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The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1883

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.

1064. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: About Town.
J.D. Sweet & Son., have sold their fish market on Railroad street to Gale & Hanks.
Dr. J.E. LeRocque has located his office above R.W. Hooper's store.
Wanted. A competent girl to do general housework. Enquire at this office.
The silk mills are not running this week. Making their usual stop on Fourth of July week for inventory.
Dr. E.G. Sumner has been appointed medical examiner by Coroner Phelps for the town of Mansfield.
J.T. Fanning, Esq., of this village received from Holy Cross college at Worcester last Thursday the degree of A.M.
A number of the Baptists of this place have purchased building lots on the new Baptist rendezvous on Crescent Beach.
Willie Ellis, Pleasant street, in falling from a cherry tree, cut quite a gash in his forehead Saturday afternoon. Dr. McNally dressed the wound.
The laws passed by the last General Assembly have been received by Town Clerk Wales in pamphlet form and are ready for distribution.
Mrs. James M. Johnson of Windham has just completed a very elaborate silk bedquilt of many colors in which appears some of the handsomest embroidery work which we have ever seen.

1065. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: One of the attractive features to the Willimantic river this season will be the handsome steam yacht which was last Thursday launched on that stream by Messrs. George Clark and Frank Bradbury.

1066. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: George A. Conant was awarded the first prize for declamation at Natchag high school last Tuesday evening and Arthur Gates the second. Fannie Hatheway received the prize for the most progress in penmanship. These were the only prizes offered this year.

1067. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Mr. Henry Fitch a native of this town but who had resided in the west for some seventeen years past, died at the residence of his sister, Mrs. Spaulding, in South Coventry on Sunday at the age of 63 years. He returned east a few months since because of ill health and has steadily declined until his death.

1068. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Natchaug Lodge No. 22 Knights of Pythias elected the following officers last Tuesday evening and they will be installed this evening by D.D. G.C., Wm. N. Potter; C.C. , Geo. H. Purington; V.C., H.R. Alford; P, John G. Keigwin; M. of A.D., F. Hooker; M. of F., F.H. Houghton, trustee, John G. Keigwin.

1069. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: John Killourey has succeeded William Worden as street lighter. Since the failure of the United States street lighting Co. the Court of Burgesses has not succeeded in placing a contract with any other company and have in consequence been doing their own lighting. During this period they have been unable to obtain gasoline with which the lighter would do the work satisfactorily and the lamps have most of the time borne the appearance of looking for an eclipse of the sun so badly were they smoked.

1070. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: The storm which threatened this village from the west last evening and which passed around to the south of us, developed into a species of cyclone along the sound and reports from Norwich and New London record a considerable damage to property and a loss of one life. A boat crossing the Thames river at New London occupied by three persons capsized by the wind and a lady drowned. This village has good cause to congratulate itself upon its narrow escape from a destructive wind storm.

1071. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: A young man named George Taylor residing at The Oaks, while painting the spire of the new Episcopal church fell a distance of some thirty feet to the ground Monday morning. He was perched on a not very substantial ladder which stood astride the ridge pole of the church and leaned against the spire when suddenly it spread out from the rungs and he was precipitated to the roof from which he slid in a helpless manner striking the ground near to a pile of rocks. Had his landing place been a short distance either way the accident must have ended fatally. Dr. Gallup was summoned and upon examination found a sprained wrist and an ugly cut on his face the only injuries sustained.

1072. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: The annual graduation exercises of the Academy of the Holy Family occurred at Baltic last Thursday. This a Catholic institution of learning devoted to the education of females preparatory to their entrance into the service of the church. The people of that persuasion in this village have a special interest in the school and a number of young ladies from the best of families here are pursuing the course there. Thursday's programme was very elaborate and interesting, made up of literary and vocal selections of high order. The only person upon whom graduating honor were conferred this year was Miss Maggie O'Loughlin daughter of Michael O'Loughlin of this place. Miss L. Cleary, a friend of the graduate, took first prize for general scholarship.

1073. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Henry B. Smith a former clothing merchant of this place doing business in the present store of H.E. Remington & Co.; fell dead at East Haven last Friday morning. He was probably suffering from the effects of overdrink and between 4 and 5 o'clock in the morning the proprietor of the Forbes house where he was stopping heard some one coming down stairs. He found Smith in the sitting room. Smith said all the college students were after him and rushed out of doors half dressed. He was followed, and when overtaken was found lying face downward in a hollow of the road. He was stone dead. Coroner Bollmann was promptly summoned. On Smith's person were found $150 in cash, $16,410 in promissory notes, a gold watch and chain, a diamond stud, and a pocketbook containing various business papers which seemed to fully identify
him. The body was removed to the hospital, where Medical Examiner Dr. M.C. White performed an autopsy upon it in the afternoon. The cause of death was found to be acute neuralgia. The body has been claimed by a relative in Holyoke where Smith resided.

1074. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Court of Burgesses. The regular monthly meeting of the Court of Burgesses was held at the Borough office Monday evening, the Warden presiding and a full board being present. Mr. A.S. Turner appeared and asked that some action be taken by the Borough to reimburse him for the outlay in relaying water pipes on Turner street. The matter was tabled. Mr. Harry Boss appeared and asked that the Borough take some action to clear out culvert on North street. Mr. H.h. Flint was also heard in relation to same matter, referred to Warden for investigation. The following bills were read and ordered paid. Labor bill, month of June, 572.40; Silas F. Loomer, insurance, $21; Jas. Walden, rent fire department, $75; F.L. Clark, policeman, $60; Dwight W. Shurtliff, $60; Chas. T. Brown, policeman, $60; Sanford A. Comins, paving, $62; Fanny Y. Fitch, interest, $37.50; John Haggerty, labor, $3.75; R. Davison, rent fire department, $56.20; Michael Sullivan, paving, $53.10; Willimantic Savings Institute, rent, $37.50; Willimantic Gas Co., gas, 25 cents; Wm. P. Worden, street lighter, $56.34; John S. Smith, sand, $87.75. The Case, Lockwood & Brainard Co., printing, $23. Voted to dissolve.

1075. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: School Meeting. The annual school meeting in district No. 1 last Thursday evening was largely attended and a spirited gathering as was expected. There was a lively contest over the choice of a district committee and five ballots were taken before an election was reached, the last vote standing 60 for Edwin H. Hall and 57 for Charles E. Carpenter. Geo. A. Conant was chosen clerk and treasurer in place of S.J. Miller. The question of better school accommodations was discussed at some length and was finally referred to a committee composed of E.B. Chappell, J.E. Hayden and E.E. Burnham to act with the district committee and present some feasible measure at an adjourned meeting next Thursday. It is thought probable that the committee will favor building an addition to the present structure or a separate building in the school yard sufficient for the present demands. It was voted to take no action on the district consolidation clause in the warning.

1076. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: A Shrewd Swindler. One of those very shrewd and glib-tongued swindlers has been getting in some of his professional work quite successfully among the mechanics of one of our thriving industries during the past ten days and as the result his shekels have been somewhat augmented. He ingratiated himself into the good will of one of the most popular workmen giving his name as Chalres Playfair and claiming to be the regular authorized agent of the Connecticut Standard Oil company doing business at Hartford and presented a handsome business card to that effect. He was around soliciting orders for all kinds of oils, but kerosene principally, and displayed an attractive line of samples in bottles gaudily labeled encased in a pretty leather sachel. His story was very plausible and he orated eloquently on the point that his firm was just
beginning, rich and sent out a great many men into the country to solicit patronage hoping in this way to advertise their business rapidly and
successfully. As a special inducement to private families they were putting up five gallons of kerosene in a very convenient and highly ornamental can, and proposed to furnish this free, and the best oil for fifty cents, if the purchaser would agree to become a permanent patron. A part of the bargain was that he should receive the money in advance for every order. The young man whose confidence he had gained and also money was enthusiastic over his supposed good luck and took his new made friend and benefactor about the shop introducing him to the other workmen and urging them to invest. He was very successful with nearly all of them including the proprietor. The malefactor pocketed the cash with a bland face and the earnest assurance that the goods would arrive promptly within three days. They are all waiting now.

1077. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Commencement Week at Natchaug. Last week was perhaps the most notable period in the history of Natchaug school and it was an event of which its friends may justly feel proud. In all the exercises which had been arranged for the occasion the general public took an interest which has not before been accorded to the school. A meeting of the alumni for choice of officers was held Wednesday afternoon at the high school room and the following persons elected: Pres., John J. Jennings, '72 of Bristol, Conn.; Vice-Pres. Miss Hattie L. Merros, '79, of Merrow Station, Conn.; Sec. And Treas., Fred Gates, '78, Willimantic; Ass't Sec., Miss Alice K. Pomeroy, '81, Willimantic; Ex-Com., Geo. A. Conant, '74; Miss Alice H. Palmer, '75; Miss Hattie M. Taylor, '77; Miss Helen B. Avery, '81; Charles J. Royce '82, all of Willimantic. The evening of
Wednesday was set down for the Memorial Grove celebration and a large number of people gathered in the yard to witness the exercises by electric light illumination. The ceremony after the linden tree had been dedicated to Principal Welch in a neat address by Miss Nellie J. Barrows and responded to by him, was interrupted by rain, and adjourned to the high school room which was very insufficient to contain those who wished to be present. The programme was then continued by an ode by Andrew F. Gates. Then followed the reading by Allen B. Lincoln of a complete history of the school from its foundation which was an admirable and valuable production costing a great amount of labor on the part of the author. George A. Conant delivered an appropriate oration in behalf of the cause of education; and the exercises were brought to a close by a vote of thanks to the Willimantic Linen Company for the use of their electric light. The exercises were interspersed with vocal music and selections by the Willimantic
band. At the second annual reunion of the graduates held at the Brainard house at 10 p.m. Wednesday the following graduates were present: E.B. Gager, J.J. Jennings and E.P. Flint, of the class of '72; Geo. F. Taylor, '73, Geo. A. Conant and Mrs. Theron M. Cooley of '74; Allen B. Lincoln, Amos L. Hathaway, Alice B. Palmer, of '75; Laura G. Davison, '77; Fred Gates, Andrew F. Gates, Daisy M. Winslow, of '78; Addie A. York, Hattie L. Merrow '79; Geo. L. Storrs, Wilbur L. Cross, Arthur l. Kingsbury, and Fred A. Verplank, '80; Helen B. Avery, and Alice K. Pomeroy, '81; Charles F. Clarke, Charles J. Royce, William P. Jordan, and Sadie C. Millard, of '82; and the members of the graduating class as follows: Hattie J. Bliven, Nellie J. Barrows, Stella E. Johnson, julia Hyde, Annie L. Hutchins, Maggie E. Nichols, Carrie E. Ticknor, Annie Noyes, Mary H.
Sumner, May E. Davison. J.B. Welch and Mrs. E.P. Flint, were the invited guests of the association. Amos L. Hatheway presided as toast master and the following responses were offered. Fair '73, E.B. Gager; Our Guests, W.L. Cross Our Teachers, J.B. Welch, The Second District, J.J. Jennings, The Histories, Daisy M. Winslow, Our Teacher Graduates, Andrew F. Gates, The Land we live in, E.P. Gager, Old Natchaug, E.P. Flint. The feature of the commencement which attracted most public attention was the graduation exercises which occurred at the Congregational church Friday evening before an audience of about one thousand people. The graduating class was composed of ten young ladies, the largest number that has yet graduated in any one year. We give the evening's programme: Prayer, Song, Greeting, Duet, On the Race Course, Misses Andrew and Holman. Essay, Technical Education for Women, Sadie A. Noyes. Essay, Joan of Arc, Maggie E. Nichols. Essay, The Newspaper, Hattie J. Bliven. Essay, The Influence of Music, Mary H. Sumner. Pinao Solo, Adele V. Royce. Essay, Compensation of Literary Labor, Annie L. Hutchins. Essay, Dress, Stella E. Johnson. Essay, Peter the Hermit, May E. Davison. Song, Away to the Fields. Essay, The Coming Woman, Julia Hyde. Essay, The Real and the Ideal, Nellie J. Barrows. Essay and Valedictory Addresses, Queen Elizabeth, Carrie E. Ticknor. Due, La Bala dine, Misses Royce and Rogers. Conferring Diplomas. Class Song, Benediction. By request of the Class.

1078. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Personals.
Miss Mary McDermott of New York is visiting at Mr. D.F. McCarthy's.
Mr. H.C. Murray will summer in the suburbs out of business hours.
Mr. O.L. Johnson and family will spend a few weeks on the shore at Westbrook, Conn.
Selectman Avery will spend a part of the time for a few weeks with his family at Westbrook, Conn.
Mr. and Mrs. E.E. Fox of Meriden are visiting his parents.
Mr. and Mrs. Theron Cooley of New Haven are visiting Mr. C.B. Pomeroy.
David Sweeny of Meriden is visiting his parents for a few days.
Mr. A.L. Hatheway of Boston visited home for a short time last week.
Miss Lizzie G. Woodman will spend a part of her vacation with relatives in Woodstock, Vt.
Miss Lizzie Wells of New York is visiting Miss Ellen Lathrop.

1079. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Andover.
Mr. Thos. E. Porter, who has heretofore done so much for our library, has now made another valuable present in the shape of a large and very fine new bookcase. It is made of western ash to match the frames of the pictures recently presented by Mr. Porter. It was built expressly to fill the east end of our Town hall; the top being made in three sections, the middle one being placed between the two windows and the other two upon the sides. The front is entirely closed by sliding doors, glass at the top, and wood at the bottom. It will hold 1200 vols. And was built at the shops of the Cheney Bros. in South Manchester. Mr. Porter seems to be one of those men who prefers to do good with the money while he lives.
Mr. E.H. Cook has demand for all the bees and queens that he can supply. He is to send away this week seven queens and 9 ½ lbs of bees, some of them going as far as Western New York and Canada. The price of young Italian queens this year is $1 each and the bees are $1 per pound.
Mr. James B. Kenyon took charge of the section on the N.Y. & N.E.R.R. from East Hartford to the Tunnel beginning Monday.

1080. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Ashford.
Mr. Chas. J. Gifford will remove from Willimantic to Warrenville the present week.
Mr. Edwin Knowlton who has for a long been sick is slowly recovering and is just able to sit up for a short time.
The people are kept well supplied with strawberries the present season by Nelson Hammond who has a plenty, and are of excellent quality, and what is best of all are very cheap.
Rev. C.N. Nichols has decided to remain with the Baptist church in Warrenville the coming year.
The vacant tenements in Warrenville are all taken up and things look more prosperous here than for a year past.
D.A. Baker has five young Beagle hounds, perfect beauties.
Dyer H. Clark has one of the Wood mowing machines that he has used on his farm for twenty-nine years and it works as well and cuts grass as close as any, new machine. This is a good test of the durability of that make of machines and farmers that contemplate buying new machines would do well to by the "Wood."
The strawberry festival held in Warrenville by the Ladies sewing circle passed off very pleasantly although the evening was somewhat stormy, and netted about $20. Those present were highly entertained by the music rendered by Misses Cady home talent and Miss Susie Medbury of Baltic, who is the sweetest of singers.

1081. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: South Coventry.
The Ladies Aid Society met on Wednesday with Mrs. Dwight Nason on South street and enjoyed a fine treat of strawberries and cream.
The pupils in district No. 2 on Thursday the closing day of the school enjoyed a picnic with their teacher under the wide spreading branches of the
trees. This has become a custom with this school and it will be a green spot in the memory of these children when they arrive at maturity.
H.C. Parker and son of Rockville spent last Sabbath with his brother on the old homestead.
Norman Dunham has treated his residence to a new coat of green.
Miss Jennie Fuller has resumed her dressmaking since the death of her mother.

Miss Alice Mason intends visiting her sister Mrs. Hoxie in Cleveland during the month.
Mr. and Mrs. J.V.B. Prince of Brooklyn, N.Y., came to South street last week.
Mrs. P. and son will remain during the heated term, Mr. Prince joining them over the Sabbaths.
Mr. Walter Briggs of N.y., has been in town for a few days and will remain over the 4th.
Mrs. Lucian Curtis of California and Mrs. Benoni Iwrin [mean Irwin?] of New York have been the guests of Mrs. Dr. Deane.
A pleasant tea party at Mrs. H.W. Mason's last week was enjoyed by quite a number of this lady's friends.
A special town meeting gives us a short cut of new road between this place and Eagleville across the Mathewson land enabling the traveling public to avoid the steep hill.
The Hartford Daily Times of the 28th ult, says "Mr. Woods, sculptor, of this city has put in plaster, a statue of Nathan Hale the martyr spy. He is
represented as he was about to step on the gallows, with his arms pinioned, his head and neck bare, no coat nor vest, the broad shirt collar thrown back, the face representing the youthful appearance of Hale, a pleasant, fine looking man who as he is about to be executed patriotically declares that he only regrets that he has but one life to give for his country. It is fitting after a lapse of so many years, that his native state should show a proper appreciation of his noble and self-sacrificing devotion to his country in her hour of trouble. Many yielded their lives in the cause of liberty, but rarely is there an instance of one who is willing to undertake a service that by ordinary rules of war, is looked upon as dishonorable, - that of a spy. But the exigencies of thee case were imperative, and when the call was made, Hale was ready and the degree of fortitude and devotion to his country that he exhibited through the trying scenes that followed shines with effulgence when brought into comparison with the cowardly and damnable acts of those who were his executioners. His memory was perpetuated by the grand shaft that rests near the quiet and beautiful lake
of his native Coventry. He may be still further honored, and how appropriately, by the life like statue, but in his life and death, an example for the wisest and best of all nations, he leaves a monument more enduring than the granite shaft or marble statue, a name that will endure as long as American history endures.

1082. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: A trackman named Shannon, in the employ of the New York, New Haven and Hartford road was killed at Bridgeport Friday afternoon. He had stepped off the track to avoid a coming train and was struck by a train on the other track.

1083. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: It is said that the member of General Hancock's staff who was charged with investigating the Mystic accident, places the blame on Captain Bucklyn, the master of the ceremonies of the day.

1084. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: John R. Williams of New Haven attempted to chop off the head of his young child, Saturday, and attacked the officer who attempted to arrest him. He will be sent to the insane asylum.

1085. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: New Haven doctors are returning to the old fashion of using gigs. Such as have not the old fashioned gig use the modern two-wheeler with a top. There are fewer ordinary carriages and buggies in use by the profession now than formerly.

1086. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: William Davis, of Waterbury, arrested as concerned in the Derby burglary, was examined Saturday and discharged but immediately re-arrested on a charge being implicated in the Bristol post office robbery.

1087. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Howard Loomis of Windsor, aged nineteen was drowned while suffering from a cramp in the water, Saturday.

1088. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Among the graduates from the State Normal school at New Britain last week, were Mary E. Greenslit of Scotland, and Phebe E. Chapman, and Amasa S. Chapman of Sprague.

1089. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: This year a son of Judge Nathaniel Shipman takes the first prize in composition at Yale, and a son of Henry C. Robinson takes a third prize in composition and both take declamation prizes.

1090. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: The Woodbury savings bank at Woodbury Conn., was burglarized Sunday night. The vault was broken open and $2,500 in cash and all of the securities were stolen. The burglars stole a horse from Rev. Mr. Wyckoff, drove to Southbury, where they exchanged for a better one. The four men in the gang were seen going through Newtown toward Bridgeport at 4 o'clock in the morning.

1091. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Ex-Senator B.K. Bruce, register of the United States treasury is one of the wealthiest colored men in the country. He owns two large plantations in Mississippi worth more than $100,000 each.

1092. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Origin of Two Expressions. The origin of the terms "Uncle Sam" applied to our Government, and "Brother Jonathan," applied in the first instance to the people of New England, and sometimes to the people of the whole country, or, rather, to the representative American, often provokes a puzzle. The question how the terms arose is often asked. The following seems a correct answer: After Washington was appointed commander of the patriot army in the revolution, he had great difficulty in obtaining supplies. On one occasion,
when no way could be devised by him and his officers to supply the wants of the army, Washington wound up the conference with the remark, "We must consult Brother Jonathan." He referred to Jonathan Trumbull, then Governor of Connecticut, in whose judgment he had confidence. Governor Trumbull helped the general out of his difficulties, and afterward the expression used by Washington became a popular byword in the army, and eventually a nick-name for the nation. The name Uncle Sam, as applied to the United States, is said to have originated in the war of 1812. An inspector of army provisions at Troy, named Samuel Wilson, was called by his workmen "Uncle Sam." One day somebody asked one of the
workmen what the letters "U.S." meant. The workman replied that he supposed it must mean Uncle Sam. The joke was afterward spread in the army, and this, according to the historian Frost, was the origin of the national sobriquet.

1093. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Queen Victoria has recovered from the injury to her knee, but in the very much more important matter of spirits, her condition is far from satisfactory, and is causing a great deal of anxiety to those about her, as her lengthened depression has exercised an unfavorable influence on her general health, and at present there are no signs of amendment.

1094. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: The time seems to have come when official action in relation to the "assisted immigrants" is necessary. There are many poor people who come to this country and are welcome; poor as these assisted by the British government, but with this difference: they are not hired or made to leave home. We want no more paupers than are made so on American soil. Although no man is poor who has strong hands and a sound body, women and children, without money or health, with only the education and training of a British workhouse, can not be expected to make a home for themselves or increase the wealth of the country. America is large enough and her acres fertile enough to give a home to them all
- if they will make one. The lesson from tthe Russian Jews of last year, teaches us that we want no more foreigners unable or unwilling to care for themselves.

1095. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Columbia.
The library building progresses slowly as all work that depends upon the public is liable to, but this project is sure in the end and will be appreciated when in running order.
Parties from in and out of town frequent the reservoir for fishing and pleasure as it is easy of access and Mr. Brown always lends his aid to promote the comfort of all parties.
An error in the item pertaining to G.B. Fuller's store. Your correspondent's pen must have slipped to have made the trimmings of his store "bright red," which should have read light drab with brown trimmings with India red blinds, and this will present the building to your readers in altogether a different aspect.
L.J. Robertson of Hartford was in town Sunday.
Misses Hutchins and Sawyer who are engaged as teachers in Rockville are enjoying their vacation with their friends here.
A runaway swarm of bees settled on the fence by the roadside near A.H. Fox's and were hived and are in good working order.
Mr. and Mrs. McLaughlin of Providence are recreating at S.H. West's.
Carlos Collins as an additional improvement to his lot is having a double wall built by Jesse Penrie. Anything Mr. Collins has in charge is bound to look well as his neat premises attest.
Mrs. W.W. Lyon and son are to spend the warm weather at the former home of the lady on village Hill.
J.L. Downer, W.H. Yeomans and E.P. Lyman have mowed the roadside adjoining their premises, an example which others will do well to follow as it is a marked improvement to the streets.
A cactus in the yard of W.H. Yeomans with over two hundred buds and blossoms on it presents a fine appearance also a scarlet hibiscus.
Charles Strickland has purchased the farm owned by the late Dr. H. McIntosh, and will take immediate possession.
Miss Lottie Holmes of Glastonbury is visiting her young friends in town.

1096. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: H.C. Smith a Massachusetts merchant, was found dead in a roadway of New Haven with over $20,000 in money and checks in his pockets.

1097. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: A man supposed to be one of the Woodbury burglars was arrested Thursday, near Shepaug on the Naugatuck road. He was taken to Bridgeport and locked up. Two trunks belonging to the prisoner were examined and found to contain letters and a number of tin types. The letters showed that the man was of French extraction and that he lived at Waterbury and Ansonia. A number of points seemed to indicated that the man whose name appeared to be Frank Raux was one of the four men wanted.

1098. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: The superior court of California has confirmed the judgement by which San Francisco is entitled to the $40,000 bequeathed by Henry F. Robinson of Norwalk.

1099. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: A three-year-old child of Fred Freeman a waiter in the Allyn house, Hartford, fell from a three story window Friday evening and was picked up alive, but will probably die.

1100. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Miss Clara Louise Kellogg has leased a cottage on the mountain side at New Hartford, on the line of the Hartford & Connecticut Western railroad and will spend the summer there.

1101. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Arthur Platt of Danbury while attempting to board a train at Bethel, Saturday evening on the Danbury & Norwalk road, fell between the cars three of them passing over his body and mangling it horribly.

1102. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: In the case of William Clark of Waterbury against Mayor Greene Kendrick, accused of alienating Mrs. Clark's affections the court has ordered the plaintiff to give a bond of $350 for the prosecution of the suit. The bond is to be given.

1103. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: The policemen who arrested the Yale men for making a row on the campus the other night are likely to be investigated for clubbing Elmer P. Howe, a graduate of 76 and a Boston lawyer who stood quietly looking on. He has presented his case to the commissioners and insists on reparation.

1104. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: A remarkable sight in New Haven, Friday was that of a panting policeman chasing a naked boy through the streets. The boy had been violating the law against nude bathing, and seeing the approaching officer, jumped out of the river, grabbed his clothes and ran. He finally eluded his blue-coated pursuer.

1105. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: The amount taken by Moore, the absconding town clerk of Litchfield, is now stated at $140 from the town and $4,000 from individuals. He has for some time been getting checks cashed by individuals whenever he could. Nothing has been heard of him since his disappearance.

1106. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: The Waterbury American says; A family by the name of Peacock living on Pond hill Winsted, came near having a funeral Thursday, but on finding that the supposed corpse was alive, the coffin was returned and rejoicing took the place of mourning. Their little child fell from the piazza into a tub of water and when found by the mother appeared to be dead and showed no signs of life until the next day when the coffin arrived.

1107. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: A New Haven landlady resisted the execution of a search warrant obtained by a former boarder, and belabored both the officer and boarder with a bootjack till they gave up the search. She made such an impression that the matter was dropped without any arrest.

1108. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Robert Campbell, of Meriden, has gone west for a legacy of $200,000.

1109. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Judge Lynde Harrison, of Guilford, will leave on July 10 for a trip to Nova Scotia and vicinity. He has been afflicted for the past two months with malaria.

1110. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Edward Malley, the New Haven merchant, is to permanently retire from business in a few weeks, and will be succeeded by Walter Malley and Mr. Neely.

1111. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Seymour Patterson, 50 years old, has been bound over to the superior court at New Haven for indecently abusing little Nettie Hitchcock, a child only 9 years old. He met her on four occasions on the green and by giving her money, candy and peanuts coaxed her to accompany him to Grove street cemetery where he took the grossest liberties with her. Patterson had treated other little girls in a similar manner. Several were in court, but their testimony was not taken, as the court did not think it necessary.

1112. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Mrs. Henry J. Lewis of No. 8 Edwards street, New Haven was arrested Saturday evening for throwing red pepper in the eyes of two women she saw walking with her husband. Mr. Lewis furnished bonds for her and she was released. She said she was not sorry for what she had done, but would do it again if she had the chance, and that she had long suspected her husband of associating with other women. The parties to the affair have hitherto been considered respectable. Of the women assaulted, Mrs. Beale, wife of Rev. Joseph H. Beale, was the most seriously hurt. Dr. Tyler says that if inflammation sets in she will lose her eyesight. Friends of the women say their relations with Mr. Lewis have always been within the strictest bounds of propriety.

1113. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Died.
Connell - In Willimantic, July 2d, John, son of Timothy Connell, aged 11 months.
Rogers - In Willimantic, June 28th, John H. Rogers of Colchester, aged 48.
Fitch - In Coventry, July 1st, Henry Fitch, aged 63 [could be a 68].
Brown - In Willimantic, June 20th, Mary Jane Brown, aged 2_ [unreadable]
Hurley - In Willimantic, June 27, John Hurley, aged 62 years.
Shea - In Willimantic, June 30, Hanora Shea, aged 66 years.

1114. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham, within and for the district of Windham on the 21st day of June, A.D. 1883. Present, John D. Wheeler, Esq., Judge. On motion of L. Arnold Billings, Executor on the testate estate of Robert W. Stanton, late of Windham within said district, deceased. This court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Executor and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Windham, and by posting a copy thereof on a public signpost in said town of Windham nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, John D. Wheeler, Judge.

1115. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: A Curious Calculation. Did you think asked a Paris paper, how many male and female ancestors were required to bring you into the world? First, it was necessary that you should have a father and mother - that makes two human beings. Each of these four must have had a father and mother - that makes eight human beings. And so we must go back for forty-six generations, which brings us only to the time of Jesus Christ. The calculations thus resulting shows that 139,245,017,489,534,976 births must have taken place in order to bring you into the world - you who read these lines. But remember we are only taking the case of yourself - one human being - and there are a billioon of human beings in the world with the same history, and we have only carried back the calculations to the time of Christ. How monstrous the calculation becomes if we carry it back six thousand years! How ghastly it becomes if we push it back two hundred and fifty thousand years, which DeMortillet and others give as the age of the human race! Just count three generations to a century, or thirty to every thousand years, and reckon up the history of one individual.
Imagine the number of births necessary to bring into existence one member of the seven thousand, five hundredth generation!

1116. TWC Tues Jul 3, 1883: Meteoric Stones. It has been estimated that at least 5,000 meteoric stones reach the earth annually. These stones are usually of inconsiderable size, but as they have been falling since a very remote period in geological history, the aggregate mass which has thus been added to our planet must be very great. The largest meteoric stone ever found is in the Royal Academy of Stockholm, and weighs twenty-five tons. The museum at Copenhagen contains one of ten tons; the British Museum; one of more than five tons; the museum at St. Petersburg, one of 1,635 pounds; and the Smithsonian Institution one of 1,400 pounds.

1117. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: About Town.
The National Thread Co. advertises for spool timber.
Providence river long clams at Holmes market, on Railroad street.
Rev. K.B. Glidden will preach at North Windham next Sunday at 2 o'clock.
The best perfumery extracts can be bought at Apothecaries Hall, 109 Main street.
Mr. Don F. Johnson is making additions and improvements to his residence on Bellevue street.
Indian Sagwa at Apothecaires Hall, Indian Worm Killer at Apothecaries Hall, Indian Oil at Apothecaries Hall.
A small package picked up on Main street this morning bearing the name of Mrs. Parley will be returned to the owner by calling for it at this office.
Mr. Ellery D. Burnham, formerly at the head of the boot and shoe department of the Linen company's store, has been appointed receiver of the Eastford Savings bank.

1118. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: there will be a union temperance meeting next Sunday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the Congregational church which will be addressed by Rev. G.W. Brewster of Danielsonville.

1119. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: The towns of Eastford, Ashford, and Pomfret will have no jurors and the town of Canterbury only half its quota the present year in consequence of the selectmen of those towns having failed to do their duty.

1120. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Cholera infantum is busy among the children in this village at the present time. Dr. D.D. Jacobs and P.J. Brennan have both lost bright infant sons from the disease during the past week and the doctors report other cases of sickness.

1121. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Willie Casey, living on Main street, caught his hand in the machinery of the Linen company's mills last Friday mangling his hand in such a manner that amputation of the forefinger was necessary, and the operation was performed by Dr. McGuinness.

1122. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Rev. D.P. Leavitt of the Methodist church has been granted a vacation for the remainder of July and started yesterday morning for Martha's Vineyard. His pulpit will be supplied next Sunday by Rev. G.W. Brewster of Danielsonville and the following one by Rev. Mr. Dalrymple of Gurleyville.

1123. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Somers Bros. have rented the spacious store ____ building, next door to the Windham National bank, and intend to move in by the first of August. They will sell off their entire stock of dry goods, millinery and fancy goods for less than cost in the next twenty days. Their store in European House block is to be let. Apply to Somers Bros.

1124. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: The check stamp law having been abolished July 1, your banker will redeem what stamped checks you have on hand on application.

1125. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Elliot B. Sumner Esq. of this place has been appointed prosecuting agent by the county commissioners and, they also appointed George W. Carver of Putnam and Milton A. Shumway of Danielsonville to like positions. John P. Wood has been appointed county treasurer and Rev. E.S. Beard chaplain, both of Brooklyn.

1126. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: The marriage of Miss Nettie V. Tilden to Mr. W.H.P. Sweet at the residence of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chester Tilden, which occurred on the afternoon of last Thursday was a pleasant social event of the week. The young couple have a large circle of friends who bestow upon them their kindest wishes for the future. They are on a fortnight's wedding tour.

1127. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Work on the new fair ground is progressing rapidly and it has now reached the setting of the posts for the outside fence. The track is all graded but a small piece at the lower extremity and for a half mile one is excellent, being oblong with a long stretch at the front and back and having well graded turns at both ends. There is yet a great amount of work to be done and the energy of the officers will have to be exercised to complete it for a fall exhibition. It is understood that the Linen company has offered to light the track with the electric light for evening racing, and should this be done it will surely be an attractive feature.

1128. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Tuesday of last week, a painful accident befell Mrs. Wealthy Mathewson, a widow lady about eighty years of age living near Eagleville. She had occasion to go into the attic that day, and while moving about struck her foot against a nail in the floor, and stumbling over a chair, broke her leg near the hip joint in the fall. The house is distant from any other, and the family occupying a part of it were all absent at the time. For three hours she lay helpless and in the greatest agony where she had fallen, before her neighbors returned, and attracted by her groans, rendered assistance. Dr. Sweet was sent for, and reduced the fracture with much difficulty, and notwithstanding her advanced age, Mrs. Mathewson is now comfortable.

1129. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Quite a number of our Baptist people are in attendance at the first annual meeting of the Connecticut Baptist Bible Sunday school union being held at Crescent Beach, Niantic. Tuesday afternoon was given to a meeting of delegates from all parts of the state. Addresses were delivered by the president, Dr. Walker of New Haven, and the Rev. G.W. Folwell of Waterbury, and by Messrs. W.S. Bronson of Hartford and J.B. Underwood of Meriden. To-day there will be a mass meeting, to be addressed by the Rev. Drs. Herr of Norwich and Stone of Hartford, and the Rev. Messrs. Stubbert of Putnam, Pogson of Bridgeport and Gifford of Boston. The exercises will be held in a tent 80 by 250 feet in size.

1130. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: School Meeting - The annual school meeting in Natchaug district was held Tuesday evening. It was organized by the choice of ex-Representative A.T. Fowler chairman and H.N. Wales clerk. The treasurer's report was presented and received with satisfaction by the district. On the debit side it appears that $1,480.74 have been expended for sundries, $1,500 to reduce indebtedness, and $4,376.63 for teachers' wages, and it also shows that the Dime Savings bank holds a claim of $3,000. The credit side of the report shows that $10,462.80 have been received from all sources curing the year - including $571.33 for tuition - and it will thus be seen that the district is out of debt. The election of officers was proceeded to and resulted in the re-election of the veteran committee, William C. Jillson, by a vote of 100 to 13, and the substitution of Henry N. Wales for clerk in place of Hyde Kingsley who is unable to serve on account of ill health. A proposition was made to increase the district committee from one to three members, but it was argued that this could not lawfully be done as due notice was not given as provided by a recent law, and it was plainly demonstrated that the district is very well satisfied with the present arrangement. It was noised on the street previous to the meeting that an effort was to be made to oust Mr. Jillson from the committeeship but the opposition was not very pronounced. The school is in a very flourishing condition and the district appreciates that fact and so expressed itself at last night's meeting.

1131. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Personals.
Mrs. E.A. Buck, Mrs. M.E. Lincoln and Mrs. F.F. Webb are enjoying the salt sea breezes at Block Island.
Mrs. S.E. Amidon has been visiting friends in Webster, Mass., the past week.
Mrs. H.T. Snow, of Meriden, is visiting friends in this village and vicinity.

Miss Sarah Tiffany of Hartford has been calling on friends in this village and has now gone to her home in Hampton to spend her vacation.
Mrs. C.A. Wilson of Jonesville, Mich., is visiting Mrs. Geo. K. Nason.
Messrs. J.L. Walden, D.C. Barrows and J.S. Morrison celebrated the Fourth with a party from Windsor on Talcott mountain.
Messrs. Ezra and Geo. E. Stiles with their families and Mrs. F.S. Blood are spending the summer at their cottage on Crescent Beach.
Mr. N.D. Fisher of Brooklyn, L.I., was a visitor of Mrs. E.M. Palmer and other friends last week.
Miss Sadie Caswell, of Providence, R.I., is visiting friends in town.
Miss Maggie Cummings of Pawtucket is visiting friends in town.
Miss Daisy Winslow of Simsbury is visiting Miss Laura G. Davison.
Principal Holbrook, of the upper district, will spend his vacation in Arlington, Vermont.
Mr. A.P. Benner has been confined to the house by sickness for a fortnight.
Misses Statia Coleby and Mary McDermott, who have been visiting friends in town have returned to their homes in New York.
Misses Nellie Gleason and Hannah Enright of Greenville, Ct., visited the family of James Sullivan over the Fourth.
General G.W. Bentley, late superintendent of the New London Northern railroad, has taken the business management of the New London Telegram.
Henry A .Bennett, well known as a contractor for railroad supplies and work, died suddenly yesterday after only an hour's illness. Mr. Bennett was well known in this village where he resided while the Air Line was being built and on which he was a contractor.
Miss L. Anna Chesbrough, who is principal of the Parkville school, Hartford, is spending her vacation at home.

1132. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Town Meeting. We call particular attention to the warning of a town meeting in another column as the gathering will be called upon to treat subjects which are of great public importance. The town will be called upon to say whether it will expend $50,000 more or less, to erect a central high school building. Such an institution would be a credit to the town. The town will have a chance to say whether it will retain the present lock-up, fit for cattle and not for human beings, or will it provide quarters of this kind, at least decent. That nasty place which is the receptacle of the refuse from a stable has been described by the Chronicle and as we have said is a reproach to the town. Make different arrangements, lease or no lease. The town will be asked to provide more room for Superior court purposes. The rents paid by both borough
and town aggregate nearly $2,000 annually which will pay the interest on the cost of a public building. Let us have a city hall building that will
accommodate the wants of both town and borough. The town will have an opportunity to make another improvement, which has been suggested by the Chronicle in making an appropriation for building a fence between the Willimantic cemetery and railroad. The public should have a pride in the
appearance of that, one of the most beautiful cemeteries in Connecticut.
The Connecticut Spiritualist Camp-meeting Association will hold their second annual session commencing Aug. 1, and closing Sept. 15, at Niantic, in the town of East Lyme, Conn., six miles west of New London, on the Shore Line Division of the N.Y. N.H. & H.R.R. The following speakers have been engaged: Aug. 5, Dr. H.P. Fairfield; Aug. 12, Mrs. Nellie J.T. Brigham; Aug. 19, A.B. French; Aug. 26, Mrs. Amelia H. Colby; Sept. 2, J. William Fletcher; Sept. 9, Mrs. E.R. Still, M.D. Other speakers are expected. Music by David Wight's Orchestra, New London. The restaurant and roller skating will be managed by Fred. A. Handel of Willimantic. Half fare on the N.L. N.R.R. and excursion rates on the steamer Sunshine from Hartford and Connecticut River landings. Board and lodgings on the grounds at reasonable rates. Letters of inquiry to D.A. Lyman, secretars
Willimantic, Conn., will receive prompt attention.

1133. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: The fair of the Manufacturers and Mechanics Institute to be held in Boston from September 5th, to November 3d, will have a new feature, in the form of a woman's department, in which will be shown the product of woman's handiwork. One of the attractions will be the exhibition of thread manufacture which will be shown in every detail by young ladies from the Willimantic Thread Company. The woman's department is an assured success, and will be a very attractive feature. The object of this department is to give a more comprehensive scope to woman's work than has ever before been offered at exhibitions and the managers have set apart an acre of floor space to show what women produce in the various industrial lines. From what has been already promised this department will be most interesting and instructive. This department will well illustrate the abilities of woman as a worker, and in such a manner as will make every woman who sees it justly proud of her sex.

1134. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Railroad Accidents.
The report of a collision on the New England road Saturday morning at Ironstone, Mass., with loss of life created a sensation here when it was known that one of the trains was Edward L. Stone's of this village. A reporter who visited the collision found it to be a serious one, but, fortunately, the report of the loss of life was untrue. The accident took place a short distance below the Ironstone station, by a special freight train running into passenger train No. 54, on the main track at 8:05 a.m., and caused by the conductor of the freight train, S.A. Matthews, making a mistake in looking at the figures on his time card when at Millville, which led him to believe that he could pass the passenger train at Jackson's two miles above Ironstone. The passenger train had just left the Ironstone station, on its way to Millville, with about thirty passengers aboard, when the fireman F.P. Clark saw the freight approaching at not a very brisk speed. The brakes were immediately put on, which brought the train to a stand sill, in which position it met the shock of the freight train as the heads of both locomotives collided. The engineers and firemen of both engines jumped to the track, and escaped injury. A shaking up and sudden shock was all the injury done the passengers. The engine and tender of the passenger train were badly wrecked, and a few freight cars telescoped. The total loss to engines, tenders, and freight cars amounts to about $7,000. Matthews the freight
conductor felt badly over his mistake, and said that he had been three years on the road and never before caused a loss of one dollar to the company. He said he had been up all night and was exhausted, but did not wish that this should form an excuse for his error.
An accident was reported from Plainville Monday evening with a loss of three lives. The following particulars have been received. An east bound passenger train on the New England collided with a gravel train one mile east of Plainville. The collision occurred on a curve, both trains running rapidly. The engineer and fireman of the gravel train jumped and escaped. George Knickerbocker, engineer of the passenger train, remained at his post, reversed his engine, and was caught in the wreck horribly crushed and instantly killed. His brother who was a fireman escaped. Chas. W. Church, Adams express messenger of Hartford and Chas. Griswold of Waterbury were in the baggage car. The care was smashed to kindling wood and both men were thrown 40 feet into an adjoining field. Griswold's body was thrown over the telegraph wires and he was instantly killed. Church's injuries are probably fatal. The passengers were badly shaken up but none seriously injured. The accident was caught by the failure of the
telegraph operator at Plainville to give the conductor of the passenger train orders to wait at that station for the gravel train to pass. The operator's name is Chas. A. Welch, and he is reported arrested.
A passenger train on the Woonsocket division of the New York and New England railroad was thrown from the track Monday morning, near Medway. The engine and one car went down the bank. Mrs. C.W. Saunders of West Medway, had her shoulder broken, and several others were injured. No one was killed. The train was running backward at the time. The accident was caused by a plant from the crossing being drawn under the cars.

1135. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: South Windham.
The annual meeting of the 8th school district was held at the school house Saturday evening. Chas. Barstow was re-elected clerk and treasurer, Robert Binns committee and Charles Ingraham collector.
An extensive fire raged in the woods in the rear of the residence of Thomas Walsh Saturday. It is supposed to have caught from a locomotive on the N.E. road.
The new members of the band have received their instruments and noises harsh and discordant will be heard for awhile.

1136. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Mansfield.
S.O. Vinton & Co., having purchased several tracts of timber land west of Spring Hill, have put their steam mill thereon and in a few days will commence sawing out ties and timber. The increasing demand for lumber and higher prices obtained induces the owner to part with nearly the last acre of his forest and one after another are rapidly disappearing before the woodman's axe.
Mr. Francis Pike is in town on a visit to friends at his old home at the city. At one time Mr. Pike was engaged in the manufacture of boots, employing several hands. He was one of the first to open a boot and shoe store in Willimantic occupying one of the twin buildings near Flint's drug store. For the last twenty years or more he has been traveling on business, and has been over nearly every state and territory in the Union. He is a great talker and a careful observer of events and places that come under his observation. Being possessed of a good memory he will discourse for hours, giving a glowing description of places visited and things seen. A visit with him is nearly as good as travel itself. Mr. Pike is about seventy years of age but in appearance is not over fifty.
The treasurer of the National bank, Tolland, has notified the stockholders that the July dividend is omitted owing to further losses on loans. Probably the best thing the stockholders can do is to wind up the concern or move it to a more convenient and central place of business. Tolland is too much out of the way of business for banking purposes, and to be successful will have to locate elsewhere as the court house will surely have to go.
Miss Sadie Millard has just closed her school at Wormwood Hill and it is the general decree that it was a perfect success. This was her first attempt and she has shown her capabilities as a teacher. It is the voice of the district that she be engaged to teach the coming winter.
The glorious Forth has passed for this year and the crop of lacerated fingers will be light notwithstanding the offer of a chromo for fresh trophies. At Gurleyville there was quite a display of the spirit of '76, and to their credit no display of the spirit of later make, which, is the bane of social gatherings. Addresses were made by Wilbur Cross and Frank Smith both of Gurleyville; subject, Reform, social, mental, political, etc. The subject was ably handled and ideas advanced that are worthy the attention and consideration of older heads than the speakers. We shall be pleased to hear from these young men again upon this or any other subject. In the evening quite a display of fireworks was made in front of C.A. Royce's, which was highly enjoyed by the little folks. Nothing happened to mar the pleasures of the picnic or fireworks except the bursting of the cannon which the boys did not touch off quietly enough. Happily the flying pieces injured no one.
Charles Jacobson has just imported two Swedes to work for him this summer and they are rugged looking fellows. Mr. J. has brought in a great deal of labor from Sweden and they come not to become paupers, but quiet and hard-working citizens. Bring them along Charles for there is room for more.

1137. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: James Carey, the Irish informer's latest grievance is that the government refuses to pay him any blood money on the ground that he did not cause the arrest of the murderers and his evidence was not necessary to conviction. He became informer to save his own life.

1138. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Ellen M. Gifford, of Boston, has donated $20,000 for a summer home for dogs, cats and birds. The building is now in process of completion and will be ready for business this week. The rates will be seventy-five cents per week for small dogs, fifty for cats and thirty-five cents for birds.

1139. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: This state has a very peculiar case in the person of Sherman W. Platt of Newtown, a farmer about 35 years old who fell into a deep sleep in his bed just before Christmas, and lay in it, without rousing, till the last of January. Toward spring he manifested an inclination to move, but did not open his eyes, and during three months ate scarcely enough to sustain life. In March the family succeeded in getting him dressed, and in April he walked a little, but during all this time he never spoke. He was cared for like an infant. After a while he scented his way to the pantry, and now he moves from his chair to the cupboard shelves, sleeping between his meals. His lethargy has lasted 194 days.

1140. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: It is not too much to say that Governor Waller would have shared the approval of the people of this section had he taken the course towards the Storrs Agricultural college which Governor Pattison of Pennsylvania has taken affecting the state agricultural college which like ours has always been a weakling and hopelessly "in politics." As a last lift at public expense a bill was passed by the Pennsylvania legislature giving $10,000 a year for four years to establish an agricultural experimental farm in connection with it, but Pattison vetoes this because, as he says almost in so many words, the institution has been entirely useless in the past and promises no improvement, and tax-payers have been bled for it enough. The Storrs agricultural school can never be of any benefit to the people of this state managed as it is.

1141. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Thomas Owens of Providence, R.I., aged twenty, bell boy at the Morton house at Greenwich, was drowned Saturday afternoon while bathing.

1142. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Samuel Benton, the negro who was arrested at Bridgeport last week on suspicion of having assaulted Miss Sarah E. Slocum at Salem N.Y., was discharged Thursday the woman failing to identify him.

1143. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: An alligator three and one-half feet long appeared in Mill River at New Haven near the Yale university boat house Friday night; is said to be the only saurian ever seen in the waters of the state.

1144. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: While coupling cars Friday forenoon at Norwalk station, John Vaughn, a brakeman on the Danbury & Norwalk railroad, was caught between the cars and crushed to death. The engineer shortly after the accident disappeared.

1145. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: In Meriden last week. Tuesday evening, just after Special Policeman Henry Warner had prevented some boys from building a bon-fire, he was shot through the calf of the leg, the bullet taking out a piece of flesh the size of a walnut.

1146. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1183: A quantity of acid used in the manufacture of wood pulp at Wilkinson's paper mill in Shelton was let into the Housatonic river last week. The water was poisoned and a number of fish were killed. Many boat-loads were picked up.

1147. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Thomas Connolly, a widower of thirty-two, of Southington, was sitting on a fence Saturday evening in company with a friend, when Bridget McCue passed along and threw vitriol into his face. The woman had previously asked Connolly to marry her and he had refused. He was brought to the New Haven hospital Sunday morning. It is thought there is danger that he may lose one or both of his eyes. Some of the vitriol went on the clothing of Connolly's companion. The woman has not yet been arrested.

1148. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Wm. Sheridan was arrested Sunday night for drunkenness and breach of the peace at New Haven. Since April 46th 1862, when he was arrested as a runaway boy, his name has appeared on the New Haven police records as a prisoner 113 times for burglary, theft and various other lesser crimes and misdemeanors. He is thirty-three years of age and since his first arrest has passed about two-thirds of his life in jail and state's prison.

1149. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Frederick Eberle and Richard McCloud, two well known lawyers of Hartford were publicly disgraced by a decision rendered Friday by Judge Andrews. Both men have been accused of "unprofessional conduct." Eberle was charged with crookedness in a divorce proceedings, and McCloud was charged with appropriating to his own use moneys collected for clients. By Judge Andrews' decision Eberle is disbarred and McCloud is suspended. Eberle will bring suit for reinstatement. McCloud is now in Kansas.

1150. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: John Tully a quarryman employed by John Beatty at Leete's Island; was killed Thursday. It was stated that he was crushed under a five-ton stone which rolled over on him. The medical examiner made his report to Coroner Bollman of New Haven, and that officer drove over Friday evening when he learned that there had been a drunken fight among the employees and that suspicions are rife that Tully might have come to his death by unfair means. Tully leaves a wife and four little children.

1151. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Married.
Sweet - Tilden - In Willimantic, July 5, by Rev. Geo. W. Holman, at the residence of the bride's father, Mr. William H.P. Sweet to Miss Nettie V.,
youngest daughter of Chester Tilden Esq.
Herrick - Hooks - In Willimantic, July 2nd; at the residence of the bride's parents, by the Rev. D.P. Leavitt, Mr. Norton L. Herrick and Miss Nellie Hooks, both of Willimantic.
Whitehouse - Conant - At the Baptist parsonage, Warrenville, July 4th, by
Rev. C.N. Nichols, Mr. Edwin K. Whitehouse of Ashford, and Miss Nellie E. Conant of Mansfield.

1152. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Died.
Moriarty - In Willimantic, July 9, Mary J. Moriarty, aged 10.
Brennan - In Willimantic, July 9, Freddie Vincent, second son of _.J. Brennan, aged 1 year, 4 months, and 20 days.
Carpenter - In Lebanon, July 9th, Harriet E. Carpenter, aged 73.
Jacobs - In Willimatnic, July 9th, Ernest, only son of D. Dalton Jacobs M.D. aged 4 months.
Broderick - In Willimantic, July 9th, Annie Broderick aged 4.

1153. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Columbia.
Henry E. Lyman has been in town for a few days looking after matters pertaining to his farm.
Herman Page of Boston and Georgie Woodward of Rockville are rusticating at their grandmother's on their Green.
The picnic at the reservoir was very much enjoyed by the young people on the 4th. There were several private reunions, one at N.K. Holbrook's where the family met with the brother Henry who has been absent for years on our remote western frontiers and this party was a particularly enjoyable one. Another at Justin Holbrook's where four generations were represented, the aged grandmother having attained the advanced age of 95 years and being in possession still of her mental faculties.
The families of Marshall and Charles Holbrook met at Nathan Fuller's in South Coventry with their other family friends and came home with the satisfied feeling of a well spent 4th. All that observed were well repaid by the fireworks nature offered us on the evening being presented to the public in the west and north-west and being of a fine and varied character.
Mrs. A.O. Wright is still in a very feeble condition and her friends despair of her recovery. She has the sympathy of all in her prolonged and tedious illness.
Frank Woodward returned to Framingham Monday having spent the week with his family.
Frank E. Holbrook left town a few days since and on being questioned as to his visit said he would inform them on his return and consequently when he did return he was accompanied by a wife.
Mrs. L.C. Clark's night blooming cereus some two months since presented its owner with beautiful blossoms earliest of the season in this vicinity where there are a number of plants.
J.H. Bascom's business wagon on Saturday looked as if he had found a full hen's nest being filled with bushel baskets loaded with eggs.
At a stated communication of Lyon Lodge No. 105 F. and A.M. on the 2nd day of July 1883 the following resolutions of respect to the memory of Geo. W. Thompson the W.M. elect of the Lodge were unanimously adopted to wit: Whereas it has pleased the Great Master of the universe to remove from our midst our worthy and esteemed Brother and Master elect Geo. W. Thompson. Therefore Resolved that in the death of Brother Thompson Lyon Lodge No. 105 F. and A.M. has lost an esteemed officer and a faithful member, the wife a kind husband and the child a loving father. Resolved that we extend to the wife and daughter our heartfelt sympathy in their bereavement, and commend them to Him who has promised to be a husband to the widow and a father to the fatherless. Resolved that a copy of these resolutions be spread upon the minutes of the Lodge and a copy presented to the family of the deceased. Resolved that as an additional mark of respect the usual emblems of mourning be exhibited in the Lodge room for thirty days. Wm. H. Yeomans, A.H. Fox, F.E. Holbrook, Committee. Columbia, July 2nd, 1883.

1154. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Andover.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward Reed have arrived and taken possession of their summer residence.
Mr. and Mrs. Stanton of Norwich were in town the 4th on a visit to Mrs. Stanton's father, Ransford Button Esq.
Mrs. Frances Smith from Nebraska, is visiting her sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Hendee.
Mr. L.D. Post has been appointed a constable by our selectman to fill a vacancy.
Only three justices of the peace have qualified. They are E.D. Post, E.P. Skinner and C.H. Loomis Esquires.

1155. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Notice. The legal voters of the Town of Windham are hereby warned to meet at Armory Hall in said Town on Tuesday, July 17th, 1883 at 2 o'clock p.m. to act on the following articles: 1st. To act upon the petition of Jas. E. Hayden and others relative to establishing a Town High School and providing suitable accommodations therefor. 2nd. To see what action the town will take relative to providing for a suitable Lock up and Justice Court Room. 3d. To see if the Town will vote to instruct the Selectmen to furnish additional room for the accommodation of the Superior Court and to lower the Judges' desk. 4th. To see if the Town will vote to make an appropriation for the purpose of
building a fence between the Willimantic cemetery and the railroad. W.B. Avery, Henry Larrabee, M.E. Lincoln, Selectmen. Windham, July 11, 1883.

1156. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: To Rent. Room in Tanner Block. In rear of Sherman's Fruit Store suitable for office or shop. Entrance on North street. Apply at Town Clerk's Office, to Henry N. Wales.

1157. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: Notice. We will pay the highest cash price for good White Birch Spool Wood if delivered immediately. The National Thread Co. Mansfield Hollow, July 12.

1158. TWC Wed Jul 11, 1883: National House, State St., New London, CT. Recently Refitted and Refurnished. Good Board by the day or week on reasonable terms. George A. Davis, Proprietor.

1159. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: About Town.
Headquarters for the Indian Sagwa at Apothecaries Hall.
Arthur Grant has purchased the interest of Fred. A. Sanderson in the Home Circle.
J.A. Lewis has green corn ready for the market and will begin supplying it immediately.
Louis Striby, the Church street baker, has come out with a handsome new delivery wagon as a substantial indication of business prosperity. It is the work of A.R. Burnham & Co. which is a good recommendation of the first order.
The Bookkeepers base ball club, went to Mansfield Hollow Saturday to try their skill with a club of that place and were gratified with an overwhelming victory the score standing 26 to 9 in their favor. The Bookkeepers numbers five bankers in its membership.

1160. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Information wanted of the whereabouts of Bradley Williams - Age, 27; height, 5 feet 11 inches; weight 123 pounds; wore dark clothes and dark felt hat; had sandy moustaches; last seen Sunday the 15th, about three miles north of Willimantic. Any information concerning him will be thankfully received, if left at the Chronicle office.

1161. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Mrs. Mina Kinne of Windham who is an expert in fancy work of the highest art is finishing a very elegant silk bedquilt. The embroidery work on it is perfectly exquisite and a number of very handsome hand painting adorn many of the blocks. Such a bedquilt in the New York market has a value of from $300 to $500.

1162. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Messrs. Emmons, Buck and Gray while returning from a fishing excursion to Exeter Tuesday of last week when crossing a bridge in Columbia the horse broke through and all were precipitated into the stream below. They succeeded in getting themselves out and the horse and wagon were finally got to the shore the only damage done being broken thills.

1163. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: A band of real Indians have continued for three weeks, every evening, to draw large crowds on the Johnson lot to witness a performance in which the customs of their wild life on the plains is delineated in many of its peculiarities. Accompanying them are gymnasts and variety showmen and all together the entertainment given is fully up to the average variety show travelling. Their last appearance was last evening and from here they go to Colchester. The object of it all is for the sale of a medicine.

1164. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Personals.
Miss Alice Hooker has gone to Fiskdale, Mass., on a visit.
Mr. Henry F. Royce's family are at Watch Hill to-day.
Dr. McGuinness and family are making a weeks' visit to his father in Norwich.

Lawyers J.L. Hunter and E.B. Sumner have been trying a Danielsonville case at Litchfield this week.
Miss Elisabeth Safford started yesterday for an extended visit to relatives in Massachusetts and New York.
Mrs. E.M. Palmer and Miss Alice B. Palmer are spending a few days with Mrs. M.K. Brewer at Baltic.
Dr. John G. Stanton of New London has been appointed surgeon of the Third regiment, C.N.G., in place of Dr. C.M. Carleton, who has been promoted to be medical director of the brigade with rank of lieutenant colonel.
Mr. Edward Taylor has had a slight paralytic shock.
Mr. Charles Barker, the clerk at Hotel Commercial, is spending his vacation in Douglass, Mass.
Miss Lizzie Donohue had a hand caught in the gearing at the Smithville mill yesterday forenoon and badly crushed. Dr. McNally dressed the wound.
Mr. O.W. Little was prostrated by heat while at work on Mr. J.R. Fry's house last Wednesday. Since that time he has been suffering from an affliction of the brain and fears are entertained for his recovery.
J.B. Welch's family are spending the summer at Fordham, N.Y.
E.A. Smith formerly of Lincoln & Smith was in town this week.
Miss Eva Webb is enjoying the sea breezes at Westbrook.
Mr. O.S. Perkins and family are resting in Mansfield.
Miss Rose Southworth is visiting at Mr. Geo. W. Snow's.
Mr. D.K. Tucker was in town last week.
Misses Lena and Minnie Gilman of New York are visiting at Mr. Geo. C. Elliot's.
Mrs. Ralph Williams has been visiting her father in Abington for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. A.R. Morrison are receiving the congratulations of a host of friends.
Messrs. Henry W. Hall and son and Whitney Hall of Washington have come home for the warm weather.

1165. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Experienced spoolers wanted by the National Thread company.

1166. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: We have called attention to the dangerous condition of that railroad crossing at the junction of Union and Jackson streets and now comes a practical illustration of its danger in the shape of an accident. A South Coventry team, containing two ladies and a gentleman, in turning the corner Sunday evening caught the wheels of the carriage in the groove between the track and planking, and they were thrown out and one side of the running gear wrecked. They were not hurt beyond being bruised and fortunately there were bystanders who seized the horse before he could run away.

1167. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Coroner Seward's appointments for Windham county of medical examiners under the "New Coroner Law" of 1883, are as follows: Windham, Charles James Fox, M.D.; Scotland, Charles James Fox, M.D.; Brooklyn, Jesse M. Coburn, M.D.; Ashford, John H. Simmons, M.D.; Canterbury, George I. Ross, M.D.; Chaplin, Orrin Witter, M.D.; Eastford, Elisha K. Robbins, M.D.; Killingly, Olin M. Jenkins, M.D.; Plainfield, Wm. A. Lewis, M.D.; Sterling, Wm. A. Lewis, M.D.; Pomfret, F.G. Sawtelle, M.D.; Putnam, John B. Kent, M.D.; Thompson, Henry M. Baker, M.D.; Woodstock, George A. Bowen, M.D.

1168. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Some interest has been aroused on the subject of fire escapes during the past week by exhibition of the workings one of the recent inventions known as the Spencer fire escape. The apparatus which consists of a fire proof canvas trough arranged like a ladder on the open side was attached to a fourth story window on mill No. 2 at the Linen company's Thursday and it worked very satisfactorily many of the operatives making the descent without injury. It was also exhibited at O.S. Chaffee & Son's silk mills Saturday afternoon. The selectmen have purchased one for use in case of fire at the almshouse and there are other public buildings in this village which need better facilities for escape in case of fire.

1169. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: The following which is taken from the Hartford Courant will be of interest in this locality as the gentleman alluded to made a similar proposition to this village: "Dr. H.D. Cogswell, of San Francisco, offered two years ago to present to the city of Brooklyn a drinking fountain to be erected in the plaza in front of the city hall. It is now said that a statue which has been cast to surmount the fountain, and which represents the guardian of the fountain presenting a cup of water is to be a likeness of Dr. Cogswell. It was intended to expend from $5,000 to $7,000 in beautifying the plaza to make it worthy of the fountain, but the alleged discovery that the fountain is designed principally to celebrate Dr. Cogswell is said to have cooled the zeal of several Brooklyn aldermen and other officials. The San Francisco benefactor's offer to present Hartford with one of the fountains still hangs fire - in the matter of its acceptance - in the court of common council."

1170. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: The Linen company has been busy the past week weeding out illiterate persons from among its employees and it is said that a large number have been discharged on that ground. About a year since when the company was in a flourishing condition it advertised that after this date no persons would be retained on the corporation who could not read and write, and those who were deficient in these branches were given an opportunity to learn by the establishment of night schools with competent instructors. It is said that discrimination is being made in favor of those who have been long in the company's service and are too far advanced in years to learn and they are being retained. They who have not availed themselves of the schools are now suffering for their neglect by discharge, ample time having been given for them to obtain the useful knowledge.

1171. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Town Meeting. The town meeting yesterday at Armory hall was largely attended and by many who expected to witness a skirmish on the school question between the two districts. The meeting was called to order by Town Clerk Wales and Geo. W. Burnham was chosen chairman but declined to serve and Whiting Hayden was named but he asked to be excused and in the absence of Moderator Fowler John M. Hall Esq. was persuaded to serve.
The ball was set rolling by a resolution offered in writing by selectman Lincoln providing for the election of a committee of five by ballot who shall
have charge of a high school to be known by the name of Natchaug which shall be free to the children of all the residents of the town and all outside the town who pay taxes on an assessment of not less than $4,000. The chair ruled that inasmuch as the statutes required that the town must to establish a high school before it could provide for the maintenance of one that preliminary step must be taken before it could entertain the resolution. This was a signal for a volley of remarks and the discussion was opened with a motion by James E. Hayden providing for the establishment of a town high school and in promotion of which he made a set speech enlarging upon the necessity of town's possessing academic
facilities which would render it unnecessary for the people of this rich and prosperous community to send abroad in order that their children might enjoy such advantages. A spirited debate of the question ensued and Wm. C. Jillson, who is intimately acquainted with the educational facilities afforded by this town, presented the matter in a very plausible light, and suggested that if the town was really desirous of establishing a central high school, ample accommodations could be obtained at the Natchaug school building and that satisfactory arrangements could probably be made with the second district with that object in view. Numerous compliments were paid by the speakers to the condition of the schools in both districts and it was apparent that they are thought to be satisfactory. When the central high school question shall be settled it will be by adopting the suggestion of Mr. Jillson if the weight of public sentiment as at presnt; shall prevail at that time. There is need of new buildings in the upper district, the present ones, as was stated, being in a dilapidated condition, and this explains why the town was called upon to discuss the subject of schools. To provide the necessary buildings will require a large outlay by that district and inasmuch as the number of scholars enumerated there is about equal to those in the Natchaug district exclusive of the Parochial pupils, it is perhaps no more than fair that a new district line should be established, which will ease the first district in the burden. Let the line be located at Church street. The town high school project was decisively voted down it being the general opinion that we are not yet ready for such a step. The article in the warning which called for different arrangements in lock-up facilities provoked the use of strong language in denunciation of the present vile institution. The selectmen were authorized to provide a creditable lock-up for the use of the town and if suitable conveniences could not be obtained otherwise, to purchase land and erect a building specifically for that purpose. It was stated at the meeting that a prisoner from Pomfret some time since confined in the present "thing" upon his return home told such scandalous
stories about the condition of the lock-up that they have been spread about the eastern part of the county and have brought disrepute upon the town.
With but little ado it was voted to appropriate $1000 to build a fence at the rear of the Willimantic cemetery next to the railroad, which shows that our people take due pride in that resting place.
It was voted to take no action on the matter of increased room for the superior court and the selectmen were given permission by the owners of the
courthouse to lower the judges desk.

1172. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: South Coventry.
Curtis Deane is spending his vacation in town.
Herbert Eaton who has been seriously ill with typhoid fever is considered by his physician and friends to be in a more favorable condition at present writing.
The family of Frederick Manning of Brooklyn, N.Y., is spending the warm weather at Van Bennett's, and enjoy with their own team the beautiful drives around our town also the pleasures that come from a row on Wamgambaug.
Miss Rhoda Spencer a lady at the advanced age of 80 years, who resides with her niece Mrs. Emily Hutchinson recently slipped from a bank wall on which she was walking and received a broken hip. Drs. Deane and Hill reduced the fracture.

Miss Alice Mason is in Cleveland with her sister, Mrs. Hoxie, during her vacation.
W.A. Babcock of Cleveland who is on a business eastern trip spent the Sabbath with his mother.
When the addition to Hull & Sweet's store is completed, it is said that Dodge will remove his meat market there which will be an accommodation to the central village an outside customers also.
Mrs. Benoni Irwin of N.Y. city with her young daughter will spend a timd during the heated term in our village.
Dr. Barrows and wife of Hartford have been in town again for a few days with Mrs. Preston.
Mrs. M. Richardson of San Francisco a granddaughter of the late Marvin Curtis and who possessed the talent of an artist has been on a visit at Dr. Deane's and visited the old home of her father taking home some sketches of the old place for her father's enjoyment.
Henry Squires who has been engaged in a job of chopping and camping at his place of rendezvous recently cut his knee pan with an axe, and not giving it the attention it demanded, has been a great sufferer from his injury, but is now slowly improving with the prospect of a stiff leg.
Mrs. Henry Fitch will remain with her sister till August and then visit among friends before making future arrangements. Widowed and childless she has the heartfelt sympathy of all her friends, in her sad bereavement.
Rev. Francis Williams and wife of Chaplin, were the guests last week of their niece Mrs. Daniel Bingham.
C. Kingsbury who has been confined to the house by sickness is out overseeing his business affairs again.

1173. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: South Windham.
Giles S. Potter was quite severely injured at the foundry Monday by a board which fell upon him striking him upon the head. He received a bad cut upon the scalp but pluckily continued at work.
G.A. Murdock is said to have no superior at making lemonade. They all say so.

Smith, Winchester & Co. are erecting a large coal house just south of their blacksmith shop.

1174. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Columbia.
Geo. O. Sawyer of Brooklyn, N.Y., a school teacher from that city, is enjoying his vacation at Albert Brown's.
Miss Flora Buck of Worcester is visiting her young friends and will soon be joined by her sisters Misses Jennie and Lottie.
The Phosphorus Club of Willimantic were at the grove on the reservoir banks Friday where they seemed to enjoy themselves.
Fred A. Lyman of Woonsocket was in town a few days last week.
L.J. Robertson of Hartford recently bought some fine new potatoes of Giles Little at a good price.
The lady that accompanied Frank Holbrook from his recent trip proves to be a friend instead of a wife as reported.
Ansel G. Dewey of Portland, Me., is with his mother on Chestnut Hill.
Walton Thompson of Coventry spent the Sabbath in town with his young daughter.
Mrs. G.B. Fuller was quite ill last week but is now convalescent.

1175. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Andover.
The Ladies Society will meet at the house of Mrs. Gurley Phelps, Thursday afternoon July 19th.
Engineer George Knickerbocker who was killed by the accident on the N.Y. & N.E.R.R., near Plainville last week was a brother of Mrs. C.F. Johnson of our place. He was not killed instantly as was stated in some of the papers, but lived about forty minutes. When he saw the gravel train approaching he told his brother, Ward, to jump off but he remained in the face of almost certain death, to reverse his engine and apply the brakes. He did not have time after doing that to get out of his engine before the crash came. When asked afterwards why he did not jump, his reply was that "there would have been more dead men than there is now if I had." What hero of old or modern times ever performed a more heroic act than that of Engineer Knickerbocker, in that instant of deadly peril. In regard to the many railroad accidents which have occurred recently, it seems that most of them have resulted from the employment of incompetent help. In view of this is it not fair to ask whether or not R.R. officials are exercising all the care they ought to in the selection and employment of their servants and agents. If they are not doing so it may become necessary to provide by law, that no person shall be employed to have charge of any signal or train, without first being subjected to a thorough examination as to his character, and fitness for holding such a position. It is as important to the safety of life and property that such positions should be properly filled, as that a vessel should have a competent captain and pilot.
Mrs. Sarah Kingsbury has just been allowed a pension on account of the death of her son in the army amounting to over $1800.

1176. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: The salvation army has not been very successful in its American campaign against sin. The leaders are a queer lot of cranks who adopt all kinds of questionable means to attract congregations to their meetings.

1177. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Mr. Davis S. Adams who has had editorial management of Cooley's Weekly, Norwich, for a number of years past severed his connection with that paper last week to take a more desirable position on the staff of the New Haven Register. During his term of service on that paper Mr. Adams has displayed a special aptitude for newspaper work and showed himself possessed of more than ordinary literary abilities. He is a gentleman of indomitable perseverance and a commendable ambition to make a mark in journalism and if he fail we shall be much surprised. The Register will find him a valuable acquisition. All success, Dave, is our wish.

1178. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Connecticut Patents.
Official list of United State Patents issued to the citizens of Connecticut for the week ending July 16, 1883, reported from the office of Simonds &
Burdett, solicitors of patents:
William A. Babcock, South Coventry; air compressor
Charles E. Buell, New Haven; electric fire extinguisher and fire alarm system.
Louis T. Bulley and D.W. Burnham, said Bulley assignor to G.N. Bulley, New Haven; snap hook
Wells A. Case, South Manchester; pipe wrench.
Hubert C. Hart, Unionville; belt fastener.
Arnold C. Hart, Noroton; horse shoe.
Joseph R. Hawley, Hartford; charm compass.
Herman F. Hoffman, Torrington; hand saw.
Timothy D. Hotchkiss, Higganum; cutting pliers.
Burdett Loomis, Hartford, manufacture of bricks.
Brudett Loomis, Hartford, device for burning gaseous fuel in kilns.
Christopher F. Rebstock, Meriden; composition for coating metallic surfaces.
George Waikinson, New Haven; pants protector.
Dwight and D.C. Wheeler, Bridgeport; manufacture of hat frames and bodies.
Dwight and D.C. Wheeler, Bridgeport; covering hat frames.
Dwight and D.C. Wheeler, Bridgeport; hat binding.
E.Walter Whittock, New Haven; tube coiling machine.
Trade Mark - Henry Davis, Brooklyn, N.Y., as assignor to the Hartford Carpet company, Hartford, carpet.

1179. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Apaches whose families are under the protection of General Crook at San Carlos reservation are reported as perpetrating a number of murders in the State of Sonora, Mexico.

1180. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: The coroner's verdict in the case of Miss Mamie Cables, the 15-year-old girl found dead in the streets of Danbury, is death by poison administered by her own hands.

1181. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Thomas Connolly, the victim of Bridget McCue's wrath is in a critical condition. He is raving delirious and confined in a strait jacket at the New Haven hospital. The vitrol thrown in his face will undoubtedly kill him.

1182. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Two new cottages are to be built on the grounds of the State Reform School at Meriden. This is for the purpose of carrying out the proposed "home plan" of caring for boys. The cottages are to be built of brick. They will be 106x48 feet, with three stories and a basement.

1183. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Charles Weldon, aged 19, escaped from his parents at Norwich on Monday and can not be found. He is five feet eight inches in height, of light complexion and is religiously inclined. Mr. H.J. Weldon, his father, was in New Haven yesterday looking for him. He was last seen in Meriden, and was then walking toward New Haven.

1184. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: At the quarterly meeting of the Church of the Redeemer, Bridgeport, held Thursday evening, a communication was read from Mr. P.T. Barnum, one of the trustees, tendering to the church cathedral stained glass windows throughout at a cost of $1,000. Contractors from Boston have already taken the measurements, and it is expected the windows will be put in during the vacation.

1185. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Mr. Timothy J. O'Connell, generally known as the sheriff, who owns a saloon at No. 220 Hamilton street, New Haven, has been missing since Wednesday. Mrs. Walter G. Brooks, who lives close by Mr. O'Connell's saloon, left the same day. Mrs. Brooks is about 30 years old and very good looking, of the blonde type. Mr. Brooks said that his wife was in Centerville, and that Mrs. O'Connell was needlessly jealous. The latter scouted both statements.

1186. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Miss Ida Boynton of Norwalk, a 14 year old school girl of respectable parents recently eloped with a cough cure man, named Charles Shenden. The parents of the wayward girl have been pursuit of the pair, but lost track of them. Shenden is a man of 50 years of age, of prepossessing appearance, and dresses stylishly. Finally a telegram was received from the runaway girl at Detroit, which stated she had been wronged and deserted and was left in Detroit penniless and repentant. The mother of the girl went to the county sheriff and succeeded in getting him to start for Detroit with a warrant for the arrest of the girl. Her deceiver escaped.

1187. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Victor Trudu, 13 year old son of Napoleon Trudu of Norwich, Conn. Was drowned in the Shetucket river, Sunday while bathing.

1188. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Sherman W. Pratt, of Newton, whose sleep of months has been reported, is awake and has been so, in fact, for two or three weeks. He shows evidence of insanity and while he is quiet mornings after noon has passed he becomes excited and yells at the top of his lungs.

1189. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: The New Haven wire-works at East Haven were damaged $30,000 by fire Sunday night; fully insured. Three hundred men were temporarily thrown out of employment. E.S. Wheeler & Co., the owners of the works, say that they will be rebuilt and in running order within sixty days. The fire was caused by an overheated furnace.

1190. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Born.
Morrison - In Willimantic, July 15, twin daughters to Albert R. and Kathie H. Morrison.

1191. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Died.
Brown - In Willimantic, July 12, Elijah Brown aged 80 years.
Picknell - In Willimantic, July 15 Corinne Picknell aged 6 months.
Boisjolis - In Willimantic, July 13, Maria Boisjolis aged 2 years.
Holland - In Willimantic, July 16, Hannora Holland, aged 67 years.

1192. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Help Wanted. Three or four good experienced Thread Spoolers wanted immediately. Steady employment and best of wages guaranteed. Apply to The National Thread Co., Mansfield Hollow, July 17, 1883.

1193. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: The Hartford Creditors of the late Cornelius J. Vanderbilt have been paid in full with interest, from the recent sale of his residence. There is a surplus of several thousand dollars.

1194. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Over 4000 people were in the procession at the funeral of the late Vicar General Walsh in Meriden, Thursday. Father B.O.R. Sheridan of Collinsville is suggested as a possible successor to the dead vicar-general, as is also the Rev. J.H. Duggan of Waterbury. There is also a rumor that the diocesan chancelor Father Hunt will be placed over St. Rose's. Father Walsh left a will which was drawn a short time previous to his last trip to Europe. Bishop McMahon and Father Russell of new Haven are his executors. His estate which is estimated at from $15,000 to $25,000 consists mostly of personal property. The bulk of it is left to the Sisters of Mercy and the church and there are a few legacies.

1195. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: The blacksmiths and body builders employed at Manville's carriage manufactory New Haven, received notice a few days ago that a reduction of ten per cent would be made in their wages. Similar reductions have been made by most of the other carriage manufacturing firms in New Haven. After receiving the notice of reduction the men kept at work until Saturday morning, when they expressed dissatisfaction. They offered to compromise on a reduction of five per cent and on Manville refusing they left the factory in a body. The men say they did not make more than $2.50 a day at the old rates. Several hundred workmen are employed at carriage making in this building and it is
believed that the others will follow the example of Manville's workmen.

1196. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: North Windham.
Although rather late, we would like to speak of the social gathering here in which the patriots old and young participated on the fourth of July. A clam chowder together with the usual accompaniments of a picnic were dispensed to a hungry crowd. Various games were indulged in. Jubilee songs were sun, and fireworks from both earth and sky concluded the day's festivities. We would also note a pleasant gather on the grounds of Alphonse Galinas which was chiefly enjoyed by the French population.
The funeral of Mrs. Philenia Lincoln of Central Falls, R.I., was held in the church here last Friday afternoon, Rev. Mr. Free conducting the services. She with her husband, the late Nathaniel H. Lincoln, were residents of this village for many years. One daughter remains, Mrs. Ira Crocker of Central Falls. Rev. Mr. Glidden of Mansfield preached here last Sabbath afternoon. We understand Messrs. Maine & Porter hold a meeting here next Sabbath at the usual hour. Sunday school at 11:30 o'clock a.m. and prayer meeting in the evening.

1197. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Canterbury.
Some families in town are severely afflicted with the measles. They are said to go hard this season. Mr. Frank Richmond and two of his children are reported very ill of this disease. Mr. John T. Shea has the sympathy of his many friends in the severe sickness in his family, resulting last week in the death of his fourth son, Daniel, aged sixteen years. In the death of Silas Howe on the 10th at South Canterbury, Mr. Daniel Howe is bereft of a son upon which he depended much. A wife is made a widow, and three small children are left fatherless.

1198. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: Tom Thumb Dead. Charles Heywood Stratton better known to the public as General Tom Thumb, died at his residence in Middleboro, Mass, at 8:30 o'clock Sunday morning of apoplexy. He had been slightly indisposed for a few days, but nothing serious was anticipated. He was born in Bridgeport, Conn., on January 4, 1838, and was consequently 45 years old. At the age of 4 he entered the service of P.T. Barnum, and has been before the public ever since. He leaves a widow, who has been on the stage since their marriage in 1863. Stratton came to the notice of P.T. Barnum in November, 1842, and the showman described him as being under two feet high; weighing less than sixteen pounds, beautifully formed; a blonde, with ruddy cheeks, and mirthful eyes. Barnum introduced Stratton to the public on Dec. 8, 1842, by the name that
afterward preceded him around the world - General Tom Thumb. He paid the little midget $3 a week with expenses for himself and his mother for four weeks. Then he was reengaged for twelve months at $7 a week, but long before this term expired, Mr. Barnum paid him $25 a week. In January 1846, Tom Thumb, now getting $50 a week and expenses set sail with Barnum for Europe in the Yorkshire, a sailing ship. The little general proved a decided hit in England, France and Germany, and the statement, never afterward omitted on from the showbills that he was exhibited "before the crowned heads," was literally true. In 1857 Barnum took Tom Thumb and Cordelia Howard a child who was famous as little Eva in "Uncle Tom's Cabin," to Europe and in 1862 he engaged Lavinia and Minnie Warren, two tiny sisters to the former of whom Tom Thumb lost his heart at the showman's home in Bridgeport. At the old museum where the Herald building now stands the receipts (principally because of the presence of the noted little man and the Warrens) were frequently $3,000 a day. The fact that Tom Thumb and Lavinia Warren were to be married redoubled the popular interest in them, and Barnum offered them $15,000 to postpone the wedding a month. This was indignantly refused. The showman resisted the temptation to have their wedding viewed by the public at so much a seat though he said that he could have made $25,000 by exhibiting the ceremony in the Academy of music. They were married in Grace Church, and held a reception afterward in the Metropolitan hotel. This was in
1862. General Tom Thumb long ago grew in height, became stout and ceased to be the smallest mortal on exhibition. He wore moustaches and a beard. Three generations of Americans sat before him.

1199. TWC Wed Jul 18, 1883: For Sale - One new two horse team wagon with Spring seat, one new Concord Buggy, one new Side Spring Buggy, one Side Spring Business wagon, one new Hand Cart, one Light Road Wagon, one One Horse Farm Wagon, one Three Spring Phaeton, and one buggy harness, one Side Bar Buggy. G. Winfield Snow, No. 9 Bellevieu Street, Willimantic, Conn.

1200. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: About Town.
Holmes pays cash for beans and eggs.
S.F. Loomer has broken ground for his house "over the river."
Those Providence river clams are splendid. Holmes has them Saturdays.
Francis S. Long Post, G.A.R. give an excursion to Block Island, Saturday.
The new Episcopal church which is a very neat and cozy edifice outside and inside will be open for worship one week from next Sunday.
Charles Bradeen, at his Church street restaurant is serving clam chowder every day. He also cooks at all hours of the day anything in the line of
John Hickey is removing the house on Union street, lately purchased by him a little northward from the present site, and expects to build there the coming fall. He talks of a large brick block.
At a special meeting of company E held at their armory last evening Patrick Fitzpatrick was elected second lieutenant vice Timothy Connor resigned. John Crawford was also elected first sergeant.
At a business meeting of the bookkeepers ball nine held Monday evening Dr. F. H. Houghton was chosen captain and Henry R. Lincoln, secretary and treasurer. All communications should be addressed to the secretary.

1201. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: John Anderson, brother of Mrs. James Dolan returned home yesterday with an honorable discharge from the regular army having served his five years term of enlistment in troop A of the 6th U.S. cavalry. He was with General Crook all through the late Indian raid into Mexico.

1202. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: The W.G. & A.R. Morrison Machine company gave the workmen a picnic and clambake at Columbia lake Saturday. The best of feeling exists between this company and their employees and these occasions which are of annual occurrence serve to cement this feeling.

1203. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Sheriff Osgood has levied on a quantity of thread belonging to the Willimantic Linen company to satisfy a judgement of about $3,500 against the company. It is advertised to be sold at the public signpost on August 14th. This may offer an opportunity for our merchants to get their thread cheap.

1204. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: J.W. Webb's meat wagon came very near being demolished at the Union street railroad crossing Saturday. The horse had crossed and stopped near the railroad when a switching train backed up slowly. This somewhat frightened the horse and he backed into the moving train. The cars jostled the wagon a number of feet before they stopped but no damage done. It would have been a serious affair had the train been running fast.

1205. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Principal C.H. Holbrook will not return to the position of teacher in the Willimantic high school, Committeeman Hall having engaged Mr. Charles F. Merrill of Ware, Mass., to take charge of the school in that district. Mr. Merrill comes well recommended and has had an experience of over ten years of teaching having in that time prepared forty-seven students for college. Principal Welch has been re-engaged by Mr. Jillson for another year at an increased salary.

1206. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: The W.G. & A.R. Morrison company held their annual meeting on Monday of last week and elected the following officers. President, Ansel Arnold; vice-president, W.G. Morrison, secretary and treasurer, A.R. Morrison; directors - Ansel Arnold, A.T. Fowler, J.D. Chaffee, W.G. Morrison and A.R. Morrison. A semi-annual dividend of 3 per cent on the capital stock of $50,000 was declared. This is one of the substantial concerns of the town and it has a great future before it if we are anything of a prophet.

1207. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: From among Saturday's telegraphic news we clip the following: "James Brady a notorious thief is under arrest for horse stealing in New York. In 1854 he was convicted of participation in the robbery of the Windham (Conn.) bank, and served three years in the state prison.

1208. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: A wooden bridge on the New York and New England railroad over the south branch of the Pawtucket river near Coventry, R.I., was burned Monday noon probably by sparks from an engine. A train from this place arrived at the spot as the fire was discovered. The engine was run across to see if the structure would bear the weight. The flames spread so rapidly that it could not be run back to the cars.

1209. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: We notice that some of Co. W.E. Barrows' Hartford friends are suggesting him as a possible republican candidate for governor at the next election. We believe that the president of the Willimantic company is too stirring a gentleman and has no ambition to fill the gubernatorial chair. He has enterprise and versatility enough to make himself conspicuous at the national capitol. It is on the programme, so we are told, that should our next congressman come from this section of the district Col. W.E. Barrows will be the man.

1210. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: J.H. Gray's athletic and variety prize exhibition was fairly attended at Franklin hall Saturday evening. Following is the list of prize winners: banjoist, A.A. Farland, Moosup, Ct.; bicycle, George Nash; wrestling, Charles Henry; club swinging, William Moriarty; jig dance, John Donavan; harmonica, Henry Moriarty; double clog, Shea & Johnson; pie eater, Thomas Conners; bootblack, Italian George; boxing, Owen Ronan; roller skating, Charles Webster. The entertainment will be repeated on Thursday night of this week.

1211. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: The telegraph operators in this village are on duty the same as usual not having joined the strikers. The Brotherhood of Telegraphers do not require members doing railroad business to strike consequently Manager H.N. Williams who is a member and took charge of the formation of the Union in eastern Connecticut, and his assistants are at their batteries and are also receiving commercial business subject to delay. Manger Jas. Dolan of the American Rapid is not a member of the Brotherhood and is receiving all business. Lineman C.P. Brann of the Western Union company ahs joined the strikers. Public sentiment in favor of the strikers is very pronounced here.

1212. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: For the past few weeks a familiar sight on our streets has been the blind newsboy Dennis Sullivan. He is now home on vacation from a Boston school for the blind which he is attending, being sent there by the state, and has taken up the work of selling newspapers and is able by this means to be of considerable assistance to his parents. He has no trouble in finding his way about the principal streets of the village unattended, is always cheerful and between his calls announcing the different journals he has for sale he is singing or whistling and he does either artfully, picking up any tune with the greatest ease. Mentally he is very bright and when he has acquired the education he is seeking it is probable that he may fill some important station in life; this village has one example of what a blind man can do properly educated.

1213. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: St. Joseph's Catholic society will have an excursion to Lyles Beach next Saturday. The excursionists will leave by special train at 7 o'clock a.m. take a fine steamer Block Island at Norwich and enjoy the beautiful sail to that popular resort, where they expect to land at 10 o'clock. Satiated with one of the original Rhode Island shore dinners, boating and bathing they will return at 4:30 by the same steamer to New London, where the regular train will receive them and return them home all pleased with their pleasant trip at 7 p.m. Fare for the round trip will be at the reasonable figure of $1,50 for adults and $1 for children. Tickets are on sale at the stores of John Hennessy, Sodom, E.F. Casey, John Hickey, J.E. Murray & Co., H.H. Flint and J.N. Archambault & Co. Those who cannot leave at 7 a.m. may take the regular train at 8:10 a.m. to New London and there join the excursionists.

1214. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Arrangements are completed for the formation of an Eastern Connecticut trotting circuit, to comprise the agricultural societies holding fairs at Stafford Springs, Willimantic and Norwich. The plan is to have the trotting classes nearly the same at all these fairs; the dates being for Norwich, Sept. 25th, 26th, and 27th, for Willimantic Oct. 2d, 3d, and 4th, and for Stafford Springs, Oct. 10th, and 11th. The premiums for trotting alone at the three fairs will be about $3,600, Stafford Springs besides having running classes. The advantages to these three societies is in securing no conflict of dates, and the following of the entries of horses and of other fair attractions from one to the other in course, and thereby a common interest in advertising and otherwise co-operating together. Entries to the trotting classes of the entire circuit of all these fairs will close on Thursday, Sept. 20th. The Windham county Agricultural society has not come into the combination and therefore loses the extra attractions which are warranted by the union. The dates of that exhibition are September 18th, 19th, and 20th.

1215. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: At the annual meeting of the Dime Savings Bank held at their banking rooms on Wednesday the 18th inst. the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President, James Walden, Vice-President, Ansel Arnold, Directors, James Walden, Ansel Arnold, James E. Murray, Dr. Fred Rogers, Henry G. Taintor, Col. Anson Fowler, Dr. E.G. Sumner, William C. Jillson, Porter B. Peck, David Greenslit, Joseph H. Woisard, Amos T. Fowler, Col. William E. Barrows, Thomas C. Chandler, George Lincoln, John L. Walden; Secretary and
Treasurer, John L. Walden; Auditors, O.H.K. Risley, Henry R. Lincoln. The deposits are $587,329.36, having increased $49,399.55 during the year and $10,000 more than the year previous. $6,608.36 was added to the surplus account during the same time making a total surplus and interest account of $24,220.87. This bank does not hold any over due paper or foreclosed property and was never in a more healthy and prosperous condition than at present.

1216. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Justice Court.
The police have been unusually busy the past week looking after law breakers and a large grist of penalties have been ground out by the justice mill.
That troublesome darkey, Lou Watson, who, when drunk, which is a large part of the time, is a source of much annoyance to the inhabitants of upper Main street, was gathered in by officer Brown Saturday night for being extremely disorderly and after spending a Sabbath of reflection in the delightful and aromatic atmosphere of the alleged lockup, was presented before Justice Arnold to answer. He was found guilty of the charge and sent over for 30 days.

Saturday night George Mack was also supersaturated with the ardent, and made a rumpus in the rear of Mr. Levi Frink's Voluntown Bazaar. Complaint was made to Officer Brown who took the fellow in tow and walked him down to the repository. But a few days previous he had been arraigned on a similar charge and Monday he got $3 and costs which amounted to $12.60. he is now at the county seat working
it out at two shillings a day.
A case of plain drunk was disposed of the offender paying $11, and costs for the amusement. His name was Robert Keirns. For drunkenness and fighting another fellow paid $10.08.
Two young fellows named respectively George White and William Gilbert each about sixteen years old were arrested near the Willimantic cemetery Sunday for attempting to break into the New York and New England depot at South Windham. They were discovered forcing an entrance through a window and fled immediately, but were pursued by station agent Whitman, who had been informed of the occurrence, and who came in sight of them near the bridge below camp station on the track. Upon seeing him they took to the woods for a distance but were again seen upon the track above camp station. The pursuit was then taken up by Edward Bass and with the assistance of Jerry Lee, switchman at Bridge street, they were captured sitting by the railroad track near the cemetery. Officer Brown was summoned and they were locked up to await examination Monday. They confessed their guilt and also owned up to having stolen railroad tickets and a stamp from the Jewett City station and hiding most of them on a side hill near that place where they were subsequently found. From their clothing was taken a loaded revolver, railroad tickets and a brass cased watch. They were taken before Justice Sumner Monday and bound over to the superior court in the sum of $500. They claimed to be orphans hailing from Newport, R.I.
Monday Nelson Douglass, alias Nelson Lyman, obtained a nice travelling bag, coat and duster, and a pair of sleeve buttons amounting to $8.25 of H.E. Remington & Co., on a fraudulent note purporting to come from Isaac Sanderson. After they had delivered the goods and the fellow had gone their suspicion was aroused as to the genuineness of Mr. Sanderson's signature it having been written very indistinctly and they communicated with him. He disclaimed any knowledge of the matter thus confirming their suspicions. They instituted an immediate search for the imposter and he not being found they offered a reward of $25 for his arrest. It was surmised that he had taken the road to Colchester as it was said that he had previously figured in affairs of this kind and had always made that town is hiding place. Officer Sessions followed up this clue and readily found and captured him there. He had worked for Mr. Sanderson a few days last spring but was not at present in his employ. Justice Sumner found
sufficient cause yesterday for binding him over to the superior court and he will probably get not less than a two years lease of state prison life for his little $8.75 racket. He sold himself cheap.
Elwood Griggs was brought up yesterday before Justice Sumner by Officer Shurtliff for drunkenness and assault. It appeared that Griggs was sitting on the side of Walnut street near Prospect Monday night and as a lady passed on her way home he spoke to her and got up and followed her. She screamed giving the alarm to two men and they took the fellow into custody and delivered him over to the police. A penalty of ten days in jail and costs of prosecution was imposed.

1217. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Personals.
Warden Harrington and Mr. E.M. Durkee are on a trip through Turnerville and Hebron.
The Misses Buck will rusticate in Westford for a few weeks.
Mr. G.G. Standish has been recuperating at Westbrook.
Miss Lucy Perkins of Coventry is visiting Mr. J.H. Capen.
Mr. Otho Sullivan of Stonington has been visiting friends in town the past week.
Mrs. J.H. Ramsdell, son and daughter, of Washington, D.C. are guests of Rev. L.H. Wells for the summer.
Mr. A.A. Robinson of Attleboro, Mass. is in charge of the Adams Express office during the absence of Mr. R.E. Isbell who is on a two weeks vacation.
Mrs. Vera A. Bartlett is spending a few days with friends in Danvers, Mass.
Dr. J.D. Jillson will be absent from his office from Aug. 11th to the 27th.
Letters received from D.G. Lawson report his arrival in Glasgow, Scotland, in comfortable health.
Master J.D. Conant is introducing the Ladies' Favorite Pillow Sham Holder into the town of Windham. It is acknowledged by all to be the best out.
Henry Bugbee has been visiting friends in East Hampton.
W.D. Grant of J.C. Bugbee & Co., is able to be at business again after a fortnight's illness.
Misses Lizzie and Mary Gleason of Middletown are visiting at Mr. J.R. Root's.

1218. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: South Windham.
A great deal of sickness is prevalent here at present but to what it is owing it is difficult to day.

1219. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Mansfield.
The rain of last Sabbath morning has revived the drooping spirits of every body but especially the farmers, who have been almost discouraged. Although the hay crop has been put as low as one-half yet the rye crop is good. On the farm owned by O.S. Chaffee & Son there was harvested one of the best fields of rye in town. The berry was the best that we ever saw. The farm has a stanch Locofoco boss and they can beat the world farming, as the corn and potatoes upon said farm will show.
Chaffeeville appears to be not only the seat of rural improvements but manufacturing interests attract the attention of a goodly number. A visit to
this place you can see illustrated liberal ideas of farming. The location is unique and picturesque and the views from the adjoining hills are grand and
beautiful. Since the burning of the old factory, there has been extensive repairs on the buildings then standing there has also, four new houses been
built, a large and commodious addition to the boarding house, together with a large two story mill. But a few years ago they built a massive dam across the Fenton river which is now being raised some three feet. These are all suggestions of thrift and enterprise.

1220. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Andover.
The Ladies society met at the house of Mrs. Gurley Phelps last Thursday afternoon. The meeting though not large was a very pleasant one.
Mr. N.U. Hutchinson, of Hartford, an old resident of Andover, has been
spending a few days here.
Col. G.D. Post of Putnam was in town over Sunday.
Dr. Walter Jones of Virginia, another old resident who has not been here before for some ten or twelve years, is also spending a few days with us. Dr. Jones is practicing medicine in a farming district a few miles to the southwest of Richmond. The doctor says that the winters there are usually very mild but that last winter was an exception to the rule; but from his account of the heat of the summers it would seem to be an excellent place for sinners to prepare for their future punishment.
Mr. Walter Noyce who has been night operator here for about a year has been promoted to be station agent at Thompson. Mr. Noyce has made many friends here during his stay among us. May continued success attend him in his new field of labor. It is not until some dreadful accident happens through some little mistake or forgetfulness of an operator that people generally realize how important is the work to be performed by the operators in the employ of the railroad telegraphic service. The public wants that work well done, and is much inclined to think that it should be well paid for too. Mr. Noyce is succeeded here by Mr. John Nagle.
Mr. Kyahnyo Myattway a native of Rangoon, Burmah, delivered a lecture in the Baptist church last Friday evening on Burmah, its people, their habits, customs and religion. Mr. Myattway is a young man who was sent to this country some years ago to be educated and will soon return to his native land to engage in the work of the ministry. His lecture was very interesting and was listened to with the closest attention by a full house from beginning to end.

1221. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Columbia
Dan Fuller who spends most of his time on the water recently spent a few days with his mother on Chestnut Hill.
Herman Page has passed a creditable examination for admittance to Trinity College and will enter next term.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert O. Hall of East Hampton are in town for a couple of weeks.
Mrs. L.C. Clark had seven blossoms on her night blooming cereus last Sabbath evening, also one at W.H. Yeomans, Thursday evening on a cutting only six months old, and more to open.
Mrs. A.G. Dewey accompanies her husband on his home visit, but is in poor health.
Miss Julia Gray is recreating at Martha's Vineyard. Chas. Clark and wife at Niantic; W.H. Yeomans and son at the island. The Misses Fuller leave soon for some point not fully decided upon.
The W.G. & A.R. Morrison Co. gave their employes a holiday on Saturday and they improved the opportunity by gathering at the reservoir a place which has become quite popular, being easily accessible by team with a fine grove and plenty of boats and good fishing.
Miss Clara Holbrook closed a very successful term of school on Pine street on Friday. The old school room which the scholars have occupied for the last time they tastefully decorated with evergreens hiding its many deformities while the stove was covered with evergreens, bouquets of flowers, and a pan of water lilies. The scholars inspired by the faithfulness of their teacher have applied themselves and the result of the combination was plainly apparent to visitors and parents all being highly pleased with the progress the school had made under such an efficient teacher.

1221. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: The use of chemicals as an antidote to fire is urged more strongly and seems to meet with more favor every day. The latest application of the principle comes in the form of a recommendation by a Mr. Schlumberger, that a bottle of ammonia be placed in every barrel of petroleum. On ignition, from any cause, the bottle would break and the ammoniacal vapors would at once extinguish the fire. An Italian savant, M. Pietro Santo, proposes to apply the same method to collieries liable to fire damp. Tanks filled with ammonia and set in convenient places, would, it is claimed, stop the combustion, which could not subsist in an ammoniacal atmosphere.

1222. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883:A good swimmer can't drown himself on purpose. He may think he can, and go to try; but the man doesn't live who can help swimming if he is able just as soon as he begins to choke. Such is the opinion of an old sailor, who adds: "How many times we hear of folks changing their minds after they had got under water, and of course there's lots that never let on what they meant to do. When you read about a suicider weighing himself with lead or something, and the paper says it was done to hide the corpse, don't you believe it. Such persons are good swimmers, and who knows - perhaps from experience - that they've got to have help to keep them under."

1223. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Belle Harris is a heroine and martyr in the eyes of the Mormons. She is confined in the penitentiary near Salt Lake City, where she is daily visited by men and women high in the church, who continually exhort her to hold firm, and not betray her Saviour into the hands of the Gentiles. In the Mormon belief a woman's husband is her only Saviour, and she cannot be raised after death except through him. Belle's case is a test one under the Edmunds law. Several years ago a saint named Clarence Merrill took her for his third wife. She has borne two children whose parentage has never been questioned. Merrill is being prosecuted for polygamy. Belle Harris was summoned as a witness. Were you ever married? She refused to answer questions as to her marriage. Consequently she was adjusted guilty of contempt of court, and sentenced to pay a fine of $25 also to be imprisoned until she should become a tractable witness.

1224. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: North Windham.
Work on the R.R. is progressing and when completed we shall hope for better rail accommodations, as a number of trains, that formerly stopped here, now go rushing past as much as to say "You are of very little consequence." They however give us good mail facilities for which we are thankful.
The little folks are busy in the berry fields and berry parties have already been seen rushing by to pick the luscious fruit.
The efforts which have been made to render the cemetery a pleasant spot are very commendable. Several stones have recently been erected and a large urn-filled with choice plants add much to the beauty of the yard. Now let the church receive some attention.
Mrs. Sallie Fuller of New York City is boarding for the summer at Mrs. Jane Burnham's. Miss Ida Burnham of Hartford has also been a guest at the same house.

Mrs. Joseph Tucker and Miss Hattie Flint recently spent a week near Narragansett bay, and doubtless took in many of its attractive points.
Misses Julia Peck and Harriet Webb accompanied by Hon. D. Clark of Hartford, have been enjoying life for the past two weeks at Bloc Island, Cape Cod and Old Orchard Beach. Mrs. [sic] W. intends soon to return to her home in Ohio. She will carry with her favorable impressions of New England, her father's and mother's home in early life.
Mr. David Nichols has met with quite a misfortune. He was repairing his barn when it got past his control and fell in a heap of ruins. His little son has been dangerously ill, but we are glad to hear he is recovering.

1225. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Scotland.
Rev. Mr. Wright supplied the pulpit in the Congregational church last Sabbath.
Mr. Charles Frink of Providence spent Sunday in town at his mother's.
F.W. Cunningham and family returned Saturday from a week's camp on the Narragansett Bay.
Mr. N. Perigo has bought the house known as the Tracy house where he formerly lived.
Mrs. Alpheus Fuller and daughter from the West are visiting friends in town. The annual trip to the shore has occupied the minds of those who usually go to some extent during the hot weather. The building on the Stewart place, which the party has occupied for several seasons has been engaged and is large enough to accommodate all who wish to go. The camp built by the party last year proved too small for the convenience and comfort of so large a party, but the Stewart building has always proved sufficient. It is probable that some of the "young folks" will go into camp August 17th, and the rest follow at their convenience. The "old folks" will take possession a week later.

1226. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Windham County Jury List.
The Jury Commission - E.L. Cundall, clerk of superior court, H. Osgood, Sheriff of Windham county, Hon. M.H. Sanger of Canterbury and P.L. Peck of Chaplin - on Monday July 9 made the following jury appointments for towns in this vicinity.
Windham: Freeman D. Spencer, George W. Burnham, Edward L. Burnham, George Lincoln, Edwin H. Hall, Jr., Don F. Johnson, W.W. Follett, George M. Harrington, Bradford Larkin, James E. Murray, Marcus L. Tryon, Edwin A. Buck, Charles T. Barstow, Silas F. Loomer, E.J. Holmes, Jr., Thomas R. Congdon, Jonathan Hatch, Frank F. Webb, William Moulton, Arthur B. Carpenter, Henry Page, Origen A. Sessions, William Swift, Amos T. Fowler, Waldo Bingham, Giles H. Alford, William Wales, Ezra Stiles, James G. Martin, Amos B. Adams, Lloyd E. Baldwin, Fred K.
Rogers, Henry N. Wales, William Cummings, G.C. Martin, George Spafford, Mason Lincoln, Elisha Hammond,
Hampton: Joseph W. Congdon, Ruben S. Eliott, Addison J. Greenslit, Ralph W. Robinson, Roger S. Williams, Homer Thayer, Lyndon T. Button, Abijah Perkins, George M. Holt, Jirah Hyde, George W. Fuller, John R. Tweedy.
Scotland: Egbert Fuller, Waldo Bass, Henry H. Carey, Kingsbury Cady, Nathan Witter, Samuel B. Sprague, John M. Palmer, Jonathan Anthony, Rufus Haskins, John P. Gager.
Chaplin: Origen Bennett, Mason A. Bates, David Nichols, Pearl L. Peck, Justin B. Holt, Jirah L. Backus, George Martin, Newell C. Hunt, James R. Utley, Chalres E. Ross, John K. Utley, Frank W. Martin.
Canterbury: Nathan Allen, Francis S. Bennett, Buriel J. Huling, Henry Kendall, David Park, Dwight Barstow, Washington Smith, Gilbert A. Palmer, A.B. Kenyon, Jacob M. Allen.
Brooklyn: Arba A. Allen, John M. Baker, Thomas R. Baxter, Thomas Braman, George Brown, Joseph B. Stetson, Stephen H. Tripp, Richard King, Martin W. Crosby, Albert Day, John Hyde, Albert D. Putnam, Eugene H. Fuller, William Searls, John N. Burdick, John M. Brown, George G. Gilbert, Horatio Hopkins, Joseph K. Potter, John Bolles.

1227. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: A fine Alderney cow for sale. Seven years old, a good milker and splendid for butter. Apply at the Boston Boot & Shoe Store.

1228. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: John Castaynetti, murderer of John Rizzo at New Haven, Conn., was arrested near Milford.

1229. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: The man run over by the cars near Hartford, Wednesday, has been identified as Fenton Campion of North Cromwell. The woman whose body was found in the water at New Haven, was Mary Sheppard, a dissolute character well known to the police.

1230. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: E. J. Billings' residence at Vernon Centre was entered by burglars, Wednesday night and about $100 stolen. Next afternoon Henry Hauerwaus and his brother Cortland were arrested in Hartford, the first for the burglary and the second for complicity in it.

1231. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Sign boards have been put up on the country roads about Hartford by the Wheelman's league. They bear mysterious characters designed to show the condition of the roads, whether good, bad or indifferent; also whether they are hilly, which is the best road to take where two roads meet, and whether they are smooth enough to allow wheelmen to coast on them.

1232. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Mrs. Joseph Weiss, the wife of the New Havener who was found floating in the North river firmly believes that her husband was murdered. She says he wrote to find out where the family was living now and she thinks that on receiving the reply he started for home with the money on his person ad that he was followed by foot pads who knocked him down and robbed him and then threw his body in the river. Weiss' body was buried by the authorities in New York, who, so far as known have made no effort to five the poor widow any information about the death of her husband.

1233. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Mrs. Frederick Morris of Beaver Brook committed suicide Friday. Poor health.

1234. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Major Russell W. Norton who was hurt by being thrown from his carriage in East Haven, Tuesday morning, died of his injuries Saturday morning.

1235. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Lawrence J. Carmalt, son of Dr. Carmalt of New Haven, and Eugene Lucas of Birmingham are the successful candidates selected to be educated at West Point.

1236. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: General C. Dudley of North Guilford, was thrown from his mowing machine, and one leg was caught in the wheel and badly broken.

1237. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Bela Ball and his wife, a respectable aged couple, were thrown from their carriage on Congress avenue, New Haven, sustaining probably fatal injuries in the case of Mr. Ball.

1238. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: John Lawler, Jr. who was committed to jail a few days ago by Justice Metcalf of West Haven for drunkenness has been released on habeas corpus, and it is reported will sue for $5,000 damages alleging false imprisonment.

1239. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: A singular suicide was witnessed on the Shore Lane railroad Friday night. When the train due at New Haven at 8:26 p.m. was this side of Clinton the engineer and conductor discovered ahead of the train a nude man standing near the track and waving his hands as if signaling the train to stop. No attention was paid to him, and just as the train reached him he leaped in front of the engine and was instantly killed. His head was crushed and one of his legs was cut off. The coroner at Clinton took charge of the body. From clothing belonging to the man it is believed that he lived in Pennsylvania.

1240. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Died.
Burchard - In Lebanon, July 21, Isabella Burchard, aged 40.
Little - In Willimantic, July 20, Orlando W. Little, aged 52.
Nason - in Mansfield, July 24, Ann Nason, aged 87.
Dwyer - In Willimantic, July 18, Mary E., daughter of Patrick Dwyer, aged 13 mos.
Moriarty - In Willimantic, July 20, Michael, and July 25, Andrew, twin sons of Michael Moriarty, aged 9 mos.

1241. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: A young woman of eighteen, a bride of four months, committed suicide in Brooklyn, E.D., by taking Paris green. The cause was jealousy of her husband, for which there was apparently no foundation. The husband's reason was temporarily shaken by the tragedy.

1242. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Third Regiment Appointments.
General order, No. 2, issued by Colonel William H. Tubbs of the Third regiment, C.N.G., makes the following appointments.
Dr. John G. Stanton of New London, to be surgeon with rank of major, vice Carleton promoted.
Hezekiah B. Smith of New London, to be adjutant with rank of captain, vice Chaney resigned. He was adjutant several years ago.
Corporal Thomas O. Thompson of company I, to be signal officer with rank of first lieutenant - original appointment.
Sergeant David Connor of company D, to be sergeant major, vice Bliss honorably discharged.
Benjamin M. Carroll of New London, to be drum major, reappointment.
James N. Wilbur of Willimantic, to be quartermaster sergeant, vice C.N. Daniels, expiration of term of service.

1243. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: David Merdes, a merchant tailor at 76 Carmine street New York, has recovered at Stamford, his 13 year old boy who ran away a month ago and whom he found blacking boots at Stamford. The father and relatives had for a month been searching the country from Chicago to Boston advertising in the daily papers, employing directives, interviewing travellers and railroad men, and writing and telegraphing - even sending cable messages to friends in London - in order to discover the whereabouts of this youthful wanderer.

1244. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: The man who shot himself in Birmingham about a year ago proves to have been a foreigner named Faggner, and now comes the news that a large estate has fallen to his heirs. The requisite proof of his death and his identity are furnished by the vital statistic records of Derby, but for which the heirs would have little hope to get the property.

1245. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Mrs. Frederick Morris, of Beaver Brook, Danbury, has been for some months in poor health and much depressed in spirits. On Friday morning her dead body was found in the river which runs at the foot of her residence. An inquest was deemed unnecessary.

1246. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: The woman who was found drowned at Long wharf, New Haven, three or four days ago, and whom the police identified as Mary Shepard, turns out to be Mrs. Max Dreyfuss of Newark, N.J. Her husband deserted her six months ago and came to New Haven. She followed him and they lived together for three months, when he again left her. She told her friends that she intended to commit suicide. Her body was exhumed Saturday and reburied in the Jewish cemetery by her friends.

1247. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Two weeks ago Worth Barrows of Coventry, while climbing over a beam in his father's barn, fell, striking upon a cart stake, making an ugly wound on the right side. The stake, it is said, penetrated the lung. Young Barrows gradually grew worse until lockjaw set in and he died on Saturday. He was a son of Mr. Don B. Barrows and only 19 years old.

1248. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: Connecticut Patents. The following patents were granted to citizens of Connecticut, bearing date of July 17, 1883. Reported by Louis Bagger & Co., mechanical experts and solicitors of patents, Washington, D.C.
Charles A. Bailey, Middletown, mechanical toy.
Charles A. Bailey, Middletown, trundle toy.
F.G. Butler, West Hartford, milk setting apparatus.
S.D. Castle, Bridgeport, base ball.
W.R. Coe, Meriden, check rein fastener.
H.C. Hart, Unionville, knife.
Emery C. Parker, New Britain, lock case.
C.W. Saladee, Torrington, vehicle spring.
A.O. Snell, New Haven, canopy holder for children's carriages.
Elihu Thompson, dynamo electric machine.
Edmund Tweedy, Danbury, hat curling machine.
S.R. Wilmot, Bridgeport, rolling mill.
S.R. Wilmot, Bridgeport, rolling mill roll. [sic]
R.A. Wooding, Kensington, extension fixture for chandeliers.

1249. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: For Sale - One new two horse team wagon with Spring seat, one new Concord Buggy, one new Side spring Buggy, one Side Spring Business wagon, one new Hand Cart, one Light Road Wagon, one One Horse Farm Wagon, one Three Spring Phaeton, and one buggy harness, one Side Bar Buggy. G. Winfield-Snow, No. 9, Bellevieu Street, Willimantic, Conn.

1250. TWC Wed Jul 25, 1883: 5000 Feet of Ash lumber for sale. One and one-half inch plant from ten to twelve ft. in length. Good lumber, and reasonably clear from knots. Enquire of E.C. White, Andover, Conn.

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