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The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1883

Published every Wednesday.

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

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

Chronicle, August 1883:

1251. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: About Town.
Rev. Mr. Dalrymple of Gurleyville will occupy the Methodist pulpit next Sunday at 2 o'clock.
Peaches and apples are in the market and have formed a partnership with cholera morbus.
The Willimantic Linen company declared a semi-annual dividend of 8 percent last Wednesday.
Mr. Dillingham of Hartford will address the United Workers at Franklin hall next Sunday7 afternoon at 5 o'clock.
The editorial desk was graced last Saturday by a limb from a pear tree about ten inches in length on which were twenty three full grown pears.
It was a phenomenon from B.D. Crandall's orchard.
W.H. Latham & Co.'s employes did not abandon their picnic at Columbia reservoir last Saturday on account of the weather, about thirty being
present and enjoying the outing between showers.

1252. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: Rev. S.R. Free, after preaching a very interesting sermon Sunday evening on the subject of vacations, emphasizes his remarks by a practical application, going off this week for a month among the Berkshire hills. The Congregational pulpit will be vacant next Sunday, and the press will announce in season whatever arrangements for service in the Congregational church may be made during August.

1253. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: A.P. Benner has just erected a white bronze monument on the Ashton lot in Catholic cemetery which a great many have seen and all pronounce it very handsome. This is the first monument from this kind of material in town; and the family are well pleased with the work and admit that Mr. Benner has done all and more than he agreed and would recommend all who desire this line of work to him.

1254. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: An opening service will be held in the new Episcopal church to-morrow (Thursday) evening. The Rev. Dr. Giesy of
Norwich, will assist the rector and preach the sermon. Services commence at 7:30 o'clock. The seats in this church are all free, as well at the opening as upon all other occasions and the public generally are invited to attend. Sunday services, commencing next Sunday will be held at 10:45
in the morning and 7:30 o'clock in the evening.

1255. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: Thomas Somers found a sum of money near the pulp mill in Chaplin last Thursday. The owner may recover same at Somers Bros., by giving a description.

1256. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: The following physicians have been appointed examiners by the coroners of New London and Tolland counties in the
towns surrounding this: Coventry, Dr. M.B. Bennett; Mansfield, Dr. E.G. Sumner; Lebanon, Dr. W.P. Barber; Franklin, Dr. T.J. Stanton; Colchester, Dr. R.R. Carrington; Sprague, Dr. J.L. Gardiner; Hebron, Dr. C.H. Pendleton; Tolland, Dr. W.H. Clark; Bolton, Dr. C.F. Sumner;
Andover, Dr. M.B. Bennett; Willington, Dr. W.L. Kelsey; Stafford, Dr. F.F. Rockwell.

1257. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: The towns of Windham and Chaplin got into a law suit over the ownership of a pauper named John R. Butler, Monday, the case being tried before J.R. Arnold. It was claimed by this town that Butler is not a legal ward of the town, he having forfeited his
residence here by failing to meet the requirements of the statutes regarding taxes. It was claimed by Chaplin that there was a mistake in the person, there being other John Butlers in the town. The justice reserved his decision until yesterday when he gave it in favor of Windham and Chaplin appealed to the superior court.

1258. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: The butchers and printers contest at the popular game of base ball on Hickey's lot Monday afternoon was not very
satisfactory to the feelings of the former who displayed a greater aptitude with the "cleaver" than with the "stick." In a gme which lasted three and one-half hours they came out second best by a score of 83 to 25. The nines were made up of the following: Printers - Thomas Killourey, Jerry Coffey, Frank Jones, John Parker, Chas. Webster, Robt. Carney, Thomas Henry, Dick Henry, Edward Gordon. Butchers - Thomas Foran, Frank Bradbury, Walter Bradbury, Arthur Shannahan, Fred Clark, William Foley, Henry Congdon, Leonard, [sic] George Tiffany. Umpire, Geo. Stone.

1259. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: An incident occurred between the Coventry depot and Eagleville Wednesday noon, by which Morris J. Pierce, of
Coventry, section hand on the New London and Northern road, lost his life. Pierce was riding on a hand car heavily loaded with steel rails, when he made a mistep and was thrown in front of the moving car, which passed over both legs crushing them in a fearful manner. Drs. Dean and Flint, of Coventry, with Hill and Parker of Willimantic, attended the unfortunate man but he failed to rally from the shock. Everything that could be was done to relieve his sufferings, but he grew gradually weaker and died during the afternoon. Pierce was about 35 years of age and leaves a wife and two children. His funeral took place Friday, at St. Mary's church in South Coventry and fifty-six hacks and carriages followed his remains to the Catholic cemetery in this place where he was buried.

1260. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: The old adage that all signs fail in a dry time was proved in July during which time the coming of much rain was
threatened but little appeared. The drought was however effectually broken last Saturday, when copious showers fell and were greedily drunk up by the parched earth. The rain commenced about 3 a.m. and continued, with slight intermissions, until late in the evening. During that period the lightning and thunder were almost ceaseless and very severe, doing much damage in the surrounding towns, in the shattering of trees and telegraph and telephone poles, and the striking of houses and barns. A large barn on the Manning place in South Coventry was struck about noon and completely destroyed with all its contents. When the thunderbolt struck, Jerry P. Donovon who occupies the place, was in the bar closing a window, and his escape from instant death was miraculous as he was thrown from the hay mow and sustained scorches about the face and other injuries. He had just finished haying and the barn was full and there were also wagons and a calf in it, but luckily he had placed an insurance of $400 on the contents.

1261. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: A destructive collision occurred on the New York & New England road a little before 9 o'clock Sunday evening near
the Willimantic cemetery between two freight trains, which blocked the track for several hours and delayed the Philadelphia express about three
hours. The west bound train was running at fair speed while the east bound train heavily laden was running rapidly and the crash when the trains met was distinctly heard in this village and attracted many people to the scene. It is said that the accident was caused by conflicting orders from the train dispatcher. Freight No. 9 going west had orders to take a siding at Hop River to allow the express to pass, and freight train 126 coming east was directed to make Willimantic. All the train hands jumped when they saw a collision was inevitable, except Engineer Copeland, of the east bound freight, who stuck to his post and escaped injury. The injured ones were Weir, the engineer of No. 9, who was badly bruised by being thrown against a stake, and a brakeman named Beddell, who had an arm sprained. Some ten or twelve freight cars were knocked to splinters, and their contents, consisting of coal and machinery, strewn along the track. A wrecking train was promptly on the spot, and the track was cleared by two o'clock, allowing trains to proceed and in the afternoon of the following day no signs of the wreck other than the ash heaps of the burned debris were visible.

1262. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: Stabbing Affray. A bloody stabbing affray occurred Tuesday afternoon about five o'clock front of James Walden's stationery store on Main street in which Thomas Hastings received two cuts, one in the face about four inches in length extending from over the left eye down into the ear severing three branches of the facial artery, and another near his left shoulder blade about one and one-half inches long. His assailant gave the name of Francis Edwards with a number of aliases and claimed to be a resident of Newburyport, Mass., and gave his business as that of a tattoo artist. The particulars as near as can be learned are as follows. In the forenoon, Edwards was in company with a female at The Oaks who lives with Hastings and the latter accompanied by another fellow followed them to that place where it is said a quarrel occurred and Edwards and the woman parted company, the former seeking refuge in a house near by, being pursued by Hastings. He then stayed in concealment until his pursuer had departed and then ventured out and came up street with the intention of entering a complaint to the authorities. He visited the town clerk's office in the afternoon and addressing Mr. Wales said that he "wished to enter a complaint in behalf of the commonweath" going on with a string of unintelligible remarks about the "machinery of the law." Mr. Wales thinking him either drunk or crazy (and he was doubtless the former)
directed him elsewhere. He after this visited J.L. Kirby's saloon and solicited and obtained the job of tattooing Kirby's initials into his arm but was too drunk to do it skilfully and was not allowed to proceed. Hastings entered the saloon about this time and here the quarrel was renewed and Edwards again beat a hasty retreat. He halted in front of the post office block and shortly Hastings came along and assaulted him. Edwards exclaimed with an oath "Keep away from me" and drawing a knife began the slashing operation. He escaped from his antagonist and proceeded at a rapid walk down Main street and witnesses of the affray immediately notified Sheriff Pomeroy who followed the fellow and overhauled him on Temple street after a spirited chase. Meantime Hastings with the blood streaming from his wounds crossed the street to Dr. Card's office where he sat on the rear steps alone and bled a pool about two feet across before the doctor was summoned. The surgeons when the did arrive worked lively to stop the flow of blood and soon took up the arteries and sewed the gash in his face. The cut in his back was nothing dangerous but the one on his face while not necessarily fatal, would have allowed him to have bled to death in a short time. He is now doing well enough. The affair created quite a commotion on the streets as it was at first supposed to have been an unprovoked assault by a stranger who was supposed to be crazy. It was afterwards ascertained to have been a drunken row with "a woman in the case." Edwards was brought before Justice Sumner this morning at 9 o'clock and after a hearing was bound over to the superior court in the sum of $300, in default of which he was sent to jail to await trial.

1263. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: Personals.
Mrs. L.F. Jordan of Easthampton Mass., is visiting relatives in town.
Miss Gus Woodmansy and Gracie McAvoy are in Providence.
Miss Helen Battey goes this week on a visit to Wellfleet, Mass.
Miss Estella Alpaugh has returned from a fortnight's sojourn at New London.
Miss Susie Merrick of Holyoke is the guest of her grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Origen Hall.
Miss Alice Johnson is inhaling the bracing sea breezes on Block Island.
Misses Stella E. Johnson, Nellie J. Barrows, Hattie J. Bliven, May E. Davison, Sadie A. Noyes, and Mary H. Sumner, all graduates of the class of '83 at Natchaug high school, and Miss Julia Gates, go on Saturday to the pleasant seaside resort of Niantic for a week.
Miss Grace Bliven of Worcester is making friends and acquaintances a visit in town.
Mr. Henry Walden of New York was in town over Sunday.
Mrs. A. Kinne of Windham goes this week to Cherry Valley, New York, ,for a month.
Mr. John Wheeler of Peoria, Ills., is spending his vacation with his parents in town. He is now a traveling salesman for a large boot and shoe house. Mr. Charles Wheeler is now a partner in a large wholesale grain house in Chicago.
Mr. Edwin Bugbee, wife and son, start to-day for a month's trip, which will embrace the Hudson river, Saratoga, the Thousand Isles, The St. Lawrence river, Ogdensburg and Montreal.
Miss Sadie Andrew is visiting in Norwich.
Mr. and Mrs. David Avery are in the metropolis.
Miss Mattie Goodrich of Brocton, Mass., is visiting Mrs. Geo. H. Purinton.
Mrs. William Talcott of South Coventry and Mrs. W. Francis of Hartford have been visiting Mrs. W.T. Chamberlain.
Mr. Edward Taylor, who has been suffering from facial paralysis and loss of speech is fast recovering, and is able to be out.
Henry N. Hyde and family are visiting friends in West Haven.
Rev. Horace Winslow of Simsbury, Ct., is in town.
Miss Alice Crane has returned from a two weeks visit with friends in Meriden.
Miss May Elliott is enjoying the society of Hartford friends, in that city.
Mr. Julius Jordan is on his customary vacation at the old homestead.
Mrs. George D. Post and children, of Putnam are visiting at Mr. V.B. Jordan's.
Mrs. J.L. Wilcox and children and Providence, R.I., are summering at Mrs. E. B. Crane's.
Miss Laura Soule is visiting friends on Long Island.
Mrs. W.J. Hudson and daughter Winnie are in Boston.
Mrs. James W. Bennett and family will start tomorrow for a month's vacation at her old home in Hanover.
Miss Ama Holman has returned from a three weeks visit in Providence, accompanied by her friend, Miss Clara, daughter of A.B. McCrillis Esq. of Providence.
Misses Etta and Lizzie Dow of Hartford and Miss Mamie Benner of Maine are spending a few days with Mr. and Mrs. A.P. Benner.
Mr. J.L. Buck, daughter and grandchildren of Bloomfield, Mo., are visiting relations in this section. Mr. Buck, who is about sixty years old, asserts that this is his first trip east of St. Louis.
Mr. A.A. Burnham and wife have returned from a week's yachting cruise on the Sound.
Mr. P.J. Carey and family have gone to the seaside of New London for a fortnight.
Miss Cammilla Jillson of Hartford is visiting at Mr. W.C. Jillson's.

1264. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: Mansfield.
Leander Shumway lost a valuable ox last week thus breaking up one of the heaviest yokes of cattle in town.
We learn this week that Mr. John E. Knowlton, formerly of this town, now residing in Putnam, has literally lived up to the scriptural command Take unto thyself a wife, etc. The latest advices we had from the aforesaid John E. he contemplated going into one of the Pacific states to a more congenial clime but fate decrees otherwise and it is hoped that the matrimonial state may prove congenial and pacific. Our best wishes John.
Mr. Benson of Gurleyville met with a sad accident recently while at work for Messrs. P.G. & J.F. Hanks. He was digging under a large stone when the bank caved in and caught him by the legs making an ugly wound. He is improving.
One of the most terrific thunder storms for years passed over here last Saturday causing some damage by hail and lightning. The hail cut buckwheat and other tender plants some but not to injure it much. Lightning struck a large hackmatac tree in front of J.W. Knowlton's house tearing all to pieces. This tree was ultimately designed to be made into furniture for the rising generation of J.W. K. - come and pick up your lumber. Later advices are that much damage was done in Ashford by the storm, lightning striking a house up town occupied by Mr. Horton damaging it some but hurting no one also striking the telegraph poles near the Mitchel place and stunning an old lady by the name of Dean. The lightning also struck a tree near the house of Mr. George S. Hanks, some of the inmates receiving quite a shock.
Nearly all day Thursday and Friday of last week a fire reveled among the pines and sprout lands south of the Hollow and held undisputed sway. The
only parties we hear of that made anything like a vigorous defense against its spread were Mr. John Curry and wife, who, fearing that their premises might be burned and also the house and barn belonging to James B. Hamlin of New Bedford, worked all night till 4 o'clock in the morning to stay the fiery element which was being driven by a strong wind directly towards the buildings. But for this heroic effort the buildings would have bee burned, as combustible material led directly to them and as it was the fire approached within a few feet of the house. A large tract of sprout and timber land was burned over mostly belonging to Mr. Hamlin.
An unprecedented drought for this season of the year has prevailed over several towns in the central and eastern part of the state for the last two months. In many places on light soil, gardens have been nearly ruined, wells have failed to yield water and many of the smaller streams dried up. The crop of hay over this dry belt is light and corn and potatoes have suffered much, for want of water.
Tuesday evening of last week soon after the going down of the sun, the spirit of Mrs. Ann Nason passed over the river to join kindred spirits on the other side in a world that has no sorrows having occupied her earthly tenement for 87 years. So quietly did she pass away that her attendant who sat by her side thought her sleeping, and so indeed it proved to be her final sleep that had no awakening. She was born in Wickford, R.I. in 1796 and married Benjamin Nason who was also from R.I., with whom she lived many years until his demise a few years since. She was the mother of seven boys, four of whom are now living. During her long life she experienced the dark as well as the sunny side of life's journey but always did whatever she found to be her duty, with cheerfulness and it may be truthfully said that she was a good wife, a kind mother and beloved by her neighbors. We have known her for nearly forty years and as we looked upon her encoffined form we were inclined to say, Farewell good woman, may the spirit life be more pleasant than the thorny paths of earth.

1265. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: The Only Original Oldest Man. Macon County, Ill., boasts the oldest man in the State, if not the oldest in the country. His name is Robert Gibson, and his age is over 116 years. He is five feet two inches in height and weighs 145 pounds. He recollects dimly the Revolutionary War and the Presidency of General Washington. Mr. Gibson's oldest boy is now a lad of eighty-one, and his "baby," with whom he is now living, is forty-four. He has been twice married, and has thirteen children living and three dead. One of his sons has twenty children. His direct descendants now reaching to the fifth generation number nearly 400.

1266. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: The venerable but still active Phineas T. Barnum seems to be gradually producing the material for a collection of
proverbial sayings, inasmuch as his late public utterances are apt to take on epigrammatic forms. On reaching the top of Mt. Washington the other day he telegraphed that the spectacle was "the second greatest show on earth;" and on learning, in Montreal, of the death of Tom Thumb, who had largely contributed to his earlier fortunes, he sent this sentiment to the widow: "Death is as much a part of the Divine plan as birth. The Heavenly Father finally overcomes all evil with good."

1267. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: Asa Curtisa who discovered Jennie Cramer's body floating in the Sound, and who was the principal witness for the state in the New Haven city court, was fined Saturday for pounding his wife and her nephew.

1268. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: A carboy of vitriol en route from New York to Dansbury a few days ago, broke in the freight car, and set fire to it.
Station Agent Pearce at Danbury and Henry N. Bacon opened the car to save the other freight. The latter went home sick with nausea and now lies in an unconscious state with no hope of recovery. The physicians in charge say his lungs are coated with the poisonous gas.

1269. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: Mr. O.B. Peck editor and proprietor of the Naugatuck Enterprise left his forms on the stone, Thursday, all ready for press. During the night the office was entered and the type thrown in every direction several galleys being emptied into the cases. Mr. Peck states that threats have been made by parties whose official action has been criticized in the paper, but there is no clue to the perpetrator of the mischief.

1270. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: Coroner Park has reopened the investigation into the circumstances attending the death of Frederick Bromley on
Preston Bridge, Norwich, on the 27th of May. Bromley had left a young lady whom he had been escorting and while he was passing over the bridge
she heard two shots fired. Bromley was dying when reached, but no pistol was found nor was there any trace of a second party. It is generally believed to have been a case of suicide. The coroner who now employs a stenographer, hopes to clear up the mystery.

1271. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: The long talked of match between two members of the Bridgeport Gun club and two of the New Haven Gun club was finally arranged on Wednesday evening last. Messrs. Harry Nichols and Charles Beers of Bridgeport, and E.A. Folsom and C. E. Longden of New Haven met and signed articles and made a deposit of $50 to shoot a match of 300 clay pigeons for a purse of $100 and the championship of the state in Bridgeport on Wednesday.

1272. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: The supreme court has decided adversely to Edward Malley in a suit brought by him against an insurance company to compel the payment of a policy on his burned dry goods store. Companies holding $127,000 insurance on the store refused payment on the ground
that the policies were made out to Edward Malley while the store while the store when burned was owned by E. Malley & Co., the partnership having been formed a short time before the fire and the policies not having been changed. The case just decided was a test case.

1273. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: Mrs. Johanna Kendall of Norwich was arrested in Long Meadow, Mass., last week and taken to Preston, where she was charged with embezzlement, she having mortgaged for $6,000 property in which she had only a life interest. Before Judge King of Preston, Saturday, she demurred and was bound over to the superior court. She was taken to the Norwich jail.

1274. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: Thomas Callahan, sentenced at Waterbury for drunkenness and on his way to New Haven, manacled and in charge of Deputy Sheriff Eagan, jumped from a moving train on the Derby road near Tyler city Saturday noon. Callahan was wounded on the head and one leg by the fall, and the officer had little difficulty in recapturing him after the train had been stopped.

1275. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: Died.
Sullivan - In Willimantic, July 29th, Johanna Sullivan, aged 58 years.
Kinne - In South Windham, July 26, Mary E., wife of A. Kinne Jr., aged 28.
Clark - In Willimantic, July 30, Alma A. Clark, aged 2.

1276. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: Warrenville.
Mr. Gilbert Mathewson is making a brief visit at his old home.
Mrs. C.N. Nichols has a fine lot of canary birds for sale.

1277. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: North Windham.
Berry parties are seen almost daily. How pleasant and healthful for the tired housewife to spend a day now and then out in the open fields, breathing the pure air, bathing in the warm sunshine, gaining strength for days to come, and last but not least, storing the larder with a good supply for winter's use.
Mrs. Samuel Chappell has just returned from a visit to her friends in little falls, N.Y.
Miss Lina Sharp of Joliet, Ill., is visiting friends in the village.
D.S. Crumb and family of Bloomfield, Mo., arrived last Friday and will spend several weeks at P.L. Peck's.

1278. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: Columbia.
Fred Avery came from Hartford to enjoy a visit with his Uncle and Aunt Manning of Boston at the parsonage.
W.P. Robertson of Hartford is spending his annual vacation in town with his mother.
Mrs. Covell of Atwoodville has been the guest of her friend Mrs. Harry Kneeland.
A very enjoyable occasion to all concerned was the family clambake at N.B. Little's farm where the families of Alfred and William Lyman united with them and the bivalves were disposed of to the free satisfaction of all. Oliver Fox showed a kindly spirit last week taking his hired man and team and giving one of his friends a lift enabling him to finish up haying conferring a favor as sickness in the house almost tied his hands.
Mrs. W. H. Yeomans on going up stairs discovered on the broad stair a snake but supposed it was dead and had been placed there by her son to
frighten her but on opening the blinds his snakeship was quite active and with shovel and tongs and assistance from another lady he was soon
dispatched. It was an adder and the theory of its getting there is that it came in at the cellar window crawled up and through the cat hole and was resting on the broad stair. It is needless to say that the ladies imagine a snake after them every time they go up stairs or in the cellar.

1279. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: Robert Ross has recovered from the ruins of the Howe factory at Bridgeport part of the $2,055 which was in his desk
consumed in the fire. Of the $555 in gold he recovered what represented nearly all and he found the roll of $1,500 in charred bills, which crumbled to pieces at the touch. Of the five safes three were opened Saturday and the contents found in good condition.

1280. TWC Wed Aug. 1, 1883: Dr. A.M. Shew superintendent of the state insane hospital, has recently been left a legacy of $25,000.

1281. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: A case of tar and feathers in Trumbull, the first town north of Bridgeport, is reported, the man furnished with the
covering being Charles Houston, whose cruelty had driven his wife away from home and who had made many enemies by sending insulting letters to
prominent men of the town. The half dozen men who seized him as soon as he responded to their knocking at his door had blackened faces. They took him to an open field, but after stripping him - changed their purpose and allowed him to return home unharmed.

1282. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: Three Swedes, John Johnson, John Nelson and John Benson, left New York for New London by boat July 20. When the boat reached New London Nelson's companions reported that Nelson could not be found, and search was made for him, without success. His coat, hat and shoes were found on the guard where he had been asleep. Nelson's father and brother Orlorf reside at Millstone Point, and it seemed that neither Johnson or Benson considered Nelson's disappearance of sufficient importance to inform the steamboat officers that he had relatives in
Millstone, or to take the trouble themselves to convey the sad news. They proceeded to Sheldon Springs, Vt., where they are now at work, taking Nelson's valise and what it contained with them. Saturday morning Orlorf Nelson received a letter from Sheldon Springs, dated July 26, stating that his brother had been drowned somewhere between New London and New York. There are suspicions of murder.

1283. TWC Wed Aug 1, 1883: E.F. Casey, Undertaker. Coffins, Caskets, Caps, Shrouds, &c. Hearse, Hacks and Everything Pertaining to Funerals. Particular attention given to Embalming and Preservation of Bodies, without the use of the cumbrous ice-box. Lathrop's Building, Lower Main Street, opposite Thread Mill No. 1. Residence, Spruce St. Willimantic, Conn.

1284. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: About Town.
Frank Bennett has broken ground for a house, corner of Prospect and Jackson streets.
Rev. C.H. Dalrymple will preach at North Windham next Sunday Afternoon at 2 o'clock.
S.B. Kenyon, the Church street harness maker, has a lot of sale harness which he is selling very cheap - as low as $9.50.
Mrs. F.C. Byers has just sold two buildings lots to a gentleman who will build a house next spring worth $3,000.
John Anderson who lately returned home from a term of service in the regular army, has opened a shoe store on North street.
Holmes the enterprising Railroad street fish dealer received a sword fish Monday that weighed 475 pounds. Nothing small about that.
The double track of the New York & New England railroad, between Vernon and Newington, a distance of nineteen miles, came into use last week.
The road between this village and Windham centre is closed while Bingham bridge is being replanked. Travelers have either to take the "bricktop"
or South Windham routes now.
A staging suspended from the second story of J.C. Lincoln's new house fell last Friday precipitating three workmen to the ground all of whom
escaped without injury but E.F. Reed who was slightly bruised.

1285. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: We notice among the list of delegates at New Haven last Thursday the names of Messrs. J. O'Sullivan, J.J. Carey, P. Maglone as representatives from the local Irish societies. Mr. F.J. Carey of this village was chosen vice president for Windham county of the association formed on that occasion.

1286. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Rev. Fl. DeBruycker, pastor of St. Joseph's Catholic church, has just had some well executed and correct engravings
executed of the church, parsonage, convent, and parochial school, and also one representing the interior of the church. They are very handsome
descriptions of the church property of that denomination.

1287. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: The selectmen have acted in accord with the general feeling of the people in hiring quarters for a lock-up rather than building at the present time. They have leased for a term of years the property belonging to Warren Atwood on Church street and will put the building in proper repair for the purpose. The second story will be utilized for a police court room, and the first story will be occupied by cells. A five years lease has been drawn at an annual rental of $250 with the privilege of purchasing at a certain figure - $4,000.

1288. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: H.N. Williams has been removed from the charge of the telegraph office by Superintendent Lang of the New York and New England railroad and his place has been filled by Frank Knox, a competent, popular and accommodating operator who was formerly employed in that office. Mr. Williams has sometimes given satisfaction to the public and it will be a source of pleasure to the people having to do business at that office to feel assured that they will be treated with due courtesy by the new operator. Hereafter Western Union business will be taken at the office from all persons without discrimination.

1289. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: We cannot possibly imagine where the New London Day got its authority for the following: "Willimantic, Aug. 6 - Three hundred and forty-one school teachers arrived here to day to coach the ignorant employees of the linen company for the competitive examination to be held in that institution in October." Such an enlargement of our population would be quite perceptible but we must confess that we have failed to observe that number of strange countenances beaming with a superabundance of knowledge on that day or any subsequent day. Right here we want to inform the public generally outside of this village that this is fully up to the average New England town in points of knowledge, morals and religion. Furthermore that the Linen company is not an educational institution, but a collection of mills for the spinning of thread and in which the rank and file have to toil the same as the workers in other industries for their bread and butter. It is not that we want more school teachers in this vicinity, but fewer sycophants and fools.

1290. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: On Thursday evening of last week the Episcopal church was formally opened for Divine service. The secretary of the Mission handed to the archdeacon, the Rev. Mr. Buckingham who represents the bishop, the deed of the property. Dr. Jewett of Norwich then proceeded with the evening prayer. A most admirable sermon was preached by Dr. Ge[r?]sy of Norwich showing how God blessed men through the church. The congregation filled the building which is an exceedingly pretty structure, finished and furnished in excellent taste throughout. The ervice was merely an opening service and not a consecration because it is hoped a larger and more prominent edifice will be in a few years be needed to hold the growing and energetic congregation. At the service Sunday morning the house was not near sufficient to hold the people who wished to gain admission. Rev. Mr. Wells is to be congratulated upon the success which he has made of an undertaking in which so many others have failed. The future prospect of the Episcopal church in this place is very encouraging.

1291. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Burgesses Meeting. - The regular monthly meeting of the Court of burgesses was held at the borough office Monday
evening the warden, Geo. M. Harrington, presiding and a full board present. The minutes of the meeting held July 2d were read by the clerk and approved. The following bills were presented and ordered paid; labor bill, month of July $735.12; Keigwin, Loomer & Stiles, rent fire department, $28.50; Wilson & Leonard, supplies, $3.85; Sanford A. Comins, Paving, $27.45; Willimantic Gas Co., gas, 75 cts; Keigwin & Clark, supplies, $4.11; D.E. Potter, supplies, $20.43; John S. Smith, sand and stone, $75.00; John Hickey, dirt $24.; Wm. E. Bailey, labor, $3; James Martin, $4; C.B. Pomeroy, damage to wood lot, $25; Alanson Humphrey, stone $75.90; A.H. Watkins, street lamps, #397.38; W. M. Gorry, lamp posts, $26; Killourey Brothers, lighting street lamps, $79.24; D.W. Shurtliff, police, $62; Fred Clark, police, $62; C. Brown, police $62; Lincoln & Boss, Lumber etc. $28.65; Chas. N. Daniels, making abstract, $25; Chas. N. Daniels, making rate bill, $5; Geo. M. Harrington, traveling expenses, $4.50. A petition signed by A.T. Fowler and 42 others was received asking that a meeting of the legal voters of the borough be called to see if the borough will accept the act passed by the general Assembly of the state of Connecticut relating to supplying said borough with water. In accordance with the foregoing petition it was voted to call a meeting of the legal voters of the borough at Armory hall Centre street, on Saturday, August 18th, 1883, at
one o'clock p.m., the polls to remain open until five o'clock p.m. It was voted that the grade of Summit St., from Church St. west to High St. as shown by red lines on profile be approved. Voted to dissolve.

1292. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Superintendent Beach of the Naugatuck road has offered a reward of $50 for the arrest and conviction of any person or persons guilty in the past or in the future of throwing stones at any passenger cars on the Naugatuck railroad.

1293. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Personals.
Mrs. H.L. Hunt and son have gone to Clinton, Mass., for a month.
Miss Lizzie Somers is visiting friends in Boston and vicinity.
Nathaniel A. Chapman a prominent lawyer and citizen of Waterford was stricken with apoplexy yesterday and died immediately.
Mr. And Mrs. Henry Alford have been visiting her father, Mr. A. Nichols.
Rev. A.M. Crane and family are on a month's visit among relatives in this vicinity.
Miss Jennie Alexander and Miss Sarah Hurlburt are visiting Mr. Thomas Alexander.
Miss L. Anna Chesbrough and a party of Hartford friends are at Block Island.
Mr. W.R. Stetson is spending a few days in Maine.
Miss Stella B. Garretson, sister of Mrs. L.H. Wells started Monday for Salt Lake city where she has an engagement to teach music in a ladies'
boarding school.
Mr. F.M. Thompson and family and Mr. C.M. Thompson are at New London for a fortnight.
Misses Mary Farnham and Fannie Sumner are at the Morton house, Niantic.
Miss Carrie Blackman of Woodstock is visiting at A.S. Whittemore's.
Master Wallace Babcock has returned from a month's visit in Norwood, Mass.
Miss Nellie Howard of Norwood is the guest of Miss Hattie Babcock.
Miss Gertie Crane is summering in Bristol, R.I.
Miss Mary Howard is spending a number of days with friends in town.
Miss Melissa Collins of Lawrence is visiting her sister Mrs. Lewis Holmes.
Miss Maria Elliot, miss Jennie Ford and Master George Elliot have been at Watch Hill for a few days.
Miss Mabel Johnson is on a two weeks' visit at Eastern Point, Ct.
Masters Leon and Willie Hoage of Brooklyn, N.Y., are visiting at Geo. C. Elliot's.
Mr. And Mrs. A.T. Fowler have been at Watch Hill.
Mr. E.F. Stedman takes the place of Dumont Kingsley as paymaster and bookkeeper for the Smithville Manufacturing company.
Mrs. Dr. F.O. Bennett and children are inhaling the bracing atmosphere among the Green mountains of Vermont.
Mr. John Tingley of New York is shaking hands with his boyhood acquaintances and friends.
Mr. Fred Gauthier, the amiable and popular barber, is on a two weeks' vacation.
Warden Harrington and Mr. E.M. Durkee are cultivating an intimate acquaintance with the Rhode Island clams at Rocky Point.
Dr. D.C. McGuinness and family have returned from a fortnight's sojourn at Norwich.
Mr. D.C. Barrows, the jeweler has returned to business after a fortnight's illness.
Mr. Fred Short of Danielsonville is visiting Mr. Edward Gordon and other friends in town.
Dr. J.E. LaRocque is sick abed with gastric fever. Dr. McNally attends him.
A lad named Sullivan had two fingers crushed in the machinery at the Linen company's mills Friday.
Mrs. W.G. Morrison and Mrs. Huber Clark are enjoying the seaside delights of Martha's Vineyard.
Miss May Risley of Rockville is spending a few days with her brother Cashier Risley and other friends in town.
Mr. A.E. Welden is taking a fortnight's respite form business and putting in the time at Block Island.
Mrs. W.H. Porter and daughters of Marshall, Mich., are visiting Mrs. E.B. Chesbrough.
Miss Mary Avery is on her way to Harper, Ind., to visit her brother, George Avery, who is station agent of that thrifty town.
Gen. L.E. Baldwin is on a visit to the renowned town of Guilford, Conn.
Miss Julia O'Brien of Versailles is visiting at Mr. John Hickey's for a few weeks.
Mr. George S. Arnold of Bridgeport is visiting relatives here.

1294. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: A visit to the grounds shows that ample provision is being made for the approaching camp meeting, which is to be
August 13 - 21 and the grounds never presented a more neat and inviting appearance than under the management of Chas. A. Gould. The committee are doing all they can for the convenience and comfort of all who may attend the meeting. The recent rains gave a delightful freshness to everything and sanitary measures have been well attended to. The boarding house is under the direction of the committee and under the direct management of H.C. Hall, who has often been in charge of that department, and it is their determination to satisfy the demands of all reasonable people. A large number of cottages are already occupied no less than fifty families being in possession and this week is rapidly increasing the number on the grounds. There is a large demand for cottages to rent. A few new cottages have been erected this year. The most conspicuous improvement is the erection by the Niantic society of a new society house on the ground of their old building. They have evidently looked over all the other buildings on the ground and combined the excellencies in their new one. The building is two stories high. A large room below gives ample room for society meetings or preaching in rainy weather. The old building has been moved to the rear, and it is to be used as a kitchen and dining room. There may be larger but there is no more neat and convenient building on the ground. The large stable connected with the grounds is proving a great convenience and persons desiring to have their teams here can have them kept at reasonable rates. Many of the stalls are already occupied. Meetings are being held almost nightly and the prospect for a large meeting is good.

1295. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Third Regiment Matters.
Special orders No. 69 have just been issued from the adjutant general's office, and discharges the following from the Third regiment: Sergeant
Major John C. Bliss, to date from July 23d, 1883; James H. McDonald and John S. Comstock, from the band, on account of non residence.
Company B - Expiration term of service: First Sergeant Thomas J. Bennett, Sergeant William Collins, Corporal John P. Kelley and Private John F. Donohue, to date July 1st, 1883.
Company D - Expiration term of Service: Privates Peter Griffin, to date July 22d, 1883; Thomas Jeffers, to date July 8th, 1883.
Company E - Expiration term of service Sergeant William Smith, to date July 29th, 1883; Corporal John Casey, to date July 1st 1883.
Company G - Expiration term of service: First Sergeant Peter Gardner, to date July 16th, 1883, Private William Pratt, to date July 25th; 1883.
Company I - Non-residence: Sergeant Charles A. Miner, Corporal Edwin C. Collins, Privates William P. Beckwith, William E. Goss, James Haynes,
William J. Leeds and William J. Potter.

1296. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: R.M. Houston snatched a little girl of 3 years from in front of a moving train at East Bridgeport, Wednesday, risking his life.

1297. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Warrenville.
The annual meeting of the Ashford Bible society will be held with the church in this place on Wednesday 15th inst. It is hoped that there will be a full attendance. An interesting time is expected.

1298. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Mansfield.
Fred Freeman and family of Hyde Park, Mass., are visiting at his father's Dea. F. Freeman.
Hyman Smith of Hartford is stopping in town.
Miss Ellen Chaffee of South Manchester is visiting at her grandmother's, Mrs. Eldrege.
Reports of damage done by the memorable thunder storm on the 27th ult, continue to reach us. In the western part of the town telegraph poles were shattered. In Willington a horse was killed, and at the thread mill village, the proprietor, G. Hall, Jr., was prostrated for several minutes. Aside from these, various freaks were performed by the lightning.
The Rev. N. Beach pastor of Second Congregational church, who has been confined to his home several weeks by a severe illness is now convalescing. Different clergymen have supplied his pulpit during his inability. The Rev. Alpheus Winter, secretary of the Connecticut Temperance Union was expected to preach Sunday, 29th, but was obliged to disappoint the people owing to illness, consequently no service was held.
The North Mansfield Congregational church edifice is receiving a new coat of paint the work being performed by Mr. W. Moore.
Mrs. Mattoon, wife of C.S. Mattoon of the patent office, Washingt5on, is spending the season at her summer residence in this town.
Whortleberries have not been so scarce in this section for many years and high prices rule in consequence.
Messrs. P.G. & J.S. Hanks, silk manufacturers who lost their mill last winter by fire, have a new one just completed. It is a neat looking structure eighty four feet in length, and one story high, surmounted by a cupola.
James Hoyle woolen manufacturer at Daleville, a small village just over the Mansfield line, has the frame up for a dwelling house on the site of the one burned about a year since. Mr. Hoyle is running his mill on a government contract.
In the adjoining town of Willington stands a substantial two-story dwelling house situated in a grove of young maples. This retired and beautiful home is styled "Maple Corner" by its present owner, Mrs. Annie A. Preston the well known and deservedly popular writer, whose charming stories and interesting miscellany are hailed with delight by thousands of readers.

1299. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Andover.
Prof. W.L. Blackman, principal of the Commercial college at Allentown, Penn., is here. Prof. Blackman will spend most of his vacation here in his native town. The Prof. Is a notable example of what a-go-a-head Yankee may accomplish. He enlisted in the army when a boy and served through the war, bringing home a ball in his leg as a moment of that service. The ball has never been extracted and still occasions him considerable inconvenience. He received a pension from Uncle Sam on account of it. After the close of the war he devoted his time and attention to the obtaining of a thorough business education and finally became the very fine penman, excelled by few, if any, in the state. He soon after became principal of the commercial college at Allentown, which position he has continued to hold to the present time, with credit to himself and profit to that institution.
Col. G.D. Post of Putnam, of Gov. Waller's staff is spending his vacation in town. Mr. R. W. Post was here over Sunday.
Mr. George O. Bingham of New London is also in town for a few days.
Mr. E.H. Perkins ahs leased Mr. W.M. Blackman's blacksmith shop and will carry on business there in the future. Mr. Perkins is a firstrate blacksmith and there is no doubt but that he will have all the work he can do. His son C.B. Perkins, who is also a good blacksmith will assist his father as he is able, his health having improved of late so that he is able to work part of the time.
The meeting of the Ladies society held at the house of Mrs. M.P. Yeomans was well attended notwithstanding the rain.
Mrs. L.D. Post had a night blooming cereus in blossom last Tuesday evening. It was a very fine one and well worth taking considerable trouble to see. It was visited during the evening by most of the people in the village, and by a considerable number from a distance. Mrs. Post obtained the plant from Shaw's greenhouse in St. Louis.

1300. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Ashford.
Mr. Gilbert Mathewson, of the firm of Mathewson Bros., New Britain and Miss Rose A. Southwort of Mansfield were united in marriage by the Rev. Francis Williams of Chaplin on Tuesday Aug. 7. They are to spend a week at Newport and then will return to New Britain.
Miss Anna E. Hovey of Stoneham, Mass., a relative of Archibald Babcock the donor of $6,000 to the town of Ashford is boarding at the Hotel in
Ashford through the warm weather.
Misses Lucy and Lottie Buck of Willimantic are spending a few weeks at their former residence in Westford.
Hobert Wright a commercial traveler for a Boston house is visiting at his home in West Ashford.
Wm. H. Platt salesman of Hislop, Porteous & Mitchel, Norwich, is spending his vacation at his home in Ashford.
Mrs. Leantha Baker of Boston daughter of George C. Perry is visiting her parent in Ashford.
A party from West Ashford spent a few days at Lake Mashapaug in Union, where a very pleasant time was enjoyed boating and fishing.
Mr. Edwin A. Buck of Willimantic together with Judge George Lincoln, of Ohio, and a former resident of Ashford spent a few days very pleasantly
with their friends in Ashford.

1301. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: A Squaw's Cunning. Says the Erie Dispatch: Those who think the poor Indian has lost his cunning can read the
following and be disabused. On Thursday night, as conductor Winston was taking the Lake Shore accommodation from Erie to Buffalo the brakes were applied, and the train brought to a sudden stop. Up flew the windows, and the passengers were horrified to see lying beside the track the apparently headless body of a human being. The conductor, brakemen, and many of the passengers sprang off and ran back to pick up the remains.
Upon near approach and investigation the supposed corpse proved to be a live young squaw under the influence of liquor. A red handkerchief wrapped around her head and shoulders gave her a very ghastly appearance, from a distance. Being assisted to her feet she exclaimed, "Me want to die! Me git run over!" Of course the kind-hearted conductor could not think of such a thing, and ordered her put aboard the train and carried to the next station, some four or five miles distant. Upon arriving there she was very carefully assisted off the train, and as it moved away she placed her thumb and fingers to her nasal organ, and went through a series of movements that would have done credit to any gamin, winding up with wafting a graceful kiss after the conductor as she disappeared around the corner of the depot. She had obtained a free ride, much to the amusement of the passengers and the discomfiture of the conductor. Little squaw heap sharp.

1302. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: First Duel in the United States. The first duel was fought between Edward Doty and Edward Leister, two serving men
who landed from the "Mayflower" with the Puritans. Little is heard for a long time of duels among the New Englanders, but a tradition exists that
Castle Island (now Fort Independence), in Boston harbor, was a favorite resort for the hot-headed sons of old England when they had affairs of honor to settle. Little was heard of dueling during the revolutionary period, but the close of the war and the establishment of American independence was a season of such frequent meetings between American officers and erstwhile Tories that the general second in command of our army made a public statement that the practice was "carried to an extreme in every point of view reprehensible and injurious." During the war with Tripoli American and British officers were constantly engaged. In 1819 so frequent were the troubles at Gibraltar between officers under our flag and british officers at the garrison that the governor forbade our vessels the port. The matter was made the subject of international adjustment.

1303. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Not Illiterate. According to Joaquin Miller, Gen. Joseph Lane, years ago a United States Senator from Oregon, so far from the illiterate person his political enemies described, was one of the best read men he ever met. He taught him to read Plutarch and Marcus
Aurelius and a dozen other classics. "Gen. Lane knew them so well," adds Joaquin, "that if I misread a single word as we lay under the oaks - he
looking up at the birds - he would correct me. He wrote in the old-fashioned, full, round style, every letter like print, not even a comma missing in letters of the greatest length. Using the simplest Saxon, he always said much in little - a duty of every writer of everything." The only specification of Lane's illiteracy was that he spelled God with a little 'g.'

1304. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Influence of Pictures. A room with pictures in it and a room without pictures differ by nearly as much as a room with windows and a room without windows; for pictures are loopholes of escape to the soul, leading it to other scenes and spheres, where the fancy for a moment may revel, refreshed and delighted. Pictures are consolers of loneliness; they are a sweet flattery to the soul; they are a relief to the jaded mind; they are windows to the imprisoned thought; they are books, they are histories and sermons, which we can read without the trouble of turning over the leaves.

1305. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Special advices from Indian Territory state that the difference between the Creeks are by no means adjusted, and that one faction of the tribe had asked the national government for military protection.

1306. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Is "dude" libelous? Not long since a suit was brought in New York City on the ground that it was; and more recently a vigorous Bloomington woman cowhided a clerical editor for calling her a "dudess"

1307. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: The doctrine of faith without works received a practical illustration in the case of that Illinois woman who being
converted to shouting Methodism, has since entirely neglected her household duties. Her husband has therefore sued for damages the revivalist who converted her from a helpmate into a noisy drone. Should he win his case, it will establish a singular precedent, and other husbands who think that more true religion is shown by their wives in having their suppers ready for them on their return from work than by praising the Lord at the top of their lungs may be expected to bring similar actions. In that case the Salvation Army will soon be bankrupt.

1308. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Scotland.
Rev. Mr. Holman supplied the pulpit of the Congregational church lasts Sabbath. The Rev. Mr. Wright of Boston is expected next Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank W. Carey brought the remains of their infant to Scotland for burial on Thursday of last week.
The funeral of Joseph Ryder (formerly of Scotland) was attended at the residence of Chas. A. Pendleton on Saturday.
Miss Sarah L. Carey of Willimantic has been spending a few days at C.A. Brown's.
A handsome granite monument has been placed in the family lot of the Reynolds' brothers.
Our popular stage driver rejoices in the possession of a new pleasure carriage.
The seaside cottage will be open for occupancy on Friday August 17th and those who intend to go should notify Mr. Jonathan Maine at once. The
"young folks" will make up the party for the first week and the "old folks" the week following.

1309. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: South Coventry.
Your correspondent noticed on the telegraph wires, a black swallow, something unusual but quite noticeable among its fellows.
Mrs. Ferdinand Lathrop will spend the month of August in her village home.
Alice Mason is expected home from Cleveland this week, where she has been enjoying a visit with Mrs. Hoxie.
Mrs. Dwight Nason has two little friends with her from Mansfield.

Mrs. Walter Briggs who has been quite ill is slowly recovering.
Frank Hull has been taking his vacation but will now resume his business.
Tea parties are becoming quite frequent Mr. Potter taking up some of the village ladies to Mrs. Babcock's on South street last Wednesday.
Frederick Manning has been spending a short time with his family.
Mrs. Dawley of Baltimore is with friends in this village.
A brilliant display of Northern lights on Sunday night was something unusual for July evenings.

1310. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Elections will be held to day in Utah which will in all probability test the efficacy of the Edmunds law. The polygamists are said to control directly or indirectly nearly every office.

1311. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: South Windham.
Johnson and Williams have received an invoice of coal.
Robt. Binns has for a pet a young otter. About one-third grown it is as intelligent and playful as a kitten.
A great deal of sickness has been prevalent here for several weeks, and many persons are decidedly unwell at present.
The funerals of Mrs. Alfred Simons and Mrs. A Kinne, Jr. were attended here Sunday July 29. Mrs. Kinne having been sick but a few days.

1312. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Tolland.
Angelo Aborn of Square Pond, Tolland county, has found a second courtship beset with difficulties. A few days since his wife left him, for what cause does not appear, and went to her father's house. Angelo, desirous of her return and distrustful of his powers of persuasion, secured a search warrant which was placed in the hands of Sheriff Austin Edgarton to serve. On Saturday the sheriff with a posse proceeded to the house of Slater, the father of Mrs. Aborn, and demanded admittance; for reply came a volley of musketry from the house fortunately wounding no one, but two of the posse had reminders in the shape of bullet holes put through their hats that the enterprise was fraught with danger, and deeming discretion the better part of valor withdrew with the rest of the sheriff's party.

1313. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Lebanon.
Henry A. Race and family have been sniffing the salt air and fighting mosquitoes for a week or more at Giant's Neck.
Mrs. Lydia Gardner the aged widow of the late Major Gardner, who has been sick for some time past, is slowly recovering.
The severe cut in the wrist sustained by "Prof." Henry W. Smith, our champion checker player, thanks to Sweet's salve and a little of Nature's assistance, is nearly healed.
Horse trotting on Town streets is now the favorite amusement. As the course lies between two churches it is believed, that as one is being receded from the other is correspondingly approached, the moral equilibrium of the people will remain undisturbed.
A tremendous thunder storm struck the northwest part of the town about 4 o'clock p.m. on Wednesday last. Trees were uprooted, fences prostrated,
corn laid low, and pretty much everything excepting a few large boulders blown helter-skelter in a very promiscuous manner. It is a remarkable fact that young bass and bullheads were taken up from the North Pond by the wind and carried a distance of over a mile and dropped in the road near the residence of Edward Caswell in Exeter where they were found and picked up by Mr. Storrs soon after the shower. Although this story is a little fishy, its truth is vouched for by a number of persons of undoubted veracity.

1314. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Rev. Father Walsh of Waterbury has been presented with a purse of $150 and a farewell testimonial on white satin. The gifts are from the pupils at the convent of the "Children of Mary" on the occasion of Father Walsh's removal.

1315. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Born.
Ashley - In Willimantic, August 2, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George D. Ashley.

1316. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Died.
Waite - In Willimantic Aug. 6, Addie L. Waite, aged 38 years.
Peckham - In Liberty Hill, Aug. 7, Harold Peckham, aged 1 year and 5 months.
Backus - In South Windham, August 7, Luther Backus, aged 53 years.
Huntington - In Mansfield, August 8, Sallie Huntington, aged 84 years and 8 months.
Shea - In Willimantic, August 3, Michael Shea, aged 21 years.

1317. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Columbia.
The reservoir is the frequent resort of parties from all localities, and last week the capacity of the grounds and boats was fully tested.
Miss Ester Porter is in town for a few days at Mr. O.W. Wrights.
John Porter of Putnam was in town on Friday to attend the funeral of his aunt Lovisa.
Mrs. G.B. Fuller with Misses Lillie and Jennie accompanied by Miss Edith Ticknor of your village and will spend the week in New London and vicinity.
Cecil Gates and wife are at home for a few weeks and Miss Holmes of New London is also the guest of her uncle Joseph E.H. Gates and we understand all the parties leave town this week for the shore.
Mrs. A.H. Fox and Miss Clara Holbrook are in East Hampton for a few days.
Mrs. Mary Wells of Lebanon has been spending three weeks with her sister Mrs. Dewey on Chestnut Hill.
Ansel G. Dewey and wife returned to Portland last week leaving his horse here to spend the winter.
Sheriff S.H. Dewey of Norwich was in town over Sunday.
Rev. James K. Hazen of Richmond, Va., preached to this people Sabbath afternoon.
James Graham wife and daughter were the guests of his sister Mrs. Belle Yeomans over the Sabbath.
Mrs. Lucy Holt of Rockville and the family are making their annual visit among relatives in town.
The Library building progresses slowly but work will be resumed this week and we hope to see renewed interest in the mater as the books have been received and the young people are anxious for them to be in their place for use.
The funeral of Mrs. Lovisa Porter wife of A.O. Wright was attended from her late residence on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. F.D. Avery
officiating. Nature seemed to be in sympathy with the bereaved ones as at the appointed time for the funeral solemnities, the clouds gathered and shed fast falling tears while inside the dwelling the scene was repeated on giving the last fond look on the features of her, they all loved so well who was so soon to be laid away from their sight forever. Mrs. W. had been an invalid for the past nine months and confined to her room for about ten weeks but bore her illness with that degree of patience and fortitude rarely witnessed, not a murmur escaping her lips, always cheerful with a kind word for all, watching quietly for the shining of His face as she knew He was coming shortly to summon her to the other world and now she has heard His voice in the darkness of earth, has called her His beloved and taken her poor tired spirit home to rest. With that calmness that was characteristic of this lady, she talked with freedom of the great change that was coming to her, selecting as a subject for her funeral services - Isaiah 12 - 2 and the day preceding her death, when it seemed as if but a few minutes were allotted her, uttering a prayer as only a dying woman could pray and repeating a few lines of the hymn, "Jesus lover of my Soul etc." From the nature of her disease she was obliged to rest wholly in her easy chair and thus death found her ready and waiting, a cheerful subject for his arrow, recognizing each member of her family to the very last. Mrs. Wright was a lady highly esteemed by all, a kind friend, good neighbor and a more than mother to her only daughter and grandchildren who, with the afflicted husband have the heartfelt sympathy of the entire community in their sad affliction.

1318. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: Connecticut Patents.
The following patents were granted to citizens of Connecticut bearing date of July 31st, 1883. Reported by Louis Bager & Co., mechanical experts and solicitors of patents, Washington, D.C.
E.F. Barnes, New Haven, combined pipe tongs and wrench.
E.F. Barnes, New Haven, pipe cutter.
Leopold Beaumister, Bridgeport, gas regulator.
Thomas Beenher, New Haven, snap hook.
Purmort Bradford, New Haven, grindstone hanger.
James Darling, Grosvenor Dale, razor strop.
C.S. Dikeman, Waterbury, napkin holder.
Wm. B. Fenn, Meriden, grinding and polishing machine.
S.H. Knapp and A.E. Adams, Danbury, elevated wire railway.
T.R. Pickering, Portland, machine for grinding drills.
J.H. Rossiter, New Haven, Machine for ornamenting metal surfaces.
S.R. Russ, Pine Meadows, metal toyplane.
C.W. Saladee, Torrington, two-wheeled vehicle.
Gen.Watkinson, new Haven, tap sole for rubber boots and shoes.

1319. TWC Wed Aug 8, 1883: The Danbury News says a bold attempt to make a felonious assault upon a daughter of Mrs. George Stringer in that
place was made of Mrs. George Stringer in that place was made Wednesday morning about 1 o'clock. A man entered the house through an open window. Went to the daughter's room, extinguished the light burning, and attempted the assault. She cried out, while he threatened to kill her, but she continued her cries and the mother rushing in the fellow sprang out of the window and ran away leaving his shoes under the window. An officer was soon called, but no trace of the villain could be found.

1320. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: About Town.
The town of Windham has a new express wagon for use at the alms house in the delivery of groceries to outside paupers.
Bishop McMahon administered the rite of confirmation to two hundred and forty children at St. Joseph's Catholic Church this (Wednesday) morning.
In mentioning the names of delegates from this town to the New Haven convention last week we inadvertently omitted the name of Captain Thomas
The fruits of good work are many fold. The excellence of Mr. S. Thalinger's work at the Opera House hair store brought him an order from New York last week his reputation having extended to the metropolis.
What kind of stuff is it that the Norwich Bulletin is giving us? "It was currently reported last night that "The Spoolers," a female base ball nine at Willimantic had challenged the Norwich nine to play ball with them."
G.W. Bentley, late superintendent of the New London Northern railroad is said to have charge of the construction of the new railroad between
Jacksonville, Florida and Tampa Bay. There will be 200 miles of road, about fifty miles of which are already graded.
Marshall Tilden has just refurnished a church with carpeting and cushions, the committee being able to get better prices of him than at Putnam which is the natural market for that town. The same church is talking of something like a thousand dollar organ.
The judge's bench at the superior-court room has been lowered and placed eighteen inches nearer the wall. This will be a more convenient location
for both judge and lawyers, as before the latter sitting near the bench would be nearly hidden from the view of the court.
Dr. G.B. Hamlin is improving these fine moonlight evenings by hunting the frisky coon. His most successful stamping ground is I the vicinity of Chestnut Hill in Mansfield, The baying of the hounds tells the residents of that vicinity, that some lively work is being done near by.

1321. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: The Linen company yesterday paid over the amount of the judgment rendered against them in the case of Jerrie S.
Wilson which amounted with costs to about $3,500. it is thought that the company spent about one-third of that amount in their defense. It is our
opinion that the young man has got but half of justice, but half a loaf is better than no bread.

1322. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Quite a ruffle of excitement was created yesterday in financial circles here by the intelligence that Geo. W. Ballou & Co., Brokers of New York, had failed Monday, with liabilities amounting to $500,000. William H. Bingham, son of Samuel Bingham, cashier of the Windham national bank, is a member and virtually at the head of the firm. Later assurances would seem to indicate that the firm will have a large balance after meeting its obligations. We hope this may prove true.

1323. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: A.R. Burnham & Co. have just received a carload of those celebrated Boston Buckboard company's carriages. They are the best carriages made for the price charged. Go and see them.

1324. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: The thunderstorm which visited this village Monday evening seemed to be from reports the southern portion of a
terrific storm, which passed around to the north of us. In Mansfield, Willington and Ashford the rain fell in torrents for about two hours and the thunder was constant and at times deafening. The house occupied by Dr. Truman Johnson was struck by lightning. The Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Bixby
of Providence, together with Dr. and Mrs. Johnson, were in a room through which the lightning passed. Dr. Johnson receive a shock from which he soon recovered.

1325. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: The Linen company have just perfected a system of electric lights about their premises which is in advance of anything introduced into practical use in this country. It is a method of storing electricity in any quantity desired in a large electric battery composed of numerous cells, and from this one or more currents of the fluid may be taken at will. A number of these batteries have been constructed by the company and the process was thoroughly and satisfactorily tested last evening at the store. The invention is known as the Brush Swan system and it is a great scientific triumph and particularly so as the most eminent European scientists have asserted that the storage of electricity is impossible.

1326. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: The adjourned school meeting in the upper district last evening was a rousing gathering and unusually lively even for such a gathering. The question of a new school building was definitely settled and work will son begin. Messrs. W.E. Phillips, J.E. Hayden and E.B. Sumner were appointed a building committee and they were limited in the cost of a building to $8,000. No provision was made for heating and furnishing which will cost not far from $2,000 additional making a total probable expenditure of $9,000 or $10,000. This amount of money ought to erect a building which will compare favorably with the Natchaug. It will be located on the extensive Valley street.

1327. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: A number of persons from this village interested attended the annual state temperance picnic at Fenwick grove last Thursday. They report it a very successful and enjoyable occasion with an attendance of about one thousand people. Numerous addresses were
offered by distinguished advocates of the cause and among them one by Mr. J.A. Lewis of this village. A committee was also appointed to represent Connecticut at the meeting of the national committee of the prohibition party at Lake Bluff near Chicago, August 24 - 27. Those appointed were the Hon. Elisha H. Palmer of Montville, nominated for congress last year from his district; Joseph A. Lewis of Willimantic, and A.R. Heath of Danbury secretary of the state central committee. George W. Boardman, of Middletown was nominated for sheriff of Middlesex county and Deacon William Hull of Clinton for senator from the twenty-first district.

1328. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: B.W. Maples, editor of The Norwalk Hour and Rev. John. R. Williams of Westport sail for Europe Saturday next to be absent some months.

1329. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Personals.
Mr. F.C. Dunham of Forrestville is spending his vacation with friends in this vicinity.
Mr. Thomas Little of Worcester, has been visiting relatives in town.
The smiling countenance of Mr. James E. Preston is again seen on our streets. He is located at Omaha, Neb., and is in the railroad business.
Mr. H.L. Wright after spending a week in Ashford is now doing the White Mountains with a party from Providence.
Mrs. Ida Tracy Read of Boston is with her mother at the old homestead on Pleasant street.
W.F. Roberts of New York is [ ] parents and friends here.
Lula Brayton of Providence is visiting Miss Susie Nichols and enjoying the [ ] atmosphere of Chestnut Hill.
Edwin A. Buck has been spending a few days at Block Island.
Mr. Wm. L. Hyde and Miss Ida Hicks are at Block Island.
Mrs. E.M. and Miss Alice B. Palmer are visiting friends at Northampton.
Mrs. Burton Hills of Hartford has been visiting Mrs. J.W. Webb.
Mrs. James Dougherty has been visiting relatives and friends in town the past week.
Mr. Arthur G. Kenyon of Brattleboro, Vt., is home on a short visit to his parents.
Mrs. Hyde Kingsley made a flying visit home this week, from her summer resort in Vermont to see how her new residence was progressing.
Mr. Daniel Martin of Brooklyn, N.Y., has been spending a few days at his country residence here.
Misses Alice and Jennie Hooker have just returned from a week's sojourn at Savin Rock.
Mrs. Henry F. Royce and family are among the mountains of Vermont for a week.
Mrs. H.C. Radford ad son of Brooklyn N.Y., is visiting her sister Mrs. Daniel Martin.
Mr. Peter Fetherston of Pascoag, R.I. is visiting relatives in town.

1330. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: The Malley jury held their annual reunion at the Hills' Homestead, Savin Rock, last Wednesday. Eight were present and Deputy Sheriff Pack dropped in. The jury arranged to meet again next year.

1331. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Andover.
Mrs. W.H. Bishop suffered from a severe attack of pneumonia last week, but is better now.
Station Agent Matheson, has been confined to the house for a few days by sickness, but he is also better.
Mrs. Smith from Norwich has taken the place of Mr. Nagle as night operator in the telegraph office.
The Rev. Mr. Ward and wife have recently had a little daughter added to their family.
Mrs. King of Cleveland, Ohio was here last week on a visit to her grandmother Mrs. A.F. Bingham.
Mrs. E.K. Post of Bristol was in town over Sunday.
Mrs. Julia Porter has gone to Colchester on a visit to her son F.E. Porter, Esq.
Mr. Ward Knickerbocker is in town on a visit to his sister Mrs. C.F. Johnson.

1332. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Mansfield Centre.
Mansfield is just now having its annual run of summer visitors. Hon.
Origin Storrs of Lockport, N.Y., and Judge Z.A. Storrs, of Hartford are at Mrs. S.M. Dewing's. At D.P. Storrs' are Mrs. Mary Goslee and son of
Glastonbury. Mr. and Mrs. Ketchem and children of Olean, N.Y., are visiting her mother Mrs. Charles Ramsdell. Mrs. F.J. Sheldon and children of Enfield are at the parsonage visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Glidden. N.L. Bishop and family are visiting at her father's, G.B. Armstrong. At C.H. Learned's are Mrs. Kingsley, of Meridan, and Ms. Griffin and her daughter Florence of Lawrence Mass. Mrs. Case has with her Mr. and Mrs. Freeman of Woodbridge, N.J. and Miss Eva Solice. Miss Della Brown, of Middletown is with her grandfather, L.D. Brown. Miss Carrie B. Glidden and the Centre sung by engagement at the Broadway church, Norwich, last Sunday. She received many favorable compliments and is engaged also for next Sunday. Mrs. J.D. Chaffee filled her place at the Centre choir. She is also an excellent singer.

1333. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Columbia.
The wife and son of the late Fayette Fitch of Hartford are at Addison Fitch's. Miss Clara Sawyer is a guest at the cottage of her uncle, Nelson Hollister, at Fenwick.
Geo. Sawyer, of New York, who is spending a couple of months in town, is expecting his two sisters on a visit the guests of their cousins.
Fayette Robinson, wife and daughter of Hartford accompanied by Mr. and Mr. Alexander of New York were in town a couple of days last week guests of Mrs. Sybil P. Robinson.
J.E.H. Gates has a nephew from New London with him for a few days.
Chas. A. Post of Hartford was in town Wednesday calling on his friends previous to a trip to Virginia accompanied by his wife and Miss Lizzie.
Henry Jacobs' son of Hartford is with his grandfather in West street.
Fred Avery is home in his vacation and Miss Julia also.
Rev. James K. Hazen D.D. occupied the sacred desk Sunday afternoon.
Carlos Collins is having another great improvement to his neat premises in treating his barn to a new coat of green.
Fred O. Clark, wife and daughter are spending a couple of weeks at Norman H. Clark's.
The outside of the library building is fast nearing completion and will to-day receive its first coat of paint.

1334. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: North Windham.
Preaching last Sunday by Rev. Mr. Dalrymple of Gurleyville. He was greeted by quite a large audience for this place. We understand that next Sabbath (being camp meeting Sunday) there will be no services whatever at our church.
Mr. J.W. Minthorn late day operator at the telegraph office has been transferred to the dispatcher's office in Boston while N.W. Hook formerly night operator takes his place, and J.E. Hanlon of Blackstone has charge of the night work.
D.S. Crumb left Monday afternoon for his home in Missouri.

1335. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Rev. Hugh Montgomery has been reappointed prosecuting agent for New London county.

1336. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: The body of a man named Patrick Clark a resident of Thomaston, was found floating in the Naugatuck River at the
dam back of Foster's grove, Friday morning. It had the appearance of having been in the water two or three days, and it is supposed that he committed suicide. Deceased was a man nearly sixty years of age.

1337. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Norwich has counted up and found that its seven cases of small pox, three of them fatal, cost $1,200 to $1,400. Most of the trouble came because the selectmen could not get their quarantine orders obeyed. Infected persons seem to have been possessed with a craze for running around and not burying their clothing properly, and this spread the disease. There were about 4,000 vaccinations during the excitement.

1338. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Frederick Long owed Billiardist Clark $8. Friday night Clark tried to collect. Long was in a humorous mood. "We'll shake and call it square," he said. Clark declined. Long calmly drew a revolver, cocked it, and put the muzzle against Clark's face. "Now I guess we'll shake," he ejaculated. Mr. Clark shook. Later policemen were trying to find Long. Both parties belong in New Haven.

1339. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: One of the cruel metropolitan papers says that the hypocrisy of the community is always exposed when there is a
slugging match at Madison Square Garden between any two lights in the prize-ring. Everybody denounces the show as brutal - and then 30,000
people go to see it.

1340. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: A peculiar case of blindness is that of William Vine, a tool maker formerly employed in Waterbury, but for a while engaged in Ansonia or thereabouts. He has been sick for some time, and it has resulted in total blindness. There is no actual disease of the eye, and the loss of sight is believed to be caused by physical weakness. There is hope of the recovery of his sight if his system can be toned up and his physical functions restored. The case is a singular one and is attracting much attention in medical circles.

1341. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: An old man, whose head had been curiously twisted to one side by disease, shambled into the New Haven police office Saturday, and asked for permission to peddle on the streets. The old man proved to be J. Heneage Carter, who at one time achieved a great
reputation on the stage as a dialect and character performer. He once made himself rich as the organizer and manager of the Carter Zouaves, a
troupe of girls drilled to a high state of proficiency in the Zouave manual. For several years following the breaking out of the rebellion it was a very popular and profitable entertainment.

1342. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: William Braley of Jewett City drove to Norwich, Friday afternoon, with a horse he had hired of a liveryman, to do some trading. He sold the horse and wagon for $16.40 and on hi return to Jewett City told the liveryman that the team had been stolen while he was attending to business in the city. Braley was arrested the same evening and locked up.

1343. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Edward Dailey of New Haven, 76 years old, was savagely assaulted on Saturday night by a gang of five young rowdies who infest the vicinity of West Bridge. They had been drinking lager beer from a keg in an adjoining lot, and Mr. Dailey happening along when the "keg was dry" they demanded money from him to purchase more beer. He declined to treat and the assault followed, during which Mr. Dailey's left hip was broken. Gregory Miller, James Tiernan, John H. Higgins, John Cunningham and Charles Cornell (colored) have arrested for the offense. Their ages range from 18 to 20 years. Mr. Dailey is comfortable under his injuries, but it will be many weeks before he is able to get out of his house.

1344. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: W.H. Chesebro, a young Stoningtonian, is in luck. A few days ago he went outside Sheffield's reef on a fishing trip,
and succeeded in catching only one little chub mackerel. He started for home thinking of the "fisherman's luck" as he gazed intently on the solitary mackerel. The fish seemed to have become suddenly attacked with convulsions, and during a spasm vomited a glistening substance the size of a small pea. Young Chesebro picked it up and, to his surprise, found that it was a real diamond. It's value has been estimated at $800.

1345. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: For Sale - A nice Black Walnut Chamber Set, with Chairs, Bureau, and Commode nearly new. Marble top. Will be sold at a bargain. Apply to G.F. Morrison, West end of Pleasant street.

1346. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: John Dalton left Naugatuck a week ago on the milk train and has not been seen or heard of since. He was a temperate and industrious young man and his friends fear foul play.

1347. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Misses Hannah Mulcahey of New Haven, Josie Shanley of New Haven, Jennie Lyman of Fair Haven and Lizzie Donnelly of Boston took the black veil at Mt. St. Joseph's convent, New Haven, Friday.

1348. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Edwin Schofield, who was town clerk of Stamford consecutively from 1844 to 1871, was buried last week. In 1857 Mr. Schofield's connection with the liquor business into which he had been led by his appointment under the old law as town agent, provoked the opposition of many of his former supporters, and the democratic candidate was elected. From that time forward his declining health put away from him all thought of re-entering the official service of the town.

1349. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Saturday several experimental drifts were made on oyster beds that had been newly shelled a month ago. In every
case the dredges came up with the oyster shells thickly covered with the "spat" or spawn of the oyster which had evidently attached itself to them within a fortnight's time. It was a phenomenal sight. Nothing has been seen like it before. If the spat thrives well there is enough of it over these beds to make the owners of them wealthy. Every year the shelling of exhausted beds is attended to, and the outlay is sometimes very large. The shells cost 7 cents a bushel and one firm put down $17,000 worth this season. The set on the beds above mentioned is said by an old oysterman to indicate that this will be the greatest year on record. For one of the beds on which $500 had been spat an offer of $3,000 was made and refused immediately after the examination.

1350. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Mansfield.
Despite the heavy rains of the 28 ult. And later the ground is still dry, although grass has started up afresh. Wells and streams are low. The mills at Daleville are obliged to run wholly by stream.
P.G. and J.S. Hanks are busily engaged putting machinery into their new mill and expect to be in running order soon.
Mr. C.J. Mason continues to make improvements in and about the saw mill and wagon manufactory. He is at present lowering his race way eighteen inches, preparatory to putting in a Leffel turbine wheel.
We have been shown the plan of Jame Hoyle's new dwelling house, and the building when completed, will make some of the finest residences in
Willington. The plan exhibits a neat and tasteful cottage with modern appliances.
Mrs. E.F.S. Anderson, a former resident of the town, but now of New Haven, is visiting at her brother's, Augustus Storrs, Esq.
Miss Emma Chapin of Springfield, is visiting friends in this town and Willington.

1351. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Colchester.
The new buildings of the Hayward Rubber company are nearly completed and the machinery is now being put in. Four large boilers are already set
and a 500 horse power Corliss engine is being put in place which, together with the 300 horse power engine now in use, will furnish the motive power for the heavy machinery. The increase of business will necessitate the employment of a large additional force of help, and will add much, it is expected, to the prosperity of the town. All materials and the manufactured goods are now received and sent direct from the works, instead of being carted to Norwich with horse teams as formerly.
There is much talk in regard to the attempt of a few inhabitants to seize on a portion of the old burying yard and erect horse sheds upon the graves of some of the old inhabitants of the town. A vote was passed at the last annual meeting, when but few were present, empowering them to do so. The building of the sheds meets with strong opposition and it is questioned by many whether the town has any power to allow them to be built. Whether this be so or not, it is certainly an act of vandalism that should be prevented if possible.
Nearly thirty joiners are now employed in the town, about a dozen houses being in process of erection in addition to several that have been completed the present season.
The Rev. S.G. Willard with his family is spending his vacation in Saratoga.
Prof. George H. Tracy, the principal of Bacon academy and his family are at Royalton, Vt.

1352. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Connecticut Patents. The following patents were granted to citizens of Connecticut, bearing date of August 7th, 1883.
Chauncey Buckley, Meriden curtain fixture.
I.B.B. Davis, Hartford, direct acting engine
Myron Coloney, New Haven, magazine gun.
Edwin Dews, Ansonia, die for drawing angular tubing.
J.S. Fray, Bridgeport, tool handle.
K.F. Griswold, Meriden, extension fixture for chandliers.
S.M. Hoye, Birmingham, machine for cutting sole shoes.
A.W. Johnson, New Haven, presser foot for sewing machines.
S.L. Joyce, New Haven, shoe.
Eleazer Kempshall, New Haven, button fastener.
Thomas Lomas, New Haven, machine for cutting billiard cue tips.
G.E. Merriman, Terryville, die press.
Mountford & Kelsal, New Haven, rifle sight.
S.S. Patterson, Bridgeport, preparing japanned and enameled leather.
L.B. Plimpton, Hartford, envelope
Wm. H. Rogers, Hartford, heat obstructing mixture.
J.B. Secor, Bridgeport, sewing machine.
Amos Shepard, Plantsville, hinge.
W.R. Somers, Bridgeport, power transmitter.
Wm. B. Stannard, Lyme, bench dog.

1353. TWC Wed Aug 15, 1883: Yung Wing, the Chinese educational commissioner for New England, arrived in San Francisco last week and will be in Hartford this week. His handsome new house, on the corner of Prospect avenue on Fern street, which was hardly completed at the time he was suddenly called back to China, a year and a half ago, has been unoccupied during absence. His wife and two children have been staying with relatives in Avon. Mr. Yung expects to remain in this country some years at least, and will move into his new home with his family some time the present month.

1354. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: About Town.
Lemon Kali makes an excellent drink for this sultry weather. Get it at Apothecaries Hall.
The recent rains have washed the streets in the borough very badly and a great deal of work on them is necessary to put them in decent condition.
An associated press dispatch says: Lee's foundry in Putnam was burned Tuesday night. The loss is stated to be very large. The insurance is small. Thirty men are thrown out of employment.
Col. W.E. Barrows, president of the Willimantic Thread company has invited the senatorial committee on labor and education, now in session at New York, to visit the factories of the company in this village.
A farm laborer named Thayer about 25 years old, a resident of Cumberland, R.I. was run over by a New York and New England freight train between Diamond Hill and Lanesville station Saturday night and beheaded.

1355. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: The adjoining towns of Mansfield contains eight postoffices. The oldest postmaster in office is Mr. S.S. Fuller at the "Four Corners" who has held the office thirty-one years, having been chosen in 1852 to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Joseph Woodward.

1356. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Dr. T.H. McNally has made a contract with the New York and New England railroad company to attend all persons
receiving injuries on their road between Andover and Hampton on the main line and between this village and Plainfield on the Providence division.

1357. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Jessie Bolles, the notorious Putnam rough who spends the greater part of his time in jail, was arrested in the alley between Union and Hamlin blocks by Officer Shirtliff for his old failing of getting fightingly drunk. He was brought before Justice Sumner and sent to jail for fifteen days.

1358. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: We see that some of the numskull quill drivers down there to Norwich are saying the Stars of that city will play the "famous Willimantics" next Saturday, and add that these clubs are playing a series of three games, each having thus far won one apiece. Norwich never had a ball club who could win a game from the Willimantics, has not now, and probably never will have.

1359. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Camp-meeting closed a fairly successful session on Monday and the cottagers some of them having been on the
grounds for two months, have all gone home. The meeting was not remarkable for transient attendants, their not being on any day an extraordinary crowd, but every cottage was occupied and a great many more could have been rented were they available. Spiritually the meeting ranked above any that has been held for years. The annual meeting of the association held on Thursday, the following officers we elected for the ensuing year: President, the presiding elder; Vice-president, Rev. L.W. Blood; Secretary, Rev. W. Ela; Treasurer, Huber Clark; Executive Committee (three years) David Gordon, J.F. Hewett, W. Pearce. The treasurer's report showed the receipts for the year to have been $1,815.90; expenditures, $1,574.77

1360. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: The annual meeting of the Connecticut Spiritualist Camp Meeting association was held in the pavilion at the camp ground, Niantic, Saturday afternoon. The officers were elected to hold office for one year from January 1st, 1884: President, R.E. Whiting of New Haven; first vice-president, Edwin Dayton of Meriden; second vice-president, Miss Eunice L. Ripley of Willimantic; secretary, D.A. Lyman of Willimantic; treasurer James E. Hayden of Willimantic. Board of management: Secretary, D.A. Lyman of Willimantic; treasurer, James E. Hayden, of Willimantic, E.M. Lyman of Springfield, E.L. Davis of Putnam, Gad Norton of Bristol, George A. Richards of New London, Miss E.L. Ripley of Willimantic, A.T. Robinson of Bristol, John Phillips of Bridgeport and R.F. Stanton of South Windham. Auditors: Jonathan Hatch, South Windham, E.M. Lyman, Springfield.

1361. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: One of the fiercest thunderstorms which has visited this section for many a day occurred Saturday evening, and one
more terrific cannot be recalled by the oldest inhabitant. The damage by lightning was very extensive and aggregates considerable loss. The record is being constantly increasing by numerous reports from the surrounding towns of damage done by the frisky fluid. In this village the lightning was unceasing and terrible and was a severe shock to the nerves of delicate and timid persons. About half past six o'clock a barn belonging to William F. Gates and located on the Mansfield road was struck and set on fire and entirely consumed. Persons living near by were shocked by the electricity. It contained only a quantity of hay and two pigs which perished. Insurance on the barn $800 and on contents $175. A house occupied by Mr. Parent at The Oaks received a call from the fiery visitor but only slight damage was done to ceilings and chimney. A great many telegraph and telephone poles and trees were shattered and at the corner of Railroad street a man was prostrated. A barn owned by Henry Albro near the Coventry depot was burned, together with five or six tons of hay. Fortunately he had not got his cattle up from the pasture for the night and the fact probably saved him a great loss. The damages was nearly covered by the $400 insurance. In the same town a house occupied by Mrs. D.W. Bingham was struck and considerably splintered thought not set on fire and she with two children were temporarily paralyzed. She had retired to her room from fear and the lightning passed through and split a post on the bed on which she lay.

1362. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Personals.
Mr. Julius Jordan has gone to Saratoga to give a concert.
Miss Hattie Fitch, Mr. Charles Southworth and daughter Nellie have been spending a few days at the shore.
Mrs. Jessie Palmer of Sing Sing is visiting at her father's, Mr. James Walden.
Mrs. A.P. Benner, is visiting her sister in Providence for a fortnight.
Mr. A.P. Benner expects to go this week to Maine, to attend the reunion of his old regiment - the 6th Maine volunteers.
Mrs. Ellen Lathrop and her mother have gone to Norwich on a visit.
Messrs. A.B. Palmer, L.J. Hammond and Roderick Davison started yesterday on their annual visit to their amiable friend Will Flanagan who is
proprietor of one of the finest hotels in that section at Malone, N.Y.
Mr. L.H. Hunt is taking his vacation and is now at Clinton, Mass.
Mr. John Rollinson and family of Naugatuck are visiting friends and relatives in town.
Miss Sarah Webb is spending her vacation in New London.
Messrs. Frank Morrison, P. Fitzpatrick and Charles Pimer are in Leeds, Mass., putting up machinery shipped by the W.G. & A.R. Morrison company.
Miss Belle Brown is visiting friends in Franklin, Mass.
Mrs. Mattie Fairbrother of Shelby Ohio, is visiting her sister Mrs. Pimer.
Mrs. Frank and Miss Gennevieve Regan of Rockville, are visiting friends in town.

1363. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Mansfield Centre.
The avenue boometh, and is at the zenith of its summer glory. The vacancies are full, and the long list of summer visitors gives evidence that the street has assumed its accustomed tony appearance for the season. But ere the fall of the sere and yellow leaf, the patrician host of Reverends, Judges and Honorables, will have departed, and the street will have relapsed into her usual three-fourths of a year somber melancholy, with naught to break the dull monotony, save the daily advent of John Bolles' mail chariot, and an occasional mule team from West Ashford.
Doctor Marsh is fast growing in practice and favor, and is regarded as a permanent fixture which could not well be dispensed with.
Last Saturday evening gave us the boss thunder storm. The rain fell, or rather poured in copious torrents, while Heaven's artillery seemed intent on doing a land office business, and gave us a touch of the truly sublime in nature. Some of the timid or perhaps terror stricken, were frightened, and got into as small a compass as possible. Notwithstanding all these necessary precautions the lightning paid us its compliments. Unbidden and unceremoniously, and without formality it entered the Payne dwelling house on the boulevards, occupied by Mrs. Eaton and family tearing of lath and casings, and raising the Old Harry with one room which had just been vacated by the inmates of the dwelling. Damage nominal. The cider mill and storage house combined belonging to Joseph P. Barrows, the south gamble of which loomed up on the horizon far above the surrounding trees and scenery and standing out in bold relief against a southern sky as if inviting a contact with the fiery balls of Jupiter, received a share of compliments for its bold temerity. The lightning tackled the extreme gable, ripping off boards, splitting posts and joist, and set fire on the first floor above the basement to a lot of loose and dry debris scattered among some barrels. Mr. Barrows son Walter was first at the scene and rolling a barrel of vinegar over bung hole down let out the contents, quenched the fire, and prevented the destruction of the building. Sunday evening duplicated Saturdays showers, but with less violence.
Next Friday, Aug. 24, will be sold at auction by order of Probate Court the undivided one-third of the two cranberry meadows, formerly the property of Wm. S. Eaton deceased, Wm. Reynolds, administrator. The above mentioned is a desirable, and paying property, and anyone wishing to invest will find this a rare opportunity. The meadows in question, since the death of Mr. Eaton some three years ago have been neglected consequently their general appearance belittle their real merit and intrinsic value. However anyone investing need have no fear about speedy and ample returns.
S.O. Vinton has purchased a track of timber land south of Wm. Gardiners and has placed a steam saw mill thereon. The mill is located in a slight
ravine leading from the ash swamp to the north cedar swamp. The apparently insignificant little buzz saw is fast whittling the primeval forest into proportionate timber for railroad purposes. Huge heaps of saw dust now cumber the ground where, tradition says once stood the red man. The lumber is carted to Eagleville, the nearest station, there to be loaded on the cars, thence to be whirled away - echo answers, where.

1364. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: South Windham.
Mr. Sanger and Miss Eaton have been reengaged to teach the next term of school in this district.

1365. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Scotland.
Rev. A.A. Hurd, formerly of Scotland, delivered a lecture here on Monday night.
Mr. George Fitch of Windham has bought the Lewis Gager farm and has moved there.
Mr. Henry Smith and family of Providence have been visiting friends in town.
Marcus Smith has gone to Cincinnati to work for his uncle John Tabor.
The hotel barn was the scene of a fight last Thursday between J. Morse and S.H. Hughes the latter was somewhat discolored about the face both
entered a complaint to Justice Anthony and plead guilty and paid one dollar and costs.
It is expected that Mr. Brewster of Danielsonville will address the people next Sabbath on temperance. There is need of something besides talk here.

1366. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Caught in an elevator and crushed to death in a few moments was the sad ending of Johnny Barry in Ansonia, aged 14 Thursday morning at the brass and copper company's factory in Ansonia. He went down the elevator with a fellow worker about the same age, named Andy Fogarty to get some waste from the room in the yard. On returning Fogarty started up the elevator and told Barry not to jump on, which he did, part ways and was caught between the elevator and the second floor. The pressure caused the elevator, although capable of lifting five tons, to stop, only for which he would have been torn in two. He was caught across the abdomen and it took several minutes to extricate him, as the floor had to be sawed around him.

1367. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Mrs. Patrick Sullivan of Fair Haven was struck and fatally injured by the Shore Line train Saturday morning on the outskirts of New Haven. The deceased was a little deaf and was walking on the track. Her husband is a track laborer on the Hartford and New Haven road.

1368. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: The large barn belonging to J.D. Alvord on Ogden street East Bridgeport, was destroyed by fire Saturday night about 11:30. Three horses that were in the barn were waved. The loss is about $1,200.

1369. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: In perusing the daily papers we were forcibly struck with the alarming increase in suicide. On one day we noticed the startling record of one column and a half of self murders. They included all classes of society, from the despairing laborer out of work and the overstrained school-boy to a foreign minister and the wife of a United States senator. Evidently the "Almighty's canon 'gainst self-slaughter" is less and less regarded in these scientific and material days.

1370. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: It is not apprehended that the recent heavy failures of Wall street speculators will have any serious effect upon the business of the country at large. It is fortunate that speculation in stocks, for the past few years, has been in the main confined to professionals, and, though it sometimes happens that individuals lose heavily outside the professional jobbers, yet these failures are not regarded as of great importance outside the stock brokers.

1371. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: The present facilities for reaching various cool, quiet and pleasant summer resorts, and the comparatively small,
expense actually necessary at such a place, are not thoroughly understood by many people who think the average pocketbook not equal to the demands of this kind of recreation. The benefit to be obtained from a few days of rest and relaxation, and a change of sceno, should be more enjoyed by people of moderate means. A day's trip on a crowded excursion to the sea shore, may be enjoyable, but the real benefit to be obtained from rest and quiet cannot be had in a day. To the mechanic and his family especially, such rest and recreation would be decidedly beneficial, and well worth a little economy in other respects.

1372. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Week before last the Catholic Total Abstinence Union of America held a convention in Brooklyn. It was attended by prominent Irishmen from this country and Ireland. Among them were several followers of Parnell, who urged the liberation of the Irish from whiskey, as essential to the success of the Irish cause in Ireland. Patrick Egan, one of the speakers, declared himself a total abstainer from liquor, and said that a great change for the better had taken place in Ireland in favor of temperance. The president of the Irish National League of America, Alexander Sullivan, made a speech declaring that if Irishmen would keep free of rum, they would be successful. Father O'Reilly of Detroit, made a telling speech in which he urged that the great struggle between temperance and intemperance in this country, be carried on with all the energy possible. This national meeting was an enthusiastic one, the Academy of Music being crowded to overflowing, Mr. Dennis McCarthy, of this town, took a prominent part in the deliberations of the convention and made a very able and eloquent address before that body in behalf of the cause of temperance in which he takes so much interest.

1373. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Well here is another phase of humane dissatisfaction. We wonder if harmony will ever reign supreme. While most other denominations have more than they can do in the way of fighting the devil and one another, a large number of Presbyterians have assembled in convention to war against the organ as a participator in church services. If Presbyterian organs are as badly played as some others that might be specified the brethren would be quite excusable if their opposition were to organ music only, but the instrument itself seems to be the rock of offence. The denomination takes the primitive Church as its model all things, that the early Christians never worshipped with an organ unless they got it on credit. But neither did they walk in carpet aisles, sit in cushioned pews or sing psalms from gilt edged books in full morocco bindings. And does anyone suppose that any church ediface in the early days had a bell on top of one end and a debt all over the rest of it? The brethren would do well to go slow if they intend to remain consistent.

1374. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Tolland County Jail. The easy escape of the Hauerwaus brothers from the county jail has brought out facts in
connection with county affairs which should be thoroughly understood and appreciated by every voter. There is no other county in the state in which affairs connected with the management of the jail and the county prisoners are conducted in so penny wise and pound foolish a manner as in our own county. The sheriff appoints a jailor with the approval of the commissioners, who is entitled to receive for the board of the prisoners, $2,25 per week. When prisoners are committed the jailor receives from the sheriff instructions regarding their safe keeping. The men are kept according to these instructions until the sympathy of the jailor or the leniency of the commissioners creates a change and more liberties are allowed. In other counties the food is provided by the county, the jailor has an assistant so that one is always at hand, and jail breaking is the exception. In Tolland while the prisoners are out at work about the premises or for the farmers in the village they frequently escape. The records will show during the past two years several instances of such. There is need of immediate change in the manner of conducting the county jail, and we feel assured such will be the case at as early a date as practicable, when the whole facts are brought to public attention. - Tolland County Journal.

1375. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Ashford.
John Philips had one finger nearly severed from his hand and two others badly injured by coming in contact with a circular saw in the Blind factory at West Ashford. Dr. Johnson was called to dress the wound and it is doing well.
The Aetna Insurance Co., have adjusted the loss to Mrs. J.A. Wenburg and promptly paid over the amount of insurance within the sixty days provided in the policy.
Thos. J. Peck and wife, John Bliss and wife, Chas. A. Lee and wife have been visiting a week at Block Island.
Marvin Knowlton formerly of Ashford but more recently of London, Canada West is visiting friends here.
Chas. D. Edgar is making repairs on his buildings in Warrenville.

Marshall H. Whitford is building a new house in Ashford village on the place where Joseph Phillips formerly lived.
Two churches in Ashford are without pastors.
During the heavy shower Sunday evening the lightning played several curious freaks about the house of R.H. Squier, entered near the chimney and passing down and through several rooms scattering the plastering in various directions but very fortunately injuring no one in the house.
A large party gathered at the residence of John Bliss in Warrenville to witness the opening of a night blooming cereus which took place between the hours of nine and ten o'clock in the evening, two blossoms being fully developed and filled the house with their fragrance.

1376. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Andover.
Deacon Nathan Lyman died quite suddenly last Saturday afternoon. Although he had been suffering from heart disease for some time past he was able to keep about up to the day of his death. Deacon Lyman was born in Andover and has lived there all his life. He was a good and useful citizen, a kind neighbor and was well beloved in this community. He had been a member of the Baptist church for more than fifty years. His funeral was attended from the Baptist church Monday afternoon and was largely attended particularly by the elderly people of our town. His age was seventy-one.
A brakeman fell from an east bound freight train, near Burnap's brook Saturday afternoon and was so badly injured that he died soon after he was brought to our station. Dr. M.B. Bennett medical examiner for Andover was called, but did not deem an inquest necessary. It is a singular fact that a brakeman fell from a train at the same point, about a year ago, but fortunately was not killed.
During the shower of Saturday night both the house and barn of Mr. George F. Blackman were struck by lightning and an ox and two cows killed near the barn. Fortunately neither house or barn was set on fire. Mrs. Blackman received a severe shock, a portion of the plastering being torn off the room in which she was sitting.
One hundred and fifty more books were received last week from Mr. Thomas E. Porter for our library. Mr. Porter is one of the kind of men who is
never weary in well doing. Our library now contains 950 volumes of books and about 100 magazines.
Prof. W.L. Blackman left Monday for his home in Allentown, Penn.
Chas. F. Lincoln has been appointed postmaster in place of E. Hall, resigned.
The powder mill company at Hazardville makes it a rule that employes shall have their lives insured and pays half the premium. The family of
Leonard, the man killed by an explosion, Tuesday, receives $2,000.

1377. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Canadian authorities notify Captain Rhodes that any attempt to swim Niagara whirlpool will be treated as the act of
an insane person and prevented.

1378. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Martin Casey, a desperado living on the wild border between Rensselaer county and Massachusetts, charged with many of fences, was ambushed by a posse, attempted to run, was shot and captured.

1379. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Mansfield.
Pastures of late have been much dried up and cattle are going short of their needed allowance of feed. Milkmen complain of a short supply of milk and have to feed an extra quantity of meal in order to keep up the usual quantity of milk. It is related of a milk vender that in supplying one of his customers a small fish was discovered swimming in the measure when he dryly remarked, "that pesky cow must have been in a swimming again."
A machine for lifting large boulders from their native bed is being operated in Coventry and rocks that have long been an eyesore to the owner of the land are being removed. It is a cheap way to get them out and will pay for the trouble.
Mr. Martin who has carried the mail for the last four years between Mansfield Centre and Gurleyville, supplying the office at Spring Hill on the route, has retired from the business. Forty-five cents for the found trip of twelve miles could not be considered remunerative yet the old man performed his duty through sunshine ad storm seldom losing a trip.

1380. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: S.R. Hurlburt of Winchester, Frank E. Stoneman and Thomas Cullinan of Bridgeport, were the candidates examined
at Bridgeport Thursday, for appointment to the naval academy. It subsequently appeared that Stoneman does not live in the district and that his papers were forged.

1381. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Among the exhibits of feminine Connecticut genius at the national fair of the New England Manufacturers and
Mechanics institute in Boston next month, will be an elaborate three-fold screen and a plaque in oil by Mrs. John D. Whitney of Bridgeport; six [quarto?] volumes of pressed plants from the vicinity of Meriden by Miss Emily J. Leonard of that place and a book of drawings and descriptions of plants as seen under a microscope by Alice H. Derby of Meriden. Many exhibits have been entered by ladies of this state.

1382. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Edward J. Casen, Jr., one of the parties who was before the New Haven city court, several weeks ago charged with the theft of several hundred dollars worth of raw rubber, has been rearrested in Boston on a civil suit and taken to New Haven, where it is expected the criminal prosecution will be renewed. Young Casen, who is only eighteen years old, is said to have been coerced into his share in the thefts by his father, who frequently whipped him and kept him in abject state of fear.

1384. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: The livery stable of E. Root in Ansonia was burned down Friday night. The horses in the building were got out and part of the wagons. The roof fell in before all the property could be removed, and several men narrowly escaped, the last out being slightly grazed by a timer as the roof fell in. The loss was about $8,000 and is fully covered by insurance.

1385. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Died.
Hyde - In Franklin, August 18, Lovisa C. Hyde, aged 71 years.
Schramer - In South Coventry, August 18, Louis Schramer, aged 4 months.
Holmes - In Columbia, August 20, Alfred H. Holmes, aged 1 year and 4 months.
Lyman - In Andover, August 18, Dea. N.H. Lyman, aged 71 years.

1386. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Help Wanted. 20 good girls to spool and wind thread. Good wages and steady employment guaranteed. Apply to The National Thread Co. Mansfield Hollow Conn.

1387. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: American Woods. There are a large number of valuable woods and timbers grown in this country that are used for
commercial purposes. Among others, the following are common, viz: Ash, for furniture and wagon wood; birch, for bobbins and for furniture; chestnut, for furniture and ornamental work; catalpa, for the same; elm, for wagon making and ship building; hickory, for wagons, buggies, handles, etc.; locust, for ship building, as trenails, etc.; maple, for ornamental work and frames for machines; osage orange, for wagons and buggies; pine, for timber; oak, for ship building; yellow pine, for the same and for building, furniture and ornamental work; spruce, for dairy package; basswood, for light pleasure sleighs and chair-bottoms; willow, for charcoal, for gunpowder and for woodenware; walnut, for gunstocks, furniture and cabinet work; cherry, for the same, apple and pear wood, for coarse engravers' blocks, for tools and mallets, also for imitating ebony for ornamental work; poplar, for furniture; red cedar, for pencils and moth-proof trunks; poplar, spruce and buttonwood are also used for wood paperpulp; indeed, there is scarcely one of our native trees that is not useful for some commercial or industrial purpose. Sumac twigs and leaves are used for dyeing and tanning, and are worth seventy dollars a ton. Yellow locust is used for pins and trenails; white locust differs from it in the color of the wood and in its toughness and strength.

1388. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Columbia.
Burdette Downer and sister Georgiana, are spending the week in Putnam.
Carlos Collins and wife are in Boston visiting his brother Chester. His blacksmith shop is receiving a new coat corresponding with that of his barn.
Albert Brown is with friends in Bristol.
Geo. Bill of Norwich was the guest of Giles Little for a few days and now John H. Yeomans of Mansfield is recreating at the same place.
Mrs. Parks of Norwich is with Mrs. A. Brown for a few days.
William Foote and wife of Colchester are visiting their daughter Mrs. C.N. Gallup, M.D.
A.H. Fox, has recently been appointed business manager of the Cornet band.
W.H. Yeomans, has erected in his croquet yard a wall tent 10 feet square. It is furnished with tables, chairs, a folding cot bed, etc., and presents quite a hospitable appearance. Also at his residence on Sunday evening a night blooming cereus opened some beautiful blossoms in one evening and had exhibited several different times on previous evenings. The residents on the green were somewhat startled one afternoon last week by the cry of murder, murder, issuing from an apartment recently occupied by a stranger to this people. A general stampede to the place resulted in the disclosure that the man had returned from a visit to Willimantic under the influence of something stronger than soda and began abusing his wife to such an extent the above cry was given. He soon ascertained "such goings on" were not allowed here and subsided.

1389. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Chaplin.
Chas. Martin has lost his pet horse which was as well known in this community as his owner. It stepped on a nail and limped a little but nothing serious was thought to be the matter but it was taken with lockjaw and died very suddenly. Mrs. Martin who has been sick all summer is a very little better but unable to bear any weight upon her feet or sit up but little.
Rev. S.W. Robbins of South Manchester has been visiting friends in this place the last week.
A little son of Mr. Case fell while playing in a shop and broke his arm, Thursday. He was carried to Willimantic and the bone set and he is quite
There are two brothers, living in Hampton one of whom is 85, and the other 95 years of age. They buried a brother a year ago or more who was 97 years of age.
M.F. Palmer, teacher of the Natchaug school, is visiting in Woonsocket, Providence and Newport.
Henry Kenyon of Hampton had a valuable horse gored to death by a cow, a short time since.
Walter E. Clark has gone to Deep River to spend a few days with an uncle.

1390. TWC Wed Aug 22, 1883: Eastford.
Frank Bowen of Eastford, through a bad temper, has gotten into serious trouble. He sold a pair of oxen to a man from Central Village, agreeing to drive them to Elliot station, in Abington, to bind the bargain. Before he separated from the purchaser and after pocketing the $20 of the purchase money, he told him that he would not drive the oxen to the station, and refused, when requested to return the $20. Consequently he was sued, and the purchaser of the oxen gained his case. But Bowen left the court room unceremoniously, making no offer to settle, and returned home. The man immediately sent Deputy Sheriff Thompson, of Central Village to Bowen's place, with an execution to collect his debt, with orders to levy on the oxen if he did not get the money. As Bowen refused to pay, the deputy attached the oxen and proceeded to drive them off. This angered Bowen and he seized a cart stake and struck the officer on the head, cutting a severe gash. He, however succeeded in the effort, and drove the oxen to the Village, where his wounds were dressed by Dr. Ormsbee of Westford. Sheriff Braman was immediately sent to arrest Bowen, but he was no where to be found.

1391. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: About Town.
A.W. Turner is laying the foundation for his new house on Walnut street.
William Dodge is building an addition to his residence on Prospect street and otherwise improving the premises.
A change of 34 degrees in eight hours - from 5 am, to 1 pm yesterday - shows what kind of weather we are having now-a-days.
Rev. F.D. Blakeslee, A.M., of East Greenfield, R.I. will occupy the Methodist pulpit next Sunday, Rev. Mr. Leavitt has been suffering from
hemorrhage of the bowels for five weeks, but is now better.
Willimantic females disdain the weak aesthetic cigarette and now use none but the clear Havana. A brace of aforenamed were noticed on the
Congregational church steps the other evening puffing away with the vigor of old habituates. Shame.

1392. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: The telephone company has completed the line connecting this place directly with Putnam, Providence and Worcester. Subscribers who have been obliged to send their telephone communications to those points via Norwich will appreciate these additional facilities, particularly as this line is a very poor one for communication.

1393. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: At H.H. Flint's drug store may be seen some splendid specimens of Early Rose potatoes, one of them weighting 19
ounces and 5 weigh [sic] 5 pounds. They were cultivated by Ralph W. Robinson of Hampton. The land was fertilized by a certain product of ammonia, which Mr. Robinson obtained at Flint's drug store and which is for sale at that place.

1394. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Mr. W.D. Brigham left for Boston Monday morning to superintend the arranging of the Linen company's exhibits at
the Mechanics' fair which opens September 3d. The various processes necessary to make a spool of thread will be illustrated by thirteen girls selected from the different departments of the company's works. The power will be furnished by an Amington [Armington?] & Sims engine, which will be in charge of one of the young ladies.

1395. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: G.F. Morrison, residing on Pleasant street, will start for Southern California about October first with the intention of taking up a permanent residence there. He contemplates locating at Santiago and engaging in the cultivation of grapes. He takes this step in accordance with the recommendation of his physician who deems a change of climate the only thing which will restore him to health. Mr. Morrison leaves a very desirable and lucrative position in Hartford.

1396. TWC Wed Aug 29. 1883: The committee of the Congregational church society have received letters from Rev. S.R. Free stating that his health has not been very good during his vacation, but that he expects to return to-morrow (Thursday). He will occupy the pulpit next Sunday morning and officiate at the communion services in the afternoon, but he will hardly be able to preach Sunday evenings for a short time. Mr. Free has been suffering from a bilious attack and it has of course reduced him in strength considerably. He has for the past year been over-working, and, not being a robust person, when the period of relaxation came it had a sort of reaction. His very extensive circle of friends and admirers wish him a speedy restoral to perfect health.

1397. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: The advent of September will dissolve the superstitious injunction against the use of oysters in those months which are unfortunate enough not to possess an "r," and the lovers of that luscious bivalve will thereafter be free to indulge their appetites to their hearts content with impunity. Holmes, the popular Railroad street fish dealer, will begin this week to dispense opened oysters in bulk to his customers. He has received the exclusive right for this vicinity to handle the Fair Haven oysters furnished by the well-known firm of F. Mansfield & Son.

1398. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: The following from the Hartford Courant is also of interest in this place where the philanthropic doctor was anxious to donate one of the suberb monuments to perpetrate his name: - "Says the New Haven Union; Hartforrd respectfully declined Dr. Coggswell's offer of a drinking fountain with a statue of himself on the top of it. We congratulate our neighbors on the good taste that refuses to lend itself to advertising schemes that savors of impudence and is disgustingly egotistic. A man who erects statues to himself gives proof that he does not deserve them and that no one else would think of commemorating him."

1399. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Considerable sport is afforded the admirers of horseflesh by the new track, and a number of speedy ones take a
practice spin around the course about every day. Charles T. Kenyon of Providence is using it for the training of four trotters which have been placed in his charge. We hear it stated by the horsemen that it is the best half mile track in the state. Lawfully conducted there is no more harmless amusement than horse racing, notwithstanding our neighbor, the Transcript, thinks it conducive to bad morals. The managers having this exhibition in charge will see to it that it is conducted in a high-toned, creditable and [interesting entertainment?]

1400. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: George W. Burnham on Monday evening met with an accident at Lake Pleasant where he has been attending a spiritualist campmeeting for a number of weeks, which will take him quite a period to recover from. He was standing on a ladder taking down his tent when the ladder slipped from its bearing and in jumping he broke his leg near the ankle. It is to be hoped that Mr. Burnham will not suffer permanent injury from the accident, but at his time of life a broken bone is a most obstinate thing to overcome. Another gentleman met with a similar accident there the other day under circumstances quite similar.

1401. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: The Natuchaug school begins its fall term Monday Sept. 3, 1883, under very favorable auspices. During vacation an
addition has been built on the school room with broad stair ways to be used as additional exit in time of need and also for the daily convenience of the school. The following corps of teachers are engaged: high school department, Prof. J.B. Welch, principal; Miss Lizzie C. Woodman, assistant. Grammar department, Miss E.M. Crittenden 7th and 8th grades, Miss Hattie E. Brooks 6th, Miss Florence L. Phelps 5th. Primary Department, Miss Alice B. Palmer 4th grade, Miss Addie A. Yorke 3d grade, Miss Clara A. Crittenden 2d grade; Miss Mary A. Dorrance 1st grade. School in the First district begins on the same day with an excellent corps of teachers and, although we are unable to give all their positions, we give their names: Prof. C.F. Merrill, A.M., principal of the Willimatnic high school and Miss M.B. Martin assistant. In the lower grades Misses Ida M. Clement, Clara A. Dawson, Sarah M. Kenyon, Ida M. Avery, Winnie L. Hudson, Inez Brown.

1402. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: A Misunderstanding. The other day an intelligent appearing man went into the railroad station and inquired at one of the ticket offices when the next train left for Hartford. "Four-forty, Boston time" was the prompt reply. It happened that the dispense of pasteboards, besides doing his regular business was just then trying to convince a doubting Italian railroad laborer that he had received his correct change and was also the unwilling listener to the loud comments of an indignant countryman who was anxious to convince somebody that the fare was too high. Naturally he was a much occupied man, and the traveler thinking that his question could not have been fully digested, and therefore the answer must have been ill-considered passed out to the baggage room with an air that spoke volumes for his want of confidence in the reliability of railroad officials. Here he found comparative leisure, and in response to his reiterated inquiry he was told that his train would leave at twenty minutes to five, "Twenty minutes to five" he exclaimed impetuously as he cast a look of dignified condemnation in the direction of the ticket-seller, "and that fellow didn't know any better than to tell me it went at four-forty."

1403. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Quite a number of our people availed themselves of the chance to witness the new system of electric lighting by the Linen Company Monday evening and a party of gentlemen from abroad were also present to inspect the new invention in practical operation. The store and second story of mill No. 2 were illuminated and would seem to have proved beyond a doubt that this process of lighting is the most successful, satisfactory and inexpensive which has yet been invented. The light produced by the new burners made by the Brush Swan company has a soft, agreeable effect on the eye, being in this respect superior to the original electric light which is harsh, piercing and almost unendurable. By the system of storage in use whereby the electricity is accumulating in tanks throughout the day with the expense of no extra power, it is claimed that what is equivalent to one thousand feet of gas at a cost of $2.50 can be produced for 50 cents by this process.

1404. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Superior Court. The August term of the superior court came in here Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with Judge Henry Stoddard on the bench. The trial list contains twenty four cases to the jury and one hundred and ten to the court. The state's attorney gives notice that he will not try any criminal cases at this term except where the accused is in jail and demands a trial. This action of the state's attorney is in consequence of two criminal terms having been provided for Windham county by the legislature last session. Nine prisoners were brought over from the county jail by Sheriff Osgood and most of them have been disposed of. Nelson Douglas who obtained of H.E. Remington & Co. on Isaac Sanderson's forged order pleaded guilty and got six months in jail. Wm. Gilbert and Charles White for breaking into the depot at South [cent?] Sunday, were sentenced to the state reform school during their minority. The boys are each fifteen years of age. After pleading guilty Francis Edwards for his recent stabbing assault on Thomas Hastings, was sent to the county jail for six months.
Joseph Corbin for assault on and shooting at John Malloy at Woodstock also pleaded guilty and received the sentence from one year in states prison. Medora Bushaw for theft of a watch from Henry LaRue at Plainfield responded guilty to the clerk's call and was fined $1 and sentenced to six months in jail. Patrick Madden of Plainfield for burglary pleaded guilty and got two years in state prison. Byron Wilcox for similar offence was sentenced to state prison. Samuel Ross is being tried for assaulting George Rood at Windham on the 13th of July last. It appears that Ross who had been working for Rood having been ordered to quit work on the day in question, addressed violent language to the latter and threatened him with bodily harm. Case still on. Bennett vs. Agricultural Insurance Co., assigned to jury Thursday, Sept. 6th. This case was tried a year ago and the jury gave a verdict for plaintiff; the case was taken to Supreme Court on the errors of Judge Andrews in charging the jury and a new trial granted.
Following is the jury list for this term: Brooklyn, John N. Burdick, Albert D. Putnam; Hampton, Ralph W. Robinson, William H. Burnham; Killingly, Albert Bartlett, Orrin S. Arnold; Richard Bartlett; Pomfret, John W. Clapp, Darius Colburn, Alexander Warner; Putnam, Charles N. Allen, L.H. Fuller; Woodstock, Waldo Phillips, Joseph Fargo, S. D. Skinner; Plainfield, Jonathan Green, John S. Smith, Henry S. Newton.

1405. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Personals.
Miss Nellie Desmond of Norwich is visiting the Misses Lynch.
Mr. Eugene Connor returned yesterday from Lowell Mass., where he has been visiting a friend for the past week.
Mrs. J. Dyer of Boston is visiting her daughter Miss M.F. Dyer, at the residence of H.E. Capen.
Mr. W.H. Kingsley, and wife of Meriden, Mrs. Burton Hills, and Messrs. Orrin and Lyman McCray of Hampden, Mass., are spending a few days at Mr. M.E. Lincoln's.
Messrs. J.L. Walden, J.S. Morrison, and C.E. Strong have been camping out on the beach near New London.
Mr. T.M. Harries [sic] has been in New York for a few days.
Mr. Noah Freeman of Holyoke is visiting his sister Mrs. A.B. Palmer.
Walter Babcock, of Milwaukee, Wis, is visiting friends here, after three years absence.
Miss Gertie Comstock of Worcester, Mass., is spending a few days in town.
Miss May Kinney, of Boston, is visiting at A.B. Adams.
Mrs. L. Warner and son are on Cape Cod for a week.
Dr. Frank Wheeler of New Haven is the guest of Dr. T.R. Parker.
Mr. P. Kinney, of Hartford is visiting Miss Kate Fisher on Church street.
Mr. and Mrs. W.A. Babcock of Cleveland, Ohio, with Mr. Kingsland of Columbia S.C., and Mr. Prince of New York are visiting at Mrs. Babcock's
on South street, South Coventry.
Mr. Lorenzo Freeman and Mrs. Philura Crosby, of Missouri, the latter not having been east for thirty years, are visiting Mr. J.H. Freeman on
Spring Hill.
Miss Florence Sears of Rockville has been visiting her grandmother Mrs. Emeline Shumway of Spring Hill.
Misses Alice Crane and Louy Gardner are visiting at Rockville.
Mr. Fred A Tucker of Springfield called on his old friends last week.
Mrs. Hattie Pimer is visiting friends in New London.
Mr. Arthur Barrows of New York is visiting Mr. R.P. Barrows at Mansfield Centre.
Miss Emma Stearns of Hartford is visiting Mr. J.H. Stearns.
Mrs. Mary White of Hartford is visiting her mother Mrs. T.J. Taft.
Misses Ella and Lilly Whiteside are spending a few days at their home in Warren, Mass.
Miss Maggie Ashley is spending a part of her vacation in Hampton.
Miss Julia Winton has been visiting her uncle Mr. Eugene Winton.
Mrs. Rev. Lester Potter is visiting her sister Mrs. Philo Thompson.
Miss Estelle Johnson has returned from a visit at Hebron View.

1406. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: North Windham.
Almost all our population have had a respite from labor and care for a few days at the seaside or elsewhere, and quite a delegation is now absent, but the influx of visitors keeps our number good. Mr. A. Stewart and family, also Andrew Litchfield and wife of Astoria, L.I, have been making extended visits in this village and Willimantic. Misses Della and Lottie Burnham of Hartford have been the guests of Miss Alice Hunt. We see the familiar face of Mrs. Henry Brown of Middletown among our arrivals. Miss Sarah L. Peck has recently arrived home for a visit from Montreal. Mr. Horace Carey of Joliet, Ill., but a former resident of this place, has been visiting relatives and oldtime friends after an absence of thirty years. He thinks the changes very great in the village and its inhabitants. Miss Annie Gormley has all summer had a house full of guests from Boston and elsewhere. Mrs. Albert Hartson has been entertaining her sisters and their families from Springfield and Florence Mass., and so we might go on speaking of others but will forbear.
At a recent school meeting Samuel C. Flint was chosen district committee, Edward L. Burnham clerk and treasurer. Wm. Sibley collector.

1407. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Mansfield Centre.
Mr. L.D. Brown has been confined to his house for several days in consequence of a bronchial difficulty.
Mr. Martin, former mail driver from the Centre to Gurleyville has in company with his son Stanley, engaged in the peach traffic. Each one of them driving a team through the country, which proves a great accommodation to those living a distance from market.
The cranberry property consisting of the undivided one-third of two meadows formerly belonging to Wm. S. Eaton, now deceased, was sold on Friday Aug. 24 at public auction. The first was the Allen, or North Windham swamp, or meadow which without much opposition in bidding brought $150. Sold to Cash, and is regarded by those uninterested a good bargain. On the second, or home meadow the bidding was more lively and brought out some specimens of native or rather home talent not advertised on the notice of sale, and was finally knocked down at $460 to the parties owning the other two-thirds.
The damage done by lightning to the cider mill and storage house of Joseph P. Barrows, was promptly settled by Porter B. Peck of North Windham, agent of the Tolland County Mutual, in which company Mr. Barrows was insured. Mr. Peck, in addition to the above-mentioned, insures in several other companies, and endeavors by good judgement, to place the risks so that no one company will suffer severely in case of a sweeping fire, or any other general calamity for which the companies might be liable.

1408. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Hints for Love-Making. Mixed with the humor and nonsense of the following selections are many shrewd and valuable hints to those young ladies whose minds are prone to thoughts of love.
First, catch your lover.
Hold him when you have him.
Don't let go of him to catch every new one that comes along.
Unless you intend to support him, find out whether he earns enough to support you.
Try to get pretty well acquainted with him before you take him for life.
Don't make up your mind that he is an angel.
Don't palm yourself off on him as one, either.
Don't let him spend his salary on you; that right should be reserved till after marriage.
If you have conscientious scruples against marrying a man with a mother, say so in time that he may get rid of her to oblige her, as he thinks best.
If you object to secret societies and tobacco, it is better to come out with your objections now than to reserve them for curtain lectures
If your adorer happens to fancy a certain shade of hair, don't color or bleach to oblige him. Remember your hair belongs to you, and he doesn't. Be very sure it is a man you are in love with, and not the clothes he wears. Fortune and fashion are both so fickle, it is foolish to take a stylish suit of clothes for better or worse.
If you intend to keep three servants after marriage settle the matter beforehand. The man who is making love to you may expect you to do your own washing.
Don't try to hurry up a proposal by carrying on a flirtation with some other fellow. Different men are made of different material and the one you want may go off in a fit of jealousy and forget to come back.
If you have a love letter to write don't copy it out of a "letter-writer." If your young man ever happened to consult the same book, he would know your sentiments were borrowed.
Don't marry a man to oblige any third person in existence. It is your right to suit yourself in the matter. But remember at the same time that love is blind, and a little friendly advice from one whose advice is worth having may insure you a lifetime of happiness or prevent one of misery.
In love affairs always keep your eyes wide open so that when the right man comes along you may see him. When you do see him you will recognize
him, and the recognition will be mutual.If you have no fault to find with him personally, morally, politically, religiously, or any other way, he is probably perfect enough to suit you, and you can afford to believe him, hope in him, love him and marry him.

1409. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Butterine is the latest development of oleomargarine. The latter compound is the fat of cattle after being under hydraulic pressure, and so losing the stearine while the former is simply the same stuff taken up where oleomargarine left off, remelted and qualified with salt and other ingredients, one of which is milk. The result is a substance exactly similar to butter in appearance and positively indistinguishable from it in taste. But the butterine, to suit the requirements of trade, is always slightly salted, and though there is not sufficient to make it rank, there is enough to make it keep wholesome for a much longer time than milk-butter.

1410. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: It is said that Miss Susan B. Anthony and Mrs. Elizabeth Cady Stanton are having great success with their women's
rights propaganda in England, where their seasoned eloquence evokes tumultuous enthusiasm from crowded audiences. But if these ladies wish really to see the promised land before they die - were it not a blasphemy almost to couple Miss Anthony and death! - let them betake themselves to Finland. There in certain counties, their theories have been put into full practice. Women are the supreme rulers of the community, even to the extent of inflicting corporal punishment upon the men, who submit with proper meekness to the domination and castigation of the superior sex. That is evidently Miss Anthony's sphere. Let her hasten to Finland and receive the crown of the woman's kingdom.

1411. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: The steady flow of emigration from Europe to America for the past thirty-five years, beginning on a large scale after
the Irish famine of 1846-7 and renewed on a still larger scale of late years, when over a half a million of people landed at Castle Garden in the course of twelve months, has given an impression that the foreign element at present on the soil must menace, so to say, the supremacy of the natives. The statistics of emigration for the past ten years look so formidable that at a casual glance some people hastily conclude that the country is threatened with being swamped by the enormous influx of foreigners and no show whatever will be allowed to the natives. All this is, of course a great delusion. Emigration has its natural limits, but even if it is twice as great as it is now, or of late years the country can stand it with ease and complacency. By careful computation of the census table it appears that the foreign element in proportion to the nature is less than one-eighth of the whole population. Of this one eighth Germany centubuls about one-fourth, Ireland another fourth and England and Wales, British America, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, France, China and all other countries make up the remainder.

1412. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Woodstock.
Mr. Leary, an old and very worth citizen, who lives in the extreme western region of this town lost his house and the adjoining sheds and buildings, by fire last Friday night about 9 o'clock, p.m. The youngest daughter a young lady, had gone to her chamber to retire. She had placed the lamp on a light stand which by some means was overturned, and the lamp broken. The oil ignited and carried the flames under the bed, when her efforts to quench the blaze by smothering, were unavailing. Her father had gone to sleep. The whole premises were soon in flames, and little was saved besides the family. The insurance was $400 on the house and $200 on the furniture. The premises were remote from neighbors, who soon arrived after the alarm was given and gave refuge to the unfortunate family. A singular instance of the transmission of sound at night was noticed. A Negro Indian named Freeman living in North Ashford, between three and four miles from West Woodstock was heard at the latter place shouting the alarm.
About half the houses in the place have either guests or boarders. There never were so many strangers in town at any one time. Junketting,
picnicking, and fishing parties, have filled up the time during the month of August, thus far to a wonderful extent. The ponds are the fashionable resorts, black pond being the favorite, although crystal Woodstock ponds have not been neglected, if black bass have attracted some the scenery and the refreshing vicintage of these lakes with the delightful society have been the greatest charms. A novel interest has arisen in the finding of large quantities of garnets, some of them of value, on the shores of black pond. The abundance of glass and mica-slate in the rocks about and the iron ore in the vicinity will account for the presence of these colored crystals.

1413. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: North Mansfield.
Carpenters are at work building a piazza around the "Dunham house" near the depot. This property was recently purchased by George H. Reynolds, Esq., of New York, who intends to remodel the interior of the house and fit it up handsomely. He also owns a large estate between Mansfield depot and Merrows which he is constantly improving and on which he expects some day to erect a mansion.
At the annual school meeting in Gurleyville district Frank Dunham was chosen district committee and C.A. Royce clerk, and treasurer. North Parish district chose Levi T. Wilson committee, Stillman Dunham clerk. Daleville district (Willington) James Hoyle committee, William A. Jones, clerk.
James Hoyle a woolen manufacturer, is putting in a new flume to his mill.
George A. Rider, Willington, who has been clerking in Springfield, goes to Minneapolis, Minn., for a month's visit and from thence to Beatrice,
During the severe shower last week a workman engaged on the threshing machine then stopping at Mr. Costello's, was prostrated by an electric
current which was at first supposed to be fatal but he afterwards recovered.The fall term of school in Gurleyville commences Monday, September 3d, Frank Smith teacher. Miss. Goodwin of North Coventry s to teach in the Four Corners district.
The "Turner" house situated at Willington Centre has recently been sold to Mr. Ezra Morse a Willington man but late years residing in Stafford
Springs. This house was built by Dea. John Turner, a native of this town, who resided a large part of his life in Willington and was closely identified with its industrial, social and religious interests. This homestead is situated on a high eminence and commands a beautiful and widely extended prospect. The new owner takes possession October 1st.

1414. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Columbia.
The question of a select school is being agitated and securing the services of Elisha Spaford as teacher.
Miss Katie Downer is spending the week with friends in Norwich.
Charles Strickland and Arthur Whitcomb have been ill from effects of lead poison but are convalescent under the skillful treatment by Dr. C.N. Gallup.
Misses Lottie and Jennie Buck of Worcester are visiting their young friends in town.
Mr. and Mrs. L.C. Clark enjoyed a trip to Block Island on Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Goodwin of Hartford were the guests of his sister last week.
The library building grows slowly and workmen are engaged in finishing the interior which will soon be ready for occupancy.
A lady in town made a morning call, while in the yard outside a lad with his father was engaged in work. The ladies were chatting and this query was propounded by the lad. Do you think there is any short hand reporter that can write fast enough to take down what them women say?
Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Yeomans leave town to day for a trip to Quissett in Cape Cod and Nantucket.

1415. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Dr. John J. Griffin, a young Hartford physician was sought for by the sheriff of East Hartford, last Tuesday but could not be found, having gone to Colorado more than a week before. He was wanted on complaint of a poor simple minded servant girl named Mary A. Sullivan who alleges that she went to his office for medical advice and was induced to part with her honor. She also claims that he gave her illegal medicine which nearly killed her. She says that she called on the doctor to make reparation, threatening to expose him, but he refused and the next day he fled the city.

1416. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: A catamount has been seen on a road in Newington, devouring a bird. It ran away at the approach of a berrying party.

1417. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Walter Gladden, postmaster of New Britain for twenty three years, died suddenly Saturday morning, aged seventy.

1418. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Mrs. Margaret Gallagher, aged fifty years, was killed by a New England train while crossing the track at Buckland,
eight miles out from Hartford, Saturday morning.

1419. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Two runaway New Haven boys, Herrman Goldbaum and Isaac Lord, bound for the west with murderous designs on the Indians, were found near Bridgeport, Wednesday.

1420. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Early Saturday morning the body of Simon B. Squires was found in the back yard of the Southport National bank,
Southport, burned in a shocking manner. It is thought he rose during the night when his lamp exploded and set his clothes on fire.

1421. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: In Fair Haven east, Friday night, Thomas Clark, a young farm hand, while intoxicated, assaulted Mrs. Morton and
her daughter on a lonely street and used a knife, cutting the mother on the hand and the daughter in the hip, but not dangerously. He fled, but was soon after caught.

1422. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: A man, apparently an Irish laborer, aged about fifty years, with nothing of value but a brass mounted fife in his pocket, was instantly killed by the cars between Parkville and Charter Oak park Thursday night. His name was Thomas Clifford an itinerant, who
made a few cents a day playing the fife.

1423. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: The publication of the operations in Lynn, Mass., of a man pretending to be an Episcopal minister, elicits an account from Horace Johnson of Hartford of how he was victimized two weeks ago by a man answering the description of the Lynn fraud. The man entered the store and asked for a small bookcase to be used in the library of St. John's parish, Marion, of which he said he was the rector. He also wanted a small carpet for the library room and some chairs. When these were selected he took out some bills, which, however did not make the necessary amount, and then asked to have a check cashed, which was done. The check was on a Saratoga bank and amounted to $20 more than the face of the bill. The check was returned from the back to which it was forwarded, and Mr. Johnson says he has been keeping quiet and looking out for the man ever since. It is "keeping quiet" about crimes and misdemeanors and leaving the unsuspecting public in ignorance that gives a rascal like the one in this case the most favorable opportunities for prosecuting his business.

1424. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Andover.
Mrs. Polly Bishop, mother of Wm. H. Bishop Esq. Died last Saturday at the advanced age of 88. Her funeral was attended from the Congregational
Church, Monday afternoon.
The committee on creameries, consisting of Messrs. R.E. Phelps, S.H. Daggett and Andrew Phelps, will hold a meeting at the town hall on Wesday evening of this week to organize for business. The interest on this subject seems to be on the move among our farmers, and it is now
thought that a subscription will soon be started to see if the necessary funds can be raised.

1425. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Mansfield.
School meeting in district No. 15 (Wormwood Hill) last Saturday night. The old board of officers were reelected except District committee, Geo.
W. Levalley was elected to that enviable position.
Charles Jacobson while at work upon his cider mill severed one of his middle fingers on his left hand with a hand ax. He got a pressing of cider on just the same.
A curious coincident happened last week. Mr. Hendee of West Haven and Mr. Skinner of Woodstock both met at an out of the way burying ground
here on the same day and hour for the purpose of cutting the brush and fixing up the graves of their ancestors. Neither knew of the others intention of coming. It is wished that the same thing would happen at the W.W. Hill yard.
James Elam found a small balloon last week while looking for his horse in the pasture with a postal attached stating that it was sent up from Putnam by a merchant there and offering a reward to the finder. Mr. E. will present his claim.
Mr. A.W. Cheever, agricultural editor of the New England Farmer of Boston made a short visit at the home of his wife Mrs. D.B. Read. He made a day's visit at the Storr's Agricultural school and Storrs farm. We shall watch for his report.
W.E. Fenner is remodeling his cider mill. There are three cider mills within a mile and we are all [unreadable].
The next question that will arise here is this: Can parents who are dissatisfied with the management of our school on W.W. Hill send their children to another district when by so doing it will cause the average attendance to be so small that we shall lose our school. We understand he matter will be tested.

1426. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Canterbury.
Mr. Randall Jordan a man eighty years of age or upwards, a life long resident of this town living near "Butts Bridge" was burned to death Sunday afternoon. There had been a fire in the woods or swamp not far from his house for some days. In the afternoon of Sunday he went alone to where the fire was smouldering. Not returning he was sought for. His lifeless body was found about 5 o'clock upon the ground, his arm clasped around a sapling, and his clothing entirely burned from his body. Just the circumstances that caused his death in this shocking manner will never be known. This is the third man who has died within a short time in this little neighborhood.

1427. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Died.
Hall - In Willimantic, August 26, Susie Hall, aged 31 years.

1428. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Born.
Newell - In Willimantic, August 18, a son, Frank W. Jr., to Frank W. and Sarah Newell.
Hooker - In Willimantic, August 20, a daughter, Carrie, to Dwight and Mary Hooker.
Sullivan - In Willimantic, August 27, a son to Michael and Mary Sullivan.

1429. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: The little new steamer Maid of the Mist is to be sent through the Niagara whirlpool rapids.

1430. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: The five Chinamen recently sentenced to the New Jersey State Prison threaten to bring suit for the loss of their
queues, under the clause of the constitution which prohibits any interference with freedom of religion.

1431. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: Sitting Bull aired his insolence and insulted a committee of Senators who attended a council at Fort Yates. He afterwards apologized and was soundly lectured by Senator Logan.

1432. TWC Wed Aug 29, 1883: South Coventry.
Erwin Hutchinson and mother are away on a visit to Wisconsin.
Rev. F.B. Jenkins is taking his annual vacation visiting a classmate on Cape Cod and from there enjoying the society of his mother and on his return contemplates a short trip to the Rangely Lakes in Maine.
The Phoenix manufacturing Co. have resumed business again much to the gratification of their employes who are all attached to its business manager, Henry W. Mason who wins their regard by his uniform kindness and courtesy.
A tea party at Mrs. Dwight Clark's and from the numbers that attended we think there must have been a social time.
Mrs. Don Lathrop is at present writing (Monday) seriously ill from a complication of diseases. About two weeks since she began to complain but endeavored to ward off sickness as she had arranged to visit the White Mountains early in September. She has gradually grown worse till finally her disease assumed a threatening form, and Dr. Newton of Stafford and her sister were summoned and with our local physicians are trying to baffle it. Since the death of her husband she has divided her time between this place and Norwich and has a host of friends in both towns anxiously hoping for her recovery.
Chauncey Howard Esq. Attended the funeral of the late David Gallup in Hartford.
The flower garden at the Dimock place is a marvel of beauty, particularly the wreath of pansies which turn up their intelligent faces to the gazer on the gladiolas, roses, dahlias, etc.
The funeral of Miss Diantha Lyman was attended from Bidwell hotel on Thursday. Miss Lyman has attained the advanced age of 90 years and was
an aunt of the late Lyman B. Bidwell and had lived to see them all bow before the destroyer death while she was left behind.
Walter Briggs of New York is spending a week with his family.
The Ladies society was to have met with Mrs. Dr. Deane but on account of the dangerous illness of Mrs. Lathrop it was deferred.
The library have just made another valuable addition to their library of about 90 books. The library has been prospered beyond the expectations of the most sanguine and we rejoice that such an institution is in our midst accessible to all.
Mrs. Sarah Tuttle of Hartford is recreating at the residence of her sister's.
Mrs. Mary A. Mason and son Louis who have been spending several weeks with Mrs. W.H. Mason have returned to Hartford.
The pulpit of the Congregational church was occupied by Rev. G. Dodge on the Sabbath.

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