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127 Delegates Are for Him, for
Johnson. 11 for Gray and 178-
Arc Uncommitted.
E.W delegates to th« Democratic National
Ccrreiticm have been chosen Elnce The •Trib
—(•g last table of delegates-elect appeared on
Jaw* 3 4 - * '' rtate delegations were elected
# roS j Colorado. Mississippi and Tennessee and
jade)***"'" 0 were chosen at a second primary
ln Florida. t". - other four having been elected at
lie May primary- Of the sixty delegates so
)erte d iaFT week fifty-nine are for Bryan and
got is uncommitted.
The call for th« national convention fixed its
j3«3i«r£hip at 1.002. the Philippines being ex-
E rhided from representation. Six Philippine dele-
I ; files fcßve been chosen, however, and -will apply
( ! *r *dmisF:on. Of the H.IS delegates so far
> nigUnrl 527 are instructed for Mr. Bryan or com-
M§ESttß& to his support by resolutions of prefer
-. .aaw or F"hlic announcements. Twenty-two are
. : -:. for Johns'"" 11 are for Gray and ITS are uncom
citted. Mr. Bryan has the support of 77.3 per
Met of the delegates so far elected.
The ■etribatftaa by states, territories and de
ppiMCfaE among the various candidates of the
fjg delegates so far elected is shown in the fol
lowing table:
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A.-inn« " ; 5 — _ _
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otitmfe ;;•••• H — — —
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Ccrwctjcut -— ...
Dt*«re •• _ Z ~i _
rnrcirt cZ Columbia * "" _
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:**• « __ — i _
m* :.:: h — — I __
Jsiani 30 — _ _
*« . -• 26 : — — I —
tnw go] _ [. _
JSertucky '. .'.V. Ml : _
lamiiasa . ' lt ,\ _ _ _
, ■»*»" V. 6 .- — «
I li.-v.»^d , 4 _ _ 12
: ■awiiiimtta _ 24 _ _J $
j **in- 38 - —I _
llfcsuota __( 2T — —
***>■■:; - M — — —
•■aur! _ 361 — — —
»i.*S!ka 16j — - -
IBM* . ._ «_____
Zer H*.rr^miiir~ : «; _ _ 2
*» >-** v -•-■-. — ; —1 — 24
Sir**';:- „ 6 — — —
5w Tw — I — — 78
■jpa Dakota £ — —
tao _ 46 — — —
ftipc S — — —
Suites* 14 — — —
JeayhtEi*. - S6 — 5 27
JraiFJc<r — — — <?
Escfi* Fra=(J "..'.".'.■..'.'.■.'.■...■.'..■...".■... « — — 4
I Ctro;ina .. — 18 — — —
I>atota 6 — — —
•«ww* •.•.-....„......-• 24 — j — —
it*... 36 — ( — —
£Tc3 :: c _ _ _
t-risii. 241 — I — : —
fsstir-cKa M — — —
Twt Wftua _ 14 — — —
""tswuiin S6 — — —
Tnsitt *J, — — —
7-ta* - _....'• 22 111 ITS
Srt*.— CEEtest* --r« belc* made for six seats from On
Xsi*triet-eJ Co!wr.i>ia *>v an rninstrocted delegation a-"--
Jer«!« see** Irani Idaho by a. rival Bryan lalaaaMaa.
7©t*. ■BbnMt cf th» convention at IMB, 1.002.
Ytetmvr to a choice tinier the f»-o-th:r<is rule. 665.
Tiefe state conventions are still to be held:
Georgia— Atlanta. June 23 (26 >. '
North Carolina — Charlotte, June 24 (24).
v»raom— Burlington. June 26 < Ci
■■ Mam— . <6).
Auto injure* Blind Girl and Nearly
Sightless Grandmother.
VTtile trying to cross 34th street at Sixth aye-
SaeyeFterc3y afternoon Mrs Frances Jarashow,
<■' Corona Heights, Long Island, whose eyesight
-i poor, arid her granddaughter. Miss Sarah
Jarasls-Tr. who Is totally blind and lives at the
H«ts» for the Blind at 104 th street and Amster
'avenue, were both struck to the. ground by
*» automobile ••which had bone down on them
from behind an eastbound crosstown car.
The automobile is owned by .Stephen Henru>£y.
c? Xo. ■■ Clark street. Brooklyn, and carried at
aattaae Mrs. Henn^sy.' her twelve-year-old son,
Francis, and Boy Kennedy, of No. 101 West nTth
ttreet. driver of the machine.
Th» -- ■-.-•; were hurried to the New York
Hospital, where Dr. Foote found that the in
juries of the younger woman were slight, and
ahuras sent borne. Mrs. Jara show's right leg.
*oaei.rtd right hand were fractured and she suf
«."*s ren«=ral contusions of the body, and It is
b*Bever by Dr. Foote that it will be some time
btlor* she -an be removed.
Patrolman Norton, of the Traffic Squad, took
"fccnecy to the.SOth street 'elation yesterday.
**w» & charee of assault was entered against
Resident Issues Proclamation on Paris
White Slave Trade Pact.
■^"Efhliif-on. June President Roosevelt has
*•■** * proclamation declaring the adhesion of
.tit American government to the Paris convention
*H»F. On, for the suppression of the •white slave
Tber« tr» qjiUsm nations signatory to the con
**2tlon ar.'l three have declared their adhesion
to It
fßy Ttlerraph to Th*> Tribune. ]
Houston, Tex., June 20.— Three hales of cotton
*■■** in T<ixas this Reason were received to-day at
*• Cotton Exchange. Th* first bal«», pent by
* t0l «6 X' <• & Bans, of Alice, was sold for J270
'* 8 Yd. Cleveland & Sons. It ■weighed 05 pounds
■** claesed strict middling. This is two days
tfa «<i of the record made June 22. 1501.
June 20. — Secretary Taft has dil
r*tfefl the quartermaster general of the army to
*•*•* a suitable plot la the Arlington National
as a site for a monument la social honor
aoMl«*« who lost their lives la '■'■" Civil
•»r. The Colored Soldiers* Monument Association.
**** petitioned for this action, la collecting funds
which it is proposed to erect the monument.
June 20.— Following the Inquiry- int.*
U * <S«Mh of' the marine. Peter O. Hagf. several
*'*bt» «g«? on the battleship Mississippi at League
J**"*. «rt-?r a blow over the heart received in a
Ul * contest, the Navy Department has received
*- t *ton that death w« accidental, and there re
ntes m further action for the department to lake
■•* aril his opponents were, ■••* friends. Hag*
««1«m •» GmiH Rapid?, Mich., last IHuiaairr.
iN?»v time table will take effect Thursday. • li -'- c
w mnrro^^ n^ n 7^- =: ; Mtwlndß NEW-YORK, SIM) AY, JUNE 21. 1908— FIVE PARTS. SIXTY PAGES.
Yorkshire Election Wipes Out Lib
eral Majority of SjJQg.
I^ondon. June 110.— A bye-election was held to
day for Member of the House of Commons for
the Pudsey Division. Yorkshire, West Riding, to
fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of G.
Whiteley, Liberal. James Oddy, Unionist, was
returned by a majority of 113. At the general
election the Liberal majority was 3,502.
Senator (ids lihid: Hand Letters —
Doesn't E.rpcct Renomination.
IKy Tci*Kr.v,ih »o Th" Tribune 1
rouplikooi»sie. N. V., June 2<).— Senator Foolker
is fully determined to take a rest, and will seok
a quiet retreat where he will not be disturbed
for a few weeks and ran regain his ptrenpth.
He declares that the racing sentiment in his dis
trict is too strong: for him to think of running
for the Senate apain. He does not expect a re
nomination and will not ask for one.
The Senator is . in frequent receipt of Black
Hand letters and threatening communications.
Some are signed and some are not. They do
not disturb him. It will be five weeks at least,
the Senator says, before he will resume the
practise of law.
Second Rider Follows Into Fence
and Is Badly Hurt.
Wilkes-Barre, Perm., June i!O. — While speed
ing- around a track on a motorcycle this after
noon Theodore Shultz. of Reading, was killed.
Joseph Ri<e, of Wilkes-Barre. another rider,
was seriously injured. The men were entered
in the cycle races and were practising on the
track. Shultz was going at terrific speed, when
his machine swerved and in the next instant
crashed into the fence. Rice, who was riding
another motorcycle behind Shultz, saw him
crash into the fence and. losing his presence
of mind, steored his machine in the same dl
rprti^ri. He struck the fence with terrific force.
ShuHz was dead when picked up, but Rice is
expo. -ted to recover.
" ~"" 1 S3"i
Officer's Nervy 'Act After Being
Fatally Slashed by Negro.
Fatally slashed across the throat by a man
dressed in woman's clothing, whom he had ar
rested for disorderly conduct. Detective George
Thompson, of the West 125 th street station, shot
and instantly killed his assailant early this
Tbompaoa wwt at Manhattan avenue and 12-d
F trfpt when a citizen complained of a negro
■■womar." Thompson, finding th-e supposed
woman, placed her under arrest. He had hardiy
Etarted back to the station wh^n his prisoner,
drawing a huge razor, slashed him across the
Jugular vein. Thompson, in a half fainting con
dition, fell to the street and the- prisoner started,
to run.
By sheer will power Thompson raised himself
to a sitting position and fired three all
of which tonfc effect.
At the station it was discovered that the body
■was that of a man.
Tuelvc Persons on Board in Suc
cessful Flight.
Friedrichshafen. June 20. — Count Ferdinand Zep
pelin made his first flight in his new airship this
evening. A half hour's manoeuvring' in the air
fully established the stability and dirigibility of the
balloon, which made circles and short turns at full
speed in a most satisfactory manner.
A large number of army officers, military aero
nauts and foreign balloon experts reached here
several days ago to witness the experiments of
Count Beppelln. which, however, were postponed
until to-day on account of unfavorable weather
During the morning a storm swept over Lake
Constance Toward 5 o'clock, however, the storm
abated and the wind dropped. The aeronaut de
( .;,..i to undertake a flight, as the balloon was
ready Only seven minutes were necessary to
bring* it out from the floating shed. Amid ap
plause from the great crowds on the shores of the
lake and on the swarm of steamers, motorboats
and rowboats, the gigantic balloon rose In the
air three hundred feet and sailed off toward the
town of Constance, the speedy racing rowboats
and steamers following in its wake. Several of
th- speediest boats, which started before the
balloon was sent away, were overtaken with ease
by the airship, which attained an estimated speed
of thirty-one miles an hour. Soon after the start
the direction was changed and sharp turns and
circlts. with a circumference of several thou
sand yards were made, the airship answering the
helm with accuracy.
' Later the airship was sent over another
straight stretch at a high speed and then taken
to the I** having remained in the air in all.
about an hour -and a half, no difficulty being en
countered in the return to quarters.
Aboard the two platforms of the airship during
tit flight were twelve persons. On the front
platform were Count Zeppelin and Captain
Hacken. the latter steering; Captain Lav. of the
general staff; Chief Engineer Duerr. Baron yon
|a"us and three mechanic The rear platform
held count Zeppelin's son, Major yon Hesse,
Chief Engineer Kober and Director I bland.
Count Zeppelin on landing said that he was sat
isfied with everything, with the exception of the
aide steering arrangement, which had not ful
filled his expectations. This, be Bald, must be
altered before a long journey was undertaken,
which was unlikely before a fortnight at least
Another trial ascent will Se made on Tuesday
next. ;
One Was the Son of Former New York City
Assistant District Attorney.
Baltimore June 20.-The annual outing of the
Sanctuary Boys of St. Peter** Church to-day was
marred by the drowning of two of the boys and
the narrow escape of half a dozen of their com
rades and a polio man. The boys drowned were
Richard M- Ward, aged eleven years, son of the
late James M. Ward, a former Assistant District
Attorney of New York City, and John T. Coughlin.
aged thirteen, of this city. The latter lost his life
in endeavoring to savo Ward, while a number of
• ■'„ other boys in the swimming party, thors'i
more fortunate, showed great bravery in their re
peated efforts to save both Warn «nd Coughlin.
The scene of the outing was at Mount St. Ag.i.'i
College In the northern suburbs, and the boys wen
drowned in Jones's Falls, which la near by. it is
,M (hal to-day was the Brat anniversary of alie
death of the mother of young Ward.
Taken v.itl. the Meal enrlcnea the 1.1..r..l
H T Ue'.vcy & Sons Co., 13S Fulton St.. Me* York.
-Advt. |
Liverpool Strikers Blamed for the
Arcadia Explosion at Philadelphia.
I By TVlmrraph tn Th*> Tribune. 1
Philadelphia, June 20.— The explosion cf a
bomb or infernal machine in the hold of the
Hamburg- American freight steamer Arcadia, at
its dock in this city this morning, caused the
drath of three negro stevedores, the Injury of
more than a score of others and the partial
wrecking of the steamer.
The discovery that the explosion was caused
by an infernal machine was not made until late
this afternoon when unmistakable evidence
of its presence was found. The bodies of
the victims wore punctured with nails forced
into them by the impact of the explosion.
It was then recalled that there had been a dock
strike at Liverpool, whence the ship cleared, and
that there had been some violence among the
strikers. It Is believed that the bomb was
placed on l>oard to destroy the ship at sea, but
that for some reason it failed to explode until
a little over an hour after the vessel docked
here, and the work of discharging the cargo had
It was at first believed that the explosion was
caused by spontaneous combustion, as the cargo
was made up partly of naphthol and potash, but
these would hardly explode spontaneously, it is
Immediately after the explosion fire broke out
in the hold of the vessel and Is still burning.
The craft is filled with water from fire engines,
and has settled on the bottom of the Delaware
at her dock.
There is much rivalry among the captains of
the various tugs, as each one to get a line of
hose aboard the Arcadia will have a claim for
salvage. The report that the Arcadia carried a
cargo of fireworks which caused the explosion
was denied by B. F. Young, general agent of the
steamship line.
«'hief Officer Krugger of the Arcadia went
into the hold Immediately after the explosion.
His arms were burned and his hair, beard and
eyebrows were singed. He was bandaged and
went on with his duties.
William Brown, of Xn. 17 Christian street,
was working as a stevedore in the hold and is
one of the injured at the Pensylvania Hospital.
"I was working in hatch Xo. 3 of the first
deck." he said. "We were discharging cork in
.bundle?. Suddenly there was a flash of fire at
one side of the hold and then a terrible report
that seemed to shake the whole vessel. Every
body rushed to get out. I managed to climb to
th«» deck and then keeled over. My leg is badly
hurt, but I don't know how it happened.*'
New Yorker Accidentally Shot in
Xciv Brunswick Camp.
[By TelegTaph to Th» Tribune 1
St. John, N. 8., June 20.— E. W. Davis, a
vrealthy New Yorker, was instantly killed
yesterday by the accidental discharge of a sport
ing rififi which he was handling at his camp, on
the Cascapedia River, in Northern New Bruns
•wick. The body was prepared to-day f:>r ship
ment to New York. Owing to poor communica
tion details cannot be obtained.
Mr. Davis was formerly a member of the
Restigouche Salmon Club, but In recent years
had fished along the Cascapedia River, where he
owned a fine bungalow. Two years ago he
entertained there Earl Grey, Governor General
of Canada, who spent some time fishing in the
■Waters leased by Mr. Davis, who was one of the
most popular sportsmen visiting In this province.
Edward W. Davis was a retired drug merchant,
and was formerly president of the Davis, Lawrence
Company, manufacturers of proprietary medicines
at No. 10 Christopher street. He had not been
actively connected with the company for many
years, although h* wa« still a large stockholder.
He was a nephew of the late Perry Davis. For
several years Mr. Davis had spent little of his time
in New York, travelling extensively abroad.
B. B. 'Lawrence, secretary of the Davis, Law
rpnffl Company, said ir.st evening that he had nu
direct information about the death of Mr. Davis.
Tries to Rescue Mother and Brothers
from Ugly Mob.
Thoma? .T. Gallagher, of No. 113 North Elliott
Plao\ Brooklyn, expects to be ordained to the
priesthood this fall, but that did not prevent his
going to the rescue of his brother. Detective Lieu
tenant John Gallagher, of Brooklyn Police Head
quarters, when he saw the Uttt.-r fighting for his
life with a crowd of infuriated Italians last night.
As a result he is lying at his home with two bul
lets imbedded in his body, while John is in a seri
ous condition from a number of stab wounds.
Shortly before dusk Lieutenant Gallagher and
another brother. Edward, while on their way
home, discovered in passing through Navy street
the body of a man lying in the street. Upon in
vestigation they found that he was intoxicated.
While the Gallaghers stood waiting for a patrol
wagon a crowd gathered around them. They were
being jostled and pushed, when a man on the out
skirts of the crowd fired two shots, neither of
which took effect. The mother of the Gallaghers
heard the shots in her home. She ran to where
they were and was aiding them in keeping off
their assailants, when Thomas Gallagher arrived
on the scene. He was on his way home. when, at
tracted by the crowd, he pushed forward to find
that it was his mother and brothers that were
in trouble.
With one bound re broke through the crowd,
knocking the Italians right and left. Then two
more shots were fired, and Thomas fell to the street.
Tben the reserves arrived, and the Gallaghers
were taken home, where the two injured men were
attended by a physician from the Brooklyn Hos
Later in the evening detectives arrested Ernesto
rasza of No. IJ9 Navy street, and Patrick Stan
zoni of No. 34 Flushing avenue, whom the Injured
men recognized as having been among their assail
Prisoner Announces Mother's Departure-
Visited by His Wife.
Poughkeepsie. N- *•• Junft 20.-Harry Thaw an
nounced to-day that his mother, Mrs. William
Thaw. ».iilf< 4 . f»r Europe to-day. Thaw gave out
th** following statement in the Poughkeepsie jail:
••My mother Batted for Europe to-day. She was
y^ry reluctant, nnn dealred to remain until my af
fairs COOM be settled, bur we all urged her to go
the aake of her health. She will go to some
health reaort to take the waters."
Evelyn Thaw sr*nt several hours with h»r hus
d to-day. It i" understood that Thaw'i; mother
"i without a reconciliation with her da ighter
Tokio, June 2"— Changes made In the government
mining regulations are considered extremely ««n
t-roua especially to foreigners. All mining maehln
o,v wlllfM admitted free of duty, And th» export
„'.,., on copper has been abandoned
Engineer Acts Just in Time -Hand
.car on Track.
[By Te!«ff-aph to The Tribune.)
Oyster Bay, June 20. — The President carr.e<
home to-day to begin what will in all prob
ability be his last summer vacation as the na
tional chief and incidentally received the warm
est welcome ever given to him by his old neigh
bors. If on some of his former visits the vil
lagers have seemed undemonstrative, they made
up for It to-day, and the President was obliged
to put In a -solid quarter of an hour handshaking
on the station platform before he could escape
to his carriage and start for Sagamore Hill-
While on the way to his home town to-day
the President announced that he would signalize
his retirement from office on March 4 next by
making an important change In the inaugura
tion proceedings. Instead of escorting Presi
dent Taft, or whoever the incoming Executive
happens to be, from the Capitol, where he has
taken the oath of office, to the White House,
where his new home will be. President Roose
velt will at once retire from the limelight by
driving to the railroad station and taking a
train for Oyster Bay.
"The moment the incoming President takes
the oath of office the outgoing President be
comes a private citizen and has no excuse for
being longer on the programme," is the way the
President summed up the case to-day, and
coupled the remark to Secretary Loeb with the
announcement that he intended to leave "the
programme" on the instant that he ceased to be
an official part thereof.
Secretary Loeb paid that the President ex
pected to sail for Cairo on his African hunting
expedition "about April 1." or less than four
weeks after he escorts his successor to the
On the last portion of the journey to-day,
when the President's special was hurrying east
ward from Roslyn. the train was brought to a
sudden stop and the crew piled out in some
fright to ascertain the cause. It was found
that the safety block sign had been dropped al
most at the instant the President's train was
about to enter one of the sections, ajid it was
only by the merest good luck that the engineer
caught the warning signal. A brakeman who
was rushed ahead with a red flag found that a
section gang had lifted a handcar upon the
track, which might have wrecked the Presi
dent's train had It not been discovered in time.
Secretary' Loeb announced this evening that
Secretary Taft will visit the President at Saga
more Hill during the latter part of next week
to have a final official talk with his chief before
he leaves the War Department.
The village was in gala dress in honor of the
President's return. Every house displayed a
flag or bunting, and the railroad station was
elaborately decorated.
The Presidential train arrived at 5:15 p. m.
Long before, a crowd of men, women and chil
dren had begun to gather at the station, and
when at last the train arrived and Mr. Roose
velt was seen standing on the platform of his
car a great cheer went up from the crowd.
The President was in a jolly mood, and told
those whom he called his "neighbors" that he
was glad to get back home and see. familiar
face.?. Some one called out, "How about Taft
and Sherman?" to which the President replied:
"A strong ticket and sure to win."
The President saw that Mrs. Roosevelt and
the children were safely In the surrey and then
got on the front seat. Secret Service men got
into another surrey and closely followed the
President's carriage to Sagamore Hill.
Secretary Loeb and Mrs. Loeb were driven to
the cottage which they will occupy during their
6tay in Oyster Bay. Mr. "Loeb said that he and
his staff of assistants would occupy the quarters
in the Moore Building, in which the Presidential
business offices have been in former years.
Crowds Greet President at Jersey
City and Long Island City.
The special train bearing the President's party
reached Jersey City at 2:30 o'clock yesterday after
noon. Inspector Lawrence, of the Jersey City
Polire. several detectives and twenty-five uni
formed men. escorted the President to the pier,
where the tug Lancaster was in waiting.
The President shook hands with the engineer and
fireman and congratulate?! them on the safe run.
He repeatedy doffed his hat in acknowledgment
of the cheering of the crowd In the station.
The President would not speak of public affairs.
To all queries he replied: "Xot a word; not a
Secretary Root, who v.-as a member of the party,
came to the city. He will start this mornnig for
Clinton. N. T., to take part in the commencement
exerrises at Hamilton College. Later, he will go
to Muldoons farm, near White Plains.
As the Lancaster started down the river for Long
Island City the ferryboat New Brunswick left her
slip with a crowd of passengers. When they caught
sight of the President on the tug they raised a
mighty cheer, and there was a general waving of
hats and handkerchiefs.
Captain Maude, of the Long Island Cf?y police,
escorted the President from the Lancaster to the
Long Island Railroad station. About twenty-five
hundred persons started cheering the President
when he left the tug, and kept it up Antil he had
disappeared in the train shed. The President kept
his hat off and bowed right and left.
He boarded the private car of President Peters
of the Long Island road.
Plans had been made to start the train imme
diately, and it had started, when It was learend
that Kermit and Archie Roosevelt, who were to
meet the party there, had not arrived. The train
was held a few moments until they appeared.
The delay pleased the crowd of onlookers, and
in answer to their cheers the President repeatedly
stepped outside the car door and bowed.
At Philadelphia President Roosevelt went out on
the platform of his car while engines were being
changed and was enthusiastically greeted by a
Secretaries Cortelyou and Straus and Assistant
Secretary of State Bacon were at the station In
Washington to see the President off. Mrs. Taft
was also present and bade goodby to Mrs. Roose
velt. The members of the President's family with
him were Mrs. Roosevelt and Miss Ethel and Master
Quentin Roosevelt. Miss Roosevelt took with her
her brindle bulldog, which Bhe held by a stout
leather string.
When fifteen-year-old August Treutle, of No.
504 First avenue, was. arraigned before Justice Olm
sted In the Children's Court yesterday he said
that seeing moving pictures had inspired him to
become a burglar. Toung Treutle. pleaded guilty to
taking silverware and other property valued at
}8S from the chop of his employer, Charles F.
Hum. a dealer In art goods, at No. 32 West 22d
ftr^et. on June 13.
Treutl* had worked for Mr. Hum for eight
months old and had been industrious and honest.
He *■"• paroled until July 31.
I'— : '
Commencing Jun« 27th, Btr. "Bhlnnecock" will
leave Now Fl«r I, E. R., on Bat». (except July 4ra ■
for nioek lilatid, at 1:00 P. M. , June 26th and July
lot at 8:J0 F. M • and Krl.. July 3d. at 1:00 P. M.—
Rumor of Great Loss of Life in
Minnesota Town.
Waterloo. Towa. June 20.— Passengers arriving
<»n n. late train brought a rumor that seventy
four persons were killed in the town of Albert
Lea, Minn., to-night by a tornado. The rurm>r
cannot b» conflmrvi, a<= all telegraph wires In
that vicinity ar»> down.
Mercury Climbs High and City
Swelters for Hours.
When the mercury reached 87 degrrees at 1
o'clock p. m. yesterday, its highest mark, the
hottest day of this year was recorded. It was
not until 4:30 o'clock p. m. that the tempera
ture began to fall. Thai heat was felt keenly
throughout the city, the humidity belns 82 at
8 o'clock a. m. and decreasing as the day ad
The atmosphere was practically at a stand
still in the forenoon, but about 2 o'clock p. m.
the wind shifted from the south, blowing a
fairly cool breeze from the west.
Only three prostrations from heat were re
ported. Michael J. Barry, of No. 206 East 86th
street, was overcome in front of No. 92 Chrystie
street and was removed to Gouverneur Hos
pital. Andrew Brennan. of No. 419 West 37th
street, succumbed at 57th street and Tenth ave
nue and was removed to Roosevelt Hospital.
Win field Drury. of No. 721 Ninth avenue, fell a
victim at Ninth avenue and 51st street and was
removed to Roosevelt Hospital.
Warm weather is predicted for to-day, with
light west and southwest winds.
Pittsburg. June 20. — Two deaths and two pros
trations are the result of the weather conditions
in this vicinity in the last twenty-four hours.
Ottawa. Kan.. June 2^.— Governor J. Frank Han
ly of Indiana was prostrated by the heat while
addressing the Ottawa <'hautauqua this afternoon.
Governor Hanly. who came here from the Chicago
convention, revived under medical attention and
started for home to-night. His condition is not
Gales Fan Michigan Forest Fires
to Gigantic Proportions.
Detroit, June 20. — Fires in Northern Michigan
forests, fanned to gigantic proportions by the
gales of the last two days, have destroyed at
least three villages, rendered hundreds home
less, swept over thousands of acres of timber
land and caused damage estimated at $200,000.
The village of Case, in Presque Isle County,
was destroyed to-day, and a special train took
the homeless to Onaway, -where they were shel
tered to-night. Legrande, a little town in Che
boygan County, was abandoned to the flames
to-night. Many women and children were taken
in wagons to Indian River.
While a big fire at Wolverine this morning
was being fought fire threatened another sec
tion of the village. While the Wolverine fire de
partment was engaged a call for aid was re
ceived from Rondo, three miles north. The fire
men could not leave Wolvrrine and throughout
the morning Rondo was at the mercy of the
flames. A hotel, several stores and houses, and
the Michigan Central station were burned.
Physician Called to Treat Her for
Train Sickness.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold F. McCormick arrived
here yesterday morning from Chicago. Mrs. Mc-
Cormick. who is the daughter of John D. Rocke
feller, became ill on the train, the Twentieth
Century""Limited. and it was at first fV-ared that
she was suffering from appendicitis.
When the train arrived at T'tica Dr. A. R.
Grant, of that city, was called to attend her. and
rode with her as far as Albany. When that city
■was reached she had improved so that there was
no further need of a physician.
Mr. and Mrs. McCormtck arrived h»ro at 9:30
a. m., and went at once to the Hotel Plaza. Tn
the evening they went to the theatre. On their
return Mr. McCormick said:
"Mrs. McCormick was taken sick as we ap
proached Syracuse. The car was very warm
and Mrs. McCormick was nervous and tired. I
became nervous over her condition and, perhaps
foolishly, telegraphed to my friend. Dr. Arthur
Grant, at Utica, who boarded the train at that
"Dr. Grant found my wife, suffering" from car
sickness and from the heat. He treated her
30 successfully that by the time we reached
Albany she had gone tr» sleep and wa* resting
easy. There was no recurrence of any former
Mr. and Mrs. McCormick are to go abroad soon
for an automobile tour.
Fellow Prisoners Strung Up "Reincarnated
Elijah." Who Said He Could "Rise Again."
' fßy Telegraph to The Trtbune.l
Fort Smith, Ark., June 20. — Elijah Skaggs. self
styled "King of the Gentiles," who says he is the
reincarnation of the prophet Elijah, narrowly
escaped lynching by fellow prisoners in the
county Jail to-day. Skaggs was sentenced to
twenty-one years in the penitentiary last week
for a "spiritual"*, assault upon Mrs. Margaret
Irene.' Taylor, one of his religious followers. At
his trial Skaggs demanded the death penalty,
asserting that he would rise again.
He was nearly subjected to a test of his ability
to rise again to-day, when his fellow prisoners
strung him up to the bars of his cell with bed
clothes. He was nearly dead when cut down by
his jailer.
Chattanooga. Term., June 20.— 1t was learned to
day that as a result of a conference here on
Kriday between Presidents W. W, Finley of the
Southern, Milton 11. Smith of th« Louisville A
Nashville and T. C Powell of the Queen * Cres
cent route, a general wage scale lias be^n practi
cally agreed upon which will apply to every line
of importance In the South. It is reporte.l that
the general reduction in wages threatens. ! la*t
winter but postponed by agreement with th* vm
riouß unions until the middle ..f July, will be
forced into effect. It Is said all the lines hope afl
fortify themselves against a general strike by
adopting a scale which will be observed as a unit.
[F>> T»i**tr»i>h to The Trtbun. .
Cleveland. June »-Cotom] C. B, Barrett, slsty
alx years old. of New York and Cleveland, a mill
ionaire brick manufacturer, dropped dead from
heart disease in his rooms at the Hollrn.len Hotel
late to-night The family home is In White Kiver
Junction, Vt
Hitchcock Decline* To Be Consid
ered — Sub-committee and Can
didates to Meet on July 1.
C By Telegraph to Th* Trtbu»#. 1
Cincinnati. June 20— No decision regarding a
chairman of the Republican National Committe*
was reached to-day by Secretary Taft. Repre
sentative Sherman and the sub-committee «aT
the national committee appointed to confer wttal
the Secretary and authorized to make th© ap
pointment after doing 1 so. After a. two hour*'
conference, which was entirely harmonious, the
following statement was issued:
Yesterday the national committee In session
at Chicago delegated to a sub-committee, con
sisting of eight members, the power to act !n
the matter of the selection of a chairman and
treasurer of the national committee and directed
its sub-committee to confer with the nominees
for President and Vice- President before action.
All the members of the sub-committee were
present at the conference to-day with the nomi
nees, except W. 1^ Ward, of Xew York, who
was represented by Mr. Hart, of lowa. The
conference of the committee showed harmonious
views as to the qualifications necessary for a
chairman, but disclosed an Indisposition on the
part -of several who were suggested as available
to accept the place, including Mr. Hitchcock,
who declined to be considered on account of his
health. After full conference the committee de
cided that the matter was of such importance
and required such consultation with various
persons suggested as available for the place
that an adjournment was taken until July 1.
when the committee will reconvene in Wash
ington. The committee delegated the Hon.
Myron T. Herrick to make public this state
ment. The proceedings of the conference witlt
this exception were executive.
"One jean sometimes see more clearly when
the smoke of the battle has cleared away," ilr.
Taft said to one of his friends in explanation of
the postponement of a selection, later in the day.
Some further light may be thrown on th« sit
uation, however. The informal delegation of
Ohio politicians which called on Mr. Taft early
in the day protested vigorously against the se
lection of Frank H. Hitchcock, on the ground
that it would be a ..humiliation to Arthur Vorys
to be placed in a position subordinate to Mr.
Hitchcock; white the only other course, after
Mr. Hitchcock's selection, would be to conduct
the campaign in Ohio entirely separately from
that in the rest of the country, which would be
hardly practicable. The local men urged the se
lection of some man prominent in public life,
such a3 Postmaster General Meyer. Senator
Lodge or Senator Long, under any one of whom
both Hitchcock and Vorys could act as vice
chairmen. Mr. Taft listened attentively, said he
fully appreciated the great value of Mr. Vorys's
work and smiled, but he gave no indication of
his intentions.
Then the sub-committee called. The members
are General Powell Clayton, of Arkansas; E.
E. Hart, of lowa, who holds the proxy of Mr.
Ward, of New York: Representative Lowden.
of Illinois; ex-Governor Herrick. who holds the
proxy of Mr. Vorys; Frank B. Kellogar. of
Minnesota; Senator Borah, of Idaho: Charles
Nagel, of Missouri, and E. C Duncan, of
North Carolina.
Messrs. Hitchcock, Vorys, Herrick and Crane.
the junior Senator from Massachusetts, were
discussed as possible chairmen. Friends of Sen
ator Crane said he could not serve. Then Gov
ernor Herrick said he must be excused, but he
thought the place should go to Vorys. It was
then stated that Mr. Vorys had •withdrawn Ms
name and that Mr. Hitchcock, who is suffering
from the terrific strain of the last months, had
declined. There is nothing serious the matter
with Mr. Hitchcock's health, however, and he
needs only complete rest for a short period.
The discussion revealed the fact that a ma
jority of the committee regarded Mr. Hitchcock
as the proper man to conduct the campaign;
Secretary Taft. while paying high tribute to Mr:
Hitchcock's political ability and achievements,
said he was worn out now and had declined.
Moreover, there was no necessity of making any-
Immediate decision. The matter was too im
portant to be decided hastily, and time, which
was a wonderful solvent of poetical problems, as
well as a healer of political sores, often workei
wonders. It was. therefore, decided to post
pone the decision until July, -when the siib-corr
mittee will meet the Secretary in Washington.
Meanwhile, the members of the committee and
the Secretary could give their best thought to
the matter.
Finally, it may be said that the situation has
undergone no change whatever as a' result of
to-day's conferences and then* are few indica
tions that any will occur within the next ten
They Have a Hearty Reception in
Cincinnati— Plans of the Secretary.
[By Telegraph to The Tribune.!
Cincinnati. June CO.— William H. Taft. He- \
publllcan candidate for President, and James S.
Sherman. Republican candidate for Vfce-Presi
dent. arrived in Cincinnati this morning, and re
ceived a hearty welcome by the people of this
city, despite the fact that when Mr. Sherman.
who came first, arrived. M was raining hard.
Mr. Sherman, accompanied by the members of
the sub-committee of the national committee
appointed to confer with the candidates, stepped
from the private car in vhleh he had. made the
trip with the alacrity of a youth, and no sooner
had he ■•■ foot on the platform than three brass
bands, stationed about the Union Station, under
took to play "Marching Through Georgia.** sim
ultaneously. The attempt was not entirely har
monious, however, and two of them soon gave,
way to the largest and most sonorous. Th«
persistence with which the old war song has
been played since Mr. Sherman's nomination in
dicates that it is to be "Sherman's tune." wher
ever he goes throughout the campaign.
"Never felt better in my life.** replied Mr.
Sherman to the solicitous inquiries of th%
prominent citizens who had come to meet him.
and he certainly showed no signs of fatigue of
the convention. One of the members of the re
ception committee expressed regret over tha *
"The sun will shine when Taft arrives." wa*.
the accurate prediction of the future Vice
president, and sure enough, when fifteen min
utes later Judge Taft train came Into th« sta
tion the sun broke through the clouds and gave
Ohio's favorite son a red hot welcome. But th*
remark was prophetic in more ways than on>*.
for under the Secretary's genial smile the sun '
Four hundred glasses for 35c.
of the Planters' Bungaloe Tea. Iced.— Advt

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