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'NEW HAVEN, CONN., FRIDAY JANUAEY IS 1907 THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. CITY ISJINKING Great Cracks in the Earth Cause Grave Fears That Kingston May Slip Into the Sea, TWO LICHKES CONE. CONTOUR OF HARBOR'S BOTTOM MAT tRI ALLY CHANGED. AU Information Tends to Increase the Extent and Horror of the Catastrophe Danger of Famine Increases and the Spectre of Pestilence Appears American Battleships Missouri and Indiana Reach the Scene British Governor of the Island Says 3-13 Per sons Have Already Been Burled List of the Prominent Killed, Missing; and Injured. i According to information received to-day, the Kingston horrow is grow ing. Communication with the island is partly restored, and every message that comes through brings fresh details of the appalling catastrophe. The num ber of dead is placed variously at from five to twelve hundred, and the num ber of injured runs into the thousands. Ten thousand people are said to be homeless. The danger of famine has increased, and with it stalks the spec tre of pestilence. There is urgent need of supplies of all kinds, and energetic efforts are being made in this country and in England to send aid. The business section of the city has "been wiped out, and the estimates of damage range from $10,000,000 to $25, 000,000. Among the dead and injured are a number of prominent English persons, and almost every dispatch adds a new name to this list. Eight Americans are recorded to be missing, and it is said that many tourists un doubtedly were crushed by falling walls in the shopping district. The American . battleships Missouri and Indiana have reached the scene, and American officers and sailors are standing by to render every assistance In their power. A new horror is added to the situa tion by reports that the city seems to be slowly sinking into vthe sea. The contour of the bottom of - the harbor has materially changed, and two light houses at the harbor entrance are said to have disappeared. The ships in the harbor are crowded with injured peo ple, and the death list is being increas ed dally. Corpses lie in the streets or are being thrown into the trenches. The fearful extent of the appalling calamity that has visited the capital of Jamaica has not yet been recorded to the outside world, and it is doubtful if even the people 6f Kingston themselves are yet aware of the full extent of the disaster that overwhelmed them last Monday afternoon. CITT GRADUALLY SINKING. Fears That Kingston May Slip Into the Sea. St. Augustine, Fla,,' Jan. 17. Wire less messages received at the station on Anastasla Island to-day by Chief Electrician Elkins say that Kingston is sinking gradually; that holes and cracks 100 feet deep were formed by the earthquake and that grave fears are felt that the entire city will slip Into the ba. Another message says the hospital corps, attendants and supplies from the United States naval vessels at Ouantanamo have been sent to the stricken island. New York, Jan. 17. The shores of the harbor of Kingston are sinking, and there is terror lest the ruined city slip into the sea, according to a pri vate dispatch received by a large mer rontilA house here to-dav from Port- au-D?rlnce, Hayti.' The water in many places in the narnor, ii is reported, is now 100 feet deep. ; Every wharf not destroyed by Are is said to have sunk into the water or to have been ren dered worthless. LIGHTHOUSES DISAPPEAR. Navigation Channel at Kingston, Changed Ship Reported Ashore. London, Jan.. 17. According to fur ther dispatches received here from Ja malca, dated Thursday, the total list of dead at Kingston is expected to ap proach one thousand. Many bodies, In a state of decomposition or charred beyond recognition, had to be burned. Fortunately the water supply Is hold' Ins out. The American battleships Missouri and Indiana have arrived in the har bor. Thirty-five out of a total of fifty-five employes in a tourist bureau were killed. The Plum Point and Port Royal light houses are both at the bottom of the harbor. The navigation channel has materially changed, and in some places the depth of the harbor has been alter ed by from forty to sixty feet. .It is reported that the Ham burg -American steamer Prinz Waldemar, which reached Kingston from New York on January 3, is ashore at Plum Point. (Continued on Second Page.) SAGE ESTATE PAV $625,000. Amount Due New York State Under In hertance Tax Act. Albany, N. Y., Jan. lT.-State Comp troller Glynn to-day received $525,000, the amount due the state on the estate of Russell Sage, under the inheritance tax act. The value of the estate has been placed at $60,000,000, but that amount is not the final estimate. The state was given a temporary receipt for the money received. The amount is the largest ever col lected by the state for this purpose, with three exceptions. In 1900, the state received from the estate of George Smith, a wealthy English mer chant, who died in New York city, $1, 934,753. In 1901, $665,000 was received from the C. P. Huntington estate and in 1904 the inheritance tax from the estate of "Warren Smith, a prominent Westchester county carpet manufac turer was $973,348. SCARLET FEVfR EPIDtMW. Chicago and Vicinity Suffering From the Disease. Chicago, Jan. 17 Chicago and vicin ity is suffering from an epidemic of scarlet fever. A week ago the disease made its appearance and has become so prevalent that public schools in Evanston, Oak Park, Kenihvorth and Wilmette were ordered closed by the health officials to-day. 'Diphtheria alsj has broken out and is so sencral that the board of health beside? ordering the public schools closed, issued orders to-night prohibiting meetings of class es in the Oak Park Y. M. C. A. Sun day school classes in all the churches will also, be suspended. Two city sohools have been closed in Chicago. REQUEST PASTOR TO STAY RtV. X. B. POTTER, OF HART FORD, PRESENTED MEMORIA L. His Parisionera Do Not Wish Hlra to Accept Call to Ynle Divinity School- He Will he in New Haven To-day to Confer With Yale Authorities De cislon to be Made Known Next Week, 'Hartford, Jan. 17. A memorial sign ed by the members of the prudential committee of Center Congregational church, and by a large number of the members of the congregation, has been presented to Rev. Rockwell Harmon Potter, the pastor, asking him to con tinue as pastor of the church. The occasion of the memorial is the fact that Rev. Mr. Potter has under consideration a call to become dean of Yale Divinity school. Mr, Potter expressed gratification at the sent! ments contained in the memorial, but gave no indication to its presentors of the course he inteded to follow. To-morrow Mr. Potter will go to New Haven to confer with the author ities of the Yale Divinity school, and following that conference will go to Princeton, where he will preach to the students on Sunday. It is expected that his decision in regard to the call to the Yale Divinity school will be made known next week. TARIFF CoNtERENCE. Germany Proposes More Favorable Treatment of American Meats. Berlin, Jan. 17. It is apparent that the German government has proposed to the United States tariff commission ers, now fiere, to give American meats more favorable treatment than heretp- fore, provided that Washington ren ders a suitable equivalent. The Asso dated Press has learned from a source which has opportunity of knowing what has transpired at the conferences of the commissioners that Germany is willing to make a considerable reduc tion in the duties levied on American bacon, in addition to abolishing the ex isting requirement of an American cer tificate of inspection. Germany is ready to grant this later concession, Inasmuch as the German authorities make their own inspection. The above arrange ments are only tentative, however, as definite action depends upon the Ger man reichstag and the American con gress. WATER PIPE HURSTS Considerable Damage at Quigley Store ' on Chapel Street. The bursting of a water pipe in the Quigley building at 198 Chapel street last night albout 11:30 o'clock caused considerable damage in the Quigley cloak stores. The water xipes burst in the second story of the building and a continuous stream of wiater soaked through the Soor down Into the cloak room In the back of the store. It was almost two hours before the flow of water ceased. The entire amount of damage done has not yet been ascertained as neither Mr. Quigley nor any of the members of the firm could be found. Want Department of Labor. Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 17. The con vention of the United Mine workers to day adopted a resolution demanding the division of the department of com merce and labor, and the establishing of a department of labor. Frauds Discovered by 17, Si Consul. Antwerp, Jan. 17. The American consul general here has discovered important frauds in the exportation to the United States of Infected bags in the guise of jute bagging. H3USE VOTES RELIEF FOR KINGSTON V1CI1IS PASSES AN IMKRGENCY BILL WHICH SF.iATE WILL ACT , UPON TO-DAY. President Authorized to Distribute Among the Destltue Such Provisions, Clothing, Medicines and Other Arti cles of the Navy Subsistence Depart ment as May be Necessary to Succor Stricken People Brittah Government Believed Not to be Fully Aware of Extent of the Disaster First Red Cross Cargo of Supplies From New York Leaves To-day. Washington, Jan. 17. An emergency bill for the relief of the sufferers on the island of Jamaica was passed by the house to-day. The bill is as follows: "That the president of the United States Is authorized to use and , dis tribute among the sufferers and desti tute people of the island of Jamaica such provisions, clothing, medicines and other necessary articles belonging to the subsistence and other stores of the naval establishment as may be necessary for the purpose of succoring the people who are in peril and threat ened with starvation on the said island in consequence of the recent earthquake and attending conflagration." Chairman Tawney, of the appropria tions committee, In explaining the need for this emergency measure, said that the secretary of the navy had received a wireless message from one battleship which had touched at Kingston that the davastation was even greater than reported, and that the British govern ment did not know of the extent of the disaster. Without waiting for the authority of congress, however, Secretary Metcalf had telegraphed Admiral Evans to send the supply ship Celtic, which is now on her way to Guantanamo, to Kingston to turn over her full of cargo of sup piles to the sufferers of the stricken city. The bill did not reach the senate be fore adjournment, but will probably be taken up by that body to-morrow. BED CROSS SUPPLIES. First Cargo From New York Will - Leave To-day. New York, Jan. 17. The first cargo of supplies to be sent from New York in aid of the stricken people of Jamaica will be shipped to-morrow on the Hamburg-American steamer Allegheny. President Cleveland Dodge, of the New York state branch of the Red Cross, was authorized by the national organ ization to-day to spend $5,000 in the purchase of supplies, and to-night ar rangements were completed for the transportation of a portion on the Alle gheny. The Red Cross contributions will be supplemented by a quantity of food, medicine, etc., which has been gathered by a committee of Bteamship and com mercial firms named at a meeting of a number of representative citizens last night. The Hamburg-American, the United Fruit company and the Royal Mail Steamship company to-night announc ed that all the vessels of their lines to Kingston would be at the disposal of relief organizations desiring to forward supplies to the earthquake victims. Owing to the alarming news from Ja maica to-day Mr. Meyer cabled thj governor-general of the island to no tify him where supplies should be sent. Mr. Meyer's committee expects to re ceive a large quantity of provisions and medicines, but will be reluctant, it was stated, to dispatch any considerable amount until it is certain that a land ing can be made. It was announced that it had been decided to send the Allegheny to-morrow, in spite of the news to-day concerning a change in the bed of the ocean near Kingston. If a landing cannot be made at King ston the Allegheny will send her cargo ashore at the nearest point to the stricken city. Mr. Meyer at a late hour to-night had not received an an swer to his cable message to the governor-general. SOME LOW TEMPERATURES. Thermometers Range From Twenty to Thirty Degrees Below. Boston, Jan. 17. Reports from northern New England show that the temperature ranged from 20 to 30 de grees below zero. A dispatch from Lako Megantlc, Quebec, near the Maine boundary line stated that the temperature early to-day was 60 below zarn. While a snow storm to-night and to morrow may Ibreak the cold wave for a few hours, it is expected that it will set in again on Saturday. To Celebrate Lake Chnmplnln's Discov ery. St. Albans, Vt Jan. 17. Governor Fletcher D. Proctor to-day appointed a commission to make preparations for the celebration in 1909 of the 300th an niversary of the discovery of Lake Champlain, as proviaed in a resolu tion adopted in the recent 6es?ion of tha legislature Gives Property for Avenue. Boston, Jan. 17. Major Henry I iHigglnson formally turned over to Mayor John T. Fitzgerald to-day a piece of property valued at $60,000 to be used by the city as an avenue be tween the new Harvard Medical school buildings and the Fenway. It will be known as Avenue Louis Pasteur. WDONALD PLAN ADOPTED Subway and Loop to Relieve Congested Conditions at Brooklyn Bridge. New York, Jan. 17. The rapid transit commission to-day adopted the so-called McDonald subway and elevated loop plan designed to relieve traffic condi tions at the Brooklyn bridge. It was stated that the system will cost the city about $8,000,000. The plan approv ed proposes an elevated structure across the Williamsburg bridge, which will deflect into a subway to run to the new Manhattan bridge and then to an elevated line across the bridge to a connecting subway in Brooklyn. A provision made by the commission gives the Brooklyn Rapid Transit com pany the right to run its cars over the loop. MRS. WCOltulCK hONORH) Receives Grand Cordon of Imperial f Order from Sultan. Paris, Jan. 17, The sultan of Turkey has' conferred upon Mrs. McCormlck, wife of the American ambassador to France, the grand cordon of the Im perlar Order of Nichan-l-Chefakat, and that insignia was worn by Mrs. Mc cormick to-night at the gala diplomatic dinner given by President Fallieres at the Elysee palace. It consists of a star of rubies and diamonds, suspended from the shoulder by a broad white ribbon with green edges. BAILEY DEFENDS HIMSELF IMPASSIONED SPEECtl BEIOUI TlXAS HOUSE COMMITTEE. Concurrent Resolution Providing for His Re-election as United States Sen ator on January 22 Postponed Rep resentative Cock Demands that Sen ator Bailey be Summoned Before the Senate Committee as Frincopal Wlt- Austln, Texas, Jan. 17. An address by United States Senator Joseph W. Bailey, the postponement of a soncur rent resolution providing , for his re election on January 22 and the accept ance of a challenge from the investiga tion committee appointed by the senate by Representative Cock of Bixbar, to prove Bailey's connection with the Waters-Pierce 011 company, where the sig nal features in legislative circles to day. At' the very outset of the pro ceedings a resolution was adopted in viting Senator Bailey to Address, .the house after the voting down of an amendment to the resolution declaring that In doing so he laid himself open for a free Investigation as to his po litical record. During the afternoon Senator Bailey appeared before the house committee, and In a passionate speech denied in toto the reliability of the documents In the possession of ; Attorney General Davidson. Following his speech the members proceeded to a further dis cussion of the Bailey Investigation and adjoined until morning without final action. In response from an invitation from the special advisory committee of the senate to the effect that If anyone wanted to prefer charges and summon witnesses in the Bailey investigation that they were willing to ace. Repre sentative Cock gave notice that he pre ferred the charges against Senator Bailey, and desired that Senator Bailey be summoned as the principal witness. WAISTS MM IMPRISONED. McClellnn's Counsel Hot on Trnil of At tornpy General ackson. Albany.N. Y., Jan. 17. Mayor George B. Mc'CIc'llan of New York in papers served on Attorney General Jackson fo-day gives notice of motion to be made at a special term of the supreme court on January 26, In this city, ask ing that an order be issued punishing the attorney general for contempt of court. The 'mayor asks that the attor ney general be imprisoned until quo warranto proceeding which he has be gun on behalf of the people of the state to test the validity 'of McClel lan's title to the office of mayor, be withdrawn and discontinued. Mayor McClellan in his affidavit con tends that the attorney general should Ibe adjudged in contempt for violating a temporary writ of prohibition, re straining him from holdng a hearing on an application of counsel for Wil liam R. Hearst, that he give his con sent to the commencement of such ac tion. Mayor McClellan cites the fact that the attorney - general began the second action while the writ, which was issued by Justice Fitts, was in ef fect. The attorney general has not prepar ed his answer. ARRIVt.STh DAYS LATE. Belated Train Reaches St. Paul From Northwest. St. Paul, Jan. 17. After being delay ed for ten days in Montana and North Dakota, the Great Northern train No. 4, from Seattle, finally arrived in St. iPaul this afternoon. The coaches were covered with ice and (snow and the train crew showed the results of days of unceasing toil. The passengers ap peared none the worse for their ex Derience. Granddaughter of Napoleon Dead. Aix-en-Provence, France, Jan. 17. The Dowager Countess de la Peyrous-de-Boutels died here to-day. She was a daughter of General Charles Tristan de Montholon, who was a companion of Napoleon at St. Henela, and a god daughter of Napoleon himself. She was born at St. Helena ninety-one vears ago. WANTS TWO BATTLESHIPS CF DREADNOUGHT CLASS PR ESI DENT ADVOCATES PL A N IN LETTER TO HOUSE NAVAL COMMITTEE. Points Out That Construction of Such . Ships Would be an Economy For All Around Purposes They Are Enor mously Superior to the Armored Cruisers Which Are Practically ns Expensive to Build and Maintain us Buttleshlps All Other First Class Powers Preparing to Construct Ships of Dreadnought Type. Washington, Jan. 17. A letter writ ten by the president in advocacy of the plan for two battleships of the Dread nough (British) class became public to day. It was dated January 11 and ad dressed to Chairman Foss, of the house committee on naval affairs. Following is the text of the document: "The White House, "Washington, Jan. 11, 1907. "Sir I feel so strongly that there should be two first-class battleships of the maximum size and speed and with their primary battery all of twelve-inch guns added to the navy this session that I desire to lay the matter before your committee through this letter. These two big ships should include the one provided for last year and the one provided for this year. It must be re membered that I am not asking for any Increase in the navy, because unless we can provide at the rate of a battleship per year our navy will go backwards. Moreover, I am advisins that our mon ey be spent economically. It has been a waste of money to provide such ships as the single turret monitors, and while the cruisers,- and especially the great armored cruisers, serve some useful purposes, it would, nevertheless, have been infinitely better to have spent tne money which actually was spent on them in the construction of first-class battleships. Our great armored cruis ers are practically as expensive to build and maintain as battleships, and yet, taking the battleship all around for the purposes for which a navy is really needed, Its superiority to the armored cruiser is enormous. 'I thoroughly believe in developing and building an adequate number or submarines; I believe In building tor pedo-boat destroyers; there must be few fast scouts, and, of course, varioua auxiliary vessels , of different kinds. But the strength of the navy rests pri marily upon its battleships, and in building these battleships It is imper atively necessary, from the standpoint alike of efficiency and economy, that they should be the very best of their kind. 'In my Judgment, we are not to be excused if we build any battleships in ferior to those now being built by other nations. I should be glad if a limita tion could be put, by international agreement, to the size of battleships hereafter to be buUt. I have found, however, that it will undoubtedly be impracticable to secure any such agree ment in the near future. In the lirst- class navies generally these big battle ships already have been built or are now building. We cannot afford to fall behind, and we shall fall behind if we (Continued on Second Page.) STEAD LtAVt.S FOR VIENNA Saw Neither the Pope Nor the Papal Secretary. Kerne, Jan. 17. W. T. Stead, the English editor, left here to-day for Vienna. He saw neither the pope nor the papal secretary of state, Cardinal Merry Del Val, during his stay in this city. The secretary received a note from Mr. Stead, containing a state ment for the pontiff, setting forth the Influence the head of the church might exercise in favor of peace. v The sec retary did not answer this note in writing but he sent Mr. Stead word of communication that this suggestion would be considered. ARMENIAN GIRL FREE. Experts Decide She Is Now Cured of Trachoma. IBoston, Jan. 17. Miriam Zartarian, the Armenian girl who has been de tained at the fVnmigration bureau In this city for over eighteen months, was given her fredohi to-day by order of Secretary Straus of the department of commerce and labor. When the girl arrived she had been suffering from trachoma, but a special board of ex perts who examined her Tuesday' re ported that she is now free from the disease. Miss Zartarian immediately joined her parents with whom she came to this country. Great Flow of Lava. Honolulu, Jan. 17. The second lava flow from the volcano of IMauna Loa on the Island of Hawaii is now only two miles from the sea, and is half a mile wide. It is moving at the rate of thirty feet an hour. May McKenale Subpoenaed. New York, Jan. 17. May McKenzie, an actress and friend of Mrs. Harry Thaw, with whom she is now staying, was subpoenaed as a witness for the prosecution in the Thaw trial to-day. It is supposed that the defense also in tended to summon her. Edward to Arrive at Naples April 25. Naples, Jan. 17. It is reported here that King Edward will arrive at Naples on Afiril 25, JUDD ELECTED PRES1VEN1. Result of Annual Election at Republi can Club Last Night. At the annual election of officers of the Young Men's Republican club held last evening at its hall on Crown street Frederick S. Judd was elected presi dent. The vote was 104 for Mr. Judd, 7 for Alexander Cumming' and 2 blanks. After the announcement of the result of the ballot a motion was made and carried that Mr. Judd be unanimously elected. The outcome of the election was a surprise to Mr. Cumming and' his friends, as they were very confident of his being victorious. Mr. Judd was nominated by Frank J. Rice, and Mr. Cumming was nominated by John Walsh. The following is the result of the rest of the election: First vice-president, Frank L. Shay; second vice-president, J. Myers; treasurer, John A. Hull; sec retary, E. P. Lyon; executive commit tee, Hawley ;W. Lincoln, Wilson! G. Merrels, Frederick S. Judd and Alfred H. Powell. 'FRIS,CO SCHOOL 1 ROUBLE. Foundation of Suit Laid Japanese Child Refused Admission. San Francisco, Jan. 17. The founda tion for the suit winch will test the right of the local board of education to bar children of Japanese parentage from the public schools was laid to day, when Keiklckl Aoki, the ten-ygar-old son of a bookseeler, was refused admittance to the Rodding primary school. Application will now be made by at torneys for the boy to the supreme court for an alternative writ of man date, and the United States attorney will file in the federal court a bill in equity," the proceedings to be started simultaneously under the direction of Attorney-General Bonaparte.-' ALEXIEFF RACK IN FAVOR ADMIRAL BIRILEFF, MINISTER OF MARINE, RESIGNS. Bluff Old Rnsslnn Seadog Dissastlsfled With Turn Taken' In Proposed In ternal Reforms for Navy Drawing Room Clique of Sailors at Russian Court, Fearing Investigation, Bring About His Downfall Alexieff's' Rc turn Stirs Up the Press. - St. Petersburg, Jan. ,17. 'Dissatisfied with the turn taken In the proposed internal reforms for the navy, Minister of Marines Admiral Birileff, has ten dered his resignation, and is awaiting its ajceptance early next week. " The retirement of Admiral Birileff is clncldent with the reappearance of the emperor's former viceroy In the Far East, Admiral Alexieff, who,, after a season of the deepest imperial dis pleasure, again is in favor, and proba bly will be made president of the com mission which is to elaborate the naval 'reforms. The downfall of Admiral , iBIrllefi, who is a bluff sea dog, and who in a most unconventional manner ' has rebuked delinquent officers regard less of their influence at court, is due largely to the operations of the clique of drawing-room sailors, and others who have been opposing any investiga tion into the scandals of the grand ducal regime. Curing the recent conferences at Tsarkoe-Selo, to which Admiral Alex ieff and all other prominent naval of ficials were summoned, this organized clique rallied around the former vice roy, and after the temporary victtory of Admiral Birileff, it succeeded in winning the emperor over to Its side. The details of the proposed reforms have not yet been decided upon. The most favored plan Is to create, in ad dition to the minister of marine, a commander of the fleet in imitation of the German system. The re-entrance into favbr of Ad miral Alexieff has brought out most unfavorable comment in the press, even the Novoe Vremya declaring it to be an insult to Russia's sailor dead. SON KILLS FA1HLR. Taunton, Mass., Youth Informs Police- Shoots to Protect His Mother. Taunton, Mass., Jan. . 17. George Poole, a leading resident of Taunton, and head of the Poole Silver company, was shot and fatally injured to-night by his sbn, Howard M. Poole. The victim died two hours after the shoot ing. The son was arrested after informing the police that he had shot his father. Young Poole Is but seventeen years old. According to .the prisoner, he used his revolver in defense of his mother, who had been attacked by her husband. The police say that the elder Poole had been mentally ill for eighteen months as the result of a carriage accident. On two occasions Mrs. Poole was obliged to ask the police to keep her husband under surveillance, as she feared possible physical violence. CORBE'IT AND MURPHY. Matched for n Finish Fight Forfeit Money Pnt Up. New York, Jan. 17. Young Corbett and Tonimy Murphy were to-day matched' for a finish fight in Nevada on or before March 20 for a purse to be offered by Nevada parties, and a side bet of $5,000. Jim Buckley put up $1,000 forfeit for Murphy and Joe Gans supplied the Oarbett money. It wa stated that the articles of agreement would be signed In New Jersey, there being a law against arranging finish iihis la Ibe. state of Net LOCAL BUSINESS IVIES HOLD ANNUAL BAKOUET Mayor Henney, of Hartford, Unable t be Present Rev. Dr. Watson 1. Phil lips Makes a Knock at New Haveners Hart Lyman, Editor of New York Tribune, Prophesies the Downfall of Unionism Rev. Dr. Wlllard Scott Keeps Audience In un Uproar of Laughter. The twelfth annual and the best banquet In the history of the New Ha ven Business Men's association (was held in 'Harmonie hall last night. About two hundred and fifty local bus iness men were in attendance togeth er with a' number of out of town guests. The hall was decorated with bunting and United States flags and in the front of the hall were hung two large portraits.one of President Roose velt and the other of tha late Presi dent McKinley. The banquet was serv ed by White of the Tontine. During the evening the Yale Glee club quartet entertained with a number of songs. The club had many prominent citi zens as guests. Among them wcro Governor Woodruff, John Q. Tilson, speaker of the house of representa tives ;' Mayor Studley and the . speak ers of the evening. Mayor William V- Henney of Hartford was unable to be present because of a death in his brother's family. After a few words of introduction and welcome by President Tt S. Pag ter of the local association and the in-i vocation of divine blessing the ban quet was begun. The" speaking began ." shortly after 10 o'clock, when Presi- . dent Pagter introduced Edtward J. Mo- riarlty, the "mayor" of . Broadway, as the toastmaster of the evening. ' Mr, 'Morlartty expressed his appre ciation of the honor that had been be stowed upon him and, assured the guests that . a rich store of good speeches awaited them. 'He then pro- posed as a good starter the health of President Roosevelt. This was re-' gponded to with a cheer. 03. I. At water, president of the state association, was introduced to respond to the' toast "The 'State Association." Mr. Atwater was referred to as E. Ir ristafble Atwater. He said in part: "'During my, year of administration ' the association has Increased from a membership of 3,600 to 4,000, and two locial -associations have been .added to ' the list. The business men oi the stale do not realize how much thesis, can" tio':through this .association. ' This 1 power has been twice 'manifested dur- ' ing the past year; When the Increase in the insurance rates was announced you appointed A committee to mvestl- , gate. This committee has already re-'' ported and has showed that the in crease has been due entirely to the San Francisco disaster. This was an injustice that the business men of this state should be compelled to pay this loss. ' "The fact is that this Btate is can ' (Continued on Fifth Page.) BIRBARIE l EC LA ItliD INSANE.' Assyrian Peddler Found Gntlty of Mur dering His Wife. Willlmantic, Jan. .17. Najeeb Bir barie, the Assyrian peddler, who is In the Brooklyn Jail charged with the murder of his wife by poisoning, was pronounced insane to-day by a com mission of three physicians,, appointed by Judge Thayer of the supreme court to examine the prisoner. The commis sion was composed of Drs. Edwin A. Down,' Hartford; G. .M. 'Burroughs, Danielson, and A. H. Taner, Brooklyn. After the examination the doctors signed a certificate declaring Blrbarie insane. This certificate yas sent to' Judge Thayer to-night, and it is ex pected that either to-morrow or the day following he will Issue an order to place the prisoner in one of the state insane asylums. Recently Blrbarie refused to take food, and became very weak and emaciated. JtROME ADVISES MINISTERS. Tells Them Rest Way to Aid Him Break Up Gambling and Racing. ' New York, Jan. 17. (District Attor ney Jerome told a committee of prom inent clergymen at the Bible House, ABtor place, this afternoon,' that the best way for them to assist him In his efforts to break up "gambling and rac ing" in this state, was to get the as sistance and backing of 1,000 churches to appoint representatives to take the fight to Albany. iMr. Jerome's talk was in response to an invitation of the National federa tion, requesting him to meet and talk to a special committee of twelve cler gymen. Shipping News. New York, Jan. 17. Sailed: Steamers La Savole, Havre; Ultonia, Naples, Trieste, etc. . Cape Race, N. F., Jan. ' IT. Steamer Philadelphia, Southampton and Cher bourg for New York in communication with the Marconi station 1,130 miles east of Sandy Hook, at 2:25 p. m. Will probably dock at 8:30 a. m. Sunday. Steamer Campania, Liverpool and Queenetown for New York, in communi cation with the Marconi station 110 miles southest at 12:50 p. m. Will probably dock 8:30 a, m. Sunday.' Steamer Minneapolis, Lonaon for New York, in communication with the Marconi station 180 miles southeast 12:50 p. m. Will probably dock at noon, Sunday. Naples, Jan. 15. Arrived: Steamers Sicilian Prince, New York; 16th, Car onia, New York for Flume, etc. Naples, jan. 16. Sailed: Steamer Slavonia, New York. London, Jan. 17. Sailed: Steamer Minnehaha, New York. Brow Head. Jan. 17. Steamer La Bretagne, New York for Havre, 200 miles southwest at 2 p. m. to-day. Will probably reach Havre about, 6 p. m,, fridojc.