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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WILLIMANTIC CHRONICLE 1879-1884
The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1882
Published every Wednesday.
McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.
M. Wallen, A.H. Freeman, O.G. Hanks. Prompter: O.M. Richardson.
Wed Nov 1 1882: About Town.
1361. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: The foundation of a large two story house of Leander Freemans 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 Bidwells hotel, which is under the management of James Keon.
1367. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: Fire was discovered in Edward Taylors wood yard about eight oclock 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 committees call at the Sanderson house parlors last Saturday at 2 oclock. 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.
1370. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: Columbia.
1371. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: Mansfield Center.
1372. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: Married.
1373. TWC Wed Nov 1 1882: Died.
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.
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.
1380. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: Representatives Elected,
1381. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: Scotland.
1382. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: Canterbury.
1383. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: Ellington.
1384. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: Tolland.
1385. TWC Wed Nov 8 1882: Died.
1386. TWC Wed Nov 15 1882: About Town.
1387. TWC Wed Nov 15 1882: David Lambert, employed in D.E. Potters 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 CountyWilliam A. Lewis, Plainfield; John B. Kent, Putnam; T. Morton Hills, Windham; A.S. Leonard, Woodstock; Samuel Hutchings, Killingly; Lowell Holbrook, Thompson. Tolland CountyS.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. Browns beat will extend from Warden Harringtons 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. Cogswells 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 marksmens tournament at Natchaug rifle range beginning this morning at eight oclock and representative teams from seven companies are expected to participate. There are to be two eventsa 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.
1399. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: South Windham:
1401. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Chaplin:
1402. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Willington:
1403. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: South Coventry:
1404. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Montville:
1405. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Columbia: (arrived too
late to be in last issue)
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 classesshiftless, 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 childs 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:
1414. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Mansfield Center:
1415. TWC Wed Nov. 15m 1882: Married:
1416. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: Died:
1417. TWC Wed Nov. 15, 1882: By C.A. Atkins, Auctioneer Trustees 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:
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 oclock 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 oclock 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 oclock 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 oclock 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 Woodruffs disqualifications to hear the case, came up again Tuesday. The defendants failed to prevent a waiver of the judges 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:
1445. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Andover:
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. Bardsleys 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 neer-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 mothers calling than by their fathers.Cornhill Magazine
1447. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Willington:
1448. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Died:
1449. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Scotland:
1451. TWC Wed Nov. 22, 1882: Canterbury:
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: Hickeys 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 Cranstons 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:
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. Millers ex-pupils, will have a social at Franklin hall on the evening of December 26th. Millers 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 Cooleys 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 oclock, 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:
1474. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: South Windham:
1476. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Mansfield:
1477. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Andover:
1478. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Chaffeeville:
1479. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Willington:
1480. TWC Wed Nov. 29, 1882: Died:
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 oclock 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, machinists, plumbers and masons 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:
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