct. 17.Rather than pay $200 for a surgical operation which he was advised would save MB life, J. W. Denton of Bloom Ington, fil, -a. well-to-do horseman died at the Missouri Baptist sanatorium yesterday from in juries received by being kicked by a horse af .the horse show Saturday. ramzgwmviKzsmmm^J^mmmrj&mmK pend- as stated, i im prove the discipline of the department al forces. KNIFE FOR PRESIDENT IF MOSQUITO BITES Washington Oct. 17.SurgeOn-Gea- eral Bixey of the navy is to accom pany President Eoosevelt to New Or leans and take personal charge of the arrangements to''protect him from yel low-fever germs. Every possible safe guard is to be thrown around Mr. Eoosevelt while in the fever zone. The car and carriages in which he rides and the hotel wfceke. he fe to stop are to be screened. As the president will not remain in New Orleans after dark, it is hoped He may escape the bite of a mosquito. Should one of the insects attack him and it is discovered within a few min utes, Surgeon General Eixey will re move the affected part with a knife. There is, however, little likelihood of this being done, as such an Operation would have to be performed almost in stantly to be effective. Fumigation, of course, will be general. SALOON MAN KILLS A FRIEND'S ASSAILANT Spci-1 to The Journal* Watertown, S. D., Oct. 17.Lawrence Mehrens, a saloonkeeper at Waverly, last night shot' and instantly killed Wil- in the saloon in the evening and his presence seemed to fire Mehrens with an ungovernable passion. The latter whipped out his revolver and fired five times, each shot taking effect. Sheriff Waddell of Watertown Was immediately notified and left at once to secure Mehrens, who" made no effort to escape. Mehrens was a prosperous farmer before going into the( saloon business recently* He has resided the country for about twenty years. PURITY WORKERS CONVENE War Will Be Waged on Cigarets at La Crosse Session. La Ctdsse, Wis,, Oct. 17.Delegates are arriving in large numbers today for the union convention of the Na tional Purity associations. Delegates are present from every state in the union. The first day was marked by the opening of a campaign by Bev. J. P. Flint of Chicago, of the Illinois Indus trial School for Boys, against the cigar et -and the convention will be asked to take action in the direction of secur ing the complete extinction of the cigaret everywhere in the country. THE MINNEABOfcl? JOURNAL. 'OUST RASCALS,'IS THE PEORIA CR ositors Suspect Dougherty Had AidesPublic Wants School Men's Scalps. Journal Special Servioe, Peoria, 111 Oct. 17v-r-Ieput Mar shal S. O. Tripp is busy preparing for the federal grand jury,, which began its sessions today. He has summoned John McAllister, the man who served as expert accountant in the recent Peo ria county investigation of the affairs of Newton C. Dougherty. The officials of the Peoria National bank and all of the clerks,*past and present, are also summoned to appear and' tell what they know. S. O. Spring, cashier of the bank, will be one of the first witnesses. It is the belief of a good many of the depositors of the bank that this inves tigation will show that Dougherty was not alone in his peculations} but that they were well known and shared by some other of the bank officials. A mass meeting of citizens probably will be called within a day or two to demand that every member of the school board resign. The statement of Oliver J. Bailey that, altho indicted, he would stick, has not satisfied the public. It is felt that every man on the board has been careless of the people's money, and that it would be a wholesome lesson to them and to all others holding public office in the city if they would be forced to get out. In that event a special election would be called and it is not probable a single member of the board would be chosen to succeed himself. RESURFACE ALL ASPHALT PAVING THAT IS CITY ENGINEER'S SOLU- TION OF PROBLEM. Andrew Xtinker Believes Creosoted Wooden Block Is the Most Satisfac tory Pavement for Minneapolis, hut It's Adoption Would Entail Many Tremendous Engineering Problems. "The City engineer and his assistants have been reprbsented as making some ridiculous and contradictory statements relative to the paving problem in' Min neapolis by a morning paper in the past wee"k," said City Engineer Andrew Einker today. I am not an advocate of asphalt paving for Minneapolis, _rt does this department advocate the es tablishment of a municipal asphalt plant. ''Under the present circumstances, I believe that the ihost praticable so lution of the problem is to resurface the entire asphalt paving in this city, amounting \o about* 110,000 square yards, provided satisfactory arrange ments can be made. The mest satis factory method in my opinion will be to have Sonne reliable asphalt company agree to Resurface the streets, giving a bond to keep them in repair for a term of _i_ years, tb" the streetfs in nrst-class liam Ealey, a farm laborer. Daley, would be raised three inches and what quarreled with a friend of Mehrens in would do at the crossings, Which are the afternoon,, and in a fight badly in many places almost flush with the whipped his opponent. Daley appeared sidewalks? BURGLAHS FLED FROM BANK. Special to The Journal. Sioux City, Iowa, Oct. 17.Three robbers entered the Jefferson .bank of Jefferson, S. IX, and engaged in a sharp exchange of shots with Night Watchman Broulett, who was Sleeping in the building. They fled* leaving dark lanterns and nytroglycerjne but sefcured no money. New Patents. Washington, D. C, Oct. 17.(Spe- cial.)The following patents were is sued last week to Minnesota and Da kota inventors, as reported by William son & Merchant, Patent Attorneys, 926- 633 Guaranty Loan Building, Minneap olis, Minn.: Frank J. Baker, Sti Cloud, Minn., fish-hook guard} Charles E. Bird, Minneapolis, Minny dumping platform Martin Brennan, Garretson, S* Dy har row Almon A. Dutton, Pleasant Grove, Minn*, fence post John J. Galway, Duluth, Minn., sawmill carriage David J. Green, Bloom, Minn., Shock loader Eberhard O. Hough, Fosston, Minn.,* grain sieve Hubert A. Kiser and C. P. Anders, Wcstover, S. D., reversing gear: Joseph Kugler, Waconia, Min"n'v surgical appliance Charles W. Merrill, Lead, S. D,, treating metal materials Hugh Miscampbell, Duluth) Minn., concrete mixer Effie B&lls, Deadwood, S. D., stove protector: Henry J. Both, Minne apolis, Minn. (2), display bin and box Cover Natha1^ W Warren, Austin, Minn., block-molding machine Franjeis O. Wheaton, Sk Paul, Minn^ ldcoino tive George C. Wilson, St. Paul, Minn., same apparatusj Charles O. wyman, Anoka, Minn1., harvester. -$__W3k&iSfc4 I *^^iil_J^felfe_^_^-^-a?J%fe_fe_.-a.&^^ 1 _f- ,-Wa i i_l_ts?__ 3S^iS*W^__^ rckr&MofIplaceth at end tne guaranty p^rfodS ttftd tb receive its) pay in five annual "instalments as the assessments are ccllecteii/ $ "This, of course, is a big proposition:, as the contracting company will have an outlay of upwards of $150,000, for which it must wait five years. It was by~ a similar plan that Park avenue was repaved and the arrangement is 'entirely satisfactory. Not Committed to Asphalt. "In advocating this plan, I am not committing myself to asphalt by any means. I believe firmly that the most Satisfactory pavement for this city is creosoted wooden block. But to re place the present asphalt paving with wood blocks fdtiid mean a tremendous expense and entail many engineering problems, on account of the blocks' be ing four inches thick, whereas the as phalt is usually only two inches. With one inch added for sand the streets What would w& do with the street railway tracks, the sewer catch basins and the numerous manholes for the sewers and the underground wire con duits? To relay 110,000 square yards of concrete base would demand a large sum. To reduce the thickness of the wooden block would be extremely ill advised, in my opinion. "To resurface the streets with as phalt in the Usual way would take the city's entire paving fund for some time and other sections of the city which have patiently waited for pav ing for many years would have to wait several years longer." The repairs now going on in the downtown districts are not to be thoro, by any means. Ine instructions are simply to fill the worst holes, as there are no sufficient means with which to repair all the holes and weak places. It will be impossible to have any new Work done until next spring, and it is hoped that the patched work will an swer the purpose after fashion until that time. NEGRO MURDERER IS LYNCHED IN KENTUCKY London, Ky., Oct. 17.Virgil Bow ers, a negro, was taken out of the coun ty jail here last night and hanged to an appletree on the road leading to Barbour. The negro shot and killed George Farris, a wealthy Knox county lumber 'dealer, on the road one mile West of here, on the night of Aug. 26. He has been Berving a life sentence for the crime. All of the mob were masked and were armed with guns, pistols, sledges, picks, axes and dyna mite. They forced the jailer to deliver the prisoner. WASHINGTON NOTES 4 A postofflce has been established at Moen, Nelson county, N. D., and Andrew 3, Moeh commissioned postmaster. Jesse T. Howe has been appointed postmaster at Ossipee, Crow Wing county, Minn., Vice S. B. Longee, re signed Additional rural delivery, route No. 2, has been ordered established Dec. 15 at Mlnot, Ward county, N. D. length 25 miles, population 545. Rural cairlers abpothted: MinnesotaEuclid, rente 1, Charles E Broadwell Carrier, Mabel Broadwell substitute HaUock, route 2, James Henry carrier, John Kruse substitute Lindsayt route 1, Martin Hovelerud carrier, Hans O. Berg substitute. MontanaBoseman, route 4, Cyrus P. Poster carrier, Sherman Foster substitute*. South DakotaMontrose, route 8, John S. Starr carrier, J. Boyd Atcheson substitute. Wiscon- sinDiscoe, route 1, G. Louis Dietrich carrier, Stle Douel substitute, Glen Haven, route 2, John Gockel carrier, John Kipper substitute. MOTHER AND BABIES BURNED. St Louis, Oct. 17.Mrs. Alice Hart man and her five children were burned to death and their, home was destroyed by Are at Port KoyaW a village in Frank lin county. The fire, occurred yesterday and the news of it 'was first received at Clayton today. FEDERAL GRAND JURY IN SESSION m&pKVJ&Sr SOUTH DAStOfA OASES BEING INVESTIGATED. Many Cattlemen and Ranchers of Stan ley County Are Charged with Illegal Fencing of Government LandTwo Perjury and Counterfeiting Oases Also to Be Heard. Special td Ihe Journal* Sioux Falls, S. Oct. 17.Between seventy five and eighty cases are to be disposed Of by tbn United States court which convened here today with Judge John _3. Carlaud presiding. TWP hundred witnesses have been summoned. T_U term is the most important held in the state this year for the reason that not since the Apttt term has a federal grand jury been summoned. The most interesting cases to be considered are those against the following Cattlemen and rancheis of Stanley county, who are charged with the illegal fencing of government land Henry Schacht, William Caton, Floyd D., Head lee, Oscar F. Lawrence, Mrs. Esther J. Carrie George Porch, Albert Scovel, fi. A. Scovel, Johr Meeker, Charles Smith, F. Bdwaid Olney, FrdT Sear-, Richard W Mathie-oh, Cyrus H. Molyneux, John H. White. Ihese were instituted In the nature of test cases, and are the result of painstaking effort* oil the part of Special agents of the genera) landofflce who for mote than a year have been visiting all parts of the ceded Sioux lands be tween the Missouri river and the Black Bill* in western South Dakota, for the purpose ot securing evidence against those who might bo found with fences surrounding land which be longed to the government. it Is understood that In the event of the government succeeding in securing convictions thirty or forty more cases of a similar naturs will be begun by the authorities. Case of Perjury. Another interesting case is that against Joseph Doody, who is charged with perjury The de fendant made a homestead entry In Rapid City, and submitted final proof showing that he had leslded on and cultivated eighty acres of tb land. An investigation was made by Speeial Agent W. C. Hintze, who made a report to the effect that Doody nad never resided on tit land and that he nad no cultivation. There are two counterfeiting cases. In vat of them, a man giving his name as Andrew Sharp, and who is believed to have come to South Dakota from some point in Iowa, lit th defendant. He was arrested on the charge of passing spurious half-dollar silver coins low* men furnished a bond in the sum of $1,000. The other counterfeiting case is against Levi Clark, a former resident of Charles Mix county, who has serveB several terms in the SlouX Falls penitentiary on the same charge. After being released from the penitentiary he remained in Sioux Falls and was detected in the act of making counterfeit money in a secludedNspot in ari old cemetery near tbe city. So far as the authorities have been able to discover,, he has never attempted to pass the counterfeit. Clark is an eccentric character, and since his arrest he has made no secret of the fact tnat It is his ambition to manufacture the finest counterfeit coins ever placed in clr culatlon. CaSes which will attract wide attention are those against John and Claude Cbtihoyer* mixed blood Indians, who are among the most danger ous horse and cattle-thieves in the state For years they were members of the band headed by Jack Sully, who some months ago was killed by a posse of officers under the leadership of John Petrie, the famous deputy United States marshal After tha death of Sully, Claude Counoyer fled to Canada and returned only a few week- ago. MXJilDBl, IS TEAR&D No Trace Found of J. E. Anderson, Who Disappeared Oct. 5. SIOUX FALLS, S. D.Friends and relatlre are greatly eoneerned as to tbe fate of 3. K. Anderson a Day county farmer, who mysteri ously disappeared from his home oh Get* 6.No trace of him can b_ found and It is feared he may have met with foul play. The wife of the missing man, Mrs. J. K. Anderson, has offered a reward for information concerning him. Three South Dakota newspapers recently changed hands. At Delmont, D. EX and John McNeil have leased the slant of tbe Delmont Eecord and will conduct the paper. The Journal, publish id at Iftrrlsburg, has passed into the httrids of E. Beck, until recently clerk of courts of Lincoln county. Mr. Beck has pur chased all the stock of the concern and will give his nersonal attention to the management of the paper. E S. Johnston, for some years editor and proprietor of the Advocate, a Weekly news paper published at Fulton, has disposed of the plant to H. B. Dawes of Sioux City, who already has assamed its control. Aroused by the activiey of a firebng, who recently set fire to five different buildings at Geddes, some of which were destroyed, the city council and business men of that place have raised a purse of $400, Which is offered as a standing reward for information which will lead to the arrest and conviction of the party re sponsible for setting the fires. The night fol lowing thd firing of the five buildings a man whose identity Is a mystery was detected skulk ing in ah alley near a number of buildings. EXA-VELNING CANDIDATES forty Expected to Qualify for Ministry at Watertown Conference. WATERTOWN, S. D,The examinations for 1905 of the Dakota conference of the Methodist church began yesterday afternoon. Rev. Mr. Hopkins of Brookings, chairman of the examin ing board, Is in charge. The examination is re quired of candidates for ordination to the min istry, and about forty are expeeted. The body of 8. S Skinner, who was drowned in Lake Pelican Saturday evening, has been re coveied. At the inquest the coroner's jury de cided that the deceased met death by drowning. The funeral, which is to be conducted by the Elks, will be held Wednesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. "BLACK HAND" BLAST IN GOTHAM GROGERY New York, Oct. 17.-A charge of dynamite exploded in the doorway of the grocery store of Antonio Garbalvo early today, wrecking^ the lower half of the front of the building, and' threw into a panic hundreds of tenants in the immediate neighborhood. No ohe was dangerously injured. Garbalva, a week ago, received a Black Hand letter de manding $1^000 from him. He turned the letter over to the police, who have since been attempting to identify the author. BSITONB WIN IN BOSTON. Boston, Oct 17.Association football with its open fast play and absence of roughness, re ceived a strong impetus In this city from the game yesterday on tbe South End grounds be tween the Pilgrims of England and a picked team front nearby clubs, the visitors winning 5 to 0. The light New England players, altho very speedy and. abreast of their opponents in individual play, proved no match for the En glishmen with their well-nigh perfect team work The Pilgrims scored once in the first half and four times in the second. mumwi-m October 17/4905. Air Tight Stoves, from $3,276,341 StJRPLUS ON N. P. NOW Is the Time to Cleanse the System The wels become sluggish during the Summer monthswhen poisonous and waste matters ac- cumulate. The first result is CONSTIPATION New York, Oct. 17.The report of the Northern Pacific Railway company for the year ended June 30 shows gross earnings of $50,722,886, an increase of $4,198,311, and net earnings of $22,313,- 127, an increase Of $1,485,871. After payment of interest, rental* dividends and $3,000,000 for additions and better ments, there was a surplus for the year of $3,276,241, an increase of $1,896,919. then worse ills follow. Hunyadi Janos is an unequalled remedy for Constipation and resulting ailments. 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Chairman Armstrong then said he did not think Mr. McCurdy comprehended the scope of the committee, and that if the committee desired his judgment of the insurance business, the witness should be glad to give it. Mr. McCurdy again proffered his ac tuary to furnish the information de Bired. He protested so strongly against the manner in which the investigation was being conducted that Chairman Armstrong asked witness how he would conduct it. I don't know. I don't impugn the motives of this committee of wnich you are the worthy chairman." "If there is a better way of conduct ing this investigation, Mr. McCurdy," said Chairman Armstrong, "we would be most happy to learn it." Senator Tully asked the witness if he thought the committee was too thoro in the investigation and the Witness replied that he did not. Witness on the Back. Mr. McCurdy said he thought that putting a witness under oath and mak ing him feel that he is on the rack, he is apt to produce incorrect answers.. His answers he said, were published in a distorted manner that looked like an attempt to ruin him. "Why shouldn't a witness shut his mouth up?" he continued. "When a witness comes here and tells frankly all that he knowB, the committee should consider such testimony in executive session, to see what further steps should be taken, but to attempt to drag from a Witness any further than he knows makes him, well, like a crimi- nal." Beferring to the question of reduc tion of dividends, Mr. McCurdy again declined to give a direct answer. "liiars," Says McCurdy. "Figures don't lie. but liars can figure," was McCurdy's reply after Mr. Hughes had read a long list of poli cy numbers, with the amount they were taken out for, the amount paid in and the dividends received by the policyholder. Mr. McCurdy continued: "You have a right to get your case in in your own way, Mr. Hughes. I have not followed the figures. There are too tnany for anybody to follow. I have no doubt tha tall those state ments and figures can be explained by the proper persons. I do not attribute any lie to anybodyI say it face tiously. "Well, let's see what you do to re duce expenses of your company. Do you reduce salaries?" said Mr. Hughes. "Well, erV' There was great laughter* "You're entitled to that laughter," he said. "Let me see, how can I an swer that?" Mr. Hughes then brought out that salaries had been slightly reduced in the reforms of clerical force and gen eral agencies. I have not reduced the salaries of the executive officers, they were never cut. 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