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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WILLIMANTIC CHRONICLE 1879-1884
The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1883
Published every Wednesday.
McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.
M. Wallen, A.H. Freeman, O.G. Hanks. Prompter: O.M. Richardson.
393. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: About Town.
394. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: The Ashford stage, John Bolles driver, leaves Willimantic at 11:50 a.m. every day for Chaffeeville and returning leaves at 1:15 p.m. It will be convenient for persons wishing to communicate with that place to bear this in mind.
395. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: The firm of Brennan & Clune has dissolved, the latter continuing in the boot and shoe trade in the same place, and the former entering into a partnership in the meat business with W.A. Foley at the corner of Union and Jackson streets.
396. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: The ladies of the Methodist church were very successful with their festival last Wednesday evening realizing about $100 profits therefrom. They repeated it the next evening. The album-bedquilt which created so much interest was sold at auction to Benjamin Jones for $15, and it has brought in $242 in all.
397. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: Rev. S.R. Free was attacked with a hard cold Saturday which threatened pneumonia, in consequence no preaching service was held at the Congregational church in the morning or evening. There being no means of public announcement of the fact many went to the church at the usual morning hour and were then informed by the sexton.
398. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: By resignation of Miss Ward, as teacher of the second intermediate department of the Natchaug school Miss Rice of the fourth primary has been changed to that room. Her place has been filled by Miss Alice B. Palmer of the second primary and Miss Hattie Bliven goes into that room as a new teacher. Miss Dorrance and Miss Yorke have also exchanged rooms in the primary department.
399. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: Mrs. Vera A. Bartlett has engaged the west store of Cranston block and placed therein an entirely new stock of millinery goods of the latest New York designs and patterns. The store has been handsomely and attractively fitted up for business. Her extensive acquaintance in this section together with a long experience to her in the undertaking. The store will be opened for business next Saturday April 7th.
TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: A vocal concert was given at
the opera house
401. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: The annual meeting of the Congregational church society was held in the chapel Tuesday evening with a very good attendance of members. Nine new names were added to the society roll, and then the old society committeeW.C. Jillson, A.T. Fowler and G.A. Conantwas re-elected for the ensuing year. The following ushers were chosen: W.C. Jillson, A.T. Fowler, G.H. Alford, Joel W. Webb, A.J. Bowen, N.A. Stearns, W.H.H. Bingham. The financial affairs of the church were shown to be in a better condition than the year previous and the sale of pews will take place next Tuesday evening. Rev. S.R. Free will be re-engaged by the committee for another year.
402. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: Court of Burgesses.The regular monthly meeting of the Court of Burgesses was held at the Borough office last Monday evening. C.A. Capen appeared before the board and asked permission to lay water pipe through Elm and Main streets to his house which was granted subject to the usual restrictions as to liability of damage that might arise. Voted to pay the following bills. A.R. Burnham, repairs, $18.34; A.R. Burnham repairs fire department, $11.75; Alanson Humphrey, stone, $23.70; C.S. Billings, care fire department $15.00; Lee & Osgood gasoline, $49.45; Labor bill, March, $28.50; Willimantic Gas Co., gas, 50 cts.; Luke Flynn, police, $62.00; Chas. T. Brown, police, $62.00; D.W. Shurtliff, $62.00; R. Davision, rent, $56.25; Lincoln & Boss, coal, $3.75; Willimantic Savings Institute, rent, $37.50; James Walden, rent, $90.00; C. Whittaker, care hydrants, $1.50; Wm. P. Worden, lighting street lights, $65.00; Dime Savings Bank; interest, $650.00. Voted to accept the proposal of Frank Ford to furnish teams to do the Borough work for the ensuing season. Voted to dissolve.
403. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: At a recent meeting held in the basement of St. Josephs Catholic Church, over which Dr. T. H. McNally presided and of which P.J. Carey was chosen secretary, to consider the matter of erecting a monument to the memory of the late Father Arnold Van Wersch it was decided to do so, and the plan of the procedure adopted was the division of the parish into districts and the appointment of the following committee to solicit subscriptions: Thomas H. Maxwell, Arthur Favreau, Jules Archambeau, Lons Bonnette, Jeremiah Mahoney, Henry Paul, Amady Newhouse, P.J. Carey, Dr. T.H. McNally, J.E. Murray, Martin Mullen, Thomas Ashton, James Haggerty, Thomas Keating, John Hennessy, Daniel Courtney, Michael Sullivan, Lawrence Casey, J. Aubartin, James Courtney, Edward Gavigan, Timothy Reagan, James Carney, Luke Flynn, Michael OLoughlin, Hop River,--Michael Sullivan, James Sullivan, South Windham, --Thomas Walsh, Christopher Healy, North Windham, --Joseph Ottenheimer, Alphonse Jenno, Conantville,--Wm. Connor, Michael Lambert, Windham,--Andrew Bulkeley
404. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: Railroad News.Two
smashups occurred on the New England railroad yesterday morning in
the vicinity of Putnam. One occurred between two trains going west
near Holmes Dump. The train in front had stopped and put torpedoes
on the track but the train following ran into it owing to the forward
train breaking in two when it tried to start up. The engineer and
fireman were slightly wounded, four freight cars and caboose car
wrecked, and the engine and tender thrown down making a bad wreck.
This caused delay to east and west trains and they went via Plainfield.
TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: Mansfield Centre.
TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: Mansfield.
TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: Andover.
TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: Liberty Hill.
TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: Columbia.
TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: Tolland.
411. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: Dr. Chamberlain of the State Board of Health, reports pneumonia and acute lung diseases as the leading causes of death in February. From such diseases there were 17 deaths in Hartford, 25 at New Haven, 5 at New Britain and 8 at Bridgeport. Scarlet fever caused 12 deaths at Hartford and 5 at New Haven, and was prevalent in a mild form in several parts of the state, including North Manchester, Willimantic and Plainville.
TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: Born.
TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: Died.
413. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: At a Court of Probate holden at Bolton within and for the district of Andover on the 30th day of March A.D. 1883. Present, F.E. Williams, Esq. Judge. On motion of Mary Ann Sprague Executrix on the estate of David P. Sprague late of Andover within said district, deceased. This court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Executrix and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Windham, and by posting a copy thereof on a public signpost in said town of Andover nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, F.E. Williams, Judge.
414. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: When you want to equip your stable with anything that is necessary to make it a perfect establishment, go to D.H. Clarks on Church Street. He always has, and now especially has a very large assortment of Buffalo Robes, Wolf Robes, Lap Robes, Street Blankets, Stable Blankets, Harnesses, and all the smaller articles of horse paraphernalia. Carriages of all descriptions sold at his stable at reasonable prices. My livery stable is first-class in every respect, and I make it a point never to let a shabby turnout. Prices reasonable. David H. Clark, Church St., Willimantic, Conn.
415. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: Advices from Tuscon, A.T.,
state that the Indian situation is growing serious, as the Apaches
on the San Carlos reservation are becoming very restless. So far
as heard from twenty-seven people had been murdered and buried in
416. TWC Wed Apr. 4, 1883: South Windham.
419. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Lombard & Mathewsons steam saw mill at Goshen depot was entirely consumed by fire last Friday night causing a loss of about $800. No insurance.
420. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Edna White tripped on a carpet in the Conantville boarding house Thursday and by falling broke her leg. Dr. Nally was called and reduced the fracture.
421. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: George Tiffany and George A. Ashley of Springfield have formed a copartnership in the wholesale and retail meat business, and located in Congdon block, Church street.
422. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Mrs. S.J. Brierly has in her spring stock of millinery and fancy goods and on May 1st, 2nd and 3d will have the opening of trimmed hats and bonnets at 7 Church street.
423. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: The Rev. Father Quinn of St. Patricks church, Norwich, has been transferred to St. Josephs church in this place, to the place left vacant by the recent death of Rev. Father Arnold.
424. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: The committee on capitol furniture and grounds in the legislature report in favor of appropriating $3,500 for a statue of Nathan Hale, to be placed on the east side of the capitol building.
425. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Rev. S.R. Free held the pulpit in the Congregational church as usual last Sunday, having recovered from his recent attack of sickness. Next Sunday evening he will deliver his discourse on Evolution.
426. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: John Bowman has an exceptionally fine assortment of hats and caps and gentlemens furnishing goods of the latest patterns and styles. His style of cloths for custom clothing are also the latest designs.
427. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: The opening of spring reminds some property owner that he has a sidewalk which must be repaired or relaid, and we remind him that S.C. Davis will do that thing for him with his matchless concrete.
428. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: It is remarkable how much increase the change from one shop to another has made in the business of A.R. Burnham & Co. carriage builders. At their large shops on Valley street they are just now fairly overrun. Cause: good work.
429. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: L.B. Egan foreman for D.E. Potter, contractor and builder, left Monday for Minnesota. He will take a trip through the north-west with a view to locating there if the country suits him. He is one of the most expert of mechanics.
430. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: John Hennessys store in the lower village was broken into Sunday night and considerable merchandise taken therefrom. An entrance was effected from the front by taking out one of the large lights of glass. The offence was probably committed by boys.
431. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: M.L. Barstow has been appointed by the Court of Burgesses superintendent of repairs on the street. Now that the streets are about settled we hope some vigorous work in repairing, cleaning and relieving them of cobble stones will be done. They need it badly enough.
432. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Quite a number of our Methodist people attended the recent conference in Providence. Rev. S. McBurney has been assigned to Wellfleet down on Cape Cod, in charge of a large and flourishing church. Rev. D.P. Leavitt comes from Weymouth and brings a very fine reputation both as a man and a preacher.
433. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: It is thought advisable to erect a double monument over the resting places of the late clergymen interred in St. Josephs church yard, and Rev. Fl. DeBruycker, Messrs. J.E. Murray, Jules Archambault, J. OSullivan and Dr. McNally, have been appointed a committee to take the entire matter in charge. The subscriptions thus far are very liberal.
434. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: They are having a pool tournament down at Norwich for the championship of New London and Windham counties in which two Willimantic players take a hand. Yesterday mornings Bulletin has the following on it: The pool tournament at the White Elephant billiard rooms was large attended last night. The first series of games between F.A. Sanderson and D.F. Hooker of Willimantic were won by the latter by a score of 8 to 2. The second series between F.A. Sanderson of Willimantic and H.T. Hale of New London were won by Sanderson by a score of 8 to 1. The third series between D.F. Hooker of Willimantic and H.T. Hale of New London were well played and many good shots were made. Hale made seven straight games and defeated Hooker by a score of 8 to 1. The playing was exciting. The spectators applauded the players enthusiastically.
435. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Rev. Peter DeRoo, of Baker City, Oregon, who has been visiting with Father DeBruycker for some weeks, delivered a lecture on Spiritualism in St. Josephs church last Sunday evening to a very large congregation composed of about all the local denominations. It seems that that clergyman is stationed in a locality where spiritualism is very strong and that he has given the subject much thought and study. He is an exceptionally clear reasoner and made out a case against modern spiritualism. The main points which the speaker essayed to prove were: The hypocritical character of Spiritualism; Evidence that the spirits of the dead do not return to this earth; that alleged spiritual manifestations are but works of the devil. At the conclusion of his lecture G.W. Burnham requested the privilege of asking a few questions, but he was not allowed on account of the rules of that church prohibiting any layman from speaking therein.
426. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Typhoid fever is raging in the vicinity of Jackson street at the present time to an alarming extent. The attention of the borough government was called to its existence last week and Saturday a delegation composed of Warden Harrington and Burgesses Scott and Elliott visited the infected district. They found the condition of things there really sickening and wondered that the disease was not even more extensive. The fumes from cesspools and outbuildings were very pronounced and the entire surroundings indicate utter neglect of all sanitary laws. In one tenement of but four rooms ten adult persons were housed and a general over-crowding was noticeable in about all the dwellings. There have been two deaths in one house within a short time and many more are sick in the neighborhood. Before typhoid becomes epidemic the proper authorities should appoint a committee to look after the many disease breeding places in this village. There should be a board of health and it should have the power to adopt stringent measures if necessary. This village has suffered enough in the past from typhoid fever to take proper precaution in the future.
427. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Safe Burglary.Early Saturday morning the report went out that the flour and grain store of Ansel Arnold & Co. had been entered by burglars and the safe therein blown open and rifled of its contents of valuables. The robbery is thought to have been committed at about two oclock in the night as at that time a sound as if an explosion, was heard by Mrs. Chapman, wife of the junior member of the firm, who occupies a room in the second story of the building. She aroused her husband and informed him, but he attributed it to the bursting of a torpedo on the railroad track an occurrence which is not infrequent at night time in the depot yard. The servant girl who sleeps on the same floor of the robbery also claims to have heard the sound and felt the jar and to have lain awake until after the striking of the three oclock mill bells. No investigation was made at that time. Mr. Arnold came down about six oclock Saturday morning by the rear stairs and found the door leading to the store barricaded with two barrels of flour one standing on the other. This condition of things convinced him that something was wrong and he discovered upon entering the store by the front door that his office safe had been blown open. It is a large-sized Valentine & Butler safe, the same one used by the Willimantic Savings Institute, when that bank was located in the store now occupied by Warden Harrington and his said to have been blown open by burglars While in use of that institution. Examination of the cracksmens work revealed the fact that they had bored three small holes slanting into the keyhole which would not without this operation have admitted any explosive, the keyhole being no thicker than a wafer. A large number of grain sacks were piled up around the safe to deaden the sound. The door succumbed to the explosive and the four flanges were blown off. They also pried off the fastenings of the money drawer with a jimmy and after taking what there was threw the drawer into an oat bin down cellar. It was at first thought that they had carried off valuable papers between $20,000 and $30,000 in amount but subsequent search show that but about $10,000 was gone, the remainder being found in the debris strewn about the floor. Among the paper taken was the following: $2,000 in bonds of Nelson Lumber Co. Minn.; $1,000 bond Northwestern Car Co., of Minn.; $1,500 stock certificates of the W.G. & A.R. Morrison Machine Co., this place; $2,000 certificates of stock of Continental Life Insurance Co., Hartford. Beside they obtained about $40 in money. How the burglars entered the store does not appear but it is supposed they got in by way of the basement. No light was kept burning in the store and by stretching a meal bag across the front window the gaze of the policeman was excluded. It was undoubtedly the work of professional burglars and it is probable that a gang are working in Eastern Connecticut as several accounts of burglaries in different localities have appeared in the newspapers recently. The swag that they obtained here is not negotiable, but it will case some trouble for Mr. Arnold to have the papers duplicated.
428. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: The exhibition given by the school at Windham drew a large crowd to the hall and all passed away very smoothly. The exercises consisted of readings, recitations, tableaux and two dramas. In the latter Miss Wilbur and Mr. Larrabee are deserving of special mention as their parts were well taken. But the honors of the evening were carried off by Miss Gussie Stapling whose fine acting and the plain, distinct rendering of her part, were the subject of many comments, which were very complimentary.
429. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Says the Danielsonville Transcript;--Prof. Wood hopes to give next Sunday morning as the voluntary in the Congregational church a new and beautiful arrangement of the popular hymn Nearer my God to Thee in which Miss Hedly and Mr. Day and Messrs. Hayward and Day will have duets. And we wish that choir, which has few equals outside the larger cities, might be transferred to Willimantic. The best of it is, it is all home talent. We of course, dont mean to say that this place is entirely barren of musical talent, for it is not; but there is a painful apathy in the development of musical taste here. We hope, however, that the study of music, in the schools may have a healthful influence.
430. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Our eastern Connecticut neighbors says the Woonsocket Reporter, are getting into a terrible tangle regarding county boundaries, and every few days we read of some new propositions for new counties, the abolition of the old, for changes in existing ones. The fact is, when these lines were drawn, county capitals were generally centrally located towns, as centrally located in those days meantequi-distant from the extreme corners of the county; but now a central location is that which is most accessible by rail, and is, in fact, the railroad centre. If the old county seat is a hill town the chances are that it is avoided by the railroad, which clings to the river valleys. Railroad building is their only remedy. New England has many such, and Tolland and Windham, in Connecticut, are prominent examples. Tolland and Brooklyn may take comfort from the fact that many of these stage county seats would have been changed ere this, only that the big towns have been unable to agree on the division of spoils.
431. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Conference Appointments.At
the close of the conference exercises Monday evening the appointment
of pastors in the jurisdiction of the Southern New England Methodist
conference were announced by Bishop Simpson. The following clergymen
have been consigned to churches in the Norwich district:
432. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: TemperanceEditor Chronicle: The brief reports some weeks since in several issues of the Chronicle of the Mission Hall temperance meetings lead me to hope that your readers might find this subject noticed regularly. I am informed that these meetings have been held regularly for the last three years and that the one held last Sunday evening was in all respects one of the best if not the very best held. It was opened by reading the Scriptures and prayer. Then followed earnest and ringing words from our old friend Geo. E. Bean who has just returned from Florida. Logical reasoning from E.F. Reed the builder to the youth present as to their building character for life and eternity. J.A. Lewis quoted Luke, vi, 46 Why call lye me, Lord, Lord and do not the things which I say and wanted to know why professing Christians say they want prohibition and vote the other way. Warren Atwood thought if we could prevent contracting the vile habit of using (?) tobacco by the youth we should avoid the chief incentive to drink. Miss M. Case delivered a charming speech and expressed her delight to find all united on prohibition quackery. Mrs. Nichols spoke pleasantly for training the young to say No to every evil influence. W.C. Cobb spoke eloquently for the right which without regard to numbers, with God could not fail. W.D. Pember spoke pathetically concerning our duty to shield the youth from the dangers of the saloon, and J.A. Conant exhorted them to commence the building of character on the sure foundation of Christ the Lord. These meetings are supported entirely by voluntary contributions and while the ladies contribute liberally it is not singular that the gentlemen contribute even more liberally which is but their reasonable duty to continue to do.
433. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: South Windham.
434. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Mansfield.
435. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Lebanon.
437. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: The Windham county Sunbeam will move to Putnam, and we, of course, hope and expect it will thrive there.
438. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: The Tolland County Press of Stafford has been changed to The Press and with its twenty-sixth year dons a new dress of handsome-faced type. Brother McLoughlin, we congratulate you on your age and prosperity. The Press is a good paper.
439. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Scotland.
440. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: South Coventry.
441. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Chaplin.
442. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Joseph A. Barber, formerly of Wauregan and a brakeman on the Consolidated road, is said to have been willed $40,000 by J.A. Armstrong, a Brooklyn merchant whose life he once saved.
443. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: North Mansfield.
444. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Died.
445. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: A first-class restaurant is the one kept by Dumont Kingsley, 118 Main street. Our eating apartment has been arranged with a special view to accommodate the public, and everything to satisfy the appetite will be provided temptingly cooked. We have established a reputation for keeping the very best confectionery, tobacco, and cigars, and we shall endeavor to sustain it. The very best quality of fruit of all kinds, and in large variety, we keep in its season. Polite attention accorded to all. Dumont Kingsley, 118 Main St., Willimantic.
446. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: I would like to sell a mortgage on property on Walnut street nearly opposite of Meadow street, consisting of one large barn, and a nice building lot quite available,--right in town. The amount of my mortgage is $500 with interest. Hyde Kingsley, Willimantic, Conn., April 10, 1883.
447. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Concrete Walks, gravel roofs, etc. I am prepared to promptly fill all orders for all kinds of concrete hard or soft walks, gravel roofs, etc. Walks second to none in the U.S. for durability and finish. Old gravel roofs repaired, and tin roofs painted with a composition which will last three times as long as any paint in the market. Will wear as long as the tin itself. For full information apply to S.C. Davis, Willimantic, Conn.
448. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Music Lessons.Miss Garretson, will receive pupils in vocal or instrumental music. (piano or organ.) Residence, the Arnold Cottage, South Main street.
449. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: A Sioux Indian, at the Pine Ridge (D.T.) Agency, having lost one of his eyes while chopping wood, writes to Washington asking that the Great Father will send him another one, as he says he can have it put in at the agency.
450. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Andover.
451. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Columbia.
452. TWC Wed Apr. 11, 1883: Fred G. Stark, (successor to J.H. French), livery and feed stable, Main St., Willimantic, Conn. Hacks furnished on all occasions. Persons wishing teams can order them by telephone taken to their residences.
453. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: About Town.
455. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Rev. D.P. Leavitt, the new Methodist pastor preached his first sermon in that church last Sunday to a large congregation. He created a decidedly favorable impression.
456. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Joel W. Webb at his market on Church street has the cutest family of young foxes imaginable. There are five of them and all were taken from one burrow in the town of Hebron.
457. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: John Hickey has sent a son to Baker City, Oregon, to be educated by Rev. Peter DeRoo, who has been visiting Father DeBruycker for some weeks and returned last Thursday.
458. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Messrs. Hooker and Sanderson of this village are making good records in the pool tournament at Norwich and there is a probability that one of them may carry off the championship.
459. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: R.E. Rogers has been appointed permanent agent of the Erie & New England express office here, Mr. Bassetts health not permitting him again to take the office. He has gone to Fenton, Mich., to recuperate.
460. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: C.E. Congdon is adding granite trimmings to his old building to conform with those on the new block. He intends to occupy one of the new stores in the grocery business in partnership with his son.
461. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: John Crawford of this place has been engaged to coach a party of young people belonging to the St. Marys Total Abstinance and Benevolent society of Norwich in the presentation of the Octoroon in that city May 31st.
462. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: A.B. Holmes, the Railroad street fish dealer, has just completed extensive improvements to his market inside and out. He has added to his business a fruit department and will constantly keep a supply of the choicest.
463. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: A grand masquerade skating carnival will be given in the Third regiment armory next Tuesday evening by Chas. H. Webster, costumes by Whaley of Norwich; music by Willimantic band; Geo. L. Wheeler prompter for dancing; tickets in advance at Wilson & Leonards.
464. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: John Cooney had his ankle thrown out of joint and a bone of the leg fractured by a caving down of a bank Friday afternoon while he was at work in Hyde Kingsleys cellar on Prospect street. Dr. McNally rendered the necessary surgical service.
465. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: William Monroe was kicked in the abdomen by a horse at Eatons ice houses in Mansfield yesterday afternoon. The injury received was very severe and it was thought at the time would prove fatal but Dr. Cotton was hastily summoned and he rendered efficient surgical aid which will probably lead to his recovery. Monroe was passing behind the horse in the stable.
466. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: A fancy dress party has been arranged to come off at the roller skating rink in Armory Hall Saturday evening, April 28. At this may be the closing up session at the risk special pains will be taken to make it a brilliant affair. About 300 Chinese lanterns will illuminate the hall and the Willimantic band will furnish music. Robert Alpaugh, manager.
467. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: The Episcopalians of this place are in luck, since having a lot given them on which to erect a church they have had a church given them for its moving. It is a cozy church edifice belonging to the Episcopal society as Central Village at the east of this county, but has not for some time been in use there on account of the disbandment of the church. The contract for removing it to this village has been awarded to James Picknell.
468. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Scarcely a night passes but that the police are called upon for a lodging place by persons who are tramping through the village and frequently of late the lock-up has been in demand beyond its capacity for this purpose. There is no disguising the fact that the tramps are increasing again to an alarming extent. Instead of making our laws less stringent, an earnest effort should be made in every town to enforce it. There is no good reason why our scattered communities should not be reasonably safe, at all hours of the day or night, but they cannot be so unless there is some effort made to send and keep tramps beyond our borders. Let a copy of the law be posted as conspicuously as for a time after its original passage. It can do no harm certainly.
469. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: A family feud created a disgraceful scene on Meadow street Monday afternoon. The father of a fifteen year old girl cruelly abused her in the street because she preferred to live with her mother, she being separated from her husband, rather than him. The neighbors are very outspoken in their denunciations. If all accounts are true of what has occurred since a liberal coating of tar and feathers would not be out of place.
470. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: It seems that a portion of our female colored population do not dwell together in the greatest harmony and peace. A little neighborhood quarrel on Spring street which dates back some time, resulted in an eruption between Lucinda Bash and Emma Harrington yesterday afternoon. No razors were called into use to settle the controversy, they being contented to contest the matter with finger nails and hair pulling the good old way so dear to the hearts of all females. Mrs. Harrington being worsted in the fracas she applied to the law for redress and had Mrs. Bash fined $1 and costs for assault and battery. What is popularly known as a circus occurred in the court room during the process of the trial.
471. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Matthew Curry and John McCormick hired a team at Killoureys livery stable Monday to go to North Windham. They drove out on to Jackson street and stopped at the railroad crossing to await the passage of an engine. When the gates were hoisted and the horse was crossing the tracks the engine began to blow off steam, which frightened him and he made a sharp turn, tipping the carriage on its side and throwing Curry against a lamppost and McCormick heavily to the ground. The former was rendered senseless and it was thought by lookers-on that he had been killed; the latter regained his feet in time to overtake the horse before he had run far or done more than slight damage to the carriage. Curry was taken in an express wagon and driven to his home where he remained unconscious for two hours, but was finally resuscitated by Dr. McNally. The injury was to his stomach but will not prove dangerous.
472. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Judge Hoveys decision in the Superior court in the case of Jerry S. Wilson against the Linen company awarding to the plaintiff damages to the amount of $3,000 and costs has been sustained by the Supreme court of this state Chief Justice Park writing the opinion. It only remains now for the company to pay over the damages with legal interest thereon. The suit has been contested inch by inch and the defense has figured in every way to escape the inevitable. This has been all through a most pitiful case and has brought down on the company an unstinted amount of censure from the community at large for its (the companys) treatment of the young man who was crippled for life in its employ. There has been of late a great deal of prating about flowers for the sick crackers and milk and beef tea, but here is an instance where one was maimed for life in the Linen companys employ and has for nearly two years been compelled to subsist on charity. Of course all these delicacies are good in their places and advertise well, but in a loaf of bread to a cripple in want there is more practical religion. We like to see people do about the square thing by their fellow men.
473. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Team Stolen.Mr. George C. Martin attended service at the Congregational church last Sunday evening and hitched his horse on Walnut street. When the congregation was dismissed he went for his team but it was gone. Supposing that it was simply the work of boys who had taken it for a ride he caused search about town but it could not be found, and he then concluded that it had been stolen. A description of the team was sent by telephone to all the surrounding towns that could be reached Sunday night and the next day information leading to its recovery was obtained. A fellow by the name of Charles Peckham who had been loitering about the village for a week took the team. He drove from here to Baltic and thence to Norwich and Jewett City and at the last place tried to have the horse fed but not succeeding he proceeded to Danielsonville. There he put up at the Olive Branch hotel and tried to sell the team to Landlord Cole for $100. He fell from that price and was willing to sell it for whatever was offered. Mr. Cole thinking that something was wrong telephoned to Norwich and in return was informed that a team had been stolen the night before in Willimantic. He telephoned to Selectman Lincoln, who had taken up the search for Mr. Martins team, and he went over there on the 10:30 train Monday and identified the property. Peckham was arrested, tried and bound over to the May term of the superior court. His story was that he bought the team in Baltic, but that is disproven by sufficient evidence.
474. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Horse Thief Captured.Charles H. Bill hired a team of Joseph Nichols Friday April 6th to go to Colchester intending, as he said, to be absent five days. He was a stranger to Mr. Nichols but having hired a team previously and paid for it and being recommended by a party in town who knew him he having lived in this section many years ago Mr. N. had no hesitation in accommodating him. He paid $10 for the use of the team previous to taking it. Not returning as agreed Mr. Nichols' suspicions were aroused and he gave Sheriff Cummings of Lebanon the job of looking the fellow up who in company with Sheriff Mosher of Portland, Ct., captured him in Chatham, Ct., at the house of a friend. In Bills five days journeyings about he had traded horses fifteen times so he says, which proves if true that he is a pretty lively sort of a chap. The incident which probably led to his arrest was an accident which befell him. On Wednesday night while intoxicated he mistook a railroad track near Portland for the highway and drove about half a mile when he came to a bridge crossing a stream where all tumbled into the river below a distance of 26 feet. The horses neck was broken, the wagon wrecked and the driver knocked senseless. He recovered consciousness after lying in shallow water about three hours and sought relief from his injuries in Portland. Thence he went to Chatham and was concealed in the house of a friend for two days. He was finally captured and brought to this village for trial, Monday. He begged off for a while until he could communicate with his son-in-law at Burnside, Mr. Frank Hanmer, who is a gentlemen of means thinking he might get him out of the scrape. Mr. Hanmer came here yesterday but refused to render any assistance for the reason that Bill was a worthless character. He was given a hearing before Justice Sumner Tuesday afternoon and sufficient cause was found for binding him over to the May term of Superior Court and he was committed to jail in default of $500 bail.
475. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Mansfield Centre.
476. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Ashford.
477. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Scotland.
478. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: A book agent named Etta M. Lewis, aged only nineteen, has been arrested in Bridgeport for forging and other capers.
479. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Speaking of the next Presidency, Senator Logan is credited with the remark that the next candidate of the Republican party will come from Illinois. He is, of course, too modest to mean that he will be the fortunate or the unfortunate man, and the presumption is that he has young Mr. Lincoln in his eye. Mr. Lincoln has made a pretty fair Secretary of War. Indeed it is difficult to see, considering the unimportance of the office, how he could well have made a bad one. The only claim, however, which Mr. Lincoln appears to have is that he is the son of a great Republican President. This is a very poor recommendation.
480. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Rather Hard on the Old Man. A young lady residing in a border town remarked, in regard to her fathers snoring, that the neighbors all set their washtubs out, thinking a thunder shower was coming on. And sensible people who are afflicted with Itching piles, and humors of every name and nature, procure a box of Swaynes Ointment and bring about a speedy cure. Why fret, scratch and suffer for years, when fifty cents worth of the above invaluable preparation will make you feel as rich as a Jew and as happy as a clam at high water.
481. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: A.B. Holmes, Dealers in Fresh and Salt Fish of All Kinds, Shell Oysters, Scollops, Clams & Quahaugs constantly in stock. The Oyster Trade a Specialty. ____ furnished with any desired quantity at short notice. Correspondence salicited. A.B. Holmes, 7 Railroad St. Willimantic.
482. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: The branch Jewelry Store of H.A. Kingsbury, is open with a full line of Watches, Diamonds, Jewelry, Silver and Plated Ware, Spectacles etc. etc., which the public is cordially invited to call and examine. I have procured the sole agency for the celebrated Quick Train Rockford Watches. These watches are especially adapted for Railroad use, or anywhere where close time is required. Also, a full line of Waltham, Elgin, Hampden, Springfield and the best Swiss watches, all of which are warranted to five satisfaction or the money refunded. Repairing of all kinds promptly done, and all work warranted. H.A. Kingsbury, Hayden Block 41 Willimantic.
483. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Three Farms for Sale! Located in the Town of Ashford. No. 1. One Farm in the north part of Ashford containing 38 acres of land, suitably divided into mowing, pasturage and tillage, with a variety of fruit, and house and barn nearly new. No. 2. Saw, Grist & Shingle Mill with splendid water power, and a good farm containing about 100 acres of land, large house and barn, wood sufficient for fire, fruit trees in bearing sufficient for family use. No. 3. Farm No. 3, situated in the south part of Ashford, contains 238 acres of land, suitably divided into mowing, pasturage and tillage land, well adapted to stock raising or dairy purposes. Will cut hay sufficient to keep 35 or 40 head of cattle through the winter. Enquire of Edwin A. Buck. Willimantic, Conn.
484. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Change of Business. Somers Brothers have decided to go out of the Domestic Goods of all kinds and adapt their future business to their location and store facilities. With this purpose, they are to clear out all Domestic Goods, Cloaks, Shawls, Dress Goods, Blankets, Flannels, Sheeting, Shirtings, etc. At a great sacrifice. Also, hosiery, ladies and childrens knit goods, underwear of all kinds, millinery goods! Hair goods, music, etc. at nominal prices. They have just purchased a large invoice of Ladies Underwear the balance of stock left from a retiring manufacturer, for less than cost for cash, which they are offering at lower prices than ever given in Willimantic. The goods are made in the very best manner, of Dwight Heavy Long Cloth and New York Mills Muslin. A good opportunity to secure Bargains in Good Goods. Somers Bros. European House Block.
485. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Geo. M. Harrington keeps a First-Class Line of Groceries, Boots and Shoes, and Domestic Dry Goods, and ____ces will always be found in accordance with the Lowest Market Prices. Our Stock is complete as can be found anywhere, and it will be our highest aim to please our customers in every respect. We Deliver Goods to any part of the village. Geo. M. Harrington, Upper Main Street. Agent for this town for Eureka Safety Valve, for preventing the explosion of kerosene lamps. Nobody should be without them.
486. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: M. Naquet comes to the rescue of those who wish to dye their hair with no risk of injuring their health, and gives the following formula for an innocuous coloring lotion: dissolve 100 of bismuth (the metal) in about 250 parts of ordinary nitric acid. To this add 75 parts of tartaric acid in water and then considerable water to insure complete precipitation. Throw the whole on a filter and wash the residue with water until the washings are no longer acid. The magma, or residuum left on the filter, is put into a dish and a solution of ammonia is stirred in until all is dissolved. To this liquor add 75 parts of hyposulphite of soda in powder and when the salt is dissolved the product is filtered and bottled. One or two per cent of glycerine may be added. The hair or beard is saturated with the solution and in five or six hours it becomes a chestnut hue. After washing it turns to a flaxen hue, but if the process is repeated daily the hair becomes a deep chestnut color.
487. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Bottled Lager, put up expressly for Family use, 60 cents per doz. Robert Smiths India Pale Stock Ale, 70 cents per doz. Wines, Liquors, Porters & Cider bottled especially for Family Trade, by Thomas J. Kelley, Agent for Jones Portsmouth & Bay State Ales.
488. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Sewing Machines, Oil Stoves, with rediators, Buttericks Patterns, Picture Frames, Music Goods, &c, &c. at E.A. Barrows, 139 Main Street, Willimantic.
489. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: C.N. Andrew, Fire Insurance Agency, Bank Building, Willimantic, Conn. Insures against Fire and Lightening at Lowest Rates for Reliable Companies. He still retains the well-known Agricultural Insurance Company (of Watertown, N.Y.) for insuring Farm Property. When you have insurance to place give us a call and we will do you good. Willimantic, Conn. May 20, 1880. To whom it may concern: This is to certify that I have this day received from the hands of the adjuster of the Agricultural Insurance company, the payment for loss of my house in full and to my entire satisfaction, and I heartily indorse the company to all my friends and the public generally as being fair and honorable in all their dealings with their patrons, and should advise farmers and owners of private residences to insure in the above company. Charles Hall, Represented by C.N. Andrew, Willimantic, Ct.
490. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Hanks Hill. This is a silk manufacturing village, and is a busy little place. It is located in the eastern part of the town, (Mansfield) between Spring Hill and Gurleyville somewhere about equidistant from each place. In altitude it is above the level of the Fenton river and below the level of Spring Hill, some hundreds of feet each way. It is situated on a small plateau, gradually rising towards Spring Hill on the west, and gently sloping to Fenton river on the east. It is neat and tidy in its appearance and bears evidence of taste and refinement. Here no dilapidated old buildings are to be seen and no useless debris is found lying carelessly scattered around, but everything about the premises appears in perfect order, (we are speaking from a general observation before the destruction of the mill by fire). The power required for operating the machinery in the mill is obtained from a small stream on which there are two reservoirs, one across the street opposite the mill, on the margin of which is a grassy walk which add to the beauty of the surrounding scenery. The other is located father up stream, and is sometimes used as a baptistry by the church on Spring Hill. This pleasant little village is historic in the annals of silk manufacture. It was here that the first successful attempt at its manufacture by machinery was made on the Western Hemisphere. Here remains the little mill 12x14 (removed from its original site) wherein the attempt was made a success and wherein started the germ of this great and prosperous industry. Here the Grandfather Rodney Hanks who started and made it a success, lived and died. Here the father George R. Hanks still lives and takes an interest in the business and here the sons John S. and P.G. Hanks were until the recent fire pursuing the same occupation. Therefore the name of Hanks Hill, is more than appropriate and well recognized throughout the surrounding country. One thing in connection with this village wherein it differs from most other small manufacturing places, it is now, always has been, and according to present indications, always will be, in politics, - Democratic. The first church bell ever casst in America was cast by a member of the Hanks family in this place. Previous to the manufacture of silk by machinery, Horace Hanks a relative of the same family invented the double geared wheel head which was used on the common spinning wheel and which proved a valuable invention, and a great help in the manufacture of silk by hand. Some of your older readers well remember the busy whirr and whiz of this old fashioned institution the relics of which can be found in many an old-garret at the present day. In those days silk and twist were sold by the skein and formed an important medium of change, amounting almost to a standard currency in the silk-producing districts. The raw article was of home product and a source of revenue to such as engaged in its cultivation. The mulberry flourished spontaneously and the business furnished employment alike for young and old of both sexes. The younger part usually gathered or picked the leaves from the trees, in which occupation the boys and young men were compelled either from their superior agility, or motives of modesty to gather from the topmost branches, while the gentler sex gathered from the lower. The leaves were gathered in a strong cloth wallet suspended in front by shoulder straps with a string to tie it about the waist to keep it from flopping about. A hundred pounds a day in ordinary picking was considered a fair days work. The silk worm developed rapidly in growth, shed its skin three times and then crawled into the bushes conveniently placed for that special purpose spun or wound its silken insides into a ball or cocoon completely enveloping itself in a hard fibrous shroud preparatory to emerging in the form of a miller. It was during this intermediate state after the winding that the silk was reeled from the cocoon. The worms were lively at feeding time other than that they were quiet and orderly insects; lying about half their length horizontally with their heads raised to nearly a perpendicular, apparently in deep and pensive meditation. They were harmless but possessed a cold, icy feeling when taken in the hand, and as they required removing and handling several times during their growth this part was left with and performed by the wimmen folks which would possibly create unpleasant sensations to the present generation of young ladies. But we have drifted away from our starting point and will return to Hanks Hill. George R. Hanks the elder and John S. one of his sons have both represented the town in the state legislature both of them sent there by the democrats in the face of a strong republican majority thus giving evidence of their popularity as citizens. If we mistake not George R. Hanks was associated with his father Rodney in his early attempt to silk manufacture by machinery and they also in company at one time carried on an extensive business in the manufacture of cannon swabs for government. After it became an established fact that silk could be manufactured by machinery curiosity and speculation were rife to witness the operation. The doors of the mill were kept closed against strangers and the process kept a secret as far as possible. On one occasion while George R. Hanks then quite a young man was super of a small mill at Gurleyville a stranger entered the mill when Mr. Hanks politely but firmly ordered him out. The stranger subsequently proved to be the Hon. Wm. L. Marcy then governor of New York and afterwards member of the cabinet under Martin Van Buren. From the foregoing it will be seen that from Hanks Hill and from the Hanks family sprung this great and prosperous industry requiring nameless millions of capital and giving employment to an unnumbered multitude of operatives. On last Christmas the Hanks had the misfortune to lose their mill, machinery stock manufactured and raw, in fact everything appertaining to their business, by fire. The loss was partially covered by insurance but to an amount far from adequate to rebuild and restock with machinery. Still in the face of this difficulty with characteristic energy and enterprise which marked the career of the family at the outset, they have commenced to rebuild and will soon start in business again. May they be successful, and may the memorable spot where originated this gigantic industry continue to thrive in this business long in the dim and distant future.
491. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Henry H. Flint, Wholesale and Retail Druggist. The best place in Willimantic to find the best and ONLY compete stock of Leads and Oils, Coach and Carriage Goods, Artists and Chromo Lithographic Materials, Wax Flower Sundries, Including English, B.B., Jewett, Lewis, Hall, Bradley & Co.s and Keystone Lead. Wadsworth, Martinez & Longman Pure Prepared Paints. Any building that is not satisfactory when painted with our Prepared Paints, we will repaint at our expense with such White Lead or other Paints as the property owner may select. This agreement will be promptly fulfilled upon notice from the Dealer that our paints have not given satisfaction. Raynold & Masurys Coach Painters Goods, Alabastine for finishing walls and ceilings, is the most durable and economical material known. It is a valuable discovery, and is rapidly superceding Kalomine and other wall finish. Manufactured in a variety of beautiful tints, and can be applied by any one. Babcocks Varnishes, Windsor & Newtons Tube Colors. Fulton White The new non-poisonous heavy body pigment, ground specially for inside and outside use, possesses 25 per cent more covering properties and works more freely under the brush than the best white lead.
492. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: G.G. Standish. F.M. Thompson. Spring 1883. We feel great satisfaction in stating to our patrons and the public, that our Spring Goods are better in style and quality than ever before. We have been careful in selecting, to get the best city styles and from the best makers. In purchasing of us you may feel assured there are no better styles, no better fitting goods, none that will wear better, and that you are buying the latest made good cheaper than you can get them in any city. You are cordially invited to look at goods at any time, whether you purchase or not. Yours very respectfully, Standish & Thompson, 144 Main Street. N.B. Furniture of every description for sale by F.M. Thompson. I keep only the Latest Styles, and can name the lowest prices. Three parlor suites received last week, covered with Plush and Silk to be sold cheap, at Standish & Thompsons Boot & Shoe Store.
493. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: News of the Week.
494. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Died.
495. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: I would like a bid on fifty Shares of Continental Life Insurance Stock of Hartford. Hyde Kingsley. Willimantic, April 10, 1883.
496. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Columbia.
497. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: The original Windham Frog Song, and a history of the Bull Frog Scare, in a neat little pamphlet, for only five cents. Sent postpaid on receipt of price. Address, The Chronicle, Willimantic, Conn.
498. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Know 1. In search of Holiday Gifts should fail to visit A.C. Andrews Music Warerooms, where you will find elegant Upright and Square Pianos and all the latest styles of Parlor Organs for sale at the Lowest Prices and on Easy Terms. Also, sheet music, music books, accordeons, harmonicas, violins, violin bows, violin, banjo, and guitar strings and trimmings, in fact, everything in the music line that one could wish, from the five cent Jewsharp to the five hundred dollar Grand Piano. We invite special attention to our stock of Accordeons. One makes an elegant Christmas Present. Call and see us. Every one welcome whether they buy or not. A.C. Andrew, music dealer, Bank Building, 177 Main St., Willimantic.
499. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: M.A. Gilman, Ice Cream Parlors, Brainard House Block, corner Main and Church streets, Willimantic. Lunch rooms on European plan. Fruit and Confectionery of all kinds constantly on hand. A large stock of cigars and tobacco. Our pure Havana-filled Five Cent Cigars are the best in town. Try them. Domestic Bakery. Fresh bread, rolls and biscuit every afternoon. Pies and cakes made to order on short notice. Ornamental Wedding Cake made to order at a low price. Hot brown bread every morning including Sunday. None but first-class bakers employed. Fresh sweet milk by the quart. Milk brought in every morning and night. M.A. Gilman.
500. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Columbia.
501. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: North Windham.
502. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Andover.
503. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Attempted Murder and Suicide Near Danielsonville. Last Saturday morning Mr. Olney Burgess living in Foster, R.I., near the Connecticut and Rhode Island line, called on Mr. Henry Burlingame and his brother Daniel Burlingame, who live in Killingly, near the state line, and ate breakfast with them. The three had some conversation about a wheel and in a friendly manner talked of other matters. Mr. Henry Burlingames family were engaged in making pies for Mr. Burgess. Without warning, Mr. Burgess drew a revolver and fired at Daniel, inflicting a flesh wound, somewhat troublesome but not dangerous. Henry, intending to save his brother from further harm, attempted to obtain possession of the revolver in Burgess hands; Mr. Burgess resisted, and in the struggle for the weapon shot Henry twice; the first time wounding him slightly on top of the head, but the second tie the ball a small one of thirty0two calibre entered near the nostrils, and its location on Saturday had not been ascertained. Physicians were sent from Danielsonville, Drs. Hutchins and Jenkins, who say that the second wound is dangerous. Mr. William Hopkins, a constable, took the assailant into custody and took him to Danielsonville. Mr. Burgess voluntarily started with Constable Hopkins, but on the way jumped from the wagon and attempted to escape. He was easily secured by the officer. On his arrival in Danielsonville officers took him to the lock-up. As Mr. Burgess was about to enter the cell, he said to the officers: If you will let me jump into that pond I will save the state trouble and expense; I dont know how I came do [sic] what I have done. Not long after locking up his prisoner Sheriff Bowen returned to see how he was and found that he had torn things up in the cell badly and was then seriously ill. He sent for doctors who found the prisoner was suffering from poison. All efforts to save him were unavailing and he died in about two hours after being found by Mr. Bowen. Mr. Burgess could speak only with great difficulty while he was being attended, but he said he had taken it on purpose, and, as near as could be understood, he had taken jessamine, while on the way to Danielsonville with Mr. Hopkins. The deceased has been for some time in a bad condition mentally, and undoubtedly growing worse during the past year. He had considerable knowledge of the compounding and use of medicines, and had prepared his dose of poison with fatal accuracy. He was possessed of great skill as a mechanic. About three years ago he shot a young man named Henry Owens, so that Owens will be blind during his life. It was thought at the time he had good cause to shoot. He leaves a son and daughter. He was about fifty years of age.
504. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Gurleyville. Rev. Mr. Gammons of this place has left his Methodist charge here, and gone to Fall River Mass. Mr. Gammons has been with us a year and endeared himself, not only to the people of his congregation, but to many others who have had the good fortune to make his acquaintance. His departure from our midst is a matter of universal regret, and to those outside the church quite unexpected. His social qualities, and genial disposition won for him the good will, esteem, and warm friendship of those denominated worlds people, among whom the writer should be classed. He gave his attention strictly to his calling, and to his own personal affairs. In this respect he differed from some of his neighboring clergymen for he never intermeddled in politics, or postponed a religious service, for the sake of a primary meeting, and playing the role of caucus lobbyist therein. Neither did he deem it beneath his dignity, or hesitate when occasion required, or opportunity offered, to lay aside his clerical garment, and perform manual labor. In the pulpit he will be missed, and it is doubtful if his place can readily be filled. His company was always welcome among all classes and as a neighbor, and friend he had but few equals.
505. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Special Bargains! Goods at Less than Cost. 50 prs. of Childrens Lace Shoes sizes 6 to 9. Price 50cts. As good to wear as any $1.00 made. 50 prs. Lace Shoes sizes 9 to 13 for 98cts. Better to wear than any $1.50 Button Shoe made. 50 prs. Ladies Kid Button Shoes at $1.87 sizes 2 ½ to 5 as good as any $2.50 shoe sold. These are first quality Goods and are sold at these prices only to close out these Odd Lots. They cannot be Duplicated. Come early if you wish to secure any of these Bargains. Respectfully, W.N. Potter.
506. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: For the Spring Trade Fine Dry and Fancy Goods. Arrival of our New Spring Stock Every Day. Elegant new styles in dress goods and trimming. Great bargains in black silk. All the new shades of cassimere and dress flannels, dress ginghams and prints. New buttons every day. Superior line of domestic, white goods. A full stock of towels, linens and other staple goods. Corsets, hosiery and kid gloves. We have got Good Goods and mark the Price Low. C.M. Palmer & Co.
507. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: S.B. Kenyon, Manufacturer of Single & Double Harnesses, and dealer in Halters, Blankets, Whips, Lap Robes, Axle Grease, &c. Also, an improved Wrench that fits any wheel. I pay special attention to repairing, and do it neatly and immediately. 23 Church Street, Opp. M.E. Church, Willimantic, Conn.
508. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Voluntown Bazar, 245 Main St. Willimantic. The best and the cheapest assortment of Stoves, Tin, Glass, Crockery, Etc. Plumbing, and Tin Roofing, Sheet Iron, Copper and Tin Work, done to order at short notice and in the best manner. All Stove Repairing is Cash on delivery. Levi A. Frink.
509. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: National House, State St., New London, Ct. Recently refitted and Refurnished. Good board by the day or week on reasonable terms. George A. Davis, Proprietor.
510. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Chas. N. Gallup, M.D. Physician and Surgeon, Columbia, Conn. Special attention given to all forms of Consumption.
511. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Daniel C. McGuinness, M.D. Office and Residence, Commercial Block, over Apothecaries Hall. Willimantic, Conn. Dr. McGuinness will make diseases of the lungs and kidneys a specialty, also surgery. Office open at all hours day and night. Graduate of Columbia Medical College, N.Y. City.
512. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: T.H. McNally, M.D., Physician & Surgeon. Office and Residence, Union Street, Corner of Centre. Open Day and Night.
513. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: W.H. Latham & Co. Contractors and Builders. Odd sizes of Sash and Doors made to order. Turning, Scroll Sawing, and General Jobbing. Painting, Paper Hanging, Calcimining, Graining and Sign Lettering. Orders solicited and promptly attended to at Reasonable rates. Shop on Spring St., between Walnut & Pearl.
514. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Dr. Samuel David & Son, Physicians and Surgeons, Office: Hickeys House, Union St. Dr. Samuel David will make a specialty of diseases peculiar to the Female Sex, also surgery. Office open at all hours day and night. Graduates of Victoria college, Canada.
515. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Isaac B. Gallup, M.D., Physician & Surgeon Office at Residence, No. 10 Pearl St., Willimantic, Ct. Graduated from College and began the practice of medicine in January, 1871. Also, a member of the Connecticut Medical Association. Office Open Day and Night. Telephone in Office. Office Hours 7 to 10 and 11 to 12 a.m., and evenings.
516. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Shea Brothers, Dealer in Groceries and Provisions, Flour, Etc. John C. Sheas Old Stand. Jackson Street, Willimantic, Conn.
517. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: G.B. Hamlin, Dentist. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Laughing Gas constantly on hand. Office: Union Block, Main Street, Willimantic, Conn.
518. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: J.D. Jillson, Dentist, Rooms in the Second Story of Post Office Block, Willimantic, Conn. Residence, Corner Prospect and Bellevue Streets.
519. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: F.S. Blood, Dentist, Stiles & Alpaugh Building, Willimantic, Conn.
520. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: J. OSullivan, Builder and Joiner, Estimates given on work of every description. Jobbing will receive prompt attention at the shop on Valley Street, between Jackson and Center, Willimantic, Conn.
521. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: John Killourey, Hack, Livery, and Boarding Stable. Has a fine new Hearse. Jackson Street. Carriages furnished for Funerals, Weddings, etc. Horses boarded by the Day or Week. Prices Reasonable.
522. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: T.R. Congdon, Dealer in Crockery, China, Glassware, Stoves, Tinware, Etc. Jobbing in Tin and Copper. Work done at Short Notice. Main Street, Willimantic, Conn.
523. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Cess. Pools, Sink Drains, and Privy Vaults cleaned and taken care of on reasonable terms. No slops left behind. Address or call on Earl S. Crantons, Willimantic, Conn.
524. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: For Sale. Two well located houses with building lots for sale on easy terms. Enquire A.S. Turner.
525. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: For Sale Very Pleasant building lots for sale at reasonable prices and on easy terms. Also, a house and lot corner of North and Spring streets. For particulars, enquire of J.A. Conant.
526. TWC Wed Apr. 18, 1883: Notice. To give everybody a chance to supply themselves with good goods cheap, will offer at discount of 15 per cent for every dollars worth of goods purchased for cash, commencing Saturday, April 21, continuing to Saturday, April 28 inclusive. J.A. Stillmans.
527. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: About Town.
529. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: The Boston & Willimantic Clothing company are going to give away a pair of roller skates to each purchaser of boys suits to the amount of $5 and upwards. Enterprising firm.
530. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: G.G. Cross opened his five cent lunchroom and fruit store at the corner of Union and Temple streets Tuesday. He calls it The Gem and has fitted it up very attractively.
531. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: A very handsome plate glass front has just been put into the store in Union block owned by E. Stiles and occupied by J.M. Alpaugh. It is similar to Baldwin & Webbs in the same block.
532. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: The ministers of the Ashford Baptist association held a conference at the church in this place yesterday morning. Last evening Rev. Mr. Stubbett of Putnam, a very able preacher, delivered an eloquent discourse to a good congregation.
533. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: If all that the promoters of the Providence, Danielsonville and Willimantic railroad were after was a charter to build that line they were gratified by its passage last Wednesday by the legislature. But does anybody suppose it will ever be built? We wish it might be.
534. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: E.T. Hamlin, of the opera house boot and shoe store, has received his new spring goods comprising the latest and best styles in foot wear.
535. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: The masquerade party at Armory hall last evening under the management of C.H. Webster was large and enjoyable. The Willimantic band furnished music for the roller skating after which the opera house orchestra was called into use for dancing and that continued till a late hour under the direction of Geo. L. Wheeler as prompter.
536. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Officer Flynn arrested Timothy Sullivan while drunk Monday afternoon for an unprovoked assault on Michael Duggan gatekeeper at the Main street railroad crossing. He was brought before Justice Hunter Tuesday morning who dismissed the charge for drunkenness but fined him $1 and costs for assault amounting to $11.91. His father settled.
537. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: In speaking of crossing the dangerous railroad crossing at the depot Mr. Hyde Kingsley, the other day made a surprising statement that his team had passed there for about sixteen years making over 48,000 trips and during that period had never received the slightest injury from the cars. He considers this immunity principally owing to a gentle team and a careful driver.
538. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: The hours of daily session at the Natchaug high school have undergone a slight change whereby the scholars are dismissed at 2:45 each afternoon. There is no recess but a half hour intermission at noon is given making practically one session a day. The hours in the undergrades are also slightly changed their being no recess in any but the primary departments and school is dismissed a little earlier.
539. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: The family of Stutely M. Sweet, who was killed at the railroad crossing at this station about a year since, has sued the New York and New England company and the case is now on trial in the superior court at Tolland before Judge Loomis. The suit has occupied a number of days and it is thought by some who have listened to the trial the plaintiffs have made out a pretty good case and will recover damages.
540. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Miss Mary E. Carney, Pleasant street, was agreeably surprised last Friday evening by a number of her young acquaintances who called on her for the purpose of bestowing a token of their esteem and friendship in the shape of a costly pair of bracelets. They were pleasantly presented by the visitors after which the young people spent the evening in sociability and refreshments and dispersed at a seasonable hour.
541. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: The event of the season on roller skates will be the closing session of the season at the rink in Armory hall next Saturday evening which will be a dress party. The proprietor, George A. Baker will spare no pains to make it the best which has ever occurred here, and in this endeavor will be assisted by Robert Alpaugh as general manager. The hall will be brilliantly illuminated by 300 Chinese lanterns and the Willimantic band will furnish their best music for the occasion.
542. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: At the annual assembly of Olive Branch Council No. 10 R & S, masters held Tuesday evening at Masonic hall the following officers were duly elected for the ensuing year: - T.I.M., Chas. J. Fox, M.D., R.I.D.M., Chester Tilden; I.P.C of W., John H. Bullard; C. of G., Chas. S. Billings, Comp. Treas. E.T. Hamlin; Comp. Rec. James Harries Jr.; Comp. Cond., Henry W. King; Comp. Steward, Henry M. Graupner; Comp. Sen. Wm. Thompson. The officers elected were duly installed by Past T.I.M., Chas. S. Billings assisted by Comp. A.R. Morrison as Marshal.
543. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: The Jewett City correspondent of the Norwich Bulletin has the following about a former esteemed resident of this village. Mr. A.B. Burleson has made the Baptist society a present of a very desirable building lot situated just across the bridge, in the town of Lisbon. We learn that the gift has been accepted and building will be commenced soon. The generous donation was worth at least four hundred dollars. Mr. Ensworth, learning of Mr. Burlesons generosity, kindly released the Baptist society from their obligations to him.
544. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: The roller skating exhibition at Armory hall Saturday evening was a very brilliant affair on the part of the skaters and the attendance was larger than on any previous occasion this season. It was conducted by C.A. Dunn of Norwich skating rink who gave the people of this village the pleasure of witnessing the skill of four of the best skaters in New England Miss Carrie Gilmor and Prof. Livesey of Worcester and Messrs. Battey and Hecker of Providence. The audience was highly pleased with the exhibition and expressed its appreciation by frequent applause.
545. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: At a special meeting of the Court of Burgesses held at the Borough Office Monday evening the following business was discharged: Albert Barrows went before the board and gave notice that the borough in grading Mansfield Avenue had encroached upon his property and asked that some action be taken in the matter. A petition signed by Hyde Kingsley and others asking that a cross walk be laid across Church street between C.E. Congdons and W.H.H. Binghams properties. Was voted to erect a lamp post and lantern on Church street near W.H.H. Binghams store the exact location to be determined by the street committee. The following bills were ordered paid: Joseph Wood, assisting surveyor, $6.13; Hyde Kingsley, rent Bucket Co., $25.56; Buck, Durkee & Stiles, gasoline, $147.70; E.S. Boss, $17; H.N. Wales, $24.65; Voted to dissolve.
546. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Following is the result of the recent pool contest played at Norwich for the championship of New London and Windham counties in which this village carries off the honors: The last game of the tournament which was to decide the winner of the third and fourth prizes the first having been won by F.A. Sanderson of Willimantic, was played at the White Elephant rooms between Hooker of Willimantic and Baldwin of new London the former winning the game by a score of eight to five. The prizes were awarded Monday evening at the White Elephant rooms to the following persons: 1st prize $50 and the championship to Sanderson of Willimantic; 2nd prize $25 to E.G. Hannis, 3rd prize, $15, to Dwight Hooker of Willimantic; 4th prize, $10, to Thomas Baldwin of New London. The cue is of several of the finest woods beautifully inlaid with pearl and inscribed, Pool Championship of New London and Windham counties.
547. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: As we go to press the fire alarm strikes and we learn that a barn containing a cow and other valuables, is nearly consumed. It is owned by Patrick Roban [Rohan?] and located near E.B. Sumners residence on Pleasant street.
548. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Obituary. The sudden and unlooked-for death of Charlie C. Spencer on Friday evening at 7 oclock cast a dark shadow of gloom over his young associates, his family and everybody who knew him. He was the son of Thomas Spencer Jr. and seventeen years of age at the time of his death. He had previously been subject to bilious attacks but the immediate cause of his death was an aggravated attack of inflammation of the bowels. A week ago Saturday he assisted his father in unloading some hay and a strain received at that time is thought to have induced the disease. He went to school Monday following but was obliged to return home in the afternoon and take his bed. A physician was called and everything possible was done to overthrow the disease. He was a member of the senior class at the Willimantic high school and would have graduated in two terms at which time it had been arranged that he should enter Yale college. In school he was an exceptionally bright scholar and being universally popular with his associates was looked up to as a young man of exemplary character and praiseworthy ambition. He gave promise of being an intelligent and useful man. His funeral was held at the Congregational church Monday at 1 oclock and was attended by the entire high school in a body. Rev. S.R. Free preached an appropriate sermon over the remains, after which Principal Holbrook paid a touching tribute to the memory of one of his brightest and most promising pupils. On the coffin were laid some very elaborate floral momentos, among them a harp from the Debating Club of which he was a member, a pillow on which was the inscription our brother and a wreath bearing the word namesake from Charles A. Andrews. The pall bearers were: Willie Buck, Timothy Reagan, Fred Beckwith and Master Cranston, and the remains were interred in the Willimantic cemetery.
549. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Temperance Notwithstanding the inclement weather there was a good attendance at the temperance meeting in Mission hall last Sunday. As is the custom in these meetings considerable time was occupied in prayer, several persons taking part. Miss Case and Messrs. Fox, Pember, Reed, Smith, Lewis, and others made interesting speeches in which the young were especially remembered, a goodly number of whom were present. How important that all Christian people work wisely and in earnest to save the young from entering the legal road to the drunkards grave. The quarterly meeting of this society for the election of officers occurs next Monday evening in Mission hall at 7:30 oclock.
550. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Storrs Agricultural
School. Following is a report of the proceedings in the House
of Representatives on the proposition to make an additional appropriation
for this school:
551. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Mansfield.
552. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Mansfield Centre.
555. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Spring Millinery now ready at No. 7 Church Street. Also a full line of Fancy Goods. Stamping done to order. Opening of Trimmed Hats & Bonnets May 1st, 2nd and 3d. S.J. Briefley
556. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: For Sale. A double tenement house on High Street. For particulars enquire of S.F. Loomer, or at Baldwin & Webbs Clothing Store.
557. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: A contributor to the Hartford Courant says Harry Rockwell, who died last week in East Hampton in his eighty-eighth year, went to sea a few years after he married; leaving a wife and three children, who heard nothing from his for sixteen years. Believing her husband dead, Mrs. Rockwell married a man named Evans and had three children, after which he died. Rockwell returned in 1835 greatly changed, and hunting up his wife, first gathering the family history from neighbors. By a strange coincidence, two nights before he visited his wife, one of their children dreamed of his return, and minutely described a peculiar vest he wore. On going to the house, on a pretense of seeking refuge from a rainstorm, Rockwell wore a peculiar vest which attracted his wifes attention, and caused her to exhibit great emotion. She explained it by telling her childs dream. This led to a recognition. They were remarried, and lived together happily many years.
558. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: A strange story comes from East Hartford. These facts have been known among acquaintances near to the family for some time past, but friendship has dictated the preservation of their secret as an agreement had been reached satisfying to public opinion. About last Christmas a cherished daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Brewer died at the age of sixteen, and in accordance with a promise by her father, actuated by her own dread of burial; the body has ever since been kept in the parlor and is yet there. It has been treated with preservatives by an undertaker of Hartford, who has made frequent visits for that purpose. It is related as a curious feature of the affair that Mr. Brewster [sic] has frequently passed the hours from midnight to daylight with the body. Yielding to the solicitations of his wife and friends Mr. Brewer has consented to the burial of the body in a vault to be constructed in the yard of his residence. It is said by some who assume to be conversant with the affair that Mr. Brewers course is due, in some degree to remorse. Some time before her death he sent her away to school, much against her wishes, and while absent she contracted the disease from which she died.
559. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Deputy Sheriff Rogers arrested John D. Nolan, William Russell and John Nevin, Wednesday night, who are suspected of burglarizing several stores in Norwich and surrounding towns. Russell confessed the crime, and conducted the officers to a rendezvous in an unoccupied house in the northern part of the town, where Nolan was found asleep. They went with the sheriff to the woods, where $200 worth of goods were concealed in the rocks. All are young men. The goods recovered represent property from four stores which had been entered. The burglars were well armed and prepared to make a regular business of thieving.
560. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: J.E. Murray & Co. New Firm! New Goods! Low Prices! The undersigned wish to inform the Ladies of Willimantic and Vicinity that they are now prepared to open the Spring Trade with one of the Best and Most Varied Stocks of Spring and Summer Dress Goods, Hosiery, Underwear and Notions. White Goods, Hamburg Edgings, Irish Trimming, Gloves, Buttons, Ruchings, in fact, everything to be found in a First Class Stock can be found on our shelves. James E. Murray thanks his many friends and patrons for their liberal patronage during the past eight years, and the new firm hope by keeping a larger stock and selling at Bottom Prices to merit a continuance of the former patronage and merit a large increase of new trade. J.E. Murray, J.H. Maxwell, J.H. Dawson, Tanner Block, Main Street, Willimantic, Conn.
561. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: The mention of Samuel J. Tilden as a possible Democratic candidate for President in 1884, sets all the Republican organs a-groaning.
562. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: The ostrich farm recently started in Southern California for the production of plumes, is succeeding admirably. Several of the birds are incubating, and the place and climate chosen favor eminently fit.
563. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: The further revelations in the Tewksbury Almshouse scandal show with what easy grace crime can masquerade in the garb of charity. Stealing the livery of the court of Heaven to serve the devil in.
564. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Oleomargarine, it seems, is not the only or the most disagreeable imitation of butter which finds a place in the market. There is an abomination called sucine, made from the fat of hogs, which was the cause, not long since, of prostrating an entire family at Cleveland with trichinosis. The proper punishment for the vendor of such an article would be to compel him to eat it.
565. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Louisa M. Gardiner, by Charles S. Johnson, Guardian vs. Harriet R. Wyllys et al. Order of Notice. State of Connecticut, New London County ss. Norwich, April 23, A.D. 1883. Upon the complaint of the said Louisa M. Gardiner, praying for the reasons therein set forth for a foreclosure of a mortgage given by Edward and Mercy Raymond to Henry Gardiner of a lot of land in the town of Windham in Windham County about one hundred rods easterly of Windham Green on the northerly side of the highway, and bounded easterly on land of Henry Page, southerly on said highway, and northerly and westerly by land of Sanford H. Backus; containing about one-eighth of an acre. Which complaint is returnable before the Superior Court in and for Windham County to be holden on the second Tuesday of May, A.D. 1883. It appearing to and being found by the subscribing authority that some of the said defendants are absent from this state and that the names and residences of some of the heirs of Edward Raymond who are made defendants in said complaint are unknown. Therefore, ordered, that notice of the pendency [sic] of said complaint be given to the said non-resident defendants and heirs of Edward Raymond whose names and residences are unknown by publishing this order in the Willimantic Chronicle, a newspaper printed in Willimantic two weeks successively commencing on or before the 26th day of April, A.D. 1883, and by depositing a copy of this order of notice in the post office, postage paid, directed to said non-resident defendants whose names and places of residence are known, at their respective residences as named in said complaint on or before the 26th day of April, 1883 by some proper officer or person indifferent. James A. Hovey, A Judge of the Superior Court.
566. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: To Rent. Room in Tanner Block, in rear of Shermans Fruit Store suitable for office or shop. Entrance on North street. Apply at Town Clerks Office, to Henry N. Wales.
567. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Great Bargain for the next Thirty Days in Furniture and Carpets. Prices very low! A handsome Chamber Set for $16.00. Best Live Geese Feathers, for 70 cents per pound. A few rolls of Hartford and Lowell best Ingrain Carpets for 85 and 90 cents per yard. Bargains in every Department. Every purchaser receives a bargain for himself or herself, and does not have to help pay for one for Somebody Else. Pictures Frames, Upholstering and Repairing neatly done at reasonable prices. Hair Mattresses made over in the very best manner. All goods as represented. Quick sales and small profits our motto. Respectfully Yours, Marshall Tilden, Willimantic, Conn.
568. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Irving Loper, a suicide at Southington, Conn., who shot himself in the head on March 31, died yesterday living twenty-one days with a bullet in his brain.
569. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Miss Maude Granger is seriously ill at Meridan, Conn.
570. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Mr. Edgar Brewer, of East Hartford, who has retained the embalmed corpse of his daughter in his parlor for several weeks, has, in deference of public sentiment, finally consented to its burial.
571. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: South Coventry.
572. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Andover.
573. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Scotland.
574. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Columbia.
575. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Born.
576. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Died.
578. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: At a Court of Probate Holden at Chaplin within and for the district of Chaplin on the 21st day of April, A.D. 1883. Present, Ephraim W. Day, Judge. This Court doth direct the executrix on the estate of Miner Allen late of Chaplin in said district deceased, represented to be insolvent to give notice to all persons interested in the estate of said deceased, to appear, (if they see cause,) before the court of probate to the holden at the probate office in said district on the 28th day of April, 1883, at 1 oclock p.m., to be heard relative to the appointment of commissioners on said estate, by posting said order of notice on a public sign-post in said town of Chaplin nearest to the place where the deceased last dwelt, and by advertising the same in a newspaper published in Willimantic. Certified from record, E.W. Day, Judge.
579. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: I have secured the agency of the best coal mined Delaware, Lackawanna & Hudson Canal Co. Coal. My route is from Willimantic to Bolton, Willimantic to Jewett City, Willimantic to Elliotts. Can deliver any time in ten days after the order. That is the only kind that I keep in stock and I dont want any other. I also have the best assortment of Lumber, that I ever carried, and all at fair prices. I keep everything to build a house but hardware. Call and see me. Hyde Kingsley. Willimantic, May 1st, 1883. (Journal please copy.)
580. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: The Subscriber Gives Notice that the property, choses in action, and good will of the Mount Hope Spoke Company ha been sold to Mr. Joseph H. Bacon, a former partner in the concern, who has assumed all the outstanding debts and liabilities of the Company, and will continue the business at the old stand at Mount Hope, Mansfield. Geo. W. LeValley. Of the old Mount Hope Spoke Co. Mount Hope, April 6, 1883.
581. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: John Henry Gibbs, the colored boy who was recently arrested in New Haven on charges of rape and attempted rape, has been bound over for trial by the superior court.
582. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: J.D. Sweet & Co. Dealers in Fresh & Salt Fish. Oysters of the best quality. Clams & Quahaugs. Also spices, eggs, extracts, etc. A share of the public patronage is solicited.
583. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Wanted! Wanted! 1000 housekeepers at No. 96 Main Street to buy Furniture for Parlor, Library, Bedroom, Kitchen, Office and Veranda, Window Cornices, Curtains & Fixtures, Carpets in Tapestry and Body Brussels, Velvet Brussels, Wool, Cotton, Dutch, Hemp, Matting, Oilcloth &c. And at Bottom Prices. Upholstering and Repairing done by experienced workmen. Respectfully, J.C. Lincoln.
584. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: A.W. Bill, has a large lot of Ranges, cook, parlor and office stoves, glass, crockery and tin ware for sale very low, regardless of cost.
585. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Carrying Concealed Weapons. It must be admitted that with the growth of this country and with its advancement in civilization crime should have decreased. It cannot truthfully be said that this is the case. Without seeking other causes, it can be asserted, without fear of contradiction, that one reason for this is the criminal habit of carrying concealed weapons. We use the word criminal advisedly, for whatever is contrary to law is criminal. We do not consider it a mark of a brave man to carry concealed weapons, but rather the contrary. Of course there are circumstances in which carrying them is justifiable, but for a man to put on his pistol in the morning as regularly as he puts on his coat does not credit to him as a citizen nor as a man. Especially is this a dangerous habit in the young. Many of them think that it is manly. Poor fools. True manhood consists of courage of soul, in daring to do right, in abhorring bullying, braggadocio, and rowdyism. Let a thin-skinned youth of violent temper and great idea of his own importance and honor heaven save the mark stick a pistol habitually in his pocket and he is making of himself a dangerous element in a community. Mobile Register.
586. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Farmers! Attention! Fifty tons fertilizers just received, including Stockbridge Manures, Dry Ground Fish, Fish and Potash, Bowkers Brighton Phosphate, Bay State Fertilizer, Darlings Fine Ground Bone, Darlings Animal Fertilizer, Crockers Ammoniated Bone Superphosphate, and Crockers Potato and Hop Phosphate, at manufacturers prices. Will it cost any more to plow and tend an acre for 300 bushels of potatoes than for 100 bushels? Will it not require equal labor to plow, cultivate and harvest ten, as it would fifty bushels of corn per acre? Feed the land and the land will not only feed you, but you will thereby magnify your calling and elevate agricultural enterprise. I offer also a good line of Fruit & Ornamental Trees, Plants, Vines and Roses. 100,000 Wakefield, Hendersons Early, and Early Flat Dutch Cabbage Plants, all transplanted and rready as soon as wanted. Lettuce, tomato, pepper, celery and sweet potato plants in their season. Orders by mail or telephone promptly and carefully attended to. J.A. Lewis. April 2d, 1883.
587. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Marshall Tilden, Furnishing Undertaker. Coffins and Caskets, Caps, Shrouds, Etc. This branch of the business will receive the personal attention of A.E. Welden, who has for several years represented E.C. Potter in this line. E.C. Potters Old Stand.
588. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Lebanon.
589. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Willington.
590. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Tolland.
591. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Canterbury.
592. TWC Wed Apr. 25, 1883: Mamie, a ten year old daughter of I.E. Ayres of Falls Village, was burned to death by a bonfire Wednesday night.
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