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Is the only newspaper In Newport News that receives the full Asso? ciated Press report. VOL. XII. NO. 16 SENATOR TILL TO AP0L0G12 He Likens Some of the Senators; to Minstrel Men and Uses Harsh Language. - SMS HE WILL NOT BE FUNNY AGAIN The South Carolina Senator Rcce.iv-j ed Such Stinging Demonstrations That He Was Very Humble When I It Was All Over?Wound Up His ; Speech by Talking on the Race / Question. (Uy Associated Press). WASHINGTON, I). C, Jan. 21.? ! Few features of the spectacular were missing from the proceedings of the Senate today. The Browns? ville affair was the subject of con? troversy and the day began with the announcement of a compromise' resolution on the investigation into the Brownsville affair. When the "harmony" testimonials were all in Senator TUlmnn took the floor and delivered a speech in reply to the recent criticism of him? self by Senator Spooner. This speech began with a satirical picture of the Senate as a "minstrel show," which Mr. Tillman later said, was his ilrst and last attempt io "he funny," an attempt which at Its conclusion brought a stinging denunciation from.. Senator Carmack in reseut ment of allusions to him. This was preceded by a serious reply from Senator Spoonec,. ou.. .the...Attitude taken by Mr. Tillman on the race problem, all finally resulting In a session of nearly two hours behind closed doors. The secret session was followed by a brief open one in which Mr. Tillman made a profuse apology to Mr. Carmack, to ai! Senators whom he had brought into his "first at? tempt In the line of humor," and; finally told the whole Senate: "I re-! gret. very much that I ever under ! took to be funny and 1 will never | do so any more." Mr. Tillman then withdrew all he; tiad said in his "funny assay" anrij Faid it would not appear in the re? cords. This apology was at once ac? cented by Mr. Carmack who re? gret ed lie had questioned the mo? tives of hi friend, and he too withdrew words he had uttered in protest. Mr. F?raker matte a final at? tempt to get a vote on his resolu? tion, but objection was made and Hie matter will be taken up tomor? row Immediately after the business lias been disposed of. Mr. Carmack remarked jocularly that there were not more than fifteen or twenty sen? ators desiring to talk, and Mr. For naker feigning seriousness, retorted hotly that the senate need not think the Democratic side of the chamber could monopolize the ta'klng. Mr. Carmack explained that he was only trying to be funny; that it was his first attempt and he would never make nnoti-fr. As Fenator.-s wevs laughing heartily over this parting sally, adjournment was taken at 0:15 o'clock. During tho entire day the galleries of the Senate were crowded to their capacity and 0. debate was also listened to by seemingly a majority of the mem? bers of tho House of Representa? tives who occupied all available seats and standing room in the chamber. Tlllman'6 Offensive Remarks. Senator Tillman, in that portion of Iiis speech containing the offen? sive remarks which he later with? drew, with an apology to tho Sen? ate said the press had d nominated him "tho burnt cork artist of the Senate," and he added if he were "entitled to this appellation or that of "Pitchfork Hen" at one end of the minstrel line, certainly "Fire Alarm Joe" (Senator Foraker) ought not to be ignored at the other. Wo boMi <io the Orlando and Furloso act. admirably." Senator Culberson was designated as perfvinfnn a vclo on the "bonu.-" In praise of the President. Senator ? NEWPi MAN HAS $ TO SENATE Daniel was called "the brilliant and courtly Senator from Virginia, whoso specialty is oratory and who works Iiis rhetoric overtime." "Next," said Mr. Tillman, "wo have the dying swan. Smiling Tom of Colorado, the state recently bought at auction toy one Guggen? heim, and the swan song Is a dirge for the dylngg Democracy of tin? North, stabbed, in its vitals by lien's Pitchfork'. His act Is very pathetic indeed and always brings' tears Into the eyes of the audience. Hot Shot for Carmack. "Next we have the redoubted Tonnesseean, who was once a Knight, a very Hotapur In the lists whose spear has run through and clear up I?1 Mu> "'si.r of the uoin'Dtr at. the White House and who made the sparks fly in many an onset but his spear head is broken off and he has been unhorsed, but beforeretiring from the list lie seizes a garland I" flowers and placing on his 'headless weapon, (alas no longer of nny I use) he lays at the feet of thoj Victorious Roosevelt as a peace of? fering, and asks the minstrels to sing a last song to the visitor of Brownsville who wthislles Democrats to come to the White House to lick hands which so offn smote them. His specially is a song "Hcnomin ale our Ideal or Give Usf Hack Our Platform." Takes a Fall Out of Lodge. "Next as the .iegro preadhcr and telephone artist In the show who on many occasions goes to the White House over the way and wVio Is c veritable chamelion In his; accur? acy in reproducing White House colors, we have a Senator hailing from Massachusetts, the 'home of the sacred cod, where their Adams vote for Douglas and Lodge walks' With the almighty. "As the middleman, we have the pompadour artist from Georgia, whose specialty Is to never answer any question and who depends upon his voice to carry conviction to his audience. One on Stone. "Then conies the star of the troupe, "Gumshoe Bill," from "Old Missouri." He can dance the High? land tffng on top of a ten rail fence and never touch the ground, but his greatest feat is walking on eggs without breaking the shells. "Last we have the,-, artist from the Badger Slate, an 'acrobat and juggler of International reputation. He is supple, sly and foxy, and hav? ing once been a lawyer is noted throughout the land for his ability to get either side of any question and maintain the negative or affirm? ative in any argument with great force and fervor. He sings bass, alto, soprano or tenor and Is superb in any role." Answers Soooner. After this Mr. Tillman turned his attention to Senator Spooner's at? tack lipon him. He had not Intend? ed to speak again on the Brown ville affair, but the unprecedented at? tacks and utterance of the Wisconsin Senator had made it necessary. Mr. Tillman declared that In Senator Spooner's recent speech his manner was as insulting as it is' possible for a Senator to assume," and that the attack on himself was "un? paralleled, intentional and in cold blood." It was acting worthy of Uriah Heap. Mr. Tillman asked, "Since when did Senator Spooner become the censor of Senators?" Explaining the conditions in his State during the "carpet bagging" administration in justifying the riot and ballott stuffing, Mr. Tillman said, "We have not shot any negroet in South Carolina on account. < politics since '70?we haven't found it necessary." He said he would not call the negro a babboon. "I believe they are men," he said, "yet they are so,akin to the monnkey that the scientists arc looking for the mlssinO link yet." The Race Question., Mr. Tillman declared that the South had no fear from the inves? tigation of the race question In tne | South. "We court such an investi? gation," he said. "If the Filipino was unfit for suffrage." lie aasked, "how could the negro be fit for It?" The South, he said, was offering up any where from forty to one (Continued on Page Six). ORT NEWS, VA., TU THEY FACED WHAT SEEMED SURE DEATH -? gjj Two immense Coal Barges Go ' Down in Long Island Souud |j During Terrific Gale. | i ? TRYING TUSK TO RESCUE THE? - ? Two Children of the Captain Placed in Sacks In Order to be Saved^p Tug Buccaneer Bound from Bnltl-, more to Providence Had a Strenff ous Time of It for Several Hours. _. p>> 1 ? fBv Associated PreaB.") PROVIDENCE. R. I.. Jan. 21,?A thrilling tnlo was told tonight by the survivors of a great storm that raged', off Long Inland from Saturday uigltt until today. All of them bad faced death so long and suffered so Severn: ly that at one tlino none expected lo live. The survivors were b-rou^h^'j heiv by the tug Buccaneer which left; Baltimore on Thursday afternoon,! bound for providence, towing two im-i men.se coal bulges, the Annie M.I Ashe and Mona, both of which were lost late Saturday night. The vessels encountered a heavy storm off the Highland of Navesinks and when the tug and her tow reach-! ed a point off the lowerslde of Lone Island sound, the Ashe began to set: I tie. The tug cut loose from the Mona ] and went to rescue to those on tlie' sinking barge. Captain Uiokhurt of the Ashe hnd a life boat launched,! into which he placed his two children L tied In dunnage bags and when ? the tug bad approached within ten- tee I, |! OL' Ahe little craft. Engineer '?ijiwj .( sen dragged cut (lie bag containing '1 the boy and .brew it in tho nrms of j a deckhand. Ho then grasped the 1 bag in which the little girl was lm prisoner and catching a line from tue; tug tied it to tho top of the sack. Ah the boat rose on crest of a wave he dropped the bag overboard and the ! crew of the tug hauled it carefully aboard. Another line was sent whistling in? to the life boat and this fastened un? der Mrs. Lockhtirt's nrms. The' woman was dropped into the sea as I her daughter had been, and the j i woman was half drowned when sue ? ? was seized by kindly hands. Then | thomon were saved nnd the barge]! sank. loafer the Mona was abandoncu 1 and she too went down. GUARDED THE NEBROES! Accused Assailants of Miss. Stiel-' ton Given Soldier Protection. HO SIGNS OF TROUBLE HOWEVER Taken Before Squire Dawson and Given a Partial Hearing and Were Afterwards Remanded?Returned to Roanoke for Safe Keeping. (Special to the Daily Press.) RICHMOND, VA., Jan. 21.?Peter Hudson and Herbert Steptoo, ne? groes, charged with criminal assault upon Miss Gladys Shelton, of Am herst county, January 7, were brought to Lynchburg this afternoon from Roanoke, conducted across the river into Am'.mrst county, where tbsy were given n preliminary hear? ing and sent on to the grand Jury. The Lynchburg Home Guard ac? companied the prisoners across the Ninth street bridge into the county to guard against a possible assault on t.he part of the populace, excite? ment over the crime having been high. ' The investigation was hold befon Squire Dawson. Thei,a was no ex? citement, and only a partial hear? ing, after which the negroes were .emanded. Thoy were returned to Roanoke tonight for safekeeping. Paschkeweski Assassinated. ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 21?Col? onel Paschkeweski, chief of police at I^enezyca, and formerly police chief at Lodz, was assassinated today. gSDAY. JANUARY 42 Rescuing victims of ohio river flood fere Than a Thousand Families I Taken From Their Homes Submerged in Water. lOSS 10 PROPERTY IS VERY HEAVY 1 |n Cincinnati the Damage Will Run Up Into the Hundreds of Thou? sands?Water Is Going Down Grad? ually and the Worst Is Believed to; ' ^Be Over. - . i (Ry Associated Press.) ^WASHINGTON, 1). C.. .'an. 21 The Hpe'elnl river bulletins issued by Hit- wen liter bureau I anight says (hut hie pub' river Is falling ns far down hk Cincinnati, when1 the ntaxlmuni stau?1 leached was OG.2 feel, K>.J feut ibovc 11--??*?3 Btnpe and Ihn nighe-a stage if cord with the .'xc.'ptlon nf Hits? of February 16, '.'%?:'und Pel unary. 1S8-I, which were MA and 71.1 feel respectively. The coll weather ' im hud some effect '.H low. tiling ri.)f?;i crest which will reach Madl?o:i i'iid Louisville Tuv.duy morning with stages of uhout r>i;.i> to !>7 hum ?.l?f, to -li respective!/. No idiaugM un previous forOMSiit uro Indlcnl d !.! the lower river. Damage Heavy in Cincinnati CINCINNATI. OHIO. Jan. 21.?Al? ter '.,?''??.}? stationary at 113 . . -r ?! time ?Jiuivif ihi- morning, t\ . Ohln liver :;t t'ii- p Mil begun ri?c**/l" slowly iht* 'iMornoon and at d..i* had fy.l'.Wi ?> feet with nil iiiiion lions for a continuance of the full. By the end the week tin danger iyJH have passed. 'J'.he aggregate damage wir iuu far utq the hundreds of thousands of j lollftirt, being distributed along Bevor? I il hundred miles of Ohio river und Bf frniutr.rlcH: Tim- cold weather svhlch largely assisted in the ending if the hlghwnter wns (lie caus.i of mich Buffering among thousands of .?: neless people whose jiomes wnrr> i.nder water or had been isolated by :Hr rising waters, The work "f res ?.tl*? and relief went r:n itenilllv todav md few were left without some aid Thousand Families Rescued. FA'AXSVILLK. IND.. .Inn. 21.?The I relief expedition out of (his city to Mewburg, Henderson, Owenshoro. and! Rockporl rescued more than a thou-1 mnd families from flooded homes to lay. Bynnsviiio tonight in houslh? more than 300 destitute people rjrid Supplying runny of them with food. The river Is 10.1 feel over the dan ?er line. shea jury disagrees [rial of the Chicago Labor Agitat? or Fails in Conviction. 7 FOR FREEING: 5 FOR CONVICTION Largest and Most Expensive Trial That Ha6 Ever Taken Place in! Cook County, But Another Will] Be Started as Soon as Possible, (By Associated Press;. CHICAGO. ULLS.j Jan. 21.?The) jury In the conspiracy trial Cornelius i\ Shea, president, of the international Brotherhood of Teams ters, reported a disagreement this] afternoon The jury was discharg? ed. The jury srtood seven for acquittal and five for conviction. Notwith? standing tlio fact that the trial Just closod has been the longest and most expensive trial in the history of Cook county, the announcement was made by the state's attorney's oflice that arrangements* would be at once be made for u second trial. CASE OF SENATOR BAILEY MAY GET INTO THE SENATE If the Action of the Texas Legisla? ture is Favorable, Protest to Cre? dentials Will be Filed. WASHINGTON, I). C. .Ian. 21.?It Is possible that the United States ?2, 1907. rHE JAMACIAl SWEETENH -1 Bonn tu may Investigate Senator .los eph \v. linlley, of Texas. TIlO ease Is now under Investiga? tion by Committees Of tile Texas Leg? islature, and until that Is concluded Senators here are Ion ill to make any comment. ( If tliu Inquiry should he unfavora? ble to Hiilloy, and he should iirosenl hlmseir at the noxl session of Con? gress to take his seat. It would then bo possible for Rome Senator to inaUo a protest, against the receipt of bis credentials, and thus forin u basis for a senatorial Investigation of the whole cose. Senators elected now by the sever? al Stales will not in the ordinary course of events, take (heir seats un? til the beginning of the Sixtieth Con? gress next. December. If the Senate should, however, bo culled In extra session for the purpose of ratifying the Santo Domingo treaty, or other reason, the new Senators would all be sworn In on March Nth next, and the Bullcy question might then come ?P. Bailey s friends, however, are con? fident that the Texas legislature will fully evoneruto him. and that there will ho no occasion for another In? quiry by tho Somite unless ho him self nsks for It. SEMI-ANNUAL EXAMINATION Public School Pupils Taking the Mid Winter Tests The regular semi-annual examina? tions began in tho city public BChool yesterday and will continue until Friday, February 1. On the Mon? day following the usual semi-annual promotions will tnke place, that be? ing the beginning of the second ihuir of tho school session. New pupils nlso be enrolled In the schols Hint, day. The High School class- of 1007 will complete Its work on January 31, but Its commencement exerclHo will not be held until June as us? ual. THREE SMALL FIRES. Ail the Companies Called Out With? in Ten Minutes. Three fires ocurred In widely sep? arated parts of (ho city betwecu 0:40 o'clock Sunday evening. Tho first alarm was sounded tit 6:41 o'clock and tho East End Company responded. extinguishing without damage a chimney fire at 1024 Twenty-fourth street. The second alarm was sent In at 6:42 o'clock calling out the North Eiul Company to extinguish a fire In a pile of trash on the river shore at tho foot of Forty-eighth street. The third alarm was sounded at 6:60 o'clock the Central Company responded and putting out a blaze in a chimney In a frame building near the corner of Huntington avenue and Thirty fourth street. NEWPORT NEWS AT YARD. Additional Staterooms to Be Built on Hurricane Deck. The Norfolk & Washington Steam? boat Company's steamer Newport News arrived at the shipyard yes? terday morning from Washington to undergo extensive alterations and n thorough overhauling. About fifty nddltlnal staterooms nro to be built on the Stonmer's hurricane deck, giving her Increased passenger ac comodatlons for about 100 people. The work on the steamer will cost several thousand dollais and will re? quire several weeks for comple? tion. D E F A ULTER~~CAME~ HERE. Missing Wells Fargo Employee Says Friends Advised Him to Surrender. An Associated Press dispatch from New York says: ?'Charles Zimmer, an employee of the Wells Fargo company who disap? peared a few weeks ago. walked into the district attorney's office todny and surrendered. It is alleged that a shortage of $1.100 in his books was discovered after he disappeared. He told Acting District Armney Smith today that bo bad been In Newport News where his friends had advised him to come back and face the trou? ble. 1 haven't a cent left' said he, 'a., the money went in Wall street..' He was sent to the tombs prison in de? fault of bail." Assigned to Duty Here. Warrant Machinist J. L. Valllant, V. S. N., lias been ordered to tho plant of the Newport News Shipbuild? ing & Dry Dock Company for duty in connection with tho fitting out of the new United Stntos battleship Minnesota, with n view to being assign od to thht vessel when she Is coin missioned. THE WEATHER. Partly cloudy Tues? day and Wednesday; warmer Wednesday, light to fresh south? east winds. 3k PllICE TWO CENTS AM RECALLED 3 -? People on the Island Very Indig? nant Over the Course Pursued by the Government. ENGLAND ALMOST DISOWNS ACT British War Secretary Cables That He Has No Peeling, But One of Deep Gratitude for Admiral Davis? Mayor of Kingston Appeals to Now York for Assistance. fBv Associated Press.) WASHINGTON, O. C, .Ian. 21.? Dispatches exchanged between the British secretary or war and tho state Department mnde public hero tonight, wholly Ignoring tho letter which was sent to Admiral Davis by Governor Swoolonham. nt Kingston, have had tho effect of relieving tho tensity of reeling which had existed Blnco it became known thnt Admiral Davis returned yesterday to Quanta nnmo from Kingston with his ships, which had gone to the stricken pe?? pie of Jamalen. The inossugo from London Is Interpreted hen* us mean? ing Hint the lirltlsh government and people disavow the notion of the Governor or Jamalen in rcqucnlliig Admiral Davis to omhurU his men. The text of the dlsputchos referred to ore as follows: "Hon. Kllhu Hoot, Sec'y. or Stale. "Washington. D. C. "Have read In newspapers this morning what purports to be a letter from Governor or Jamaica. Can only say that on material before me, I on* tortaln, ns responsible for troops In Island,' foellllg of deep gratitude to America and Admiral Davis for gen ; eroiiB assistance tendered at most critical period. "HA LDTON, "Sec'y. of war, l^iulon. i To this tho following roply was sent: "Halden, Secretary of war, "London. "The President greatly appreciates 1 your cordial telegram mid Is glar1 the proximity of tills country has pintle It possible to he of tho slight? est assistance to the stricken people of Jamaica In this crisis. If, because of our proximity und pending the arrival of your own warships and transports, we can render further aid whatever, the President earnest? ly hopes you will call on him without, hesitation. We know how cheerfully j you would render such aid to us were i iho circumstances reversed. BACON, "Assistant Sec'y. of state." Admiral Davis Preparing Report. Meantime Admiral Davis, who ar? rived nt Guaiitananio from Kingston yesterday with the battleships Mis? souri, Indiana and th? cruiser Yank ton, Is preparing a report which will he forwarded lo Washington by mall. While the general sentiment here was one of extreme resentment at tho treatment of Admiral Davis there was no ofilcial who would venture to express his criticism for nuhllcnllon. Acting Secretary .or State Bacon was an early caller nt the White House, where he was In conference* with the President nnd later It de? veloped thnt the President's position ! was that there was nothing In evi? dence which would warrant the slightest representation by this gov ernnvu on the sul-Joct and no pre ?entath.is were made. At the state department tonight It was stated that as far as the government is concern? ed the matter will be dropped. 'Apoeal to New Yorkers. ! NRW YORK. Jan. 21.?The mayo of Kingston, Jamaica, is his offlola capacity today appeals to the goner oalty or the American people on h hair or tho earthquake sufferers. Yes terday a cablegram directed to Mayo Geo. B. McClellnn of this city, Mayo Taft of Kingston asked for mone and building materials, which -1) added were urgently needed. The cablegram received lato in day was as follows: "Kingston, Jamaica. Jan. 21, "Mavor. Now York. "On behalf of stricken people I appeal through you to the generoslt I of American people to help. Kve ! house destroyed. Money, lumber an I building materials most urgcntl needed. "TAIT. "Mayor. Acting upon the suggestion o Mayor Tnit. Mayor McClellan tonigh announced through tho press that h would be glad to receive contrlh Hons which would he forwarded t the proper authorities at Kingston. Enaland Will Make Inauiry. WASHINGTON. D. O, Jan. 21. Mr. Howard charge de affaires the British Rmbassy. tonight calle on Acting Secretary of State Baq !and placed a letter from Sir Edwa (Continued on Pago Seven).