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SLFLLFLL'' NO. 9 AW ARE NOW Rft- E |N A STATE ELLION. erior Orders Arrest Agitators In the in Order to Put -Workmen'e Coun- 0 Declare a General t. A dispatch to the Petersburg, dated Minister of the In ordered the arrest 'tators In the agra dispatch says that wireless telegraphy rsburg, Moscow and ing completion, ersburg dispatch to same date, sent by en, says the officers scow held a meeting decided to begin a omical and political meeting has been clal intervention la ent of the Matin at nfirms the report of sacks at Moscow. He sants' alliance has ls on advising those ad nce not to pay taxes heir money from the OF HARBIN. ed in Work of Plun Authorities. 3.—The Dally Tele concluding part of a ji, Japan, begun Mon ed accounts by refu ed sacking and burn nchuria, by mutinous the mutineers set fed houses in every di all the weapons and were able to lay When dawn came, ac accounts, all the mu hiding places. Day- Chinese quarters in ssian citizens lying in the streets of Har rises, the accounts ed the mutineers in ants of the city, while they were making ef the mutiny. RE UNPREPARED. rder General Strike ussia at Present. Dec". 11, via Eydt ussia, Dec. 13.—Cau vailed over the fury arrest of the strike men's council has re sit ion to order a gen esent as untimely and the workmen should patiently until all the complete. The coun weakness and unpre ••vorkmen for a gen had been informed men had already do [Strike. NATORDIES HELL EXPIRES AS OF HAVING HIS EXTRACTED. Dec. 9.—United °lm H. Mitchell died ariian hospital in this •n., death resulting which followed the e" at a dental office n'»g. A hemorrhage r'l.v followed the re and despite the ap powerful styptics science the flow of !)t' stayed. Physl- °ned to the dental combined scientific dentists and physi tJl» the flow of blood, iiuiiion soon became was determined to hospital. When the hospital he was n' condition and it Uat unless the flow stopped life would Physicians worked u'lu ^"-'e stopped the °nly temporarily. i(-m'SPe11 v- -oi 'i-.v ,,, ^-'v.w/. W|-!..!®.. ., •. J. v» •V •. Q- *V' I VOmitlng p. weakne88 and °f unconscious- DeSi rrom witicn ne never recovered passing away at 11:40 o'clock. OPENING FIGHT IS ON. Preliminary Skirmish in Beef Trust Caaea Begins in Federal Court. Chicago, Dec. 13.—Attended by an Imposing array of legal talent and crowds of spectators the last prelim inary to the formal trial of the "beef trust' cases began here during the day before Judge J. Otis Humphrey In the United States court. The issue# to be tried were on ten special pleas raised by the packers and which must be settled by a jury trial before action Is taken on the indictments returned by the federal grand jury. SEWS CONDENSATIONS Thursday, Dec. 7. Four new cases of yellow fever are reported at Havana. There are now twenty-two cases under treatment there. William Chlsholm, Sr., a widely known and wealthy retired steel man ufacturer of Cleveland, was stricken with apoplexy Wednesday and died almost instantly. Physicians attending William H. Thompson, president of the National Bank of Commerce of St. Louis and treasurer of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition company, who has been ill ftr some weeks, state he is dying. Another American heiress joined the British peerage Wednesday through the marriage in London of Elolse, daughter of the late W. L. Breese of New York, to Lord Wil loughby Eresby, heir of the Earl of •lcester. Friday, Dec. 8. Senor Sanchez, Dominican minister of foreign affairs, has resigned. The country is quiet. The census returns just made pub lic show that Berlin has a population of 2,033,900 souls. The senafe in executive session rati fied the extradition treaty between the United States and Denmark, signed on Nov. 6, 1905. Colonel Daniel Perkins Bosworth, one of the wealthiest and best known men in the oil country, is dead at Marietta, O. He was a member of the Loyal Legion and widely known. Thomas P. Wlckes, a prominent New York city attorney and former assistant corporation counsel, has been found guilty of blackmail. He was remanded for sentence next week. Major General MacArthur, U. S. A., la a guest of General Lord Kitchener, the British commander-in-chief in In dia, at the military maneuvers on the occasion of the visit of the Prince and Princess of Wales to India. Saturday, Dec. 9. The Japanese minister of education Yusuru Kobata, has tendered his res' lgnation. Feodore Larre Torre, former presi dent of Ecuador, is dead at Cannes, Trance. Congressman W. Bourke Cockran has been elected grand sachem of Tammany Hall. Captain Carter B. Harrison, brothei of the late President Benjamin Har rison, is dead at his home near Mur freesboro, Tenn., aged sixty-five years. The Brotherhood of Painters, Dec orators and Paperhangers has adopted a resolution favoring the discontinu ance of the use of wood alcohol in the manufacture of varnishes. Thomas Morrison of New York city, a director of the United States Steel corporation, has been chosen as the successor of William E. Corey, presi dent of the steel corporation. Monday, Dec. 11. Michael Brennan, one of the leading attorneys of Michigan, is dead of ty phoid fever at Detroit. A reorganization of the Standard Rope and Twine company, known as the cordage trust, is announced. Arthur Metzner of Yankton, S. D., been elected captain of the Uni versity of Wisconsin football team for next year. Joseph W. Fairbanks, one of the founders of the Republican party, is dead at Farmington, Me., aged eighty four years. John Sloane, president of the New Tork carpet firm of W. & J. Sloane, Is dead. Mr. Sloane was seventy-two years of age. Saturday's bank statement shows a deficit in New York banks of $1,246, 525 below the 25 per cent require ments of the reserve rule. Tuesday, Dcc. 12. Paul Meurlce, the author and drama tist and literary executor of Victor Hugo, Is dead at Paris. The president has decided to reap point Charles B. Morrison to be Unit ed States attorney of the Northern district of Illinois. M. Pourel, the Paris theatrical man ager. has been granted a divorce from his wife, Madame Rejane, the well known French actress. The University of Minnesota facul ty has ruled that no betting on gamos or football ticket scalping would be al lowed at that Institution. Henry R. Sloat, assistant secretary sad treasurer of the Tennessee C«*! VTILSLISS ?lsps Wednesday, Dec. 13. Rear Admiral Abraham Bruyn Has. brouck Lillie, U. S. N., retired, is dead in New York city. Club women of Chicago have de clared a boycott against stores which keep open evenings during the holi days. William H. Davenport, aged seventy eight, the founder of the W. H. Daven port Firearms company, is dead at Norwich, Conn. The Iowa supreme court has de cided that a man cannot vote where he eats, but must vote in the pre cinct where he sleeps. G. W. Ruddick, who was judge of the Twelfth judicial district of Iowa for more than twenty years" retiring In 1892, is dead at Waverly, that state He was seventy years old. An increase of 10 per cent in the wages of operatives employed by the American AVoolen company was voted at a meeting of the acents of that company held in New York city. WORK OF CONGRESS.' Wednesday, Dec. 6. House—Day devoted to the bill ap propriating $16,500,000 for canal work. Both Republicans and Democrats in dulged in criticism of the incomplete ness of the statement of expenditures furnished by the canal commission. Senate—Several hundred bills and resolutions introduced and referred to committees. Thursday, Dec. 7. House—An appropriation of $11, 000,000 voted toward the construction of the Panama canal. The amount was a compromise between the $16, 600,000 carried In the bill under con sideration and an estimate of some thing over $6,000,000 recommended by Mr. Williams, the Democratic leader, to carry out the work until the middle of January. Senate—Resolution of Senator Till man adopted, calling on the secretary af the treasury for information as tc whether reports of examiners show whether or not national banks maka contributions to political campaigns. Monday, Dec. 11. House—Speaker Cannon announced membership of committees for the Fifty-ninth congress. Interesting tilt occurred between Mr. Williams, the Democratic leader, and several minor ity members who were dissatisfied with their committee assignments. Senate—Spirited debates on railroad rate legislation and the Panama canal oocupied greater part of the session. Adjournment taken without mention of the late Senator Mitchell of Ore gon and for the first time the death of a senator was permitted to pass un noticed. Tuesday, Dec. 12. Senate—Greater part of the session held behind closed doors. Senatoi Lodge moved to send back to the com mittee on foreign relations the Santo Domingo treaty. Opposition developed and Senator Lodge withdrew his mo tlon. House—Not in session. NEW BRITISH CABINET. King Edward Approves List Submit ted by Premier. London, Dec. 11.—It is officially an nounced that the new British ministry Is made up as follows: Prime minister and first lord of the treasury, Sir Henry Campbell-Banner man lord high chancellor, Sir Robert Reid chancellor of the exchequer, Herbert Asquith secretary of state for home affairs, Herbert Gladstone secretary of state for foreign affairs, Sir Edward Grey secretary of state for colonies, Earl of Elgin secretary of state for war, Richard Haldane secretary of state for India, John Mor ley first lord of the admiralty, Baron Tweedmouth president of the board of trade, David Lloyd George presi dent of the local government board, John Burns secretary of state for Scotland, John Sinclair president of the board of agriculture, Earl Carrlng ton postmaster general, Sydney Bux ton chief secretary for Ireland, James Bryce lord president of the council, Earl of Crewe lord of the privy seal, Marquis of Ripon president of the board of education, Augustine Birrell chancellor of the duchy of Lancaster, Sir Henry H. Fowler. Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman drove to the palace during the even ing and had an audience with King Edward of about twenty minutes, at which his majesty signified his ap proval of the new government. Whlteman Taken to Prlscn. Buffalo, Dec. ll.-Alonzo J. White •an, convicted of defrauding the Fi delity Trust company of this city by means of forged and raised paper, was taken to Auburn prison during the day to begin a term of eight years and five months. ,'t3,AST- b& Bberdeen 2emocrat» ABERDEEN, SOUTH DAKOTA, FRIDI^ DECEMBER and Iron company, w&s found dead in bed at his home at Sloatburg, N. Y. George Becher, a young Bavarian living on a farm south of Hammond, Ind., has been notified by the Amer ican consul at Munich that he is one of four heirs to an estate in Bavaria said to amount to $14,000,000. vV-a 15. 1905 EVENTS OF A WlEK THROUGH OUT THE STATE. Milwaukee Road 8ecures Right of Way to the Hills—Miner's Body Filled With Particles of Rock by Explosion. A special term of state circuit court held iu Lyman county has been de voted entirely to the trial of the case Instituted by the White River Valley Railroad company against John Ander son, a resident of Lyman county. The plaintiff in the case was in reality the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Rail road company, which instituted con demnation proceedings against An derson, who objected to the Chamber lain-Black Hills extension of the rail road passing through his land. After being out nearly all night the Jury re turned a verdict awarding Anderson damages in the sum of $595. Several other condemnation cases were insti tuted, but all but that against Ander son were settled out of court. This is expected to be the last of the condem nation proceedings in Lyman county and the railroad company doubtless now will have clear sailing in the con struction of its line from the Missouri fiver to the Black Hills. Miner's Body Full of Rook. An old miner named Gus Kaum has Just passed through a most miraculous escape. He was employed to blast a well on a ranch near Crow Peak, In the vicinity of Spearflsh. After light ing the fuses to six blasts of giant powder he started to climb a ladder about thirty feet. When up a short distance the first blast went off, fol lowed in quick succession by the five others. Kaum kept his wits and hung on to the rope. When he was pulled out by the ranch people they found his back filled with rock, his right ear torn off and the right side of his face almost entirely' cut away. There is a chance that he will recover. Chalmers Declines Presidency. At the conclusion of a state board of regents meeting at Sioux Falls it was officially announced that James Chalmers, president of South Dakota Agricultural college at Brookings, who some time ago was selected to suc ceed Garrett Droppers as president of the state university at Vermillion, had declined to accept the latter position. As a result the board of regents has appointed Professor L. C. Alcely as the temporary head of the state uni versity until another selection is made. Cupid at Reform School. Mrs. Emma Bailey, until recently matron of the girls' cottage at the state reform school at Plankinton, has been married to M. Barnes, a young man who was committed to the re form school some time ago and who was released from that institution only last .Tune. The marriage took place at Britton, Marshall county. The groom and his bride will make their home in that vicinity. Meteor Falls at Fort Meade. Mrs. Frank H. Burgess of Fort Meade was attracted to the door of her hope by a strange light. She had barely opened the door when a blind ing ball of fire, seemingly as big as a water pail, fell from the heavens and struck the ground but a few feet from where she stood. Her son Lloyd dug out, at a depth of about seven inches, a meteoric stone weighing about four ounces. Cold 8tops Work on Capitol. At a meeting of the state capitol commission with Architect Bell and Contractor Lepper it was decided to stop any further work on the founda tion of the capitol building for the winter. It would have taken about a week more of good weather to com plete the work, but on account of the extreme cold it was considered inad visable to go farther until spring. Lead Leads in Births. The birth record of Lead leads the figures of all towns in the state in proportion to population. The births for Lawrence county for November were forty-one and there were four teen deaths. This is the largest num ber of births for any month since the new law compelling records to be kept in the state came into force. Lid on at Belle Fourche. Gambling has stopped at Belle Fourche, the proprietors closing volun tarily. The direct cause of the clos ing is. said to have come from a warn ing the gamblers received that, prose cution was about to be commenced by a woman whose husband lost heavily In several of the houses. Rancher Found Dead in Cabin.^ Ambrose Farmer, an old man who has lived on a ranch near Rapid City for sixteen years, was found dead in hiu cabiji by his nephew, sharp A* I.U'IM),.)1" A -*v "5f t\G§: *. points' "kKire was round By his side, which was covered with blood, with which probably his throat was cut. Marshal of Soutn Dakota. Among the appointments sent to the senate by the president last week was that of Captain Seth Bullock of Deadwood to be marshal of South Da kota. Bullock led the cowboys in the last inaugural parade and is a pictur esque character. Farmer Accidentally Killed. While hauling a load of grain one mile east of Bruce P. L. Solderman was killed by his wagon turning over. He was pinned down about six hours before he was found. MBS. KOGEBS HANGED VERMONT WOMAN CONVICTED OF MURDERING HER HUSBAND FINALLY EXECUTED. Windsor, Vt., Dec. 9.—Without a tremor and without a word, Mrs. Mary Mabel Rogers marched to her death on the gallows at the state prison here and paid the penalty of murder ing her husband, Marcus Rogers, at Bennington on Aug. 13, 1902. To all appearances Mrs. Rogers was the calmest person in the chamber of death. She faced her end with the same stoical indifference that had marked her demeanor ever since her arrest, more than three years ago. The execution took place after the woman had been twice reprieved on account of appeals made in her case by her counsel and after the United States supreme court refused to take action in the case. Only a comparatively few persona witnessed the hanging, the number being restricted to those permitted to attend by the laws of Vermont. 8IX BURNED TO DEATH. Mother and Five Children Perish in Apartment House Fire. New York, Dec. 12.—A mother and her five children were burned to death in a fire in a five-story apart ment house at Columbus avenue and One Hundredth street. Two others were injured and a score or more tenants were thrown into a panic. The dead include Mrs. John Thom ason, the mother, her three-year-old twins and her three other children, ranging from seven months to nine years old. MARKET QUOTATIONS. Minneapolis Wheat. Minneapolis, Dec. 12.—Wheat—Dec., 82%c May, 86%@86%c July, 87%c. On track—No. 1 hard, 85%c No. 1 Northern, 8-l%c No. 2 Northern, Mttc. Duluth Wheat and Flax. Duluth, Dec. 12.—Wheat—To arrive —No. 1 Northern, 84%c No. 2 North, ern, 82%c. On track—No. 1 North ern, 84%c No. 2 Northern, 82%c Dec., 83 May, 86 %c. Flax—To ar rive, on track and Deo., $1.01 May, 11.05%. St. Paul Union 8toek Yards. St. Paul, Dec. 12.—Cattle—Good to choice steers, $4.50 @5.50 common to fair, $firstname.lastname@example.org good to choice cows and heifers, $email@example.com veals, $2.00@ 6.50. Hogs—$firstname.lastname@example.org. Sheep—Year ling wethers, $email@example.com good to choice lambs, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Chicago Union Stock Yards. Chicago, Dec. 12.—Cattle—Beeves, email@example.com cows and heifers, $1.40@ 4.76 stockers and feeders, $2.40® 4.15 Western, $firstname.lastname@example.org. Hogs— Mixed and butchers, $email@example.com good heavy, $4.8S@4.97% rough heavy, $firstname.lastname@example.org light, $email@example.com. Sheep, $firstname.lastname@example.org lambs, $4.75 @5.85. Chicago Grain and Provisions. Chicago, Dec. 12.—Wheat Dec., 86%c May, 88%c. Corn—Dec., 44%c old, 45% May, 44%@44%c. Oats— Dec., 30%c May, 32%c. Pork—Jan., $13.22%, May, $13.40. Flax—Cash, Northwestern, $1.02% Southwestern, 96c. Butter—Creameries, 17@23%c dairies, 17@20c. Eggs—20@23%c. Poultry—Turkeys, 13c chickens, and fprings, 9e. ACQUITTED OF MANSLAUGHTER. Midshipman Meriwether Punished for Violating Rules. Washington, Dec. 18.—Midshipman Minor Meriwether, Jr., who was tried by courtmartial for causing the death of Midshipman Branch during a fistic encounter, has been sentenced to con finement to the limits of the naval academy for a period of one year and to be publicly reprimanded by the secretary of the navy. Midshipman Meriwether was acquit ted of the charge of manslaughter and found guilty of the other two charges, namely, violation of the Third clause of the Eighth article, government of the navy, which prohibits midshipmen from engaging In fisticuffs and con duct to the prejudice of good order and discipline. :SSSI i%ss ONE DOLLAR A YEAR TELLS OF HARRIMAN'8 THREATS IN ORDER TO GET 8HARE OF EQUITABLE STOCK. Hinted at Possible Legislative Action Unless Demands Were Complied With, in Which Event His Influence Would Be Important—President Dry- den of the Prudential Life Tells of Campaign Contributions. New York, Dec. 18.—Thomas F. Hyan during the day appeared before die insurance Investigating committee and told what E. H. Harrlman did and threatened to do when he demanded that Mr. Ryan concede to him a share In the control of the Equitable Life As surance society last June. Mr. Ryan assured the committee that he had meant no disrespect by his former re fusal to disclose their conversations, and said that he had determined to an swer the questions to which he had re fused replies on Friday last because District Attorney Jerome said he ought to do so. Mr. Ryan's version of what Mr. Har rlman demanded and what he threaten ed to do upon the refusal of his de mands, was in substance as follows: That Harrlman demanded one-half ef the 502 shares of the stock of the Equitable Life Assurance society which Mr. Ryan had purchased from James H. Hyde and which gave Mr. Ryan control of the property. That Harrlman threatened, unless he was conceded this share in the control of the society, to exert his political and all other influences against Mr. Ryan and his project. That Harriman declared there prob ably would be legislative action and that In that event his Influence would be Important. That Harrlman demanded the right to name two of five trustees to vote the controlling stock in the election of directors of the society. Replies to Questions. In reply to repeated questions by Charles E. Hughes, counsel of the com mittee, Mr. Ryan stated that Mr. Har rlman did not threaten that there would be legislative action unless he was given a share in the Equitable control, but said there probably would be such action. Neither did Mr. Harrl man threaten any action by an officer of the government. It was a strenuous Interview, Mr. Ryan said, and was held in the pres ence of Ellhu Root, then Mr. Ryan's counsel, now secretary of state, and Paul D. Cravath, also Mr. Ryan's coun sel. Mr. Ryan told the committee that he drew the inference from it that Mr. Harriman did not want anybody to control the Equitable society unless he had a share in it. Mr. Ryan also stated that he paid no attention to Mr. Harriman's state ment that his influence would be im portant In the event of legislative ac tion and informed him that he wanted no partners in the enterprise. Mr. Harriman did not get the coveted share in the stock. Mr. Ryan declared that this Inter view took place within a few days after he got control of the Hyde stock. United States Senator John F. Dry den of New Jersey, president of the Prudential Life Insurance Company of America, was on the witness stand all the remainder of the day. He testi fied that his company paid $26,000 to the Republican national campaign fund in 1896, 1900 and 1904. It also paid $5,000 to Andrew Hamilton, form erly the New York Life Insurance com pany's legislative agent at Albany. SDWJtap iTKInisai Well Known Social and Political Econ omist Expires Suddenly. Boston, Dec. 12.—Edward Atkinson, the well known social and political economist of this city, died suddenly during the day after an attack of acute indigestion, affecting the heart. He was seventy-eight years of age. For forty years Mr. Atkinson had been looked upon as an authority on economic questions and in this connection had been called upon to perform many important public du ties, among them being an appoint ment by President Cleveland in 1887 as special commissioner on the status of bimetallism in Europe. WORST SEASON ON LAKES." Over Two Hundred Lives Lost Dur ing Present Year. Chicago, Dec. 11.—According to fig ures compiled by the Lake Marine News bureau the death list on the Great Lakes during the past season was 215, the heaviest loss on record. During the season of 1904 only forty-nine lives were lost on the Great Lakes, this being the smallest loss *n record.