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VOL XXI, NO. 287
12 Pages.
12 Paeon.
Ef cry Uaa Woman aod Child Id
Towo Thtl Coold Spare a
Ntcklc or Uorc
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:
. 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
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
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. ,
Slobbora Fight oo Ibe Jersey
Gridiron Tbls Alleroooo Was .
WHnfssfd By Thousands
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
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
S. H. Philbin ,F. H. Tlbbett
Left halfback.
H. M. Wheaton .F. B. Reed
Right halfback.
J. S. Field Sampson
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
At West Point
First half. Army 6, Washington &
Jefferson 6.
Man Who Said He Was Guilty or
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. '
Appointed Secretary of Navy
Id Place ol MetcaU Who
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
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
With all good wishes, faithfully yours,
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
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
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.
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.
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-
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
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
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.
Creamery Butter
26c Each.
Best Teas ... . ' 25c lb
(None Higher)
Best Coffees . .. . 20c lb
89 South Main St. Up One Flight,
We have a large line of new
suits in, ranging in price up to

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