The top stories in The Daily Reflector on this date in 1901:
A large herd of Elks in town to institute the new Norwalk lodge
Not in the memory of the oldest inhabitant have as many Elks been seen in the vicinity of Norwalk as were seen on the streets of our city today, and this, too, in the face of an open hunting season.
Elks of the B.P.O.E. stripe from all over northern Ohio scented the installation of Norwalk Lodge No. 730, and they came singly, in twos and by the herd. They had heard that over 100 representative citizens of this place had signified their desire to learn the mysteries of this famous organization and they came to help teach them, and also to see the fun.
The idea of instituting a lodge in Norwalk was conceived several months ago, the efforts of which finally culminated in a charter list of 104. After numerous meetings Nov. 26 was finally selected as the time at which the members-elect should be let into the secret workings of the order. That day has arrived and today our city is entertaining in the neighborhood of 300 Elks from various parts of the state. …
The officers of the Norwalk lodge, who were installed at the conclusion of their initiation, were as follows:
Exalted Ruler, Col. Jas. H. Sprague; Esteemed Leading Knight, W.G. Gilger; Esteemed Loyal Night, C.S. Bateham; Esteemed Lecturing Knight, J.C. Curtiss; Secretary, E.S. Van Sciver; Treasurer, F.H. Fox; Esquire, E.G. Martin; Chaplain, O.W. Williams; Trustees, C.N. Frazier, W.H. Peters, John H. Beattie, J.F. Laning, A.H. Parker.
Injured at Milan
On Monday evening about 6 o’clock, a tramp umbrella mender, who gave his name as Michael Gorman, was injured at Milan while attempting to steal a ride on a southbound freight train on the W. & L. E.
The accident occurred at the junction of the tracks of the W. & L. E. with those of the electric road and almost in front of the W. & L. E. passenger station.
The man was seen to board the train with his tool box and a bundle of old umbrellas slung over his shoulder and then fell heavily to the ground, where he lay helpless.
He was immediately picked up by the bystanders and carried into the depot, where an examination revealed that his left ankle had been fractured twice and the bones were protruding through the flesh. Dr. Greenwald of Milan, and Dr. Osborn of Norwalk, who is the surgeon of the W. & L. E., reduced the fracture. He was then taken to the county infirmary by order of Mayor Curtis.
When asked as to where his home was, he said, “I haven’t got no home no more’n a rabbit. I am a hobo.” It is said this Gorman was a former resident of Sandusky and had at one time been a man of good reputation in that city, but that he had taken to drinking and fallen in the social scale.
The N. G. & M.
The Norwalk, Greenwich & Mansfield Railway company will shortly be organized. At present the leading promoters are M.J. Roseboro of Canton and J.C. Laser of Mansfield. It is claimed that nearly all the right of way has been secured and a franchise is to be asked for in Norwalk in the near future. The road will touch Shenandoah, Rome, Greenwich and Olena. The work of surveying has been started.
Two fingers hurt
Charles Klinefelter had the ends cut off of two fingers on his right hand yesterday by getting too close to a jointer at the mill of the Norwalk Lumber Company.
Death of C.A. Harley
C.A. Harley, the Summit Street furrier and hat dealer, was stricken with paralysis Friday afternoon and died at the Toledo hospital at 2 o’clock Saturday morning, says the Toledo Times.
The seizure occurred Friday afternoon about 3 o’clock as Mr. Harley was showing some furs to a number of lady customers. He had been feeling well and exhibited no signs of ill health. While talking to his customers he was suddenly overcome by weakness and staggered to a chair. Within a few minutes it became evident that something serious was amiss and that medical assistance would be required.
Mr. Harley was about 53 years of age and had been for some years one of the most prominent of Summit Street merchants. This was his first attack of the kind and nothing in his previous condition of health had given any indication of such trouble.
Coming Monday -— Nov. 27, 1962: To elect Fair board of directors
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