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fwrf - Ti a '* "T TT "Ikv. X Jr^i-k^y $ •" A ^TSp ^ \ ^ x * i *V • _- 51' f.--i rtft""- !*' -t*-1* j 'y; '';-<>••< , '• * ' Vol. VI. Whole No. 1455 Arthur William Libby Arrested J, Jor Mistreating His Wife. '" His Neighbors Testify Against Him. /C;<f " '*• — "< ", Offiaer Morehouse last night arrested . Arthur William Libby, an insurance I agent, ;on the charge of assaulting his wife and drunkenness. When arrested B Libby was found In Fahan's saloon on % Main street. He was locked up over ?!. night, and this morning when the case was heard before Judge Frost, the testimony went to show that the prisoner had abused h's wife in a most shameful manner. v • Mrs. Libby, the wife of the accused, a handsome but delicate looking little Englishwoman, first took the stand, and testified reluctantly against her :5 husband. She said he was drinking all of the time and was constantly drunk. Her testimony was to the effect that her husband had been most brutal in his treatment to her, and that for the past five months had failed to properly support his family. Her^Jtf#?,,.Miss Mary J. Bell, of Bridgeport, corroborated her testimony, ~ ?;.v'V . e The neighbors of Libby on Grand street, testified as to his running his wife and sister out of the house last night and to other drunken acts, which they said were of frequent occurence.: Libby in his own defense denied that he had assaulted his wife and attempted to lay all the blame of his family troubles at the door of his sister-in-law Miss Bell. He desired time in which to secure witnesses and Judge Frost adjourned the case until 4:30 o'clock this afternoon and placed him under$100 bonds to. appear at that time. Democratic Primaries. •*• A meeting of the Democratic electors of the Second district primaries was held at the glass store of R. E. Gold-schmidt on Water street, last evening, and the following delegates to. the Town and City conventions were eleected: Town—O. E. Wilson, Summerfield Tooker, IJenry W. Gregory, James W. Storey and Charles Finch. City—Frank Street Bernard Tully, O. E. Wileon, J. D. Jennings and J. W. Storey. ; In the third district primary which was held last*evening at the store of E. J. Finnegan on Main street, the"slate" was knocked into smithereens, and it turned out to be a lively meeting. The delegates elected were: Town—John F. Kilboy, Charles Murray, Jr., John Fritz and John T. Shee-han. City—F. A. Honnecker, E. J. Kilboy, Charles A. Burr and John Fritz. ^ Old Maids' Club. What is known as the Old Maid's club inter tain ed a number of their gentlemen friends at the home of Edward J. Scofield, No. 84 Harbor avenue, last evening There were fifty present, the sexes being about evenly divided. They engaged in prudish parlor games, eojoyed a fine collation and went home happy. To watch awkward bach-eloi and bashful th*k.kus m ihe games of "Copenhagen" and "post office" was enough to make children weep, remarked a benedict who was permitted to take part in the festivities as a - "looker on." J :- Town Meeting. v The annual town meeting will be held at the Town House on Monday, October 5th, for the purpose of electing town officers, to act on the petition for the abolishment of school district*, land to vote on the license question. A vote "yes" will count 88 for consolidation of the school districts and "no" as opposed to such proposition. The same will follow in the license part of the call. ' i • % • Red Men. Mr. George W. Love joy of Bridgeport is in town, and proposes instituting a lodge of Independent order of Red Men in this city. He seems to be thoroughly in earnest and has confidence of securing at least one hundred charter members. The order is acknowledged to be a good one and one that now occupies a prominent position among the social -fraternities of the TJnited States. 3-K^ ft ^ \ Our Public Library. " ' < The Readers' Cards have already grown to rising five hundred in num- |«J!-ber, proving the wisdom of the citv's action in making it so invitingly acceptable to the general public. II- "^11 1—***— —; »«* fe-.&w. Straws. .. It is said' that a poll of the Hour office on the license question .shp\rp, yes* 14; no, >J ' 1 ' AVERTS A BLAZE. Norwalk, Conn-, Saturday Erenttg, September 26, 1896. '1 f! 1 " "1•;?1 JEWELS RECOVERED, HERE AND THERL Price One Cent A Former Clerk at the Norwalk Hotel Puts Out a Fire at the Hotel Garde. The New Haven Palladum prints the following in reference to William J. Donnelly who at one time was a clerk at the Norwalk Hotel, and who is well known here: & A citizen passing through Meadow street about midnight last night saw smoke coming out of one of the windows of the third floor of Hotel Garde. Clerk W. J. Donnelly was on duty at the time in the office of the hotel and he was notified. Donnelly went upstairs and looking over the transom of room 74 found the bed clothing in flames. The room had been taken by Henry F. Philbrink, a commercial man hailing from New York. The guest was not in the room at the time. Donnelly kicked the floor in and put the fire out with the use of an extinguisher. The damage to property was small. The fire waa evidently caused by the carelessness of the guest in lighting a match before leaving the room. Only few of the guests were aware of the fact that there was a fire in the hotel and there was no excitement. The prompt action of the night clerk undoubtedly prevented what might have been a serious fire infcthe hotel. The W. C. T. U. Convention. The semi-annual convention of the Fairfield county W. C. T. U. was held yesterday morning and afternoon at the South "Congregational church, Bridgeport. Ten societies were represented. The officers present were Mrs. C. H. Barnuia of Danbury, president; Miss Grace Ourtiss of Stepney, secretary; and the following superintendents of departments: Mrs. E. A. B. Hunger-ford of Sherman, Mrs. Hary Hubbard of Greenwich, Mrs. Annie Waters of South Bethel, and Mrs. H. O. Lund, Mrs. C. H. Fitzgerald, Mrs. A. W. Piatt and Mrs. Helen Penfield of Bridgeport. The address of welcome was made by Mrs. Fitzgerald, on behalf of the •Bridgeport union.- Papers were read y Blrs. W. W. Andrews of Stamford, Mrs. McKenzie of Bridgeport, Miss S. S. Hampton, of Bridgeport and Miss Mary Hubbell of Greenwich, Yery little business of importance was transacted. The regular semiannual reports were read and accepted. They were uniformly satisfactory. It was decided to hold the next meeting at South Norwalk, March 25, 1897. Recent Arrivals. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. George A. Smith of East Norwalk, last night. The little fellow put in his first appearance at the home of his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin J. Beer?, corner of Merwin street and Harbor avenue, this city. Mr. and Mrs. James Toner of the Dry Hill road welcomed another boy last night, the seventh that has come to cheer them up as old age comes creeping on. Miss Baird's School. Miss Baird's fall term opened this week with an extraordinarily large number of pupils, considering the stringency of the times. She has about thirty young lady boarders beside her large school of day scholars. Norwalk's private schools are institutions that every citizen may well feel proud of and their material and business benefit to our town, can scarcely be overestimated. .I.'.,.,,.. ... At Smith's Island. Patent Commissioner Seymour's short and exceedingly hositable and enjoyable vacation sojourn on Smith's Island is to terminate on Wednesday, when he again removes his family to Washington for their winter residence and Mr. Seymour resumes his arduous duties as Patent office chief. , Connecticut L. A. W. The regular quarterly meeting of the board of officers of the Connecticut Division, L, A. W., will be held Wednesday evening, Sept. 30, at the rooms of the Hartford Wheel club. Nominations for division officers for the ensuing year will be made and a volume of other business transacted. ; "Charley" Sniffen Insane. ^ • Charles Sniffen of Danbury has been committed to the asylum for the insane at Middletown. Charley at one time conducted the Norwalk Hotel cafe. He was a hat curler by trade and worked for a time at South Norwalk. He was popular with all who knew him. Pensions. ' ^ H Connecticut pensions: Increase — Oryille Sprague, Brook field. Original widows'—Mary J. Will cox, Lime Rock. Mrs. Hotchkiss Secures Her Diamonds in New York. 7 Those Left in Boston Still There. After making a '.full confession to Attorney E. M. Lockwood yesterday, young Chriries Thompson was placed under the bond of W. C. Jessup and accompanied the latter to New York whei^e'tha diamond studs and one earring was". recovered from the pawni broker with^whom Thompson had pledged them.'Theear-ring had been made into a.ring before being pawned. Mr. Jessup after securing the dia-mdhdf", returned to this city last evening and turned Thompson over to Officer iJMorehouse, who locked him up. at the station house until his hearing takes place at 4 o'clock this afternoon. The diamond brooch and tb e other ear-ring pawned by Thompson in. Boston will be secured later. The prisoner stated that he had sold the pawn ticket 'for the brooch to a colored man in. Boston, "but as he is known the property will no doubt be recovered. - ^ Questions to be Considered. " ; 0 • Inivoting on the question of, lioense at the coming October election, it might be well for the voter to consider t h e s e i m p o r t a n t q u e s t i o n s : / v i • ' " If no license is voted, how. many mills more will be added to the already burdensome town tax, to make up the loss of revenue, derived by the,.town from license? • ' 5 i v c . - If no license is voted, how much of this extra tax will be paid by those gentlemen who are at the hfcad of the no license movement? If no license is voted, how many vacant stores will be for rent in Norwalk? If no license ia voted, how many thousands of dollars invested in business will be lost ? : .i 5 If no lioiense 'i8 *voted, how much money will be, spent in license towns which would remain here if license was in vogue? If no license i§ voted, will the, illegal sale of liquor now going on daily by men without license, be stopped any more than at present? . If no license is voted, will it stop the sale of liquor in Norwalk ? ^ If no license is voted, how many clubs will be formed where liquor can be obtained. , If no license is voted, will the stagnation of business be relieved or will it become worse? .*** An Enjoyable Entertaiment. Mrs. Sarah Belden entertained the Ministering and Kind Word Circle of Kings Daughters, at her home on the Green yesterday afternoon. The following programme was rendered by the Kind Word Circle: Fairy Chorus— ^ Prayer— Reading—Twenty-third Psalm Recitation—Kathie Hunter. Solo—Hattie Parker. Recitation—Eloise Byington. .j Piano Solo—Florence Baldwin. " : ^ Solo—Maude Keeler. ' ' Recitation—Emma McNorton. Solo—Hattie Parker. Recitation—Emma Quintard. : * Piano Solo—Maude Keeler. , ,^ ; Recitation—Edith Foster. : ^ | Chorus— > ' Reciation—Clara Hendricsori. During the afternoon refreshments were served and a social hour enjoyed. They Don't Agree. Divorce papers have been served on Charles M. LA Rue, a Danbury jeweler. Mrs. La Rue wants $10,000 alimony, the custody of two minor children and her name changed to Jennie Millspaugh. In the short calendar session of the Superior court at Danbury, yesterday, Margaret Buckley of Middle River was granted a divorce from William Buckley of Danbury on the ground of desertion. They were married in 1891. Mary E. Bailey was granted a divorce from Anson W. Bailey on the grounds of habitual intemperance. They had been married fifty-one years. The court also gave a decree of divorce to Thamer J. Kemfer, of Norwalk, from her husband, Burton M. Kemfer, on the ground of desertion. \ Col. Osborne, of the New Haven Register, Tells Why Yale Students Downed Him,, nual entertainments, is to be this year in many of its attractive features, far ahead of any of its predecessors, particularly in the presentation of rare musical talent. —Advertise in the GAZETTB. M.-.. . - Col. if.'G. Osborn, editor of the New' Haveh Register, in a letter to the New York Herald to-day, makes the statement- regarding the interruption of Candidate:Bryan in that city if nrr. "Yale.graduates and the townspeople alike regret that anything happened which in any Way interfered with the delivery of the "Boy Orator V' speecb, butjUl aeree that Bryan was alone to blame, and that be was, indeed, fortunate; to escape as easily, as. he did, considering the nature of that part ;of his speech directed to the students and t h e i r p a r e n t s . . v h ; j ''Mr.Bryan himself was more responsible than any one else for his ]3aHial failure to receive a cordial hearing. Froqa the first his speech and his manner were offensive. "A-t no time after the first few minutes (waS it possible for him to make himself heard. The truth is that he was laced by an unsympathetic crowd. He realized the fact, and withdrew from the iin<?qual contest a beaten and ^>af- -fled-ppgl . . , f "Ip ^tiring he cheaply threw the blame from his own shoulderp, where it belonged, to the shoulders of the students of Yale, where it did not be- Miss'Amelia C. Williams of Cannon __ street hi s returned from an extended long. Mr. Bryan's reception when he* TjSit with friends in Albany, N. Y. arrived at the speakers' platform was neither hearty nor sincere, the immense oon8*8^n£ largely of wage earners, |who "yvere attracted by a natural curiosity Jib hear the wonderful boy orator." "The students present, in the spirit of deviltry which Chauncey M. Depew and other notables on and off stage have had.to face more than once, opened the meeting with pres-stent cheers for Mc- Kinley, while the _res« of the crowd were shouting in adesultory ,sort. of way. _ "When general quite had been secured, which had been further disturbed by a military demonstration in another part of the green, Mr. Bryan began his speech^ more vexed by the hostility of his audience than irritated by the boyish impudence of the stu-dents. > r :f "I do not defend the students for their discourteous interference,' though it is a fact that a resounding counteracting cheer from the crowd wouldJ have silenced them at any time. , i.ptofouhd-ly wish, for, the.sake of Yale and New Haven, that the incident not happened, for the right of freaPn?eech should be respected at all times." Justus F. Hoyt. Justus F. Hoyt, aged 70 yearp, 10 months and 29 days, who died at Win-nipauk, in Norwalk, where he resided for many years, was buried in our beautifui Lake View cemetery, Tuesday afternoon, with Masonic honors. In his death has passed away another of the prominent sons of old New Canaan. He was born in the old house, by the old mill in Millport, near by his quiet resting place. He was a son of Justus Hoyt renowned as the honest as well arf "blind miller." The old mill, and the old homestead, during the earlier years of his life was one of the most prominent and important places in the town. He was educated in the schools of the town. His education at the hands of Charles Carter being far more complete and practical than our schools at the present time. * As his father's assistant in the old grist mill, which for many years furnished the flour and meal for this and surrounding to^ns, he acquired the trade of a miller. With his brother-in-law, Lewis S. Olmstead, he continued the business for many years as a partner, and afterwards as principal, until the business of milling became unprofitable, and he was forced by the revolution of the "new times," when our iar-mers bought grain instead of raising it, out of business. He married Harriet Keeler, daughter Of John Keeler, of East avenue, by whom he had six children, five of whom three sons and two daughters, survive-lie was a member of Harmony Lodge, F. & A. M, He held many offices in the Lodge, including the Master's chair, with credit to himself and honor to the fraternity. He held many town offices and represented the town in the State Legislature in 1875. In all positions of private and publio life he was .noted for his strictly honest intentions and upright charaoter. He now lies at rest near the place of his birth, and his A Grand Concert. The annual grand concert to be given , ,, - . .. at the First Congregational church next memory will be cherished by his family, i ' . .. j nuA^niiAn NAW I <ft.f1AA.Tl month and which has become such friends and brethren.—New Canaan r.—- - delightful feature of that society's an- Messenger. ^ } '< ii Ring Around the Moon. kifiI A mammoth ring encircled the moon at 2 o'clock this morning. It was so clear and well defined that people who were out at that hour had their atten* tion attracted to the display. An Epitome of Happenings of of Interest to the Public. ; :tl t'oi Garnered With Scissors and Pencil., To-morrow will be Parish Sunday at Grace church. ; - -y ^ j > The Norwalk hotel is being fitted with a new suit of a grayish shade of color. _ • ; ; The Social club met at Winnipauk last night, and'held a teipaichorean festival. ; ; •, : , It was Jamee, not Richard Burke; who met. the enemy in New York and was routed, j ^ l. v ' s % • '< 1^' T I ' You should see to it that your name appears on the registry list on or before the 30th. , i,,ut j, —Fine Orient tandem for renting at the Orient Palace, 12 North Main street, South Norwalk. 4t James Smith met a terrible death yesterday in a New York wood yard, by falling across his circular saw. The schooner, '"Eagle" of Bangor/ Me., is expected here with a load of lumber to-day, ' i> The Adelphi quartette will sing at a temperance meeting to be held in National hail, Westport, to-morrow night. : William Hanlon of the firm of Han- Ion Bros, has returned from a successful bnsiness trip in the Connecticut valley. ' . . •• : Secret service agents arrested James R, Guffin and Joseph H. Casey, street car conductors in Brooklyn, on the charge of passing counterfeit money. - There will be a shoot at the Naro-make Gun club range at Gregory's Point, this afternoon, provided there is not too much moisture in the atmosphere. —The best of meats at the faires* of prices can be found at Gregory's Vail s t r e e t m a r k e t . • . / , • ; • Taft Brothers are meeting with such excellent success at their Greenpoint store that they have decided to move into more commodious quarters. ; The Golden Rule Circle, K. D. of the First Congregational church will give an "Autumn Trolley Ride" next Thursday afternoon for themselves and their friends. ' • • A letter arrived yesterday at tbe Mat-tea wan poet office that was mailed at Pine Plainp, forty miles only from Mat-teawan, Nov. 16, 1879, or seventeen years ago. " Messrs. Banker & Northrop of Main street.are experimenting in the culture of potatoes. They have a specimen plant growing through a rupture in the sidewalk in front of their store. The office of Gardner & Mitchell in the Hadden building is being "fixed up" in an artstic manner by the use of pigments which are being 'attractively placed by Painter Chauncey Piatt. , —Wheels rented and repaired. H. A. Saunders, 12 North Main street, South Norwalk. 4t An employee at the Norwalk Mills says that "whoever wrote the sensational articles that appeared in local dailies, yesterday, in reference to an acoident at the mills in taking out a wheel, must have had wheels in their head, as the whole thing was a fake " Commodore Francis Burritt agani distinguished himself, yesterday, as a bass fisherman. He hooked twenty-seven striped bass of an aggregate weight of eighty-five pounds. What the Commodore don't know about catching bass is not worth the learning. Workmen are busily engaged in demolishing portions of the Hanlon and Allen buildings at the foot of Mill Hill to make way for tbe widening of Eaet Wall street. Some of the timbers ai • that hard a saw will not cut through them. The buildings are older than the oldest citizen in town Truckman Gehebe was seen on the street yesterday with a ba* of money. "I'm neither a gold or silver man, today" quoth Charley, "pennies are good enough for me." He then explained that one of his customers in paying him a bill for trucking had given him ten dollars in pennies. "1 wish I had a barrel of them" Baid Chailey as he walked away. •a m ~ DONT MISS THEM.;;5 ^ • ' ; :' The Latest Ads. Received Before Going to Press. By the People and For the People. HOST. t T$j( • % %s >.}! X. OST—Bank book No 4750 on the Norwslk A Savinsrs Society and Bank boob No. 846 on,the Fsirfield County Savings Bank. Finder ' will kindly leave them at their respective ,/ banks. e26 06, I • FOUND. TTIOUND—A revolver, which owner can nave Jj by calling at this office, proving property and paying charges. s23tf XOR8A.J.1S. •'liiOB SAXiE—;A second-hand Columbia hi- • JQ .cycle, Price, $15; Can be seen at this J- office. TjftQTC SAIJE—Bicycles, guaranteed $75 1896 JL! model?, seamless steel tubing, drop forged steel connections, choice of tires. $39.55 at COUTH NORWALK HABDWABE CO. j25 tf , • \A FOR SAM!—Benedict. Norwalk, newsdealer, is selling an excellent Fouutain Pen and Holder for 25c. Call and see it. jl2tf If ANT EH. WANTED—A girl for general housework in a small family. Apply at this office. slOtf — Two gentlemen boarders. Good table board, and homelike surroundings, Apply 89 Belden avenue. s233t WANTED—A girl for general housework -• a 800<1 laundress. Apply to mrs. S. YV. Byington, 9 Isaacs Place. [Down stairs bell.] • • WANTED—Captam Oliver S. Clark, 27 Merwin street, will take out parties for sailing or fishing cruises in his yacht "Three Brothers. Call or drop a postal as above if his services are desired. aiotf T° ® ENT—Cottage corner Chapel street and Harbor avenue. Enquire P. H Dwyer, s263t NOTICE. REPUBLICAN TOWN CAUCUS n The Republican f lectors of the First and Third voting districts of Norwalk, will meet in the Town House, Tuesday evening, September 29tb, 1896, at 8 o'clock, to nominate candidates for Town officers. By order. ^ TOWN COMMITTEE.'. Norwalk, Sept. 25th, 1896. NOTICE. REPUBLICAN CITY CAUCUS. •i- ~~}f i tf" The Bepnblican electors of the. city of Norwalk are hereby notified and warned to meet in caucus at the Town House, on Monday evening, September 23th, at 8 o'clock, for the purpose of nominating candidates for city officers. JOHN H. WADE, City Committee- Norwalk, Sept. 25, 1896. NORWALK OPERA HOUSE, F. W. MITCHELL, MANAGER. One Solid Week Commencing Monday, Sept. 28. BRIGGS' BIG COMEDY CO. Challenge Band and, Premium Orchestra headed by MINNIE SEWARD, and the strongest dramatic company on the road at Popular Prices:—10, 20 and 30 cents. ,v;/j 4 -.K • 'f '• " Seats now on sala at Weed's and Tom- \ ' m linson's. " , As DISTRICT of Norwalk. ss. Probate Court ^.•vtember 26th, A. D., 1896. Jfistati of JAMES BYBNES, late of Norwalk, 3w in said District, deceased. I'lie conrt of Probate for the District of ; A Nor*alk hath limited and allowed six months from the date hereof for the Creditors of said Estate to exhibit their claims for settlement. •£% Those who neglect to present their accounts properly attested, within said time, will be de- ; barrel, a recovery. All persons indebted to Mi said Estate are requested to make immediate : - payment to , w« BK1DGET BYRNES, ;; •/- Executrix. ^ • 1 \ISTRICT of Norwalk, ss. Probate Court II, September 35th, A. D., I8t?6. "Estate of SAMUEL B. 8. BISSELL, late of Norwalk* in said District, deceased. • / v,-' Ordered. That the trustee under the will 91 said deceased exhibit his account of his said trust to this Court for adjustment, at the Pro- * bate office in Norwalk on the 6tn day of October, 1896, at 10 o'clock forenoon; anfl that all persons interested insaid eptate.may be no.- notifled thereof, the said trustee will cause this order to be published in a newspaper having a circulation in said distncN and post gjjgg j j a copy thereof on tha sign pos t in said Norwalk ^ nearest the place where ^the deceased last dwelt, at least ten days before said 6th day of October, 1896'A?A B WOOD WARD, Jndge.ife, pi Piano Lessons, HyTBS. GEORGE W. BRADLEY, (daughter IV1 of the late Wa, R. Nash,) eives effioent aud satisfactory instructions on the ^Piane at Uerhome No. 193 Main nreet, . _ _ _
|Title||Evening gazette, 1896-09-26|
|Uniform Title||Evening gazette (Norwalk, Conn.)|
|Subject||Norwalk (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Daily; Weekly eds.: Norwalk weekly gazette, and: Norwalk gazette (norwalk, Conn.: 1896).|
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|Relation||Preceding Title: Norwalk daily gazette; Related Title: Norwalk weekly gazette; Norwalk gazette (Norwalk, Conn.: 1896).|
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Arthur William Libby Arrested
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