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THE DAW BELT Second Section Pages 9 to 12 Volmno IV, Number 112 GLOBE, GILA COUNTY, ARIZONA, SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 1910. PRICE JIVE CENTS V u Jk. Honor For New Envoy; Earl Grey's Successor; Redmond a Power In Parliament; Abdul Hamid Mad. In planning to glvo a dinner In honor of Baron TJchlda', tlio new ambassador from Japan, the Japan Society of New l'ork pursued Its policy of promoting good feeling between Japan and the United States. The ambassador was recently elected honorary presldeut of the society. Captivity even In a palace near Saloniki has not been a pleasant csperlcnco for Abdul Hamid, ex-sultan of Turkey. It was recently reported that his mind had given way. John Redmond, tho loader of the Irish Nationalists, will bo one of the most powerful and influential figures in tho now British parliament in spite of some opposition to him among his fellow countrymen. Tho sfender Liberal plurality gives tho Irishmen their opportunity to press the claims of Ireland. Earl Carrlngton, named as successor of Earl Grey as governor peneraiof Canada, is one of Great Britain's ablest administrators. Ho has held several high ofllcos. The Couute&s Carrlngton Is well known in British society as a .hostess. Tho couple havo ouff son nnd four daughters. v " - 1 Six Democrats and Twenty four Republicans Make Expiration List MANY WILL FIGHT TO BE SENT BACK Aldrich Has Reconsidered Will Probably Ask to Be Returned "WASHINGTON, D. C, February 18. Tie terms of thirty nicinbora of the United States senate, twonty-four re publicans and six doinocrats, will ex pire a year hence. Tho six democrats in the list aro Daniel of Virginia, Culberson of Texas, Money of Mississ ippi, Frazicr of Tennessee, Hayner of Maryland and Talliaferro of Florida. Pivo of tlio six aro slated" for re-election, Daniel and Itayner havo already been chosen for another term and John Sharp Williams has been selected for tlio scat of Senator Money. Pour of tho twenty-four republicans .aro classed as insurgents, or progres sives. These are Clapp of Minnesota, Beveridgo of Indiana; La Folletto of Wisconsin and Burkott of Nebraska. Tho outloo kfor Clapp 's re-election has brightened during tho past year and ho probably will bo returned if Frank B. Kellogg, tho "trust buster," Ttcops out of tho race. Senator Bovoridgo will be re-elected unless tho democrats of his stato capturo tho legislature. Bur kott of Nebraska has displeased a cor tain faction in his own party and there is also a possibility that a democrat perhaps vwlliam J. Bryan may bo chosen to succeed him. Senator La Fol letto of Wisconsin will havo to tight to get hack, but ho is very confident of winning. Governor Davidson would iiko to have tho seat and tlio under standing is that the stalwart republi cans of the state, backed by Senator btcplicn'.on, will make a heroic elToi to dislodgo La Folletto. Three of the most typical of the -uui uuani' ax tlio senate arc un der fire at tho same time a rather un usual occurrence, in view of tho com plete unanimity with which thoir elec tions have been accomplished before. Theso are Halo of Maine, Lodge of Massachusetts and Burrows of Michi gan. Senator Hale, who is tho ranking member of the upper house, faces op position 'within his own party for tho first time in years. True, tho opposition is not expected to amount to much, but it is regarded as significant that It exists at all. It arises from a little band of insurgents that have sprung up among tho republicans of the Pine Tree stato who would like to be represented in tho senate by a man whoso reac tionary tendencies aro not quite bo pro nounced as as those of Senator Halo. Virtually tho same conditions exist in Massachusetts with regard to the re election of Senator Lodge. Repre sentative Ames has announced his in tention to contest for Lodge's seat. Mr. Ames has some of the fighting qual ities of his illustrious grandfather, Genoral Benjamin F. Butler, but he has no such fame 911 which to travel in a political contest. No well informed pol itician hero believes that ho has any chan:o of success in his fight against the veteran Lodge. Conditions are different in Michigan and tho indications arc that the people of that stato aro going to witness a red hot senatorial contest. Representative Charles E. Towusond is to ho Senator Burrow's opponent, and both have agreed to submit their claims to a stato wide primary of republicans. Mr. Townscnd is known as a progressive republican, while Mr. Burrows is known as a conservative. Michigan people say the fight will bo hot from start to finish, and probably close. Aldrich of Rhode Island secnw to havo reconsidered his intention tofetirc from tho senate and will probably bq returned. Bulkcley of Connecticut al so appears to bo sure of re-election. Carter of Montana will probably como back, despito tho talk of former Sona tor Clark entering tho field against him. Depew of New York wants to be re elected, but tho wishes, of the republi cans of his stato aro not yet known nnd probably will not bo until after Colonel Roosevelt's return. Dick -of Ohio is another senator whoso future is rendered uncertain by the factional dif ferences in his own party. Flint of California is to retiro voluntarily. Piles of Washington is another mombcr who will probably not seek re-cicction. Scott of West Virginia already has a fight on his hands. Representative Hub baid is out for his scat and tho chances aro that one or two others will enter tho contest for the Scott toga. Suth erland of Utah can come back unless tho Mormon church decides it wants omcono else. Warner of Missouri will find obstacles in hi spath, even if the next legislature in his stato is republi can. Former Governor David R. Fran cis has nlrcady announced his candi dacy for Wnr,ncr's place. I The republican members who probab ly will bo elected without opposition in cludo Clark of Wyoming, Du Pont of Delaware, Kean of New Jersey, Mc Cumber of North Dakota, Nixon of Nevada, Pago of Vermont and Oliver of Pennsylvania, though it is rumored that the latter may find a rival In Wil liam A. Magee, tho first mayor of Great er Pittsburg. 'Ialalia'iaia'i'al'iaisS"f$va'"S''f'$BtS't' AMUSEMENTS a$aia"iaa',i't'!'alt!aaili'Sa''fa&4ai William Gillette is writing a play for lario Doro. Marguerite Clark has received and offer to star in vaudeville. William Norris will play an engage ment in Berlin next summer. Rose Stnhl is considering a new play by James Forbes, author of "The Cho rus Lady." John Drew will bo seen next season as Benedick in a revival of "Much Ado About Nothing." Cohan & Harris will make a produc tion next season of a play entitled "Tho City that David Built." Miss Eleanor Montell, tlio leading lady of Dustin Farnum in "Cameo Kirby," is tho daughter of Eugenie Blair. Laura Nolson Hall will play the lead ing feminine role in Sidney Itosenf eld's new play, "Children of Destiny." Mabel Harrison and Harry Connor arc to have prominent parts in an adap tation from a German farce called "Lu lu's Husbands." Charles Rann Kennedy, author of "Tho Servant in tho House," is wiiting another play, which will bo pioduced by Henry Miller. (Mara Louis Burham has written a new play entitled "Tho High Pnn cess." Tho Shuberts are reading it with a view to starring Robert Domp stor. Henrietta Crossman will not play "Sham" after tho present season, as she will havo a now play. She has used "Sham" with success for two sea sons. William J. Huilburt, author of "Tho Fighting Hope," is writing a play in which a newspaper woman is to be tho heroine. It is to bo called "Tho Lono Hand." Lisa Ryan, who retired from the east of "Tho Bello of Brittany" when that play loft Now York for a road tour, is to rejoin tlio company, playing her or iginal rolo of Toinette. "Tho Commuters," which Henry B. Harris is to produco about tho middle of April at Atlantic City, is by James Forbes, author of "Tho Chorus Lady" and "The Traveling Salesman." Tho next, musical production to be made by the Shuberts will ho from the German by Albini. The opera is en titled "Madamo Troubadour," and the American book will be supplied by Jos eph Herbert. M HffE E AFTER HALF II CENTUFIY Twenty-five Million Dollars Worth of Coal Was Thus Destroyed EAELY ATTEMPTS NOT SUCCESSFUL Finally Fiery Cancer Yields to Building of Great Clay Barrier NEW YORK, February I9. After destroying about $25,000,.no worth of good anthracito coal, a mine fire that started ntty-ono years ago near the vil lago of Summit Hill, in Northeastern Pennsylvania, has just been checked. If this latest attempt to stop it had not been successful, the subterranean fire would have spread into tho Lansford valloy and endangered 400,000,000 tons of coal, about $2,000,000,000 worth. It was on February 15, 1859, two years before tho Civil war began, that tho blaze was discovered in somo aban doned workings in the Mammoth vein, near tho east end of tho Summit Hill basin. This basin may bo compared to the thumb of a man's hand. Tho fire started near the end of tho "thumb," which is 600 foot wido at its narrowest and 1,500 feet wide at its broadest point, and worked its way toward tho main part of tho "hand." If it once got there tho chanco of conquering it would bo small. Half a century ago peoplo had not begun to think much of tho possiblo exhaustion of tho anthracito supply, and the veins were not mined as thoroughly as now, so that the fire found quantities of left-over coal to feed upon. Cave-ins and fissures in the rock overlying tho Mammoth vein at this placo let in plen tiful supplies of air, and there was no chance -of stopping tho destruction by cutting oil the air supply. As tho years passed and tho firo gained a strongor and stronger hold the necessity for checking it becamo every day more apparent. Tho consumption of anthracito grew .y leaps and bounds, and the fact that there was a limit to tho hard coal deposits came to bo appre ciated. Tho increased cost of mining by deep shafts mado it essential that every ton of fuel near tho surfaco bo saved. Almost from tho time it was discov ered, attempts were mado to nut out tho fire. In tho sixties there was a plan to dig a great open cut, with sloping sides, ncross its path, the theor" ocing that when tho hro reached the break in the coal it would go no further. Tho pro ject was found to be so expensive, how ovcr, that it could not bo carried out. Many years later the attempt was made to fill a broad area with culm, washed down through holes bored from the sur faco, nnd thus block the course of tlio fire. This, too, proved a fanure; the firo went straight past the barrier. After much study, W. A. Lathrop, president of tho Lehigh Coal & Aavi gation company, which owns the prop crtv. decided that the only way to pre vent tho destruction of millions of tons of coal was to build a clay barrier across the basin, extending down to water lev el. Tho barrier would have to bo ap proximately 000 feet long. On the north side of tho basin, where tho coal comes to tho surface, an open cut was dug. From there southward, tho vein sloping downward, a series of shafts wore sunk, tho.last in line to tho south being 220 feet deep. Later it was found that not only would the barrier havo to cover tho surface of tho vein, but that tho space between tho first four shafts would have to bo filled with clay. This makes the barrier extend from the bottom of the vein to tho sur faco of tho ground, for a considerable part of its length. At tho southern end it was not neces sary to tako out tho overlying rock be tween the shafts, but simply tho coal. This was dono by a tunnel following tho vein and extending 500 feet on a slopo to tho water level. Two concrete walls sixty feet in height aro being built to form tho sido of the tunnel. There aro "windows" at short inter vals, so that tho wet clay, besides fill ing tho space inside, may seep through on both sides and act as reinforcement to the walls. Difficulties of a kind never before en countered in engineering work met tho company in its effort to carry through the plan. Tho fire was closo upon the workmen, and as a matter of protection a series of "slushing holes" had to be drilled near the lino of shafts. Notwith standing this precaution, tho smoko and fumes camo through to where tho men were working and tho rocks on the sides of tho shafts grew hot. This com plicated a task that was already hard enough. Tlio utmost care was necessary in masting. Elaborate ventilating apparatus had to be installed at great oxpense. Can vas flumes were let down into tho shafts and, being flexible, they could bo shift ed so as to supply fresh air without de lay to tho pot where it was most need ed. An emergency hospital was put into operation and a physician was on hand to keep the men in shape. Under theso conditions tho work was prosecuted in half-hour shifts, and each man employed had to work only four hours a day. At ono time the engineer in charue. Mr. Starr, aid not take his clothes off for ninety-six hours. During most of these four days and nights he was down in the shafts taking personal charge of the work. Cracks anneared in tho rock, nnd s.iml had to bo thrown into them, while tho work went on, to keep back the heat and smoke. After operations were under way it becamo evident that tho timbers in the shafts could not bo removed without risk to the side walls. It was not safe to leave the timbers in place, because they might serve to aid tho passage of the fire. Consequently, transverso con crete walls were built, thirty inches thick at tho bottom and narrowing to 'eighteen inches at tho top. Theso walls. running across ftio line of shafts and parallel to tho course of tho fire, had openings threo feet long by six feet wide, placed at intervals of twelve feet, so that the clay could run from one com partment to tho other. Thus tlio pres sure on tho walls was equalized. Fifty thousand cubic yards of clay were needed to make the barrier and 8,000 cubic yards of concrete. Ten miles of timbers were needed in tho shafts and tho open cut, all brought from North Carolina. In a singlo one of the holes bored as -a protection to tho work 24,000 tons, of silt were poured. It is estimated that the cost of stopping the fire, and this does not include the 'unsuc cessful attempts of tho past, was $250,-000. SPORTING NEWS BASEBALL NOTES Princeton will open' the New York American grounds with a game with the Highlanders on April 11. "Rube" Vickers is a littlo bit sore over his transfer from the Athletics to th0 Baltimore club of the Eastern league. Owner John I. Taylor of tho Boston Americans says ho has "another Speak er" in Duffy Lewis, tho California out fielder. Tho New York stato league is the only Class B organization having a salary limit as high as $3,000 a month. It is said that "Doc" White, the southpaw pitcher of tho White Sor, has refused to sign a contract unless ho re ceives a boost in salary. Norman Elbcrfield played under "Man ager George Stallings in threo differ ent cities, Philadelphia, Detroit and Now York. "Bugs" Raymond says he has en gaged a seat on tho sprinkling cart and will help "Rube" Waddell work tho hydrant. During tho ten years Christy Mathe son has been a big leaguer he has won 237 and lost 109 games pitching for the Giants. Messrs. Rudderham, Carpenter, Mo ran, Fitzsimminns and Phenninger will do tho umpiring in tho Southern league tho coming season. What has become of the Eastern Ieaguo team that was to be placed in New York, also the American associa tion outfit that was to invado Chicago I "Twobits" Bierhalter has been ap pointed an umpire in the American asso ciation and with Messrs. Owens, Guth rie, Chill, Cusack and Vansyclc com pletes the A. A. staff. Manager Griffith of the Cincinnati Reds put tho biggest deal of the year when he traded Huggins, Oake3 and Corridon to St. Louis for Beebo and Storkc. 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