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jj y " i i TOPEKA, KANSAS, JULY 30, 1900. LAST EDITION 04T EVENING. MONDAY EVENING, TWO CENTS. "OA HUMBERT SLAIN. Italy's King the Victim of an Assassin. Fell With Three Revolver Bul lets in His Body. MURDERER IS CAUGHT. Be is Angelo Bressi, a Citizen of Tuscany. Does Sot Appear in Police List of Anarchists. LIVED IN AMERICA. "Went to Europe Especially to Kill the King. Monarch's Body Will Be Placed in the Pantheon. Monza, Italy, July 30. King Humbert was assassinated here last evening. He was shot three times and died in a few minutes. The came of his assassin is Angelo Eressi. The king had been attending a distri bution of prizes in connection with a gymnastic competition. He had just entered his carriage, with his aide-decamp, amid the cheers of the crowd, when he was struck by three revolver shots fired in quick succession. One pierced the heart of his majesty, who fell back and expired in a Jew min utes. The assassin was immediately arrested and was with some difficulty saved from the fury of the populace. He gave his name as Angelo Bressi, describing him self as of Prato, in Tuscany. TO REST IX THE PANTHEON. Rome, July 30. Signs of mourning are rapidly appearing throughout the city. Crepe is displayed upon many residences and public buildings. Portraits of the murdered monarch are displayed at points of vantage draped in black and flags are flying at half mast everywhere. King Humbert's remains will be brought to Rome and laid to rest in the Pan theon. It is stated that the name of the as sassin does not appear in the list of dan gerous anarchists known to the police. A few ncwBiJiiciS this morning publish Fhort tributes to the noble qualities of King Humbert, declaring that it is due to his iove for the working people of all classes that he has fallen a victim of assassination. The papers add a few words of sympathy and respect for the iev king. The Giorono states that if the absence of the new king is prolonged beyond 4S hours, a brief regency will be established In accordance with the constitution. Signor Saracco, the premier, will leave for Monza with the vice president of the senate to draw up the certificate of death of the king. The Prince of Naples Is at Pireaus on his return voyage. The council of ministers is still sitting. THE MAN WHO WAS TO DO IT. New York. July 30. Ten days ago an Italian in Paterson, N. J., Carbon Sper anza laid down his life and so absolved himself from his pledge to kill King Humbert of Italy. He killed Guizeppi Pezzina and then took his own life. It was said that he had held high place in the Mafia. The two men quarreled and Sporanza shot Pezzina and blew out his own brains. A strange letter was found in the mur derer's pocket. In the letter which Speranza had pre pared he set forth that he was chosen by his anarchist comrades to kill the king of Italy, but that, owing to the fact that he was in this country on the date set for the attempt at assassination, he could not fulfill the obligation. "This is not of my bidding," wrote Fperanza, "but the good and brave so ciety wills it. On February 2, in Italy it was my lot and my order to kill the king. My number came out in America and I could not do it. They gave me liberty but ordered that the will of the society must be obeyed. "They have said that because I was in America, that I could do nothing, but I will show them that I do not talk only. Companions, either renounce the society tr in silence obey the oath of blood." LONDON NOTIFIED. London, July 3011:30 A. M. The Ital ian embassy here has received the fol lowing official, announcement of the death of King Humbert. "We have the sad news to announce to you that his majesty, King Humbert. Just died last evening (Sunday) at Monza. being the victim of an infamous assassination. Kindly inform the Eng lish government of this sad news "Hls. m?ies,ty. King Victor Emmanuel III. who is oft the coast of Greece, is on bis way back to the kingdom "V1SCONTI VENOSTA." THE SHOCK IN PARIS. Paris. July 30 The announcement of the assassination of King Humbert has created profound sorrow in official cir cles here All official events have been cancelled for the time being M. Delcasse, the minister of foreign affairs, has abandoned a fete an nounced for tonight. President Loubet who intended to be present this after noon at gymnastic exercises and later open the International Press congress at the Sobonne, has withdrawn from both occasions. The reception an nounced for this evening at the Elysee In honor of the Shah of Persia has been Jiostponed. Only one morning paper, L'EcIair.had the news, and this very briefly. Its sale was tremendous, and every one on the boulevards this morning was eagerly scanning the insufficient news. CHARGED TO THE CHURCH. London, July 30. Some of the evening papers attempt to trace a connection between the assassination of King Hum bert and the rancorous propaganda that the Vatican is alleged to have conducted a-gainst the supremacy of the sovereign These journals point out that the assas sination occurred in the vicinity of Milan, where, it is alleged, the recent Insurrection was largely fomented by the Roman curia. The Globe editorial izes as follows: "As long as the Vatican persists in its anti-national attitude It will be in vain t bote for re-establishing the temporal t Jftpf 11 AWWm King Humbert of Italy, Assassinated at Monza Sunday Evening. power of the pope ana so long wilt fools and fanatics be provided with a fearfully potent reason for sedition and worse." OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT. New York, July 30. Baron Fava an nounced today in a telegram to the As sociated Press that he had received offi cial news of the death of King Humbert. The telegram was as follows: "Sea Bright, N. J., July 30. The As sociated Press, New York: Have re ceived official confirmation of the death of his majesty. King Humbert, who was murdered at Monza Sunday. King Vic tor Emmanuel III is now at Piero, Greece, and has left for the kingdom. "FAVA." AMBASSADOR DRAPER'S TRIBUTE. Milford, Mass., July 30. General Wil liam F. Draper, United States ambassa dor to Italy, who recently arrived at his home here, when informed of the assas sination of King Humbert, was very much affected. "I am terribly shocked, and infinitely distressed," he said. "This must toave been the work of an anarchist." General Draper continued: "At the time of the attack on the empress of Austria, King HumBtrt was cautioned to be more careful of his safe ty, but he said, 'I must take chances, for that is part of the trade of a king.' He was a man always of the most in vincible courage. It was his daily habit to drive about Rome entirely unattend ed." Ambassador Draper said that King Hambert was very popular with all of his subjects except those opposed to all government and the extreme clericals and adds, "All the world will sympa thize with Queen Margherita in her grief. "The heir to the throne, the Prince of Naples, is an exceedingly able man, and it is my belief that in his hands the government of Italy will go on without a brer.k. "I can not see how this event, unfor tunate for Italv and for Europe as it is. can affect in any way the relations of Italy with the United States or with, the rest of Europe." CONDOLENCES FROM WASHING TON. Washington, July 30. The following message of condolence on the death of King Humbert has been sent from this country to Italy: "Department of State, Washington, uly 30: His majesty, Vittorio Eman uala, Roma: In my name and on behalf of the American people, I offer your majesty and the Italian nation sincere condolences in this hour of deep Be reavement. "William Mckinley." The following message has been sent to Baron Fava, the Italian ambassador to this country: "Department of State, Washington, His Excellency. Italian Ambassador, The Octagon, Sea Bright, N. J.: The tidings of the king's assassination have profoundly shocked public sentiment. The president has telegraphed to. his majesty, Vittorio Emanuala, offering in his name and on behalf of the American people sincere condolences in this hour of deep bereavement. Permit me to add the assurances of my personal sym pathy. JOHN HAY." AOSTA NEXT TO THE THRONE. London, July 30. Perhaps in no coun try was the news of King Humbert's assassination received with deeper sym pathy and greater horror than in Great Britain. For the last few years and more especially for the last few months, during the South African war the Ital ian ministers have shown an undying friendship for Great Britain, even when the rest of Europe was inveighing against England and her policy. Queen Victoria, naturally, was hor rified at the receipt of the news. She immediately telegraphed her condol ences to Queen Marguerita. It is stated in official circles that the recent release of Sipido, the assailant of the Prince of Wales as he was passing through Belgium, has been followed by an enormous increase in the circulation of anarchist literature advocating regi cide. It is thought exceedingly likely that the assassination of King Humbert is directly traceable to misplaced leni ency. Diplomatists and officials generally visited the Italian embassy in great numbers today. Among the early call ers was the Prince of Wales, who ex pressed keen regret at the loss of a personal friend. As Victor Emanuel III, who married in 1S96, is childless, the heir to the throne is the king's cousin, the Duke of Aosta. The Duchess of Aosta was Princess Helen of Orleans, daughter of the late Count of Paris, and she and the duke are generally considered the handsomest royal couple in Europe. MUCH LOVED AND RESPECTED. Chicago. July 30. Prominent Italians of Chicago were shocked and grieved on receiving the news of the assassination of King Humbert. He was considered a wise and liberal ruler by the repre sentative men in the local Italian col ony. All regarded the tragedy as a se rious blow to Italy. Anthony L. Razwadowski, the Italian consul, said: "I am terribly shocked by the news of the assassination of King Humbert. Our ruler was so well beloved by his subjects that it is almost impossible to think any Italian would commit such a crime. However, there are many an archists in Italy, and I think that it must have been the work of one of these. "King Humbert recently had been in Naples to bid good-bye to the Italian troops on their way to China, and was there received with the greatest demon strations of respect and sympathy by soldiers and civilians alike. "The Italians of Chicago, of whom there are 25.000, will receive the news with a great deal of regret. "The successor to King Humbert will be his only son, Victor Emmanuel, who is now 31 years of age. He has received every attention in the way of educa tion and training and is thoroughly well qualified, and will, I believe, make a worthy successor of his father." Hector Durante, editor of L'ltalia, and one of the prominent Italians in the west said: "I believe the sorrow will be great among the Italians of Chicago and throughout the world. The king was a man who was loved by all of his sub jects wherever they were. "The assassination, I believe, was from the same cause as that attempted some time ago by an anarchist who shot him. I can see no other motive. I do not believe politics had anything to do with the murder. There are in Chicago twenty to twenty-five Italian societies, and I am sure every one will take ac tion in sending its condolences for the Italians here." Dr. E. Tobias predicted that Hum bert's removal would result in changing the whole political policy of that na tion. "He has stood always," added Dr. Tobias, "for the freedom of Italy and the rights of all its people." HAD NO ACCOMPLICES. Monza, July 30. After the shooting of King Humbert here last night, as soon as his majesty's attendant could rea lize what had happened, he was placed in his carriage and driven as rapidly as possible to the palace. He was, how ever, beyond human aid. The assassin's name is variously given as Angelo and Gaetno Bressi. He was born in Prato, November 10. 1869, and is a weaver by trade. He comes from America, where he has resided at Paterson, N. J. . He says he had no ac complices, and that he committed the crime because of his hatred of mon archical institutions. He reached Mon za July 27, from Milan, where he stayed a few days. OFFICIAL INDIGNATION. London, July 30. The premier and minister of foreign affairs, Lord Salis bury, in the house of lords, and Mr. A. J. Balfour, the first lord of the treas ury and government leader in the house of commons, gave notice today that tomorrow they intended to move an address to the queen conveying an expression of indignation with which parliament had learned of the assassi nation of her majesty's ally, the King of Italy, and praying that her majesty convey an expression to the present king on behalf of the lords of their deep abhorrence of the crime and of sympathy with the royal family and people of Italy. A RIGOROUS CENSORSHIP. London, July 30. Beyond the brief announcement of the fact nothing with regard to the assassination of King Humbert has been allowed out of Mon za, At noon a Rome correspondent tel egraphed that not the slightest details of the catastrophe had transpired, while up to 4 o'clock this afternoon Lon don and the other capitals knew noth ing beyond the bare fact. Officials are at a loss to explain the apparent rigor ous censorship. FROM NEW JERSEY. London, July 30. A dispatch from Monza, received here today says the as sassin Bressi is from Paterson, N. J. THE NEW KING. Corfu, July 30. The new king of Italy is expected to reach here tonight. A tel egram from the queen awaits, announc ing the assassination of King Humbert, and urging him to hasten home. HUMBERT WAS WARNED. Paris, July 30. The Temps says the Italian government was warned June 30 that secret anarchist societies had decid ed on the death of King Humbert and four other sovereigns. As a matter cf fact an anarchist was arrested June 20, at Pontafa on the Austro-Italian front ier, who declared he had been selected to assassinate King Humbert. Increased guards were attached to King Humbert, who. however, protested and ordered them withdrawn. The Temps adds that the pope was the first to convey condo lences to the widow and queen. AFTER THE SHAH. Paris, July 30. While the Shah of Persia was visiting the exposition a member of his suite noticed nearby a rough looking Persian carrying, as cus tomary, pcmiaras in his belt. On ac count of his suspicious actions, this in dividual was arrested. PARIS BUILDINGS DRAPED. Paris, July 30. When he was notified of the death of King Humbert President Loubet sent a military officer of his household to express his condolence to the Italian ambassador. Count Tornielli Brusati Di Vera. Later in the afternoon the ambassa dor visited the palace of the Elysee and officially announced the death of his sovereign. President Loubet sent to the new king of Italy the following: "I place before your majestey the ex pression of the unanimous indignation of my country against the odious at tempt which has taken from Italy its generous chief. I beg your majesty to accept this expression of my deepest sympathy and I place at the feet of her majesty. Queen Margherita my respect ful homage and my sincere condol ences." All official fetes have been abandoned until after the obsequies. The flags of all public buildings are draped. The Italian embassy and the Italian build ing at the exposition are in heavy mourning. SISTER OF THE DEAD KING. Aix Les, Bains, July 30. Maria Pia, queen dowager of Portugal, and sister of King Humbert, left for Monz today. GRIEF OVERSPREADS ROME. Rome, July 30. The excitement and emotion here consequent upon the assas sination of King Humbert at Monza last night is momentarily intensifying. Peo ple are seen to snatch newspapers from the venders and eagerly -peruse them in the streets, openly weerng for their well beloved sovereign and -ecrating the in famous crime of his ta, iig off. All the shops are closed and the nation is in mourning. The streets are being rapidly draped in crape. PATERSON POLICE DON'T KNOW I IM ' New York, July 30. The police of Paterson say in reply to the report that Kin.5 Humbert's assassin, Bressi, came from there, that no such person is known in that town. HUMBERT'S SON DECLARED KINO. Washington, July 30. The state de partment this afternoon received official notification of .the assassination of King Humbert from Mr. Iddings, the 'charge of the United States embassy at Rome. It is as follows: "King Humbert c,dssinated last night, Sunday, at 10 o'clock at Monza, while driving away after distributing prizes at competitive athletic exercises. The king was shot at three times by an Italian and died a few minutes later. Have just received official note from ministry of foreign affairs, announcing the death of the king and succession of his son. Prince Victor Emanual." Baron Fava, the Italian ambassador has acknowledged the receipt of Presi dent McKinley's telegram of condolence to the Italian government. Baron Fava telegraphs: "Your telegram received and trans mitted to my government. I am deeply grateful for the part the president, your excellency.and the American people take in our great sorrow. FAVA." TO PREVENT REVOLUTION. Rome, July 30. Orders have been telegraphed to all provincial officials to take steps to assure order and prevent possible revolutionary movements. The king will be requested to summon parliament immediately upon his re turn here. SKETCH OP Tliati SEAS KING. He Was 56 Years Old Had Reigned 22 Years. King Humbert was born at Turin, March 14. 1844. and was the son of King Victor Emmanuel II of Italy and the Archduchess Adelaide of Austria. In his early days he took to the army.and with his father went through the campaign in 1859 at the age of 15 years. At the age of 22 he commanded a division of the Italian army, and covered the re treat of the army after the battle of Custozza, in 1866. At the age of 24 he married his cousin.Margherita, of Savoy, and to them there was born one son, who was named Victor Emmanuel Fer dinand. In 1878, at the age of 34 years, Humbert ascended the throne left vacant by the death of his father. Short ly after his ascension to the throne there was an attempt made to assassinate him. During the cholera epidemic in 1884 he gained great favor with his peo ple for the generous manner in which he assisted the victims of the plague out of his own private coffers, and for the bravery he showed in entering the city of Naples at the time the epidemic was at. its height. When Humbert was 23 years old his father put him in command of a di vision in the battle of Villafranca, and the young prince managed his charge so well that with a minimum of raw infantry he, by stratagem, overcame a whole regiment of cavalry at one turn. Victor Emmanuel saw in the youth the seed of a future general, and with the narrow vision and one-sided prejudice of the victorious soldier, he straightway turned all his attention to educating his son to be a soldier pure and simple, nothing but a soldier. Prince Humbert was sent to all countries that he might learn the latest arts of war and mili tary practice, and therefore we may look to the father for the blame of ed ucating a soldier to rule his people when the battle was over, for placing upon the throne a military ruler when Italy was at peace, and needed with all the great crying need of a bleeding war-ravaged unity a statesman king. Since his early youth Humbert had subjected himself to the severest per sonal regulations, and for whatever he can be blamed he can never be said to have failed in any duty because of his love of luxury or his disinclination for physical fatigue or discomfort. He was always, winter and summer, up and at work at 5 o'clock in the morning; he performed everything, down to the smallest personal duty, for himself.with military exactness; and was as punc tual in all engagements and appoint ments as a business man whose time is precious and who realizes the import ance of not keeping other men of af fairs waiting. Unless there was some accident or some unavoidable delay over which he had no control, or unless he was accompanied by the queen, who is notoriously behind time, Humbert always appeared invariably the moment he was expected. Three years ago.when his life was attempted by an anarchist, who sprang into his carriage, as he was driving to the Russian embassy, the king ordered his attendant to pro ceed in haste to the destination, and, upon his arrival, made a formal apology for the delay, not mentioning the cause of the consequently excusable failure to come up to time. No sun was too scorching for Hum bert to stand beneath.no wind too pierc ing for him to brave without a thought. Fur hours he would stand unprotected in a downpour which had no effect upon him, and he enjoyed being the toughest and bravest man in his kingdom. In his tastes, barring his weakness for horses, the king was simple almost to frugality; he despised all luxury, and his own apartments were simple as a barrack. A writing table with count less lettered pigeonholes filled with doc uments, drawers upon drawers of neat ly inventoried manuscripts and impor- tContinuod on Sixth Page.) MAY By LIVE. Indications That Legationers Are Not All Dead. Apparently Authentic Messages Through Tarious Channels. LATEST DATE JULY 22. Letter From German Legation Beaches Tien Tsin. Beports Austrian, Spanish and Dutch Legations Destroyed. Japanese Runner Beports Bom hard men t Has Ceased. GEN. CHAFFEE AT TAKU London Finally Convinced That Ministers Are Safe. Washington, July 30. The secretary of state received at midnight last night a dispatch from Mr. Fowler, American consul at Che Foo. dated July 29, noon. Mr. Kowler says: "A letter from the German legation dated 21st instant received at Tien Tsin. German loss is 10 dead and 12 injured. Chinese ceased their attack on the 12th. Baron von Ketteler's body said to be safe. The Austrian, Dutch and Spanish legations destroyed and the French par tially. A letter from the Japanese lega tion dated 22d, arrived at Tien Tsin on 25th. Ten battalions of Chinese shelled the legations consecutively from the 20th of June and stopped on the 17th of July, but may renew. The enemy are decreas ing. The German, Russian, American, British and half the Japanese and French legations still defended. Japa nese say they have food for six days, but little ammunition. The emperor and em press reported at Pekin." JAPANESE LEGATION HEARD FROM. New York, July 30. A dispatch to the Herald from Che Foo, dated July 27, says: The Japanese consul at Tien Tsin sent a runner on July 15 to Pekin. On the 19th, the runner left Pekin, bringing a cipher telegram to the Japanese govern ment. It reads: "We are defending ourselves against the Chinese very well, but now the at tack has stopped. "We will keep up to the last of the month although it will be no easy task. "The Japanese casualties are: Killed, Kosima, diplomatic attache, captain and one student, and also a few marines; wounded, five or six, slightly wounded very many." The Che Foo consul says that nothing wa3 written about the other ministers. SITUATION IN PEKIN. Copyright, 1900, by Associated Press. Tien Tsin, July 22, via Shanghai, July 30. The latest advices from Pekin, un der date of July 15, say that the lega tions are holding out. The Chinese at tacked the legations on the night of July 10. but were led into a trap by the Americans and British and 1,000 of them were killed. Afterwards they continued bombarding the legations more freely. COMMUNICATION RESTORED. New York, July 30. The cable compa nies send out the following notice: "We are advised that communication between Shanghai and Che Foo is re stored." HELD AS HOSTAGES. " London, July 30. The latest news from the far east seems consistent with the theory that the Chinese government has the foreign ministers alive but means to treat them as hostages, while the stories of massacre relate to other members oU the foreign colony in Pekin. Chinese of ficialdom, it is alleged, openly speaks of the ministers as hostages, whose fate de pends upon the decision of the powers in relation to the threatened advance on Pekin. Reports are multiplying that a number of foreigners were alive to a late date. Thus Rome reports that the pro paganda fide has been assured of the safety of Bishop Favin, while a tele gram from Nankin informs his family that Prince Castani, of the Italian lega tion, is alive. There is no confirmation of the various favorable statements, however, forthcoming from really inde pendent sources. CHAFFEE IS THERE. Washington, July 30. The war depart ment has received the following cable gram from Major General Chaffee: "Che Foo, July 29. Adjutant General, Washington: Left Nagasaki daybreak on July 26. Arrived Taku at 10 night of July 28. CHAFFEE, "Major General." LI'S PROCLAMATION. London, July 30. A telegram from Shanghai reports on the authority of a Briton, who had been for many years in the service of the viceroy of Nankin that prior to the framing of the Yank Tse agreement with the consuls the viceroy suggested Anglo-Chinese occupation of the Yang Tse defenses, but Great Brit ain declined. It is reported at Shanghai that the powers have again proposed, through Li Hung cnang, tne peaceful surrender of the Woo Sung forts and Kinguan arsen al, but that the Chinese regard the pro posal as a breach of the existing agree ment. Li Hung Chang is understood to be preparing a proclamation for distribu tion as he travels toward Chi Li assur ing the boxers of pardon if they disband and return to their homes. BERLIN GETS NEWS. Berlin, July 30. A dispatch from the German legation at Pekin, dated July 21, reports all well. TOO HOT FOR LI. New York, July 30. A dispatch to the Herald from Shanghai says: Li Hung Chang was questioned today. He says he is very much gratified by the amicable attitude shown by America. and believes a friendly settlement with the allies is possible. He explains that the intense heat prevents him from contin uing the journey northward. He de clares that the emperor, empress dow ager and foreign ministers are all safe, but he has no more compunction than befits an Oriental for the condition of the women and children in Pekin. He is unable to explain why, if the ministers are safe, he cannot produce such proofs as would satisfy the powers but he strongly favors holding the min isters as hostages so as to secure favor able terms for the empress dowager and the rebel government. He does not see that holding the envoys as hostages would be only a less crime than killing them. It is obvious now that the object of LI Hung Chang's visit here is to sow dis cord between the allies through the con suls, who virtually represent their gov ernments, but he has not met with suc cess as yet. SHANGHAI STILL MENACED. New York, July 30. A dispatch to the Herald from Shanghai, says: A municipal meeting has been conven ed for Tuesday, for the purpose of reor ganizing the defences of Shanghai.which are now admittedly inadequate to pro tect the place against a serious attack. The number of possible assailants is considerably greater than was originally supposed. Moreover, a great many of ficials who are apparently loyal do not deserve to be trusted. I have just heard from an excellent Chinese source a shocking instance of of ficial . treachery. The then governor of Shan Tung, Li Ping Ling, left a month ago for Pekin, being then imperial com missioner of the Yank Tse war juntas. He was considered loyal, yet a couple of days ago, on the way to Pekin, he enter ed Kin Chow and ordered the soldiers of his command to massacre the Christ ians.. His soldiers killed 2.000 native Christians and one French priest. STILL CALLING FOR HELP. Berlin, July 30. The German consul at Tien Tsin has telegraphed under date of Saturday, July 28, to the foreign office a3 follows: "The German secretary of legation at Pekin, Herr Bulow, writes July 21: " 'Thanks for your news, u uly 19 the condition of Cordes satisfactory. The re maining members of the legation are all right. The detachment of the guards lost ten killed and fourteen wounded. The houses of the legation, much dam aged by cannon fire, are held by the guard. The attack of the Chinese troops on us ceased July 16. Speediest possible advance of relief troops urgently neces sary. The Cordes mentioned in the above dispatch is the second interpreter of the German legation. He was with Baron von Ketteler when the latter was mur dered, and himself was wounded. He es caped to the legation. SAFETY FURTHER CONFIRMED. Brussels, July SO. A dispatch from the Russian admiral, Alexleff, dated at Tien Tsin, July 30, and communicated to the foreign office, states that the latest news confirms the report that the foreign min isters at Pekin are out of danger. HOLDING BACK NEWS. New York, July 30. A dispatch to the Herald from Shanghai, says: A telegram was received yesterday from Missionary Morgan at Shinan Fu stating that in Shan Si province the na tives and converts were being massacred and that five more foreigners had been murdered. Taoti Sheng yesterday made public a telegram received on July 19. confirm ing the murder of the foreigners who re mained in Pao Ting Fu and the burning of all the foreign premises. He brazen ly stated that he had kept this news Dack since the 19th. Chinese hordes are now deluging the province or Chi L.I with Christian blood. More than 2,000 persons have already been butchered. The Catholic cathedral at Huh Fung Kow is besieged and the inmates are doomed. Yu Sien, the governor Shan Si. has or dered that all missionaries and converts De massacred. The China inland mission at Ying Chow, Ngaa Whei province, has been Durnea. A crisis is fast approaching here, Warships are concentrating. Great ac tivity is manifest amone the Chinese Orders have been sent to all the forts and garrisons to be strictly on their guard. It is rumored that 10,000 troops nave ueeii secretly moved to the vicin ity of Shanghai and Woo Sung. The arsenal in Nan King has been or dered to supply large quantities of swords and axes. Numbers of boxers from Nan King are spreading over the Yang Tse valley, many going to Shang hai and the neighborhood disguised as coolies and priests. LONDON AT LAST CONVINCED. London. July 30. The British consul at Tien Tsin telegraphs to the foreign office today that a letter from a Japa nese colonel in Pekin states that the legations were safe July 22. There had been no firing on the legations since July 17. The consul adds: "A reliable messenger, who failed to enter Pekin, but reached there, returns, stating that there was no firing on the legations between July 15 and July 19." In view of this evidence the British government is convinced that the lega tions are safe. PRIVATE MESSENGER SYSTEM. Washington, July 30. The view which the Washington cabinet has taken from the beginning, that with the exception of Baron von Ketteler, the legationers at Pekin were alive long after the date which was said to have marked their massacre, is being slowly but surely confirmed.' The most important contribution- in support of our government's position since the receipt of the Conger autograph letter, representing the for eign minister to have been alive on July 4, came today from United States Con sul Fowler at Che Foo. The letter re ferred to by the consul as coming from the German legation at Pekin, is sup posed here to have been an autographic letter and as such absolutely removed from the possibility of fraud. The Jap anese report is also understood to have come down to sea without having passed through Chinese hands. It was one of the first results of the private messen ger system inaugurated by the com manders of the allied forces. Taken in conjunction, the two reports submitted by Mr. Fowler added overwhelmingly to the weight of the testimony in favor of the existence of the legationers. General Chaffee whose arrival is re ported by cable this morning from Che Foo certainly has made remarkable time in going from Nagasaki to Taku in two days, showing that the transport Grant must have been pressed to her utmost. The general's horses are ex pected to arrive there in about a week, when the forward movement on Pekin probably will begin. WOUNDED DOING WELL. Washington, July 30. General Greely, chief signal officer, has received a cable message from Lieut. Stamford, the vol unteer signal officer serving at Taku, China, with the Ninth infantry. It is dated Che Foo, July 27, and is as fol lows : "Conditions, prospects, health com mand, good. Officers killed. Ninth in fantry, Colonel Liscum; wounded. Ma jor Regan, Capt. Noyes and Bookmiller, Lieut. Lawton, all doing well. Marine corps, officers killed, Capt. A. R. Da vis; wounded, Lieut. Leonard, serious, arm amputated; Captains Long and Lemly, Lieut. Butler; last three doing well. Coolidge, commanding Ninth in fantry, informs all necessary material (Continued on Sixth Page.) A. J. FELFLOPS, Chairman of Nemaha County Republican Committee Bolts. Resigns His Place to Support Bryan and Breidenthal. DIE WRITES A LETTER. Congratulates Fusion Candidate on His Nomination. Says That the Office at Last Seeks the Man. One of the political surprises of the year is in the announcement made by ex-Lieutenant Governor A. J. Felt.chair man of the Nemaha Republican commit tee, of his purpose to support Bryan, Breidenthal and the fusionists in tha Kansas campaign. Mr. Felt has been Ion,- a devoted Re publican; he served the -tate as the pre siding officer of the se. ate and has al ways been one of the faithful supporters and workers for the success of the stata Republican ticket. Mr. Felt's health has compelled him to retire from the field of active politics durirg the past few years, but he has served the Republicans of Nemaha county as chairman of the county com mittee. This position he has resigned and steps out to work for the anti-Republican forces. Mr. Felt was lieutenant governor dur ing the administration of John A. Mar tin. The announcement of such intention in made in a letter which Mr. Felt wrote to John W. Breidenthal. It was received! today and follows: Seneca, Kan., July 28, 1300. John W. Breidenthal. Topeka. Kansas. Accept my sincere and hearty congrat ulations upon your nomination. You and Judge Martin have proven that in Kansas at least, "the office seeks the man." I have this day tendered my res ignation as chairman of the Republican county central committee of Neman county, because I am a Republican, still believing in American independence, or when I voted for Lincoln, Grant, Hayes, Blaine and Harrison, and because in this campaign, my duty as a citizen leads me to cast my ballot for Americans who still believe that the legend upon the dol lar "In God we Trust" is a more noble ideal than the new Mark Hanna version, "In the trusts w find our Gods." Hop ing for your success in November, and. assuring you of my high personal re gard, I am, truly yours, (Signed) A. J. FELT. This letter is written upon a Nemaha county Republican committee letter head which bears this motto: "Republicanism and patriotism." Mr. Felt authorized the publication of his ' letter. M'KINLEY TOO BUSY. Usual Morning Drive -Abandoned Today. Was Canton, O., July 30. Senator Fairbanks, of Indiana, arrived here today and went direct to the home of Judge and Mrs. Day, where he will be a guest, probably, until some time tomorrow. He is here to talk over a number of things with the president. Soon after reaching the city the senator and Judge Day went to th MeKinley home and were engaged with the president for sometime. The president was very busy this forenoon with official work and did not go for the usual morn ing airing. Mrs. MeKinley mid her Blister took a drive. GENERAL ORDERS Issued From Headquarter of the G. A. R. Chicago, July 30. General orders re ceived from the headquarters of the G. A. R., Philadelphia, require all national officers to report to the headquarters. Palmer House, Monday, August 27, and that the council of administration meet at 4 p. m. on the same date. Aides de camp on the staff of the commander in chief, Shaw, will report for duty not la ter than 6 p. m., on that day to Colonel J. Cory Winans, chief of staff. The order announces the appointment of a com mittee of credentials as follows: Adjutant General Thomas J. Stewadt, R. M. Smook, assistant adjutant gen eral, department of Indiana. John H. Thacher, assistant adjutant general, El liot Calender, Delaware, department of Illinois; E. F. Taggart. delegate, depart ment of Ohio. The order also announces the appointment of Col. Joseph Wood of Chicago as chief marshal of tha pa rade. Adjutant General Stewart sends an of ficial order detailing Executive Director Harper to represent Commander-in-Chief Shaw in the care and entertain ment of President MeKinley during hid visit to Chicago and the encampment. TRAMPS FLAG A TRAIN. Took Possession and Badly Beat Con ductor Lambert in a Fight. Anderson, Ind., July 30. A sranp of tramp3 flagged a Chicago and Southeast ern freight at LtLpel this morning and when It stopped buarded the train and took possession. In a fight which ensued Conductor Lambert was badly beaten. A brakeraan jumped .from the train and went to Lapel where he telegraphed th Anderson police. The trainpa ,to avoid ar rest, however, compelled the engineer to let them off near the city limits and es caped to the woods. Officers are now scouring the country for them. Lambert la in a serious condition. WILL WED MllS. PUL8IFEII. Walter Jones Declares He Will Net Marry Norma Whalley. Cheyenne, Wyo.. July 30. Walter Jnnes, the comedian, who passed through Chey enne today on his way ea-t, denied that he had made up with Norma Walley. the San Francisco beauty, and would marry her. "I wish it distinctly understood," ha said, "that I have no intentions whatever regarding Miss Malley. When I return to California next fall I shall marry Mrs. Beatrice C. Pulsifer. This late story from Chicago and all the other rumors of my engagement to various women are in correct." Weather Indications. Chicago, uly 30. Forecast for Kan sas: Fair tonight and Tuesday; light southerly winds.