National Carriage Builders Convention, Carll’s Opera House, New Haven, Connecticut. October 18th and 19th, 1883

"While the National Carriage Builders' association were dining in Carll's opera house to-night, shortly after 11 o'clock, and one of the curtains in the parquette caught fire, creating a panic. Senator Platt was addressing the audience when the fire blazed up. Some cool-headed persons shouted, 'Sit down, there's no danger!' The band struck up 'Yankee Doodle' and the fire was soon extinguished. It was caused by a man striking a light for his cigar. There were about seven hundred persons in the theater at the time."

Williams and Walker in Bandanna Land at the Hyperion

"The colored favorites Williams and Walker in their new show entitled, 'Bandanna Land,' will appear at the Hyperion Tuesday, April 28. Southern scenes and atmosphere. The colored man from overalls to tuxedo. Ragtime talk and music. Music that's classical yet with the colored flavor. The colored gentleman of high degree elegant and humorous. The old… Continue reading Williams and Walker in Bandanna Land at the Hyperion