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BLAST FROM THE PAST - Judge Wildman nominated

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 29, 2015 at 12:46 PM

JUNE 18, 1905

The top stories in the Evening Herald on this date 102 years ago:

Judge Wildman wins circuit court nomination

Judge S.A. Wildman was nominated for circuit judge by acclimation at Toledo this morning. His was the only name placed before the convention. The only one who might have opposed him, Judge Charles S. Reed of Sandusky, was the one who put the motion to make the nomination unanimous, for he was the chairman of the convention.

Judge Wildman was born in Clarksfield, Huron County, March 28, 1846. His parents came from Connecticut to the Western Reserve at an early day and settled in this county. The boy left school at the age of fifteen and learned the printer's trade but later resumed his studies in the high school. He entered Western Reserve College in 1867, but did not complete his courses there.

In 1864 he enlisted as a private in the twenty-fifth Ohio infantry and remained with that regiment until mustering out, June 18, 1866. He came out of the Army a sergeant. He was a member of the board of education for nine consecutive years. He is at present secretary of the Whittlesey Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Needed a dray

A dray was brought into service this afternoon for the purpose of taking a drunken man to the police station. The man, evidently an Italian, was found in the stairway leading to the Lake Shore Electric offices in the Case block. He was in a stupor and could not be aroused.

First sunstroke

The first case of prostration from the heat in this city so far this summer occurred Saturday morning when Garrett Fagan, a Lake Shore section hand, was overcome.

Mr. Fagan, who resides on Baker Street, was engaged in cutting weeds along the Lake Shore right of way and was working where the hot rays of the sun fell upon him. He was stricken about 11 o'clock and was taken to his home. Dr. E.N. Hawley attended him and pronounces his case not serious.

A bad fracture

Harry Holiday, the fifteen-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. W.G. Holiday of No. 56 Woodlawn Avenue, had his left leg broken last evening in an accident of a peculiar character.

He had been learning telegraphy at the Wheeling office at the Huron Junction and was out there last evening. He was on an errand for the operator and was stepping off an engine when his ankle turned and he fell to the ground. He was picked up and medical assistance called. Upon examination it was found that the ankle bone was broken and the two small bones of the leg were broken above the ankle.

The bones were badly splintered and the fracture is a bad one. Drs. Siphers and Osborne attended him. He was brought to the city on an engine and was taken to his home.

Hurt in runaway

A bad runaway accident occurred on Woodlawn Avenue near the ballpark this afternoon shortly before 4 o'clock in which two aged people were quite badly injured.

Mr. and Mrs. George Howarth, who live near Hartland, had been in town all day and had started for home. As they rounded the bend in the street near the ball grounds, their horse shied at a little pony and started to run. The horse had just gotten under good speed when the buggy struck a hitching post, throwing both Mr. and Mrs. Howarth out of the buggy.

Mr. Howarth struck the post and received a bad cut over the left eye. The little finger on his left hand was broken and he was badly bruised.

Mrs. Howarth was unconscious when picked up but this was due to fright rather than injuries. She complained of her leg and arm hurting her but medical examination disclosed the fact that no bones were broken. Both Mr. and Mrs. Howarth are in the neighborhood of 65 years of age. The horse was stopped near the cemetery.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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