The top stories in the Norwalk Daily Reflector on this date in 1894:
Annual meeting of Young Men’s Christian Association, directors elected for 1894
At the annual meeting of the Y.M.C.A. Monday evening, the following were elected members of the board of directors for the ensuing year:
H.H. Hoyt, A.M. Beattie, E.J. Goodsell, A.Sheldon, W.J. Chambers, G.M.S. Sanborn, M.A. Buck, T.F. Hildreth, Calvin Whitney, J.G. Lehentaler, L.H. McDonald.
The new board is requested to meet at the rooms Wednesday evening for the election of officers.
Many farmers and horse owners in this vicinity complain that their horses are afflicted with lice of a very minute size. Investigation reveals the fact that the English sparrows are all covered with the same kind of vermin, and it is believed by many that the lice are scattered in barns and stacks of hay and straw by the little pests, and are then easily transferred to horses and other stock. Kill one of the birds and he will be found covered with lice. The sparrow is a nuisance in every respect, not one good word can be said for him. Kill him wherever he may be found. He is a pirate, thief and a disseminator of vermin. He is no good.
While on a drive through the county last Monday we noticed several farmers plowing for spring crops.
He was very kindly remembered
Judge Frederick Wickham, the senior editor of The Reflector, who reached his 82d birthday last Sunday, March 11, has cause to feel very thankful to his church people, the Universalist Society, for the cordial and friendly reception tendered him in the church parlors Monday evening in honor of the event.
The lades had decorated the parlors in a very pretty and inviting manner with fragrant flowers and other adornments, which added much to the happiness of the occasion.
The rooms were filled with persons who met there to pay their respects to the venerable editor and extend congratulations to him and his wife, who were the honored guests of the occasion.
C.A. Keifer, champion light weight of Indiana, will wrestle any man in the city of Norwalk under 140 pounds. Heavier wrestlers may also possibly be accommodated, subject to arrangements after a personal interview.
Call on Mr. Keifer at Hotel Norwalk near the Wheeling drops.