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tage. fine lawn and shade; house In JUST WHAT YOU ARE LOOKING FOR Two lota in University ad'itlon. 160 feet frontage, close to Five Totals only for the two. El E. rascoe. 110 X. Center st. splendid condition, . lot 50x175 feet, E izoo. ii. Fascoe. 110 N. Center St. FOURTEENTH YEAH. PHOENIX, AKIZONA, SATURDAY MORNING, JANUARY 2. 1904. vol. xiv. no. ::: X KJti. t ale: A nice attractive cot- M THE IOAM CHICAGO'S DEAD New Years Day Given Over to Burial of Victims THE CLOSING OFTHEATERS Mayor Harrison is Determined That There Shall be no Violation of the Law, Followed by a Repetition of the Horror of Wednesday. Chicago. Jan. 1. Mayor Carter Har rison today look steps to provide as far as possible against a repetition of Wednesday's horror at the Iroquois theater. As a result of an investiga tion made at his orders and lasting but a few hours nineteen theaters and museums were ordered closed, some of tm being among the . leading and popular play houses in the city. The action of Mayor Harrison vis based on a single violation of the ordinances which are intended to protect the pa trons of theaters from just such oc currences as that which cost so many lives on Wednesday. This was that every one of these places had omitted to supply an asbestos curtain. The theaters ordered closed are Howards, Sam T. Jack's, the Marlowe, the New American, the Olympic, the Academy of Music, the Alhambra. the Avenue, the Bijou, the Chicago Opera House, th-? Columbus Stock. the Thirty-Fifth Street, the Criterion. Klegenbaums, the Milwaukee Avenue, the Oarrick and the Olickman. In addition to these the London museum and the Clark Street museum were compelled to close their doors. The Chicago Opera House and th-j Olympic theater are vaudeville of the highest class and probably do as much business in point of members as any other theater in the city at single performances. They give, however, a matinee every day in the week and it is seldom that seats can be obtained at any of the pei formmcs at the time of opening. In addition to this they have been accustomed to selling large numbers of tickets for standing room, and as a general thirg more people are within these places of amusement at the average performance than can be found at any other play-house in the city. The Garrick theater which was or dered closed is a small play house on the northwest side of the city and should not be confounded with the larger theater of the same name sit uated on Randolph street, one block west of the Iroquois. The inspection ordered by Mayor Harrison today was carried out by Building Commissioner 'Williams and Chief of Police O'Xeil. The scope of the investigation included . no other feature than the curtains. The mayor instructed Commissioner "Williams to report to him promptly at the conclusion of his investigation, declaring that it was his intention that no theater should be allowed to open its doors in Chicago hereafter unless it was provided with an asbestos cur tain of standard quality, that would work at all times and under all con ditions. "It may not be possible," said Mayor Harrison, "to prevent the loss of life when audiences rush for the doorways. But I have determined that every precaution shall be tpken to pre vent the rush of alprmed people and such occurrences as will alarm th' people and start them on a rush for the exits. It is all very well to say that the great loss of life in the Iro quois theater was due to the fact that the people lost their heads and crowd ed into the doorway and aisles like maniacs, but the fact remains, and it cannot be denied, that there would have been no panic if the apparatus in this theater, which, judged by a!l ordinary standards, was the best equipped play house in the city, had been in proper working order. From all evidence now in hand it is clear that if the asbestos curtain in this theater had been in the condition, it should have been there would have been no loss of life, comparatively speaking." A SAD NEW YEAR. Such a day of morning Chicago never witnessed as that which ushered in the New Year. In every portion of the city almost, it seemed as though there were funerals going or under takers' wagons arriving with the dead vh" were being brought to their homes for i he last time. While the funeral processions were moving througri the snow covered streets to the various cemeteries, the throng about the various morgues and undertaking establishments seemed al- OSTRICH FARM Capital Addition WOW OPEN.' Fifty Gigantic Ostriches, beautiful display of Ostrich boas, plumes, fan3, etc., at Producers' prices. West end of Washington street car line. most laree as ever. The scenes here were the same as those of Wednesday and Thursday niglit. Many men ap peared at the doors of Rolston's and Jordan's morgues this afternoon who had been for forty-eight hours con stantly searching for. those they had lost. The greater number of the dead are in these two places Some who had viewed the ghastly rows 1 1 corpses undergoing unavailing search es in other morgues and undertaking rooms in the city to which the dead from the theater had been taken, came back once more to Rolston's & Jor dan's almost in despair, but hoping against hope they might have over looked their dead in the great number that had crowded the tables and floors on Thursday morning. Whils in some cases they were suc cessful, in many others they were not. Practically all of the bodies which would admit of careful identification have been carried away, and of thnsi which remain many are not in such a condition that careful inspection might reveal their identity to those who knew them best. It was absolutely impossible for the bereaved relatives to secure all the carriages they wished to convey their friends and relatives to the cemeter ies. In many cases it was not possible for all the members of a fajnlly to ride In the funeral cortege because no car riages could be procured for them. Liverymen were simply overwhelmed by the demands made upon them, and earnestly urged that as far as pcssiblo the relatives should content themselves with a carriage for the pallbearers, a hearse and one other carriage for the family. Where the members of a single family could not mak? themselves con tent with one carriage, they were com pelled tc make their way to the ceme teries by other transportation. This was the situation in Chicago today and tomorrow it will be intensified. The coroner's oOic-e tcday issued nearly 300 burial certificates for people killed in the fire. Some of these were for iopl. residing in other cities, but they were comparatively few. MAKING ARRESTS. Tiie police tcday vigorously pushed their inquiry into the causes of the fire and made several other arrest3 of stage hands, among them. Wm. Mc Mullen. operator of the light which started the fire. He was locked up at the Central station, and Wilson Kerr, fly man at the theater, was also placed in a cell. Fifteen members of the dou ble octette, which takes p;irt in th? song, "In the Pale Moonlight," have been placed under arrest by the police. Miss Knmaine being the sole one who has so far eluded the detectives. They are wanted as witnesses, and there is nc charge against any of them. Orders were issued by Chief of Police O Neil tonight that non; of the fifteen would be released unless a bond of 55.C0O w;w furnished. McMullen, the light operator, under went a se3rching examination by As sistant Chief of Police Scheutler this afternoon. McMullen's story was as follows: "I was standing on the iron bridge at the right side of the stage, from which the shot light is operated. The lamp seemed in gcod condition, but in the middle of the second act, just as I changed from a white light to a blue one, the arc carbons sputtered and jumped. A spark struck a frayed edge on the inside of the border of curtain drapery. A flame which I should say was about twelve Inches long shot up. I abandoned the lamp and clapped my hands upon the flame, but it spread in spite of me. I called to have the fire curtain lowered and yelled to the house fireman to help me. He came with a patent fire extinguisher, which had no effect on the flames. Finally I jumped from the bridge ti the stage. A little child in one of the front hoses had already been badly burned. I seized her and carried her out and then returned to the theater. Here I worked pulling people out of the choked exits until it was useless to stay any longer." With the arrest of McMullen the po lice believe they have the last import ant witness among the theater em ployes who are essential to complete the inquiry at the coroner's inquest. Chicago, Jan. 1. Archibald Bernard, chief electrician of the Iroquois, was taken into custody by the police. After ter being questione d two hours hy the police, he was formally charged with manslaughter. At midnight only twenty-one uniden tified dead remained in the several mcrgues. The total number of bodies that have be"ii .ce-ounted for is SSt. Of these r61 have been identified. NEW YORK'S PRECAUTION. New York, Jan. 1. The first order is sued under the new administration of the fire department looks to a more thorough inspection of all the theaters of the city. In each battalion where a theater is located competent assistant firemen were designated as theater inspectors and these inspectors are to be under the supervision of the general theater inspectors. A weekly inspection of all places of amusement will be required. MILLI0NAIRE8REWERDEAD The End of Captain FredericK Pabst Was Unexpected. Milwaukee, Jan. 1. Captain Frederick Pabst, president of the Pabst Brewing company, died at his. home here today of pulmonary edemai aged srxty-seven years. His death was unexpected, al though his health had been failing for more th-in four years. During the last ten clays Caipt.-lin Pabst had not left his home, owing -to the severe weather, but his condition seemed to be im proved and his family was not pre pared for his death. At 8 o'clock this morning hy suffered a relapse, however, and began to fail rirpidly. He retained consciousness and was able to converse with his wifj and children, who were summoned to his bedside. Captain Pabst seemed to realize that the end was near and talk ex! with his family about his affairs un til ten minutes before his death, when he became unconscious and passed qui etly away. PRESCOTT FETE The Opening of the Yavapai! Commercial Club House A BRILLIANT RECEPTION The House-Warming of the Club's Magnificent New Home Attended by the Elite of the City of the Fines A Description of the Structure. Prcscctt. Ariz., Jan. 1. (Sped il)- Prescott Is tonight evidencing its ap preciation of the fulfillment of a long felt want in the royal manner m which It Is dedicating its new club house. FVr several months the citizens who believed that Prescott needed an up-to-date clubhoiis have watched the rearing of the building; that was to house the organization that is expected to cement the warm ties already exist ing In a social and business way and the house warming tonight Is a sub stantial mark of its approval of th efforts of the directors of the club to provide accommodations that would leave nothing to be desired. The handsome building ablaze with lights presents a noble appearance from the outside and the spacious in terior is thronged with the elite of the Oem City of the foothills. All are in tent upon improving their first oppor tunity of enjoying th? hospitalities of the club home. The entire building has been threwn open to the members and their guests -and the three spacious floors fail to more than comfortably accommodate the throngs that have gathered to do the lienor to the new club. vMr. Follow, the inmager of the club, has shown his ability to care for the comfort of the members by his admir able arrangements for the comfcrt and convenience of the unusually large crowd tonight. The ballroom is taxed to its fullest capacity by the younger people, who are apparently enjoying to the utmost the perfect floor and the splendid music furnished by the Pres cott orchestra. Prescott is" again dem onstrating that it knows how to el") things right and the opening of the Yavapai Commercial club will always be remembered as one of the swellest social functions of th; town. The new club building is located on the corner of Gurley and Marina streets, and is of a composite stle of architecture, the Mission idea prevail ing. Ovei locking the business iiortion of the town, the building, with its arched corridors cn the ground floor, and deep porches above, makes a fine presentation from an architectural point of view. The lower floor includes the smoking room, buffet, dining room, kitchen and pantry, directors' room, check room, lavatories, and heating arrangements, with spacious hallways providing en trance from two streets. The second floor includes the bil liard room, ladies' parlor and dressing room and spacious' ballroom. The third floor provides nine sleeping rooms for members of the club and their guests, with five bath rooms. The two lower floors are finished in weathered oak; the third in selected native pine. Special attention has been given to the interior decoration and furnishing, and the furniture and draperies were selected to harmonize with the color scheme of the various rooms. Under the personal supervision of Mrs. Jas. A. Hope, of the Bashford Burmister Co., the arrangement of the furniture has developed most satisfactory re sults. Perhaps the most pleasant room in the building has been generously set aside as a ladies' parlor. The prevail ing color is old rose, and with ivory white wood work, mahogany furniture and rich rugs and draperies, a most luxurious efTect has been obtained. Extra effort will be made to mak the restaurant a spee-ially attractive feature of the club. The kitchen has been fitted with all the up to date fa cilities, and the table linen, china and silver are of special order and pattern and of a most dainty character. The dining room is spacious and handsome ly furnished in weathered oak, and nothing has been left undone calculat ed to afford high class service to mem bers and their guests. The smoking room is furnished in weathered oak and leather, with plenty of old fashioned Sleepy Hollow style chairs. Large open fireplaces in the dining room, smoking room and ladles par lor add much to the home atmosphere of the rooms. The sleeping rooms are unusually large and well arranged. The furniture in these rooms are of Mission style, Ftained to match the color scheme of forest green in the wood work, mak ing a very p'.easing and restful effect. The bath rooms adjoining are roomy anditted with the best porcelain tubs and other toilet facilities. Mr. F. M. Murphy, the owner of the building, has spared no expense In its ce iistrnction, and the club has fur nished it in keeping with the hand some interior. Mr. F. L. Wright, of the Prescott Electric Co., has given personal atten tion to the lighting arrangements, and has included every up to date ap pliance. The heavy beamed ceilings throughout the two lower floors have made possible some very artistic ef fects. The club has been fortunate in se curing the services of Mr. It. E. Pel low as manager. Mr. Follow is a gen tleman of wide cxiericnce in looking after th" comfort of his fellow men. and comes direct from the service of the Harvey Eating House company. rt- LIGHTER MAN WON. Saginaw. Mich., Jan. 1. Gus Gard ner was given a well earned decision over Joe Grim, of Philadelphia, at Ar beiter hall tonight. The bout went the limit, fifteen rounds, but Gardner had the better of every round, landing at will on Grim's head and jaw. Grim weighed 160 pounds and Gardner 132. WHITE HOUSE NEW YEARS. Colombia Alone of All the Nations was Not Represented. Washington, Jan. 1. President and Mrs. Rcosevelt inaugurated today the official social season at the national capMtol by a brilliant reception at the White House. It was notably demo cratic. All persons, rich or poor, with or without rank, were given a gracious greeting. The interior of the White , House -was beautiful. The only one ab sentee among the representative na tions of the world was Colombia, and it was regarded as- significant. Gen. Reyes begged to be exc used be cause his . resent at the White house might be misconstrued by his people. The new republic of Panama was rep ' resented. Secretary Hay was not pres ent, being confined to his home by ill ness. ANOTHER CHICAGO EIRE Three Lives Were Lost in a Burning Hotel. Chicago, Jan. 1. Three persons were killed and four others injured tonight in a fir? that destroyed the Louvre !otfl at 3611-SG:'3 Like avenue. Nearly ore hundred guests were in the hotel at the time the fire broke out. several of whom had retired for the night. With the remembrance of the Iroquis theater horror freh in their minds, all the- persons in the place became panic ?:tr:cken and rushed madly for the streets r.rs soon as It became known th.t the hotel was on fire. When the fire was discovered most of the gu?sts were in their apartments and all hur ried to escape, but in the upjver stories of the building the smoke was so thfck that they had great difficulty in find ir:r the exits. Several persons were rescued from the second story through the efforts of thiee guests of the hotel. These men raised a. plank and breaking a window, held the plank so that several men and women could slide down it. The build ing was a three story and basement bi ick structure and was used as a private hotel. The entire building was practically destroyed. The loss was $40.fH0. TJie dead: PATRICK RYAN, retired merchant. MRS. FLORENCE CHAPIN. BISSKLL CHAPIN, twelve years old, son of Mrs. Chapin. All had been overcome by smoke and had not been touched by the flames. o MEXICAN GOLD STANDARD A Plan for Monetary Reform Submit ted to the Government. Mexico City, Jan. 1. A plan for re forming the currency has been pre pared by the "fifth sub-committee of the national monetary commission. The commission has advised that in or der to obtain a stability or fixity of international exchange the government should be advised by a monetary com mission to adopt a monetary system based on the gold standard. The committee does not recommend the Immediate adoption of the gold standard, but rather the creating of a system very similar to that which the United States government has put in operation in the Philippines. The broad features of the plan are as follows: New dollars are to be coined and introduced Into circulation without impairing the practical main tenance of their parity with geld at a ratio that may be adopted. The government is to close the mints to the free coinage1 of silver dollars, and the reimportation of the present pesos is to be prohibited. It is recom mended that the ratio of the new dol lar to gold shall be established on the basis of the average gold price of the Mexican pesos in foreign markets dur ing the past ten years with an increase not exceeding ten per cent. Gold coinage to be suspended until such time as the silver dollars shall have obtained a parity with gold and when the circulation of geld coins will not, in the opinion of the government, impair the maintenance of that parity. The new dollars for a specified time are to be exchanged fcr pesos at par. A reserve fund in either gold or sil ver "is to be created and maintained either in the republic or abroad. If the gold price of silver in foreign markets shall rise so that silver dollars shall ccme to possess a value equal to or greater than ascribed to them by the legal ratio adopted, steps will be taken to demonetize the silver dollars and to introduce a gold standard with free coinage and the use of the yellow met al as the medium of circulation. iTHE WINNING CARLISLES The Sherman Indians Defeated by a Narrow Margin. Los Angeles. Ja.n. 1. By a score of i twelve to six, the Sherman Indians 'were defeated by Carlisle today in the i hardest fought game of football ever played in southern California. Although I the eastern Indians went through the : Sherman line for a touchdown in cx J actly three minutes after the first kick off, the remainder of the game was hot ! contested. Captain Johnson end Full-Back Will iams of the Carlisle team, were out of the game early through injuries. The fast playing of Captain Neafus and the defense work of Pierce for the Sherman Indians were the distinguishing features. INEVITABLE WAR Russia Will Make No Reply ta Japan's Last Proposal ALARMING RUMOR DENIED That An Unfavorable Answer Had Been Returned, But it Was Followed By a No Less Alarming Statement That None Would Be Returned. London, Jan. 1. Baron Hayashi, the Japanese minister here, has been in formed from Paris that Russia has de cided not to grant the Japanese pro posals The baron said to a repre sentative of the Associated Press: "If the information from Paris is borne out by the wording of the Russian re ply, and the Japanese government ad heres to its present determination, there is email possibility of avoiding war." The foreign office Beeir.s in clined to think that Russia will, if possible, avoid making a reply of any kind to the Japanese note. Foreign Secretary Lansdownc in formed one pt the foreign ambassa dors that he had practically given up all hope of peace. At the embassies here, the statement made by Baron Hayashi is regarded as being mo::t grave. DENIED AT PARIS. Paris, Jan. 1. At the Japanese lega tion here tonight. Minister Montono authorized the Associated Press tcj make a categorical denial of the report that advices had been sent from the legation at Paris to the Japanese min ister at London that Russia did not grant the Japanese proposals. This report came from London and New York to Farjs while officials were gen erally participating in the brilliant New Year's festivities; centering at the Elysee Palace. The foreign office and other govern ment establishments were closed and ambassadors, ministers and distin guished personages were taking part in a series of official functions. The general tone of official comment during these informal exchanges is somewhat improved by President IoubeL's address to the diplomatic corps taking "International Peace" as the text. The new Russian ambassador, M. NelidofE .and the Japanese minister, Montnnn, were among the attentive! listeners to the president's remarks and consequently the report of Pari3 advices that Russia did not grant the Japanese proposals is somewhat inex plicable at the Japanese legation. Tonight Minister Montono received a number of his countrymen and offi cials. The patriotic sentiment of the Japanese was shown in decorating the legation entrance with large Japanese flags. When asked regarding the ut terances of Baron Hayashi, Minister Montono said that certainly no such report emanated from him and he was the usual medium for advices of that character to his colleagues in London. He remarked that on the contrary, the day had passed without advices hav ing been received and the status of the situation continued to be awaiting Russia's reply. When asked for views on the out .look for the maintenance of peace Minister Montono asked to be excused from replying, saying that the situa tion was too delicate to permit him to express his views on possible results. He said, however, that there were no advices today warranting a more seri ous view of the situation. THERE WILL BE NO ANSWER. St. Petersburg, Jan. 1. The foreign oflice today informed a. correspondent of the Associated Press that nothing The Phoenix Cycle Go. has a large line of Ulhoolo to select from..! IVlluulu 22 W. Adams. Phone Red 524. FOR SALE. FORTY acres, in highly improv ed condition, near Phoenix on the northeast All in alfal'a. Shade trees and first-class or chard. Suitable house. Excellent neighborhood. Just the place for winter reside:ie or suburban home. This property Is priced at an exceptionally low figure. Terms can be made to suit pur chaser. RANCHES. Improved and un improved, under every canal for wale .Plenty of funds to loan on goo.l security, always on hand. DVVIGIIT B. BEARD Center and Adams Street. J STAR DYE WORKS. Cleaners and Dyers of fine wearing ap parel. 23 S- 1st Ave. Phone Red 533. has been done in connection with tho reply to Japan. . The Japanese minister here was un able to confirm or deny the advices re ceived from Paris by Baron Hayashi, the Japanese minister to Great Britain that Russia had decided not to grant the Japanese proposals. He says the answer to the proposals has not yet been made. It is generally accepted in diplomatic circles here, as unlikely that an answer will be de livered. The several previous announcements to the effect that Japan's last note to Russia mndi no conditions regarding a time limit for a reply were officially confirmed today through a semi-official news agency. AN UN EASY FEELING. Moscow, Jan. 1. Nothing1 confirma tory in the advices from Paris to Baron Hayashi, Japanese minister r-.t London is known here. A hih ofticia. said to the Associated Press today that he still believed the trouble would ultimately be arranged. An uneasy feeling prevails here, however, and th bourse closed very weak. ALL HOPE ABANDONED. The Rupture Will Tcke Place Within a Few Days. London, Jan. 2. The far eastern outlook !s gloomy. No further news has developed, but the fact that not si single telegram from Japan has been received by any London newspaper ince Thursday night in itself creates alarm. The telegraph company Is nor aware of any delay in the transit of messages and it. tnerefore is supposed that the Japanese government is stop ping dispatchers. The feeling of apprehension was re jected or Lloyds yesterday, the under writers demanding an additional pre mium to cover a war risk on all ves sels, no matter of what nationality, procce.ding cast of Singapore. The Ind')'i morning papers print alarmist statements. The Daily Tele graph in leaded type says: '"Kven in diplomatic circles hitherto sanguine of peace there is a recogni tion that a rupture is all but inevit able. "Neither Japan, nor Russia wil! abate anything of its claims, and there is no disporition on cither si.de to in vite the mediation of friendly powers. It is believed that Japan will take de cisive steps within the next few days, unless a ronciuliatory message is dis patched from St. Petersburg, a con tingency wh'ch those best able to form a judgment do not anticipate." The Daily Mail deals similarly with the situation and says that it under stands that Russ-ia has reached a de cision which when communicated to Japan, must precipitate hostilities. The sailing of the Nippon mail boat, Inaha Maru, from England, which iva fixed for yesterday, has been post poned. Among th rrmors In steamship cir cles one that the Peninsular and Oriental Steamship company has sold four of its liners through a French firm to Russ'a. The Daily Mail's Malta correspondent reports that the Russian torpedo boat destroyers which are undergoing repairs there have sud denly been ordered, to sea in an un finished condition. PARIS KNOWS NOTHING. Paris, Jan. 1. Absolutely nothing is known in official circles of the advices j sent from Paris to the Japanese min ister in London to the effect that Rus sia had decided not to grant the Japanese proposals. It is pointed out morever that Foreign Minister Del Casse left Paris tonight for Nice j which, it is thought, he certainly would not have done If serious news had been i received. RUSSIAN COMMENT. Moscow, Jan. 1. The government's order to publish nothing relative to the movement of troops is patriotically ob served by every Moscow paper. One editor said: "I know exactly which di- (Continued on Page Five.) 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Long Distance Telephone No. E6L PANAMA RUMOR Sinking of Colombian Ves sel by American Warship DEPARTMENTUNINFORMED A Report That the Colombian Troops Landed in the Southern Part of tht New Republic An Investigation in Progress by American Vessels. Colon, Jan. 1. There were persist ent rumors here yesterday again th.t the Colombian gunboat. General Pin zon has been sunk by AmMivan v-ar-rhips. Then was no corfirmation of the report. The Mayflower to which Admiral Coghlan transferred his flag yerrenjay was out in the harbor tSis mom'.n. There are no ships of war here. It Is not kcivn whether the IndUti chief. Inanaqiiira, left this territory of his own accord or wan forced to d. by Colombians. Much imjottniv seems attached to that point. Ta cruiser Oiynipia and the gunboat Ca tine have not returned from the dir"--tion of Cart I, where they went to in vestigate tl;e situation. . dispatch to the Associated Pre - from Colon. Dec. 31. said that a ma? had arrived there from Carti and re ported to Governor Mlend-2 that th Colombian troops landed at Cartt -fi Dec. 21; and conferred with the Indian chief, Inanaquina I'w was afterward taken aboard that vessel :.ml it vu thought conveyed to Cartagena. DENIED AT DEPARTMENT. Washington. Jan. 1. Assistant Sec retary Dar!:r.g. of lht navy dp.rr ment. srid tonight that he had re ceived no newr whatever wi:h rf Ter ence to the rumored sinking of a Col ombian vessel by an American -ship aVid th.it he believed the rx::n. was withoi t foundation in fact. CONFESSION OF MURDER Three Denver Young Men Tried to Hold Up a Country Store, Denver, Jan. 1. At the police Mo tion this afternoon Fred Arnold. ; c J eighteen yei.rs, confessed to compli-ity n the muidr of Mrs. Ainandi Youngblood and the probably fatil shooting of her son. Robert, while at tempting to rob a little grocery store kept by Mrs?. Youngblood and her hu bnnd, Thomas M. Youngbloe!. in Val verde, a suburb of Denver. Arnold's confession Implicated New ton Andrews, aged 20, and Chrl- li ters, 24 years old. the former of whom he said had done the shooting. IJtli are under arrest. The young men drove to the Yxung bloodvftore and gained admiM-ion ty asking permission to use the telephr". They tried to hold up the elder Youngblood who admitted them, but although 64 years of age, he resisted until stunned by a blow on ;he head with a revolver. The wife and son who car.ie to the rescue were shot down, the former dying almost instantly, and the latter receiving a probably fatal wound in the head. He has a wife and four small children. Late tonight it was announced that Andrews and Peters had both con fessed, practically confirming the statement of Arnold. Threats of lynching having lieeM made, the offle-ers tonight sent the t risoners to Colorado Springs for safe keeping. WATER!