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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. Richardson.

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 and
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 day.

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; receipts
$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 large
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 him.

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, the following
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 the day:
A.M. Session
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.
P.M. Session
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. Warner.
VIII. Recitation "Passing Away," Perpon. Miss Abbott.
IX. Duett "The Wild Hunter Galop" Fasher. Miss Martin and Miss E. Chandler.
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 Ella Chandler.
XIII. Music. Miss Cora Lyman
XIV. Declamation "The growth of our Country" Sprague. Master Carpenter.
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 Lizzie Lyman.
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 a life.
Mrs. Frank V. Conant of Norwich is visiting at Mrs. Sennewald's on Pleasant street.
Mr. E.E. Fox and wife of Meriden, Ct., are in town visiting parents and old friends.
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 for market.
Marvin Knowlton from London, Canada, is visiting with his sister for the summer.

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 Albany Express.
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. The genial
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 week.
John Page of Boston is spending the summer months with his grandmother Woodward.
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 on the
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, Conn.

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 past
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, Union street.

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 considerably damaged.
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 sure,
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 Laura Davison.

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 by V.B.
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, Burgesses W.G.
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; E.H. Jacobs & 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, Attorney-General
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 of
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 Sunday.
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 and Fridays.

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
five years.

1170. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: Colonel Watson of the Fourth regiment has announced his non-commissioned staff as follows: George E. Derrick,
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 a
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 the Fourth.
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 was
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, on Pleasant

1184. TWC Wed Jul 9, 1884: A.D. David & Co., Pharmacie Francaise, 209 Main St., Willimantic, Conn., Patent medicines, perfumery, toilet
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 Centre.
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 next Saturday.

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 days.

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 (Tuesday) night.

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 few weeks.
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, Mass.
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 last week.
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 last week.
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 in Connecticut.

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 looms, and
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 Wednesday brought
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 of
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 his pulpit.
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 eve.
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 been a
profitable one.
Miss Cora Lyman of Willimantic is the guest of her aunt Mrs. Marshall Holbrook.
Mrs. Robert Hall of East Hampton is visiting her parents.
Mrs. Pratt Ticknor and Miss Carrie of Willimantic are recreating at John Ticknor's.
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 his vacation.
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 Brockton, Mass.
Frederick Yeomans of Hartford is visiting friends in West street, his former home.
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, Judge. On
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
possession immediately.

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 children.

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 Pipe" 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 a perfect
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 and his
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 secured.

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 it.

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 350
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, Com.

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 street.
Geo. W. Herrick is erecting a house on Walnut street rear of Congregational church.
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 today.
Mrs. Dr. F. Rogers and Miss Florence have just returned from a visit to Rockville.
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 last week).
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 her
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, Mansfield Dept.

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 hay.

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
bass singers.
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 weeks.
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 of July.
Rev. S.W. Hanks of Boston, district secretary of the American Seamens' Friend society, has been visiting his native town, accompanied by his daughter.
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 since.
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
and socialty.
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 stiffen prices.

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, Robinson
$9.48; Sullivan $8.08 - the latter going with officer Clark to get that amount.
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.) Gazette Tuesday.
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 in Ashford.
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 days.
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 week.
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
United States.
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 Williams.
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 again.
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 pretenses, asked
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 year.

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 to Eastford.
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 here.
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 old home.
Phares B. Griggs is spending a few days in town with his mother, Mrs. J. Turner.
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 3.
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
the landlord

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.

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