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WASON WAS ALL RIGHT. Judge MoKim Deoidei Him of Sound Mind and Admits His Will. 1 George Ernest Wason’s will, that has been contested by Mrs. Wason, was sustained sustained yesterday by Judge McKlm of the Probate Court. The taking of the testimony In the action action to break the document, on the ground that the testator was not of sound mind, was concluded Tuesday, and yesterday the arguments were presented. The feature of the day’s proceedings was the argument oy Colonel IngersoU, who was Mrs Wason’s chief counsel. He renewed renewed the statements of wltoe8.ses In hls inimitable w’ay, that proved highly entertaining entertaining to the crowd that packed the court. to Wa.son’s habits at the be- Referrlng .. --------- - . ginning or hls remarks. Colonel IngersoU went on as follows: “The lost month of his life he bought flve gallons of whiskey and a bottle of brandy of White alone. The evidence of yesterday shows that he must have liquor for charitable purposes and for distribution among the poor, for no one ever saw him drunk. “He would always drink foiu* or flve times before breakfast, and anyone who ever lived In Boston knows what that means. “He drank absinthe, and a witness says that he was with Wason when he had the tremens. He had no other business than that of drinking and playing billiards.” Tho eloquent attorney spoke of Wason at one time seeing soft-shell crabs crawling crawling over the celling, and took up in detail the various acts of the dead man during the past years of hls life, calculated to show that he was menUIly unsettled and IrresTYonslble. , ^ , “Now,” continued the colonel, “a doctor here said yesterday on the stand that the lymph in the brain w’as polite eno^h to beg pardon of the Incoming blood, and leave a place for It. That never occurred with me. for I have had my head full many a time with blood, and I never knew of the lymph being polite enough to leave and relieve me. "Doctors have said that the worst drunkards are those who do not stagger. Touching on Lawyer Ranney’a teaU- mony. the speakar declared Mr. Itonney a good lawyer, but a poor judge of drunken- “K'wyer Clark, for the defence, reviewed the testimony and made comparisons or the contradlctoor sUtementa of witnesses. At the close Judge McKlm gave hls cislon, sustaining and admitting the will. Colonel IngersoU entered an appeal on Mrs. Wason’B behalf. i

Clipped from Boston Post18 Jan 1894, ThuPage 6

Boston Post (Boston, Massachusetts)18 Jan 1894, ThuPage 6
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