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BLAST FROM THE PAST - St.Paul gets new chimes

Norwalk Reflector Staff • Oct 28, 2015 at 3:50 PM

MARCH 22, 1907

The top stories in the Evening Herald on this date 100 years ago:

New chimes are here

The new chimes for St. Paul’s Catholic Church arrived in this city this afternoon via the Lake Shore, having been transferred from the B&O at Monroeville and have already been unloaded and taken to the church.

 The bells were shipped just a week ago today and made the journey in unusually good time, special attention having been given the shipment by the railroad people in order that they might arrive here in time for the ceremony incident to the blessing, which was planned for next Sunday, thus making possible the installation of the chimes in the church tower in time for Easter Sunday.

The chimes consist of ten bells ranging in weight from 2,500 to 250 pounds.

Next Sunday afternoon the “baptism of the bells” will take place in the church, conducted by the pastor, Rev. J.A. Schaffeld, assisted by a number of other priests. John J. Majet, a representative of the McShane Bell Foundry of Baltimore, arrived in town this afternoon to superintend the work of erecting the bells in the tower of the church.

Another victim of fever

Peter, brother of Charles Hackers, the clerk at the Castalla Big Store, who died of spotted fever Monday, making his the eighth death from this dreaded disease. Peter became ill Wednesday morning and in the afternoon was unable to attend his brother’s funeral as a however, was the case diagnosed as cerebrospinal meningitis, or spotted fever, although the symptoms were very much the same, in fact, almost conclusive evidence of the nature of the disease.

Little Irma Mickle, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Mickle, who was pronounced a sufferer from the dread disease Wednesday, was critically ill all day Thursday.

Little if any change was noted in the conditions of the Tyler and Cosino children, who have gained somewhat notwithstanding their illness during the first stages taken into consideration.

Mob violence in New London

The usually quiet village of New London was greatly disturbed Wednesday by a mild display of mob violence. The objects of the unlawful citizens were Mrs. Mary King and her attorney, L.S. Americus, of Grennwich. The weapons at the hands of the mob were eggs – plain eggs.

Some time ago Mrs. King and Geo. Zarker were arrested at the instance of Mrs. Zarker charged with immoral conduct. When the trial came up Zarker pleaded guilty and was sent to the Cleveland workhouse. Mrs. King demanded a jury trial, which was given her Wednesday and resulted in conviction. The sentence being a fine of $20 and twenty days in the workhouse.

She was represented at the trial by Attorney Americus, who filed a bill of exceptions, the hearing of which was set for next Monday. Bail was fixed and secured.

Learning of this feature a number of indignant citizens people looking for excitement, secured a quantity of “hen fruit” and started for the home of Mrs. King. It is said the house was bombarded and that Attorney Americus was unable to dodge everything that came his way before he was able to board the 11 o’clock train for his home in Greenwich.

John Butt to move

Mr. and Mrs. John Butt have sold their property at No. 89 Woodlawn Avenue to John Cole, a farmer living near Berlin Heights, who will occupy it.  Mr. and Mrs. Butt and their daughter, Mrs. Rose M. Lee, and children, will move to Lorain next Tuesday where they will make their future home.

Chas. Stacey to get new medal

Charles Stacey, one of the few men in the state who holds a medal of honor granted by Congress, has received the following circular letter from Adjutant General Ladd of the United States Army concerning the holding of more than one medal. “Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the holders of medals of honor under the Act approved July twelfth, eighteen hundred and sixty-two and section six of the Act approved March third eighteen hundred and sixtythree, shall not be required to surrender such medals in case such medals are replaced in pursuance of the provisions of the Act of Congress, approved April twenty-third nineteen hundred and four…”

— Compiled by Andy Prutsok

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