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The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1882

Published every Wednesday.

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

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

Wed Nov 1 1882: About Town.
Miss Lillie Winslow of Simsbury, is visiting Miss Laura G. Davison.
After today all the tax lists not handed to the assessors will be increased 10 per cent.
Miss May W. Burleson of Jewett City is visiting relatives and friends in this place.
Telephone communication was established between this place and Hartford, Rockville and Stafford Monday.
A.S. Turner has engaged an educated pharmacist to take charge of the prescription department of his drug store.
Rev. L.H. Wells, of this place, delivered a lecture on missionary work in the West, before the Berkeley Divinity school in Middletown last week.
G.H. Loomis of Liberty Hill, places upon our desk a good specimen of fruit from a pomegranate tree in his possession. A rare thing in this climate.

1360. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: Frank F. and J.W. Webb are the champion hunters thus far this season. They with a party of Hartford gentlemen brought down 105 squirrels in two days last week.

1361. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: The foundation of a large two story house of Leander Freeman’s is being laid south of his residence on Jackson street. He contemplates building another on the open lot just north of his place.

1362. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: Many of the teachers in our schools attended the State teachers’ Association at New Haven, and on Friday the schools were closed. Principal J.B. Welch was appointed a member of the committee on necrology.

1363. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: At a meeting of Alert Hose company, held Thursday evening, the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: C.E. Leonard, foreman; John Elliott, 1st assistant; D.R. Briggs, 2d assistant; C.H. Dimmick, clerk; C.H. Dimmick, treasurer; Austin Daley, steward.

1364. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: A singing school has been organized at the Baptist vestry under the tuition of Mr. J.D. Jillson and the first session was held last Monday evening with an attendance of sixty. The term will constitute twenty lessons at a charge of $1.00 and all who wish to engage should meet the committee at the church next Monday evening. Everybody is invited. The objects in the minds of the committee are 1, To create an interest in singing, which is wanted in Sabbath school and at home. 2, To be able to hold a concert in the month of December of at least one hundred voices. 3, To have the price where all will be able to take advantage of the opportunity.

1365. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: William Foran, an old and respectable resident of this village, was killed by a freight train on the Air Line railroad last Saturday. He was crossing the iron bridge just out of this village, on his way to Columbia where he had been a work mowing brush for Dumont Kingsley at the time of the accident. He had been for years a little deaf and was in the custom of walking in a stooping posture. In picking his way across the bridge he did not see the incoming 12:30 train nor hear the warning whistle, and it was impossible to stop the train before striking him. He was thrown into the river, and Conductor Fay, leaped after him. He gasped but a few times after being taken from the water. He was 7_ [looks like 75] years of age and leaves an industrious and intelligent family of four sons and one daughter.

1366. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: The Willimantic orchestra and a number of persons from this place took part in the opening ball of the season at Bidwell’s hotel, which is under the management of James Keon.

1367. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: Fire was discovered in Edward Taylor’s wood yard about eight o’clock Friday evening and an alarm was promptly sounded for assistance, to which the firemen responded with alacrity. Unfortunately the supply of water from the only available hydrant, at the corner on Washington and Union streets, was shut off by the breakage of a gate and nothing could be done but with buckers [mean buckets?] to save the burning property. The building, a wooden structure about 25x80 feet, with also about twelve cords of wood were destroyed. A ten horse-power engine was considerably damaged and a sawing and chopping machine ruined Mr. Taylor estimates his loss at about $1200, with an insurance of $400. The origin of the fire is not known.

1368. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: Henry N. Wales for Judge of Probate.—The delegates to the democratic probate convention for the district of Windham met according to the committee’s call at the Sanderson house parlors last Saturday at 2 o’clock. All but one of the delegates were present in person or represented by a substitute: Messrs. Chester Tilden, Wm. H. Osborn and John A. McDonald from Windham, and Charles L. Newcomb and J. Theron Palmer from Scotland. The convention was organized by the choice of Chester Tilden for chairman and J.A. McDonald clerk and a formal ballot for a candidate was immediately ordered. It resulted in the unanimous choice of Henry N. Wales our present gentlemanly and capable town clerk. After the appointment of Chester Tilden, Charles L. Newcomb and Wm. H. Osborn for probate committee the convention dissolved well satisfied with the work done.

1369. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: Scotland.
Rev. Charles Griggs of Chaplin preached at the Congregational church on Sunday.
The Ladies society met at the house of S.S. Safford on Wednesday evening and chose the following officers for the year ensuing: president, Mrs. Henry Carey, vice-president, Mrs. C.M. Smith; directors, Mrs. Denison Allen, Mrs. Samuel Sprague, Mrs. Amos Burnham, and Miss Sarah Fuller.
Miss Ida Palmer of Scotland and Miss Lizzie Barstow of Willimantic left for Nebraska last Monday night to join relatives settled in that state.
Mr. Jared Fuller was absent from town a day or two last week, and when he returned, brought with him a wife from Willington.

1370. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: Columbia.
Messrs. Hillhouse, Parker and Hunn of Willimantic, were in town last week on a hunting expedition, also Woodward of Colchester, and Manley and Bailey of Springfield, Mass.
J.L. Downer was in Gilead last week engaged in painting, assisted by S.F. Tucker.
Very rarely at this season of the year do we escape frost as we have this fall, at present writing (Monday). Heliotropes, tube roses, begonias are in bloom in the open yard of Wm. H. Yeomans.
Miss Mary Fuller met with what came near resulting in a serious accident one day last week. She had mixed some napkins with blacking, and in attempting to apply it to a hot stove it exploded severely burning one side of her face. Dr. C.N. Gallup was summoned to the relief of the sufferer. This same week it was our privilege to call at Daniel Tucker’s, and his wife was engaged in the same business and for the benefit of our lady readers we will say the stove looked as if it had been painted jet black and varnished, so glossy did it look, and she informed us she had tried all kinds of blacking, but used none but the Rising Sun mixed with spirits of turpentine applied to a lukewarm stove and use plenty of rubbing with a good brush, and with satisfactory results.
S.F. Ticknor, Henry Clark, and G.B. Fuller have each removed the fence in front of their residence.
Payson Little and wife, of Windham, spent last week in town.
Fred A. Lyman is expected home on a short vacation.
Wm. P. Robertson, of Hartford, was in town Sunday and Monday.
The Sweet brothers, with David Webler and others, were in town hunting on Monday.

1371. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: Mansfield Center.
The democrats of the twenty-fourth senatorial district met at Stafford Springs, Oct. 24th, and after unanimously nominating Mr. John S. Hanks of Mansfield for senator.

1372. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: Married.
Foley-Clune—In Willimantic, Oct. 20th, by the Rev. Fl. DeBruyckey, Mr. William A. Foley to Miss Mary Clune, both of Willimantic.
Fuller-Kent—Oct. 27th, by the Rev. S. McBurney, Mr. Jared Fuller, of Scotland, and Miss Eliza Kent, of Willington.
Tingley-Potter—In Willimantic, Oct. 25th, by the Rev. S.R. Free, Mr. Frank M. Tingley to Miss Emma D. Potter, both of Windham.

1373. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: Died.
Bundy—In Gurleyville, Oct. 28, John Bundy, aged 69 years.
Kirby—In Willimantic, Oct. 26, James P. Kirby, aged 27 years.
Foran—In Willimantic, Oct. 28, William Foran, aged 72 years.

1374. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: To the Board of County Commissioners…. [the following people applied “for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors] James Dwyer (endorsed by Thomas Johnson, A.B. Carpenter, Charles J. Fisher, Thomas Baldwin and Meredith Johnson); Henry l. Edgarton (endorsed by W.T. Chamberlin, Geo. L. Briggs, E.S. Herrick, Chas. L. Clark and Chas. H. Townsend).

1375. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: About Town.
A.S. Turner has committed the charge of the prescription department of his drug store to John T. Baker, of Norwich, who is a skillful druggist.
A telephone line is being constructed between this place and Versailles and that will complete the connection between Norwich and this flourishing borough.

1376. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: The employees of the Geylock mills, Adams, Mass., have recently presented J. J. Kelley, the superintendent, with a gold-headed cane, a gold ring, and other articles, it being on the eve of his departure for Salem, Mass., to take a similar position in a mill there. Mr. Kelley was formerly superintendent of the Smithville mills in this village.

1377. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: Timothy Reynolds, a machinist in the employ of the W.F. & A.R. Morrison company met with a serious accident this morning. While at work on a lathe drilling a piece of iron the machine suddenly started and drive the drill nearly through his wrist, severing the cords and possibly the hand may not be saved. Dr. McNally attended him.

1378. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: About eighty of the friends of Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Casey surprised them at their residence on Spruce street Tuesday evening of last week, it being the tenth anniversary of their wedding. They were laden with all sorts of presents and among the most valuable was a gold-headed cane which a party of gentlemen had procured and had had appropriately inscribed as a gift from his friends. It was presented in a neat speech by Mr. J.E. Murray, and replied to fittingly. Afterwards Mrs. Dr. McNally presented to Mrs. Casey a fine gold watch in a few, well chosen words. The remainder of the evening was spent in sociability, dancing and an oyster supper.

1379. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: Shocking Railroad Collision.—A terrible railroad collision occurred on the New York & New England near Pomfret Centre, Saturday morning, about 7 a.m., between freight train No. 95, west, George Kendall, engineer, and the regular passenger train No. 6, east, Myron Glidden, engineer, Glidden received injuries from which he has since died. A visit to the scene of the accident shows that it was about half a mile west of the station just out of a cut. On account of a sharp curve the engines were not seen until they came close together, and so heavy was the crash that the sound of the collision was heard half a mile off. Engine 95, which drew the freight, was a large four wheeler, while No. 6, which drew the passenger train, was a light one. Engine No. 6 was thrown directly across the track, while No. 95 was only partly thrown off. The passenger train had three cars, two passenger and a mail and express car. The mail car from the force of the collision was forced up over the engine No. 6. Standing at an angle of about 45 degrees. There were but three freight cards that were badly smashed, two were thrown partly down the west side of the track. The loading consisted of wooden ware.
The shocking part of the accident was the amount of injury to persons which occurred resulting in death in one case already and two others may follow. Myron Glidden, was engineer of the fatal passenger train and Lewis Holmes of this place conductor, and both were among the oldest and most courteous on the line. The unfortunate engineer leaves a wife and four children in Boston. He head was frightfully battered. W.E. Landon his fireman was pierced through both cheeks and had a dangerous scalp wound. George Kendall, engineer of 95 received internal injuries and a broken leg from which he may die. His fireman A.G. Wilson jumped and escaped with slight damage. On the passenger train Bissell Chamberlain and Wm. Hunt, the brakeman, were scratched and bruised somewhat and received severe shaking up, while Conductor Holmes got off without a bruise, E.B. Chamberlain the mail agent will be laid up two or three weeks from the shock and injuries. Fred H. Watrous the baggage master had his collar bone broken, his back injured and has internal damage. He remained unconscious from the time of the accident up to Monday noon and is not yet entirely conscious.
The list foots up to seven of injured persons, which make the accident a very sorrowful one. Fortunately the number of passengers was not large else it must have been a greater calamity. The passenger train was on its regular time and had the right of way. The freight train was the second section of the regular train with orders, it is said, to run to Pomfret Center, take the side track and let the passenger train pass. The responsibility for the accident is charged to Henry F. Bland the engineer of the freight train. When he saw what had happened it is said that he speedily disappeared across the fields and has not been seen or heard of since.

1380. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: Representatives Elected, Windham County.
Canterbury—Charles Bennett, Thomas G. Clark
Brooklyn—E. L. Cundall
Killingly—Charles A. Russell, George H. Law
Plainfield—Willie C. Rouse, Albert D. Sprague
Putnam—C.N. Allan, _ Bartlett
Thompson—George H. Nichols, Thomas Wilbur
Sterling—S.A. Waite
Windham—Amos T. Fowler, Gilford Smith
Scotland—Waterman C. Bass
Woodstock—L.J. Welles, N.F. Morse
Judges of Probate Elected:
Killingly—T.J. Evans
Brooklyn—Wm. Woodbridge
Canterbury—J.P. Kingsley
Sterling—G.C. Brown
Windham—John E. Wheeler

1381. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: Scotland.
Rev. E.B. Bingham of Brooklyn delivered the sermon and administered communion at the Congregational church on Sunday.
The children and grandchildren of Mrs. Caroline Frink met with her Wednesday last to celebrate her birthday. They had an enjoyable family re-union and dinner and bestowed various tokens of love before leaving that same evening.
Mr. Benjamin Dyer of Windham is on his old route through Scotland with his meat wagon.
Mrs. Chas. Palmer, an old lady of over seventy, wakened one night last week and discovered a man in her room, who left immediately on her starting up, and retreated towards the barn. A day or two afterward during a short absence from the house, it was robbed of seventy-five dollars, including some coins she had treasured for a great many years. The entrance to the house was effected by removing a pane of glass from a window which gave the burglar an opportunity to reach in and unfasten the door. It is thought that the man was in the neighborhood all day watching the house.

1382. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: Canterbury.
Farmers have nearly completed the week of harvesting. With many, corn and potatoes have turned out to be excellent crops. With other farmers they have been failures. Mr. John B. Shea is the boss corn producer of this town, having harvested this season nearly twelve hundred bushels of ears. While beans have proved nearly a failure by reason of the prolonged season of wet weather. The harvest of apples in this town has been a light one. Those not already disposed of will command a higher price. October, on account of mild, damp weather, has been a better month for the production of milk and butter than September.
Dr. George I. Ross is erecting a nice fence in front of his residence.
Miss Ruth F. Sanger will continue her visit at the Metroplis.

1383. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: Ellington.
Miss Edith Church of Chaplin who has been teaching at Windermere will teach in Willington the coming winter.
Mr. Pettit the Bible agent is canvassing the town.

1384. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: Tolland.
The Rev. L.S. Brown held a meeting at Cedar Swamp, last Sunday afternoon.
Miss Mary Satterlee returned home last Friday. Her many friends will be glad to hear that she has improved in health.
Many will be pained to hear of the death of Mr. Charles Lathrop which occurred at his residence last Thursday evening. For a long time Mr. Lathrop has been in failing health, and since last Tuesday he had been unconscious. He has for many years been a resident of Tolland. The Rev. C.N. Seymour conducted the funeral services.
The class meeting will be held with Miss Mary A. Arnold, next Friday evening.
A house situated in the northern part of Tolland, belonging to Mr. John Fuller and occupied by Mr. Snow was burned to the ground last Sunday afternoon about four o’clock. The fire was first discovered in the roof. All of the furniture and home of the windows and doors were removed.

1385. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: Died.
Copeland—In Ashford, Nov. 7, Emma A. Copeland, aged 4 days.
Hicks—In Willimantic, Nov. 7, Eliza Hicks, age 72 years 9 months.
Casey—In Willimantic, Nov. 7, Mary A. Casey, aged 24 years.

1386. TWC Wed Nov 15 1882: About Town.
Ex-Governor Andrews is in town today.
Mrs. R. Chapman has moved to Levi A. Frink’s block, Main street where she will do all kinds of dress and cloak making.
Gov. Bigelow has appointed November 30 as Thanksgiving day in this state. The governor might put a P.S. to his proclamation returning thanks that he didn’t run for a second term.

1387. TWC Wed Nov 15 1882: David Lambert, employed in D.E. Potter’s carpenter shop ran one of his fingers into a buzz saw yesterday and split it through the middle, Dr. McNally dressed the wound.

1388. TWC Wed Nov 15 1882: Joseph T. Fanning, of Norwich, who was recently admitted to the bar in that city contemplates opening a law office in this place. A correspondent says: “Mr. Fanning is a young man of excellent abilities, and can hardly fail of success.”

1389. TWC Wed Nov 15 1882: A notable social event this week was the marriage of Mr. John L. Hunter Esq., the well-known lawyer of this place, and Miss Minnie L. Chesbrough daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P.H.L. Chesbrough of this village, which occurred in the city of Marshall, Mich., at the residence of Mayor Porter. The Chronicle sends them its heartiest congratulations and wishes them a happy and prosperous future.

1390. TWC Wed Nov 15 1882: The property of Chas. Campbell, insolvent debtor, of Mansfield Center, will be sold at public auction next Saturday, according to notice in another column.

1391. TWC Wed Nov 15 1882: Mr. Frank Larrabee and Miss Carrie E. Smith will be united in marriage at the residence of Mr. Edwin B. Chamberlin on Union street tomorrow afternoon. They have a large circle of young friends and acquaintances who will wish them matrimonial bliss.

1392. TWC Wed Nov 15 1882: The adjutant general announces his appointment of post surgeons as follows in this vicinity. They will determine exemptions from military duty by the standard of disability prescribed by the surgeon-general of the state: Windham County—William A. Lewis, Plainfield; John B. Kent, Putnam; T. Morton Hills, Windham; A.S. Leonard, Woodstock; Samuel Hutchings, Killingly; Lowell Holbrook, Thompson. Tolland County—S.G. Risley, Rockville; C.B. Newton, Stafford Springs; Henry S. Dean, South Coventry; Frederick Johnson, Mansfield.

1393. TWC Wed Nov 15 1882: A new deal in the police force was made at the burgess meeting Monday evening and it will hereafter be constituted of three men instead of two. In the absence of instructions from the borough, which the last meeting refused to give, the board concluded to use its own judgement in the matter. Wm. P. Worden was relieved from duty and Chas. T. Brown employed in his place, Dwight Shurtliff was added to the force, and Luke Flynn retained. Brown’s beat will extend from Warden Harrington’s store to Bank street, including Bridge ad High, Shurtliff will have the center beat, extending from Bank to Center street, and will guard Church, Valley, North and Railroad, while Flynn will patrol Union, Jackson and Main streets to the railroad bridge.

1394. TWC Wed Nov 15 1882: It is said that Col. W.E. Barrows has proposed to donate to the borough a drinking fountain, as an advertisement for the Linen company, which will be ornamental to Main street and useful to man and horse, and allow the borough to supply it with water by whatever means it may choose. This will be better than abiding by Dr. Cogswell’s additional requirements.

1395. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: The superior court, November term, for Windham county opened yesterday at Brooklyn, the Hon. Henry B. Stoddard, judge. There are on the civil docket twenty cases noticed for trial to the jury, and 105 to the court. Sixteen cases were practically disposed of yesterday in which the defendants were charged with violating the liquor law. The bar regretted to learn that Judge Stoddard would be unable to remain in Windham county except through November, he having an assignment to hold court in Fairfield county the first Tuesday in December. The bar, by unanimous vote, appointed a committee to prepare a petition to be presented to Chief Justice Park, signed by all the members of the bar, asking his honor to provide a judge to continue the term here, after Judge Stoddard leaves, long enough to make up at least the five weeks provided by statute for terms of the superior court in Windham county. At the bar meeting in the afternoon a committee was appointed consisting of John J. Penrose, John M. Hall and Charles E. Searles, whose duty it is to act in behalf of the bar in procuring during the coming session of the legislature an act providing for criminal terms of court in Windham county in addition to the terms now provided. Such addition seems to be necessary to relieve the court docket from a constantly increasing overburden of civil cases.

1396. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Meeting of Borough Government.—The court of Burgesses held an adjourned meeting at the borough office Monday evening and voted to pay the following bills:--Salaries of Fire department, last quarter, $128.75; Salaries board of engineers past year, $50: Salaries of fire police, $30; Mrs. A.B. Adams, rent Armory hall, $30; Chas. H. Parker labor $16; M.E. Lincoln, coal to fire department, $1.75; John C. Hooper water West Main street $7; McDonald & Safford printing borough charter $58; A. Harris surveying $26.50; Joseph Wood assisting Surveyor Harris, $6.75. It was also voted to name the street lately constructed by the Windham Cotton Mfg. Co “Windham” street. Mr. D.E. Potter appeared before the board and asked permission to dig in South Main Street to lay water pipes, which was granted. The board concluded to increase the police force to three members, and employ Chas. T. Brown, Dwight W. Shirtliff and Luke Flynn as policemen. The rules and regulations for the government of the force in operation last year were adopted. It was voted to appoint C.B. Pomeroy, C.M. Palmer, Charles Webster, Ceryl Whitaker, J.V. Bliven, L.B. Eagan, Fire police for the year ensuing. Adjourned until Saturday 14th, inst 4:30 pm. At the adjourned meeting held Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. Luke Flynn and Charles T. Brown, having been appointed Policemen of the Borough, appeared and took the oath prescribed by law and offered their bonds which were accepted. It was voted to pay Wm. P. Worden for his services as Policeman for the term he had served and to adjourn until Tuesday November 21st at 7:30 p.m.

1397. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Third Regiment Shooting Match.—The Third regiment, C.N.G., will hold a marksmen’s tournament at Natchaug rifle range beginning this morning at eight o’clock and representative teams from seven companies are expected to participate. There are to be two events—a short range match open to any member of the regiment and a company team match to teams of eight. In the short range match the distance will be 200 yards.In the team match seven rounds will be fired from a standing position over the 200 yard range, and in a reclining posture over the 500 yard range. No two may use the same rifle, and only the military rifles of the state can be used. Entries for the contest have been made to Lieut. Charles N. Daniels, and, we are informed, that through the courtesy of the officials of the New London Northern railroad members of the regiment, in uniform, may obtain return tickets over that line free. The tournament is voluntary on the part of the companies of the regiment and that it has been unanimously responded to speaks well for the interest taken in the matter. Col. Tubbs and staff will be present and have charge of the inspection, and will offer valuable prizes to the team making the best scores. A collection of miscellaneous prizes have been offered by private individuals for the contest, which is open to all, and among them are year subscriptions to the following newspapers: Norwich Bulletin, N.L. Day, N.L. Telegram, Mystic Press, Stonington Mirror, Willimantic Journal and Chronicle. A member of that company has given us the following information about the marksmanship of company K. of this village, as developed at a trial October 28th: Out of a possible 50, Capt. C.P. Boynton, 41; Lieut. A.B. Harrington, 42; Sergt. F.P. Potter, 31; Musician W.E. Taylor, 26; Priv. W. H. Bill, 32; Priv. P.S. Rice, 29. For these scores the two first-named received the bade of “sharp shooters” and the others that of “marksmen.” There are but three sharp-shooters, so it is said, in the entire regiment.

1398. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Borough Meeting.
The largest specially warned borough meeting that has been held for sometime was that convened at Armory hall Monday afternoon and it represented a good proportion of taxpayers. It was thought that there might be a clashing of forces of more than usual severity but the seekers for this kind of amusement were sadly disappointed for the entire programme passed of with the greatest expedition and serenity. The first clause in the warning expressed dis-satisfaction at the vote passed at a previous meeting awarding $400 damages to Chester A. Vinton for damages received on his person last winter and was disposed of by indefinitely postponing action.
The next clause called for an amendment to the borough charter whereby water works may be built by its provisions. This part provoked a little discussion and it was apparent that sympathy for the measure was largely prevalent. The meeting listened patiently to the inevitable chronic grumblers who oppose every person, suggestion, measure and project which is offered for the public and then a resolution was passed in substance as follows: The warden and burgesses are instructed to petition the next General Assembly of the State of Connecticut for an amendment to the borough charter, empowering the warden and burgesses and freemen to supply said borough with water for public and private use, and to bond said borough for cost of same. Also, to choose Don F. Johnson, Charles E. Congdon and Henry N. Wales a Committee to act with the Warden and Burgesses in procuring the same. Said amendment not to go into effect until it has been accepted by the Borough at a meeting especially called for the purpose, at which meeting the vote shall be taken by ballot, marked “Yes” and “No.”
There are many provisions in the borough charter which might be improved but that it needs a general revision does not seem necessary. Geo. W. Burnham, J.M. Hall and E.B. Sumner were appointed to conduct the revision.
It was voted to lay an additional tax of one mill.
The meeting decided to leave the matter of engaging a police force with the court of burgesses as provided in the borough by-laws.
Considerable talk was spent upon the much-talked of drinking fountain which Dr. Cogswell has proposed to give to this borough. It seems upon conversation with parties in this village who have springs to sell, on a recent visit the Doctor concluded to revamp his offer and compel the borough to supply water to the fountain and own the water works, albeit this will cost about twice the value of the fountain. The meeting voted to abide by the donor’s requirements and accept the fountain, water works and all. It then adjourned for three weeks.

1399. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: South Windham:
The cider mill owned by John Babcock is in use daily by different parties and a great many apples have been ground there.
Coons seem to be plenty about here this fall, several having been shot by parties from this place, some of them very close to the village. The largest weighed 20 pounds.
Isaac Johnson left last week for Duluth, Minn. Where he is to fill a position in the post office.

1400. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Andover:
F.E. Williams, dem. is elected judge of probate for the district of Andover over E.P. Skinner rep. of this place by 25 majority. Judge Williams has held the office before and is well qualified for the position.
Mr. Orrin Williams is soon to move into town from Bolton, and is to occupy the house of C.F. Baker which has stood empty the past summer.
Schools have now commenced in all the districts except the S.W. Mr. E.D. White teacher in the S.E. and Miss Nellie Brown of Gilead in the N.E. district.
Mr. C.L. Backus’ new house is plastered and will soon be finished.

1401. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Chaplin:
As a German named Batz was returning from Rockville to his home in Ellington, in company with his two daughters, on Sunday evening they were suddenly attacked by three men on the road known as the Mountain road. A bag of meal was taken from his wagon and he was threatened and insulted. They finally succeeded in freeing themselves and returned to Ellington Center, the assailants calling after them that they would kill him before morning. A complaint was entered to Grand Juror Johnson, and search commenced for the offenders, one of whom was recognized by Batz. He was seen by the officer running towards the woods, but has not yet been arrested.

1402. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Willington:
There is quite a religious interest in progress at the Center. Protracted meetings have been held for some time, conducted by Mr. Clarence H. Pease of New Haven, a member of the Y.M.C.A., who leaves town this week.
There are quite a number of hopeful conversions and a general awakening in both churches, Congregational and Baptist. At the former, Rev. F.A. Holden of Hartford supplies, and Rev. J.M. Phillips of Willimantic preaches at the later. An apparent spirit of unity exists between the two thus strengthening the work.
Mrs. S.T. Preston fell from an embankment near her residence last Thursday evening, dislocating her shoulder and otherwise bruising herself. She is slowly recovering.
Manufacturing interests at Daleville continue lively. The proprietor, James Hoyle, is now manufacturing pretty patterns of ladies’ cloaking, and some fancy patterns. Mr. H. is an energetic man.
The “Village blacksmith” J.J. Hemmeler has lately taken a wife from the fair daughters of Willington and is now pleasantly located on the “Hill.”
C.D. Rider, postmaster at East Willington, who has been in poor health for a long time past, is now lying in a critical condition. Attended by physicians from Springfield, Mass.
Mrs. Susan Knight and daughter Nellie, formerly of this town, but now of Berkley, R.I., are visiting at George H. Knight’s, a son of the former. Mr. Knight has been very ill for several weeks with typhoid fever but is gradually recovering.
We regret the defeat of our highly esteemed friend J.S. Hanks in the recent election, for a man of his moral and christian worth, honest, integrity and sound principles, would honorably fill any office of trust.

1403. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: South Coventry:
Mrs. Frances Manning Foster of Hartford, is visiting her sister at the old homestead.
Chauncey Howard is in town for a few days.
Mrs. Bailey is the guest of Mrs. Lucian Hicks.
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Clark will celebrate on the 11th inst. the fiftieth anniversary of their marriage.
The Ladies Society of the Congregational church will meet with Mrs. Addison Kingsbury both afternoon and evening, and Mrs. Bacchus of Rockville, with Mrs. Talcott of Ellington, will address the ladies in the interest of the woman’s branch of the American Board of Foreign Missions.
Mrs. Armstrong is visiting with his [sic] sister, Mrs. Samuel Storrs.
Mrs. Norman Dunham’s bay window exhibits a variety of bright blossoms.
Oscar Spicer is in town for a short time.
Miss Laura Ripley still remains in town with the two young daughters of Dr. Ripley.

1404. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Montville:
A horrible accident occurred in Montville, Friday, when two inmates of the Montville almshouse, Jobson and Church, were instantly killed. Jobson who was about 30 years old, had been a lifelong cripple. He was unable to walk, but crawled upon his hands and knees, being in this way able to bring water, take care of cattle, drive oxen, etc. He also chopped and carted wood, from the town woodlot to the house. Friday afternoon as Jobson in company with Church and Henry Shelley, keeper of the town farm, were returning with a load of wood, the team was overturned while passing through a barway, falling upon Jobson and Church, and crushing them to death.

1405. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Columbia: (arrived too late to be in last issue)
The funeral of Chas. H. Richardson late of this town took place at his residence in Eagleville on Friday at 11 o’clock. About four weeks since the Cornet Band was entertained by him on his birthday, he previous to his marriage about seven months since being one of their number but he was very soon taken ill with typhoid fever and on the 3d inst. Rev. F. De. Avery of this place attended his funeral. Six of his companions acted as pall bearers and consigned to the grave all that was mortal of Charlie—he was a genial, good hearted young man and his many friends deplore his loss.
A project for a public library seems to be agitated at the present time—it is an object worthy of the consideration and the attention of all the people.
Justin Holbrook gave a deed of a half-acre of land last week to Pine St. district for their new school building—the scholars express their disapprobation in tones loud enough to be heard that they could not have it ready for occupancy this coming winter.

1406. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: The democrats of Ashford have a very successful manager in Mr. Davis A. Baker. With his counsel that is the banner town of Windham county.

1407. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Edward L. Cundall Esq., of Brooklyn would make a good speaker of the incoming house of representatives. Although not a brilliant man he possesses good abilities and judgement.

1408. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: What a fortunate thing it was for Col. C.L. Dean to get out of politics up there in Ashford this year. But how much more fortunate it was for him that he got left in New Haven last September.

1409. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: We congratulate the democracy of Putnam upon their admirable showing in that town at the election. Where their opponents have heretofore outnumbered them by about three to one they have elected a representative, in the person of Charles N. Allen. The infusion of young blood has given life and character to the party there, and we shall be disappointed if that be not a democratic town before many years.

1410. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Although a humiliating fact, it is quite a natural one, that nearly one-quarter of the private in the United States army deserted during the last fiscal year. Our soldiers, while the army is on peace footing, are practically a lot of day laborers who occasionally appear under arms. The army is recruited from two classes—shiftless, lazy fellows who want some place in which to obtain food, clothing and spending money with little or no exertion, and the restless young men who adopt the military life in the hopes of satisfying their longing for excitement and display. Neither of these classes can be content to drudge for fifty cents per day and their board, with the certainty of being kept under strict discipline while not at work.

1411. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: What a practical fellow the temperance reformer sometimes is! A few weeks ago a lecturer displayed to a crowded audience a thin, nearly starved baby as an illustration of the harm done by rum, the child’s mother having become intoxicated and neglected the child. The audience was horrified, but did any member of it see that the poor little wretch was cared for? Not one; the child was returned to its drunken mother, who gave it to a “baby farmer,” in whose charge it died for lack of proper nourishment. It would be interesting to know whether the lecturer is going before other audiences displaying wretched babies who afterward are allowed to starve.

1412. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Tight lacing has been attacked in many ways and with divers weapons, with argument and ridicule, on the score of taste and beauty as well as from the side of comfort and health. It was left, however, for a Philadelphia parson to prove it hostile to religion, because divine truth cannot find its way into a heart so squeezed and compressed by corsets. This is certainly a novel and ingenious view of the operations of divine truth and the functions of the human heart; which is popularly supposed to concern itself with more worldly and fleshly matters. If the reverend gentleman wishes to aim a really effective blow at the use of corsets, he should point out to his fair penitents that it destroys half the delight of hugging.

1413. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Columbia:
Rev. F.D. Avery attended this week the annual meeting of the State conference of Congregational churches, held in New London.
George Dewey of Norwich with a friend spent a day in town last week hunting.
The democrats naturally feel a little jubilant and propose holding a jollification meeting some evening this week. Republicans are plenty on the street who say in regard to the election “I am glad of it, it is time there was a change” but we notice they lent no helping hand in the matter. Mr. Albert Brown has a bantam rooster that is lord of his poultry yard and was named Thomas M. Waller on Monday the 6th inst. On the morning of the 7th Thomas M. stepped inside the door and gave a lusty crow and marched out again it being the first and last time of his coming in the house. It amused the family and especially after the victory.
Henry C. Clark has recently purchased the Hartshorn property and removed the fence in front of the residence.
Mr. and Mrs. Edward P. Lyman spent Sabbath in Vernon with Mrs. Grant.
The Ecclesiastical society held their annual meeting on Sunday resulting in the following choice of officers. Society Committee Albert Brown, Chauncey E. Brown, Charles E. Little, Clerk and Treasurer, Willard B. Clark. Sexton, Henry C. Clark.
Mrs. Jonathan Tucker is visiting her daughter on Point Judith.
Fred Lyman returned to Woonsocket and resumed his duties as teacher on Monday for a term of fourteen weeks.
Mrs. Harriet Woodward has returned from her visit to her daughter Mrs. Eben Page of Boston.
L.J. Robertson was in town last week purchasing apples.
Mr. and Mrs. N.H. Clark have been spending a few days with their son in Hartford.
Mrs. Kate Downer has gone to Norwich to spend the winter with friends.

1414. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Mansfield Center:
The brick dwelling house and out buildings at Mansfield Center with several pieces of land, together with four shares of stock in the new cemetery property belonging to the bankrupt estate of Chas. Campbell an absconding (by night) debtor will be sold at public auction on the premises, Saturday Nov. 18th at 1 o’clock p.m. Sale positive, C.A. Atkins auctioneer. The above is a desirable place for a mechanic, professional man or gentleman of leisure.

1415. TWC Wed Nov. 15m 1882: Married:
Hunter-Chesbrough—in Marshall, Michigan, Nov. 14th, at the residence of W.H. Porter, Esq., Mayor of the city and brother-in-law of the bride, by the Rev. J.M. Walton, Rector of Trinity church, John L. Hunter, Esq., and Minnie L. Chesbrough of Willimantic, Conn.
Chaffee-Bradway—In Scotland, Nov. 8th, by S.B. Sprague, Esq., Mr. Amos F. Chaffee, of Union, and Mrs. Phebe C. Bradway, of Canterbury.
Kennedy-Henry—In Willimantic Nov. 15th, by the Rev. Father Arnold, Mr. Edward Kennedy and Miss Kate Henry, both of Willimantic.

1416. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Died:
Mowry—In Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 7, Esther Mowry, aged 68 years.
Holdridge—In Westford Nov. 12th, Wm. A. Holdridge, aged 29 years.
Fennor—In Mansfield, Nov. 10th Amos Fennor, aged 75 years.
Carrol—In Willimantic, Nov. 10th, Joseph Carrol, aged 64 years.
Shea—In Willimantic, Nov. 12th, Margaret Shea, aged 48 years.

1417. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: By C.A. Atkins, Auctioneer Trustee’s Auction Sale. Mansfield Center, Saturday, November 18, 1882. Rain or Shine. The Brick House and Lot with about six acres of Land belonging to the Estate of Charles Campbell, insolvent debtor, will be said at public auction on the premises, at the above time and place. A chance to purchase cheap, a good country residence. For particulars address C.A. Atkins, Auctioneer, or W.W. Hyde, Trustee, Hartford, Conn.

1418. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham within and for the district of Windham on the 14th day of October A.D., 1872 [sic, apparently a misprint]. Present Huber Clark, Esq., Judge. On motion of Johanna Brennan, Executrix, of the last will and testament of Patrick Brennan, late of Windham, 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 said Executrix, and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Windham and by posting a copy thereof on a public sign-post in said Town of Windham nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from record. Huber Clark, Judge.

1419. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Plainfield:
The Hon. David Gallup continues to improve.
Our genial friend F.W. Spaulding was in town last week for the purpose of casting his ballot for the “brilliant” Waller.
A young man named Babcock, employed on the Providence division of the New York & New England railroad, had his hand badly jammed, Monday while coupling cars at this station.
Gurdon Cady of this town has been re-elected president of the Windham County Agricultural society.
The remains of Mr. Daniel Wheeler, a former resident of this town were brought here for burial Monday.

1420. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: About Town:
Dr. Colgrove can now be reached by telephone night or day.
D.C. Barrows the jeweler, has engaged a competent assistant in his business who will begin work December 1st.
A steam shovel is at work in the gravel bank near the railroad bridge over the Natchaug river widening the road bed for a double track.
W.H. Parker who was recently engaged to superintend the construction and repairs of roads in the borough has resigned and A.B. Green now fills that position.
The almshouse is being improved with paint. Some suggestion about the improvement of the farm might not be inappropriate. That pasture land at the north isn’t the most attractive scenery in the world.

1421. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: In the superior court at Brooklyn the noted Putnam case of the state against Willis and Warren was begun yesterday. The defendants are charged with having conspired to defraud an insurance company and also with having burned the Bugbee block in Putnam. It is expected the case will occupy most of the week.

1422. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: There seems to be quite a rivalry throughout the state just at present as to who may carry off the laurels in the production of a bed quilt containing the greatest number of pieces. The record thus far has not exceeded 6,000, but Mrs. Seymour Scott of South Coventry has just finished one of 6, _60 [either 6,360 or 6,860] pieces and is consequently the victor.

1423. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: The Norwich Bulletin says in a recent issue:--Joseph T. Fanning left Norwich Thursday for Willimantic, where he will locate permanently for the practice of law. Mr. Fanning is a young man of sterling character and superior talents and enters the profession with excellent promises of success. By a pleasing coincidence he locates his office in the Union block, where his friend, Theodore R. Parker, M.D., of Montville, also has an office. Messrs. Fanning and Parker were graduated by the Norwich Free Academy in the class of ’75. Mr. Parker making the presentation speech in behalf of the class, and Mr. Fanning standing first in classics.

1424. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: From among a batch of manufactory news items in the Boston Commercial Bulletin we take the following: “At Willimantic the W.G. & A.R. Morrison Company, manufacturers of silk and cotton thread machinery, are doing a driving business employing fifty hands, and running over time until 9 o’clock every evening to keep up with their orders which are still ahead of their capacity. They have just shipped one of their new automatic thread winders to Kerr & Co., Paisley, Scotland. The demand for these machines is largely increasing, particularly in foreign markets.”

1425. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: The movement on foot by our French population referred to in our last issue has come to a focus and taken shape by the organization of a society. At a meeting held the other evening a preliminary organization was effected by the choice of J.N. Archambeault president and P.A. Favreau for secretary and treasurer. A sufficient sum has been raised by subscription to obtain the services of a couple of lecturers to explain the duties and responsibilities of citizenship and the requirements for naturalization. This is a laudable undertaking and we hope its projectors may be unexpectedly successful in it. Somewhere from thirty to fifty votes are expected to be the fruit of their work.

1426. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: The Connecticut Valley Advertiser of last week has the following about the marriage of one of our trustworthy young men:--“Mr. James Harries of Willimantic, and Miss Isadore E. Mitchell, daughter of Gelson Mitchell, Esq., were united in marriage, at the home of the bride, on Wednesday evening, the Rev. R.D. Dyson of the M.E. Church typing the nuptial knot. A large number of invited guests were present to witness the interesting ceremony. The floral display was very fine, and the bridegroom and bride were the recipient of many valuable presents. The newly wedded pair started for Lowell, Mass., Thursday, and after a short bridal tour will return to Willimantic, their future home. Mr. Harries is connected with the Willimantic Linen Company.”

1427. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Mrs. F.C. Byers’ new house on Jackson street is nearly ready for occupancy and is for rental.

1428. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Rev. F. DeBruycker, pastor of St. Joseph church, returned Saturday from an extended tour of the west.

1429. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Rev. A.R. Free preached in the pleasant town of Pomfret last Sunday on exchange with Rev. H.U. Bartlett.

1430. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Revivalist Wolfe has finished his labors here. He has held an interesting series of meetings through the number of converts has not been large.

1431. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Miss Eva G. Neff who has just been engaged as leading soprano in the Baptist choir has a very good voice, and, we believe, enjoys the advantage of a musical education at the Boston Conservatory of Music.

1432. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: The Willimantic Thread company which owns 26,000 acres of white birch in Maine, is to erect there a spool finishing factory that will employ a large number of men. Hitherto the timber has been sawed into blocks in Maine and transported here for finishing.

1433. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Geo. A. Gardner, successor to Gardner & Pearce, silk manufacturers, Conantville has been obliged to make an assignment for the benefit of his creditors, and has placed his business in the hands of J.D. Chaffee, of Chaffeeville for settlement. A small concern finds it hard work to compete with the large manufacturers in this line.

1434. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Two safes each 7 feet by 5 ½, and weighing five tons apiece, have been placed in the court house at Brooklyn for the reception of the court books and papers. They were formerly kept in a fire proof annex to the building, but owing to insufficient ventilation much injury was done by dampness, which speaks not very well of the care hitherto given to county property.

1435. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: For the past week the displays of auroral lights have been noticeable whenever the sky has not been overcast. Sunday night it was peculiarly brilliant, beginning soon after dark and culminating toward midnight in a corona of magnificent streamers extending from the zenith to near the horizon over the entire sky, excepting in the south and southwest. At nine o’clock there was a beautiful double arch extending across the sky from northwest to southeast. Some of the streamers seemed stationary, and had varied hued of pink, green and white, while others were great waves of white light which darted and quivered across the heavens, the whole scene being one of great beauty. Had no moon been visible, the display would probably have been the most brilliant seen here in a long time.

1436. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: William Anderson has been appointed station agent of the New York and New England railroad here to succeed J. Dayton Brown who retired from that position on Monday. Mr. Anderson is an experienced railroad man having been in similar positions for the old Hartford, Providence and Fishkill company for many years.

1437. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: The personal property of the estate of the late Thomas Turner will be sold at public auction at the family residence on Maple Avenue Wednesday Dec. 6th at 1 o’clock p.m. It includes a large amount of valuable property which will be sold without reserve. There will no doubt be a large attendance at the sale.

1438. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: At a meeting held last Friday evening in Franklin building for the purpose of forming a liberal temperance society in this place Messrs. W.H.H. Bingham, W.H. Hawkins and John Brown were appointed a committee to draft a constitution for submission to an adjourned meeting. At that time all earnest and unprejudiced temperance men are invited to be present at the meeting in the second story of Franklin hall in a rear room at eight o’clock and take part in the organization.

1439. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: The Willimantic Trust company case, the hearing of which was adjourned several weeks ago to allow time for a waiver of Judge Woodruff’s disqualifications to hear the case, came up again Tuesday. The defendants failed to prevent a waiver of the judge’s disqualifications, and the hearing terminated. It is said now the case will go to the supreme court. The judge is interested in the Farmers and Mechanics bank of Hartford which is a creditor of the Trust company and is thereby disqualified.

1440. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Adjourned Burgesses Meeting.—Tuesday evening. Frank Ford appeared before the board and asked that the borough take steps to prevent the accumulation of water in the gutter on Walnut street opposite Meadow street. Referred to committee on streets. J.M. Hall appeared and was heard relative to claim of Williams’ heirs. Chief Engineer Billings appeared and asked that 1000 ft. of hose be purchased. Mr. Lee of the Globe Gas Street Lighting Co., appeared and was heard relative to furnishing street lights for year ensuing. Mr. F.A. Brown of U.S. Street Lighting Co., was also heard in relation to the same subject. An injunction was served upon the warden and burgesses and treasure enjoining them against paying Chester A. Vinton the sum of $400, which has been voted to him by the borough. Burgesses Scott and Burlingham were appointed a committee to act with Chief Engineer Billings in inspecting the apparatus of the fire department and report any repairs necessary, supplies needed, and whether any hose in the possession of the department should be condemned. Adjourned till Monday Nov. 27th.

1441. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Mansfield Center. Last Friday night about twelve m., a party from Willimantic, consisting of two young ladies, and two young men, in a two seated carriage with a single horse attached, overturned their establishment, horse and all, on nearly level ground opposite the post office. The carriage was turned completely bottom upward, neither of the wheels touched the ground. The horse lay broadside on the ground. The cause of the catastrophe is a profound mystery to all, save the occupants of the carriage, who in their emergency applied to Mr. F.D. Fenton for assistance. As the carriage was badly wrecked, Mr. Fenton loaned them his business wagon, that they might return to Willimantic. His wagon having but one seat, a box supplied the place of one, on which the young men seated themselves in front while the young ladies occupied the seat back. Thus arranged, the horse, which in the meantime had become restless, gave a sudden leap, throwing out backward the seat, and left the ladies, much in the same position that had been assumed by the unlucky vehicle. After this second mishap no amount of coaxing could induce them to get into the wagon again, and they started on foot for Willimantic, but stopped at the residence of John Bolles, and waited until the swains went to Willimantic and returned with a safer team.

1442. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Machinery has been placed, and work commenced in the new mill at the Hollow. The grading about the mill, which was done under the supervision of S.L. Morey is a remarkably fine piece of work, and reflects much credit on Mr. Morey as a grading artist.

1443. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: At the auction sale of the Chas. Campbell property, the brick house and lot was sold to Jefferson Campbell of Willimantic, price $960. The stock in the new cemetery, sold at the same auction, which has lately been bought for fifty cents on the dollar, at private sale, brought one hundred and twenty-five under the hammer, an unprecedented rise in this kind of stock in a short time, which speaks well for the management of its officers, also gives evidence of anticipated pleasant resting place hereafter. This sudden rise in cemetery stock would seem to be an inducement for some physician to locate, as our resident doctor will spend most of his time in Hartford the coming winter.

1444. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Columbia:
L.J. Robertson has recently purchased 44 bbls of apples of W.B. Little, 30 of Giles Little, 50 of Oliver Fox, and 100 bushels of the latter.
Abbott Little has charge of the bell ringing at the church.
George H. Loomis the democratic representative gave an oyster supper to his democratic friends at Bascom Hall on Wednesday evening. He extended an invitation to the ladies which was accepted and all passed an enjoyable evening. Short speeches by different individuals, some quite spicy were delivered in the hall, a bonfire, fireworks, etc. on the green made up the programme for the evening.

1445. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Andover:
Willard B. Loomis died Friday, Nov. 17. His funeral was attended Monday the 20th. His funeral was attended Monday the 20th. Mr. Loomis was born in Andover, and has always resided here. He has been three times married and leaves a widow and a large family of grown-up children. His age was seventy-three.
Mr. Wm. Wells lost a little girl last week.
The Rev. Edward Clark of Springfield, Mass., occupied the sacred desk at the Congregational church last Sunday, and on that day Nellie A. Rose and Mary _. Hyde were taken into the church.
Alfred Cour has sold his farm to Judson Palmer. Mr. Palmer intends to move into his new home about 1st of Dec.
Mr. H.C. Gilbert has sold his place to a Mr. Perry of Windsor Locks.
School has commenced in the S.W. district with Miss Pomeroy of Coventry as teacher.

1446. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Names Taken From Trades. The Baxters belong to the same class as the Masons, the Carpenters, the Taylors, the Smiths, the Gardiners, and the Fullers. In fact, the surnames derived from trades or occupations are more numerous than those of any other class, except patronymics and place-names. Some of them belong to existing trades, like those quoted above; while others represent obsolete trades, or at least obsolete trade terminology, like the Fletchers, or arrow makers, the Arblasters, who manufactured crossbows or arblasts, and the Tuckers, who worked in the tucking mills where cloth was prepared for market. Those who wish for further information upon these subjects cannot do better than turn to Mr. Bardsley’s excellent and systematic works on English sirnames. A man who bakes is called a Baker; but in earlier times a woman who bakes was called a Bakester, or Baxter. So a man who brews a Brewer, while a woman who brews is a Brewster. In Mediaeval English the termination “ster” was a feminine one; and it still survives with its primitive signification in spinster. A huckster was originally a market woman, but the word has now come to mean anybody, male or female, who hawks about goods in the public streets. The same change has come over malster, throwster, and many other analogous words. But sundry surnames will show us the two forms side by side, as in Webber and Webster. Hence we may conclude that the ancestor of all the Baxters was a woman who kept a bakehouse. Why her descendants should take their name from her, rather than from their father, is easy enough to understand on a number of natural hypotheses. Joan Baxter may in one place have been a widow woman, whose children, would, of course, be called after her; in another place she might be a person of some character, while her husband was a field laborer or a ne’er-do-well, and in another, again, there might be two Piers Gardeners or two Wat Carters in the same village, so that it might be more convenient to describe the youngsters by their mother’s calling than by their father’s.—Cornhill Magazine

1447. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Willington:
Rev. Beach of the 2d Congregational church Mansfield occupied the pulpit of the Congregational church here last Sabbath by exchange. The Union services Sunday evening were conducted by the Rev. F.A. Holden. Next Sunday evening a class is to be formed for the study of the creed composed chiefly of young converts and all wishing to connect themselves with the church.
Interesting meetings are still held, although the evangelist, Mr. C.H. Pease has left for a new field in Longmeadow, Mass. A purse of $20 was presented him on his departure.
We regret to learn of the death of our esteemed friend John Battye which occurred at his residence in North Mansfield last Saturday morning. He was very sick in the early part of the year, being brought so near the point of death as to be given up by his physicians. After passing the crisis in his disease at that time he remarked to the pastor who was visiting him, “If I get well the first place I’ll go to will be the House of God,” he having been a non-attendant. Upon his recovery he faithfully kept his promise until rendered unable by his recent sickness. His last illness baffled the skill of the attending physicians. His funeral was attended from his late residence on Tuesday 21st, Rev. N. Beach officiating.
The blacksmith shop near Wedge’s carriage works was re-opened Monday by Augustus Miller of Daleville.
Mr. Erastus Ware and family removed to West Ashford this week.

1448. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Died:
Burdick—In Chaplin, Nov. 18, Geo. F. Burdick, aged 19 years.
Roberts—In Willimantic, Nov. 15, Isaac Roberts, aged 76 years.
Palmer—In Chaplin, Nov. 15, Abel Palmer, aged 77 years.
Loomis—In Andover, Nov. 18, Willar B. Loomis, aged 73 years.
Jacops—In Coventry, Nov. 18, William W. Jacops, aged 74 years.
Loomis—In Lebanon, Nov. 19, Joseph Loomis, aged 87 years.
Battey—In Mansfield, Nov. 18, John Battey, aged 49 years.

1449. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Scotland:
Miss Lois Bingham had a fall last week which has made her helpless up to the present time. She is now living with her nephew F.W. Cunningham.
Lawton & Son have leased the Reynolds woolen mill, and are preparing to start the machinery on carpet yarn.

1450. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Manufacturing News. The Boston Journal of Commerce of this week publishes the following manufacturing items of interest in this vicinity:
At Taftville, work is going forward on the Ponemah’s extensive new weave shed. It is to be two stories high and about 500 x 100 feet in size.
John H. Cranston, New London, has bought the real estate of his printing press works and is making various improvements.
The Attawaugan company E. Killingly are putting in a few Lanphear spinning frames and putting separators on to all their frames.
The Quinebaug mills, Danielsonville, have put in a 136 horse power Babcock & Wilcox boiler, 100 horse power Lawrence engine, six pairs new mules, forty-two cards, ten speeders, ten spinning frames, two pickers, and replaced 100 narrow looms with broad.
The Yantic company, Yantic, have added a number of new Davis & Furber looms. This company show their appreciation of the New England Manufactures’ and Mechanics’ institute by sending their superintendent and all their overseers to the fair.
R.G. Hooper & Co., woolens, Montville, are making among other novelties a braided yarn for cloakings and overcoatings, which is the only thing of the kind made in this country. It is made on machinery of their own invention.
Gilbroa & Carson, South Coventry, are running their mill at that place on full time on worsteds and are producing a fine line of silk mixed goods.
J.M. Wood, woolens, South Coventry, is running his mill full time on fancy cheviots, and finds a good demand for his goods in the market.
E.H. Jacobs & Co., Danielsonville, are now manufacturers of leather belting, as well as manufacturers of loom harness and dealers in all kinds of mill supplies.
The Phoenix Woolen company, Stafford have recently added to their mill a new set of cards and seven Knowles looms. This puts this mill in the best of shape.
Occum Woolen mill, Versailles, has been purchased by William Tinkham, of Tinkham & Farwell, Harrisville, R.I., and president of the Providence & Springfield railroad. It is a six set stone mill in fair condition; price paid, $27,500. It is being started by Edward Carpenter, superintendent, formerly in charge of A.T. Stewart & Co.’s Glenham (N.Y.) woolen mills. A fancy cassimere, which is a specialty with them will be produced.
Palmer Bros., quilts, Montville have extensive and very substantial improvements underway, which were begun in the early spring, and which will require the entire season for completion. This includes building a new stone dam, race walls, bridges (one of iron), the erection of new engine house, and new buildings, 80x60, two stories, and making the main building 225 feet long, all of granite, and the putting in of a new Babcock & Wilcox boiler and 120 horse power Harris-Corliss engine. They are now capable of turning out 6,000 quilts per day.

1451. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Canterbury:
It is not often that the quiet of the town with a cathedral name is broken by wedding bells, but last week Monday evening they pealed right merrily at the marriage of Miss Nellie M. Palmer, daughter of Mr. John B. Palmer, to Albert P. Day of Brooklyn, Ct. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. J.H. Kopf at the residence of the bride’s parents in the presence of only intimate friends. Both Mr. and Mrs. Day are well known here and have hosts of friends who wish them a hearty bon voyage on the journey of life. Mrs. Day’s absence will be sorely felt in the public schools where she was a teacher, in the church choir and in the social circle of which she was an esteemed member. The happy pair left for New York on the evening train.
Mrs. H.R. Dyer returned from North Hampton, Mass., on Saturday.
Mr. Willard Appley of Canada is visiting his father Lyman Appley.
Mrs. Marshall Smith is in town again.

1452. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Baltic:
Byron Watson found a swarm of bees in a tree on his father’s farm recently. He got some twenty-five pounds of honey.
Ezra Charron has purchased the house and lot of Eliza Donahue in Baltic for $___ [looks like $600].

1453. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Chas. N. Gallup, M.D. Physician and Sureon, Columbia, Conn. Special attention given to all forms of Consumption.

1454. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Daniel C. McGuinness, M.D., Office and residence, Church St. Bingham Blk. Willimantic Conn. Dr. McGuinnes will make diseases of the lungs and kidneys a specialty, also surgery. Office open at all hours, day and night. Graduate of Columbia Medical College, N.Y. City.

1455. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: T.H. McNally, M.D., Physician & Surgeon, Office and Residence, Union Street, Corner of C_____. Open Day and night.

1456. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Dr. Samuel David & Son, Physicians and Surgeons, Office: Hickey’s House, Union St. Dr. Samuel David will make a specialty of diseases peculiar to the Female Sex, also surgery. Office open at all hours day and night. Graduates of Victoria college, Canada.

1457. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Isaac B. Gallup, M.D., Physician & Surgeon, Office at Residence, No. 10 Pearl St., Willimantic, Ct. Graduated from College and began the practice of medicine in January, 1871. Also, a member of the Connecticut Medical Association. Telephone in house. Country calls may be sent by person, mail, telegraph, or from any telephone office.

1458. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: G.B. Hamlin, Dentist, Satisfaction Guaranteed. Laughing Gas constantly on hand. Office: Union Block, Main Street, Willimantic Conn.

1459. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: J.D. Jillson, Dentist, Rooms in Cranston’s Block, opposite the Opera House, Willimantic, Conn. Residence, Corner Prospect and Bellevue Streets.

1460. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: F.S. Blood, Dentist, Stiles & Alpaugh Building, Willimantic, Conn.

1461. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: About Town:
Miss Lottie Buck will spend the winter west.
Mrs. G.G. Cross is recovering from typhoid fever.
J.A. Lewis’ horse fell on Main street this morning and broke a thill.
Kickemuit shell oysters at Holmes & Walden Saturday’s.
J. O’Sullivan is building a dwelling house for James Hurley on the road to Windham.
Fred A. Sanderson is able to be out after his long and dangerous sickness of typhoid fever.
Rev. S. McBurney delivers a lecture entitled “Ingersoll a Fraud” at Gurleyville Friday evening.
W.C. Fuller has completed as handsome and tasty a cottage on Prospect street as can be found anywhere.
The tenement house offered at auction last week from the John C. Shea estate was sold to Mr. Edward Taylor for $1550.
Messrs. E.S. Boss and D.E. Potter are erecting two dwelling houses on the Natchaug house property recently purchased by them.
One improvement was accomplished yesterday at the depot. An Air Line train backed into the water tank west of the station and partly demolished it.

1461. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: The French Naturalization Club has engaged H.A. Dubuque, a lawyer of Fall River, to deliver an address on the subject of citizenship at Franklin hall next Tuesday evening at eight o’clock.

1462. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Mr. E.A. Smith, formerly of Lincoln & Smith, was in town this week. He is at present engaged in the wholesale lumber business at Providence, R.I., under the firm name of E.A. Smith & Co.

1463. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: A select party of young people comprised mostly of Prof. J.P. Miller’s ex-pupils, will have a social at Franklin hall on the evening of December 26th. Miller’s orchestra will, if possible, be engaged for the occasion.

1464. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: F.H. Watrous walks out again after being badly smashed up in the recent railroad collision in Pomfret. E.B. Chamberlain is still confined to the house and it will be some time yet before he will have recovered from the shock.

1465. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: James H. Picknell of this place finished a short time since extensive improvements of the church at North Coventry and in a report of its re-dedication his work is complimentarily spoken of. J.C. Bassett furnished the heating apparatus for the church.

1466. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Quite a number of young men formerly of Norwich are now in Willimantic. Among them are John T. Baker, druggist; Drs. MaGuinness, McNally and Theo R. Parker; Jos. T. Fanning, lawyer; and W. R. Stetson, clothier. Willimantic air seems to agree with people from down this way, says Cooley’s Weekly.

1467. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Mr. Edwin E. Burnham of this place was foreman of the jury at Brooklyn who last Saturday acquitted Geo. F. Willis and Geo. Warren of the charges of conspiracy and incendiarism in the burning of Union block Putnam last May. The jury was out about a half hour and after three ballots brought in a unanimous verdict. The first ballot stood seven for acquittal and five for conviction.

1468. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Edward Finch of this place, a brakeman on the special freight leaving Willimantic for New London at 5 o’clock, a.m. was thrown or fell from a car while rounding a curve below South Windham, Monday morning and had a hip broken and receives serious injures about the head and face. He was taken to New London, and lies in a precarious condition. He had only been on the road a week.

1469. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: The committee appointed at the last borough meeting to take in charge the matter of obtaining an amendment to the borough charter for the introduction of water had a meeting the other day and appointed a sub committee consisting of Messrs. Henry N. Wales, Don F. Johnson, and John Scott to arrange details. Steps have already been taken to get the matter before the incoming legislature.

1470. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Mr. S.G. Adams has completed the laying of his main pipes and is now introducing the water into the premises of whoever may desire it. It is conducted all the way from the spring through iron pipes, which is a great recommendation for its purity. The perceptible difference between it and the liquid this valley affords leads us to the opinion that it will create a deeper desire for the proposed borough water works that everybody may enjoy the blessing.

1471. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: The many friends of Mr. George Arthur Lincoln son of George Lincoln of this place will read with pleasure his new business relations. He has formed a partnership with Caleb M. Talcott late Talcott & Post of Hartford Conn. an old established house well known to the trading public. Mr. Lincoln maintained an important position with Weatherby, Knous & Pelton for about sixteen years prior to 1876. More recently with Arnold, Constable & Co. of New York, and his experience and judgement in fine silks, and dress good, and proper combinations will be of inestimable value to him in the future, and he will no doubt be appreciated by his old friends here who will remember him substantially. The new firm proposes to offer at all times a large, complete, and carefully selected assortment of fancy and staple dry goods, which will be offered on the most favorable terms. A great specialty will be fine silks, dress goods, velvets, trimming laces, hosiery, underwear &c. Give the new partner an early call.

1472. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Court of Burgesss.—At an adjourned burgess meeting held Monday evening C.E. Carpenter, for First School District Wm. Saxton, E.H. Hall, for heirs of Egbert Hall, S.F. Loomer for heirs of Laban Chase appeared and were heard relative to the expediency thereof and damage thereby of the extension of Valley street west to Windham street. J.E. Murray asked that a street lamp be located on Jackson street near Prospect. It was voted to accept the bid of T.A. Brown of United States Street Lighting Co. for lighting the streets for the Borough for the ending year. This is the same company that has the present contract. The warden was instructed to procure six new street lamps. A street lamp was ordered to be erected on Prospect street at or near the Junction of Prospect street. It was also voted to erect a street lamp on Park street exact location of said lamp to be determined by the street committee. A.S. Fuller, was appointed inspector of buildings for year ensuing. Voted to call a Borough meeting at Armory Hall Center street Monday Dec. 4th, at 2.30 p.m.

1473. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Temperance Society:
The organization of a temperance society, the fellowship of which may be enjoyed by all temperance men regardless of creed, which has been under headway for some time is nearly completed. The movement thus far is attended with flattering prospect for doing good. It has assumed the name, United Temperance Workers of Willimantic. A series of public meetings will soon be inaugurated and special pains will be taken to procure able speakers, who with a temperance glee club of local talent will carry out an interesting programme at each meeting.
At the meeting held in Franklin hall Tuesday evening Nov. 28th, the following officers were chosen: President, Henry L. Hall. Vice Presidents, Dennis F. McCarthy, S.R. Free 1st, G.W. Holman, 2d, S. McBurney, 3rd, J.L. Barlow, 4th Secretary, Geo. A. Conant. Treasurer, H.M. Cady. Executive Committee, W.H.H. Bingham, 1st, Chauncey Geer, 2d, Henry Lewis, 3d, Geo. Millard, 4th, A.J. Bowen, 5th, F. Safford, 6th. Choirster, J.D. Jillson. Auditing Committee, A.T. Fowler. There will be another meeting Friday evening of this week to arrive at a decision as to when the first public meeting shall be held and to do all other business necessary to commence the work. Everybody is invited.

1474. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: South Windham:
A large quantity of poultry has been shipped from this station to the Providence market within a few days. I am told several parties have been buying around here and as most of it will be sent to Providence it will aggregate quite an amount. A few years since and for many years back E.B. Sharp carried about all which was sent from this section buying butter during the season and poultry for Thanksgiving and Christmas. He bought all that was available within a radius of several miles. There are now several engaged in the business, among them Messrs. Larkham and Barker of Lebanon, and F.L. Spencer of this place.
Cards out for a ball Thursday night at Music hall. Music will be furnished by a Willimantic orchestra. Michael Crowley has leased the hall for the winter and intends to have a number of dances.

1475. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Mansfield Center:
Rev. K.B. Glidden is suffering from a severe cold, and is threatened with pneumonia.
Mrs. Ida M. Gould is sick with measles. Dr. Flint of Coventry attends her.
Thanksgiving turkeys are scarce and roost high financially—eat cranberry sauce with your beans and codfish on Thursday and be satisfied therewith.
Mr. Edwin H. Hall and family have gone to housekeeping on their own account.
Deacon R.P. Barrows, the good natured veteran teacher, will commence his winter term of school next Monday, when the youngsters, after a short vacation from the fall term, will have ample opportunity to exercise their perceptive faculties at the blackboard, also to indulge in paper wads and predicates.
Captain Charles Fenton and wife, (recently married) of Saccarappa Maine, are making their relatives here a visit. Mr. and Mrs. Fenton (formerly Mrs. Ringe) have a host of friends in this place, who tender them their best wishes, and hearty congregations.
The zephers on the rampage Saturday, and the snow which fell on Sunday night, are forcible reminders of a New England winter, with all its cold realities; and necessitates a rearrangement of stoves, and the readjustment of old pipe, suggestive of much mental, and some audible profanity.

1476. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Mansfield:
Wednesday evening the 22d inst was one of the most pleasant and beautiful of the year, just such as lovers delight to see, and set seals upon each other hearts. This pleasant evening was the 25th anniversity [sic – mean anniversary?] of the marriage of Mr. and Mrs. David H. Jacobs of Pleasant Valley. Several months previous friends and relatives had told them they intended to pay them a visit and commemorate their 25th anniversity [sic] in a becoming manner. Accordingly as evening approached relatives and friends, some many miles away and others near by wended their way to the hospitable residence of Mr. Jacobs, so that by 8 o’clock p.m. more than one hundred people had gathered together, to congratulate Mr. Jacobs and family on the happy occasion. The evening passed away very pleasantly in social conversation, while in so large a gathering it was an easy matter to find good musicians and singers who cheerfully furnished good music and singing, which added greatly to the pleasure of the occasion. About 10 o’clock Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs were ushered into the parlor, Mr. Daniel Brown officiating and there renewed the marriage vows taken twenty-five years ago. Mr. Martin performed his part superbly, giving an interesting history of Mr. Jacob’s ancestors tracing back to the great-great-grandfather all having lived under the same roof and cultivated the same farm. The ceremony over all were invited to the dining room to sit down to a table which fairly groaned under its weight of good things from our own clime as well as the tropics. Mr. Andrew Loomis had charge of this department and was fully equal to the occasion. The presents were numerous, valuable and ornamental and are an evidence of the esteem in which Mr. and Mrs. Jacobs are held by their friends and neighbors. Long may they live to gladden each others hearts and the hearts of their neighbors.

1477. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Andover:
The Ladies society met last Wednesday evening at the house of Mrs. C.F. Baker and the meeting was a very pleasant one.
Mrs. Wm. H. Bishop is quite sick with pneumonia.
Mr. R.W. Post who has worked for a number of years past for the Case Brothers, in their paper mill, has been appointed Supt. Of the Stanley Paper Co. Mill in South Manchester and he is to assume his duties there Monday Dec. 4.
Mr. R.E. Bishop has just taken a contract to do some grading for the N.Y. & N.E.R.R. Co. near Hop River.
Mr. Walter Noyes has been appointed night operator for the station.
Miss Eliza Phelps has gone to Cleveland to spend the winter with her sister, Mrs. F.J. Bingham.

1478. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Chaffeeville:
Rev. J.G. Gammons preached to a full congregation last Sunday. His text was from 2nd Chronicles, 20 chap. 21 verse.
The second of the course of lectures in Gurleyville will be on Friday evening, Dec. 1st by Rev. S. McBurney. Subject: “Ingersoll a Fraud.”
A Union service will be held in the M.E. Church on Thanksgiving day at 11 o’clock. Preaching by Rev. J.G. Gammons.
No one can now offer the excuse that we have often heard in time past, for nonattendance at church in Gurleyville. The seats have every one been cushioned the week just passed. No one will be obliged now, to sit on the hard side of a board.
Mr. Gurley Bebington, who moved, a short time since, from Ashford, to Gurleyville, is sick with fever.
The elevator at Chaffee’s factory was not finished in time to elevate our friend to the Senator’s chair, but never mind; it may be of some use two years from now.
There are sixteen boys attending the Storrs Agricultural School this term; there should be more three times that number.
The Gurleyville mail man has moved, and now we hear the rattling of two stages daily through this village.

1479. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Willington:
At the annual meeting of the Congregational society, held last Saturday afternoon the following committee was chosen: Reuben Edgarton, chairman; James McFarlane and George E. Robbins. Lucian W. Holt was re-elected secretary and treasurer. The finances of the society are in a more promising condition. Their new house of worship being now clear of debt, and only a small indebtedness for other expenses remaining.
W.H. Holt has been appointed assistant clerk of the Congregational church.
Dr. Wilbur E. Holt, son of L.W. Holt, of this town, is now employed by a dental firm in New London at a salary of $20 per week. This speaks well for our young friend who has pushed his way through by force of energy and perseverance and risen from a humble and unpretentious beginning to a high position with an eminent firm in a comparatively brief period.
The many warm friends of Mrs. Colton, wife of the recent pastor of the Congregational church here, will rejoice to learn of her improved state of health at her home in New Haven. At the time of Mr. Colton’s resignation after a pastorate of seven years his wife was considered in a dangerous condition, but is slowly recovering.
Miss Alice Stroud of Thompson, Conn., late teacher of the school in District No. 1 contemplates spending the winter in town.

1480. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Died:
Chamberlain—In Lebanon, Nov. 25, Lucius Chamberlain, aged 50 years.
Gardner—In Lebanon, Nov. 25th, Edward Gardner, aged 83 years.
Backus—In North Windham, Nov. 28th, Albert H. Backus, aged 62 years.
Rindge—In Willimantic, Nov. 25th ’82, Maria C. Ringe [sic], aged 50 years.
Laberge—In Willimantic, Nov. 22th, Malina Laberge, aged 37 years.
Connor—In Willimantic, Nov. 245h, Daniel O’Connor, aged 23 years.
Sullivan—In Willimantic, Nov. 26th, James Sullivan, aged 26 years.

1481. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: If the Young Lady Who went up on the noon train, N.E.R.R. Nov. 23d, and bound for Willimantic, and sat in the seat with a lady getting off at Waterville, found a pocket book, and has it, or turned over to the railroad authorities, will she please notify Wm. Lang, Waterville, Conn.

1482. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham Co.: I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at 109 Main street, Willimantic, in the town of Windham. We hereby certify that we are 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. Said building is about one hundred feet in a direct line from a church edifice. Albert S. Turner. Dated at Windham, this 20th day of November, A.D. 1882. 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 Albert S. Turner, and we hereby certify that we have not since the first day of October, 1882, endorsed any other application for a license. James H. Picknell, William H. Wales, D.H. Clark, John Bowman, A.A. Burnham. Dated at Windham, this 20th day of November, A.D. 1882. I hereby certify that the above named endorsers are electors and tax payers of the town of Windham. Henry N. Wales, Town Clerk. Dated at Windham, this 20th days of November, A.D. 1882.

1483. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Auction! Will be sold at Public Auction at the homestead of the late Thomas Turner, on Wednesday, Decem. 6, at 10 o’clock a.m., all of the personal effects, consisting of the following: 1 single business wagon, 1 two-horse wagon, 1 side-bar top carriage, 1 double carriage, 1 single truck wagon, 1 single dump cart, 1 double dump cart, 1 night soil box, 1 hay tedder, 1 two-horse mowing machine, 3 single carriage harnesses, 1 single team harness, 1 double team harness, 1 Mexican saddle, 1 two-horse hydralion, 3 plows, 1 two-horse wheel harrow, 1 six-year-old mare, 1 double sleigh, 1 single sleigh, 1 hay cutter. Together with iron bars, chisels, stone hammers, drills, drags, chains, machinist’s, plumber’s and mason’s tools. Also, household goods, consisting of beds, chamber sets, carpets, &c., &c. Sale to be without reserve, and postponed to next fair day, if stormy. By order Administrator.

1484. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: South Coventry:
School examination in district No. 1 takes place Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons. The teachers are: Frank E. Hull, Lucy M. Perkins and Alice Mason.
The members of the Methodist and Congregational churches held a union meeting in the vestry of the M.E. church Sunday evening. The meeting was conducted by three ministers, J.O. Dodge, W.W. Eills and J.E. Wolfe. Quite a large number were present.
The organists in the two Protestant churches are Miss Annie Freeman and Mrs. Edith Hoxie. Choristers John D.Wilson and James L. Morgan.
Alfred A. Cour fell from a load of hay on which he was riding last Thursday, and received a number of bad cuts and bruises about the head and shoulders.
Edward D. Fisk has accepted a situation as clerk in the store of L.A. Hall.
Edward Parker, a machinist, recently in the employ of H.W. Mason & Co., has removed to New Haven where he is to take charge of a large machine shop.

1485. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Columbia:
In the last issue of the Chronicle we noticed a lady in South Coventry has completed a bed quilt consisting of 6,360 pieces and was consequently victor—we are informed Miss Sophia C. Yeomans has recently pieced an elegant silk quilt consisting of 7,524 pieces exceeding the above mentioned by 1, 164 pieces. When that is beaten we will try again.
A young daughter of Addison Thompson met with what came near resulting in a serious accident one night last week. Her father had constructed a trap door in the floor of her room and it was left open at night for communication if necessary with her parents on the lower floor they were suddenly awakened in the night and discovered her on the floor and found that she let herself down through this aperture in a sleeping condition resulting in a severe sprain of the foot. That day while at school the schoolhouse took fire and the boys got up overhead to extinguish the flames and the girl remarked at the time she wished their trap door was as large as that one so she could get down through it as easily and it evidently was on her mind at the time.
An auction was held in West Street Wednesday to sell the effects of the late Harrison McIntosh M.D.
Frank P. Collins has moved into the tenement over his store.
Henry Kneeland and wife visited friends in Vernon last week.
Joel Tucker and Simon Hunt take their produce to Norwich for disposal.
A new signal light is placed on a high pole by the switch at the bridge just above Hop River station.
N.H. Clark and wife intend to spend Thursday with their son Fred O. Clark to Hartford.
The saw mill on the Joseph Clark place is in full operation.

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