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The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1882

Published every Wednesday.

McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.
Office, Hall's Block, Main & Union Sts.
$1.50 per year.

M. Wallen, A.H. Freeman, O.G. Hanks. Prompter: O.M. Richardson.

608. TWC Wed May 3 1882: About Town.
The Rapid telegraph company has a uniformed messenger.
F.G. Stark had a valuable horse died from colic this morning.
The Linen company lost a horse from pink eye disease Friday.
The repairs and new additions to the foundry are nearly complete.
Baldwin & Webb, the clothiers, issue a handsome paper called “L’Souvenir.”
Holmes & Walden receive daily a large quantity of Connecticut river shad fresh and nice.
Mrs. Jane Holland and daughter returned Saturday from their winter’s sojourn in New York.
Rev. K.B. Glidden of Mansfield Center, preached in the Congregational church Sunday morning.
The Woonsocket Reporter is a very bright little penny daily and is sold on our streets every evening.

609. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Mrs. Marion Malkin and daughter Nellie will go to Europe soon to be absent about three years, the latter to perfect her musical education.

610. TWC Wed May 3 1882: John Fuller, the Scotland stage driver, will hereafter carry the mail from this place to Windham Centre in place of William Cummings.

611. TWC Wed May 3 1882: The ball given at the Hooker house Colchester, last Friday evening was a grand success. Mr. W.W. Perry is the new proprietor.

612. TWC Wed May 3 1882: A French company from Taftville will give an entertainment in Franklin hall Saturday evening for the amusement of our Canadian inhabitants.

613. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Letters patent have been issued to E. Allen and J.H. Morrison of Norwich for a machine for turning spools; and to J.B. Atwood of Stonington, for a machine for doubling and winding silk.

614. TWC Wed May 3 1882: The borough government has succeeded in obtaining an order for adequate safeguards at the railroad crossings, now if as good work can be done about the station our people will be happy.

615. TWC Wed May 3 1882: The extortionate plumber is almost proverbial, but he is totally eclipsed by the whitewasher. We are told of one of the latter who demanded three dollars and fifty cents for less than two hours work.

616. TWC Wed May 3 1882: A.S. Turner has removed his stock of dry goods to a store on Church street. The store he vacated is undergoing repairs previous to its occupancy by Hunn & Co. who intend to make it an attractive drug store.

617. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Laborers are at work repairing a culvert on Jackson street at the junction with Maple which drains those streets but which has been for a long time of no service. It will be made of sufficient capacity to carry the drainage off.

618. TWC Wed May 3 1882: The Rapid telegraph company has added another wire to its line. Our people really enjoy the privilege of dispatching messages at the low rate of twenty words for fifteen cents, and the office in this place receives a liberal patronage.

619. TWC Wed May 3 1882: A.R. Burnham now occupies his new carriage shop on Valley street. It is a very large and convenient structure and we hope his business will be greatly increased in it. Mr. Burnham has certainly no superior as a carriage builder in this part of the country.

620. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Mr. G.V. Alpaugh of the old and reliable dry goods firm of Alpaugh & Hooper returned Saturday from Boston where he has been recruiting their stock of goods in all departments. Dress goods, hosiery underwear, and a large invoice of carpets have been purchased.

621. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Mrs. Joseph P. Abel, who suffered a paralytic shock a few days since and has since been in a semi-unconscious condition, died Tuesday morning. She has been long a resident of this village and was widely known and highly esteemed. She leaves a husband, who is blind, and four children.

622. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Speaking of the assault upon Miss Jewett the Bulletin says: The inability of the officers to ferret out any one more resembling the man than O’Loughlin, who was captured at Windham with the remnants of sugar cookies in his pockets, was leading to a fixed, but erroneous impression that the suffering family of the assaulted lady, as well as the woman herself, were determined to identify no one for fear of being dragged into the courts and subjected to the severe examinations which characterize such trials.” The village has not yet been found.

623. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Organization of the highest branch of Freemasons in this village was effected last Wednesday evening, and is known as St. John’s Commandery No. 11, K.T. Some of the highest officers in the state were present and officiated in its institution. The following are the officers of the new commandery: Chester Tilden, E. Commander; David C. Card, Generalissimo; Charles Broadhurst, C. General; Chas. J. Fox, Prelate; John H. Bullard, Sen. Warden; Chas. S. Billings, Jun. Warden; Edwin T. Hamlin, Treasurer; Albert R. Morrison, Recorder; Charles P. Brann, Std. Bearer; Orlando D. Brown, Swd, Bearer; Edgar A. Smith, Warder; Amos W. Bill, 3d Guard; Oren S. Mosely, 2d Guard; George L. Phillips, 1st Guard; William Thomson, Sentinel.

624. TWC Wed May 3 1882: The new blacksmith shop on Church street is complete and occupied by Joseph Flour.

625. TWC Wed May 3 1882: At a meeting of the court of burgesses, Monday was voted to pay labor bill for April, $348.13, John M. Martin $4.25, Gas Co. $1.25, Wm. P. Worden $60.00, Luke Flynn $60.00, John M. Robertson $1.00, Baldwin & Webb $22.80, Alpaugh & Hooper $37.00, U.S. Street Lighting Co., $112.75, Fire Department, salary $128.75, John L. Hunter, $136.70, L.E. Baldwin $14.06. Voted to accept the invitation from the G.A.R., to take part in the parade on Decoration day. Voted to give E.M. Cushman permission to lay a pipe across Main street, in front of his property.

626. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Wedding Bells.—Tuesday morning at St. Joseph’s Catholic church were married Mr. Joseph Cotter and Miss Katie Gavigan, well-known young people of this place. The marriage ceremony took place at 8 o’clock and the pastor, Rev. Fl. DeBruycker, officiated and immediately after celebrated the Nuptial High Mass, at which the newly married pair assisted. Miss Lillie McDermot and John R. McNamara, both of Norwich, assisted as bride’s maid and best man. The church was well filled with friends and acquaintances of the principals, and they exceeded in number any attendants of a wedding at that church which has occurred for a long time. After the communion Father DeBruycker, in his kindest tones, spoke words of cheer and advice to the young couple. At the conclusion of the marriage rites they were driven to the home of the bride’s mother where a sumptuous collation awaited those happy enough to be of the party. Mr. and Mrs. Cotter left on the evening train for New York and will return after their wedding tour to reside in this village among their friends--and they have a host.—Mr. Cotter has been a resident of Willimantic only a few years but Mrs. Cotter has been reared here and from one of the oldest and most cultured Irish families. The presents were numerous and of value into the hundreds of dollars. We wish them a long and happy life.

627. TWC Wed May 3 1882: A correspondent of Jewett City in speaking of the production of the play Rosedale in that village last week mentions former residents of this place in the following complimentary language; Mr. John W.F. Burleson, in the role of Elliott Gray, was the central figure of the drama. He appeared in full military uniform, in citizen’s dress, and in the disguise of “Call, the cracksman.” True to life in each character, he proved himself a true artist, interpreting the exacting part throughout with the dignity of ability of a Booth or a Wallack. His singing was as enjoyable as his fine acting and called forth only praise.
Mr. Edward F. Burleson was successful in the character of Miles McKenna, a bold, bad man. The part is an exacting one, demanding of an actor, spirit, force and “intensity of utterance.” Mr. Burleson possesses all of these requirements, and he made every word seem frieghted with the spirit of revenge and malice. His stage “make up” was perfect.
Mrs. E.F. Burleson appeared to excellent advantage as Lady Florence May. Her acting was true to life in every particular, and was highly complimented.
Mrs. J.W.F. Burleson played the part of Tabitha Stork finely. She was the very personification of dignity and womanly independence. As “Samantha” would say, “She had a haughty mien.” Doubtless Tabitha would respond, “Nothing of the sort.”
Miss Lou Young as Rosa Liegh was evidently in her element. She entered into the spirit of her part with the necessary vivacity and playfulness, and the character could not fail to please any audience.

628. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Mansfield.
It is very sickly in this, the north part of the town. Mrs. Orsemus Story lies very ill and Perry Holley is not expected to live at the present writing. He was taken Friday night by craziness and it takes strong men to hold him. The doctors pronounce it softening of the brain. Mrs. Lucius Cross of Gurleyville, was buried Saturday. Her family had but short warning of her death. She was a woman of exemplary character and her loss will be severely felt by all who knew her. Surely death is no respecter of persons.
Dr. Bennett of your village, had a narrow escape by driving off an embankment near the reservoir one dark night recently. He met a team and not seeing each other their wagons collided and the Dr. went over the embankment turning the horse and carriage over twice, happily no great damage was done but a broken carriage. We hear that the town authorities have compromised the matter and it is lucky that they have no worse man to deal with than the genial doctor. There will be a strong railing put up at once.
The question that agitates the public mind just now is what has Edwin Knowlton built that house down by the pickerel pond for? Some suggest that it is a creamery, but the location does not warrant that and when the proper time arrives, the aforesaid public will know the why and wherefore and what for and if for the pleasure of the public no pains will be spared by the gentlemanly proprietor to make it pleasant for all who make him a call. It has been suggested by the young people to dedicate it by a house warming.
The young people of Gurleyville and vicinity, after taking into consideration John Knowlton’s lonely condition gave him a surprise party Friday night. They were cordially received by the host and well entertained. Perhaps John will live up to the scriptural command and take unto himself a wife, if not he may look out for surprise parties at any time.

629. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Ashford.
It is expected that Hon. E.H. Palmer of Montville will deliver an address on temperance in the Baptist church at Warrenville, next Sabbath afternoon, May 7th. Services commence at 1 o’clock. Go and hear him. He is a wide-awake earnest speaker.

630. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Baltic.
The Baltic cornet band gave a concert and entertainment in the company hall, Baltic, last Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. The Taftville band enlivened the affair greatly Saturday evening with their excellent music. The receipts, which were considerable, go towards buying a uniform for the band.
Several families of Russian Jews have arrived from the old country and found employment at the mammoth cotton mill.
The Rev. Mr. Sargent of Jewett City will preach at Sprague hall, Baltic, next Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

631. TWC Wed May 3 1882: South Windham.
There has been considerable discussion here about the legality of several arrests which have been made here in the past. It was started at the time of the chase and capture of the assailants of Officer Worden by some of our citizens a few months ago, and revived a few days since by the arrest of the tramp who was supposed to be connected with crime at Norwich. He was followed by parties from this village and would have been arrested by them had not an officer been at hand; and it is claimed that this they had no right to do. According to the Connecticut Civil Officer the law in relation to making arrests (page 211) is as follows: “A constable may arrest felons and criminals without a warrant; and also persons charged, where a felony has actually been committed, and there probable grounds of suspicion against them, although they do not turn out to be guilty. When a felony has been committed, a constable may arrest and imprison the felon if necessary, until he can be carried before a justice of the peace and complaint be made against him; and after demand of entrance and refusal, he may break open doors to arrest the felon; and if in attempting to make such arrest, the constable or any person coming to his assistance, notice of the causes of his coming having been given, is killed, it is murder; and if the felon make resistance, so that he cannot be taken and he billed by the constable or other person coming to his assistance, it is justifiable homicide. A private person, likewise, who is present when any felony is committed, may not only be justified in arresting the felon, but if he escape through his negligence he subjects himself to fine and imprisonment and he may justify breaking open doors to arrest such felon; and if the felon cannot be otherwise taken it is justifiable; but if the felon kill the person attempting to arrest him it is murder. A private person may also make an arrest on probable suspicion, but cannot justify breaking open doors to do it, and if no felony has been committed he cannot be justified.”

632. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Mr. John Howland, a former principal of the Danielsonville high school, and Miss Sarah B. Chollar, a graduate of that school, are making preparations to enter the Christian missionary field in Mexico.

633. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Fred. Winslow’s prettiest baby received the prize at the glass blowers exhibition in Putnam Saturday last.

634. TWC Wed May 3 1882: E.A. Wheelock was awarded the rubber mounted harness at the band’s fair in Putnam, as the most popular mill agent, receiving 1,268 votes against 575 for G.A. Hammond.

635. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Brooklyn.
The Rev. Mr. Bessie of Boston, received a call of the Baptist church, and has read his letter of acceptance.
Mrs. Apollos Richmond who is boarding at Mrs. Whitcomb’s is seriously ill.
Mr. John Allerton is very sick with congestion of the lungs.
Mr. Bush who bought the Dyer Hill property is making extensive repairs.
Hon. Elias Main who has moved on to the old homestead farm is putting up some new buildings, repairing etc.
Riley Witter who bought the Herrick place, has improved the looks of the house very much by having a coat of paint put on.
Mrs. Sprague Bard’s house is much improved by a piazza on the west side.
Those in want of flowering plants, foliage plants of any description, or flower seeds will do well to visit the green house of Wm. R. Thurber before purchasing elsewhere as he never before had such a fine variety or so nice looking a lot of plants since he has been in the business. His sales have been very large this year, in consequence.
Arrivals about town this past week have been quite numerous. J. Frank Robinson has passed the Sabbath at his old home; Miss Fannie Bassett returned from the west, where she has been the past winter. Henry Burdick, of Cincinnati, Ohio, is passing a few days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.C. Burdick; Mr. Herbert Blake was in town over Sunday; Messrs. James F. Wheaton, Joseph Sharp, and Wm. Howland are home for a week.
The brick yard is short for help, have only about thirty men and would like to employ about 70 more. There seems to be a scarcity of laborers in this section and wages are high.

636. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Lebanon.
Our enterprising postmaster N.C. Barter Esq., with an eye to improvements, has provided a new post office which is larger, more attractive and commodious and better suited to the need of the public than the old one.
The suit of W.W. Brewster vs. Nye for the possession for a string of gold beads was decided by Justice W.G. Kingsley on Saturday in favor of defendant. Appealed.
A hearing in the case of Brewster vs. Nye to determine the ownership of a feather bed now in Nye’s possession and claimed by Brewster as belonging to his mother’s estate, was had before George D. Spencer of Deep River Judge of Probate for Lebanon on Tuesday of last week. The “finding” was reserved until Saturday May 6.
Capt. Henry W. Abell of Exeter has furnished your correspondence with a tabulated statement of his success in poultry line for each year since January 1st, 1869. The income from an average of 52 hens for the past 13 years and including the present year up to April 20th, sums up as allows: Number of dozens of eggs sold for cash or barter 6810, for which was received $1571.25. Weight of poultry sold_100 lbs., amounting to $341.00. Total _912.25. This is a good showing and will be found hard to beat. It should be stated that most of the eggs were sold at the door, many times from two to three cents per dozen less than could have been obtained elsewhere. Had they been carried to market as is usual among farmers, the aggregate would undoubtedly have reached if not exceeded $2000. Captain Abell, who has spent the greater part of his life upon the sea and lakes, possess some remarkable characteristics, among which is that of a most wonderful memory, particularly in regard to dates. The time day of the month and year upon which occurred nearly all the events of his life of sufficient importance to occasion remark, and those of a more trivial character, such as, for instance, a visit to Hartford or Norwich; when he sailed from Chicago; his arrival in Buffalo; a great snow storm; heavy frost or almost any natural phenomena not of an every day occurrence, being ineffaceably impressed upon his mind seldom if ever to be forgotten. The Captain leaves us in a few days or as soon as he can adjust some minor business matters for his new home in Kankakee county __. With him goes an entertaining and genial companion and life long friend, success to him wherever he is.

637. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Scotland.
The Center school began last Monday, Miss Ida Palmer, teacher.
Egbert Bass and C.A. Brown were drawn as jurors to attend the May session of the Superior court to be held at Brooklyn.
Dr. I.B. Gallup has removed his family __ Willimantic. Mr. and Mrs. A. Frink ___accompanied their daughter to her new home.

638. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Colchester.
A curious case of kidnapping occurred in the village on Monday. A child on its way to school was snatched up and carried away by a woman who lives in a remote part of the town.
The other part of the story is that she is the mother of the child, and has a strong natural affection for it. It was taken from its parents and put in the almshouse because they did not properly provide for it. The selectmen have found a home with a respectable farmer for the oldest son, and have kindly placed the two older girls in the Industrial school at Middletown. There is no question of their legal and moral right to place the remaining children in the custody of some one who will properly care for them.

639. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Columbia.
Mrs. Norman H. Clark spent a few days last week with her son in Hartford.
Wm. P. Robertson was in town over the Sabbath.
Lovely hyacinths in the garden of W.H. Yeomans.
David O. Fuller has recently lost a pair of oxen and a cow.
Mrs. Eliza Hartshon died at 5 o’clock in the morning of Sunday the 30th, age 79 years, after an illness of one week. The relatives and friends of the deceased lady assembled at her late residence on Tuesday at 2 o’clock p.m. Prayer by the pastor, after which the remains were conveyed to the cemetery and laid by the side of her husband who preceded her to the other world some fifteen years since, and then the funeral services were continued at the church of which Mrs. H. was a consistent member. She was a lady highly esteemed and respected by all and will be much missed by a large circle of friends, especially her acquaintances on Columbia green.
School began in the Centre district on Monday, Miss Hortense Downer teacher.

640. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Born.
Gardner—In Andover, April 30th, a son to George and Addie Gardner, (11 pounds.)

641. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Married.
Smith-Nystrom—In Willimantic, April 27th, by the Rev. G.W. Holman, Mr. Geo. L.F. Smith and Miss Anna C. Nystrom, both of Plainville, Mass.
Arnold-More—In Mansfield, April 24th, Mr. Henry Arnold and Miss Jennie More both of Mansfield.
Cotter-Gavigan—In Willimantic, May 2d, by the Rev. Fl. DeBruycker, Mr. Joseph Cotter and Miss Katie Gavigan, both of this place.

642. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Died.
Roberts—In Willimantic, May 2d, Betsey B. Roberts, aged 71 years.
Abel—In Willimantic, May 2, Jeannette Abel, aged 63 years.
Cryan—In Willimantic, April 28th, Patrick Cryan, aged 80 years.
Bushey—In Willimantic, April 30th, Denema Bushey, aged 19 months.
Webber—In Willimantic, April 16th, Nellie Louise, daughter of R.L. Webber, aged 16 years.

643. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Indians on the war-path in Arizona have killed twenty persons at the San Carlos agency and about the same number on Eagle Creek. At the latter place they killed a man named McMaster, his wife and children and ten Mexicans.

644. TWC Wed May 3 1882: An Atcheson (Kansas) correspondent asserts positively that Frank James, brother of the late Jesse James, the Missouri outlaw, recently passed through that city with four other men, and that he was organizing a gang having for its object the extermination of the Ford Brothers and all others connected with the killing of Jesse.

645. TWC Wed May 3 1882: During a fight in New Mexico between the hostiles and Indian scouts and troops four scouts and three soldiers were killed and four soldiers wounded. A man who arrived at Lordsburg, N.M., from the Gila river says he assited in burying twenty settlers, killed by the Indians, and that several others were missing.

646. TWC Wed May 3 1882: Stanislaus Metas, aged nine, arrived at Safford, Arizona, from Stevens’ sheep camp with the following dreadful story of the recent Indian massacre: “Before daylight the Indians attacked the camp while we were all asleep. My father and five other men attempted to get their guns, but were too late. The Indians rushed in from all sides and overpowered them before a shot could be fired. The work of slaughter then began. An Indian put the muzzle of is gun against the head of one man and fired, blowing his brains against the door and walls. I saw them kill my mother and two brothers by beating their brains out with stones. They killed five persons, and tied my father and tortured him most dreadfully. He begged them to spare him, but they only tortured him the more and finally they split his skull with an ax. An Indian squaw, the wife of one of four friendly Apache sheep herders who worked with us, saved my life by holding me behind her and begging them to spare me. When all the Mexicans were dead except me the Indians left.” The squaw who arrived with the boy said there were ninety-three Indians in the attacking party. The outbreak is the most disastrous which ever occurred in Arizona, not less than forty persons having been killed.

647. TWC Wed May 3 1882: The town of Galeyville, in Arizona, just over the New Mexico line, has been burned and completely destroyed by Apache Indians. Thirty white people were killed.

648. TWC Wed May 3 1882: The Wasp and the Minister. Congregations are often brought to the brink of an explosion of mirth without knowing it. Such was the case in a Hartford church. The godly and eloquent pastor was in the midst of his powerful discourse. The large congregation hung upon his lips as he moved up to the climax of his argument. He himself was deeply absorbed in his work, as his ringing voice and forcible action showed. Just then he somehow became aware of a distraction near at hand, and glancing obliquely, espied a colossal wasp perched upon his left shoulder. A second glance was conclusive. The wasp was brindling and humping himself in a manner that meant mischief. He was in no haste, but, as if knowing his advantage, he leisurely performed those agile and ominous gymnastics which are the preparations and signals of assault. He would torment the helpless minister before stabbing him. All this the parson comprehended with concealed terror, meanwhile pushing along the vigor of his speech, and keeping up the boom of his discourse. Mysterious is the complex movement of the human mind. Futile was the intimidation, fugacious the hope, vain the plan, fatal the delay of that wasp. Procrastination and pride was his destruction. An inspiration seized the parson now working double lines of thought. His plan was formed and executed with such a rapidity and success that the congregation were ignorant of the splendid strategy. Raising his voice to an unwonted strain, he swung is right arm around to that left shoulder, plucked the astonished wasp therefrom, placed him upon the desk, and, shouting in stentorian tones, “Yes, my beloved hearers,” brought his clenched fist down upon that precise spot whereon his enemy lay, with an energy that made the big Bible leap, raised a cloud of dust from the cushion, and carried complete conviction both to the body of the wasp and the minds and hearts of the spell-bound congregation. It was the climax of his discourse. So instantaneously was the maneuver executed that none detected the real occasion for it, and the edified hearers remarked to one another, as they left the church, the uncommon earnestness and vigor of their beloved pastor’s delivery that day.—Hartford Courant.

649. TWC Wed May 10 1882: About Town.
D.E. Potter is building a house on Oak street.
J.D. Jillson has opened a dental office in Cranston building.
Allen B. Lincoln of the Providence Press was home over Sunday.
Hyde Kingsley employs a new and substantial wagon in his lumber and coal business.
Mr. Samuel J. Miller has been appointed inspector of target practice, with rank of captain, by Col. W.H. Tubbs of the Third Regiment.
There will be an auction of household goods belonging to Joseph P. Abel at his residence corner of Maple and Bellevue streets Saturday, May 13, at 4 o’clock.
The store to be occupied by Hunn & Co’s. pharmacy is being elaborately finished in ash. So far as we know, it will be the most elegant store in eastern Connecticut.
In speaking of the different ranges used by the state militia the Courant refers to the one in this village as being “new last year and one of the best in the state.” The Willimantic Rifle club has an interest in it.

650. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Among the numerous out of town attendants at the funeral of Thomas Turner was W.C. Witter Esq., brother of Mrs. Turner. He is a thrifty New York lawyer and a graduate from the law office of J.R. Arnold Esq., of this place.

651. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Mr. Theodore M. Ives of New York, has been elected a director of the Willimantic Linen Co. to take the place of the late Mr. Thomas Smith. Who will be made president of the company is not yet made public, but it is understood that there are two or three who are anxious.

652. TWC Wed May 10 1882: The Superior court which was to come in yesterday has been postponed a week and sits next Tuesday with Judge Hovey on the bench. The term will be held at Brooklyn. One hundred and thirty-six cases are noticed for trial, twenty-one of which are in the jury docket.

653. TWC Wed May 10 1882: A young son of Jerry Geary while clambering about the unfinished house of John Hickey on Bassett park Sunday fell two stories from a beam. The descent left him unconscious and also with a scalp wound three inches in length which was dressed by Dr. McNally.

654. TWC Wed May 10 1882: A canvasser is at work soliciting subscribers for the establishment of a telephone exchange in this place. The attempt has been made before and we hope it may this time be made successfully. It will be a part of the Connecticut telephone system which communicates with nearly all important places in the state.

655. TWC Wed May 10 1882: The Rev. T.W. Broderick of New London, one of the bright sons of Mr. Edward sons of Mr. Edward Broderick of this village, left for Hartford Tuesday morning to attend the synod, but left there Tuesday afternoon for New York where this morning he took passage in the steamship Gallia of the Cunard line for Europe. He will first visit Rome, after which he will make an extensive tour through the country, visiting the prinicipal places in Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Austria, England and Ireland, and will return in about five months.

656. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Dr. Gallup may now be found at his residence on Pearl street.

657. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Mr. C.E. Congdon has bought the vacant lot north of the Methodist church of that society.

658. TWC Wed May 10 1882: E.W. French has taken the agency for the Mason & Hamlin and other organs of eminent make. He is selling out his sewing machine supplies at cost at his office, 58 Union street.

659. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Continued ill health necessitates the dissolution of partnership in the Boston Furniture store. Mr. Finnegan retires and Mr. Casey will continue the business in the same location, and a large stock of furniture will be carried as heretofore.

660. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Mr. and Mrs. Henry Mason while driving from South Coventry to this village Tuesday were thrown out and badly bruised. Mr. Mason remaining unconscious for some time. The young horse which they were driving became frightened and shied capsizing the wagon.

661. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Bernard Bell, the shoemaker who has occupied a room under Brainard house for upwards of a dozen years, took a sudden and clandestine departure from this village on Monday of last week and left no hint to his destination. He was a quiet, industrious and accumulative citizen but it is understood that domestic trouble was the cause of his departure.

662. TWC Wed May 10 1882: M.O. Laughna, a New York artist, has just completed a pencil sketch of Willimantic for the purpose of engraving a birds-eye view of the village. It will differ from the one already in existence by representing a perfect draft of each house and by being more extensive and elaborate. Some of the principal buildings will be engraved separately and printed in the margin of the picture. It will be ready for distribution about the 1st of July.

663. TWC Wed May 10 1882: “An exchange says: “C.L. Bottum of Willimantic, Ct., and G.R. Trescott of Trescott & Long of Livonia, N.Y., have started anew an old silk mill in Springfield under the firm name of Bottum & Trescott. Mr. Bottum’s name guarantees the firm a favorable reception among silk buyers, as he has gained considerable reputation as a manufacturer at Willimantic and his trade mark is widely known. The other partner is new to the manufacture, but has had considerable experience in selling silks. They have taken a five-years lease of the premises from Horace Smith and are getting in improved machinery as fast as it can be supplied by W.G. & A.R. Morrison.

664. TWC Wed May 10 1882: John O’Laughlin, the tramp arrested near this place by Officer Flynn some time since on suspicion of having committed an assault on a Norwich lady and who gave evidence at that time of not having a sound mind, created a stir in the North courtroom Monday by jumping up on a seat and declaiming is unintelligible language at a rapid rate, but among the great volume of words stood out bold and firm the declaration, “I have been regularly baptized and my name is registered in high heaven!” He was requested to be silent by the court, but he paid no heed. He was approached by the sheriff but remained resolute and unterrified, jabbering on with unabated vigor. The sheriff set him down but he determinedly rose up and continued to talk. He was finally hand cuffed and removed from the court room. He was adjudged insane, and on motion of the state’s attorney his case was nolled and he was turned over to the town authorities.

665. TWC Wed May 10 1882: From among the members of the Young Men’s Athletic club a base ball club was formed Tuesday evening, and will be known as the Athletic’s. It is made up as follows: M. Gallivan, catcher; T. Sullivan, pitcher; J. Savage, short stop, J. Hinchey, first base; J. Kearns, second base; T. Leary, third base; P. Fitzpatrick, left field; O. Ronan, centre field; M. Cryne, right field. Manager, T. Leary; captain, O. Ronan; correspondent secretary, J. Sweeney, Jr. The club is now ready to receive challenges from any amateur organization in the state.

666. TWC Wed May 10 1882: The Warden comes out with a timely notice ordering the abatement of all nuisances which may induce disease. He says “the absence of a proper system of sewerage and water makes it imperative that all precautionary measures in our power be adopted for the promotion of the public health.” To his judicious utterance the borough by law relating to the matter is appended with the admonition that it will be strictly enforced. The proper time for attending to these matters is before the teaching of experience compels it. There are a number of places in the village near the principal thoroughfares which will have to be improved before they will have to be improved before they will be in a perfectly healthful condition.

667. TWC Wed May 10 1882: At an adjourned meeting of the court of burgesses held at their office, Tuesday forenoon, the following business was transacted: Voted to allow the Messrs Morrison to erect telephone poles on Valley street by obtaining consent of property owners where said poles are erected subject to the approval of the committee of the court of burgesses. Petition of the Telephone Co. for the erection of poles for the use of their project, was received and liberty granted on same conditions as given the Messrs. Morrison. Warden Baldwin, Burgesses Buck, Congdon and Miller were appointed a committee on erection of telephone poles. Voted to grant permission to the Willimantic Linen Co., to grade South main street under the direction of the warden of the borough in accordance with plans submitted, said grading to be done free of any expense to the borough. Voted to pay the following bills: Wm. Vanderman, $5.71; James Conlin, $16.82; J.C. Lincoln, $52.50; John C. Smith, $86.00; Michael Sullivan, $142.22; L.E. Baldiwn, $18.25. A petition was received from C.B. Pomeroy and twenty others for layout of the new street between the house of said Pomeroy and Edwin Bugbee running north about 400 feet.

668. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Some two weeks ago Mr. Perkins Ladd, who resides on the road to South Windham near “dug out,” met with a severe accident. He was working at a saw mill in Lebanon and while about his duties a slab from a log flew from the saw and pierced his leg just above the knee. Proper precaution to save his life from the loss of blood was taken by his companions and he was taken home where Dr. Houghton was called to treat him. Examination showed that the main arteries of his leg were disjoined and the wound was dressed with the greatest care to establish circulation of the blood and save the member. After a short time mortification set in and the only chance of life,--which was before dubious,--was amputation. A counsel of five physicians was convened Friday and it was decided to perform the operation immediately. It was performed successfully with very little loss of blood by Dr. F.H. Houghton in the presence and with the assistance of Drs. Bennett, Samuel and C.H. David and H.S. Trigg, of Hartford. The chances for the man’s recovery were very slight from the fact that he had very little vitality, not having fully recovered from the shock of the accident. He did not recover from this greater shock and died in about four hours after the operation.

669. TWC Wed May 10 1882: One Charlton H. Davis, a man who some two months ago came from New York to superintend the gold mining company of Ashford was on Monday arrested for rape committed on Mary J. Whittaker of Ashford a young girl but thirteen years old. Davis was arranged before Justice Brooks of Ashford, pleaded not guilty, and asked for an adjournment of the case for one week which the court granted, fixing his bail at $1000, which the accused not being able to give he was placed in the hands of the officer to be held till the adjourned court. The accused claims that he has a wealthy brother in New York city who will assist him in making a defense to the crime with which he is charged. Those who have known Davis since his presence in Ashford very much doubt his story, but the justice concluded to give him opportunity to verify what he stated. John L. Hunter appeared for the prosecution and C.M. Brooks for the accused.

670. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Miss Sallie Wenberg and her little brother Bennie were out trouting on a brook near Willington Hollow on Friday last and noticing what they supposed to be a full dressed doll in the water. Sallie pushed it ashore with her fish pole when it proved to be the body of a full grown infant. The town authorities were notified and on Sunday an inquest was held before the jury one Ida Button, an employee in the Daleville woolen mill, formerly of Holyoke, acknowledged that she was the mother of the child; that no one was present at its birth; that after a short period of unconsciousness at the time she found that the child was dead, and that she placed the dead body in a trunk or drawer of a bureau, acquainting no one with the facts of the birth and death. The girl also laid the paternity of the infant upon one Sparrow, a young man residing with his father in Willington between the glass factory village and the hollow. She further stated that after the body had lain for a number of weeks, having put some salt on the body as she testified, she placed it in an old satchel with some stones, and sank it in the brook where it was found. She said that she made this disposition of it to conceal its birth.

671. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Thomas Turner.—Hardly has the tender feeling of sorrow vanished from this community over the loss of two of its old and respected citizens who have been towers of strength during our entire prosperity, than we are called upon to mourn the demise of one whose hand has been powerfully felt for good through almost a generation. The sad event which terminates the mortal career of Mr. Thomas Turner occurred last Thursday morning at one o’clock. Although the end came not unwarned its unwelcome tidings sink none the less deeply into the sorrowful sentiment of our people and find expression unstinted. The coil of life had for more than sixty years encircled a capstan free from the ravages of disease, with but one exception. Some months ago the germs of an incurable malady took possession of his frame and baffled the skill of learning to stay their progress. Soon after the first prostration his indomitable will revolted against the tyranny of disease and he defied it. But the grim destroyer had marked him for its victim and would not be shaken off. Through the weary months that followed he contested the inroads of his affliction with the obstinacy of one used to hard knocks and battles in life, and the cord was snapped asunder when strength to wrestle did not longer remain. With him earth is done, but he was woven a warp that will be consolation to his bereaved family and be pointed to in after life with admiration. Comparatively few men live whose death deserves so favorable notice. Mr. Turner is a native of England, born in the year 1819, he emigrated from Manchester to cast his future in the “land of the free and the home of the brave” when 23 years of age bringing with him his wife and child. His destination was Daleville in Willington, and he entered the employ of Mr. Dale as an overseer in the manufacture of silk fabrics. When fairly settled at his labors the wheel of legislation, which grinds the hopes of many, dealt to that industry a fatal blow and he was cast upon the world to earn his bread the best he could. By frugality and industry he obtained subsistence for his family until, in about two years, he obtained a situation with the Windham manufacturing company in this place as an overseer, but shortly afterwards accepted a similar position in the Hayden mills. His services for these companies run over a space of about five years at the end of which time his failing health compelled him to resign. His condition did not improve and he began to go down hill notwithstanding he procured the best medical assistance at hand. He had hemorrhages of the lungs and was given up by the physicians to die. About this time a plain Scotchman from Colchester who had some knowledge of medicine and a good deal of common sense induced Mr. Turner to put himself under his treatment. Having no means of support his friend took him to Colchester where he remained about two years and fully recovered his health. He then came back to this place and entered the employ of Lord & Bassett as a peddler. In company with the late G.W. Hanover he bought out the business, consisting of a stock of general merchandise, of Lord & Bassett and carried on the business for about four years when he removed to New York and went into the manufacture of shoes. He soon transferred that business to New Canaan, as the city did not agree with him, where he pursued the enterprise and five years successfully.
He came to Willimantic on a visit and to renew his old acquaintance in 1859, and in the meantime bought property at the corner of Church and Main streets of C.H. Davison and determined to settle here. At this point his career as one of the most important factors in the upbuilding of this village begins. He engaged in the dry goods business in 1860 and by energy and enterprise made money rapidly during the war period. In 1865 he took his son, Albert S. into partnership and the firm continued until 1867. His second real estate purchase was a large tract of land lying on the side-hill to the north, and immediately he began the layout of Maple street and divide the property into building lots. He purchased the J.B. Lord estate and about five years ago began the erection of Commercial block, which will stand as a monument to his name. In real estate he has been largely interested and has been an extensive builder. Not long ago he purchased the Rollinson property and immediately began a system of improvements. This was his last business transaction.
Industry, progress and enterprise were the distinguishing traits of his character and he would move heaven and earth but that he would accomplish his aims. He never forgot that persistency was the king-bolt of all success and to turn him from his purpose it would be as easy to compel water to run up hill. Possessed of a remarkable foresight he was shrewd and calculating, and withal honest and just in dealing with his fellowmen. Enjoying the unlimited confidence of businessmen he was often sought for sound advice which he cheerfully gave. We have often noticed his zeal in the advocacy of public matters which were for the good of the community and were surprised that he should take so lively an interest in public enterprises when he had to put his hand deepest into his pocket to meet their cost. Willimantic owes her prosperity to no single individual more than him. He never sought public office and had no ambition to serve in that direction. He was devoted to the Methodist church and as in business did all he could to advance its interests, in many respects he was an exemplary man. Humanity does not exist without the blemish of a fault but a multitude of virtues hide the rough edges of fallibility and atone for imperfection. The history of the names we love to honor when minutely scrutinized reveals the failings which we all deplore.
Mr. Turner had reached his sixty-third year and died of cystitis. He has twice been married and leaves a wife and four children—Albert S. Turner, Mrs. D.H. Clark, Mrs. E.F. Trowbridge, Mrs. G.H. Allen (adopted). The funeral was attended at the Methodist church Sunday at 2 o’clock by a large concourse of people and Rev. S. McBurney offered an able tribute to the deceased. He was buried at Willimantic cemetery with Masonic honors.

672. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Scotland.
Lewis Burlingham has the timber for his new house on the grounds, and work will be commenced in a few days. Jas. Picknell of Willimantic has the contract for the wood work.
Rev. S. McBurney administered the Lord’s supper at the Congregational church last Sunday.
A.F. Hebard has been laid up with rheumatism nearly ever since he moved to Willimantic.
Mrs. Jesse Burnham, who has been ill for some time at the house of Henry Carey, died on Tuesday night.

673. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Charles Brophy, of Dayville, was run over last Saturday by a stone drag. He received several bad scalp wounds; his ear was partly cut off, and he was badly cut about the head. The lad’s condition is critical.

674. TWC Wed May 10 1882: The Merrick Thread company of Holyoke, has recently completed a new mill 304 by 90 feet, which is now ready for machinery.

675. TWC Wed May 10 1882: A sad and fatal accident occurred in Plainfield Thursday. Mrs. Daniel Danforth, residing about one-fourth of a mile east of the post office, was at work in the yard and while in the act of setting fire to some brush, the back of her dress caught fire, and got under some little headway before she discovered it. Her husband was near by, but being himself in poor condition physically was unable to render any further assistance beyond seeking for help from the neighbors. Meantime his wife had run into the house, the flames all the while making rapid headway, and when reached by neighbors was in a condition most pitiable, her clothes nearly all being burnt, the flesh itself blackened by the flame, and the poor woman suffering the most intense pain. A physician was summoned, and every effort was made to relieve her of her great suffering until about 8 o’clock Friday morning, when death came to her release. Several years ago a daughter of the family was burned to death in a similar manner.

676. TWC Wed May 10 1882: The Polish Jews make poor mill help. Those who were taken to Taftville to work in the Ponemah mills have been sent back to New York. They did not understand a word of English, and constantly exhibited signs of distrust and fear. They seemed to comprehend what labor is but exhibited a disinclination to become too familiar with the work. The first delegation left Norwich for the west last Thursday evening.
On Sunday morning another squad composed of two men, three woman and a bevy of children arrived in Norwich on the steamer City of Norwich, direct from Castle Garden. They did not know what they came here for, had a little bedding but no place of destination, and spent the day on the wharf. They were visited by a large number of people. The town authorities reshipped them bag and baggage on the steamer City of Lawrence, Sunday evening.

677. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Cannon, the Mormon delegate expelled from Congress, has cheekily petitioned his would be colleagues to authorize the payment to him, as a delegate to the forty-seventh congress of his full salary, mileage and stationery allowance for the whole term.

678. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Lebanon.
Charles H. Munn of Exeter, died very suddenly on Tuesday of last week. Mr. Munn had been in his usual health, apparently, until within a few days of his death. He was not supposed to be in any immediate danger either by himself or family; his last words to his wife being that he should go out on the following day and superintend the setting out of some peach trees that had recently been purchased. An autopsy by Doctors Barber and Chase revealed the cause of death to have been fatty degeneration of the heart, as had already been conjectured. The other internal organs being in a general state of collapse.
On the night of Wednesday, May 4, the store of N.C. Barker & Co. and the shop of James W. Stedman was again burglarized and property stolen. The post office was robbed of all the letters, comprising the morning’s outgoing mail, one of which contained a check for over one hundred dollars. Several watch chains, a pair of shoes and some other articles were also taken. From Stedman’s only shoemaker’s tools and findings were stolen. Evidently the thief, whoever he is, intends to do his own cobbling hereafter. William Davis, an itinerant chair mender, was arrested on suspicion, but succeeded in giving a satisfactory account of himself and whereabouts on the night in question, and was discharged. It is hoped that our officers will yet succeed in ferreting out the matter, as a feeling of great insecurity exists and will as long as the thief, or thieves, remain undetected.
George Peckham a young muscular colored man about 20 years of age, conceiving that he had a grievance against his brother-in-law, Henry W. Smith, called upon him on Tuesday of last week for the purpose of administering reproof and correction. The peremptory summons to “come down” from a load of wood, which Henry was unloading, and receive punishment, not being heeded George became importunate and insisted vehemently, and finally imitating the old man in the spelling book, “tried what virtue there was in stones.” This had the desired effect and a first-class variety show was the result. When the circus ended, which was very soon after it commenced, George painfully took his departure homeward with a “head on him” that would have inspired awe in the heart of a Zulu. Later in the day the young man was arrested by Officer Peckham on a charge of assault, taken before justice Walter G. Kingsley and fined one dollar and costs, in default of which he was committed.

679. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Columbia.
Mrs. Mary Wells, who has occupied the house of the late Mrs. Eliza Hartshon with the latter for the past fifteen years, will remove to the residence of her son in Lebanon this week.
Last Sabbath the Sabbath school reorganized and made the following choice of officers: Sup’t., S.B. West; Assistant Sup’t., C.E. Little; Secretary and Treasurer, Casper Isham; Librarian, Henry Richardson; Assistants, Edward P. Lyman and C. Isham.
Leander Richardson, after taking the matter into consideration, has concluded to accept the position of deacon in the church.
The remains of Charles Munn of Lebanon, were deposited in this cemetery on Sunday morning and the funeral services further continued at the church. Friends from Liberty Hill accompanied the widow and sang at the grave “Shall we meet beyond the River.” Much sympathy was expressed for the bereft wife as she was the sole mourner, the friends of the deceased living at a distance and her relatives all having gone before.
Wm. H. Yeomans has been suffering from an attack of malaria.

680. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Mansfield Center.
The will of Mrs. Emily Trowbridge, of which mention was made in the Chronicle a short time since, and which was probated before Judge Fenton on an exparte hearing was contested before the same court, Monday, May 1st. Adaline Wait petitioner, Joel R. Arnold, Esq., of Willimantic, for the plaintiff and Hon. Huber Clark of the same place, for the defense. It appeared from the testimony of George M. Crane, Esq., who wrote the will and who was executor, that it was written some time before its execution; the party named as devisee was John Wait, the husband of the above named petitioner, who was a niece of the testatrix. It also appeared from Mr. Crane’s testimony that Mrs. Trowbridge, from some cause, wished to change the name of the legatee mentioned to that of Albert Hartson of North Windham, and for that purpose, also for executing the will, she came to his house in the evening with the necessary witnesses, and being very capricious and sensitive about the matter, enjoining the utmost secrecy in the affair and apparently in a great hurry, desirous of having the business accomplished as quickly as possible did not give Mr. Crane, who had just returned from Willimantic and benumbed with the cold, a reasonable time to consider on the matter before executing the instrument. Mr. Crane, after the testatrix and two of the witnesses had departed, according to her expressed wish, erased the name of John Wait and substituted that of Albert Hartson. This act proved fatal in the will and it was declared void. Consequently a new administrator, Ralph W. Storrs, was appointed and the property will go to her legal heirs. In justice to Mr. Crane it should be said that he was acting according to her explicit orders and it was an oversight, his making the change subsequent to the departure of the witnesses.
The same day, at the same place, before Justice Fenton there was another court. The parties concerned in this suit were Frank Freeman of Spring Hill, Joseph Gelina of Willington, Henry Huntington of Mansfield Depot, and George Merrow of Merrowville. This action was brought by Freeman to recover a debt due him from Gelina and for which he copied funds in the hands of Huntington, which funds Merrow claimed belonged to him by assignment. This case was an unusually complicated, three cornered affair. Hunter for Merrow and Sumner for the rest. One party charged the other with having no business there, the other claiming as much right there as anybody; the proceedings closely resembling "Midshipman Easy’s triangular duel.” Chin music was plenty and frequent which finally resulted in an execution including debt and cost in Freeman’s favor.
Rev. Kiah B. Glidden exchanged pulpits with Rev. Mr. Free of Willimantic, a week ago last Sabbath, which change proved very acceptable to those of the congregation who had the pleasure of listening to Mr. Free.
The Mansfield drum corps gave John Bolles, the “veteran stage driver,” their weekly serenade last Saturday evening.

681. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Hebron.
The losses in the late fire have all been adjusted as follows: Middlesex Mutual, G. R. Bestor’s house, $800, store $400; H. Bassett’s house, $300; school house, $800; Hartford County Mutual, S.G. Gilbert’s house, etc., $2,400; Mrs. M.L. Loomis’ house, etc., $850; A.F. Norton’s house and barn, $1,100; Continental of New York, Congregational church and organ, $4,500; Hartford Fire, L.H. Leonard’s stock of goods, $1,900, and sundry small damages to other buildings, paid by several companies, amounting to about $100.
The first school district has instructed its committee, E.J. Wilcox, chairman, to receive proposals for the building of a new school house, and report to the meeting to be held the evening of the 20th inst.
The Congregational society have appointed a committee to submit plans for a new church, and have voted to call Rev. Mr. Cutler, late from the Hartford Theological seminary.

682. TWC Wed May 10 1882: South Coventry.
The family of Henry F. Dimock are expected about the middle of June. Last week the finishing touches were put on the barn and now all the outbuildings—Miss Susie’s play house included—are rejoicing in a new coat of red paint.
Mrs. Walter Briggs and son are spending a few weeks in New York.
Fred Sweet has gone to housekeeping in the tenement adjoining his store.
Mrs. Clarance Hoxie and Mrs. William Sweet are with friends in Brooklyn, N.Y.
A lady friend visiting Mrs. Paterson at the Hale place died at that place last week and her remains were taken home to New York for burial.
Lucian Hicks has moved his family to the Homestead occupied by his late father on South street.
Geo. Marcy contemplates the erection of a house near his barn on the Lord lot he having sold his residence and adjacent building and the original Booth place to Chas. Barney of New York, for a summer residence.
Henry F. Dimock’s carriages have been taken to Burnham’s of Willimantic, for painting.
Miss Annie Stewart, a young lady in the employ of Morgan and Botton, died of typhoid fever at the residence of her father on South street last Saturday afternoon at 4 o’clock. Much sympathy is felt for the afflicted family.

683. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Ashford.
Col. Chas. L. Dean who has represented the town of Ashford in the legislature for two years past, had a son born on the 5th, in Malden, Mass. that being the place where he boards when attending to his very large and extensive glass business in Boston of which he is the senior member of the firm of Dean, Foster & Co., although having been married some over a dozen years we believe this is the first time he has been blest with children. We are glad that the gallant Colonel has become a father.

684. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Died.
Spencer—In Willimantic, May 9th, George O. Spencer, aged 46 years.
Capril—In Coventry, May 6, Sylvanus Capril, aged 67 years.
Turner—In Willimantic, May 6th, Thomas Turner, aged 63 years.
Hughes—In Hampton, May 6th, Julia A. Hughes, aged 66 years.
Stewart—In South Coventry, May 8, Annie J. Stewart, aged 18 years.

685. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Born.
Dean—In Malden, Mass., May 5th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Charles L. Dean.

686. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Mrs. Scoville, Guiteau’s sister and wife of the assassin’s counsel, lectured the other night in New York to an audience of about eighty persons. The lecture was mainly devoted to her brother, whom she declared insane, and to religious subjects.

687. TWC Wed May 10 1882: Some one sent two infernal machines in the shape of parcels containing explosive material to William H. Vanderbilt and Cyrus W. Field through the New York city mail; but while still in possession of the post office officials both parcels exploded, luckily, however, without doing any injury. The parcels contained gun cotton, sulphuric acid and other chemicals, and were arranged that when opened suddenly they would explode. A parcel of a similar character, intended evidently for Mr. Walling, superintendent of the New York police, was left by mistake in the basement of the house of a gentleman who lives near the superintendent and who strikingly resembles him in features. That parcel also exploded without doing any injury.

688. TWC Wed May 10 1882: All the ranches in Sulphur Springs valley, Arizona, have been burned by the marauding Apaches.

689. TWC Wed May 10 1882: To companies of the Sixth United States cavalry, commanded by Captain Tupper, have had a severe fight with the Indians in Arizona under Chief Loco. The Indians lost twelve or fifteen of their number, and the troops had one man killed and several wounded.

690. TWC Wed May 10 1882: A dispatch received at Santa Fe, New Mexico, states that a column of Mexican troops under command of Colonel Garcia met the Indians whom Colonel Forsyth had been pursuing through Arizona, killed seventy-eight of them and took thirty-three prisoners.

691. TWC Wed May 10 1882: The Indian troubles in Arizona have subsided. In the fight on the border between the Mexicans, under General Garcia, and Loco’s band, the Indians lost seventy-eight killed and all their stock. Loco himself was killed and thirty three Indians taken prisoners. The Mexicans’ loss is said to be twenty-seven killed and wounded. A careful summary shows a total of 141 whites and Mexicans killed by Indians during the outbreak, 500 head of stock killed and captured and over $75,000 worth of property destroyed.

692. TWC Wed May 10 1882: United States troops under Colonel Forsyth had a fight with the murderous Apaches in Arizona. The troops had several of their number killed and wounded, and six of the Indians were killed.

693. TWC Wed May 10 1882: It is said that if you have presence of mind enough to face a raging bull and look straight into his eyes he is powerless to do you harm. “We tried this experiment once,” says an agricultural contemporary, “and found it worked admirably. The fierce animal tore the ground with his feet and bellowed with all his might, but something seemed to hold him back like magic, and he did us no injury. Perhaps we ought to add, in order to be correct historically, that the bull was on the other side of a fence. We never try an experiment of that kind without taking proper precautions beforehand.”

694. TWC Wed May 17, 1882: About Town.
Mill No. 2 of the Linen company is being re-shingled.
Dr. D. Dalton Jacobs has bought a drug store of E.O. Hersey in Putnam.
As the emblem of his profession Dr. Hamlin hangs a huge gilded tooth from his office front.
Dr. Daniel McGuinness has removed his office and residence to 48 Church street, Bingham’s block.
The Rev. Mr. Brooks of Putnam occupied the Congregational pulpit on Sunday in exchange with Pastor Free.
Rev. Father Arnold, curate at St. Joseph church has been granted a leave of absence and will sail for Europe May 27th.
James H. French has purchased a livery stable in Bridgeport, and besides this business he will be engaged in the manufacture of his patent fire kindlers.
A.B. Holmes has made a pretty good record in his sales during the oyster season. He has sold 1862 gallons of solid oysters and opened 630 bushels from the shell.
A railroad official telegraphed Wednesday, from New Haven to Willimantic, ordering a special dinner. He took the train and arrived at the hotel an hour before the message reached its destination.

695. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Notwithstanding the backwardness of the season Mr, John Babcock of South Windham lays on our desk some stalks of rye measuring three feet in height headed out. He says that the same piece of land has produced rye of equal growth fifteen days earlier. Generally this grain is sprouted but a few inches above ground.

696. TWC Wed May 17 1882: The following persons have been elected officers of the Willimantic Reform society: President, Rev. J.L. Barlow; Vice-presidents, John Brown, J.A. Conant, J.A. Lewis; Secretary and Treasurer, George Smith; Executive Committee, Joel Fox, W.D. Pember, Thomas Aurelio; Chorister, E.F. Reed; Organist, Miss Ida Bromley. Meetings will hereafter be held every Sabbath afternoon at 5:30 instead of 5 o’clock.

697. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Edward F. Hovey, formerly of this place, a celebrated rifle shot, the other day in a match made one of the best scores on record in Colorado. Out of a possible 500 points he made 431. One hundred shots were fired at a two hundred yard range, off-hand, with a Winchester rifle. Nick Williams, the champion shot of the Pacific slope, in his recent match with John P. Lower, made the same score.

699. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Wm. H. Yeomans has been appointed superintendent of the Housatonic R.R., and assumed charge of it May 15th. He was for a long time connected with the old H.P. & F.R.R., in various capacities and afterwards was for a number of years superintendent of the Connecticut Western R.R. Mr. Yeomans is well known in this part of the state as a first-class railroad man and we are glad to learn that he is now to have a chance to run a first class railroad.

700. TWC Wed May 17 1882: The court of burgesses at their meeting Monday evening, voted to lay out the extension of Church street and a street running northerly from Prospect between the premises of C.B. Pomeroy and Edwin Bugbee and also to lay out Summit street east from Chestnut street to the extension of Church street, and that all the specification to be presented to a borough meeting for approval. Thomas Crandall was appointed a special constable. Paid D.S. Billings, $10.

701. TWC Wed May 17 1882: The directors of the Willimantic Linen company on Saturday elected Colonel William E. Barrows to the office of president, made vacant by the death of Deacon Thomas Smith, and have chosen Colonel Lucius A. Barbour of Hartford to the office of treasurer. The president’s position is made an active one, and Colonel Barrows with it retains the place of general manager which he has held for the past six years. Col. Barbour, the new treasurer, is a well known Hartford gentleman of excellent business qualifications and experience, and largely interested in the company.

702. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Real estate has been unusually active during the past month. Dr. J.D. Bentley has bought a building lot of Mrs. Jane Holland, 119x130 feet dimensions located on the proposed extension of Church street north of Prospect and adjoining lands of A.J. Bowen. He is having plans prepared and it is expected will erect a house this season. A.J. Bowen Esq., has purchased a tract of land lying just outside the borough limits on High street from Geo. E. Snow. Sarah A. Carey has bought of John S. Smith a parcel of land located near the latter’s homestead. Henry P. Potter has bought an area of land lying on the Willimantic river beyond the Windham company’s property. Lincoln & Boss have disposed of a house and lot to Frank Lincoln at the corner of Spruce and Prospect streets and also a house and lot located on Spruce street to Margaret Carroll. The sale of the William Johnson place in Windham Centre by Harlow H. Holmes, Jr., has been made to Chauncey H. Wilson.

703. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Prof. J.J. Kennedy has fitted up rooms at his residence on North street near Main, for the purpose of teaching piano, organ and voice, private singing classes, etc. Mr. Kennedy is too well known as a successful music teacher to need any praise from us. His professional card appears in another column.

704. TWC Wed May 17 1882: The system of telephone wires is being stretched over the town to about thirty subscribers. Should the telephone come into very general use it will be of much convenience, and especially as the outlying villages may be connected. The central office will be at the rear of H.E. Remington & Co’s store in Bill’s block.

705. TWC Wed May 17 1882: A pleasant matrimonial event which will be of interest to a large circle of friends and acquaintances in this village is the marriage of Miss Ednah V. Snow to Mr. E.S. Coggins, which occurred today (Wednesday) at the residence of the bride’s mother in Meriden. The happy young couple go on a wedding tour through the wilds of Maine. They will carry with them through life’s career the wish of a large circle of friends, in this section, that their happiness shall be unadulterated. The bridegroom holds the responsible position of assistant superintendent of the Bradley & Hubbard Manufacturing Co., and is one of Meriden’s best young men.

706. TWC Wed May 17 1882: The post office was entered by burglars last Friday night and the cash drawer robbed of its contents of money, amounting to from four to eight dollars. Admission was gained by prying a rear window up with a coal shovel obtained at Postmasters Walden’s woodhouse, and in that way breaking the fastenings. In the search for valuables they neglected to take a package of stamps from the money drawer but it seems were contented to take cash and letters. They took, as near as Mr. Brown can judge, about one hundred letters including forty-eight that were advertised. The remainder were mostly those beginning with the letter S and consisting mainly of the names Shea and Sullivan. No well founded clue has yet been obtained as to the identity of the thieves but suspicion rests upon some local notables who are known principally by their lawlessness. No previous burglarious attempts have ever been made at the post office in this place during its twenty years occupancy of the present building. All reasonable precaution has been taken by Postmaster Walden since the recent occurrence to insure safety against future attacks. The windows have been provided with strong iron screens which will be kept in place by bars of iron and hereafter a light will be left burning.

707. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Superior Court.—The Superior Court came in at Brooklyn on Tuesday, Judge Hovey presiding. Prayer was offered by the Rev. Mr. Jarvis. At a meeting of the members of the bar a unanimous request was made to State’s Attorney Penrose that the liquor cases be continued;--those from Willimantic and vicinity to be tried at Willimantic at the August term and those from the other end of the county at Brooklyn in November. Owing to the extremely crowded state of the civil docket the state’s attorney acceded to the bar request. The case of Whitaker vs. Tatem, for false imprisonment, was begun to the jury on Tuesday afternoon. Thirteen other cases are marked for trial to the jury, and one hundred and thirteen to the court. At the bar meeting held after the opening of the court, the following officers of the Bar association were elected to hold office the coming year: President, John J. Penrose; vice-president, Gilbert W. Phillips; clerk, E.L. Cundall; examining committee, Charles E. Searls, M.A. Shumway and J.M. Hall.

708. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Reunion of the Twenty First.—The annual reunion of the veterans of the Twenty First regiment, C.V., occurred in this village yesterday. The day, in weather was one of the best, and brought in the old veterans from every direction. The attendance was in excess of that for many years previous, and numbered about one hundred and twenty-five. The officers elected for the ensuing year are President, J.B. Baldwin, of this place, Vice Presidents, John L. Hill, of Norwich, A.G. Olmstead of East Hampton, and Robert A. Gray of Groton; Quartermaster, W.B. Avery, of this place; Chaplain, Rev. T.G. Brown, of East Hampton; Historian, Capt. A.W. Crane, West Boylston, Mass.; Surgeon, J. Hamilton Lee; Sec. And Treas. J.A. Brown, of Mount Hope. A number of deaths have occurred during the past year, and the realization came vividly to the minds of the veterans that their ranks were fast depleting. George D. Rowell, company A, Wm. H. Wright and Samuel Snow, company B, Henry Gray, company D, and Phillip B. Gray, company C were reported deceased.

709. TWC Wed May 17 1882: “One of the Storrs trustees reckons the next and perhaps the most valuable lesson of all at the Mansfield school—provided it is taken with good humor—should be a practical study of economy and the art of keeping farm expenses within the farm income. They say some of the students have been smart enough to make their labor bills overlap their bills for tuition and board.” In order to expend the amount of money which the state contributes to the maintenance of that school we should think it necessary as the surest way of accomplishing any good to distribute most of it among the pupils especially as there are but nine students desirous of becoming educated farmers. We should be glad to see the institution successful but there is no energy nor enterprise in the management and success is therefore out of question. The positions which were created have been filled by a drove of politicians—excepting perhaps the tutor’s—who know as little about farming as it is possible to know.

710. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Mansfield Center. A Question of Guardianship.
On Saturday last, in the Rhode Island supreme court, the hearing of the case of George Broadhurst, on application for a writ of habeas corpus, was concluded, and a decree was entered awarding to Mr. Broadhurst the custody of a boy, Samuel G. Mowry. The father of the boy, who is nine years old, was Joseph M. Mowry, who, a few years ago, was in the paper stock business in Morgan street, Hartford. In 1878 Mr. Mowry sold out his business. During the same year he bought out a boarding house on Church, near Trumbull street, and a young widow, Mrs. Nell Kenyon, was placed in charge. About a year later Mr. Mowry removed to Waukesha Springs, Wisconsin, and bought out a small hotel at that popular resort. Mrs. Kenyon closed out the boarding house here, and joined Mr. Mowry in Wisconsin, as manager of the business, Mr. Mowry not being in good health. Some time last fall Mrs. Kenyon re-appeared in Hartford, and told among her acquaintances that Mr. Mowry had suddenly closed out the business there and had come East. The reason for this she did not explain, but she showed considerable excitement when talking with friends on the subject and to one of them she said that “unless affairs are straightened out soon, you will hear of a murder or a suicide.”
These facts generally are of interest in connection with the Providence habeas corpus suit. Mr. Mowry died some months ago. His boy since his second year, had lived with his grandfather, Mr. George Broadhurst, of this place. He claimed to be the proper guardian of the child, but a counter claim was set up by Mrs. Kenyon and one George R. Whipple. Why Mrs. Kenyon wanted possession of the child can only be surmised. She had seen him, at best, but a few times and could not have had any motherly interest in him. However, an inference may readily be drawn from the report that his grandfather, Mr. Broadhurst, had bequeathed the boy a considerable sun, and further than this, that the boy was the only heir to whatever estate his father may have left. Mr. Mowry it was reported some years ago, was in very comfortable circumstances. He was injured in the Ashtabula railroad disaster, and received several thousand dollars damages.
The court, after a full hearing directed that the boy be given into the custody of his grandfather, and he was brought here by Mr. Broadhurst and Judge Fenton last Saturday.

711. TWC Wed May 17 1882: North Windham.
The latest village improvement made by E.H. Hall & Son, is the widening of the road on Main street by removing a bank and a tumbled down wall, and adding a substantial board fence. The new building over the spring is nearly completed. It has a flat roof, ornamented by a railing, and utilized by seats around its sides and a pump in the center. Here the thirsty traveler may rest and drink the coolest water for miles around. It will doubtless be a favorite place of resort on summer evening and being “a pavillion fair, near the river’s brink,” is really an ornament to our village.
Mr. W.C. Burdick with his singing class, were very pleasantly entertained by Mr. and Mrs. Frank Martin, at their home at Clark’s Corners, on Friday evening May 5th.
Mrs. S. Barrows, who has been spending the winter at Weymouth, Mass., returned to her home three weeks ago, but has since been recalled by serious illness in the family of her sister.
Mr. Calvin Lincoln has taken the saw and grist mill here, and is prepared to execute all work in his line.
There has been very few changes for a factory village this spring. We note one, Mr. Alphonse Gallinas, has purchased the Terry place, and removed thither, thereby securing a permanent and pleasant house.
Owing to the unfavorableness of the weather, Rev. Mr. Glidden preached to a small audience on Sunday afternoon.

712. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Andover.
Mr. W.G. Tarbox and Miss Clara Payne united with the Baptist church Sunday the 7th. The rite of baptism by immersion was administered at the river by the pastor the Rev. J.G. Ward. A large number of people were present to witness the ceremony.
Mr. Appleton Dorrance is still confined to his house by illness.
We understand that Mr. F.E. Porter has accepted a situation on the N.Y. & N.E. and is to commence work next week.
Michael Lee, the boy who placed an old tie on the track of the N.Y. & N.E.R.R. recently was finally arrested last week and brought before Justice of the Peace Andrew Phelps for examination. The charge was fully sustained and he was bound over to the June term of the Superior court for trial. Michael is only 15 years of age and will probably be sent to the State reform school.

713. TWC Wed May 17 1882: It is stated that Guiteau’s book, “The Truth and the Removal,” fails to sell. It has been on sale at the hotel stands in Washington for some time, and few if any copies have been sold. The book is a small paper-covered volume, and is the merest trash. It consists chiefly of the republican of the various essays and lectures “written” at various times by the assassin. The second part is entirely made up of newspaper clippings, his speech as made in court and published at the time, and copies of letters received by him, mostly from crazy people apparently. There are not a half-dozen pages of original matter written since the assassination of the President, and these are chiefly devoted to abuse of the newspapers of the country, whose editors he styles cranks.

714. TWC Wed May 17 1882: A Holland Colonization Society has bought lands in Dakota, on which they expect to settle within the coming two years twelve thousand Holland families.

715. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Columbia.
Wilton Little has found employment in Norwich working at his trade.
Miss Deborah Barrows who has been for quite a long time with her sister Mrs. Seba Yeomans has returned to her home in Mansfield.
It is rumored that our former physician Dr. T.R. Parker is to locate in Willimantic.
Mrs. Henry Bascom is quite ill with pneumonia.
Messrs Morgan & Little appraised the estate of the late Mrs. Eliza Hartshon the 13th inst.
Jared Manley was in town a few days last week.
H.B. Frink has advertised his goods for sale and what remains after two weeks have expired will be removed to his place of residence to be disposed of from there.
Dr. Pendleton of Hebron has frequent calls of late to come to this town.
W.W. Lyon of Hop River has secured quite an invoice of seeds and plants for use in his private garden.
L.C. Clark is making sundry repairs on his place on Columbia Green.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Kneeland attended Sunday in Lebanon the funeral of Mrs. J. Kneeland.
Geo W. Thompson, Cobb and Squires have been building a horse barn for Simeon Jacobs.

716. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Public Auction.—In pursuant of an order of the Probate Court for the District of Windham to me directed as the Administrator of the estate of Olmsted B. Smith late of Windham in said district deceased, I will sell at public auction On Saturday, June 17th, 1882, at 2 o’clock p.m., all interest in the real estate belonging to O.B. Smith, consisting of the mill situated at the corner of Church and Valley streets, Willimantic, and all personal property belonging to said estate, consisting of shafting, pulleys, belting, etc. Sale to take place on the premises. George C. Martin, Administrator. Willimantic, May 15th, 1882.

717. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Woodstock.
Pierpont Phillips, who was a native of Ashford and who died recently at the residence of Marcus Green his cousin, left the largest estate ever administered on in Woodstock. The apprisal completed a few days ago footed up over $117,000. He had made large gifts before his death to his brothers in Alabama and others. A large portion remains in Woodstock by legacy. He never married. He was very liberal and charitable in a quiet way and was not accustomed to blow a trumpet before him when almsgiving.
The town at large was somewhat startled early last week to hear of the death of Oscar Fisher, A.M., late Judge of Probate for the district of Woodstock, which office he had filled with credit for about fourteen years. He died, aged 70, at 6 p.m., May 7th. Beside his probate office he had been in many positions of trust and honor in this his native town. His father was Olcott Fisher who married Miss Royce of Mansfield, Conn. The only son of this marriage, Oscar early evinced a disposition to secure a college education and had at one time intention of entering the ministry. He graduated at Yale in the class of ’86, taking Phi Beta Kappa rank with such men as Ed. P. Cowles, Supt. Court, N.Y., Edward C. Delavan, Hon. H.C. Deming, Profs. J. McDuffie, U.S. Military Academy, Albert Todd of Missouri, Nelson Wheeler of Brown University and Bishop Wilmer of Alabama. He went after graduating to the preceptorship of Nichols Academy at Dudley, Mass., where he remained a few years and afterwards married his first wife Jane Fay Bemis, a highly accomplished woman, who bore him one son, William, who on reaching man’s estate died at Woodstock. Subsequently Mr. Fisher taught in the academies at Belchertown, Mass., and at Newark, N.J. There his first wife died and abandoning teaching he went west and resided at Dixon, Ill. and elsewhere, where he was very successful in real estate and other investments. While at Dixon he acted temporarily as professor of Greek. He had been entered at the bar of Windham county contemporaneously with Alfred Burnham, J.J. Penrose and Col. G.S.F. Stoddard. About 1850 Mr. Fisher returned to Woodstock and with the exception of occasional sojourns in the west to look after his interests there, he resided here till his death gradually identifying himself with public affairs, as a member of the school board, member of the legislature, justice of the peace, until after the death of Hon. John F. Williams, he gradually came to attend to pretty much all the legal and public business of his parish, and finally of the town. He was not inclined to be a barrister, but in his function of judge he was cautious and sure. If at a loss on new points, he availed himself of his relations with the bench and bar to entrench his position so that his judicial record is singularly free of appeals form his action as judge of probate. The probate system of Connecticut was adopted in other times and circumstances, when every country town had a respectable lawyer. But the days are past when men of such abilities as Governor Cleveland, Judges Backus, Holbrook, Richmond, Grosvenor, Williams and others, will settle in the old towns,--do the public business, or counsel those who do, for nothing,--while the scrubs of the caucus system bear off the honors, or take turns in wearing them;--men without knowledge of law or equity; without the literary ability to make up a proper technical record, or interpret a statute so plain that a highwayman might. If estates in country towns were large enough to provoke and warrant a contest, the number of appeals would soon overwhelm the present probate system, and the change be realized which some of our governors, and many men who have considered the best interests of the public have for years sought to inaugurate. Judge Fisher was one of the few who linger to make the present mode of selection of judges of probate, by party caucuses, or tossing up a cent, tolerable. But slip-shod records at home, and defective certified copies abroad, do not commend it to those whose insight and practice enable them to judge of the contemptible abilities which administer upon a very large part of the wealth of Connecticut.
The concourse at the funeral of the subject of this notice was very large, from this and neighboring towns. Past and present judges of probate, members of the bar and the legislature, and leading citizens generally of this part of the country, joined with the friends and neighbors in the last services to the dead.
It should be added that Mr. Fisher left two young children, daughters of his last wife, now his widow. She was Melissa, youngest daughter of Larned Haskell of Pomfret, and granddaughter of the late Ebenezer Dewing of Woodstock.

718. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Canterbury.
The Rev. John H. Kopf will continue his labors with the Congregational church for another year, commencing May 1st.
J.P. Kingsley has filled his vacated store with goods—a great convenience to the inhabitants here. Herbert Spalding has entered Mr. Kingsley’s employ and has charge of store and post office.

719. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Lebanon.
Sore throats, hacking, coughs and “dreadfud bad codes id the ed,” are quite prevalent. Dr. Barber reports a more than usual number sick this spring, the attendance upon which, together with his duties as school visitor keeps his time fully occupied.
Mr. Joseph T. Wells, by the addition of another story and two bay windows to the L of his house has greatly improved the appearance of what was before one of the neatest and handsomest residences in town.
N.C. Barker & Co., find that more was stolen on the night of May 4, than was at first supposed. Several pairs of nice calf boots were taken the loss of which was not discovered until a week after the robbery. Probably much more was carried away than will ever be missed. Unfortunately no trace of thieves has yet been found. Mr. Barker has purchased, to guard his store, a red mouthed canine of the Saint Bernard variety as big as Barnum’s baby elephant, and unless appearances are uncommonly deceitful, if an opportunity occurs, the old couplet.
“The dog will bite
The thief at night.” …..will be verified.
The death of Mrs. J.G. Kneeland at the age of 31 years, which occurred on Friday last, had been for some time anticipated; she having suffered a long and painful sickness, a victim of that terrible New England scourge, consumption. Mrs. Kneeland was a daughter of Mr. Benjamin Tucker and leaves a husband and a little eight years daughter to mourn her loss. The funeral was attended on Sunday afternoon at the Baptist church by the Rev. A.C. Bronson.

720. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Westford.
The bottom dropped out of the Westford scandal Monday morning. Neither Whittaker nor his council appeared before the justice at the hour appointed for the examination. Probate Judge Baker, who had managed the Whittaker side of the affair since the adjournment, withdrew the charge of rape and the less serious charge was then not pressed. The fact that Mr. Davis was liberated without having given bail, on Friday, was considered positive proof that the case was to be settled and the result caused no surprise. The terms of the settlement are said to be—nobody’s business.

721. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Chaplin.
Mr. and Mrs. Williams are absent from town to attend the examinations at the Theological seminary at Hartford.
Mrs. R. Lummis has had a mess of peas, of her own raising, ready for the table May 9. Who beats that.
Mr. Horace Harvey, who has been suffering from a cut on his foot, is out again, though still lame.
Mr. John Hodge is moving into Mr. Loomis’ tenement.

722. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Warrenville.
Rev. P. Mathewson is recovering from his late and second attack of illness.
Rev. C.N. Nichols of the Baptist church, completed his first pastoral year in this place last Sabbath.

723. TWC Wed May 17 1882: South Coventry.
Two of the employees of Morgan & Bottum silk manufacturers, have recently died of typhoid fever and a third is quite sick of the same disease.
H.W. Mason, who was injured by being thrown from his carriage Monday last, has so far recovered as to be able to attend to his business at the cartridge shop.
The new mill of Barber & Kenyon is nearly completed. It is to be connected to the old factory by covered passage ways.

724. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Hebron.
Judge Jonathan G. Page died Thursday at Hebron at the age of seventy five. He was a prominent democrat and had held many state offices.

725. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Married.
Coggins-Snow—In Meriden, May 17th, by Rev. Mr. Hall, Mr. Emory S. Coggins and Miss Ednah V. Snow both of Meriden.

726. TWC Wed May 17 1882: There is trouble in the Scoville family, relatives of Guiteau. Mrs. Guiteau, sister of the assassin, lectured in New York to a small house. She attempted to repeat the lecture, but was restrained through the courts by her husband, who had come on from Chicago. His petition sets for the that “George Scoville, temporarily residing in New York, shows that his wife Frances M. Scoville, is illegally detained and restrained of her liberty by her brother, John W. Guiteau, and your petitioner further says that since the late trial of her brother, Charles J. Guiteau, in Washington, his wife has shown strong evidence of mental disturbance, which has been increased by persons who have attempted to make use of her for purposes of gain and notoriety.

727. TWC Wed May 17 1882: Mr. and Mrs. Scoville, who have been having considerable trouble in New York through the efforts of the former to prevent his wife from lecturing, met in Chicago and had a reconciliation.

728. TWC Wed May 24 1882: About Town.
Mr. George Lincoln is building a cottage on Pleasant street.
A three tenement house is being erected by Edward Taylor on Milk street.
I. [or T?] Michael Hickey is converting one of his houses on Union street into a two story dwelling.
A sidewalk is being constructed on the south side of Union street below the railroad crossing.
W.G. & A.R. Morrison are building machinery for the new mill of the National Thread company.
Station Agent Bolander has tendered his resignation as master of the New York and New England station.
A.D. Loring, trustee for George Cunningham, has sold a house and lot located on Spring street to Alfred Carey for $3,000.
One of W.C. Jillson’s horses, frightened by the cars, had a lively run down Main street but without doing any damage.
S.C. Davis has engaged in the business of laying concrete walks and constructing gravel roofs. It is of interest to our people to know this.
Tramps are again becoming numerous in the suburbs and solicit alms of the farmers. They don’t venture into the village much.
A bunch of keys found by C.W. Avery between this village and Mansfield Centre, the owner may have by calling at H.C. Hall’s grocery store.

729. TWC Wed May 24 1882: D. Shirtliff & Co., have re-opened the old carriage shop at Conantville and will carry on the business of carriage and house painting and paper hanging.

730. TWC Wed May 24 1882: J.D. Willis carries a large stock of wood, coal and kindlings which he sells at the lowest price. All orders are promptly attended to.

731. TWC Wed May 24 1882: The railroad company seems to be in no hurry to comply with the orders of the Commissioners that gates be constructed at Union and Main streets crossings.

732. TWC Wed May 24 1882: The O.B. Smith property at the corner of Valley and Church streets will be sold at public auction by the administrator, Geo. C. Martin, on Saturday, the 17th of June.

733. TWC Wed May 24 1882: A handsome collection of twenty trout adorned the window of J.W. Webb’s meat market Saturday. They were the catch of Messrs. J.B. Baldwin, J.W. Webb and H. L. Edgarton.

734. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Portraits of the dramatic company, neatly framed in a group, which has been under the instruction of Mr. John Crawford at Jewett City have been on exhibition in O.A. Sessions’ window.

735. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Louis Hahn of Hartford, formerly of Willimantic will said from New York today on the steamer Elbe, for Europe, and will be absent two months and a half, the trip being for business and pleasure combined.

736. TWC Wed May 24 1882: E.F. Casey who is now sole proprietor of the Boston furniture store is putting in a larger stock of furniture of every description and the low price he names is giving universal satisfaction. Give him a call and get the bargains.

737. TWC Wed May 24 1882: The executive committee of the Willimantic camp meeting association have fixed the time for the annual meeting, which is to commence Monday august 21st, and close Tuesday August 29th. Committees appointed are as follows: On Railroads, the Rev. Walter Ela; on printing, U.S. Gardner; on straw and lumber, J.D. Wilson; on police, U.S. Gardner and Gordon; collecting ground rent, S.S. Talcott; on boarding, U.S. Gardner and D.L. Brown, David Gordon; on locating, E.H. Hall, R.R. Latimer and S.S. Talcott; on music, H.K. Wilson.

738. TWC Wed May 24 1882: James Gallivan, a thirteen-year-old lad living in the Smithville company’s stone row, was severely burned Sunday evening. A number of urchins were amusing themselves with kicking around a can filled with kerosene which they had ignited. It came in contact with this boy and the flames caught his clothing below the knee and quickly ascended to his body. But for the presence of mind of one of the lads who used his coat to extinguish the fire, the accident would have ended fatally. Dr. McNally was called and rendered medical assistance in alleviating the intense suffering of the boy.

739. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Parties along the line of proposed street from Valley to Milk were before the court of burgesses Monday evening to state the amount of damage they would sustain by the construction of the proposed street. Michael Nelligen claims $800; Phillip Dwyer, $400; Williams heirs, $450. Chief Engineer Bidwell of the New York and New England railroad was present, and demanded an annuity of $675, claiming that it would entail that amount of expense upon his company to maintain gates or a flagman at the Milk street crossing. The only other business which came before the board was a motion to direct the street sprinkler to skip cross walks in watering the streets.

740. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Orrin Fuller, a brakeman on a local freight of the Northern railroad, was killed instantly about 1 p.m. Wednesday. The south bound train was approaching cemetery bridge, half a mile above Norwich Falls, when Fuller, who was breaking on the car next to the engine, was ascending the iron ladder with his back towards the bridge. Conductor Curley saw the man’s danger and shouted to him, but before he could realize the meaning of the warning he was struck on the back of the head and thrown to the track. Alonzo Hill was the first person to reach the body, and he found the neck broken and no pulse, so that death must have been instantaneous. The remains were taken on board the train to Norwich, when Coroner Young summoned a jury of inquest, who, after hearing the evidence, returned a verdict of accidental death, at the same time recording the fact that there is no “tell tale” signal provided by the railroad company at the approach to the bridge. Mr. Fuller leaves a wife and two children. He was aged 30 years and was an experienced railroad man, steady and attentive to his duties and much respected by his acquaintances.

741. TWC Wed May 24 1882: The 6:20 a.m. passenger train for Boston collided with the rear end of a freight train near Edward Taylor’s coal yard Monday with damage only to rolling stock. The freight train was in motion backing on to a side track to allow the passenger train to pass and the latter at this time rounded the curve at the Milk street crossing at full speed. Apparently there was sufficient distance to stop the train and avoid the accident but the train struck at rapid speed. The caboose of the freight was totally wrecked and set afire and a car smashed. The engine of the passenger train lost its smoke stack and had its front badly battered.

742. TWC Wed May 24 1882: William Connell was drowned in the canal of Thread mill No. 3 Saturday night and the body was discovered Sunday about noon by Thomas Ashton and others strolling in that vicinity. Their attention was attracted to a bag floating and when fishing it out the man was found in nearly an upright position under water. The bag contained a harness and a jug. He was taken out and a jury of inquest was immediately impaneled, who viewed the body and took what testimony was at hand and rendered a verdict of accidental drowning. Connell was a farmer, seventy five years of age, and resided in the vicinity of the camp ground. It is said that late Saturday night he was seen hunting for his team which he claimed somebody had stolen and it is supposed he wandered down to the sluice and fell in. The team was found Sunday hitched on a back street in the lower village.

743. TWC Wed May 24 1882: The Drinking Fountain.—The committee appointed at a borough meeting last December “consisting of G.W. Burnham, Allen Lincoln, deceased, and E.E. Burnham,” to whom was referred the proposition of Dr. Coggswell of San Francisco, Cal., to give to the borough a drinking fountain, have had the matter under consideration and will, at the borough meeting Friday submit the following report: “After voluminous correspondence with Dr. Coggswell his final proposition with a photograph accompanying the same is in substance as follows, viz: That he will ship to us, free of cost, the fountain and send a competent person to take charge of its erection and arrange the refrigerator placed at its base. A lantern of colored glass is also furnished for the top at its actual cost by the borough. If received by the borough it will be encumbent upon them to furnish a suitable location, keep the lantern lighted, furnish good spring water and ice during the warm weather; and should the borough fail or neglect to provide as above the fountain would not remain a gift but revert to its original owner or heirs. It is supposed by the committee that the fountain will only be used to slake the thirst of people and dogs. An inaccurate estimate of setting the fountain may be $75 to $100, including concreting or paving about it. Arrangements may be made with Mr. John Hooper to take water from his spring at a cost of about $400.00, and $25.00 per year for its use. The committee are of opinion that the most desirable location would be in front of Dea. Cushman’s store, he being perfectly willing that it should be thus located. Dr. Coggswell two years ago gave a drinking fountain to Pawtucket, R.I., which one of the committee has been to see to form an opinion from what may be thought of theirs by them relative to accepting the one now offered us. The committee found that the prevailing sentiment was in favor of the fountain, yet being placed in a very unsatisfactory location, from which they contemplate soon to remove. The fountain at Pawtucket is valued at about $3,500, its height about 20 feet, mounted with a “stork” 6 feet high, and would present quite an imposing appearance if placed upon an eminence. It has been said that the Doctor had ulterior motives in his gifts of drinking fountains but we think that is a mistake. The Pawtucket people think they know that is not the fact, no refrigerator having been placed in their fountain. The Doctor is an enthusiastic cold water man and would almost consent to give a fountain to effect the reformation of any young man from the use of Alcohol. We have no right to distrust the motive of a gift if we find attending it beauty and utility. We would say that our esteemed fellow citizen, Allen Lincoln, was a member of the committee and it is just to say that he favored the project and was active in the duties attending it. The balance of the committee are not enthusiastic over the project but are of the opinion if Dr. Coggswell would be willing to give the borough time for providing water for the fountain under more favorable conditions than we now have at hand that we should favor its acceptance, therefore we bet leave to offer the following resolution.
Resolved, That the borough of Willimantic do and hereby accept of Dr. Coggswell of San Francisco, Cal., the drinking water fountain so generously offered us as a token of respect, utility and beauty, to be erected immediately on its delivery in a good workmanlike manner at a suitable distance west of J.E. Cushman’s store between Main and Union streets, provided Dr.Coggswell will not limit the borough in the time of furnishing the water and also that the borough may at any time change its location to some more appropriate place.

744. TWC Wed May 24 1882: South Windham.
Asa N. Burgess, who has for many years resided in Lebanon, about two miles from this village, suffered from a paralytic shock Tuesday morning from which it is not expected that he will rally. He has been considerably broken down and out of health for some time and for the last few days has been worse than usual. He is now apparently unconscious, recognizing none, and I am informed that there are no hopes of his recovery. He is well-known in Willimantic, for he formerly produced and marketed a great deal in the vegetable line and his team will be recognized in all quarters.
L. Noble, for some years station agent on the N.Y. & N.E. railroad has resigned and a Providence gentleman how has charge of the station.
Ralph Chappell has been seriously ill for a week. He has been gradually failing for some months.
E.P. Butler has procured strawberry plants of the choicest varieties for several of our citizens, from his home at Cromwell, Conn.

745. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Mansfield.
Still they have to go. Messrs. Knowlton Bros., sons of Edwin Knowlton, dug out seven foxes last week near Lyman Barrows. They were tanned on the spot. The Knowlton family have no affinity for foxes.
Mr. Knowlton’s boat house by the pickerel pond was formally dedicated Friday night by a dance. Quite a party collected and all had a good time. Now for fishing—but go and see the boss first.
Perry Holly, who was taken sick so suddenly, is somewhat better but the doctor says there is no chance for him to regain his mind.

746. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Eastford.
Mr. A.D. Cady of the Eastford hotel, has bought the extensive hotel property in Monson, Mass., where he intends to remove soon. His property is for sale or to rent.
Dwight Lyon has nearly completed his residence in which he will place a stock of groceries, dry goods and compete with the already numerous merchants of our town. This will make the 7th store in active operation so that our people will be under no necessity of going out of town for their supplies.
Mr. H.B. Burnham has put in a mill for sawing laths, etc. which he runs with the engine formerly used in the Shoe manufactory.
The mammoth barn being constructed by Mr. F. Shoppey for Mr. Yetter was raised on Monday last and will be pushed to immediate completion. The barns of Mr. Sumner and Mr. Carpenter are also in process of construction.

747. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Andover.
There has been much sickness here this spring, and deaths are growing frequent, for a town usually noted for the health and longevity of its inhabitants.
Mr. George M. Kerney died Monday afternoon of that dreaded disease, typhoid pneumonia. Mr. Kerney came here from Manchester a few years ago, having purchased the farm long owned and occupied by R.S. Lincoln. Mr. Kerney has made many friends since he came among us, and no enemies, and in his removal by death our town has lost one of its best citizens. Mrs. Knickerbocker, mother of Mrs. G.F. Johnson, is also dead. Mrs. K. formerly lived here, but for a few years past has resided in West Hartford.
A large barn belonging to Mr. C.F. Johnson was burned Sunday evening about ten o’clock. The fire is thought to have been set by tramps, a considerable number of these gentlemen of the road having been lurking about town for some time past. It is about time some of them were set to work for the state at Wethersfield.

748. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Lebanon.
Mrs. D.T. Gager who has been quite sick with erysipelas fever is now convalescent. Dr. Barber attended her.
The large barn belonging to Mr. A.P. Smith has recently been made to harmonize with the adjacent buildings by receiving a new coat of red paint, “Smith’s corner” now resembles a gorgeous sunset.
The comet extremely faint and dim and not longer than a pig’s tail, could be seen on the nights of May 15th and 16th, with a small opera glass. It’s position was about two thirds of the distance from the horizon to the north star and a little to the left and moves at the rate f about two degrees per day. If in two weeks time it is to make the grand display predicted, it will have to “hump” itself some, so to speak.

749. TWC Wed May 24 1882: The members of the Jewett City Dramatic Alliance have sent the following communication to Mr. John Crawford of this village, individually signed, attesting their appreciation of his services in the recent presentation of the play of “Michael Erle.”

750. TWC Wed May 24 1882: The Putnam Patriot with last weeks issue went into the hands of a new proprietor. Mr. A.W. McDonald a New York journalist formerly connected with the Scientific American will hereafter be at the helm. Mr. E.C. Stone, who founded the paper some ten years ago, has purchased a printing establishment in Worcester and will soon take up his residence in that city. He has made the Patriot successful in a business way and able as a local newspaper. We extend a fraternal hand to our new journalistic neighbor.
Shake, Brother McDonald, of Putnam. We may get mixed for a while but never mind.

751. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Danielsonville has taken stock in the telephone quite liberally. Thirty subscribers have been secured and the office will be in the store of Warden Dowe. Lighted o’nights and talking by wire all in the same month have reversed her usual actions of going carefully and slow.

752. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Rev. James Dingwell, the scholarly pastor of the Congregational church, delivers the memorial oration in Danielsonville on Decoration day.

753. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Sabin L. Sayles & Co., are building a large woolen mill at Dayville.

754. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Nathan W. Kennedy contemplates establishing a paper in Dayville which will be called “The Sunbeam.”

755. TWC Wed May 24 1882: A young man named Tatro, living in Danielsonville, who has been employed in L. Worden’s livery stable, while walking a plank in the loft of the carriage department of the barn, last Tuesday morning, fell to the concrete pavement, a distance of about 18 feet. His skull was fractured and he remained unconscious until the following day when he died.

756. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Agent Griggs, of Grosvernordale, this county, is much pleased with his new Swedish help. Over 125 arrived at the North village recently, and entered the big mill at once. “The young women are said to be rather prepossessing.”

757. TWC Wed May 24 1882: The Hon. L.H. Fuller will deliver the oration on Memorial day before Warner post 54, G.A.B, Putnam.

758. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Strike in Rockville. The strike of the weavers in the Rockville woolen mills became general on Saturday, when the “Rock” weavers quit work. The strike includes all the woolen mills, save the Springville and Windemere, which latter concern is just over the line in Ellington. Over 300 weavers are in the movement for an advance of wages. If it does not end soon the American, the Rock, the Gingham, the New England, the Hockanum, and the Saxony mills will be idle and a large number of operatives he enjoying the delights of enforced idleness. There are indications that the complications arising out of the strike will break up the mutual agreements heretofore kept up by the mill owners in regard to a scale of prices. It is reported that the agents at the Rock and the American are to secede from the arrangement and go it alone. Thus far the strikers have been orderly, and one or two mills agents show a disposition to arrange matters. At the Rock mill the tariff for the weavers has been adjusted to meet the present difficulty, but they want as much as 10 per cent advance to satisfy them. There is little excitement and save the silent looms and crowds strolling about the streets, there is nothing to indicate that a strike had occurred. About 1,000 persons are out of work today.

759. TWC Wed May 24 1882: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell Lager Beer, Rhine Wine and cider, at the railroad Passenger depot building on Depot street in borough of Willimantic, in the town of Windham. My place of business is not located within 200 feet in a direct line of a church edifice or public school house. Dated at Windham this 22d day of May A.D., 1882 Hastings & Handall.
We, the undersigned, electors and taxpayers of the town Windham hereby endorse the application of the above-named Hastings & Handall for such license. Dated at Windham this 22d day of May, A.D., 1882. Lorin Lincoln, Ansel Arnold, Geo. M. Harrington, Albert R. Morrison, M.L. Tucker.
I hereby certify that the above-named endorsers are electors and taxpayers, as defined by law, of the town of Windham. Henry N. Wales, Town Clerk. Dated at Windham this 23d day of May, A.D. 1882

760. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Stafford Springs.
Prof. Sherlock has a large number of the young people of the place rehearsing “Pinafore” preparatory to an entertainment to be given at a future date.
The woolen manufacturers are complaining of the extraordinary dullness of business and there are rumors of some of the factories suspending operations. The continued illness of Adolphe Rawitzer prevents the factories of that firm from running to their full capacity. The Riverside company’s mill at the Hollow is now fairly in operation. There is some expectation that the mill property lately purchased by John Mullins from Miner Miller, a mile north of the Springs, will be enlarged to a four set factory.
Rufus Wesson of the Hollow, widely known throughout the country as a singing school teacher of great popularity, is dangerously ill.
Milton Wilson, of Stafford Springs, dealer in groceries, has made an assignment to Smith W. Page for the benefit of his creditors. His liabilities are $8,000, assets mostly accounts. A meeting of the creditors is called for the 31st inst. His failure is caused by giving credit indiscriminately, as he claims to have $8,000 outstanding accounts of which he thinks $4,000 may be collected.

761. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Columbia.
The funeral of Mrs. Henry E. Bascom was attended from the Congregational church on Sabbath afternoon.
Wm. P. Robertson spent the Sabbath in town.
Mr. and Mrs. Hubbard Webster of Hartford, were telegraphed for Sunday and are here in attendance upon Mrs. Jerusha Woodworth who is lying seriously ill.
Isabel Little, who has been confined to the house with fever, is convalescing gradually. This illness takes Isabel from school and is the first time she has been away from her post for nine or ten consecutive terms.
S.B. West and C.E. Little attended the S.S. Convention at Norwich last week.
Payson Little, teacher in Meriden, was in town over Sunday.
Mrs. Mary H. Hitchcock, of New York, is in town the guest of her brothers, A.A. and Simon Hunt.
Mrs. Armstrong is with her nephew, Herbert Richardson, in Lebanon.

762. TWC Wed May 24 1882: East Willington.
The dwelling house of Mr. Omsly on the road from Willington to West Ashford formerly known as the Hazard Hull place, was totally destroyed by fire on Friday 17th, at 10 o’clock p.m., with part of its contents. No insurance, which comes hard on the people at their time in life. Cause of the fire unknown.
L.D. Ide & Son, are doing a good business in getting up plows, cultivators and bending plow handles at their steam mill at East Willington. For samples of their work see G.H. Alford’s hardware store in Willimantic.
The excitement about the dead child found in the water some two weeks since, has mostly died away. Verdict of jury of inquest that it came to its end by neglect of those who should have cared for mother and child.

763. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Baltic.
Quite a number of emigrants arrived in town last week. They were given employment at the mammoth cotton mill.
The Rev. D.D. Lyon, for many years pastor of the Baptist society here, preached at the company hall last Sunday morning. In the afternoon Rev. Mr. Sargent preached. An interesting temperance lecture was delivered in the evening by the Hon. C.H. Palmer.
J.H. Woisard has just completed a tenant house on his farm.

764. TWC Wed May 24 1882: Died.
Connell—In Willimantic, May 21st, William Connell, aged 76 years.
McDonough—In Willimantic, May 21, Bartlett McDonough, aged 52 years.
Ecclestone—In North Windham, May 21st, Lucy Ecclestone, age __ years
Woodworth—In Columbia, May 28d, Jerusha Woodworth, aged 74 years.

765. TWC Wed May 24 1882: [Eastern Star Lodge mention of death of Bro. Thomas Turner,] signed by John G. Keigwin, Silas F. Loomer, E.T. Hamlin, Committee. G.F. Tilden, Secretary.

766. TWC Wed May 24 1882: [Notice to legal voters of the borough of Willimantic to meet to take action on borough changes] Lloyd E. Baldwin, Warden. E.A. Buck, C.E. Congdon, Hyde Kingsley, Geo. B. McCracken, Samuel J. Miller, A.E. Clarke, burgesses of the borough of Willimantic.

767. TWC Wed May 31 1882: About Town.
The telephone line extending from this village to South Windham and Windham Center will be consolidated with the Connecticut telephone company’s lines.
Brennan & Clune are thoroughly settled in their new store, 160 Main street, and offer attractions in the boot and shoe line. They carry a large stock and have good goods cheap.

768. TWC Wed May 31 1882: The property owned by Mrs. F.G. Byers, opposite the Willimantic nursery, is being dissected by streets and divided into building lots. The foundation for a house is being laid.

769. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Pastor McBurney, of the Methodist church, has been granted a three weeks’ vacation and is visiting his parents in Philadelphia. Rev. Mr. Free supplied the Methodist pulpit Sunday.

770. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Rev. H.L. Reade is expected to preach at North Windham next Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock in exchange with Rev. K.B. Glidden. He will preach at Mansfield Center Sabbath morning and evening.

771. TWC Wed May 31 1882: The telephone exchange is in partial operation and has already been instrumental in making material about which wild stories are told. Be circumspect in the use of language when talking through the central office.

772. TWC Wed May 31 1882: J.D. Brown, has received the appointment of station agent, vice W.H. Bolander, resigned, and leaves a similar position in Rockville tomorrow. Mr. Bolander goes to New York in the employ of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad.

773. TWC Wed May 31 1882: The dry goods department of the Linen company’s store has been discontinued. The Chronicle mentioned a short time since that such a change was contemplated. The apartment occupied by the millinery store has been converted into an office for the president, Col. W.E. Barrows.

774. TWC Wed May 31 1882: The Boston Journal of Commerce says: “W.G. & A.R. Morrison, manufacturers of silk and thread machinery, Willimantic, are filling an order for thread machinery for a large thread mill at Paisley, Scotland. Machinery made by this firm is in use in nearly every silk and thread mill in this country.”

775. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Warden Baldwin has received a communication from Pinkerton’s detective agency notifying the borough authorities that a special delegation from his force is employed to protect the crowd of unwary people who visit Barnum’s circus and menagerie against pickpockets and other thieves, and inviting the local authorities to co-operate.

776. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Gardner & Pearce, silk manufacturers at Conantville are connected by telephone with this village.

777. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Holmes & Walden will have salmon and butterfish Saturday and also an abundance of shad.

778. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Mr. Arnold Warner, of South Coventry, has an announcement in another column relative to the Walter A. Wood mowing machine and other farm machinery.

779. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Conductor Warner A. Marsh, for 23 years past in the employ of what is now the New York & New England railroad company, is to assume the position of station master at Boston tomorrow. He will have charge of the trains and trainmen, and his whole attention will be confined to that service, running no more trains. Mr. Marsh has a large circle of friends over the entire line of this road, who are pleased to hear of his promotion, although they will regret to miss his pleasant face and genial ways. Two other railroad companies tried hard to secure his services. He is one of the most efficient men on the road, having begun at the lowest place and worked his way up.

780. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Mrs. Martha Wheeler, aged eighty-six, the mother of J.D. Wheeler, of this place, fell into a cellar-way at the house of her nephew, Policeman F.R. Hill, of Norwich, with whom she is visiting, and broke her right leg above the knee, Sunday morning. Mrs. Hill had just been to the cellar-way for some household utensil and, fearing that Mrs. Wheeler might mistake the door, as it led from the sitting room, cautioned her against going there as it led to the cellar. Mrs. Wheeler did not understand the caution, and thinking the door led to a closet, stepped into the cellar-way with the above result. The limb was promptly set and Mrs. Wheeler is as comfortable as could be expected.

781. TWC Wed May 31 1882: A case attracting more than ordinary attention in the Superior Court last week was Charles W. Weld vs Charles B. Pomeroy for an action of trespass. To all appearances the plaintiff sought to obtain judgement by evidence that they had concocted. In September, 1880, Deputy Sheriff Pomeroy, of this place, attached, at the suit of Buck & Dawley, a lot of wood and lumber in Eastford—they having a short time before that sold the same to Wm. Edward’s Sons of Southbridge—and Buck & Dawley having obtained judgement on their claim the property was sold at sheriff’s sale. The plaintiff, Weld, claimed that before Buck & Dawley’s attachment he had bought the property of Wm. Edward’s Sons. The defendant claimed that the sale from Wm. Edward’s Sons to Weld was fraudulent and further that Weld did not take possession of the property. After a very able and lucid charge from Judge Hovey the jury retired and agreed upon a verdict for the defendant, but before they had brought in the verdict, the plaintiff, probably anticipating the verdict, withdrew his action. Phillips, Bartholomew and Seward for plaintiff; Penrose and Sumner for defendant.

782. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Mansfield Center.
[Re: Decoration Day celebration] Mr. L.D. Brown, Esq. was chosen marshal of the day. A prayer was offered by Mr. Gammers of Gurleyville. Rev. Mr. Glidden made some remarks, after which he introduced the speaker of the day, Mr. H.L. Hall the courteous and genial editor of the Willimantic Journal. Mr. Chaplin of Spring Hill was called upon and made a few brief remarks.

783. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Scotland.
George Fuller has returned from the South in quite poor health.
A horse belonging to Levi Branch of Lisbon, became frightened while in this village last week, and by some means drove one of the thills into his shoulder about eighteen inches.
Nathan Billings occupied the pulpit of the Congregational church last Sunday very acceptably. Next Sunday Rev. Franklin Countryman of Georgetown, Conn., is expected to preach as a candidate.
Patrolman Edward S. Bingham, eldest son of Sumner B. Bingham of this town, and a member of the Hartford police force, died last Thursday morning from spinal meningitis. He was appointed a supernumerary in 1862, and four years later was made a regular. Mr. Bingham was a faithful officer and a man of good parts. He leaves a wife and daughter. The remains were brought to Scotland for burial on Saturday.
Isadore, the invalid daughter of the Rev. S.A. Davis, of Hartford, who arrived home last week Tuesday from the South, died at noon on Thursday. Miss Davis has been for several years a teacher at the South, first as an assistant and afterwards as principal of the High school at Pensacola, Florida, where she contracted the dread disease (consumption) which occasioned her death. For many weeks her strong prayer has been to reach the North to die among her own. It was granted her through the courage and devotion of her youngest sister, who made the long journey from Hartford to the South alone, and alone and unaided, save by strangers, brought the dying one safely home.

784. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Intelligence comes this morning that Putnam has suffered the devastations of another extensive conflagration which will aggregate a loss of nearly $75,0000. [sic] The fire caught in Bugbee block about 2 o’clock, and spread to Commercial block, both of which were totally destroyed. In the former was located the post office, Patriot office, Union hall, five stores and a number of private offices and was the most imposing building in the town. The latter, a large wooden building, was occupied by a hotel and stores. Nobody was seriously injured. It will be a destructive blow to Putnam, as she had hardly fuller recovered from the burning of her entire business portion. The origin of the fire is said to be incendiary.

785. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Monday, May 22d, Mr. Rawson, the depot master at Hampton, received a basket from Wrentham, Mass., containing eleven carrier pigeons, with a card affixed requesting him to set them free on some hill. He did so, when the started north-east as far as Apaquag then returning to the same place started again north, as far as Bigelow and back to the same place, then they took a perfectly straight line towards Boston and passed out of sight. At each time of starting they flew around in circles before rising very high into the air, and seemed to be surveying the country. They kept together at each trial and passed out of sight together.

786. TWC Wed May 31 1882: A new and magnificent hotel, the property of Dr. Levi Wilson, was dedicated last week at Uxbridge, Mass. The papers in that section speak in glowing terms of the event and in complimentary terms of the owner as a benefactor of that prosperous village. It has been leased by James Barker, a Connecticut hotel man of considerable note, and Mr. Frank E. Greenslit, the amiable brother of Editor Greenslit, has been engaged as clerk.

787. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Edward H. Wheeler of New London, has secured from the town of South Coventry damages amounting to $2,350 for having fallen through a defective bridge in that town some time since.

788. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Putnam recently established a system of street lights and at the time her newspaper correspondents were unstinted in their praises of the town’s action in effecting the improvement. Particular pains were observed in the selection of lamps, and a style was adopted which burned kerosene and was handsomer than the rest. It turns out that they are not entirely satisfactory, as they require much labor to keep them in order and burn poorly.

789. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Memorial services were held in all of the churches in Putnam on Sunday. The Grand Army attended divine services at the Methodist church, Rev. J. Tregaskis officiating.

790. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Ambushed by Apaches.
Mr. John Magruder, of Georgetown, District of Columbia, gave a Washington reporter a vivid account of his recent escape from Apaches near Clifton, Arizona. Only two out of the party of five or six white men who were ambushed succeeded in escaping. “The ambush” said he, “was on the Eagle river side of the San Francisco mountains, at the head of the Gold gulch. We were going to Trescott’s cabin, a little space beyond the point of ambush. The country is an open one, the grass peeping up here and there above the bare ground, and a tree and a rock here and there over the surface. There are mountains all around, but sloping down to the point we had reached. This point was a clump of cedars and junipers, perhaps fifty yards through, and directly through it the trail ran. Trescott’s cabin was about 300 yards the other side of this clump. Risque and Trescott and Frink entered the clump first.
“As I pulled out my watch to see what time it was—11:40—Slawson threw up his arms and said: ‘Look! There’re your Indians, Magruder.’ My attention was then directed particularly to him for he stool still, as if petrified. I looked for Indians, but could not see any, and then heard the reports of several rifles. Frank rushed from the thicket and cried that Risque was shot, and then I heard poor Trescott sob out ‘My God! Boys! My legs.’ I saw him struggle a moment and fall. He was shot through the thighs. Several more volleys came. Slawson disappeared and I broke from the trail for a tree. As I reached it a rifle bullet whizzed by my head on either side. I remained a moment behind the tree looking for Indians, but was not able to see any of them. Then Trescott’s mule came along and halted about twenty feet from me. I determined that they shouldn’t have that mule and raised my rifle to shoot it, when the mule wheeled around and cocked up his ears. I immediately turned, and there, not forty feet behind me, was an Indian with his rifle leveled at me. H fired and at once bounded toward me, thinking I was hit. I took deliberate aim with my Winchester and pulled the trigger. I remembered that as I fired I felt a peculiar sensation in recalling the fact that I was a pretty good shot. The Indian threw up his arms and tumbled backward. I took no further interest in him, but made for another tree, which I reached, several bullets more keeping me uncomfortably close company. I was badly frightened, and had very little doubt I would be killed like the others, but all the same determined I would fight to the end.
“It was a tough race up the mountain, dodging behind boulders and trees, throwing myself flat on the ground every now and then, and rendered still harder and more unpleasant by having the air around me whistling with bullets whenever I left cover. At length I reached Antoine’s shanty. Here we were again exposed to fire and for a while I was in more extreme danger than at any time during my race up the mountain. We finally got into the shelter of some timber and were safe.”

791. TWC Wed May 31 1882: North Windham.
Decoration Day dawned beautifully and brightly, and all the observances of it were in accord with the day. Through the forethought of Mr. F.D. Spencer our old flag was unfurled, and each soldier’s grave was marked by a small flag. Commander Smith, of the G.A.R. offered prayer. In our cemetery are known to be five soldiers’ graves. Three of the last war, two of 1812, and some of the oldest inhabitants say, one of Revolutionary times, named Lincoln. The first three mentioned are Stowell L. Burnham, killed at Gettysburg, Dwight P. Peck, died at Falmouth, Va., and Joseph H. Bennett, who met his death during the terrible freshet of the spring of 1875. The next two names are Hezekiah P. Brown, a drum major, and Stowell Lincoln, whose widow is still living at the advanced age of 93 years. Two of our boys, Nathaniel Bennett and James Johnson, died in the South, and were there buried, but they were remembered in the memorial services.

792. TWC Wed May 31 1882: South Coventry.
Rev. J.H.B. Headly preached his farewell discourse on last Sabbath.
Mrs. Hannah Thompson, relect of Harland Thompson died on Sunday the 28th, inst., of pneumonia after a short illness. The funeral was held at the house on the 29th.
Rev. E. Lewis of Haddam will supply the Congregational pulpit next Sabbath.

793. TWC Wed May 31 1882: South Windham.
The most interesting social event which has taken place here for years was the marriage on Thursday evening of last week of Miss Mary Clark, daughter of Mrs. James S. Eaton of this place, to Orin M. Larkham of Lebanon, formerly connected with the grocery business of E.H. Holmes J., in our village. The ceremony was performed at 6:30 by Rev. O.D. Hine of Lebanon in the presence of a large number of relatives and invited guests. Miss Phila Huntington of Willimantic and Joseph B. Smith of this village acted in the capacity of bridesmaid and groomsman. Following the ceremony was a collation the excellence of which is seldom surpassed and must have taxed someone’s skill to the utmost. The presents were very numerous and valuable, comprising articles useful as well as ornamental and testifying to the esteem with which they were regarded. Miss Clark is one of our most highly respected young ladies, for during the years she has resided here, by her kindly disposition and modest, unassuming manner she has won the regard and admiration of all. And should the prayers of her friends be granted her future life will be free from care or sorrow and the clouds that shut out the sunshine be few indeed. To those they have already received I add my sincerest congratulations. The newly wedded pair left on the boat train for New York, for a short tour, escorted to the station by a large number of friends.
A.N. Burgess whose illness as the result of a shock died on Saturday morning.
J.M. Forsyth’s horse while in the pasture Tuesday so injured itself by running that it is feared it may never recover.

794. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Married.
Kingsley-Bush—At Mansfield Center, May 25th, by the Rev. K.B. Glidden, Mr. Ezra Kingsley, of Deep River, Ct., and Mrs. Harrriet S. Bush, of Hartford.
Brown-Baldwin—At Hanover, May 30th, by the Rev. Mr. Bonney, Mr. C.A. Brown and Mrs. Emma P. Baldwin, both of Scotland.

795. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Died.
Williams—In Mansfield, May30th, Ralph Williams, aged 85 years. Funeral Thursday at 2 o’clock
Shea—In Willimantic, May 27th, John Shea, aged 25 years.
Daley—In Willimantic, May 30, James Daley, aged 65 years.
Burgess—In Lebanon, May 27th, A.N. Burgess, aged 68 years.
McIntosh—In Columbia, May 29, Dr. Harrison McIntosh, aged 68 years.
Mirrow—In Mansfield, May 24, Nathan Mirrow, aged 68 years.
Woodmansee—In North Franklin, May 26th, George Woodmansee, aged 3 months.

796. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Mowing Machines, Wheel Rakes, &c. The Walter A. Woods Enclosed Gear Mowers, the Yankee and the Field Rakes. The most durable and the best operating machines in market. Circulars by mail. Address Arnold Warren, Agent. South Coventry, Conn.

797. TWC Wed May 31 1882: At a Court of Probate Holden at Ashford within and for the district of Ashford, on the 20th day of May, A.D. 1882. Present Davis A. Baker, Esq., Judge. On motion of Elisha D. Grant, Administrator, with the will annexed on the deceased Estate of Francis L. Fitts, late of Ashford within said district, deceased. This court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Administrator and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic, and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said Town of Ashford nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, Davis A. Baker, Judge.

798. TWC Wed May 31 1882: At a Court of Probate Holden at Mansfield, within and for the district of Mansfield, on the 29th day of May, A.D. 1882. Present Isaac P. Fenton, Esq, Judge. On motion of Ralph W. Storrs, Administrator on the estate of Nancy S. Boynton late of Mansfield, within said district, deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Administrator, and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic, and by posting a copy thereof on the public signpost in said Town of Mansfield nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, Isaac P. Fenton, Judge.

799. TWC Wed May 31 1882: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. We hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors, Ale, Lager Beer, Rhine Wine and Cider, at the west store of Commercial block, No. 9 Main street, Willimantic, Town of Windham. Our place of business is located about 100 feet in a direct line from a church edifice. Dated at Windham this 15th day of May, A.D. 1882. W.S. Hunn, A.S. Turner.
We, the undersigned, electors and taxpayers of the Town of Windham hereby endorse the application of the above named for such license. Dated at Windham this 15th day of May A.D. 1882. John Bowman, W.N. Potter, A.A. Burnham, C.M. Palmer, D.H. Clark.
I hereby certify that the above named endorsers are electors and tax payers, as defined by law, of the Town of Windham. Henry N. Wales, Town Clerk. Dated at Windham this 25th day of May, A.D. 1882.

800. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Danielsonville.
At a meeting of the Base Ball association last evening the resignation of William Keach as manager was accepted and Frank W. Young was chosen in his place.
The one hundred lamp posts have been set through the borough and the lamps are now being placed on the same.
Mr. Edward Danielson, son of the late Hezekiah L. Danielson died yesterday.
Mr. Harry Hamilton, brother of Mr. William Hamilton of Willimantic, is in declining health from a pulmonary complaint.

801. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Woodstock.
Mrs. Milton Bradford has made admirable recovery from the gun shot wound accidentally suffered by her about six weeks ago. The atmosphere of these hills, and the unremitting attention of her sons, Dr. Cary Bradford and brother Henry, have conspired to restore her to health and vigor. She has walked out of doors for a week, and had a good appetite always.
The Baptist church (1st Society) is receiving several coats of paint. So are the Pike place and Mrs. Sophie Skinner’s. Mrs. S. also adds a veranda to the south side of her house.
Obwebituck hill and other Windham or Lebanon hills are easily seen from many points in Woodstock by looking along the Natchaug valley. Lower Eastford as well as a much larger portion of Eastford village has recently come into view from West Woodstock, through the cutting off of Mr. Geo. Bugbee’s woods.
Mr. Daniel Leonard, a man of 82 years, was the first farmer in town to finish planting this year, which he did May 10th
Landlord Clark of the Powhatan house, has removed his front fences, to the advantage of convenience and appearance.
The trial now in progress at Brooklyn, of Corkins and Esterbrooks for alleged barn-burning last November, is engrossing public attention. Corkins becomes a witness for the state.
The reconstruction of Herrendeen’s barn in place of the one burned, and the one building on the Levi Works place in Eastford, now Yetteaux’s bring some very large structures into the scenery of this locality.

802. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Canterbury.
Dwight Bushnell, a young man of nineteen years, in the employ of Andrew J. Willoughby, died suddenly Friday evening. He had been subject to fits for many years, which came upon him without warning and were finally the cause of his death. His funeral was solemnized on Sunday, from the residence of Mr. Willoughby.
A Mr. Johnson, an aged man of ninety one years, the father of Moses and Thomas Johnson died on Saturday last. Mr. Johnson came to this town with his sons, with whom he lived, many years ago, from Rhode Island. He was a man little known outside of his own family. His remains will be taken to Coventry R.I., for interment.
The graves of our soldiers, in the Carey cemetery, were decorated on Sunday with appropriate and interesting exercises.
Miss Burleson of Jewett City is visiting at Mr. George Sanger’s.
Mr. Gilman Spalding of Providence spent last Sunday at his home here.
Mr. E.J. Sanger of New York is in town for a few days.

803. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Lebanon.
Henry A. Race is putting up a new house. C.W. Hill of Mansfield is the architect and builder.
Thomas Ward has resigned his position as traveling salesman for N.C. Barker & Co., and it is reported will barber the Watch Hill visitors the coming summer.
Last Sunday several excursionists from out of town were seen quietly sitting on the shore of Hickley’s pond, each intently watching a cork floating upon its surface. On learning that a justice from over the river was in town visiting his friends, they changed base in time to save themselves the usual seven dollars and costs.

804. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Columbia.
Rev. O.D. Hine occupied the sacred desk in exchange with the pastor last Sabbath.
Dr. Gallup from Colchester is expected to locate here in about two weeks his office will be the same as occupied by Dr. Parker.
Pneumonia is prevalent here. Dr. Harrison McIntosh in former years a practicing physician in this town is the latest victim. His funeral was attended from his late residence on West street on Tuesday afternoon. He leaves three sons, all residing in Hartford.
Miss Annie Woodworth is in town for a few days.
James L. Downer was in Gilead doing a job of painting last week and it is said he intends going to Niantic working at the joiner trade.
The family of Rev. James K. Hazen is expected in June to spend the summer months with Samuel F. Ticknor.

805. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Andover.
There were two funerals in town last week. The funeral of Mr. George M. Kerney whose death was noticed in last week’s Chronicle, was attended Wednesday. His remains were taken to Manchester for burial. The other was that of a little daughter of Mr. Wm. C. White who moved here this spring from Bolton. She was buried in Bolton.
Our library has again been made the recipient of a handsome present of books. They were presented by Messrs Wm. Waldo and Frank E. Hyde of Hartford, and consist of seventy volumes, selected from Harper’s Family Library. The books cover a wide range of topics and are full of useful information. Our library now contains over five hundred volumes. It is still small of course compared with those of many of the large towns, but it is large enough to be of great value to our people. The Andover Library association was organized in May 1879, at the suggestion of the Hon. Henry C. Robinson of Hartford, who presented us to start with a set of the American Encyclopedia. During the next two years we did not succeed in getting many books or readers, but during the past year thanks to the persistent efforts of a few of our leading citizens, and to the material assistance rendered by a number of benevolent citizen of other places. We have at last succeeded in placing upon its shelves quite an attractive list of books, as a result of this, readers are coming forward, and our books are now finding their way into nearly all the families in town. The result of this will certainly be seen to be for good in the future. It will not only cultivate a taste for reading among our people, particularly among the young, but it will serve to prevent, to a great extent, the reading by our young people of that class of matter of which the dime novel is a type.
The N.Y. & N.E.R.R. Co. has recently extended its side track at the west end, nearly to the crossing above Mr. Reed’s house, which makes it about 3,000 feet long. Our people are greatly annoyed because the company will not stop the 11:44 a.m. train west of this station. As it is now, only one train stops here, going west, between sunrise and 5 p.m. As a consequence, people in this vicinity often have to drive to Manchester or to Turnerville in order to get away from here before night.

806. TWC Wed May 31 1882: Guiteau has written another letter asserting that he is in the protection of the Almighty, and that if he is hanged a judgment will fall on this country.

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