"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."
Tag: Marshal Carll
The Town Crier, by George Wickstrom
"Tomorrow will be the 88th birthday anniversary of Charles T. Carll... Like all men who have had a long and active life, Mr. Carll looks backward a great deal. His roots go deep in America's political and economic life. His boyhood home in New Haven, Conn., was across the street from the Yale university campus. The home was a large, historic mansion, but his father razed it to build there the Carll opera house."
The Republican League Purchases the Club House on Chapel Street
"Yesterday a very important purchase of property was made, being the purchase of the club house of the Republican league by its members, the consideration being $25,000... Dr. Winchell will convey to the club a clean title of the property -- which was formerly occupied as a family residence by Marshal Carll, and previous to that by the late Gaius F. Warner, and which is situated in front of the Hyperion Theater."
Dr. Winchell Takes Legal Possession and Receives the Keys
"The Carll Opera House has, to all appearances, at last passed into the hands and control of Dr. Winchell, who on Saturday took legal possession owing to failure on the part of Mr. Carll to meet his obligations... Manager Carll said last night that he had no ill feeling over the matter towards anyone... 'I have done much for the amusement-loving people of the city, and now owing to a mere technicality I am dispossessed. I'd rather not state what my plans are for the future. It wouldn't be policy for me to do so. Many well known and prominent citizens have come to me and expressed their sympathy over my present circumstances.'"