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VOL XXI. NO. 284
12 Pogeoi
12 Paces.
WUI llake a Special Elforl lo
Get Place Held By
Husband and Friends ol Woman
.Who Threw Bomb Will
Defend Her.
Six Perseus Were Killed and
. More Tban Twenty
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. ,
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
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
, 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.
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
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
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.. .,.
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. , .
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
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
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.
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.
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
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. ,
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.,
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.
Creamery Butter
26c Each.
Best Teas . . .. . 25c lb
"- (None Higher) '.
Best Coffees . . 20c lb
89 South Main St. Up One Flight.

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