Danbury Evening News - July 5, 1888 - Man attempts suicide by drowning in Still River.

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Andrew Lindstrum, intoxicated and tired of living, attempted suicide by jumping into the Still River. John Brigham waded into the river and saved Lindstrum. Officer Bradley arrived and took Lindstrum to the police station.

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1888-07-05

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Hat Shipments.

WANTED TO BIB.

)tnent of hate for the w eek But He Jttau" Too M uch .Noise About It.
une 23d, amounted to 2460
ANOTHER ATTEMPT AT SUICIDE.

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The A ncient _ Order ol Foresters w ag
ormally.jiinstituted M onda/ evening,
kelfoltowing E arned were chosen rfflirs.
Chief ranger, T. F. R owan; ml-cb'ef .
anger, P. F. Henebry; treasnrer, J. J.
Wne; recordingsecretBrrrJ. 3. Keogbv
nancial secretary, J. J. Dearies ; sea<r w oodman, T. F. HeBebry; j unior
oodman, F. C. S anford; senior beadle,
:. A. K eane; j unior beadle, Joseph,
ornell.
The c ourt s tarts off in good shsj>e, the
barter m emberphip being forty, a nd
fteen applications f or admittance
ready in.
After the lodge had ceased its session
he m embers and t heir guests assembled
t t he New E ngland h otel for a banquet. >
The tables of the d ining room never
ooked m ore tempting.1,! They were ar-f
anged by Mrs. Spencer the hostess ot
he h jtel, a nd t hey were i n a very a traotive shape. Some of the guests
hought t hey d id not need a b anquet,
ut w hen they looked at the very atraotive table t hey caved in at once,and
te w ith a heartiness t hat was er j oy able,
'he following was the bill of f are of the
auquet given b y P ahquioque Court,
•?o. 7C41, i nstituted last M onday n ight:

amenta of h ats for the week "Let me go. I w anv to die," followed
me 30, a mounted to 2,OG9 cases. by l oud s plashing of w.itar, were the
sounds that b rought to th«*r back winAn Eitr» Delivery.
dows tie residents along t ne- noxtfl Bide
ster Seeley w ill have three de- of W hite street.
Close o the backs
these ouse*
>f m ail hereafter. The first run the td irty waters oofthe S tillhriver.
f
8 o'clock in the m orning, the The o pposite b ank is bordered by a
one o'clock, noon, and the
:30 in the a fternoon. This ac- stone wall. T he n ight w as d ark a nd
.tion w ill be appreciated by cloudy, and the r ain was f alling. It was
a weird scene t hat greeted, one's eyes
from the rear of the tall t enements.
An open store door cast f rom t he inDeer Hill District.
lual school meeting of t his dls- terior a f aint gleam of l ight across the
the
an excited
held F riday night. T he reports water. oOn en, obank was engaged in
roup f m
ne
•asurer and of the clerk were removing a p ortion obusily arments, and
f his g
accepted. Reuben Pearce was
;ommitteeman for a t erm of all gazing toward the centre of thf
stream.
are. A. E F uller was elected The w ater was p erhaps three feet
a Henry C. R yder was chosen deep. F ollowing t he glances o f the
. The district is in good c ondi- man. a d ark round l ocking object was
visible l ying m otionless in the center of
the g leaming w aters. O ne man s tepped
Sued for Libel.
ut to
3 of this t own recently opened carefully d own a nd w alkedt ofirmly the
Grasping i
g store-in H udson, N. Y. H is dark object. a nd a h uman f orm whe
raised i t a l ittle
as
was m ade the object of a l ibelck by the Sundaay Journal of his a rms the words given abeve "were
ME.VG.
shrieked p ut w ith s tartling clearness.
Soup.
"\.
iro sued the editor of the paper The man bore h is b urden, k icking a nd
has been bound over to the
Meats.
*~—'
Roast Turkey.
Chicken Ealed.
term of the S uperior Court on struggling t o the b ank where h e d eposiHam.
'Tongue.
ted it. The g littering buttons of a
vegetables,
p.nd he to ok _the otatoTufrs.
Peas.
Tomatoes."
Bouth Center District.
wonld-be suicide for such as it was, and
Boston Baked Beans,
administered a g ood s ound s haking, a fchow Cnow. Pickles. Horseradlsn.
nth Center school district an
Catsup.
M ustard,
:ting was held Friday evening, ter which restoratives were applied to lice Pudding-wine s luce.
Charlotte Russe—Chocolate.
Delohery was elected clerk the w ater clogged person, and he was
Ice cream.
Strawberries.
FlannigaD, J ames Costello a nd finally marched off d own the street.
Oranges.
Bananas.
Almonds.
iV. M urphy the c ommittee; and It was between eleven and t welve
Tea,
Coffee.
Chocolate.
freadwell, treasurer. T heaudi- o'clock S aturday n ight, when those
Orange Wine,
St. Julian Claret.
3 James Doran and Palrick standing i a Fancher's saloon o n W hite These w ere printed in an elaborate
street, w ere startled by a h eavy splash
manner. So a ttractive were t h f y t hat
aeting w as a djourned t o Friday ing i n t he r iver a t the rear o f the place ,be d istrict secretary s ent one of t hem
Looking out of t he door a man c ould be
July 6th, t o hear r eports a nd to
seen m aking h is way slowly a nd u n o the H igh Court at Chicigo.
the q uestion o f l aying a tax.
steadily t hrough t he water. Reaching The b anquet was most heartily en- ioyed. The service was p rompt, and
the center of the s tream he assumed
Odd Fellows
sitting posture, and finally submerge* everything passed off to the great ecregular m eeting of D evotion his head. An o fficer was s ummoned a oyment of the guests.
rnent, No. 5, I. O. O. F., T uee- quickly as possible. It was Office
C. S. S mith p resided at the b anquet.
ling, t he f ollowing officers w ere Bradley. A man a mong the'crowd vo" 3e called on Mr. Ely of the Democrat
for t he n ext t erm: George
'or an e xpression f rom the press, and
o go in a fter
in, chief p atriarch; Charlf s unteered this shoes andthe. s uicidewen Mr. Ely m ade a v ery able response. Mr.
removing
s tockings
ill, high p riest; J. B. M alletr, in and p ulled him out.
Smith m ade a v ery h appy p resid'Dt.
arden; E. G. H amlin, treasurer; He k icked and struggled f or a time He w as i nformal a nd so waa the feast.
mnell, scribe; J . P. Whittlesey, and finally, being weak f rom t h Everybody e ujsyei h imself t horoughly
'arden.
o f ater
i n, be s uccumb and all testified t hat i t was t he h appiest
itan lodge, No. 7, I. O. O. F., amount the wmen tsaken w ork to reviv feast h e had been a r.
ed, and
et to
light elected Ray Durga, N. G.; him. He was then taken to the station At the close of the banquet P. H.
ylor, V. G ; H. E. Comes, R. S.; He was recognized as A ndrew Lins O'Brien, the d istrict s ecretary of the
ofutt, treasurer.
trum, a Swede, very well known to th state.made a s tatement of the character
of the order, at the request of Chairman
..,A.CQr]p«a
USfo,^5?l!en. .9 uestlpnfetL. lift. .SM4._ fe
was tired of l iving, and wanted to di Strrtthr—Mrrcrs«err-lra"-p7ea8isnrotr-"
r/PPOSED THAT BODY SNATCHED
He asked why they did not leave h im hand speaker.and greatly Interested the
hearers in his a ccount of the origin and
HAD B EEK AT
be. H e was i moxlcated at the t imethe charity f the order.
r.' O'Brien
John B righam who waded in a fte comes f rom oNew Haven. Mesides him
: respect for the f act t hat the
B
him, cut his f oot badly on some articl
every f amily are so sacred in
there were present two distinguished
that the mentioning of any of n the b ottonrof the s tream.
officers of the order. These were M. J."»
es of the departed ones in any
Boyle, of Bridgeport, chief of rangers,
In Uruguay.
episode is harrowing to the
and J. H. M urnan, of Waterbury, the
, we reserve the names in the
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, Feb. 8. district herald. ig incident.
DEAB N EWS:—July 5th we s pent n
Mr. Boyle was ill, and was obliged;to
adjoining t own dwells arespect- tracing our way on the A mazon and a leave the banqujet and retire to his
•mer on a email ecale, who has sea, c atching occasional glimpses of th room, but he l eft t he, feasters with
'neatly a nd f rugally, a nd b reught distant shore line. About 4 o'clock o pleasant 'memories of himself. Mr.

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ThefOltoWin
Furrier's repo;
address to the
national Hat F
Gentlemen :
destinies of
Finishers' Asso
years, a nd h ay'
board of d irect
preceding my j
a few r emarks
my e xperience
I h ope you wi]
£6Hs1deration.
them on you n
am i nformed t
made at this cc
eome o f our pr
go back to t h>
eome o f our t fc
"the time woe;
tlon," "the tin
nection w ith t!
elation," "the
connection w it
of w orkingmei
when we went
of money."
When w ere t
.refer t o? O ur
thirty-fourth y
has seen bad
good. I am tb
have s ome m >
bave beea men
from t he t ime
tell y ou t hat b<
ten years old
passing t hrougi
profp^ious pei
passing - throus
the "good old l
less f riends r ef<
period f rom t h'
1679, w hen the
not equal to th
ing the seasons.
sons, f or ^ ven i
in v ery rare an
any one got f i
round.
However, d ui
ma*aber of our
his Work could
of wages on an
f a cturer of h al
profit on t ha i
while to-day t b
comparatively
lair wages and
ceivES f air D IO;
why is this? 'j
not decreased t
the n umber o f
country last y <
number p roduc
period which 1
to-day the n um
Oess of the d em
-«ay hatters I m
pendant. They
the same m arki
increased and a
for the increase
<?hinery is due t
of members of
those "good old
If t ime p ern
the records of
statements of t
trade, t hat if th
times had not fc
liberal laws put
would hardly b
-country to-day
this assertion,
prove my posit;
that if til of thi
elation had fai

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