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DAILY ARIZONA SILVER BELT
ELS HER STORY
uiited Occurrence in
, v of Criminal Proceed-
lino New York City
WHY SHE REFUSED TO
MARRY HAKKY I HAW
jutao, jut v ami dptJUlUlUlb ai
Visibly Affected Dy birrs
stoi o uowmau at nanus
of Mar Whom I haw Killed.
IJv v,.. nt," I Pros.
NH MiKK. I onruary i. i.veiyn
rii ik toi'i "r siry loti'iy. i
km. tl"' '"' "' "pr "us,lil,l"i cnargen
,utli mi" ' ' "'" l):,rc'' ,0 ,uu w)r''l Hie
i,t- of lier sonl. It was
t -i -In' told Harry Thaw in
ion, when lie had asked her
win the confession of one
t U smn
i,i ! lu
(uk.i Mi h,r' "as an insurinountaiiio
tUrn.i t- I" r ev,'r being the brido of
ll he IU.III
, liied In the big witness
1 1.. ired to be but a slip of
i girl, and l told the pitiful story of
jl.rtewnu il 'iiug life in a frank, girl
jh wa W I" " tears came unbidden to
-J.er li! hi"" 'es and slowly trickled
,'their w.n iluwii her scarlet checks she
Imno in .nii r.' keep them back. She
fuM-'l 1 1"' "'Is from trembling lips
iDil witu ma ii emus lusjuiiv 01 cour
, i p win, li
I taken her willingly to
n-r tHjg rinji ordeal sho shook off a de
'prfssion which once threatened to be
inif an absolute collapse.
A the ..nug wite unfolded the nnr
ratue ,f her girlhood and told of the
curb Mrujjtilt's of herself and mothor to
keep bodx .md sonl together, of how
auDt jmert stood ever nt the door
and how finsllv she was able to earn
a hung b )siig for photographers
and artist, sh. won the murmured svm
jatln ot thr throng which filled very
available spa, in the courtroom.
'And This Was Stanford White"
Theu anu the revelation of her meet
,nj; with Manford White, the story of
(he sumptuous studio apartment whose
Uag exterior gave no hint of the lux
urious furnishing within, of tlio velvet
overl swing in which one could
.vriaz until slippered toes crashed
throush thi- aper of a Japanese para
hat swung from the ceiling, that story
if a glass of champagne, df black,
Thirling sensations and of mirrored bed
room walls, in short, she told all the
ton "Don't scream so. It is all
iw. It is all right."
"And this was Stanford Whito?"
fh question came from D. M. Delm.-is,
.ow romiuc ting tho defense.
The still ,f the great crowd was its
n tnbutf to the elTeet of the girl's
tort. Into the narrative there entered
thing ot the woman of the world,
dill in fate and figure, Mrs. Thaw was
till a girl as she withstood an ordeal
tilth wight havo startled into terror
Wimau f maturer years and harsher
New York and "Society"
Into the narratne she injected ninny
title tou.-hfs of a young girl's hopes
fcl disapKjintinents. Of her early life
related l,tt her mother had gone
" Pitmhiirg to Philadelphia to se
lire assiKtame and how she and her
-n-ther Howard had been placed on a
rain , inends and sent on fo their
ther s ,. to,, t0 HUlf.y S1(J rc
Ud th.it the two little travelers had
wsble with tin. eonductor, who wanted
"put their .nt otr tle ear. Ilut she
'vl add., I that she held on to it.
She t, f h(.r arrjvn in jjpw york)
life thin- and evontuallv tho nc
ptn.e .r mother of thp thrico
MoM i.n.t.,t,n of a girl of the the-
. '.'" ' ' """"' friends nt htnoh. The
m s hpr ,,,, Kvelyn's mother that
" er. K1IIK j iXeH. York H0Pety
8,1 " nan perfectly j.roper, else she
vo. .,.., ,(t ,(r Rjr R(( wJth t)iem
into tho Spider's Wob
" she lanui for mo in a ban
""id the witness. "I remember
'l'"JC w wore g(,inB to tlio Waldorf.
1 ,"'!,r', " much of it and wanted
o K there. The hansom stopped in
m ' a dingy looking building in
., T-",. fourth street and T was
J" ' K-t out .My mother had dressed
" skirts wero just to my shoe
,? ,h"" This was in August, 1001.
h a ,(, ail( fat Jn(1 UK,y nlan
, ,K"",,"r '",n "it-cting ns at tho head
"" flights of stairs," she said.
Sw me presouts and my mother
"."g- n. other parties."
' n ,1" M'"d my mother should visit
"' '"r "i'-nds in Pittsburg. She
tr ,."",M ntt leave me. Ho said
ouid be an r,K,lt. h.tt ho would ,ook
r ' Kinally sho wont. Tbon
8 a" "'Station to n party, but no
I .. WdS ,horu it wo tw. Thoy
have turned "ik. ilnwn'' hn
lter ilimw.r r nn.i.,1
n.l he ,,li(1T h;(1 not ,, of
' 'HIS .'Hill M'A t(in lirt !..!
wh the mirrors all over the
-, Jst as Sho Told Thaw
s'ry ran, with hero and
n intorpfi.t: i... 4ii t-..
uas to .. , '"'"" "J vnorney uei-
l1eti,,Tl",,'thc8irl t0 tell just what
ome h V whcn he a,,kecl hor t0 bo'
hi T yU' Tt was through tho fact
" ha, ..toI(1 OVOrvtnln to 1Iar.
ale, , . Hne ws permitted under .the
law tO P1VP tmr alnrtf in Jl,n
f- V .IV, U.U,T ,V '.
nj . i""" urn. orave-iaceu nesioo
'land tT' when hia wifo look the
6 fan! ,W0 excl,f,nKe1 Rlanccs and
irmv ', " 8"il,i plnyed about the
l-iniT0f tholrI- In the iiyiii-
nPIling gtory. of the girl, the,
Sat r,nl t..... 1 ...,.
girlish fascination of n voice of softest
quality, yet ringing clear in on. intinu,
none lost n word. Whon thero M n
halt in tlio girl's fight nguiust teurs,
people who hail gazed uneeiisingly at
her lowered their eyes as if tlio relief
fiom their ataro might bring hur the
composure sho llnnlly won.
Prisoner fnks Down
Harry Thaw, ( his wholo
s.ii.iMii,., w:u wuji k fttf. uried in his
hands and a Ilifti.dM' . vt- iA covering his
eyes. Thus'Tliaw 1 many minutes
and when JijJ finally ted his head his
eyes weio red and swollen. Tlio jmors,
too, hnd turned their gare, from the wit
ness as tears came iutoj hor voice ns
well as her eyes nnd each of the welve
seemed intent on poiiio nbiect" ' tho
.1. ..!.!.... ...i ...j..t kJ 'WS
floor. Justice Fitzgerald ot out
through the long, grated windo', H'H
scene and story marked n new preiwJonr
in the lustoiy of criminal proceedings
in Now York.
Mrs. Thaw, was still on tho stand and
the direct examination was uncompleted
when the day was done. Onco during
tho afternoon sho was excused for an
hour while Lawyer Longfellow was
sworn to fix the tin to of certain letters
written him by Harry Thaw subsequent
to the revelations which Miss Nesbitt
Letters Corroborate Story
The girl identified the writing, but
the court held that the date must also
become u matter of compctont evidence.
Mrs. Thaw seined to appreciate tlio re
lief the incident offered. As she left
tho stand for the recess, she walked un
steadily, and, passing back of tho jury
box, she ran the fingers of her left hand
along the wall as a blind person might.
Tho letters, which wore eventually
offered into evidence, after tnuoli objec
tion by .lerome and a Hood of argumont
by opjiosing counsel, are regarded as
corroborative of Mrs. Thaw's testimony
today, which .she had often declared the
reason she had given Thaw for refus
ing to become his wife. They wero of
fered as tonding to show tho stato of
mind of the defendant just after he had
heard from tho lips of the girl he loved
hor relations with tho man he claimed
to havo killed as the rosnlt of insanity
inherited and in pait induced by stress
Thaw Tolls of tho "Row"
In the lotters Thaw told of his com
ing marriage and of that "row thoy
want to ruise." Disconnected, jerky,
jumping from subject to subject, they
nevertheless showed the love ho bore the
gill ami that he wanted provision made
in the cvont of his death that all his
property should go to her.. The letters
constantly referred to that "black
guard who poisoned her as a girl."
Thuy say hor name was falsely connect
ed with two othors boside "that black
Only two of the half dozon letters of-
fored in evidence were read. The other.)
will probably be presented tomorrow,
whon Mrs. Thaw again takes (ho stand.
The completion of the direct examina
tion of tho prisoner's wifo will possibly
require all of tomorrow's session. There
is an impression that Delmas may strive
to have it occupy the entiro day in or
dor that the young woman may take
advantage of the adjournment over Sat
urday and Sunday to recover from her
fatigue and bo prepared for the cross
examination of Jerome.
Whispers Names to Jcromo
Mrs. Thaw wn not allowed to stato
the names of certain persons, but by
consent of counsol for the defense gave
them in whispers to Jerome. "Jn or
der," ns Delmas said, "thnt the prose
cation may have tho fulest possible
opportunity to refute any of her state
ments if It can."
Mrs. Thaw told how sho camo back
from Europe a month ahead of Thaw
During that month-friends of White
had told tier many stories about the
young Pittsburg millionaire and that
when sho returned to America she re
fused to see him except in the presence
of a third party. When he sought an
explanation she told him tho stories.
One was that Thaw had put a girl into
a bathtub and turned scalding water
tilMin her. Another that he was addict
ed to tlio uso of morphine and a third
declared he had tied girts to bedpost-,
and benton them. "lie looked very
safd," she said, "and told mo thoy had
been making a fool of me. Ho said ho
understood why this was done. I after
ward got so ninny conflicting nccounts
ft om persons who told me the stories
and 1 heard thoir reputations wero so
bnd that I finally told Mr. Thaw that
T did not believe tho stories. I said,
' You know 1 havo never lied to you,'
and ho never had to me."
Sent to School by Whito
Sho paid other tributes to her hus
band, to save whose life she braved nil.
"When told him the story in Par
is," she said, "he enmo to mo and
licked tip the hem of my skirt, kissed
it and said ho would always love me.
He nearly always called mo his angel.
We sat together that night until dny
light talking the matter over. The ef
fect on Harry wns terrible.
''White sent mo to school in October,
1902. Early in J90.T I became ill. The
doctors said an operation was necessary.
They told mo 1 was vory sick, but did
not say what was tho matter. Thaw
camo to see me and uas tho last per
son, except tho doctors, whom I saw
befoio boing placed under tlio influence
of art anaesthetic. Ho camo in quietly,
knelt down by tho bod, kissed my hand,
looked at mo for a moment and wont
out. When I recovered I found thoy
had made arrangements for my mothor
to take mo abroad to recuperate. It
was while in Paris he proposed."
Mother Didn't Count
While Ars. Thaw was off tho stand
Attorney Longfellow identified four or
five lotters and fixed the dates prior to
"J communicated their contents to
Mrs. Thaw," he said. To introduce tile
letters Attorney Delmas called Mrs.
Thaw and then proceeded to rend the
first' one. It was quite lengthy and be
gan ns follows:
"Evelyn has left mo six or soven lot
ters from thnt blackguard. If thoy
wish to begin a rowI am ready for it.
(Continued on Page Six) - J"
GLOBE, GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY, 8, 1907
GLARKS TO TERMS
Brother of Montana Senator
Tells of Coercion Used by S.
P. Railroad Magnates,
TO MAINTAIN RATES
Harriman Got Possession of
Only Available Pass Through
Utah Mountains and Clark
Was Forced to Sell,
By Associated Press, jf
LOS ANGELES, Cnl., February 7.
The entire first day of tho interstate
commerce commission honriug in Los
Angeles on the subject of tho Harriman
merger wns consumed in the direct ex
amination of n singlo witness, J. ttoss
dark, brother of United States Sonator
Clark, and a director und vice president
of the San Pedro, Los Angeles & Salt
Mr. Clark's examination by Attorney
C. A. Sovoranee for tho commission was
comprehensive und complete. Tho line
of questioning covered overy rsingo of
tho subject as it applied to the relation
of the Clark road and the Harriman
system and n great mass of now facts
Clark Talks Freely
Mr. Clark proved a willing witnoss
and gave information freely enough, al
though he was bumpered occasionally In
his explanations by a lack of knowledge
of the technical details of the business.
He, however, readily referred his in
quisitor to the managers of tho various
departments of his company for the
The most importnnt fact brought out
was that showing the reason and the ne
cessity from the viewpoint of the
Clarks for the disposal of one-half of
their road to Harriman.
Forced by Harriman
It was shown that when the building
of the Clark road was commenced from
Los Angeles to Snlt Lake City that the
Oregon Short Line, a Harirman prop
erty, so harrassed and retarded their
progress, and that finally getting posses
sion of the only available pass through
the Utah mountains in the shortest di
rection to Los Angeles, compelled Clark
to come to their terms, sell thorn one
half of their property and make an
ironclad agrement to maintain tho same
freight rates us the Harriman roads for
a period of ninety-nine years.
As a final act of coercion of the
Clarks, the Harriman interests began
a survey of a road between Salt Lake
City and Los Angeles nnd implied, at
least so Mr. Clark testified, tho threat
of building a parallel line. Clark was
cross examined by his own counsel, too.
The hearing adjourned to meet ngain to
U. S, Attorney Requests Dis
missal and Revolutionists
By Associated Press.
EL PASO, Texas, February 7. An
other surprise was sprung today in the
Villnreal ense when tho United States
attorncv asked tho district commissioner
to dismiss the prisoner now under extra
dition charges. Villareal's attorneys
protested against tho motion, demand
ing a trial. Comuiissionor Howe held
that he was entitled to a trial and re
manded him until April 1.
HARRIMAN ABLE TO
COME DOWN TO OFFICE
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, Fobruary 7. E. II.
Haniman, who has boon confined to his
honso for nearly a month as the result
of n surgical operation, was at his of
fice today for the first time sinco his ill
ness. "Black Bob," Notorious Bandit,
Makes Easy Escape from
Officials in New Mexico
TRINIDAD, Colo., Fobruary 7. It
was learned hero today from railroad
men that Robert McManus, known ns
"Black Bob," and" said to bo tho last
survivor of tho notorious "Blackjack"
band of train robbers, "escaped from the
custody of Sheriff P. Cy Pride of Okla
homa whilo being taken to Guyman,
Okln,, by jumping through n window
of a Pullman car on tho Colorado South
OF PULLMAN CAR
The train was stopped and a search
for the fugitivo was made, but no trace
could be found. The escape was made
between Greenvillo nnd Mdunt Dora, N.
M., while tho train was running forty
miles nn hour. McMnnus was urrosted
at Pueblo last Sunday "charged with
SEPARATE CARS FOR
NEGROES IN MISSOURI
By Associated Press.
JEEEEHSONV1LLE, Mo., February
7. By. a party voto the "Jim Crow"
bill passed the senate today.' The Dem
ocrats supported tho bill and tho Re
publicans opposed it. The bill requires
all railrouds in the stato to furnish sep
arate coaches for whito anil negro pas
sengers. It permits a partition in the
car to constitute separato coaches.
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, February -.Forecast
for Arizona: Fair Pridny and Sat
urday. SIX ARE DROWNED
Strikes Draw of Bridge Over
the Sacramento River as It
Was Swinging Open,
FIVE OF VICTIMS
Two Saved by Jumping to the
Bridge and Others Swim to
Shore Two Women Went
Down Without a Chance,
By Associated Press.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., February 7.
Six passengers, two women, ono white
and one Jnpancse, and four mcnr all
Japanese, wero drowned this afternoon
when the gasoline launch Cyrcnc struck
the draw of tho railroad bridge across
the Sacramento river and capsized. Tho
drowned are Mrs. Jacinto of Sacramen
to; Mrs. Y. Fugi, Japanese; I. Saka
guchi and U. Kishi, Japanese, nnd two
other Japanese passengers, names not
Tho owner of the boat, Mnnucl Hen
derson, who was .noting as, captain and
engineer; George Horr, pilot; Josoph
Gamna and .Martin Gamna and two oth
er Jnpancse were saved.
Launch Hits Draw
When the crash came as tho launch
drove into the closed drnw, Henderson
and Horr crawled from the interior of
the boat and were followed by scvor.il
passengers All jumped into tho river,
with the exception of Joseph nnd Mar
tiu Gamna, who jumped to the railroad
bridge and were rescued from their per
ilous positions. The two .women were
insidtf the boat and wont down without
a eliatice to savo themselves. Four of
tho Japanese men who jumped into the
water were drowned beforo n boat could
reach fhem, Others drifted down tho
river on pieces of freight or swam to
Manuel Hcmlerson gave tho following
Version of the accident:
"We struck the bridgo under full
speed nnd had no time to turn back, as
thp bridge draws were opening nnd the
crash camo almost beforo wo knew what
had happened. Thero wero twelve pas
sengers aboard. Several hundred feet
above the bridgo I gave threo whistles
for tho draw to open. It swung open,
but instead of going through, Pilot Horr
swung her tpward the Yolo side to un
load the freight. Then' when wo came
back t again whistled because the
bridge tender had closed tho draw, auSU
wneu tuo noat was niiy reel irom me
bridge it was opening nnd wo started
to get out."
SACRAMENTO, Cal., February 7.
It has been learned Unit two of tho
Japs supposed to have been drowned
were picked up down stream. This
fixes tho number of dead at four.
JAP RIOTERS ARE
Copper Miners at Ashio Loot a
Storehouse, Get Drunk and
By Associated Press.
TOKIO, Fobruary 7. Troops nave
been sent to tho copper mines in the
Ashio district, whoro yestorday tho min
ers made an attack on the property,
using dynamite freely. Fifteen rioters
wore burned to Ueatu in a storonouse
which thov had plundered for provisions
and liquor and which they set firo to
whon in a drunken conuiuon. it is not
known that tho disturbances wore in
stigated by socialists, whose leaders
havo been arrested.
Wabash Increases Stock
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., February 7.
The Wabash Railroad company filed to
day with tuo secretary ot stato a cortm
cato of increase in capital stock to $6G,-
500,000$ ' ' '
BILL TO REPEAL
Congressman Murphy Wants
Oklahoma and Indian Terri
NOT FIT TO FORM A
House Passes River and Har
bor Appropriation. Bill, Car
rying Eighty-three "Millions
Other News from Capital.
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, February 7. Ropre
seutativu Murphy todny introduced a
bill in the house to repenl tho act ad
mitting Oklahoma to statehood on the
ground that the constitutional conven
tion of Oklahoma and Indian Territory
had not complied with the conditions of
the joint statehood act. Tho bill fol
lows: "Whereas, Tho constitutional conven
tion of tho proposed state of Oklahoma
now Jn session nt Guthrie failed and re
fused after organization to adopt on
behalf of the people of said proposed
stato tho constitution of tho United
States as required by act of congress,
"Whereas, By such failure the con
vention is authorized to form a consti
tution and stato government for said
"Whereas, Said constitutional con
vention is attempting to evade tho act
of congress by making a distinction in
civil and political rights on account
of" race and color; and
"Whereas, Said convention has
squandered the people's money, appro
priated by congress, in unnecessary po
litical bickerings, thereby leaving no
fund to hold an election for the ratifi
cation or rejection of the proposed con
"Whereas, Said convention has whol
ly disregarded and ignored the disburs
ing of government funds as provided by
"Whereas, The said convention has
demonstrated its unfitness and incapac
ity to frame a constitution for state
hood; therefore, be it
"Enacted, That tho act entitled 'An
Act to Enable- tfcc People of Oklahoma
and of the Indian Territory-to Form a
State Government,' approved June' 16",
190(5, be, and the same is, hereby re
pealed." Pass River and Harbor Bill
Tho house today completed and passod
the river and harbor appropriation bill,
carrying more than $83,000,000, with
sundry amendments, all of which were
suggested by the chairman of the com
mittee, Mr. Burton. Among the impor
tant amendments adopted were: For
the maintenance and continuing of the
improvement of tho Chicago river, $200,
000, being an incroaso of $180,000. A
survey of the Missouri river was au
thorized from its mouth to Sioux City.
Bill amending ho denatured alcohol
bill was passed.
Tho navy appropriation bill was taken
up and made the continuing order.
No Amendments Go
The Indian appropriation bill received
rough handling by tho senate today.
Tho amendments of tho committee, cs
peclnlly those suggested by the special
committee which went to Indian Terri
tory last summer to investigate condi
tions, were nearly all rejected on points
of order. Tho provision which allowed
full blood Indians of the territory to
sell surplus lands was defcatod by a
vote of 31 to 32, which leaves in force
tho provision of tho law known as the
McCumber amendment prohibiting tho
alienation of such lands for twenty-five
years. Die notcateU provision nas oeen
'the subject of debate for the groator
part of tho past two days. After it bad
been disposed of today the other com
mitteo amendments were defeated on
points of order.
The coal land amendment allowing
the surface of the coal lands in tho ter
ritory to bo sold was ruled out of tho
bill on a point of order.
Easy for Homesteaders
Tho senate also passed a bill provide
ing thnt no homestead ontry upon pub
lic lands shall bo cuneolled by" reason
of tho failure of tho cntryman there
upon to resido upon tho land during tho
months of Decembor, February and
March. Tn computing tho homestead
proofs no credit is to be given for the
poriod of actual absence.
IS BELIEVER IN
Dwight E, Woodbridge Sees a
Bright Future for the Camp
Arizona Soon First
Dwight E. Woodbridge of Duluth,
Minn., the well known writer on mines
nnd mining affairs, leaves this morning:
nfter spending several days in tne ois
trict. He will visit Tucson first and
from there goes to Bisbee and Cananea
to look over those districts. On tho
lfiH. Mr. Wnn.lhridrrn will sail from
Guaymas, Sonora, for points on iho'j
southwestern coast or Mexico anu wiu
visit some of the new 'mining districts
now being opened up in tho states of
Michoacan and Jalisco.
Mr. Woodbridge, who has been in
Globe on other occasions, believes more
than ovor in the future of this district,
which he thinks will become one of tho
greatest copper producing districts in
tho southwest, if not in tho entire coun
try. As to tho price of the metal, Mr.
Woodbridge, like other competent au
thorities, belioves that tho present high
price cannot but bo maintained for at
least a year, as thero will bo only a
small increase in the production for the
coming year, to meet a much greater
increase in the consumption and de
mand. Ir. Woodbridge expresses a firm
belief that Arizona will pass Montana
as the greatest copper producing state
in the course of a few years.
Whilo in Globo Mr. Woodbridge visit
ed the Old Dominion, the Globe Consol
idated and other properties in the im
mediate vicinity, and is unstinted in
his praiso of the mining methods pur
sued by theso companies and their pros
pects for the futuro.
Noted Negro, Though Absent,
Enters into Senatorial
By Associated Press.
WASHINGTON, February 7. rivo
witnesses were examined today in tie
Brownsville inquiry by the senate com
mittee on military affairs. All wero
members of tho discharged battalion of
negro soldiers except the former Ser
geant Luther Thornton of Company B.
He testified that when he was aroused
by the firing he was under tho impres
sion that the barracks wero being' fired
njion by people of Browmsvilie.
The next witness called by Senator
Forakor was Winter Washington. Sen
ator Overman asked if he had said
"No," said Foraker, "Booker Wash
ington is too busy attending to his sen
atorial duties to come here."
He referred to the interest of Booker
T. in the question of having a negro
appointed to a federal position in Ohio,
the patronage for which has been re
garded as belonging to the senators
Washington's idea of the Brownsville
affair was that "Mexican greasers"
and "Texas cowboys" had done tho
shooting in order to make trouble for
tho negro soldiers.
CHEAP PASSAGE WAS
By Associated Press.
HONOLU.LU, Tebruary 7. A scheme
has been unearthed to victimize Japan
ese laborers by selling them passage to
the mainland on the steamer Ohio which
was purported to havo been chartered
by Los Angeles excursionists. Adver
tisements in local Japanese newspapers
aroused inquiry and it was learned that
tho advertisers had no connection with
United States Cruisers Will
Take a Hand if Occasion
By Assoclatod Press.
WASHINGTON, February 7. There
is danger of an outbreak of war in Cen
tral Amorica, although efforts at arbi
tration are being made .at the city of
San Salvador in tho hopo of preventing
The cruiser Chicago has gone south
ward from San Francisco and tho York
town is undergoing necessary repairs
at drydock and will follow, stopping at
oither ono of tho Salvador ports on the
Pacific or at a convenient Kicaraguan
MUST NOT INVOLVE
JAP LABOR QUESTION
By Associated Press.
TOKIO, noon, February 7. While ig
noring the anti-Japaneso feeling in a
portion of the American press, tho Jap
anese public is almost unanimous in
demanding that the solution of tho San
Francisco school question must not in
volve tho labor question. A mutual
treaty restricting tho immigration of
laborers is condemned hero as a one
sided concession, sacrificing Japan's
honor without any recompense what
ever. It is felt that even with the
United States, nothing derogatory to
national honor, however slight, must be
admitted in the diplomatic relations of
Three Killed in Wreck
By Associated Press.
FREEPORT, 111., February 7. A. de
fective switch caused tho wreck of a
Great Western passenger train at Ger
man Valley early today. Threo persons
were killed and five severely injured.
Tho dead aro:
MARTIN CLINE, engineer, Chicago.
PAUL F. JACOBSON, mail clerk, Chi
cago. LOUIS .NOLS, mail clerk, Minneap
Oil King Gives Thirty-two Mil
lion Dollars to the General
Education Board, "
LARGEST SUM GIVEN
FOR SIMILAR PURPOSE
Board, Amazed by Gift, Sends
Thanks to Rockefeller Im
mense Sum Will Be Used for
Distribution to Institutes,
By Associated Press.
NEW YORK, February 7. Thirty
two million dollars' worth of income
bearing securities was the gift which
John D. Rockefeller through his son,
John D. Rockefeller Jr., announced to
the general education board when it as
sembled for a special meeting today.
Tho gift is the largest singlo gift
handed out for such a purpose and will
be used for general educational purposes
throughout tho country. Rockefeller had
previously given the board $11,000,000
for the samo work, his contributions
now amounting to $$3,000,000.
The general education board appar
ently was not prepared for this gift,
which was announced simply in a letter
from John D. Jr. It said:
"My father authorizes mo to say
that on or before April 1 he will give
tho general education department income-bearing
securities valued at $32,
000,000, one-third to be added to the
permanent endowment of the board and
two-thirds to be applied to such specific
objects within the corporate purposes
of the board as either ho or I from time
to time shall direct, any remainder at
the death of the survivor to be added to
the permanent endowment of the
Tho members of the board were
amazed, saying that they did not know
of the donation until the letter was
The board voted to accept the gift
and in appreciation they drafted a let
ter to the elder Rockefeller.
Letter to Oil King
"This is the largest sum," wrote the
board to Rockefeller, "ever given by a
man in the his'ory of the race for any
social or philanthropic purpose. The
bonrd congratulates you upon the wise
and high impulse which has moved you
in this deed and desires to thank you
in behalf of all educational interests
whose developments will advance; in be
half of the country whose civilization
for all time it should be made to streng
then and elevate, and in behalf of man
kind everywhere, in whoso interests it
has been given and for whose use it is
"The administration of this fund en;
tails upon the board the most far-reach
ing responsibilities ever placed on any
educational organization in the world.
We will use our best wisdom to trans
mute your gift into intellectual and
moral power, couutiug it a supreme
privilege to dedicate whatever strength
we have to tho most uso in the service
Gifts to Colleges
While the board was in session today
gifts to five colleges wero ordered,
amounting in nil to $400,000. In' 1903
tho general education board was char
tered by congress. It employs a force
of experts in continuous, systematic
study of education in all parts of the
United States. Its object is promoting
education in various states by gifts and
"The organization was adopted to
nssist Rockefeller in the distribution of
his gifts to education, but was not in
tended to limit the work of the board
to tho administration of funds given
by him," said Chairman Frederick T.
From the incomo of the original $11,
000,000, conditional subscriptions have
already been made to eighteen colleges.
Theso amount to a total of over $1,000,
000 and as the condition of receiving,
of receiving gifts the colleges aro rais
ing a further total sum of $3,202,500.
Object of Board
The members of tho board who will
administer Rockefeller's immense gift
includo. somo of tho best known edu
cators, financiers, publicists and philan
thropists in tho country. The board
adopted these principles for its guid
ance: "To co-operate sympathetically
and helpfully with tho several religieus
denominations; to select as far as prac
tiaable centers of population and wealth
as permanent pivots of educational sys
toms; to mass its gifts on endowment."
COLDEST WEATHER YET
By Associated Press.
PITTSBURG, February 7. The cold
est weather of the present winter is
lieintr experienced in western Pennsyl
vania, western Ohio and eastern Vir
ginia. The thermometer reached zero
in this city, whilo at Elkin, W. Va.,
fourtcon degrees below was registered:
The cold weather resulted in the usual
gas shortage in this city and much suf
fering is reported. River navigation
is at a standstill.
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