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UR73 SECTI3I Pc;:s 1 to 0. btertb for THE OMAHA DCEI Best & West VOL. XXXVII NO. 280. OMAHA, SATURDAY MORXIXO, MAY 1 003 SIXTEEN' PAGES. SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS. WHEAT CROP IS OFF Estimate for May 1 Showi 4.2 Per Cent of Acreage Abandoned. CONDITION ALSO SHOWS DECREASE Decline of 2.3 Per Cent During Month J of April it Noted. SPRING PLOWING IS BACKWARD Acreage Broken May 1, 4.9 Per Cent Lest Than Same Time Last Year. MARKET ADVANCES SHARPLY Hub- of etr York Short (0 Over aitae a Rise of Three Onto exporter Buy "enrly Million Bushels. WASH INGTON, May 8. The Department of Agriculture in Its nummary of the May crop report Issued today, places the total area of winter wheat standing on May 1 yn be harvested at SJ.7M,ono acre whlnh la 4.2 per cent, or 4,818,000 acres less than' the area reported as sown last fall and S.8 per rent or 1.(19.000 acres more than the area of winter wheat harvested last year. The . average condition of the (rowing winter wheat on May,l was 89 per cent of a normal as Compared with 91.3 per cent on April 1 and 82.9 per cent on May 1, 1907. In rye the average condition of the crop was 90.3 per cent of a normal as compared with 89.1 on April 1 and 88 per cent on May 1, 1907. Of the total acreage of the spring plow ing contemplated, 66.8 per cent Is reported as actually completed up to May 1 as com pered with 71.6 per cent at the correspond ing date last year. Of spring planting 61.7 per cent was completed on May I, against 4" per cent on May 1, 1907. The following table shows for the prin cipal winter wheat states the per cent of the area sown last fall which has been abandoned, the area remaining on May 1 and the condition of winter wheat on the dates Indicated: Condition of Winter Wheat. 1 Con. Slates Per cent Area dttlun aband- remain- May I, one Ing. 9ii. Av. ... 2.5- ' S,7VM ' K4 87 . .. 2.1 8.721 .IKO H4 78 ... 2.4 2.4. ') ' M ft") ... 4.0 2.2Sfi.0O) 87 93 . .. '.'.0 ?.22ii.CiO S.' XH . . 2.0 J.OhS.ono PI 80 - Kansas 1rtlana Illinois Nebraska .... Vrac.url Olio IVnnaMvmla .1 a'ifoi nln .Til. OVen-ma . .. S.3 United Hlatf 1.2 l.fiWI.OM) 97.i il 1.S47,flOO 29.7S1.OO0 "88 Ml 92 9 88 82 88 86.8 The averuge condition of meadow (hay)' lands on May 1 was 93.S per cent of normal an compared with 84.8 per cent on May 1, lfK7. and Sft.i per cent, the mean of the averages on May 1 of the last ten years. The avciage condition of pastilles on May 1 waa 92.S per cent of a, normal, as com pared Willi 7?.8 per cent cu May L. 1907. and 7.8 per cent of the mean of the averages ' May 1 of the lut teu years.. ! lienor! I it set a C'alcnUttona. .NEW YORK. May 8.-The government crop report today upset all calculation in tile Ideal wheat market, causing a rush of shorts to buy to protect their contracts. Prices jumped about 8 cents a bushel in the last hour and exporters bought every thing In sight, taking nearly 1,000,000 bushels on the fear of . a small crop of'wlnter wheat. Owing to light stocks here, May com ad vanced to M cents per bushel, it gain of 3 cents over last night's closing and a new high record for the p'resenl crop. MRS. FINK IS '. NOT INSANE i Former County Treasurer Loses ".nit to Have Wife Placed Is Asylum. PHILADELPHIA. May 8.-Bpecial.)-Roticrt Kink, former . city treasurer of Omaha, lost his suit here to have his wife declared Insane. Kink gave as one reason why the should be declared Insane that she kept the ashes of 'her second husband In the room where lie, her third, slept. The Jury declared this did not show Insanity. . Former Count and City Treasurer Kink now has suits pending In the local courts hi regard ' to tnV property which he deeded to his wife afler their marriage and which, lie says, she- refused to deed back to him when she luft for Philadelphia, where she lid been living for some tlmu. He began Hie proceedings to have Jier placed in an Insane asylum some time ago there. ROLLS. MUFFINS. CORN BREAD Army Men Will Not Be Deprived at These, bat Plain Mroaa Is Tabooed. WASHINGTON. May g.-Tht solders will not he deprived of'the solace of bis cuits, hot rolls, muffins and corn bread Is the assurance given the army men by the secretary of war hi a decision. Just published. The paragraph cf the army regulations forbidding the baking of bread by companies aj various posts Is construed by the depsrtmcnt to apply only to hak.'ry brrad or loaves baked at the post bakery for Inane td troops. It Is not, however. Intended to prevent organizations from baking other kinds of bread, such as biscuits, rolls, muffin an I corn bread for (heir own use. BANKER PLEADS 'NOT GUILTY Head of First National of Kxrelelor prlaas. Ma.. Denies Making Falsa Statements. U.'.NtAS CITY, May 8. General Hoa tutlir. t ashler of the First National bank of Excelsior b'prirss. Mo., and a well known banker In the southwest, apiieared n tho federal court here today and pleaded not guilty to an indictment returned lust week against him. The lndlrtnati.1, which was not made public until today, contains fifteen counts. Nice of the counts are for alleged inUaststementa In reports of the hank's condition to the comptroller of the currency. ' OHIO ME.1 TO VISIT PtIRVIKW social Train Will Take Democrats ' to Denver Contention. -nl.rvim'a. O.. May 8. Clark Ixxiiilitv. assistant clerk of the Ohio senate, bus, ar ranged a 4ixalal '.rain to carry the Ohio delegates from Columbua to the national democratic, convention. He expects to ob tain at least 400 passenger so that the train will be comimsed of twelve or four teen Pullman coaches. The Ohio special will atop at the bryaa farm is Nebraska en Ue reiur lrl , SUMMARY OF THE BEE eterdar, Mar . lf0. 1908 AAy loos sr.' -mov TTz. Ufa im ffj &r 1 2 3 4 5 6 Z 8 9 10 12 13 14 15 16 1Z 18 19 20 21 22 23 25 26 2Z 28 29 30 Til WHATSIS. VOn OMAHA. COUNCIL HI.ITFS AND Vlf'INIT Y Fnlr Bnd warmer P.-iturdsy. KOFI NKRRA8KA Saturday Increasing cloudiness, with warmer In esnt pirtlon. FOR. IOWA Fair and rising temperature Saturday. Hour. Der. r a. m 41 . m 40 7 a. m 44 8 a. m 48 h. m M 10 a. m 55 11 a. ni 68 12 in 80 1 p. m 2 p. m..... 83 3 p. in... 84 4 p. m 85 R p. m 8 8 p. ni 85 7 p. in 4 8 p. m 8t 9 p. m 68 DOMESTIC. Bishop Thoburn asks the general ebn ference to relieve him from duty. Page 1 Two more bodies were" dug up on the farm of Mrs. Oulnness at La Porte. Page 1 Governor Sheldon presents the Nebraska silver service to the men of the battle ship at San Francisco. Page 1 Two blocks In the heart of the business district of Atlanta burn, entailing a loss of f 1.600.000. rage 1 Heroic efforts made Jo save the men oti the oil steamer Bickers are at last re warded by weather that permitted th men to leave the vessel. Page Prince Zueulenbtirg Is placed under ar rest on the rharge of perjury. Page 2 Condition of wheat In the United Htates Is better than last year. Page 1 roxEiair- Ald from America la given to the widow of the Lisbon asmissln. Page 1 VXBBABKA. Heavy fire loss at Illger In a midnight blase. Page 3 Miss Pearl Taylor, who was assaulted at Mlndcn by her brother-in-law, dies of her Injuries. Page S Lumber dealers will not ask for a re hearing of the case recently decided In the supreme court. George D. Bennett, secretary of the State Board of Assess ment, dies at Lincoln. i Page 3 COKXXKCXAI. AMD I2TSUSTKIAX.. Live stock market. Page 13 Grain markets. Page 13 Stocks and bonds. Page 13 KOTEXIRTI OP OCEAN STEAMSHIPS. Port. Arrlred. Sailed. KRW YORK Caronla Celtlr NKW YORK Main Amrrlka MHW- YORK Teutonic UVKRPUOU ' ', ...I.a Provanrs . ..Odrlr ...r.rp.thla NAPI.KS Qt.KKN TOWN -. Aortaii ' HAMBUItO rrealdrnt Lisceht JUDGMENT AGAINST THE TIMES London Newspaper Must Pay P.nitll.h Pabllahere Large Bum as . Damages. IJNDON. May 8. John Murray, the pub lisher, has obtained a verdict of fcil.&lG damages against the London Times because the Tlms accused the publishing firm of extortion in selling the letters of the lato Quen Elizabeth at a liUh price. Tills cuso has been an Incident In the war between the Times nnd the book publishers of I.on don which btssn when th Times Inaugur ated a book club scheme In connection with subscriptions to the paper, and has attracted much attention in Ixndon. AID TO LISBON ASSASSINS Widow of Man. Who Killed Kiss Car los llrana Money from American Dank. LISBON", May 8.-E1 Mundo declared to day that the widow of Manuel Buissa, the man who shot and killed King Carlos of Portugal on February 1, has drawn 84.000 which waa deposited to her husband's order In an American bank. The paper demands that an Investigation he made to find out who placed this money In the bank and whether other funds have been deposited to the credit of other members of the "Black CroKS." BIG ELEVATORS tb BE BUILT (.raail Trnnk Railroad Will Balld Im I mease Ptoraae Buildings on Kam River. WINNIPEG. Man.. May 8. -The Grand I Trunk Railway company announced today that the company will erect six lO.OOO.OnO bunhel elevators on the Kam river at Fort Williams. Work will be started this spring. Plan to Lease Delaroa Bay. LISBON, May S The Economlat today announces that Delgoa bay in Portuguese East Africa probably will be leased to the Transvaal as an outcome of a conference recntly held at Pretoria. Although this would materially relieve the colonial bud get of Portugal, the paper regards the move as unnlee. I'ralrle Fire Kmprnsive. j tSIOCX FALLS. 8. U. May . (Special 4 - 1 1 liiitin.i'M, u pi iMiiiiieni tanner rcsiu- ing near the little lu oft Manchester, Kiiigaburv county. Iih.i Juit settled for loMpea cauxi'd by. a fiaiiie fire which was accidentally started by one of his sons, and finds that the little accident cost him I lie sum of 8W) in cash. The ho 11 set fire to some e'.nbl.lc 111 a field where he was operating a dlx- in:u .iiie, a fireguard hav ing been plowed aiound the field. Whan the fire hu't nearly burned itself out a whirlwind rw pt over the field and riled some of the live embers, rur the fireguard and set .ire M I hi' praim Blaek llllla Kpnrorth l.ragne. STl'RtllS. 8. D.. May .-SM.cial Tele gram.) The Rlack Hills district convention of the Epworth league closed here last night after a four days' session. Officers elected are: President, William Rowden, Hot Springs; first vice president, C. E. Ciandall. Epearflsh; second vice president, Mrs. WUliain Bradley, Sturgls; third vice president, Mrs. hT. Holmes. Roubsix; fourth vice president, Juliet Ilrown. Biurgia; secre tary, Mrs, M. Wolamotii. Spearflsh; treas urer. Prof. E. L. liaak, I -end lily. I ) L'uelld Avenna Trnet AMlgaa. CLEVEI-AND. O. May 8 Tho Jiuclld Avvnue Trust company of thia city tudav made an assignment to the Cleveland Trust company In the insolvency court. No state ment of assets or liabilities were given. The last statement Issued by the concern gave the assets i."00,Oj0, liabilities, Il.?uu,0u0. TWO ATLANTA BLOCKS BURN Los. of Million and Half Dollar, in Southern City. NO L0S5 OF LIFE IS REPORTED Terminal Hotel and v Hoaaea la lite' Towa .jjr"e Raalaeaa Daws r .'C. OJ bu sl- nc - -as l', for h the bit haps w. rfils today i ..ch threatened instruction throguh .'rn'of the city and per t" the entire downtown dis- The fire loss may be conservatively esti mated at p.ROO.000. The Terminal hotel, one of the largest In the city, la a mass of brick. It had on Its register 200 guests when the fire started a block away. Every one escaped. Nearby there waa several other small hotels, but In these there waa no lose of life, nor waa there any in the Terminal hotel. The fire started In the Rchlesslnger Meyer Baking company, Madison and Nel son streets, at 8:80 this morning and within, a few minutes the building was in flames. The wagons had Just started away wltii their early morning loads of bake-stuff when the alarm waa given, and an attempt waa made to start the electric elevator In the Br.hleselnger building, to awaken the employes asleep there. The elevator failed to respond to the starting mechanism and the fire authorities bellevo the fire may have been due to some defect In the elec tric elevator. Flames Had BlaT Headway. When the first fire company arlved the building was a mass of flames. Chief Cummlngs Immediately turned In a general alarm. Flamea were shooting from every window of the, big building that ran tho entire block from Nelson to Mitchell street on Madison, and were leaping high In the air from tho middle of the building. The water pressure was poor and try as they could the firemen could not get a stream that would carry above the second floor. Half an hour after the fire atarted, threatening walls made It necessary to remove the engines on the Mitchell street side of the building, and fifty firemen with streams of water playing upon them drag god the engines to a placie of safety. Meanwhile high power trolleys and elec tric light wire .were falling everywhere, ruirta nf ...11. jt . . ... uiijiiig oui ana witn the high wind prevailing the flames were shot across the street to the Terminal hotel which acted aa a aort of a flue for the fire. Floor after floor of the Terminal hotel was aoon ablaze. The firemen were fought back unrtl they were In the rear of the Terminal hotel, where lack of water again retarded any effort to check the fire. Within half an hoHr the walls and roof of the hotel had fallen In. Esolosloas Tonnle w.ti. Spreading from Madison street to Nelson '" " I,r i" way Into the Liquid Carbonic company "structure, a ffve-story building to the east and within a short space of time there were two terr'.fie ex plosions, which seemed to carry all retain ing walls and the roof of this building to the basement. -Next to the Carbonlo company's build ing waa the Inman block, which faced on Forsyth street. This building was a three story building extending from Nelson street on Forsyth north to Mitchell, and con tained nine or ten business concerns. A narrow alley senarateH h t. block from the fire and It waa soon a mass 01 names anrt nre company after fire com pany was drawn awav from - . DHui. 1 1 'J their combined forces applied here, for it was at thia point the fire was to be stopped from crossing Mitchell and Forsyth streets and burning further Into the city. East of the Terminal hotel, on Mitchell, waa the Marlon hotel annex, and Chllds hotel. -The fire stopped after ruining the latter hotel. Across the street, postoffico station "B," the most Important sub-station in the city, the Southern Suspender company and the Southern Handkerchief Manufacturing company, the Georgia Vehicle company, the PleHmr.ni xj, L - - ii.i VIMII- pany and MeClure's Ten-Cent store all fell away like so many cigar boxes. Plremea Raa for Lives. Mitchell street from Madison avenue to Forsyth was one great furnace, flames shooting acrosa the street from either side with falling walls everywhere and danger to life and limb Imminent, but the firemen stuck to' their work and did not draw bank until they finally had to drop their !ioa and run for their lives as the last wall of the Piedmont Hat company came down leaving a clear space across a whole block where once was one of the business blocks of the city. VICTOR BENDER TAKES STAND Conaell BlaJTe Editor Telle Congres. aloaal Committee of Rise la Price af Paper. WASHINGTON. May 8.Vlctor K, Ben--der. publisher of the Dally Nonpareil, Coun cil Bluffs, la., was the only witness ex amined today by the special committee of the house that la Investigating the wood pulp and print paper question. He testified that ten years ago he paid 81.70 per 100 pounds for paper delivered In Council Bluffs $"50 that h'" pr'"ont cont',et called for The committee left wishlngton today for Corinth. N. Y.. where they will Invest! gate the Hudson Tsper mill and also ex amine aome of the operatives there. SENATOR'S CLAIM IS VALID DIstTlrt Supreme Court Holds Okla. noma Man and Uthers Entitled to Money. WASHINGTON. May 8. -Justin. n..,.. 1 -- uiiuiu VI j the district eupreme court today decided mat acnaior uwen of Oklahoma, former Menator Butler of South Carolina and IVvlla t IW r. .n.i.1.4 ..... - ... .., . .......... m a (ee or WjO payment of which from the United biaies treasury lis a been enjoined on com plaint of the law firm of Shelley at Martin of this city In a 85.000,000 claim of the Cher okeea against the government. Justice Gould held that no fraud had been shown. BANK PRESIDENT . ARRESTED Kderard Bockemohle of Kllinwood. Kan.. Beer Ives Depoelte When Institution la Insolvent. GREAT BEND. Kan.. May a-EdarJ Bockemohle. president of Ibe defunct bank of Kllinwood. which waa, closed by a bank examiner In January last, was arrested here last night on a warrant charging him with receiving deposits after be knew the Institution waa InsolvenC AMERICA WILL SEND A TEAM Work of Pleklna Riper) Riflemen Will Benin Soon In Open Competition. WASHINGTON. Ms$ P. The National Rifle association announces with relation to a team to represent the ITnlted States In the Olympic rlfls matches at Bisley, England. July 9. 10 and 11 this year that it has been definitely decided to send a team consisting of eight shooting members, six principals and two alternates. Selection of the team will be made by open competition. to which any citizen shall be eligible, at a place and a date to be announced later. The t'nlted States magazine rifle, model 1903, with four-pound ' trigger pull and pointed bullet ammunition, will be used at distances of 2nn. ROO. son, 8n, 900 and 1.0(H) yards, two slghters and fifteen shots at each rana-e; position. Including 51 yards. prone without artificial rest. Names of candidates for positions on the team should be forwarded at one? to the office of the National Rifle association, Washington, D. C, by competent authorities. .The team as selected will be assembled on or about June 20 and return to this country about July 20. No one should be certified to as a csndi dste who Is not prepared to remain with the team for that length of time. Expenoes of the team will tie paidJfrom date of selec tion until return. This announcement has been sent to the War department. Navy department, marine corps and the adjutants general of every state, state rifle association and rifle clubs. MORGAN HAS HARVESTER STOCK Testimony in Jefferson City Ilenrlng Shows Xm York Syndicate to Be Interested. JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., May S. -Cyrus H. McCormick, president of the Interna tional Harvester companies of America and New Jersey, today testified further doncernlng the organization of the Inter national Harvester cdmpany of New Jer sey. He said that of the 1110,000,00 capital stock Sl'O.OOO.OOO wss contributed by J. P. Morgan & Co. of New York and the other J100.000.OiX) by five Harvester companies whose property waa sold to the company and was appraised at 876,000.000. 11 said the company had expended J15,O00,00O since 1903 In betterments and that dividends amounting to 822,200,000 had been paid In the last flva years by the New Jersey com pany. Mr. McCormick said the International Harvester company of America had not paid any dividends, but lias a surplus of 8400,000. He further stated that prices re mained the same after the merger In 11)02 until thia yer, when a general increase of 5 per cent had been made In the selling price for li. He agreed to furnish all papers that Attorney General Hadley may require in the hearing. MISS PEARL TAYLOR IS DEAD Yonng Minden Woman Assaulted by Brothrr-ln-I,av Passed Away' from Injuries. -MINDEN,- Neb.. May . 8.-fepecial Telo gratn.) Pearl Taylor died thia morning at, 7 o'clock, as the result uf j he shock c f the assault, April 2S, by her brother-in-law, Bert Taylor. The young woman waa 17 tears of age Thursday. She had been choked and beaten about the head until concussion of the brain resulted, death re sulting Immediately from cerebral trouble. The funeral will be held here tomorrow. Miss Taylor'a death makes the third in the family in a year. Her sister, the wife of her assailant, died about a year ago. Her brother, James Taylor, a young man, who was In the prime of life and Just en tering a prosperous career, died as the re sult of an oprralion for appendicitis. There Is no trace yet of Bert Taylor, though the officials have not relaxed their efforts to capture him. It is believed de tectives have been for some time working upon the case, but the authorities here will not disclose the methods employed for Tay lor's capture. CASH I ERTlRREST SENSATION Government OlMclaU Find "o Further Shortage In Alleaheny Ka tlonnl Rank. PITTSBURG, Pa., May . According to the United States government officials there are no developments in the aliened Irregularltlea of Hie Allegheny National bank, which became public yesterday through the arrest of Mr. Montgomery, the cashier, on a charge of embezzling 8l'.0O0 of the bank's funds. National Bank Ex aminer William ! Folds, who made the charge against Caahler Montgomery, Is making a further examination of the af fairs of the bank today. The arrest of Montgomery, who Is prominent in business, social and political circles, continues to be one of the greatest sensations that have oc curred here In seral years. The extent of We shortage caused no alarm 1n financial circles nor among de positors of the Allegheny National bank and the Institution opened as usual today. According to a report today, Cashlef Mont gomery will restore the entire amount of the shortage. DEATH RECORD. s A Ion so T. I.onx. Alnnzo T. Long. 61 years of age, died Fri day morning at his home, 2M8 South Thlrty aecond Street, from diabetes. Mr. Long has lived in Omaha about six years and is sur vived by bis wife and three children. The funeral probably will be held fTom the family residence Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, although this will not be definitely decided until one of the daughters who Is in the east is heard from. Interment will be at Forest I,awn qemetery. J. C. Morrorr. J. C. Morrow died Friday morning at his home, 122 North Twenty-sixth street. He was bO years of age and had lived In the city for many years. lie was for a long time chief clerk In charge of the fast mall service. Funeral services will be held at the house Sunday, at 4 p. m. The body will be taken to Newberg, N. Y., for burial. Jerome Flannery. NEW YORK, May 8. Jerome Flannery, the leading authority on cricket In the United States, is dead of consumption. For fourteen yejirs he was the editor of the American Cricket Annual. Mrs. Jennie Colvln. Mis. Jennie Colvln, 28 years of age, died Thursday at Thirty-fourth and Meredith avenue. The body will be taken to Shenan doah, la., her home, where funeral services Will be held 8111 (lav. Anthrax In Herd of I'atlle. STUROIS. 8. 1.. May 8 (Special Tele grarp ) Anthrax has broken out among, the cattle owned by John Fredericks, six miles north of Biurgia. Fredericks today wired J. P. Foster, state veterinarian, of the situ ation anal he will probably arrive here too a. MORE BODIES ARE DUG UP Eleven in All Found on Premises of Mri. Guinness. MYSTERY ABOUT HER DEEPENING Measurement of Corpse In Darned House Does Not Correspond to Her Description One Identlfleatln. CHICAGO, May a. A dispatch from X.a Porte, Ind., says that Mrs. Belle Ouln ness is alive. This waa established be yond a reasonable doubt yesterday. Care ful measurements were taken of the head less truck of the woman found la the mine of the horned home, which at first was thought to he the body of Mrs. Oulnness. Thia resulted In the revelation that the dead woman was not snore than half the size or weight of the siren who 1 sup posed to bar lnred a score of men to their death. In addition to the convincing testimony of the tape half a doaea of the moat Inti mate friends of Mrs. Guinness asserted with the posltivsnese of absolnte convic tion that the dead body was not that of mistress of the castle of death on the McClung road. LA PORTE, Ind., May 8. Two more bodies were unearthed at the Guinness farm today In a grave rtear the spot where three of the four bodies were exhumed Wednesday. The first to be turned up Is undoubtedly that of a grown male, and the second la believed to be the bonc-s of a woman. A soft spot under a pile of refuse was selected as the most promising place to begin. The digger had not been long at his task when he turned up a spadeful of bones, and before 9 o'clock the body, that of a full grown male, had been entirely exposed. The skeleton, which was badly disarticulated, was scattered, but the bones were In a good state of preservation. It Is believed that the body has been under ground about two years. The second skele ton was found In the same place, and di rectly underneath the first, with an Inter vening space of earth. The bones are much smaller and thought to be those of a woman. This skeleton waa tn an articu lated state also, the tools of the digger probably having to do with the breaking and scattering of the smaller bonnes. Many Sightseers Visit Farm. As early as 7 o'clock this morning bug gies, backs and wagons carrying curious sightseers, started for the farm, and by 8 o'clock more than 1,000 people had gathered upon the beautiful sloping scene of the crimes. Farmers, merchants, clerks, towns people of adjacent towns and villages and visitors from, far away cities made up the crowd that morbidly watched the monoton ous turning of earth. When It wns learned In this city that more bodies had been found, many more repaired to the scene ot death. l,- That more bodies will be found today Is confidently believed.' This expression of Opinion is expressed by the authorities and causes renewed excitement. New evidence connecting Ray Lamphere wlib the more recent deaths at the Guin ness farm and the possible discovery of additional graves 6n tho premises were the chief developments expected In today's ex poundings of the mysteries. It was predicted by the authorities that further discoveries would be made Tills view was shared by all who have followed the case and it was strengthened by more or less tangible evidence which has lien drifting Into Pa Porte sinco early yester day. One of tho outside camniunlcail jns which arrived yesterday was from Provi dence, R. 1. A message from the eastern city said Dial one of the victims of the death farm may have been from that city. Confirmation of this Is not obtainable, but In the present state of development of evi dence it Is given aonio consideration. Evidence Agnlnat Lamphere. What the inquiries of Prosecutor R. N. Smith into the alleged connection of Ray Lamphere with the crimes will develop l.i exciting Interest, l'eputy Sheriff Boy Marr, who is aiding the state's attorney In this line of work, claims that he will today produce witnesses to strengthen the testi mony of Louis Roule, Bessie Wallace and Nettie Shoemaker, who yesterday told the authorities that Lamphere hud asserted that he knew enough concerning Mrs. Guinness to convict her of serious crimes and had threatened to reveal this evidence In revenge for her prosecutions of him. One of theso new witnesses, It Is sa'd, took part In the conversion between Roule and Lamphere, and, It Is fuither reported, Is of unquestioned Integrity and standing in the community. When more bodies were found on the Guinness farm today fresh mysteries con fronted the authorities. Thus far only three of the eleven bodies have leen iden tified. The known victims are Jennie Ol seu, the lfi-yoar-old foster daughter of Mrs. GulnneBs; Andrew Helgelcln of Mans field, S. V.. and Ole O. Budsberg of Iola, Wis. One female corpse and those of five males yet remain unidentified, beside the two found today. Despite the searching in vestigations of the sheriff and state's at torney there Is as yet almost no clue to the Identity of these bodies. Their task Is complicated by the fact that tho bodies have been In the ground for at least eighteen months. Plakerfon Men at Work. That the Plnkerton operatlvea who were brought Into the affair yestetday may be able to discover fresh evidence Is the hope of Sheriff Smutzer and Prosecutor Smith. The outsider! are In cliarxe of C. J. Smith and he Is said to have four asslstanta. Two of these, It is said, have been de tailed to search neighboring farms for In formation regarding Mrs. Guinness' estab lishment. The others are working under the direction of the sheriff. The woman frequently changed her sig. nature, some times signing "Gunneas" and often writing It Guinness." The gener ally accepted spelling of the name, how ever, in La. Porte is "Gunness." The rain ceased early this morning and digging was begun early by Sheriff Smut ger, who departed from his usual cuatom of having several men at work with spades and put only one man at It. The sheriff was too busy this morning to talk to newspaper men. Prosecuting At torney Smith also refused to say anything. It Is said that the Piukertona are picking apart whatever evidence they have gath ered. Conorer Mack was engaged until an early hour this morning taking the de positions of the Budsberg boys and Edwin Chapin, the iola. Wis., merchant, who ac companied them. These reveal no facta not already publlshed Another important witness against Lamp here, the suspected, murderer. Is said to have been found tn a person named Pur- (.Continued on Page Two.) FEW TO WELCOME NAVAL HERO Only a Smell tnmli.r Admiral Sehler Depot. Recognise at Nnt even the keen eye of a Spanish ca valC''J'ouM discover anything but good natu. and mild manners In the face of Admiral Winfleld Scott Pchlry, hero of Santiago, when he stepped from the North western train at I:.) jesterday afternoon and greeted General Charles Manderson, whose guest he will be until Sunday after noon. The admiral greetod General Manderson with a hearty handshake, while Mrs. Schley, who accompanied her. dlstlngulsht d husband on his trip, bestowed upon the general apostolic greeting, and led the party from the train. Tn her arms Mrs. Schley carried two large bouquets of roses, one presented to her by the school children of Yankton. S. !., where Admiral Schley attended a meeting of the high degree Masons. Another bou quet wss presented to Mrs. Schley at Slong City, the gift of the Eastern Stare snd Ma sonic bodies. With the courtesy of an American naval officer the admiral allowed Mrs. Schley to pass the first pleasantries. As he handed one. trunk heck to the transfer agent, Mrs. Schley said: "We've only got one trunk: that proves that T am not a bride even If 1 hsve been earning flowers on the trsln. Some people have thought we were a young couple, but I could prove that I am not a bride If I Just had some of my grand children here." Admiral Schley was met only by hla host. As the party passed along the depot plat forms few If any except a few detectives knew that the dapper little man, with the smiling face and unnecessary gold headed cane, was one of the greatest naval heroes of the nineteenth century. All eyes were centered on the party because of those two big bouquets of roses. An automobile In waiting took the party to the home of General Manderson, 510 Sotitb Thirty-eighth avenue, where Admiral and Mrs. Schley were given an opportunity to rest after a tiresome trip from Yankton, S. D., where they left at an early hour Friday morning. For newspaper photogra phers the admiral lifted his hat Mrs. Schley held up her flowers. To the union elation assistant the admlrnl gave his usual half-dollar from a little black purse which was Just large enough to hold "tip" money on a trip of 110 to 200 miles on the ordinary American railroad. "I believe In tips." said the admiral, a$ the automobile started off. "It makes every one feel good and I always carry change to pay those who make It so com fortable for me to travel." Admiral Schley recalled at once his last trip to Omaha, when he was a guest of General Manderson on a trip through tho west. It was on this occasion that General Manderson sought to give the naval hero a rest by taking out a special train and running to Denver, then to Salt Lake City and back over the Union Pacific through Wyoming. But there was no rest on the trip. The admiral had achieved too much for his country and enthusiasm and patriot Ism ran high. VALVE OF BIG NAVAL CRl'ISR Admlrnl gphley "ays It Will Roaae Public Interest In Anvy. "As a result of the trip of the American fleet around the world and such receptions as have ben accorded the grer.t boats nnd their officers by the Pacific coast cities, the enthusiasm of the people of the United States will reach a high point and they will be more willing to urge Its Improve ment and maintalnaii.ee at that high point of efficiency, when; it has stood from the time of John Paul Jones to 'Ninety-eight.' " In reply to the question as to what effect the trip of the fleet would have at home and abroad. Admiral Winfleld Scott Schley, made the answer quoted. "Abroad, I do not know of any questions now ope.n which would cause comment be cause of the movement of the fleet around the world." said the admiral. "It Is perfectly proper that the great boats should make the trip and my predic tion is that they will make It successfully. "Less than this no boat In the navy should be able to do. i They should all be cquHl to any distance and any teat of endurance." ' Asked as to the differences between con vi hs and President Roosevelt, the ad miral replied: "Well, experience has been my best teacher, and I saw the time In 1S98, when we would have given a great deal for a few more ships but we did not have them. "Now If the time" ever comes and I pray God It will be remote when we need ships and the navy must demonstrate its ef ficiency. It will be better for us to have four ships than to need two. There Is some difference, of opinion as to whether we should enlarge the navy, but it is always Is'bt to be safe." Speaking of the recent crltlciams of the American navy. Admiral Schley said: "It is simply nn academic question as to where the armor belt should be, and whether It should be higher or lower de pends on the conditions. "If we were allowed to choose the weather each time when the ships are to be in action, it might be possible to settle Just where the belt should be, but aa I say It la purely academic and the criticisms of this kind are not unexpected. They are criticising the Bible now and It is 2,000 years old. No wonder aome criticise the battle ships.' which are only 2 years old. But no man ever built a house one year, but what be could have built another better next year. "I do not have any use for the criticisms. I believe our navy, ship for Bnp man for man and gun for gun. la the equal of any navy in the world, and If I et my own feelings get away with me, I might say it waa better than that." WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL Two Contrarte Let for Cnnal on Belle Fourrhe Irrigation , Project. fFiom a Staff Coriespondent.) WASHINGTON, May 8.A(Speclal 'Tele gram.) In connection with south canal of the Bello Fourche Irrigation project in South Dakota, the follow iig contracts have been awarded. Mr. Leonard 8elt of Vale, S. D., for the construction of sec tion two A, 88.06J; J. W. McNeel of North Platte, Neb., for the conatructlon of sec tlon two B. SO.OKit. Malcolm Hayden, Alexander Acblsher and Nelsou K. iJifferty have been appointed letter carriers and Andrew McMinlme. substitute carrier at Ivnlaon. Ia,, effective May 15, when city delivery will be estaV liblicd. PRESIDENT CUTF0R STROLL Despite Rain .Ksrcullie nnd Prof, nurrouaras Take l.onaj Walk at Plan Knot. CHAIU.OTTESV1LLE. Va., May 8.-De-spile the rain which fell during the night 'resident Roosevelt and Prof. Burroughs went for a long stroll through the woods of Pine Knot early today SILVER FROM STATE Governor Sheldon Present! Service to the Battleship Nebraska. BRIEF FORMAL SPEECHES MADE Toasts to Health of State and 600 j Luck to the Ship. CALIFORNIA ALSO REMEMBERED Silver Service is Presented to Ship by Governor Gillette. METCALF REVIEWS BIG FLEET Secretary of Navy Sees Assembled Flahtlng. Machines from the Quarterdeck of lianboat Vorklonn, SAN FRANCISCO, May 8.-Seirctry of the Navy Metcalf. on the quarter deck Of the trim little gunboat Yorkiown, today re viewed the forty-four assembled . ships ot the combined Atlantic and Pacific fleets at anchor In Oakland fairway of the harbor. Rear Admiral Hoblcy V. Evans, who is closing his last day of command, was not able to go aboard his old flagship, as hs had Intended, to participate In the review. The admiral was much fatigued by lit e long ride yesterday In the land parade. He probably will leave for the east tomor row morning and will not again set foot on the bridge of the flagship Connecticut. The day of the review was" brilliant with sunshine and the harbor was crowded with launches' and excursion craft. As the Yorktown steamed out of the Oakland mole with the secretary's flag flying the ships began a salute of seventeen gun In unison. Then as the little gunboat turned down the first lane between tho battleships of the second Atlantic squad-, ron and the armored cruisers of the Pa cific fleet the ships began to fire Indi vidual salutes as the reviewing bjat cleared their after gangways. The Tork towu then passed between the battleships of the first Atlantic squadron and the tor pedo flotillas. After the review the flag and commanding officers were received on board the Yorktown, which cast anchor near the Connecticut. Sliver services this afternoon were pre sented to the battleship Nebraska snd the armored cruiser California. Governor Sheldon of Nebraska made the presentation speech on board the Nebraska. The service was accepted, by Captain R. F. Nicholson, amid the cheers of the of ficers. At the conclusion of the brief for mal speeches the health of the state and a hearty good luck to the battleship In lime of peace or war were drunk. Governor J. N. Gillette made the presentation speech on the cruiser California and the service for that ship was accepted by Captain W. L. Cottman, the commander. .' . T A K A II I R A SKND CORDIAL NOTE Japanese Ambassador Remembers "aa Francisco Committee. BAN FRANCISCO, May 8. The fleet com mittee received yesterday a cordial not from Baron K. Takahlra, Japanese am bassador to the United States, In which lie. took occasion, while expressing regret at his Inability to participate In San Fran cisco's festivities, to state his belief that the approaching visit of the war vessel) to the orient would Inaugurate s new epocr In the friendly relations between the two powers. He referred to the great servlc rendered mankind by Prsldent Roosevell when he brought war In Manchuria to an end, and closed his communication by draw ing a parallel between the famous mission of Commodore Perry to Japan and the pro jected voyage of the united squadrons to the shores of bis country. DEPOSITIONS IN PRATT CASE Friend gays Mrs. Pratt Complained of Lonaevlty of the Colonel. In support 'of his allegation that Mrs Julia Montgomery Pratt married him foi his money and not In good faith. Colonel James H. Pratt Is gathering deposition from friends who have visited bis homi during bis married life. One of these filed Friday was, given by Ralph Stebbln? Greenlee of Chicago, president of the. Greenlee Foundry compuny and vice pres ident and treasurer of the Northwestern Stove Repair company. He nays he visited at the Pratt home In October, 190, ami while he, Colonel Pratt and Mrs. Pratt were talking together Colonel Pratt fell asleep and at Mrs. 1'ratt'a suggestion they went out on the front porch. There they discussed Colonel Pratt. "I said he was quite an old man." aaya Greenlee In the deposition, "and that there was quite a difference In years between them. She said" there was. Among other things she said that she had only married htm for his money; that at the time she married him she did not think he would live over three years, but from the way it looked now It seemed he might live another ten years." Greenlee says she also complained that the colonel drank a great deal and was not cleanly In his habits. He said he was greatly surprised at this, as be always considered Colonel Pratt temperate in hit habits. , "The next day," he continues. "I aKlned her not to gel a divorce. I told her the colonel was a very old man and that it was best to go easy alth him and that sho had better watt." FAINTS AT SIGHT OF MOTHER Young Woman Is Overcome at Their First Meeting In Twenty Years. When Augusta Nelson of Benson saw her mother for the first tinrto In twenty yeara Friday morning, she fell In a faint On the sidewalk at Sixteenth and Farnam streets, but a few minutes later was enabled to take the car with bur mothar for her home. Miss Nelson came to America many yeara ago from Sweden. Fur years It had been plar.ned to have her mother Join her In Omaha, but she did not arrive until Friday. Other members of the family met the mother at Union Ma'lon and she came up on the Farnam car. Atigiibta Nelson was wailing on the corner of Sixteenth and Farnam sti'-els wlo-n lor mother alighted. She blarled forward t greet her, but fell lir a faint. h was so excited. Miss Nelkon said when she recovered that she iiud anticipated her mother's coming so long that alio simply could not Stan 1 up when at'liist her eyca fell upon her parent, whom she could scarcely reuieuv ber.