The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector on this date in 1888:
Emancipation Day to be celebrated in Norwalk on Monday, September 24th, 1888
On Monday, September 24th, 1888, the colored people of this city will celebrate the birth of freedom to their race — Emancipation Day — with interesting exercises.
Hon. John P. Green, of Cleveland, the eloquent colored orator, will be present and address the meeting. Other good speakers will also be in attendance.
The Emancipation Proclamation will be read by Mr. Geo. W. Easley.
Dinner and supper will be served by the ladies at Whittlesey Hall. Good music has been engaged for the occasion, and everybody is invited to be present.
President of the Day — Charles Hopkins; Vice President, Wm. Easley; Finance Committee, Jacob Noble, Ephraim Easley, George McGee, Geo. W. Easley.
The Centennial exhibit at our county fair
The Huron County Women’s Centennial Association have concluded to make their exhibit at our county fair. It is therefore hoped that all the people of the county will aid in making this a success. Articles in the various departments, especially the relic, art and needle work departments, are solicited, that this “loan exhibit” may be a creditable one. Persons having such items will please notify the secretary, Mrs. S.A. Wildman, at once.
Old time relics at the fair
A. Hill, of Peru, expects to make an exhibit of several valuable old time relics at the Huron County Fair; among which will be a large collection of ancient coins, a plow over a hundred years old; a beautifully carved horn fan 250 years old, and many other things. The exhibit of old time relics will be one of the features of the coming fair.
The fall term of school to begin Monday
The fall term of the public schools of Norwalk begin on Monday. The school buildings have all been thoroughly cleaned and repaired, and other preparations made for the year’s work.The capacity has been considerably increased by the construction of a new building on East Main Street and the enlargement of the South Pleasant Street building.
The South Pleasant Street buildings, expected to be finished and ready for occupancy by the time the schools open, while it will be several weeks before the East Main Street building is completed.
There have been three or four new teachers employed, and the indications are that there were will be a very large attendance this year, owing to the most part to the large increase in population.
A shooting affair
Last night Mrs. Alice Curran, in the course of some kind of a controversy at Mr. James Finch’s on Marshall Street, fired off a revolver, and the spent bullet hit a child of Mr. Finch’s, fortunately doing no serious injury. Mrs. Curran was arrested and brought before Justice Martin, who assigned Monday for the hearing. The circumstances of the affair will then be brought out, probably.
Coming Saturday — Sept. 8, 1955: Pioneer Rubber head named to Willard council
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok