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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WILLIMANTIC CHRONICLE  1879-1884
 

The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1882

Published every Wednesday.

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

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

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 boy’s chest and those who saw the accident thought it must have a fatal result. He was taken to Dr. Fox’s 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. Congdon, $166.80

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:
Selectmen:
William H. Avery, r…508
Henry Larrabee, r…481
M. Eugene Lincoln, d…374
Edward F. Casey, d…343
J.A. Lewis, p…48
George Lathrop, p…45
Assessors:
Albert Barrows, r…486
Samuel C. Smith, r…486
E.H. Holmes, Jr., d…388
William Tracy, d…377
Frank H. Blish, p…45
Marvin Burnham, p…47
Board of Relief:
John D. Wheeler, r…491
Frank S. Fowler, r…481
Freeman D. Spencer, d…385
John Hickey, d…372
George B. Perkins, p…47
Joel Fox, p…48
Town Clerk:
Henry N. Wales, d…490
George A. Conant, r…394
Dwight J. Blish, p…45
Town Treasurer:
Henry N. Wales, d…483
George A. Conant, r…397
Dwight F. Blish, p…46
Registrar of Births, Deaths, and Marriages:
Henry N. Wales, d…465
George A. Conant, r…398
Dwight F. Blish, p…47
Registrar of Voters:
John G. Keigwin, r…484
Patrick Cunningham, d…370
Willard D. Pember, p…47
Collector of Taxes:
Edwin H. Hall Jr., r…492
Alonzo B. Green, r…467
Luke Flynn, d…398
L.J. Hammond, d…377
George Lathrop, p…47
George Smith, p…46
Constables:
Edwin H. Hall Jr., r…487
Samuel C. Flint, r…484
Alonzo B. Green, r…474
Thomas J. Roberts, r…476
William L. Williams, r…487
George W. Phillips, r…466
L.M. Sessions, r…411
Luke Flynn, d…409
Thomas Foran, d…400
L.J. Hammond, d…389
Charles H. Bailey, d…380
William Backus, d…386
George B. McCracken, d…891
George L. Spafford, d…379
George Smith, p…46
George E. Bean, p…47
Clark O. Terry, p…48
George Lathrop, p…46
Jesse Penrie, p…46
E.F. Reed, p…46
William D. Pember, p…48
Grand Jurors:
James M. Hebard, r…477
Lester Hartson, r…475
Oliver L. Johnson, r…476
John B. Johnson, r…475
Edwin L. Burnham, r…465
Roderick Davison, r…468
Charles T. Barstow, d…398
John Bowman, d…383
Thomas Ashton, d…382
L.E. Baldwin, d…380
Martin Flint, d…888
Giles H. Alford, d…877
Joel Fox, p…47
John Brown, p…48
J.A. Conant, p…47
E.F. Reed, p…46
James H. Hebard, p…47
Clark O. Terry, p…47
Treasurer Town Deposit Fund
William C. Jillson, r…479
Chester Tilden, d…381
George Smith, p…47
School Visitors:
Amos T. Fowler, r…493
William C. Jillson, r…484
John L. Hunter, d…382
Fl. DeBruycker, d…372
John Brown, p…49
Joseph Barlow, p…46
Auditor Town Accounts:
George W. Burnham, r…477
A.R. Morrison, d…393
John A. Conant, p…48
The whole number of ballots cast was 933. Republican: 492, Democrat, 398; Prohibition, 48
For license,…478
No license…295

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 o’clock 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 Co.
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, Burgesses.
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 days.
Resolved: that a copy of these resolutions be placed on the records of the company also published in the Willimantic Journal and the Willimantic Chronicle.
Lieut. A.B. Harrington, Lieut. Geo. H. Spencer, Corp. Fayette Goss, Committee of Resolutions

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 fair—not 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. Windham’s 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 Mansfield’s 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 for sale.
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. Alford’s exhibit was one that interested every farmer present.

1277. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: Town Elections.
Preston:
Selectmen—Jonathan A. Hill, William Briggs, dems.; J.B. Prentice, rep.
Assessors—James A. Stoddard, Patrick McKiernan, dems.; Chester S. Prentice, rep.
Town Clerk—James Forsyth, dem.
License, 158; no license, 102.
Lisbon:
Selectmen—Russel W. Fitch, Edward Hyde, dems.; J.H. Kennedy, rep.
Assessors—One democrat and one republican.
Town Clerk—Henry Lyon, dem.
License, 32; no license, 25.
Griswold:
Selectmen—Isreal Mathewson, Andrew Edmunds, reps.; Stephen Tiffany, dem.
Assessors—Albert G. Brewster, rep.; George N. Holmes, dem.
Town Clerk—Henry Spaulding, rep.
License, 76; no license, 135.
East Lyme:
Selectmen—John J. Comstock Edward Luce, reps.; Curtis M. Smith, dem.
Assessors—Wm. H. Smith, Elisha Munger, reps.; Lyman Bacon, dem.
Town Clerk—Gilbert P. Coats, rep.
License, 24; no license 118.
Putnam:
Selectmen—Augustus Houghton, Almenson Herendeen, reps.; Otis Fisher, dem.
Assessors—Richmond Bullock, Jos. W. Cutler, reps.; Geo. D. Post, dem.
Town Clerk—James W. Manning.
License, 276; no license, 257 [or 267]
Woodstock:
Selectmen—Wm. B. Lester, C.H. May, reps.; H.K. Safford, dem.
Assessors—Geo. J. Sampson, H.S. Bradford, reps.; David Aldrich, dem.
Town Clerk—H.W. Gifford, rep.
License, 11; no license, 111.
Pomfret:
Selectmen—Thomas M. Williams, Chas. P. Grosvenor, reps.; Luther Day, dem.
Assessors—T.O. Elliot, H. Clapp, reps.
Town Clerk—E.P. Hayward, rep.
No license carried.
Thompson:
Selectmen—M.F. Thorne, Oscar F. Chase, reps.; Calvin Munyan, dem.
Assessors—Marvin D. Elliott, Frank H. Converse, Ira D. Bates, reps.; Calvin Munyan, Sumner Joslin, dems.
Town Clerk—James N. Kingsbury, rep.
License, 19; no license, 139
Plainfield:
Selectmen—John L. Chapman, George Loring, reps.; Thomas A. Tiffany, dem.
Assessors—William B. Ames, rep.; Henry I. Starkweather, dem.
Town Clerk—Reuben Weaver, rep.
License, 107; no license, 198
Brooklyn:
Selectmen—John S. Searls, Wm. H. Cutler, reps.; Geo. W. Adams, dem.
Assessors—Frank E. Baker, rep.; Henry H. Green, dem.
Town Clerk—Alva Wylie, dem. On both tickets.
License, 48; no license, 109
Canterbury:
Selectmen—Chas. Bennett, Thomas G. Clark, rep.; Burrel J. Huling, dem.
Town Clerk—Wm. S. Adams, rep.
Treasurer—J. P. Kingsley, rep.
Whole republican town tickets carried by thirty-four majority.
No license.
Killingly:
Selectmen—Ezekiel R. Burlingame, Alonzo B. Potter, Franklyn Wood, reps.; Nathaniel S. Gallup, Nelson M. Reynolds, dems.
Assessors—Caleb W. Knight, George H. Law, William N. Lewis, reps.; Charles T. Preston, Edmond L. Warren, dems.
Board of Relief—Walder F. Day, George H. Wheaton, Marcus Barstow, reps.; Albert Underwood, Amos Hammond, dems.
Grand Juror—Charles H. Keach, Joseph C. Ayer, Eugene C. Peck, Francis F. Young, Charles H. White, Laurens Card, reps.
Constables—Edward 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 Statistics—Henry S. Young, rep.
School Visitors—Anthony Ames, Asahel E. Darling, reps.; George W. Webster, dem.
Registrars of Voters—1st 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.
Auditors—Arthur G. Bill, rep., Joshua Perkins, dem.
Justice of the Peace—Samuel 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, reps.
License, 278; no license, 356
Stafford:
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:
Selectmen—E.C. Dennis, rep. 345, H.D. Ellis, rep. 344. Frank Coaly, dem. 282. Orson Richardson, dem. 259
Town Clerk—F.L. Batchelder, rep.; by 18 majority over Minor Kinney.
Majority against license 129.
Colchester:
Selectmen—R.R. Carrington, R.T. Carrier, dems; C.H. Bailey, rep.
Assessors—F.B. Taylor, F.L. Carrier, dems; Asa R. Bigelow, rep.
Town Clerk—Geo. D. Bingham, dem.
License, 226; no license, 126
Sprague:
Selectmen—Henry H. Maynard, dem.; henry Buteau, R.A. Battey, reps.
Assessors—John Nolan, S.H. Maynard, dems.; J.E. Vickabridge, rep.
Town Clerk—Charles Wales, dem.
License, 84; no license, 64.
Montville:
Selectmen—J.A. Coggswell, G.R. Miner, dems.; Silas Simmons, rep.
Town Clerk—Henry 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.
Selectmen—Charles I. Abel, Erastus B. Geer, reps.; Charles B. Noyes, Darius H. Leonard, Jr., dems.
Assessors—Isaac Gillette, George A. Mills, reps.; Daniel T. Fuller, An___ [Ansil?] L. Wilcox, dems.
Town Clerk—Walter G. Kingsley, rep.
License, 7; no license, 95.
Hampton:
Selectmen—David Greenslit, L____ [Lionel?] H. Harvey, reps.; George H. Kimball, dem.
Town Clerk—William H. Burnham, rep.
License, 7; no license, 45
Sterling:
Selectmen—Alfred Gallup, Silas A. Waite, reps.; Nehemiah J. Wood, dem.
Town Clerk—Silas J. Matteson.
License, 75; no license, 42.
Eastford:
Usually a republican town went generally democratic.
Selectmen—S.O. Bown, Parley Walker, dems.; Silas Simmons, rep.
Assessors—Geo. A. Walker, Charles Rice, rep.
Town Clerk—a tie.
Treasurer—W.F. Dean, dem. by a majority of 2.
License, 86; no license, 54.
Ashford.
Selectmen—Alfred Walker, Harvey W. Mowrey, dems.; Philo Walker, rep.
Assessors—Nelson Hammond, dem., H.H. Upton, rep.
Board of Relief—Thomas F. Dunham, dem. A.H. Byles, rep.
Town Clerk and Treasurer and Treasurer of Town Deposit fund and Babcock fund—Davis A. Baker, dem.
License, 37; no license 79
Scotland:
Selectmen-Samuel B. Sprague, Rufus T. Haskins, reps.; Elisha P. Billings, dem.
Town Clerk—William F. Palmer, republican
Assessors—Jonathan Maine, rep.; John M. Palmer, dem.
License, 43; no license, 49
Chaplin:
Selectmen—James R. Utley, Merrick Barton, reps.; Henry T. Clark, dem.
Assessors—William Martin, rep; Thomas T. Upton, dem.
Town Clerk—Jared W. Lincoln, rep.
License, 22; no license 60
Mansfield:
Selectmen—George L. Rosebrook, David Hooker, reps.; Norman B. Perkins, dem.
Town Clerk—R.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 consolation.
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 o’clock 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 for “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 the pastor.
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 & Wiley’s 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.
Potter—In Willimantic, Oct. 2d, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. William N. Potter.

1283. TWC Wed Oct 4 1882: Married.
Sheehan-Britt—In 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 Line.
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 next week.
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 o’clock.

1286. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Mary Harris caught a finger in the gearing of a spring frame at the Linen company’s 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. Hayden’s block, Willimantic.

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 Fitzpatrick’s 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 & Son’s 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 the operation.

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 Breed’s 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 o’clock 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 Hamlin’s 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 Pomeroy’s 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 interrogators’ 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 ticket—took 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:
Assessors:
*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
Scattering, 7
Warden:
*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
Clerk:
*Chas. N. Daniels, 428
Frank F. Webb, 269
Chas A. Capen. 5
Geo. Smith, 21
Treasurer:
*Chas. N. Daniels, 428
Frank F. Webb, 270
Chas. A. Capen, 5
Geo. Smith, 21
Burgesses:
*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 O’Sullivan, 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
Collector:
*Alonzo B. Green, 411
Luke Flynn, 282
Daniel P. Dunn, 23
Dwight Shurtliff, 1
Bailiff:
*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 Young’s 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 neighbor Maine.”
The contested will case of Snow vs Levalley is again put over to the December term.
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 placed there.
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 elected selectmen.
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 the present.
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 pastor—the 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 o’clock 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 childhood—the 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 city.
Mrs. Elmore G. Dewey and Mrs. Harriet Leonard are visiting Mrs. C. Burr in Haddam.
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 district.
Dr. C.N. Gallup has an extended ride, having frequent calls to North Coventry.

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 Clerk’s office or the Assessors’ and at James Walden’s 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 Clerk’s office or Assessors’ and at James Walden’s 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.
Spencer—In Mittanauge, Mass., Oct. 5th, a son of John W. and Kate Spencer formerly of Willimantic.

1314. TWC Wed Oct 11 1882: Married.
Fitts-James—In 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.
Gray—In North Windham Oct. 10, Nathan S. Gray, aged 58 yrs.
Avery—In Lebanon Oct. 11, Hattie S. Avery, age 21 yrs.
Bullard—In Willimantic Oct. 2, El_____ [unreadable] E. Bullard, aged 21 yrs.
Billings—In Windham, Sept. 29, Nancy Billings, age 71 yrs.
Kelley—In 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., Office—Bingham Block, Church St. Willimantic, Conn. Office Hours—7 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: Hickey’s House, Union St. Dr. Samuel David will make a specialty of diseases peculiar to the Female Sex, also surgery. Office open at all hours day and night. Graduates of Victoria college, Canada.

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 months.
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 Holland’s residence Church street.
A pleasant fact to us is the increase by ten quires of the Chronicle’s 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 E. Burke.
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 D’Orsay 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. There’s good fresh air out there.

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 Holland’s 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 o’clock. The Chronicle extends its congratulations.

1326. TWC Wed Oct 18 1882: Mr. Cephas B. Lynn has generously offered to give his lecture entitled “Charles Sumner’s legacy to Young America” the proceeds to go for the benefit of the poor of the town who are assisted by the Woman’s 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. Lynn’s 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 o’clock.

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 Warden’s 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. Sexton’s 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 pastor.
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. Bascom.
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 St. school.
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 the foundation.

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 parents.
Rev. James B. Connell preached at the Congregational church last Sunday afternoon during the absence of Rev. Oscar Bissell who is enjoying a vacation.
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 Valley Fair.
Produce No. 1.
Collection garden produce, Augustus Storrs 1st
Boston marrow, “ “ 1st
Marblehead, “ “ 1st
Watermelons, A.S. Chapman 1st
Citron, Augustus Storrs 2nd
Peppers, “ “ 1st
Blood beets “ “ 1st
Collection beets, “ “ 1st
Onions, Wm. Warren 1st
Onions, Augustus Storrs 2nd
Sunflower, “ “ 2nd
Turnips, “ “ 2nd
Turnips, Alonzo Warren 1st
Collection beans, Wm. Warren 1st
Early Ohio potatoes “ “ 1st
“ “ “ Chas. Stearns 2d
Burbanks seedlings, D. Nason 1st
“ “ Levi Warren 2d
Mt. Vernon, “ “ 1st
Bliss Triumph, P.F. Parker 1st
“ “ Wm. Warren 2nd
Clarks No. 1, N.P. Perkins 1st
More’s seeding, Levi Warren
Late rose, D. Nason 1st
Clark’s No. 1, “ “ 2d
Late rose, Levi Warren 2d
Beauty of Heron, Isaac Storrs 2d
“ “ “ N.P. Perkins 2d
Mammoth pearl potatoes, Levi Warren
Cabbage, “ “ 1st
“ Alonzo Warren 2d
Sweet Corn, Ziba Warren 1st
Collection of sweet corn, “ “ 2d
Grass seed, “ “ special
Yellow corn, A. Storrs 1st
“ “ Stearns Bros. 2d
Corn, D.A. Martin special
Early rose potatoes, Sam’l 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
White corn, “ “ “ 1st
“ “ W.H. Barrows 2d
Gourds, Chas. C. Barrows 1st
“ Gertie Barrows 2d
Waverly potatoes, J.P. Palmer
Barstow “ Storrs Agricu. School 1st
Crook neck squash, D. Nason 1st
White elephant squash Isaac Storrs 1st
Watermelons, D. Nason 2d
Produce No. 2
Butter, Storrs Agr’l school 1st
“ J. Hayden 2d
“ B. Larkin special
Cheese, C.F. Parker 1st
Sage cheese, “ “ “ 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 1st
Mrs. Evelyne M. Bennett 1st
Also best plate Biscuit by girl under 20 yr. Miss J. Etta Perkins
Horticultural
Collection apples, Levi Warren 1st
“ “ Martin Parker 2d
Baldwin, Levi Warren 1st
R.I. Greenings, C.H. Baker 1st
Northern spy, “ “ “ 1st
King of Tompkins Co., A. Storrs 1st
Gravenstein, H.P. Potter 1st
Gogswell pearmain, Isaac Storrs 1st
Hubbardson nonesuch, A. Storrs 1st
Fall harvey, “ “ 1st
Peck’s pheasant, “ “ 1st
Sweet russet, “ “ 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
Strawberry, “ “ 1st
Black gillflower, “ “ 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
Wolf den, “ “ 1st
Knowlton, “ “ 1st
Beauty of Kent, “ “ 1st
Yellow sweet, “ “ 1st
Spice apple, A. Nichols 1st
Peck of quinces “ “ 1st
Hysop crab apple, D.H. Jacobs 1st
Collection pears, W. and J. Hayden 1st
Bartletts, W. and J. Hayden 1st
Seckle, Augustus Storrs 1st
Sheldon, “ “ 1st
Lawrence, “ “ 1st
Flemish beauty, Martin Parker 1st
Beaure d’anjol, “ “ 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
Brighton, “ “ 1st
Hartford prolific, “ “ 1st
Cranberries, D.W. Fiske 1st
Bouquet, Mrs. Lucina Bennett 1st
Domestic Manufactures
Netted curtains, Miss Jennie McGee spec.
Silk bedquilt, Mrs. J.E. D______ 1st
“ “ Miss J. Etta Perkins 2nd
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 [sic]
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 old 2nd
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
Tidy, “ “ “ “ 1st
“ 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
Colts
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
“ 7 “ “ “ “ 1st
Jersey 6 “ “ “ “ 1st
“ 3 “ “ “ “ 1st
“ 2 “ “ N.P. Perkins 1st
Town team, Mansfield 1st
“ “ Windham 2d
Working Oxen
7 years old, A. Storrs 1st
5 years old, C. Rosebrooks 1st
5 “ “ A. Storrs 2d
4 “ “ “ “ 1st
4 “ “ C. Rosebrooks 2d
4 “ “ A. Storrs special
3 “ “ “ “ 1st
3 “ “ Ralph W. Storrs 2d
2 “ “ A. Storrs 1st
2 “ “ Ralph W. Storrs 2d
Yearlings A. Storrs 1st
Trotting Horses
2:40 class, C.T. Kenyon 1st
“ “ I. Sanderson 2d
3 minute class, J.B. Johnson 1st
3 “ “ C.T. Kenyon 2d
Blood Stock
Jerseys
Bull 1 year old, J.J. Slate 1st
“ 1 “ “ D.M.C. Bettis 2d
Calf, N.P. Perkins 1st
“ Stearns Bros. 2d
Cows
6 years old, D.M.C. Bettis 1st
6 “ “ N.P. Perkins 2d
4 “ “ N.P. Perkins 1st
2 “ “ D.M.C. Bettis 1st
1 “ “ A. Storrs 1st
Heifer Calf, D.M.C. Bettis 1st
“ “ “ “ “ “ 2nd
Durhams
Bull 8 years old, A. Storrs 1st
Cow 7 years old, A. Storrs 1st
Cow 4 and under 6 years, A. Storrs 1st
Devons
Bull 6 years old, A. Storrs 1st
“ 1 “ “ “ “ 1st
Cow 9 years old, Storrs Agricult School 1st
“ 8 “ “ “ “ “ 1st
“ 2 “ “ A. Storrs 1st
“ 4 “ “ “ “ 1st
Yearling heifer, “ “ 1st
Arts and Fine Arts
Wax wreath, Mrs. E.W. Latham 1st
“ lilies, “ “ “ “ 2d
Hair wreath, “ “ “ “ 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
Splasher, “ “ “ “ “
Crayons, Miss May M. Hayden 1st
Oil Painting, “ “ “ “ 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 South street.
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 king’s 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. Brocket’s “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 writer’s 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 O’Rourke 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 o’clock.
J.W.F. Burleson, of Jewett City, has been visiting relatives in town this week.
D.H. Henken offers his store for sale and his stock of ready made clothing at cost.
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 this year.
The ancient wooden building at the corner of Washington and Main streets owned by J.H. Murphy’s 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 railroad company.

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 did—two 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 government.

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 Nason’s, 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 Dimock’s 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 father’s Edward Clark’s 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 is convalescent.
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 was committed.

1361. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Abington.
A bunch of fine strawberries two of which were ripe were picked here October 16th
The parishioners of the Congregational church are raising funds for a new organ. The solicitors state that all respond very cheerfully and generously.
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 state’s attorney.

1353. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Born.
Moriarity—In Willimantic, Oct. 21st, twin sons to Mr. and Mrs. Michael Moriarity. Attending physicians Dr. T. H. McNally.
Carney—In Willimantic, Oct. 23d, a son to Hugh and Rosie Carney.
Knight—In South Windham, Oct. 18th a son to Mr. and Mrs. Orin Knight.
James—In North Windham, Oct. 19th, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. George L. James.
Bates—In North Windham, Oct. 24th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. M.A. Bates.

1354. TWC Wed Oct 25 1882: Married.
Benner-Morse—In 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.
Atwood—In Willimantic Oct. 22, Julia Atwood, aged 4 mos.
Woodworth—In Windham Oct. 21, Harriet Woodworth, aged 51 years.
Turner—In North Coventry, Oct. 18, Lydia E. Turner, aged 83 years.
Chase—In Willimantic, Oct. 18, Francis Chase, aged 60 years.
Curry—In Willimantic, Oct. 18, Daniel Curry, aged 22 years.
Birmingham—In 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.

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