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Lowell Sun (Newspaper) - January 21, 1903, Lowell, Massachusetts Trm I.OWriXRDN_ WEDNESDAY JANUARY 21 1903 FROM YESTERDAY’S UTE EDITIONS LIFFS SAL endingiogly RUMORS As Result of Joseph Mrs. Mary Lee Probably Frozen to Death Found Dead in Bed in Watson Street Without Food in the House—No One Her Remains or Fuel Claimed Nichols’ Death Cell for Physician A the sn*! case of destitution and death victim of which was well-to-do, came to light Saturday when neighbors found Mrs. Mary Lee, aged about TO years dead in a broken-down bed without fuel or food in the house in Watson street. Mrs. Lee was the widow of the late Peter Lee, a veteran of the civil w'nr and a well known character in old ward three. Her husband died about three years ago and Mrs. Leo and her sister named Madden lived together in two small rooms in Watson street, their wants being supplied by the pauper department and charitable neighbors. Long ago the family were quite comfortable but Lee, It is said, was arrested while in the west on the charge of murder and It took the entire fortune of the family to prove his innocence. When the neighbors entered the house Saturday they found Mrs. Lee lying in a broken-down bed in a cramped position. Upon attempting to lift her they discovered that she was cold In death. They immediately notified Undertaker O'Connell, whose establishment Is nearby and his assist ant went to the house and nft^r attending the body notified Medical Examiner Irish. As there was neither food nor fuel In the house, the neighbors had concluded that the woman had died of cold and hunger. The medical examiner, however, gave heart disease as the cause of death, but since the revelations brought out In the Jane Toppan case a good many people take little stock In the “cause of death" assigned by doctors in such cases. “Anything goes," they say, but of course nobody knows anything about It but the doctor. Hut In many cases where death is said to be due to “heart disease,” “shortness of breath" would be equally serviceable. Secretary Courtney was notified of the case and when yesterday afternoon the body had lain two days without a soul visiting it or claiming relationship, he ordered Undertaker O’Connell to bury the remains and they were interred In the Catholic cemetery. There is little doubt that the woman was frozen to death, although her abject condition, the cold and want of food may have weighed upon her heart and saved her from congelation. Was Unconscious in Eight Hours and No Was Called—His Friends Refuse to Believe That Alcoholism Caused Death C, C. P. Hiller; drum and bones, Messrs. Salmon and Mallalieu; song, John Burne. Miss Emma Woodward acted as accompanist,, Miss Lottie Snow as accompanist for Mr. Burrio. The literary exercises were followed by an auction sale of boxes of food furnished by the ladles of the village. John Dunn as auctioneer did himself great credit by his timely wit and wisdom. Mr. L. J. Ellinwood, the president cf the club, was the general manager of the event and a great promoter in its success. The many Chelmsford friends of Miss Ethel Brown of St. Paul, Minn., who spent her vacation in West Chelmsford last summer will be pleased to note the following: At the annual oratorical contest of Maealester college, held In December. Mists Ethel Brown won the second place with her oration on “The Value of the Esthetic in Nature." This is consider^ as a great honor especially from the fart that Miss Brown Is a member only of the sophomore class, while the other contestants all belong to the graduating class. She is the first contestant among the young women for many years. A very pleasant meeting of the Ladies club was held last Wednesday Afternoon at the home of Mrs. Perry. W. O. Edwards has had one lot of coal rome which he distributed among his customers and another lot is said to he on the way. HOLD UP OF CARS ASSAULT CASE Spicy One Aired Police Court Today Joseph Nichols was found dead in a < ell in the police station Sunday morning. He wag found lying unconscious in Warren street at midnight by Officer Homers who sent him to the police station and was placed in a cell, still unconscious. He was visited by the keeper at f> o'clock and again at. 8 o’clock. The keeper on the occasion of the second visit noticed a change in the color of his face and notified Deputy Welch. Deputy Welch upon investigation found that the man was dead. When Nichols was arrested the usual rigorous means were used to revive him but all attempts were futile and after his clothing had been opened so as to permit free breathing he wan carried to a cell and allowed to remain there until it was discovered that he was dead. He wits carried into the cell unconscious. He may have been stupidly drunk or he may have had heart failure, Bright’s disease, paralysis, apoplexy or any other ailment that would render a man unconscious, but no physician was there to determine just what his condition was and lie was allowed to repose for eight hours on a hard board and was only moved when a corpse. The medical examiner examined the body and pronounced death due to al-coholirrn and that is what all the people in lower C’enlralville are talking about. Nichols lived in the vicinity of Dilley avenue and was well known. All who knew him state that w’hlle he might have drank occasionally and even have become intoxicated occasionally he was not what Is known as a hard drinker and not the man who would die of alcoholism. Furthermore, a rumor unconfirmed spread about Centralville this morning to the effect that the body showed several "black and blue” marks for which no one could account, though if such were the case the proper parties undoubtedly could explain them satisfactorily. There is talk of an investigation of the death bv the friends of the dead man who refuse to believe that he died of alcoholism, but whether or not it will materialize is at present a matter of doubt. The case, however, demonstrates what The Sun has always contended that a physician should be stationed at police headquarters to examine all such cases, lest Home day the department make a grievous mistake. Thomas Cahil, a fashionably dressed and neat appearing young man, was in police court today and pleaded not guilty to a complaint charging him with assault and battery on Albert Fournier. Cahli was also charged with drunkenness. He was fined $20 for assault and battery and $6 for drunkenness. He appealed from the assault and battery fine and was held In $300 for the superior court. The trouble occurred In Mrs, Sha-bate’s boarding house, 127 Paige street, last evening about 7.30. The woman whom Cahll calls his wife waits on table in the boarding house in question and hard words were exchanged between her and Fournier the complainant, in consequence of something she had said to Mrs. Shu-bate, causing the trouble. The complainant was the first wetness. His head was swathed in bandages which he removed in order that Deputy Welch might inspect the wound. It w’as a cut about one inch in length and Fournier told the court that Cahil struck him with a catsup bottle and inflicted the wound which the deputy had examined. Fournier told the following story:    "I was playing cards in a small room off the dining room in the boarding house in Paige street and I heard the woman w hom t ahil calls his wife abusing the landlady. I took her to task for it. I told her that I did not think she had any right to do it. She and I exchanged hard words "The landlady told her she would have to leave the house. About half an hour after she had gone the door bell rang and when the landlady went to the door Cahll wa* there. He asked for me and I went to the door. There were two other men with him and ho asked me to go outride, that he wanted to speak to me. I told him that if he had anything to say to me to come inside. I have heard that he is a dangerous man and I did not want to take any chances with him. "He came in and followed me to the dining room. He raised his hand and struck at me. I guarded the blow. I thought at the time there was Hume-tiling in his hand and I hit him. Then one of his friends came in and pinioned both my arms. They threw me to ti: « floor and while I was down he trio Ic me with the catsup bottle and - thor bottle." id . * Hadley told Cahil he might the complainant any questions re-. * fo the affair. Cahil, however, not apply himself to questions ' toother witness was called and >U rated what the complainant had . ami went him one bottle better. He said that Cahll used a catsup bottle and a pickle bottle as well. “Do you want to ask the witness any questions?” suld Judge Hadley to Cahil. “No," said Cahil “that man Is not responsible. He was released from an Insane asylum a few days ago.” Another witness said that Mrs. Sha-bate went out and looked for un officer but could not find one. Cahil said: "My wife and tho landlady had some words. I bourd there and my wife and I keep house across the street. When she came home last evening she told me about the trouble she had had with Fournier and repeated the name he culled her. "I went over to the house to ask him what right he had to abuse her. I took two friends with me. I did not know what might happen and I wanted to have them with me for witnesses. I was not looking for trouble. I wanted him to apologize. He asked me to step into the house and I did. When we reached the dining room he struck me and knocked me down. I defended myself us best I could." “Are you working?" asked Deputy Welch. “I worked with my wife In the boarding house.** “What do you do?" "I do general work: dish out the goods. etc." "I lid the woman, whom you call your wife, swear out a warrant against you a short time ago?" “8he did." "Was th© warrant for assault and battery ? • "It was.” * What became of the case?" “It was quashed.” Cahtl’s wife was the next witness Rho said that she witnessed the fight between her husband and the complainant through the glass in the dining room door. Rile auld that Fournier knocked lier husband down and had him under the table, Rho did not see her husband hit Fournier with a bottle. Rile said that the landlady did not try to get a policeman while tier husband, Cahil, was under the table. “How long have you been married?** asked the deputy. “We were married New Year’s day." "Where?" "In Nashua.” “Who married you?" "A minister." “What is the minister’s name?" "I forget.” Mrs. Bhabate was then called and she corroborated the testimony of the complainant and other witnesses for the government and Judge Hadley imposed the fines above mentioned. the Libera. At the close of mass the "De Profundls” was sung by the choir. There was a profusion of beautiful and appropriate floral offerings in evidence, showing the esteem in which the deceased was held by his many friends and acquaintances, the following being the moat prominent: Standing cross and anchor inscribed "Dan,” Mr. and Mrs. Mathew Conley; standing crescent, Daniel and Henry O'Brien; standing crescent. John F. Lynch; wreath of pinks and roses, May F. Ttghe; cross of lilies and plnka, Mrs. Cunningham and family; pillow of roses, inscribed "Y. M. C. I.,” from the Y. M. C. I.; spray of pinks, Miss Cassidy and Miss Callahan; Hpray of pinks. Mrs. Lawson and family; spray of pinks. Mr. and Mrs. W. Sullivan; spray of pinks, Mamie Conway and Katie Coughlin; spray of pinks, Hannah Downing; spray of pinks, Miss Tlghe and Miss Sheehan; basket of cut flowers, Misses Josephine Callahan and Mary O’Brien; standing crescent. O'Neil family; standing cross. Misses Kelily and Farley; spray of pinks and roses, John Carroll; standing cross. McDermott family; spray of pinks, Misses Mackin and Farley; pillow Inscribed "Brother." sisters of deceased; standing wreath, inscribed "Uncle", from Rowan family; spray of pinks and roses, John J. Stack. The bearers were Messrs. Hugh Farley. Henry O’Brien, James Burns, John Sullivan, Patrick Murphy and Benjamin Butterfly. The interment was in the Catholic cemetery where the last sad rites of the Catholic church were solemnized by Rev. Fr. Lawrence, O. M. I. The funeral was under the direction of Funeral Director Thomas J. McDermott. WALTER PEARSON PRESENTED A SMOKING SET BY FRIENDS. The many friends of Mr. Walter Pearson gathered at ills home Saturday evening and surprised him with a handsome smoking set. Miss Sara Teague made the presentation speech and Mr. Pearson very gratefully responded. A very enjoyable program was carried out, the following people taking part: Recitation by Miss Alice Moiloy and Mr. J. J. Murray; songs by the Misses Johnson. Wilson Teague and Moiloy. The famous male quartette consisting of Mr. Willie Bradly, Martin Maguire, Walter Pearson and Connie Shea rendered many selections. Mr. Robert Fay presided at the piano. After refreshments were served games were enjoyed and the party broke uji at a seasonable hour. LOWELL COAL COMPANY’S TEAMS ON TRACKS. There was a hold up of street cars on Lawrence street this morning when a double team with about four tons of coal sent out by the Lowell Coal company got stuck in crossing the car tracks, causing a delay of nearly half an hour. The load was finally pulled from the .tracks by a pair of horses from one of Moore & Bennett s teams. CASTO THEATRE. No one will deny the assertion that the bill at the Canto this present week is one of the best that was ever laid out in this city. The bill is headed by Mary Hampton and company, who present “The Melodrama,” a comedy playlet from the pen of Edmund Day, in clever style. There was not a person in the two large audiences at the Canto yesterday that did not express pleasure at the novelty of the plot, the brilliancy of the dialogue and the thorough competence displayed by Miss Hampton, George Chancellor, and William Davis in the various roles. Zelma Rawlzton made her first appearance in this city and it was much in the nature of a personal triumph. Miss Rawlzton is beyond question the cleverest male impersonator before the public. Lillian and Shorty Dewitt in their songs, dances and dialogue scored one of the laughing hits of the show. The story of Blue Beard is elaborately spectacular and is one of the greatest moving picture representations ever seen here. Miss Ma hie Leslie is a young lady of comely appearance and her songs and dances were given with an earnestness that won for her instant approval Sam Drnne’s monologue and dellnea tions of eccentric character were done with commendable fidelity to originality, while Touhey and Bradley in a neat Irish act. introduced music upon bag pipes and clever dancing was a feature. The eccentric comedy juggling of Kennedy and Quatrelli was an act in which every spectator derived great pleasure and the young men wrere rewarded with hearty applause. HARD WOOD Immediate Delivery, Sawed and Split, IO Bushels for $1.00 FINE ROBRIN WOOD IO Bushels for $1.00 LOWELL GOAL GO. 43 Central St.,    15 Thorndike St., 337 School Street. WEST CHELMSFORD ACADEMY OF MUSIC. FUNERALS I .DONALD —- James McDonald, d 2S years, died yesterday at his r;o Jn Gloucester. The deceased a former resident of this city and .•es two brothers, Joseph J., of 229 j*y street, this city, aud John of pie wood, N. II. ha remains were brought to the cml parlors of Undertaker James O’Donnell A Bons, and th© funeral take place from the parlors toro w morning at eight o'clock. A »e of requiem will bo celebrated at Immaculate Conception church. 3HE—-All that was mortal of the Daniel J. Tlghe was consigned to .aal resting place in the Catholic ter? this morning. The funeral very largely attended by relative* and friends of the deceased, including many people from out of town. The deceased was a popular member of Court Middlesex. Foresters of America and also of the Young Men’s Catholic Institute of Belvidere, and both organizations were represented with a delegation. The funeral took place from his late home, 212 Concord street, ut 8.30 o'clock and proceeded to the Immaculate Conception church wffiere a high mass of requiem was celebrated ut 9 o’clock by Rev. Fr. Lawrence, O. M. J. The choir under the direction of Mr. P. I*. Haggerty sang Schmidt's muss and Mrs. P. P. Haggerty presided at the organ. At the offertory Miss Margaret McCaffrey sang the “Pie Jesu" and after the elevation the "O Balu-. taris" was sung by Mr. Haggerty. Mr. Haggerty also sustained the svJos in The attraction at the Academy of Music last evening was that delightful, winsome aud highly entertaining and at the same time, refined burlesque given by the "Utopians." The first part entited "The Magic Hat" served to give full scope to the comedians and introduced thirty hrndzu me young women in the following numbers which were exceptionally fine arid especially entertaining to the very large and representative audience present. “The Pajama Girls," "The Ping-Pong Girls,” “The City Troop" and “The Reneg&mbian Ringers and Dancers," are each selected for beauty of face and form. The olio comprised many well known and some of the best artists in the vaudeville world. There were Madden and Jess. Celtic wits; Joe Norris, Hebrew comedian and parody singer; the Josselin trio, famous European gymnasts; the Lavelles. eccentric and knick-knack dancers:    Mark and Kitty Hart in their new comedy sketch entitled "O’Reilly’s Reception;" the Utopian four and Charles Foreman, the sweet singer. Taken altogether this was an entertainment of rare merit and was appreciated by the audience present last evening. and certainly will be appreciated by the large audiences which should attend Tuesday afternoon and evening aid the two performances Wodin sday. HOODS Tooth Powder Preserves and beautifies tho teeth* neutralizes offensive secretions of the mon ti), arrests decay, prevents tartar, hardens the gums, leaves a cool, refreshing sensation in the mouth. Hold by all druggists. Large, 25c. Mammoth size 60c. Prepared by {J, I. HOOD & CO., Lowell, Mass. A delightful entertainment was recently held by the Young Men’s Social club of West Chelmsford. The entertainment consisted of a piano nolo by Miss Milllcent Dunn; trombone solo by J. Fred Mallalieu; song, C. C. P. Hiller; recitation, James Gould; drum solo, Wulter Salmon; recitation, Master George HAnson; bones and pianos. J. Fred Mallalieu; harmonica solo, Walter Salmon. The Guitar club, consisting of Nils Nil son and the Misses Lundberg. gave a selection and was obliged to respond to an encore; song, Do Your Coms Bole? IF THEY DO TRY A sure cure .for Corns, Warts and Bunions. It relieves at once and will remove a bad corn in a few days. We guarantee it. TEETH WE SAVE Aching, Broken Down, Ulcerated and Discolored Teeth ALL WORK GUARANTEED FOR TEN YEARS NO CHARGE for painless extractions when teeth are ordered. Full Set Teeth (that fit) . . $4.00 Gold Fillings.....$1.00 Gold Crowns . $3.00 to $5-00 Silver Fillings.......SOC Teeth Without Plate . . . $4.00 I had 24 teeth extracted at one sitting, without the least pain; no gas, cocaine, or ether used at the Boston Dental Rooms. R. L. HURD. 221 Hale St. The large patronage of the Boston Painless Dental Rooms is due to the uniform high-grade work done by gentlemanly operators and the 10-your guarantee given. Hours—9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sundays—IO to 4. BOSTON PAINLESS DENTAL BOOMS Opp. Street Hallway Waiting Room. Lady Attendant. For One Dollar Falls & Burkinshaw RELIABLE DRUGGISTS, Successors '-3 C. F. Blanchard, 418 Middlesex St. Opposite Northern Station. Open from 6 a. rn. to 11.80 p. m. PETER J. BRADY ... _= GI ROC ER .. . Corner Gorham and South Highland Sts. CHOICE TEAS COFFEES ami SPICES Try our new brands of Flour, tho be.R In the city, “The King Arthur." "Crown of Geld." and “Banquet." CANADIAN PACIFIC RY. TOURIST CARS. PACIFIC COAST WITHOUT CHANGE. H. I. COLVIN, 3Q2 Wuhlnflon St., BOSIO*. you can get more advertising and a wider distribution throughout the city and suburbs in The Sun than you can get (or three dollars in all tile other papers in Lowell. Why? Because Tho Sun has a larger circulation than all the other daily papers combined. It 1$ Lowell’s Greatest Newspaper (CUT IT OUT.) TUE ERGLE CREDIT HOUSE tSO and 192 Middlesex Street. This advertisement is good for JI.OC on first purchase of $10.0) or more. CASH OR CREDIT. AL. HAYNES, Manager. HlflRY HH [UPTON Matinees ..................10    and    20a Ladies to Best Orchestra Seat.... lOo Evenings ..............10,    15    and    25a Seats May Be Reserved 10o Extra Telephone 815-3. DON’T FORGET THE PING PONG DANCE AT ELVIN'S FRIDAY EVENING. Jan. 23 POLO LEAGUE GAME Wednesday Evening, Jan. 21 CHELSEA vs. LOWELL HUNTINGTON HALL ADMISSION, 25 CENT8. Reserved Seats at Eilingwood’s Drug Store. TEETH C. F. DEMPSEY, Manager. THG UTOPIANS .Stupendous production in extravaganza. Last performances this after* noon and evening. Rose Hill’s Big Company Vaudeville and Extravaganza Presented at Their Best. Three Nights, Matinees Friday and Saturday. I CHICHKSTXFTS ENGLISH tgKtesyxM In UF I* arni Sold    hoi#*    .... with blat ribbon Take no other. HrfVi nave roan Mab.tltutiorn Md Irate. Mira*. Bu, of far l>ragf lai.or trull 4—-Trrt'oul»r», ’Lr—ti mon! •na *’ Belief for    letltr,    by — -    *11    Dragging Eaton tug puff ■i*. - -0 Tttii«oal»l«. Sm4! UadlM* StMUW^PiftLiU1 ft The Best is None Too Good. That is the standard of The Sun. It has the best staff in the city and the service of the best news gatherer in the world, The Associated Press, over its own leased wire, in its own building. »* The Best is * * %. None Too Good for the advertisers of Lowell. They want the best possible returns fop their money which can only be obtained by advertising In the best paper in the city. The Lowell Sun The Best is None Too Good for the people of Lowell. Why waste money buying inferior papers when you can get the best paper iq the city for a cent ? r It is in every respect LOWELL’S ® GREATEST NEWSPAPER ;