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I HE VOLUME XX. NEWTOWN, C0NN.f FRIDAY, APRIL 9, 1897 EIGHT PAGES. NUMBER 15. -THE- Bicycles 6c Xaxa.a.erra.s- The unprecedented success of the Dayton Bicycle, its instant recognition by experts as the coming leader, and its rapid growth in popularity among appreciative rider8 the world over, has become a part of the bicycle his tory oi the past two years'. Be sure and give us a call before purchasing. New and second-hand wheels on hand at all times, and at all prices. New Houses For Sale. THE CONGDON & CARPENTER CO., -Iron & Steel, Carriage Hardware, Blacksmith and Tinners' Supplies. 438-440 WATER STREET, BRIDGEPORT, CONN. ILTo-w is tl,e TiirDCLe to , ,r , t We have a full line always in stock, H. W. John's M'fg. Halt a cent buys enough Co Sherwin Williams, John W. Masury & Son, Devoe & Raynolds Co., Paste and liquid colors, Atlantic, Jewett x Sterling lead, Dean's linseed oil, Japan Drier, Painter's brushes and dusters. Prices are Right Sherwin-Wiluams Paint for two coats on one square toot of surface. -AT- HILLOCK'S HARDWARE STORE, DERBY, CONN. Bargain Prices and Very Easy Terms. 1 Cottage, Beecbwood Ave. 2. Two Familv House, Beechwood Ave. S. Cot tage. Poplar St. 4. Cottage, Gem Ave 6. Two Family House, Seaview Ave 6. Cottage, Seaview Ave. 7. Cottage, Jackson Ave. Inquire ol (7) 10- RctiiTEcTS. frfcrf Guilders. BRIDGEPORT, CT , 38 WALL STREET, A. 6. BAKER'S AD We have a few more of those large WOOD HEATING STOVES.! x On hand which we would be glad to part with just now for very little money. We will sell them to you at first cost rather than carry them over. If you are expecting to buy in the fall allow us to say you can save money with" interest buying now at -x- 8ANDY HOOK, CONN. CORSETS! SOME SPECIAL NUMBERS. On lot Extra Long Six Hook Corsets, white, drab and black. The best Cor' set in the market at 500 On lot Boyal Worcester Summer Corsets, extra long, six hook, new goods, One lot W.B- Corsets, white, drab and black, regular $100 goods- ALSO A FULL LINE OF WM. B. SNIFFEN JEWELER -AND- OPTICIAN, SANDY HOOK, CONN. PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER, Hu Inst received new and elearant back-1 grounds and accessories from new designs I especially aoapwu w uie inw, eiyw jw luxes, lu won oi tne mgneat grwio ui .- oeuenoe. 2M MAIN ST. DERBY, CONN. Do you want to buy a piano? We have a good assortment in stock now to select from in all the different styles of wood. Now don't fail to call upon us before you buy. We are willing to stake our reputation on these pianos and in addition to the manufacturers' warrant we will personally guarantee every one of the high-grade instruments sold. We have a very large and well selected stock of goods on hand, suitable for the regular trade. Fancy Rockers, Chairs,Tables, Desks, China Closets, Pictures, Bamboo Work, Blacking Cabi nets, Foot Rests, &c. Carpets, Rugs and Mattings. Remember we deliver goods free of all freight charges any wheie within 50 miles of Haw-leyville. A. G. BAKER, Hawleyville, Conn; 500. 790. D. P. Richardson, M. D., PBT8ICIAB AID SURSE0B, Treatment of RUPTURE a Specialty. NO KNIFE! NO PAIN! U-re insurance, NO DETENTION FBOM BUSINESS. REAL ESTATE, Consultation & Examination Free E. STONE. Offies aad Bs-Usbm. Sandy Hook. Telephone Conneetlon.at Bull's. Drug Store Thompson's Glove Fitting, Royal Worcester, Warner's, Loomer's McGraw, Prima Donna, R. & G W. B., and I. U. Corsets, and Ferris Waists. r MC LEAN BK0THERS, 211 MAIN ST. DANBUBY, CONN. -FOB Carriages, Wagons, Buggies, Sleighs, Heavy and Iisrht Sleds. Harness, Blankets, Lap Robes, Whips, and all Kinds or Morse inrnianmg AT VEBT LOVf PRICES, GO TO " 1 2S8 MAIN STREET, Second Floor, DANBTJRT, CONN. Opposite Danbury Norwalk Ballroad Depot. , , r.W.HAMI, . AlWns, BRIDGEPORT SAFE DEPOSIT AND STORAGE VAULTS. Bui Vauiti. S0Mla8tu, ibwwuaj . b' , mHMrt. on . una ioc, , '"Til.. - , . 1nottJ INVESTMENTS. tar Just now I have a sate 7 per cent Invest ment tor a limited amount. B. H. MATTOON, Pjthiu Hall, Watartown, Conn Telephone. NEW I3PRING ATTRACTION! Thousands ot dollars worth ot new and seasonable Dry Goods at extremely low prices DEESS GOODS- ' Never was our assortment l'irgeir than now nor our prices lower than this sea son, we are showing the very latest styles in all wool goods and exclusive effects iroin 25c to 75c per yd. SILKS. 1000 yards oi Vincy Taffeta Silk suitable lor Waists, worth 59c. per yd at 39c yd; better goods at 59c, 69c and 75c. CLOAK DEPARTMENT. We hro just received and open lor sale and inspect inn ft large invoice ot Ladies Suits, Spring Jackets and Separ ate Skirts, Bicycle Costumes, etc- SPECIAL 120 pieces of White Towelling, going with a rush, good value at tc yd only 3c. IB. STOITB, 229 MAIN STREET, DANBUBY, CT- DOLLARS AND SENSE! It Takes Sense to Win Dollars. We Help You. Oar Graduates are Bread Winners Begin at Any Time. No Classes. Nearly a Hundred Now Enrolled- Stillman College, 276 MAIN ST. DANBUBY, CONN. Business and Shorthand. Send lor Circulars. I&RTINS BUSIKESS COLLEGE AND SCHOOL OF STENOGRAPHY & TYPEWRITING. Rooms 33 to 37 Sanlord Building. 403 Main St. , Bridgeport. Have in use in their Typewrit ing department, the Reming ton, Yost. Smith Premier and Franklyn typewriters. DO YOU WANT! TJTT)p CJ Por'Kaillng and I encing XlJrJCiO: Jor.Carrjiny Water? SHELLS! TANKS! BS; B-W e Also Buv Scrap Iron fcnd Met als. The Bridgeport Iron & Metal Co. HOUSATOHIC ATE., BRIDGEPORT. For Water flumes, For Water Tanks. En-etc. NEW HAVEN. JP. M. BROWN. i). 6. GAMBLE. F. M. BROWN & CO. Wall Paper, AT 4c PER ROLL- We have now in stock most artistic and largest line ot Wall Papers ever shown which we are selling at very low prices. White Lead, Mixed Points, Oil Colors, Oil, Varnish es, Brushes, Glass, etc at very low prices. W. W. WALKEH & SON, 500 Main Street Brideeport, Conn. OUR OPENING DAYS OF EASIER BEAUTY AND SPRING STYLES IN MILLINERY, CAPES, SUITS, SEPARATE SKIRTS AND WAISTS, GLOVES, PARASOLS, SILKS AND DRESS GOODS, OCCURS ON MAECH 31, AND APRIL 1. SPECIAL OFFER INGS IN 27 DE PARTMENTS. a FREE FARE one way on all Local Affairs The Trial of Mrs Alice Behn. CONTINUED AT THE TOWN HALL ON SAT URDAY BEFORE JUSTICE NOBB8. MISS HUBBELL UNABLE TO APPEAR. The trial of Mrs Alice Behn, continued from two weeks ago was in progress at the Town hall again last Saturday. A good sized audience wag present, but the proceedings progressed slowly and were rather uninteresting except for those di rectly interested. At the opening of court a certificate was produced signed by IX- E. M. Smith stating that Miss Hub bell was unable to be present and in the explanation that followed it was found she had been expected to appear in court that morning, but had been suddenly tak en with another prostration and was un able to leave her bed. She was brought to . L. Johnson's house on Wednesday and had been quite well until Friday night and Saturday morning. Attorney Hull suggested that the court should adjourn to Mr Johnson's house to see if gome progress could not be made in getting her testimony, but Attorney Taylor objected seriously and the court proceeded to take such testimony as was at hand, without the principal witness, following the procedure of the previous day's trial. Mrs E. L. Johnson was the first wit ness. She testified to being the Newtown visitor at the county home. Her story was substantially that Lillian Hubbell came to her house on the Friday follow ing November 10 with Mr Lyon when she saw the marks oyer her eye and on her arm and noted her condition to be one of extreme nervousness. She was In tears most of the time while at her house for about one hour. Miss Hubbell told her the marks were made by Mrs Behn strik ing her with a stick. She permitted her to return with Mr Lyon to his home un til she could make an investigation, when she decided she should not return to Mrs Behn's. She returned to Mrs Johnson's home on Tuesday, the 24th, and the day after Thanksgiving went to her son's to live. Saw her almost daily and she was in that same nervous condition. Decem ber 13 she was taken with convulsions and the doctor was sent for. December 15 she was taken blind and remained so for two weeks. Was delirious at times and taken to the Bridgeport hospital within 80 miles of this city. MONEY WANTED on First-CJass Bridgeport Property. . . I n m, ROOM 7, SANf OKU B-liru. 0---ES3T-lJ- &0 SO -EST, Bridgeport, conn. THE ALBANY DENTISTS. ; 888 MAIN STREET, Jf. JJAfiSJfflT, Op. Cannot St, Bridgeport PAINLESS " DENTISTRY AT MODERATE -PRICES. 6EADTJATE OtTICIAH from one of the leading optical Institutes in Knw York with 13 vears experience, and all the latest optical instruments, I can guaran tee satisfaction. I&xamlnauon KJJ.fi.. 79 SOUTH MAIN ST. WATEEBUBX. OT. Paul U. Sunderland, M. D., Nichols' Block, Cor. Main t Wbite Streets, jj&nDury, ' Residence. 73 Elm St. Honrs: Until 9a.m.; 3 to 4 p. m. and 7 to 8 p. m. m-Lmt order at Grand Central Hotel. Hewtown- JJK F. G. AT WOOD, Graduated Veterinary Physician and Surgeon. 43)rOrders by telegraph or telephone promptly attended to. j-iocai xeiepnone can 75. Office and Hospital, Mlnortown, uonn. EDWARDS M. SMITH, M.D. PHTBICXAJff AJTD BUBGXOV. OfiM ana Swtidtaet lovtova Btrtrt. TdtpbtMi FIBE INSURANCE Old Reliable Companies. Lowest Ratal. i W. A. LEONARD; Newtown. Uoan DR JAMES W. G0RD0K, Physician and Burgeon, FAIECHILD & MEAD, Statural Iosnraaos And Seal Eatato Agent, 61 JJ2HELD AVEXTTJS, BBUQGEPOST, COHH Warner Building, Room 8. CONN I Residence at Un P. Callahan's, house, op- exile tne old mm. xeiepnone wui o. oil's drug store. A. W. GKlSWOIiD, 5 61. D., PHYSIC1AH A 8DBGKOS. Office and! Residence, IV A. Bennett Place, Brooanelo. xeiepnone, nr. w. uee .. lers Store. CHARLES JONAS, MERCHANT TAILOR, Church St., Newtown Conn, CZLZ2T A. BXnSlOT, 1L D . Vfaystsiaa and Surgeon, S43.SUU BC, Bridgeperti XiMtrisitjr on of the tneranontie afat. Of- tf hoars (ro 10 a.. tolas 8!t4 n. . February S, siDce which time had not seen purchases of $10 or over her until ehe went for her on last week Wednesday at the Hospital. Tne cross examination brought out the following I facts: That Mrs Johnson did not place Miss Hubbell at Mrs Behn's but Mrs F. W. Smith, the Bethel visitor did. That tor one year she did not know he was there and another year elapsed af ter she knew she was there without her 1 visiting her, she was ashamed to say, the reasons being partly on account of I ill health, her inability to get there and her idea that Mrs Smith would place the girl in a good family. She bad made three visits, one in last September, one I In October and one in November when she went to decide what should be done. Mrs Behn has drove to her house to tell her the tdrl bad run away, but she was not at home the time she called and adopted rrom tbere Dy M" tmma L Hubbell. Mrs Hubbell's husband died I seen her every week since she bad been at the hospital. C. B. Johnson was the last witness of the day for the State. His testimony coyered the time of her stay at his home and her condition waa again rehearsed with the same results as before. Cross examined be said be bad ex pected to take Miss Hubbell in bis bouse as an assistant. Never bad beard her mention the Lyon's name in connection with any home. Before taken sick bad helped care for the children. Complained of no ailment except headache. At this point the State rested except for the tes timony of Miss Hubbell, Dr Smith, Mrs C. B. Johnson add possibly a doctor from the hospital. It was now the defense's turn to show its hand and Attorney Taylor introduced as his firBt witness, Mrs Smith Seymour of Eidgefield. She testified that Mks Hubbell lived with her from May to November, the year the wtnt to Mrs Behn's, and ehe said she was 10 years old then. She was healthy in appear ance, needed strict discipline and could not be depended on or trusted. That she was put in her home by Mrs Weed, the town representative of the County home, who instructed her to make the girl mind and do as she would by her own and send her to school. Found her a very untruthful child. Didn't tell Mrs Behn her faults as she thought she would find them out and thought per haps different discipline than hers would improve her. She never had struck her. Thought her a very good actress and that the habit of feigning grew on her. Cross examined she said she was not re lated to Mrs Behn's family but had been friends for 10 years. Did not think Mrs Weed's instructions to make the girl mind peculiar. Did not send her to school while she was with her on ac count of her own sickness. Would not believe a word she said then but had no intercourse to test her truthfulness since. Never knew her to feign pain or illness. Mrs Martha Brothwell knew Miss Hubbell as a cheerful happy child when she lived with her. Was an ;errand girl to her and she depended on her to do what she told her to do. Susan A. Rowan, principal of the Bethel school, was called. She knew Miss Hubbell when she lived at Mrs Behn's in 'Bethel, where she attended her school. Could ot say that she was a truthful child. Remembered one time that she took a pair of gloves that did not belong to her from one of the other scholars. She told her to bring the gloves back in the afternoon but she failed to come to school. In the meantime the child's mother had seen Mrs Behn and gotten the gloves back. Remembered her run ning away to Banbury once. Her repu tation among other scholars was not reliable for truth. The cross examina tion brought out no new facts and was devoted principally to discussing the re liability of children. Mrs Fiances J. Hurd of Monroe bad known Miss Hubbell from ber birth. Her real name was Lillian Ley. Htr parentage was rehearsed, how her mother died when she was an infant and her father went away soon afterward. She was taten to the alms bouse and (Formerly Danbury Dry Goods Co., 325 Main St.) Dry knew Mrs Behn bad been looking for her. Mrs C. B. Johnson had a girl whose time expired November 22 and as they i wanted Lillian to help take care of the children I allowed her to go there. Mrs Johnson testified to a deep interest in the girl. Edmund F. Lyon was called and made and she was remarried to Thomas Cook and took the child to Springfield. She came back to Monroe when six years old and lived with Mr Fantcn for about fcur years, when it was thought best to put her in the county home as she was neg lected. During ber stay in Monroe she saw ber often. Could not rely on her 245 Main Street, some fun for the audience. Hu ans DanburV.COnil. wers were evasive enough to even puzzle word " she had "Potion of ' I I Btnina Tforl tOon sSo ISflK beillUaC W1VUK BbUUCO uu "vvti w. twice since and had do opportunity to jssimb. , I T fr imm I I OrUUgllb UUb bUC ABUbB Alia ICUlCUJlCl I 3 t jt- .jLWsJrJ : ni. i t I test ner reuaDincy. oaia jolt dcuu wiic to look for ber in Monroe, after abe bad 30 is: r . t in i i-?-.tntric! i o rrrTi i .mt ,s. kiiii lerva. i nuveuiucr w ucu uc oan iuo ujbiai wici JUSt arrived, -carm auu dumu -b - , She asked Mrs Behn If there , , ti rv -RloVctc ot Aslr to see her eve and on her arm. which she told rQn awT- OUK aoiteu " Traps, KunaDOins, uw, mu, ' man who would entice our special $0 Harness. 11 is a udigaui. ,r-- her to run away and Mrs Behn had said , rmr- o.i.-j .vv.:.Mt of nnrnwn fflflnrv. Dine. The visit to Mrs Johnson's onnertorun away ana jars oeuu uu up to io. oouu iuuut mco - - - . ye8. The crogs examination brought out I m m- mmmm L "w-" 1 m. I tliO lbll Ui XI VTCiuuci tv as a..u-a ovu vs - OLUMS UfidX her nothing new except that she waa an nn- I fortunate child and was an excellent on the zua Mr jonnson came and took ber away with bim. Her con- Bridffenort CohBldition while at his house was one oflnalmlc- I Miu Nellie F. Whitehead waa recalled urn 1 1 1 I' k m I UC1 tWausoo auw -y.Bu& "w RTTRR fe TCNAPP. Bankers and. UrOKerS, Uouldmnandhlde. Cross examined be and said on the Monday previous to So- PECK & LINES' 157 to 181 Middle St-, 363 Main Street, - - BONDS. STOCKS. MORTGAGES paid on same. COUGH IN BROS. Bridgeport. DIALERS IH TISt GOLD WALL FAFEBS, OIL TIKTS, FKESCO BOSDKKS, UJSUU-a- tlOHS, W1KD0W SHADES, FUTUKJSS, -TU, A TTT rs-n1v.nt Bandy Hook. XL. VV . VAKP'"l'i Conn Kanafastarir and asalsr la Harasss, Badaiss Bridlss .OoUars. Blankets, sts. ' 491 ZXAXtY ST., BRIDGEPORT, C01IN, DEE.S.TUDD, Gradaateottbe American Veterinary col. l-g. New York City, will be at tbe Grand Centrnl Hotel .every JUonday where he will be ii-nuwi ts either outrate or scav or per- toi m any" operations pertaining to the scl. ence. uraertieit m uie qiuuvui nwwi .ui nni- nrnmnt attention at reasonable rates. Telephone Mew Kngiand House, liew Mil lord. KTEWtOWV 11 Conn, lneor 8AVIEGS BAIX Kewtown Mirted laao. PHILOOLAHKK.Prt)tdent: C. H. FORTH ROP, TreMureT.i IiLOUii- a. ru. to 8 j. j&.i 1 W.E.BATTAM, New Milford, Conn DB B. It. SHOPP, Xoxautls-t, AU Anesthotlos administered. Office Hours: s a. m. to 6. p. in.; Wednesdays and Thursdays lnVaauinyton. HOTCBiaSBVILUK, CGKJX. BttdyetlOrt. COHH I told the make up of his family, of whom I vember 16, Miss Hubbell said she would AND DEBENTURES. IHSUJtCAnU- it was composed on that date, and the I run away because airs tfenn naa cm on STEAMSHIP AND RAILROAD TICKETS business his son Edmund L., 21 years her hair. She advised her not to, bnt to n a i.s. . 7. 7 1.2 and 8 Der cent. Deposits receivea eutuw. -vr, " eninunul In. which he said was stav tUl sne waa io ana sne aaiu ra t -J - 1 nn nmm IK 1)11. HOTOlKn Ollia Ul OJii;iiiu6"- - 1 1 " I IUUUBUblwiuiw-- - . I. .... I I . , 1 Of W trading horses. ' I wouia. ua aoyeiuwt , wucu .u. - , I I Mrs JBiva m. Ltjon was recaiiea ana ex- iwni w kuwi, bus w - TAKE NOTICE! 1 T J iM-l s 1-J b plalnedthat whUe MUs HubbeU was at I away, getting out of the house through her house sne compiamea aimusi, cuu-1 jars reuu a ayariujcufc uu - tinuously of headache. Cross examined I schoolhonse, where she put on her shoe she testified Miss Hubbell had a cold J and went to tbe corner below the school when she came to her house and on Sun-1 houi and waited for Eddie Lyon to come day evening went to Redding with e J bc that he did not come and she walk- m (i r m J--- w.(-t ramuy. J cu:u8 ouc wcu. . aod waIted out in tne iota wiui uuisu vi gew iuc i balance of her clothing which was hid . I -r . . v.Ah ,a .ti..iilnwl)inouM)r- there. She was hysterical nights while -.yon s came u. w. A 'recnlar flrstjlass dinner served for 8So. Electric fans. Good service guaranteed. Give us a call. C-R.BLANCHARD, 81 FA1RFIELDAVE., BBIDGEPOBT. Hext Door to Pari City Theatre HORSE BLANKETS ! and everything else In that line ol fur nishings. Every size, quality and price. Repairing a specialty. WILSON & WOOSTEB, S91 Water Sfcr BridgenorfeCt NEWTOWN'S CENTRAL MARKET J ,H. BvACEMAS. Proprietor. Native Beef. Newtown Street. WITH OB WITHOUT PLATES. Plates that At well, look well, are easv to wear and mat you can ei; "-t,Tr, will) natural ones. Crowns and Bridges that v.i th hntvoi the mouth, andthatare strong and durable, warranted 24fe at naif usual prices. All operations painless by our new painless process. - BOSTON DENTAL CO., 4-20JttAIN 8T BRIDGEPOBT. DR E. S. WARNES, DR C M. PENNY, MANAGES. .ASWU-i- niTrTiKPOKT & O'HASA. Attorsayc and Cobb ssileri at law. Stats strsst, BriagoporUJoaa at her house and would cry out In her j ner and went to Mr Falls'. She told them sleep. . I Mrs Lyon wanted to adopt her and ehe biS I . . u naa etia lltrn fA nopeo sue wuuiu, uti -stay there and Mrs Lyon was kind to her. That she had a hard cold which she Mrs Ezra L. Johnson was called testimony simply corroborated Johnson's testimony of the stay at his house and the house of his son, and the scar and her condition said she got the night she went away, of nervousness and headache. He had 1 contctckd on page eight. laondays, 7 to p. m.