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wy fTjW^A-v. -NO. 42 partment to be a Most Thor» estimation ft lieves in Wilson Permit His ment .. July 31—A! confer uring the day at Sag Ing the scandals re the department of shington. evefc entertained at ry WUson of the de ulture, who had come Invitation of the pres the recent develop ton report leak scan 'exploitation of nitro duced the resignation Moore. Both of these nder investigation by justice. By dlrec "ent the Inquiries will rough and if the facts warrant It prosecu offenders will be in ey General Moody, gid Inquiry will be er bureaus of the de lculture, it being the th the president and to purge the depart of corruption. With uiry the president Is any way. Secretary ting it and the presi in him is such that investigation will de ts. lson has no present rand even if his reso rt ered it is probable eut would decline to E WARLIKE ONTINUING STRUG* THE JAPANE8E CRUSHED. 2.—A dispatch to the Petersburg says that 1 telegram, even more emperor's reply to clergy, appears in rial Messenger. The to an address from eartily approves the to continue the war is crushed, and above of cession of territory of an indemnity. '.C OT SURROUNDED. ch So Reports to the eslan Czar. rg, Aug. 2.—General elegraphed to the em frequently published army was completely says that "the army in a dangerous posi ks have never been the Japanese sought panose, who are some °ur positions, having attempts to approach (Ids: of the troops inspires to confidence that the any task." EAT RU88IAN3. I" Another Viotory an a"n Island. An official report headquarters on the ls says: army on July 28 de ans eight kilometers and later occupied T1 fighting. The Rub uthward. ttU?.h1, cora®*nder-in- ^halln forces, ordered 30° a clvil admlnis- A COLLISIONS Ditches an Excursion •ram. at1"*'' ,Aug* 2 —The K^lallvilie, where the Grand "khr °-.ad' conftt»ed and in order to fb«und Lake uoun] 8hore 1ST $ diana train, throwing tne engine and I three coaches into the ditch. The en-1 gineer was seriously hurt and one wo man thrown twenty feet against a fence. No one was killed, but several badly hurt PURDY IS PROMOTED. Minnesotan Becomes Assistant Attor ney General. Boston, July 29.—The resignation of Assistant Attorney General William A. Day and the appointment of Milton D. Purdy to succeed him was announced during the day by Attorney General William H. Moody, who was in this city on his return from a vacation la Maine. NEWS CONDENSATIONS Thursday, July 27. John M. Collins has been appointed chief of police of Chicago. The Ce&ar Rapids (la.) Transfer company warehouse, filled with ma chinery and household goods, has been destroyed by fire. Loss, $100,000. At Montreal, Que., C. E. Desmarteau Wednesday broke the world's fifty-six pound shot throwing record for height. He put it over fifteen feet and eleven Inches. The comptroller of the currency has ordered that^ the stockholders of the First National bank of Barberton, O., which went into bankruptcy some time ago, be assessed flOO each share. The Southern Pacific and Santa Fe companies have formally announced a reduction in the rate of refined sugar between San Francisco and the Mis souri river and points in Kansas and Nebraska from 50 cents to 28 cents per hundred pounds in carload lots. Friday, July 28. The town of Gornie, B. C., was near ly destroyed by fire Thursday. The damage Is $50,000. William Slugger shot and fatally wounded his wife and William Vivian at Knox, Pa., and then fired a bullet into his head. J. Plerpont Morgan was among the passengers who sailed from IJverpool for New York on board the White Star liner Oceanic. Hugh Roberts Parrish, treasurer of La Capital company of Buenos Ayres and a well known clubman of Phila delphia and New York, is dead at Philadelphia. The cricket match between the Marylebone eleven of London and the team of eighteen Philadelphia "colts" on the grounds of the Philadelphia Cricket olub resulted in a draw. *52HSS5£" are helpg made for raised. The amount,. $600. was cOHferCWrd of the executive officers of the Eastern railways for the purpose of settling the passenger rate war. Saturday, July 29. John Carbutt, known to photog raphers the world over, is dead at Phil adelphia, aged seventy-three years. Whitelaw Reld, the American ambas sador, presented D. Ogden Mills of New York to King Edward at Bucking ham palace. The Isthmian canal commission has received a cablegram from Governor Magoon reporting three deaths from yellow fever. George Z. Work, long a leading wholesale tailor of Chicago, died sud denly of heart failure while riding on an electric car. Industrial dividends for August thus far declared and those yet to come show a gain of approximately $100,000 over those of August a year ago, the total this year ttoting up $15,710,529. Word has been received by cable of the death In Seoul, Korea, of Arthur 8. Dlxey, private secretary to United States Minister Morgan. He was grad uated from Harvard with the class of 1902 and was a native of Boston. 'Monday, July 31. Baron Meden has been appointed to succeed the late Major General Count Bhuvaloif as prefect of police at Mos cow. strike of 60,000 Lancashine (Eng.) cotton operatives is threatened owing to the masters refusal of a five per cent advance in wages. Commodore Theodore Burgdorff, U. 8. N., retired, is dead in the United 8tates naval hospital at Philadelphia. He was about sixty years of age. Lloyd C. Grout, fifteen years old, son Of R. A. Grout, traveling auditor of the Rock Island railroad, was struck on the head by a ball at Cedar Rapids, la., and died in six hours. Thomas Caldwell, president of the Caldwell Lawn Mower company and •n inventor of note, is dead at New burgh, N. Y. The development of the modem mower is largely due to his inventions. Tuesday, Aug- 1- All grades of refined sugar have been advanced 10 cents per hundred pounds. information has been received at Philadelphia of the death in Paris of the Countess de Diesbach, who previ ous to her marriage was Miss Meta McCall of Philadelphia. Five persona were injured in an ac cident to an eaatbound passenger train o» the Rock Island railroad about a mile west of Jollet, 111. It is thought MB* of the injured will die. ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY AUGUST 4, 1905 Conrad E. Spens, assistant general freight agent of the Chicago, Burling* ton and Quincy railroad In Chicago, has been appointed general freight agent of the "Q" lines west of the Mis souri river. New corporations authorized in July under the laws of the Extern states with a capital of $1,0!10,!)00 or more reach a total of only $f.l,: i5,000, by far the smallest amount lor any month during the current year. Wednesday, Aug. 2. Fire at the packing plant of Swift ft Co. at St. Joseph, Mo., caused damage estimated at $50,000. Will Cumback, well known as an author, politician and lecturer, is dead at Grcensburg, ind. He was born in Indiana in 1829. The Kagam iron works in Jersey City were destroyed by fire Tuer.rtav night, involving a loss of $100,000 and throw ing 3it0 men out of employment. The United States government has informed the Moroccan foreign office that it will send a representative to the international conference on Moroc can reforms. Sir Ambrose Shea, speaker of the legislative assembly of Newfoundland, 185J to 18(51, and governor of the Bahama Islands from 1887 to 1894, is dead in London. GRANTED A REPRIEVE JOHANN HOCH GIVEN A STAY OF EXECUTION BY THE GOV ERNOR OF ILLINOI8. Chicago, July 29.—Johann Hoch, "Bluebeard" and confessed bigamist, who was sentenced to be hanged Fri day for poisoning one of his wives, waB granted a reprieve Friday after noon until Aug. 25 by Governor I)e neen. The stay of execution followed hours of anxiety on the part of Hoch, who had never given up hope and was allowed by the governor only after the latter had been assured that the ne- ceasary sum to appeal the case had glven by an attorney and friend of Hoch's counsel. The attorney declared he was actuated by purely humani tarian motives. An incident at the jail during the preparations for the execution was the appearance of a physician and a wom an who told Jailer Whitman that they wanted to help in Hoch's battle for life. They said they wished to raise funds for the condemned man and asked Jail er Whitman to delay the hanging as long as possible. Hoch's attorney, however, had already been in com munication with the authorities re specting the stay of sentence. LIGHTNING HITS BATHHOU8E. Five Persons Killed and Nine Seri ously Injured. New York, July 31.—During a thun der storm of terrific intensity which passed over New York five persons were struck by lightning and Instantly killed and nine were seriously injured at the Parkway baths, Coney Island. At the same time one man was killed and three others prostrated at Graves end Beach. The intense heat of the morning at tracted a great multitude to the shore resorts and late In the afternoon when the storm blew up from the west the parkway beach was thronged with bathers and spectators. The rain de scended in torrents and hundreds of men, women and children sought shel ter under the big bathhouse, which is elevated above the sand on piles. A few minutes before 5 o'clock a bolt struck the flagstaff and grounded in the very thickest of the crowd. Near ly fifty persons were prostrated and the rest, screaming with terror, rushed out into the storm. FAILS FOR THREE MILLION8. Big French Speculator Unable to Meet Engagements. Paris, July 31.—Owing to the failure of a big speculator to meet engage ments said to amount to $3,000,000 two of the leading sugar houses have suspended payments. TWENTY-THREE KILLED. Disastrous Collision on English Elec tric Railroad. Liverpool, July 28—An electric ex press train on the Lancashire and Yorkshire railroad, bound from Liver pool to Southport, collided with an empty stationary train at the Hall Road station, causing the death of twenty-three persons and the injury of many others. The collision lifted the first car of the express completely off the steel frame and crashed it down again on tlte unfortunate passengers, twenty of whom were killed outright. Almost immediately after the crash the wreckage burst into flames. The mangled bodies of the dead and the cries of the injured, vainly beseeching that they be extricated from the burn ing wreckage, formed a terrible scene and many women fainted on the plat form. State Population by Counties- Pure Food Law Attacked by the Wholesalers Victim Circumstantial Evidence Pardoned—A Bon Homme County Snake Story Unofficial census returns taken from the registers show a total white popu lation for this state of 435,507, with an estimated addition of 17,601 Indians, making a total population of 453,107. The completed returns will change these figures slightly and when finally compiled will not be far from the esti mate of 450,000 made by Commissioner Robinson just after the figures began to come in. The register figures by counties are: Aurora, 4,575 Beadle, 10,059 Bon Homme, 11,132 Brook Inge, 14,080 Browi^ 17,800 Brule, 5, 622 Buffalo, 641 Butte, 3,060 Camp bell, 4,594 Charles Mix, 11,223 Clark, 7,771 Clay, 9,023 Codington, 11,368 Custei1', 5,439 Davidson, 10,031 Day, 13,824 Deuel, 7,473 Douglass, 6,976 Edmunds, 5,439 Fall River, 4,225 Faulk, 3,978 Grant, 9,619 Gregory, 7,009 Hamlin, 6,228 Hand, 4,079 Hansoi^ 5,666 Hughes, 3,931 Hutchin son, 12,308 Hyde. 1,825 Jerauld, 2,807 Kingsbury, 11,191 Lake, 9,512 Law rence, 21,030 Lincoln, 12,756 Lyman, 6,186 Marshall, 7,050 McCook, 9,107 MqPherson, 5,039 Meade, 4,821 Mfher, 6,253 Minnehaha, 26,906 Moody, 8,963 Pennington, 6,136 Pot ter, 2,977 Roberts, 13,821 Sanborn, 5,539 Spink, 11,251 Stanley, 2,653 Sully, 1,338 Turner, 13 808 Union, 11,890 Walworth, 4,002 Yankton, 12, llf^eheyegge reservation, 2,880 Pin^e Ridge reservation, 7,648 Rosebud res ervation, 5,201 Standing Rock reser vation, 1,875. a Attack the Pure Food Law. Attorneys acting for' the managers of a Sioux Falls wholesale house have instituted In the state circuit court in that city a case which is intended as a test to determine the constitutional ity of section 11 of the pure food law, which was enacted by the legislature at its session last winter. E. W. Small, state dairy and food commissioner, is made the defendant in the suit and the plaintiffs ask for the issuance of an in junction restraining the commissioner from enforcing the provisions of the section. It is stated that the local house is acting for the wholesale grocery houses .of the country which transact business in South Dakota, in cluding those having their headquar ters at Chicago, Sioux City, Omaha and the Twin Cities. Life Prisoner Pardoned. Governor Elrod has granted a par don to Lambert B. Jones, a life pris oner in the Sioux Falls penitentiary. Jones is the son of J. W. C. Jones, a prominent attorney, who was formerly a resident of Chicago, but who now resides in New York city. He is wide ly known among attorneys through his connection for some years with the Chicago Law Journal as associate editor. Jones was convicted upon cir cumstantial evidence of the murder in June, 1897, of a Missouri river charac ter named Henry Van Roden. Later developments show that the old man was killed by cattle "rustlers," who, to cover their own tracks, through friends and accomplices had the crime fastened upon Jones. Girl's Feet Bound by 8nake. Miss Marie Czerney, daughter of a prominent resident of Bon Homme county, had a thrilling adventure with a monster snake. The young woman, while engaged in doing the evening milking, was horrified by the discovery that a monster snake had Its head in the pail. The snake evidently had been drinking the milk about as fast as it poured into the pail. Greatly frightened by the discovery Miss Czer ney gave a scream, sprang to her feet and made a dash for her home, but the reptile was coiled so tightly and was of such weight that the girl was thrown violently to the ground. Finally gaining her freedom from the reptile she continued her flight toward home. Women Scarce In Deadwood. Complete returns from Lawrence county givo It a population of 20,964, a gain of 3,095 in five years. The pop ulation is 12,513 male and 8,391 female, 6,416 being foreign born. The popula tion of Lead is 8,062, a gain of 1,842, and of this population 4,827 is male and 3,225 female, 2,857 being foreign born. The population of Deadwood is 4,434, a gain of 936. Of these 2,980 are male and 1,454 female, 742 being foreign born. While all the returns have shown a preponderance of male population none equal the percentage of Deadwood—more than two to one. democrat rear inaian uprising. Alarming reports are reaching Bone steel from all parts of the Rosebud In dian reservation which indicate that the redskins are in a temper, with their anger growing, and that an out break among them and a serious at tack upon the white settlers is feared. The Indians have been ugly ever since their lands were taken away from them and now that their money is run ning low they are becoming more and more unmanageable. Burglars Secure Much Silverware. The residence of P. F. Sherman of Sioux Falls, president of the South Dakota Central Railroad company, was entered by burglars Saturday morning. The thieves carried away silverware to the value of $500. Martin Wants to Be Senator. Congressman R. W. Martin has an nounced to his Black Hills newspaper friends that he will be a candidate for the position of United States senator. ADMIT IT IS SERIOUS LITTLE CHANGE APPARENT IN YELLOW FEVER SITUATION AT NEW ORLEANS. New Orleans, July 31.—Little change is apparent in the yellow fever situa tion here. A number of new cases were unofficially reported to the board of health. The campaign In the Inter est of cistern screening continues and hundreds of gallons of oil are being placed In gutters and water recep tacles. The large majority of new cases and deaths continues to be in the old infected area below Canal street. The official fever report for Monday Is as follows-: New cases up to 6 p. m., 21 cases to date, 304 deaths to 6 p. m., 5 to tal deaths to date, 62 new foci, 5: to tal foci, 46. AFRICAN SITE REJECTED. First Zionist Colony Will Be Estab lished in Palestine. Basle, Switzerland, July 31.—The Zionists in session here have decided to attempt the establishment of their first colony In Palestine, rejecting the offer of a tract oIe land In Kast Africa made by Great Britain. The debate lasted for over six hpurs. President Nordau eventually suspend ed the sitting at dawn owing to the tumultuous scenes. Bryan Going Around the World. Madison Wis., July 29.—After a banquet given him by the Democrats of Wisconsin Colonel William J. Bryan told a few intimate friends that he would soon start for a trip around the world. The trip will last from one to two years. He will join-Mrs. Bryan in Japan, for which country she has started. It is. expected he will travel Blast. Cotton Operatives to Strike. London, Aug. 1.—The 60,000 Lan cashire cotton operatives have decided by an enormous majority to strike on Aug. 19 unless the advance of 5 per cent in wages demanded by them is conceded. BISHOP JOYCE DEAD. Recent Stroke of Paralysis Terminates Fatally. Minneapolis, July 28.—Bishop Isaac W. Joyce of the Methodist Episcopal church is dead. The end came peace fully, after a four weeks' illness fol lowing a cerebral hemorrhage. Bishop Joyce was stricken while preaching at a Red Rock camp meet ing July 2. He rallied after several days and hope was entertained for his recovery. Then followed a relapse, with a gradual sinking until the end. Bishop Joyce was nearly seventy years of age. He was a native of Ham ilton county, O., and was educated at Hartsville college and Depauw univer sity. In 1859 he was ordained a min ister and attached to the Indiana con ference. He served in several large congregations, including one at Cincin nati, until 1889, when he was made a bishop. He was attached to the South ern district and was assigned to pre side over every conference in America for a few years. CATTLE THIEVES KILLED. Woman Included In Gang Shot by Dep uty Marshals. Muskogee, I. T., July 31.—In a fight on Deep Fork rlver^two deputy United States marshals, J. H. Noble and E. S. Edwards, killed J. E. Coleman and his wife and arrested their fifteen-year old son. The Colemans .had stolen horses, cattle and mules in the Choc taw Nation. They passed through Che cotah and sold some the stock. Ofloers were put on their track and overtook them on Deep Fork river. The thieves were surprised but fought hard. The woman as well as the men began to shoot when the officers ap proached. Coleman and hiB wife were •hot dead. The sea was not injured. ONE DOLLAR A YEAR Telegraph Operators on Great Northern and Northern Pacific Locked Out New Ulm Dentist, Dr. Koch, •Promptly Acquitted on Third Trial St. Paul, Aug. 2.—After two weeks of conferences with the grievance committees of the operators employed on their lines, the Great Northern and Northern Pacific Railway companies Tuesday took the Initial step in bring ing the points at Issue to a close. The oonferences with the general managers of both roads were terminat ed last Friday night, when both Gen eral Manager H. J. Horn of the North ern Pacific and General Manager F. E. Ward of the Great Northern sub mitted to the representatives of the telegraph operators new wage sched ules in which liberal concessions were made to the men. The operators, through President H. B. Perham and Vice President J. K. Newman, were told that these schedules would be put into effect on Aug. 1. In order to give the men employed on the lines every chance to choose for themselves whether the new schedules were satisfactory, division superintendents were ordered to make a canvass of every man in their dis tricts. Those who accept the com panies' propositions are retained In the service, and those who declare their allegiance to their committees and re fuse to abide by the companies' schedules are asked to resign. Tuesday probably one-half or more of the telegraphers on both roads were thus approached by the officials, and, according to the statements of the lat ter, approximately 80 per cent are en tirely satisfied with the new rules and rates. This, it is said, amounts to a virtual repudiation by the men of the grievance committees of each road. Neither road expects any difficulty In the operation of its trains, as they have many nonunion men ready to take the places of the operators who may. strike. President H. B. Perham of the Or-, der of Railway Telegraphers issued a strike order to the operators of the Great Northern and Northern Pacific at 11 o'clock Tuesday night. The strike order does not include the sta tion agents at St. Paul, Minneapolis, Seattle, Tacoma, Portland and nine other of the larger offices. All opera tors, however, are included with the exception of train dispatchers. DR. KOCH ACQUITTED VERDICT FOR THE DEFENDANT IN THE THIRD TRIAL OF THE MURDER CA8E. Mamkato, Minn., Aug. 2.—The jury In the third trial of Dr. George R. Koch, charged with the murder of Dr. L. A. Gebhardt at New Ulm, Minn., Nov. 1 last, has returned a verdict of acquittal. The jury went out at 11:40 a. m. and returned their verdict at 8:30 in the afternoon. One ballot was taken by the jury. It was cast Immediately after the jurors returned from dinner, to which they were called within a few minutes after they had left the courtroom to de liberate. Promptly Judge Cray was notified and soon the words "not guilty," the two words pre-eminent in the brief answer of the jury to the court's question, were heard in the courtroom, and lifted a great weight of care from the defendant and his friends. When the verdict was announced the spectators instantly burst into ap plause, which lasted for a full minute and until the court rapped for order.1' Dr. Koch for a moment appeared overcome with the emotions caused by the verdict. When order had been restored, Judge Cray discharged the jury, thank ing it l'or its long and confining serv ice. He also made an order discharg ing the defendant and exonerating his bond. Dr. Koch, when seen after his dls-g.o charge, was in a happy frame of| mind. He said that he felt he had had|? a fair trial and had received the vin-^ dlcatioii that he so much had desired|f case ot hever on Board. Santiago, Cuba, July 31.—Five of the crew of the steamer Athenia from Colon were brought ashore* here and placed In the inspection hospital. One of the sailors has since developed quite positive symptoms of yellow fever.