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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WILLIMANTIC CHRONICLE 1879-1884
The Willimantic Chronicle,
McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.
Wed Nov 3 1880: About Town.
1609. Wed Nov 3 1880: Miss Belle Brown, who a short time since became disabled from a fall from a carriage, and who had made up her mind to go west for her health, has decided to continue the dress making business at the place, she formerly occupied in Hanover block.
1610. Wed Nov 3 1880: Eleazer Crane, of Chestnut Hill, while at work in the woods felling a tree accidentally let his axe slip which inflicted an ugly wound in his leg.
1611. Wed Nov 3 1880: A.A. Burnham, of Hartford, has succeeded A.A. Snow in the proprietorship of the Hotel Commercial. Mr. Burnham is a gentleman well known among commercial travelers, he having been on the road for many years, and is therefore qualified to run a house which will take. Landlord Sanderson will now have a formidable competitor in sustaining his reputation for cleanliness, good fare and accommodations, and the town will be provided with as good hotels as can be found anywhere.
1612. Wed Nov 3 1880: Martin Morrison while at work in the Linen Co.'s mill was quite badly injured by having a shaft fall upon him.
1613. Wed Nov 3 1880: Timothy O'Leary, who has been at work in the Gorry iron foundry, while pouring hot iron, was tripped by something and received part of the contents of his dipper, badly burning his head, feet and hands, which makes very ugly wounds. Dr. McNally attended him.
1614. Wed Nov 3 1880: There will be a social dance at G.W. Adams' hall in West Ashford on Friday evening, Nov. 5th. Dancing tickets, 50 cents.
1615. Wed Nov 3 1880: Roughs had better beware how they insult ladies on the street. We know of at least one lady who carries a loaded revolver to prayer meeting.
1616. Wed Nov 3 1880: Fred. J. Wood, of South Coventry, a member of the Willimantic Band, died at his home in that place, on Monday, from typhoid fever, of but a few days sickness. The band turned out in uniform to attend the funeral on Wednesday.
1617. Wed Nov 3 1880: Briggs & Lillibridge have opened an oyster place on Church street. Mr. Briggs makes this his business every winter, and has got the deserved reputation of furnishing oysters of an excellent quality.
1618. Wed Nov 3 1880: The engine to be used on the Linen Company's narrow guage railroad has arrived, and is a very handsome locomotive. Its name is "Helen B."
1619. Wed Nov 3 1880: A.S. Turner acts as agent for Thayer's Dye Works, at Greenville. Dyeing and cleaning will be promptly done.
1620. Wed Nov 3 1880: The illumination of the residence of Hon. Edwin A. Buck, on the night of the Democratic parade, was much commented upon and received the compliments of everybody. It surpassed anything in that line which has ever appeared in this town, and showed off as brilliantly as any that we have ever seen.
1621. Wed Nov 3 1880: The monthly meeting at the Court of Burgesses was held at the borough office Monday evening, the warden presiding. Present, full board. Record of last meeting read and approved. Voted to pay Willimantic Gas company, gas, 75 cents; H.N. Williams, repairs and care of fire alarm, $9.60; to grant permission to Dennis Shea to erect a shed of wood on the east side of his building, between Union and Main streets; to appoint Burgesses Hall and Keigwin a committee to investigate and report at the next meeting the most feasible route by which the Mutual Union Telegraph Company, can pass through the borough; to accept the proposition of Alanson Humphrey, to leave the awarding of damages caused by the layout of Hooper's Lane, (so-called) to the decision of arbitration. Voted, To authorize the warden to sign on behalf of the borough an agreement with said Alanson Humprhey, to abide by the decision of said arbitration. Voted to adjourn one week.
1622. Wed Nov 3 1880: Adjourned Town Meeting.--At the adjourned town meeting held Oct. 26th, at St. Joseph's Hall, the committee appointed at the town meeting held Oct. 9th. The committee appointed at the adjourned annual town meeting held Oct 9th, 1880, "to take into consideration the best method of changing the place of holding the Superior Court for the county of Windham or establishing a judicial district," recommend that application be made to the next General Assembly, for power to hold alternate terms of the superior court at Willimantic, and that the town vote to build a jail free of expense to the county, in case the Legislature shall grant them the change we desire. John L. Hunter, John M. Hall, J.R. Arnold, For Com. The following gentlemen compose the committee of twenty-five: John M. Hall, John L. Hunter, Joel R. Arnold, E.B. Sumner, Huber Clark, George W. Melony, George A. Conant, Don F. Johnson, Whiting Hayden, Henry N. Wales, George W. Burnham, William Swift, W. E. Barrows, E.S. Boss, Thomas C. Chandler, W.E. Phillips, Samuel L. Burlingham, George S. Moulton, Guilford Smith, Dennis McCarthy, Charles S. Bliven, Freeman D. Spencer. E.E. Burnham, W.B. Avery, Henry Page, Ex-officio.
1623. Wed Nov 3 1880: North Windham.
1624. Wed Nov 3 1880: South Windham.
1625. Wed Nov 3 1880: Hebron.
1627. Wed Nov 3 1880:A Card.--It having come to my knowledge that certain busybodies have been circulating about town false reports concerning my relations to and with my family, especially my late wife, I desire to brand all stories of this character as utterly untrue and false, both in theory and in fact. I have resided in Willimantic for a period of nearly twenty-seven years, and have always endeavored to conduct myself properly, treat every one fairly and honestly, and build up a character for integrity and honor. I feel keenly the present despicable attempt to injure my reputation, and respectfully invite the people of Willimantic to a perusal of the following extracts from certificates written by Doctors Card and McNally, the attending physicians. Dr. Card says: "In regard to his wife's last sickness, he requested me to use my utmost skill in restoring her to health, if possible." Dr. McNally writes: "this is to certify that I have attended Mrs. Michael L. Hickey from Oct. 19th, 1880 to Oct. 24th 1880, and during that time I had entire control of her person, and she wanted nothing within the reach of man, and that Mr. Michael L. Hickey did all that mortal man could do to alleviate her sufferings, and furthermore, he requested me to do all that was in my power, and if necessary to call in whatever physician I should name; in fact leave nothing undone that would in any way relieve his wife." Other testimonials might be adduced, if necessary, but the above would seem to be sufficient answer to the contemptible defamations circulated. Michael L. Hickey.
1628. Wed Nov 3 1880: Notice. Sealed proposals will be received by the Selectmen, Town of Windham until Nov. 12th 1880 for medical and surgical attendance including medicines, for the poor of said town from Nov 15th 1880 to Nov. 15 1881. Divided as follows: East Division, all east of Natchaug and Shetucket Rivers and south of and including the road from the Jessie Spafford place to Lebanon line. The West Division, the remaining part of the town. Wm. B. Avery, Edwin E. Burnham, Henry Page, Selectmen.
1629. Wed Nov 3 1880: Representatives Elected From
1630. Wed Nov 3 1880: Wanted. By a competent hand who can speak both French and English, a position as clerk in either a dry goods or grocery store. Best of recommendations furnished. Apply to C.M.A., P.O. Box, 364.
1631. Wed Nov 3 1880: To Rent. A large and commodious ice house in the Borough of Willimantic. A rare chance for any one of small capital to go into the ice business. Enquire of S.C. Davis.
Wed Nov 10 1880: About Town.
1633. Wed Nov 10 1880: Baldwin & Webb, have covered the barns and fences in the vicinity of the village with yellow posters announcing a new stock of winter clothing for sale at the lowest living prices.
1634. Wed Nov 10 1880: The house of Charles A. Kingsbury of South Coventry, was burglarized during the storm Saturday night. The thieves entered by boring a panel of a door opening into the woodshed and slipping the bolt. All the solid silverware was carried away and the plated left. An overcoat and boots were also taken. Mr. Kingsbury estimates his loss at nearly $100.
1635. Wed Nov 10 1880: A man with both legs cut off below the knees has been seen on our streets for a few days. The first question asked as he comes in sight is--"Was he a brakeman on the New York and New England?"
1636. Wed Nov 10 1880: All persons who have not settled their taxes on list of 1879, will save expenses by calling on collector Casey, at the Boston Furniture store, and settling at once. Per order Collector.
1637. Wed Nov 10 1880: Rev. Frank Thompson of Windham, pastor of the Congregational church in that village, tendered his resignation last Sunday. Mr. Thompson has been connected with the church a number of years, and is a preacher of much ability.
1638. Wed Nov 10 1880: Dennis Shea's horse was heard making a great noise last night about eleven o'clock, and on opening the stable was found to be breathing and kicking his last. As twelve able-bodied men saw him die, an inquest was considered unnecessary.
1639. Wed Nov 10 1880: It is proposed to run a telephone wire on the new telegraph poles between Willimantic and Scotland and perhaps to Westminster and Canterbury. It will be a private enterprise, and not a very costly one if the use of the poles can be had for a reasonable sum. The idea is a good one and we hope to see it carried through.
1640. Wed Nov 10 1880: J.C. Lincoln has leased of Messrs. Stiles and Alpaugh, the building on Main street, which they are remodeling and enlarging, and will move from his present quarters and continue the furniture business at this place. This building will be more suitable to his increasing business than his present location, on account of his salesroom being on the first floor. The owners are also to erect a brick storehouse in the rear of this building, for his accommodation.
1641. Wed Nov 10 1880: W.E. Barrows, manager and treasurer of the Willimantic Linen Company, is having the cellar for a new house excavated. The location which he has selected for building, is one of the most pleasant in the village. It is at the crown of a knoll overlooking the village, in the vicinity of "The Oaks." The house will be of a rather unique design, it consisting of but one story, after the fashion of the new mill. The material used, we understand, will be colored stone.
1642. Wed Nov 10 1880: A spiritual séance and religious illustrated lecture was advertised for Franklin hall, on Sunday evening. As usual the program embraced astounding feats and tests of spirit power, printed in large type, prefaced by the remark, in very small type, that the "following manifestations usually take place in the presence of these wonderful mediums," so that in reality the bill promised nothing. It was stated that a small admission would be charged to defray expenses, which being interpreted means--tickets 25 cents. A number of people attended, and were entertained by a sleight-of-hand performance, which would have been well enough for a week-day evening, but which was out of place on Sunday.
1643. Wed Nov 10 1880: The selectmen have recommended the following persons to the county commissioners, for licenses to sell liquor:--S.C. Hooker, W.H. Hawkins, Fred Rogers, Benjamin S. Wilbur, Henry H. Flint, Levi Taylor, R.E. Rogers, Richard E. Oldham, Isaac Sanderson, Peter Happ. The following persons made application for license, but their applications were not acted upon, and consequently no licenses will be granted to them:--John Hickey, Patrick Cunningham, Horace Warner, Michael Shea, Edward J. Holland, C.H. Wadsworth, J.J. Carey, John Murphy, Owen Sheehan, James Dwyre, Ross O'Laughlin, Michael Nelligan, Dennis Shea, Thomas Shea, F. Donnely. The licenses have been increased from $100 to $200, but this amount may be reduced by appearing before the commissioners, and showing to them that the kind of business which they do, which requires license, does not warrant the payment of this sum.
1644. Wed Nov 10 1880: Loomer Opera House.
1645. Wed Nov 10 1880: South Windham.
1647. Wed Nov 10 1880: Montville.
1649. Wed Nov 10 1880: Solon Robinson, the veteran agricultural editor of the New York Tribune in former years, died in Jacksonville, Fla. On Friday at the age of 72. He was a native of Tolland Co. Connecticut, and was well known throughout the country in newspaper circles.
1650. Wed Nov 10 1880: Rockville.
1651. Wed Nov 10 1880: Died.
1652. Wed Nov 10 1880: Horse Found. A gray horse weighing some 1100 pounds strayed on to my premises on Sunday morning the 7th inst. The owner on proving property and paying charges, can claim the same. Enquire of Wm. J. Randall. Mansfield, Conn.
1653. Wed Nov 10 1880: A Mouse Cure. Hitherto there has been no remedy, says the Homeopathic Review, which could be regarded as a specific for tetanus. At last, however, an ingenious French physician has apparently hit upon a remedy before which tetanus yields as readily as toothache yields to the dentist's forceps, and which will, of course, supersede curare and other inferior remedies. The French doctor in question was called in to attend a lady suffering from tetanus. In his report he says that she was a married woman of thirty-one years of age, and that previous to his visit her family physician had tried every known remedy for tetanus, including curare, without producing any effect. The patient was lying on her back with her jaws tightly closed, and the muscles of her throat and chest were so rigid that she was unable to utter a sound. The doctor at once went out and procured a live mouse of the usual size and voracity, to the tail of which he attached a strong horsehair. Placing the mouse at the foot of the bed, he permitted it to walk the entire length of the patient's body. No sooner did the patient notice the mouse than she sprang up, loudly calling the attendants to take it off, and denouncing the doctor as a horrid heartless wretch, who out to be guillotined on the spot. There was no recurrence of the symptoms of tetanus. In fact, the doctor adds that the lady's jaws were so thoroughly and permanently unlocked that the husband, who is, of course, ignorant of law, has threatened to begin an action for damages against him.
Wed Nov 17 1880: About Town.
1656. Wed Nov 17 1880: Miss Rollins, assistant teacher in the Natchaug High school, was called to her home in Massachusetts by the illness of her brother, and will not return until the beginning of next term.
1657. Wed Nov 17 1880: The new gas mains have been under ground since last August, but the escaping gas continues to be a nuisance and very obnoxious. Our warden's nostrils cannot be very sensitive, or he would see that this nuisance is done away with.
1658. Wed Nov 17 1880: A.W. Turner, jeweler in post office block, has just put in an elegant new show case, which shows off his goods to an advantage. Archie is a young man of sterling integrity, and has the confidence of his customers, and if appearances indicate anything, is on this account doing a good business.
1659. Wed Nov 17 1880: A case of sudden death occurred in the liquor saloon on upper Main street, opposite the National House. The victim was a stranger in town, and had dropped into the saloon for the purpose of drinking. His actions were strange, and he dropped into a chair, and all at once fell to the floor dead.
1660. Wed Nov 17 1880: M.M. Welch will sell at public auction on Saturday, Nov. 27th, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, at the residence of David Carroll in Chaplin, five two-year-old steers, one four-year-old steer, five cows, one two-year-old heifer, about eight tons of hay. If said day should be stormy, the sale will be on the first good week day thereafter. Origen Bennett, auctioneer.
1661. Wed Nov 17 1880: Mr. Francis Marble, an estimable citizen of this town for many years, died at his residence on Maple Avenue, on Sunday morning last. His funeral took place from his home on Tuesday morning. The diseases which caused his death, was typhoid pneumonia, and was of but a few days duration.
1662. Wed Nov 17 1880: The grand concert which was announced in the Chronicle last week, will take place in the Congregational church, next Monday evening. The admission to the concert is 35 cents. Tickets for sale at Fred Rodgers', J.J. Kennedy's, and Louis Hertz'.
1663. Wed Nov 17 1880: The first ball of the season will be given by Montgomery Hose company in Franklin hall, on Wednesday evening of next seek. The orchestra will be composed of first-class musicians from out of town, and will be under the leadership of H.N. Williams. Mr. P.E. Foley of the 3d Mass. Regiment Orchestra, will be the prompter, and he is said to be one of the very best.
1664. Wed Nov 17 1880: The following statement exhibits the results of the first official count of population by towns in Windham county, according to the schedules returned to the census office by the enumerators of the several districts concerned:--Ashford, 1,041; Brooklyn, 2,308; Canterbury, 1,272; Chaplin, 627; Eastford, 855; Hampton, 827; Killingly, 6,921; Plainfield, 4,021; Pomfret, 1,470; Putnam, 5,827; Scotland, 590; Sterling, 957; Thompson, 5,051; Voluntown, 1,186; Windham, 8,265; Woodstock, 2,639. The population of the county is made up as follows: Total, 43,857; males, 21,214; females, 22,643; native born, 33,125; foreign born, 10,732; white, 43,306; colored, including Chinese and Indians, 551. There are 7 Indians, and 2 Chinese, both of whom are inhabitants of Willimantic. The statement of the population in relation to any township, town, city or county, is still subject to possible corrections, by reason of the discovery of omission or duplication of names in the lists of inhabitants returned.
1665. Wed Nov 17 1880: The winter term of the Willimantic High school will commence Monday Dec. 5th, and a circular has been issued for the purpose of securing has been issued for the purpose of securing the attendance of tuition pupils from outside the district at this school. The circular sets forth the features of the school as follows: The courses of study have been carefully arranged with a view of securing as small a number of classes as possible and at the same time affording breadth. In the English course, the points especially aimed at are practicality and thoroughness. Mathematics of the fourth year optional. The classical course is designed to meet the wants of such as desire a more advanced course. Pupils can prepare for college by substituting Greek for one of the studies in each term during the second, third and fourth years of classical course. When desirable, pupils may also select their studies from each of the courses, taking, however, only such as fall regularly within the work allotted for the term. Reading, writing and spelling will be regular studies through the first and second years, and exercises in English composition and declamation throughout the four in each course. A class will be formed for instruction in vocal music one hour each week. Written examinations twice each term, and no pupil whose average falls below sixty percent, at these examinations, will be allowed to go on with his class. The principal is a graduate of Yale college, and the assistant a graduate of the Mt. Holyoke Seminary. A limited number of tuition scholars received, for which $8 per term will be charged.
1666. Wed Nov 17 1880: Typhoid Fever. There has been a number of cases of typhoid in this village and vicinity this fall, and unless proper precautions are observed, the disease may spread to other homes. The disease rarely attacks persons over 50 years of age, and those who have it are seldom attacked the second time. From the investigations of various physicians, amongst whom Dr. William Budd deserves especial notice, it appears that the living human body is the soil in which the specific typhoid fever breeds and multiplies. The origin of the disease is unknown, but the poison is communicated or contained in the diarrhoeal discharges which issued from the diseased intestine. These discharges, as they dry up, preserve the germs of the disease; and if through atmospheric or other agencies, these germs enter the living body, the communicate the disease, and diarrhoea soon commences. As the evacuations contain the specific virus of typhoid fever, the disease may be propagated amongst healthy persons (1) by percolation through the soil into the wells which supply drinking water; (2) or by issuing, through defects in the sewers, into the air which is inspired; or (3) by exhalation through the apertures of small ill-trapped water closets or privies which are at once the receptacles of the discharges from the sick, and the daily resort of the healthy. The atmosphere thus infected with the poison is far more dangerous than that immediately surrounding a fever patient. For a knowledge of the means of checking the spread of typhoid fever, society is deeply indebted to Dr. Budd's researches; and provided these means are thoroughly and effectually carried out, it is believed by many of the most eminent physicians, that the recurrence of this disease might be entirely prevented. He suggests the following details of procedure, which should be in variably attended to as soon as this disease appears: 1. All discharges from the fever patient should be received, on their issue from the body, into vessels containing a concentration solution of chloride of zinc. 2. Two ounces of a caustic solution of chloride of zinc should be put in the night stool on each occasion before it is used by the fever-patient. 3. All tainted bed or body linen should immediately on its removal be placed in water strongly impregnated with the same agent. 4. The water-closet should be flooded several times a day with a strong solution of chloride of zinc, and some chloride of lime should also be placed there, to serve as a source of chlorine in the gaseous form. 5. So long as fever lasts, the water closet should be used exclusively as a receptacle for the discharges from the sick.
1667. Wed Nov 17 1880: Scotland.
1668. Wed Nov 17 1880: Mansfield.
1669. Wed Nov 17 1880: Died.
1670. Wed Nov 17 1880: At a Court of Probate holden at Ashford within and for the District of Ashford on the 15th day of November, A.D. 1880. Present, Davis A. Baker, Esq., Judge. On motion of Julia A. Squier and Ralph H. Squier, Administrators on the estate of Henry N. Squier, late of Ashford within said district deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Administrators and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said town of Ashford nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, Davis A. Baker, Judge.
Wed Nov 24 1880: About Town.
1673. Wed Nov 24 1880: The military boys are warned to appear a the armory - on Saturday evening, November 27, for inspection and muster, by Maj. John B. Clapp, Brigade inspector.
1674. Wed Nov 24 1880: The contracts for doctoring the town poor have been awarded to Dr. D.C. Card of this village in the western division, and Dr. Eliphalet Huntington, Windham in the eastern division. They are the two oldest physicians in town.
1675. Wed Nov 24 1880: We have just added a fine five horse power boiler, manufactured by H.B. Bigelow, New Haven, to the working force of the Chronicle office, our old one not being of sufficient power to supply our wants.
1676. Wed Nov 24 1880: Kingsley and Kinne have issued invitations announcing a grand Thanksgiving ball to come off at Music hall, South Windham, on Thursday evening. It is only necessary to call attention to their dances to insure a crowd, and this will probably not be an exception.
1677. Wed Nov 24 1880: A corner of the post office has been somewhat embellished by the addition of a board partition, inside of which is located a stove and some telegraphic apparatus, the whole of which is a decided ornament to the room.
1678. Wed Nov 24 1880: Edgar C. Davis, who has filled the position of ticket agent and telegraph operator in the office of the New York and New England railroad at this station has resigned that position and taken the situation of station master at Highland Lake Grove, near Boston. Mr. Davis by his courteous manners and gentlemanly deportment has made friends of all with whom he came in contact. Mr. John Cosgrove, of Putnam, will succeed to the place left vacant by the departure of Mr. Davis.
1679. Wed Nov 24 1880: At a meeting of the Court of Burgesses, on Monday evening there was elected a new board of engineers as follows: Chief engineer C.S. Billings; 1st assistant, Geo. H. Purinton; 2d asst., Joel W. Webb; 3d asst. Geo. H. Millerd. It was voted to instruct the clerk to notify the Globe Gas Lighting Co., and United States Street Lighting Co., both of Boston, that the board would receive bids for lighting the streets of this borough on December 5th. Voted to pay Carpenter & Fowler, $26.97, and Wilson & Leonard $2.75.
1680. Wed Nov 24 1880: To-morrow is Thanksgiving day. It is hardly necessary to remind our readers what they have to be thankful for. Those who have a just appreciation of the ways of Providence cannot fail to find many blessings for which they must be grateful. Even the most unhappy can find some blessing. But the merely being thankful for blessings if of slight importance compared with the duty, so especially proper at this time of bringing blessings into the lives of others. No man is truly thankful who does not show his thanks by his works. If we have plenty, let us give of that plenty to those who are less fortunate. If we have little, that little will be blessed to us by imparting of that little to those who have none. The going to church and eating a fine dinner on Thanksgiving Day is all very well in its way. Perhaps our dinner would taste better if, while eating it, we were conscious of having done some poor neighbor a kindly and charitable deed. There is no better way to show thankfulness than by giving others cause to be thankful.
1681. Wed Nov 24 1880: Tuesday morning information was received of another collision on the New York and New England railroad, at a point near Bolton. It resulted in the smashing up of two engines and eight freight cars and the piling up of a great amount of wreckage upon the track. It happened between eight and nine o'clock in the morning. The early freight train out from Hartford consisting of nineteen cars laden with freight and live stock was a little behind time, but being a regular train had the right of the road. At Andover early in the morning, there arrived an engine with tender which passed through here from Boston. It is said that the engineer left Andover against orders, which were to wait there until two freight trains from Hartford had passed. In contradiction of this it is also said that when the engineer reached Andover, he received two telegrams from the Boston headquarters, one telling him to wait and the other to go on, which confused him, and made it uncertain what to do. However this may be, the public probably never will know, on account of the regulations of the road. He took his chance and went on. At a point near Bolton, where the road makes a rather sharp bend the two engines attempted to pass. The collision totally disabled the engines, and of the nineteen cars on the freight train, eight were shattered to splinters, scattering all kinds of valuable merchandise in confusion about the place. In the eleven cars that remained unhurt on the track, were a large number of live hogs and other similar freight. The track was so piled up with the wreck, that a transfer of all passengers during the day was necessary, and no freight grains passed either way. The railroad yard at this station has been crowded full of freight cars in consequence. This constitutes all the damage sustained by the railroad. But some of those in connection with the train did not escape unhurt. Peter Appleby, the head brakeman on the east-bound train, being between some of the cars, failed to hear the warning cries which caused all the other employees to leap for life, and he suffered a fracture of the left leg, while the right leg was crushed to a jelly; he is otherwise badly hurt, and his recovery is uncertain. He is 22 years of age, is a single man, and comes from Monekton, New Brunswick. He was brought to Hartford and taken to the City Hospital. The engineer of the extra engine (his name is Gillette) is said to have fled, after admitting that he was to blame, at his top speed, and he has not been heard of since. He is said to be hurt in the face. Another train hand is hurt somewhat. Accidents on the New York and New England railroad are becoming unpleasantly numerous of late, and much to the detriment of the road, in the estimation of the public, although there has not been a passenger killed in a long time, these collisions and other accidents frighten travelers from traveling on that road whenever it can possibly be avoided. The authorities who have the power, should investigate the matter, and see that more caution is observed in the management of the road.
1682. Wed Nov 24 1880: North Windham.
1683. Wed Nov 24 1880: South Windham.
1684. Wed Nov 24 1880: Columbia.
1685. Wed Nov 24 1880: Scotland.
1686. Wed Nov 24 1880: Central Village.
1687. Wed Nov 24 1880: Montville.
1689. Wed Nov 24 1880: A society of Mormon girls, having for its object the securing of monogamic husbands, has been discovered and broken up at Salt Lake. The members took a vow to marry no man who would not pledge himself to be content with one wife. Five granddaughters of Brigham Young had joined it.
1690. Wed Nov 24 1880: Horse For Sale. A good Farm or Team Horse for sale. Dr. Barstow, So. Windham, Conn.
1691. Wed Nov 24 1880: Notice--The contract for doctoring the town's poor of the western division of the town (as advertised in Chronicle of Nov. 3d had been awarded to Dr. D.C. Card, the contract for the eastern division advertised at the same time, to Dr. Eliphalet Huntington. Wm. B. Avery, Edwin E. Burnham, Henry Page, Selectmen.
1692. Wed Nov 24 1880: For Dale. At D.H. Clark's Stable, 1 Horse, 2 Single Carriages, 1 Two-Seated Canopy Top, 1 Two-Seated Business Wagon, 2 Harnesses, the closing out of a livery stable.
1693. Wed Nov 24 1880: Married.
1694. Wed Nov 24 1880: Died.
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