The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1881
Published every Wednesday.
McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.
Office, Hall's Block, Main & Union Sts.
$1.50 per year.
1173. Wed Oct 5 1881: About Town.
The milliners are making ready for the Fall and Winter season.
It is a newspaper rumor that the Western Union Telegraph company will
soon absorb the Rapid Telegraph company.
Rev. S. McBurney, pastor M.E. Church will preach on Sunday at 2 p.m.
on the Subject, "Should the Murderer be hanged."
D. Spencer, now our oldest fish dealer, has come out with a new and handsome
fish wagon, painted in good taste by A. Kinney.
O.B. Smith, a former well-known resident of this village, died in Holyoke
last Thursday. He was buried at Vernon, in this state.
It is reported that J.A. McAvoy has purchased the building on Main street
owned by S.F. Loomer, in which is located the Dime Savings Bank, for
1174. Wed Oct 5 1881: Mrs. H.E. Pimer desires through
the columns of the Chronicle to express her heartful thanks for the
sympathy and assistance rendered to her in her sad bereavement.
1175. Wed Oct 5 1881: Miss Hattie Whitford, daughter
of Dea. Henry Whitford of Chestnut Hill, has been appointed to the
position of matron in the Massachusetts state reform school at Westborough.
1176. Wed Oct 5 1881: The Episcopal Aid society will
meet at the resident of Mrs. E.B. Chesbrough, No. 5 Center street
this (Wednesday) evening. Those interested, particularly the gentlemen
are requested to attend.
1177. Wed Oct 5 1881: Mr. Charles P. Clark, one of
the best known railroad men of New England, and formerly president
of the New York and New England road, has been appointed a vice-president
of the New York, New Haven and Hartford road.
1178. Wed Oct 5 1881: At the milkmen's convention held
on Tuesday of last week, it was voted unanimously to raise the price
of milk to eight cents a quart, owing to the severe drought. Owing
to the scarcity of water the milk has been of an unusually good quality
for the past month.
1179. Wed Oct 5 1881: Miss Lydia Kimball has gone to
Atlanta, Ga., to provide for the appetites of the seventeen other
Willimantic Linen company employees, who exhibit the process of making
thread at the cotton exposition. The exhibition is formally opened
to the public today.
1180. Wed Oct 5 1881: Miss Lillie Pearce, of Columbia,
S.C., is visiting with her brother, W.H. Pearce on Bellevue street.
Miss Pearce is a cultured elocutionary reader, whom our people have
had the pleasure of listening to on one or two occasions.
1181. Wed Oct 5 1881: A gentleman connected with the
Sanborne Map and publishing company, is taking an accurate survey
of this village for a map to be published in connection with others
of the larger towns of the state. They are gotten up for the convenience
of fire insurance companies.
1182. Wed Oct 5 1881: There will be a meeting of the
Civil Service Reform association at the office of George A. Conant
tomorrow, (Thursday) evening at 8 o'clock. It is designed to effect
a permanent organization at this meeting. Let the attendance be large.
1183. Wed Oct 5 1881: Messrs. W.H. Harrington and A.B.
Palmer have been in Boston buying their fall and winter stock of
clothing, which has arrived and is arranged on their counters. They
tell us that they are now carrying $20,000 worth of clothing and
1184. Wed Oct 5 1881: Excelsior Hook and Ladder company
went to New London this morning to participate in the annual parade
of the fire department of that city. They were accompanied by Chief
Engineer Billings, the Willimantic band, and a number of honorary
members of the company.
1185. Wed Oct 5 1881: Casey & Finegan are again
enlarging their store by the addition of a two-story building in
the rear, and if their business continue to increase at the present
rate, they will soon require still more room than this will afford.
They are receiving fresh supplies of new goods nearly every day from
Boston and New York.
1186. Wed Oct 5 1881: The residence of Mr. E. Perry
Butts was on Monday the scene of a pleasant gathering, the occasion
being the christening of an eight-months-old daughter,--Annie Scott,--of
Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Pearce. The baptismal ceremony was performed according
to the Episcopal form which is a beautiful service, by Rev. Dr. Giezy,
of Christ church, Norwich, assisted by Rev. Mr. Ashley of this place.
The rite was to have been administered at the Episcopal church in
Windham, but the weather prevented.
1187. Wed Oct 5 1881: The United States government
has fixed the following values on silver coins with holes in them:
Dollars, sixty-five cents; half dollars, thirty-five cents; quarter
dollars, fifteen cents; dimes, five cents; fives, four cents. These
values are placed upon coins so punched, with a view to calling in
and stopping the unlawful practice of mutilating silver money of
the United States.
1188. Wed Oct 5 1881: South Coventry.
Nathan Fuller, who has been occupying the Horace Lincoln farm, has moved
his family to Colchester.
Mrs. L.D. Wilson, of Bridgeport, was the guest of her sister last week.
The new books purchased by Mrs. H.F. Dimock have been sent in, nicely
covered with Van Everen's adjustable covers but are not quite ready for
distribution as there is some talk of a revision of the catalogue.
Mr. W. Rockwell and family, who have been visiting H.F. Dimock for a
few weeks, have returned to Brattleborough previous to their return to
their winter home in N.Y.
Mr. Walter Briggs spent the Sabbath and Monday with his family.
Mrs. J.V. B. Prince and son, who have been spending the heated term on
South street, returned to Brooklyn last Saturday.
Mrs. Sydney Curtis and daughter are the guests of Mrs. Dr. Dean.
The reception at the Congregational parsonage last Thursday evening,
was a particularly agreeable occasion, and as such gatherings serve to
cement a band of affection between pastor and people, we are pleased
to note that Rev. and Mrs. Headley are highly appreciated by the church
W.A. Babcock in a letter to his mother in this place says, that the two
Cleveland commandries held the post of honor in guarding the remains
of the deceased president, and that he was one of four Knights Templar
in full dress uniform that stood guard in the catafalque from 12 to 2
o'clock a.m., with four soldiers and outside there were two lines of
surrounding sentries. Emblems of mourning are still conspicuous, noticeable
among which is the bay window at the Methodist parsonage and the store
of Geo. Phillips.
L. Hall has had the piazza in front of his store handsomely painted.
Mrs. Martin, widow of Rev. Wm. D. Martin, late pastor of the congregational
church in this place, has presented the church with a fine Bible in behalf
of her husband.
Rev. Mr. Headley invited the young people to meet at his residence on
Monday evening for social chat, and they report themselves highly entertained.
1189. Wed Oct 5 1881: Lebanon.
A small barn belonging to Walter G. Kingsley and rented to Wm. A. Bailey,
took fire Sunday evening about 7:30 o'clock and with its contents
consisting of 1-2 ton of hay, 60 bushels of potatoes, chest of
carpenters' tools and a small quantity of lumber, was totally destroyed.
The house located about twenty feet distant was saved by the untiring
efforts of Mr. Bailey with assistance of his neighbors. We understand
there is a small insurance on the barn, also on tools and lumber.
The cause of the fire is said to have been incendiary.
Charles M. Borman confessed to having set the barn on fire, and a writ
was immediately gotten out for his arrest, and he is now in jail at Norwich
awaiting trial for incendiarism.
Miss Jennie Foote, of Colchester, is visiting the Misses Gay.
The Hon. Alfred Hebard, brother of the late Learned Hebard, Esq., wife
and daughter of Red Oak, Iowa, were in town last week visiting their
On Saturday last, Mr. Edward Stark, of Goshen, while in the pursuit of
game in the woods belonging to David Geer was led by the peculiar gamy
atmosphere surrounding a certain locality, to investigate the cause and
soon made the astonishing discovery of a dead horse attached to a wagon.
The horse had been taken to a secluded spot in the rear of a field adjoining
road, tied to a sapling by one of the lines and left to die of starvation.
From the appearance of the carcass it must have been there several weeks.
The horse was an old one and the vehicle a side spring market wagon,
and not very valuable. Whom the team belonged to, and why it came to
be left where it was found, is unknown and quite a mystery.
1190. Wed Oct 5 1881: Town Election.--The annual town
election on Monday, was attended with more than ordinary interest
and the total vote remarkably large for an election of town officers.
The day opened with rain and the indications were for its continuance
through the day. Mr. Allen Lincoln was appointed moderator, and Jerome
B. Baldwin and P.J. Brennan served as box tenders. The following
is the vote as declared, the successful ones being noted*:
*Albert Barrows, r 419
Samuel C. Smith, r 414
*George Lincoln, d 431
*E.H. Holmes Jr., d 431
George Lathrop, p 38
Orange S. Perkins, p 39
Board of Relief
John G. Keigwin, r 407
*Frank S. Fowler, r 426
*Freeman D. Spencer, d 423
*John Hickey, d 420
E.F. Reed, p 39
Marvin Burnham, p 36
*William B. Avery, r 409
Edwin E. Burnham, r 335
*M. Eugene Lincoln, d 465
*J. Griffin Martin, d 447
Joseph A. Lewis, p 42
James M. Hebbard, p 39
Wm. H. Alpaugh, r 414
*Henry N. Wales, d 428
Willard D. Pember, p 34
Wm. H. Alpaugh, r 414
*Henry N. Wales, d 440
Willard D. Pember, p 36
Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages
Wm. H. Alpaugh, r 416
*Henry N. Wales, d 452
Willard D. Pember, p 36
Registrar of Voters
*John G. Keigwin, r 406
*Charles S. Bliven, d 430
Willard D. Pember, p 38
Wm. B. Hawkins, r 416
A.S. Griffing, r 407
John B. Johnson, r 421
Waldo Bingham, r 420
Edward E. Burnham, r 399
Mason Lincoln, r 418
*John Bowman, d 424
*Lloyd E. Baldwin, d 427
*Wm. Tracy, d 425
*Martin Flint, d 432
*Chas. Barstow, d $35
*Giles H. Alford, d 422
Joel Fox, p 37
Geo. Lathrop, p 38
E.F. Reed, p 37
Jas. Schofield, p 38
Geo. E. Bean, p 37
Delos W. Conant, p 38
Alonzo B. Green, r 411
Geo. Bernhardt, r 418
*Edwin H. Hall Jr., r 421
Geo. W. Phillips, r 395
Lucius M. Sessions, r 394
Dwight A. Lyman, r 393
Albert Barrows, r 417
*L.J. Hammond, d 439
*Geo. F. Spafford, d 438
*Geo. B. McCracken, d 435
Luke Flynn Jr., d 417
*E.W. Avery, d 432
*Thomas F. Foran, d 434
*A.G. Wickwire, d 420
C.O. Terry, p 42
C.E. Peck, p 38
Dan. P. Dunn, p 41
Dwight F. Blish, p 39
F.W. Crowell, p 38
Andrew J. Lawton, p 39
Jesse H. Penrie, p 36
Lucius M. Sessions, r 408
*Edwin H. Hall Jr., r 420
Luke Flynn Jr., d 413
*L.J. Hammond, d 436
Chas. E. Peck, p 40
Dwight F. Blist, p 41
Treasurer of Town Deposit Fund
Wm. FC. Jillson, r 417
*Chester Tilden, d 426
Geo. Smith, p 38
School Visitiros 3 years
*Marcus L. Tryon, r 419
*Albert Barrows, r 420
*E.H. Holmes Jr., d 435
J.A. McDonald, d 411
James Hebbard, p 38
Willard D. Pember, p 38
School Visitors 2 years
*Geo. W. Melony, r 426
F.O. Bennett, d 403
Auditors Town Account
*Jas. E. Hayden, r 412
*Albert R. Morrison, d 434
John A. Conant, p 39
1191. Wed Oct 5 1881: There are now about 300 Indians
armed, equipped, drilled and in the pay of the United States, and
designated as "scouts." Of these less than 100 are in Arizona,
while the balance are scattered through New Mexico and the Department
of the Platte.
1192. Wed Oct 5 1881: Apache Atrocities. This is the
pleasant picture of Mr. and Mrs. Apache drawn by a Chicago Times
correspondent, who has been down to the scene of the late trouble
in Arizona: He cuts off the nose of a prisoner while yet alive, and
throwing them on the coals will allow them to become half broiled,
and then thrust them in the mouth and down the throat of his victim.
He will heat a piece of iron and with this pierce the cheeks of a
living man through and through, and then let the instrument serve
as a gag between the jaws of the horrified captive. Terrible as these
tortures may appear, it is the squaw who exhibits a refinement of
cruelty that puts the male Apache to shame. She it is who invents
new and startling devices for mutilation of the dead, and in their
execution chuckles with feverish glee.
1193. Wed Oct 5 1881: Divorce in the west has been
put to many uses. It was left for an Ohio woman to find in it a new
way to pay old debts. Owing a man $320, she cancelled the obligation
by marrying him and then immediately got a divorce for $60, leaving
a clear gain of $260.
1194. Wed Oct 5 1881: If the report is true that General
Sherman wept at the celebration at Worcester when the band struck
up "Marching through Georgia," it was, undoubtedly, because
he felt certain that he could never visit a place without having
the same tiresome old tune dinned in his ears.
1195. Wed Oct 5 1881: Ashford.
Mrs. Edward H. Squier, formerly of this place but now of Worcester, Mass.,
has been visiting friends here.
W.H. Platt, son of Judge Platt of this town, has left his situation as
clerk in the dry goods store of Brown, Thompson & Co. of Hartford,
and has, in company with John Cleveland, son of Hon. E.S. Cleveland,
accepted a position a traveling salesman for the Hartford Silver Plate
Co. of Hartford, and will leave Oct. 3d, for the West. During Mr. Cleveland's
brief visit here last summer he made many friends and these together
with the many friends of Mr. Platt, wish them success in their new avocation.
W.C. Durkee has purchased what was formerly known as the Nott place,
of J.C. Bugbee, of Willimantic, and will cut the timber off this winter.
This is a historic place, having long been noted as the birthplace and
early residence of President Nott, whose mother, in the middle of winter,
sheared her sheep, spun the wool, and wove it into cloth to make her
son a suit of clothes, so that he might enter college. This place was
located near the old Baptist meeting house in West Ashford, the first
Baptist church ever erected in Ashford, and which remained standing for
a long time after it had become unfit for religious worship. Well do
we recollect the last time that ever a religious meeting was held there,
which occurred on a pleasant Sunday afternoon in early Autumn, the boarding
on the lower part of the edifice had been removed by the hand of the
trespasser, and the floor had been torn up, save in one corner of the
building where the congregation managed to get seats during the service.
This old edifice did not long survive, for some persons unbeknown to
the writer, on the Lord's sacred day, so I am told, cut the posts off
and the whole structure fell in one mass of ruins.
1196. Wed Oct 5 1881: Died.
Spencer--In Willimantic, Sept. 28th, Louisa Spencer, age 20 years.
Stevens--In Mansfield, Oct. 5th, Forest Stevens, Age 2 months.
Tricket--In Willimantic, Sept. 30th, John L. Tricket, Age 1 year.
Casse--In Willimantic, Oct. 1st, Emelia Casse, Age 22 years.
Willie--In East Hampton, Sept. 27, Newton L. Willey, aged 25 years.
1197. Wed Oct 5 1881: Mansfield.
Mrs. Elijah Shumway, residing near Wormwood hill, fell across the door-sill
recently, and broke her wrist. Dr. Hills of Willimantic set the
Last week, Miss Hattie Knowlton, daughter of Edwin K. of West Ashford,
while trying to catch some chickens, stepped upon a stone, which turned
her ankle out and broke her leg. Dr. Bennett of Willimantic who happened
to be near was called, and turned the ankle in and set the bones. She
is now getting along finely.
Later.--W.E. Swift and A.W. Buchanan, democratic, have been declared
elected, the vote stood, for Buchanan 62, Swift 63, and Bolles 59. Mr.
Joe Barrows has by his indefatigable labors in the republican ranks elevated
himself to a high stand in the councils of that party.
1198. Wed Oct 5 1881: South Windham.
E.P. Butler met with a somewhat serious accident on Wednesday of last
week. While riding a bicycle at great speed down the sidewalk on
Main St. his foot slipped from the pedal and he was thrown to the
ground with great violence, bruising him to such an extent that
he was unable to attend his school the remainder of the week. He
proposes to race at Pleasant Valley however, at the fair.
Dr. Barstow has moved to Windham.
A representative of the first regiment was in town last week to settle
for the damage the brave soldiers caused in some gardens hereabouts on
their return from the Groton centennial. Timothy Palmer seemed to be
damaged to the greatest extend as he claims they destroyed cabbages and
squashes in large numbers for him.
A large force of men is at work getting ship timber from the Babcock
woods near the residence of C.E. Spencer. The trees were felled and trimmed
last winter with the intention of taking them to New London, but I understand
were purchased afterwards by the present owner who is now rapidly getting
it into shape for use. It is pronounced excellent timber, but owing probably
to the careless way of falling the trees it is said to be rather difficult
to get at.
I recently visited the S.O. Hatch place on "Kick Hill," now
owned by Mr. Abell from Lebanon, and was astonished at the vast quantity
of grapes grown there this fall. It is estimated that there are 200 bushels
there now. Some few years ago Mr. Hatch planted upwards of a thousand
vines of several different varieties, and they have now just reached
a bearing condition. The vines are literally loaded with grapes in large
bunches and are truly a sight to behold. I was told they were to be gathered
the present week--that is all that were left after myself and party had
finished eating. It was hard to do so but we really had to leave some
1199. Wed Oct 5 1881: Columbia.
Miss Orilla Fuller is still confined to her bed, and her head seems to
be the seat of the difficulty. Every afternoon her mind seems wandering,
and there are apprehensions that even now it may result inflammation
of the brain.
Miss Hortense Downer is visiting friends in Glastonbury.
Charles A. Post, of Hartford, was in town Tuesday.
The new buildings at Hop River are rapidly nearing completion and are
a decided improvement to the appearance of the village.
Geo. B. Fuller has a very handsome cupola on his new barn.
Carlos Collins is having an addition put on his barn by Alfred Lyman.
1200. Wed Oct 5 1881: A Competent Tutor, a College
Graduate, would give private instruction to a few pupils this winter,
either in the common branches or in preparation for college. Terms
reasonable. For particulars address P.O. Box 271, Willimantic, Ct.
1201. Wed Oct 5 1881: Sitting Bull is a plump up and
down man. When he says he has killed twenty-seven Indians he pulls
out a bundle of twenty-seven scalps and asks the interviewer to count
1202. Wed Oct 5 1881: Town Elections.
Chaplin. Selectmen--Ephraim W. Day, Mason A. Bates, r; Jas. R. Utley,
d. Town Clerk--Jared W. Lincoln, r.
Pomfret. Selectmen--T.W. Williams, G.W. Taft, r; E.F. White, d. Town
Clerk--E.P. Hayward, r.
Eastford. Selectmen--James M. Keith, Silas E. Simmons, r; A.D. Cady,
d. Town Clerk--J.D. Barrows, r.
Hampton. Selectmen--David Greenslit, Israel E. Harvey, r; Geo. H. Kimball,
d. Town Clerk--Wm. H. Burnham, r.
Canterbury--Selectmen--Elderkin Waldo, Norman Appley, John T. Shea, d;
Chas. Bennett, Thos. G. Clark, r. Town Clerk--Wm. S. Adams, d.
Woodstock. Selectmen--Wm. B. Lester, Albert A. Paine, r; H.R. Safford,
d. Town Clerk--H.M. Gifford, r.
Scotland. Selectmen--S.B. Sprague, M. Luther Barstow, r; Henry Lincoln,
rd. Town Clerk--Wm. F. Palmer, r.
Thompson. Selectmen--M.F. Towne, J.N. Upham, r; John Elliott, d. Town
Clerk--J.N. Kingsbury, r.
Putnam. Selectmen--A. Herendeen, J. Carpenter, r; E. Mullan, d. Town
Clerk--J.W. Manning, r.
Lebanon. Selectmen--Joseph C. Crandall, Charles J. Abell, r; Chas. B.
Noyes, d. Town Clerk--W.G. Kingsley, r.
Griswold. Selectmen--Israel Mathewson, Andrew Edmond, r; Stephen Tiffany,
d. Town Clerk--Henry Spalding, r.
Colchester. Selectmen--R.R. Carrington, Ralph J. Carrier, d; H.P. Buell,
r. Town Clerk--Geo. D. Bingham, d.
Preston. Selectmen--J.L. Hill, Wm. Briggs, d; Henry Hopkins, r. Town
Brooklyn. Selectmen--Wm. H. Putnam, Wm. H. Cutler, r; Darius Day, d.
Town Clerk--Alva Wylie, d.
Lisbon. Selectmen--R.C. Hyde, R.W. Fitch, d; J.H. Kennedy, r. Town Clerk--Henry
Stafford. Selectmen--C.B. Newton, Orson Richardson, d; E.C. Dennis, r.
Town Clerk--Minor Kinney, d.
Killingly. Selectmen--E.R. Burlingame, C.P. Card, Franklyn Wood, r; G.R.
Davis, E.A. Hill, d. Town Clerk--Henry S. Young, r.
Franklin. Selectmen--H.W. Kingsley, Joseph I. Hyde, r; Henry Bellows,
d. Town Clerk--S.G. Hartshorn, r.
Ashford. Selectmen--Mason S. Kendall, Loomis E. Stowell, d; S.B. Tifft,
r. Town Clerk--Davis A. Baker, d.
1203. Wed Oct 12 1881: About Town.
Miss Orilla Fuller, the Natchaug teacher who was recently injured by
being thrown from a wagon, is rapidly recovering.
E.A. Burdick had a finger broken while playing ball last Thursday on
A.B. Palmer and L.J. Hammond are absent on their annual tour to Malone,
Joel ought to be proud of his record. He ran ahead of his ticket for
warden a number representing one sixth of the total vote of the party
nominating him, a result unapproached and unapproachable by any other
candidate. But perhaps it was because he belongs to the masonic fraternity.
1204. Wed Oct 12 1881: Buck & Durkee's grain team
was unloading into a car on the New London Northern road at the depot
on Monday, and was standing on the track when a train came in sight.
The driver lost his presence of mind and left the team to its fate.
The engine struck the wagon, reducing it to kindling wood, and slightly
injuring the horse.
1205. Wed Oct 12 1881: Cooley's Weekly says that "W.B.
Avery, of Willimantic, the genial and courteous official who represents
the Northern road at that place is also the sole representative of
the Republican party, elected to office in that town for the coming
1206. Wed Oct 12 1881: Two New England counterfeit
notes, made by the photographic process, have just been discovered
in circulation. A $5 note on the Leicester National bank of Leicester,
Mass., no bank or treasury number given; a $5 note on the First National
bank of St. Johnsbury, Vt., charter number 489, bank notes 325, treasury
number B 120,360. The notes are said to be poorly executed and they
should be readily detected.
1207. Wed Oct 12 1881: Whether Buffalo Bill ever had
any perilous adventures on the plains or not, he certainly has been
endangered of late as a mock hero of the theatres. Soon after being
murderously assailed with a tomahawk in Chicago by one of the Indians
who figure in his play, he was fired upon three times in Council
Bluffs by a lunatic.
1208. Wed Oct 12 1881: Dr. F.H. Houghton returned yesterday
from his home in Maine whither he was summoned last week to attend
the funeral of his brother, Rev. A.L. Houghton. Memorial services
were held in Lawrence, Mass., last Wednesday, and in Lowell; Mass.,
and Lewiston, Maine, last Sabbath at the churches where the deceased
was formerly located.
1209. Wed Oct 12 1881: The drummer of the Willimantic
band found the bright eyes of the Falls maidens too many for his
peace of mind at the banquet of the William M. Williams Co, on Saturday
evening.--Norwich News, 10th.
1210. Wed Oct 12 1881: Constables Flynn and Wickwire
have been appointed night watchmen by the new board of borough officers.
1211. Wed Oct 12 1881: The new board of warden and
burgesses met yesterday morning, organized and proceeded to business.
A street committee was appointed consisting of the Warden, Burgesses
Congdon and Buck; the Warden, Burgesses McCracken and Miller were
appointed license committee: Burgesses Kingsley and Clark, and C.A.
Capen were appointed library committee.
1212. Wed Oct 12 1881: By the death of Mr. James Martin,
Willimantic loses one of her oldest and best known citizens. He was
sexton of the Congregational church for many years, and had charge
of the Willimantic cemetery up to the time of his death. It is said
that he set out every tree on the grounds with one exception. His
funeral took place on Saturday, Rev. S. McBurney officiating. Revs.
Sharpe and Willard, Mr. Martins old pastors were unable to be present.
All the church bells were tolled as a token respect.
1213. Wed Oct 12 1881: Capt. Tribble has gone to Yorktown,
to engage in the restaurant business during the Centennial Celebration.
1214. Wed Oct 12 1881: N.H. Twist took the first premium
on photographs at the Pleasant Valley fair.
1215. Wed Oct 12 1881: The chestnut crop was spoiled
by the cold weather last week. The burrs were not fully grown when
the frost came, and instead of cracking open, they blasted and dropped
1216. Wed Oct 12 1881: Rev. S. McBurney preached at
Scotland last Sunday morning.
1217. Wed Oct 12 1881: E.A. Barrows and N.A. Stearns
are delegates to the fourteenth annual conference of Congregational
churches to be held in West Winsted, Oct. 18th.
1218. Wed Oct 12 1881: H. Philbrick has opened a shoemaking
establishment in the front room of the Hanover building. He has a
fine location and evidently understands his business. See card in
1219. Wed Oct 12 1881: All the Linen Company's works
were closed for two hours for lack of water, on Monday morning, except
mill No. 4.
1220. Wed Oct 12 1881: Lewis Burlingham has moved to
his recently purchased farm in Scotland.
1221. Wed Oct 12 1881: Allen Lincoln and Philo Preston
are delegates to the consociation of Congregational churches held
at Chaplin yesterday and today.
1222. Wed Oct 12 1881: The Storrs agricultural school
at Mansfield was formally opened Friday. Addresses were delivered
by Secretary Northrop of the state board of education, John M. Hall
of this village and James B. Olcott, of Manchester. There eleven
students in the school, two of them being from Hartford county.
1223. Wed Oct 12 1881: Water has been an article of
merchandise in Willimantic for several weeks. Some families have
been supplied by the milkmen, who bring a day's supply in milk cans
each morning. Others buy by the barrel, and some have had their cisterns
filled by the street water cart. The springs on the hill do not flow
but a small part of the time, and wells that are not dry are in great
demand--so much so that in some cases the owners have been compelled
to refuse their neighbors permission to draw from them. All this
shows emphatically that Willimantic greatly needs a never-failing
supply of pure water.
1224. Wed Oct 12 1881: Auctions--Tuesday, Oct. 25,
the machine shop and tools, and 8 acres of land belonging to the
estate of the late Joseph N. Dow, of South Coventry. See advertisement.
Monday, Oct. 24, farm, stock, farming tools, hay, straw, grain, and household
furniture of john Coil, of Tobacco street in Lebanon.
Tuesday, Nov. 1, stock, tools, crops, household furniture, fowls, swine,
dog, and farm (if not previously disposed of at private sale) of E.M.
Burchard in Lebanon, one mile east of the brick church.
1225. Wed Oct 12 1881: Town Meeting.
The adjourned town meeting yesterday excited by little interest, only
about one hundred being present. It was voted to lay an eight and
one-half mill tax to defray the expenses of the town during the
year. Of this amount a sum equal to what would be raised by a one
mill tax was appropriated for highways, and $3000 for schools.
Action in regard to the petition of Niles Potter and five others in regard
to laying out and constructing a highway from a street on land of Willimantic
Linen Co. to a point in the highway between the residence of Niles Potter
and Rebecca Young was indefinitely postponed.
The selectmen were instructed to settle the bills of E.B. Sumner, Huber
Clark, and John L. Hunter, for services before the committee on the Court
House question at Hartford according to their best judgement, it being
the sentiment of the meeting that the attorneys should be paid for their
Action was indefinitely postponed in regard to laying a tax to pay expenses
in suit of James S. Parsons against the Town of Windham.
The last clause in the warning was to see if the town will vote to instruct
the selectmen to commence suit against Smith, Winchester & Co., to
collect the amount paid by the town in the case of James S. Parsons against
the town of Windham. This was indefinitely postponed, the voters taking
the ground that the meeting was not the proper place to decide the matter,
but that the selectmen should after taking counsel, do as they thought
proper in the premises.
1226. Wed Oct 12 1881: Civil Service Reform.--The Civil
Service Reform Association completed a permanent organization on
Thursday evening by the election of the following officers:
President, Geo. A. Conant; First Vice President, J.B. Welch; Treasurer,
Ivan A. Culverhouse; Secretary, Allen B. Lincoln; Executive Committee,
James A. Stillman, Frank F. Webb, Frank M. Wilson, Chas. H. Colgrove,
Chas. B. Pomeroy, M. Eugene Lincoln, Andrew J. Bowen, John B. Welch.
The object of the association is to establish a system of appointment,
promotion, and removal in the Civil Service, founded upon the principle
that public office is a public trust, admission to which should depend
upon proved fitness.
1227. Wed Oct 12 1881: Post Surgeons.--Orders have
been issued from the adjutant general's office appointing post surgeons
for the examination of applications for exemption from military service
New London County--Francis N. Braman, New London; S.L. Sprague, Norwich;
E.F. Coates, Stonington; Seth L. Chase, Colchester, George W. Harris,
Old Lyme; Wm. Soule, Griswold.
Windham County--William A. Lewis, Plainfield; John B. Kent, Putnam; T.
Morton Hills, Windham; A.S. Leonard, Woodstock; Samuel Hutchings, Killingly;
Lowell Holbrook, Thompson.
Tolland County--S.G. Risley, Rockville; C.B. Newton, Stafford Springs;
Henry S. Dean, South Coventry; Fredrick Johnson, Mansfield.
All persons between eighteen and forty-five years of age, desiring exemption
from military duty and commutation tax, by reason of mental or physical
disability, must report to one of the post surgeons for examination,
and if found exempt will be furnished with a certificate of exemption,
to be filed by them with the selectmen of the town where they are liable
to enrollment. Those who were exempted by post surgeons in 1878, 1879
and 1880, and the disability classed as permanent, will not be required
to be examined again, unless ordered by the surgeon general. The dates
for examination are as follows: Oct. 12th, 19th and 25th, Nov. 2d, 16th,
23d, and 30th, from 2 to 9 p.m. Persons not filing their certificate
of exemption with the selectmen before the first day of January will
be debarred from exemption for the year.
1228. Wed Oct 12 1881: Borough Election. The borough
election on Monday, called out a large vote. The following is the
vote at Mondays' meeting, those elected being marked with a star.*
*Albert Barrows, r 370
Lucius H. Clark, r 364
*Thos. R. Congdon, r 370
George Lincoln, d 367
*John R. Root, d 373
James E. Murray, d 361
W.D. Pember, p 13
E.F. Reed, p 12
O.S. Perkins, p 13
Frank Fowler, 1
John Moulton, 1
Board of Relief
Frank S. Fowler, r 365
*J.D. Wheeler, r 372
Mason Lincoln, r 366
*John Hickey, d 369
*J.H. Moulton, d 370
Lorin Lincoln, d 367
J.A. Conant, p 13
Edmund Crane, p 11
J.A. Lewis, p 14
F.H. Fowler, 1
Geo. M. Harrington, r 362
*Lloyd E. Baldwin, d 367
Joel Fox, p 14
H.N. Wales, 1
Gen. Baldin, 1
Geo. M. Harring, 1
C.A. Capen, r 367
*Frank F. Webb, d 372
Geo. Smith, p 13
Webb, Frank H. 1
C.A. Capen, r 365
*Frank F. Webb, d 372
Geo. Smith, p 13
C.S. Billings, r 364
Henry L. Hall, r 365
James Martin, r 368
J.M. Alpaugh, r 363
*S.J. Miller, r 377
*E. Augustus Clark, r 370
*Hyde Kingsley, d 374
J.O'Sullivan, d 364
*E.A. Buck, d 376
*G.B. McCracken, d 370
*C.E. Congdon, d 370
A.R. Morrison, d 369
C.O. Terry, p 13
O.W. Little, p 12
Geo. E. Stiles, p 13
D.W. Conant, p 13
W.H. Burlingham, p 12
D.F. Blish, p 13
James Murray, 1
E.B. Sumner, 1
L.M. Sessions, r 325
*Luke Flynn, d 349
D.P. Dunn, p 16
L.M. Sessions, r 326
*Luke Flynn, d 347
D.P. Dunn, p 12
1229. Wed Oct 12 1881: A Card.--The officers and members
of Montgomery hose company No. 2, desire to return their sincere
thanks to the young ladies, who so kindly assisted in decorating
the room and tables on the 1st inst. Joseph Donohue, Thomas Ashton,
1230. Wed Oct 12 1881: Charles Bennett, of Blissville,
Lisbon, has a chestnut tree that has a crop of nuts and blossoms
1231. Wed Oct 12 1881: Bozrah is to pay $5 bounty for
foxes, fifty cents for hawks and ten cents for woodchucks the coming
1232. Wed Oct 12 1881: Mansfield Center.
The board of School Visitors met at the Town Clerk's office Monday afternoon
and organized by electing Dr. E.G. Sumner chairman, Rev. K.B. Glidden
secretary. Rev. K.B. Glidden and Rev. N. Beach were appointed acting
visitors. John S. Hanks was elected to fill the vacancy occasioned
by the failure of the moderator to declare him elected at the late
town election on account of a supposed error in the ballot.
Mr. Gilbert Williams who was elected as Selectman on the democratic ticket,
declines to serve. It is hoped that G.W. More will be elected to fill
the vacancy as he has given excellent satisfaction the past two or three
1233. Wed Oct 12 1881: Ashford.
The town at its annual meeting voted to instruct its representatives
to be elected in November next, to vote and use their influence
in favor of the repeal of so much of the Act of the last legislature
as makes Putnam the Shire town of Windham County. The town is well
united on this and any candidates for the office of representatives,
will have to be very decided in this matter, and their opinions
well known, or else they won't get the votes of the town, for this
matter will rise above party.
Henry E. Robins has returned from a trip to Tennessee and reports things
in a very bad condition there. The drought having continued so long that
many of the streams are dried up, the crops are very short, not one quarter
the usual quantity of corn will be harvested this year, and many other
things will be scarce there the coming winter.
John Bolles the popular stage driver on route from Ashford to Willimantic
has put on a new and elegant coach and is ready to take passengers anywhere
along the line, and give them very much better accommodations than formerly,
which will be duly appreciated by the traveling public.
Albert Slaid and H.E. Robins, captured a fox last Saturday.
1234. Wed Oct 12 1881: Pomfret Landing.
A ten-year-old son of Henry S. Young was recently severely injured by
a horse he was sent to catch. The horse suddenly turned and kicked
him in the head. The boy was unconscious for some time, but will
probably recover from the injury.
Our school is taught by Arthur Hyde, son of the late Rev. Henry F. Hyde
of Rockville, Ct.
1235. Wed Oct 12 1881: Columbia.
Miss Orilla Fuller was removed to the residence of her father on Chestnut
Hill, last Tuesday, and no injury resulted from it; her head continues
to trouble her but as the shock was so severe at the time of the
accident it seems miraculous that she has convalesced so rapidly.
Henry Champlin has recently put in a new chimney to his house.
Geo. B. Fuller is having a well dug on his new premises.
Dr. T.R. Parker has been spending a few days with his parents in Montville.
Miss Alice Lyman and mother, of Albany, N.Y., left town for home on Tuesday.
Mrs. Sybil Robertson is visiting with her sons in Hartford.
Rev. F.D. Avery exchanged with Rev. Mr. Headley, of South Coventry last
The finishing touches are being put on S.F. Ticknor's house and it will
soon be ready for occupancy.
Mr. Cummings and family from Norwich are to occupy N.K. Holbrook's house
on Pine street.
1236. Wed Oct 12 1881: Battle With a Rat. A few nights
ago a Hartford man heard a rat in his sleeping-room, and on striking
a light found that his ratship had evidently lost his way, for he
was running wildly about seeking a place to escape. The gentleman
opened a door to get a broom or some other weapon with which to dispatch
him, and the frightened rat taking advantage of the opening scampered
across the room over the man's bare feet and out of the door before
it could be closed. The rat ran down the back stairs and into the
kitchen, followed by the man clad only in his night robe, with a
kerosene lamp in one hand and a broom in the other. Before beginning
the fight in earnest the gentleman let in his young dog, thinking
this would be a good time to initiate the animal into the mystery
of rat-killing. The dog got his eye upon the rat--a large old fellow--and
skulked off into one corner and lay down. The gentleman, seeing his "purp" was
not to be depended upon, "went for" the rat with his broom.
He brought the weapon down with a vengeance, but the rat wasn't there.
After two or three mis-strikes the man's "dander riz," and
the battle was vigorously waged. The rat circled round and round
the room, followed by his human foe with a high-lifted lamp and swinging
broom. This animated scene also frightened the dog, and he went round
and round the room with master and rat, adding to the uproar. The
rat was so desperately scared he at last, in sheer desperation, sprang
toward the man ran up his legs and half way up his body before he
was dislodged. This sudden onslaught caused the gentleman to retire
for a few minutes, and when he returned he was in full dress, with
rubber boots on and breeches legs tucked in at the top. No more rats
on uncovered legs in his'n. Now he was ready for the fray again.
But where was the rat? He was nowhere to be seen. The gentleman looked
in every nook and corner for him, but he was not to be found. The
dog still occupied his corner, and was trembling as though badly
frightened. His master spoke kindly to him, and the animal came toward
him, when, lo! The rat was exposed to view. In his fright he had
taken refuge under the dog. The gentleman once more went for the
rat, and the scene was repeated, the rat again running to the dog
for safety. He was dislodged from this retreat a second time, and
once more when hard pressed he turned upon his two-legged adversary.
But before the rat could clamber up his person a blow from the broom
stunned him and a boot-heel finished the fight. The skirmish lasted
about half an hour, no rat ever before making a more desperate struggle
for his life. But the odds were "agin" him from the start,
and once more victory must be credited to the enemy of the rat race.
1237. Wed Oct 12 1881: Died.
Spencer--In Willimantic, Sept. 28th, Louisa Spencer, Age 20 years.
Stevens--In Mansfield, Oct. 5th, Forest Stevens, Age 2 months.
Tricket--In Willimantic, Sept. 30th, John L. Tricket, Age 1 year.
Casse--In Willimantic, Oct. 1st, Emelia Casse, Age 22 years.
Willie--In East Hampton, Sept. 27, Newton L. Willey, aged 25 years.
1238. Wed Oct 12 1881: Scotland.
Rev. S. McBurney preached at the Congregational church last Sunday morning.
Miss Jennie Ashley died last Friday morning after a long and severe illness.
The funeral was attended on Sunday afternoon at the Congregational church,
Rev. Mr. Nichols officiating.
Lew Burlingham has moved to the Charles Smith farm, which he recently
purchased of Benjamin Corbin.
Egbert Bass of our town has sold about $200 worth of fine peaches this
The sad news came to us on Tuesday of the death of Charlie Carey, at
Ithaca, New York, of typhoid fever. He has been ill for some time, and
his father, Mr. Alfred Carey, had been with him for about a week before
his death. Charlie was a promising young man, and had just entered the
Cornell university to complete his education. The funeral services will
be held on Thursday. His age was 21 years.
1239. Wed Oct 12 1881: Brooklyn.
A meeting of the directors of the Telephone company was held Monday.
I was informed by Mr. Potter, secretary and treasurer of the company,
that work would begin at once and be pushed with vigor, so in a
few weeks we can hope to hold communication with Danielsonville
The first of the series of entertainments given by the Brooklyn Star
course, will take place in the Town Hall, Monday evening Oct. 24th. Those
who have never heard Miss Nellie Brown can be sure of passing a pleasant
evening in attending. Single tickets are but 25 cents; for the whole
course of six; only $1, for sale by Alva Wylie at the post office.
Mr. D.B. Hatch and family return to New York next week for the winter.
The workmen passed through this village last week, putting up another
wire for the use of the raid transit company.
1240. Wed Oct 12 1881: Hebron.
Miss Anna Porter daughter of H.F. Porter, Esq. will engage in the dressmaking
business at her father's residence. She is deserving of a liberal
The crack of the sportmans gun can now be heard from all quarters. Squirrels
are plenty but quail and partridge rather scarce. A party of hunters
from Hartford, have been stopping at J.H. Jaggar's for a few days past.
1241. Wed Oct 12 1881: The village of Suffield is considerably
stirred up over the report from all quarters of a panther that has
been seen and heard prowling about the village for the past three
months. Indeed so many stories are told about the animal hanging
around Muddy Brook, in the vicinity of the depot, that children are
kept in-doors right along these evenings.
1242. Wed Oct 12 1881: Notice--I have given my son,
David J. Rice, his time during his minority and shall claim some
of his earnings after this date. William Rice. Willimantic, October
1243. Wed Oct 12 1881: At a Court of Probate holden
at Windham, within and for the District of Windham, on the 10th day
of Oct., A.D. 1881. Present, Huber Clark, Esq., Judge. This court
doth direct George C. Martin, administrator on the insolvent estate
of Olmsted B. Smith, late of Windham, in said district deceased,
represented to be insolvent, to give notice to all persons interested
in the estate of said deceased, to appear, (if they see cause,) before
the court of Probate to be holden at the Probate office in said district,
on the 20th day of Oct. 1881, at 9 o'clock in the forenoon to be
heard relative to the appointment of commissioners on said estate,
by posting said order of notice on a public sign-post in said town
of Windham, nearest to the place where the deceased last dwelt, and
by advertising the same in a newspaper published in Willimantic.
Certified from Record, Huber Clark, Judge.
1244. Wed Oct 12 1881: H. Philbrick, Manufacturer and
Dealer in hand made fine boots & shoes of all kinds, for Gents,
Ladies and Children's wear. All orders promptly filled at short notice.
Repairing neatly done without delay. Hanover Block, Willimantic.
1245. Wed Oct 19 1881: About Town.
The finder of a shawl, which is advertised in this paper, will be rewarded
by leaving it at this office.
The effects of the lately deceased Henry E. Knowlton, of West Ashford,
will be sold at public auction Tuesday, Oct. 25th.
N.W. Leavitt formerly of this place, and Arnold Leach of Putnam are organizing
a show troupe for the amusement of the show going public of New England.
The removal of a skylight in the photograph gallery in Commercial block
brought down a flood of water, yesterday, into the stores beneath, but
luckily without damage to goods.
H.H. Flint's drug store is undergoing a renovating process and being
tastefully repainted within. The Brainard house is also receiving the
attention of painters and paper hangers on the inside.
1246. Wed Oct 19 1881: Michael Nelligan is building a large tenement
house near Jackson on the line of the street which was proposed to be
built from Jackson to Elm, but which after being voted the vote was unwisely
1247. Wed Oct 19 1881: At the republican caucus held
at Franklin hall Monday night the following delegates were chosen
to represent this town at the senatorial convention in Plainfield
next Thursday, J.M. Hall, E.E. Burham, E.H. Hall, Jr. and J.M. Alpaugh.
1248. Wed Oct 19 1881: A.B. Holmes, on Railroad street
would like to call the attention of people interested to the fact
that he has perfected arrangements for supplying the best qualities
of shell oysters. He has put in a counter over which he will retail
them on the half shell.
1249. Wed Oct 19 1881: At the thirty-fifth annual meeting
of the Connecticut State Teachers' Association held in Hartford for
three days beginning Oct 25th. Mr. J.B. Welch, principal of Natchaug
high school, of this village, discusses the subject, "The place
of Biology in the high school."
1250. Wed Oct 19 1881: We take the following from the
New Britain Record: "Mr. W.C. Crandall, formerly of Willimantic,
at present book-keeper for the firm of Beaton Bros., advertises in
another column to give instruction on the cabinet or reed organ to
a limited number of pupils, and would be pleased to hear from any
1251. Wed Oct 19 1881: N.D. Kenyon, of this village,
recently received a prize from the Rochester Nursery, the largest
in the world, employing 375 salesmen, for selling the most goods
of any of its employees in a given length of time. A flattering complement
to his perseverance. He has sold in this village ninety of the Poplington
grape vine, which is pretty good for one variety of fruit.
1252. Wed Oct 19 1881: We have a brace of clergymen
who are gifted not only as preachers but as marksmen. They have been
enjoying the pleasures of squirrel and bird hunting the past week,
and it is said they can bring down game from a tree-top with the
greatest ease or aim an unerring shot at partridge on the wing. We
warrant even a minister will receive no reproach for indulging in
this heath-going sport if he can hit a barn door at a respectable
1253. Wed Oct 19 1881: The Episcopal Aid Society at
a meeting last week, appointed J.L. Hunter, A.R. Morrison and T.
Beckwith, a committee to select a building site for a new Episcopal
1254. Wed Oct 19 1881: Severe damage to the cranberries
on the Eaton meadow, in Mansfield was occasioned by frost last week,
about fifty bushels were ruined.
1255. Wed Oct 19 1881: The saloon under Hamlin block
which was recently sold, has been closed up by an attachment claiming
bogus sale levied by the creditors of the former proprietor.
1256. Wed Oct 19 1881: The receivers of the insolvent
Willimantic Trust company on Saturday the 15th, declared a dividend
to the depositers of 12 1-2 per cent, making in all 62 1-2 per cent
of their deposits. This is some encouragement and was no doubt thankfully
1257. Wed Oct 19 1881: Edward Carey was on Saturday
brought before the County Commissioners by prosecuting agent Sumner
on a charge of violating the liquor law in selling liquor on a beer
license. He plead guilty to the charge and paid costs. By a law passed
at the last session of the legislature his bondsman has incurred
the liability to be sued by the County treasurer for $1,000 for such
violation, but whether it will be brought or not we have not been
1258. Wed Oct 19 1881: The new silk firm of Gardner
& Pearce at Conantville, which has taken possession of the Bottum silk
mills, is rapidly and effectively perfecting arrangements to introduce their
goods through the South, where the last named member of the firm is extensively
acquainted and favorably known. They are energetic in pushing the business
and have engaged Mr. Washbune, of South Coventry, as salesman. With much more
such talent as this, their undertaking cannot be otherwise than successful.
1259. Wed Oct 19 1881: The funeral yesterday at St.
Joseph church was that of John Jones Morrison, a victim of the New
York and New England railroad. He had been employed on the road but
one week when the accident occurred. In passing through Waterford,
Mass., on Monday he was probably unaware of the covered bridge there
and did not take the caution to avoid it. He was hurled down between
the cars and his head severed from his body, by the wheels. He was
twenty-one years old and a son of Martin Morrison, who resides at
the corner of Spruce and Prospect streets.
1260. Wed Oct 19 1881: The Rev. Samuel R. Free, of
Stafford Springs, has been engaged for a term of six months by the
Congregational committee to supply that pulpit, commencing the first
Sunday in November. About the matter the Tolland County Press has
the following: "Rev. S.R. Free asks for a release from his engagement
to supply the Congregational church here until April next. The cause
is the action of the church at Willimantic, which has heard him for
two Sundays past, and now gives him a call. The Willimantic church
is a strong and wealthy one, and offering a settlement, of course
Mr. F. is inclined to accept this considerable betterment of his
condition. A society meeting is called to act upon his request, next
Monday evening. The removal of Mr. Free will be much regretted by
the many friends made during this nearly three year's connection
with this church."
1261. Wed Oct 19 1881: Burgess Meeting.--At a meeting
of the Court of Burgesses the following business was transacted.
There was received a petition from E.B. Sumner and seven others asking
for a cross walk across pleasant St. to Lebanon avenue, and it was
voted to lay a cross walk across Pleasant St. from the west side
of Lebanon avenue. Voted to pay R. Davison, labor bill $130.38, Watchmen
$60.00, A.R. Burnham, repairs, $8.65, G.H. Alford Fire Department
$5.00. Voted to accept the Bond of F.F. Webb as Treasurer and that
of Luke Flynn as Bailiff. Voted the grade of Centre street be left
as it is. Voted that the Warden and Burgess Congdon be appointed
a committee to procure from Robert Fenton all plans of streets belonging
to the borough of Willimantic. Voted to accept the bonds of W.P.
Worden as special constable. Voted, the Warden in connection with
the street committee be instructed to attend to the railing of a
dangerous place on Mansfield and Main street. Voted that the application
of C.E. Congdon to build a new barn on church street be deferred
one week. Voted to defer action on the matter of curbing the north
side of Union street in front of the property of the Williams heirs
for one week. Voted the Warden be instructed to procure a place for
storing of tools etc. at a cost not to exceed $1.00 per month. Voted
the proposition of the Globe Gas Light Co. to be left in the hands
of the clerk until the next meeting. Voted to adjourn to next Monday
evening at 7 o'clock.
1262. Wed Oct 19 1881: Scotland.
The Centre school will begin October 30th under charge of Mr. Trowbridge,
of Canterbury. Mr. Trowbridge's sister is to teach in the Brunswick
district. A.W. Maine has the lower Scotland school, Algernon Gallup
that in Pinch street. Miss Congdon from Howard Valley is teaching
a fall term on Pudding hill. Miss Ida Palmer is engaged to teach
in the Jerusalem district in Windham.
Rev. Mr. Hibbard, a recent graduate who has been preaching for a few
Sundays in Providence, occupied the Congregational pulpit last Sunday.
Rev. S.A. Davis preached at the Univeralist church last Sunday and announced
that no further services would be held till due notice had been given.
There was a very large attendance at the funeral services of Charlie
A. Carey, on Thursday. A long procession of his young associates formed
in line at the cemetery to escort the remains to their resting place.
The father was so worn down by care and grief that he was confined to
his room, and unable to be present.
Reynolds Brothers propose to run their mill only four days in a week
while the water supply is so scanty. During their twenty years experience,
they have never been obliged to wait for water until this season.
Died.--At Hartford, at the residence of her son, Emery Downing, Oct.
15th, Lora P. Downing, widow of the late Emery Downing, of Scotland,
aged 78 years and 9 months.
1263. Wed Oct 19 1881: Columbia.
Messrs. Brown and Utley have manufactured over 800 gallons of sorghum
syrup the past season.
Geo. W. Thompson shot a fox near the reservoir last Saturday morning.
Walton Thompson is at his place of business on Columbia Green, ready
for all kinds of jobs in the line of harness making.
A squirrel hunt and a good supper at Marshall Holbrook's.
A.O. Wright and G.W. Thompson have been shingling the barn of John Ticknor.
Miss Katie Downer is visiting friends in Glastonbury.
Miss Lizzie Brown teaches in Pine street district, Miss Annie Robinson
on Chestnut Hill, Miss Annie Foote North district, Chas. Richardson Center,
Elisha Spafford, Wells Woods.
Fred O. Clark and wife, of Hartford, spent the Sabbath at A.H. Clark's.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Taylor, of Middle Haddam, were the guests of Henry
E. Lyman the past week. Mr. Taylor drove over with his own team and is
hale and hearty at the advanced age of 88 years.
Andrew H. Rockwell, of Manchester, for many years a resident of this
place, has been visiting his many friends and relatives here.
Mr. and Mrs. Newton Fuller, of New London, are also spending a few days
with their friends.
Miss Edith Clark, teacher in Ellington, spent the Sabbath at home, also
Miss Lucy Sawyer student in Rockville High School.
1264. Wed Oct 19 1881: Mansfield.
Mr. C.G. Barrows stands at the head as a bass catcher, he succeeded in
persuading a five pounder from the "Town Pond" one day
last week. Others have hooked on to large ones but have not been
able to land them.
At the adjourned town meeting on Monday it was voted to lay out $100
on the old road from Coventry to Willimantic between R.R. crossing and
Leroy G. Perkins' house.
The Town Officers for the present year are: Assessors W.J. Swift, d,
A.W. Buchanan, d; Board of Relief, R.P. Barrows, r, D.S. Read, d, C.J.
Mason, d; Selectmen, G.L. Rosebrooks, r, G.F. Swift, r, G.W. More, d;
Town Clerk Treasurer &c. R.W. Storrs, r; Constables, Wm. H. Corbitt,
r, F.H. Freeman, d; Grand Jurors, D.C. Hooker, r, Jared Stearns, r, E.P.
Conant, r, R.P. Barrows, r, Geo. F. King, r, A.K. Brown, r; Town Agent,
Geo. L. Rosebrooks; Registrars of Voters, L.G. Perkins, d; Auditor of
town accounts, Isaac P. Fenton, r, S.S. Hovey, d; School Visitors, R.P.
Barrows, N. Beach, J.S. Hanks.
1265. Wed Oct 19 1881: Montville.
The union temperance meeting held at the Baptist church, Chesterfield,
on Sunday evening last, was one of more than common interest. In
the absence of the speaker announced for the evening, stirring
addresses were made by the Rev. Dr. Lyon, the Hon. E.H. Palmer,
Messrs, Eaton, Alexander and Latimer. The singing by the choir
was excellent, and much interest was added to the meeting by the
presence of several members of the choir of the Montville Centre
church, who favored the audience with selections of choice temperance
The Rev. Cutting, former pastor of the church in Ledyard, has commenced
his labors in that parish, and is moving his goods into the parsonage
which has been vacated since last March.
The Misses Crumb of Mystic have been visiting friends in the upper village.
F.W. Hooper led the young people's meeting last night.
The Rev. M. Morse of Uncasville, preached an able sermon in the first
Baptist church, Sunday last, Mr. W.N. Walden, the pastor being sick.
Wm. H. Wheeler is in town.
1266. Wed Oct 19 1881: Woodstock.
On Friday, the 14th, as Irving Plank a recently employed hand in the
factory of the Kenyon Brothers, was passing a loom he carelessly
was caught by the left arm and extricated himself by violently
tearing the muscle which was held by the cogs. The tendon was laid
bare, an artery was severed and his life probably saved by the
presence of mind of John Kenyon, who improvised a tourniquet that
stopped the flow of blood until Dr. Leonard arrived and took the
artery and dressed the wound. Plank lost perhaps a pint of blood.
The Kenyons have enlarged the capacity of their mills by the introduction
of more machinery, and considerable repairs.
Sales of real estate continue to be made mostly to strangers. The Wilkinson
farm has just been sold to Mr. Chase, of Webster, for cash, $4200. Cranberry
Hill farm also by Mr. King, to some Putnam party. Mr. Chas. Potter, of
Randall's Island, has bought the Dea. Elisha Child place. The number
of places sold during the twelve months past would astonish most citizens
who give little attention to such matters. There are still a good many
in the market that are very desirable for productiveness nearness to
markets and unequalled salubrious site.
Woodstock Academy has been, since its construction, a constant subject
of repairs. The winds have unroofed it several times, the rains have
damaged its interior and its beautiful hall has required a new plastering,
and now it has just received a fresh garniture of paint on the wall and
blinds. Both it and the house of G.C. Williams depart from the accustomed
colors and assume the modern styles which better bring out the architectural
details, and relieve the eye of both the monotony and the dazzling effects
of white which both as a paint and as a race has so long dominated in
1267. Wed Oct 19 1881: Married.
Morton-Seymour--In Brooklyn on Friday, Oct. 14th, at the residence of
T.S. Morton, Miss Sarah Seymour to Mr. Morton, both of Tolland.
1268. Wed Oct 19 1881: Died.
Day--In Brooklyn, Oct. 14, James son of Darius Day.
James--In Brooklyn, Oct. 14, Mrs. Wellington James, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Sanford Chapman, aged 28 years.
Carey--At Cornell University, Oct. 11, Charles Addison Carey, only son
of Alfred W. and Sarah E. Carey, of Scotland, aged 21 years.
Maine--In Coventry, Oct. 14, Andrew J. Maine, aged 60.
Leonard--In Windham, Oct. 12, Geo. Leonard, aged 71.
Briggs--In Lebanon, Oct. 15, Leroy S. Briggs, aged 28.
Talcott--In Windham, Oct. 14th, Ida W. Talcott, aged 8 mos.
Chappell--In Lebanon, Oct. 18, Mrs. Dorcas Chappell, aged 48.
Hurlehey--In Willimanitc, Oct. 18th, James Hurlehey, aged 8 mos.
Sexton--In Willimantic, Oct. 14th, Thomas Sexton, aged 70 years.
Bajalis--In Eagleville, Oct. 15th, Emerence Bajalis, aged 44 years.
Morrison--In Willimantic, Oct. 17th, John J. Morrison, aged 22 years.
1269. Wed Oct 19 1881: Lost. A plaid shawl of red,
white and black colors. A fine wool "bay state" shawl somewhere
on Main street on Friday evening. The finder will be rewarded by
leaving the same at this office.
1270. Wed Oct 19 1881: Came Into The Enclosure of the
subscriber Oct. 15th, one buck sheep. The owner can have the same
by proving property and paying charges. Marvin Follett. Windham,
Ct., Oct. 17, 1881.
1271. Wed Oct 19 1881: Democratic Meeting. The Democratic
electors of Ashford, are requested to meet at the house of Peter
Platt, on Saturday Nov. 5th 1881, at 2 o'clock p.m., to nominate
candidates for representatives, and to do any other proper business.
Per order of Town Committee.
1272. Wed Oct 19 1881: Auction at Town Farm.--The Selectmen
of the town of Windham, will sell to the highest bidders at public
auction, Tuesday Nov. 1st, 1881, at 10 o'clock A.M., 1 yoke very
nice cattle, six years old, dark red and weigh about 3000 pounds.
M.E. Lincoln, J.G. Martin, W.B. Avery, Selectmen.
1273. Wed Oct 19 1881: Senatorial Committee. The Democrats
of the several towns comprising the Seventeenth Senatorial district,
viz: of Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Hampton, Plainfield, Pomfret,
Scotland, Sterling and Windham, are requested to send delegates to
a convention to be held at Brooklyn, on Thursday Oct. 27th, at one
o'clock in the afternoon, to nominate a candidate for Senator and
transact any other business proper to be done. John L. Hunter, J.K.
Green, H.C. Starkweather, Senatorial Com.
1274. Wed Oct 19 1881: Notice. All persons liable to
pay taxes in the Borough of Willimantic, are hereby notified to make
out their list of taxable property owned by them on the first day
of Oct; 1881, and perfect the same according to law, and hand said
list to either the Assessors or Town Clerk, on or before the first
day of November next. Blanks can be obtained at the Town Clerk's
office or the Assessors' and at Chester Tilden's store. N.B. The
Assessors are required by law to add ten per cent, to lists not returned
as above notified. Albert Barrows, Thomas R. Congdon, John R. Root,
Assessors. Dated at Windham, Oct. 13th, 1881.
1275. Wed Oct 19 1881: At a Court of Probate holden
at Windham, in and for the district of Windham, on the 15th day of
October A.D. 1881. Present, Huber Clark, Judge. Upon the application
of Thomas Shea, of Windham, in said district claiming to be a creditor
of the estate of E.A. Rood of Windham, in said district and represented
to be an insolvent debtor for the appointment of a trustee pursuant
to the statute in such case made and provided; the allegations in
said application being found true and said debtor having failed to
satisfy or secure said claims; this court does appoint the twenty-fifth
day of Oct. A.D. 1881, at nine o'clock in the forenoon at the Probate
office in said district, as the time and place for the hearing relative
to the appointment of said trustee, and it is ordered by this court
that public notice of such hearing be given by advertising this order
in a weekly newspaper printed in Windham, in said district, once
at least five days previous to said day of hearing and by posting
a copy thereof on the public signpost in said town of Windham, and
return make to this court. Certified from Record. Huber Clark, Judge.
1276. Wed Oct 19 1881: At a Court of Probate holden
at Mansfield, in and for District of Mansfield, on the 18th day of
Oct. A.D. 1881. Present, Isaac P. Fenton, Esq., Judge. Upon the application
of Cynthia S. Campbell, Cynthia E. Campbell, Delia P. Chapin and
Gilbert W. Chapin, her husband, all of the city of Brooklyn in the
county of Kings and state of New York, claiming to be creditors of
the estate of Charles Campbell, of Mansfield, in said district, and
represented to be an insolvent debtor, for the appointment of a trustee
in such case made and provided, the allegations in said application
being found true, and said debtor having failed to satisfy or secure
said claim; this court does appoint the 26th day of Oct. 1881, at
11 o'clock A.M., at the Probate office in Mansfield, at the time
and place for the hearing relative to the appointment of said trustee;
and it is ordered by this court that public notice of such hearing
be given by advertising this order in a weekly newspaper printed
in Willimantic, once previous to said day of hearing, and by posting
a copy thereof on the public signpost in said town of Mansfield,
and return make to this court. Certified from Record, Isaac P. Fenton,
1277. Wed Oct 26 1881: About Town.
Assessor Lincoln is shingling his house on Pleasant street.
A part of the gas main on Union street was yesterday dug up to stop a
H.E. Remington & Co. on Monday put into their store an attractive,
The mills of the Linen company are compelled to run irregular on account
of the water famine.
Stamping, Spanish lace and kid glove cleaning is a feature Miss Nellie
Gavigan has added to her business which will be of much convenience to
E.A. Rood, upon the petition of Thomas Shea, a creditor, has been adjudged
an insolvent debtor, and John L. Hunter Esq. has been appointed trustee
of his estate.
Mr. Jonas Parker was a short time ago admitted to the Middletown insane
hospital for treatment, but has recovered sufficiently, we understand,
to return to this village.
1278. Wed Oct 26 1881: George Arnold, an accomplished
band musician, formerly of this place, has accepted an invitation
to join the Willimantic band as a baritone player. He will be employed
by the Linen company.
1279. Wed Oct 26 1881: Dwight A. Clark will sell at
auction at his residence in Ashford, a variety of goods on Saturday.
1280. Wed Oct 26 1881: D. Miller has engaged a room
in Kenyon's building on Main street for the manufacture of cigars.
1281. Wed Oct 26 1881: Dr. Chase's recipe book is the
most practical work for common folks ever published. See notice elsewhere.
1282. Wed Oct 26 1881: Prof. D.G. Lawson has engagements
for elocutionary entertainments in Warrenville, Ashford Hill, and
Westford on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, respectively, of next
1283. Wed Oct 26 1881: At the democratic caucus Monday
evening called to appoint delegates to the senatorial convention
to be held in Brooklyn Thursday, John L. Hunter, John A. McDonald,
Chas. S. Bliven and Henry N. Wales were chosen.
1284. Wed Oct 26 1881: Charles R. Utley, stationer,
has made arrangements by which he can supply any periodical or magazine
published in the world at the regular subscription price. Orders
left with him will obviate the possibility of losing money in the
1285. Wed Oct 26 1881: Dr. McNally on Monday extracted
a piece of needle one inch and a half in length from the hand of
a Mrs. Burns, which had been there for about seven months, and had
worked through the flesh completely around the hand.
1286. Wed Oct 26 1881: J.B. Hamlin has removed his
saw mill to Oneco where he has bought a tract of woodland. This week
a force of men went there to cut it off, and will be absent three
months. The mill will from there be reshipped to Scotland where there
is timber enough to last for three years on the Maine estate, recently
purchased by Mr. Hamlin.
1287. Wed Oct 26 1881: Talking of fish and how they
are caught, reminds us! And it is the truth, too, for not only we
but a host of other people saw them in Wilson & Leonard's window
Wednesday evening. There were seventy-two of them which loomed up
to nearly a hundred pounds in weight and they were all pickerel.
Drs. F.O. Bennett and T.M. Hills in company with genial Frank M.
Wilson were the heroes of that day. They were caught in the reservoir
of Edwin Knowlton in West Ashford--who, by the way, is the prince
of good fellows--and they were delicious. As that is the region with
deposits of gold why should it not be the home of the fish--especially
as the former is rather "fishy."
1288. Wed Oct 26 1881: Capital sport is wild hog hunting,
and Ashford offers the opportunity to enjoy it. Current report has
it that there is no less than fifty of this swine prowling about
some of the farms of that town, exercising their rooting proclivities
to the detriment of said farms. The only explanation of their existence
is that they sprung from a litter of pigs that strayed from Mr. Bosworth's
farm in that vicinity a number of years since. We understand some
crack shots have visited the neighborhood and brought down some of
the savage porkers. The Willimantic Rifle Club has now a flattering
engagement open to it, and glory waits to be inscribed on its banner.
1289. Wed Oct 26 1881: At the court of Burgesses Monday
evening, Warden Baldwin, Burgesses Kingsley, Congdon, McCracken and
Miller were present, and the following votes were passed: That the
Warden appoint appraisers in the matter of land damage to Geo. Lathrop
on Union street. That Robt. Fenton finish the plan of Union street
as previously directed from Jackson street east to Union. To comply
with a petition presented that a cross walk on Pleasant street be
changed so as to be on a line with the side walk on the east side
of Bridge street. That W.P. Worden be required to furnish another
surety on his bond as special constable as required by law. To adjourn
to Monday evening next at 7 o'clock.
1290. Wed Oct 26 1881: At the annual meeting of Alert
Hose Company held on Wednesday evening, John B. Elliot was elected
foreman, Geo. Thompson 1st assistant; Nelson Gilman 2d assistant;
D.F. Blish, secretary and treasurer. A number of new enlistments
were made in the company.
1291. Wed Oct 26 1881: The Selectmen have had a injunction
served upon them restraining them from paying the judgment recovered
by James S. Parsons for the horse he lost by a defect in the highway.
The injunction was prayed out by Wm. Wales and others, tax payers
of the Center District, they claiming that the District is not liable
except for the safe condition of the roads in the District.
1292. Wed Oct 26 1881: Pity the squirrel in its hard
lot in these days of trouble. Many hunt but to worry the little creatures,
but others carry a steady aim. Among the latter class are the following
gentlemen who have bagged handsome lots in the past week; Joel W.
and Frank F. Webb and party, 100 in three days; Geo. M. Harrington
and E.M. Durkee, 46 in two days; Milton Hall and Arthur Kenyon 15
in one day. Ashford and Scotland were the stamping grounds. We presume
there are others who might with credit be added to this list.
1293. Wed Oct 26 1881: James Keon has an English terrier
dog which he calls by the name of "Pop." He is noted for
his tame disposition, and not only this, but he possesses remarkable
intelligence. The other day he for some reason got aboard a Providence
train and was carried from the village against his will. The first
stop was at Baltic, at which station he got off, and not exactly
falling in with the idea of returning by foot waited about the depot
for the arrival of a return train, when he knowingly jumped aboard
and was brought home. This is, perhaps, one more point scored for
1294. Wed Oct 26 1881: Charles Jacobson's horse, which
is rather giddy and more accustomed to the quiet of Ashford than
the clatter and turmoil of this busy railroad centre, met with an
unpleasant mishap Monday morning. Left unhitched in the vicinity
of Main street railroad crossing, and his usual habits not being
in accord with the switching about of cars and the hiss and fizz
of the laboring engine he took to his heels. The rattle of wagon
and a sense of freedom added speed to his gait, and in his attempts
to cut the sharp turn from Main to Union street the wagon was capsized;
not only the wagon but the horse was a part of the mixture that lay
against the curbing. A dozen brave observers offered their services
in sitting upon the animal's head while he attempted to demolish
the wagon with his heels. They--the wagon and the horse--were soon
separated, however, and each were found to be slightly scratched.
That horse went home a sadder and a wiser brute.
1295. Wed Oct 26 1881: Mr. Edward David Tarbox, in
going from Packersville, a village in the town of Plainfield, to
his home some mile or so distant, has been annoyed at two different
times by some unknown person or persons following him. Tuesday night
he was fired at two or three times but not hurt. Wednesday morning
a suit of clothes consisting of hat, boots, coat, vest, collar and
cuffs were found in the woods on the farm of Jesse P. Lillibridge
(near where Tarbox was shot at). It is all a mystery, and who is
the owner of the clothing, or who is the persecutor of Mr. Tarbox
is the great query here. Several things such as pictures, letters,
etc., were in the pockets of the coat.
1296. Wed Oct 26 1881: Mansfield Center.
Editor Chronicle.--In your last week's issue you reported the loss to
the Eatons, of cranberries, by the frost, to be fifty bushels.
It was nearly or quite two hundred, a large amount to lose considering
the high price and great demand for them at the present time. The
crop was fully three weeks later than common and ripened slowly,
and the unusually warm weather at the time they commenced harvesting,
seemed to promise ample time to gather the whole crop, and had
the proprietors known that such a frost was coming they would probably
have saved the whole, which might easily been done.
Mrs. Laura Nichols, aged 78 years, of this place, died on the 19th of
this month from a cancerous tumor in her stomach. She had long been a
great sufferer from this trouble.
1297. Wed Oct 26 1881: South Windham.
One of our juveniles, a colored boy, living with E.H. Holmes, Jr., fell
from a walnut tree a few days since, and broke an arm.
Peter Thors, of South Windham, a farmer and highly respected resident
of this place, was in town over Sunday.
E.E. Latham, of S.W. & Co's, has severed his connection with this
establishment, and George Hatch now fills the position thus vacated.
Mr. Latham and Edwin Upton, of this place, have associated with a gentleman
in Windsor Locks under the name of Windsor Locks Machine Co. for the
manufacture of paper machinery. A new shop has been started and thus
far the future looks promising.
1298. Wed Oct 26 1881: Scotland.
The wood work for Dennis Murphy's new house is completed, and parties
from Norwich began plastering it last Monday morning.
The personal property of the late Alfred Robinson will be sold at auction
at his late residence on Thursday, November 3, beginning at 10 o'clock.
Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ray numbering over 100, gave them a perfect
surprise on the thirty-fifth anniversary of their marriage, Tuesday evening.
The Rev. W.C. Walker, of Andover, made the address of the evening in
his usual happy strain.--A bountiful collation was furnished by those
who took possession. The children of the family brought various gifts,
a black walnut extension table occupying the largest space. A handsome
camp chair for Mr. R. and a smaller one for Mrs. R. a pair of napkin
rings, a glass dish lined with silver dollars, a pair of Bohemian vases,
were among the presents from other friends.
1299. Wed Oct 26 1881: Brooklyn.
The first of the entertainments by the Brooklyn Star Lecture course was
given Monday night,--readings by Miss Nella Brown.
Ladies charitable society held this week Wednesday, at Mrs. F.E. Baker's.
Rev. Mr. Carr preached at the Baptist church last Sabbath. Rev. Thomas
Terry is having a few weeks vacation. Rev. E.S. Beard exchanged with
the Rev. Mr. Bachelor, of Woodstock.
Miss Sarah Downing is in town for a short stay. Miss Nellie Chaffee,
who has been at Narragansett Pier for the past month, arrived home last
week. Mr. Irvin Chapman has returned from the West.
Mrs. Doctor Coburn, who drove over to Danielsonville to meet Miss Nella
Brown last Monday evening, met with an accident. While returning, in
some way the carriage was upset, no one was seriously hurt, but Miss
Nella Brown slightly injured arm.
1300. Wed Oct 26 1881: Mansfield.
Samuel D. Anderson, who resides near the Storrs farm is dangerously sick
Augustus Storrs has engaged Geo. W. More to paint all his buildings which
will cost nearly $500. He has also men engaged in putting up new buildings.
D.J. Chaffee recently purchased a fine styled horse of G.R. Hanks. He
has his eye on a matched pair of young horses and contemplates buying
The church at Gurleyville is soon to be repaired and fitted up inside
by G.W. More who thoroughly understands how to do it.
1301. Wed Oct 26 1881: South Coventry.
The pugnacious element was rampant last week. Henry Squiers and his Uncle
James Squires became a little unpleasant towards each other, and
finally came to blows. James called the law to his assistance and
Henry's fine and cost amount to more than $13. Henry brought countersuit
and James had to pay nearly $22.
On Friday John Fogerty assaulted Samuel Place and used him rather roughly,
inflicting some injuries. Saturday evening Fogerty was arrested, a hearing
was had before Justice Brewster, after 9 o'clock p.m. Fogerty pleaded
guilty and his friends paid the fine $2 and costs, amounting in all to
A part of some twenty of Miss Mary McCann's friends made up a pleasant
little surprise party for her on Friday evening last. Case kept them "tripping
the light fantstic" until a late hour.
Charles Kolb, our popular harnessman is putting up a large addition to
his shop which will give him much needed additional room and facilities
for increased business. Albert will retain a "corner."
Donahue is putting up a needed and convenient addition to his house.
Jerry Young has put a roof over his verandah.
Mr. Fred. S. Sweet and wife have returned from their wedding tour and
attended service at the Congregational church, on Sunday morning.
Mrs. Wright, of Keene, N.H. who has been visiting her daughter, Mrs.
Bingham, has returned home.
Mr. and Mrs. Flavel Judd, of Hartford, have been at the old homestead
occupied by Mr. William G. Judd.
Mrs. Ferdinand Lathrop and daughter Mamie, intend leaving town and spending
the winter months in Norwich.
Rev. M. Ellis occupies the pulpit of the Congregational church Sabbath
mornings during the absence of the pastor, Rev. Mr. Headley, who is taking
a rest of a couple of weeks in Boston.
Mr. and Mrs. Arunah Judd, of Hartford, are spending these lovely Autumn
days with Miss Eliza Fitch.
Mrs. Lola P. Fuller, a former resident of this place, was the guest of
Mrs. James Morgan over the Sabbath.
There were religious exercises at the South street school-house conducted
by Rev. Mr. Ellis, and speaking by some ladies from Willimantic.
1302. Wed Oct 26 1881: Columbia.
Mrs. Simon Hunt and daughter have returned from their visit to New York.
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Collins, of Boston, have been spending a few weeks
among friends in town.
A surprise party at G.B. Fullers, last Tuesday evening.
Burdelle Downer a lad of 15 years captured five gray squirrels at one
Robert Hall, of Hampton, who last spent considerable time here during
few years past, is reported seriously ill of typhoid fever at his home.
Mr. Hillhouse is with his friend, Dr. Parkes, for a few days.
1303. Wed Oct 26 1881: Chaplin.
The fortieth anniversary of the marriage of Rev. Francis Williams and
wife was celebrated last Thursday afternoon and evening. There
was a large gathering of his people at the parsonage and representatives
from neighboring towns. It was a truly festive gathering, highly
enjoyed by young and old. After a season of social enjoyment the
bride and groom were surprised by the presentation of a silver
coffee urn and berry dish by the young ladies and members of his
church, furnished by Leander Freeman, jeweler. The young men presented
him with an elegant pickle dish, for which Mr. and Mrs. Williams
expressed their surprise and thanks in appropriate speeches. After
which Rev. K.B. Glidden addressed them.
Appropriate and humorous addresses were offered above the Revs. Sessions
and Beach, and by members of his own church. A large fruit cake was sent
by the people of Eastford, where Mr. Williams was first settled in the
ministry, the fortieth anniversary of which was celebrated in September
by the large gathering of Eastford people at his home in Chaplin. Besides
the huge bridal cake from Eastford, Mrs. Williams provided an ample and
1304. Wed Oct 26 1881: Canterbury.
The congregational church in this place is about to receive needed repairs.
M.H. Sanger, George W. Hatch and Deacon T. G. Clark are the committee
that have the matter in charge.
Wendall Waldo, who left this place last spring, has lately returned from
the great cattle ranges of the "far west." He expresses himself
well pleased with life in that part of the country. It is understood
that he has several thousand dollars invested in cattle now at large
on those rich pasture lands. He is expecting to return.
1305. Wed Oct 26 1881: Died.
Parks--In Willimantic, Oct. 24, Eliza D. Parks, aged 37 years.
Cunningham--In Willimantic, Oct. 25, Sarah Agnes Cunningham, aged 4 years
and 8 mos.
Shea--In Willimantic, Oct. 25th, John Shea, aged 1 year.
Ashley--In Scotland, Oct. 7, Jennie Ashley aged 23 years, adopted daughter
of Henry and Mary I. Ashley.
1306. Wed Oct 26 1881: Wanted.--300 Cords of White
Birch Spool Wood in the month of November, for which we will pay
cash on delivery. The National Thread Co. Mansfield Centre, Oct.
1307. Wed Oct 26 1881: Lost.--A Gold Watch Charm, with
musical emblems on face, and monogram "Y.G.C." on back.
Lost probably on Main or Union street, between the depot and Linen
Co's store, perhaps in front of latter. Very valuable to the owner
as a relic. Suitable reward for its return to the Chronicle office.
1308. Wed Oct 26 1881: Strayed--From pasture in Windham,
one sorrel colt, one year old last Spring, with black mane and tail,
one hind foot white. Any information leading to his recovery will
be suitably rewarded. Geo. B. Bean. Willimantic, Conn., Oct. 21st,
1309. Wed Oct 26 1881: At a Court of Probate holden
at Windham, within and for the district of Windham, on the 21st day
of Oct. A.D. 1881. Present, Huber Clark, Esq., Judge. On motion of
John Killourey, executor of the late will and testament of Thomas
Sexton 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 Executor,
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.