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The Marion Daily Mirror.
VOLUME XV. NO. 140.
MAIUOX, OTITO.TJIUHSDAY EVENING, .JANUARY 17, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS
SECOND EARTHQUAKE OF GREAT
VIOLENCE COMPLETES THE RUIN
Kingston is Again Shaken But the Quake Did Not Result in Additional Loss
of Life and no Fire Followed list of Dead Will Probably be Increased
to 1000 Persons-Twice That Number
The United States is the First to Extend Relief Admiral
Bob Evans Rushes to the Harbor in His Fastest Vessel
and Commands Two War Vessels to Follow as Quickly
as Possible Great Britain is Greatly Pleased at the
Prompt Action Taken by United States Government -Secretary
Metcalf Orders Two Supply Ships With Full
Cargoes to Kingston.
Kingston, Jamaica, Jan. 37. A
second cniiMiqunkc shock, almost ih
severe as the first which devastat
ed Kingston, Monday, occurred this
morning. A number of tho already
tottering buildings tumbled down,
but it is not .believed there win
any ndditioni.l loss of life, and
there was no second conflagration.
Eng.ish and Americans did not
escape death and injury in Mon
day's disaster, us wa,s first report
ed. The first systematic search
of thu ruins which was started to
day, brought to light the bodies cf
a numbor of white poisons, buried
in lie collapsed buildings. Fully
r0 whites are unaccounted for and
it is feared many lost jheir lives.
A a em all f I he first few build
, jnjMJMiffiecnVtp show Ihut Ilia early
ly toa-lpiy. Upward of a thous
and persons were killed, twice as
many injiued and 00;0fl() homeless
in Kingston mid" vicinity, are the
figifres 'given today in an estimate
by I'nitcd Slates coiwul Payne.
The property h.s is 'r,000,00n .
lUo lull death list will probably ,,C(.laring that hundred of persons
netcr be known because ol the in-liai, 1)r01l ,.llo(, ln tno oavthnuako of
cmieration or many bodies in the Monday, leave tho country a prey to
refuting fire. I renewed suspense.
The I'niled States government j Two things stand out of the general
will piobaldy be called on today gkoni andbilng Intense satisfaction
to old the Americans, victims oC.to the Urltlsh nubile. Tho (list is tho
the eartiliquake. Kvcry white tour
ist dn the island is in danger be
canso of v food .shortage. a The
natives can subsist for a few days
on friits and vegetables. The
stench arising fiom tho putiifying
bodies of men an 1 animals is be
coming almost unbearable.
Tluvshoies of the ihaibor nt
KinjMlon arc jinking and there is
tprroi le.st. tho city slip into the
sea, Kyory wharf, not destroyed by
tlio' "firo, Ms said to havo sunken
in(o tho sea.
-Several, imgrn lodlci?; were shot
by t'ho guards, last night.
London,, Jan. 17. A gigantic
tidal wnvo swept AnnoU Hay on
north mast of the island of Jam
aica, according to a dispatch from
Tlol'and TJny, just lecoived by the
Kvening .Standard. Tt is reported
the entire const line has been
chanscd and groat stretches of
beach ilmve sunken inlo the sea.
St. Thomas, D. W. I., Jan. 17.
Reports received here from Jamaica
say Jt Is estimated that 1000 persons
havo been killed by tho earthqako
and tiro and that 00,000 person are
liomelesa, Tho damage to Kingston
clone Is placed at fully $10,000,000.
Later advices received bero from
Jamaica declaro that all people havo
heoa warned to keep away fiom
Kingston. The stench thero Is de.
scribed as awful. Thorn Is, no foil,
dor for animals and famlno Is Immin
ent. Money Is unless. Tho banks
havo been burned but the vaults ore
supp'OHVd to bo safe.
The mUery on all sides Is Indescrib
able, Rich and poor alike aro homo,
less. Provisions of all kinds nro urg
ently noeded. It Ik Impossible to
say where anybody can be found, Sir
James Ferguson, vlco chairman of
tho Itoyal Mall Steamship company,
Is amoug tho killed. The dead aro
being burled under sinoiildorlng ru
ins. The niorcantllo community suf
fered most severely, warehouses fall,
lng upon them.
Mnny professional men aro dead
nnd Injured, Tho negroes aro loot,
lug, Ghastly scones aro being wit
All tho shops havo been destroyed,
anil all the buildings In and around
Kingston nro In rlns. A'ery few or
them aro safe to live In.
The governor anil his party aro
safe. It Is leporteil that an extinct
volcano In the parish of Portland la
showing signs of activity, but this has
not been verified. No ncw.s has yet
been iccclved from other parts of
the Island of Jamaica, ronimiinlc.Uloii
being very difflclt.
Kingston, Jamaica, Jan. 17. Kings
ton was overwhelmed by an earth,
quake at 3:30 on Monday ufte.Mioou.
All tho houses within a radius of ten
miles were damaged and almost every
houso In the city was destroyed.
KIrc bioko out after the earth.
quake and .completed tho work of de
Btructlon. The business section of
Kingston la a heap of smouldering
The killed number about 100, and
thousands were Injured.
The churches,, nubile office . and.
no fatalities at the constant Spring
Anions the killed were Sir James
I'ergusson and prominent merchants
nnd professional men.
London, Jan. 17. -Two brief dls-
. patches toielved here last night, in.
'nllwHlWi enmn IVnm llncr-tnti rltlrw.t
f.ict confirmed In n dispatch from
Sir Alfred Jones himself, that the
members of tho .lone party are all
safe. The second Is found In the
piompt and active steps taken by tho
American government to Investigate
tho leal conditions nnd nfford the
neeessniy succor to the unfortunate
All possible steps are bolug taken
hero to tho same end, but America's
generous action is none the less op.
Tho. king and tho queen and also
thu premlor, Sir Henry Campbcll
Uanncrnian, have hastened to tele
graph expressions of the country's
sjnipathy and honor at the terrible
calamity, and public, bodies nro ar.
ranging to hold meetings to ex.
press their j-ympnthy and afford relief
to tho victims.
'At tho moment of writing this dis
patch, thero has been received a mos
sago from Sir Alfred Jones which
confirms tlio worst fears. This mes
sage U as tollows:
"Kingston was overwhelmed by an
earthquake Monday afternoon at
15:30. All tho houses within a rail,
lus uf 10 miles have been damaged
and almost every house In tho city
Is destroyed. Flro broko out nftor
tho earthquake and completed tho
work of destruction. It Is estimated
Hint 100 person-, havo been killed and
1000 Injured. Tho" public offices nnd
hospitals ar0 In ruins. Among the
killed nro Sir James Forgusaon,
many pronilnont mot chants and pro
fessional men and a gieat many na.
tlves. Thero aro no fatalities at the
Constant Springs hotol. '
file biisluefas quarter of Kingston
Is now a heap of smouldering ashes.
Wo aro thankful that our party Is all
This dispatch from Sir Alfred U
practically Identified with other mes.
sagos received -from Kingston. In
cluding one from a correspondent
of Tho Stnndard who 1b with tho
Jones party, with tho oxcoptlon that
all tho others give tho death list ns
"several hundred," whllo a dispatch
of similar purport received by tho
West Indies Cablo company, says
that tho loss of Hf0 was "heavy,"
and nilds that Port Antonio was not
At tho piiuent time, therefore, it Is
qlte IniK)sslble to form n reliable
Idea of the number of lives lot.
Washington, Jan. 17. Official
news of tbp disaster at Kingston, Ja
maica, reached Washington slowly.
Tho first report did not come to
hand until yesterday afternoon,
when a dispatch was received nt the
State department, dated "Jamaica,
3:01 j). m., Jan. Hi," and dgned
"American Consul," stating that
Kingston had been destroyed and
hundreds of lives lost, and stating
that food was badly wanted.
As a matter of fact, the slqnntura
to this dispatch was misleading, foi
tho consul Is absent on leavo from his
department. It was assumed at the
department that tho vlco and deputy
consul, William II. Oriotl, nt Kings,
ton, had sent the dlpatch. A icfer.
enco In the cablegram to tho fireproof
safe Is understood to convoy assur
ance of the safety or the consular
records and papers.
It was also regarded as possible
that the message might have come
from Nicholas It. Snyder, tho Amer
ican consul nt Port Antonio, on the
Island of Jamaica.
However, the dispatch was regarded
a3 warranting tho taking of instant
measures of relief. Indeed tho navv
department had been In ndvanco of
this matter, for thronab r.intnln
Hcehlor, the officer In charge of the
naval station at Key West, wireless
communication was early established
b"ctwcnthc 'navy-1 department and Ad.
mlral Hvans, commandlnir the At.
Inntlc fleet at Gr.ntnnama, Subn, and
when Secretary Itoot later indicated
the desirability of sending warships
at once to tho distressed Island It
turned out that Admiral Kvaiu had
anticipated tho direction, nnd hnd
started on a torpedo boat destroyer,
ti.o swiftest ve-sol In the American
fleet, for Kingston, ordering two of
tho slower battleships to follow ns
soon as they could.
the appeal for food supply directed
attention to the fact that under or.
dlnury conditions, none of tho gov
ernment supplies could bo used for
outside lellef, (-avo by special an.
thoilty of congress, That fact, how
ever, did not prevent Secretary .Mot-
calf from ordering two supply shlpV
Willi full cargoes of food at onco
to Jamaica, leaving for today tho
qcatlon ns to how tho supplies aro to
bo given to tho needy Inhabitants.
liudoiit ,71111. 17. A conserva
tive estimate of the casualties in
the recent Kingston earthquake
places the number of dead uit J. '200
nnd the piopeity loss at .'2j,(l()(M)0&
according to a dispatch received by
the Kvening Stand-lid from its cor
respondent nt Kingston, sent from
Holland Hay. This me.-saire nys
it will be nceosiiv do ebiiild the
entire city. Numerous fisMies have
opened up in the gtoiuid.
One of tho most icmnrkable in
cidents of 'the earthquake was that
the statuto of .Queen Vieorin, in tho
center of the town, was completely
reversed but otherwise uninjured.
It now faces the parade.
Washington., Jan. 17. The
Ameiicnn National Wed Cros.s today
wired the New Yoik agents of the
organization, instructing him to
purchase at oijce. ..OOO wntlh of
food supplier iin1 fonvard to Ja
maica by the first available steam
er, l'or this purpose the Rod
Cross will depend iip.m voluntary
f citributions. Other .supplies will
be sent later.
Minority Side of the Senate
Claim He is More of a .
Democrat Than Re
publican. Washington, Jan. 17. Is Roosevelt
moie of a Democrat than a Hepubll.
can? This IntjTrefting question is t
being answered tho affirmative by
leaders of tho minority party in the
senate Yesterday Carman In sup
porting the president's policy, with
regard to tlio negro troops, had oc
casion to Invito tho prcs.dent lo Join
the Democratic party. The whole
tonor of his specoh was to the effect
that whenever tho president hnuldcrs
his "big stick," and goes after the
force? of the plutocracy, he finds
tho Democratic party with him.
Democrats nro lined up under the
White House flag,', in the railroad
late hill, the beef inspection and
pitro food contests, and various other
"scraps" over measures to control
corporations. They are conspicuously
so now in the Hrawnsvllle case.
Senator Foiakor Ins modified
somewhat his original position and
now declares he Is not attacking the
president, but bis solo object is to
give tho discharged colored soldiers
an oppoitunlt- lo put in their de
fense THE BURDEN OF WEALTH.
se lalP5 JrrT
Com 3 of our multimillionaire claim to b mdded with the real Old Man of the Sea, ,
Darlholomuw In Minneapolis Journal. r
F0RAKER SLIDES DOWN THE
TREE JUST A LITTLE FARTHER
He Offers Another Less Objectionable Substitute
for His Resolution and the End of the
Fight is in Sight.
Senator Cormack and Other Republican Senators Unmer
cifully Arraign Foraker foi: His Hostility to President
Roosevelt and the Ohio Senator Endeavors to Snow
He is the Best Friend the President has
Foraker Yields Ground Little by Little.
Washingtim, .Inn. 17. Senate
lenders regard the end of the
ISrownsvillo discussion in tight and
it is confidently e.vpected that a
compromise resolution offered by
Senator J-'omkcr just befoio the
cioso ot yesterday's sosion will ,he
Mr. Foraker Jiad the floor to
make what lie expressed the hope
would be the concluding speech on
the subject, lie said he would pro
cecd 'inmjiMlintcly after morning
business today unless interfered
with by the special order of the
day, which is the delivery of eulog
ies on the life of the late Senator
I' ite of Tennessee. sYliot.hor he
speaks today ,r Fiiday, it is ex
pected that a vote will soon follow,
although it is possible that other
brief spceehci may bo made before
the end is reached.
White on tho floor Mr. Foraker
offeicd a substitute for all of
his previous resolutions on the
Miowiisville affa'ir as follows:
"llc.iolvcd, That the commit
tee on military affairs i heieby
niitJio.'ied and .directed by sub
committed! or otlu-rwiso jo. vtnkg,
and have printed the lestiinony
I'm' I he purpose of nsfertnitnng
ill the facts with lefeience to or
connected with .the affray at
HrMWiisvillo Tex., on the night of
Aug. 1!t, IflOd. Said committee is
lulhini.eil to send for persons and
p-ipeisi, lo administer oaths, to sit
during the se,sions of the senate,
and T deemed advisable, at I'rowns
ille r elsewhere, the expense of
the investigation to, be paid out of
the contingent fund of the senate."
'flic la.igunue of this provision is
satisfactory to Senator Lodge and
other supporter of the administra
tion in the mutter of the d'scharge
of the negro troops, and it is be
lieed by senators that it will be
quite unanimously accepted.
The feat in e of I ho debate yester
day was the arraignment by Sena
tor Cnrinack of Hepublicau senators
who have criticised the picsident
for lii action in the Hro, nsvillo
matter. He legardcd is a.s an at
tempt to "dethrone" the jnoident
is the leader of the party and de
clined that either the president
must be renominated or tho plat
form en which he .stood returned
to the Democrat.
Mr. Carmack paid his respects
to, the president as tollow.s:
"1 think it proper to say that
any report that .senator (Foraker)
may have heard that the president
personally solicited my support in
lh"s matter, that he urged me to
forgive and forget certain personal
remaiks, .and begged mo to stand
between him and thofse twin ene
mies of his administration, the sen
ators from South Carolina, mid
Ohio, is u gross exaggeration. I will
not say ilirit it Jw an infamous
falsehood, because .such Janguage
belongs to the vocabulary of presi
dential controversy, rather than
lhaf of senatorial debate
"Xor is it truo as .senators may
have heard, that 1 have moved to
undertake the . president 's defense
because of my,v infatuated devotion
to the mnn.sl' have ii'greatmlmira";
tion fo,r that strong, brave, inrge
miiided gentleman, the secretary of
war. Any admiration 1 may have
for the piesideut V. more temperate
and suhihcd. in tho language of
.Hamlet, "It wails upon the judg
ment.' I chip s .little for the hasty
ebiillitii'iis of that remaikable mail
that I iviu see what he himself
could never ee in any man who
cxpiesses an opinion contrary to
his ovi ii T can see the good as well
ay the bad in his public conduct,
and ,udge both without passion or
"Tn fh's case, it seems to me
''i'! h !' s a-tpil with lenrarkable
iieitiiM 1 1 o-n impulse, with unus
uallv can ful deliberation, and with
niisio'is effort lo do it for no more
DEMOCRATIC PARTY IS
AS ETERNAL AS JUSTICE
Congressman Shepard, of Texas, Makes a Speech on the
Floor of the House in Which He Arraigns the "Stand
Patters" and Comes Out in Unmistakable Terms ''''
for Bryan for President, Next Year.
Washington, .Tan. 17. "Tho Demo
cratic party la as eternal as justice,
with which it Is synonymous; as In
destructible as truth, for which It
stands," was tho keynote of a speech
luiiue yesterday In the house by Mr.
Shepard of Texas.
Incident to his coming out for Tlry.
an for tho Democratic nomination in
100S, Mr. Shepard paid his compli
ments to the Republican party, and
e-peclally to tho "stand-patters."
Speaking of tho "stnnd.pat" prln.
clplo of tho Republican party, he
"Accustomed to limitless and per
petual power, tho Republican parly
has drifted Into a complete paralysis,
a hopeless inertia. Stand pat le
merely another cxptcssiou for dry
rot. Swollen with tho spoils of of
fice, corpulent with the wine of pow.
er, tho Republican party drags Its
huge, inflated body across tho hnlla
of state, helpless niuonc tho trophies
of the past, heforo the problem of
the present, and the tribulations of
tho futuio, whllo ltn coward lips wall
out 'stand pat, stand pat,' although
altrough tho plllago of tho people
never ceases; 'stand pat,' nlthough
the wealth of tho republic Is by a
uitlilcHH tariff law tinnsforred from
tlio millions who support It to tho
niosters who exploit It; 'stand pat'
althouuh tho Republican party refu.es
no ev; than, ctvmpleto justibd
llf then turned his attention to
Senator Foiuker's criticism of Ma
jor l',lock-oiii, whieJi lie said was
lue to the fact that "his father
was a Democrat." Ho declared
that "the .senator from Ohio may
he Clod Almighty to the Republi
can parly of Ohio, but not for tho
Continuing he sail: "1 can re
member with what frantic energy
he Used to wave the bloody .shirt
a shirt dyed with the crimson cur
rent of Jiis own rhetoric; I re
members how he used to go raging
over the laud, a bifurcated, peripa
tetic cJcano in perenu!til eruption,
belching fiie, nnd smoke, and melt
ed Java from his agoiwcd and tu
"I can remember how, in public
speeches, he sjwttercd the gall of
his bitterness on .the outh, until I
came to think that the senator
wished all the white pcoplo of tho
isouth men, women, children, and
babe tit the brcn.st had but a sin
gle neck, that he might sever it
at a blow.
"I would not have fo go back 40
years or make any inquiry into the
senatois pedigree to prove by such
evidence that the senator from Ohio
is the last man to, Mt in judgment
in a case of murder, where a lie
gio was the murderer and a. Sonth
ptu white man was his victim.
"But I will not do .the .senator
such gross injustice as to judgo
his heart by the testimony of his
own mouth; and when my Southern
friends uisk me if the senator from
Ohio is really as rabid and us bit
ter as hu .seems, I tell them no
liV ferocity is purely oratorical;
it is himnJy the lhigering forooL
a i.yinnincai Jinuu, lvjueu colli in
ues fo havo sonic jowcr, over the
tongue lo;ig after it had been ex
pelled from the heart.
"If the senator from Ohio could
convict the president of ithe charge
he has charged ngaiust him. that
of ifinflicting harsh and brutal pun
ishment without any authority of
law, then." continued Mr. Car
mack, "he will have placed the
president fn an eminence of in
famy, from which no man can take
Senators Stone, Money and
Knox fol'owed. each upholding the
authority of the president to tako
the action he did and fnvorng an
invest itr if ion of the facts connect
ed with the Brownsville affair.
Continued on Page Four.
to lighten the tariff taxes which It
llrst imposed as a temporary burden
in tho years of war to double and
redouble as a permanent tyranny In
tho years of peace; 'stand pat,' al
though tho tariff law Itself pro
vides for a reduction of Its charges;
'stand pat, although McICInley plead,
eil trom tho doorstep of tho grave for
lower tariffs; 'stand pat' although tho
currency sltuntlou Is black with Im
inont danger; 'stand pat,' although
the expenditures of the public moneys
has become a riotous dissipation, a
Ttoosovclt'a attempt to securo popu
larity with tho measures which Ury
an and tho Democracy originated, ho
said, Is like tho endeavor of a pygmy
to steal the thunder bolts of Jovo. . ,
Mr. Shepard had something to riay,
nbout tho presldont and simplified
spoiling. He said: '
'The monarchical Impulse Is scon
In tho Republican president who
tries to rogulato everything In the
country from tho slsso of families to
tho method of spelling. Slnco tho
president has begun to reform tho
dictionary, tho American people aro
preparing to go hint ouo bettor and
to leave him an Instance of simpli
fied spelling ho mny not appreciate;
they are going to spell presldont,
Mr. Shepard was acpordod an ova
tion, Republican nnd Demociu.ts
allko congratulating him. v'
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