FEB. 26, 1909
The top stories in the Norwalk Evening Herald on this date 98 years ago:
Special meeting of Chamber
As will be seen by a call printed in another part of this paper, there will be a special meeting of the Chamber of Commerce this evening, called at the request of a committee which has had under consideration the location here of a new industry. This committee has been in consultation with the representative of this concern, which is said to be a going business, and to be marketing at the present time one of the finest and fastest selling products in its line.
The promoter of the enterprise is said to be a former Huron County boy and the statement is also authorized by the committee that the proposition submitted for the consideration of the Chamber is one that is very easy to meet.
Judge Jones charged with embezzlement
Three indictments, in the bunch of 28 returned by the grand jury Wednesday afternoon, made public today, are against former probate judge Frank H. Jones, charging embezzlement. Two of the indictments contain three counts and the other four counts.
The indictments against the former county official are based on acts alleged to have occurred before his term of office. One of the indictments charges that on July 18, 1902, as agent of Aura Bevier, who was administratrix of William Bevier Jr., he received and took into his possession $106.65, and, according to the wording of the indictment, "did unlawfully and fraudulently embezzle and convert the same to his own use." The second count charges him with embezzling the same amount as a county official, while the third count make the charge that the amount was taken by the accused.
Another indictment charges that on Aug. 20, 1901, the accused, being an agent of the First Presbyterian Church, "did receive and take into his possession the sum of $750 and did unlawfully and fraudulently embezzle and convert the same to his own use. There are four counts in this indictment.
The third indictment says that on Sept. 25, 1902, the accused received the sum of $250 belonging to the First Presbyterian Church. The two counts make the same allegations as in the first.
Norwalk High School basket ball team will stack up against the strong Lorain high school team tonight at Assembly Hall. The high school team, though two of its regulars are out on account of illness, have practiced hard for this game and are in prime condition. Contrary to the general opinion when NHS was defeated in its first two games, that the team would steadily decline in standing and finally disband, the boys have steadily improved and in the last two games have played exceptionally fast. They held down Fremont high school, who have beaten every team in the northwestern district and nearly came away with a victory at Sandusky. The game tonight promises to be a fast one and as they have but one more game at home it behooves the people of Norwalk to turn out and help push the boys into victory. Saturday the boys go to Cleveland to play the strong University school team.
Among the sick
Stephen B. Wooden, No. 26, Lee Avenue is reported quite ill with pneumonia.
Miss Dora Snyder, who has been ill with typhoid fever for nine weeks at the home of her father, W.H. Snyder, No. 86, Norwood Avenue, is improving rapidly and will soon be up and around.
Initial trip for ambulance
The city ambulance, presented to the city through the efforts of Mrs. C.B. Gardiner, several weeks ago, made its first run this noon. The wagon conveyed Stephen Wooden, the drayman, from his home on Lee Avenue, to the Sanitarium.
Mr. Wooden has been ill with pneumonia at his home since Tuesday. He was living alone and was being looked after by the Red Men, of which organization he is a member. It being difficult to care for him at his home, the patient was removed to the Sanitarium. Mr. Wooden is reported as being in a critical condition.
Friends pay last respects
One of the largest funerals held from St. Paul's Catholic Church in a long time was that of Frank Berger, the young man who was strangled to death at the Wheeling shops Tuesday evening while following his employment of boilermaker, this morning at 8:30 o'clock.
The church was filled and Rev. J.A. Schaffeld conducted requiem high mass and preached an eloquent sermon in English, taking for his text the first verse of the fiftieth psalm.
Interment was in St. Paul's cemetery on South West Street. The following friends acted as pall bearers: Joseph Gfell, Fred Bauman, Andrew Greenfelder, Carl Bauman, Alphonse Amann and Albion Kuhn.
Preaching services to be resumed at Cong. Church
Kathrin, the little daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Ross F. Wicks, having fully recovered from scarlet fever and the quarantine having been lifted by the city board of health, and all danger of contagion having fully passed, the officers of the First Congregational Church have announced that there will be preaching service next Sabbath, Feb. 28th, both morning and evening. Rev. Mr. Wicks has announced the following subjects for next Sunday:
Morning subject - The everlasting arms of the Lord
Evening subject - What is God like?
Compiled by Andy Prutsok