Agricultural Department to be
Subjected to a Most Thor
The President Beiieves in Wilson
and Would Not Permit His
Oyster Bay, L. I., July 31.—A confer
ence took place during the day at Sag
amore Hill concerning the scandals re
cently developed in the department pi
agriculture at Washington.
President Roosevelt entertained at
luncheon Secretary Wilson of the de
partment of agriculture, who had come
to Oyster Bay by invitation of the pres
ident to discuss the recent develop
ments of the cotton report leak scan
dal and of the exploitation of nitro
culture which induced the resignation
of Dr. George T. Moore. Both of these
cases are now under investigation by
the department of justice. By direc
tion of the president the inquiries will
be made very thorough and if the facts
disclosed should warrant it prosecu
tions against the offenders will be in
stituted by Attorney General Moody.
Meantime a rigid inquiry will be
made into all other bureaus of the de
partment of agriculture, it being the
intention of both the president and
Secretary Wilson to purge the depart
ment of any taint of corruption. With
this general inquiry the president is
not interfering in any way. Secretary
Wilson is directing it and the presi
dent's confidence in him is such that
he is assured the investigation will de
velop all the facts.
Secretary Wilson has no present
idea of resigning and even if his resig
nation were tendered it is probable
that the president would decline to
CZAR MOKE WARLIKE
TALKS OF CONTINUING 3TRUG*
GLE UNTIL THE JAPANE8E
London, Aug. 2.—A dispatch to the
Times from St. Petersburg says that
another imperial telegram, even more
warlike than the emperor's reply to
the Orenburg clergy, appears in
Wednesday's Official Messenger. The
emperor, replying to an address from
Khabarovsk, heartily approves the
recommendation to continue the war
nntil the enemy is crushed, and above
all not to think of cession of territory
or the payment of an indemnity.
HI8 ARMY NOT SURROUNDED.
General Llnevltoh So Reports to the
Linevitch has to the em
peror ^enying the frequently published
reports that his army was completely
surrounded. He says that "the army
has never been in a dangerous posi
tion. The flanks have never been
turned, although the Japanese sought
to do so, the Japanese, who are some
toiled in their attempts to approach
'f' The general adds':
me with complete confidence that the
army is ready for any task."
JAP8 DEFEAT RU8SIAN8.
Brown Men Win Another
Toldo, Aug. 2.—An official report
from Japanese headquarters on the is
land of .Sakhalin says:
MS0"!"? Saraguchi, commander-in
chief of the Sakhalin forces, ordered
the establishment of a olvil
tration on July 30."
ro PREVENT A
ftrer ana a southbound exc
crashfaig into each other, the
watted the Grand Hapid*
iu ita -f»4tSv«*c. .«,wy* Mfa—
Ibrt Wayne, Ind., Aug. 2.—The
the T°yy ^ber®LPhUadelpWa of the death in Paris of
(liana train, throwing the engine and
three coaches into the ditch. The en* I
gineer was seriously hurt and one wo
man thrown twenty feet against a
fence. No one was killed, but several
PURDY 18 PROMOTED.
Minnesotan Becomes Assistant Attor
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 In
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
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 $100 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 an.d
Nebraska from 50 cents to 28 cents per
hundred pounds in carload lets.
Friday, July 28.)gi|||g
The town of Gornie, B. C., was near
ly destroyed by fire Thursday. The
damage is 150,000.
William Slugger shot and fatally
wounded his wife and William Vivian
at Knox, Pa., and then fired a bullet
into his head.
J. Pierpont Morgan was among the
passengers who sailed from Liverpool
for New York 'on board the White
Star liner Oceanic,
Arrangements!are being made for a
conference of tkja executive officers of
the Eastern railways for th£ purpose
of settling the passenger rate war.
Hugh Roberts Parrlsh, treasurer of
.La Capital company of Buenos Ayfes
and a well khbwn clubman of Phila
delphia and New York, is dead at
The cricket match between the
Marylebone eleven of London and the
team of eighteen Philadelphia "colts"
on the grounds of the Philadelphia
Oricket elub resulted in a draw.
Saturday, July 29.
John C^rbutt, known to photog
rashers the world over, is dead at Phil
adelphia, aged seventy-three years.
Whitelaw Reid, the American ambas
sador, presented D. Ogden Mills of
New York to King Edward at Bucking
•The isthmian canal commission has
received a cablegram from Governor
Magoon reporting three deaths from
Geerge 2S. 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 again of approximately $100,000
over those of August a year ago, the
total this year ftoting up $15,710,529.
Word has been received by cable of
the death In Seoul, Korea, of Arthur
S. Dixey, private secretary to United
States Minister Morgan. He was grad
uated Irem Harvard with the class of
1908 and was a, native of Boston.
Monday, July 31.-4^
Baron Meden has been appointed to
succeed the late Major General Count
Shuvaloft as prefect of, police at Moe-
Slth ®Ight Wlometem
south of Rykoff and later tvy-uni^i
Pajero after hayd fighting. The Rus
sians retired southward.
A strike of 60,000 OucashTne (Eng.)
cotton operatives is threatened owing
to the masters refusal of a five per
cent advance in wages.
Commodore Theodore BurgdorK,
S. 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 R. A. Grout, traveling'Mditor of the
Rock Island railroad, was struck on
the head by a ball at Cedar Rapids,
Isu, and died In six hours.
Thomas paldwell, president of the
Caldwell Lawn Mower company and
an inventor of note, is dead at New.
burgh, N. Y. Ike devdopment of the
Modern mower la largely due to his
All grades at refined sugar have'
been advanced 10 cents per hundred
croases the Grind the O«mte« to Diesbach. Who lirevl
ous to .:h«r awarrtnge
been received at
mile ir«Mt Jolifet, 11)-
Conrad E. Spens, ^aSB(staW^4hertP
freight agent of the Chicago, BMlinR
ton and Quincy railroad W-' Cliieago^
has been appointed general freight
agent o£ the "Q" lines woBt of the Mis
New corporations authorized in July
under the laws of the Eastern states
with a capital of $1,000,000 or more
reach a total Of only $01^316,000, by
far the smallest amount for any month
duringihe current year. ,,
Wednesday, Aug. 2.
Fire at the packing plaint of Swift ft
Co. at-St. Jooopli, MO., rause^damage
Will C|imback, well known as an
author, politician and lecturer, Is dead
at GreenBburg, Ind. He Was born In
Indiana in 1829.
The Fagan iron works in Jersey City
were destroyed by fire Tuesday night,
involving a loss of $100,00tf 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
Sir Ambrose Shea, speaker of the
legislative assembly of Newfoundland,
1855 to 1861, and governor of- the
Bahama islands from 1887 to 1894, Is
dead in London. iV
GRANTED A REPRIEVE
JOHANN HOCH GIVEN A STAY OF
CUTION BY THE GOV
ERNOR OF ILLIN0I8.
Chicago, July 59.—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 i)e
neen. The stay o( 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 pfrrflty humani
tarian 'motives. j.
An incident ait the Jail during the
preparations for jthe. execution Was the
appearanee of'& :physician and a worn
an who told Jailer Whitman that they
wanted to help in Hoch's battle for life.
They said thfey 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 HIT8 BATHHOUSE.
Persone Killed and Nine
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 prostratsd at Graves
end Beach. HHJJ ., H'-
The intense heat of thetmoriitaiff. at
tracted a great multitude tq the Aore
resorts and' late' in the afternoon when
the storm blew iup from the west the
parkway beach was thronged with
bathers and spectators. The rain de
scended in torrents and huntreds 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'elock a holt
struck" the flagstaff- and grounded 3n
the very thickest of the crowd. Near
ly fifty persons were prostrated and
the: rest, screaming with terror, rushed
out Into the storm.
ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDAY AUGUST 4, 1905
FAIL8 FOR THREE MILLIONS.
Blg French Speculator Unable to Meet
!Paris, July 3li-r-Owing to the failure
ot a big speculator to meet engage
ments said tog amount to $3,000,000
two of the leading sugar houses have
HtTWEWTV-fHREE KILLED.' 'M
blaastrous Collision on English Kiec
Liverpool, July 28.—^An electric 'ex
press train on| the Lancashire and
Yorkshire railroad, boundf from Liver
pool to South^ort, collided with ap
empty stationary train at the Hall
Roid station, pausing the death oit
twenty-three pefsons and the Injury of
The collisiohfllfted the first car of
the express colnpletely off the steel
fra,ine and crashed 'lt down again on
the unfortunateipasaengers twenty" of
whom were kllled outright t" "M
Almost Immediately afterthe craw
JMHss Metrirthie. ?rreokmge thirst Into flames. The
^pn^ied^odle^ jdf::tke dead'rand :«lie
we Injured, vainly beseechlni
^thl^^the^te jex^-lcaited fr^lthe'huw
It is thought
wed win .die.
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
Bobinson just after the figures began
to come in. The register figures by
counties are Aurora, 4,575 Beadle,
10,059 Bon Hqmme^ 11,132 Brook
ings, 14,030 Browri, 17,800 Brule, 6,
622 Buffalo, 641 Butte, 3,060 Camp-,
bell, 4,594 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, 8,978 Grant, 9,619 Gregory,
7,009 Hamlin, 6,228 Hand, 4,079
Hanso^ 5,666 Hughes, 3,931 Hutchin
son, 12,308 Hyde,4*828 Jerauld, 2,807
Kingsbury 11,191 Lake, 9,512 Law
rence, 21,080 Llbcoln, 12,756 Lyman,
6,186 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
teri 2,977 Robeirts, 18,821 Sanborn,
6,539 Spink, 11,251 Stanley, 2,653
Sully, 1,338 Turner, 13,808 Unions
11,390 Walworth, 4,002 Yankton, 12,
118 Cheyenne reservation, 2,880 Pine
Ridge reservatlcm, 7,648 Rosebud res
ervatlon, 5,201 Standing Rock reser
-s ^"^jAitac'lt 'the^ure-Food
Attorneys acting for the managers ot
a. Sioux Falls wholesale house -have
instituted in the! state circuit court in
that city a case which Is intended ak
a test to determine the constitutional
ity of section lliof the pure5food 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-t^ie ,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 houeeB of the country which
transact business in South Dakota, in
cluding those having their jigadquar-(
ters at phlcago, Sioux City, Omaha
and the Twin Cities.
Life Prisoner Pardoned. fi
Governor ESrod has granted a par
don to Lambert B. Joiies, a life pris
oner in the Sioux Falls penitent^ry.
Jones Is the son of J. W. C. Jones, a
prominent attorney, who was formerly
a resident of Chicago, but who novr
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 toll)
was kUl^ by €attl®' "ra8tiers "''i wnl3
to cover their own
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
eounty, had a thrilling adventure with
a monster snakelThe young woman,
While engaged In doing the evening
milking, was' horrified by the discovery
that 'a monster snake had, Its head In
the pall. The snake evidently had
been drlnking the milk about as fast
as It poured ln^o the pail. .Greatly,
frightened by the discovery Miss Cter*
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." Finalty
gaining her freedom from the reptile,
she continued her flight toward honae
Women 8oarce In Deadwood.
.Complete returns from LawreaoeV
county give'it ai population of 20,934,
gain of 8,095 In five years.1 The po]^f
nlattoa Is 12,613 male and 8,391 female,^
'6416 being forelgn bram. The popular
tioa of Lead la 9,062, a gain of 1*842,
anil of this population 4,827 is male,
and, 8,226 female, 2£67 being foreign!
boni. The peculation ot Deadwood llj
4,434, a gain of 986. Of these 2,980-
popslation «qb* eauai the percectage?
of Deadwood—more than two to one.
rear inaian uprisrn|.
Alarming reports are reaching Bon*
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
^aupflar-8 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 Wanta 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 SEBKMJS
LITTLE GHANOE APPARENT
YELLOW FEVER SITUATION
%AT NEW ORLEAN8.
New Orleans July 31.-^LitUe change
ia apparent in the yellow fever situa
tion here. A number of new cases
were unofllclally reported to the board
of health. TI» eampaign In the inter
est of clatern screening continues and
hundreds of gallons of oil are being
placed In gutters and water recep
tacles. The large majority ef new
eases and deaths continues to be In the
old lnfeoted area, below Canal street.
The official fever report tor Monday
Is as follows:
New casee pp: te 6 p. m(, 21 cases
to date, 304 deaths to p. m., 5 to
tal deaths to date, 62 new foci, 6 to
tal foci, 46.
AFRICAN SITE REJECTED
Writ 2ioniet Colony Will Be Eetab*
Halted In Palestine.
Buie, Switzerland, July Sl^—-The
to attempt the establhUiment cif their
first colony in Palestine, rejecting the
ofler of a tract of land in Bast Africa
made by Great Britain.
Hw debate laated for over six houas.
President Nordau eventually suspend
ed the sittfeg at dawn owing to the
Biryan Going Around the World.
MadlsoQ, 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 trio 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 wlU travel
Cetton Operatives to Strike.'
London, Aug. 1.—The 60,000 Lan
ca*hlre cotton operatives have decided
by an enormous majority to strike on
Aug. 19 unless the advance of 5 per
cent In wages demanded by theu%ls
BI8HOP JOYCE DEAD.
Recent jSjM^ke of Paralysie Termlnatee
Minneapolis, July 28.—Bishop Isaac
W. Joyce of the Methodist Episcopal,
church is dead. The end came peace
fully, after a fouk1 weeki': Ulnesa 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 ia relapse,
with a gradual sinklni until the Mid.
Bishop Joyce was nearly seventy
years of age. He was a native of Ham
ilton county, O., land was educated at
Hartsville college and Depauw univer
sity. In 1869 ho 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 dlatrlct and was assigned to pre
side „oyer every, conference In America
for a few years.
OMoem were put
overtook, them on
........ .... ., Deep Btork river.
«re mile agd l,454 female, 742 being* The thieves were IMirprised Wt fought
'til' the returns: 'hard.' The woiiian as well as the men
have shown a- jriteponderance of maldi ^hegan to shoot when the officers ap*
Ooleman aad hla wife were
The aea w.
-», CATTUi THIEVES KILLED.
/Woman included In Gang Shot by Dep
Muskogee, T., JUL:
en Jpeep FWt rivertwo deputy United
•tates marshals J. H. Noble and
S. Bdwards, hilled J. B. Coleman and
hlhwlfe and arrestedthelr fifteen#ear
eW son. -The Colnaans had stolen
hbrsea,.cattle and mules hi the Ciioc
^§w N«tlen. They passed through'- Che
coteh a«d sold sosae the stocky
ONE DOLLAR A YE,
relegraph. Operators onj
Northern and Not
New Ulm Dentist,
The eonferencee with the
managers of both roads wet*
VERDIOT FOR THE DEPEI
8lrfto a fight
on their ^rack imd
IN THE THIRD TRIAL OF
St. Paul, Aug. 2.—After twjo!
«f conferences ^wUh the gtj
committees of the operators .ea
en, their Ifaies, the Qreat North|
Northern Pacific Rallw^r
Tuesday^ .took the Initial step:
tag the joints at issue to a
•d last. Vridjay night, when
eral Manager H. J. Horn of
em Fadflc anil General Manl'"?.,'|
B. Ward of the Great1 Northej?
mitted to the representatives]
telegraph ^operators nevr wag^
ides in which liberal concesslo
made to the
through President M. B, Pert
Vice President J. K. News
told that these schedules would
Into etteot on Aug. 1.
In order to give the men
en the lines every ehance
for themselves whether
aehedtttes Were satisfactory,
superintendents were ordered
a canvass of every
Mot* Those who
paodies' pK«oeltlons a«e
sorelee. ^nd those who
sMngianoe to their oommlttses
fuse to abide by the eo^
schedules are asked to re*lg&i
Tuesday probably one-half
cf the telegraphers on both
thus approached by the
ac9ording to the statements of
teir, approximately 80 per oenti
tlrely anMsfled with the new
rates. This, it ia sad,
virtual repudiation by Uie mc
grievance committees of each
Neither road egpects any
In the operation of its tsalas,
have many nonunion men
take the. places of the o[
may strike. '"JPyfo,
President R. B. Perham 'of
dfr of Rnilway Telegraphers
strike order to the operators1
Great Northern and Northern
at 11 o'clock Tuesday nlflfhj
stride order does not Include
tlen agenti ai 8t Paul, Mtani
Seattle, Tacoma, Portland av
•other of the larger oSoee. AI
*ors, however, are Included
eneepttan of train dispatcht
JDJEL KOCfl A(X)UI1
to, Minn., Aug. 8.—^
in the third trial of Dr. Oe
Keoh^ charged with the murder
L. A. at New Uhai
ilast, has returned a .T0..
aetultUi. The*jury went out T"
m. and returned their ve
8:20 in the afternoon.
One ballot was taken by the
was oast immediately after th4
returned from dinner, to whl|
were called within a few minut
they., had left the courtroom],
liberate. Promptly Judge Cr
notified .and soon the woi
giillty»" .the two words pre-emj
the brief answer of the ju
eourt's questioix, were heardi^
oourtroom, and lifted a greatl
oare firaip.the defendant!,
When the ^wlictswas eionoM^^'
spectators Instantly burst
Clause, which .lasted for a ful
and until' the'court rapped f«
Dr. Koch for a moment a
overcome With the emottons eil
When order hadU,
Judge Cray discharged the jv
lag It for its long and con|t.
iee.f /He also made an order
lag Ute defendant and exoners
Dr. Kotfh^When 'eeen' '«fte^ls«wj5
charge, wai'/Jn a hap^y frPS
mind. He said that he felt he|
a fj4r trial. and had received
dlcailon tfaat be so muieh ha
sSantiago. Cuba, July 31.-4
the crew o| the steamer Ath
Colon wer«^rkgh¥ ashore
placed In the Wspection hos^.
ot the sallors his since devote]
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