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The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1881

Published every Wednesday.

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


Wed Feb 2 1881: About Town.
All persons who have paid in advance for the Danielsonville Sentinel will receive the Chronicle for the balance of their subscription.
Gilman has engaged the boss baker from Cheney Brothers' well known bakery, and is prepared to furnish as good bread and pastry as can be found in the state.
Conference meeting at Excelsior hall next Sunday evening at 7 o'clock. Question for consideration: "Is the Bible the word of God or of man." The public are invited for a free discussion.

105. Wed Feb 2 1881: 'Twas a pleasure to see the smiling countenance of Mr. Amos L. Hammond is now residing at North Adams, and is engaged in the clothing trade, and we are glad to hear that he is doing a prosperous business.

106. Wed Feb 2 1881: The Windham Cotton company has just added a large steam engine to its motive power, and constructed a boiler house to receive the same. The company has just completed a large brick block containing ten tenements.

107. Wed Feb 2 1881: One hundred and ninety names were added to the subscription list of the Chronicle the past week. It has now a circulation of nearly 1400, and increasing all the time. The people knows a good thing when they see it.

108. Wed Feb 2 1881: Mr. J. Ashley Turner's horse while standing hitched to weight near A. Arnolds grain store became entangled in the strap and began to turn around. M. Turner in attempting to grab the horse slipped and fell. The sleigh which was turning rapidly around struck him a severe blow in the back inflicting a severe injury which required the attention of a physician.

109. Wed Feb 2 1881: The continuance of mortality in this village at the present rate will have the effect of materially reducing the population. No less than two funerals were reported Sunday, and four on Monday, while Tuesday the remains of four other persons awaited burial. Considering that there is no epidemic prevalent in the village at this time, the occurrence of so many deaths is unaccountable.

110. Wed Feb 2 1881: At the fifth annual meeting of the Pharmaceutical association of Connecticut, which is being held at Bridgeport, today (Wednesday) Mr. Frank M. Wilson, of the enterprising and thrifty drug firm of Wilson & Leonard reads a paper designated as the 9th query, and entitled: "Are the wines and liquors supplied by the whole sale dealers adulterated? If so, what are the adulterants?" We venture the remark that the subject will be handled intelligently, for Mr. Wilson is one of the best posted druggists in the business.

111. Wed Feb 2 1881: The Engle Clock, now on exhibition in Bank building, is really a great wonder. It is a remarkable piece of mechanism, and exhibits an untold amount of labor an inventive genius. After having seen it you would regret being denied the privilege.

112. Wed Feb 2 1881: The report of the vital statistics for the town of Windham has been compiled by the town registrar for the year 1880 and sent to the Secretary of State and is as follows: Births 266, marriages, 78; deaths 170.

113. Wed Feb 2 1881: Mr. John Bowman has released the store formerly occupied by himself and W.N. Potter, in Commercial block, and will resume his tailoring and furnishing goods business at that place about April 1st. He makes announcement in another column which will be of advantage to read because he means to back it up to the letter.

114. Wed Feb 2 1881: The Dime Savings bank has just had attached to its safe one of the New Haven Lock Company's chronometer locks. This lock is considered the best in use, and makes the bank burglar proof. Shrewd business management has characterized this institution since its incorporation, but it was never in so flourishing a condition as at present. There is now over a half million dollars on deposit at that bank.

115. Wed Feb 2 1881: A tire on one of the driving wheels of Dennis McCarthy's engine broke on Friday while the train was going down hill between Oneco and Coventry Center. A piece smashed through the cab directly under Mr. McCarthy's feet, throwing him to the opposite side of the cab in a bruised and stunned condition. He retained sufficient consciousness to whistle "down brakes." And the train was stopped, averting a more serious accident. Mr. McCarthy has been off duty since the accident, but escaped without any broken bones. He had his life insured on the morning of he accident, and but for that, he might have been killed.

116. Wed Feb 2 1881: The Abbe-Backus Difficulty--We have been anxiously waiting for the promised trial in the Abbe-Backus difficulty, which occurred in South Windham a short time since, expecting it would develop the true inwardness of the unhappy affair more accurately then the conflicting rumors which have been circulated. But as the case will not be brought to a hearing, and the parties have come to an amicable agreement, we think it will be interesting to present the facts in the case as near as we can get at them, to the public. Backus demanded $1,000 as indemnity for the indignity and narrow escape with his life which he had sustained at the hands of Mr. Abbe, but was subsequently persuaded to take $200 and say no more about it.
The trouble between these men originated from an insult which the wife of Abbe claims to have received from Backus while at the depot with some friends on New Year day. Mrs. Abbe is a fine appearing lady, and is considerably younger than her husband. Backus says he knew nothing of this indignity until Jan. 10; when as he was passing her residence, the lady came to the door and said, "Mr. Backus (at the same time placing her forefinger between her eyes), I demand an apology from you." The man made no reply, it is stated, having done nothing in his opinion to insult her or anyone else. Again Mrs. Abbe said, "I demand an apology from you." Backus then returned "If there is anything that I have done or said to insult you, I am, of course, sorry for it; but I haven't the first idea what it was, nor where, nor when it took place." Then Mrs. Abbe told him that it occurred at the depot on the day above mentioned, and named the friends who were in company with her. Backus at once interviewed some of these parties to find out in what way he had insulted Mrs. Abbe. They had heard, seen or knew nothing of the matter. On the following day he called upon the lady to ascertain if possible, how he had ruffled her feelings. She told him that he put his hand upon his forehead and looked direct at her. Backus refused to apologize for any such action as this, even if he had made it, considering there was nothing improper in it, and remarked, "I consider you a lady--above your head and shoulders." To this the lady retaliated, "I consider you far from being a gentleman." Backus then left. During this time Abbe was absent at Willimantic. Soon after his return, and early in the evening, he stared in search for Backus, and found him at his store but a few steps away. He called him out, saying something about an insult, which had been offered his wife. He appeared in a rage, and at length struck Backus several blows, which considerably unsettled the latter. Then, drawing a revolver and turning in pursuit of the now feeling man, Abbe blazed away at him three times. The two first shot were turned from their course by a witness, who struck up his arm. The third, it is stated, was not thus diverted from its course, but it failed to hit Backus. The latter offered no violence, but occupied his time in fleeing from his pursuer. There was a genuine sensation in South Windham that night over the matter, and on the following morning Abbe was arrested and held under $500 bail for his appearance at Willimantic. He had no difficulty in procuring a bondsman.

117. Wed Feb 2 1881: South Coventry.
Last week Tuesday afternoon as a little son of John Hammond and Mrs. D.F. Lathrop's little girl were sliding on the north bank of the Washington pond, the sled carrying the little fellow, glided into the water. The current at this point is quite strong, and prevents the ice from closing over; but the boy coming in contact with the edge of the ice, clung to it with one hand and to the sled on which he still remained, with the other, and thus was prevented from being carried under the ice. He called out, "I want to get out." And Andrew Kemp being at work near by hastened to his assistance, but not being a swimmer and finding himself beyond his depth, narrowly escaped with his own life. Others were soon on hand, and bringing a ladder and furnace rake, the little boy was safely landed.
The family of Josiah Warren has been sadly afflicted. One son and Mr. Warren died last week, the funeral of the latter taking place on Thursday, and another son lies dangerously ill.
The ladies' society met last Thursday afternoon and evening with Mrs. Don F. Lathrop. There was a good attendance.

118. Wed Feb 2 1881: North Windham.
Mr. Albert Green we are glad to learn has recovered from diphtheria.
Mr. D. Cronin while assisting Mr. D. Shea in loading of oak and walnut logs had the fingers of his left hand quite severely jammed by a log rolling on it. He was taken to Willimantic where Dr. Hills dressed the wound.
We are sorry to learn that Mr. Soloman Bates is quite sick.
Report says that M.M. Welch has bought the residence of F.M. Lincoln, and that Mr. Lincoln will remove to Willimantic in the Spring.
Mr. Albert Backus is about to remove from his home, to reside in the family of Mr. W. Randall.

119. Wed Feb 2 1881: Scotland.
The literary society will hold its meetings during the absence of Miss Jane Fuller, with Mrs. E.P. Baldwin. On Feb. 4th it will celebrate the fifth anniversary of its formation and all members, past and present, are invited to attend.
Mr. and Mrs. William Anthony will celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage on Thursday evening, February 17th.
Our collector, A.M. Clark, notifies the tax payers of the town that he will meet them at the store of Burnett & Palmer on Saturday, February 26, to receive all taxes due on list of 1880. Those who wish to avoid interest and collection fees must be present and pay up.

120. Wed Feb 2 1881: Danielsonville.
It is to be regretted that our people do not see the advisability of supporting by their legitimate patronage, so good a newspaper as the Sentinel has proved itself to be. We hold it to be an unwise and suicidal policy that will allow a successful and prosperous business to be closed up and destroyed, solely for opinion's sake. Especially when the conductors of that business are honest and upright young men, who are willing and anxious to work. If we are not allowed to have a Democratic paper published in Danielsonville, the next best thing is to have a Danielsonville boy publish one in Willimantic.

121. Wed Feb 2 1881: Mansfield.
A gloom was cast over this part of the town last week by the death of Mr. Philo Chaffee. Mr. Chaffee came to this town about eighteen years ago and has been identified with the affairs of the town most of the time acting in the capacity of Selectman, Board of Relief and assessor. Being himself a laboring man his sympathy was always with that class, in all matters. Had he been spared us a few years longer, greater honors would have been given him by his fellow townsman. The funeral was attended by a large concourse of people from the surrounding towns last Sunday.
J.W. Knowlton who lives just over the line in Ashford cut his foot very badly with an ax last week and will be laid up for some time.
D.S. Read lost a valuable ox recently,--cause of death unknown.
The numerous friends of Mr. Andrew Grant of Mount Hope gave him a surprise party last week. The party consisted of thirty-five. Most of them were from Gurleyville where Mr. Grant formerly taught school.

122. Wed Feb 2 1881: Columbia.
The school in the North district, Charles H. Richardson teacher closed on Saturday. The number of scholars registered was 26; the length of the term 16 weeks: the aggregate attendance 1349.5; average attendance, 17.08. The number of marks of tardiness was 143. Byron Phillips being the only scholar exempt from tardiness; Hattie J. Brown and Michael Sullivan each had but one mark. Hattie J. Brown, Edson I. Phillips and Charles Phillips were present every day of the term and Frank Brown was absent only one day and that for sickness. With the severe weather that we have had it is very commendable that Charles Phillips a lad of seven years should not lose a day though residing at Hop River factory a mile and a quarter or more away. Hattie Brown had but one tardy mark and Edson and Charles Phillips each three. It is a very noticeable fact too that Edson and Charles Phillips and Hattie Brown, the punctual attendants were also the recipients of prizes. Hattie received a beautiful silver napkin ring resting on a leaf and surmounted by a bird, for excellence in recitations. Edson Phillips received a nice book, and Charles Phillips a beautiful autograph album for excellence in spelling in three respective classes.
H.B. Frink has been purchasing apples which he has shipped to Baltic for that market.
N.P. Little has sent off his bill of bridge plank. Others are getting bills of timber and drawing the logs to Little's mill.

123. Wed Feb 2 1881: Robert Hooper has recently invented a unique specimen of a bootjack. We believe he has applied for a patent on the production. It must have cost Mr. Hooper a deal of thought and labor, and he takes special pleasure in exhibiting it to his friends and acquaintances.

124. Wed Feb 2 1881: Dr. Jacobs has removed his residence to Temple street.

125. Wed Feb 2 1881: Montville.
For some time past considerable patriotic enthusiasm has exited between the young men of Palmertown and Uncasville, concerning which village possessed the faster double sled. Friday afternoon at half past three o'clock, a long, low, rakish, piratical looking craft was deposited upon the train at the Montville depot, waiting transportation to the upper village, and capable of carrying a load of ten persons. It was eagerly seized by a crowd of eager expectants, and hastily dragged to Palmertown where Robertson's double ripper was to be totally demolished. The coasting began, a large load upon each of the double sleds, beginning opposite the house of Mr. Henry Palmer, the New London sled in advance, Robertson's following rapidly after. As they neared the shop owned by C.E. Wheeler, the Montville sled slipped by New London, and a hearty "good evening" was uttered as they, the Montvillians secured the position at least ten rods in advance. When is the next?
Next Thursday evening the Uncasville literary society will discuss the following question: Resolved, "That in order to be a consistent Christian, one must abstain from all intoxicating drinks." Affirmative, Comstock and Alexander, negative, Dr. J.R. Gay and O.W. Douglass, Esq.
About one mile westward of the thriving village of Palmertown, resides an eccentric, character by the name of Elihu Street. Born in the town of Montville and thrown more in contact with nature than with schools, Mr. Street has through life been preeminently a man who has secured a fund of treasure from nature's great labyrinths of knowledge. His mind early experienced a religious inclination, which well qualified him for the difficult task that he attempted and so well accomplished. Early in 1860, by careful Biblical study and close observation, he was enabled to complete that work, and it is confessedly one of the deepest works ever published, entitled "Opening of the Prophesy," which was but a precursor of the more extended and widely known "Unveiling of the Laws of Events," published in 1874. As can be perceived, Mr. Street combines the poet and prophet in one person, something very rare in these days. He begins with the creation, and carefully notes the great eras in the world's history; and by so doing he was correct in declaring the late unpleasantness and also the war between France and Germany and the death of Louis Napoleon. He has indisputably proven that there is to be another war in America in 1896, and he stops there not allowing us to see the cause,--possibly third termism coupled with despotism and other obnoxious measures. Mr. Street has obtained the title of Professor of Divine Chronology, which he well merits. His habits are very simple, caring more for things spiritual than temporal, he has obtained a name unsurpassed for probity, frugality and integrity. He is soon to publish another volume, it is so reported, which will eclipse all former efforts. Prof. Street is about fifty years of age, and may he live to finish the work he has so well begun.
On Friday last, a horse belonging to C. Tyler Lanphere, ran away from Henry Allen, who quietly slipped out of the sleigh and let the animal take care of himself. Everything--sleigh and horse were right side up when found in Waterford.

126. Wed Feb 2 1881: Central Village.
The Providence Press says: "In this village, the Central Manufacturing company owns and operates a mill of 9,000 spindles, which is worth about $120,000. The company is represented by three principal owners, the Fenner estate, the Bowen estate and Mr. Peet of the firm of Whittemore, Peet, Post & Co., of New York. The mill has been managed lately by its treasurer, Mr. A.B. Fenner, having an office in Providence at No. 4 Westminster street. It is said that the father of Mr. Fenner left a large estate, of which Mr. A.B. Fenner and a Hartford gentleman named Brown, are joint trustees. The property was left in trust for Mr. Fenner's children, and as a large interest in the mill in this village was owned by the estate, Mr. A.B. Fenner was appointed manager. It is claimed that the Central company has become indebted to both Mr. Peet and the Brown estate, the copartners in the business, for large sums and that, although the indebtedness of the corporation to outside, non-shareholding creditors is only $12,000, the paper of the company has gone or is likely to go to protest.
It has been told on trustworthy authority that Mr. Fenner is not able to make a satisfactory settlement with the other shareholders, although the amount of the deficiency, if any exists, cannot be learned, but the condition of the company may be inferred from the offer of the Brown estate to assume all the indebtedness of the company, including Mr. Peet's shares and loans, and take the property over as sole owner. What will be the settlement of the affairs of the company cannot be determined at once, but it is probably that there will be an immediate change of management.

127. Wed Feb 2 1881: Rockville.
John Byron has made an assignment of his job printing office to Wm. Orcutt.
Wm. Carroll has opened a grocery on market street, which makes six grocery stores in that street.
Rockville now has a genuine Chinese laundry. Ching Wing does the scrubbee for Melican man now.
The Leader man is three weeks behind the times--at least he dates his paper 1880 yet.
F. Ziegler has sold his news rooms to Frank Randall.
Nathan Doane and wife have vacated to the South for the next three months.
Pinder will remove his candy works to Orcutt's east store soon.
Johnnie Shea has bought out Louie, the Market street barber.

128. Wed Feb 2 1881: Union.
The old Marcy factory, in this place, occupied as a tenement house was burned on Friday. The fire occurred on Friday night and resulted in the total loss of the building, and, what was much more serious, the loss of three human lives--a Mrs. Stone and her two children perishing in the flames. The building was formerly used as a shoe manufactory, but for the past five years it has been wholly used as a tenement house with the exception of one room which was used for a grocery store. The building was three stories high and about 200 feet long. It is owned by one of the Marcy Brothers of Hartford. The insurance is about $4,000 and the total loss will not exceed $8,000. Eight families occupied it. Particulars show that the fire took in the apartments occupied by Mrs. Stone, and the theory is that it was caused by the upsetting of a lamp. The children who were burned to death were a boy aged 1 year and six months and a girl aged 5. The babe was found outside the burning building, and the assumption is that the mother placed it there and then returned for the other child, but was cut off by the flames and both perished. The babe was yet alive when found, but it was so badly burned it did not live long. The building was three hundred feet long and originally cost $15,000. It was insured for $2,000 in the Tolland County Mutual and for $500 in the Hartford County Mutual. The grocery store was insured for $1,000 in the Phoenix of Hartford.

129. Wed Feb 2 1881: Village Hill.
The Village Hill school is being taught this winter by Mr. Andrew F. Gates. The school was honored by a call from Mr. Eddie L. Moffitt last Friday, but the school was not well attended on that day, on account of cold weather.
Mr. Geo. Segar had a large crowd at his house on the evening of the 15th inst, who were attracted thither by a social dance. 'Twas late in the morning, when the party broke up.
Miss Addie F. Segar has left the mill at Baltic, and will be employed at the new mill at Willimantic.
One of our neighbors has a cat whose weight is twelve pounds. Quite a curiosity for the feline species.

130. Wed Feb 2 1881: Thompson.
The school on Woodstock hill improved the fine sleighing of last week to excursh to this place. They visited the school taught by Mr. Morse.
The recent ball at the Town hall with the old reliable Gurdon Cady as prompter was so successful that there is a talk of having another soon at the same place.
The case with which Jeremirah Olney, of this town, received the school fund commissionership prize illustrates the power which the Windham County Trnascript, has in shaping the public opinion of the state. That journal must have heard something "drap."
There are in the town of Thompson 43 people who have reached the age of 80 years and over.

131. Wed Feb 2 1881: Died.
Cryne--In Willimantic, Jan. 28th, Sarah Cryne, aged 23 years.
Brady--In Willimantic, Jan. 29th, Patrick Brady, age 40 years.
English--In Willimantic, Jan. 30th, Hannah English, age 28 years.
Savage--In Willimantic, Jan. 30th, Margaret Savage, age 23 years.
Warren--In Mansfield, Jan. 28th, Josiah Warren, aged 28 years.
Warren--In Coventry, Jan. 28th, Josiah Warren, aged 55 years.
Loomis--In Lebanon, Jan. 28th, Sarah B. Loomis, age50 years.
Chaffee--In Mansfield, Jan. 28th, Philo C. Chaffee, age 54 years.
Robbins--In Chaplin, Jan. 27th, Betsy Robbins, age 81 years.
Hearney--In Willimantic, Jan. 28th, John Hearney, age 57 years.

132. Wed Feb 2 1881: Scotland Tax Notice. The subscriber will meet with tax-payers of said town at the store of Burnett & Palmer on Saturday, February 26th, 1881 from 9 o'clock a.m. until 8 o'clock p.m., there to receive their tax of four mils on a dollar, together with their poll and military taxes on list of October 18_0. All persons neglecting this notice will be charged fees for collection and interest. A.M. Clark, Collector.

Wed Feb 9 1881: About Town.
Miller's dancing school begun their socials on Monday evening last.
J.W.F. Burleson and wife of Jewett City have been making a short visit in town this week.
B. Dudley Warner, of Stafford, has been doing the literary on our E.C. for a week or two past.
James E. Hayden, who was prostrated some two weeks ago by a slight shock of paralysis is able to be about again.
A farm wanted in exchange for village property. For particulars enquire at the photogaph rooms of N.H. Twist.
J.E. Preston, of Norwich, connected with the firm of Kingsbury & Preston, has disposed of his interest in the business to Mr. Kingsbury.
Mr. Joseph Hayes has brought back the fruit and confectionery store on upper Main street which he a few months ago sold to B.L. Wright.

134. Wed Feb 9 1881: We understand that T.W. Greenslitt, editor of the late Denielsonville Sentinel will summer at Saratoga. He is contemplating purchasing the Saratoga Sun.

135. Wed Feb 9 1881: James Henry will sell at auction on the Dea. Amasa Clark farm near Goshen depot on Thursday, March 3d, cattle, pigs, horse wagons, hay, farming tools, household goods, etc.

136. Wed Feb 9 1881: Treasurer Barrows, of the Linen company, is chock full of enterprise as well as generosity, as is illustrated by his effort to start a drawing school free to everybody in the village. It is under the charge of E.M. Thomas, superintendent of the new mill, which is sufficient guarantee that it will be conducted with ability. Should the institution prove satisfactory and popular a professional teacher will be engaged we are told.

137. Wed Feb 9 1881: Mrs. Martha Ashley, an elderly lady living on Spring street fell on the ice on Monday injuring herself severely about the hips and spine. Dr. I.B. Gallup was called and rendered the necessary medical aid.

138. Wed Feb 9 1881: The Alert Hose company No. 1 advertise a dress ball at Franklin hall on Friday evening, February 18th. Prizes will be given to the best lady and gentleman waltzers, and a second prize has been donated by A.W. Turner for the second best lady waltzer. Archie is an enterprising jeweler.

139. Wed Feb 9 1881: As will be seen by reference to our marriage notices, Daniel H. Phillips and Miss Stasia M. Duganne were made one by Rev. Fl. DeBruycker on Saturday. Both were well known members of the printing fraternity, having worked at that trade in this town for the past six years. For a number of months Miss Duganne has been a compositor in the Chronicle office. The best wishes of their fellow craftsmen follow them to their new home in Springfield, Mass. to which they went last Saturday evening.

140. Wed Feb 9 1881: Putnam has at last made a move for the court house. They have condescended over there to make a proposition to Willimantic, offering to allow us one term of court here each year, if we will join them in an effort to make Putnam the shire town, and recommend that the county be taxed to build a court house and jail. We always gave Putnam people credit for a superabundance of generosity, but they have fairly outdone themselves. Nothing small about them. Oh, no! We'll look farther, thank you.

141. Wed Feb 9 1881: A.W. Bill and Robert Mathews were spilled out of a sleigh while turning the corner of Prospect and Walnut street yesterday. No damage except a broken thill of the sleigh. Wm. H. Lathan and A.L. Fuller were also thrown out of a sleigh at the Main street crossing yesterday.

142. Wed Feb 9 1881: The confectionery and fruit attachment to the post office has disappeared, the clerks have cleaned house, and notices requesting the public not to smoke have been posted in the waiting room. Let the improvements go on! The people will not be satisfied until they have better postal accommodations. The majority of our merchants and other business men had rather contribute the money to support a better office, than to put up with the present one. It must come sooner or later. Why not now?

143. Wed Feb 9 1881: Mr. Dennis McCarthy met with another accident on his engine at Coventry, R.I., while making the run between Providence and this place last evening. The connecting rod to the driving wheel broke into a number of pieces and was thrown into and almost completely demolished the cab, injuring Mr. McCarthy so much as to render him insensible. He was attended at his house by Dr. McNally. Mr. M. had his life insured on the identical day that the accident occurred to his engine last week, which was reported in the Chronicle, and by which he was somewhat in_ured.

144. Wed Feb 9 1881: The regular meeting of the Court of Burgesses was held at the borough office on Monday evening, the warden presiding. Present, Burgesses Harrington, Keigwin, Kimball and Alpaugh. Voted to pay U.S. Street Lighting Co., street lights for January, $98.00. McDonald & Safford, advertising $3.75. Cryne & Moriarty, repairs, $6.70. Willimantic Gas Co., gas, $0.75. Hyde Kingsley, coal, $3.63. H.H. Latham & Co., repairs, $8.60. Board of Relief, services, $75.00. Labor bill, $81.00. Voted to adjourn until Tuesday eve. when it was voted to call a borough meeting on Tuesday February 15th, to see what action the borough will take with regard to the Hayden Water Company's petition.

145. Wed Feb 9 1881: The public meeting of the land league, at Franklin hall, Sunday evening, was very largely attended and very enthusiastic. The interest in this movement is spreading over the country like wildfire; and its management and the motive which actuates it are commanding universal respect. Mr. Henry Appleton of Providence, delivered the principal address of the evening. He is an eloquent speaker, and handles his subject well. Geo. A. Conant, of this village, supplemented the address by a short speech, in which he heartily sympathized with the movement. It is understood that Rev. Lawrence Walsh of Waterbury, will deliver an address before the league at an early date.

146. Wed Feb 9 1881: The commissioner of education from China, who is located at Hartford, and by name Woo Tsze Tang, paid this village a visit on Monday. He is intensely interested in manufacturing operations and came here to investigate the Thread company's works, and he also witnessed the construction of silk machinery at the shops of W.G. & A.R. Morrison. The commissioner was dressed in Oriental costume of dazzling silk, and wore a skull-cap of black silk. He is a gentleman of sixty-two years, and is ranked among the most learned of the Chinese Empire. Although not a speaker of English, he reads it quite fluently. His term of office runs but three years, and he will return to China the coming year.

147. Wed Feb 9 1881: Treasurer Barrows, of the Linen company, entertained quite a notable party at the new mill on Thursday. It was composed of members of the Arkwright Club, of Boston, which organization includes in its membership most all of the representative manufacturers in New England, who were brought hither from Boston by special train. After the visitors had partaken of a dinner, gotten up by a caterer from Hartford, they engaged themselves in examining the new mill, looking over the property of the Linen company, and witnessing the process of thread making. The most notable thing about the party, which was about a hundred in number, was the fact that there was over $100,000,000 represented at the gathering.

148. Wed Feb 9 1881: Half-Shire or No Shire At All.--Which?--The hearing in the shire-town question before the judiciary committee was begun last Wednesday. Windham was very largely and ably represented at the capitol, as was the rest of the county. The half-shire town project was feebly presented by Joel R. Arnold Esq. of this village, but was ably backed by Messrs. Waller, Hunter, Hall, Sumner, and opposed by Messrs Penrose, of Central Village, Day, of Colchester, and Graves, of Killingly. The committee decided to take testimony on the matter, and allotted three hours time to each side, on Thursday. The testimony was duly presented, on that day, and at the conclusion the opposition persuaded the committee to take up two other bills which had been laid over from a previous session of the legislature, and which were presented by Killingly and Putnam. This makes the question a complicated affair, and will develop a fierce fight in its settlement. It is self evident that the eastern part of the county does not take kindly to our ideas in relation to this question. The hearing of the two bills which were laid over was begun yesterday, Killingly, Putnam and Brooklyn were well represented.
The Hartford Times of last evening has the following about this much absorbing county imbroglio:
Of all squabbles, next to the rumpus usually expected in a school district meeting, the average movement for a legislative change of a county seat, or shire town, is liable to provoke the greatest tempest in a teapot. At present the Connecticut legislative committee on that class of business is having enough to do to hear the opposing interests from Windham county, on the proposition to break up the existing county seat arrangement by making Windham (or Willimantic, which is practically the same thing) a half shire, to relieve the inconvenience of getting to Brooklyn. At the latter place there is neither telegraph nor railway. But other localities, like Putnam and Danielsonville, are also hoping to become the county site, and this makes wheels within wheels, and combinations, and other products of this class of movements. Half of Windham county seems to have emptied itself to day upon the Capitol. Windham's case is thus presented: The town of Windham, which offers to provide a jail and court house without expense to the county, and asks to be made only a half shire, had a hearing before the committee last week; and, it appears, that so strong was the case that she put in, that Putnam and Danielsonville, fearing that the committee might report in favor of Windham being a full shire, put their heads together to defeat Windham, by asking the committee to hear their claims to a full shire, on some old bills that have been continued from legislature to legislature for some years, and this afternoon was assigned for such hearing. There is no more thrifty and enterprising town in Windham county than Windham with its borough of Willimantic, and considering the railroad facilities she presents and her generosity in the way of a jail and a court house, it seems to us that it should be made a full shire in preference to all other claimants. The prisoners in jail, whose labor in the little town of Brooklyn has kept the county out of debt, would in the thrifty borough of Willimantic, where the demand for labor is so great, give a favorable balance to the county treasury.

149. Wed Feb 9 1881: Danielsonville.
The Court House question is still the absorbing topic. Judge Martin in deference to the opinions of all parties has again adjourned the Superior Court to the fifteenth day of February to afford an unobstructed opportunity for all to be heard before the Legislative Committee next Tuesday.
William Logee, our lecture manager has fallen into the hands of the Philistines. He has a horse,--Mr. V. Youngs has another horse, a bet was made between the aforesaid parties, ten to twenty-five, that Youngs could drive from the railroad crossing in Putnam to a point in Danielsonville in thirty-six minutes a distance of nine miles. He did do it in twenty-eight minutes. Manager Logee was out twenty-five, and has a horse to sell.
Two parties named respectively John Bell and William Moffit were arrested by Sheriff Bowen on the charge of adultery. Their examination will commence to morrow at the office of L.H. Rickard before Justice Stone.
Stephen H. Cole formerly of Willimantic, will probably open the Hopkins Hotel Providence.
P.G. Tripp's auction of assigned goods, took place yesterday; the amount received was less than one hundred dollars.
George A. Davis a hotel keeper leaves the first of April for Milford Massachusetts where he has purchased a first class hotel.
The Olive Branch hotel is to be removed and a brick block erected on the old site.
Mr. Roberts, who has been for a number of years connected with the clothing firm of Durkee & Hayward, as cutter, has been engaged by Merrick & Pond, of Rockville, to fill a similar position and will go there next week. Mr. R. is a genial young man and will be missed by his many young friends.

150. Wed Feb 9 1881: South Windham.
James S. Eaton of this place has been to Hartford on two occasions to be present before the legislative committee which has it in charge, at the hearing of the petition for incorporation of the Hayden Water Co.
Freddie a young son of Robert Binns was somewhat badly injured by striking a tree while sliding near the school house a few days since.
The new hearse was used for the first time Saturday at the funeral of Mr. Johnson of Windham. I will not attempt a description but it is a model of beauty (if you can see beauty in a hearse) as well as a model in its construction. It has long been needed and the old cart which it displaces may be sold for a variety of uses. It is fit for many but I will not mention them.
J.B. Johnson has sold an interest in his business here to William Williams of Franklin. Mr. Williams will probably reside here as I learn he has rented his farm for the coming year.

151. Wed Feb 9 1881: Horse for Sale. Good for family, business or livery use. Not afraid of cars, will stand without hitching, safe for ladies or children to drive. Easy and gentle under saddle, nine years old, weight, about 1050 lbs, will road eight miles an hours, will be sold cheap as I have no use for a horse. G.G. Standish. At boot and shoe store, 144 Main street.

152. Wed Feb 9 1881: South Coventry.
James Wilcox, Prof. of penmanship. Of Jewett City, opened a series of writing lessons in the graded school building on Monday evening. He has secured about forty pupils and proposes to devote three evenings a week to giving instruction in that branch of education said to be the "queen of the arts."

153. Wed Feb 9 1881: Thompson.
Secretary Ballard, of the Board of Education, informs us that the enumeration of the school children in town shows an increase of 47 during the year. The number enumerated is 1286.
At an informal meeting of the voters in the 4th school district it was voted to allow Mr. Morse to sever his connection with the grammar school, he having been offered a better position in Putnam.
Mr. Charles Learned and wife, of Mansfield, are the guests of Mr. Baldwin, the artist, this week.
A flock of cotswold sheep, owned by Messrs. Fairbanks of New Boston and Stephens of Dudley, were recently attacked by dogs and a large number mangled and several killed outright.

154. Wed Feb 9 1881: East Killingly.
A rare, rich intellectual feast will be afforded the people of this community on Saturday evening of this week in the literary entertainment to be given at the Baptist church by Prof. D.G. Lawson of Willimantic.
The festival given by Paine's cornet band last week was a success. The band plays splendidly.
While religious services were being held in the Free Will Baptist church at East Killingly on Friday evening, the stove pipe suddenly parted, and in falling struck the chandelier, breaking the lamps and scattering the flames. One little boy who sat near was severely burned, and at one time it seemed as if the house must go, but by the efforts of those present it was saved.

155. Wed Feb 9 1881: Wauregan.
By the kindness of Mr. Atwood, the stage in Wauregan hall has been enlarged and remodeled so that now we can boast of the best theatrical accommodations of any small place in our vicinity. The stage is 17 feet deep and has a drop curtain 20 feet wide. Any seat in the hall commands a full view of the stage.
James Donneheau narrowly escaped a serious accident last Friday. He was driving a team with a very large load of wood on which he was seated. A bad place in the road caused the sled to slide into the gutter and upset, the horses running away from the front bob.
We have had three accidents of note this week with sleds, one in which an unknown man had his horse knocked down and sleigh damaged, himself escaping with a Romau nose.
Mr. Burdick, keeper of the new boarding house was hurt while driving his team last Sunday.

156. Wed Feb 9 1881: Jewett City.
"C.E.P." of the Transcript made an unkind allusion, as well as false, in last week's issue of that sheet, in regard to the suspension of the Danielsonville Sentinel. He says that Jewett City people were not much surprised at the death of that paper, and adds a quotation from the Scripture "The candle of the wicked shall be put out." The ceasing of the Sentinel's publication was a matter of surprise, and I may truly add, regret, to its many friends and patrons here, who will ever remember the noble stand it took for the right, and its plain outspoken utterances in the interest of justice and a pure government. It may have been no surprise to the followers of false gods and doctrines, who have winced under the smart of its caustic thrusts--among them "C.E.P" with his weekly offerings of slush, seasoned with the spice of ignorance--Republicanism. I am glad that our re-liar-ble correspondent is familiar with at least, one passage of the Good Book. It does us good to know that he knows the way even if he doesn't walk therein. If "the candle of the wicked shall be put out," then this wicked pryer into other people's business may consistently look out for the dousing of his own literary tallow dip. Many Republicans here admired the Sentinel for its honest advocacy of what it knew to be right; and I felt, Mr. Editor, that the insulting remark demanded a rebuke. I do not adapt passages from the Bible to justify my ends, certainly not in politics. My own sense of right tells me not to strike a man when he's down, and no man is fit to bear the name who would smite a fallen foe.

157. Wed Feb 9 1881: Scotland.
Abner Robinson recently killed a cow that carried a calf 13 months longer than the usual time. The calf was found to be solidified. This is an unusual occurrence for this neighborhood and has created considerable interest among our farmers.
Miss Fanny Robinson, a native of this town, and daughter of James Robinson, died at the Lady Huntington Home in Norwich on Monday, January 21, aged 82 years.
Benjamin Webb of Hartford, a son of the late Thomas Webb of this town died of pneumonia at his home on Friday aged 47 years. He left this town when a young man, and engaged in the express business with his brother Myron in Hartford, and continued in the firm until his death. The company that built up a large and profitable business. Mr. Webb was a genial, whole-souled man, and was a general favorite in social and business circles. He was a frequent visitor to his native town, and his loss will be keenly felt by his many friends here. His remains were interred in Spring Grove cemetery, Hartford on Monday.
William M. Burnham and Miss Lucy L. Barstow were united in the holy bonds of matrimony on Wednesday of last week by Rev. A.A. Hurd.
Horace Brown has bought the Zephaniah Palmer place of Mr. Wilkinson, and the latter will return to Norwich from which place he moved to Scotland recently.
News comes that another of our Scotland boys has gone the way of all the earth. George Dorrance was married recently to a lady in New York.
Thomas H. and Luther Fuller have turned their faces homeward, and are expected back from the European tour next month.
Our singing schools flourish finely. J.J. Kennedy of Willimantic has furnished an organ for the use of the school free of charge, and has supplied the singers with L.O. Emerson's new choir book, the Voice of Worship.

158. Wed Feb 9 1881: Married.
Phillips-Duganne--In Willimantic, Feb. 5th, by the Rev. Fl. DeBruycker, D.H. Phillips of Springfield and Miss Stasia M. Duganne of Willimantic.

159. Wed Feb 9 1881: Died.
Johnson--In Windham, Feb. 7, Wm. M. Johnson, aged 75.
Fitch--In Windham, Feb. 7, Jos. E. Fitch, aged 86.
Gallup--In Ashford, Feb. 7, Everett Gallup, aged 7 months and 2 days.
White--In Mansfield, Feb. 8, Rand B. White, aged 72.
Trudo--In Willimantic, Feb. 7, Philimenia Trudo, aged 36.
Blaire--In Willimantic, Feb. 8, Arthur Blaire, aged 5.
Jackson--In Willimantic, Feb. 5, Mary A. Jackson, aged 67.

160. Wed Feb 9 1881: To Rent. In Commercial lock, a suite of six rooms suitable for a professional man, or will be rented separately. A grocery store on Church street. A store of two rooms on Church St. Thomas Turner.

161. Wed Feb 9 1881: Notice. This certifies, that, from and after this date, I shall claim none of the earnings of my minor son, George A. Moulthrop, as I have relinquished to him the rest of his time during his minority. Ophelia S. Moulthrop. Dated at Windham the Seventh day of February A.D. 1881.

162. Wed Feb 9 1881: Dr. C.H. David, Physician & Surgeon, Willimantic, Conn. Office in Cranston Block, and Residence at Hotel Commercial.

163. Wed Feb 9 1881: For Sale! A good paying business. Rent cheap. Income from $15 to $30 per week and expenses comparatively nothing. The Albany Laundry. Enquire of Mrs. J.H. Gray, at the old Enterprise office.

164. Wed Feb 9 1881: At a Court of Probate Holden at Windham within and for the district of Windham on the 5th day of February, A.D. 1881. Present, Huber Clark, Esq., Judge. On motion of Elisha H. Holmes, Administrator on the estate of William M. Johnson late of Windham within said district deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Administrator and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Windham and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said Town of Windham, nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record. Huber Clark, Judge.

Wed Feb 16 1881: About Town.
H.A. Adams has opened a bicycle school in Armory hall.
M.J. Nelligan offers his trotting horse "Dick" for sale cheap.
Mr. Eaton, of Mansfield, is storing ice in a building on Valley street belonging to Mr. Hyde Kingsley.
The gas main on Walnut street is leaking badly and workmen are busy digging it up and making necessary repairs.
Kingsley of Kinne's orchestra will give a calico ball at Music hall, South Windham, on Friday evening February 25.
Townsend, the photographer, will occupy the third story of Basset block as soon as it can be fitted up for his business.
Rev. Brooks, of Putnam preached the Congregational people an interest and able sermon in exchange with Rev. Winslow on Sunday.
Hammond & Wallen's orchestra will give a private sheet and pillow-case masquerade at South Coventry on Thursday evening, Feb. 24.
Elder H. Davis of Abington will be at North Windham, Saturday evening, Feb. 19th, at 6:30 o'clock, and will preach on Sunday, Feb. 20, at 1 and 6:30 o'clock p.m.

166. Wed Feb 16 1881: People in the business will be interested to know that Dr. G.B. Hamlin will pay the highest cash price for two-inch seasoned white ash plank. He needs a large quantity.

167. Wed Feb 16 1881: Jas. Johnson of the blacksmith firm of Tew & Johnson, and Thos. Johnson have bought the livery stable of J.R. Root on North street and they take possession April first. Being thorough horsemen, they will make it a successful investment.

168. Wed Feb 16 1881: James Walden has disposed of his interest in the drug firm of Walden & Flint to his partner, who will continue the business at the same place. Aside from a lucrative business in the drug line, they do an extensive business in furnishing dye stuffs to the numerous manufacturers about here. Paints and oils are also in their line.

169. Wed Feb 16 1881: It has been changed from "The Tell Tale" to the Record, and will be conducted by Wm. Crandall. The paper is to be devoted to temperance principally. The correspondent of the Bulletin sarcastically remarks that it will make a "record." We hope to see it prosper.

170. Wed Feb 16 1881: It is currently rumored and with more than hearsay foundation, that in less than one year from this time Willimantic will contain two opera houses. It is suggested that the new one will be so arranged as to be easily converted into a dance hall, and at the same time possess all the modern improvements of the Loomer opera house. Properly managed,--as it would be under the control of Robert W. Hooper--lively competitor in the show business would be encouraged, with the chances decidedly in favor of the new house. This is not merely twaddle, for the project is actually under consideration.

171. Wed Feb 16 1881: The carriage spring recently patented and put on the market by Dr. G.B. Hamlin, is meeting with unqualified approval among carriage makers. Mr. Hamlin informs us that his orders are so numerous that he cannot possibly fill them promptly. He has now eleven men engaged in their manufacture, and is putting up a building on his property on High and Valley streets, will furnish the same with steam power, and go into the business quite extensively. Who knows but this may develop into one of the Willimantic's most important industrial enterprises.

172. Wed Feb 16 1881: No small amount of interest is manifested in the drawing school which has been inaugurated by the Linen company, and under the management of Mr. E.M. Thomas. We refer to it a second time because we think it a second time because we think it a laudable undertaking, and not actuated by any selfish desire. The instruction given them is at the disposal of the public in general, and is being liberally taken advantage of. The mechanical drawing class has made a successful beginning. The class in free hand drawing is open to ladies as well as gentlemen, and the former are specially invited. Free hand drawing is no mean accomplishment, and people who have a natural taste in that direction should not be slow to take advantage of this opportunity.

173. Wed Feb 16 1881: With reference to the resolution before the legislature to make the town of Windham a half-shire of Windham County. John L. Hunter Esq. has gotten out clear, minute and comprehensive table of particulars, containing information which is undeniable proof that Windham should have that which she asks for. The table is the strongest argument that can be presented, and must have weight with the committee.

174. Wed Feb 16 1881: Putnam is trying its hand at bluff in the court house question. At a meeting held Monday it was voted to appropriate $30,000, to make Putnam the shire-town. It won't work, however. Killingly voted yesterday one hundred and three for and sixty-eight against providing buildings for the County seat. The borough of Danielsonville on the evening of the same day voted to provide buildings provided they could get favorable action from the legislature.

175. Wed Feb 16 1881: Station Agent Marston, of the New York and New England railroad has been relieved of the duties of that position. The action taken by the managers of the road was an utter surprise to him, when it was received on Friday last. It is generally conceded that the station was never so well managed as when it was under the control of Mr. G.W. White, but Mr. Marston has given much satisfaction to our people. Willimantic is an important station, at which much business is transacted, and with such inadequate facilities as are afforded for performing the work it will require a man with extraordinary activity and ability to give satisfaction. Perhaps when the new depot is built it will be different. Mr. Marston's successor has been named and was to take possession yesterday. His name we have not learned.

176. Wed Feb 16 1881: Borough Meeting--A fair number of electors convened at Bank building Thursday afternoon at the borough meeting called for the purpose of seeing whether the borough would concur in the action taken by the court of Burgesses in opposing the Hayden Water company scheme before the legislature. The subject was pretty well ventilated in eloquent speeches by Messrs. Geo. W. Burnham, Jas. E. Hayden. Thos. Turner, C.A. Capen, Esquires Hunter, Sumner, Clark, and Conant. A motion was made, in substance, to see if the voters of the borough would authorize the Burgesses to oppose the project in toto. It was lost by a vote of 25 to 24. A resolution was then introduced which read as follows:
Resolved--That the borough authorities be and they are hereby instructed to cease all opposition to the chartering by the Hayden Water Co., when said charter shall provide that the borough may purchase at any time it may choose the works of the Hayden Water Co., its pipes, rights and privileges under the charter, the price to be such as can be agreed upon by the borough and the company or by three disinterested persons not residents of the borough, appointed by a judge of the Superior Court, and that the charter of said Hayden Water Co. shall provide that said company shall not interfere with the property or water in wells and springs or pipes of private individuals without the consent of such individual within the limits of the borough.
This resolution was adopted by a vote of 25 to 18. The meeting was the warmest and most interesting which has been held in the borough for some time.

177. Wed Feb 16 1881: Willimantic's pet scheme is hardly likely to succeed this time, the most of the Windham county legistors opposing the establishment of a full half shire in that village. At the outset, Danielsonville and Putnam united in opposing the scheme, but last week Putnam became alarmed at a rumor of coalition between the two Boroughs, whereby Brooklyn was to be entirely left out, and both Danielsonville and Willimantic to be made half shires. Tolland county watches Willimantic's move with much disfavor. The opinion is expressed at the state house that the plan looks further than appears to the causal observer, and means the final dismemberment of Tolland county to make a new county whose center shall be near that superb new despot which is to rise at the spot from which the "six railroad tracks" radiate.--Stafford Press.
The above is from a source that it is reasonable to suppose must be thoroughly disinterested in the matter. It is food for reflection for the more sanguine of our people, inasmuch as it comes from a member of the legislature. We cannot but believe our brother editor is striking wide of the mark. The claims of Windham are just, and should be favorably considered.

178. Wed Feb 16 1881: Geo. Rood will return from the west next week with a carload of horses.

179. Wed Feb 16 1881: South Windham.
Smith, Winchester & Co., shipped a beating engine last week the roll of which weighed 8320 pounds. This is, I think, the largest ever made here.

180. Wed Feb 16 1881: Putnam.
George F. Willis Esq., one of Putnam's public spirited citizens is to leave this week for Arizona Territory. May abundant success attend him is the wish of his numerous friends.
The decision in the case of Johnson v. Bennett in regard to the losing of the gun from the Company was rendered on Saturday by justice Seward, the decision was that Johnson should recover the cost of the gun. The case was appealed to the Superior Court at Brooklyn.
The heavy rain on Saturday caused quite an inundation in some parts of our village, many cellars were filled to overflowing and the whole first floor of Mr. Abel Dresser's house was completely under water. The family were obliged to seek quarters in the second story. The large among of ice in the river broke up and at one time it was thought there was serious danger of the bridge being carried away.
A little child of Mr. Joseph Maynard gained access to a quantity of potash which its father had been using, and drank a portion of it, Mr. Maynard gave the child a drink of vinegar which the attending physician said saved the child's life.
The ladies circle of the Baptist church meets with Mrs. Charles Prentice on Wednesday evening, as this is an adjourned annual meeting a large attendance is expected.
Rev. B.F. Bronson pastor of the Baptist church tendered his resignation last week to take effect April 1st, 1881. Mr. Bronson has been pastor of this church for eight years and great good has been accomplished under his labors.
In the town meeting held in Wagner's hall on Monday to consider the question of Putnam being the sole county-seat of Windham County. It was voted that the town give the County of Windham $30,000 toward the expense of furnishing suitable buildings at this place, for the purpose of holding courts. A committee of seven were appointed to push the matter before the legislature, now in session. This was one of the most harmonious and enthusiastic meetings ever held in Putnam.

181. Wed Feb 16 1881: Danielsonville.
The examination of John Bell and William Moffitt charged with adultery took place on Saturday at the office of L.H. Rickard, before Justice Stone. After a thorough hearing the court decided that there was probable cause, and Bell was held in three hundred dollars for his appearance at the next term of the Superior Court, which failing to procure, was committed. Moffitt was discharged. Rickard for State, Shumway for defense.
Mrs. Betsey Brown, a sister of O.P. Jacobs died yesterday after a lingering sickness.
John Sweet travelling agent for Dr. Seth Arnold's Cough Killer was in town on Sunday.
Capt. Ezra J. Mathewson in the employ of the same company has completed his route and is now at home for a few weeks vacation.
Benjamin Newton sentenced to the county house for ten days and costs, took a French leave on Friday morning and has not informed jailer Cox of his present residence.
E.Hall, of North Windham purchased from Charles Hyde his horse. Price one hundred and eighty dollars.

182. Wed Feb 16 1881: Montville.
The general thaw did its accustomed damage by carrying away the dam of the Palmer Brothers mill.
LaFayette Stoddard is learning the painters trade.
Near Mount Nebo, south of the pinnacle so called about one half mile, lives an aged colored woman, by name, Sally M. Lewis, who was by her wonderful foresight and mysterious knowledge of future events in human existence, been the oracle consulted by the young people for the past three generations. A visit to her residence will more than repay the curiosity seeker or the novice in the mystic art of fortune telling. Situated somewhat back from the main highway, her abode is reached only after a laborious and careful walk over one of nature's roads the tourist suddenly finds himself upon an elevated plateau surrounded upon all sides by gigantic shade trees, nature's monuments of a century's growth. After a rap at the door of a humble, though very tasteful dwelling, you are met by a kind, genial looking elderly woman who bids to you enter; Fifty-cents if you are so unlucky to belong to the masculine race, and twenty-five if feminine, the truth as it will be, can be ascertained. Mrs. Lewis, taking a much worm pack of cards, whose truthful properties have been many times tested, begins at the birth of the individual and follows it through life. Sometimes when the person is of very great will power it is necessary for Mr. Lewis to enter into a trance to discern by vision what is desired by pasteboard. To one unaccustomed and whose nervous system is slightly deranged this experiment is trying in the extreme. Great beads of perspiration stand out prominently upon the forehead of the mesmerized woman, and passing thoughts are repeated with great distinctness. Whether the lot is to be single blessedness or the greater blessing of the married state is never omitted, together with the financial status of either partner. So great is the faith in her declarations, that it is wholly unfashionable for young folks to enter the married state without consulting her in regard to its successful culmination.
Miss Nettie Howard, has quietly stolen away in the night from the fair village of Palmertown, and taken up her residence in the busy city of New London. Her many friends mourn her loss.

183. Wed Feb 16 1881: At a Court of Probate holden at Canterbury within and for the District of Canterbury on the 14th day of January, A.D. 1881. Present, M.H. Sanger, Esq. judge. Helen Adams, Administratrix on the estate of Nancy D. Waldo late of Canterbury within said district deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the administratrix and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic, and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said town of Canterbury, nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, M.H. Sanger, Judge.

184. Wed Feb 16 1881: At a Court of Probate holden at Ashford in and for the district of Ashford on the 10th day of February, A.D. 1881. Present, Davis A. Baker, Esq., judge. George W. Young, of Ashford in said District, having assigned his property to John A. Murphy of Ashford County of Windham as trustee. This Court doth appoint the 24th day of February A.D. 1881, at 1 o'clock, p.m., at the Probate Office in Ashford, as the time and place for the hearing relative to the acceptance and approval of said trustee; and it is ordered by this Court that public notice of such hearing be given by advertising this order in a weekly newspaper printed in Willimantic twice, previous to said day of hearing, and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said Town of Ashford and return make to this Court. Certified from record, Davis A. Baker, Judge.

185. Wed Feb 16 1881: At a Court of Probate holden at Canterbury within and for the district of Canterbury on the 8th day of February, A.D. 1881. Present, M.H. Sanger Esq., Judge. On motion of William Raymond Administrator on the estate of Thomas A. Bradford late of Canterbury within said district deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Administrator and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Windham and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said Town of Canterbury nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from record, M.H. Sanger, Judge.

186. Wed Feb 16 1881: At a Court of Probate holden at Canterbury within and for the district of Canterbury on the 8th day of February, A.D. 1881. Present, M.H. Sanger Esq., Judge. On motion of William Raymond Administrator on the estate of Sophronia R. Bradford late of Canterbury within said district, deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Administrator and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Windham and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said Town of Canterbury nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from record, M.H. Sanger, judge.

187. Wed Feb 16 1881: For Sale low to close an estate . A House and Lot situated on Chestnut street. House substantially built. Immediate possession given. Enquire of George Lincoln, Administrator.

188. Wed Feb 16 1881: No Harness. No springs, no rubber. A new suspender, the L.R.S. Less strain when stooping than when standing. See one! Try one! And you will wear no other. For sale by Henken & Brown, clothing and gents' furnishing goods. 134 Main Street, Willimantic, Conn.

189. Wed Feb 16 1881: Ashford.
George Tripp has sold out his store at Ashford to Washington M. Whittaker who has already taken possession and will carry on the grocery and dry goods business.
Mrs. Maryette Lyon is prostrated with fever, induced by over-exertion and anxiety in the care of her brother, Philo Chaffee, who recently died in Mansfield, of pneumonia.
Rev. Lewis P. Bickford is to leave the pastorate of the F.W. Baptist church in Westford and will settle in New York state.
There has been 13 births, 7 marriages and 11 deaths in Ashford during the last year.
The suit of August Miller against George Young was decided by Justice Irons of Willington in favor of Miller. Youngs has since assigned all his goods for the benefit of his creditors. The hearing for the appointment of a trustee will be held at the Probate office on the 24th inst.
The people of Ashford are unanimous in favor of Willimantic being made a half shire, for the better convenience of getting to court.

190. Wed Feb 16 1881: Columbia.
A few days since the Pine Street school house came near to taking fire. It is a poor building and the children attending there would mourn little to see it burned.
The Cornet band are happy when they win, and on Tuesday night of last week they took in an oyster supper at G.B. Fullers.
Last week Norman P. Little shipped to Worcester, Mass. a car load of car-timber. There is a greater activity in the lumber market.
A new chimney has been put in the depot at Hop River for the greater convenience of Mr. Matteson's famliy.
The Cornet Band sent out invitations to a ball and supper to be given at Bascomb's Hall on Thursday evening but the advance force of Vennor's January thaw put some insurmountable obstacles in the way. As it was a few sat down to a supper of turkey that had been prepared, and for a little time kept time to the music of the violin under the execution of Dr. T.R. Parker.
After several ineffectual attempts in consequence of the weather, the Literary association met on Friday evening. Willard B. Clark was elected president and Charles F. Clark vice president. The exercises consisted of a lecture by W.E. Hawkins upon "self-culture" and two spelling matches. William H. Yeomans acted as spelling master; in the first match Charles F. Clark and Miss Lillie J. Fuller acted as leaders. Miss Fuller's side was successful Charles E. Little being the last to go down. Charles F. Clark was the last to go down upon his side. In the second match Charles E. Little and Miss Emma Bascomb were leaders. In this contest Mr. Little's side missed eleven words and Miss Bascomb's five. The words used were all test words.
Horace B. Frink has come out with a new market wagon. He has been getting up the same himself. The wheels were built by A.H. Fox and the iron work by Carlos Collins. The body etc., Mr. Frink was the finisher of as well as the painting.
The rain storm of Saturday filled up some of the ponds about and labor is resumed by mills. Simon Hunt's saw mill has remained idle for want of water which difficulty is now removed.
Born--In Columbia, Feb. 10 a daughter to Albert and Julia Yeomans.

191. Wed Feb 16 1881: Abington.
Last Sabbath the Rev. Mr. Bartlett gave to his congregation a splendid sermon, the theme, The life of John the Baptist. To a person acquainted with Jewish and ancient history it was extremely interesting.
At the farm of Jerome Pike a mammoth tree exists measuring eighteen feet and ten inches. One year there were picked from this tree fifty five bushels of apples.
The Abington Library Association held a social at the house of Charles Osgood on Friday the 11th, inst. It was a very line affair indeed. Each guest was cordially welcomed by the hostess and host. The ladies were arrayed in exquisite toilets. It was a perfect success in every respect.
R.L. Bullard recently purchased a hog two years old weighing three hundred and seventy pounds, the solid fat on the back measuring between eight and nine inches and many strips measured seven inches of solid fat.

192. Wed Feb 16 1881: Brooklyn.
Landlord Johnson of the Mortlake received notice that a large sleigh party numbering forty couples from the towns of Moosup, Central and Wauregan, wished to have a Turkey supper, and have a social dance at his house, at the appointed time Tuesday eve. Feb. 8th, we understand there was only about twenty couples present but they had a very pleasant time. We sincerely hope that proprietor Johnson did not lose by the entertainment, as we were informed he was making extensive preparations for twice the number, and know from experience, he neither spared trouble or expense.
Edwin Robinson has been quite sick with neuralgia around the heart, but was getting better and it was thought he would recover. Tuesday while sitting up reading, his daughter left the room for a few moments and when she returned found he had folded the paper and laid it with his spectacles in a chair, and was seemingly asleep, finding she could not arouse him Mrs. Danielson called for assistance, and sent for a physician; when he came he said he was beyond help, about 2 o'clock he passed away without waking. The deceased was 83 years of age, and has been for many years a prominent member and deacon of the Congregational church, and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn his death. Mrs. E. Robinson was convalescent from a severe sickness, and was prostrated by the sudden blow. The funeral was attended Friday by Rev. E.S. beard.
We understand that during the absence of T.D. Pond, collector, the book will be left at the office of the town clerk, A. Wylie, whom he has authorized to receive taxes, and receipt for the same.

193. Wed Feb 16 1881: Thompson.
Mr. H. Parker, of Wisconsin, formerly teacher of a select school in town is visiting at Rev. Mr. Rawson's.
This town voted unanimously, at a town meeting on Monday to favor the claims of Putnam to be made the county seat. While vote in the meeting was unanimous we find upon conversation with the people that there is an undercurrent of feeling against Putnam it being claimed that the sum appropriated by Putnam. $30,000, will go but little way towards providing suitable accommodations. This is what pinches the tax-payer's bunions.
Next month will witness the retirement of our Democrat Senator, Eaton, to private life. His public career so rapidly drawing to its close is one of which any man might be proud. Conscientious devotion to the principles of the fathers, as laid down in that bulwark of our liberties the constitution, has been the distinguishing trait of Mr. Eaton's senatorial career. Upon the electoral count four years ago the financial, the use of troops at the polls and other important measures of legislation his views were upheld with such a sturdy sense of right that they won for him the high esteem of even his political foes. In his retirement Mr. Eaton will carry the warm personal regard and esteem of the entire Democracy of the state, who while honoring their other leaders of our state who have bravely upheld the banner of democracy will not soon forget the noblest Roman of them all--William W. Eaton.

194. Wed Feb 16 1881: Norwich.
An organization is said to exist here called the Anti-Foreigner young Men's Society. Verily the bonnet of bigotry holds a lively swarm of bees.
John T. Wait has worked hard to get the Groton Centennial bill through, and it has passed. This should be borne in mind, for the Colonel is going to run for Congress two years hence.
John G. Cooley, Editor of Cooley's Weekly, is seriously ill at his residence in Franklin. We hope soon to note his recovery.
Hon. David A. Wells, is no contributing to the columns of the New York World. He is an able writer.
George Rawson caught a pickerel weighing six pounds and ten ounces, one day last week. The fish was exhibited to the public here, so this may be set down for a new departure in fish stories.

195. Wed Feb 16 1881: Scotland.
Mr. Carlyle will remove his family and business to Windham, soon.
The storm and accompanying freshet formed a subject of interest Saturday, and during the day, Merrick's brook rose and fell according to the violence of the storm, but before dark, it was over the bridge and pouring through the roadway to the mill, flooding the mill yard. Great blocks of ice came tumbling down from the upper pond, and forming a solid wall just above the bridge, saved that the destruction, and caused the water to wash furiously around the east side of it, overflowing the road as far as Mrs. David Fuller's. When the water found its level on Sunday, blocks of ice from two to ten feet square were left scattered over the adjoining lands. The highway and will road are somewhat washed. The ice on the mill pond still holds after all the flood.
John Ashley, and wife expect to go to Nebraska in a few days to spend the summer, with a view of settling in that state.

196. Wed Feb 16 1881: North Windham.
Mr. F.M. Lincoln who has been suffering from an attack of asthma is recovering.
Mr. E.S. Lincoln is putting up a grist mill to be run by steam.
Mr. C.H. Buckingham, lost a fine cow last week.
A young folks party with Everet Y. Flint, on Wednesday evening. An enjoyable time is reported.

197. Wed Feb 16 1881: The ninetieth anniversary of Mr. Peter Cooper's birthday occurred on Saturday, February 12th.

198. Wed Feb 16 1881: Died.
Belange--In Willimantic, Feb. 13th, Fortune Belange, age 13 months.
Fortier--In Willimantic, Feb. 14th, Frederick Fortier, age 10 months.
Calnan--In Willimantic, Feb. 15th, Jeremiah Calnan, age 6 years.
Clark--In Willimantic, Feb. 12th, Jerusha S. Clark, age 54 years.
Utley--In Willimantic, Feb. 14th Marion R. Utley, age 13 years.
Lyons--In Mansfield, Feb. 14th, Sophia Lyons, age 67 years.

Wed Feb 23 1881: About Town.
N.H. Twist advertises photographs at low rates for the next sixty days. See advt.
The good of the insolvent firm of Bissell & Underwood are being sold out at auction.
Jerry Lyons was last night arrested for the misdemeanor of getting drunk and breaking the peace.
Geo. L. Wheeler, with a part of Rollinson's orchestra went to Brooklyn last night to supply the necessary for a ball.
The largest tax paid by any corporation in town is $9531.27: the largest individual tax paid is $456.04. The smallest tax paid is 27 cents.
The gas consumers in town were deprived of light some fifteen minutes on Monday night by the sudden stoppage of gas in the pipes.
On account of the leakage in the Walnut street gas main, the gas was shut off, and meeting at the Congregational church was held by lamp light on Sunday evening.

200. Wed Feb 23 1881: Mr. Sanderson, of the Brainard house, has a large lot of harness for sale. If you want anything in that line, now is the time to get it. See advertisement in another column.

201. Wed Feb 23 1881: We heard a gentleman say, after attending the circus--more properly speaking the borough meeting--yesterday, that it reminded him very much of a Putnam town meeting.

202. Wed Feb 23 1881: Fifty-three teams made up the cortege at the funeral of Michael Nelligan, Jr. which occurred on Saturday of last week. The deceased was just entering into manhood and his loss will be a heavy blow to his parents.

203. Wed Feb 23 1881: T.W. Greenslit, editor of the late Danielsonville Sentinel, has taken editorial charge of the Webster (Mass) Times.

204. Wed Feb 23 1881: The Hartford Post says that D.D. Home, the noted spiritualist medium, who is a native of Windham and was a factory hand here, is very ill at nice, in France.

205. Wed Feb 23 1881: The court house imbroglio is drawing to an end. All sections have had a fair and impartial hearing before the committee, and its report will be rendered according to the merits in the case. We hope it will be settled now forever.

206. Wed Feb 23 1881: A complimentary concert and social for the benefit of Geo. L. Wheeler is advertised to take place at Franklin hall Friday eve, February 25. George is deservedly popular as a prompter and a benefit to him is only a just recognition of his talents in this direction.

207. Wed Feb 23 1881: J.C. Lincoln is settled in his new quarters and has one of the finest and most commodious stores in town. He is getting in a mammoth stock of furniture and means to do the square thing by people, in that line. He has also added a large line of carpeting.

208. Wed Feb 23 1881: A horse in the funeral procession of Saturday, while turning the corner at the junction of Union and Jackson streets was frightened by the cars and made a sharp turn capsizing the wagon, throwing the occupants out who were considerably injured by the fall.

209. Wed Feb 23 1881: It appears by the grand list of the town of Windham that the property owned by the Willimantic Linen Company is this year assessed at $1,121,326, or $100,926 more than the previous year, which is the amount the new mill was put into the grand list for. The capital stock of the company is $1,500,000, which if put on the market would bring something like $5,000,000.

210. Wed Feb 23 1881: Mr. Rood, of Windham Center, brought to car-loads of Western horses to town last Saturday, and immediately took them to his sale stable in Windham. They were a fine looking group of animals, and including both gentlemen's driving and work horses besides a number of matched pairs. For a man who wants to buy a horse, Mr. Rood's stable, offers a good opportunity.

211. Wed Feb 23 1881: Mansfieldites who come to Willimantic for their rum should be careful that they do not get outside of more than they can comfortably carry home, especially at this time of year. A worthy from that town was found dead drunk lying in the street front of J.A. Lewis' residence Thursday night, and would not doubt have been frozen to death had he not been aroused.

212. Wed Feb 23 1881: The other day we received the following note from a well known business firm: 'Will you kindly give us your autograph on enclosed piece of paper. We are making a collection of autographs of eminent people and will be grateful for yours." Imagine our feelings as we unfolded the piece of paper referred to, and found it to be a check which we had neglected to sign before mailing.

213. Wed Feb 23 1881: We extract the appended paragraph, which relates to one of the ablest paragraphers in the country, from an article that appears in the February number of Hubbard's Printer Advertiser. The gentleman referred to is known as Thomas S. Weaver, and will be remembered by our middle aged inhabitants as having been connected with our esteemed contemporary in its infancy. "Taffy was a Welshman" and so was the paternal ancestor of the subject of this sketch. His mother was of Dutch lineage. At Willimantic, Connecticut, his babyhood was inaugurated on the fifth of February, 1845. Before he reached the age of ten he had crept willingly and unwillingly to district school. The succeeding three years he alternated summers on a farm and winters at the academy. In the office of the Willimantic Journal he mounted a type box at fourteen and has been continuously at "the stick" for nearly twenty-two years. This accounts for his rather "set" opinions. He was connected with that paper for eight years, during the last one of which he was editor and proprietor, doing his own composition, form-locking, and office drudgery, including pulling off the edition on a hand press. It was a big fight, made with a brave heart, against the inevitable, which came with a financial collapse. Weaver's first love was ashes in the briar pipe of experience, and he philosophically blew them out of the bowl."

214. Wed Feb 23 1881: South Windham.
A steam sawmill is to be erected in the grove of large trees just east of "Hewitts curve" on the N.L.N. railroad, and about a mile south of this village. A force of men has been engaged for some time drawing timber upon Pleasure Hill (just where this name is appropriate I never knew) and drawing it to the point. They are cutting also the grove in the rear of C.E. Spencers property and hauling the logs to the place where the mill is to be. In this they are meeting with some difficulty as Mr. Hewitt refuses to allow them to cross his lots, which would be a direct course from the upper to the lower road. So they are forced to go south half a mile on the upper road in order to find a place to cross to the other road, after which they north nearly as far to ready the point they wish to gain. Mr. H. further forbids their using the road from the highway to the railroad--a distance of perhaps a dozen rods. He also refuses to allow them to put in a turnout there to make it more convenient about loading the lumber when shipped. And this after selling them the timber in his grove and giving them permission to erect a mill there--has been freely commented on by the parties engaged in the business and a large number of large adjectives used in connection. The engine and boiler arrived at the station some three weeks age, but as it was decided to have a large engine this was sent to New London and exchanged for one of some seventy horse power. They designed to draw the logs to the saws by steam power and this without stopping the saws, hence the necessity for a powerful engine. I am told they are to get out bridge and ship timber, and if they succeed in putting in a turnout--as I am told they tinted to do--it will be very little trouble to load it on the cars for transportation.
The railroad men have had a job in thawing out the tank pipe and at the present writing have not fully succeeded. Their method of procedure has been to dig to the pipe holes about fifty feet apart and after cutting it they insert a small lead pipe through which is forced hot water. In this way they have thawed it nearly the whole length. Probably some method will be devised for carrying off the waste water when the tank is full another winter as I believe they claim that had the water not been shut off by the automatic valve it would not have frozen.
The sheriff was looking for witnesses Monday morning in the case of the three men who were bound over for the assault on Worden. Whether he found them all or not I do not learn.

215. Wed Feb 23 1881: Woodstock.
Time and railroads are great revolutionizers. A generation or so ago there was great intercourse between Woodstock and Windham and an incipient familiarity with young Willimantic. But how little now! We once--when Windham was the county seat--knew your lawyers, your ministers, your doctors and your Bonifaces, all about the frogs, the Bacchus on a barrel, and things generally on Windham Green. We intermarried, we trained, we traded, we banked, we litigated there. But whether Elderkin & Dyer ever recovered from their batrachian panic, whether your lawyers turn patriots, or traitors, your ministers, heretics or doctors of divinity, your doctors, their patients stomachs, or their pockets wrong side out, or whether any thing is on tap, at the old tavern is the least of Woodstock concerns. For a while the great divide, which runs like a backbone through the middle of the country, sent trains of farmers and teamsters from the west side of the county done along the Natchaug to Norwich or New London. A few straggle that way still from Ashford, Eastford and Chaplin, who probably stop at Willimantic, but from Woodstock only here and thee a traveler. He passes unobserved. He knows nobody, and nobody knows him. If you--or the New York & New England--will make a railway to Southbridge it will change all that. If you get the shire town at Willimantic, we'll have to change or be held in contempt of court. But we really don't see how we can go there without extra allowance of mileage unless, the court will grant mandamus for the railroad. We much prefer you should put your money into rails, than into jails.

216. Wed Feb 23 1881: Columbia.
The Cornet Band with the leaders were the guests of Henry E. Lyman and wife on Thursday evening where they were provided with an excellent supper of fried chicken, biscuit, pies, cakes, coffee, etc., gotten up in Mr. Lyman's best style. The evening was pleasantly spent and at a late hour all returned to their homes well pleased with the attentions shown them.
N.P. Little has shipped another car load of lumber.
The new telephone does not work satisfactorily.
The school at the center, Charles E. Little teacher, closed on Friday. The roll of honor in the line of attendance consists of the following names, George Little, Isabelle Little, Chauncey Little, Fred Macht and Henry Macht. Frank Little and Mary Clark were absent only one day each. The only scholar exempt from tardiness was George Little. As was the second in the North district those who attended every day stood at the head of their classes in spelling. Isabelle and Chauncey Little were the superiors in their respective classes. The register showed 281 tardy marks: far too many for a school where all the children have but short distances to travel.
The school in Chestnut Hill district, Miss Estelle J. Downer teacher, closed on Saturday. This school has been very much broken up by sickness, and yet Arthur Barrows and Lewis Little have been present every day. Nor has Lewis Little been tardy during the term. The district committee expressed his regret that the register showed so few visitations from parents.

217. Wed Feb 23 1881: Hebron.
The people living on Church street seem to be unusually afflicted this winter. Within the short distance of one-half mile are the following invalids: commencing at the lower end of the street Mrs. George Strong, a lady nearly 80 years of age is not expected to recover from the effects of a shock. S.D. Abbot has been confined to the house for several months with a kidney trouble. Several weeks ago Mrs. Abbot fell and dislocated her shoulder and is still suffering from the accident. E.M. Latham who has been sick for several weeks past with pneumonia is slowly convalescing. Mrs. Timothy Bissel another old lady who is being cared for by Mrs. Ralph Bissel is quite feeble from old age and infirmities.

218. Wed Feb 23 1881: Scotland.
David Wilson Jr. will improve the Lewis Gager farm the coming season.
J. Henry Greenslit is to run his own farm this year, and the Sweet family are to occupy the new house on the Baker place in lower Scotland.
The Baker hill in lower Scotland is badly washed and needs immediate attention from the authorities.
Wm. F. Palmer has been quite ill for some days.
Mr. and Mrs. John Ashley and E. Clark expect to start for Nebraska next Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. William Anthony had a large party at the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage on the 17th inst. and the presents were both numerous and valuable.

219. Wed Feb 23 1881: Atwoodville.
Irving Swift is busy getting lumber for a new barn.
Herbert Huntington has cut and cleared the wood and lumber from the camel lot.
Work is dull at the silk factory at Atwoodville, but driving at O.S. Chaffee's at Chaffeeville.
Henry Jacobs was sent to the poorhouse Wednesday the 16th for want of a home.
We are glad to see Mr. Holt return home again after a stay in Willimantic for some time past.
The following families are out of town for the winter: The Ramsdells in New London, the Comins in New York, Dewings in Hartford, and almost every other house in the whole Centre has a widow or grass widow.

220. Wed Feb 23 1881: Mansfield.
The school is district No. 15 (Wormwood Hill) has just closed. Miss M.E. White fully sustained her former record as teacher with us.
Two young ladies from Willington while driving over Wormwood hill on Friday night overturned their sleigh spilling them out. The horse was found the next morning by Mr. LeValley in Mr. Fenner's orchard nearly a mile from the disaster. The young ladies went to the dance just the same!
It is not generally known outside of the numerous readers of the Chronicle, that this is the only Democratic paper in this part of the State since the death of the Sentinel. Speaking of the fact to one of my neighbors, he says:--I am good for $1.50 to help insure the life of this one. Suppose all the readers of the Chronicle go and do likewise.

221. Wed Feb 23 1881: Married.
Lyon-Moffitt--In Willimantic, Feb. 20th, by Capt. H.H. Brown, Mr. William W. Lyon of Willimantic, and Miss Eva M. Moffitt of Lebanon.

222. Wed Feb 23 1881: Died.
Dimmick--In New York, Feb 11, Edwin W. Dimmick, aged 63 years. Intered in Mount Pleasant cemetery Newark, N.J.
Doane--In Mansfield, Feb. 16, Elysia Doane, age 67 years.
Trin--In Windham, Feb. 22, Mary Trin, age 80 years.
Murray--In Eagleville, Feb. 18, Jenning Murray, age 17 years.
Jewett--In Mansfield, Feb. 19, Roxy Jewett, age 95 years.
Warren--In Mansfield, Feb. 19, Frank Warren, age 15 years.
Walker--In Ashford, Feb. 21, Lucina Walker, age 22 years.
Nelligan--In Willimantic, Feb. 17, Michael J. Nelligan, age 21 years.
Lamorey--In Willimantic, Feb. 17, Adelaide Lamorey, age 49 years.
Kelly--In Willimantic, Feb. 23, Mary Ann R. Kelly, age 34 years.

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