The top stories in the Norwalk Daily Reflector on this date in 1890:
Accidents from air guns and Flobert rifles are becoming numerous. On Saturday, a little son of Philip Bing had an eye shot out and yesterday, a boy named Charles Schimenauer, who lives on Perry Street, was accidentally shot in the eye by another boy named Joe Koegle — Sandusky Register.
The use of these dangerous little weapons is getting altogether too common in Norwalk too, and it is high time steps were taken to suppress them. Don’t wait until someone has an eye put out but act at once. Like firearms, the pesky little things are dangerous without lock, stock or barrel.
Isn’t it about time that the Board of Health called a half on the indiscriminate throwing of garbage and other refuse matter along Summit Street west of the high bridge. One of the latest acquisitions is a lot of drippings from the gas works, the aroma of which would make a dead cat blush for shame.
Considerable excitement was caused on Benedict Avenue this morning by a colt belonging to W.A. Poyer, throwing itself. Several bystanders who knew all about such cases offered numerous suggests to Mr. Poyer, but he politely informed them that “it was his meat” and he would attend to it.
Frank Seaholtz was quite badly injured Sunday morning, at the Lake Shore round house, by falling off an engine which he was cleaning. When he fell the cover to the sand box went with him and struck him heavily in the stomach. He was found by his fellow workmen in an insensible condition and carried to his home on Rule Street, where Dr. Burt was summoned to attend him. He rested comfortably during the night and is feeling some better today.
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok