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mm ..wu^-wpppp -r - T • 78^- T" T7 THE ONLY EIGHT-PAGE ONE-CENT DAILY IN THE OiORWALKS. Vol. TI. Whole No. 1477 mi < - < \~ $m Norwalt, Conn., Wednesday Evening, October 28, 1896. Price One Cent FOUND DEAD IN BED. William H. Seymour Dies from What the Coroner Pronounces to be Apoplexy. Had Worked in Norwalk Over 50 Years. Norwalk people were greatly surprised at an early hour this morning to learn of the sadden death of William H. Seymour at his home, corner of Main and West Main streets. The deceased was a tinsmith by trade and was employed by F. J. Curtis & Co. He was at work yesterday and left for home last evening in apparently his usual health. Beaching home he ate his supper and sat talking with his family for a while after which he retired, but making no complaint of feeling ill. This morning his wife arose as is her custom, at an early hour, and prepared breakfast. As Mr. Seymour did not come down stairs Mrs. Seymour went to the room and found her husband as supposed, asleep. This surprised her and she stepped to the bed and tried to arouse him and was horrified to find that he was dead. Other members of the family were aroused and Dr. S. H. Huntington was summoned who quickly saw that the man was beyond all human aid and expressed it as his opinion that he had been dead for an hour or more. JH&roner Burke was summoned and 'lr a verdict of death from r earner ed apoplexy. The deceased leaves a wife and one flOn, and was in the 80th year of his age. He was born in Meriden where he learned the trade of a tinsmith, a&l came from that place to Norwalk ifi* 1845 to'meet "Lock" Hyatt and go with liim to Washington, N. C. He met Hyatt at the tin store of S. & L. Curtis, but for some reason did not go south, James Collins, then an apprentice at Curtis' going in his stead. He then engaged to work foT the Curtises and has remained in the employ of the firm ever since, and during its several changes, with the exception ,<of about three months in 1848 when he "Was at work for Lockwood & Haight, thus making an almost continuous employment with one concern for oyer fifty years. Mr. Seymour was a member of Our Brothers' Lodge. He never sought publio office and never allowed offices ^to be forced upon him. In his demise the town of Norwalk loses an old and respected citizen. It is remarked that on the day of his arrival in town there was general training on a large vacant lot now covered by the Wheeler straw factory and scores of dwellings. Connecticut Pensions. Original—Louis Gekle, Jewett City. Additional—Charles E. James, Dan-bury. Increase—James E. Ford, Mil-ford. Original widows' etc.—Susan Cains, Stafford Springs, Caroline Thompson, Danbury. Old Norwaik's Ohio Dauber. A special despatch from Capton to to-day's New York Herald, says that " New England and Norwalk, the new England of the Western reserve, gave the keynote to the day's demonstration, and the women of the picturesque little transplanted Connecticut city in Northern Ohio, and the members of a Boston newspaper's excursion from a half dozen New England States, divided the honors of the day. : There have been many delegations exclusively of women here this summer, but it remained for the Ladies' McKin-ley club, of Norwalk, to set an example of earnestness of purpose and intensity of zeal, that has not been exceeded here." Norwalk, Ohio, is a thrifty and stal. wart daughter of our own venerable, beautiful and much beloved, Norwalk, Connecticut. Marty Maione. Manager Mitchell has secured an engagement for one night only at the Opera House of the well-known author-actor, Edward Harrigan, who will appear on Tuesday evening next in his latest success, "Marty Maione." There will be new and catchy music by Dave Braham. The election returns will be - announced from the stage. The show i8 one of the greatest attractions on the road. _ •; Miss Mosher to Marry. Miss Ida Mosher, formerly of Norwalk, will be married to-morrow afternoon at her home in Brooklyn, to J. Jordan Courser. Clarence Slau3on will ' act as best man and Miss Anna Burr swill be maid of honor. A WISE ELECTION. Attorney J. Belden Hurlbutt Nominated as a Candidate 1 to General Assembly. Accepts the Honor in a Neat Speech. One of the best attended and most enthusiastic Republican caucuses ever held in this city was the one at Grand Army hall last night called for the purpose of nominating a candidate for representative to the General Assembly and for Justices of the Peace. Francis Leonard wa^ chosen chairman and Dr. W» F. Acton secretary. Attorney Joseph A. Gray made a motion that when the balloting commenced that each voter deposit his ballot on the table in front of the chairman. The motion was lost. Messrs. William A. Curtie, Joseph A. Carier, W. G. LeCount, W. K. Maples and Charles Eversley Curtis were appointed tellers. % Attorney E. M. Lockwood in a happy and complimentary speech presented the name of J. Belden Hurlbutt as a man who would ably represent the town of Norwalk in the Connecticut legislature and that local interests would find in him a warm champion. Other gentlemen placed in nomination were George 3. Bell and James W. Maples. An informal ballot was then ordered and while it was being taken the chair announced that the Buckingham Post, G. A. R. had profferred the use of their hall for the purpose of receiving election returns on Tuesday night next, and would be content with whatever collection of money might be taken up at the time as pay for the same. Mr. A. H. Byington moved that a vote of thanks be tendered to the Post, and added that he hoped the collection would be a liberal one as the money would be added to the fund that is used for the benefit of needy soldiers. Tke tellers then annonnced the following result: ' Whote numbCT bf votes, 373; * J. Belden Hurlbutt, 256 George S. Bell, 85 JameB W. Maples 32 On motion of James W. Maples the ballot was made formal and Mr. Hurl-butt's nomination was declared unanimous by acclamation. On motion of Bradley S. Keith the chair appointed a committee of five to present the names of six persons for the office of Justice of the Peace. There were loud calls for the nominee, J. Belden Hurlbutt, who in a brief and patriotic address thanked the caucus for the honor conferred upon him. He said that if one month ago any one had told him that he would have been a candidate for representative he would have thought them crazy, but pledged himself if elected to work for the best interests of his constitutents, Norwalk, the State, and United States, and do all in his power in bringing about the reelection of U. S. Senator Piatt. He was also in favor of the Greater Norwalk. The committee appointed by the chair reported the following names as their selection for Justices of the Peace: Joseph A. Gray, J. W. Marvin, George D. Keeler, Fred A. Hill, B. M. Bose and O. P. Dexter, and they were placed in nomination by acclamation. A collection amounting to over $16 was taken up. THEIR LUCKY ESCAPE. A Street Railway Car Collides With Carriage on Wall Street. Mrs. Sturges and a lady from Wilton were the cause of a Street Bailway accident, yesterday afternoon, which fortunately resulted in no other damage than a few broken spokes to one of the wheels of the carriage in which they were riding. They drove out of Mott avenue and when near the Dr. A. H. Baldwin residence turned their horse to one side to avoid a Tramway oar and drove directly in front of Street Bail-way car No. 21, Motorman Grace and Conductor Bucknam. The motorman shut ofi the power and bore hard down on the brake and by his prompt action averted a serious if not fatal accident although he could not altogether avert the collision. Everybody's Favorite. ' Manager I. M, Hoyt informs us that he has arranged with the Manager of Lillian Kennedy for the great production of Annie Pixley's "Deacon's Daughter," a play for the people, full of pathos, bubbling over with comedy situations and all the latest and popular songs, medleys and dances of the day. A PRISONERESCAPES One ofthe Murderers of Walker B. Adams Breaks Out of Jail. Pretended to Be in a Weak Condition. One of the most skillfully planned jail escapes on record in White Plains was effected last evening when Peter Jacques or James, one of the men concerned in the murder of Walker B. Adams at Bedford Station on August 20, made his way to freedom. Jacques was the man shot by William Adams. The bullet from the rifle penetrated his lungs. He had partly recovered, but was allowed to remain separated from the rest of the prisoners because of his weak condition, He was not locked up in the men's part of the jail, but had a cell in [the women's department. This is not as strong or secure as the other wing, and he also escaped constant observation by the other prisoners. The doctors have thought for some time that he was much better than he pretended to be, but he protested that he was still very ill. His actions last evening prove that he was much better fhan he seemed, and that he carefully planned his escape. He had outside help, and the moment he was free from the jail he was hustled into a buggy and driven rapidly away. He had about ten minutes' start of the authorities, and appears to have made good use of it. The escape was carried out probably about 6 o'clock. Jacques, it appears, had in some manner become possessed of tools, with which he sawed the window bars of his cell. ;pow he did this is uncertain. He removed the bars by severing the small thread which still held them. Then it Was an easy drop to the ground, and he was away. The buggy was waiting for him close to the jail, and he was into it and started on his flight before even the escape was suspected. Keeper Bobbins is on duty during the day in the part of the jail where the escaped murderer waB confined. In the evening Keeper Breeze is on duty. Bobbins went off duty at 5:45 p. m., leaving the prisoner alone. The night guard did not enter the section until between 6:20 and 6:30. During the interval the prisoner had made gooci his escape. There is absolutely no clew as to which direction the wagon with the escaped prisoner in it had taken. It is generally believed that it was driven straight across the country into Connecticut. The driver, however, may have takeu any one of a number of other routes. Jacques formerly lived in Oak street, New York, and was under indictment for murder in the first degree. He was considered a desperate man. As soon as the escape was discovered, every place in the connty and the police of New York city were notified of the affair, and the authorities asked to be on the lookout for the escaped man. Jacques is about forty-five years old. He has a light complexion, light mustache and wore a gray suitj of clothes. He is about five feet seven inches in height. The crime for which the escaped prisoner was held occurred early on the morning of Aug. 20 last. William Adams and hi3 father, Walker B. Adams, kept a store at Bedford Station Shortly after midnight the burglar alarm sounded and the two started for the store. As the elder man reached the. rear he was shot down by one of four burglars.. William Adams wounded three of the burglars, and one escaped unharmed. Jacques and John Jenkins were unable to escape owing to their wounds. They were found bleeding near the scene of the tragedy and transferred to the lookup at Mount Kisco. Four days later Jenkins died. The day before Jenkins' death John Clare,another of the burglars, the third wounded by Adams, died in a Brooklyn hospital from the result of his wound. He had reached Brooklyn in safety, and sought aid in the hospital. Jacqueslingered for several days, with the chances against his recovery, but he finally survived and was taken to the jail at White Plains for greater security, i. i — • i •— #•» • •••— ' • Tom Cooney's Wit. "No wonder poor Jim Betts had to close-up," quoth facetious Tom Oooney, "when they put up a 16-to-l-Bryan free silyer poster in his front door window." All Hail to Joe Barbour. Hartford Bepublicans nominated last night Linus H. Plimpton for Senator from the first district, and Joseph L, Barbour and Robert A. Griffing for representatives. HERE AND THERE. An Epitome of Happenings of ^ of Interest to the Public. Garnered With Scissors and Pencil. The A. O. II. will give a dance in the Athenaeum, Monday- night. Buckingham Post, G. A. B. will hold a regular meeting to-night. Our John J. Walsh is to orate on free silver at Greenwich, Friday night. Laronica Benedict died in Danbury, Tuesday, in the 87th year of her age. Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Mallory, have been spending a few days in town. The Supreme Court of Errors opened the fall term in Bridgeport yesterday. The Daughters of Bebekah will hold a state convention in Bridgeport tomorrow. Thomas J. Sterling and Miss Mamie Whitlock are to be married this afternoon. - The election returns will be received at Buckingham Post headquarters Tuesday night. The goods attached at the Betts & Farrington store were removed this morning. Mrs. Mary A. Doty celebrated her 83d birthday at her home on West avenue, yesterday. The Baymond Bros, are placing a new foundation for the propeller wharf on Smith street. Miss Mary Mulcahey and Brennan were married at St. church, this morning. Joseph Mary's It is understood that one of the Buttery brothers will reopen the Bogardus market on Waiter street. Attorney John J. Walsh of this city will address a Democratic meeting in Greenwich], Friday evening. A monument to the memory of the late Peter McLaughlin will soon be placed in St. Mary's cemetery. The funeral of the late Charles Hoyt will be held to-morrow morning at 11 o'clock, Bev. F. E. Bobbins officiating. Contractor Sheldon is at work placing the Mill Hill granite coping on the retaining wall at the Miss Julia Lock-wood place. Mr. and Mrs. George Hurlbutt who have been the guests of Mrs. L. D. Keeler returned to their home in Greenwich to-day. Charles B. Bennett of Worcester, Mass. and Mrs. James E. Haight of Danbury are visitors at the Bennett homestead on East avenue. Taxpayers ought to make note of the fact that they have but three days more in which to hand in their (lists and escape the 10 per cent penalty. Miss Marian Short is a guest at the Congregational parsonage, and will give a number of her charming recitations this evening in the church. The marriage of Hugh Donnelly and Miss J ennie O'Sullivan at St. Mary's church yesterday, was the first performed by Bev. J. J. Furlong in this city. The Opportunity Circle will meet with Mrs. J, H. Walsh at her residence corner Henry and Chestnut streets, to-morrow at 3 p. m. Important business is to be transacted. Mis. Noble gave a "Talk on Parliamentary Law," yesterday, in Derby, before the Woman's club of Derby, Aesonia and Seymour. The club has a membership of two hundred. While men were engaged in cutting down some trees on West Main street yesterday afternoon a branch struck a wire which caused the fire alarm bell to ring several times. Mrs. Pond, wife of Bector S. B» Pond will accompany her sister who has been a guest at St. Paul's rectory for the past two months, to their former home in Bloomington, Ills., Mrs. Pond remaining for a visit. Miss Hattie Batchford entertained a party of friends at whist at her home on Smith street, last night. There were three tables of players. The honors were secured by Jerry Ahem and Nellie Sheehan. Bsfreshments were served. ; . Hon. E. J. Hill will speak in Town Hall, Wilton, Friday night. A quartette composed of Henry P. Price, Edward H. Morehouse, William L. Warren and John P. Tread well will sing campaign songs. The new tug A. J. Beardsley has taken the place of the Confidence in towing the barges of the dredge in the Norwalk river. The tug is a very large and powerful one, and has quite a record for speed. Mr. H. A. Matthews and wife of Southbury and Charles H. Matthews of South Bend, Indiana, will be the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lock-wood of Eaet avenue, on Saturday. William Kemp and Piatt Price arbitrators in the dispute between Builder S. B. Wilson and Martha Sullivan and Bridget Sullivan, have decided that the Sullivans shall pay the contract price for the building of the house in dispute. M'GIRR GOT THE DECISION. Put Out "Tommy Ryan's Cyclone" at New Britain Last Night. Fred McGirr, of Bridgeport won new laurels at New Britain, last evening by knocking out in the fourth round the doughty Hartford scrapper known as 'Tommy Byan's Cyclone." It was a hotly contested bout. The "Cyclone" is well named, and in the first round had the blood streaming from McGirr's face. The latter, however, put him out handily at the beginning of the fourth round. Tommy B*rry got a decision over Tom Hayep, both men of New Britain, and Tommy Tracy, of Boston and George Sexton, of Hartford, fought to a draw. The entertainment was given by J. T. Willis. Hadn't Read the Papers. City Councilman Smith drifted into the Opera House last night, under tbe impression that he Was in the right place to vote for Hurlbutt for Representative. He thought his personal surroundings a little strange and seeing "Sem" Curtis at the door, he made a bolt for him and wildly ejaculated— "Say, Sem, is. this our Bepublican caucus? "Great Scott, no.'» quoth Sem "This is a free-silver blow-out and vou want to scoot for Grand Army Hall in-stanter." Smith's coat tails didn't loose a horizontal, till he was bounding up the old Athenaeum stairs four steps at a leap. He hadn't read the papers. "The Deacon's Daughter." Mr. Archibald A. Gunther, one of the best-known American authors, wrote this play for the late "Annie Pix-ley," who died leaving a fortune of two hundred thousand dollars. Since then tbe author has been looking around for a soubretto to step into Miss Pixley's path, and has succeeded by putting this play in the hands of the pretty and well known actress, Miss Lillian Kennedy. Frisco's i»erenses ttenderect t seiess, SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 28.—The Post says that the effect of transfer of artillery troops at the Presidio leaves the latter reservation with no one competent to handle artillery defenses constructed at the Presidio. The government has spent over $3,- 000,000 on those guns and defense works, which are now virtually neglected. Killed by His Gunning Companion. > WILMINGTON, N. C., Oot. 28.—Thomas Ashe, 16, was shot and killed by a companion, Herbert Steljs, while gunning for ducks. They were in a small skiff. Ashe had fired. Steljs had his gun pointed for a wing shot, and as he pulled the trigger Ashe rose and received the load of shot in his head. Politics ]>ads to Murder. BRAZIL, Ind., Oot. 28.—At Carbon, a mining toWn north of here, John Hays was fatally stabbed by an unknown Italian In a political quarrel. The murderer, who thrust a stiletto to the hilt into Hays' body repeatedly, has not been captured. ; Murderer Hughson Sentenced. ALBANY, Oot 28.—Edward Hughson, convicted of murder in the first degree for killing his wife, was sentenced today by Justice Mayham to be eleotroouted at Dannemora during the week commencing Dec. 14. One Day's Government Receipts. WASHINGTON, Oct. 28.—National bank notes received today for redemption, §209,- 356; government receipts from internal revenue, $290,002; customs, §347.463; miscellaneous, $19,087. Brothers' Fatal Quarrel. * BOSCOBEL, Wis., Oct. 28.—Alexander and Edward Day, brothers, living near Cassville, this county, quarreled over a trivial matter, and Edward shot Alexander dead. The murderer was arrested. ^Denied by tbe British Admiralty, i - LONDON, Oot. 28.—The officials on duty at the admiralty today denied the reports cabled from Halifax of an increase in the strength of the British fleet in American waters. Advertise iu the GAZETTE^ , I DON'T MISS THEM. The Latest Ads. Received Be-fore Going to Press. By the People and For the People. JFOnSAJ-'V. FOR SALE—A spcond-hand Columbia hi. cycle. Price. $15. Can be seen at this office. 159» ' V, FOR SAI/E—Benedict. Norwalk, newsdeal* er, is selling an excellent Fountain Pen and Holder for 25c. Call and see it. jlStf NOTICE! The Statute provides a penalty of not morfe than $100 for using any bottle stamped -with, the name cf the owner, which name has been, duly registered. We have duly registered our bottles and in-, tend to prosecute all violators of the law. Any person haying our bottJes will saye themselves trouble by either returning them to us, or dropping us a postal card, when we will call and get them. H J.&C.S. GRUMMAN. NORWALK 0 ERA HOUSE; F.W.MITCHELL, - MANAGER. ONE NIGHT ONLY, TUESDAY NOT. 3. New York's Author Actor, V ? ^ EDWARD HARRIGAN, in his latest Success, .-•» UJ : > MARTY MALONE. New and Catchy Music by DAVE BRAHAM. S PRICES:-75, 50 and 35c. Beserved seats row on sale at Weed's and . Totnliuson's, : N. B.—Election returns will be read from the stage. CONNECTICUT - LAUNDRY, Haviland Street. We have for sale two horses. One bought of the Raymond Grocery Co., is a well-bred animal which cost us $125. Is now recovering from lameness. The other is a reliable beast once owned t>y Mr. Scofiela who speaks highly of her. She is strong and possesses good staying qualities. Both horses are kind, gentle and fearless of everything. They will be sold below value. CONNECTICUT - LAUNDRY Haviland Street. SonthTforwalk, Conn" Mrs. MEAD'S. : SCHOOL. WILL REOPEN SEPTEMBER 29,1896. AL APPLICATIONS ;." For admission should be made at Hillside at an early day. . o -as ^8f| :fil "M V.,1 1 i ' m J.D.Jennings. UNDERTAKER 4 Knight streeti opposite ^ irv « Street Railway Depot * ; U NIGHT BT.TjTJ OFJTICX. • s. \ ' Piano Lessonsi MBS. GEOBGE W. BRADLEY, (daughter of the late Wm, S, Nash,) gives effioent and satisfactory instructions on the Piano at her home No. 193 Main street. Ji ft' u+'M.r*
|Title||Evening gazette, 1896-10-28|
|Uniform Title||Evening gazette (Norwalk, Conn.)|
|Subject||Norwalk (Conn.) -- Newspapers|
|Description||Frequency: Daily; Weekly eds.: Norwalk weekly gazette, and: Norwalk gazette (norwalk, Conn.: 1896).|
|Collection||Newspapers of Connecticut|
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|Relation||Preceding Title: Norwalk daily gazette; Related Title: Norwalk weekly gazette; Norwalk gazette (Norwalk, Conn.: 1896).|
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THE ONLY EIGHT-PAGE ONE-CENT DAILY IN THE OiORWALKS.
Vol. TI. Whole No. 1477
< - < \~ $m
Norwalt, Conn., Wednesday Evening, October 28, 1896. Price One Cent
FOUND DEAD IN BED.
William H. Seymour Dies from
What the Coroner Pronounces
to be Apoplexy.
Had Worked in Norwalk Over 50 Years.
Norwalk people were greatly surprised
at an early hour this morning to
learn of the sadden death of William
H. Seymour at his home, corner of Main
and West Main streets.
The deceased was a tinsmith by trade
and was employed by F. J. Curtis &
Co. He was at work yesterday and left
for home last evening in apparently his
Beaching home he ate his supper and
sat talking with his family for a while
after which he retired, but making no
complaint of feeling ill.
This morning his wife arose as is her
custom, at an early hour, and prepared
breakfast. As Mr. Seymour did not
come down stairs Mrs. Seymour went
to the room and found her husband as
supposed, asleep. This surprised her
and she stepped to the bed and tried to
arouse him and was horrified to find
that he was dead.
Other members of the family were
aroused and Dr. S. H. Huntington was
summoned who quickly saw that the
man was beyond all human aid and expressed
it as his opinion that he had
been dead for an hour or more.
JH&roner Burke was summoned and
'lr a verdict of death from r earner ed
The deceased leaves a wife and one
flOn, and was in the 80th year of his age.
He was born in Meriden where he
learned the trade of a tinsmith, a&l
came from that place to Norwalk ifi*
1845 to'meet "Lock" Hyatt and go with
liim to Washington, N. C. He met
Hyatt at the tin store of S. & L. Curtis,
but for some reason did not go south,
James Collins, then an apprentice at
Curtis' going in his stead.
He then engaged to work foT the
Curtises and has remained in the employ
of the firm ever since, and during
its several changes, with the exception
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