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INTERESTS OF WESTERLY
Case of Chapman vs. Pendleton to be Concluded Today in Su
preme Court Neglectful Husband Penalized Winton-
T7 ooss of Court and I. Chapman
lalnt Jama M. Pendleton, as treas
urer of tha town of Westerly, is now
in tli floodlight of the supreme court
oT tba atato of Rhode Island, upon the
defendant's petition for a new trial,
eUesln a reasons that the ruling of
the Judge of the superior court and
the verdict cf the Jury was contrary
tj the evidence and that the damage
claim allowed was excessive.
This case, is an outcome of the rebuilding-
of tho high-way to "Watch Hill
In 10T. in connection with which much
of iLr. Chapman's land was -used and
most of which was given to the town.
At tfv- time Mr. Chapman claimed that
mere land was taken than was neces
sary and that the agreement of the
town to place the walls back and in
as rood condition as when found was
not complied with. Being- unable to
resell an amicable agreement, the case
was taken to court. Mr. Chapman
claiming- damages of $300 for land
taken and $500 for damages In connec
tion with the removal of the walls
zJong the highway boundary of some
of his property. The case was tried
tfore Judge Stearns 'and a jury in
Westerly in December, 1909, and a ver
t'lct of JS00 was rendered for land and
iHl for wall damages.
The town council accepted the award
CASTOR I A
Ita t3 Bu in Westerl
INDUSTRIAL TRUST COMPANY
Capital .........Three Million Dollars
Surplus ........ .Thra. Million Dollars
Over Fifty Thousand Accounts.
Uberal cenrteons and efficient la Its
MXE. TATT Palmist and clairvoy
ant, has returned to Sa Washington St.,
New london. where she will be pleased
tc ee any oz ner inenas ana patrons.
Harold L Wells, a D Optometrist.
Ireet1ve vision corrected By tne prop,
r adjustment of lenses. Room 9. Pt.
ur-Lucer(kr Block. Westerly. B. )
THE PALACE CAFE
Step in and see us.
FRANK WAT80N & CO,
72 Franklin Street.
DELL-HOFF CAFE From 12 to 2
LOUIS H. BRUNELLE
10 Carter Ave. (East Side)
Pies, Cake and Bread
that cannot be excelled.
Phone your order. rrompt service.
F. C. ATCHISON. M. D.,
PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON.
Been V Second Fl sr. Shannon Bids.
Night 'phone 1083.
of tSOfl and that amount has been pafd.
but the council voted against tne pay
tnent of the $600 claim and resolved to
take the matter to the supreme court.
Ihe case was commenced late on rri
day and oartlally- heard and will be
concluded today (Monday). When the
case was in the superior court Everett
E. KIngsley was town solicitor and the
council decided to continue mm as
counsel in the case in connection with
Attornev Walter Barney of Providence.
Judge John W. Sweeney is counsel for
A stated In Saturday's Bulletin, Rev.
George D. Gould, pastor of Calvary
Baptist church. Westerly, for more
than threa vears. from Aug. 1. 1896
to Aug 30. 1899. who went from here
t his oresent pastorate of the Bap
tist church in Rockville, Conn., has
accented a call to the First Baptist
church in St. Albans, Vt- He will
begin his new pastorate the first Sun
dav in January. Before coming, to
Westerly he was pastor at Huntington,
Mr. Gould was born in New Hudson,
Allegheny county. X. T. He early at
tended Friendship academy, Friend
ship. N. T nd then entered Alfred
university, the Seventh-day Baptist
institution at Alfred, N. T., graduating
in the class of 188S. He was graduat
ed three years later from the Roches
ter Theological seminary and soon
thereafter was ordained to the Bap
ProsDects are .encouragina f:r the
formation of a social center in West
erly. One of the features is demon
rtrated by what has been effected in
Rochester. A month after the opening
of the social center in that city
merchant whose place of business was
near one of the centers stopped the
director in the street to say:
"The social center has accomplished
what it had been regarded as impos
sible- I have been here nine years
and during that time there has always
been a gang of toughs around these
crrners which has een a continued
nuisance. This winter the gang has
"They ain't a gang any more," an
swered the director; "they are a debat
ing society." 1
On a recent evening in "Westerly,
with all the saloons open and three
rublic entertainments in progress,
there were 117 men standing idle in
Dixon square and vicinity. .
! Local Laconics.
Westerly collegians are arriving
home for the holiday season.
Dr. John Champlln of Westerly has
teen re-elected a consulting physician
and surgeon of the Rhode Island hos
Andrew Lincoln Winton of Chicago
and Hiss Kate Grace Barber of Wash
iugton, D, C, were married Saturday
stternoon in Carolina toy Rev. Hibbert
George Bates, adjudged guilty of the
charge of non-support of his wife and
four children, was sentenced to six
months in the state workhouse and
to pay -costs of J7.T0.
The contract has been awarded for
'.he curbing of Pierce street that car
ries with it considerable filling and
srr&ding. The property owners furnish
the curbing; the setting is at the ex
pense of the town.
Andreas Brock, who has been in
police custody for several days, has
been committed to the department for
the insane at the state hospital. A
brcther from Philadelphia was here
to take the demented man to that city.
but his condition was such that, the
brother made r.n objection to his treat
ment at Cranston.
Rev. Walter E. I-anphear, pastor of
the Congregational church in Mans
field Center. Conn., called to the pas
torate cf the Plymouth Congregational
church In Hartford, is a descendant of
Rev. John Lothrop. who was his first
maternal ancestor in this country. The
earliest known ancestor of Rev. Mr.
Lanphear was in Westerly in 1669.
Bv Lvdia E. Pinkham's
Ottumwa, Iowa. 'Tor years I was
almost a constant sufferer from female
trouble m ail its
shootinsr pains a:
over my body, sick
everything that was
horrid. I tried many
doctors in different
parts of the United
ble Compound nas
done more for me than all the doctors,
I feel it my duty to tell you these
facts. JVly heart is run or gratituae to
you for my cure." Mrs. Harriet E.
V ampler, 624 S. Eansom Street,
Consider This Advice.
Ho woman should submit to a surgi
cal operation, which may mean death,
until she has given Lydia E. Pinkham's
Vegetable Compound a lair trial.
This famous medicine, made only
from roots and herbs, has for thirty
years proved to be the most valuable
tonic and invigorator of the female
organism. Women residing in almost
every city and town in the United
States bear willine testimony to the
wonderful virtue of Lydia E. Pink
ham's Vegetable Compound.
Mrs. Pinkham, at Lynn, Mass.,
Invites all sick women to write
her for advice. Her advice is free,
confidential, and always helpful.
The large amount of foggy and
rany weather during the past few days
has not been recorded for several
years. The fog bells and siren at
Watch Hill are plainly heard almost
Distinguished Career of the Late Will
iam Lawrence Merry.
William Lawrence Merry, 77, late
United States minister to Costsi Rica,
died Thursday night in Battle Creek,
Mich. Mr. Merry was born in Rio
Grande do Sul, Brazil, the son of
Thomas Henry Merry, a New York
merchant of English descent. In 1862.
Mr. Merry, who had been brought here
in youth, went to Panama as agent
for tha Marshall C. Roberts line of
ships. Four years later he was gen
eral manager in Nicaragua for two
steamship companies. In 1867 he or
ganized a wholesale grocery business
in San Francisco. He was president
of the chamber of commerce of that
city and president of the North Amer
ican Navigation company. In 1890 the
Nicaraguan government appointed him
consul general on the Pacific coast.
Se-on 3'ears later he was appointed to
the United States consular service in I
Central American countries. When !
minister to Nicaragua and San Sal
vador he advocated .the Nicaraguan
Mr. Merry is survived by several
daughters, among them Mrs. Mason,
wife of Rev. Charles J. Mason, rector
of Calvary Episcopal church, Stoning
ton, in which borough he had frequent
ly visited. The burial services were
held at Scarsdale, Westchester coun
ty. N. Y.
Best Tub Bufter . lb. 32c
Pure Lard . . . . lb. 11c
Good Large Fresh EGGS doz, 25c
Green Stamps Free
FLOUR bag 89c
Cheese lb. 18c
Nuts of all kinds, all fresh, this year's Nuts.
Raisins, 12c kind, 10c pkge.
Currants, 13c- kind, 11c pkge.
Citron, 20c lb.
Orange and Lemon Peel
Figs, 15c lb.
New Dates, 10c lb.
Plum Pudding, '
Porto Rico Molasses,
We carry a nice line of Fruit Cake, Sponge Cake, Plain
and Citron Cake.
We can fill,your Xmas order to perfection.
We' are having another lot of Suit Cases coming Tues
day, so do not be discouraged if you were too late Saturday
to get one free with our Baking Powder.
Grades t and 3; Spelling "Kitten,"
Louise Demuth: No Peddler Wanted.
four boys; Little Miss Michlef, Con
nie Ridgewny; song. Daisies Won't
Tell, Eva Higginbottom; Jack Horn
er's Christmas Pie. kindergarten : nan-
tomime, twelve girls: Th Boy's Pock
et, Reginald Rose; Who Made the
Speech, Edith Ellison: The Fly Screen
Agent, Q. Anderson and C Higham:
Christmas at Skeeter Corner, school;
On the Other Train. Gladys Eathbnm-
dumb bell driLL boys: Star Snanrl.d
Banner, school; exit, everybody.
Miss Nellie V. Mllner was pianist
oz tne evenimg. ,
Some of the villagers In looking over
their flocks nave discovered some of
ineir pest rowis missing.
Felix Callahan and Mr. Mo McCar
thy of Norwich were guests Sunday of
jar. ana Aire. j.p. lirown or High
The slate for the roof of St. Mary's
new wurco nas arrived.
Successful - Sal
Aid Society Holds
i Election of St.
Given by Public
H Good Xmas Gifi
To put a little vim into Christmas Shopping, we
will place on sale Tuesday, Dec 19, at 9.30 o'clock,
One Hundred, One Dollar, fully guaranteed Nickel
Alarm Clocks at the extremely low price of 59 cents.
Only one hundred will be sold at this price.
We wish also to impress upon the public that we
have in stock ready to deliver for CHRISTMAS:
The McPhail, Bush & Gerts, Keller Bros., Tonk,
srid McCammon PIANOS and PLAYER PIANOS at
prices ranging from $250.00 up. .
LIBERAL CREDIT EXTENDED TO ALL.
See our line of Sewing Machines, Rocking Chairs,
.Vriting Desks, Morris Chairs, Book Cases and a hun
jred other Household Articles, that will make Excellent
Norwich and Taftville
The Ladies' Aid society of the Meth
odise Episcopal church held a success
ful Christmas sale and social in
Spingue hall last Wednesday evening.
The booths were beautifully decorated.
Those in charge were: Fancy articles,
Mrs. Bulcley and Mrs. Stevens; aprons.
Mrs. Stubbs, Mrs. Haling, Mrs. Car
ter and Mrs. Wood; home, made can
ry, Mrs. Annie Dobtorow and Mrs. Dr.
lurr; cake and sandwiches. Mrs. Park-
I er &na ivirs. (jeorge (Jreen.
One of the attractive features of the
i evening was the mystery table, in
' charge of Mrs. W. E. Peck and Mrs.
Oeorge Drescher. The table was load
fi! with varied articles which were
i mn purchased by. anxious buyers,
-ach wondering what he or she would
"ret. People came and went during
he evening and made the sale a splen
JSk (financial succesls. The Ladies'
' id srjeiety won warm commendation
r their good work in the, church.
Officers ef St. Jean Society.
- At the annual meeting of St. Jean
iptlst society, held in their hall on
'hursday evening, the following offl-.-rs
were elected for the coming
Chaplain, Rev. U. O, Bellerose; pres
Jent, Louis J. Fontain; vice president,
.oei uaucuer; recorcin? secretary.
I Ar:aur k cote; assistant secretary
Xoe Caron, Jr.; corresponding secre
tary, Fulgence A. Oarseau; treasurer,
Moses Genard; first marshal, George
caron; second marsnai, iuawara Beau
doin; sick committee, Louis Trudeau
chairman, Alfred Girard, Noe Caron,
:-r.. J.ouia St. unge. ixmls Peltier;
aduditors, -Alphonse Fournier, Edward
Tetreault, Orville LaRoche.
Alter tne election a smoker was
enjoyed. Refreshments were served by
Alex Dupont. Jr., and Landre Omlm
ette. who had charge of the affair. "Vo
cal solos were finely rendered by Ful
gence and Gareau, Arthur Roy, Louis
ftnd Edward Beaudoin. Choruses by
the society choir, under the direction
of Louis Trudeau, pianist of the eve
ning, won loud applause.
Vital statistics for November show
three births, one marriage and one
The winners "of the men's prizes at
the recent whist were Alfred Peloauin
and Napoleon Belanger.
Test of Milk.
In the latest test of milk sold through
the village, Thomas Newman had the
highest percentage from his 82 cows.
Eight different persons sell milk
Public School Entertainment.
The public school closed Friday for
the , .Christmas vacation. Exercises
were held in Sprague hall Friday. The
hall was crowded with parents and
friends of the pupils and teachers. Fol
lowing was the programme:
Introductory address, John bullivan;
Merry, Ttferry Christmas Btlls, school;
Lincoln's Speech at Gettysburg, .Arvid
Anderson; brownie drill; twelve boys;
Santa's Cake,- Nellie Wrileox; A Slight
Misunderstanding, Fred Collins, Minnie
Magel; The Lily, Florence Battereby:
Town of Bethlehem, school; The Price
of Drink, James Parkinson; Grandpa's
Spectacles, Grade 1; Santa Claus
Song," eleven boys; Diamonds and
Toads,' 4th and 5th Grades; fr.n drill.
eleven girls: How the Chipmunk Got
Its Stripes. W ilfred xoimg: I riais of
Our Diamond stock of Brooches, Scarf Pins, Cuff
Buttons, Pendants, Ladies' and Gentlemen's Rings are
without doubt the finest, and prices the lowest that can
Special pains have been taken in this line to show
the very best that can be had, which means a satisfied
customer when purchasing of us.
Our selection of Diamond Rings, ranging in price
from $10.00 to $100.00, are winners from start to
No pains has been spared in selecting what proves
to be the best values that have ever been offered in this
The Plaut-Cadden Go.
. Jewelers and Silversmiths
Established 1872. PLAUT-CADDEN BUILDING
Double Trading Stamps Mornings
... ' y' Open Evenings " v
By Western Union
"Day Letters" and
Telephone for special
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The Business Center of Norwich
The Christmas Store
Today marks the beginning of the end, There can
be no more delay in the Christmas purchasing. In
the midst of the great rush it is hard to decide up
on, the right gift, but in this great Christmas Store
you will find your troubles lessened for each floor,
each department, each aisle, each counter, each
table is filled with helpful suggestion. Come early.
Ribbons for Christmas
FOR FANCY WORK FOR GIFT PURPOSES
FOR DECORATING FOR EVERY PURPOSE. AT
ALL PRICES UP TO $3.00 A YARD.
A SPECIAL LINE OF CHRISTMAS RIBBONS
WITH APPROPRIATE DESIGNS. A FIVE-YARD
PIECE FOR 10c
BAG AND BELT '
This Department has a fine showing
ef all the latest idea. In Bags and
Belts which sre particularly suitable
for gift purposes.
VELVET BAGS In a good variety of
design. The colors represented are
v Black, Brown and Dark Qreen.
These are made with and without
fringe. S1.00 to $7.98
LEATHER BAGS In all the wanted
colors in Heal, Walrus and Saffelmln
grained leathers, riome of them have
the long; cord handles. SI .00 to $12.60
EAST INDIAN AND BEADED BAOfl
Beautiful Oriental designs and
dainty pattern. In these most popu
lar novelties. $1X0 to $12.60
OUR 6TOCX OT BELTS, PLAIN
AND FANCY (FANS OF ALL DE
SCRIPTIONS, AND BACK AND
BIDE COMBS. OFFERS A "WIDE
RANGE OF CHOICE FOR GIFTS
WHICH WILL BE APPRECIATED.
UTILITY GIFTS ,
FROM THE BASEMENT
CHAFING DISHES. ,', ... .$5,00 to $7.50
PISHES AND dABfiVm.
- -$3.00 to $4-60
CTlTJMU TANS AND BRUHK3
60o to $1.88
CRUMB PANS AND SCRAPERS
60o to $1.93
98o to $4.60
TEA BALL TEA POTS
$3-00 and $3.50
TEA KETTLES 880 to $4.25
BRASS JARDINIERES BMOKINO
fi'MNM HAT PIN HOI.lIEJ!rt
TWLXK BOXIiia ASH TKAVg
HOLLY BOXES In all alzrs arul
shapes for sending Christ mas gifts.
All Christmas designs. From 2a up
CHRISTMAS POST CARDS In arut
variety. 1o each, 10o dozen
CHRISTMAS POST CARDS., 2 for 60
CHRISTMAS LETTERS AND BOOK
LETS 1o to 25o
Delivered for $1.00 Down
and $1.00 a Week.
$22. to $55. '
A gift which will give
pleasure every day in the
GIFTS FOR THE
HOUSEHOLD FROM THE
SHIRT WAIST BOXES Covered with
matting of the highest grade and
finished Inside in the natural -wood.
$2.25 to $6.00
CEDAR SHIRT WAIST BOXES
Genuine Cedar Boxes are moth preventers-
Both flat and high shapes.
. $6X0 to $9.00
SCREENS Mahogany, Oak and Mis
sion style frames filled with a va
riety of desirable fabrics.
$1.15 to $7X0
MATTINGS, RUG??, LACE CUR
TAINS, PORTIERES. LINOLEUMS,
ETC., AT ALL PRICES.
GIFTS OF UTILITY
(Muslin Und.rw.ar D.p't.)
DRESSING SACQUES 75o to $1.60
LONG ROBES, in German Flannel
and Albatross $1-50 to $5.98
LADIES' SWEATERS.. $1.98 to $8.98
$1.60 to $2.60
MISSES' SWBATERH $1-98 to $3.75
CHILDREN'S KNIT BONNETS A M
TOgUES . ., 50o
GIFTS WHICH WILL COMMEND
THEMSELVE8 TO THE
WOOL BLANKET, 1J-4 alzea
$3.b to $9.50
WOOL BLANKETS, 12-4 ai.e
$5X0 to $12.60
WOOL BLANKETS 1X3R (SINGLE
REDS. Beautiful quaiMios with
pink or blue borders. $3.00 to $6.60
A COMPLETE ASSORTMENT OF
QUILTS WITH PLALT, BOA!..
LOPED AND FRINGlil BORDERS
IN EITHER THE CROCHET OR
SATIN WEAVES, AT ALL PRICES.
TOYLAND IS BEING RAPIDLY DEPOPULATED
AND UPON CHRISTMAS MORNING ITS ONE-TIME
CITIZENS WILL TAKE RESIDENCE IN HUNDREDS
OF HOMES NEAR THE BIG STORE WHERE THEY
HAVE BEEN LIVING.
DOLLS TOYS GAMES
A Bewildering Array of all the Latest and Best is Await
ing You Here. Come Early.
WE WILL OPEN EVERY NIGHT TfllS WEEK
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