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NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER, WEDNESDAY APRIL 24 J907
3 IN AND ABOUT THE COURTS FATHER AND SON ON TRIAL FOR MURDER. Damage Suit to De Heard Superior Court Sentences Mra. Todd Craves Expenses A Costly AVoodcn Leg Seltzer Bottle as Club Admitted to V. S. Court Cot boy Pined. The taking of testimony in the trial of the case against Angelo and Cus tode Dl Lucia was begun in the crim inal superior court yesterday morning before Judge Ralph Wheeler 'and a jury. The accused are father and son and they are charged with murder in the first degree for the killing of Raffaele Petrone, at the shop of the National Folding Box and Paper Co., in Fair Haven, on January 18 last. Ex-Judge Blydenburgh and atorney Brooks are counsel for (the accused, and Attorney Philip Pond is assisting the state. Another son of Angelo Dl Lucia, Luciana by name, was involved in this case, but he made his escape and has not been captured. The state claims that Angelo and Luciana held Petrone down while Cus tode shot him in the breast. The de fense is that Luciana, the fugitive, did the shooting. Judge Blydenburgh de murred to the complaint so as to make the state specify in the complaint which one fired the shot, but the court ruled against him. There are about 30 witnesses sum moned in the case and as most of the testimony will be given through an in terpreter, it is probable that the trial will be an unusually long one. The first witness called was Civil Engineer Nichols, who explained a may showing the location where the shooting occurred. He was followed by Medical Examiner Bartlett, who ex plained his connection with .the case and the (condition of the wound. During the afternoon other evidence of a formed nature was made by sev eral other witnesses and the court thereafter adjourned until ten o'clock this morning. DAMAGE SUITS TO BE HEARD. The April term of the United States Circuit court, civil side, was called! at the court room In this city, yester day morning at 10 o'clock. A jury had , been Impanelled, but at the opening of court, no caseB were ready and there was an adjorunment until 2 o'clock, at which hour the jury was excused until next Tuesday. The case set down for yesterday was that of . the New Haven County Anti-Tuberculosis asso ciation, against Crocker-Wheeler Co., of .this city. This Is a case for dam flges of $75,00, it being alleged that the defendants, in installing a gas lighting plant at the hospital of the association In Walllngford, had al 1 vjowed gas to leak into a well and de , etroyed the water supply. There were several eminent doctors of this city in court ready to testify but upon an agreement between coun j sel, after a protracted consultation, It fvraa decided there would be a waiv T'ing of a Jury trial and Judge A. Heaton Robertson was named as a committee to hear testimony. SUPERIOR COURT SENTENCES. i Several culprits were sentenced in the criminal superior court yesterday morning by Judge Ralph Wheeler on pleas of guilty. William Jacques, charged with bur glary of Peter Christopher's store at 29 Church street, was sentenced to one year In jail. . Charles A. Steele, charged with Im proper conduct with his step-daughter Jessie Farren, was sentenced to from one to two years In state prison. James F. Moran was sentenced to one year, and James Smith to two years in Jail for attempted burglary. They attempted to rob Ryan's saloon In Wallace street. Motion was made by Attorney R J. Woodruff for a new trial In the case against Angelo Setaro, convicted of charges of burglary and attempt to will. Attorney Woodruff says new evi dence has 'been discovered that will acquit his client. Judge Wheeler re served decision. MRS. TODD CRAVES EXPENSES. ' Mrs.' Hattie E.Todd, who according to the will of the late George A. Isbell "There's Why Brain Workers should use This food supplies to the Brain and Nerve Centres microscopic particles of Phosphate of Potash, found in wheat and barley, which combine with Albumen to make ' the gray matter to daily refill the Brain and Nerve Centres. Anyone can learn the reason by trying Grape-Nuts was the legatee of his estate, but who by a contest made of the will by re latives of Mr. Isbell, was declared by the probate court not entitled to any part of the estate because the word "Mrs." was written in the will after its signature by Mr. Isbell, has ap plied to the probate court to be allow ed expense of $1,000, which she spent in upholding .the will. The petition was filed by Attorney E. P. Arvine, her counsel, and will be assigned a hearing next week at whicli it will be contested by the heirs. Mrs. Todd has already taken an ap peal to the superior court from the decision of the probate court, which appeal is still pending. She asks that !ier expenses in the probate court be paid from the estate. . ISHMAEIi HAD RAZOR, . ' A colored man named Ishmael Simons was charged with committing a breach of the peace on Lewis Philpot, of 39 Winter street. Philpot failed to ap pear when the case was called a few days ago so he was arrested on a ca pitis. He misunderstood the date and judgment was suspended. The evidence showed that Ishmael had a razor and he was fined $26 and costs of $8.68. A COSTLY WOODEN LEG.. Because he was thrown from his wagon 20 feet, landing against a tele graph pole with such force .that his woqden leg was splintered and he was otherwise injured in a collision be tween a trolley car ana his .wogon, Frank Brown of Orange has brought suit against the Consolidated Railway company of $1,000 damages. The accident occurred on November 30 last, at Whalley avenue and Blake street. Mr. Brown alleges .that the trolley car was running at an exces sive rate of speed and gave him no warning of its approach. It hit his wagon in the rear, throwing him out. He landed against a pole by the road side and splintered his wooden leg. He received other Injuries which laid him up for a month. The case is re turnable to the common pleas court and papers in it were served upon the road yesterday by Deputy Sheriff Walsh. SELTZER BOTTLE AS CLUB. Hyman Aoratin of 73 Lafayette Btreet, and Samuel Phillips of 99 Con gress avenue, two Hebrews, engaged In an argument on Lafayette street which ended in Aoratin performing a sort of baptism rite on Phillips by breaking a bottle of seltzer over his head. Phil lips appeared with his head swathed In bandages when the merits of the case were thrashed in the City court yesterday. Judge Mathewson fined Ooratln $10 with costs of $1.80( while Phillips was discharged. ADMITTED TO U. S. COURT. ; Attorneys Edward P. M. O'Meara of this city and Seth W. Baldwin of Nau gatuck, were admitted ito' practice in the United States courts by Judge James P. Piatt yesterday. . THE EX-MONTANA COWBOY. Bob Roy Taylor, the ex-Montana cowboy, whose 'arrest for conducting a personal revival of frontier days in North Haven, last week, led to his be en from the Whalley avenue Jail to trie village court and, taxed. $7 with costs ,of $26 by Justice Blakeslee Monday even ing for his regln of terror. Constable Brockett has been trying to get him Into the village court for trial ever since his arrest here, and got Sheriff Speigel to take him there last evening. . Taylor pleaded guilty to a charge of breach of the peace and was taken back to jail to work out the fine. When he Is brought before the po lice court to-day for the freight thefts a continuance will probably be given as investigations are being made Into his assertion that many other railroad brakemen who belong to an organiza tion known as the Blue Line are im plicated with him in the thieving. CHARLES L. HURLBUT. The funeral of the late Charles L. Hurlbut took place from his late resi dence In North Haven yesterday after noon. The services were conducted by the Rev. Mr. Phillips of. Whitneyville Congregational church, who spoke very highly of the deceased life and char acter. The interment took place in) Hamden Plains cemetery. The-, floral tributes were beautiful Stahl and Son had charge of the arrangements. a Reason" If f fo AT THE THEATERS, MANY SPLENDID ATTRACTIONS FLAYING THIS WEEK. "The Smart Set" at the New Haven Theater Cnmllle at the Bijou Two Novel Acts at Poll's Coming, "The Lion amlthe Mouse" at New Haven, "Sapho" at Bijou and "Brown of Har vard" at Hyperion. "The Smart Set," presenting the mu sical comedy "The Black Politician," were gretted by another large audience at the New Haven theater last night. There !s plenty of. catchy melody, pret ty girls, capable singers, dancers and comedians. S. H. Dudley, one of the best colored comedians of the day, heads the company and does some clev er work. The scenic embellishment is of a high order, and the costumes, settings and other essential feature are of the kind that help make showfc of this calibre so successful. The performance will be given again to-day, matinee and night. THE LION AND THE MOUSE. "The Lion and the Mouse," probably one of the greatest plays ever offored American theater-goers, will be pre sented at the New Haven theater to morrow, Friday and Saturday nights, and at the special matinee Saturday at 2:15. Charles Klein, the author, unfolds in this play a perfectly simple, direct but powerful story, In which a girl pits her self against the most famous moneyed magnates of the world. With her wom an's wit as her only weapon, she enters the lists against a powerful coterie of financiers and corrupt senators, who have brought dishonor upon hor father, who, In his capacity of supreme court judge, has rendered decisions inimical to the intereses of these capitalists. It is a story of the weak against the strong, a subject that cannot well fail to appeal to all classes of theater-goers. This is one of the most successful dramas of the new century, it wonder ful popularity being demonstrated by the fact that it has been played 500 con secutive times in New Tork city, with the exception of Sundays. It will be presented here by the same cast which presented it at the Lyceum theater In New York for nineteen consecutive months, and the original company will present the play here.. The advance sale of seats has been large, but good seats remain for sale. HUMAN HEARTS. "Human Hearts," the idyl of the Ar kansas hills, will be produced at the New Haven theater on Monday, Tues day and Wednesday nights, April 29, 30 and May 1, with matinee Wednesday. Like "Shore Acres" and "The Old Homestead,', time only increases its hold upon the hearts of the people. The prattle of an innocent child, the tears of an old blind mother, the strong love of a simple country girl, the truth of a half-wit, the love of an old-time negro, the pasMon of an adventuress and the tender memory of a dead mother of the past of the governor of Arkansas are all cleverly intermingled by the deft hand of the author of this absorbing tale of the Arkansas hills. Each suc ceeding season of this thrilling play's annually Increasing business has Induc ed the management to engage for this season's production one of the strong est companies ever organlied in one cast. To the lovers of a good play not one on the list this season will avpeal more strongly than "Human Hearts." ELLEN TERRY. Ellen Terry will be seen In "Captain Brassbound's Conversion" at the New Haven theater on Friday evening, May 3. THE LITTLE CHERUB. Hattie Williams, presenting "The Little Cherub," the greatest- musical comedy success, will be the attraction at the New Haven theater Saturday night, May 4. Poll's Now Theater. Elfle Fay, the Belle of Avenue A, was the real big hit of the Poll bill last night with her choice selections of song hits, and her closing favorite, the Belle of Avenue A, compelled her to respond to several encores. Miss Fay has a decidedly novel man ner of singing her numbers, which keeps up the Interest, and her peculiar mannerisms won for her plenty of ap plause. The orchestra assists material ly in the proper way to make the song numbers the big success they are. Beatrice McKenzie and Walter Shan non, in the skit "A Shine Flirtation," introduced two new people to local vaudeville devotees, and two splendid artists are rendering some song num bers of merit. Mr. Shannon possesses a rich baritone voice, while Miss Mc Kenzie, who was the prima donna of "The Tenderfoot," is equally pleasing. The skit Is built on new lines and is very effective. ' , Billy Van, the Jate minstrel star, was a winner with some good material in the joke and story line; Rosalre and Doretto. in a daring and sensational acrobatic and tumbling act, were pleas ing in the novelty line; Valveno broth ers, as the equilibrists and gymnasts, were good; Pierce and Mazee were shifted to open the show, and NIta Al len and her company as a special feat ure presented a scenic novelty, "In Car Two, Stateroom One." Riding on a pass that does not belong to you was made the basis for a mix-up that has a very good ending. The electrograph has some automo bile race pictures, a story following the races being carried along. The show is up to the usual standard and will be repeated afternoon and evening for the balance of the week. UIJou Theater. With the performances this after noon and evening the production of "Camille" at. the Bijou by the stock company win end. As this is the clos ing week of the setson the manage ment has planned for a double offer Ing, and Thursday, Friday and Satur day the attraction will be a grand scenic production of the Parisian ro mance, "Sapho." The first performance Of "Sapho" will be to-morrow afternoon. Director Mc Gill, of the stock, has secured a new WORKING WOMEN, WHAT THEY SHOULD KNOW MRS.SADIE ABBOTT Women for the most part spend their lives at home, and it is these women who are willing and ambitious that their homes shall be kept neat and pretty, their children well dressed and tidy, who do their own cooking, sweeping', dusting and often washing, ironing and sewing for the entire family, who call for our sympathy. Truly the work of such a woman is "never done" and is it any wonder that she breaks down at the end of a few years, the back begins to ache, there Is a displacement, inflammation or ulceration of the abdominal organs, a female weakness is brought on, and the struggle of that wife and mother to continue her duties is pitiful. Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound, made from native roots and neros, is the exact medicine a woman needs whose strength is over taxed. It keeps the feminine organ in a strong and healthy condition. In preparing for childbirth and re cuperating therefrom it is most effi cient. It carries a woman safely through the change of life and in making her strong and well assists her to oe a good wife and mother. Mrs. Sadie Abbott, of Jeannette, Pa., writes : Dear Mrs. Pinkham "I suffered severely with pain every month and also a pain in my left side. My doctor prescribed for me but did me no good; a friend advised Lydia E. Plnkham's Vegetable Compound and I wrote you in regard to my condition. I followed your advice and am aperfootly well woman. The pains have all disappeared and I cannot recommend your medicine too highly." Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound Succeeds Where Others Fai!. and revised edition of this play. In It all the objectionable features have been eliminated. The play will present noth ing that can be called at all vulgar or suggestive, and It Is said to be the best version of this play ever offered. - Petite Mabel Miller Is again the extra attraction for the week in illustrated songs. Every afternoon this week sou venir pictures of the entire company are given away. , OLD TIME "CONCERT." , . Arrangements Completed for Event at St. Mary's Hall This Evening. All arrangements are now completed for the "old 'time" concert to be given' in St. Mary's hall this evening by Miss Elizabeth Ford 'and her circle for the, benefit of St. Mary's rectory fund. The old songs to be sung wi'l include the alM of all countries, so that it is really the international old time program. AH the singers will wear costumes ap propriate to the day to which the songs belong. On the program are such artists as Mrs. W. E. Haesche and Miss Bessie Sweeney, sopranos, and Edmund Dln neen, the tenor. The Hopkins grammar school glee club under the direction of Prof. William E. Haesche, will also give several numbers. The program entire follows: Quartet "The Village Choir" Miss Bessie Sweeney, Miss McKay, Mr. Others, Mr. Joyce. Violin solo Medley of American airs Miss Mollis Stanford. Vocal solo "Annie Laurie" Miss Bessie Sweeney. Hopkins Glee Club. S,ong "Secrets" Dutch dance 1 Under direction of Miss Catherine Mc , Cabe. The Misses Bessie Martin, Margaret O'Nell, Hattie Edgerly, Anna Devlne, Marlon McCabe, Dorothy, Geraldlne and Virginia Spang, Artemisia Mitchell, Marie Foley, Gertrude Beardsley, Vir ginia Cox, Bessie Keefe, Adelle Fletch er, Jennie Byron. Solos a. "Comin' Thro' the Rye" tb. "I Cannot Sing the Old Songs" STANDARD CARPETS. SPRING SHOWING FOE 1907 "Whittal" makes Brussels and Wiltons In both Rugs and Carpets. Bigelow-Lowell Make Bius els, Wiltons, Ingrains, Axminsters. 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Every suffering woman in the United States is asked to accept the following invitation. It is free, will bring you health and may save your life. Mrs, Plnkham's Invitation to Women. Women suffering from any form of female weakness are Invited to promptly communicate with Mrs. rinkham, at Lynn, Mass. From the syniptoms given; the trouble may be located and the quickest and surest way of recovery advised. Out of her vast volume of experience in treating female ills Mrs. Pinkham probably has the very knowledge that will help y-bur case. Iler advice is free and always helpful. ' Mrs. W. E. Haesche. Recitation Selected , Miss Mildred Cosgrove. Solo "Eileen Ilanna" Edmund Dlnneen. Solo "My, Old Kentucky Home" Mrs. W.E .Haesche. Chorus Hopkins Grammar School. Minuet ' ' ' Campus Songs Hopkins Glee Club. The three-nights' carnival of the St. Aloyslus T, A. B. society will open .In Harmonle hall Friday night. A fine programme is being prepared for Fri day and Monday evenings. The solo ists will Include Miss Mollie Colwell, Miss Mahoney, Miss May McCormack, Frrnk Ellis, Joseph Ready and Frank McCabe. MOTHER CRAY'S SWEET POWDERS FOR CHILDREN, A Oertjiln Oim lor FererlsbnM( Cflnnttpntlon, 11 eon ache, Stomach Troubles, Teething Ilinordert Destroy Worms. They Break np Colriw in 34 boar. At all Draulits, SScU. Simple nulled FREK. AddreM. A. S. OLMSTED. L Roy. N Y. Mother' Gray, Nurse In Ohlld- rn' Horns, New Yo.kOiU. CHAPEL STREET The Height of the Season. We offer garment that nr different. Garments with an Individuality In their tyle and mnke up. Garment having perfection In lit and hang. Theae are the characteristic tv e eek In all our lines. Characteristic that call for care and skill In their produc tion. ! Our stock and store show our efforts to maintain our rep utation as leaders In ladies' attire. Our enlarged store space gives us facilities to carry larger assortments. Our enlarged show windows to display them.' Our increased force In all departments to better serve our patrons. 'MAC" GOMES HOME, HIGHWAY COMMISSIONER RE TURNS FROM JAMESTOWN. Predicts That Exposition Will Be Both Brilliant and Successful Affair. James H. Macdonald, highway com missioner for Connecticut has returned to his home in this city from, the Jamestown exposition. He enjoyed the trip but stated he was kept most busy while there. "I had the honor of putting up the first complete exhibit which . was set in place in the exposition buildings," said the commissioner, yesterday. "I got right to work as soon as I reached Jamestown last week, and we hustled the exhibt of the work of the Connec ticut highway commission into place. We were handicapped and so was ev ery party which was putting up an ex hibit, by the fact that there is no city or no business center near the James town grounds. We were obliged to send six or seven miles to the city of Norfolk for every spool of thread we needed to put or exhibit Into shape. This took considerable time and caus ed us some bother but we finally sized the situation up and made one trip in which we bought everything we need ed and that settled it. It was only last week that the trolley line from Norfolk was extended to the exposi tion grounds but now cars are running regularly and, although some of the buildings are not quite completed, things will be humming by the time the exposition opens next .Saturday." Commissioner Macdonald laid plans for the reception of the governor's " party from this state 'which wirH'eave here to-day to open the exposition as the Connecticut . delgatlon. He stated that everything was in readiness for their hearty reception and that all in dications point to the rnqst brilliant ex position on record. Mr. Macdonald was highly pleased with the. buildings which he said, were the handsomest of those of any exposition ever given. 100 MILES AN HOUR. And Safety in Travel at That. One hundred miles an hour is' the speed which an electric train attained Monday In a trial run on the New Tork, New Haven and Hartford road between Larchmont and New ORochelle. The motor of the train Is of the type called "single phase." The overhead contact system was used on the stretch of track when the test was made, and the officers of the New. Haven road say th eexperlments have shown It to (be su perior to the third rail system, It is also declared that the tests show that passenger trains can be run at 100 miles an hour with perfect' safety. NEW YORK TALE CLUB. The annual meeting of the Tale club of New Tork city has been called for Friday, April 26, at 9 p. m. The second annual banquet of the 20th Century league will be held In the First Methodist church on Thurs day evening, May 2, at 7 o'clock. The CHAMBERLAIN Co- Crown 1 Men's Spsfin . ' . Hats ,.. in the leading styles. Men's Shirts in a great variety of patterns. Trunks and Leather Goods by the best makers. 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