The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date in 1908:
Large crowd listens to forceful addresses by Republican candidates
The Republican meeting held in Wakeman Monday evening was one of the largest and most enthusiastic campaign meetings ever held in that village. About two hundred persons, among whom were a sprinkling of women, a number of local Democrats who wished to acquire wisdom from the speakers, and several Norwalk Republicans who accompanied the speakers to Wakeman were in attendance. The meeting was enlivened by music played by a brass band.
J.M. Bechtol, as chairman of the county Republican Executive Committee, called the meeting to order, and announced that H.M. Brenenstul would act as presiding officer. In a few well chosen words, Mr. Brenenstul accepted the office, and introduced as the first speaker E.M. Palmer, of New London, candidate for state senator.
Although he does not claim to be an orator, Mr. Palmer proved that he is a good public speaker, and he was listened to with interest by his hearers. Mr. Palmer devoted his entire address to a discussion of the principles of the Republican Party.
Sailed for home
Mrs. G.W. Savage, who went to Europe in the summer, sailed for home October 8. Upon landing at New York, she will go to Washington, D.C. for a visit before returning to her Norwalk home.
W.R. Spratt, who recently completed the painting of the water works standpipe has secured the contracts for painting the poles of the C.S.W.&C. Company and of both telephone companies in this city.
Mayor officiates at wedding
The second wedding ceremony which Mayor Venus has been called upon to perform since he took office occurred at about 7 o’clock Monday evening in his office. The contracting parties were Ernest L. Neice and Miss Mamie Brainard, both of Bellevue.
Drank carbolic acid in saloon
Ernest Ziemke, of Sandusky, aged twenty-five years, unmarried and a laborer, and a brother of Charles and Minnie Ziemke and Mrs. Charles Schwochow, of Townsend, Huron County, committed suicide in a Sandusky saloon Saturday night by drinking a quantity of Carbolic acid. He died while he was being taken to the hospital. It is believed that despondency prompted the act.
Broke his arm
While walking along the street Sunday evening, Charlie Hug had the misfortune to fall on the pavement with his left arm under him, with the result that the young man’s arm was broken a the elbow. Dr. Hawley was raised to attend the fracture.
Coming Friday — Oct. 13, 1908: Two men killed at bridge
Compiled by Andy Prutsok