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12 Pages. WATKKBURY. CONN. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER H, 1908. 12 Paeon. PRICE TWO CENTa i ALL BUY TAGS Ef cry Uaa Woman aod Child Id Towo Thtl Coold Spare a Ntcklc or Uorc WORE A TAG TO-DAY Tag day in Waterbury opened bright and early this morning with a flourish and was a success away and beyond the expectations of the man agement, the 150,000 tags secured being exhausted early in the fore noon and the committee had to get busy and add to their stock, which they did in double quick time. The good work commenced shortly after 12 o'clock last night when Health Officer Kllmarttn pinned a card on Town Clerk Brett and received a ten dollar bill in exchange for the bit of cardboard marked as follows: THE ANTI-TUBERCULOSIS LEAGUE OF WATERBUEY. . While the tagging started early, ue real work ' was not-commenced j n til people got on the streets enroute to the stores and factories and every one was met by a bevy of bright girls provided with lots of tags and a box to drop your offering Into. Few if any at ail refused to contribute something. It was a field day for the girls, the younger ones especially, who appeared to take de light in stopping everybody they met, even holding up men In teams and automobiles and refusing to allow them to move until they were proper ly tagged. Some were decorated by a dozen or more lnsignias of the day, and there was not a horse, dog, cat or vehicle of any description seen In any part of the town but sported a tag, some of them having so many that It was difficult to enumerate them. The taggers penetrated every hols and corner of the town and anybody who thought -to 4ieep clear of them by remaining indoors made a serious mistake, for they went In and out and round about every spot where they suspected to find anybody that could be prevailed upon to give some thing, little or much, that being left at the discretion of the Monor, but Just the same a blind man could Bee the fair workers smile when they saw a little paper money pushed into the box. Everybody was good natured about it and the thing put more real life into the city than it has ever seen before, cranky old fellows that you could not trust to speak to on other occasions without risk of offending them, being as docile as lambs In the hands of the girls, and skin-flints that wouldn't think of ' giving a friend a glass of BOda in a lifetime, going down Into their jeans and pull Ing up handfuls of silver and passing Ing it out to the collectors in a man ner which to say the least was re' freshing in an age when we hear so much about alleged indifference on the part of the man who has a dollar towards the needs or his suffering fellow being. It reminded people of the old saying "one touch of nature makes the whole world kin," and prompted many to remark that not withstanding all we hear to the con trary the world is growing better right along and when approached in a proper way for a good cause peo ple are more willing to give for char. ltv to-day than at any other time in the history of the world, and Water- bury Is no exception. The taggers who got loose among the lawyers in the district court to day reaped a harvest. Court was about to open when they entered the lobby and nothing would do Judge Cowell and Court messenger Permn son. Clerk Gillette and Sheriff Smith but a fair tagger should occupy a seat beside them at their respective desks. Such honor as this scared the taggers at first but In a few minutes they bad accustomed themselves to their distinction. -After court, and fortunately it was not long to-day, the taggers went to work and they did not stop until they had the judge and the messenger and the sheriff and the clerk, Judge Lowe and Clerk . rassln of the probate court. Clerk Marsh of the 'superior court and Mes senger Piatt dressed out In tags. And the boss of the whole court house, Janitor McGraw, did not escape. . He as often said that be never ran dur- 't all the civil war, but if he got no .aedals for that, he got paper ones to ds. It has often been said that George H. Byrnes and the other clerks in the bureau of water ought to have more belp, but you wouldn't think so if you called there to-day. The place was crowded and everybody appear ed to be engaged in clerical work, The regular clerks were on hand, but they were lost sight of among the great army of women who rushed here and there with tags, flags, red ribbons, pencils, money and other things that occupied their attention, so that while the place is a busy spot all the time it was much more so to day than ever before, even In the days when people stood In files to be handed out books by the late Mr Rasaett and bis asslstanta when the Bronson library was located In that building-. . ,; . Some c-i taa boya in tne city saw V tcood chance of making a few I Vckels to-day and proceeded to buy 1 G :h Y tags for a flv cents piece and take chances on selling them for a larger amount. Some of the "newsies" in Exchange place started the trick this morning but before they could do much business the police baa BlfUblCU IUC1U aUU IUQJ j DUUtt7U, Later in the day a youth residing on Bishop street was caught disposing of tags near the green. He had no box into which to put the money neither did he have the band around the arm. -He was brought to the police station by Lieutenant Dodds but was released in a short time after he had been thoroughly frightened. The detectives and the policemen were on the watch all day to see that no children without the pro per authority collected money. There was stories that many boys were collecting money and placing It in their pockets but the rumor seemed to be without foundation. In the tagging the same as any thing else, some are more successful than others. It depends a good deal upon how you approach a person, and to do this to the best possible advan tage one must be a judge of human nature. "I'm out since early this morning and am tired and hungry, but I can't stop until I dispose of these," said a modest appearing girl to a few men in Exchange place this afternoon, holding aloft a small bunch of tags. Of course they had to help her out, but perhaps her elo quent appeal was simply a trick of tne trade. In any case It worked like a charm in that particular instance and maybe it served to move othvrs on and off during the day. The committee will be in the City hall annex until 10 o'clock to-night. Anybody who runs short of tags should call there without delay. - Dr Peter T. Keeley, the food in spector was tagged from his head to his heels at noon. At that particular hour he plainly carried more tags than any one individual in the city. When he entered the city hall where he had a little business, Just a little. with the city comptroller, he was stripped of his decorations and a crowd of taggers fell upon him and dressed him up again in tags at so much per tag, of course. One of the Buckingham pharmacy aides got - after a teamster this morning and didn't let up until she had tagged the driver once or twice the horse, and finally a dog which was under the seat had one attached to his collar. . 1 This was a queer day in Water bury. The. water board was praying for rain, just as it has been for sev eral weeks, while the officers of the Anti-Tuberculosis league, and a great many others were offering up petl tions for fine weather. The prayer of the latter was answered, the day, though somewhat chilly, being ab-ut right for folks who we're moving rap' idly from one place to another. Counting the Money. At 2:30 o'clock this afternoon six ty boxes had been open at the Col onial Trust Co. They contained 1750. The largest bill in any of the boxes was $10 and there was a check found for f 2. The girls that went through the factories were royally treated by the employes and in many Instances their tags gave out. In some of the fac torles the men that had no nickels. dimes or quarters poured pennies into the boxes. , It looks as 'though the money col lected will exceed the expectations of tne committee for this afternoon 50,000 more tickets had to be print ed and strung, making more than 200.UUO that have been turned out. Dr Spencer of the executive com mittee,-said that all the managers were reporting tremendous tagging, some of the taggers giving as much as $10 a tag. The appeal in the papers last even ing for automobiles was answered and Mrs E. O. Gobs, who was in charge of this department, said there wa aplenty of cars and every district was supplied with a machine. The men who sent their cars this morn ing were William Fulton, John Sew ell, Irving Stackman, Dr Dwyer, Irv Ing Atwood and John Lyons. Mrs A. A. Crane was out at 5 o'clock this morning and did tbe tag glng at the station. Before 8 o'clock this morning she had sold more than 3,000 tags. There are one thousand boxes out or at least that many were sen tout. They began to come in this after noon and abe now being counted at the Colonial Trust Co. The boxes in Providence averaged $30 apiece, each and the average amount for each person tagged thlr teen and one-half cents. A squad of taggers from Dr Grady's office under the supervision of Mrs Stephen W. Wilby and Miss Grady were allowed to stand in the lobbyof Jacques theater at the matinee this afternoon and bad great success. An other squad from Dr Grady's office went to the convent de Notre -Dame and received a handsome amount A squad under the management of Mrs M. D. Russell went through Poll's theater this afternoon also. Oklahoma Official Count Guthrie, Okla, Nov 14. The offi cial count of the vote for presiden tial electors as announced last night shows that Bryan received 123,907 votes and Taft 110,650, a plurality of 13,357 for Bryan as against a plurality of 27,655 for Governor Haskell, democratic nominee in the election a year ago. The total vote In tbe state for Debs, socialist, this year was 21,752; Hisgen, Indepen dence, 274; Watson, populist, 434. The aggregate of the. votes cast for governor a year ago was 250.409 and for president this year 254.917. Senator Farrell Exonerated New Haven. Nov 14. Senator Al ton Farrell was acquitted of all blame In the accident of yesterday tn which Edward - Linsteadt was killed by being struck by the auto mobile driven by tbe senator. Tha coroner finds that the machine was running at the rata of eighteen mllei an hour. , YALE - PRINCETON Slobbora Fight oo Ibe Jersey Gridiron Tbls Alleroooo Was . WHnfssfd By Thousands PRINCETON SCORES Princeton, Nov 14. Yale and Princeton met thia afternoon in their annual football game. It began- to snow at 1:30 with prospects of rain. The field was In good condition and the crowd came to the Held very slowly. The Une-up: Yale. ' Position. Princeton. A. F. Haines.... V.H. L. Dowd Left end. T. L. Lllley -. . R. Selgllng Left tackle. H. F. Andrus. P. E. Waller Left guard. A. A. Blddle. ..... .D. M. McFaydeu Center. W. A. Goebel H. G. Buckingham Right guard. A. F. Brides A. E. Booth Right tackle. E. H. Coy. . . ,r T. N. Welch Right end. F. Johnson .E. A. Dillon Quarterback. S. H. Philbin ,F. H. Tlbbett Left halfback. H. M. Wheaton .F. B. Reed Right halfback. J. S. Field Sampson Fulback. Referee, Pendleton of Bowdoln; umpire, Minds of Pennsylvania; field Judge, Hall of Dartmouth; head linesman, Young of Cornell. Yale Favorite In Betting. Yale was the favorite before the game started at odds of 7 to 5. The attendance was 32,000. The Yale team came on the field at 2 o'clock and was given a rousing welcome. Princeton came on the field at 2:03. Both teams ran through their signals. Dillon Wins the Toss. Captains Dillon and Coy tossed for choice and Dillon won the toss and defended the north goal. There was no wind and Blddle kicked off to Princeton's fifty-five yard line, where Tlbbott caught it and ran it back forty-five yards to Princeton's fifty yard line. Princeton's ball on her fifty yard line. A change was made and Dawson (formerly of Water bury) was put In to play fullback for Princeton instead of Sampson. First down ten yards to gain.. Dawson failed to gain at center. Second down ten yards to gain. Tlbbott was thrown for-Closl'TiflIvep yifrdH. Princeton was penalized five yard3 for Interference. Princeton's ball on her forty-three yard line; third down eighteen yards to go. Buckingham punts to Yale's twenty-five yard line; Wheaton catches and is -downed by Welch. Yale's ball on her twenty five yard line; Wheaton tore oft five yards through tackle, Yale's ball on her thirty yard line; second down, five yards to make; Coy made eight yards1 through center; Wheaton makes 4 yards through right tackle. Yale's ball on her forty-two yard line. Yale Loses Five Yards. Coy punts to Princeton's thirty yard line; Reed caught but was downed by Haines. Princeton's ball on her thirty yard line; first down. Yale penalized five yards for offside play. Princeton s ball on her thirty- five yard line; Tlbbott failed to gain around right end; with third down ten yards to go Dawson makes ten yards through center. Princeton's ball on her forty-five yard line. Buckingham kicks to Yale's thir ty-three yard line.- Philbin fumbled but recovered the ball. Yale's b-.Ul on her thirty-three yard line. First down ten yards to go; riaines made tow yards through center; second down, eight yards to go; Coy kicks to Princeton's thirty-five yard line; Dillon caught it and ran it back five yards. Princeton's ball- on forty yard line; first down ten to go; Buckingham punts to Yale's forty yard line; Philbin caught it and wns tackled by Booth. Yale's ball on ber forty yard line; first down, ten yards to go, when he tried Princeton's left end; Yale's ball on her thirty-five yard line; second down fifteen yards to go." Yale I -ones Fifteen Yards Yale is penalized 15 yards for off side. Yale's ball on her 20 yard line; third down, 30 yards to go; Coy kicked to Princeton's 50 yard line. Reed fumbled and Coy drop ped on ball : it Is Yale's ball on Princeton's 50 yard line; first down 10 yards to go. Wheaton and Philbin failed at tackle, third down 1 to go; Coy kick ed to Princeton's 15 yard line; Tlb bott caught the ball and was tackled by Brides; Princeton's ball on her 15 yard line, first down 10 yards to go; Tlbbott failed around right end; second down 10 to go; Buck ingham punted to mid field. Whea ton fumbled and Siegliog fell on ball on Yale's 52 yard line. Prince ton's ball on Yale's 52 yard line; first down 10 yards to go. On a splendid -forward pass by Dawson, Dillon got ball on Yale's 28 yard line. Princeton's . ball on Yale's 28 yard line, first down 10 to go. - Dillon Injured. Dillon was Injured In the tackle; Bingham replaces Johnson at quar terback; Tlbbott tore off for three yards around Yale's right wing. Princeton's ball on Yale's twenty-five yard line; second down seven yardd to go; Reed made two yards at cen ter; Princeton s ball on lale a twenty-three yard line; third down five yards to gain; on a forward pass by Dawson Yale got the ball on her fifteen yard line; first down; Whea ton made fifteen yards through cen ter; Tale's ball on her thirty yard Una; first down ten yards to gain. On a faka kick Coy lost ten yards; second down twenty yards . to go; Coy punt out of bounds to Yale's forty yard line; Yale recovers ball on fumble; Wheaton failed to gain through- center; second down, ten yards to go. On a fako pass Philbin loses ten yards. . Yale's ball on her An var.l line? third down 20 yards to gain; Coy PUntS to Princeton's fin vnrrt lln A forward pass by Dawson put uuu uu i aies so yard line, but as x-rmceion was guilty of holding, ball Was brOUKht back tn Prlnnatnn'a Rft yard line.. Princton's ball, on her ow yara line; Reed gets around ibjb s ngni end 16 yards but Prince ton was holding and Is penalized; Princeton's ball on her 30 yard line; a fumblfl and YnU vale noli rn Princeton's 30 yard line; Wheaton uiaae o yaras tnrough center; sec Ond down 6' varrla t makes distance and it is Yale's ball on Princeton's 20 yard-line. -'First aown; mil Din tore through right tackle for 4 yards: Yale's ball on Princeton's 17 yard line; second down 7 yards to gain; ; the Tigers held strongly and a plunge by Whea ton failed. Yale tried forward pass ana rrinceton got ball on her 25 yard line; Thibbot got through left tackle and ran 35 yards; Prince ton's ball on Yale's 45 yard line. First down Reed rtn - Hi left tackle for 4 yards; Princeton's ball on Yale's 41 yard line; second down 6 yards to go; a non-side kick sends ball to Yales 34 yard line. wnere rrinceton gets it. Yalt. is Penalized Yale penalized five yards for inter fering. Princeton's ball on Yale's twenty-nine yard line; first down. ten yards to gain; Tlbbott gets through left tackle and bv a Rnlenriirl n"nnh down the field carried it over Yale's goal line for a touchdown. Score, Princeton 5. Yale 0. Thn hall i punted out to the eighteen yard line, wnere union catcbes it and Waller kicks an easy goal. Score, Prince ton 6, Yale 0. LiUey at Left Tackle The teams changed sides and Yale kicked off. Hobbs replaces Lifley at lert tackle. Hobbs kicked off over Princeton's goal line. Ball was brought out to Princeton's 25 yard line. Buckingham kicked to mid field where Wheaton caught it and ran it back 9 yards; Yale's ball on Princeton's 47 yard line; first down, Philbin made 7 yards through left tackle: yales ball on Princeton's 40 yard line; second down 3 to gain: Wheaton made 8 yards through cen ter; Yales ball on Princeton's 32 yard line. First down Wheaton ' made two yards through center; Yale's ball ou Princeton's thirty yard line; second down seven to go; Wheaton tried to field goal from thirty-five yard line; it was a poor attemtp; the ball was brought out to twenty yard line; Buckingham, punts to. mid field; Wheaton catches aad runs- It back eighteen yards; Yale's ballon Prince ton's thirty-seven yard line; first down ten yards to gain; a plunge at center by Philbin made, five yards; Yale's ball on Princeton's thirty-two yard line; second down five yards to go; Philbin tore off five yards through left tackle: Yale's ball on Princeton's twenty-five yard line; first down; Wheaton made five yards through center; Yale's ball on Princeton's twenty yard line. The Tigers braced here and Yale tried a forward pass; Princeton got the bl! on her twenty yard line. First down Tlbbott got around Yale's left wing and carried ball to Yale's 50 yard line but ball was brought back to Princeton's 20 yard line; Dawson made 5 yards through center. Second down, 5 yards to go. An on-side kick ave ball to Prince ton on her own 45 yard line; Reed made 3 yards through center. Princeton's ball on her 48 yard line. Second down 7 to go. - Before another scrimmage could be held whistle blew ending first half. Score at end of first half, Princeton 6, Yale 0. The Second Half. The teams returned to the field at 3:15; Princeton is defending the south goal. Buckingham kicked off to Yale's two yard line. Wheaton caught the ball and ran back fifteen yards; Coy kicked to the Tigers fifty-three yard line, where Dillon caught the ball and was down in his tracks; Tlbbott got around Yale's left end for ten yards. Dawson went through tackle for 2 yards. Yale is penalized 5 yards for interfering. Princeton loses 5 yards for off Bide play. An on-side kick by Dawson to Yale's 30 yard line, Dillon got the ball. Tibbott got 5 yards through tackle. ' The game was unfinished at press hour.- . At Cambridge. First half Harvard 0, Dartmouth 0. At West Point First half. Army 6, Washington & Jefferson 6. ASKED TO BE ARRESTED Man Who Said He Was Guilty or Embezzlement. New York, Nov 14. A man who said he was John F. Scanlon, 31 years old, of No 14 Burton Place, Boston, walked Into a police station early to-day and said he wanted to give himself up and to go back to Boston to answer a Charge of em bezzlement. He said he was former ly employed as a bookkeeper by Ab raham Gunsinhelmer of 46 South Market street, Boston, and that in the past two years he had been systematically stealing from his voj ployer. In all, he said, he had taken between $1,800 -and $2,000. Tbe money was all gone he said but wouldn't tell where or how he had spent it. He was taken to police headquarters and the Boston police notified. , . Prominent Democrat Dead Merlden. Nov 14. John B. Dun lop, seventy year of age, promi nent In democratic politics here, died at the hospital here to-day from an attack of ' apoplexy, H; leaves three daughter and on son. ' NEWBERRY WINS Appointed Secretary of Navy Id Place ol MetcaU Who Resigned HIS HEALTH FAILED Washington, Nov. 14. Probably the last change to occur In President Roosevelt's cabinet Is that by which Truman H. Newberry becomes secre tary of.the navy In place of Victor H. Metcalf, resigned. Alleging ill health,' Mr. Metcalf ask ed 'that his resignation, take effect TRUMAN II. NEWBERRY. Dec. 1. Mr. Newberry, who has been assistant secretary of the navy, will take bis new office on that date. The following correspondence wa given out from tbe White House: Navy Department, Washington. Sir I hereby tender my resignation ai secretary of the navy, the same to take effect on the 1st prox. Very respectfully, V. H. METCALF, Secretary. The White House. Washington. My Dear Mr. Metcalf I accept your resignation with real reluctance and only because you tell me that it Is Imperative that you must go on account of the state of your health. I had earnestly hoped that you would e able to continue with me throughout my term. I thank you warmly for your faithful and efficient service In both of the depart ments at the head ef which you have served under tne. But, my dear Mr. Met calf, you have always been more than the head ef a department; you have been a cabinet minister upon whose aid and advice and above all upon whose stanch and steadfast loyalty 1 could rely upon any and all occasions. No president could wish more loyal and hearty support than you have always given me. I thank you for It. I shall miss you when you leave the cabinet, and I wish you well Ir, whatever work you may undertake and wherever your life may lead. With regret therefore I accept your res ignation to take effect upon the 1st ef December. With all good wishes, faithfully yours, THEODORE ROOSEVELT. For more than a year Mr. Metcalf suffered from a nervous ' breakdown that rendered it Impossible for him to remain at bis desk for any length ef time, and the chronic nature of his trouble caused him to abandon hope of recovery while burdened with the cares of office. Ou April 13 last as went to California to review the At lantic battleship fleet. He took a long vacation, hoping to be . permanently benefited thereby, returning hare Sept 1. Upon his resumption of official du ties his Illness promptly recurred, and he frankly told the president that ha teuld net remain in the cabinet. Champion Checker Flayer. Kansas City, Mo, Nov 14. Charles Francis Barker of Boston is still champion checker player of America. J. A. Drouillard of Kansas City, the only serious contender for the cham pionship title, last night . admitted hJrrR!lf hopelessly oltplayed in a series of games for the title. He re signed the match and' the $2,000 purse. Tbe'flnal score was ten games to two in the champion's favor with thirty-one games drawn. The match was to go to fifty games, 'but after the fifth game of yesterday's play had resulted in a draw, Drouillard gave It up. Roger Spent $1,151. Hartford, Nov 14. Matthew H. Rogers of Bridgeport, who was elect ed secretary of state on the republi can ticket, filed his list of expenses with the secretary of state's office to-day. He spent $1,151. $1,000 ot which went to the republican state committee. Body is Identified Danbury. Nov ,14. The body of the man who was found in "Never sink" swamp yesterday, was Identi- ned to-aay as H. A. Jepson, a silver plater, rmy years or age. He bad been out of employment for some time and is thought to have taken his own life. Rockefeller to Testify. New York, Nov 14. It was stated at the Standard Oil Co'a offices that the company will subpoena Mr Rocke feller, Vice-President Archbold and J. A. Moffett, a director, as witnesses for the company in tbe hearing now proceeding. Plenty of Diphtheria. Putnam, Nov 14. An epidemic of diphtheria here has necessitated the closing of the public schools and the Ilbary. ' - Emperor Dead for Sore. Peking, China. Nov 14. The em peror of China died shortly after' S o'clock this evening. FOETY CASES SMALLPOX. People of Brattle boro Are At Last ' ' Aronted to Act. : Brattleboro, Vt, Nov 14. Aroused to tbe increasing dangers from the smallpox epidemic which up to to-day had numbered more than forty cases In this town, the board of selectmen to-day considered measures of final ity in their efforts to stop tbe spread of tbe infection. Arrangements were made for the erection of a building in which all those persons affected with the disease who could not be given proper care in their homes, will be quarantined. Negotiations were also begun with a New York expert to' have blm come here. The doctor's offices were besieged to-day by applicants for vaccination, and it is estimated that between 1, 600 and 2,000 persons have been vac cinated. Thus far the disease has spread to more than half a dozen . towns In southeastern Vermont and the ad joining section of New Hampshire. In Londonderry, the case of Luke T. Landman, whose infection was dis covered during a recent visit to Montpelier and caused a general vac cination among members of the state legislature of the present year and of nearly 200 farmers who participated in a meeting over which Mr Land man presided. The board of select men has ordered stopped all public meetings and has closed the schools to more than 1,000 pupils. The sitting of the Vermont su preme court, which were to com mence Tuesday has been postponed until JJecemher 8. HILL HEARS GOOD NEWS. Tobacco Growers and Others Sav Thev Are for Him. v Washington, Nov 14. There were further conferences yesterday be tween Representative K. J. Hill of Norwalk and the Connecticut tobac co growers' delegation, which urged the ways and means committee to let the tobacco schedules alone and more of the delegation joined Chair man M. L. Floyd of Tariff ville in de claring their support of Mr Hill to succeed Senator Frank B. Brandegee. "I am for Hill for the senate," said Joseph C. Mitchelson of Tariffville at the conclusion of the tobacco hearing. So am I; so are we all," declared L. P. Blssell of Suffieid. These senti ments were echoed by other members of the delegation. It is expected that on arriving home the men will set to work for Mr Hill. "The only objection I have to Mr Hill," said Owen E. Case of Bark- hamsted, "is that we in the fourth district will lose him." As a similar argument is being used by Senator Brandegee, Mr Hill s friends are in clined to be suspicious. Before taking the train last nlarht for home, Mr Hill said, "Everything looks good. I nave received hun dreds of pledges of support from all parts of the state by mail, telegraph, telephone and in person. I expect to hear better news at home." Roosevelt Horrified. Washington, Nov 14. President Roosevelt to-day sent a telegram to Mrs Heney and Rudolph Spreckles expressing his horror and detestation of the deed in which Mr Heney, the graft prosecuting attorney, was shot down in the court room by an ex- convict. WEATHER FOEECAST. Forecast for Connecticut: Fair to night in north portion: rain late to night and slightly warmer in south Jjortitfn; Sunday rain In south por tion,' rain or snow in north portion and warmer; light westerly winds be coming northerly and easterly and increasing. An area of low pressure Is central this morning off the Florida coast. Precipitation has occurred during the past 24 hours over the gulf coast and south Atlantic states and as far north-as Virginia. Amounts of an inch or more are as follows: Augus ta, Ga, 1.23; Savannah, Ga, 1.54: Jupiter. Fla, 2.60. Conditions' favor for this vicinity rain and warmer to-night and Sun day. Storm warnings are displayed along the coast . See That 5 Piece Red Silk Plush Parlor Suit in Our Show Window Put Your Order in To-day for a New Glenwood. The Hampson-Sellew Furniture Company, Glenwood Range Afeocr. H6-J23 Cok Siitct CITY NEWS. Mrs Minor C. Wells, widow o! Charles Wells, late superintendent ot the Diamond Match Co of Southbury, died In Albany, N. Y., last evening. She leaves four children who llva with their aunt. Miss Martha C. Wells, Grove street, . v The long and costly litigation fof supremacy in the Apothecaries Hall Co and possession of the 409 shares of stock in the concern left by A. E. Rice, one of the founders of the com pany, is at last settled, the stock hav ing been distributed to-day by Frank, lln A. Taylor administrator on Mr Rice's estate. The heirs, Mrs Mary B. R. Munson, Mrg Ella S. Williams, children of Mr Rice and Mrs Helen M. Rice, widow of F. B. Rice, another child, received each 316 1-3 shares of tbe stock. This matter has been In litigation about three years. John Shea, 16, accidentally shot his chum Roy Northrop last even ing. The bullet, which was of small CUiiber. .knocked out. a. front tnith entered tbe mouth and scorched the uoys tongue. It proceeded no far ther. The bullet was removed by Dr John F. Haekett. Northrnn Hmj at 60 Wood 6treet with his folks. He bad been hunting with a chum nam ed Henderson and nn their return trip met Shea. The injured boy wai taken to thn hnma nf Tnhn SmiUa Oak street. Shea was taken Into custody but the case was nolled later. me Bnooung Deing accidental. Hearing that the show nlnvlna- at Poll's this afternnnn and thi uvan. ing used a tank in the nnrfnrmsnr-n which would have to be filled with 80,000 gallons of water, Superin tendent Kennedy of the water de partment called at the theater this morning to find out if it were true. Theer was a tank all right but not nearly as large as reported. But the show people did not use any of the city water. They reecived permis sion from Manager Judd of The El ton to get water from the spring in the rear of tbe hotel so they procured some sprinkling carts and carried the water to the. theater. . , Judge Lowe to-day handed down his decision on the contest of the will of the late Truman J. Smith, sustain ing the instrument. He made no memorandum but said that while his sympathies were with Smith's chil dren, three daughters to whom he left tbe "valuable sum of, $1 each," the evidence was against their con tention that their father was dement ed when be made the will. The mat ter will in all probability be ap pealed to tbe superior court. Smith's estate amounted to about $6,000. which he left to Clifford H. Wells, a son of his friend, Ambrose H. Wells. Engineer Cairns and a number of other public officials made a tour ot tbe Prospect valley this morning. In the afternoon Mr Cairns returned to the city after Alderman Hayes, -evidently with a view of convincing the alderman that there is sot as much water out there as he might have been led to believe. It is said that the so called fulling mill brook had less water in it to-day than ever before, and some are uncharitable enough to hint that the stream was turned out of its regular course into the berry lots and the alderman from the fifth hurried out to look at the -dry ditch. In any case unless ail signs of the times fail, the report which the engineer will submit to the aldermen Monday will contain few if any scraps of comfort for . those who thought that if the city could be induced to go to Prospect it would get a lot of excellent water t at a low figure. Best Creamery Butter IN PRINT 26c Each. Best Teas ... . ' 25c lb (None Higher) Best Coffees . .. . 20c lb EASTERN TEA IMPORTERS Co 89 South Main St. Up One Flight, To-day. SPECIAL $39.85. We have a large line of new suits in, ranging in price up to $175.