The top stories in The Norwalk Daily Reflector on this date in 1900:
A shooting at New London
Carrie Rice, of Chicago Junction, was arrested at New London Wednesday night for shooting a woman named Hitchcock.
It seems that the Rice woman has been keeping company with a New London man named James Radigan, and hearing that he was living with the Hitchcock woman at New London, she, with a female companion, drove over there Wednesday to investigate. They went at once to Radigan’s house, arrived there just as he and Miss Hitchcock were eating supper. As they entered the door, Miss Rice pulled a revolver and fired two shots, one bullet striking the lamp and the other passing through Miss Hitchcock’s hand.
Miss Rice was arrested, but her companion was allowed to go.
The Peters Party
Although the temperature was in the 90s and the heat was intense, a delightful afternoon was spent Wednesday at the home of Mrs. E. Peters, 45 West Main Street, on which occasion Mrs. E. Peters and Mrs. W.H. Peters were the hostesses at a six-hand euchre party at which about sixty-five ladies were entertained.
Following the serving of elegant refreshments, handsome prizes — silver cream ladies, were distributed to Mrs. Malcom Patrick, Mrs. C.W. Flinn and Mrs. F.D. Suydam.
L.R. Sherman and wife recently drove from Norwalk to Clyde, going via North Monroeville and the pike and returning via the prairie road, and Mr. Sherman informs us that outside of Norwalk township, he did not see one water trough for horses.
Dynamited a safe
MONROEVILLE — The B&O safe at Havana, this county, was blown open Wednesday night by burglars and $20 in silver certificates was the booty obtained. A suspect was arrested at Monroeville but later was liberated.
Governor Nash has appointed one delegate from each of the 88 counties to represent Ohio at the National Farmer’s Congress, to be held August 21-31 at Colorado Springs, Colorado. A.C. Williams will represent Huron County and O.C. Tillinghast, Erie County.
Coming Friday — Aug. 10, 1900: Louis Calt, overcome with the heat, dies almost instantly
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok