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GLOBE, GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 16, 1907
VOLUME
Number 82
KINGSTON
JAMAICA
IN RUINS
Beautiful Capital of West In
dian" British Colony Devas
tated by an Earthquake,
FIRES FROM WRECKED"
BUILDINGS STILL BURNING
Cable Communication from the
City Is Cut Off and .No De
tails Can Be Secured,
SHOCK OCCURS LATE
MONDAY AFTERNOON
Hundred Thought to Be Dead
and Several Hundred Injured
Hospitals Are Filled
Prominent Britons There,
Kingston, tho picturesque capital of
Jamaica, has been devastated by a vio
lent earthquake. Details of tho disas
ter are lacking, as direct communication
with the stricken city has been cut oil.
Land lines had been reconstructed to
within five miles of Kingston Tuesday
evening and in the meager reports re
ceived through such channels as are
open it has been learned that many of
the most important buildings have been
destroyed and there has been serious
loss of life.
So far as reports indicate the fatali
ties number less than ono hundred, al
though the hospitals aro filled with in
jured and the list of victims may be
materially increased.
Kingston and other points of inter
est on the island are at this season
thronged with tourists from America
and England and the greatest apprc
hension is felt for the safety of many
people who recently arrived at Jamaica.
PROMINENT ENGLISHMEN THERE
Most distinguished of those were the
members of the party of English states
men, agricultural experts and men of
anairs who, under the leadership of Sir
Alfred Jones, arrived at Kingston with
in the past few days to attend the agri
cultural conference there. Among those
in the company were Hall Caine, the
novelist; Viscount Montmorcs, S. O. Ar-
nold-Forster, M. P.; Sir Thomas
Hughes, Sir Thomas Shann and others
equally prominent!
Tho first great shock was folt about
3:30 Monday afternoon and flames im
mediately sprang from tlto wreckage to
carry on tho work of destruction. Tues
day afternoon the fire was still burn
ing, though it is believed to be under
control.
The Myrtle Bank hotel, tho principal
hotel of Kingston, which probably shel
tered tho great bulk of visitors on the
Island, is reported destroyed.
The great military hospital was
burned and forty soldier3 aro reported
dead.
Sir James Tergusson is said to have
boon instantly killed but according to
London reports no other Englishman,
Canadian or American are believed to
bo missing.
CAN ONLY IMAGINE LOSS
The extent of the destruction which
has been wrought in Kingston, tho city
which already bears tho scars of nu
merous disastrous visitations, flres,
earthquake and cyclone in years gone
by, is still left largely to imagination.
The city is ono of low lying buildings
clustered along the shores of ono of
tho finest and most securely land-locked
harbors in the West Indies.. The popu
lation numbered 50,000, largely made
up of native blacks.
Many steamers carrying tourists to
Jamaica were enroute to tho island
when the earthquako occurred, but it
so happened according to the schedules
that none of the ships from New York
or Boston were in Kingston harbor on
Monday afternoon.
BULLETIN
SANTIAGO, Cuba, January 15. Re
ports have been received hero that
Kingston, Jamaica, was visited by a
terrible earthquake yesterday afternoon
at 4 o'clock. There was great dostruc
tion of property and loss of life and
Kingston is now on firo.
AMERICAN COMPANIES
GET THE FIRST NEWS
BOSTON, January 15. Allen I. Ains-
ley of tho firm of Alnsley & Graibow,
proprietors of tlio Titchflokl hotof at
Fort Antonio, received a cablo dispatch
tonight from his partnor, Edward Oral
bow, at Fort Antonio, stating that
Kingston was shaken by an earthquake
yesterday afternoon and that flro is now
raging thoro. Tho dispatch addod that
tho oarthquako did no damage to tho
north side of tho island, whoro tho
Titchflcld hotol is situated.
Tho ofllclals of the United Trult com
panies recoived a cablegram from the
company's representative at Fort An
tonio tonight stating tltat an earth
quako occurred at Kingston on Mon
day and that part of tho city is on lire.
No mention was made of tho loss of
life.
Tho cablegram was sont from the
cable station at Holland bay, which is
located in the swampy section of tho
island, some miles from Fort Antonio.
From tho tono of tho cablegram, offi
cials of tho company in this city say
they are of tho opinion that reports of
tho calamity havo been exaggerated:
LONDON HEARS NEWS;
NO AMERICANS MISSING
LONDON, January 15. Tho colonial
office tonight received continuation of
tho terrible disastor which has over
taken Kingston, Jamaica, in a dispatch
from Sir Amar Greenwood, M. P., sent
from Holland bay at the cast end of
tho island. Tho telegram says:
"Kingston has been ruined by an
earthquako which occurred without
warning Monday afternoon at half past
three. A very grcr number of build
ings and dwellings wero destroyed
cither by tho shock or consequent fire.
SOLDIERS DIE IN HOSPITAL
"Tho military hospital was burned
and forty soldiers reported to havo boon
killed, together with several prominent
citizens and many other inhabitants of
the city. Sir James Forgusson is re
ported to havo been killed Instantly,
but no other Englishmen, Canadians or
Americans aro missing.
"Tho city is quiet, but discipline and
workers aro needed. Tho governor of
tho colony, Sir Alexander Swcotcnham,
assisted by Sir Alfred Jonos, is direct
ing affairs."
MANY TOURISTS THERE
Up to this hour the foregoing is the
most correct dispatch regarding tho
Kingston disaster that has been recoiv
ed here. Tho absenco of details is ac
counted for by Mio broakdown in cable
communication, but the announcement
that no Englishmen, Canadians or
Americans aro missing will greatly as
sure tho public concerning tho fate of
an unusual number of tourists and oth
ers who aro spending the winter in
Jamaica or are attracted there by the
agricultural j.nd cotton conference.
The party nn board tho Port Kingston
only arrived at Kingston on Friday
last. The Port Kingston, in addition
to members of Sir Alfred Jones party,
had other guests on board which gave
her a total passenger list of more than
one hun'drcd persons.
NOT KNOWN IN ENGLAND
News of tho disaster reached London
too late tonight to become generally
known to tho public, but It Is certain
to cause widespread consternation and
anxiety and will bring hqme to the
imagination of tho people the terrors
of earthquakes in a way that even the
San Francisco catastrophe failed to do.
Owing to the active efforts in recent
years of Joseph Chamberlain and Sir
Alfred Jones, the commercial develop
ment of Jamaica has made the island
much better known and it has been
greatly in favor as a winter resort.
ADMIRAL EVANS TO
INVESTIGATE DISASTER
WASHINGTON, January 15. Secre
tary of tho Navy Metcalf today sent a
cablegram to Rear Admiral R. D. Evans
in tho command of tho United States
fleet off Guantanamo, Cuba, requesting
him to investigate tho extent of the
earthquako. disaster in Jamaica and ro
port to tho department. Admiral Ev
aus Is authorized If necessary to pro
ceed to Kingston, a twclvo hours' trip.
FIRE MAY BE UNDER
CONTROL LAST NIGHT
ST. THOMAS, D. W., January 15.
According to further, though still mea
ger, dotalls of tho Kingston earthquako
recoived hero It would appear that the
first reports aro exaggerated. Tho flro
that followed tho shock Is still burn
ing Tuesday morning, although it has
been confined to certain limits. The
work of fighting tho flames was still be
intt pursued with energy and in this
respect tho situation seemed to bo im
proving. It was thought tho flro would
bo under control tonight.
LESS THAN 100 DEAD
Tho statement is mado that tho total
loss of life has not yet been ascer
tained. Tho first count gives tho num
ber of dcau at less than ono hundred,
and the injured at soveral hundred.
Tho hospitals are filled with injured and
overythlng possible is bolng done for
their comfort.
Tho principal hotel of Kingston
(probably tho Myrtle Bank hotol) and
other important buildings havo been de
stroyed, and other houses in Kingston
sustainod considerable damago.
Tho flames apparently wore confined
to the docks and warohouso district.
If this is so, only a small part of the
city has been burned ovor. No mention
Is mado of a continuance of tho earth
quakes. NO DAMAGE DONE
HOLLAND BAY
NEW YORK, January 15. Tho fol
lowing cablegram was received at tho
ofllco of tho Hamburg-American line
hero today:
'Holland Bay, Jamaica, January 15,
5:30 p. m. Slight oarthquako hero yes
terday; no damage. Also no damago at
Port Antonio or Titchfleld hotel. Ad
vise your papers."
Holland Bay, whero is situated tho
cablo hut from which tho above cable
gram was sent, is situated about forty
miles cast of Kingston. Tho Titchfleld
(Continued on Pago Six)
SHIP SUBSIDY
BILL TO PASS
House Committee Votes to Re
port Favorable on Measure
of Representative Littauer,
SEVEN SUBSIDIZED MAIL
LINERS ARE PROVIDED FOR
Fight on Bill Lasts All Day and
Is Continued to Floor of the
House Bill Provides for
Thirty-five Vessels,
Bv Associated Press.
"WASHINGTON", Jnnunry 15. After
n fight that lusted nil day and extended
to tlu (loor of the house, threatening
to bring mUoh filibustering at ono tune,
the house eouuuittue on merchant ma
rine and fisheries finally decided nt G
p. m. by n vote of S to 7 to innko a
fovnornblo report on tho ship subsidy
bill prepared by Representative Lit
tauer of Now York as a substitute for
the Grosvonor bill, which 1ms been un
der consideration miuiy weeks.
For Sovcn Mall Linos
Seven subsidized mail lines are pro
vided for with the annual subvention
estimated nt $3,700,000. Two of tho
linos are to he from the Atlantic ctfiist
to South America, ono from the Gulf
of Mexico to Colon, Panama. From tho
Pacific roast there aro to be three lines
to the Orient and ono lino to tho west
coast of South America.
Only two changos were made in the
bill as originally drafted by Repre
sentative Iittauer. Instead of actually
fixing San Frnneisco and Pugct Sound
as points of departure of the vo lines
to .lapan, China and the Philippines,
the committee amended Littauer 'a bill
so that one line is to start from a point
north of Cape Mendocino and the' other
from a point south of Cape Mendocino.
Do Not Liko Senate Bill
At the morning session the senate
ship subsidy bill which carries a ton
ungo subsidy and is said to bo ex
tremely distasteful to Speaker Cannon,
was laid before tho committee by Mr.
Littauer and several Democrats voted
for it. Republicans changed their vote
in order to defeat it and get a com
promise bill undor consideration which
it was thought would havo n better
chance with the Republican house lead
ers. Filibustering Fails
The committee adjourned to meet at
l.o'eloek and when an attempt was
made to have the hou.se adjourn at that
tune the Democrats began a filibuster
in an attempt to keep the liouso in ses
sion, thus preventing the merchant ma
rine ami fisheries committee from meet
mg and reaching an agreement. Minor
ity Leader Williams demanded a yea
and nay vote on the adjournment, but a
quoiuiii was not present and tho house
adjourned y a Vote of 1 13 to 77.
Will Need Thirty-five Ships
The bill requires all ships to be of
sixteen knots speed except thoso from
the gulf of Mexico, which must be four
teen knots. It requires, that tho ships
must be built in America and owned by
Americans and that they shall be avail
able as auxiliary cruisers in time of
war.
To meet the requirements of the bill
about thirtv-five ships would be re
quired and most of them would have
to be built. The annual cost to the
government with all of the ships in op
eration on a' two weeks' service basis
is $3,700,000. Prior to the completion
of the ships four weeks' service will bo
provided. It would require soveral
yearn to build the ships.
On tlm Houso Floor
The house of representatives spent
almost tho entire day considering the
fortification appropriation bill and
completed only six pages. Amendments,
looking to the defense of tho mouth of
Chesapeake bay and tho purchase of
additional ground for Port Hamilton,
N. Y., wore voted down.
The liouso refused to incorporate an
amendment increasing to the extent of
one million dollars the apropriatiou for
tho construction of scacoast batteries
in Hawaii and the Philippine islands.
Speaker Cannon announced the ap
point ment of Representative Sherloy of
Kentucky to tho place on tho judiciary
committee mado vacant by the resigna
tion of Representative Lyttle.
El TO RAVE
Three Companies Planning for
Plants Troy-Manhattan
in Good Shape
C. C. Chapin, president of tho devel
opment company that has an option on
tho Troy-Manhattan mining property at
Troy, and Tlionias II. Kavanaugh, for
mer superintendent of the Troy-Manhattan
mines and avIio still represents the
company, are in Globe for a few days'
business visit. Mr. Kavanaugh has im
portant business and property interests
in Globe, to which ho gives much of his
timo.
Regarding tho work on tho Troy-Manhattan,
Mr. Chapin stated that it has
been considerably handicapped by tho
washing out of wagon roads by tho
recont rains and molting snow, but
SI 1 W
there has beon no serious interruption
to ore shipments. The company has
over a hundred men at work in tho
mines and on the roads and shipments
to tho Humboldt smelter amount to
about a carload daily. Tho mine is
boing rapidly developed and Mr. Cha
pin is of tho opinion that it will be
conio in timo ono of tho heaviest pro
ducots of copper in tho southwest.
Asked-concerning tho current rumors
of new sineltcrs in that district, Mr.
Chapin stated that it was generally
understood that at least threo com
panies aro planning tho erection of
smelters between Dudloyvillo and Kel
vin and that it was practically assured
that there would bo one erected at each
of these points. It is also understood
that the purchasers of tho Haley prop
erty, the deal for which was recently
consummated, would erect a smelting
plant at Kelvin.
Messrs. Chnpin and Kavnnaugh will
roturn to Troy tomorrow morning.
Globo-Wheatflolds Has Ore
The Globe-Wheatfiolds Mining com
pany, which recently bonded nine
claims for 430,000, has attained quick
results, n good sized vein of boiuite
ore having been discovered in ono of
tho claims at a depth of only eleven
foot in a prospect shaft. The blast
that uncovered tho vein was made last
woek preceding n heavy win, which
filled nptho shaft and yesterday work
was aain resinned. Ore covers the
entire bottom of the shaft and. the
width of the vein has not as yet been
determined. Indications point to tho
development of a big mine on tho prop
erty acquired by the company, which
is one of the new ones in tho Globe district.
IIG1HT FOR
HANKS' SON
Son of Vice President Swore
Falsely as to Marriage
in Ohio Town
Bv Associated Prcs3.
"STEUBENSVILLE, Ohio, January 15.
A sensation was created hero today
by the grand jury returning an indict
ment against F. C. Fairbanks, the son
of Vice President Fairbanks, for per
jury in swearing to his marriage with
Miss Scott of Pittsburg.
The charge is that Fairbanks went
to Stcubeiiville, disguised himself as a
wurkingiiian and said that he was a
resultant of Adams county and Miss
Scott was a resident of this county. On
this statement ho secured a mariagie
license and was married, the couple
immediately leaving town.
Denies Perjury
SPRINGFIELD, Ohio, January 13.
F. C. Fairbanks said tonight: "I took
no oath whatever in the probate court
at Steubenille. I say this emphatical
ly, as my memory in regard to this is
distinct. I answered their question,
but there was no affidavit and no. oath
administered, "
ENTIRE NORTH
IN icy GRIP
Snow Blocks Railroads and
Northwest Has -No Relief in
Sight at Present
By Associated Press.
ST. PAUL, Minn., January 15. Un
usually cold weather prevails through
out tho northwest with no immediate
relief in sight. Snow blocks tho rail
roads and the teinporature has fallen
many degrees. It is reported at the
Great Northern general offices that the
mercury was thirty below zero this
morning at 8 o'clock at Browning,
Mont., and thoro is no point between
Grand Forks, N. D., and Spokane,
Wash., whero tho maximum tempera
ture is above 18 degrees below. Great
Northern employees aro battling againts
snowdrifts which aro twenty to thirty
f,eet high.
On the lines where traffic is at all
possible trains are run with three or
four engines, preceded by rotary plows,
but oven then they have been delayed
one to three days.
LOSS OF
LIFE IN
Typhoon Wrecks Coast of Phil
ippine Islands of Samar and
Leyte on the 10th -
By Associated Press.
MANILA, Pi I., January 15 Tho
islands of Leyte and Samar were
Mwnnt bv a tvnhoou January 10. Ono
hundred lives were lost on tho island
of Ley to. The barracks and officers'
quarters on tho east const of Samar
wero destroyed. No estimate of the
damage to property has yot been made.
No damago to shipping is reported.
Tho storm was tho worst that has oc
curred in ton yonrs: Communication
with Leyte and Samar havo been cut
off for six days, only meager particu
lars of tho storm boing recoived today.
HENT
1
SIX THOUSAND
FOR 1
New York Alderman Alleged to
Have Been Bribed to Vote
for Court Recorder-
ARE CAUGHT IN ACT
OF PAYING OVER COIN
District Attorney's Office Lays
Claim to Uncovering of Plot
by Which Aldermen Were to
Have Gotten $500 Each,
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, January 15. In tho
arrest of Alderman W. S. Clifford and
David Mann, foreman of a- stoueyard,
on charges of bribery in connection
with the election of a recorder of the
general sessions court, the district at
torney's office declares that a plot has
been uncovered by which aldermen have
been approached to sell their votes for
recorder for $-300 each.
According to the district attorney's
office, $0,000 in marked bills was found
on Mann, who is accused of being the
go-between.
It is alleged that Clifford ncceptcd
a bribe of $0,000 in return for which
ho was to deliver tho votes of himself
and ten other aldermen for Ex-Judge
Rufus B. Cowing for recorder.
Caught in the Act
According to the district attorney's
office Clifford met Mann today and
took $0,000 for payment to tho alder
man whom "Clifford said had delivered
the bargain votes. Detectives from the
district attorney's office were witnesses,
the say, and promptly arrested Clifford,
who was later arraigned and held in
$10,000 bond for further examination.
At tho aldermen's meeting today
voting for the recorder resulted in a
deadlock and Cowing 's name was men
tioned for the first timo by Clifford.
Unable to procure bail, Clifford was
lodged In the police station tonight.
In. regard to his arrest he said: "They
prepared this trap and tried to catch
me."
LOWER RATES
Interstate Commerce Commis
sion Holds that Is What
They Are For
By Associated Press.
SPOKANE, Wash., January 15.
Spokano practicully completed tho pre
sentation of its case before the inter
state commerce commission today, the
railroads and intervening coast cities
opposing Spokano 's ploa for lower rates
for inland points. Ono of tho most in
teresting questions raised at tho hear
ing today was as to who would derive
the benefits from tho lower rates, the
jobbers of Spokano or 'tho consumers.
Laruo Perrin of tho Spokano Dry
Goods company, a wholesalo concern,
testified that it was tho policy of the
company when it was granted reduced
rates to give tho benefits immediately
to the consumers.
Stephens, the attorney for Spokane,
declared that tho fight waged by the
Spokane Chambor of Commerce was
primnrily for the consumers and only
secondarilv for the jobbers.
Commissioner Prouty said it was not
worth while to pursuo that lino ot in
quiry as the commission has repeatedly
held that the ultimate effort of reduc
tions in freight rates was to give the
benefit to tho consumers, as competition
brought this about oven though tho job
bers were disposed at first to take to
themselves tho profits attending rate
reductions.
PREVENTED LYNCHING;
GETS SALARY
RAISED
By Associated Press.
ATLANTA, Ga., January 15. For
the brave dofense of a prisonor from
lynching, which later caused his defeat
at the polls, Ex-Sheriff Merrill, custo
dian of the federal prison here, has re
ceived an advance is nalary of $300 a
year on tho recommendation of Presi
dent Roosevelt.
' Relief for Sufferers
liy Associated Press,
WASHINGTON, Jauuary 13. Secre
tary Taft announced tonight that the
Red Cross society would tako immedi
ate stops looking to the relief ol tho
Kingston sufferers should the disaster
prove sufficiently sorious to require aid
SAYS COUNTRY FACES
"SLOW PARALYSIS"
By Associated Press.
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., January In.
"This country is facing' in a com
mercial sense a disease ono "might cull
slow paralysis," declared .J. J. U'H
president of tho Great Northern, ad
dressing tho Northwestern Lumber
men's association today. "Tho rail-
FOR Oft
roads today are blamed for everything,
practically, that is wrong.
"Tho romedy today is more trackage
facilities and wo cannot increase these
facilities without more money. It is
not moro cars but moro movement of
cars already in uso which will solve the
car shortage problem."
COPPER LOWER IN LONDON;
FIRM IN UNITED STATES
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, January 15. Copper
was lower in tho London market, spot
closing at 108 10s; futures at 108
17s Od. Declines aro supposed to be due
to spccnlativo realizing. Locally the
market reflected tho absence of import
ant offerings and was unchanged. Lake
was quoted at 24.50 to 25.00; electro
lytic, 21.25 to 21.50; casting, 24.00 to
24.25.
Lead was unchanged in the local mar
ket and in London.
Spoltor was 2s Cd lower at 27 12s
Cd in London.
Earthquake in Norway
By Associated Press.
CHRISTIANA, Norway, January 15.
A slight earthquako shock was felt
today at Troudjcm and throughout the
northern Norwuy coast.
i
More Rain and Snow
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, January 15. Fore
east for Arizona: Fair in south, rain
in north portion Wednesday; Thursday
fair.
IN
El
Legislature Tied Up in Sena
torial Selection from the
First Ballot
By Associated Press.
PKOVrDENCE, R. I., January 15.
A deadlock resulted from the first bal
lot taken in the Rhodo Island legisla
ture for a choice of United States sen
ator to succeed George Peabody Wet-
more. Fifty-six votes aro necessary for
a choice. The total of votes cast in the
two houses today follows: Colonel R.
II. Goddard, . Providence, 41; Colonel
Samuel Colt, Bristol, -39; Senator
George Peabody Wettmoro, 31.
The houso and senate meet in joint
nssembly tomorrow. Colonel Colt, like
Senator Wcttmore, is a Republican,
while Colonel Goddard, an Independent,
has been selected as the Democratic
candidate.
Ohio River Up
By Associated Press.
CINCINNATI, Ohio, January 15.
The Ohio river continues to rise at the
rate of two inches an hour and has
passed the danger lino of fifty feet.
First Day's Session Is Devoted
to the Rights of Delegates
to Their Seats
By Associated Press.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., January 15.
The eighteenth annual convention of
the United Mino Workers of Amorica
which opened hore at 10 o'clock this
morning, devoted the cutire timo in
both morning and afternoon sessions to
the right of delegates representing the
unions that failed to pay tho extra
strike assessment of fifty cents a week
and to tho hearing of reports from the
general oflieors of the organization.
The matter of seating tho delegates
in question was referred back to a
committee, which did not render a do
cision. It developed this afternoon that tho
national organization failed to replen
ish tho "million dollar" defenso fund
by levying nn assessment of fifty cents
n week acainst each miner. Tho report
of the credentials committeo siiowcu
that a largo percentage of members
failed to comply with tho order and a
contest ovor the seating of tho dele
gates began.
MEXICAN ENGINEERS
. WILL DEMAND RAISE
By Associated Press.
EL PASO, Texas, Jauuary 13. Three
hundred locomotive engineers on the
Mexican Central railroad and branches
today decided to demand of tho author
ities" an incrense in wages sufficient to
bring their pay to tho standard of pay
of engineers in tho United States.
SENATOR DUBOIS'
SUCCESSOR CHOSEN
Rv Associated Press.
"BOISE, Idaho, January 15. The
Idaho legislature this afternoon elected
William E. Borah United States senator
to succeed Fred T. Dubois. He recoived
fifty votes as against eighteen for Du
bois, who had the indorsement from the
Democratic state committee.
H
W
MINE WORKERS
IN CONVENTION
TILLMAN GETS
L
Spooner Administers One of
the Most Stinging Rebukes
Ever Heard in the Senate,
TAKEN TO TASK FOR
JUSTIFYING LYNCHING
South Carolina Senator Tries
to Answer, but Is Squelched
Defends President in Dis
missing Negro Troops,
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, January 15. The
feature of today's session of the sen
tf
ate was the constitutional argument by'
Senator Spooner of Wisconsin uphold
ing tho president's right to discharge
the negro troops. His remarks wero
questioned by Tillman and tho two en
gaged in a heated controversy. Spooner
made a bitter attack on the South Caro
lina senator.
Tillman was not permitted to ropiy
at length, but at the conclusion of
Spooner 's speech he declared that at
an early date he would take occasion
to defend himself against the "insult
ing allusions made to him."
"I never heard until yesterday,"
said Spooner, "that the president had
not the power of sending farces where
he chose. I never heard that it was
not a part of the- power of the com
mander in chief until it was proclaimed
yesterday by the senator from Geor
gia" (Bacon).
Tillman's Mania
Mr. Spooner explained the failure to
turn over to the Texas civil authorities
the perpetrators of the Brownsville
crime by saying that it has been impos
sible to identify them.
Spooner said in the debate with Till
man: "The president will never re
quire any defense from attacks from
the senator from South Carolina. He
has developed a mania for attacking
tho president. I have never been so sur
prised by any man's attitude as that of
the senator from South Carolina. He is
so filled with animosity for tho presi
dent that I do not believe his attacks
will be takon seriously."
Pitchfork -Is Squelched
Tillman attempted a reply, but
Spoouer declined to yeild. He criti
cized Tillman for the harsh words he
had hurled at the president in untem
pcred speeches. He condemned Tillman
for impeaching the motive of the pres
ident and ridiculed Tillman 's claim that
he stood for the fundamental principle
of liberty.
"Quote me accurately," shouted Till
man. "You quote yourself," replied Sen
ator Spooner.
The South Carolina senator took his
seat and was then subjected to ono of
the most direct and most stinging in
dictments ever delivered by a senator
against a colleague. Mr. Spooner quot
ed from Tillman's utterances defend
ing the burning of a negro at the stake
and said: "No man ougnt to encour
age such a horrible thing as that. It is
a crime against civilization to encour
age it.
South Carolinan Flayed
"I have often been shocked by the
attitude of the senator from South
Carolina when he has spoken here in
justification and support of lynching.
Any man who encourages lynching,
murder or lawlessness will have much to
answer for, and tho higher his posi
tion the mightier his influence and the
moro he will have to answer for. No
man can come here with a good grace
to impeach one for his dismissal of
men because they were not identified
as criminals who comes to that accusa
tion from a lynching bee or justifies
one."
Spooner declared his belief that a
majority of tho people of the south did
uot entertain the radical views ex
pressed by Tillman. He admitted the
difficulties" of tho problem in tho south
and said the people of the north felt
the best way to aid tho solution was to
refrain from discussing it.
Tillman said he would reply soon.
Brownsville Action Delayed
The bitter feeling provoked by to
day's controversy between Senators
Snooner and Tillman makes it impos
sible to say when a vote can be had
on the Brownsville resolution. It is
said that the debate will be extended.
While the senate was in executive
session the nominations of George B.
Cortelyou and James R. Garfield, were
confirmed. Tho nomination of George
Von L. Meyer as postmaster general
was also confirmed, as was that of
Herbert Knox Smith as commissioner
of corporations. None of the nomina
tions except Smith's will take effect
until March 4.
CHAMBERLAIN AGAIN
INAUGURATED GOVERNOR
By Associated Press.
SALEM, Ore., January 15. George
E. Chamberlain for tho socond time
was today inducted into the oflice of
governor. Following the ceremony late
this afternoon he delivered his message
to the legislature.
Waters' Receding
By Associated Press.
PITTSBURG, January 15. After
reaching a stage of twenty-two feet,
the waters in the river is gradually re
ceding tonight and all danger of a seri
ous flood has passed for tho -present.
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