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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WILLIMANTIC CHRONICLE 1879-1884
The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1882
Published every Wednesday.
McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.
M. Wallen, A.H. Freeman, O.G. Hanks. Prompter: O.M. Richardson.
TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: About Town.
809. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: One Keegan, living on upper Main street and who is an habitual drunkard, fell down stairs Monday and sustained several bruises and cuts.
810. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: The stately old maple which stood before the residence of A.B. Adams fell before the woodmans axe Friday. Its life had succumbed to the malady which seems to infect the trees of this neighborhood.
811. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Dennis McCarthy, of this village, delivered a temperance lecture in Providence last Sunday evening before an audience of more than a thousand people. Over one hundred were induced to sign the pledge.
812. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: The fire department was inspected Saturday afternoon by the proper authorities and found to be in a satisfactory condition. A few lengths of hose were stretched for the purpose of testing the hydrants which were pronounced in good working order.
813. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: The search for the bodies of Conly and Reitzell members of the Kellogg company who were drowned, unsuccessfully continues. The dynamite cartridge tests will be continued for a few days at least. The only effect thus far produced has been on large numbers of fish which have been brought to the surface by concussion. The New London divers engaged failed to come and others have been engaged
814. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Ashford excels in the production of pickerel, of that we are positive. Almost without exception are our fishermen successful when they visit that town, and perhaps the most fruitful locality is the premises of Mr. Edwin Knowlton of West Ashford. We received a handsome string from that gentleman last Saturday, the largest of which weighed nearly three pounds and there were none of less than one pound.
815. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: F.N. Hawley, of Newton, is introducing into this village the Smith New Portable Force Pump for washing windows and carriages and it has also been used very successfully in extinguishing fires. Besides being the best pump of the kind in the market it has the advantage of being purchased at a much less price than any other. It is a very effective instrument for the purpose for which it is designed and if not perfectly satisfactory the money will be refunded.
816. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Capt. W.L. Foster is canvassing the town for Gaskells Compendium of Form and has already secured more than fifty names including many of our prominent names including many of our prominent business men. The book is a compilation of a large number of subjects a knowledge of which is indispensable to an intelligent and easy transaction of business. We have examined the work thoroughly and find so many subjects treated that are of value to us that we subscribed, and would recommend it to others as a work of much merit.
817. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Tomorrow, Barnums seven consolidated shows will exhibit here, when the unprecedented synchronous performance of three circus rings will be seen, besides the most wonderful museum of curiosities in the world and the largest and most comprehensive menagerie, including the giant Jumbo, the centre of a herd of twenty-two elephants, the biggest and fiercest lions, tigers, panthers, hyenas, leopards, etc., ever seen in cages, and at least one representative of every important order in the animal kingdom. The equestrians, contortionists, athletes and acrobats are unrivalled.
818. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: A horse belonging to Cashier Bingham of Windham, was left in the yard Saturday hitched to a small stone, and from some cause unknown became frightened and ran. The stone flying in the air and striking the animal urged it on and it reached the railroad crossing near Backus Bros. Store just as a freight train was passing at great speed. Probably blinded by fright, the horse ran against the train about midway and was hurled quite a distance to the ground, receiving injuries so severe that it would probably never have recovered. It was killed the next day.
819. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: An accident befell two ladies on a pleasure trip while returning from Windham when descending Brick Top hill. It was not their horsemanship that was at fault when the horse stumbled and turned a complete somersault, but the neglect of the beast to perform his natural powers of locomotion properly. Fortunately the result was not serious and they escaped with only a broken thill and their fright to remind them of what had happened. But mum is the word.
820. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Mrs. Susan Flint, a resident of Hanover block, suffering from a toothache Monday took laudanum to alleviate the pain and immediately retired after locking the door of her room. Persons in the adjoining apartment soon after heard heavy and labored breathing issuing from her chamber and inquired of her the cause, but receiving no answer they endeavored to enter. They were, of course, unable to do so, as the door was bolted, and instantly the suspicion flashed across their minds that there must be trouble. Help was called, and when the door was bursted in she was found in an unconscious condition and an empty bottle lay near by. Dr. McNally was hastily summoned and by a powerful emetic restored consciousness, and she was soon able to be up.
821. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: A happy social event last week as the marriage of Mr. Thomas E. Burke and Miss Mary Nash on Thursday morning, and during the day they received their numerous friends at the residence of the brides mother on upper Jackson street. The contracting parties are highly esteemed by a large circle of acquaintances. The presents were numerous and valuable. On Saturday afternoon Montgomery hose company, of which Mr. Burke is foreman, called in a body on the newly married couple and presented them with an elegant and costly clock. This morning at St. Joseph church occurred the union of Mr. James A. Dolan, the accommodating manager of the Rapid Telegraph Cos office, and Miss Sarah A. Anderson. The young couple have a large circle of friends and acquaintances who with them a long and happy life.
822. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: An alarm of fire was sounded from the Windham companys mills soon after the machinery was started on Saturday morning of which the cause was the discovery of fire in the picker room. In an instant the room was enveloped in flame and smoke, but by the prompt response of the companys fire brigade the apparatus was adjusted and a stream of water was in use without delay. With the aid of the automatic sprinklers, with which the mills are supplied, the flames were soon subdued, and what promised well for a large fire was averted. The good work which was done speaks well for the proficient equipment of the Windham Companys property for combating fire. The mills suspended operations for the remainder of the day and work was immediately set about repairing the damage, which reached a hundred dollars.
823. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: At a meeting of the court of burgesses held at their office Monday, June 5th, the following business was transacted: Voted to pay night police bill for month of May, $124; A. Humphrey for stone, $18.60; Willimantic Gas Co., $1.25; O.A. Sessions, $3.24; United States Street Lighting Co., $107.39; James Conlin, $18.49; Cryne & Moriarty, $1.05; henry N. Wales. $7; M. Sullivan, $48.45; Labor bill for month of May, $427.25. Privilege of laying water pipes on Card and Pleasant streets granted to Samuel Adams and others. Burgesses Congdon and McCracken were appointed a committee to take the proper measures to abate the intolerable nuisance existing on the property of Wm. D. Barrows on Main and Union streets. Voted that the warden be directed to appoint thirteen night and six day special constables for Thursday, June 8th. Voted to adjourn two weeks.
824. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: The suit for $25,000 which Jerry S. Wilson has brought against the Linen company on account of damages sustained by him while in its employ came up for trial in the Superior court at Brooklyn before Judge Hovey last Wednesday. By default of the defendant at a previous term of court the case was taken from the jury and placed solely under the jurisdiction of the judge. It is understood that this action virtually admitted the responsibility for damages and that it is now simply a question of how much. There is the rub, and it is highly probably that no small amount of friction will be engendered in the determination of this point. It has all along seemed to us, if the facts in the case are as reported, that the company has not done its duty to young Wilson, not really maintained the reputation it has sought at any cost of liberality and consideration for its employees. Whatever the palliating circumstancesnone have been made publicthe company should have paid the attending medical expenses. We venture to say that a large majority of our people will concur with this remark no matter what their opinions may be as to the merits of the case. In neglecting to do this the company has taken money out of the pocket of every taxpayer in the town to feed the poor that was crippled for life in its employ. Through its attorney, the company made strenuous endeavors to have the trial carried over to the next term but the court would not allow the postponement and ordered that the case be ready for trial at Willimantic, June 20. As more than a year has elapsed since the suit was instituted the judge acted honorably in not continuing it further, and that perfect justice will be done to all parties under the wise ruling of Judge Hovey there is not the shadow of a doubt, for he is one of the most honorable and learned judges on the bench. The array of legal talent employed is both able and brilliant, and about equals that in the Trust Company case. For the prosecution J.L. Hunter, of this village, T.M. Waller, New London, Solomon Lucas, Norwich, and G.W. Phillips, Putnam, will appear; the defense will be conducted by J.R. Arnold, J.M. Hall of this village, and J.J. Penrose, Central Village.
825. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: The class of 82, of the Danielsonville High school, which graduates at the close of this term, are to have public exercises, probably in Music hall. The class numbers nine, five ladies and four gentlemen, and their class motto is, Palma non sine pulvere Victory is not gained without labor.
826. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: It is heartily enjoyable to see a sunbeam in these days of fickle weather, and the other day we experienced much the same feeling upon receiving a bright newspaper just born at the east of the county, bearing the same name. N.W. Kennedy publishes it at Dayville and he has certainly made the first number of The Sunbeam sparkling both in matter and appearance. The Chronicle extends a fraternal hand and bids it all prosperity.
827. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: A woman from Brooklyn driving through Main street, Danielsonville with a young child last week, was so intoxicated that Officers Simmons and Bowen deemed it better that she should be under restraint, and the former gave her berth in the lock-up and the latter took charger of the team.Transcript. This is the hot-bed of prohibition.
TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: South Windham.
829. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Andover.
830. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Brooklyn.
831. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Danielsonville.
832. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Sprague.
833. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Gurleyville.
834. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Warrenville.
835. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Scotland.
836. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: The Apaches are again on the warpath in Arizona, and have killed several ranchmen and carried off their stock.
837. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Guiteaus appearance has changed considerably within a few weeks, says a dispatch from the national capital. He has lost color, and his beard has been allowed to grow. He never mentions the name of Mr. Scoville, and seems to have dismissed his relatives from his mind. Judging from the remarks made by visitors to the jail and the tenor of the letters and cards which come to the prisoner, the feeling against him appears to be becoming intensified. It is apparent from the remarks made that it would not be safe to admit visitors to Guiteaus cell. General Crocker and his officers say that even if he were awaiting trial they would, for his protection, prevent him from receiving visitors.
838. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Straded into the enclosure of the subscriber June 3d, a Jersey Bull Calf. The owner can have the same by proving property and paying charges. J.J. Andrews, Willimantic, Conn.
839. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Cows for Sale. Ten first-class cows, Devons, Ayrshires, grade Alderneys and full bloods, six heifer calves, full bloods, grades and Ayshires, Poland China sow and boar at the Devotion farm in Scotland. Enquire of H.B. Geer.
840. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: At a Court of Probate Holden at Windham, within and for the District of Windham, on the 26th day of May, A.D. 1882. Present, Huber Clark, Esq., Judge. Michael Nelligan, Administrator of the estate of William Connell 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 said Administrator, and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Windham, and by posting a copy thereof on a sign-post in said Town of Windham nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, Huber Clark, Judge.
841. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Columbia.
842. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Hebron.
843. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Mansfield.
844. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Married.
845. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: Died.
846. TWC Wed Jun 7 1882: The Names of the States. New Hampshire gets its name from Hampshire, England. Massachusetts is derived from an Indian name, first given to the bay, signifying near the great hills. Rhode Island has an obscure origin, the Island of Rhodes, the Island of the Rhodes, and a Dutch origin, Red Island, the first seeming to have the best historical support. Connecticut is an Indian name, signifying Land on a long tidal river. Virginia, the Carolinas and Georgia have a royal origin. Maine was named from the fact that it was supposed to contain the mayne portion of New England. Vermont has no especial question, except that it is claimed to have been first an aliasNew Connecticut, alias Vermont. Kentucky probably signifies either a dark and bloody ground, or a bloody river, or the long river. Tennessee comes from its river, the name being derived from the name of an Indian village on the riverTanassee. Ohio is named after an Indian name, signifying something great, with an accent of admiration. Indiana comes from the name of an early land party. Illinois comes from the Indian- name of a tribe. Michigan is claimed to mean lake country, it probably came from the name of the lake, Great Lake, which bore this name before the land adjacent was named. Louisiana is from the French. Arkansas and Missouri are from the Indian, the former being doubtful; the latter is claimed to mean in its origin muddy water, which described the river. Iowa is also Indian with double meaning. Texas is popularly thought to be Indian, but may be Spanish. Florida is Spanish, a flowery land. Oregon has a conjectural origin. It is probably Indian, but a Spanish origin is claimed. California comes from a Spanish romance of 1510. Nevada takes its name from the mountains, who get theirs from a resemblance to the Nevadas of South America. Minnesota is Indian, sky-tinted water. Nebraska is variously rendered shallow water, and flat country. Kansas is from an Indian root, Kaw, corrupted from the French. Mississippi is great water, or whole water. Alabama is Indian, the name of a fortress and a tribe, signifying as is claimed, here we rest.
847. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: About Town.
849. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: Geo. L. Wheeler, of this place, has been engaged to do the prompting at the Spiritualist camp ground at Niantic, during the meeting, and it is probable that the orchestra will be composed principally of home musicians. The large pavilion, in progress of erection will be used for dancing and roller skating, which will constitute an important part of the amusement of the encampment.
850. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: Carroll B. Adams, having finished his engagement with the Providence Opera House orchestra, in which he furnished the viola, announces that he will turn his attention to teaching violin and piano at his residence on Union street, and solicits pupils for instruction. Mr. Adams has, without question, a very liberal musical education, obtained at the New England Conservatory of Music, in Boston, and possesses a knowledge of that fine art equaled by no teacher in this vicinity. He is at present leader of the Willimantic band.
851. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: Thomas Kennedy, a twenty five years old wanderer from Willimantic, was lodged at police headquarters in Norwich Sunday night. Monday he appeared to be demented, declared that he did not feel well and refused to go out upon the street. He seemed to think he had either reached a hospital or a permanent boarding house.
852. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: William Swift, familiarly known here as Bill Swift who was the projector of the Holland silk mills, was in town Friday calling on old acquaintances. He has been engaged in the manufacture of silk thread in Canada for a number of years, but has now accepted an order to superintend the building of a large factory for the manufacture of cotton and silk threads in Brazil, whither he sails today.
853. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: The new and elaborate drug store of Hunn & Co., was formally opened for business Monday evening and a model store it is in every respect, too. It is beyond question the most costly fitted store in eastern Connecticut and there is none more attractive. Beginning at the large plate glass windows it is furnished to the middle in solid ash and the walls and ceilings frescoed with brilliant tints. The prescription desk, fronted with plate glass mirror of powerful reflection, the counters and cases are all embellished with artistic carving and each seems one solid piece of wood so perfect is the workmanship. Show cases and all the druggists paraphernalia are of the most attractive patterns and the soda fountain is a model of neatness and beauty. Particular attention will be paid to compounding physicians prescriptions and nothing but the purest and best qualities of drugs will be used in their preparation and thoroughly educated pharmacists licensed in the business will be employed in this department. There is good reason to predict that they will do a good business in this central location.
854. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: The forewarning by the borough authorities to take every precaution guarding against depredations of thieves and pickpockets was justified by the fact that vicious characters were numerous and eager to take advantage of every opportunity offered. The most fruitful field for their operations was among the crowds at the circus grounds and at the depot and it is presumable that they secured a good collection of pocketbooks if those recovered (empty) are any indication. J.W. Webb discovered by turning over a fish box in the alley next to his market an aggregation of seven which had been rifted of their valuable contents and concealed there. A ladys portemounaie, a large red pocketbook of the elephant pattern, and the remainder of the common leather wallet constituted the collection. From papers found in one it was evident that was the property of Dr. Anson Newell of Stafford Springs, father of Mrs. L. Warner of this place, and it was returned to him; another was ascertained to belong to Eugene W. Edgarton of Ashford and was deposited with John Bolles for delivery, while still another contained papers bearing the names of different parties from out of town. Wm. Foran and A.B. Holmes each found a pocketbook about the depot on Friday the former bearing the name of Rufus Rood, Windham. One lady missed hers directly after purchasing a railroad ticket and a second was nearly distracted over the loss of a valuable watch and chain. It is not probable that any of the victims were mulcted to a great amount, but it is exasperating to lose even a small amount in that way.
855. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: One of the bodies of the drowned musicians has been recovered near the spot where the boat was capsized, but the other has not yet come to the surface. Miss Kellogg has shown her sympathy for the bereaved family of Conly by arranging a concert for their benefit. The concert at the Academy of Music, New York, Saturday afternoon, was a success every way, though the programme was complained of as being too long, three hours being consumed in disposing of it. The many friends of Mr. Conly will be glad to know that the benefit was a financial success. The net result from the sale of tickets and the subscriptions will insure the widow and children not less than $4,000.
856. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: A man by the name of Fitzgerald was knocked down senseless this morning by a frightened horse belonging to Giles Olin of Lebanon, while crossing the street near Geo. M. Harringtons store.
857. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: The death of Hon. George S. Moulton.It is with sorrow that we are called upon to record the end of a life so honored and honorable as that of George S. Moulton. Few men live whose obituary, when truthfully written, will contain little else but praise, but the pages of this mans history are radiant with noble deeds and married with blemishes few indeed. Mr. Moultons death occurred at his home in Windham Friday morning at 2 oclock. It was not unexpected, for he had been afflicted with the fatal disease of diabetes for many years, but had heroically fought it off until this last aggravated attack, which was of but a few weeks duration. The best medical skill was brought to bear, but it was useless for fate had ordered his recovery impossible. He died in the fifty-third year of his age. Mr. Moulton has had an eventful career and made his own life eminently successful. He was born near Chaffeeville in the town of Mansfield, on the 13th of September, 1829, one of a family of six children, of whom only one, Sylvester T. Moulton, of Brandon, Vt., now remains, and was the son of the late Harvey Moulton. His education was obtained at the common schools and at the age of 18 years he came to Willimantic and entered the employ of Samuel Lee at the Windham companys store, and after three years service became proprietor. In the infancy of the Willimantic Linen company he removed to New York and became agent for the sale of their thread. In conjunction with this business he dealt largely in commercial paper and was also interested with other enterprises in that city, amassing a small fortune. In 1869 he was constrained to retire from active business and he purchased the fine farm property of the late Hon. A.A. Burnham where he has since resided. His ample fortune allowed him since that time to take all the pleasure out of life that his disposition would permit, and his amiable ways in social intercourse made him universally beloved. He deemed it not an indignity to press the palm of the man begrimed with manual labor, and valued his friendship. A republican in politics he was above subterfuges, honest and honorable. He represented this town in the legislature of 1871 and served the Fourteenth district two terms in the senate in 1877 and 1878. In 1876 he was a candidate for presidential elector. For a number of years he was a director in the Willimantic Linen Co., National Shoe and Leather Bank, New York and New England railroad, New York and Boston Air Line railroad and Willimantic Savings institute and was at one time president of the Willimantic Trust Co. He was regarded as a very able financier and his reverses had been very few compared with his extensive dealings. Few men will be so much missed in this community and the demise of none will be more heartily mourned. He leaves a wife, son and two daughters, one of the latter an invalid. The funeral ceremony took place from his late residence in Windham and was attended by a large concourse of people, among them his warm personal friends from New York, Boston, Hartford and other places. Rev. Frank Thompson of Wilton, Ct., his former pastor officiated at the ceremony and was assisted by Rev. Mr. Free. The remains were deposited in the Windham cemetery.
858. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: H.H. Flint, druggist, has thoroughly garrisoned the town at every entrance with neat and attractive signs, setting forth the merits of Wadsworths, Martinez and Longmans prepared paints.
859. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: Scotland.
860. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: At a meeting of the Haywood Rubber company at Colchester, Thursday, Mr. Lorenzo Blackstone, of Norwich, was appointed president; the other officers remain as before. There are reports that negotiations are pending for the sale of the concern.
861. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: Complaint was made to Inspector Jewett in Brooklyn, by P.R. Johnson, a Swedish hotel keeper of Brooklyn, Wednesday, against Detective Cornelius Mahoney, of the Butler street station, for taking Maria Swenson away from Johnsons house without a warrant. The girl was one of the party of 200 Swedes brought over by the Inman line, under contract with a manufacturing company at Grosvenordale Conn. to deliver them there, where there are to be employed in a factory. Maria Swenson escaped from Castle Garden, through the assistance of some countrymen, and took refuge in Johnsons boarding house. Mr. Stonberg, the agent of the Connecticut company, reported her disappearance to John S. Dale, of the Inman line, who at once began a search for her. Finding her in Brooklyn, he demanded her return, but Johnson refused to surrender her. It is alleged by Johnson that, in spite of the girls tears and entreaties, Detective Mahoney took her away, threatening that if any resistance should be made he would remove her by force. She was carried back to Castle Garden, and was detained there. It is claimed that Mahoney had no warrant and made no charge of crime.
862. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: A fire broke out at 1:45 Saturday morning in the old Florence mill in Rockville, now occupied by White, Corbin & Co., envelope manufacturers. The fire started in the east end of the mill on the upper floor, and was first discovered by the watchman, who, hearing an explosion, went out and saw the building up stairs all ablaze. A general alarm was then given and by the brave work of the firemen the flames were got under control in a short time. The building is 200 feet long. The company turns out about 1,100,000 envelopes per day. M. J.J. Regans shoddy mill is connected with the building on the east. The cause of the fire is unknown as yet. The loss is estimated at $100,000. Considerable damage was done by water, the mill being flooded. At one time there were sixteen streams going into the room.
863. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: The monthly pay of the Morse mills, Putnam, is $11,000.
864. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: John Howland, a former principal of the Danielsonville high school, is to be examined Friday next for ordination as a clergyman, expecting to go as missionary to Guadalajara, Mexico.
865. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: It has been the custom for a number of years previous to conduct public worship at Canterbury out of door, in a grove, and there has been considerable talk of late in regard to reorganizing the grove meetings on Sabbath afternoons during the present summer. These meetings are to commence on the last Sabbath in June or the first Sabbath in July.
866. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: Thomas Bennett, of Westminster, had new potatoes for supper on the fourth of June. Who is it that says we are having a late, backward season?
867. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: William H. Shanley, shop hand of the Norwich and Worcester railroad, was assaulted near Jewett City, Thursday afternoon, by a tramp, who tried to rob him of a watch. Shanley was cut on the hand by the tramps knife, but resisted, and the tramp was frightened off by another train hand.
868. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: Forty-two persons were killed, five wounded and property to the amount of $34,000 stolen by the Apaches during the recent outbreak in Arizona.
869. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: Judge Wylie, of the Washington criminal court, denied the motion of Mr. Reed, counsel for Guiteau, to amend the record in the assassins case. Guiteau received with outward composure the announcement of the failure of this effort of his counsel to secure a rehearing of his case. He proceeded to denounce the court in bane as cowards and cranks, and said that God had revealed to him that he was to be taken care of. God, he said, worked through human agencies, and President Arthur was to be the agent to save him if necessary.
870. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: Died.
871. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: At a Court of Probate Holden at Canterbury within and for the district of Canterbury on the 5th day of June, A.D. 1882. Present, M H. Sanger, Esq., Judge. On motion of Thomas J. Johnson, Executor on the estate of James C. Johnson late of Canterbury 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 _____ to the executor and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic and posting a copy thereof on the public signpost in said Town of Canterbury nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, M.H. Sanger.
872. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: South Coventry.
874. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: North Windham.
875. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: Lebanon.
876. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: Mansfield Center.
878. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: Danielsonville.
879. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: Montville.
880. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: Wife Notice.My wife, Mrs. R.D. Malley, having left my bed and board without sufficient cause or provocation, I hereby forbid all persons harboring or trusting her on my account, as I shall pay no bills of her contracting after this date. Frederick Malley, Willimantic, June 14, 1882.
881. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: Fred G. Stark, (successor to J.H. French,) Livery and Feed Stable, Main St., Willimantic, Conn. Hacks furnished on all occasions. Persons wishing teams can order them by telephone taken to their residences.
882. TWC Wed Jun 14 1882: S.A. Wheaton, Phoenixville, Dconn., dealer in dry goods, groceries, wines and spirituous liquors.
883. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: About Town.
884. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: The ladies give a sociable and strawberry festival at the Methodist church this evening. They always have a good time there. Readings by Miss Addie Yorke and Rev. S. McBurney.
885. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: A very handsome specimen of cereus was displayed in Wilson & Leonards window Saturday evening in full blossom. It was from the green house of Mrs. Maxon Clark on Union street.
886. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Dr. C.W. Sperry, veterinary surgeon and dentist, and agent for Humphreys homeopathic veterinary specific will be at the Sanderson house in Willimantic, on Thursday June 29, and the two days following.
887. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: The shad season closed Monday. The catch in the waters of Connecticut has been much smaller than usual. They did not begin to run in the Thames until about the 26th April, and the schools have been unusually small.
888. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Laborers are at work on the vacant lot on Main street opposite the Chronicle office, preparing huge timber for the new thread mill at Mansfield Hollow. In the operation a two-horse planing machine is used very effectively in smoothing the timber.
889. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: The annual meeting of the Willimantic Baptist Sabbath school was held last Sunday week and the following officers were chosen for the ensuing year: Dr. E.G. Sumner, superintendent; Nelson W. French, assistant supt; W.N. Potter, secretary and treasurer; Charles M. Thompson, librarian.
890. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Dangerous counterfeit ten dollar treasury notes are in circulation, and a few have been discovered in New England banks. They may be detected by the inferiority of the engraving, as compared with the genuine, and particularly the bad drawing of the nose and mouth in the portrait of Webster. Many in this section will be interested to know that.
891. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Mr. J.W. Shanks, roadmaster of the New London Northern railroad, came near losing his life on Saturday night. The water was being drawn off a mill pond three miles above Palmer, and Mr. Shanks with others went there to catch the fish with which it was supposed to be filled. In feeling around for a fish he slipped from a stone and fell forward; his hands stuck in the mud while his head was yet under water and but for the friendly hands that grasped him he would have been drowned.
892. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: We understand overtures have been made by authority of the Linen company for an amicable settlement of the Wilson case, but without avail. It was proposed to allow the plaintiff $10 per week for all the time intervening between the accident and the present, to pay all the necessary expenses of attendance, and also to employ the young man, but for any length of time they would not engage. This proposition, it is said, is made not as admission of liability for damages on their part, but from a desire to act charitably and sympathetically with their help. It is said that the amount which would be realized by Wilson, if his counsel had accepted the offer, would be about $1,500 or $2,000.
893. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: The county commissioners met at the selectmens room last Friday for the purpose of hearing remonstrances against granting licenses to Hasting & Handell, Dennis Murphy, and Hunn & Co. The parties made application for license under the provisions of the new law which allows any citizen the privilege of objecting to licensing any person and obliges the commissioners to consider the objection. The remonstrances were presented by persons believing in thorough prohibition and the reasons given were of a general nature and had no reference to the applicants characters. After listening to testimony bearing on the first two cases the meeting was adjourned until next Friday when other objects will be heard and their decision rendered.
894. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: At a meeting of the court of burgesses held at their office Monday evening the following business was transacted: Petition of Whiting Hayden and others that a borough meeting be specially called to make certain changes on Pleasant and Card streets as called for in said petition. Voted that the street between the houses of C.B. Pomeroy and Edwin Bugbee be called Turner street. The following bills were ordered paid: Special constables, twelve in number, $24.00; bill of G. Alford, $37.40.
895. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Specifications have been perfected for extensive improvements on the Methodist church and operations will be immediately begun. The committee that has the matter in charge are, Huber Clark, W.G. Morrison, H.C. Hall, E.P. Brown and J.H. Bullard. It is proposed to build an addition of thirteen feet at the rear end the same height and width of church, and erect an extension of sixteen feet more for the organ and choir, which will be directly in the rear of the preacher, making in all, an addition of twenty-nine feet. The interior will be entirely remodeled and finished in hard wood. There will be a large reflecting chandelier at the ceiling, the pews will be arranged in circular order, and the ornamentation of the church will be stencil work which is much more desirable than frescoing. The exterior will be improved and when the whole shall be complete it will be almost a complete transformation of the present church.
896. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: A short time since a young man eighteen years of age named Whitney, a son of Mrs. C.S. Whitney, lady evangelist, of Hartford, who is a friend of Mrs. A.T. Walker, came here on a visit to the latter, intending to remain until his parents returned from an engagement in Brooklyn, N.Y. He was rather a prepossessing young fellow, not only in appearance but also in conversation, and the family took particular pains to make his visit as agreeable to him as possible. He had been to ride on different occasions with Mr. Walker about the surrounding towns. Last Wednesday Mr. Walker visited his farm, a few miles out of the village, and remained away from home some time. In the meantime young Whitney obtained permission of Mrs. Walker to use her husbands best team, a fine brown stallion and stylish carriage, saying that Mr. Walker had no objections. He carried a little daughter of the family to school at noontime and that was the last seen of him. As he did not return that afternoon Mrs. Walker informed her husband of what had occurred, as previously related, but his suspicions were not aroused until he visited the young mans room and found all his clothing gone. He notified Sheriff Pomeroy of what had occurred about eight oclock in the evening and gave him a description of the team, and later in the evening said that the offenders name was Whitney and that his people lived in Hartford. The sheriff, having no other clues to work upon, telegraphed in all directions and went to Hartford on the evening express train. After reaching there he made a search among the livery stables during the night time and at last found the team housed in Dunns stable on North Main street. He found young Whitney at home and arrested him at about 2 oclock Thursday morning. Thus the sheriff secured the team and thief within six hours after he had been notified. Whitney pleaded a thin story in mitigation of the act but was brought back to Willimantic and locked up. His people were telegraphed and upon their arrival the matter was satisfactorily settled by the parties interested without recourse to the law.
897. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Suing for Twenty-Five Thousand Dollars Damages.The long-talked-of case of Wilson vs. Willimantic Linen Co., has at last come to trial and is now in progress at the court house before Judge Hovey. It was expected that Messrs T. M. Waller and Solomon Lucas would appear in company with Messrs Hunter and Sumner for the plaintiff but they were unavoidably detained in a will case now being tried in the Superior court of New London county. Messrs. J.J. Penrose, J.R. Arnold, J.M. Hall and C.E. Perkins support the defendant. Court was opened promptly at 10 oclock by Sheriff Osgood and the proceedings were immediately begun by a statement and explanation by J.L. Hunter, Esq., of the case about to be tried. The following are in substance the facts which the prosecution purpose to prove: The accident to Jerry S. Wilson whereby he has been made a cripple for life occurred in mill No. 1 of the Linen company on the afternoon of August 19, 1880 by the falling of a counter shaft which was improperly secured in its hangers by the neglect of the company in having no collars upon it. The shaft was hung in June 1880, by one O.B. Brayton of Rhode Island a mill-wright employed by the company for this purpose. At the time Brayton put up the shaft he called upon the company for collars to fasten it and make it safe, but the superintendent, Mr. John Scott, said they had no collars and he could leave it without and the company would have some made and put them on themselves. This the company neglected to do. The plaintiff had been in the companys employ as a second-hand in room where the shaft fell for some three years, but in the latter part of 1879, having become a little out of health by close confinement in the mill, he left his job to recuperate. On the 18th of August, plaintiff having recovered his health, was engaged by the overseer of the spinning in mill No. 1 to go back to work. He agreed to go next morning and was promised his old job of second-hand in the room as soon as the second-hand, W.L. Kenyon, who had been temporarily employed, could be dispensed with. The company during the previous spring and summer, had made large additions to the machinery in the room and just at that time it required extra help to get the machinery in running order. Upon going in the mill on August 19th, overseer of the room set the plaintiff to fitting belts. A belt had been fitted running from the counter shaft to frame. In putting this belt on to start the frame, the shaft being in motion, it was thrown from its bearings and fell upon plaintiff crushing his ankle and knee and breaking his leg between the knee and hip, breaking two front teeth and cutting a hole through his lip. The proof of this narrative was then proceeded to, and the first evidence offered was the deposition of O.B. Brayton, the mill-wright, which completely corroborate the above statement. Phillip A. Wilson, overseer of the room, testified that he employed plaintiff to come in and help get the machinery to running and promised him that in a short time he would give him his old place as second hand. He further said that it was not the duty of overseer, or any person under him, to look after the shafting; that this work belonged to the boss machinist. He observed nothing wrong about the shaft and supposed it was all right. Sent for boss machinist and asked him if it was all ready to be started, and the boss machinist inspected it and pronounced it all right. This was at noon during the time that plaintiff was out at dinner. When he returned the overseer told him that the boss machinist said the shaft was all right and to belt it up. The overseer said he had authority to hire help and considered plaintiff a competent hand for work for which he was hired to do. Next came an expert witness, F.D. Buttericks, a shaft and machinery builder of New Haven. He swore that it was unsafe for a plain shaft to be put up with open hangers without collars. That no person except a machinist would observe whether a shaft needed collars or not as some shafts had shoulders and fit too close to bearing. It would require a very careful inspection to tell and probably might require a person familiar with shafting. John W. Ray, an expert, substantiated the foregoing testimony. Dr. J.C. Jarvis of Hartford, testified that the injuries received were of the most serious character and that his limb would never be of any service to him but would be rather a hindrance. That if it were ever taken off it would have to be by what was termed a hip operation which was so dangerous that he should not recommend it in the present state of the plaintiffs health and did not think possible that it would ever be in a way to have the leg taken off. The wound was of that nature that caused the most intense pain. Pathology told them of no injury that caused more pain than this as it caused inflammation of the joints. Dr. Nathan Mayer of Hartford who had attended Wilson corroborated the former witness statements. Next witness was the plaintiff. He testified that he went into the mill as the overseer had previously stated; said it wasnt his duty to know anything about shafting and supposed it was all right. He was set to fitting belts by overseer and belting up the frames to counter shafts. He had fitted the belt and was proceeding to put it from counter shaft to frame when the shaft fell and that was all he knew. In the midst of Wilsons cross-examination the court adjourned until 9 oclock this (Wednesday) morning.
898. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Andover.
899. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: North Windham.
900. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Mansfield.
901. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: J.Q. Stone of the Danielsonville Transcript, is confined to his home by a sprained ankle.
902. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Christ Church, Pomfret, has been taken down to be rebuilt of stone, in memory of the late Rev. Alexander Hamilton Vinton, D.D., and his wife, Eleanor S. Vinton. The corner-stone of the new church was laid on Thursday.
903. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Christian Gredig, who has carried on the bakery business in Putnam for seven years, proposes to make a visit to his native Switzerland this summer, and see his old friends and view once more the loved and well-remembered mountains and valleys of the home of his youth. He takes his family with him. His decision was made owing to the recent fire, which destroyed his place of business, and opened the opportunity he has long desired. He has been successful in his business.
904. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: The ministers of Putnam and vicinity will meet with Rev. A.P. Chapman, Putnam, Monday next.
905. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Rev. Charles Morse, sr., has been engaged for the third time to preach at the First Congregational church, Putnam Heights.
906. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: The Windham county court at Brooklyn has rendered decisions in these cases, of vicinity interest: Day vs. Fox, motion is open default granted; state vs. Clark Whitford, of Danielsonville $500 worth of liquors seized in May 1881 ordered destroyed; in quo warrants, Harrison Johnson, of Putnam was found to have authority as justice of the peace.
907. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: The examination and ordination of Rev. John Howland occurred at Danielsonville Friday afternoon. Rev. A.C. Adams, of Thompson, presided; Rev. E.S. Beard, of Brooklyn, preached the sermon; Rev. James Dingwell delivered the charge; Rev. H.M. Bartlett of Pomfret, extending the right hand of fellowship, and other clergymen took part in the impressive service.
908. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: James Sherman of Chaplin struck a broad axe into his foot last Thursday making a deep wound about seven inches long. Dr. I.B. Gallup was called and the patient is in a fair way to recover without serious damage.
909. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: A son of Alonzo Colburn of Hampton had his foot caught under the carriage of a steam saw mill on Saturday and frightfully mangled. Dr. I.B. Gallup was summoned by telegraph to attend the sufferer.
910. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Woodstock.
911. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Montville.
912. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Columbia.
913. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Baltic.
914. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Lebanon.
915. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Warrenville.
916. TWC Wed Jun 21 1882: Died.
917. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: About Town.
918. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: Officer Flynn arrested Edward Keegan for drunkenness and Justice Sumner committed him to jail for twenty days. He had pawned his kit of tools and house furniture for rum.
919. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: A.R. Burnham & Co., are drive with business at their large new carriage manufactory on Valley street and are turning out some handsome work. The capacity of their new shop is about four times that of the old one. They have just turned out a new bakers cart for O. Blanchett which is a very convenient wagon for that business and a sample of good workmanship.
920. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: V.B. Jordan has just received another carload of Northern horses which are for sale at his stable on Walnut street.
921. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: Fred L. Clark adds another to the collections of hacks at the depot and bids for public patronage. During the summer season the business for public conveyances is large.
922. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: G.G. Cross is the first to introduce a box for strawberries which does not have to be returned. It is a patent device, keeps the berries in perfect condition and does not add to the cost.
923. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: The committee appointed to appraise the benefits and damages attending the extension of Bank street, consisting of Messrs. Don F. Johnson, Geo. C. Martin and E. S. Boss, met yesterday morning. After hearing the parties in interest they considered the claims of the Continental Life Insurance Co. and awarded it $1,200 damages and assessed $100 benefit. The street will probably be built at an early day.
924. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: Mr. L. Warner has removed his Singer sewing machine office from the opera house block to his residence on Church street. The same attention will be paid to customers there as heretofore has been his custom. He has greatly reduced his prices on machine supplies.
925. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: Dr. G.B. Hamlin has made arrangements for a horse trot, including two races at Pleasant Valley park on Tuesday July 4th. A purse will be offered for each. There will also be a bicycle race for a purse of $20.
926. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: Annual Exercises of the Natchaug
School. [includes] Prize Reading.Thursday, 8 p.m.: Ama Holman,
Old Huldah, (Gunnison); Maggie Nichols, Joan of Arc, (DeQuincy);
Alice Hunt, Grace Darling, (Wordsworth); Stella Johnson, Joys and
Sorrows of Eggs, (Beecher); Florence Rogers, The Wreck of the Hesperus,
(Longfellow); Lillie Reed, The Death of Hofer, (Landor); Hattie Babcock,
Evangeline, (Longfellow); Julia Hyde, A Curtain Lecture of Mrs. Caudle,
(Jerrold); Emilie Carpenter, Handsome is that Handsome does, (Whittier);
Mary Sumner, St. John the Angel, (Anon); Annie Hutchins, The Burial
March of Dundee, (Aytoun); Thibbie Keigwin, A Head Wind in the Atlantic,
(Dickens); Sadie Andrew, The lady of Shillott, (Tennyson); Saide
Millard, Morning in the Highlands of Scotland, (Scott); Annie Noyes,
The Baldheaded Man, (Anon); Hattie Bliven, The Bells of San Blos,
927. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: Personal Intelligence.
928. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: Earl Holbrook, of Columbia, received a severe cut back of the knee yesterday from a cythe in the hands of his son. The wound was dressed by Dr. C.N. Gallup, of Columbia, assisted by Dr. I.B. Gallup of this village.
929. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: The son of Alonzo Colburn of Hampton, who was injured in the steam saw-mill recently suffered the amputation of two toes last Saturday. The operation was performed by Dr. I.B. Gallup.
930. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: Brooklyn.
931. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: Gurleyville.
932. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: Scotland.
933. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: Married.
934. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: LostA Skye Terrier Bitch, with short tail and ears, grayish color. Last seen in the neighborhood of Goshen. A liberal reward will be paid to any one who will return her to this office.
935. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: At a Court of Probate Holden at Canterbury, within ad for the District of Canterbury, on the 21st day of June A.D. 1882. Present, M.H. Sanger, Esq., Judge. On motion of Andrew B. Stone, Executor on the estate of Charles A. Stone, late of Canterbury, within said district, deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Executor, and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic, and by posting a copy thereof on the public signpost in said Town of Canterbury nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, M.H. Sanger, Judge.
926. TWC Wed Jun 28 1882: At a Court of Probate Holden at Eastford within and for the district of Eastford on the 21 day of June A.D. 1882. Present Hiram H. Burnham, Judge. Edgar M. Smith of Eastford in said district, having lodged in Court an assignment of all his property for the benefit of his creditors to Simeon A. Wheaton of Eastford. Ordered that a hearing relation to the acceptance and approval of said trustee, be held at the Probate office in this district on Saturday the 1st day of July 1882 at 10 oclock in the forenoon, and that notice thereof be given by posting a copy of this order upon a public signpost in Eastford and by advertising the same in a newspaper published in Willimantic 5 days before said day of hearing and make return to this court. Attest Hiram H. Burnham, Judge.
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