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12 PAGES READS IT." EVERYBODY - 12 PAGES NEEDS IT. LAST EDITION. FRIDAY EVENING. TOPEKA, KANSAS, DECEMBER 23, 1904. FRIDAY EVENING. TWO CENTS. FAIL T0AGREE. Jarj in Nan Fattersen Cate Can't Reach Yerdict. Erenlj Dlrided on Question of Guilt or Innocence. DISCHARGED BY COUKT Prisoner Is Again Remanded to the Tombs. She Collapses and Falls to Rec ognize Her Father. New York, Dec. 23. Fainting in her father's arms, her frame quivering with the accumulated suffering of months of 'anxious waiting- Nan Patterson today heard the announcement that the jury men trying her for the murder of Caesar Young had disagreed. Soon she was revived and sobbing hysterically and hardly able to walk, was half led, half carried, back to her cell in the Tombs. Her vision of a Christmas at home, so bright the past few days, was gone before the uncertainty as to what the next step in her case might be. Be fore her trial the district attorney of fered to accept bail in $20,000, but this could not be raised and the prosecuting officers declined to indicate today what their attitude on.this point would be. District Attorney Jerome said he had nothing whatever to say at present as to whether he would agree to a lower bail or whether he would accept bail at all. The jury stood six for acquittal and six for conviction, but so far as can be learned there was no juryman in favor of a first degree verdict. The keenest disappointment was felt in the court room and in the great crowd outside when the disagreement was announced. Not since the Mollneaux case has there been so much interest taken in a criminal trial in this city and many of those present had lu-ped for a verdict of acquittal. The closing of the proceedings at this time, just two days before Christmas, added to the sentimental interest in the girl's fate and the prospect of spending the holiday in prison probably accentu ated the girl's agony when she heard the words that she was not to be free Her father, who has been by her side ever since the trial began and whose . IV Thw Riiffprl somewhat from has raUea- Letters written by her hus rw ,i i i ties, iney sutterea somew nat nom hand to Mrs Hoien Formn i. tender care and devotion to her have been the most touching feature of the trial tried to comfort her, but his sad dened face and mournful expression robbed the words he uttered, as he said: "Don't worry, little girl; it will come out all right yet." fury Out 24 Hours. It was 24 hours almost to a minute after the jury was sent out yesterday that word was sent to Justice Davis that it was ready to make its final re port. The attorneys were hurriedly summoned and Miss Patterson's father, who had been strolling around the cor ridors was notified that the jury was about to return. He had scarcely ta ken his seat when the jurors took their places in the Jury box. From the ex pressions on their faces it was apparent that their determination had not been altered in the brief hour that had elapsed since their foreman informed the court that an agreement was prac tically impossible. A moment later Miss Patterson walked rapidly down the aisle and quickly sank into her seat at her father's side. In her face there was tittle to indicate that any hope of ac quittal remained with her. Her clench ed hands rested firmly upon the table and her piercing gaze was fixed upon the foreman as the customary questions were asked by the clerk. When the reply was given that no decision had been reached and there waa absolutely Ti i hnrw of a verdict hpinp nerr eerl nnnn the defendant for the first time durine ! her long suspense, gave way completely i to her feelings. She threw her arms ; around her lather s neck and, burying her head on his shoulder, sobbed like a:was delayed and that he would not chila. Gently the old man returned the reacn tne court nouse until 11:30. in tne embrace and with "Don't worry little meantime the police stationed about the girl; it will come out all right yet," , court house corridors had serious diffi he urged her to cheer up. A moment culy in holding in check the crowds later she had gained her composure and clamoring for admission. The court's with flushed face and downcast eyes order that spectators be Tigidly exclud awaited the final word of the court. ;ed from the court room was carried out Addressing the jury Justice Davis almost to the letter. Half a hundreJ aid: 1 persons occupied seats in the court "You have done all that was expected room. Among them were only three of you in this case. Tou have been to- i women. gether all night and have given your! Promptly at 11:30 John Randolph careful and conscientious consideration ; Patterson, the prisoner's father, came and now I understand there is no pos- ; in and took a seat at the counsel's ta Fihility of reaching a decision." ble. No word had been received front "There is no possibility of reaching a; Justice Davis to that time however, verdict." replied the foreman. 'and there followed another wait of ten "Then I am compelled to excuse you , minutes before a stir indicated that from further attendance," replied the, the court was about to resume its ses Justice. ision. A moment later, the Jurors, their After thanking them for the service faces showing deep lines as a result of they had rendered he informed them their all night vigil, filed solemnly in that they were at liberty to go. The and took their places behind the rail, court remanded the prisoner for the Mjss Patterson had not reached the time being, and she was led back once court room up to that time, but as the more across the Bridge of Sighs to the Hurors marched down the aisle her cell in the Tombs prison. father, half turning in his chair, gazed The Final OrdenL intently upon their faces. As he turn- New York, Dee. 23. Nan Patterson jed back and fumbled nervously a paper collapsed in the Tombs today so com-j which lay upon the table his hands pletely that efforts of the matron, the; shook as if with palsy, and it seemed warden and her father to help her! apparent that he saw little to arouse were of no avail, and Dr. Levin, the j hope in the faces of the jurors. A mo jjhvsiclan at the prison, had to beiment later Nan Patterson, gowned en- called. She was revived considerably. tou it was feared that she would col lapse again when she went to the court room. This morning Miss Patterson asked for news from the jury. She became hysterical while awaiting for an an swer, and the Tombs warden went to eee. He assured her that there was no rews and that she could not possibly near anytning until it was announced j In the court room before her. Instead of assuring her this news made her worse. She had a severe attack of hysteria. "How can I ever face those dreadful twelve men again?" she said. The warden said she repeatedly cried, the fear of going back to the court over hadowing everything else. The Tombs physician was sent for In a hurry and prescribed f.or her. About this time her father arrived at the Tombs. Owing to her state of collapse he was allowed to go up to see her. With his presence and the efforts of the physician she improved considerably in a short time. As soon as Fhe was somewhat composed she was led across the Bridge of Sighs to the criminal court building. She was taken to the "pen" to wait until a ver dict had been reached or some con clusion had been arrived at. Policeman Faints. There was another giving away of overstrained nerves today when Wil Jiam Ryan, a policeman on guard at the entrance to the jury room, fainted. He was sent to his station in a patrol wagon. He had been doing extra duty and this with the excitement of the trial was too much for him. Even In the face of certain knowl edge that news of the result of the iurv's deliberations would not be forthcoming until after 10 o'clock to day, scores of people remained all nieht around the criminal court build ing hoping to be the first to hear the verdict in the case ol isan Patterson. Driven from the building just before midnight when the jury was locked up for the night by order of Justice Davis, the curious crowd gathered In little knots In sheltered places in the vicinity to wait and speculate and In sure themselves an advantageous posi tion in the line when the doors were again opened today. Even when the dim light that came through windows of the jury room indicated that the Jurors had given up their argurdents for the night and were attempting to sleep, rumors from inside the building found their way to the patient waiters. The source of these rumors no one knew and little faith was placed In their truthfulness. In the early night mysterious Infor mation had it that the jury stood firm on the basis of nine for acquittal, one for conviction of murder in the sec ond degree and two unable to agree upon the degree of manslaughter of ; which tney Denevea tne prisoner Before daylight, however. j guilty. there had been a decided change in the sentiment of the jury, according to a report. At that time a story which gained considerable circulation had eleven jurors favoring acquittal with one holding out for conviction of mur der In the first degree. Of course there was absolutely nothing to substan tiate these rumors, but every bit of gossip was anxiously sgized upon by those who had waited so long. A Llyht In the Window. The first sign of life in the big court building came just before daybreak when a bright light flickered up in the window of the jury room scarcely more than a dozen feet away from the court house end of the Bridge of Sighs. A little later the officers who had been on guard in the building all night came uui one vy one lur ufctrcinxiioi. aiiu little after 7 o'clock, the jurors, guard ed by court officers, marched out to a nearby restaurant for their morning meal. As they came through the Frank lin street exit the jurors met a crowd of not less than 200 persons, including the self appointed guard who had remain ed on duty all night. If the crowd had expected to learn anything from the faces of the Jurors they were disap pointed for there was nothing in their expression save weariness. It was learn ed that the room in which the long night was spent was without furniture except a table and a dozen small wood- 11; '' v,., mri-,,1. for more steam. After the hardest day of her life, a .-hiPh r,r! with the brightest ! day which opened with the brightest hope and ended In darkest despair, nope aiiu enucu in uoi rcdi usjjo.i, Nan Patterson retired to her cot in the Tombs hall half an hour after mid night. It had been reported from the little "pen" over the jury room, where r"-.-" ? .v.. was on the verge , of nervous collapse was on tne verge oi nervous conapse and that even her aged father, who has been constantly at her side i through all her trouble, was unable ! to calm her. According to the mat J ron of the Tombs, however, the girl had hardly touched her cot in the cell before she was asleep. Her sleep was ' troubled and she awoke many times during the night, but on the whole got a much better night's rest than might have been expected under the circum stances. " Idon't see how she does it," said the matron. "She has the most wonderful nerve of any woman I ever knew." Streets Were Blocked. During the forenoon the crowd around the court house increased until the streets were blocked and the corridors within the building were so jammed that no less than half a dozen times police reserves were forced to clear out the building. At 10:30 o'clock, the hour which had Been set for the opening of court word . came by telephone that Justice Davis ttrely in black and with a heavy veil concealing her features, 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 she raised her veil and kissed the old man in a very pretty, affectionate way. Of the two the father showed in a far greater degree the strain under which they had been for many hours and for a time the girl turned comforter. There were scarcely a moment s delay when the usual ques tion was put to the Jurors. The fore man replied that no decision had been reached. Justice Davis said that under almost any other circumstances he would discharge the jury at that point without further delay but this case he considered one of great importance. Fell in Fnint. When the jury came in at 12:50 Miss Patterson became very nervous. The color of her face seemed to deepen if that were possible and her whole atti tude showed that she was undergoing keen suffering. When the jury report ed their disagreement and the Justice discharged them she turned to her fath er and threw herself on his shoulders weeping bitterly. TJn to the last she had hoped to be free in time to go home to Washington to spend Christmas with her mother and the disagreement was (Continued on Page Ten.) LUCAS ON HUNT. - Sheriff Is In Independence.After Murder ridence. Carefully Looking Up Cunning ham's Movements. HE FEIGXS ILLNESS. Prisoner Said Noise Would Drire Him JUad. Denies That lie Erer Lired at the Xickuni. No prisoners ever locked up in the county jail were guarded and hemmed In from all communication with the outside world as are Nate Farrend, alias W. B. Cunningham, and Vashti Cunningham. They have not had a chance to speak to each other since they were arrested a week ago. No one but the jail authorities have been allowed to speak with either of the prisoners or to communicate with them In any manner. Not a newspaper has entered the county Jail for a week ,so fearful are the officers that the Cunninghams may learn something about the move ments of the officers or the stories told by each of them. Wednesday Sheriff Lucas left To- peka tor Independence to make an effort to find clues which may possibly lead to the weaving of a web of evi dence connecting Cunningham with the Nickum murder. So far every effort to shake the stories told by the Cunninghams has failed. The prisoners had no time to make up any stories that would tally exactly. Their statements have differ ed considerably on many points but the one point, and the one most im portant concerning the Nickum case, is that both prisoners state that they left Topeka in the stolen automobile about 9 o'clock of the evening before the Nickum murder. Neither of the prisoners tell exactly the same story but they each main tain their original story that they left long before midnight. Every effort of the officers to force a different story from Mrs. Cunningham ?. r l .lnos read- salJ Mrs. Cunningham, I don't care to hear those letters Cunningam still feigns sickness. Dr. . ,. i. , , . - - "'"f- "H.,P??!lCian' ined him and stated that he is not sick. When it was found that Cun- ningham had tried to communicate with his wife, who was in the cell above his, he was removed from the parlor cell to the firet tier f caes ,n the main . - . . .. .t, t. v,- -,! J , . . . . nh, . fn vS6 on'h bJ.ectf? '"f ZP '"t? and. begged to be taken back to the ,p .fiST. ', ., ,,, , v . f f"e T " ad.- h 7 ' AT Vs " c This morning he was taken back to the parlor cell but he is closely watched. Cunningham denies that he ever roomed at the Nickum house. County Attorney Hungate questioned him c.'osely on that point last night. Cun nintnam said that he came to Topeka September 24, 1903, and registered at i the Fifth Avenue. The hotel register shows that statement to be true, but when he left the hotel is not known, as the "room book," which would show that, was not preserved. W. B. Firguson, of Independence, who was a partner of Cunningham's in the map making business, says that CUnning- ham told him that he had stopped at the Nickum hotel. Sheriff Lucas will investigate this statement while in In- dependence. While in Independence last summer Cunningham and Mr. and Mrs. Firgu son had some trouble. This is also being investigated by Sheriff Lucas. The trouble occurred in a room and a shot Vas fired by Firguson either at his wife or at Cunningham. FOUR SUSPENDED. Men Who Tried to Capture Young Gould Are Disciplined. New York, Dec. 23. Dean Hutton and the faculty or the school of applied sci ences of Columbia university, have sus pended four sophomores who attempted to capture Kingdon Gould. The sus pension is to last until after the mid year examinations in February. The men disciplined are A. Aigelthinger, A. Doty, R. W. Cauchois and W. S. Inch. The sophomore class will hold a meet ing to take action on the matter and the report is that they will go on a strike. The freshman class also is very much stirred up about the matter and also will meet to protest against the suspension of the sophomores. A mass meeting of all classes in the university consisting of over 100 men met in Early hall to take action on he suspension by the faculty. The meeting was presided over by Duncan Browne, president of the college seniors. He presented a motion from the board of i-rjrilto reinstate the men suspended. This mo lu.' . . m rr tion was carried unanimously and all present signed a written statement of it which the student board will present to Dean Hutton at the meeting called for this afternoon in his office. KILLED FROM AMBUSH. A Lieutenant and 37 Native Scouts Slain in Samar. Manila, Dec. 23. The Pulajanes have ambushed and killed at Dolores, on the island of Samar, a lieutenant and 37 enlisted -men of the Thirty eighth company of native scouts. Two thousand Pulajanes. it is reported, threaten the town of Dolores and the situation is Said to be critical. Lieu tenant Abbott, in command of the ncrtiita. has renuested that aid he sent I him. - . . .. - WILL MOVE TO TOPEKA. Clark County Law Iaker to Be Comfortable. J. W. Berry-man. representative elect from Clark county, came to To- peka Thursday and rented the Akers cottage at 1218 Fillmore street. He and his family will occupy it during the session of the legislature. This is perhaps the first case on rec ord where a member of the legislature from out of town has come here, rent ed a house, and settled down to take things easy during the session. Most of them get a room at the hotel, and eat wherever they happen to be at dinner time. Mr. Berryman is a bank er and can afford to do better. The B. F. Akers cottage on Fillmore street Is one of the most handsomely furnished small houses in Topeka. The Berryman family will rent it fur nished. MORE CROOKEDNESS. Both Sides Guilty of Gross Frauds in Colorado. Denver, Dec. 23. M. M. Hamma, handwrting expert, submitted to the supreme court today his report on the ballots in the box from precinct 13 ward 3, this city, which was opened yesterday by order of the court in the contempt proceedings against Clarence Dixon, one of the clerks at the Novem ber election. Mr. Hamma reported that of 331 ballots in the box the head ings on 135 were written by five per sons. The heading "Democratic" on 102 ballots, he said,' was written by one person, and sixteen Republican, ten Democratic and seven Socialist bal lots were written by four persons. At least eighty-one were so folded that it was evident that they could not have been placed in the box through the aperture in the top used by voters. The expert also noted that while there were ninety-nine Republican ballots in the box the poll book gave the number cast as sixty-three. Warrants were issued against five men for contempt of court in this pre cinct, but Dixon is the only one under arrest, the others having fled. OVERCOME BY GAS. V, Twenty-seven Persons NarroAvly Es cape Asphyxiation. Philadelphia, Dec. 23. Twenty-seven persons, most of them women and children, were overcome, by coal gas in a crowded tenement house at 315 Mon roe street, jn the foreign settlement of this city early this morning. Twelve Of them were in such a serious condi tion that they had to -be taken to a hospital, but it is believed they will recover. The lower part of the tene ment was occupied by & Turkish bath establishment and the gas escaped from a large furnace used in the baths. There were m.ore than a hun dred persons in the npper part of the building, most of whom were Russian I Jews. That no .live were lost was ; due to two policemen who in passing the building detected the gas and im- mediately began arousing the -sleeping nwnnmN. Manvnfthsm ,.r,rn- occupants. Many of them were uncon scious and had to be carried from the place. ROBBED A DEPOT. Thieves Failed to Get Any Plunder of Value. The Rock Island junction depot, in the west part of North Topeka was broken into by thieves last night, and eleven pairs of pants, left there for shipment by the Woolen mills, were stolen. The cash drawer in the depot ornce was pried open, but only a few pennies had been left there, so the haul was light. No one sleeps at the depot, which is not open at nisrht. The entrance was made by breaking a winaow. xne negro scnool house near the depot, was also broken into and all the desks ransacked. Nothing of value was found there. The police believe that the robbery was com mitted by boys living in the neighbor hood. - LOST $200. Sir Charles Wyndham Robbed at the Patterson Trial. New York, Dec. 23. It cost Sir Charles Wyndham, the actor, about $200 to enjoy a view of the "Nan" Patterson trial. Sir Charles had a seat inside the railing wnicn commanaecl a clear view or tne judge, jury, lawyers and prisoner, and the visitor at once became a keen observer of the methods of conducting criminal pro ceedings in this country. During a recess Judge Davis invited Sir Charles to luncheon. Soon after they re turned to the court room the judge's guest discovered that his wallet, containing aoout an, was missing. He remembered that his overcoat was open when he reached the court build ing and that in passing through the crowd gathered in the corridor he was several times jostled somewhat rouerhlv. It was on one of these occasions. Sir cnaries is sure, tnat a picKpocaet relieved him of his money. WATER SHUT OFF. Drouth in Pennsylvania Is Becoming a Serious Matter. Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 23. The slight rainfall nf last nie-ht war not pnnnp-ti materially change the drouth situa- 'tion in this -vicinitv. Tho small watpr supply Is being exhausted rapidly and industries are suffering. The water company supplying Braddock, Pa., has announced that it cannot guarantee a supply of water. The supply at Irwin, Pa., was shut off today, leaving it en tirely without water. The drouth is beginning to have serious effect on the mills in the Monongahela valley, and if not soon relieved will demoralize that industry. Freedom of the Press Abolished. Belgrade, Servia, Dec. 23. King Peter today signed the new press law, which practically abolishes freedom of the press in Servia, though aimed principally at the anti-dynastic and opposition papers. She Struck a Snag. .. -New York. Dec. 23. The steamer Robert E. Lee . struck a snag near Craighhead Point and sank in shallow water. All of the passengers and crew were taken, off in safety. . t- - - . - WAR ONjnfPHOID. State Board of Health Proposes Radical Change. Wants Citj Sewers to Find Dif ferent Outlets. . NEARLY 10,000 CASES. Records Show Prevalence Disease to Be General. of Would Force Reconstruction of All Public Sewers. With the full endorsement of the Kansas state board of health, a bill will be introduced at the next session of the legislature giving to the board the right to supervise and order changed whenever necessary the water supply and sewer systems of every city in the state of Kansas. If such a bill as proposed should be come a law, the board of health would attempt to compel cities to cease empty ing sewers into streams. They will try to compel a complete change in the present municipal sewer systems; a change which would involve the en tire reconstruction of sewers in prac tically every city in the state. The board of health wants the sewers emptied into "septic tanks" or into "sewage farms" where the refuse might be chemically treated to destroy the germs, and then possibly converted into fertilizer. These radical measures are deemed necessary by the board of health to stop the prevalence of typhoid fever in Kansas. Statistics show that during the past ten years, there have been 9,720 cases of typhoid and 3,451 deaths from that disease in the state of Kansas. Typhoid attacks people only in the prime of life between 18 and 40 years. Figured at the usual basis of $10,000 as the value of a human life, the value of the 3,451 lives sacrificed to typhoid has been $34,510,000. These figures are advanced by the state board of health to show that the municipalities of the state should be compelled, at any cost, to remodel their sewer systems, and cease dump ing sewage into the streams. Of course the reconstruction of the sewer sys tems of the state would Involve the ex penditure of immense sums of money. It is likely that the sewer system in the city of Topeka alone has cost well up toward a million dollars. m Dr. A. S. Crumbine, secretary of the state board of health, says: "At its re cent meeting, the board decided to urge the passage of a law giving the board the right to supervise and change the water supply and sewer systems in ev ery city of the state. At the present time, the board has very limited auth ority in this direction. Unfortunately, most of the waterworks plants are Owned by private corporations, who re fuse to allow us to examine their plants, or satisfy ourselves that they are pump ing pure water. The proposed law give us the right to investigate conditions thoroughly whenever necessary. "The pollution of the streams by sew age should stop. In the older states, it has already been stopped. There is no question that streams are polluted by sewage. Even our own state institu tions sewer into the river. It is true that sewage becomes somewhat purified bv the sunlisrht, sand, etc., as it flows along in a river, and it is also so much diluted that the streams do not actually become themselves nothing but sewers. It takes about four days of exposure to the sun to destroy the germs in sew- aee. The streams in Kansas are most ly so swift that this amount of time does not elapse between tne time sew age isN emptied into the river at one town, and the time it reaches the next town. "Typhoid fever is a preventable dis ease, and yet we allow sanitary condi tions to prevail which our records show have cost the state, in human lives, 4, 500,000 in the past ten years. This makes no account of the loss to the state on account of the sickness or typnoia pa tients who ultimately recovered, but who lost time for from two to six months. "If the state was threatened by a sim ilar loss from some other sources, the governor would call out the Kansas National guard, and the whole state would be in an uproar. It is time that the state set about the application qf m-eventive measures which will stop this terrible drain upon the best lives- of the state." - MAY LOSE MONEY. One of the Penalties Invited by the Princess Louise. Dresden, Dec. 23. Countess Montig- noso, formerly tne urown rrmtcaa Louise, and divorced wire or iving Frederick Augustus, by coming to Dresden and trying to see her children yesterday, has probably forfeited her allowance of $7,500, one of the condi tions of which was that she should not set foot on German soil. This condi tion, however, may not be enforced as nnnular svmoathy with the countess is so strong already that the court will avoid anything giving the impression of punishing her for her natural wo manly feelings. The version of the countess' misadventure, commonly be lieved in the kingdom of Saxony, is that she is guiltless of actual wrong doing and is the victim of an intrigue of the center party, which is described as using unscrupulous means to pre vent a strong liberal irom Decommg aueen. The circumstances of the countess' leaving the court are so over laid with fiction that the truth prob ably will be unknown to the present generation or saions. Kansas Rural Routes. Washington, Dec. 23. The follow ing rural routes have been ordered established February 1: Kansas Inman, Butler county, route 2, population 404, houses 101. Weather Indications. riir.ocrrt rwn M Powant fnr tttis Paxtly cloudy tonight and Saturday, with prooauij wiuc, in p"' tonight; northerly winds, shifting to east- , frlV. ' T.r.tnrM fn irn rirtmi ' itw -rl JtZlff, , f f " 7 i , nIw' York 38T Bton 36- PhnadeU nhia. S6: Washington. 88: Chicajto. 52:Min- neapoUa, 28; Cincinnati 48; St. Louis, 52. J LOOK FOB A SNOW. Weather Man Intimates May Be White. Christmas If the forecast Of the weather bu reau holds good Christmas will be white. The temperature took a tumble be ginning at 7 o'clock Thursday night At 7 o'clock Thursday night the mer cury registerd 62 degrees. At 7 o'clock this morning the temperature was down to 35 and still falling. The forecast for Kansas sent out to day is, "Partly cloudy tonlsrht and Sat urday with probably snow and colder east portion tonight." The wind this morning was from the north, blowing cold at 12 miles an hour. The cold weather comes from the low barometer center in Wyoming Wednesday, but the coldest weather, with the mercury 3 8 degrees below zero, passed Kansas going east and was many hundreds of miles away and the full force of the storm is not felt In Kansas. The hourly temperatures recorded by the government thermometer today were: 7 o'clock 35111 o'clock 33 8 o'clock 32)12 o'clock .....32 9 o'clock 32( 1 o'clock 32 10 o'clock 34 2 o'clock 32 PIONEER FOUND DEAD. Joseph Conklin, Citizen of Topeka for 38 Years, Dies Suddenly. Joseph L. Conklin. aged 77 years. was found dead in his bed this morn ing at his residence, 421 Lincoln street. He lived alone in the house, his wife having died five years ago. n ailing to appear tor breakfast at the home of his son next door, the latter made an investigation. He found that his father had evidently been dead for several hours. A doctor was called and the cause was assigned to heart rallure. The deceased had been suf fering from that ailment for a long time. Joseph L. Conklin, Topeka Pioneer, Who Died Today. The funeral arrangements have not been made, but it will probably be held on Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock. The body will be sent to Ohio. , Mr. Conklin . was born in Clark county, Ohio, June 17, 1827. He en gaged in business at Enid, O. . When the civil war broke out he enlisted in the 128th .Ohio regiment. After a service of four years he retired a lieu tenant. In 1867 he came to Topeka, After spending a year in this city, he went to Coffey county and spent a couple of years in rarming. lie returned to To- I peka, however, and has since lived! here, making his home where he died and having lived in the same place for 34 years He was a member of Lincoln post, ! and belonged to the Masons in Ohio. i He is survived by one son, W F ; Conklin. His wife has been dead for over five years. Henry Vice, aged 53 years, died of pneumonia at 117 Seward avenue, on Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The funeral will take place on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the house. Annie R. Wells, wife of A. W. Wells, 619 Branner street, died at 2 a. m. to day of pneumonia. The funeral will be Sunday at 2 o'clock from the Free Methodist church. NELSON LOSES $7,271. Pugilist Accuses Murphy and Santry of Embezzlement. San Francisco, Dec. 23. Battling Nel son, the pugilist, believing that he has been defrauded of the bulk of the re ceipts of his recent glove contests with Young Corbett, and Jimmy Britt in this city, today swore out complaints against his manager, "Ted" Murphy and Eddie Santry, formerly his sparring partner, accusing them of embezzling $7,271. War rants were issued, from the police court and bail in each case was fixed at 325, 000 bonds $10,000 cash. Both Murphy and Santry were placed under arrest in Stockton on their ar rival from this city eastward' bound. They will now be brought to this city to answer to the charges preferred against them by Nelson. BURNED TEN HORSES. Incendiary Destroys a Hlg Barn and Animals at Silver Lake. A fire supposed to be of incendiary origin at 12:30 o'clock last night burned a large barn on the Charles Leutheye estate near Silver Lake in which 10 horses were killed. One horse was the property of Dick Chip- man; four horses and a mail wagon belonged to Sam Budge ford, the rural carrier; three horses to Perry Orleand and two horses to Mrs. Landis. Hishop Phelan's Funeral. Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. 23. The funeral services over the remains of Bishop ' Phelan held today were marked with simplicity. Pontifical requiem mass -waa relbratpd b v Rishon Cahevin af- ter which absolution was given by five j bishops individually. At tne grave tne i j were brlef and consisted of the . . . . , i . a 1 ft tuo i rr t n t niiri i ttt m msnnn xnu ' the blessing of the grave by Bishop Canevin, assisted by the officers of the Iaass - There were-jnany high dignitar- les'or the cnurcn present irom amereni parts of the country. i. - . i .Wl K im HOW THEY VOTED. Official Count of Yotea Cast la Norember Completed. Total In 13,508,496, a Decrease From That of 1900. ROOSEVELT MAJORITY Is 1,746,76s Or.r III and 2,547,578 Orer Parker. His Vote Was 409,822 More Than McKinlej's. Chicago, Dec. 23. The official can vass of the vote cast November 8 for presidential electors has been com pleted with the announcement of tha result in Minnesota. North Dakota and Washington. The Associated Press is, therefore, able to present the first table giving the official vote of all the forty-five states. The total vote la 13,508,496, against 13.968,574 in 1900 a decrease of 460,078. The ballots were divided as follows: Roosevelt, Republican 7,627.633 Parker. Democrat 6,0X0,060 Debs, Socialist 391. 57 Swallow, Prohibitionist 200,303 AVatson, People's 114.637 Correnan. Socialist Labor 83.453 Holcomb, Continental Labor 830 Roosevelt received over all, 1,746, 768, and over Parker, 2,547.578. In 1900 McKinley had 467,046 mora than all the other candidates and 859, 984 more than Bryan. The vote for Roosevelt was 409,823 more than for McKinley. while that for Parker was 1,277,772 less than foe .tsryan. McKinley polled more votes than 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 thirty-two states. Parker received more votes than Bryan in Delaware, Georgia. Missis sippi, New Jersey, New York, Rhoda Island, South Carolina and West Vir ginia, while Bryan got more than Parker in the remaining thirty-seven states. The Republicans made Grain over their vote in 1900 in thirtv-two states.- and the official figures show losses in thirteen. The total gains -of the Re publicans were 732,048, and the total losses 312, 249; net gain. 419,799. ine uemocrats polled more votes in eight states than in 1900, but less in' thirty-seven. The total gains, were 30,792, and the total losses 1.291.491:' net loss, 1,260,699. Roosevelt carried thirty-two states. against twenty-eight by McKinley. and has 336 electoral votes tinder tha apportionment of 1900.... McKinley had 293 under the apportionment nt 1880, there having been an addition of twenty-nine by the last apportion ment. Parker carried thirteen states.aealnst seventeen by Bryan, and has 140 elect oral votes. Bryan had 155 under the apportionment in force in 1900. Watson received the largest vote in Georgia, the total of that state, 22.634, with 20,508 in Nebraska, being nearly one-third or his aggregate, 114,637. Bar ker polled 50,218 in 1900. . . The Prohibition vote in 1900 was 208. 791; in November, 260.303, a gain of 51, 512. . f ! "L,-?? "e socialists naa an SSSk. "'IKE ff.' Four .years ago the Socialists had an 17 , -- " u":' ickett ln toYl$Z TBtV5: and tn Tea vote waa S,?197,- In 1900 over 50oa y,?,tes, weLre P"ed n only California, Illinois, Massachusetts, Missouri and S York,- Jn November Debs got over 000 in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa Kansas, . Massaohn- m hh.i. Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebras- ka. New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Ore gon, Pennsylvania, Utah. Washington and Wisconsin, the largest number, 69, 255. in Illinois. The vote of the Socialist Labor party in 1900 was 39,944. This year it was 12,453 a loss of 6,491 in these states: Colorado 335, Connecticut 575, Illinois 4,698, Indiana 1,598. Kentucky 596. Mas sachusetts 2.539, Michigan 1.012, Minne sota 974, Missouri 1,875, New Jersey 2,680, New York 9.127, Ohio 2,633, Penn sylvania 2.211. Rhode Island 488, Texas 421, Virginia 56, Washington 1,592, Wis consin 223. The Continental Labor party had ad- herents only in Illinois really in Chi cago, where 830 votes were polled. TOPEKA jN GAS DEAL. Southeast Kansas Pipe Line to Reach) Tills City. Independence, Kan., Dec. 23. The Kan sas Natural Gas company has acquired nearly all of the right-of-way for tha Kansas City pipe line. Six men have been, at work for the past month buying rights-of-way from the farmers along the pro posed route. The company will use tha Santa Fe right-of-way in several places, but will not follow that line all the way. It will cut across the country wherever the distance can be shortened. The Kansas City line will tap not only, the Chanute gas field, but also the Inde pendence field, and, if necessary, will ba extended to Indian Territory. Th com pany owns several thousand acres ot leases ln the Indian country and will de velop them next summer. It has been believed that the line now building toward Joplln was to be the Kan sas City line, but the company denies it. Its officials say that the Kansas City Una will go direct from Caney north tFNtough Independence, Cherryvale. Chanute, Iola, Ottawa and Olathe. At Ottawa there win be a branch to take ln Lawrence and To peka. The company has lust closed a deal with the Topeka Gas company to use Its mains there. As a matter of fact, 90 per cent of the gas in this field is now con trolled in the Kansa Natural Gas com pany and it is working with the gas com panies .which "supply all the big cities along the Kansas-Missouri line. They ara practically one and the same. The pipe line concern will be on of tha heaviest taxpayers ln Montgomery county when its plant is completed. Its taxes will amount to more than those of the Santa Fe or Missouri Pacific railroad. Federal Building for 1 Paso. El Paso, Tex., Dec. 23. The department of commerce and labor has purehaaeil ground here and ordered the erection of a $15,000 building for the immigration ser- IfnadO Ttiu4n Ir..nA1 A . a jus in j hi. Peoria, 111., Dec. 23. Fire early today destroyed a block of big buildings at Washburn. Dr. J. Weaver, a veterinary surgeon, was Durnea Q eatn, LOiitt J10.000.