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GLOBE, GILA COUNTY, ARIZONm, THURSDAY, JANUARY 24, 1907
Councilman from Gila Intro
duces Other, Bills for Saloon
THREE CENT FARE
BILL IN THE HOUSE
Mancopa Councilman Intro
duces Bill for Cheap Rati
ioad Rate Globe Man Ser
vant at Arms of House.
,! . , i t,. the Silver Belt.
I'lltU'.MX, Ariz., January 23. M
t ii i tl'' legislature is not fully or-
ii.i,, I :.i yet as to the number of
, llIh. iii.I attaches, legislation lias al
r, , ... mm. Several bills woro Intro
,,, , i 1 1 in both houses. Thoy fol-
, i',, council, by Hunt of Gila,
, ,, abolish gambling by,ropoaling
,,,. , - dauso of the rcyised stat-
, . t jireveut women from ontor-
,-, as singers,- barmaids, sjort-
. . r in any other capacity; to
,. r, ,,. the saloon anil dramshop li
, ,i,.ujhoitt tho territory to $250
, .a bill fixing juror's fees at
, , i , ami mileage ono way at 20
i, k.n. .11 of Maricopa to abolish
, in enacting the provisions of
. i .,- fi.-M bill; to prevent women
i ,-. ring about saloons.
For Threo Cent Tares
h.aso Crenshaw of Mnrieopn
i bill fixing railroad faro on
,, i,i'i lines in the territory at
-, - ii mile or fraction thereof;
t - i, under 10, a half fare; a
r'l.n the office of ehief clork
- it county recorders in eonn-
;,. first class and making the
. , . - " :i month; a bill reducing the
: . ,ti.-cs of the oaco and consta-
' - , . hill providing that the emol-
- lustices and constable from
i - . i Lances shall not uxeced $25
Governor May Object
- t ,f Santa Cruz gave notice
,' iding for the taxation of
I .,.i of appointing clerks and
- . ' provided for by the organic
i'1 i-iiding. The house adopted
i it resolution giving itself fif-
i - council thirteen ojerks, but
', ! nf the governor is threat
i' it is doubtful if tho affair
i Misted on that basis.
Office for Globo Man
I' !,i relay of Qila was annotated
s . . arms of the house- and 'el-
: Maricopa unrolling and en
- ,. -rk. Neri Osborn Jr., mos
i . il announced its epjnmit
i.'it important ones of wliigli
lea veland, O'Neill, Hunt.
i i Mining Cleaveland, Wee-
' , Hunt and Mclntyre.
-, wns Uiekernian, Roomer,
ii and Scott.
i' - Ilogue, Weedin and Mcjn-
.I Affairs Scott, O'Neill,
l-nveland and Iiqcmcr.
- mil County Boundaries Mc
i iniT, Cleaveland, Hunt and
Only Ono in House
' ' printing uoiumitteo.ta .the
- ' n unnoiiuced. ".Messrs Wil
' ' ,'iiino, Whitesidejs of Santa
! ; - uf Navajo and Davidson
,i i ...
1 1 1 was adopted in tho house
'tficss to appropriate $15,Pj(,i
inl'ict of legislation .in Ari-
imilnr item is now .before
i ' tin- instance of Delegate
- ! iw Mexico.
BRCE S SUCCESSOR AS
SECRETARY FOR IRELAND
"V January 13. The appoint-
' gustiiio Birrol as chief see-
lii'land in succession to
the next ambassndor to
"us announced today.
"f-nt Upheld in Public
i Policy Meet in Los
- .uteri Press.
'" KH, Colo., January 23. After
lebnte today, a resolution
"' ' i-W by the tenth nnnual con-
' ' the American National Live-
f " ""nation supporting tho policy
"" t'"loral administration in refor-
' public lands. Other resolutions
'1'"' ,v,,rP: Petitioning tho federal
''"'-nt to take a full census of
'l indorsing tho bill providing
"f prompt furnishing of enrs and
proper interchange of loaded
"M empty curs between railroads. .
Requesting menibors of the associa
tion to furnish detailed information of
delays in handling stock; approving tho
maximum and minimum system of pro
tective tarifland urging tho establish
ment of a pormnnont non-partisan com
mission Charged with tho duty of study
ing our trade relations with foreign
Los Angeles' was chosen as tho meet
ing place next year. Mnrdo Mnekonzio
of Trinidad, Colo., was re-elected presi
dent and Charles W. Tomliuson of Den
PORTLAND CEMENT PLANT
GOES FOR FIVE MILLIONS
Bv Associated Press.
"YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio, January 23.
Harry G. Hamilton, n capitalist of this
city, representing eastern capitalists,
has purchased the Portland cement
plant nt loin, Knn. It is believed that
the new owners are closely allied with
tho United States Steel corporation.
The deal renresents five millions.
L FOR LIFE
Two Jurors Secured in First
Day of Long Looked for and
CHARACTER OF DEFENSE
IS NOT DISCLOSED
Prisoner Appears Pallid and Is
Flanked by Relatives Includ
ing His Actress Wife and His
Countess Sister and Mother,
Ity Associated Press.
NEW YORK, January .23. The long
awaitejl trial of Harry K. Thaw for the
murder of Stanford White began here
today beforo Juatico Fitzgerald and
two jurors woro secured as the result
of the day's work. Out of a hundred
talesmen nineteen were examined. Three
successfully passed the rapid-firo ques
tions of tho opposing counsel, .but one
wiuj afterwards excused bj' the court
after making private representations
concerning his business. Tomorrow the
court will resume choosing jurors.
Questioned on Unwritten Law
Nearly all examined seemed anxious
to serve, tho challenges in nearly every
instance of a peremptory character be-tag-nearly
evenly divided betwqqn the
prosecution and defense. Tho oxaminn
tion was first followed with keen inter
est, as it was thought the line of ques
tioning by the attorneys for Thaw
would develop tho character of tho de
fense. It was it disappointment.
The defendant's counsel seemed to be
willing to accept any proposed juror
who satisfactorily answered the ques
tions put to him by District Attorney
Jerome. Jerome asked each if he would
be intluenced by tho so-called higher or
unwritten law to the exclusion of actual
laws of tho state as they would bo laid
down by Justico Fitzgerald.
All Willing to Hang Him
On the question of insnnity ns nn ex
cuso for crime, Jerome explained to
each tnlesman that tho law excused
only thoso persons who labored under
such defective reason as not to know
the nature or quality of the net com-l
mitted. or ovon know tho act to be
wrong. Tho talesmen said in this, too,
they would bo guided solely by the
Tho usual percentage of talesmen who
declare conscientious scruples against
capital punishment was missing today.
On thothor hand, every talesman ex
amined said ho had formed or expressed
an opinion. All said that their opinions
were based on newspaper reports and
these had been so conflicting as to make
opinions susceptible to change by ovi
dence. Talesmen were asked if they knew
Thaw 'a friends or White's or anyone
connected with tho case. They were
askeil whether they wero on tho Mudi-
wr.n Sdiuiro pardon tho night of the
tragedy; if-thoy had friends in Pitts
burg or if sympathy or emotions would
affect n fair-minded judgment.
Thaw sat during tho day at a table
sot anart for tho counsel. At times ho
seomed to take an intorcst in the ex
amination of tlio inon summoned. Again
ho would seem listless. His face was
pallid, doubtless duo to his confinement.
Just bohind the prisoner sat tho mem
bers of tho family. Thoy greeted tho
prisoner with a smilo. Mrs. William
Thaw, -his mother, was dressed in black,
with a black veil. "Tho countess of
Yarmouth, who was Alicq Thaw, fol
lowed lier mother. Mrs. George Lauder
Carnegie, anothor sister of tho defend
ant, ciitno in with the countess. Mrs.
Evelyn Ncsbit Thaw, around whom the
storm of the grout trial will rago, ap
peared with May MeKonzic, tho actress.
Tlio young Mrs. Thaw was dressed in
blue and her jtoco was inmost onureiy
covered with a white tullo veil. Not
once during the day did Mrs. Thaw re
movo tho veil. Tho family were es
corted to automobile cabs at tho end
of the day by tho police.
Besides tho members of the family
only four women wero in tho courtroom
and these were newspaper writers.
Tho two jurors were turned over to a
bailiff, who will havo tiiora in chargo
until tho end of tho trial. They aro
Doming Smith, a retired manufacturer
of umbrellas, and Charles Fccke,'an em
HARRY THAW ON
President Roosevelt Urges the
Passage of the Bill to Subsi
dize Merchant Ships,
CHILD LABOR EVIL
Declares that Two Million Child
Breadwinners Under 15 Ate
at Work Bill Not in Con
flict with State Rights,
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, January 23. Tho
senate today accepted the proposition
of the house of representatives to in
crease the sulnrics of seuntors, hones
members and territorial delegates to
17,500 annually, and only tho vico presi
dent, speaker of the house and mem
bers (jf the president's cabinet to $12,
000. The action was takou by a vote of
53 to 21 and followed a discussion of
noarlv three hours.
An amendment confining the Increase
to cabinet ofltcers and presiding officers
of tho senate and house was voted
down and also a provision to postpone
the iucreaso until 1013.
President Hoosevelt gavo his views
in advocacy of .the jihip subsidy bill In
a special message, which was rend in
Bovcridge on Child Labor
Senator Bovcridge of Indiana began
an extended address setting forth the
child labor conditions of the Country,
in support of his ponding bill prohibit
ing interstate commerce in articles
which are the product of Child labor.
Bcveridgo gave notice that he would
conclude his address tomorrow
An urgeut deficiency appropriation
bill was reported by Senator Hale, who
said he would ask for its consideration
The president sent His messago as
"I call your attention to the great
desirability of enacting legislation to
help American shipping and trade by
enconraging the building and running
of lines of large, swift steamers to
South America and the orient. The urg
ent need uf our country's making an
effort to do something like its share of
its own carrying trade on the ocean
has been cabled to our attention in strik
ing fashion by the experiences of Sec
retary Hoot on his recent South Amer
ican tour. The result of these experi
ences was set forth in an address bo
foro the Trnns-Mis3issippi Commercial
Congress at Kansas City on November
20, an address so important that it
deserves careful study by all public
South American Trade
"The facts set forth by Mr. Root are
striking and ennnot but arrest the at
tention of our people. The great conti
nent to tho south of us which should be
knit to us by the closest commercial
ties is hardly in direct commercial com
munication with us at all, its commer
cial relations being almost exclusively
with Europe. Between all principal
South American ports and Europe lines
of swift commodious steamers, subsi
dized by home governments, ply regu
larly. Thero is no such line of steam
ers between these ports and tho United
gtate(, t consequonco our shipping
to South American ports is nlmost a
negligible quantity. For instance, in
the year ended Juno 30, 1D0."5, there
entered the port of Rio do Jnnioro over
3,000 steamers and sailing vessels from
Europe, but from tho United States no
steamers and only seven sailing ves
sols, two of which wero in distress. The
prime renson pf this stnto of tilings is
that thoso who now do business upon
tho sea do business in world, not of
natural competition, but of subsidized
Stato Aid Necessary
"State aid for steamship lines i9 as
much a part of the commercial system
today ns stato employment of consuls
to promote nusincss. uur commercial
competitors in Europo pay in aggregate
$25,000,000 a year tp steamship lines.
Japan pays between threo and four mil
lion. By this proposed legislation tno
United States will pay relatively less
than any ono of our competitors.
"Three years ago tho Trans-Mississippi
congress formally set forth nn ax
iomatic statement that every ship is a
missionary of trade, Tt is as absurd
for tho United States to depend upon
foreign ships to distribute its products
as it would be for a department store
to dopend upon tho wagons of a com
petitive house to deliver its goods. This
statement is the literal truth.
Can't Compote with Foreigners
"Moreover, it must bo remembered
that American ships do not have to
contend moroly against a subsidization
of their foreign competitors. Higher
wages, a greater cost of maintenance
and crows make it almost impossible
for our people who do business on the
ocean to compete on equul tonus with
foreign ships unless- protected in soino
way as fellow countrymen who do busi
ness on land are protected. Wc can
not as a country afford to linve the
wages and tho manner of living of our
seamen cut down whon the only alter
native if we havo seamen nt all is to
offset the expense giving the ad
vantage to tho ship itself.
Is Not Experimental
"The proposed law which has been
introduced in congress is .in no senso
experimental. It Js based on the best
and most successful 'precedents. For
instance, tho rocent Cunard contract
with the I)ritislif"gu eminent. So far
ns South America is concerned, its aim
is to provide from the Atlantic and
Pacific sides, better American lino3 to
ports of South America than the pres
ent European lines. South American re
publics now see only our warships.
Under the bill our trade and friendship
will be mudo ovideut to them. The bill
proposes to build largo sized steamers
with a speod of sixteen knots nn hour.
Nearly two hundred such steamers are
already in tho world's foreign trado
and over three-fourlhs of them draw
subsidies, postal or admiralty, or both.
"Tho bill will oncourago shipyards,
which are almost necessary to the na
tional defense, as battleships and effi
ciency depends in n large measure upon
steady employment in largo construc
tion plants. It is of importance to the
navy because it givos a considerable
fleot of auxiliary steamships now al
most wholly lacking.
Will Boneflt Interior
"The bill provides for fourteen
steamships, subsidized to the extent of
over a million and a half, from the At
lantic coast all to South American ports.
It provides upon tho- Pacific const for
twenty-two steamers subsidized to the
extent of two millions and a quarter,
Some of these to run to South America,
but the most of them to Muniln, Aus
tralia and Asia. Be it remembered
that while the ships will be owned
upon tho coast, the cargoes will be
largely supplied by the interior and
the biH will beliefit the Mississippi val
ley as much as it will benefit the sea
board. "I have laid stress upon the benefit
to bo expected of trado from South
America. The lines to tho oreint are
also of vital importance. The commer
cial possibilities of tho Pacific are un
limited and for national reasons it is
imperative that we .should havo direct
communication by American lines to
Hawaii and the Philippines.
A Duty to tho Country
"The existence of tho present steam
ship lines upon the Pacific are seriously
threatened by foreign subsidized lines.
Our communications with tho markets
of Asia and with our possessions in the
Philippines, no Jess than our communi
cations with AUstralin, should dopend
uot tiion foreign, but upon our own
ships. The southwest and northwest
should alike be served by lines if this
is done and it will also give to the Mis
sissippi valley through its entire length
tho advantage of all trans-continental
railroads running to-tho Pacific coats.
To fail to establish adequate lines upon
the Pacific is equivalent to proclaiming
to the world that we have neither the
ability nor tho disposition to contend
for our rightful share of the commerce
of the orient. It would surely be dis
continued on Page Six)
'Frisco Paper Correspondent Is
Expelled Roosevelt Gets
By Associated Press.
SACRAMENTO,' Cal., January 23.
In the senate a joint resolution, which
was ono of several important features
of today's session' of the legislature,
was adopted, expolling former Congress
man Edward J. Livernash, correspond
ent for a San Francisco evening paper,
from tho scnato and nssombly floors and
from any part of the building for al
leged untruthful criticism and unjust
attacks on the legislature in the paper
to which he is accredited.
The assembly adopted a joint concur
rent resolution instructing the attorney
general to intorvone in the suit brought
by the federal authorities in tho United
Stntes circuit court against tho San
Francisco board of education for exclud
ing Japanese children from tho scliools,
and instructed the attorney general to
defend tho school bonrd in that action.
Assomblymnn Qrovo L. Johnson made
a fiery speech in support of the resolu
tion in which ho arraigned President
Roosovelt for that part of his message
to congress in regard to Japanese
education in San Francisco, scored the
president and his cabinet for their atti
tude in the matter and made a spirited
dofonso of state rights.
A concurrent resolution asking for
a legislative investigation of the coal
famino in tho state was adopted by the
assembly, but Speaker Beardsleo de
clared that it was a matter for the.
interstate commerco commission and de
clined to appoint a committee.
ALLOWED TO LAND
By Asiociated Press.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., January 23.
Two hundred Jnpanesc immigrants
who arrived yesterday on the steamer
Alabama and whose landing was not
allowed by the immigration commission,
wero permitted to land today on in
structions from Washington. Tho rea
sons for tho detention of the Jtipaneso
and their release wore not made public.
NEGRO LYNCHING IN
Bv Associated Press.
'JACKSON, Miss., Janunry 23. Hen
ry Ball, a negro, was lynched at Green
wood, tho homo of Governor Varda
man, last night. Ho had attacked Mrs.
Graves of that place. The coroner's
jury decided that the negro met death
at tho hand sof unknown persons.
Resigns to Become President of
New York City's Street Rail
WILL SUCCEED HIM
Chairman Was Not Satisfied
with Conditions Under which
He Worked Too Much Red
Tape Letter to. President.
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, January 23. The
resignation of Theodore P. Shonts as
chairman of tho Isthmian Cannl com
mission was announced' at the White
House today. It takes effect not later
than March 1, Shonts having been elect
ed today as president of tho Interbor-
ough Metropolitan company, which con
trols the rapid transit and many sur
face lines in New York.
No announcement was made; as to
Who will succeed Mr. Shonts, but it is
learned that the headquarters would be
removed from Washington to the isth
mus and that u high salaried chairman
to serve in that capacity alono will not
bo named. This being admitted, it fdl
lows that John F. Stevens, the engineer
in charge of the construction of the
canal, would not be made subordinate
to another official on the isthmus. It is
regarded as a certainty that Mr. Ste
vens will bo named ns chairman of the
commission in connection with his post
as chief engineer.
Mr. Shonts' retirement does not come
wholly ns a surprise. It has beeu ru
mored persistently that as soon as ac
tion had been taken on the proposition
to build by contract .Shonts would re
sig nfor a calling more congenial to his
taste. Secretary Taft today confirmed
that rumor by saying that Mr. Shonts'
resignation was voluntary, which fact
is borne out by the president's letter
in accepting. The correspondence fol
"My Dear President:
"I hereby tender my resignation as
chairman of the isthmian canal com
mission, effective at ygur pleasure, but
not later than March 1.
"It is unnecessary for me to assure
you of my great appreciation of the
confidence you havo reposed iH me
and tho splendid support you have al
ways accorded mo since my first ap
pointment by you.
"Very sincerely yours,
"T. P. SHONTS."
The president's reply follows:
"My Dear Mr. Shonts:
"I accept your resignation with ex
tremo reluctance. I do so merely bo-
cause I do not feel justified in prevent
ing your acceptance of the position
which you have been offered in New
York, a position of such great conse
quence not merely to tho people whom
with whom you would bo associated in
the management of tho enterprise, but
all the citizens of New York. You havo
shown throughout your association with
the commission such energy, adminis
trative ability and fertility of resourco
and judgment in handling men, together
with such entire devotion to your work,
that I hardly know whether most to,
regret tho fact that the nntional gov
ernment is to lose you 6r most to con
gratulate thoso who are to profit by
your sorvice in the new position.
"With nil good wishes for your fu
turo and with the heartiest thanks on
bohnlf of tho government for what you
have done in tho last eighteen months
in tho vitally responsible position you
have held, believe me,
"Ever sinccrory yours,
Wero After Him Before
Tho Ryan-Bclmont syndicate, which
has now secured Mr. Shonts' services,
sought them some ' time ago. Beforo
doing bo, Paul Morton, formerly socrc
tary of the 'nnvy, called upon the presi
dent and acquainted him. with the inten
tions of tho Intcrborough Metropolitan.
Tt is said that the president then ex
pressed regrot at tho thought of losing
Shonts' services, but agreed not to
stand in tho way if ho should bo elected
president of tho company.
Shonts bocamo chairman of tho com
mission April 3, 1005, Coming from the
tho presidency of Iho Clover Leaf
Too Much Bed Tape
This connection, together with the
fact that Shonts spent little time on
the isthmus, cnuscd considorablo dis
satisfaction in the senate, which re
fused last session to cpnflrm the nomin
ation of canal commissioners, and they
have not since been confirmed. The
failure of tho nominations, sowevor, had
nothing to do with hi sdecision, except
in so far as the incident caused him to
chafe under the restraint of "red
tape" through -which he was compelled
TO HAVE GONE ON REEF
By Associated Press. ,-
SAN-JUAN, Porto Rico, January 23.
It is reported that tho battleship Con
necticut ran on a reef : whjlQr entering
tho harbor at Culebrn isjandis January
18, and sustained serious damage. Naval
authorities at San Juan discalim any
knowledge of tho accident.
Have Heard Nothing
WASHINGTON, January 23. The
navy department received no report re
garding the accident to the battleship
Connecticut. Sbo left Hampton roads
about two weeks ago to join-tho fleet
MANY DRY FARMERS
GATHER AT DENVER
By Associated Press.
DENVER, Colo., January 23. Whon
tho Trans-Missouri Dry Farming con
gress opens tomorrow in this city for a
two days' session some of the most not
ed agricultural mcu and stuck raisers
in America will bo in attendance. Many
states will bo well represented. Elwoid
Meade, chief of the bureau of irriga
tion and drainago investigations: E. C.
Chilcvott, dry land agriculturist, and
Mary A. Carlcton, United States cereal
ist, are expected to arrivo tonight.
TWENTY DEAD IN
Explosion of C, F, & I, Com
pany's Mine Near Trinidad,
OFF AIR IN MINE
No Hope that Any Entombed
" Miners Are Alive, but Rescu
ers Are Working Toward
Them Four Bodies Found,
By Associated PressT '
, TRINIDAD, Colo., .January 23.
Twenty miners, according to the most
authentic information available, this
evening, lost their lives as the result of
an exposition at 3 o'clock this morn
ing in the Colorado. Fuel & Iron com
pany's coal mine near Primcro, twenty
miles west of this city.
Twenty coffins have been ordered by
the company from local undertaking es
tablishments. Two of tho dead, Frank
Hobat, a miner, and R. .LRuuilj', fire
boss. The names of the others killed
wore not learned. All except Lumly
were foreigners, most of them Joeing
Air Cut Off
The explosion stopped the air fan,
which was not repaired until late to
day. There is little chanco of anj' of
the men in the mine at the time of the
explosion being alivo.
Pistrict Superintendent O'Neill is di
recting tho work of rescue and volun
teers from adjoining mines aro assist
ing. The rescuers havo been divided
into two shifts and work will bo kept
jip until the entire mine is explored.
During the day excitement ran high;
relatives of the entombed miners stood
waiting at the entrance of tho mine for
a. sight of any victims that might be
brought to the surface. An attempt
is being made to force air into tno
mine in tho hope that some may be
alivo. Lato advices say that tho mine
was badly wrecked. The rescue party
has penetrated three hundred feet and
has recovered four bodies. The names
are not given.
FATALLY -SHOOTS MAN
WHO HAD HIS WIFE
Br Associated Press.
EUREKA, Cal, January 23. Willi-in
S. Norris. a woodsman, shot and dan
gerously wounded Joe Doffner last nihW
jvkile tho latter was in tno company or
tho former's wife in Doffner 's rooms in
a local lodging house. Doffner is not
expected to live.
Farmers Indorse Roosevelt
By Associated Press.
ATLANTA, Ga., January 23. The
National Farmers' union is holding its
annual meeting in this city, and last
night indorsed President Roosevelt's ac
tion in discharging tue urownsviue uu
Senator Said to Have Gotten
Concessions for Parties in
"" Indian Territory .
By Associated Press.
AUSTIN. Texas. January 23. The
Bailey investigation committee of the
legislature today considered new
charges against Senator Bailey pre
ferred by Koprcsentativo Cook. These
declare that Bailey, while holding office
as senator, secured tho settlement of
claims for persons interested in Jho
livostock market and that he has se
..irnrl concessions for private interests
for lands in tho Indian territory. Tho
now charges .will be filed with the oth-
COAL MINE HORROR
NO EXCUSE FOR
Expression .of London Foreign
Office as to Swettenham's
Letter to Admiral Davis,
DROP THE MATTER
Kingston Consul Places Loss of
Life at 2,000 Shock's' Still
Continue Health of City-Is
Still in Good Condition,
By Associated Press.
LONDON, January 23. Tho colonial
oflice now has official advices from Swet
tenham concerning the exchange of let
ters between himself and Davis. Tho
extent of advices and whether they con
tain explanation, apology or extenuat
ing circumstances has -not been dis
closed. It appears that Hie imperial
authorities requested the governor of
Jamaica to send a copy of bis letter to
Davis. This is now furnished and it
shows that the letter as sent out by
the Associated Press was to all intents
It is learned that the secretary for
the colonies, Lord Elgin, sent a second
cablegram to tho governor asking him
to give his version of the affair. No.
answer has yet been received. J. R.
Carter, American charge, called at the
foreign office tonight and received the
same explanation of the situation as
given by the Associated Press.
The fact that Swettenham wrote the
letter to Davis having been established
there remains only to determine the offi
cial formalities, and indications are that
the matter will be handled in the usual
Discussion of the incident shows that
tho British view makes clear differen
tials between Swettenham's opposition
to the presence of a foreign force on
Jamaica soil and his manner of express
ing that opposition.
What is condemned is the tone of the
letter to Davis, tho foreign office hav-.
tag declared there was "no excuse for
such language from an official to an
officer of a friendly nation engagod in
the work of humanity."
The press and public are adopting a
substantially similar view.
But on the" question of whether or
not Swettenham was justified in asking
Davis to withdraw from the island,
British opinion inclines that Swetten
ham acted clearly within his rights, al
though inany persons contend that ab
normal conditions should ha,vo induced
the governor to waive usual require
ments. Will Drop tho Incident
WASHINGTON, January 23. The
president has finally dismissed the iu
cidont connected with the refusal by
Swettenham of aid from Davis as shown
in the following letter made public at
tho stato department today, addressed
by Acting Secretary Bacon to Charge
Howard of the British embassy:
"Sir: I have tho honor to acknow
ledge receipt of your note yesterday by
which you communicate the substance
of instructions to you by Sir Edward
Groy, in reference to the-Jamaican in
cident. "I hasten to assure you that on bo
half of the president this government
will pay no heed whatever to the mat
ter and very much appreciates tne
frank, ready and courteous considera
tion shown in this dispatch Dy Sir Ed
ward. "I can only repeat to you, in this for
mal way, what I said to you personally
Inst evening, assuring you of the presi
dent's appreciation of the cordial spirit
shown by your government. It is grati
fying to the president to feel that ity
has been possible for this country to in'
any way however small show its friend
ship to a community of your people in
a time of such suffering and need."
Over 2,000 Dead
The latest report of conditions in Ja
maica was following cablegram from
American Vice Consul Orrett, dated Ja
maica, January 21:
"Estimate loss life over 2,000. Fire
loss five millions, loss by earthquake
impossible to estimate as no buildingt
in city or surrounding district escaped
Health of city still good. Train running
on time. Agricultural interests not suf
fering. Shocks continue"
BRIDGE OVER GILA
By Associated Press.
PHOENIX, Ariz., January 23.
Trains crossed the M. & P. bridge over
the Gila river this evening for the first
time since the injury to the bridge over
a week ago. Traffic and mails aro now
resumed on regular schedule.
Pennsy Buys Beading
By Associated Press.
PHILADELPHIA, January 23. The
directors of the Pennsylvania railroad
at the annual meeting today approved
the agreement to take tho Philadelphia
& Reading on a basis of share for
Will Help Pay Asylum Expenses
Bv Associated Press.
"NEW YORK, January 23. The last
of a series of benefits for Terry Jfe
Govem was held tonight. Tho benefits
yielded $10,500. ' ' '.