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-••'•w ,v.v:'.„-.-v:-.o.j. i;.';;;5. v.--/ , ;r © -, , - .c ; . ; ,. ':<V r r- • , » "Equal and Exact Justice to all Men of Whatever Spyte or Pe JtM igiows or Political"—Jefferson. 0;- Vol. I, No. 47. ,••& -V Norwalk, Conn., Thursday Evening, February 26, 1891 -?.W: Price One (.-cut. The Daily Gazette Is issued every week-day at 3 J'- M., at ONE CENT PER COPY. ' The Cheapest Rales for Advertising, and THE LARGEST CIRCULATION. The Weekly Gazette, [Combined with Saturday's Daily.] Is issued every Saturday at Noon, at MBEE CENTS PER COPY, OR $1.50 PER YEAR. The Daily and Weekly. Served to Local Subscribers at TEN CENTS PER WEEK, OR $5.00 PER YEAR. A. H. BYINGTON, Proprietor. This i»t!><>' fiat the Iaraest (-initiation of ••»!/ J"'1' in the State iccsl of Bvidf/eport. M. THE LITE NEWS OF TO-DAY. Ex-Representative Brady lias been under the weather for several days." —Piano to rent very reasonable, i nquire at tliis office. - Henry Hoyt is building a small cottage for George Raymond, on Harriet street. Gen. Sheridan was promoted to the full rank of general, about two months before his death. - Tax collector St. John has been wrest - ling with another attack of La Grippe, but is now better. Miss Fanny Stanley invited a few friends to help lier celebrate her birtli- ' day on Wednesday. The Woman's Relief Corps, of Buckingham Post, had another most enjoyable entertainment last evening. Smith Brothers expect to locate in Baltimore after they close out their stock in N or walk and Danbury. A bright little Nor walk school girl doesn't see why gold is the most valuable when it has the most carrats in it. The dog, show second day, exceeded lie opening day in the brilliancy and number of spectators. —P. W. Bates at his monumental works in Water street, has the largest and finest assortment of finished work n his wareroom of any establishment i u Connecticut. - lmeodCT. John Ready and Harriet Gregory wore married Feb. 20th, by Rev. Mr. YanAlstyne, and are spending their honeymoon at the home of the groom's parents, at "Eastwood," Vista. One of themostbeautifulhouse plants is the Patience Plant, known also as the Chinese Lady Slipper. It is perpetual^ 7 in bloom. They can be purchased at any of our greenhouses. Heavy four-inch matched plank, are being placed on the new Electric Light Building, to receive the corrugated iron roof. All of which will be a heavy weight, to be sustained by the trusses. Our dentists' find the new crown tooth very popular, and are busy replacing poor teeth with those which navenot the slightest appearance of falseness, and do the service of natural teeth. Poultry raisers complain that there is a scarcity of egg. But Weston expressman Gregory doesn't think so, as he brought down about 50 dozen yesterday and sold them for 23cts. a dozen. A painful accident befel Mrs. Gilbert Underbill, who lives on the Wilton road. She was going out to her chicken house when she slipped and fell, breaking her arm and dislocating one nf her fingers. Several of our IN orwalk farmers attended the meeting of the Greens Farm Farmer's Club, on Tuesday. The club is elated over the fact that the butter made at the Greens Farm Creamery took the first prize at Hartford recently. About thirty-five members of Pilgrim Council, with their wives and sweethearts, gave a surprise party to Councilor Walter H. Stafford, at his residence 011 Wilton avenue last evening. Dancing and music were enjoyed until *a late hour. _____ The excellent Hartford Evening Post, on its new Hoc press, .which prints at the rati of 12,COO copies an hour from stereotype plates, taking the paper from a roll and printing, cutting, pasting, and folding it mechanically, and turning it out the completed newspaper. An Italian fret; fight, at the head of Main street, last Sunday evening, emphasizes the frequent suggestions, that a patrolman is much needed on that j thoroughfare at night. One of the contestants getting worsted, tried to force an entrance into the Nash residence, greatly frightening Mrs. Nash and her daughter. —Hand made harness at very low prices. Blankets, robes, sleighs and bells, at and below cost. Every kind of horse equipment and goods, at very low figures. Trunks, satchels, traveling bags, etc., lower than ever known -before in this or any other market, at Wm. E. Dann's, 50 Wall street.. tf40, , " • ' If the baseball play of next summer is as good as the baseball talk of this winter has been voluminous, what a treat is in store for the adimrers of the great Americn game. The Brooklyn authorities have investigated the double tenement house fire, by which six lives were lost on Saturday night, and are convinced that it waa the work of incendiaries.^ —Mrs. F. E.Buxton, Ladies' Messenger to New York. Wednesday's from Feb. 25th; to purchase Dress Goods, Trimmings, etc. 8ti3. Governor Bulkeley, of Connecticut, has writ-ten a letter to Governor Hill, commenting sharply on his refusal of requisition papers signed by him for Fardon, the alleged burglar. —The ''King's Sons'" will give an entertainment at the Congregational Church Chapel on the evening of Tues-da y, March 8. John E. Lovel, the venerable retired schoolmaster, has been ill at his home in Waterbury with a bronchial trouble for several weeks, and at one time his condition "was considered critical. He is improving now, but his mind is left a trifle impaired. The Coroner's jury investigating the Fourth avenue tunnel disaster visited the scene of the accident, examined the workings of the signal system and heard testinony from railroad .employes about the wreck, yesterday. The house at the corner of Main and West Main streets, which Mr. Charles Seymour recently purchased for his parents, is finished and is now being-furnished. It is a very pretty, cosey looking place, with bay windows and a wide rounding piazza, and we are sure its owners will enjoy it to the full. The ladies of St. Paul's Guild, at their meeting yesterday, decided to give a reception to their friends after Easter. This is welcome news, as whatever the ladies of St. Paul's undertake is well done, and their friends will look forward with much pleasure to a pleasant entertainment. A Norwalk gentleman, while visiting an orange grove in Florida last winter asked the grover if he raised the russet orange. The man replied that northerners had the idea that russett-skinned oranges were a variety of the fruit, when as all raisers of oranges know, the russett is the work of an insect which eats the outer part of the skin, and tho eaten places dry and turn brown. . We undeastand that Mrs. Middle-brook is making ["preparations to join her daughter, Mrs. C. J. Betts, in Pueblo, where she will make her future home. Mr. Betts is interested in a mine in Arizona, and has to be there most of the time, thus leaving Mrs. Betts much alone, and it will undoubtedly be a great comfort to Mrs. Mid-dlebrook and her daughter that they can be together. It is interesting to know that the Bray ton Ives collection, now on exhibition at the American Art Rooms on 23d. street, New York, cost originally $603,000.- We have heard many inquiries made as to the reason it is to be sold. We understand that Mr. Ives has recently bought a new and very elegant house, and finds difficulty in giving up sufficient room to his , books and china. Word was sent to our Borough police last night, from South Norwalk, that a watch and chain and a sum of money was stolen from there. The thief was seen just prior to the Dan-bury train .going up at 20 minutes to 7, and as the Danbury police were at once wired by our Borough police, and a suspicious character answering the description of the suspected p arty was found on the train, and is now held, it is hoped the property may be recover*- ed. .. . As strange a freak of nature as the currant bush which grew on the elm tree on Main street, was to be seen last summer on Lewis street, where a huge sunflower was ''blooming alone" in the crotch of an elm tree. Why the elm should be selected in both cases and how it chanced at all is one of the things which no fellow can find out, but they "got there just the same," like the little creature spoken of in the lines beginning, the "skeeter," &c., is an indisputable fact. : ^ j Mr. Morris and the other executive officers whom the people have elected have offered to submit the questions at issue to the State courts. The republicans of the House of Representatives have declined to resort to any but unconstitutional methods.—[N. Y. World. We invite Connecticut people to read the above, and note the extent to which partisan comment can go. The facts are that the democrats reflate to send the case to the courts and the republicans are nrging that course. [Couraut. --1 Mrs. W. S. Hurd is visiting at Mrs. V/. S. Adams' on Orchard street. Mr. Nathan Williams of New Mil-ford is visiting his cousin, Henry Williams on Leonard street. Rev. Mr. Lewis of Larclimont has received a unanimous call to St John's church, Bridgeport. A class of art students meet each week in a pleasant studio in the Lock-wood building where they sketch from life and are doing most creditable work. Geo. S. Gregory's' large carryall, Newport, is becoming, very popular. It took a Lodge from Westport toWin-nipauk last night, where they had a grand good time. : Concord Division, Sons of Temperance, made a visit to Cowassa Division, of Winnipauk, last night. There was speaking by prominent members, singing by Co. F Quartette. South Norwalk, Westport, New Canaan, and Silver Mine Divisions were represented. Danbury had another fire yesterday. Dr. Wile's barn and printing office was destroyed. A valuable lior.se was consumed together with much other property. It is supposed to have been caused by oil used about the engine in the printing office. - What Miss Spinster Says : . That advertising has become a scienc e. That Mrs. Henry Price and Miss Cholwell were among the visitors at the Bench Exhibition in New York, yesterday. That Mr. and Mrs. Robert YanBuren and family, enjoyed the dog show yesterday. That Mr. R. P. Beatty, formerly "of West avenue, has been in town for a few days.. That Rev. Mr? Watkins and Mrs. Watkins, are in town to-day, to look at their newr home. That the audacity of some folks of mushroom growth, and shoddy instincts, is at the least refreshing. That there-are days for trotting out ancestors with Colonial Dames and Sons of the Revolution, at the social bat. That if you want to be "in it," up to the neck, to use rather an expressive phrase, you must write Town on local letters. "They" say it is quite too utterly English, and it's use will show that you know what's what. That there is indignation and grief among the old residents of East avenue, over the cherished landmarks, the grand old trees that have stood for a century, and were planted by their fore-fathers, and tenderly cared for, that are now being swept away by rude hands, the only thought being they will serve for wood. That the coming spring is to be characterized by some of the most remarkable things in the way of wraps that ever have been seen. No. more plain black or dark blue or gray little coats, but yellow, if you please, the most brilliant steeped-in-sunshine yellow, or a Polish coat of bright scarlet, with a white vest and gold braid, with gold cords and buttons. And hussar eoats of bright blue, and short Spanish coats of pale gray cloth, lined and slashed with scarlet. Or the circular cavalier capes, reaching below the waist, very full and very straight, and gathered at the neck into a very high collar. These are only a few of the possibilities. That society is willing to go to church and confess itself "amiserable sinner,'' but there is a slight reaction against this depression, early hours and walks in the open air. soon tone up the weary brains and bodies. Then is begun a vigorous course of mental and moral improvement. As "the season" is devoted to pleasing of the senses, Lent is given over to the cultivation of the intellect and the soul. So the public are given lecturers and plays, but society has many forms of mental food in the shape of clubs. One of the most devoted is Grace Church Guild on every Wednesday afternoon during Lent is for the study of ecclesiastical history. The ladies of the Guild find it necessary to do much skimming of silver clasped bibles in order even to listen under-standingly to the subjects [discussed. The sedate game of whist serves for an excuse for social evenings, and card parties also serve to lighten the penitential gloom, and the unintellectual but maddening game of "Tiddlewinks" also finds advocates. With all these plans for time killing the forty days of Lenten sobriety pass quickly. "The season'' serves for the making of acquaintances, Lent for the making of friends. "•m - . . . - - ' - The Japanese Capital has been burned. Gold has been struck at Fork Creek, Ga. Mr. Washington —Who cut down thus chei-ry tree ? >:yt • m mMSIS a "" XOlt WALK'S FAMILY HISTORY OF <;FX. WM. T. SHKKMAX. Local pride is justly taken in the fame of the late William T. Sherman, of the United States Army, and one of our analists, in response to our request, has contributed the following, among other facts in his possession, bearing upon the great soldier's ancestry: Upon General Sherman's fathers' side he, it would appear, descended from William Sherman, or Scherman, who according to Talcott, as verified in Rev. David Sherman's notes, settled in Massachusets soon after the lauding of the Pilgrims in 1620. Our old town has been honored with resident representatives of the two original New England branches of this distinguished family. Taylor and Roger Minot Sherman wore contemporary N or walk barristers. The former was the grandfather of Gen. Wm. T., and the Hon. John Sherman, and the latter, accepting good authority was a nephew of Hon. Roger Sherman, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Taylor Sherman's son, Charles Robert, the father of the General, wedded one of the daughters of our St. .Paul's parish. Mary Hoyt, the mother of Wm. T., the General and of John the statesman, and the sister of James I. Hoyt, who died many years since, and of the late Charles Hoyt, formerly of New York, but who subsequently purchased, ' and with his esteemed family occupied the old Timothy Merwin homestead on North avenue, was the fifth child of Isaac and Mary (Raymond) Hoyt, and Avas born on the feast of the Holy Innocent'^ at the close of the last century. She was of the earliest Norwalk blood, and the tracing of her descent, which in America first exhibits itself in Gov. Win-throp's colony, is interesting. Of the fourth generation from the maternal Connecticut founder of her family, she bore her foremother's name, Mary, daughter of the "well beloved" Thomas Betts, the planter. Her mothers maiden name was Mary Raymond, and it was probably through one of the best known St. Paul's church eighteenth century fathers that Mary Raymond, and perhaps her sisters, Elizabeth, Esther and Hannah's, churchly instincts were derived. Each of these sisters, General Sherman's great aunts, married prominent men. The first named was the wife of Dr. Uriah Rogers, Jr., and her honored grave is still well preserved in one of our cemeteries, albeit, its marble testimony is becoming obliterated. She was the aunt by marriage of the widely known Chancellor Kent. Esther's husband was a Congressman, and died in Washington. She resided, until about the time that her nephew and neice, General Sherman's father and mother, broke up their Norwalk home and departed in their ''Prairie Schooner" for Ohio, not far from the Main street Sherman house. Hannah, the last named sister, became the wife qf Capt. Lemuel Brooks, and lived about one mile south of her father's home in "Old Well." She was the aunt of the venerated Miss Mary Ann Miller of New Haven, who used to take great comfort in her visits to this town. General Sherman's grandparents occupied pew No. 80 in the post revolutionary church. Here, with Hezekiah Jarvis, and Hezekiah and Samuel Belden as neighbors, and with her uncle Brooks close by, the General's mother listened to the teachings of such men of God as were Henry Wliitlock and Dr. Bethel Jucld. In childhood she came with her parents from a distance to church, but later on she lived nearer by. Like many of the Fitch and Cannon, and other young people of the day, she married quite early, not a long time, presumably, after leaving the school of which she was a member, a school of considerable reputation at that- time, and which for years had been located in Harlem but was removed to Poughkeepsie. Following her marriage she left her native place to take up with her husband and first born their new home in the then far off west. Her family story and that of others of the dead Generals' ancestors will repay perusal. Our ancient town is an historical hive, and some of its fast crumbling records deserve to be rescued from the oblivion with which they seem threatened. The foregoing is published in the hope that additional facts pertaining to the New England pedigree of one of the grandest military geniuses of modern times may be brought to the surface and find a place in our archives. - T. ill. v.. A. XOVES. lrr: A large number of ladies and gentlemen were present as visitors, in the gymnasium, and witnessed the exercises of the class under the direction of instructor Manning last evening. It is hoped that many of the-people of Norwalk will avail themselves of this invitation, to visit the gymnasium on Wed ir.1V// JXUVOX'S It HIT 111)A 1'. Celebration at (ireens Faruis Crettuicri/. The Greens Farms Club held one of their very enjoyable Washington birthday meetings, in the Creamery Hall, Tuesday. This was the sixth annual of these meetings, and as stated by Mr. J. S. Jennings/ President of the club, that the thirtieth anniversary of the club was held a few weeks ago. Among those present were seen T. S. Gold, Secretary of the State Board of Agriculture, J. S. Kirkham, Treasurer of the same, E. S. Jenkins, State Botanist and Chemist, Dennis Fenn, Isaac C. Smith, of Milford, Edwin and James Hoyt, of New Canaan, also noted agriculturists, and dairymen of Greens Farms and Southport. The meeting was opened with an address of welcome by the President, followed by an interesting address by Wm. J. Jennings, a former president of the club. Subject : "The Influence of Culture on Soil and Crops," which pointed to the importance of thorough underdrainingofwet soils, and brought out much discussion. Mr. Gold spoke "at length, on the value of sheep on the farm. John. El wood gave some views on the same subject. Mr. Kirkham and Mr. Fenn urged the necessity of getting the outlets of drains very low. In compacting of soils, James Hoyt told of having pastured his rye in the fall with good results. On this subject Mr. Kirkham retreated some words of Horace Greeley, that if a man did not drain his farm, the farm would soon drain him. But Mr. Greeley found this rule reversed in the far West, where irrigation is the correct thing. There Horace found that if the farmer did not dam, he would soon be dammed. A paper was read by Dr. Jenkins, entitled, "Some Suggestion on the Creamery Question." The Dr. felt some hesitancy in giving any ideas pertaining to the subject, before patrons of a Creamery, which had just received the .first prize at the Dairyman's Convention at Hartford. The speaker gave some interesting figures regarding the best methods of determining the richness of cream, in butter fats, and found that the oil test, was by far the best manner of arriving at the value of cream. Henry Birge, Will. Burr and S. B. Sherwood, added to tlie interest of this subject, by giving their experience in feeding and caring for cows. The meeting then adjourned, to partake of a bountiful lunch, provided by the ladies of Greens Farms, after which President Jennings read the following toasts, which were responded to very pointedly, by various gentlemen, viz : "The Farmer in Politics," by Mr. Kirkman ; "The Connecticut Farmer," by Mr. Gold; "Our Farmer's Homes, God Bless Them," by Mr. Edwin Hoyt; "Our Wives, Where are They by Mr. Fenn : "What we Know, and What we Don't Know," by Dr. Jenkins ; "Go East Young Man, "by Mr. Smith ; "The Capacity of the Human Stomach," by Dr. Dunham. Space will not allow the giving of the responses in full, which were rich in feeling, mirth and jollity. At the afternoon session an. instructive paper on "The Horse," was read by Isaac C. Smith, of Milford, which opened a discussion at great length by Messrs. Kirkham, Fenn, James, Hoyt, Mr. Gold and others. - Yarious other questions were briefly discussed, viz : ' 'Is the spreading of manure broadcast on the fields in winter, wasteful or otherwise?" "Shall we plant our potatoes in hills or in drills?" "What capital should a farmer invest in machinery ?" "Does it pay better to feed hay than to sell it ?" "What drains would be best on the farm ?" "Can anybody present, give experience in raising Japanese buckwheat ?" After the' discussions were closed, Mr. Gold announced that the work of the State Board and Dairyman's Association would soon be materially assisted by the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale College. Secretary Sherwood thanked all for their presence, and was especially grateful to those who came in response to invitation by letter, to help the meeting along. Before the meeting, and during the intermission, the visitors were invited to inspect the various processes in the making of butter, which was going on in the lower part of this building, where all the best modern appliances and machinery for the same, could be seen at work. The out-put of the Creamery is 1,500 pounds per month, at present. ^ ; —More broken lots of shoes at A. S. Hoy t & Son's. Ladies' Patent Leather Shoes, $1.25 ; PebbleGoat Shoes,#1.50, just one-half price; another lot at $1.25. Fine Kid Tipped laced shoes, $1.25, worth $2.00.>;VsLarge lot Children's Spring Heel Shoes at 50 cts. Slippers at 50 and 69 cts., worth $1.00 and $1:25. Children's and Misses School Shoes at "• tf44 Connecticut Press Telegrams, Si>ci-i<i,U>/ Sent Over fit,?. • t:> ih-j . Jiailtj - XorwtilU - tiaxette. . Bridgeport, Feb. 20. —Col. Samuel B. Sumner died at his home in this city at 3:30 this morning. At 3 o'clock he called his daughter and told her he was dying, and in 30 minutes more lie had expired. He has been ill about a week with rheumatism; and it is thought the malady struck his heart. Col. Sumner was Clerk-of the Superior Court, has been judge of local courts, Judge of Probate and held other important local offices. The courts have adjourned in consequence. L1CCr I.SL.I TJ I~J'J XOTFS. • The House met at 11:30 a. m., to-day and the Senate at 1 p. in. Three o'clock this afternoon is tlie time set for the postponed hearing before the Senate special committee on General Graham's petition. The democrats caucused this morning at 10 o'clock in the supreme courtroom, and the republicans fifteen minutes later in R preventative JHall. New Milford, Conn., Feb. 21—Tuesday night the rain caused a caving in of earth under tlie main pipe of the water- works which supplies the town with water. The pipe being left without support at a point near what is known as Treadwell's meadows, broke in two in the night. The water rushed from the broken pipe and caused a serious washout in the vicinity besides lowering the Avater in the resenroir to a considerable extent before the break was discovered. The toAvii was Avithout its usual water supply yesterday and to-day while the necessary repairs are being-are being made. Washington, Feb. 20.—Senator Allison, chairman of the committee on appropriations, said that in the present condition of the appropriation bills, the Senate, having lost to-day, will hereafter have to sit day and night until noon, March 4th, in order to avert an extra session. "Even then," he said, "debate will have to be limited by unanimous consent, and the utmost diligence exercised in order to get all the appropriation bills through." - - - - - - - Minneapolis, Minn., Feb. 20.—-The Russell building, OAvned by Sol Smith Russell, the noted comedian, was destroyed by fire this morning. This structure cost about $1,030,000. At :! o'clock the damage Avas estimated at over $200,000. It is believed it will reach half a million. Chicago, 111., Feb. 23.—Oounselnnn's elevator at 35th street. Avas destroyed by fire last night. The loss is $100,000 There Avere about 60,000 bushels of gvain in the elevator valued-fit $40,000. all of Avhich Avas consumed. Elkhorn, Wis., Feb. 29.—Father Smith, the clergyman Avho was arrested charged Avith dealing in lottery tickets, which he sold for a raffl^for a harness at a church fair, Avas found guilty j^esterday afternoon in the Circuit Court. He Avas sentenced to pay a fine of $50. ' Manchester, Feb. 20— Fire was discovered shortly after 2 o'clock this morning in the elotli and dye house of the Union Mfg. Co. There is no fire department in Manchester and the building Avas entirely consumed. The buildings wrereinsured. . • Washington, Feb. 26.—The funeral of Senator Wilson of Md., Avas attended by the President and other high officials this morning. He will be buried at his home, SUOAV Hill, Md. NeAv Haven, Feb. 25.—John H. Carey, the horse thief AYIIO stole Robert II. Ives' team from in front of his residence, was this morning finned $25 and costs in the city court. New Haven, Feb. 25.—In the United States Court this afternoon at 2 o'clock, John G. Chapman Avill be tried on the charge of fraudulently overcharging for obtaining a pension. This is the third case of a like offense that has been brought against Chapman. - Thompsonville, Conn., Feb. 25. - Jonii O. Reynolds, AVUO Avas found shot through the head, dead, in his bathroom at Denver, Col., ^yesterday, Avas a resident of this town, haying gone Avest to accept the agency of the Hazard\'ille PoAvder Company. The Officers of the NeAv Haven road claim that the ' 'heater" Avhich proved so fatal in the tunnel disaster is not a stove or furnace whose use in passenger cars is prohibited by the laAV of the State of NeAv York... Why not test that question by the indictment of the responsible officer? The law to Avhich Ave have referred not only imposes a heavy fine for any violation pf its provisions, but also makes such violation a misdemeanor The officers of the offending, company are liable to the penalties of this law unless they can shoAV that they have not disregarded it. —N. Y. Herald.
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