|Previous||1 of 8||Next|
small (250x250 max)
medium (500x500 max)
large ( > 500x500)
' ' • :X^, ' ; ' ' • ' - " • / • . v • ' - * / ' . ' , • • • . ' • * • •_. . * r- •.•. /.- • ,v • - . • ' ' : v v - - ' . > ' . . . / . - W>r • . ," - ' . _ " ' »*"*'' * » ': v ~ ' ' . • • - 1 . . . '• 1 - ' , , - ' • . . . . . • :.'• -I..,..' - • i ...J. ••-•• i • V • .: •.-•*• '•- -I!,-.. ...•! •-' •*- '1 .-,. • a' - w,-.,." ,v' ~.... ,1, :._ • •. / •. '•.••. ... .• . ' . " - - • X -• ^ ~ - • • v \. t •. • v' *' To Get vertlsein Their ite Paper ING GAZETTE! Every Reader of THE EVENING GAZETTE is a Buyer. GiyeThem a Trial OL. IX. NO. 2122 v= NORWALK, CONN., WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 17; 1899; PRICE TWO AND THE EARTH TREMBLED! i, •V:"VV> j CONNECTICUT DISTINCT - EARTHQUAKE SHOCK LAST NIGHT. WAS FELT HERE IN TOWN. CROCKERY THROWN FROM THE . SHELVES IN SEVERAL PLACES. f An earthquake shock was felt in this city about 8:15 o'clock last evening. There was a rumbling sound that lasted for a few seconds and as a storm Avas coming up many thought it thunder. It appeared as though the sound passed to the south-west. <fe The shock was felt in all parts of the .State and in Middletown was reported to have been more severe. In some houses plates and other cliinaware in closets were rattled. Many thought that the boiler in the electric light station in the back of the municipal building in the heart of the city had burst, or that some of the dynamite in storage about the granite quarries had exploded. At Wesleyan University on the hill the vibrations .were ipore noticeable than in the lower part of the city. . Crockery and bric-a-brac were thrown from th"e shelves in many residences. At Moodus. when the "Moodus noises" have been heard at intervals for years the seismic phenomena was very pronounced, the long, low rumbling being heard distinctly after the loud explosive sound. At Saybrook lamps are reported to have swayed on the. tables and shelves and fell to the floor. * At Cromwell, just north of Middle-town, bottles in a pharmacy were sent helter skelter behind the counter making the young elerk believe the store was bewitched, and he made a bee line out into thestreet. At East Hampton, ten miles inland from Middletown. the disturbance was so marked as to damage several chimneys. FIREMEN'S CONVENTION. D. W- Harford of South Norwalk Elected a - Vice-President. At the sixteenth annual convention of the State Firemen's association, in New London yesterday, the following officers were elected: P*esident, George S. Pitt, Middletown; first vice president, George Cowman, Stamford: secretary, J. S. Jones, Westbort; treasurer, S. 6. Snagg, Waterbury; county vice presidents, Charles E. Rogers. New London; John R. Davis, Hartford; Joshua Gladwin, New Haven; D. W. Harford, Fairfield; Joseph Forster, Tolland; Fred S. Young, Windham; John O'Brien, Middlesex; Thomas A. Gettsell, Litchfield. . Chief John Stanners, of New London, was chosen delegate to the meeting of the International association of Fire Chiefs to be held at Syracuse next October. j The 216 delegates attending the convention were tendered a banquet last night by Konomoc Hose company, No 4, of that city. Sudden Death of Edwin Clark. Edwin Clark, a cotton broker, died suddenly while sitting in his chair at his home on Elm street- shortly after 3 o'clock vesterday afternoon, of double pneumonia. Deceased came to Nor-walk from Newtown some twelve years; ago, and made many friends in town during his residence jhere. He was a prominent member of the Norwalk club. W ———— 1 : • : Musicale. Eureka Rebekah Lodge No. 42 will hold a musical and literary entertainment in I. O. O. F. hall 6n Monday evening, May 22d, at 8 o'clock. Mrs. Lillian Sherwood-Newkirk apd Robert Shaw will be the vocalists and Mis3 Maude Wolfe of Stamford the elocutionist. The Jerome May Banjo club will furnish selections. TEACHERS' ASSOCIATION, Fine Programme Rendered at the Monthly Meeting Last Night- . Foreclosure Case Settled. The foreclosure case of the Henry Zeltner Brewing Company ""of New York, against #ohn H'adden of Norwalk, has been settled by Judge Alfred E. Austin. The claim was $1,246, and „.o t.hf»' nroDertv at the corner of The monthly mDeting of the Teachers' association was held in'the Franklin school hall last night, and .a most enjoyable evening spent. - , The following excellent, prog'ramme was rendered, after wchih refreshments were served. Farce—"A Dead Heat." * . Miss Katherine Campell, the Misses Nellie, Susie and Mary Smith and Miss Agnes Golden. Violin Solo—Frank Sturtevant. Recitation—Music on the Rappahannock— Miss Amelia Wilcox, Piano ac-companyment by Miss Bronson. Piano Duett— Miss Bracken and Miss Claven Reading—Katherine Campbell. Norwalk Chapter, D. A. R. The monthly meeting of the Norwalk Chapter of the D. A. R. will be held on Thursday afternQon at the usual hour. By a change in the by-laws made one month ago the May meeting becomts the annual meeting- for the election of officers, and the nominating committee has been quite busy preparing a report to be presented on Thursday. The term of office of the regent, Mrs. Samuel R. Weed expires this month and it is reported she is not a candidate for re-election. The meeting promises to be one of unusual interest. K - No Monument for Noroton. . The Appropriation Committee has reportrd unfavorably upon the appropriation of $5,000 for a soldiers' and sailors' monutnent in Spring Grove Cemetery, Darien. Senator Lounsbury spoke of the need of a monument, but said that, in view of the condition of the finances of the State, he would not press the matter at this time, and the bill was rejected. v v En Route Home. : William M. Bette is in receipt of a a letter from his brother Edward C. Betts of Pueblo, Colo., stating that ''Tommy" O'Brien lefc Pueblo o;i Fri-horne. ,< W Telephone messages of inquiry were sent to Hazzardville, near Hartford' where the powder works are situated, to learn if any section of the powder .works had exploded. "v There are no instruments at Wesleyan for measuring the direction of a seismic wave, but at that institution it was the belief that the disturbance was from north to south. , BOTANICAL JHURNEY Mrs. G, F. Newcomb Gave an Interesting Paper at the Centra! Club. THE WHEEL CONTEST. The ballot at noon to-day was as lows : Irving H. Reed, Pioneer J. J. Goodwin, Old Well * 3. H. Magner, Hope Hose Smith Northrop, Phoenix Elbert W. Clark, Putnam Hose D.Hart "Weeks, Phoenix Charles M. Smith, Pioneer, Leo Davis, Old Well Samuel McGowan, Putnam Hose Geo. S. Grumman, Phoenix F. W. Darmer, Old Well » • H. D. Cornell, Fire Police L. M. Smith, Mayflower D. W. Harford, Old Well ' Chief F. M. Wheeler, E.N.F.D. Patrick F. Slattery, Hope Hose, E. V. Baker, Old Well Joseph Matheis' Pioneer Harry Mitchell, Pioneer Fred Weiseit Howard L.Lowndes, Old Well Geo. F. Foote, Old Well John Yost, Putnam Hose fol- 3241 3029 896 227 158 84 72 68 19 15 16 20 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 ] Governing Board Meet. The governing board of the Yaoht club met in David W. Raymond's office on Washington street last night. It was decided to have music afternoon and evening on Decoration Day. There will be boat races also. The classes which will participate in the races are open and cabin .catboats and^ 6loops. Gone to Hospital. x C. A. Bonnell, who recently purchased the Buitery Farm on Comstock hill, was taken to St John's hospital, Yodkers, this morning, where an opar-ation'for rupture will be performed. ' Company F Election. At the meeting of Company F, C. T)T. G. held at the armory last night, Second lieutenant William I. Comstock was elected captain, to succeed R. M. Rose, and Corporal Howard J. Bloomer was elected second lieutenant. Odd Fellows. A delegation of local Odd Fellows went to New Haven this morning, to attend the session of the Grand Lodge of Odd Fellows of Connecticut.. The Weather. Showers this afternoon and to-night; partly cloudy Thursday. Working Night and Day. The busiest and mightiest little thing that ever was made is Dr. King 's New Life Pills. Every pill is a sugar-coated globule of health, that changes weakness into strength, listlessness Into energy, brain fag into mental power. They're wonderful in building up the health. Only 25c per box. Sold by John A. Riggs, Druggist, 11 Main street DELIGHTED Audi ENCE. The races are being Grounds this afternoon. held at Fair Dr. T. Crosby's wife and two children have' arrived in South Norwalk. Wilbur M. Waite and family have leased a cottage on Bayview avenue. Miss Vivian Soderstrom of Bayview avenue, spent Sunday and Monday in New York. The Norwalk club building has been draped in mourning on agcoutn of the death of Edwin Clark.. M iss Ida James, of New York, h^s returned home after a visijs to Mrs. J. S. Morgan of Cove street. Miss Vivian Soderstrom attended the commencement exercises of $he university aud Bellevue Medical college in the Metropolitan Opera House Jast The Cross Walk club went oq its first fishing trip of the season yesterday. The place of th^ sport was Crops Pond, South Salem, New" York. Some very tall fish stories are going tfie rounds to-duy. When aaked how the fish bit, one wouldbe fisher ina4vej-tantly remarked"O, they bought w.-l!." Next Week Mrs. Newcomb will Read the Second in the Series, The Habits of Flowers. f ' . , — Mrs. G. F. Newcomb, state registrar of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and one of the educational committee of the Connecticut' State Federation of Women's clubs read a paper at the Central club yesterday af^ ternoon called a "Botanical Journey." In a few words at the beginning Mrs. Newcomb remarked that she had an idea that her title was not particularly well chosen and that she would just give her paper and let her audience name it afterward, ' At the close all the audience were undoubtedly agreed that "The Poetry of Botany" was a most descriptive title for an-idyllic half hour spent wanderiag with storied flowers through the poetry and history of ancient and modern times. Mrs. Newcomb has the gift of poesy and she had wpven fact and fancy skiJlfully in the warp and woof of her article. The much abused and misapplied adjective "charming" can truthfully be applied to this paper. Mrs. Newcomb is down on the May for the second of her series "The its of Flowers" for ne.%t Tuesday, as Tuesday is kept for "Lecture Day" at the Club as far as possible. Next week however, the State Meeting of A. Rr., is to be held in Stamford, many" members of the Central Club wil^ undoubtedly* wish to be present. Therefore the lecture will have to be changed, but it will be given on some day next week if possible. The date will be announced at the Musicale Saturday, as there will probably be a very large audience present on that day. The programme for Saturday will be one of the best ever given at the club. Mr. Loomis and Mr. Belknap have prepared a special prooramme'of great interest, one of the numbers of which will be a new musical pantomime, and Club members will wish to have the opportunity of bringing their friends, undoubtedly. The full programme will be published to-morrow. AMUSEMENTS^ _________ • The Prisoner ofZenda. "The Prisoner of Zenda" will be given at the Park City theatre. Bridgeport, Saturday evening, by Daniel Frohman's special company, with Howard Gould at its head. The play is too well known to require commendation. Almost everyone has read the book, so that an exposition of its plot would be out of place. The peculiar talent which Anthony Hope possessed of making seeming probability out of an unusually vivid power of imagination, results in one of the most interesting romantic plays that the stage has ever seen. Out of Hope's somewhat improbable story, Edward Rose made a great play, the charm of which does not become tarnished with the passing of the seasons. To the dramatist as much as to the author is the credit due of the success of "The Prisoner of Zenda." The supporting company has received great praise, and" the scenic production and the costumes are fine in every detail. ^ D. A. R. At the annual conference of the Connecticut Society, Daughters of the American Revolution, to be held in the Burlington Arcade, Stamford, on Tuesday next, papers are to be read by Mrs. Luzon B. Morris of New Haven, in the morning, and by Miss M. K. Alcott of Hartford, in the afternoon. , ; He Fooled The Surgeons. . , All doctors told Renick Hamilton, of West Jefferson, O., alter suffering 18 months from Rectal Fistula, he would die unlesa a costly oueration was performed; bat. ne cured himself with live boxesBucklen'^Arnica Salve the surest Pile cure on Earth, ahd ihe best Salve in the World 2o cents a box. Sold by J' You Won't Get turned Down if you put a pi oposition in the G AZETTE want columns. Somebody will want to buy what you want to sell. Somebody will want to sell what you want to buy. So many thousands of people read the GAZETTE want ads that most any sort of a proposition will strike somebody—often many people—just right. ! • , Try it. 4" WILTON. Mrs. J. M. Betts visited New York on Monday. Mrs. Elizabeth Hill who has been residing in Binghamton, N. Y., for several years has reopened her old home in this place where she will reside for the summer. T. P. Smith has made a number of improvements about his residence. Herbert L. Sturges has greatly improved his residence by the addition of a side piazza and a fresh coat of paint. The links of the Wilton Golf club are daily populated by enthusiastic members who are delighted with the fine condition of the ground. Robert Sturges who was so seriously injured by a cut from a broken bit of glass in South Norwalk, is again able to be out. Rev. R. G. Thomson of Greens Farms preached at the Congregational church on Sunday morning in exchange with the pastor, Rev. W. D. Hart. William Sturges has returned from a business trip to Toledo. Rev. W. D. Hart and Deacon Frank Gilbert dined with Mr. and Mrs. Henry Stevensou of East Norwalk on Sunday. Contests of varied kinds seem to be the fashion among the district schools of this town. This time it happens to be base ball, the Kent and Bald Hill nines crossing bats on Saturday on a field near Wilton center. The youngsters have practiced faithfully and an exciting game may be expected. Ahorse owned by baker Lehn was taken sick with colic on Tuesday near the home of Sherman Morehouse, and despite every effort to save him died in a few hours.- Miss Edith Clerc who has been visiting her sister Mrs. George W. Ogden duriag her recent illness, returned to Phillipsburg, Pa., on Saturday. The New England Glove Co. are putting in a new rivetting machine. To the many people in town who have expressed a willingness to patronize the better class of Lyceum entertainments will be given an excellent opportunity this week, when Alonzo Hatch's Electro-Photo Musical company will give a varied programme, under the auspices of the Wilton Library association. NORTH"WILTON. Mrs. R. W. Keeler is convalescing from her recent serious illness. Strontr Comstock and family visited relatives in New Canaan on Sunday. R. W. Keeler has received a car load of oats at Wilton station. A number of fine catches of trout were made in the local streams * ,he past week' Herbert Barrett landing twenty-five fine ones in two hours fishing. • Arthur Scribner and bride returned from a short wedding trip on »Satur-day and will reside with John Lock-wood until their new home isjcomplet-ed. August Wolff has taken the contract to deliver the milk supplied by local farmers to Charles Hawxhurst, Norwalk, and has purchased a fine wagon for the purpose. CR AN BURY. The Hauragauri society will en joy a clambake at Herman Schmidt's on Sunday. - ' ' . : . Rev. T. DeWitt Talmadge VanDoren ill preach in the Chapel on Sunday at 4 p. m. What Do the Children Drink? x Don't give them teas'or coffee. Have you tried the new food drink called Grain-O? It is delicious aud nourishing and txakes the place of coffee. The more Grain-O you give thechildren the more health you distribute through their systems. Grain-O is made of pure grains^ and when properly prepared tastes like the choice grades of coffee but costs about ± as much. All grocers illit. 15c and 25c. BUSINESS MEN MEET & Discuss The Licensing of Vendors and Peddlers. .. tM-TO PETITION COUNCILS.' Committee Appointed to Procure Better Ordinance Governing Same. v There was an enthusiastic meeting of the Business Men's association held in the Athenaeum last night, at which President E. S. Adams presided with ' C. F. Tristram as secretary. Minnehaha Division S. will meet to-night Hall. ; of T. No. 15 in „ American, ...Me-. A There were about 35 members present, and the principal topic of discussion"' was the regulatng of licenses of vendors and peddlers in the public streets. These itinerant merchants under the present city ordinances pay such a,- small license, and owing to the rants and taxes paid by the established merchants the competition, if there is any, is unfair. * * These fly-by nights are a nuisance, and it is proposed to request the twin city councils to adopt new ordinances governing" their license, and to this end the meeting appointed a committee . . consisting of E. S. Adams, M. H. Glover, C. E. Seymour and F. D. Law-ton, to appear before the councils of ; their respective cities and present the matter and request that the present1 ordinances be amended to shut them out. „ EAST AND 'WEST. Editor SleKelyray Gives an Interest-iiug Interview In Cliicagro. CHICAGO, May 17. — The eastern members of the Associated Press arriv-. ed in Chicago from New#York last night in a special train over the Baltimore and Ohio road. They "will attend the regular annual meeting of the Associated Press to be held today in Recital'; hall at the Auditorium and in the even- . ing will be present at the annual banquet to be given in the Auditorium ban- ' quet hall. St. Clair McKelway, editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, was among the party. In an interview he said: "Every time I cbme to Chicago or go farther west I am impressed with th6 neefl the east and the west have for one : another and with the senselessness of misunderstanding between them. "The east is the curb rein, and the west is the spur. Both are necessary. Neither-need quarrel with the other. As progress is the rule of a nation's , life, the spur has the more to do with the place of the national nag, and Uncle Sam among riders has never failed ol purse or place in the world's sweepstakes. "Missouri horn, New York raised, v; newspaper trained, I frankly admit that the heart, history and future of this republic depend on questions that are going to be settled by thp great west. The west is going to teach the rest ot i the country how to solve the problem of squaring political economy with the rights of humanity. 7he e&fit sees lit—; tie but hard and fast doctrines. The west mixes sentiment with them. The , - result is an effervescence in both par- v > ties, but nioneyhood and manhood will soon find they must agree and that: manhood must come to the top. ^ A "The destiny of expansion wa& stamped on this Country when eastern adventurers opened up the western reserve and when southern adventurers? ;, pushed beyond the Mississippi. Bothv spread over the prairies till they gathered strength, cause and purpose to • break • a trail through and over the Rocky mountains to the Patific, and the like spirit has planted our flag in the Philippines—there to stay. It was not accident.. It was Providence; it was prophecy that Lincoln, Grant ahd Mc- Ivinley, westerners all, have wrought •; out the greatest issues of the century. The first abolished domestic slavery, the second saved the Union, and the third brought to an end European oppression on American soil and started this nation on a nation's role in the world of nations. Who sees not western primacy in thia can see nothing aright." ^ ...,es WHEN NATURE ^:• rn Needs assistance it vmay be best to I render promptly, but one should re-; member to use even the most per-i feet remedies only when needed. The | best and most simple and gentle remedy is the Syrup "of Figs manufactured by-* he CaliforuiaJEig Syrup % yy • S', m i-v N ' - \ 1 . , . «-< Sivv^ i. • . -
|Title||Evening gazette, 1899-05-17|
|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|
|Source - Location||Norwalk Public Library microfilm|
|Relation||Preceding Title: Norwalk daily gazette; Related Title: Norwalk weekly gazette; Norwalk gazette (Norwalk, Conn.: 1896).|
|Rights||This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0) license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/|
|CONTENTdm file name||39168.cpd|
' • :X^,
' ; ' ' • ' - " • / • . v • ' - * / ' . ' , • • • . ' • * • •_. . * r- •.•. /.- • ,v • - . • ' ' : v v - - ' . > ' . . . / .
- W>r • . ," - ' . _ " ' »*"*'' * » ': v ~ ' '
. • • -
1 . . . '• 1 - ' , , - ' • . . . . . •
:.'• -I..,..' - • i ...J. ••-•• i • V • .: •.-•*• '•- -I!,-.. ...•! •-' •*- '1 .-,. • a' - w,-.,." ,v' ~.... ,1, :._ • •. / •. '•.••. ... .• . ' . " - - • X -• ^ ~ - • • v \.
t •. • v' *'
Every Reader of THE
is a Buyer. GiyeThem
OL. IX. NO. 2122 v= NORWALK, CONN., WEDNESDAY EVENING, MAY 17; 1899; PRICE TWO
AND THE EARTH TREMBLED! i,
DISTINCT - EARTHQUAKE
SHOCK LAST NIGHT.
WAS FELT HERE IN TOWN.
CROCKERY THROWN FROM THE
. SHELVES IN SEVERAL PLACES.
An earthquake shock was felt in this
city about 8:15 o'clock last evening.
There was a rumbling sound that lasted
for a few seconds and as a storm Avas
coming up many thought it thunder.
It appeared as though the sound passed
to the south-west.
|CONTENTdm file name||39160.pdfpage|