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The Willimantic Chronicle,

McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.

Wed Nov 3 1880: About Town.
Henry Nungasser, barber under the Brainard house, has been refitting his shop in black walnut.
Rev. C.N. Nichols, of East Killingly, will deliver a temperance address at room No. 4 Bank building on Friday evening.
Since Garfield was elected a large number of children in town have come down with the measles.
The President has appointed Thursday, November 25, as a day of Thanksgiving.
The Chronicle was published this week on Thursday instead of Wednesday, that we might give the election returns more accurately.

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.
Mr. Martin Flint, Mr. George Bowen, and Richard M. Johnson, have their dwellings elaborately decorated with the national colors.
Born in Windham, Oct 23d a son to Geo. and Josiphine Woodard.
The school in this village commenced on Monday with Mr. Henry Avery of Willimantic as teacher and Miss Marcia Hunt, as assistant.
Miss S. Phila Huntington, of Willimatnic, has been spending a few days as the guest of her Uncle S.L. Morey.

1624. Wed Nov 3 1880: Chaplin.
A rousing Republican rally was advertised to take place in the vestry of the church Wednesday evening. The meeting was to be addressed by Henry L. Hall, of the Journal.
Mrs. Warren Landon, of this place, while on a visit to Massachusetts recently was presented with a bible owned by her great grandmother, whose name "Mary Forrest," she bears. The grandmother was born in 1773, and the book was bought in her youth for $3.00.
Mr. Botham a resident of Goshen society while hunting recently shot off three of his fingers.
A company of hunters from Springfield, accompanied by Anson Swift, of Rockville recently carried home forty-four squirrels, a coon, a rabbit and a partridge.
Miss C.W. Bingham, has sold to Mr. Rockwood a fine piece of timber land containing fifteen acres.

1624. Wed Nov 3 1880: South Windham.
The school closed here Tuesday, that Mr. Butler might go home and vote. He resides in Cromwell, Conn.
Mr. Robert Binns and one or two friends had a successful coon hunt a few nights since, returning with two coons which they had shot, one of which was an unusually large one.

1625. Wed Nov 3 1880: Hebron.
On Friday of last week the Democrats raised a handsome flag bearing the names of Hancock and English, after the flag was raised cheers were given by the people and by the band, and salutes were fired. In the evening the people assembled at the Town Hall until it was packed, where they listened to addresses by Col. Heaton, Robertson and H.L. Hotchkiss, who resented the issues of the day from a Democratic standpoint.

1626. Wed Nov 3 1880: Scotland.
Anthony Parkhurst was elected representative from Scotland by a small majority over the democratic candidate, Abner Robinson.
The remains of the late Gamaliel Gay of New York were brought on Wednesday of last week to the residence of his sister, Mrs. David Fuller of this place. The funeral service and burial occurred on Thursday. After a period of failing health, Mr. Gay passed away suddenly at the age of 81.
A few days ago, a covered team driven by a young man and preceded by another young man on foot carrying a handful of pegs, passed through Scotland, leaving in their wake ominous looking spots of red powder, and occasionally a peg half buried in the ground. The curiosity of the towns people was soon satisfied as they learned that this was only the method of indicating the route of a new telegraph line from Providence to Washington.

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 This County.
Brooklyn - Theodore D. Pond, r
Ashford - Charles L. Dean, r - gain; Nathan S. Moseley, d.
Canterbury - George T.Kendall, d; H. Martin Bushnell, d.
Chaplin - Julius Church, r.
Eastford - Elisha K. Robins, r.
Killingly - Edward H. Jacobs, r; George H. Law, r.
Plainfield - William S. Simmons, r; Roswell Ensworth, r.
Pomfret - Charles W. Grosvenor, r; Thos. O. Elliott, r.
Putnam - L.H. Tuller, r.
Scotland - Anthony W. Parkhurst, r.
Sterling - Alfred Gallup, r.
Thompson - George H. Nichols, r; David Chase, r.
Voluntown - James W. Cook, r.
Windham - John M. Hall, r; Samuel Bingham, r.
Woodstock - Elich Childs, r; Alexander M. Bancroft, r.

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.
It is rumored that Willimantic is to have a Prohibition paper soon.
G.G. Cross is having an extension of twenty four feet added to his store.
Michael Hickey has a fine house on Union street nearly ready for occupancy.
The Old Farmer's Almanac for 1881 is now out. This is its eighty-ninth year.
William Worden has been re-appointed special constable by the borough authorities.
William J. Randall retains a horse which strayed on to his premises on Sunday last. See adv.
H.C. Hall has just received 150 bushels of Turk's Island salt. Price 60 cents a bushel.
Dennis Shea has put an addition on his building on Main and Union streets, in the shape of a wagon shed.
Prof. Miller, of Norwich, will have a dancing school in this place during the coming winter, commencing at an early date.
Bowman, the Union street tailor, will take your measure and make you an elegant winter overcoat for 14. Notice his advertisement.
Amy Stone's Alliance will render the popular drama. "Cigarette," at the Opera House, on Saturday evening next. See advertisement.
A workman residing in Baltic, while laboring on the new house being built by E.S. Boss, fell from the second story, and was quite badly hurt. He returned to his home.

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.
Eighteen months ago the site which is now occupied by the most imposing private structure in this town, at the corner of Main and North streets, known as the Loomer Opera House, was covered by two wooden buildings of ante-diluvian appearance, and an extensive embankment of gravel. On the 1st of April, 1879, Mr. S.F. Loomer took possession of this property by purchase, conceived the idea of building an immense structure, and immediately set about removing the buildings and excavating the embankment, making ready to erect the building which stands on that spot. We understand that Mr. Loomer had no definite idea that the building would develop into an opera house at the time that the foundation was laid, but had simply intended to build a building with 74x125 feet dimensions. While the foundation was in progress, he came to the conclusion that a fine opera house would be a paying investment, and had his plans made accordingly. F.H. Kimball, of new York, who designed and perfected the magnificent Madison Square theatre in that city, was engaged as the architect of the fabric, and it has been under his supervision from the beginning to the completion.
On the 23d of September the first brick was laid by the contractor, Mr. Washburn of Hartford, and before a flake of snow had fallen, the building was capped with a roof, and guarded against the storms of winter. The woodwork was awarded to D.E. Potter, builder and contractor, of this place, who immediately commenced the framework, which being completed, some misunderstanding occurred, and operations were suspended for awhile. W.H. Latham & Co. subsequently contracted to finish the woodwork, and carried it to completion. Some, to us unknown parties, were engaged to do the plastering of the stairs and front part of the building. But the plastering of the opera house was awarded to Mr. E.E. Fox of this place, and we venture to say that it is the most difficult piece of work in that line which has ever been done in this vicinity. The walls of the front part of the house are of hard finish.
The heating apparatus of the building consists of a fifty-horse power steel boiler, which furnishes steam, which is transmitted to all parts of the building by means of pipes to radiators in different parts of the house. The boiler is so arranged that the steam is not allowed to use above twenty-five pounds pressure to the square inch, by an automatic appliance similar to the safety valve.
The building has already proved a paying investment, as will be seen by the extent to which it is occupied. Beginning on North street, the store is being used by J.C. Bassett as a salesroom for tinware and stoves, S.C. Hooker occupies the next as a billiard and bar-room, then comes a court way which may be used as an exit to the opera house. The stores on Main street are among the best that are in town, and the one on the corner is occupied by the Boston store, and successively by the music store, owned by J.J. Kennedy, which has no equal in this part of Connecticut; Myers & Cox, hatters; and E. Perry Butts & Co., dealers in ladies and gents' furnishing goods, who also have the most extensive stock of worsted in this locality. The second story was fitted up as offices, and are occupied as follows: S.F. Loomer, insurance agent; G.A. Conant, attorney at law; Miss A.M.A. Hickey, dress-maker; J.M. Hall, attorney at law; and T.H. Rollinson, leader of Willimantic band. The third story is used for sleeping apartments. The fourth consists of a large hall which might advantageously be used for dancing purposes. The building is constructed of brick, sandstone and iron.
The attractive feature of the building, is the magnificent opera house which it contains, which is really a gem.
It has been frequently remarked that one of the things most needed in this place, was a public hall of sufficient capacity to contain the people. But it was little thought that so beautiful a room would be so soon provided. It just fills the bill. The house has a seating capacity of 1000 persons. The entrance is on Main street, but is not in accord with the remainder of the building, it being very narrow, but one sight at the inside, will eradicate all impressions left by this, and upon entering the opera house, one is struck by its beauty of finish. We have visited within the last fortnight, the two so-called best play houses in this state--one in New Haven and the other in Hartford, and do not hesitate to pronounce this superior to either. The body of the house is 62x70 feet and 40 feet high. It is in the regular horseshoe shape, and contains two galleries. The floor pitches some three feet, and every seat is arranged so that the occupant can have a full view of the state. The seats are elegant perforated folding chairs, with mahogany finish. It also contains four boxes. The aisles and all parts which are not taken up with seats, are covered with matting. The frescoers have done their work handsomely, and have finished the room in their best style in mahogany or cherry finish. Everything in the auditorium seems to be arranged faultlessly. The stage part is 34x60 feet. It was wholly under the supervision of W.H. Griffin, of Booth's theatre, New York, and we should judge from all appearances, perfect in its appointments. It is provided with the necessary traps, so that the most difficult drama can be easily brought out without curtailing or other alteration. The most striking part of the state paraphernalia, is the magnificence of the scenery. It consists of twelve scenes. Fancy and plain chamber scenes, kitchen, wood landscapes, garden, horizon, prison, street, water and act drop. Beside these it is completely fitted out in all the smaller effects, such as walks, garden walls cottages, water rows, boat truck and boat, embankments, garden balustrade, grooves for sustaining scenery. The act drop is of course the specimen which best displays the genius of the artist. It has an historical significance, and was taken from an ancient engraving, representing Roscius' entrance into Rome. He was the greatest actor of olden time. The artistic beauty of this curtain needs a critic of considerable training and familiarity with such works, to do it justice. But it certainly had a most pleasing effect upon us. Most curtains that we have seen, had so little to study in them, that the time before the commencement of the play, and between the acts was really tiresome and monotonous, but this seems to be a pleasant exception. The artist was Hughson Hawley, of New York, who has no superior in this country.
The lighting of the house is effected by what is called a crystal sunlight dome and numerous gas jets beautifully enclosed, on the walls, and the stages lighted by border light between each scene. The whole thing is regulated by a lighting board, which will turn off or on, all or a part of the lights in an instant. The ventilation is worked by the wind, and is very effective.
The opera house, as far as we are able to judge, is almost perfect.

1645. Wed Nov 10 1880: South Windham.
The funeral of Dr. Thomas Card, was attended at the residence of his son Mr. martin Card in this village on Saturday last. He was in the ninety-third year of his age and though for several years he has been almost blind, I believe his general health has been good till within a short time. Thus has passed away a true and I believe a life long democrat, who even after he became blind rarely missed casting his vote at any important election.
Another meat cart is now running regularly through our place two or three times a week. Walter S. Rood is doing the business on this route for George Hoxie, of Lebanon. It is long since Mr. Brown has had any competition in this vicinity, and I am told that Walter is getting quite a trade. But Brown can find consolation in politics at any rate for any loss he suffers of customers. He is an enthusiast on the Garfield question.

1646. Wed Nov 10 1880: Scotland.
Anthony Parkhurst, the successful candidate for legislative honors, has invited all good republicans to an oyster supper at his house, on Wednesday evening of this week.
A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Henry Wilcox on Monday, Nov. 8th.
Ned. Babcock has gone to Windsor Locks to learn the machinist trade.
A number of the friends of James Harvison recently shipped him a box of bedding etc., to keep the cold Nebraska winds from him during the coming winter.
Hubert Waldo has just returned from an overland trip to Waterbury.
A number of our young people were invited to a social party to be given by David Wilson, Jr. in an empty house in Gay Head, Canterbury on Friday evening. Owing to the storm the party was postponed, but the people were told to come on Saturday evening without fall, as the oysters would not keep over Sunday. So they attended, and enjoyed the evening until about midnight, when they were ready to go home, but at that time the rain was falling beautifully, and the return trip was postponed. The house was not furnished the seats were scarce but they sat in the sink till nearly daylight, when the rain ceased and the party broke up.
Clinton Smith has been suffering from an abscess on his face.
Benj. Corbin, has the finest field of corn ever raised in this town. The yield is said to be over 90 bushels of shelled corn to the acre.
Joseph Congdon, is to teach the winter term of school on Pudding Hill, and Miss Gertrude Bass, the Brunswick school.
It is not often that we have a line of telegraph poles run through our little town, and the most extravagant rumors are rife concerning the one now in process of construction. The poles are very large and one rumor says that they will be made to support 30 wires.
Frank Sherwin started for Hartford on Tuesday, where he expects to spend a few days, and then go to Ohio to engage in the express business.

1647. Wed Nov 10 1880: Montville.
While a certain clergyman was preaching a very fervid sermon, he was interrupted by a loud noise that created considerable laughter. The divine stopped and said, "if any person will be kind enough to inform me who it was that was guilty of interruption, I will prosecute the individual tomorrow. At the close, he was informed that it was his own son snoring. The prosecution dropped immediately.
Frank Bradford is in great demand.

1648. Wed Nov 10 1880: List of Patents. Granted by the United States [to local citizens] for the week ending Nov. 2d 1880.
W.C. Joslin, Putnam, Bag fastener.

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.
Ed Burke, a notorious hard case, tried to force the doors of the house of Mrs. Reed on East Main street. Mrs. Reed went out for assistance and got it in the shape of a burly Frenchman. In the meantime Burke had gained an entrance and faced them armed with a flatiron. The Frenchman seized an ax and gave him a fearful blow on the head which laid him out, and the wonder is that he was not killed outright.
Ex-editor Stickney coined money enough in running the Journal to start a bank in Colorado. This is the first instance we ever knew of an editor getting money enough to start in the banking business.
Rev. Mr. Backus is expected home from Europe this week.

1651. Wed Nov 10 1880: Died.
Cunningham--In Willimantic, Nov. 3d, Frank H. Cunningham, aged 26 years.
Blanchard--In Willimantic, Nov. 7th, Alfred Blanchard, aged 2 years 6 months.
Gould--In Willimantic, Nov. 5th, Hannah Gould, aged 82 years.
Cummiskey--In South Coventry, Oct. 28th, Mary Cummiskey, aged 70 years.
Card--In South Windham, Nov. 4th, Thomas Card, aged 92 years.
Squier--In Ashford, Nov. 8th, Henry N. Squier, aged 66 years.
Rodgers--In Coventry, Nov. 9th, Samuel Rodgers, aged 86 years.
Williams--In Norwich Town, Nov. 4th, 1880, Elvira Lincoln, wife of Henry Williams, aged 43 years.

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.
Five hundred pounds of new raisins at H.C. Hall's cash store, at 10 cents a pound.
The Holland Silk Co. are running their mills on short time, on account of a lull in the silk business.
Andrew Manning of Goshen hands in a common rock turnip that weights 11 1-2 pounds. Who can beat it.
There will be a social dance in the hall of H.E. Knowlton, at West Ashford, on Thursday evening, Nov. 25th.
The Holland Silk Co. are excavating for an immense well in the rear of their mill on the west side of Church street.
J.C. Lincoln is offering bargains in furniture, previous to moving to his new quarters. Call and examine goods and prices.

1655. Wed Nov 17 1880: Mrs. North, sister of Mrs. J.A. Stillman, has purchased the pleasant residence of Mr. James French, on South Main street, and Mr. French will remove into the house occupied by J.R. Arnold, Esq., which he has bought.

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.
Rev. Frank Thompson of Windham preached at the Congregational church on Sunday.
There were about 150 persons present at the oyster supper at the house of Representative Parkhurst on Wednesday evening. In the matter of age, the company ranged all the way from three months to eighty years.
Egbert Bingham, of our village went to Rockville on Friday to attend the funeral of his son-in-law, Dea. J.J. Robinson. We append a brief notice clipped from the Rockville Journal. "The words 'sudden and unexpected' have a vivid meaning as applied to the death of Dea. James J. Robinson, which took place at his home in Rockville on Wednesday morning, the 10th inst., at half past 8. The day before he returned from a business trip to Worcester, coming on the train which reached here at 1 p.m. He went directly to the Florence Manuf'g Co.'s office (of which he was Treasurer and Agent) remaining there an hour or two. Not feeling very well, he asked to be taken home to a carriage. About 7 o'clock Dr. Risley was called, and left him soon after, feeling better. In an hour or two he was attacked with acute pain which was only alleviated by powerful opiates. After a severe night of suffering, at half past 8 in the morning he fell into that sleep that knows no waking. As a Christian gentleman of sterling worth, a noble, generous hearted man, he will be greatly missed by the entire community. These - who had more intimate relations with him in the First church, (of which he was an honored member, and at one time before his removal from town a deacon, and the superintendent of the Sunday school), and in business circles here, will greatly miss his calm judgment, his genial disposition which appeared on all occasions."

1668. Wed Nov 17 1880: Mansfield.
Professor Owen McShane gave a social dance at his house, on Saturday evening last. There was a good attendance, Willimantic and South Coventry being well represented. The occasion proved a very enjoyable one, and the "light fantastic" was tripped well into the morning hours.
As John Foley was on his way to the dance with a team containing seven persons, a hold back strap gave way, and Johnny was precipitated to the ground. Though badly bruised, he clung to the lines, and succeeded in bringing the frightened and plunging horses to a stand-still, and thus prevented a frightful result of the little accident.

1669. Wed Nov 17 1880: Died.
Smith.--In Willimantic, Nov. 11th, G.F. Smith, aged 30 years.
Marble.--In Willimantic, Nov. 14th, Francis Marble, aged 56 years.
Hough.--In Willimantic, Nov. 14th, Fanny Hough, aged 69 years.
Hibbard.--In Coventry, Nov. 15th, Elaphay Bolls Hibbard, aged 2 years.
Ashley,--In Willington, Nov. 15th, Bennie Ashley, aged 14 years.

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.
Levy the cornetist is to appear at Franklin hall next Tuesday evening.
Rev. Frank Thompson will preach in South Windham next Sunday.
J.H. Gray has put up a large bill board on the Hayden lot on Main street.
Horace A. Adams and E.P. Butler of South Windham, start to-morrow on a trip to New York, on their bicycles.
Union Thanksgiving services will be held at the Congregational church, at 10:30. Sermon by Rev. Dr. Church.
The council of churches at Windham yesterday, voted to dismiss Rev. Frank Thompson from his pastorate in that place.

1672. Wed Nov 24 1880: Alexander Ogden, an employee in the mule spinning department of the Linen Co.'s mill No. 2, had a finger badly jammed on Monday.

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.
Mr. Shea has moved into the house vacated by Smith's boarders.
Lester M. Hartson is building an ice house.
Fred Backus is on the sick list.
Mrs. Sisson is suffering with a severe felon.
Mr. S.L. Morey, who has been unwell for the past two weeks, is able to be at work again.
Mr. Geo. Polly has broken ground for a new house on land known as "Flint's Orchard."

1683. Wed Nov 24 1880: South Windham.
Miller's dancing school opened last Thursday evening, at Music hall, with an attendance of about forty scholars. The number of attendants last winter was upwards of seventy, and it leaves but few new beginners, so many of his present scholars are old dancers as it were.
Thomas Bliven of Windham, had a narrow escape from serious injury at the shop, some days since. He was at work at a planer, and a strap on the table caught in his clothing, drawing him between the table and one of the arms. But fortunately he was drawn against the shipper, which reversed the motion, and allowed him to free himself. No bones were broken, but one thigh was severely bruised, and as yet he has not been able to resume work.
Smith, Winchester & Co. shipped a paper machine last week, destined for some point in Western Massachusetts. They are now rebuilding two other which, rumor has it, are also sold.

1684. Wed Nov 24 1880: Columbia.
The Literary Association may now be said to be in good running order. On Friday evening Charles H. Richardson was elected president and Nathan K. Holbrook vice president. The exercises were opened by a declamation from Henry Hunt entitled "The dying Tramp" and select reading by Miss Lizzie Brown, Bringing our sheaves with us. There was a discussion of the following.
Resolved that the lawyer is as beneficial to the community as the mechanic. The resolution was supported by Samuel B. West and Charles F. Clark and opposed William H. Yeomans and Charles H. Richardson. The decision was in opposition to the resolution. In consequence of Thanksgiving next week it was thought advisable to adjourn to Friday evening Dec. 3d when in addition to the usual oratorial exercises there will be a discussion of the following:
Resolved, that the works of art are as beautiful as those of nature, to be supported by Charles F. Clark, and Albert E. Brown, and opposed by Dr. Parker, and William P. Johnson.
The new house of Seth S. Collins is now nearly completed and will be a cozy and convenient residence.

1685. Wed Nov 24 1880: Scotland.
Rev. Mr. Parmelee of Canterbury preached at the Congregational church last Sunday. Mr. Parmelee supplies the churches of Canterbury and Westminster, holding a half day service at each place.
Rev. A.A. Hurd and H.C. Carey were appointed delegates from the church in Scotland to the council for the dismission of Rev. Frank Thompson of Windham.
Mr. Ray has sold his farm in Norwich and expects to return to his place in this town in the Spring.
Benj. Corbin has finished harvesting his field of big corn and finds that he has a yield of 280 bushels of shelled corn from three acres. M. Corbin put on the field 2 tons of ground bone, 36 loads of coarse manure, and phosphate and ashes in the hill. Notwithstanding this large outlay for fertilizers, the field yielded him a profit of $36, or $12, an acre, and the effects of the fertilizers applied will be seen in increased crops for years to come. The variety of corn planted was the large western corn having from 14 to 20 rows of kernels on the ear. It is generally believed that this corn will not ripen in this vicinity, but the corn on this field is a practical denial of this notion.
Waterford Simnonds stepped on a pile of broken glass more than a year ago and carried away several pieces in his foot. He extracted the greater part of it at the time, but some months later a large piece was taken from his foot by Dr. I.B. Gallup. After this he had no further trouble from it, until recently a good sized piece of taken out near his ankle, having worked its way several inches through the flesh without causing any inconvenience.
Theron Palmer, 2d, has gone to Taunton, Mass. to learn the machinist trade.

1686. Wed Nov 24 1880: Central Village.
The mystery of the disappearance of the Rev. Jonathan Marsland, pastor of the Congregational church of this place on Monday of last week steadily deepens. Every attempt to gain a clue which would prove a foothold has thus far proved a failure. If the earth had opened and swallowed him up he could not have more effectually disappeared: state-attorney J.J. Penrose has taken entire charge of the several hunting expeditions which are scouring the region round about here, embracing a circuit of ten miles in either direction, in the thus far bootless search for the Rev. John Marsland. Skilled detectives from New York and Boston are engaged to work on the case, and all efforts are being made to throw light upon this strange affair. The result of the mass meeting held Friday night for further action upon prosecuting the hunt has been to check the idle gossip which has been rife over the mater. It is ascertained that four rough looking tramps were hanging around here last week. They too, have vanished, but a train hand reports having seen them on Tuesday, near Webster Mass. The village church doors and altars have been draped in voluminous folds of crape, by loving hands, out of respect to the memory of the missing pastor. A feeling of deep sorrow has settled over the place, for the lost man was truly beloved. The squads of men who are engaged in the search for him are fed and lodged by kind hearted farmers of the country, and the interest and excitement over the unsuccessful hunt has in no way abated. The villagers believe the man dead, and that he killed himself. Mrs. Marsland has partially recovered from the overwhelming shock into which the thought of her husband's possible violent death or his absconding threw her last Monday night. She has now settled firmly into the belief that the man has become temporarily insane, and has, with the cunning of a crazy man, managed to elude detection and reached some distant city. She says that his sermons for several weeks past have been a source of no small anxiety to him, and in his preparation of them he has expended an unusual amount of labor, which she thinks, has affected his brain. In response to her inquiries by letter to the station agent at Plainfield, she has learned that a man working about the depot on Monday night saw another whom he recognized as Mr. Marsland board the train for Willimantic. The clerks do not remember of such a person. The conductor of the train says that there were but three passengers through that night to Willimantic, and one of them was a man who wore a sealskin cap. He could give no further description. He was unable to tell where this man alighted. Mr. Marsland wore such a cap, and his wife is of opinion that when he had almost reached the house of the neighbor he set out to visit he left the highway, and taking the railroad track walked to Plainfield, a distance of three miles, making of course no trail. Nothing will move Mrs. Marsland from this belief, although she states that insanity is not hereditary in her husband's family. She has been in receipt of many letters of condolence from Congregational clergymen in New York and the New England states. Mr. Marsland was well known and universally esteemed. He was a graduate of the Hartford (Conn.) Theological Seminary, and two years since held a pastorate in Mill River, Mass. Letters by the dozen pour into the now mournful parsonage from every mail, bearing information of all sorts of vagrant personages wandering about the country, but not a ray of light has yet penetrated the dark mystery which overhangs this place.

1687. Wed Nov 24 1880: Montville.
Prof. Watts has left the state of single-blessedness and embarked upon the sea of matrimony. The event happened last Saturday evening. The professor is justly very popular, and has the well wishes of his many friends.
Mr. F.P. Strickland, a son of H.R. Strickland, is at home to stay a few weeks. Mr. Strickland has been doing business in Colorado Springs for the past three years.
Mr. E.C. Gay has sold his famous foxhound, Dime, to Mr. Alex Robertson, of Waterford.
G.R. Alexander has taken Greeley's advice and gone West.
We are happy to notice the improved condition in the health of Capt. W.F. Fuller.
Frand Beebe and Celia Bowen have entered into life partnership. May success attend them.

1688. Wed Nov 24 1880: List of Patents. Granted by the United States to citizens of this State for the week ending Nov. 16th, 1880.
[local people only]
E. Pitman, Putnam, automatic machine brake.

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.
Brown-Royce--In Willimantic, Nov. 22, by Rev. Dr. Church, Frank J. Brown of St. Charles, Ill., and Miss Emma J. Royce of Stafford Springs.
Mosely-Monroe--In Willimantic, Nov. 16, by Rev. Dr. Church, George Mosely and Miss Abbie Monroe, all of Willimantic.
Whitney-Allen--In Willimantic, nov. 13, by Rev. Dr. Church, Charles H. Whitney and Miss Hattie Allen of Putnam.

1694. Wed Nov 24 1880: Died.
Kimbel--In Willimantic, Nov. 19, Stephen H. Kimbel, aged 76 years.
Farnham--In Gurleyville, Nov. 22, Hernion Farnham, aged 18 mos.

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