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4 »'*««W>eCT*M,3P*fcX- • ' "~ •w "Kgwal and Exact Justice to all Men of Whatever State or Persuasio^ Retitjious or Political.»-JefferSOn, r?i' . -<w,« vv/r*y^»^r/|^.-•'• Norwalk, Conn., Thursday Evfcnins, April 16, 1891. ri.UX-'. t.. i f.UL.^.v.aiiiU Price One Cent Vol. I, No. 81. Ricliardson Stamford J. Curtis, it is said, is negoti- ating for a purchase of the Ambler place •\yilX preach at the Baptist church Sun on Mott Place, with Burgess George I. Buxton The Daily Gazette If issued every week-day at 3 P. M., at ONE CENT PEB COPY. The Cheapest Bates for Advertising, and THE LARGEST CIRCULATION. The Weekly Gazette, [Combined with Saturday s Daily.] Is issued every Saturday at Noon, at THREE CENTS PER COPY, OR $1.50 PER YEAR. The Daily and Weekly. Served to Local Subscribers at TEN CENTS PEB WEEK, OR $5.00 PEE. YEAR. A. H. BYINGTON, Proprietor. ouil JOBBING DEPARTMENT. ' MR. HARRY M. GARDNER, JR., of New York* has charge of the GAZETTE'S Engraving, Book and Jobbing Department. He is an expert and experienced Job Printer, and no work entrusted to him will be unsatisfactorily done. This paper has the largest circulation of any imper in the State west of Bridgeport, TO OUR ADVERTISERS. To insure changes being made in advertisements running in this paper the same must be handed in not later than 3 p.m. on the preceding day. • __ THE LIVE NEWS OF TO-DAY. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Malloryare spending a few days in town. The music of the great, lumbering ice carts, is now heard in the land. —I. Hall, piano and furniture mover. Office and residence, 106 Main street. The Rectory of St. Paul's Church is having a new steam heater placed in it. The membership of the Ladies' Guild of St. Paul's church now exceeds fifty in number. Manice Lockwood treated his little son to a visit to the Barnumand Bailey circus, yesterday. The Ladies' Guild of St. Paul s Church will soon begin on their work of making the vestments for the Boy Choir. Box parties to the only "greatest show on earth" at Madison Avenue Garden, are now quite the fad among certain of Norwalk's Four Hundred. A large number of names have been received for the Boy Choir of St. Paul's. At the rate the names have been received it is expected there will be fifty or more to select from. Mrs. G. D. Warden, of Orchard street, is very ill with combined measles and la grippe, while Ella Warden is recovering from her attack of mea_ sles. j There is to be a special borough meeting at the Town House this afternoon, at 3 o'clock to vote on the question of extending the water mains to Sauga-tuck avenue. The Bridgeport Post credits West-port with having a citizen by the name of A. Norwack. If this is so, why doesn't lie drop his c, put in an 1 and so become A Norwalk man ? At the regular meeting last evening of Buckingham post, G. A. R. ,the quartermaster was empowered to sign the agreement with the Norwalk club, whereby the club will have a sub-lease of the rooms till November 1. "Ben" Sturges was in town yester- | day and a military guard was stationed at the Armory. A daughter was born at New Canaan, to Mr. and Mrs. William Darby on Thursday last. Mr. Darby was formerly a resident of Norwalk. Fred. J. Betts has returned from his brief sojourn at Springfield, he having had an attack of the chills up there, A very elaborate stained glass window, costing $000, is to be placed in St. Paul's church chapel on West avenue. Mrs. William J. Finney of Merwin street, although never aspiring to be in ''fashion's swim," is so ill with la grippe as to require the services of a doctor. The mortality during the month of March and thus far into April, has been unprecedented both in this country and throughout Europe. La grippe has had much to do with it. The State Railroad Commissioners | have adjourned the hearing of the ' Parallel" people for two weeks Meantime, Doc Coolidge has taken a I sea voyage to Richmond, hoping to re cuperate his impaired health. This evening, in the rooms of Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company, Chief Engineer Prowitt and the heads of the different companies in the Norwalk fire department will meet to consider several matters pertaining to the welfare of the department in general Clarence, son of George Mills, of Georgetown, died yesterday morning. He hadbeen sick all winter,and had not been expected to live, from day to day, for the last week. The funeral will be attended Sunday afternoon from the Congregational church. Mr. and Mrs. Hanford of South Wil- | ton, were driving past the steam road-roller on West avenue, yesterday, when tiiblr TiurseVooli friglit and rar a«wu Merwin street and collided with a tree | before he could be controlled, but fortunately doing no serious harm. President Harrison left Chattanooga and arrived in Atlanta and had a runa way excitement in getting to the train, in which his carriage collided with that containing Secretary Rusk. It is safe to say had "Uncle Jerry" held the reins there would have been no runaway. Fred. Austin and Frank Saunders were out riding yesterday afternoon i with one of Dann's outfits, when the horse took fright at the steam roller, . and turning short around crushed the fore wheel under the body of the buggy and threw the occupants out, but fortunately doing them no serious injury- Grace Church. The chancel furniture and appointments were received last evening, and rails and desks will be put in position to-day. The church carpets, said to be very neat and pretty, are to be laid Saturday, and everything will be in readiness for the dedicatory services Monday, the 27th inst. Mr. Edward Brennan, organist at St. Mary's R. C. church, is in Washington, D. C., this week on business. Prior to leaving town this afternoon, Madame Constance Howard favored the DAILY GAZETTE with a call. The Baptist society of Christian Endeavor have helcl their semi-annual meeting and elected the following officers for the ensuing six months: President, Howard W. Doty; Vice President, George Meeham; Secretary, Jesse Johnson; Treasurer, Fred Bryant. Ex-Postmaster Golding rejoices in the statement that East Norwalkers, living in his neighborhood, have had just as much light down that way , since the fire at the Electric Light works, as they had before. But what does a man capable of shedding such effulgence as Golding want of electric lights, anyway? "Horry" Dann has just purchased a lot of nine superb Canada horses and among the lot he has secured a famous blooded runner. What in great Caesar's name is he, whb is not a sport,.going to do with a fast running horse, bothers the boys to guess, but those supposed to be in his confidence, tell us he is just going to let "Monsy" see that he can't have the track all to himself when he sails out behind his pair of lightning pacers. The towel sale held at the residence of Mr. C. L. Lockwood on East avenue last evening, under the direction of the "Golden Rule" Circle of the King's Daughters, was quite largely attended and $21 was realized from the sale of towels and also from cake and cream, which were served for a small sum. MissStaab, Miss Fritz and Miss Swords, from South Norwalk, were the vocalists of the evening, while Miss Lemon, from Bridgeport, recited in her . usual most pleasing way, adding greatly to the pleasure of the evening. A very voluble street faker coined a few dollars last evening by the flickering light of a torch, in front of the Norwalk hotel. He prefaced the sale of his goods by accordion music, a gift of sundry sheets of popular song words and a stirring speech, and then gathered in the Norwalk shekels in exchange for handkerchiefs so soft in texture that the public, in the words of the eloquent vendor, need no longer "wipe their noses on dry goods boxes or telegraph poles." ________ Our local barbers report a discouraging condition of the mustache industry among our well-known young gents since the Armory ball. They say they have used unguents, and ointments and stimulants of every kind, while the aspirants for upper lip hirsute adornments have indulged m unlimited social irrigations, and yet for some occult reasons these evidences of manly virility have become so feeble, faded and stunted, that not less than a halt dozen of our nicest young men, in sheer desperation and discouragement, have had their diminutive., struggling, straggling mustaches clean shaven from their unfertile upper lips. Those of our borough barbers who, like "Gus" Franke, have made the human hair a subject of close, scientific study and investigation, express a fear that t.Tiia is an evidence of degeneration and decay in the male branch of the human family and that when a young man's mustache gets so feeble as to be mistaken for a second growth of eye-winkers below the nose, it is a proper cause for tlie most serious apprehension and of course the callow The rumor is current that Mr. William K. Maples is soon to wed an estimable young lady on Prospect Hill. Mr. Frank Bishop has arrived in town, and his family, who are in New York, will reach Norwalk Saturday. Mr. Henry J. Grumman, of Grumman Brothers, started for Washington, D. C., this morning, on a trip combining business with pleasure. The demand for outdoor, day, men laborers, and indoor women workers, is far in excess of the local supply just now. Lt. Matheis if he has done nothing else, has succeeded in thoroughly stirring up the dull monotony of our town with a real, genuine sensation. Victor, the infant son of Charles F. and Idella Mead, of 55 East avenue, died this morning of erysipelas. Funeral private, to-morrow at 10 o clock. Charles N. Betts, one of the oldest residents of Jersey City, died of pneumonia, following an attack of the grip, jr yesterday. He was born in Connecticut, April 19,1#21. A West avenue man claims that his wife is the most ingenious woman in the world. He lias been married 10 years and slie has hid his slippers in a different place every day. Artist Prowitt is doing the papering and wall tinting at the Grace Church Rectory, and Plumber Burritt is generalissimo of all the ' 'modern conveniences," which is a guarantee of first class work. Professor Ferris is in great deinanfl at present. Last evening he played at a swell wedding in the Methodist church, at Tuckahoe, N. Y., and this morning he had charge of the music, at the O'Brien funeral services. The Rev. Dr. I. Newton Stanger, rector of Holy Trinity Episcopal church, Harlem, denies that in inviting clergymen of other denominations to occupy his pulpit during Lent, he lias broken a canon of the church. Engineer Wood states that the water was turned into the new main, the laying of which has just been completed, last evening and in a few hours over a foot rise in the lower reservoir was noted, notwithstanding that the usual draft was being made upon the reservoir. —The Model Barbershop at 41 Wall street has been thoroughly renovated and re-furnished in a most complete manner and is now one of the best appointed Barbershops , in the State. Cleanliness, Efficiency and Strict Attention to Business are leading features at E. Apell's Model Barbershop, 41 Wall street. . "What's in a name?" said ancient Piston. It makes quite a difference certainly. Yesterday an item appeared among the DAILY GAZETTE'S • numerous locals, that Monson Hoyt had purchased the horse Rocket. It is the fast pacer "Victory" he has become the fortunate owner of, a horse that turns the track in '20. Rocket is owned in New Haven and is not nearly so fast as Victory. Our local Jehus may prepare to see some seconds split this summer, when Hoyt's double team gets on the track. ^ _ A Handsome Studio. Photographer Blackman tised to"He cm Main street,' but he isn't there now. Instead of little cramped up quarters, lie has the finest suite of rooms imagi-ilable, nothing could be more convenient. itis opening occurred yesterday, -and callers were greeted most cordially;, and each carried away a souvenir of Ihe call in the shape of a tiny kitten- ]ihotograph scented with sachet pow- 3r, . V.' . The splendid light in the operating- . jom, and the good facilities in dark-looms, etc., will enable Mr. Blackman keep among tfie foremost Of His pro-iipn. A Good Soldier Gone. This morning all that was mortal of ^Michael O'Brien was consigned to its ilast resting place in St. Mary's ceme-jtery, there to await the grand reveille of the resurrection morning. Deceased, who had been a member of Buckingham post, G. A. R., for about five years, was one of the bravest of the brave fellows who went out in the [Twenty-eignth C. V., and his conspicuous gallantry at Fort Pillow will ever |}e borne in mind. r - jj The funeral services were held at 9 ti'clock in St. Mary's church, Rev. leather O'Brien officiating? The fol-jowing members of Buckingham post ^cted as pall-bearers: Commander gliomas Bradley, Past Commander foseph P. Crossman and Comrades %lliam McCormack, A. Cockefur, J. Mnry Hoyt and George W. Raymond ;erment was in St. Mary's cemetery. At the Stationer's. k feast of beauty would be your re-wird if you should step into one of •jirwalk's finest stores just now! ttou would see beautiful goods in blink books, albums, paper and envelops, and a new thing in a flat little rissia-cover dictionary, that can be cairied in any pocket or satchel with- <juj.making the slightest bulk. . - p china ware you will see some gems. A/lovely little cracker or condensed .mlkjar will appeal to your taste, a cup —-ill yrx-n J coiJ if yrtu iave a room furnished in red you will sirely purchase a cup and saucer of a icli shade of that color to put into it. In cards there is a large assortment <E the most tasteful. Unique among iem are a red silk banjo with gold-i strings and white daisies for decora- Ions ; a blue silk guitar with strings of lver ; square hand-painted dinner irds, with gilded edges, and decora-id with a gilded tooth-pick and ribbon, id painted smoking pipes. Col. Bissell's War Record. Col. George P. Bissell, of Hartford, whose sudden death at the Victoria hotel, New York, was reported Saturday, spent his boyhood on a farm near Rochester, N. Y., his native place. He was fond of adventure, and before he was twenty-one years old he had made At Blue Mountain Quarry. A DAILY GAZETTE reporter was out a- a blasting yesterday afternoon, erhaps it would be more correct to y he was in for one. At any rate ie blasting was on hand and the re- >rter was, too. The wind blew damp ,d chilly, but the quarrymen were emingly oblivions of the fact, as they bored in the great ledge of stone, arcely glancing up at the intruder. Contractor John H. Connor greeted e reporter pleasantly and looked, in- :ed, as if he was the modern adapta- >n of that famed man who was "mon-ch of all he surveyed." Great piles crushed stone, some coarse, some ie, some blue and some brown, lay >out in his rocky domain, and scat-red up the mountain-side and on top the ledge were the ten or twelve orkmen. We are going to blast in a moment," ,id the contractor. And sure enough, happened that it was just blasting ne. The reporter and some of the en soon made themselves scarce, the st of the men disappeared in the inkling of an eye. Somebody called to an individual standing a few ds away to get into a box out of the ty, and then bang! went the charge, tere is something grand in this toss-of rock high into the air. A hun-sd wagon-loads of stono cast down i ledge! How the pieces flew! The :n stood in the road a few rods away, d never moved a muscle when the ips—any one of which would have rried death if it had struck a person— two trips around the world as a sailor ne raininDg down around them. In He then became clerk of the Hart* noment these quarrymen, inured to ford bank, and shortly afterwards tiger, were all in their places again, cashier of the Farmers' and Mechanics' if blasting were the most harmless bank of that city. In 1854, with Calvin a common thing in the world. The Day and A. S. Robinson, he started the )orter picked up a missile which had firm of George P. Bissell & Co. His only partner during the last fourteen years was A. A. Olmstead. The Halt ford Post says: Among his associates in the Twenty-fifth regiment was Major Thomas Mc lick close by his feet, mentally Iged it as weighing about half a ind and carried it off with him as a ninder of what would have been his e had it hit his head. fifth — : • surviving field office^0 Gen° McManuf According to the Bridgeport papers, says of him that he was the kindest offi ire will be a number of 2:20 horses m cer°to hisTmen that he ever saw. H< loaned money to the officers and mei i when they were in financial straits ttaa"kkiinii"<-r ttlhiGeiirr wwoorrcdi aliss nhiiss sstejic-uunruit^yy;, and w to-day there is over $10,000 owing tan .n. Nathaniel Wheeler has further in-from this source alone. . and alarm, aim u, ^ , He was very successful in brines driving club of that city this sea- . The club expects to hold its first leting about the middle of May. The ged his taste for speed by purchas- ; the New Jersey horse, Class Lead-wliich can go a 2:20 clip. Lieut. Matheis' Hearing Takes! .:Place Behind Closed Doors. The Press Shut Out, but Other Disinterested (?) Persons Allowed ' Inside. The Court of Inquiry met to hear the testimony of Inspector of Rifle Practice Finn shortly: after our report closed yesterday. The court heard the testimony behind closed doors, and refused to admit press reporters, for the reason as stated, that they did not desire the testimony published before they had made their report. But while the press was shut out, other parties, •conveniently supposed to be disinterested, were admitted, notwithstanding the fact that one of these parties is reported to be an aspirant for higher military honors, ari'd at the time of the recent election of captain is accused of having made strenuous efforts to defeat a prominent candidate, who he supposed was opposed to his advancement. While the representatives of the press were barred out the wide-awake DAILY GAZETTE is able to present to the public a full report of the testimony as taken. Cai>t. Finn was the first witness, and stated that he was present at the shooting of Co. F, but did not keep score. He did not hear any orders from Lieut. Matheis to mark up the scores of the shooters. That while he had mislaid the report sent in by Lieut. Matheis, he had examined his score made on that day and compared it with those for several years and found it was below the average of several of them. After Capt. Finn's testimony, the Court adjourned until 5:20, to allow Mr. Hurlbutt, who had been employed by Lieut. Matheis, to arrive from Bridgeport. When the court re-convened Serg't. Latson, who had first made the charges, was placed on the stand and testified that before going to the shoot Lieut. Matheis had openly told him, in hearing of several others, that tt-ljadgoyr-no matter what score they made. On the day of the shoot Lieut. Matheis detailed ln'm to go to the 500-yard range, and before going the Lieutenant called him one side and told both him and Rile that he would shoot first, Lieut. Aiken second, and Corp. Hunt third, and for him to be sure and mark the score of the first three men up; that he would signal him with his handkerchief when the scores Avere to be marked up, and when he did not signal the actual score made was to be counted. They proceeded to the butts and ran out the target. The first man who shot scored 10, and we marked him up to 20; the second man scored 13 and hit the butt three times, but we marked him 21; the third man scored 4, and we gave him 19. Could not distinguish who were shooting at the 500-yard range, and did not know why Matheis wanted certain men marked up. He identified the target as the one used on that occasion and the lead pencil holes in it were made by him, but when there were not enough holes to score up the first three men, Rile made them at random. The reason he told of the fraudulent marking was because his conscience pricked him, and not because of any previous difficulty with Matheis. When cross-examined he denied going to the DAILY GAZETTE office alone and reporting his accusations against Matheis, then returning with Capt Rose and making a further statement, previous to giving his story to Mr. Maples of the Hour. Vincent Honnecker testified that, while ;he Avas not at the shooting, he heard Lieutenant Matheis say that he would see that every man received a badge who attended the shoot. Latson had related to him his story of what had taken place, but he had never mentioned it. . As the court did not adjourn until a late hour last night, the DAILY GAZETTE cannot give the remainder of the voluminous but interesting testimo ny, be fore to-morrow. If any one should observe that Will "Chi" has yielded to the latest fad of the undeveloped youths of the town, and had his luxuriant mustache shaved off, it is not to be inferred that he did it on any sudden impulse of vexation, as the others did, because he could not make the sparse settlers on his upper lip grow to visible luxuriance, for he did it for another and entirely different purpose. He had gotten tired of being mistaken for Dann's driving jockey, perched up behind a dummy horse, with a mustache so heavy it can't open its mouth. Letters received from Harry Hanford report him as very greatly improved in health and exceedingly anxious to return home , and assist his brother, Robert, at Floral hall. He will probably leave North Carolina early in May. Specially Wired :to Thfe/!Noi,plk . - }V;:r,aDaily Gazette. ' '"The Merandle Case. ^ ^ "'NEAV HAATUN, April 16. —The trial d|f the "Woodbury selectmen, who aro charged with causing the death bf Mrs. Merandle, was again resumed, ^his inorningi It is probable that g&Jo. the jury tb-day. 8v ' « w ' '"'1 Want to Resume Work. ;'r ' NEW HAVEN, April 16.—In response to a notice issued by the managers of the New Haven Rolling mill about ,100 of the striking Avorkmen met at thefciill this morning to discuss the situation. Most of the strikers are anxious to return to work and it is very likely that amicable arrangements Avill be made. This morning's conference Avas informal, and officials of the mill stated that no definite action was taken,' the conference lasting only a short time. . Coroner's Inquiry. NEAV HAVEN, April 16.—To-day Coroner Mix Avill begin to investigate the death of Miss Gallagher, Ayho lost her life on Tuesday in an elevator accident at C. Cowles & Co.'s factory on Water street. It will be remembered that the woman's dress became caught in the running apparatus in the elevator and she Avas drawn over the edge and crushed to death. There is a rumor that death was caused by carelessness more than anything else, and if this is proven to be so it is likely that a case may be brought against the OAvners of the elevator for not having the proper safeguard on the lift. A number of witnesses will be examined this morning at his office, and it is not probable that he will be able to render a decision before the end of the Aveek or the first of next week. Got Seven Years. ROCKVILLE, April 16.—In the superior court at Tolland, .yesterday after-lijopn,,, Guy J. BrBAvsters,. oJL was sentenced to seven years in state prison for burning the barn of his uncle, Harry BreAvsters. The loss by the fire was $2,000. The accused set up insanity as a defense. Arrested in Male Attire. CHICACO, 111., April 16:—Cora Coup-land, a pretty young woman, was ar rested in this city last evening for being clad in male attire. The arrest revealed an interesting story. Nine months ago Charles Coupland left his home at Norwalk, Mass., and went to Metropolis, 111., later he married Cora Shipman, of that town. Soon after the marriage the mill shut down leaving Coupland. and his Avife without money. She cll'essed up as a man and with her husband came to this city to look for Work. A number of persons, who have become interested in the case, have promised to obtain work for the husband, and- Mrs. Coupland Avas released. Y. M. C. A. Athletic Contest. The gymnasium committee at a meeting held last night decided to close this year's work in the gymnasium with an - indoor athletic contest among the members on Wednesday evening, April 29th, in the gymnasium. The list of events comprise the following : Dumb-bell race, high vault, running high kick, dip and pull up, standing high kick, standing broad jump, standing high jump, running high jump and high dive. First and second prize badges Avill be given the winners in each event and for the two brightest all round scores at the end of the contest solid gold and silver medals ; appropriately engraved will be awarded. The committee will spend considerable money to make this contest a success and it is hoped that many of the members will enter. The contest is open to all full members of the association and the entries will close on Saturday, April 25th. All desiring to enter any or all of these events should procure a blank of the general secretary and fill it out at once. GOLD WATCH VOTE. Following is. the score, to date, of the balloting in the contest for the Gold Watch, to be presented by the DAILY GAZETTE to the most populsft working girl in the town of Norwalk. Maggie Cavaiiaiigh, 11. & G. shop, 10,510. Maggie McCauley, E. & G. shop, 9,5oo Eose Flynn, Yolks' ljat shop, Maud Nisbett, T. Cousins' factory, May Brotherton, Union Mfg. Co., o „ Lilly Hendricks, Hutchinson, Coif & Co. Hannah P Clune. " ' Mary J. Clarity, Union Mfg. Co., ? Maud Hyatt, Union Mfg. Co., Florence DeForest, Telephone office, Nellie Piatt, Dennis & Blanchard, Minnie Eosenaw. " Lizzie Kelley, Dunning & Stevens, Jennie Bates, Nickerson & Betts, Jorgina Petetson, George Ward Selleck s Clara Graham, Dr. W. H .Baldwin s, Lulu Hammer, Co-operative hat shop, Sarah Dibble, C. S. Trowbridge, Eugenia Wakeman. Weed's shoe shop, Ada Scam, N. L. Co., Delia E. Taylor, E.& G. shop, „ , , ^ 10,107 10,377 2,654. 1,549 39 523: f 616 •687 65 204 506 175 756 614 201 49 4!f • 27 - 38 <
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