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J , s VOL XXI. NO. 284 12 Pogeoi WATEUBURY. CONN., WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1908. 12 Paces. PRICE TWO CENTO. DILL A CANDIDATE WUI llake a Special Elforl lo Get Place Held By Brandegee. RUSH TO HER AID SUGAR FIGHT DEATH IN COLLISION G0MPERS' SNUB BUILDING INSPECTOR RECKLESS DIHVIuG Husband and Friends ol Woman .Who Threw Bomb Will Defend Her. Six Perseus Were Killed and . More Tban Twenty tojorid. Uacklc-Stage Case Comes Ip ; Once More Attorney for Uackle Hies Answer. Trolley Car . Ron Away Down Norm Mala street and Barely Averted An Accident. Reduction of Price Said lo Be Labor Leaders Will Resent II One lo Renewal of an Old Fight, and Will Not Attend Roosevelt Conference. i Washington, D. C, Nov 11. Rep resentative B. J. HUI of Connecticut announced his candidacy" for the United States senate to succeed Sen ator Frank B. Hrandegee. Recent newspaper publications " along - thlB llne were not unexpected to Mr Hill. When seen last night in his apart ments at the Burlington, Mr Hill de clined to discuss his candidacy at length, because he Is preparing a formal announcement and plea for - support to the voters ot Connecti cut, which is oxpected to be issued In a few days. In reply to a num terof questions, however, he did taake the following statement of in terest to his friends: "I am tnlnf in fnaka . the raCC against Mr Brandegee. I expect there will be a warm contest, but that will do no harm. Other candi dates will undoubtedly enter the field before long. Including National Committeeman Charles F. Brooker. Wo nnatnnnprf making anv announce ment until after the election In order not to complicate the situation in Connecticut. I understand Senator Brandegee has been actively working to secure his re-election for some time. I anticipate that we will have to fight both Mr Brandegee and Sen ator Bulkeley, an the latter may stand by hlB colleague." ... Representative Hill bases bis claim for further recognition upon his record and upon the magnificent endorsement h received at the re cent election. He is regarded as the original Taft man and has been a 'consistent supporter of the admin istration's policies. Senator Bran degee, on thf, other hand, Mr Hill's friends say, Is regarded as a reac tionary. He Is known to have op posed the nomination of Judge Taft and to have voted against the Taft plan for the Philippine tariff. Mr Mil's friends expect that he will re ceive at least silent support from Judge Taft and that he will be suc cessful before the legislature, which meets In January. i The senatorial race Is expected to develop In a case of the field against Brandegee, with good feeling exist ing between Messrs Hill and Brooker and probably ex-Governor McLean and other expected candidates. This was Indicated by the following re- i. imt m. win- 1I1CLI IK Linus uj. , ...... . "Mr Rrooker." said he. "would be. . mnnA man In th senata of In any ol her- place." , For " the present Mr Hill win not say wnai nueu51.11 candidacy will develop, or irora ..,. it win Mime. He savs he ex pect to remain here attending the tariff revision neanngs 01 me ,,.4 mum committee. He will be represented by a campaign manager In Connecticut however. Washing ton wishes Mr Hill good luck. , PITTSBURG DRINKING LESS Birr Sales Off 333,000 Barrels in Year W. C.'T. U. Blamed. . Pittsburg, Nov 11. Beer drinking Jn PlttBhurg was reduced about 333, 000 barrels in the year ending with October. While possibly the financial strin gency had much to do with this, the brewers are iooKing angriiy ai wr n t it. and th Salvation Army people, who have in the past year conducted a hot and personal can vass from saloon to saloon, and most of the brewers are or tne opinion that these people did more to re duce the consumption of beer than did the hard times. . The women workers of the city have succeeded, with the aid of M or Guthrie, in largely suppressing the sale of beer In unlicensed places, and have wagered relentless war on the beer wagons which travel from The two leading brewers of thu city, which practically control mo trade ' home-brewed beer, have held their annual meetings and show a decrease in sales of 263,275 bar rels compared with the year before. The shrinkage in foreign beers will bring the total loss to beer trade close to one-third of a million bar rels. " Hitchcock Congratulated. Washington,-Nov 11. Chairman Hitchcock of the republican national committee arrived here to-day from Hot Springs, where yesterday he visited Mr Taft, Mr Hitchcock to day had a long chat with President , Roosevelt In which the president con gratulated him upon his excellent services In the recent campaign. He Is Improving. ; Washington, Conn, Nov ll.r A message received at the home- of S. Ford Seeley from New Tork, who was injured by a fall from a train on Monday evening in that city, says that he Is improving and that he jexpecta to return home within a fen l. WEATHER FORECAST.-. , i Forecast for Connecticut: Rain J lo-night, slightly colder; Thursday fair and colder; light variable wlnda, 'f becoming westerly by Thursday. The ridge of high pressure report id in the west yesterday now over spreads the region of the country treat of the Mississippi river and is producing temperatures of freezing md below as far south as Texas and i a far east as Michigan. The lowest temperature reported this morning was 4 degrees below zero at Yellow itone Park. ' " Precipitation has been quite ven- J y flB 1 UUIfUB I'noii v w cfcj -flu, ly' hours east of the Mississippi river, r I Jit (nn a fflvrt fni. thfa irlnlitlfV touumuiu ........... rain and colder to-night. Thursday (air and colder. ; Denver, Nov 11. That Mrs Ellen F. Read, the Denver woman who on Monday last attempted to extort $20, 000 from Mrs i Genevieve Chanler Phipps, the wealthy society leader, threatening destruction by dynamite to her and to her child, Helen, un less she complied with the demand, will have the support ot her husband and friends in this city should it be come necessary to defend her act In the criminal courts is evident from the arrangements already under way to trace through detective agencies her wanderlngB since leaving Buga lo Park, Col, three weeks ago to at tend the funeral of her father In Plttsfleld, Mass. That she will not be allowed to go free without being proven that she acted from an insane impulse at a time when she was entirely unac countable to herself or to others, Is just as evident from steps taken by Mrs Phipps's divorced husband, Law rence C. Phipps, the Pittsburg million, aire, who late last night had bis at torney, Gerald Hughes, request the police authorities to rearrest Mrs Read and hold her pending further investigation of ' the attempt at blackmail. In an interview publish ed this morning Mrs Phipps Is cred ited with saying that she will prose cute Mrs Read and that she believed formal proceedings had already been begun. - ' , When Chief of Police Armstrong questioned Mrs Read. after her arrest Monday she referred several times to a woman she called Madame Leroy. She said that she was to meet her at the Union depot at a certain hour that day and in order to investigate this assertion, the chief detailed e tectlves to escort her to the station, but no such person appeared. The fact that so much of Mrs Read's story has been found to be true has con vinced the police that there must have been another woman in the af fair who gave Mrs Read the name of Madame Leroy. It Is believed by Mrs Read's friends and the police do not deny it as a possibility, that Mrs Read met some woman while return ing west, perhaps a professional blackmailer, who took advantage of her weakened condition .aggravated by the use of drugs to alleviate bodl lly pain and prevailed upon her to en ter into a plot to blackmail Mrs Phipps. Mrs Read, during a rambling talk, mentioned that she and Madame Leroy had arranged to go to Europe together., . A jtheory is .that ih,e. so- called Madame Leroy mignt be some International adventuress and com munication has gone forth from Mrs Read's friends to ascertain if it is known that any foreign adventuress is sojourning in this country at pres ent. As evidence that Mrs Read had become the tool of some one, it Is stated that diamonds and rubles val. ued at 3.500 and bank notes. to the amount of $300 that she is said to have had when she left Plttsfleld are missing. ', . Plttsfleld,- Mass, Nov 11. Mrs Read and her husband left Pitts field for Denver on June 27, 1907, the day on which they were married. Mrs Read had been in this city sev eral times since, the last visit lasting from October 22 to October 26. At that time she came to attend the fu neral of her father, a former hard ware merchant of this city, who died at Barnesvllle, O., where he had made his home for the past few years. When Mrs Read was hero she appear ed to be tn good health although she showed traces of fatigue incident to the journey from Colorado. Her trip east was an unusually hard one. The first" night out of Denver the train was stalled by a blizr.ard and Mrs Read sat up all night in a little railroad station. Later her train was held up by prairie fires ad when she reached here she was greatly fa tigued. While here she exhibited some valuable pieces of jewelry to her friends and seemed to be bounti fully supplied with money. Mrs Read has a sister, Jessie Camp, bell, who is teaching school tit Roch ester ,N. Y. She also has a brother, William Campbell, in Denver. Friends of Mrs Read in this city remembered to-day that about four years ago she had a serious illness In connection with which symptoms of mental de rangement for a time were noted. EXPRESS HIT CABOOSE. Six Persons Killed and a Number Injured.- , Cheyenne, Wyo, Nov 11. Six per sons were killed and three others badly injured last night when Union Pacific extra freight No 2,223, east bound, collided with an engine and caboose at Borle, 11 miles west of Cheyenne. Thirty cars were plied in a heap with the engine underneath and the wreckage took fire and burned fiercely. It Is known that Engineer Schley, Conductor John Murphy and Fireman Christensen are among the dead. The body of Schley and an unknown per son have been recovered. Four oth er bodies are still under the wreck age. The freight train got beyond the control of the brakes and ran seven miles down a heavy grade to Borle where the collision occurred. Italian Runner Coming London, Nov 11. Dorando, the Italian runner who made such a sen sational finish In the Marathon race held here last summer will leave Southhampton for New York to-day on board the steamer Kronprlnses sln Cecille. He Is accompanied by his brother, Ulplno, who is a waiter in a London restaurant. Dorando will run a race in America with John J. Hayes, the winner of the Mara thon. He Is In good training and confident of victory,. and he will con tinue his training on board the steamer. - '. 1 BAD BREAK IN STOCKS New York, Nov 11. Price reduc tions in refined sugar caused rumors to circulate In the trade to-day of renewal of the old fight between the American Sugar Refining Co, and Arbuckle brothers. These reports have been based on the sccaling down of the margin between raw sugar and refined Is about 90 cents a hundred pounds. The gradual re ductlon which has been In progress has brought the difference down to 73 cents. This amount, according to trade estimates Is little more than the cost of refining,, and cuts down usual profits by about two thirds. If was declared in circles supposedly well Informed however, that the action of the two concerns In reducing prices was due to grow Ing competition for business and It was In no sense a bitter war such as was waged before. It was also said that the agreement reached some years ago between the late President Havemeyer and - Arbuckle brothers had terminated and that the latter declined to renew it. This under standing was reached about 4 years ago and resulted In closing the breach between the two concerns, and until a month ago they had been acting in harmony. New York, Nov-11. A violent break in prices of the stocks of the Harrlman Pacific railroads caused a feverish and excited tone in the early stock market to-day. These stocks were unloaded In enormous amounts by speculators who bought them yes terday on rumors that dividends were to be advanced at the directors' meet ings to-day. Yesterday's rumors were discredited over night and the belief prevailed that only the regular divi dends would be declared. Soon after the opening Southern Pacific sold down to 116 compared with 117 at the close last night and 119 at the highest yesterday. The low price for Union Pacific on the break was 179 compared with 181 at the close last night and 181 at the highest yesterday. The whole mar ket declined in sympathy losses run ning from 1 to 2 points In the active stocke. Support became veffet!ve...ln,Jthe course of the Jl rat r half hour'arid prtrwr-rairretf' wrtK'"Hhe effect - of quieting the activity which had been at a furious rate.. .,. TWENTY STUDENTS. Strict Examination of Candidates By Connecticut Medical Examiner. New Haven, Nov 11. The medical examining board of the Connecticut Medical society, held its regular No vember session hereyesterday at the City hall to examine candidates from medical colleges for admission to the practice of medicine in this state. There were twenty applicants before the board, Including a colored man and three women. The hearing will last through to-day. Dr H. S. Fuller of Hartford is president of the board. The other member of it who sat with him yes terday was Dr Samuel M. Garlick of Bridgeport. It is understood that the examinations under the modern re quirements are quite severe. All ap plicants are required to obtain a gen eral average of 75 per cent in these matters: Anatomy, physiology, med ical chemistry and hygiene, materia medlca, including therapeutics, prac tice, including pathology and dlagno. sis, obstetrics, including gynaecology, surgery. , . TWENTY MILES FOR DRUNKS. Rush From Winsted to Torrintrton "Jae Cars" Are Run. Winsted, Nov 11. Such large crowds from Winsted no license since November 1 are patronizing the saloons in Torrington, ten miles Bouth of here, that the trolley com pany is running special cars at night to occommodate men who like liquid refreshments. The extra cars have already been christened "jag cars." Four hundred Winsted people weer Id Torrington Saturday night and as many visited the sister borough Monday night, three extra cars being run. It is es timated that at least $50,000 will be left In Torrington by Winsted people during the coming year. Have Joined Forces. New York, Nov .11. Citing that the recently issued "call for hearings on tariff revision now going on at Washington does not mention hides. Interests represented by the National Shoe Manufacturers' association and importers of hides and leather have inined forces with the Intention ot demanding a hearing before the ways and means committee of tne bouse of representatives. These interests further assert that tbe removal of the duty on hides has been a live Issue for a long time and that they are being discriminated against thmneh the western meat Dackers Several conferences have 1nst beeu held here and in Boston with the re sult that a committee will be sent to Washington to appear before the committee. " Another Wreck. Pittsburg, Pa. Nov 11. Accom modation train No lS on the Mouon gahela division of the Pennsylvania railroad, was wrecked to-day near the Panhandle bridee over the Mo nongahela river. The engineer and firemen were seriously burned wheti tbe, engine, tender and baggage car left the r 'v, The passengers .were not 14 . f New Orleans, Nov 11. In a rear end collision on the New Orleans and Northwestern this morning at Lit tle wood, twelve miles out of this city, six persons are known to have been killed and a number Injured. The Northwestern train was made up of five coaches and a baggage car and all were derailed. The wreckage caught fire but was soon extinguish ed. Up to 10 o'clock nine dead bodies have been taken from then wreckage. LltUewoods is a water tank station and is practically inac cessible" either by telephone or tele graph. Twenty injured have been taken from the wreckage up to 10:15. Later reports from the . wreck say that the scene is horrible. Exactly why tbe collision occurred Is not yot known. STUDY TIMBER COXSKIJVA1 ION. One Concern Which Turns Out an Enormous Supply. The future development 0' the lumber industry in this country lies in the direction of a closer utilization of forest products. Both foresters and practical lumbermen now agree on this point. Just what can be done in this field is well illustrated In the operations at the mill ot the Great Soul hern Lumber Co, which has just reopened Its plant at Bogalusa, La, in response to the increased demand for lumber after the recent slump in business. This is perhaps the largest sawmtll in the United States, if not in the world, and Is capable of turning out the enormous amount of 600,000 feet of sawn lumber, board measure, per day. A reader can get a fair Idea of this quantity of lumber when he is told that its output is enough to build a little town of forty houses, along with a good sized church and a school house every day. This company was quick to gisp the significance of the rapid deple tion of timber resources. Last year it began a co-operative investigation in wood utilization with the United States forest service and arrange ments have just been completed for a renewal of the experiments. The work will be along practical lines and will be aimed to secure a closer utilization of the products of the southern lumber mills and at the same time produce a margin of profit in 'excess of thatobtained , by the metnoas which are now practiced. The field for work along this line is broad. It is well known that the superior grades of lumber, are ob tained from old mature trees, pro vided they are not weakened by di cay or other Influences. In other words a thousand feet board meas ure of lumber, sawed from a tree two feet in diameter, costs less and is worth more than a thousand feet 6awed from a tree only eight Inches in diameter. Moreover, timber cut from young trees usually contains a large amount of sapwood. If ties, poles, etc, are cut from such material they will decay far more rapidly than if cut from heart wood. It is not good business policy, however, In a great many cases to saw the most valuable timber into commodities which are relatively low in cost, such as ties and poles. It is the Intention, therefore, of the company to find out just what size and classes of timber can be best utilized for the cheaper commodities when given a preserva tive treatment. To this end a careful study will be made to ascertain the amount and value of the products sawed from trees of different sizes ahd just how each can be best utilized so as to se cure greatest economy and profit. For example, can a tree eight inches in diameter be best utilized for ties or for flooring, and how will the pro fits compare if treated with those sold untreated? It seems reasonable to suppose that the profits derived from the sale of treated timber will exceed those from untreated timber. Moreover, the greater use of chemically preserved wood will un doubtedly result In that wood giv ing a greater life in service. Henca the amount of timber cut annually In the United States simply to le place that which has decayed will be materially decreased, and a further conservation of forest resources will result. Recent estimates by the for est service place this reduction at 10 per cent of the total timber cut. The practical benefits of these experi ments and of the Investigations for the utilization ot sawmill waste are at once apparent Quarterly Dividend. New York. Nov 11. The directors of the Southern Pacific Co to-day de clared a regular quarterly dividend of li per cent on the common stock and the regular semi-annual dividend of 3 Vt per cent on preferred stock. The Union Pacific directors declared a regular quarterly divi dend of 24 per cent on the common stock of the company. Fire In Dublin. Dublin. Nov 11. The council chamber of the Dublin City hall was gutted by fire to-day and the City hall Itself had a narrow escape from destruction. All the paintings In the rooms of the council chamber, many of which were of historic Interest. In cluding the well known picture of Daniel O'Connell, were destroyed In the flames. Roth Found Guilty. Worcester. Mass, Not 11. Nicola and Felice Chlocchio of Leominster, charaed with sei-ond degre murlr In the killing of Paolo Prerltt In Leominster. December 12. 1907. were fond gilty In the superior eonrt here to-day and Jadge Gasklll sec. fenced both to state prison for life. ACTION OF BIG THREE Denver, Col, Nov 11. The News to-day says: "President Roosevelt's snub to Gompers wil be resented by John Mitchell, Daniel J. Keefe and James Duncan as soon as they receive the presidents' Invitations to attend his legislative dinner at the white house next Tuesday. "These three members of the ex ecutive council of the American Fed eration of Labor yesterday decided that they will refuse the Invitations. The invited afflclals decided that if President Roosevelt wanted to do anything in the interest of labor It must be done through the organiza tion (the American Federation of Labor) recognized as the parent body of all unions in the country." .Visited Printers' Home. Denver, Nov 11. The convention of the American Federation of Labor held no session to-day and the mem bers went to Colorado Springs to vistt the Union Printers' home as guests of the International Typographical union. They will return to-night and the sessions will be continued i morrow. As one day has been taken out of the regular sessions the time for the reception of resolutions will be extended to Friday night. CO I PRIVATES PUNISHED. Dishonorable Discharges for Ralph 6. Cashher and Arthur A. Battiste. Merlden, Nov 11. The Connecti cut National Guard, through Adju tant General George M. Cole has manifested its repugnance for sol diers who throw reflection on the militia by securing a police court record. In a special ordar issued from A. G. O. Privates Ralph G. Casbner and Arthur A. Battiste of Company I are dishonorably dis charged as a result of their being found guilty last month of the theft of an army revolver from the armory. After? the police court case the men were court martialed by their com pany, following this special order: 1. "A summary court will be con vened at Merlden in the armory occu pied by Company I, Kecofid Infantry, at such time as the field officer con stituting said court' shall direct for the trial of Privates Ralph G. Cash ner and Arthur A. Battiste of Com pany I, Second infantry. Lieutenant Colonel Charles F. McCabe will con stitute said court. By order COLONEL JAMES GEDDES, CHAUNCEV P. GOSS, Captain and Adjutant. The following special order was received by Captain George E. Proud, man from the adjutant general: "The following named members of the Connecticut National Guard are dishonestly discharged froih the mlli tary service of the state In accord ance with the sentence of a summary court to date November 4, 1908: "Second Infantry. Company I, Pri vate Arthur A. Battiste, Private Ralph Cashner." Injured Men at Hospital New Haven, Nov 11. The Italian workmen who were injured In the rear-end collision on the N. Y., N. H. & H. R. R. at Deep River yester day, between a freight and a work train and who are now at tbe New Haven hospital were reported to be In good condition this morning. With the death of two of the injured at the hospital last night, the fatalities were increased to four, and it is not now thought tbat the number will be Increased as all of the Injured ap parently show signs of recovery. Coroner Mix continued to-day. the In vestigation which he began last night Into the wreck. , CITY NEWS. Working gloves from 25c up at Upson, Singleton & Co's. Unfinished worsted hand tailored black suits $15 at Upson, Singleton & Co's. There will be a meeting of St Francis Xavier's Holy Name society at 7:30 o'clock this evening to take action on the death of John Tyrrell. The attendance at the 111th anni versary observance of the founding of Harmony lodge, F. and A. M. last night, was very large, visitors being In attendance from Watertown, Wol- cott, Cheshire, Torrington and other towns. The programme as announc ed in the Democrat last night was carried out In detail. The water' tax is coming to Col lector Frank Reeves very slowly. To date only $25,000 has been paid, al though there Is $90,000 due. Only three days more remain during the week for water rents to be paid. Thomas F. Devine. who ran for representative on the democratic ticket, spent $35. He contributed $25 to tbe democratic town commit tee; $7.50 went to the American for advertising and $2.50 to the Demo crat for printing. It looks now as If the water ques tion is settled for the present. The long wished for rain has come and everybody Is pleased to see It, even laborers who are forced into Idleness for a time stating that we need the rain and they are glad It wis not de ls wed any longer. But no matter how much It rains, the officials should be up and doing and see that no such conditions confronts th city next season. It was a close call and the powers that be should profit by the lesson. To tx sure waW would have been sernred from other than the d'y reservoirs, but it would be Insanitary and the public would use it at great risk. .. " , . Attorney F. P. Gullfoile,. as coun sel for Alderman ' Robert Mackie In the quo warranto proceedings insti tuted some lime ago, by '. Attorney J. M. Lynch for Charles Stage as depu ty building Inspector, filed his an swer to the. allegations to-day, as or dered by t'.ie court two weeks ago. Mr Lyn'zh's contention is that tbe board of aldermen illegally and wrongful'y appointed Mr Mackie, be cause Mr Stage had been previously appointed and had not been removed. He further contends that Mr Stage was appointed to the place after the death of his predecessor, Floyd Smith, whose appointment was made on good behavior in office, and there fore Mr Stage as his successor could not have been removed without cause. Mr Guilfoile's view of the situation is this: Mr Smith's appointment ex pired when he died, therefore Mr Strge could not have been appointed to fill "the remaining portion of Mr Smith's unexpired term." The terms of the city charter referring to the office of deputy building inspector concerned Mr Smith alone and Mr Stage could not succeed to them. The charter, contends Mr Gullfoile, is specific in its reference to the deputy building-inspector "now in office." who was Mr Smith at that time, and when he died the effect of the char ter died with him so far as it con cerned the office held by him. Coun sel hope to have the case heard on its merits as soon as possible. Announcement was made in the superior court to-day that the two cases of Kate and Theresa Kelly against the Connecticut Co., would notf urnlsh any business for the court. This statement was taken to mean th tathe cases had been settl ed, and it was reported that the set tlement was for $7,500. Counsel for the plaintiffs, however, Attorney T. F. Carmody denied that a settle ment had been effected. Kate Kelly was killed in the trolley accident at the West Main street grade crossing last November and her sister There sa was badly injured. The adminis trators on Kate Kelly's estate filed suit for all that was allowed by law $5,000, while Theresa brought an action for damages of $10,000. CHESHIRE SCANDAL. Jndee Huntrerford of Naueratnck May Be Asked to Help In Case. Judge Charles T. Hungerford of the borough court of Naugatuck was hastily summoned to New Haven this forenoon and rumor around the court house had it that it was in con nection with the election scandal in Cheshire, where it is said, republi cans bought votes right and left. Judge Hungerford is state committee man of the republican party for the senatorial district which includes Cheshire and Naugatuck, and as such he would be invited to take part in disclosing the scandal. It would be to his Interests to take part in it anyway. Lawyers say that the matter has been brought to the aftlclal attention ot State's Attorney Williams for New Haven county and that George M. Gunn of Milford, a very prominent democratic poliitcjan, Is developing the case for him. Rear Admiral Dead. Philadelphia, Nov 11. Rear Ad miral James M. Miller, governor of the United States naval home in this city, died at that institution to-day, after a brief illness. Rear Admiral Miller was 61 years old and was ap pointed to the navy from Missouri in 1863. He commanded the cruiser Columbia, later coming to Philadel phia navy yard, where he command ed the receiving ship Lancaster. He had been in charge of the naval homo for the last year and a half. "IT'S A MIGHTY FINE FURNITURE STORE." If ever a retail store was continually being praised it's this up-to-date furniture store. It's a store New York city might well be proud of. Our immense business is the result of selling furniture of guar anteed quality and styles that are a little better than the ordinary furniture store sells. "BEST LINE OF PARLOR SUITS I EVER SAW." That's the remark continually marde in our store since tbe new suits have eome in. We're selling more and more Parlor Suits all the time. They're dressy, up-to-date,, comfortable and more. value for your money than any other way you can possibly furnish a parlor in. ' 3-plece Parlor Suits $2T to $140. - 5-piece Parlor Suits $45 to $180. All new and novel in design, exceptionally well made and highly finished. The frames are constructed in either northern birch finely finished In the mahogany color or else are of aolid mahog any.! The upholstering the best. Coverings are of the most ap proved fabrics, chosen on account of durability as well as their . quiet charm of coloring. We believe that all tastes can find am ple selection among these new stocks.- The Hampson-Sellew Furniture Co., GLESW00D EAKQE AGESCY. lli-HO IAZ ETZIIT. i The Democrat has repeatedly cal-, led the attention of the authorities and the Connecticut Company mana gers to' the reckless way In ivhlch cars are run down North Main street It was only by rare' good fortune that a bad accident was averted thin afternoon. The car which reaches the center about 1:22 came tearing like mad down tbe incline at Kings bury street. On it sped past the cor ner of Cooke and North Main, with, no let up in speed. The conductor on the back platform was thinking about this time that he was riding altogether too fast. His hand was on tbe bell rope, but whether he signalled his motorman or not spec- ' tators that witnessed the run-away .. car were unable to tell. As the car whizzed past Spencer avenue the motorman realized that he waited too long before shutting off his pow er and reversing. The rate of speed , as it rounded the curve near the Wa terbury club was terrific, and the sparks flew from trolley pole and rail as the car sped on, and over the switch in front of the Odd Fellows block. It took this switch by rare good fortune, and rushed on to the center. If the car had left the trackf it the point near the green there is no telling what might have happen ed. As the car approached the cen ter there was a great shout and people hurried to a place of safety. During the mad run a policeman rode on the rear platform. When the car reached the center all the brakes were set, of course, but it would have been better had the brakes been set and the power shut off earlier. It looks sometimes as though motormen were - trying to breag some previous record the man ner in which they come down North Main street. . The motorman who had the experience ' to-day was a pretty scared mortal before his car -. stopped, and he , was nervous enough while he was describing the run to his fellow workers and he seemed to heave a sigh of relief when some one came to relieve him. To Attend Grange Meeting. . Washington, Nov 11. Represen- tatlves of twenty-eight states are here to attend the meeting of the National grange, Patrons of Hus bandry, which began its sessions to day. , Former Governor. Bachelder erf. New Hampshire, master of the grange, will preside over the tneet ings.which will be held daily through-; out this week' and next. President1 Roosevelt will, receive the grange la. a body at the white house to-morrow. . t Woman Collapsed. Chicago, Nov . 11. Wearied by complicated court proceedings, Mrs Edwin C: Devine,, wife of the broker who is charged with various high handed deals in finance, collapsed in Judge' McSurely's court last evening when she saw her husband sent back to jail... Judge McSurely will decide on Saturday whether Devine must re turn to Boston to answer the charge of defrauding A. B. ;Tracy & Co out of $32,000 worth of bonds by means of a bogus check. Best Creamery Butter IN PRINT 26c Each. Best Teas . . .. . 25c lb "- (None Higher) '. Best Coffees . . 20c lb EASTERNTEA IMPORTERS Co 89 South Main St. Up One Flight. 4