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The Weather. . -
Much colder tonight. Temperature
Saturday a. nx, 15. Temperautre at 7 a.
nr. 53; at 2:30 p. nr, S3. -
J. M. SHERIER, Observer.
The Irgtts Classi
fied Columns Tell
Troj-Hable Tales.
VOL. L.IV. NO. 57.
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1904. TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
JURY DISAGREES AND IS DISCHARGED:
m PATTERSON MAY NOT BE TRIED AGAIN
ROOSEVELT WILL GO NO FURTHER AT
FRANCE ABOUT TO BREAK
RELATIONS ttfflnCSSOGCO
PRESENT WITH iPEACE CONFERENCE
BOOK
ISLAM)
But One Ballot Taken, Six Being for Ac
quittal and None for Murder in
First Degree.
STATE MAY DROP CASE
Prisoner Faints When She
Learns She Must Spend
Christmas in Tombs.
New York, Dec. 23. At 12:51 the
jury reported that they could not
agree, and they were discharged. The
jury was not polled.
District Attorney Jerome said to
day: "In the event of a disagreement
I will make au investigation of how
the jury stands. If the overwhelming
view of the jury in for acquittal there
I a isKiMliiv that she will never ho
tried aicain."
When the jury came in at 12:50 Miss
Patterson became nervous. " The color
of ber face seeim-d to deepen, if that
were iusible, anl her whole attitude
t.howed she was undergoing keen suf
fering. When the jury reported a dis-igr--ui-iit
ami the justice discharged
them, hhe turned to her father and
threw herself on his shoulders, we-p
Ing hilt rlv. She had hoel l In free
in liiu- to go holn' to Viiliilij'.tli to
p-nd Christmas with hr mother, and
the disagreement was a iine-t pregnant
lisaHtiiiiment to her.
vll la l-'Klnt.
The old man tri-d to comfort her,
but t.he fell fainting in his arms. The
girl mm fj revived from the fainting
spell, hut eonf inut to sob hysterically.
The Justice thanked the Jury, 'and re
manded Miss Patterson to the Tombi
Fhe was hd out sobbing violently am?
In a state of severe nervous collapse.
After the rest of the Jury left the
court room the foreman remained and
had a consultation with Justice Davis.
Vvte Wmm Ms Ms.
As the foreman left the Jury room he
said the vote throughout had been six
to six. Six were for acquittal, but
whether the other six were for murder
In the firt degrc-v or not he could not
nay. Prosecuting Attorney Hand would
not say what the further course of the
proserin ion would be.
Tli' foreman said only one ballot
was taken. There was uch a vast
difference of opinion the remainder of
the time was taken in argument.
fr flrmt Drirrt MaraVr.
It is rerted the six votes for con
viction sIimn! as follows: One for mur
der in the second (leg ret, two for man
slaughter in the first degree, and three
for manslaughter in the scoiid de
gree. It Is said there was no vote for
murder in the first degree.
('Ilaaa la JalL.
Nan Patterson collapsed again when
she reached her cell. The prison sur
geon and two women are now attend-'
ing her.
New York. Dec. 2.1. Nan Patterson
collapsed In the Tombs today so com
pletely that the? efforts of the matron,
warden and her father to help her
were of no avail and the prison physi
cian had to be called. She revived
considerably, but it was feared she
would collapse again when she went
to the courtroom.
Tmtkm lata ('uri.
As soon a Miss Patterson a
somewhat composed she was led
across the bridge of sighs to the crim
inal court building. She was taken
to the "pen" in the court building to
await until the verdict had been
reached.
Palleeataa FaUta.
There was another giving way of
overstrained nerves when William
Ryan, policeman on guard at the en
trance .to the Jury room fainted. He
ad been doing extra duty and this.
trti the excitement f the trial was
loo much for him.
Hraart tlaa-reeaeat.
Judge Davis arrived In the court
room at ll:3o. He Immediately sent
an oflWr to summon the Jury to the
BEAT THE FRENCH
Natives Defeat Military Force
of Occupation Near Tim
buctoo, Africa.
Paris. Dec. 23. Private reports re
ceived here say the French military
force of occupation la central Africa
has suffered a serious reverse, accom
panied by heavy lo. near Tirobuc
PERSECUTORS OF
KINGDOM GOULD
ARE SUSPENDED
..New York. Dec. 23. The faculty of
the School of Applied Science at Co
lumbia university have suspended four
sophomores who attempted to capture
Kingdon Gould until after the mid-year
examination in February.
ARE LESS FRAUDS
Enforcement of Postal Laws in
Year Has Accomplished
Much,
SAYS SECRETARY GOODWIN
Foreign Lotteries Suffer Heavily
Mails Purified of Illegal
Literature.
Washington. D. C. Dec. 23. R. P.
Goodwin, assistant attorney of the
general postoflice department, in his
annual rejiort says that the number of
fraudulent concerns has been greatly
reduced in consequence of the vigor-
oii.s nforceinent of the postal laws
The result js showu by the marked de
crease iu the number of complaints
received,
There were HI fraud oruVra Issued
during the year and 23 orders were
issued against foreign lottery com
panies and their agents who were
found to be operating through the
mails. .
Mall lariel.
Much has been done In the direc
tion of excluding frotu the mails pub
Ilea t ions containing obscene and sug
gestive illustrations, advertisements
and other matter considered unfit for
circulation.
courtroom. They reported they were
unable to are on a verdict and were
sent back to the jury room for fur
Iher deliberation.
kanr4 KITrela of IkIL
When the jurors filed Into the court
room their faces showed deep lines as
result of their all night vigil. The
primmer had not reached the court
room, but her aged father had come in
when the court was called to order.
As the jurors took their places be
hind the rail. Mr. Patterson gazed in
tently upon their faces. As he nervous,
ly fumbled a newspaper lying upon the
table his hands shook as if with palsy,
ami it seemed apparent he saw little
to arouse hoie in the faces of the
Jurors.
Canard la II lark.
A moment later Nan Patterson,
gowned entirely in black, and with a
heavy black veil concealing her feat
ures, walked with a firm, strong step
to the chair beside her father. As she
sat down she placed-one arm across
her father's shoulder. With the other
arm she raised her veil and kissed the
old man In a very pretty and affection
ate way.
Of the two. the father showed in tar
greater degree the strain under which
they had been for many days, and for
a time the girl turned comforter.
(rsna lal.
When the foreman of the Jury had
spoken, saying he was almost certain
no agreement could be reached, deadly
pale spread over the face of the pris
oner. Knt this evidence of weakness
was apparent for a moment only, and
from that time until a court officer
touched her on the shoulder, she saf
lx.lt upright, her lips firmly compress
ed, gazing straight into the faces of
the jurors. Then she arose with firm
step and returned to the little pen
above the court room to await the re-
result of the jury's further considera
tion.
Tas Jarar Wrr Warn.
While the jury was at breakfast this
(Continued a Page Seven.)
NEGRO BURNED AT
STAKE IN GEORGIA
Atlanta. Ga., Dec. 23. The Journal
has received a report that a negro was
burned at the stake at Norwood. Gs
on the Georgia railroad. 50 miles west
of Augusta.
TELLS SOME MORE
Of the Dealings of "Frenzied Fi
nanciers" in New York,
Does Lawson.
HOW KEENE WAS BUNCOED
Rumored the Latter Will Join the
Bostonian in His War on
the System."
Boston. Dec. 23. Thomas W. Iw
son declared that James It. Keene
was "buncoed" out of S7.0u0.0utl which
the promoters of the Amalgamated
Copper company had promised to him
as a reward for selling $22.0oo.noo of
the copper stock at 90 to DC He says:
"The hatred of 'Standard Oil for
James R. Keene at this time was sell
ing at over par. The necessities of
James li. Keene were pressing, first
for the forgiveness and good will of
Standard Oil; next, in connection with
his rubber stocks.
lalrrrala 11 route I t Together.
"A certain man succeeded in amal
gamating the Standard Oil's hatred
of Keene and the Keene necessities
and James H. Keene rolled up his
sleeves for the most strenuous piece
or work in his most strenuous life.
and the fur flew the people's fur.
"In consideration of Keene doing
the job up brown, that is. doing the
people" up brown, the Standard Oil
would subscribe one-half of the money
necessary to float a new rubber com
pany and loan its magic name to the
enterprise. First, the total amount
was $.7.000.0011 "Standard Oil $2,50o.-
000: then $10.0011.000 'Standard Oil'
$5,000,000: finally $15.000.000 'Stan
dard Oil $7.50o.ooo. Public announce.
nient was made and everything went
as merrily as a steam clipper at a
fleecing bee. and Keene completed his
job. and well. Standard Oil never for-
gives an Injury.
Itelallalloa by Oil..
"Suddenly its subscription and its
name were yanked away from the new
rubber company, and James R. Keene
was longer of exjerlonee and shorter
of faith than ever before in his mar
velous career."
It is learned here that Wall street
is full of rumors that soon Mr. Keene
would be found lined up against the
system" in conjunct ion with Mr.
I.nwsoii.
DENIES THAT PACKERS
PLAN AN ALLIANCE
J. Ogden Armour and His Attorney
Contradict Report From
Atlantic City.
Chicago. Dec. 23. A report from
Atlantic City that the Armour. Swift.
Nelson Morris, and Cudahy Packing
companies would combine was denied
yesterday by J. Ogdeu Armour. A. H.
Veeder. his attorney, said he had no
knowledge of the reported merger.
The report, coming simultaneously
with the publication of Commissioner
Garfield's recommendations that a fed
eral franchise be issued to all corior-
ations doing an interstate business,
gave rise to speculation as to whether
the packers would take advantage of
this proposed condition to unify pack
ing interests throughout the country.
At the offices of Swift and Cudahy it
was declared nothing was known of
the rumored combination.
Railroad Man Dead.
Chicago. Dec. 23. J. W. Smith. C7
years old. formerly envision superin
tendent on the Burlington railway.
died here today of acute gastritis.
COMPLETE OFFICIAL VOTE ON PRESIDENT ANNOUNCED
Chicago. Dec- 23. With the an
nouncement of results in Minnesota,
North Dakota and Washington yester
day, the official canvass of the votes
cast of Nov. 8 for presidential electors
was finally completed. The Associa
ted Press was given the tabulated re
turns, and compiled the above table,
showing the total received by each
candidate. Roosevelt's majority over
all his rivals reached the record
breaking figures of 1.746.7C8. and over
Mr. Parker the president's plurality
was 2.547.578. In 1900 William Mc
Kinley had 4G7.04G more votes than
all other candidates and 859.&S4 more
than William Jennings Bryan. The
rote for Mr. Roosevelt was therefore.
409.822 votes more than for Mr. Mc
Kinley, while Mr. Parker was support
ed by 1.277,772 fewer electors than
gave their ballots to Br. Bryan.
The total vote this presidential,
year was 13.508.496 against 12.9CS.547
in 1900. a decrease of 4G0.07S votes.
McKinley polled more votes than
All Powers Having Accepted Invitation .in Principle
Affair Will be Permitted to FoHow
"Normal Channels."
Paris. Dec. 23. The foreign office
considers the situation in Morroco ex
tremely grave. The sultan's dismis
sal of his French and other military
advisers has been followed by a nunv
ber of other acts showing his inten
tion to interrupt the execution of
French policy".
r'rrarh l.eavr Capital.
Accordingly, the French minister at
Tangier has been instructed to securo
CROWD HURRYING HOME FOR CHRISTMAS
PUSH AND SHOVE TO LEAVE STEAMSHIP
New York. Dec 25. There was a
wild rush for shore among the 450
cabin passengers whon the gang plank
of the liner Deutschland was lowered
at her pier in HoTioken early today.
Among the travelers were many from
the west and south, anxious to get the
earliest train today for their homes to
spend Christmas.
NELSON'S MANAGER
IS UNDER ARREST
Prize
Fighter Alleges "Ted" Murphy
Took $10,000 of His
Money.
Stockton. Cal.. Dec. 23. "Ted" Mur
phy, accused by Battling Nelson of lar
ceny of $10,000, was arrested here at
midnight. Two hundred and fifty dol
lars was found on Murphj', who was
greatly surprised at the arrest. He
said he did not have Nelson's money.
ANNUAL REPOPT ON ALASKA
Governor Brady Estimates Population
and Asks For'Legislation.
Washington. D. C, Dec. 23. The an
nual report of Gov. Brady of Alaska
estimates the total white population
at 2G.550, with the possibility of a
small increase in the native popula
tion since the IttoO census, which made
the total number of natives 29,530.
The reort asks for better transpor
tation facilities, representation for del
egates in congress, legislation to en
courage the home seeked and home
builder, and for the detail of one or
more gunloats to cruise in Alaskan
waters to protect industries there.
MONEY IS READY FOR USE
Work Will Commence at Once on
Great Northern Power Plant.
Duluth. Minn., Dec. 23. Papers are
all signed and money available iu New
York for the construction of the im
mense power canal of the Great North
ern Power company here. The orig
inal bond issue provides for $3.Goo,000.
Work will begin this winter and 500
men will be at work Jn 30 days. The
plans fall for 30.000 horse power to be
followed later by several times as
much.
First Degree Murder.
Two Harbors, Minn.. Dec. 23 The
jury after being out lo hours, reached
a verdict of murder iu the fire de
gree against O. H. Hamnierburg for
the murder of Andrew Blum.
A $50,000 Blaze.
Champaign, 111.. Dec. 23 A block of
buildings on the north side of Main
street burned last eight. The loss
will exceed $50,000. ;
TOTAL VOTKS KOK IMIKSIDK.NT.
Roosevelt, republican 7.C27.C32
Parker, democrat .' 5.oso,05t
Debs, socialist 391.587
Swallow, prohibitionist ... 2;o,3o3
Watson, people's 111,037
Corregan, socialist labor. . 33,453
Holcomb. continental labor S30
Roosevelt in Alabama, Georgia. Ken
tucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland.
Mississippi. New Hampshire. North
Carolina. South Carolina, Tennessee.
Texas and Virginia. Roosevelt got
more than McKinley in the other 32
states. v
Parker received more votes than
Bryan, in Delaware. Georgia. Missis
sippi. New Jersey. New York, Rhode
Island. South Carolina and Weft Vir
einia. while Bryan got more than Par-
ker In the remaining 37 states.
Roosevelt carried 32 states, against
28 by McKinley. and has 336 electoral
votes under the apportionment of 1900,
the immediate withdrawal from the
Morroccan oopUal of the French con
sul commander and all members of
the military mission and all French
citizens-nnless the sultan vacaties ha3
prevkms Offensive action and offers
suitable explanation.
No Other Step Tnken.
Tli officials here say no definite
military or uaval steps have yet been
taken as these await the sultan's re
sponse to the minister's demand.
Men and women struggled together,
and everyone seemed imbued with the
idea of getting ashore first. Women's
dresses were torn, and many men lost
their hats. Half a dozen men in front
were sent sprawling when they gained
the pier by the rush of the crowd be
hind them.
CARRIES REVOLVER
TO SHOOT KIDNAPERS
Action of Kingdon Gould in
ing at Classmates is ex
plained. Fir-
New York. Dec. 23. New light has
been shed upon the action of Kingdon
Gold, the eldest son of George J.
Gould, iu discharging a revolver at
some Columbia sophomores who were
trying to haze him. A friend of young
Gould said ho had carried the revolver
which he used a long time because of
his family's fear of attempts at kid
naping. "For many years," said young
Gould's friend. "Kingdon has carried
a revolver. Some years 'ago it was
believed there whs a plot to kidnap
the Gould boys in tho neighborhood
of the Motrojtolitan opera house. The
family supplied Kingdon with a pistol
at that time and told him to use it
whenever any one whom he did not
know intimately attempted to take
him to any place he did not want to
go. So often has the danger of kid
naping been impressed upon him that
he has come to a morbid fear of such
.i happening."
RED CLOUD DECIDES TO
TAKE LAND ALLOTMENT
Action of Indian Chief Will Have
Effect on Others Who Have
Stood With Him.
Washington. D. C. Dec. 23. The In
dian bureau has been notified that
Chief Red Cloud of the Pine Ridge
agency, has agreed to accept an allot
ment of land. He heretofore has held
out persistently in opposition to the
allotment and his Msition has hail a
marked influence on the other Indians
who have followed him for tho last
half century.
SHOOTINGOYER AN ACCOUNT
Killing Takes Place at Sawmill Near
Sigourney, Iowa.
Sigoiiniey, Iowa, Dec. 23. At a saw
mill near Hayesvilio John Martin shot
and killed Arthur Lynch today. The
killing was the outgrowth of a disputed
account.
McKinley had 2!)2 under the appor
tionment of 1900. McKinley hadl231.1
port ion nient of 1S80, there having been
an addition of 29 by the last appor
tionment. Parker carried 13 states against 17
by Bryan, and has Ho electoral votes.
Bryan had 155 under the old apportion
ment. Watson received his largest vote in
Georgia, the total of that state, 22.G3I
with 2O.50S in Nebraska, being nearly
one-third of his aggregate. 114.G37.
Barker iolled 5U21S in 1900.
The prohibition vote in 1900 was
208.791: in November. 2Go.3o.'J, a gain
of 51.512.
Four years ago the socialists had
an electoral ticket in 32 states and
polled 87.7G9 votes. This year they
had a ticket in the 45 states, and the
Debs vote was 391,587.
The vote of the socialist labor par
ty in 1900 was 39.914. This year it
was 33.453, a loss of C.491.
The continental labor party had ad-
herents only in Illinois really Chica-
go where 830 votes were polled.
PRESENTS FOR THE
SCHOOLMATES OF
YOUNG ROOSEVELT
Oyster Bay. N. Y.. Dec. 23. By the
generosity of President ami mis
Roosevelt every pupil at the Cove Neck
public school, which was formerly at
ended by some of the younger chit
dreii of the president, received a Christ
mas gift today. Mrs. Rooseelt sent
two barrels of candy.
JAPS WERE THERE
English Fishermen Swore Attack
Was Made on Russians at
Dagger Bank.
SAY THEY WERE BRIBED
Rumor That Torpedo Boats Have Es
coped From Port Arthur in
Storm.
Swear Tliej Saw Jn Hon In.
Ixudoti. Dee. 23. The publication
in St. Petersburg of the statement
that Hull fishermen have voluutartly
deposed that foreign torpedo boats
were anions the trawlers off !gger
bank when the later were fired upon
by ships of the Russian Mallic squad
ron are circunisiani iai ami it appears
to be true that some men of the Game
cock fleet have made statements be
fore the Russian consul.
The name of only one of these has
been revealed. He is the lioatswaiu
of the trawler Ava. and be said yes
terday that he was induced to make
the statement while be was intoxica
ted. He admits that he received a cer
tain amount, of money, but now says
the statement lie made is untrue.
ItiiHNinu KiiilHiMny Orulrx.
All published reiorts from Hull say
positively that these statement were
secured by two agents of the Russian
government, but the Russian embassy
iu London repeated that there is ab
solutely no truth in the statement
that tho Russian government or any
one in any official capacity or any one
delegated by Russia has been endeav
oring to secure statements from the
Gamecock fishermen.
Say IIoiiIh Kn-ii .
Iiondon. Dec. 23. The Daily Tele
graph's Chefoo correspondent rojorts
that eight torpedo boat destroyers
have escaped from Port Arthur,
where, for the last 21 hours, ho. says,
a severe snow storm has been raging.
To Itiinxlun Alla-kM Kail.
Oku's Headquarters, Dec. 22. (De
layed.) Russians along the front of
Oku's army during the night of the
20th made a determined attack on La
muting, but were driven back with
heavy loss. The Japanese sustained
no casualties. Dismounted Russian
cavalry attacked cavalry on the ex
treme left of the Japanese line the
night of the 2oth, but were repulsed
with heavy loss.
Sny Jain .rr SunVrinc;.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 33. Kuropat
kin reported a small skirmish to the
emperor and says he personally saw
a couple of Japanese prisoners who
were taken Doc. .21. They were in
Fuflicient ly clad, their boots especially
being bad. The general also witness
ed the amputation of a frost bitten bg
of a Japanese
DEMOCRAT WINSTHE CONTEST
Wiliiam Bowles Gets Certificate as
Will County Representative.
Springfield, 111.. Dec. 23. The state
canvassing board yesterday issued a
ctrtificat; of election to William
Bowles, democrat, as Will county rep
resentative in the lower house of the
legislature. The seat wag contested
by Alonzo Wilson, the prohibition can
didate. The evidence was heard by
the board a few days ago. Wilson will
contest the seat at tho opening of the
legislature.
Whole Town Threatened.
Washburn. III., Ic. 23. Fire wuic.h
started at 1:30 this morning at Mar
tins' general store, destroyed five
buildings. The town has no fire de
partment. The loss will probably
reach $40,000.
BLOW AT FREEDOM
OF SERVIAN PRESS
Belgrade. Dec. 23. King Peter to-1
day signed a new press law which J Two thousand I'ulajames, it is report
i practically abolishes freedom of the ed, threaten the town of Dolores. The
press in Servia, though aimed princi-
pally at the anti-dynastic and opposi-
tion papers.
Representatives Ordered
to Leave Capital of
That Country.
SULTAN IS OBDtlRATE
Shows Determination to Pre
vent Carrying Out of
French Policy.
Washington. Dec. 23. That a fur
ther interchange of views preparatory
to the formulating of a program for an
other peace conference at The Hague
has beeu made through the Interna
tional bureau under the control of the
permanent administrative council of
The Hague is the suggestion offered
to Secretary Hay in a second circular
note to the powers just made public.
SuniDiarlira Itepllea.
The secretary summarizes the re
plies of ail the powers to his note of
Oct. 21. am! expresses tho gratifica
tion of the president at the cordial re
ception of his invitation. Having ta
ken this initial step, however, the sec
retary says tho president feels ho has
gone as far as he appropriately can.
;oid that with the general acceptance
of his invitation iu principle "the fu
ture conduct of the affair mav filly fol
low its normal channels."
KtiHMin'M Slaail Itrgrel f -l.
Regarding tho conditional accept
ance by Russia. Hay says while the
postponement which this .reply neces
sitates is to be regretted, this govern
ment recognizes the weight of the mo
tive which induced it.
BANKER PERRY INDICTED
BY CHICAGO GRAND JURY
Charges of Arson and Attempt to De
fraud Against Prccninent Chi
cago Financier.
Chicago. Doc. 23. By a final vot
taken yesterday afternoon, after ouo
of the most stormy scenes iu the his
tory of the grand jury, Isaac N. Perry,
former president of the National Bank
of North America, was indicted on two
charges: Arson ami attempt, to de
fraud insurance companies. Tho
damage named was $7,000.
No warrant will be issued for the
arrest, of Perry. As soon as the re
turn is made his attorney. William S.
Forrest, will bo notified and the for
mer banker will appear in the criminal
court building with his bondsmen.
OROUTH SHUTS DOWN MILLS
Merrimack Valley in New Hampshire
Suffers From Lack of Rain.
Nashua, N. II.. Dec. 23 It Is seven
weeks since the rail fell in Merrimack
valley. Not only are the mills shut
ting down for lack of water power,
but farmers are at a loss for a sup
ply and have to melt snow with which
to water cattle.
Iowa City Brewery Burns.
Iowa City, Dec. 23. Fire of un
known origin last night totally de
stroyed the Iowa brewery and con
tents owned by Fenny & Keinmerl.
Ixiss to the building and equipment
is $7r,iu0. to the stock
$lo.S
iusur-
ati"o so.ooo.
One Burned to Death.
Peoria, 111.. Dec. 23. Fire early today
destroyed the principal business block
at Washburn. Dr. Jessie Weaver, a
veterinary surgeon, was burned to
death. The loss Is small.
Would Succeed Quarles.
La Crosse. Wis., Dec. 23. Congress
man Ivsch. of this city, has announced
his candidacy for senator lo succeed
Senator Quarles.
Killed While Hunting.
Gentryville. Ind., Dec. 23 William
Young was shot and killed by a com
panion while hunting, near here.
KILL 30 SOLDIERS
Insurgents in the Philippines
Threaten Town Aid
is Asked.
Manila. Dec. 23. Pulakencs have
ambushed and killed at Dolores Island.
Samar, a lieutenant and 37 enlisted
men of the 38th company of native
scouts.
situation is critical. Lieut. Obbott, in
command of the scouts, has requested
that aid be sent him.

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