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.
TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: About Town.
The foundation for two houses are being laid on the Byers property on
A dog lost in Goshen was returned in two days after being advertised
in the Chronicle.
Geo. Roods 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 oclock
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 dont
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 mammas 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
Daniel Martin and family of Brooklyn, N.Y., are spending the summer on
Mr. Martins 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
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
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 Sandersons
Fred S. after which Geo. C. Jordens star won the three heats.
In the other race of four-year-olds, J.B. Johnsons 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. OBrien
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 landlords 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
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
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 Barnums 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 Cooleys
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 oclock 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 minutesboth 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.
ChamberlinIn Willimantic, June 29, a son to Walter T. and Etta
LymanIn Willimantic, July 2nd, a daughter to Richard O. and Estelle
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
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
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
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 Cos 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 companys 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 companys representatives.
960. TWC Wed Jul 5 1882: WantedCattle to Pasture.Inquire
of F.C. Byers, at Mrs. Marbles 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: FoundA 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 Binghams 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. Foxs
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. Ive
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 policemans
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
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.
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 Gadds 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. Halls 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 oclock 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 oclock 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
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. Utleys 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
Much commotion was excited on Thursday by the appearance of a runaway
horse on the street which proved to be Bert Browns. 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
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.
AveryIn Lebanon, July 11th, a son to Elisha B. and Angelina L.
983. TWC Wed Jul 12 1882: Married.
Storrs-GilbertIn Coventry, June 27th, by the Rev. H.R. Hoisington,
Edgar F. Storrs of Mansfield, and Annie Frances daughter of H.E.H. Gilbert
Fitch-HoughIn 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.
KennedyIn Willimantic, July 2d, Thomas Kennedy, age 64 years.
DanahyIn Willimantic, July 2d, Patrick Danahy, aged 4 months.
AshtonIn Willimantic, July 11th, John Ashton, aged 7_ years.
NeffIn 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. Flints 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. Beckwiths
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 Smiths 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 oclock 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 Harringtons
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 oclock 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. Jillsons 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
Editor McLaughlin of the Tolland County Press paid us a neighborly call
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.
Arthur G. Bottum, of Springfield, was in town calling on his old friends,
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.
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 weeks 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
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
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
Mr. D.C. Barrows, the jeweler, is taking a weeks 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. Thorns
wife, like most other virtuous wives decidedly objected to her husband
being over free with his love and attentions and he determined that
his wifes 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 couldnt 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 Thorns, we are led to think
that Rev. Mr. Bacons opposition to our divorce laws is well
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: NoticeMembers and
friends of the Willimantic Farmers club. You are requested to meet
at the residence of N.P. Perkins Saturday July 22d, at 2 oclock
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
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 oclock 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
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 Millers 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
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 Ribots 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. Lacys 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-MumpsIn 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.
WinchesterIn Canterbury, July 12th Mary Winchester, age 71 years.
HarringtonIn 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
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 Hollands 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
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
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 mans name to Willimantic posterity. Then nothing would
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 treasurers
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
1018. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: The base ball contest between
the doctors and book-keepers which takes place next Saturday on Hickeys
lot promises to be the most interesting that has occurred this season.
The make-up of the nines is as follows: Book-keepersH.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. DoctorsF.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: Farmers ClubThe
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: WindhamJ.G. Martin, E.A.
Buck; CoventryFrank Spaulding; ScotlandA.S. Chapman, Cap. Rufus
Haskins; LebanonJoseph C. Crandall; MansfieldRalph W. Storrs, Geo.
L. Rosebrooks; ColumbiaS.B. West; ChaplinOrigen Bennett; AndoverCharles
B. Stearns; AshfordD.O. Lombard; WillingtonWm. H. Holt; Hampton;
D.M. Demming; HebronRalph L. Gilbert. The following gentlemen and ladies
were appointed committees to judge all articles exhibited.
Produce No. 1Jared Stearns, Mansfield; Martin Parker, Coventry;
H.A. Franklin, Andover. Produce No. 2J.A. Lewis, Windham; J.J.
Andrews, Mansfield; C.W. Avery, Ashford. Produce No. 3Bradford
Larkin, Windham; Alexander Hawkins, Coventry; Mrs. V.D. Stearns, Mansfield.
HorticultureT.S. West, Columbia; Isaac Larkin, Lebanon; Mrs. J.A.
Lewis, Willimantic. Sheep and SwineWm. Reynolds, Mansfield; Merrick
Barton, Chaplin; Giles Little, Columbia. PoultryJ.D. Jillson, Willimantic;
Albert Brown, Columbia; Horace E. Brown, Scotland. Blood StockN.L.
Babcock, Coventry; Ralph W. Storrs, Mansfield; J.G. Martin, Windham.
Grades and Native StockH.W. Storrs, Mansfield; B.F. Bennett, Windham;
D.M. Demming, Hampton. Working Oxen and SteersGeo. Parker, Coventry;
Geo. C. Martin, Willimantic; Robert Brown, Columbia. Horses, Colts and
Draft HorsesA.T. Walker, Windham; Wm. Latimer, Coventry; A.W. Maine,
Scotland. Single Carriage Horses and PairsP.G. Hanks, Mansfield;
Norman Dunham, Coventry; Fred Burnham, Hebron. Trotting HorsesEdward
Harris, Willimantic; James McFarlane, Mansfield, L.H. Leonard, Hebron.
Domestic ManufacturesJohn M. Alpaugh, Willimatnic; Mrs. Frank Spaulding,
Coventry; Mrs. Jared Stearns, Mansfield. Arts and Fine ArtsRev.
K.B. Glidden, Mansfield; Mrs. James E. Hayden, Willimantic; Mrs. Henry
Mason, Coventry. Agricultural ToolsG.L. Rosebrooks, Mansfield;
C.B. Stearns, Andover; Philo Burgess, Lebanon. Daisy UtenselsWm.
B. Hawkins, Willimantic; Mrs. B.D. Crandall, Lebanon; Mrs. James J. Slate,
Mansfield. Horse and Ox ShoesD.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
Messrs. A.B. Palmer and W.L. Harrington have been spending a few days
at Bullocks 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 Kinnes in Windham.
Mrs. Edward Dorrance of Newark, N.J., is to spend the summer at Mr. Rufus
Huntingtons in Windham.
Miss Carrie Thompson, of Wilton, Ct., is spending a few weeks at Mrs.
Julia Arnolds 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. Walcotts
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 isnt 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. OKeeffe, 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
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 weeks 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
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 Marthas
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. Clarks this week.
Mrs. Spencer Lane became the possessor of a very fine little daughter
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.
DickinsonIn Willimantic, July 24th, a son, Elmer Albert, to Charles
E. and Lydia M. Dickinson.
TaylorIn Willimantic, July 24th, a daughter to Newell L. and Hattie
1030. TWC Wed Jul 26 1882: Died.
SnowIn Willimantic, July 23d, G.Winfield Snow, aged 35 years and
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
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 SaleA 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.