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1 AM Th T.(DAN. G ai. . M Uf IT AC rncENix, 'aimzoxa, jioxday morning, august i, iooo. ELEVENTH YE ATI. LVOL. XI. NO. 79 ZONA ttBPT THE THE ICE BROKEN Belated Dispatches Arriv ing From Pekin SHENG QUITE ANXIOUS Wants the Ministers to Hasten to Tien Tsin to Stop theAdvance of the Allies Which Began Thurs day Reported Suicide of Li Hung Chang Denied in Shanghai Gen eral Chaffee's Troubles. Washington, Aug. 5. A belated mes sage from Minister Conger was re ceived today at the state department. It came through Consul General Good now at Shanghai, who transmitted the messages received by Mr. Itagsdale, U. S. consul at Tien Tain from Minister Conger and Mr. Squires, secretary of the Uni'ted States legation at Pekin. The advices are the same as those re ceived a day or two ago by the state department from Consul Fowler at Che Fou, Mr. Gooilnow's message was trans mitted to President McKinley at Can ton, and Mr. Adee. acting secretary of state, later in the day, issued the fol lowing statement concerning it: "Con sul General Goodnow, in a cablegram dated Shanghai, August 5. which was received at the department of state at 4 o'clock this (Sunday) morning, reports the receipt by Consul Ragsdale at Tien Tsin of messages from Minister Conger and the secretary of legation, Mr. Squires, dated July 21, to the following effect: 'All well, no fighting since the 10th, by agreement. Enough provisions. We hope for speedy relief.' " Mr. Goodnow adds "that the director of posts, Sheng, on the Dth, read to him an imperial edict dated July MO, ordering Jung Lu to provide an escort for the ministers to Tien Tsin when the ministers fix the date. The edict says the ministers can receive mes sages not in cipher, but, notwithstand ing this, plain messages were returned to some of the consuls on August 4." While the messages from Minister - Conger and Secretary Squires bear date of July 21 the belief founded not only upon them, but also upon collateral and later information is that the legation ers are yet safe from immediate harm At present there is no means of know ing whether the ministers will accept the offer of the Chinese imperial gov ernment to provide an escort for them to Tien Tsin. but it 1 ,mij ...... they wi i prefer to remain within the British legation at Pekin until the ar rival of the allied forces. Should they it , , w Sl"' m a" Probability would be because they regarded it as the safer course to pursue It is thought to be not unl'ikely that int Chines tnwom.,. , insistent upon the departure of the L,r'a m merhope that if they can he gotten to Tien Tsin in safety the storming of Pekin may be averted The inhibit on nf . , , . - u'spaicnes to .ut,lniterS Vhi,e a seri" breach of V. -M, ge' 13 not rerded here with apprehension. Th r-v.i-,.. - - ii iItr(J KUV" crnment, it is pointed out, is suspicious J tt","ns ana lntfnt of the powers and probably has adnn.,i .u... ... ... tion to prevent the communication to olPrs OI details of the mm. ..... moyement It ja ev.dLnt regards H i, ,mperiaI Wvernment regaids itself as antnn,,,;. actually at war with tVe -Thu.: -Inner ha been placed upon ipher dispatches passing between various governments and their consu!ur rei)iesentaii.. . '"suiar . " -mna. outside of rv 1 1 1 , ADVANCE ON PEKIN American and British Forces Started on Thursday. London. Aug. 6. 4 a. m. The Am erican and British forces began an ad vance on Pekin last Thursdav Jng to a dispatch dated August 2 from Tien Tsin the Daily Express "The main body of the allies," continues the correspondent, "were marching on July :!0. General Chaffee wa iiia k.. difficulties of disembarkation. General forward (the British commander) has no such obstacles and his deiav i explicable. The other foreign troops are now hair way to Lofa. The forces include 20.000 Japanese, under General Yamachuchi, and 10.000 Russians. The ,usn rrcc totals 9,000 and other for eign troops are 7,000. We are weak in ariiuery. On August 1 a stronn- f,.r.. ( r'j.i. from the native city attacked Tien i.. xy a series of brilliant charges our troops drove the enemy from their '"ru,u""' lne native city is still de fiant and the allies are unwilling to march troops through its streets, as it would mean an immense slau'ght r AVhen the Chinese saw so large a body of troops marching westward, they ap parently believed they would have an easy victory over those who were left. A message to the same paper from a correspondent in Pekin, dated July 22, says: "The women have borne all the horrors with marvelous fortitude and even with cheerfulness. The Chinese wanted peace when the arsenals at Tien Tsin were captured and negotia tions bade fair to be successful. Un fortunately Li Ping Heng and Kang Yu arrived here at a critical mnmpntainl overthrew the peace party. 'Food has been short, but not terribly so, though we have had to le very careful." CHAFFEE'S DIFFICULTIES. Washington, Aug. R. Neither the war nor navy departments have made pub lic any dispatch during the day. The officials of both departments announc ed that no dispatch of public interest had been received. That General Chaf fee is encountering serious difficulties there is little attempt to conceal. De barkation of troops and cavalry horses is being accomplished with the utmost difficulty. It is reported that the big transports can approach the landing at Taku no nearer than twelve of four teen miles. CHINESE FORTIFYING. Brussels. Aug. 5. The Belgian vice consul at Tien Tsin in a dispatch via Che Foo August 4, and Shanghai Au gust 5, says the Chinese in Pekin are Tortifying their position outside the British legation. He adds that ail members of the Belgian legation are in good health. TALES OF BLOOD. Paris. Aug. 6. 1 a. m. The French consul at Shanghai, telegraphing Sat urday, says: "Li Hung Chang Informs me that Li Ping Heng was appointed general of troops in the north of the empire upon his arrival at Pekin." The French foreign office has received the following dispatch from the French consul at Che Foo, dated August 2. "The governor of Moukden, in a proclamation, has urged the people cf Manchuria to massacre the Christians. Nearly all of the missions have been destroyed. The missionaries have or ganized for defense and are assisted by other Christians." I SUICIDE OF LI HUNG CHANG It Is Denied Though the Old Diplo mat Is Despondent. London, Aug. 6. 2:45 a. m. A Shang hai report that Li Hung Chang had committed suicide has not been defin itely contradicted. But all advices re ceived from that point up to this hour indicate that he is alive. REPORT DISCREDITED. Washington, Aug. 5. The report of the suicide of Li Hung Chang is wholly discredited in official circles here and no information has been received re garding it tonight, either by the gov ernment or the Chinese legation. DENIED IN SHANGHAI. Shanghai Aug. 5. The rcp.irt that Li Hung Chang has committed suicide is without foundation. He is only in a very despondent stale. The Japan-se consul here received a message from Pekin saying that General Tung Fuh Siang has stopped provisions going to the legations. Admiral Seymour ar rived in Shanghai today. CHINA AND JAPAN The Emperor's Curious Message lo the Mikado. Shanghai, Aug. 3. The Chinese em peror has telegraphed to the Mikado expressing regret for the murder of the Japanese chancellor of legation, Sugi yama, and pointing out that Japan and China are th? only powers that uphold the east. China is not alone the object of the ambitf. ns of the western powers, and In the event of her fall Japan's posi tion will be untenable: thus the inter ests of the two countries are identical. The empress hopes that Japan will make cc.mmon cause with China. It is impossible for China now to take proper measures to avert the danger. and she is constrained to rely upon the support of Japan. The emp ror begs Japan, to take ade quate action to restore peace. The Mikado's reply says that the ac tion cf the insurgents is in complete violation cf international law respect ing diplomatists, and the murder of the German minister is a grievous offence. The Chinese government should sup press the disorders and rescue the min isters, thus disarming the hostility of the powers. t Japan is corciially friendly to China and her only object in dispatching troops is the restoration of order and the rescue of the Pekin foreign com munity. She has no ulterior object hostile to China, and if proper measures are taken Japan is prepared to use her influence to conserve the interests of the celestial empire. FRENCH DISPATCHES. Rumored Repulse of the Advance Guard of the Allies. Paris, Aug. 5. The Shanghai corre spondent of Temps telegraphing today says: The number of allies leaving lien Ji-in is no better known here than are the facts as to the march itself, but it is rumored that the advance guard has been repulsed. Li Ting Heng, for mer governor of Shan Tung, who is in tensely hostile to Euiopeans, has been named as commander of the Chinese forces. ANOTHER DECREE. Paris, Aug. 5. Sheng, director gen era of railways and telegraphs, has just communicated to the consuls at Shanghai, according to a special dis patch to The Temps dated August 5, an imperial decree, dated August 2, au thorizing the foreign ministers in Pekin to communicate without restriction with their governments and ordering their departure for Tien Tsin under guard escort HANNA IS CONFIDENT Has .a Big Fight On But Doss Not Fear Results v Cracks a Joke and Gives the Lie to the Story of His Disagreement With Governor Roosevelt Poli tics in Vermont. N:w York, Aug. ii. "I want to deny the story that Governor Roosevelt and I had a disagreement yesterday over the governor's St. Paul speech," said Senator Hanna to a r .porter today. "There was no disagreement over . a speech or anything else. The story is all bosh. The man who invented the yarn could make an incandescent light burn by putting on? end of the wire in a cucumber. Th? governor and I just talked over the campaign and his part in it in a casual way. Let me tell you too, that Roosevelt is g Ing to have a big part, and he'll play it well." "How about the campaign as far as it has gone, senator?" he was asked. "Well! Since the headquarters were opened I am more than satisfied with the reports from all over the coun try. I am nf foreshadowing results, or making predictions, for I realize that we have a hard fight in front of us. but w? will work hard, and I am not worrying about the rL3ult." Senator Proctor of Vermont is expect ed at headquarters tomorrow. He is to have a conference with the national committee and Governor Roosevelt, and will try and p rsuaj- the governor to make a flying trip through Vermont ju.H before the sta,te election?, which take 7lace on September 4. It is thought that a visit from Governor Roosevelt will do much to bring out the full vote In ,the state. Th republican? of Vermont are pre paring to carry on the most vigorous state camr iign they have conducted in many years, in view of the morals ef fect that the result may have on th n?1mal camp.tign. Otherwise- there is also special riason for activity in V rment, because it has been authori tatively ascertained that the demo crats and anti-imp riilitts are prepar ing to wage an energetic campaign in Vermont and Maine, with the hope of grently reducing th? republican ma jority and construing th-? result as a rebuke to the administration. The Vermont stae committee has re fiurrted the national committee to fend John Bam tt, former minister to Siam, to open the campaign in that stat:-. Mr. Barrett has arranged to speak at Bellows Falls. Windham county, on August R. AfLerward he will speak in each of the fourteen counties of the state. At the end of August he will go to Maine for ten days before the election there on September 10. EMBARKATION DAY. Atlantic City. N. J. July 5. Em barkation Day, the date when Colum bus set out on his voyage of discovery was yesterdav commemorated on a grand scale lure by the Knights of Columbus. There are more than 3,000 members of the order present. The re union exercises are being held at the pier and among the apeakeis are: Right Rev. James A. McFaul, bishop of Trenton; Supreme Kinght Edward L. Hearn and National Chaplain. Rev. Garrett J. Barry. ARTILLtLIi X MEN IN CAMP. Fort Rodman., Mass. Aug. 5. The First Massachusetts heavy artillery wi nt intj camp here yesterday and will remain eight days. During the gun practice of the week each man expects to fire four rounds. Only the first class men, who shall have been previously announced, will be allowed to use the heavy guns. All others will be given preliminary Instructions in the use of modern guns. o FEUD ENDS FIVE LIVES Bloody Fight Between Two Missouri Families. Farmington, Mo.. Aug. 6: Four men nwere killed and one fatally wounied in a shooting an'air between William Dooley and his four sons on cnesideand four Harris broth rs on the other, at Doe Run, one of the mining towns of St. Francois county, as the result of a feud. William Dooley, James Harris and John Dooley were killed. Frank Harris was fatally wounded. o AMERICAN YACHTS. Montreal, Aug. 5. The yacht races between the White Bear Yacht club, Minneapolis, Minn., and the Royal St. Lawrence Yacht club cf this city will be sailed tomorrow on lake St. Louis near here. The race is for the inter national small yacht cup and the gen eral opinion among yachemen is that the American boats stand a good chance of winning the prize. The rac ing events will not be finished until to morrow. SHIPS AND MARINES FOR CHINA. Philadelphia, Pa., Aug. 5. There is great activity about the League Island navy yard today and preparations are under way for sending fighting ships and fighting marines to the scene of hostilities in China at once. Out of commission and moored to the League Island docks are the swift cruisers Minneapolis and Columbia, the ponder ous monitor Miantonomah and the lit tle gunboat Panther, while at the head of the procession lies the auxiliary cruiser Yankee, alive with marines of all stages, from the embryo the fin ished product of Uncle? Samsval sol- diery. Near by the monster steel colliers-. Pompey and Leonidas, recently acquired -by purchase, lie at anchor. The water boat Arethusa is also of the fiett and will be the first to leave, or ders to fhat effect being expected at any-moment. Her destination will be a Chinese port. ne win be loaded with a mixed cargo of stores and placed in charge of a naval officer with a crew e.f thirty-five men from the merchant marine. Upon the discharge of her carero she will act as a water boat having a capacity of more than a mil lion gallons, rne conirrs Pompey and Leonidas, with a carrying capacity of 2,500 tons anil 3,500 tons respectively, are being loaded with coal for the Chi nese service. ITALIANS CELEBRATE. Mount Vernon, N. Y. Aug. 5. The Italians of this city are today holding a celebration in honor of Madonna :lel Arco, the patron saint. The celebration is not sanctioned by the priest of the Italian parish here, and th? celbratcrs are in an ugly mood. Precautions have been taken to avert trouble, but the po lice think there is likely to be a clash before the day's programme is finished. PLOT AGAINST HUMBERT Growing Belief That His Assassination Was Long Premeditated. Roma August u. The Tribune Fays the assassination of King Humbart, it is believed, was the- outcome of a plot. A non-militant anarchist says that a meeting had been held in Paris at which lots were?? drawn, and sevei-al persons were selected to kill the king. In addition to Bre?si, five- persons have been taken into custody at Monaz. The police are pushing inquiries in all directions but the information with re gard to the assassin 'Bressi ia not defi nite. It appears that when he was sea-K-hlng fcr lodgings on Friday in Monaz he was accompanied by a young man, whom th? police are now seeking. The pistol the assas.-an used was a new weapon, marked "Massachusetts." In Milan the r.ouse of a man named Ranella. has ben searched, and. It is reported that important papers were found showing that Br.-ssi had rela tions with persons in the United States and that communications had passed between him and them in connection with the crime. Hressi and another Tuscan freeiuent ed the cafes in Milan, where they were overheard discussing a. big scheme that would astonish the world. Everything goes to show that the crime was long ore-.me-ditated and the poiii e are c harg-r.l with want of fore sight. Tt appears that .the cordons formed r;n the arrival of the king at the fete grounds were withdrawn prior to his departure. As the king was leaving, a sort of scullle oceu-rred, prob ably prearranged to distract the atten tion of the carbineers. The king was so pleased with his welcome at Monaz, and felt so safe, that he turned to his aid and said: "I'd like to return afoot' but he was dissuaeled. MEXICAN INDEPENDENCE Junta Patriotica Making Arrange ments for Its Celebration. The 16th of September is the anni versary o Mexican independence and all Mexicans who are loyal to the tra ditions of their country are naturally interested in its celebration. The Junta Patriotica Mexicana has usually taken the initiative in making arrangements for its observation ir. Phoenix and for that purpose held a meeting yesterday afternoon. It was also the annual election of officers of the society and the result of the elec tion was as follows: A. Sauchez" president; A. Bernol, vice president: Julio Marron, secretary; J. M. Romero, assistant secretary; R Saavedra, treasurer. Pome discussion was entered into re garding the programme to be carried out on that day and the following com mittee of arrangements was appointed: A. Sanchez, president; A. Bernal, vice De La Fueirte, Damasio Encinas, Ygnacio Bernal, T. Soto, R. Bernal, A. Saavedra. Speaking of the celebration last night a member of the committee said the prospects were not flattering for a big demonstration, but there was a large Mexican colony here and they proposed to recognize the event as enthusiasti cally as possible as Phoenix cannot afford to be behind the other towns in the territory In this matter any more than any other. DEWET'S LAST STAND British Have His Force Entirely Surrounded. London, Aug. S. A special dispatch from Pretoria says: General Christian A Dewet is completely surrounded near Reitzb'jrg and it is impossible for his forces to escape through the strong British cordon. The Boers say they will make a stand at Machadodorp. They are short of ammunition and f?:od. General Hamilton by the ra pidity of his movements, prevents re inforcements reaching Commandant General Botha. M'FADDEN-KERNS FIGHT. New York, Aug 5. Another twenty five round bount to settle the suprem acy between Tim Kerns and George McFadden is scheduled for the Broad way Athletic club this evening. The rivalry for championship honors exist ing between these two fighters will re sult in a large crowd witnessing the match. Betting on the result has been spirited. McFadden is the favorite. A PLAN SUGGESTED A Way of Protecting the County in a Bond Issue Remarks of an Old Settler Who Fa vors the Bonds and Is Not Afraid . of Being Buncoed It Will Be a Profitable Investment. An old settler in this valley who from the necessity e.f his own interests has made something of a study of the water question has brought, to this office a communication in which he sets forth his idea of how the county could be properly safeguarded in the matter of a bond issue for the purpose ,of secur ing water storage. It is as follows: "I do not want to have my name ap pear in this matter, but I want to help it along so far as I can. I have read the numerous statements that have ap peared in your paper, since you com menced the agitation of the question of the county voting to issue bonds to aid in the construction of a reservoir, to impound the vas-t quantity of flood water, for the use of the valley, at a time when it is ne-cded, that now an nually runs away to the ocean unused. The average value of this water per an num for the past thirty years, comput ed at ten cents per acre inch (a. fair price? for the consumer to pay), is more than one million dollars per annum. Conceding this, ought we not to do all that we can do (anything in reason) to aid in the construction of a catchment basin to hold this water, for the u?e of the cultivators of the land, at the time and in the quantities they require for :he successful cultivation of their crops. "I am very much pleased to learn that so many of the people speak favorably of the .proposition, and seem at least to realize that something must be done by the people of the county to aid in se curing the desired result. "It occurs to ny that it is about time to begin to try to formulate some plan to carry out the idea that seems to be o generally entertained by ourjieople. The suggestion that some make, that it is a scheme on the part of a clique or a ring for a big steal, at the ex pense of the people of the county, should be met by some statement or preposition, as to how the bonds would be used and how the people of the county would be protected if .they vot ed for fhe issuance of the bonds of the -ounty in aid of the? construction of the dam. that would create this cateTiment basin, or reservoir, that w?? all desire. "Up to th--? present time nothing has been offered beyond a general state ment that the county or the people must, be protected. "If it can be shown how the county, or the people of the county (and the terms are synonymous) will be protect ed, so that the bonds will not be wasted or misapplied and the people left with nothing to do but to pay the bonds with the interest, without receiving any cor responding benefit, then one of the most potent objections to voting for the bonds will be removed. "As no definite proposition has been offered, in this direction, I should like to make a few suggestions on thi3 point for the consideration of the people and the beneficiaries. "I say beneficiaries because I suppose that the parties who propose to con struct the dam consider that they will be the recipients in part at least of any benefit that will be derived from the issuance of the bonds in aid of their ente rprise. "The capitalists, the people who have large quantities of money to invest and who desire to make safe investments have been solicited to put their money in here to construct this dam ,to create this immense catchment basin to im pound this flood water for the people, and before they agree to invest they want the people who are ,to be bene fitted to show their faith, by agreeing to share in the risk (if risk there be) to the extent of $500,000. "There are several ways, perhaps, by which the people could do this, and the proposition of issuing county bonds is at present under discussion. "Now we will suppose that a majority of the people are in favor of this plan if it can be carried out with safety to the county. "We must have an act of congress to enable us to do it. This is easy and we get it, jvith proper and fair condi tions to protect the people, and under those conditions the pepple vote the bond proposition, and the board of su pervisors Issue the bonds. The disposi tion of the bonds must depend upon the proper conditions embraced in the act of congress. "Now, I want to suggest that those provisional safeguards for the people should be. among other things, that the bonds should be placed in the hands of a. reliable trust company in New York or some other city, together with an equal amount of preferred stock of the company proposing . to build the dam, with the order and direction that the bonds were not to be delivered to the company until It had secured by the sale of bonds or otherwise the amount of money which, with the $500, 000 in county bonds, would be sufficient to construct the dam. "The condition for the redemption of the preferred stock should be that it should be taken up by the first net proceeds of the company, together with interest corresponding to the interest on the bonds of the county. "By this method the people are show ing their faith in the proposition, by risking their half million dollars. If the enterprise docs not pay the people will be out the half million dollars. On the other hand, if it does pay the peo ple get their money back with inter est. "Now, a few words about the induce ment for. the people to take the risk. "There is now under th? present canals about 275,000 acres of land, which, if th - enterprise is a success, will be en hanced In value at least $20 per acre, or $5,500,000 on the Whole. This being the fact (and no one will dispute it), is it not a wise thing for the people to take the risk? "There are some other details in re gard to the distribution of the water and guaranties, that It shall not be consigned to land outside of he present canals until they have an ample sup ply, w'hlch must be considered and ar ranged for prior to submitting the question to a vote of the people. I can give you my version on those matters hereafter. If you desire. "As I am somewhat interested in land under the existing canals, I shall from time to time -scrutinize all these mat ters, in my own interest as well as in the interest of all land owners." o V W. D. FOULKE FOR M'KINuEY. Compares His Policy in Acquiring Ter ritory to That of Jefferson. Indianapolis, Ind., Aug. 5. William Dudley Koulke of Richmond, Ind., has notified Charles Hernly, chairman of the republican state committee, that he has prepared to take an active part in the campaign this fall. He has .made researches in United States history with a view to comparing the present administration's treatment of . CuIki, Porto Rico and the Philippines with the policy of President Jefferson in ac quiring the Louisiana territory. In h'S letter to Mr. Hernly he says; "The name of Livingstone and Mon roe and Jefferson are all held in higher honor by our people because they made that noble purchase which gave us ovr first great empire in the west. If Jef ferson was inconsistent, we esteem him the more, because he dared to be Inconsistent in a thing so vitally af fecting the best interest of our coun try. And if President McKinley ha:i done aught that was inconsistent with previous declarations, history will not condemn him because he esteemed the welfare of the American people as more important than his own consistency. Thomas Jefferson did right in extend ing the power and beneficence of Amer ican institutions over 'America. Mc Kinley has done right in extending the power and benaflcence of American in stitutions throughout the world." CLUB WILL WORK FOR BRYAN. Fremont, Neb. Aug. 3. The Bryan and Stevenson club which was organ ized here several weeks ago, is making preparations to do campaign work for the democratic candidates on an ex tensive scale, and tomorrow will per fect plans for taking an active part in making a thorough canvass of this con gressional district. This work will be gin on Monday, August 5, and continue until the clcse of the campaign. AN OVERPLUS OF JOY Innocent Infants Spend a Day Full of Pleasure. From any point of view the initial outing of the Innocent Society of In teresting Infants was the most enjoy able affair In the social traditions of Fhotnix. Starting from the Hotel Adams early Sunday morning, a long string of hacks, carrying 125 members of the organization, and headed by the Pioneer band, proceeded to the Leitch ranch, northwest of the city. The pro gramme began early land ended, late and was composed of many things mostly joy. Informality was a feature which contributed greatly to the oc casion. And there were other ingredi ents, not mostly water. To be sure, many members of the society, ovef- weighted with happiness at the relief from arduous labors in Endeavor and Epworth League affairs, relaxed them selves to such an extent as would not be permissible at a Sabbath school pic nic and are repenting this morning amid frequent and luxuriant doses of seltzer and lemon, but all in all, and in direct contrast with expectations and forecasts, it was a model event of so briety. A great plentitude of refresh ments served to allay the holiday appe tite and the menu at the noon dinner was o lustrous reflection upon the ca pacity of the Innocents and the good judgment of the committeeof thewhole. Bottled and barreled amusement was one of the principal numbers on the programme, and a continuous perform ance in the liquid line was given added zest by punctuations of cake-walking, quoit-throwing and other thirst-provocative exercises, while elocutionary and musical selections gave variety to the day's fun. The Infants have under con templation a repetition of yesterday's picnic. BASE BALL. Record of Games Won and Lost Yesterday. At St. Louis St. Louis, 10; New York, 1. At Cincinnati Cincinnati, 3; Pitts burg, 1. At Kansas City Kansas City, Z; Buffalo, 2. At Detroit Detroit, 2; Chicago, 0. At Chicago Brooklyn, 3; Chicago, 1, At Milwaukee Milwaukee, 5; mdi anapolis, 1. At Minneapolis Cleveland, 11; Min neapolis, 5. DEAD MAN WELL KNOWN. Prominent Californian Killed by Train Robbers Last Night. Anaheim. Cal., Aug. 5. W. J. Fay, who was killed by the train robbers, was a well known resident of this city. He was a civil engineer by profession but devoted hi ; time to the conduct of a large ranch and to interests of the Anaheim Union Water company. He was 67 years old. His widow and four daughters and two sons survive him. THEY ROB AND KILL Two Men Hold Up Union Pacific Train MURDER AN OLD MAN Forced Conductor to Go With Them Through Pullman Sleepers and Carry Booty 8hot a Man Who Offered Resistance A Cool Piece of Bandit Work in Colorado A Posse in Pursuit. Kansas City, Aug. 5. A Journal special from Salina, Kas., says: Union Pacific eastbound passenger train No. 4, which left Denver last night, was held up by two men several miles west of Hugo, Col., ninety miles this side of Denver. The passengers in Pullman sleepers were robbed of their money and valuables. An old man named W. F. Fay, a resident of California, who had been visiting Denver, and was on his way to St. Louis, refused to sur render his valuables and fired e shot at ' one of the robbers but missed him. Thereupon the robbers returned the fire, one shot entering Fay's mouth and coming out at the back of his head, killing him al'inost instantly. The rob bers stopped the train, jumped off and escaped. j. The robbers got on to one of the sleepers near Limon, and after the train had started the men made a noise at the door. The conductor, thinking they were tramps, opened the door to put them off. The robbers, who were masked, pointed a pistol at his head and ordered him to lead the way through the coaches. All of the pas sengers were asleep and the conductor was ordered to wake them one at a. time. The frightened passengers were told to keep quiet or they would be killed, and at the same time were asked to hand over their money and valu ables. The robbers obtained about $100 in cash, a number of gold watches and other pieces of jewelry. The robbery took place a few minutes before 1 o'clock this morning. The body of Fay. who was killed, was taken off at Hugo and shipped to Denver. He was 6 years of age and a prominent Odd Fel low of California. The conductor, who was compelled to hold the bag while the robbers relieved the passengers, lost his watch and asked that it be re turned to him in order that he might run his train on time. The robbers gave it back. After ransacking two coaches the men made the conductor pull the bell cord, but the train (was going so rapidly that the robbers were taken to Hugo before it slowed enough to en able them to jump. They compelled the conductor to get off ahead of them, so that if any of the passengers had been in waiting they would have shot him first. After the robbers had dismount ed they ordered the conductor to return to his train. THE STORY OF THE ROBBERY. Charles F. Fyke, a Kansas City law yer, was among those robbed. Mr. Fyke gave 'a graphic description of the mur der of Mr. Fay. He said: "Near Limon two men were discovered on the plat form of the Pullman car. The Pullman conductor, Mr. Smith, mistook them for tramps and ordered them to get off the car. 'Go to the smoking car,' said he. 'and at the next stop leave the train.' They entered the car and at once drew revolvers, both flashing weapons in the conductor's face. One handed him a flour sack. 'Hold it with, both hands, said he, and wake up the passengers.' Then they began a eys tematic search of the car. "It was in semi-darkness and all the passengers had! retired several hours before. One robber guarded the con ductor while the other extorted money and valuables from the passengers. All passengers in the rear Pullman were soon plundered and then the bandits entered the forward Pullman, where I was. An aged man. W. J. Fay. discovered what was taking place be fore any one elS2. He partially emerged! from his berth and presented a revol ver through the folds of the curtain. The bandits saw the revolver and one of them opened fire. At the same time Fay fired and it is believed the bullet struck one of the robbers. Fay fell like a- log and was dead before his body touched- the berth. The bullet entered his mouth and had passed through his head. His brains were scattered over the bed coverings. At the moment of the shooting the train porter entered ' the car and at once the men covered him with their revolvers and com manded him to throw up his hands. He turned and. ran toward a chair car., The robbers followed him and as the porter entered the chair car one oC them flred at him but missed. Then the j men turned to the Pullman conductor and ordered him to stop the train. He pulled the rope but the train did not slow down. " 'Pull harder,' one of the men com manded, and the conductor again strug gled with the rope and so hard that it parted. " Uncouple the cars, they then ord ered, when he explained to them it was a task he could not perform. For a dozen miles or more the train proceeded until it pulled into Hugo. Then the rob bers compelled the conductor to alight first and with a muttered "good bye, they walked south at a swift pace." A posse is In pursuit. A A.