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The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1882

Published every Wednesday.

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

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

TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: About Town.
The foundation for two houses are being laid on the Byers property on Jackson street.
A dog lost in Goshen was returned in two days after being advertised in the Chronicle.
Geo. Rood’s stables at Windham have just been replenished with two car loads of western horses.

928. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: The real estate located at the corner of Valley and Church streets, property of the late O.B. Smith, which was recently sold at auction was purchased by O.S. Chaffee & Son who bid $1 for the right of redemption of mortgage which amounted to about $6,500. Part of the silk manufacturing business of this firm is located in the building and they held a lease of it for five years.

929. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: A serious fracas occurred in the billiard saloon under Hamlin block Monday forenoon in which blood flowed freely. A dispute arose between two patrons of the place and ended in a free fight in which one of the combatants had his head laid open with a gash four inches in length by a blow from a billiard cue and also received many cuts upon the face. Dr. McGuinness dressed his wounds.

930. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: The following judges have been allotted to hold court in Windham County next year: February term at Willimantic, Beardsley; May term at Brooklyn, Hovey; August term at Willimantic, Andrews; November term at Brooklyn, Stoddard; E.L. Crandall Esq., of Danielsonville has been re-appointed clerk; Porter B. Peck of Chaplin and Marvin Sanger of Canterbury are to be jury commissioners.

931. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: The Erie and New England express company has leased for an office the store on Railroad street recently vacated by the flour and grain business of Allen Lincoln & Son. It is gratifying information to the public that the Adams Express monopoly is to have opposition which will make carrying charges more reasonable and which will consider public convenience not alone in the local office but all along the line. The office is being fitted up for business and will be in charge of W.J. Bassett, formerly with the Adams express company in this place.

932. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Judge Andrews will be at our court room next Monday at 10:30 to hear the case of Robert Coit, administrator on the estate of Gardner Hall, late of Willington, against the surviving partners of the firm of Gardner Hall Jr. & Co. The case is pending in the Tolland Superior Court and is for the appointment of a receiver in order that the interest or Gardner Hall, deceased, in the firm may be ascertained and got hold of for the heirs. The case is to be held here, because Willimantic is so accessible and parties and counsel and court can be better accommodated than at Tolland. There is quite an array of legal talent in the case, as follows: Brandigee, Morey and Hunter on one side, and Halsey, Ripley and Cooks upon the other.

933. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Daniel Sullivan, an urchin living on Upper Main street, by the ignition of a can of powder has his face badly burned Tuesday evening. Dr. McNally was called to dress the wound.

934. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: The following business was transacted by the court of burgesses Monday evening: Voted to pay labor bills for month of June, $761.60; night police, $124.00; U.S. Street Lighting Co., $112.75; Mrs. A.B. Adams, $10.00; Wm. A. Fuller, $48.60; E.E. Bullard, $31.21; R. Davison, $56.25; Willimantic Savings Institute, $37.50. The matter of Bridge street culver, after considerable discussion, was laid over.

935. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Eddie, a seven-year-old son of E.M. Thorne, was drowned in the “Ten Mile” river Monday afternoon. He was fishing or playing with other urchins near a bridge on that stream. His hat was discovered floating by a man and afterwards Willie Buck and Frank Alpaugh assisted him in recovering the body. A jury of inquest was impaneled by Geo. W. Melony, Esq., which rendered a verdict of accidental drowning.

936. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Edwin M. Thorne was arraigned before Geo. W. Melony Esq. on Saturday last on complaint of Grand Juror G.H. Alford for an assault upon his wife, Elizabeth. The case was partly tried, and then adjourned to Tuesday, July 4th at 9 o’clock a.m., but owning to the drowning of the little Thorne boy, Eddie, on Monday, the case was further postponed to Monday. July 17th. The boy who was drowned testified for his mother on Saturday, and though but seven years old, showed much intelligence, and when asked if he knew what he was sworn to do, he said “To tell the truth.” He was then asked “Supposed you don’t tell the truth, what then?” He replied, “I shall be punished.” Counsel then asked him, “when will you be punished?” He answered, “After I die.” He was asked who taught him this, and he said, “My mamma.” The poor little fellow hardly thought he was so near the tribunal his “mamma’s” teachings had made him so much fear and respect. Respect for the memory of this little lost one should end the family jars in this household, which have been a neighborhood talk ever since the adjournment of the legislature.

937. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Personal Intelligence.
Mr. Horace Hall is very ill, and we are sorry to say, his life is despaired of.
Daniel Martin and family of Brooklyn, N.Y., are spending the summer on Mr. Martin’s farm at Pleasant Valley.
Mr. Julian Jordan and family, of Providence are visiting Mrs. Jordan at the old homestead.
P.H. Foran of Meriden spent a few days with his relatives in town this week.
Wing Sing, the laundry man, accidentally let off a large firecracker in his hand Monday night, much to the damage of that member.
Prof. Lee, the writing teacher, is on the sick roll, and has gone to his home in New Haven. He will return as soon as his health will permit.
Allen B. Lincoln, of the Providence Press was home over Sunday.
Miss Inez Brown, who is attending Normal school, is at home for a vacation.
Mr. E.S. Coggings and wife of Meriden have been spending a few days with Mrs. V.A. Bartlett, this week.
D.G. Lawson, after a successful business trip of seven months through the southern states, returned last week. He will spend the summer at the seashore and occasionally practice his profession as an elocutionist.
Mr. Lewis Irving of New York, is visiting E.G. Hathaway.
Miss Carrie Marcy of Hartford, has been the guest of Miss Josie Jillson the past week.
Mrs. Ida Tracy Reed and husband have forsaken Boston life for a time and are at the Tracy homestead on Pleasant street.

938. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: A dubious picture (?) of Willimantic has been produced by a professional artist and is being delivered to subscribers who bought without seeing the goods. It is difficult to decipher whether the picture was made to represent Willimantic or Halifax, if we judge from the likeness.

939. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Just as we go to press the news comes that Mr. Horace Hall is dead. He died at 4:15 this afternoon at the age of 75 years. Next week we shall endeaver to give a sketch of his life, he having been one of our oldest and most respected citizens.

940. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: At the meeting held at the Brainard house last Wednesday for the purpose of forming an alumni association, there were present graduates of nearly every class for ten years. For the permanent organization the following officers were elected: President, Edwin B. Gager, ’72, of Birmingham, Conn.; vice-president, Alice B. Palmer, ’75; secretary and treasurer, Geo. A Conant, ’74; asst. secretary, Helen B. Avery, ’81, executive committee, Geo. E. Taylor, ’73; Laura G. Davison, ’76, Addie E. York, ’79, Geo. L. Storrs, ’80, and Alice K. Pomeroy, ’81, all of Willimantic. After the business meeting a reunion and banquet was held.

941. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: “Grand Juror Lloyd E. Baldwin,” who signed the complaint against Wormsly, who was recently arrested for an assault upon one Rice, and about which there has been some comment, informs us that he signed it at the request of one of the lawyers in town, who told him he had fully investigated the case and that justice demanded the complaint. We believe it has always been customary for our grand jurors to sign complaints when brought to them by lawyers, as they ought to know when evidence will sustain a complaint.

942. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: The Fourth.—The usual uproar which proceeds our national holiday while not entirely omitted was modified in a great degree Monday night. The public celebration was limited to field sports near Bassett park and a horse race at Pleasant Valley park each of which obtained a good attendance. Four horses contested one race and the first heat was won by Isaac Sanderson’s Fred S. after which Geo. C. Jorden’s star won the three heats. In the other race of four-year-olds, J.B. Johnson’s C.H.G. Prince, of South Windham. The bicycle races were won, the mile by H.A. Adams and the half-mile by George Johnson. Martin Hughes got a silver cup for winning the sack race, and a silver cup was also given to William Steel for beating in the hurdle race. For throwing base ball Patrick Sheehan carried off a bunch of cigars, and the hammer was thrown far by John Leary who obtained therefore a meerschaum pipe, Mr. Carpenter of the Air Line railroad, secured a meerschaum pipe for putting the shot farthest. A funny thing was the three legged race for which was offered a pair of napkin rings and George Baker and Charles Newell carried them off. The one hundred yard dash for a silver cup was taken by one Gardner of Putnam; and for a bunch of cigars M. O’Brien of the same place jumped farther than four others could do.

943. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Tolland.
Tolland can now boast of one of the best, yes, the best, kept hotel in the County. Mr. Ives, formerly of the American House in Meriden, has purchased the old Tolland House and having given it a thorough overhauling inside and repainted and papered it throughout and furnished it with new and fresh furniture, has made it one of the best hotels in Eastern Connecticut, table is always supplied with all the luxuries of the season, and the landlord’s large experience and spirit of accommodation and desire to please his guests and make them feel at home gives Tolland what she not had since “Gard” Winter left the Tolland House, a thoroughly good hotel. Mr. Wm. Sumner and family, from Cincinnati, are boarding for the summer at this hotel.

944. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: North Windham.
Speaking of the farmers reminds us of Creameries. We think for two reasons that in a few years, they will, with the average farmer, be the rule instead of the exception. First, they are really labor saving; second, the quantity and quality of the butter produced, is both increased and improved, Merrick Barton and M.A. Bates have each recently purchased a Mosley and Stoddard, and the former gentlemen, is agent for the same in this vicinity.
Mr. A.B. Sharp, a former resident of this village, but now of Joliet Ill., is visiting relatives and old time friends, Mr. Abner Robinson and family of Atteboro Mass., also his brother Frank and family of Iowa, are guests at the Burnham homestead on the hill.
Mr. M.A. Bates closed his school at Brick Top week ago last Saturday p.m., with a picnic. Mr. Geo. Lyman kindly offered the use of his nicely shaded lawn for the purpose, and parents and friends of the school both united in making it a success for teacher and scholars.

945. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: South Windham.
Smith, Winchester & Co., have in course of construction a large lumber house on the property adjoining their pattern house. The foundation was laid by Wm. Wales of Windham and the wood work is under the supervision of Charles A. Pearl.
Robert Binns shot a large grey loon in the reservoir the other day, a bird not plenty so far inland I am told.
Joshua M. Woodward an old resident of this village died at his residence a week ago Monday morning. Funeral services were conducted by Mr. Free of Willimantic on Tuesday afternoon.
The annual meeting in the 8th school district was held a week ago Monday evening at the school house. Mr. Hamilton was chosen committee. W.L. Williams, collector and C.T. Barstow clerk and treasurer.

946. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Mansfield Center.
The pride of the avenue, Gen. Cummings’ peacock, who has of late been a disturbing element to the loose bricks of the neighboring chimney tops, and who has varied nightly trapeze performances with discordant screams, thereby exciting the righteous indignation of worthy deacons and practical laymen, has been divested of his superfluous tail, and sentenced to central park New York for an indefinite period for his past misdemeanors.
J.M. Wallen a carpenter, who a few days ago fell from the new mill at the Hollow, and received severe bruises, is able to be out, and is slowly recovering.
Mr. S.D. Brown some days since lost a valuable horse from a spinal complaint. Mr. Brown is a man of means and does not tarry long “for the wagon” and with characteristic promptness he replaced it within a few hours with a fine roadster purchased from Tiffany of Willimantic.
The brick house and lot near the church together with other real property belonging to the bankrupt estate of Charles Campbell which he fraudulently conveyed to other parties, to keep it from his creditors, and which was a case in litigation before the Superior court at the June term at Tolland, was defaulted, as the defense failed to appear, consequently the property goes into the hands of the trustee for the creditors benefit, at the expiration of a limited time, fixed by law relative to absconding debtors, who keep their whereabouts profoundly secret in order to escape arrest. It is vaguely rumored that a compromise is talked of between the parties but it lacks confirmation.

947. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: The Stafford Press says: On Monday a pair of handsome fawn-colored grade Jersey two-years old steers were at the Springs House stables delivered by the manager of the Storrs farm in Mansfield into the custody of A.P. McKinstry of Sturbridge, having been bought by him at a fancy price for P.T. Barnum. Mr. McKinstry has for some years been employed by Barnum to train cattle, and he takes these steers to his home to put them through a course of training. He proposes to make the round of the cattle shows this fall, to show what he can do with this beautiful and intelligent looking pair, which he has already made considerable progress in educating. Mr. McKinstry was accompanied by Mr. Ronald, also of Barnum’s corps, who has a faculty for imparting various accomplishments to snakes and who handles rattlers, adders, vipers, boas, and pythons with very much of the air that the average schoolboy manipulates an angle worm.

948. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Congress did not adjourn in time to allow Henry C. Bowen to secure many great men for his Fourth of July celebration at Roseland Park in Woodstock and so President Arthur, and United States Senators Hawley, Platt, Frye, and Aldrich, and others were not present as is was expected they should be.

949. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: “Honest” Gurdon Cady, the “forward four” man, of Central Village, is president of the Windham County Agricultural Society.—According to Cooley’s Weekly.

950. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Putnam Patriot:--Thos. G. Aurelio, a native of the city of Horta, in the Azore Islands, has just received the news of a disastrous earthquake extending over Fayal. Great damage was done to the city of Horta, no less than five churches there were demolished, besides other principal buildings. The surrounding country places also suffered similar damages in churches and houses, but no loss of life is reported. The earthquake occurred at 2 o’clock on the morning of the 3d of May. Mr. Aurelio received the news at Willimantic, where he has resided for several years.

951. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Patrick Sherlock, a Danielsonville pigeon-fancier, boasts of having the finest “carriers” in the country. They are the “Silvering Antwerps,” and he claims to have bred them to perfection. One of them flew from Worcester to Danielsonville a distance of 34 miles, in 30 minutes. Another returned from Providence, 25 miles, in 18 1-2 minutes—both flying faster than a mile a minute. He avers that it was the first time they had ever been over the course; indeed they had never been out of the village.

952. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Capt. L.R. Hall, of the Yale boat crew, is a resident of Lebanon. Sorry he and his associates could not bring victory to the blue this year.

953. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Guiteau, the man who foully murdered President Garfield expiated his awful crime on the gallows last Friday. If he was a sane man he has gone to everlasting damnation and it is the place for him.

954. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Born.
Chamberlin—In Willimantic, June 29, a son to Walter T. and Etta T. Chamberlin.
Lyman—In Willimantic, July 2nd, a daughter to Richard O. and Estelle J. Lyman.

955. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Scotland.
Theron Palmer claims to have the best acre of potatoes in Windham county.
The annual excursion to the shore is a topic of conversation among the usual attendants. The old camping ground on the Stewart place, it is said, having been leased by other parties, the company will have to seek other fields and pastures new this year.
Uncle Joe Ensworth will take in wool at South Windham on Thursday, July 13, and at Hampton on Friday, July 14. He pays the cash.

956. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Columbia.
Mrs. Eliza Strong of Colchester and her mother Mrs. Abell of Exeter are visiting friends in town.
Mrs. Seba Yeomans arrived from Rome week before last and received the congratulations of friends on her added lease of life, now that the cancer on her face is successfully removed.
Quite a number of our young people who have been engaged in occupations out of town, were at church on the Sabbath before last. Among them we noticed, Gent Prescott and Payson Little, Misses Clark and Sawyer and Miss Lois Collins.
N.P. Little raised his house on his new premises on Town street the other day. Alfred Lyman builder.
Warren A. Collins is quite ill, seriously threatened with brain fever.
Erving Richardson and wife have returned from New Lebanon, Pa., where Mr. R. has been engaged in teaching.
Miss Lida Hutchins is spending her usual summer vacation at home.
Miss H. Downer, Miss S.C. Yeomans and Howard H. Yeomans are with friends in Hartford during the week.
Payson Little of Meriden was in town over the Sabbath.
Spencer Lane of Woonsocket is the guest of H.E. Lyman.
Mrs. Whittlesey and niece leave town this week for Hartford and will before they return to New York visit New Haven, Boston, New Bedford and Atlantic City.
Fred Avery is at home on a short vacation.
The school in Pine street district closed last Friday. Miss Lizzie Brown who has acted in the capacity of teacher during the past year has given good satisfaction and the examination showed that her time had been profitably spent and the acting visitor and others gave her the commendation she so justly deserved. There were three lads that had not been absent or tardy during the term; Tressie Tucker, Sammie Little and Howard W. Yeomans. Georgianna Downer and Sophia Thompson only one day each. There were three in the first class in spelling that deserve honorable mention. Howard W. Yeomans received a fine photograph album as a prize for not misspelling a word during the term. Genevieve Little missed only two words and Georgie Downer but three. The prize in second class a beautiful game was awarded to Sammie Little for being at the head of his class the greatest number of times. Tressie Tucker and Grace Battey in third class were both awarded premiums.
Warren Collins is suffering from an attack of chills and fever. This scourge seems to be gradually creeping on us and one after another is a sufferer from malaria.
Suspended from a shade tree by the residence of W.H. Yeomans is a White Mountain hammock chair one of the best devices for affording refreshing rest after laborious toil that has ever been seen in this vicinity. It is combination of hammock, cot and easy chair in one article that is light durable and easily adjustable when occupied, so that the person can at pleasure sit erect, partially inclined, or in the most comfortable reclined position as his fancy or weariness may require. The seat is made of strong canvass and does away with the annoyances so common to hammocks of catching buttons or tearing down ladies hair. For an invalid or one recovering from sickness where being out of doors is desirable, it is peculiarly valuable, as it affords a means of change of position and perfect support all the time with hardly an effort except of the will. This desirable article is manufactured by the Goodell company of Antrim, N.H., from whom it can be obtained or of any of the agents of that company.

957. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Colchester.
The recent published statement that the Haywood Rubber Co., contemplated removing their establishment to Niantic, created a good deal of excitement here. It is said that the publication of the rumor caused several parties who had contemplated erecting dwelling this season to cancel their contracts. It can be stated on the very best authority that the managers of the company do not contemplate to remove to Niantic or any other point. On the contrary they expect to abandon their Bozrahville mill and concentrate their entire business here. A removal to Niantic or elsewhere would necessitate the sacrifice of $150,000 to $200,000, as the Colchester property would be comparatively worthless and could not be sold for ten per cent of its cost. The rubber works are the life of this village and furnish support for a large portion of its population. Many of the present employees have worked for the Haywood company for a long term of years and have invested their savings in building for themselves little homes. This class were greatly exercised over the rumor removal and the authoritative denial of it was a great relief to them.
Very few summer visitors have yet arrived. The village has been growing in favor as a summer resort during the past few years, and the Hooker house and several private boarding houses have done a successful business.

958. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Mansfield.
Courting seems to be all the rage in this north part of the town post now. The case of Ralph Church vs Eliza Shumway was called Wednesday. Plaintiff and defendant both appeared, but did not like the looks of the court house and we understand they will settle the matter without any courting. The case of Snow vs. LeMalley the will case was put over to the September term.
Mr. Charles Jacobson has just received a new invoice of Swedish people to assist him on his farms. They are hardy looking men and if they correspond with those that came last year, they will be thrice welcome in our neighborhood. We wish more would locate here for they make these rugged hills bloom like the rose.
In looking over the effects of the late Daniel B. Read they find an old gun which tradition says was carried through the French and Indian war by Dea. Matthew Read of Ashford and judging by the looks of the gun we should say tradition was correct.

959. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Westford.
H.O. Reed and a party of New York capitalists visited Westford on Wednesday to examine and test the various grades of ore on the Pioneer Gold Mining Co’s property, which embraces a large tract of territory bonded in this town, and which is under the charge at present of Charles F. Huntley, the original discoverer. The examination was thorough and the results were satisfactory, and the visitors were pleasantly surprised at the richness and quality of the ore. The appearance of the party on the mining company’s property excited much interest, and it is stated on good authority that they mean business. It is now confidently expected by the owners that the work upon the mines will shortly commence. Several properties of large extent have been bonded by the company’s representatives.

960. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Wanted—Cattle to Pasture.—Inquire of F.C. Byers, at Mrs. Marble’s on Maple Avenue.

961. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Farm, Store and Tenement to Rent. The Farm known as the Metcalf Place, also the Store and Tenement lately occupied by Henry E. Knowlton, now deceased. The above property will be rented low to good tenants. For particulars, call on or address. Mrs. Hattie S. Knowlton, West Ashford, Conn.

962. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: Found—A Bank Book of the Willimantic Savings Institute. Found on the road leading to Conantville Sunday evening. The owner may have the same by calling on Mrs. Palmer at Bingham’s box shop, Church street, and paying for advertisement.

963. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: About Town.
Horace Gallup of this place has sold his farm in Columbia to Louis Broussau.
The extension of Church street is now complete and open for public travel.
Louis Rollo, the barber under Hotel Commercial has been renovating and beautifying his shop by a number of improvements.
Another borough meeting this afternoon called for the purpose of rescinding the vote recently passed authorizing Summit street to be built.

964. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: A horse belonging to Ansel Arnold & Co., started to run down the railroad track yesterday with a heavy wagon but after going a short distance gave it up as a bad job and stopped.

965. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: The mechanics from the shops of W.G. & A.R. Morrison had a clam-bake and fish fry at Columbia reservoir Saturday and passed the time very agreeably at their pleasant resort. They returned late in the evening.

966. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: With few exceptions the subscribers for the picture meant to illustrate Willimantic refused to accept the worthless portrait which had been executed and those who did, received it under protest. The artist doubtless regards that imposition as a profitless adventure.

967. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: Mrs. C.C. Strong, of Westchester, who was on her way to Talcotville was overcome and rendered senseless by the heat at this depot Monday. She was conveyed to Dr. C.J. Fox’s office who labored two hours before he restored consciousness. She was able to proceed on her journey that evening.

968. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: The school meeting in district No w last evening was an unusually large gathering. The business moved along smoothly and the old officers were re-elected for next year.—W.C. Jillson, district committee and Hyde Kingsley clerk and treasurer. The official report exhibited the same excellent management of affairs that is characteristic of it. A one mill tax was laid to defray the expense of schools for the ensuing year.

969. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: As the evening train on the New London road was coming up last night, a man in the smoking car was seen to spit out the car window. Suddenly he sprang from his seat and shouted to the conductor to stop the train. His manner was so earnest and excited that the conductor instantly pulled the bell-rope, at the same time asking the passenger what was the matter. “I’ve lost my teeth out of the window” was the reply. A number of people aided him in his search for the missing molars, and in a few minutes they were back in his mouth, and the train came on.

970. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: A collision of teams, one driven by two ladies and the other belonging to John Killoury, occurred on Union street Wednesday evening. No damage was done to the first but the second was overturned and the horse and carriage were inextricably missed. The horse did effective work with his heels and after kicking steadily for ten minutes freed himself from the wagon. The injury to person was nothing and to property remarkable slight.

971. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: Samuel Mullen was arrested on Tuesday for overdriving a horse hired from the livery stable of John Killoury on Sunday, from the effects of which the horse died in about half an hour after being returned to the stable. It is said that Mullen engaged the team to go to South Coventry, but he afterwards drove to Windham, and notwithstanding the extreme heat, was not lenient in urging the animal on. He was taken before Judge Arnold, who, after fixing bonds at $300, which were promptly furnished by the accused, adjourned the case until Thursday.

972. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: James Murphy was arrested Monday forenoon by officer Flynn, brought before Justice Sumner, fined $1 and costs and being deficient that amount, sent to jail for thirty days. The cause of all this trouble for Murphy is his ugly drunken disposition, and at the time he was belaboring the door of his dwelling on Jackson street with an axe as a sort of supplement to a fracas which he had been having with his family. The officer called in assistance to arrest the offender who was averse to being meddled with in the midst of his sportive amusement and offered a stubborn resistance. A severe crack on the cranium from the policeman’s club brought sense to his head and a copious flow of crimson over his cheek, and to the lock-up he marched without further ado.

973. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: Personal Intelligence.
Miss Louisa Brewster of Elizabeth, N.J., is spending a few days with her cousin, Mrs. Marie H. Gallup.
Miss L. Anna Chesbrough, principal of a Hartford school, is spending her vacation with her parents in this village.
Mr. Thomas G. Page, formerly of this place, and now a prominent official of the Merrick Thread company at Holyoke, Mass., was in town a few days last week.
David Sweeny of Meriden was with his parents on a short visit last week.
Mr. Arthur Barr and family of Boston, are visiting Henry M. Hinde.
Harry W. Hall, son of H.C. Hall of this place, has just been promoted to the honorable and lucrative position of first assistant to the chief officer in the pension bureau of the navy department at Washington.
Miss May Holland is the owner of a very attractive turnout, composed of a pony and dog-cart, a present from her mother.
Mrs. Chapman and son of Springfield, are visiting the Hartson families in North Windham.
Mr. Alonzo Bingham and family of Brooklyn, N.Y., are visiting Mr. W.H.H. Bingham.
Mr. T.H. Allard, the French instructor, has gone to Brooklyn, N.Y., in the employ of Alonzo Bingham, paper box manufacturer.

974. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: When will the affairs of the putrid Trust Co. be wound up? Is the question which a large number of depositors would like to have answered. It has been about four years since the institution collapsed and to all appearances the end is no nearer than at six months from that time. The parties interested are remarkably patient people if they are satisfied with the course of things;--but as a matter of fact they are not perfectly contented to see their interest drift and dissolve in the process. Before we shall be able to chronicle a settlement we shall probably be obliged to add other names to the following list of deceased persons who have been intimately associated with the case: C.C. Crandall, Hon. Lafayette S. Foster, Egbert Hall, O.S. Seymore, Allen Lincoln, Thomas Turner, Hon. Geo. S. Moulton.

975. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: Conductor Baldwin of the New York & New England railroad carries a watch that was given him by Jesse James, the dead outlaw. Mr. Baldwin was formerly a conductor on the Iron Mountain road, Missouri, and it was his train from which the bandits secured $11,000, at Gadd’s Hill, in 1874. The conductor was at first robbed of his watch, but upon leaving the train James handed Baldwin a timepiece saying: “Excuse me, I did not think sir. You will need this to run your train by.”

976. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: Death of Horace Hall.—Our community was pained to learn on Wednesday afternoon last of the death of Horace Hall, although the event had not been unexpected for the last few days preceding the sad event. Horace Hall was born in the town of Sterling in this county in the month of May 1807 being one of a family of eight children four sons and four daughters. His father Deacon Hall was one of the prominent men of this country, being a pioneer in cotton manufacturing, then in its infancy and which has since assumed such gigantic proportions in this section of the state, and whose untimely death in the prime of manhood and usefulness by being crushed in the machinery of his mill created a profound sensation and universal regret. Mr. Hall’s advantages for acquiring an education were similar to thousands of other New England boys, he being a graduate of the common district school only, but with a well balanced mind, strong common sense, energy, and decision of character, in after life his influence was felt and appreciated in this community. In the fall of 1826 Mr. Hall came to Willimantic and taught the school in district No. 1 the following winter, in the spring of 1827 he entered the employ of the Windham Manufacturing company, as an overseer in the weaving department, in which situation he remained for some years when he assumed the superintendency of the whole manufacturing interests of the corporation covering a period in all of some twenty-seven years, fulfilling the various duties of his position with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of his employers. [unreadable portion]___tions than our departed friend says our informant, for home to him was the place above all others. A sad loss was the sudden death of his oldest son, a young man of great ability whom to know was to esteem. His father remarked to our informant at the time of his death that he would gladly exchange places with him could it but be so. Subsequent to leaving the employ of the Windham company Mr. Hall engaged successfully in mercantile business and to some extent in agriculture. Mr. Hall held various positions of honor and trust in the community, having represented the town in the legislature, justice of peace for a long series of years, selectman, holding successfully the office of director, vice-president and president of the Willimantic Savings Institute, all of which positions he filled with credit to himself and to the satisfaction of all concerned. From the time of taking up his residence here until his death a period of more than fifty years he was always found sustaining by precept and example all those measures which tend to benefit the community in which he lived. Sound in judgement decided in his opinions, says our informant. Mr. Hall leaves a wife and two sons, Henry L. Hall, editor of the Willimantic Journal, and John M. Hall, attorney at law in this place. The funeral was large attended by friends and acquaintances Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the late residence of the deceased. Rev. S.G. Willard of Colchester, a former pastor, assisted by Rev. S.R. Free officiated and the remains were buried in the Willimantic cemetery.

977. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: Mansfield Center.
The picnic inaugurated and carried out by the citizens of this place on the Fourth was a grand success. Although the day was threatening, a large number assembled with Mr. L.D. Brown as marshal.

978. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: Columbia.
The funeral of Miss Sarah Potter was attended on Wednesday the 5th inst. Rev. F.D. Avery officiating.
Last week was a gala week at the reservoir. Temple of Honor, from Willimantic, E.F. Reed and family, with visitors, Briggs party, Young party, H.E. Remington and party, Phosphorus Club, employees of W.G. & A.R. Morrison, about thirty in number, arriving at 1 o’clock p.m., Saturday and proceeding to the grove where they had been preceded by their baggage wagons, and where they passed very enjoyable time, indulging in a regular first-class clam-bake.
The cornet band held a picnic on Columbia Green on the 4th, furnishing the usual good tings. There was also a picnic at the residence of Mrs. Lydia Ticknor, West street, composed of the members of her family. Geo. W. Thompson while returning from there, accompanied by his wife and Amy, met with an accident which fortunately did not result seriously. A harness strap broke letting the wagon on the horse. Mr. T. guided the animal into the bank where she was thrown turning a somersault, with one of her characteristic squeals. This occurred on the steep hill by James P. Utley’s and it seems almost a miracle that one could escape with so little injury.
Miss L.C. Yeomans has a pink cactus that has about one hundred blossoms on it and it is needless to say attracts much attention from passers by.
Much commotion was excited on Thursday by the appearance of a runaway horse on the street which proved to be Bert Brown’s. The horse was fastened in the yard and as a workman saw some Guinea fowls soar near it with their peculiar cries, it is surmised that they frightened it and the animal broke loose just flying down Town street and along over the hills down Pine street with a pole attached to the rope dangling at its heels. It was finally secured near the school house without injuring any one during its escapade.
There was a French boy drowned at Hop River on the 4th inst. Some six lads got in a leaky boat and rowed out in the steam. The boat finally capsized and Supt. Phillips’ son, who could swim, took one lad on his back and this boy by the hair of his head, but finding he was becoming exhausted was necessitated to let go his hold and the youth sank. His body was recovered only about four feet from where he could have stood up in the water. Moral.—Boys learn to swim.

979. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: Special advices from Arizona state that the Indians are again on the warpath around the San Carlos reservation, killing settlers and running off stock.

980. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: Abington.
A large turtle was captured a few days since weighing it is estimated twenty-five pounds.
R.S. Bullard has a very handsome order wagon on his route.

981. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: Gurleyville.
Last Sabbath the Rev. A.J. Chaplin of Spring Hill, preached to us, in exchange with Rev. J. Gammons.
Fremont Dunham is home helping his father haying, as Mr. Maine graduated and received his diploma about the last of June.
Some of the best style and make of carriages and wagons passing over our roads, are those brought into town by Mr. J.D. Chaffee, of which quite a number have been sold, and we are informed that purchasers are every one happy.

982. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: Born.
Avery—In Lebanon, July 11th, a son to Elisha B. and Angelina L. Avery.

983. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: Married.
Storrs-Gilbert—In Coventry, June 27th, by the Rev. H.R. Hoisington, Edgar F. Storrs of Mansfield, and Annie Frances daughter of H.E.H. Gilbert of Coventry.
Fitch-Hough—In Willimantic, July 2, by the Rev. S. McBurney, Mr. George F. Fitch and Miss Annie L. Hough, both of Willimantic.

984. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: Died.
Kennedy—In Willimantic, July 2d, Thomas Kennedy, age 64 years.
Danahy—In Willimantic, July 2d, Patrick Danahy, aged 4 months.
Ashton—In Willimantic, July 11th, John Ashton, aged 7_ years.
Neff—In North Windham, July 6th, Eliza Jane Neff, aged 2_ years

985. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: About Town.
Uncommon occurrence – the moon twice full this month.
The birch beer drawn from H.H. Flint’s soda fountain is one of the most delightful of summer drinks.
H.C. Hall will have charge of the periodical stand at the camp ground and will also have charge of the mails.

986. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Rev. Henry DeForrest, president of Talladega college Alabama, who is visiting relatives in Mansfield preached at the Congregational church last Sunday.

987. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: A.C. Andrew, the popular music dealer in Bank building, has just added a large assortment of violin and guitar strings to his stock of musical merchandise.

988. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: The Plainfield Journal says: “M.E. Lincoln is building three new sheds at his lumber and coal yard in Jewett City to accommodate his growing business there.”

989. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: It is a dull day in the railroad yard when either a car or engine is not off the track at the Main street crossing. Monday a locomotive jumped the track at that point.

990. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: The town of Windham is represented on the committee of the Windham County Agricultural society by Selectman J.G. Martin, than whom they could not have made a better choice.

991. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Mrs. C.W. Strong of Westchester, whose physical prostration while on her way to Talcottville, at the depot was noticed in the Chronicle of last week died Monday morning at that place while in convulsions of the same nature of those sustained by her at this place.

992. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: W.H. Beckwith, formerly proprietor of the depot restaurant in this place but now of New London, has left his restaurant in charge of Edward Cody for a time, and accepted the position of steward on the steamer Block Island. Mr. Beckwith’s principal object is to recruit his health which is suffering from too close confinement.

993. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Conductor Hooks, son-in-law of Mr. Robert Brown of this place, who runs the 10:37 express out of this station for Boston was arrested at Norwood Friday, as was also the engineer of the train, and required to answer for the life of a man who had been hit by their train on a former day. After meeting the requirements of law they were allowed to proceed and on a subsequent day will be on bond to answer to the charge.

994. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Charles Baldwin, an employee in the bottling works of Dennis Shea, met with a severe accident while rolling a barrel of beer down stairs Saturday. The liquid had been standing in the sun during the day which caused it to work, and the motion of the barrel caused its head to burst out. The fragments struck Baldwin in the stomach and neck, knocking him senseless. He sustained an ugly cut under the chin and severe bruises of the body which were dressed by Dr. McNally, and he is now able to be about.

995. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: A little three-year-old boy named Freddie Hall, living on Spring street, one day last week wandered away from home, and was found by Superintendent Scott near the office of the Willimantic Linen Co. He gave his name, but could not tell where he lived. He said his mother worked in the mill, and Mr. Scott took him through the mills, but as his mother worked in the silk mill, he did not find her, nor could he find anyone who knew where the little fellow lived. Mr. Scott then put the boy in charge of officer Flynn. Meanwhile the grandmother of the child missed him from the house, and started out in search of the lost one. Some children informed her that they had seen a child going toward the mills, and on applying at the office she found that the boy was safe and in good hands, and soon had him at home again.

996. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: At a meeting of the court of Burgesses held at their office Monday evening July 17th voted to pay the following bills: Jas. Walden rent. $90.00, C.S. Billings care fire alarm, $10.00, Albert Harris surveying, $69.50, J.C. Lincoln for Hose Co., $10.00, A. Humphrey for stone, $5.20.

997. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: The dead body of J.J. Harrington the barber in Cranston block, was found on the railroad Tuesday morning at a point about midway between Milk street and Smith’s crossings. It was discovered by the engineer of the early Boston express, lying between the rails of the track, who stopped his train and run it onto a turnout and notified station Agent Brown after which he proceeded. A jury was promptly impaneled and after viewing the body adjourned until 7 o’clock in the evening to the court room for the purpose of taking evidence relative to the case. The information obtained was very meager, but under circumstances surrounding the body as it was found, the jury concluded on a verdict of accidental death caused from injuries inflicted by the cars. The left side of Harrington’s face was crushed and other bruises were found his body, and his hat and necktie were found thirty feet from the body. Suspicions of foul play have been hinted but the jury did not attach enough weight to these to require a searching investigation. When last seen he was turning the corner of Union and Milk streets somewhere between twelve and one o’clock Monday night, when it is supposed he was going to his home in Sodom. Many conflicting reports are in circulation and it is difficult to get any authentic particulars beyond the fact that he was found dead.

998. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Two teachers in the Natchaug school, Misses Rollins and Tiffany, severed their connection with the close of last term. Miss Rollins has been the assistant instructor in the high school for two years and her services have always given perfect satisfaction. She resigns on account of an insufficient salary, and in all probability it will be difficult for the district committee to supply the vacancy with another as accomplished teacher at any price. Miss Tiffany has been called to a Hartford school where she receives twice the salary paid her here. While sincerely approving Mr. Jillson’s management of the district affairs in other respects we must confess that we shall have to disagree with him in exercising a degree of economy in relation to teachers’ salaries that will deprive the school of its best instructors. The people gratefully acknowledge the fact that he has relieved them of a burdensome tax in a businesslike manner, and know that he is always quick, to serve their interests, but we believe that if they were called upon to express an opinion they would be unanimous for paying reasonably liberal salaries and retain the best teachers. We understand that yet another contemplates leaving the school. Teachers in the graded departments receive we believe $8,25 per week, which averaged for the year, by counting in the vacations when they are compelled to be idle, would be equal to about $6,00 a week, and it is evident that this is too little to compensate them for their preparation to become teachers.

999. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Personal Intelligence.
Rev. Edgar F. Clark of New Bedford, Mass., a former pastor of the Methodist church here, was in town Monday.
Mrs. W.H.H. Bingham has been visiting relatives in Westchester the past week.
Editor McLaughlin of the Tolland County Press paid us a neighborly call Friday.
Mrs. Elbridge Avery of Waukan, Wis., is visiting her sister, Mrs. A.C. Whittemore, on the Mansfield road.
General Grannis of San Francisco an intimate friend of Dr. Coggswell who offers this borough a water fountain, was the guest of Gen. L.E. Baldwin, Thursday.
Arthur G. Bottum, of Springfield, was in town calling on his old friends, Thursday.
Messrs. Don F. Johnson and E.E. Burnham were excursionists to Osprey Beach Friday and engaged themselves in an exterminating combat with the delicious clams that infest that resort. That they duly returned in exuberant spirits is good spoof that they were successful.
Miss Hattie G. Brainard arrived from New York Tuesday and will spend the summer at the residence of Mr. Harry Brainard.
Mr. W.C. Crandall and wife of Holyoke, Mass., are spending a few days with Mr. P.H. Storrs at Mansfield Center.
Mrs. E.F. Burleson of Jewett City is visiting at the residence of Mr. T.R. Congdon.
Rev. E.P. Barrows and wife of Ohio are visiting their son, Col. W.E. Barrows, president of the Willimantic Linen company.
Mrs. E.M. Palmer and Alice and Grace Palmer are on a week’s visit with relatives in Baltic.
Miss L. Anna Chesbrough and sister start today on a few weeks visit to relatives in Michigan.
Mr. E.E. Fox and wife of Meriden are visiting at their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Fox.
Mr. Otis K. Dimock of Hartford was in town over Sunday visiting relatives and friends.
Mr. A.B. Lincoln of the Providence Press was in town over Sunday.
Mr. M. Luther Barstow started today on a trip of pleasure and reconnaissance through Nebraska.
Mr. Geo. Baker has gone to Niantic to take charge of the roller skating rink at the Spiritualist camp meeting.
Mrs. A.R. Morrison goes to Vermont this week to make her relatives a long visit.
Mr. D.C. Barrows, the jeweler, is taking a week’s respite from business.
Miss Florence North goes to Mr. Desert today to be absent some time.
J.L. Hunter Esq., and Mr. James Dungan went to Canada today on business and will be absent until Monday.

1000. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: The case of the state against E.M. Thorn for wife beating, was, by adjournment before Justice Melony on Tuesday afternoon. The evidence was all put in, but the justice thought it needed careful reviewing before decision, and adjourned till this afternoon. We have not learned what, if any decision has been rendered. It is probable that the evidence puzzles the justice. Thorn before he was elevated for two successive years to the positions of doorkeeper and messenger of the General Assembly was caught in an immoral scrape at Norwich for which he was arrested and bound over, but the case was somehow settled before coming to trial. Thorn’s wife, like most other virtuous wives decidedly objected to her husband being over free with his love and attentions and he determined that his wife’s opposition to his free scattering of his affections was more than he would bear. He consulted counsel decided on a divorce, and it appears began to engineer to that end, in provoking his wife to assault him. It is alleged that he told her he couldn’t support her; pi_ched and allowanced her in fact, and in all the ways conceivable by a man in his straits with such an object in view sought to press her to resistance. His readiest witness was a woman, who, we are told, when he thought he had got his wife up to fighting pitch was sent for by Thorn to witness the family difficulty. A woman that Mrs. Thorn thought she had reason to be jealous of. In a nut shell, if proper conduct had been observed then would have been no serious family difficulty to be made matter for the courts and public criticism. When we see such a case as this of Thorn’s, we are led to think that Rev. Mr. Bacon’s opposition to our divorce laws is well founded.

1001. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Those members of Co. K. who have qualified in the 4th and 3d classes will assemble for target practice in the 1st and 2d classes on Saturday afternoon of this week. The company has fourteen men in these classes and an effort is making to qualify a team to shoot for the badge to be presented this fall. This company voted at a meeting Monday night to secure the services of Joel W. Webb as caterer during the week in camp.

1002. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Notice—Members and friends of the Willimantic Farmers club. You are requested to meet at the residence of N.P. Perkins Saturday July 22d, at 2 o’clock p.m., to see if the club will vote to hold a fair and exhibition the ensuing fall and make all necessary arrangements for the same, appoint committees, etc., and do all other business proper to be done at said meeting. We earnestly invite all to come, ladies and gentlemen, mechanics and manufacturers as well as farmers. N.P. Perkins, Sec., Arnold Warren, Pres.

1003. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Columbia.
Mrs. J.V. B. Prince and son were the guests of Mrs. Yeomans last week.
Miss Julia S. Avery is visiting her Aunt Ellen in Boston.
Fred Avery who has been in Boston in business during the past two years is going to Hartford to engage in the crockery business as assistant of Chas. H. Hurd on Main street.
The Misses Snow from Colchester are visiting Misses Hutchins and Sawyers all of the ladies being employed as teachers in Rockville.
Mrs. Sybil P. Robertson returned from Hartford last week where she has been visiting her son.
Mrs. William H. Post from Hartford with her son and daughter were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. N.H. Clark over the Sabbath.
A pleasant wedding party assembled last Wednesday at the residence of Willard B. Clark to witness the wedding ceremony at the marriage of their eldest daughter Miss Lida to Prescott B. Little son of Wm. B. Little. The party was composed of the immediate relatives of both the contracting parties.
Henry E. Lyman made a trip to New York last week.

1004. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Andover.
A son of Mr. H.C. Gilbert accidentally shot himself through the hand recently with a pistol. Dr. Bennett dressed the wound which is now doing well.
Mr. L.D. Post lost a valuable horse last Saturday. The horse seemed to be well in the morning, and before ten a.m. he was dead.

1005. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Baltic.
Lieutenant Joseph N. Weaver, conductor on the North Attleboro branch railroad, has resigned his position to assume the management of the Wansutta hotel at North Attleboro. Lieutenant Weaver was formerly a resident of this town.
The 5 o’clock p.m. Sunday meetings held in Sprague hall by the Rev. Mr. Sargent of Jewett City, are quite well attended.
The Rev. J.H. Sherman has a meeting every Sunday at 5 p.m. at the Pautipaug hill school house.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Baker of Providence, R.I., are the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Walter H. Chase.
Mrs. Horace Webler of the Rose of New England is the guest of Mrs. Byron H. Watson.
Thomas E. Bottomly, overseer of the cloth room at the Baltic mill, who took a two months’ furlough on account of poor health, has returned to his work greatly improved.
Several farmers in this section are building silos, in which they intend preserving corn and other fodder.

1006. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Woodstock.
Late Arrivals. Chas. Eccleston and wife of Hartford, Mrs. Frank Smith and Mrs. Goff of Willimantic, B.B. Haskell, wife and daughter of Hyde Park, Mass., Wm. Myers and bride, Jas. Carpenter, Wales, Mass, Edwin Child, Idaho, Mr. and Mrs. Burroughs five children, and maid, Brooklyn, N.Y., Miss Spratt, Saratoga, N.Y., Miss Wiggins, Springfield, Mass., Mr. and Mrs. Barling and two Misses Smith, Norwich, Mr. and Mrs. Allen and Master Clark of Montreal, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Briggs, New Bedford, Mrs. Wellington and two sons, Keene, N.H., Mrs. John Paine, Bridgeport, Miss K. Danielson, Danielsonville, F.H. Freeman and family, Putnam, Mr. Pope and family, Spencer, Mass., Miss Whitman, West Hartford, Miss Carrie Church, Washington, D.C., Mrs. Decker and family, New York, the Misses Williams, Clinton, Mass., Miss Eaton, Chelsea, Mass.
Rev. Thos. Holman of Rockford, Ill., has been revisiting his old parish in West Woodstock.
Jacob Parsons, a pauper pensioner of passionate temperament, got into a broil with another pauper at the alms-house on Monday morning. Mr. Miller, the steward interfered to stop the disorder. Parsons struck at Miller, and Miller seized the cane or club, when Parsons who is over 80, drew a dirk and plunged it into Miller’s side. The blade happened to strike the hip bone just about an inch below the abdomen, and glancing on that, Miller made a narrow escape from a most probable mortal wound. Parsons has fled, but will probably be arrested.
Mr. George Fox and wife are at Block Island.
Elisha Converse, the mayor of Malden City, Mass., is a Woodstock man by birth.
Hon. G.W. Phillips and son, and Master Wheelock all of Putnam, have been sojourning at the Powhatan house.
Mrs. Wm. H. Martin has sold a portion of her farm to Edward Chamberlin.
The Stocking farm has been purchased by Southbridge parties.
Two of our young men are just issuing books from the press: Wm. H. Smith, a very elegant translation of Thomas Ribot’s essay on “Diseases of the Memory” from the press of Appleton & Co.—Clarence W. Bowen, a history of the Connecticut Boundary Question, from the press of J.R. Osgood & Co., Boston. Both books are good examples of style and industry, but of very different character in treatment and subject.

1007. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Scotland.
A heavy thunderstorm passed over the village last Saturday. Lightning struck a tree in the yard of Mrs. David Fuller, and did some slight damage to the house. No one was injured.

1008. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: A dispatch from Fort Bowie, A.T., Friday reports a fight between Captain D. B. Lacy’s Globe Rangers and some Indians at Middleton ranch, with the loss of their horses to the Rangers.

1009. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Married.
McDermot-Mumps—In Willimantic, July 1st by the Rev. Richard K. Ashley, Mr. Henry McDermot of this place to Miss Margaret Mumps.

1010. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Died.
Winchester—In Canterbury, July 12th Mary Winchester, age 71 years.
Harrington—In Willimantic July 18, John Harrington, aged 23

1011. TWC Wed Jul 19 1882: Notice. This is to certify that I have given my daughter, Rosie Vacher, her time during the remainder of her minority. I shall hereafter collect none of her wages nor pay any of her debts after this date. Michael Vacher. Coventry, Ct., July 8th, 1882

1012. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: About Town.
Frank D. Long Post, G.A.R., is being supplied with uniforms.
Willimantic has one less physician and the danger from death is correspondingly lessened.
In the line of sewing machines there is no doubt that the Singer is far ahead of all others.
A pair of silver bowed eye glasses found on Pleasant street can be recovered by applying at this office.
Mrs. B.C. Grant will erect a house on the vacant lot on Church street next to Mrs. Jane Holland’s residence.
Work on the construction of the new street between the premises of C.B. Pomeroy and Edwin Bugbee has begun.
A stranger on Railroad street has been showing the moon through a telescope for ten cents a peep during the late pleasant evenings.
Mr. D.G. Lawson of this place and Rev. C.N. Nichols of Warrenville addressed a large temperance meeting in Boston last Friday evening.
One of our policemen desires us to discourage the lads who go in swimming at the rear of the spool shop in an entirely nude condition, and says if they persist in doing so he shall be obliged to arrest them.

1013. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Rev. S.R. Free will hold his last service at the Congregational church next Sunday evening previous to taking a month vacation. It is probable that the church will be closed during that time although that is not yet officially announced.

1014. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: The New London Day says: Capt. F. E. St. Clair has been appointed a committee to wait on Messrs. Webb of Willimantic, Gavitt of Westerly and Chafee of Middletown, to get their bids and select one of them as caterer for Co. I at the encampment.

1015. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: No village of equal importance in this section can boast of any more beautiful cemetery than Willimantic and our citizens have a just pride in it. The grounds symmetrically laid out, are kept in perfect condition and are looked upon with satisfaction by everyone who happens within the sacred precinct. The magnificent fence presented by Mr. George H. Chase will perpetuate his name, and a like donation for the rear of the yard would carry another man’s name to Willimantic posterity. Then nothing would be lacking.

1016. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: The corporators of the Dime savings bank held their annual meeting last Wednesday at the baking rooms and made choice of officers for the ensuing year. The board of last year was unanimously selected as follows: President, James Walden; executive committee, James Walden, Ansel Arnold, James E. Murray, Fred Rogers, William C. Jillson, E.G. Sumner, A.T. Fowler, J.L. Walden; secretary and treasurer, J.L. Walden. The treasurer’s report showed this bank to be a thriving institution and well managed. The people seem satisfied on these points and have expressed their approbation by increasing the deposits largely.

1017. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: There is no doubt that had Mr. James E. Hayden been appointed one of the railroad commissioners for this state-as we are informed there was a prospect of his being-the railroads in this place would be now particular about their conduct towards this village. His characteristic energy and industry would have compelled them to have provided more suitable facilities for the accommodation of this village. He would have made a good commissioner. As it is we are obliged to be satisfied with no depot, no gates and no protection. There is a possibility, however, that something may be accomplished through Col. W.E. Barrows, who is a director of the New York and New England road. Some of the officials were here last week looking over the ground for a new depot, but it is not likely that anything in the way of improvement can be attributed to this incident.

1018. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: The base ball contest between the doctors and book-keepers which takes place next Saturday on Hickey’s lot promises to be the most interesting that has occurred this season. The make-up of the nines is as follows: Book-keepers—H.R. Lincoln, J.L. Walden, E.G. Hathaway, F.A. Sanderson, W.S. Crane, I.A. Culverhouse, H.U. Parrent, C.N. Daniels, G.S. Arnold. Doctors—F.H. Houghton, T.R. Parker, E.D. C. Card, C.H. David, A. David, W. Ashley, J. Leonard, J. Smith. This is a formidable collection of gentlemen not entirely wanting in base ball talent and we expect to witness a good game.

1019. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Farmer’s Club—The meeting of the Willimantic Farmers’ club on Saturday last at the residence of N.P. Perkins was well attended and the most harmonious of any business meeting since the formation of the club. The president, Mr. Arnold Warren, called the meeting to order and the club at once proceeded to business. It was unanimously voted to hold a fair the 28th, 29th and 30th of Sept. The following gentlemen were appointed on executive committee and it is hoped they will work “with a will,” as much depends on the efforts of this committee, and cause the produce, cattle, domestic, manufactures, &c., to be fully brought out and exhibited: Windham—J.G. Martin, E.A. Buck; Coventry—Frank Spaulding; Scotland—A.S. Chapman, Cap. Rufus Haskins; Lebanon—Joseph C. Crandall; Mansfield—Ralph W. Storrs, Geo. L. Rosebrooks; Columbia—S.B. West; Chaplin—Origen Bennett; Andover—Charles B. Stearns; Ashford—D.O. Lombard; Willington—Wm. H. Holt; Hampton; D.M. Demming; Hebron—Ralph L. Gilbert. The following gentlemen and ladies were appointed committees to judge all articles exhibited.
Produce No. 1—Jared Stearns, Mansfield; Martin Parker, Coventry; H.A. Franklin, Andover. Produce No. 2—J.A. Lewis, Windham; J.J. Andrews, Mansfield; C.W. Avery, Ashford. Produce No. 3—Bradford Larkin, Windham; Alexander Hawkins, Coventry; Mrs. V.D. Stearns, Mansfield. Horticulture—T.S. West, Columbia; Isaac Larkin, Lebanon; Mrs. J.A. Lewis, Willimantic. Sheep and Swine—Wm. Reynolds, Mansfield; Merrick Barton, Chaplin; Giles Little, Columbia. Poultry—J.D. Jillson, Willimantic; Albert Brown, Columbia; Horace E. Brown, Scotland. Blood Stock—N.L. Babcock, Coventry; Ralph W. Storrs, Mansfield; J.G. Martin, Windham. Grades and Native Stock—H.W. Storrs, Mansfield; B.F. Bennett, Windham; D.M. Demming, Hampton. Working Oxen and Steers—Geo. Parker, Coventry; Geo. C. Martin, Willimantic; Robert Brown, Columbia. Horses, Colts and Draft Horses—A.T. Walker, Windham; Wm. Latimer, Coventry; A.W. Maine, Scotland. Single Carriage Horses and Pairs—P.G. Hanks, Mansfield; Norman Dunham, Coventry; Fred Burnham, Hebron. Trotting Horses—Edward Harris, Willimantic; James McFarlane, Mansfield, L.H. Leonard, Hebron. Domestic Manufactures—John M. Alpaugh, Willimatnic; Mrs. Frank Spaulding, Coventry; Mrs. Jared Stearns, Mansfield. Arts and Fine Arts—Rev. K.B. Glidden, Mansfield; Mrs. James E. Hayden, Willimantic; Mrs. Henry Mason, Coventry. Agricultural Tools—G.L. Rosebrooks, Mansfield; C.B. Stearns, Andover; Philo Burgess, Lebanon. Daisy Utensels—Wm. B. Hawkins, Willimantic; Mrs. B.D. Crandall, Lebanon; Mrs. James J. Slate, Mansfield. Horse and Ox Shoes—D.H. Jacobs, Mansfield; Alonzo Green, Willimantic; Cullen Potter, Coventry. Mr. James E. Hayden was appointed Supt of the hall, and D.H. Jacobs Supt of grounds. Deacon Wm. B. Hawkins was appointed a committee to confer with merchants, milliners, dress makers and others so their exhibitions will be less expensive to them.

1020. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Personal Intelligence.
Mr. Charles R. Utley is spending a week with his father in Chaplin.
Mr. Hiram Conant of East Hampton was in town Monday.
O.S. Perkins and family are visiting at Pleasant Valley.
Mrs. Dr. Colgrove and son are at Niantic for a fortnight.
Miss Minnie J. Couch of Glastonbury has been the guest of Miss Hattie Taylor for a fortnight.
Mr. J.S. Morrison has just returned from a three weeks vacation at his home in Windsor.
Miss Hattie Taylor has gone on a visit to New London.
Principal C.A. Holbrook and wife have gone to Arlington, Vt., for a month.
Mr. A.R. Morrison returned yesterday from a short visit with relatives in Windsor.
Messrs. A.B. Palmer and W.L. Harrington have been spending a few days at Bullock’s Point.
Mrs. Estella Johnson, of Providence, returned yesterday from a visit to Miss Sadie Caswell.
Senator Hammond of the Sixteenth district was in town Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Taintor and family of Staten Island N.Y., are at the Taintor homestead in Windham.
Mr. and Mrs. Reuben Smith and family of Cleveland, O., are visiting at Mr. Alfred Kinne’s in Windham.
Mrs. Edward Dorrance of Newark, N.J., is to spend the summer at Mr. Rufus Huntington’s in Windham.
Miss Carrie Thompson, of Wilton, Ct., is spending a few weeks at Mrs. Julia Arnold’s in Windham.
Miss L.P. Rollins, of Brookline, Mass., assistant principal of the Natchaug high school is in town bidding her many friends goodbye.
Mrs. Loomis of New Jersey, is spending the summer at Mrs. Walcott’s in Windham.
Dr. E. Huntington of Windham, who has been ill for some months, does not seem to improve.
Miss Clara Carpenter is spending a month with friends in Westford.

1021. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Mrs. E.W. Snow, who has been ill of a mysterious disease that has baffled the skill of physicians for more than a year, died at her home on Bellevue street, Sunday night. She was a lady of good qualities and much respected and beloved by a large circle of friends and relatives. She leaves a husband to mourn his loss.

1022. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Mr. George Shepard has launched a handsome little steam yacht on the Willimantic river. She draws two feet of water and her length is sixteen feet four inches by four ft. six inches in breadth. We understand she will be used for a pleasure boat during the warm weather and may be chartered by private parties.

1023. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: The Main street railroad crossing was again the scene of an engine off the track this morning. The switch at that point leads to three different tracks and the engine accomplished the difficult feat of resting wheels on each of three tracks. An escapade that a New York and New England locomotive is not capable of isn’t worth mentioning.

1024. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Jury List,--On Monday of last week Hon M.H. Sanger of Canterbury, Porter B. Peck, Esq., of Chaplin and S.L. Crandall, clerk of the superior court meet in Danielsonville and made up the jury list for the county, selecting the following names from this and surrounding towns.
Windham: Freeman D. Spencer, Charles Larrabee, Edward L. Burnham, William Wales, Edward S. Lincoln, J.G. Martin, Edwin H. Hall Jr., James B. Bliven, A.N. Cunningham, E.E. Burnham, L.J. Hammond, J.A. Lewis, W.W. Follett, G.C. Martin, Bradford Larkin, F.M. Lincoln, George F. Lyman, E.A. Buck, M.L. Tryon, S.F. Loomer, A.H. Bates, T.R. Congdon, Henry Harvey, O.A. Sessions, Charles T. Barstow, J.M. Alpaugh, E.H. Holmes, Jr., Ezra Stiles, Jonathan Hatch, A.B. Adams, John B. Johnson, F. Rogers, Lucius Upton, M.E. Lincoln, Henry Page, Chester Tilden, William Swift, C.S. Billings, Waldo Bingham, Henry Larrabee.
Ashford: John S. Fitts, Andrew H. Byles, John T. Greene, John A. Brown, Elisha D. Grant, Peter Platt, Merritt E. Gallup, John F. Brooks, George Platt, Nathan J. Mosely, W.C. Durkee, John Smith, D.O Lombard, Thomas F. Dunham, W.W. Gardner, Albert C. Squier.
Eastford: A.C. Sumner, Henry Trowbridge, C.E. Barrows, Henry A. Braman,W.H. Clemens, Ira Morse, M.F. Latham, I.M. Keith, S.A. Wheaton, D.P. Carpenter, J.K. O’Keeffe, F.D. Bowen, S.G. Bowen, John H. Fitts.
Chaplin: Origen Bennett, Edson D. Fuller, Edgar S. Lincoln, C. Edwin Griggs, Justin B. Holt, John K. Utley, Pearl L. Peck, Jessie S. Turner, Jira L. Backus, George Martin, Mason A. Bates, David Nichols.
Hampton: J.W. Congdon, Reuben S. Elliott, Henry G. Taintor, Joseph W. Clark, Wm. H. Burnham, I.W. Hammond, A.J. Greenslit, George M. Holt, John R. Tweedy, R.W. Robinson, Edgar H. Newton, George M. Davis.
Canterbury: George T. Kendall, Willie H. Johnson, Jirah Hyde, B.A. Kenyon, Lyman N. Appley, Gilbert A. Palmer, Thomas G. Clark, George E. Larkham, Julius Williams, George F. Richman.
Scotland: Amos B. Burnham, Lewis Gager, A.W. Maine, Lucian Bass, Waldo Bass, Nathan Witter, Henry H. Cary, Charles Burnham, Amos Chapman, Kingsbury Cady.

1025. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Ashford.
Through the suggestion of Col. C.D. Dean to Congressman Wait, that gentleman has forwarded eighteen volume of Congresssional Records and other works to the Babcock library of Ashford which makes a valuable addition to the library, which now numbers about two thousand volumes. This library was founded about eighteen years ago by a donation from Archibald Babcock of Charleston, Mass., to the town of Ashford of three thousand dollars, the interest to be applied annually for the purchase of books and maintenance of a free public library to all the inhabitants of the town. This library has been of great benefit to the town, furnishing reading matter to all its inhabitants free. The committee have spared no pains in selecting and purchasing such books as will be most interesting and instructive to the public. A new catalogue of all the books will soon be furnished to every inhabitant of the town.
Buck & Dawley have a gang of haymakers on their Bicknell farm in Ashford gathering the crop.
John Porteous and wife of Norwich have been spending a week in Willington and in the meantime visited the Coventry lake, (which has such a hard name to pronounce) and enticed some of the bass of said lake to accompany them home. John is a fair fisherman, but is nowhere alongside of his partner in business, Mr. Mitchel.
Mrs. H.H. Thomas is visiting her daughter in Hoosac, N.Y.
D.O. Lombard and wife have just returned form a week’s visit to friends in Mass., and Rhode Island.
Many of the citizens of Ashford have been having views of their residences taken by a Stafford artist.
The wife of Rev. E.P. Mathewson is visiting her parents in Warrenville.
Quite an excitement prevailed here over the reported murder of Wm. Miller the keeper of the poor house in Woodstock last week. Mr. Miller formerly lived in Ashford and was well known here and has relatives living here, who were quite anxious to know if the report was really true, that he was killed in the way reported, but were greatly relieved on finding, that although severely, he is not dangerously injured, and his recovery is looked forward to with pleasure.
Albert James is slowly recovering from his fall of last week. As he was retiring for the night, and he reached the top of the stairs, from some cause either from dizziness, or other causes hard to be explained he fell down stairs, and lay all night with his head on the bottom stair and his feet up, and when found in the morning was nearly dead, having completely lost the use of one limb. Dr. Robinson was immediately called and succeeded in bringing him to consciousness, although his heart had nearly ceased beating, and he had been gradually recovering since, although he experienced great pain when circulation commenced to take place in his limbs. He is very much better now.

1026. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Columbia.
Rev. F.D. Avery announced to his audience at the beginning of the afternoon service last Sabbath that he should be absent two weeks on a visit to Cape May and during that time the Sabbath school would occupy the place of the usual morning service and on the afternoon of the 3d Aug. Dr. James K. Hazen of Richmond Va., would occupy the pulpit.
Miss Lizzie J. Brown left town for Essex Mass., on Monday, also Miss Julia S. Avery for Keene N.H., where she visits a Holyoke school friend and with this friend will spend a couple of weeks at the White Mts.
William H. Yeomans and son leave town this week for a trip to Martha’s Vineyard, Quissett and other places.
Dept. Sheriff S.H. Dewey and family spent the Sabbath in town.
Mrs. Isabel Yeomans has her sister Mrs. Richards and children from Bristol visiting her and is expecting her sister Mrs. Kimball from Washington D.C., also another sister Mrs. Charles Graham, from New York.
Fred O. Clark and wife are expected at N.H. Clark’s this week.
Mrs. Spencer Lane became the possessor of a very fine little daughter last week.
J.F. B. Prince caught in the reservoir an eel four feet in length that lacked only two ounces of weighing eight pounds.
Some rascals entered the premises of Mr. J. Buck on Chestnut Hill and put Paris Green in several heaps of hay. Mr. B. proposes to burn the hay. He is a man respected by all and what motive one could have in committing such a dastardly act cannot be imagined.

1027. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: East Willington.
The dwelling house of James Hoyt at Daleville formerly owned by Mrs. Hannah Grant was burned with a part of its contents on Monday morning. Partly insured, but a heavy loss. Cause of the fire is a mystery as there was no fire in the house. The loss of Mr. Hoyt alone above insurance will not be less than 1000 dollars which will come heavy on him but will not affect his business we all hop and think.

1028. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Colchester.
The bell on the First church has been re-hung, a new yoke having been procured from Troy, and its fine tones are again clearly heard. It was purchased at Midway, by Dr. Frederick Morgan as the agent of the society, forty-eight years ago, and has done excellent service during all these years, for three congregations, and a part of the time for four. The labors of the sexton has now been lightened by a separate apparatus for tolling.
Numerous friends of Mrs. C.W. Strong from Westchester and Colchester attended her funeral at Talcottville, on Wednesday the 19th. The funeral of her brother, C. Denison Talcott, occurred on Thursday. He has been the head man of that village. The fine chapel and the large church that worships in it, the handsome brick school house, and spacious brick building in which a public library has been begun, are witnesses to the breadth and liberality of the views of Mr. Talcott, and his brother, Deacon Horace Talcott, who died in 1871. Few manufacturers have done more to make the home life of those in their employ more cheerful, or the village about them more inviting.
Mr. J.M. Linsley has the sympathy of his neighbors in the loss of a fine horse, which got loose from its stall on Saturday morning and found a small quantity of Paris green mixed with middlings, which has been carefully hid away on anther part of the barn floor.

1029. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Born.
Dickinson—In Willimantic, July 24th, a son, Elmer Albert, to Charles E. and Lydia M. Dickinson.
Taylor—In Willimantic, July 24th, a daughter to Newell L. and Hattie E. Taylor.

1030. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Died.
Snow—In Willimantic, July 23d, G.Winfield Snow, aged 35 years and 7 months.

1031. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Advices from Tucson, A.T., state that the hostiles now on the warpath are killing the settlers, burning their buildings and crops and running off stock.

1032. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: South Windham.
At last the building owned by Adams’ Nickel company is to be again used for manufacturing purposes. A company has been formed with a capital stock of $50,000 for the manufacture of buffing or polishing wheels to be used in plating shops. They expect to start about the middle of August, and if the experiment should prove a success, it will be an important addition to the industries carried on here. The new wheel is made of yarn and it is expected to answer every purpose besides being very much cheaper than those now in use which are made of cotton cloth.
Messrs. L.W. Carroll & Son of Norwich, have been buying a large quantity of wool in this locality lately. Five thousand pounds were shipped from this station one day recently, for which was paid a price varying from 28 to 40 cents a pound.

1033. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: North Windham.
Work on the mill is being pushed rapidly. With such men as Samuel Ford in charge of the excavations, Sanford Comins of the stone work and E.F. Reed of the saw and hammer department, it is no wonder that extensive daily progress is made. The addition is already covered, and the belfry is completed. This with its accompanying vane, gives a finished appearance to the whole structure.
Mr. A.B. Sharp of Joliet, Ill., has completed his visit in Conn., and was accompanied to his house, by Miss Sarah L. Peck, who expects to go from there to Montreal in September. Miss Julia M. Peck is spending her vacation at home.

1034. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Some Apache renegades, who broke from San Carlos and attacked McMillenville, A.T., were overtaken forty miles east of Verde and badly beaten by Captain Choffee. The Indians lost twenty bucks and much stock.

1035. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: The official report of the fight with Indians in Arizona represents that twenty of them were killed. A soldier and a scout were killed on the aide of the army and Lieutenants Converse and Morgan and five men were wounded. Troops are in pursuit of the fugitive savages.

1036. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: The San Carlos Indian band in New Mexico have left their reservation and are plundering and killing the whites.

1037. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Canterbury.
Miss May T. Almy of Norwich and Miss Idella F. Hill of Killingly are visiting in this village.
Mr. John Payne, a native of this town now of Boston, Mass., with wife and daughter, were in town last week.
The Hon. M.H. Sanger has recently been appointed town clerk in the place of William S. Adams, resigned.
The Rev. J.N. Kopf takes his vacation this week.

1038. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Scotland.
Rev. S. McBurney gave an excellent sermon to a large congregation on Sunday. The singing was unusually good. The society committee has made arrangements with Mr. McBurney to supply the pulpit until camp meeting.
Mr. & Mrs. Henry Bingham finish their labors here this week, and will move to Morrisville, N.Y.
Miss Lillian Baldwin is visiting relatives in Willimantic.

1039. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Lebanon.
A Card.—Permit me through the columns of the Chronicle to express my grateful acknowledgments to each and al of those kind friends who, while in a crippled and helpless condition, so promptly and generously came to my aid and rendered such valuable assistance. Such favors and kindnesses are thoroughly appreciated and can never be forgotten. J.A. Gager, Lebanon, Conn.

1040. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: For Sale—A New Cottage located on Bassett Park, pleasantly situated, suitably arranged for one family. Will be sold cheap for cash. For information apply to the owners. Francis Dougherty, Charlotte Dougherty.

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