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VOL. IX. NO. 2114 NORWALK, CONN., SA IT'iiDAY EVENING, MAY 6, 1899^^^ PRICE TWO CENTS HIS WIFE'S PROPERTY .Counsel Claims Russell L. ^ Hall Held Only a Life ;: Interest. : FAMOUS GRABLE CASE. The New Canaan Banker Was a Victim of the Promoter. " In tbe civil superior court yesterday Judge Ralph Wheeler listened to the arguments in the case of J. Wesley Supplee, of Philadelphia, vs. Russell L. Hall and others, of New Canaan. Attorney Tracy appeared for the plaintiff, and asked that the answer of the defendant he expunged and otherwise corrected. Judge Carroll, for the defendant, argued that the answer was complete as far as it was possible to bej under the circumstances. The action recalls the peculiar operations- of the regretfully remembered k-ifiClB C* Grable' the ,famous Prom°- tor, wvh os*e pttl'aHi\n» in these parts will ibeiong remembered. was & New Canaan banker and was 606 §f the Grabie's victims. He gaVe his notes j?o Grable, secured by property which belonged to his wife, and in which it. is claimed lie held sirpply a life interest. The notes feilifi# 01 redemption at maturity, foreclosure proceedings were instituted. • The defense alleges that^ wife of the plaintiff, during her life, efl£*'ned an annunity of $500 which was turned over to her husband in trust, and he invested in real estate, mingling it with his own. The amount earned by his wife with the accrued enhancement, due to the investment, reached $20,000. In all of this property the defense maintains the plaintiff had only a life, interest, and had no right to dispose of <it to'*the principal, as it appears he has an fact done. The court took the ^papers for examination. WELC0MEI0 PftSTOR The First: Methodist Society - Hold Reception in the Church. FULLY 300 PRESEN# A Fine ..Supper Served and the Spirit of •Goodfellowship Reigned. The First Methodist church society tendered a reception to its pastor Rev. James Montgomery in the church last night. • J There was an enthusiastic audience of about tjiree hundred people. Mrs. James Golden on the organ, Master Frank Sturtevant on the violin, and Miss Korn on the piano helped to pass the time pleasantly and B. M. Andrews gave a readirg. Thomas 1. Raymond delivered the address of welcome. Rev. James Montgomery replied in an eloquent address in behalf of him-j self and family, after which a social j time was enjoyed, the pastor going the I rounds shaking hands with his nevf • flQSfe; ' \ . ) A supper of all that was palatable | was then served. . ' EAST NORWALK. The Epworth League mStiting at the M«?thodist church Monday evening will be led by Saffi# Holmes. Miss Nellie L'Hommedieu will begin her year's service as organist Sunday morning. , t The' teachers of the Methodist church met is the church parlors last niglit. Jame? .L-'Hommedieu's class Gtf six young ladies held an outing yerstSfcrday afternoon at the; home of their teacher in Seaside place. Games were played and refreshments served. At ten o'clock the teacher took them home. Mrs. Frank Day is having a curb and sidewalk laid in front of her hous on Betts place. . ^ Trouting for Four Towns. Sportsmen in Stamford, Darien, •Greenwich and New Canaan can now go fishing for trout without violating the law. Two years ago a bill was passed through the efforts of Dr. Row- ,ell, then a Representative of Stamford, .prohibiting trout fishing in ihestrpams in these towns for five years. Since then Norwalk sportsmen have had the r;pleasure of fishing in the brooks lun-ning through this town into the adjoining towns. In N-c-rwalk it was legal >to„ do that which was forbidden in • Stamford. The law has been repealed. Oppose Seth Sanford. There is opposition to the confirmation of Seth Sanford, of Redding, for shell fish commissioner on the part of friends of George W. Halloek, of New Haven,who was not reappointed by the . governor. Benjamin Slade, of New Haven and Horace-Doolittle, of Bran-ford appeared before the committee on • executive nominations and protested . against the nomination on the ground, .principally, that the appointment was not distributed according to .geographical'divisions. |||; A Good Game Promised. ' There .promises to be an exciting game of ball between the Norwalk '.University School team and the Betts Academy team on Monday. The No-- "wjalk team if in good condition will fight hard for supremacy. The Setts' team won the game with the Trinity • school of New York last- Saturday and the latter nine has held the champion ship among schools with which they haVjs played during the season. Some .pretty good playing may be expected. z • Ordered to Parade. "'"Brigadier General Russell Frost has' been directed by the Adjutant General to order his command, with exception •of Battery A, to parade during the present month, as fellows; First, Sec-cond, Third and Fourth regiments to parade by regiment, and machine gun battery as a battery. — -A:: Anniversary of Bridge Accident. ' ; " '4To-day, May 6, is the forty-sixth anniversary of the first great railroad accident, when a train of cars were precipitated through the drawbridge at ^Jouth Nprwalk and fifty were killed. "Dead Broke."] That's the condition of lots | of people because they hare j been " laid off." jj Mne times out of ten there| is no excuse for it. Mne times out of ten they \ would find their .services in ! great demand if they would | make their qualifications and desires known through " the GAZETTE want columns. If the coat fits you send in your copy. \ SMM-BfiSHaa AMUSEMENTS DAUGHTERS OF THE KING. Annual Conference of the Connecticut Diocese • In Willimantic. The Head of the Family. The outlook for the success of William H. Crane's representation of ''The Head of the Family" at Hoyt's Theatre on Friday could hardly be brighter. Of course there is always a desire to see an actor of Mr. Crane's reputation and standing in the profession, and the desire at present being expressed is undoubtedly intensified by the many pleasant things which have been said about "The Head of the Family." According to report this play is o.ie of the most satisfying the stage has had this season. It is described as a clear, bright and jovial comedy of domestic life that has one serious strain running through its mirth. The production will be a* handsome one, ifc is promised and the sale of seats; which begins this morning, will be large enough to again attest how popular the actor is in this city. ' '' , ' Trolley Roads Delayed. '' " v The Norwalk trolley lines are unable to secure steel rails, switches,etc. neces* sary for their proposed improvements as the steel companies are taking- oi-~ ders to be filled when possible. This delay will probably prevent the Street Railway cars from going to Roton this summer and the Tramway company 'from extending their line to New Ca- . uaan. The Weather. Fair to-night and Sunday. J J The seventh annual conference of the Daughters of the King of the diocese of Connecticut, was held at St. Paul's church in Willimantic yesterday with 75 delegates attending. Bishop Chaun-cey B. Brewster was present and at 10 a. m. celebrated the holy communion. He was assistei by the Rav. Dr. Samuel Hart, of Trinity college, Hartford, and the Rev. Henry Macbeth of St. Paul's church, Willimantic. A memorial address on the late Bishop Williams was delivered by Dr. Hart. At the busi1 ness meeting of the Daughters of the King, the following officers were elected: President, Mrs. T. L. James of Seymour; first vice-president, Mrs. F. A. Peck of New Haven; second vice-president, Mrs. Carrie Beaumont of New Haven; secretary and treasurer, Miss A. E. Burt of Hartford. The sum of $50 was voted to the Bishop Wil-> liams memorial fund. Officers Elected. The Farther Lights Society of the Sou^h Norwalk Baptist church held its annual business meeting and election of officers in the church last night. The following officers were elected: President—Mis§ Vjol^ pecker, Vic© Prisldetit— Ciifton fioolesy. Treasurer—Miss Lottie Morrell. Secretary—Miss Edith Ostrander. Mail's Treasurer—Walter T. Aiken. There WfW a good atfeendaoce at the meeting. - ——.Viae Telephone Operator It is told that on the night of the firemen's inspection Mike Powers ran shy of Ruppert's celebrated amber nectar, and fearing that he would not have a sufficient quantity oii hand to supply the demand until closing-up time, he went to the telephone to call up Frank Donohue and order an extra supply. The night operator was on duty when Mike gave the bell several violent twists, and quickly responded with "Hello! What number? Who do you want . "Donohue," exclaimed Mike, in his richest brogue. "Well, I'm blessed," said the man of the 'phone, "If you don't know who how in the devil do you suppose I do?" and bang went the switch a's he connected two other subscribers. Mike didn't get his beer, nor does he yet understand why it was that he was so suddenly cut off from the 'phone. The Real Widow Brown. A good sized audience attended the production of "The Real Widow Brown," at Hoyt's Theatre last evening. The piece was an amusing comedy presented by an excellent company and kept the audience in a roar of laughter the entire evening. The specialties were excellent, especially those by W. C. Barrington and Eddie Clark and the sweet singing of Miss Luna Cooper, which was a treat seldom met with. \ Camera Club. Friday evening the Camera club held' a very interesting entertainment at Brown's College in Washington street- The^Club has been studying the new photographic paper, the vebox and W. F. Thode. an expert from Boston, gave a demonstration on that paper.. He printed and finished. About 50 people were present. Lindsley—Benedict. Miss Susan Benedict, one of Nor-walk's popular school teachers, whore-sided at 3 Elmcrest Terrace, was married to Edward H. Lindsley, of Pough-keepsie, Monday, in New York. The couple are now in the south, and their future residence will be Poughkeepsie, N. Y, FEARED AN OPERATION. Rather Than Submit to It a Bridgeport Man '•C Committed Suicide. NeW Court Officers. • Judge Russell Frost announced the new Town Court officers, for the ensuing year, this morning. They are: Attorneys Joseph R. Taylor and E* M. Lockwood, prosecutors; W. F, Tammany, clerk. Their terms begin -fcc* Property Transferred. " Deeds were filed this morning fron? fee Norwalk Gaslight company and the Norwalk and South Norwalk Electric Light company transferring all prop-' erties to the Connecticut Lighting and Power ,oompany.H^a|Bg|g. |Case Settled. Thei"i?ffiSi of Frank McCoPmacc v.-. William .v.aroin was this morning1 settled by the payment, of the judgment obtained'agdinst-MtvMartiu The body of Frank Spencer, 35 years old, who disappeared from Bridgeport April 1, was found yesterday near the Naugatuck dock by Captain Peter Boeru'm of the Canal boat Willis B. The. body had evidently been in the water about a month as the head was badly decomposed. Spencer went to Bridgeport about a year ago from Win-sted and was despondent over an impending operation for internal trouble. Death was due to drowning probably suicide. Is it Malaria or Alum? - [Popular Science Monthly.] Languor, loss of appetite, indigestion and often feverishness are the.con^mon symptoms of a physiological c^Sition "malaria." All these symptoms may bejand fretpQhtly are the effects of the use'of alum baking powder in fOQtl making, There is no question about the pollonous effects of alum upon the system. It obstructs digestion, prostrates the nerves, coagulates and devitalizes the blood. All this has been made clear, thanks to physicians, boards of health, and food commissioners. So "highly injurious to the health of the Community" does the eminent head of the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Barker, consider the baking powder, that he says "their sjile should be prohibited by law." Under these circumstances it is worth the while of every housewife to employ v-. -ry little care that is necessary 4116"*v-,. ~erous an element from ttf Kgej} §o Qaiig,^ thef food dt Her' f&fflity.-. : y , A pure cream! of tart a" baking P07r der, which is the Ohly kind th<?*' ® ^ be used, oug&tytio'dbst about forty-*-^e to fifty cents a* pound. Therefore, if you are paying, aiuch less, something is wrong; if you ai'® paying twenty-five cents or less per pound, the powder is certainly made from a£»m. Always bear these simple facts in mind when puchasing baking pow der. THE WHEEL CONTEST, : The ballot at noon to-day was as lows : Lrving H. Reed, Pioneer J. J. Goodwin, Old Well J. H. Magner, Hope Hose Smith Northrop, Phoenix Elbert W. Clark, Putnam Hose D.Hart Weeks, Phoeni^ Charles M. Smith, Pioneer, Leo Davis, Old Well Samuel McGowan. Putnam Hose : Geo. S. Grumman, Phoenix F. W. Darmer, Old Well H. D. Cornell, Fire Police . L. M. Smith, Mayflower D. W. Harford, Old Well Chief F. M. Wheeler, E.N.F.D. Patrick F. Slattery, Hope Hose, E. V. Baker, Old Well • Joseph Matheis' Pioneer Harry Mitchell, Pioneer . Fred Weiseit Howard L-Lowndes,.Old Well " Geo. F. Foote, Old Well John Yost, Putnam Hose — ' Death of EdWard Hyatt. Edward A.- Hyatt died' at his home oil the Saugatuck road1 this morning, after an illness of about thtee weeks. His wife and two children survive him; He was 56 years of age. ; . CANNON. Cannon Gi'aoge will meet in the school house until the new public hall is fitffstted. : : 'V, \ Charles' Oodfre'y raised hid house this week, and it i'3 being rapidly pushed toward completfcto.- , " . v Mrs. Bethel and ttf# daughters have returned from their Wfrrte'r from3 in New York city to their suWrner home here. TJie stock of the Cannon Impi'oVe-ment Co. is all subscribed for. ' fol- 3241 3029 896 227 158 84 .72 68 19 15 •16 20 2 2 1 .. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 DARIEN v V At the trial of John Clias3 bt fore Justice Schiltneck yesterday on the charge of bastardy preferred by Bert-zah Zemetski, the justice reserved his decision until Thursday, Herman Quittner' giving bonds for the accused's appearance. £'••••=: - «• * »» C—-J K'X' Red Hot From the Gun'1 Was the ball tha. hit G. B. Steadman of Newark, ,. in the Civil War. It caused horr;'--'' Ulceus that no treatment helped for 2U years. Then Buck-len's Arniua Salve cured him. Cures Cuts, Bruises, Burns, Boils, Felons, Corns,7 Skin Eruptions. Best Pile curfe on earth. 25cts. a box. Cure guaranteed: Sold by John A. Rigjre, Druggist ill MUin-street- IN MCELROY'S FAVOR Bridgeport's Republican Tax Collector Wins First Round in Contest. T•*,- GOES TO HIGHER COURT Patrick Coughlin Will Try the Supreme Court : • ot Errors. - THE INSANE HOSPITAL - ^ ~ BRIDGEPORT, May 6.—Judge Ralph Wheeler's decision in the Coughlin- McElroy contested election case was rendered yesterday. It gives Mr. Mc- Elroy a plurality of 22 votes. Attorney Davenport, for Mr. Coughlin, has appealed the case to the supreme court of errors. He will make an effort to have it heard early in June. Election cases are given the preference and a speedy adjudication is looked for. In rendering his de^i^iQti flje Judge announced that he had rejected 38 ballots which bore a Patrick Coughlin paster over the origi lal paster on the ballot. Those ballots which bore the paster of Joseph P. Coughlin over the republican candidate for tax collector were also rejected. The ballots which contained pastors upside down were counted, Tbe decision gives McElroy a total of 5,053 and Coughlin 5,031. The original count was McElroy 5,083 and Coughlin 5.065. This shows a pf 30 Vofcg§ for Ml4. McElroy from ihe origiaai tidiirife- and 84 less for Mr. Cotig>kii& -j \ SUNDAY AT THE CHURCHES. FlfiS? CONSSEGATIONAL CHURCH.— Thomas K. Noble, pastor. Services at 10:30 a. m. and 7:30 p.m. Rev. Thomas C. Jackson of Maynard, Mass, will preach morning and evening. Sunday school at 12 m. Y. P. S. C. E. at 6:30 p.m. To-Night and To-morrow Night, And each day and night during this week, you can get at any druggist's, Kemp's Balsam for the Throat and Lungs acknowledged to be the most successful remedy ever sold for Coughs, C'-oup, Bronchitis, Asthma and Consumption. Get a bottle to-day and keep it always in the house, so you can check your cold at once. Price 25c and 50c. Sample bottle free. Miss Florence Jennings of West street,v an operator of the Southern New Englaad Telephone Co.. is slowly recovering from her illness. The gate between the stations at Darien caught fire about 4 o'clock this morning and burned up, the plank floor also being destroyed. Tallmage VanDoren, tiie young son of the new Baptist minister, has purchased a sail boat, and will join the fleet of the Young America Yacht club. A large picture of the lodge to be built at the entrance of Riverside cemetery is on exhibition in the window (rf David W. Raymond's office on Washington street. The warden and burgesses of West Haven have notified the police officers of the borough that they must arrest all bicyclists who ride their wheels on the sidewalk.- John Soratt wa3 arrested last night for intoxication by Officer Walter Hall. He furnished a cash bond of $8 and as he did not appear this morning Judge Froat declared the bond forfeited. ^ Vice Pre'^lde'rlfc John M. Hall of the New York, Ne'vtf Haven and Hartford railroad announces? th&t trains will begin running regularly the Norwich and' Worcester extension1 otaf Thursday, Jllbe 1'. . , V . D&didll Hahlon was arrested by Chief Bradley yesterday afternoon for intoxi-r cation/ This'morning Judge Gregory sentenced'him to 30 days in jail and suspended "sentence upon the promise of the prisc&er' t6 leave town and not return. H| —. a 11 * ^ 3p What Do tbe^Children Drink? Don't give them tea or coffee. Have you tried the new . food drink called Grain-O V It is deliciOiis and nourishing and take#the place of coffee. The more Grain-O you give thechildren the more health you distribute through their systems. Grain-O is made of pure grains, and when properly, prepared tastes like the choice grades of coffee but costs about i as much* Avtl grocers sellit. 15c and 25c. :: Committee Will Visit^Npr- . walk on Friday \ * r 1 Next. NORWICH ON THURSDAY. To Inspect the Proposed Sites for the Newjf Building. ^ The committee on humane institu-tions have set Friday, May 12, as the^gl|J| day upon .which they will visit Nor-, walk and inspect the site upon which it is proposed to build the, new insant» v " hospital. - • " 1" '' ''''i" Prior to coming ta Norwalk the com-;. If 1, it next and look over tl\e. Fort Point site,s|s||||^-:c; which has beei^ y.gc^mmg.qd^cl by that " -1 ' & ^ , p; •Sll||; Disclijirprcs For Tlalelgli's Crew# WASHINGTON, May 6.—The cfruiser "^'^1 fealeigh, after leaving Southport, where _ ^ _r^t she now is, will proceed "northwafa, probably touching at New York again, on her way to Portsmouth, N. H., where ^ r she will be put out of commission pre- ™ liminary to extensive repairs and alterations. Orders have been given Captain Coghlan to commence the discharge of the men entitled! which includes abggt ( half of the crew £1; the Tne' captain is aufi?5rized to provide rail^, •\yay transportation to New York and p6ft§mouth for such of as re" quest it. The remainder of the ; w , crew, whose ternis ^. «erVl56 hatfe not exnire^ wlll gfefr&bly be placed on the , ' receiving ship Vermpsjt & the New York navy yard, ana Captaitt ^ himself will be placed on -svaitinf oir* ' ders, Will Not Affect Vs. ^ ^ V WASHlNGTON, May 6.—Official as; , feiiraiices have bl^fi §lveh. to our gov-ferriment that the agreement reach^ ( feSfcweeii Great Britain and Russia "as sphii'SS M ihfltienge in Gl^ina concerns ofily the tW6 parties and that in no rft^Jinef does it affect the lnt€P5gts of the United gtates. The agfeement does not amount to a seizure of the lands in China defined being within either of the two spheres, and even should any territory be acquired in them by either of the parties to this agreement the United States, it has been stated, will not be the subject of any discrimination in commercial or trade matters. Such rights as are now possessed in treaty ports will continue to be enjoyed freely by the United States. . 0 .... Bridges For the World. PHILADELPHIA, May 6.—The Phoenix Bridge works of Phcenixvill.e has just contracted'with representatives of the Japanese government to build a large steel bridge for the Imperial railroad of Japan. The contract was secured after a sharp competition with a number of the leading bridge building firms of Europe. The company has also contracted to build a number of steel bridges and viaducts for railroads in Brazil, Canada, Central America and Peru, besides building 12 steel railroad bridges fpr the Eastern Chinese railroad, the southeastern terminus of the grea't Transsiberian railroad now being built by the Russian government. Dinner Service For Raleigii. ^ | "WILMINGTON, N. C., May 6.—Tv/6 elaborate receptions were tendered*to Captain Coghlan and Mrs- Coghlan and the officers of the cruiser Raleigh in this city last night. The first was at the residence of Mrs. James Sprunt at 6:30 o'clock, when a handsome silver dinner service was presented to the cruiser. One of the pieces bears the, following inscription: "Presented by a few friends in Wilmington, N. C., to the United . States cruiser Rr.lelgh to commemorate her arrival in Cap6 Pear waters with the trophy from Manila, May 1, 1899." <• Coal Miners Killed. ! SHENANDOAH, Pa., May G.-^Whii^* Bernard Sucotskie, aged 28 years, and Henry Chesona, aged 23, coal miners, were loading coal cars in the Turkey , Hun colliery near here yesterday they ; were caught under a fall of top coal and almost instantly killed. It took a gang | of men over three hours to dig them ! out. Their bodies were badly mangled. Both men were single. V \ - ' V "*c5)- . ,-v.. A Cat's Bite Fatal. - ? ^CLEVELAND, May 6.—Joseph ,a!^> fiaCkfil&ii/ fi well known contractor of this city, died in terrible agony yester-J day as the r6flult 6f a cat bite. Last. Monday he wa^ bitten on the thumb by* a pet Maltese cat. Little attention wast paid to the matter at the time, but later] Hackman was taken'ill, and lockjaw j iet inS;l ISHf A Mammoth Bone. I. ^ RALEIGH, May 6.—A special to TheVl f^ews and Observer from Marines, S. C.» say^ that what appears to be the skeleton of a mastodon has been cast up by the sea at the mouth of New river. A single bone from the skeleton weighs 600 piounds. A strong sea current cut away the shore, laying the skeleton, together with several stumps of trees, bare. A force of hands is laboring to save the skeleton. iiil . . . 1 Two Army Corps Disbanded. " WASHINGTON, May 6—Acting Secretary of War Meiklejohn, by direction of the president, has discontinuSfl the ~. Second and Seventh army corps owing. to the disbanding of the subdivisions of the corps by the return to the United States .of the volunteer troops. v :£ilr •
|Title||Evening gazette, 1899-05-06|
|Uniform Title||Evening gazette (Norwalk, Conn.)|
|Subject||Norwalk (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Daily; Weekly eds.: Norwalk weekly gazette, and: Norwalk gazette (norwalk, Conn.: 1896).|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
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|Relation||Preceding Title: Norwalk daily gazette; Related Title: Norwalk weekly gazette; Norwalk gazette (Norwalk, Conn.: 1896).|
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VOL. IX. NO. 2114 NORWALK, CONN., SA IT'iiDAY EVENING, MAY 6, 1899^^^ PRICE TWO CENTS
HIS WIFE'S PROPERTY
.Counsel Claims Russell L.
^ Hall Held Only a Life ;:
FAMOUS GRABLE CASE.
The New Canaan Banker Was a Victim of
the Promoter. "
In tbe civil superior court yesterday
Judge Ralph Wheeler listened to the
arguments in the case of J. Wesley
Supplee, of Philadelphia, vs. Russell
L. Hall and others, of New Canaan.
Attorney Tracy appeared for the
plaintiff, and asked that the answer of
the defendant he expunged and otherwise
corrected. Judge Carroll, for the
defendant, argued that the answer was
complete as far as it was possible to bej
under the circumstances.
The action recalls the peculiar operations-
of the regretfully remembered
k-ifiClB C* Grable' the ,famous Prom°-
tor, wvh os*e pttl'aHi\n» in these parts will
ibeiong remembered. was
& New Canaan banker and was 606 §f
the Grabie's victims. He gaVe his notes
j?o Grable, secured by property which
belonged to his wife, and in which it.
is claimed lie held sirpply a life interest.
The notes feilifi# 01 redemption at
maturity, foreclosure proceedings were
The defense alleges that^ wife of
the plaintiff, during her life, efl£*'ned
an annunity of $500 which was turned
over to her husband in trust, and he
invested in real estate, mingling it
with his own. The amount earned by
his wife with the accrued enhancement,
due to the investment, reached $20,000.
In all of this property the defense
maintains the plaintiff had only a life,
interest, and had no right to dispose of
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