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The Willimantic Chronicle,

McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.

Wed May 5 1880: About Town.
A new grocery store is to be opened in the store recently vacated by N.A. Stearns.
A.W. Buchanan will sell his stock of groceries, teas, crockery, boots and shoes, notions, etc, at auction at the old Union store in Mansfield Centre on Saturday, May 8th, beginning at 11 o'clock.
A.J. Kimball who was assaulted at his own door by two young ruffians last week, is out again.
C.N. Andrew has moved his insurance office to room No. 2 Bank building.
George G. Cross has bought out Avery's fruit and confectionery store in the post office. Mr. Avery still continues in charge.
Our townsmen who have been westward bound, had a hard time getting over the mountains on account of the roads being blocked with snow, but letters recently received from George C. Martin announces their safe arrival at San Francisco.
T.W. Greenlist of the Danielsonville Sentinel made us a short call on his return from the democratic convention on Thursday.
A horse belonging to Mr. Cleveland of Colchester fell in a fit on River street on Monday and died in a few minutes.
John M. Hall has moved his law office to Opera House block.
George Cross has a fine assortment of Growing plants for sale at his fruit store.

836. Wed May 5 1880: Burglars entered the store of E.C. Carpenter & Co. last Wednesday night by breaking a pane of glass in the door. Nothing was missed except a few dollars in change from the money drawer.

837. Wed May 5 1880: Manager Wadsworth of the National House in this village, has already shown his ability to run a first class hotel, by having the house thoroughly fixed up from attic to cellar. Painters, grainers and carpenters have been working steady for several days past, and between them the house to-day is a model hotel. Genial Levi Taylor stands ready to see and welcome all his friends, and we all know that he is one of the few gentlemen who can make and then keep them. There can be no doubt that the travelling public will soon learn the value of such a house, and Mr. Wadsworth may feel satisfied that his labors will find their reward in proper time.

838. Wed May 5 1880: One of our young men in town went fishing the other day in company with a close-cropped barber. They started to fish in the brook at the head of High street, and fished down to Conantville. Finally they sat down under the shade of an oak tree and "took stock" of the day's work. The printer found that he had caught one trout (weight not mentioned), broken his fish-hook, had wet feet and was minus a $20 gold watch charm. The barber had six little skeleton conundrums in his coat pocket, commonly termed trout, his fish-pole broken, wet garments, and hungry in the bargain. There they sat, looking at each other, and feeling so mean that their shadow on the ground got disgusted and went up the tree for a rest. Slowly they arose, picked up their traps, and took different routes for home. Tom says he will give a good reward and all the fish he caught to the person who returns the locket to this office.

839. Wed May 5 1880: The boys who assaulted A.J. Kimball last week had made arrangements to rob John Dunham. Had they attempted the job, they might have received a dose of cold lead, as he keeps his weapon hand in case of an emergency.

840. Wed May 5 1880: Mr. G.L. Hammond of Putnam, the silk manufacturer, was in town Tuesday and paid us a complimentary visit.

841. Wed May 5 1880: A stranger in town got full of benzine Tuesday afternoon, and raised quite a disturbance on main street, but was taken in tow by Policeman Shaffer and placed in the iron cage back of Hamlin's block. He was brought before the court this morning, and is now in durance vile for his folly.

842. Wed May 5 1880: Proprietor Sanderson of the Brainard house has had his billiard hall extensively repaired, new chairs put in, and for its size is a model one. Well, Mr. Sanderson has the credit of being a first class manager, and is never afraid to expend money to have things in first-rate order.

843. Wed May 5 1880: E.C. Potter is expected home from Florida in a few days.

844. Wed May 5 1880: L. Warner says that the advertisements of Warmer's safe remedies which are posted all over town refer to the Singer sewing machine which he sells in Opera House music store.

845. Wed May 5 1880: Morrison Bro's. new building on the corner of Valley and North streets is being pushed forward rapidly, and will be in full operation before the summer closes.

846. Wed May 5 1880: H.E. Conant has moved to East Hampton, Conn., where he is engaged in the silk business.

847. Wed May 5 1880: William Vanderman, of this village, lost a promising little child one day last week.

848. Wed May 5 1880: Mr. L. Rawson of Norwich carries off the palm for trout fishing around his neighborhood, but for pulling up "shiners" he just wants to tackle our Valley street barber.

849. Wed May 5 1880: Thomas Shea has a handsome new buggy which looks very natty when Thomas is holding the ribbons.

850. Wed May 5 1880: Quite a number of Swedish emigrants have arrived in town lately, and some of them are at work on the new mill.

851. Wed May 5 1880: Bridgeport has a tax collector named Casey, and our borough collector's name is Casey, too. We hope the gentleman in the southern part of the state will keep his end up, for the one at this end is first-class in every respect.

852. Wed May 5 1880: One solitary individual, well-known in this vicinity, alone and unprotected, took himself away to Hartford this morning to witness Barnum's circus. Let his name be written on the brightest page of Willimantic's history; 'tis short but sweet and plain--Edgar Lewis.

853. Wed May 5 1880: The coal sheds in the rear of the depot belonging to Messrs. Lincoln & Smith, are now nearly finished, nothing remaining to be done but to put on the roof.

854. Wed May 5 1880: Daniel Scovell, heretofore baggage master on Conductor Clark's train between Hartford and Providence, has been appointed conductor on the Providence end of the line.

855. Wed May 5 1880: Capt. Brown delivered an interesting lecture at Excelsior hall last Sunday evening, before an attentive audience.

856. Wed May 5 1880: William Martin, for several years past, night watchman at the depot, has been promoted to the position of baggage master, and Bradley Nason takes his position of night watchman.

857. Wed May 5 1880: Ed. Stone, formerly baggage master on Conductor Holme's train, has been promoted to conductor on the morning train from here to Hartford, which leaves at 6:30.

858. Wed May 5 1880: William Avery, station agent on the New London Northern road, has been assigned the position of conductor on the morning train between here and Yantic, returning from that place in time to fulfill his duties here.

859. Wed May 5 1880: Wilson & Leonard have put in a handsome new soda fountain and are ready to draw the foaming beverage at short notice.

860. Wed May 5 1880: Edward Richmond has been assigned the position of brakeman on Conductor Clark's train. He was for a long time baggage Master at the depot.

861. Wed May 5 1880: Mr. Hurley, formerly brakeman on Clark's passenger train between Providence and this village, has accepted the birth of baggage master and runs through the Hartford. Mr. H. has made many warm friends since his arrival in our village, and his pleasant countenance will be missed by a goodly number of our townspeople.

862. Wed May 5 1880: E. Perry Butts & Co. have a handsome new sign from the shop of Frank Hanover. It is not gaudy, but is one of the neatest signs on the street.

863. Wed May 5 1880: Dr. McNally, who recently located at the corner of Union and Centre streets, makes a specialty of lung and throat diseases, and is meeting with excellent success in his treatment of these complaints, as well as other human ills. He speaks French as well as English which gives him quite an advantage in many families.

864. Wed May 5 1880: Warren Tanner's horse ran away with him this morning, throwing him out, but not injuring him. The horse was not so fortunate, and received some ugly wounds.

865. Wed May 5 1880: Death of William C. Avery. William C. Avery, of this town, died at his residence in South Windham, after a short illness from pneumonia, on Thursday of last week. Mr. Avery was one of our most highly respected citizens and had held during his life many official positions in the town and always discharged their duties with satisfaction and fidelity. He leaves a family to mourn his sudden demise. In politics Mr. Avery was always a thorough-going, consistent democrat.

866. Wed May 5 1880: Death of a Prominent Irish Boy. Timothy Sullivan, well-known in our village as a prominent young Irish boy, died last week of inflammatory rheumatism at the age of 20 years. He had been a spinner in Mill No. 2, and was highly esteemed by his fellow employees and associates. For the past two or three years he has taken to ball-playing, and gave promising signs of becoming a first-class player. But, like many of his former associates, he was cut off in the prime of youth, and, his death has caused a gloom to settle in the midst of those who had watched his prosperous career. He was sick but a short time, and in his last moments his thoughts wandered back to the ball-field, and he died with his favorite amusement uppermost in his mind. He was generally known throughout the eastern part of the state as a first-class catcher, and his death will be a surprise to many members of local clubs to whom he became endeared, not only for his ability on the ball-ground, but also for his gentlemanly conduct when off the field. His funeral took place last Monday from St. Joseph's church, the services being conducted by Rev. Father Arnold, acting pastor, and was attended by a large number of friends and relatives.

867. Wed May 5 1880: Obituary. Many of our village readers were saddened this week on learning of the death of Miss Mary A. Gallagher, a very estimable young woman, 22 years old, who had been for a long time suffering from consumption. She was a young girl well beloved and respected by her companions, and her death has caused a gloom to settle in the midst of her many friends and relatives. Possessing all the good qualities which tend to make the noble woman, she endeared herself to all who entered within her circle of acquaintance, and her pleasant smile and kind words will long be remembered. Quiet and reserved in her manner, pleasing to both old and young, always willing to sacrifice her own happiness for the benefit of others, she never seemed tired of doing good where it was really needed. Her last wish was that she be buried close beside her father, in Calvary cemetery, New York; and yesterday morning the funeral took place from her late residence in the upper-end of the village to the depot, accompanied by quite a number of her friends and relatives. The remains were then put on board the train and conveyed to New York.

868. Wed May 5 1880: Court of Burgesses. At the meeting of the court of burgesses holden Monday evening, it was voted to pay U.S. street lighting company for lighting the streets $98; Willimantic gas company, $1.05; fire department salary for the quarter, $128.75; labor bill, $238.86. The petition praying for a new street north from Prospect street was taken from the table and it was voted to lay out a street in accordance with said petition, north from Prospect street, between the residences of Edwin Bugbee and C.B. Pomeroy to the line of proposed Summit street thence west to the borough-line. The petition praying for the change of lay-out of Jackson street at the intersection of Maple avenue and Spruce street was taken from the table, and it was voted to instruct the street committee to negotiate with Samuel G. Adams for right of way for the extension of Spring street. It was also voted to lay out a street north from Main street between the residence of John Keating and Mary Foley to land of John Smith. The warden was instructed to construct a walk across the Jackson street at the junction with Main; also a walk across Main street on a line with the easterly side of Jackson street.

869. Wed May 5 1880: Village Hill.
We were much pleased to receive a visit from the Willimantic farmers' club last Friday evening. The attendance was not large owing to its not being very well circulated. We think the next meeting will be better attended. Interesting remarks were made by Henry Avery, Warren Atwood, Mr. Green, Mr. Hawkins, Dumont Kingsley and others. The club received four new members and probably more will join at the next meeting.

870. Wed May 5 1880: South Coventry.
An heirloom in the family of a lady living at South street is a cup and saucer, remaining of a rare, translucent china tea set, and by reason of each owner's care along the lineal descent, has completed its century.
While Mrs.____ of this village was house-cleaning, a few pieces of furniture temporarily changed places with others in the lodging room of one of her young gentleman boarders, and one night recently waking suddenly from a fitful sleep, he saw a tall, white angular form, standing in relief against the window. Terrified, he instantly seized a chair, and with expletives and threats dared the intruder to come a step nearer in peril of his life. Just then a cry for mercy came from the innocent wash-bowl and pitcher.
The Masonic hall in our village is soon to be repaired and thoroughly renovated and beautified within the interior.
The boating and "flirting and floating" season has commenced, and happy parties are occasionally rowing upon the calow waters of our beautiful lake Waugumbaug admiring the mirage of fair skies and beauties along shore.

871. Wed May 5 1880: North Mansfield.
As Charles S. Martin was recently returning from Willimantic, his horse started suddenly near E.R. Gurley's, and rushed off at a go-as-you-please pace depositing Mr. Martin on the ground in a manner more conducive to dispatch than safety. Clearing itself from the wagon and taking a short run on its own account. Mr. Martin in falling struck upon the back of his neck and shoulders, but escaped with only a severe jarring and slight bruising.
Scarlet fever has broken out in Eagleville.
Levi Fisk's new cottage is up and work being rapidly pushed on it. David F. White is building a good sized L to his house. Capt. Orrin Shumway is just completing a very pretty verandah to his house. Cummings, Barrows and Costello will each have a new barn ready for this season's crops.
Lyman Marsh occupies the Storrs tenement vacated by W.S. Shepard.
The new town safe was of such dimensions that it would not pass in at any door of Town clerk R.W. Storrs residence and he was obliged to build an addition for its especial accommodation.

872. Wed May 5 1880: Andover.
We notice in the last issue of the Willimantic Journal that the law-abiding citizens of Andover irrespective of party, are in for enforcing the license law, and that Lucius D. Post is the chief offender. A plain statement of the facts would have been better. In the first place, the thing has been a persecution instead of a prosecution, and for political purposes more than temperance,--Mr. Post being a democrat. To show the temperance part of the prosecution, one of the complainants against Mr. Post, it is said, had his valise burst open in our depot upon his return from Hartford the other day, exposing his demijohn; plainly showing how far he believes in temperance. One of the principal witnesses on the reputation clause of the prosecution against Mr. Post has been notorious for the reputation of having men go to his house sober and come away too drunk to sit upright in their wagons. Also men have been seen lying in the ditch, and it has been the town talk that they got their intoxicants at his house. He is a good republican, and when a complaint, was entered against him, to Mr. Capron, the prosecuting agent, ad the names of responsible persons given him so that he could inform and satisfy himself, did he go them? No. But as he was a republican, he went to him and told him what had been done and dropped the matter there.
Another republican who keeps a grocery in Bolton has been running a wagon into town and bringing liquor, as can be proved, to our citizens,--temperance ones among them,--yet he is not prosecuted. There is a day of retribution coming for all, even if Mr. Capron does not act, and if it be "abide by the law" for one, it shall be for all.
The prosecutions against Mr. Post, according to the evidence, show that they must have been actuated by other motives than to further the cause of temperance. On the reputation, there was not a witness who swore that he ever bought liquor at Post's or that any was ever seen to be sold there, or that he kept a bar, or that any one was ever seen intoxicated about his premises, or that there were any evidences of liquor-selling about his place. The witnesses who swore to the reputation, swore that he had the reputation of selling liquor in the basement of his house, when it was shown in the defense that the basement had been used as a cellar and storeroom only since the expiration of his license, and some of the best men in town swore that Mr. Post's place had no such reputation as claimed in the complaint. But all this evidence in Post's favor went for nothing before the justice. On the charge for selling, a witness, who swore to the sale was impeached by half a dozen of his neighbors in Coventry, who stand as well in the community where they live as any in the town. This was for nothing before the justice.
Mr. Post was active in the renowned and disgraceful contested election case of the Rev. Walker against Thurber, and this accounts for the milk in the temperance cocoanut.

873. Wed May 5 1880: Rockville.
A large four-tenement house is nearly completed on Union street.
Agent Wade of the American mill has moved into Daniel Martin's new French roof house on Elm street.
Three of our crack fishermen brought in the boss string of some 28 bass one day last week; they weighed two to four pounds each.
The gas company now furnish the illuminator at $2.25 per 1,000 feet.
Jared Elsworth, who was teller in a bank here for several years is the new rector of the Episcopal church in Gilead.
Dr. Robinson is serious ill from the effects of a tumor. Dr. Leonard is also recovering from an illness.
Immigrants are flocking into town in large numbers this season.
The new People's savings bank in henry block has some fine lettering on its front window, done by Mr. Gardner of New Haven.
The Dailey brothers, who were arrested over in Ellington and taken to Northampton to answer to the charge of murdering Perley B. Huntington, were released for want of evidence to convict.
H.W. Coye, the old-time jeweler, has gone to Martha's Vineyard where he will be in business for the season.

874. Wed May 5 1880: Scotland.
Mrs. Emory Downing who has been very ill with pleurisy, is improving.
George Wood was in town over Sunday. Mrs. Wood has been spending some weeks at her father's for the benefit of her health.
Miss Jane Fuller has been quite ill.
Hiram Parkhurst is closing out his meat business, and we shall be without a market again.
Joseph Ensworth advertises to furnish horse powers, thrashing machines, etc., at manufacturers' prices. He ought to be a good judge of articles.

875. Wed May 5 1880: Plainfield.
Rev. J.N. Shipman and wife of Moosup contemplate a visit to Hamilton, N.Y. They expect to start on Monday next and be absent about two weeks. The Rev. J. Marsland of Central Village is expected to supply the pulpit of Mr. S. during his absence.
It afforded us genuine pleasure to meet the cordial hand grasp, and receive the cheery salutation of our time honored friend, Capt. J.N. Shepard of Central Village last week. The Captain has recently recovered from an illness that all supposed would prove fatal. He informs us that his health is fully restored, but that in order to retain it the physician orders the discontinuance of chewing tobacco. His orders are obeyed.
We learn that some one wishes to rent the premises lately occupied by W.B. Burleigh, florist, for a job printing office.
Judge Tillinghast met with quite a misfortune last week in the loss of one of his valuable carriage horses.
A dramatic entertainment by home talent will be given at Packerville on Thursday evening. The exercises will consist of songs, recitations, farces, tableaux, etc. A nice time is anticipated. The affair is under the management of John Lucie and Geo. A. Barber, with Miss Susie E. Witter and E.F. Spicu as organists and C.B. Montgomery, musical director. Refreshments will be served at the close.

876. Wed May 5 1880: Chaplin.
An action for damage sustained from the cutting of trees belonging to the old Lyon homestead, was brought by Miss Althea A. Lyon against John S. Ross before D.A. Griggs, Esq., on May 1st and appealed to the next term of Supreme Court at Brooklyn. The plaintiff claims damage to the amount of $100. Greenslit of Hampton appeared for the defendant and Sumner of Willimantic for the plaintiff.
Miss C.W. Bingham is building a new picket-fence around the yard south of her house, and filled the yard with quince trees, adding much to the appearance of her premises.
Geo. Lummis, who went from this place to Parker, Dakota, reports that his stables were blown down by a blizzard a short time since. He went out at 1 a.m. in a blinding snow and drove his cattle into the sheltered side of his house.

877. Wed May 5 1880: Columbia.
Dr. LaPierre's goods were shipped to his new home from Hop River on Friday last.
Samuel B. Lyman has moved from Hop River to Coventry, and William W. Lyon has the management of the store at that place.
For a considerable number of years James P. Little has acted as local agent for the sale of nursery stock from the farm of Stephen Hoyt & Sons, and the two have given such universal satisfaction that those in want of anything in that line are inclined to send in their orders. Mr. Little had a large number come to Liberty Hill station last week which he delivered to his customers.
A gymnasium has been opened in Bascomb's hall under the instruction of Miss Julia S. Avery, with G.B. Fuller for organist.
The Sunday school in this place was reorganized on Sunday last, resulting in the following choice of officers: Superintendent, Joseph Hutchins; assistant superintendent, Dea. William A. Collins; secretary and treasurer, Miss A.J. Fuller; librarian, J.H. Richardson; assistants, W.E. Little and Casper Isham.
Dr. I.B. Gallup advertises to visit Columbia every day, and has a slate for orders hanging at the post office.
The parsonage barn is completed with a place for fowls in the basement.
Meat carts are now plenty; H.B. Frink is round every Monday and L.H. Leonard of Hebron on Tuesdays.

878. Wed May 5 1880: Born.
Griggs--In Chaplin, April 30th, a daughter to Jas. Henry and Emily S. Griggs.
Peebles--In Brooklyn, May 2, a son to Mr. and Mrs. James Peebles.

879. Wed May 5 1880: Married.
Waterhouse-Green--Willimantic, Apr. 28th, by Rev. Dr. Church, Martin H. Waterhouse of Milford, Mass., and Hattie, daughter of A.B. Green, of Willimantic.

880. Wed May 5 1880: Died.
Harries--In Thorndyke Mass., Mary, wife of James Harries, aged 67.
Gallagher--In Willimantic, May 2d, Mary A. Gallagher, aged 22.
Hurlbut--In Willimatnic, April 27th, Elizur Hurlbut, aged 50.
Vanderman--In Willimantic, May. 1, Francis Vanderman, aged 3 mos.
McDermot--In Willimantic, April 28, Ellen McDermot, aged 50.
Warner--In Vernon, April 30, Dan Warner, aged 77.
Paine--In Hampton, May 4, Ledie E. Paine, aged 12.
Herrick--In Willimantic, May 3, Carrie M. Herrick, aged 23.
Sullivan--In Willimantic, April 28, Timothy Sullivan, aged 20.

881. Wed May 5 1880: For Sale. New and second hand one, two and three Horse Powers, machines for threshing, cleaning grain, and sawing wood. Also, all the different parts of A.W. Gray's Sons' machines. J.B. Ensworth, Scotland, Conn.

882. Wed May 5 1880: District of Coventry, ss. Probate Court, May 1st, 1880. Estate of Luther P. Robinson, of Coventry in said district, insolvent debtor. The Court of Probate for the district of Coventry hath limited and allowed three months from the date of this order for the creditors of said estate represented insolvent in which to exhibit their claims against said estate: and has appointed Dwight H. Clark and Edward H. Preston Commissioners to receive and examine said claims. Certified by Dwight Webler, Judge. The subscribers give notice that they shall meet at the Probate Office in said district on the 15th day of May and the 17th day of July next at 10 o'clock in the forenoon on each of said days, for the purpose of attending to the business of said appointment. Dwight H. Clark, Edward H. Preston, Commissioners. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to J.V. Lathrop, Trustee.

883. Wed May 5 1880: The "dark days" in America commenced at about 10 A.M., May 19, 1780, and continued until the middle of the next day.

Wed May 12 1880: About Town.
The mercury went up to 92 degrees on Monday.
Dr. Huntington of Windham has been quite ill for some time.
We have a Chinese laundry. Willimantic is a city now, sure!
Rev. G.W. Holman has placed on our river a new boat, canoe build, and rigged for both sail and oars.
A third wire was put on the poles of the Rapid Transit company through the village on Monday.
E.C. Potter returned home last Friday from the South.
Our grocers now have a man sleep in the store with two revolvers under his pillow.
Dr. Stewart is now practicing in Norwich.
Millions of winged ants on the sidewalks up street attracted the attention of the passers-by Monday morning.
Rev. G.W. Holman of the Baptist church preached at the Congregational church last Sunday morning.
Rev. Dr. Church will preach at the Congregational church in Windham next Sunday morning in the absence of the pastor.

885. Wed May 12 1880: Miss Annie Pomeroy and Mrs. Rosa Thompson were elected delegates from the Methodist Sunday school to the state Sunday school convention to be held at New Britain, May 25-27.

886. Wed May 12 1880: Robert W. Hooper is training a colt somewhat after the style of circus horses, and the free exhibitions attract large and admiring audiences.

887. Wed May 12 1880: R.P. Grover has hired Kenyon's shop on Main street with opened the harness business on his own account. Mr. Kenyon has left the harness business to sell Wheeler & Wilson sewing machines.

888. Wed May 12 1880: W.G. & A.R. Morrison have raised the addition to their machine shop, and will soon have it ready for business. Their old shop is crowded with machinery and they find it impossible to keep up with their orders with their present accommodations.

889. Wed May 12 1880: Mrs. Ward and Misses Glidden and Hooker will give a concert of vocal and instrumental music at the M.E. Church, South Coventry, on Thursday evening, May 13. The ladies are fine musicians and we advise our Coventry friends to go and hear them.

890. Wed May 12 1880: Dr. E.P. Banning of New York who is well known in Eastern Conn. will be at the Brainard house on Monday and Tuesday next only, for the treatment of spinal and uterine weakness, rupture etc. by his system of braces, supports and trusses. Office hours from 9 to 12, 1 to 3, 5 to 6 and evenings.

891. Wed May 12 1880: Tobias Mayo has bought a building lot of Thomas Turner on the old Rollinson place in Sodom, and is preparing to put up a fine cottage for his own use. The wood work is to be done by J.O'Sullivan.

892. Wed May 12 1880: C.W. Marsh resigned his position as second lieutenant of Co. K. on Saturday evening. Mr. Marsh's business calls him out of town for the greater part of the time, which is the reason for his resignation.

893. Wed May 12 1880: Mrs. Clark has a large assortment of plants at the green house on Union street for sale at low prices.

894. Wed May 12 1880: N.W. Leavitt was in town on Monday. He has closed out his bell-ringing business in the West, and is about to start a new troupe in company with A.F. Leach of Putnam.

895. Wed May 12 1880: Robert Dunse, a young man about 21 years old, and a former resident of this village, wandered away from his home in Taftville about two weeks ago and has not since been heard from. He was traced to Willimantic and here the trail was lost. When he left home he had on a blue checked shirt, overalls, and cap. He had on no coat. Any information of his whereabouts will be thankfully received by his friends at post office box 148 Taftville, Conn.

896. Wed May 12 1880: The services at Excelsior hall next Sunday will be as follows: Children's Progressive lyceum at 12 o'clock. Capt. H.H. Brown lectures at 2 p.m.

897. Wed May 12 1880: Several of the members of our Rifle club have purchased a new style of rifle made after a plan of their own, and went into the field on Saturday prepared to clean out all marksmen who used the old style. When the game was over, however, it was found that "Old Latin" with the oldest gun in the field had scored 48 out of a possible 50, and that the new guns had several times missed the target altogether.

898. Wed May 12 1880: A horse belonging to Mr. Carpenter and driven by Mr. Utley the miller at Mansfield Hollow, became frightened by a freight train at the Union street crossing yesterday forenoon and started up town on a tour of investigation. Mr. Utley got out at the first stopping place, (a stone post) while the horse with one shaft attached proceeded at the legal rate of six miles an hour.

899. Wed May 12 1880: T.M. Harries is to occupy the rooms in Loomer's block recently vacated by John M. Hall.

900. Wed May 12 1880: The Farmers' Club will meet next Friday, May 14th, at 7 o'clock p.m., at Chestnut Hill school house, Columbia, to discuss the raising of sorghum. Meeting opened by Mr. Brown, the sorghum manufacturer.

901. Wed May 12 1880: A.S. Cushman of Oxford, Mass., is acting as editor of the Journal during the absence of H.L. Hall in New York.

902. Wed May 12 1880: Considerable excitement was produced on Main street this morning by the run-away of a three-horse travelling stationer's team belonging to A.E. Gould of New Haven. The team started from the stable of J.R. Root, on North street, and Mr. Gould in trying to hold them was run over and quite badly hurt. They made a quick circuit of Main, Bank and Meadows streets back to North and up that street as far as Spring where the leader freed himself and the remainder of the team stopped.

903. Wed May 12 1880: Officer Sessions in company with Geo. Worden, succeeded last Saturday night in arresting Oliver Kingsley, who some weeks ago escaped from the jail at Brooklyn where he was serving a sentence for larceny. Kingsley was arrested near the house of Frank Stimpson in Lebanon, where he has been a number of times since his escape. Stimpson informed Sessions that Oliver was to be at his house last Saturday evening, and that he had arranged with him that Sessions should come over to take him at Stimpson's house, and should hitch his horse at a certain spot some rods from the house, and proceed on foot; that Oliver, as soon as the team was left, was to steal the harness from the horse and skedaddle with it. Kingsley thought this would be a nice little game to play on the officer who had so often arrested him. It would undoubtedly have succeeded if Stimpson had not given Oliver away. As it was, Sessions took Worden with him, who hid himself near the wagon. Sessions had gone but a few rods toward Stimpson's house, when Oliver appeared and began to strip the harness from the horse, but just before he completed the job, Worden stepped up and siezed him. On Sunday, Sessions took Kingsley to Hebron, where he indicated the man to whom he had put off a buffalo robe which he stole one night, some weeks ago from Edwin C. Mahoney's carriage on High street. The robe was recovered, but Kingsley has not been prosecuted, as he should have been for its theft. On Monday, Sessions took Kingsley back to Brooklyn, and we presume has will be prosecuted for breaking jail. He is a bad fellow, and is the dread of the surrounding country when he is loose, for nothing movable by human hands is safe from his propensity to steal. It is a pity he cannot be sent to Wethersfield or to an insane asylum for a term of years. He is homeless, friendless and a confirmed thief.

904. Wed May 12 1880: The oldest Methodist church in Conn. at Tolland, having so decayed by its 84 years exposure that it could not longer be used, the people resolved to rise and build; and at the low cost of $2100 have built a neat and commodious chapel and furnished it tastily throughout, which will seat 250 persons. It was dedicated May 5th, free from debt, by appropriate services. Sermons were delivered by Revs S. McBirney and A.J. Church which were well and warmly appreciated. If anybody wishes to know how to build so good a house for so trifling a sum, let them inquire of E.O. Dimock, Esq. who has been chief planner in the work, and he will tell them, if not too busy at court.

905. Wed May 12 1880: Burglars entered the grocery and drug store of R.L. & E.J. Wiggins on Saturday night by the usual method of breaking a large pane of glass in one of the front windows. The money drawer was demolished, and the pennies taken. A lot of cigars and tobacco was stolen, also some confectionery, toilet articles, soap, tooth brushes, perfumery, etc. The value of the goods taken is estimated at $20 or $25. One of the glass globes filled with colored water was carried across the street and left in the vacant lot belonging to the Haydens uninjured. A division of the spoils was made on the steps of the kitchen door of the Congregational church, and the boxes and various article were scattered in the vicinity. The cigars etc. which the thieves could not carry away, were thrown in a pile on the floor of the store and stamped under foot. Mr. Willis' little girl who sleeps directly over the store heard a noise below but did not think enough of the circumstance to give the alarm. The other members of the family who sleep in the back part of the building heard nothing. This petty thieving is becoming too common, and the parties will no doubt be brought to justice before they have repeated the offence many times.

906. Wed May 12 1880: The time is drawing near when the Census-taker will enter upon his duties, and in order to expedite business it would be well for all persons to prepare themselves to answer all questions promptly. He will want to know from each farmer the number of acres of land planted and the amount raised in 1879, of wheat, corn, rye, oats, barley, buckwheat, peas and beans, rice, tobacco, cotton, potatoes, orchards, vineyards, small fruit, hay, clover seed, grass seed, hops, hemp, flax seed, bees and honey, sugar cane and sorghum. The number of sheep clipped and pounds of wool in 1880. Yield of twelve months from June, 1879, to June 1880, of cheese; butter and milk sold; value of animals slaughtered; market gardens; forest products and home manufactures.

907. Wed May 12 1880: Superior Court. The Superior Court for this county came in yesterday at Brooklyn, Judge Culver being on the bench. Several prisoners were put to plead, among them Clark and Croakin who made the assault on Mr. A.J. Kimball. T.E. Graves Esq., of Danielsonville, has been employed by Clark's father to act as counsel for him, and L.B. Cleveland Esq., of Brooklyn, as assigned by the court to act as counsel for Croakin. Acting under the advice of their counsel both of these young men pleaded not guilty to the charge upon which they were arraigned which is, assault with intent to rob and for which the punishment is not less than two nor more than five years in state prison. The trial of these young criminals was set for to day. The criminal business will occupy the court during this week. On Monday afternoon the jury civil list will be taken up and the cases tried or disposed of in their order. There are thirty-one cases on the jury list, noted for trial, and they will probably occupy the term of the court. It is expected that Canada's appeal from Probate may be tried again this term and if so it will occupy a week.

908. Wed May 12 1880: Selection of Jurors. The last legislature radically changed the law relating to the selection of jurors. They must be electors of the town, not less than thirty years old, and esteemed in their community as men of good character approved integrity, sound judgment and fair education. The following are the names of the electors in this town, selected by the selectmen, under the new law, on Monday, as possessing the requisite qualifications for jurors: Geo. C. Martin, Lester M. Hartson, Geo. W. Phillips, Chas. T. Barstow, Benj. Purington, James H. French, James G. Martin, Elias P. Brown, Isaac Sanderson, Albert Barrows, Guilford Smith, Henry Page, Nathan Gallup, Albert W. Bates, Albert L. Perry, Hardin H. Fitch, Mason Lincoln, Lewis Burlingham, E. Clinton Winchester, John R. Abbe, Lucius C. Kinne, Thomas C. Chandler, James D. Wilson, James B. Robinson, Don F. Johnson, Elisha L. Upton, Geo. W. Burnham, Geo. E. Stiles, Roderick Davison, Andrew W. Loomis, Wm. H. Cranston, Ezra Stiles, Ephraim T. Perkins, Edwin H. Hall, Edwin E. Burnham, Edward L. Burnham, Elisha H. Holmes, Jr., Freeman D. Spencer, Chas. E. Congdon, Geo. Bernhard, Giles R. Alford, John M. Alpaugh, Jerome B. Baldwin, Chas. H. Bailey, Benoni Bates, Benj. F. Bennett, John D. Bently, Chas. S. Billings, Waldo Bingham, Frank H. Blish, John C. Bugbee, Samuel Burlingham, James E. Murray, Chas. A. Capen, Chas. E. Carpenter, Arthur B. Carpenter, David H. Clark, Lucien H. Clark, Thomas R. Congdon, Wm. G. Cummings, Edward F. Casey, Wm. Dodge, Western Follett, Amos T. Fowler, A.B. Green, L.J. Hammond, Geo. M. Harrington, James Walden, Charles R. Utley, William Swift, James M. Johnson, John A. Perkins, Luke Flynn, Jerry O'Sullivan, Henry Larrabee, Geo. T. Spafford, Frank M. Larrabee, Geo. T. Spafford, Frank M. Lincoln, Ansel Arnold, Geo. Lincoln, John G. Keigwin.

909. Wed May 12 1880: List of Patents. Granted by the United States to citizens of this State for the week ending May 4th, 1880, furnished for the Chronicle from the Law and Patent Office of J. McC. Perkins 809, L Street (just north of patent Office, Washington, D.C.:
A.H. Alverson, New Haven, bird-cage.
J.E. & E. Atwood, Stonington, machine for doubling strands of fibrous materials.
G. Baldwin, So. Manchester, curtain fixture.
E. Bittenbrig, Hartford, leader-pipe.
J.E. Earle, assignor to L. Candee & Co. New Haven, overshoe.
E.A. Folsom, New Haven, cartridge implement.
J. Kirtz, assignor to himself and P.J. Clark, West Meriden, cigar lighting stand.
Same, coating iron surfaces.
A.D. Laws, Bridgeport, manufacture of corsets.
C.F. Mossman, assignor to C. Rogers & Bros., West Meriden, coffin-handle tips.
Same, coffin-handle socket.

910. Wed May 12 1880: South Coventry.
Sabbatarianism is passing away spontaneously; a little son of J.K. and Emma Hammond of this village, came into the house one Sunday recently, and with a preoccupied air looked all round the room finally remarking to his mother that he believed God had taken his ball. She replied in gentle, orthodox tones that God didn't love little boys who played ball on Sunday. He does like me just the same, answered three-years-old.
Mrs. R.B. Wilson of South Street has taken the agency for Prof. Boyd's Miniature Battery for this town. Happy riddance to pains and aches and doctor's bills.
Eleazer Kingsbury who has been very ill with inflammation of the lungs is slowly recovering.
The following officers were chosen for the Sunday school last week: Miss Rosa J. Topliff, superintendent; Mrs. D.F. Lathrop, assistant; George Storrs, librarian and Miss Alice Mason, assistant.
Miss Brown of Tolland, who has recently commenced business at dressmaking in this village s the ninth or tenth representative of this branch of industry in the South parish.
The soap-bubble party is the novel juvenile boomerang.

911. Wed May 12 1880: Scotland.
The Congregational Sunday-school was re-organized last Sunday. Dea. Waldo Bass was re-elected superintendent, and Willie Burnham was chosen assistant superintendent.
Rev. Mr. Hurd of Taftville preached at the Congregational church last Sunday by exchange with Rev. A.A. Hurd.
Five of the members of the Hovey family have recently received $500 each from the estate of the late Henry Mansfield of Norwich.
N.W. Leavitt, the veteran bell ringer was in town over Sunday.

912. Wed May 12 1880: Colchester.
The borough election resulted in the choice of persons not in office last year. George G. Standish was elected warden.
Dr. Olcott Worthington is recovering from a somewhat protracted illness.
This week George B. Rathbone will be ready to receive taxes on the list of 1879.
The Rubber works are to be started up this week.
The Rev. George L. Edwards, recently of Windsor, Mass. has been engaged by the Ecclesiastical society of Westchester to supply the pulpit for a year.
The house formerly occupied by Dr. Morgan, and now by Miss Rose, is receiving a good-sized addition under the direction of E.P. Morgan.

913. Wed May 12 1880: The Mutineers of the Bounty. Our readers have no doubt heard of the Bounty, a ship sent by the British government to transport plants of the bread-fruit tree to the West Indies. Stopping on the voyage at Tahiti, the crew came to an understanding with the natives, and, a few days after sailing, mutinied, and sent the captain and those who would not join them, adrift in the ship's launch, with a small supply of bread, pork, rum and water, and only a quadrant and compass to guide them. The mutineers then returned to Tahiti. Here one of the crew named Christian and eight others, induced nine native men and women to come aboard, when they put to sea, leaving the rest of the crew at Tahiti, and were not heard of until 1809, when Captain Folger, of Nantucket, on a sailing voyage in the Pacific, stopped at the small island of Pitcairn. He thought it uninhabited, and was surprised at being hailed in good English by some men in a canoe. These were the descendants of the long-lost crew. Determined to cut off all traces of themselves, when the mutineers reached the island, they had run the Bounty ashore and burned her. Christian and his associates took the Tahitian women as wives and made slaves of the men. They got along well enough for a time, built good houses and cultivated considerable ground; but at last the slaves rebelled, and they were forced to destroy them all. Some of the masters were also killed, among them Christian; others died within the next few years, and at the time of Captain Folger's visit Adams was the only survivor of the mutineers. He drew up a simple code of laws, and according to information recently received from there, they are still governed by them. They are simple in their habits, kind-hearted and religious. There are now on the island ninety (90) inhabitants, of whom twenty-nine (29) have the surname of Young, twenty-six (26) that of Christian, the remaining families bearing the names of Buffet, Selwyn, Warren, Downs and Kay. The oldest man on the island is a grandson of Fletcher Christian, the mutineer, who rejoices in the Christian name of 'Thursday October." The men are occupied in farming, house-building and fishing; the women in sewing, cooking and the manufacture of hats and baskets. Notwithstanding the long settlement of the island, complaint is made of the lack of carpenter's tools, and of slates and maps for the use of the school there. It is also mentioned that no work is done, nor pleasure had on Sunday. One church, fortunately, accommodates the entire population. The produce consists chiefly of sweet potatoes, yams, beans, plantains, oranges, cocoanuts, carrots, turnips, maize, pineapples and figs. Hardly any tree is found which is good for timber, but the island blossoms like the garden of Eden with the most luxuriant flowers. They depend for water upon rains, which fall about once a month. Their principal boast is that they have no intemperance nor contagious diseases. Twelve deaths have occurred since 1859. Although thus isolated, they are able to communicate with the outside world by means of vessels which frequently call there on their way to and from San Francisco.--Golden Days.

914. Wed May 12 1880: West point colored cadet Whittaker, about whom something of a muss began to be kicked up in consequence of his being found in his room tied to the bed and with his ears scratched or cut and as he claimed by some unknown and disguised parties, seems from all the evidence to have been his own assaulter and to have done the thing to get up sympathy for himself and perhaps party capital for the republicans. The thing did not work to his expectation.

915. Wed May 12 1880: It is hard to get an average Connecticut jury to convict of murder in the first degree, where the penalty is hanging. Bucholz, just tried at Bridgeport for the murder of Schultz, his employer, deserves hanging if any fellow ever did, yet the jury, after hanging fire a number of days, brought in a verdict of murder in the second degree, which imprisons him for life.

916. Wed May 12 1880: The Neglected Grave of Putnam. Our Brooklyn correspondent notices the fact that the grave of Putnam is in a most neglected condition and unless some steps are very soon taken to secure it from the ravages of time and the curiosity of relic seekers, the spot where one of our greatest revolutionary heroes is buried will be indistinguishable. It is an old saying that what is everybody's business is nobody's and it applies to the rescue of the last resting place of "Old Put" from the obliteration which nature's forces and curious visitors are rapidly working. We would suggest that the Putnam Phalanx is a peculiarly proper body to take some action towards preserving the grave of him whose name it has taken and which it holds in such veneration, from the desecration to which it is subjected. We doubt not that any measures which the Phalanx might in their wisdom adopt would receive the hearty cooperation of our citizens throughout the state.

917. Wed May 12 1880: The Governor decides that he has no power to grant a reprieve in the case of Hoyt, the Bridgeport fraticide. Hoyt will be hung to-morrow, Thursday.

918. Wed May 12 1880: Plainfield.
The blue-tailed fly has commenced its summer vacation.
Several of our prominent citizens are quite ill with the mumps.
Owing to the illness of the pastor, Rev. J.N. Shipman, there was no preaching at the Baptist church last Sunday. The greater part of his people availed themselves of the opportunity to attend divine service at the Methodist church, where the new pastor Rev. E.J. Ayers discoursed earnestly and eloquently upon the topic "Christian Activity."

919. Wed May 12 1880: Columbia.
William Babcock of Andover had been painting Mrs. Hartson's dooryard fence.
A spark from the chimney of N.P. Little's mill lodged upon the roof with a prospect of a little warming of its own, but a bucket of water dampened its enthusiasm.
A four-pound pickerel, and two two and a half pound bass was the result of a half hour's sport of Albert Brown and Bertie's, upon the reservoir on Saturday morning. A good opening of the fishing season.
Mr. Phillips, the super. of the Hop River Warp Co.'s manufactory recently lost a valuable cow from eating white bush.
Charlie Holbrook some days since had a young colt foaled that accidentally tumbled into a puddle of water and was drowned.
Fred. A. Hunt has sold out his store of goods to H.B. Frink who is now fully established in the business of merchandising. Mr. Frink was formerly a resident of Sprague, where he was engaged in the same business, but some ten or twelve years ago moved to this place upon a farm which he has cultivated up to this time. It is probable that one of his sons will have the care of the store under the general supervision of the father. Mr. Frink's knowledge of the business will no doubt be of great service to him in this new engagement.
The post office at Hop River was opened on the first day of May, and is now in good running order, and is a convenience to those dwelling in that hamlet and vicinity.
Simon Hunt's new barn will soon be ready for raising. The foundation is now being laid.
On Thursday evening, which was the eighteenth anniversary of the marriage of George B. Fuller and Jane E. Clark, was given a surprise party to Mr. Fuller's family, which had previously been provided for by arrangement and invitations. These were very generally responded to and the assembled ones filled the house, numbering by estimate, one hundred and twenty-five, counting old and young. Joseph Clark and wife, grand-parents of Mrs. Fuller, who are rising of eighty years were present in good health and average strength, thus completing a chain of four generations. The evening was pleasantly spent in social enjoyment, singing, etc. An unusual feature in the line of singing, was the rendering of "That Old Fashioned Bible that lay on the Stand" by Joseph Clark, who is in his eighty third year. It was very well rendered for one of his years, showing that his skill in that line had not all departed. Mrs. Daniel C. Ticknor also favored the company with her singing. Another pleasant feature was the presentation of a silver ice set consisting of pitcher, server, goblets and slop bowl appropriately engraven, to Mr. and Mrs. Fuller with appropriate remarks by Rev. Mr. Avery, also a small amount of silver to Mr. Fuller. A bountiful supply of refreshments were served, that were brought in by the ladies present.

920. Wed May 12 1880: North Windham.
Rev. K.B. Glidden preached at the church on Sunday at 2 p.m.
It is not every parent that is so fortunate as Mr. Charles Lincoln and wife in having their children settle around them. They have a family of five sons and three daughters, all married and settled the farthest being only about two miles away.
Mr. S.C. Chappell has a pullet five months old that has laid a litter of eggs, and hatched a brook of chickens. Pretty young mother that!
Mr. Ottenheimer has a fine Ayrshire calf two weeks old for sale.
Mr. Charles Peck and wife have moved into the tenement over the store of M.M. Welch.
Smith & Bean seem to be doing a driving business. They have two teams running to Willimantic carrying timber to the Linen Co.
George Polly has gone to Hamlin's saw mill to labor.

921. Wed May 12 1880: Putnam.
The store of Edward Fly was entered on Friday night and a small amount of groceries and a few dollars in change was taken. It is supposed the burglars was frightened away soon after entering the store.
The evangelist, Mr. Wolfe, a reformed drunkard, preached in the Public Square Sunday afternoon and also in Bugbee hall in the evening to a large and interested audience.
The Hutchinson family are to give a concert in Putnam Friday, May 14th. The reputation they have for fine singing will undoubtedly secure them a large audience.

922. Wed May 12 1880: Died.
Rindge--In Chaplin, May 10th, Chloe Rindge, aged 82.
Congdon--In Willimantic, May 8th, Ann Congdon, aged 41.
Ward--In Eagleville, May 6th, Alice Ward, aged 53 years.
Gordon--In Voluntown, May 6th, James Gordon, aged 63.

923. Wed May 12 1880: The notorious Indian chief, Victoria, and his band of Apaches are still upon the warpath in Arizona. They recently killed fourteen settlers and stampeded fourteen thousand sheep.

Wed May 19 1880: About Town.
The census-takers have received their credentials.
The pay roll of the Willimantic Linen Co. this month amounted to $34,000.
Rev. G.W. Holman last Sunday evening exhibited a Burmese sacred book written on palm leaves with a stylus without ink.
A fence is being placed in front of the estate of G.W. Hanover, opposite the Chronicle office. Good thing. 'Twas dangerous before.
Mrs. R.S. Lillibridge has opened dress-making rooms on Temple street, and invites the ladies to give her a call. See business card in another column.
C.B. Adams has hung a dentist sign out at his father's residence on Union street. He is a graduate of a New York dental college, and ought to be well acquainted with the business.
Col. Gorman, a miniature dwarf, attracted considerable attention on our streets Monday. The Col. will be remembered by many of our citizens as being in a photograph gallery in this place a number of years ago.
E. Perry Butts started for New York Monday night after more goods.
Philo W. Thompson and William B. Hawkins are delegates from the Baptist Sunday-school to the state convention.
Arthur B. Griggs and George A. Conant have made application to be admitted to the bar of this County.

925. Wed May 19 1880: The Boston grocery store in Tanner's building, corner of North street opened a fine assortment of goods last week. The smiling countenance of Henry Hill beams behind the counter. See advt.

926. Wed May 19 1880: Rev. Horace Winslow and D.F. Terry have been appointed delegates from the Congregational Sunday school to the State Sunday-school convention at New Britain next week.

927. Wed May 19 1880: We notice by the boxes in front of J.E. Murray's, and by examination inside his store, that he has one of the largest and best selected stocks of seasonable dry goods to be found in this place, and he sells goods low.

928. Wed May 19 1880: Dr. Banning proposes to give a course of lectures in Putnam if the people of that town give him an invitation. His lectures here were well attended and all were interested in his statements as to the causes and cure of the diseases he treats by his mechanical appliances.

929. Wed May 19 1880: George S. Woodward, of this town, was tried last week, at Brooklyn, for embezzlement and acquitted by the jury. It was claimed on the part of the state that John Peck, of Canterbury, had placed in Woodward's hands, for sale, some cattle; that Woodward sold them and did not turn over the proceeds. Woodward claimed that in the transaction he was a partner with Peck and not an agent of Peck's to sell the cattle. It would seem by the verdict that the jury took Woodward's view of the transaction.

930. Wed May 19 1880: Mr. Henry Potter arrived in this village last Saturday with eleven Indian ponies and two horses which he brought from Kansas. They may be seen at D.H. Clark's livery stable. He started with a drove of twenty-one but disposed of part of them in New York. Mr. Potter has resided in Kansas for a number of years, but has sold out his rancho there and intends making his home in these parts.

931. Wed May 19 1880: Wilson & Leonard display in their show window a collection of bugs and insects for the purpose of showing what the Springfield Insect Powder Gun will do.

932. Wed May 19 1880: The Canada will case which has acquired considerable local notoriety, and wherein the question was, which of two wills was the last will of Erastus Canada, has been settled, and Harlin Canada, the son of the testator, withdraws his appeals from the Probate Court of Chaplin and allows the will in which Lester Bill is named as executor, and which was probated, to stand as the last will of his father.

933. Wed May 19 1880: Hannah Hall, who was sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for killing her husband in Hampton a year ago last November, has been pronounced insane and sent to the general hospital for the insane at Middletown.

934. Wed May 19 1880: The substantial and beautiful iron fence which is being put up in front of the Cemetery, the generous gift of George H. Chase, Esq., of New York, is almost completed and will be an object of pride to our people for which their gratitude will go out to the liberal and thoughtful donor.

935. Wed May 19 1880: Chas. Champine while felling trees near Smith & Bean's steam saw mill on Monday was struck by a falling tree and had both bones of one leg below the knee broken in two places, the bones protruding through the skin. Dr. Jacobs was called and reduced the fracture and the patient is now doing well.

936. Wed May 19 1880: Wanted--An experienced girl to do housework in a small family. Apply on Chestnut street, third house from Spring street.

937. Wed May 19 1880: The borough has been cutting down the hill on Bridge street just south of the stone arch bridge and the street has been greatly improved thereby. A few years ago the residents on the south side of the river thought they were neglected in the improvements made by the borough, but the large outlays which have been made in that section during the past few years by the borough must have removed all jealousy. They seem to have been having their own way over there lately, and the only thing now necessary to cap the climax of their joy and satisfaction is the building of the bridge which was mooted a while since.

938. Wed May 19 1880: Miss Anna Holman, only daughter of E. Holman died on Saturday morning of brain fever after an illness of two weeks. She was a lovely girl and has made many friends during her residence here. Her age was 16 years and 5 months.

939. Wed May 19 1880: Court of Burgesses. At the regular meeting of the Court of Burgesses holden on Monday evening:--present Warden Davison and Burgesses Avery, Keigwin, Morrison, O'Sullivan and Bowman, it was voted to pay McDonald & Safford for advertising $2.75; Jerry O'Sullivan for repairs for fire department $16.01. It was also voted that nine feet should be the established width of sidewalk on both sides of Bridge street from Main to Pleasant street.

940. Wed May 19 1880: Reunion of the 21st Regt. The reunion of the 21st Regt. was appointed at Mansfield Centre, but the committee thought it advisable to change the place of meeting to Willimantic on account of its easy accessibility from all points. On Friday morning about 75 of the veterans gathered in this village. A business meeting was held in Excelsior hall at 11 o'clock, and the following officers were appointed for the ensuing year: president, Capt. D.D. Brown; vice-president, J.B. Baldwin; secretary and treasurer, John W. Brown; quartermaster, William B. Avery; historian, Rev. Wm. S. Hubbell. After the business meeting the veterans adjourned to the Brainard house and did ample justice to a splendid repast. At 2 o'clock the company assembled at the hall and listened to an address of welcome from Rev. Dr. Church, which was responded to by Rev. Alvin M. Crane, a former captain in the regiment. An original poem was read by Rev. Theron Brown, and remarks were made by Rev. Horace Winslow and the chaplain was greeted with affectionate veneration by the boys, and his remarks were listened to with profound respect. The exercises were interspersed with music by the Opera House orchestra, which played nine pieces, and received many compliments of the listeners. It was decided to make Willimantic the permanent place of meeting hereafter, unless the regiment shall be invited elsewhere. The boys paid their own bills this year, and decided to do so in the future. An invitation to hold the meeting next year at East Hampton, was received and accepted, and the next gathering will be at that place.

941. Wed May 19 1880: Brooklyn.
The leader of the Brooklyn Band, Mr. Theodore Dunkley, was presented with a fine Besson cornet at the regular meeting held last week Tuesday evening. Master Fred Palmer made the presentation in behalf of the members, begging him to accept it as "a token of the high esteem in which he was held, and also as a mark of their appreciation of his faithful labor with them." Mr. Dunkley in a few well chosen words expressed his thanks, closing with the remark that he should "value it not so much for its intrinsic worth, as for the spirit which prompted the gift." After examination of the instrument, and passing of comment by the members, the president, Mr. E.Fuller, called the meeting to order, and invited all the members of the band to be present at his house Thursday night. On motion an adjournment was made. Thursday evening all were present, and enjoyed a pleasant evening interspersed with music, refreshments, anecdotes, speeches from Mr. R. King, Mr. Dunkley and others present, ending the evening very appropriately with "Old Lang Syne."
The friends of Mrs. Lottie Hovey were very much shocked to learn of her sudden death. She was reported much better and expected home. Her loss is irreparable, as she was highly esteemed for her Christian character, and amiable disposition, together with her rare musical talent, and social worth, the removal leaves behind a void that cannot be easily filled, and we can assure her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Braaman, that they have the hearty sympathy of their many friends.
Rev. Mr. Beard gave out the invitation to children, to be present at his annual May party, to be held in Fuller's grove, Saturday, May 22d.
Rev. Mr. Holland gave a very interesting lecture on recent discoveries in Palestine, in the Cong'l church last Sabbath.
The case of Chas. Dorrance vs. Havey Harris, for assault, is attracting considerable attention at present, as both parties are well known in this neighborhood.
Arrivals.--Mr. Chas. Jostlin, who is stopping in Putnam now, and a friend, Miss S.W. Downing and Miss M. Locklin.

942. Wed May 19 1880: South Coventry.
The concert given at the M.E. church last Thursday evening by Mrs. Ward and Misses Glidden and Hooker was a highly entertaining event--a musical success--and was listened to by a large, admiring and appreciative audience. We think that already Apollo has inscribed their names upon his book of fame. Miss Glidden seems a pretty rosebud, growing and blooming in the garden of cultured song. In the closing vocal duet their sweet voices reminded us of the wood-notes of the forest bird. May fortune smile upon them everywhere and in chorus we say--come again.
Mrs. Mary Clark sought medical treatment of Dr. Carlton of Norwich last Monday for inflammation of an eye.
Mrs. Hodgson has moved into the tenement lately occupied by Mr. Heap.
The firm of Bradbury & Hoxie, market men has been by mutual consent dissolved. Mr. Frank Bradbury will continue the business.
The Rev. Dodge of the M.E. church exchanged pulpits with the Rev. Chaplain of Spring Hill, Mansfield last Sunday.
The omission of the regular religious services at the Cong. church was occasioned by the absence of the pastor, Rev. W. D. Morton.
Geo. W. Capron of this village is appointed census enumerator for the town of Coventry.

943. Wed May 19 1880: South Coventry [from another correspondent.]
The residents of this and surrounding localities were most delightfully entertained on Thursday evening by a concert given at the M.E. church by Mrs. M.R. Ward, Miss C.B. Glidden and Miss Adele Hooker. The selections were choice and well rendered. Miss Glidden is a very sweet vocalist, and will, without doubt, become a decided local favorite. Mrs. Ward possesses a highly cultivated, rich, full mezzo-soprano, and an address at once graceful and winning. This accomplished lady is deservedly a favorite with all, and it is with regret that we learn that she will shortly leave for her home in St. Louis. Miss Adele Hooker is a fine pianist. Her execution easy and unaffected, she cannot be too highly complimented for the taste and feeling with which she renders her accompaniments. The applause awarded each lady was well merited and should they honor our village again, they will receive a hearty welcome.

944. Wed May 19 1880: Scotland.
It was currently reported last week that the body of a young man, supposed to be that of Robert Dunse of Taftville, was found on Friday in South Scotland, a short distance from the school house. It is supposed that after wandering two weeks exposed to the variable weather, insufficiently clothed and fed, he died of exhaustion, perhaps in the endeavor to find his way home.
Rev. Mr. Parmelee of Canterbury occupied the Congregational church on Sunday. At present, preaching service is held at 10 a.m. and prayer meeting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, and the weekly prayer meeting is held on Thursday evening.

945. Wed May 19 1880: Plainfield.
John Dawley, a well known citizen of the south part of this town died on Monday morning.
A fire in Browning's woods, raged throughout the day on Sunday, filling the air with smoke for miles around, and doing considerable damage to the timber.
Rev. S.H. Fellows of Wauregan has returned from Chicago and occupied his pulpit last Sabbath.
F.W. Spaulding will address the Eastford Temperance Association next Sunday evening.
Oscar Harrington of Foster, R.I., the recent lessee of the Union House, Moosup, has decided that he can't keep a hotel. His successor is Isaac K. Bennett.
Rev. J.N. Shipman is improving but did not feel sufficiently strong to preach last Sabbath. The morning service was conducted by Mr. George H. Hyde, principal of the Central Village Grammar school who read in a thoroughly enjoyable and scholarly manner a recent sermon by Dr. Talmage, the theme being "The coming religion." Mr. Shipman and wife departed for Hamilton, N.Y. on Tuesday for a brief vacation and until his return the Sunday service will be held at one o'clock in the afternoon with preaching by the Rev. J. Marsland. The Sabbath school will precede the preaching service.
E.H. Tillinghast and Frank Wilcox, engaged in the late robberies in Plainfield and Griswold a full account of which was given in the Chronicle at the time, did not respond when their cases were called in the Superior Court at Norwich last Wednesday. It was predicted that Wilcox who was bailed by his father at the preliminary trial would abscond. Tillinghast who was confined in Norwich jail awaiting trial succeeded in securing bail a few days previous to the session of the court, his friends undoubtedly wishing to save him from Wethersfield and it is rumored that he has gone west. George Noyes was unable to procure bail, and changing his plea of "not guilty" to that of guilty of theft was sentenced to ten months imprisonment in the county jail at Norwich.
At the meeting of citizens and soldiers Saturday evening to arrange for a proper observance of Memorial Day it was voted to hold the services on Saturday the 29th instead of Sunday the 30th as stated in the call for the meeting. The change was effected mainly through the efforts of Rev. Messrs. Wilcox, Fellows and Marsland, who attended the meeting and advocated it on account of the general tendency of so many now-a-days to devote the Lord's day to other purposes than rest and religious services.

946. Wed May 19 1880: Rockville.
Gerry of Market street, flaunts a new full-front awning.
Snipsic Grove is to have a telephone line to Rockville, a distance of one and one-half miles.
A.H. Eaton will supply the tables of the Rockville house with cut flowers for the season.
The Whitaker Bros. of the Hub have done some nice frescoing for Claude Harvey of the Rockville house, all the halls being touched up artistically.
Fred Thompson has purchased of Jas. Isham, the grove known as "Snipsic Grove," and some 40 acres connected, for about $1500.

947. Wed May 19 1880: An examination has been made of the original Declaration of Independence, now among the archives of the state department at Washington, and it is found in such shape as to suggest that, unless something is done to restore it, it will soon be unintelligible.

948. Wed May 19 1880: Description of Mansfield. Written by a Mansfield School-Girl over Twenty Years Ago.
Mansfield in Connecticut is a township in the southern part of Tolland County, to which it was annexed in the year 1828; before this period it belonged to the County of Windham. It is bounded on the north by Willington and Ashford, on the east by Chaplin, south by Windham, and on the west by the Willimantic river which separates it from Coventry. Its Indian name Naubesatuck. The name of some of the first settlers were Royce, Fenton and Hall. Patience Royce is said to have been the first white child born in this town. In 1850, the population was 2511. It was incorporated by an act of the Legislature of Connecticut passed in May, 1703, and is a part of a tract of land originally given by a Mohegan sachem in his last will to a certain number of gentlemen named by him as legatees in the year 1675.
The Settlement of Mansfield. The settlement of the town commenced about the year 1697. The first settlers were from Barnstable, Lynn, Medfield, Marlborough, Mass., and Norwich in Conn. It was named from Maj. Mansfield, who was successful in routing a party of Indians in this vicinity, and for his services received a grant of land. He received the name of Moses from this circumstance: tradition says his parents, (whose home was in North or East Haven) in crossing the East river in a canoe were upset and their infant, whom they were taking across in order for baptism, floated away from them, but being well secured in blankets it floated down the river and lodged amid the ruses, where he was taken up safe and sound. His parents had intended another name for him, but from this circumstance he was called Moses.
The Appearance of the Country. The face of the township is very uneven, some of the high lands present extensive prospects. From some of them the towns of Stonington and Groton may be seen, although the latter is at the distance of 30 miles. The soil is rather hard, but by patient and preserving industry it may be made to yield corn, rye, buckwheat, potatoes, beans, and all kinds of vegetables, also fruits of various kind in such quantities not only to supply home customers but to furnish some for market.
Ecclesiastical. In the most ancient book of records we find the following vote: "Dec. 29th, 1701 at a town meeting holden at the house of Maj. Dunham, voted, that Mr. Shubael Dimock, William and Joseph Hall should discourse with Mr. Thatcher in order to his abiding with us in the work of the gospel ministry." In July 15th, 1706, is the record of the following vote: "At a town meeting held at Samuel Storrs, it was voted and agreed by said town they would give Mr. Thatcher 40 English pounds a year, a two days work of each man in the town from 16 to 60, provided he will carry on the work of the ministry by himself or some other persons as he shall think best." During this period their connection remained with the church in Windham and they attended public worship there (walking the distance and leading their children) excepting when they had occasional supplies. Oct. 22d, 1706 the town did engage to build a meeting house of ____square, 14 ft. between joints and the town grant a vote of 40 English pounds as money or 60 English pounds in tax for building. Not until Oct. 18th, 1710 was the church organized, consisting of eight male members and the Rev. Eleazer Williams was ordained their pastor the same day, with a salary of 40 English pounds and to increase as they were prospered until it should be 60 English pounds a year, with wood for his fire, and a settlement of land. Mr. Williams was the son of Rev. John Williams of Deerfield, Mass., who in 1704 with several of his family were carried into captivity by the Indians. His son Eleazer was from home at the time therefore his escape. He was educated by charity and the fondest hopes of his benefactors were fully realized by his future life. He died after a ministry of 32 years. His successor was Dr. Salter from Boston. He was ordained in 1784 and died 1787. His successors were Rev. Elijah Gridley, Rev John Sherman, Rev. Samuel P. Williams and Rev. Anson S. Atwood, who is here at the present time. The town was divided into two incorporated societies in the year 1787--called the North and South societies. No church was founded in the North society until after the ordination of Dr. Salter. The communicants continued their connection with the South until the 11th day of Oct. 1744, when a church was formed and Rev. William Throop from Lebanon was ordained their pastor. He continued there but a little more than a year. The society continued broken until the year 1750 when Rev. Daniel Welch of Windham became their pastor. He was beloved by his people and continued with them about 30 years until his death in 1820. His successors were Rev. William Ely, Rev. Mr. Livermore and Rev. Mr. Brooks. The first Methodist society was formed in 1792. The Baptists assumed the regular form of a church in 1807. Rev. Joshua Bradley was their minister and his successors have been from 10 to 12 in number.
Schools. We find this town at a very early period making exertions in favor of common schools. May 5th, 1734, a committee was appointed to divide the town into 6 districts. One teacher was all they were able to employ. He spent 2 or 3 weeks in each district according to the number of scholars, and for a very small compensation. The town received 10 English pounds a year for school by tax--all they would do. In 1742 three school houses were erected in different parts of the town. At this time there were 16 school districts, each supplied with school houses and teachers. These schools are principally supported by moneys arising from the school fund of the State.
Rivers. The rivers are Fenton, Mount Hope and Willimantic on the west. Fenton and Mount Hope rivers form a junction in the southerly part of the town, and pursue a south and southeasterly course, emptying into that river called Natchaug. This after a southwesterly course of three miles empties into the Willimantic so called from the abundance of willows that grow on its banks.
Arts and Manufacturers. The people of Mansfield turned their attention to the culture of silk at a very early period, earlier than other town in the state. It was introduced into the country by Dr. Aspenwall, a resident of the place nearly 100 years ago. In 1793 two hundred and sixty-five lbs. were raised and the quantity increased from that time up to 1835 or 40. At this time there were two small silk factories established here by an Englishman, whose family resides in the place at the present time. At this time, 1859, there are 8 or 10 silk manufacturing establishments, where they manufacture 25,000 pounds or more annually. Mansfield has been noted for its excellent quality of silk and twist. The inhabitants of this town have been distinguished for their ingenuity and industry. The screw auger and buzz saw are inventions of this place. The first wire and cannon that were made in the United States by an American were made by Col. Hanks, a native of this town. He invented the double wheel head, which was used for spinning silk. He or his descendants were the founders of the large bell establishment in Troy, and of the one at Hartford. Spectacles and surgical instruments were manufactured by Mr. Fenton at an early date. At this period silk machines, sewing machines, brooms, baskets, and other things too numerous to mention are manufactured here.
Law and Liberty. Formerly the mass of people were fond of settling their disputes--even the most trivial--at the point of the law. The prevalence of this litigious spirit offered employment, not only for a few respectable men of the profession, but for a swarm of pettifoggers. But the people have grown wiser (except in some few cases) in the habit of adopting more judicious methods of securing their rights. Early did this town show their belief in true principles of liberty.

949. Wed May 19 1880: Chaplin.
A double funeral took place from the Cong. church in this place on Wednesday, the 12th. Mrs. Chloe F. Rindge and her son Silas Rindge of Florence, Mass. Mrs. Rindge was 82 years of age and the mother of a large family. She retained her bodily and mental powers to the last, only the day before her death finishing a bedquilt and ironing the seams, for her great-granddaughter, Myra, the daughter of O.A. Sessions of Willimantic. Her son died of consumption. A son, daughter and grandson have previously died of the same disease, as also her husband. Mrs. Rindge united with the church here in 1818 and was the oldest person in the church in point of membership.

950. Wed May 19 1880: Hebron.
On the third Sunday in each month until further noticed the services at the Episcopal church will be at 4 o'clock in the afternoon instead of in the morning, as the rector, Mr. Ellsworth will go to Colchester at that time to administer the sacrament at Calvary church.
One day last week L.A. Waldo was burning some brush not far from his meadow barn and the fire became unmanageable being driven by the wind directly to the barn which took fore and before help could be summoned to reduced to ashes. And to-day we have to record the fact of another fire. About 10 o'clock to-day (Monday) Andrew Prentis' new and commodious barn situated near his house in Gilead was destroyed by fire. Only two years ago this spring the old barn situated on the same spot was destroyed by fire, and last year Mr. Prentis built a fine new one which cost no small sun and now that is in ashes. There was an insurance on the building, but the exact amount we are unable to learn at present. Mr. Prentis's loss will doubtless be heavy. The origin of the fire is unknown.

951. Wed May 19 1880: The Connecticut Temperance Union has elected the following officers for the year 1880: President, Hon. Robbins Battell, Norfolk; Vice-Presidents, Rev. N. G. Axtell, Rockville, Hon. S. Storrs Cotton, Pomfret, Rev. S.B. Forbes, West Winsted, Rev. C.D. Foss, D.D., Middletown, Hon. Oliver Hoyt, Stamford, Hon. I.C. Lewis, Meriden, Dr. E.B. Lyon, New Britain, Rev. John P. Taylor, New London; Executive Committee, Chairman Rev. S.B. Forbes, West Winsted,--Rev. A.J. Church, D.D., Willimantic, Philo Bevin, Esq., East Hampton, Rev. C.Y. Buck, New Britain, Rev. Lucian Burleigh, Plainfield, Rev. L.T. Chamberlain, D.D., Norwich, Hon. S. Storrs Cotton, Pomfret Landing, Rev. Edward Hawes, D.D., New Haven, S.M. Hotchkiss, Esq., Hartford, E.C. Hungerford, Esq., Chester, Rev. Isaac J. Lansing, Meriden, Hon. George Maxwell, Rockville, Rev. M. H. Pogson, Bridgeport, Rev. G.E. Reed, Stamford, H.D. Smith, Esq., Plantsville; Secretary, Rev. Alpheus Winter, Hartford; Treasurer, S.M. Hotchkiss, Esq., Hartford.

952. Wed May 19 1880: List of Patents. Granted by the United States to citizens of this State for the week ending May 11th, 1880, furnished for the Chronicle from the Law and Patent Office of J. McC. Perkins 809, L. Street (just north of Patent Office, Washington, D.C.):
J.L. Alberger, N.Y., and T. Sault, New Haven, condenser for steam escapes.
M.M. Camp, New Haven pipe for drains, gas, and water.
F. Fowler, New Haven tricycle.
J.D. Frary, Bridgeport, scissors.
W.F. Hill and T.A. Hulbert, North Manchester, expansion pulley.
G.R. Kelsey, West Haven, buckle loop.
S.L. Marsden, New Haven, compensating toggle bearing.
E.P.M. Lane, Mount Carnell, machine for tapping nuts.
W.S. Miller and H. Berry, Huntington, porcelain-pitcher.
C.A. Reade, Bridgeport, water meter and motor.
W.H. Robertson, Hartford, starching machine.
E.A. Smith, Waterbury, buckle-loop for suspenders.

953. Wed May 19 1880: Died.
Pearl--In Merrow Station, May 12th, Mary Jennett Pearl, aged 40 years.
Holman---In Willimantic, May 15th, Anna A. Holman, aged 16 years 5 months.
McDonald--In Canterbury, May 18th, Mary McDonald, aged 59 years.
Holt--In Hampton, May 17th, Clarance J. Holt, aged 74 years.
Grant--In Mansfield, May 17th, Hannah Grant, aged 69 years.

954. Wed May 19 1880: Bedding Plants. The best and cheapest plants ever offered in Willimantic, can be found at Mrs. G. Clark's Greenhouse, Union Street. Choice Seeds always on hand.

Wed May 26 1880: About Town.
E.A. Barrows is confined to his bed with rheumatism.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Morrison spent Sunday in Willimantic.
N.P. Perkins returned on Sunday from a four weeks visit in Central New York in the book business.
A large proportion of the inhabitants of the village visited the new thread mill on Sunday.
Rev. Horace Winslow will preach a sermon in commemoration of the fallen soldiers of the Rebellion next Sunday morning.
The brick-work for the first story of the new armory is up and ready for the flooring timbers.
Prof. Barrows has his hands full to keep all the young truants in school these pleasant days.
A bunch of Sargent & Greenleaf keys has been left at this office, which the owner can have by calling for them.
The mercury stands at 98 degrees in the shade.

956. Wed May 26 1880: Dwight Shirtliff, the Willimantic Linen Co.'s outside watchman was fired at last Thursday night by supposed burglars whom he thinks were attempting an entrance to the company's store house. Mr. Shirtliff was not injured, although the balls passed near him.

957. Wed May 26 1880: J.H. Gray has purchased a performing monkey for his canvas show.

958. Wed May 26 1880: The gutters on Main street should be attended to, as they are in a disgracefully filthy and dangerously unhealthy condition. The accumulated filth being kept wet by the street sprinkler, the odor constantly exhaled is similar to that from a dirty pig sty.

959. Wed May 26 1880: The topics of Capt. Brown's discourses at Excelsior hall next Sunday will be--at 2:30 p.m., "Hamlin is hung:--now what?" At 7:30 p.m., "From the quartz crystal to the human."

960. Wed May 26 1880: Capt. H.H. Brown will speak at Brooklyn, on Thursday evening, May 27, from the words--"The Universe is governed by love." He will give at Columbia Green Saturday evening, his lecture upon "The Chemistry of Character." Seats free and the public invited.

961. Wed May 26 1880: Judge Culver last week sentenced Clark and Croakin, the young ruffians who committed the outrageous assault on A.J. Kimball. Clark was sent to the state prison for three years and Croakin for two and one-half years. A light sentence, all things considered.

962. Wed May 26 1880: Our merchants think they never saw better times in Willimantic than the present. Things are booming.

963. Wed May 26 1880: The new mill of the Willimantic Linen Co. is progressing with wonderful rapidity. The extensive stone walls of the basement are finished, and considerable brick has been laid on the various wings of the building. A new ten-horse-power Baxter engine has been placed in position below the building, and furnishes power for dressing and turning the timbers and posts, which are now being placed in position.

964. Wed May 26 1880: E.A. Barrows has the agency for the Monitor oil stove which he considers the most sensible, economical and safe stove in the market. Call and examine the Monitor before your purchase any other stove, or enquire of the many who have already purchased them as to their merits.

965. Wed May 26 1880: Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Wood were in town over Sunday.

966. Wed May 26 1880: The penalties for the withholding of information from the census enumerators, are quite severe, and calculated to insure the acquisition of facts, so far as categorical questions propounded can arrive at them. The law is as follows: "All persons above the age of 21 years who shall refuse to furnish the information required by the supervisor or enumerator shall forfeit and pay a sum not exceeding $100, to be recovered as in action of debt. Presidents, directors, or other officials of private corporations, who refuse to furnish information required of them, are made liable to a penalty not to exceed $10,000."

967. Wed May 26 1880: Edward F. Burleson was in town on Monday.

968. Wed May 26 1880: Wm. Norman who has been in charge of the gas works in this village for some months has resigned his position and returned to Newport.

969. Wed May 26 1880: Rev. J.J. Kane of Philadelphia, Chaplain in the U.S. Navy, spent a part of last week here on a visit to his old friend Dr. Church and whom the Dr. proudly reckons as one of his boys, having started him on the right road for usefulness and honor while a sick boy in the Marine hospital at Portland, Me. Mr. Kane was appointed Chaplain by request of Admiral Farragut for good service in the Navy during the war. He also conducted the Masonic burial service for the dear old Admiral by special request of the family at Portsmouth, N.H., where he was stationed at the time.

970. Wed May 26 1880: Wanted.--A girl or middle aged lady to take care of children and help about household duties. Small wages, good home. Address, or call at this office.

971. Wed May 26 1880: John L. Walden and C.H. Bailey reached the Yosemite Valley about two weeks ago, having traveled 255 miles on horseback in ten days. They talk of coming home across the Isthmus.

972. Wed May 26 1880: Our military companies turned out for drill and parade on Monday. The drill took place on A.S. Whittemore's lot. Col. W.H. Tubbs, commandant of the Third Regt. and Capt. Havens, Capt. Sholes, Paymaster Gilbert, Quartermaster Phillips and Sergeant Major Bliss of the Colonel's staff were present. The boys presented a fine appearance in their new uniforms, but they found them rather warm, and their faces presented a bronzed appearance before night.

973. Wed May 26 1880: Decoration Day.
A good number were present on Friday evening at the adjourned meeting to make arrangements for the observance of Decoration day. It was voted to have the exercises on Sunday. The following gentlemen were appointed committee of arrangements: George Dimmock, S.J. Miller, D.A. ONeill, J.B. Baldwin, A.J. Loomis. Henry L. Hall was appointed president, Wm. S. Purington, marshal, W.H.H. Bingham, captain of the Veterans, C.C. Geer, orderly sergeant of the Veterans. The committee of arrangements held a meeting on Monday evening, Geo. Dimmock was chosen chairman of the committee. A floral committee was appointed consisting of the following named ladies: Miss Lucy Buck, Miss Martha Kimbel, Mrs. T.W. Henry, Mrs. L.P. Ormsby, Miss Stella Alpaugh, Mrs. T. Turner, Miss Dell Clark, Miss Anna Tingley, Mrs. Jennie Robertson, Miss Annie Lyon, Miss Nellie Gavigan, and Miss Katie McVey. A.J. Kimball was chosen marshal, and Capt. H.H. Brown speaker. Both brass bands and military companies have accepted the invitation to participate in the exercises of the day. An invitation was also extended to the city fathers. The procession will form on Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock on Valley street, right resting on Church, and the line of march will be down Church to Main, and up Main to the cemetery. Contributions of flowers may be sent to the headquarters of the floral committee in the Corner store in Franklin building on Saturday night or Sunday. It is desirable that offerings be sent in early.
The following named soldiers are buried in the Willimantic cemetery: Frank Long, William W. Thompson, Charles A. Wood, Henry Lewis, John Bartlett, George Baldwin, Charles Atwood, James Burnham, John E. Barrows, J.L. Bliven, I.K. Cushman, Alonzo S. Cushman, Horace Campbell, Julian Carey, A.W. Dexter, Albert G. Franklin, Stephen A. Franklin, Thomas L. Green, Cyrus A. Green, Alfred Harvey, Elijah Harris, Canfield Humphrey, Henry Hooks, Henry Hall, William Roberts, John N. Weaver, Thomas W. Henry, Ebenezer Tilden, George D. Harris, George Armitage, George C. Saxton, Jerome Henry, John Graham, H.A. Snow, Alvin G. Hanover, Marius E. French, Peleg Tew.
The following named are buried in the Windham cemetery: Dr. Lathrop, C.L. Elliott, Frank Ripley, Charles Ripley, Edward Ripley, Cort. Chappell, Albert Chappell, Charles Chappell, J. Graves Abbe, Robert Beckwith, Col. Baker, Capt. Staniford, Benjamin Graves, Joel Webb, Capt. Stanton.
The following named are buried in St. Joseph's Catholic cemetery: Laflan Brady, Martin Cryne, Frank Gallagher, Patrick Brett, James Brett, Daniel O'Sullivan, Capt. Kelley, Thomas Lloyd, Owen Lloyd, T. Gavigan, Thomas Connell, Thomas Quinn, Felix Rooney, Bernard Hart, Ed. Cahill, James Kennealy, William Gallagher, John Carney.
The following named are buried in the cemetery at North Windham: Stowell Burnham, Dwight P. Peck, Osmer Parker.

974. Wed May 26 1880: Death of J. Monroe Kingsley. James Monroe Kingsley, aged 62 years, died at Lebanon last week Wednesday. Mr. Kingsley was born, always lived, and died on the old Kingsley homestead. He had been out of health for many years and finally died with the consumption. He was greatly honored and respected by the community in which he dwelt, and although a democrat of the Jacksonian school, and living in a town which is strongly republican, such was the confidence in his integrity and business capacity, that he had been chosen to fill, at one time and another, all the more responsible official positions in his town. He was buried in the cemetery in this place on Saturday last. He leaves a wife and one son,--Mr. Dumont Kingsley in the office of Smithville Man'f'g company,--to mourn the loss of a kind and affectionate husband and father.

975. Wed May 26 1880: Plainfield.
The following partial order of exercises for Decoration day, Saturday, the 27th is announced: At 8 o'clock a.m. the graves at Green Hollow cemetery will be decorated by a special detail. At 9:30 o'clock all the comrades are requested to assemble on the Green at Plainfield Street. The decoration services will be held in the other cemeteries as follows: At Packerville, at 10 o'clock with an address and prayer by Rev. J.F. Temple. At Plainfield Street at 11 o'clock. The Sabbath school children will form in front of the parsonage and march with the soldiers to the cemetery and assist in decorating the graves. Rev. A.H. Wilcox will deliver a brief address and offer prayer. A select choir, under the direction of Geo. I. Favor will furnish appropriate vocal music. At 2 o'clock, the line will form at Moosup, near the post office and march to the Catholic cemetery, where, after the ceremonies of decoration, an address is expected from the Rev. Father Creadon. As soon thereafter as practicable, the Moosup cemetery will be visited and the graves decorated. Prayer will be offered by the Rev. E.J. Ayer. Evergreen cemetery at Central Village will be visited at 4 o'clock, when after the decoration of the graves and memorial cross, the exercises of the day will conclude as follows: invocation by Rev. J. Marsland; address by Rev. E.J. Ayer; poem by Rev. L. Burleigh; memorial address by F.W. Spaulding; prayer by Rev. S.H. Fellows. These exercises will be interspersed with singing adapted to the occasion by a select choir under the direction of Dr. H.E. Balcam. The Wauregan band, W.H.H. Leavens, leader, will be in attendance, playing appropriate selections at each of the cemeteries except Green Hollow.

976. Wed May 26 1880: Columbia.
Elisha D. Lewis lost a horse a short time since. The cause of the death was bots.
G.Y. Robertson, our mail carrier, in attempting to turn around on the road to Hop River, broke both thills and the horse made lively business with the wagon but did not get away.
The gymnasts now appear in costume--so it is said.
Nathan H. Holbrook was knocked over by being accidentally hit by the horn of one of his oxen. No injury was done.
The Willimantic Farmers' Club though but thinly represented, met at the Chestnut school house on Friday evening last. William H. Yeomans was called to the chair, and after a reading of the minutes of the preceeding meeting, the subject of sorghum culture was brought under discussion, which was opened by Albert Brown of Columbia, who, with James Utley has been a manufacturer of sorghum syrup for about twelve years.

977. Wed May 26 1880: George A. Conant, of this town, was admitted to the Bar of this County on Thursday of last week.

978. Wed May 26 1880: Scotland.
Allen Capwell, an aged and dependent citizen of the town is in a very feeble condition.
It is reported that Wilton Rose has hired the Abiatha Parks place in Westminster.
Hiram Parkhurst has sold his meat business to John Babcock of this town. Possession to be given immediately.
F.W. Cunningham leaves town this week to engage in a new business in Brooklyn, New York.
The report that the body of Robert Dunse was found in this town last week proved to be without foundation. A clairvoyant had been consulted, and located the body in the place mentioned, and two men came up with a team in full faith that they would find the body, but then returned as empty as they came. It is now reported that the body was found in the water near the Bingham bridge.
A.M. Clark & Co. are building a new house for Joseph Congdon of Howard's Valley.
Gus Perry has moved into John P. Gager's house at the mill.
Reynold's Bros.' yarn mill is shut down for lack of sale for the goods manufactured.
A.S. Chapman is doing a heavy business this spring, buying calves for James M. Johnson of Windham.

979. Wed May 26 1880: Ashford.
The Babcock band of Ashford, Harry Green leader, made the citizens of Warrenville a visit last Wednesday evening, and discoursed some of their very choice music, and were treated to lemonade, refreshments and cigars. They would have been better provided for, had the parties they visited known they were coming, but we'll look out next time and be prepared for our friends.
George Copeland has sold out his team to Charles Lee, and will go out of the business. He has been somewhat unfortunate of late, having lost two horses.
Rev. John Bronson has moved his family to Warrenville where he is to reside and preach the coming year in place of Rev. E.P. Mathewson who has resigned his pastorate over the Baptist church in that place.
Foxes are troubling our farmers very much in their petty larceny among the poultry, having killed hens and turkeys in several places, but were baffled in their efforts to obtain a breakfast out of a certain lady's poultry yard. Having called about daylight in the morning for a chicken, an unusual noise was heard among the fowls by the lady of the house who sprang from bed and discovered sly Reynard making off with the best pullet in the flock upon which she immediately gave him chase, clad only in night habiliments, and the result of the matter was, that poor Reynard was forced to surrender his ill-gotten booty to its proper owner, and took himself off to the woods in fright to escape the wrath of the injured lady.
Decoration day is to be duly observed next Sunday, and it is reported that H.L. Hall is to be the orator of the day.

980. Wed May 26 1880: Colchester.
A horse belonging to George B. Rathbone was so badly injured by stepping through a small bridge near the southwest end of the street running over Hall's Hill, that it was necessary to kill it. The town pays the damage.
Walter H. Gillette is manufacturing wooden strawberry baskets for which he has a large order.
John Allen's horse was badly injured a few days ago by stepping through a hole in a bridge.
It is reported that William Denison has sued the town for $10,000 for injuries sustained by his wife some time ago in going Colchester to Westchester. Some of the roads in that direction are anything but passable.
J.N. Griggs has sold out his interest in the dry goods and grocery business in Colchester, but is to stay with us through the summer as a gentleman of leisure.

981. Wed May 26 1880: Indians attacked a train of four wagons near Fort Davis, Texas, killed two men and a woman and plundered the train. Chief Victoria's Apache Indians have recently killed in the vicinity of forty men, women and children in Arizona, and United States troops are in hot pursuit of the marauders. In Dakota a party of twenty-five whites, in pursuit of the slayers of a white man, caught up with a camp of eighteen Indians, whom they immediately charged and dispersed, killing four and losing one of their own number.

982. Wed May 26 1880: Willimantic, Conn., May 20, 1880. To Whom it May Concern: This is to certify that I have this day received from the hands of the adjuster of the Agricultural Insurance Co. the payment for loss of my house in full and to my entire satisfaction and I heartily endorse the Company to all my friends and the public generally as being fair and honorable in all their dealings with their patrons and should advise farmers and owners of private residence to insure in the above Company. Charles Hall. Represented by C.N. Andrew, Willimantic, Conn.

983. Wed May 26 1880: North Windham
Mrs. Geo. Spafford and baby are both quite low and fears are entertained that they may not recover.
Mrs. Russell, daughter of Henry Spafford is at home.
Charles Champine who had his leg broken in two places while sawing trees for Smith & Bean is getting along as well as could be expected, but it will doubtless be some time before he can work.
Mr. Austin Lincoln 80 years of age shot a black snake recently which measured 6 feet.
Freeman Spencer is working the road with a gang of men in the lower section and E.S. Lincoln has been attending to the upper section.
E.H. Hall & Son are running their mill some three or four hours extra time.
An extensive fire is raging near the railroad in the direction of "Money Hill" and the fire running up the tall pines makes a splendid sight. It was doubtless caused by sparks from the engine. The extent of the damage done is not known.

984. Wed May 26 1880: List of Patents. Granted by the United States to citizens of this State for the week ending May 18th, 1880, furnished for the Chronicle from the Law and Patent Office of J. McC. Perkins, 809, L Street (just north of Patent Office, Washington, D.C.):
G.J. Capewell, Cheshire, roller die machine for the manufacture of articles for metal.
W.J. Carnes, Gonzales, Tex., and C. W. Penfield, New Britain, stake pin.
F.L. Ellis, Milldale, spring tweezers.
J.A. Fanchor, West Granby, velocipede.
E. Morris, New Haven, saw.
E.F. Mosman, assignor to C. Rogers & Bros., West Meriden, coffin handle tip and socket. (Two patents.)
D.G. Phipps, New Haven, assignor of one half interest to C.F. Perkins, Holyoke, Mass., telegraph switch. J.D. Frary, Bridgeport, pocket knife.
The firm of D.H. Henken & Co. has dissolved. Mr. Henken will continue the business.

985. Wed May 26 1880: The annual convention of the Connecticut Medical society is held to-day in New Haven. Among the papers to be read are: "On the Insane Diathesis," H.P. Stearns, Hartford: 'Functional Diseases of the Nervous System," J.B. Kent, Putnam; "The Hereditary Transmission of Syphilis," John P.C. Foster, New Haven: "A Notable Deficiency in Medical Education," D.M. Cleveland, Middletown; "Anomalies of the Eye as aiding Diagnosis of extra Oscular Disease," N.E. Worden, Bridgeport; "Chrysophanic Acids as a Remedy for skin diseases," C.J. Fox, Willimantic.

986. Wed May 26 1880: Hamlin the Murderer. Henry Hamlin, who is now confined in the jail at Hartford, is to be hung on Friday next for the murder of night watchman Shipman of the states prison. A letter from Hamlin appers in Monday's Hartford Times, wherein he tries to make it appear that the testimony of certain witnesses against him was given in consequence of fear of or favor for Allen, who was tried for the same offence but convicted of murder in the second degree. In some poetry appended to the letter in the Times, and dated at the Hartford jail May 21, 1880. Hamlin expresses his sorrow at the cowardly course of Allen. The following are the closing verses:
You know, Billy, I thought you true
To one who risked his life for you.
I always thought you true and kind
The bitter tears now make me blind.
Ah! Farewell, William; we now must part.
Remember earth contained one heart,
That clings to thee with fond regret;
Thy once manliness I'll ne'er forget.
Though the bitter tears are flowing fast,
My heart recalls the mem'ry of the past,
And clings to it as the bright side
When you and I were true and tried.
Henry Hamlin. Hartford Jail, May 21, 1880

987. Wed May 26 1880: Miss Belle Brown in attempting to alight from a carriage in front of Hanover's block, last week, fell and badly bruised her side and hip. It is to be hoped that injuries may not detain her from her business any length of time.

988. Wed May 26 1880: The state central committee of the prohibition party, met in Middletown last Thursday and organized for the campaign by selecting the following officers: Chairman, Joseph A. Lewis of Willimantic; secretary, Frederick C. Bradley of North Haven; treasurer, James G. Baldwin of Middletown. After the committee adjourned, Mr. Jesse G. Baldwin gave the members a ride about the city, visiting the hospital and other places of interest.

989. Wed May 26 1880: Married.
Smith-Holland--Willimantic, May 22d, by Rev. Dr. Church, Peter Smith, of Fitchville and Mary A. Holland, of Willimantic.

990. Wed May 26 1880: Died.
Walden--In Scotland, May 25th, Eliza Walden, aged 78.
Ross--In Chaplin, May 21st, Harriet S. Ross, aged 68.
Kingsley--In Lebanon, May 19th, J. Monroe Kingsley, aged 62.
Parrish--In Lebanon, May 19th, Nancy Parrish, aged 87.
Metcalf--In Coventry, May 24th, George Metcalf, aged 18 mos.
Hovey--In Mansfield, May 24th, Esther Hovey, aged 80.
Hall--In Mansfield, May 24th, Herbert C. Hall, aged 35.
Bliven--In Canterbury, May 24th, Giles Bliven, aged 23.

991. Wed May 26 1880: Six daughters of Brigham Young have been excommunicated from the Moron church for charging their father's executors and other saints with defrauding them of $1,000,000, causing the imprisonment of said executors, and jeopardizing the liberty of John Taylor president of the church.

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