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lar declarations may be obtained from almost every headquarters, but those In a position to know assert that except iv. the cases of Foraker and La Follette. such statements are made "for publication only." The antl-Taft people are seriously considering declining to submit further contests to the na tional committee. Some of the "allies" say that It the Florida case is decided against them they ■will refuse to present further evidence until they can go before the credential commit of the convention. This is. of course, a desperate plan, as the temporary roll from which the cre dentials committee would be made up, would doubtless be quite as strongly for Taft a? the national committee. Before beginning the work of deciding con tests the committee this morning adopted a set of rules which will materially expedite its work, •while they will prove no hardship to any con testant. The more Important of these rules pro vides that when the grounds of a contest and the . evidence relating thereto are identical in several Instances th« hearings and decisions may be consolidated, and that not to exceed fif teen minutes shall be allowed for the presenta tion of a side, except In the case of state con tests, when thirty minutes shall be allowed. In view of the consolidation of all the Alabama cases, two hours were allowed to a side, al though less was consumed by the side declared to be regular. It was further decided that the sessions of the committee should begin at 10 a. m. and continue without interruption for luncheon, which practically precludes evening is—ions. At its Electing to-day the committee sent to Cornelius N. Bliss, its treasurer, the following telegram: The members of the Republican National Committee, assembled, send you herewith greet ings and best wishes, and they unanimously re quest and wish that you might be with us dur ing our present s-ssion. A. B. Humphrey, manager for Governor Hughes, commenting on the results of the day, said to-night : "We evidently made a mistake In permitting the contests to be bunched. 1 am ror of permitting no such bunching. I Think we should now insist on district contests being heard on their merits, if it takes us ail summer. ' COMMITTEE AT WOFK. Decision of the Contests — Good Feeling Prevailed. Chicago, June 5.— The Republican National Committee met at 11 a. m., but practically all the members were present more than an hour before that time. In spite of the fact that the number of contest* was so large and that it •was known some of them would be fought with ■bitterness, the feeling among members of the committee was cordial in the extreme. Among the last to arrive -were Senators Crane and Lodge, of Massachusetts. The former is a mem fcer of Ob* committee and was warmly greeted by his colleagues. " "Let me in on that," said Senator Lodge, "for 2 am the Filipino member." Sure enough, the Senator had a proxy from Henry D. McCoy, the member from the Philip pine Islands. Cecil A. Lyon, the member from Texas, ar rived with ex-Governor Myron T. Herrick. the jflfmber from Ohio, and they were soon busy "rounding up" the Southern members. Lyon has frequently been the host of President Roose velt, and makes no secret of th« fact that he •would like to pee the President renominated. '•Roosevelt doesn't want It," said Lyon, "so here Is where we go in and turn handsprings in equity f. r the man he does want." The visitinpr among members of the commit tee, th* attorneys representing the contestants and others gathered in the lobby outside the headquarters in the Coliseum Annex was brought to a close at 11 o'clock by William F. Stone. tli« Fergeant-at-arms, who loudly an nounced that members of the committee were expected to meet "now." He threw tremendous lung power Into the last word and within two minutes the meeting was on behind closed doors. The first hour was devoted to the adop tion of rules of procedure. The rule governing voting on contests is as follows: After the presentation of the case the con testants and their representatives shall retire, and the committee shall decide the case before railing the next one, without debate and by a viva not vote, unless a demand for a rollcall is curtained by at least twenty members. DECISION OF ALABAMA CASES. The Alabama cases, by agreement of all par ties concerned, were consolidated. They were regarded as the most imports-it of all the con tests, because of the fact that twenty-two dele gates were involved, and Alabama is first in the list of states that will be, called in the con vention when nominations are being made. The candidate obtaining the delegation from Ala bama is sure to be the first placed in nomina tion, because the state having no candidate of its own always yields to the state presenting the candidate favored by Alabama The protest of the "allies " declared that Mr. Hitchcock is directly interested in the manage ment of one of the candidates involved 3n the cas<» and "therefore disqualified to sit in judgment" on contests. It also declared that Mr. Hitchcock did not live, and Is not a qualified voter, in the territory he claimed to represent, and was not a regularly or properly chosen na tional committeeman from that territory. The Fame representations wen» made in regard to ilessrs. Starter and Phelps. except that they v-oj-o termed "employes" instead of a "man egor" for one of the candidates. The Scott -Davidson faction, being the first to file its contest, had one hour and a half to Where to Go Tor the Summer Is Always a Perplexing Problem THE Summer Resort Number ...0r... THE TRIBUNE, Ll. JLf II\IJDUINU TOMORROW Will Guide You : , ORDER IT A ONCL, as there will be I big demand for it open, the Thompson fnctl"n following with two hours, and the Scott-Davidson people closing in half an hour. The principal arguments in the opening for the Scott-Davidson people wero made by Judge Asa F. Stratton. of Montgom ery, a leader of the antl-Taft forces. He used most of the time allotted BB his side for the opening, although Mr. Aldrich and J. H. Man ning, postmaster at Alexander, spoke briefly. The latter charged that the Taft convention had been controlled by federal officeholders and was directed from Washington. One of the Northern members provoked laughter by remarking that. It that were true, it in itself "proved the regu larity of the Taft delegation." He was called to order for creating levity. The Taft forces, under the general direction of Ormsby McHarg, were represented by O- D. Street. United States Attorney for the North ern District of Alabama; William Fairley. of Birmingham, a member of the executive board of the United Mine Workers Association, and K. H. Alexander, a negro, of Montgomery. The legal argument was made by Mr. Street. He produced a copy of a circular letter sent out by Mr. Adlrich, of the anti-Taft faction, calling on the "outs" to unite for the purpose of throw ing out the "ins." The object of introducing the letter was to show that the Scott-Davidson faction had publicly recognized the Thompson faction as the "regrjlar" organization. Mr. Aldrich acknowledged the authenticity of the l*tter, and it is believed to have had much to do with the fact that a rollcall was not required to decide the contest in favor of the Thompson delegates. Mr. Fairiey said he did not repre sent a faction, but intended to do all he could to induce organized labor to vote for the nominee of the convention. He announced that he is for Taft, and is one of the delegates-at-large in structed to vote for him. Mr. Alexander spoke for the negroes on the delegation, and asserted that it was the Thompson faction which over turned the "Lily White" movement in the state. All except members of the committee were ex cluded from the room at 4:15 ». m., and a few minutes later it was known that the Taft dele gates had been seated. The Arkansas contest, involving the two dele gates from the sth District, was then taken up. only half an hour was devoted to it, and the committee voted unanimously to seat the dele gation instructed for Secretary Taft. The other delegation Uso was for Taft, but was not in structed. All the members of the committee were pres ent in person except fifteen. Thirteen were rep resented by proxies as follows: California, by Senator Charles W. Fulton, of Oregon; Florida, by Henry S. Chubb, the state chairman; Ken tucky, by John W. McCulloch; Michigan, by Dallas Boudeman: Nebraska, by Victor Rose water, of Omaha; North Dakota, by Charles G. Phelps, of Washington; South Dakota, by Elmer Dover, secretary of the national committee; Utah, by Representative Joseph E. Howell, of Utah: Wisconsin, by E. L. Phillip; Alaska, by Ar thur F. Statter, of Washington State; Hawaii. by George B. McCl«llan; New Mexico, by Frank H. Hitchcock, the Taft manager; Philippine Isl ands, by Senator Lodge, of Massachusetts. John K. Addicks, the member from Delaware, and James W. Bro^k, the member from Vermont, were absent and were not represented. "ALLIES' PFOTEST AGAIX. Further Objections tn Hitchcock. Statter and Phelps. Chicago June 5.— A meeting was held to-night in the room of Senator Hemenway, of Indiana, at the Auditorium Annex, attended by repre sentatives of Senator Knox, Vice-Pie?idf-nt Fairbanks and Speaker Cannon. A statement was issued, saying in effect: Contests between Rtpublicans should be con sidered and decided by those regularly and properly chosen fir that purpose., and by them only when they can honestly consider the merits of each case in a judicial frame of mind. It is further declared that if Secretary Taft has. as his friends say, a majority of the na tional committee, the presence of Messrs. Hitch cork, Statter and Phelps on that committee is unnecessary, and if. on the other hand, the vote in the committee is close, the presence of the three men is improper, as it leaves "the nom ination of the Presidential candidate to th« decision of one campaign manager and two of his assistants." HAMMOND DISCUSSES CANDIDACY. For Governor Guild First and Himself Second. (By Telegraph to Th« Trihun* ] Boston, June 6.— John Hays Hammond came to Boston to-day, held two or three mysterious con ferences, and then just as mysteriously hurried back to New York without saying anything except that he was just as much a candidate for the nom ination for Vice-President as ever, but that he would heartily indorse Governor Guild if he should show a good chance of winning. Mr. Hammond wanted to see the Governor, but Mr. Guild was filling engagements at Lynn and could not be reached, so Mr. Hammond contented himself with conferring with the Guild leaders and the. state committeemen who have the Guild boom in charge. He got little encouragement from them. At 4 o'clock he left the Touraine and started for New York, with the assurance that he would he back Monday to see the Governor before going to Chicago. "I'm- a Vice- Presidential candidate, I want you to understand," he said, "but I want it made just as plain that I'm for Massachusetts's favorite son, Governor Guild. Massachusetts will be for him on the first ballot, and so will I. If he can't win, then, of course, I'll shy my castor into the ring. That's all I can say now. Governor Guild is my very good friend. I'm with him first, and then I'm for myself." . - NEW-YORK DAILY TRIBUNE, SATURDAY, JUNE 6, MWy THAT CAMPAIGN FUND POPULIST GOT FAT SLICE Dahlman Advises Peerless One Not to Net urn the Money. I By Telegraph to Th« Tribune. ] Omaha, June s.— Reiterating that he pit the $10,000 from New York in the campaign of 1304 and that he spent the entire amount in a vain effort to elect George Washington Berge Governor of Nebraska, Mayor Dahlman. Democratic national commiiteeman from this state, says that he doesn't know or care where the money came from, and that as far as he knows it might have been Ryan's money. The Mayor is confined to his bed by ill ness, but welcomed an interview and a chance to state his part in the transaction. "I have r.ot seen Bryan or talked with him," said Dahlman. "but I would advise him not to send back that $15,<AJ0. It is none of his affair. "A- i aid before, Sheehan offered help in Ne braska. That was before the state convention, and I told him that I could not tell what the show was for carrying: the state for Parker until after it was held. When the convention was held I saw that there was no use in working for Parker la Nebraska, and wrote Sheehan to that effect. "In October 1 saw there was hope of electing Berge, so I called in T. S. Allen, cnairman of the state committee, and told him I had earlier in the campaign been offered New York money, and asked him if he had the time to go to New York and see Chairman Taggart and Drey Woodson, of Ken tucky, secretary of the committee, and see if he could get sonic help. Well, Allen went to New York and saw thorn, but he did not bring the money back with him. The $15,000 was sent later in three different payments. The checks were not signed by W. F. Sheehan or T. F. Ryan, but by the treasurer of the committee. "Of course Ryan and Sheehan may both have contributed to the national campaign fund, but the money I got and the money I spent in the state campaign all came from the national committee and not frjm either of these two men. "I reaffirm that Mr. Bryan knew nothing of the transaction, and also that he campaigned for Parker from the very 6tart." More light is thrown on the disposition of the now famous $15,000 by a statement given out to-day by Thomas H. Tibbies, the Populist nominee for Vice-President in 1904. At that time Mr. Tibbies was editor of "The In dependent," at Lincoln, and Bryan's "Commoner" was printed by "The Independent" plant. Bryan's editorial desk was in "The Independent" office. !Mr. Tibbies says: I know right where $5,000 ot that New York fund went. It went into a special edition of 96,000 copies of "The Independent,' 1 which was got out for the purpose of electing George Berge Gov ernor. The entire paper was given up to his can didacy in that edition. "The Independent" was Populist, and Berge was the fusion candidate for Governor. This amount was handed us by Tom Allen. James C Dahlman and Colonel John Q. Maher, and they secured the funds from the Demo cratic National Committee on a trip which they made to New York. I do not know what became or the other JlO.Cfl, but I know positively the disposition of that $5. <>.»». I also know something about that charge that the. $15,000 was sent to Nebraska to get Bryan to support Parker. The day after Bryan returned from the St. Leuis convention he dropped into "The Independent" office, sat down at his desk and began writing an editorial. The first words were. "I shall support Parker." We put that edi torial in type and ran it in "The Commoner" the following week. All that was done long before there was any talk of needing money in the Ne braska election, and should disrosp of the ridicu lous talk about Bryan being paid to support Parker. EXPLAIXS TO BRYAN. W. F. Sheehan Tells Him About $j, }f)OO Co n t rib v tio n . William F. SheehMn. who handled the funds for the Democratic National Committee! in thp cam paign four years ago, made public yesterday a letter which he sent to William .1. Bryan on June 1 regarding the publication of a story that Thomas F. Ryan had given through Mr. Sheehan $2'WO to the Democratic state organization in Nebraska, with the tant understanding that Mr. Bryan was to pupport Parker for President. Mr. Stv-ehan's letter exculpates Mr. Bryan from know-ledce of the transaction. The letter is silent on one or two Important feat ures which Mr. Bryan seems arfxious should be cleared up. When thr story about the contribu tion was first printed it was charged that the money came from Mr. Ryan. Judging from Mr. Bryan's statement in th«» papers yesterday, that is a partiaularly grievous matter in the mind of Mr. Bryan. Ryan money is tainted money to Mr. Bryan, apparently, for in his statement ru'flished yesterday he paid: If, therefore, the newspaper in question will se cure from either Mr. Sheehan or Mr. Ryan a statement, or prove in any other way that Mr Ryan gave to Mr. Sheehan. to any one else, or to"th<? national committee any sum whatever with the understanding that the sum would be used in the Nebraska campaign, I shall see that the amount is returned to Mr. Ryan. Mr. Sheehan's letter to Mr. Bryan was written on June 1. four days before Mr. Bryan's statement was issued. It therefore still remains to be seen whether Mr. Sheehan will prove, as Mr. Bryan suggests, whefTier the money which went to the Democratic state organization was contributed wholly or !n part by Mr. Ryan. If Mr. Sheehan sees fit to clear up this mystery, then it remains to be seen whether Mr. Bryan will "dig down," as the Sullivan men say, and hand over from his fast swelling fortune $15,000 or $2<\ooo, so that Mr. Sheehan may restore it to the treasury of the Democratic National Committee. That is where the money would go, and, of course, it would be used to wage a campaign for Mr. Bryan this fall. Mr. Sheehan's letter to Mr. Bryan follows: I have read the article published in "Th* New York World" on May 30 last, r.-lating to campaign expenditures in the State of Nebraska in 19M. In view of the fact that 1 w;is chairman of the ex ecutive <"ommittee of the Democratic National Com mittee in that campaign, permit m^ to say that whatever money was sent to the State of Ne braska was taLen from the general fund of the committee, which money whs made up of volun tary contributions from many persons. Why there should l>e any criticism <>f this particular ex penditure I am at a loss to understand. The trans action was a perfectly legitimate one on both sides. There was not the slightest suggestion at the time frrm anybody that you liad any knowledge on the subject or that knowledge of the transaction was to be brought home to you. I think it is probably needless for me to say that neither di rectly nor indirectly was I responsible for the publication In question, and wen- it not for th.> f r rt thnt I believe an art of injustice has been done you I would not even say what 1 have in this letter. VETERANS JOIN TAFT ORGANIZATION. Louis C. Hay. chairman of the executive com mittee of the Taft organization, of No. 170 Broad way. «nid yesterday that Secretary Taft's Memorial Day speech on General Grant had not deterred war veterans from joining the Taft organization. The following were elected to the executive committee of the organization yesterday: Colonel George A. Price, of Brooklyn, past commander of U. S. Grant Poet, G. A. R. ; A. G. Mills, commander Lafayette Post, O. A. R. : John L. Shepherd, of No. 23 Maiden Lane, member of 11. S. Grant Post; Willis Mc- Donald, past commander IT. S. Grant Post; Isaac 11. Cary, member TJ. S. Grant Post. In accepting office Colonel Price said:? I am extremely glad to become one of the mem ber? oi the executive committee of the Taft organl- Zfltion .>..:< Mr. Taf! is my candidate and rep resents ali that is best in American-citizenship. He l- pre-eminently •!■ strongest and best lifted man to succeed Roosevelt. U s letter I ddressed to Mr. Hay. Mr. Cary said: I shall bo proud to be enrolled as a member of the executive committee of the Tuft organization in the State of New York, and to f.nfl myself In eucli good company. MEYER NOT LIKELY TO BET CHAIRMAN Washington. June &.— Postmaster General Meyer said to-day that all talk to the effect that ho mlKht become chairman of the Republican National Executive Committee to conduct tlie coming cam paign was "mere newspaper gossip." SETH LOW ON CAMPAIGN PUBLICITY. geth Low. president of the Association to Pre vent Corrupt Practices at elections, has Issued a statement calling attention to the fact that the State of New York has adopted advanced legisla tion to obtain publicity of campaign expenditures, a subject of recent correspondence between Secre tary Taft and William J. Bryan. Mr. Low .says the association Is willing to co operate In organizing local associations, which, he believes, can do much to end the use of money at the polls. He cites the recent election In the Niagara-Orleans district a* an exu^niii« of the as soctatiM's work. M'CLBLLAN ADVANCES. Hearst's Net Gain in Recount Cut from us to 105— Mayor Gets 13, There will be no session of the Hearst-McClellan recount trial to-day, but Justice Lambert an nounced that court would assemble on Monday morning. Forty-two boxes were c * nv asse( ; h > * SSt":S t t ": day. making a total of 154 examined since the start of the trial. Mayor .McOlellan gained tnlrteen votes yesterday, and Hearst's net gain was cut dOW« from 118 to 105. All of the jurors took part .the canvassing yesterday. It is probable that here after fifty boxes will be gone over each. day. mere still remain 1.794 boxes to be counted. Yesterday's results by election districts and As sembly districts follow: , McClellan. , , Heam - Net piri ED A D Official. Recount. Official. Recount, or joss 1 5 ITS 177 !«•> ™\ ± I 3 « 115 li I.^ m ±A 5 0 120 120 178 };« T~ I ? I 'It S5 Jg % I I 5 JS Wt ?a =£ 1111 I I 1 14 B 138 13S »3 »- _ , M 5 43 « -53 3j . \ 17 6 124 123 >J> >l Z. 2 ii t in s 4 $ ±j 20 6 120 120 |5 »^ % I 111 ig m »g zJ £ 5 1» i | }« r! ll S H8 JS ;§ ;» i 21 » 17« 1 3 5 —1 j 22 » 118 «2 168 44 - 1 1 I in 58 m 11a I 1 ■M » _47 47 T. •< ■ j prirAp-^e j&s *•: « .jffl-. ,^ Totals -.23.172 23.460 14,832 14.031 +105 Districts canvass<"d, 154. KcCleUaa'a official plurality. 5.474. ilcClellan's corrected plurality. 3.369. Where to go for the summer is always a perplexing: problem. The Summer Resort Number of The Tribune to-morrow will guide you. Order it at once, as there will be a bIK demand for tt. BROWN DEFEATED SMITH BY 15,000. Parades of All Descriptions Testify to Joy of Georgians in the Outcome. Atlanta, June With returns from all counties practically complete, Joseph M. Brown's plurality in yesterday's Democratic primary for the Demo cratic nomination for Governor is 15,000. Governor Smith lost his own county, Fulton, and most of the larger counties in the state. The present Congressmen were all renomlnated with the exception of E. B. T>wis, in the 3d Dis trict, who Is probably defeated by Dudley M. Hughes by a majority of about five hundred. Parades of all descriptions were held to-day in Atlanta in celebration of Brown's victory. Many of the pnrnders carried sticks with loaves of bread on their tips, to typify the Brown campaign slogan, "Brown and Bread; Hoke and Hardtack." Conceding the election of Brown. Governor Smith Issued the following statement to-night: 1 wish to thank the fellow citizens who voted for me on yesterday for the zealous and unselfish sup port they gave to the principles for which I stand. 1 will not at this tim« discuss the forces that brought about our temporary deteat. Those prin ciples are as sound and necessary to good govern ment in the future as they were when approved at thfi ballot box two years atro. Time will vindicate them. While we accept the result as conclusive of the present year, we will not lose courage. We must seek still to ratify the his<»me!it amendment at the October election. We must re main steadfast in our devotion to purity in election and government and to the rights of the masses of the people. Mr. Brown declined to comment on the election. A "ROOSEVELT DEMOCRAT" QUITS. Believing Bryan's Nomination Sure, Colonel Pratt Will Not Run for Congress Again. [From The Tribuna Bureau/) Washington. June 5. - Because he believes the Democrats ar« certain to nominate William Jen nings Bryan at Denver, Colonel \s> Gage Pratt. Democratic Representative from the Sth New Jer sey District, has decide.* not to be a candidate for re-election. "With Bryan the candidate, the party ig doomed to another disastrous defeat, and New Jersey will certainly be in the Republican column for many years," Colonel Pratt said to-day. "I redeemed my district, which had been ar. overwhelmingly Republican one, last fall, but 1 cannot now change my principles to suit Mr. Bryan. It is folly to put him before the country at this time, for he is the besi asset the Republicans can have. His nomi nation means the complete disintegration of the party." Many Republicans voted for Colonel Pratt in his last campaign, but he feels that this cannot be re peated if Bryan is nominated against Taft. H« is a stanch advocate of the Roosevelt policies, and says that if the President were renominated he would vote for him. BINGHAM CHANGES PRECINCTS. Traffic Posts to Take Place of Third, Under Inspector Schmittberger. Police Commissioner Bing'nam announced yester day that dating from 8 o'clock this morning the 3d Precinct and 3d Suh-F'rectnct would he abolished. ami i hat the territory of the 3d Precinct would be included In the Bth Precinct and 2d Inspection Dis trict. To take their places. Traffic Precim.-ts A. B and c will be established, the first, the City Hall station, under command of Captain Walling; the second, at No. 36 East 9th street, under command of Acting Captain Bo«nt!«er. and the third, at No. 1 East 27th street, under command of Acting Cap tain McCullough. The three rren placed in charge under Inspector Schmittbcrger have bees associated with the trntfio squad since its creation by . Commiysioner McAdoo. HORSE IN A JAPANESE SHOP. Admires Old Prints Until Police Steer Him Out of Artistic Atmosphere. The proverbial "hull in the china shop" wasn't In it with one of Slawson-Decker Company's horses which strolled into the Oriental ware shop of Amind N. Khouri & Co., at No. 30 EJast 20th street, yesterday afternoon. Michael J. Mulverhill was driving the animal down Third avenue when an automobile passed. The horse bolted, hurled the light runabout against an "L" pillar and turned Into lOtfa street, leaving Mulverhiil sitting, dazed, in the mid-t of the wreckage. Through 20ih street ih« horse galloped until the open door of No. 30 attracted him, and in he ran. The store was full of women, and they dashed screaming to the rear, while the horse walked around admiring the old Japanese prints. No one could get past him to th< door. Finally Patrolman Frederick Tetaner and John Ferguescn arrived on the scene. Both come from the West, and th? way that they went about making a lasso would liavo tied U cow puncher up in a double bowknot. With one mighty swing ParglMSOn threw it over the horse's bead. Then, with Tetaner holding him by the tall, performing the ruude ract, as the by stander said, the animal was led into the street. "Do you want an ambulance." tin;, asked Mul v rliill "Nix." -^aid Mulvcihill; "just give me me horse, and I'm <>n r.v way." LONGSHOREMEN JOIN A. F. OF L. An agitation among the members of the Long shoremen's Protective Unl n, which has been go ing on since Its strike, for affiliation with the Amer ican Federation of Labor resulted ynsterday In Its largest local, with a membership of two thousand, deciding to Join the Federation. The riggers' branch of the union has also decided to alßUate with the A. F. of L. Where to co for the summer la al\v:n» » perplexing problem. The .Summer K«-««.rl Number of The Tribune !.i morrow will Kiili]rt you. Order it at onrc. »■ tUere will be .i i.,_ ii«ui.>nj fur it. SNOWFALL IN MONTANA Flood Situation, Critical— Big Daw, Bursts and Others Threatened. Butte. Mont.. June. 5. -Eight tn-h-s of aaOT M the level, washed into slush by a driving rain, cut Butte off from the outside world to-day. Telftfrnipn communication was not IHIIHI until this after noon. No telephone lines, streetcar or pow«r line* are working, and many mines arc closed, having lost their electric power. Every little trout stream and brook in Central Montana is a rasing torrent, while the Big H'>! Clark's Ford and Missouri rivers are twice their usual width and are overflowing the lowlanJs. threatening bridges and causing serious washouts on the railroads. East and west of Helena . n the. Northern Pacific, north and south of He!*na on the Great Northern and also on the Oregon 3».ort Une north and south of Dillon passenger trains are stalled, with no hope of getting through until the waters go down and the tracks can be repaired. Missoula, Mont.. June s.— The flood situation fn Western Montana is more serious than it has r>ee n at any time since the thirty-day rain began. The Moultan Dam above Butte burst to-day, raisinc the River Garrison, seventy-flve miles east of Misso:ita. four feet. There are two large dams in the river hetween Garrison and Missoula. and their, flWrue tlon is threatened. The largest of these, the powr dam, is owned by ex-Senator W. A. Clark. The railway situation east of here is serious. The Northern Pacific has not moved a train between Missoula and Helena or Butte since Monday. The Northern Pacific has assembled on ihis di- , vision all the piledrivers from the West that it can get; it has taken from its own western aV visions and has borrowed from other roadsy The fight against the waters is being carried on by ten thousand men. but the water is gaining steadily j and the rain continues to fall in torrent 3. Missoula has had no trains from the East since Sunday, but service from the West has not been in terrupted. There are five hundred passengers <n trains stalled between washouts east of here. Sherman. Tex.. June s.— The wagon bridge over the Red River north of Denison was washed away to-day. This was the last means of connection between Texas and Oklahoma from this section of the state. The river rose twelve feet yesterday. Another heavy rain fell during the night. Frankfort. Kan., June s.— To-day all the streets of Frankfort were running with water three or four feet deep from the overflow of the Vermillion River. Banks and other business houses are flooded. Peo ple are being rescued from their homes in boats. In many street, however, the current is so ewift that rescues are difficult. Henry Horr, a merchant, was rescued from his store to-day nearly drowned. F. M. Hartman, editor of "The Index," spent the night on the roof of his home. Fairbury. Neb., June s.— Heavy rains are report ed all over south central Nebraska to-day. Every stream is out of its banks, farm property In the bottom lands is damaged and railroad traffic Is blocked. Joseph Flaming, a farmer, was aroused this morning by flood waters of Cub Creek flowing in his house. Flaminsr's family fl»d on horseback, the father leading the animal. One of the two children was swept away and drowned. » BENSEL OFFERS COLER TON OF MAPS. Sarcasm Bobs Up at Meeting of Board of Estimate and Apportionment. John A. Bensel. president of the Board of Water Supply, at the meeting of the Board of Estimate and Apportionment yesterday, offered Borough President Coler a ton of maps, whi^h were not ac cepted. Mr. Coler had objected to the approval of the maps designated as Section «, of the north ern aueduct department, on the ground that al though he had requested it, sunV-i>*nt information about the work of the Board of Water Supply had not been furnished. He said he had sent letters to the Board of Water Buply without receiving a response, and therefore he would not concur in approving the rr.aps. "At a recent meeting of the board." naid tb A •"ommlssioner. **tfca President of the Borough of Brooklyn said he would come up to my office anil si^e the maps. He has not done so. But as soon as T fan get & truck I will be glad to send th»m over to him. T am uncertain Just where to send them. There are, 1 might announce, abojt a ton of them, one being twenty-four feet one way. and another is 10 by 18 feet. But T wiU serd the tru^kload of maps right over." "You're not doing this .lust to ti» no actiwi, «-c you?" asked President Ahearn. President Coler nodded a negative reply, and the matter was brought to a vota on Mr. Coler's mo tion. His two votes were the only ones in favor of his motion and also against approval of the maps. Mr. Coler also voted no on two other map propositions, In reference to the Kensico reservoir dealing with 2,211 acres, and another covering 222,353 acres in Westchester County, i — » i Where to go for the summer Is always a perplexing problem. Th? Summer Resort Number of The Tribune to-morrow will guide yon. Order it at ©nee, m there will be a bis demand for it. BROKERAGE FIBM LOSES AGAIN Suit Against Hoadley, Leiter and Mm Must Be Tried a Third Time. For the second time the Appellate Division yes terday reversed the decision of the lower courts in the suit brought by the firm of Franklin Scott A Co. against Joseph H. Hoadley, Joseph Leiter and Cyrus Field Judson to recover J65.000. with interest from April 30. 1303, said to have been lost in th* tumble of International Power Company stock on that day. A verdict in favor of the Stock Ex change house was given by a jury in 1905. but th<* verdict was reversed by the Appellate Division an<i sent back for a new trial. In the decision yester day the Appellate Division orders a third trial. The. second trial was held a year ago, and re sulted in another decision in favor of the plaintiffs, who obtained a Judgment for JS4,3fil 34. it wns this verdict which was reversed yesterday by the Ap pellate Division. The suit was one of several which jttpv,- out «->? the collapse of an aJleged pool in International Power I'ompany stock formed in 1906 bgr'tfca threa defendants in the case. Judson was the m.in.i^^r of the pool, and he testified he was made a bar.k rupt by the fall of the stock. Hoadley and Leir,.; denied at the trial of the c.ise the existence of a pool on April 90, 1902, the day which came to h* known among brokers and investors as "Yellow Wednesday.' Franklin, Scott & f«. declared that International Power Company stock was bought and heid hy them for the account of Judson. deal- Ing for himself. Hoadley and Leiter. Hoadley and Leiter both denied they had any connection with Judson in the matter. POSSE CHASES BLACK HANDERS. Sheriff Charie* Lane of Westchester and a posss of deputies are pursuing a pair of Black Handera who threatened to blow up the house of George Raymond and kill him if he did not place $1,000 m cash in a place designated in a letter sent to him. Raymond's farm adjoins the country home of. ax- Mayor Seth i-iow at Bedford. Raymond upon receipt of the letter conferred with George Mills, a Justice of the peace, who called Sheriff Charles Lane in consultation. Justice Mills, with several deputies, stationed themselves about the place Indicated, and two men were dis covered lurking about the premises who were recog nized as former employes. When the two men Jumped into the road they pointed pistols at the deputies. "Put down your guns. ' cried th» deputies, "we're all on the same game. We're looking for those Black Handers." The two men who, were after the money soon convinced the latter that they had made a mistake and the constables retreated. The Black Handera then disappeared. The special officers were rein forced by experienced deputy sheriffs taken to he scene by Sheriff Lane, and the search was kept up throughout the right. JURY DISAGREES IN THE WEI3 CASE. After being out for more than three hours tho Jury in the suit of Minnie L. Weis for an absolute divorce from Louis Weis reported a disagreement yesterday to Justice Dayton, In the Supreme Court, and was discharged. In this case the name of Al bert Edward Tower, a Poughkeepsle iron master, as corespondent, was stricken out by direction of tho Appellate Division of the Supreme Court Hot weather dis comforts and irritations half of them are caused by cheap, ill-fitting under wear. Hot, sticky days do not bother people ho wear American Hosiery Underwear. Made of all the best materials, with painstaking care— to fit any figure— men~ women and children; carl be had in all weights suit able for all climates. All good dealers have it. Ask to be show:. un derwear bearing this name America* Hosier" f.Vfn* Hlqbnt AvnrUy Wholesale D«pt-, no Fraaiiin St.. New York Excelsior Liquid Polish A Very ttiprrior ArtM* For Cleaning; and Pollshln* Sterling Silver. Plated War. * Plate Glass Windows and Mirrors. JEWS £-(?ONGEFt, 130 and 132 ~.r im St.. N(^ Tort UNWEML TABLET OX BOAT. Lincoln's Gettysburg Speech « Bronze on Namesake Liner. Members of the Grand Army of the R«rv,, took part in the unveiling of a tablet cozxli-Z' President Lincoln*!! Gettysburg ■?*<**. on rhJriT,* burg-American liner President Lincoln at Hobo" * yesterday. In the absence of Emu Boaa fiZil manager of the line. Charles Burrows quanLv master general of the Grand Army of the' R»~-bUr* ; acted as master of ceremonies. ' ' ' * Governor Fort of New Jersey was unable to bt present, but was represented by Colon*] in hi Colgate, his personal aid. and Leslie R. Fort, itis son and private secretary, who read a !«ttsr ftam his father, as follows: " ""*" Lincoln was the great type of the -■-"■ — of this Republic from 1840 to 15 5. For w^*^ stood and for what he did. this country la~£ indebted for its present unity as* strenr- C for the acts of any other single citizen o-o-^' of the nation. Providence seems to &« £&2 situation his time a d for the necessity -'fH, situation. ***• The address on the tablet yon are installs^ <*. day on the great ocean steamer bearing Sm is to my mind the finest piece of English d^2 ever written by the pen of any cltllea o?'S Lnited States save, possibly, his own !nan««a address. It breathes the purest patrtotisn. tfi« most sacred reverence for those who died t*» their country might live, and the most f.rwat nope for the perpetuation on the earth of «mra ment by popular will. His life words a=| l'-^ ciple3 are world-wide and potential in t*« rt-rT nation of all peoples, and will Increasing!- b» ££ more so as the years go on. =■ j » =•« It is a pleasure to join in this way In *bit «im, did compliment which. th« naming of ths3 thin a y d Al he Placing of th « tablet pay, » the Memory of Abraham Lincoln. ' Emperor William was represents by Captain Hebbinghaus, naval attache of the >rman Em bassy. "As the representative of the imperial Ger man government," he sai<J. "I herewith Joyfully ac cept this fine memorial tablet M a raw token of good ■will and friendly feelings between two gnu. nations.** Lieutenant Commander W. S. Sims represcarf President Roosevelt at the ceremony, and 9|Matof the patriotism of the Hamburg- American Lin* hi placing in one of its ships a tablet cnmtaeasoratlss one of the greatest acts of one of the nation's greatest Presidents. He referred to the ties of friendship existing between America »nd Geraasy. Nicholas Murray Butler, president of ColusiSU. spoke of Lincoln as a man. Lincoln, he sail, re fused to compromise principle for policy. Hmnan oratory. President Butler said, had reached the Ugh water mark only twice in the history of the world. Once was when Pericles paid trQmta to •» ns*n who died in th« Peloponesian war. and the other when Lincoln made his Gettysburg address. Charles G. Burton, commander in eW»f of tta fJrand Army of the Kepublfr. spoke on ths b«mMe» of that organization. Others who «poke w»re Mrs. Kate E. Jon" president of the Woman's Rrtl#! Corps, and Warren Lee Goss. national patriotic in structor of the Grand Army of the Republic. Be tween the speeches the steamship taai played pa triotic airs. A luncheon was serve ton ti? prsa»« nade deck after the ceremonies. M'INTYRZ'S TESTIMONY DISPUTED George C. Eyan Tells Another Story Abut Mysterious Account No. 275. The continuation of th» examinaticr! of Than:" A. McTntyre yesterday, t>efcr» Commissioner Gil- Christ, and th* recalling of QcKfl '* >' an - *"* other member of T. A. Mclntyr* * Or. ■ ■■ stand developed some rather !nt*rest:nic canflWW j testimony. Melntyre swore on Wednesday tnat account No. *75 was the firm's speculative ***■*• and Ryan said yesterday that he never muier»t?«l t it to be that and never ordered the sale cf stock t9 that account, and that he nev»r received •3? profits from it. . Another point on which fh» partners '' ''' ***** rupt firm did not agree hi their testimony * r " < * :*: * transfer of some Cotton Exchange »e*t9 t« C harW * 1 Krous*. a Syracuse rreditor. Mclntyre ** "" J that Ryan ha.l the power of attorney •■ m^» » transfer. Ryan said yesterday that Krous* »**j*'* ' to accept the seats and that '■'■'< •■• rer-irn«l ; him. and that he kept the papers until »«« «•; ; failure. If Krouse got possession of thro n« *" it must have been since that ■!«'•* This Wl r"j der the transfers void acd make tV •••*■ • **^ of the firm's asset?. *»,»«r» Mclntyre axaln availed himself of W« * t * tut^; right to refuse to answer certain Questions os ground that the answers miyht tend to incr^~f^T or degrade him. Counsel for Mctntyre asi** *- his testimony of Wednesday b* expunged frm records because of an alleged stipulation t_»- was not to answer any questions pertaining w»» firm. Commissioner Cilchrlst denied tfefl no^;^, In answer to Questions about certain °°" by the firm. Mclntyre said il***i I *** »>• r * fa^~,. d t3 as of no value. One Question that tx» re^-s-r v answer was: -Did you have, any tal* IV^V.1 V^V.. lI Ryan during the month of April as to "• »*" condition of your firm?" mtto" t** It was announced yesterday that **^Xjir change seats of Thomas A. Mclntyr» *™» m ■ A. Mclntyr.. Jr.. would b* *>W * r • JCU< i June IS. •MILLIONAIRES" EXPRESS" WBECKE& Bank Keeps Coaches from Turnip Com pletely Over When They leave T '•< . Several person, were **&**. i^JL^tTS morning when the "Millionaire* **%"%&** Passaic A Delaware branch or ram fW Lackawanna & Western o^'™? ** track between Lyons and Milnnston. -^ locomotive alone remained on in . m ,\ r 0* coaches being kept from turning «*"^ t &**' by a bank. Had they fallen to th« *■ a da they probably would have P™*^,,^ 0a» 13-foot embankment, with a heavy ' H»r?r» passenger, a brakeman and two l ££*, ■** were the injured. The br*kem*n Was seriously hurt. _ r otc«*^"* Among those on the train were _ • r. PT^« the Central Trust Company- I *™ iOZ . of *• banker: Haley Fisk* and Geon • H^o #x JJug»d g» Metropolitan Ufe Insurance t Mutu* John F. Dillon ; Frederick Orom^eu. J Cro c» *• Life Insurance Company; Oeor» George C. Howe.