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The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1882

Published every Wednesday.

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

Wed Feb 1 1882: About Town.
Lyman Jordan, a well known and highly respected resident is dangerously ill.
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 & Parks.
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 week.

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 Putnam.

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 obeyed.

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 repeat them.

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 Journal

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 time.

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 with republicans.

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 the verdict, "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 in promptly.
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 months.
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, Judge.

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 gone.
Mrs. Henry Gilman was buried Monday, the 23d. There is little sickness. The two cases above were chronic, and the late severe weather probably determined them.
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 or both.

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 disease.
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 studies.
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, Committee.

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 of sickness.
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 Thomas Turner.
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, Mass.

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 for trial," 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, $112.75. Carpenter & 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 among us.
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 the inhabitants.

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 to farming.
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 in hell." 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 from it.

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 & Parks.
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 the ankle.

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 bereaved family.

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, Conn.

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 some.
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 days since.

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 life.
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 several days.
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 Sunday.
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 as postmaster.

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 county commissioner.

206. TWC Wed Feb 15 1882: Andover.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Clyde have a son. Who says all the babies are girls this year?
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 the pastor.
Mrs. Elisha Morgan met with a fall last Friday, which resulted in a broken wrist.
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 last sickness.
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 district.
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 leg.
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 Martineau.
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 abuse. "You keep your mouth still," he screamed. "I am doing this matter myself. You convicted me by your wild theory and consummate asinine character all through."
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 start."
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 sale.
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 during "recess" 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 happiness.

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 section.
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 per day.

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. McNally.
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.

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