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The Willimantic Chronicle,

McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.

Wed Oct 6 1880: About Town.
F.H. Shaffer will pay the highest price for game. See advt.
A band of Gypsies was in camp near Pleasant Valley last week.
Notice the advertisement of Marshall Tilden, successor to E.C. Potter, in another column.
The house opposite Chronicle office, occupied by Dr. McNally, is receiving a coat of paint.
Myron P. Squires, has been elected captain of company K, in place of Capt. D. A. O'Neill, deceased.
The Republicans are talking of running John G. Keigwin for the wardenship. If elected he would make an efficient, industrious and ornamental warden.
A gentleman by the name of Phillips, from Fall River, supersedes Superintendent Kelley in charge of the Smithville mills.
Isaac Sanderson enters Billy Stevens, and S.H. Comins enters Rover in the race to come off at the Tolland County Fair on Thursday and Friday.

1521. Wed Oct 6 1880: A lad named Casey was quite badly injured about the head in the mule room of the Linen Co.'s mill, No. 3, last Thursday. He was attended by Dr. McNally.

1522. Wed Oct 6 1880: C.H. Osgood, of Putnam, the present incumbent, was re-nominated by the Republicans at their convention in this place last Wednesday, for the office of Sheriff.

1523. Wed Oct 6 1880: A.E. Clark, the good natured conductor on the Providence division of the New York and New England, is off on a vacation, and has directed his steps for recreation westward.

1524. Wed Oct 6 1880: One of the attractions at Pleasant Valley Park tomorrow afternoon is a bicycle race by members of the Windham Bi. C. There are four entries and the prizes--silver medals may be seen in J.R. Robertson's window.

1525. Wed Oct 6 1880: Borough Meeting.--The monthly meeting of the Court of Burgesses was held at the borough office Monday evening, the Warden presiding. Present, Burgesses Avery, Keigwin, Morrison, and Bowman. The records of the last meeting were read and approved. The following bills were voted paid:
O.H.K. Risley, interest to April 1, 1881 $750.00
James Walden, rent (fire department) 90.00
Wilson & Leonard, supplies (fire department) 2.10
Hyde Kingsley, rent (Bucket Company) 25.22
U.S. Street Lighting Company, street lights, September 98.00
R. Davison, balance of salary 100.00
Court of Burgeses' salary 150.00

1526. Wed Oct 6 1880: Town Election.--The annual town meeting for the choice of town officers for the town of Windham, was held last Monday at St. Joseph's Hall, Valley street, and resulted in a decided victory for the Republicans. Below we give a synopsis of the vote as cast on Monday:
*Albert Barrows, r 513
*Samuel C. Smith, r 509
Geo. C. martin, d 406
*M.M. Welch, d 411
Chas. N. Martin, p 30
Geo. Lathrop, p 32
Board of Relief:
*John G. Keigwin, r 498
*Frank S. Fowler, r 505
Geo. Lincoln, d 408
*E.H. Holmes, Jr., d 414
Orange S. Perkins, p 33
Marvin Burnham, p 33
*Wm. B. Avery, r 509
*Edwin E. Burnham, r 490
Edwin A. Buck, d 407
*Henry Page, d 423
Lewis Burlingham, p 34
Joseph A. Lewis, p 31
Town Clerk:
*William H. Alpaugh, r 484
Henry N. Wales, d 445
Frederick M. Thompson, p 27
Town Treasurer:
*William H. Alpaugh, r 484
Henry N. Wales, d 444
Frederick M. Thompson, p 27
Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths:
*William H. Alpaugh, r 489
Henry N. Wales, d 437
F.M. Thompson, p 29
Grand Jurors:
*Edwin E. Burnham, r 503
*A.S. Griffing, r 498
*Walter Bingham, r 504
*John B. Johnson, r 504
*Norman Melony, r 493
*Dwight E. Willis, r 499
G.H. Alford, d 398
A.R. Morrison, d 426
Dennis McCarthy, d 407
J.Griffin Martin, d 426
A.H. Moore, d 426
Freeman D. Spencer, d 425
Geo. Lathrop, p 31
James Schofield, p 31
Delos Conant, p 31
Orlando W. Little, p 31
Joel Fox, p 31
Geo. C. Topliff, p 31
*Alonzo B. Green, r 490
*Geo. W. Phillips, r 498
*Thomas J. Roberts, r 504
*L.M. Sessions, r 481
*D.A. Lyman, r 502
*E.H. Hall, r 507
*Wm. Swift, r 503
L.J. Hammond, d 425
Florence Donnelly, d 411
M.E. Lincoln, d 424
Luke Flynn, d 438
E.H. Holmes, Jr., d 426
Jeremiah Mahony, d 410
Geo. T. Spafford, d 425
Geo. E. Bean, p 32
E.F. Reed, p 31
Benoni Bates, p 31
Clark O. Terry, p 31
A.J. Lawton, p 31
Chas. N. Martin, p 31
Frederick Crowell, p 30
*L.M. Sessions, r 475
*E.H. Hall, Jr., r 504
Luke Flynn, d 431
L.J. Hammond, d 429
Orange S. Perkins, p 34
E.F. Reed, p 30
Treas. Town Deposit Fund.
*Wm. C. Jillson, r 503
Henry N. Wales, d 429
F.M. Thompson, p 31
School Visitors:
*J.D. Wheeler, r 503
*Henry W. Avery, r 499
*James M. Johnson, d 433
Dennis McCarthy, d 395
Rev. A.J. Church, p 30
Rev. Horace Winslow, p 29
Registrar of Voters.
*John G. Keigwin, r 496
*Patrick Cunningham, d 419
W.D. Pember, p 29
Town Auditors:
*James E. Hayden, r 500
*A.R. Morrison, d 427
Silas F. Clark, p 31
Justices of the Peace:
*Joel R. Arnold, r 880
*John M. Hall, r 878
*Geo. W. Melony, d 869
*John L. Hunter, d 865
*Wm. B. Avery, r 492
*Fred Rogers, r 490
*James E. Hayden, r 490
*Roderick Davison, r 489
*Jonathan Hatch, r 493
*Wm. Swift, r 491
*E.B. Sumner, r 485
*Huber Clark, r 878
*George A. Conant, r 527
*Allen Lincoln, r 493
*John D. Wheeler, r 493
*S.F. Loomer, r 491
*Lewis Burlingham, r 526
*Lucius C. Kinne, r 493
*E.P. Kenyon, r 490
George E. Conant, d 397
James M. Johnson, d 400
Henry Page, d 402
J. Griffin Martin, d 399
Chas. T. Barstow, d 402
Eugene Latham, d 400
F.D. Spencer, d 399
Martin Flint, d 401
Geo. Lincoln, d 400
G.B. McCracken, d 401
Geo. C. Martin, d 397
Albert Hicks, d 400
Don F. Johnson, d 387
Joel Fox, p 36
Albert Barrows, p 36
Jaems M. Hebbard, p 35
Wm. Dodge, p 35
Charles Peck, p 35
John Dunham, p 35
A.J. Lawton, p 34
John A. Conant, p 35
Geo. Smith, p 35
D.F. Teryr, p 35
E.B. Sumner, r 386
*Frank M. Lincoln, r 493
J.A. Lewis, p 1
Geo. E. Bean, p 1
Elizur F. Reed, p 1
Benoni Bates, p 1
James Schofield, p 1
Delos Conant, p 1

1527. Wed Oct 6 1880: Scotland.
The election on Monday resulted in the election of the republican town officers by about thirty majority. No license was voted by a majority of six. The selectmen are William Anthony, Luther Barstow and Egbert Bass.
J. Henry Greenslit returned from the West on Saturday, and will probably spend the winter in Scotland.
As Miss Cynthia Robinson was attempting to pass down the steps leading from the grounds of George Waldo to the street, one evening last week, she mistook their location in the darkness, and fell from the wall, receiving a bruised side.
Another ancient chimney has taken its departure, this time for the convenience of the family of C.W. Smith.
Mrs. David Fuller has again lost a quantity of honey by theft. The work was evidently done by some one who understands the handling of bees and patent hives by night.
Scaretina is visiting the family of Egbert Bass.
Miss Gertie Bass will teach the Brunswick school, and A.W. Maine the Lower Scotland school the coming winter.

1528. Wed Oct 6 1880: Mansfield.
The town meeting on Monday resulted in the usual republican success, their majority being about 45. George S. Swift, George W. More, and George L. Rosebrooks, selectmen.
Eaton Bros. have harvested about 500 bushels of cranberries from their Mansfield meadow. A large yield and the quality is excellent.
Leonard Dewing has had a nice walk laid in front of the Centre church, extending to the vestry.
On the 18th of September, Mr. and Mrs. Asa Thomas celebrated their golden wedding. Only a small company was present but the occasion proved a very pleasant one. One of the guests was Miss Lizzie, eldest daughter of U.S. Treasurer Gilfillan.
Charles L. Bottum of Conantville will go to Northampton to engage in silk manufacture. Mansfield will lose an estimable and honored citizen.
At the last school meeting at the Centre it was voted to secure the services of Dea. Robert P. Barrows as teacher for the winter term. The deacon has taught the winter term at the Centre for more than 35 years.

1529. Wed Oct 6 1880: Montville.
A bounty of ten cents was voted upon skunks and woodchucks, and two dollars and a half upon foxes, at the town election Monday.

1530. Wed Oct 6 1880: Born.
Arnold--In this village, Sept. 23, a son to Ansel and Maria P. Arnold.
Johnson--In this village, Sept. 23, a daughter to James and Emma Johnson.

1531. Wed Oct 6 1880: Married.
Storrs-Gurley--In Lebanon, Oct. 1, by Rev. A.J. Chaplin, Edgar F. Storrs, of Mansfield, and Mary E. Gurley, of Lebanon.

1532. Wed Oct 6 1880: Died.
Knowlton--In Ashford, Sept. 29, Harriet M. Knowlton, aged 62 years.
Gallup--In Willimantic, Sept. 28, Alphonzo Gallup, aged 15 years.
Woodworth--In Mansfield, Sept. 23, a son to Albert E. and Nellie Woodworth.

1533. Wed Oct 6 1880: Game Wanted. The highest price paid for game at Buck & Durkee's store, or at my house on Temple street. F.H. Shaffer.

1534. Wed Oct 6 1880: A Card to the Citizens of Willimantic and Vicinity. Having purchased of E.C. Potter his Furniture and Undertaking business, I would inform the public that I shall continue the business at The Old Stand, and increase the stock with new and desirable goods, and reduce the old stock for the next thirty days regardless of cost. I have also secured the services of F.M. Thompson, who has been connected with the business for the past seven years, as salesman, who will take every means to please those who may call. I shall keep a full stock, various, handsome and good, always in store, and free inspection cordially invited. Yours very respectfully, Marshall Tilden.

Wed Oct 13 1880: About Town.
Scarlet fever is prevalent in town to some extent.
Henry T. Kellock, in Standish's boot and shoe store, has purchased the house belonging to James T. Bushnell, on Prospect street.
Gerdinand Bruso has purchased a building lot of Thomas Turner, on the Rollinson estate, and has also sold another to Registe Cuisse on the same property.

1536. Wed Oct 13 1880: Messrs. Frank Blish, J.M. Alpaugh, W.N. Potter, members of the Putnam Phalanx, will accompany that company on their trip to Atlanta, Georgia, starting on Saturday next.

1537. Wed Oct 13 1880: Preparations are being made to raise the building occupied by J.H. Moulton as a meat market on story, and extend its length some feet. An attractive plate glass front will adorn it.

1538. Wed Oct 13 1880: Macumber's sewing machine agency has a new sign bearing a fine representation of a Wheeler & Wilson No. 8 on its face. It is from the shop of Frank Hanover, and is one of the handsomest signs in the village.

1539. Wed Oct 13 1880: Almost every person that entered Armory Hall on election day noticed the teeter of the floor, and not a few questioned its safety. The floor is trussed,--composed of large iron rods constructed in such a way as not to bring an extra amount of strain upon the walls. It is thoroughly safe.

1540. Wed Oct 13 1880: The remarks of the Warden in his annual report under the heading of "Sewerage and Water," are worthy of the careful consideration of every citizen of Willimantic. We believe it to be a fact that there is scarcely a well in the village the water in which is not so contaminated by drainage from cesspools as to be unfit for drinking. Cesspools and privies are located within a few feet of the sources from which many families draw their supply of drinking water, and it is a wonder that there is not more sickness from this cause than there is. This state of affairs is constantly growing worse and worse as the place becomes more thickly settled, and it is time that some action was taken in the matter. The village needs a supply of pure water, which shall be sufficient for all its inhabitants, brought from sources remote from sewage contamination, whether we have a system of sewerage or not, and the sooner our people realize the fact the better. We need pure water more than we need a foot-bridge or a new depot. We have a dozen physicians and they are all busy the year round. We believe that a bountiful supply of pure water would take away a large percentage of their business. It may be observed that a well may be so contaminated by sewage that the water is absolutely poisonous, and yet no bad taste or smell be noticed, and the water look clear and sparkling. In such cases a chemical analysis is necessary to detect the germs of disease and death which the apparently healthful beverage contains. We hope to hear more of this important matter, and invite the people to express their opinions freely through the columns of the Chronicle.

1541. Wed Oct 13 1880: Borough Election.--The annual election of officers for the Borough of Willimantic occurred at Armory Hall last Monday. The result, was as usual, a complete walk over for the Republicans. Below we give the vote as cast at the meeting:
*Albert Barrows, r 409
*Samuel C. Smith, r 407
*Thos. R. Congdon, 4 409
Geo. C. Martin, d 248
John Hickey, d 244
Chas. E. Congdon, d 253
*Roderick Davison, r 356
Henry N. Wales, d 303
*Chas. A. Capen, r 404
Gustaus F. Tilden, d 243
*Chas. A. Capen, r 403
Gustavus F. Tilden, d 244
Board of Relief:
*John G. Keigwin, r 404
*Frank S. Fowler, r 403
*John D. Wheeler, r 400
George Lincoln, d 254
Don F. Johnson, d 240
Albert R. Morrison, d 257
Geo C. Martin, 3
Frank Webb, 1
Giles Young, 1
*Chas. S. Billings, r 401
*Geo. M. Harrington, r 411
*Henry L. Hall, r 396
*Andrew J. Kimball, r 385
*John M. Alpaugh, r 401
*John G. Keigwin, r 372
John H. Moulton, d 264
Frank F. Webb, d 271
Ansel Arnold, d 257
M.E. Lincoln, d 258
Jerry O'Sullivan, d 251
Joel W. Webb, d 268
Gustavus L. Tilden, d 1
Giles Young, 1
*Lucius M. Sessions, r 394
Daniel P. Ticknor, d 257
Luke Flynn, 1
*Giles R. Young, r 402
Luke Flynn, d 253

1542. Wed Oct 13 1880: Adjourned Town Meeting.--At the adjourned Town Meeting, held at St. Joseph's hall last Saturday afternoon, there was not a large attendance, but such people as did attend were tax-payers and from the best class of our citizens. We give below the detailed proceedings of the meeting:
The following-named persons were elected to the offices named: For Directors of Willimantic Cemetery, Horace Hall, Allen Lincoln, Whiting Hayden. For Directors of Windham Cemetery, Wm. Swift, J.G. Martin, Chas. Smith. Directors of the Town Deposit Fund--Samuel Bingham, Allen Lincoln, Wm. Swift. For Weighers--W.C. Woodworth, E.H. Holmes, M.E. Lincoln, Hyde Kingsley, C.E. Carpenter, E.S. Billings, George F. Taylor, George M. Harrington, James E. Hayden. For Gaugers--J.W. Webb, C.E. Carpenter. Sealers of Weights and Measures--W.C. Woodworth, A.F. Fowler. Haywards--James G. Martin, James Martin, L.C. Kinne, M.M. Welch. Pound Keepers--Harden H. Fitch, John S. Smith, E.H. Holmes, John H. Perkins, F.M. Lincoln. Wood Inspectors--C.E. Carpenter, H.R. Brown, C.S. Billings, J.D. Willys, Wm. Swift, Geo. H. Purington, F.M. Lincoln, E.H. Holmes, Jr., F. H. Blish. It was voted to accept the report of the Willimantic Cemetery Committee. It was further voted to adopt the following resolutions: Whereas, Geo. H. Chase, Esq., has presented to this town the costly and munificent present of an elegant and substantial iron fence, and erected the same along the entire front of the Willimantic Cemetery at his own expense, therefore
Resolved, That the thanks of the Town of Windham be and they are hereby gratefully tendered to Geo. H. Chase, Esq., of Stamford, for his beautiful gift, which through all coming years will stand as a monument to his patriotic affection to his native town, his noble public spirit and princely generosity.
Resolved, That this preamble and resolution be placed upon the records of the Town of Windham, and a copy thereof suitably inscribed be forwarded to Mr. Chase, and that the same be also published in the Willimantic Chronicle and the Willimantic Journal.
Following this, there was a resolution offered authorizing the selectmen to place a curbing in front of the Willimantic cemetery from a point nearly opposite the town poor-house to H.H. Fitch's line on the east of said cemetery, also to construct a suitable gravel sidewalk in front of the said cemetery between the points above mentioned, said sidewalk to be not less than ten feet wide.
Voted, That the selectmen be instructed to defend the suit against the town of James S. Parsons for the loss of horse.
A committee was appointed to take into consideration the best method of changing the place of holding the Superior court for the county, or establishing a judicial district, said committee to report at an adjourned meeting, October 26, 1880, and the committee was as follows: John M. Hall, John L. Hunter, E.B. Sumner, Huber Clark, Geo. W. Melony, Geo. A. Conant, Geo. W. Burnham, Don F. Johnson, Henry N. Wales, James E. Hayden, E.E. Burnham, Henry Page, W.B. Avery, Wm. Swift.

1543. Wed Oct 13 1880: Frightful Railroad Disaster.--At a little past 9 o'clock Friday night the terrible news reached this station that a frightful accident had occurred on the New York and New England railroad, at a point called Safford's bridge, a little more than two miles out of town in the direction of Hartford, caused by the collision of an eastern bound passenger train and a western bound freight train. The particulars are mainly as follows: It seems that the freight was an extra, and was made up of engine No. 41, twenty empty coal cars and a box car, was in charge of Henry Aldrich and arrived at this depot from Boston at 8:43 p.m. and registered at the telegraph office. The conductor received instructions not to take his train out of the yard until the passenger train should arrive, which was then reported at Vernon to be some twenty five minutes behind time, it being due to arrive at this depot at 8:35. The freight train waited some minutes, until the Air Line train arrived, and Aldrich, it is said, supposing that this was the train for whose arrival he was waiting, took the unusual liberty of pursuing his course without definite instructions from the station agent. As the train passed along on its course it was hailed by the switchman and warned of the danger of a collision, but either the conductor did not understand or else he had a reckless notion in going ahead and risking his chances. Those at the station who were interested in the management of the train were noticing the movements of the same not suspecting that there was any intention on the part of the person in charge of leaving the station until the whistle blew nearing the crossing, when they knew that it had gone out before the passenger train had come in and that a terrible accident was unavoidable. Immediately the telegraph operator, Mr. Davis, knowing that a collision must occur, transmitted the situation to headquarters in Boston. There being no telegraph station at Hop River, there was no way of stopping the passenger train even if it had not left that station, so that nothing could be done but wait and receive the awful news. They had not long to wait, however, for in less then ten minutes there was a dull crash as coming from a distance and they knew the worst had been accomplished.
During this time the Boston and Washington express which is due at 9:15 had arrived here and departed on toward the scene, and but for the presence of mind and heroism of the conductor of the luckless passenger train, Edward Stone, who had almost miraculously escaped from the wreck and run toward this station with his red light, must needs have added its burden of humanity a party to the terrible disaster. The train returned to the depot and their suspicions, or we might say knowledge, was verified. Immediately a train containing Drs. Hills, Sawtelle and McNally, and volunteers to render assistance was dispatched.
It was a blood-curdling sight. The trains met on a curve not many yards beyond the bridge named, and with such terrific force that the monster engines reared upright in the air and were entangled like two angry elephants in deadly conflict. About there, down the embankment and off the bridge was the debris of demolished coal cars, splintered baggage cars, and broken machinery. To make the sight more awfully ghastly in the moonlight night, the lifeless forms of engineer Charles Kenyon, of the passenger train, and fireman Michael Hurley, could be seen hanging from the engines as they were crushed together, while the head of Thomas Flood protruded from beneath a mass of coal and iron. These three were probably killed instantly. Engineer Walter Forsythe, of the freight train, was not quite dead when reached, and he and conductor Aldrich were carried back to the passenger car, where the former soon expired with these words on his lips: "I am dying now; goodbye boys." Conductor Aldrich was on the engine of his train at the time of the accident, probably giving his engineer instructions, for he was new upon the road. He died early the next morning, making five victims to the disaster. It is said that he freely admitted before he died that the cause for the accident rested wholly with himself, and such being the case he had much rather die than live. One the other hand it is reported that he made the remark: "No one told me No. 50 was late," referring to the passenger train, and if such were the case it would wholly exonerate him from all blame.
Conductor Ed. Stone was in the baggage car at the time of the collision counting his tickets, and narrowly escaped with his life. His presence of mind in clambering out of the wreck and wading the river is commended by everybody as an act of heroism. Thomas Gould, the brakeman, and four or five others were on the train but received slight injuries.
About midnight Superintendent McManus arrived from Hartford with a wrecking train and a large force of men, who in connection with the help from this place succeeded in about twelve hours in making the track passable for other trains. The dead bodies were brought to this village and deposited with undertaker Sessions, where they remained until sent to their respective homes.
Freight conductor Henry C. Aldrich was 35 years of age, and formerly resided in Putnam, but had recently removed to Hartford where he resided with relatives on Grand street. He was first employed on the road some ten years ago as a brakeman, and for three or four years past has been employed as a freight conductor. He was a married man, although not living with his wife. Charles Kenyon, engineer of the passenger train, had been in the employ of the road for several years, and until within a short time ran a train on the Rockville branch. He was residing there at the time of the accident, but was contemplating immediate removal to this village, and was looking for a tenement. Thomas Flood, fireman for engineer Kenyon had also been with him on the Rockville branch. He was 23 years of age, and resided in Rockville with relatives. Engineer Forsyth, of the freight train, boarded in Putnam and was unmarried. He had been employed on the road for eight or ten years, principally on the division between this place and Boston. His fireman, Michael Hurley, also an unmarried man, resided in Boston.
A jury of inquest was held at the scene of the disaster Saturday afternoon at half past two. After viewing the bodies and hearing the evidence the jury agreed upon a verdict, attributing the cause of the accident to the carelessness of Henry C. Aldrich, conductor of the freight train, in leaving this depot without the knowledge that train No. 50 (Conductor Stone's passenger train) had not arrived. The jury exonerated the railroad company from all blame.
The loss of property to the company is estimated anywhere from $20,000 to $40,000. During the time that the road was blocked by the wreck, the trains to and from Hartford ran over the Air Line. At this writing the debris has been nearly cleared away.

1544. Wed Oct 13 1880: North Windham.
E.H. Hall & Son have the foundation laid, on which to erect a building to be used for the storage of cotton.
J. Smith & Co. have been sending away quantities of timber and railroad ties sawed at their steam mill. The father of J. Smith who had his foot badly jammed by a log rolling on it, has resumed work. It is said they are shortly to remove their mill to Willington.
The eipzootic has arrived here and a good many horses are afflicted.
The school at Bricktop commenced last week, Miss Fuller from Chaplin, teacher.
Miss Mary A. Brown is quite ill at the residence of her sister, Mrs. C.H. Buckingham.
A daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gray was brought and buried from their residence of Mrs. Gray's father, Mr. W. Stimpson, last week.

1545. Wed Oct 13 1880: South Windham.
James Picknell of your village is building a commodious and fine looking dwelling house for H.E. Card of this place. The building is situated on the road leading to what is known as Kick Hill, and on premises adjoining Mr. Hatch's new house. Being at this point considerably elevated above the country lying to the east and south, the location affords an excellent view in these directions. The work is being rapidly pushed forward and I understand is to be ready for occupancy before cold weather sets in.

1546. Wed Oct 13 1880: Admission of Electors.--Notice. The selectmen and town clerk of the Town of Windham will be in session at the town clerk's office in Hayden block, Willimantic, to examine the qualifications of electors and to admit to the elector's oath those who shall be found qualified. Wm. B. Avery, Edwin E. Burnham, Henry Page, Selectmen. Henry N. Wales, Town Clerk.

1547. Wed Oct 13 1880: District of Coventry ss Probate Court. Sept. 6th, 1880. Estate of Harriet N. Brigham late of Coventry, in said district deceased. The Court of Probate for the District of Coventry, has appointed Isaac P. Fenton and Andrew K. Brown commissioners to receive and examine said claims. Certified by Dwight Webler, Judge. The subscribers give notice that they shall meet at the Probate office on the 23d day of October, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of attending to the business of said appointment. Isaac P. Fenton, Andrew K. Brown, Commissioners.

1548. Wed Oct 13 1880: District of Coventry ss. Probate Court, Sept. 6th, 1880. Estate of Eunice C. Colman, late of Coventry in said district deceased. The Court of Probate for the District of Coventry has appointed J.V. Lathrop and Norman Boynton commissioners to receive and examine said claims. Certified by Dwight Webler, Judge. The subscribers give notice that they shall meet at the Probate office on the 23d day of October, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, for the purpose of attending to the business of said appointment. J.V. Lathrop, Norman Boynton, Commissioners.

1549. Wed Oct 13 1880: Montville.
Mrs. Hope has returned from her visit to Washington.
James Wiley has opened an oyster shop in connection with his temperance saloon. May he prosper in his flourishing business.
R.S. Hooper was injured by the late railway accident. We are happy to add that he received no serious hurt.

1550. Wed Oct 13 1880: Columbia.
The board of school visitors met at the Town hall on Wednesday evening, Oct. 6th, and organized by the appointment of Chas. P. Little, president, and Wm. H. Yeomans, secretary and acting visitor.
Charles H. Richardson has engaged to teach the winter term of school in the North district and began his labors on Monday.
It may truly be said that there was a Little change in the officers of this town on Monday because Norman P. Little was elected town clerk and justice of the peace, and James P. Little town treasurer.
Henry Hunt appears to be the "boss" on mammoth gourds having grown a number of the variety known as sugar house gourds, the largest of which weighed 51 1/4 pounds and measured 50 1/2 inches in one direction around it, and 52 inches in the opposite direction. He also has citrons from one seed weighing a little over 116 pounds and 11 in number.
James H. Richardson has been cursed with the visitation of hen thieves, who a few evenings since relieved him of half a dozen fine fowls. It is an exceedingly foul proceeding.
Next week the county conference of Congregational churches in Tolland county will hold a meeting at this place, and Rev. Mr. Moore, the secretary of the state conference is to be present next Sabbath all day.
Mrs. E.B. page of Boston and her little boy are visiting at Mrs. Madison Woodand's, Mrs. Page's mother's.
The wrecked trains were visited by a considerable number of people from here on Sunday. That was the way they worshipped.

1551. Wed Oct 13 1880: List of Patents: Granted by the United States to citizens of this State for the week ending Oct. 5th 1880:
T.G. Bennett, assignor to Winchester Repeating Arms Co., method and apparatus for annealing cartridge shells.
G.A. Bullock, Norwich, brake shoe.
W.L. Everett, New Haven, car coupling.
M.C. Johnson, assignor to H.G. Thompson, Milford, cutting pliers.
B. McGovern, assignor of one-half interest to J.D. Frary, Bridgeport, handle for pocket cutlery.
D.W. Parker and F.H. Chapman assignors to Charles Parker Co., Meriden, domestic griding mill.
G.P. Salisbury, assignor to Winchester Repeating Arms Co., New Haven, cartridge assembling machine.

1552. Wed Oct 13 1880: Married.
Littrick-Bottomly--In Willimantic, Oct. 10, by Rev. Dr. Church, Wm. Littrick and Henrietta Bottomly, all of Willimantic.
Foran-Shea--In Willimantic, Oct. 18th, by Rev. Father Arnold, Thomas Foran and Miss Ellen T. Shea.

1553. Wed Oct 13 1880: Died.
Hosmer--In Willimantic, Oct. 7, Dorothy L. Hosmer, aged 81 year.

Wed Oct 20 1880: About Town.
Many of our merchants leave the lights in one of their show windows lighted on closing-up nights which draws attention to tastily arranged windows.
Miss Hellen Battey, who was formerly with D.A. O'Neill, has engaged rooms in Cranston block, and will do anything in sewing line.

1555. Wed Oct 20 1880: There was held in Hartford last Wednesday a drummers convention, and the Mansfield Drum Corps attended. In the competition for prizes Nathaniel P. Perkins secured the first prize for fifing, which was a silver fife; J.S. Freeman the second prize for drumming, a smokng set; and the corps was awarded second prize for old-style martial music. Enough glory for one day, we should say.

1556. Wed Oct 20 1880: Miss Clara E. Bliven one of the brightest and most esteemed young ladies of our town, was married at the residence of her parents on Union street, to Mr. J.W.F. Burleson, of Jewett City, last Thursday. The ceremony was attended only by the nearest relatives, and was performed by Rev. Horace Winslow, after which they started for New York. A very large circle of friends and acquaintances bid Clara and John a blissful honeymoon, and a life shorn of disappointments and replete with happiness and prosperity.

1557. Wed Oct 20 1880: Dr. Church will address the citizens of South Coventry at the Methodist Church on "The criminality of the liquor trade and the duty of all good citizens towards it" this evening.

1558. Wed Oct 20 1880: A party of five partook of a game supper--we suppose the fruits of a hunting expedition--at Hotel Commercial Saturday night, elaborately gotten up by Mrs. Snow, who has mastered the art of cooking to perfection.

1559. Wed Oct 20 1880: James Keon has sold out the "Home Circle," and is interested in the wholesale bottling establishment of Dennis Shea, on Union street.

1560. Wed Oct 20 1880: Charles W. Bailey has received an appointment as postal clerk on the road between Boston and New York. Charles deserves promotion for his very efficient and gentlemanly services at the post-office in this place, and on account of the age of Mr. Brown;--who enjoys the respect of the whole community.--we hope the position will be acceptably filled.

1561. Wed Oct 20 1880: Stafford Springs people have been quite curious to know when a certain party were to be married. Last Wednesday evening the great event took place. William Lee and Miss Lillia A. Converse were joined in wedlock by Rev. Dr. Church, assisted by Rev. E.D. Towle. Woodlawn with its superb lawns and gaily clad groves, was looking bright enough for a wedding, while within all that choice decorations, elaborate clusters of flowers and a sumptuous repast could do, were there to make glad the guests, and all enjoyed the service and the scene. The young people return from their bridal trip to take possession of a beautiful cottage on Highland terrace, a present from the father of the bride.

1562. Wed Oct 20 1880: General Grant and party arrived in Willimantic at 10:40 on Saturday and was met at the depot by a party of people anxious to see the great traveler. The crowd was as silent as the great man himself, but as the train was switched on the Providence track and backed down to the new mill it was saluted by the thread mill gong, firing of cannon and cheers. The operatives of the mill were gathered near the new mill with a number of citizens, and an opportunity was given for introductions and hand-shakings. In behalf of the Willimantic Linen Company, Miss Mary Wood presented the General, for Mrs. Grant, a costly cabinet of Willimantic thread. The Willimantic band was stationed on the roof of the mill and furnished music for the occasion. The Hartford reception committee met the General at the depot, and the train proceeded slowly by the grounds of the Windham manufacturing company, where a crowd of operatives and others were gathered to catch a glimpse of General Grant. The McGibeny band was stationed at this point and was recognized by Grant. A number of our citizens went to Hartford to see the parade in that city in the afternoon and evening, and arrived home late at night. The crowd at Hartford was the largest since Battle Flag day.

1563. Wed Oct 20 1880: Warden Davison invited the retiring board of Burgesses to an oyster supper at his residence Friday evening previous to the borough election.

1564. Wed Oct 20 1880: Fatal Accident.--Sylvester Donahue, a laborer in the employ of A.S. Whittemore was engaged in clearing the gutters on Saturday, and having filled his cart, seated himself on the pole of the cart to ride to the dumping place. From some cause he fell from his seat, and a wheel of the cart passed over his chest, injuring him so that he died in a short time. A jury of inquest was called and rendered the following verdict:
Windham County ss. Windham. The undersigned jurors being duly impanneled and sworn to inquire into the cause and manner of the death of Sylvester Donahue, whose death was sudden and untimely, and the cause and manner of which was unknown, having viewed the body of said deceased and considered the evidence given to us do on our oath say that Sylvester Donahue came to his death by accident in being run over by a loaded cart from which he had fallen, whereof we submit our names: M. Johnson, foreman, A.R. Moulton, John Hickey, John Dunham, C.J. Fox M.D., Chas. E. Congdon, C.S. Billings, A.T. Fowler, Emerson A. Morse, Roland H. White, J.S. Parker. Dated at Windham, this 16th day of October, 1880.

1565. Wed Oct 20 1880: Treasurer Barrows of the Willimantic Linen Company has broken ground for a new house over the river. The hose will cover considerable ground, and will be but one story high.

1566. Wed Oct 20 1880: The following are the names of the pupils answering the highest percentage of questions at the written examination in the Willimantic high school, district No. 2, Friday, October 16:
1. Miss Winnie Hudson, 95 5-6
2. Miss Addie Alfred, 93 1-3
3. Miss Belle Martin, 90 5-6
4. Miss Lizzie Lyman, 90
5. Miss Jennie Kinney, 90
6. Miss Bertha Abbott, 90
7. Miss Carrie Jordan, 90
8. Miss Clara Hicks, 87
9. Miss Laura Soule, 86 2-3
10. Miss Sarah Aurelio, 86
11. Master Marshall Watrous, 86

1567. Wed Oct 20 1880: N.B. Perkins had a flag-raising of his own on Saturday evening at his residence between this village and South Coventry. Over three hundred were present including about one hundred Hancock and English Guards from Coventry with torches. The Coventry drum corps and the Mansfield drum corps furnished heavy music for the occasion. A.W. Buchanan, was appointed president of the meting and several vice-presidents were also appointed. Mr. Buchanan, after a few remarks introduced as the first speaker, Hon. Chester Tilden, who made a short but stirring speech, and then gave way to Hon. John L. Hunter, who spoke in his usual forcible manner. After the speaking, coffee and eatables in abundance were served to the crowd. The enthusiasm for Hancock and English, in this section seems to be all that could be desired.

1568. Wed Oct 20 1880: The Democratic County Convention met at Bank building this (Wednesday) noon, and organized by the appointment of Lester Bill, chairman, and T.W. Greenslitt, secretary. Frank E. Baker, of Danielsonville, was nominated for sheriff by acclamation. T.W. Greenslitt of Danielsonville, H.C. Starkweather of Plainfield, and R.J. Sabin of Putnam, were chosen as county committee, and John L. Hunter of Willimantic, and T.W. Greenslitt of Danielsonville, committee on resolutions.

1569. Wed Oct 20 1880: Eastford.
The new mill built for E.M. Smith is in full operation, and no pains have been spared to make it complete by the Latham Brothers. It was started on Monday last, and received fifty-eight visitors during the week. It has as good machinery as Mr. Smith could find for the purpose and is able to make the best warp or the finest yarn for weaving purposes. The name given for the warp is the "Dauntless Warp." We hope Mr. Smith may prosper in his business, as it will help our little village and make employment for a small number.
Mrs. S.O. Bowen is to build a new house immediately on the old cellar.
H.P. Bullard is doing a good grocery business for the place and inhabitants.

1570. Wed Oct 20 1880: Salem.
The hunters are on the war path, and it makes some of the farmers say wicked words when they find their fences and walls demolished by them. Sportsman do not be careless of other people's domains.

1571. Wed Oct 20 1880: Scotland.
J.L. Cady has terminated his engagement with Heywood's Combination, and is at home.
Ernest Waldo has engaged to teach the winter term in the Jerusalem district in Windham.
A.D. Ayer, who has been practicing medicine in Vermont, after having taken one course of lectures and has gone to Indiana to take a second course and graduate.

1572. Wed Oct 20 1880: Ashford.
E.M. Durkee, of the firm of Buck & Durkee Willimantic, was at Ashford on Saturday last on a hunting excursion, and judging from the amount of game he carried away on Monday morning, he must had excellent luck. Game has been quite plenty this fall especially rabbits and squirrels, but partridges are very scarce.
The Garfield club had their first street parade last Saturday night, with twenty persons in line, headed by the Babcock cornet band, they wore sashes braided out of red, white, and blue cloth. The Secretary of the club resigned his office during the evening.
Mrs. Marion E. Ward has returned from a five weeks visit to New York, bringing her niece Estella Shegogue, home with her who has just recovered from a severe attack of fever, and will spend a few weeks here to regain her strength.
Buck & Dawley, have just set up a steam saw mill on the Bicknell place and will soon have it in operation, sawing out the lumber, which a gang of workmen are now cutting.
Susan m. Warren, has sold a wood lot to Johnson, of Willington. This is one of the best wood lots in town.

1573. Wed Oct 20 1880: North Windham.
Smith & Co. moved their sawmill to Willington on Wednesday. The boarding master and mistress left for parts unknown the previous day, forgetting to settle some small bills; if they had not been so forgetful their neighbors would have had full as pleasing a remembrance of them.
Mr. Albert Backus has been having more of the fits, and is quite low.
Salmon Church spent the Sabbath with his nephew, S.S. Morey.
E.H. Hall & Son have raised their new storehouse.
David Nichols has been sinking a well for Mr. Charles Thomas.
We learn that Mr.Charles Spafford will teach the school at Christina street the coming winter.
S.S. has a hen he has named the Hancock hen, for the reason of the enormous size of her eggs. The one he measured was 6 1/2 inches one way and 8 inches the other.
Mrs. Wm. Stimpson had the sad misfortune to break her leg by stepping upon a rolling stone. The accident happened at Columbia. She has been removed to her residence at Brick Top.
Mr. Calvin Lincoln has his house nearly ready to plaster.

1574. Wed Oct 20 1880: South Windham.
A flag-raising was held one evening last week at the residence of Horace Browning, on Kick Hill, when a Hancock and English banner was unfurled. A tall pole was fastened to the top of one of the large maples in front of the house, and the flag occupies a very conspicuous position. Mr. Browning has always been regarded as a strong Republican, and many have wondered that he should express himself thus emphatically for a Democratic candidate.
Mr. S.S. Russell of the firm of Russell & Barnes grocers and Horace B. Wood of No. 68 Asylum street, Hartford, were in town for a few days last week to try their luck at hunting squirrels. The hunting was excellent, several of us hunted two days, and could have hunted a week of necessary and still not hurt the hunting. I don't know as the game would be diminished either to any great extent, unless the luck was better on the home-stretch than at the start. Mr. Russell is now in Georgia with the Putnam Phalanx.

1575. Wed Oct 20 1880: Columbia.
The Collins liquor prosecution is ended. The rebuttal evidence of the defense was put in on Friday forenoon, and the case submitted to the Court, Asahel O. Wright Esq. without argument, to the disappointment of some who desired to listen to the eloquence of counsel. The court reviewed the testimony and decided that the complaint was not sustained, and found that accused was not guilty as alleged, and ordered that he be discharged. We have not learned the amount of the little addition sum which the tax payers will be called upon to help solve, but judge that it will be considerable, judging from the number of days of trial, and the great number of witnesses summoned.
Brown & Utley have this season manufactured 900 gallons of sorghum syrup of excellent quality. None of your half cooked kind such as is frequently seen at manufactories. Their long experience in manufacturing gives them an advantage that is deserving.
Ripe raspberries were picked last week by Alfred W. Lyman, who pronounced them of excellent quality.

1576. Wed Oct 20 1880: Montville.
The Republicans have had another good time. Last Thursday evening while the Zouaves were prancing before the house occupied by Gideon Holmes, R.G. Hooper invited them to call at his residence Saturday evening, and he would be prepared to receive them.
Free Mosier, who married a woman with a whole family of children, is a candidate for a lunatic asylum. Young man if you desire to be similarly situated, go thou and do likewise.
Mr. Jedediah R. Ray, 2d, a former Republican, acted as first lieutenant in drilling the Hancock Guards Saturday evening last.
Mrs. Fanny Collins, we are informed obtained a divorce from her husband, Chas. D. Collins, Friday last; cause, desertion and habitual intemperance.
We learn that Caleb Chappell, a former resident of this town, has become disgusted with the Republican party, and carried a banner to that effect recently in a Democratic procession.
The work on the depot hill still progresses under the able management of O.W. Douglass, Esq., who is overseer of the stone work.

1577. Wed Oct 20 1880: Hon. George Warren, of Putnam, has been nominated for Senator by the Democracy of the Fourteenth District.

1578. Wed Oct 20 1880: Rockville.
B.L. Burr, editor of the Leader now claims the largest circulation of any paper in the county, and his circulation hereabouts is good proof of the claim. Long may it lead and never be led.

1579. Wed Oct 20 1880: List of Patents. Granted by the United States to citizens of this State for the week ending Oct. 12th 1880:
[only listed local]
E.J. Martin, Rockville, and E. Taylor, said Taylor assignor to Leonard Silk Co., Warehouse Point, machine for cleaning and smoothing silks and other threads.

1580. Wed Oct 20 1880: Married.
Phillips-Rushleau--In Willimantic, Oct. 11, by Rev. Dr. Church, William E. Phillips and Celia N. Rushleau.

1581. Wed Oct 20 1880: Died.
Sweetland--In Willimantic, Oct.15, Ira Webster Sweetland, aged 2 years.
Thompson--In Coventry, Oct. 16, H.M. Thompson, aged 70 years.
Culber--In Hebron, Oct. 18, James N. Culver, aged 76 years.

1582. Wed Oct 20 1880: Notice. All bills against the Town of Windham must be presented on or before the first Monday of each month, as bills will be paid only at that time. Wm. B. Avery, Edwin E. Burnham, Henry Page, Selectmen.

1583. Wed Oct 20 1880: It Pays to Have Parlor, Sitting Room, or Ted-Room Furniture, Sofas, Tete-Tetes, Lounges, Chairs, Mattresses, etc. re-covered, re-upholstered, cleansed, glued, varnished or repaired to suit customers. Samples of raw silk, repps, brocatelle, jute goods, etc. of various shades and patterns which will be furnished to order at lowest price for coverings. Can seat chairs re-caned. All work always done well. S.W. Moseley, Moulton's Row, Milk St., Willimantic, Ct.

1584. Wed Oct 20 1880: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham within and for the district of Windham on the 19th day of October, A.D. 1880. Present, Huber Clark, Esq. Judge. On motion of Kingsbury Cady, Administrator on the estate of Rachel M. Cady late of Scotland within said district, deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the said administrator and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said Town of Scotland nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record. Huber Clark, Judge.

1585. Wed Oct 20 1880: Notice. Notice is hereby given to all persons holding town orders drawn by the Selectmen on the Treasurer of the Town of Ashford, to present them for payment to Davis A. Baker, treasurer, on or before the 25th day of November, A.D. 1880. If any person shall fail to present the same for payment on or before the time above named, no interest will be allowed on them after said 25th day of Nov. 1880. Davis A. Baker, Treasurer Town of Ashford. Ashford, October 18th, 1880.

1586. Wed Oct 20 1880: The Apache Who Could Ride a "Bronco." Tom Newland has an Indian who places a high estimate on his equestrian ability. There was a horse to be brought to town a few days ago, and the Indian was given the job. Hitching the animal to a tree, he carefully placed the sweat cloth on him; then the blanket, the bridle and the saddle; at each performance giving voice to a satisfied "Ah, hah," each ejaculation growing intenser, till he got into the saddle. All this time the "bronco" looked as unlike Alexander the Great's war horse, Bucephalus, as a carpenter's saw-horse. The Indian started; he gained the crest of the hill where the scrub oak was thickest; he turned and gave another "Ah, hah," which was followed so closely by "whoa" that it sounded like a compound word. Then something rose a few feet in the air, went back, and rose again. There was a cloud of dust, a heap of Apache talk, a flash of bright colors, and--silence. When Tom went up, he found the horse grazing in the most orthodox fashion, and a strip of white breech clout, and a pair of brown legs surmounted by red-stockings and iron-clad shoes sticking up from the middle of a scrub oak, like a new sort of plant. Tom got him out of the brush, and when he said "Ah, hah," the Indian looked as though he wanted to go on the war-path.--Arizona Silver Bill.

1587. Wed Oct 20 1880: Hampton.
Last Saturday was the gala day on Hampton Hill. The occasion being the closing of the Father Murphy Fair, under the auspices of the Catholics of the Hill and vicinity. The fair was in progress Thursday and Friday, and the hall was crowded both evenings, but on Saturday evening by 9 p.m., the hall was literally packed. There was quite a delegation from Danielsonville and Willimantic, and we understand the Hill people carried the cake away for their grand singing. Shortly after 10 o'clock the drawing of prizes commenced. The contest for the easy chair between Mr. Greenslit ad Mr. Button was won by Mr. Greenslit by 43 votes. Mr. John McMahon won the gold watch. In the contest for the gold ring, between Miss Mary Gannon and Miss Lizzie Henry, the latter took the prize. A fancy pair of driving gloves was contended for by the people of Elliott Station and of North Windham. Each had a strong man in the field, but the North Windham representative, Mr. Gordon, proved too much for his antagonist, Mr. Fowler, and this winter we suppose he will pass everything on the road, owing to the gloves. A set of silver knives and forks was won by Mr. John Burns, the other contestant being Miss Ellen Henry. Another set of the same was won by Mr. Thos. Gannon, again beating the lady opponent, Miss Annie Smith. The accordeon presented by Kennedy the "Music Man" of Willimantic, was contended for by John Noon, Martin Tooly, Peter Featherstone, and Patrick Rooke. Mr. Rooke proved the champion, and he will be allowed $10 for the instrument in trading for an organ. The baby silver cup was contended for two infants, Johnnie F. McMahon, Hampton, and little Sadie B. Burlingham of Brooklyn, and the little lady carried off the cup. In the contest for the silver spoons Mrs. Hayden was in advance of the other contestants, Mrs. Gillouly, and Mrs. McDonald. Mr. McDonald won a barrel of flour, although he did not carry it off. Miss Maggie Kelly, Brooklyn, carried off the palm from her opponent, Mr. Murphy. The 100 yards of carpet was won by Mr. Eddie Brown of Norwich, and he very kindly made a present of it to the Hampton Church. The contest for the "black thorn" was very exciting and close, and when the voting closed it was found that Mr. Thomas Reilly was but five votes behind Mr. Patrick Kelly; and Mr. Kelly shouldered his stick amid three hearty cheers from the audience. The cardigan jacket contributed by W.L. Harrington & Co., of Willimantic, was drawn by the leader of the band, Mr. Griggs, and the elegant shoes donated by P.J. Brennan & Co., of the same place, were drawn by Miss Ellen Kelly.

1588. Wed Oct 20 1880: Colchester.
W.C. Sand a friend of an adjoining State bagged about one hundred and fifty birds this last week in Colchester.
D.R. R. Carrington received about one hundred and sixty votes in majority for first selectman. A F. Roper was elected Collector.
The Rubber Works have been obliged to shut down for the want of water, which makes it rather embarrassing for them, as they are pressed with orders for different kinds of rubber goods.
James Sherman of Rhode Island is visiting friends in Colchester.
Marcena Lombard took the privilege to knock down Chester Holmes with a hoe handle, the other day. Mr. Holmes will take legal means to see if this man Lombard has the right to knock people down with hoe handles.
Dr. C.N. Gallup has gone to New York to attend a course of lectures.
The coon hunters of Colchester feel rather crest-fallen over the fact that Mr. Palmer, of Montville, made their town a visit one evening last week, and carried off four coons with him. Mr. Palmer understands the business, and can teach Colchester coon hunters a lesson or two.
The body of Henry Grover was found last Saturday afternoon in the woods about a mile south of this village, lying on his back, dead, under a large chestnut tree. He started from his home last Thursday, taking his gun with him, with the intention of hunting on the way to visit some friends South of Colchester, and not being heard from, search was made for him, and he was found as stated, with two fingers being blown from one hand, and his face burned to a crisp. It is supposed that he was smoking at the time he was loading his gun, the powder by some means catching fire from his pipe and exploded, as his gun was found empty and his powder canister lying some distance from him on the ground, blown to pieces.
The energetic efforts that John Allen made in stopping a runaway team, a few days since, is something to be proud of.

Wed Oct 27 1880: About Town.
A new jeweler's shop has been opened in Kimbel's building on Main street.
Patrick Shea was badly bitten by a dog while passing a house on Jackson street last Friday.
Turner shows in his window an admirable portrait in ink of the late Dr. W.K. Otis, produced by Townsand, photographer.
G.G. Cross has purchased a house lot of Buck and Lincoln, at the head of Church street, and we understand intends building a house there soon.
At the republican probate convention held in this place on Thursday of last week, Huber Clark Esq. was unanimously re-nominated for Judge of Probate.
That trains may be more effectually signaled, an apparatus has been projected from the depot so that the telegraph operator may notify incoming trains without leaving his seat.

1590. Wed Oct 27 1880: Henken & Brown have formed a co-partnership in the clothing business, and have put in as large a stock as can be found in this town. Call on them. They will treat you well.

1591. Wed Oct 27 1880: Chas. H. Dimmick, barber, has been troubled about getting a barber sufficiently skillful to suit his customers, but has secured a journeyman from Brooklyn, N.Y., who he says "takes no back seat" with any of them.

1592. Wed Oct 27 1880: A room has been fitted up in the nickel shop at South Windham for Sunday-school purposes, and the first school will be held there next Sunday at 3:30. At 4:30 Rev. Mr. Bronson of Lebanon will preach at the same place.

1593. Wed Oct 27 1880: The assessors desire us to call the attention of tax-payers to the necessity of handing in their lists of taxable property before the first day of November. Neglect of this warning will cause the addition of ten per cent extra to your list.

1594. Wed Oct 27 1880: Wm. H. Osborn had a democratic flag raising at his residence on Jackson street, Thursday evening. Speakers were detained unexpectedly, much to the disappointment of Mr. Osborn. A large crowd gathered to witness the raising of the flag, which is a very pretty bunting about 20 feet in length.

1595. Wed Oct 27 1880: As Joseph Lee and wife of Windham were riding under the railroad bridge at South Main street on Monday, their horse became frightened and ran away, throwing out the occupants and completely wrecking the wagon. Mr. and Mrs. Lee were quite seriously injured.

1596. Wed Oct 27 1880: The democratic probate convention was held at the democratic headquarters in Willimantic on Saturday morning, October 23d. Delegates present, John Bowman, Chester Tilden, W.H. Osborne, and E.H. Holmes Jr. of Windham, Abner Robinson and J.J. Kelly of Scotland. Abner Robinson was chosen chairman and E.H. Holmes Jr. secretary. James M. Johnson of Windham was unanimously nominated as candidate for Judge or Probate. Chester Tilden Esq. was chosen Probate Committee for the term ensuing.

1597. Wed Oct 27 1880: An adjourned meeting of the Court of Burgesses was held on Monday evening the Warden presiding. Present, Burgesses Alpaugh, Harrington, Billings and Keigwin. It was voted to pay Robert Fenton, surveying, $25.66; John M. Alpaugh and H.N. Wales, auditing town accounts, $5; Fanny Fitch, interest, $37.50; C.A. Capen, postage, $3.50; Fire Department, salary to November 1st, $128.75; Board of Engineers to November 1st, $50.00; E.F. Palmer & Co., grading Summit street, $125.00. A petition was received from the Mutual Union Telegraph Co. asking for the location of a route through the borough, upon which they may erect their telegraph poles. After discussion it was voted to lay the petition on the table.

1598. Wed Oct 27 1880: Providence, Oct. 20. Editor Evening Telegram: In a recent issue of the Telegram, I noticed a communication signed by a gentleman named "P.S. Dunne," in which he challenges any compositor in New England to a type-setting match. He need not go out of this city to be accommodated, as I will meet him at any time and at any place he may select, and put up a forfeit to set type against him, either for one hour, ten hours, or six days, "go as you please." And I will also give him the choice of type, provided it is smaller than "brevier," and the measure 14-cms "pica" wide. The match to be for $25 a side and no "skinning on the hook." Come, now, Paddy, put up or shut up. T.L. Horan, Journal Office.
Tom is well-known in this place, and his many friends will wish him success in his attempt to vanquish his competitor.

1599. Wed Oct 27 1880: A paragraph has been going the rounds of the papers, in which it is stated that John Gray of Willimantic, a temperance spy used by Rev. Montgomery in his recent liquor raids, is missing, and it is feared that he has been foully dealt with. Many have supposed that the paragraph referred to our enterprising bill poster, John H. Gray, but it is evident that he has not been missing for many minutes at a time. A man named John Gray has been living in town for a short time, and bill poster Gray has received letters and telegrams, the contents of which were a mystery to him at the time, but in the light of the facts recently brought out, he concludes that they were intended for the other fellow and had reference to the spotting business. It is said that Gray started from Baltic for Willimantic two weeks ago today, and has not been seen since but later reports state that he is at work for Richard Brophy of Baltic, and minding his own business. Now let Johnnie have peace. Nobody is murdered, and nobody is missing.

1600. Wed Oct 27 1880: Scotland.
Rev. Mr. Goldsmith, of Hampton, preached at the Congregational church last Sunday, by exchange with Rev. A.A. Hurd.
Henry B. Geer had a valuable cow die recently.
Notwithstanding the no-license vote in this town, Mrs. Caroline Frink's cow got dead drunk last week on apples.
Egbert Bingham set a family monument on his lot in the cemetery last week.
Mrs. Jeptha Geer intends to spend the winter with her son, Dr. S.L. Geer, of Norwich.
Centre school, Miss Addie Bacon, teacher, opened last week with 16 pupils. Pinch street school will begin one week from next Monday, Miss Ella Sharpe, teacher. The Lower Scotland school, A.W. Maine teacher, began last week with 22 pupils.

1601. Wed Oct 27 1880: Brooklyn.
It is with sadness that we chronicle the death of one of our most estimable citizens, Uriah Fuller, better known as Esquire Fuller. For many years he held the position of Clerk of the Superior Court, and is well-known throughout the county. Age at last compelled him to retire from active business life. He held many offices of trust, both of the town and in the Congregational church, of which he was an active member up to the day of his death, and has always been found upright and honorable in his dealings, using great charity in speaking of all.
Hon. T.S. Marlor is having a large building put up on his place, to be used as a private riding rink.

1602. Wed Oct 27 1880: Columbia.
The Tolland County Conference of Congregational Churches held its 28th annual meeting at this place on Wednesday of last week, commencing at 11 o'clock a.m. There were present clergy and delegates from a large number of churches, and at 10:30 a.m., a prayer meeting was conducted by Dea. E.O. Allen of Vernon. In the afternoon Dea. George Maxwell led a prayer and praise meeting that was of deep interest. The first topic for discussion, "The relation of our churches to each other," was opened by Rev. E. Colton of Willington, in an exhaustive manner. Rev. F.D. Avery, Chairman of the Committee on Fellowship and Work, gave encouraging reports of the state of religion, temperance, etc. In the evening there was public worship, Rev. Geo. Curtiss, of Union, preached. On Thursday the services were opened by a prayer service, conducted by Dea. J.N. Stickney, of Rockville. There was a discussion "Relation of our churches to our ministers," opened by Rev. W.D. Martin, of South Coventry. The second topic "The relation of our churches to our great benevolent societies," was opened by Rev. J.P. Harvey, of Marlboro. In the afternoon addresses were made by Rev. J.O. Barrows, of Manissa, Turkey, an agent of Taladega College and others.
The fall term of school in the Hop River district, Miss Mary Goss, of Willimantic, teacher, closed on Thursday.
Leverett Watrous while at work gathering apples on the 20th inst, picked ripe strawberries of the second growth of the season--a rather unusual occurrence for the season of the year.
William P. Johnson, of Bozrah, has engaged to teach the Pine street district school during the winter term, and commences his labors on the 8th day of November.
Charles E. Little will open his school in the Center district on Monday, the 1st day of November.

1603. Wed Oct 27 1880: Salem.
Mr. Williams has built a new barn, which is ornament to his premises.
Henry Avery has the "boss hoss" of the town.
It is said that a Mr. Treadway of this place has property which is not lawfully his own, and is keeping the same secreted from its owner. Bad business for this man Treadway.

1604. Wed Oct 27 1880: Colchester.
Miss Louise Gardner is visiting friends in the west.
E. Kenyon is doing a thriving business at his new cider mill.
Mr. Tucker's house is nearly completed, and will have one of the pleasantest residences in our village.
Captain Palmer is on his voyage homeward from the northern region.

1605. Wed Oct 27 1880: Are These Men Fools? A Presidential campaign has been progressing for about four months. The "dear workingman" was quite overlooked by the Republicans. The Republican orators and press began at once to scream out that the factories would close, all mechanics be discharged, stocks fall, stores close, railroad trains cease to run, steamboats rot at their wharves, rivers run up hill, the tides cease to flow, and that everything else would be "at sixes or sevens" should Hancock be elected. The attempt to ensnare businessmen by any such "clap-trap as telling them that Hancock's election will ruin them is too simple. If Hancock's election will ruin business, what worse than fools are the leading business men of Connecticut! If what the Republicans say is true then the following friends and supporters of Hancock are colossal fools:
Edwin A. Buck, of the firm of Buck & Durkee, among the largest flour and grain dealers in eastern Connecticut, who also represents a large fortune in real estate.
Henry Reynolds, president of the house of Reynolds & Co., of this city.
Charles B. Wooster, of the carriage house of Durham & Wooster, this city.
Henry Killam, of the carriage house of Henry Killam & Co., this city.
Moses Seward, of Moses Seward & Son, manufactures of carriage hardware.
Henry C. Seabrook, of Seabrook & Smith, carriage makers, this city.

1606. Wed Oct 27 1880: Chaplin.
In Chaplin Oct. 9th, a daughter to Edward Gilbert, and Mary F. Corey.
Oct. 21st, a daughter to Newell C. and Emma J. Hunt.
Rev. Mr. Bullard, agent of the Tract Society preached in the Cong. church on Sunday and presented the tract cause.
Wm. Ellsworth Bingham of this place picked nearly a tea-cup full of raspberries Oct. 15th, also saw a dandelion in full bloom at the same time.
Dea. Darius Knight, who went to New London as a soldier in the war of 1812, in a full company, is now the last of the company living.
Samuel Fuller, of Syracuse, with his wife and children have been visiting at the old Fuller homestead, his native place.

1607. Wed Oct 27 1880: Preparations are under way for taking a census of the Indians. This has never been thoroughly done, but the whole number in the United States and Territories in 1871, including 60,000 in Alaska, was estimated by the Indian Bureau at 350,000. Whether they have since increased or diminished in number is not entirely certain. It is probably that the wild Indians have decreased considerably, but the more civilized tribes have increased. The Cherokees, for instance, increased from 11,000 in 1822 to 14,682 in 1871. A complete census of them all--or as complete a census as can be made, for there will be many difficulties in the way--will furnish much interesting information.


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