The top stories in the Norwalk Evening Herald on this date in 1907:
Battle for county local option is started in Huron County
The opening of the campaign for county local option in the county was made by representatives of the Anti-Saloon League in several churches of Norwalk yesterday morning. The speakers all told of the work that has been done by the League since the passage of the Beal law after a battle lasting for years. The program of local option from that time was traced until now the final effort is to be made to pass the county law, which it is believed will result in wiping out saloons in more half the counties of the state.
Petit jury at work
The petit jury for the January term of common pleas court reported to Judge Richards this morning and were immediately sworn in for duty. The case of R.M. Summers & Son, piano dealers of Elyria, against the B&O Railway Company, was taken up. The suit is for damages for damage to an instrument while being transported between Elyria and Chicago Junction.
The following jurors are hearing the case: A.J. Blanchard, M.F. Petit, Andrew Hiss, J.A. Roscoe, Dolcie Bogart, F.P. Mitchell, Joseph Brown, R.J. Spurrier, B.W. Robinson, George Tillinghast, F.E. Craig and Joseph Hohler.
The Frederick Machine Works at No. 63 East League, under the management of C.L. Frederick, is expanding and will soon go into the manufacturing business. The concern will engage in the manufacture of emery grinding and polishing machinery and power metal sawing machines. It also intends to carry a large stock of shop supplies.
In connection with the machine is a model pattern shop of seven machines in which the firm will do all their pattern work.
Norwalk man cheered old flag in English theater
The boys at the police station today received a letter from Tom Bond, special police officer, one of a party of eight that sailed for England about the middle of December for their old home.
Mr. Bond said there were about 2,000 passengers on board the steamer on which they took passage and that the voyage was a pleasant one. He says his enthusiastic love for the country of his adoption got the best of him one evening at the theatre when the Stars and Stripes were unfurled in a scene which required the presentation of the flags of all nations.
“The audience knew there was one American in the house at least,” said Mr. Bond in telling of the episode.
He left Bristol for London Jan. 5, but did not state when he would sail for home.
Coming Monday -— Jan. 15, 1907: New move against Reynolds
— Compiled by Andy Prutsok