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NORWICH CULLETIN, TUESDAY, MAY 15, -1917
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60 MAIN STREET
NOTICE
DEAD HORSES AND COWS
Removed Free of Charge
Cad 1526 New London. Ask for Chas.
Later. Reverse charge.
WEST SIDE HIDE CO.
P. O. Box 379. New London
DBS. L. F and A. J. LaPIEB&G
237 Main Street, Norwich, Conn.
Office Hours:
It l m. to i p. m. by appointment
Sundays excepted
Trommer's
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on diseases of the Blood and Stomach
Ouiture therapy for Kheumatisni. Neu
ritis. Tuberculosis. Anemia. Sain and
Kidney troubles. Conventional or tre
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Easy prevention of Typhoid. Hours:
It'll- a m. 2-4 and 7-S p. in. Phone
821. No outside calls made after 7
D. in-
Most Cigars Are Good
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GOODFELLOW 10c CIGAR
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" Next to Palace Cafe
American House
Special Rates to Theatre Troupes,
Traveling Men, Etc
Livery Connection Shetucket Street
FARREL oV SANDERSON. Props.
Overhauling
and Repair Work
OF ALL KINDS ON
AUTOMOBILES,
CARRIAGES, WAGONS,
TRUCKS and CARTS,
Mechanical Repairs, Painting, Trim
ming. Upholstering and Wood Work.
Blacksmithing in-all Its branches.
Scott & Clark Corp.
507 to 515 North Main St.
TEAMING AND TRUCKING
DONE VERY PROMPTLY AND AT
REASONABLE PRICES
AD.LATHROP
Phone, 175
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Dentist
Rooms 13-19 Alice Building, Norwich
Phone 1177-3
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Successor to
STETSON TOTJJia '
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Best work and materials at right
prices toy skilled labor.
Telephone- 60 West Main St
JOSEPH BRADFORD
BOOKBINDER
Blank Books Made and Ruled t- Order
108 BROADWAY .
THERE ;s so aavertisinKgifnedtum la
Ea'ra Connecticut ex;-xl 3 Toe Bui.
leu n for business results.
NarvWoh, Tuesday, May 18,
THE WEATHER.
- The -winds along ithe north Atlantic
eoaat 'Will be fresh northwest; middle
Atlantic moderate to fresh northwest.
Condition.
- There has been a general rise In
temperature with falling' pressure.
The weather waa fair over all eastern
districts. Fair weather will continue
during the next three" days east of the
Mississippi river with somewhat
higher temperatures that will reach
the coast states 'by Wednesday.
Forecast.'
(Baa torn New York , and Southern
New England: Fair Tuesday and,
"Wednesday, Reasonable temperature.
Northern NewEingland: Fair Tues
day and Wednesday, little change in
temperature.
Comparisons'.
Predictions for Monday: Fair.
'Monday's weather: Fair, warmer. -
S.B, S1O0. PKi
tt Tide.
il Bun
II Rises. I Sets.
li Hlirh 11 Moon
II Water. I Rises.
Day. Tl a. m. p. m. II a. m. il a. m.
14 ... 4.80 .5 I 3.35 0.42
15 ... 4.29 6.CT 4.89 1.11
IS ... 4.28 7.00 j 5.41 1.38
17 ... 4.27 7.01 6.41 2.07
18 ... 4.28 "7.02 7.87 2.SS
19 ... 4.2 7.02 8.29. . 8.08
20 ... 4.26 7.03 9.18 r Sets.
Six hours after hig-h water It la low
tide, which is foUowod by flood tide.
GREENEVILLE
Linan Shower for Miss Katherine
Riley Death of Bridget Kennealey
Meeting of St John, the Baptist
Society.
About twenty girl friends of Miss
Katherine Riley met at .her home on
Central avenue ' Monday evening and
gave her a. most delightful linen
shower in honor of her approaching
marriage with Kdward T. Connelly.
Miss Riley received many beautiful
gifts from her friends. The evening
waa spent with games and music, the
feature of the entertainment was a
mock marriage In which . the young
ladles were gowned in quaint old
fashioned costumes. Another fea
ture that furnished much amusement
waa the game of stunts which each
one had to perform. Dainty refresh
ments were served by the hostess at
the close of the evening.
ooitua"ry.
Miss Bridget Kennealey.
Miss Bridget Kennealey died Mon
day morning. May 14th, at the home
of her eister, Mrs. Mary K. Sullivan,
of 42 Prosect street. Mlse Kennealey
was born In Alexandria, Va., and for
many years had been a resident of
Greenevllle.
Although an invalid for many years,
her cbrewd wit, . genieC nature and
ready sympathy drew to her a wide
circle of friend's who appreciated her
wholesome -iews of life, and will sin
cerely mourn her 2eath.
'Sne is survived by her sister. Mrs.
Mary K. Sullivan, a brother, Thomas
Kennealey, and three nieces, the Miss
es Nellie and Margaret Sullivan and
Elizabeth Kennealey.
St. John the Baptist Society.
The Tegular meeting of the Society
of St. John the Baptist was held Sun
day afternoon in Pulaski hall with a
good number present. The president
presided at the meeting. The regular
routine of business was transacted.
Ptsns ..for the summer-., months were
discussed ahd committees appointed to
earry them out. Several applications
for membership weft received and
voted upon.
Masses at St. Mary's.
Monday morning at 8 o'clock there
was an anniversary mass in St. Mary's
church for the repose of the soul of
James Wall. Rev. J. H. Fitzmaurice
was celebrant. This morning tnere will
be a. month e mind mass for Gerald
Sullivan, and on Wednesday morning
there will be an anniversary mass for
Patrick Sullivan. -
TAFTVILLE
Regular Meeting of Ponemah Council
Pupila at Traininq Clasps Home
Gardeners Getting Busy Notes.
The regular -meeting of Ponemah
council, K. of C, was hejd Sunday
afternoon in the assembly rooms in
Parish hall wfth a large number In
attendance. Grand ' Knight V. P. A.
Quinn presided. The reports of the
secretary and treasurer were read and
accepted. The regular routine of hue--
mess was transacted. Matters of im-d
jwi ituiyo pet icii(ifiig lu tuts weitaxe
the council were discussed. -
. '. Stiff Practice for Ball Club.
The Taftifllle baseball club will, if
the weather permits, get in some stiff
practice for Jhis week, and a game for
this coming Saturday will be sched
uled. The management has not. de
cided with . which team to arrange a
game, as several teams ' are desirous
of praying the local boys.
Home Gardeners Busy.
" With weather tike Monday's, the
home gardeners should begin to get
busy and get their seeds into ' the
ground. The J. B. Aiartin company
have been, doing a little planting but
have been holding- off waiting for dome
suitable weather. The Ponemah com
pany land is ready for planting.
Attend Training Classes.
The. seventth grade pupils of the We
qiionnoc grammar school attended vo
cational classes In Norwich Monday
afternoon. The boys went to Greene
ville for manual training and the girls
to Broadway for domestic science.
Notes.
There was a good number at the
meeting of the "British -American relief
fund held Monday evening.
Four more of the young men of the
village have enlisted in the U. S. ser
vice, which brings the total up to
nearly 60 from this place.
Motored to Norwich.
Mr. and Mrs. Loyd Leach .Miss Car
oline Willey of Glstonbury and Ira R.
Levicv of Hartford motored to Nor
wich on Sunday and spent the day
with Mr. Levick'B parents, Mr. and
Mrs. B. A. Jahn of the East 'Side. ,
GAGER
Funeral Director
and Embalmer
Prompts efvice day or night
"ei. 642-i
Lady Assia'.ar
DR. JOHNSON'S QUEER ACTIONS
WibiestTelKf Seeing Him Flat on Hi Bck' Alongside
Roadway Eccentric Man Jkmrdod With Town Poor at
' Home of Mrs. John S. Sullivan Will Case Hearing
Again Continued Late Monday Afternoon.
Henry C Johnson ef this city was
on the stand when the probate court
adjourned Monday afternoon after an
all day hearing on the Xfr. Nathan
Johnson will case. The evidence
turned in Monday revealed the doe
tor's queer ways in conducting him
self. The court opened about 10:25 in
the morning and closed about 4:80 in
the afternoon, a 70 minute recesa be
ing taken at noon.
Albert L. Johnson, who gave his
residence as 161 East 60th street, New
York, was called to the stand when
the hearing opened. Hs was born in
this city and has lived practically ail
bis life here. He had been a chauf
feur and conducted a livery business
in thia city last winter. He said ho
met C. W. Comatock em one occasion
and that waa en business in February,
When he hired his car to convey him
a short distance past Fltchville. He
said he thought the day waa clear and
there was no one en the ground and
that he was engaged at the Imperial
Garage and was paid $-5 f fr. his ser
vices. Johnson drove the car to the
Sullivan house in Fitchville and Mr.
Comstook got out and went into the
house. After he had been in the" house
16 or 20 minutes he heard " a man's
voice (thought to be Mr. Comstook's).
Mr. dom stock apparently carried a
box of cigars when he went into the
bouse. Johnson claimed he heard the
voices of two men and two women,
besides an old man's voice.
Never Knew Dr.' Johnson.
Chauffeur Johnson said he was nev
er at the house before and had - never
known Pr. Johnson, nor of the will
case a friend ef his said that Mr.
Gager wanted him. On a question
asked by Lawyer Avery, Johnson said
he came to Norwich on request of Mr.
Gager. He expected to have his ex
penses paid. , He also claimed that he
did not know who th old man was
Jnhnsnn waa . elirht feet from the
house ana described the places where
he heard the sounds eome from. He
claims he was sure he heard Mr. Com-
stock but could not hear what he said
to the old man.
Mail Carrier Testifies.
F. H.' Burdick. who has lived in
Franklin and Bezrah for' about 18
years said he drives the mail from
Yantlc to Bozrahville twice a day and
often carries passengers. He . has
been ea this route for the" past four
years this coming October and he
knew Dr. Johnson. In the summer and
fall of 1916, Mr. Burdick testified "o
seeing Dr. Johnson often and when he
did see him he had whiskers on his
face and his hair was long and that
often times when he passed him he
wouldn't look at him. At times when
he would see him he would step off to
one side of the street. Mr. Burdiek
testified that he was at the Sullivan
house one day last summer with a
man selling government books. The
agent wanted him to takehim (the
agent around to different people and
he (the agent) spoke of the doetor.
The agent was taken to the. Sullivan
home where the doctor was staying-.
They found the doctor sitting on the
steps of the veranda. The agent told
the doctor that he was not going to
hurt him. Mr; Burdick heard the doc
tor R v that Vt was a. nnnr man nnri
could nc buy books. Mr. Burdick
testified that he went there during
last summer and that tha . doctor
wouldn't take the mail. I used to
throw it out to him and sometimes he
would stand and loek at me. said Mr.
Burdick, sometimes for 15 to 20 min
utes in the same plaee.
Swelled Up Like an Animal.
He appeared as if he couldn't see
me very plain and would step, back
ward and swell up like an animal.
As the witness was unable to de-
peri f j what he meant by swelling up
like an animal, .there was snickering
I throughout the court room. Mr. Bur
diek claims that he had seen the doc
tor lying down on the grass and on
the steps of the Sullivan hos and he
had seen him in that position many
times. And he wore little clothing.
Mr. Burdick also testified that he had
seen the doctor lying in hay in a
barn. He also stated that the doc
tor usedto go around with his cleth
ing disranged and Mr. Burdick claims
he saw this more than enee.
Saw Clothing Disarranged.
EHsha Waterman was called to the
stand by Lawyer BaOey, Mr. Wa
terman said he . lived in Bozrah and
has always lived there. He knew Dr.
Johnson an -3 had seen him often at the
Sullivan house,, sometimes two or
three times a week and he waa well
acquainted with the doctor In years
past but he had never had a conver
sation with him while he was staying
at the Sullivan place. When seen at
the Sullivan plaee the doctor was
either sitting or lying down. Mr.
Waterman said he ha,d seen him lying
down flat on his back on the sterfti on
what, he called the east side of the
house. Mr. Waterman (Jidn't think
he had seen him lying flat on his back
in any other place. He also had seen
the doetor. sitting in the barn door
way. His clothes were not of the
best as far as neatness wa concerned
and the witness testified that he had
seen his clothing disarranged. In years
back Dr. Johnson's brother dootered
at the witnesses house and the doetor
himself did once. It was a number of
years ago since the witness had any
actual conversation with him.
John Allen of the town of Scotland
was the next witness ealled. He testi
fied that prior to hia residence in
Scotland he lived in Goshen and about
two and a half miles- from the Sulli
van place where he lived, for about 19
years. He said he knew the doctor
and his last conversation with him
(the 6vetor) was ever 2 years ago and
at that time the doctor" was riding
with him. At that time the wltnesa
conveyed the doetor from the ET)izah
Abel place where he was boarding to
the old homestead. Mr. Allen was at
the Abel place having his horse shod
and the doctor was in the blacksmith
shop.
Saw Doctor Last Oeoernbcr.
The doctor was . apparently in- good
shape and talked with the witness in
a friendly way. Mr. Allen was not
sure whether he had seen the doctor
take medicine. Mr. Allen said the last
time he saw the doetor was laat De -cember
at the Sullivan house where he
was attending, to some business mat
ters. It was between 6 and 7 o'clock
in tho evening and rather dark. The
doctor was sitting near the stove and
he did not try to speak with the doe
tor. Mr. Allen sat down and had
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supper with Mr. Sullivan. Other mem
bers of the family were in. the house.
The witness told of the queer ac
tions of the doctor. Mr. Sullivan sat
next to Mr. Allen at the table and 'was
facing the doctor but Mr. Allen doesn't
remember anyone else was at the ta
ble at the' time. He knew people
passed through the room. They were
passing Into the sitting room and he
things that , Mr. Sullivan's . children
passed back and forth.
In Lawyer Bailey's cross examina
tion of the witness, it was brought out
that Mrs. Sullivan's sister waited on
the table and that her passing in the
room waa so that the stove shut off
her view f the doctor. -
Jvir. Allen when questioned by law
yer Avery eouldn't ewear aa to how
long the doctor etood scratching feim
self. Saw Doater Flat On Hia Back. "'
Lawyer Shields sailed as the next
witness 1. John Thomas, who gave
his age as S3 years and has lived in
Bosrah. He has been a mill hand) and
at the present time is employed in this
city by a hardware dealer. He testi
fied that- he had seen the doctor a
number of times last summer and fall
as he passed the plaee where the doc
tor was living every morning and
night, and often on Sundays. Last
summer he saw the doctor lying, down
on the si&e ef the road and afo trier
time it the lawn. He was laying flat
on his back er once in a while on his
side and he had seen him in those po
sitions a number of times on the
lawn. - He had also seen the doc
tor walking in the pasture witb his
trousers dewn to his knees, facing the
highway and his hands were by his
side. When seen iying on the road
he was near a shed about 12 feet frpm
the road. He was flat on his back
and the witness testified that he had
seen the doctor in that position a num
ber of times. Mr. Thomas was nev-
! er near enougtl to the doctor to de-
termine his mental condition aa he
j Passed along in a car. The grourM
n6ar the shed where the doctor was
laying was generally .clean and the
doctor never attempted to get up when
ne saw him.
Never Paid His Board.
Mrs. John S. Sullivan, wife of John
S. Sullivan, with whom the doctor re
sided was called: to the stand by Law
yer Shields. She testified that the
doctor came to her house to stay in
March, 19J.-5. The exact date she was
unable to recall. She said she made
the arrangements for the doctor to
come and. these arrangements were
made in her house on the day the. doe
tor went there to stay. The arrange
ments made were that the doctor said
he was going to stay at the house as
long as he lived and he requested her
to take care of him and that he would
pay hor well. He came of hia own free
will and he brought nothing. He
brought his belongings the last of
March from the Brush's where he was
previously staying and he stayed at
the Sullivan houset until he died. Mrs.
Sullivan testified that the doctor nev
er paid his boari, not one penny. He
only said that he would pay her well.
She did not ask him for fiay. The
doctea made xio gifts while staying at
the house. - The doctor became ill
and went to bed in January, 1917. At
times previous to that he had to be.
confined to his room and on several
occasions in 1915 and 1916 he was con
fined to his bed.
Dr. Johnson Engaged Nurse.
She said that the doctor had an in
jury to his knee but she couldn't tell
whether it was caused by a fall or not.
She said he needed care and atten
tion and that she nursed him while he
was sick. She waited on him dur
ing the daytime and also up to nine
or ten- o'clock. She also stated that
she had a nurse for him. The nurse
waa Thomas McGrath, her brother,
and he began his services abovt a
week after the doctor was taken sick.
Dr. Johnson engaged him, and not her.
Mrs. Sullivan also testified that the
doctor had promised her his furniture
-at the beginning and that she had
kept an account against the doctor.
Mrs. Sullivan said she was not in- need
of money and she knew that the doe
tor was rich and knew that his prom
ise was good.
While there the doctor never dis
cussed payments and he bought
clothes for himself. Sometimes when
I was going to Norwich, Said Mrs.
Sullivan, I would buy clothes for him
anJ other articles that he needed.
Transacted Buainess For Him.
She also testified that she transacted
some bank business for him and that
she had taken checks to the Merchants
bank for him with his book, but never
drew money for him. While he was
ill there was no talk- of going to the
Baekus hospital.
Mrs. Sullivan testified that at the
time Dr. Johnson was at her home
there were some of the town poor
there, the town having no almshouse.
She also testified to the fact that
she purchased an automobile last fail
and paid $1135 for it, paying partly
by check and cash, the check being
for 11.000 and the remainder was paid
in cash. The eheck was drawn on her
savings account in the "Norwich Sav
ings Society. Mrs. Johnson claims
she does not remember Johnson, the
chauffeur, who drove Mr. Com stock
to the house during last February. Sho
also stated she had no idea of the bill
she has against the doctor on her ac
count book at home but will present
the book in the hearing. Mrs.. Sulli
can states . she is not related to Dr.
Johnson.
Lived at Doctor's Home.
On being questioned by Lawyer A v- i
ery, Mrs. Sullivan stated she had
known the doctor for a long time,
having been brought up for a wile
at his home when a -child -and toad
lived with his mother.
Lawyer Shields in eross examining
Mrs. Sullivan again brought out the
condition of the doctor physically in
some respects. Mra. Sullivan testi
fied that the doctor had the eczema
and kidney trouble which he had had
all the time he was at her homo. He
also had hardening of the arteries and
heart trouble and - had difficulty In
breathing and at times he would faint
away.
Said Houae Needed Firrnigating.
Lawyer Shields next called John
Stanton of Mystic to the stand. Ha
has retired from dally occupation and
lives with his brother who owns a
farm. Mr. Stanton formerly lived in
Bozrah and know Dr. Johnson, having
lived two miles from the homestead
when he resided in Bozrah. Mr.jStan
ton owned the farm he resiaed on in
Bosrah and at the death of his sec
ond wife, Dr. Johnson came tip to his
house and posted a notice on the door
claiming that the house needed fumi
gating. After three or four weeks Mr.
Stanton went to see the doctor con
cerning tho fumigation and the doctor
told htm that he would go to his home
in a day or so. Mr. Stanton related
the- number of times he requested the
dootor to fumigate the house and- fi
nally he did it himself. The dootor
went ever to the house and they had
a eanv.rsa.tion. Later the doctor took
a tablet out e hs pocket and soon af
ter tell Asleep. Ho slapt quite a while
and at noon he fete dinner and went
to plees aga(n In the afternoon, sleep
ing Until 4 o'clock. . The winter of
1915 was sjbout the last time Mr.
Stanton ow him to P; to. and at
that time he, met htm at Mr. Sulli
van's, and hs appeared to be all right.
" Saw Dootor In Barn.
Jabea Iathpop, w4io la -33 years of
age and ' lives' in Bosrah. claims he
knew Dr. Johnson and that he saw
him during the year 1916 in the sum
mer, during the month of June and at
this time he aaw him aittina on the
veranda . of the Hullivan heiie with
hia overcoat en and -h la bead bowed
down, . apparently aaleep. He alao
tated. that be aaw the- doctor dur
ing the month of May laying in - the
barn whioh has been previously men
tioned. He Was laying on his -back in
the hay and no one was near him. Aa
he laid fnare his clothing was disar
ranged. Thought Doctor Was Sober.
Another farmer who resides in Leb
anon, 'Michael Lnch. testified as to
his acquaintance with the doctor and
he saw him last summer at the Sul
livan houae !n a, very unbecoming po
sition. Mr. ELyneh was in his wagon
and ho thought the doctor was sober
or at least he acted so. Mr. LynchJsaid nothing concerning the will - or
claimed he used to see htm about ev
ery day but he hod never seen him in
the shed or barn spoken of.
John Fargo testified to seeing the
dootor in -unbecoming positions and
his testimony was confined mostly on
the doctor's condition. -
..' Want Ce Sleop-Against a Tree.
Alvln L. "Pargo, who la no relation
to -the preceding witness, was next
called to the stand by- Lawyer Shields.
Fargo elaims farming as an occupa
tion. At one time he lived below the
Dr. Johnson farm.. He stated he knew
the doctor and saw him last summer
or in the fall at the Sullivan place.
He - said he had seen him walking en
the road and at the cemetery while
be (Mr. Fargo) was working there.
Mr. Fargo related an incident when
the doctor at dinner with him at the
cemetery and fell- asleep soon aftec,
sitting up againat a tree and he
thought he elr-pt there for about an
hour. He said the doctor used to
walk to the cemetery quite often but
he had never seen him there whpfl
there was a funeral. When the doctor
woke up out of his sleep he appeared
all r'ght,- but he often' sat down to go
to sleep as he'was a great hand at it.
Took White Pilfs.
He testified that he had seen him
asleep on the Sullivan house veranda
and he had seen him lying on the
grass, asleep, but he couldn't recall of
seeing him lying alongside of the road.
Mr. Fargo claims he saw the doctor
take white pills about five years ago.
The Afternoon Session".
At the opening of the afternoon ses
sion Charles R.. Butts, assistant treas
urer of the Norwich Savings society,
testified in reference to the power of
attorney given C. W. Comstock.
John E". Thomas was then called.
Mr. Thomas resides ' a short distance
from Bozrahvil'.e; ' three-rquarters' of a
mile from the Sullivan place, and has
lived ! there for about 40 years. Last
summer he was working in Kitchville
and in going to work in iTtchville he
passed the iwiuse twice a day. He
claims he knew Dr. Johnson since a
small boy, and when a boy resided in
one of his tenements. He saw the
doctor last summer about in the
month of July and had had a conver
sation wffh him during the summer,
and the doctor appeared to be in a
dazed "condition, by showing it in his
conversation, and appeared aa though
he was not in his right mind. His
eyes were glassy. Mr. Thomas related
that. Mr. Sullivan had cqme to his
hbfise last night (Sunday n!ht) and
wanted to know if he (Thomas) was
going aaiinet him 0S Hvan). Mr.
Thomas sold Of seeing the doctor lying
on the lawn and in a chair asleep and
met the doctor once on the road when
the doctor did not know him or recog
nize him.
. Doctor Appeared Dazed.
To questions asked by Lawyer Avery
Mr. Thomaa told of meeting the doctor
and saying good morning to him and.
that he appeared in a dazed way and
sort of muttered and he could not un
derstand him. Because fhe could not
understand him he thought he was
not in his bight mind. He did nothing
else, -though, in which he showed that
he was -not in his right mind. Lawyer
Avery croes examined the witness at
length relative to the doctor's eyes and
when questioned aa to how a man's
eyes looked when he takes drugs and
for explanation the witness said they
only appeared different. The witness
said he had seen the doctor under the
influence of liquor once and had seen
him once take a drink, it being a num
ber of years ago.
- - Had Seen Doctor Act Queerly.
Fred Bashaw was . called to . the
Stand. , Mr. Bashaw lived on the "Bru!i
farm, being employed by Mr. Brush,
and he teetitfled that he knew Dr. John
son and that the doctor stayed at the
Brush farm about a year and a hajf.
He said he saw the doctor every night
and occasionally in the day time and
he tiad seen the doctor often act
queerly. At times while the witness
was in the milk fcarn he saw the doctor
run back and forth in the barn, swear
ing to himself, and wheri aswed what
the watter was he said that he thought
that he was going crazy. He was al
ways friendly with the witness and
he used to go out in the lots where the
witness was working and he often
complained of rfeeling bad. He took
white tablets or grayish white tablets
and then he would drop off to sleep.
The witness never noticed, anything
peculiar with the doctor's eyes. He
said he had never seen the doctor un
der the influence but had seen him
sleepy. As for the tablets, he said
the doetor told him that they made
him feel better.
Doctor Talked to Himself.
Mrs. Mary Griffin, who formerly re
sided in the state of New York, and
came to Connecticut in October, 1912,
locating at the 'Brush farm in Bozrah,
was next called to tho stand "toy Lawyer
Shields. . She stayed at the Brush farm
four years and three months, doing
general housework, and she testified
that the doctor was there at the time
and he left before-she did. She said
she had cooked for him, eet the table
for "him and talked with him. She
testified, that in the year 1914 she saw
the doctor and he did not know her.
He was on a heap of rubbish lying on
his side and at the time she Was riding
by and was aa near to him as four or
five yards. . His face looked clay color,
and he looked lifeless and she left
him in that position. She told of the
doctor running from one room to ana
other in the' house, talking -to himself
in a cursing way. Sometimes he ap
peared O. K. and at other times he
acted queer and took speila at run
ning and cursing. She testified to the
effect ..that -she had never had any
trouble with him and that he dressed
in the saine clothes urXil (Mrs. Brush
got after him to change - and the
clothes gave out . a bad odor. FShe
never saw him take anything at the
houae. -and that only once she saw him
under the influence of liquor.
' Henry D. Johnson Testifies.
The laat witness of the ay called to
the stand waa Henry D. Johnson, who
Uvea in this city, having been b,o.rn
here 'and has lived here continuously.
He is employed as a bookkeeper in the
Chelsea Savings 'bank. He testified as
to the relationship between him and
the 4aepe He claims he tias known
the- doctor for 1 years when he became
acquainted with him at a funeral. Mr.
Johnson presented the court with a
list of the doctor's estate as compiled
In August of Oast year. Ho stated he
was with the doctor on Aug. 80, 1814,
at his safe deposit box and that his
business connections with the- dootor.
began In 1910. (Mr. Jchnson told of
investing the doctor's emoney in stocks
and bonds and told of an incident that
occurred in C. W. Cometock'a office
when he went- with .the dootop- to ee
Mr, Comatock by appointment And
Mr. Sullivan waa there in the office
and while the doctor and Mr. Cam
stock were out of the room Mr. BulJl
van asked the witness what he thought
of the doctor and that Mr. Sullivan
told him that the doctor took dope,
which waa the flrirt that the witness
had known of his dope-taking and
which came' aa a surprise. He told
of the doctor going to hie home to
dinner In 1940 atnd at that time the
doctor fell asleep after dinner And
Mr. Johnson told of other buaineae
transactions which he carried out for
the doctor. In 19J7 on Jan. lSth Mr.
Johnson called at the Sullivan bouse,
a he had tieard that the doctor waa
e'ek.
Mrs. Johnson went with the witness
and they were met at the door by Mrs.
SuiJivan and we heard the - doctor cry
out as if in pain. While there the doc
tor did not say much, only to the ef-
rect inat he. was npt feeling well. - He
carrying out any further business. The
witness saod that Mrs. Sullivan ap
peared surprised when she met them at
the door and was anxious to know
what Dr. Tingley had told them. On
the 20th I went there again he saod,
and the doctor was melancholy and
nothing relative to making a will was
talked about, Mrs. Sullivan was pres
ent all the time he was there, On Feb.
J2th, Mir. Johnson saw the doctor
again.
While there the doctor asked why
the witness came. The witness said
he undstood the doctor to- say that
he w feeling better but Mrs. Sulli
van saod that he was not better. Aft
er being there fifteen 'minutes he
seemed to go asleep and Mrs. Sulli
van saod he was tired. The wit
ness went out of the room and wait
ed about one half art hour and then
Mrs. Sullivan saod he was ' awake
again. While waiting for the doctor
to awake airain, the Witness had con
versation with Mrs. Sullivan relative
to the seriousness Of the doctor's Ill
ness and mentioned the face that
something ought to be done in the
line of care for the cemetery lot arid
she said that she thought that had
been taken care-of. -
On April 11th Mr. -Johnson went to
the house again and talked with' the
doctor and told him that Mr. Com
stock was anxious to close the broth
er's estate and suggested, that the doc
tor give him power of attorney as
then matters could be easilv attended
to. He told of the doctor wishing to
have A. M. Brown draw up the pow
er of attorney..
Told of Mr. Comstock's Death.
Mr. Johnson told of telling the doc
tor of the death of Mr. Comstock but
he did not question about the death
and tc.tt he Went, away with Instruc
tions relative to the power of attor
ney. The next morning Mrs. Sulli
van ' callPd the witness by telephone
and .said that the dootor didn't want
anything done and she told the wit
ness that he (tne witness) had up
set the doctor by telling him of the
death of Mr. Comstock.
Urged Doctor to Go to Hospital.
Reference was made t consultation
of doctors and of Mr. Mathewson be
ing at the house and Mrs. Sullivan
said that no one would ,see the doctor
witnout tne doctor s permission. un
the date of the doctor's death he went
to the house again and Inquired con
cerning the funeral arrangements but
no suggestions of wills or codicils were
made. .;- The witness told briefly of
trying to encourage the . doctor to go
to the hospital. Mr. Johnson was on
tho stand when the court adjourned
until 9. SO Wednesday morning.
Presented, American Flag.
At the regular session of the Second
Congregational Sunday school Sunday
noon a delegation from the Woman s
Relief corps presented, the. school with
a large American flag. The presenta
tion was made. by Patriotic Instructor
Mrs. J. A. George. The speech of ac
ceptance was made by Supt. Arthur L.
Peale. Rev. Herbert J. Wyckoff made
a few appropriate remarks In accept
ance of the flag. The salute to the flag
was given by Troop I of the o(By
Scouts of America. All joined in sing
ing "iie 'Star spangled Banner in
closing.
NORWICH TOWN
Rev. H. T. Arnold Brings Cheering
Message to Sheltering Arms Park
Church Young People Sing Dele
gates Appointed Milk Producers
Shipping to New London Dairy Co.
The service at the Sheltering Arms
Sunday afternoon was in charge of
Rev. H. T. Arnold. He. read from the
eighth chapter of Romans, beginning
at the 26th verse. Taking this scrip
ture for hU subject ns said:
God In His thought for us has are
sult in view and he takes the m.ans
to accomplish this. The result at
which ho aims is that each one shall
be a chiid of God, that in us shall be
found the likeness of the Son of God,
a spirit of consecration to the , highest
ends, an earnest purpose to serve our
God. We are afflicted because God
takes this way to bring us to our in
heritance, our desired home in heaven
Something of glory shines out in the
Christian life for the divine method
is to make happy every child of God
and to bring us and te world to Him
Helf . May God grant this in His own
time and way.
Park church young people sang fa
miliar hymns, to the accompaniment
of the piano and violin. The singing
i3 always looked forward to by ail
in the household and was a much en
joyed part of the sertfee.
Warblers Arriving.
May is the month for the coming
of the warbler family; some of them
ore in migration. The blackpoll, the
myrtle, the yellow warbler, and the
redstart also a member of that fam
ily, have been in the trees near Hos
pital corner for days. The myrtle
warbler is first to arrive in Vr0
spring and last to leave in the au
tumn. It flits about so. restlessly that
it is hard to identify. The yellow
warbler or summer yellowbird is like
summer and sunshine in color and
disposition. We hear its sweet, happy
song until the end of July and catch
glimpses of it almost everywhere. It
is a clever bird, toe, for When the
cowbird leaves-its egg in her nest she
builds a new-bottom, sealing up that
egg and depositing her own.
Ship Milk to New London. '.
The Bozrah Creamery being' tem
porarily closed, farmers on Wauwecus
Hill and in other" parts of the town
began Monday to send their milk to
the New London Dairy Co. by train.
The New London Dairy Co. in New
London and the Bozrah Creamery are
under the same management.
Delegates to Convention.
Miss Ruth Avery' and Miss Marlon
Rogers were the delegates appointed
Sunday to represent the First Con
gregational Sunday school at the con
vention to be held Saturday in "New
London. -
Gossip and Chat.
iMr. and Mrs. Davenport-of - Lafay-
Yhe
lofteous
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Hllt Dnncnc WHY WE SHOULD
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latest in every detail, embodying all the newest ideas 1
in drapery effects. . j
ECONOMY Our connections are such that vre are ena j
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most favorable prices in every instance. '
HERE ARE A FEW SUGGESTIONS ,
Curtain Scrim, with open workj also, with colored bord
ers, in white and ecru Special lot at 9c a yard, value ;
15c. Better grades at 19c and 22c a yard.
Marquisettes and Scrims, attractive designs and extra
fine quality, in white cream and ecru Special valu,
at 25c, regular price 30c- - Better grades at 33c, 39c and'
45c
Scotch Madras in a range of dainty colorings as-well as
in plain white and ecru at 22c, 25c, 30c, 39c and
45c a yard.
Quaker Craft Laces, very popular for window draper,;
launders easy and wears well, newest of dainty lace
effects in white, creafh and ecru at 30c, 39c, 50c and up,
to $1.30 a yard.
Scrim and Marquisette Curtains, some have hem
stitched edges, some with lace edges, others with ir
sertings and with valances at 79c, $1.00, $1.19, $1.59
and upwards a pair.
Madras Curtains, handsome designs in all-over effects
that will make a very dainty drapery for any window;
at 98c, $1.25, $1.39 and up to $2.25 a pair.
Quaker Craft Lace Curtains, the largest line of these
very desirable Curtains that we have ever shown, a
big variety to choose from at $1.75, $1.89, $2.25, $2.50
and up to $8.50 a pair.
ette street have left town for Spring
field, Mass.
airs. G. S. Beebe. of the Scotland
BORN
BSMDETTOIn this city. May 9, 1917,
a daughter, Angelina, to Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Bendetto of No. 99
Franklin street.
VB4I-Ib Hope Valley. R. I.. May 11,
1917.- a daughter. Marion Klizabeth,
to Dr. and Mrs. William T. Veal.
PERRY In Westerly, R. I.. May IS.
1917, a daughter, Sylvia Oope, to Mr.
and Mrs. Harvey C. Perr
MARRIED.
OOIVkEV PIETlSf!V In New London,
Mav 10. 1917, by Rev. Walter S.
S-visher. Mortimer Conley and Miss
Gladys Pierson,- both o New London.
SHERMAN WILSON In New London,
mav 11. 1917, by Rev. J. A Elder.
Frederick B. Sherman of Quaker Hill
and Miss Laura F. Wilson at New
London.
WATBRMAN iSTERRT In Havana.
Cuba, May 12, Tfl 1 7. by the BiHhop of
Cuba, Edgar- Moore Waterman of
Detroit and Miss Ora Waronda
Whittlesey Sterry of New London
and Salem.
WAflD-PRESTON In this city, May
14 1917, Peter Charles Ward of New
London and Miss Muriel (Preston of
this city.
DIED
WAI.DEV In New London, May 1,
1917, Wesley J. Walden, in his 67th
year.
OLB4RV-In Stonington, May. 12, 1S17,
John J., son of Patrick and Elizabeth
Cleary. aged 74 years.
BBRIVXAIS In .New . London, May IS,
1917, John C. Brennan. f
TVISS iTn New London, May IS, 1917,
John R. Twiiss, aged k years.
WOODWARD 'In New London, May 14.
17, Kate Spauldlng. wife of John
E. Woodward, formerly of Norwich,
aged 77 years.
Funeral services at the residence of her
son Walter W. Woodward. 4S9 Wil
liams street. New London, Wednes
day afternoon. May 1. at 2 o'clock.
Interment at Tan-tie cemetery at 3.46
p. m.
LAVKSDBR In this city, May 1 4.
1917. Andrew Lavender, aged 47
years.
Notice of funeral hereafter.
KKSsatMiV-In Norwich. May 14,
19-17, Bridget Kenneally of 42 Pros
pect street.
Funeral from her late residence Wed
nesday morning. May 1. at 8.15.
Requiem mass at St. Mary's churoh
at 9 o'clock. Burial in St. Mary's
cemetery.
CAPI-ES In Norwich. May 13. 1917.
Caroline, widow of Lyman Caples,
aged 79 years.
Funeral services will he held at her
late home. No. S Quarry street, Wed
nesday;. May 16. at 3-.p. mi. Burial
in Maplewood.
MXVElli In Norwich, May 13, 1M7,
Maria Keed, widow of John T. Max
well. Funeral services will be held at her
late home. No. 138 Elizabeth street.
Wednesday morning. Mav 16 at 11
o'clock. Burial in.Maplawood cemetery-
,
GATFJS - In Wallingford, Masonic
home, May 13, 191T. eimon O. Gates,
aged 79 years, formerly of Norwich.
Burial in the City cemetery. Norwich,
this (Tuesday) on the arrival of the
12.25 train. New Haven station.
SEVISf Entered Into rest. In this clrv.
May 14. 1917. John F. Sevin, aged 78
years.
Funeral services at his late residence.
117 Broad street, Wednesday after
noon. May 16, at 2-30 o'clock.
JEVNIXO-S In Souta Windham, May
13, 1917. Ellen Bid well, wife of John
Jennintrs. a iced 72 yearn-
Funeral services will be held fro-m her
ihome Wednesday at 1 p. m. Burial
In Yantic .cemetery, Norwich.
SISSOIV -In Norwich Town, Otrobando
road, May 11, 1917, Daniel O. Sisson.
aged- 69 years.
Funeral from the home of his daugh
ter, jmrs. warren i-i. Hamilton, rvtro-'
bando road. Norwich Town, Tuesday
afternoon. May 13. at 2 o'clock.
Burial in the family lot In the John
son cemetery, Bozrah.
BILLINGS In Norwich, May. 14, 1917.
Jtvatnertnw "Mulligan, widow of
Charles W. Billln'ss, aged 82 years,
11 months.
&
niilcholl U.
M
road was In New Tondon Fa'uMay
visit relatives.
Mrs. Kdward A. f-'mith nf Mr"r
Htreet, New London, spent, the w
end with relatives uptown.
Mrs. C W. lrant and "lincH.r M
Grant, spent Sunday in Taftvil, :tr
Mrs. Grant's son and hia f. rni.v.
Alfred C. Dodge of SpHr .ri 4.
Mass., spent the week-end v ;"i t -mother.
.Mrs. J. O. fJodr? r.f W'r.
Town street.
After a few weeks' stay In T.n'am
and Lowell, fa.n., and vicinl-.y. f'e-.
and Mrs. Francis Ro?e r"furri"i cr
Thursday to Wauwecus Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles HlhfceM '-'
Willimantlc were rffnt r,f i
liibberd'a sister, ilm. Rfmui ir-i--ton
at her home on West Town tT'-r-t
Miss Gladys Pebe. who lesrr . I
East Haddam, and her roiuin, .. .t.n
Lucie Htandish of Colchester.
the weTT-end at Misa ilea be' s horn
on the Scotland road.
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warm water
and insure a
restful night.
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FUNERAL i
DIRECTORS
AND
EMBALfilERS
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