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Newtown VOLUME XVIII. GREAT YELLOW TICKET SALE BARGAINS IN BOYS' CLOTHING Talk of the Town. HELD FOR TRIAL. O ROUGH M. NICHOLS BOUND OVKR FOR TKIAL IN TI1K CRIMINAL TERM OV THE SUl'KKlOK -COURT. JUSTICE HOWARD WAKKMAN OK SOUTIirORT TUK TRYING MAGISTRATE. HAIL FURNISHED CUARLKS E. HI.AKKMAN AND ANDREW B. NICHOLS. The echoes from the trial of Michael Corbett on Monday, July 8, had hardly died away when fresh warrants for the arrest of Messrs Corbett and Nichols were issued, and on Friday last Messrs Glover and lilaekman proceeded to carry them Into execution. Michael Corbett, In a pretense to get his coat, made a long journey after it, and Constable Blackman BASS'T BEEN BIS SLIPPERY MAN since. The trial was set down for Satur day before Justice Howard Wakemanof Houthport. George M. Nichols was put to plea, and after a preliminary hearing an adjournment was made to Monday. It was shortly after 11 o'clock when court was opened on Monday. Home of the witnesses were dilatory In appearing and Lawyer Beecher Informed the court he might have to ask for papers for the arrest of one witness (who subsequently appeared,) who claimed he would go away. Kred B. Lake first took the witness chair, lie stated that on the night of July 1 he was at home. That George Nichols and Michael Corbett came to hU house about 9 o'clock,and wanted a drink of cider. That they were at his house from Ave to 10 minutes. That after they left he went to the cellar after a drink of root bMr, and then went to his bedroom on the first floor. That his wife called his attention to an Illumination. That he d rested and went to the Are. On cross examination Mr Lake stated that his vis ttors were in a happy frame of mind, and that Nichols fdeclared 'That he could catch more fish than any man in Taun ton." V. O. Norton, the next witness, was at home on the night of July 1. lie stated that he saw George M.Nichols and Mich ael Corbctt go past his bouse from 8 30 to 8 45 toward Mr Lake's. Miia Susan A. Camp next testified. She knew Nichols and Corbett by sight. Was at Mrs Addle Nichols' on the night of the fire and left there about 9.15 with her brother, Hubert Camp. When just past Corbett's bouse they saw the illumi ' nation from the Are. Saw two men com ing Dp the hill, and heard them whisper ing. That they SEKMBD TO CROUCH DOWN AND ACT IN A OUILTT MANNER. On the cross-examination Miss Camp stated she bad known the accused for 10 or li years. That on passing the men the? drove to Samuel Camp's and noti fied him of the fire. Kobert N. Camp testified that he was. at home on the night of July 1, that he started about 0 to drive to Mrs Addle Nichols' on Mt Pleasant. That they started on the return home about 0.15 and were In front of the Turner house when they first saw the fire. That he saw two men coming op the hill, one of whom he recognized as George Nichols. That he hear 1 whispering and thought one or tnera said, " mere somcDoay That the men walked along guiltily In a crouching manner. On eroM-examina tlon the fact were brrmght out that he had known NIclioH 10 or li years and that on going Imuie he mentioned the . fact to his parents of his suspicions of tee parties. At this point a recess was taken for w 1 1 Mil M The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. Between the makers of the Coat and Meigs & Co. is a straight line. All Intermediate Profits are swept away and you are put in direct communication with the leading markets of the world. We manufacture all we selT, thereby saving you a thirfl,or in other words, you get your choice of hundreds of honest, well-made garments at wholesale price. REASON A BIT AND YOU WILL SEE THAT OUT OF THE LARGEST ASSORTMENT AND THE BEST QUALITIES, COMES THE LOWEST PRICES. V WECGIVE YOU LrtjLi JOT W W P A Suit at this popular price, carefully made, we can give you at a saving: of 2.50. Every one made, cut and designed by us. Blue and Black Cheviots, Grey Worsteds, Scotch Mixtures, for business or pleasure; beautiful Brown Cheviots, the very latest thine in Suitings. In this bargain No. 1, we are enabled to out do anything previously attempted at this price dinner. When court convened at 1 o'clock, Constable John II. Blackman was in the witness chair. Mr Blackmail was about to testify concerning the facts attending the first arrest when Lawyer Leonard objected with great force, aiid a considerable time was spent arguing this point. The objection was overruled ard Mr tsiacKman gave toe facts. That they went first to Briscoe's, then to Burt N ich- ols and then around to the little red house, finding Corbctt and Nichols in an out-house. James Cummlngs testified that he lived at S. B- Camp's and knew George Nich ols. . That he "knew Michael Corbett not very much." That he saw these men on the night of July 5, first near Nichols' barn, second while watering the horse, wben they were running through the meadow and third when standing near the willow tree, he saw the men disap pear behind the little red house. That he next saw these men In the custody of blackmail and Glover. On cross-exami nation he stated that it was about 9 o'clock he saw them. That when they ran past them he asked "WHAT'S THE MATTER?" To which they replied, "It's going to rain " Dr Henry S. Nichols testified that his home was in New Haven. That he wa3 at Mrs Addie Nichols' on the night of the lire, mat be started for the scene of the con fl migration about 9 30 on his bicycle. That be went down to the fire and came back up to the Turner barn. That be heard voices within. That later he saw two men coming up the lake road, one of wnom ne recognized as Michael Corbett That they were swearing. That one of them wanted to know why they didn't get a light and search the barn. That after hearing the noise in the barn tbey surrounaca it ana instituted a search. That he heard footsteps in the yard. anas iiattie wmtttt, the next witness. stated her home was on Mt Pleasant at J. Albert Blackman's. That she-went to the fire on the night of July 1 and stop ped near the Turner house. That she heard talking in the barn and recognized the voice of Michael Corbett. On cross examination on beiDg asked by the attor ney for the defense "How far it was from Mr Blackman's houte to the Corbett place?'' she promptly responded, "I nev er measured It." 3. B. Camp, being called to the stand. stated he had a half interest in the prop erty destroyed. Samuel bbenard was the next witness examined. He stated tfcat he was at home on the night of July 1. That be saw these men walking through his yard. Lawyer Beecher at this point asked him is he had talked with anyone since con cerning the case, to which he was ready to swear that he had not. lie stated tnat he had resided In Newtown about three weeks. That he had lived in Dnbury, off and on, for 12 years. That his busi ness had been ptddling vegetables and farming. SELECTMAN WILLIAM H GLOVER testified that he had resided In Newtown all bis life. Asked to give the facts of the arrest he stated that In company with John II. Blackman, he went first to Charles Briscoe's, then to Burt Nichols', 'ronnd by Samuel Camp's to the little red houie, where they found Co bettand Nichols in an out-bouse, sitting down. On being recalled Samuel Camp testi fied that he saw N Ichols at the Turner barn, soon after the lire. Amns T. Camp testified thiit he lived In llawleyviile. That he went to the fire on the night of July 1 That he assisted In the search for the men in and around the barn. That he saw Nichols there. That ho examined the trails and the next MMM RWmi BPS mm mm aumi YOU ARE INVITED morning went and looked the ground over again. The State here rested the case. Lawyer Beecher opened for the prose cution, and as on the preceding occasion, his eae was handled in a thorough man ner. He first quoted the law as touching such questions as presumptive proof, the law as to probable cause, illustrating these points fully by recent cases in Connecticut. He then went onto review the ev dence, drawing the chain of testi mony tightly together. It appears, said Mr Beecher, that George Nichols and Michael Corbett were together on the night of July 1. That they were seen opposite Fred Norton's and again at Frederick Lake's. That they left there seven or eight minutes past 9 under the influence of cider, it appears tbat Miss Susie Camp and her brother left the house of Mrs Addie Nichols about 9.15. Tbat when near the fork of the road tbey saw these men coming away from the fire and SKULKING IN A SUSPICIOUS MANNER. It can't be possible for this young man to say "I didn't see the fire." They were caught going away from home and away irom tue lire, wnat do they do wben they get up the hill? Does Corbett go in the house and retire ! No ! We have them m a position to 'do the act and we have them coming away from the fire in a sus picious manner. In a case of arson it is rarely anything is proven except by cir cumstantial evidence. The officers didn't find them at first. Robert Cummings has testified he saw them vault the fence and run down through the meadow. The way this fellow remained quietly at borne was to run down throuph the lots and hide in a closet. In closing Mr Beecher stated to his honor that he believed there was abundant evidence to warrant him finding probable cause. ljwyer Jjeonard at this point took up the cudgel In behalf of his client. He stated in opening tbat the State had here a case made up entirely of a train of cir cumstantial evidence. He8aid his Broth er Beecher had read a good deal of law and that much of it would prove a boom erang. He believed his "Brother Beech er bad befogged the case with the name of Michael Corbett." Mr, Leonard em phasized the point that it wasn't a case of possibilities, but whether there was enough evidence here to warrant prob able cause. He also quoted law and claimed Mr Beecher's legal points had lit tle weight. He asked the court if there was any proof to show that anyone with malice set the barn on fire? If It wasn't possible the fire was set by accident? He stated that the prosecuting officer had RAKED THE TOWN OF NEWTOWN WITH A FINE TOOTH COMB to secure evidence. He stated he believ ed this man was not guilty, and he didn't believe bis honor felt there was enough to warrant his finding probable cause. "And here my Brother Beecher," contin ued Mr Leonard, "would have you be lieve that within 10 minutes after leaving Mr Lake's, they had committed a crime which would send them to State's prison. It's nonsense. Where's the motive !" He asked the court if he could find any bet ter example of staying quietly at home than in Mr Nichols' case. He had plenty of chance to skip between the 1st and the 5th. And yet last Friday when they went to arrest them, they find Nichols turning a grindstone down in Palestine. Does your honor think there's anything in the testimony to warrant binding this man over? Before taking his seat he paid his respects to the testimony of Miss Camp and Robert Camp. "And here is Kobert Camp," said Mr Leonard, "a good lusty boy. He passed these men, goes to tno tiou'e or ins cousin ana then goes home, says his prayers and gets into ""if" ll 1 1 f rJ w 1 p I pQi) iff NEWTOWN, CONN., FKIDAY, JULY 19,1895. tin ii n is" 3 lj uu ul 1 u 0 At this Bar gain No. 2 we find that a sweeping reduction has been made. On several lines of fine goods, such suits as we have retaibd at 12.00, 13.50 and 15 00, embracing cur so-called ' Fa mo us" Black Worsted suits, cut in four button sacks and cutaways also the Vassalborough Mill fine Blue and Black Cheviot Here you get the latest ideas in Summer Suits for less money than is asked elsewhere for garments already out of date. TO VISIT THE GRANDEST CLOTHING DISPLAY EVER HELD HERE, MEN'S AND BOYS' STEAW HATS AT COST. bed. If relations haven't enough inter est to go to the fire why should Nichols?" Mr Beecher then closed for the State. He quoted as precedence for, having an outside justice, the occasion when Hon Samuel Fessenden came here to try a case and brought a JNorwalK mat ice. He said that Mr Leonard had pictured out Mr Nichols' conduct as bentting a saint. Why didn't he remain quietly at home? After Mr Glover appeared on the scene, their boots couldn't carry them fast enough down through the lots, and it wasn't raining ! To get out of the rain in to an out-bouse ! No more fire crackers for them, for Glover and Blackman had brok en up their evening's entertainment! When coming up from the fire why didn't they go into Corbett's house? No, they go under cover and bide like rats in a barn ? He then referred to the testimony of Miss Susie and Kobert Camp and stat. ed tbat Mr Leonard had attempted to be little their testimony. He then empha sized the importance of it and spoke of the disinterestness of all the witnesses. He believed there was sufficient evidence to warrant finding probable cause. JUSTICE WAKEMAN FOUND FOR THE STATE, . binding Nichols over in the sum of $1000, which was furnished by Charles E. Blakeman and Andrew B.'Nichols. ' -The attendance at the trial was large. In the morning over 100 people were present, including 20 or 30 ladies. A large number were present during the entire trial and followed the case with evident interest. .. A GREAT SUCCESS- The entertainment given by the Harrv Harper Chapter of the Bound Table at Grange hall on Monday evening of this week, was a great success. Grange hall has never had such an audience - within its walls as turned out in that evening to greet the performance of the young peo ple, wuo were assisted op Mrs . s. An drews. A small platform was erected at one end of the hall and the balance of the room was packed with chairs for the audience. Every chair had an occupant, many having to stand and even overflow ing out into the hallway, the audience comprising the best people of the town. Promptly at 8 o'clock Master Curtis Morris, who acted as master of ceremon ies, in a neat and witty speech described the various kinds of tables, ending his speech by a good word for the Round Table Chapter and stating that the pro ceeds of the entertainment was to help build a school on Good Will Farm, 'way off in Maine, where poor little fatherless and motherless boys from all over the country could go and be cared for and educated. He said that he felt pretty positive that one of the foundation stones of that schoolhouse would have the name of the Harry Harper Chapter of Newtown, Connecticut, which would be a perpetual receipt for a kind action. The program continued with a solo, "Ten Little Nigger Boys," by Master Charlie Jonas, which created great amusement, his make up being very fun ny. Mrs F. S. Andrews, who assisted the chapter, in her impersonation of "Mr Step And Fetch It" and "Old Mother Hubbard," was simply inimitable and won great applause. Miss Agnes Piatt distinguished herself in a recitation en titled 'That Hired Girl" and Master Ar thur Piatt rendered nicely a diUiculi vi olin olo. Miss Katie Houlihan gave a pleasing recitation, "Coming Through the Rye" and Miss Etta Martin exquisite ly rendered a recitation entitled "Sister and I." The entertainment closed with a funny little farce entitled "The Frog Hollow Lyceum." The participants in it were Misses Agnes Piatt, Julia Dun combe, Carrie Jonas, Mabel Morris, Ma bel Taylor and Masters Carlton Hubbell, Arthur Piatt, Frank Andrews, Paul Beardsley, Charlie Jonas, Harry and Samuel Brown and Frank Martin. Should the chapter decide to ever give another entertainment tney will certainly nave to have the Town jHall to accommodate their many friends. 05 THE SAIL. Oa last week Thursday Conductor Flynn and his crew brought up a load of picnickers for Parlor Rock, and inciden tally a few clams.- While thev were waiting for the picnickers to return a clambake was proposed. The party con sisted of Conductor Flynn, Lyman W. Ives, F. Gillette and G. Warner, and it is said that after the feast the heaviest man in the crowd sat down on a rack near at hand, settling it into the ground several inches. s; Mr Weaver, a former operator at Haw ley ville, spent Sunday with friends in Ha wley villa. Miss Jennie F. Beers is home for the summer vacation. . . Miss -Bessie Glover entertained her cousin, Miss Jessie Smith of Bethel, last week. Mr and Mrs E. F. Hawley entertained Mr and Mrs George Lires, and Miss Mar tha McMahon, of New Milford, over Sun day. :r ... . Thomas Donovan, now station agent on the New England road at Springfield, Mass., passed Sunday at his home at Ha wley ville. S. A. Blackman and family of Hawley ville are enjoying the season at their cot tage, "Bella Vista," at Fairfield Beach. The cottages at this popular beach are well filled for July and August. Mr and Mrs M- O. Gregory welcomed a son in their home on Saturday morn ing, the 13th. . Miss Julia E. Dikeman of Ludlow, Pa., Is spending her vacation with her moth er, Mrs H. B, Dikeman. Miss Mildred Dikeman of New Haven is spending the summer at Mrs II. B. Dikeman's. Mrs George E. Pierce and family of Bridgeport returned, this week, after a two weeks' stay at Mrs Dike man's. James S. Minor, Frank W. Minor, Mrs Welles Minor of New York, Mr and Mrs Spencer E. Travis and daughter, New Rochelle, N. Y., are new arrivals atCapt Feck's, Jiilmshade. ' At Brennan's restaurant at 2G Cannon street, Bridgeport, is the place where they serve those fine 25-cent dinners. Try it when you are in the city. L. B. Sterling started for Canada, this week, to bring in a car load of hordes. The most pleasant little pills for regu. lating the bowels are DeWitt's Little Early Risers. Cure sick headache and constipation. Small pill. Small dose. Edgar F. Hawley, Newtown; S. C. Bull. Sandjr Hook ; A. B. Blakeman, Botsford. Messrs Pitchard & Jackson are now EIGHT PAGES, I S PA I I ley engaged in .painting the buildings of lnomas iiaipm on wnisconier. DeWitt's Colic and Cholera cure never disappoints, never fails to give immediate relief. It cures just as sure as you take it. JMigar d . uawiey, JNewcown; s. C. Bull, Sandy Hook; A. B. Blakeman, Botsford. In Fairfield County. EA.ST0N. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH AFFAIRS. Rev Mr Noble, a friend of Rev Mr Kimball, is to preach in the Congrega tional church next Sunday, July 21. Next week Rev Mr Kimball returns from his vacation. Eli Winton attended the archdeaconry meeting held in Newtown, last week. Miss Hattie ferry is spending a wees in Weston with Mrs John Fitcb.- Mrs Henrv M. Turnevof Brooklyn, N. Y., is spending a few weeks at Mrs Al bert T. Turney's. Lightning struck the house or if ran K Staples during the 8hower,Saturday after noon. A little son came to the home of Mr and Mrs S. B. Turney the past week. Will Freeborne was at Edward Sher man's, Sunday. NICHOLS. CHURCH AND PERSONAL MENTION. Mr and Mrs W. C. Mead are enendin? several weeks with Mrs C. N. Fairchild. Mrs O. B. Plumb has recently visited at Norwalk. Mr Abrams was the guest at the par sonage, Sunday. Trie Miaaes Susie and Grace 11 a wley attended the Christian Endeavor conven tion at Boston, last week. A picnic is anticipated by the Metho dist Sunday school at High Rock, July 25, joining with the Stratford school. Friends of Miss Jane Nichols are pleased to know she is improving in health. . . , A little stranger was recently wel comed at the home of Mr Clark. It is rumored that the Carr property has been sold to parties out of town. - Miss Emma Peck is spending some time with the Misses Peck. Miss America Pier3on entertained her Sunday school clasx, Thursday of last week. A very enjoyable time was passed by those present. SHERMAN. CHURCH AND PERSONAL NOTES. There was a large gathering of the Ladies' Aid society at Mrs S. Kellogg'e, last week. Some of the guests in town are Mrs Beckley of New Haven at Mrs Herrlck's, Mrs Kate S. Stuart and daughter of Cats kill, Miss Hattie F. Hine of Warren and Howard Joyce of New Jersey. The prayer meeting at G. G. Hunger ford's,' last Sunday evening, was well at tended. The subject was "Hope." ' The meeting )of the W. C. T. U., this week, is at Mrs Augusta Giddings'. Mrs Susan Hungerford had quite a serious fall, last week. She was stand ing still, and was conscious she was go ing but coold not save herself. She is some better, this week,' but is still very lame and sore. - Mrs E. Hungerford has returned to her home, after witnessing the going away of both Mr and Mrs Charles Hine of Warren. Their deaths occurred within five weeks to the day, of each other. The departure Low there. price means nothing unless quality and assortment We combine the three in will find them the most popular line of suits made. Black and Blue Serge Cheviots, Black and Blue Worsteds, Whip Cords, Fan cy Worsteds, Scotch Cheviots, Scotch Plaids, Slate Colored Fancy Worsteds, Steel effects are all here and never did you see the like before. of Christians to their Heavenly Home is not so sad a scene as some think, when we remember that it is so much better for tbem farther on. GREENFIELD HILL. THE DEERFIELD DISTRICT. Mrs Patterson of Newark, N. J., form erly Miss Sallie Ann Bates, and who lived here some 50 or more years ago, was call ing on old friends, recently. Miss Abbie D. Wakeman has spent a few days at John Wakeman's, Hull's Farms. Lightning struck one of the green trees right near Nelson Raymond's house and one of the large elm trees near the front fence. Miss M. M. Burr is visiting her sister, Mrs G. B. Cowles of New Britain. Mr and Mrs Edward Gregory of Cran berry Plains and Mrs George Webb of Newburgh, N. Y., were guests of their brother, U. Hi. Chase, Sunday. Mrs Webb remained a few days. Mrs Mary L. Fanton of Lyon'SiPlains was the guest of her aunt, Mrs Elmer liurr, Sunday. Miss Alice Bartram of Black Rock Las visited her cousin, Mrs Emma Carr. Miss Lena Dowd of Bridgeport visits her cousin, Miss Laura Dowd. BRIDGEPORT. THE WHOLESALE PRODUCE QUOTATIONS. Butter, choice creamery prints, 20a21c ; choice creamery tub, 18a20; choice dairy tub, 16al9; common, 12al4; cheese fac tory cream, SalO ; cheese factory skim, 3a5 ; fresh eggs, 16al7 ; chickens spring, alive, lSa20; chickens spring, dressed, 25a30; fowls alive, lOall ; fowls dressed, 14al6; calves alive, 5a6; calves dressed, Sail ; lambs sprirg, dressed, 10al3 ; sheep dressed, 8a9; hides, 5a6; hay baled, $lSa 1(3; hay loose, lSa20; straw 12al4; pota toes old, per bush, 50a GO ; potatoes new, $1.25 ; onions new, 1.50 ; cabbage per 100, $2a3; cabbage per bbl, 1.25al50; beet per dozen bunch, 4050 ; turnips per doz 2030; spinach per bbl, $1; lettuce doz, 18a20 ; cucumbers, 15a20 ; radish per doz, 10al2; peas green per bush, $1.25al 50; string beans, 125; honey, 12al4; bees wax, 30 ; evaporate apple, 7aS ; sundryed, 5; blackberries, SalO; raspberries SalO; currants, SalO; huckleberries, SalO; maple sugar, Gal0; maple syrup, C5a70; cherries per quart, 6al0; currants per quart, SalO; watermelons, 20a30. If you have not a bicycle and want one just consult Mr Man waring at the Y. M. J. A. building. He has got them, all styles and prices, and at lowest prices. C. H. Bennett & Son are busy men. They keep in touch with the thousands of the people of Bridgeport and surround ing towns by their announcements in the wide awake papers. In their advertise ment they ofl'er a genuine hand turned and heavy hand welt shoe for ladies at 99c, and men's satin oil calf shoes at 99c. Read carefully Bennett & Son's adver tiement for a list of the bargains they cfi'er. BR00KFIELD. Miss Louise Kellogg and Miss Helen Hawley are guests of their uncle, Stan ley B. Terrill, this week. E. G.Turner has moved bis blacksmith business back to his old stand near W. J. 1 Heebiera. store where he can be found every day , rain or shine. Miss Gertrude S. Hawley, bookkeeper NUMBER 29. r GREAT YELLOW TICKET SALE are Bargain No. 3, and as such von BARGAINS IN MEN'S PANTS. 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I was treated by sc vxrl physicians without relief and gave up ever being well again. About two yean ago I commenced using Dr. Miles' Bemedies. Oso bottle of the Heart Cure stopped all heart troubles and the Restorative Nervine -did the resUand now I sleep soundly and at tend to my household and social duties with out aoy trouble. Sold by druggists. Book seat free. Address Dr. Miles Medical Oa. Elkhart, Ind. Brecill & Benedict,