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NEW IIAVEIT, COXN., TUESDAY JANUARY 22 7907 THE CARRINGTON PUBLISHING CO. ACT DISAPPROVED British Government and People Show No Sym pathy With Attitude of Jamaica's Gov ernor. DEEP GRATITUDE EXPRESSED MESSAGE RECEIVED FROM THE BRITISH SECRETARY OF WAR. United States Heady Even Now to Ex tend Aid If Necessary and So Informs London Unfortunate Incident to be Allowed to Drop So Far as Washing ton is Concerned Act of One Man In Distant Colony at a Time of Great Anguish Not to he the Means of Rais ing Unpleasant Issue With a Friendly Nation Authenticity of Swettenham Message to Davis to be Investigated by England. Washington, Jan. 21. Dispatches ex changed to-day between the British secretary of state for war and the'state department, made public here to-night, practically ignoring the letters which passed between Admiral Davis and Governor Swettenham at Kingston, have had the effect of relieving the ten sity of feeling which had existed since it became known that Admiral Davis returned yesterday to Guantanamo from Kingston with his ships which had gone to aid the stricken people of Jamaica. The message from London is interpreted here as meaning that the British government and people disap prove the action of the governor of Ja maica in requesting Admiral Davis to embark his men. The text of the mes sages referred tp is as follows: "Honorable Ellhu Root, Secretary of i 'State, Washington: ' "Have read in newspapers this morn-: Ing what purports to be a letter from governor of Jamaica. ., Can only say that on materials before me I enter ' tain, as responsible for troops in island, ' feeling of deep gratitude to American admiral for generous assistance tender-, ed at most critical time. (Signed) "Haldane, "Secretary of State for War, , , . . , "London." To this the following reply was sent: "Haldane, Secretary of State for War, London: "The president greatly appreciates your cordial. telegram and is glad if the proximity of this country has made it possible to be of the slightest assist ance to the stricken people of Jamaica in this crisis. If, because of this prox imity, and pending the arrival of your own warships and transports, we can. render any further aid whatever, the president earnestly hopes you will call on him without hesitation. We know how cheerfully you would render such aid to us were the circumstances re versed. (Signed) "Bacon, "Acting Secretary of State." Meantime Admiral Davis, who arriv ed at Guantanamo from Kingston yes ' terday with the battleships Missouri and Indiana, and the cruiser Yankton, is preparing a report which will be for warded to Washington by mail. The subject was regarded as one of so much delicacy that it was deemed advisable to send it in this manner rather than by wireless telegraphy. But it has been already anticipated here by the publication of the corre spondence between Admiral Davis and Governor Swettenham. While the gen eral sentiment here was one of extreme resentment at the treatment of Admiral Davis, there was no official who would venture to express himself in criticism for publication. Acting Secretary of State Bacon was an early caller at the White House, where he was in conference with the president, and later, it developed that the president took the position that there was nothing in the episode which would warrant the slightest represent ations by this government on the sub ject, and no representations will be made.' The promptness with which the Brit ish government acknowledged its ap preciation of the sending of the ships to Jamaica is indicated in the following correspondence which passed between Secretary Root and Esme Howard, the British charge, which also was made public to-night: ''Department of State, "Washington, Jan. 16, 1907. "My dear Mr. Howard: May I ask you to cable directly to the governor of Jamaica an expression of the deep and sincere sympathy which the people of the United States feel for the people of Jamaica in their great misfortune? And can you also ascertain and inform me whether the situation in Jamaica Is such that the people are in need of supplies' or assistance of any kind which we can send from our naval sta tion at Guantanamo? If there is any thing we can do to relieve or prevent distress, our navy department will be most happy to do it. and Guantanamo Is so near to Kingston that perhaps early relief may be afforded from there. "Very sincerely yours, "Elihu Root. 'IMr. Esme Howard, Charge d'Affaires (Continued on Sixth Page.). RITUALISM A I.OD OF MIND. Opinion of President Eliot at Meeting of Congregntlonnl Minister. Boston, Jan. , 21. That ritualism is distinctly a bond on the mind was the opinion expressed to-day by President Charles W. Eliot of Harvard univer sity, speaking before a meeting of Con gregational ministers at Pilgrim hall in this city. His subject was "Eccle siasticism, Ritualism and Creeds." Ritualism, President Eliot held, in volves an immense authority which 'binds and limits the play of the hu man mind and makes a real limitation to human thought of sacred subjects. The speaker touched upon the free dom for which he stated Congregation alism has -always stood, and said that one of its many privileges is resist ance to eccleslasticism. AMERICAS SII.P WUHKf n Horace G. Morse Strikes Rock Captain and One of Crew Lost. St. John, N. B., Jan. 21,-Word was received here to-day of the wreck of the three-masted schooner Horace G. iMorse and the loss of her captain and one of her crew at Bliss Island Point, about forty miles west of St. John. The More left here on Saturday after noon last lated with laths, and bound for Philadelphia. ,IA heavy storm broke and Captain John Carney decided to put in to Beaver harbor for shelter. In the thick weather he mistook the light on Bliss Island Point for the Beaver harbor light and lost his bearings. A few minutes later the vessel struck on a rock. . STIRRING TALE FROM SEA TOLD BY SURVIVORS OF STORM THAT SWEPT SOUND. Suffered Long and Severely and at One Time Did Not Expect to be Snved Infant Boy and Little Girl Done Up 'in Dunnage Bags One Dragged Through Seas to Sufety-Two Coal Barges Lost. Providence, R. I., Jan. 21. 'A tale, the recitation of which seemed like the wildest fiction, was told to-night by the survivors of a terrible storm which raged off Long Island from Sat urday, night until to-day. " All of them had faced death so long, and suffer- .ed so severely that at one time none expected 'to' live. One of the survivors, an infant boy, was tied in a dunnage 'bag; and hurled from a tumbling life boat to the deck of a tug. Another, a girl three years old, also bound In a dunnage bag, was dragged through the seas and landed safely beside her brother. No person was drowned. The survivors were brought here by the tug Buccaneer, which left Balti more Thursday afternoon, bound for Providence, towing two immense coal barges, the Annie M. ' Ashe and the Montana, both of which were lost. Late Saturday night the vessels en countered a heavy storm off the High lands of Navesink, and when the. tug and her ' tow reached a point off the lower side of Long Island sound, the Annie 'M. Ashe began to settle in the water. The tug cut loose from the barge Montana, and went to the res cue of those on the 'sinking vessel. Captain Lockhardt of the Ashe had a lifeboat launched, into which he placed his two children, tied in dunnage bags, and Mrs. Lockhardt. Engineer Knud son took charge of the boat. The tug approached within ten feet of the ilt- j tie craft, and Knudson, standing in the bow, hurled a rope aboard. The crew on the tug then hauled the boat toward them, while those on the barge paid out their line. Knudson dragged out the bag containing the boy, and threw It into the arms of a deck hand. j Knudson next grasped the bag in which the little girl was imprisoned, i and after catching a line from the tug, tied it to the top of the sack. As the boat rose on the crest of a wave he dropped the bag overboard, 'and the . crew of the tug .hauled carefully. Mrs. Lockhardt gazed on the seized a mo 'ment and then dropped back Into the boat in a hysterical condition. The men on the other end of the line, how ever, succeeded in getting the child aboard. Another line was sent whirling into the lifeboat, and this Knudson fasten ed under Mrs. Loekhnrdt's arms. The woman was dropped into the sea as her daughter had been. The men dragged the woman through the sea, but was half drowned when she was hauled on board. (Continued on Sixth Page.) PXJRCHASt OF MW APPARATUS Denl Involving 7,650 M ill be Complet ed To-Day. Fire Commissioner Joseph Cunning ham and Chief Fancher will to-day complete a deal with the American La France company of Elmlra, N. Y,. for the purchase of a number one steamer, and a new combination chemical and hose wagon. The amount, involved is $7,650. The COM of the steamer is $5,409 and that of the hose wagon Is $2,250." The representative of the company is ! Mr. Mitchell of Boston, the New Eng j land agent of the company. The new steamer is of the most up I to-date model, and has all the improve i ments that science has devised. It is j of the three horse hitch type, and when it arrives it will be installed at House No. 12 on Crown street. The hose wagon is also of the best known make. It will be put In house No. 5 in Fair Haven. Both vehicles are rubber tired. MAYGR OF KINGSTON AFPJflLS 10 AIRIfflS SENDS CAB LLC IS AM TO MAYOR M'CLELLAN OF NEW YORK FOR HELP. Latter Announces He Will be Glad to Receive Contributions Chairman of the Relief Committee Says He Will Await Official Expression of Wishes of the British Government Phila delphia Committee Decides for Pres ent to Postpone Further Action. , New York, Jan. 21. The mayor of Kingston, Jamaica, In his official ca pacity, to-day appealed to the gener osity of the American people on behalf of the earthquake sufferers. In a cablegram directed to Mayor McClellan, of this city, Mayor Tait, of Kingston, asked for money and build ing materials, which, he added, were urgently needed. " The cablegram, received late in the day, was as follows:' "Kingston, Jamaica, Jan. 21, 1907. "Mayor, New York: "On behalf of stricken people I ap peal, through you. to generosity of American people for help. Every house destroyed. Money, lumber and build ing materials most urgently needed. "Tait, Mayor." Acting upon the suggestion of Mayor Tait, Mayor McClellan to-night an nounced, through the press, that he would be glad to receive contributions, which would be forwarded to the prop er authorities in Kingston. Considerable surprise was expressed to-nlht when the cable to the mayor was shown to tho.se who have bean active in soliciting funds for the peo ple of Kingston. The opinion generally voicel was that Mayor Tait's appeal had served to complicate a situation already confusing. In view of the message received in Washington from London to-day and the attitude of Governor Swettenham there was doubt whether any concerted action upon the suggestion of Mayor Tait could be properly taken. No definite plan of action has been mapped out. Julius P. Moyer, chairman of the New York-Kingston relief committee said' to-night that the committee would not be Influenced by the message of Mayor McClellan but would await an official expression of the wishes of the .British government and be guided thereby. , The committee met 'to-day and, after discussing the failure of Governor Swettenham to reply to the commit tee's offer of assistance, decided to put the matter up to the British govern ment. Aereply from London Is ex pected to-morrow. The committee to-day decided, how ever, to continue to receive supplies until the matter of their acceptance is decided. In furtherance of this policy additional supplies were forwarded on the (Royal Line steamer Atrato which sailed to-day for Kingston. Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 21. The citi zens permanent relief committee met at city hall to-day to take action m relief for the earthquake sufferers In Jamaica, but in view of the attitude assumed by Governor Swettenham the committee decided to postpone for the present the matter of extending all. Supplies are urgently needed in the stricken city of Kingston, according to a cable message received at the office of the Atlantic Fruit company in this city to-day. The cablegram was dated Port An tonio, January 20, and was sent by the company's agent. It was as follows: "Clear steamer Bella for Kingston with all possible cargo. Goods urgent ly required. (Signed) "J. E. Dyer." REVISION OF TARIFF. Resolutions Favorable to Such Action Presented to Bay State Legislature. Boston, Jan. 21. The passage of res olution favoring a revision of the tariff are requested in a joint petition filed with the legislature to-day by Repre sentative Luce of Somerville, repub lican, and Representative Dean of Wakefield, democrat. The petition, which has many signatures, declared that the Interests of both Massachu setts and the whole country call for a scientific investigation of the tariff system of the United States. Increases Called Up In Senate. Washington, Jan. 21.Senator Cul lom to-day called up the house amend ment to the legislative appropriation bill increasing to $12,000 annually the salaries of the vice president, speaker of the oiise and cabinet officers, and to $7,500 the salaries of senators and members of the house, and moved that the senate concur. Mr. Berry secured a postponement until to-morrew. New Found land Concerned. St. Johns, N. F., Jan. 21. The visit of Secretary Root to Canada Is excit ing more or less concern here, and fear Is expressed lest any accord between Canada and the United States dimin ish the vigor of Canada's support of Newfoundpland's protests against the recent modus vivendl between Great Britain and the United States In the matter ot the herring flishery. Fire In Worcester. Worcester, Jan. 21. The train shed of the Union depot was unroofed by fire, the quarters of the Boston and Albany and New York, New Haven and Hartford railroad conductors was gutter, and all departments of the de pot was closed with a loss aggi'egat ing between $12,000 and $15,0)0 at 3:45 o'clock this afternoon. MlDDLETOWN DEMOCRATIC Clean Sweep for That Party In City Election. Middletown, Jan. 21. The annual city election here to-day fresulted in a clean sweep for the democratic party, the whole ticket being ejected by an average majority of 215,tthus endors ing the administration of jilayor W. C. Fisher, and giving the democrats con trol of the board of aldermen and the common council. The successful can didates are: City clerk, James P. iStow; aldermen, George C. Morse and Wallace K. Ba con; councilmen; Josep E. South worth, James F. Country, Charles A. Chaffee, Henry D. Allison John E. iReilly and William Wilson; assessor, James C Kelleher; collector; Williaim D. SenglcTub. . . i .. .. RAli.SG Al uitMUNO. Beach In Fine Condition for Interna tional Events. Ormond, Fla., Jan. 21. The famous Ormond-Daytona beach rolled smooth and hard by the tide of last night, con ditions to-day were almost ideal for the opening of the fifth International tournament. Informal trying out of cars, testing of timing apparatus and the arrangement of other details, occu pied the greater part of the day. P. G. Curtis, on a single .cylinder 2 1-2 horse power motor cycle, drove a mile ir. 1:015 3-5. This Is considerably under the old single cylinder record. PROBABLY TRIPLE TRAGEDY MURDER IN VESTIBULE OS A DANBURY SALOON. Shooting Affray Between' Italians Leads to the Murder of One Man and the Perhaps Fatal Injury of Two Others Indications of e Black Hand or Mafla Connection. Danbury, Jan. 21. One, man Is dead and two others are lying In the hospi tal, probably fatally wounded, as the result of an Italian shooting In the ves tibule of a saloon here to-day. To night the police are trying to solve the mystery which surrounds the affair and which, they Say, gives Indications of a Black Hand or Mafla connection. The dead man Is Emilio Frattalone, and the Injured are Louis Fennelli, aged twenty-one years, a laborer em ployed by the New York, New Haven and( Hartford railroad, and Tony Lu caniai. aged about forty-five years, also a railroad laborer. He came here from New York about two weeks ago. As nearly as the police can learn to night, Fennelli went to the saloon of Joseph Laplne arid called Frattalone into the vestibule, having previously declared to the bartender that someone would die before 'night. -A few mo ments after; "Frattalone.' had complied with the request and gone Into the ves tibule shots were heard, and Frattalone staggered back Into the saloon and fell to the floor dead. Fennelli was -found lying wounded In the vestibule. He was hurried to the hospital, where It was found that the bullet had entered his back and, it Is believed, passed throueh one of his lungs. The third man, Lucanla, was not found until some time later, and when discovered was over a mile from the scene of the shooting and behind a car barn. He is in a critical condition, the bullet having passed through his liver. Frattalone was a well-known shoe dealer. No reason can be found for the shooting. A peculiar thing In connection with the affair, say the authorities, Is the finding, In the pocket of the dead man a revolver fully loaded and which had not been discharged. Another revolver, also fully loaded and which had not been fired, was found on the person of Fennelli. The police say that neither revolver smelled of powder, and that the men would not have had time to reload them after the shots had been fired. It is believed that others than the three men were concerned in the affair, and to-night State Attorney Fessenden sent an Italian detective to this city to assist the local officers In solving what all acknowledge to be a mystery. No revolver with which the shooting might have been done has been found. In a statement made at the hospital to-night Fennelli claimed that Fratta lone had attempted to shoot him, and that he had fired at the shoe dear? r. . Lucanla also made a statement In which he said that he happened to en ter the vestibule of the saloon, saw Frattalone and Fennelli fighting, at tempted to separate them, and was shot. i Another Great Ship Ordered. Hamburg, Jan. 21.-The Hamburg American Steamship company has or dered of Harland & Wolff of Belfast, Ireland, a mammoth steamer to ex ceed in size the Amerika and the Kai- serine Auguste Victoria, to carry 4,250 passengers in addition to a crew of 500 and to make nineteen knots an hour. Damage Placed nt $1,000,000. Buffalo, Jan. 21. The hurricane -hih Kwpnt the Niagara frontier ves terday has subsided and a more ex tended examination of the damage to shipping lowers the original estimate. At the port of Buffalo alone, however, it will be about $1,000,000. Dead Now Number Twenty-eight. Tprre Haute. Tnd.. Jan. 21. A revised list of dead and Injured from the ex plosion and wreck of a Big Four pass enger train Saturday night at Sand ford, Ind., to-night shows 28 dead and 2 injured. THAW'S WIFE'S BROTHER MAY TESTIFY FOR STATE I.IGIITEEN-YtAl.-OLD LAD Al THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S OFFICE. Report Thnt He Will be Called as Wit ness in Defense of Stanford White's Reputation Thaw Family , Holds Conference With Lawyer Hartrldge Case to be Called for Trial To-morrow Big Crowd in Court Yesterday. New York, Jan. 21.-'Howard Nesbit, eighteeen-year-old brother of Harry Thaw's wife, came here from Pittsburg to-day and went to the district attor ney's office, : where he was questioned by Assistant District Attorney Garvan. It was stated unofficially.' that young Nesbit might be called as a witness for the. prosecution and that his testi mony would be in defense of Stanford White's reputation and designed to show that White had been a benefac tor to young Nesbit and his mother. A conference of the relatives of Har ry Thaw was held at the office of Clifford W. Hartrldge, his lawyer, aft er the court proceededings to-day. There were present Harry Thaw's mother, Mrs. William Thaw, his wife, Evelyn Nesbit Thaw; his sisters, Mrs. George L. Carnegie and the Countess of Yarmoutih, and his brother, Edward Thaw. The purpose of the conference is unknown. The trial of Harry K. Thaw, which was set , for to-day, was post poned until Wednesday, because Jus tice Fitzgerald, who is to preside, Is not yet through with the Hilgert "Mag ic Boot" case. Long before the announcement of the postponement was made, the court room had been filled by a crowd of the morbid and curious, and the cor ridors of the building were thronged by ten times as many more, who had fail ed to get by the court squad, which had been trebled for the occasion. . Thaw himself was taken across the (Bridge of Sighs to the criminal courts building, tout did not reach the room In which the jury is to decide his fate. It was the first time that he had been outside the walls of the Tombs since he, was committed for trial last sum mer. The prisoner evidently enjoyed the brief outing In the custody of his jailers, although his disappointment because of the postponement was as keen as that of the mob. VATICAS'S UNANCES. Need of Money Felt Peter's Pence . Fulling Off. Rome, Jan.. 21,Vatlcan officials to day pointed out a discrepancy between statements made several months ago to the effect that the holy see was so poor that it was ready to accept money put at its disposaT by the Italian govern ment as a result of the workings of the law of guarantees, and present; asser tions that it nas received large sums from many sources, and that the pope Is very wealthy. ' As a matter of fact, It was explained in France that the church has lost an. Income of $8,000,000 a year; the needs of the propaganda are increasing constantly, while In all quarters the Peter's pence are dimin ishing. FLORIDA LIMITED WRECKED. Runs Into an Open Switch and Collides With Engine. Charleston, S. C, Jan. 21, News was received here to-night of the wreck of north-bound special New York and Florida vestibule train No. 88, Atlantlo Coast Line, at 8:20 o'clock at Yemassee. The train went into an open switch and collided with the engine of a freight train on the siding. Engineer Johnson, of Florence, on train 88, was killed and Engineer Horton and three train hands of the freight were injured. The train, composed of a baggage car and seven Pullmans, caught fire and all except one car were burned. Only one passen ger was hurt. GOVERNOR HIGGINi' CONDITION Responds Readily to Heart Stimulants Death Uncertain. Olean, N. T., Jan. 21. There Is prac tically no change in the illness of for mer Governor Frank W. Higgins. The doctors say that the fact that he re sponds readily to heart stimulants may prolong his life for an indefinite time. One of Mr. Higgins' physicians said to night that death may occur suddenly or it may not occur for several days. Granted Hearing at White House, Washington, Jan. 21. W. J. Oliver of Knoxville. Tenn.. and Ansom M. Bags of New York city, the contractors who have submitted the lowest bid for the construction of the Panama canal, were granted a hearing at the White hnns to-nieht by the president. Sec retary Taft and Chairman Shonts of the isthmian canal commission. Boys and Girls Sold Like Mules. Washington, Jan. 21. "Chinese boys and Chinese girls are sold in the San Francisco market every day like horses and mules," was one of the statements made by Representative McKInlay, of fnlifornia. before the house committee on foreign acairs, which is considering the Perkins bill to modity the Chinese exclusion act. No Clue to Church Thieves. Hartford, Jan. 21. No clue has yet bre.n found to the identity of the thipvos who broke into St. Peter's R. O church here yesterday and robbed it ot vestments and other articles amounting in all to a value over $600. SHEA JCltY I SAG RE IS Stood Seven for Acquittal and Five for Conviction. 'Chicago, Jan. 21. The trial of Presi dent Shea of the International Broth erhood of Teamsters and thirteen other defendants ended to-day, the jury fail ing to agree. When discharged the Jurors stood seven for acquittal and Sve for conviction, i The jury went out Saturday noon and after being locked in the jury room for fifty-five hours, reported to Judge Ball that it was not possible for them to reach an agreement. The judge then ordered their discharge. Notwithstanding the fact that the trial just closed has been the longest and most expensive trial in the history of Cook county the announcement was made by the state's attorney's office that arrangements will be made at onca for a second trial. , ' WENTY-FO UK JUIA UTE SEll VIC I To be Established, It Is Reported, Be tween Here and Waterbury. Waterbury, Jan. 21. It is unofficially reported, here to-night that beginning Monday, January 28, a twenty-four minute service will be established be tween Waterbury and New Haven. Cars will run direct from the center of this city to Davenport avenue on the Congress avenue branch of the New Haven line. The New Haveners and Waterburians changing cars when they meet between Mount Carmel and Cheshire. LEGISLATURE MEETS TO-DAY REQUEST FOR THE 1NTRODUC TZON OF BILLS PROMPTLY. Democrats Likely to Renew Efforts for Amendment of Joint- Rale So That Minority May be Represented on Four of the Important Committees Ballot Box to be Opened This After noon In the Homan-Statcs Contest. . Hartford, Jan. 21. The general as sembly will reconvene to-morrow noon, i and it is expected that Governor Woodruff will send a message to It dealing with the state's representatloa at the Jamestown exposition. An ef fort will be made to induce members to introduce bills promptly so that the session will be three days!, this week instead of two. In the senate the presence of Senator Judson will prob ably mean a renewal of the efforts of the democrats to secure an amendment to the joint rule so that the minority may be represented on four of the im portant committees. Several of the re publicans will help the democrats, it Is thought. In the house a biff batch, of bills, to include some of the Important ones which have been looked for, will be introduced. In the afternoon .the senate commit tee on contested seats will open the 'ballot box from the Fourth ward in New Haven to count the ivotes in the Homan-States contest. That Mr. States will be unseated there seems no question, but all the committee can do will be to report back to the senate Its findings. (Before Mr. Homan is seat ed, apparently the committee will have to assign a hearing on the protest of Mr. Fox against Mr. Homan's eligi bility. This may mean delay. Should in the end a new election have to be ordered, the call for a special election will probably have to be- through the governor. The house committee on contested seats also will begin hearing the Cromwell and Bridgeport contests. County meetings will be held, and those from Fairfield and New Haven may thresh out the matter of county commissioners. . NOT A SUIC1DI, Missing Stamford Man Recognized by Passengers on the Celtic. Stamford, Jan. 21. A wireless was received here to-day from Stamford persons on the steamer Celtic, bound for Europe, stating that they had met and fully identified Charles E. Barnes, the former Stamford man who was supposed to have committed suicide on September 20, 1903, by jumping from the steamer Prlscllla, while on its way from Fall River to New York. Barnes is a passenger on the Celtic. He board ed the Prlscllla on the night if his supposed death, hired a stateroom and left his baggage aboard and then dis appeared. No trace of him had been found, and his wife, who is now in Europe, went into mourning for him. Barnes was prominent here socially, and his supposed death was generally mourned. At the time he was manager In New York of a tyewriter concern. No reason Is given for his disappear ance. His accounts were all right, and it was thought that at the time he was taken with a temporary fit of in sanity. It is stated that Barnes' wife will be communicated with In Europe, and that she will meet the Celtic on its arrival at Naples. Dolllvcr Re-noinlnated for Senate, Des Moines, la., Jan. 21. United States Senator James P. Dolllver was unanimously nominated for re-election by a caucus of republican members of the legislature to-night and he will he re-elected to-morrow. Condition of Mrs. I. B. Hooker. iHartford, Jan. 21. It was reported to-night that the condition of Mrs. Isa bella Beechei1 Hooker, sister of Henry Ward Beecher, and a life long advo cate of woman suffrage, who is crit ically ill here showed no change. TILLMAN ATTACKS AND TIEN li'AKES APOLCGY FIRST AND LAST ATTEMPT TO BE FUNNY IN THE SENATE. Picture. That Body a. . Minstrel Show During Discussion of the Brownsville Shooting Affray Personalities Re sult In the Closing of the Doors McCormack Replies to Tillman and He Later Apologizes, Also Spooner Serious Washington, Jan. 21. Few features of the spectacular were missing from the proceedings of the senate to-day. The Brownsville affair was the sub ject of controversy, and the day be- ' gan with the announcement of a com promise resolution which brought both republican and demooratlo senator to gether on the basis of ordering an in vestigation of the facts of the affray : without bringing into question the au thority of the president to dismiss the negro troops. The resolution was Bufo mltted to and approved by the presi dent at a conference yesterday. When the "harmony" testimonlala were all in, Senator Tillman took, the floor and delivered a speech In reply to the recent criticism of himself by Senator Spooner. ,ThIs speech began with a satirical picture of the senate as a minstrel show, which iMr. Tillman later said was his first and last at tempt to be "funny," en attempt which at Its conclusion brought a stinging denunciation from Senator Carmack in resentment of allusions to him. This was preceded by a serious reply from Senator Spooner on 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 iMr. Tillman made a. profuse apology to Mr. Car mack, to all the senators whom he had' brought into his "first essay in the Mrs of humor-," and finally to the entire senate, "I very much regret that I ever undertook to be funny, and1 1 will never do so any more." Mr. Tillman then withdrew all he had said in his "funny essay," and said it would not appear In the record. ' This apology was at once accepted by Mr. Carmack, who regretted he had questioned the motives of his friend, and he, too, withdrew words he had littered in priptest. x y v- Mr. Foraker made a final attempt to- get a vote on his resolution but objec tion was made arid the matter will be taken up to-morrow. Mr. Carmack re-' marked pocularly that there were not' more than fifteen or twenty senators desiring to talk, and Mr. Foraker, feigning seriousness, retorted hotly that 1 the senator need not think the democratic side of the chamber could monopolize the talking. Mr. Carmack explained that he was only trying to be funny, that it was his first attempt and he would never make anotheriAs senators were laughing heartily over this party sally, adjournment was tak en at 6:15 o'clock. During the entire day the galleries of the senate were crowded to their capacity and the debate was also list ened to by seemingly a majority of the members of the house of representa tives who occupied all available seats and standing room in the chamber. TO ENLARGE ARTILLERY. Honse Passes Bill to Increase That ot , Field and Coast. Washington, Jan. 21. The house to day pronounced itself unanimously In favor of enlarging and making more efficient the field and coast artillery by passing the bill for that purpose. An interesting political discussion grew out of the passage of the so-callr ed "political purity" bill prohibiting corporations from making money con tributions in connection with political elections. A bill vas passed authorising the secretary of commerce and labor to In vestigate and report upon the "indus trial, social, moral, educational and physical condition of women and child workers in the United States." -; The measure, has already passed the senate. 1 V- After the passage of a number of hills under suspension of the rules th9 house" passed the District of Columbia appropriation bill and adjourned. IN VENTOR STEVENS DEAD. Maker of the Celebrated Rifle Bearing His Name. Meriden, Jan. 21. Joshua Stevens, inventor of the celebrated rifle bearing his name, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Wilbur F. Davis of this city, to-night at 9:30 o'clock. Death was due to advanced age. Mr. Stevens was born in Chester, Mass., September 10, 1814. In the year 1896 he resigned as president of the Stevens Arms and Tool company of Chicopee, Mws., and came to this city, where he has since resided with tiis daughter. He is sur vived by three daughters Adelaide, widow of the late Judge Wilbur F. Davis, of this city; Isabelle,-wife of Professor Tolman, instructor of Eng lish literature at the University of Chicago, and Jane, wife of Amos Crane of the Boston & Albany railroad. Fun eral arrangements have not been com pleted. Arkansas Governor Collapses. Little Rock, Akr., Jan. 21.-Oovernor John S. Little, whose inauguration oc curred last Friday, suffered a phy sical collapse this morning as he step ped from the car in front of the state house.