The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1882
Published every Wednesday.
McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.
Office, Hall's Block, Main & Union Sts.
$1.50 per year.
Wed Feb 1 1882: About Town.
Lyman Jordan, a well known and highly respected resident is dangerously
Ernest P. Chesbro has invented and has just taken out a patent for a
contrivance for crushing sugar and salt.
Joel Fox held a cart-load of household furniture under the auctioneer's
hammer on Railroad street yesterday.
Miss Hattie Taylor is teaching in one of the rooms at Natchaug school
in place of Miss Willis who is on the sick roll.
Chas. J. Lagerstrain and A. Wilson have opened in Commercial block, a
shop for repairing old clothing and for the making of new.
G.G. Cross has during the past week been rendering his store more attractive
by a fresh coat of paint and a general renovation.
Geo. H. parks has associated himself with J.D. Willis for the purpose
of carrying on a coal and wood business. The firm name will be Willis &
Drs. Houghton and David extracted a sliver from a man's foot Saturday,
which was imbedded an inch deep in the flesh. The sliver was about three
and a half inches in length.
122. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Herbert Maxon had an arm broken
last week by accidentally slipping it through a revolving pulley
while turning up a set screw. It was a bad compound fracture and
was adjusted by Dr. Hills.
123. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: The annual meeting of the
Baptist church was held on Monday evening of last week. The following
officers were chosen: W.N. Potter, clerk; N.W. French, assistant
clerk; Wm. B. Hawkins, treasurer.
124. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: A shooting gallery has been
fitted up in the basement under W.L. Harrington & Co.'s clothing
store by Joe Donahue. It will be in operation every evening and will
offer a good chance to show your craftiness with the rifle.
125. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Dr. F.H. Houghton is the regularly
employed town physician and will vaccinate any who need assistance
from the town by their first applying to the selectmen. He receives
fresh bovine vaccine form the health board of New York city every
126. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Messrs. J.B. Baldwin, J.W.
Webb and H.L. Edgarton, take no back seat as fishermen. Last Friday
they took from Columbia reservoir a mess of thirty pounds. Included
in this collection was one mammoth pickerel measuring twenty-four
and three-quarter inches and weighing four and one-half pounds.
127. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: William Thompson, a young
man employed in Marshall Tilden's furniture establishment, on Monday
fell from a load of chairs on Union street, a distance of about ten
feet, and by the fall was rendered unconscious. He was taken up insensible
but in a short time recovered. The fall did not prove serious beyond
a few bruises and he is now able to be at work.
128. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: The mills at Conantville which
were recently purchased by Gardner & Pearce are at present in
full operation. This firm is making it a point to manufacture a quality
of silk thread inferior to none made in the world. We have heard
reports of their thread and the consumers speak highly in praise.
We hope to see this firm thrive, and have no doubt but that it will.
129. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: A.R. Burnham has just completed
for the Stearns brothers of Mansfield, a model milk wagon. It is
after a different style from any now in use, and in appearance is
very conveniently constructed. Mr. Burnham from the endless variety
of vehicles turned out at his shops, exhibits an ability as a carriage
manufacturer, which is surpassed by very few builders.
130. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Edwin A. Buck recently purchased
at Liberty Hill a seventy-five acre tract of woodland mostly of chestnut
and oak timber. He is erecting upon the grounds a new steam saw mill
of great capacity and will begin immediately the slaying of timber.
The chestnut will be worked into railroad lumber and the oak into
plough beams, contracts for the latter of which he has heretofore
been unable to fill.
131. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: The happy couple which were
made one last Thursday were James J. Keon and Miss Nellie Ashton
both well known and highly respected young people of this village.
The marriage ceremony was performed at St. Joseph Catholic church
by Rev. Fl. DeBruycker in the presence of a large audience. The event
was on the evening of that day, merrily celebrated at the home of
the bride. The wedding tour was to New York.
132. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: An imaginative correspondent
to an out of town paper thinks there is great excitement among the
mill girls here. He says "It is reported that the agent of one
of the greatest shows on earth is coming soon to look through the
mills and see if he can discover the handsomest girl in America.
Twenty five of the girls employed in the Linen company's mills are
said to have forwarded their photographs to the circus man with a
view of scooping that $20,000 prize and then retiring from the loom." He
might go further and be less successful in meeting with feminine
beauty. But for the handsomest man we advise him to take a look around
133. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: The custom clothing establishment
recently launched by Wm. A. Harris, has suddenly collapsed from the
inebriety of the proprietor.
134. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: The use of sidewalks for sliding
purposes, it is unnecessary to say, is contrary to law. Albeit this
is so, many urchins do not hesitate to break the law in this respect,
even after being warned. It is very irritating to ones temper to
be tripped up by the pointed and ugly looking sleds now in use even
if some part of their body be not damaged. We notice that the boys
are making a wholesale use of the sidewalks wherever there is an
incline, and call the attention of parents to this fact. There are
plenty of places suitable for the use and places which will not endanger
public travel. The authorities will enforce the law if it is not
135. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: The annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Willimantic Linen company was held at the new
dye house last Thursday. Upward of two hundred stockholders were
present, who were brought from Hartford by a special train. A review
of the general condition of the company was made by Treasurer Barrows.
The board of directors chosen for the ensuring year consists of the
following: Thomas Smith, C.B. Erwin, Newton Case, A.C. Dunham, Nathaniel
Wheeler, Henry Stanley, M.G. Bulkeley, W.E. Barrows, Nathaniel Shipment.
At a subsequent meeting of the directors the following persons were
re-elected officers of the company: President, Thomas Smith; vice-president,
W.E. Barrows; secretary, E.H. Clark; treasurer, W.E. Barrows. A semi
annual dividend of 10 per cent, was declared.
136. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: A temperance writer of 1794
puts the case as follows: "I allow my family but two gallons
of rum a year. This is enough for any family and too much for most
of them. I drink cider and beer of our own manufacture, I advise
you all to do the same. I am astonished at you, good folks. Not a
mechanic, or a laborer goes to work for a merchant but he carries
home a bottle of rum. Not a load of wood comes to town but a gallon
bottle is tied to the cart stake to be filled with rum. Scarcely
a woman comes to town with tow cloth, but she has a wooden gallon
bottle in one side of her saddle bags to fill with rum. Take a bit
of advice from a good friend of yours. Get two gallons of rum in
a year-have two or three frolics of innocent mirth--keep a little
spirit for medicine, and let your common drink be the product or
manufacture of this country. This will make a saving of almost 400,000
gallons of rum or 80,000 a year."
137. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: The frightful rumor that a
case of small pox had been discovered in town has not the slightest
foundation in fact, and it probably originated with some brainless
idiot who has little regard for the public peace of mind. We are
happy to announce authoritatively that it has not a particle of truth.
Warden Baldwin with characteristic regard for the public good, has
been on a tour of inquiry among the manufacturing corporations but
failed to confirm the story, and obtained a promise from their officials
that the authorities would be promptly informed should the dread
disease break out on their premises. As a matter of course it was
located by the sensationalist in the Stone Row, but we are authorized
to state that there is at present no sort of contagious disease there.
The Smithville company have taken particular pains to remove and
keep their houses supplied with disinfectants during the past year.
Should a small pox scare become prevalent it would ruin business
(excepting the doctors) and people should be very careful how they
138. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: An old Connecticut almanac
published in 1896 has the following under the head of "Fecundity:"
Mr. Jonathan Kingsley of Woodstock, Vermont, now in the 77th year of
his age, was born in the year 1781 at Windham, Connecticut,--and at the
age of 26 years was married to a young woman by whom he had 9 children
and who died the 18th of July, 1793; and on the 26th of June 1794, he
was again married to a young woman of the age of 25 years, who, on the
10th of April 1795, was delivered of a beautiful daughter. The youngest
child whom he had by his first wife, was a grandmother before he was
married to his present one. The number of his children, grandchildren
and great-grandchildren is one hundred.
139. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: It is said that the Wauregan
farm is the largest and most productive of any to be found in Windham
county. It comprises 300 acres, including nearly the whole of Wauregan
village, and the past season there were harvested 200 tons of good
hay, 1200 bushels of ears of corn, 400 bushels of potatoes, 400 bushels
of beets, a ton or more of cabbages and other vegetables, 100 bushels
of buckwheat and 200 bushels of rye. From ten to thirty hands are
employed during the year. Three barns are found on the premises the
largest being 90 feet long on one floor and 95 feet on another.--Plainfield
140. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: South Windham.
A letter was received at this post office a few weeks since, addressed
to Thomas L. Robinson, which was uncalled for and was exposed in
the office window the usual time. On a suggestion that it might
be Willimantic the letter was sent there, and from there to the
dead letter office. A communication has just been received here
from the latter office stating that it was a valuable letter mailed
at Norwich, and asking the post master to ascertain if the person
addressed could be found here.
To any one deeply interested in the vaccination question an editorial
in the Banner of Light last week will be interesting reading. Small pox
properly treated is said to be no more fatal than a great many other
diseases, but it is feared by all on account of its spreading so rapidly.
Everybody knows diseases may be inoculated by vaccination, indeed they
profess to vaccinate disease not health, and everybody ought to know
that it will not prevent small pox- if it would why have we go it all
over the country? Surely it is not working on the unvaccinated all this
141. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Danielsonville.
Miss Jennie I. Phillips of this village, and Mr. Edwin T. White of Pomfret,
were married at her father's residence Wednesday evening Jan. 25th,
by Rev. James Dingwell. Mr. and Mrs. C. Bush of New York, who were
present, gave the bride a silver tea set, and her brother Charles
Joslyn, also a valuable gift, and from other friends she was the
recipient of many presents and tokens. The happy couple have the
kindest wishes of all.
142. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Andover.
The Ladies society met at the house of Mrs. J.N. Marsh last Wednesday
evening. Mrs. Marsh always knows how to make the time pass pleasantly,
and so in spite of the storm the house was full. Perhaps some were
attracted by the fact that a very fine bed quilt was to be disposed
of by lottery. The winner of the prize proved to be Mr. William
Loomis of Bolton, $20 was realized from the sale of tickets.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. M. Blackman celebrated the fortieth anniversary of their
marriage on the evening of the 26th ult. A large number of their friends
assembled to enjoy the occasion with them. During the evening the guests
presented the Rev. Mr. Ward, pastor of the Baptist church, with a purse
of nearly thirty dollars.
A petition signed by twelve or fifteen republicans, asking for the appointment
of Mr. C.L. Backus as post master, has been in the hands of Congressman
Buck for some weeks. The post office question seems to occasion our republican
friends a great deal of trouble. The present post master, Mr. Hall, was
appointed upon the recommendation of Gen Hawley, and no charge is brought
against him except that he is a democrat. And this reminds us of a remark
of Garfield's, soon after he became president, that he was in favor of
Civil Service Reform to this extent, that all the offices should be filled
143. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Judge Cox completed his charge
to the jury in the Guiteau trial at 4:40 p.m. last Wednesday, and
within ten minutes after retiring the jury found a verdict of "guilty".
At 5:35 they filed slowly into their seats. The foreman announced
"guilty, as indicted." Mr. Scoville demanded a poll of the jury,
which was granted, and each juror was called by name, and each in a firm voice
promptly responded "Guilty." As the last name was called the prisoner
shrieked, "My blood will be upon the heads of that jury, don't you forget
it." And again he cried out, "God will revenge this outrage." The
defense will attempt to procure a new trial, but will doubtless fail. It was
a thoroughly fair and most conclusive trial. Its conclusion will be accepted
as perfect justice, and the execution of the sentence will be approved as deserved
for the crime and demanded for the safety of society. It will be the more effective
in deterring similar crimes than if it had been produced by popular passion,
and the wretch will go to the grave without sympathy.
144. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Montville.
A number of the friends of Edward H. Palmer called on him at his place
at Spring Valley farm the other evening and spent the night dancing
until the small hours in the morning. Mr. Palmer furnished the
music in his old and pleasing style. The party brought necessary
refreshments and altogether had a good time.
145. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Colchester.
The new building erected by the John A. Geer twine company for the manufacture
of twine was occupied by the company ten days ago. Orders come
Dr. Carrington is able to be out again, though not yet in full strength.
The census of children in the town for the comptroller is complete, showing
601 between four and sixteen. This is fourteen less than last year and
less than for several years.
Mr. C.A. Brand has brought the house owned and formerly occupied by Deacon
Baker, near the south end of Main street. It is pleasantly located, in
good repair, conveniently arranged, with a good barn and garden attached.
There is seldom an opportunity here to buy so desirable a place.
146. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Letters From the People. How
grateful are the people who have to travel the streets where the
Willimantic Linen company and other corporations invariably send
around their snow plows after every snow storm. And how we unfortunates
who live on other streets wish for a little more liberality on the
part of our borough fathers that would warrant our worthy warden
in expending, about $10.00 after each snow storm in sending out his
snow plows by 4 o'clock in the morning.
147. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Died.
Sherwood--In Willimantic, Jan. 28th, Addie Sherwood, aged 48 years.
Carter--In Willimantic, Jan. 31st. Genevia May Carter, aged 4 years 8
Potter--In Lebanon, Jan. 27th, Lydia M. Potter, aged 67 years.
Darling--In Willington, Jan. 23d, Lucian Darling, aged 79 years.
Thompson--In Eagleville, Jan. 23d, M.E. Thompson, aged 45 years.
Moseley--In Hampton, Jan. 25th, Hattie B. Moseley, aged 22 years.
Willis--In Hop River, Jan. 29th, Geo. P. Willis, aged 51 years.
Brown--In Merrow Station, Jan. 30th, Mary Brown, aged 73 years.
Davis--In Willington, Jan. 28th, Myra B. Davis, aged 77 years.
Rood--In Windham, Jan. 28th, Amy Rood, aged 4 years 12 days.
Force--In Hebron, Jan. 30th, Clarissa Force, aged 88 years.
148. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: At a Court of Probate holden
at Canterbury, within and for the district of Canterbury on the 30th
day of January A.D. 1882. Present, M.H. Sanger, Esq. Judge. On motion
of Benjamin H. Reynolds, Administrator on the estate of Henry Reynolds,
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 Willimantic, and by posting a copy thereof
on the pubic sign post in said town of Canterbury nearest the place
where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, M.H. Sanger,
149. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Woodstock.
Among the "odds and ends" in the editors' "drawer"
in Harper for December, after quoting some quaint obituaries, the editor
says: "An effort of this sort more graceful and high-toned, is sent
to us from Connecticut," and he appends the following epitaph:
"If boundless benevolence be the basis of beautitude,
And harmless humility the harbinger of a hallowed heart,
These Christian concomitants compose her characteristic,
And conciliated the esteem of her contemporary acquaintances,
Who mean to mould their manners by the model of their meritorious monitor."
The above specimen of alliteration,--a taste much indulged in by the
poets of an earlier date--is a transcript from the headstone of the wife
of the late Dr. Thomas Morse of West Woodstock, in the old cemetery there,
and a copy must have been taken by some curious visitor and sent to the
Harpers. Mrs. Morse was a sister of Col. James, and Sanford Carey of
Canterbury, and that portion of Windham now Scotland. She died more than
fifty years ago, long before the Doctor, who lived to be an octogenarian.
His wide practice and equestrian habits in old age, are within the recollection
of active people of today. Mrs. Lydia Bradford, widow of Dr. Milton Bradford,
and Mrs. Maria Briggs, wife of Earl Briggs of New Bedford, Mass., are
daughters of the couple,--the portraiture of one of whom is so carefully
drawn. It reads very much like the language of the famous geographer,
Rev. Dr. Morse, who was a Woodstock man, and who drew a somewhat similar
inscription for the headstone of the wife of his son, Prof. Morse, the
inventor of the electric telegraph.
When Finley Morse Fox was a representative from this town, he procured
the passage of the law by which the town was divided into voting districts
of precincts at general elections. Owing to the size of the town,--about
64 square miles--and the location of its villages,--West Woodstock being
the only one within a mile of the geographical center--many voters had
to travel full twenty miles to get to the ballot box and return home.
This law, secured by the perseverance of Mr. Fox, is a great convenience,
and the total of votes is very much larger than it would be under the
ancient system. But in November it is dark at five o'clock, and before
the votes can be counted, the proper statements be made out and certified,
the ballot boxes sealed up, in the second and third districts, and the
messengers can reach the first district polls, distances of five and
four miles, it has become quite late, and the waiting of the election
officers at the last mentioned place, tedious. Mr. Bradford has introduced
a bill to relieve this. It provides for closing the polls at the second
and third districts at 4 p.m., where the voting is essentially through
with before this hour, provided the sense of the town shall so decide
in full town meeting. Such a law will meet with universal acceptance.
Mr. George N. Sumner, an aged and wealthy farmer died at 79 and was buried
on Monday, the 30th. For the past year his faculties were nearly all
Mrs. Henry Gilman was buried Monday, the 23d. There is little sickness.
The two cases above were chronic, and the late severe weather probably
Going to Willimantic to attend court would be no joke for Woodstock and
Thompson with the present facilities, and you will readily understand
that the average citizen does not favor it when the petition is offered
for his signature. There would be an aggregate of fifty and sixty miles
of travel to the citizens of these towns, either by horse or steam conveyance
150. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Willington.
William D. Ruby lost a bright little boy, two years of age, from diphtheria
Thursday night, and four more of his children are down with the
The South Willington people held a festival in the thread company's hall
on Friday evening for the benefit of Reverend Charles W. Potter, pastor
of the Baptist church in Willington, who preaches in the former place
very acceptably every Sabbath evening. There was some fine singing by
Miss Curries, of Everett, Mass. The entertainment netted about $30.
It is understood that G. Hall, Jr., & Co., thread manufacturers,
will suspend work for a few days the first of next month for the purpose
of taking an inventory of stock in order to settle the estate of Gardner
Hall, decease, who was a member of the firm.
151. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Scotland.
Representative Mr. Luther Barstow has rented his farm to Courtland Ray,
and will move his family to Willimantic. Mr. Barstow intends to
take a trip to Nebraska in the spring.
O.S. Remington is to go into business in Massachusetts, and if suited,
will move his family thither.
John Clark has bought the Burlingame place adjoining the farm of his
brother-in-law Dennis Murphy.
Mrs. David Smith is quite ill from malarial fever.
152. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: North Windham.
Mr. M.M. Welch still continues to deal in real estate. He recently purchased
the Lynch farm, but has since sold it to Patrick Rourke, reserving
the timber for himself.
Mrs. Delia L. McCray of Wilbraham, Mass. and Mrs. Ellen L. Smith of Cromwell,
have been visiting relatives and old time friends in this, their native
village. North Windham gives a warm welcome to all her sons and daughters.
Miss Carrie Fuller, of Fort Hamilton, N.Y., is also visiting her sisters,
Mrs. Geo. Spafford and Mrs. Lester Hartson.
We hear there is to be preaching in our chapel next Sabbath at 2 o'clock
p.m. by Rev. Mr. Barlow of your village. S.S. concert also in the evening.
153. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Warrenville.
Master Arthur Lombard, son of representative D.O. Lombard, has just entered
the literary institution at Suffield. We wish him success in his
Rev. C.N. Nichols recently received tidings from Prof. D.G. Lawson, now
at Beaufort, S.C. He is meeting with excellent success, and the southern
press speaks of him in very high terms. He is making hosts of friends
in the "Sunny South."
154. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: F.S. Blood, Dentist, Stiles
& Alpaugh Building, Willimantic, Conn.
155. TWC Wed Feb 1 1882: Notice --Books of Subscription
to the stock of the Providence, Ponagansett and Springfield Railroad
Co. will be opened at the office of O.P. Jacobs in Danielsonville,
and at the residence of Thos. S. Marlor in Brooklyn, and at the store
of E.A. Buck in Willimantic, and at the offices of E.A. Converse
and L. Rawitzer in the town of Stafford, on the Second day of February,
1882. O.P. Jacobs, E.A. Converse, E.A. Buck, T.S. Marlor, L. Rawitzer,
156. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: About Town.
J.J. Dempsey, Esq. has opened a law office in Commercial block.
Town Clerk Wales has been confined to his house for a few days on account
A class for the study of the French language has been formed by Mr. T.H.
Allard at his residence on Temple street.
The work of remodeling and adding one story to the old Rollinson house
in Sodom was begun yesterday by James Picknell. The place is owned by
R. & H. Carney, dealers in stoves and tinware, have leased a store
on Church street of Thomas Turner and as soon as it is fitted up will
remove from their present place of business.
There will be a social dance at Excelsior hall this evening. Music by
Kingsley, Kinne, and Williams' orchestra. A new piano has been put into
the hall and will be in use this evening.
157. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: W.G. & A.R. Morrison shipped
a carload of silk machinery last week to R. Childs, a large silk
manufacturer of Hillsboro, N.H. They also shipped the forepart of
this week another carload of machinery to Belding Brothers at Northampton,
158. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: Notwithstanding the reports
to the contrary, there will be a social at Excelsior hall on Friday
evening, February 10th. Music by Rollinson's Opera House orchestra--C.B.
Adams, A.E. Sisson, Chas. Clark, W. Henken, T.H. Rollinson; Geo.
L. Wheeler, prompter.
159. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: Mr. Samuel G. Adams is proud
in the ownership of a house which he thinks is perfect in design.
It is his old residence at the head of Bridge street, which has just
undergone extensive alterations and improvements. Beside a complete
remodel of the interior, a large ell has been added and a French
roof constructed. A long life to enjoy it, so say we. James H. Picknell
executed the improvements.
160. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: The borough library contains
nearly two thousand volumes, which represent quite a large sum of
money. It has never been insured. The court of burgesses had the
fact brought to their notice at the last meeting, and they will act
the part of wisdom, by taking out an insurance policy immediately.
161. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: The February term of the superior
court, Judge Culver on the bench, commenced at Brooklyn, yesterday,
at 2 p.m. There are one hundred and fifty-three cases "noticed
twenty-nine of which are to the jury and one hundred and twenty-four
to the court. It is understood that the criminal business will occupy
the court but a short time.
162. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: At a meeting of the court
of burgesses held Monday evening the following business was transacted:
Voted, to pay John Hickey, $2.21, Willimantic Gas company, $3.50,
Luke Flynn, $62.00, Wm. Worden, $62.00, U.S. Street Lighting company,
& Fowler, $1.95, fire department, $128.75, (services of firemen.) J.O.
Sullivan, $17.33, L.E. Baldwin, $25.00, C.S. Billings, $10.00 labor bill for
January, $8.75. The matter of insuring the library was brought up and it was
laid on the table for one week.
163. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: James Harvey got on one of
his habitual rampages yesterday. In making a tour of the streets
giving vent to his usual exuberance of spirits while in a maudlin
condition when about opposite Dea. Stearns' harness shop his unsteady
perpendicular suddenly assumed a horizontal position. The bee in
his bonnet set up such a buzzing that he could not regain his feet,
and he set up a pitiful howl for assistance. Deacons Stearns and
Hawkins were attracted by the cries and quickly hastened to the spot
to enquire the case. James informed them in heart-rending tones that
he had fallen and broken his leg. Sympathy for the unfortunate man
prompted them to do what they could to relieve his distress and they
carried him into Mr. Stearns' store. Mr. Frank Bennett, who had a
sleigh nearby, was requested to convey the injured man to his home.
He was loaded and driven to High street, Mr. Bennett supposing he
lived on that street, but James at this tardy point of the proceedings
informed him that his home was in the lower village. Their steps
were retraced to Mr. Stearns' store where Dea. Hawkins, who was one
of the party, desired to get some gloves as his hands were cold.
Deceitful James took advantage of the stop and coolly arose from
his position in the sleigh and took leave of his benefactors. Whether
these gentlemen took in the situation before the coup d'etat or not
they can better answer.
164. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: We are sorry to learn that
there is no possibility of the recovery of Mr. Allen Lincoln, who
is sick with malarial fever. By his death this village will lose
a valuable and respected citizen. He has been identified with its
growth from its infancy, coming here from Chaplin when a young man.
He is now sixty-four years of age Mrs. Lincoln is also seriously
sick with erysipelas. P.S.--since the above was put in type, Mr.
Lincoln has died.
165. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: A little trouble has arisen
in the upper district on account of the practice of reading the Bible
at the opening of school. The parents of some of the children who
attend school there disapprove of their children being compelled
to listen to it. D.A. Lyman, rather than have his daughter listen
to the daily reading of scripture sent her to school tardy, and furnished
her with a written excuse, as required by the rules of the school.
After a time Principal Holbrook refused to accept the excuses and
demanded a prompt attendance. His wishes were complied with, but
during the rending he was disturbed by non-attention and in consequence
directed those who were unwilling to listen to go into the recitation
room. Miss Lyman took advantage of this remark and went. She insisted
upon doing this every morning, but Mr. Holbrook preferred to have
each scholar conform to the rules of the school and so demanded.
A controversy arose and the girl was suspended from attending until
she decided to obey orders. Mr. Lyman claimed that the teacher had
no right to do this, and insisted that the suspension be revoked.
An appeal was made to Mr. James Walden, the district committee, and
he approved the action of the teacher. The matter was brought before
the board of education by Messrs. Lyman, Burnham and Fuller, discussed,
and we understand thee board have decided to take no action in the
matter. Here it rests. Principal Holbrook insists that so long as
he teaches the school he shall read the Bible at the beginning of
each session and shall require the attention of every scholar under
his charge. Whether the Bible should be used in school is a question
which we will not answer; but so long as it is a regulation of the
school that it shall be read we believe the teacher should be upheld
in carrying out the rules. Mr. Lyman is not a resident of the district
but he has been granted the privilege of allowing his children to
attend school there.
166. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: Mr. Lyman Jordan, who has
been sick a number of weeks, died this forenoon. He has been a lifelong
resident of this town and one of her most prominent and influential
citizens. He leaves a large family to mourn his loss.
167. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: South Windham.
The snow fell to such a depth here Saturday that little was done Sunday
but make paths. A few paths were made by the snow plow, and the
roads were broken out by ox sleds. Mr. Johnson had a four-horse
team in use making paths to Windham and Franklin. Mr. Forsyth distributed
his milk with an ox team.
Walter Rood is drawing to the railroad the wood cut off a year ago from
the Williams place near the reservoir. The logs were hewn into ship timber
and the remainder cut as cord wood.
168. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: North Windham.
Notwithstanding the almost impassable state of the roads on Sunday, Mr.
Barlow, with Mr. J.A. Lewis, of your village, made their way through
the drifts, to fulfill Mr. B's appointment, but a cold house and
no hearers rendered an adjournment necessary. Weather permitting
we expect to see them again in two weeks.
Mr. Fred Backus has been spending a week or two at home, looking after
his father's welfare. He is employed in Ivoryton, manufacturing organ
and piano keys. He is in much better health and spirits than when last
Miss Sarah L. Peck is also at home on a visit. She has spent nearly three
years in Montreal, teaching the Queen's subjects the art of working raw
silk. She sees many changes, some of the village itself, but more in
169. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: Ashford.
R.H. Squier's spool shop was burned about two weeks ago, resulting in
a complete loss of everything that was in the shop, together with
a large quantity of stock in process of manufacture both in the
shop and outside. A set of carpenters tools belonging to his brother,
and being stored in the shop, was also destroyed. The shop and
machinery were partially insured but the Insurance companies will
take the full time allowed them in the policies to adjust the loss,
so that nothing can be done towards building up again until the
loss is satisfactorily settled.
There has been about fifty volumes added to the Babcock library this
winter and about fifty more volumes to be purchased soon.
John V. Lyon, of the firm of Lyon Bros. who have been doing business
in Rockville, has sold out his interest in the store and came back to
Ashford to live, having purchased the place belonging to the heirs of
Henry N. Squier, deceased, where he intends to locate and give his attention
There has been a company organized with a capital of 500,000 dollars
called the "Pioneer Gold and Silver Mining Co.," to work the
gold and silver mine in Westford, and two tunnels have been commenced,
and help are working them. An experienced miner from New Jersey has just
arrived to take charge of the working of the mine, and who is also one
of the incorporators of the company. Improved machinery is to be used
to work the mine on account of the hardness of the rock, it being almost
impossible to do the drilling by hand. A boarding house has recently
been erected near the mine to accommodate the help that are working in
the mine, and "Uncle Billy Chollen"
is at the head of the institution. Although when the thermometer got
down among the twenties Uncle Billy thought it was about time for him
to "arise and walk," which he did very gracefully.
170. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: Andover.
Mrs. R.E. Post, who has been ill for some time past, has so far recovered
as to be able to visit her son, Mr. G.D. Post of Putnam.
A remonstrance against the appointment of Mr. C.L. Backus as post master,
is being circulated among the republicans here.
Wm. N. Cleveland of this place, has petitioned the General Assembly for
the restoration of forfeited rights. Cleveland was convicted a few years
ago of stealing a pair of shoes from a shoe store in Hartford. His case
excited considerable comment at the time, as he had previously been quite
a prominent Methodist, and in small way, a very active republican politician.
The funeral of Mr. Geo. Willis who died quite suddenly, was attended
Tuesday Jan. 31st.
171. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: Brooklyn.
The Baptist's held a festival in the Town hall last Wednesday evening.
Among the many attractions was a guess doll. As no one was able
to guess its name it was sold at auction to Mr. Sharp of Putnam.
Mr. Herman Atwood guessed nearest to the length of that pole, that
excited so much interest, and of course was made happy with a nice
felt hat. Dialogues and tableauxs made the evening pass very quickly,
ice cream, cake and supper tickets sold well, and am informed they
cleared over $60.
The Unitarians are to give a sheet and pillow case ball soon.
Mrs. Samuel Lawton is very sick.
Mr. Willie Kenyon has bought out Geo. Williams' meat business.
H.M. Cleveland and family left for Hartford last week, where they will
remain for a few weeks.
Mr. Wm. Howland has finished filling the ice house.
172. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: Gurleyville.
We are glad to hear that Mr. M.H. Hanks, who is spending a few weeks
at Clifton Springs with his wife, is improving in health
173. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: Guiteau has been sentenced
to be hung on Friday June 30th, within two days of the anniversary
of the murder of President Garfield.
174. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: A Massachusetts revivalist
says that "young ladies who dance will, sooner or later, dance
But what will be said of those preachers who rave and scream, and use
corruptive slang and dance like madmen?
175. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: Electricity has made such
rapid progress as a method of illumination that it is reasonable
to believe in the ultimate success of the electric light. Still,
it is to be hoped that the present method of lighting will be greatly
improved upon and that we shall have something better than the blazing
bull's eyes which are not pleasing to the eye. In fact, there is
evidence that this light is injurious to vision, and M. Nodier, a
French writer, gives an instance in which the eve-sight of two naval
officers who were obliged to look steadily at the electric light
for two hours, while making some experiments, suffered seriously
176. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: Died.
Lapaline--In Willimantic, Feb. 2d, Josephine Albina Lapaline, aged 8
months 3 days.
Bonger--In Willimantic, Feb. 7th, Joseph Bonger, aged 7 years.
Barrows--In Merrow Station, Feb. 7th, Freeman Barrows, aged 5 years.
Wyllys--In West Dudley, Mass. Feb. 2d, Nellie V. Wyllys, only daughter
of Fred E. and Fannie J. Wyllys, died of Pneumonia and congestion of
the brain, aged 5 years, 5 months and 15 days. Remains were brought to
this place for interment. Journal please copy.
Picknell--At Kittery Point, Me., Amos Picknell, father of Mr. James Picknell
of this village, aged 79 years
177. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: Columbia.
Lyon Lodge, No. 105 F. & A.M., gave their annual ball at Bascom hall,
on Thursday evening, Feb. 2d. The music by E.F. Case of Coventry, consisted
of violin, bass viol and cornet and was very satisfactory.
Dr. T.R. Parker, who has practiced medicine in this place for the past
two years, is making preparations to remove his office and practice to
Montville. His genial countenance will be missed in this community.
Samuel Brown, who enjoys the music made by the fox hound, while upon
the track a few days since, killed a fox near the reservoir and so was
entitled to the town bounty of two dollars.
Peter, the German friend, while assisting in securing ice upon the reservoir,
came near being immersed; he accidentally slipped and partly fell into
the water but was rescued by Albert Brown who heard his cry for assistance.
Ask Peter if he liked it and he'll tell you "No by tam."
Eliphalet L. Hall, who recently lost his wife and who has been in the
employ of the Hop River Warp Co., has moved with his children to Conway,
Mass., where his relatives reside.
178. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: Lost.--Between Willimantic
and Columbia, Feb. 2, a Sealskin muff. The finder will oblige by
leaving it at the Chronicle office.
179. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: Twenty depredating Indians
were killed by Mexican troops in Mexico.
180. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: Six Mormon elders accompanied
by a procession of Mormon men and women, singing hymns, attempted
to hold a meeting in London for the purpose of inducing emigration
to Utah. The Mormons were attacked by a large crowd and the meeting
was broken up.
181. TWC Wed Feb 8 1882: Lebanon.
Arrangements are being made for the business of spring. Emerson Holbrook
has rented the farm of J. Madison Abel from the 1st of April, Mr.
Abel going to reside with his son. Charles J. Abel, nearby. There
is an unusually large number of farms to rent.
182. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: About Town.
Roadmaster Daggett has been transferred from Putnam to this place.
Miss Daisy Winslow, of Simsbury is paying Miss Josie Jillson a visit.
Geo. H. Parks has bought the interest of J.D. Willis in the firm of Willis
B.W. Taft, formerly of this place, is doing some dance prompting in Danielsonville.
Robert W. Hooper offers all his personal property and real estate for
sale at low prices.
James S. Parsons, of Windham, has been appointed by the legislature auditor
of public accounts of this state.
The condition of Henry N. Wales is quite serious, and is a matter of
much solicitude on the part of his large circle of friends.
Wing Sing, proprietor of the Chinese laundry, has sent to China for one
of his countrymen to assist him in his business. He has reduced prices
on most of his work.
The Rev. R.K. Ashley intends delivering a course of sermons on the decalogue
in Franklin hall, to commence next Sabbath evening.
183. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Barney Cunningham, who some
months ago fell, we think, from the third story of a building in
Hartford on which he was at work and so miraculously escaped an instant
death, is able to be about on crutches.
184. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Michael Sheehan was arrested
Saturday night for drunkenness and abusive conduct toward his family.
Not being an old offender he was given his liberty Monday morning
upon faithful promises that he would lead a better life and by signing
a temperance pledge.
185. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Mrs. Angeline Fish came near
being seriously burned, the other evening, from her clothing taking
fire from a match with which she was lighting a lamp. Her dress skirt
was burned off and her under skirts burned through in places before
the fire was extinguished.
186. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: J.C. Magee allowed his hand
to come in contact with a band saw while in motion, at the machine
shops of W.G. & A.R. Morrison. The saw passed through his hand
between the third and fourth fingers inflicting a cut in inch in
depth but fortunately without touching either bone or cord.
187. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Ann Fetherston will sell
at auction on the Festus Burnham place two miles south of Hampton
Hill, on Thursday, February 23, at 10 a.m. one horse, seven cows,
and other stock, farming tools, hay, grain, potatoes, household furniture
etc. If stormy, sale next fair day. David Greenslit auctioneer.
188. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: A serious illustration of
the dangers of using the highways for sliding-down-hill happened
last Friday evening. Chester Vinton alighted from a sleigh at the
corner of Jackson and Maple streets intending to call at the house
of Joseph Flour. In crossing the street he was caught by a double-ripper
which had come down from the hill on Spruce street at lightning speed,
and by the fall, caused by the collision, his leg was broken near
189. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: The Willimantic Silk Company,
stared some three years since, but which subsequently collapsed has
been reorganized and admitted under management which augurs well
for its future success. At a meeting of the stockholders held a short
time since, Chas. A. Capen was elected secretary and treasurer of
the company and J.M. Hall was retained as its president. Edwin Oldfield,
of Norwich, for many years superintendent of the Preston silk factory,
has been engaged to take charge of the works and is now setting up
the machinery. The second story of one of the Holland company's silk
mills has been leased and the manufacture of narrow silk fabrics
will be immediately commenced. Already orders have been received
for a certain line of goods which insure a good start for the company.
We hope this new industry may develop into an important industry
of the village.
190. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: The business of W.Y. Buck
& Co., has increased to such an extent within the past few months that
they have found it necessary to quadruple the amount of room required for their
workshop. The senior partner in the firm, Mr. Buck, has persevered with extraordinary
tenacity and his recent association with C.E. Whittemore gives the assurance
of success to the enterprise. They are now making preparations to engage in
the manufacture of cutlery, and put the best goods into the market that can
be produced. To do the silver plating they have just purchased a recently patented
electro machine of great capacity. By the way, they have just made application
for a patent on a new process of plating invented by them, which is claimed
to be superior to any yet discovered. The defect in the process now in use
is the liability of the metal on which the plating is mounted to rust. Their
invention renders this impossible.
191. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: James Bowers had been town
only two weeks but he got into trouble Saturday evening. His family
have been here for some time, but he has not enjoyed their society
because of his excessive drunkenness and abuse. The other day he
arrived from Greenfield, Mass., and with the greatest humility besought
forgiveness with promises that he would thereafter lead a life of
sobriety. He engaged in the work of shoveling coal and was industrious
for a few days, but this monotony did not accord with his notions
and he got drunk and resumed his former tyrannical disposition. Saturday
evening the police were called upon to save the house in which he
lived from wreck for he was zealously employed breaking in the windows.
After being locked up, as the most effective way of getting rid of
the fellow, and as the penalty for his misdeeds would be light, he
was banished from the town and state not to return.
192. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: The funeral of Samuel Chittenden,
who committed suicide by shooting himself through the head last Thursday
evening, was solemnized at his home on Park street, Monday, at 1
o'clock. The fatal act was performed by him at about eight o'clock
in the evening on a stairway while retiring to his chamber. The family
were so much frightened upon hearing the pistol shot that they dared
not go to the spot to ascertain what had happened, but from frequent
remarks which he had been heard to make they surmised the act and
hurriedly sent for Dr. McNally, who quickly responded and rendered
all the assistance possible. The wounded man was found lying on the
stairs in an unconscious condition with the blood oozing from the
bullet hole in his head and in his hand was a cheap thirty-two caliber
pistol of an unknown make. The ball entered his right temple and
passed into the brain where it remained. He lingered between life
and death until Saturday morning when he died at 5 o'clock. A number
of times during the past fortnight he had taken laudanum and just
before the suicide he had taken two teaspoonfuls of hellebore which
he could not retain in his stomach. He had made numerous threats
to make way with himself and it is probable that his mind was alienated.
At the time of his death Mr. Chittenden was 73 years old and for
half a century had been a resident of this town and worked at the
trade of blacksmith. He served four years in the service of his country
in the Eighth regiment C.V., and came out of the war without a scratch.
193. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: The funeral of Lyman Jordan
was attended at the Methodist church last Saturday at 11 o'clock.
Rev. S. McBurney preached a very touching sermon over the remains
in presence of a large congregation of sympathetic friends of the
194. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: The selectmen have appointed
Horace A. Adams to act as town clerk, treasurer and registrar during
the illness of Mr. Henry N. Wales.
195. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: A car jumped the track near
Edward Taylor's lumber yard this morning and run about twenty rods
over the ties and obstructed the track about two hours.
196. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Allen Lincoln,--The funeral
ceremony over the remains of Allen Lincoln, who died Wednesday afternoon
at 1:30 o'clock, was solemnized at the Congregational church Saturday
afternoon, at 2 o'clock, in the presence of about eight hundred people.
Previous to this service, funeral rites were held at the home of
the deceased at which none but his family were present, and they
did not attend the obsequies at the church.
Mr. Lincoln had up to within ten days of his demise enjoyed the most
robust health to all appearances, but on Saturday the 28th of January
he complained of feeling unwell and had a chill. From that time he continued
to grow worse and despite the best medical treatment that was at command
he could not rally. Mr. Lincoln was born in North Windham, Oct. 16th,
1817, and was the son of Dan and Mehitable Lincoln, and a brother of
Mrs. E.E. Burnham and Mason Lincoln, of this village, Albert Lincoln
of Coventry, and Jared W. Lincoln of Chaplin. His parents removed to
a farm just over the line in Chaplin, when he was about fourteen years
of age, and he resided there, engaged in the pursuits of most bright
country lads until he removed to Chaplin village and opened a country
store in 1854. About three years from this time he came to Willimantic
and opened a country store at what was then the principal part of the
village, the corner of Bridge and Main street in the building now occupied
by private families. He remained there but a short period and removed
back to Chaplin and engaged in trade, but subsequently he sold his business
to his brother, J.W. Lincoln and cast his prospects in with this growing
village. He opened a grocery store in the Brainard house and carried
on a business there until in company with E.E. Burnham and J.G. Keigwin
he built Union block and then removed to the store now occupied by J.M.
Alpaugh, to whom he afterwards sold out. Soon after removing from Chaplin
he bought the house opposite the Chronicle office and commenced building
up this village by opening up Temple, Valley and Centre streets and building
the brick houses on the last named. He was for a long time in company
with Mr. E.E. Burnham in the real estate business in which they operated
largely. In 1869 he purchased Bassett block and soon after a large tract
of land on Prospect hill. In 1876 he formed a partnership with E.A. Buck
and E.M. Durkee in the transaction of a flour and grain business and
the firm was dissolved in 1879. At this time he took his only son in
company and they have since carried on a flour business under the firm
name of A. Lincoln & Son.
Mr. Lincoln has been through his whole career a man much interested in
public affairs and has been elected to numerous offices of trust which
he filled with fidelity and ability. In Chaplin he held the office of
postmaster, town clerk and treasurer and served that town in the legislature
one year. He has served Windham in the capacity of selectman, town clerk
and treasurer, judge of probate, justice of the peace and has acted in
other position. For many years he has been one of the directors of the
Willimantic Savings Institute. He has been especially active in borough
affairs and was looked upon as a good counselor. He was for a period
president of the defunct Trust company. He was born and bred a democrat,
but in 1856 he was one of the first to go over to the republican party
which was formed at that time. In religion he was a Congregationalist
and he acted as an officer of that church for many years, and was prominently
identified in the building of the new church. Revs. Free, McBurney, Holman
and Williams of Chaplin, took part in the funeral ceremony at the church,
and Rev. Horace Winslow sent a letter of apology for being unable to
attend as did Rev. Mr. Willard of Colchester.
Mr. Lincoln was a valuable citizen, and, though, like other men he had
faults, he will be a great loss to the community. He leaves a widow,
three daughters and a son to mourn his loss.
197. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: North Windham.
The Sabbath school in this village again wishes to use your columns,
to extend thanks to Mr. Philander Willis for another basket of
popcorn balls. He seems to understand what pleases juveniles, to
say nothing of the children of larger growth.
Mr. M.A. Bates has just closed his school at Brick Top. Can any one tell
us why such a pleasant neighborhood just in old Windham's suburbs should
have such a meaningless sobiquet? Mr. Bates' services we understand have
been secured again for the spring term.
Another son of North Windham has been visiting his native place. Mr.
Carlos Sharp of Stockport, N.Y. His father whom many of your readers
remember, as Elder Sharp, removed with his family to the Empire State,
thirty-five years ago, consequently Mr. Sharp sees but little here, that
has not materially changed, except the old homestead, and its accompanying
boulder on the hillside.
The social society will give one of their popular entertainments at the
school house next Wednesday evening Feb. 22. They have a good object
in view, viz: to establish a Bell Fund. We have long felt the need of
a bell on our church, and hope the day is not for distant when we shall
hear its melodious call to the house of worship. Any friend of North
Windham, who wishes to help in this very worthy enterprise, can do so
by sending a donation to the "Bell Committee" North Windham,
198. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: South Windham.
The prizes to be awarded at the ball this week are on exhibition at A.W.
Turner's window. An elegant napkin to be given to the most popular
gentleman was presented to the band by Mr. Turner.
A large sleighing party from Coventry passed through here Friday enroute
for Windham. They kept Messrs Kingsley, Kinne and Card playing from 7:30
till 3 thus showing that they liked dancing and were in favor of having
Rumor has it that Mr. Noble is to resign his position as station agent
for the New England at some time in the near future. If the depot was
on the other side of the river it would make a more desirable job.
Charles Ingraham has returned and assumed charge of the grist mill.
J.M. Forsyth was somewhat severely injured by a fall on the ice a few
199. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Columbia.
Dr. T.R. Parker was the recipient of a genuine surprise party on Friday
evening of last week. His friends to the number of about one hundred
and twenty five besieged the house of Mr. G.B. Fuller, where the
doctor resides. The Columbia cornet band was in attendance, which
added somewhat to the surprise. The party entered the house by
three doors and soon filled it to overflowing. A bountiful supply
of cake was furnished by the ladies for the occasion and served
during the evening. A reclining easy chair with foot rests, etc.,
made of black walnut and beautifully upholstered, was presented
to the doctor in behalf of his many friends, Mr. Henry E. Lyman
making the presentation speech in a few appropriate words. A large
photograph album was also presented by his friends, Miss Julia
Brown making the presentation remarks. Dr. Parker responded in
an appropriate manner. The party was a success and there was but
one thing to mar the enjoyment of the evening, and that was the
fact that the doctor is soon to leave us. During his stay of nearly
two years he has, by his gentlemanly bearing and sympathetic nature,
won many friends, and although he may go from us, he will carry
with him the best wishes and kind regards of our townspeople.
Mr. Amos G. Doubleday, an old citizen of this town, died suddenly Saturday
morning of last week. The deceased had been in his usual health and was
about as usual on the day previous. On Friday evening he complained of
feeling unwell, and his family were up with him until after midnight,
when he said he felt better and fell asleep. He died about six o'clock
Saturday morning. The funeral services were held at his late residence
on Monday of this week. The deceased was a man of strong temperance principles,
of upright character and a firm believer in Spiritualism.
Among the pleasant events of the season we are happy to chronicle the
marriage of Mr. Alanson H. Fox to Miss Hattie Holbrook, both of this
place. The ceremony took place at the residence of the bride's mother,
in Pine street, in the presence of a few friends at ten o'clock in the
morning. In the afternoon the happy pair started on their wedding tour,
which includes a trip to Fitchburg, Mass., and a stay of about a week
when they expect to return and settle down to the sober realities of
Whooping cough is prevailing about town to some extent.
Robert Hall and his wife of East Hampton have been at A.A. Hunt's for
Fred O. Clark and wife of Hartford spent the Sabbath at N.H. Clark's.
Miss Fanny Cone has not yet recovered from the paralytic stroke to be
able to converse distinctly.
Bert Brown and friend from Colchester were in town over Saturday and
The friends of Fred Brown will be pained to hear that he is lying quite
ill from the effects of a severe hemorrhage of the lungs. He is the only
surviving child of Egbert Brown and all are anxious for his recovery.
200. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Albert Day, of Brooklyn, was elected a member
of the board of trustees of the New England Agricultural Society, at
Boston, on Tuesday of last week.
201. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Anthony Ames of Danielsonville,
has been chosen a member of the state board of education for the
unexpired term of John W. Stedman, resigned.
202. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: There has been a post office
established at Sterling Hill, this county, with William O. Matteson
203. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: For Killingly during the
past year; Total number of births, 172, of which 82 were white males,
88 white females, 1 sex not stated, 1 colored female. Total number
of marriages, 60; both parties American, 31; both parties foreign,
23; American male and foreign female, 2; foreign male and American
female, 4. Total number of deaths, 121; males, 66; females, 55.
204. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: For Plainfield during the
past year: Total number of births, 80. Males, 44; females, 35; parents
of American birth, 27; Irish, 5; Canadian, 29; Scotch, 1. Total number
of marriages, 24. Both parties American, 9; both parties foreign,
10. Total number of deaths, 49. Males, 28; females, 21.
205. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Considerable feeling has
been aroused over the selection of a person for a seat in the board
of county commissioners. The republican representatives of this county
held a caucus for the nomination of a candidate last Wednesday, but
after ten ballots were taken no agreement could be made and the caucus
adjourned for one week. The aspirants for the place are Edward H.
Jacobs, of Killingly, E.H. Hall, of Windham, and Ebenezer Bishops,
of Woodstock. Who of these gentlemen will be the successful man it
is hard to tell, but we believe the election of Mr. Jacobs would
give almost universal satisfaction. He is a young man of vim and
much business ability, and would discharge the duties acceptably
to the whole county. He comes from a town which has been systematically
slighted in the distribution of official positions and this should
tell in his favor. Windham has now a county commissioner, two supernumeraries
at the capitol, three postal agents, a speaker of the house of representatives,
a detective high in the post office department at Washington, and
it will be seen that she is more than proportionately provided for.
Although Mr. Hall is a successful business man and a good citizen,
he has prejudice to overcome which are entirely out of place in a
206. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Andover.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Clyde have a son. Who says all the babies are girls
We are pleased to learn that road master George E. Dagget of this place,
who has recently had charge of the N. & W. division of the N.Y. &
N.E.R.R. has now been promoted to have charge of the main line from East
Thompson to Hartford. Andover men seem to stand well with the officers
of the N.Y. & N.E.R.R. Roadmaster Ware of the Western division, and
Supervisor A.C. Woodworth, both recently had charge of the section here,
Mr. E.K. Post now has charge of a section at Waterbury, Mr. James B.
Kenyon of one at Windsor, Mr. George N. Gardner of one at Greenville,
and Mr. A.C. Brown has recently been promoted to have charge of the section
here. Well they all deserve their success, for they have worked faithfully
to earn it.
Mr. C.L. Backus has sold his house and store to Mr. C.F. Lincoln, price
not stated. The remonstrance against the appointment of Mr. Backus as
post master, has been numerously signed by republicans, and forwarded
to Mr. Buck. So it would seem that if Mr. Buck is to be guided by the
wishes of a majority of the republicans here, (as he probably will be)
Mr. Backus will not be post master just at present.
The school in the N.E. district will close on Friday the 17th. Miss Carrie
Steele of Bulton, has been the teacher, and has given excellent satisfaction.
207. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Canterbury.
Mrs. H.R. Dyer and wife have returned home after an absence of more than
two months, on a visit to their daughter at Northampton, Mass.
The Rev. J.H. Kopf and wife are away for two weeks in New York, for a
little rest for the benefit of Mrs. Kopf's health. The deacons conducted
services in the Congregational church last Sunday, in the absence of
Mrs. Elisha Morgan met with a fall last Friday, which resulted in a broken
Mr. Frank H. Williams, merchant and postmaster, received serious injury
last Saturday, in consequence of lifting a barrel of flour, by which
he was rendered insensible for a time. His condition has since improved.
The wife of Mr. Joseph Farnham, a well known citizen of this town, died
suddenly on Saturday.
Dr. Geo. I. Ross has purchased of Mr. Wm. S. Adams the house on Canterbury
Green, and land pertaining thereto, known as the David F. Adams homestead.
He expects to take up his residence there about the first of April. This
location will afford him better accommodations than he has at present.
208. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Ashford.
Rev. E.P. Mathewson, formerly pastor at Warrenville, has made a recent
visit to his friends here.
Miss Eva Chaffee, who has been absent for some time visiting friends
in Springfield, Mass., has returned home. Glad to see her with us again.
Arthur James of Ashford, had a leg broken at North Windham this morning
while in the employ of Lombard & Mathewson hauling logs to their
steam saw mill in that place.
209. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Mansfield.
Conrad Fisher was buried Tuesday. He has been a great sufferer in his
Mr. Alonzo LeValley grows weaker every day, and the doctors say he can
never be any better. All the others sick with us are improving.
Our school finished Tuesday and the visiting committee gives the praise
of one of the best in town. Let us strive and keep that reputation. Miss
Minnie Murphy of Warrenville will assume command through the summer term.
She has been with us before and we have no doubt that she will sustain
her former reputation as teacher.
We learn today that Mrs. Albert White of Chaffeeville, (formerly Miss
Roberts of Gurleyville.) while coming home from your village, was thrown
from a sleigh and broke her leg.
210. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Colchester.
Another party of young people on the same evening visited the house of
Deacon Gillette, and notwithstanding the depth of the snow and
the circuitous route in consequence, they returned safely and highly
pleased with their trip.
A third party in sleighs went to Packwoodville. Still another company
attended a meeting in Gates hall and heard some fine singing by Messrs.
Franklin and J.W. Smith. Brief addresses were also made by the Rev. Messrs.
Butterworth, Holden and Willard.
An able bodied man, living in the south part of the town, who had year
after year been helped by the town, though an excellent workman to hire
by the day when he would work, was so offended when the selectmen a few
days ago refused him aid, as they also did last year, that he went home
and dangerously mutilated himself with a knife and then succeeded in
getting himself and his family, and cow domiciled at the alms house.
Formerly he refused to go there, and preferred to do without town aid.
It is hoped now that better arrangements will be made for his children,
who are growing up in ignorance. Private aid had been given till it was
thought best to do no more, while the children were in such keeping.
211. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Scotland.
Mrs. Caroline Frink slipped and fell on the sidewalk in Willimantic a
few days since and injured her arm severely.
Mrs. Ella Chesbro is at home ill with inflammation of the lungs.
Scarlet fever of a mild type shows itself occasionally in the Palmertown
John Fuller's pony which was injured on the mail route some time since,
has been brought home, but it is feared will not regain the use of its
Uncle Joe Ensworth is ready to trade horses with anybody who comes along,
and has a quantity of machinery to sell.
Mrs. Abby Abbe and Miss Abby Badger Fuller arrived in town from Minnesota
on Sunday. Having been delayed by the snow in New York, they arrived
at Willimantic too late to reach home on Saturday.
212. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Westford.
The singing school under the direction of Mr. Davison progresses favorably.
The snow storms, however, have prevented a large attendance.
The Rev. James B. Connell of the Baptist church is to deliver a sermon
next Sunday upon "Woman and their Influence."
The prospects for this section of country appear very bright. Several
new families have moved into the village, and nearly all the available
tenements are occupied.
213. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Born.
Dondero--In Willimantic, Feb. 8th, a son to Charles and Esther Dondero.
Todd--In Willimantic, Feb. 12th, a daughter, Alice Isa Bella, to Samuel
and Johanna Todd.
Williams--In Willimantic Feb. 2nd, a daughter, Mildred, to Horatio N.
and Emogene Williams.
Case--In Willimantic, Jan. 26th, a son to Joseph and Mary Case.
Martineau--In Willimantic, Feb. 5th, a son, Joseph, to Peter and Exilda
Gelnas--In Willimantic, Jan. 30th, a son to Marcellus and Virginia Geinas.
214. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Died.
Chittenden--In Willimantic, Feb. 11, Samuel Chittenden, aged 73 years.
Jordan--In Willimantic, Feb. 8, Lyman Jordan, aged 64 years.
Lincoln--In Willimantic, Feb. 8, Allen Lincoln, aged 64 years.
Fisher--In Mansfield, Feb. 11, Conrad Fisher, aged 67 years.
Doubleday--In Columbia, Feb. 11, Amos G. Doubleday, aged 66 years.
Fowler--In Lebanon, Feb. 14, Francis H. Fowler, aged 23 years
215. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Sentencing Guiteau.
Judge Cox Naming the Fatal Day--How Guiteau Received the Sentence.
A comparatively small crowd was present in the Washington criminal court
to hear Judge Cox's decision in the application of Guiteau's counsel
for a new trial. Guiteau came in quietly and took his seat at the trial
table. Judge Cox refused the application for a new trial. Guiteau called
out: "If your honor please, I desire to ask if there is any motion
that I ought to make to reserve my rights." Mr. Scoville tried to
prevent his speaking, but Guiteau was violent and uncontrollable. "I
am going to talk, too,"
he shouted. "I am here, and I don't propose to leave this matter
to you. I have my opinion of you as a lawyer. You have been doing well,
but your theory is too small. You convicted me with your jackass theories
and consummated nonsense. I don't propose to have your theory prevail.
(To the bailiffs, who were endeavoring to suppress him) I will not be
still for you nor for anybody else."
While Judge Cox was informing Mr. Scoville as to the rules of practice
applicable to the filing of his exceptions, Guiteau broke out in wild
"You keep your mouth still," he screamed. "I am doing this matter
myself. You convicted me by your wild theory and consummate asinine character
Judge Cox "Stand up. Have you anything to say why sentence should
not now be pronounced upon you?"
Guiteau (still sitting) "I ask your honor to postpone the sentence
as long as possible."
Judge Cox "Stand up. Have you anything to say why sentence should
not now be prnounced upon you?"
The prisoner then arose, pale, but with lips compressed and desperate
resolution in his expression. In a low and deliberate tone he began,
but soon his manner became wild and violent, and pounding upon the table,
he delivered himself of the following harangue: "I am not guilty
of the charge set forth in the indictment. It was God's act, not mine,
and God will take care of it, and don't let the American people forget
it. He will take care of it, and every officer of this government from
the executive down to that marshal, taking in every man on that jury
and every member of this bench, will pay for it, and the American nation
will roll in blood if my body goes into the ground and I am hung. The
Jews put the despised Galilean into the grave. For the time they triumphed,
but at the destruction of Jerusalem, forty years afterward, the Almighty
got even with them. I am not afraid of death. I am here as God's man.
Kill me tomorrow if you want. I am God's man and I have been from the
Judge Cox "
It is necessary for me to pronounce the sentence
of the law, that you be taken hence to the common jail of the District
from whence you came, and there be kept in confinement, and on Friday,
the 30th day of June, 1882, you be taken to the place prepared for the
execution within the walls of said jail, and there, between the hours
of 12 M and 2 A.M., you be hanged by the neck until you are dead, and
may the Lord have mercy on your soul."
Guiteau struck the table violently and shouted: " And may the Lord
have mercy on your soul. I'd rather stand where I do than where that
jury does. I'm not afraid to die. I stand here as God's man, and God
Almighty will cause any man who has had a part in procuring this _____verdict.
Nothing but good has ____from Garfield's removal, and that will be [unreadable]
216. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Connecticut Patents. Official
patents issued to local citizens for the week ending Feb. 10th 1882:
Alfred G. Holcombe, Danielsonville, assignor to Standard Electric Light
Co., New York; electric lamp.
Henry W. Mason, South Coventry, cartridge-machine.
217. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: About Town.
Thomas Jordan has sold his residence on Pleasant street to George Tiffany.
The farm of Charles W. Smith on the South Windham road is offered for
Horace Gallup has sold out his lie of groceries and gone into the employ
of John Dunham at his grocery store on Union street.
A horse ran away on Union street Monday evening and the wagon attachment
collided with the bill board and was badly shattered. The team was owned
by Thomas Jordan.
Rev. G.W. Holman of the Baptist church, preached to one of his former
changes in Holliston, Mass., last Sunday. Rev. Mr. Phillips of this place
supplied the Baptist pulpit.
218. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: Mrs. Charles Keables died
of typhoid pneumonia last Friday morning at her home on High street
after an illness of but a few days. She was stricken with the disease
while nursing the late Allen Lincoln. She was a highly estimable
lady. The funeral was held at her residence Sunday forenoon.
219. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: The old folks dance last
Friday evening was attended by many of our best people and was an
occasion highly enjoyable. It has been some years since they indulged
in the terpsichorean sport and by the way they "cut the pigeon
wing," it was a caution that they should not again be allowed
so long a period of rest.
220. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: The report that Mr. D.E.
Potter is suffering seriously from the effects of chloroform administered
to him by Dr. Hamlin is entirely erroneous. The Doctor wishes to
inform the public that he administered to him no anaesthetic of whatever
nature, and that Mr. Potter is suffering simply from the effect of
an ulcerated tooth.
221. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: The singing school at Dunham
hall under the auspices of the Willimantic Linen Co. is very popular
with the music loving people of Willimantic. The school is now held
on Monday and Thursday of each week and over two hundred people attend.
Mr. Kennedy's method of teaching music seems to be of the most interesting
character. Several ladies and gentlemen who understand music have
kindly consented to attend and assist those who are beginning, and
they sing several selections.
222. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: Mr. A.B. Palmer and family
have sustained a heavy loss in the death of eight-year-old grandchild,
Harry Burr Backus, upon whom he had set his affections. The funeral
was attended last Saturday afternoon. Scarlet fever was the cause
of his death, and another child in the same family is dangerously
sick with the same malady.
223. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: The property of the late
George P. Willis, consisting of horse, cows, young cattle, wagons,
farming tools, hay and yoke of five year old oxen will be sold at
auction on the Cook farm one and one-half miles west of Hop River
on Tuesday, February 28th, at 10 o'clock a.m. Summer Payne, auctioneer.
If stormy, sale next fair day.
224. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: We have the liberty of chronicling
a felicitous event in the marriage of Mr. E.W. Thomas of this village
and Miss A.F. Stanford of Lowell, Mass., which occurs today in that
city. Mr. Thomas came among us when the new mill of the Linen company
was projected and assumed the control of its erection, and since
its completion has been in superintendent. He is a gentleman unpretentious
but of much ability and by his sterling social qualities he has made
many genuine friends here. It is a pleasure to speak highly of true
merit. At their cozy home in The Oaks we wish the bridal couple much
225. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: There is some dispute as
to who is the champion billiardist of this section, as there are
a number who lay claim to remarkable proficiency in the use of the
cue. Mr. Dwight Hooker caused it to be known that he had a desire
to meet Mr. Fred Sanderson on a wager to contest a game of billiards
of three hundred points, either three ball or four ball French carom.
With the consent of the latter Frank Frost interested himself with
the proposition and issued a challenge, accompanying the same with
fifty dollars and deposited them in the hands of Wm. H. Hawkins with
the understanding that the game should be played at his rooms. Mr.
Hooker chose to have the game played either in Hartford or New Haven,
but it is doubtful if this suggestion will be accepted as it will
incur too much useless inconvenience.
226. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: In retaliation for the vote
passed by the board of education last Friday relative to the Bible
in the schools (which is elsewhere noticed) C.A. Holbrook, principal
of the upper district school, has tendered his resignation. It is
rumored that a school meeting will be called to discuss the matter.
227. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: The Congregational society
held a meeting last evening for the purpose of considering the matter
of re-engaging Rev. Mr. Free to minister to them. Notwithstanding
the storm which prevailed, the attendance was very large. A series
of resolutions were offered, and unanimously approved, which in substance
instructed the committee to retain the services of Mr. Free for an
indefinite period. This action will give general satisfaction.
228. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: Manufacturers--The Boston
Journal of Commerce publishes the following notices of manufacturers
in this locality:
E.H. Hall & Son, North Windham, are running their mill on yarns which
are used for thread by Gardner Hall, Jr., & Co., thread manufacturers
of South Willington, who take the entire production of the mill.
The Mansfield Organ Pipe works, Mansfield Depot, are very busy on orders
for pipes, which are sent to church organ manufacturers nearly all over
the country. This coming spring they will enlarge their present shops.
Gardner & Pearce, Willimantic, manufacturers of machine twist and
sewing silk are turning out a nice grade of silk. These parties purchased
last October the mill at Conantville which was formerly occupied by C.L.
Bottum, which they have improved to quite an extent and have now in the
best of order.
W.G. & A.R. Morrison, manufacturers of silk and thread machinery
of all kinds, at Willimantic, shipped, on Wednesday of last week, one
car load of silk machinery to Belden Brothers, for their new silk mill
at Northampton; also a car load to Child's silk mill at Hillsboro Bridge,
N.H. They have also just sent a car load to Belding, Paul & Co.,
of Montreal, are at work on two dressers for the A.D. Warren Thread company
of Worcester, Mass., are making a lot of machinery for the Warren Thread
company of Ashland, Mass., besides having several orders on hand from
other silk and thread mills.
229. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: Sprague.
Mrs. George L. Phillips of South Coventry is visiting friends in this
George Power has bought of H.L.M. Ladd his eighty acre farm in North
Franklin for $4,000.
Silas Frink has a cow that gives twenty-two and a half quarts of milk
230. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: Chester L. Bugbee of Putnam
has watched the Monohansett mills of that place for ten years and
has not missed a single night during that period. A faithful servant
we should say.
231. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: We understand that Putnam
witnessed a spirited game of fisticuffs the other day between Sheriff
Osgood and Constable Leach in which the latter was knocked down.
What seems to be the trouble over there neighbor?
232. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: G.W. Phillips Esq., of Putnam,
appeared before the legislation committee on county seats and presented
a bill quite similar to the one reported by the Judiciary committee
last year. The $30,000 clause we understand is omitted. Our fuglers
will find that it will be after some very hard work that those fellows
over there get left.
233. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: We have received the first
number of the Tunxis Valley Herald, a new paper published by Chas.
E. Woodruff at Collinsville, this state. It is an exceptionally bright
paper and exhibits ability. It will deal principally with the local
matters of a number of towns.
234. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: Killingly lost last Sunday
one of her best citizens in the demise of Capt. A.Z. Kies.
235. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: The Hartford Post says that
one reason why Massachusetts is a pretty decent sort of state is
because 20,174 natives o Connecticut are living in it. Contrawise,
Delaware isn't much of a state, there being only 210 Connecticuters
in its population. New Jersey is a good deal better off, for 5,984
of our former fellow citizens have gone there to live, and Rhode
Island is truly happy because 7,555 of her people can say "we
were born in Connecticut."
236. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: A young woman named Frances
De Nyce was locked up in New York Friday for wearing masculine attire.
She was not charged with any other unlawful act. In defense of her
course she said that she formerly worked as a saleswoman in a dry
good store for the pittance of $8 a week, but that two years ago
she donned masculine garments, obtained a lucrative situation as
a traveling "salesman," and lived pleasantly and comfortably
until a prying policeman penetrated her disguise and had her thrown
into prison. If her story is true her case is a hard one. What nonsense
there is in many of these laws. If a woman wants to wear pants why
not let her?
237. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: South Windham.
Instead of a napkin as the types made me say last week, it was an elegant
mounted napkin ring which was presented by A.W. Turner to the band
as a prize on the occasion of their ball last week. The prize for
waltzing were awarded to Mr. Adam Larrabee and Miss Lily hatch,
while the most popular person in the hall was decided by ballot
to be Wm. C. Backus who carried off the their prize. There was
not a large crowd present but just about as many as could be accommodated
in the hall. The band feel gratified at their success, which though
not as large as anticipated placed a small amount to their credit.
238. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: Eastford.
Quite a large business in barn building is to commence here soon. A Mr.
Yetto of New York has contracted for a very large and splendid
horse barn to be erected on the farm in the eastern portion of
the town recently purchased by him. Mr. Y. is engaged in the street
sprinkling business in New York, Providence and other cities, using
for that purpose nearly 100 horses. He intends to winter these
horses here as it can be done at much less expense than in those
cities. D.P. Carpenter will also erect a building 40 x 85 feet,
on the Bradway farm which he has recently purchased. A.C. Sumner
is also preparing to build a nice barn.
Wm. Bradway, one of our most successful farmers, on account of ill-health
will retire from farming in the spring. He has purchased the Carpenter
property in this village and intends to remove here, we understand.
239. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: Andover.
Mrs. Appleton Dorrance had the misfortune, about a week ago to break
her leg, by being thrown from a sleigh.
Mrs. A.F. Bingham, who has recently suffered from a paralytic shock is
now reported better. Mrs. Bingham is 89 years old, and has been for some
time the oldest woman in town.
The hearing on the petition of Wm. Cleveland for the restoration of his
forfeited rights was commenced before the committee on restoration of
forfeited rights Thursday the 16th, but opposition being made his case
was adjourned to the 23d. Only 22 names could be obtained in aid of his
petition, our people generally refusing to sign it.
Supervisor A.C. Woodworth of the N.Y. & N.E.R.R. has been home sick
a few days but is now better. Mr. Woodworth has had a great deal to see
too the past winter on the new part of the road from Brewster to Fishkill.
240. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: Columbia.
Lyman C. Clark has purchased of Seth S. Collins the store occupied by
Geo. B. Fuller. Price paid $1,400.
Chester Collins moves into the upper tenement of Henry Clark's house.
The young people held a social hp at Bascom's hall the 16th inst. and
a highly enjoyable time is reported, --music by Coates orchestra.--It
is to be repeated in a short time.
Albert E. Brown who is attending the winter term of school at Bacon Academy,
Colchester, spent the Sabbath in town.
Wm. P. Robertson, one of our Columbia boys, is in town for a few days.
The many friends of Fayette Robertson will be pleased to hear of the
good fortune that befell him on St. Valentines day, an acquisition to
his family in the shape of a fine little daughter.
Mrs. Charles Smith who has been dangerously ill for several weeks is
convalescent so as to sit up for an hour or so.
241. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: Canterbury.
The James Bradford farm has been sold to Levi Baker for $2,500. Mr. Baker
is a native of this town, but has been in the employ of Mr. Egbert
Storer of Norwich for the last fourteen years, and has by industry
and economy accumulated a competence and now comes back to his
native place to enjoy it.
Mr. Nelson Safford of Plainfield Junction, a native and former resident
of this town, has purchased the Marshall Smith farm and expects to make
it his home from the first of April next.
Report says that Mr. Lyman Button has sold his house and lot to Joseph
Bennett of Wauregan. It is hoped by the people here that Mr. Button may
try his hand at merchandise again, and be the next occupant of Mr. Kingsley's
store soon to be vacated by Mr. Frank H. Williams.
Mr. H.B. Lester has taken the house now occupied by Dr. Ross.
Dea. A.C. Green is about to make a journey to Illinois in the interest
of his rising family. And may hearts are pained at the thought that it
is possible that the town may ere long lose a public spirited citizen
and a large and interesting family from within our borders.
The Rev. S.B. Carter taught the winter term of school in the sixth school
district which terminated on Friday the 17th inst. This is one of the
largest school in town. The closing examination was such as to reflect
great credit upon Mr. Carter as an efficient, well qualified teacher.
The Rev. J.H. Kopf is home again, and was at his post on Sunday.
Mr. Gilmore Spalding and sister are on a short visit home. They have
with them their cousin Miss Clara Spalding.
Mr. J.T. Kinglsey has been appointed postmaster in the place of Mr. Frank
H. Wiliams, resigned.
242. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: Gurleyville.
Argus made a mistake last week. It is not to be wondered at as he lives
so far back from center of gravitation that by the time news reaches
him it gets twisted awfully, sometimes. Mrs. Albert White, was
on her way to your village instead of coming from said place; and
her limb was not broken, but strained. She is improving, slowly
as we understand from Mr. White.
Through the persistent effort of our pastor's wife, (Mrs. Thoms,) the
money has been raised for a first class Estey organ for the church in
Gurleyville. We have long needed it. It is coming.
We hear that Mr. J.D. Chaffee of Chaffeeville, is coming with a car load
of horses from the north. Good for the old gentleman, who is horseless
for the first time for over 40 years. There is more profit in horses
than in swine, just now.
The firm of Freeman & Co., has been dissolved, everybody is sorry,
as they had gained by honest and fair dealings many friends, and were
as all supposed, were doing well.
243. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: Born.
McNally--In Willimantic, Feb. 22d, a daughter of Dr. T.H. and Annie S.
Haggerty--In Willimantic, Feb. 17th, a daughter to James and Ellen Haggerty.
Hoy--In Willimantic, Feb 15th, a daughter to Charles and Ellen Hoy.
Clifford--In Willimantic, Feb. 19th, a son to John and Mary Clifford.
Brennan--In Willimantic, Feb. 19th, a son to P.J. and Mary Brennan.
244. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: Married.
Thomas-Stanford--In Lowell, Mass. Feb. 22d, Mr. E.W. Thomas, of Willimantic,
and Miss A.F. Stanford, of Lowell, Mass.
245. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: Died.
Allard--In Willimantic, Feb. 20th, Alfred E. Allard, aged 2 months.
Blanchard--In Willington, Feb. 21, Clarence Blanchard, aged 30 years.
George--In Andover, Feb. 18, Milton George, aged 75 years.
Bailey--In Coventry, Feb. 21, Elizabeth L. Bailey, aged 84 years.
Cables--In Willimantic, Feb. 17, Emeline Cables, aged 50 years.
Backus--In Willimantic, Feb. 16, Harry Backus, aged 8 years.
246. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: At a Court of Probate, Holden
at Columbia, within and for the District of Andover, on the 13th
day of February A.D., 1882. Present, William A. Collins, Esq, Judge.
On motion of Roberto Welden, Esq., Administrator on the estate of
George P. Willis, late of Andover 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 to Windham,
and by posting a copy thereof on a public signpost in said town of
Andover nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified
from Record. William A. Collins, Judge.
247. TWC Wed Feb 22 1882: South Coventry.
Cummings and Boynton have filled the large ice house owned by Wm. Bradbury,
on the lake shore, and will help the people to keep cool next summer,
according to order.
Everyone wishing fruit trees, ornamental shrubs, plants, etc., will do
well to invest in the same through John K. Hammond who is a regular agent
for the great Geneva nursery, owned by W. & T. Smith.
H.W. Mason is at the Bermudas, his health necessitating a change.
The manufacturing interest is looking much brighter here now than during
the early part of the winter. Kenyon & Barber's mill is soon to be
running again, an addition 30 by 80 feet is to be built, new machinery
to be put in and changes in the old to be made. A new class of goods
are to be manufactured. J.M. Wood's mill is soon to stop for a few days
and the old looms to be replaced by new Stafford looms capable of performing
a greater variety of work.
A report gained general circulation that there was a case of small pox
in town, but proved to be without foundation.