SEA MAY HIDE
Current Report Says Stricken Ja
maica is Gradually Sinking.
HORROR IS INTENSIFIED
Latest Dispatches Indicate that Catas
trophe Will Rival 'Frisco and
Wifeless messages received at the
■tatton Anastasia Island, Florida,
Thursday by Chief Electrician Elkins
say that Kingston and the Island of
Jamdiea are 'sinking gradually; that
many boles and cracks one hdndred
feet deep were formed by the earth
quake and that grave fears are felt
that the entire city will slip into the
Other dispatches state that the dis
aster is as great as the calamities of
San Francisco and Valparaiso. Thou
sands of persons have ueen Wiled and
the dead bodies are being taken from
tile debris by hundreds. The whole
town ts in ruins.
Communication with the islan dis
Communication with t.he island is
that comes through brings fresh de
tails of the appalling catastrophe.
The number of dead is placed va
riously' at from five to twelve hun
dred and the number of iujdred runs
into the thousands. The danger of
famine has increased and with it
stands the specter of pestilence. There
is urgent need of supplies ol all kinds,
and energetic efforts are being made
in this country and in England to send
The business section of the city has
been wiped out and the estimates of
the dumage range from ten to twenty
Among the dead and injured are a
number of prominent English persons
unrl almost every dispatch adds new
names to the lint.
Eight Americans are reported as
missing. It is said that many touribfi*
undoubtedly were crushed by falling
walls in the shopping district.
The American battleships Missouri
and Indiana have reached the scene
and American oillcers and sailors are
standing by to render every assist
ance in their power
Anew horror was added to the situ
ation by reports that the city seemed
to be slowly sinking Into the sea.
The contour of tho bottom of the
harbsr has materially changed and
two lighthouses at the harbor en
trance are said to have disappeared.
'The ships In the harbor are crowd
ed with injured people and the death
list Is being increased daily. Corpses
He in the streets or are being thrown
The calm official recital of the ac
tual conditions at Kingston sent in by
Sir Alexander Swcttcnham, the Brit
ish governor of the Island, realizes the
worst fears of the earlier reports and
brings home to the British public in
a manner the press messages failed to
do the terrible nature of the calamity.
Some graphic details of the disaster
are given In one of ihe latest dis
patches received, dated from Holland
Bay, January 15.
According to this report, the whole
city of Kingston seemed to shrivel up,
buildings crashed together and fell in
n crushed mass under the first, shock.
The business streets at the time were
■well filled with tourists, and, aecoul
-Ing to tills correspondence, no doubt
many of them were caught in the fall
ing brickwork and buried in the de
Eire brokv out immediately after the
crash at three separate points. The
fire department station was wrecked,
rendering resistance to the flames im
possible. The conflagration contimud
unchecked until Wednesday morning,
by which time the whole business
quarter of Kingston had been wiped
out, tlie damaged area comprising
about a square mile.
THRU IIVIS tOSI IN HOIIL (IRC.
Two Vien and a Woman Caught in flame*
and < remated.
Three lives were lost in a fire that
destroyed the American hotel at Del
hi, N. Y., early Sunday morning. The
dead are: William Winter, druggist;
Mrs. Alary Winter, his wife; John
All wore suffocated. They wore per
manent guests at the hotel.
The fire was discovered in the
apartments of Winter and his wife on
the third flor, and oy the time the
firemen arrived the structure was a
jpass of flame*.
Unless He Can Show Good Reason
lor Ousting Americans.
BRITONS EXPRESS REGRET
Full Text of the Sarcastic Letter Sent
by Governor ot ihe island ot Jamaica
to Rear Admiral Davis.
From official sources m Washing
ton, it is learned that no attention
will be paid by this government to
the action of Governor Swettenham
ol Jamaica, in asking Admiral Davis
to withdraw his forces from Kings
ton. It is held that th act of the
governor is that of a single individ
ual for which the British government
is in no manner to be held responsi
A London special says: The colo
nial office is still without explanation
from Sir Alexander Swettenham, gov
ernor of Jamaica, of the situation
which led to the withdrawal of Rear
Admiral Davis’ warships from Kings
ton. The silence, although irritating
to the government, is construed as a
good sign that this much regretted
affair is capable of amicable adjust
ment, and will not lead to any disturb
ance of the friendly relations be
tween the United S'tates and Great
Jt is supposed that if Governor Swet
tenham had any reasonable justifloa
tion for his extraordinary letter to
Rear Admiral Davis he would not
delay In placing his government in
possession of the facts, therefore his
silence is regarded ns a confession of
the weakness of his case, or an evi
dence of compunction at having adopt
ed an inadvisable course.
Governor Swettenhams reply to
Hear Admiral Davis’ letter was as
"Dear Admiral: Thanks very much
for your letter, your kind call and all
the assistance given or offered us.
While I most heartily appreciate the.
very generous offers of assistance, 1
feel it my duty to ask you to re-em
bark tiie working party and ali par
ties which your kindness prompted
you to land.
‘lf m consideration of the Ameri
can vice consul s assiduous attentions
to his family at his country house
the American consulate needs guard
ing in year opinion, although he w3
present and it was not guarded an
hour ago, 1 have ao objection to your
detailing a force for the sole purpose
of guarding, but the party must have
no fire arms and nothing more or
fensive than clubs or staves for this
function, i found your working party
was this morning helping Mr. Cross
well clean his store. Crosswell was
delighted that the work was done
without cost. If your excellency
should remain long enough i am sure
almost all of the private owners would
be glad of the services of the navy
to save expense.
“It ts no longer a question of hu
manity, all the dead died days ago
and the work of giving them burial
is merely one oi convenience.
"I would bo glad to accept delivery
of the safe which it is alleged thieves
had possession of. The American vice
consul has no knowledge of it; the
store is close to the sentry post and
the officer of the post professes ig
norance of the incident.
"1 believe the police surveillance of
the city is adequate for the protection
of private property. 1 may remind
your excellency that not long ago it
was discovered that thieves had
lodged in and pillaged—tiie ..6 ..G
of some Nt w York millionaire during
his absence in tiie summer; but this
would not have justified a British ad
miral landing an aimed party and as
sisting the New York police.
“1 have the honor to be, with pro
found gratitude and the highest re
"Your obedient servant,
“ALEXANDER SWETTENHA M,
I LOOP AI HlbtttM CKtST
inundates 240 Blocks in City oi Louisville.
Worst Seems Over.
The worst seems to be over in the
flood situation in Louisville and vi
cinity. The river, at 10 o’clock Mon
day night, was rising very slowly,
and had just passed the i0.9 mark.
About two hundred and forty city
blocks are submerged in Louisville
in the territory running from me
Country Club at the extreme eastern
end oi tie city to Parkland, there
i: 's been no loss of life, bji sufb ring
has been acute on account of the
Curtailed Items of Interest
Gathered at Random.
Atlanta’s Expenses for a Year.
The annual report of Thomas J. Pee
ples, city treasurer of Atlanta, has
been completed, a.nd shows that the
total expenditures of all the city de
partments for the year 1906 was sl,-
* * *
New Arrivals at Atlanta Pen.
A coach with twenty-six convicts
and fourteen guarding officers, the en
tire party in charge of Chief Deputy
United States Marshal Huwes, of Cin
cinnati, all from the state peni
tentiary at Columbus, Ohio, reached
Atlanta Saturday afternoon over the
Southern railway. With the new arid
-vals there are now 568 convicts at the
* * *
Veteran Meets Tragic Death.
While crossing the street car tracks
on East Mitchell street, in front of tne
state capitol, at Atlanta, with the in
tention of attending the Lee exer
cises, A. C. Pritchard, a Confederate
veteran, was knocked down by a car
of the Georgia Railway and Electric
Company. He was carried to the
Grady hospital, and died a few mo
ments after reaching that institution.
Minor Can Act as Agent,
Delivery of liquor to a miner who
is the undisputed agent of another is
not illegal, according to the supreme
court, reversing Judge Thomas, of the
city court of Baxley, in the case of
Harley vs. the State. If the person
Furnishes the money and the minor
actually deliver’, the whiskey to him,
without consuming or parting with
any of it, the seller is rot guilty of
selling or furnishing liquor to a
* • *
Atlanta Work Gs to Gtannard.
The assistant secretary of the treas
ury at Washington has announced that
the contract for the construction of
tlie foundations for Atlanta’s new post
office and court house hai been let to
Ambrose U. Stannard of New York.
Mr. Stannard’s bid was $44,54G, the
work to lie finished by September 1,
tile specified time. He was the low
est of eleven, bidders. fire highest
bid, one made by aa Atlanta contrac
tor, was $98,720.
* * *
Jail Delivery at Americus.
Americas had a wholesale jail de
livery late Friday night when eight
negro prisoners sawed their way to
liberty and escaped. Evidently a key
was provided by which they unlocked
the massive door guarding the rows
of steel cages. ’Three other prisoners
in the same cells declined to leave
and those gave the alarm two hours
after the eight criminals had departed.
Two of the escaping prisoners were
under long sentence for felony, while
six were convicted of misdemeanors.
Dargan Unfit for the Job.
A sensational addition to the liti
gation which has been pending tor
some time, regarding the affairs of the
Ailanta-Birn irgham Fire insurance
Company, was the filing ,a few days
ago, in the I’nited States court, at
Atlanta, of an intervention, asaing for
the removal of J. T. Dargan as one of
the receivers of the coipany. The
allegaMons made are that Dargan is
not a fit person to discharge the duties
of the receivership, and lie prayer is
that he be removed.
* * *
Justice Lor.g Delayed
The life sentence of R. A. Keith, an
Atlanta man, who shot and killed Jes
sie Wall, whom lie discovered com
ing from the Keith home, has been
commuted by the state prison commis
sion to present service which is five
years. The ease was one of the most
notable in the history of Fulton coun
ty, and was the cause of much in
terest from the time of the ciin.e until
Keith was convicted in 1901. It was
brought out at the hearing that the
prisoner's eyesight has failed and that
his health is broken and the commis
sion judged that Keith was wituin the
unwritten law in killing Wall.
* * *
To Hold Immigration Meeting.
An important meeting of the execu
tive committee of the Georgia Immi
gration Association was held in At
lanta the past week, when many mat
ters of vital concern to the best In
terests of the state wore taken up.
The members of me committee re
port' and that the very greatest interest
,< .n the movement was
being taken by the most prominent
men in the state.
It was Denied to held a big stare
(on vent ion in Macon oa February 19.
v nieh time experts cl recognized
authority on immigration Dora both
the state and federal governments will
be asked to be present and speak.
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Gig Power Plant for Americus.
The proposition submitted by vVil
liam A. Dodson, and associates, includ
ing the Urn: of Leßoy Da ddsou & Cos.,
anc! several Philadelphia capitalists
for electric franchises in Amerieus,
and just accepted by the city coun
cil, insures a magnificent investment
tf capital in the city. Two hundred
thousand dollars in all probability will
be expended in tl’3 installation of elec
tric power plant of sufficient capacity
to light the city, pump the w ater sup
ply into mains and own and operate
in electric street railway system.
* * *
Car Manufacturing Plant Burned.
One of Savannah’s most prosper
ous industries was burned a few days
age ivhen the entire plant of Hie South
Atlantic Car and Manufacturing Com
pany was destroyed. Everything was
burned, including the great amount of
stock that was carried. The works em
ployed 350 men and there were or
ders enough ahead to keep the shops
going for several months.
A contract to furnish the Panama
canal with 300 ears 'was signed a few
months ago, and the material for most
of these was on hand and it is lost. It
is stated that the loss is fully $300,-
900, partly insured.
President Durden stated that the
plant would be rebuilt in more modern
manner and with largely increased ca
Will Cost the state $35,000.
To carry out the new regulations of
the war department relative to rais
ing the minimum company strength
from 49 to 58 men, while susceptible
of somewhat different interpretation
from the first news, will require an
appropriation of about $35,000 from the
next general assembly.
An actual minimum enlistment of 58
men is not required, according to the
views of Assistant Adjutant General
A. J. Scott, but it means that each
company in infantry and cavalry must
have in their armories equipment for
This mean.-; that Georgia will have a
heavy additional expense.
* * *
Local Receiver for Colony,
Following the recent announcement
that a receiver had been appointed in
Indianapolis for P. H. Fitzgerald’s
Georgia Colony Company, and inci
dentally for St. George, i n Charlton
county, near the Florida line, it de
veloped that a receiver had already
been appointed in this state for the
concern, the appointment having been
made in Charlton county.
Jesse W. Vickery, clerk of the su
perior court of Charlton county, is the
receiver who was appointed by the
It is alleged that P. H. Fitzgerald,
founder of the town of Fitzgerald,
owns the land upon which St. George
is located. This laud consists of 15,-
000 acres, of which there are 1,000
town lots. It is alleged also that John
H. Fitzgerald, brother to the other, em
ployed Welsh and Wilkinson, a real
estate firm of St. George, to sell the
property, it is claimed that $50,000
has been misappropriated, and the re
ceivership was sought on the ground
that it was trust property, tmd could
not be sold by Fitzgerald.
IOUR AND A tUU MILLIONS.
To Be ixp 'nded in Develop nq Water Pow
ers or* Vav
Approximately $4,500,000 for con
struction work is involved in initial
development of water powers in the
Savannah river by a consolidation of
three companies, announced in the
current issue of The Manufacturers’
Record which on that, point says:
“This construction work will in
clude the building of dams ana power
houses, machinery and equipment and
transmission as follows:
“Gregg’s Shoals, $350,000, Cherokee
Falls, $550,000; Calhoun Falls, $2,500,-
(w>o, and Hatton's Shoals, SOOO,OOO. The
four powers will be developed at pres
ent for about 59.000 horse power, in
cluding 35,00) horse power at Cal
houn Falls, 4.000 at Gregg’s Shoals,
10,000 at Cherokee Falls and 10,000 at
Hatton's Shoals. The surveys indi
cate possibilities of from 100,000 to
150,000 horse power, and the power
houses will be so constructed that
additional units can be added at any
time, according to the demand for
power which will be supplied to cot
ton mills and other industries in wes
tern South Carolina and a portion of
Georgia, the transmission line in com
plete circuit covering about 200 miles. j
Miattanooqn Girl Wed *po
The engagement of Aliss Mildred '
Montague of Chattanooga to Count
Pasoliui, sou of a senator and a well
known historian, has been announced
ia Florence, Italy.
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SAFE BLOW. RS SHOO! CA HIER.
Bank at Midville, Ga., Wrecked by Fxplo
sions. But No Boofv ''retired.
The bank of Midville, Ga., was
wrecked about 2 o’clock Friday morn
ing by four explosions of dynamite,
and Cashier Powers was shot in the
hip by a rifle ball, and is now in a
serious condition as the result of his
attempt to save the property of the
bank. Although $3,000 was in the safe,
none of the money was secured, as the
robbers became frightened, and ran
At the hour named, Cashier Pow
ers, who resides near the bank, was
awakened by an explosion in the di
rection of the bank and he went to
investigate. He was armed with &
winchester rifle and as he came close
to the bank one of the robbers, who
was standing guard, shot Mr. Powers
to the ground, and his two companions
began to fire at the prostrate form
of the cashier, but he received no
The robbers then became frightened
and ran off. The bank fixtures are
a total wreck.
ENGLAND SHOWS DEEP REGRET
Over Action of Governor of Jamaica in
impulsion of Americans.
There is a feeling of deepest regret
in London over the unfortunate inci
dent that led to the hurried departure
of the American warships from Kings
Up to a late hour Sunday night
neither th£ admiralty nor foreign of
fice had any news of the incident ex
cept that derived from the press dis
patches and the inclination on ali
sides was to withhold an expression of
opinion until the receipt of an official
version from Governor Swettenham.
The British government believing
itself aFjla to cope with the situation
without outside assistance, the Ameii
can warships sailed from Kingston
Saturday afternoon for Guantanamo,
ROCKtFtLUR AI NIGRO CHURCH
Surprises Congregation by “Shelling Out”
All His I <>.<> ( h-tnqe.
John D. Rockefeller, the country’s
richest inair. created a ripple of excite
ment in Augusta, Ga., Sunday, by at
tending morning service in a negro
Mr. Rockefeller occupied a pew
along with two negroes. It had been
stated that Rockefeller would attend
divine services at the First baptist
Church, and the negro affair was a
general surprise. Mr. Rockefeller as
tonished the colored congregation by
emptying his pockets of change into
the collection basket—s2o in all.
FIRE DESTROYS CREOSOfING PLANT.
Citizens of Norfolk Witness a E pectacult f
The most spectacular fire in the
history of Norfolk, Via., occurred Sun
day, when a spark from a locomotive
set fire to grass near the plant of the
Atlantic Crcosoting Company, and,
fanned by a foity-mile wind, the
flames extended to the great lumber
piles and cil links of the company,
causing a loss of $60,000. Seventy
five thousand trail ons of creosoting
fluid in the tanks exploded, and 2,500
barrels ot the oil were consumed, to
gether with several hundred thousand
feet of creosoted timber.