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The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1882

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.

1041. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: About Town.
Rev. J.L. Barlow will preach at North Windham next Sunday
Edwin B. Meritt has just been appointed postmaster of Westford.
A.W. Turner, the jeweler, continues to make improvements in his store which add to its beauty. Glass enclosed shelving is the latest.
Our thanks are due Mr. L.H. Cross of Mansfield for a generous cake of maple sugar, part of a crop of half a ton which he helped gather in Michigan last spring.
An encampment of gypsies are located near Mansfield Hollow and the female portion are daily visitors to this village seeking whatever they may beg, take or procure by fortune telling.

1042. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Mr. P.P. Kellogg of Springfield, Mass., has been spending a few days with his sister, Mrs. George Billings, who lies at the point of death in her home, corner Main and High streets.

1043. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Mr. Sigmund Thallinger adds another chair to his barber shop this week making five in all. It is an uncommon thing for a village of this size to support so extensive a barber shop as this and we believe there is no larger in the state.

1044. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Mr. C.B. Noyes, of Liberty Hill, seems to have outdone all competitors in the matter of producing early green corn suitable for the table. We were the grateful recipients of a dozen well developed ears picked from his garden Saturday.

1045. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Barnum, Bailey & Hutchinson have been sued for $25,000 compensation for injuries received by Arthur J. Bradwell in consequence of the falling of a pole in tent during the show’s exhibition June 7. Bradwell’s injuries were considered slight at first, but within a few days, pieces of bone have been removed from his head. The legal papers were served on the show at North Adams Thursday.

1046. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: The sixteenth annual reunion of the Fifth regiment of Connecticut volunteers occurred at New London Wednesday Aug. 9th. This village contributed to the formation of that regiment and Messrs. W. S. Purinton, Luke Flynn, John Tew and Michael Shea, are the only resident members who survive. The Fifth was conspicuous in more than one of the hard-fought battle of the Shenandoah Valley and was noted for its gallantry.

1047. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: O.S. Chaffee & Son are making improvements on the property recently purchased by them at the corner of Church and Valley streets. They are putting more machinery into their mill for the purpose of manufacturing more goods.

1048. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Mr. E.W. Thomas has resigned as superintendent of the Linen company’s mill No. 4 and, we understand, will return to Lowell. Mr. Thomas had charge of the erection of this handsome structure, which does him great credit as an expert mechanic.

1049. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: The Society known as the Ancient Order of United Workmen was organized Wednesday evening under the supervision of Geo. R. Pennington, D.G. master and W.H. Vose A.D.G. master both of Boston, with the following officers: P.M.W. Charles N. Daniels, M.W. Orlando D. Brown; F. Albert Hicks; O.W. H.H. Bingham; R. Samuel J. Miller; Fin. Joel W. Webb; Med Examiner, Charles J. Fox; R.V.R, W.H. Wales; G.E. George A. Shepard; I.W. Chas. Brown; O.W. Chauncy C. Gallup. The lodge will be called Willimantic Lodge No 11. The object of the society is principally mutual insurance at a small cost.

1050. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: The deplorable condition of Union street has for many years been a problem for each succeeding administration neither one of which, within our recollection, has been able to solve. Almost continually it has been ankle deep with mud and the more earth there was added the worse it seemed to grow. It appears now, however to have been profitably dealt with. Warden Baldwin a few days since caused the soft surfaces to be removed and replaced it with a coating of coal ashes. It is now trodden down hard and makes an admirable road which will be perfectly free from mud. We are inclined to the opinion that the present chief officer of this borough is a very practical and capable man and the public did well in engaging his services.

1051. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: In Trouble.—Robert Kerns, of Eagleville, cut his foot quite badly while at work in that place Monday and he with two companions came to Willimantic to have the wound dressed. Instead of proceeding directly to a physician’s office he felt the necessity, or thought he did, of stimulating his nervous system with whiskey and went to a saloon for that purpose. The stuff had such a happy effect that the imbibed beyond a temperate amount and forgot his real mission. When the rum was in his wit was out and the animal nature asserted itself. He visited Dorman’s periodical store and engaged in a dispute with the proprietor who insisted upon conducting his own business as he saw fit. It was there that Kerns inaugurated a war dance upon the threshold of the store and swore with exceeding great oaths that his pugilistic capabilities knew no bounds. Officer Flynn was immediately informed of the little racket that was in progress and proceeded to the scene. He took the young man into custody and persuaded him to go peaceably as far as the alley which leads to the lockup but beyond this point he would not voluntarily go. The officer insisted and a lively scuffle ensued and assistance from the large crowd which gathered around had to be called to bag the game. The officer received some scratches and his clothing was considerably torn. Kerns was brought before a justice court Tuesday morning and pleaded guilty to charge of drunkenness and resistance of an officer and was fined $1 and cost on the first count and $5 and costs on the second which swelled the total to $27.74 for that little picnic. He telegraphed to Mr. S.O Vinton, of Eagleville, his employer, for funds and Mr. V. came down on the afternoon train and secured his release. When sober the young man seems to be intelligent and ought to know better.

1052. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Personal Intelligence.
Mr. A.B. Holmes returned yesterday from a brief stop at Block Island.
Mr. Homer Tucker, of Springfield, was in town this week.
Mrs. A.T. Baker is at New London for a month.
Miss Belle C. Brown has been visiting at Niantic for a week.
Mr. John L. Walden was summoned to New York Saturday by the illness of his brother Henry.
Mr. E.F. Burleson, of Jewett City, is sojourning at Block Island for a fortnight.
Mr. J.R. Robertson is confined to his house by illness.
Mr. G.E. Stiles has been sojourning for a short time at Niantic where his family is summering.
Mr. E.M. Durkee has been visiting in Ashford.
Rev. S. McBurney of the Methodist church has been granted a fortnight’s vacation and will be absent next Sunday. Rev. Mr. Gammon of Gurleyville will supply his pulpit in the meantime.
Mr. H.A. Adams is on a week’s journey by bicycle through Eastern Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts.
Miss Hattie Bliven is visiting in New London.
Mrs. Dr. McNally has been spending a few days in Norwich.
Mr. Edward Brown of Providence has been visiting his mother in law Mrs. Allen Lincoln for a few days.
Mrs. Louis Brainard of Hartford is visiting relatives in town.
Mr. Augustus Church of Hampton is visiting at Mr. Edwin A. Buck’s.
Miss Alice Lincoln of Springfield is visiting Mr. Geo. C. Martin.
Misses Lottie, Carrie and Lucy Buck have just returned from a fortnight’s stay at the seashore at Niantic and will go to Westford to rusticate the last of this week.
Mr. J.T. Tracy of Fair Haven is visiting relatives in town.
Miss May Risley of Rockville, has been visiting her brother, Cashier Risley.

1053. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: The New Haven Palladium has the following to say of a well-known journalist who formerly resided here: “Thomas S. Weaver, for the past four years associate editor and paragrapher on the Register severed his connection with that journal yesterday. He will rest during the month of August and recuperate, and on September 1 will take a position upon the Boston Globe as paragrapher. Mr. Weaver’s bright sayings in the paragraph columns of the Register have been extensively quoted from time to time and his many friends in this vicinity will miss him, but wish him success in his new position at the ‘Hub’.”

1054. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: We were pained to learn, just as we go to press, of the death of Mrs. William C. Crandall, which occurred at her father’s home in Mansfield Center this morning at half past nine. She was a young lady of sterling qualities, like whom the world possesses too few. Mr. Crandall has sustained a loss which cannot be estimated or repaired, and has our sincerest sympathy in his bereavement.

1055. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Mr. Henry C. Phillips died at the residence of his parents in Hartford, Monday afternoon of Bright’s disease. He was for many years express messenger on “Gus.” Clark’s train, to and from Providence, and was favorably known here, where he resided.

1056. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: An accidental drowning in the Willimantic river occurred last Wednesday evening about six o’clock. Frederick L. Hanover, a fifteen year old son of frank L. Hanover came to an untimely end at that time. He had been at work with his uncle Andrew S. Martin in the cemetery that day and after finishing they went to the river for a bath, and were accompanied with two other persons. When in the water young Hanover attempted to swim across and called out to Martin who had already crossed to meet him half way. When near the middle the lad showed signs of distress and called out for assistance. Martin, who was near by him rendered all the aid possible for him but could not save him and he went down. It is supposed that the boy was seized with cramps. Help and necessary implements were obtained to recover the body but the river was dragged in vain that night for it. The next morning it was found near the spot where it had sunk. The lad was industrious and of good character and is a sorrowful loss to his parents. His funeral took place Friday.

1057. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Recovering A Farm.—Some forty years ago Mr. Robert Dungan, now deceased, removed from Chatham, Ontario, to this place bringing his family of four children with him. He left in charge of a neighbor the farm owned by him containing about one hundred acres which was valued at that time about $800 with the understanding that the neighbor would inform him whenever there was an opportunity to sell the property. A year had not elapsed as it now appears before the said neighbor had a chance to sell and sold, but during the interchange of correspondence for more than a dozen years he continued to assure Dungan that the real estate was still not disposed of and urging that he grant a power of attorney so that a clear title could be given whenever a customer should be found. Dungan steadfastly refused to do this preferring to convey the property in person rather than entrust the business to any other person. The correspondence on the part of the neighbor ceased and though Dungan wrote repeatedly to him he could get no reply. A trip to Canada at that time without any prospect of its resulting advantageously was too great to be undertaken and so the matter has rested until the present time. A few years ago Robert Dungan died leaving three children. Week before last James Dungan one of the heirs, employed John L. Hunter Esq., to accompany him to Chatham and investigate the condition of things and see what could be done towards recovering the property, it having been ascertained that the party to whom it was entrusted had disposed of it, pocketed the funds and since died. During these two score years the town of Chatham has grown from an insignificant hamlet to a city of about 8000 inhabitants and the property has increased in value after having passed through three ownerships to about $6,000. Its recovery will probably involve a law suit but the circumstances of the case are such that the property most eventually return to its rightful owners. The facts were laid before the best Chatham law firm, it being more convenient to transact the business in this way, with instructions to search the Canadian law relating to the case and compel a speedy hearing. It is a curious case in many respects.

1058. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Scotland.
Our salt water party had engaged a building on the Dr. Elliot place near Osprey beach, the conditions being that four rooms were to be plastered for the rent. Mr. Jonathan Maine made arrangements to fulfill these conditions and engaged men to do the work, but on going to begin work he was told that the doctor must have the house to use, and that he must look further. Arrangements have been made to put up a cheap cottage on the Stewart place, and a party will be on the ground, Thursday, August 10th, to erect the mansion which will be ready for occupancy on Saturday, August 12th. The “young folks” will occupy it the following week, and the “old folks” will attend in a body after camp meeting.
Our people are pained to learn of the painful and hopeless illness of Mrs. George Billings, one of our former residents, now of Willimantic.
Some paper within a week has stated that the town o Goshen Conn., with a population of 1093 has 59 persons that are over 70 years of age. That will hardly compare with Scotland with a population of 590 with 58 persons that are over 70 years of age.

1059. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: F.W. Cunningham and Lewis Hopkins are down among the Rhode Island clams for a few days.

1060. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Mrs. John B. Bacon is in Willimantic assisting in the care of Mrs. George Billings.

1061. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Columbia.
W.H. Yeomans former Sup’t of the Conn. W.R.R., is now Sup’t of the Housatonic R.R., with headquarters at Bridgeport, he recently shipped a fine horse from that section of the country.
Henry Jacobs of Hartford was in town last week trying his luck at shooting woodcock.
“Seth Higby and the pumpkin seed” in the last issue of the Chronicle was worth the yearly subscription of the paper. We welcome the Chronicle every week with pleasure and consider it with its wealth of reading matter one of the best weekly paper to have for a family to read.
William P. Robertson is in town for two weeks.
Fred. O. Clark made a week’s stay in Albany and Saratoga and finished his vacation at his father’s in town.
J.E.H. Gates is with his son in Dover N.H. and his letters to the Chronicle are interesting to its many readers.
Robert Hall and wife of East Hampton are at A.A. Hunt’s and after the shower Mr. Hunt’s guests together with his family and that of Mrs. Holbrook, repaired to the reservoir where they report a fine time boating and fishing.
Simeon F. Tucker goes to Point Judith this week on business and pleasure.
A party of engineers are surveying a route farther south than the preliminary survey they ran a few weeks since and at present writing (Monday) are in the valley not far from W.B. Little’s.
We are happy to announce that Mrs. Spencer Lane who was in such a critical condition last Wednesday is much improved with prospect of ultimate recovery.
On Saturday evening a pleasant company assembled at A.A. Hunt’s to witness the opening of some buds on a night blooming cereus. This novel and lovely plant is not as rare to this people as a few years since as several ladies in this neighborhood are the possessors of one but it affords a pleasant evening entertainment and this evening especially was agreeably spent in social chat, humor, fine music, singing etc. Hope it will blossom again and may we be there to see.
Joel Tucker hung a large pail of cream in the well and the rope breaking let the contents into the water giving him a good job of pumping his well dry.
Mrs. Hazen of Baltic is visiting her daughter Mrs. David Tucker.
L.C. Clark harvested a crop of wheat last week in excellent condition.
W.P. Robertson and F.O. Clark spent Thursday with their aunt Mrs. Daniel T. Fuller at Liberty Hill.

1062. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Danielsonville.
It is an impressive scene to behold a good man in sound health, and with intellect undimmed calmly surveying a life pilgrimage of ninety years, and surrounded by family, neighbors, and fellow citizens gathered to bestow their kindest wishes and congratulations,--and such a scene occurred in this village.
Captain Samuel Reynolds the subject of this brief sketch completed his ninetieth year July 29th, 1889. He was born 1792, in South Kingston, Rhode Island, and came with his parents when about eight years of age to Woodstock, Conn., and removed from there to Killingly, Conn., in 1831, and become a member of the Westfield Congregational church in 1832. For more than half a century he has been an honored citizen in this community, always taking an active interest in whatever related to the improvement and prosperity of the town and borough. The Windham county young man of the present day would probably refuse to lay aside his cigar, and spring overcoat and take a two horse load of cotton yarn, and plod wearily for days, and nights to Albany, and sometimes many day’s journey beyond that point, and then exchange his load of cotton yarn for flour, and then face homeward to Windham county with his load of flour. Yet such were some of the experiences of this resolute man in his early days, and well may he exclaim “What wonderful changes in methods, and manner of doing business have taken place since I was a boy!” To the inquiry, “Capt. Reynolds, standing as you do almost upon the outer circle of an hundred years, and looking back to the days of your boyhood does the time seem long in proportion to your wonderfully lengthened life?” He replied quickly “No, the retrospect looks no longer now than when I looked back a half a century ago.” He has lived to see this place increase from a few ________ to a prosperous borough of more than ____ people. Identified in the interests of his adopted home by extensive purchases of real estate many years ago, he has probably done more than any other citizen to promote its improvement and prosperity, and whatever he has done in this regard has always been a synonym for integrity and honor. A goodly number of ladies and gentlemen came to his house on his ninetieth anniversary to testify their respect and friendship, and to wish him many years of continued health and life. In the life time example of Capt. Reynolds the young people of this community can see, and they should see the great advantages of temperance, charity, economy, industry, perseverance, integrity and honesty, for the practice of these great virtues will surely bring reward to them, even as they have crowned and blessed the declining years of this venerable and beloved patriarch.
At about noon Monday Captain Samuel Reynolds, the subject of the above undertook to drive his horse across the truck of the Norwich and Worcester railroad at Danielsonville, but was struck by a passenger train and instantly killed as was also the horse. A Mr. Ross who was in the wagon with Mr. Reynolds jumped out and endeavored to hold the horse until the train passed, but Reynolds struck the horse with the whip and drove upon the track just as the train approached.

1063. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: North Mansfield.
The school in district No. 4 closed Monday the 24th July under the instruction of Miss Laura M. Bee, a lady from Lancaster, Mass. She has given good satisfaction.
Mr. Augustus Storrs and Mr. Valentine with their families have arrived at Mr. Storrs’ stock farm where they will make it their home the remainder of the summer.
There will be a good crop of grapes and there was quite a good show of strawberries this year—the largest ones I ever saw were in Mr. Storrs’ garden. Some measured nearly six inches in circumference. They were of the Sharpless variety, and the vines were obtained of J.A. Lewis, Willimantic, and they bore true to name, they were not York state plants.
On the Agricultural school farm Mr. Goddard the superintendent with the help of some of the students has made some fine improvements. His field crops are all looking very well and he has also a very good looking garden this year. Mr. Goddard is a hard working man and one who looks out for the interest of the farm, and if he should have charge of it a few years he would have it in splendid condition. If we could have all farmers take an interest in their farms as Mr. Goddard has in the state farm we might have better farms than we have now.
Mr. Arthur Snow has caught and shot nearly one hundred woodchucks on Mr. A. Storrs’ farm for which Mr. Storrs pays him. Mr. Storrs is bound to get rid of these woodchucks if it is a possible thing to do so.
A fox has been taking chickens from Mr. Storrs’ coops this summer quite often but Mr. Fox has his last chick as John, the Swede, has put stop to it with a shottgun. Foxes have been quite plenty this year and we hope the town will pay a bounty the coming year for all killed in the town.
Mr. Frank Wilcox, our blacksmith who works in Mr. A. Storrs’ shop is having a rush of business at the present time. Well, we are glad to hear it as Mr. Wilcox does his work well.
Mr. A. Storrs, with the assistance of his gardener William Warren, has trimmed up all the maple trees along side the highway leading from his dwelling house to said Warren’s house beside his land and Mrs. Anderson’s and it looks better. Mr. Storrs goes in for improvements every time.

1064. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Sprague.
Misses Alice and Grace Palmer and mother of Willimantic were the guests of Mrs. Brewer last week.
Miss Hattie Maynard and Miss Jennie Stewart are visiting Mrs. George L. Phillips of South Coventry.
Miss Minnie Rogers has returned from the rose of New England, where she has been visiting friends.
Mrs. Noah Dudley has returned from the Narragansett shore.
The Rev. John Lovejoy supplied the pulpit of the Baltic Methodist Episcopal church last Sunday.
The Rev. Mr. Bennet preached in Sprague hall last Sunday at 5 p.m.
As Miss Meta Brophy, daughter of Judge R.J. Brophy, and a lady friend, were out driving last Saturday evening the horse took fright and ran. In turning the corner at the hotel the ladies were thrown from the wagon on to a pile of stones, bruising them quite badly. The horse was captured near his stable.
John Ledoux, who was boarding with Peter King, Baltic, with French Canadians, took a pocket book containing thirty dollars form a bureau drawer containing thirty dollars form a bureau drawer belonging to King, last Saturday evening, and left for parts unknown.

1065. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Brooklyn.
Mrs. D.B. Hatch lost a valuable diamond in the road, between Brooklyn and Danielsonville, a reward of $100 was offered. Mr. Hatch hired as many men as he could Monday and set them to raking the road. Dominic Harrington returning from D., coming up through the ledge late in the afternoon, picked up what proved to be the lost gem, the rakers had brought it into sight, and Dominic was the lucky man.
Miss Lulu Franklin has the typhoid fever, and is quite sick.
Mr. Johnson, the young man sick at Mr. Wheaton’s with typhoid fever, the Doctor thinks may recover.
Charlie Marlor, who has been quite ill with malaria since his return home on his vacation, is so far recovered as to be about.
There will be a baptizing at Richmond’s pond next Sabbath morning at 10 a.m.

1066. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Mansfield Center.
Mrs. Horace Fenton, who lives in the Salter mansion recently received a call from a swarm of bees, who without any formal ceremony took possession of the garret, and the space between the eaves, and the board underneath where they have domiciled themselves and commenced their sweet labors.

1067. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Canterbury.
The extreme hot days continued through the last week. Grass was turned to hay without labor on the part of hay makers. On Friday afternoon a fine shower of rain came down upon the west part of the town, attended with vivid lightning and heavy peals of thunder. At Dwight R. Bushnell’s a building located near the dwelling house used as a wood house and store house, was struck by lightning, and consumed with contents. A favorable change in the wind at the time of the shower saved the dwelling. Mr. Bushnell and family were absent from home at the time. On Westminster hill several telegraph poles were shivered by lightning. Wires were prostrated and disabled.
Daniel W. Bond, Esq., of Northampton, Mass., and family have arrived in our village on their summer vacation.
Miss Grace Johnson of Southbridge, Mass., is on a short visit at George Sanger’s.

1068. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Married.
McDermot-Mobbs—In Willimantic, July 1st, by Rev. Richard K. Ashley, Henry McDermot of this village to Mrs. Margaret J. Mobbs of prince Edward’s Island.
Clark-Horum—In Willimantic, July 31st, by the Rev. Richard K. Ashley, Mr. Herbert C. Clark of Danielsonville, to Miss Kattie Horum of Norwich.

1069. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Died.
Crandall—In Mansfield Center, Aug. 2d, Mrs. Ellen G. Crandall, wife of Wm. C. Crandall, aged 21 years and 4 mos. Funeral, Friday afternoon at 8 o’clock. Relatives and friends invited.
Casey—In Willimantic, July 27th, Henry Casey, aged 18 years.
Riley—In North Windham, July 28th, Hugh Riley, aged 58 years.
Gingrass—In Willimantic, July 28th, Joseph Gingrass, aged 8 months.
Bell—In Willimantic, Aug. 1st, Rosana Bell, aged 5 months.
Bussy—In Willimantic, Aug. 2nd, Mary Bussy, aged 6 years and 5 months.
Butler—In South Windham, July 27th, Fredie Butler, aged 5 years
Andrews—In Hebron, July 28th, Caroline Andrews, aged 58 years
Grover—In Willimantic, July 28th, Robert P. Grover, aged 28 years

1070. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: Notice.—This Certifies that I have this day released until my minor son, Joseph R. Batting, the remainder of his time during his minority, and I shall claim none of his earnings after this date, but he is free to make contracts, so far as I am concerned, and I shall pay no debts of his contracting. Dated at Coventry, this 26th day of July, A.D. John J. Batting, Witness, Jno. L. Hunter

1071. TWC Wed Aug 2 1882: The Indian troubles are increasing. The Turtle Mountain Indians are now becoming fractious.

1072. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: About Town.
James Picknell has a contract for reconstructing the old Congregational church at North Coventry.
Mill No 1 of the Linen company was stopped part of the day Monday on account of a disabled water wheel.

1073. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: No person now in the employ of the Willimantic Linen Co., will be continued in their service after July 4th, 1883 unless they can both read and write. And on and after that date no person will be hired by the company who cannot both read and write. So say the officers.

1074. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: A severe accident befell Patrick Shea, a young man employed in the Windham company’s mills, yesterday afternoon whereby he lost the two middle fingers of one hand. While at work in the carding room he caught his hand in the gearing of a railway head and it was badly mutilated. Dr. Hills was quickly summoned and rendered all the surgical aid possible.

1075. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: Hunn & Co. display in their show window a photograph representing the old Willimantic base ball club, which was in active operation here sixteen years ago, and a nine that never was beaten. It was composed of Clytus Witter, E.S. Boss, A.S. Turner, D.A. O’Neill, E.H. Hall, Jr., Wm. Swift, Edward Dewing, George Cunningham, Mr. Gillan. They won a silver ball for being a champion club.

1076. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: A case of child destruction similar to two recently reported from Norwich has occurred in this place. Last Thursday morning John F. Shea, gateman at the Linen Company’s spool shop, in clearing the [flume?] from the debris that had collected there raked out a bundle of straw matting which enclosed the body of a female child apparently a month old. It was partially decomposed and had been in the water for a long time. It was given over to the town authorities for burial.

1077. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: J.L. Hunter Esq. has just bought a country seat in the shape of a twenty acre farm in the vicinity of the camp ground.

1078. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: Elder Lyon of Suspension Bridge, N.Y., will preach at North Windham next Sunday at 10:30 a/m and at 2 p.m.

1079. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: The household goods in the Chase house corner of Main and High streets, are advertised for sale at auction on Saturday August 12th, at 10 o’clock a.m. Previous to that time the goods will be offered at private sale. Good assortment of furniture and housekeeping goods at low prices.

1080. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: Dr. McNally was called Saturday night to attend a young man by the name of Daniel Fuller in Columbia, who, had in a fit of despondency, taken a large dose of strychnine, with the intention it is supposed of suicide. When the doctor reached him he was in a critical condition but a powerful emetic relieved him of the poison and he is recovering.

1081. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: A lively scrimmage occurred at the depot last evening between two men. A fellow by the name of Minot hailing from New Hampshire claiming to be an officer in that state came down here to arrest a fellow by the name of La Toure an organ agent who has been here some three weeks. The fellow broke away from his would-be captor and made hasty tracks down the railroad much to the latter’s chagrin; who as a matter of fact had no right to make an arrest in this state any more than a private citizen. La Toure was arrested this morning by Officer Foran and brought before a justice who adjourned the hearing till tomorrow. The offence was, we hear, his failure to satisfy a judgement for debt.

1082. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: At the regular monthly meeting of the Court of Burgesses held at their office Monday evening, August 7th 1882, the following business was transacted: Whiting Hayden, Esq. appeared before the board and made proposals for furnishing water for the drinking fountain, also was heard in relation to the grade of Pleasant street, west of Bridge. Voted to establish grade of Pleasant street, west of Bridge, in accordance with profile of Mr. Harris, presented to said board. Voted to instruct the warden to meet Messrs. Coit and Bentley of the New London Northern railroad, to see if the matter of Bridge street culvert can be arbitrated by submission. Voted to accept the grades of Church extension and Turner street sidewalks, 6 feet in width. Voted to pay the following bills: Jas. Conlin, $20.82; Mrs. A.B. Adams, $10; Wm. Vanderman, $3.50; U.S. Street Lighting Co., $112.75; Michael Sullivan, $146.78; Police, $124; Fire Department, $128.75; Engineer bill, $39; Labor bill for July, $794.95. Voted to adjourn.

1083. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: Messrs. Henry N. Wales, G.W. Burnham and E.B. Sumner constitute the committee and they in company with officers of the Linen Co. were out a few days since locating the most feasible source of supply. We understand the Natchaug river is considered the most available and economical location and this will be the basis of calculation. Mr. J.T. Jennings, a distinguished engineer from Manchester N.H. who makes this work his chief business and who has constructed a great many costly systems was in town last week to investigate the matter and compute the cost. The public may this time expect an intelligent report that can be relied upon, for Mr. Wales is a practical man in such matters and his knowledge will be of advantage to the committee’s deliberation. We confidently believe that the borough will not be to a dollar expense in providing a system of water works and that in five years a sinking fund will have been created out of the receipts.

1084. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: Saturday afternoon the Linen company employees enjoyed a concert in the grove near the Oaks given by the Willimantic band and afterwards tripped the light fantastic toe under the pavilion just constructed for this purpose by that company. In the evening Col. Barrows gave an exhibition with an oxy-hydrogen light

1085. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: Personal Intelligence.
Miss Alice B. Palmer is spending a week with the Misses Buck in Westford.
Mrs. C.N. Knox, nee Miss Addie Dennison, of South Manchester is visiting at Mr. E. W. Crane’s.
Mrs. James Parsons, daughter and son are at Block Island.
Mrs. George H. Allen and son are spending a week at Northford, Conn.
Mrs. W.G. Morrison has just returned from a week’s visit at West Thompson with his father, Rev. Mr. Blood.
Mrs. Addie Champlin has been spending a week in Providence.
Mr. D.G. Lawson went to Martha’s Vineyard Monday to be absent some time.
Mr. J.T. Faning, of Manchester, N.H., was in town last week the guest of Town Clerk Wales.
Frank and Lulu Bean returned today from Autumn, Me., where they have been visiting for a fortnight.
Mrs. Frank Marble is at the seashore for a month.
Mr. Marshall Tilden is visiting his old home in Ellington for two weeks.
Mrs. E.C. Potter and Mrs. M.H. Atwood go to Providence tomorrow for a visit of two weeks.
Miss C.A. Comins goes to the seashore until September 1st.
Mrs. M.E. Grover is visiting her home in Westford for a week.
Mrs. Mary Reynolds and daughter Emma, of Milwaukee, Wis., have been the guest of Mr. H.E. Remington of thise place, and are at present visiting at Mr. William Gardner’s on Spring Hill.
Mrs. Collins, Louie and Clara Holmes have been spending a week at Douglass, Mass.
Mrs. Hyde Kingsley goes to Vermont next Monday and will be absent some time.
Miss Nellie Everest of Philadelphia and Mr. Joseph Derby of New Haven are visiting at Mr. A.M. Hathaway’s.
Miss Sadie Caswell has removed to Providence where she will reside.
Miss Hattie Noble is visiting in Coventry.
Mr. Edward Harris has left business for a time and gone to Niantic.
Dr. F.H. Houghton has gone to Osprey Beach for a week.
Mr. Fayette Safford of the Chronicle goes tomorrow to snuff the cove sea breezes below Osprey Beach.
Mrs. Chas B. Jordan and family are residing on the camp ground. E.A. Damon and family are also on the camp ground.
Mrs. E.C. Pinney is visiting her sister, Mrs. Thompson, in Waterbury.
Miss Nellie Kendall, of Providence, is a guest at Mr. C.L. Boss’.
Mr. Lorin Lincoln and family at Bullock’s Point, R.I.
Mr. and Mrs. J.R. Arnold go to the Pequot house, New London, this week.
Mr. C.W. Flagg and family, of Woonsocket, were visiting Mr. A.S. Whittemore last week.
Miss Addie L. Alford is visiting in Hebron.
Miss Nellie Dow is visiting at Clinton, Ct.
Mrs. Belle Gormly of Providence is visiting Mrs. McNally.
Mr. Mason Lincoln has been spending a few days at the seaside and Attleboro, Mass.
Mr. J.C. Lincoln has been taking in the cooling breezes at Onset beech, Mass., and returned Saturday from Boston having on the trip for pleasure bought a large stock of new carpeting.
On Monday Ex-Superintendent J.T. McManus, of the N.Y. & N.E. railroad lost a bright child at the Edgecomb house where his family is summering.
Miss Emma Seaman of Babylon, L.L., is visiting Maj. A.T. Fowler.
Mr. H.R. Alford and family go to Clinton, Ct., tomorrow the latter to be absent two weeks.

1086. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: South Windham.
H.E. Card found recently a swarm of bees which had taken possession of one of the chimneys of his dwelling.
Miss Martha Locklin of Springfield who has been sojourning for a few weeks at James S. Eaton’s together with Mrs. O.M. Larkum and Joseph B. Smith departed Saturday for a week of rustication and recuperation in Eastford.
Charles A. Pearl is still seriously ill at his residence in Hampton. His many friends wish him a speedy recovery and hope to see him around as usual.

1087. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: Columbia.
The family of James S. Downer held their annual picnic at the reservoir on Thursday.
Mrs. Jonathan Tucker had open house for all that were disposed on Friday and Saturday evenings to witness the opening of twenty-six buds on her night blooming cereus---a rare scene.
Rev. J.R. Hazen, D.D., of Richmond, Va., occupied the sacred desk Sunday afternoon. His family are summering at S.F. Ticknor’s, Mrs. Hazen being Mr. Ticknor’s only child.
The cornet band held a meeting on Friday evening, choosing officers as follows, viz: President, L.C. Clark; Captain, A. A. Hunt; Lieut. A.H. Fox; Sec. And Treas. Casper Isham.
Mrs. Simeon F. Tucker is spending a week on Chestnut Hill.

1088. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: South Coventry.
Several of our citizens complain of numerous petty tricks being committed around their dwellings, such as taking parts of harnesses and carrying them off leaving them in fields remote from dwellings, and seemingly for pure mischief. These perpetrators may take warning for if discovered it would not seem very pleasant for them.
A short time since while H.F. Dimock’s coachman was driving out the young people, one of the Rockwell lads jumped from the carriage to secure a bird’s nest that was lying on the ground and in so doing caught his foot in the holders wrenching them from the hands of the driver and the horses started into a run. Mr. Nason was coming down South street and by his exertions the horses were turned so they ran in the yard of his residence and brought up by the fence doing no injury to themselves or the occupants of the carriage. A fortunate escape as gates into different lots being open, they might have gone till some serious accident had occurred.
A kind man is merciful unto his beast. John D. Wilson has erected in his lot where his oxen are pastured and which is minus shade trees a temporary awning under which animals may gain shelter from the sun. It is constructed by driving long poles in the ground and covered with white birch boughs and reminds one in passing of a bower built for holding picnics under.
The ladies of the Congregational church held their society with Mrs. Fannie Preston on Friday afternoon. A free attendance, and a fine time at this large mansion house formerly occupied by the late Calvin Manning. The ladies deferred their society till Friday as the band gave an entertainment on the old church green on the hill on their regular society day thus giving an opportunity for all to lead the boys a helping hand as they are desirous of obtaining funds for new uniforms.
Walton Thompson’s little daughter has gone to its grandmother’s in Columbia.
William Wallen’s family have moved to Willimantic.
Mrs. Albert Yeomans is with her sister Mrs. E. Phillips.
Walter Briggs with James McCreery & Co., of Brodway, N.Y., is spending his annual vacation in town.

1089. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: Andover.
Mrs. Ware, wife of Roadmaster Ware of the N.Y. and N.E.R.R., is in town and is the guest of Mrs. W.N. Cleveland.
Miss Emily J. Kellogg, of Glastonbury, was in town last week as the guest of Mrs. J.N. Marsh. Miss Kellogg is now principal of the graded school in Farmington.
Mr. J.N. Post and his wife, of Evansville, Ind., are now visiting his parents. Mr. and Mrs. B.E. Post. Mr. Post is much pleased with the West, where he has resided for a number of years, but still is very glad to be again amid the splendid scenery of his native New England.
Mr. Appleton Dorrance, who has been very feeble for some months, is now much better, and is able to ride out.
Mr. C.F. Johnson has had a negro in his employ for some time past who gloried in the ancient and honorable name of Peters. A few days ago Mr. Johnson had occasion to remonstrate with him for whipping his oxen too severely. This enraged Peters so that he struck at Mr. J. with a rake; whereupon he proceeded to lay down the law to that darkey with a pitch-fork so vigorously that he was soon convinced that there was a law in the land for the prevention of cruelty to animals. No arrests have been made.

1090. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: Canterbury.
Mrs. Frank Dewing, who with her children is summering in Westminster, received a cablegram last Friday from the American consul at Venice, announcing the sudden death of her husband. Mr. Dewing has been travelling in Europe for many weeks and expected to return to the states in the autumn. He was a son of a worthy father, Mr. Andrew Dewing of this town, and one of a large family of brothers. For several years Mr. Dewing had been a resident of California where he led a successful business career. He leaves a wife and three children who have the sympathy of a large circle of friends.
Mr. W.R. Smith of Providence has been spending a few days with Mr. George L. Carey.
Mr. Darius Wood and wife of Webster Mass., were the guests of Mr. H.R. Dyer over Saturday.
Mrs. Albert Allen and son of Hartford are visiting at Mr. Jacob M. Allen’s.
Messrs. Edwin and George Waldo, sons of Mr. Simon Waldo of Danielsonville, are in town on piscatorial diversion intent. Their headquarters is at Mr. E. Waldo’s.

1091. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: Died.
King—In Eagleville Aug. 5th, Melissa King aged 67 years.
Cameron—In Willimantic August 4th, Margaret Cameron 23 years
Billings—In Willimantic, August 2d, Mrs. Aurelia Billings, aged 55 yrs.

1092. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: Auction.—Will be sold at public auction on the premises, on Tuesday, August 29th, 1882, at 10 o’clock, A.M., a farm of about 100 acres, owned by Reynolds Bros., situated in the town of Canterbury, Conn., with a two-set woolen mill, saw and shingle mill on the premises. The mills are doing a paying business, two dwelling houses, barn, shed, wood-house, store-house, all in good order. Plenty of wood and timber for the use of the mills. Said farm is situated two miles east of Scotland village. Also at the same time and place will be sold 3 good horses, 1 two-horse wagon, top buggy, market wagon, farming tools, about 15 tons of hay, etc. etc. Terms made known at time of sale. If said day prove stormy, sale the first fair day following. For further information, sale the first fair day following. For further information, apply on the premises, or address Reynolds Bros. Scotland, Conn. Benjamin H. Reynolds, Administrator, Canterbury, Conn., August 1st, 1882.

1093. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: Barnum’s elephant Emperor, got into a furious mood in Troy, refused to follow his companion beasts, ran through the streets in a rage and injured a number of persons.

1094. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: Montville.
An Irishman about forty years of age, named Crow, owning a small property in the town of Montville, buried his wife Saturday July 29th. He has been employed for some time past by two elderly maidens named Fellows. Less than two days after the burial of his wife he visited the Fellows house and Miss Jane, who is said to be rather weak-minded, returned the visit. As a result, the drove to Norwich last Friday and were married by Judge Young, returning the same evening to the house of Crow. The officious neighbors viewed their conduct as suspicious and scandalous, paid them a twilight visit and dragged him from the matrimonial couch, and adorned him it is said with a dress of tar and feathers. Miss Fellows is said to be highly connected both in Montville and Hartford. It is also rumored in connection with this affair, that the body of the late Mrs. Crow is to be exhumed, which, if true, indicates suspicion of foul play. Montville is intensely excited over the matter.

1095. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: Guryleyville.
Of the two cases of silo fever, only one proved genuine, and has convalesced. The other, is not generally known, what it was; it might have been only poison, at least, no one thinks it was a cross with anything in particular.
Fremont has returned to Forestville.

1096. TWC Wed Aug 9 1882: Colchester.
Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Clark of Brooklyn, N.Y., were in town last week. They are enjoying a quiet rest in Gilead.
Mr. Dawley has procured a new hearse, built in a superior manner by a Massachusetts firm whose reputation for such work is very high. There is reason why the hearse of this period should be designed after an artistic pattern. People ride in much handsomer carriages than formerly, and they buy coffins the like of which were not in market fifty years ago. A plain vehicle was suitable to convey a pine or butternut coffin to a cemetery, whose gate was not wide enough for a carriage to pass, in which briars and weeds struggled to choke the grass and hide the stones, over which cattle roved, desecrating the graves and breaking the monuments. The neat tastefully arranged and well kept cemetery of today is as unlike many a country burying yard of the past as the handsome hearse is superior to its predecessor, which was little better than a large box on wheels and painted black. Whatever may be said about unnecessary funeral expenses by those who are able to pay large bills for burying their dead, it is creditable to a village and a gratifications to many in their affliction if the carriages and horses that carry the bodies of departed friends to the grave are in keeping with the elegant casket and monuments that mark their resting place.

1097. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: About Town.
Fred J. Sanderson has resigned his position as bookkeeper in the office of the Linen Company.
On account of a large increase in business the T.G. & A.G. Morrison want a number of good machinists.
John Ryan lost a good horse Monday from an over abundance of grain which he had surreptitiously obtained.
Rev. Fl. DeBruycker is having constructed an addition to the church parsonage. Jerry O’Sullivan is the builder.
John Bowman has just attached a red and white awning to the front of his tailoring and furnishing goods establishment.
James Cook had a toe caught in the mule room of one of the Linen Co’s mills and badly lacerated. Dr. McNally attended him.
Mr. Jerry O’Sullivan has engaged to erect two tenement houses and a store at Occum and has a force of men at work there at present.
The Hartford Courant says: “Mr. Dennis MaCarthy of Willimantic delivered a fine address at Liberal hall, Paquonock, on temperance Sunday evening.”
F.G. Post fell on Monday from the frame-work of a house on Babcock hill, which he is engaged in building for N.L. Babcock and was considerably injured.
Mr. Arnold Warren the veteran dealer in mowing machines and other farm machinery has made a pretty good record in the mowing machine line this year, having disposed of twenty-five.

1098. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: The old Natchaug house whose history appeared in the Chronicle some time ago as written, has been marked for destruction. D.E. Potter and E.S. Boss have purchased it and will erect on the site a tenement block.

1099. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: The August term of superior court comes in next Tuesday at our court room with Judge Andrews on the bench. A large amount of business has been arranged we understand, and the court will be occupied at least five weeks.

1100. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: A two-year-old son of Morris Fitzgerald was very badly scalded this morning by pulling a tea kettle from the stove and receiving the contents on his body producing dangerous injuries. Dr. McNally was called to relieve the child’s sufferings.

1101. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: A Lebanon horse belonging to Peter Jordan was possessed of an uncontrollable spirit on Main street Monday, and in his endeavor to escape dragged his driver on the ground some distance. A slight collision with another team occurred but little damage was done before the runaway was secured.

1102. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: “Dutchy” Fitzpatrick of this place was umpire in a game of base ball between the Taftvilles of Taftville and Chelseas of Norwich, played at the latter place last Saturday and which was witnessed by nearly a thousand people.

1103. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: The American Rapid telegraph company will at an early day change its office in this place which is in charge of Mr. James Dolan from its present place to the vacant store in Buck, Durkee & Stiles warehouse. The location will be more accessible and we opine that the increase in business will be appreciable. The electric battery will be increased from an instrument of twelve cells to one of fifty.

1104. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: We are directed to say that our neighbor is mistaken in saying that the message from “E.G.S.” was “the first sent over the telephone wire from Mansfield to Willimantic.” The first, however, that was sent from Mansfield to Willimantic was from the office of O.S. Chaffee & Son at Chaffeeville to the Central office, it was: “How do you get me? G.W. Phillips.”

1105. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: An extensive smashup occurred on the New York and New England railroad near Hampton this morning. Two freight trains came into collision and both engines and many cars were wrecked and the debris is piled upon the track to such an extent that trains are unable to pass. We are unable to give the particulars but understand that a fireman and engineer were badly hurt.

1106. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: Mr. Charles E. Congdon is excavating for the foundation of a large brick block on Church street. The plans drafted by S.E. Allen, call for a building forty by sixty feet with three stories. It will be an ornament to the street being granite trimmed with a plated glass front supported by iron pillars. The first story will be consumed with two stores and the upper part will contain offices, and tenements. Who knows but that Church street some day when it is extended up over Prospect Hill, may rival Main street as a business thoroughfare?

1107. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: Mr. E.W. Thomas removed his family to Lowell yesterday and will assume his new position as superintendent of the Tremont and Suffolk mills at that place next Monday. This is one of the largest manufacturing corporations in Massachusetts and its superintendency is a very desirable position. It has a capacity of 110,000 spindles and 3,000 looms. A Lowell paper says that “Mr. Walter Brigham, for the last eight years employed as clerk at the Lowell Machine Shop, has accepted a position as assistant to Superintendent Scott of the Willimantic Linen Company. Mr. Scott was formerly foreman at the Machine shop.

1108. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: Several months ago the Holland Silk company sunk an artesian well in the yard of its mill on the east side of Church street to the depth of 106 feet with the hope of procuring a sufficient supply of water for use at the dye shops. Though a solid rock was pierced one hundred feet the hope of obtaining a flowing well was not realized and the project was abandoned. Last week Mr. Ira Dimock, president of the company, attempted two experiments by sinking gun powder into the shaft and producing an explosion with a view to opening scams that would issue an abundant supply. The first charge was abortive descending only a few feet before exploding; the second was more successful and it is supposed that the charge descended near the bottom of the well before exploding. Water spouted it is said over one hundred feet into the air and drenched the party who were watching the effect. The well is not much more prolific, although it affords a good supply.

1109. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: Early in the spring, our readers will remember, the northern part of this town was visited by an extensive forest fire in which was consumed a house and barn belonging to William Buckingham. The flames spread over more than a thousand acres of woodland and injured a large amount of property. It was subsequently proved that the fire originated from sparks thrown from a locomotive on the New York and New England railroad and were entered, a number of complaints, against that company to procure damages. Sufficient time having elapsed to determine the exact amount of damage to the property of each individual a board of arbitration composed of Edwin A. Buck, Dwight E. Potter and Andrew W. Carey was a few days since appointed to adjust the various losses. A number of days was consumed in viewing the premises and the decision of the arbitration was delivered last week. It awards the following amounts: E.E. Burnham $421, Jason Rathbun $155, estate of Baker $327, estate of Bates $222.50, C.B. Pomeroy $103, William Buckingham $847.50, William Buckingham and wife $156.20, Eber Harris $257.15, Martin Flint $226.50, estate of Giles Taintor $910, Henry Page $57, estate of George Bernhart $12, making a total of $3696.85, which is a pretty dear price for one little spark.

1110. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: The number of people who have usually made it a practice to spend a season on the camp ground some time previous to the meeting does not seem to be so large this year as usual. The daily arrivals are, however, rapidly increasing and there are at present about sixty families on the encampment besides quite a number who reside in the society tents. It is predicted that the meeting will be about on an average with those of five years back. Under the management of Charles A. Gould, who a short time since succeeded D.A. Cortis in the superintendency of the grounds, they nave been quite extensively improved. More than the usual amount of building is in progress this year. The new cottage just completed by James H. Picknell of this village, for the East Providence society, and 20x40 feet in dimensions, is a pleasantly located building with open portico and a four gabled cupola and will surpass anything yet built on the grounds. Mr. J.J. Brierly of this village has the contract for painting, and is doing it this week. Newly painted cottages are the Rev. George W. Brewster’s Danielsonville, John Brown’s of Stafford Springs, Mr. Hulbert’s on Mystic avenue, and one or two others. The East Main street church, Norwich, has built on an addition to its society building. The Rev. William W. Ellis, South Coventry, is adding to his tasty cottage a side veranda. Charles Allen, Norwich, has selected a lot on Foster and Cartwright avenue, with a view to building a cottage. Miss Jennie Cranston of this village has just had completed one of the handsomest and costliest cottages on the grounds. Prof. Turner, who has presided at the organ during the public service held at the stand, rents his cottage preferring to play at Martha’s Vineyard, Cottage City, camp meeting, that being in session the same week the Willimantic camp meeting will be held. Rev. Henry D. Robinson of New London presides this year. Among those who have upwards of a week, enjoyed the quiet of that cottage city are: Mrs. Barker, J. Root and wife, Andrew Hobron, Mrs. Lyman Caulkins, Andrew Hobron and family, all of New London; Mrs. Gates and family, Mrs. Howlett and her mother all of Norwich; Mrs. J.E. Read, Worcester; John Brown and wife, N.S. Smith and wife, E. Taft and son, all of Stafford Springs; Mrs. Colver, North Manchester; J.B. Ackley, Miss E.S. Franklin, who will soon leave, she having rented her cottage, Miss Carrie Barker, Miss Minnie Barker, Miss Lillie Caulkins, the last three of New London; Miss Emma Read, Wocester; Lizzie Gates, Norwich; Miss ____ Hebron, Miss Lizzie Robinson, both of New London; Miss Hurlburt Sommers, Miss Annie Pomroy, Misses Sarah and Cora Ryan, New York; Miss Emma Chapel, Miss Gussie Tooker, Uncasville; Miss Fannie Gordon, Hazardville; Miss Nellie Murray of Alleghany City; and Miss Hanna Dodge. Miss Franklin was on the ground all alone for about two weeks. Rev. Mr. Morse and family, Miss Emma Tooker and Miss Kinne, Mrs. Julien Jordan and family of Prov., Misses Stella Alpaugh, Helen Battey and Addie Yorke, and Mrs. Charles Jordan and E.A. Damon and family of Willimantic.

1111. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: A Bad Character.—Most of our readers will remember the notorious Huntington boys, sons of Henry B. Huntington who formerly resided on the place now owned and occupied by C.N. Andrews, whose criminal escapades kept them in hot water most of the time. One of them, William, was released week before last from states prison where he had been committed two years ago for the theft of a horse and carriage from a livery stable in Hartford. He seems to have had a mania for that kind of thievery, having before that time stolen a team from Geo. H. Parks in this village and also one from Stafford parties. For one of these offences he was defended by E.B. Sumner, Esq., of this place, who, succeeded in getting him sent to the Middletown Insane Asylum on the grounds of insanity. For the last crime the young man however, was not successful in that direction and has served a term in states prison therefor. He came to this village week ago last Saturday and endeavored to obtain employment at a dry good store and also at a barber shop, representing to the first that he had been in that line of business for two years with Malley in New Haven, and to the last he was an expert workman, both of which statements were false. On Sunday he visited Mr. Ziba Warren near Spring Hill in Mansfield and assuring that gentleman that he was a keeper at the state prison, unfolded a plan to him whereby his son was to be released from prison, where he has been incarcerated for about twenty-four years, thinking by this means to obtain money from Mr. Warren. Mr. W. made an appointment to meet young Huntington in this village Monday, but upon reaching here and ascertaining the character of his customer concluded not to embark with him in any enterprise. His natural proclivity to crime has however, led him into the clutches of the law at Norwich. The particulars of the misdemeanor are as follows:
Last week a man whose real name is Wm. H.B. Huntington, visited a number of boarding houses in town (Norwich) and attempted to engage lodgings for himself, and in some cases, for a friend. But he used names and told stories which excited suspicion, and were in some cases found to be false. In several cases he falsely pretended to be closely related to well known citizens of Norwich, and authorized reference to others who are not acquainted with him, or already knew him to be a scamp. Until Saturday however, no evidence of any crime having been committed by him was afforded.
That afternoon Mrs. Timothy Fillmore, who keeps a boarding house at 81 Franklin street, complained at police headquarters that Huntington had absconded from her place leaving an unpaid board bill of four or five dollars. Subsequently, a complaint was received by the police that Huntington had applied at Samuel Comstock’s, 21 Thames street, accommodations and while looking at a room had relieved a dressing bureau of a gold watch and $5 in money. Huntington left the latter place promising to return later. But he went to the West Side depot, checked his baggage, and then took a huck for Yantic where he took the cars north.
Dispatches containing a description of Huntington were immediately sent out in various directions, and the same evening Capt. Wm. Whaley started off on a chase. He followed various clues, and finally brought up in Worcester where he would undoubtedly have captured his game had it not been already bagged by the Worcester police. The latter had received the description by telegraph and arrested Huntington on suspicion on the street Sunday morning.
Monday morning Lieut. D.W. Grant went up to Worcester and brought the culprit to this city, and in the afternoon he was brought before the city court to answer two charges—one of defrauding a boarding-house keeper, and the other of theft of watch. The latter was found on his person when arrested in Worcester. It is a handsome gold, hunting-case, gentleman’s watch, which cost $175. Huntington said that the watch and $5 cash were lying on the bureau, and that he appropriated them while Mrs. Comstock was in the room and when her attention was diverted. On the charge of theft he was bound over in $300 and on the charge of defrauding his boarding mistress $2_0 bonds, and the case was adjourned until Thursday.

1112. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: Personal Intelligence.
Mrs. Frank Shaffer, who has been visiting her parents in this place, has returned to her home in West Winsted.
Mrs. O.E. Murphy and son of East Hartford, are still at home.
Mr. Giles Olin, who has for a number of weeks being prostrated by sickness, we are glad to say, is convalescing. Mr. Olin wishes to express, through the columns of the Chronicle, his sincere thanks to the neighbors who so kindly rendered him assistance through haying.
Mr. Joseph Potter is at present on a visit to his brother in Rhode Island.
The Springfield Republican says: “Miss Carrie Crittenden has accepted a position as teacher in the Sunnyside girls’ seminary, 159 Schermerhorn street, Brooklyn, and will have charge of the kindergarten and French instruction. She is also a member of the choir of St. Ann’s church. Her sister, Miss Ella Crittenden, a teacher at Willimantic, Ct., has just been promoted from an intermediate to a grammar school.”
Rev. G.W. Holman is taking his annual vacation.
Principal Welch and family are out of town on a visit.
Mrs. W.L. Kenyon and son Arthur, are camping out at Osprey Beach.
Mrs. Emma Taft has just returned from a trip to Newport.
Mr. Geo. E. Styles has been sojourning for a few days at Coney Island.
Messrs. A.B. Palmer and Lt. J. Hammond are on a pleasure trip to the St. Lawrence river, and will make a week’s visit to Malone, N.Y., before they return.
Dr. A.J. Church, formerly of the Methodist church here, is in town.
Mrs. D.F.S. Blood returned Monday from Niantic to meet her husband who has been absent for some weeks. And after a week’s stay will go back to the seashore.
Dr. F.O. Bennett returned Monday from Crescent Beach where he has been a week.
Mr. Whitney Hall of Washington, D.C., is on a month’s visit to his parents.
Mr. W.L. Harrington and Charlie Baskus are enjoying Providence river atmosphere at Bullock’s Point.
Mr. Henry Walden of New York, is on a visit to his parents here.
Miss Florence North has returned from a summer trip tot he mountains of Maine. She was at Mt. Dessert at the time of the recent daring highway robbery there when a wagon-load of ladies and gentlemen were ordered to “stand and deliver” on a much frequently road by a single masked robber.
Mrs. John Daggett of New York, is visiting Mrs. A.T. Baker.

1113. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: South Windham.
Johnson & Williams have just received a large invoice of coal, and have had all available teams in use in its delivery, for several days.
Chas. P. Hatch is spending the summer at Watch Hill as cornetist with John P. Miller.

1114. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: Mansfield.
Charles Jacobson while mowing in Perry Holley’s meadow killed two snakes which answers the description of rattlers. They showed some fight by jumping at the men. They were small.
Perry Holly, the insane man is slowly failing but keeps his guard busy all the time. His insanity assumes different phases every week. He occupies his time now by stamping his feet constantly. He must wear out soon at the rate he works now.
Mr. Fenner is gradually failing. He has become entirely helpless.
Mrs. Ezra Knowlton has returned from the west and is now taking the sea breeze at Newport.

1115. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: Mansfield – from another correspondent [although this was put under Mansfield, I believe they are talking about Bear Hill in Chaplin, Ct.]
Thursday July 27th. My giant friend and myself sought a place called Bear Hill, thinking to make a small profit to satisfy the mind and keep the purse healthy; and certainly, no more favorable location could have been selected. On the east of the street which we will name C. there is a deep gorge. Its pass we found a bridge suspended between the clouds and earth. Upon ascending the above named hill on either side of the road were thick forests and hug rocks, which present attractions and furnish satisfaction unbounded. At the summit of the hill, were some nice little dwellings and here one could gaze up the country as far as the eye could reach. Proceeding on as we turned the regular curves, (for the roads seemed to have been marked out with a compass,) we saw caves and grottoes, beautiful and romantic enough to be the home of fairies. The walls and fences, and also many little nooks, were decorated with gems of beauty. Then as we passed further on, were seen large maples, showing conclusively that they had not simply been tapped, but one well tapped. We should judge the people on this hill were good livers, and here let me tell the story of an old revolutionary pensioner as when he returned from New London, he visited some friends in the western part of the state of New York, (which was then the far west). He said in describing his visit that he had a splendid time; fared sumptuously. “Sweet cake and cider and rum every minute.” As we turned our eyes toward home, we saw that the sun was nearly down, and we heard the birds; looking around we beheld in the shade of an apple tree, by the tall braken, a large one, singing her “whip-poor-will” song. On reaching home, and narrating our adventures to our friends, we were informed by one of the old settlers of this favored land, that we did not see one-hundredth part of the hills that we did not strike on Main street, so we propose to go again to Bear Hill, after we come from the seashore.

1116. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: The Mazatian Mountain Apaches have within twelve days murdered forty-five Mexicans in the Utes Valley.

1117. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: Columbia.
Mrs. Mary Wells of Lebanon a former resident of this place was in town last week and was gladly received by her numerous friends.
Mrs. Helen Smith is at her fathers Elmore G. Deneys.
Mr. and Mrs. John Poter and two daughters are visiting at A.O. Wrights.
Mr. Wm. B. Little a highly esteemed citizen is quite ill from a bilious attack, in the absence of our local physician Dr. Hill of Willimantic was summoned to his aid.
Fred Hunt has disposed of his cream colored horse to Fred Burnham. Earl Holbrook has recently purchased a gray horse of Leonard. Justin Holbrook has exchanged his chestnut mare for a larger animal. Considerable horse trading for one week in such a quiet locality.
Rev. Elliott Palmer of Portland is the guest of his sister Mrs. Wm. B. Little. At the recent Palmer reunion in Stonington he received the first prize of a gold headed ebony cane for being the oldest clergyman present at the reunion bearing the name of Palmer.
The two daughters of Mrs. Kate Bassett of Providence are recruiting at S.B. West’s.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Harding of Glastonbury spent several days at James L. Downers and the gentlemen enjoyed fine sport on the reservoir.
Fred. A. Lyman last Thursday caught a black bass from the reservoir that tipped the scales at 3 ½ lbs.
Miss Sweet of Woonsocket s with her friend Mrs. Lane at Mr. H.E. Lymans.
Mrs. Hollis Avery and her two daughters from Ohio are visiting for a few weeks at her fathers N.K. Holbrook.
Williams H. Yeomans and son have returned from their Cape Cod trip with their faces thoroughly bronzed from constant exposure on the water.
Richard O. Lyman wife and daughter are in town for a couple of weeks.
Mrs. Goodrich of Portland is with her friend Miss Dora Tucker on Chestnut Hill.

1118. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: South Coventry.
The Rev. Mr. Jenkins has been engaged to preach in the Congregational church for one year.
The dry weather has nearly ruined the potato crop. The Rev. J.O. Dodge who has a farm on South street, has the best piece in town. His potatoes are planted just four feet apart, on wet land, and have grown so luxuriantly that the vines cover the ground and are still green. He has common field corn nine feet high. It takes a parson to farm successfully in a dry season.
Mr. Samuel A. Bunnell of North Madison, has a violin which he thinks cannot be surpassed in power, solidity, purity and equality of tone, or workmanship.

1119. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: Born.
Chaffee—In Chaffeeville, Aug. 13th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. J.D. Chaffee.
McGuinness—In Willimantic, Monday 14, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Mcguinness.

1120. TWC Wed Aug 16 1882: Died.
Whittemore—In Willimantic, Aug. 12, Henry Whittemore, aged 2 months.
Gelston—In Willimantic, Aug. 14th, Gertie A. Gelston, aged 31 years.
Shaw—In Willimantic, Aug. 14th, Abel Shaw, aged 10 years.

1121. TWC Tue Aug 22 1882: About Town.
Frank Reed fell on Church street near the Brainard house Monday evening in an unconscious sttae induced by exhaustion from cholera morbus. He was taken to Dr. Fox’s office and was soon in a condition to be carried home.
A carload of watermelons belonging to J.C. Bugbee & Co., standing on one of the side tracks at the depot was broken into by boys Sunday who appropriated some twenty-five or thirty to their own use. Three of the offenders were arrested Monday who revealed the names of the rest but the matter was settled without going the process of law.
The gravel being removed from C.E. Congdon’s cellar in Church street is used to grade the extension of Bank street.
Mr. Nelson Gilman is so to be about again, after a severe sickness.
O.S. Chaffee & Son are running part of their mills over-time in order to keep up with the orders.
Mr. Lou Chesbro succeeds Jimmie Gorman as porter at Hotel Commercial.

1122. TWC Tue Aug 22 1882: Wing Sing has sold out his laundry on Church street to a brother Chinaman and taken up a residence at Burlington, Vt.

1123. TWC Tue Aug 22 1882: Sheriff Pomeroy has removed his office from Atwood block to room No. 1 Opera home block and severed his connection with the real estate firm of Tryon & Pomeroy.

1124. TWC Tue Aug 22 1882: A dry and fancy goods formerly owned by E. Perry Butts & Co., will be sold at auction next week. The time and place of the sale will be given in due season. This will be an exceptional opportunity to purchase desirable articles at bargains. It will be made especially a ladies sale and smoking and other things offensive will not be allowed.

1125. TWC Tue Aug 22 1882: The water main on Union street burst Wednesday and deluged that and Centre street to quite a depth. The cause was the parting of a joint. It is said that the whole system is in an imperfect condition and needs repairing.

1126. TWC Tue Aug 22 1882: The new Providence House, built by Mr. Picknell, of Willimantic, is one of the most pleasant upon the grounds, and is occupied by a warm-hearted, genial company.

1127. TWC Tue Aug 22 1882: Mansfield Center.
Dr. Sumner has lately added a veranda to the front of his mansion, which adds greatly to the beauty and style at his residence, as far as it goes, and as it is only half the length of the upright, it appears short at both ends and when the Doc. Was asked why he did not put it along the entire front, he replied that he could no more tell a lie, than G. Washington’s little hatchet, at the same time casting a glance across the valley to the new mill at the Hollow, said “it was for the want of—funds.”—Now as the government skimmers is full of holes and the Doc. is reckoned a shrews manager, he can perhaps get an appropriation from the River and Harbor fund sufficient for the completion of his veranda. Try Doc, by all means.

1128. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: About Town.
Holmes & Walden received a sword fish this morning weighing 350 pounds. Quite a fish.

1129. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: At a meeting of the Court of Burgesses held at their office Monday evening, Aug. 21st 1882 it was voted to pay the following bills: Don F. Johnson, services on committee, $6; G.H. Alford, for supplies, $31.03; Paschal A. Weeks, for moving 376 yards gravel to Bank street, $112.80.

1130. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: A decision in the case of Jerry S. Wilson vs. Willimantic Linen Co. has been rendered by Judge Hovey, whereby the plaintiff is awarded damages to the amount of $3,000 and costs. It will be remembered that Wilson brought suit against that company to recover $25,000 for injuries sustained while at work for it, and which have rendered him a cripple for life. If there has ever been doubt in anybody’s mind about the injustice which the company has been doing a poor employee, who has been physically ruined for life by its carelessness, that doubt must now be removed. It is pleasing to note that in an incorruptible court the humble individual is on equal footing with a great and wealthy corporation.

1131. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: Landlord Sanderson, whose admiration for good horseflesh is proverbial, has just purchased the fast horse “Sir Francis” from Dr. David. It is said that this horse can whittle time down lower than 2:30.

1132. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: An old stager named William Cummings, claimed to have hailed from Massachusetts, while drunk Tuesday night was given to unseemly boisterousness and was arrested by Officer Shurtliff. Justice Bowen imposed a fine of $7 and costs, in want of which he went overland to Brooklyn.

1133. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: The August term of the Superior Court opened at the court room Tuesday with Chief Justice Park on the bench, who takes the place of Judge Andrews while the latter holds a week’s term of criminal court in Fairfield county. The first case presented was that of State vs. Wm. Rice, for assault, and bail was called on account of the non appearance of defendant. On account of a misunderstanding State Attorney Penrose consented to recall the case, and it will be tried today. The first civil suit will be that of B.F. Bennett vs. Agricultural Insurance Company, to recover loss by burning of a house in Massachusetts. Hunter for defendant, Briscoe and Maltbie for plaintiff. Five other cases are set down for trial by jury next week. There are 114 cases in the list to be tried to the court. George Clark, alias John Haines, a tramp from Killingly, was this morning adjudged insane and ordered confined in the Middletown Asylum. A divorce on the ground of desertion was granted Wm. R. Pomeroy from Annie M. Pomeroy. The jurors are: William Clapp, Martin W. Crosby, Brooklyn; Anthony Ames, Samson Bennett, Isaac Tillinghast, Killingly; Orrin Morse, Thos. J. Thurber, David E. Clark, putnam; David Aldrich, Nelson Morse, Woodstock; Joshua Hill, Dwight Avery, Joshua S. Kennedy, Plainfield.

1134. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: Personal Intelligence.
Mr. Don F. Johnson spent a few days at Niantic last week.
Miss Lou M. Buck is suffering from inflammatory rheumatism aggravated by a sprain received last week while visiting in Westford.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Barrows and Miss Mary P. Barrows are visiting at Mr. Jared Stearns.
Miss Lula Brayton, of Providence, is visiting Miss Susie Nichols on Chestnut Hill.
Mrs. Mary Kenyon, of Providence, is visiting Mrs. Geo. Hebbard.
Miss Jennie Alexadner of Hartford and Miss Annie Hurlburt of Auburn N.Y., are visiting at Mr. Thomas Alexander’s on Chestnut Hill.
Mrs. Hendrick’s, mother of Mrs. H.F. North and Mrs. J.A. Stilman returned to her home in New Britain after a month’s visit here.
Mr. Nelson Gilman is so [sic] to be about again, after a severe sickness.
Miss Anna and Master Worthing Holman have returned from Fishers Island where Rev. Mr. Holman is spending his vacation.
Misses Tiny and Susie Merrick of Holyoke are visiting Mr. Origen Hall.
Miss Kate Hartman is visiting in New York.
Mrs. Sarah Solomon of Dayton, O., is visiting her sister, Mrs. Dr. E.G. Sumner.
Mrs. W.J. Hickmott of Hartford is visiting Mrs. C.H. Dimmock.
Dr. C.E. Strong has returned from a yachting cruise of two weeks on Long Island Sound.
Mrs. Thomas Jones, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Mrs. Moses Kenrick, of Lynn, Mass., are visiting their father, N.H. Twist.
Miss Grace L. Palmer has been quite ill for some weeks at her home on Maple avenue.
General Ticket Agent Kendall, of the New York and New England Railroad, paid us a pleasant call this morning.

1135. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: South Coventry.
On Wednesday the 16th inst. the families of John D. Wilson, Thomas Dunham and Rev. Wm. Ellis left for the camp ground: this week several others will spend their time there until the services are ended.
Mrs. Dwight Clark is entertaining friends in her usual pleasing and hospitable manner.
Mrs. F. Lathrop entertained her Sabbath school class at her residence on Tuesday the 15th, inst. composed of nineteen young girls and the occurrence was one of pleasure to the maidens.
Mrs. Mary Mason and son Louis from Hartford are spending a few weeks in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Benoni Irwin and daughter of new York are the guests of Dr. Dean.
A child of Rev. J.O. Dodge was quite ill last week preventing his going to camp as anticipated.
Rev. Mr. Jinkins and family arrived last week and will occupy the parsonage. Mrs. Jinkins was indisposed and accepted the hospitalities extended by Mr. Addison Kingsbury.
Messrs. Babcock and Prince are on south street for a couple of weeks at the family homestead and spend considerable time at their favorite pastime—fishing.
Miss Emily Manning contemplates a visit to Saratoga early next month.
On Monday Mr. Henry Mason invited a few friends to join him in a clam bake on the shore of Lake Wangambaug. These reunions are annual and a source of much enjoyment to the parties; baked clams and other luxuries were partaken of and with some amusing games the party dispersed.
Curtis Dean is spending his vacation at home.
Frank E. Hull is hired again as principal of the graded school. Mr. Hull’s services are appreciated, especially his thoroughness in mathematics.
On Thursday the 17th inst. a party of about sixty from Mansfield and this village gave Mr. and Mrs. Dwight Nason a complete surprise at their residence on South street it being the 10th anniversary of their wedding day. They took possession of the house and loaded the tables with a bountiful repast as is usual at such gatherings and after the collation Mrs. Chapman of Spring Hill made the presentation speech presenting the gifts consisting of a dozen silver knives and forks, a waterpot, bath tub and slop jar—tin ware, glass war etc.
The daughters of N.K. White are visiting their aunt in Ellington.
Walter Briggs left last week for New York.
Henry Mason was in N.Y. a few days last week on business.
The ladies society met with Mrs. Babcock on South street last Thursday afternoon. The society assumed the form of a lawn party. Groups of ladies on the grounds, chatting here and there the tables set out of doors under the trees where the hostess provided an excellent tea for her guests—the sum of money obtained was $12.25 which they presented to an invalid sister member of their church.
Norman Babcock’s new house was raised last Monday and Frank Post of your village while superintending some work fell and sustained injuries.
A. Bishop of Cleveland, O., and John Post of Indiana were in town Thursday.

1136. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: Scotland.
Mr. and Mrs. F.W. Cunningham and son, Mrs. J.B. Bacon and daughter, and Mr. Norman Green formed an excursion party from Scotland to Niantic on Saturday, intending to be absent some days.
Arthur, seven-year-old son of James Hanna fell from the hay-mow in the barn last week and broke both bones in the forearm just above the wrist. He was taken to Dr. Sweet for attention.
The horse of Mr. Egbert Bingham had an exciting race on Saturday. As he was being led through the dooryard the wagon struck a saw-horse, throwing it against his legs, whereupon he sprang away from his owner and dashed down the street. He ran against Mr. Hoxie’s hitching post, knocking it down, left the wagon against the wall of Mr. Seth Safford, and went on till stopped by Mr. Hopkins. A broken wagon and racked harness resulted from the escapade.

1137. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: Columbia.
Mrs. Silas H. Dewey of Norwich, with her two children, are among their different friends in town.
The families of W.B. Clark and Giles Little spent a couple of days out of town taking in Block Island on their trip.
Mr. and Mrs. Norman H. Clark visited last week, the family of Dr. La Pierre in Greenville.
Misses Lillian and Jennie Fuller were at osprey last Thursday.
Mrs. Chas H. Wright is visiting her last husband’s friends on Chestnut Hill.
A new monument has recently been erected in our cemetery to the memory of the late Dea. Amasa B. Fuller.
N.P. Little has resumed work on his new house.
Fred A. Lyman is in Woonsocket.
Miss Jillson, of Woonsocket, is with her friend, Mrs. Lane.

1138. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: At a Court of Probate Holden at Windham within and for the district of Windham on the 14th day of August A.D., 1882. Present Huber Clark Esq., Judge. On motion of Augusta Billings Administrator on the estate of Aurelia Billings 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 said 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 sign-post in said Town of Windham nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record. Huber Clark, judge.

1139. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: At a Court of Probate Holden at Canterbury within and for the District of Canterbury on the 12th day of August A.D., 1882. Present, M.H. Sanger, Esq., Judge. On motion of Lester Smith Executor, on the estate of Eleazer Smith late of Canterbury, within said district. 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 this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic and by posting a copy thereof on the public signpost in said town of Canterbury nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, M.H. Sanger, Judge.

1140. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: The Apache Indians in Sonora, Mexico, are massacring and torturing the settlers in the Sahuahupa Valley. A force of cavalry are pursuing them, and their commander threatens to show no quarter if he overtakes them.

1141. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: The report respecting the dissatisfaction among the Sioux Indians is confirmed, and the situation is considered so grave that General Cook will appoint a commission to settle the difficulty if possible.

1142. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: The Sioux Indians at Pine Ridge Agency, Dakota, agree to put down Red Cloud’s threatened rebellion.

1143. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: Red Cloud, the threatening Sioux chief, has been arrested at Pine Hill agency, Nebraska, and is now at large on parole.

1144. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: Chaplin.
A golden wedding was celebrated at the residence of Horatio Neff Saturday, Aug. 19th. The invitation was free to all and about one hundred accepted it, and many more would have done so had it reached them in season. All declare the occasion an enjoyable one.
For some time past a school has been held in the South school house in Ashford. On Saturday they held a picnic and clambake on the grounds of Jared Lamphear, at which 112 were present, and all seemed to be having a pleasant afternoon.
Theodore E. Hough, of Florence, and family spent a few days with his mother, Mrs. Chapman, last week.
Geo. Apley is home from the West spending a few weeks.
Several of our town’s people have gone to Block Island for a little change. Miss Paulina Griggs, Mrs. A.M. Griggs and daughter, Mrs. J.R. Utley, Mrs. Brooks and Mrs. Dr. Witter.
In the old Hammond burying ground at Hampton is a grave-stone which shows at the bottom, when the soil is dug away, the words, “Right hand road to Boston, left hand to Worcester.” The story goes that the person who has lain under it since 1788 “hooked” the mile stone from Pomfret and brought it to Hampton and had it lettered, and that roguish boys used occasionally to take it up and turn it over, leaving that inscription at the top.
Mr. Henry C. Storrs and Miss Lucy Storrs of Hartford, are in town, the guests of Mrs. Jane Storrs.
Mrs. Mary Jones of Hartford, is visiting at Rev. Mr. Williams.

1145. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: North Windham.
Most of the villages have preferred the quiet of their own homes, through the heated term, but now that a cooler wave has reached us, the enervating effect is disappearing and a number of our families are represented at the seaside and elsewhere. E.H. Hall, Jr., spent the past week at Plum Island, by invitation of the Smoke Pipe club of Hartford. Mr. Charles Spencer and wife left a few days since for Thomaston, etc. Mr. Wm. Webb and wife of Ohio have been the guests of P.B. Peck. They in company with Mr. and Mrs. Peck, Miss Julia Peck, M.A. Bates and quite a party from Willimantic went to Block Island Tuesday. Master Robbie Bates left Saturday for a visit among relatives in R.I. Miss Della Burnham of Hartford while visiting friends here, was unexpectedly called home by the death of her grandfather, Mr. Harlan Canada, who was well known in this vicinity. The family of Wm. Sibley have recently returned from extended visits in Warren and Pittsfield, Mass. The roomy house of Mr. A.P. Smith, has been filled to overflowing with children and grandchildren from Worcester and Sing Sing. Mr. Albert James, who came so near death, by falling down stairs in Ashford recently, has been removed to his brother’s George James’, where he is slowly convalescing. Mr. and Mrs. F.M. Lincoln are spending a week among their old neighbors in this village. Mr. George W. Appley is making his farewell calls, and will start next week for his home in Tampico, Ill. Mr. Stewart and family of Astoria L.I., have been the guests of Mrs. S.’s sisters, Mrs. L.M. Hartson and Mrs. Geo. Spafford for several weeks.

1146. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: Born.
McGuinness—In Willimantic, August 14th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Dr. Daniel McGuinness.

1147. TWC Wed Aug 23 1882: Died.
Rood—In Windham, Aug. 20th, William Rood, son of Rufus Wood [sic] aged 25 years.
Gates—In New London, August 15th, Mary A. wife of Enos Gates, formerly of Columbia and mother of J.E. Gates aged 76 years.
Upton—In Ashford, Aug. 21st. Clark H. Upton, aged 21 years.
Farnham—In Willimantic, Aug. 22d, henry Farnham, aged 73 years.
Healy—In Willimantic, Aug. 10th, Daniel Healy, aged 9 months.

1148. TWC Thu Aug 24 1882: About Town.
The water main on Union street burst Wednesday and deluged that and Centre street to quite a depth. The cause was the parting of a joint. It is said that the whole system is in an imperfect condition and needs repairing.
An extensive forest fire has been raging for nearly a week along the line of the New York and New England railroad, between this village and North Windham. It has burned over a large wooded tract and done considerable damage. Sparks from an engine are supposed to have been the cause.
A strolling German band gave fine musical concerts with violins and harps on Main street Tuesday.
Engineer Fenton is surveying for the construction of a sidewalk through the Oaks.

1149. TWC Thu Aug 24 1882: Geo. A. Baker of this place, keeper of the roller skating rink at the Niantic Spiritualist camp-meeting, shot himself through the right forefinger Wednesday, while trying to put the loaded chamber of a revolver into its place.

1150. TWC Thu Aug 24 1882: Mt. Toby hotel and observatory were burned Wednesday afternoon. Loss on building $12,000; on furniture $1,00; no insurance on the latter. Cause, defective chimney.

1151. TWC Thu Aug 24 1882: As Fred Handell was preparing for a drive Wednesday a cat jumped on a wall close to the horse and frightened the animal so that he started from the stable at a terrific pace down Main street. He encountered a carriage opposite Carpenter’s store, but did little damage to that and kept on until opposite the Sanderson house, where he ran into a horse trader’s team, overturning the vehicle attached to him with such force as to throw him upon his side where he was secured. The result of the runaway was two badly used up carriages and a valuable horse with a bad cut on one leg which required sewing up.

1152. TWC Fri Aug 25 1882: About Town.
A good steam fire engine and a good steam fire engine company will be a necessary addition to our fire department, one of these days, to supplement the water pipes.

1153. TWC Fri Aug 25 1882: Thursday morning the case of the State vs. William Rice, wherein the defendant was charged with committing a murderous assault upon one Charles Wormsley, a colored saloon keeper in this village, was decided against Rice. He was ordered to pay a fine of $25 and costs of prosecution, and to be confined in the county jail for forty days. The case now on trial is for rape, in which E.R. Melony of Rhode Island, is charged with committing an indecent assault upon a Putnam woman. The next case which will be taken up will be that of J.L. Howard of this place, who is charged with inducing boys to theft in stealing brass from the Windham Cotton company. Judge Parks received a telegram from Judge Andrews desiring him is to hold court here in the latter’s stead for another week, and the Chief Justice has consented.

1154. TWC Fri Aug 25 1882: The second year of the Storrs Agricultural School, which is located a few miles north of this village will begin September 28. The school is a state institution, generously presented to it by Mr. Augustus Storrs of North Mansfield and has an annuity of $5,000 from the public treasury for a term of years. It was not expected that the project could spring into popular success immediately and this is perhaps one reason why little energy has been expended in advancing its interests. This lack of enterprise on the part of the management has resulted in almost complete failure in point of attendance there having been but nine. The corps of teachers is very able and satisfactory and Mr. Storrs has done all that could be expected, that is, he has given his property and money. The trouble is with the board of trustees, who, with perhaps two or three exceptions, know nothing of practical or theoretical farming. They have however this year taken one step toward success in the publication of a prospectus but this must be followed by work among the farmers of the state. The act of incorporation provided for “The education of boys whose parents are citizens of the state.” The educational attainments require that the applicants must be at least 15 years of age, and must furnish a certificate of good character from a clergyman or member of the Board of School Visitors of the town where they reside. They must be able to read and write ordinary English correctly and intelligently, and must be familiar with simple arithmetic, including common and decimals fractions, and have a fair knowledge of geography and American history.

1155. TWC Sat Aug 26 1882: About Town.
M.P. Clyde will sell at auction on the Peter S. Clyde place in Andover, on Tuesday, September 5th at 10 o’clock a.m., Stock consisting oxen, cows, young cattle, horse and swine, wagons, farming tools etc. Sumner Payne, auctioneer.

1156. TWC Sat Aug 26 1882: Charles Diamond, one of the attaches of the Main circus was arrested Friday by Officer Foran for an assault upon Ernest LaForrest. It seems that LaForrest was hanging around the dressing tent and when sternly requested to move away refused to go and Diamond assaulted him. Jiustice A.J. Bowen settled the matter by imposing a fine of $2 and costs upon Diamond which he paid.

1157. TWC Sat Aug 26 1882: Personal Intelligence.
John B. Shumway and family from Minneapolis, Minn., are visiting at Mr. G.C. Topliff’s and A.J. Lawton’s.
Deacon Cushman of Hartford spent a few hours in town Thursday, on his way home from a trip to Osprey Beach.

1158. TWC Sat Aug 26 1882: Stafford Springs.
Mr. F.F. Patten has broken ground on Edgewood street for a commodious residence. It will be built with modern improvements throughout, and when completed, will ad much to the appearance of the village. S.E. Allen of Willimantic is the Architect.

1159. TWC Wed Aug 30 1882: About Town.
The beautiful stock of fancy goods, formerly owned by E. Perry Butts and Co., will be sold at auction on Thursday Aug. 31st, and Saturday Sept. 2nd, at the empty store in Bank building, Willimantic, Ct. Sale to begin at 3 o’clock in the afternoon, and at 7:30 o’clock in the evening.

1160. TWC Wed Aug 30 1882: Mr. Chas. E. Whittemore of the firm of W.Y. Buck & Co., left Friday evening for a month’s recreation. He will visit Hartford, Springfield, Little Falls, Rochester, Saratoga, Niagara Falls, Buffalo and probably the White Mountains.

1161. TWC Wed Aug 30 1882: A meeting of the Camp Meeting association was held Wednesday in the S. Manchester house. The following officers were elected for the coming year President, H.D. Robinson; vice President, L.W. Blood; Secretary, W. Ela; Treasurer, Huber Clark; Executive committee, three years, J.D. Wilson, W. Ela. Alba Perkins; one year, J.F. Hewett, Trustee, five years, H.C. Parker; Auditors, H.C. Hall, J.S. Hanks.

1162. TWC Wed Aug 30 1882: Personal Intelligence.
Miss Emma J. Benton the newly appointed missionary to Japan will wail for Yokohama in October.
Mr. and Mrs. H.C. Hall and daughter Carrie, Mrs. Lydia Kimball and Miss Helen Battey have gone to the Catskill mountains in company with Mrs. Maggie Van Cott.
Mrs. Alfred F. Howard of Portsmouth, N.H., formerly Miss Mabel Y. Smith is spending a few days in town.
J.H. Eagan will probably open a writing school here this coming winter.
Miss Emma Seamons of Norwich, is visiting Miss Laura Soule.
M. Luther Barstow returned last week from his tour in Nebraska, well pleased with the Western country.
W.J. Connor of New York is spending a few days in town.

1163. TWC Wed Aug 30 1882: Scotland.
Mr. Albert Kimball has been very sick—prostrated by heat and overwork.
C.M. Smith and family started Monday for a drive to Providence and a week’s vacation.

1164. TWC Wed Aug 30 1882: Eastford.
Quite an interesting event occurred on Saturday the 26th inst., at the home of Reuben Preston in the westerly part of the town; it being the 90th anniversary of his birth. About thirty of his relatives and friends assembled on the occasion and spent the day with the old man, cheering him on his pilgrimage. Among those present were his two sons—Dr. Gilbert Preston of Tolland and N.W. Preston Esq., of East Douglass, Rev. Thomas Holman of Ill., and Mrs. Rhoda Bibley of Brooklyn, sisters of Mr. Preston. Among the guests of the occasion were six quite lively gentlemen and ladies whose united ages aggregated 500 years. Mr. Preston has lived where he now does 87 years. He has been a life long Democrat, having voted at 16 Presidental elections, voting for Gen. Hancock at the lst, and bids fair to vote at the next.
At a meeting of the Directors of our bank recently, J.D. Barrows was chosen president, C.E. Barrows treasurer, and B.O. Bowen attorney.
The annual meeting of school district No. 1 resulted in the choice of A.M. Bowen for district committee and C.C. Warren, clerk.
The fall term is to commence on the 1st Monday in Sept. Miss Francis Millard of Thompsonville has been engaged to teach.
Arnold Bros. are erecting a large new building on the site of the old one in which they intend to continue the manufacture of carriages in all its departments. This will be quite an ornament to our village.

1165. TWC Wed Aug 30 1882: South Windham.
Ben Boyd, a former employee at the machine shop, whose initials might be constructed to mean “base ball” or “blarsted beat,” was around renewing old acquaintances a few days since. During the noon time he purloined some tools from the shop but as the theft was at once discovered and he suspected, several men overhauled him and recovered the stolen property. He begged them not prosecute him and promised to shake the dust of this section for once and for good. A road was pointed out to him and he was not long in getting out of sight.
John Babcock one of the most successful farmers who is generally on hand with either the tallest grain or the largest fruit or the best sage cheese to be found, comes to the front with some sweet corn which may be called tall. The stalks measure 14 feet in height and some of the ears are 10 feet from the ground. He wishes to hear of larger.
Backus Bros. have just received a large cargo of coal.
Isaac Johnson is on a vacation, recruiting after a season’s clerkship.
E.P. Hagch has a sunflower stalk which bears 40 blossoms from 2 to 10 inches in diameter.

1166. TWC Wed Aug 30 1882: Andover.
Mr. Mack, a son of the Rev. Mr. Mack of Gilead has been engaged to supply the pulpit of the Congregational church beginning Sept. 3rd.
Mr. Augustus Prentice, a prominent lawyer of New York city recently paid a visit to his father Mr. Asa Prentice.
Mrs. L.N. Porter started Monday on a visit to friends in Mass.
Fifteen freight trains passed east over the N.Y. & N.E.R.R. Saturday night and sixteen Sunday. The thirty-one trains contained nearly eight hundred cars.

1167. TWC Wed Aug 30 1882: Columbia.
Mrs. Estelle Kimball of Washington D.C. is the guest of her sister Mrs. Bella Yeomans.
Mrs. Eva Phelps of New Haven is visiting among various friends in town.
Mrs. Lucy Holt and family from Rockville are at Mrs. Hutchins’.
The residence of the late Mrs. Eliza Hartshorn was sold at public auction last Saturday to Pratt Ticknor of Willimantic; a detached piece of land consisting of timber and pasturage was also sold to S.S. Collins.
Miss Julia Avery has returned from her White Mountain trip.
The Ladies Benevolent Association held a picnic on the grounds of Mr. Albert Brown on Wednesday.
Mr. James Babcock of Westerly, R.I., is visiting with Simeon F. Tucker and Henry Kneeland.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goodwin of Hartford are in town also the children of Geo. Williams.
The Cornet band practiced marching under the superintendence of their major Henry E. Lyman.
Fred. A. Lyman has gone to Woonsocket to engage in teaching school, also having several scholars in music.
Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Yeomans are at Fishers Island this week.

1168. TWC Wed Aug 30 1882: Died.
Taylor—In Willimantic, Aug. 26th, Ana Taylor, aged 83 years.
Hall—In Mansfield, Aug. 28th, Eliza B. Hall aged 74.
Rixford—In Hartford Aug. 29th, Nathan Rixford.

1169. TWC Wed Aug 30 1882: Two Cottages to Rent.—One on Prospect street and one on Park street; 8 rooms in each. Enquire of John Hickey.

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