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THE RICHMOND PAL LADIU3I AND SUN-TELEGRAM, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 190S. in New York, above the' Bronx, give Taft 39.446 over Bryan.-5 At ihe same rat the state above Brofix, gives Taft 155,193 over Bryan; 200 out of 11632 districts in Greater New York, give Bryan 6,105 over Taft This rate the whole city will give Bryan over Taft 48,860. Giving state to Taft by 10C, 233. .. ....... . , TIMES FLASHES HUGHES. New-York. The Tims is flashing Hughes' election. BULLETIN. New York The New York Journal concedes Hughes' election by 100,000 votes. , BULLETIN. Erie county. New York, complete, gives Taft, 40401; Bryan, 25,583; Hughes, 35,367; Chanler, 40.JT13. Roose velt's plurality in 1!KM was 13,087. BULLETIN, Albany, New York, complete gives Taft a plurality of 5,500; "Hughes C, 500. Roosevelt carried the county in 1904 by 6,198. BULLETIN. New York. The Brooklyn Eagle in an extra says Taft has carried Ohio, Maine, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island and Wisconsin, and that Hughes is elected governor of New York by 10,000. The Evening Journal says It looks like Hughes. Both par ties claim Colorado. Indications favor Bryan. BULLETIN. Rome, N. Y. Complete returns give Taft, 2,228; Bryan, 1,966. Same in 1904 Roosevelt, . 2,151 ; Parker, 1,912. BULLETIN. Utioa. Complete vote Taft 7,701; Bryan, 6,719; Hughes, 7,216; Chanler, 7,282. Syracuse Complete vote Taft, 37,794; Bryan. 11,976; Hughes, 17,124; GbJUger.O"-, BULLETIN. iiw York The New York Herald Is signaling . from, tower indicates Taft's election. The New York Times says Taft wins by 175,000 to 200,000. BULLETIN. New York, Not. 3. -State Chair man Woodruff says Taft will carry New York state by 60,000. Connecticut goes to Taft by 20,000. Returns at this hour indicate Taft carried Ohio and .. New Jersey by heavy pluralities. All New England States sure for Taft. Taft carries a large plurality. BULLETIN. New York. At 7:15 p. m., Republi can National Chairman Hitchcock claims 325 electoral votes for Taft; 100.000 plurality in New -York State for Taft, and that Governor Hughes be elected, ' ' ..' ' V V BULLETIN. New York-1 Hughes' plurality In NewJYork state will probably be about 87,000. : , " New York. 1208 'districts above the Bronx give Taft 72,262 over Bryan.' At this rate the state above the Bronx will give Taft 170,408 over Bryan. 1,169 districts In Greater New York give Taft 2,244 over Bryan. At this rate he wtU have the whole city by 3000 sad state by 173,408. GAINS PILES UP. Boston, Mass., Nov. 13. One hun dred and fifty towns In Massachusetts grre Taft 45,654; Bryan 17,728. Same towns In 1904 gave .Roosevelt 45.619; Parker 18,975. For governor Draper (Rep.). 89.553; Vahey (Dem.), 19.308. Same last year, Guild 34,852; Whitney 17.449. New York Based on 120 out of 587 districts In Brooklyn, Chanler's plu rality will be 12,000. New York 759 precincts out of 31, 043 districts in New York state above the Bronx, give Hughes 16437 over Chanler. At the same rate the state above the Bronx gives Hughes 63,903 over Chanler. Brooklyn In 180 districts out of 587 Taft will receive a plurality of 16,000, against 6,600 for Roosevelt in 1904. Brooklyn, New York 140 districts out of 687 districts give Taft 24,250; Bryan 20,629; HIsgen 229. i i i . ) Brooklyn, New York 160 districts out of 587, give Taft 28,171;' Bryan 28.845; HIsgen 2,572. New York. 110 districts in Man hattan out of 734 give Taft 15,593; Bry an. 18,985; Hisgen, 1,334. New York 130 districts out of 890 in Manhattan below the Bronx give Taft, 18,900; Bryan, 22,050. At this rate Bryan will carry the borough by 21.600. Manhattan 140 districts out of 734 in Manhattan give Taft 19,583; Bryan 24,544; Hisgen, 1.183.. .. New York. 568 election districts in New York state give Taft 161.074; Bryan, 119,577; Hisgen. S9S. Same in 1904, Roosevelt, 158,408; Parker, 101,821. 650 election districts in New York state give Taft. 173,828; Bryan, 128,494; Hisgen, 993. Rensslaer County New York Forty five out of 87 election districts give Taft 1,140; Bryan 8,973;, Hisgen 10, 498; Chanler 9,589. Same ia 1904 gave Roosevelt 11,075; Parker 8,549; Hughes 9.929 and Hearst 9,507, Brooklyn Twenty election districts out of 587 give Chanler a plurality of 1,004. v New York. The New York World says Taft Is elected. The returns from ISO ot 205 election districts in Boston show Bryan, 34,131; Taft, 34,869. For WINNER OF N. Y. STATE "ELECTION (Ay if 31 c&w&X x? CHARLES HUGHES. In carrying New York, Governor Hughes did not do it with ease. He waged one of the bitterest campaigns in the history of the state. He was opposed by the liberal element the principal part of which was the book makers and race track men. They fought his election to the bitter end, but were unsuccessful in defeating him. Governor Draper. (Rep.) 28,119; Va hity, (Dem.) 40,708. Manhattan, N. Y. Fifty election dis tricts out of 734 give Taft, 5,819; Bry an, 8,957; Hisgen, 574. Schenectady, N. Y. City gives Taft 1,795; Bryan, 5,801. Queen's County, N. Y. Twenty elec tion districts out of 113 give Taft 2,505; Bryan, 3,273; Hughes. 368. Greater New York. 104 election dis tricts out of 1.633 give Taft 19,341; Bryan, 21,357; HIsgen, 2,033. Brooklyn, N. Y. 100 election dis tricts out of 5S7, give Taft, 18,302; Bryan, 10,324. At this rate Taft will carry boroughs of Brooklyn by lo.otx). Brooklyn, N. Y. 190 districts out of 587 give Taft, 18,302; Bryan, 15,324. Greater New York Fifty-eight dis tricts out of 1,034 gives Hughes, 4, 773; Chanler, 7,932; Shearn, 767. Greater New York Forty districts out of 113 in Queens' county, New York, gives Taft, 5,540; Bryan, 6,925, and Hisgen, 700. Rochester, N. Y. The vote for president arid governor ' in " this city, practically correct is Taft, 24,069; Bry an. 17,641; Hughes, 22,711; Chanler. 19,110. New York. 187 election districts in New York state give Hughes 55,555; Chanler, 54,024; Shearn, 227; same districts in 1906 gave Hughes 50,357; Hearst. 44,314. New York New York state, outside city. 419 precincts out of 3,034 Taft 24,295 over Bryan. At this rate the state outside of city will give Taft 176,494 over Bryan. New York City Twenty districts in Manhattan out of 734 give Taft 2,088 j Bryan 3,457. Watertown, N. Y. The total vote here follow:: Taft. C.130: Bryan, 1,870; Hughes, 2,829; Chanler, 2,123. Elmira, N. Y. Twenty-six districts: Taft, 4,768; Bryan, 4,120; Hughes, 4,527; Chandler 4,210 (same in 1904); Roosevelt, 4,584 f Parker, 3,923. Troy, N. Y. New York Herald gives total vote of Troy, N. Y.: Taft, 9.752; Bryan, 8.549; Hisgen, 148; Hughes, 8,261; Chandler, 9,068; Shern, 153. Utica, N. Y. Taft, 7.701; Bryan. 6.711; Hughes, 7,206; Chanler. 7,242. Auburn, N. Y. Total Taft, 4.06S; Bryan, 2,734; Hughes, 3,828; Chanler, 3.106. New York Thirty precincts in Man hattan Taft 3,164; Bryan 5,536. New York New York World con cedes Taft's election. New York Thirty districts in Brooklyn out of 587 give Hughes 3,090; Chanler 4,099. New York Forty precincts in Man hattan Taft 4.7SS; Bryan 7,168. Illinois BULLETIN. t hicabu Estimated plurality for Taft in Illinois is 200,000. The esti mated plurality for Deneen for gover nor is 150,000. CANNON IS RE-ELECTED. Danville, 111., Nov. 3. Joe Cannon re-elected by 7,000. BULLETIN. Predicting on the strength of New York vote for Taft, the democratic na tional committee has made the state ment that Taft will carry 'Chicago by a vote of 50,000. BULLETIN. : State chairman . of Illinois wires Chairman Hitchcock that Taft car ries Illinois. BULLETIN. Chicago, Nov. 3. Five hundred and fifteen precincts in Chicago give Taft 1 79 78Q- Rrran K7 7 rkniin Sennli. - - ' J V. V. . - " , - J' lican, for Governor, 18,644; Stevenson, Democrat, 21,054. Chicago, 111. 133 precincts, report: Taft, 15,848; Bryan, 13,682. BULLETIN. Winnebago County, 111. Seventeen out of 34 districts give Taft plurality of 1,645. At same rate the total will be 3,200 against 7,000 in the county for Roosevelt in 1904. BULLETIN. Danville, 111. Cannon's re-election is claimed by 5,000 to 6,000 majority. Chicago 394 districts out of 1,200 in Chicago, Indicates a plurality for Taft in the city of 30,000, against Roose velt's plurality of 11,000. Chicago, 111. 410 out of 1,260 precincts in Chicago give Taft 56,977; Bryan, 45,933; 150 out of 1,200 precincts in Chicago, give Di neen, 14,051; Stevenson, 10,310. BULLETIN. Chicago Indications are that Stev enson, Democrat, for Governor, has carried the city of Chicago by about 20,000. Chicago. Ninety-five precincts out. of 1,260 in Chicago, give Taft 10.101; Bryan 9,799. Chicago 655 out of 1,260 precincts in Chicago give Taft 94.519; Bryan 74,673. Chicago returns from 225 pre cincts indicate that Stevenson, Dem ocratic candidate for governor, has carried Chicago by a plurality of about 20,000. Massachusetts BULLETIN. Boston. Bryan carries the city by 500, with one precinct missing. BULLETIN. Boston The Boston Glove announces Taft carried Massachusetts by HXW. BULLETIN. Boston One hundred cities and towns in Massachusetts give Taft 50,009; Bryan 11,649. Boston, Mass. Early indications are that William Howard Taft will carry Massachusetts by a plurality of 65,000. Boston Forty towns in Massachu setts gave Taft. 10,750; Bryan, 3.084: Hisgen, 337. The same towns In 11KH, gave Roosevelt, .10.910; Parker, 4.193. New York 159 precincts in Boston give Bryan, 31,830; Taft, 29.598; for Gov. Draper (Rep.), 23,403: Vahri, (dem.), 33,884. Boston 'Republican consrrassmen are elected from the First, Second, 1 Third, Sixth, ' Seventh, Eighth, Twelfth, Thirteenth and Fourteenth districts in Massachusetts and from First and Second districts in New Hampshire. Ohio OHIO RETURNS SLOW. Nobelsville, O. The early returns give Taft a 5tw majority. Roosevelt carried this place in 1!K)4 by 1,029. Columbus, O. 270 precincts of state give Taft, 80,(583; Bryan,. 27,400. i Cleveland. Up to 9 o'clock tonight returns from only one precinct- out of 253 in Cleveland has been reported. This gave Taft 235; Bryan, 153. Cincinnati, O., Nov. 3. Judge Tart makes his firBt comment with broad smile. "Just say everything looks favorable," was his remark. Cincinnati, O., Nov. 3. There are 4. 430 precincts in Ohio. The. ticket ia very long and will be late giving result. Not a precinct had reported at 7:40 p. in. Kentucky BULLETIN. Louisville, Ky. Twenty-four pre cincts in Louisville give Bryan 280 plurality; Shearly (Dem.). for con gress, 051 plurality. Louisville. Ky. Louisville and Jef ferson count 124 precincts out of 222. Taft. 15,477; Bryan, 12,863; Kin kead (Rep.), for congress, 14,768; Sherly (Dem.), 14.00S. Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wis. Early returns show gains for Taft over Roosevelt's vote four years ago. Milwaukee, Wis. Tardy returns in dicate Taft's plurality of 75.O0O, and the legislature republican. This will re-elect Stephenson. Milwaukee Taft is runuing ahead of ' lk. .,. . . . , . . , . . ! an iuc icjjuuiniiu ui'lvtM. III IU13 bUlie. Milwaukee The Sentinel claims Wisconsin for Taft and Davidson for Governor by an estimated plurality of 75,000. Milwaukee, Wis. 237 precincts in Wisconsin including 120 in Milwaukee county, give Bryan 29,918; Taft 35, 046. Michigan MICHIGAN FOR TAFT. Detroit, Mich. Hemans, democrat, for Governor, is running much ahead of the ticket Taft has carried the state by a large majority. TAFT IN MICHIGAN. Detroit, Mich Not. S.-Tae rspuhii- can state central committee claims the state for Taft by 80,000. Detroit, Mich. Reports from this state Indicate the taft vote will be but little reduced from Roosevelt's, four years ago. . Texas Dallas, Texas The counting is very slow. The total vote is estimated at 300,000, a plurality for the democra tic ticket of 100.000. New Hampshire BULLETIN. Concord, X. H. New Hampshire gives Taft 18,000 plurality. A rkansas Little Rock Arkansas will give Bry an 20,000 majority. Colorado BULLETIN. Denver, Colo. Both sides claiming state; though chances are Bryan has been successful. Iowa Des Moines, la. Five precincts in Des Moines give Taft, 1.NS3; Br.van. ;'.MJ. Utah Salt Lake City-Returns indicate Taft has carried Utah by lO.ooo to 20,fSOO. Salt Lake City Republican Chair man claims Utah gone republican by 25,000: claims every county. Kansas BULLETIN. Topeka. Kans. The hearvlest vote in the state's history has been polled. Both 'Sides claim a victory. Topeka, Kans. Returns from fifteen counties indicate Taft carries Kansas by 22,000. Maryland Baltimore, Md. Early returns indi cate Taft will carry Maryland by 5,000. Connecticut BULLETIN. Hartford, Conn. The latest returns indicate that Taft will ca'rry the State of Connecticut by 20,000. Tennessee Memphis, Tenn. Returns indicates Bryan's plurality by usual 15,000, Gov ernor Patterson (Dem.), running slightly behind tha ticket. Usual eight democrats and two republicans will be returned to congress. Delaware BULLETIN. Wilmington, Del General T. Cole man Dupoat, republican state chair man at 9:20 p. m. claimed Delaware for Taft by 3,500 plurality. BULLETIN. New YorkTribune says Taft car ried Delaware by 2.O00. Wilmington. Del. Republicans car ried the strongest democratic ward by 10. This indicates a. large republican majority in city. Missouri St. Louis, Mo., Nov. 3. Indications point to a record-breaking vote for city and county, probabilities are it! will exceed 140,000. Polls closed at 7 o'clock. Nevada Nevo, New Scattering returns in dicate Bryan has carried the state by a small plurality. Nebraska Lincoln, Neb. Heaviest vote in the history of Nebraska is being cast. Both state chairmen claim victory, but indications are that thiie state is for Bryan by 10,000. Lincoln The National Committee claims Nebraska for Taft by about 12,000 majority. TAFT LEADS JN OMAHA. Omaha. Neb. Thirty-eight precincts in Omaha give Bryan 7,274; Taft, 7.309. For governor, Shallenberger (Dem.), 7.091; Sheldon (Rep.1, 0.13S. Oklahoma BULLETIN. Oklahoma City The Oklahoma Democrat at 9 p. m. claims state for Bryan by 25.000. Guthrie, Okla. Bryan carries the state. The legislature is democratic. South Carolina BULLETIN. .Columbia, S. C Bryan carries South Carolina by 50.000. Columbia, S. C South Carolina will givs Bxjas stent 50.000 to 60.000 ma- REFUSES TO LET PRISONERS VOTE AND AS RFSULT LIBERAL ELEMENT SCRA TCHES NAME OF SHERIFF MEREDITH The surprise of the lection in this city came when Sheriff Meredith re fused to permit prisoners at the coun ty jail to be voted unless orders for their release were obtained. It has been customary for many years in this county for the sheriff to permit the prisoners to vote. These sheriffs have been republicans almost always. Mere dith's action was so surprising as to bring retalliation. He was classed by the liberal element wet republicans and democratic saloon advocates as a joiity while the state and congression al tickets are overwhelmingly demo cratic. The Socialist and Independ ence League polled very small votes. Maine BULLETIN. Augusta. Me. Indications Taft by 30,000. favor ; South Dakota Fargo. S. I). Early returns indicate Taft will carry South Dakota by 15, 000 to 20.000. Roosevelt's plurality in 1901 was 50,000. Georgia Savannah Bryan has carried Geor gia, but by reduced plurality. Mississippi Jackson, Miss. Bryan carried state by 50,000. New Jersey New York The Times Bays New Jersey Is Republican by a large ma jority. Florida BULLETIN. Jacksonville, Fla. Bryan's plurality 18,000. Minnesota MAY DEFEAT JOHNSON. St. Paul. Reports from nine coun ties indicate a Taft plurality of 100,000 and that Johnson probably will be de feated for Governor. New York Minnesota's republican chairman Brown wires Hitchcock the largest vote in the history of the state was out. Taft carries state by 150,000. St. Paul Returns in Minneapolis show that Johnson is leading Jacob son for governor. St. Paul, Minn. The Minneapolis Tribune concedes city of Minneapolis to Johnson (Dem.), for governor by 6,000. Pennsylvania BULLETIN. Harrisburg, Pa. Pennsylvania Is Republican by 300,000, early reports show. Philadelphia. The Republican State Chairman of Pennsylvania claims that state for Taft by 300,000. MAJORITY CUT DOWN. Pittsburg, Pa., Nov. 3. The re-election of Congresman John Dalzell in the Thirteenth district by a materially reduced plurality is conceded. Edward- J. -Duffy- (Dem.).- made- a mard fight against him, cutting into his usual vote in the industrial pre cincts. West Virginia West Virginia is safely republican. Virginia BULLETIN. Norfolk, Va. Republican state com mittee concedes Virginia to Bryan by 15,000. North Dakota Fargo. N. Dak. The republican chairman has telegraphed to Chairman Hitchcock, Taft's majority will be 30,- on first returns indications. TUFT MAKES GRINS IH SOUTHERN STATES Increased Vote Given Over That of Roosevelt. Jacksonville, Fla. The Times Union says returns from Southern states show that Taft has made wonderful gains. Florida as one gave 20,000 more than to Roosevelt four years ago. Tl Mnrf ca Of lffe. (cfnrta and children are conataatlv needier axarive. It is important to now what to gi Mn. Tbeirttcsiacr-aadboweiaareBOtatro: f!oug-h for salts, pu--f tie waters or catha . ilia, powders or tibieti. Ghre tbem a m' easaat. gentle, laxattre tonic like Or. Cr eil's Srrnp Pepsin, wbtca seas at the an rm ol W cents or Jl at trot stores. It is t -e great remedy (or roe to have aa txse bonae Tr tallarea wti-- iu PALLADIUM WANT ADS. PAY. Watson man, and his name was scratched. Workers at the polls had prepared sheets of instructions that were given to voters to be taken Into the polls with them. These contained a list of the men to be voted for. It had been expected originally Mere dith's name would be on this list as he has been held to be a ' good fellow." His name was taken off, however, and he went on the black list as standing against the saloon element. The deomcrats wanted voters in the Chairman Haas Says Watson Will Carry Wayne County by 1,000 Chairman K. M. Haas predicts that Watson will carry Wayne county by !a majority of at least 1,000 and Taft will have a plurality of about z.mju. This prediction was made at the court house about ten o'clock tonight HOPETQ RUN DOWN LETTER FORGERS Signers of Ministers' Names To Political Letters May Be Caught. ONE IMPORTANT CLUE. ENVELOPES IN WHICH LETTERS WERE SENT, BOUGHT OF POST OFFICE HEAVY PUNISHMENT FOR WRITERS ASSURED. Postmaster J. A. Spekenhier states that he has found on investigation that the envelopes in which were enclosed the forged letters purporting to have been sent out by the Rev. R. J. Wade, the Rev. S. W. Traum and Timothy Nicholson, were purchased either at the postofflce or at one of the sub postal stations. This is an excellent clue for the secret service men to work on in running down the authors of the forgeries, and it is probable that there will be some arrests made shortly. "I am very anxious to secure the men who wrote those letters," was the grim remark dropped by Mr. Speken hier on stating the Information con cerning the envelopes that he had Just secured. Mr. Spekenhier states that the feder al postal laws provide a fine not to ex ceed $500 or imprisonment not to ex ceed eighteen months, or both fine and imprisonment, for the offense of send ing letters through the mailn to which forged signatures are attached. Uncle Sam is very strict on enforcing punishment for any violation of the postal lawB and should the parties who sent out the fake campaign letters be taken tntrt rnstnrtv which now annears to be aulte probable, trouble will berobJecte1 10 lmnM!llata action. Mr. Wfct found in store for them. The result of such arrests. It is stated, would shed some sensational information concern ing the tactics employed by, the local organization of one of the great politi cal parties. COUNCIL ASKED TO ACT AS ARBITER South First Street Improve ment Case Is Yet Unsettled- MAY GO TO SUPREME COURT ATTORNEY FOR STARR PIANO COMPANY STATES HE WILL PROBABLY APPEAL JUDGE FOX'S RULING. Council was appealed to as final arbiter to compromise the South First street improvement case, which the Starr Piano Company, through its at torney. John F. Robbins, has filed bonds to have an appeal taken to the supreme court. Attorney Henry U. Johnson, representing the estate of John Schneider, the contractor who made the improvement, joined with Mr. Robbins in asking a compromise. He said that Schneider had performed his duties as required and his estate was entitled to be reimbursed for his services, but if the matter was taken to the supreme court it would probably be two years before a settlement was made. In justice, he said, to all con tractors council should compromise this case so that the heirs of Mr. Schneider could promptly receive the money due his estate. He said that Mr. Schneider had acted in good faith and that council should see to it that the city did likewise. T. J. Study, representing the city, advised against a compromise. He said that the improvement had been made on the petition of the Starr Piano Company, and in his opinion that com pany had been benefitted $900 more than the benefits assessed to it by the board of public works. History of the Case. Mr. Robbins stated to council that jail released as well as republicans and made application to the sheriff. Alonzo Bratton was released upon an order from the court. He is a demo crat. His fine was paid or staid, so as he would not lose his vote. He was sent to jail only Monday. Meredith made the statement he was going to run his office on the square and even if he is a republican and wants to see republicans elected he would not permit the voting of prisoners unless properly released. The returns which are coming In slow ly and it is predicted that the full Wayne county returns will not be In until about four o'clock in the morn ing. Marshall is showing unexpected strength. POSTPQIIEMEHT WILEG1L Mayor Schillinger Tells Coun cil New Hospital Ordi nance Is Necessary. DEUKER STOOD PREPARED. INTRODUCED NEW ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $4,000 TO REID MEMORIAL INSTITUTION WHICH WILL BE PASSED. When asked last evening at ths council meeting of ths general appro priation ortHnanc. containing ths S4 000 hospital appropriation, which was vetoed by ths mayor, could be called up for final consideration. Mayor Schillinger, with s grin. Informed ths city fathers that he understood thslr action la postponing action for two weeks on the matter was illegal sad that it would be necessary to introduce a new hospital appropriation ordi nance. He said that at the time coan cil voted to postpone action he did not know the body was proceeding la an Illegal manner; "I have such an ordinance to pre sent, said Mx. Deuker after the speech from the throne had been de livered. It was advanced to Its second reading and will be passed at ths next uuuuuu jueeuus. b -wcl just. Mwmim under suspension of the rules last evening, owing to an objection entered When asked by Mr. Bartel why he tig replied that he was not yet fuHf satisfied that council had a legal Tight to make such an appropriation. The motion of Ma BarWl to place the Wettlg resolution, made at tfcsUst council meeting, on the table Indefin itely was passed by rote of 9 to t. This resolution recommends that the hospital he deeded over to the city and that the board ot trustees be Increased to ten members, five to be chosen by the city and fire by Mr. Held. , the total cost of Improving the street, including the cost of the storm sewer, was $9,634. The Starr Piano Com pany's assessment was fixed at $, 168.11. This assessment was appealed to the circuit court and a petition was made to have three freeholders make a reassessment. On motion of Mr. Study the court ruled this provision of the towns and cities code was uncon stitutional. Mr. Robbins stated that he then went to the board, ss did Mr. Johnson, and asked that It recommend to council to compromise the case. He said the board refused to do so. Mr. Robbins stated that If council failed to do this he was prepared to appeal Judge Fox's ruling to ths supreme court. Mr. Robbins stated that it had al ways been the custom of the city to pay the entire cost of storm sewers out of the general fund, but In the South First street Improvement, the Starr Piano Company had been assessed half of the total cost of the storm sewer, which amounted to $4,242. Mr. Rob bins said that If the total amount of its assessment was reduced to $4351 It would be willing to accept the com promise. He thought .the city should pay $1,200 more as its share of the sewer construction cost. Mr. Study stated that the Starr Piano Company had been solely bene fited by the improvement and that the storm sewer had been made because the street could not be Improved until drainage had been provided for. He strenuously objected- to a compromise. Next Friday evening the council will meet with the board to consider the proposed compromise. LEFTWICH RETURNS. Councilman Leftwich attended council meeting last evening for the first time in several weeks and was warmly greeted by his fellow states men. Mr. Leftwich has been suffering with an acute attack of asthma but reports now that he Is feeling uit well. . ". '