"As some of the happiest events that the New Haven Yacht club have thus far celebrated were from their very nature of a nautical character, it seemed perfectly proper that there should be a watery manifestation of the elements last evening at their first concert... A tempting collation was served, Caterer Bradley, assisted by Head Waiter Pickett, officiating. Many of the members of the [Republican] league were present, also Governor Harrison and Thomas R. Trowbridge, jr., president of the league, to whom the visitors were introduced, after which they spent a few hours in a very social manner, playing billiards, whist and in conversation, and every visitor present expressed themselves as highly pleased with the attention shown them by the members of the Yacht club."
"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."
"At the Republican League, now Union League, New Haven, in 1898, twenty years after organization, what was called the Old Guard was originated, all being members on the original roll... We were distributed in different rooms before the banquet, playing billiards or cards, when word came from Bushnell accompanied by a tumbler (no dwarfed glass of today) filled with what was claimed to be ginger ale with a dash of red liquor."
"There was a little incident in connection with the charity ball in New Haven Monday night that has resulted in a breach between Lynde Harrison, ex-judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and a member of the third house for various interests, and George E. Maltby, member of the Executive Committee of the Republican League… Continue reading Republican Wine Bibers and the First Annual Banquet
"A color lithograph print depicting the winding Farnam Drive that ascends East Rock and the new monument that it leads to. The promotional print is designed as a calendar, and charts the year 1888." -Image courtesy of the New Haven Museum, Documentary Objects Collection, "Farnam Drive and East Rock Monument," Lithograph by J. D. Dewell… Continue reading New Haven’s Monument Day