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Mi tics to push Salt Lake -to the 1 I 1 1 A I 1 I 1 MM lX (I I ; I 1 1 1 I 1 1 1 I' requires intelligence, energy. i HJ l'1 S ;r-' WJJjJV WJki W4Mk JIP P4 1 dSLr-- j 9 W vol. LXXVII, NO. 53, weather today Fair; warmer. SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, SATURDAY MORNING-, JUNE, 6, 1908. 14 PAGES FIVE CENTS. 9 1 HfUTECOIFUCT 1 WITH BIG FLOODS Situation in Montana Has Grown So Serious as to Cause " Great Danger. aRMY IS BATTLING TO, , SAVE BAILROAD TRACKS I ' - Cities of Butte and Missoula I Suffer Along With Valley i Farmers. Km.' .A telephone, message received -h If tonight from Hut Ic, Mont., gives v Bqv a gloomy picture of (ho flood 1 If situation in central and southern ! H?4 Montana. No trains, no tele- J ?a graph vires, no electric lights, IJ H4 nn street car service nnd con- 'b tinually fulling ruin is the sub- 4 ptanco of (lie report. The rcsi- r Ht? deuces mid offices tonight arc r Ht-i- tightcU by candles. Three feet Hit of water in the lower part of v fr the city has forced the furnaces j Htf at thc 'Butte Reduction works to 4" M. draw their fires. The rail lino ! Tv to Anaconda is out of oommis- r mtr Eton r' r Since (5 o'clock tonight; the r Bfr sole telegraph wire available Mfcf during the da' has been down, -! Hf? and the onlv connecting link H) with the ouiside world is the J K'v copper thread of the telephone Kf company For a few minutes in r Ihc afternoon telephone com- -r muiiication was open to Helena. ! It was then reported that thou- v 'v sands of dollars worth of damage -r H'f liad been occasioned in that im---r1 mediate vicinity within the- last ft-.r twenty four, hours. In the Gal- !- '4- latin valley two-thirds of tho 4 7 crops, it was declared, are, r Pr ruined. Thc, Fust Helena smelt- H t r er stands in .water three feet r H :r deep nnd has been forced to sn.s- r H nr pend opcrationH. Kailroad traf- J H "4 fie is at a standstill. H r Interruption of all forms of I- H (t communication has prevented the r H r situation at other .Montana -I H r points from being learned. Thero r H '5' arc rumors of stalled trains in - every direction, and if. is re- v H ported that the last few hours of "s' rain have added enormously to - k the damage already sustained 1)3 ! H r tlio railroads and other indus- ! 1 ' t trial interests. -r :,t H! BUTTE, June .5. Overhead power wt$ are so badly lauglad. with light virti that Maj'or Corby will allow ', itlier street car nor light power to bo on tonight, bonce the citi' "will '.kark again and the street cars maj "n-mn tomorrow. ,vfie,roiort from Missoula that Hie . floqlton dam, above Butto, hud burst, m. Jnofotindod. The dam is in no danger, wpite the great amount of rain, and tt! damage has been very slight. ' uRhti niches of snow on tho level, lj&t& into slush by a driving rain that wn m at daylight, cut "Butto off from P outside world today. Telegraphic jwununicatioii was not restored until IB There are no telephone lines, Bwtet cars or power lines working, and fjj1? of tho mines were closed, having Hrv- c'ectrical power. HV' heavy damage is reported, how HWfy,j Trains east and west of here fl ip.rpported stalled, but owing to the H' 'WJition of the wires it is difficult to -Wfirni these roports. Btroams at Danger Point. Atnoou the flood situation in western uVana ,R ,nor serious thnt it linjp t any time since the thirty-da v H beenu. The rainfall for the past 1' 3 fv ,10urs h,,B lj0'-n liL'aviest mouth, and the streams arc at ."i.wngor point. 1 ii i rav,'tty situation east of Mis Is sorions. The Northern Pacific 1 3 1? i ovc,(l " irnui between Missoula SHoIena or Butte since Monday, and Hgrooably will be weeks before the B!fFc 1 tno track cau bo fullv re Kflf'n Ille3 o 11,0 11 ew roadbed of K!:.1' p'i"l road cast of hero have been HTSn aV''' aiul 51 'K estimated that Hfcr VICqjUlre morfi t,mn a ontl to re W tne damage from this source. U'e.nig Blackfoot river, 100 miles HKiiff1S at flood stage, and there is HL1", ?f tno destruction of tho big KTu! the Blackfoot Milling company H12lli,V:r,J w,licl1 contains about sixty fl 'r 'ct of logs. 2u"aFon "ridges all along the' rivers f1''" swept nwav. aC;" tcr Root fiver is becoming llinp nnd t"o railroad bridges H"5p 8 8lrt'!l"i are unsafe. TbouBands Fighting Flood. llL r"1"11 Pacific has assemplt-d i 3i . VlB1?n a oC the ilu drivers f ij'hc iwl" 1,5 ,own western divisions B? ft l "?11 fro nthor roads. Tho I'hv for thc w;itpra cing carried I'ftinJnV .0U9?.llci mon- 1)1,1 tho wnter bK w ?,t0.a(,,1.' tho rain con-H- ffix?,5all,,n torrents. Hw ifciPfeMTi81 nv.Pr a soula is but "AterS A"' ,,,e h,Ph,,st n,ark "vor in rho pensive city'bridges 1 L,sl thoirL51"'1 'Y11 iarflc(I Pre- N'UrcIl ' K0 ,luiIKero"s are they BKhL0!'811,111 tho Northern Pa 'JfcWrn ?,? tr0,!blc 1? -vot- Th- rat KfE!?as 1 vcflcrn Montana is said to BWfe. M,c8hri,,0.,as is lhc 2sTrthorn 1, tbo cJ'fSB0-,l,n ',as 'ad no trains Bffr thopi5,incc snly; tho service fearn inn h"S not bpt'n intorruptil. gf. ue1 Between washouts east of f HA ENTIRELY OUT H. Jt, OFF FROM WORLD 'v' 2 SnonftLU.le ood situation in ch mln, to V" more seri 1 tbo oi S' J1?1"03, cut off t l81d Worll; she without GREAT VICTORY OF TAFTDELEGATES Republican National Committee Decides Contests From Ala bama and Arkansas. TAFT MANAGERS ARE ALLOWED TO BE JUDGES Hold Proxies of Absent Commit tee Members; Strong Pro test Made in Vain. CHICAGO, Juno 5. Without roll calls, the Republican Xational commit tee today decided the contests from Ala bama and Arkansas, involving twonty four seats in tho Republican National 'convention, in favor of thc delegates instructed for Secretary Taft. The vic tory for thc Taft forces was sweeping, not even a division being required to determine iho will of thc committee. Contests from Florida, Georgia and Kentucky -will be heard tomorrow, tho total number of scats affected being thirty-four. The proceedings today would have been devoid of interest had it not been for an eff6rt to prevent Frank Jf. Hitchcock, the Taft manager; Arthur V- Statter, former assistant secretary of the treasury, and Charles G. Phelps, of Washington, both assistants to Mr. Hitchcock, from sitting in .-judgment on the contests. These men held proxies of tho members of the National com mittee from New Mexico, Alaska and North Dakota, respectively. Their entrance into the executive session of the National committee pro voked .loscph B. Kealing, United States attorney for Lho "District of Indiana, manager for Vice-President Fairbanks, and Representative Jumcs Francis Burke, of Pennsylvania, who acts for Senator Knox', to make vehement pro tests from tho outside. Make Written Protest. After a hurried conference between representatives of all the anti-Taft forces, it was decided to reduce the pro test to writing and have it presented to the committee before the contests were taken up. Vheu this had been done, tho protest was sent to YV. F. Aid rich, formerly n member of Congress from Alabama, and one of tho contest ing delegates at large from tho Scott Davidson anti-Taft delegation from that State. It recited tho fact that Mr. Hitchcock is directly interested, in thc management of one of tho candi dates directly involved in tho case, and "therefore disqualified to sit in .-judgment" upon it. 7t also declares that Mr. Hitchcock did not reside and is not a qualified voter in the territory he claims to represent, und is not a regu larly or proporly chosen National com mitteeman from the territory. Tho same representations were made in regard to Messrs. Statter and Phelps, except that tlicy were termed "employees" instead of a "manager" for one of the candi dates. Vigorous Objection Mr. Aldrich presented thc protest to the committee, and in connection stated that ho did not regard it proper that they should bo compelled to present their arguments to members who had no "interest" in the outcome, and ho called attention to tho preamble of the protest, which was as follows: "We formallj' protest against being compelled to submit the merits of our contest to the Republican National com mittee as at present constituted in this meeting." Then followed the argument: against Messrs. Hitchcock, Statter and Phelps being permitted to retain seats in thc committee. "All 1 care to say in reply," said 0. D. Street, "United States attorney for the northern district of Alabama and tho chief local counsel for tho Thompson faction, instructed for Taft, "is that Charles IT. Scott, the mem ber of the committee front Alubama, is sitting as a judge in this case, and it appears t'o me that he is interested in the outcome." Mr, Scott is one of the delegates at large elected by the Scott-Davidson faction, which was supposed to be anti Taft. Deba-to Shut Off. Debate on tho question was shut off by A. M. Stevenson, member from Colo rado, who promptly moved to lay tho protest on tho table. The motion was carried. Mr. Scott; of Alabama being the only member who opposed it on the viva voce vote which was taken. Thc Alabama contests, affecting the four delegates at large and tho two delegates from each of tho congressional districts, twenty-two in all, were then taken up, Tho committee did not meet today un til 11 o'clock, yet. practically all of the members wore present more than an hour before that time. The. visiting between members of tho committee, the attorneys representing the contestants, and others engaged in tho lobby outside tho national commit tee's headquarters iu the Colisoum an nex, was brought to a close shortly after 11 o'clock by William I. Stone, sci'-gcanl-at-arinsr who loudly announced that members of the commit toe wore expected to meet "now." He threw tremendous lung power into that last word, and within two minutes the meet ing was on behind closed doors. The first hour was devoted to thc adoption of rules of procedure. Rules of Procedure. Jt was decided that all sessions of the committee shall bo executive, bo ginning at 10 o'clock and continuing without luncheon until adjournment; for the day, which is expected to be about G p. m. Jn the cuse of contests in volving the delegates at. large, thirty minutes for each side will be allowed i for thc presentation of arguments nnd fifteen minutes will bo allowed oach sido in district contests. Provision was made, however, for consolidation of Continued on Pagc Twb. . 9 ' HELPING TOWARD PROSPERITY SALT LAKE HEADS THE "PAY ROLL LIST:' Index to Today's Tribune . , ' Departments. Page I Soclotv 5 v -I .Editorial , 0 r Klines 8 'Markets 0 r Intermounlaln 10 -I "Locair v Senator Georpc Sutherland rc- 4 turns from Washington 1 I- Nells J. liHrsen makes charges -I J- against former Deputy County ! j Clerk Glbbs 14 -J. ! Contract Is let for water main 4- extension It -I ! To build live town at Alkln I- Siding 12 -J. ! Irregularities In aiain street aa- J sessments 14 4- Records broken on local stock j exchange M -I Domestic. v 4 Eight killed and score Injured in ; 4 wreck on electric line near An- j. napolls 1 1 ; Explosion of boiler tube on board y J- armored cruiser Tennessee -r kills four seamen and fatally I scalds others .'. 1 4" 4- Flood situation In Montana is r f hourly growing more serious.. 1 -J. 4- Taft delegations from Alabama .J- and Arkansas win right to j. Jr scats In convention 1 J. Actor Raymond Hitchcock com- 'I- milled to Tombs without bail.. 10 -J J. New . Yorker shoots wife, tries p to murder sons, and commits J 4 suicide- 2 v J- I-atest developments in political .J. t elro,ca " t 1 T . J. Sporting News. f f. Slgnorinetta wins "Thc Ladles Derby" 11 ! J. Cold weather keeps away crowd ! from bicycle races U 4- Workman and Wykcrt win Den- -J- - ver endurance horse race II ! i ..Jt..?..T..J.--tJJJ-?..J..?..J..T..J. REVENUE DEPARTMENT PLANS PROSECUTIONS WASHINGTON. June fi. Tho inter nal revenue department has planned a scries of prosecutions for alleged in fractions of the internal revenue laws nil over the United States. Officers of that department made seizures yester dav at two local drug stores on tho ground that they wero .soiling cigars in contravention of the internal revenue lnws. Tho tops of boxes to which the majority of tho stamps were affixed have been removed, thereby leaving tho packages unprotected by proper stamps. The government contends this is prima facie evidence of tho nonpayment of the taxes, and cigars not protected by stamps must bo declared forfoitod to the United States. BISHOP OF PHILIPPINES DECLINES NEW POSITION WASHINGTON". .Tune 5. Charles Henry Brent, bishop of tho Philippines, in a cablegram received hero today, de clined to accept tho post of Bishon of Washington, iu succession to I'iuhop Honry V. Snttorloc. to which office Bishop Hrcnt was elected last month. Tho declination is made iu response to his notification, as follows: "Must decline. T would have gone, but God bids mo stay. John o:30. 'I BRENT." The action will necessitate tho re convening of a special session of tlio diocesan convention to elect a bishop. Pay Pino of 561,000. KANSAS CITY. Juno G. Thrco pack ing companies and ono railroad company, convicted in 19015 of rebating and sen tenced to pay lines aggregating ffil.000. today handed to this elrk of the United States court a check for tho total amount of their llnof:, plus costs. Each of tho linos was for Sin, 000. These paid: Ar mour Tacking company, Cudnhy Hacking company;' Swift & .'o and thc Chicago, JJurllnglon & Qulncy railroad. EIGHT PERISH II ANNAPOLIS WRECK .1 Two Special Electric Cars Crash . Together at High Rate ol' Speed. SCORE OF PERSONS HURT, SOME OF THEM FATALLY Disaster Due to Confusion of Orders Resulting From Run ning of Extras. ANNAPOLTS, Md., June 5. In . a head-on collision between two special cars on the Washington, Baltimore & Annapolis electric railroad, shortly bc foro S o'clock tonight, eight persons were killed outright and a scoro of others wero seriously injured, somo of them perhaps falall Tho collision was due to a confusion of orders, as thc line has been running two cars ex tra each day in connection with the commencement festivities at the navnl academy, ouc of them bound from Bal timore to Annapolis, tho other running from hero to Washington. The Dead. RICHARD MARTIN, 25 years old, Baltimore. A. II. SCHULTZ, -10 years old, Bal timore. POLICE PATROLMAN SHRI3I BFSK, 40 years old, employed by thc railway company at Academy Junction. AN UNIDJiNTIPIRD WHITE WOMAN, apparently about 25 yoars old, said to be from Baltimoro, and dressed in ball costume. SEACIl O'NEILL, 25 years old. New York, motormau of one of tho wrecked cars. RUTH SLAUGHTER, six years old, daughter of General Traffic Manager Wiluani E. Slaughter of the road. J. S. M 'DAN I EL. Baltimore. UEORGE WHITE. Baltimore. Both, Oars Wrecked. The disaster occurred just bo3ond Camp Parole, which is tho first station after leaving this city. Both tho wrecked cars were specials, ono of thorn bound from Baltimore for Annapolis, the other running from here, bound for Baltimore. The latter carried fow pas sengers, while tho other was well filled. Thc impact was terrific and both cars wero wrecked, that bound for this city being thrown from tho rails. As quick ly as possible aid was sent from hero and tho dead and injured wero brought to this cilv. Of the injured, General Traffic Manager William E. Slaughter of tho Washington. Baltimoro & An napolis, was in tho worst condition, and his death at. any moment would not cause tho physicians surprise. Tlio others more or Joss seriously in jured are: Thomas Williams, B, Williams, Harry Jacobsou, Mrs, A. H. SchnlU. Mrs. McDanicls. State Sena tor Peter J, Campbell, his daughter, Miss Miguon Campbell. W. W. Whito and Mrs. White, Fred Schlens and J. If, Dennis (colored), all of Baltimore; Judge James II. Brash ours, Thomas Wilson and William Kino, of this citv; Miss Van Meter, of Murtinsburg, W. Ya., and Motorman Wadswortli, Tho unidentified woman who was killed is Imliovod to be a Miss Harris, of Philadelphia, She and several of those injured were on their wav to this city to attend the graduation" ball at the naval academy The J Sunday Tribune, i t. .-. J 4 4 Somo memories of Dickens, 4 v recalled, by his death anniver- ! r sary, will appear iu the Sund;y i 4 Tribuue tomorrow. 4 4 Ernest McOaffey, private soc- 4 4 rotary to the late Maj'rir Harri- 4 4 son, of Chicago, will" have an- 4 .4 other of his interesting articles, 4 4 outitled "Behind the bconcs in 4 4- Politics," iu tho Suuday Trib- 4 4- uue. 4 4 4 4 "Cheats and Hoaxes Recalled 4 4 by . National , Gullery of For- 4 4 gcrics" is the title of an inter- 4 4 csting article that will bo print- 4 4 ed in the Sunday' Tribune. 4 4- 4- 4 "The Banishment of Colonel 4 4 Stewart" is thc topic of an ar- 4 4- tide iu tho Sunday Tribune, 4 4 which is u tale of an old-timo 4 I- officer. 4 4 . 4 You did not know that two 4 4 hundred million dollars were in- 4 4 vested in ocean cublea. Thc 4 4 Sunday Tribuuo will tell 'ou 4 4 about it. 4 4- 4- There will be an interesting 4 4, story about the "Isles That 4 4 Wait" told by Gertrude Major 4 4 in thc Sunday Tribune. 4 4-' 4- 4 Two more chapters of that 4 1 interesting story. "Jane Cable," 4 4 will appear In tho Sunday 4t 4- Tribuuo. 4 4- 4- 4 You woulfl better order tho 4 4 Sunday Tribune today. Call 4 4 either phono and the paper will 4 4 bo delivered to your address. 4 4- 4 4-H-4-H-IH4-M"!"I"I":"H-4 , ; j, ; ; GILLETTE VERDICT IS SET ASIDE BY COURT NEW YORK, June 5. The verdict against Walter-. Gillette, former vico prcsidont of tho Mutual Life Insnrauco company, who has been convicted of perjury in connection with the life in surance investigation, was sot aside to day by the appellate division of tho supremo court. Mr. Gillette had been Bontcncod to six months in prison. Dr. Gillctto was indiclod on chnrges of forgery and perjury. Ho was ac cused of making false entries in tho books of the Mutual Lifo Insuranco company to conceal diversion of funds and fafsely swearing before a grand jury that an account deposited in a bank at Dobbs Ferry was his personal fund. It was charged that this money was placed in that bank subject to the ordar of legislative agents of the Mutual Lifo Insuranco Compaq-, thc New York Lifo Insurance .company and tho Equit able Life Assurance society. Dr. Gil lette was tried on tho perjury case only. Before tho sentence was imposed up on Dr. Gillette iu tho lower court, a physician testified that Dr. Gillette was suffering from heart disease and that his imprisonment might cause his death. NEW REVELATION IN THE STE1NHEIL MURDER PARIS, June 5. Mum. Stoinheil, whoBo husband and mother wore mur dered in their residence last Sunday, was today subjected to a fresh inter rogatory. It: is declared that she re vealed, in answer to questions, the fact that hor husband had had relations with ii woman of questionable ante cedents, and suspicion hns therefore turned in this direction. FOUR KILLED Ai IE1 JWll HURT Explosion of Boiler Tube on Board Armored Cruiser Ten- i nessee Works Havoc. L MANY OF THE INJURED WILL PROBABLY SUCCUMB Battleship Was Proceeding From Santa Barbara to Los Angeles at the Time. SAN PEDRO, Cab, .Tunc 5. A terri ble accident, occurred on board tho Uni ted States armored cruiser Tennessee at 11:00 o'clock this morning while the ship was steaming at nineteen knots on a speed trial off Point Huencnc, Cab. when a steam pipe iu the star board engino room bursted under thirty five pound pressure,, killing four men and injuring ten others all of thc men in the' compartment at the time. Thc explosion, tho cause of which is un known, occurred only a few minutes af ter Admiral Ureil Scbrce. captain V. B. Howard, and Chief Engineer Ro bertson had lofc tho engine room on a tour of inspection. Four of thc men were killed instantly and two more can live only a few hours. Dead. GEORGE WOOD, water tender, Scranton, Pa. E. O. BOGGS, second-class fireman, Woodlawn, Ala. A. REINIIOLD, machinist's mate, SCCOim-OiaMS, ucrmun.). GEORGE W. MEEK, fireman, first class, Skidrnoro, Kan. Fatally Injured. S. Stemattis, first-class firoman, Nor folk, Ya. F. S. Maxficld, second-class fircmau, Chester county, Pa. Seriously Injured. F. J. Burns, coal passer, New York. Walter S. Burns, coal pnsser, Brook lyn, N. Y. J. P. A. Carroll, foreman, second-class, East St. "Louis. HI. R. F. Rutledgc, coal passer, Athens, a. M. Corns, lireman, second-class, Iron ton, Ohio. A. Hayes, water tender, Brooklyn, N. 'lL Fitzpatrick, fireman, first-class, Brooklyn, N. Y. Fourteen Victims. There wero fourteen men in the .fire room when tho tubo, which is four inches in diameter and inclosed with water inside the boiler, blew out, driv ing a torrent of scalding steam, coal dust, cinders and hot ashes through the ash pit and showered the half-naked men. A blast of white steam from tho ven tilators told those on deck of tho ac cident, and Lieutenant Commander S. S. Robinson, the navigator, instantly sounded a general alarm, and dropping twenty lines of hoso read.y for instant uso in case of fire. Within the doomed firo room, number P., amidship, on tho starboard side, which is one of the six teen inclosed fire compartments, the sur viving seamen woro fighting for life. Reiuhold and Meek were stricken dead at their posts. Boggs and Wood crawled or dragged into the adjoining fire room, number 11, and died almost immodiatedlv. The surviving seamen, all of whom received some injuries, ncted with tho greatest heroism in aid ing their unfortunate mates. CIobo Call for Admiral. Rear Admiral Sebroo himself escaped death or serious injury iu tho fated fire pit by a mere moment's time. He had left iho room where tho explosion oc curred not fifty seconds beforo thc fa tal blast. Tho admiral stood in the engine room adjoining thc firo room with Chief Engineer Robertson and Captain Howard. His first intimation of tho tragedy was as he mounted tho ladder and a half-naked fireman leaped past him suffering from severe scalds. The ship was undergoing inspection bv the commander of the second di vision and had been under way for over two hours, tho engines, boilers and all machinery working perfectly, fully equal to the acceptance trial. The Teuuossoe, flagship of tho sec ond division of life Pacific fleet, left Santa Barbara at 10 o'clock this morn ing with the cruisers Pennsylvania, Washington. Colorudo and West Vir ginia in her wake, on the semi annual official speed trial provided for bv naval regulations. Admiral Sebrec had ordered tho cruisors to full speed, and tho Tennessee had just completed a series of ovolutions and started straight away at a speed of between IS and 1!) knots. Thc admiral in thc engine room had just taken note that tlio dial re corded a steam pressure of 235 pounds whon tho explosion occurred. Less than fifteen minutes earlier tho lubes had endured a pressure of 2G5 pounds, thirty pounds greater. An official in- , vestignliou of tho accident has been or dered, J Men Cooked Alivo. There was no wreckage, but thc ex plosion was described by the survivors as frightful. So great was the blast of soot and steam that every man in tho room was blackened from "head to foot, while those closest to the break wero literally cooked alive. There arc six teen similar firo rooms, but; each sepa rated by steel doors, and tho men in adjoining compartments did not foci the explosion. When tho first outside rescuers entered tho firo room it was in utter darkness, the steam and spot covering lhc electric lights and ceiling and walls with a thick coat. The men' ih this firo pit worked in nakedness ex .eopt for short trousers and slippers, uud 'the dead and injured were blackened al most beyond recognition. "It was u hell hole," said ono of the surviving seamen. 'Everything seemed all right, when, without warn ing, tho shower of hot cinders, steam and ashes burst out of the fire hole. Tho boys dropped all over tho room uud none of us knew whut had happened. Thoso of us who were able to scramble to our foot opened tho door when tho compartment cleared, and wo begau dragging tho boys out." Tho impression among tho officers i IS SUTHERLAND i ll MliSUIOT? II Junior Senator Will Neither r ' ' ' ; W Affirm Nor Deny His Posi- j fl lion in Matter. . . 1 i HAS DISCUSSED SUBJECT Jl I WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE - W I When Time Comes Will Do J. -I What He Thinks Is Right . J M About 11. j yj: '; I it ;- At the Alta club Frida3 night, ,-pist J after his return from Washington, D. ' C, Sonator George Sutherland would . Ijil' ji neither deny or affirm whether ho was jfl' j opposed to tho re-election of Apostlo i J Smoot as United Slates Senator, be- J r- cause of thc latter 's hio-h ecclesiastical 1 ! t position in the Mormon church. ; ; h J Whon the question was put to him j H if, as reported in the New York Indc- ,' !j ' pendent some time ago and also in dis- : patches from Washington that ho would. y ( oppose a second term to thc apostlo- 1 j senator, thc junior senator replied: , i j "I never have given any interview ' J '! to any paper on that subject. When- , .! j t ever tho time comes I shall do what I ' k it think is right about it, and in tho b 1 ' meantime I. have not given any inter- ' 5- viows on the subject, and I do not jU S intend to. rfx '' Has Discussed the Mattor. ( lijjt "I may have talked with somebody : connected with that paper (meaning . jfAi the Independent) about thc renomina- n.1 tion of Senator Smoot. I havo dis- j , cursed tho subject with different peo- M I pic, but I have not given any interview ,1! ' ' ; on tho subject and I don't intend to ijj i at present." j "Who is your first choice for preoi i ) dent, Senator?" was asked. jjp(. "My first and personal choico for 1 lb '. president is Taft." camo thc reply. It l; Whon the plank in tho-platform of y V tho recent Snioot-Rcpublioau conycii- fj i tion, declaring for .Roosovelt as first j W ; choice for tho presidency was called i P y to his attontion, he replied: "I am w for Taft. because President Roosovelt 'vj' has declared himself. out of the run- It uing, and I take liim at his word." w i The conversation then drifted to tho i if . possible nomineo of tho Smoot Repub- li j iicans for governor. Senator Suther- J" land was asked as to his choice between I ' ' Cutler and Ed. Loose for the guberua- I torial nomination, and ho replied: "I t 1 have no opinion in tho matter. I havo been away for some months and what. X I ; have loafnod in the matter has simply J' been from tho homo papers." i i "But of the two. who would bo -our 1 choice'?" ' "I have givon tho matter no thought j and I don't caro at the present moment - ! ; to express a preference. Tho matter of Mr. Taft T have given thought and L ; know how I feci about it." I Thc reporter then mentioned to tho ' ft senator that former, Governor Wells : ' was spoken of as successor to Apostlo " 'i Smoot. Nothing to Say About Wells. , ! "1 had not heard that Mr. Wells was . ' i mentioned as successor to Senator , I, Smoot." averred tho senator, and then' .1 : j, ho added: "Well, when 1 say I had il l heard nothing about it, I have read it y , in tho homo papers." j ' "Iu the cvenn of Sonator Smoot be- y ing out of the race, how would you look , i I upon the candidacy of Mr. Wells?" if f ; queried thc intcrviowur. ! 3 j ' "I am not oxprcssing any opinion. ' i ' I don't caro to in a matter of that i kind. T havo not given, thought to it." I Ml j- 1 Coming to consideration of tho work j jf ., of congress. Senator Sutherland said: tij . "I think then; was a great deal of ; V good work done at tho last sesBton of . 'if - congress. It is somewhat bard to par- , ticularize. We passed tho government I, : liability bill, under tho terms of which ' r artisans, luborors and employes en ed in hazardous service who uro iujurod r ! during their em--niont, and tho in- jl V jury continues for moro than fifteen j! days, thev are entitled to receive an If 1 amount equal to. their Avages during tho. j period of disability not to exceed a jj year and if they die, a year's salary y goes to tho family. It is a newdopari- ' r ure in legislation in this country. It is i n estimated that the expenditures undor J that bill and under existing conditions , j will reach $150,000 annually. n. I - Currency and Other Moasuros. "Then wo passed the emergency cur- ' ( jj roncy bill, which is. of course, upon its j face, temporary in character, limilod to t ! . t six 3'oars. Then there is tho pension ' bill, increasing the amount allowed to I ' ; ; widows from .-pS to $1". A bill was passed providing for an investigation. "t of the tariff, preliminary to a revision. J ' Provision was also made for the fortifi cation of Pearl harbor. Another good , I j piece of legislation was a bill compoll- ,1 ' ing railroads to adopt an ashpau under their engines of such a character that ' i will not necessitate the employes go ing underneath the engines, and thus . i provent injuries incurred in that way. 2 There was also tho increase in pay to , I. officers and men in the army and " j I , navy. Tho increase to tho officers is j 3 : about $500 per annum and to lho men ; i . about 40 per cent." ' ' , "You mav ay, " continued the sona- . J: lor, "that I havo the positive promiso i 1 of the quarterniaster-goneral, tho , t chief of staff and thc secretary of v , I i war, Mr. Taft, that during the tiscal ( ) vear onding June :i0. PJU9. iklGS.700 will I I bo expended at Ft. Douglas iu buildiug ' k j and equipping a new barracks and band I j quarters, and J have no doubt that Ft, f g Douglas will be permanently a regi- I 1 mental post1 . 1 and crew is that Reiuhold and Meek jf , 'jl wero martyrs to duty, for thoy wero ill tm found dead whore others escaped and I ifl stayed at their posts to tho last. Tho If U acc'idont served to demonstrate tlio 1 'M complete efficiency of the naval firo j 'M drill. Thero was no' confusion, IB j" j 'M