The top stories in the Norwalk Daily Reflector on this date 122 years ago:
Hunted with a ferret
Fred Miller of this city was arrested Monday by game warden Lawrence Broadbeck on the charge of employing a ferret to hunt rabbits and was taken before Justice Thomas Clark of Ridgefield. The hearing was postponed until January 2d and, in default of $50 bail, Miller languished in jail over night. This morning S.D. Martin signed his bail bond and he was released.
For delegate to the Republican National Convention
Announcements have been made of the candidacy of Republicans in various parts of the Congressional district for election as delegates to the National Convention at St. Louis next June. Huron County will present the name of Hon. L.C. Laylin for this honor, and inasmuch as no delegate has been selected from this county for nearly a generation, doubtless the claims of Huron County to have one of the two to be selected will be conceded by the rest of the district. Mr. Laylin is well known as a close and intimate friend of Governor McKinley’s and his selection would be eminently satisfactory to Ohio’s candidate for the presidency.
At no time before in this city has there been so beautiful a play or one better rendered by any home talent organization and not excepting many traveling companies, as the one played by the St. Mary’s Dramatic Club at the Gardiner Music Hall Monday evening.
Miss Anna May Connell, who played the title role, did exceptionally well and as an emotional actress demonstrated that she is one of great ability.
Miss Lizzie Feeney as “Sadie Milton,” by her natural talent did much to make the play a success.
G.T. Wingert, who played the part of “Norton Heath,” had in this piece an opportunity to display his admirable ability.
E.A. Brown did justice to the heavy part of “Frank Lawton.”
G.T. Hayes, as the dude by the name of “Ferdinand Simpkins,” was excellent.
John Mack in the comedy part of “Denny O’Flarity” did much to amuse the audience.
Getting ready for the new school house
At a meeting of the city board of education Monday evening, all members were present. After authorizing the payment of $2,500 for C.E. Batron’s lot for use in the construction of the proposed new six room school building on South Pleasant Street, a conference was held with Mr. F.S. Barnum, the well known Cleveland architecht, upon the best and most approved modern methods of construction of school buildings.
During the evening, L.A. Palmer was elected janitor of the League Street building, B.H. Patch having resigned the position.
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok