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wmmpWmm .•i'N .;•/:• •••• IMM i%;v.'w yv>\li*£ •|J?1 ^ ^ -'•••••} ' ' .'." '.'•' -' '-A','; :' Tol. YII. Whole No. 1524 FIRE ON THE SOUND. The Three-Masted Schooner : M. L. Bonnell in Flames. Towed to Cockenoe Island by the Lowndes. Residents along both sides of LOD}? Island Sound discovered a vessel in flames about 7 o'clock last nigbt. It •was first noticed off Stamford and the firemen of that city boarded a trolley car and were taken to Shippan Point, /. but it was found that the vessel was drifting towards Norwalk. About midnight it was discovered off the Norwalk Islands, the flames shooting at times high in the air. It was thought to be one of the numerous tank barges which convey oil up and down the Sound for the Standard Oil "company. This morning Captain Charles F, Mills, agent of the Standard Oil company at Wilson Point, had the steamer Medea, Captain Rowland, put out into the Sound in order to ascertain "whether it was one of his tanks, as two of them were due to arrive. The Medea left J. H. Ferris' dock shortly after 9 p'olock with a GAZETTE reporter on board, and steamed out through the er&tern passage where the burning vessel was discovered about a mile off Goose Island in tow of the oyster steamer J. Howard Lowndes. The vessel proved to be the three-masted schooner M. L. Bonnell. Two - masts were gone and only the foremast and a portion of the sails and shrouds remained, towards which the flames were making headway. The entire Btern of the vessel had burned away and the forecastle was all that remained. There was no one on board, the crew having abandoned her in the neighborhood of Stamford or been taken off by some passing vessel. She had evidently been loaded with oil and acid of some disoription, as the smoke that poured from her bold was • of inky blackness and the flames were of ft bluish tint. y-... Tiie Lowndes towed the burning schooner to Cockenot'd Island where it was hoped she could be scuttled and the flames extinguished. Miss Hewins' Lecture. The Assembly Rooms of the Central Club were filled yesterday afternoon " when Miss Hewins of the Hartford Li' - brary spoke upon "Public Libtariee." Several out of town librarians wtre present, and und<pubtedly enjoyed the talk very much. It is always interest-s ing to hear one who has achieved, as has Miss Hewins, and almost invaria- } bly is one impressed with the beautiful • simplicity and broadmindedness cf the learned. Miss Hewins asked permission to remain seated, and gave a : running informal description of the ex- : act routine of work, in these, the new > days of Library Science. One of the .most interesting facts developed was that the change in literary H\asem in these days is largely due u tue growth of study clubs. The search for materials for these has made necessary new • plans of catalogues and buying. And . so one educative force acts powerfully upon another, and concertediaction is productive of the best results. w Bowman-Wigham. Alfred fck Bowman of Derby and Mies Mabelle B. Wigham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Wigham of this city, were married at the Congregational church, yesterday afternoon, Rev. T. K. Noble officiating. The chancel was tastefully ornamented with palms and ferns. Miss Florence Wigham acted as maid of honor and A. W. Bowman was best man. Both the bride and her maid wore becoming cos-tames. The ushers were Everett Wigham, Earl C. Bowman, M, G. Porter and Herbert Johnson. The wedding march was played by Prof. Alex S. Gibson. A reception was held at the home ..of the bride's parents after the oere- ®mony, a number of out of town guests being present. Mr. and Mrs. Bowman left on an evening train for a short bridal trip, returning frgm which they ;will take up their residence in New Britain. They received many elegant bridal gifts. ; ' ; < ' C o n n e c t i c u t P' e n s i o n s . ' » m |l| Le Grand Bevins* Meriden; David P. llllMiller, Bristol; JameB Walter Smith, Stamford. Restoration and increase, ! Adino E. Brooko, Tolland. Reissus, Henry Andrews, Norwich. Original widows', etc., Jane Emily, East River; t Susan Bryant, Farmington. Subscribe- for the GAZETTE, Y Jiorwalk, Conn., Wednesday EreMng, January 6, 1897. ; ^ Price One Cent ;.£a| HAD MONEY TO BURN. A Salvation Army Man Tries An Old Game on the Danbury Railroad. It Did Not Work With the Conductor. Miss Florence Brown, the ticket agent and telegraph operator at the eatt bound station of the Consolidated railroad in South Norwalk, had quite an experience with a Salvation Army man yesterday, the outcome of which has lessened her faith in tbe Armj' as well as in human nature. Miss Brown was standing at the ticket window when the man approached and inquired the' fare to Danbury, evidently desiring to visit Beantown and covert Editor Rodemyer's owl. He was told the price, and with a weary look in his eyes laid down a handful of small change, saying that was the extent of his capital and inquiring how far that would take him upon his journey. Miss Brown counted the silver and informed him that the amount would purchase a ticket to Redding. He next inquired as to how far he would have to walk from that station to reach Dan-bujy. He was given the desired information, and with a sigh said. "I suppose I will have to walk it." Miss Brown'd sympathy was aroused at tbe man's actions and she was tempted to give him a ticket to Danbury and pay the difference out of her own pocket. She did not, however, and handed him out a ticket to Redding. She is now glad that she did not let her sympathies get the better of her. Shoi^ly after the train had started for Danbury Miss Brown heard her call sounding on the ticker. Going to the instrument she received a message from the Conductor of the train at Wilton, stating that there was a man on the train who said he had bought and paid for a ticket to Danbury and the ticket agent had given him a ticket to Redding, and to advise him at the next station if the error had been made by her. ' When the train reached the next station the Conductor received a reply to his message giving all the facts in the case and describing the man as belonging to the Salvation Army. Armed with the telegram the Conductor entered the car, and going up to the would be evader of fare who had created quite a scene, when relating" nis story of the mistake, read Miss Brown's message in tones loud enough to be heard by all. The man was perfectly cool and collected and as the Conductor finished reading the telegram, went down into his pocket and pulled out a roll of bills at the same time remarking, "Well, I have plenty of money to pay my fare," and handecl over to the Conductor the deficiency. Norwalk's Oldest Church. During the last year there were eleven deaths of members of the First Congregational church and ten dismissals to other churches, while thirty-one new members were received, leaving a net gain of ten in membership. The following comprises the list of names of members who died during the year 1896: Miss Juliette Bettp, Mrs. Margaret P. Beatty, Mrs. Helen B. Cockefur, Mrs. Charlotte C. Raymond, Mr. William N. Seymour, Miss Hannah Secor, Mr. Charles N. Hoyt, Mrs- Minnie A. Griswold, Mrs. George M. Holmes, Mr. George R. Meeker, Mr.. William U. Lawrence. ir • Union Ex-Prisoners. The annuil meeting of the Fairfield County Association of Union Ex-prisoners of War was field last evening at the headquarters of Douglas Fowler Post, G. A. R. The election of officers resulted as follows: Commander, James H. Smith of Bridgeport; Vice-commander, Levi Dixon of.Stamford; Adjutant, G. M. Buttery of Wilton; Quartermaster, Elmer H. Nash of South Norwalk; Chaplain, George S. Partric of Norwalk; Delegates to National Convenion to be held in Buffalo, G. M. Buttery, Benjamin Beehtel and F. W. Perry; Alternates, W. H. Ritch and William Schibel. % Mg, t St. Paul's. The annual meeting of St. Pauls church guild will, be held this afternoon; this evening the Brotherhood of St. Andrew will meet; to-morrow evening there will be a ^session of the Ladies' society; on Thursday evening the church league will meet. The In" dustrial Ecbool will meet Saturday afternoon. —Place your adv. in the GAZETTE checker-board directory. , v„ A PITIFUL TALE Mrs. William Mitchell Again Deserted by Her Husband! Previously Arrested for Non-Support. Superintendent of Police Birmingham of Bridgeport, was yesterday in receipt of a pathetic letter from Mrs. William Mitchell of that city. Mrs. Mitchell writes that her husband deserted her some three' months since, leaving her with two small children and without any money. The struggle to support herself and children since that time, she, writes, has been too much, and she asked that the superintendent use his influence to bring her husband back to her. She said the recreant husband was with his mother in Redding. The woman told a pitiful tale of her struggles to provide for herself and children since her desertion; how she has gone out at day's work at house-cleaning; her tffjrts to keep a boarding house, and of her failure because she could not properly feed her boarders, for which reason they all left her. Five months ago Mitchell was arest-ed for non-support. Rev. Mr. Gill of St. Luke's church interested himself in the matter and got the case nolled on on the man's promise to support his wife. AH the money the woman 'received from him after that was $10. Two months later he left her. Captain Arnold was detailed on the case and left yesterday noon for Red ding with a warrant for the arrest of the man. On arriving in Redding he learned that the man he was after was not there but was living with relatives in Hartford. Captain Arnold returned to Bridgeport and notified the authorities cf Hartford and they are now working on the case. Mr. and Mrs. Mitchell are well known in Norwalk. : Gen. Disbrow's Report. The report of Quartermaster-General W. E. Disbrow to G^venor Coffin for the year ending September 30, 1836, was issued yesterday. The receipts were $73,041.50. The disbursements were $68,733.10, leaving $3,308 40 on hand. Among the itemized disbursements are: Care public property,$7,155' G8;armor-ies, Bridgeport, $2,659.59; Norwalk, $1,314 58; Connecticut NationalJGuard, $9,793.91; Naval Militia, "$3,129.77; rifle ranges, $1,208.50; ammunition, $2,005.18; uniforms, $4,761; uniform repairs, $1,074 83; care of arms, $917.72; officers' compensation, $2,691.04; uniform compensation, $3,140; transpor-. tation, $5,474 18; freight and express, $670-22; Nianticcamp ground,$2,100.13; arsenal repairs, $120.37; office expense, $349,16; contingent, $1,208.65; total, $68,733.10. Of special accounts, ft, 000 was spent on the Governor's Guard, $1,003 on memorial tablets and receipts of armory rents, $3,282.25 were disbursed: $1,643.63 on the National Guard and $1,638.62 was paid to the state treasurer. , • ' On the Retired List. ; The adjutant general has placed the following ex-officers of the National Guard upon the retired list, each upon his own application: Brigvle staff, Lieutenant-Colonel C. Pardy Linds-ley, medical director, New Haven; First Regiment. Colonel Heman A. Tyler; Second Regiment, Colonel Walter J. Leavenworth, Walling ford; Captain William N. Mix, Company K. Wallingford. State Grange Meeting, i ' ' The Connecticut state Grange will hold its annual meeting at Warner hall ia New Haven January 12, 13 and 14. There will be an attendance of 500 from all parts of the state. This will be the first time for the grange to meet. There will ba a special afternoon session, open to the public, at the Hyperion on trhe first day. . Miss Rider Held It. ifg|§ Last evening the ticket containing number 8593 which corresponded with the number drawn at Olson Bros, shoe store in the GAZETTE building, and entitling the holder to a first-class bicycle, was presented at the store and the wheel will be delivered to-day, The ticket was held by Miss Anna Rider of Winnipauk. . , r till!! Shot Himself. 2® r . Charles H. Bradley for twenty years employed at the Winchester Arms company, shot himself in the temple at at his home in New Hayan yesterday, with fatal effect. He was 47 years of agte and a prominent ,0|d Fellow. &K"j~ Sesssion of 1897 Convened at Hartford To Day. 1 Marigold President Pro Tern, Barbour ." ±' Speaker. The General Assembly of 1897 met at the Capitol to-day and organized. Each house met separately at 10 o'clock and, after having organized, adjourned and will meet again this afternoon in joint convention. Governor Cooke will attend the j >int convention and read his inaugural address. This will come at about 2 d'clock. v At the House caucus last night, Joseph L. Barbour was unanimously nominated for speaker. Frederick A. Scott-bf Plymonth was nominated for clerk, and Frank E. Healey of Windsor Locks for assistant Clerk. Representatives Hurlbutt and Frost advocated the nomination of Ralph R. Lounsbury of Bridgeport, but he was defeated by Healey. Representative Hurlbutt was appointed chairman of the committee to notify Mr. Barbour of his nomination. At the Senate caucus Senator Marigold, of Bridgeport, was nominated for president pro tempore, S. A.- Eddy, clerk of Senate, and the following nominations for messenger and doorkeepers were made: Messengerp, JohnL. Wilson, Snffield; Frank E. Whittaker of Windham county. Doorkeepers, George F. Tyler, New Haven county; John fi. Tracy, New London county; Albert H. Mat-toon, Litchfield comity; Bacon A. Skinner, Middlesex county; George A. Towne, Tolland county. Senator Keeler was nominated for chairman of the committee on Road^ Bridges and Rivers. : Sftig —- ' J8 A FLAW IN THE ACT. Quack Doctors Practising on a Pharma cist's License, ""r—•* ^ The coming session of the Legislature will be asked to amend section 15 of the medical practice act, which says "The provisions of this bill shall not apply to license pharmacists." In five cases brought up for prosecution, where there were charges that the accused were quacks unable to obtain a license as doctors, it was shown they had gone before the pharmacy commission, passed tbe examination given to druggists, and were registered as licensed pharmacists. , ^ , Appointments By the Governor. Gov. Coffin has accepted the resignation of Capt. J. A. Hagberg, Co, C, Third,.Regiment, C. N. G., Norwich. The governor has made the following appointments: Fourth Regiment, Co. G, Danbury,Captain,Vincent M. King; first lieutenant, W. D. Nichols, lourth Section Brigade, Signal Corps; Firtt lieutenant, Edwin W. Challenger. j You May Get It. The giving away of a bicycle by the popular shoe dealers, the Messrs. Olsen Bros, proved to be such a' pleasing suc-cesp, the firm has decided to give away another one. It is a "Stormer" and a first-class wheel. The drawing will take place on Monday evening, April 5th, 1897. , i: ; • ' ' ' Fall in Coke. * As a German resident of Westport was driving along Wall street morning io a wagon loaded with coke, one of the rear wheels of the wagon dished. Kind hands came to the man's assistance and in a short time he was able to proceed on his way home. Prominent Mason Dead. . Agustus Hough a prominent citizen of Newtown, died yesterday# aged 77 years. For over twenty-five years he had been superintendent of the rubber manufactory in that place.. He was a Royal Arch Mason, and he will be in-; terred with the honors of the craft. RDeHaIl EMsAtaLteI . *»; There were three real .estate sales in Norwalk last week, and the mortgages amounted to $2,100. For the corresponding week last year there were eleven sales and the mortgages aggregated $9,425.- <" Pine Ledge Whist Club. v„ The Pine Ledge Whist club will meet at the residence of Mrs. S. A. Weed, No. 65 Wall street, Friday afternoon. One yeir ago to-day thermometers registered 11 degrees Ifilow zero. THEY ELECT OFFICERS. IIISSI' The Fire Companies Hold their Annual V"1".;aw' Meetings, - w The annual meeting8 of the Engine, Hose and Hook and Ladder companies were heldjast evening. The election of officers resulted as follows: ; S::;® PHCENIX ENGINE CO. Captain—A. A. Chimry, Jr. a First Lieutenant—C. M. Smith, Second Lieutenant—D. H. We6ks. Rec. Secretary—John Greenwood. Fin. Secretary—W. J. Cavanagh. Treasurer—Charles A. Burr. Engineer—G. S. Aiken.-. . Asst. Engineer—W. A. Bartram.-' A feast of oysters, round and long clams, etc., etc. and some more etc., was enjoyed after the election. HOPE HOSE CO. Captain—J. B. Costello. 1st Lieutenant—James H. Magner, 2d Lieutenant—James Daffy. Rec. Secretary—Edward Duffy. v Fin. Secretary—James Sheehan. , Treasurer—Patrick Slattery. Executive Committee—T. Matthews, John Clune, and John McManus. A luncheon was served after the meeting. v ' PIONEEE H. I I. CO. ' J;- .:'..-- • Captain— James B. Morris. 1st Lieutenant—Thomas McGann. r 2d Lieutenant—William Powell. ^ Rec. Secretary, Harry Mitchell. Fin. Secretary—James Wood Treasurer—Edwin L. Hoyt. Investigating Committee—E A.Phillips, Harry Camp and Stewart W. By-ington. Finance Cwmmittee—L.L. Sherwnod, E. A. Phillipa and Stewart W. Bying-ton. Edward Birch was elected an honorary member. Chowder, unequalled in qualitv and quantity was. served in conjunction with other light refreshments ' j ; ; FIBE POLICE. The Fire Police annual meeting will take place next Friday evening. ' - - AMUSEMENTS. Primrose & West. ; .v. Primrose & West'd big minstrel con. - pany, which will appear ac Hoyi's Tht-atre, to-morrow night, is composed of a combination of blacks and whites, each said to be an artist of unusual excellence. Two distinct organizations rolled into one make tbe most gigantic organization of minstrel talent ever heard. Three military bands, one a pickaninny baud of unusual merit, ua-der the directorship of a European con ductor, is an especial feature. All are uniformed in the most extravagant fashion. Two distinct first parts concluding with the most pronounced sensation ever introduced, are. only a few of tbe features promised. NEW CANAAN. Wm. Hawley will eive a social in tbe Banquet hall, Friday evening. The old Sheridan, place on Locust avenue will be a thing of the past in the near future. Contractors Brown & Duryea will begin tbe erection of a new dwelling on the old site next month. Wooster Lodge, I. O. Q. F., will change its headquarters as soon as a more desirable meeting place can be obtained. The large south room on the third floor in Rogers' block is looked upon favorably. Franklin Stevens, formerly of the Birdsall House, gave his friends here a grand reception at his new home cn South avenue,Tuesday evening.Among the happy guests were E. B. Lawrence, C. P. Fish, C. H. Brown, W. N. Searles, R. C. Raymond, Richard Raymoud, Irving Lockwood and Michael Co.e-man. ^ Members from Concord Division, S. of T., of Norwalk attended the anni| versary of Friendship Division last evening. Rare Old Wine. i«S The venerable Mrs. William K. James has in her cellar a few bottles of rare old Maderia wine, which was imported and bottled in 1786 or one hundred and eleven year a ago. Many of the moderately bibulant and economical friends of the worthy lady are impressed with the theory that the corksof these bottles, kept strictly fcr medicinal usfv should be at once drawn so as to arrest the fearful interest account. ~ „ " - . ' George Tuttle of ^New Haven is at the Norwalk Hotel at the bedside of his brother the father of Landlord Tuttle, whose sands of life seem to be ebbing away. He is, however, reported as being more comfortable to-day. ., HP < DONTlMISS. m THEM. The Latest Ads. Received Be-te& X r x- IS fore Going to Press] By the People and For the People. . • WANIJST). WANTJsn.—.By women,each with a young child, situation in the country (general housework, plain cooking, etc.) Small wages expected. Railroad fare raid by Association. Apply State Charities Aid Association, 105 East Twenty-second Street, New York City. jl lw ^§Pi •• m JJOST. 1®# 'J*^OS* T—.•— A^ Ip air oVXf 5gVoRldJ~-IrIiUmIUmLOeUd OsUpCeUcTtIaAcUlIeCIs*?! f«frllS Saturday night/near the Railroad s la tio» 3£g$ wt South Noiwalk. Reward xo fiuder if left at Maj-this office. . • ' at f OST.—On Thursday the 24th inst..betweeu Jones & Hotchkiss' score, and Center avenue, a lizard-skin pocketbook, containing quite a sum of money The finder will be liberally rewarded by returning it to Miss Baird, No. 53 West aye-u". . • d2S tf TO If EXT. FOR SAI/E or to rent, the 9 room house now occupied by F.I. Jones. First floor finished in hard wood, mantels and mirrors; hou^e wired for electricity, and all modern improvements; also carriage house. Apply to S. 6. Wilson, 92 Wall street. jl tf TO RENT.—Five room? on first floor; good location, $10 per month for fmall family. Apply to S. B. WILSON, Builde', 92 Wail street, Norwalk. dll-tf C''V - • • 'iff DISTRICT of Norwalk, ss. Probate Court. January 5lh. A. D., i«9r. - Estate of ANN PARTBICK, late of Norwalk, in swd District, deceased. The Court of Probate for the District of Norwalk hath limited and allowed six months from the date hereof for the Creditors of said Estate to exhibit their claims fo" settlement. Those who neglect to present their accounts properly attested, within said time, will be de- < barred a recovery. All persons indebted said Estate are requested to make immediate payment to JULIUS F. PARTR1CK, Executor. TO the B~ard of County Commissioners for ' Fairfield County. „ I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous mm and intoxicating liquors, ale, lager beer, Khine ymp wine and cider, at 10 Main Street, Town of Norwalk. My place of business is not located within : • ?<"f; 200 feet in a direct line of a church edifice or Dublic schoo'-house. or the premises pertain^^^^^^i ine thereto,or any post-ofli 'e or public library.'' v j Dated at Norwalk this 2d dav of Jan, 1897. JAMES FITZGIBBON, Applicant. 1 , « We, the undersigned, electors and tax-pay-/, " ers,as defined bv law. of the Town of Norwalk, «*"> "vW/ hereby endorse the application of the above- ^ named James Fitgibbon for such license. • - y-iM William JBanion, Charles A, Burr, P, W.:'» 1* SR'm Bates, H. E Dann, L. E. Potter. vr Dated at Norwalk this 2d day of Jan-, 1897. fr'"* ..wl I hereby certify that the above-named en-'!'""' Jl!, dorsers are electors and tax-payers, as defined by law, of the 'l own of Norwalk. • ^ Dated at Norwalk this 2d day of Jan., 1897. H ERBERT R. SMITH, Town Clerk. M NOTICE, ^ ^ City Tax Books. Notice is hereby given that the City' * ifl Tax Books, for the'Year 1896, may seen at my offiae. Room 4, GAZETTK^ Buiidinff, until January 25tb, 1897. ; . E. M. LOCKWOOD, , s ' ' jia • 'Oity Olerk: South Norwalk Savings Bank. , ' INTEREST NOTICE. IS > •" SOUTH NORWALK, Conn., Dec. 2S, 1896. At a'meetiog of the managers of this bank held this date, a dividend to depositors o •• ^ j, J 3, ^ interest at the rate of fjur per cent, pe ' annum was declared for the six months end-; ing January 1, 1897, payable on and afte &*£ January 11, 1897. Interest not drawn will'b^|||^^ credited to accounts and draw interest fromSSllll January 1,3897. j , lr' d30 2w JOHN H. KNAPP, Treasurer. Fairfield County National Bank, . >fi 41 Wall St., Norwalk, INCORPORATED. 1824. CAPITAL, EDWIN O. EEEI.ES, President, 4. ; David E.Mnuc<BB« Vice-President* I CashierY|.v| , EDWIN O. KEELEB, MOSSES H. GLOVES, 1 )AVID ti TJILLER, A. J. MEEKEE, F. ST. JOHN LOCKWOOD, THEODOBE E. SHIIH, CHAS. F. TEISTBAM. im Acconnts of Manufacturers, Merchants andUg Individuals solicited. Safe Deposit Boxes free to Depositors. CENTRAL NATIONAL BANK. ill! WALIj st' no:r v i msm CORPORATED SEPT. 1,1S76. CAPITAL, -: - - - - $100.00C GEOBOE M.HOLMES, President. ^ ^ E. L. BOYEB, Tice-President WILLIAM A. Ccsns, C hier DIRECTORS:-. GEOBGE U. HOLMES, H.E. DANN, ' P.L.CUNNINGHAM, V. •* J.T.PBOWITT E. L. BOTES. > ^ 8. H. HOLMS, ' J.COUSINS,JB. : olscountDajf, Sstordii- ..
|Title||Evening gazette, 1897-01-06|
|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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Tol. YII. Whole No. 1524
FIRE ON THE SOUND.
The Three-Masted Schooner
: M. L. Bonnell in
Towed to Cockenoe Island by the Lowndes.
Residents along both sides of LOD}?
Island Sound discovered a vessel in
flames about 7 o'clock last nigbt. It
•was first noticed off Stamford and the
firemen of that city boarded a trolley
car and were taken to Shippan Point,
/. but it was found that the vessel was
drifting towards Norwalk.
About midnight it was discovered off
the Norwalk Islands, the flames shooting
at times high in the air. It was
thought to be one of the numerous
tank barges which convey oil up and
down the Sound for the Standard Oil
This morning Captain Charles F,
Mills, agent of the Standard Oil company
at Wilson Point, had the steamer
Medea, Captain Rowland, put out into
the Sound in order to ascertain "whether
it was one of his tanks, as two of
them were due to arrive.
The Medea left J. H. Ferris' dock
shortly after 9 p'olock with a GAZETTE
reporter on board, and steamed out
through the er&tern passage where the
burning vessel was discovered about a
mile off Goose Island in tow of the
oyster steamer J. Howard Lowndes.
The vessel proved to be the three-masted
schooner M. L. Bonnell. Two
- masts were gone and only the foremast
and a portion of the sails and shrouds
remained, towards which the flames
were making headway.
The entire Btern of the vessel had
burned away and the forecastle was all
There was no one on board, the crew
having abandoned her in the neighborhood
of Stamford or been taken off by
some passing vessel.
She had evidently been loaded with
oil and acid of some disoription, as the
smoke that poured from her bold was
• of inky blackness and the flames were
of ft bluish tint. y-...
Tiie Lowndes towed the burning
schooner to Cockenot'd Island where it
was hoped she could be scuttled and the
Miss Hewins' Lecture.
The Assembly Rooms of the Central
Club were filled yesterday afternoon
" when Miss Hewins of the Hartford Li'
- brary spoke upon "Public Libtariee."
Several out of town librarians wtre
present, and und
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