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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WILLIMANTIC CHRONICLE 1879-1884
The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1884
Published every Wednesday.
McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.
M. Wallen, A.H. Freeman, O.G. Hanks. Prompter: O.M. Richardson.
Chronicle, May 1884:
766. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: About Town.
Ward P. Cortis has leased a farm in Willington.
Fred S. Sanderson has been appointed assistant town clerk.
Holmes sells the best Connecticut river shad at 13 cents a pound.
Rev. S.R. Free lectured on Robert Ingersoll last Sunday evening.
Thos. J. Kelly now occupies his new quarters under the Brainard house.
H.H. Flint has a fine collection of flower and garden seeds, for sale.
Mrs. Col. Wm. E. Barrows and two sons of Pullman, Ill. Were in town over Sunday.
The ladies will find great millinery bargains at Mrs. Raynes; corner store, Brainard house block.
Geo. E. Whitford, recently in H.C. Hall's cash store, has left for a situation in Worcester.
N.W. Kennedy of the Sunbeam announces that he proposes to start a small daily paper in Putnam soon.
James H. Preston made a short visit to old friends returning to Omaha last week accompanied by his mother.
Private communications from Prof. D.G. Lawson state that he will probably not return to America this season.
J.H. Gray expects to start to-morrow to join the New York Circus at Salamanca, New York, as advance agent.
Elder Hezekiah Davis of Southington, is expected to occupy the desk in Mission Hall, Bank Building next Sabbath.
A.S. Turner and A.T. Fowler are improving their lots on Maple street by new curbing and extensive grading and terracing.
Foran in the Gem Fruit store has the nicest lot of pineapples and bananas in town, also keeps a full stock of all kinds of fresh candies.
The Willimantic Linen company is finishing and shipping an enormous quantity of thread, and the business seems to be in a healthy condition.
Barker & Kellogg of Hartford have opened a branch office in the front room under the photographer's in Bassett's block for the sale of sewing machines.
Rev. Ezra Withy of New London, will preach at North Windham, at 10:30 a.m. and at 2 p.m. next Sunday, May 11th Sabbath School at 12. Praise and prayer service at 7 in the evening.
767. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Messrs Durkee & Stiles have bought the interest of E.A. Buck in the late firm of Buck, Durkee & Stiles, and have sold an interest in the business to George M. Harrington. The firm style is now Durkee, Stiles & Co.
768. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: The Grand Army post will dedicate their new hall in McAvoy block on Friday evening. All old soldiers are invited to attend with their families.
769. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: N.A. Stearns was chosen delegate on Sunday to represent the Congregational Sunday school, at the state convention at Waterbury the latter part of May.
770. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: The Phoenix Hat works, in Franklin block are now open for business. All kinds of dyeing, bleaching and repairing at short notice. See advertisement.
771. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: The alternates selected by the delegates of this district to the Chicago convention are as follows: E.S. Boss, John M. Hall; Ira B. Griggs, H.N. Trumbull of Stonington.
772. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Engineer Cooper ran a train containing railroad officials from Putnam to Boston, a distance of 61 miles in 65 minutes, and thinks he can shorten that record four minutes.
773. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: The Hartford Telegram came out in an enlarged form last Thursday. In the words of the venerable Cooley's Weekly "The people know a good thing when they see it."
774. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: A large easel holding forty-eight different shades of the celebrated Wadsworth, Martinez & Longman pure prepared paint, is on exhibition at H.H. Flint's drug store. Call and see it and if you are going to paint your house select your colors.
775. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: The English felt roofing on the large new mill of the Willimantic Linen company put on four years ago is being taken off, and the New England Felt Roofing company of Boston are putting on their roofing known as the Bee Hive brand.
776. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Nearly the entire juvenile population turned out to greet the smiling May on Thursday evening. Door bells were kept ringing, and a large quantity of seed peas were projected against the windows in town. The boys had their fun, and now let us have more peace and fewer peas.
777. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: The Army of Reform (children's temperance organization) is expected to give an entertainment in Franklin hall next Tuesday evening. All who wish to encourage the children in habits of total abstinence are invited to be present. Seats free, but a collection will be taken during the exercises to help defray expenses.
778. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: The fancy dress party at the rink on Thursday evening was a very successful meeting. The prize skates were awarded Miss Lou Pinney, C.N. Daniels, and Fred Watrous, Judges; Capt. Thomas, referee. As was advertised, this was the closing session of the rink. The managers have had to contend with much bad weather during the
season, but have done fairly well all things considered.
779. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: The United Temperance workers were addressed on Sunday afternoon by Rev. C.N. Nichols. There were not so many present as it was hoped there would have been but those who came were amply repaid. The speaker believed that the temperance cause was advancing and was destined to triumph and it is the duty of every one who professes to be in favor of temperance to help on the work until it finally triumphs.
780. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Vote of Thanks - Capt. Foran has received the following communication from the company's recent visitors: Norwich, Conn., May 3, 1884. At a special meeting of Company C, Third Regiment, C.N.G., the company gave a unanimous vote of thanks to you and your company for the pleasant and enjoyable time you made for the company. They all speak in praise of Company E and hope the time will come when
they can return the same to you and yours. Yours Respectfully, William F. Bidwell. Capt. Co. C., Third Regt.
781. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: A Card. The Vienna Bakery takes pleasure in informing its patrons and the public that it continues to make the best bread, cakes, and pies to be found in Willimantic, and for puffs let the goods speak for themselves. We have fresh bread, rolls and cakes always on hand. The Vienna Bakery goods can be found at the larger stores in
town - At Willimantic Linen Co.'s store, C.E. Carpenter's and a number of others. Customers who would like to have my wagon stop at their houses will please leave orders at the store, 15 Church street. My wagon will go around in the afternoon in time for tea, also on Sunday morning with hot brown bread. Hoping to please all, I remain. J.T. Hooper.
782. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Court of Burgesses. The regular meeting of the court of burgesses was held at the borough office, Monday evening, the warden, John M. Alpaugh, presiding. Records of April meeting were read and approved. The following bills were ordered paid. Labor bill, April, $297.24; hall and bill printing, $9.50; Buck, Durkee & Stiles, gasoline, $69.95; Killourey Bros., lighting street lamps, $66.50; So. N.E. Telephone Co., wire fire alarm, $29.02; M.E. Lincoln, expenses to Hartford, $2.50; C.P. Brann, supplies fire alarm, $30; Robert Fulton, surveying, $31.15; Willimantic Gas Co., gas, $1.50; Wm. M. Gorry & Co., iron cross walks, $70.03; Windham C. Manf'g Co., cotton waste, $1.60; police salary, $180; fire department salary, $128.75. Voted to grant
permission to Michael Sullivan to dig drain for his cellar into Brook street. Voted to appoint Dwight F. Willis and Henry C. Whitford supernumerary policemen.
783. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Miss Janie G. Savage will give a reading at Jewett City on Thursday evening, assisted by Mrs. Minnie Hedley Hall, soprano; Mr. James Simpson of this village, tenor, and Miss Mary W. Burleson, accompanist. The entertainment will be given under the management of Mr. E.F. Burleson.
784. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Police Notes. The inhabitants of this usually quiet village were in a high state of excitement last Monday morning over the arrest for burglary of Fred Robertson, son of our Main street jeweler, by officer Shurtliff. The officer had strong reasons for suspecting young Robertson for a number of weeks past and had kept a strict watch upon all his movements, and having lately received information from a party to whom Robertson had confided his intention of committing the robbery of his father's store, he watched him nearly five hours previous to his entering the store, which occurred between 4 and 4:30 Monday morning. On seeing him on the street at that early hour and
relying on the information received form the party aforesaid, officer Shurtliff called on officer Brown and together they concealed themselves and saw young Robertson enter the store, having got possession of the keys, and going to the safe (having by some means possessed himself of its combination) open it and abstract several articles therefrom. Soon
after he came out of the store and had proceeded but a short distance when officer Shurtliff took him and conveyed him to the lockup. Upon being searched the following articles which he had taken from the safe were found on his person; One silver watch, value $40; 4 rings; 2 gold studs; a gold chain and $66 in cash. The prisoner begged hard to be let go, saying he would replace everything, but to the credit of that shrewd and efficient officer, Shurtliff intimated that "he was not practicing that kind of doctrine," and the prisoner was locked up. At his hearing Monday noon a petition was made by James Walden on behalf of Robertson, that an adjournment be made in order that the prisoner might obtain counsel, which being granted he was placed under $500 bonds to appear
Thursday morning for trial. Yesterday morning Robertson was taken to New London in charge of Officer Shurtliff, where an attempt was made to enlist him into the army. Fort Trumbull had its full complement of men and no place was found for Robertson. Last night he was taken to New York where it was hoped an opening might be found for his enlistment. The parents of the young man have the sympathy of the community in their
trouble. Edward Rohan was released from the county jail last Monday and conveyed
in irons to Mansfield by officer Clark, who delivered him to the authorities at that place who have a hold on him for larceny committed there on February 3.
785. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Griswold.
The quiet parish of Pachaug was greatly startled, early Sunday morning, by the intelligence that Mr. Dwight L. Meech, a member of the Pachaug church and an old and reputable citizen, had cut his own throat and was lying in his own blood, dead. For some little time he has been greatly depressed. In his early manhood he lifted, for reasons that seemed
imperative, two bags of grain and carried them - one on his shoulder and the other under his arm - some distance to his father's house. He felt as he has often said "something gave way." From that day to this he has never seen a perfectly well day. His nerves have given him great trouble, and lately, with some other aggravating ailments, his life became almost unbearable. Within a few weeks he has talked about "putting himself out of the way." He lived with his two nieces, Misses Ellen and Sarah Meech, both of whom he loved. He seemed to think that his uncontrollable spasms of nervous irritation were making life to them a terror, and, as he said to many, he "wanted to end it before it ended them"; that "it was all right now, but if he lived long he might wear them both out." Saturday he was visited in company with a friend by Dr. William Soule of Jewett City, with the view of persuading him to seek treatment in a hospital, but he refused to leave home. He accepted the care of the doctor. He went to bed about 10 o'clock Saturday night as usual. Got up at about half past four Sunday morning; went to the barn and milked as usual two cows; brought the milk in and then went out near the corn house on a level plot of ground; took off his coat and laid it by a tree, and then his vest and laid that on top of his coat, and then
kneeling down with his face toward the rising Sabbath sun severed the jugular vein with a jack-knife and died apparently without a struggle. When found by the nieces his hand was on the ground and his forehead in his hand, and his body in a position of quiet repose.
786. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Warrenville.
Mr. Chas. D. Eager is making some decided improvements on the interior of his house.
Rev. E.P. Mathewson has recently visited friends in this place.
787. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Mansfield Centre.
Mrs. James Topliff is very ill.
The silk business is driving [thriving?] at Atwoodville.
The getting of telegraph poles is becoming quite a business here.
Herbert Huntington had two pigs stolen Sunday night.
788. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Columbia.
Rev. Mr. Bullard occupied the pulpit Sabbath morning and preached in behalf of the American Tract Society, a collection was taken at the close of the service.
Henry Jacobs and son of Hartford are in town for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Lucius J. Robertson celebrated the 3d inst., the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage at their spacious residence on Post Hill. About sixty guests were present and a variety of presents useful and ornamental such as are usual on such occasions were left with the couple as tokens of regard.
The Sabbath School was reorganized last Sunday resulting in the following choice of officers Superintendent Edward P. Lyman, asst. Supt. Miss A.J. Fuller, Sec. And Treas. Joseph Clark, Librarian Henry Richardson, Asst's Horace Brown, H.D. Hunt.
Mrs. L. Penharlow lost a good cow last week and an autopsy being held it was discovered that the cause was backing up in the manifolds.
789. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: South Windham.
John O'Rourke who purchased the Crowell farm near Bush Hill, has sold ten acres of woodland belonging to the place to George Taylor. A great deal of timber has been drawn to the saw mill here from that section this spring.
790. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: A loaded gun fell from the hands of John Babbitt, a 24 year-old tea agent in Stamford, Saturday night and was discharged. The tea agent was shot through the brain. He died two hours later.
791. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: H.L. Goodwin of East Hartford, the great railroad agitator, has been in Washington for several days. He is there in the interests of free delivery system. He is there endeavoring to have the recommendations of the post-master-general on the subject carried out, which, if done, will result in the introduction of the free delivery system in four or five Connecticut cities which do not now have it. It is probable that the economizing tendencies of the house will, however, render Mr. Goodwin's efforts vain.
792. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: The Naugatuck Review has changed to the four page form, and is now all printed at home on its own power press.
793. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: The first shad taken from the Shetucket river this season were caught on Monday by Robert R. Armstrong.
794. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Roadmaster Loomis of the Hartford and Connecticut Valley railroad has been promoted to conductor and Thomas Sprague of the Air Line appointed roadmaster.
795. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Edwin B. Northrop of New Britain was drowned in the Park River yesterday.
796. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Andover. (crowded out last week)
The annual meeting of our Literary association was held Saturday evening April 26th. Officers were elected as follows: president B.E. Post, vice president M.S. Topliff, secretary and treasurer H.G. Dorrance, library committee M.P. Yeomans, J.H. Marsh and H.F. Standish, social committee, Mrs. J.H. Marsh, Miss Mary Hyde, Mrs. M.P. Yeomans and Mrs. A.H. Lyman. The treasurer's report showed the receipts for the past year to have been $33, the expenditures were $42.77 the balance in the treasury $12.69.
The Helping Hands society gave a soap-bubble party at the Conference house last Thursday evening, which was very much enjoyed by all who attended, but as the evening was stormy, it is to be repeated next
Thursday evening, May 1st. Who does not know that it is fun to blow soap bubbles?
Our summer schools have all commenced, Miss Lucy Carberry is teacher in the N.E. district, Miss Emily Hyde in the N.W., Miss Wilcox of Coventry in the S.W., and Miss Orra Parker in the S.E.
Judge Gurley Phelps and family intend going to Cleveland next month on a visit, the Judge having leased his farm for the year to Mr. E.L. Perkins.
Mr. Geo. L. Blackman who had his shoulder dislocated last week by being thrown from his wagon is doing well, as is Mrs. Blackman who was considerably injured at the same time.
There are now forty telegraph wires through our place. It seems but a few years since the first one was put up.
797. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Columbia (crowded out last week)
The steam saw mill was moved Monday to the lot recently purchased of A. Fitch.
The singing schools which have been under the instruction of A.A. Hunt terminated Sunday evening.
Harris, the present operator at Little's mill, is turning off shingles at a thorough business speed.
The old Pine street school house which was purchased by Justin Holbrook was removed from its former position across the street.
Norman H. Clark has been appointed selectman to fill the vacancy occasioned by Carlisle Potter who refused to act.
Royal Thompson has been treating his residence to a new coat of slate colored paint.
798. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Seven car loads of oysters for planting were shipped from Bridgeport to San Franciso last week.
799. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Some book agents have been arrested at Waterbury for swindling people with a "Historical and industrial review of the state of Connecticut."
800. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: It is substantially determined that the Bristol water works shall be located on a stream which comes down from Harwinton. The site in view is nearer Bristol than the others that have been considered and gives a larger supply, with a head of about seventy feet.
801. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: A green turtle from New York weighing one hundred pounds is on exhibition at the Florence house, New Haven.
802. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: The formation of the Slater library building at Jewett City is completed and the walls will soon commence to rise.
803. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Edward Ryan of Naugatuck, 25 years of age, was killed in Ansonia Saturday night by a train while trying to board it.
804. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: The old town hall building in West Haven is being moved. It was the scene of the preliminary trial of the Malleys and of various episodes which helped to spread the name of West Haven throughout the country.
805. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: David Banks of Banksville, Greenwich, who is over 90 years of age, sat up until 12 o'clock one night last week getting potatoes ready to plant, so that he could attend a funeral the net day. The following morning he was up in time to milk the cows, feed his pigs, and get to the village by 8 o'clock.
806. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Prof. L.L. Richards assistant professor of mathematics at Yale, and Gardner Morse, of New Haven, walked across the state of Connecticut Saturday from the Massachusetts state line at Granby to New Haven, a distance of fifty-four miles, stopping twice for meals and rest. Prof. Richards wore shoes in which he has walked 1,400 miles.
807. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: The freestone quarry at Portland has been worked more or less since 1665. At the present time no less than 1000 men are employed, and one hundred yoke of oxen and about seventy horses and twenty steam engines. During the time that the river is navigable, more than fifty steam and sail vessels are employed in taking the stone
where it is to be used for building and other purposes.
808. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Charles Fletcher, engineer in Forsythe's laundry, New Haven, Ct. was caught in a revolving shaft and fatally injured. He leaves a wife and six children.
809. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Stratford was excited Saturday over a report that William Lewis, who figured so prominently in the Rose Ambler case, had attempted to shoot Constable Stagg, while the latter was trying to arrest him for an assault committed upon one of his neighbors. When the officer approached Lewis the latter declared that he would not be taken and that it would require more of a man than Stagg to do it. He then drew two revolvers and threatened to let daylight through the officer, but before he had an opportunity to carry his threats into execution, the officer sprang upon him and disabled him. Lewis was then placed under arrest but was released later, on a bond furnished by his employer.
810. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: On Friday, May 2d, the examining board appointed to hear applicants from this congressional district for the naval cadetship at Annapolis, reported that Charles Brand of Colchester, stood best in the competition and won the appointment, with Frank S. Long of Norwich Falls, a good second and winner of the position of alternate. There were ten entries for the position and the contest was rather spirited.
811. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: G.F. Johnson, the popular landlord of the county hotel at Tolland, has removed to his old place, at Mortlake house, Brooklyn.
812. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Death of Father Synnott. Bridgeport, Ct., May 2. Rev. Thomas J. Synnott, pastor of St. Augustine church, in this city is dead. He had been here thirty-two years, during which time he has built three churches and a convent school. On St. Patrick's day last he was presented with a gold chalice and patin, valued at $1,000, the gift of his parishioners. His remains will lie in state until the funeral, which takes place to-morrow at 10 o'clock. A vault is being built at the church door, in which the body will be placed. Father Synnott was for six years a member of the board of education. He was of liberal mind and was universally respected.
813. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: William Holden, 25, was captured at Greenville, while setting fire to C.D. Browning's barn between 8 and 9 o'clock Friday night. Although caught in the act, he denies all connection with the fire.
814. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Rev. J.L. Nott, a Yale divinity student is filling the pulpit of the Hebron Congregational church lately held by Rev. George B. Cutler.
815. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Isaac H. Bromley will deliver the Memorial day address in Norwich, and that at Danielsonville will be by the Rev. Dr. Millard of the Broadway church in Norwich. Mr. William E. Simonds of Hartford will deliver the address at Stafford Springs.
816. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Albert Sharp of Willington has in his possession the first cast iron plough ever used in town he thinks. His father, the late Capt. Robert Sharp, brought the castings home with him in Troy, N.Y., in 1822. The old plough has been in service until some five years ago.
817. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: C.P. Sturtevant of Norwich who has for years owned a controlling interest in the Norwich Bulletin recently sold it to Edward Chappell of the same place. Changes in the management are expected and there is talk of Mr. Isaac H. Bromley becoming the editor.
818. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: New London people don't seem to regret the failure of Owens & Mercer, the Wall street brokers, who had a branch office there. A local paper estimates that New London has lost $300,000 by speculation since the firm opened in the city, which would have given the sleepy old town quite a boom if it could have been put into local manufactures.
819. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Rev. R.D. Wynn, for five years pastor of the Mt. Calvary Baptist church of Norwich tendered his resignation on Sunday evening.
820. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: A negro named Skinner broke into the house of Samuel L. Smith at Poquonnock last week and stole a pair of gold spectacles and $254. He has been captured.
821. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Born.
Taylor - Willimantic, May 2d, a son to Wm. E. and Maggie Taylor.
822. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Married.
Harris - Darling - In East Killingly May 1st, by Rev. G.H. Child, Mr. John C.F. Harris of Mansfield, to Miss Lizzie Darling of East Killingly.
823. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Died.
Allen - In Ashford, May 3d, Edward T. Allen Jr., aged 15 years.
Winsor - In Willimantic, May 4th, H.C. Winsor aged 59 years.
824. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Your Property Safe. To my customers. No one has the combination to my burglar proof inside vault where I keep all my customers watches and valuables entrusted with me for repairs, except myself. In the future as in the past I shall do my level best to do the best work at fair prices. Thanking the public for their very generous patronage and at this time great sympathy. I am Truly Yours. J.R. Robertson.
825. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Insure your life in the Old Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, of Springfield, Mass. Chas. D. King, District Agent, Danielsonville, Conn.
826. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell ale, lager, Rhine wine and cider at Honora Carey's building on the east side of Jackson street, in the borough of Willimantic, in the town of Windham. I hereby certify that I am not disqualified to receive such license by any of the provisions of the laws of this state and that the place in which said business is to be carried on has no means of access to any part of the same building used or occupied as a dwelling house. Dated at Windham this 30th day of April A.D. 1884. John J. Carey. We the undersigned, electors and tax-payers of the town of Windham and not licensed dealers
in spirituous and intoxicating liquors, hereby endorse the application of the above named John J. Carey and we hereby certify that we have not since the first day of October, 1883, endorsed any other application for a license. Dated at Windham this 30th day of April, A.D., 1884. I hereby certify that the above named endorses are electors and tax payers in the Town of Windham. Henry N. Wales, Town Clerk. Dated at Windham this 5th day of May, A.D. 1884.
827. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: To Rent - The Cushman building, Main street - 25 rooms together, or three tenements. Enquire of W. H. Strong. 15 High street.
828. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Cook Wanted - A good cook to assist in a boarding house. Apply to E.A. Jones, Mansfield Centre. Conn.
829. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: To Rent. A tenement for a small family. Enquire of W.H. Osborn.
830. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: The following law and law case are taken from the records of the New Haven colony in 1669. The statute says: "Whoever shall inveigle or draw the affections of any maide or maide servant, either to himself or others, without first gaining the consent of her parents, shall pay to the plantation for the first offense 10 shillings, the second $4; for the third he shall be imprisoned or corporeously punished." Under this law, at a court held in May 1669, Jacobeth Murtin and Sarah Tuttle were prosecuted for setting down on a chestle together, his arms around her waiste and her arme upon his shoulder or
about his neck, and continuing in that sinful posture about half an hour, in which time he kissed her and she kissed him and they kissed one another, as ye witnessed testified."
831. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: District of Ashford Probate Court, Ashford, April 21, 1884. Estate of Eliza Walls, late of Ashford in said District, deceased. The Court of Probate for the district of Ashford hath limited and allowed six months from date of this order, for the creditors of said estate represented insolvent in which to exhibit their claims against said estate; and has appointed Henry H. Platt and John A. Murphy commissioners to receive and examine said claims certified by Davis A. Baker, judge. The subscribers give notice that they shall meet at the dwelling house of Jacob Walls in said Ashford on the 10th day of May and the 21st day of October at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, on each of said days, for the purpose of attending to the business of said appointment. Henry H. Platt, John A. Murphy, Commissioners. All persons indebted to said estate are requested to make immediate payment to Peter Platt, Administrator.
832. TWC Wed May 7, 1884: Notice - Came into my yard on Tuesday last a stray sheep with blue and red marks on the four shoulders and red mark on the hips. The owner can have the same by proving property and paying charge. Enquire of Walter H. Watrous, Columbia, Conn. Near Leonard Bridge.
833. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: About Town.
The organ grinder arrived last Monday morning.
Cashier Bingham of the Windham National bank is in New York.
Mr. and Mrs. C.P. Brann of Providence were in town over Sunday.
Court at Brooklyn has adjourned on account of the illness of the judge.
James Walden sold over $500 worth of western tickets for one train yesterday.
The Methodist society is making solid improvements on the parsonage lot.
John Spencer is putting up a new house near the upper end of Church street.
James H. Picknell has a fine new cottage on the Rollison place for sale or rent.
Edgar F. Smith of Providence will pitch for the Willimantics on trial this afternoon.
Walter Bennett, Esq., of Omaha, Nebraska, is at home for a few weeks for his health.
The Atlanta Journal, Charles S. Atwood business manager has a $20,000 libel suit on hand.
Stewart Preston, who has been quite ill with rheumatism of the stomach, is recovering.
Rev. R.C. Searing, the new rector of the Episcopal church occupied the pulpit last Sunday.
The meetings of the United Temperance workers at Franklin Hall have been discontinued for the present.
We understand that Fred Robertson has enlisted on a man-of-war, and this action settles all charges against him.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Wood of Oakland, California, have been visiting Mrs. Wood's sister Mrs. Henry A. Beebe.
The annual inspection of the fire department and trial of hydrants will take place next Saturday at 3 o'clock p.m.
Rev. G.W. Holman expects to start for Detroit to-morrow to attend the annual national meeting of the Baptist denomination.
Elder L.S. Goodell is expected to preach in Mission hall, Bank building, next Sunday at 10:45 a.m., and possibly at 7:30 in the evening.
Francis S. Long, Post No. 30 G.A.R., dedicated their new hall in McAvoy block last Friday evening. A good number was present and a good time reported.
834. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: The funeral of Miss Annie E. Hempsted will be attended from the house of her father, William Hempstead, to-morrow, (Thursday) afternoon at one o'clock.
835. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Messrs. J. Warner, W.W. Wilcox and George E. Hope have commenced the wagon making and repairing business at A.B. Green's old stand on Bridge street.
836. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Flower thieves are abroad and should be severely punished if caught. Dr. O.B. Griggs had a lot of fine pansies stolen from a large garden urn one day last week.
837. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: The Willimantic Trust Company case came up in the supreme court last week. Of course the case is not ended yet, as there is supposed to be a little money left.
838. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Daley Brothers will sell at auction at their store at South Coventry on Monday, May 19th at 10 a.m., one horse, groceries, provisions, crockery, etc. Sale rain or shine.
839. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: John L. Hunter, Howard R. Alford, Dumont Kingsley and Charles T. Barstow were elected delegates to the democratic state convention to be held at New Haven June 5th.
840. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Oliver Carpenter, E. Stiles and Arthur Hills start for Florida on Friday. The two first named expect to clear a plantation and start orange groves, while Arthur intends to raise chickens for a living.
841. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: The May term of the Superior court for this county comes in to-day at Brooklyn. It was proposed to open court yesterday but Judge Sanford failed to make connections with the train and got left.
842. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: A.R. Burnham has bought out the interest of L.M. Wallen in the firm of A.R. Burnham & Co., and has sold one-half interest in the concern to Ernest P. Chesbro. The firm style will hereafter be Burnham & Chesbro.
843. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Mr. Eugene Atwood will start on another European tour the latter part of the month. I.A. Culverhouse of the First National bank will accompany Mr. Atwood on his trip, and expects to be absent some two months.
844. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: A man hired the store recently vacated by Thomas J. Kelley last week and advertised groceries at auction. Our people can buy groceries cheap enough at our local stores, and after a few trials the auction man got disgusted and left.
845. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Charles W. Smith, foreman of the Linen company's machine shop No. 1, returned Saturday from Boston where he has been for several weeks to receive treatment for rheumatism of the eye. He experienced some relief from the treatment but is not fully cured.
846. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: John M. Hall, selected as alternate for Eugene S. Boss, delegate to the Chicago convention from this district, finds his engagements such that he cannot attend to the duties, and Mr. Boss has named Col. Charles A. Russell of Killingly for the position.
847. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: The body of the wife of Rev. Alvin Crane of Shelburne Falls, Mass., was brought to this place for interment yesterday. Mrs. Crane was a daughter of Capt. Ebenezer Adams of Mansfield, and a sister of Mrs. B.F. Bennett. The funeral services were held at the Baptist church at 4 p.m.
848. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Patrick Fitzpatrick fell from the floor beams of the new bank building Monday morning into the cellar, a distance of about ten feet, striking on his head. A gash was cut in his head and he was somewhat bruised otherwise. It is supposed he was attacked with dizziness which caused his fall.
849. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: J.A. Stillman offers a discount of 15 per cent on every dollar's worth of goods bought at his store beginning on Friday, May 16th, and continuing through the following week. He has just received a large line of new spring dress goods, and other goods. Call and see the bargains he is offering.
850. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: The Hartford Post says: "The Boston Post has interviewed John L. Hunter, Esq., of Willimantic, and finds him sound on the tariff question, that is, he agrees with The Post, which is a "tariff reform" organ. It says: "If the democracy of Connecticut doesn't go right on the tariff question, it won't be Mr. Hunter's fault."
851. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: While coupling cars in the East Hartford yard, Sunday morning, Everett Colton, a brakeman, had his arm caught between the bumpers and severely crushed. He was removed [to] the hospital in Hartford and an effort will be made to save the shattered member. Colton is 23 years of age, married, and resides in Putnam.
852. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Rev. J.L. Barlow resigned the pastorate of the Berean church in this village some weeks since, but it has not been settled until recently that he was to leave the charge. Now, however, he is packing up his goods and making preparations to depart. It is not yet decided where he will make his home. Mr. Barlow has made many friends among us who will regret his departure, and all bid him God speed, and wish him abundant success in his new field of labor wherever it may be.
853. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: A well-known auctioneer from a neighboring town came into the village a few days since, and when he got ready to depart he had seated himself in the vehicle tucked the robe around him, and started the horse before he happened to remember that his team was anchored to a stone post with a two inch hawser. When he realized this fact he was no longer in doubt as to the origin of the merriment among the spectators.
854. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: The gate at our Union street crossing has played all manner of games on teamsters, dropping down on horses, wagons and drivers, sometimes between the horse and wagon, sometimes knocking the driver off the team, but last Friday it dropped on one team too many. One of the J.B. Hamlin's four horse teams was crossing the track and the gate came down on the wagon in front of the rear stake. The team went on without noticing the fact and the gate was torn from its moorings and was laid up several days for repairs.
855. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Temple of Honor: At a regular meeting of the Willimantic Temple of Honor held in Grand Army hall on Tuesday evening, May 6th, the following officers were duly installed by Deputy G.W.T., J.D. Willis: Worthy Chief Templar, G.C. Topliff; Worthy Vice, David Day; Worthy Recorder, J.P. Bath; Assistant Recorder, H.F. Lewis; Financial Recorder, F.N. Lamb; Worthy Treasurer, J.D. Willis; Worthy Chaplain, Wm. C. Cargel; Worthy Usher, Geo. G. Smith; Worthy Deputy Uusher, Andrew Johnson; Worthy Guardian, L. Lyde; Worthy Sentinel, G.W. Greenwood; Past Worthy Chief Templar, Geo. B. Abbott. After the installation of the officers remarks were made by some of the new officers and others and the meeting broke up with the utmost good feeling prevailing throughout. The Temple is in a flourishing condition.
856. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Masonic - The grand chapter of the Royal Arch Masons of Connecticut held its annual convention in Masonic Hall Hartford yesterday. The following officers were elected and installed: Grand High Priest, Chester Tilden of Willimantic; deputy grand high priest, James McCormick, of Windsor; grand king, Reuben H. Tucker, of Ansonia; grand scribe, A.E. Blakeslee, of Thomaston; grand treasurer, Geo. Lee, of Hartford; grand secretary, Joseph K. Wheeler, of Hartford; grand captain of host, John O. Rowland, of Fair Haven; grand principal sojourner, Gilbert L. Hewitt, of Norwich; grand royal arch captain, J.H. Southwout, of Stanford; grand chaplain, the Rev. George M. Stanley, of Winsted; grand master third veil, C.H. Chesebro, of Putnam; second, Milton H. Ricker, of Mystic River; first, J.V. Squier, of Stafford Springs; grand senior steward, H.H. Green of Danielsonville; grand junior steward, Samuel Bassett, of new Britain; grand tyler, George A. Smith, of New Haven.
857. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: After the withdrawal of Mr. Whittemore from the firm of Buck & Whittemore, W.Y. Buck formed a business connection with James H. Fisk of Stafford, and preparations were made to go into the plating business in the rooms formerly occupied by A.R. Burnham's carriage shop. A four and one-half horse power Book walter engine was purchased, tanks built, and the new company was ready for business. Last week Mr. Whittemore bought out the concern and removed the assets to his shop on Bank street and now controls the plating business in Willimantic without opposition.
858. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Reunion. The officers of the Twenty-first regiment, C.V., have issued the following circular concerning the annual reunion of the regiment: Dear Comrade: As the public exercises attending the unveiling of Gov. Buckingham's statue occur on the 18th of June, in Hartford, and it is very desirable that every veteran should be there to do honor to the memory of Connecticut's war governor, the executive committee of our regimental association has decided that our reunion shall be held at the same time and place. The meeting of our association will necessarily be brief and somewhat informal, but it is believed that the public exercises of the occasion will equal Battle Flag Day in interest. Let us all be there to see and to help. Respectfully, J.B. Baldwin, President, Willimantic, Conn. J.A. Brown, Secretary, Mt. Hope, Conn.
859. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: The superior court opened at Waterbury yesterday morning with the case of George A. Ayer vs. the New York and New England railroad, to recover $50,000 damages for injuries received while a passenger on defendant's road October 16, 1882. The accident occurred near Springfield while Mr. Ayer was returning to Waterbury, and was caused by the jamming or careless coupling of the cars. Mr. Ayer is
conveyed to and from the court room in a hack. His lawyers claim that he has lost over forty pounds in flesh and that he is suffering from paralysis, loss of sight, and an injured spine, being obliged to go about on crutches.
860. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Police Notes. About 5 o'clock Monday afternoon Officer Clark trundled into the lockup, James Binns of South Windham, whom the officer found cavorting around Main street in an intoxicated condition. Binns is a six footer and very powerful but "our Freddie" managed him all the same. At his trial yesterday morning
Justice Sumner fined him $1 and costs which he paid and took a homeward trail "all broke up" as he said, leaving as a remembrance of his visit, the wherewithal that outraged justice demanded, and a pint bottle chock full of whiskey.
On Monday afternoon Officer Brown in response to a telephone message boarded Conductor Downer's train at 3:30 o'clock p.m. on its arrival and captured Charles McCarthy not yet 12 years of age, who ran away from his home in Norwich some three weeks since and went to his uncle's in Monson, Mass. On Monday he stole $92 from his uncle, bought a Waterbury watch for $9, (which was $6.50 more than the usual price) and took the cars to escape detection. Officer Brown recovered the watch and $82 from the lad, who had probably intended to go to New York as he had bought a New London ticket. His father and uncle came to see him yesterday and took him off with them, there having been no charge preferred against him. His father intends to send him to the reform school during his minority.
861. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Scotland.
J. Henry Greenslit and family started for Nebraska on Tuesday on this week. They were accompanied by Frank Perry and Arthur Gager. Mr. Gager made a visit to Nebraska last fall, and found his health much improved while he remained there. On his return his complaint again brought him low and he has been unable to do any work during the winter. It seemed to be his only chance to go to a different climate and although very weak he decided to accompany Mr. Greenslit to the west. His many friends in this vicinity wish him a safe journey and a speedy restoration to health and strength.
Dr. Ross is negotiating for telephone connection.
Prof. H.H. Hatch is to take the road selling fodder cutters for Joseph Ensworth.
A private letter received from Otis W. Hopkins who is in Silver Springs, Florida, dated May 1, says: "I have ridden over twice to see George Fuller. He is nine miles from here and has one of the most splendid pieces of land. He has thirty four acres planted in cucumbers, tomatoes and watermelons, and I would not give his clear profits for all the
actual clear profits of all the farms in Scotland. The first forty crates of cucumbers which he sent off three weeks ago netted him $6 per crate and he will no doubt have from five to seven thousand crates the present crop. He commences to pick tomatoes this week or next which will bring him $6 to $8 per crate, and in about three weeks he will commence to ship watermelons which will bring from 50 cents to $1.50 at first. We have had strawberries on the table for nearly six weeks, and cabbage, beans, new potatoes, beets, lettuce and all garden truck are an old story. Huckleberries are getting ripe, blackberries and wild mulberries are now ripe, and wild plums will be ripe soon. The first crate of
peaches were shipped to-day.
Uncle Joe Ensworth has at last got in his telephone and is happy. One of the first things he did after he got his machine was to ring up a man twenty miles away and trade one of his Ross ensilage cutters for a Baldwin cutter.
Henry Ashley is reshingling his house.
Rev. Mr. Place has taken possession of our long-vacated parsonage, and once more we have a resident minister.
862. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Wormwood Hill via Mansfield Centre.
Brigham Parker and son from New Haven are paying their relatives and friends here a brief visit.
We notice in the Journal's correspondence from Mansfield Centre last week that a new boat is proposed as an addition to the navy on Mansfield lake. We also note a suggestion from the same authority that the "Rev. Pastor K.B. Glidden" be appointed commodore of the new craft. This proposition, if carried into effect, would add material interest commercially to the lake, and enhance the value and prosperity of the surrounding country.
863. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Lebanon.
E. Bridgman Manley's new barn has received its new covering, and under the effective blows of William and Louis, is rapidly approaching completion.
The Lebanon grange is immensely popular with its members. Some of the more youthful and consequently hopeful of its adherents having already, by their savings in purchases, laid the foundation of imaginary fortunes which they fondly hope to realize in the "good time coming."
Charles H. Loomis, who lives at the base and on the south side of Wunnagunset mountain, is the owner of a fine setter that, however good he may be for birds, certainly "takes the cake" for snakes. During the month of April and up to May 5 he has shaken the stuffing from 72 black snakes averaging 4 ½ feet in length, not to mention a dozen or more of other varieties including a flat-headed adder 2 ½ feet long and as large around as a rolling pin. A few days since Mr. Loomis' little girl, accompanied by the dog, while rambling upon the mountain side encountered a black snake that fought them with such persistence, and
was of such dimensions, that neither cared to attack it. Mr. Loomis on being apprised of the situation hastened to the spot where he found his snakeship coiled up with head erect and eager for a fight. It was soon gratified. Encouraged by the presence of his master the dog immediately seized the reptile, and, although unable to shake but one end at a time,
in less than ten seconds it's squirm was thoroughly extracted and raw material enough scattered about and wasted to start a butterine factory. The snake proved to be an old "socdolgaer," as large around as a hay pole and 5 feet 9 inches in length.
864. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Utterly wild camels may be seen on the deserts at the head of the gulf of California where they find a congenial home and multiply steadily. These are a remnant of a herd which many years ago was imported by the government to act as beasts of burden for the army in New Mexico and Arizona. They served the purpose well, but were finally dispensed with, it is said, through the demands of the drivers of pack-trains of mules and donkeys, whose beasts were frightened into stampeding by the sight and smell of the foreign strangers. The camels were subsequently used by miners in carrying ore, etc., in California and Arizona; but a few years ago they were turned loose on the banks of the Rio Colorado, where they are fast becoming naturalized.
865. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Joseph J. Asch's fur factory at Norwalk, Ct., was burned Wednesday night. Loss $70,000. Sixty hands are thrown out of employment.
866. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: The bruised and nude body of Sarah Cunningham was found in New Haven, lying on the bed of Charles Murphy, with whom she had been living. Her babe was at her breast, alive.
867. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Rev. Phoebe A. Hanaford preached yesterday in the Second Universalist church of New Haven, to which she has accepted a call.
868. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Death of Charles O'Conor. Charles O'Conor died at his residence in Nantucket, Monday, at 3:25 p.m. On his return from New York, about three weeks ago, he contacted a heavy cold, from which it was evident he would not recover. His mind was clear and sound to the last, although he kept his eyes half shut or closed, except when spoken to. Three minutes before his death he roused up, opened his eyes,
put out his hand to the doctor, and in a clear, strong voice exclaimed: "My God" and expired instantly, without apparent pain or struggle. The family left Nantucket with the remains yesterday morning, en route for New York to the Fiftieth street cathedral. From there he will be interred in the family vault, according to his instructions, He was born
January 22, 1803.
869. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Manufacturing Items.
The Boston Journal of Commerce contains the following paragraphs of neighborhood interest:
The grist mill at Niantic is having a thirty-inch Victor wheel put in.
There is some prospect of a new hosiery mill being started at Jewett City.
There is no announcement yet as to whether the recently burned mills at South Coventry will be rebuilt.
It is said work will be started in the new seine [sic] factory at Mystic at once. The company have a good building 150 feet long and will employ much local help. The machinery is of the most improved kind.
It is still uncertain whether the large Fitchville mill, recently destroyed by fire, will be rebuilt. There is a large plant still on hand, which is useless unless the large mill is rebuilt, and chiefly on this ground the people of the place are disposed to think that a new mill will take the place of the old one.
The Putnam Foundry company's building and machine shops are to be located north of the village, on the east side of the New York & New England track. The site purchased contains about two and one-half acres, and was bought of the Putnam Manufacturing company. The grading and preparations of the foundation will be begun at once.
870. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: "Mrs. Anne Tracy, who died in Fairfield, Neb., April 24th at the residence of her son, C.B. Tracy, was a native of Canterbury, Conn. Three years ago, her husband, Uriah Tracy, passed over the river where she now has so joyfully followed." - Fairfield, Neb. Herald.
871. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: The funeral of the late John F. Slater of Norwich took place Saturday. Rev. S.H. Howe, D.D., assisted by Rev. N.S. Palmer, D.D., officiated. Ex-President Hayes and Morris K. Jessup, representing the trustees of the Slater fund, were present.
872. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Mr. Fremont D. Palmer captured three copperhead snakes, on Monday, near a ledge in the Rockwell woods, back of the Norwich Free academy. The largest was over three feet in length.
873. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Mayor Lewis of New Haven, has ordered the arrest of newsboys who cry Sunday morning papers hereafter.
874. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: The late John F. Slater's property is estimated at $15,000,000.
875. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: During the storm of Friday morning, which raged with great force at Greenville, lightning ran by the telephone wire to the Windsor mill. There is no telephone in the mill and the wire is disconnected just outside the building. The fluid was led by the wire to the corner of the mule and weaving rooms, and entered the building
under the jet. It followed the water pipe and wet the sprinklers going, and at the same time fired the stock in the mules. By this singular provision of an active extinguishing agent at the moment the fire started serious loss was prevented, as the fire was soon drowned out.
Mr. Armington, the superintendent, sleeps in the mill and he set the force pump at work and rang the bell for help. Three persons responded, but the fire was under control when they arrived. - Providence Journal.
876. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: At a place on the Consolidated road known as the "Rock Cut," near Green's sarms [sic], Conductor McKinney was killed Saturday evening. His train was the one which left New York at 8 o'clock and as it neared the place mentioned, at which there is a very sharp curve, he started to pass from one car to another and it is supposed that the sudden lurch of the car in rounding the curve caused him to lose his balance and he was thus thrown off.
877. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: A small room at the Union Metallic Cartridge company's shop, in East Bridgeport, used as a mixing place for the fulminate was blown up Monday. A boy named William Hutchinson, aged 18 years, was killed.
878. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Married.
Platt - Morgan - In Hadlyme, April 29th by the Rev. Wm. Cliff. W.H. Platt of Norwich and Miss Hattie C. Morgan of Hadlyme Conn.
879. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Died.
Beers - In Willimantic May 8th, Jerusha A. Beers, aged 72.
Corey - In Willimantic May 9th, Caleb R. Corey aged 56.
Edwards - In Abington May 11th, Lewis James Edwards aged 9 months.
Hempstead - In Willimantic May 13th, Annie M. Hempstead aged 18.
Perry - In Lebanon May 12th, Mary Perry aged 90.
880. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: To Rent. The Cushman building, Main street - 25 rooms together, or three tenements. Enquire of W.H. Strong, 15 High street.
881. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: This is to forbid all persons harboring or trusting my wife Fannie E. Lee, after this date. Winfield Scott Lee. Ashford, May 9, 1884.
882. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Bicycles for Sale - 52 inch Standard Columbia, second hand; 36-inch Horseman, 48 and 50 inch Ideals, new.
Purchasers taught riding free of charge. Horace A. Adams. Willimantic, Conn.
883. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Dissolution - The late firm of A.R. Burnham & Co. is this day dissolved by mutual consent. A.A. Burnham assumes all bills payable and receivable. A.R. Burnham, L.M. Wallen. Willimantic, May 5, 1884.
884. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Copartnership - The undersigned have formed a copartnership for the purpose of manufacturing and dealing in carriages at the old stand of A.R. Burnham. A.R. Burnham, E.P. Chesboro.
885. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Andover.
The Rev. Mr. Robbins of Manchester occupied the pulpit of the Congregational church last Sunday, and the Rev. Mr. Willett of Suffield preached at the Baptist church.
An old fashioned tea party is being talked of, to be given at the house of Mr. H.G. Dorrance in the interest of the Library.
A fellow giving his name as Peter Nalan, was arrested Sunday by Constable H.C. Daggett. He was brought before Justice E.P. Skinner
Monday morning charged with being a tramp to which charge he pleaded guilty. He was accordingly bound over to the June term of the Superior Court at Tolland.
John O'Leary a former resident of Andover is very sick with typhoid fever in the hospital at New Haven.
886. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Voluntown.
The Glasgow Yarn company have commenced work on the foundations for an addition to their mill at Glasgow. The additional structure is to be three hundred feet long, four story, and to be built of brick. Several new houses also are to be built there.
Marvin Tourtellotte lost a valuable team horse one day last week. The animal died of the wind colic.
A.J. Bitgood has recently bought out the interest of his partner, Frank Potter, in the Colgrove farm.
A revival is in progress at the Methodist Episcopal church, under the leadership of the new pastor, the Rev. Mr. Morse. A large number went forward for prayers at the church last Sunday night.
Dr. Henry L. Hammond of Davyille has been engaged by the Smith Post, G.A.R., to deliver the oration here on Memorial day.
887. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Warrenville.
A goodly number attended services at the Baptist church last Sabbath. Next Sabbath Rev. C.N. Nichols, the pastor, will complete three years of service on this field and will also close his labors here, having accepted a hearty and unanimous call form the Baptist church at North Tisbury, on Martha's Vineyard, Mass.
888. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Eastford.
A correspondent of the Putnam Patriot has the following concerning the beautiful flower gardens of J.K. O'Keeffe. "Enticed by the beautiful and large display of hyacinths and tulips at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O'Keeffe, as well as also by the remembrance of a visit last year, I, in company of a friend went to see the beautiful collection in anticipation of finding something additionally attractive this year. We were fortunate in finding them at home and busy with these pets. We kindly shown around the premises, and pointed out to us the beauty of the hyacinths, also the distinguishing features which make one tulip a
bezare, another a cylbemen, a flamed, and a feathered which comprise those of one color. They were very numerous and some were fragrant, a trait not generally peculiar to tulips. All were extremely beautiful. Lovers of hyacinths and tulips should avail themselves of the pleasure which a visit to see such a display will give."
889. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: The household goods, hay, etc., belonging to the estate of the late Charles M. Collins will be sold at auction at his late residence in Somersville, Thursday, May 22.
890. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: The limited express on Saturday evening killed ex-Mayor Winfield S. Hanford of South Norwalk at that place. Mr. Hanford was formerly president of the Fairfield County Insurance company and was widely known and respected. In 1875-6 he was a member of the legislature from Norwalk, being elected by the Democratic party.
891. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: A building belonging to the Pequot Mills, Montville, and filled with wool, was damaged $200 by fire, Monday night.
892. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: At the annual meeting of the stockholders of the Hartford Life and Annuity Insurance company yesterday morning, the officers of last year were re-elected with the following board of directors: John G. Root, H.A. Whitman, F.R. Foster, E.H. Crosby, A.P. Hyde, N.P. Hough, Geo. M. Ives, Julius Converse.
893. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Horace A. Adams, Agent for the famous Columbia, Rudge, & American Star Bicycles. Second hand 50" and 52 inch Standards for sale. Boys' Bicycles at low prices. Purchasers taught riding free of charge. Riding guaranteed in three half-hour lessons.
Bicycle parts and sundries on hand or procured at short notice. Complete price list sent to any address on receipt of three two-cent stamps, 53 Union Street, Willimantic, Conn.
894. TWC Wed May 14, 1884: Notice - For the next 30 days I offer my Printing Press, an "Excelsior" size of chase inside 5 ½ x 7 ½, made by Kelsey & Co., Meriden, Conn, foot power, hand inker, (cost $18.00) for $12.00. Also a few fonts of type at a bargain. A good chance for a boy to start a printing office at home. Remember, this offer holds good only
to June 15th. Satisfaction guaranteed. Address, L.B. Baldwin, Willimantic, Conn. May, 14th, 1884.
895. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: About Town.
For nice lobsters go down to Holmes' market Saturday afternoon.
A lot of moth proof cedar carpet paper just received at Marshall Tilden's.
Geo. B. McCracken received a patent May 15th for a cock and faucet.
Kingsley has opened the ice cream season. He has the Horton cream, the same that he sold last year.
The new farmer at the Storrs Agricultural school is a brother of Rev. L.T. Chamberlain, formerly of Norwich.
John Dunham has recovered from his long illness and is talking of leasing a store and opening in the grocery business again.
John Bowman the tailor is making up custom pants for $5 a pair from desirable goods and in the latest style. Material and fit warranted.
Rev. K.B. Glidden, will preach in the Chapel at North Windham next Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Subject: Ruth and her wise choice.
As will be seen in our advertising columns, Frank A. Robbins' circus and menagerie will exhibit in Willimantic June 3d. This exhibition is given for the low price of 25 cents which admits to all departments.
Rev. Mr. Leavitt, who has been absent for some time at the general conference, was obliged by illness to come home this week. Rev. D.E.
Jordan supplied his pulpit last Sunday, and next Sunday Rev. Dr. Church will preach at the usual hours.
896. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: E.L. Knowlton, Robert Knowlton and S.F. Loomer caught forty-five pickerel weighting fifty-six pounds in two hours last Monday in Knowlton's pond West Ashford. The largest weighed four pounds. Our thanks are due Mr. Knowlton for a generous share of the catch.
897. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: W.C. Fuller is devoting his leisure to the cultivation of a fine garden on his desirable building lot on Prospect street. We refer to the incident from the fact that it will repay one who is interested in fancy gardening to inspect his work and see how much profit and pleasure can be got out of a small piece of land.
898. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: O.S. Chaffee & Son have filled their new room on the ground floor of their Church street mill with machinery, the greater part of which is in operation. A great improvement has been made in the building by pulling out the numerous partitions and clearing out the rubbish and the Messrs Chaffee now have a fine room for their business.
899. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: The repairing of the gutters of Church and Bellevue streets is a needful job, and we are glad to see that the borough authorities see it in that light, too, and have begun the work. The gutter paved in the old fashioned trough style is very uncomfortable for a horse to stand in. The warden will also do a good job by covering over the danger gutter corner of Maple and Church streets.
900. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Secretary Hine gave one of the best lectures of the course at the Storrs Agricultural school last week. This was the closing lecture of the course, but the managers have arranged for one more by Rev. L.T. Chamberlain which will take place on Tuesday evening, May 27th. Subject: "The Ancient Civilization of Peru." Mr. Chamberlain is too well known as a lecturer to need any praise, and this subject is one to which he has given much time and research. A master of his subject, and an eloquent speaker, he makes a trip among these ruins of the past an evening of delightful entertainment to his hearers.
901. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Rev. Hugh Montgomery recently became security for a $10 suit of clothes for a young man who wanted to make a respectable appearance at his mother's funeral. On Monday the revered gentleman got track of the fellow and had him arrested in North Lyme. He gave his name as "Walter Douglas," and was anxious to settle up the matter. Mr. Montgomery declined to compromise the case. He has a mother living in Willimantic, and says he never had a sister "to advise him." He was in the Brooklyn jail last summer for forging a note. This is the third suit of clothes he has procured by false pretenses.
902. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Police Notes. An adjourned trial of Simon Rathbun on the charge of stealing a cow from Justin Ripley of Windham was held before Justice Bowen on Monday, which was quite tedious, lasting nearly four hours. Mr. Ripley housed his cow (the only one he had) about sundown on the evening of the 8th inst, with only a hook fastening on the barn door. Next morning, as usual, he went to let the cow out, but found her gone, and part of the roe which was tied to her horns had been cut which gave him the impression that she had been stolen. He made diligent inquiry among his neighbors, and a week afterwards his cow was found at Burke's hotel in Colchester, that gentleman having found the cow near Haddam tied close, hoof and horn. The prisoner Rathbun, who was arrested by Sheriff Taintor in Haddam, was identified by several persons as the same man who had been seen leading the cow along the road, and from the evidence adduced from the long array of witnesses Justice Bowen felt himself justified in placing the prisoner under $400 bonds to appear at the August term of the Superior court. Nearly two hundred persons were in attendance at the trial, the dullness of which was enlivened considerably by one of the counsel being seemingly in a quandary as to "whether the hind or fore legs of the cow were longer." Hunter for defense, Hall for state.
Michael McDonohue of Andover not being able to procure any of the ardent in that moral town, wended his way to the village yesterday and became gloriously drunk, so much so, that it required the united efforts of Officers Clark and Brown to cage him. He was released this morning by Officer Brown. He admitted having drawn a month's pay and spent it all within a week.
903. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: The Army problem [puzzle] was answered by E.A. Barrows, Chas. L. Crane, Willimantic; O.P. Waldo, Tolland; Wm. A. Fuller, Liberty Hill. Mr. A.T. Beckwith sends us [this week's] problem.
904. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Mansfield.
It looks now there was but little prospect of finding the thief or the money taken from Lyman Barrows' house. The reward being based on recovery of property and conviction of thieves, induced no detective work for if the rogues were found and not all the property nothing coming to pay for the work.
We hear that E.B. Smith's silk mill at Gurleyville stops for two months.
Rev. Willis the new pastor of the M.E. church, Gurleyville, is not able to preach and Rev. Arnold from the west part of the town supplies for him very acceptably having a sound head and clear thoughts on gospel truths.
We suppose the removal of the correspondent from the head of the Avenue at Centre to Wormwood hill and his care of that herd of jerseys occupied so much of his time, we shall have to wait for him to solve the problem about those calves of G.B. Armstrong. How is it? Is the air too bracing up there?
Mr. Charles Gurley is making great improvements on his premises at Spring Hill. Plenty of money will do great things.
Mr. Albert Hanks and family have been visiting their parents and friends for a few weeks, but have left for a home in Colorado in hopes it will improve his health and add a few years to his term of life.
Charles Clark finished his year's engagement at the grist and saw mill of J. Dagget, Gurleyville, the 16th., Mr. Dagget will run the mill himself we suppose.
905. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Andover.
The tea party to be given for the benefit of the library at the house of Mr. H.C. Dorrance is to take place Wednesday evening, June 4th. As it is in a good cause it is hoped that there will be a large attendance.
Dea. J.E. Marsh and Mr. J.F. Brigham have both been confined to the house by illness for some days.
Mrs. W.H. Bishop has been elected first directress of the Ladies society and Mrs. Fuller second; Mrs. G. Phelps secretary and treasurer.
906. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Hebron.
Well, we ought to be a happy people as we have a great variety of exciting episodes in the run of human life with which to regale our inner consciousness and keep ourselves from mental if not moral stagnation. On Wednesday last our community was shocked by the report that a murderous assault had been made upon one of our citizens named McCracken, and that he was in quite a critical situation, being badly beaten and bruised and some of his ribs broken. Mr. McCracken is in the employ of Mr. Frederick Burnham and lived in his tenement house, and as he was quietly leading his cow home from pasture on Tuesday afternoon he encountered Henry Green and George Stewart, jr., the latter accosting him in a friendly manner and shaking hands while Green knocks him down.
Stewart then mixing in the fray by jumping upon him, and between them both he was very severely handled. The assailants, however, did not escape scot free, for McCracken's wife, like a heroine, as she proved herself, took a hand in and with a picket or something of the kind dealt some telling blows upon the ruffians, and whether from sheer exhaustion, or that they were getting more than they bargained for, they finally desisted from their labors and left their victim to the care of his wife and friends who took him to the house and summoned a physician who, upon examination, decided that two or more ribs were broken and others cracked. Stewart and Green were promptly arrested on Wednesday, and Stewart, upon being put to trial for assault, pleaded guilty and was fined $7 and costs, amounting to $26. For some unexplained reason Green's case was not tried, and the court adjourned to Saturday last, the indictment against him changed from assault to assault with intent to murder, and upon that he was tried. When the case was called upon
Saturday Green appeared with his counsel, Hon. Erastus Day of Colchester, who did him yeoman's service in the management of the defense, and contrary to general expectation, Green was fined $7 and costs - nearly fifty dollars in all - instead off being bound over to the superior court. During the week the excitement ran high, each party being championed by some of the most wealthy and influential citizens of the place, and on court day the Town hall was filled with an eager, interested and expectant crowd, and after the decision of the court was rendered big talk and high words were passed, coats were gently laid aside, sleeves rolled up, fists put in working order, eyes glared with mischief, and a general seasickness (excuse the words) was indulged in, but, to the credit of all concerned, no blood flowed and peace once more reigns. The cause of all this trouble seems to be an inquisitive disposition on the apart of McCracken who accuses himself of peeking through the windows of Green's residence, thus observing improper relations on the part of Green's wife and young Stewart to all of which they take exceptions. On Monday Greene [sic] was released from custody, a generous public having chipped in and raised the amount necessary to liquidate his fine and costs. And now Stewart feels that he was a little too previous as he had promptly paid up when judgment in his case was rendered. The great moral attaching to this case is: When you peek don't tell, for peeking I poor business and telling brings trouble.
907. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Plainfield.
Death of Rev. Lucien Burleigh. Rev. Lucien Burleigh died at his home in Plainfield on the evening of Wednesday, May 14, of malignant malarial fever. Mr. Burleigh was born in Plainfield Dec. 3, 1817. His early education was received mainly at the Plainfield Academy and the Conn. Literary Institute at Suffield. At an early age he commenced teaching and worked on the farm summers. In 1837, while teaching at No. Oxford, Mass.; he became a convert to the Christian faith, and soon after united with the Baptist church in that place. He afterwards removed his church relations to Packerville, where he was ordained to the Christian ministry as an evangelist. For a considerable time he was principal of the Elm Grove academy at Granby, Conn. By the death of the teacher in his native village, in 1854 he was invited to assume the position of principal of the academy at Plainfield, which for five years he filled with credit to himself and to the great advantage of scores of his
pupils who passed under his instruction. While teaching he was also preaching two or three sermons each Sabbath in an adjacent parish. After resigning his place in the academy, he opened a select school of high standard, and during these years of teaching he preached two and a half years at Westminster, enjoying an interesting revival. From this place he was called to Warrenville, where the fruit of his labors were abundant. In 1865 he resigned his charge and became the agent of the Connecticut Temperance Union, which position he occupied until 1879. In these later years he has by no means ceased his labors in the field of reform, and has been frequently called upon to deliver addresses on temperance and kindred topics. Though having no pastorate he has nevertheless preached a greater part of the time nearly every Sabbath, besides attending to his farm work. Mr. Burleigh was a man of great versatility of talent, which combined with his remarkable power of physical endurance, enabled him to accomplish many times what would seem nigh impossible. For a time when preaching at Willimantic, Warrenville, Ashford, and other places, he would frequently ride twenty miles on the Sabbath, preaching two or three sermons, and aside from this, would during the week days be found teaching school, was acting school visitor, and also had the care of quite an extensive farm. Several weeks since he caught a severe cold, which gradually developed into the sickness which terminated fatally. Through all his illness, which was at times very painful and trying, he has exhibited most remarkable
patience, as well as thoughtfulness and sympathy for his family on their trial and was cheerful and hopeful throughout. "Absent form the body is to be present with the Lord," were favorite words with him during his illness. His mind was perfectly clear until the last his hope in God bright and unclouded to the end, and his death peaceful. One brother only is now living, George S. Burleigh, now of Little Crompton, R.I.
908. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Columbia.
Mr. Sanford was in town last week several days looking after his lumber interests.
C.W. Ely moved his engine on the lot recently purchased of D.O. Fuller.
Mr. and Mrs. W.W. Battey attended the funeral of Mrs. Battey's step mother in Middletown last Friday.
Mrs. Nancy Robertson is seriously ill with dropsy at the residence of her sister Mrs. Seba Yeomans and with no hope of her recovery.
Mrs. Helen Smith of Lynn, Mass., is visiting her parents Mr. and Mrs. Elmer G. Dewey.
S.S. Collins has purchased a meadow and two orchards of N.P. Little adjoining the premises of the former, and is intending to use it in pasturing sheep.
Howard W. Yeomans shot an owl Saturday, measuring a yard across its wings from tip to tip.
Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Rood were in town over the Sabbath.
The twin daughters at Harry Kneeland's attract considerable attention.
909. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Francis S. Long post G.A.R. is making arrangements for a musical entertainment to be given in Loomer opera house in the near future. Among the artists who will appear on that occasion are Mrs. Minnie Hedley Hall, Miss Aldrich and Prof. George.
910. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Richard Follett yesterday made the first shipment of 25,000 young trout from the hatching house near the Windham frog pond. The business has just started but bids fair to become of considerable magnitude. Several hundred thousand of the young fry are on hand at present and several streams in the neighborhood will be stocked with them and fishing forbidden. The trout shipped yesterday were bought
by Cheney Bros, of Manchester.
911. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Bargains in white bed quilts, napkins and towels, slightly soiled by water, at J.E. Murray & Co.
912. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Wm. Elliott, second son of Col. Wm. E. Barrows died at the Oaks yesterday of rheumatism of the heart. Mrs. Barrows and sons have been in town for some two weeks, and the lad was taken ill soon after his arrival. Last week his symptoms became so alarming that Col. Barrows was sent for and he arrived on Saturday. The body was taken to Lowell today for internment.
913. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: The Grand Army Post has made all arrangements for the decoration services next week. The program will be similar to those in former years. A delegation will go to South Windham, St. Joseph's and North Windham cemeteries, and another to Mansfield cemetery in the morning, and the exercises at the Willimantic cemetery will occur in the afternoon. Principal Charles F. Merrill will be the orator of the
day. The Willimantic Band has been engaged to furnish music. The graves will be decorated with evergreen wreaths and flags. Anyone, however who wishes to furnish flowers may do so and they will be disposed of according to the wishes of the donors.
914. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: North Windham (Received too late for insertion last week).
On a recent visit of the Rev. Mr. Lyon of Suspension Bridge, N.Y., to this place, two converts were baptized in the Natchaug river, south-west of the village.
Rev. Mr. Withey preached to good audiences last Sabbath. His style reminds one at least of that of the venerable Elder Swan, of Baptist fame, both saying some things in the pulpit which in younger men might not be excusable.
Mr. Peck's condition for two weeks has not been up to the average, still he takes a ride occasionally.
915. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Mr. Louis Pasteur, the celebrated French chemist, claims to have a discovery of the most vital importance - nothing less, in fact, than a complete ccure, or rather an antidote, for hydrophobia. His process is simple inoculation with virus which has been modified by transmission to rabbits and other animals. Three inoculations are required, the virus used in each having a different degree of intensity, after which the Doctor says the patient will be complete insusceptible to the effects of hydrophobia, even if bitten subsequently by any number of mad dogs.
916. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Manufacturing Notes. The Boston Journal of Commerce published the following manufacturing notes from Eastern Connecticut.
Sweet & Webber of South Coventry, manufacturers of sewing silk, machine and buttonhole twist, floss, embroidery silk, have lately added new spooling machinery to their works. When running full will run off 150 to 200 pounds raw silk stock a week.
C.H. Kenyon & Co., South Coventry, manufacturers of ladies' dress flannels, propose to enlarge their mill by building an addition to their finishing room 30x40 feet making their building 30x120 feet, three stories high instead of two, as now. They will also put in new machinery.
The White Manufacturing company of Rockville will begin June 1st to tear down mill A., and will at once rebuild on the same site a four-story structure. The new building will be 70 x 40 feet, and will form with mill B one structure 200x40 all under the same roof. Fifty new looms will be added with corresponding machinery in other departments. The new
machinery will probably be at work by October 1st, and will add 1,500 yards a day to the mill's production.
E.H. Jacobs & Co., of Danielsonville, manufacturers of mill supplies, have recently doubled the number of help employed in their belting and leather department, and are now setting a new engine and boiler. They have three stories for general mill supplies for woolen and silk mills.
The Sabin L. Sayles company of Dayville manufacture a fine line of fancy cassimeres. They manufacture on order, are running full time, and with a full complement of help. In October last they put in three William Allen & Sons, boilers 5 x 17 feet, and a 175 horse power engine. They use Hunter's clutch coupling for connecting from the Main line for shafting so that power can be changed from water to steam or the reverse without interrupting the speed. They have recently put in a double cylinder fire pump. They have lately added to their equipment four Knowles broad fancy looms. The buildings are in first class order, light and airy, with all the latest improvements for work and comfort.
917. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Eclectic Medical Association.
The twenty-ninth annual meeting of the Connecticut Eclectic Medical association was held in the parlors of the Elliott house at New Haven, May 13th, and continued in session two days. Tuesday session was called to order at 10 o'clock by the president, T.W. Brockway of New Hartford, with fifty physicians in attendance. Secretary N.D. Hodgkins of Rocky
Hill, read the minutes of the last meeting, and in his report read the record of the correspondence between himself and Secretary of State Northrop regarding the legal standing of the association. In the course of this discussion, Dr. Hodgkins had produced the charter certificate of the association and this silenced Mr. Northrop. It was voted to hold the annual banquet Wednesday afternoon at 1 o'clock at the Elliott house. The afternoon session was called to order at 1 o'clock and papers called for. In response S.B. Munn, M.D., of Waterbury, read a short but suggestive paper on "Tuberculosis." The paper was discussed by Drs. Andrews, Pease, Linquiet, Wilder and Smith. Dr. C.N. Gallup, of Columbia, read a paper on "Anti Alcohol," which was warmly discussed by Drs. Linquist, Andrews, Munn and others.The election of officers then followed and resulted in the choice of the following: President, I.P. Leete, M.D., New Haven; Recording Secretary, N.D. Hodgkins, M.D., Rocky Hill; Corresponding Secretary, Elizabeth G.
Smith, M.D., Bridgeport; Treasurer, Leroy A. Smith, M.D., Higganum; Censors - M.F. Linquist, M.D., New Haven; B.W. Pease, M.D., Thomaston; S.B. Munn, M.D., Waterbury; C.N. Gallup, M.D., Columbia; T.W. Brockway, M.D., New Hartford.
The president called for the paper on "Diphtheria," by L.S. Ludington of New Britain, which was very able and instructive. It was discussed by Drs. Wilder, Munn, Linquist, Andrews and others. H.B. Steele, of Suffield, read a paper on "Typhoid Fever" which brought forth a spirited discussion by nearly every one present. M.F. Linquist, M.D., of New Haven, read a very comprehensive paper on "Surgical Gynecology" which was discussed by Drs. Smith, Williams, Bradford, Durand, Ripley and Munn. The last but not least paper was by F.H. Williams, M.D., of Bristol, entitled, "Marasmus". It was a perfect feast and brought forth praise from all. The discussion that followed was lively and highly
entertaining as well as instructive. The meeting was adjourned to meet at Hartford May 13th, 1885.
918. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: The financial downfall of Ferdinand Ward is regretted in Stamford, where he made his home during the summer, on account of the liberality with which he patronized various local institutions. Among other things he subscribed $3,000 to a new Presbyterian church; $1,000 to the proposed soldiers' monument, $4,000 to the Young Men's Christian association and $100 to the Stamford Cornet Band.
919. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: General Stone and other gentlemen prominently connected with the work of erecting Bartholdi's famous statue of Liberty at the entrance of New York harbor, have lately been making frequent trips to Connecticut. Various granite quarries have been visited, their quest being for a pedestal for the great figure. Finally they have found what they have sought, and the contract for the big pedestal has been awarded to Geo. Beattie of Leet's Island, whose granite quarries have for many years been noted throughout the country.
920. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Died.
Trowbridge - In Eastford, May 14, Hannah Trowbridge aged 85 years.
Barrows - In Willimantic, May 20, William Eliot Barrows aged 10 years, 8 months and 16 days.
Bello - In Willimantic, May 15, George Bello aged 4 years 3 months.
Laberge - In Willimantic, May 20, Jessie Laberge aged 30 years.
921. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Taken up by the subscriber at his place on Love lane in Windham Town, Windham County, State of Connecticut, a two-years-old heifer which the owner can have by proving property and paying charges. Geo. E. Bean.
922. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham, within and for the district of Windham, on the 16th day of May A.D. 1884. Present, John D. Wheeler, Judge. On motion of David P. Walden, jr., administrator on the intestate estate of David P. Walden and executor of the last will and testament of said David P. Walden, late of Scotland 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 he 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 Scotland nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from record, John D. Wheeler, Judge.
923. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: A fine specimen of an Indian stone hatchet was found at Danbury Tuesday by George Munroe.
924. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: One of the oldest landmarks in Windham county, the Elliott homestead in Thompson, built in 1712, is found upon recent investigation to be in the most thorough order, and barely susceptible of any repairs.
925. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: The body of Michael Enright of Greenville, who died last June, was buried in a lot belonging to his sister. His wife also bought a lot and demanded the body which was refused, the court holding that it had no jurisdiction. Wednesday it was found that Mrs. Enright had removed the body surreptitiously on Tuesday night and
there is to be another appeal to the courts.
926. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: The state championship clay pigeon badge, competed for by the gun clubs of the state in New Haven, Wednesday, was won by Meriden by a score of 66 out of a possible 100. Eleven teams competed. The individual badge was won by R.C. Toucey of the Bridgeport club by a score of 42 out of a possible 50, against 30 competitors. The shooting by teams was poor owing to the high wind.
927. TWC Wed May 21, 1884:professor Sumner of Yale college has resigned his position as a member of the tax commission of nine appointed by Governor Waller and the governor has appointed Mr. Isaac W. Brooks of Torrington, who was chairman on the part of the house, last year, of the finance committee. Senator Glover, the senate chairman of that committee, is also a member of the commission. Mr. Brooks is a brother of ex-insurance commissioner John W. Brooks.
928. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: William H. Barnum denies most emphatically that he was ever connected with the Housatonic Rolling Stock company, or even owned a share in it.
929. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: An old lady by the name of Mary Killion, 78 years of age, was run over by a freight car on the branch road, at the foot of Green street, Middletown, Thursday afternoon. She was gathering chips on a side track, and while she was in a stooping posture the car, which was switched on to the track, struck her, killing her instantly. Station Agent White at once notified the medical examiner, who found no reason to hold an inquest.
930. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Christopher Knight of Voluntown caught a few days ago from the Beachdale pond a trout which measured seventeen and one-half inches in length, four and one-half inches in depth, and weighed nearly three pounds.
931. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: The largest and best string of trout ever taken in the vicinity of Milldale (Southington) was caught on Monday by George W. Tucker of Waterbury and James Dickerman of Milldale. They caught sixty-two, most of which were of good size, and quite a number weighted from twelve ounces to a pound each.
932. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: The first flock of swallows to arrive this year reached the lower Connecticut valley a week ago Saturday. In the region between the straits and the Sound they were seen and heard for a stretch of fifteen or twenty miles.
933. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Warrenville.
Rev. Mr. Bessey of Brooklyn will preach here next Sabbath.
Rev. C.N. Nichols and family started Monday for their new home on Martha's Vineyard. The good wishes of this people go with them to their new field of labor.
934. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: Montville.
Washington I. Browning and family were somewhat startled Wednesday evening by a loud rumbling noise at the rear of the house. On looking out he saw a mass of rocks rolling down the hill. Two weighing from four to five hundred pounds each struck the side of a building at the foot of the hill, braking in the boards. A larger one weighing five to six tons
followed in the track. The larger one's progress downward was checked by the rocky road it was traveling, and it finally stopped a few hundred feet from the building or the damage would have been four to five hundred dollars. The basement of the building contained two new carriages and a wagon; the upper part, where the rock would have broken through, contained lumber.
935. TWC Wed May 21, 1884: In Danbury last Sunday a son of Patrick Finneli, only 6 years old, helped himself to three drinks of whisky, becoming so stupefied that his folks could not arouse him. A physician was called but the child remained unconscious until his death Tuesday night.
936. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: About Town.
Rev. S.R. Free will preach at North Windham next Sunday, at 2 o'clock p.m.
Rev. S.R. Free gave a lecture on gambling at the Congregational church Sunday evening.
Policeman Shurtliff was married last Wednesday to Miss Adeline A. Knowlton of Ashford.
Rev. Dr. Church preached at the Methodist church on Sunday, and Rev. J.L. Barlow at the Baptist church.
Charles E. Congdon has exchanged a part of his farm in Scotland with Michael Lambert for the latter's place near the watering trough on the Mansfield green.
H.C. Hall, the cash grocer has put in a new Baldwin refrigerator of sufficient capacity to hold a large quantity of butter and other goods requiring to be kept cool.
I.A. Culverhouse left town last Wednesday for a short visit to friends in Massachusetts, and to-morrow expects to take the steamer Republic at New York for Europe.
The Women's Christian Temperance Union conducted the temperance meeting at Franklin Hall last Sunday afternoon. The meeting was addressed by Rev. Dr. Church in his usual vigorous style.
The Traveler's Insurance company of Hartford have issued a fine portrait of William M. Evarts, published by Root & Tinker, New York. The publishers will accept our thanks for the copy sent us.
937. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: A lady's pocket-book was lost between the Boston Furniture Store and the residence of Wm. C. Jillson on Saturday. The finder will be liberally rewarded on leaving the same at the Boston Furniture store.
938. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Wales & Larabee's team indulged in a lively runaway last Friday afternoon, starting from the depot up Railroad, Main and Church streets, and when near their store the horse brook loose from the wagon and ran into Clark's stable. The wagon received but slight damage.
939. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: A Card. - I have no intention of leaving Willimantic as was stated in the Willimantic correspondence of the Hartford Times, Friday, May 23d. Wm. Vanderman.
940. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: The case of Frank Harwood who was arrested for stealing from the post office came before the grand jury yesterday at the United States District Court at Hartford. Harwood did not appear and it is supposed that the $500 bail is to be forfeited.
941. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: David H. Clark recently disposed of a fine pair of bay horses to Providence parties. He has replaced them in his stable by a pair of dapple gray which attract much attention on our streets. They were brought from the west by Edward Clark of Norwich, a brother of our popular liveryman.
942. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: For once in his life the good-natured porter at Hotel Commercial, James Gorman, has forgotten his jokes to consider a serious subject. It was on Saturday last when he was united in the holy bonds of matrimony to Miss Mary McCarthy. Good luck to them both, say all their acquaintances.
943. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Mr. and Mrs. W.B. Pember were thrown from a carriage on Railroad street on Saturday and severely injured. Mrs. Pember was taken up unconscious. Her limbs are badly injured although no bones were broken. Mr. Pember was badly bruised. He was thrown from a wagon some years since and received injuries from which he has never fully recovered, and now he is again laid up by the same form of accident.
944. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Our municipal police are deserving of great credit for the manner in which they have performed their duties lately, having had their time fully occupied in detecting thieves and arresting disturbers of the peace. Let them keep on in their good work and prove worthy of reappointment. We need just such officers as we have at present who exercise their authority without fear or favor despite the charges of brutality that some make against them.
945. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Mr. Fuller's Problem [puzzle]. Answered by A.T. Beckwith, Charles L. Crane, Willimantic; O.P. Waldo, Tolland.
946. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: The friends of Mr. Charles E. Congdon will regret to hear that he is again prostrated. While sitting on a box in front of his residence about 7 o'clock Sunday evening, he was stricken with numbness and fell from his seat to the walk. He was taken up stairs and four physicians called in to attend his case and for consultation. Mr. Congdon is doubtless suffering from an affection of the heart. Great sympathy is felt towards him and his family as he is an esteemed and valued citizen. He is now better.
947. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Durkee, Stiles & Co., have made a valuable purchase of real estate from E.M. Cushman between Union and Main streets near the railroad crossings on which they will at some future time erect store houses. It has a frontage of 146 feet one street and 143 on the other.
948. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Police Notes. James Henry of Plainfield, and full of mixture, found his way to this village Friday afternoon and located himself in front of Wales & Larabee's store on Church street, and began a noisy harangue. When asked to move on, he refused and became more boisterous. Our whole police force (always on hand when wanted) made their appearance, and gobbling Henry up conveyed him to the lockup.
Next morning Justice Bowen fined him $1 and costs for intoxication and $2 and costs for breach of peace. He made the night hideous at the lockup by yelling, praying and singing by turns. He failed to pay his fines and was taken to Brooklyn. He left his wife in Plainfield who will probably have him liberated when she hears of his incarceration. Monday morning Daniel O'Brien was up before Justice Bowen on a charge of intoxication, officer Brown having arrested him the day previous near the watering trough corner of Mansfield avenue and Main street. The officer had tried repeatedly to get him to go home and at last, thinking he had succeeded, left him, but in a short time he was again called and this time brought O'Brien to the lockup in a hack. Justice Bowen laid the penalty at $1 and costs. Unable to pay he was taken to Brooklyn.
949. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Base Ball
Mr. Peters, the Willimantic's c. fielder, had a severe attack of bronchitis brought on, in part, by cold and a blow in the head from the ball in the New Britain game.
O'Connors the second baseman, is suffering from a lame hand which accounts for his three errors in Saturday's game. He is one of the heaviest and surest batters in the nine.
The Hook and Ladder company organized a base ball club last week with A.R. Morrison secretary and treasurer and Herbert Sanderson manager.
The Bookkeepers base ball club has reorganized again this season with the following membership; Michael Sullivan, catcher; Fred Riley, pitcher; W.S. Crane, 1st, base; J.L. Walden, 2b, bas; John Morrison, 3b, base; Eugene McCarthy, short-stop; Geo. L. Storrs, left-field; H.R. Lincoln, center-field, E.L. Hatheway right-field. J.L. Walden capt. W.S.
Crane secretary and treasurer.
950. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Scotland.
Dwight Carey put up the frame to his new barn last week by means of an old-fashioned raising, minus the New England rum which was formerly considered as the first necessity on such occasions.
The public school in the village having been kept through the spring months has closed for the summer, and Miss Etta M. Parkhurst is teaching a private school in the school house with a number of young pupils.
H.B. Geer is introducing the Osborne harvesting machinery which has been used with such success in the West on some of the largest grain farms in the world. Mr. Geer has seven fine cows and is making a high grade of butter for customers who want a prime article.
That part of the Alfred Carey farm lying west of the highway has been sold to Michael Lambert of Willimantic, who has taken possession.
We clip the following item from the Ulysses Neb. Dispatch of May 20: G.E. Waldo having moved the Crockett house on his lot north of the school house, and plastered the same, is now waiting for his sister to come and keep house for him.
Letters from Arthur Gager state that he reached Nebraska in a quite comfortable condition and apparently not the much worse for his long journey. We had hoped to be able to chronicle his restoration to health under the influence of the bracing air of the west, but on Monday the sad news was flashed over the wires that Arthur had passed away from earth. Evidently consumption had gained too strong a hold of his frame to be beaten off. Several years ago, his friends feared that this dread disease had marked him for his victim, but he in a measure recovered his health, though never regaining his former strength and vigor. Last summer the cough returned, with weakness, loss of appetite and other alarming symptoms. During the summer he looked forward to the annual week at the seashore with hope for this had previously been a decided benefit to him, but last year it had no good effect, and soon after he started for Nebraska. On his arrival at Ulysses, his cough left him, his appetite returned, and he gained rapidly in flesh. After a stay of a few weeks he came back to Scotland. All his unfavorable symptoms returned and he gradually failed through the winter and spring. Two weeks since when J.H. Greenslit and family completed their arrangements to go to Nebraska, Arthur determined to go with them, at any risk, realizing that he must soon die if he remained in the east. Friends feared that he would not live to reach his destination, but a strong will kept him up until the journey was over, but his system was not able to withstand the reaction and death claimed him. He was little else but a skeleton when he left Connecticut, and could have lived but a very short time at most.
Probably his journey did not hasten the end. Arthur was a whole-souled man, with a fund of dry humor which bubbled over continually, making him a pleasant companion on all occasions. He was a faithful, industrious worker, a kind husband and father, and in his family his loss will be felt with a keenness that only those who have passed through a similar experience can know. The weakness and the pain are over. Let us hope that Arthur was awakened to a new life on a shore where sickness and sorrow are numbered among the former things that have passed away.
951. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Andover.
The tea party for the benefit of the library will be given at the house of Mr. Henry Dorrance, Wednesday evening June 4th. The social committee of ladies recently appointed have the matter in charge. The invitation is to all, and as the cause is a good one it is hoped that all who can come will be on hand.
The Rev. Chas. Mack preached at the Congregational church last Sunday.
Mrs. William Blackman who has recently been appointed matron of the orphan's home, has been very sick for some days with pneumonia, but is now better with good chances for recovery.
Deacon James E. Marsh died last week, and his funeral was attended from his late residence Saturday afternoon. Dea. Marsh came to Andover nearly fifty years ago, and has always since held rank as one of our substantial citizens. He has held various offices in the gift of the town, having been appointed one of the first selectmen of Andover after it was set off as a town. He was a deacon of the Baptist church for many years and officiated at the Communion service the first Sunday of the present month. He leave a widow and three children. It lacked but a few months of sixty years since he was married. His age was eighty-two.
Mr. D.M. Burnap of Bristol talks of moving back to Andover soon.
Miss Cora Remington is visiting her grandfather, the Rev. W.C. Walker.
952. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Mrs. Mary Adams was up before Justice Sumner this morning charged by Officer Brown with intoxication. She was fined $1 and costs which she settled.
953. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: One of D.H. Clark's livery teams driven by a drummer named Farwell was run into by one of a pair of Mansfieldites who were racing horses near Conantville last Friday night and the carriage considerably damaged. Mr. Farewell [sic] was thrown over the dasher behind the horse's heels but notwithstanding he was one of Mr. Clark's most spirited horses he neither offered to kick or to runaway. The racers were square about the matter and agreed to settle.
954. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Borough Meeting. - A borough meeting was held yesterday to take action on the following matters: The widening and straightening of about forty rods of Pleasant street on its north line beginning at Bridge street. Action was postponed for two weeks and the warden and burgesses directed to make estimates of costs, damages etc., and report at an adjourned meeting. The matter of a fence on the north side of Pleasant street opposite lands of Geo. W. Burnham and other was left with the board to put up such a fence as they saw fit. The open ditch on Bridge street was ordered to be changed as the warden and burgesses thought best and to be converted, the work to be finished before cold weather.
955. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: The Seventeenth Regiment association will leave on June 30th, to unveil their monument at Gettysburg, and probably the 14th regiment which also unveils a monument two days later than the 17th will go at the same time.
956. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Mansfield.
After seeing those pickerel caught from the Knowlton reservoir we are prepared to believe any kind of fish story. Later Mr. Ezra L. Knowlton and George Knowlton fished against time, not taking the amount into consideration. Result - sixteen pickerel in fifteen minutes, and they didn't spit upon the bait either. This is the quickest time on record with hook and line at the pond. Some say the mangle of Izaac Walton has dropped upon their shoulders. Who will try and beat the record?
Julien R. Holley, of Forestville, Conn., is stopping at his home on the hill over the Sabbath.
Samuel C. Harvey is very ill and it is feared that he cannot recover.
Mrs. Lydia Martin died Sunday. She has been confined to her bed with paralysis for seventeen years.
957. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Brooklyn.
At the Mortlake House the proprietor Mr. Johnson has
shown he is a live man by the beauty displayed in laying out of the
grounds around the hotel. It is really a pleasure to anyone to walk
past and admire the taste shown, and within anyone may be sure to
find neatness and order.
The Hatches have arrived in town, Hon. T.S. Marlor came last week.
Rev. E.S. Beard, pastor of the Congregational church, will take to himself a wife, Miss Emma Bard, Monday June 2nd.
Rev. Mr. Dockham of the Advent church, Danielsonville, preached in the Baptist church of this place, last Sabbath.
At the caucus last Saturday evening, the following are the delegates chosen to attend the state convention, to be held in New Haven, Thursday June 5th at 10 o'clock a.m., at Peck's Grand Opera House, Messrs. Joseph K. Green, Wellington James.
958. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Cards have been issued for the marriage of Senator Stiles T. Stanton and Miss Lucy B. Babcock, daughter of Mr. Giles Babcock of Stonington, at that place on Wednesday, June 11th.
959. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Next Sunday will be observed as Memorial day in Canterbury. The graves of soldiers will be decorated and an address will be delivered by General Coit of Norwich. A detail from Sedgwick Post, G.A.R., will be present on the occasion.
960. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: The chief engineers or representatives of nearly every fire department in the state met in New Haven Thursday. Among those present were Chief J.B. Carrier of Norwich, Chief W.B. Thomas of New London, Foreman James Ahmuty of Baltic, and Charles L. Daniels of Willimantic. Chief Carrier was a member of the committee on organization. The following officers were elected: President, Charles A.
Gerdenier, Bridgeport; vice-presidents, A.C. Hendrick, New Haven; W.B. Thomas, New London; H.P. Stevens, Danbury; treasurer, S.C. Snagg, Waterbury; secretary, John S. Jones, Westport; corresponding secretary, J.B. Hyatt, Meriden. The visitors were given a dinner, driven around the city, shown the working of the New Haven department, and otherwise hospitably treated.
961. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Special orders No. 52, discharge the following from the Third regiment, C.N.G., their term of service having expired: Company I, New London, Frederick E. Fengar, regimental clerk; Musician Stephen Rowan. Company B, Pawcatuck, Sergeant Daniel E. English, Private Thomas O'Connor.
962. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Schooner Emily C. Denison, from Southboro, Conn., with 150 tons of molten sand, caught her stern under the Warren drawbridge at Charlestown, Saturday night, and it being impossible to remove her, the rising tide forced her under water and she sank between Warren at Fitchburg draws. Her cargo is consigned to Cambridge parties. Navigation will probably be interrupted for several days.
963. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Joseph Coleman, a resident of Tolland, Ct., who has been missing since last November, was found there in a corner of a wood-lot recently, dead, with his head missing. His emptied gun lay across his breast, and he was probably accidently shot in getting over the fence. He was about 25 years old and leaves a family.
964. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: According to a Waterbury correspondent there is In one of the Twin lakes at Salisbury a rock weighing nearly 20 tons which travels along the bottom and has moved a quarter of a mile in ten years, making its course by a deep hollow in the bottom of the lake.
965. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: John Bishoff, held for the murder of Mary Winter in North Bridgeport, Ct., pleaded guilty of simple manslaughter and was yesterday sentenced to three years in state prison. Baker and Butler, his companions in the crime, were discharged.
966. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Wormwood Hill.
Charles Jacobson has lately received another installment of Swedes fresh from the old country. They are six in number, all rugged chaps, look as though they might do ample justice to a boiled dinner, and are apparently very desirable farm help.
967. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Downer are spending the week with their daughter in Hartford.
Mrs. N.H. Clark has been visiting her brothers and son in Hartford and returned on Monday, accompanied by Mrs. F.O. Clark and daughter.
A.A. Hunt's old "Buckskin," an old family horse, was relieved of life by the hand of a neighbor who performed the deed while the animal was cast in the swamp, and as there was no prospect of extricating it with any hope of its being of use again this method was adopted.
S.F. Tucker's services seem to be thoroughly appreciated by the young men who go to his rooms for a clip of the hair and to be shaved, and when they are delivered out of his hands their appearance indicates that he certainly understands the business.
The funeral of Mrs. Nancy B. Robinson was attended from the residence of her sister, Mrs. Seba Yeomans, Saturday, by Rev. F.D. Avery, and her remains were borne to Mansfield for interment.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace B. Frink spent the Sabbath in Baltic.
B.F. Bennett has purchased of Mrs. Julia A. Collins and children the farm of the late Samuel Collins.
Any one who was in your village last Saturday and entered the spacious store of Little & Lyman would appreciate its cool interior, and after making several purchases could arrive at but one conclusion, that it is "the shoe store" to patronize; and Preston, who works in the rear room of the store, knows how to do a good job, as we know of an individual who took a pair of uppers there for repairs and they came out good shoes with buttons all neatly sewed on. We would advise all in need of goods in their line to call and see for themselves.
968. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Born.
Avery - In South Windham May 24, a son to Mr. & Mrs. Edward W. Avery.
969. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Married.
Southwick - Knight - In Mansfield May 25, Mr. Albert W. Southwick to Mrs. Mary Knight, both of Mansfield.
970. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Died.
Robinson - In Columbia, May 23, Nancy Barrows Robinson aged 87.
Martin - In Mansfield, May 25, Sabrina S. Martin, aged 79.
Miller - In Willimantic, May 25, Nelson Miller aged 67.
Belanger - In Willimantic May 20, Theotise Belanger aged 39.
Vanderman - In Willimantic May 27, Ellen Vanderman aged 31.
Delcourt - In Willimantic May 22, Elizabeth Delcourt aged 8 yrs, 6 months.
971. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Notice to Farmers. I have a lot of choice seed Buckwheat for sale at my place on Village Hill, Lebanon, Ct. Jesse Moffitt. Lebanon, Ct., May 27, 1884.
972. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Found And taken into my possession May 19th, 1884, a grade Jersey cow, 4 or 5 years old, with one broken horn. Said cow was found in a suffering condition in the highway near my residence in Andover. The owner is requested to prove property, pay charges, and take her away. Charles W. Johnson, Andover, May 26, 1884.
973. TWC Wed May 28, 1884: Oil Stoves, Abundant and various, at E.A. Barrow's, 139 Main street.
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