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Omaha Daily The Bee. OAKS GROW TROTH ACORNS VZEZADS BUILD. BUSINESS BIG BUSINESS OR t77l flE ADS WILL BOOST IT. ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, JULY 22, 1005 TWELVE PAGES. SINGLE COrY THREE CENTS. 15 si 7 4 BALFOUR WILL STAY Premier Decides to Kemaia in Office Until End of Session. WILL DISSOLVE PARLIAMENT IN OCTOBER Thii ii the Program Outlined by the Got Foment at Preient aXnanBBKaBaBB ' ANNOUNCEMENT WILL BE MADE MONDAY In the Meantime Circnmitancee May Make Change Secern CRISIS ASSUMES SERIOUV- "ECT GoTrrintit Supporters Caah ping by the Opposition Com.' ered Poor Time to Cbaage Ministry. LONDON. July 22. It I understood thiit Premier Balfour has decided to remain In office until the end of the session and to dis solve Parliament In October. No authori tative statement, however, will be made until Monday and In the Interval this de cision -may be modified. The crisis has assumed a serious aspect, owing more to the circumstances attending the defeat of the government Thursday night on the vote for the support of the Irish land commission than to the Intrinsic Importance of the vote Itself. The vote was actually due to the slackness or to the Indifference of the government's bwn sup porters, who, despite the strongest possible whip enforcing the necessity of their at tendance on that particular night, allowed themselves to be lulled Into a false confi dence by the ruse of the liberals and na tionalists In keeping their men In the back ground until the critical moment arrived. Premier Balfour's audience with King Edward yesterday lnsted only ten minutes and It Is supposed he Intimated the fore going decision to his majesty. The unionist newspapers this morning, while professing to be delighted over the prospect of "leaderleas liberals," lacking a policy or program, being forced to form a ministry bound hand and foot to John Kedmond and his nationalist following, who engineered the defeat of the government, contend that the delicate situation of for eign affairs dictates that Lord Lansdowne shall remain In control of the Foreign office and forbids the risking of any change In the government- The forthcoming peace conference In the t'nlted 8tates, the Anglo Japanese alliance, the International con ference over Moroccan reforms, the Anglo French entente and South African affairs are all represented as matters too serious to be entrusted to a liberal or a radical ministry. Brief gessloa of Home, The House of Commons sat barely half an hour today and then adjourned until Monday to await the government's decision regarding Its future course of action In View of the defeat of the ministry last night on ijalin Redmond' .motion to reduce -the vote for the Irish land commission The house was packed and much excite ment was visible on all sides and there was a disposition to view the defeat of the government as more serious than It was generally regarded in the early hours this morning. Immediately after the house had assembled 61r Henry Campbell-Bannerman, the Big Horn forest reserve in Wyoming the liberal leader moved lis adjournment, to make a thorough study of the graxiug declaring that It would be unseemlng under problem. Much complaint has been made the circumstance to proceed with business I In regard to the manner In which the de while the government was considering Its I partment has restricted grazing in this re- posltlpn. Premier Balfour, however, de- cllned to adjourn the house until the bill dealing with the differences of the Scot tish United Free church and the Free church had been passed. This was quickly accomplished; the house rose and the ex cited members swarmed Into the lobbies, eagerly discussing the probable decision of the cabinet, which has been summoned to meet this afternoon. The view that the government will re sign, however, ,1s not held in circles gen erally well Informed of the government's Intentions and It Is reiterated that the res ignation of the Balfour ministry la not likely in view of the almost practical cer tainty that the government will be rehabil itated by Its normal majority on the trial of strength July 24. to which the opposition formally challenged the ministry. Prloes on the Stock exchange today opened flat, operations being apprehensive that the defeut of the government in the House of Commons last night means the fall of the Balfour ministry. The Unionist' members of the House of Commons are busily signing memorial to the premier against either the resigna tion of the government or the dissolution of Parliament. In the unionist centers, like the Carlton club. It Is confidently as serted that Mr. Balfour will stand or fall according to .he outcome of Monday's motion of censure. Wants Vattl Monday. In the House of Lords Earl Spencer, the liberal leader, asked Foreign Secretary Lansdowne If he had any statement to make regarding the government's attitude, but Lord Lansdowne refused to anticipate Mr. Balfour's statement on Monday next. The duke of .Devonshire (liberal unionist) postponed a motion which he intended to present condemning colonial preference, aayipg. that on Monday the government would either be In a state of suspended animation or nonexistent. The lord chancellor. Earl Hasbury, pro tested against the only two alternatives presented by the duke of Devonshire. FROST FALLS IN MICHIGAN Sadden Change in Temperatare Reported General Over the tailed States. Is WASHINGTON, July n.-Tho United States weather bureau today gives most encouraging Information regarding the out look for favorable weather. From the ab normally hot to cool seems to be the trend of atmospheric record. The report says: The temperature continues to fall slowly In Nsw England, the middle Atlantic slates, the lake region, and the Ohio valley. In the lake region the fall In temperature has now roniluued upaard of thirtv-six hours. As a connt)uence abnormally cool weather la reported mis morning ror the upper lake rvciun. alth light frost at Eecanaba. Mich. Tl aaather alao has turned cool In the Dakota the Miceourl and middle Missis sippi valleys, Kaln has fallen In eastern North Carolina, eastern Missouri, southern Indiana and southern llllnola. Kentucky and western Tennessee, tolh Dakota, western Nebraska, and there have been scattered thunderstorm In the Rocky mountain region. For tonight and Saturday fair weather Is predicted, except in (he Ohio valley, tti south portion of the middle Atlantic states and North Carolina, where showers are probable. The ten.perature mill not change materially In southern districts. It a 111 Tie slightly cooler tonight In the east portion of the middle AtUntio elates and a con tinuation of the present cool a eat her la the Ohio valley and tower luke region for the neat taiity-sia bouts may be antic!- RUSSIANS MAKEG00D FIGHT Five Haadred Mts Hold Force of Japaaeae for Twenty Foar Moara. TOKIQ, July 21-2 p. m.-A special tele gram from Otaru says that the Russians defeated at Dallne were about If) strong, with el field and three machine rjns, and. taking the fullest advantage of the topo graphical chaiacter of the district, offered the most desperate resistance. The Rus sian positions were hidden among a thick forest and It was Impossible for the Japa nese gunners to make a correct observa tion. The cannonade, however, was opened by the Japanese at t o'clock on the morn ing of July 7 and was kept up until dusk. The Japanese Infantry, gradually gaining ground and closing in on the enemy's line of defense, awaited an opportunity for the final charge. It was nearly two hours after midnight when the enemy's first line of defense, strengthened by barricades and trenches, was taken. This success was vig orously followed up. but It was not until 9 "clock In the morning of July 8 that the my was driven out of the second line .s defense and victory secured, with !es of four field and one machine gun. . nature of the ground exposed the as sailants to a great disadvantage and risk. It was believed that owing to the short supply of ammunition and provisions the Russians at Sakhalin could not hold out much longer. It Is officially announced that the Rus slans have thus far surrendered at various points of Sakhalin Island to the number of SI. including one colonel and fourteen other officers. An Imperial ordinance was issued this morning authorizing the appointment of noncommissioned officers from the reserve conscripts, also converting those of sun dry service rank Into privates of fighting rank. COPENHAGEN, July 21.-A dispatch from St. Petersburg to the Godsladan says that private advices received at the Russian capital say that Japanese warships have been sighted near Nikolalevsk at the mouth of the Amur river. Many of the Inhabitants of Nikolalevsk and Vladivostok. It is added, have fled to Khabarovsk. WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL Electric Contract for Lincoln Pablle Building Let to Indiana Firm. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, July 21.-Speclal Tele gram.) The Anderson Electric company of Anderson, Ind., was today awarded the con tract for Installation of the electric light ing plant In the new public building at Lin coln, Neb., at Its bid of $3,950. P. F. Connelly of Yankton, 8. D., was to day given the contract for constructing the approaches to the new public building at Yankton at $2,000. Rural free delivery routes Nos. 2 and 3 have been ordered established September It at Walcott, Scott county, la., serving 728 people and 182 houses. Postmasters appointed: Nebraska Brls tow, Boyd county, S. A. Holt, vice George V. Bell, resigned; Oblowa, Fillmore county, William R, Fulton, vice C. M. Chenoweth, resigned. Iowa Lavlnla, Calhoun county, John Beam, vice W. V. Harrison. South Dakota Bancroft, Kingsbury county, B. C. Doll, vice Spencer Eggleston, resigned. Wy oming Basin, Big Horn county, D. C. Bow man, vice James Patten, resigned. Early In August Chief forester GlfTord Ptnchot and Secretary Wilson will visit serve, and representatives of the forestry bureau have held varying views as to the damage which sheep and cattle have dona in graxlng within Its boundaries. Plnchot will confer with local stockmen as well as make a personal Inspection In the re serve, and It Is his hope that some flnal plan of controlling grazing In the Big Horn reserve may then be evolved. It Is Pin chot's Intention, if he ha time to visit all other reserves In Wyoming, Utah and Colorado, to ascertain how the present management Is working and find what char ges. If any, are needed. MORE LUCK FOR "SKIP" DUNDY Rich Strike la Made on Wyoming; Mining; Property He la Iater tereated In. MEETEETSE. Wyo.. July 21.-8peclal.) News of the most wonderful and by far the most Important gold strike In the his tory of Klrwin. In the Wood river mining I district, thlrty-flve mllee from this place. reached Meeteetse today. The news has been suppressed as much as possible, but finally leaked out. The rock has been as sayed by expert assayers and Its richness Is marvelous. Some sample assays were sent away and the returns show that the rock carries gold to the value of 2138,000 per ton. This rich ore Is found on the surface of the Smuggler claim, owned now by the Shoshone Mining company, and waa for merly the property of Elmer 8. Dundy of New York City. He sold his Interest In the property to the Shoshone company, or rather turned It into the company, retain ing shares to the value of the property, and It was done without his knowing the richness of the ground. The vein or ore shute from which this ore was extracted shows up on the surface for the distance of over 50 feet and the vein Is whst Is termed a cross vein, the mother lead being twenty-five feet In width and has never been exploited, except as to other portions. At present the Shoshone Mining company has a force of men at work opening up the lead by means of an open cut and It Is said by men who know that although the company has expended maay hundreds of thousands of dollars In the camp tbey will now be reimbursed by the returns from a very few tons for all the money tbey have expended In the entire camp. Men are kept on guard continually, as the ore Is so rich that fortunes could be carried away In a night. SWIFT IS NOW OUT ON BAIL Chicago Man Charged with Cea aplraey Released an Writ at Haheaa Corp a a. CHICAGO. July a -Following an Indict ment In Indiana and arrest In Chicago on a charge of conspiracy, Rodney B. Swift, former official and stockholder of tbe In ternational Harvester company, waa re leased today on a writ of habeas corpus. Bond of 110000 for appearance August 28 was given. The charge on which Mr. Swift was In dicted was that he Induced the harvester company to pay a man named Hadley of Indianapolis STS.OOO for a machine Invented by Hadley. but gave Hadley only H0.000, dividing the remainder with a brother, W. C. BauX PRESIDENT HAS CHINA'S NOTE Will Hot Eeoogniie Any Treaty Affecting Chinese Territory. ROOSEVELT AND nOOT DISCUSS IT Raises Entire (location of Open Door to Maachnrla, and Commercial Relations with the Empire. OYSTER BAY. N. Y.. July a. President Roosevelt and Elihu Root, who assumed formally last Wednesday his new duties, were today In conference at Sagamore Hill. Among the many questions considered by them none Is fraught with deeper signifi cance and Importance to the United States than Is that relating to an Identical nee which the Foreign office of China, within a day or two, has sent to the powers neutral in the far eastern contest between Russia and Japan. The text of the note, made public this evening by President Roosevelt, Is as fol lows: ' Teat of Chinese Xote. President Roosevelt this evening author ized the publication of the Identical note sent by China to the powers neutral In the pending far eastern conflict. The text of the note, which Is undated, follows Having viewed with profound regret the unfortunate Interruption of peaceful rela tions between Japan and Russia the Im perial government now learns witn grattn cation that the negotiations are about to commence for the restoration of peace ana amity. But In the present conflict Chinese territory has been made the theater of military operations. I herefore It is nereny expressly declared that no provision af fecting China without the approval of China being previously obtained, which the treaty of peace may contain, will be recognised as valid. The diplomatic repre sentatives of China In Japan and Russia nave been Instructed bv telegrapn to com munlcate this declaration to the govern ments of Japan and Russia respectively. On Its face, the note appears to be a Sim pie declaration that no determination of the peace conference affecting Chinese ter ritory will be recognised as valid "without the approval of China previously obtained. It really means far more than that, as It Is construed here. The United States, In common with other nations. Is interested particularly In the open door to Manchuria, and behind China's simple declaration lies the whole question of the commerce and commercial relations of a great empire. What action, if any, the United States government may take as to the note Is be yond accurate conjecture at this time. Neither President Roosevelt or Secretary Root will discuss the matter for public tlon. Secretary Root will remain a guest of the president until some time tomorrow. Mr. Root will not take up the active duties of secretary of state before September. . Dlacnaa Possible Peace Terms ST. PETERSBURG. July 21. The Novoe Vremya devotes today a leading article to the alleged Japanese peace conditions as published by the Vienna Taggeblatt and Frankfort Zeitung, dwelling especially on the specification against double tracking tho Siberian railroad, which the paper declares Is utterly unacceptable In every way, being equivalent to the political and economic suicide of Russia. Wltte Reaches Pnrla. PARIS. July 21. M. Wltte, accompanied by his wife, several members of his family and a number of officials making ud the ' party, which Is on Its way to the United States, arrived at the Northern railroad station at 4 o'clock this afternoon. A large number of French and Russian officials and members of the diplomatic corps were assembled at the station. Including Ambas sadors NelldofI and Casslni. M. Moilard, 1 chief of the protocol department of the Foreign office, representing Premier Rou vler, and Police Prefect Leplne. As M. Wltte descended to the platform his massive frame towered above the I crowa wnicu presBeu jurwara to welcome him. Standing bareheaded. M. Wltte was greeted by M. NelldofI and Count Casslni and spoke for some moments with the latter. M. Nelidoff afterward advised ii. Loubet of the plans to present him to President Loubet and Premier Rouvier, probably tomorrow. The party then drove to a hotel. The trip of M. Wltte and his party from St. Petersburg to Paris was uneventful. The Russian statesman was Joined on his arrival by his married daughter and his grandchild. M. Wltte will remain here un til the Kaiser Wllhelm der Grosse sails. July 26, from Cherbourg. The Temps gives prominence to an Inter view with M. Wltte which a correspondent of that paper had during the trip to Paris. The interview follows almost textually the interview which the correspondent of the Associated Press at St. Petersburg had with the chief Russian peace plenipoten tiary. The Temps' correspondent says: I considered it my duty to submit to M. Witte the text of the declarations made by him to the correspondent of the Asso ciated Press and reprinted In the Temps. After having read the Associated Press In terview and reflecting over the clipping which I had presented to him, M. Wltte replied: " 'This Is not the complete text of that Interview, but It Is correct and conforms to what I have Just told you, so that I do not know what more could be added.' " The Temps gives this both as a confirma tion and aa indicating that the Associated Press Interview was regarded by M. Wltte as embracing everything be has to say. EQUITABLE LOAN WAS PAID Official of Mercantile Traat Compear Saya Jordan Tamed Over the Caah. NEW YORK. July 21. An official of the Mercantile Trust company today said that the loan for six hundred and some odd thousands of dollars made by the company to former President Alexander and Thomas D. Jordan of the Equitable society has been paid. When asked how pay menu or the loan had been made the trust company official said that the loan was paid by Mr. Jordan, acting for himself and Mr. Alexander as trustees. More than that he declined to say. The regular' Friday meeting of the exec utive committee of the Equitable was held today. Chairman Morton was In conference I earlier with Attorney Paul Kravatn and it transfer was discussed by the executive committee. Chairman Morton, however, declined to say anything on this point Deer Are Pleatlfal. GALENA. S. D July 21. 8peclal.) Deer are said to be becoming very plentiful around the ranches near here. It is re ported that they are after the new garden stuff, such as lettuce, cabbage and other vegetables, of which they are very fond. Several attempts have been made to secure a fawn, but so far without avail. If the number increases they will become a nuis ance to the farmers and gardeners of this section, aa U.y aje Vary destructive. TEAMSTERS RUSH FOR WORK Comparatively Few Men of Tkoee on Stmke Get Their Old Plncea. CHICAGO, July 21. Teamster strikers hi last night gave up their long struggle against the employers broke ranks today In a stampede for work. The barns of the strike affected firms were besieged by men who had been idle for months and whose places have been filled by nonunion me:v The employers In many cases an nounced that there were vacancies for only a few. Of more than 4.000 men who quit not more than 1.400 or 1,500 will be reinstated during the next few days. The coal teamsters and truck drivers did not Join In the rush for re-empkyment today. The order of the teamsters' joint council which authorized the surrender was for all men on strike to ask for reinstatement this morning. Both the truck drivers and the coal teamsters balked at this and planned to hold meetings tonight and fight It out until they can go back to work like union men. However, the boycott against business houses has been lifted officially by the action of the council and It Is expected there will be no more sympathetic strikes of teamsters. Nearly every one of the strikers at the department stores filed application, for rein statement. In many cases the men were put to work Immediately. At one store a number of men who obeyed the order to strike stood in line today and signed ap plication forfeiting their rlsht to wear but tons of their union exposed. The express companies, which fought their battle vir tually alone and apart from the others, are not to take back any of their former employes. Police protection will not be withdrawn for a few days at least, as clashes between nonunion men and union men are feared when the latter return to work. The union button and the street blockade against nonunion drlters. popularly looked upon as cardinal principles of the team sters' union, will no 'more be tolerated by any firm that has been affected by the teamsters' strike Just ended, if resolutions adopted by the employers at a meeting to day are can-led out. Representatives of every branch of Industry affected by the strike pledged themselves to stand for the "open shop" and to enforce the fulea put Into effect by the employers" association members several weeks ago. JONES' BODY COMES SATURDAY Wireleee Meaaaare from Squadron Saye Trip from France Waa Wtth ' ont Incident. NEWPORT. R. I., July a.-The squadron of warships under command of Rear Ad miral Slgsbee, which Is bringing to this country from France the body of John Paul Jones, was spoken by wireless telegraph early today. The following message was received at the government torpedo station here: "Will arrive at Chesapeake capes Satur day morning If weather, continues favora ble. No Incidents on parage." This message waa senti through the Nan tucket shoals lightship, rfhlch the Squadron passed during the night. ' INUttr uiiv. va., j'uy ..yno re:r m.ai'd- ant s office at the Norfolk navy yard re ported at 11:15 o'clock this morning that Admiral Slgsbee's fleet, bearing the body of Admiral John Paul Jones, was ill com mumcauon wun cape Henry wireless tele graph station. The report said that the North Atlantic battleship squadron. In two divisions, under Admirals Evans-"and Davis, which went to sea to meet the fleet bearing the body of Admiral Jones, was close to Admiral Slgsbee's fleet. WHEAT PRICESARE SOARING September Option Advances 2 T-8 Ont a. Closing at Highest Point of the Day. CHICAGO, July 21. Amid scenes of In tense excitement on the board of trade here today the price of wheat for September delivery shot up 2?i cents per bushel. The closing quotation, SM cents, was at the highest point of the day. For forty-eight hours the net advance shown Is EH cents a bushel. The cause for the bulge today waa further confirmation of black rust In the wheat fields of the Dakotas and Minnesota. An upward Jump of nearly 6c a bushel In the price of the September option at Minne apolis was an Important factor In the sit uation here. NEW YORK. July 21. Wheat In New York advanced nearly 1 cents per bushel more today as a result of alarming north- west news and the extraordinary pressure in Minneapolis prices. The upturn caught numerous stop orders and It is quite gen- erally believed here that spring wheat is badly damaged by rust. DEVINE CHOSEN PRESIDENT New York Man- Elected Chief Exeea tlve of Satlonnl Conference of Chnrltlee and Correctlona: PORTLAND, Ore., July a. Edward T. Devlne of New York City was today elected president of the National Conference of Charities and Corrections at the last ses sion of the annual convention here. Other officers were chosen as follows : Vice Presidents Judge J. Q. Kinney of Iowa, George L. Sehon of I-ouisvllle. Ky., and Dr. Stephen 8. Wise of Portland, Ore. ll?neral Secretary Dr. Alexander John son of New York City. Assistant Secretaries William H. Mc- Clain of St. Louis. Arthur P. KelloRg of mm oi si. iouih, Arinur f. Kellogg or New York. Charles P. Kellogg of Water- bury. Conn., and Nathaniel C. Grasby of liatumore. The executive committee Includes the twenty vice presidents and Thomas Mul cahy of New York, Michael Hyman of New Orleans, ueorge aux. jr., or Philadelphia, Mornay Williams of New York, Hugh J. Kox of Plainfleld. N. J., Rutherford H. Piatt of Columbus, O., Judge Julian Mack of Chicago. Robert J. Hoquet of New York waa chosen treasurer. YOUNG WOMAN TRIES SUICIDE Saye She Was Deaerted by Kaaaas City Haabaad aad Drlaka Polaoa. CHICAGO. July 21. A young woman, giv ing her name as Mrs. Marie Johnson, 21 years old. whose husband is said to be a wealthy business man of Kansas City, Mo., attempted to commit suicide In her apart ments here today. She swallowed the con tents of a bottle of laudanum. Her groans attracted the attention of a friend with whom she lived and who summoned the police. She was taken to a hospital and revived. The woman refused to make any state ment further than to say that she had been deserted by her husband shortly after their honeymoon and that he lived In, Kan sas City. The police believe the 1 name Johnson Is fictitious. KANSAS CITY. July 21-No such per son as Mrs. Marie Johnson Is known either at Knas City, 11a. or Kansas City, Kan. HANGS FUR DOUBLE MURDER Norman Williams Pays fenalty for Killing Two Omaha Women. SON AND BROTHER RUNS DOWN CRIMINAL la Addition to Thla Harder Williams Has a Criminal Career la Se braaka Before Going; to Oregon. THE DALLES. Ore.. July 21.-Speclal Telegram.) Norman Williams was hanged here today for the murder of Alma Nesbltt and her mother on March 8, 13X). The only statement made by the murderer was: "My lips are sealed to the world." Williams' two hapless victims were both from. Omaha, while the murderer himself waa a Nebraskan with an atrocious record In that state. After serving four years In the state penitentiary of Nebraska for criminal as.ault on a neighbor's r ife, he criminally assaulted and attempted to mur der his slstei -In-law at Chadron, Neb. This latter crime was fully as atrocious In conception as the slaughter of the Nesbltt women. He threw the girl Into a well, and after giv ing her time enough to drown, set up an alarm. The girl's dress had caught on a snag, however, and the rescuers found her head Just above water. Williams served eight years for that. In addition he had a wife In Nebraska when he mar ried Miss Nesbltt and another wife died In Belllngham, Wash., under suspicious circumstances. The tale of a lost mother and daughter. of the tireless detective work of a son and brother, vengeance Intent, and of a tragedy, the ghastllness of whose working- out Is scarcely paralleled In Oregon annals. Is Interwoven In this Nebraska drama. WUMams came to Hood River. Ore., from Omaha early In 1W9, located a quarter sec tlon near Mt. Hood, In the remote, little- populated upper Hood River valley. Go ing back to Omaha, he returned In May of the same year, bringing with him Alma Nesbltt, who announced prior to departure her engagement to Williams. June 10. 1S99, Miss Nesbltt filed on a homestead adjoin Ing that of Williams. In October of that year her mother came from Omaha. Lares Women from Home March 8, 1900. Williams lured the two wo men from Portland to Hood River and on a dark, stormy night, the trio started In carriage on the long drive to the home stead. The two women were never seen again. Williams said they had gone back to Omaha. In June, 1900. Williams presented a re linquishment for Miss Nesbltt's claim. Some months later a letter came from Omaha relatives Inquiring the whereabouts of the women. It came to The Dalles land office. Rendered doubly suspicious by the smouldering gossip In the Hood River val ley, the register had the relinquishment re turned from Washington. It was found a forgery, and October 29, 1908, a federal grand Jury at Portland Indicted Norman Williams for forging Alma Nesbltt's name to a homestead relinquishment. In Omkha George Nesbltt, brother of Alma, rend of the Indictment and early In tho a Inter of 1904 a silent man, who dts closed his Identity and his business to no one, stepped off the Overland at Hood River and began a quiet investigation. Never did bloodhound work harder than this man Nesbltt to settle the blood feud between Williams and himself. With Bert Stranahan, a liveryman, he penetrated the foothills where Williams' homestead had been. Studying every Inch of the premises like a Sherlock Holmes, he at last found under a henhouse a depression that showed an excavation had been made there some time. He and Stranahan commenced to dig. Seven feet down they struck a plank. Under the plank were a few tangled gray hairs, a few clotted black hairs and some bloody gunny sacks. Mrs. L. J. Nesbltt's hair was gray; Alma Nesbltt's hair was black. Deceived Another Woman. From this evidence was worked out Wil liams' doom. Circumstantial facts went to show that after slaying the wretched females In the Isolated foothill country, he had thrust their bodies Into a rude grave, and some weeks later had opened the grave and burned the bodies on heaps of brush. It was a plot as cleverly con ceived as It was horrible, but deep down In the grave was left enough to give the brother a scent that led him to his quarry. Meanwhile the murderer, made appre hensive by the gathering cloud of sus picion In the Hood River country, had gone to British Columbia, and later to Bel llngham. Wash., his arrest taking place February 8, 16, at the latter place. The I best criminal talent In the northwest failed to shakt, the Impression of guilt In the jury's mind. A hard fight was put up by appeals and motions for a new trial. but all In vain. , Williams was married to one wife In Omaha November 25, 1898. She now claims that she was trapped Into a mock marriage by a "play" minister whom Wil liams brought to her Invalid father's house. Some years previous a wife died In Omaha from Hrychnlne poisoning; in December, 1903, a wife died at Belllngham from the same cause. A secret marriage with Miss Nesbltt at Vancouver. Wash., In 1890, was brought out at the trial. With the crimes for which he has served sentence, the crimes for which he was hanged today, and the crimes of which he Is suspected, but which have never been brought home. Wil liams stands out as a colossus in the crim inal' world. ... ....... , GASOLINE IN AUTO EXPLODES Girl Baraed to Death aad Five Other Persona Injured by Accident Xear Iadlanapolla. INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. July 21 The burned body of lt-year-old Olive Johnson of Lima, O., and five other persons, suf fering from burns and bruises, were dragged from beneath a burning automobile which plunged Into the ditch on the River road about a half mile east of Broad Rip ple, seven miles northeast of this city, to night, exploding the gasoline storage tank. The accident waa caused by the machine striking a rut. C. O. Dale of this city, who waa driving the machine, Is seriously burned. The others who sustained severe burns and bruises were: Clara Brennan, Muncie, Ind.; Ethel Jones. Bhelbyvllle. Ind.; Inez Brennan and Hazel Orr of this city. MORE CANAL EMPLOYES QUIT Steamer Which Bring the Party ta Sew York is la Qaar. aatlae. NEW YORK, July 21 The steamer City of Savannah, which arrived today from Colon with a score of Panama canal em ployes who have quit their positions, on board, was detained at quarantine and a close Inspection of the boat for yellow fever was begun. NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Fair aad Warmer Satarday, nnday Fair. Temperatare at Omaha Yesterday! Hoar. Dev. . . ui . n . . H . . a . )tn . . TO . . t , . ra Hoar. 1 p. m . g p. m. 8 p. m . 4 p. in. ft p. ro . A p. m . T p. m. ft p. m . ft p. m , De. 5 a. m . A a. m. T a. ni . a. m ft a. m. . . . T ... Tl . .. T4 ... T4 . . . T2 , . . Tt ... 71 . .. TO . .. TO lO a. m. 11 a. ra. 12 m.. . . OMAHA TOURISTS AT FAIRBURY Are IlavlnaT a Good Time aad Making Many Frlenda for Omaha, FAIRBURY, Neb.. July 21.-(Speclal Tele gram.) The trade excursion of the Omaha Commercial club reached Falrbury about 11 o'clock this morning In Its special train over the Burlington, having left Beatrice this morning. Stops were made at Wymore, Odell. Dlller and Endlcott, at each of which points they met with a cordial recep tion from the business men. The tourists paraded the business streets of each city and after dinner utilized the brief time allowed them In visiting the local dealers In their representative lines In business. Arrangements had been made to give the visitors a drive around the city, but the time of their stay was so brief that only a few were able to accept the Invitation. The members of the party express them selves as highly pleased with the crop prospects of this section of the state and their visit will Insure closer relations be tween Omaha and the business men of Falrbury. WYMORE, Neb.. July 21.-(Bpeclal.)-The Omaha Commercial club vtsited this city an hor this morning and the members made many warm friends. The train was greeted by a salute from Battery A's can non as it pulled In and the members were escorted up town by a committee of busl nexs men. The band accompanying the club played on the streets, which were decorated for the occasion. The club Is composed of gentlemen whom It Is a pleas ure to meet and their visit to this city was certainly not In vsln. SUPERIOR. Neb., July 21. (Special Tele gram.) The Omaha Commercial excursion arrived at 8:20 p. m. and was cordially re ceived by local business people. All are In fine spirits. .The weather Is cool. There was a slight rain at 4 o'clock. Many new acquaintances were made and old ones renewed. They made Hardy and Nelson In the afternoon and were kindly received. Crop prospects were never better here and the people are feeling good In a business way. The club band Is a great attraction SUNDAY SCHOOL IN A WRECK Plcnte Bont Strikes Rock, bat All Paaaengera Are SaTed by Beaching; Vessel. NEW YORK, July 21.-The deliberate beaching of the crowded excursion boat Sirlus today prevented a threatened repeti tion of the disaster to the excursion steamer General Slocum, which cost a thousand lives' thirteen months ago. . The excursion boat waa In the waters about North Brother Island, where the General Slocum burned. A Sunday school picnic number' ing 1,040 and 'composed mostly of women and children, waa aboard and this picnlo came from the same quarter of the city as the Slocum picnickers. In a strait near North Brother Island the excursion boat was passing the steamer William G. Payne. While rolling In the trough of the Payne's swells the Sirlus was dropped violently upon a hidden rock. The blow stove a hole through a steel plate into a bulkhead. The excursionists did not Immediately real ize what had occurred, but Captain William Pearce knew and he headed the boat d. rectly for the mud fiats of Rlker'a island nearly a mile away. Rescue parties fol lowed fast In the wake of the excursion boat and when the steamer's bow settled In the mud police patrol boats and the steamer Massasolt were at hand to take oft the frightened passengers. At high tide the Sirlus floated without assistance and although one bulkhead was full of water, proceeded under Its own steam to the repair dock. KELLY MAKES NO NEW BOND Treasurer of Kanaae Saye He la laable to Seenre Keceaaary Slgnatarea. TOPEKA. Kan., July 21. State Treasurer T. T. Kelly today refused formally the demand of Governor Hoch to give a new bond for $730,000, to cover that Impaired by the failure of C. J. Devlin, who was one of Kelly's principal bondsmen. Governor Hoch had given Mr. Kelly until today to act. The state exceutlve council met today to consider the situation and Treasurer Kelly appeared before the members and explained his situation at length, taking th position that the governor's demand was excessive. Kelly In his statement Indl cated that he waa unable to get the nec essary bondsmen. Governor Hoch announced this afternoon that he would declare the office of state treasurer, now held by J. J. Kelly, vacant. because of Kelly's refusal to give a new bond, his old bond having been Involved In the recant failure of C. J. Devlin. Gov eraor Hoch offered the position of state treasurer to R. M. Allen, but the latter de cllned. He then offered the position to Charles W. Hull of Klrwin, who Is consld erlng It. MORE BOODLE INDICTMENTS Tweaty-Foar Additional Bills Re turned Against Milwaukee Officials. MILWAUKEE, July 21. - Twenty-four true bills against fourteen Individuals were this evening returned by the grand Jury which has been Investigating alleged "grafting." This was the third bunch of Indictments handed down since the Jury went Into session June 20, the grand total thus far numbering L!9. Tonight's list con tains seven new names, tbe most prominent being Thomas Clancy, chief of the city fire department, indicted on one count, the charge being perjury. Capiases were Issued tonight for the In dicted persons. Moveaaeata of Oeeaa Veaarla Jaly 21. At New York Arrived: La Lorraine, from Havre; Cretic. from Naples; Carpatlna, from Liverpool; Campania, from Liverpool. At Hamburg Arrived: Graf Waldersee, irc.mtsew xora. ..... At Liverpool Arrived: Vltonla. from New York; Svlvanla snd Cymric, from Bisii At Glasgow Sailed: Parisian, for New York. Al Naples Sailed: Perugia, for New York. Arrived. Madonna, frum New York; Sicilian prince, from New York. At Genoa Arrived: lLalla, from New York: Prlnseaa Irene, from New York. At Queenalowii Arrived: Lucania. from New Yoik. Sailed: Celtic, for New York. At London Arrived; Pumeranean, from Montreal. DEATH ON GUNBOAT Eoiler on Bennington Explodes la Harbor of Ban Diego. HIRTY-NINE BODIES ARE RECOVERED Sefentj-Sii Ken Are Injured, Many of Whom Will Die. WELVE MEMBERS OF THE CREW MISSING They Were Probably Blown Oterboard and Drowned In Bay. HORRIBLE SIGHT MEETS EYES OF BOATME Mannled Bodies of Dead and Wonnde4 Thrown from Ship as Cload of Steana Poars from Vessel. BAN DIEGO. Cel.. July 21.-Broken ant, blackened, with Its flag flying at half-mast. Its hold filled with fifteen feet of water, the U. 8. 8. Pennington lies beached on the hores of San Tlego harbor. Thirty-nine of Its crew lie dead at city morgues, the fate of a dozen more is as yet undetermined and hre score are stretched upon beds of rain In various hospitals. This Is the result of the explnRlon which wrecked the trim little naval craft and wrought such ter rible havoc among Its crew at 10:20 o'clock this morning. The following Is an official revised list of the casualties. The total number known U be dead so far Is thirty-nine: F. W. BROWN. JOHN NEWCOMBE. B. A. HILOER. A P.ENSKL. A. KA MERER. W. C. PFIIHY. C. RU8HINO. A. H. 8CROOORE. C. HA AG H LOOM. R. B. CAHR. 8. F SAUNDERS. E. DRESCH. M. O. WL INN. C. J. KI NTZ. J. HIIJ5HIEH. J BROWNLEE. F. fEIfS. ENSIGN N. K. PERRY. NINETEEN UNIDENTIFIED. Mat of Injured. The list of Injured, aa nearly aa can be ascertained at 4:30 p. m., la as follows: Wlrk Compton. E. U. Brunson. H. Hoffman, blacksmith. r. Sullivan. William Staub. J. E. 7.ell. A. Borg. Fertrusnn. W. C. WIlBon. Charles Miller, chief master-at-arms. L. J. Gauthier. Pam-tucket R 1 fci boatswain's mate. Walter James Martin. NewiYork. mui. at-arms, first class. I C. W Brockman. Daa Molnaa Ta an. prentice. Preston Carpenter, Arapahoe. Neb., ordl. nary seamap. H. C. Dean. Denver, electrician. F. R. Connell, Odessa, Wash., coxswain, J. C. Barehus, Omaha, Neb., seaman. A. H. 8chorgge. P. A. House. C. Bchults, Cordelia, Cal. E. B. Robinson. Oakland, Cal. W. J. Wessell, New York. F. C. Bchlvely. Monr Btishnell. Beaifn-ftlte. Tev.. aimKnt- tlce eean.uii. L. K. Strobe!. Littleton. Colo. H. J. Knlbloch. Clark, Bremerton, Wash. Ingersoll, Denver. Joe Hllthler, Washington, D. OL A. J. Worthen. Dayton, O. W. V. Kennedy. Lyons, Neb. H. F. Awders. Springfield. Mo. Brown Talley. Flickwelller. Ind.. fireman. second class. 8. Eekram, Emerson, Wash. N. C. Chambers, seaman, rts-ht arm broken. W. A. Hawley, Nelson. Takatoe, Toklo, a Japanese. Tim Burke, Massachusetts. L. A. Orles. Slyvanla, O. Mac McKeen. Smirh. Harrlsonville, Mo. W. F. Weller. Cleveland, O. O. H. Hallett, Bakersneld. Cal. D. M. McCllntock, Pomona. Cat L. B. Archer, Montrose, Colo. A. Nelson. Joseph Hllthler. N. G. Chambers. , Claude Bushing. D. C. Archer. Eleven others are being cared for at prt. vote houses and their names have not vel been ascertained. Gunbont Preparing; to Sail. The Bennington at the time of the ao- cldent was lying In the stream just of! Commercial wharf, at the foot of H street. The warship had received orders from the Navy department at Washington to sail this morning for Port Harford, where It was to meet the monitor Wyoming and convoy the vessel to Mare Island navy yard. Steam was up and everything waa t in readiness for sailing, when suddenly, and without any warning whatever, th starboard forward boiler exploded with a deafening roar. The explosion waa ter rific People standing on the shore saw a huge cloud of white steam rise above the Bennington. Columns of water were hurled Into the air and for a dtstanoe of nearly twice the height of the spara of the vessel. it was Immediately apparent that an awful disaster of some kind had happened on board the warship. The ferryboat Ra mona was coming across the bay at the time of the accident. Captain Bertelsen of the Ramona immediately gave orders to change the course of the boat and. Instead of continuing his trip to the San Diego side of the bay, hurried to the aid Of the stricken warship. The tug Santa Fe, wbtoa was tied up at the Commercial wharf, the launch McKlnley, the government, launch, General de Russey, and a large number of other launches and water craft which were near the scene at the time alao rushed .o the assistance of the Bennington and endeavored to lend every assistance pos sible. At the time of the accident Commander Lucien Young and Surgeon A. E. Pec were on shore. The two officers, aa sooa as they learned of the disaster, hurried to the water front, where Commander Young Immediately took charge. On board the Bennington were presented terrible scenes. The force of the explosion bad torn a great hole in the starboard side of the ship and the vessel was already commencing to list. A section of the upper deck was carried away from stem to stern. Blood and wreckage Was distributed over the entire shin, the after cabin and the vicinity of tr.e ship adjacent to the ex ploded boiler resembling a enamel house. A doxen or fifteen were blown overboard by the force of the terrific shock. Captain Wer.tworth, who was looking at the Ben nington when the disaster occurred, aays he saw human bodies hurled over 100 feet upward. The air was black with, smoke which enveloped the ship. When tt cleared away only a few men could be seen on .... . . ,, . ,,mV, I ,"" " ' " ing In the water. A boat was lowered from vessel's side and most of them were picked up tnd taken on board. The bodies ct many of the men taken fiom the wrecked Interior of the ship were mutilated almost beyond recognition. The fares of many were covered with blood and ashes. Commander Young, as soon aa be reached.