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from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Sun 13 December 1909
PRINCE MIGUEL NOT SPENDING "SILENTS" COIN
Most of Lake County Man's Money
Went to Relatives In This County.
George Mason and Mrs. Vic Rossback
Formerly of Waukegan Got a Share
When Anita Stewart of New York, Step Daughter of
James Henry Smith who Got Coin from Lake County
Uncle, Married Nobleman None of the Fortune of the
late Millionaire Bought Title.
Prince Miquel of Braganza is not spending any of
James Henry "Silent" Smith's coin left by him to his
wife and step daughter Anita Stewart now the wife of
Prince Miguel and Duchess of Vizer.
Most of "Silent's" money went to relatives in Victor
Rossbach's wife at Evanston and George A. Mason of
the same place. The two dispatches tell their own
Vienna, Dec. 13-The wife of a money-lender, named
Spell, brought suit against Prince Miguel of Braganza
today for payment of note for $20,000.
The suit is brought in the Courts of Commerce
(civil). Spell transferred his claim to his wife.
He made loans to Prince Miguel at a high rate of
interest and he makes the specific claim that he paid
$20,000, a debt the Prince owned to the Hohenmauth
The Prince's lawyer denies that Spell paid the money
to the savings bank. Whether or not this contention
is sustained, it gains time, as testimony must be
taken in the suit.
New York, Dec. 13.-The World yesterday published a
despatch from Budapest, Hungary, quoting the Hirlap,
a newspaper, as stating that the creditors of Prince
Miguel are suing him for $1,000,000 on an alleged
agreement by the Prince to pay them one-fifth of the
dowry. Miss Stewart brought him $5,000,000.
"Silent" Smith left most of his fortune to kinsmen in
this country and Great Britain, and his widow and
daughter together did not inherit $5,000,000.
from the pages of the Waukegan Daily Gazette 29 December 1909
MILLBURN RESIDENT DEAD
Mrs. Oliva Trotter Passed Away
At Evanston Home of Son.
Mrs. Oliva L. Trotter, aged seventy-five died at Evanston
yesterday following a stroke of paralysis and the funeral will be
held at Evanston at nine-thirty tomorrow following which the
remains will be brought here on the eleven-fifty for interment at
Millburn cemetery in the county.
The late Mrs. Trotter was an old resident of Millburn but
has been making her home with sons in Evanston, Mr. Trotter having
preceded her in death years ago.
She leaves the following sons and daughters: Mrs. Alfred
Bain and Mrs. Clarence Bonner of Millburn, Fred and Bert of
Evanston, and John, Will and one other of the west.