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The Willimantic Chronicle,

McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.

Wed Aug 4 1880: About Town.
Levi Frink's new block has taken a new start and begins to look something like a building. Meanwhile he is selling off his stock at low prices to save moving.
A.J. Nichols the former superintendent of the Smithville Co.'s mill came to town last week.
Rev. H. Montgomery will preach at the Methodist church next Sunday at 2 o'clock.
One of B. Cook's express wagons was ruined by a train on the New London Northern road at the depot last week. The horse and driver escaped.
Dennis Shea moved his bottling establishment to his new building on Saturday.
Messrs. Palmer of Montville and Doubleday of Liberty Hill spoke at the temperance meeting at Bank building Sunday afternoon.

1282. Wed Aug 4 1880: Henry Hartland, of Rockville a carpenter working on the new mill, fell from the roof to the floor, a distance of eighteen feet on Thursday, and received injuries from which he died in a short time.

1283. Wed Aug 4 1880: Nathan W. Kennedy, of Dayville, has entered the lecture field under the auspices of the American Lecture Bureau of New York. We wish him success in his new vocation.

1284. Wed Aug 4 1880: C.S. Holbrook, of Holbrook, Mass., a graduate Yale college, has been engaged as principal of the school in the First school district.

1285. Wed Aug 4 1880: Prof. Turner has accepted a call to lead the choir at Martha's Vineyard during camp meeting. He will be on hand in his old place at the Willimantic camp meeting.

1286. Wed Aug 4 1880: Rev. Dr. Church preached at the Congregational church last Sunday, Rev. Horace Winslow being absent on his vacation. The Sunday school will meet every Sunday during August, whether there be preaching in the morning or not.

1287. Wed Aug 4 1880: William Noyes has bargained for the hardware business of T.H. Eldridge, and the parties are now in all the horrors of inventory.

1288. Wed Aug 4 1880: H.A. Adams returned home last Monday night having finished his labors in the special commission of collecting the manufacturing statistics of the city of New London to be used in compiling the census report. It required two weeks time to perform the work.

1289. Wed Aug 4 1880: There will be a Hancock and English flag raising on the Loomer farm in Columbia on Saturday, August 7th at 10 o'clock a.m. Able speakers will be present and the Columbia Cornet band will furnish music for the occasion. Refreshments will be provided, and everybody is invited.

1290. Wed Aug 4 1880: Arrangements have been made for a grand horse trot, on Thursday, August 12th on the Windham Co. fair ground. The gentlemen who are arranging matters are A.B. Sprague, L. Searles, E. Stanley, John Searles and H.I. Brayton.

1291. Wed Aug 4 1880: Rev. A.M. Crane of West Boylston, Mass. will preach at the Baptist church next Sunday.

1292. Wed Aug 4 1880: Dr. Barstow and wife of South Windham were presented with a daughter this morning.

1293. Wed Aug 4 1880: Rev. G.W. Holman is out of town on a vacation.

1294. Wed Aug 4 1880: Wanted--A good light express wagon with top, suitable to carry a cabinet organ. Apply at music store.

1295. Wed Aug 4 1880: H.L. Reade of Jewett City who has done considerable evangelical work in various towns of Connecticut and Massachusetts, is supplying the pulpit of Rev. O.D. Hine of Lebanon, during the latter's vacation.

1296. Wed Aug 4 1880: The census returns of the counties of Windham, New London and Litchfield show net gains during the past ten years as follows; Windham 5,295, New London 7,184, Litchfield 3,284. Windham County shows very much the largest percentage of increase, and in this respect the town of Windham far outstrips any other of the towns or cities in the three counties. The percentage of increase--65 per cent--in this town, and which is due entirely to Willimantic, we think is not exceeded by that of any town or city in New England.

1297. Wed Aug 4 1880: Court of Burgesses. At the Court of Burgesses on Monday evening there were present, Warden Davison and Burgesses Bowman, Sullivan, Avery, Billings and Keigwin. It was voted to pay Wm. Vanderman, repairs on watering trough, $18.77; H.N. Williams, repairs and care of fire alarm, $16.02; labor bill for July, $284.31; Wm. Dodge, commission on tax list of 1878, $63,23.
Voted to make the following abatements from the list of 1878: A.W. Loomis error, $3.00; M.M. Potter, poor, $0.29; James Sullivan, error, $0.42; E.M. Thorne error, $3.00; Henry Schlote, $0.98; Mary Gavigan, $3.00; William Levy, $1.65.
Voted that Messrs Stiles & Alpaugh have permission to raise their one story wood building one story and to extend the lower story 20 feet, the roof of said extension to be covered with tin, also to put a stairway between said building and Hamlin's block to be covered with tin.
Voted that W. Hayden have permission to put up a building on the south side of Main street the two upper stories to be of wood, the roof to be covered with tin and the wood work to be painted with fire-proof paint.

1298. Wed Aug 4 1880: Borough Meeting. A meeting of the electors of the borough was holden at Music hall Tuesday afternoon, and it was voted to accept the layout of Union street between Jackson and Milk streets according to a plan presented to the meeting by the court of Burgesses. Also the lay-out of a new street from Main street, north, over lands of the late Scott Smith. Also the lay-out of Summit street from Chestnut street to the borough line was accepted, and the extension of Spruce street so as to straighten it at its junction with Jackson street. The new street asked for from Jackson to Milk was voted down. No one appeared to advocate this street and Mr. Nelligan who is interested as a property owner in the neighborhood saying there was no necessity for it, there seemed to be no other proper course but to take the action which was taken. It was voted to pay the rent for the Union Bucket Company for the year ensuing from the first of April last. It was also voted to refund to St. Joseph's Catholic society the amount paid by it as taxes on the parsonage during its legal exemption from such taxation.
The question which excited the most interest, was the building of a foot bridge from Main street over the railroads and across the river to Pleasant street. The lay out by the Court of Burgesses presented to the meeting contemplated building the bridge from the pass-way between Chester Tilden's building and the building of James Walden on Main street. It was found that there was strong opposition to this Main street terminus by the land owners immediately interested and a resolution was offered instructing the Warden and Burgesses to change the Main street terminus to the pass-way between the blue front building of Amos W. Bill and the Robertson block owned by S.F. Loomer and also instructing them to go forward and build a foot bridge as otherwise contemplated in the plan presented to the meeting. There was considerable discussion on the resolution and a number of votes were taken, the earliest of which seemed to satisfy none but the Warden, who had the counting machinery in his hands, and the opponents o the resolution. Finally it was decided to divide the house so that a fair expression and count could be reached. The sheep then passed to one side of the hall and the goats to the other, and when the count was made by impartial tellers it was found there were forty in favor and twenty-three against the resolution.
The meting voted to assess a tax on the last perfected list to carry out the vote of the meeting. After the adjournment, considerable dissatisfaction was expressed among the friends of the foot-bridge, that the laying of the tax on the last list exempted a large amount of property which has become taxable, since, and another meeting is talked of to rescind that vote.

1299. Wed Aug 4 1880: List of Patents. Granted by the United States to citizens of this State for the week ending July 27th 1880, furnished for the Chronicle from the Law and patent Office of J. McC. Perkins, 809, L Street (just north of patent Office, Washington, D.C.):
C.R. Shelton, New Haven, rifle barrel for shot gun.
A.A. Dennett and G.H. Holmes, assignor to New Britain Knitting Co. New Britain; mechanism for opening thread guide of straight knitting machines.

1300. Wed Aug 4 1880: Oneco.
The annual examination at Oneco school occurred on Friday July 30. It was attended by many people of the district and the exercises passed off in a very pleasing and entertaining manner after which remarks were made by the visiting committee Albert Frink and by Orren W. Bates. Miss L. Emilie Dixon the teacher has taught this school a period of five years, keeping excellent order and advancing the school to its present standing.
There will be a flag-raising at Bates hall on August 10th. Also a Democratic town caucus. Speaking by members of the old and young Democracy.
We hope to see sterling do her share in redeeming Windham County the radical stronghold of Connecticut from her affiliation to a central government. Sterling will give a rousing majority of Hancock and English and in all probabilities one representative who will oppose the schemes of the wily and treacherous Jewell.

1301. Wed Aug 4 1880: Scotland.
Mrs. Kingsbury Cady passed away last week after a long and painful illness. The funeral services were conducted by Rev. S.A. Davis of Hartford.
Dr. G.B. Hamlin and wife of Willimantic narrowly escaped serious injury last week while driving through Scotland. A dog belonging to James Hanna attacked and frightened the horse and Mr. and Mrs. Hamlin were thrown out. The horse ran under the shed at James Burnett's barn and struck her head against a post, throwing her down and stunning her. Mr. and Mrs. Hamlin passed the night with Horace Brown who carried them to Willimantic in the morning. It is feared that the horse will never recover from the fright and injury received.
Mr. Carlisle has moved to the Lewis Gager house on the hill. Mr. Wilkinson who bought the Zephaniah Palmer farm of Mr. Carlisle will make extensive alterations and improvements on the house before he occupies it.
Rev. S.A. Davis preached at the Universalist church last Sunday.
Mr. John Pollard, one of our oldest citizens is quite out of health.
It is said that our population was understated in the current census report and that the true number is 590 instead of 540.
As Joseph Ensworth was sawing wood by horse power recently, a stick flew from the saw and struck him in the face, making an ugly gash. With a fortitude born of many trials, Uncle Joe got a needle and thread, stood before the looking glass and sewed up the holes in his lip, then wrapped a sheet around his face and went about his business thankful that the stick didn't break his head all to pieces as the one at the sawmill did last year.

1302. Wed Aug 4 1880: Columbia.
Three cheers for Hancock and English.
And now George W. Thompson has put up a transparency bearing the names of the above candidates above which are two flags crossed.
On Saturday August 7th, there is to be a flag raising at the residence of Ferdinand King formerly the residence of Septimas Loomer deceased. It is to be flung to the breeze about 10 o'clock a.m. and will be a pleasant occasion. Speakers from abroad are expected to be present and all lovers of constitution and union are invited to be present.
Last Friday a man came along with a performing bear with which he was exhibiting to the children when the Willimantic beer team came along. The driver left the team and they seeing the bear started for home at a rapid rate distributing beer and soda bottles promiscuously. The team brought up near Norman H. Clark's after demolishing a portion of the bridge in that vicinity.

1303. Wed Aug 4 1880: Eastford.
The new mill will be completed soon. Some of the machines are here. The old mill starts this week under the firm of Harris & Son.
H.P. Bullard is doing a big grocery trade considering the number of inhabitants in the place.

1304. Wed Aug 4 1880: South Coventry.
Mr. Loren Wincheser, past four score and rather enfeebled in health, consulted Dr. Congdon at the Park Central hotel, Hartford, last Thursday. Upon the premises of Mr. W. is a handsome white-flowering tree with large corded leaves, hitherto nameless to the owner, having been examined by several, but none classing it. It has recently been named a linden. In Europe the flowers are light yellow, in America, white.
Mrs. J.N. Dow is again confined to her room with asthmatic affections.
Walter Payne and family are stopping at the homestead.
A balloon fly trap, the property of a youthful bachelor imprisoned 981 flies on day last week.
Those having the care of Mrs. Isham reported her as failing last week.
At present writing, Mr. Wm. Wood is very ill and said to suffer greatly from difficult respiration. Wm. Wood Jr. is sojourning at home for a few weeks, desiring to overcome the effects of malaria.
Dr. G.E. Mecan of Norwich, sold his celebrated salve with "first-rate success" here last Saturday.
Fred. Washburn and bride returned from their wedding tour on Saturday.
Mrs. Mason and daughters arrived home from Cottage City, Martha's vineyard, on Friday.
Clarence Hoxie was in town over Sunday.
Quite extensive improvements are being made on the premises of Tracy & Wood. They have removed their old Stephenson water wheel and put in a new "Risdon," and are soon to add steam power.
On account of the drought and increasing business, Morgan & Bottum, silk manufacturers, have been compelled to purchase a steam engine to obtain sufficient power.
J.M. Wood, woolen manufacturer, is inquiring the merits of different water wheels, expectant to make a change in a few days.
Charles Rood started for Cincinatti, O., Monday night.

1305. Wed Aug 4 1880: The son of Sitting Bull was recently induced to sit for his photograph at Fort Buford. The young warrior was very suspicious that the camera was some kind of an infernal machine, but finally consented on condition that he might sit with his revolver in his hand, and at the first sign of danger shoot the artist. The artist decided to take the chances, and a fine cabinet picture was the result.

1306. Wed Aug 4 1880: Governor Murray, the recently-appointed executive of Utah, delivered an oration, in which he took occasion to outline his policy toward the Mormons. He said that the tree of liberty had grown broad enough to shelter all patriots, native and naturalized, and was rich enough in timber to furnish scaffolds and coffins for all who conspire against the Constitution or violate the written laws. He then went on to say that until Utah had abjured Mormonism there was no possibility that it could become a State.

1307. Wed Aug 4 1880: For Sale. A Family Carriage or Carryall suitable for carrying passengers to the Camp Ground. Also a lot of good hay. Thos. Turner.

1308. Wed Aug 4 1880: The First Duel in the United States. The first duel in the United States was fought at Plymouth, Massachusetts, on the eighteenth of June, 1621, between Edward Doty and Edward Leicester, two servants, both of whom were wounded. For this outrage they were sentenced to the punishment of having their heads and feet tied together, and of lying thus twenty-four hours without food or drink. After suffering, however, in that posture an hour, at their masters' intercession and their humble request, they were released by the governor.--Portland (Me.) Press.

1309. Wed Aug 4 1880: Odds and Ends.
Copper pennies were first coined 1797.
The New Haven police quickly quelled a street fight by throwing water on the combatants with a fire engine.

1310. Wed Aug 4 1880: Ward Haight, his wife and daughter, and Belden Wilmot, of Stamford, Conn, were lost in Log Island Sound while returning from a blackberrying excursion in a small sharpie which was overloaded with driftwood.

1311. Wed Aug 4 1880: A party of fifteen disguised men, twenty miles from Atlanta, Ga., went to the house of Joe Thompson (colored), dragged him out, beat him fearfully, and fatally shot his son and killed his daughter. A citizens meeting at Jonesboro denounced the killing and offered $500 reward for the murderers. Several arrests were made. Thompson said he recognized as leader of the crowd John Gray, whom he recently prosecuted and had convicted for assault and battery.

1312. Wed Aug 4 1880: During his tour in the West General Sherman, who has just returned to Washington, visited several Indian tribes, especially in the Northwest. He says the Indians there are quiet and peaceable, and that there need be no fear of an outbreak in that region. Sitting Bull has been deserted by all of his once formidable band except about eighty warriors, and these are not disposed to make trouble. They became scattered after coming over the border, and seem thankful because they have been allowed to return to their homes. The Indian reservations in the Northwest, the general says, are rapidly becoming surrounded by strong, white settlements, and soon hostile uprisings will be out of the question. The Indians seem to realize this, and are turning their attention to agriculture and the education of their children.

1313. Wed Aug 4 1880: According to Rowell's Newspaper reporter for 1880, Connecticut has 103 papers of which 20 are published in Hartford and 19 in New Haven.


. Wed Aug 11 1880: About Town.
The new gas main through Main and Union streets is completed.
The roof of the European house is receiving a coat of metallic roof paint.
Wilson & Rood of Windham centre, have made an assignment of their business.
G.H. Alford is adding a story to his house on the corner of High and Valley streets.
Efforts are being made for a bicycle club to be formed here among some of our young men.
One of B. Cook's horses while standing on Railroad street, yesterday, became sleepy and laid down breaking the thills.
Rev. A.M. Crane of West Boylston, Mass., occupied Rev. Holman's pulpit Sunday. Mr. Crane is a native of Mansfield.
A barbed wire fence has been constructed along the line of the New York and New England railroad between this place and Putnam.
There has been laid on our table by Geo. Harris of Eagleville a mammoth potato weighing one pound and three ounces. Who beats it?
Mrs. Hattie Brainard, who recently retired from business, has been engaged to take charge of the millinery department at the Linen Co.'s store.
A three wheel wagon, handsomely painted, for the purpose of advertising Bixby's blacking, attracted considerable attention on our streets last week.

1315. Wed Aug 11 1880: Lost--Some weeks since between Frank Bennett's and D.H. Clark's livery stable, a satin and gros-grain striped sunshade. The finder will confer a favor by leaving it at this office.

1316. Wed Aug 11 1880: Dr. H.A. Steward has returned to town, and is making his headquarters at the Brainard house. The doctor is too well and favorably known in this vicinity to need any "puffing."

1317. Wed Aug 11 1880: A house recently painted, on North street, somewhat resembles Joseph's coat in point of colors--five being counted on its exterior. It has the credit of being odd as well as gaudy.

1318. Wed Aug 11 1880: R.J. Money of Norwich occupied the pulpit in the Congregational church in the morning and the Methodist in the afternoon, Sunday in the absence of the pastors who are away on a vacation.

1319. Wed Aug 11 1880: Lucius Cross, of Mansfield City, left us, on Saturday, a stalk of corn having its leaves striped handsomely in four colors. Mr. Cross has several of these stalks and proposes to save some seed for future planting.

1320. Wed Aug 11 1880: At the Democratic caucus, on Tuesday evening, the following delegates to the State convention where chosen John L. hunter, E.H. Holmes, Jr., Henry Page, and Jeremiah O'Sullivan. The delegates were given the power of substitution.

1321. Wed Aug 11 1880: At the races to come off at the Windham County fair grounds, Thursday, Aug. 12th, we notice the following horses from this place are entered: Dick, Billy Stevens and Dixie, owned respectfully by M. Nelligan, Isaac Sanderson and E.L. Palmer.

1322. Wed Aug 11 1880: The State temperance picnic will be held at Fenwick Grove on Thursday, the 12th inst. Neal Dow of Maine, the temperance candidate for President, Rev. A. Miner, of Boston, and several Connecticut gentlemen permanently identified with the cause, will address the assemblage.

1323. Wed Aug 11 1880: We saw in the carriage shop of Abel R. Burnham, a few days ago, a fine Brewster wagon which he had just finished for H.W. Hale, formerly of this place, but now of Meriden. The workmanship on this wagon can hardly be excelled for it is in Mr. Burnham's best and most thorough style, and there is not a workman in the State who excels him.

1324. Wed Aug 11 1880: Mr. Fred. G. Sawtelle, M.D., is to occupy the house left vacant by the death of Dr. Otis. Dr. Sawtelle, comes from Danielsonville to this place, where, previous to his entering the medical profession, he held the responsible position of paymaster of the Quinebaug Mfg. Co. Enjoying the pleasure of Mr. Sawtelle's acquaintance, we can assure the people of Willimantic and vicinity that they will find him a faithful and attentive physician as well as an amiable and worthy citizen.

1325. Wed Aug 11 1880: Gilbert Potter, an old resident of Columbia, died at his residence in that town, on the 7th inst. at the age of 69 years. Mr. Potter was a man of much good sense and excellent judgment, and though he always led the quiet and unobtrusive life of a farmer, his townsmen, thoroughly appreciating his strict integrity backed by good judgment, had repeatedly called him to the most responsible town offices, the duties of which he always most acceptably filled. In 1853 he represented the town of Columbia in the lower branch of the legislature. In political faith Mr. Potter was a democrat of the Jacksonian school, and in early life had been an active member of the party; but as age and bodily infirmities crept upon him he laid aside the working harness but did not cease to feel the liveliest interest in the success of the good cause he had so much at heart. He leaves a wife and one daughter, the latter an invalid.

1326. Wed Aug 11 1880: Flag Rising in Columbia.--Mr. King, living on the Septimus Loomes place, in Columbia, raised a Hancock and English flag opposite his house on Saturday last. There were about two hundred present, and the following gentlemen were made the officers of the occasion: President, W.H. Yeomans, 2d; Vice-presidents, J.E. H. Gates, A.O. Wright, Columbia; C.E. Congdon, Chester Tilden, Windham; Gen. Anson Fowler, John D. Kingsley, Lebanon; S.M. Sweet, William Lathrop, Coventry; J.H. Marsh, L.D. Post, Andover; Leroy G. Perkins, C.W. Marsh, Mansfield. Secretaries--J.D. Downer, Columbia; W.P. Yeomans, Andover; Frederick Sweet, Coventry. Hon. E.S. Cleveland spoke, in his best vein, for about one hour, showing to the farmers present that the extravagancies of the Republican party had cost the country hundreds of millions unnecessarily, taken from the pockets of the people who have visible taxable property. John L. Hunter also addressed the meeting. Mr. George Briggs catered to the crowd with clam and fish chowder, and received the endorsement of those present who partook of it.

1327. Wed Aug 11 1880: Court of Burgesses.
As per adjournment, a meeting of the Court of Burgesses was held at the borough office, Monday evening, August 9th, the Warden presiding. Present--Burgesses Avery, Keigwin, Sullivan, Billings and Bowman.
Record of last meeting read and approved.
Voted, to lay out a street thirty-three feet wide, from Main street south to Rail road lands, over what is now known as Hooper's lane, according to a plan now in the borough office.
Also, to lay out three streets: one leading from South Main street southerly between the Natchaug hotel property and lands of Catharine Tingley to South Park street (so called); one from Pleasant st., southerly, between lands of Willimantic Linen Company and Rev. Horace Winslow's to said South Park street, and one from lands of Willimantic Linen Company, to lands of heirs of Alfred Young, over what is known as South Park st.
Also, to call a meeting of the legal voters of the borough, to be held at Music hall, Bank building, on Tuesday, August 17th, 1880, at 2 o'clock p.m., to act upon the petition of E.A. Buck and 122 others for the following purposes, to wit:
First--To see if the borough will rescind the vote laying a tax of three mills on a dollar on the last perfected list, passed at the meting of the legal voters of said borough, held August 3rd, 1880.
Second--To see if the borough will rescind the vote to construct a foot-bridge between Main and Pleasant streets, passed August 3rd, 1880.
Third--To see if the borough will provide sewerage for said borough and take the necessary steps therefor.
Fourth--To see if the borough will vote to introduce water into the borough, and take the necessary steps therefor.
Fifth--To see if the borough will vote to lay out and construct a drive-bridge and provide approaches thereto, at some point between Main and Pleasant streets.
Sixth--Also to see if the borough will accept the lay out of a street over what is now known as "Hooper's lane" as recommended by the Court of Burgesses.
Seventh--To see if the borough will accept the lay out of three streets: one leading from South Main street, southerly, between the Natchaug hotel property and lands of Catherine Tingley to South Park street (so called); one leading from Pleasant street, southerly, between lands of Willimantic Linen Company and Rev. Horace Winslow's to said South Park street, and one from lands of Willimantic Linen Company to lands of heir of Alfred Young, over what is known as South park street, as recommended by the Court of Burgesses.
Eighth--To see if the borough will vote to lay a tax sufficient to meet the requirements of any vote or votes passed at said meeting.
Voted, to adjourn two weeks.

1328. Wed Aug 11 1880: Farmer's Club.
The Willimantic Farmer's Club met at the house of J.A. Lewis on Saturday, August 7th, and was called to order, at two o'clock p.m., by the president.
Secretary Atwood was present but being quite feeble from the injuries received some two months since, J.A. Lewis was appointed Secretary pro tem.
The club voted unanimously to hold a three days' fair, commencing October 5th, an appointed as the executive committee, Messrs. Arnold Warren, of Coventry; J. G. Martin, of Windham; Caleb Anthony, of Scotland; Isaac G. Larkin, of Lebanon, Geo. L. Rosebrook, of Mansfield; Albert Brown, of Columbia; Merrick Barton, of Chaplin; Charles A. Stevens, of Andover; Ezra Knowlton, of Ashford; Wm. H. Holt, of Willington; D.M. Deming, of Hampton; and Fred. Burnham, of Hebron.
The club voted to appropriate fifty dollars for music and appointed D.M. Deming, Nathan Gallup and Norman L. Babcock the committee to secure it.
The following were appointed judges:
On produce, No. 1--Jarrard Stearns, of Mansfield: Arnold Warren, of Coventry, and Martin Parker, of Andover.
On produce, No. 2--Bradford Larkin, of Windham; Mrs. N.P. Perkins, of Mansfield, and Mrs. Isaac Perkins, of Lebanon.
On horticulture--F.S. West, of Columbia; S.O. Hatch, of Lebanon, and Mrs. Jennie C. Robinson, of Willimantic.
Sheep and swine--Wm. Reynolds, of Mansfield; A.B. Fuller, of Columbia, and Philo Burgess, of Lebanon.
On poultry--J.D. Jillson, of Mansfield, A.C. Kinney, of Willimantic, and Wm. H. Holt, of Willington.
On blood stock--J.G. Martin, of Windham; Geo. L. Rosebrook, of Mansfield,, Origen Bennett, of Chaplin; Caleb Anthony, of Scotland, and Legrand Johnston, of Willington.
On grade and native stock--Alex. Hawkins, of Coventry; Isaac W. Storrs, of Mansfield, and Isaac G. Larkin, of Lebanon.
On steers--D.M. Deming, of Hampton; Samuel H. Greene, of Mansfield; George Parker, of Coventry, and George C. Martin, of Willimantic.
On ploughing--Philo Parker, of Andover; B.F. Bennett, of Windham, and Nathaniel Brown, of Lebanon.
Horses, colts and draft horses--A.T. Walker, of Willimantic; E.L. Burnham, of Windham, and S.M. Sweet, of Coventry.
On single carriage horses and pairs--James McFarlain, of Mansfield; L.T. Button, of Hampton, and James M. Johnston, of Windham.
On trotting horses--James M. Johnston, of Windham; Edward Harris, of Willimantic, and Charles P. Bidwell, of Coventry.
On domestic manufactures--John M. Alpaugh, of Willimantic; Mrs. J.A. Lewis, of Willimantic, and Mrs. James J. Slate, of Mansfield.
On agricultural tools and dairy utensils--N.L. Babcock, of Coventry; Philo Thompson, of Mansfield, and Mrs. N.P. Perkins.
On horses and ox shoes--Norman Dunham, of Coventry; Harrison T. Rood, of South Windham, and George W. Glynn, of Mansfield.
On arts and fine arts--J.R. Arnold, of Willimantic; Lizzie P. Barrows, of Mansfield, and Wm. C. Jillson, of Willimantic.
The Stearns brothers were engaged to keep a supply of ice water for the comfort of the people, and the following resolution was passed:
Resolved, That if any liberal person wishes to add to any of the premiums offered by the club, that such donation be gratefully acknowledged.

1329. Wed Aug 11 1880: Danielsonville had a rousing Hancock meeting last Thursday evening at which was formed a club of 110 members, with F.C. Baker as president. Windham will have to look out for her laurels or they will be carried off by Killingly.

1330. Wed Aug 11 1880: Arrangements are being made for the publication of another weekly paper in Putnam. The sheet will be neutral in politics, and of a distinctive local character. It is expected to be issued about September 1st.

1331. Wed Aug 11 1880: A son of George W. Thatcher of Westminster met with a very painful accident a few days since. While playing in the yard near the house, a horse that was feeding near by became frightened and ran upon him in such a manner as to break one of his legs and fracture a knee-pan.

1332. Wed Aug 11 1880: South Coventry.
The funeral occasion of a much respected citizen, Mr. Wm. Wood was solemnized last Thursday at his late residence on Main street, appropriate remarks were made by the Rev. W.D. Morton. The deceased was 59 years of age and had been a freemason for many years. The burial ceremonies under the Masonic order were conducted by the members of Warren Lodge No. 50., F. and A.M., in which a delegation from Eastern Star Lodge No. 44., F. and A.M., Willimantic, took part. The burial service was conducted by Chester Tilden, Master of Eastern Star Lodge.
The question is under consideration of enclosing the school house and grounds in Dist. No. 1 with an iron fence.
Hammond and Wallens orchestra expect to give an excursion to Watch Hill soon.
Main Street presented an unusually gay and lively appearance Saturday p.m., parties going to and from the lake, library, confessional, the race at Pleasant Valley park, the excursion to Newport and the gypsies encamping at the corner of main and Huntington streets.
Sara Scott returned from Shelter Island last week.
Mrs. Mary Mason and son are making their annual visit at Mrs. H.W. Masons.
An ox belonging to John Bradbury choked to death last week.

1333. Wed Aug 11 1880: North Windham.
Mr. P. Wyllys has commenced the sale of his peaches of which he has such a nice article every year. We are sorry to learn that some of his trees are dying.
Smith & Bean have dissolved partnership, J. Smith is now running the steam saw mill.
Mr. Chas. Champine who broke his leg the fore part of the summer has removed with his family to Willimantic.
The widow of the late Chas. Spencer a former resident of this village is staying with her son Freeman D. Spencer.
Mr. and Mrs. Delharen have returned and are now caring for the boarders from the steam saw mill.

1334. Wed Aug 11 1880: Mansfield Centre.
Mr. Geo. B. Armstrong has been confined to his house by illness for about two weeks.
Mrs. S.M. Dewing has taken up her summer abode among us, and the improvements on her farm will be pushed as rapidly as possible.
H.D. Russ has purchased a new horse and buggy.
Chas. Campbell has just completed a new fence in front of his house.
At a Democratic Caucus held in Mansfield, August 7th, the following named persons were elected delegates to attend the State convention to be held in New Haven, Wednesday, August, 18th; Norman B. Perkins, Archibald Buchanan, Hector W. Stone, John S. Hanks.

1335. Wed Aug 11 1880: Colchester.
The members of Worcester Lodge No. 10, F. & A.M., met at the house of Mr. John Geer, Wednesday evening, August 4th, to celebrate the ninety-sixth anniversary of the birthday of Harris B. Rogers, the father of Mrs. Geer. Mr. Rogers is the oldest member of the lodge here, having been made a Mason April 2nd, 1817.
A caucus of the Democratic electors was held in the Town hall, Monday evening, August 9th. Geo. Foote was chosen chairman and M.D. O'Connell clerk. The following were elected delegates to the respective conventions named: State--George B. Rathbone; Ira A. Dinsmore and James Rudden. County--Geo. B. Avery, A.G. Wickwire, John English, Jr., and Ralph T. Carrier. Congressional--Geo. Foote, R.C. Jones, M.D. O'Connell and Demas Carrier.

1336. Wed Aug 11 1880: List of Patents. Granted by the United States to citizens of this State for the week ending Aug. 3rd 1880, furnished for the Chronicle from the Law and Patent Office of J. McC. Perkins, 809, L Street (just north of Patent Office, Washington, D.C.):
F.C. Cannon, New Haven, carriage lamp. (Re-issue)
R.F. Gaylord, Hartford, erasive-tablet.
A.C. Hubbard, Danbury, telephone support.
V.A. King, assignor to Winchester Repeating Arms Co. New Haven, machine for heading cartridge shells.
E.S. Smith, Waterbury, assignor to Smith & Griggs Mfg. Co. clasp. (Reissue)
P. Star, Danbury, hat-forming machine feeder.

1337. Wed Aug 11 1880: Brooklyn.
The excitement in town at present is over the "Grand horse Trot" to come off August 12, at the fair grounds, for a purse of $250.00. In the three-minute class are Warren Potter, Danielsonville, ch. M. Lucy Belle; H. Burke, Rockville, b.g. Dick; E.L. Palmer, Willimantic, b.g. Dixie; G. Miller, Hartford, b.g. Gypsy.
2.37 class has the following: I Sanderson, Willimantic, b.g. Billy Stevens; H. Burke, Rockville, b.m. Kitty Hill; Owner, Norwich, b.m. Helen Mar; H.L. Braiton, Brooklyn, ch. S. Pottowotomie; E.C. Vinton, Woodstock, blk. G. Rarry N. Also, between the heats, there will be a mile heat trotted against time by a Norwich horse, with the understanding that if the time is made that it is claimed the horse can make, he will be sold to Hon. T.S. Marlor. All lovers of a good time and of a good horse in particular, can be assured everything will be done on the square. The names of the managers, A. B. Sprague, Edward Stanley, H.I. Braiton, Lewis Searles and John Searles, are sufficient guarantee of the fact, the names of the horses are well known, and also what they can do. The above races will be mile heats, best three in five to harness, and are to be trotted according to the rules of the National Association. Races will be called at two o'clock sharp. Admission twenty-five cents. Ladies attending can be assured everything will be conducted with propriety and a pleasant time may be expected.
Daniel B. Hatch is still improving his country residence; a company from Norwich is putting down concrete walks both inside his yard and in front from the Baptist church to the post office.
Miss Sarah Downing, who is stopping at home for a few weeks, received a pleasant surprise last Friday evening, when Misses Dora Bates and Mattie Locklin, friends from Mansfield, called to spend the Sabbath with her. The visitors departed on Sunday evening.
The friends of Mr. and Mrs. R. White, of Bridgeport, who are stopping at Mr. E. Robinson's, will feel sad to learn of the death of their son.

1338. Wed Aug 11 1880: Columbia.
S. Pierce, Esq., and his friends from Bristol spent all of last week rusticating and fishing at the reservoir. Mr. Pierce has been there before and does not require to be told where to go for a good time. The party caught a number of bass and had lots of sport.
The flag raising at Mr. Kings' came off according to announcement on Saturday. There were delegations from all the adjoining towns, and all passed off satisfactorily. The hickory was raised under the direction of N.K. Holbrook, between which and a large maple the flag was suspended. Speeches touching the issue of the campaign were made by hon. E.S. Cleveland, of Hartford, and J.L. Hunter, Esq., of Willimantic. The Columbia Cornet band was in attendance and discoursed music for the occasion. Among the boys we noticed Mr. Dayton Lyman of Hartford, who played the piccolo, adding very much to the music. Mr. Lyman is a musician of the Putnam Phalanx.
Fred O. Clark, from Talcott & Post's, who is spending his vacation in town, and Miss Sprague, of Hartford, made a trip to Block Island and several other watering places last week.
People are just beginning to learn what a nice place the reservoir is for a good picnic. On Monday of this week Fidelity Temple of Honor, of Willimantic, to the number of twenty-five, spent the day in Brown's grove, at a social gathering and picnic. The time was spent in fishing, boating or such amusements as were most pleasing.

1339. Wed Aug 11 1880: Oneco.
The Democrats of Sterling assembled at Bates Hall August 10th. A.H. Bates and Alvin L. Cory were chosen delegates to the State convention, A.J. Bitgood and N.J. Wood to the congressional convention. A.H. Bates, Alvin L. Corey, and A.S. Franklin town committee. N.J. Wood gave the opening address, after which a Hancock and English flag was unfurled, amid cheering and firing of cannon. After a brief speech by Mr. Wood, Orren W. Bates, was introduced whose remarks were listened to with much interest, not only for their truth, but because of the great promise the young Democrats will have a leader worthy of the cause.

1340. Wed Aug 11 1880: Died.
Burnham.--In Willimantic, August 5, Eliza C. Burnham, aged 73 years.
Potter.--In Columbia, August 7, Gilbert Potter, aged 69 years.
Hayes.--In Willimantic, August 8, Olive Hayes, aged 3 months.
Hunt.--In Willimantic, August 9, William B. Hunt, aged 5 months.
Nichols.--In North Windham, August [no date given in article] Florence A. Nichols, aged 6 years.

1341. Wed Aug 11 1880: Frederic G. Sawtelle, M.D. Physician and Surgeon. Office and residence at the house recently occupied by the late Dr. W.K. Otis, Temple street, near Union, Willimantic, Conn. Special office hours, 7 1/2 to 9 a.m. 12 1/2 to 2 and 7 to 9 p.m.

1342. Wed Aug 11 1880: Metallic Iron Roofing Paint. Established 1865. Protect your buildings from fire, water and decay by using the Metallic Roofing Paints and Elastic Cements. Acknowledged to be superior. To all other paints, now in use, for preserving and protecting Tin and Iron. Prompt attention paid to repairing of old roofs. William G. Spear, Agent.

1343. Wed Aug 11 1880: Strayed or Stolen.--One black mare; weight about 900 lbs; four years old; marked on near forefoot, "A.E." A liberal reward will be given by Charles Robbins, Box 126, Norwich, Conn.

1344. Wed Aug 11 1880: To Rent. A very desirable Tenement, on Maple street, lower floor, six rooms, and basement wash room, well and running spring water. Thomas Turner. July 13th, 1880.

Wed Aug 18 1880: About Town.
Agent Boss has the frame to his new house up.
Rev. G.W. Brewster conducted the services at the camp ground Sunday.
Rev. Lester Potter of Everett, Mass., preached to the Baptist people last Sunday.
The firm of Dimmick & Dougherty as been dissolved by mutual consent, Dougherty continuing the business.
O.A. Sessions displays in his window a drawing of the Linen Co.'s new mill as it will appear when completed.
Capt. D.A. O'Neill goes to Camp Fairchild, on Wednesday, August 25th. to be examined in regard to military matters.
Chester Tilden has got the start for the month with the "r" and is receiving fresh oysters every day which he will sell at lowest rates.
E.T. Hamlin last week received a box of 'the best oysters in the world" taken from Alewives Cove, New London by S.B. Lyman.
The Western Union Telegraph Company are adding three extra wires to their line through this place between Boston and New York.
An asphaltum walk is being built in front of the Hayden block, and a cross-walk of the same material is being constructed across the street at the same place.

1346. Wed Aug 18 1880: E.S. Beebe is canvassing the town for ad elegant edition of Longfellow's poems. The drawings were made especially for this work by the best artist in America at a cost to the publishers for the illustration alone of $60,000.

1347. Wed Aug 18 1880: Benjamin Dyer, the butcher living in the eastern part of Windham, received a kick from his horse while sitting in his wagon, which broke his leg below the knee. Dr. I.B. Gallup of this village was called and reduced the fracture.

1348. Wed Aug 18 1880: John Clark while fooling about the horses in Maxwell's stable Monday evening received a kick in the face which split his nose and lip and inflicted other injuries. He was attended by Dr. McNally.

1349. Wed Aug 18 1880: Geo. T. Rogers & Co., local peach venders, would inform the public that they sell peaches of the first quality and give full measure every time. The parties are residents of the village and are not itinerant as has been stated.

1350. Wed Aug 18 1880: The death of Miss Weltha J. Brown, daughter of Postmaster Brown, which occurred on Sunday last, cast a gloom of sadness over a large circle of friends and acquaintances. She was well known in this community and beloved by all. Her funeral took place from the residence of her father, on Valley street, on Tuesday last at 2 o'clock.

1351. Wed Aug 18 1880: A party consisting of S.B. Lyman and wife, Mrs. Wm. L. Kenyon and Arthur Kenyon of Willimantic, Joseph E. H. Gates, Marshall Holbrook, wife and daughter, Charles Holbrook, Justin Holbrook of Columbia, and David Webler of Coventry pitched their tents on New London harbor last week and enjoyed a few days sport in catching and eating fish, clams and oysters.

1352. Wed Aug 18 1880: Mr. Wm. Keough, a resident of Jonesville, Mich. Who is visiting friends in Mansfield, made us a pleasant call yesterday. Mr. Keough came east to engage help to go to Jonesville to operate a cotton mill of which he is agent, and has been successful in engaging the required number in Massachusetts. He says that Jonesville is a thrifty village of about sixteen hundred, and that it supports two live newspapers.

1353. Wed Aug 18 1880: The mills used by Walden & Flint, druggists of this place, for grinding sumac, located at Mt. Hope, Mansfield, were destroyed by fire last Saturday. The loss which was considerable was fully covered by insurance. The mills will be immediately rebuilt larger and with improved machinery and will be ready in time to receive their supply of sumac in the Fall as per their circular issued to the various sumac cutters. Papers which contained their advertisement for sumac will please copy this item.

1354. Wed Aug 18 1880: Conductor Sprague on the Providence division of the New York and New England railroad, brought a case before Justice Sumner on Monday of a person being drunk and using boisterous language on his train. The case was quite laughable inasmuch as the fellow in a drunken state appeared as his own counsel. Ineffectually however, as he was unable to avert the sentence, which was seven dollars and costs, which amount he not being the happy possessor of he will take up his residence in Brooklyn.

1355. Wed Aug 18 1880: Fatal Railway Accident--On Friday evening the regular freight train on the New York and New England railroad which left Boston at 4 o'clock and is due at this station about 9 o'clock, collided with a number of extra peach cars at North Windham, and the engineer of the regular freight train, Frank Way, of Hartford was killed. He would probably have escaped without harm but for the fact that he jumped from his engine ad received injuries which resulted in his death. His remains were taken to Hartford for burial. He leaves an invalid mother, who relied on him chiefly for support. The responsibility for the accident, it is said, lies with the engineer of the extra peach train, which he stopped at North Windham for the purpose of getting a fresh supply of water, and was on the time of the regular train. The engine of the ill-fated train was wrecked and a number of the peach cars demolished. The Philadelphia express due here at 9:15, was obliged by the accident to return to Putnam and come by the way of Plainfield, making the train five hours behind time. A wrecking train was immediately dispatched to the scene of the accident, and in a few hour the track at that point was passable.

1356. Wed Aug 18 1880: Borough Meeting.--At the borough meeting held at Music hall Tuesday, there was present a very large attendance of voters interested in the subjects to be brought up and discussed at that gathering--something like two hundred present. The business which was first brought before the meeting was a motion to see if the borough would rescind the vote passed at the last borough meeting providing for a three mill tax on the last perfected list, which was carried through without opposition either by voice or vote. The clause in the warning to see if the borough would rescind the vote to construct a foot bridge between main and Pleasant streets was promptly approved. The third section of the warning, which introduced the subject of providing proper sewerage for the borough, after remarks by a number of persons, was disposed of by appointing a committee of three, composed of E.A. Buck, E.S. Boss and S.L. Burlingham, to investigate the matter and ascertain the cost and most desirable location for the main sewer, and report at a future meeting. The aforenamed committee was also appointed to take the matter of introducing water into the borough into consideration and present their findings to a future borough meeting. The main feature of the meeting was the subject of laying out and constructing a drive bridge from Main street to Pleasant. After a lengthy discussion as to the property or legality of the borough having anything to do in the laying out or construction of bridges, some maintaining that it came wholly under the jurisdiction of the town, it was finally decided that the borough could take the preliminary steps of laying out, but the town was obliged to do the building and pay for the same, and in accordance with this decision, a committee of three was appointed to ascertain the cost and perfect the lay-out of a bridge from Main street to Pleasant and report their doings to a future borough meeting. The committee appointed was E.B. Sumner, E.E. Burnham and James E. Hayden. It was voted to accept the lay out of a street over what is now known as Hooper's Lane, as recommended by the Court of Burgesses. The borough also accepted the three following streets as laid out by the Court of Burgesses: one leading from South Main street southerly between the Natchaug property and lands of Catherine Tingley, to So. Park street, (so called). One leading from Pleasant street southerly between lands of the Willimantic Linen Co. and Rev. Horace Winslow, to So. Park street, and one from lands of the Willimantic Linen Co. to lands of the heirs of Alfred Young over what is now known as So. Park street. In accepting the last named street it was proposed instead of stopping so abruptly, to continue the same to South street over lands of the heirs of Alfred Young, the land for which was to be given, except about seven feet in width, which would have to be bought, but the Warden for some reason did not like to entertain the proposition. It was at last compromised by a motion informally instructing the Court of Burgesses to lay out a street over lands named, and let it rest there. On the last clause in the warning, providing for the laying of a tax sufficient to meet the requirements of any vote or votes passed at this meeting, it was voted that the meeting take no action of this clause. At this point the meeting dissolved.

1357. Wed Aug 18 1880: Scotland.
It is rumored that we are to have two new rival butchers in town soon, which, if true, will keep us supplied with meat while Mr. Dyer is laid up with a broken leg.
F.W. Cunningham returned from Brooklyn, N.Y. on Monday is making preparations for making cider when the season shall open.
Scotland boasts of raising white huckleberries and white blackberries on her hilltops.
Joseph Ensworth has lost nearly all his original teeth, and has pulled every one of them with his own hands. For real, genuine grit and nerve Uncle Joe takes the prize, as was shown by his sewing up his own face a few days since after it had been cut open by a slab flying from a circular saw.
The "young folks" to the number of twenty seven wended their way to the seashore on Saturday, the 7th inst. and others joined the party on Monday. Nearly all the "young people" left for home on Saturday, and the "old folks" party was represented over Sunday by Jonathan Maine and wife of Scotland and Mason Bates, wife and children of North Windham.

1358. Wed Aug 18 1880: Mansfield Centre.
The Hollow and the south "end" of the street furnished about 20 for salt water party, on Tuesday last to be away 10 days. They go to Greenwich, R.I. Among them are G.S. Williams and family James Farnham and family J.M. Wallen and family. We hope they may have a nice time.
C.H. Weeks from Warrenville is painting and fixing up the old Union store now owned by Gilbert S. Williams, which he expects to occupy next week.

1359. Wed Aug 18 1880: South Coventry.
Thursday morning, August 11th, the grim messenger bore hence from the home of Mr. John Isham, the pleasant companion and loving mother, thus loosening the silver cord of attachment that bound the happy family trio many years fraught with joy and rare contentment. Mrs. Isham has been for nearly a year suffering from the effects of cancer. Hopes and fears have alternately filled the minds of her anxious friends, but at no time has exhausted vitality been sufficiently restored to warrant the safe use of the surgeon's knife, so the sands of life ran rapidly out. In health her daily walk in life was like the peaceful, even-flowing river, and in failing health the graces of forbearance and patience added loveliness to her christian character. The funeral was attended from her late residence on Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Mr. Buckingham, rector of an Episcopal church in New London, of which the deceased had been a member for many years, conducted the exercises. Her remains were taken to New London for interment. Her age was 44. The afflicted husband and daughter have much sympathy in their severe trial.
At regularly warned meetings last week, H.F. Parker and J.M. Wood were elected district committee for the First district, and George B. Carpenter for the Third district for the year ensuing. These popular individuals who are hand and glove with all public interests, and have long been solicitous for the welfare of the community, will no doubt be governed by wisdom in choosing teachers to preside over each department in these institutions of learning.
C.H. Kenyon & Co. have purchased a steam engine for the branch manufactory known as the "little mill."
Steam power has been added to the woolen manufactory of J.M. Wood.
Mrs. J.M. Wood is visiting at Stillwater, R.I.
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Cutler of Brooklyn, N.Y. are making their annual visit at W. Tucker's in the North parish.
The auroral display in the northern skies Thursday evening presaged a change in temperature, which came on Sunday which will be recollected as a day in this maturing summer in which there was more than a breath of fall. The early breezes across the blue waters of the lake were decidedly invigorating. At mid-day the cloud shadows chased each other across the cornfield, and to bask amid the sunbeams slanting across the south room floor was not uncomfortable.
Ned and Irwin Hutchinson have been spending a few days at the seaside.
Frank Bradbury went to Narragansett Pier Saturday.
There was no service at the Congregational church last Sunday. Rev. W.D. Morton is spending his vacation at Saratoga.
Rev. Stephen Hammond of Springfield, Mass., and Rev. Mr. Mathewson of Chicago, Ill., occupied the Methodist pulpit on Sunday, and were listed to by large and attentive congregations.
Clarence Hoxie arrived in town Monday night.

1360. Wed Aug 18 1880: State News.
Samuel Lock, a silversmith of Meriden, committed suicide by drowning Sunday afternoon last.
John Lynch's seven year old daughter has been drowned at Bozrahville.

1361. Wed Aug 18 1880: List of Patents. Granted by the United States to citizens of this State for the week ending Aug. 10th 1880, furnished for the Chronicle from the Law and Patent Office of J. McC. Perkins, 809, L Street (just north of Patent Office, Washington, D.C.):
G.J. Capewell, Cheshire, tack driver.
S.B. Clark and L.C., Plantsville, machine for heating bolts.
F. Eggs, assignor to Smith & Eggs m'fg Co., Bridgeport, piano lock.
H.N. Gales and W.L. Wright, Bristol, band saw connection.
A.L. Howard, New Haven, fabricated paper or volcanized fiber applied to corset stays as a substitute for whalebone &c.
J. Ives, Mt. Carmel, fastening for carriage aprons &c.
J. Kossuth, New Haven, corkscrew.
O.A. Stow, and H.S. Grannis, Plattsville assignor to Peck Stow & Wilcox Co. Southington, tinsmiths, shearing device.
T.Q. Worthington, assignor of 1/2 interest to A.J. Ramsdell, New Haven, rotary drier.

1362. Wed Aug 18 1880: Our thanks are due John G. Keigwin and H.M. Morgan for contributions of apples, and to B.D. Crandall for some very palatable native peaches.

1363. Wed Aug 18 1880: An exchange sums up our native foreign products this: Russia leather is made in Connecticut, Bordeaux wine is manufactured in California. French lace is woven in New York, Italian marble is dug in Kentucky, Marseilles linen is produced in Massachusetts, English cassimere is made in New Hampshire, Spanish mackerel are caught on the Jersey coast, and Havana cigars are rolled out by the million in Chicago.

1364. Wed Aug 18 1880: Born.
Mickle--In this Village, Aug. 15, a son to John, and Kate Mickle.
Mellody--In this Village, Aug. 10th, a son to Robert E. and Elizabeth Mellody.
Scott--In Mansfield, Aug. 14th, a son to John J. and Ella Scott.

1365. Wed Aug 18 1880: Died.
Nichols--In North Windham, Aug. 11th, Florence A. Nichols, aged 5 years 6 mos.
Isham--In Coventry, Aug. 13th, Catherine R. Isham, aged 44 years.
Strickland.--In Hampton, Aug. 13th, Wilford Strickland, aged 7 months.
Slafter--In Mansfield, Aug. 15th, Artemas Slafter, aged 84 years.
Brown--In Willimantic, Aug 15th, Weltha J. Brown, aged 22 years.

1366. Wed Aug 18 1880: Dissolution. The partnership existing under the firm name of Dimmick & Dougherty is this day dissolved by mutual consent. Jas. Dougherty will settle all bills against the firm and all accounts due the firm must be paid to him. C.H. Dimmick, Jas. Dougherty. Willimantic, Aug. 16, 1880.

1367. Wed Aug 18 1880: Notice. Notice is hereby given to all persons not to harbor or trust my wife, Mary Thomas on my account as I shall pay no debts of her contracting, she having, without cause, left my bed and board. William L. Thomas. Willimantic, Aug. 16, 1880.


Wed Aug 25 1880: About Town.
W.S. Gardiner, of Norwich, is chief of police at the camp ground.
Our esteemed neighbor, the Journal issues a daily during camp meeting according to its custom.
The Boston boot and shoe store has raised a handsome new sign painted by Frank Hanover.
Warden Davison will have the privilege of going right over his last week's work on our streets.
W.L. Harrington & Co.'s clothing store in Turner building was almost flooded out by the shower to-day.
Rev. Wm. A. Fenn, the former pastor of the Baptist church, preached to his old congregation on Sunday.
Three of those beautiful elm trees on upper Main street were almost tore to fragments by the wind to-day.
E.B. Sumner has been appointed prosecuting agent by the county commissioners in place of E.E. Burnham, resigned.
Rev. R.J. Nichols of Scotland, will preach at the North Windham church next Sunday, August 29th, at 2 o'clock p.m.
Michael O'Neil of Spring Hill, has the finest lot of peaches we have seen this year. His largest measured nine and one half inches around the waist.
Nathan D. Potter, who has had charge of the Linen company's meat market since its opening, will resign his position and go to Colorado sometime in October.
The ancient Natchaug house has been rejuvenated and christened the Riverside hotel. It is under the management of Joseph Locke, the noted horse doctor and trader.
Miss Olive D. Sanger, of Canterbury, is visiting at Hon. E.A. Buck's.

1369. Wed Aug 25 1880: The Hancock and English ratification meeting at West Ashford on Monday was addressed by E.S. Cleveland whose speech is very highly praised by all those who heard it.

1370. Wed Aug 25 1880: Landlord Sanderson, of the Brainard house has showed his excellent taste in the selection of horseflesh, in the purchase of a very handsome pair of "blacks" fit for a king to drive.

1371. Wed Aug 25 1880: Rev. Dr. Church conducted the services at the Congregational church on Sunday morning assisted by Rev. Mr. Hurd of Taftville. Rev. Horace Winslow expects to occupy his own pulpit next Sunday.

1372. Wed Aug 25 1880: All who are anxious to learn the art of riding the bicycle can be accommodated at the Armory hall, Centre street. J.C. Thompson, of the American Bicycle Co. New Haven, is the teacher and has several machines in the hall.

1373. Wed Aug 25 1880: A beautiful, life-size portrait of Dwight Hooker, of the Opera House Billiard Rooms, is displayed in J.J. Kennedy's window. It is the handiwork of T.H. Goodwin, a carriage painter who has recently located in this place.

1374. Wed Aug 25 1880: William H. Chapman, the young man who used to be connected with Ansel Arnold's flour and grain establishment, died at his home in Ellington, Sunday last. He had been suffering a long time from consumption, and the result was not unexpected. He had a host of friends among the young people in this town.

1375. Wed Aug 25 1880: The Court of Burgesses has granted the firm of G.H. Thomas & Co. the privilege of numbering the houses in the village--provided the individual property owner pays for numbering his own house. It will be a matter of convenience to strangers in town, and we have no doubt but the majority of our citizens will fall in with the idea; we notice a number have already.

1376. Wed Aug 25 1880: Marvin Massey, a resident of this village, was found dead by the side of the railroad track about a mile this side of Stafford Springs yesterday morning. It is the opinion of the railroad men on the Northern road that he was struck by one of the night freights. The only injury that appeared on the body was a hole on the back of his head. He had been employed by Gardner Hall, Jr., & Co. in building a dam at South Willington, but had been absent from work a number of days on a spree.

1377. Wed Aug 25 1880: Frederick Slater, a gentleman of color, came to town yesterday from Hebron to visit camp meeting, but meeting some friends Frederick got a little hilarious, and upon their refusing him beer in the saloon of Mr. Rood, Frederick showed his spite by breaking one of the windows with his cane, and then skedaddled with all the velocity his legs were capable of. A warrant was issued by Justice Clark on complaint of Grand Juror Giles H. Alford, and Frederick was brought into court, where in an amusing way he told of his coming to town, taking a little beer, and under its influence acting a little improperly, but said he was willing to be excused. He had no friends or money, and Justice Clark adjourned the case to Saturday at 9 o'clock to give the darkey time to look around and get the wherewithal to settle damages.

1378. Wed Aug 25 1880: Court of Burgesses--The adjourned meeting of the Court of Burgesses was held on Monday evening, the Warden presiding. Present: Burgesses Keigwin, Billings, Bowman and Avery. It was voted to pay Willimantic Savings Institute, use of Music hall, $6.00; U.S. Street Lighting Co., street lights for June, $100.50; Asa M. Allen, oiling hose, $5.00; George H. Millerd, repairing hose, $5.00. Voted that G.H. Thomas & Co. has permission to number the houses in the borough subject to the supervision of the Court of Burgesses, provided they use two inch white metal figures, and do not charge to exceed the rate of 25 cents a single number. Voted to adjourn one week.

1379. Wed Aug 25 1880: Mansfield Centre.
G.B. Armstrong and wife are spending a few days with their son, Rev. E.P. Armstrong of Killingworth, Ct.

1380. Wed Aug 25 1880: Scotland.
Rev. A.A. Hurd is absent for two Sabbaths on his summer vacation. His pulpit was occupied on Sunday morning by Rev. Mr. Tillinghast of Providence. In the afternoon he held a service at Howard Valley which was attended by a number from this place.
It is expected that the new firm of Parkhurst & Babcock, butchers, will be ready for business on Monday.
Cunningham & Son are to put in a new cider mill this week.
Mrs. Lemuel Beckwith, a former resident of Scotland, died in Hanover on Friday, aged 68. Her death was said to have been hastened by the shock received when her daughter, living with her, was injured by lightning a fortnight before.
Mr. Doyle and family have moved to Norwich, thereby taking five pupils from the Centre school.
N.D. Fisher of Brooklyn, N.Y. has been spending a few days in town.
Nathan Billings has accepted his old position as principal of the school at Hanover for another year.

1381. Wed Aug 25 1880: Liberty Hill.
N.G. Douglass of Providence, R.I., is with his daughter, Mrs. W.M. Cummings for a few days' stay, and for exercise, goes into the field with a scythe and mows, although he is past 83 years of age. Mr. Douglass says his father was a good mower at the age of 100 years, and was at the time of his death, 110 years old.
Elder Cameron of Greeneville will address the public at Liberty Hill, down by the mineral spring, on Sunday, the 29th inst. He proposes to knock fire and brimstone out of the theological hell, also blow Spiritualism high as a kite, and in the end, flat as a squash pie. To do all these things, it might be necessary for him to fast, as we read of the man Tanner.
Rev. Mr. Bronson preached in the Liberty Hill church at 5 o'clock Sunday afternoon.
The Johnson Brothers' steam mill will start again some time this month.
Henry Holbrook has been in East Haddam for a week or two.

1382. Wed Aug 25 1880: Ashford.
The Bicknell place, so called, that has been in that name for three generations, and where Capt. Samuel Bicknell now resides, has recently been sold to Buck & Dawley, who are to put a steam sawmill on the place, and cut off all the timber. This will take some time, as it is the best timbered farm in town. Buck & Dawley have sold out their store to J.A. Murphy & Co., and will discontinue the grocery business and attend to the lumber business.
Charles Weeks, who has kept a store in Warrenville, has removed to Mansfield Centre, into the store formerly owned by A.W. Buchanan.
The potato crop is rather light and some are rotting. The oat crop was never better. Dyer H. Clark harvested 180 bushels from 4 acres.
C.L. Dean was in town last week.
The Misses Buck of Willimantic are staying in town for a short time.
H.F. Royce of Willimantic, and brother of Norwich, were in town last week.

1383. Wed Aug 25 1880: Columbia.
This town, so exceedingly quiet under ordinary circumstances, has been shaken by excitement from center to circumference, and judging from the various groups collected at different points on Sunday, the thoughts were not all directed to heavenly and divine things. The cause of all this excitement was the recent arrest of Seth S. Collins upon complaint of Prosecuting Agent Chauncey E. Brown for keeping a place where intoxicating liquors are represented to be sold, and for keeping liquors with intent to sell. A search was instituted and four dozen bottles alleged to be lager beer, and a bottle containing a small quantity of liquor were seized. The accused was brought before Asahel O. Wright, Esq., and after two adjournments, the trial was commenced on Friday, Aug. 20th. The plea was "not guilty," and so the prosecution commenced to put in their evidence, occupying the whole day in the examination of twenty-three witnesses, with many "more to follow." The prosecution was conducted by E.B. Sumner Esq. assisted by Joseph Hutchins. The counsel for the defense were John L. Hunter and John M. Hall, Esqs. It is reported that 150 witnesses are summoned, and if the examination occupies as much time in proportion as with those already examined, the trial will be likely to occupy some time; and judging from the opening, without any reference to the case itself, the trial is likely to prove a mirror from which is to be reflected points of character heretofore undiscovered.
Charles E. Little and two cousins are invigorating at Apponogue, R.I.
Miss Clara Sawyer is embracing the salt air at Fenwick.
Miss Emma Bascomb has returned from a sojourn at Point Judith.

1384. Wed Aug 25 1880: List of Patents. Granted by the United States to citizens of this State for the week ending Aug. 17th 1880, furnished for the Chronicle from the Law and Patent Office of J. McC. Perkins, 809, L Street (just north of patent Office, Washington, D.C.):
J.S. Corban, Plainville, carriage spring.
I. Glover, Fairfield, to M. Hartley New York, cartridge capping and uncapping implement.
T.F. Hammer, Branford, machine for boring and tapping pipe bends.
C.L. Jennings, New Haven, assignor to Parker & Whipple Co. West Meriden, reversible catch.
F.W. Martin, Norwich, ornamentation of wood.
J.R. Munns, and F.M. Clough, West Chesire, water gauge.
N.S. Osborne, assignor to English & Merrick, New Haven, carriage curtain support.

1385. Wed Aug 25 1880: At a Court of Probate holden at Columbia, within and for the district of Andover on the 19th day of August A.D. 1880. Present, William A. Collins, Esq., Judge. On motion of Mary Ann Potter, administratrix on the estate of Gilbert Potter, 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 administratrix aforesaid, and directs that public notice be given of this 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 this place where the deceased last dwell. Certified from Record, William A. Collins, Judge.

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