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ORANEY-DONOVAN CASE STARTED
Tib HDortBous & nnitchell Po,
JAS. C. MACPHERSON,
Furrier and Haberdasher
Twenty Thousand Dollar Damage Suit Occupied Entire Ses
sion of Superior Court Yesterday Plaintiff Was Telling
His Side of the Story When Court Went Out for the Day
Many Witnesses Called to the Stancl Wednesday.
NORWICH BULLETIN, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1S16
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x When the superior court went out
for the day late Wednesday afternoon
John F.s Oaney.-' who is suiajg- John
Donovan for 20,000 damages in a
slander suit, was tellingr his. story on
the stand. The case occupied all of
the court s'ession of Wednesday. Be
fore the case was taken up for trial
there were conferences between the
court, lawyers and clients who look
ed toward a settlement, but no agree
ment could be reached and so the trial
was started with a jury. It is the
Becond trial of the case. . The charge
Is slander and the complaint is in four
counts. In it Mr. Craney's name is
alleged to have been connected in a
slanderous way with that of Mrs. Wil
lard Church by Mr. Donovan. "The af
fair took place in. the Alice building.
At 11.30 Joseph D. Harris was call
ed to the witness stand. He said he
Is a 'boss printer on the second floor
of the Alice building on East Main
street. He told how his room is lo
cated and the way it is reached. Mr.
Harris testified that he knows John
F. Craney, the plaintiff. He also has
an .office in the Alice building and is
a real estate and insurance agent.
Witness said he also knows John Don
ovan, the defendant.
The witness told of meeting Air.
Donovan in July or August 1912 and
that Mr. Donovan said be found Mrs.
Church in Mr. Craney's office and he
had three men and' two women wit
nesses. Mr. Harris said that Mr. Don
ovan talked with the witness at two
other times about the matter and once
he said he was to kick in the Craney
door but later Mr. Donovan asked Mr.
Harris not to Bpeak of one of the
meetings. This was In October, 1912.
Mr. Harris went into details', of the
Mr. Harris was then cross-examined
by Judge Jo!m H. Barnes. He said
he had seen Mrs. Church in the Alice
building but she was going towards
Dr. Comeau s . office. He. answered
many questions as to his direct' testi
mony. Ho denied he was playing
cards in Mr. Craney's office once when
Mrs. Church came in.
John A. Teomans testified to hear
ing Mr. 'Donovan talk of seeing Mrs.
Church in the office of Mr. Craney.
Francis C. Harwood said that Mr.
Donovan told him, the witness, about
the meeting in the office.
DA G. A. Comeau testified he had
an office in the Alice building in 1912
and he knows all the parties in the
case. He said that .Mrs. Church was
a Customer of his in 1912. He told of
meeting Mr. Donovan opposite the
Alice building1 one evening1 in 1912 and
Mr. Donovan said: "She's in there
and 1 am watching- the building."
Then the dentist mailed letters and
later walked to IFranklin' square with
In answer . to a question asked by
Judge Barnes Dr. Comeau said he
could not tell how - many times Mrs.
Church was in his office in 1912.
Albert Boardman testified that Mr.
Donovan had tried to talk to him
about the matter in. court but witness
said . he was not interested. Witness
was asked what Mr. Donovan said of
the- political record of -Mr. Craney but
this was stricken out. John P. Mc
cormick, the steward of the Elks' club
told of Mr. Donovan telling him that
"he got them." Witness told of Mr.
Donovan (being at the -Elks' home and
looking towards the Alice building.
The plaintiff then took the witness
stand. He told of serving two terms
in the legislature and of being in the
Insurance business. He said he has
known John Donovan for years. Law
jrer Douglass had Mr. Craney identify
a postal card that the witness said
was in Mr. Donovan's handwriting. A
recess was then ordered.
When court came in at 2 o'clock
George R. Bruce, who roomed in the
Alice building in 1912, was called as
a witness. He said he was called up
on by Mr. Donovan ' and Nicholas
Church in the store where the wit
ness was employed and about all the
witness could remember was that Mr.
Donovan mentioned the names of Mr.
Craney and Mrs. Church.
Cross-examined Mr. Bruce said he
did not know why they called on him.
Once in the Alice building Mr. Dono
van asked the witness where the Cra
ney office was and Mr. Bruce said it
was at the end of. the hall and Mr.
Donovan could read the name on the
door. Mr. Bruce denied that he ever
heard Mrs. Church referred to as the
big horse. Dr. Harry Higgins said he
had on office in the Alice building in
1912. It was on the second floor. Ho
could not remember that Mr. Donovan
talked to him about the Craney
Mr. Craney was recalled to the
stand and the postal card he had
identified was read by Dr. Douglass.
The alleged slander was referred to and
Mr. Craney was defied as to taking
action. It was dated Dec. 7, 1912. Mr.
Craney identified a letter he had he
ceived and also a postcard.
He. was on the stand when court
went out for the day.
SECOND CHURCH LADIES
HELD CHRISTMAS SALE.
Table Leaded Down With
Kinds of Delicacies.
The ladies of the Second Congrega
tional church held a Christmas sale
on Wednesday in the Thayer building.
A variety of useful and fancy articles
were on sale, as well as all sorts of
good things for the table. The fancy
articles comprised many . lvinds of
bags,- useful and ornamental, aprons
and attractive neckwear and other
things varied in thcir purpose- The
food table disposed of great quantities
of home-made delicacies and the candy
table disposed of all its wares. The
sale was very well patronized and a
good sum was realized.
Thoee in charge were Miss lone
Haviland, Mrs. H. D. Gager, Mrs. Hen
ry D. Johnson, Mrs. Frank A. Bill,
Mrs. Herbert J. Wyckoff, Miss Eliza
beth Huntington, Mrs. Patrick J.
Cassidy, Mrs. Herbert Kind, Miss
Nancy Lucas, Mrs. John H. Tefft, Mrs.
Albert Mitchell, Mrs. Edwin W. Hig
gins, Mrs. Joseph 1). Haviland, Mrs. G.
Curtis Hull, Mrs. Jerome Conarit, Mrs.
William P. Wade, Mrs. Arthur Thomp
son, Mrs. John Sherman, Mrs. Sidney
Smith. (Mrs. Lewis E. Your.?, Mrs
Daniel S. Haviland, Mrs. James C.
Fitzpatrick, Miss Ruth Kinney and
Miss Dorothy Hall. Miss lone Havil
and was chairman of the f;incy work
department and Mrs. Cassijy of the
food table. Mrs. Bill had charge of
the Alpha Sigma table, where candy
and lancy articles were sold, and Mrs.
Wyckoff and Miss Hall presided at the
Camp Fire Girls' table, where were
displayed some unique arts and crafts
and artistic basketry and cardwork.
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Make Your Holiday Selections
While the Coods Are Fresh -and
Bright and Mew i
2ANTA PI AIR comInS' He has sent it
oni 1 n vLrlUu wirely message stating that he
will arrive in Norwich next Saturday afternoon.
Exact time of his arrival will be announced later.
LOCAL NEST OF OWLS
Herman A. Bruckner In President's
Chair For the Ensuing Year.
Herman A. Bruckner was elected
president of Norwich nest, No. 1396,
O. O. O., at a well attended meeting
held in Owls hall on Tuesday even
ing. The officers elected were the fol
lowing: Vice president, Thomas
Douherty; financial secretary, William
R. Balcolm; recording secretary. War
ren Andrews; treasurer, Joseph A.
George; invocator, ; Arthur Alquist;
warden, Morris King; sentinel, Henry
Mansfield; picket, Henry Percy.
The officers will be installed at the
first meeting in January.-
Dental Society to Meet Here.
New London County Dental society
will hold monthly instead of bimonthly
meetings in the future. This was de
cided upon at the society's regular
meeting held at the Mohican hotel in
New London Tuesday night. The meet
ings will be held alternately in New
London and Norwi-jh. Supper was
served in the English room after the
Felt Wretcfisd Until Ha Started
To T$8 "Froit-a-tives" .
94 Champlaih St., Montreal
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At all dealers or sent postpaid by Fruit-S-tives
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TRIP TO NORWICH
Came Hera From the Submarine Base
At the Navy Yard.
iTODaniy .mere are some cersons
who imagine that there is little more
doing out of the ordinary at the sub
marine base now than In the recent
past, when it was a mere naval coaling
station, with a garrison of four men
and under constant liability of being
consigned to innocuous and permanent
desuetude by the federal government.
To such It would be a revelation to
visit the premises, a privilege which
fell to the lot of a newspaper man on
Just for instance, the hydro-aeroplane
owned by Trubee Davison of
New Haven, was being cranked up
for a flight. In the. -machine were Mr.
Davicson and Lieu& John Stapler, TJ.
S. N the former doing the cranking.
With a terrific buzz like that of a'
gigantic mosquito the propeller turned
so swiftly that the revolutions be
Then the hydro-aeroplane darted off
on the surface of the Thames at a
speed of 40 miles an hour. Proceed
ing a short distance it took to the air
and rapidly gained its maximum pace
or bz miles, opposite the plant of
the New London Ship and Engine Co.
tne macnine rose to a height of more
than 1,000 feet and there made .the
principal test for which the particular
nignt was held.
Submerged In the waters of the har
bor at this point wast one of the sub
marines attached to the base. It was
the function of those in the hvdro-
aeroplane to see if they could observe
the . under-sea craft beneath the
waves, and they were ablle to do so at
this great height. It is said that a
submarine can - be located from an
airship even although the former
be 30 to 40 feet under water.
Made Trip to Norwich.
Following this test the airship re
turned to the base, where Lieut. Com
mander Yates Stirling, Jr.. took the
place of Lieut. Stapler. Mr. Davison
and Commander Stirling made a flight
to Norwich, then back to the outer
harbor and at dusk returied 'to the
hangar which is being constructed for
the hydro-aeroplane. By means of a
miniature railroad track the plane is
run up from the' Water to its shelter
on shore. The men who assist in this
work are dressed in rubber clothing
as they are frequently in the river up
to their shoulders. .
But ihe hydro-aeroplane Is only one
feature of the activities at the base,
and it will soon go into retirement for
the winter. There is plenty more to
attract attention and interest. A flo
tilla of submarines lies in the basin
,and picked crews are constantly at
work on them. Daily submersions are
made and there is little opportunity
for the boys in blue to get an attack
The tenders Fulton and Tonopah
are alongside the wharf and remind
one of floating machine shops more
than ships. In fact the whole reser
vation is reminiscent of a great in
On shore new buildings with cor
rugated Iron exteriors are being built
which will be utilized for various me
chanical operations. To the north, in
close proximity to the brick barracks
the ground has been staked out for
other barracks which will be erected
at a cost of $54,000. The work will
be done by the government. Already
stone foundations have been laid for
the framework,. 1
Saturday, Dec. 23 22 Junior lieu
tenants and ensigns of the United
States navy who have been takins a
six months' course at the base in the
oretical and practical submarine work
will graduate ami will be assigned to
active service in the submarine flotilla.
At the opening of the new year anoth
er, class of lieutenants and ensigns will
arrive for instruction. .
To Restore Fish to State Rivers.
Previous to a meeting of the fish
and and game ' commission Tuesday
afternoon, Supt. John M. Crampton
said the commission would consider
drafts of several bills to be submit
ted to the general assembly. He said
the aim of the commission during the
next few years would be to restore
shad and other 'fish to the rivers of
Connecticut and - reduce the present
high price of lobsters (now 45-, cents
a gxmnd) to 12 1-2 cents a pound.
The Chinese govornmert te about to
open its first aviation aehooL
Gift Articles That Combine
Beauty and Utility
Maderia Linens at old prices bought befor the advance rnni sold on tbe
same basis. T' , . ' " '
Size 6-inoh "Real Maderia' Doiliea, assorted patterns Speoial prioe 19o
each, real value ZTYzo. '-
"Real Madeira" Scarfs, size 18 x 36, 13 x 45 end 18 X 54 price range
$1.98 to $950.
"Real Maderia" Centers, aizee 18 to 72 Inohee price range $1.00 to $47.50
each. .. '
"Real Maderia" Sets in a wonderful variety prioe range $3.98 to $12X0.
Lunoheon and Tea Napkins at $3X0, S&50, $7J98 and 110.00 a dozen, easily
worth fifty per cent more.
Complete ateok of all kinds of Art Linens In white, cream and netim!, In
all widths from 8 te 72 Inehes wide price range 13a to $1.50 a yard.7
Waisting and Handkerohlef Linens, 88 and 45 Inohes wide- prioe range
69o to 81.60 a yard.
Plain and Figured, All Linen, Huoiearback Toweling, IB, 18, 20 and 22
inohes wide, principally at old prices at 89o to 89o a yard
Jaoquard Turkish Towels In a splendid assortment of colored borders, for
combing jackets and eroohet work, all aiiea at 25o to $1X0 eaoh.
Wash Coths to match at Bo, 10b and 12y&o eaoh.
(Linen Department In Baeemeit)
The Pbrteous & Mitchell Co.
EXPRESS COMPANIES ISSUE v
EARLY CHRISTMAS WARNING
Join Hanws With Merchants In Urg
ing Early Christmas Shopping.
Owing to the unprecedented volume
of express traffic, and conscious of the
steadily increasing demand upon the ,
express facilities of the country, the
AinericanExpress company is in
structing their employes throughout
the country to co-operate with the
department stores and other mer
chants in a sysaematic campaign to
lessen the Christmas congestion.
Although this crisis arises every
year as regularly as the holidays come
around, the extraordinary conditions
of transportation prevailing at the
present time accentuate the need for
early shipping this year.
The railroads are already working
under high pressure, but it is be
lieved that with the holiday shipping
season stretched over the entire month
of December, more adequate service
can be given than if the entire Christ
mas movement is jammed into the
week Immediately preceding Christ
mas. In spite of the fact that the eleventh
hour shippers themselves are the
worst sufferers the early shopping
agitation advanced during the past
few years by department and other
Etores has done much to alleviate the
hardships of those nose duties it is
to serve the Christmas public
"Early shopping," states Vice Presi
dent Cowie of the American - Express
company, in his plea for early action
on the part of the public "gives ev
erybody an advantage." "
"Salesmen have more rime to give to
each customer; the customers them
selves have a greater variety from
which to choose their gifts; the store
management is able to make prompt
er and more reliable deliveries, and
there are fewer tired girls at the end
of the day.
-"Earlv shipping has the same points
in its favor. Our company alone Is
railed nnon to handle nearly 100,000,-
000 shipments a year." our equipmenx
is adequate and Is keeping pace with
the demands made unon it. In fact.
during the past year we have added
S42 motor vehicles to the 951 which we
already operate. This, in aaamon
to the 5,000 horse drawn vehicles in
"It is the man element which must
be considered in the propaganda for
early Christmas shopping. The man
on the express wagon at Christmas
time is in the same position exact
ly as the girl behind the Christmas
counter. He must serve while otn
ers are at their pleasure, and he can
serve only up to his physical capad-
' "It is our purpose to co-operate as
extensively as possible witn ine mer
charts in this mpvement. As a pre
liminarv aid we have printed lor ais-
tribution throughout the country- over
a million namphlets on "How to Ship
Christmas Packages, and are making
a early distribution of three million
especially printed Christmas - labels.
"Each year many thousands of ship
ments are made early, and when they
bear the label Don't Open Until
Christmas. the result is the same as
if they were not purchased until the
"The general prosperity of the
country -promises to make the coming
Christmas the most : commercially ac
tive the countrtr has ever known.
nench the timeliness of the public
and its servants Joining hands to make
It mutually the pleasantest Christmas
Auto' Came to -Grief.
- The automobile delivery ; truck of
the Connecticut Baking .Co. skidded
Mondav morning on the damp road
on Bolles .Hill, turning - completely
around. The rear wheel was broken
and other minor breaks happened to
the car..: The accident occurred n
the new road and many machines have
had the same fate at this particular
place on wet days.
WILL SPEND OVER A '
MILLION FOR BUILDINGS.
Morse Interests Now Figuring on Ex
pendrture for Shipbuilding Plant.
The United States Steamship com
pany, Charles W. Morse president, '
which recently acquired the Henry C
Rows property at IDastern Point for the
site of one of the finest shipbuilding
plants in the country, is figuring on.
an expenditure of Jl.509,000 for the es
tablishment of the plant.
It is understood that the engineer-.
ing and contracting firm is the Ham
ilton & Chambers company of No. 29
Broadway, New York city.
The buildings or the new Eastern
Point yard will be of brick and steel
construction, and when the plant is
ready for operation there will have
been built a plate shop, a foundry, a
storehouse, runway, ehipways, a boil
er shop, a blacksmith shop, a power
house and a power plant.
Even .before the works are te run
ning order this big job means an ad
dition to the population of Groton and
New London, for there will be many
men at work on the construction of
the new shipyard, all of whom, and -
some of whose families, will have to
NORWICH WOMAN FILES
PAPERS FOR DIVORCE.
Louise Mason Vinal Sues Husband on
Grounds of Intolerable Cruelty.
In papers filed with Clerk Parsons of
the superior court, Louise Mason Vinal
of Norwich seeks divorce from Fred
erick Webster Vinal of 'Middletowni
Mrs. Vinal was the daughter of the
late Frederick P. Mason and was mar
ried to Mr. Vinal in 191L Intolerable
cruelty Is the charge. Besides the di
vorce, Mrs. vinal asks for the custody
of her two children, Frederick Vinal,
aged 4 years and 10 months, and Helen
Dorothy vinal, aged 3 years and s
months. Shields & Shields appear for
YOU FEEL OLD
PAINS AND ACHES YIELD
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culation, relieves congestion. It- is
easier and cleaner to use than mussy
plasters or ointments, acts quickly and
does not clog the pores. It does not
stain the skin. -You
don't need to rub it penetratesi
Certainly fine for rheumatism, stiff
neck, sciatica, lame back, toothache,
eto. - - '
For sprains, strains, bruises, black
and blue spots, Sloan's Llnlraent. re
duces the pain and eaaes -.the soreness.
Its use is so universal that you'll
consider Sloan's liniment a friend of.
the whole family. Your druggist sells
it in 256., 60a and $1.00 bottles.