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Falling tree kills farmer

• Feb 3, 2019 at 8:00 PM

Feb. 3, 1914

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date in 1914:


Side crushed and death results from internal injuries

Henry A. Sandow, a well known farmer living southeast of the city, in the neighborhood of Blue Fly, was killed this morning while felling a tree in the woods on his premises. He was struck in the right side by a limb of the tree, suffering internal injuries, which caused death in a short time.

In company with a neighbor, J.B. Hackett, Mr. Sandow went into the woods to cut timber. Between 8:30 and 8:45 o’clock, a big tree, which had been cut through was allowed to topple over. On its way to the ground the tree swerved to one side, striking an elm tree, which threw one of the large branches of the falling tree onto Mr. Sandow.

Mr. Sandow’s right side was terribly crushed and he suffered from internal hemorrhages.

The deceased was born in Albany, N.Y., March 16, 1863. He has been a resident of this vicinity for twenty-seven or twenty-eight years. He is survived by a wife and the following four children: Ernest Sandow, of Lorain; Herman, Lounetta and Milo Sandow, all living at home. One brother, Fred Sandow, and one sister, Mrs. Sophia Lange, both of New York state, also survive.


His bravery was recognized

Mark Miles, son of Mr. and Mrs. C.D. Miles, of this city, stopped a runaway horse a few days ago, and in recognition of his bravery, he has been advanced by Newton Castle, Knights of King Arthur of the Presbyterian Church, from the rank of esquire to that of baron, the latter being the highest degree to be handed out by the K.O.K.A.


Shakespeare Club meets at Rowley home

The Shakespeare Club met Monday evening with Judge and A.E. Rowley, of West Main Street, there being a good attendance of members. The reading of “Comedy of Errors” was continued under the h of A.V. Andrews, following which the hostess served a dainty repast.
Next week’s meeting will be held with Dr. and Mrs. J.A. Sopher, where the reading of the play will be concluded.


A great social success

One of the biggest social affairs of the season was the card party and dance given in the armory Monday evening by the Catholic Athletic Club, composed of about forty-five young men of the city. It is estimated that fully two hundred and fifty couples were in attendance. Miss Corrine Kali and Vernet Kalt provided excellent music for the merry crowd of dancers, while those who did not care to dance indulged in the progressive pedro game which was carried on in Co. G’s club rooms. There were fourteen tables used in the game. The first prize for ladies was awarded to Mrs. Henry Fitz, and for the gentlemen, to Oscar Ruffing, while Mrs. Chas. Amato and Philip Bremser were consoled.


Pastor scores modern dances

The tango, the turkey trot, the bunny hug and all the other condemned dances of today came in for another protest of disapproval in an address delivered by the Rev. William F. Rose, formerly of this city, in St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at Fremont Sunday evening. 

“The purpose of the dance today is to satisfy the carnal lusts of flesh,” he emphatically declared.

The Rev. Mr. Rose expressed the opinion that there are three classes of dancing: holy, innocent and sinful...

...”If I would announce that I would give a dance in a hall and tonite only boys or only girls, how many or how often do you think they would come?” he asked. “If dances consist only of graceful movements, why can’t boys dance together and the girls together?” The motive that prompts dancing in general is not a pure motive.”



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