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Department to be
a Most Thor-
nvestigation
Believes in Wilson
Not Permit His
tirement
I., July 31.—A confer
during the day at Sag.
'corning the scandals re.
rt in the department ol
Washington.
oosevek entertained at
-tary Wilson of the de
icuiture, who had come
by invitation of the pres
ss the recent develop
cotton report leak scan
oxploitation of nitro
inducod the resignation
T. Moore. Both of these
under Investigation by
of justice. By direc
sident the inquiries will
thorough and if the facts
uld warrant it prosecu
the offenders will be in
torney General Moody.
rigid inquiry will be
other bureaus of the de
grieulture, it being the
both the president and
son to purge the depart
aint of corruption. With
inquiry the president is
in any way. Secretary
ecting it and the presi
ncc in him is such that
tlic investigation will de
facts.
v'ilson has no present
lng and even if his resig
lendered it is probalilo
sident would decline to
ORE WARLIKE
CONTINUING STRUG-
IL THE JAPANE8E
E CRUSHED.
2.—A
dispatch to the
St.
Petersburg says that
•rial telegram, even more
the emperor's reply to
r« clergy, appears In
Official Messenger. The
lying to an address from
heartily approves the
n) to continue the war
my is crushed, and above
nlc of cession of territory
nt of an indemnity.
NOT SURROUNDED.
vltch So Reports to the
Russian Czar.
'•"rg, Aug. 2.—General
telegraphed to the em
the frequently published
'lis army waB completely
He says that "the army
fl
ii in a dangerous posl-
flanks
have never been
llu'1
Japanese sought
•Japanese, who are some
1
our positions, having
al'enipts
to approach
adds:
lr'
(,f ,he
troops inspires
•'"•to confidence that the
for any task."
EpEAT
RU8SIAN8.
aw!ni|An°ther
Vi0t0ry
akhalln Island.
°fflclal report
,,' adiuarters on the Is
•win says:
Sy^l,®hl'
^ommandGr-tn-
iy 30..
clvil.
adminis-
ENT
COLLISION.
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Exour»,°"
or'atInKd.' Aug. 2.-The
10r!
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"e where
J1anu
raXoad116
day
confused
4 «.
"ihboun,^
Uk0
Shore
na.
1(1 UI'8ion
train
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liri»" 14.
diana train, throwing the engine and
three coaches Into the ditch. The en
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.
Mlnnesotan 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 Cedar 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
•rdered that the stockholders of the
First National bank of Barberton, O.,
which went into bankruptcy some
time ago, be assessed $100 each share.
The Southern Pacific and Santa Pe
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 Gornle, 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.
Arrangements arebelng made for
eoBtereMS" of the executive officers of
the Eastern railways for the purpose
of settling the passenger rate war.
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 elub resulted in a draw.
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 footing 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
Shuvaloff as prefect of police at Mos
cow.
A 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 BurgdorS, U.
8. N., retired, is dead in the United
States naval hospital at Philadelphia.
He was about sixty years of age.
Lloyd C. Grout, fifteen years old, son
of B. A. Orout, 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
an inventor of note, is dead at New
burgh, N. Y. The development of the
modern 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 Dlesbach, who previ
ous to her marriage was Miss Meta
McCall of Philadelphia.
Five persons were injured in an ac
cident to an enatbound passenger train
on the Rock Island railroad about a
mile west of Jollet, 111. It Is thought
none of the injured will die.
WSv
I Conrad K. 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 EaUcrn states
with a capital of $1,0 0.« 00 or more
reach a total of only 5,000, by
far the smallest amount tor any month
during the current year.
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 MILLIONS
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
the 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-
form.
ABERDEEN, SOOTH DAKOTA. FKIDAY AU(!UST 4, 1905
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 Greensburg, ind. He was born in
Indiana in 1829.
The Fagam iron works in Jersey City
were destroyed by fire Tuesday night,
involving a loss of $100,000 and throw
ing 300 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,
1856 to 18fil, and governor of the
Bahama islands from 1887 to 1894, la
dead In London.
GRANTED A REPRIEVE
JOHANN HOCH GIVEN A STAY OC
EXECUTION BY THE GOV- O-
ERNOR OF ILLIN018.
Chicago, July 29.—Johann Hoch,
"Bluebeard" and confessed bigamist,
who was sentenced to be hanged Fri
day for poisoning one of his wives,
was granted a reprieve Friday after
noon until Aug. 25 by Governor De
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
cessary sum to appeal the case had
"been raised. The amount, $500, was
given 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'
municatlon with the authorities re
specting the stay of sentence.
LIGHTNING HITS BATHHOUSE
Five Persons Killed and Nine 8eri
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 Qraves
end Beach.
iZlwr,°c'ka«c 'V«.i.rora terrilile scon. I™e shown a prewleraace 0[ male
lng wreckage, lormcu population none equal the percentage
and many women fainted on the piai-1
Aberdeen democrat
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 17,001 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 como In. The register figures by
counties are: Aurora, 4,575 Beadle,
10,059 Bon Homme, 11,132 Brook
ings, 14,030 Browi^ 17,800 Brule, 5,
62^, Buffalo, 641 Butte, 3,060 Camp
bell, 4,5!)4 Charles Mix, 11,223 Clark,
7,771 Clay, 9,023 Codington, 11,368
Custer, 5,439 Davidson, 10,031 Day,
13,824 Deuel, 7,473 Douglass, 5,976
Edmunds, 5,439 Fall River, 4,225
Faulk, 3,978 Grant, 9,619 Gregory,
7,009 Hamlin, 6,228 Hand, 4,079
Hansoij, 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,
6,136 Marshall, 7,050 McCook, 9,107
McPherson, 5,039 Meade, 4,821
Miner, 6,253 Minnehaha, 26,906
Moody, 8,963 Pennington. 6,136 Pot
ter, 2,977 Roberts, 13,821 Sanborn,
6,6?9 Spink, 11,251 Stanley, 2,653
Sully, 1,338 Turner, 13,808 Union,
11,$90 Walworth, 4,002 Yankton, 12,
13$^6hejjenge reservation^2^80: Pi^e
Ridge reservation, 7,048 Rosebud res
ervation, 5,201 Standing Rock reser
vation, 1,875. -{.
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 El rod 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 imong 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, lb97, 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 Snake.
Miss Marie Czerney, daughter of a
prominent resident of Bon Homme
county, had a thrilling adventure with
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 colled 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 give it a population of 20,964,
a gain of 3,095 in live years. The pop
ulation is 12,513 male and 8,391 female,
6,416 being foreign born. The popula
tion of Lead is 8,052, 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
L)eaawood_more than two t0 tine.
Pear 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 ae 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, -16.
AFRICAN SITE REJECTED.
Estab-
Plrst Zionist Colony Will Be
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 of land in East Africa
made by Great Britain.
The debate lasted for over six hours.
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
Bast
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
oonceded.
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., J[»ly 31.—In a fight
en Deep Fork rivertwo deputy United
States marshals, J. H. Noble and E.
S. Edwards, killed J. E. Coleman and
his wife and arrested their ilfteen-pear
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-|Placed
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^Wlfi&- vmn^Liin ip#W
ONE DOLLAR A YEAR
IL
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 ACOUITTI5D
.VERDICT FOR THE DEFENDANT
IN THE THIRD TRIAL OF THE
MURDER CASE.
Mankato, 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.
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 lor 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 dis
charge, was in a happy frame of
mind. lie said that he felt he had had
a fair trial and had received the vin
dication that he so much had desired.
case or Fever on Board.
Santiago, Cuba, July 31.—Five of
the crew of the steamer Athenia from
Colon were brought ashore here and
,, in the inspection hospital. Ona

of the
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