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The Marion Daily Mirror.
VOLUME XV. NO. 140.
MARION, OHIO. THURSDAY EVENING'. .lANUA'RV '24, 1907.
PRICE TWO CENTS
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SHOUTS RESIGNS CHAIRMANSHIP
OF PANAMA CANAL COMMISSION
Red Tape Under Which He has Been Laboring
Proves Too Oppressive and He Determines
to Go to the Interboro Company.
No Successor for Shouts has,
dications Point to the Selection of Chief Engineer Stev
ensPresident Roosevelt Accepts the Resignation to Be
come Effective March 4th Next and in a Letter to Mr.
Shouts He Pays Him a Very High Compliment Canal
Headqnarters Will be Moved to the Canal Zone.
Washington, Jan. 21. The res
ignation oC Theodore I. Shouts as
chairman of the isthmian canal com
mission was announced at the
White IIouso yesterday, havingJ
heen tendered to I lie president nnd
accepted by htm, according to cur
icspondencc rondo public. It will
take effect not Inter than .Match -J.
Mr. Shouts having been elected as
president of the Jnterborough-Mo-tropol'tan
company, which controls
the rapid transit and many suture
lines in Now York.
Xo, announcement was made as
lo who will succeed Jlr. Shonls as
ohr.inntm of t !iq 'commission, but it
wis Joariiod authoritatively that
headquarters will be removed from
Wellington lo the isthmus and
that :i high salar.'ied chairman to
serve in that capacity alone will
not ho named. This being admitted
He has Been in His Seat in tbe Senate Chamber Regularly
During the Session Although He Seemed Feeble--Alger
was Born in Medina County Ohio and has
Made a Very Enviable Record.
"Washington, Jan. 21. Senator
Russell A. Alger, or Michigan, for
ufcrly retnry of Mir, died nt 0
o'clock this morning at his homo In
tills; city, from heart trouble, trom?
which he has been suffering for
The end came very suddenly. Al
gor has been in his seat in the
chamber regularly, although he
seamed tomowhat feeble, but no
moro bo than he has been for
months. William Alden Smith was
elected only a few days ago to sue.
ceed Alger in tho senate.
Algor was horn In Medina coun
ty, Ohio, February 27, 1S1G. Dur
ing his boyhood, ho labored on a
ASKS FOR A
President Sends a Message
to Congress Relative to
Washington, .Ian. 21. President,
Roosovolt sent a message to congress
today on Insurance legislation In tho
District of Columbia. In part, ho
"I regret to relate that there i
no national power to deal with this
subjcflt; but' Inasmuch n3 this seems
aU.'prcsont to bo tho case, we should
at leaiju 'establish a model law 'in
tho District of Columbia. "I feel
that tho dopartnient of insurance of
thot District wi Columbia should bo
made a bureau In tho department of,
commerce and labor."
NO MOKE BODIES RECOVERED
FROM THE PREMIERS MINK
Denver, Col., Jan. 24. -Up to 10
o'clock today no more bodies had
boon recovered from the Colorado
Vncl and Jrr,n company's Primer's
jniuo wltofo the explosion occurred
'( yoslordny. The company declare?
Aha list- of dond will not exceed 20,
J'utiv bodies; have so, far- been vo
jpqyi'tl ii'oin Iho mine.
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as Yet, Been Named but In
fit follows that John F. Stevens,
tho engineer in charge of the eon
struetiou of the canal, would not
be made snbordiuaU) to another oT
licinl on the isthnins.
Wit hcu I 'definite, announcement',
therel'oic, it is regarded as a cer
tainly that -Mr. .Stevens will be
named as chairman of the commis
sion and will assume duties as such
in connection with h!s post as chief
CUr. Shout's relireMicnt does not
como wholly ns a surprise. It has
been rumored persistently as soon
as action had been taken upon the
proposition to build the canal by
contract lliat 31 r. S'lhonts would
sever his connection and lesitme a
calling more congenial to lrw tasle.
Secietnry Taft of the war depart
ment has confirmed that rumor by
sa,ing that Mr. .Shout's resignation
farm. He attended Wehfield acad.
emy ami sunseqiioniiy no laugiu
country school. I.ator, ho studied
law at Akron, and wa3 admitted to
tho bar In Ohio In 1S09. That year
ho remqved to Grand Rapids, Mich.
Ignn. Jle served throughout tho
civil war with gallantry anil distinc
tion, progressing fiom tho rank of
captain to Colonel and receiving a
brevet major, general, for meritor
ious services, IIo was elected com.
mander-ln-chlef of the Grand Army
of tho republic In JSSO.
Alger served ono torm as governor
of his state, was secretary of war
in McKlnley's cabinet and succeeded
McMlllen as tenator from Michigan.
Political Prophets Predict a
Solid Majority Against
llerlin, .Jan. 21. Gormnny's
great electoral campaign will
close tonight with ",000 meotlngs
hold in various parts of the em
pire. Tomorrow, polling will lake
pliieo in 1105 electoral districts.
J'olitical projihots predict a sol
M majority againU tho luiUer in
Hichslag. interest centers in the
cleeion in tho district, whom Prince
Kruost Ilohenlohe Langonurg, who
is related o all royal houses is
endeavoring to defeat John Thick,
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TWO DEATHS FROM
COLO IN NEW YORK CITY
Now York, Jan. 21. Two deaths
resulted from exposuro to cold last
night, and thoro Is much sulfcrlng
among tho nor people In tho tone,
The thormomoter reached tho zero'
murk at r o'clock this morning.
Jloports from tho state sjiow the
thermometer ranging from 20 io 3f
was voluntary, which fact is borne
out by tho president's letter in ac
The correspondence follows:
New York, .Fan. 22.
M' Dear Mr. President I here
by tender my resignation as chair
man of the isthmian canal commis
sion, effective at your pleasure, but
not Inter than March -I, 11)07.
Jt is unnecessary for mo to as
sure you of my great appreciation
of the confidence you have reposed
in me and of the splendid support
you liuve always accorded mo since
my first appointment by you. Very
T. P. SIIOXTS.
The president's reply follows:
The White House
Washington, Jan. 22.
My Dear Mr. Shouts L accept
your rosignntioi as chairman of the
isthmian canal commission, to take
effect on March I, with extreme re
luctance. 1 did so merely because
I da not feel just ''lied in prevent
ing your acceptance of the position
you have been asked to take in
New York a position of such great
consequence not merely to tho peo
ple with whom you Avill be asso
ciated in the business management
of the enterprises, but to all the
citiens of New Yoik. You have
shown llnoiiifhout your associal'on
with the isthmian canal commission
such energy, ndminislrativo capac
ity, fertility of lesfiuve and judg
nont '-n handling 'men, together
with such entire Mevolio i to your
Continued on Pago Seven
LEADING MERCHANT OF
Whitley, the head
shot and killed in
hit private of
fice today. The assassin fired two
.shots, nu'il then turned the weapon
upon himself, inflicting but a slight
wound. He was arrested but has
not vet been identified.
Stole a Queen's Diamonds.
Athens, Jan. 2t. A maid In tho
service of Queen Olga of Greece has
been arrested, charged with tho thoft
of diamonds valued at $2,000 from
hor majesty. The maid substituted
Vttste imitations for the leal stones.
Congressmen's Salaries are Raised.
WashliiKton. Jan. 24. Tho senate
on Wednesday increased tlio salarle
of senators, members and terrltoilal
delegates to $7,1(00 annually and tho.su
of tho vice president, the speaker of
the hou30 and members of the presi
dent's cabinet to $ 12,000. .Senator
Heverldge began an address sotting
forth the child labor conditions of tho
country, In support of his bill problb
ltliiK interstate comnicrco in articles
which are the product of child labor.
In the house tho pension appropila
tiou bill afforded on opportunity tor i
number of speeches, not only In luv
half of tho bill Itself, but on tho tariff
and tho San Francisco Bchool lucl-
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BELOW AT COllRY
Gorry.Pa., Jan. 24.
Last night was tho coldest
of tho winter. Tliormom
ctors this morning register
ed 28 degrees below.
Bandit Raisui's Forces Have
Tangier, Morocco, Jan. 21.
Fighting between government troops
and the forces of llaisui, tho ban
dit, is in piogrois in iloni coun
try, where Haisui is entrenched.
UopoHs received hero say tho
entire country near Kaisui's ea'mp
is devastated. Thirty villages
have been burned and all women
and childien in iho places massa
cred. The fiit attack by the gov
ernment forces aviis repulsed with a
los. of fifty men.
She Gave HeV Life in Trying
to ResciiePwo Children
From the Flames.
Indianapolis, Ind., .Ian. 21.-Miss
Mattle Merrltt. aged 2S, colored,
gave her life In an effort to save her
nieces, Lovornn Taylor aged 5 and
Rim King, used I, from death tn
the flames. The 'woman perished,
and with her two little ones, burned
The woman returned to the bed.
rcom where the children lay, to res.
euo them, when the flames" overcame
hor. Tho explosion of a lamp
started the fire which consumed tho
DEFAULTING CITY CLERK
CAPTURED IN WASHINGTON
Washington. Jan. 24. -John T.
Androws, alias -r.'John Tcmpleton,
foiir.orly city clerk of Atlantic
City, X. .1., who disappeared sev
en month: ago, was arrested here
today. Since his disappearance An
drews has been found to be from
$110,000 to !s0,000 short in h:s ac
counts. J lo was taken to Atlantic
City. .. .i. tf
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DAVIS WAS JUSTIFIED IN
LANDING TROOPS AT KINGSTON
Request for Aid was Made by the Colonial Secret
ary and the Inspector of Police Who
Spoke for the Governor.
Davis Sends Dispatch to the Navy Department Confirm
ing the Correctness of the Published Texts of the Cor
respondence Between Himself and Governor Swetten-
ham President Notifies London That the Incident is
Closed--The Home Government Finally Hears From
Swettenham and He Admits Having Written an Offensive
Letter to Davis.
Washington, .Ian. 21. Secretary
of the Navy, Metealf, today received
a cable from near Admiral O.ivls,
who was the commander of the
American Squadron, conveying pos.
Itlvo confirmation of tho corre
spondence as published, that oc
curred bctwen him and Swetten.
In this connection, Metealf an
nounces Tii.ii navis had ample au
thority f'n- landing blue Jackets on
Jamaican soil, as Is evident from the
following dispatch, forwarded by
hhn through ISvanst,-, liefore Davis
"yielding to the cntroitlcs of the
Colonial secretary and Inspector of
police, who spoko for the governor,
1 landed DO men under arms, from
Washington, .Jan. 21. Thq, presl
cnt has tlnally dismissed tho Inci
dent connected with the refusal by
Governor Swettenham of Jamaica,
or aid from Admiral Davis, ns
shown In the following; letter mado
public at the state department, ad
dressed by Acting Secretary Baron
to Charge Howard:
Washington, .Ian. 22.
Mr. Rsme Howard, Charge d'Af.
- falres. ad interim, the Uritlsh
lr- 1 have the honor to acknowl-
edgo the receipt of your note of yes.
torday's date, by which you com-
niunlcato the substance of tho In.
COMMITTEE ON NAVAL
Washington, Jan. 21. Tho hou-o j
committee on naval affairs today !
recommended the construction of a !
battleship of not loss than 20,000
tons, to cost $10,000,000 hi addition
to tho one authorized last year,
and two torpedo boat destroyers,
$31,000,000 to bo expended on subma
rine torpedo boats, and the addition
1 1 11,000 blue Jackets, and
Jamleion in Pittiburg Dltpatch.
strtictlons received by you from Sir
Kdward Gioy in lefoionco to tho Ja
I hasten to assure you, on behalf
of the president, that this cavern.
incut will pay no heed whatever to
the matter, and very much appreci
ates the frank and ready courtesy
and consideration shown In this ills.
patch by Sir Kdward Grey.
I can only repeat to ou in this
more formal way what I said to yon
personally last evening, nsiirlug you
of the president's sincere apprecia
tion of tho cordial spirit shown by
your government . It Is especially
gratifying to the president to feel
that this country has shohvn In any
practical way, however small, its
friendliness to a community of your
people In n time of such suffering
1-fliidon, .Ian. 21. The colonial
off ho is now in possesion of offl.
cial advices from Sir Alexander
Swettonhani, the governor of .Ja
maica, concerning tho exchange of
letters between himself and near
Admiral Davis, but the extent of
thee advices, and whether or not
they contain an explanation, an
tijiology or extenuating circum
stances, has not been disclosed. It
'appears that, tho Imperial authorities
requested the governor of Jamaica
't( send them a copy of his letter to
Hear Admiral Davis. This now
has been furnished and It shows thai
,tho letter, ns sent out by the Asso.
elated Press, was to all Intents and
'purroses Is a correct copy.
With Difficulty Her Companion, May MacKenzie, Prevent
ed a Complete Breakdown Mrs. George Carnegie
Pays no Attention to the Wife No More Jury
men Secured From Nine Talesmen. v
New York, Jnn. 21. Dvelyn Nes
blt Thaw, tho beautiful wife of Har
ry Thaw, wept softly through X-'.
trial of her husband today, and her
friend, May MeKenzio, had to com.
fort her to prevent the young woman
ftom breaking down.
Krom tho time hor husband was
brought Into court, until the morn.
Ing session was concluded, Ilvelyn
displayed much emotion. Her sister-in-law,
Mrs. George Carnegie, sat
near by unaffected and apparently
unmindful of Mrs. Thaw's deep
A full realization of her husband's
position has come to the young wo.
man, and her fears for the outcome
Arizona Cowboy Dispatches
Six of President Diaz's
Phoen's, Ariz., Jan. 21. llert
Seely, an Arizona, cowboy, shot
and killed nix .Mexicans, single
handed, in 11 combat at tho South
ern Pacific camp, eight miles from
Mnr.re7.u1nn, Sonora, Mexico, accord
ing lo a despatch received bore.
Jt Is no learned that the secre
tary for the colonies, Iml Elgin,
sent a second telegram to Governor
Swettenham, asking him to give his
version of the affair, and to this,
the foreign office Informed the press
lost night, no answer had yet been
The fact that Governor Swetten.
ham wrote tho letter to Admiral
Davis, having been established, there
remains only to determine tho offl.
elal formalities, and the Indications
ire that the matter will be handled
through the usual diplomatic channel-,
nnd that the correspondence
will be made public, In a blue Iwok.
Discussion of the Incident discloses
tho fact that the Uritlsh view makes
a clear differentiation between Gov.
ernor Swettcnham's opposition to
the presence of a foreign forco on
Jamaican soil, and big manner of
expressing this opposition. What
the Uritlsh government and people
now condemn Is the tone of the lot-
tor to Ilear Admiral Davis, the
foreign office having declared that
there was no "0x01180 for such lan
guage from nn official to the officer
of a friendly nation engaged In .1
work of humanity," and the press
and public arc adopting a substan
tially similar view.
Hut on tho question whether or
not Governor Swettenham was jus.
tilled In asking Hear Admiral Davis
to withdraw his armed forces from
the island, Uritlsh opinion Inclines to
hold that Gov. Swettenham acted
clearly within his right, although
many persons contend that tho ab.
normal conditions should hnv.o In
duced tho governor to waive the us
ual requirements if, ns Is supposed
linvn T)nn Ar1tnfn1 rilc Inmlntl
marines nt Kingston without "K'sppT
clfle request from the governbr.
The Idea prevails hero that tho
admiralty, as an outcome of the ag.
Itntlon aroused by the recent events
in Jamaica, may modify tho plana
under which the West Indies wcra
almost abandoned ns n naval station,
and It Is suggested that Jamaica
might be made a strong naval sta
tion attached to an effective and
well-equipped naval base on the
Canadian coast, If the forthcoming
colonial conference can devise Eomo
plan for the distribution of the
financial responsibility for naval dc
frn-e throughout the empire.
of Ihl j crisis In her life was shown
by her restless and apprehensive
manner. Kxaininntlon of talesmen proceed
cd blowly. nnd although nlno ales
men were called up to noon, "o Ad
ditional men were (.elected to sit In
the Jury box. Tho Jurors uro to bo
locked up each night, and this
threatens to make it difficult to find
tnlesmen willing to servo."
Mrs. William Thaw, mother of
tho defendant, and the Countess of
Yarnouth didn't attend tho morn.
Ing- session today. Harry took only
a desultory Interest today In tho
holectlon of tho Jury. The tamo
questions seemed to pall on him and
he grew weary of tho proceeding.
He will Succeed Shonts as
Head of the Panama
Washington, Jan. 21. It was of
ficially announced today that Chief
Rnglneor, .Stevens, will be appointed
chairman of tho Isthmian canal com
mission vlco Shontz resigned. Tha
four vacancies existing on tho com.
mission will bo tilled, temporarily, at
least, hy tho appointment of fopr
bureau chiefs now nt work on the
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