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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WILLIMANTIC CHRONICLE 1879-1884
The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1884
Published every Wednesday.
McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.
M. Wallen, A.H. Freeman, O.G. Hanks. Prompter: O.M. Richardson.
Chronicle, January 1884:
1. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: About Town.
Now the girls have a chance. Surely this will be a memorable winter with its terrific thunder shower and phenomenal sunsets.
Roderick and Fred Young gone to Florida to spend the winter, and perhaps make a longer stay.
Some of the stores were closed part of New Years day, and of course the banks were closed all day.
Sheriff Pomeroy has completed a large and fine house on South street near the residence of Niles Potter.
The new reflector at the Baptist Church on its first trial Sunday night created a very satisfactory impression.
It is stale to make suggestions about forming good resolutions, but if they are made and kept there's honor in the fact.
Holmes has the Niantic bay split eels.
Fish bait can be got at Holmes market at all times. Supplies of shiners and chugs constantly on hand.
The Willimantic Reform society has voted to publish the names of those who signed the applications for license to sell liquor in Windham this year.
2. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: A.C. Andrew, our popular music dealer, recently shipped a fine $1000 Chickering piano to D.O. Lombard of New Haven, formerly of this place.
3. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: The Holland Manufacturing company gave their employees a vacation of two weeks, during which an inventory is to be taken. They commence working full time January 14.
4. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Officer Shurtliff transported two tramps to Brooklyn Saturday by direction of Justice Bowen. They will be dealt with according to law by the Superior Court at its next term.
5. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: It is better to work at reduced wages than not to work at all, and so the help at the Windham and Smithville companies mills abide by the reduction of about 10 per cent gracefully.
6. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Miss Annie Tingley has been appointed by the county commissioners to look after the abandoned children of this town who are liable to be committed to the home for waifs. A good appointment.
7. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Little & Lyman have taken possession of the store formerly occupied by Standish & Thompson and offer the entire stock at a large discount from regular prices for the next thirty days. See advertisement.
8. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: James Pilling, who has for many years carried on the business of carpet weaving in this place as our people generally know, has removed his apparatus from its former location on lower Main Street to the Shooting Gallery under Commercial block where he will be pleased to attend to all orders in this line.
9. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: The supreme court of Connecticut now in session at the capital in Hartford is occupied with cases from Windham county, and they are: B.F. Bennett vs. Agricultural insurance company; B.F. Bennett vs. Frank Collins; receiver of the Willimantic trust company vs. Allen Lincoln, et al.
10. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Jerry Sullivan (not the would-be suicide) was tried Monday for drunkenness and domestic infelicity by Justice Sumner, having been arrested by officer Shurtliff, and being found guilty, received a sentence of 10 days in jail and cost of prosecution.
11. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: The restaurant at the New England depot is being very completely fitted up, and there will be none superior along the line of the road. People who have been served at Mr. Parker's other restaurants are satisfied that the railroad company has made a proper disposition of this.
12. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Quite a number of our citizens have stock in the New England railroad and they feel some anxiety about the effects the recent development will have on their investment. It is understood however that the road is solvent and this fact may be some consolation. It is said that Alanson Humphrey has a claim against them for $700 for
13. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Installation of the newly-elected officers of the Royal Arcanum takes place to-morrow (Thursday) evening at 7:30 o'clock in Pythian hall. They are as follows: - C.S. Billings, P.R.; H.R. Lincoln, V.R.; W.H.H. Bingham, C.; C.N. Daniels, Sec.; H.F. Royce, Treas.; W.D. Lenos, S.; W.D. Brigham, R.; Frank Larrabee, O.; N.E. French, G.; H.E. Remington, Col.; E. Baker, W.
14. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Standish & Thompson beg leave to transfer the public good will which they have enjoyed to the new proprietors with the assurance that Little & Lyman are in every way worthy of public confidence. F.M. Thompson will leave for his new home in Danbury this week, and the tenement which he has occupied, belonging to Ephriam Spalding, is for rental.
15. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Joel Fox has a flock of hens whose egg crop he takes considerable pride in boasting. There are fourteen in number, and they have laid 126 dozen and 2 eggs which would have brought at market prices $30.26, and they also reared 10 chickens which he estimated at $5. He expended for feed $10.11 which, subtracted, leaves a net profit of $25.15, and Joel is happy.
16. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: On the evening of January 9 Prof. C.F. Carroll, president of the New Britain Normal School, will lecture in the high school room of the Natchaug school to the teachers of Willimantic and vicinity on the subject of "Reading in the Common Schools." Parents and school officers are cordially invited to be present. Lecture to begin at 7:30. The professor will be here on the morning of that day, and at the Natchaug school will examine candidates for admission to the Normal school.
17. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: The stone work for the foundation of the new bank building is being laid with material taken from Humphrey's quarry and that it will be solid is evident by the fact that the walls will be about three feet in thickness. Michael Sullivan has the contract for this work and is pushing it with all possible energy. Sam B. Ford has about finished the work of excavation and very soon all will be in readiness for the brisk work. The banks have an idea of occupying the building next spring.
18. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: The original Nashville Students are advertised to appear at Franklin hall Friday evening January 4, under the auspices of Francis S. Long Post, G.A.R. It is so long since our people have had an opportunity to hear a troupe of genuine jubilee singers that the hall will probably be filled to overflowing. The entire Company will appear
in a new programme, replete with all the latest novelties in Jubilee Singing, presenting social, plantation, river and cabin songs. Appearing in full plantation costumes.
19. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Harry H. Hagar, a brakeman on the New York & New England road fell between the cars on an east-bound freight, near Chewink, about two o'clock Monday morning, and had both legs run over. When the train hands picked him up they discovered that he had one wooden leg. The other leg was crushed above the ankle. He was taken to th9s village where the injured limb was amputated by Drs. McNally and
Card, and he was then sent to the hospital at Hartford by the noon train. He belonged in Cleveland, Ohio and had been on the road five months, and none of the train hands suspected that he had a wooden leg.
20. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Officer Shurtliff was called upon Monday evening to arrest a lad of about 16 years named Jerry Sullivan for attempting, while in a fit of drunkenness, to carve the person of a young fellow named Attenborough with a hatchet on Jackson street. The policeman conveyed the bloodthirsty warrior to the lockup. About 6 o'clock some of the girls employed in Bingham's box shop, in looking from their windows, saw a prisoner in one of the cells hanging himself to one of the cell doors, and they at once rushed down the street and gave the alarm. R.E. Beville, employed in the same building, seized a heavy plank, burst open the door and cut down the would-be suicide, who was in the agonies of strangulation. He had used his suspenders as a means for hanging himself. Officer Shurtliff and Dr. Fox arrived on the scene in a short time and the young man was taken to his home, where he remained some hours before returning to consciousness. There is little
doubt that he was suffering from an attack of delirium tremens when he attempted self destruction.
21. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: A barn on Walnut street owned
by Hyde Kingsley and occupied for stabling purposes by L.M. Sessions,
expressman, Nathan Alden, butcher, and A.B. Holmes, fish dealer,
was discovered to be on fire about half past 2 o'clock Sunday morning,
and was burned with five horses, hay, grain, straw, harness, blankets,
etc. Of the two horses taken out one was so badly burned that he
was killed on Sunday morning, and it is doubtful whether the other
recovers from his injuries. Mr. Sessions loses three horses, Mr.
Alden two and Mr. Holmes one. The barn was insured for $800, but
there was no insurance on the other property. The fire was undoubtedly
the work of an incendiary. It was some half an hour after the alarm
as given before water was got on the fire, and the building, which
burned readily, was well nigh consumed by that time. The streams
did effective work, however, in preventing its spread to the sheds
and buildings adjoining. There was no wind at the time; if there
had been, when they came, the flames would probably have extended
to Main street, as dwelling houses, shops and barns in that locality
are as thick as peas in a pod; and there would have been a conflagration
to read about. A subscription paper is being circulated for the benefit
of L.M. Sessions, and over $350 has been raised to reimburse him
for his loss.
22. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: The Lucky Number. The various premiums offered by our merchants to their customers were drawn according to programme yesterday.The handsome chamber set which J.C. Lincoln offered to the person who should guess the number of beans in a jar was awarded to Wade A. Snow Goshen. Messrs. J.M. Alpaugh, W.N. Potter, C.M. Palmer and H.L. Hall were selected as a counting committee and after an industrious siege on the contents of the jar made out as the correct number 5521. Mr. Snow guessed 5525.
A committee of four was busied for two hours counting the 10,475 shot in the jar at the Boston and Willimantic Clothing company's store yesterday and Henry Johnson guessed 10,456 and gets the fine suit of clothes. Rev. S.R. Free was not far out of the way in guessing 10,500.No. 210 draws the chamber set at the Boston Furniture store. After
business was all over new years eve. A young lad eight years old was called in to do the drawing. The little fellow rolled up his sleeve and thrust his hand down through the small hole in the big box in which duplicates of all the numbers given out were placed and thoroughly shaken up and the number he drew out was 210. The holder of the said number will have set sent to him on presentation of the ticket. Mrs. E. Bissell of Hebron holds No. 307 which draws Chester Tilden's doll.
23. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Druggists Nugent and Laka of Waterbury, have been fined $10 and costs each for selling Fowler's solution without poison labels.
24. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Baptist Christmas Tree. The Christmas Tree and exercises at the Baptist church Monday evening was a very interesting event, pleasing both to children and adults. There was a crowded house, and the programme, which was quite varied, passed off unusually smooth. The opening ceremony done, there were a few recitations and some exceptionally good singing. Following was a most fitting tribute by Dr. E.G. Sumner to a former superintendent, the late Henry W. Avery. The former gentleman also read an original poem entitled, "Christmas, Old Year of 1883." After this the doctor introduced to the audience the venerable Santa Claus, who played his part in a very efficient and amusing manner. The distribution of presents was completed at a reasonable hour, and all went home satisfied with the fruits of Christmas borne to them on New Years. For the complete success of the affair much credit is due to pastor Holman, Superintendent Thompson and Dr. Sumner.
25. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: John Bowman, Commercial Block, Willimantic. I make a specialty of Hats, Caps, and Furnishing Goods.
26. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: A.B. Holmes, Dealers in Fresh and Salt Fish of All Kinds. Shell Oysters, Scollops, Clams & Quahaugs Constantly in Stock. The Oyster Trade a Specialty. [ ] furnished with any desired quantity at short notice. Correspondence solicited. A.B. Holmes, 7 Railroad St., Willimantic.
27. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: A First-Class Restaurant is the one kept by Dumont Kingsley, 118 Main Street. Our Eating Apartment has been arranged with a special view to accommodate the public, and everything to satisfy the appetite will be provided temptingly cooked. We have established a reputation for keeping the very best Confectionery, Tobacco, and Cigars, and we shall endeavor to sustain it. The very best quality of Fruit of
all Kinds, and in large variety, we keep in its season.
Polite attention accorded to all. Dumont Kingsley. 118 Main St.,
28. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Three Farms for Sale! Located in the Town of Ashford. No. 1. One Farm in the north part of Ashford containing 38 acres of land, suitably divided into mowing, pasturage and tillage, with a variety of fruit, and house and barn nearly new. No. 2. Saw, Grist & Shingle Mill with splendid water power, and a good farm containing about 100 acres of land, large house and barn, wood sufficient for fire, fruit trees in bearing sufficient for family use. No. 3. Farm No. 3, situated in the south part of Ashford, contains 238 acres of land, suitably divided into mowing, pasturage and tillage land, well adapted to stock raising or dairy purposes. Will cut hay sufficient to keep 35 or 40 head
of cattle through the winter. Enquire of Edwin A. Buck, Willimantic, Conn.
29. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: A.W. Bill, has a large lot of ranges, cook, parlor and office stoves, glass, crockery and tin ware for sale very low, regardless of cost.
30. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: C.N. Andrew, Fire Insurance Agency, Bank Building, Willimantic, Conn. .Insures against Fire and Lightning at Lowest Rates for Reliable Companies. He still retains the well-known Agricultural Insurance Company of Watertown, N.Y. for insuring Farm Property. When you have insurance to place give us a call and we will do you good. Willimantic, Conn. May 20, 1880. To whom it may concern: - This is to certify that I have this day received from the hands of the adjuster of the Agricultural Insurance company, the payment for loss of my house in full and to my entire satisfaction, and I heartily indorse the company to all my friends and the public generally as being fair and honorable in all their dealings with their patrons, and should advise farmers and owners of private residences to insure in the above company. Charles Hall, Represented by C.N. Andrew, Willimantic, Ct.
31. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Fall and Winter Goods. A full line of all the new styles just received at Opera House Boot & Shoe Store. Every style of boots, shoes, rubbers, slippers. Good goods at low prices, E.T. Hamlin's, Opera House Block, Willimantic, Conn.
32. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Ticket Office of the Boston & Albany and Pennsylvania R.R. 170 Main Street. Tickets for sale to all points west and south, including Albany, Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago, Kansas City, St. Louis, Omaha, St. Paul, Fargo, Denver, Newark, N.J., Trenton, N.J., Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, New Orleans, San Francisco &c.
33. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Dennis Shea, dealer in and direct receiver of the finest brands of foreign and domestic wines & liquors, for family use, and medical purposes. Has also, the leading brands of imported ales & porters. Agent for the famous Highland Spring, and other grades of fine ale & lager beer, which we bottle to order, and deliver at short notice to any part of the city. All goods warranted pure, and of the best quality. 56 Union, and 79 Main street Willimantic, Conn.
34. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Cess pools, sink drains, and privy vaults cleaned and taken care of on reasonable terms. No slops left behind. Address or call on Earl S. Crantons, Willimantic, Conn.
35. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: At New Haven, Conn., the new pastor of the Bethel African Methodist Church was forcibly ejected from the pulpit by two of the deacons.
36. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Hebron.
The famous Cutler and Fillmore controversy has finally been amicably if not satisfactorily brought to a settlement after quite a lengthy and persistent effort on the part of some of the influential members of the church of which Mr. Cutler was pastor and Mr. Fillmore was a member. Mr. Cutler's attack upon Mr. Fillmore from his pulpit must be fresh in the
minds of the reading public, having been a prolific topic of newspaper items ever since it was made and correspondents have written it up in all forms and phases possible. The matter has been brought before the church in different forms but has had no definite until now. There was a movement made to expel Mr. Fillmore from the church, but the motion,
although made and seconded by two prominent members, was voted down. Mr. Fillmore finally preferred charges against Mr. Cutler and a committee was appointed to try the case and report to a meeting of the church to be holden Dec. 22d, 1883. The charges preferred were five in number viz: Lying, Hypocrisy, personal attack in public upon a brother in church, Denunciation of the church as upholding the sin of polygamy and using Scandalous and Vituperative Language. This may not contain the precise language but will convey to the mind the substance of the charges. After a full and exhaustive hearing both parties having ample opportunity of being heard, the committee made their report on Saturday last, which did not sustain the two first, but the third and fourth were sustained and the fifth partially. A motion to censure was passed, Mr. Fillmore agreeing to withdraw his civil suit in which damages were laid at $5,000. Thus ends so far as the most interested are concerned. The notorious Hebron church scandal. It is but justice to Mr. Cutler to say that no motive of personal revenge or aggression prompted him to take the course he did, but his zeal, prompted by outside influence and a too ready credulity outran his judgement and so like all other public men he must stand or fall by his public acts and utterances, and to his credit be it said, he has from first to last maintained a discreet silence publicly in regard to the matter. Mr. Fillmore has not been as discreet but charges the origin of the trouble to other parties and made his mistake hen he instituted a suit for damages the effect of which was to draw closer around Mr. Cutler his admirers and friend both in and out of the church and while the matter is apparently closed up, there is a feeling among some of the society that is anything but friendly to him and bodes him no good. Mr. F., has not yet disposed of his place here, but has left with his personal baggage for Lodkport [mean Lockport?], N.Y., taking the train this morning.George Root for his assault upon one Daniels of Gilead in this town, was sentenced by the superior court at Tolland to one year in jail.The stores of Lucien H. Leonard and Walter S. Hewitt shows a nice display of goods suitable for the holiday trade while S.M. Mitchell & Son., make their usual display - Steve on his back upon the counter, goood naturedly discussing, well, the last horse trade. Gris, Aff. and Steve, neg. Decision reserved.
37. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: North Windham.
Singing school is prospering under the teachings of Prof. Turner.
Schools are held after this, Tuesday evenings of each week.
38. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Died.
Hutchinson - In Coventry, Dec. 29th, 1883. Mrs. Nancy P. Hutchinson, aged 62.
Barrows - In Willimantic, Dec. 29th, Mary E. Barrows, aged 38 years.
Avery - In Columbia, Dec. 28th, Lucretia B. Avery, aged 71 years.
Conant - In Mansfield, Jan. 2d, Lois Conant, aged 84 years.
39. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Notice - The Annual Meeting
of the Stockholders of the Willimantic Fair Association for the choice
of Directors for the ensuing year, and for the transaction of any
other business proper to come before said meeting, will be held at
the Town Hall on Church street, on Wednesday, January 9th, at two
o'clock p.m. O.H.K. Risley, Secy.
40. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Henry H. Flint, Wholesale and Retail Druggist.
The best place in Willimantic to find the best and Only complete stock of Leads and Oils, Coach and Carriage Goods, Artists' and Chromo, Lithographic Materials, Wax Flower Sundries, Including English, B.B., Jewett, Lewis, Hall, Bradley & Co.'s and Keystone Lead. Wadsworth, Martinez & Longman Pure Prepared Paints. Any building that is not
satisfactory when painted with our Prepared Paints, we will repaint at our expense with such White Lead or other Paints as the property owner may select. This agreement will be promptly fulfilled upon notice from the Dealer that our paints have not given satisfaction. Raynold & Masury's Coach Painter's Goods. Alabastine for finishing walls and ceilings, is the most durable and economical material known. It is a valuable discovery, and is rapidly superceding Kalomine and other wall finish. Manufactured in a variety of beautiful tints, and can be applied by any one. Babcock's Varnishes, Windsor & Newton's Tube Colors. Fulton
White The new non-poisonous heavy body pigment, ground specially for inside and outside use, possesses 25 per cent more covering properties and works more freely under the brush than the best white lead.
41. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Loomer Opera House. Monday, January 7th. The illustrious artiste, Janauschek supported by her brilliant company, in Zillah, the Hebrew mother. The event of the present season, and a play abounding in superlative opportunities for the display of the genius of the Star. Mr. Nathaniel Childs - Manager. Mr. Edward Taylor - Bus. Manager. Reserved Seats One Dollar. Seats for sale at Wilson & Leonard's.
42. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: To Rent - A Nice Tenement of nine rooms on Milk street. Enquire of Edward Taylor.
43, TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: James E. Murray & Co. will open Thursday Morning, October 18. 100 Ladies' Cloaks and Dolmans, Ranging in price from $2.00 to $25.00. 100 Misses' Cloaks and Havelocks from $2.00 to $9.00. 150 pairs Blankets from $1.75 to $10.00. 50 All Wool Double Shawls from $2.00 to $12.00. 50 Striped and figured Paisley Shawls from $3.00 to $40.00. 100 Shoulder Shawls from $.25 to $1.25. 50 Doz. Highland Laddie Scotch Wool Shirts & Drawers. 50c each. They are good value at 75c. Ladies' Scarlet Vests, guaranteed all wool, 90c. The same goods that are usually sold for $1.25. 50 doz Boys', Misses' and Children's Vests and Pants from 15 cts. to 50 cts each. 20 doz. Ladies' Merino Vests at 50 cts. The best goods for the money we ever sold. 100 doz. Ladies', Misses' and Children's Wool Hose from 12 ½ cts. per pair to 50 cts. 20 doz Ladies' and Misses' Knit Jackets from 50 cts. each to 2.00. 5 Pieces of Guinet Black Satin Cashmere Silk, warranted not to crack, $1.75 per yard. Other Black and Colored Silks from 75 cts per yard to $1.50. 25 Pieces Velvets and Velveteens, In all the fashionable
shades from 50 cts to $2.00 per yard. Black Cashmeres. We recommend with the utmost confidence our P.H.C. brand of Black Cashmeres in 40, 42, 46 and 48 inch, for fineness of texture, weight, color and durability. Samples sent on application. 300 yds. Alazerine Turkey Red Damask, warranted not to fade, only 39c per yard. 50 Dozen Linen Towels, 16 inches long, and 23 inches wide, only 25c each. We have a nice line of Escurial Lace Fishus, from $3.00 to $4.50 each. Finally, our stock of Gloves, Hosiery, Laces, Handkerchiefs, Corsets, Buttons, Ribbons, Passementaries and Fringes are all new this season. And best of all, We have but One Price and that is at Rock Bottom. Respectfully, James E. Murray & Co., Tanner's Block Main Street, Willimantic.
44. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Central Shoe Store. Little & Lyman, successors to Standish & Thompson, 144 Main Street, offer special inducements for the next thirty days to cash purchasers, as we wish to reduce our stock to make room for spring goods. Please call and examine Goods and Prices. C.E. Little. S.B. Lyman
45. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Mansfield Centre.
The Christmas tree at the Hollow was a success notwithstanding the unfavorable weather. Had it been pleasant, more would have been present. The party assembled in an unoccupied room in the new mill, where the tree, with its splendid burden of presents, was placed. The presents were numerous and many of them costly, showing taste in selection, and a reference to the useful as well as ornamental. Amid the happy throng that surrounded it, we noticed many familiar faces, some who ad journeyed on life's pathway through ninety similar scenes, taking an interest in common with the rest. It was a happy, joyous, merry crowd who came for a good time, and they had it. The ceremonies commenced with a song, followed by recitations by Miss Alice Johnson and Miss Mary
Gould and Master Harry Waldo; song, "Christmas Carrol;" recitation, by Misses Ruby Whiting, Alice Johnson, Alice Whiting, Sarah Fenton; song, "Merry Christmas to You." Recitation by Misses Mamie Sheldon, Ruby Whiting, Dora Swift; son, "Jolly Old St. Nicholas"; recitation by Stella Gardner. At this juncture old Santa, in the person of John Gardner, put in an appearance, and with a lavish hand commenced the distribution of
presents. As the Hollow people never do anything by halves, this was an arduous task, but by no means unpleasant, and occupied nearly two hours. The gathering and tree was instigated and carried out by the mill operatives, and showed the good will and feeling existing in that community. Mr. M.M. Johnson, the principal owner and manager of the
Thread company, was present, and employer and employee all appeared on the common level. Mr. Johnson is a Democrat in principle, if not in politics, and if he never voted that ticket, we shall always think he ought to. At the close Dr. Sumner, whose genial presence is always welcome, was called out and made some happy and felicitous remarks. Thus
ended a pleasant gathering, and one long to be held in grateful remembrance by those who enjoyed the privilege of being present.Mr. Joseph P. Barrows slaughtered two pigs last week some over thirteen months old whose combined weight reached 1050 pounds - one weighing 495, the other 655. Let us hear from Wormwood Hill again.O.S. Chaffee & Son lost a horse last week from acute colic. He was a pet and valuable animal, they having refused an offer of two hundred and fifty dollars a short time since. The weather the past week has varied from the coldest ever known in this latitude to the regular dog-day thunder shower, and has given us a variety of everything disagreeable in the line of storm and wind. The cyclone of last Friday was followed by glowing and magnificent sunset,
which was the source of comment, some regarding the latter as a sure sign of the near approach of the millennium. Others less Orthodox in principle take a common-sense view of the matter and claim that it occurred from natural cause, and is productive of no celestial disturbance other than the awakening of silly fears in the minds of the stupidly superstitious. Be this as it may it was a gorgeous and sublime spectacle, and one seldom, if ever before, witnessed in this locality.
46. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Mansfield.
The thunder shower of Thursday night gave an electric display rarely seen in December. The frequent vivid flashes reflected upon the snow a bluish color, beautiful and grand to behold. As usual with thunder showers in winter the wind settled in the northwest, and the next day blew a gale such as is seldom witnessed in this section. Vennor's prediction for the third week in December was wide of the mark. Another wonderful Phenomenon, the thermometer on the 23d registering 28 and 30 degrees below, and on the 27th a big thunder shower. Whoever saw the like?
Mr. O.S. Chaffee lost a horse valued at 250 or 300 dollars, Wednesday night Dec. 26th.
Mrs. Louis Fenton, is quite feeble; she is the only surviving member of a family of twelve, all of which reached to good old age; Mrs. F., being 83 or 84. Sylvanus Conant, their father lived to be 97 years old.
We expect soon to lose our good natured stage driver,
John Bolles, as he goes to Hartford to spend the winter again. Getting
chronic, is it John?
47. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Columbia.
A part of the roof to the barn on the Augustus Post place was blown off during the high wind of last Friday.
Miss Georgianna Downer has been spending the holidays with her sister in Hartford.
Misses Hutchins and Sawyer are in town during the holidays.
Miss Julia Avery has returned to Brocton, and resumed her duties as teacher in the public school.
The funeral of Mrs. Lucretia B. Avery was attended from the Congregational church on Monday at 10 o'clock, Rev. F.D. Avery officiating. Mrs. Avery was a lady well known in town, of a kind heart, and many families who have been in affliction have been the recipients of her sympathy expressed in a manner peculiar to herself, nevertheless
showing a warm and tender feeling for all in sorrow, and now after suffering from a complication of diseases she is at rest leaving behind an aged and infirm husband, a son and daughter who will miss this wife and mother.
Miss Mary Dewey has returned from her recent trip and arrived in Monson just in time to take in the zero weather last week.
The new library is well patronized, the number of books
being drawn largely increasing each week which tends to show the
committee did their work well in the selection of books that seem
to be duly appreciated.
Prof. Erving Richardson and wife of Windsor Locks are in town over the holidays.
The Ladies society meets this week with Mrs. Geo. W. Morgan.
The young friends of Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo Little gave them a pleasant surprise at their residence on Tuesday evening it being the first anniversary of their marriage.
The Ladies Society met with Mrs. Bascom Friday evening and a goodly number were in attendance.
Christmas trees with their wealth of presents were enjoyed at E.P. Lyman's and Albert Edgerton's.
The Town Clerk's office in a few days will be removed to S.F. Tucker's he having been elected to that office.
48. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Boston & Willimantic Clothing Co. Will on Wednesday, Dec. 26, 1883 Inaugurate one of the Greatest Markdown Sales. Prices cut away down, to low prices that will ensure a quick disposal of our surplus stock. The continued warm and unfavorable weather has lessened the sale of all Heavy Clothing, and we find ourselves at nearly the end of the season very largely overstocked. Our object is to reduce the same, and we shall name some of The Lowest Prices ever named in Eastern Connecticut. Every Garment will have both the former and the marked down price on the same ticket in plain figures. Space will not permit of a full list of our Many Bargains. Below we give a few: Men's Overcoats. Reduced from $21.00 to $1800. Reduced from 20.00 to 17.00. Reduced from 15.00 to 12.00 Reduced from 14.00 to 10.00. Reduced from 10.00 to 8.00. Reduced from 6.00 to 4.50. Everything in Stock at way-down prices. Remember the place, and come early to secure the Best Bargains. Boston and Willimantic Clothing Co. W.R. Stetson, Manager.
49. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Holiday Goods! D.C. Barrows, The Jeweler, offers a large stock of Diamonds, Watches, French Clocks, Silver Ware, Jewelry, &c. At the Very Lowest Prices. No more handsome, durable and acceptable holiday gift can be selected than those indicated above, and no finer stock to select from can be found anywhere. We warrant every article purchased at our counters to be exactly as represented and our prices are as low as the same qualities of goods can be bought of any honest dealer. Call and examine the goods whether you wish to purchase or not. D.C. Barrows. Main Street, Willimantic.
50. TWC Wed Jan. 2, 1884: To Whom it May Concern. Notice is hereby given that Charles E. Little and Samuel B. Lyman have this day formed a copartnership for the purpose of transacting the business of retail dealing in boots and shoes, No. 144 Main St., Willimantic, Conn., under the firm name and style of Little & Lyman. Dated at Willimantic, Dec. 18, 1883. Charles E. Little. Samuel B. Lyman.
51. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: At a Court of Probate holden at Mansfield, within and for the district of Mansfield on the 6th day of December A.D. 1883. Present, Ralph W. Storrs, Judge. On motion of Henry L. Brown and Judgr Otis Barrows executors of the last will and testament of Lewis D. Brown late of Mansfield 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 executors, and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said town of Mansfield nearest the place where the
deceased last dwelt. Certified from record, Ralph W. Storrs, Judge.
52. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Furniture, Carpets, and Holiday Goods. Just Received! A fine assortment of Reed and Rattan Rockers, Fancy Camp Chairs, Blacking Cases, Ottomans, Slipper Boxes, Foot Rests &c. Purchasing as I do direct from the manufacturer, I am enabled to offer Specially Low Prices to those looking for Holiday Goods. Thanking you
for past favors, I would respectfully solicit an inspection of my goods and prices. Marshall Tilden, Willimantic, Conn.
53. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Everybody Interested. Boston Shoe Store! A valuable present given away! To every purchaser of goods to the amount of $2.50 or upward, notwithstanding our prices are lower than ever, and
our stock of Boots & Shoes is the largest and best assorted in town. Our Slipper Department for Holiday Presents is unequaled. In fact, everything is first-class Foot Wear to be had at the lowest prices at The Boston Shoe Store. J.F. Clune. McAvoy Block, 160 Main Street, Opposite Opera House.
54. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Established 1862. Lumber & Coal. George K. Nason, Successor to Hyde Kingsley, dealer in all kinds of Lumber, Coal, Mouldings, Windows, Blinds, Doors, Cement, Lime, Brick, Hair, &c., &c. And builders' materials generally. Office and yards, cor. Church & Valley Sts, 2 min. walk from depot. Connected by Telephone.
55. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Bottled Lager put up expressly for Family Use. 60 cents per doz. Robert Smith's India Pale Stock Ale, 70 cents per doz. Wines, Liquors, Porters & Cider bottled especially for Family Trade, by Thomas J. Kelley, Agent for Jones' Portsmouth & Bay State Ales.
56. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: A.B. Adams & Co., All kinds of Insurance. No. 53 Union St., Willimantic, Conn.
57. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Holiday Goods! Willimantic Cash Grocery Store,
Main & Union Streets. Great Bargains in Dried Fruit. 11 pounds New Raisins for $1.00. 9 pounds of New Muscatel Raisins for 1.00. 7 pounds of London Layers Raisins for 1.00. 11 pounds of French Prunes for 1.00. Choice New Figs, per pound, .20. Choice New Citron, .25. Coffees and Teas. We have now in stock some very nice grades of Tea and Coffee which we are selling at prices that Defy Competition. Try our O.G. Java, at 28c per pound. Best Maleberry, 35c per pound. Other Grades from 15 to 20c per pound. Butter. Choice New York State Butter in Packages or by the pound, 32 cents. Flour. Best Haxall, $7.85 per Bbl. Best St. Louis, $6.75 per Bbl. Canned Goods at extremely low prices. Tomatoes, 3 pound Cans, 10 cans for $1.00. Sweet Corn 9 cans for 1.00. Lima Beans 9 cans for 1.00. Peas 9 cans for 1.00. Peaches, 3 pound cans 18 cents per can. Pure Mixed Candies 18c per pound. Maple Syrup, Preserves, Fruits, Confectionery, &c., &c., H.C. Hall, Proprietor.
58. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Gold Lion Whiskey. Perfection. By analysis strictly pure. For Medicinal Purposes. Apothecaries Hall, 109 Main street.
59. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Hip! Hip! Hip! Hurra! Santa Claus has arrived at the one-price up-town dry goods house. With the largest and best selected stock of Christmas Goods ever offered in this vicinity. Parents, before buying should never forget to call on Pease & Edwards, because you can find anything in shape of a present to please persons
from one year to one hundred. Don't wait until the stock is picked over, but come early and you will find a good assortment. Our dress goods, flannel and cotton stock was never more complete than at the present time. If you are looking for a bargain in Cloak, Dolman or Shawl, Pease & Edwards' is the place to go, if you wish to get the best goods for the least money. Remember the place, at the one price, up town dry goods house, 185 Main Street, Willimantic, Conn.
60. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: A.R. Burnham & Co. Manufacturers of all kinds of Carriages and Wagons. Also sole agents for this vicinity for the celebrated Boston Buck-Board Co's Carriages of New Haven. Repairing and painting promptly done and satisfaction always guaranteed. A large stock of material on hand, from which to supply Country agonmakers,
Wheelwrights, and Blacksmiths. A.R. Burnham & Co. Shops on Valley Street. Willimantic, Conn.
61. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: First Quality Drugs, Medicines, New Remedies, and Toilet Goods. Fred Rogers, druggist, 120 Main Street.
62. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Our Fall and Winter Stock or Men's, Youth's, Boys' and Children's Clothing! Is now complete and ready for inspection. Lower than ever! Better than ever! That is the way you will find our new Fall Stock. Men's Dress Suits. We offer in great variety, at prices that cannot fail to please. Our offering in this department will meet the requirements of all who desire Fine Fabrics and perfect fits. Men's business suits, stylish, neat, durable. Our line of comfortable suits for everyday wear is very large, and comprises many novelties in genteel patterns and designs which are sure to meet with your approval. Mothers in search of substantial clothing for their boys should not fail to examine our stock. As it is very large and complete, we feel confident we can satisfy your wants in every particular. Our heavy grades of underwear for fall and winter are now in. We offer many real bargains. Neck wear, hosiery, shirts, collars, cuffs, suspenders, gloves,
handkerchiefs, cardigan jackets, and everything in the way of Gent's Furnishings. Hats. Hats. Hats in all the latest styles. Trunks, traveling bags, umbrellas and rubber goods always on hand. Everything as represented or money refunded. An inspection respectfully solicited. W.L. Harrington & Co. 111 Main Street. Headquarters for solid bargains.
63. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: The Largest Concern of the kind in Eastern
Connecticut. Lincoln & Boss, dealers in Lumber, Coal, Lime, Kindlings & Charcoal, Brick, Cement, Mouldings, Doors, Windows, Blinds, and all builders' materials. Also Bradley's X.L. Phosphate. Office Centre Street, Willimantic, Conn.
64. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: When you want to equip your Stable with anything that is necessary to make it a perfect establishment, go to D.H. Clark's on Church Street. He always has, and now especially has a very large assortment of buffalo robes, wolf robes, lap robes, street blankets, stable blankets, harnesses, and all the smaller articles of horse paraphernalia. Carriages of all descriptions sold at [ ] stable at reasonable prices. My livery stable is first-class in every respect, and I make it a point never to let a shabby turnout. Prices reasonable. David H. Clark. Church St., Willimantic, Conn.
65. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: D.C. Barrows, dealer in Solid & Plated Silverware, watches, clocks and jewelry. Repairing done in the best manner and warranted.
66. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Professor B.F. Koons, principal of the Storrs
Agricultural school in Mansfield proposes to have a course of lectures at that institution this winter for the entertainment and instruction of the students there which number about twenty this year. The lecture will be free to insiders and outsiders and given on alternate Friday evenings the first occurring next Friday evening. It will be by Mr. J.M. Hubbard
of Middletown of the state board of agriculture and his subject will be "Working in the Dark." The next will be by Rev. Mr. Hoisington of North Coventry on the subject of "India." The remainder of the course has not as yet been completed.
67. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Dr. A.M. Shew, superintendent of the Connecticut hospital for the insane at Middletown, left Thursday for San Francisco for the benefit of his health, having had a return of his former trouble.
68. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Benjamin C. Mallory, a veteran of the war of the rebellion, formerly much respected but who lately has led an unsatisfactory life, committed suicide about six o'clock Friday night at his residence in New Haven. He shot himself through the heart with a revolver.
69. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: The Connecticut council of education held its eighth annual meeting in Hartford Friday. Interesting papers were read and officers elected as follows: President, M.A. Warren, Litchfield; vice-president, N.E. Soule, Danielsonville, secretary and treasurer, H.F. Sawyer, New Britain; assistant secretary, P.L. Wood, Bristol;
executive committee, S.T. Dutton of New Haven, C.F. Carrol of New Britain, and J.D. Bartley of Bridgeport. The following resolution was passed: Resolved, that the Connecticut Council of Education will heartily support any measure devised by the State Board of Education to secure the consolidation of the districts, and to improve the country schools, and to secure a more economical expenditure of the public money.
70. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: George Taylor, a farm laborer, was struck by a train on the Derby road near Birmingham Wednesday evening and picked up with a leg broken in two places. He died before the train reached Birmingham. He was 42 years old, and had a wife in Milford with whom he had not lived in two years, and formerly lived in Woodbury and has recently lived with his brother Edward in Orange. The examination of the body gave some reasons to think that death was not caused by the railroad accident. Medical Examiner Beardsley thought he might have had a fit and fallen on the track and been overcome by cold. There was some suspicion of foul play, but nothing definite has come to light to support this theory.
71. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Thomas H. Wheeler, a well known paper stock dealer shot himself Saturday morning. He was 44 years old and universally esteemed. The suicide is attributed to despondency caused by business losses during the year now closed.
72. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Notice! The Board of Relief of the town of Windham will meet in the Town Rooms, Hayden Block in Willimantic, on Monday, January 7th A.D. 1884, from 9 o'clock a.m. until 5 o'clock p.m., to attend to the duties of their appointment. The Board will also meet at such times during the following twenty days, as adjournment may be made to from time to time to hear appeals from the doings of the Assessors. John G. Keigwin, Thos. B. Congdon, John Hickey, Board of Relief, for Town of Windham.
73. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: James Pilling, has resumed the business of Carpet Weaving, and may now be found at the shooting gallery under Commercial Block. Material may be left at his residence on Lower Main street, or at the shooting gallery, and all orders will be promptly attended to.
74. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Holiday Goods! Santa Clause has arrived with loads of toys and fancy articles for Christmas Presents. Elegant Dolls, a great variety of picture books, a large assortment of toys for the little folks, vases, perfumes and fancy articles without number. Beautiful toilet setts. New styles of embroidered handkerchiefs. New styles col'd bordered handkerchiefs. New styles of silk handkerchiefs. Hosiery, gloves and knit goods in great variety. Our prices as usual the lowest. No trouble to show our goods. J.A. Stillman.
75. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: We are now ready for Fall and Winter and invite your attention to the most complete assortment of Men's, Youth's, and Children's Clothing we have ever shown. Baldwin & Webb. 114 Main Street.
76. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: New Fall and Winter Stock. C.M. Palmer & Co. Announce the daily arrival of an immense stock of dry and fancy goods. Dress goods, silks, velvets, plushes, ribbons, corsets, shawls, hosiery, notions, handkerchiefs, domestic prints, gloves, gent's furnishing goods, etc. Special attention is directed to our new Dress Linings, Buttons, Fringes, Gimps, and all new shades in Velvet Ribbon. We have also a full line of Ladies' and Misses' Walking Jackets, Wraps, Cloaks, and Dolmans. A full line of Muslin Underwear, Infant's Robes, and Embroidered skirts. 100 pairs wool blankets, 10-4, 11-4, and 12-4 sizes. We shall be happy to have you call and see our stock of goods, whether
you wish to buy or not. C.M. Palmer & Co.
77. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Save This! It is worth 25 cents to you! Does advertising pay? We have often asked ourselves the above question and we are now going to make this test. We have 2 dozen fine Curacoa Kid Button that were formerly sold at $3.00. We will sell them at $2.50. We have 5 dozen A. Kid Button, a good shoe to wear as many $2.50 shoe made that we shall sell at $2.00. We have 48 pairs of a very fine German Kid worth
$3.50 that we shall sell for $3.00. We have 60 pairs of fine French Kid worth anywhere $4.50 that we shall sell for $3.75. We have 24 Gent's Enamel Congress at $1.75. We have 12 Gents' Calf Boots at $2.00. We have 24 Gents' fine V. Calf Congress and Lace Shoes at $2.00. Now comes the test. [drawing of coupon] "25 cts. On presentation of this Certificate, I promise to pay the Bearer Twenty-Five Cents in any of the above advertised goods. W.N. Potter" By cutting out this certificate you can purchase these goods at these very low prices and then have 25 cents deduction made on the bill. These certificates good till Nov. 1st, or so long as any of the goods advertised remain with me. Of course the
earlier presented the better assortment you have to select from. I have done this merely to get some trace of the advertisements put out. Respectfully, W.N. Potter.
78. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: A.B. Holmes, Dealers in Oysters, Clams, Quahaug, and Fish of all kinds. The oyster trade a specialty. Trade solicited and promptly cared for. No. 7 Railroad St. Willimantic.
79. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Twenty Years. - Twenty years this spring I commenced to Repair Furniture. I continue to try to please everybody by Upholstering, Gluing, Staining, and Varnishing, Sitting Room, Parlor and Office Furniture, Cane Seating, etc. Call on or address by letter or postal card S.W. Moseley, Box. 366, Willimantic, Conn.
80. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: 7 and 8 per cent real estate investments. Money invested at 7 to 8 per cent on fine Butler County, Nebraska, farms worth two to three times the amount of loan. Interest collected and forwarded free of expense. All inquiries cheerfully answered, G.E. Waldo, Attorney at Law, Ulysses, Nebraska. References: L.W. Carroll, Norwich, Conn.; Northwestern Banking Co., Joseph Palmer, Ulysses, Neb; Dwight Carey,
Henry Lincoln, Scotland, Conn.; Alfred W. Carey, Willimantic, Conn.
81. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Charlie's Restaurant. 15 Church Street. Meals at all hours. Fruit and Confectionery.
82. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: S.B. Kenyon, manufacturer of Single & Double Harnesses, and Dealer in Halters, Blankets, Whips, Lap Robes, Axle Grease, &c. Also, an improved wrench that fits any wheel. I pay special attention to repairing, and do it neatly and immediately. 23 Church Street, Opp. M.E. Church, Willimantic, Conn.
83. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: T.R. Congdon, dealer in Crockery, China, Glassware, Stoves, Tinware, Etc. Jobbing in tin and copper. Work done at short notice. Main street, Willimantic, Conn.
84. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Shea Brothers, dealer in Groceries and Provisions, Flour, etc. John C. Shea's old stand. Jackson Street, Willimantic, Conn.
85. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Diploma awarded the Domestic S.M. Co. at the Willimantic Fair October 4th, 1883, for the best machine, and the best work. E.A. Barrows, Agent. 139 Main Street, Willimantic.
86. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Voluntown Bazar, 245 Main St. Willimantic. The best and the cheapest assortment of Stoves, Tin, Glass, Crockery, Etc. Plumbing, and tin roofing, sheet iron, copper and tin work done to order at short notice and in the best manner. All stove repairing is cash on delivery. Levi A. Frink.
87. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Marshall Tilden, Furnishing Undertaker, Coffins and Caskets, Caps, Shrouds etc. This branch of the business will receive the personal attention of A.E. Welden, who has for several years represented E.C. Potter in this line. E.C. Potter's old stand.
88. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: J.H. George, Piano tuner, Norwich, Conn. Orders left at Apothecaries Hall, 109 Main Street, Willimantic, will receive prompt attention.
89. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Chas. N. Gallup, M.D. Physician and Surgeon, Columbia, Conn. Special attention given to all forms of Consumption.
90. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: John Killourey, Hack, Livery, and Boarding Stable. Has a fine new hearse. Jackson street. Carriages furnished for funerals, weddings, etc. Horses boarded by the Day or Week. Prices Reasonable.
91. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: T.H. McNally, M.D. Physician & Surgeon. Office and Residence, Union Street, Corner of Centre. Open day and night.
92. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Dr. Samuel David & Son, Physicians and Surgeons, Office: Hickey's House, Union St. Dr. Samuel David will make a specialty of diseases peculiar to the Female Sex, also surgery. Office open at all hours day and night. Graduates of Victoria college, Canada.
93. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Isaac B. Gallup, M.D., Physician & Surgeon. Office at residence, No. 10 Pearl St., Willimantic, Ct. Graduated from College and began the practice of medicine in January, 1871. Also, a member of the Connecticut Medical Association. Office open day and night. Telephone in office. Office Hours - 7 to 10 and 11 to 12 a.m. and evenings.
94. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: G.B. Hamlin, Dentist. Satisfaction guaranteed. Laughing gas constantly on hand. Office: Union Block, Main Street, Willimantic, Conn.
95. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: J.D. Jillson, Dentist, rooms in the second story of Post Office block, Willimantic, Conn. Residence, Corner Prospect and Bellevue Streets.
96. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: F.S. Blood, Dentist. Stiles & Alpaugh Building,
97. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: National House, State St., New London, Ct. Recently refitted and refurnished. Good board by the day or week on reasonable terms. George A. Davis, Proprietor.
98. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: J. O'Sullivan, Builder and Joiner, estimates given on work of every description. Jobbing will receive prompt attention at the shop on Valley street, between Jackson and Center,
99. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: James H. Picknell, Contractor and Builder. Jobbing of all kinds, and supplies furnished. Willimantic, Conn. Orders may be sent by telephone to Apothecaries Hall, where any information will be given.
100. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: W.H. Latham & Co. Contractors and Builders. Odd sizes of Sash and Doors made to order. Turning, Scroll Sawing, and General Jobbing. Painting, Paper Hanging, Calcimining, Graining and Sign Lettering. Orders solicited and promptly attended to at reasonable rates. Shop on Spring St. between Walnut & Pearl.
101. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: E.F. Casey, Undertaker. Coffins, Caskets, Caps, Shrouds, &c. Hearse, Hacks, and everything pertaining to funerals. Particular attention given to embalming and preservation of bodies, without the use of the cumbrous ice-box. Lathrop's Building, Lower Main Street, opposite Thread Mill No. 1. Residence, Spruce St. Willimantic, Conn.
102. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Killourey Brothers, Furnishing Undertakers, Jackson St., Willimantic. Residence, Jackson St. Hearse and carriages in connection with the business, and supplies at reasonable prices.
103. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Joseph Flour, Horse Shoer, and General Blacksmith, fancy shoeing a specialty. Church street. Willimantic, Conn.
104. TWC Wed Jan 2, 1884: Fred G. Stark (Successor to J.H. French). Livery and Feed Stable, Main St., Willimantic, Conn. Hacks furnished on all occasions. Persons wishing teams can order them by telephone taken to their residences.
105. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: About Town.
John Tew has returned to the blacksmith shop on Church street.Miss Annie Reed takes Frank Harwood's place in the post office. It is said that measles are quite prevalent in the lower part of the village.
Officer Shurtliff conveyed three of the species tramp to Brooklyn Saturday.
Warren Atwood is attending a national holiness winter camp meeting of ten days in New York city.
Mr. Origen Merrick and bride of Holyoke, Mass., were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Origen Hall last week.
A report says that wages will be reduced in the principal manufacturing establishments in Killingly and Brooklyn.
Vennor is of the opinion that the red or ruddy tints in the sky at sunset, indicate terms of unusual warmth during the latter portion of the present month.
Rev. G.W. Holman expects his brother an able Boston divine, to assist him in the services at the Baptist church this week.
The proprietor of the candy kitchen talks of occupying the whole of the second story of Cranston block with a restaurant.
Mrs. John Haggerty was the lucky person to draw the chamber set as a New Year's present from the Boston furniture store.
106. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Gray celebrated the tenth anniversary of their wedding New Years evening and were the recipients of many presents.
107. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: John T. Hooper of new London has bought the Vienna bakery on Church street from Louis Striby. Mr. Hooper comes to this village with a good reputation as a baker.
108. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: All the personal property belonging to John F. Russ, deceased, will be sold at his late residence in Chaplin, Thursday, January 17th, at 10 o'clock. It consists of household furniture and farming implements.
109. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Prof. C.F. Carroll principal of the New Britain Normal School will lecture in the high school room in the Natchaug district this (Wednesday) evening at 7:30 o'clock. His subject will be: Reading in the Common Schools.
110. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: David H. Clark, the popular livery man, has just made an investment in a fine pair of bay horses that are handsomely matched and will make an important addition to his stables. He believes in always getting the best, and these are valuable ones.
111. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: St. Joseph's T.A. Society elected the following officers last Sunday; Michael Cane, president; John Carey, 1st, vice-president; Hugh Carney, 2d, vice-president; Joseph Haggerty, treasurer; Lawrence Casey, financial secretary, Daniel F. Dunn, recording secretary.
112. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: B.W. Taft has bought the barber shop under Hotel Commercial of Louis Rollo and taken possession. Mr. Taft is as the people of this village very well know an excellent barber, and the convenient location of his newly purchased shop will warrant him good business.
113. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Mr. and Mrs. A.D. Parent will leave next Monday for Pullman, Ill., where they will make a permanent residence, their son, A.E. Parent, having been appointed private secretary of Colonel W.E. Barrows, of the Pullman car company. He left some two weeks ago to take that position.
114. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Jerry Sullivan the young man who attempted to hang himself last week has been adjudged insane. The Selectmen think that he belongs to Norwich ad if that belief can be substantiated he will be turned over to the Norwich authorities, if not, he will be sent to the insane retreat at Middletown by this town.
115. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: The host of friends of Town clerk Henry Wales were pained to hear of his sickness again last week, it being an acute attack of an old trouble. They will be glad to learn however that it promises to be of short duration, and will soon allow him to be about. Selectman Moulton now has charge of the town clerk's office.
116. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: George S. Martin who went from this village with Nathan D. Potter about a year since to Northern Colorado is home on a New Years visit. They are engaged in the business of raising thoroughbred horses and are now the owners of about two hundred. A good horse well broken brings about $150 out there. Mr. Martin much prefers the west to the east as a place of residence.
117. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: The Francis Long Post of the Grand Army No. 30 of Willimantic installed their new officers last Friday evening January 5th. The comrades elected to office are as follows: Commander, Amos L. Crandall; S.V.C., Lamuel Warner; J.V.C. Geo F. Lyman; Q.M., A.P. Benner; Surgeon, Enoch Dodd; Adjutant, Palmer S. Green; Chaplain, B.E. Smith; O.D., S.J. Miller; O.G., E.P. Payson; A.A., A.M. Holmes; A.Q.M.A.S. Blish.
118. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: William Vanderman, the plumber and gas fitter, has just invented a steam trap for returning condensed steam from the steam pipes to the boiler. The smallest size of this kind of trap I the market cannot be attached for less than $125, but Mr. Vanderman hopes to be able to furnish his at a considerable reduction from that figure. His first one will be used in the system of pipes connected with the Chronicle office boiler.
119. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Miss Hattie J. Bliven was the subject of a surprise party last Thursday evening gotten up by a large number of her young friends and old school-mates. They reached the house during her absence calling but she soon returned and although completely surprised at finding her home in the possession of so many guests, she at once
cordially entertained them. The evening was very pleasantly passed and the party did justice to a fine collation which was served.
120. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: The United Temperance Workers held a very interesting meeting Sunday evening at Franklin hall, and was addressed by Messrs. Perkins, Willis, Thompson and Edgarton, who held forth that the time was near at hand when the people would unite on the subject of intemperance and cause it to be driven from the land as slavery has been. The meetings are better attended than they have been for some time. President Bingham is in earnest and is putting life and energy into this work of reform.
121. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: A new grocery store will be opened in the first story of Frank Bennett's new building corner of Prospect and Jackson streets by Messrs. More & Arnold next Monday. Both are young men and acquainted with the business. Mr. George C. More has been engaged in Mr. S.O. Vinton's store at Eagleville about three years and Mr. Henry Arnold has been a traveling salesman for a wholesale grocery house in New Britain for a number of years. They solicit a part of the public patronage.
122. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: H.C. Hall is giving away a "Percolator" to every purchaser of coffee at his store. It is unnecessary to buy a coffee pot when the percolator can be obtained for nothing and it is gotten up for the same purpose and is every way the equal of the "Boss coffee pot." A child can make a delicious cup of coffee with one of these. Save money by buying coffee and tea of H.C. Hall the cash grocer.
123. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: The new restaurant at the depot was opened for
business last Thursday and is equipped with everything needful in first-class eating rooms. It will be under the immediate charge of Mr. J.D. Hart who s an experienced restaurant man, but is owned by Mr. H.J. Parker who has been in the business for twenty-five years. Those of our people who have been served at either his Boston or Putnam restaurant are satisfied with the hands this has fallen into. Everything about the premise has been made attractive.
124. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: There seemed to be a feeling of dissatisfaction in the upper districts when Principal Holbrook was displaced with Mr. Merrill, the former having made himself particularly popular among his pupils and their parents, and the latter in consequence labored under quite a disadvantage when he came to the position. He has however succeeded in eradicating the prejudice against himself among his schoars and, if we may judge by the expression we have heard from some of his pupils, has obtained the good will of the entire school. This is condition of things which we are very glad to note. It is certain that his methods of teaching are not after the hot-house order, but are thorough and practical. Willimantic has now as good a system of schools as are to be found in New England.
125. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Obituary. - This community was greatly surprised to learn of the death of Joel R. Arnold, Esq., which occurred at 6:30 o'clock Sunday evening. It was sudden and unexpected as his condition was not deemed particularly dangerous up to within a few days of his demise. Some time ago he passed through a light attack of
pneumonia but had not entirely recovered from the effects of this when a very serious case of asthma developed. This has confined him to the house and most of the time to his bed for about two weeks. It was apparent that his system was greatly deranged for neither of the troubles was the immediate cause of death, but a complication of diseases of the heart and kidneys was the fatal means. The funeral will be held at his late residence to-day (Wednesday) at 2 o'clock. Rev. S.R. Free officiating. Joel Ranney Arnold was born in Chester, N.H., on the 2d of May 1823 and was therefore 60 years of age. He was one of a family of nine children - eight boys and one girl - most of whom are still alive and scattered through the western states. His father was a clergyman and in the son's boyhood removed from New Hampshire to South Coventry where he preached many years. Mr. Arnold, prepared for college at the Bacon academy in Colchester and entered Yale where he remained one year. He then took up the study of law and read in the office of the late Judge Loren P. Waldo, while that distinguished jurist was in practice at Tolland. After admission to the bar he opened an office in this village where he has ever since remained. He has had a successful practice here for a little upwards of thirty-eight years. He was a man of great natural ability, of good impulses, and had perhaps as few enemies as a person in his calling would be likely to have. His figure will be greatly missed on our streets and by the community at large as no man here was known by a larger number of people. Politics was distasteful to him, and he always refused to hold public office. He leaves a wife and one son for whom he was liberally provided by a life insurance policy of $5,000.
126. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Burgess Meeting. - The regular monthly meeting of the Court of Burgesses was held at the Borough office, the warden John M. Alpaugh presiding, and a full board being present. The minutes of the meeting held December 20, were read and approved. The following bills were presented and ordered paid: Labor bill, December 1st to January 7th, $256.37; D. W. Shurtliff, policeman, $62; Charles T. Brown, policeman, $62; Fred S. Clark, policeman, $62; Killourey Bro's, lighting street lamps, $72.04; Geo. K. Nason, supplies, $1.50; Joel Fox, repairs fire department, $4.34; James Walden, rent fire department, $75; Carpenter & Fowler, supplies, $3.95; Willimantic Savings Institute, rent, $37.50; D.E. Potter, supplies street lamps, $4.40; A. Humphrey & Co., stone, $5.82; J.H. Gray, posting notices, $1.50; Keigwin, Loomer &
Stiles, rent fire department, $25; R. Davison, rent fire department, $59.25; James Martin, repairs, $1.25; D.S. Brayman, supplies fire department, $3.25; S.A. Comins, building wall, $51.85; Wm. Vanderman, repairs fire department, $32.41; Michael Sullivan, repairs streets, $27.29; Frank Wood, repairs streets, $10; C.S. Billings, care fire alarm, $15.14; Account Appropriation, library, $100. The enrollment of the Fire department as perfected by the Board of Engineers was accepted. Voted to appoint R. Davison moderator of the borough meeting to be held January 8, 1884. Voted to instruct the Treasurer to borrow two thousand (2000) dollars. Voted to dissolve.
127. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: The Post Office Trouble. The case of the young man who has been robbing the mails at the post office ahs been the other topic of discussion here since the arrest of Frank B. Harwood charged with that offence. Young Harwood is but eighteen years of age and previous to this unfortunate act has borne an exemplary reputation among those who knew him intimately. He has been employed in the office one
year and ten months and was recommended to Postmaster Walden by his teacher Principal Holbrook. For a number of months it has been known to the post office department that there was one or more dishonest attaché in this section of the state, but not until three months ago was the matter traced to this office by the detectives. A complaint was made
last June to Mr. Walden by Mrs. D.P. Ticknor, who had mailed a letter to Brown, Thompson & Co., Hartford, containing $3, the letter having reached its destination but the money was missing. He sent the complaint in writing to the proper authorities, but the trouble could not be ferreted out. Some weeks ago a package of photographs was sent from Hartford to Mrs. Francis Marble here, and on the route one had been extrcted. She subsequently learned from a person who had seen the portrait in Harwood's album where it had gone. This was brought to the attention of the postmaster. In the meantime other complaints had been made from this locality and the detectives had made up their minds to arrest young Harwood on suspicion. Mr. Walden would not believe that the young man was guilty, for he had up to this time implicit confidence in his honesty. About four weeks ago he sent a letter to Detective L.A. Newcomb and arranged so that it should pass through Harwood's hands and go out on a certain mail. After the mails had been carried to the depot an examination of them was made to find the letter but without success. This was strong evidence against the young man for he had unquestionably purloined the letter and after reading it probably to see whether there was any reference to him put it back into the mail. Detective Newcomb came here last Friday and immediately went to work to entrap the young
man by decoy letters. He took none of them, but fearing that he suspected what the detective was here for Newcomb resolved to arrest him, and did so at his home Saturday before noon while Harwood was at dinner. He was brought over to the private office in the Dime Savings bank and asked to make a full confession of everything. This he at first
refused to do and denied everything, but after being labored with he confessed to taking the $3 from Mrs. Ticknor's letter, the photograph and the letter to Mr. Newcomb. It is thought that his stealings amount to a considerable sum, but there is no positive proof of this. He was taken to Hartford Saturday afternoon and lodged in jail to await a hearing before United States Commissioner Marvin on Monday. He was arraigned Monday for the preliminary hearing, but it was postponed until Thursday, and a bond of $1,000 was given for his appearance by A.B. Green of this village. The young man is now at liberty. It is altogether a sorrowful case and there is a feeling of sympathy for the young man who could not resist temptation and his grief stricken parents have the pity of this entire community. It is probable that he will have to undergo an imprisonment sentence of at least one year.
128. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: The citizens caucus Monday evening at the town hall to nominate candidates for water commissioners and treasurer of the water fund was largely attended. The following gentlemen were put in nomination by the caucus: For Treasurer. - John H. Moulton; commissioners - George W. Burnham, Edwin A. Buck and Edwin E. Burnham, for one, two and three years respectively. A respectable number of the caucus attendants not liking the complection of this ticket with reference to the water question bolted the nominations, and put the following gentlemen in the field. Treasurer- John H. Moulton; commissioners Geo. W. Burnham, Elliott B. Sumner and Henry N. Wales for
one, two and three years respectively. The first was named "Citizens ticket" and the second "Water ticket" and this was elected over-whelmingly: The vote was as follows: John H. Moulton, 468; Geo. W. Burnham, 463; Henry N. Wales, 324; Elliott B. Sumner, 317, Edwin A. Buck, 149; Edwin E. Burnham 142.
129. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Mansfield Centre.
Doctor Marsh's horse turned too short one day last week, and upset the sleigh, throwing the occupant out on the ice. Fortunately for the Dr. he escaped with a few slight bruises and two broken thills. The younger pupils in one of our district schools are quite forward in the matter of love-making. The little miss in short skirts and the little lad in short pants are proving themselves adepts in this art, and imitating the older scholars to perfection. Go it while you're young, little folks, nibble the sweet end of the stick, but lie low for the
watchful pedagogue and your stern parents.It is rumored that John Bolles, our popular mail carrier has a hankering after a slice of the Capitol loaf to broken at Hartford this winter, with a good prospect of obtain it. Success to you, John! "Make hay while the sun shines, for peradventure the party programme may shift, and the loaf change hands.
Mr. H.D. Russ died at his residence in this place Sunday evening, January 6th, aged 70. Mr. Russ had been confined within doors for a long time, yet he was able to be about the house up to the time of his death, which was unexpected by his family and friends.
130. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Columbia.
Darius Leonard engaged parties to burn a coal pit, and after all was supposed to be in readiness, and the pit set on fire, either through mismanagement, or because it was left during the night without care, it was entirely consumed.
Saxton B. Little of Meriden made the library a Christmas present of fifty-one volumes, mostly poetical works.
The Columbia Free Library association held their annual meeting on the evening of the 4th inst. At the library building, resulting in the same choice of officers as last year; president, C.N. Gallup M.D.; vice-president, E.P. Lyman; secretary, William A. Collins; treasurer,
J.P. Little. The two library committee whose terms had expired were also re-elected. Joseph Hutchins and Chas. E. Little. Dudley B. Avery, after the burial of his wife, returned with his daughter to Manchester, where he will remain for the present.
131. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: South Coventry.
The South Coventry Literary Society carried out its first programme
Saturday evening. A declamation was given by Casper Isham and a select reading by Lucy M. Perkins. The question: Is there any objection to a man's proposing himself for public office and using honorable means to obtain it? Was then discussed. Speakers in the affirmative - Wm. F. Sweet, R.W. Barker and S.A. Storrs. Negative - F.C. Spaulding, F.S.
Sweet and Payson E. Little, question decided in affirmative. The Society starts well having nearly thirty members.
Grant Edgerton fell on the ice on Thursday last and broke his arm just above the wrist. Dr. Flint was called and reduced the fracture, he is now doing well.
The Congregationalist Sunday School had an enjoyable time at their Superintendent's New Years evening. Miss Alice Hooper of Montville gave select readings.
The second entertainment of the lecture course will be given Thursday evening, January 17, by Wm. J. Marshall of Fitchburg, Mass. Subject: "An Evening in Wonderland, or Yellowstone National Park," illustrated with the stereopticon. Mr. Marshall lived in Virginia City, Montana, ten years and visited the park four times. His views were taken before vandal visitors had defaced the lovely Geyser Chimneys, and are much the best views ever taken. We hope all citizens of South Coventry and adjoining towns will avail themselves of this opportunity of gaining a good conception of some of the natural wonders of America. We give three of many testimonials to Mr. Marshal's ability as a lecturer. In his line of work Mr. M. ranks with Messrs. Spaulding and Stoddard, and has the advantage of exhibiting American scenery, which is not surpassed in the world. - Springfield Republican. Prof. Marshall's entertainment is one of much value and interest, as instructive as it is fascinating - Boston Journal. The lecture and illustrations give universal satisfaction. - Waterbury American.
132. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: North Windham.
Mr. A.A. Robinson and family are guests at the Burnham
homestead, where for many years Mr. R. found a home with his uncle,
Luther Burnham. He is well known among the various express companies
of New England.Mr.
133. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: The high council of the Mormon church in Utah
has issued a kind of terpsichorean bull. The faithful are directed to have their dances in the school-houses, otherwise called ward meeting-houses, and if a saint of either sex shakes a foot at a gentile gathering, he or she shall be excluded form the hops of the faithful as
134. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: The state legislature meets at Hartford to-day. The following officers have been nominated for the various positions: Henry B. Harrison of New Haven for speaker, and A.W. Paige of Danbury, and Wm. Sidney Downs of Derby for clerks. The democratic members of the house nominated Clinton B. Davis of Higganum for speaker
and S.A. Crandall of Norwich for clerk. The republican senators nominated Hon. Loren A. Cook of Riverton for president pro tem, and Donald G. Perkins of Norwich for clerk. Rev. Geo. A. Hall Taylor was nominated for chaplain of the senate. The republican nominees will be elected tomorrow.
135. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: The blood-red and golden sunsets seem to be as frequent in Europe as they were recently with us. They have reached even the Mediterranean. According to a correspondent "the cold of last week has, like the extraordinary sunsets, been also apparent on the Riviera, where the temperature had been warm and muggy, declined considerably, and furs, sealskins, and well-lined over-coats and dolmans were not
unpleasant clothing. The sunsets have been quite the afternoon attraction on the promenades of the various towns, and afternoon tea has been a little late, as most people stayed out until these sunsets were over.
136. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Stephen Edgett an inmate of the poorhouse in Brookfield, and eighty years of age, was caught on the railroad track over a cattle guard, Friday, by an approaching train. He had no time to get off and dropped into the guard. The train was stopped, the men expecting to find the man killed. He had escaped all injury, but was wedged in the narrow opening in such as way that he could not get himself out. If the train had not stopped he must probably have died there of exposure.
137. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Horace D. Russ a prominent resident of Mansfield Centre died Monday at 11 o'clock. HE was a brother of Mrs. Harry Boss, Mrs. Hardin H. Fitch and Mrs. Henry Fitch of this village and well known here.
138. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Married.
Thompson - Kimball - In Willimantic, on New Year's Day, by Rev. D.P.
Leavitt, Mr. Louis E. Thompson and Miss Aleph A. Kimball.
139. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Died.
Owens - In Willimantic, Dec. 31, John Owens, son of Thomas Owens, aged 7 years.
Griffin - In Willimantic, Jan. 1. Peter, son of Michael Griffin, aged 3 years.
Gallagher - In Willimantic, Jan. 2. Mrs. Mary Gallagher, aged 85 years.
Sullivan - In Willimantic, Jan. 4, William Sullivan, aged 7 years.
Malvey - In Willimantic, Jan. 5, Abby Malvey, aged 60 years.
Arnold - In Willimantic, Jan. 6, Joel R. Arnold, aged 60 years.
Moran - In Willimantic, Jan. 6, John Moran, aged 7 years and 1 month.
White - In Willimantic, Jan. 9, Joseph, son of Joseph White, aged 1 year.
Russ - In Mansfield, Jan 7, H.D. Russ, aged 72 years.
140. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Notice. The Management of the Willimantic Photo and Ferro-Type gallery near the P.O. will be carried on about the 11th inst. At the gallery in Commercial Block, formerly occupied by Mr. Barber, where alterations have been made and better light secured. Come and try the almost new gallery. Fred Chadband, Operator.
141. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Notice. The Assessors and Board of Relief of the Town of Windham will meet in Town Rooms Hayden Block on Monday January 14th, A.D., 1884 at 1 o'clock p.m., for the abutement of Polls of the indigent, sick and lame who are by law exempt. Albert Barrows, Sam'l S. Smith, Chas. T. Barstow, Assessors. John G. Keigwin, Thos. B. Congdon, John Hickey, Board of Relief.
142. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Upon the Application to the Court of Probate for the district of Ashford of Caroline Shippy, parent of minor child, and Marion R. Ward for approval of said Court for the agreement of said party for the adoption of Mamie Shippy, a minor child. This is to give notice to all parties interested to appear at the probate office in said
district on the 21st day of January, A.D. 1884 at one o'clock p.m. to show cause why such agreement shall not be approved. Attest, Davis A. Baker, Judge. Ashford, Jan. 7th, A.D. 1884.
143. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Upon the Application to the Court of Probate for the district of Ashford of Caroline Shippy, parent of minor child and Ralph H. Squier and Lemira Squier his wife for approval of said Court for the agreement of said parties for the doption of Dora Shippy, a minor child. This is to give notice to all parties interested to appear at the probate office in said district on the 21st day of January A.D. 1884 at one o'clock p.m., to show cause why such agreement shall not be approved. Attest, Davis A. Baker, Judge. Ashford, Jan. 7th, A.D. 1884.
144. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: District of Chaplin ss. - Probate Court, January 5th, 1884. Estate of John F. Russ late of Chaplin in said district deceased. The Court of Probate for the district of Chaplin hath limited and allowed six months from the date of this order, for the creditors of said Estate represented insolvent in which to exhibit their claims against said estate; and has appointed Andrew H. Byles of Ashford, and Jesse S. Turner of Chaplin commissioners to receive and examine said claims. Certified by E.W. Day, Judge. The subscribers give notice that they shall meet at the dwelling house of Jesse S. Turner in
said Chaplin on the 2nd day of February and 5th day of July 1884 at 10 o'clock in the forenoon on each of said days for the purpose of attending to the business of said appointment. Jesse S. Turner, Andrrew H. Byles, Commissioners. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to John A. Murphy, Administrator.
145. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Andover. (Crowded out last week)The Ladies' Society met at the house of Mrs. Gurley Phelps Monday evening, December 24. The occasion was made doubly interesting by the marriage of Mr. Elisha Perkins to Miss Nelly Payne. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J.G. Ward, pastor of the Baptist church. The bride
was very becomingly and tastefully dressed. Two sisters of the bridegroom acted as bridesmaids.
The gale of last Friday was unusually severe in our town. At some of the more exposed points on our roads people found themselves in great danger of being blown away. One of these points was at little north of the house of Mr. C.L. Backus, where the wind draws down through the Hop River Valley.
Stoves, furniture and bedding have been put into the new orphans' home, but it has not yet been opened. Mrs. John Loomis, of Bolton, is expected to take charge of it temporarily.
146. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Canterbury. (Crowded out last week) Fred G. and John W.B. Calhoun, students of the Woodstock Academy, spent Christmas at their home in Westminster.
147. TWC Wed Jan 9, 1884: Ashford. (Crowded out last week)
The Ladies' Social Circle of Warrenville, on Thursday evening of last week, gave a very nice entertainment at Mathewson hall, consisting of singing, drama, tableau, etc. which was pronounced by all present to be the best entertainment of the kind given here for a long time, and was really deserving of being repeated. Each performer was well suited to
their cast and rendered their parts exceedingly well. The only thing that prevented an over-filled house was the terrible thunder shower that came up the first part of the evening, and prevented many from attending. This was strongly in contrast with Sunday, December 23, which was the coldest day ever known in this section, the thermometer marking 30 degrees at one place, 36 degrees at another, and 40 degrees the lowest point noted, and that at the residence of Rev. C.N. Nichols.
On Tuesday, while Wm. W. Gardner was shoeing a horse at his shop in Warrenville, the horse kicked and struck him in the forehead and knocked him down, inflicting a severe but not dangerous wound.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Badger held the first anniversary of their marriage on Monday evening, December 31, at the residence of George Platt, father of Mrs. Badger, where a goodly number assembled, and brought substantial presents consisting of mostly cotton goods, it being a "cotton wedding."
The evening was passed very pleasantly, and the light fantastic was heard keeping time to the music until the "wee small hours." May they live to have many more such anniversaries.
The Board of Relief meet next Monday at Warrenville to relieve parties that are too heavily burdened with taxes, and continue their meeting by adjournment for the next twenty days.
148. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: About Town.
Lincoln & Boss lost a valuable team horse by death last Saturday.
The new restaurant at the depot receives many compliments from our people.
The tramp law has become quite inoperative according to recent decisions of the superior court. Unfortunate.
Professor Baker the dancing master will give a social after his school in Franklin hall, on Thursday evening, Jan. 17th.
Miss Grant of Westfield, Mass., succeeds Miss Phelps as teacher of one of the under grades at Natchaug school. Miss Phelps will enter Wellesley female seminary.
Alfred Kinne Jr. laid a very elegant bouquet of cut flowers for mid-winter from the South Windham floral garden on the editorial desk last week. Thank you Al.
Excelsior hook and ladder company will give a social at Franklin hall Friday evening, Jan. 25th., Willis' Orchestra will furnish music and George L. Wheeler will prompt.
Professor Willis dancing class gave their first social Tuesday evening at Franklin hall which was attended by quite a number of invited friends, and was altogether a recherché affair.
149. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Henry N. Wales was able to be out Monday for the first time since his sickness, and on that day was at the Town Clerk's Office. May he soon be restored to health, is the wish of thousands.
150. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Charles Bradeen has bought out Corey's news store and it is being run by Samuel Nye. He will renovate and improve the place, has not as yet fully decided what additions he will make to the business.
151. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: H.C. Hall's rebus sometime since presented to the public for solution, has been studied out by about thirty persons, not one answer submitted, however, being correct. The correct answer will be published next week.
152. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Dumont Kingsley has just made arrangements with the world-renowned confectioner, Wallace, of New York, to handle his goods here and has already received a large invoice of his delicious candies. He has the most complete restaurant in town.
153. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: For the benefit of those who wish to read a full account of the burial and a synopsis of the life of Rev. Lawrence Walsh, the deceased patriot priest, Editor Scanlan of the Connecticut Catholic has sent a large number of copies of that paper to C.R. Utley's news store.
154. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Mr. O.M. Shepard who has been for a couple of
years superintendent of the Air Line and Shore Line divisions of the
Consolidated railroad has also been appointed to the superintendency of the Valley road division. Mr. Shepard is one of the most, if not the most, popular ad efficient railroad men in the state. The Chronicle extends its congratulations.
155. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: A subscription paper is in circulation to raise money for the benefit of Nathan Alden who lost horses and harnesses in the late fire to the amount of a number of hundred dollars, and we understand that over $100 dollars has already been pledged for him. This is right; serve all alike, they were all poor men.
156. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: H.C. Nash of the Revere House, was brought before Justice, Huber Clark Esq., on Thursday last, to answer to three indictments in violation of the liquor law, viz., Of keeping a place reputed for the sale of liquor; of selling Rum, whereas he held only a beer license; and of selling liquor on Sunday. He pleaded guilty of each indictment, and was fined five dollars on each, and costs, amounting to about sixty dollars.
157. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: A clam chowder will be served at Union hall Franklin building to-morrow. (Thursday,) under the direction of the Social Temple of Honor from 5 until 7:30 o'clock p.m. Supper 15 cents. After supper there will be an open meeting of the temple with speaking, singing, etc. Everybody invited.
158. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Wales & Larrabee's grocery team embarked in quite a lively runaway down Union street this noon, but with prudent horse-sense the horse stopped of his own accord just before striking a train of cars which stood on the railroad crossing. By the way, this thrifty grocery firm has an advertisement of public interest in this paper.
159. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: The following persons have been appointed in the various towns by the county commissioners to look after abandoned children: Ashford, Mrs. Davis . Baker; Canterbury, Mrs. M.H. Sanger; Killingly, Miss Mary Dexter; Chaplin, Mrs. Mary Utley; Pomfret, Mrs. E.P. Hayward; Scotland, Mrs. Chas. A. Brown; Sterling, Hon. Amos Gallup; Plainfield, Mrs. J.J. Penrose; Thompson, Mrs. Elijah Crosby; Windham, Miss Anna H. Tingley.
160. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Wm. P. Stevens and A.H. Potter, brother of D.C. Potter, were the victims of an accident caused by that ugly gutter at the junction of Maple and Jackson streets last week Monday. They were out driving Mr. Stephens' blooded cold "Brown Stone" and in turning that corner capsized the sleigh. The colt got away and ran to the stable without doing much damage. Mr. Stephens was unhurt but Mr. Potter had
his wrist broken.
161. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Mr. E.M. Durkee representative from Ashford though a representative fro this place, has been assigned by Speaker Harrison to the first position among the democrats on the insurance committee in the legislature. Mr. Durkee, though an unassuming gentleman, has a great deal more than ordinary ability as is very well proved by his business career, and we are glad that he has to an extent been recognized by his appointment on this important committee.
162. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: The First National bank held their annual meeting Tuesday for the choice of officers. The old board was unanimously re-elected viz: Directors - William C. Jillson, Ansel Arnold, S.G. Risley, A.T. Fowler, E.S. Henry, Hyde Kingsley, O.H.K. Risley. At a subsequent meeting of the directors the following bank officers were chosen: President, William C. Jillson; vice president, Ansel Arnold; cashier, O.H.K. Risley; teller, J.A. Culverhouse. A semi-annual dividend payable Jan. 21st was declared. That bank don't need bolstering up, everybody knows that it is a well managed and solid
163. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: F. Killenberger & Co., of New Haven are getting out a new directory for Willimantic and surrounding towns including Colchester, Coventry, Hebron, Windham Centre, South Windham, North Windham, Baltic, Lebanon, Scotland, Ashford, Eastford, Hampton, Columbia, Mansfield and Chaplin. A comprehensive and correct directory of the towns named will be a source of great convenience to our people as a work of reference, and we hope the parties who have undertaken it will meet with sufficient encouragement to warrant them putting the necessary labor into it. They are already publishing a number of other directories in the state. It will take about six weeks to complete the canvass and about two weeks more to publish the book, which is sold at
$1.50 a copy.
164. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Mrs. Lois Conant Fenton, an old and respected resident of Mansfield familiarly known as "Aunt Lois," died January 2d. She was a sister of the late Capt. Joseph Conant - father-in-law of O.S. Chaffee, Esq. Of the firm of O.S. Chaffee & Son - and aunt of John A. Conant, Esq. Superintendent of the Holland Silk Manufacturing company of Willimantic, by whose kind heartedness she has been pecuniarily assisted through her several years of indigent circumstances. She was a pleasant lady, possessed of cheerful spirits, and it was a pleasure to enjoy an hour's chat with her. Her family connections are largely engaged in the silk manufacturing business. Besides those mentioned above is her nephew, H.E. Conant, proprietor of the Conantville silk mills in that town, and another one in Newton, Mass. With I.P. Farwell & Co.
165. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: About 12 o'clock last Friday afternoon, James Sheehan residing in the stone house in the rear of Coffee's block on Main street above Walnut, awoke from a drunken sleep and began to raise a rumpus in his family. Becoming somewhat violent in his actions assistance was called and in a short time our whole municipal force appeared on the scene, where they found Sheehan cursing and smashing
things generally. Sheehan is a powerful chap especially when drunk, and so strenuously resisted arrest and striking at all around him, that it became necessary for officer Shurtliff to give him a tap on his head with his billy, which cut him badly and required the services of physicians to dress the wound. The prisoner was at length overpowered, handcuffed and placed in the lockup. A preliminary hearing was held before Justice Hall, who bound Sheehan in the sum of $75 to appear the next morning for trial, when the indictment was read, Sheehan pleading not guilty. The testimony of the officers making the arrest was
unwavering although subjected to severe cross examination from the lawyers. There was considerable witticism between counsel. The prisoner after the evidence was all in, was sentenced to a fine of $3 and costs, and to stand committed until paid. Being without funds he was taken to Brooklyn by officer Shurtliff.
166. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: The Reverend Mother Superior of the Lady of Lourdes convent this place is sick with inflammatory rheumatism and slight hopes are entertained of her recovery.
167. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: A religious revival is in progress at the Baptist church and a number have signified their desire to become Christians. Rev. William Holman, brother of the pastor, conducts the services there three evenings this week, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.
168. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Swindlers Beaten at their own Game. The newspapers throughout the country have for a week been giving considerable attention to the story of a "bunco" swindle perpetrated on Mr. Samuel D. Tilden, brother of Mr. Chester Tilden of this village and well known to this section. It is so entertaining that we give the story in full. Mr. Tilden was sauntering down Broadway, near Grace church, December 28, when a well dressed stranger hailed him as Mr. Farewell, of St. Louis. Upon being informed that he was mistaken, and that "My name sir, is Tilden, and I am from Hartford," the stranger apologized and went away. Mr. Tilden continued his stroll up Broadway, and as he was
passing the St. Denis Hotel he was accosted by another young man, who grasped his hand cordially and exclaimed: "Why, Mr. Tilden, how do you do?" "You have the advantage of me, sir," said Mr. Tilden, unable to recall the man's features as among those of his friends. "I don't recollect" - "Why, how funny! Don't you know I am Morris, son of your old friend, president of the Charter Oak bank of Hartford. That you shouldn't know me - that is good, I declare. My mother, sister and I have just got back from Europe, where we have been traveling, and are now on our way to Hartford." Mr. Tilden was ashamed of himself. He had been dealing with Mr. Morris's father and knew him well. Thoroughly abashed he shook hands with the stranger and talked Hartford with him. Odd, too; fact was he had taken a ticket in a drawing for a valuable painting and had been fortunate enough to win it. He was just going round to the art gallery to look at it. Would Mr. Tilden go along? And as his arm was linked persuasively in that of townsman Mr. Tilden felt that he could do nothing less for the son of a friend and neighbor. The stranger guided Mr. Tilden to a house either in Twelfth or Thirteenth street, which he could not subsequently find, on the first floor of which was fitted up like a business office. The picture was shown to the stranger, and he was delighted with it. Mr. Tilden also admired it. The usual paraphernalia of the bunco game and dice were finally produced. Morris threw several times and won, and by easy stages Mr. Tilden was inveigled into "drawing" for a prize too, and drawing again and again until, when the doors closed against him, his bank account in Hartford had drawn up against it a check for the amount of $2,850. That represents the sum of his losses at the "bunco" game. Mr. Tilden was induced to give a check for this amount to the persons who had swindled him, which was drawn to the order of "self" on George P. Bissell & Co., of Hartford. He left the house with his friend Morris. When Morris had walked Mr. Tilden up and down several streets he at last dropped him in Union Square. Mr. Tilden finally realized that he had been swindled and he telegraphed to Bissell & Co., not to pay the check. He subsequently sent a description of the men to the New York police and they were recognized and arrested and later Mr. Tilden appeared at the Tombs court in New York against them. Following is a history of the trial as published in the Herald: Mr. Samuel D. Tilden, of No. 81 Buckingham street, Hartford, appeared at the Tombs Police Court yesterday to testify against Charles Garcie, alias "Spanish Dick," and Robert Martin,
alias "Kelster Bob," the two men who were arrested for swindling him out of $2,950 by the "bunco" game. Colonel Spencer appeared for the prisoners. In answer to the lawyer's questions Mr. Tilden said that on December 28 Garcie first approached him in the street and obtained his name. Then Martin appeared, and after introducing himself as the son of
a Hartford bank president, induced Mr. Tilden to accompany him to a house in East Fourth street to obtain lottery prizes. While there the complainant said he played a game of chance with cards, at which he lost. To pay his losses he asserted that he gave the efendants checks for $2,930 on George P. Bissell & Co., bankers, of Hartford. Mr. Tilden
had only $15 left when he was told that his little
daughter, who was with him had won a "star prize" worth
$500. The men tried to get Mr. Tilden to play again for $20, and
to enable him to do so Martin lent him a $5 bill. He wanted some
money to get home and drew a twenty dollar check, which Martin cashed
for him. "Now," said Col. Spencer, how much money did you
have, Mr. Tilden, in the Hartford bank to meet those checks?" "Well,
I can't say exactly," replied the complainant.
"Did you have $2000?" "I don't know." "Did you have
$500?" "I don't think I did." "How much did you have?" "Less
than $100 I
you have charged with swindling? You went into this house with $15 and came out with $20. Are you willing to pay the poor boy the $5 you borrowed from him?" "I will pay it back to the poor boy when I meet him at his father's bank in Hartford," The complainant looked sad, while the audience laughed aloud. The counsel then touchingly appealed to Justice Smith not to allow two innocent men to suffer when they had really been made the victims. He asked for their discharge on the ground that, as the checks were worthless, Mr. Tilden had not been swindled out of anything and, therefore, no crime had been committed. The court said to Mr. Tilden, "Is it true that you did not have money enough in the bank to meet these checks?" The complainant admitted that such was the case. "Then," decided the justice, "where there was no money there was no offence. The prisoners were discharged." "I think your honor in the name of justice," said their counsel, with deep feeling. "My poor unfortunate clients have been locked up over night, but I will be magnanimous and will not arrest the man who tore them from their families on a charge
which your honor rightly dismissed - a man who still retains a sum of money which he swindled them out of by means of a worthless check. They, sir are the victims; but so long as their innocence of this offence has been proven, they are content to say nothing about their pecuniary loss. The prisoners looked very sheepish, and got quickly out of court. As Mr. Tilden, saying nothing, quickly picked up his umbrella and walked out, a suppressed smile seemed to play about his sorrowful face.
169. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Mansfield.
The beautiful snow has passed away leaving the roads one vast sheet of ice causing the blacksmiths to smile. By the way our village blacksmith (not the one the poet speaks of) Mr. Burke is getting a large run of custom by doing his work well and attending to his business. This shop has had a poor reputation hither-to-fore. Now we have a steady man let us keep him by giving him our patronage.
Mr. Edward Knowlton had the mishap to slip upon the ice last week injuring his knee causing rheumatism to set in, confining him to his
bed. Mr. Knowlton had a long siege with this complaint last summer. Dr.
Bennett is in attendance.
Miss Sadie Millard has just finished her school on the Hill and as we
predicted it was a perfect success. It is recommended by the school
visitors that her services be retained for the summer term, come Sadie
stay us with another summer.
The Gurleyville silk mills started up last Monday. The mill will
probably run until Congress revises the tariff.
Mr. J.D. Chaffee has a pair of full blood Chester Counties also a pair
of pure Red Jerseys.
The number of hands employed in the manufacturing of silk in this town
is not as large as in former times. The business has been somewhat
overdone, and its condition at present is not altogether healthy. Silk
making is, however, no longer an experiment. It is on the whole, as
successful an industry as any other, and the preeminence of Mansfield
silk is a matter of just pride.
The Dakota fever runs high in this section.
Mr. D.S. Read is visiting friends in New London and Tariffville.
170. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: The Windham National bank elected the
following directors Jan. 8th: Harvey Winchester, Charles Smith, Thomas
Ramsdell, George Lathrop, Mason Lincoln, John A. Perkins, Waldo Bingham,
F.F. Webb and Samuel Bingham. The directors chose the following bank
officers: President, Thomas Ramsdell; vice president, Mason Lincoln;
cashier, Samuel Bingham; teller, H.C. Lathrop.
171. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Mr. Dennis McCarthy's engine, on the
Providence division hit Mr. B.H. Reynolds, a prominent manufacturer of
Canterbury at a dangerous crossing near Baltic Tuesday morning. Mr.
Reynolds is a little deaf, and the road he was traveling leads from a
deep cut on to the railroad crossing, hence the accident. His skull was
cracked, his hip broken, and his wagon wrecked, but he is still alive
and liable to recover. The accident is attributable to no carelessness
on the part of the train hands.
172. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Notice - The Subscriber having leased the old
"Rollison soaphouse" in Sodom for the business named is now preparing to
kill hogs for whoever desires. Leave address at John F. Hennessey's
store, George Tiffany & Co's meat market, C.W. Turner's market and the
Central Market or drop a postal to Chronicle or subscriber at Windham
Centre. G.S. Woodward.
173. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: North Windham.
Messrs. E.L. Burnham, F.D. Spencer and Horace Upton have filled their
ice houses, ice was formerly a luxury, but now an actual necessity.
It is rumored that Wallace Hill has sold his contract on the mail route,
between this P.O. and Eastford, to an Eastford party. Just where it
ought to go as it brings the home and the driver together at night.
Mrs. A.P. Boyden and children left the home of Mr. A.P. Smith last
Thursday, for the west, and have safely reached their destination,
Nelsonville, Ohio, where Mr. Boyden is employed by one for the many R.R.
Companies of S.E. Ohio. We are very sorry to lose them.
174. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Andover.
Madam Grundy is certainly losing the use of her faculties and is getting
entirely behind the times.
Mr. Darius Carpenter and Mrs. Sadd were married recently at the house of
Rev. B.F. Chapman, and the old lady did not know anything about it till
after the ceremony was performed. But she does not intend to get left
next time. She now declares, without any authority whatever that another
marriage is to take place here soon, that will be more surprising than
any that have preceded it.
The orphan's home is now open, and it is in charge of Mrs. John Loomis
of Bolton. Mrs. Loomis will be assisted by Miss Annie Alvord also of
Bolton. But the orphans do not seem to flock in much yet, only one (a
girl) having arrived thus far.
The friends of the Rev. Mr. Ward had arranged to give him a donation
supper on Wednesday evening, but though they were all baptized, they did
not dare to go through the water, and so the supper had to be postponed.
The Rev. Mr. Ward has recently intimated that he may resign the
pasturate of the Baptist church in the coming spring. Should he conclude
to do so his action will be regretted, not only by the members of the
church but by the people of Andover generally, among whom he has made
many friends during his residence here.
Mr. Geo. O. Bingham, and Mrs. A.H. Avery will soon move here from New
London and resume their old residence.
175. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Ashford.
As Rev. C.N. Nichols was leaving the church in Warrenville Sunday
afternoon his carriage was overturned by slewing on the ice, and he and
his wife thrown out but not seriously injured, although the carriage was
Those that attended the candy part at Mathewson Hall last Thursday
evening actually "reveled in sweets." A fee of 10 cents was charged for
all the candy one could eat and after the inner man was satisfied, some
actually adorned their outer garments with what was left.
Mr. D.O. Lombard has been visiting friends in Warrenville for a few days
The operation of removing a cancer from the breast of Mrs. Moffit was
successfully performed by Dr. Kelsey of Willington, assisted by Dr.
Orsmby of Westford and Dr. Flint of Coventry and the patient is doing
well, this is the second operation performed within a year in nearly the
same place and for the same cause.
176. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Died.
Turner - In Hebron, Jan. 12th Charles D. Turner, aged [58? Or 68?] years.
Parker - In South Coventry, Jan 9th, Lydia A. Parker, aged 4 years.
Calanan - In Willimantic Jan. 11th, Lizzie, daughter of James Calanan,
aged 13 years.
Dawson - In Willimantic, Jan 16th, [ ]ry, daughter of Mrs. Patrick
Dawson, aged 7 years.
Loomis - In Franklin Jan. 11, Alonzo Loomis, aged 65 years.
177. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Girls Wanted. Experienced Thread Packers and
Swift Spoolers can find steady employment by applying to The National
Thread Co. Mansfield Center, Jan 15, 1884.
178. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Stove at a Bargain. For sale - Crown of
Denmark Parlor Stove, Base Burner, very ornamental, almost new, [ ], at
half price. Sold because I have a furnace. Rev. L.H. Wells, Northwest
corner of Walnut & Spring sts.
179. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: For sale or exchange - a good paying lumber
and coal business in Jewett City. Apply to M.E. Lincoln, at Lincoln &
180. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: Columbia.
The roof on the south side of Mrs. Webler's barn has recently caved in
showing how soon the buildings on unoccupied premises without repairs
fall to decay.
The serious illness of Miss Hattie youngest daughter of Albert Brown
excites the liveliest sympathy of all our people. The disease seems in
to be making alarming progress and physicians are somewhat undecided as
to the cause that produced total blindness but are fearful of a brain
Fred Tucker while chopping wood on Saturday accidently cut through his
boot grazing the bone thus laying him aside from attending school.
A.A. Hunt commenced a singing school at the Town Hall on Sunday Evening.
The Ladies Society give an oyster supper at Samuel F. Ticknor's this
Wm. Babcock of Andover presented the Library of this place with seven
volumes of valuable books.
Mrs. Wm. P. Robertson of Hartford is visiting at her father's for a few
Supt. W.H. Yeomans came home last Saturday and on arriving at the depot
found awaiting him a fine Steinway piano sent to his address, a valuable
present, showing the high esteem in which this gentleman is held.
A son of the late Chas. H. Wright has recently been visiting his
grandfather and is studying the practice of medicine in New Haven. His
aunt Mrs. W.W. Little returned with hi for treatment being afflicted
with a badly swollen ankle.
A lighted lamp tipped over and broke at Victor Penre's and the oil
ignited but owing to Mrs. P's presence of mind, she seized a rug and
covered the flames thereby avoiding serious consequences.
181. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: South Coventry.
Officers of the farmers club at South street were elected as follows:
president P.H. Peterson, vice-presidents D.W. Fisk, Henry Armstrong,
Carlos Tilden, secretary and treasurer, Martin Parker.
Geo. W. Glynn is soon to leave town. He has the good wishes of many friends.
Mrs. Henry Parker died last week after a long illness from consumption.
182. TWC Wed Jan 16, 1884: No. 6 Railroad St. V.M. Blaisdell & Linen
Company Combination Market, Wholesale and Retail Dealer in Fish and
Oysters. Best quality of Solid and Fresh Oysters. Also a full line of
Canned Goods. Orders by Telephone in town and out promptly attended to.
V.M. Blaisdell, No. 6 Railroad Street, Willimantic, Conn.
183. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: About Town.
S.B. Kenyon is selling from a large assortment of sleigh bells at cost.
The county commissioners have granted twenty-six liquor licenses in this
Professor Baker talks of discontinuing his dancing school, because it
does not pay.
The Rapid Telegraph company will run its line from Willimantic through
Norwich to New London.
Mrs. Palmer, nee Miss Jessie Walden, of Sing Sing, N.Y., is visiting her
parents here, Mr. and Mrs. James Walden.
Fred D. Jordon, a graduate of Natchaug high school, has just finished a
business course at a Newark, N.J. college.
J.R. Robertson has about completed one of the most pleasant and
convenient residences in the village on west Main street.
James Pilling has re-engaged in the business of rag carpet weaving, and
people in this vicinity who have rags to be made up will do well to bear
this in mind.
There will be a masquerade ball at White's Hall Atwoodville next Friday
evening. Masks may be obtained at the hall, and refreshments will be
furnished to those who wish.
Rev. Ezra Withey of New London will preach at North Windham next Sunday
at 10:30 a.m., and at 2 p.m. Sunday school at 12 o'clock and prayer
service in the evening at 6:30 o'clock.
184. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: H.H. Flint has just added to his extensive
collection of antique coins, an ancient Spanish coin which circulated in
the days of King Carlos III, two hundred years ago. It is a valuable
185. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: The Willimantic Farmers' club will meet at
the residence of William H. Barrows in Pleasant Valley, next Saturday
evening at 7 o'clock. A general discussion of the past year's crops will
186. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: Upper Main street presents a lively scene
afternoons now-a-days, about all the fast horses are showing up their
qualities in pretty good shape, and some of them are making very good
187. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: Geo. W. Phillips, the telephone manager,
while crossing a street in Stafford last week with a glass battery in
hand slipped in the ice and in the fall shattered the jar and cut his
hand so badly that he now carries it in a sling.
188. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: At a meeting of the members of the different
agricultural societies, held in Woodstock, Saturday, William Larabee of
Willimantic was elected to fill vacancy in the State Board of
Agriculture according to the Putnam Patriot.
189. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: The Congregational Sabbath school has elected
the following officers: Superintendents, A.J. Bowen, Mrs. Dr. Griggs;
asst. supts., N.A. Stearns, Mrs. S.R. Free; sec'y and treas. N.A.
Stearns; librarian, R.B. Truscott, assistants, Austin D. Boss, Geo. S.
190. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: Measles are raging to an alarming extent in
this village, not only among the children but among the adults, and the
cases are numbered by the score. A six-year-old daughter of John Hickey
died of the disease Monday morning, and a daughter of Michael Sheehan
191. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: A professor of penmanship in the western part
of the state has been victimizing a large number of patrons by
advertising a course of lessons and collecting tuition at the second
session after which he "skipped" forgetting to return the money and
leaving his pupils sadly minus of instruction. Look out for him, he is
coming this way.
192. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: There will be extra attractions at the roller
skating rink in Armory hall Tuesday evening Jan. 29th in the form of
fancy skating by Prof. H.S. Hall and Miss Carrie Pinkham. Both are
pronounced to be expert skaters and they will, no doubt give an
entertaining exhibition. The Willimantic band with its full quota of
members will furnish music under the leadership of Prof. Geo. L.
Wheeler. Admission 20 cents, skates 10 cents.
193. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: Pastor Glidden of Mansfield is getting his
work in early as a legislator. Yesterday he presented a bill authorizing
the joint board of selectmen and school visitors, or board of education,
in any town or city, to order instruction in the public schools of such
town or city upon the nature of alcoholic liquors and the effects of
their use on persons and communities. It is a substitute for the act of
1882, which gave such power to the board of school visitors, with right
of appeal by fifteen voters from its decision to town meeting.
194. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: About 5 o'clock last Monday afternoon a
sleigh containing Misses Maria Cronen, Mary Sullivan and Miss Moriarty
was driving down Church street, when the horse became frightened and
making a sharp turn ran in between the blacksmiths shops of Flour and
Tew, breaking the sleigh, which struck against Mr. Flour's shop and
throwing out the young ladies, severely injuring Miss Cronen, who was
taken into a house near by and a physician called. She was shortly after
taken home in John Ryan's hack. Fortunately her companions received no
injury whatever, and her injuries were not serious.
195. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: The nuptial ceremony uniting Miss Nellie M.
Dowe, of this village and Mr. Nelson D. Keales of Norwich was performed
at the residence of the bride's mother, Mrs. Adelin Dowe, on Prospect
street Tuesday evening at six o'clock by Rev. S.R. Free. Only the
immediate family friends of the contracting parties were present, but
the wedding presents were many and valuable. Mr. Keables was formerly a
carpenter in this village but is now a contractor and builder in
Norwich, and Miss Dowe, was a well-known and popular young lady in this
village. They took their departure on the boat train last evening.
196. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: The adjourned borough meeting at the town
hall yesterday afternoon had an attendance of about seventy voters and
was short and decisive. Roderick Davison was appointed moderator and
Chas. N. Daniels, our popular borough clerk acted in his lawful
capacity. George W. Burnham offered a motion which was regularly
seconded that the meeting appropriate $500 for the preliminary work of
introducing water into the borough, and without extensive debate it was
voted fifty-two to eighteen. It is quite evident that public sentiment
is decidedly in favor of water - the current seems to set that way. It
is as a rule the history of public water works throughout the country
that they are paying enterprises and a benefit to the community which
they serve. The opinion is fast gaining ground that this borough would
vote to-day for the introduction of water by about three to one.
197. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: An effort we understand is being made among
some of our citizens, to raise money enough to cover the $500 bond
required by the United States for young Harwood, the post office
offender's appearance before the U.S. district court at New Haven the
fourth Tuesday of February, in order that he may evade the lawful trial
without loss to his bondsmen. This ought not be done because it is
directly contrary to good public morals and tends to place a premium on
dishonesty. It is unfortunate that a boy just entering manhood should so
far forget himself as to commit an act for which he must have known the
severe punishment if caught; but to allow him to escape without an
impartial trial would be a detriment to the public welfare. He is not a
martyr, - if we mistake not, he is a mighty smart youth, and knew better
than to tamper with the mails. The community demands that he shall have
a fair trial, and receive a sentence tempered with as much mercy as the
facts in the case warrant. Should his bond be forfeited he will be a
fugitive from the law and will be liable to arrest anywhere in the
United States. Our mails must be absolutely safe. Let justice take its
198. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: The sickness of Sister Josephine referred to
in last week's Chronicle resulted fatally last Friday morning at 5:30
o'clock. She was the respected Mother Superior of Our Lady of Lourdes
convent in this place, and as the head of that institution will be
greatly missed, being a lady of extraordinary culture. She was a native
of Holland and at the time of her death was 33 years of age. The body
was removed from its abode to the Catholic church Sunday evening after
the vesper service, where it lay in state till after the funeral. The
funeral exercises on Monday beginning at 9:45 and continuing until 11:30
o'clock, were of unusual solemnity and the requiem mass was participated
in by thirteen priests. Rev. Fl. DeBruycker, the resident pastor, was
celebrant; Father Van De Nort, deacon; and Father Vygen, sub deacon. The
funeral procession was made up of boy bearing crucifix; scholars from
the young ladies' seminary in Baltic; society of the Children of St.
Mary, this place; delegation of priests; pall bearers with corpse; and
sixteen sisters, eleven of whom are inmates of this convent. The remains
were interred in the convent yard.
199. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: A Victim of the Shipwreck. The Miss Beach
reported among the dead of the passengers of the ill-fated steamer City
of Columbus, lost off Gay Head last Friday night in which ninety-seven
souls perished, is Miss Elizabeth R. Beech, only daughter of Rev.
Nathaniel Beach pastor of the North Mansfield Congregational church. The
body arrived here in charge of the Dr. L.T. Chamberlain by the Boston
train Monday evening. Her venerable father was in waiting at the depot
and was overwhelmed with grief. The remains were deposited in the
Baptist church where they have lain until to-day (Wednesday) when they
were taken to Woodstock for interment. Monday evening's Boston Journal
contained the following: "And the sea gave up its dead," was the simple
inscription seen this morning, upon the casket at the parlors of Mr.
Smith, undertaker, 251 Tremont street containing the body of one of the
passengers on the ill-fated City of Columbus. The body arrived this
morning and was awaited by loving friends. The face bears tokens of
death by drowning, but shows no disfigurement. The expression fixed by
the icy cold is one of resignation and rest. The eyes are closed and the
hands folded across the breast. "Miss Beach," one of her friends writes,
"was the only daughter of the Rev. Nathaniel Beach of Mansfield, Conn.,
and had become widely known both in this country and France by her
labors in behalf of the now famous McAll mission. It was in making known
that cause to the Christian ladies of America that Miss Beach lost her
health some four years ago. She had previously been connected with the
mission itself in Paris, and it was her hope to return hither. During
her long illness the affections of friends gladly supplied every want.
The most eminent medical skill and the most assiduous nursing was
provided. For a year past Miss Beach has been treated at the Adams
Nervine asylum, Jamaica Plain, under the charge of Dr. F.W. Page. There,
at last, a radical improvement was secured. Every prospect was in favor
of permanent recovery. It was confidently believed that the influence of
the mild climate of St. Augustine would confirm the convalescence. Every
possible arrangement had been made for her arrival and residence there.
She sailed with joyous anticipations. But the result was to be
otherwise. Yet the wide circle of friends may remember that few lives
have been so fruitful as that which is outlined here. Miss Beach was the
prime over in that great work in this country which has recently taken
form in the 'American McAll Association.' Her Christian devotion, her
genius, her rare personal grace, find their monument in that
association. Her memory will be revered as long as the McAll mission
exists or is remembered. She gave her life for the cause she loved."
200. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: Mansfield Centre.
The case of Martin Loregan vs. Stephen Gardnier hich was to be tried
before His Honor Justice F.D. Fenton last Saturday went by in default,
Loregan the plaintiff failing to appear. The case in question involved
but a small amount, and is said to have been a vexatious suit,
instituted through malice, and has been subjected to many adjournments
and delays. Fanning of Willimantic for plaintiff, and Reynolds of
Mansfield for defendant.
Hector W. Storrs has removed his steam saw mill from Hanover to Spring
Hill and located it on the premises of Ralph W. Storrs, preparatory to
commencing business in this section. The old forests must bow before the
inevitable, and before the lapse of many years the irrepressible saw
will have made our hill sides as bare as the deserts of Sahara, and just
where our timber and railroad ties are coming from in the future, finds
its answer through its own hollow echo.
201. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: Scotland.
The people in the village were startled on Friday last by the cry of
fire but it turned out to be in the chimney of Norman Perigo's house so
no damage was done.
The hotel is crowded with telegraph men, about twenty-five in all.
Mr. and Mrs. Arland M. Chapman were presented with a little Chap - man
last week. Weight eleven and one quarter pounds.
Surprise parties are all the rage just at present. The last one was held
at Mr. Waldo Bass' on Friday eve. There are more to follow soon.
Mr. Walter Greenslit from Nebraska is visiting his old friends in town.
Jonathan W. Maine offers the Spafford place consisting of 134 acres with
good buildings for sale at a bargain.
202. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: South Coventry.
It is reported that we are to have another barber's shop in the village.
It will be located in Kolb's block and will be open three nights a week.
Have you been into the post office, and did you think some one was
holding the door? Oh no! that is just a new spring that Phillips has
been putting on. Would it not be a good idea to have some of the same
pattern on our church doors?
203. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: Tolland.
The Tolland County national bank has elected the old board of directors,
with the addition of E.E. Fuller. Arthur Morton, cashier, having
resigned, Frank T. Newcomb takes his place. The presidency is unchanged,
Mr. Fuller continuing.
204. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: H.C. Hall's Grocery Rebus. Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Moneywell would tender their regards to their many friends, and in
accordance with repeated inquiries would state that the excellent Teas,
Coffees, Canned Fruits and Sweet Butter, furnished at our party on
Tuesday eve last, came from the firm whose card we enclose. A hearty
greeting awaits all who trade at this store, and all articles in the
Grocery line you will find superior in quality, equal to any the market
affords. Do not fail to keep this card, remember the address, and
purchase your eatables of H.C. Hall.
205. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: Parker's Restaurant. (Under the management of
Mr. J.D. Hart.) in the New York and New England Railroad Station,
Willimantic, is now open to the public for business. Oysters, Chops,
Steaks, &c. Cooked to order. All pastry sold here we make ourselves. Our
coffee with cream is the finest in the borough. Your patronage is
206. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: North Windham.
The new iron bridge of the railroad at crossing over the Windham road is
now in position.
Mrs. David McCray of Wilbraham, Mass. is making her annual visit to
friends here and in Willimantic.
Mr. and Mrs. F.D. Spencer have just returned from their yearly trip to
their former home, in the land of Roger Williams and Providence Plantations.
Prof. Turner has spent the past two Sabbath here. He rendered very
efficient aid in the weekly rehearsal of Saturday evenings - at the
Sunday school, also at the prayer meetings Sabbath evenings. We know the
wish is that he may be here again.
207. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: Born.
Chapman - In Scotland, Jan 19, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Arland Chapman.
208. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: Married.
Keables - Dowe - In Willimantic, Jan. 22, Mr. Nelson D. Keables of
Norwich, and Miss Nellie M. Dowe of this place.
209. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: Died.
Lynch - In Willimantic, Jan. 18, Miss Ellen Lynch, aged 19 years and 11
In Willimantic, Jan 18, Sister M. Josephine, Rev. Mother Superior of the
Sisters of Mery [sic] at the Lady of Lourdes convent; aged 33 years and
Sullivan - In Willimantic, Jan. 19, Annie Sullivan, aged 5 years and 8
Hickey - In Willimantic, Jan. [21?], Jennie, daughter of John Hickey;
aged 6 years.
Sheehan - In Willimantic, Jan. 22, Mary daughter of Michael Sheehan;
aged 4 years and 7 months.
Stiles - In Lebanon, Jan. 19, E.L. Stiles; aged 64 years.
Hayes - In Eagleville, Jan. 19, Lydia Hayes; aged 56 years.
210. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: To Rent. A Small Tenement in third story, or
rooms to rent. Enquire of H.C. Hall, Cash Store.
211. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: Wanted - Ladies and Young Men wishing to earn $1 to $3 every day quietly at their homes. Work furnished. Sent by mail.
No canvassing. No stamps required for reply. Please address Edward F. Davis & Co., 58 South Main St., Fall River, Mass.
212. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham county. I hereby apply for a license to sell ale, lager beer and Rhine wine at the New York and New England railroad depot, in the Borough of Willimantic, in the town of Windham. I hereby certify that I am not disqualified to receive such a license by any of the provisions
of the laws of this State and that the place at which said business is to be carried on has no means of access to any part of the same building used or occupied as a dwelling house. Dated at Windham this 16th day of January A.D., 1884. John D. Hart. We the undersigned, electors and tax-payers of the town of Windham and not licensed dealers in spirituous and intoxicating liquors, hereby endorse the application of the above named John D. Hart, and we hereby certify that we have not since the first day of October, 883, endorsed any other application for a license. Dated at Windham this 16th day of January, .D. 1884. I hereby certify that the above named endorsers are electors and tax payers of the town of Windham. Henry N. Wales, Town Clerk. Dated at Windham this 18th day
of January A.D. 1884.
213. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: Andover.
The donation supper at the Rev. Mr. Ward's, which was postponed on account of the flood in the river, was given Monday evening Jan. 14th, and was well attended. Twenty dollars in money was raised and contributed, besides a considerable amount in other presents.
Another orphan (a boy) has arrived at the County Home for friendless children.
Mrs. Clark and Miss Eliza F. Phillips arrived home from Cleveland last Wednesday.
A ball was given at L.D. Post's hall last Thursday evening, it was well attended, and was altogether a very enjoyable occasion. Thirty-six tickets were sold. The music was furnished by that veteran dancing master Mr. G. Cady.
All our sick people seem to get better now.
Workmen are now engaged here in putting up a new line of telegraph poles for the American Rapid Company, and they have incurred the ill will of some of our people by cutting down their trees and by setting poles in places where they have been forbidden to do so. One of their poles was cut off a few nights ago, and judging from what is said there is plenty of music in store for them in the near future unless they pay a little more attention to the rights and wishes of our land owners. If they do not stop cutting valuable shade trees without leave some of them are quite likely to be prosecuted.
Most of our farmers have secured their ice. The crop this winter is abundant and of excellent quality.
214. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: Rev. F.D. Avery and delegate Joseph Hutchins attended the annual meeting of the Connecticut Temperance Union at Hartford on Wednesday.
Chester Collins and Wm. H. Yeomans were in Hartford Wednesday and Thursday to attend at the annual meeting of the Grand Lodge.
The oyster supper given by the Ladies Society at Samuel F. Ticknor's on Wednesday evening was financially a success and all know that whoever goes to Mr. Ticknor's always has a very enjoyable time as his reputation as a host has for many years been fully established.
The many friends of W.W. Lyon regret his departure from Hop River as he has always conducted the business at the store in a manner to win the confidence of his customers, and purchasers soon found that whatever Mr. Lyon represented goods to be could be fully relied on. All wish him unlimited success in his future business. Charles Franklin occupies the position made vacant by Lyon.
The library interest is still on the increase shown by the advance in the number of books drawn from week to week.
Samuel Brown, Abbott Little, Fred Avery, Denison Avery and Harry Downer spent a part of the day Saturday in fishing upon the reservoir, and succeeded in capturing 70 or more perch and pickerel. When Uncle Sam starts for them they have to come.
Henry G. Scoville and Miss Dorcas Tucker were joined in wedlock on Thursday Jan. 17th. They started for Providence.
The ice crop is ripe and is being harvested. The teams of Seth S. Collins and Oliver Fox were busy on Monday.
215. TWC Wed Jan 23, 1884: Lebanon.
The sickness of Mrs. W.G. Kingsley wife of our first representative, still continues but with faint hopes of her recovery.The gathering at the house of Mr. Ozro Fuller on Kick Hill on Thursday eve, was a very pleasant affair and greatly enjoyed by those present.
The glorious sunset on Thursday evening last was most gorgeous to behold, and must have rivaled the wonderful "after glow" seen in the atmospher of the Nubian desert, so graphically described by African travelers.
The Barker farm has been rented to Oliver W. Chappel for the ensuing year. This to the present occupant Mr. R.P. Burgess was an unexpected transaction, and necessitated his leaving town, every desirable place for rent in the vicinity having already been taken. Mr. Burgess is a first class farmer, a genial companion and desirable neighbor. The removal of himself and family will be a loss, which will be shared by each and every one in the neighborhood.
An unusually severe case of typhoid fever was recently treated by Dr. W.P. Barber. The patient, a young Irish girl in the family of A.P. Smith, had been sick about two weeks when Dr. Barber was called to see her. He found her with a temperature of 105 degrees, to which height it reached for several successive days, and on one or more occasions even
above those figures. But with his accustomed efficiency in such cases the doctor assailed, and contrary to general expectation, subdued the fever. The patient rapidly convalesced and returned to her home in New London. The treatment pursued was heroic and antipyretic. This particular case deserves mention, from the fact that a majority of cases
of typhoid in which the temperature reaches the figures mentioned prove fatal, and its successful treatment reflects credit upon the judgment and skill of the attending physician.
216. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: About Town.
Rev. S.R. Free says that onions are an Egyptian abomination.Genuine Columbia River salmon at Blaisdell's, 6 Railroad street.
The measles are mighty and still prevail. They spare neither age nor sex.
Frank Lamb, grocer has made an assignment to A.J. Bowen.
The Ladies Aid society will give an old folks supper at Excelsior hall to-morrow evening.
The annual meeting of the Willimantic Linen company was not held in Willimantic this year.
Rev. Horace Winslow is supplying the pulpit of the Elmwood church at Providence, R.I.
Mr. Brown of Brooklyn introduced a bill in the legislature last week amending the act establishing the Storrs Agricultural college, so as to appropriate $8,000 annually for the school.
The local poet who contributed to a paper in a neighboring town a poem entitled "I Climb to Rest" was mad when the horrid printer published it headed "I Climb to Roost."
217. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Benjamin H. Reynolds of Canterbury, who was recently struck by a railroad train near Baltic, was not as severely injured as was first supposed, and at last accounts was in a fair way to recover.
218. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Cooley's Weekly says: "Officers are looking for Leonard H. Jones, a telegraph lineman from Willimantic, who had been beating hotels at Norwich and New London out of board bills under various assumed names.
219. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: William E. Duff, a fireman, was killed on the New York and New England a mile west of this village last Wednesday afternoon. He fell between the cars, and the entire train passed over him severing his head from his body.
220. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Wm. Sweeny has opened a news office and cigar store in the Murphy building opposite Mill No. 1, Lower Main street. As there is no competition in that part of the village the venture ought to prove a success. The Chronicle will hereafter be on sale there.
221. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: The Putnam correspondent of the Hartford Sunday Globe says: The tramps in town have caught on to the old dodge that they are on their way to work on the Ponaganset railroad to be built as usual on paper in the distant future. They miss a figure and get 99 years, which would bring them out long before the road will be built.
222. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Mr. L.P. Chamberlin, the farmer at the State Reform School, Meriden, will lecture at the Storrs Agricultural School on Friday evening. February 8th, on "The Potato, Its History, Culture, etc." Those interested are invited to attend. Mr. Browning who was to lecture on Friday of this week is too ill to fulfill his engagement.
223. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Rev. S.R. Free gave a temperance lecture to his congregation Sunday evening. He prefaced his talk by saying that there was too much talk and too little work in the temperance cause. He did not believe in license; did not think much can be accomplished in the way of reforming confirmed inebriates; but had great faith in work among the young.
224. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: The lock-up had one solitary occupant Friday night, and he entertained the dwellers in that neighborhood with much speaking during the small hours. His command of language was limited, and not of the most refined description, but his voice was sonorous and his tone might be envied by a political orator.
225. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: The Willimantic Linen company's annual meeting was held at the company's office Asylum street Hartford, Friday noon when the following officers were elected; Lucius A. Barbour, president and treasurer; A.C. Dunham, vice-president; E.H. Clark, secretary. A semi-annual dividend of 4 per cent was declared, making 12 per cent paid in the last year. The last two dividends have been at the rate of sixteen per cent.
226. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: The case of Town of Windham vs. E. M. Thorne held at the Selectmen's rooms last Saturday morning, in a suit to recover $7 value of provisions etc., furnished defendant's wife, was adjourned one week. J.M. Hall for Town; Hunter & Sumner for defendant.
227. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: In the case of B.F. Bennett vs Agricultural Insurance Company, tried here in August last to the jury and in which a verdict was given against the company, the Supreme Court of Errors has found error in the judges' ruling and charge and granted a new trial. This is the second time that J.L. Hunter Esq. Attorney for the company, has taken the case to the Supreme Court and obtained a new trial.
228. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Charles S. Atwood now business manager of the Atlanta Daily Journal, was recently visited by the compositors working on that paper, and presented with a splendid silver waiter. Charles was taken by surprise, but managed to respond in a neat little speech. The Journal remarks: "There is no establishment in the state in which the same kindly feeling exists as does in the Journal office between employer and employees. Christmas day Mr. Atwood was presented with a beautifully carved gold headed walking cane and gold pen and pencil by other employees of the office. Each and every one bears nothing but the kindest feelings toward him and his actions and every day intercourse with the men demonstrates the fact that this feeling is reciprocated in the highest degree."
229. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: A Card. In behalf of the United Temperance Workers, the management under whose auspices the drama of "The Social Glass" was presented at Franklin hall last Wednesday and Saturday evenings, wish to extend their hearty thanks to the ladies and gentlemen who so kindly volunteered their services, and labored so faithfully to make the entertainment a success. H.M. Cady.
230. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Vital Statistics of Windham. There were 218 births, 71 marriages and 144 deaths reported in town during the year 1883. Of the births, 116 were males, 100 females, and 2 sex not stated. There were 17 deaths in January, 8 in February; 17 in March, 17 in April, 10 in May, 10 in June, 20 in July, 11 in August, 6 in September,
12 in October, 10 in November, and 6 in December. 67 were born in Connecticut, 11 in other states, 3 in England, 11 in Ireland, 5 in Canada, 3 in other foreign countries, and 44 places of birth not known. 67 were males, 76 females, and 1 sex not stated. 29 were under one year of age, 16 between one and five, 10 between five and ten, 14 between ten and twenty, 22 between twenty and thirty, 10 between thirty and forty, 9 between forty and fifty, 9 between fifty and sixty, 9 between sixty and seventy, 11 between seventy and eighty, 5 between eighty and ninety, 1 between ninety and one hundred, and 1 age not stated. For 1882 the number of births reported was 188, marriages 75, and deaths 161.
231. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Police Notes. A trial was held at Town hall on Friday morning last, Justice Sumner presiding. The case of J. Nichols vs. August Bingheimer was heard in which defendant hired a horse at 2 o'clock last Tuesday afternoon, for the space of two hours to ride around town, for which he was to pay Nichols $1.50. He (defendant) did not return until 11 p.m., and the horse was returned in an exhausted condition as if from over driving, and the sleigh had the rail on one side broken also the runner. Nichols brought suit to recover $15 damages. A number of witnesses testified to having seen defendant in Coventry as late as 5 p.m., on the day he hired the team. Defendant pleaded not guilty. After trial the Court fined defendant $3 and costs amounting to $20.61, which was paid by different parties, officer Shurtliff accompanying defendant around town until the amount was collected.
232. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: John Sullivan aged 18 years, was arrested Saturday evening by officer Clark, for fighting at the Union and Jackson street crossings. On Monday he was brought before Justice Bowen, who gave an eloquent lecture regarding the unfortunate youth who was beyond parental control. This was his third offence, but there being extenuating circumstances, he was let off on payment of $1 and costs.
233. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: John Kelly after being released from the county jail last Friday made his appearance in Willimantic, and cavorted around town till one o'clock Saturday morning, when he was taken in charge by one of the night police and taken to the lockup. After trial Justice Bowen imposed a sentence of 10 days in Brooklyn jail together with costs. Being unable to produce the wherewithal, (and apparently homesick) he was returned to his old quarters.
234. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: On Monday morning officer Clark arrested John Michael for intoxication, and assault upon Henry Moriarty, gate tender at the railroad crossing at Union and Jackson streets the preceding day. He pleaded not guilty, but the testimony of witnesses proved him otherwise. He was released on payment of $3 and costs, imposed by
235. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Ashford.
J.E. Phillips of West Ashford who has been engaged in the manufacture of the Venetian Blind, has decided to remove his machinery to Willimantic and form a joint stock company and continue the manufacture of blinds on a larger scale. We are sorry to lose this industry from Ashford as it promised to be a good business.
There is to be a social dance at J.E. Phillips' Hall in West Ashford on Friday eve of the present week, and a good time is always expected there. Rev. Percival Mathewson supplied the pulpit in Warrenville last Sabbath in the absence of Rev. C.N. Nichols who is away on a visit to Vermont.
236. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: South Windham.
The "society" meets at the residence of Guilford
Smith Wednesday evening.
237. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: South Coventry.
Geo. Phillips' little boy, Louie, met with quite an accident one day last week. He was riding on an ox sled with other children and fell off, striking on the back of his head. The wound was so severe that Dr. Flint was called to dress it.
The Literary Society met on Monday evening. Another full house they say. A declamation was given by Stephen Carpenter and a select reading by Miss Alice Mason. The question: Are labor strikes justifiable? was then discussed. Decision by the umpires in the ffirmative, by the house in the negative.
238. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: North Windham.
Notwithstanding the icy condition of the roads on Sunday last, the beautiful winter's day and Rev. Mr. Withey of New London, attracted good audiences at the church. On entering we found a fatherly looking, white haired, but remarkably well preserved old man, dressed in a Quaker garb, and of modest and unassuming manners. He handled his subjects so clearly that even the children could comprehend and those of larger growth were at the same time edified and strengthened. He possesses energy and spirituality well combined; necessary qualities of a successful leader in the "Way, the Truth and the Life," which he so clearly pointed out. On Saturday and Sunday evenings praise and prayer meetings were well attended. In all these labors Father Withey was assisted by Prof. Turner in the service of song, and the morning exercises were supplemented by a band of singers from Willimantic. It would be profitable for us all as a community, if such Sabbaths were more frequent.Every ice house in this vicinity is now well filled with ice, averaging more than a foot in thickness. Snow is coming down to-day, and the skating which has been hugely enjoyed by the children, will have to be superseded by snow balling and coasting, or perhaps by a little more study, for the school term is drawing near its close.Mr. and Mrs. Gallinas of Canada, but former residents here, are spending the winter with their children settled in the states. They are now with their son in this village.
239. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Mansfield.
Mrs. Jesse W. Cross of Gurleyville who lost her husband recently has became so insane as to necessitate her being carried to Hartford. She has been a little off at times for a number of years. Her husband's death seems to have aggravated the case.
240. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Columbia.
Quite a number of parties have enjoyed a vast deal of fun during the past week at reservoir fishing through the ice.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Scoville are intending to enter upon the duties of housekeeping in Middletown, and as Mrs. S. has been called the finest looking young lady in town we b bespeak for them a happy future for beside her personal attractions she is capable of making home what it should be to every husband.
Several days last week winter birds were plentiful in the evergreens around different residences and in one locality at one time were a pair of blue jays, a flock of grosbeaks, four pair of chickadees a pair of red headed woodpeckers also a couple of red squirrels.
Mr. and Mrs. John Davenport went to Norwich Friday
to attend the funeral of Mr. Davenport's brother.
and a very social agreeable time was spent. A fine spread was provided
as all will understand who have been the recipients of her mother's
S.S. Collins vacates the old homestead which will be occupied by his only son while he removes to his new house down on Town St.
The annual meeting of the ladies society will be held with Mrs. G.B. Fuller on Friday evening. A full attendance is requested.In place of the afternoon exercises the funeral services of Miss Hattie L. youngest daughter of Mr. Albert Brown was conducted by Rev. F.D. Avery who read comforting words in appropriate selections of scripture and spoke feelingly as one of the lambs of his flock had been taken and there was a large mourning assemblage of friends, Sunday school teachers and pupils gathered to pay the last token of love and sympathy for their dear young friend who had been so early called. A quartette of voices consisted of Mr. and Mrs. G.B. and Miss Jennie L. Fuller with Mrs. Cobb
rendered very feelingly the beautiful words "Farewell Sister" which were received with touching effect and woke the echoes in many a heart mourning the loss of dear ones laid aside. After the singing the casket was opened by Wm. H. Yeomans for all friends to take a last fond look of their young friend Hattie who lay in her youthfulness amid a bed of
flowers as if asleep. Her remains were then taken to the cemetery by her companions Harry Downer, Bert Townsend, Jo Clark, and Fred Avery and laid to rest by the side of her eldest sister Nellie. Our young friend commenced to attend the fall term of school in Willimantic, but the first week began to complain of indisposition and on her return home
medical assistance was summoned, but her disease gradually assumed alarming symptoms, baffling the skill of physicians and terminating in a difficulty of the brain about four weeks since, producing total blindness which affliction she bore in that cheerful manner peculiar to herself, constantly hoping that it was only temporary and would be removed, but her eyes were opened by her Savior in Paradise. And what an awakening! Many parties of pleasure who have frequented the reservoir, will remember this young person with such bright black eyes, who in her quiet ladylike manner in the absence of her father and brother would minister to their many wants so modestly, and her young lady friends will also bear the memory their many joyous rows on the water propelled by her slight hands now clasping flowers in the still fingers, nevermore to participate in their amusements. Much sympathy is felt for this bereaved family in this community.
241. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Born.
White - In Ashford, Jan 27th a son to Mr. and Mrs. Roland H. White.
242. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Died.
Edgerton - In Columbia Jan. 24th Albert W. Edgerton Jr. aged 9 mo.
Brown - In Columbia, Jan 26th, Hattie L. Brown, aged 17 years.
Ryan - In South Coventry Jan. 29th, Elizabeth Ryan aged 5 years.
Bull [mean Buell?] - In Andover, Frank Buell, aged 33 years.
243. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham on the 30th of January, A.D. 1884. Present, John D. Wheeler, Judge. Edwin Gillett of Windham in said district having assigned his property to James H. Jagger of the town of Hebron, county of Tolland as trustee.
This Court doth appoint the 9th day of February A.D. 1884 at 10 o'clock a.m. at the probate Office in Windham as the time and place for the hearing relative to the acceptance and approval of said trustee; and it is ordered by this Court that public notice of such hearing be given by advertising this order to a newspaper printed in Windham five days twice previous to said day of hearing and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign-post in said town of Windham and return make to this Court. Certified from Record, John D. Wheeler, Judge.
244. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Scotland Tax Notice. All persons, both resident and non-resident to pay taxes in the town of Scotland, Conn., on list of October 1st, 1883 are hereby notified that I will meet them at the store of Wm. F. Palmer in said town on Saturday, February 23d from 9 o'clock a.m. until 4 o'clock p.m for the purpose of collecting a tax of 5 ½ mills on the dollar on list of October last, together with their poll and military commutation taxes. All persons neglecting this notice will be charged 9 percent interest and legal fees for collecting after thirty days from the day of this notice. A.M. Clark, Collector.
Scotland, Conn, Jan. 28, 1884.
245. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: West Woodstock.
Among the recent arrival of persons who are sojourners for a while are Mrs. Andrew Kies and her brother Henry Sherman of Minnesota, who are doubtless brought here to assist in the winding up of the late Robert Sherman their father.
Mr. and Mrs. Deming of Norwich are also here.
Mr. N.W. Leavitt of Scotland, who is teaching singing schools in Eastford, West Woodstock and South Woodstock has appointments here every Wednesday evening but the storms which so often occur this season have put a damper on some of the evenings.
Albert Kenyon of Kenyon Brothers is building a large and ornamental residence for himself near their mills.
Jas. B. Tatem has put a steam engine into his mill for turning handles of all kinds and spokes.
Edward C. Chamberlin lumberman has added a locomotive engine to his resources he having water power also for his stationary mill.
Newton Skinner is putting in steam power into a portion of the shops formerly known as Leonard Dean's carriage manufactory in North Woodstock.
There is considerable reserve water power in some parts of Woodstock which might be added to that already developed.
The Horse Thief Detecting Society had its annual election of officers, and a dinner at Clark's hotel West Woodstock on the last Monday of December.
246. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Scotland.
Uncle Joe Ensworth has issued some flaming posters advertising his agency for the Ross Fodder Cutters. He has numerous testimonials to the efficiency of the machines and is selling many of them all over his territory which includes Hartford, Tolland, Windham and New London counties.
Mrs. Ralph Webb who has been living at the home of Julius Webb at Norwich, died from paralysis and the body will be brought to this place to-day for interment.
247. TWC Wed Jan 30, 1884: Andover.
The telegraph poles recently cut here stood adjoining the land of Mr. Lucius J. Hendee of Hartford, and were cut by his order. One of the poles stood within a few feet of Mr. Hendee's house. At the centre they followed the line taken by the Mutual Union Co. and kept north of the railroad. The company have thirty men at work and they have already
passed over Bunker Hill on their way to South Coventry.
The remains of Frank Buell who died of pneumonia in
Columbia last week, were brought here and interred beside his wife
in the Townsend yard.
Mr. William Hawkins cut his wrist about a week ago. The cut was an ugly one and Mr. Hawkins has suffered so much from it since that he has not been able to get much sleep and is finally out of his head.
Mr. A.H. Lyman has recently lost a valuable cow.
Mrs. Keeney has sold her place here to Mr. Chas. Loomer.
The N.E. Dist. school will close this week after a term of eighteen weeks.
D.M. Burnap Esq. Of Bristol was in town two or three days visiting among his friends.
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