BLAST FROM THE PAST

MAY 15, 1925 The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 82 years ago:
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Jul 25, 2010

MAY 15, 1925

The top stories in the Norwalk Reflector-Herald on this date 82 years ago:

Mrs. Dalzell dies in Milan on day husband is buried

On the day her husband was buried, Mrs. Ameliea Dalzell, 70, widow of James Dalzell, died at 2 p.m. Thursday in Milan, at her home on Center Street.

The husband died early in the week and was buried Thursday morning. Surviving are the children, Mrs. Wallace Jones of Elyria; John Dalzell of Elyria; Mrs. Frank Peirce of Collins and Miss Charlotte Dalzell of Gallopolis.

Police 'shoot up" tin ware of hobo camp west of city

Police Chief F.R. Remington and a N.Y.C. railway detective the other day "shot up" a hobo camp near the W. & L. E. and N. Y. C. river bridges west of the city on a part of the property of West Main Street. Drive Allotment. After all the cooking utensils, chiefly tin cans, were piled high in the air, the officers drew their revolvers and shot the tin ware full of holes. It is said tramps have entered a number of box cars in railway yards here recently to obtain tobacco and other articles.

Demon divorce has big lead on cupid in Huron County

Demon divorce has made sly Cupid look like an amateur in Huron County this month.

Since the first day, eight divorce petitions have been filed in common pleas court. The same time, only two marriage licenses have been issued at the office of Probate Judge J.M Bechtol.

The marked increase in the divorce evil is a source of much comment in local legal circles. An analysis of cases shows that in the vast majority of cases, there is no real reason why divorce litigants could not have made a success of their matrimonial careers, court observers say.

Gold discovered here today of fool's variety

Gold was discovered by workmen excavating the trench for the local telephone company at the intersection of Monroe and Hester streets this morning.

But no wild dance halls will be started in the neighborhood, nor will swaggering miners with pick axes and placer pans be seen on the streets here.

For the gold found, apparently is of the fool's variety, which is really pyrites of iron with the formula FeS2. It is a rather strange thing that "fool's gold" looks almost exactly like the genuine metal while real gold as found in nature looks like something else, as a rule. It is also a fact that sometimes fool's gold is mingled with real gold.

Norwalk school children doubtless will recall reading of the time early American colonists sailed back to Great Britain with a whole vessel load of fool's gold found on the Atlantic coast.

The pyrites probably were carried to this district by glaciers as little native iron is found in this part of the country. It was found at a depth of about eight feet.

Compiled by Andy Prutsok