The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1882
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TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: About Town.
Mr. and Mrs. T.H. Rollinson have begun visiting in town.
Work has been commenced on the foundation for the drinking fountain and
the fountain will probably be erected next week.
1268. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: The Congregational church
has been provided with a rod to attract the lightning to that edifice,
and has other improvements, among which the one most appreciated
by this evening congregation is the addition of a fine light in front
of the main entrance.
1269. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: An Italian lad by the name
of Veriatch was run over Monday afternoon at the corner of Railroad
and Main streets by the heavy wagon of the Erie and New England express
company. The wagon passed over the boys chest and those who
saw the accident thought it must have a fatal result. He was taken
to Dr. Foxs office and an examination revealed no bones broken,
but severe bruises. No blame can be attached to the driver, Mr. Willis.
1270. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: Samuel G. Adams has laid
an iron pipe from his spring on the hill to Pleasant street, and
the question of a water supply for the vicinity is solved.
1271. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: Another incident on the N.Y.
& N.E.R.R. at North Windham. It seems the operator at Elliotts received
orders to hold west bound freight and that he fell asleep and neglected to
put out the red signal. The result was the train ran into east bound freights
which were standing in front of North Windham depot which results (to use the
words of a R.R. brakeman) in two engines and ten cars in the scrap heap. Fortunately
no one was injured.
1272. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: At a meeting of the Court
of Burgesses held at their office Monday evening Oct. 2d, the following
business was transacted: Invitation to attend the parade of fire
department Saturday Oct. 7th, received and accepted. Voted to procure
lead box in which to deposit documents to be placed in the foundation
under the drinking fountain. Mr. Osborne was heard in relation to
his claim for damages in not fulfilling contract in relation to sewer
on Jackson street by the borough which was laid over for future consideration.
Mr. A.S. Turner was also heard in relation to his claim for stone
and lowering water pipe on Turner street, which was unanimously rejected.
The following bills were ordered paid: Hyde Kingsley, $57.88; night
watchmen, $120.00; U.S. Street Lighting Co., $112.75; H.H. Fitch,
$15.10; labor bill, $440.20; A. Harris, $46; R. Davison, $56.25;
Willimantic Savings Institute, $37.50; M. Sullivan, $286.39; O.E.
1273. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: Election.The freeman
of the town had a beautiful day for election, and improved it by
turning out nine hundred strong. The vote was a trifle larger than
last year. Don F. Johnson Esq. was appointed moderator. The polls
were very quiet during the day, and very little excitement was visible
anywhere. The entire republican ticket was elected with the exception
of the Town Clerk, Registrar and Treasurer, Henry N. Wales the democratic
nominee having a majority over Geo. A. Conant, republican, on town
clerk of 96, on treasurer of 86, and on registrar of deaths, births
and marriages 67. This extraordinary majority was not only a tribute
of respect to a popular gentleman and a faithful and efficient officer,
but was an index of a growing feeling among those who have business
at the office of the town clerk against frequent changes in that
official. Scratching, pasting and cutting were frequent, and the
counters did not complete their labors until toward morning. The
license vote was 778 against 754 last year. The vote this year was
478 for license and 295 against; last year 507 for license and 247
against. William B. Avery, republican candidate for selectman polled
the highest vote on the ticket, and just one vote less than the vote
which elected him two years ago. L.M. Sessions republican candidate
for constable polled the smallest vote on that ticket, 411, beating
Luke Flynn democratic candidate by only 2 votes. The law provides
for a minority representation in the offices of selectman, assessors,
board of relief, school visitors, and auditors of town accounts.
The minority candidate having the most votes is elected to these
offices. Remembering this and that the entire republican ticket was
elected with the exception before noted, there will be no difficulty
in finding who are to be our town officers for the year from the
following official record of the vote:
William H. Avery, r
Henry Larrabee, r
M. Eugene Lincoln, d
Edward F. Casey, d
J.A. Lewis, p
George Lathrop, p
Albert Barrows, r
Samuel C. Smith, r
E.H. Holmes, Jr., d
William Tracy, d
Frank H. Blish, p
Marvin Burnham, p
Board of Relief:
John D. Wheeler, r
Frank S. Fowler, r
Freeman D. Spencer, d
John Hickey, d
George B. Perkins, p
Joel Fox, p
Henry N. Wales, d
George A. Conant, r
Dwight J. Blish, p
Henry N. Wales, d
George A. Conant, r
Dwight F. Blish, p
Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages:
Henry N. Wales, d
George A. Conant, r
Dwight F. Blish, p
Registrar of Voters:
John G. Keigwin, r
Patrick Cunningham, d
Willard D. Pember, p
Collector of Taxes:
Edwin H. Hall Jr., r
Alonzo B. Green, r
Luke Flynn, d
L.J. Hammond, d
George Lathrop, p
George Smith, p
Edwin H. Hall Jr., r
Samuel C. Flint, r
Alonzo B. Green, r
Thomas J. Roberts, r
William L. Williams, r
George W. Phillips, r
L.M. Sessions, r
Luke Flynn, d
Thomas Foran, d
L.J. Hammond, d
Charles H. Bailey, d
William Backus, d
George B. McCracken, d
George L. Spafford, d
George Smith, p
George E. Bean, p
Clark O. Terry, p
George Lathrop, p
Jesse Penrie, p
E.F. Reed, p
William D. Pember, p
James M. Hebard, r
Lester Hartson, r
Oliver L. Johnson, r
John B. Johnson, r
Edwin L. Burnham, r
Roderick Davison, r
Charles T. Barstow, d
John Bowman, d
Thomas Ashton, d
L.E. Baldwin, d
Martin Flint, d
Giles H. Alford, d
Joel Fox, p
John Brown, p
J.A. Conant, p
E.F. Reed, p
James H. Hebard, p
Clark O. Terry, p
Treasurer Town Deposit Fund
William C. Jillson, r
Chester Tilden, d
George Smith, p
Amos T. Fowler, r
William C. Jillson, r
John L. Hunter, d
Fl. DeBruycker, d
John Brown, p
Joseph Barlow, p
Auditor Town Accounts:
George W. Burnham, r
A.R. Morrison, d
John A. Conant, p
The whole number of ballots cast was 933. Republican: 492, Democrat,
398; Prohibition, 48
1274. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: Borough Meeting. The legal
voters of the Borough of Willimantic are hereby warned to meet at
Armory hall, Center street on Monday October 9th, A.D., 1882, at
twelve oclock noon, to act upon the following business:
1st. To elect all the Borough officers for the ensuing year.
2nd. To receive the annual report of the Warden and Treasurer.
3d. To lay a tax to defray the expenses of the Borough the ensuing year.
4th. To take such action as the Borough may deem expedient upon the petition
of M.E. Lincoln and fifty-nine others, to render Chester A. Vinton compensation
for the injuries received by him on one of our streets the past winter.
5th. To act upon the petition of C.E. Carpenter and twenty-eight others
for the extension of Valley street westerly to connect with a new street
running north from Main street through lands of the Windham Cotton Manufacturing
6th. To see what action the Borough will take on the petition of henry
F. Royce and twenty-one others for the acceptance of a new street running
north from Main street through lands of the Windham Cotton Manufacturing
Co. to the proposed extension of Valley street west of High street.
Lloyd E. Baldwin, Warden
Hyde Kingsley, A.E. Clark, G.R. McCracken, C.R. Congdon, Samuel J. Miller,
Dated at Willimantic Oct. 2d, 1882
1275. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: Death of E.E. Bullard.At
a meeting of Co. K. 3d Regt. C.N.G. held at the Armory Monday Oct.
2d 1882, the following preamble and resolutions were adopted:
Whereas the Great Captain has seen fit to remove from our ranks our most
estimable comrade Elmer E. Bullard, therefore,
Resolved: That our Armory be draped in mourning for a period of thirty
Resolved: that a copy of these resolutions be placed on the records of
the company also published in the Willimantic Journal and the Willimantic
Lieut. A.B. Harrington, Lieut. Geo. H. Spencer, Corp. Fayette Goss, Committee
1276. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: The Fair.The Willimantic
Farmers Club met with rainy weather, the same as most the fairs held
in our state the past two weeks. Of the three days there was but
one that was pleasant and the result is the same as with our State
fairnot sufficient money to pay the premiums in full. There
was not a dollar taken until the last day when there was a fair attendance.
The cattle and horse exhibits were forced into one day, which necessarily
hurried along the various exhibits, there were but two town teams,
one from Windham which put in an appearance Friday, which was unfortunate,
as there was no other team present to compete with them. Windhams
team consisted of 12 yoke of very heavy cattle in fine condition.
Another unfortunate occurrence was that of Mr. R.S. Gilbert of Turnerville
driving his splendid herd of thoroughbred Jerseys from his farm in
Hebron the distance being 14 miles. They remained on an adjoining
farm a part of two days and one night. The weather being so unfavorable
Mr. Gilbert drove them home without showing them on the fair grounds.
His herd consisted of 7 very fine animals. Before he started for
home he sold two very fine animals to Mr. Asher P. Smith, of Lebanon
for what most farmers would consider good prices, the stock was fine
and in good condition.
Before noon Mansfields town team put in an appearance with 18 yoke
of fine cattle. The same judges examined both teams and gave first premium
to Mansfield. Mr. R.W. Hooper gave an exhibit of his trained horse which
was looked upon with close attention and gave satisfaction to all who
saw it. South Windham band furnished music. The young men play well and
their behavior was exemplary. In the halls there was a good exhibit of
vegetables and fruit, the Storrs school contributing liberally to this
part of the exhibit, with the skeletons of dogs, sheep and rooster the
students had dissected while at school, at one end of the building and
Mr. A.C. Andrews with 3 of Smith American organs discoursing sweet music
at the other made a contrast we seldom see. The sewing machine agents
were out in force. Each agent seemed to think he had the best machine
The ladies did well in their department while Baldwin & Webb had
the most complete exhibit ever made in the hall in its line. As we passed
along we noticed a very fine exhibit of millinary goods including trimmed
hats, made by Miss M.E. Whiteside. Dr. Blood made a fine exhibit of articles
in his line while the exhibit of the Holland Silk Manufacturing Co.,
was the best ever made by them. The Boston Furniture store, Marshall
Tilden, Mr. J.C. Lincoln, Carney & Co., made fine exhibits. G.H.
Alfords exhibit was one that interested every farmer present.
1277. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: Town Elections.
SelectmenJonathan A. Hill, William Briggs, dems.; J.B. Prentice,
AssessorsJames A. Stoddard, Patrick McKiernan, dems.; Chester S.
Town ClerkJames Forsyth, dem.
License, 158; no license, 102.
SelectmenRussel W. Fitch, Edward Hyde, dems.; J.H. Kennedy, rep.
AssessorsOne democrat and one republican.
Town ClerkHenry Lyon, dem.
License, 32; no license, 25.
SelectmenIsreal Mathewson, Andrew Edmunds, reps.; Stephen Tiffany,
AssessorsAlbert G. Brewster, rep.; George N. Holmes, dem.
Town ClerkHenry Spaulding, rep.
License, 76; no license, 135.
SelectmenJohn J. Comstock Edward Luce, reps.; Curtis M. Smith,
AssessorsWm. H. Smith, Elisha Munger, reps.; Lyman Bacon, dem.
Town ClerkGilbert P. Coats, rep.
License, 24; no license 118.
SelectmenAugustus Houghton, Almenson Herendeen, reps.; Otis Fisher,
AssessorsRichmond Bullock, Jos. W. Cutler, reps.; Geo. D. Post,
Town ClerkJames W. Manning.
License, 276; no license, 257 [or 267]
SelectmenWm. B. Lester, C.H. May, reps.; H.K. Safford, dem.
AssessorsGeo. J. Sampson, H.S. Bradford, reps.; David Aldrich,
Town ClerkH.W. Gifford, rep.
License, 11; no license, 111.
SelectmenThomas M. Williams, Chas. P. Grosvenor, reps.; Luther
AssessorsT.O. Elliot, H. Clapp, reps.
Town ClerkE.P. Hayward, rep.
No license carried.
SelectmenM.F. Thorne, Oscar F. Chase, reps.; Calvin Munyan, dem.
AssessorsMarvin D. Elliott, Frank H. Converse, Ira D. Bates, reps.;
Calvin Munyan, Sumner Joslin, dems.
Town ClerkJames N. Kingsbury, rep.
License, 19; no license, 139
SelectmenJohn L. Chapman, George Loring, reps.; Thomas A. Tiffany,
AssessorsWilliam B. Ames, rep.; Henry I. Starkweather, dem.
Town ClerkReuben Weaver, rep.
License, 107; no license, 198
SelectmenJohn S. Searls, Wm. H. Cutler, reps.; Geo. W. Adams, dem.
AssessorsFrank E. Baker, rep.; Henry H. Green, dem.
Town ClerkAlva Wylie, dem. On both tickets.
License, 48; no license, 109
SelectmenChas. Bennett, Thomas G. Clark, rep.; Burrel J. Huling,
Town ClerkWm. S. Adams, rep.
TreasurerJ. P. Kingsley, rep.
Whole republican town tickets carried by thirty-four majority.
SelectmenEzekiel R. Burlingame, Alonzo B. Potter, Franklyn Wood,
reps.; Nathaniel S. Gallup, Nelson M. Reynolds, dems.
AssessorsCaleb W. Knight, George H. Law, William N. Lewis, reps.;
Charles T. Preston, Edmond L. Warren, dems.
Board of ReliefWalder F. Day, George H. Wheaton, Marcus Barstow,
reps.; Albert Underwood, Amos Hammond, dems.
Grand JurorCharles H. Keach, Joseph C. Ayer, Eugene C. Peck, Francis
F. Young, Charles H. White, Laurens Card, reps.
ConstablesEdward S. Carpenter, Leonard Bowen, Albert W. Burgess,
Albert E. Shippee, Stephen S. Hawkins, Augustus S. Vaughn, reps.
Town Clerk, Town Treasurer, Agent of Town Deposit Fund and Registrar
of Vital StatisticsHenry S. Young, rep.
School VisitorsAnthony Ames, Asahel E. Darling, reps.; George W.
Registrars of Voters1st district Emmons H. Brown, rep., Edward
Davis, dem.; 2nd district, Daniel C. Frost, rep., Wheaton A. Bennett,
dem; 3d district, Henry B. Taylor, rep., Amos Hammond, dem.
AuditorsArthur G. Bill, rep., Joshua Perkins, dem.
Justice of the PeaceSamuel Hutchins, Milton A. Shunway, Arthur
G. Bill, James H. Potter, Joseph W. Stone, Thomas E. Graves, William
E. Hyde, George W. Pike, Ezra J. Mathewson, Earl Martin, Lucius H. Rickard,
Alonzo B. Potter, Samson Bennett, John Kelly, George H. Wheaton, James
H. Sweet, William H. Oatley, Hiram Stone, Irving D. Hawkins, Marcus Barstow,
License, 278; no license, 356
The election passed off very quietly the only vital issue being the question
of license. Both sides worked vigorously but no license element proved
the stronger. Last year the town voted in favor of license by a small
majority. The following is the result:
SelectmenE.C. Dennis, rep. 345, H.D. Ellis, rep. 344. Frank Coaly,
dem. 282. Orson Richardson, dem. 259
Town ClerkF.L. Batchelder, rep.; by 18 majority over Minor Kinney.
Majority against license 129.
SelectmenR.R. Carrington, R.T. Carrier, dems; C.H. Bailey, rep.
AssessorsF.B. Taylor, F.L. Carrier, dems; Asa R. Bigelow, rep.
Town ClerkGeo. D. Bingham, dem.
License, 226; no license, 126
SelectmenHenry H. Maynard, dem.; henry Buteau, R.A. Battey, reps.
AssessorsJohn Nolan, S.H. Maynard, dems.; J.E. Vickabridge, rep.
Town ClerkCharles Wales, dem.
License, 84; no license, 64.
SelectmenJ.A. Coggswell, G.R. Miner, dems.; Silas Simmons, rep.
Town ClerkHenry A. Baker, rep.
License, 124; no license 107
Lebanon: The vote was light; 111 being the highest republican and 86
the highest democratic vote. The selectmen, board of relief, and school
visitors are equally divided between the two parties, and of course there
was no competition. All the other officers are republican, with from
65 to 75 majority.
SelectmenCharles I. Abel, Erastus B. Geer, reps.; Charles B. Noyes,
Darius H. Leonard, Jr., dems.
AssessorsIsaac Gillette, George A. Mills, reps.; Daniel T. Fuller,
An___ [Ansil?] L. Wilcox, dems.
Town ClerkWalter G. Kingsley, rep.
License, 7; no license, 95.
SelectmenDavid Greenslit, L____ [Lionel?] H. Harvey, reps.; George
H. Kimball, dem.
Town ClerkWilliam H. Burnham, rep.
License, 7; no license, 45
SelectmenAlfred Gallup, Silas A. Waite, reps.; Nehemiah J. Wood,
Town ClerkSilas J. Matteson.
License, 75; no license, 42.
Usually a republican town went generally democratic.
SelectmenS.O. Bown, Parley Walker, dems.; Silas Simmons, rep.
AssessorsGeo. A. Walker, Charles Rice, rep.
Town Clerka tie.
TreasurerW.F. Dean, dem. by a majority of 2.
License, 86; no license, 54.
SelectmenAlfred Walker, Harvey W. Mowrey, dems.; Philo Walker,
AssessorsNelson Hammond, dem., H.H. Upton, rep.
Board of ReliefThomas F. Dunham, dem. A.H. Byles, rep.
Town Clerk and Treasurer and Treasurer of Town Deposit fund and Babcock
fundDavis A. Baker, dem.
License, 37; no license 79
Selectmen-Samuel B. Sprague, Rufus T. Haskins, reps.; Elisha P. Billings,
Town ClerkWilliam F. Palmer, republican
AssessorsJonathan Maine, rep.; John M. Palmer, dem.
License, 43; no license, 49
SelectmenJames R. Utley, Merrick Barton, reps.; Henry T. Clark,
AssessorsWilliam Martin, rep; Thomas T. Upton, dem.
Town ClerkJared W. Lincoln, rep.
License, 22; no license 60
SelectmenGeorge L. Rosebrook, David Hooker, reps.; Norman B. Perkins,
Town ClerkR.W. Storrs, rep.
License, 61; no license, 95
1278. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: South Coventry.
Rev. Mr. Jenkins, pastor of the Congregational church has the heartfelt
sympathy of his church, his congregation and the whole community
in the loss of his young wife. Mr. and Mrs. Jenkins came to this
people a short time since, the wife then being in delicate health
and notwithstanding the unremitting care of our local physicians,
other eminent skill was summoned but of no avail and the young
pastor is left alone sorrowing. Rev. Mr. Ellis of the M.E. church
conducted the service at the parsonage in a touching manner and
the remains accompanied by the friends of the deceased were born
to North Adams, Mass., for interment and Mr. Jenkins was invited
by a brother classmate to his residence on Cape Cod for rest and
Mr. Geo. Marcy is occupying his new premises and give attention also
to his South street farm.
Mrs. Melissa Parker who has been an invalid for a long time suffering
from heart disease died at the residence of her sister-in-law, Mrs. Nancy
Hutchinson and the funeral service was held at the Congregational church
in Andover on Friday at 2 oclock p.m. and the remains were interred
by the side of her late husband, Elisha Parker.
1279. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: Mansfield.
Mansfield went for No License last Monday. William Warren,
one of the leading democrats worked hard all day to have the town go
No License. As a general thing the democrats went for No
License. While Joseph P. Barrows, one of the leading republicans, worked
hard all day to carry the town for License and in fact he boasted
that he would do it in spite of us temperance men but I rather guess that he
found himself mistaken for when the vote was counted it stood for No
License 95, for License 61, giving us temperance men a majority
of 34, good enough for one day.
Geo. L. Rosebrooks, David Hooker, and Norman P. Perkins were elected
Selectmen for the ensuing year. There were three tickets in the field
to defeat Mr. Perkins. For all that he ran ahead of his ticket and had
a good vote, and we think he will make us a good Selectman.
1280. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: Columbia.
Mr. Horace Brown accompanied by Miss Julia Brown and Miss Katie Downer
are spending a few days in Glastonbury.
Mrs. William C. Lyman left town Thursday en route for home and will call
on friends in East Hartford, Elizabeth, N.J. etc.
Another school meeting in Pine St. on Thursday evening resulting in the
appointing as a committee to confer with various owners of land respecting
a site for the proposed new building, committee consisting of James L.
Downer, Simon Hunt and Henry Champlin.
Mrs. Harriet Woodward is with her daughter, Mrs. Ellen Page in Boston.
Mrs. Mary Wells was in town over the Sabbath.
A cottage monument of very neat designs has recently been erected in
our cemetery to the memory of Mrs. Frederick Thompson.
Rev. Mr. Hine of Lebanon, occupied the pulpit on Sunday in exchange with
Rev. F.D. and Mrs. Avery attend the meeting of the American board of
F mission in Portland, Maine this week.
Sorghum is brought to Brown & Wileys from all adjacent towns
and from long distances.
1281. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: Ellington.
Mrs. M.H. Mandell picked about two quarts of nice, large and hard, whortleberries
Sept. 27th, and chestnuts the same day.
There was a slight frost here Sept. 28th which made tobacco growers nervous.
There is a good deal yet to cut and it is small and poor.
1282. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: Born.
PotterIn Willimantic, Oct. 2d, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William
1283. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: Married.
Sheehan-BrittIn Willimantic, Oct. 3d, by the Rev. Fl. DeBruycker,
Timothy J. Sheehan, and Emma F. Britt, both of Willimantic.
1284. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: At a Court of Probate holden
at Canterbury within and for the District of Canterbury on the 25th
day of September, A.D., 1882. Present, M.H. Sanger Esq, Judge. On
motion of Lucinda B. Adams, Executrix on the estate of Charles Adams
late of Canterbury, 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 Executrix
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 Canterbury nearest the place
where the deceased last dwelt.
1285. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: About Town.
Allen B. Lincoln, of the Providence Press, is in town for a week.
A good commentary on the status of business in this thriving burgh is
the fact that there is but one vacant store in the entire village.
Mr. C.B. Lynn, well known here, and an able man, is addressing the attendants
at Excelsior hall every Sunday, for a season.
A diamond ring, lost by Mrs. Wm. E. Bullard of Willimantic in the depot
at New Haven, has been found and restored to the owner.
O.M. Shepard, formerly superintendent of transportation of the New York
& New England road, was recently appointed superintendent of the Shore
W.M. Potter has something new in the line of rubber boots and shoes.
Look for the goods at his store, and for his advertisement in this paper
Rev. Hugh Montgomery will give a free lecture on The Duty of the
Hour in the vestry of the Methodist church, next Friday evening,
commencing at 7:30 oclock.
1286. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Mary Harris caught a finger
in the gearing of a spring frame at the Linen companys mill
No. 3, and it was so badly crushed as to require amputation, which
was done by Dr. McNally.
1287. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Henry A. Kingsbury, proprietor
of the new jewelry store, has a first-class watch maker and all repairing
left with him will receive the best of care and attention. Haydens
1288. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Warden Harrington will find
the wardenship of this borough a very thankless office; but, as he
is a gentleman of pleasing manners and amiable ways, we have no doubt
that he will lose fewer friends than he will make.
1289. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Thomas Weaver, of the Boston
Globe, was in town visiting relatives and friends Monday. He went
to New York that night to accompany President Arthur on his trip
from that city to Boston, in the interest of the Globe.
1290. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: The finest line of diamonds
ever shown in Willimantic was displayed by Henry A. Kingsbury, of
Norwich, who has opened a fine jewelry store here and will keep a
first-class stock of goods in every line. It will pay all who wish
to purchase any thing in his line to call and see his goods.
1291. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: The gates recently erected
at the railroad crossings prove a great safeguard to public travel,
for which our people are heartily grateful to the railroad company
and those gentlemen who secured the improvement. There should, however,
be one on both sides of Union street crossing.
1292. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882:Those who have had the heroic
courage to rob themselves of the sweet embrace of Morpheus at 4:30
a.m. have had the pleasure of witnessing a spectacle not seen but
once a century. The comet, which may be seen at that hour, is a sight
well worth a great exertion. It may be seen in the southeastern sky.
1293. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: The mention of Julia Fitzpatricks
name in the town report in connection with those who have assistance
from the town, is misleading, in that it would seem to refer to a
worthy miss who is the only one bearing that lawful name, and she
has no town assistance. The correct name of the person under the
above name is Mrs. Julia Falvy.
1294. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Mr. Geo. L. Wheeler, the
popular prompter of this place, has been engaged by Company E. Third
regiment of New London to preside over a military ball to be given
by that company on Thanksgiving eve.
1295. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: The Episcopal society has
got under good headway with Rev. Lemuel H. Wells as its pastor and
with every indication that it may thrive. Services are held on Sunday
in Dunham hall at 10:45 in the morning and 7 in the evening.
1296. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: James Walsh, 18 years of
age, employed in O.S. Chaffee & Sons silk mill, on Church
street, had his hand caught in the machinery, on Saturday, and the
first joint of one finger had to be amputated. Dr. McNally performed
1297. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Geo. A. Baker, who has been
in charge of the roller skating rink during the past summer at the
Niantic Spiritualist camp-meeting, will re-open the rink at Armory
hall, in this village, next Tuesday evening. The Willimantic band
will furnish music for the occasion, and everybody is invited to
participate. Admission, 20 cents, skates 10 cents.
1298. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: The competitive examination
for the appointment of a cadet at West Point military academy was
held at Breeds hall in Norwich on Saturday last before Seth
L. Sprague, M.D., Col. Charles A. Russell and Herbert G. Fowler,
examiners and judges. The examination lasted over four hours. It
resulted in their recommending Ambrose T. Moriarity of Putnam for
the position, and Herbert D. Utley, son of Charles R. Utley, stationer,
of this village.
1299. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Mr. N.P. Perkins of Pleasant
Valley has purchased the milk route of Mr. Chas. Jacobs. Mr.Perkins
will sell the milk of his thoroughbred Jersey herd, including the
following noted cows: Arbutus 2d, 6,298; Boys Arbutus, No. 14,606;
Princess Argyle, No. 7,570; Dilly B.., No. 14, 605. The foregoing
figures refer to the register of the American Jersey Cattle Club.
In supplying cows, besides a number of higher grade, Mr. Perkins
will give his customers such a product as can only be obtained from
Channel Island cattle, which have been long noted for their superior
cream and butter qualities.
1300. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Died.Elmer E. Bullard,
21 years of age in Willimantic, Oct. 5, after a painful illness.
Elmer was the eldest child of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Bullard. He was a
young man of marked mental qualities and of rare graces of character.
From his youth he had been a consistent christian and a worthy member
of the M.E. church. He was a young man of studious habits and was
preparing himself for a life profession as civil engineer. Death
loves a shining mark. And found it in Elmer. The funeral took
place Wednesday morning last, when after appropriate services at
the house his remains were carried to Eastford his native place,
for interment. The place of burial is near by the school house where
he was a scholar, and but a short distance from the home of his childhood.
After remarks by his pastor, Rev. B. McBurney, the friends and companions
of the deceased, as also the children, slowly and sorrowfully approached
the grave and dropped floral tributes of love upon his coffin. The
scene was deeply affecting.
1301. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: The annual parade of the
Willimantic fire department occurred last Saturday afternoon by postponement
from the previous Saturday. It was as usual a successful affair,
although the spectators from without the village were noticeably
less. The procession was formed on Union street and expected to start
at 1:30 p.m. but it was delayed a half hour for the arrival of the
Mansfield Drum Corps, which had been engaged by Montgomery hose company
but failed to appear for some reason which detracted much from the
parade. The column was made up in the following order: Marshal, Charles
N. Daniels; Aids, Charles Leonard, Thomas Ashton. Platoon Fire Police;
Chief Engineer Billings; Assistant Engineers, Purinton, Webb, and
Millen. South Windham band, A. Kinne, leader. Alert hose company,
John B. Elliot, foreman. Forest City band and Forest City hose company
of Middletown. Montgomery hose company, Thos. E. Burke, foreman,
Excelsior Hook and Ladder company, G. W. Meloney, foreman, Officers
of borough government.
1302. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Town Meeting.It was
voted to take no action on the clause desiring the town to allow
Philander Willis to send his children to school in district No. 5.
On the clause,
To see what action the town will take in relation to having a public
high school, a resolution was passed providing for the appointment of
a committee of seven to take the project in charge and report to a special
meeting to be called for that purpose. The committee is composed of Whiting
Hayden, Wm. C. Jillson, J.M. Hall, A.N. Cunningham, Guilford Smith, W.E. Barrows,
W. Swift. The following officers were elected by acclamation: Directors of
Willimantic cemetery, Whiting Hayden, Silas F. Loomer, W.E. Barrows; Windham
cemetery, Wm. Swift, J.G. Martin, Charles Smith; North Windham cemetery, F.D.
Spencer, E.L. Burnham, Albert Hartson; directors town deposit fund, Geo. M.
Harrington, W.N. Wales, Samuel Bingham; haywards, J.G. Martin, L.C. Kinne,
H.H. Fitch, M.M. Welch; pound-keepers, H.H. Fitch, E.H. Holmes, Jr., J.C. Smith,
J.A. Perkins, F.M. Lincoln.
1303. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Team Stolen.Last Saturday
evening about seven oclock Edwin L. Backus, of South Windham,
hitched his horse, attached to an open buggy, to a post opposite
the store of W.N. Potter, in Hamlins block, went up main street
to G.G. Cross
restaurant and returned, all within five minutes. Upon reaching the spot
where the team had been hitched it was gone. Thinking that the horse
must have broken away, Mr. Backus searched the street up and down, and
not being able to find it concluded that it must have been stolen. He
proceeded immediately to Sheriff Pomeroys office and laid the facts
before that officer, who went and examined the ground, and tracked the
team around Union street. He then called at the telephone central office
and notified all the suburban places reached by that instrument. Information
was soon received from Mansfield Center that a team had just passed through
there at all speed, the horse on the run. Parties in Mansfield, learning
the particulars, procured a horse and gave chase. The thieves turned
the corner near the church in Mansfield Center, on the road leading to
the city, and when about half way to that place encountered
a team. The hubs of both wagons collided, and the occupants of the stolen
team were thrown out. They immediately took to the woods, and Mr. Edwin
Storrs, who was in the other wagon, thinking something was wrong, pursued
the runaway horse. The animal turned south on the road leading through
Mansfield city, and when near Mr. Albert Nichols, on Chestnut Hill,
cleared himself from the wagon and was caught within a few rods. The
team was taken back to the Center, where it was met by Sheriff Pomeroy
and Mr. Backus.
The above particulars were given to them and they proceeded north in
search of the thieves. The hunt was fruitless however and they returned.
Sunday morning it was ascertained that two young fellows had enquired
the way to Brooklyn of parties near Spring Hill, and as the shortest
cut were directed across lots in the direction of North Windham. The
same fellows enquired the way of a young man Sunday morning in Mansfield
Hollow, and he having heard of the stolen team adventure concluded his
looks that they were the guilty parties. He made public this belief and
A.W. Buchanan in company of another man followed up the team in the direction
taken. The suspected parties were taken into custody near North Windham
and brought to this village Sunday, where they were confined in the lock-up.
When visited by Sheriff Pomeroy they gave their names as Norton and Higgins
and their residence as Dayville, a place three miles north of Danielsonville,
and confessed their guilt. In palliation of their daring crime, they
said that they had been looking for work in many villages of this section
and being hungry and tired took this method of getting home, intending
when they should have reached Brooklyn to have hitched the team there
and walked home.
They were brought before Justice Arnold Monday morning, and after pleading
guilty to the charge of stealing the team, were put under $500 bonds
for their appearance at the next term of court. Not being able to procure
bail they were lodged in Brooklyn jail.
1304. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Borough Election.Monday
was a perfect day for the purposes of an election and it called 715
voters to the polls to say who should rule the affairs of this borough
the coming year. The result was a great republican victory although
the vote cast for warden was fourteen less than the previous year.
The republican party put in some of the finest work which has ever
been witnessed in this town at any election outside of state or national;
while on the other hand the democrats-notwithstanding they had a
very good tickettook not a vestage of interest in the contest,
not even taking the trouble to secure ballot distributors. Whoever
voted for the democratic nominee did so of his own free will and
purely for the love of the party. The Linen company from President
Barrows down to the humblest employee worked earnestly for their
party during almost the entire period of voting. We are glad that
the successful ticket is so exceptionally good for that party. It
does not contain the obnoxious element which has usually been put
forward, and for this we are devoutly thankful. There is ability
in the court of burgesses to make this administration successful.
The following is the vote as cast Monday, those marked * being elected:
*Albert Barrows, 426
*Samuel C. Smith, 425
*Jerome B. Baldwin, 423
Geo. Lincoln, 273
John R. Root, 278
James E. Murray, 263
John Conant, 4
Joseph A. Lewis, 21
Edmund Crane, 21
Geo. V. Alpaugh, 22
*Geo. M. Harrington, 444
L.E. Baldwin, 250
Joel Fox, 17
Chas. E. Carpenter, 1
Board of Relief:
*Frank S. Fowler, 427
*John D. Wheeler, 429
*Thomas R. Congdon, 423
John Hickey, 266
John H. Moulton, 276
Edward Taylor, 266
John Brown, 22
Delos W. Conant, 21
Elizur F. Reed, 21
C.B. Pomeroy, 6
Wm. H. Cranston, 4
*Chas. N. Daniels, 428
Frank F. Webb, 269
Chas A. Capen. 5
Geo. Smith, 21
*Chas. N. Daniels, 428
Frank F. Webb, 270
Chas. A. Capen, 5
Geo. Smith, 21
*John Scott, 424
*Silas F. Loomer, 426
*Chas. L. Boss, 418
*Walter G. Morrison, 488
*Geo. O. Elliot, 407
*Samuel S. Burlingham, 438
Geo. B. McCracken, 287
Jeremiah OSullivan, 265
Don F. Johnson, 273
Edward Taylor, 259
Geo. C. Martin, 263
Daniel P. Ticknor, 371
John A. Conant, 22
Willard D. Pember, 21
Clark O. Terry, 21
Orange S. Perkins, 27
Orlando W. Little, 20
Stephen R. Morse, 20
Wm. N. Potter, 6
Geo. W. Burnham, 3
Ceryl Whittaker, 4
Geo. Lincoln, 1
*Alonzo B. Green, 411
Luke Flynn, 282
Daniel P. Dunn, 23
Dwight Shurtliff, 1
*Dwight W. Shurtliff, 419
Luke Flynn, 280
Daniel P. Dunn, 23
1305. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Mansfield.
While Mrs. David Hooker and another lady were driving around Youngs
corner at Mr. Hope they turned too short and the carriage capsized injuring
one of the ladies and demolishing the carriage. The injured lady is improving.
Miss Nellie E. Daugherty has been engaged to teach the Wormwood Hill
school she came to us from Mansfield Center well recommended and the
wishes of the district are that she may sustain her former reputation
as a teacher.
Your Gurleyville correspondent omits to give credit to Mr. W. Maine for
putting up a watering tub just north of the village. Perhaps he was waiting
to see if the good people of the town would vote License or no License.
It is now hoped that the good people of the village will appreciate good
watering facilities while we on the hill have already said, Thanks
The contested will case of Snow vs Levalley is again put over to the
George Knowlton landed a pickerel the other day weighing four pounds
lacking one ounce. This has been beat but once at the Knowlton reservoir.
1306. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: South Windham.
The new green house rapidly approaches completion and is quite a formidable
building in appearance.
A new lamp is talked of for the corner opposite to the store of Johnson
& Williams, on the lantern of which the directions now given by the guild
board will be painted. The lamp is to be erected by A.S. Winchester. A water
tank has been talked of for this square but for some reason has never been
The colored people held a ball at Music hall last Thursday evening which
was largely attended, and a fine time is reported, the enjoyment being
continued till nearly morning.
1307. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Andover.
Our town meeting resulted in the election of the republican ticket by
from ten to fifteen majority. C.F. Lincoln is re-elected town clerk
and treasurer, and C.H. Loomis, W.A. Brown and J.H. Arnold are
Mr. E.D. White has been engaged as teacher in the southeastern district.
A school meeting is to be held in that district Saturday evening to see
if they will repair the school house and put in new seats.
Mr. C.F. Johnson has met with remarkable success, the past season, in
raising beets. Upon ten rods square of ground he has raised two hundred
bushels. Many of them were over two feet long, and on monster measured
80 inches in length and 28 inches around, and weighed 15 ½ pounds.
They grew upon a moist spot of ground which, two or three years ago,
was covered with sweet flags.
Miss Katie S. Moody of Rockville, who has been acting as telegraph operator
here for the past four months, left for home Monday evening, Miss Addie
Hall having so far recovered her health as to be able to resume her position.
Mr. Mack, who was expected to preach at the Congregational church the
coming year, finds that his studies are taking up so much of his time
that he will not be able to do so. Mr. Dutton, member of the senior class
at the Hartford Theological Seminary, will supply the pulpit there fore
Mr. L.O. Backus has his new house up and covered.
1308. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Danielsonville. (Too late
for last issue.)
The past few days have been memorable in the annals of the Methodist
Church in Danielsonville. Forty years ago this church was organized,
and their church edifice was dedicated. This week the church has held
a series of meetings to commemorate these two important and interesting
events. The exercises commenced Sunday Oct. 2, by a memorial sermon by
the Rev. Norris G. Lippett of Norwich.
The Sunday evening exercises were in part, the reading letters of congratulation
and sympathy from all the former pastors now living.
On Monday evening the anniversary sermon was by the Rev. Geo. W. Brewster
a former pastor. The sermon was not a sermon but a complete history of
the church since 1842, the labor of each successive pastor (there have
been in all 22, pastors)the increase of the church membership under
each pastorthe rise and growth of the Sabbath school connected
therewith and, its early financial efforts. In this historical sketch
were many tender reminiscences of many devoted, defenders of the faith
who have passed away.
1309. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: At a Court of Probate holden at Ashford, within
and for the district of Ashford, on the 18th day of Set., A.D., 1882.
Present, Davis A. Baker, Judge. On motion of George Platt, Administrator
on the estate of Henry E. Knowlton, late of Ashford, deceased. It is
ordered by this Court that notice shall be given, that the Administration,
account in said estate will be exhibited for settlement at the Probate
Office in said district, on the 30th day of September, 1882 at 2 oclock
p.m. by advertising this order in the Willimantic Chronicle, and by posting
a copy thereof on the public signposts in said town of Ashford. Davis
A. Baker, Judge.
1310. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Columbia.
Hon. Dwight Lewis of Rockville spent a couple of days in town among friends,
revisiting the scenes of his childhoodthe cemetery where
his father, mother and sisters are buried, and other places.
The Columbus Cornet band accepted an invitation from a former member
of their company, Charles H. Richardson of Eagleville, last week, and
were hospitably entertained at this residence.
A number of our citizens have been amply repaid for early rising to witness
the comet in the eastern horizon.
Charles A. Post was in town on Tuesday.
Rev. F.D. and Mrs. Avery were the guests of Ansel G. Dewey while in Portland,
and speak highly of the position he occupies in various offices in that
Mrs. Elmore G. Dewey and Mrs. Harriet Leonard are visiting Mrs. C. Burr
The Board of Education reorganized, resulting in the following officers:
President, Charles E. Little; secretary, Nathan K. Holbrook.
Miss Lillian I. Fuller is hired for the year to teach in Chestnut Hill
Dr. C.N. Gallup has an extended ride, having frequent calls to North
1311. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: 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 October, 1882, 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 Novermber next. Blanks can be obtained at the Town
Clerks office or the Assessors
and at James Waldens store. Persons are requested to affix a value
to personal property, particularly to musical instruments. N.B. The Assessors
are required by law to add ten per cent to lists not returned as above
notified. Captains of Military and Foremen of Fire Companies are requested
to make return of all members of said companies to the Assessors without
delay, that they may receive the benefit of the law exempting them from
poll tax. Albert Barrows, Samuel C. Smith, Jerome B. Baldin, Assessors.
Dated at Windham, Oct. 9th, 1882.
1312. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Notice. All persons liable
to pay taxes in the town of Windham, are hereby notified to make
out their list of taxable property owned by them on the first day
of October, 1882, and perfest 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 Clerks
office or Assessors and at James Waldens store. Persons
are requested to affix a value on personal property, particularly
to musical instruments. N.B. The Assessors are required by law to
add ten per cent to lists not returned as above notified. Captains
of Military and Foremen of Fire Companies are requested to make returns
of all members of said companies to the Assessors without delay,
that they may receive the benefit of the law exempting them from
poll tax. Albert Barrows, Samuel C. Smith, E.H. Holmes, Jr., Assessors.
Dated at Windham, Oct. 9th, 1882.
1313. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Born.
SpencerIn Mittanauge, Mass., Oct. 5th, a son of John W. and Kate
Spencer formerly of Willimantic.
1314. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Married.
Fitts-JamesIn Windham, Oct. 3, by the Rev. C.N. Nichols of Warrenville,
John B. Fitts of Ashford and Miss Ellen L. James of Tolland.
1315. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Died.
GrayIn North Windham Oct. 10, Nathan S. Gray, aged 58 yrs.
AveryIn Lebanon Oct. 11, Hattie S. Avery, age 21 yrs.
BullardIn Willimantic Oct. 2, El_____ [unreadable] E. Bullard,
aged 21 yrs.
BillingsIn Windham, Sept. 29, Nancy Billings, age 71 yrs.
KelleyIn Willimantic, Julia Kelley, aged _ [3?] years and 2 months.
Murphy--In Willimantic Oct. 6 John _ Murphy age _4 [looks liked 24] yrs.
1316. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Daniel McGuinness, M.D.,
OfficeBingham Block, Church St. Willimantic, Conn. Office Hours7
to 9 a.m., 2 to 4 and 7 to _ [8?] p.m.
1317. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Dr. Samuel David & Son,
Physicians and Surgeons, Office: Hickeys House, Union St. Dr.
Samuel David will make a specialty of diseases peculiar to the Female
Sex, also surgery. Office open at all hours day and night. Graduates
of Victoria college, Canada.
1318. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Isaac B. Gallup, M.D., Physician
and Surgeon, office at residence, No. 10 Pearl St., Willimantic,
Ct. Graduated from College and began the practice of medicine in
January, 1871. Also, a member of the Connecticut Medical Association.
Telephone in house. Country calls may be sent by person, mail, telegraph,
or from any telephone office.
1319. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: About Town.
Mrs. H.F. North and daughter Florence, will spend the winter South.
D.G. Lawson started Monday for Kentucky, where he will be engaged several
Girl wanted to do general house work, apply to Geo. E. Stiles at Buck,
Durkee & Stiles.
B.C. Grant is laying the foundation for a dwelling house on the lot south
of Mrs. Jane Hollands residence Church street.
A pleasant fact to us is the increase by ten quires of the Chronicles
circulation within four months or 240 in number.
The New York and New England railroad are building a new water tank at
this station which, when finished, will have a capacity of 26,000 gallons.
The skating rink under the management of Geo. A. Baker opens to the public
tomorrow evening at Armory hall. The Willimantic band will be present.
The Montgomery Hose company extends a vote of thanks to the ladies that
sent flowers to their rooms on parade day, through their foreman, Thomas
Superintendent J.H. Franklin of the Air Line road has resigned and will
resume his old position as depot master at the Grand Central Depot in
New York November 1st.
Revival meetings are being held at Franklin hall by Rev. J.E. Wolfe every
evening except Monday and Friday when he holds forth at Dunham hall.
The meetings are full of interest.
1320. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: J. Stanley DOrsay
was in town Tuesday submitting specimens for frescoing to the committee
having the M.E. church improvements in charge. The pattern decided
on is attractive and neat.
1321. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: Mr. and Mrs. E.B. Avery
extend their heartfelt thanks to the good friends of Willimantic
and Lebanon who showed so much sympathy and extended so many kindnesses
to them in the bereavement of their only daughter.
1322. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: Mrs. C. Byers is erecting
on the South American lot a large two tenement house
which will soon be completed and offered for rental. The building
is two stories, each tenement will have eight rooms a good cellar
and will be supplied by spring water. Theres good fresh air
1323. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: On Friday evening in the
darkness which usually reigns on Church Street from lack of sufficient
street lights, a collision occurred between C.L. Boss team
and a team owned by Mr. Washburn of South Coventry near Hollands
silk mills. The result was a broken wheel for Mr. Boss and an almost
demolished buggy for Mr. Washburn.
1324. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: Montgomery hose company
No. 2 relected the following officers for the ensuing year: Thos.
E. Burke, foreman; Thos. Ashton, first assistant foreman; P. Moriority,
second assistant foreman; Jos. Haggerty, secretary and treasurer;
T. Reynolds, steward. The company entertained a large number of their
friends on Saturday night.
1325. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: Cards have been issued to
many of his friends in this village announcing the prospective marriage
of Mr. Edgar A. Smith, formerly of the firm of Lincoln & Smith,
of this place to Miss Josie Fiske of Johnson, R.I., which will take
place at the Benevolent Congregational church in Providence on Tuesday
October 24th at six oclock. The Chronicle extends its congratulations.
1326. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: Mr. Cephas B. Lynn has generously
offered to give his lecture entitled Charles Sumners
legacy to Young America the proceeds to go for the benefit
of the poor of the town who are assisted by the Womans Benevolent
society. It will be given at the opera house on Thursday evening
of this week and a small admission fee will be charged. It is needless
to expaciate upon the merits of the lecture. Mr. Lynns reputation
is a sufficient guarantee that it will be worthy of a large audience
of intelligent listeners.
1327. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: Court of Burgesses.The
Court of Burgesses held its first meeting for the transaction of
business Monday evening at its office. The bonds of treasurer and
bailiff were offered and accepted. Messrs W. and J.E. Hayden appeared
before the board to urge the construction of work on Pleasant street,
but no action was taken. Mr. Johnson appeared and notified the board
that if Pleasant street was worked according to plan he should claim
damages. A petition received signed by R.E. Burnham and twenty seven
others asking that the curbing and walk on the north side of Valley
street between Pearl and Walnut be raised was referred to street
committee. D.H. Clark was heard relative to relaying of water pipes
on Turner street below the reach of frost, and his petition postponed
for further action. L.M. Sessions asked permission to erect wooden
barn in rear of Central block and further action will be taken on
the matter. J.A. McDonald appeared before the board by request of
warden to be heard relative to the amount of damages it should pay
for work done on charter and by-laws of the borough which was discontinued
on account of a proposed revision by the new board. The following
bills were ordered paid: Dime Savings bank interest, $650; James
Walden, rent, $90; Fanny Fitch, $37.50. The following bills were
received and tabled for further action: Labor bill Oct. 1st to 9th,
$189.95; McDonald & Safford $275.10; Michael Sullivan, labor
and paving $86.54; Jas. Conlin, labor and rent, $14.75. The meeting
adjourned to Wednesday evening at 7:30 oclock.
1328. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: Borough Meeting.Warden
Harrington took his first lesson as chief officer of this borough
in the administration of parliamentary law at the adjourned borough
meeting last Monday afternoon. The matter to be considered was such
part of the warning as was not acted upon the previous week. There
was a respectable attendance of tax-paying citizens. At the first
opportunity John M. Hall, Esq., took the floor and offered the following
resolution: Resolved: That the report of the warden and treasurer
be accepted; but the warden and burgesses are instructed to ascertain
whether or not the late warden charged, under the item of labor,
any dues in excess of his salary, and if they find he did they are
instructed to take legal steps to recover the same, or any other
legal remedies in the premises as they may deem advisable. He
then launched out into the broad expanse of oratory, rising into
the clouds and sinking into the mud-puddle, stretching from the uttermost
parts of the earth to the confines of Chewink, strode up and down
the earth inflaming the people to direful deeds against human liberties,
crushed out all opposition to virtue (?) and integrity (?) by a mighty
onslaught, establishing an elysium on earth, and swooped down from
space with a peroration that made the bones of Demosthenese crackle
in their grave. When this awe-struck assemblage had caught their
breath, Mr. G.W. Burnham offered an amendment to the resolution in
a faltering voice, providing that this law-suit business be done
without pay. Mr. Hall resisted, for what reason we are at loss to
imagine. Lawyer Sumner threw a wet blanket on the conflagration much
to the detriment of its progress, and it was finally agreed that
that should be the sense of the resolution, and the amendment was
withdrawn, and it passed.
Now as to the justice of the assault upon the ex-warden a thorough search
of the records reveals no instance where the Wardens salary was
ever fixed at $400. We believe there is an item charged to Warden Davison
and Burgess Keigwin of $30 over their salaries for services as street
commissioners. Warden Davison received in the vicinity of $100 over and
above his salary. The wardens of this borough have usually employed a
foreman, and drawn their salary the same. A part of the time General
Baldwin did the work of a foreman and charged for it. That would not
seem to be wrong if the court of Burgesses allow it. The power to regulate
the business affairs of the borough is vested in that board.
On motion of E.E. Burnham a tax of three mills was laid, which, we believe
is one mill less than last year.
Chester A. Vinton was voted $400 for injuries received last winter while
at the corner of Jackson and Maple streets.
The new street extending north from Main street on lands of the Windham
company tendered to the borough by that company as accepted.
It was voted to accept the extension of Valley street to the new street
accepted from the Windham company. It is estimated that the extension
will cost $3,000 as Wm. Sextons house will have to removed.
1329. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: Scotland.
Rev. Chas. Griggs of Chaplin has occupied the Congregational pulpit for
the last three Sabbaths. After various meetings and adjournments
it is hoped the Congregational society will succeed in hiring a
Lower Scotland school opened on Monday Mr. Leroy Sweet teacher, Miss
Mary Trowbridge of Canterbury will teach in the Center district. Brunswick
has no school as the attendance would be very small.
The unfavorable weather which prevails in Scotland on such occasions
attended the wedding on Wednesday of last week. But a cheerful party
of some fifty guests were not to be dismayed by rain and gathered at
the residence of Wm. R. Dorrance to witness the marriage of Dea. Waldo
Bass and Miss Hattie A. Dorrance. The ceremony took place at 8 p.m. Rev.
Francis Williams of Chaplin officiating. The bride appeared in an elegant
dress of plain satin and brocade. A very handsome refreshment table decorated
with flowers, was spread. The numerous gifts were valuable and comprised
various articles, vases, brackets, rugs, table linen, clocks, watch and
chain, album, U.S. gold, etc. Mr. and Mrs. Bass left town the same evening
for a short trip returning on Saturday.
1330. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: Andover.
Mr. Dalton of the Hartford Theological seminary preached at the Congregational
church last Sunday. He was much liked by all who heard him.
Mr. A.C. Woodworth supervisor of the N.Y. & N.E.R.R., from Waterbury
to Fishkill was in town over Sunday.
Mr. William Brigham of Cleveland, O., is spending a few days in town
visiting his mother.
1331. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: Columbia.
Miss Georganna Downer solicited funds from the ladies in Pine St. district
in behalf of the Foreign mission. It is a custom to appoint a lady
in each district for soliciting from ladies during the week while
a contribution box is passed around at church on the Sabbath for
the gentlemen to put in their donations.
Simeon F. Tucker has moved into the tenement over the store of John H.
The selectmen are making necessary repairs on the highways. Some of the
roads are badly washed by the recent heavy rains.
Elisha Spafford teaches school in Pine St., the coming winter and Chas.
E. Little on the green. Miss Bell of Andover has been hired for West
S.F. West will visit Elmwood just outside of Providence this week as
delegate to attend the installation of Rev. Mr. Headley as pastor of
the church in that place.
Frank Hutchinson was in town over Sunday among friends.
Messrs Carlos and Chester Collins N.H. Clark and others attended the
drummers reunion at So. Coventry last Friday.
At a school meeting held in Pine Street the 14th, Messrs. Holbrook, Battey
and Hunt were appointed building committee and instructed not to exceed
$500 in making contract for school house Champlin and Holbrook to prepare
1332. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: Westford.
There has been a family reunion at the Richmond homestead consisting
of the sons and daughters of the late Michael Richmond Esq. The following
members of the family were present. Some of which have returned to their
homes after a pleasant sojourn of several weeks. Mrs. Child, Mrs. Carpenter
and daughter of Westford Mr. James Richmond wife of and child of Philadelphia,
Mrs. Comstock Brooklyn, N.Y., Mr. Thomson Richmond and wife of Wisconsin,
Mrs. Perry wife of Dr. Perry of Davenport, Iowa and Mr. E. Richmond of
Westport. The reunion will be one long remembered for the many pleasant
and tender associations it recalled of the happy days of childhood and
the hallowed and sacred memories it revived of their venerated and departed
Rev. James B. Connell preached at the Congregational church last Sunday
afternoon during the absence of Rev. Oscar Bissell who is enjoying a
The firm of E.B. Merritt & Co., was dissolved last week. The business
however will be conducted by Stephen Lewis the remaining member of the
firm with Mr. D. Chapman as manager.
1333. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: Mansfield Center.
The Fox. They are abundant and the hunters are abroad. A
few days since Philo W. Thompson, Wm. W. Lincoln and Zenas Bugbee, of
this place, all veteran hunters of the sly critter, the two
former always ready and willing to relate their personal exploits in
this exciting sport.
(The connection of Capt. Joseph Conant with the early silk industry of
this country has never received due credit. The article elsewhere puts
it before the public as it is, and we take the liberty of distributing
this paper among a few parties interested in this matter.Ed.)
. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: Premiums Awarded at Pleasant
Produce No. 1.
Collection garden produce, Augustus Storrs 1st
Boston marrow, 1st
Watermelons, A.S. Chapman 1st
Citron, Augustus Storrs 2nd
Onions, Wm. Warren 1st
Onions, Augustus Storrs 2nd
Turnips, Alonzo Warren 1st
Collection beans, Wm. Warren 1st
Early Ohio potatoes 1st
Burbanks seedlings, D. Nason 1st
Levi Warren 2d
Bliss Triumph, P.F. Parker 1st
Wm. Warren 2nd
Clarks No. 1, N.P. Perkins 1st
Mores seeding, Levi Warren
Late rose, D. Nason 1st
Clarks No. 1,
Late rose, Levi Warren 2d
Beauty of Heron, Isaac Storrs 2d
Mammoth pearl potatoes, Levi Warren
Alonzo Warren 2d
Sweet Corn, Ziba Warren 1st
Collection of sweet corn, 2d
Yellow corn, A. Storrs 1st
Stearns Bros. 2d
Corn, D.A. Martin special
Early rose potatoes, Saml E. Perkins 1st
H.P. Potter 2d
Pop corn, A. Storrs special
Oats, D.W. Fiske special
Nevada white potatoes, special
Spring rye, H.P. Potter 1st
W.H. Barrows 2d
Gourds, Chas. C. Barrows 1st
Gertie Barrows 2d
Waverly potatoes, J.P. Palmer
Barstow Storrs Agricu. School
Crook neck squash, D. Nason 1st
White elephant squash Isaac Storrs 1st
Watermelons, D. Nason 2d
Produce No. 2
Butter, Storrs Agrl school 1st
J. Hayden 2d
B. Larkin special
Cheese, C.F. Parker 1st
Bread wheat, made by a girl under 20 years Miss J. Etta Perkins 1st
Wheat bread, Mrs. P. Hoy 1st
Rye bread, E.W. Latham 1st
Biscuit, Miss J. Etta Perkins 1st
Cookies, Mrs. P. Hoy 1st
Honey, S.E. Perkins 1st
D.W. Fiske 2d
Sorghum syrup, D.W. Fiske 1st
Best colleciton of canned fruit, Mrs. D.A. Martin 1st
Mrs. Wm. Warren 2d
Produce No. 3
Best wheat bread made by girl under 20 years of age, Miss J. Etta Perkins
Mrs. Evelyne M. Bennett 1st
Also best plate Biscuit by girl under 20 yr. Miss J. Etta Perkins
Collection apples, Levi Warren 1st
Martin Parker 2d
Baldwin, Levi Warren 1st
R.I. Greenings, C.H. Baker 1st
King of Tompkins Co., A. Storrs 1st
Gravenstein, H.P. Potter 1st
Gogswell pearmain, Isaac Storrs 1st
Hubbardson nonesuch, A. Storrs 1st
Roxbury, Martin Parker 1st
Boston Daniel Martin 1st
Unknown, C.H. Baker 2d
Holton sweet, Daniel Martin 1st
English russett, Levi Warren 1st
Swamp, H.P. Potter 1st
Blue Pearmain, Augustine Storrs 1st
Fall pippin, Isaac Storrs 1st
Pumpkin sweet, Martin Parker 1st
Maiden blush, Levi Warren 1st
Porter, H.P. Potter 1st
Striped sweet, N.A. Brown 1st
Sea brooks, L.H. Cross 1st
Long johns, Daniel Brooks 1st
Farmuse, C.H. Baker 1st
Lawrence, Levi Warren 1st
Beauty of Kent,
Spice apple, A. Nichols 1st
Peck of quinces
Hysop crab apple, D.H. Jacobs 1st
Collection pears, W. and J. Hayden 1st
Bartletts, W. and J. Hayden 1st
Seckle, Augustus Storrs 1st
Flemish beauty, Martin Parker 1st
Buffum pears, A. Storrs 1st
Collection grapes, Wm. Warren 1st
Concord, Isaac W. Storrs 1st
Hatch seeding, Martin Parker 1st
Agawam, Wm. Warren 1st
Cranberries, D.W. Fiske 1st
Bouquet, Mrs. Lucina Bennett 1st
Netted curtains, Miss Jennie McGee spec.
Silk bedquilt, Mrs. J.E. D______ 1st
Miss J. Etta Perkins
E.F. Casey, chamber set special
Thos. G. Wurelio, sample of brooms
Smith American organ, A.C. Andrews, special
Clothing, Baldwin & Webb
Carpet stretcher, Austin Holt
Lounge cover, Mrs. D.B. Crandall 1st
Lamp mats, Mrs. D.B. Crandall special
Bed spread, Sarah Burdick special
Miss May M. Hayden 2st
Afghan, Mrs. James B. Utley 1st
Mrs. Martha Swift 2d
Table spread, Mrs. Martha Swift 1st
Mr. A.W. Gordon 2d
Ladies work table, Rev. K.B. Glidden special
Collection silk, Mrs. J. Holland 1st
hardware, G.H. Alford 1st
Hand-made lace collar, Bella Martin 1st
Mrs. A. Marcy 77 years
Broom holder, S.A. Martin special
Pillow shams, Miss Martha Perkins special
Stuffed birds, foxes, etc, Edgar F. Storrs 1st
Lambrequin, Alice M. Hunt 1st
Mrs. E.J. Avery 2d
Mrs. Chas. Alpaugh 2d
Rug, Mrs. Norman Melony 1st
Sewing-machine, New ___, A. Barrows special
Hartford sewing-machine, A.H. Gaskill special
Wheeler & Wilson machine, E.E. Morril special
Horses, Colts and Draft Horses
Stallions, C.T. Kenyon 1st
B.F. Bennet 2d
Draft horses, John Martin 1st
Single draft horses, John Martin 1st
2 years old Merrick Barton 1st
2 years old W.H. Barrows 2d
1 year old Charles Sweet 1st
1 year old Wm. Barton 2d
Single Carriage Horses and Pairs
Trained horse, R.W. Hooper 1st
Saddle horses, Miss Martha Perkins 1st
Miss J. Etta Perkins 2d
E.D. Hill 1st
R.W. Hooper 2d
Pairs carriage horses, Dwight Potter 1st
C.W. Hatch 3d
Single Carriage Horses
E. Harris, 1st
Warren Tanner, 2d
Grade and Native Stock
Herd of 6 cows, Stearns Brothers 1st
Ayrshire 10 years old 1st
2 N.P. Perkins 1st
Town team, Mansfield 1st
7 years old, A. Storrs 1st
5 years old, C. Rosebrooks 1st
5 A. Storrs 2d
4 C. Rosebrooks
4 A. Storrs special
3 Ralph W. Storrs
2 A. Storrs 1st
2 Ralph W. Storrs
Yearlings A. Storrs 1st
2:40 class, C.T. Kenyon 1st
I. Sanderson 2d
3 minute class, J.B. Johnson 1st
3 C.T. Kenyon 2d
Bull 1 year old, J.J. Slate 1st
1 D.M.C. Bettis 2d
Calf, N.P. Perkins 1st
Stearns Bros. 2d
6 years old, D.M.C. Bettis 1st
6 N.P. Perkins 2d
4 N.P. Perkins 1st
2 D.M.C. Bettis
1 A. Storrs 1st
Heifer Calf, D.M.C. Bettis 1st
Bull 8 years old, A. Storrs 1st
Cow 7 years old, A. Storrs 1st
Cow 4 and under 6 years, A. Storrs 1st
Bull 6 years old, A. Storrs 1st
Cow 9 years old, Storrs Agricult School 1st
2 A. Storrs 1st
Arts and Fine Arts
Wax wreath, Mrs. E.W. Latham 1st
Collection of tidies, Mrs. D.B. Crandall 1st
Painting on glass, Mrs. H.D. Perkins special
Millinery, Mrs. M.E. White special
Tidies, Miss A.W. Hall special
Crayons, Miss May M. Hayden 1st
Bouquet of fancy grapes R. W. Hooper
Darned lace, Miss E. Sprague aged 65 1st
1335. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: To the Board of County.[the
following applied for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating
liquors], Patrick J. Coffey (endorsed by Jules N. Archambault,
A.E. Clark, A.B. .Green, S.D. Bromley and J. Gallivan); Benjamin
Wilbur (endorsed by Thomas Ramsdell, W.W. Follett, John A. Perkins,
P.H. Woodward and H.R. Alford); Dennis Shea (endorsed by J.A. McDonald,
E.A. Buck, Edward Taylor, Marritt M. Welch and Martin Flint); Michael
Nelligan (endorsed by Michael Casey, Albert E. Moulton, Patrick Fitzpatrick,
Patrick Falvey and E.C. Finney); Thomas J. Kelley (endorsed by Andrew
W. Loomis, Thomas Keating, Thomas Foran, Robt. Cunningham and Patrick
Clune); Cornelius Shea (endorsed by John Connor, Dennis Rourke, Frank
Quinn, Christopher Healey and William Otter); Jeremiah J. Coffey
(endorsed by A.L. Fuller, Martin Morrison, Joseph Wood, Martin Card
and John Long); John F. Hennessy (endorsed by H.K. Capen, John Connor,
George G. Smith, A.B. Holmes and John S. Smith).
1336. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: South Coventry.
The M.E. Church is undergoing thorough repairs, the interior being painted
and the pulpit removed, the outside of the building is also receiving
a new coat of paint.
Rev. F. Jenkins returned last week to his home made so sad and desolate
by the death of his young wife. His pulpit during his absence has been
supplied by friends, and he ahs come back to his people who are filled
with sympathy for their pastor in his great affliction.
The Evangelist Wolfe, was present at the Thursday evening service and
spoke to the audience. Mrs. Benoni Irwin and daughter of New York city
are the guests of Mrs. Dr. Dean. Mr. Irwin has recently painted a portrait
of Mrs. Clarence Hoxie which reflects credit as an artist and is a fine
picture of the lady.
Mrs. Adams of New York is the guest of Mrs. Briggs and both ladies soon
leave town for a visit to Mrs. Parish of Providence.
Mrs. Cogswell and two daughters of Mansfield are with Mr. D. Nason for
a few weeks.
Albert Grant of Little Falls, N.Y. is visiting various friends in town.
Mrs. Daniel Speer of North Coventry is among friends for a few days in
The house of Patrick Daley at the head of the lake was destroyed by fire
a short time since. Mr. and Mrs. D. had been out for the evening and
on returning found the house in flames and by great exertions succeeded
in arousing their son who was in bed and extricating him from the perilous
position. The contents of the house were mostly destroyed.
Since making repairs upon his residence Mr. James S. Morgan has treated
the same to a fine new dress of light green.
Messrs. Martin & Dodge have opened a meat market in Bradley block.
The mills closed on Friday 12th inst. to witness the parade of the Tolland
County Drum Corps.
The people have come to the conclusion that the telephone is quite an
institution and instruments are in at the offices of the following named
gentlemen. Dr. Flint, Bidwell Hotel, Addison Kingsbury, Geo. L. Phillips,
W.F. Sweet and E.A. Tracy.
Rev. Mr. Headley, our former pastor in the Congregational church, is
settled this week in Elmwood, a suburb of Providence.
1337. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: Mansfield Center. Historical Reminiscences
from Mansfield Past and Present.
Chaffeeville is a cozy and tasteful little hamlet, almost environed by
hills, and bluffs, situated in a beautiful valley on the banks of the
Fenton river, some two miles above its confluence with the Mount Hope
where the two streams unite, and then mingle their waters with the Natchaug.
The origin of the name Fenton river is traditional, and connected with
a legend of colonial times. It is said that a man by the name of Fenton,
lived in those early days on its banks where Chaffeeville now stands,
and that he was a noted counterfeiter of the royal currency, and carried
on his business in a _ave location among C____y rocks, a ledge in a high
bluff overlooking the village, and when the kings officers came
to arrest him, he fled to the river, waited until his pursuers came near,
and then dived under the water and under the bank, from which place of
concealment he managed to breathe through a long tube. The officers,
after being foiled in this way several times, came to the conclusion
that he was either amphibious, or possessed of the Devil, and actuated
by a superstitious awe, relinquished their attempts to arrest him, and
afterward left him unmolested. From the circumstances connected with
this affair the stream derived the appellation of Fenton river. Formerly
the auger and steelyard business was carried on at this place, Captain
Joseph Conant or Capt. Joe as he was familiarly called, in
company with his son-in-law, O.S. Chaffee were extensive manufactures
of those articles, for which they found a market in New York, Philadelphia
and Boston and other large cities, where their goods were in demand,
and found a ready sale. The old trip hammer and shop, where these articles
were forged, was located on the spot where the silk mill now stands.
Afterward Cap. Conant gave up this business to engage in the manufacture
of silk, of which he was one of the pioneers, and of whom mention is
made, and particulars are given in L.B. Brockets Silk Industry
in America which is a valuable and concise history of the rise
and progress of the silk manufacture in this country, also showing to
what gigantic proportions this business has reached within a few years;
and for a copy of which O.S. Chaffee & Son will please accept the
writers thanks. Capt. Conant was a man of enterprise and public
spirit. No man in town took a greater interest in the public highways
than himself; and he frequently repaired, graded, and otherwise improved
roads, that had been neglected by the proper authority at his own expense. Pro,
bono, publico, was his motto, and his only compensation when he
placed the first public watering fountain by the roadside, on the highway
leading from Mansfield Center and Conantville to Willimantic, which is
not only a great convenience, but has become an indispensable necessity
to the traveling community; and no grander mausoleum, or more lasting
monument could be erected to his memory than this same fountain. In new
enterprises Capt. Conant was successful. He projected and built the silk
milk at Conantville, which place was named after him, and in which village
he resided for several years previous to his death. In the building of
this mill which was located high and dry away from any stream, he was
ridiculed for the idea of ever having it propelled by water. But the
Captain said, It will go by water, and it did, the Captain
having manufactured a privilege from two different streams conveying
the water from each through canals, apparently some of the way up hill
on to his wheel, and in the end his predictions were justified. But as
we commenced at Chaffeeville, we will return although we have wandered
five miles away. This village is six and one-half miles from Willimantic
and connected therewith by telephone. The Chaffees, father and two sons,
the father yet in the prime of life have each represented the town in
the state legislation. The firm of O.S. Chaffee
& Son, consists of the father and eldest son, J.D. The eldest Chaffee has
in connection with his other business, a large and well improved farm, well
stocked, provided with a silo, and other modern improvements, and to the management
of which he gives personal attention. He is also building a new and commodious
dwelling house near the mill for his own occupancy, which when completed will
be a great addition to the place. In 1861 the Chaffees suffered a great pecuniary
loss by fire, which destroyed their mill, machinery and stock finished and
unfinished. But they still continued their business at other places, although
at a disadvantage, and in course of a year and a half they rebuilt, and were
at work again on the old ground. The origin of this fire still remains a mystery.
The firm have a large establishment at Willimantic, the mill and block on the
corner of Church and Valley streets formerly owned by O.B. Smith, where they
are at present doing a thriving business. The two mills in Chaffeeville and
Willimantic are connected by telephone. They have in their employ over one
hundred operatives, with a pay roll of some four thousand dollars monthly.
The firm have an established and wide commercial reputation for honesty and
fair dealing, they also have the confidence of the community in which they
live and that of the public generally.
1338. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: To the Board of County [the
following people applied for a license to sell spiritious and
intoxicating liquors]: Wm. H. Hawkins (endorsed by H.G. Hammond,
W.H. Osborn, L.J. Hammond, Ceryl Whittaker and J. Griffin Martin);
Patrick E. Murphy (endorsed by Courtland Palmer, John Monroe, Alvoid
D. Chappell, John ORourke and Jeremiah Geary); Henry H. Flint
(endorsed by James Walden, Henry L. Hall, A.J. Bowen, T.R. Congdon
and C.W. Pease); Samuel Trimble (endorsed by G.B. McCracken, F.O.
Bennett, E.M. Thorne, John Rood, 2d, and H.D. Spencer); Michael Shea
(endorsed by J.F. Clune, A.W. Turner, A.W. Bill, John Tew and Luke
Flynn); Julius ____ [Harte? Karte?] (endorsed by Lorin Lincoln, D.H.
Henken, Rufus Rood, George E. Martin and A.T. Walker); Patrick Cunningham
(endorsed by Patrick Shea, E.F. Casey, Michael Somers, James Johnson
and John Killourey).
1339. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: At a Court of Probate holden
at Windham, within and for the district of Windham, on the 12th day
of October, A.D. 1882. Present: Huber Clark, Esq., Judge. On motion
of Lucy A. Murphy, executrix of the last will and testament of John
H. Murphy, late of Windham, within said district, deceased. This
Court doth decree that sic months be allowed and limited for the
creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same
to the said executrix and directs that public notice be given of
this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic,
and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign-post in said town
of Windham nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified
from Record, Huber Clark, Judge.
1340. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: About Town.
Caroll B. Adams is engaged in dentistry in Hartford.
Rev. Mr. Gammons will preach at North Windham next Sunday at 2 oclock.
J.W.F. Burleson, of Jewett City, has been visiting relatives in town
D.H. Henken offers his store for sale and his stock of ready made clothing
Capt. Miller of this place will inspect companies D and I of New London
this afternoon in their marksmanship.
Mrs. F.C. Byers has sold two very desirable building lots located on
the South American lot Jackson street to Emerson A. Morse.
Gardner & Pearce silk manufacturers of Conantville have dissolved
partnership and the senior member of the firm will continue the business.
Six new houses on Church street with a prospect of others, two new stores,
with the improvements on the Methodist church make that a busy thoroughfare
The ancient wooden building at the corner of Washington and Main streets
owned by J.H. Murphys estate is being moved towards the east leaving
a building lot at the corner.
The stretch of road just outside the borough limits on the way to South
Windham is of no credit to this town. Its improvement was proposed last
year and we hope it will be consummated this.
1341. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Nathan D. Potter and George
B. Martin have leased a cattle ranch in upper Colorado and will engage
in live stock raising. Mr. Potter is here making arrangements to
take his family to their western home.
1342. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: James E. Preston started
on his return trip to the West Tuesday evening.
1343. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: John Bowman, dealer in custom
clothing and furnishing goods, is remodeling and improving the interior
of his store in commercial block.
1344. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Hyde Kingsley has broken
ground for his new house at the corner of Prospect and Church streets.
It will be one of the largest and finest houses in the town.
1345. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: A.S. Turner has bought the
interest in the drug firm of Hunn & Co. of W.S. Hunn and will
continue the business with a first class professional pharmacist.
1346. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: The judge and nine of the
twelve jurymen in the Star Route cases decided that Dorsey was a
thief, but he is still the Secretary of the National Republican Committee.
1347. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: It is reported that the
name of the Air Line, which was recently leased to the Consolidated
road, will be changed at an early date and hereafter will be known
as the Central division of the New York, New Haven & Hartford
1348. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Candidate Bulkeley was in
town yesterday in conference with the managers. As to whether he
brought the funds down or not we are unable to say but presume he
didtwo thousand is the figure. He is making a tour of the state
and hailed from Norwich yesterday bringing with him John T. Wait.
1349. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Messrs L.E. Baldwin, F.H.
Blish, A.R. Burnham and Gilbert Matthewson members of the Putnam
Phalanx from this section, will participate in the autumn excursion
of that organization to Fitchburg, Mass., which takes place Wednesday
and Thursday of this week. They go there as the guests of the city
1350. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Col. W.E. Barrows and Supt.
Scott of the Linen company are on a tour of the south and will spend
some time in Arkansas where the company is making an exhibit of thread
manufacturing. It is possible that Col. Barrows may visit Washington
and get a taste of life at the capital as it is expected that he
will be the successor to Congressman Wait.
1351. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Mr. J.D. Chaffee of the
firm of O.S. Chaffee & Son silk manufacturers of this village
came within one vote of receiving the republicans senatorial nomination
in the twenty-fourth district last Wednesday. His substantial backing
taken in connection with the fact that he was not the favorite with
politicians and was running against the present incumbent is a flattering
testimonial of his popularity. Your friends will have a walk-over
the next time, Dwight.
1352. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: It was expected that Ceryl
Whittaker would be engaged for superintendent of streets by the new
board, but some dissatisfaction having been expressed the determination
as changed and Charles H. Parker was engaged instead. The west extension
of Valley street will begin at an early date.
1353. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: After all the ado it is
probably that the Cogswell drinking fountain may not ornament our
street. The donor requires that it shall be furnished with a permanent
supply of water and this provision has not yet been complied with
on account of the large expense attending it. Correspondence is pending
between the Boston contractor, Alexander McDonald, and the borough
authorities and what will be the outcome we are unable to say.
1354. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Mr. Cephas B. Lynn officiated
at the funeral of a very eccentric person last Thursday in Canterbury.
Mr. Edward Z. Waldo was a bachelor of considerable culture who had
occupied for nearly half a century a neat cottage located on the
turnpike about midway between that village and Danielsonville. The
attention of a passer-by to his dwelling would be voluntarily attracted
and would suggest that the owner must be a person of more than ordinary
care and taste for pleasant surroundings. He obtained a livelihood
from the painting of portraits and many admirable specimens of his
handiwork are extant. He always evinced a desire to lead a hermitical
life and his existence was made up of all kind of oddities. He expressed
a wish before death to be shrouded in a white vest and shawl and
made every preparation as to his burial apparel. He will be a land
mark much missed in that locality.
1355. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: The Court of Burgesses.Some
opposition has arisen to the vote passed at the last borough meeting
awarding $400 to Chester A. Vinton for injuries received last winter
while at the corner of Maple and Jackson streets by a double
ripper descending from Spruce street, and an effort it is said
has since been made to procure an injunction restraining the payment.
Failing in this a petition has been circulated asking the court of
burgesses to call a borough meeting to rescind the vote. This is
the better way to get at the public feeling relative to the matter.
Mr. Vinton received a sprained and broken leg and the fall produced
a breach. In the recovery from these injuries he was confined several
months and was [mean went instead of was?]
to a large expense. It is claimed that inasmuch as the law does not
cover this case in a way that would insure a recovery of damages
the borough ought to exercise a little charity in this instance.
On the other hand some people think this borough is not a benevolent
institution and that the town is the proper organization to look
to in such cases.
1356. TWC Wed Oct 25 1822: South Coventry.
The ladies of the M.E. Society met on South street at Mrs. Dwight Nasons,
on Thursday the 19th inst. Mr. Leonard Dunham of Mansfield, was present.
The usual evening for this gathering is Wednesday, but at this time there
was a temperance meeting appointed at the church.
The Sabbath following Rev. F. Jenkins return, preceding the morning service
he rose, and, in a touching manner, thanked the people for their sympathy
in his time of great trial and after a few appropriate words proceeded
with the usual service.
Bogul has recently returned from a trip to Brattleborough, where he has
taken Dimocks horses.
1357. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Columbia.
The depot at Hop River is much improved by a new coat of paint and a
fine bay window in the office of the telegraph operator Mr. Mallison.
Miss Lizzie Brown has recently returned from a visit to Norwich.
Mr. and Mrs. John Manning of Boston are the guests of Rev. F.D. Avery.
Tuesday evening the 17th inst. was the occasion of a pleasant gathering
at the residence of Charles H. Clark it being the thirtieth anniversary
of his marriage, and some of his friends having knowledge of the fact
concluded to give the worthy couple a surprise, which seemed to be satisfactorily
accomplished and was pronounced a success. The ladies furnished an entertainment
usual on such occasion and after an evening agreeably spent the relatives
and friends from Hartford, New Britain, Willimantic and Columbia returned
to their respective homes wishing Mr. and Mrs. Clark many happy returns
of their anniversary.
Willie Clark is at his fathers Edward Clarks quite ill typhoid
fever. Charles Richardson is also sick with the same disease.
Miss Mary Dewey who has been confined to the house with bilious fever
George Carpenter comes to the front with two Burbank seedlings lacking
a couple of ounces of 5 lbs, and from one bushel of seed he and his son
dug 50 bushels of potatoes in one day and put them in the cellar. Next.
Miss Ida Townsend teaches in West street district. Miss T. has taught
in this same district and given universal satisfaction.
1358. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Mansfield Center.
The avenue is quiet, nothing is heard save the monotonous hum of the
telephone wire, and an occasional murmur from some long face, over
the Ohio election. The religious excitement which was at fever
heat a few weeks ago, has subsided, and the spiritually awakened
have simmered down to the dull routine of every day life, and peace
and harmony prevail within our borders.
The noon-day mail coach, which leaves Willimantic at eleven a.m. and
passes through the Center to Chaffeeville, and returns, is a great institution,
not only a convenience for frequent mails, but as a means of transit
for passengers, and to those who have no other method of conveyance it
has become an indispensable necessity. The benevolent Ladies of this
place wishing to have due notice of its approach, contributed to the
purchase of a bugle with which the driver with silvery notes gives timely
warning, and bids all who wish to ride, or send errands, be ready and
not hinder. The courteous and genial driver and proprietor John Bolles,
strives to please and does please, those who favor him with the patronage.
May his shadow never be less, and his perquisites many.
1359. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Chaffeeville.
The new house of O.S. Chaffee & Son, is nearly ready for the plasterers
and promises to be a fine building. Mr. C. expects to carve the turkey
in the new house, Thanksgiving day.
Saturday evening of last week the people in, and around Chaffeeville
and vicinity, were treated to a concert from Babcock Cornet Band in Ashford.
After the labor of the day was finished and the members of said company
had changed their working suit for their regalia, they struck up and
played a few very fine pieces after which, they were invited into the
dining room of the senior member of the firm, where they were seated
to a well spread board. Being refreshed, an abundance was left, and all
the workingmen in the place were invited to partake, which was readily
responded to and they were thereby in a good condition to appreciate
the music so nicely rendered by the band. The evening was propitious;
the clouds which continued to pour down rain all the fore part of the
day, had disappeared, and the stars shone with all their brilliancy.
The boarding house was well illuminated, giving it a very cheerful appearance.
The band gave evidence, that it had training. Among the many fine pieces
was one we think very much of Nearer my God to thee, and
as we listened to the sweet strains, so rendered we heard also the music
of voices. As they left us, there was a hearty thanks, given all around,
with a wish generally that it might be repeated.
1360. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Danielsonville.
Last Saturday evening Peter Collins and some of his family and James
Hammond with his family went from Attawaugan to Danielsonville.
Mr. Collins on his way home overtook Hammond at the four corners,
about a mile east of Dayville. Hammond was out of the wagon and
was taking out his children. Collins found that Hammond was making
preparations (or had commenced) to beat and whip his wife with
whom had been having some difficulty, and interfered to protect
Mrs. Hammond and prevent a breach of the peace. Hammond was enraged
at Collins interference and drew a large pocket knife from
his pocket and struck Mr. Collins, cutting his thumb nearly off.
Mr. Collins defended himself the best he could, but being wholly
unarmed in the encounter received several severe wounds in his
side. His wounds bled freely and he soon sunk to the ground, unable
to walk because of weakness from loss of blood. He crawled to a
house near by, and a physician was sent for who, upon examining
the injuries, pronounced them severe but probably not fatal. Hammond
was under the influence of liquor at the time he struck the fearful
blows, and that quite likely was the cause of his abuse towards
his wife. Before starting for home Hammond was seen here partially
intoxicated. He was arrested and had a hearing (or trial) yesterday
afternoon at Attawaugan, and was bound over to the November term
of Superior court. For want of $_00 [looks like $500] bonds he
1361. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Abington.
A bunch of fine strawberries two of which were ripe were picked here
The parishioners of the Congregational church are raising funds for a
new organ. The solicitors state that all respond very cheerfully and
Elder Johnson has recently moved to this place.
1362. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: John J. Penrose of Central Village, in this
county, is the man whom the democrats of this district had the good sense
to nominate for Congress last Friday. In the entire district we do not
know of a single man better qualified and who would make a more creditable
representative than Mr. Penrose. He is the recognized leader at the Windham
county bar and holds the position of states attorney.
1353. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Born.
MoriarityIn Willimantic, Oct. 21st, twin sons to Mr. and Mrs. Michael
Moriarity. Attending physicians Dr. T. H. McNally.
CarneyIn Willimantic, Oct. 23d, a son to Hugh and Rosie Carney.
KnightIn South Windham, Oct. 18th a son to Mr. and Mrs. Orin Knight.
JamesIn North Windham, Oct. 19th, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George
BatesIn North Windham, Oct. 24th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Bates.
1354. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Married.
Benner-MorseIn Willimantic Oct. 21, by Rev. S.R. Free, Mr. Arthur
P. Benner to Miss Elenor M. Morse both of this village.
1355. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Died.
AtwoodIn Willimantic Oct. 22, Julia Atwood, aged 4 mos.
WoodworthIn Windham Oct. 21, Harriet Woodworth, aged 51 years.
TurnerIn North Coventry, Oct. 18, Lydia E. Turner, aged 83 years.
ChaseIn Willimantic, Oct. 18, Francis Chase, aged 60 years.
CurryIn Willimantic, Oct. 18, Daniel Curry, aged 22 years.
BirminghamIn Willimantic, Oct. 24, Edward Birmingham, aged 76 years.
1356. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: The Co-partnership heretofore
existing between W.S. Hunn and A.S. Turner under the firm of Hunn &
Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. A.S. Turner will continue
the business. W.S Hunn, A.S. Turner. Willimantic, Conn., Oct. 17th, 1882
1357. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: To the Board of County [Albert
S. Turner, applied for a druggist license to sell spirituous and
intoxicating liquours in Willimantic] Endorsed by D.H. Clark, A.A.
Burnham, W. H. Wales, John Bowman and James Picknell.
1358. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: At a Court of Probate holden
at Windham within and for the district of Windham on the 1_th day
of October A.D. 1872 [mean 1882?]. Present Huber Clark, Esq., judge.
On motion of Johanna Brennan Executrix of the last will and testament
of Patrick Brennan, late of Windham, within said district, deceased.
This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for
the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the
same to the said Executrix and directs that public notice be given
of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Windham
and by posting a copy thereof on a public sign-post in said Town
of Windham nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt.