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The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1884

Published every Wednesday.

McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.
Office, Hall's Block, Main & Union Sts.
$1.50 per year.

M. Wallen, A.H. Freeman, O.G. Hanks. Prompter: O.M. Richardson.

Chronicle, April 1884:

570. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: About Town.
Den Thompson had a crowded house on Saturday evening.
Isaac Sanderson received the deed of the Brainard House property April 1.
Shad will soon arrive in the Connecticut river. Then we shall be happy.
Charles E. Congdon has so far recovered from his illness as to be out again.
Dr. I.B. Gallup has moved his office to Union street, over the Chronicle office.
Many cellars in this village bore testimony to abundance of rain last Wednesday.
S.F. Loomer has sold one third interest in Union block to A.L. Hatheway for $8000.
N.W. Leavitt will close his singing school at Scotland next Monday evening with a grand concert.
W.H. Thomas, formerly of the Detroits has been engaged by the Willimantics as change catcher and captain. [baseball team?]
The Rev. D.P. Leavitt will preach at North Windham next Sunday at half past 10 o'clock a.m.Rev. S.R. Free omitted his lecture Sunday evening on account of the blustering weather and his own hoarseness.
Mrs. Clark is building an addition to her cottage on Maple avenue, to make it available for two families.
A.E. Welden has postponed moving to his Scotland farm for one year and will remain in the employ of Marshall Tilden.
Rev. Rufus S. Underwood is assisting Rev. A.J. Sullivan of the Greenville Congregational Church in holding extra religious meetings.
Mrs. Van Cott will hold services at the Methodist church in this village next Wednesday and Thursday evening, April 9th and 10th.
J.H. Gray has moved his bill poster's office to the brick block opposite the Revere house. He occupies the whole block - 7 by 11.
A.S. Turner is making preparations to add an ell to his house on Maple Avenue.
It has been decided to hold a teachers' institute here in the near future.
April fool day is losing its grip on the minds and hearts of the rising generation, and the nailed-down wallets, and decoy packages on the sidewalks grow fewer every year.

571. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: John Moore of the New London Northern road, who resigned last Friday after a service of twenty-nine years, has
chanted his mind and is now back on Conductor Downer's train.

572. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: George L. Parker, for the past eleven months associated with Gordon Wilcox in the publication of the People's
Gazette, has severed his connection with that paper.

573. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Joseph Mills, who is confined in Windham county jail for incest with his two young daughters, attempted to commit
suicide, Thursday evening, by cutting his throat.

574. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: James E. Murray of the firm of J.E. Murray & Co., is in New York buying a stock of goods for the spring trade. Look
out for their new advertisement next week.

575. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: The new Willimantic directory is in the hands of the binders. Besides the directory of the village it includes the
residents of this and all surrounding towns, which will make it a valuable work for reference.

576. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Dave Corcoran left for Illinois Saturday to join the Quincey base ball club. He was presented with a meerschaum pipe
and cigar holder by the Young Men's Athletic Club of this village, before his departure.

577. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Charlie Bradeen has his improvements at his Main street store nearly complete.

578. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: A small tenement, or rooms to rent on Pearl street. Enquire of Dr. I.B. Gallup.

579. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: J. Nelson Wilbur has retired from the management of the skating rink, and Prof. Little has assumed full control.

580. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Marshall Tilden has bought the house on the corner of north and Spring streets, of Dr. Bentley.

581. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Drs. Fox and Hills attended the annual meeting of the Windham county medical society at Putnam, Tuesday. Dr. Fox was appointed a fellow to the state medical meeting to be held at New Haven in May.

582. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: A total eclipse of the moon will occur on the 10th of April, partly visible in this vicinity. The eclipse begins at three minutes past 4 and continues till the moon sets. A partial eclipse of the sun occurs on the 25th which will be invisible in the United States.

583. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: The Congregational society held its annual meeting last evening. The meeting was well attended and harmonious
throughout. The old board of officers consisting of Wm. C. Jillson, A.T. Fowler and Geo. A. Conant committee, and D.C. Barrows, clerk and
treasurer, was almost unanimously re-elected. The sale of pews will occur next Tuesday evening.

584. TWC Wed Apr. 2, 1884: The camp fire held at Franklin hall inst Friday evening by Francis S. Long post G.A.R. was a success, the house being full and everybody seeming to enjoy the occasion. Miss Lillie Reed presided at the piano. Miss Schaffer sang two solos, which were received with hearty encores. A recitation by little Jessie May is worthy of special mention, and brought down the house. The occasion was also enlivened with martial music by the veterans.

585. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: At 12:30 o'clock Monday morning as a south-bound freight train on the New London Northern road was leaving the yard at this station a coupling gave way, breaking the train into two parts. A brakeman named Edward S. Fox walked off the cars into the gap and was instantly crushed under the wheels. Fox lived in New London wither the body was taken on Monday. The cause of the accident was so plain that an inque4st was deemed unnecessary.

586. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Baldwin & Webb have made arrangements to open a first-class clothing store in Middletown. They have leased one of the finest stores in that city and expect to open about April 15th, with an entire new stock of goods. The firm style will be John H. Griffin & Co. Mr. Griffin, who will have charge of the business, of ten years in one of the leading stores in Middletown, and is a man of unquestionable ability. We can assure the people of Middletown, and vicinity that they will receive courteous treatment at the new store, and that they can buy good goods at the lowest living prices, finding everything exactly as represented.

587. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Temperance. The United Temperance Worker were addressed on Sunday afternoon Geo. A. Conant. He said that temperance workers were divided into two classes one of which directs its attention to the drunkard by trying to save him from the consequences of the habit which he has formed; the other toward the liquor by trying to prohibit its manufacture or sale. He believed that the use of intoxicating liquor would come to an end ass men became more enlightened, the home, the school and the library were exerting their influence against the accursed traffic and would at some time in the future sweep it from the land. It is seldom that more logic and common sense is heard in a thirty minutes speech than that delivered by A.R. Heath Esq. Of Danbury, at Mission hall Sunday evening. The liquor traffic can be suppressed with the same means used to suppress the smaller crimes of theft an counterfeiting. To be a prohibitionist a man must use adequate means to secure that end and necessarily separate himself from those who enjoy the fruits of a rum vote. Local option is a scheme of the liquor interest aided by salaried "temperance" lecturers to prevent prohibition. It is opposed to Christianity in principle and selfish and wicked in its results. On what principle can we local option theft and murder? Let all good citizens unite and organize against the rum power for God and native land.

588. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Death of Frank G. Nason. The death of this young man occurred at the house of G.C. Topliff on Bellevue street Sunday evening at quarter past six o'clock. His disease was consumption. The funeral occurs this afternoon at the Methodist church at 2 o'clock
attended by the pastor. Mr. Nason was a pleasant young man of excellent business qualities, and was a general favorite among his acquaintances.
He had been employed in the office of Wm. C. Jillson of this village for about two years and when Mr. Jillson moved his office to Hop River, he
expected to retain his faithful clerk, but disease had fastened upon him, and he was obliged to quit all labor. He went to the home of his grandfather, Mr. Eben Gurley of Mansfield, where he remained a few weeks. About Jan. 1, he took rooms at the house of Mr. Topliff, where he has had the best of care and medical attendance, but the most that could be done as to soothe his pathway to the tomb, and he gradually failed until death brought him release from suffering. He was 21 years of age.

589. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Police Notes. About 10 a.m. last Friday, Officer Clark was notified that Edward Rohan who broke jail Feb. 3, was
concealed in a freight car in the depot yard. Thither the officer went and found his man, drunk, and it became necessary to put the twisters on him. When taken to the lock up Rohan made a desperate lunge for liberty, but the plucky officer laid him on his back in the cell and fastened him in. At his preliminary hearing the same afternoon he was placed under $50 bonds to appear the next day for trial. He became belligerent and made for Justice Sumner, threatening to throw his Honor into the fire, but Office Clark again proved too much for him and put him back in the cell. His escapade cost him $11.29 including costs, which refusing to pay he was taken to Brooklyn to work it out. At the expiration of his sentence, the Mansfield constable will be in waiting to re-arrest him on two former counts, larceny and getting money under false pretences, besides which the stat has a hold on him for breaking jail.Officers Clark and Shurtliff on Friday afternoon arrested James M. Topliff of Mansfield for thrashing Herbert Allen also of Mansfield. The affair occurred on Main street near the Brainard house. The facts elicited were, that Allen had eloped with Topliff's wife leaving a three year old son all alone in the house. On learning this Topliff at once went in quest of the disturber of his marital rights, and finding him on the street gave him a sound beating and kicking, and when the officers topped him he offered them money to let him "give Allen some more." Topliff was perfectly sober at the time, and thought himself justified in what he did, but the Court's finding proved different and he was
mulcted in the sum of $8.48. Allen was allowed to go.Monday afternoon Mathew Kelleher of Vernon depot, a diminutive old man, but with the muscles of a lion went into the European house saloon and called for beer. Having obtained a small glass he commenced to abuse and insult all around him, and on Mr. Flynn asking him to keep quiet he kicked over and broke a large earthen cuspidore, telling the proprietor to go to ----. Mr. Flynn then endeavored to put him out when he was struck by Kelleher, who not satisfied with this also tore Mr. Flynn's shirt and smashed a large pane of glass in the front door. Mr. Flynn then held him and sent for assistance. Officer Shurtliff came soon after and took the man to the lockup and putting him in a cell began searching him to which Kelleher stoutly resisted and struck the officer twice in the face. In the struggle officer Shurtliff had some of the small bones in his right hand broken, causing him considerable pain. Kelleher was tried on Tuesday before Justice Sumner on two counts, intoxication and assault, for which he was fined $16.28, including 15 days in Brooklyn jail on one charge, and will probably have to remain longer on the other charge as he seemed unable to pay.

590. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Chaplin.
W.C. Hunt has purchased and moved into the Bill Homested, Mr. Harvey the old Preston place, T.D. Chandler who has rented the Mulkin farm for the last two years has gone to Hampton Hill and the house at present lacks a tenant.
Ransom Mosley of Hampton has moved to the Whitaker farm. Mrs. E.G. Corey at last accounts was looking for a rent. Her case is a sad one. She has 6 children, 4 of them very small and lost her husband last winter.
H.S. Robbins, who has been sick all winter is able to walk as far as the next house, but is still unable to do any work.
Arthur Lyon leaves the old Pond place this week and Oliver Bennett will move in.
The family of Lester White of Mt. Hope are sorely afflicted with the loss of their only son, Truman, who was a very bright and promising young man.
Frank Martin sold one of his extra pairs of steers last week to Mr. Babbington of Ashford.
D.A. Griggs has sold 999 ½ lbs of butter from 4 cows since the first of May last, besides using cream and butter for a family of several persons. He has a creamery, a nice new building to keep it in, some very good native cows and a wife who understands butter making. (Also a native.)
We hear that Mr. Case has sold the paper mill in this place to his brother and will leave for South Manchester. His departure will be regretted by all our citizens.
Myron F. Palmer, who went to Texas as a book agent this spring reports himself as having good success and good health.
Mrs. Eleazer Bingham will celebrate her eightieth birthday April 11.
Mrs. L.M. Arnold, who has been staying with her uncle since his wife's death is about to return to New York.

591. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: North Windham.
Horace Upton has been established in business two weeks; his turnout is very neat, and in addition to this, he has a very suitable room on his
premises, with all the conveniences for keeping meat and some smaller articles, where he can at any time, supply his customers with everything in his line.
L.M. Hartson is enlarging his machine shop, his room being too limited for his business by adding a third of the original size.
E.H. Hall is building a hennery. Last year the building of barns as the favorite occupation of about a dozen of our citizens consequently not much in that line this year. Now that the wood piles have assumed gigantic proportions, the farmers are busy trading horses, cattle, etc., preparatory to the spring campaign.
Not many changes in real estate owners or inhabitants this spring. The old town farm has been sold to Messrs. Brewster and Shea.
W.V. Miller has moved to Mansfield Hollow.
School will reopen next Monday with Miss Jennie Robbins of Brooklyn as Principle and Miss Hattie Flint assistant.
Mr. P.B. Peck after a week of unfavorable symptoms seems at present writing to be decidedly better.
Miss J.M. Peck has resigned her situation at Collinsville, where she has been employed as teacher for ten years, and will spend the summer at home.
Mrs. Matthew Smith of Middletown is visiting friends in this village (her old home) and vicinity.

592. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Mansfield.
There has been some changes in real estate this spring, Edwin Knowlton sells the farm known as the Howard place to some Germans and Mr.
Williams of Gurleyville sells one of his houses to Mr. Gurley Babington.
Mr. John Smith of Avon has moved on to the Farm known as the Bicknell farm in Ashford.
Miss Kinney of your village has been hired to teach the school on Wormwood Hill the coming summer. She passed a good examination and we wish her abundant success.
A party of about 75 armed with rations and fiddles made a raid upon the house of Charles Jacobson last Thursday night and demanded a surrender
and he surrendered with a smile and the party had a good time as they always do when they call upon Charley. He says come and see us again.
We are very sorry to say that Truman White, son of Mr. Henry White of Mount Hope who was taken sick at Poughkeepsie N.Y., passed away last
Saturday after suffering terribly with erysipelas for a number of days. Truman was a young man of excellent character and every means were used
by his parents to make him a useful man and they probably would have succeeded had death not taken him away. His death is a terrible blow to his parents, who have the sympathy of all, and a loss to the community.

The last party of the month of March was a genuine surprise, given last Friday evening, to Mrs. Harriet Atwood of Chaffeeville; when the neighbors and friends to the number of about sixty gathered in the boarding house. They came in about half past seven o'clock and took possession without any resistance on the part of the garrison. Those who delight in dancing did so to the music of Prof. Bliss and his assistant, who are in their second nature when you speak of music. A splendid and bountiful supper was served about ten o'clock, consisting of oysters, cake, oranges and candy. The evening passed off very pleasantly; it was a well selected party, and gave much credit to the manager, who met with quite an accident a short time ago, but is now regaining the loss sustained though but slowly. We hope that he may have as good a surprise.
The sash and blind business is very good. Mr. Henry Nason is driven with work, so much so, that he is obliged to work evenings.

593. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Lebanon.
Capt. Charles Robinson has rented his farm on Kick Hill to William Lilley and hired a tenement in the Deacon Edward Peckham house in Goshen. It is rumored that the Captain intends resuming his old occupation of school teaching. Having had many years of success in that line placed to his credit, with three years of good solid experience as a soldier, he is eminently qualified to teach the young idea how to shoot; and we suggest the opening of a spring campaign at the Center - just for a startin - "if it takes a summer."
Mr. E.B. Manley, who for many year has suffered the inconvenience of having no covering for his hay and grain but Heaven's blue dome, and
nothing but a temporary shelter for his cattle, is about to erect a large and commodious barn. William, whose surname is Taylor, assisted by his son Louis, is the architect and builder. This with the material promptly furnished, insures its completion in the shortest possible time.
Norton B. Loomis our genial selectman of Liberty Hill has during the past winter cut and drawn from the Ed. Hinckley place, recently purchased, 100 cords of wood for which he receives per cord delivered at the Air Line station, $4.00 for hickory and $3.00 for oak and other less valuable kinds. This wood, the most of which was bought by the town of Hartford, is taken to the alms house where it is prepared stove length by the regular inmates, tramps and transient sojourners, and thence delivered about the city in lots to suit purchasers. Let it not be understood however, that Mr. Loomis has done all of this cutting and hauling with his own hands, for while such a job in early life, or until within a very few years even, would have been considered as nothing but healthful and invigorating amusement, he has of late deemed it more prudent to perform those tasks requiring great physical exertion by proxy rather than in person.
Nelson P. Lord and Edwin Caswell, two famous hunters and trappers of Exeter, whose operations cover a good portion of two counties, while making their grand rounds a few days since discovered a burrow which from certain surrounding signs and indications appeared to be worth investigating. Proceeding to the locality in the early dawn of the following day, armed with the necessary implements, they soon succeeded in unearthing and capturing a old she fox and her happy family of five little foxlets. The bounty and pelt amounting to $13.50 pretty fair pay for an hour's work; but of course the glorious fun and excitement incident to an old fashioned fox hunt, when a sportsman with a two barreled gun and accounterments tramps fifteen or twenty miles through snow and slush for the indescribable pleasure of listening to and catching at long intervals the faint echoes of the howling of an old hound dog a mile and a half away, were wanting.

594. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Married.
Chesbro - Phinney - At West Troy, N.Y., March 19, by Rev. Chas. G. Matterson, John H. Chesbro of Scotland and Miss Lou M. Phinney, daughter
of Dr. E.P. Phinney of Yantic.

595. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Died.
Sullivan - In this village, March 29, Maggie, daughter of James Sullivan, aged 21 years.
Fox - In this village, March 30, Edwin S. Fox; aged 22 years.
Nason - In this village, March 30, Frank G. Nason; aged 21 years.
Cunningham - In this village, April 1, Robert Cunningham; aged 24 years.
White - In Mt. Hope, March 30, Truman G. White, aged 20 years.
Abbey - In Andover, March 30, Sarah M., wife of Walter Abbey, aged 50 years.
Palmer - In Scotland, April 4, Mrs. Charles N. Palmer, aged 79 years.

596. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Wanted - By a young lady with two-year-old child, a situation as housekeeper, or to assist in housework. Call on or
address Julia M. Copeland, Hampton Station, Conn.

597. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Lost - A Sum of Money and two Photographs in a small package. Lost on Saturday, March 29th between High street and Townsend's photograph gallery. The finder will be liberally rewarded by leaving it at this office.

598. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Notice - I hereby give notice that I have given to Gertrude E. Jacobs her time during the remainder of her minority, and I shall pay no debts of her contracting after this date. She is permitted to make her own contracts and collect her own pay for any services whatever, and wherever rendered. L.L. Jacobs. Willimantic, Conn., March 25, 1884.

599. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: John T. Hooper's Vienna Bakery and Confectionery Store, No. 15 Church St., Willimantic, Ct. Fresh bread, biscuit, rolls, cakes, pies, etc. constantly on hand. Fresh crackers of all kinds. Also a large assortment of Choice Candies. Weddings and Parties attended to at short notice. Out of town orders promptly filled. Goods delivered free to any part of the city. Don't forget the number, 15 Church street, P.O. Box. 204, Willimantic.

600. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Brooklyn.
Joe Mills of Canterbury, who was arrested some months ago for outrageous crimes with his two little daughters, and who managed to escape from the officers and was retaken in Worcester, Mass., made an attempt to commit suicide Thursday night by cutting his throat with an old case knife. It
didn't seem possible he could make the gash he did with it, as a hoe is not to be compared with it for edge, but he laid the jugular vein bare.
This week Wednesday evening is the closing exercise in the Town Hall of the singing school taught by Mr. May of Woodstock.
Court came in Tuesday Judge Carpenter on the bench.

601. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Andover.
The Rev. Mr. Ward preached his farewell sermon Sunday March 30th. Mr. Ward has made himself quite popular during his stay here, and the
members of his church generally feel that he should feel called upon to leave. He goes this week to West Suffield, having accepted a call from
the Baptist church of that place.
Mr. Joseph Potter from Lebanon is to occupy the tenement vacated by Mr. Ward.
Mrs. Geo. H. White who dislocated her hip last winter, is now able to sit up, and seems in a fair way to recover the use of the injured limb.
Mrs. Walter Abbey who has been quite feeble for some months died this, (Monday) morning. She was the last surviving child of Mr. Appleton
Dorrance, and was a woman much beloved in this community.
A fine girl baby was added to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Thompson one day last week.

602. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Columbia.
A surprise party was given to George Parish and wife on Monday evening the w4th inst, by his neighbors who participated in dancing and enjoying
the evening's entertainment.
Frank A. Brown gave a birthday party to a few of his young friends the 24th inst. And those that attended report a pleasurable entertainment.
Mrs. Wm. P. Robertson is visiting her home friends in Pine street.
Winslow Little serves as juror for this town at the next term of the Superior Court.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Little spent last week in Norwich and vicinity.
Mrs. C.W. Eldredge of Hartford presented to the library a copy of J.W. Barber's Conn., Historical Collections which is highly prized for its antiquity aside from its being difficult to obtain as copies are rare.
A town meeting was held Saturday p.m., to take action concerning the building of a bridge across the Willimantic river. After some discussion it was voted to leave the matter to the discretion of the selectmen this being similar to that of the town of Windham said town being equally interested. The sentiment of the public seems to be in favor of an iron bridge.
The Ecclesiastical society decided at their Saturday's meeting to purchase the interest in the parsonage property owned by the late Mrs. Lucretia B. Avery.
Miss Lizzie Brown's school commenced on Monday.
Payson E. Little will occupy the vacant tenement at John H. Bascom's.

603. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Mansfield.
Rev. A.J. Chaplin preached his farewell to the Baptist church at Spring Hill last Sunday, thus severing his pastorate bonds with the church. At a meeting of the church it was voted to hire a preacher to supply the pulpit the coming year, if sufficient funds could be raised for the purpose. Mr. Chaplin has for many years been in pastoral charge of the church, during which time a new chapel has been built at a cost of nearly $4000. A loved companion of the pastor has gone to her reward. Many prominent members of the church have passed over the river and others sought more fertile fields for labor, thus depleting the ranks of the members and audience to such an extent, that it is doubtful whether preaching can be sustained for some time to come.
Mr. John A. Gardner who has for several years had charge of the boarding house at the Hollow, sold at auction Saturday last a part of his
household effects, two good horses, a cow, wagons, harnesses, &c. He moves to Willimantic and Mr. Jones of Conantville takes his place at the
It is said that G.W. More is entered in the race for the office of deputy sheriff for Tolland county, with a strong republican backing that will push his claim to the best of their ability. Mr. More is accused of being willing to take office from either party, and to cry good Lord or good Devil to please all parties, sects and creeds, if so be, he can gain the coveted prize. Personally we are friendly to Mr. More, but after hearing him declare that he did not want the office and refuse to have his name used in that connection, till after Mr. Levalley's friends had obtained nearly a hundred names, asking the sheriff to appoint him to the office of deputy, it looks a trifle unmanly in Mr. More to allow himself to be used in opposition to Mr. Levalley. Evidently Mr. More is not the choice of his party (which party?) but if he desires to further alienate himself from the party with whom he has usually acted, he could take no better course to accomplish his purpose than the one he is pursuing. If the sheriff elect has an eye to his own popularity he will give all such applicants a cold shoulder.
There seems to be a craze in speculation in fancy cattle, mostly of the Jersey breeds, all over the country, and fabulous prices obtained for
registered stock are reported. The excitement has reached this town to some extent. D.M.C. Bettis has sold several head of registered Jerseys;
his Mansfield Girl for $500, the presnt owner, it is said, has refused $1,000 for her. Mr. Charles Babcock has a three-year-old that he has refused $250 for, so the story goes.
J.D. Chaffee has caught the fever and holds his fancy stock at prices beyond the reach of any one except those that revel in wealth. He has a
large stock of swine from the two years-old parent to the nursing pig, of which he has now several litters, and will soon have about thirty. It is a good place to buy shotes or young pigs as he keeps the best of breeds, and sells at reasonable prices. Mr. Chaffee is the junior member of the firm of O.S. Chaffee & Son silk manufacturers, and has a system in doing all his business that shows how he stands financially all the time. At some future time we intend to show that he knows something about farming as well as manufacturing silk, and how he makes it pay to raise swine and fatten pork.

604. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham county. I hereby apply for a license to sell ale, lager beer, Rhine wine and cider at basement of Union Block on south side of Main street, in the Borough of Willimantic, in the town of Windham. I hereby certify that I am not disqualified to receive such license by any of the provisions of the laws of this State and that the place in which said business is to be carried on has no means of access to any part of the same building used or occupied as a dwelling house. Dated at Windham this 14th day of March, A.D. 1884. Henry Smith. We the undersigned, electors and tax-payers of the town of Windham and not licensed dealers in spirituous and intoxicating liquors, hereby endorse the application of the above named Henry Smith, and we hereby certify that we have not since the first day of October, 1883, endorsed any other application for a license. Dated at Windham this 14th day of March, A.D. 1884. I hereby certify that the above named endorsers are electors and tax payers of the Town of Windham. Dated at Windham this 1st day of April, A.D. 1884. Henry N. Wales, Town Clerk.

605. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: At a Court of Probate holden at Bolton, within and for the district of Andover, on the 29th day of March, A.D. 1884.
Present, F.E. Williams, Judge. On motion of Robert Brown executor on the estate of Susan King, late of Columbia 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 executor, and directs that public notice be given of the order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said town of Columbia nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt.

606. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: At a Court of Probate holden at Ashford within and for the district of Ashford on the 21st day of March A.D. 1884.
Present Davis A. Baker, Esq. Judge. This Court doth direct the administrator on the estate of Eliza Walls late of Ashford, 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 be holden at the probate office in said district on the 21st day of April at 1 o'clock 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 Ashford nearest to the place where the deceased last dwelt, and by advertising the same in a newspaper published in Willimantic. Certified from Record, Davis A. Baker Judge.

607. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham, within and for the district of Windham on the 27th day of march A.D. 1884. present, John D. Wheeler, Esq., Judge. On motion of Bridget Donnelly, administratrix on the intestate estate of Florence Donnelly, late of Windham 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 administratrix 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 the public sign-post in said town of Windham, nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, John D. Wheeler, Judge.

608. TWC Wed Apr 2, 1884: Notice. I have this day appointed Mr. Peter Ward an inspector of Gas Fittings for the Borough and vicinity. Wm. J.
Miller, Treas. Of the Willimantic Gas Co. Willimantic, Conn., March 27, 1884.

609. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: About Town.
The pews in the Methodist church will be rented next Tuesday morning.
A small farm in Windham to let on shares. Inquire of E. Harris, Willimantic.
Patrick Rourke of Chaplin, has two cosset sheep which produced six lambs this spring. Next.
Milkman Latham has a cow which celebrated last Sunday by giving birth to three calves.
Rev. L.W. Blood will occupy the pulpit of the M.E. church next Sunday at the usual hour.
Remember Mrs. Van Cott's meetings at the M.E. Church this evening and tomorrow evening.
The Norwich Bulletin came out in a new dress last week. Typographically, the general appearance of the paper has not been improved.
The highest bid for furnishing teams for borough use during the coming season was accepted by the court of burgesses. Explanations are now in
As we shall probably have no more heavy snow storms, it is time to rake up the tin cans and broken crockery in the back yard and have a bonfire.
The Evening Reporter is sold on our streets every evening for one cent. The Reporter is the oldest and only penny paper in the East. Its news is the latest and the best.
The Willimantic Linen company has finished re-setting the three large boilers in the No. 2 boiler house, a work which has occupied several workmen for some time past.

610. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Miss Jessie M. Rice recently a very successful teacher in the Natchaug School now connected with the Bennett School, Boston, is visiting in town and is the guest of Mrs. G.W. Holman.

611. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Fast Day service will be held at No. 4 Bank building, on Friday next, to commence at 10:45. Elder Barlow will preach. Subject: - Loyalty and Treason. The public generally are cordially invited.

612. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Mrs. Rohan wishes to have the people know that she did not pay the fine of her son Edward, but that his father did. She seems to preserve her independence in spite of the decree making a man and his wife one.

613. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: There will be a ball at the close of E. Shumway's dancing school at White's hall at Atwoodville, on the evening of Friday, April 18. All are invited, and refreshments will be furnished for those who wish.

614. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: The ministerial conference of the Ashford Baptist Association was entertained by Rev. G.W. Holman of this village
yesterday. A sermon was given at church in the evening by Rev. F.L. Knapp of Danielsonville.

615. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: George B. McCracken's son got possession of a bottle of turpentine Monday and drank a portion of the contents.
Physicians were called as soon as possible, but it may be some time before the little fellow fully recovers from the dose.

616. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Oliver Kingsley and Frank Larkin, the two men who were arrested on suspicion of the Chappell murder in Lebanon six
weeks ago, were discharged from custody on Friday owning to the failure to find sufficient evidence against them.

617. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: W.N. Potter has secured one of the old shoes worn by Miss Fannie Mills, of Sandusky, Ohio, the dimensions of which
were stated some time since in the Chronicle. The shoe is a whopper and the sight of it is well worth a visit to his store.

618. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: M.R. Moran, formerly general ticket agent on the New London Northern railroad has been appointed superintendent of the Jacksonville, Tampa & Key West railway. He will also continue in charge of the passenger and freight business as general passenger and
freight agent.

619. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: The annual sale of seats at the Congregational church last evening was a gratifying success. Many more seats were sold than at last year's sale, and but few desirable seats are left. The committee will be at the church next Saturday afternoon from four to six
o'clock to wait on any who may desire to secure seats.

620. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: E.A. Buck and H.F. Dawley will sell at auction, two miles south of Warrenville on Tuesday April 15th, one yoke oxen, one pair steers, eight cows, one bull, one horse, one colt, seventy-four sheep, swine and vehicles, farm machinery and tools, and several tons of hay. Sale to begin at 10 o'clock a.m. If stormy first fair week day.

621. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Isaac Sanderson has torn out the basement of the Brainard house, which is to be occupied by Thomas J. Kelly in the
liquor and bottling business. Landlord Hooker has a lease of the hotel for three years from April 1st. Mr. Kelly is now closing out his grocery
business and making preparations to occupy his new quarters.

622. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: The report of the State Board of Health for February says that malarial fever is extending into Windham county.
Hampton and Plainfield report cases. Measles and whooping cough are quite common. The former has been very prevalent in the northern part of
North Manchester and epidemic in Willimantic. Suffield and Plainfield also report cases. One fatal case is reported from Willimantic and there are several in the cities.

623. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: The New England Southern conference will begin its session at New Bedford today. It is expected that Rev. D.P. Leavitt will be returned to this pastorate for another year.

624. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: About forty members and friends of the Young Men's Athletic club of this village assembled at Capt. Foran's rooms on
Saturday evening, and did justice to the good things which the captain provided with a lavish hand. After the knife and fork exercise, which lasted about an hour, two hours were spent in recitations and singing, after which a unanimous vote of thanks was tendered Capt. Foran for the efficient manner in which he catered to the wants of the inner man, and the party broke up.

625. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: About half past eight Monday evening the fire alarm telegraph sounded an alarm inn the upper part of the town. The
upper mill bells were rung and soon a general alarm was given. Main street at once proclaimed a holiday, stores were closed and the whole
able-bodied population turned out and began to wander over the village looking for the conflagration. No fire could be found and nobody knew why the alarm had been given. Twice previously the alarm has been signaled for a fire in the night making considerable trouble at the mills, and the question is being seriously considered whether our telegraph system is a blessing or a nuisance.

626. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Last Wednesday evening the members of the Young Men's Athletic club invited Mr. John Crawford to attend a meeting at their room in Franklin Building. When he reached there Mr. Wm. Sweeney, the president of the club went for Mr. Crawford in a manner
that surprised the latter. The result of the whole affair was that when Mr. Crawford left the room he carried with him, not only the best wishes of the members but a handsome testimonial of their esteem in the shape of an elegant red silk plush photograph album, a very handsome cigar case and a meerschaum cigar holder. When Mr. Crawford was going home he was heard to say, "Well if the boys ever require my services, all they have to do is to call on." On Thursday evening Mr. Crawford was invited to a supper by the St. Mary's T.A. and B. society of Norwich and was there again surprised by the presentation of a handsome silver tilting pitcher with pendent cups as a testimonial of the society's appreciation of his services as director in the recent presentation of "The Colleen Bawn" by some of its members.

627. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Court of Burgesses. The regular meeting of the Court of Burgesses was held at the clerks office, on Monday evening, the warden, John M. Alpaugh, presiding.Minutes of the meeting held March 3 and 13th were read and approved. The bonds of A.B. Greene, collector, and H.N. Wales, water commissioner, were presented and accepted. Voted to accept the bid of Frank L. Ford for furnishing teams for
Borough use the coming season. A petition signed by H.L. Hall and others was received asking for the construction of a cross walk across the lower end of Railroad street, referred to the committee on streets. The following bills were presented and ordered paid: Labor bill, March, $30.75; James Walden, rent fire department, $75.00; Killourey Bros., lighting lamps, $68.77; police force salary, March, $186.00; A.W. Bill, supplies fire department, $1.62; Willimantic Savings Institute, rent, $43.75; D.E. Potter, glass street lamps, $2.87; O.D. Brown, supplies fire department, $4.05; Hyde Kingsley, rent fire department, $25; Keigwin, Loomer & Stiles, rent fire department, $25; R. Davison, rent fire department, $59.25; Dime Savings Bank, interest, $650; Albert Barrows, assessor, $54.75; G.W. Burnham, traveling expenses, $2; James Martin, labor, $1.25; Wm. B. Berry & Co., supplies street lamps, $15; Lincoln & Boss, supplies streets, $1.37; Willimantic Gas Co., gas, $2.50; G.H. Alford, supplies streets, $1.19.
Voted to appoint M.L. Barstow superintendent of streets. Voted to purchase 500 feet of hose for use of fire department.

628. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Lebanon.
One more word for the Lebanon creamery - busted!
We regret exceedingly to learn of the serious illness of Mr. Isaac Williams, one of our aged, well-known, and highly respected citizens.
Mr. and Mrs. D.T. Gager celebrated the 57th anniversary of their marriage on Tuesday, April 2nd. The affair was strictly private and select. No cards, no cake, no company.
A valuable addition to the "Redwood" dairy of Asher P. Smith, Esq., has recently been made in the purchase of the famous Jersey cow, "Buttercup" of Mr. Norman Babcock of South Coventry. Price, away up among the centuries. This cow is judged to be second to none in this part of the state.
Mr. Daniel Bliss, who resided on Tobacco street, was found dead under the snow near his barn, by a neighbor about one o'clock on Thursday last. Dr. Barber, the medical examiner, was immediately summoned, and who, after an investigation, decided an inquest to be unnecessary. From the circumstances as near as could be ascertained, it appeared that the unfortunate man had, on the evening before, attempted to go to his barn
- presumably to do his chores - and from ssome unknown cause had fallen and expired before reaching it. The limbs were considerably swollen but
no marks of violence were found upon the body. Many years ago Mr. Bliss withdrew from society, and since the death of his sister has lived alone
the life of a recluse, seldom leaving home and then only on occasions of necessity. The deceased possessed an amiable disposition, was well
educated, of more than ordinary intelligence and of unimpeachable integrity. He was about 72 years of age.

629. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Mansfield Centre.
Ed. Packer commenced school at the Centre last Monday. Deacon Porter's mantle appears to have fallen upon Ed., and may he wear it as long and
successfully as its former owner, and not allow it to become threadbare.
In your locals of last week, you report an affray which took place in your city, between James M. Topliff and Herbert Allen of Mansfield. You
stated that "Allen had eloped with Topliff's wife, leaving a three-year-old son at home." This part of the statement is incorrect as nothing of the kind has happened.
The steam saw mill near Spring Hill, has of late been doing a slashing business. Most every unoccupied nook and corner within several miles of the mill resembles a miniature lumber yard.
Rev. Mr. Chaplin has closed his labors with the church on Spring Hill, and they are soliciting funds sufficient to warrant the settlement of another under shepherd. At present they are minus both pastor and deacons, and are dependent upon chance for a supply.

630. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Hebron.
Mr. Lyman Strong, a bachelor living in bachelors' quarters at the old Strong homestead, was, a few nights since, rudely awakened from his quiet slumbers by a burglarious attack upon his outer door, and before he was fairly aware of it the burglar had gained an entrance, and made an assault upon the bedroom door which was locked, (Mr. Strong being in the habit of locking himself into his room at night) - whereupon he hastily got himself into his habiliments, and dropping himself out of the window fled for dear life to his nearest neighbor, Mr. George Tennant, and arousing him, they proceeded to find an officer, and having obtained the proper documents of a grand juror, went in quest of the burglar who was soon found and arrested. He proved to be a Negro whom Mr. Strong had occasionally employed the past winter. He claimed to be in search of cider to regale his inner man with. He was promptly taken before a justice, and after hearing was bound over for trial before the Superior court for Tolland county, and being unable to furnish bonds was sent to Tolland jail to await his trial, and if he gets any cider in that community it will be good. Meanwhile we would advise Lyman to get himself a good substantial housekeeper and not live alone. Perhaps he feels himself unfortunate in regard to this class of goods, his last one having left and is now in the employ of Dennison Avery, Esq., of Columbia. We believe one portion of the good book to be absolutely and unqualifiedly true, and the murder of Mr. Chappell of Lebanon, the finding of Mr. Daniel Bliss of the same town, dead, and the attack upon Mr. Strong, each and all go to confirm it, that it is not good for man to be alone.

631. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Scotland.
The Rev. M. Place, of Vermont, supplied the pulpit in the Congregational church last Sabbath. It is expected that he will be hired for a year.
There is considerable moving in town; Mr. J.M. Palmer has moved to Windham and Mr. Jas. Bliven, of Windham, moves in where he has lived.
Samuel Moffit has moved to Canterbury where he will carry on the mast hoop business.
F.W. Cunningham has leased John P. Gager's mill for a year.
Lewis Hopkins will occupy the tenement at Gager's mill this year.
David Wilson, Jr., has moved into A.W. Maine's house, and will follow the meat businessA.F. Hebard has returned to Scotland to live.

632. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: North Windham.
The series of singing schools held during the winter by Prof. Turner, closed Monday evening. At the close of the school P.L. Peck offered a series of resolutions thanking the teacher for his thoroughness and patience during the term. The whole school - I may say the whole house seconded the sentiments expressed, by rising. The Prof. Happily responded and thus ended the singing school.
Last Sunday, the Sabbath school reorganized by making choice the following officers: For superintendent, Wm. W. White; asst. supt. A.P. Smith; librarian, Mary Utley; sec'y and treas'r, C.M. Bates. Everybody so far s we can learn, would like to hear Rev. Mr. Leavitt again.

633. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Died.
Kirby - In Willimantic, April 4, Eugene, only son of John L., and Mary A. Kirby, aged 10 months and 13 days.
Spencer - In Windham, April 2d, John Spencer, aged 83 years.
Bliss - In Lebanon, April 3d, Daniel Bliss, aged 73 years.
Smith - In Willimantic, April 5th, James Smith, aged 55.
Routier - In Willimantic, April 7th, Culbert Routier, aged 63 years.

634. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Withdrawal. From this date the undersigned withdraws from the partnership of Buck & Whittemore, gold, silver, and
combinations platers. Charles E. Whittemore. April 9th, 1884.

635. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Columbia.
Elbert Little, who had been spending the season in East Hartford, is in town for a few weeks.
Mrs. Frank P. Collins is visiting her sister, Mrs. Seaman, in Turnerville.
Uncle Sam Brown, who has been in town for a few months with his daughter, has returned to Portland to engage in his usual avocation.
Saxton B. Little, of Meriden, has sent his picture, framed in oak with plush and gilt trimmings, to hang on the library walls where his cheerful face will look down on those that frequent this resort. Rev. F.D. Avery also presented the framed picture of Gov. William A. Buckingham and that is also suspended in the library building.
Mrs. Myron Winslow Little with her daughter returned from a trip to Meriden last week.
Henry Spafard and wife of Exeter, with Miss Breed, were at church Sunday.
The basket supper of the Ladies Society at S.F. Ticknor's was well attended and much merriment resulted in the purchase of different baskets, there being more ladies than gentlemen, the gents bidding on more than one basket and the whole company was pleasantly entertained.
Mrs. Palmer Tucker is seriously ill and grave fears are entertained of her recovery as her disease is a cancerous affection with which she has been afflicted for years. This estimable lady has the full sympathy of her many friends in her trying situation.
The Ladies Society met on Tuesday evening with Mrs. Harriet R. Yeomans.
Miss Gates of Lebanon, and Mr. Case of Canton, were with their respective friends over the Sabbath, also Miss Annie Wordworth was the guest of her friend, Miss Fuller.
The Cornet Band, A.H. Fox, manager, give an entertainment at Town Hall on Thursday evening, assisted by Frank Maples, an elocutionist from
Norwich, and from the style of the advertisement a good treat is promised all who may attend.
The young people who have gone out from among us and who were within the gates over the Sabbath, were Prof. E.L. Richardson, Fred Avery, Frank Berry, Elbert Little.
Jonathan Tucker has rented his farm to Arthur Gillette of Hebron, and with his wife will go to reside with his daughter at Point Judith.

636. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: The keg factory of A.D. Bridge at Hazardville was burned Monday morning.

637. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Brown Bros' paper warehouse, near Lyman Viaduct burned Monday night with all its contents.

638. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: Morgan G. Bulkeley was re-elected mayor of Hartford on Monday, and Hon. D. Morgan mayor of Bridgeport.

639. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: At a Court of Probate, holden at Mansfield, within and for the district of Mansfield on the 20th day of March, A.D.
1884. Present, Ralph W. Storrs Judge. On motion of Norman B. Perkins administrator on the estate of Eliza A. Perkins late of Mansfield, 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 administrator, 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 Mansfield nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, Ralph W. Storrs, Judge.

640. TWC Wed Apr 9, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and
intoxicating liquors at Windham Hotel, Windham Center in the town of Windham. I hereby certify that I am not disqualified to receive such license by any of the provisions of the laws of this state and that the place in which said business is to be carried on has no means of access to any part of the same building used or occupied as a dwelling house. Dated at Windham this 4th day of April A.D. 1884. Annie C. Wilbur. We the undersigned, electors and tax-payers of the town of Windham do hereby endorse the application f the above named Annie C. Wilbur, and we hereby certify that we have not since the first day of October 1883 endorsed any other application for a license. Dated at Windham this 4th day of April A.D. 1884. I hereby certify that the above named endorsers are electors and taxpayers of the town of Windham. Henry N. Wales, Town Clerk. Dated at Windham this 7th day of April, A.D. 1884.

641. TWC Wed Apr. 16, 1884: About Town.
Will Clark held No. 105 and took the clock from Little & Lyman's shoe store.
Dr. Gardner of Hampton has pulled up stakes and moved towards the setting sun.
The Whittemore plating shop has been moved into the new building on Meadow street.
The house on Jackson street formerly owned by Edwin Gillette has been bought by Clark O. Terry.
The sale of pews in the Methodist church on account of rain last evening was postponed to next Tuesday evening.
The sale of seats at the Baptist church took place Monday evening. Good weather, good attendance, and a good sale.
Miss C. Eliza Palmer departed this life last night at nine o'clock at the residence of her sister, Mrs. M.K. Brewer, at Baltic.
The water cart has begun its summer work. Our people will be glad to pay for the service if we can have sunshine enough to make dust.
R.V. Lyon, of Suspension Bridge, N.Y., will preach in North Windham, Sunday the 27th services to commence at 10:30 a.m., and 1:30 p.m.
Willard N. Tucker from Atlantic Delaine Mills, Providence, succeeds J.F. Thompson, Jr. as overseer of carding room in the Linen Co's. No. 3 mill.
Mrs. John Ashton is very low with cancer of the stomach, and her physician, Dr. McGuinness, says her death may occur at any moment.
Wm. E. Bullard's son was run over by a team in front of the post office, cutting his hip and injuring his head badly. Dr. McGuinness dressed the
Leve & Alden have organized an excursion party to Europe to leave New York May 22. Pamphlets giving full particulars may be had at this office.
At the republican caucus last evening George M. Harrington, Frank Fowler, J. M. Hall and J.G. Keigwin were chosen delegates to the State

642. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: The veteran lecturer, Prof. Charles Northend, of New Britain, will give a lecture at the Storrs Agricultural school,
Friday evening, April 18th. Subject: "Alaska and its Resources."

643. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Edgar W. Emerson, a young medium gave a series of tests at Excelsior hall Monday evening. His test are similar to those of Mr. Baxter, but are given with fewer preliminaries.

644. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: There was a trial between the Champion and Pennock road scrapers yesterday. Good judges say that they could not see much difference in the amount or quality of the work done by the machines.

645. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: H.A. Hull has rented room sin New London and will remove his law office from Stonington to that city. Hadlai is bound to make his mark in the world, and we predict for him a brilliant future.

646. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: The rumor that Mr. Chas. E. Congdon died last Sunday is false, as is asserted by that worthy gentleman himself who
though far from well is still able to get about the house and store.

647. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Dr. W.R. Griswold was in town last week looking after the interests of his pastille business. His Anti-zymotic pastilles have a large sale in town, and are an invaluable remedy for coughs, colds and catarrh. Try them.

648. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Lincoln & Boss have the contract to furnish the lumber for the new grand stand on the Brooklyn fair ground. The
building is to be a duplicate of the one on the Willimantic fair ground except that it will be 20 feet shorter.

649. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: The following names are announced for the Willimantic base ball club: Captain, Mr. Thomas, formerly of the Detroits, Frank J. Murphy, formerly of the Hartfords, catcher; Mr. Toohey of Meriden, left field, Timothy Sullivan of this village probably third base.

650. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: The new telephone line to Scotland via South Windham and Jerusalem has been completed, and the subscribers are ready for the machines. Uncle Joe Ensworth, the Ross Cutter man is building a special line from Scotland village to his mansion on classic Pudding Hill.

651. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: The tenth issue of the Evening Post Annual, containing biographical sketches of the state officers, representatives in congress, governor's staff, and state senators and representatives has been received. It is a fine specimen of the printer's art and a valuable book of reference.

652. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: H.B. Smith will give an entertainment consisting of readings, recitations, etc., in Loomer Opera House on the evening of April 29th. The proceeds are to be turned over to the Ladies' Relief society for the benefit of their work among the deserving poor. Particulars hereafter.

653. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Fast day was quite generally observed in Willimantic as far as "servile labor" was concerned, although there was
some "vain recreation" going on in diverse places. The mills were shut down, most of the stores closed, and the people took a holiday. Those who assembled at their places of worship were in the minority.

654. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: A new tabernacle is to be built at once at the new Baptist resort, Crescent Beach. It is probable that twenty or
twenty-five new cottages will be erected before midsummer. The Shore Line railroad has put in a side track at the station to accommodate travel. The resort will not only furnish a pleasant place for the Baptists, but also an agreeable shore rendezvous for Sunday school picnics.

655. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Mr. Origen Hall of Willington, started last week to join his brother in Colorado, where they are interested in the
mining business. Mr. Hall says that the poorest specimens taken from the mine in which he and his brother own a two-thirds interest assays $200
to the ton. The cost of reduction is $20 per ton. If the mine pans out as they hope and expect, they will erect works of their own at the mine, which will enable them to work the ore at a much less cost.

656. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Hebron is getting quite a reputation all over the country. The unfortunate difficulty in the church sometime since was
published all over the United States, and the recent graveyard row has been published far and wide. Our Hebron correspondent gives the facts in
the case in another column.

657. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: We notice the following items in the Atlanta Journal of April 7. Mr. Charles S. Atwood, business manager of the
Journal, and who has, with his wife and family, been on a visit to friends and relatives in the North and East for the past several weeks, returned home yesterday. Miss Bessie A. Atwood, of Willimantic, Connecticut, is on an extended visit to her brother, Mr. Chas. S. Atwood. The Journal trusts that Miss Atwood's visit to the sunny South will be a pleasant one.

658. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Obituary - John Congdon died on Saturday aged 50. Mr. Congdon was born in Newport, R.I. In company with his brother Thomas, he came to Willimantic in 1860 and the firm started the first stove and crockery store in this village. Mr. Congdon remained in the
business nine years and then went to farming in Hampton. Afterwards in company with Geo. H. Purinton he bought out the grocery business of H.C.
Hall. The firm closed up when the Linen company's store was opened and Mr. Congdon returned to the farm. Two years ago he moved to the "Hill
farm" and took a milk route to this village in which trade he continued until last November, when he was obliged to quit work. His disease was
diabetes. Mr. Congdon's sterling character and integrity while in business in this place earned for him the nickname of "Honest John" a name which he never belied. His remains were interred in the Willimantic cemetery yesterday.

659. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Mr. Austin Holt, an old resident of this village and well-known among our people, departed this life last Sunday
evening. He leaves two daughters, Mrs. Arthur Carpenter, of this village, and Miss Louise Holt, who is somewhat noted in musical circles, and one son, Mr. George Holt, who is engaged in railroad business in Minneapolis, Minn. The eldest son, Henry, came home from the West to die some ten years since. Mr. Holt was born in East Windsor August 4, 1810, and was one of a family of twelve children of whom eight are living. The family moved to Willington and Austin was put to work in the woolen business at the age of twelve. When a young man he went to Rockville and engaged in the manufacture of woolens, which business he afterwards followed in the towns of Manchester and Willimansett [sic. Mean Willimantic?] He also was engaged for a time in the lumber business at Monson. He came to Willimantic in 1868 and resided here until his death. He was married in March, 1839, and his wife passed away in 1874. Mr. Holt was a man of quiet, unobtrusive manners, benevolent and kind. The funeral occurred today at 11 o'clock and the remains will be laid beside those of his wife in the cemetery at Manchester.

660. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: The following pastoral appointments were made by the M.E. Conference at New Bedford, for the Norwich district:
Presiding Elder, H.D. Robinson, New London. Norwich - East Main street, C.W. Holden; Central church, F.R. Stratton; Sachem street, G.C. King;
Norwich Town, supplied by F.C. Baker; Greenville, C.S. Davis; Attawaugan, O.A. Farley; Baltic, supplied by J.M. Winkler; Burnside, W.A. Luce; Chesterfield and Salem, J. Pearce; Colchester, William Kirby; Danielsonville, J.H. James, G.W. Brewster; Eastford, to be supplied; East Glastonbury, G.H. Butler; East Hampton, G.H. Lamson; East Thompson, F.A. Crafts; East Woodstock, supplied by G.R. Bentley; Gales Ferry, W.
Turkinton; Gurleyville, supplied by W.W. Ellis; Haddam Neck, to be supplied; Hazardville, G.W. Gallagher; Hebron, to be supplied; Hockanum, E.J. Ayers; Hopeville, supplied by S. Amidon; Jewett City, C.H. Dalrymple; Lyme, supplied by D.G. Ashley; Montville, J.F. Sheffield; Moodus, F.C. Newell; Moosup, R.B. Dyson; Mystic, E.F. Smith; Mystic Bridge, J.J. Coultas; New London, S.O. Benton; Niantic, J.C. Gowan; North Grosvenordale, D.L. Brown; North Manchester, H.H. Martin; Portland, R. Povey; Putnam, W.F. Stoddard; Quarryville, supplied by W.C. Newell; Rockville, O.H. Fernald; Somers, to be supplied; South Coventry, supplied by S.V.B. Cross; South Manchester, Eben Tirrill Jr.; Stafford Springs, J.E. Hawkins; Staffordville and Willington, S. McKeown; Thompsonville, J. Oldham; Tolland, Lee church and Wesley chapel, J.H. Sherman; Uncasville, C.A. Stenhouse; Vernon Depot, supplied by W.A. Taylor; Versailles, supplied by John McVay; Voluntown and Griswold, C.S. Morse; Wapping, Jacob Betts; Warehouse Point, W. H. Turkinton; West Thompson, C. Hammond; Willimantic, D.P. Leavitt; Windsorville, H.M. Cole, H. Montgomery, city missionery of Norwich, member of Central church quarterly conference.

661. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: For sale. A 54 inch American Star bicycle, nearly new. For particulars call on or address H.A. Adams.

662. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Mansfield Centre.
It is now understood to be a fact that sheriff-elect West will appoint George W. Levalley of Mansfield one of his deputies.
There will be a social dance at White's hall, Atwoodville next Friday evening, April 18th, given by the pupils of the dancing school the past winter, as a benefit to their teacher. Music by E.L. Jackson. Refreshments if desired. This will be the closing dance of the season at that place, and a general invitation is extended.
Mr. Orwell Atwood who owns and resides on the Simeon Abbe farm, contemplates removing therefrom to Stonington the present season. The place or farm to which Mr. Atwood is going, is beautifully located near the shore, a little west of the borough line, and has some historical interest connected with the war of 1812. The British fleet which bombarded Stonington at that time was anchored off in the neighborhood of Turner's reef, and the first shot fired, went a mile to the left of the mark and struck over in Clambaug near where Mr. Atwood is going to reside. Hence the following which we selected from an old ditty published at that time:
"And the old Razee with red hot ball.
Did a cow house sadly maul
That stood a mile from Stonington"
Mr. Atwood in removing thither will find this sanctuary privileges unabridged, for the denizens in that community put in two days in the week for a Sabbath, some the first, and some the last day. Nevertheless the temptation following a favorable tide, to go a clamming on one of the different Sundays, would be greater in that locality than at Mansfield Centre.

663. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Lebanon.
It is said that a grange of fifty or more members with A.P. Smith as head center, has been organized and is in working order, although strangers passing through town in the night would hardly be aware of it.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. H. Noyes celebrated their 25th anniversary of their marriage on Saturday, April 12th. A large number of relatives and friends honored the occasion by their presence. The gifts were numerous and valuable and the appointments in every particular ample and complete. After passing a highly enjoyable evening the company, with many kind wishes for their host and hostess, separated at a late hour.The project of another creamery is being agitated. This time butter is to be made from milk instead of cream, using in its manufacture what is termed a "centrifugal separator." Its proposed location is upon the premises of Mr. Cyrus S. Geer, he having a suitable building which can be had for the purpose. Cows enough to insure the success of the enterprise have already been pledged; but profiting by recent experience we prefer to do our heavy bragging later.
Friday last was a particularly unlucky day for our usually jovial neighbor 'Prof' Henry W. Smith. Being anxious to prepare a piece of ground for early vegetables and taking advantage of a day when it didn't snow, eh "struck in" Fast day morning smart as a whip and bright as a new pin. The adage that "fortune favors the brave" was found before night to have its exceptions, but another old saw that "it never rains but it pours" was strikingly exemplified. Henry succeeding in accomplishing his task, but in so doing unfortunately broke a borrowed plow and severely crushed, jammed and smashed the index finger of his right hand, which in addition to its being a painful wound, caused extreme nervous and cerebral derangement as indicated by milk and emphatic gesticulations and strange eccentricities of speech when relating the circumstance half an hour after. Then, as a cap sheaf for the day's misfortunes, his horse sickened and died in a few hours. The "Professor" unlike his race generally, is far from being
superstitious, still, he includes to the belief that had he religiously refrained from all "servile labor" and put in the day at Stedman's in friendly contest with Uncle George he would have been ahead of his present condition, financially, and a "heap" happier man.

664. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Columbia.
Uncle Sam Brown spent a couple of days in town and took his accustomed offering of beautiful flowers to St. Peter's church, Hebron, on Easter
Sunday, said church being the place where he worships when in this vicinity.
The board of education met at the Town hall on Saturday for the purpose of examining teachers. Miss Jennie Leonard, of Hebron, for Pine street,
and Miss Hettie Little for the South-West school were approbated.
Chas. E. Little and Mr. and Mrs. Richard O. Lyman, of Willimantic, were in town on Good Friday.
John Lewis went to Boston Tuesday taking with him his young son of four years for treatment of his limbs which do not develop in the same proportion as the body and refuse proper support. He has been recommended by his physician to an institution where he will be fitted to braces and it is hoped the remedy will banish the disease.
Fred O. Clark and wife with Miss Helen Amelia; of Hartford, were in town last week at N.H. Clark's.
The owners of dogs should bear in mind that the law is inflexible and requires registration before the first of May. Not a single dog has yet been registered although a large number is seen daily upon our streets.
The entertainment under the auspices of the Band was very much enjoyed by all in attendance, and the recitations by Frank T. Maples elicited
high encomiums.
James L. Downer, Frank P. Collins and Chester Collins, with their families, attended Easter services at the Episcopal church in Hebron.
Mrs. Wm. Foote, of Colchester, is the guest of her daughter, Mrs. Dr. C.N. Gallup.
At a meeting of the democratic electors on Saturday evening, April 11th, George H. Loomis and William H. Yeomans were appointed delegates to
attend the State convention to be held at New Haven on the 5th day of June next. Power of substitution was granted to the delegates.
Chas W. Ely has purchased a wood lot of Addison Fitch and will soon commence active operations thereon, assisted by J.F. Roberts who
superintends the felling of the tree.
Mrs. Leon Gingras, Mr. and Mrs. Nazaire Gingras and Peter La Crosse spent Easter in Willimantic.

665. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Mansfield.
In reply to many inquiries as to where J.W. Knowlton is, we would say that he is in Putnam, having arrived from the West about a month ago.
We had occasion to visit the Mansfield poor house last week and found, as has been stated many times, that the poor fared as well or better than the tax payers. The neatness of the house and the tidiness of the inmates reflect much credit upon Mr. William Gardiner, the keeper. This is as it should be, and those who growl about taxes should visit the wards of the town and be satisfied that money paid for their comfort is not misspent, and then get into the school ring of the town, and then - keep still and don't growl about taxes.
Mrs. Wm. Fisk of Illinois, who has been visiting at Leander Wright's, is very sick, and at the present writing is not expected to live. She formerly lived at Mount Hope.
While Mr. Lyman Barrows was at church last Sunday some one entered his house and stole about $225 and some gold watch chains, finger rings,
etc. Mr. Barrows offers a reward of $50 for the rascals. The house is isolated and the thieves broke open the front door between the hours of 10 and 11 a.m. They took papers of no value except to the owner.
It will be recollected that about two years ago Mr. L.H. Hooker's store was broken open and a lot of watches, Yankee novelties, etc, taken. The
thief was captured and sent to Tolland jail, but not liking his boarding place he skipped out, and the goods could not be found until recently.
William Bates, of Abington, found the goods in an old chimney in a somewhat dilapidated condition and returned them to Mr. Hooker.
The house of Mr. Geo. Stevens of Mount Hope, came near burning last Thursday. While they were all away but the children a bed caught afire,
supposed from a pipe, and were it not for the presence of mind of the eldest son, who threw the bed out of doors, the house must have burned.
Mr. Charles Jacobson is putting in a Bone mill at the old Wentworth saw mill, near Mount Hope.

666. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Married.
Hazard - Bliven - In Willimantic April 13, by Rev. S.R. Free, Joseph M. Hazard and Miss Lucy M. Bliven, all of Willimantic.

667. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Died.
Crowley - In Willimantic, April 14th, Helena Crowley, aged 5 months.
Congdon - In Willimantic, April 12th, John Congdon, aged 50 years.
Utley - In Chaplin, April 11th, Mary A. Utley, aged 53 years.
Holt - In Willimantic, April 13th, Austin Holt, aged 74 years.
Chester - In Chaplin, April 9th, Sumner Chester aged 66 years and 9 months.

668. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Hebron.
The last great sensation for this town is a grave affair in both senses of the word. To give a fair exposition of the matter it becomes necessary to give some facts not directly connected with this case but in reality the key to the whole transaction. In the west part of the town on what is called Borrough hill there formerly existed a flourishing Methodist church its members consisting of many of the most wealthy and influential citizens of the town and in their church were held the quarterly meetings for this section, for a great many years. Belonging to this church were two old and much respected men - Mr. Burroughs and Mr. White - both long since dead and remembered by but few people now living. Mr. Burroughs proposed to give to the society a plot for a burying place the lot lying contiguous to a lot upon which Mr. White was building a new house for his son, and on higher ground. Mr. White objecting to having a graveyard so near his son's new house, in a spirit of amity proposed to become, himself, the donor of a lot for burial purposes and equally eligible, which proposition was in the same spirit accepted by Mr. Burroughs, and the lot was accordingly given by Mr. White and has been used as a burial ground for many years and therein rests the remains of the Whites, Boons, Nortons, Wheelers, and
many other old families of that locality. The White farm some portion of it has remained in the White family until quite recently when it was
purchased by Wallace Jones the deed conveying the property to him covering this burial place. On the 15th of March last Seth Wheeler an old and respected citizen of this locality died, and his sister - with whom he had lived and kept house for many years - obtained the services of George Allen, a neighbor in digging the grave and he having two smart boys set them at the job. When they had nearly completed it there appeared upon the scene William Watrous who then and there claimed the sole and exclusive rights to dig graves in that yard, and with the assistance of Mr. Jones who was conveniently near, the Allens, were summarily ejected from the grounds and Watrous completed the job. Previous to the funeral Jones went to Miss Wheeler and told her what he had done, preferring to give his own version of the affair and informing her that Watrous would see to filling the grave after the funeral, as he was sole proprietor of the burial ground and had appointed Watrous grave digger and he (Jones) should not allow the Allens to do anything in that yard nor could they occupy it either dead or alive. At the burial Watrous was on hand with his tools to do the filling but by the
interference of the neighbors he was induced to leave the place and the Allen boys filled the grave. What influence a dollar said to have been
offered Watrous to quietly leave the place may have had upon him may never be known. It is but just to say that Jones was on friendly terms with Mr. Wheeler having no cause of quarrel or antipathy to him and the whole affair grew out of an old feud between Allen and Jones.

669. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Andover.
The basket party given by the Helping Hands society at the house of Mrs. Gurley Phelps last Tuesday evening was a very pleasant and enjoyable
affair though the attendance was not large. The net proceeds amounted to six dollars.
Mr. Henry Ware for a number of years a supervisor on the New York & New England has accepted a similar position on the Rochester & Pittsburg
R.R., Mr. Ware started last week for Rochester where he will have his headquarters. His family is to remain in Andover for the present.
Mr. E.K. Post formerly of Andover, who has been a section foreman for sometime on the N.Y. & N.E. R.R., at Bristol, has accepted a similar
position on the N.Y.N.H. & H., R.R., at Meriden.
The Mutual Union Telegraph Co., have a force of men engaged in stringing six more wires. They have also moved a number of poles at the request of our selectmen.

670. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: Ashford.
At a town meeting held on Saturday, the 17th inst. It was voted to offer a reward of three hundred dollars for the apprehension and conviction of the parties that set fire to the barn in Ashford and burned the horses of John Bolles. It is to be desired that the guilty parties may be found out and severely punished.
Rev. Mr. May has been engaged to preach at the Congregational church on the hill, and has just moved his family from York state there.
Rev. C.N. Nichols, who has supplied the pulpit in Warrenville so acceptably is expecting to remove to other fields of labor and will carry the best wishes of everyone who has had the pleasure of making his acquaintance, with him.
Mr. Hobert Wright is on a visit home for a few days.

671. TWC Wed Apr 16, 1884: South Windham.
Winnie the eldest son of G.A. Murdock lost a large piece of the index finger of his right hand by coming in contact with a buzz saw at the type shop a few days ago.
Mrs. Fitch, grandmother of H.E. Card of this village broke her hip Saturday morning by a fall in the house. Dr. Sweet reduced the fracture and though several years over 80 she is doing as well as could be expected of a person much younger.

672. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: About Town.
The Fitchville woolen mill was burned last night.
Arthur Favroe has taken a position in the People's clothing house.
The New England double track is complete from Boston to Millville.
Burglars are operating in many villages in the state. Our turn is coming.
C.N. Andrew fell down stairs in Bank building, Thursday and received some severe bruises.
The Norwich juvenile temperance army was pelted with rotten eggs in Greeneville last Saturday.
Pedestrians complain that the shanty in front of the site of the new Bank building is a nuisance.
The Connecticut has been about 20 feet above low water, probably caused by so many shad coming up.
F.A. Chadband has severed business relations with C.H. Townsend and will open a gallery of his own soon.
The Scotland telephone subscribers received their machines Monday, and Scotland is no longer out of the world.
The Willimantic Plating Co. is the firm style of the new plating establishment on Bank street. C.E. Whittemore, agent.
N.W. Leavitt and H.H. Hatch will give a concert at Plainfield on the evening of May 1st, and at Hampton on April 29th.
Rev. A.S. Lane preached at the Congregational church last Sunday in the absence of Mr. Free, who is visiting in New York state.
Willimantic Temple of Honor presented Joseph Hood with an elegant gold-headed cane as a testimonial of esteem, last Thursday evening.
Five thousand alligator hides were shipped from one port in Florida last week, and yet shoe leather has advanced three cents a pound within a few

673. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Rev. Frank Thompson, formerly of Windham, has begun his work as Seaman's chaplain at Valparaiso, Chili, and speaks encouragingly of the prospects.

674. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: The cotton in the picker room of the Linen company's mill caught fire this morning, but the precautions of the company against fire are so great that it was extinguished without difficulty.

675. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Mr. and Mrs. George F. Blackman of Andover were thrown from their carriage Monday and severely bruised. In addition to numerous bruises one of Mr. Blackman's shoulders was dislocated.

676. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: The annual re-union of the 21st Regiment adjourned to meet in this village May 16th, has been postponed to meet
at Hartford, June 18th on the occasion of the unveiling of the Buckingham statue.

677. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: New London was greatly excited over the question of a site for a new depot. Many of the citizens protest against
having it located at the foot of the Parade, while others think that the most favorable place.

678. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: The depot at Montville was entered and robbed of twenty-five cents in postage stamps and twenty five cents in money sometime Saturday night. No clue to the thieves. Agent Eaton will probably engage a night watchman the next time he leaves such a sum in the safe.

679. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Hon. Benjamin Stark of New London and Hon. Abiel Converse of Thompson spent a few hours in town yesterday, visiting our Court room and other places of interest.

680. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: H.C. Hall, the cash grocer has just received a few barrels of the Franklin mills flour made from the entire wheat. It
makes delicious bread, rolls, gems, biscuit, etc., superior in flavor and palatability to those made from any other flour.

681. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: The planets Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, says an exchange, will soon be in perihelion for the third time
since the Christian era. The last time was in the sixteenth century, when there were floods, hurricanes, earthquakes and plagues.

682. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: E.S. Boss is mentioned as a candidate for the office of delegate to the Chicago Convention. The state convention is
being held at Hartford to-day. The following delegates were chosen from Mansfield: E.G. Sumner, J.D. Chaffee, E.T. Bolles, E.P. Conant.

683. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Chas. L. Bottum died last Wednesday in Minnesota whither he went last fall expecting to engage in wheat raising. Few particulars have been received, but it is known that Mr. Bottum's nerves have been unstrung for some time, and for the last few weeks he had been insane.

684. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: The make up of the Willimantic base ball team is announced to be as follows: Captain, Wm. H. Thomas; catcher, Frank Murphy; pitcher, Ernest Knoff; change pitchers, George Peters, Charles Gessner; short stop; Michael O' Conner; third base, Timothy Sullivan; first base, E.F. Toohey; the nineth man to be selected later.

685. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Charles P. Turner, manager for Barker & Kellogg's branch office at Thompsonville, will be in town a week or two in the interest of the New Home Sewing Machine, to see about opening an office for Barker & Kellogg. Any orders addressed to Mr. Turner at post
office box 224 will receive prompt attention.

686. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: The following is recommended as a cure for the appetite for intoxicating liquor: Half an ounce of ground quassia
steeped in a pint of vinegar, a teaspoonful of the decoction to be put into a little water and dank as often as the thirst of liquor comes on. This remedy is easily tested, and is worth trying by any one who wishes to stop the use of intoxicants.

687. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: A second base ball club has been organized in town consisting of the following members: Catcher, N. Wilbur; pitcher,
J. Lynch; P. Sheehan, s.s.; J. Moriarty, l.f.; J. Beckwith, 1st b.; J. Curnes, 2d b.; O. Lynch, 3d b.; T. Clurey, c.f.; M. Casey, r.f. The boys are prepared to play any club in this vicinity outside of the league. Norwich and Taftville clubs take notice.

688. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: It is predicted that Buckingham day, June 18th, will equal if not exceed "Battleflag day," but we doubt if Hartford ever sees the equal of that occasion. The naval veterans will hold a business meeting after the parade and organize a society for annual reunions and prepare a roster of this branch of the service for publication. Men who have served in the navy or marine corps are asked to send their names to Capt. C.A. Stillman, Hartford.

689. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Police Notes - After a vacation of nearly two weeks court convened again Friday morning, with Jerry Sullivan, a man
well advanced in years, to the fore. Jerry was found lying drunk in the streets at 10 o'clock the night previous and hauled in by officer Roberts. Justice Sumner imposed a fine of $10.52 including costs, which Jerry paid promptly so he could return to the "buzzum of his family."

690. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: The Washington woolen mill in South Coventry was burned last night with its contents. The mill was owned by H.A.
Kimball of Pascoag, R.I., and operated by Gilboa & Kasson making ladies' dress goods, and was run night and day. The mill was formerly run by
George K. Nason of this place. The loss is estimated as high as $50,000. The mill was fitted with pipes and sprinklers and a powerful force pump,
but for some reason the pump was not got to work. The light of the flames was distinctly seen by parties here.

691. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: On Friday afternoon our people were surprised to hear that Joel Fox had just died of pneumonia. Some friends
immediately went to his home to offer their services to the family in their sad bereavement. When they arrived at the house, Joel with his usual obstinacy, denied the whole thing, and claimed to be alive, although not kicking, on account of an attack of rheumatism in the knee. The visitors took his word for it and departed to find the man who started the report. As we have heard of no sudden death, we conclude that their search was unsuccessful.

692. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Mrs. David Clark and Mrs. Trowbridge came near having a serious accident at the Union street crossing on Monday. They had driven on the track when a train was seen bearing down on them. The horse wheeled round bringing a wheel into the space between the rail and planking, twisting it to pieces and started up Jackson street. Mrs. Clark regained control of the frightened animal and brought him to a stop without further damages. Had she been a less accomplished horsewoman the affair might have resulted very differently. That switch yard on our principal streets is a dangerous place, and the sooner steps are taken to remove it the better. Our business men had better pay for carting their freight a mile, than have such a trap in our midst. There have been several narrow escapes at these crossings, and some day there will be an accident without an escape, and some life, the value of which cannot be estimated in dollars will be sacrificed.

693. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Col. Barbour Resigns. The resignation of Colonel Lucius A. Barbour, the commanding officer of the First regiment,
Connecticut National Guard, was approved by Brigadier General Smith on Saturday last. His reasons for leaving the military service of the state
are apparent to all who know the position he holds as president of the Willimantic Linen company. His duties are of such a character as to demand all his time, and for this reason and no other has he concluded to retire from the National Guard with which he has been connected for nearly sixteen years. He has been field officer of the regiment for nearly nine years, and colonel since June 26, 1878. The standing and condition of the First regiment since Col. Barbour assumed command of it, is a more effective compliment than we can pay him. Without question he stands unrivaled as a National Guard officer to-day. Previous to his connection with the Willimantic Linen company he devoted nearly his entire time to the interests of the regiment. Through his efforts and generosity the regiment was provided a fine armory, and many methods and reforms suggested or instituted by him permeated the entire National Guard.

694. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Lebanon.
Wheel vehicles are again in use on Town street; catamaran navigation having closed for the season.
Henry A. Race is making marked improvements by sinking rocks, removing boulders and grading off in front of his new new house.
Mrs. Fannie Manwarring of Norwich, who, during the past winter suffered a severe attack of erysipelas, causing great anxiety and alarm among her
friends here, has so far recovered as to be able to visit her parents Mr. and Mrs. Ezekiel A. Abell of Exeter.
At a democratic caucus on Saturday last, Wm. H. Loomis was placed in nomination for the Judge of Probate made vacant by the removal of Wm.
Huntington. The title may be somewhat premature, but we shall venture to say that Judge Loomis will be an exceedingly popular candidate with his
party and receive its full vote.
J.J. Lock for many years a miller and proprietor of the premises widely known as Metcalf's grist mill, is about to change his occupation for that of a farmer, having rented the "Uncle Billy McCall farm" (so-called) recently vacated by Chas. J. Abell, Esq. Mr. Lock was a successful miller of the "Simon Slade variety." It is presumed however that his change of business will not affect him as disastrously as did that of his unfortunate prototype.
The Norwich Courier in an item announcing the discharge of the two prisoners held for the murder of Harvey Chappel attributes their arrest as largely due to "their previous bad character and vagabond manner of living." This, as regards one of the parties, Frank M. Larkin is untrue and does the young man great injustice. Larkin is well known in this community having worked here several seasons, and his employers all give him a good name, declaring him to be an excellent hand, temperate, honest and faithful. A Rhode Island farmer for whom he worked two years pronounces him "as good a man as he ever hired." This doesn't happen to be the reputation that vagabonds are often blessed with. For an innocent man who has always borne a good character to be dragged from one state into another charged with a capital crime is bad enough, but, when released for the want of even a shadow of evidence against him to be held up in the columns of a newspaper as a worthless vagabond is still worse, and is adding insult to injury. In the absence of any wish to divert suspicion from some other quarter, it remains a mystery why the attention of Sheriff Hawkins should ever have been directed towards Larkin at all. As much real cause for suspicion attaches to any of the murdered man's neighbors, or to any other person who happened to be in the Chappel neighborhood within a few days of the tragedy as to him. It was simply one of those cases of outrageous arrest which sometimes occurs and for which there appears to be no redress.

695. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Ashford.
Mr. and Mrs. William J. Roberts celebrated their fiftieth anniversary of their marriage on Wednesday evening April 16. A number of neighbors and
friends gathered at the home of the couple and passed the hours in social pleasures appropriate to these rare occasions, many bringing gifts of more or less value.
Rev. C.N. Nichols has given notice of his intention to sever his connection with the Baptist church in this place at the close of the present year's engagement which will terminate in a short time. Mr. Nichols has made many warm friends during his stay among us and the news of his intended departure is received with regret by all classes of people among us.

696. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: South Coventry.
The Literary Society elected officers for next term as follows: -
President, Fred S. Sweet; Vice-President, R.W. Barber; Secretary and Treasurer, Wm. F. Wood. The Society adjourns at its next meeting May 5th, until fall when it is to be hoped that the people of South Coventry will keep up the same interest in the meetings that they have shown in the past. The society has been very successful thus far, holding eleven regular meetings with a full house at nearly every one. Success to the
society and each member of it.
Frank More, our one painter, has moved to Eagleville. Who fills his place? A hard place to fill as well as he did we should say, but a good chance for the right man to try.
Deacon Morgan recently resigned his position as chorister at the Congregational church but has consented at the unanimous request of the choir, to remain. He has held the place with the exception of one year, since 1837.
Rev. W.W. Ellis has removed to Gurleyville to supply the M.E. church in that place. He will be greatly missed here. The Rev. S.V. Cross supplies
the church in this place.
Arbutus is seen in the village every day. Parties seem to have good success in searching the woods for this truly beautiful flower.
The telegraph men are again in our midst. They are putting on the last six wires to make the seventeen.
It does not look much like hard times here, with two woolen mills running over time.
Mrs. Erwin and daughter are in town this week, at Mr. Dean's.
The tenement house owned by Mrs. Hodgson is nearly completed.

697. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Columbia.
Mrs. W.H. Battey accompanied by her children are on a visit to friends in New Britain.
Miss Jennie Leonard, teacher in Pine street school, just before the thunder shower last Wednesday in attempting to back her horse out of a shed, ran against the side of a building causing the animal to rear, and seeing the buggy would be overturned she jumped to the ground, injuring her ankle to such an extent that Dr. Sweet was summoned who pronounced the ankle bone split, which will result in the delay of the school for a short time.
Burdette Downer returned Saturday from a visit to his sister in Hartford.
The employees of Ely's steam mill are enjoying a few days' respite from work previous to entering upon the Fitch woods.
Mr. Henry Buell and Mrs. Chas. Smith have been visiting at Will Buell's in Tolland.
J.F. Roberts is spending a few days with friends in Southington.
Wilton Little, who is at work at Shelter Island, was at home over the Sabbath, and his wife will accompany him on his return.
Chas. E. Little was in town over the Sabbath.
Mrs. Willard B. Clarke, president of the Ladies Society, in behalf of that organization purchased last week a fine chandelier, also side lamps for the chapel, and those who attend evening meetings will appreciate this new lighting apparatus.
Miss Lillie Richardson, who has been teaching in Norwich, is at home on Chestnut Hill, also Miss Orilla J. Fuller.
Mrs. Jonathan Tucker has left for a residence at present at Point Judith where she will be rejoined by her husband after his return from New York
where he goes this week for another operation on his eyes.
We are pleased to note that Mr. and Mrs. Daniel T. Fuller, of Liberty Hill, have sufficiently recovered from their sickness as to be upon our streets again. Said couple attending church in town last Sabbath.

698. TWC Wed Apr. 23, 1884: Naugatuck's postoffice war has ended in the appointment and confirmation of Alonzo J. Wood, who has been chief clerk for a number of years.

699. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: A car load of Canadians arrived in New London Wednesday, and they were subsequently taken to Fishers island where they will work in a brick yard.

700. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: A young lady by the name of Burns attempted suicide by jumping into a Litchfield pond on Sunday, but was taken out
by Edward Wetmore.

701. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: The Salvation army people of Bridgeport, are trying to back out of a contract for a ten-years' lease of land on which
they were to erect brick barracks 60 by 100 feet.

702. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: John Kelley, the old man who suffered all day in the rigging of the schooner Jan off New Haven harbor in February, is comfortable, after the second amputation of his right leg.

703. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Mrs. Thomas Lancaster of Waterbury accidentally shot her three-year-old daughter with a revolver which she was handling, Wednesday, and the child is expected to die.

704. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: The daughter of Robert McLean, of Danbury, who was hit on the head by a falling brick last Saturday afternoon while passing the opera house, died Wednesday from the injury.

705. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Francis D. Perry, who has been president of the Southport national bank since 1865, after being connected with the
State bank which preceded it for some thirty years, died at his home in Southport on Wednesday, aged 75 years.

706. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Mr. Charles H. Neff, of Portland, recently discovered the skull and several bones of Indians, also arrow heads and
ornamental pottery in the vicinity of Cox's mill. These relics of an Indian burying ground were washed out by the spring freshet.

707. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: An old New Bedford whaler says there are several whaling vessels in the far north which are likely to fall in with the Greely party - among them the "schooner Lizzie P. Simmons of New London, which is wintering in Hudson straits.

708. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Michael Mackey was arrested at West Stamford on Tuesday on the complaint of several residents. It appeared that
Mackey, while intoxicated, amused himself by discharging a shotgun, regardless of the damage to windows and persons happening within range.

709. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Jacob Broschaft of New Haven has brought suit for $2,500 damages against Henry Tuttle of Hamden, on account of the loss of his mare, Belle of Waterbury, which was killed in a collision with a team owned and driven by Mr. Tuttle. The mare was spitted on the shaft of Frank Tuttle's sleigh, which entered her flank and penetrated about three feet.

710. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Addie Amair, a bright, pretty girl of 15, of Norwich, Ct., took nearly a spoonful of strychnine and died in a few minutes. The cause is unknown.

711. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Mrs. Mary McGoldrick, aged 73 years, of New Haven, Ct., and Emma O'Brien, aged 3 years, of Erie, Pa., were yesterday burned to death by the explosion of kerosene lamps.

712. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Died.
Gregory - In Eastford, April 22d, Wm. C. Gregory, aged 84 years.
Fisk - In Ashford, April 15th, Mrs. Wm. A. Fisk, aged 82 years.
Ely - In Windham, April 19th, Miss H.C. Ely, aged 76 years.
Lambert - In Willimantic, April 22d, Onisime Lambert, aged 28 years.

713. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: The New Haven authorities will hereafter prosecute all persons arrested for drunkenness on Sunday.

714. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Samuel Troland, Jr., of Norwich, while coupling cars Saturday afternoon had his hand badly crushed.

715. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Nathaniel Bailey, a clerk for Hugh Montgomery, has resigned his position to join the salvation army at Norwich.

716. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Jane Shea, an employe of Hubbard's mill at Greenville, caught her foot in a pulley Saturday and was badly injured.

717. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Ex-Armorer George H. Bugby - the "first Connecticut man wounded in the war" - is keeping a small hotel in New Haven.

718. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Professor Cyrus Northrop notified the University of Minnesota Saturday of his acceptance of the office of president of the university. He will leave New Haven next August, and will assume the responsibilities of his new office in September.

719. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: The bell of the South Congregational church in Bridgeport cracked Sunday while being rung for the morning service.
It has been in use since 1830.

720. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Baltic.
For all the loving attentions, for the offerings of flowers which so brightened and cheered the sick room, and for the sympathy shown in them in their bereavement, the friends of C. Eliza Palmer desire to express their sincere gratitude and thanks, also their earnest appreciation of the kindness of those who assisted in the last sad services at the house, or who accompanied them to the "silent city of the dead."

721. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Tolland.
The annual meeting of the Tolland County Medical Society was holden at the County hotel on Thursday, April 17th, Physicians were in attendance
from various parts of the county, and some discussions of interest to the profession were had. Officers were chosen for the year as follows: -
President, F.L. Dickinson, M.D.; of Rockville; W.H. Clark, M.D., of Tolland, clerk; censors - F.L. Smith, of Stafford Springs; E.P. Flint, of South Coventry; county reporter, S.G. Risley, of Rockville; fellows to State Medical Society - F.L. Dickinson, C.F. Sumner, E.K. Leonarrd; alternates - C.B. Newton, A.E. Goodrich, F.L. Smith; delegates to American Medical Association - E.K. Leonard, C.B. Newton. A fine spread and a social time were features of the occasion.

722. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Brooklyn.
On Thursday night the store of Lewis Searls, the postmaster at Brooklyn, was entered, his safe opened, and some two hundred dollars worth of
stamps taken; also about one hundred dollars in cash. The town safe, which is in the same building, was attacked, and the lock of the inner doors drilled into, but apparently they were not opened. A little powder was found within the lock, but there was no indications of an explosion. The entering of this safe would be a profitless job, as no money is kept there. The tracks of two men were traced early Friday morning some distance south of the village, but no clew to their identity has yet been found.

723. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: The battle over the colonelcy of the Fourth regiment waxes warm. Lieutenant Colonel Henry Skinner of Winsted would be the leading and the favorite candidate but for the fact that his appointment would necessitate the location of the regimental headquarters in a remote and comparatively inaccessible section of the state.

724. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: At the annual meeting of the League of American Wheelman in Boston recently, N.P. Tyler of New Haven was elected chief consul for Connecticut.

725. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: At New London Saturday was launched the schooner-yacht Mahogan, built for Henry D. Burnham of the Eastern Yacht club and having a measurement of 261 tons.

726. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: Mrs. Angelia B. Spooner, a sister of the late Rev. C.A. Spooner of Norwich, died from an accidental poisoning Thursday night in Springfield, where she was on a visit to her sister.

727. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: The Humane society established a branch in Waterbury only a week ago, but in that time the agents have killed two
horses and are making it otherwise lively for the people of the brass city.

728. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: A second order of the Ancient Order of Hibernians was organized in Waterbury, Sunday.

729. TWC Wed Apr 23, 1884: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham, within and for the district of Windham on the 23d day of April, A.D. 1884. Present John D. Wheeler, Esq., Judge. On motion of Thomas R. Congdon, administrator on the intestate estate of John Congdon, late of Windham 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 administrator, 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 the public signpost in said town of Windham, nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record. John D. Wheeler, Judge.

730. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: About Town.
The porgy has arrived in Connecticut.
Dr. Converse, from Maine, has located in Hampton.
Rev. S.R. Free preached at Scotland last Sunday afternoon

H.A. Adams has bicycles of all sizes, grades and prices, from the cheapest to the best. 53 Union street.Over sixty dogs have been registered as yet, out of two hundred or more in town. The time is up to-morrow.
One of Baker & Mathewson's teams had a wheel knocked off on the New London road at the depot on Monday.
E.S. Boss of this village and Ira B. Griggs of Griswold will represent this district at the Chicago convention.
John Ives, a machinist in the employ of the Willimantic Linen company, sailed for England last Saturday for a few weeks' visit.
A new department regulation issued a short time since allows no bulletins or posting of written or printed notices in the post office.
Carl Sennewald, formerly with H. Nungasser has been engaged by C.H. Dimmick and may hereafter be found at the Opera House hair-dressing rooms.

731. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Mr. and Mrs. A.B. Adams were shut in between the gates of our popular railroad crossing one day this week and
narrowly escaped being struck by an engine. The gates were lowered almost instantly after being raised.

732. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: The Providence Press says: The Elmwood Congregational church has entered upon a more vigorous life under the
inspiration of the new pastor, the Rev. H. Winslow, whose experience in aiding other churches is an essential help to him in his new field.

733. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Our board of Water Commissioners consisting of Geo. W. Burnham, E.B. Sumner and H.L. Wales has organized and taken the oath of office. Geo. W. Burnham was elected chairman of the committee and H.L. Wales secretary. The board is now ready to begin
preliminary work.

734. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Mrs. Minnie Hedley Hall has commenced a course of instruction in vocal music to pupils in this village. Those who have heard Mrs. Hall sing can have no doubt of her talents in this line, and we wish her abundant success in her efforts to elevate the standard of musical ability in this town. We would be glad if she could be induced to take up her abode among us.

735. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: A bright light in the southeast attracted the attention of many people Monday evening, and all agreed that it came
from a burning building. No report has been received however of any such occurrence and it was probably caused by a bonfire. The light was
noticed in Putnam, and inquiries were made by telephone about the fire.

736. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Blanchette the baker in Congdon's block Church street, has just engaged a first-class bread baker from New York
City, who will have charge of the bread department of the Domestic Bakery, and our people may rely on getting as good goods as can be procured in the United States. This establishment has also an excellent cake baker and all orders in that line will be promptly filled.

737. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: The executive committee of the Willimantic Camp Meeting association met in Willimantic on Friday, April 25th, and
elected Walter G. Morrison of this place to fill out the unexpired term of the late U.S. Gardner of Salem, on the executive committee. It was
voted to open the annual camp meeting for 1884 on Monday evening. August 18th, and close on Tuesday morning, August 26th.

738. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: At the annual conference of Congregational churches held at Dayville last week, Rev. Francis Williams of Chaplin
criticized the new creed quite extensively as too loose and vague. Rev. James Dingwell of Danielsonville defended the creed and said it was a
boon to the church and the world. A general discussion followed, after which a resolution was passed commending the creed to the careful
consideration of the churches.

739. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Temperance - The United Temperance Workers were addressed on Sunday afternoon by G.H. Alford. His discourse was principally on the effect produced on the young by the example of older persons who ought therefore to be careful lest they set a harmful
example to those who were liable to follow them. He also said that the use of tobacco causes an impurity of the blood and therefore warned the
young against its use, and it not only does that but creates an appetite for drink which may ultimately ruin those who indulge in it.

740. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: The agent of the department of agriculture for Connecticut reports to that department that the general reports from
all parts of the state indicates an average healthfulness among horses, although there are twenty cases of what is supposed to be cerebro-spinal
meningitis reported in Windham county and a few cases of distemper in Fairfield county. Cattle have wintered well and are in an average condition, and the same can be said of sheep. The loss of sheep from all causes during the past year will not exceed 6 per cent. Hogs are in an average condition.

741. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: A very good audience greeted Mr. H.B. Smith at the opera house last evening. Mr. Smith was assisted by Mr. James
Simpson, Miss Etta Young and Mrs. Minnie Hedley Hall. Mr. Smith is a pleasing reader and all his selections were well received. Mr. Simpson
sang two tenor solos, and sang them well. Miss Young sang "Bring back my Love over the Sea" with marked effect, and Mrs. Hall's solo and encore were alone worth the price of admission. The audience gave strict attention throughout, and the performers have no cause to feel that their efforts were not appreciated. Let us have more such entertainments.

742. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: The following thoroughbred Jersey cattle came to this vicinity from the annual sale of the American Jersey cattle club: Arbutus Duke, 10879, to W.H. Barrows; and Lady Floramel 18694, to N.L. Babcock, of Willimantic. Doctor Rook, 2d; 12050 to J.W. Congdon, of Hampton. Snedens, 4882, to G.A. Bowen of Woodstock. Mansfield Girl, 12,790, to L.H. Dewing, of Mansfield.

743. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Sunday evening, as Michael Lynch was walking quietly down Jackson street, he was accosted by three young men who stood on the sidewalk talking with some young ladies. Lynch answered the insulting remark addressed to him, and after some words, the three men grappled with him. The three were no match for "Big Mike" and he threw them off, knocking one of them down. At this one of the others drew a revolver and fired two shots at Lynch, neither of which struck him; one bullet, however, took off the end of a finger from the hand of Lynch's
sister who stood near. The three men ran, and no one seems to know who they were or where they went.

744. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Police Notes. C.W. Reed of Baltic, over 6 feet and full of bug juice, boarded the Norwich bound train last Saturday afternoon and as the cars started he was thrown off, but events showed him to be more scared than hurt. He was taken to the lock-up in a hack and Officer Shurtliff sent for who placed him in a cell. Reed is employed by Mr. C.T. Hazen of Baltic, and that gentleman was telephoned to, with the result of Reed's being released the same evening.Martin Sullivan was arrested by Officer Roberts at 10:30 p.m. Saturday for intoxication and endeavoring to force his way into his daughter's house. His family separated from him some time ago owing to his brutal treatment of them, and a guardian was appointed for his minor children. It was a very sad affair to have young children testify against a parent as was the case. Monday morning, when Justice Sumner gave Sullivan 20 days in Brooklyn jail as an incentive to keep away from where he was not wanted and where he certainly was of no benefit.

745. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: People who answered Mr. Waldo's problem [puzzle] were William A. Fuller, Liberty Hill; Kate L. Bidwell, Hartford; Charles L. Crane, Willimantic, Howard W. Yeomans, age 14, Columbia; Geo. M. Brown, Tolland.

746. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Willimantic, April 24, 1884. We, the judges in the competitive drill between companies C and E, Third regiment C.N.G., do hereby award the championship to Company E. Herbert Chappell, referee. Capt. P.J. Moran, Capt. F.N. Houghton, Judges.

747. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Mansfield.
Nothing definite has been ferreted out regarding the robbery of Lyman Barrows' house. It has since leaked out that the house of William Cross had been entered and a quantity of grain stolen. It is evident that the nest is in the vicinity, and will eventually be broken up. The conundrum is going the rounds, "Who shot Leander Shumway's dog?" Mr. Shumway guessed the first time and has taken steps to bring the guilty party to justice.
Mr. W.I. Swift is very ill, but we are glad to learn that at this writing he seems to be improving.

748. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: North Windham.
Several changes in our village are noticeable, for thereby three empty tenements are now inhabited. Daniel K. Sweet, of Willimantic, occupies the house of Mrs. Austin Lincoln, and his son-in-law, Wesley Whiting, has moved into the Edmonds place. A Mr. Harvey, also of Willimantic, has rented the third house, and all are welcome. But on the other hand we are sorry to chronicle a departure from among us. Mr. A.P. Smith has decided to leave this place which will be regretted by all this community, for he has ever been active in all good works; a social man, a kind neighbor, and one whom our best wishes will follow wherever he may go.
Quite an interesting concert was held by the Sabbath-school on Sunday evening last conducted by our new superintendent, W. W. White. Quite a
liberal collection was taken at its close which will be appreciated as the school suffered a loss of funds during the holidays through the mails between this office and Chicago.
Mr. Peck is slowly improving and Sunday morning indulged in a short ride through the village and occasionally walks about the yard.
Miss Sarah Peck has gone to Bloomfield, Mo., for a short visit.
M.M. Welch has sold his property on the Willimantic road to Will Thomas, who will shortly remove thither.

749. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Lebanon.
Mr. James Cross of New York is spending a few days with his niece. Mrs. John King.
The Misses Gay passed the Easter holidays with friends in New Haven and Hartford; returning on Monday. They report a highly enjoyable time.
Mr. and Mrs. George W. Avery, formerly of this place, who have been visiting friends here during the past winter, returned to their home in
Ottawa, Ont., on Thursday last. Mr. Avery leaves town in fine health with a score of pounds of good honest Connecticut adipose added to his
corporreal system. The "little story" related upon the eve of his departure in Barker's store illustrating his thriving condition was not only apropos but exceedingly well told, and would have done credit to "Honest Old Abe" in his palmist days.

750. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Mansfield.
Mr. H.W. Storrs is about to move his steam saw mill to the plains near Phelps crossing having purchased a large tract of fine timber at that place.
Rev. A.J. Chaplin having severed his connection with the Baptist church, at Spring Hill has gone to reside with his sister at Andover, Mass. Mr.
Chaplin was pastor of the church ten years during which time harmony prevailed to an unusual degree and the separation was by mutual consent.
He proved by his daily walk among the people that he was an upright man and faithful follower of his Master's teachings. Several applications to
supply the vacated pulpit have been made by letter and in person which shows that there are plenty of spiritual laborers seeking places.
Mr. G.H. Harris & Son are manufacturing a large quantity of bone and phosphate the demand being such that they added a new machine for
grinding by which means they hoe to be able to supply their customers in time for planting.

751. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Patrick Sheehan the veteran short-stop, has, we understand, been engaged by the Willimantics to cover that position.

752. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: T.J. Roberts, the Linen company's outside watchman, is taking a vacation of a few weeks for his health. Henry
Whitford takes his place on the beat.

753. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Woodstock.
Rev. Wm. Allen formerly clergyman at Quincy, Mass., and West Woodstock Conn, has with Mrs. A. gone to live at Lowell, Mass., near his brother,
Dr. Nathan Allen the savant.

N.W. Leavett of Scotland who has been teaching singing classes in various towns in the northern part of the county has been giving concerts these places also, assisted by his boy Master Bertie, cy Prof. Hatch and orchestra and a chorus made up from his singing classes. After the concert there was a dance at West Woodstock.
The failure of Arnold Bro's., Eastford affects a number here to the tune of hundreds and thousands, but did not occasion surprise to observing people. A number had worked for the Arnolds' for years and were paid (at least partially) by bank time notes, which notes were protested. The
endorsers - these workmen - were informed by the Arnolds' that the notes had been "provided for" and now these workmen have to take them up.
Calvin Arnold, one of the firm, was a representative in the legislature and we are informed the assignment was made at Hartford, while he was
supposed to be legislating for his dear constituents. Some of these people will be seriously crippled by this bankruptcy.
Dr. Gatchell homeopothist has opened an office at Woodstock Valley.
The liveliest business is training and trading horses. Clark's stables are a good deal thronged by buyers, who have to take many a turn to see the paces of the animals.
Rev. W.B. Smith (Baptist) has been away a good deal and Rev's. Herrick, Southworth, and Mathewson have supplied his place.
Miss E. Macomber lately married to Jude McKinstry has gone to Southbridge, to reside on his farm.
Mr. Albert Litchfield of Oregon, and home of the venerable Lorenzo Litchfield, found time to since he returned to his fathers, a few weeks ago to marry Miss Carpenter of Putnam. Make a trip to the South as far as Washington etc., and return here to enjoy the honeymoon. It is understood that his father has conveyed the homestead to Albert and we presume some more changes will now occur to the premises.
Mr. James Carpenter a brother of Judge Carpenter and who has passed some years in Philadelphia and Wales, Mass., has purchased the place once owned by Dr. Eleazer Litchfield, who moved from here to Windham and died there. Mr. Carpenter and his brother Rufus have come to reside. He finds no so healthy a place anywhere as this.
Mr. J.A. Fargo of this place formerly of Norwich, went Saturday evening into the stall of a strange horse, which was in his stable a little after supper time. He next found himself crawling away from the barn very much bruised about the back of his head and face and otherwise hurt. The presumption is that either from rush of blood to the head or while stopping to adjust the bedding under the horse, or from a chance blow on the head from the horses hoof while in that position, he dropped on the floor and was trampled by the horse. He is no somewhat scarred but not seriously wounded.
Four or five young people were propounded for admission to Rev. Mr. Trowbridge's church last Sunday.

754. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Daniel Wells, formerly in the watch and jewelry business in this village died at Waterbury on Monday.

755. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Blaming the Dead. Danielsonville, Ct., April 29. In the matter of the difficulty here Saturday between linemen
connected with the Bankers' and Merchants' Telegraph company and the Negro Thomas Wood, by which the latter lost his life, it is stated, on
good authority, that Wood was the aggressor, and used a razor very liberally at the outset of the trouble. When the battle began to go against him Wood ran, and in attempting to conceal himself he was overcome and expired probably from palpitation of the heart. The story as printed is exaggerated to the last degree, and but for the negroe's resource to the use of a razor there would probably have been no bloodshed.

756. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Charles Fletcher, engineer in Forsythe's laundry, New Haven, Ct., was caught in a revolving shaft and fatally injured. He leaves a wife and six children.

757. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Married.
Moriarty - Grady - In New Haven April 29th by the Rev. Father
Mulholland, P.J. Moriarty of this village to Miss Margaret Grady of New Haven.

758. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Died.
Ashton - In Willimantic, April 26, Mrs. Jane Ashton, aged 65 years.
Brady - In Willimantic, April 23, Mary A. Brady, aged 56 years.
Brown - In Willimantic, April 24, Eugene B. Brown, aged 5 months 15 days
Walden - In Scotland, April 28, David P. Walden aged 78 years, 7 months.
Grant - In Willimantic, April 28, Mary A. Grant aged 61 years.
Williams - In Lebanon, April 29th, Isaac F. Williams, aged 76.
Fuller - In Hampton, April 22, James Fuller, aged 97.
Laprade - In Willimantic, Pierre Laprade, aged 56.

759. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: The death of P.H. Burnham of the firm of Burnham Brothers occurred at his home on Hudson street Hartford,
yesterday morning after an illness of less than a week from pneumonia. Mr. Burnham had been engaged in business in Hartford for upwards of
eighteen years, and was a man of generous impulses and character. He was a prominent Odd Fellow, and the members of that order in the city will
sincerely mourn his loss. He had held the principal offices in Connecticut lodge and Midian encampment. As an Odd Fellow Mr. Burnham
possessed the closest friendship of the members of the order, and was in all respects a man to be honored by his associates. His brothers, Chester Burnham and Ralph Burnham, are also prominent members of the Odd Fellow organization here. Mr. Chester Burnham has been in partnership
with him for years. Mr. Burnham was a native of Hampton and was about 45 years of age. He leaves a wife and four children, the eldest of whom,
Frederick Burnham, is a clerk with Farmer & Hubbard. A sister of the deceased is the wife of Mr. Alvin H. Bill of the firm of Bill Brothers. It is expected that the funeral will occur Thursday afternoon.

760. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: William H. Starr, a prominent citizen of New London, died Sunday evening, aged 76. He was born in Groton. Many years ago, he became the publisher of a paper in New York of which Edgar A. Poe was for a time the editor.

761. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Under the direction of the board of fish commissioners, Henry J. Fenton of Poquonnock has placed in the brooks of
the state this spring 500,000 young trout, and will place 100,000 more during the month of May.

762. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Mrs. Ella Crittenden of Guilford celebrated her 100th birthday Thursday. She was one of a family of thirteen, and has had six children, four of whom are living.

763. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Governor Waller announced on Saturday the names of the nine gentlemen whom he had selected for the special
commission to revise the tax laws of the state with especial view to obviating double taxation as far as possible. They are as follows: The Hon. David A. Wells of Norwich; the Hon. William H. Bulkeley, the Hon. William Hammersley, and Charles H. Clark of Hartford; The Hon. Smith P. Glover of Newtown, senate chairman of the finance committee; Professor William G. Sumner and Judge Samuel A. York of New Haven; and the Hon. Nathaniel Wheeler and Henry Sanford, Esq., of Bridgeport. They are to report to the next general assembly.

764. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Nathaniel S. Chipman was struck by a train near New London Saturday night and received injuries from which he
shortly afterwards died.

765. TWC Wed Apr 30, 1884: Danielsonville.
Last Saturday afternoon a white man named Morris Oliver and a Negro named Thomas Wood became engaged in a scuffle in the Rialto saloon, on
Main street, the white getting the best of the scuffle. Wood suddenly drew a razor and gave a thrust at Oliver cutting him severely though not
dangerously on the neck. A few of the comrades (all engaged in setting telephone poles) of the white man were exasperated and the Negro took
flight up Main street, followed by several men. The Negro, Wood, rushed into the saloon of Charles E. Woodis. Mr. Woodis tried to keep him back
but the Negro struck at him with the razor which he then held in his hand, and rushed into the cellar of the saloon. Mr. Woodis stood at the door and kept his pursuers out, though they threatened to shoot any body who would protect him. At a favorable opportunity Sheriff Bowen went into the cellar to arrest Wood and to his surprise found him dead. Coroner Seward was telephoned and came down on the 7:25 train and took charge of the body. A jury consisting of J.Q.A. Stone, Allen Underwood, F.E. Baker, Geo. Lloyde and Eben Griffiths were summoned. When the jury examined the body, no marks of violence could be found on it. So far as could be discovered the man died from fright. After fully examining into the case, the coroner's jury returned the following verdict: The said Wood came to his death as the result of fright, caused by the violent threats of an excited crowd, who were seeking his life after an altercation in a saloon in Evans block, in which he made a murderous assault upon one Morris Oliver. In regard to the verdict there has been considerable discussion, and to some extent it has been severely and adversely criticized; yet it does not appear that those that think the verdict an erroneous one have any testimony which they are willing to disclose that throws much additional light upon the question which the jury considered.

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