The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1884
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.
Chronicle, July 1884:
The Willimantic Chronicle July 1884:
1129. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: About Town.
Dr. I.B. Gallup has about five cords of manure at his barn on Pearl street
which he will sell cheap.
The patent deflecting buckle shield for sale by S.B. Kenyon the harnessmaker
on Church street, is a good thing.
William Jordan, clerk in Wilson & Leonard's drug store, fell from
a bicycle the other day and broke his wrist.
Farmers, bear in mind that Arnold Warren is agent for the celebrated
Walter A. Wood, when you want a mowing machine.
Durkee, Stiles & Co., have bought the Dime Savings Bank old safe
and will take possession when the bank moves into the new building.
A correspondent who ought to be authority wishes it announced that the
correct pronounciation of bicycle is 'bi-cy-cle' and not 'bi-sick-le.'
From some branches left in our office by F. Gilbronson, we judge that
the cherry crop in Lebanon is far from being a failure this year. They
were loaded with the finest fruit.
1130. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: F. Chadband has leased the
photograph gallery near the post-office and fitted it up furnished
it with improved apparatus and will serve the public with all kinds
of work in his line. Mr. Chadband is a superior artist.
1131. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: Town Clerk H.N. Wales received
a telegram Monday stating that Hyde Kingsley had been taken suddenly
dangerously ill. We are glad to say, however, that later advices indicate
much improvement in his condition.
1132. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: The Army of Reform purpose
[sic] to hold a basket picnic in Young's grove, July 4th. All persons
who wish to encourage the children in principles of virtue and total
abstinence from all intoxicants are cordially invited to meet them
with their lunch baskets at Mission Hall, Bank building on Friday
morning at 8:30 o'clock and enjoy with them the festivities of the
1133. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: At the annual school meeting
in District No. 1 held Tuesday evening Chas. E. Carpenter was chosen
district committee, and S.J. Miller clerk and treasurer for the ensuing
year. The current expenses of the school for the past year were $7237.20;
$7246.58. Balance in treasury $9.38. The treasurer also made a partial
statement of the building account, but the house is not yet finished.
It was voted to appropriate $200 for a new library.
1134. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: A pleasant social event
was the marriage last Thursday of another of our popular young drug
clerks. Mr. John T.
Baker was united to Miss M. Effie Coggeshall at the home of the bride's
arents in Montville, Ct. Mr. Baker during his two years connection with
Apothecaries hall has made a good reputation here and a large circle
of friends who will cordially welcome the lady of his choice to our village.
1135. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: Police Notes. A thrilling
scene presented itself to the habitués of the municipal court
last Saturday morning, when, weak and tottering leaning on the arm
of Officer Shurtliff and just taken from her cell, Mrs. Mary Adams
old and gray haired, was presented for trial on the charge of intoxication,
having been arrested at midnight the night before in a passenger
car surrounded by a crowd of men (?) [sic] for whom she was the object
of amusement in her maudlin condition. She has a good, honest, hard
working husband, who strives to render his humble home a pleasant
and comfortable one. This being her second time for the same offence,
Justice Sumner committed her to the county jail for 30 days, where
it is hoped that the few days left her may be the means of her redemption
from her now miserable mode of life.
An interesting trial before Justice Bowen was held Saturday afternoon,
occupying full two hours session. Peter Gilbert a young French lad 17
years old, was arraigned on a charge of the theft of a valuable gold
watch, preferred by Cyril Whitaker. Gilbert was employed in carting dirt
at the rear of Hyde Kingsley's new house corner of Church and Prospect
streets. Whittaker had charge of the men and before resuming work after
dinner last Friday he took off his vest containing the watch and placed
it on the bulkhead at the rear of Kingsley's house, at which place the
water pail that men obtained their drink was kept. During the afternoon
Gilbert was seen to enter the cellar which he admitted, but stated that
he went there to get water for his horses. Whitaker about four o'clock,
went to look at the time and found his vest in a wheelbarrow in the cellar
and his watch gone. Suspicion attached to young Gilbert and he was arrested,
but at the trial there was not the least shred of evidence to convict
him, although one of the witnesses
for the prosecution, seemed doing all in his power to convict Gilbert
of the crime mentioned, but his evidence was extremely complicated. A
array of prominent citizens who had known Gilbert from two months to
seven years gave him the best of characters as to honesty and faithfulness.
Justice Bowen pronounced the prisoner innocent and at once discharged
1136. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: The Hon. Porter B. Peck
of North Windham died Saturday morning after a lingering illness
of several months. He was a man well and favorably known throughout
the eastern part of Connecticut. His principal occupation has been
school teaching, and he has been longer in the service than almost
any other man in this section. From time to time he has left his
profession to accept political honors that have been bestowed upon
him. He has represented his district - the old Thirteenth - in the
state senate, and has been a member of the house of representatives
from Chaplin. He was appointed school fund commissioner at one time,
and has served for a number of years on the board of selectmen. The
was a good neighbor, an enterprising man who had a sharp eye open
for the welfare of the community, and the vacancy caused by his death
will be filled with difficulty. At a meeting of the Executive Committee
of the Dime Savings Bank of Willimantic held on Monday June 30, 1884,
resolutions were offered and unanimously adopted. Whereas, It has pleased
Divine Providence to remove from among us by death Mr. Porter B.
Peck, one of the original corporators and vice presidents of this Bank,
who was in the prime and vigor of a useful life, a careful adviser, a
busy man and a public spirited citizen, therefore be it Resolved, That
by the death of Mr. Peck, this bank loses a valued friend and counselor,
and we desire to place upon record this token of our personal sorrow
for his decease. Resolved, That this Board extend their sympathy to the
family and friends of the deceased, and direct that a copy of these resolutions
be sent to the afflicted family and entered upon our records. Attest.
J. Walden, Secretary.
1137. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: District No. 1. Parents
of the pupils, and the school visitors are invited to the public
examinations in the principal's room of the first school district,
Thursday morning. At half past ten the school will give a musical
and literary entertainment, at which time short speeches may be made
by the friends of the school. The following is the programme for
9 - Opening Exercises.
9:15 - Examination in Roman History.
9:45 - Examination in Grammer.
10:15 - Examination in Physical Geography.
10:45 - Examination in Arithmetic.
11:30 - Examination in Botany.
I. Music, "Le Tovient De La Montague" Smith, Miss Phillips.
II. Recitation, "Pentucket" Whittier, Miss Carpenter.
III. Declamation, "Three Days in the life of Columbus," Anon.
Master J.D. Conant.
IV. Essay, French and Indian War. Miss Lucy Chandler
V. Music, Spring Song, Solo by Miss L. Lyman, Chorus by the School.
VI. Declamation, "Country School," Anon. Master John L. Hall.
VII. Declamation "The Two Vagabonds," Trowbridge. Master W.F.
VIII. Recitation "Passing Away," Perpon. Miss Abbott.
IX. Duett "The Wild Hunter Galop" Fasher. Miss Martin and Miss
X. Essay "Science vs. Classics" Master Morrison
XI. Recitation "Robert of Lincoln" Bryant. Miss Cora Lyman.
XII. Recitation "The Mantle of John De Matha," Whittier. Miss
XIII. Music. Miss Cora Lyman
XIV. Declamation "The growth of our Country" Sprague. Master
XV. Declamation. "The Black Horse and his rider." Master King.
XVI. Essay "Mary Queen of Scotts" Miss Phillips
XVII. Recitation "The silent tower of Buttreaux" Anon. Miss
XVIII. Duet "Poet and Peasant", Miss Chandler and Miss Phillips"
1138. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: Personals.
Wilbur Cross arrived home Friday on a two months vacation from Yale College.
He will spend most of his time in Mansfield.
Gen. L.E. Baldwin left town Saturday for a short stay in Suffield, Conn.
Miss Hattie A. Robbins of Baltimore, Md., is spending the summer in Windham.
Adelbert Briggs the genial driver for Adams Express Company has been
on the sick list lately and Henry McVeigh has been filling the position.
Mrs. Geo. Abbe and family of New York city will spend
the summer at the residence of the late Dr. Huntington in Windham.
Ex-Gov. Chauncey F. Cleveland of Hampton was in town Saturday. Gov. Cleveland
is now 86 years old but is still hale and hearty, enjoying
remarkable health for a man of his age and for one who has spent so busy
Mrs. Frank V. Conant of Norwich is visiting at Mrs. Sennewald's on Pleasant
Mr. E.E. Fox and wife of Meriden, Ct., are in town visiting parents and
Warden Alpaugh, Messrs. F.F. Webb, and F.M. Wilson started this morning
for Tim's Lake, in Maine, for a fortnight's fishing sport.
Miss Nellie Grace of New London has been the guest of friends in this
village the past week.
Dr. F.H. Houghton, who was in town for a few days last week, returned
Saturday to New London, where he is residing for the present.
Mrs. Geo. W. Hanover of Springfield was in town last Friday calling on
friends and looking after her estate.
Mr. W.H. Cranston is visiting friends in R.I.
Miss Stella Johnson of Mansfield is the guest of Miss Hattie Bliven.
Miss Sadie Caswell of Providence is visiting friends in this town.
Mr. A.W. Bill has settled for his summer residence at Niantic. He will
as usual engage in the conveyance of passengers from the depot to the
Spiritualist camp grounds.
1139. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884:
The Baptist church at Warrenville is still without a pastor, and has
been since the removal of the Rev. C.N. Nichols, although Sabbath
school service is kept up each Sabbath.
The house formerly owned by J.C. Bugbee, but more recently by Thomas
H. Whitehouse and occupied by Henry Green took fire last Thursday in
the day time, but was discovered in season so that very little damage
was done, although about fifteen dollars worth of clothes were spoiled
belonging to Mr. Green's family. The fire caught from a defect in the
chimney. Some time ago the barn on the same place was burned together
with several head of cattle.
The Baltimore and Ohio Telegraph Co., are putting up more wires on their
line through this town and will continue till the full complement, sixteen
in number, is put up.
There is to be a picnic at Gaylord's grove in Ashford village the Fourth,
and a dance at West Ashford in the evening.
Albert Taylor of South Manchester has been making the farmers of Ashford
a visit and purchased their lambs, and such beef cattle as was ready
Marvin Knowlton from London, Canada, is visiting with his sister for
1140. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: There are five times as
many accordions as guitars in Mexico. This is the strongest argument
we have as yet seen
against the United States annexing Mexico. - Norristown Herald.
1141. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: Mansfield.
John W. Forney is publishing in his Progress sketches of some of the
writers for the press of Philadelphia. From among them we take
the following about one of the most brilliant journalists that
Connecticut has produced: Charles Emory Smith, the editor-in-chief
of the Press, was born in Mansfield, Connecticut, in 1842, and
removed with his parents to Albany, New York in 1849. He is a son
of Emory B. Smith of Gurleyville. His early education was at the
public schools of Albany and the Albany academy. He graduated from
the academy when sixteen years of age and immediately entered into
journalism, writing for a period of six months the leaders of the
Albany Evening Transcript. Having steadily pursued his studies
he was enabled to enter Union College in the third year of the
curriculum as junior and graduated in 1861. For two years following
he served upon the staff of Gen. Rathbone, who was in command of
the various depots in New York state, where volunteers were organized
into regiments. He then became a teacher in the Albany academy,
where he remained until 1865, when he was appointed editor of the
Upon the death of George W. Demers, one of the owners of the Albany Evening
Journal in 1870 he purchased an interest in that paper and became editor
with Mr. Dawson. Mr. Dawson retiring from the Journal, Mr. Smith became
editor-in-chief. In 1871, he was elected a trustee of Union
College on the part of the graduates, and served for five years. He delivered
the annual address before the New York Press Association at Lockport,
in 1874, and in 1878, he was elected president of the association. In
1876 he was a delegate to the Republican National convention at Cincinnati,
and was the representative from the State of New York on the Committee
of Resolutions. A large portion of the platform adopted by the Convention
was written by him. For several years he was a delegate to the republican
convention of New York and frequently upon the Committee of Resolutions.
On the 23d of January, 1879, Mr. Smith was elected by the New York Legislature
Regent of the New York University. He resigned the position in 1881,
when he left the state. He has been a prominent participant in all the
political campaigns of his time, and has made innumerable addresses before
teachers associations, military associations, etc. He was both temporary
and permanent president of the New York Republican Sate Convention of
1870 and presided throughout the session. In February, 1880, he resigned
the editorship of the Albany Evening Journal to assume the editorship
of the Philadelphia Press, which position he took on the 8th of March
following, and has ever since edited the paper with signal ability. Soon
after his appointment as editor of the Press he became a part owner of
that paper. In the presidential campaign of 1880, he was active upon
the stump, and in 181 he was requested by the Pennsylvania Republican
State Committee to open the campaign in this State. Fifty thousand copies
of this speech were printed and circulated. Mr. Smith is married, but
has no children.
Died in Tolland June 20th 1884, at the residence of her niece Mrs. Joseph
Tilden, Mrs. Lydia Tillinghast, aged 89 years. Mrs. Tillinghast's maiden
name was Spencer. She was born in North Kingston, R.I. May 9th, 1795.
She was a woman of excellent native talent and with limited opportunity
in those primitive days to secure an education she taught school several
terms. At an early age she was joined in marriage with an industrious
young farmer living in an adjoining town named Tillinghast and soon after
moved to Connecticut (which at that time was called emigrating west,)
and settled on a farm about a mile north of what is now called Eagleville
where she resided with her husband until his death in April 1862. Soon
after she went to live with her niece whom she brought up almost from
infancy and spent her last days with her. She had no children of her
own but was indeed a mother to several that were brought up to man and
womanhood in her family and when they went out into the world to live
for themselves to be useful members of society. She was a woman of generous
nature, kind to the poor and those in need of a helping hand. She loved
to read the Bible and many a divine found it no easy task to corner her
on any scriptural argument. She at one time belonged to the Baptist church
but by reading the scripture she became convinced that the harness was
too small for a Christian to work in and withdrew to find greater enjoyment
in the belief of the final restoration of all God's loved ones. Thus
she lived without an enemy, respected and beloved by all that made her
acquaintance, and went down
to the grave honored at the close of a long and well spent life. Rev.
Mr. Seymour conducted the funeral services Sunday and the remains were
interred in the Gurley cemetery by the side of her husband and mother.
1142. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: Married.
Lepard - Moulton - In Willimantic, June 24th, by the Rev. S.R. Free,
Frank H. Lepard of Hartford, and Miss Helen M. Moulton of Willimantic.
Abell - Gallup - In Willimantic, June 23, by Rev. D.P. Leavitt, Mr. Otis
Abell and Fannie Estella Gallup.
Baker - Coggeshall - In Montville, June 26, John T. Baker of Willimantic
and M. Effie Coggeshall of Montville.
1143. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: Died.
Tucker - In Chaplin, June 27, Charles Tucker, aged 64.
Peck - In North Windham June 28, Porter B. Peck aged 68.
Chappell - In Willimantic July 1, Savilla I. Chappell aged 38.
Baisel - In Willimantic June 27, Joseph Baisel aged 7.
1144. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: A Remarkable List. For the
Chronicle. In the year 1860 I was appointed an assistant marshal
for taking the census of
the towns of Windham, Mansfield and Chaplin. The longevity of the inhabitants,
especially of the town of Mansfield, was so remarkable that I was induced
to copy from the census returns at that time the names of all persons,
male and female, who at the time were 70 years of age and upwards. Out
of a population of about twenty-four hundred I found one hundred and
sixty-eight persons whose names and ages are herewith appended. Probably
no town in the state could beat this record at that time. In this list
are 78 males and 90 females. Their united ages were 12,799 years - an
average of over 76 years and two months. I know of but one person now
living who is embraced in this enumeration, and that is Jesse Read at
the ripe old age of 97 years. He was one of the contractors for building
the first Baptist church in Willimantic, about the year 1829. Thinking,
Messrs. Editors, that these facts and statistics may be of interest to
your numerous readers, I submit them for your consideration. L.E. Baldwin.
Names of Residents of Mansfield aged 70 and upwards:
John Greenman 70
John Nichols 77
Chas. Hartshorn 81
Reuben Rice 70
Denison Grant 71
Jerry Shoals 70
Ebenezer Gurley 83
Elisha Fenton 83
Reuben Abbot 86
James Huntington 71
Jonathan Storrs 87
Luther Jacobs 81
Horace Thompson 73
Ira Bennet 78
James Franklin 73
John Reed 76
Nathan Sweet 73
Levi Turner 76
Normand Brigham 70
Oliver Holt 83
Ephraim Dunham 73
Seth Dunham 86
Stephen Brigham 86
Ralph Storrs 74
Thomas Storrs 76
Orrilla Storrs 74
Jesse Read 73
Philemon Hanks 76
John Dunham 79
Jesse Bingham 74
Simeon Abbe 74
Washington Swift 78
Asa Simons 88
Frederick Chaffee 72
Jesse Dunham 70
James Royce 72
Robert Carr 75
James Conant 76
Andrew Barrows 78
Orra Cummings 75
Shubad Freeman 77
Irad Storrs 72
Dan Barrows 80
Chris. N. Spencer 76
Jeremiah Ward 88
Dan'l F. Hibbard 75
Thos. Tillinghast 71
Robert Foss 72
Amos Babcock 70
Edward Hester 70
Nathaniel Phillips 72
Rufus Dimock 71
Wilson Chamberl'n 80
Eliakim Jones 72
Rufus Fenton 74
Edmund Freeman 77
Green Casnor 75
Daniel Fuller 74
Hagard Johnson 70
Juba Storrs 78
Earl Swift 76
Martin Phillips 76
Talmon Storrs 80
John Morrison 70
Peter Campbell 74
Isaiah Ramsdell 84
Jesse Crane 81
John Martin 83
Azariah Freeman 72
Cordial S. Hovey 87
Mason Dimock 75
Southw'h Freeman 85
Salmon Barrows 74
Nathan Preston 73
James Chapman 85
Anson Turner 74
Lemuel Hall 84
Chester Conant 70
Nancy Davenport 80
Hannah Greeman 71
Rhoda Perkins 89
Elizabeth Clark 79
Elizabeth Hartshorn 85
Elizabeth Hartshorn 76
Phila Jacobs 76
Sarah Sessions 71
Phebe Nichols 71
Sally Gurley 86
Sally Jacobs 73
Annis Jacobs 78
Sarah Smith 79
Elsie Hall 86
Sarah Bennet 71
Ruth Taylor 90
Clara Chamberlain 74
Anna Reed 74
Belinda Brown 80
Chloe W. Turner 71
Roxana Gurley 82
Roxana Ladd 86
Delight Baxter 72
Deborah Bennet 70
Abigail Barrows 80
Betsey Lincoln 86
Naomi Pike 72
Eunice Ward 70
Rebeca Badger 78
Lucinda Barrows 78
Sally Read 75
Polly Dunham 77
Sarah Cogswell 70
Lucy Swift 73
Nancy Newbury 83
Elizabeth Dodge 78
Anna Turner 79
Heziah Simons 72
Eleanor Crop 73
Hannah Gurley 76
Mary Williams 85
Mary B. Abbe 70
Clarissa Royce 71
Sally Carr 73
Abigail Conant 80
Abial Conant 74
Abiah Dunham 74
Elizabeth Conanth 76
Sarah Barrows 72
Betsey Conant 75
Sophia Storrs 70
Polly Cummins 71
Abigail Davis 92
Eunice Seagraves 79
Philura Freeman 84
Eunice Kingsley 78
Polly Freeman 84
Sophia Barrows 83
Sally Spencer 73
Experience Allen 70
Clarissa Roath 73
Rowena Fenton 70
Precinda Gurley 75
Rhoda Russ 89
Lydia Gavit 79
Hannah Brigham 82
Bestey [sic] Jones 73
Esther Freeman 75
Esther Starkweather 79
Betsey Casnon 70
Sarah Campbell 72
Olive Johnson 70
Polly Barrows 70
Persis Campbell 75
Clarissa Ramsdell 81
Lucy A. Adams 73
S.F. Ensworth 74
Lydia Martin 82
Armina Freeman 71
Lucy Chapman 76
Molly Moulton 77
Amelia Richardson 74
Lucia Gurley 75
Sarah Topliff 71
Clarissa Royce 74
Abigail Trowb'dge 82
Mary Hall 81
Lydia Dewey 94
Alathea Jones 71
Olive Hanks 79
Total Males, 78
Total Females, 89
Whole number, 168
June 1st, 1860
1145. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: Columbia.
The young people who have gone out from among us and who were within
the gates over the Sabbath were Mr. .and Mrs. Wm. P., and L.J.
Robertson of Hartford, C.E. Little of Willimantic, Mrs. Carrie
McLaughlin of Providence, Miss Lida Hutchins and the Misses Sawyer.
countenance of Uncle Sam Brown greeted his friends on Saturday.
Mrs. Fred Hunt spent the week with her sister Mrs. Arthur Turner in Turnerville.
Rev. F.D. Avery attended the 25th class anniversary at New Haven last
John Page of Boston is spending the summer months with his grandmother
S.F. Tucker is drum major of the Cornet Band. This company is considering
the subject of new uniforms, are practicing new music and are ambitious
to perfect themselves ready for the fall campaign. So may it be.
Mrs. Dr. C.N. Gallup was in Colchester again last week in attendance
on her father.
George Sawyer of Brooklyn, N.Y., is rusticating in town spending the
summer months at Albert Brown's.
1146. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: Mansfield.
Mr. Chas. Jacobson has sent the necessary papers for the importation
of two more Swedes which will make nine this summer. In the future
he will import only as he can use and educate them himself how
to speak the English language and how to use Yankee tools etc.
To educate them by
sending among Yankees exclusively is said to be up hill business.
Mrs. Atwood, widow of John Atwood, had a stroke of
paralysis last Thursday morning affecting her left side. At the present
writing she has not improved any since the first attack but her friends
are hoping for the best.
1147. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: Andover.
The rain last week was very much needed, and was very welcome, though
it did interfere with the lawn party which was to have been given
grounds of Mr. H.A. Brown last Wednesday evening. As one of our local
wits said: "the rain was good for the lawn, but not for the party."
Miss Aggie Smith whose illness was noticed in last week's Chronicle died
after a long and painful sickness, Wednesday evening. Her funeral was
attended from the Congregational church, Friday afternoon. The Rev. Mr.
Jenkins of South Coventry officiated. Aggie was a bright little girl
and her funeral was attended the day school closed in her district. She
had not been able to attend a single day of the term. Previous to that
she had been noted for the regularity of her attendance.
Miss Ellen M. Sprague leaves Tuesday on her return to Chicago. Her mother,
Mrs. Mary A. Sprague is to start with her on an extended visit to her
daughter in Toronto, Canada, and other friends in the West.
A difference has existed for some time past between the Baptist Society
and Mr. Henry Ware, in regard to the ownership of a small strip of land.
The society claiming that he had enclosed in his yard more than belonged
to him. As they could not agree the committee of the society proceeded
Saturday to remove his fence, and have put up one on the line as they
claim it. A lawsuit is likely to grow out of this action.
1148. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: Proposals for Building Pier.
Sealed proposals will be received jointly by the selectmen of the
towns of Windham and Columbia, until Monday, the 11th instant at
10 o'clock a.m. for building a granite pier and pile foundation for
the same, in the center of the Willimantic River near the residence
of Robert Brown Esq. Proposals will be received for either foundation,
or pier, or both, at the option of the bidder. The right is reserved
to reject any and all proposals. Plans and specifications may be
seen by applying to the undersigned. C.A. Capen, Selectman. Willimantic,
Conn., July 1, 1884.
1149. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: For Sale - A Six-Octave
Piano Forte at a bargain; one self-feeding Parlor stove, both in
excellent condition. Also one Chamber Set, etc. Apply on Walnut St.,
east side, fifth house above Spring, or address C. Warner, Willimantic,
1150. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: J.B. Ensworth, Scotland,
Ct., Dealer in Horse Powers, Thrashing and Wood Sawing Machines.
Also the Ross Ensilage
and Fodder Cutters. The prospect is that there will be a short crop of
hay. Give Ensworth your order for the Ross Ensilage and Fodder Cutter,
that he may get them in time for use. You will save fodder enough to
pay for one the coming season. Enquire of those who have used them the
season - they will pay the same. He has now on hand all sizes of Cutters,
Thrashing Machines, Wood Saws and new and second-hand Horse Powers for
sale or rent.
1151. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: Wanted. A Servant Girl.
One willing and capable, to do general housework. Apply to H.C. Hall,
1152. TWC Wed Jul 2, 1884: Mowing Machines, Wheel Rakes
&c. The celebrated Yankee wheel rake. The Walter A. Woods new improved
mowing machines, and repairs for all styles of Woods' Mowers, for sale by Arnold
Warren, South Coventry, Conn.
1152. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: About Town.
The Holland Silk mills were shut down last week, and some repairs were
made in the buildings.
The order prohibiting fireworks on the evening of July 3d, was very generally
obeyed by the boys, and the police had no difficulty in its enforcement.
A team belonging to Miss S.J. Brierly ran into the pole of a heavy team
Monday morning on the Union street railroad crossing and her wagon was
A newspaper out near Pullman recently said that Col. Barrows may know
how to make thread out east, but he can't build cars out west. "Be
your sin will find you out."
Willie F. Maine fell from a cherry tree at the house of Arthur J. Williams
in Windham on the Fourth of July and received quite serious injuries.
At last accounts he was doing well.
Rev. S.R. Free has started for a visit to relatives in Illinois and Minnesota.
Rev. Mr. Clark of Norwich will occupy the pulpit at the Congregational
church for two Sundays, morning and evening.
Reduced prices in all kinds of work at the Commercial block Photograph
rooms until further notice. Please call and see specimens and prices.
C.L. Loss Photographer.
A tipsy fellow dropped over the railing abutting the open lot at the
east end of Maple street one evening last week, into that sink drain
pool which the Chronicle has lately referred to. If the authorities had
not taken care of it, he might have been drowned.
1153. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: The first prize in declamation
at the Natchaug contest was thirteen volumes of Shakespeare's plays
and was awarded to Frank L. Alpaugh; the second prize, seven volumes
of the same, to Fred Armstrong. The judges were Revs. Free, Holman
and Leavitt. The first prize for reading was awarded to Miss Ama
Holman; the second to Miss Nellie Sumner; the third to Miss Fannie
Hatheway. Misses Sadie Andrew and Annie Smith received honorable
mention. The judges were Mrs. Huber Clark, Mrs. F.F. Webb and Miss
1154. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: The borough meeting Monday
afternoon was largely attended and eminently respectable in character.
It was voted
unanimously to proceed next Wednesday (to-day) to take a ballot to issue
bonds for the introduction of water into this borough from the Natchaug
river. On the clause in the warning calling for the widening of Pleasant
street at its west end one of those sweet bits of borough meeting wrangle
which make such gatherings interesting occurred. The question as discussed
was whether the borough should take upon itself the burden of
removing the old house belonging to Samuel Davis.
1155. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: We learn that the mare Lady
Gilbreth who won the fast race at the fair grounds the Fourth is
doing well and her owner
Allen Rich is talking of giving her to Mr. Kenyon to train at Providence
track. We find also the Bay Colt owned by L.A. Burr of Middletown is
quite a trotter, never being hooked to a sulky but twice in her life
and while here at our races July 4th, was driven a full mile better than
three minutes by the handler Mr. Lanphear who has made himself popular
by training Happy Thought and others. Mr. Lanphear said with training
and proper balance she can trot in 2:30.
1156. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: The celebration at the fair
ground on the Fourth was a successful affair and the Association
netted some $200. The
greased pole proved too slippery for the boys to climb but the greased
pig was captured by John Sullivan. In the races the following horses
were winners: 3 minute class - 1st Gold Nugget, owned by Dr. Sydleman
of Norwich. Best time 2:47; 2nd, Windfall, owned by Dr. Hamlin; 3d, Belle
Jefferson owned by A.B. Green. 2:35 class - 1st, Lady Gilbreth owned
by Allen Rich, Middletown. Best time 2:37 ½; 2nd, Star, owned
Jordon; 3d, Little Gyp, owned by J.B. Johnson, South Windham; 4th, Hero,
owned by C.M. Cheney, Norwich.
1157. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: "The doctors" say
a complainant "have made life almost not worth living with their
precautions against its being
prematurely cut short. The air is laden with germs, the earth exudes
poison, the sixpences we handle contain the seeds of zymotic plagues,
the very cat that we stroke may have passed from a typhus patient's bedroom
to bear on its fur the messenger of death next door. And now we are told
that we smell a Glorie de Dijon at our peril; and that the azalea in
our buttonhole may in the course of half an hour impart hay fever to
a carriage full of railway travelers."
1158. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: John Rourke of Norwich has
leased the property at Bingham's bridge belonging to the Sprague
estate and started a match factory in the saw mill on that place.
He has just started the making of a fine parlor match and has the
machinery for manufacturing them in large quantities. The process
is quite interesting to observe, and we took much interest in the
inspection of the work. The mechanical process is under the charge
of Frederick I. Mix who has had a large experience in the Cheshire
match works. The business now employs five hands and we hope to see
the force rapidly increased. The firm will be known as the Willimantic
Match Company. Mr. Rourke was formerly a resident of this place and
is a brother of James Rourke.
1159. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: The regular meeting of the
court of burgesses was held at the Borough office, Monday evening,
Morrison in the absence of Warden Alpaugh, presiding. Minutes of the
meetings held June 2 and July 1st were read and approved. The following
bills were paid: labor bill, June, $539.45; water commissioners, expenses,
130.96; C.H. Andrews, fire alarm poles, $20; Willimantic Savings Institute,
rent, $43.75; J.H. Gray, posting bills, $1.50; Gas Co. gas, .75; Keigwin,
Stiles & Alpaugh, rent fire department, $25.; S.G. Adams, labor,
$6; Jas. Martin, labor, $6.; D.E. Potter, glass street lamps; $3.07;
& Co., hose, $425.50; First National bank, borrowed money and interest,
$9735.25; C. Whittaker, oiling hydrants, $1.75; Brennan & Co., putting
up fire alarm, $11.25; H.H. Fitch, supplies, $5; Killourey Bros., lighting
street lamps, $66.50; G.K. Nason, lumber, $20.85; Jas. Walden rent fire department,
$75. R. Davison, rent fire department, $56.25; Salary police, $180.; J.D. Willis,
police, $3.; W.F. Martin, $4. Voted to dissolve.
1160. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Of Mr. P.H. Woodward, the
special agent of the government in working up the star route cases,
Brewster in his testimony before the Springer committee last week said:
Referring to Mr. Woodward's services witness said he did not think there
was a fact in the case that was not acquired from Woodward. Without him
the cases could not have been instituted. He was invaluable. He was an
educated gentleman. Witness never met a man who could assist a lawyer
better than Mr. Woodward, and he believed that to him was owing the
final and complete preparation of the cases. The government was in debt
to Woodward. Mr. Woodward was in the secret service during the Grant
administration, and returned to it at the request of Postmaster General
James at the beginning of the Garfield administration. His knowledge
the cases fitted him for the invaluable work which the attorney-general
gives him credit for. We are happy to count Mr. W. a resident of this
town and he is most highly respected here as a gentleman in every way
honorable. He is a son-in-law of Mr. Charles Smith of South Windham.
1161. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884:The school meeting in the
Natchaug district furnished a little surprise for most of our people
last night. It was not generally supposed that a movement was on
foot to displace the old committee but such was the fact - and it
succeeded. The informal ballot
resulted in a time - 36 to 36 with some scattering, for the leading candidates,
W.G. Morrison and W.C. Jillson, and on the third ballot the former was
elected. Mr. Jillson has filled the position for fourteen years and has
served the district faithfully and well. The objection was not to him
personally - it is a revival of the old feud and it has finally succeeded.
There is no doubt that the new committee, Mr. Morrison, will fill the
position to the entire satisfaction of the district. He is a gentleman
of intelligence and large business experience and will manage the affairs
successfully. Henry N. Wales was unanimously re-elected clerk and treasurer.
When Mr. Jillson was chosen committee there was a debt of about $16,000
and the district numbered but 600 scholars. Besides paying that debt
there has been expended over $5000 for improvements and the district
enumerates about 1100 scholars. And the school has gone from a common
district school to an institution where a pupil can begin with A.B.C.
and retire prepared for Yale or any other college.
1162. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: The Connecticut delegation
to the national democratic convention at Chicago, left Springfield
Friday evening with the Massachusetts delegates. They occupied the
Wagner car "Victor"
and the delegation included Gov. Waller, A.E. Burr of Hartford, J.C.
Bixbee of Meriden, Clinton W. Cowles of Manchester, C.H. Andrews of Mansfield,
Henry Twichell of Waterbury, C.A. Elliott of Middlesex county, William
H. Shields of Norwich, Dr. Joshua Perkins of Killingly, D.M. Read of
Bridgeport and Augustus H. Fenn of Winsted. Among the alternates Colonel
G.W. Hull of Wallingford and ex-Mayor J.H. Sprague of Hartford. The train
consisted of seven sleepers besides the baggage and cars, all being drawn
by one engine.
1163. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Police Notes. - For imbibing
too freely of fire water Wednesday last, John Reilly paid into the
borough exchequer the sum of $9.70. He was arrested by Officer Shurtliff.
David Worstly, arrested by Officer Brown, and Edgar Towne of Scotland,
arrested by officer Shurtliff, both charged with celebrating the Fourth
in a drunken and disorderly manner, were fined by Justice Sumner in the
amount of $1 and costs each on Saturday morning.
1164. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Personals.
Mr. F.F. Dorrance of New York was the guest of Mrs. D.E. Potter over
A.B. Burleson, formerly agent of the Linen company, started for Europe
Saturday on a pleasure and business trip of two months.
Mrs. S.E. Allen returned Friday from Jonesville, Mich., where she has
been visiting her mother, Mrs. R.R. White, for a month.
Mr. P.H. Foran of Meriden is visiting relatives and friends in town.
He reports business very dull in the Silver City.
Mr. Daniel Martin and family have taken possession of their fine residence
at Pleasant Valley for the season.
Mr. H.F. Smith of the Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance
company was in town the Fourth. His business was to inspect the boilers
of the Holland Silk company.
Mrs. Hannah Turner is at Crescent Beach for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Origen Merrick of Holyoke are visiting their grandparents
Mr. and Mrs. Origen Hall.
Dr. F.O. Bennett is taking a week's vacation visiting his brother in
Bristol, Ct., and has left part of his patients in the care of Dr. T.R.
Parker. By the way Dr. P. is a doctor of character and liberal education
and in our opinion is destined to make a mark in the medical profession.
He is building up a good practice here and is deserving of it.
Messrs. Arthur B. and Theron Griggs of Boston, have been spending a few
days in town with their parents.
1165. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Lebanon.
Henry W. Race is improving the appearance of his premises and contributing
in the aesthetic beauty of Exeter Avenue by the addition of a coat
of paint to his new house. Olive, chocolate and red are the colors
and Prof. C.W. hill of Mansfield the artist.
The roads in the South society this year worked on a new plan and under
the management of Mr. Philo Burgess, as far as they have been repaired
are superfine and give universal satisfaction. The east end of Exeter
Avenue from the effect of recent rains is in an unusually bad condition
and needs immediate attention.
1166. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Niantic.
Business is opening finely at this, the most beautiful seaside resort
on the coast. At the spiritualist camp ground the cottages are
rapidly filling up. Some fifty or sixty persons are now on the
grounds. The first social of the season was held in Callender's
cottage Sunday evening. Over thirty were present.
A.W. Bill, in addition to his usual trips, this season runs a team to
Crescent Beach to connect with steamer Sunshine, which runs from Hartford
every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, returning on Mondays, Wednesdays
1167. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Raymond French of Seymour
fell from exhaustion, Friday, after climbing up a steep railway embankment.
He fell on the rails just before a train arrived and was seen by
some one just in time to be dragged off.
1168. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: A four-year-old son of John
Shea of Norwich was playing in a third story window, Sunday, when
the blinds flew open
and he fell; striking on his head. The skull was not broken, but was
notably depressed. His recovery is uncertain.
1169. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: H.C. Gardiner of Voluntown
lost another team of horses last week, making fifteen horses which
he has lost in the past
1170. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Colonel Watson of the Fourth
regiment has announced his non-commissioned staff as follows: George
sergeant major; Frank J. Naramore, quartermaster sergeant; James A. Morris,
commissary sergeant; Frederick S. Stevens, hospital steward;
William Flynn, drum major. They are all from Bridgeport except the hospital
steward, who lives in Stratford.
1171. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Capt. John Traynor started
from New Haven on Monday in his dory for Bristol, Eng.
1172. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Capt. George E. McNeil of
Bridgeport rescued four people from drowning on Saturday. Two he
picked up from a capsized shell, and two he found in a capsized sailboat
six miles off the shore.
1173. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Mrs. Alice L. Randall only
daughter of Adjutant General D.N. Couch, died at New Milford on Saturday.
1174. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: When Mrs. James Ryan of
Norwich threw herself under the cars last Friday, Mrs. Mary A. Powers
was looking on
and was so much overcome by the sight that she rolled down a steep bank
into the water, and would infallibly have been drowned but for prompt
1175. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Capt. Wm. N. Woodruff of
Hartford, of the governor's staff who was thrown from his horse in
New Haven, Friday,
broke his leg below the knee and received a gash on the head. The accident
was caused by a boy throwing a firecracker under the horse. Col. Woodruff
was thrown from his horse once before that day, and persisted in riding
the animal against the entreaties of his friends.
1176. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Alfred Sebastian, Frank
J. Porter and Frank Jones were arrested in New Haven Friday, for
violating the laws
concerning gaming. They had a large number of canes places through holes
in a board, and set about ten feet back from the road. They also had
number of rings and three throws were allowed an investor for five cents.
Each cane over which a ring was thrown was given to the thrower.
1177. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Columbia.
Yale student Chas. F. Clark is in town enjoying his vacation.
W.P. Robertson was at Sheriff Downer's over Sabbath and his wife is recreating
at the same place for a short time.
July 4th the house of Mason D. Squires came near being destroyed by fire.
Mrs. S. was at home with her small children and sending a boy up
stairs with some article, he came back with the intelligence that fire
was dropping into his room. Mrs. S. immediately summoned assistance of
Albert Brown who was at work in a field a short distance from the house
and by prompt action on his part the fire was subdued, but it was a fortunate
escape as the fire caught near the eaves and ran up on the roof quite
a strip, burning through shingles, boards, etc.
Uncle Sam Brown was the guest of his daughter, Mrs. F.P. Collins, over
Henry Jacobs and wife were in town last week.
The day we celebrate was ushered in by our young enthusiasts with appropriate
ceremonies, ringing of bells, firing salutes, cheers, etc. that resounded
on the clear summer night and told the sleeping community that young
men and boys will never forget when the 4th of July comes. A
game of ball was called at 9 o'clock and was participated in by home
talent. Later the Cornet Band gave their part of the programme which
enjoyed by those in attendance, as it is said the band are playing well
at present, having been practicing considerably during the short time
past with a view of being able to fill engagements later in the season.
Later still the picnic part of the entertainment at the town hall under
the efficient supervision of S.F. Tucker and several other gentlemen;
immediately followed by a game of base ball between the Coventrys and
home nine attracting the interest that seems to pervade all communities
where ball is played and resulted in favor of our home boys, 25 to 28.
Miss Nettie Little is recreating at the seaside and more to follow.
Dr. C.N. Gallup and wife were in Colchester over the Sabbath. Dr.'s patients
are keeping him busy.
Katie E. Squires took the premium in Miss Lizzie Brown's school, for
not missing a word during the term; also this same girl was not absent
a day nor tardy during the term of fourteen weeks.
One of the pleasant features of the 4th was a family reunion of about
forty at the residence of S.F. West; a pavilion being erected near the
ground of the famous elm tree, where a beautiful collation was served
and well enjoyed, and the occasion was one of the pleasant events that
the younger ones in the after life will be pleased to recall after their
grandparents have gone from their midst. Present were judge Gelon West
and family of Rockville, also Mr. and Mrs. Heath from the same place;
Mrs. Kate West Bassett, with her husband and two daughters; Mrs. Carrie
West McLaughlin with her husband and child, from Providence; S.B. West
and wife; Mrs. Mary West Hawkins with her son and daughter; Mrs. Melinda
West Morgan, husband and daughter, Mrs. Harriet West Woodward; Mrs. Eliza
West Little of Hartford; Frank Woodward, wife and children, and Rev.
F.D. Avery and wife.
1178. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Ashford.
The Fourth has come and gone, but not without leaving some arks behind.
On the advent of the day the boys as usual loaded a small cannon,
and on its discharge it burst into a dozen pieces. One pieces weighing
about ten pounds struck the attic window of Dr. Simmons' house
demolishing the blind, the sash and window pane, struck the chimney,
and glancing off, broke an oak scantling. The heavy store chimney
prevented its going through the entire attic, and striking the
next house. A dozen people were standing near, and fortunately
no one was injured. The Sunday School held a picnic on Oak Hill
with the usual refreshments and speaking.
1179. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Sprague.
The glorious Fourth passed quietly in this town. The "Antiques and
Horribles" paraded the streets of Baltic early in the day. The St.
John Baptist Society held a picnic in Logan's grove. It was largely attended.
The Baltic Methodist Episcopal society Sunday School picnicked in Mr.
Sylvester Maynard's orchard.
The News, a spicy and newsy weekly, published by Mr. F.W. Fenner at Versailles,
is the second paper ever published in this town. In the year 1869 Joseph
E. Jewett published The Baltic News. It had a subscription list of three
hundred and existed one year. Mr. Jewett who was railroad station agent
at Baltic for some twelve years, has been in business in New York city
for the past ten years.
1180. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: The covered bridge on the
New London Northern railroad located just above Stafford was discovered
on fire Monday afternoon about 5 o'clock. It was a structure of eighty
feet span and was burned up completely. Superintendent Spaulding
immediately arranged for timber and personally aided in loading it
till nearly midnight. Road master Shanks and Bridge Builder Wetmore
were dispatched at once to Stafford, and Tuesday morning at 9:12
the first train passed over a temporary bridge and all trains were
moving regularly after that hour.
1181. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Married.
Wood - Ellison - In Mansfield on the 26th inst., at the residence of
the bride's father by Rev. Geo. W. Holman, Mr. Geo. A. Wood of
Worcester, Mass., to Miss Lorena C. Ellison of Mansfield.
1182. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Died.
O'Connor - In Willimantic July 3d, Ellen O'Connor aged 34.
Macormick - In Windham, July 6, Mary J. McCormick; aged 69 years.
Weaver - In Windham, July 8, Harriet Y. Weaver, aged 71 years.
Matheiu - In Willimantic, July 5th, Ouilard Matheiu, aged 2 years 3 mos.
1183. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Wanted. A young girl to
assist in general housework. Apply immediately at Mrs. E.B. Chesbrough's,
1184. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: A.D. David & Co., Pharmacie
Francaise, 209 Main St., Willimantic, Conn., Patent medicines, perfumery,
articles, fancy goods, etc. Pure wines and Liquors for Medical Purposes.
Prescriptions carefully compounded.
1185. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: About Town.
The Linen company are newly shingling their houses in the lower village.
The chestnut trees are laden with blossoms. The crop of nuts is promising.
George E. Bean will give a lecture on "Florida" next Saturday
evening at Franklin hall.
New plank on the bridge over the Natchaug river on the North Windham
road would be an improvement.
Mrs. C.F. Morrison will sell out her stock of fancy dry goods and notions
at cost for the next two weeks.
We are very well provided with school privileges. No central high school
at present. The water works first. One thing at a time.
Allen G. Thurman of Ohio was a school teacher in Colchester about half
a century ago. And Grover Cleveland's father used to preach in Windham
Townsend's photograph rooms will be closed Thursday afternoon. Mr. T.
has engaged the services of C.F. Webster of Bridgeport, an operator of
long experience who will assist him the remainder of the season beginning
1186. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: At the adjourned meeting
of the stockholders of the base ball association Friday evening we
are pleased to state that Chas. H. Townsend was appointed manager
of the club. He'll do it well if given sufficient power. Messrs.
M.E. Lincoln, G.W. Melony and J.O. Sullivan were appointed a committee
to draw up rules for the government of the club.
1187. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: A caravan of twelve Gypsy
teams passed through here Monday from the westward and encamped on
the Windham road, near the old 'Maple house' where they will stay
a week. There are twenty-one persons in the company and they have
a string of twenty-five
horses. The camp is an attraction. The female portion of the party have
been painting the town red since they struck it.
1188. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: John G. Keigwin met with
an accident Saturday afternoon about 6 o'clock which has fortunately
for him proved not so severe as at fist supposed. He was sitting
in a wagon hear his home on Pleasant street, and by a sudden start
of the horse was thrown out backwards from the rear end, striking
on the back of his neck and shoulders. It seems almost miraculous
that a man weighing 240 pounds could receive such a fall and come
out with no broken bones. He is very sore but will be out in a few
1189. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: The Willimantic Camp Meeting
association are making extensive preparations for this year's meeting
to be held
August 18-26th. It is expected that one of the bishops and some prominent
ministers from abroad will be in attendance and participate in the services
of the week. The boarding house will be run by the society this year,
and will be under the superintendence of H.C. Hall. The post office will
be in the charge of E.C. White who will also supply groceries to families
on the ground.
1190. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: Everett C. Stone formerly
editor of the Putnam Patriot and a son of J.Q.A. Stone of the Windham
county Transcript, disappeared from his home in Worcester, Mass.,
early last week. He was absent five days and returned of his own
will on Friday in a bad plight. He could give no account of his wanderings.
Mr. Stone is forty-two years old. Some time ago he lost a child,
and still later The Patriot office was burned after he had bargained
for its sale, but before he had transferred it. This recent financial
pressure affected his mind. He is now more rational.
1191. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: The town of Coventry held
a meeting on Saturday to determine whether the town should sue the
bondsmen for the
amount embezzled by Webler. A vote was taken to sue the bondsmen, and
also the selectmen and auditors who have overlooked the discrepancy,
amounting to $6,000, and as the accounts have been accepted in years
past as correct, brings up a point which will be decided by the court,
which will no doubt find a difficult task to go through with, the embezzlement
having been going on for at least seven or eight years, and suing the
selectmen brings in a long list of names of people some of whom are dead.
1192. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: Charles P. Lincoln, night
watchman for Hopkins & Pomeroy coal dealers in Providence, and
brother of F.M. Lincoln of this village was assaulted by an unknown
person while on his rounds, with a stick of cordwood on Thursday
night. He was badly beaten about the head and left unconscious. When
found he was removed to the city hospital and is now on a fair way
to recovery. He can give no cause for being assaulted, but thinks
he must have been mistaken for another man.
1193. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: Early Sunday morning John
Cunningham, of Manchester, was found dead near the East Hartford
freight yard of the
New York and New England road. Cunningham, a short time before, had been
in company with Daniel Connors, also of Manchester, and the two had been
in Hartford, Saturday. They started home late and got to the freight
yard about midnight, as Connors says, and went to get on a freight train
to go home to Manchester. Connors left Cunningham, and while away the
train came along. Connors and the night-watchman then tried to find
Cunningham, but during the search, the watchman says, Connors suddenly
disappeared and has not been seen since. The body of Cunningham, in an
awful mangled condition, was found lying close to the track. Life was
not extinct, but the poor man died a few minutes after being found. Medical
Examiner Knight was called and gave it his opinion that the man was killed
by the engine. He found no evidence of foul play. Cunningham leaves a
wife and one child, and the remains were taken to Manchester for burial.
1194. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: Derangement of Charles
H. Andrews. On the second day of the Chicago convention Charles H.
Andrews of Tolland
county a delegate from this state, began to show signs of mental derangement.
He frequently went up to A.E. Burr, and others there and asked aid to
save him from being turned out of the convention. No amount of persuasion
could convince him that there was not a scheme on foot to eject him.
Next he conceived the hallucination that some of the Southern delegates
intended to shoot him. Mr. Andrews' associates on the Connecticut delegation
made up their minds that the excitement had unhinged his mind and did
their best to soothe him and remove his fears. In this they succeeded
so well that throughout the convention he held his place and was so far
restrained in his actions that outside of his own delegation no one suspected
his insanity. At the hotel he was quiet but could not be prevailed upon
to eat. Some of his wild fancies were that his associates were going
home without him, and that he would be killed before he could get away. "I
shall never leave here alive," said he wildly, "but take my
body with you, or at least send word of my death to my wife." The
excitement of starting for home Saturday morning and the demonstrations
and speechmaking at the stations along the route aggravated Mr. Andrews'
mental condition so that in a short time he had become a raving maniac.
Dr. Tuttle of Naugatuck one of the alternates, attended him at first
and when the patient became too violent for him to control, secured the
help of two doctors who were with the Massachusetts delegation. Andrews
made desperate efforts to jump from the train while it was running at
full speed, and twice succeeded in getting his body through a car window.
A supply of either was telegraphed for at a station ahead and the application
of this helped to quiet the patient. When Toledo was reached his condition
was so bad that it was deemed imprudent to attempt to go further with
him and he was taken off the train, the doctors remaining behind with
him. The next day they telegraphed that they had got him into an insane
asylum at Toledo and
telegraphed on to his wife. Andrews is about 40 years of age and of an
excitable temperament. Mrs. Andrews did not indulge in liquor or any
form of stimulant while in Chicago. Dwight Perkins, brother of Mrs. Andrews,
started for Toledo, Sunday night to bring Mr. A. home. Information has
been received that he was now much better and would start for home last
1195. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: Obituary. The funeral of
Ebenezer Weaver of Plainfield was held at the residence of his son-in-law,
George Young of
Lisbon, Friday morning at 8 o'clock. The Rev. Messrs. Sargent, Dalrymple,
and Anthony conducted the service. Excellent and appropriate music was
rendered by N.B. Dennison, W.B. Gardner, Miss Hattie Wilcox, and Miss
Mary Knight, members of the choir of the Baptist church. The bearers
were old friends and former neighbors of the deceased; the Hon. H.M.
Sanger of Canterbury, Thomas A. Tiffany and Albert C. Green of
Plainfield, and J.K. Green of Brooklyn. The remains were carried to Danielsonville
on the morning train and appropriate service held at the cemetery there.
Mr. Weaver was seventy-six years of age and had a large circle of friends,
as he was well known in all parts of Windham county.
He has been engaged in manufacturing for about fifty years, and had charge
for himself and as superintendent of mills in Griswold, Oxford, Central
Village and other places. He was a life long democrat an earnest worker
for his party, and in all matters frank, decided and outspoken. Nobody
doubted long his position on any question if they asked him.
1196. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: Personals.
Mrs. James A. Barrows of Los Angelos, California is visiting her brother,
Fred Swift of this village. This is Mrs. Barrows' first visit to
the east for sixteen years.
Mr. Otho Sullivan of Stonington was in town last week.
Thomas H. Fuller of New York, a former principal of Natchaug school was
in town yesterday.
Miss Lillie Whiteside is visiting at her home in Warren, Mass., for a
Miss Nellie J. Barrows goes this week to Providence, on a visit to her
uncle Mr. Samuel Fuller.
Col. Barber, president of the Linen company will spend the summer in
the Catskill mountains with his family.
Mrs. D.P. Ticknor and daughter have been visiting friends in Columbia.
Mrs. O.B. Storrs and grand daughter, Miss Millie Stearns of Chestnut
Hill, are visiting Mrs. S's brother Mr. Daniel Barrows at South Weymouth,
Mrs. Richard Tucker of Conway, Mass., is at Mr. James Walden's.
Miss Josie Hill of Hartford is spending a few weeks in town with relatives.
Miss Camilla Jillson, of Hartford is visiting Mrs. W.C. Jillson.
Miss Florence Whiteside of Monson is with her sister here, Miss Ella,
for a short time.
Miss Addie Upson of Meriden has been the guest of Mrs. J.A. Stillman
for a fortnight.
Mr. E.F. Burleson was shaking hands with his numerous friends in town
Miss Hattie J. Bliven is rusticating with Miss Julia Gates in Lebanon.
Mr. Thomas Horan formerly a printer in this town, now proof reader on
the Providence Telegram, dropped in on his old acquaintances yesterday.
Miss Ellen Lathrop has fully recovered from her severe illness and has
been spending a few days at Mr. Guilford Smith's in South Windham.
Mr. Marshall Tilden spent a few days at his former home in Ellington
Mrs. P. Kemp of New York and daughter, Mrs. J.E. Gilman of Bloomington,
N.J., will spend a few weeks with Mrs. G.C. Elliot, Mrs. K's daughter.
Mr. G.A. Hammond, the Putnam silk manufacturer, was in town yesterday.
C.H. Broadhurst of the same profession was with him.
Miss Nellie Malkin of Providence is visiting her mother here.
Mrs. Charles Webster is recuperating at Block Island.
Mrs. W.L. Kenyon was visiting friends in Stafford Springs last week.
Mr. George A. Elliott will spend the summer at Watch Hill. He finds it
reviving after a four years course at the Natchaug high school, from
which he just graduated with honors to sniff the sea breezes for a couple
of months. He will act as clerk at the Plimpton House.
Mr. Edgar Kenyon of Hartford, spent Sunday in town with his brother.
Mrs. Rebecca Young one of our oldest and most respected residents died
Saturday at 1 o'clock p.m., at her home on Pleasant street, aged 80 years.
Mr. Silas F. Loomer has been confined to the house for a week by a severe
attack of dysentery. He is now better.
1197. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: Saturday's Thunder Storm.
The thunder storm of Saturday, which did no damage here was felt in many
parts of the state from Bridgeport to Norwich and did considerable
damage. At Greenville and Norwich lightning struck the water main
and passed along it through several streets finding out all the
weak points in the cement lined pipe and bursting them in about
twenty-five places. The whole portion of Greenville above Ninth
street from Providence street to the canal was deprived of water
all day Sunday. A double house occupied by Patrick O'Donnell and
Jeremiah Ward was struck. In the lower rooms was Mrs. O'Donnell
with six children. The lightning completely destroyed every piece
of furniture, with the exception of a sewing machine, the kitchen
stove, and a few smaller and unimportant articles. None of the
O'Donnell family were hurt though all felt the shock and some were
thrown down by it. It struck also in the house of Frank B. Durfey,
stripped off some picture mouldings, upset an inkstand at a table
where Mr. Durfey was writing. It burned off the electric bell wires
knocked down the plastering in the front hall upset a heavy calendar
clock, and did minor damage in other parts of the house. The falling
plastering struck a small boy who lay asleep but did not injure
him, and Mrs. Durfey and a servant who were in the kitchen did
not know the house had been struck. Fifteen telephones were burned
out and the fire alarm was struck several times and one engine
house gong burned out. At Fair Haven the house of Harry F. O'Brien
was struck and somewhat damaged. Many telegraph poles along the
New York division of the Consolidated road were blown down. At
Bridgeport a large tree was struck and split. At Greenfield hill
a house was struck but not much harmed. At West Stratford the house
of George Schmidt was struck, an apple tree at W.F. Hutchinson's
was split and the lightning struck at several other places in the
village without doing much damage. At Southington the Congregational
church was struck and at Huntington a barn was burned with its
contents, and a horse which was in the barn was killed.
1198. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: Putnam.
George E. Sha_ [looks like Shaw] has gone to Devil's lake, Dakota, to
rusticate for a brief season.
The Putnam Woolen company's mill, No. 1, started up Monday. Mill No.
2 will start a week later. Agent Wheelock hopes to run them right along
steady. The foundry building and machine shop are being rapidly pushed
and work will be done in them inside of a month. The style and taste
shown in the outside painting of dwellings here in the village is a decided
improvement over the old glaring white which had become almost an eyesore.
The latest one for favor is a red body with brown and yellow trimmings.
Putnam merchants display more and larger signs than any town of its size
1199. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: The Agricultural School.
The bitterest fight in the last legislature, not excepting any of
the railroad schemes, was occasioned by the report of the committee
on humane institutions, recommending an increased appropriation to
the Storrs Agricultural school at Mansfield. The opposition to the
granting of the appropriation was so intense that the whole matter
was referred to a special committee to report to he next session
of the legislature. This committee was to have met at the capitol
Wednesday, but owning to the lack of the full committee the hearing
was adjourned until the 10th of September.
1200. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: The Glastonbury manufacturing
company running 8.740 spindles on coarse cotton sheeting, and 180
employing about 400 hands, has shut down for the present. There is a
large amount of goods on hand, and they will reduce before starting up
and manufacturing more goods. Extensive repairs will also be made.
1201. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: There is a famous cat belonging
to a family on Curtis street, Meriden. He is a notable hunter and
in a fine fat woodcock and laid it down with conscious pride. The question
which agitates the head of the aforesaid family is, can the cat be indicted
for taking game out of season.
1202. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: Alfred L. Booth is the
name of a man about 30 years old; who is in serious trouble. He arrived
in Birmingham last
winter, and he has been living there since. He is now accused of forging
checks on the Birmingham National Bank. He made an attempt to victimize
one or two banking institutions, but was not successful. Chief Martin
and Clark followed Booth and captured him.
1203. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: Emilie Gargh's Phildelphia
"female baseball players are stranded in Baltimore and cannot raise funds
to return home.
1204. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: The South Congregational
church in Hartford, Ct., was burned by incendiaries.
1205. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: Mansfield.
Summer visitors have been returning to the town for several weeks so
that Mansfield has about its usual number of strangers during the
hot months. Mr. and Mrs. Augustus Storrs their daughter, Mrs. Valentine
and her children, have been at their country residence in North
Parish for several weeks. Professor Washburn of the Storrs Agricultural
school has gone for his summer vacation. Mrs. Atwood, widow of
John Atwood had a stroke of paralysis some two weeks ago, and the
last information from her was that she was still very ill. Wilbur
Cross and Frank Smith, Yale College students are spending their
vacation at their homes in Mansfield.
A severe accident occurred in the north end of the town a few days since.
Mr. Thomas an aged gentleman was driving to the railway with a lady and
gentleman friend visiting them from New Jersey, when the horse became
frightened and ran throwing them out and severely injuring the whole
party. This occurred just before a heavy rainstorm, during all of which
they were left lying along the road in a semiconscious state, exposed
to the storm, and were not found till the rain had subsided.
1206. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: Died.
Leffingwell - In North Franklin, July 4th, L.H. Leffingwell aged 56.
Young - In Willimantic July 12th, Rebekah J. Young aged 80.
Jackson - In Willimantic July 12th, Charles Jackson aged 16 months.
Richardson - In Mansfield July 15th, Ruth S. Richardson, aged 59.
Fenton - In Mansfield July 10th, Sarah C. Fenton, aged 69.
Mumford - In Eastford July 9th, Manning Mumford aged 83.
1207. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: Mansfield.
E.B. Sumner Esq. And Hon. George Burnham of Willimantic were in town
Saturday in the interest of the borough in regard to the introduction
water from the Natchaug river into the village. The reservoir required
it is said will flow the highway leading from Mansfield to Windham Centre.
The water commissioners desire to have the road discontinued to avoid
raising the bridge about three feet causing a heavy fill of grading to
its approach. We understand that the borough would be willing to liberally
compensate Mansfield if the town will discontinue the road to which there
seems to be no reasonable objection as the road has long since ceased
to be of any public benefit and a useless expense to the town.
The remarks of Gov. Waller at the Storrs Agricultural School commencement
day were anything but complementary to the intelligence of the farmers
in this vicinity. According to his view they did not know when they were
well off and their bump of intelligence was quite small. Whether the
Gov. was hired to say what he did in order to help bolster up a waning
institution the true workings of which he knew nothing about or was floundering
in the mist of thought to know what to say is not exactly understood,
but evidently he was sadly deficient in knowledge of agriculture and
was talking at random upon a subject that he knew nothing about. Of the
half dozen full fledged agricultural graduates that have gone out from
that flourishing institution to teach farmers how to till the soil on
scientific principles it is said that four have engaged in other pursuits
than farming ad the remainder of the number are seeking more congenial
labor than tilling the soil. With three bosses to manage a farm of 170
acres which produces fourteen tons of hay in a season something in the
way of experiments beneficial to the general farmer may be expected during
the present season.
John Clark, son of Mr. Rowland Clark, who left home early in May for
parts unknown returned on the Fourth of July. During his few weeks absence,
he passed a life of adventure in Dakota, realizing doubtless that all
is not sunshine abroad.
Mrs. Beach who has been spending a few days in West Stafford with her
sister, Mrs. Breed, was joined by her husband, the Rev. N. Beach, over
Sunday he exchanging with his brother-in-law, the Rev. David Breed. The
latter preached an admirable discourse Sunday morning.
Mrs. Dr. Graves returns to her home in Ticonderoga, N.Y., this week.
Her residence is situated near the old historical fort.
1208. TWC Wed July 16, 1884: Chaplin.
Rev. Mr. Sessions who has cataracts on both eyes, went to Pomfret last
week to see Dr. Matthewson of N.Y., who gives hopes of a successful
operation, but advises him to wait until cool weather.
Mr. Cortelyou and son of N.Y., are spending some weeks in town, the guests
of Rev. and Mrs. Sessions.
Mrs. A.M. Griggs expects to visit friends in Cleveland, Ohio, next week.
The blacksmith shop on the corner is closed for 50 days, Fred Landon
having gone to Bristol. Mrs. L and their two children are visiting her
sister in Tolland.
Rev. F. Williams preached in Ashford in exchange with Rev. May, who occupied
Wm. Hall secretary of S.S. Union with his wife and two children, were
in town over the Sabbath, the guests of Rev. C. Edwin Griggs. Mr. Hall
is looking for eligible spots to start S. schools where they do not already
exist, and went to Phoenixville for that purpose we understand, with
promise of success.
Miss Carrie Hunt of Utah, addressed the S. school and congregation Sabbath
Alice Laneton, who has been confined to her room all summer is somewhat
better, is able to stand but not to walk yet.
Daniel Sherman and wife went to Eastford, Friday, to attend the funeral
of Mr. Mumford, a brother-in-law of Mrs. S.
1209. TWC Wed July 16, 1884: Columbia.
The Pine street school closed Saturday, Miss Jennie Leonard of Hebron
teacher. Acting Visitor J.E.H. Gates spoke of the term as having
Miss Cora Lyman of Willimantic is the guest of her aunt Mrs. Marshall
Mrs. Robert Hall of East Hampton is visiting her parents.
Mrs. Pratt Ticknor and Miss Carrie of Willimantic are recreating at John
Charlie Woodward of Rockville is with his grandmother on the green.
Miss Emily Williams had four blossoms open on her night blooming cereus
last Wednesday evening.
Miss Lizzie Brown is visiting friends in Norwich.
Geo. O. Sawyer is pursuing the study of botany as a recreation during
The Free Library was open two hours on Friday evening instead of an hour
in afternoon as usual.
Miss Julia T. Avery is at home on a vacation having been a teacher in
Frederick Yeomans of Hartford is visiting friends in West street, his
Deputy Sheriff Downer was in Bridgeport and Harwinton last week attending
to official duties.
1210. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: At a Court of Probate holden
at Windham, on the 9th day of July A.D. 1884. Present, John E. Wheeler,
motion of Milo B. Sharpe, administrator with the will annexed, on the
Testate estate of Elias B. Sharpe 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 administrator, and directs that public notice be given of
this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic and
by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said town of Windham
nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from record,
John D. Wheeler, Judge.
1211. TWC Wed Jul 16, 1884: For sale, or exchange a
small farm situated west of Conantville. For particulars enquire
of Wm. Connor on the
1212. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: About Town.
E.A. Buck is raising his building on Main street one story.
Dr. E.D.C. Card may be found as usual at his father's office. His residence
is on Valley street.
The street fakir orators have made Railroad street sonorous day and night
for this week.
The tomb at the cemetery has been improved by the laying of a strip of
flagging at its front.
Rev. H.D. Robinson presiding elder of Norwich district, will preach in
the Methodist church next Sunday.
C.W. Raynes has vacated the corner store in the Brainard house and it
has been rented to Providence parties for the same kind of business.
The Willimantic Linen company have purchased several acres of land east
of No. 4 mill and we understand, are to build a large store house at
an early date.
Nelson W. French has bought the place formerly owned and occupied by
Amos Hall on west Main street, of Weston Dickenson and will take
1213. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: E.G. Scranton, a brakeman
on the New England road, was killed at Hawleyville Saturday by falling
between the cars. He lived at Fishkill and leaves a wife and several
1214. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Preparations are being
made for the building of a new bridge by the New England railroad
over the Willimantic river near Robert Brown's. They have a spile
[sic] driver at work there laying foundations for the piers.
1215. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: There will be a meeting
of the base-ball association at Town hall, Church street, Thursday
evening at 8:30 o'clock to fill the vacancies caused by the resignation
of Edwin E. Burnham, president, and Geo. W. Melony, director.
1216. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: The lecture on Florida
advertised to be given at Franklin hall last Saturday evening by
Mr. George E. Bean was
omitted on account of the rain. He will give it this (Wednesday) evening
at room No. 4 Bank building. Admission free.
1217. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: As usual N.B. Perkins is
the first to hang his banner on the outer wall and it bears the names
of our next president and vice-president - Cleveland and Hendricks.
It stretches across the street front of his residence on the Coventry
road, and is the first campaign flag which has appeared in this locality.
1218. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Mr. Giles Little of Columbia
handed us in an early Rose potato yesterday morning of this year's
growth that weighed three quarters of a pound. He brought to market
five bushels of them for which he obtained $1.75 per bushel. Evidently
Mr. L. is one of the enterprising and thrifty kind of farmers. Mr.
Origen Hall of this village showed us some well grown potatoes three
days earlier than this.
1219. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: John Babcock, of South
Windham hands us a rare specimen of wild flower called the "Indian
and it is handsome. He says that he has not seen the plant since the
republican party came into power, and its sudden appearance at this time
he thinks is a sure indicator that the republican party must go. Your
head is level on that John.
1220. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: An excursion will be given
from Willimantic to Rocky Point, by St. Joseph's Catholic society,
Tuesday July 29. Leaves this station at 8 a.m. by special train,
returning by special leave Providence at 6:30 p.m. Fare for the round
trip $1.40. Tickets for sale by J.E. Murray, H.H. Flint, E.F. Casey,
Julius Archambault & Co., J.F. Hennessey.
1221. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: The temperance meeting
at Franklin hall was addressed by Mrs. J.E. Reed of Worcester, Mass.,
last Sunday afternoon, who gave a very entertaining talk, taking
the ground that gospel temperance is the true standard, and that
means prohibition. She was
followed by Mr. Amos Hammond of South Coventry. A good audience was present,
and a meeting was appointed for next Sunday at 5:30 under the
auspices of the United Temperance Workers.
1222. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: The People's clothing store,
Walker & Carey proprietors, was entered by burglars sometime
during Saturday night.
They effected an entrance through a rear window by climbing on to a pile
of boxes which enabled them to reach the window, break the glass and
unfasten the catch. The burglars secured what change was left in the
money drawer by prying it from the fastenings and also a bag of silver
from a drawer in the desk, amounting in all to about $11. They took some
furnishing goods but no clothing was missing.
1223. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Superintendent O.M. Shepard
of the Shore and Air Lines was injured Thursday evening by the collision
of a freight
train on the Valley road with the transit engine in which he was riding.
With him on the train was a son of President Plant of the Savannah, Florida
and Western railroad. The collision occurred at Haddam, and Mr. Shepard
says it was due to the freight being ahead of time. Mr. Shepard
was in his office at New Haven, Friday as usual and was not seriously
scalded as at first announced.
1224. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: The Scottdale, Penn., Independent
has the following complimentary notice of our enterprising showman
in the issue
of July 9th: "J.H. Gray, advance agent for Lee & Scribner's
consolidated shows gave us a pleasant call, Saturday last. Mr. Gray is
gentleman in every respect, understands his business and works for the
interests of his employers faithfully. He is a live man and knows the
worth of the newspapers. If the show don't prosper it will be no fault
of Mr. Gray's."
1225. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: The Hartford police found
in the fields near Albany avenue, that city, last Friday an old man
suffering from exposure and exhaustion. At the police station previous
to his removal to the hospital, the man gage his name as Ensign Turner,
and said he was a Bloomfield farmer. The man continued to fail after
reaching the hospital, and at 9 p.m. Saturday he died. It seems that
his real name was John Gabel and that he had been employed and a
farm hand by C.L. Barnard in Bloomfield. Gabel, who was a German,
has a twin brother who works for Mr. Barnard in Bloomfield and he
leaves three daughters - one in Willimantic, one in Norwich and one
in West Hartford. He was at the hospital last spring for treatment.
1226. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: The season at Camp Willimantic
has begun quite early this year. Already a number of families are
on the ground.
Among those occupying cottages are Mrs. B.F. Barker and family of New
London, who are at Fern cottage, Mr. J.C. Read and family of Worcester,
Mass., at Gem cottage, ("our woodland home") and Mrs. Dodge
of Wauregan at Vine Cottage. At the Wayside inn are the presiding elder
family, and at the Moosup house, Mrs. Comstock and daughter. Among those
from New London are Andrew Holbron [sic] and family, J.H. Root, H.J.
Hoborn [sic], Lyman Calkins. One cottage on Mystic avenue was opened
Friday morning. Each day brings new arrivals. The grounds never
presented a finer appearance than at present. The rough places, as far
as possible are being made smooth under the efficient management of Mr.
Gould. J.H. Root has a contract for two new cottages to be built on Haven
avenue for the Rev. O.S. Benton and Mr. Starr of New London. William
W. White of North Windham is to have charge of the post office and will
open a grocery store on the ground soon.
1227. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: S.C. .Hooker's delivery
team was left standing back of the Brainard house Monday morning
with the horse unhitched. He started leisurely out to the street
and then struck into a run. He crossed the street and got into a
collection of teams capsizing four of them and strewing beer bottles
over the sidewalk. Before he had done much further damage he was
1228. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: A lady left a carriage
containing an infant on the walk front of the Dime Savings bank last
Friday while she went in to do some business. The wind gave it a
start and after it had made a journey of some rods down the sidewalk
it suddenly halted in the gutter top side down, baby and all. Happily
the little fellow (or whatever it was) was securely fastened in,
or he might have been wrecked with the carriage top and handle. It
was a lesson to the mother.
1229. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: At the annual meeting of
the corporators of the Dime Savings Bank held last Wednesday, the
old board of officers was unanimously elected. President, James Walden;
executive committee, Jas. Walden, Ansel Arnold, James E. Murray,
Fred Rogers, Wm. C. Jillson, E.G. Sumner, A.T. Fowler, J.L. Walden;
secretary and treasurer, J.L. Walden; teller, W.P. Crane. The report
of the treasurer showed the bank to be in a prosperous condition,
the deposits and surplus having largely increased during the year.
The surplus now amounts to $24,000.
1230. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Mr. Charles H. Andrews,
who while in attendance at the democratic national convention at
Chicago was taken with an attack of insanity in the excitement of
that gathering, arrived in company with Mr. Dwight Perkins last Friday
evening over the Air Line road and his physician announces that he
will be all right again in a few days. Mr. Andrews has not been as
reports have had it, in an insane asylum. Happily there was no necessity
for it. He has many friends in different parts of the state who will
rejoice at the favorable news. He was in no condition, as regards
by physical health and nervous condition, to go to the convention.
But he has had the best care, and happily, the attack proves to be
a merely passing condition, that disappears in the quiet of his home.
1231. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Principal J.B. Welch who
has for twelve years been at the head of the Natchaug school has
resigned that position to accept a call to a better position in Westfield,
Mass., at a salary, we understand, of $2,000 a year. In his departure
this district will lose one of the best teachers in Connecticut,
and the Westfield high school will secure an educator who is an accomplished
scholar and energetic worker. He has spent an enormous amount of
labor to bring this school from a common school to an educational
institution which ranks among the best in the state, and this community
owes much to his untiring efforts in this direction. Mr. Welch had
his choice between the Westfield position and a high school in Torrington
Ct. We are pleased to state that his new position regarded as a promotion
over his old one because as a teacher he unquestionably deserves
1232. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: The general impression
that there would be an interesting session at the second school meeting
in Natchaug district
Tuesday evening served to make it, probably, the largest a gathering
of the kind that has ever been held in the district. There were about
present. There was a mild contest over the chairmanship between the backers
of W.C. Fuller and L.E. Baldwin and the latter was chosen. Then
after a little skirmishing, the business, which was to decide the legality
or illegality of the former meeting, was got at. Opinions were presented
from Secretary Hine, of the state board of education, and by J.L. Hunter
Esq., favorable to the latter view, and recommending the second meeting
as the clearest way out of the difficulty. While the written opinions
of Lawyers Jeremiah Halsey and J.M. Hall were read sustaining the legality
of the first meeting and claiming that the irregularity in the call was
simply directory and not mandatory. Further that the doings of that meeting
could only be undone by ousting the committee elected by it by application
to the courts. After an earnest discussion by various parties for an
hour a motion was made to adjourn the meeting without day [sic] and take
no action on the warning. This motion prevailed by a vote of 91 to 72,
and was considered a virtual approval of the action of the former meeting.
1233. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Police Notes.
An adjourned trial in the case of Timothy Lucy who was arrested by Sheriff
Pomeroy about 9 o'clock Friday evening for assault on one Jerry
Lynch, who Lucy claimed was too intimate with his (Lucy's) wife,
was held last Wednesday afternoon before Justice Sumner, who imposed
a penalty of $1 and costs - $20, which Lucy promptly paid. John
McNichols of Dayville arrived in town last Friday and sampled at
various places during the day the Willimantic tanglefoot. At midnight
on Main street he began a noisy harangue, and made such a racket
that Officer Shurtliff put a stopper on him and took him to the
lock-up. On Saturday he was fined $1 and cost which he paid.
1234. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: At a regular meeting of
Our Sister's social, T. of H. No. 10, held in G.A.R. hall, July 9th,
1884, the following preamble and resolutions were unanimously adopted:
Whereas Through the mysterious rulings of Divine Providence, Sister
Past, G.W.T. Mary S. Thompson has been called from a life of labor
to one of rest...Mary J. Willis, Ella A. Abbott, Geo. B. Abbott,
1235. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Personals.
Miss Bessie McLeod of Worcester Mass. is spending her vacation with her
sister Mrs. Henry A. Beebe.
Mrs. Burton Hills of Hartford who has been visiting friends in town returned
home on Monday.
Mrs. F.F. Webb is visiting her sister in Providence.
Mr. M. Eugene Lincoln and wife in company with Mr. W.R. Burnham, and
wife of Norwich left this (Wednesday) morning for Chateaugay, N.Y., and
will spend some time among the Adirondacks.
Miss Mary Kelleher has gone on a vacation of three or four weeks to visit
friends in Middletown, Rocky Hill and Hartford.
Miss Elmira Gilman, daughter of Nelson Gilman of this village has just
graduated from St. Mary's seminary in Canada, where she has been taking
a full course in music. She is now prepared to teach the piano and organ.
Mr. James L. Bennett of Providence, R.I. was the guest of Mr. Geo. K.
Nason last week.
Miss L.P. Rollins of Boston, formerly assistant teacher of Natchaug high
school, spent a few days in town last week visiting old friends.
Mr. Henry Walden of New York, has been home for a few days.
Miss Lottie L. Buck is spending a few days on Hampton Hill.
Warden Alpaugh is expected home from his Maine trip to-day.
Misses Helen Avery and Winnie Dimmock are visiting friends in Preston.
Miss Mary Holland is visiting friends at the Hub.
Miss Mary A. Arnold is rusticating at North Windham.
J.E. Murray is building a large addition to his house on upper Jackson
Geo. W. Herrick is erecting a house on Walnut street rear of Congregational
Geo. A. Johnson formerly a clerk in this place, has been giving exhibitions
of fancy bicycle riding in Minnesota.
Mrs. Solomon of Dayton, O., has been visiting her sister Mrs. Dr. E.G.
Sumner in Mansfield.
Hon. Marvin H. Sanger of Canterbury made the Chronicle a pleasant call
Mrs. Dr. F. Rogers and Miss Florence have just returned from a visit
Col. Geo. D. Post has received a very flattering offer from a Providence
clothing house, and will leave Bridgeport August first. Good luck George.
Mrs. J.W. Webb is on a visit to her daughter in Danbury.
Miss Hattie Brainard of new York is visiting Miss Hattie Brainard here.
1236. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Andover.
Repairs on the outside of the Congregational church consisting of painting
and shingling have been completed, and work on the inside will
soon be commenced, the old plastering will be all taken off, when
it will be ceiled overhead and newly plastered on the walls. How
it shall be painted has not yet been fully decided.
The Helping Hands society have raised nearly money enough to buy a bell,
which they soon intend to present to the church. They gave a very
pleasant lawn party on the grounds of Mr. C.D. Norton Tuesday evening
July 15th for this purpose which was well attended and netted them $12.
Mr. Henry Ware has sold his place to the Rev. Mr. Phillips of Willington
who will take possession about the 1st of Oct. Mrs. Ware has gone to
Danbury on a visit to her brother and from there she will go to Buffalo
to join her husband. The difficulty about the fence between the Ware
place and the grounds of the Baptist society has been left to the arbitration
of Loring Winchester Esq., of Coventry, who heard the parties last week
but reserved his decision.
Miss Emily Kellogg of Glastonbury is in town on a visit to her aunt,
Mrs. B.E. Post.
The orphan's home is now in charge of a Miss Smith from Rockville. There
are only five children there at present. For some reason the institution
does not seem to be popular in Tolland county.
1237. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Colchester (crowded out
Colchester came near being the scene of another extensive conflagration
Saturday morning. The Worthington block was discovered to be on fire
about half past three. The fire started in the cellar in a large pile
of empty barrels and boxes under the store of C.H. Linsley. How it originated
is unknown. Some suppose it to have been a case of spontaneous combustion,
as parts of the barrels were filled with straw and papers. The fire engine
was for once in good order, and quickly on the ground, and the fire was
soon put out. The loss is small and covered with insurance.
1238. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Early Sunday morning a
Bridgeport policeman heard a noise that sounded suspicious, and going
to Fairchild's jewelry
store saw a man's head doge behind the counter. He ran around to the
side and saw him again. Then he blew a whistle and the burglar got out
at the other end and escaped. With a reinforcement called by his whistle
the policeman followed after, and picked a handkerchief full of jewelry
that had been dropped by the thief. Nothing more was seen of the man
himself. The same night J.W. Dunlap's was entered, and it was afterwards
found that the jewelry in the handkerchief came from this place instead
of the Fairchild store.
1239. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: The wife of Ferdinand Ward
the Napoleon of fraudulent financiers, will in a few days arrive
at the Champion house
at East Haddam to pass the remainder of the summer, while he remains
in Ludlow street jail. Her horses are already thee and she will relieve
loneliness by taking frequent drives through the picturesque river towns
about East Haddam. She herself owns the hotel and it is run in her name
by her brother F.D. Green. Five years ago when there was talk of tearing
down the historic old Champion house Mrs. Ward urged her husband to buy
it. She was prompted by sentimental reasons as the house was named after
her grandfather Gen. Champion. When Ward purchased the house he expended
$25,000 in refurnishing it and beautifying the grounds. The property
was put in Mrs. Ward's name and she will be able to keep it from her
husband's creditors unless it can be established that Ward was insolvent
at the time he gave it to his wife, which the creditors are now endeavoring
to do. One of the improvements of the grounds was the laying out of a
parterre of foliage plants on the terraced lawn in front of the hotel
with the words
"Champion House" in letters large enough to be read 3 miles away.
This alone cost $5000 a season. A steam yacht for the use of guests was one
of the many attractions of the establishment. The hotel this summer is about
half filled with New York and Brooklyn people.
1240. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Last week Messrs. G.D.
Putnam and W.C. Fielding, attached the press of the Middletown Herald.
The matter was
settled the following day, and the paper has since been issued regularly.
On Wednesday of last week the proprietor of the Herald instituted a suit
against Messrs. Putnam, Fielding and Deputy Sheriff Brown, claiming damages
to the extent of $3,000 from each, for trespass.
1241. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Saturday, July 5, was the
74th anniversary of the birth of P.T. Barnum. Justice John Harlan
and other guests of the
Oscar View hotel, Block Island, Rhode Island, where Mr. Barnum is spending
the summer, had planned to tender him their formal congratulations and
to call upon him for a speech, but when the search was made for the hero
of the occasion, his room was found locked, with a paper marked "asleep"
pinned upon the door. The ceremonies were postponed until afternoon but
again he escaped in the same manner.
1242. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Born.
James - In North Windham July 4th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. George L. James.
1243. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Died.
Couchon - In Willimantic, July 19th, Agnes Conchon aged 14 months.
Sullivan - In Willimantic, July 20, John Sullivan aged 2 years.
Brennan - In Willimantic, July 21st John Brennan aged 1 day.
Strong - In Willimantic, July 21, Betsy Strong aged 36 years.
1244. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Wanted - A competent girl
to do general housework. Reference required. Mrs. Frank Reynolds,
1245. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Hebron. (received too late
for insertion last week).
On Sunday afternoon we were visited by a terrific shower accompanied
with hail, which in some places did much damage to the crops. The western
portion of the town suffered to some extent, and in Malbrough [sic],
corn was badly cut and beaten down by the hail and wind, and nearer the
river tobacco suffered severely. In Columbia the barn of Alonzo Latham
was struck by lightning and his horse killed. Much damage will undoubtedly
be reported from other places for in this section the hail which fell
was as large as walnuts.
Andrew Page, Esq., is reveling in the delights afforded by a new barn
but would be better pleased if he was obliged to crowed it to hold his
1246. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Hints for Hot Weather.
Don't shake the hornet's nest to see if any of the family are at home.
Don't go near a draught. If a draught come near you, run away. A slight
draught is most dangerous.
Don't hold a wasp by the other end while you thaw it out in front of
the stove to see if it is alive. It is generally alive.
Don't try to persuade a bulldog to give up a yard of which it is in possession.
Possession to a bulldog is ten points of law.
1247. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: North Windham.
Mrs. P.L. Peck is at the Manhattan eye and ear hospital New York City
where she will remain several weeks, a cataract having been successfully
removed from one of her eyes.
Mr. George James and family celebrated the Fourth in welcoming a little
daughter and sister to their home.
So it is the world over. Life and joy to one family and sorrow and death
to another. Since our last writing not only the visible reapers have
been at work but the angel reaper, Death also. In one week two of our
citizens passed away from earth, Mr. Charles Tucker going first, his
death being sudden although he had been ailing from some disease of the
heart all through the spring months. His funeral was very largely attended
from the church, the Rev. D.P. Leavitt preaching the sermon, and Prof.
Turner conducting the singing. Mr. T., was a mill operator all the early
part of his life, but left the employ of Capt. Justin Swift to lead a
farmer's life. He bought the Allen Lincoln farm, and resided there till
his death. In addition to his farm work he brought his mechanical skill
into practice and with is son Joseph, carried on wagon making on a small
scale. He leaves a wife, two sons, and two daughters. In two days Mr.
P.B. Peck followed him, an obituary of whom has already appeared in your
columns. The funeral was attended from the home the Rev. Isaac H. Coe
officiating, assisted by Rev. K.B. Glidden. The nephews and nieces sang
appropriate selections in their usual impressive manner. Mr. Origen Bennett
a lifelong friend, conducted the services while his two sons-in-law,
brother and nephew together with two cousins, M.L. Peck of Fayetteville,
N.Y., and Geo. C. Martin of Willimantic laid him tenderly to rest by
the side of his father and mother in our beautiful cemetery.
1248. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Columbia.
S.F. Tucker made a trip last week taking in New London, Noank, Westerly,
Point Judith and Narragansett Bay.
Prof. E.L. Richardson and wife are among friends on Chestnut Hill.
Mr. and Mrs. Ansel G. Dewey of Portland Maine, are spending a few weeks
with his mother.
Edward Lyman of Hartford is with his Uncle Alfred for a short time, and
his voice was quite auspicious in the choir on the Sabbath among the
Rev. Chas. Little of Ohio brother of Wm. B. Little is announced to preach
in this place the 20th inst.
Mr. and Mrs. Wm. P. Robertson of Hartford will spend his annual relaxation
from business in this place the former home of both these young people
and their many friends are pleased to greet them.
Mr. and Mrs. Manney of Boston are recreating at the parsonage for a few
Mr. and Mrs. J.V.B. Prince of Brooklyn, N.Y., were the guests at W.H.
Yeomans last Sunday.
1249. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: Mansfield.
The Ladies social or basket society, as they style themselves, met with
Mrs. James Slate Tuesday afternoon and evening. Mr. Slate had just
completed his new barn and the ladies took possession of the spacious
floor and set their tables on its 800 square feet of surface. It is needless
to say that the spread of baked beans, beautiful loaves of cake, doughnuts,
pies, ice-cream, etc., were in abundance and inviting to the appetite
to which ample just was done. Bouquets of beautiful flowers artistically
arranged helped adorn the tables. Mrs. Lucian Bennett furnished two extra
large ones made form flowers cultivated by her own hand. She has a large
collection of choice varieties of flowers in her front yard in which
she takes pleasure in cultivating and the pedestrian as he or she passes
by views them with delight as they sniff the air filled with their sweet
fragrance. It was the verdict of all present that the gathering was a
pleasant one and thus they dedicated the barn. The barn is 40x65 feet
with a height of 18 feet posts, stableroom for 20 head of cattle and
three or four horses and room for about fifty tons of hay. The outer
side walls are covered with matched pine and the roof with the best of
cedar shingles. It will be painted and in beauty outside and convenience
inside will have but few superiors
in town. The delay in completing the barn makes Mr. Slate rather late
about his haying but it will be fore his benefit as he will get several
tons more of hay than he would if he had began harvesting it the first
Rev. S.W. Hanks of Boston, district secretary of the American Seamens'
Friend society, has been visiting his native town, accompanied by his
E.B. Welch Esq. Of Boston a direct lineal descendant of Rev. Moses C.
Welch, one of the early ministers of Mansfield, was in town a few days
At the annual school meeting in district No. 4 held Saturday evening,
G.L. Rosebrook presiding, Wallace E. King was chosen clerk pro tem, George
L. Rosebrook clerk and t4easurer for the year ensuing and Wallace E.
King district committee.
1250. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: South Windham.
Mechanics Band went to Windham Friday evening playing at different residences
along the route. They were entertained by Mr. Chauncey Wilson
at his residence.
1251. TWC Wed Jul 23, 1884: A new building is to bee
added to the Norwich free Academy, and is the gift of Mr. W.A. Slater
son of the late John F. Slater. The Bulletin says of it: "The
new building will consist of two stories. The lower one will be a
hall capable of seating about 1,000 persons a part of which can be
cut off, when desired, into two smaller halls capable of seating
from 150 to 250 each. The second story will contain a museum and
art library, the Peck library, and a room for practical work in art.
There will also be a third story room over this part of the building
which will be used for similar purpose. There will be a tower in
the northwest corner; containing a suitable room for an observatory.
1252. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: About Town.
The horse trot will dray many strangers to town. It promises to be the
biggest one ever held in eastern Connecticut.
Alanson Humphrey has disposed of his quarry on Mansfield avenue to Messrs.
Edson & Calkins of Monson, who it is understood will work it with
more vigor than heretofore.
The New England road has won the case in which it was sued by the preferred
creditors of the Hartford, Providence and Fishkill road to recover property
in this state sold to it by the latter company.
Messrs Cook Y Ray of Cromwell have contracted with the towns of Windham
and Columbia to erect the new union bridge over the Willimantic river
for about $1,800.
The New York Sunday Tribune is now sold on our streets along with the
rest of the Sunday papers. It is printed on Saturday and does not have
so late news as the Saturday evening Hartford Times.
The steam gongs, whistles, and factory bells may not be music to most
people's ears but they are significant of industry and that's the way
we get our bread and butter. The ears that are grated might follow our
neighbor's example and "move out."
Quite a party went up from here to South Coventry last Saturday night
to attend the dedication of Kenyon's new mill. There were about four
hundred present and they had a merry time, with dancing and refreshments
At last Main street is receiving some attention from the street repairers,
and it very much needs it the entire length. It is about as much as one's
neck is worth riding over this thoroughfare at a six-mile-an-hour gait
- the lawful rate of speed we believe - so rough is it.
1253. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: Radiant chapter No. 11
of this place are arranging for an entertainment for the Masonic
fraternity to take place on the evening of Aug. 8th. C.E. Billings
of Willimantic, Grand Matron, G.B. Whitney of Bridgeport, Grand Patron,
Clark Buckingham of New Haven,
and Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter of Conn., will be present on the
occasion. During the evening the exemplification of work in all the degrees
will be conferred by the officer of the Radiant Chapter.
1254. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: There was a small but appreciative
audience at Mission hall last Wednesday evening, to listen to the
interesting lecture from Mr. George E. Bean on "Florida" in
which was imparted much valuable information relative to the history,
geography and productive
capacity of the state. He also spoke of the various ways of getting there,
mentioning favorably the Mallory line of steamers which ply between New
York city and Ferandina [sic[, leaving pier 21 East river every week.
The best of all however, was the sweet songs and music rendered by his
daughter Miss Lula A. Bean.
1255. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: The Windham company shut
their mills down this (Wednesday) morning for a week or so to level
up shafting and also
put in some new. The Grosvenordale woolen mills have shut down for an
indefinite period, throwing out of work a large number of operatives.
Other manufacturers in this vicinity are also on the point of stopping.
The mills of Eastern Connecticut almost without exception claim to be
running at a loss at the present time. One half of the cotton mills in
New England the whole aggregating 8,000,000 spindles, have agreed to
shut down for thirty days, partly in August and partly in September.
This will afford holidays for the employees, reduce the supply and perhaps
1256. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: During that fierce shower
last Wednesday evening a small cyclone struck the Willimantic band
while it was discoursing some of its sweet music in front of the
opera house, and when it was right in the midst of a very pretty
selection. The way that crowd and those musicians scampered for a
place of safety was something more than amusing. Whether the aforesaid
whirlwind was the effect of their successful efforts will perhaps
ever remain a mystery, but certain it is that they are able to testify
to its genuineness.
1257. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: Isn't it strange that a
village of this size should be without so important a public convenience
as a town clock? We ought to have one and just at this time a good
opportunity is offered to place it in one of the most conspicuous
places in the village. We are credibly informed that the committee
having in charge the new bank building can be induced to erect a
tower on that block if the borough will contribute a clock. Let the
borough government confer with these parties and see if this result
cannot be brought about. It will please the people.
1258. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: Police Notes.
Hugh Robinson and John Sullivan had a lively fisticuff at Union and Jackson
streets about 6 o'clock Sunday afternoon attracting a good sized
crowd. Officer Clark pounced on them, caged them and on Monday
morning brought them before Justice Sumner who fined them as follows,
$9.48; Sullivan $8.08 - the latter going with officer Clark to get that
Officer Brown was called upon Monday evening to arrest a woman who was
raising a rumpus near the west end of Pleasant street. The officer took
her to the police station where she cooled off during the night and was
brought before Justice Sumner Tuesday morning who for intoxication and
lewd behavior sent her to jail for thirty days. She had just served a
term at the state reformatory institution at Shelburne, Mass. She was
an attractive and buxom woman of 20 years.
1259. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: Personals.
Miss Nettie Grace of New London is in town for a few days visiting friends.
We received a fraternal call from Editor C.H. King of the Milford (Mass.)
Mr. H.F. Royce and the Rev. S.R. Free returned, Friday, from their western
trip. Mr. Free occupied his pulpit Sunday, as usual.
Mr. Michael Sullivan of Holyoke, Mass., has been spending a few days
with friends in this village.
Mrs. H.H. Flint has been confined to the house by a spinal trouble for
a number of weeks.
Mr. E.E. Safford and wife of Boston are the guests of Mr. Fayette Safford
for a few days.
Rev. D.P. Leavitt is on a fortnight's vacation, and is spending it in
company with his family at Lisbon, New Hampshire.
Rev. L.W. Blood will preach at the Methodist church next Sunday afternoon
at the usual hour.
Mrs. W.H. Grantley and daughter Alice of Appleton City, St. Clair Co.
Mo. Are the guests of H.F. Royce. They came in with Mr. Royce from Mo.,
where he visited during his recent trip through the west.
Mrs. C.M. Palmer and son are rusticating in Woodstock for a week.
Miss Sarah Cotterell of Providence, R.I., is visiting friends in town.
Mr. L. Freeman, wife and daughter with Mrs. Dr. Axtelle are sniffing
the salt sea breezes at Niantic for a fortnight.
Mr. Herbert Utley returned yesterday for a few days sojourn at this metropolis.
Mr. Otis Dimock of New York called on his old friends here last week.
Mr. T.M. Harries of Hartford was in town Saturday.
Masters Georgie and Charlie and Miss Mary Merrick of Holyoke, Mass.,
are the guests their grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Origen Hall.
Mr. D.O. Lombard and family of New Haven are summering at their old home
Dea Chas. Stearns of Andover spent a few days with his father Capt. S.
Stearns on Chestnut Hill last week.
Mr. Fred Gray of Orange City, Fla., has been visiting Mr. J.L. Walden
the past week.
Selectman C.A. Capen and wife have been visiting in New York for a few
Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Capen are visiting friends in Hartford.
Rev. Horace Winslow of Simsbury, Ct., was in town Monday.
Miss May Risley of Rockville has been this week the guest of her brother,
cashier O.H.K. Risley.
Mr. Edward Magee of Binghampton, N.Y., is on a vacation here.
Miss Olive D. Sanger of Canterbury spent a day with friends in town last
J.H. Gray has returned from the south, where he has been the advance
agent of a large circus company, out of health.
Mrs. Mary Mason of Taunton, Mass., is visiting at Mr. Joel Fox's.
Messrs. D.H. Clark and W.P. Stevens represented Willimantic at the Narragansett
races, Providence, last week.
Mr. E.W. Thomas of Lowell, formerly superintendent of mill No. 4 was
in town today.
Mr. H.F. Smith of Hartford was called here yesterday by the serious illness
of his son.
Mr. E.H. Clark secretary of the Willimantic Linen company, bears a striking
resemblance to Gov. Grover Cleveland the next president of the
Warren Atwood has gone to Douglass, Mass., to attend a tend days campmeeting
for the promotion of holiness.
Mrs. J.M. Hall and children are at Red Hook, N.Y.
1260. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: South Windham.
John Babcock, a well known citizen of Lebanon a short distance from this
village was severely injured on Friday last by being run over by
a loaded ox wagon. He attempted to get upon the forward part of
the wagon, and as he stepped upon the tongue the cattle started
suddenly, throwing him backward to the ground in such a position
that both wheels passed over the lower part of his stomach and
hips. Monday he was unable to move a great deal but was thought
to be gaining, though it will take a long time to recover from
the bruises sustained.
1261. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: Columbia.
Rev. James K. Hazen of Richmond, VA who is spending a short time with
his family at S.F. Ticknor's is announced to preach at the Congregational
church next Sabbath.
Mrs. Wilton E. Little who has been with her husband for several months
at Shelter Island is at present with her friends in this place.
Mrs. Williams and daughter of New Haven are the guests of Mrs. Jerusha
Rev. Charles Little preached to an attentive audience.
Dwight A. Lyman and family were in town over Sunday.
J.L. Downer is in Gilead for a few days.
W.P. Robertson and wife returned to Hartford Monday.
Miss Case of Canton is recreating at Mrs. F. Holbrook's.
Mr. and Mrs. Addison Campbell of Plainfield for the past week have been
the guests of Dr. C.N. Gallup.
1262. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: Sprague.
Miss Pansy Wenzel of the Rose of New England, has been visiting
friends in Baltic.
Dr. T.A. Keables of Wilmington, Del., a former resident of this town
is a guest at the Watch Hill house, Watch Hill.
Moses Belair played with the Willimantic brass band at Lyles beach, where
they went on an excursion last Thursday.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. L. Phillips of South Coventry were in town on Sunday,
calling on old acquaintances.
Mr. and Mrs. Byron Watson are visiting friends in Lyme.
Selectman Maynard who was confined to his residence by illness, is out
Arthur Kingsbury of South Coventry and Miss Alice Palmer of Willimantic,
were the guests of Mrs. Dr. Brewer on Sunday.
1263. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: Lawrence Nugent, sentenced
to twenty days in jail for obtaining money at Wallingford under false
the officer who was taking him to quad to drink with him, and escaped
while the officer was imbibing. But he was captured within two hours
while hiding in a swamp.
1264. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: Died.
Bosse - In Willimantic, July 28, Dina Bosse aged 1 year, 10 months
Lyman - In Mansfield, July 28th, Eva J. Lyman, aged 23.
Waldo - In Mansfield, July 27th, Zaacheus Waldo aged 68.
Casey - In Holyoke, Mass., Eddy, son of James J. Casey aged 1 year.
Smith - In Willimantic, July 25th, Aggie daughter of Edmund Smith aged
3 yrs, 7 mos.
Warren - In Mansfield July 27, Gracie daughter of Levi Warren aged 2yr.
Tiudo - In Willimantic, July 27th Heleadore son of Peter Tiudo aged 1
1265. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: Chaplin.
Rev. Mason Grosvenor of Ohio, has been in town for some weeks, the guest
of his nieces, the Misses Clark.
Wm. Hall Sec. Of the S.S. Union was in town Sunday morning, on his way
Mrs. M.H. Mandell of Ellington, Chas. Mandell of Brooklyn, N.Y., and
Miss Minnie McNeil were in town last week, the guest of Mrs. H.S. Robbins.
Mrs. E. Herrick of Willimantic, is spending some time with her friends
Edward F. Utley of Hampton who has been in business in Chicago for the
past two years and a half has been home for a short vacation. He made
some calls in this place where he was formerly a teacher and was most
gladly welcomed. He seems to have preserved the sincerity of Christian
character which made him so beloved by his pupils while a teacher.
Mrs. Chas. Utley of Willimantic and children have been visiting at the
Phares B. Griggs is spending a few days in town with his mother, Mrs.
Chas. Martin is improving his premises by new covering and shingling
his barn. David Nichols of North Windham is doing the work.
Oren A. Clark has laid aside his "tin" for a little while,
and is wielding the scythe on the farm of Mrs. E. Bingham.
1266. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: Scotland.
Rev. D.L.R. Libby will preach at the Universalist church Sunday, August
Wilton Rose has moved into the new house on the Baker farm. Oliver A.
Maine has sold his share in the place to Jonathan W. Maine, who is now
1267. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: Hebron.
The store of Lucien Leonard was the scene of a lively scrimmage a few
days since in which were dogs, scythe snaths, etc. became considerably
mixed and the result was bad for poor Tray. Wallace Jones and his
friend Austin Leonard's clerk were having a friendly tussle when
a dog belonging to another man by the name of Jones interfered
and very successfully made his presence known to the parties by
attempting to seize a generous mouthful from the person of one
of the contestants, whereupon a scythe snath was seized and brought
to bear upon the dog with such force that he withdrew much demoralized.
Jones No. 2 the owner of the dog then took a hand in and in defense
of his dog struck his namesake a lively blow with his fist which
caused a new diversion and he soon found himself mixed with Jones
and in an undesirable manner. Result: poor Tray dead, friendly
relations resumed and community again at rest.
Griswold Burnham Esq., has just returned from his western trip and reports
splendid crops in all sections in which he traveled and as he is an observing
man, and practical farmer, his observations can be relied upon as being
correct in every particular. In Nelson, Ohio he visited with Hugh Peters,
a nephew and descendant of the Peters family of Hebron, who is the owner
of the big hog of the county. It is thought by many in Milan to be the
largest of the species known. Length from nose to tail is 9 feet- Girth
8 feet and weighs 1192 pounds. Where's his match? Mr. Burnham avouches
for the correctness of these figures as he saw the animal weighed.
1268. TWC Wed Jul 30, 1884: Notice - I hereby forbid
all persons harboring and trusting my wife Mary J. Topliff on my
account, after this date. Signed, James M. Topliff. Mansfield Centre,
Ct., July 29, 1884.