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The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1883

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.

Chronicle, October 1883:

1555. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: About Town.
Beginning October 1st, the milkmen increased the price of milk from six to eight cents a quart.
Rev. G.W. Holman will preach at Spring Hill, Mansfield, next Sunday morning at the usual hours.
Nelson Gilman has sold his fruit and confectionery store at the corner of Church and Main streets to C.W. Raynes.
L. Anna Chesbrough who has been seriously ill in Hartford with Malarial Fever assumes charge of her school next week.
The double track on the New England road is laid and in use between this station and Chewink beyond North Windham.
The fair will be held Wednesday, Thursday and Friday and there will be entertainments by electric lights on all three evenings.
Messrs. Charles A. Capen, John H. Moulton, and Henry Larrabee ought to make a good board of selectmen. They'll find a good example to imitate
in the financial management of the past two years.
The house and lot on Pleasant street offered for sale at auction by G.F. Morrison last Friday was bought by William Johnson for $3,525 - a sum
which would not more than duplicate the buildings.

1556. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Bridgeport is considering the question of adopting the Bush-Swan system of electric lighting for the city streets and will send a committee to Willimantic to-day to inspect the workings of the system.

1557. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Nearly all places of business, including banks, will be closed Wednesday and Thursday afternoons on account of the fair. The schools will also be closed on these afternoons and the mills all day Thursday.

1558. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: A handsome assortment of grapes from the vines of Mr. Porter B. Peck, No. Windham, composed of the Concord, Martha and Delaware varieties were laid on our desk by Mr. Mason Bates. They were delicious.

1559. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: H.F. Royce, treasurer of the Willimantic Savings Institute, received a check yesterday for $3,060, the same being the amount of insurance on the life of Jonathan Hodgson, recently deceased, who was a member of the Royal Arcanum of this village.

1560. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: E.W. Thomas who had charge of the building of the Linen company's mill, No. 4, has been promoted to the valuable position of the superintendent of the Tremont and Suffolk mills, at Lowell, Mass., one of the largest manufacturing concerns in that state.

1561. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: J.B. Ensworth of Scotland exhibits at the fair, the Ross ensilage and fodder cutter which in practical use has produced some remarkable results. A No. 14 machine cut 160 tons of ensilage for J.H. Woisard of Baltic without re-sharpening the knives, a feat which is seldom equaled. This machine has a capacity of five tons an hour.

1562. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: The democrats at their caucus last Friday night chose the following delegates: Senatorial convention - A.R. Morrison, J.L. Hunter, Michael Hickey, Jerry O'Sullivan. County convention - H.N. Wales, T.H. McNally, Patrick Cunniingham, Geo. F. Taylor. Town committee - J.L. Hunter, H.N. Wales, Robert Binns. The republicans chose the following delegates Thursday evening: Senatorial - John M. Hall, James Walden, George M. Harrington, John M. Alpaugh.
County - Walter G. Morrison, E.E. Burnham, C.B. Pomeroy, Samuel Bingham. It is understood that C.B. Pomeroy, is a candidate for county sheriff.

1563. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: The extremely stormy weather yesterday was very unfortunate for the opening day of the fair. Had it been pleasant
the managers feel confident that the exhibition of cattle would have been very fine, as the entries by owners of blooded stock had been numerous. As it was this department was almost a failure. There was of course no attendance to speak of. To-day the people seem to be coming quite freely and the prospects at this writing for a large crowd is good. The exhibition in the main building is very attractive, mostly representative of industrial enterprise. In the tent are located the agricultural products, and a fine display of carriages by A.R. Burnham & Co. D.E. Potter has contributed the finest collection of grapes that we ever saw, and also makes an interesting display of oranges from his Florida orchards. Worthy of particular notice is the fine display of grains from Bismarck, North Dakota, sent here by J.F. Wallace of that place. This exhibition illustrates strikingly the superiority of that country over the east for farming purposes. The principal feature of the fair will be the trotting, and some good races are down for to-day. This evening and to-morrow evening there will be trotting by electric lights.

1564. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Col. Barrows Resigned. Our people were greatly surprised upon learning Monday morning that Col. W.E. Barrows,
president and general manager of the Willimantic Linen Co., had tendered his resignation to the board of directors. It is understood that Col. Barrows ha been offered a position in the management of the Pullman Car Co., at Pullman, Ill., a village south of Chicago, and almost entirely owned by that company. It is not yet known who will be appointed to the general management of the Linen company and until Col. Barrows successor is named his resignation will not go into effect. His connection with the company's affairs dates back to the active days of President Austin Dunham, and he has quickly risen from a low position to the head of the company. Col. Barrows' administration has been a notable period in the history of this concern - remarkable for its brilliancy and activity. Whether the company ahs improved under his management or not, we have no means of judging. He has certainly revolutionized the conservative methods which characterized the company's management under former officials, but it is rather doubtful if the company has so high a financial standing as formerly. The general opinion about here is that Col. Barrows has spent more money for beauty than for practicability. Personally, Col. Barrows is, however, a perfect gentleman, always on the side of good morals and an advocate of elevating public sentiment, but we think the Linen company needs a manager less revolutionary in his ideas. The stockholders can in our opnion never do better than promote the present superintendent, Mr. John Scott, to the management of that company.

1565. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Court of Burgesses. The regular meeting of the Court of Burgesses was held at the borough office Monday evening the warden presiding and full board present. The following named persons were appointed special constable and the oath of office was administered
by the clerk. A.B. Green, M.E. Lincoln, Henry Bradley, D.A. Lyman, Henry Whitford, A.E. Pearl, D.E. Potter, J. Culver Brown, T.J. Roberts, L.M.
Sessions, J.D. Willis, Geo. W. Phillips. Messrs Whiting & Jas. E. Hayden appeared before the board and were heard in relation to borough's completing work on Pleasant street, begun last year. The following bills were presented and payment of the same ordered. E.A. Buck and heirs of A. Lincoln, land damages, $420; Labor bill, September, $432.40; F.S. Clark, police, $60; D.W. Shurtliff, police, $60; Chas. T. Brown, police, $60; Wm. Vanderman, repairs hydrant, $9.95; G.W. Harrington, traveling expenses, $13.20; C. .Whittaker, labor, $2; Buck, Durkee & Stiles, gasoline, $186.15; Jas. Martin, labor, $2; Willimantic Savings Institute, rent, $37.50; R. Davison, rent, etc., $58.25; C.S. Billings, care of fire alarm, $46.28; Willimantic Gas company, gas, $1.25; Keigwin, Loomer & Stiles, rent, $25; D.E. Potter, repairs, $3.50; North street carriage works, repairs, $2.85; Killourey brothers, lighting street lights, $73.65; Geo. M. Harrington, salary, $400; John Scott, salary, $25; W.G. Morrison, salary $25; L.S. Burlingham, salary, $25; Geo. C. Elliott, salary, $25; Chas. L. Boss, salary, $25; S.F. Loomer, salary, $25; A.T. Beckwith, labor, $14.06. It was voted to appoint G.M. Harrington and C.S. Billings a committee to investigate the matter of furnishing the fire department with jackets and report at an adjourned meeting to be held Monday, October 8th. Voted to adjourn until Monday, October 8th, at 7:30 p.m.

1566. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Town Election. For a great many years this town has not held an election which was so nearly void of public interest and excitement as the one last Monday. The weather on that occasion was very auspicious for the polling of a large vote, but, notwithstanding, to such an extent was the spirit of indifference as to which party should be victorious prevalent that but about 840 votes got into the box. John Brown was chosen moderator and discharged the duties of the position with that sense of fairness which is his custom. There was a little strife among the friends of Geo. W. Melony to elect him to the position on the school board from which he had been displaced on the ticket but it was unsuccessful. The republicans carried the town and elected their ticket by an average majority of about 80, with the exception of town clerk, Henry N. Wales on the democratic ticket being elected over Horace A. Adams by 83 majority. At the close of the polls, Geo. K. Nason, J.H. Maxwell, James Walden, W.H. Osborn, were selected as counters and entered upon their duties with the expectation of finishing in four hours at most, but they were detained until four o'clock Tuesday morning. It has been many a day since the lead pencil brigade showed up to so good an advantage as on Monday. There were but 137 straight democratic tickets cast, and but 199 republicans swallowed the dose unadulterated. Candidates for the most insignificant places did not escape the trimming process. The pro-licentists outnumbered the prohibitionists by 208 votes, the total number being 800. Following is a list of candidates and votes they received.

*Charles A. Capen, r.......432
*Henry Larrabee, r.........440
*John H. Moulton, d........358
Edward F. Casey, d.......319
Joseph A. Lewis, p..........43
George Lathrop, p.........32
*Albert Barrows, r..........436
*Samuel C. Smith, r.........436
*Charles T. Barstow, d......365
William Tracy, d............355
John C. Hooper, p..........43
Marvin Burnham, p........43
Board of Relief
*John G. Keigwin, r..........438
*Thomas R. Congdon, r.....429
*John Hickey, d...............357
Merritt M. Welch, d.........356
Edmund Crane, p...........43
Joel Fox, p....................42
Town Clerk
*Henry N. Wales, d..........443
Horace A. Adams, r........360
George Smith, p............37
Town Treasurer
*Henry N. Wales, d.........441
Horace A. Adams, r.........360
George Smith, p...............39
*Henry N. Wales, d..........438
Horace A. Adams, r..........365
George Smith, p..............39
*Edwin H. Hall, Jr., r.......443
*Alonzo B. Green, r.........427
Thomas Foran, d.............330
E. Harlow Holmes, Jr., d...363
William H. Burlingham, p...41
George Lathrop, p.............42
Grand Jurors
*William Swift, r...............442
*Edwin E. Burnham, r........432
*Lester M. Hartson, r.........440
*Roderick Davison, r...........432
*Chas. E. Carpenter, r........445
*John B. Johnson, r...........443
John Bowman, d...............358
Charles T. Barstow, d.........364
Martin Flint, d.................362
Thomas Ashton, d.............363
Lloyd E. Baldwin, d...........359
Giles H. Alford, d.............354
Joel Fox, p......................42
John A. Conant, p............42
George Lathrop, p............42
William Dodge, p.............42
Elizur F. Reed, p..............42
Clark O. Terry, p............42
*Edwin H. Hall, Jr., r.......431
*Charles T. Brown, r........436
*Samuel C. Flint, r...........431
*J. Dwight Willis, r.........430
*Alonzo B. Green, r........422
*Thomas J. Roberts, r.....436
*William S. Williams, r....439
J. Griffin Martin, d.........368
Charles H. Bailey, d........360
William C. Backus, d.......367
George L. Spafford, d......363
John F. Hennessy, d.........345
George B. McCracken, d...368
Arthur Favroe, d............374
Thomas A. Green, p.........42
Clark O. Terry, p............42
Jesse Penrie, p...............41
William H. Burlingham, p...41
George Lathrop, p...........43
Elizur F. Reed, p.............43
Willard D. Pember, p........41
Registrar of Voters
*John G. Keigwin, r.........430
*Joseph T. Fanning, d......254
Patrick Cunningham, d....86
Willard D. Pember, p.......41
Treasurer Town Deposit Fund
*William C. Jillson, r.......423
Chester Tilden, d............363
George Smith, p...............42
George W. Melony, i........265
School Visitors
*John D. Wheeler, r........445
*Frederick Rogers, r......296
*Fl. DeBruycker, d.........339
George F. Taylor, d.........230
George W. Holman, p......42
Joseph L. Barlow, p.........40
Town Auditor
*George W. Burnham, r....447
*Thomas J. Kelley, d.......333
John A. Conant, p...........44

1567. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Mansfield Centre.
That fearful scourge diphtheria has made its appearance in our midst. Gertrude, daughter of Enoch Dodd; died suddenly Monday morning from this
dreaded malady. Her death was as unexpected as it was sudden. The disease assumed a different form, after she was thought out of danger, which terminated fatally in a few hours. She was eight years of age and her death has cast a shade of gloom and sadness over the school of which she was a pupil, and throughout the neighborhood where she resided.
Mr. H.D. Russ has had a severe attack of erysipelas, from which he is recovering.
Democratic. Assessor - Washington I. Swift 73. Selectmen - Henry Huntington 59, George M. Crane 72. Board of Relief - Norton A. Waldo 73,
Samuel D. Yeomans 64. Town Clerk - Orrin Shumway 71. Treasurer - Orrin Shumway 71. Agent Town Deposit Fund - Orrin Shumway 71. Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths - Orrin Shumway 71. Constables and Collectors - Ozro G. Hanks 63, Charles H. Babcock 60. Grand Jurors -
George W. LeValley 72, Henry W. Hanks 72, Jared G. Freeman 72, James J. Andrews 73. Auditor - Samuel S. Hovey 73. School Visitors - Samuel D. Yeomans 72, Henry Huntington 72. Registrar of Voters - Norman B. Perkins 71. Republican. Assessor - Henry Starkweather 108. Board of Relief - Isaac P. Fenton 108, Elisha T. Bowles, 108. Selectmen - George L. Rosebrooks 108, Joseph Barrows 107. Town Clerk - Ralph W. Storrs 109. Treasurer Ralph W. Storrs 107. Treasurer Town Deposit Fund - Ralph W. Storrs 107. Registrar of Deaths, Births and Marriages - Ralph W. Storrs 107. Constables - William H. Corbitt 107, Charles H. Weeks 106. Grand Jurors - Andrew K. Brown 108, Jefferson Dunham 108, Eleazer B. Crane 108, Leander Lyon 107, John G.C. Macfarlane 108, Albert E. Gurley 107. Town Agent - George L. Rosebrooks 108. Registrar of Voters - George W. Merror 108. Auditor - Isaac PP. Fenton 108. School Visitors - Kiah B. Glidden 106, Edwin G. Sumner 108, (for two years) Andrew K. Brown 108.

1568. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Election Returns.
Selectmen - R.R. Carrington, William E. Jones, dems.; C.H. Bailey rep.
Assessors - F.L. Taylor, F.L. Carrier, dems.; Asa R. Aigelow [mean Bigelow?], rep.
Town Clerk - George D. Bingham, dem.
License, 237; no license, 126.
Selectmen - James R. Utley, Merrick Barton, Eliphalet Reed, reps.
Assessors - William Martin, Winslow B. Gallup, reps.
Town Clerk - Jared W. Lincoln, rep.
No vote on the liquor question
No democratic votes cast.
Selectmen - Charles J. Abell, Erastus S. Geer, reps.; Norton B. Loomis, M.M. Hazen, dems.
Asessors - Isaac Gillette, Hobart McCall, reps.; Thomas S. Bailey, Ralph B. Crocker, dems.
Town Clerk - Walter Kingsley.
No vote on liquor question.
Selectmen - Henry W. Kingsley, Joseph J. Hyde, reps.; Henry Bellous, dem.
Assessors - George E. Starkweather, Albert W. Hillard, reps.; Clifton Peck, dem.
Town Clerk - Samuel G. Hartshorn rep.
No vote on liquor question.
Selectmen - J. Randolph Rogers, M.V.B. Brainard, reps.; John A. Goggshall, dem.
Assessors - James H. Manwaring, Richard G. Hooper, George Latimer, reps.
Town Clerk - Henry A. Baker
No vote on liquor question. Stands same as last year, no license.
Selectmen - S.B. Sprague, R.T. Haskins, reps.; J.M. Palmer, dem.
Assessors - J.W. Maine, rep.; J.M. Palmer, dem.
Town Clerk - William F. Palmer, rep.
License, 64; no license 40.
Selectmen - Alfred Walker, Harvey W. Morey, dems; Philo Walker rep.
Assessors - Tomas J. Peck, re.; Henry H. Upton, dem.
Town Clerk - Davis A. Baker, dem.
No vote on liquor question.
Selectmen - Albert Brown, Carlisle Potter, dems.; Joel Tucker, rep.
Assessors - Robert Brown, Ralph G. Root, dems.; E. Spafard, rep.
Town Clerk - Simeon F. Tucker, dem.
No vote on liquor question.
Selectmen - Solyman Taylor, Philo Wright, reps.; J.T. Tenant, dem.
Town Clerk - M.L. Dimock, rep.
Selectmen - George Loring, Daniel Spalding, reps.; Albert C. Green, dem.
Assessors - William B. Ames, rep.; Henry C. Starkweather, dem.
Town Clerk - Reuben Weaver, rep.
License, 140; no license, 185
Selectmen - Thomas W. Williams, C.P. Grosvenor, reps.; Luther A. Day, dem.
Assessors - Horace Clapp, C.A. Sharpe reps.; G.W. Stoddard, dem.
Town Clerk - E.P. Hayward, rep.
Selectmen - Augustus Houghton, Orrin Morse, reps.; Otis Fisher, dem.
Assessors - Prescott Bartlett, John H. Gardner, reps.; Charles H.
Chesbro, dem.
License, 220; no license, 330. The no license men made a gain of 102
this year. Majority 110.
Selectmen - Albert Day, Wm. H. Cutler, reps.; George W. Adams, dem.
Assessors - H.H. Green, dem.; Frank E. Baker, rep.
Town Clerk - Clarence A. Potter, rep.
Selectmen - Charles Bennett, Thomas G. Clark, reps.; Jirah Hyde, dem.
Assessors - Walter Smith, rep.; C. Starr Burlingame, dem.
Town Clerk - William S. Adams, rep.
License, 3, no license, 50.
Average majority, 28.
Selectmen - Arad U. Elliott, John N. Parrin, reps.; Albin Munyan, dem.
Assessors - Marvin D. Elliott, Frank H. Converse, Ira D. Bates, reps; Frank Sheldon, Sumner Joslin, dem.
Town Clerk - James N. Kingsbury
No vote on liquor question.
Selectmen - A.M. Bancroft, H.D. Child, reps.; O.E. Lombard, dem.
Assessors - C.H. Fay, D.H. Sumner, F.L. Corbin, reps.
Town Clerk - H.M. Gifford, rep.
License - No vote.
Selectmen - J.M. O'Keefe, G.G. Harris, reps; S.O. Bowen, dem.
Assessors - George F. Dean, rep.; G.A. Walker, dem.
Town Clerk - J.D. Barrows, rep.
License 70; no license, 73.
Last year Eastford went for license.
Election day passed off quietly. There was not even the usual amount of drunkenness visible. The only interest manifest was relative to the town's vote of license or no license. The following is the result of the election.
Selectmen - A.D. Cody, L.G. Fairfield, dems.; H.D. Ellis, rep.
Assessors - J.O. Booth, Zeno Ellis, dems.
Town Clerk - Minor Kinney, dem.
No license by 35 majority.

1569. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Holmes, Railroad street, pays cash for partridge, woodcock and quail.

1570. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: To young women who yearn to wear glasses. You had better not commence wearing those things. Your eyes may be a little weak. Give them rest if you can. Don't read by gaslight. Don't read on the cars or by a faint light the miserably fine print inflicted by publishers on mortals. Give the eyes rest and they will recover their strength. Give any sprain or jam or muscle rest and it will recuperate. If you apply the artificial aid of glasses now you will always be dependent on glasses. - New York Graphic.

1571. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: If the eyes of a thrifty Connecticut Yankee, it can be well understood that shiftlessness and laziness are crimes a trifle worse than murder, and only surpassed in enormity by the unpardonable sin of "being found out." It is not surprising, therefore, that while interest in the fate of poor Rose Ambler already languishes, the neighbors of Mr. Charles H. Houston, of Trumbull, whose main offense seems to have been that he was born tired, and who expresses, by an idyllic leisure, his distaste for the manufacture of wooden nutmegs, idiotic clues, real two-for-five-cent Havana cigars and other popular Connecticut industries, should have given vent to their indignation in a coat of tar and feathers. But to those who have not reached this lofty standard of morality, it may well seem that a community, where it has become almost a common occurrence for young women to be murdered, under the most revolting circumstances, with scarcely any, or if any, only the most impotent and abortive attempts to discover the perpetrators, might afford to show sinners of the Houston pattern a trifle more indulgence.

1572. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: South Coventry.
Mr. and Mrs. Alanson Washburn are visiting friends in Ellington.
Mrs. J.V.B. Prince and son left last week for Brooklyn, N.Y.
The St. Mary's Catholic Society held their annual fair in the basement of their church, which was well patronized, and dancing in a tent, erected for that purpose was enjoyed by all participants.
Mrs. John Wood's residence was the scene of a pleasant tea party last Thursday judging from the ladies that passed within the gates. There have been a series of these pleasant events and this probably closes them for the season.
Willie Lathrop and Mamie were in town last week the latter accompanied by her two aunts who took in charge the packing of the personal effects of the late Mrs. Don H. Lathrop.
Mrs. Clarence Hoxie of Cleveland, Ohio is soon expected home on a visit to be rejoined by her husband who will spend his vacation East on a visit to his mother and in this village.
Miss Sarah Stanley has been engaged to teach the Centre school in Columbia.
Mrs. .Benoni Irwin of N.Y. who intends to spend a few weeks more in our town is expecting a friend from California to visit her.
John Ward was in N.Y. last week on business.
Mrs. John Hammond and son will soon move to Hartford where Mr. H. is in the business employ of Caleb Talcott & Co.
Herbert Spaulding remains with his grandmother on the hill.
Mrs. Sarah P. Bidwell still remains in Westfield, N.J. where she has been for several months.

1573. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Columbia.
Hon. Dwight Loomis of Rockville was in town over the Sabbath.
Miss Annie Hutchins teaches in Hop River and Miss Sarah Stanley of Coventry will teach the winter term in the Centre district.
Miss Julia Brown is visiting friends in Glastonbury.
Frank Collins was the recipient last week of a fine Watham watch let in his hand as he was receiving a cordial handshake from our genial friend Mr. Samuel Brown.
Rev. F.D. Avery has returned to his charge after several pleasant trips during the three weeks.
The library building is completed minus a chimney and inside painting.
At a meeting of the democratic electors of this town held at the Town hall on Friday evening, Sept. 28th, the following were appointed delegates to the respective conventions:
County: George H. Loomis, Chester H. Collins, Yelverton Green, Charles M. Holbrook.
Senatorial: James L. Downer, Robert Brown, Simeon F. Tucker, William H. Yeomans, 2d.
Authority was given delegates to send substitutes.

1574. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: An Indian chief, performing with a company near Cleveland, Ohio, became intoxicated and, securing a revolver and a
knife, threatened to scalp those around him. He was quieted by the application of a shovel to his cranium.

1575. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: An important case was tried in the New Haven city court Saturday. Within a year Elmer F. Culver secretly married Miss Irwin, daughter of a well to do Baltimore merchant. Culver is the son of a prominent and wealthy man of Fair Haven. Recently his wife left him
and went to reside with her sisters. Finally it transpired that her husband abused her in the most systemically and cruel manner. He pounded and bruised and nearly starved her. He forced her to eat her meals in the basement from a board on the head of a barrel. He threatened to bring disreputable women to the home. Twenty ladies of aristocratic families; leading members of the Second Congregational church, were in court to testify against Culver. His lawyer said his wife was whimsical and prejudiced their wealthy meddling neighbors. Judge Deming put the husband under bonds of $500 to support his wife and treat her properly.

1576. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: North Windham.
The scarcity of water has enabled E.H. Hall & Son, to thoroughly repair the saw and grist mill, and Mr. Calvin Lincoln will continue to remain in charge of the same.
F.D. Spencer, notwithstanding it being an off year for cranberries, has just harvested a very large crop, from his natural bog on the Mt. Hope River.
Joseph Ottenheimer is now able to be out on the street with the aid of crutches.
Only one store in the village now. M.A. Bates has sold his stock of goods to W.W. White the post office has been removed to his store, and Mr. B. will soon resume teaching at the "Corners" in Chaplin.
Mr. Chas. Spafford is engaged to teach in the Back Road district, and Miss Alice Hunt has already commenced her labors in the Bedlam school.
The little sons of Geo. James, who have been so dangerously ill, we are glad to see out again. Albert James is being treated by a Boston physician. Miss Emma Whittaker who has spent most of the past year in the far west has returned and is with her sister Mrs. James.
Mrs. B.L. Newell and daughter of Montreal are the guests of Sarah L. Peck, and Miss Eliza Smith of Springfield was visiting the same house
last week.
Mrs. A. Hartson and Mary Utley have been making extended visits in Springfield and Florence.
Good news for all - Our church is being repaired and renovated under the supervision of Geo. Chamberlain.

1577. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Canterbury.
The Howe family held their eleventh annual gathering, September 26th, with Mr. and Mrs. George W. Rainsford of South Canterbury. Of the six
brothers and sisters all were present except the brother living in Pennsylvania, and with their families and other relatives the number assembled was twenty-six.
The day was cool and pleasant, and the time was pleasantly spent in social intercourse, etc. An excellent dinner was partaken of, and in the afternoon the usual religious meeting was held, which was interesting, those present generally taking part. In due season they departed to their respective homes with the pleasant memories of this gathering.

1578. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Born.
Bowen - In North Windham, Sept. 1st, a son to Mr. and Mrs. George Bowen.

1579. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Married.
Brice - Kenyon - In N.Y. City, Sep 27, by Rev. N.H. Stansbury, A.C. Brice of Lenox Iowa, and Pheba Anabelle, daughter of George Kenyon of
Andover, Conn.
Clark - Barstow - At Ulysses, Neb., Sept. [19?] Edward H. Clark, and Miss Lizzie S., daughter of M. Luther Barstow of this village.
Loring - Safford - At East Otto, N.Y. Sept. 11, by Rev. S.C. Thompson, Abner D. Loring of Lebanon to Miss Elizabeth L. Safford of Willimantic.

1580. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Died.
Dodd - In Mansfield Centre, Oct. 1, Gertrude I. Dodd, aged 8 years and 7 months.
Jeffrey - In Willimantic, Oct. 3, Annie Jeffrey, aged 20 years.

1581. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: For Sale - At a Bargain, and on terms to suit the purchaser, the very desirable cottage owned by George S. Arnold, on
South Main street, Willimantic, Conn. Lot 60 feet by 200 feet, well laid out with shrubs, grapevines, fruit and shade trees. Building in good condition. As the place will be sold or exchanged without fail, applicants will do well to apply at once for particulars by addressing George S. Arnold or R. Kost, Real Estate Agent, No. 33 Bank street, Bridgeport, Conn.

1582. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Notice - The undersigned registrars of Voters of the Town of Windham, hereby give notice that they will be in session
at the Town Rooms, Hayden Block, in Willimantic, on Thursday, October 18th, A.D. 1883 from 9 o'clock in the forenoon until 5 o'clock in the afternoon for the purpose of perfecting a list of all electors in said town of Windham who will be entitled to vote therein at the electors meeting to be held on the Tuesday after the first Monday of November, 1883, and of all those persons by whom or in whose behalf a claim is made to either registrar that they will be entitled to be made electors in said town of Windham on or before the day of such meeting. All applications to be made electors in this town must be in writing. Printed blanks will be furnished by either registrar on application. John G. Keigwin, Patrick Cunningham, Registrars of Voters. Dated at Windham, October 3d, 1883.

1583. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Auction. Will be sold at Public Auction at 10 o'clock a.m. on Friday, September [sic] 28th, 1883. The House and Lot
owned and occupied by George F. Morrison, located at the west end of Pleasant street, Willimantic, Conn. The house is two stories with L and attic and has been built but five years. The lot is 100 feet front and 328 feet deep. A very nice barn on the premises. Ornamental trees and shrubbery on the place and fruit in abundance. This is a valuable and attractive home, and is sold only on account of the ill health of the owner. It must and will be sold to the highest bidder. Also at the same time and place will be sold Household Furniture, and one good Business Wagon. Sale will take place rain or shine. George F. Morrison.

1584. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Notice. The legal voters of the Town of Windham are hereby warned to meet at the Town Room over the New Lock-up, (on Church Street) on Monday, October 1, 1883 for the transaction of the following business:
1st. - To make choice of Assessors, Board of Relief and all other Officers that are elected annually.
2d. - To determine by ballot whether any person shall be licensed to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors in the Town of Windham.
3d. - To hear and act upon the reports of all Town Officers whose duty it may be to report at same.
4th. - To lay a tax to defray the current expenses of the town, interest on town indebtedness, repairs of highways and for the support of paupers and schools for the ensuing year.
5th. - To see if the town will vote to instruct the Selectmen to purchase the lock-up property on Church street at the price of Four Thousand Dollars.
6th. - To see if the town will vote an appropriation of One Hundred Dollars per year, asked for by F.S. Long Post G.A.R., for Decoration Day.
6th. [sic] - To do any other business proper to be done at said meeting.
Polls open at 9 o'clock a.m.
W.B. Avery, Henry Larrabee, M.E. Lincoln, Selectmen. Windham, Conn., Sept. 25, 1883.

1585. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Canary Birds. R. Willis will offer for sale on the Fair Ground during the Fair a lot of fine singing Canary Birds. Prices reasonable. All birds guaranteed as represented.

1586. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: 83d Dividend. The Directors of the Willimantic Savings Institute have this day declared a semi-annual dividend from the earnings of the last six months, at the rate of four per cent per annum, payable on and after October 10, 1883. H.F. Royce, Treas. Willimantic, Conn., Sept. 17, 1883.

1587. TWC Wed Oct 3, 1883: Dividend. Dime Savings Bank, Willimantic, Sept. 13, 1883. At a meeting of the directors of this bank held on Thursday, the 13th inst. A dividend at the rate of Four and one-half per cent was declared from the earnings of the last six months. John L.
Walden, Treasurer.

1588. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: About Town.
The gas pipes have been extended to Prospect street.
The town of Mansfield, adjoining this, has 75 miles of road.
Rev. S.R. Free and K.B. Glidden of Mansfield exchanged pulpits last Sunday morning.
George W. Burnham is able to be about on crutches, his broken ankle having mended to that extent.
John Hamlin, Esq., of Thompsonville, formerly of this village is the lawyer for the defense in a murder case at Hazardville.
There will be extra attractions at the skating rink, Armory hall, Saturday night consisting of fancy bicycle riding and roller skating.
G.W. Taft of Abington will give an exhibition of his patent road machine Friday of next week in this village. The town is contemplating purchasing one of them.
George William Ballou & Co., bankers of New York city, in which firm Cashier Bingham's son is a partner, who failed a short time since, have resumed business and all unsettled claims will be paid in full.

1589. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: The game law is off and the sportsmen are happy. A trio of our crack shots - Messrs. J.B. Baldwin, J.D. Jillson and Dr. T.R. Parker - brought in a collection of thirty-three birds one day last week. Those strings of innumerable squirrels will soon begin to
make their appearance.

1590. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: William Evans, brakeman on the 10:33 passenger to Providence, had his let hand badly smashed by catching between the []ounters of an engine and car while he was coupling them last Monday. He was taken to the railroad physician, Dr. McNally, who is in hopes to save the hand though he may lose two fingers.

1591. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: The Domestic Machine company's exhibit of machines at the fair was worthy of much attention. The judges after a
careful examination, free from all personal preference gave the diploma, the only original, to the Domestic Sewing Machine Company for the best
machine and its work. E.A. Barrows is the sole agent for Willimantic and vicinity for this machine.

1592. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: Mr. M.R. Moran tendered his resignation as general ticket agent of the New London Northern railroad, Monday, to take effect November 1st. He has accepted the position of general ticket and freight agent of the Jacksonville, Tampa & Key West railroad, now in
course of construction, and of which George W. Bentley, former of the Northern road, is superintendent. Mr. Moran is a thorough railroad man, and it is perfectly safe to say that the new road in the south will be a success if competent officials can make it one. Mr. Moran has, for several years, been a leading member of the court of common council, and at present holds the position of alderman in New London. He is deservedly popular with his acquaintances, and was the only democrat elected to the council a year ago. For seven years terminating a few months ago, Mr. Moran served the Norwich Bulletin as its representative in New London, and in this position manifested more than ordinary reportorial talent. Mr. Moran has been a resident of New London about ten years, and is held in highest esteem by all who have come in contact with him personally or officially. In his departure New London loses one of her best citizens.

1593. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: Adjourned Town Meeting. At the appointed time for the adjourned town meeting last Saturday there were not enough voters to constitute a quorum and it was necessary to go out and drum up a few before any business could be transacted. At no time was there more
than thirty present. The following minor town officers were elected: Directors of Willimantic cemetery - Whiting Hayden, S.F. Loomer, A.T. Fowler. Windham cemetery - Wm. Swift, J.G. Martin. North Windham - F.D. Spencer, E.L. Burnham, Albert Hartson. Directors town deposit fund - Geo. M. Harrington, H.N. Wales, Samuel Bingham. Weighers - W.C. Woodworth, E.H. Holmes, Jr., M.E. Lincoln, Geo. K. Nason, C.E. Carpenter, C.S. Billings, Geo. F. Taylor, S.E. Amidon, A.R. Morrison, J.E. Hayden. Gaugers - J.W. Webb, C.E. Carpenter. Sealers of weights and measures - A.T. Fowler, W.C. Woodworth. Haywards - J.G. Martin, H.H. Fitch, L.C. Kinne, Merritt M. Welch. Pound Keepers - H.H. Fitch, John C. Smith, E.H. Holmes, Jr., John A. Perkins, F.M. Lincoln, F.D. Spencer. Wood Inspectors - C.E. Carpenter, H.R. Brown, D.S. Brayman, C.S. Billings, M.E. Lincoln, Geo. F. Taylor, Geo. H. Purington, E.H. Holmes, Jr., F.H. Blish, F.M. Lincoln. Voted that the reports of the selectmen, treasurer and school visitors be accepted. Voted that the report of the Willimantic cemetery committee be accepted. Voted to lay a tax of 9 mils on the dollar on the grand list of 1883. That one mill of said tax be appropriated for highways. That $10,000 be appropriated for support of schools. That ½ mill of said tax be devoted exclusively to a sinking fund for the payment of the borrowed debt of $30,000 when due - which is in 1890. To instruct the selectmen to buy the lock-up property on Church street of Warren Atwood for $4,000. That the town appropriate $100 annually hereafter to be paid the proper officer of Francis S. Long Post G.A.R. for the purpose of assisting aid order in defraying their expenses on Memorial Day. Tha the Willimantic cemetery committee be empowered to make repairs on reservoir ad lay pipes to supply the cemetery with water. That the selectmen be instructed to supply the almshouse with an ample and permanent supply of running water as soon as practicable.

1594. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: Exhibiting Stored Electricity. Last Wednesday evening several mill owners and agents from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York and New Jersey, and representatives of the United States Navy and the ordnance department witnessed the first public mill exhibition in this country of the Brush-Swan system of storing electricity, now in practical use at the Willimantic Linen Mills. Electricians from New York and Boston were present. During the afternoon the visitors were shown through the large workrooms, following the cotton from the carding room through the process of spinning, twisting, spooling, reeling, coloring and bleaching, ticketing and packing. They admired the great array of intricate, labor-saving machinery, the powerful engines and the huge boilers. At 5:30 the party were taken in the carding room of No. 2 mill, where over 200 Swan incandescent lamps have been put in, fed by the recent perfected Brush storage batteries. The surplus water running over the dam during the day stores these batteries, through a sixteen arc light dynamo. They can be filled in eight hours and furnish power for nearly four hours, giving a remarkably brilliant and steady light. It has been claimed that these batteries will not bear re-storing - that they fall to pieces - but the Brush company guarantee that they will not deteriorate more than 5 per cent a year, and will last for twenty years. After the batteries are filled the dynamo can be used to run the arc lights during the night. In the winding room of the same mill the company have a plant of the Edison incandescent lamps in use, run by steam power, but when the machinery stops the lights go out. By the Brush system they will run till the batteries give out, though they may be turned out at will by the section or by the single light. It was an impressive sight. The great workroom was deserted by the operatives, the maze of belting and machinery was still, and the place as quiet as the grave; but the brilliant little globes made everything as light as day, not for an instant flickering or weakening, and the power all came from the batteries, which had been stored hours before, with only an appreciability loss of 10 per cent in transmitting it form the dynamo. The Brush people were enthusiastic over the success of their invention, and the guests were highly pleased. There were three or four scientific workmen present to answer questions, but the superintendent of the mill, Mr. John Scott, who has made himself familiar with the subject, gave a great deal of practical information in a very simple way. A supper was served by the Willimantic company, and the Boston party left for home at 8:30, those from New York following them an hour later. Before their departure they visited the fair grounds and witnessed the trotting by electric light.

1595. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: The Willimantic Fair. The success of the Willimantic Fair beyond the expectation of anybody is a source of pleasure to everybody. The first days' bad weather was a serious set-back and at the time it was thought would be ruinous to the fair, the but remaining days more than retrieved the loss and aggregated an attendance of more than 15,000 people. The attendance from the surrounding towns was very large, the trains from all directions bringing in large numbers and wagon loads being almost innumerable. In the event of the most favorable circumstances it was not dreamed by the managers that there would be so many spectators. For an undertaking got up in so short a time, the smoothness with which it passed off is remarkably creditable to those who had it in charge. The exhibition outside of the horse racing was unquestionably suprior to any that has taken place in Connecticut this year, not excepting the state fair. The buildings, stables, cattle quarters and track were all completed and in
splendid condition. The fact that the business was entirely new to the entire boar of officials did not seem to embarrass the progress of the fair in the least, they all worked in the most perfect unison. On the first day the receipts were of course meager, but on the second day about $1,000 flowed into the treasury, while on the third day $2013 were taken by the association. The last day swelled the amount to a total reaching very near to $4,000. It is understood that a little more than the capital stock has been expended in preparing the grounds and that about $9,000 has been disposed of. It will thus be seen that after clearing up all the obligations there will probably be a surplus in the treasury. This is a very gratifying condition of things to all who are interested in the project and augurs well for the future. In all probability with a successful season next year the association will declare a dividend. The exhibitions of coming years will be looked forward to with much interest by the people of this section. The electric light novelty was a grand success and drew crowds on the track very evening.
Wednesday's Races - The 3:00 class was called at 2:30 p.m. and the following horses started, Empire, Green Girl, M.J.B., Oakwood Belle, Emerald and Gold Nugget. Empire won the race in the three straight heats, Green Girl second, Oakwood Belle third, Emerald fourth. .Time - 2:35, 2:39 ½, 2:36 ¼.
In the 2:33 class, Louise, Nellie Bryant, Frank D, Star and Dick Loomer appeared. The first heat was won by Dick Loomer, the second and third by
Nellie Bryant, and the fourth and fifth by Dick Loomer. Dick Loomer took first money; Nellie Bryant, second; and the third an fourth was divided
between Star and Emerald. Frank D was distanced in the second heat. Time - 2:32 ¼, 2:30 ½, 2:33, 2:332 ¼, 2:32 ½. Judges, D.H. Clark, W.P.
Stephens, and A. Hicks.
Wednesday evening there was a race of two heats by electric light between six local horses. J.D. Wheeler's pacer took first money, C.E. Congdon 2nd, A.B. Green 3d, and A.R. Burnham 4th.
Thursday - the 2:45 class was called with Green Girl, Empire and M.J.B. in the race. Green Girl won the race in three straight heats, 2:37 ½, 2:40 ¼, 2:38 ¼.
Of the five entries in the 2:28 class, only two started, Black Prince, of New York, and Highland Wind, of Hartford. This was an exciting race, Black Prince taking the first two heats, Highland Wind, the third, and Black Prince the fourth. Time 2:33, 2:35 ¼, 2:32 ¾, 2:31. Judges - A. Harbison, G. Pomeroy, W.B. Stephens.
In the evening there was a pretty race between Green Girl, Ino, and M.J.B. Green Girl took first money. Happy Thought trotted a heat to beat 2:30 and made 2:29.
There were half a dozen starters in a half mile foot race and it was won by E. Burdick in 2:31.
Friday - In the 2:38 race there were four starters, M.Y.D. Colt, Star, Emerald and Empire. M.Y.D. colt took first money, Star second, Emerald third, Empire fourth. Time 2:38 ¼, 2:37, 2:37 ½.
The free for all was contested by Happy Thought, and Jennie Stewart, and was won by Happy Thought in three straight heats. Time - 2:33 ¾, 2:31 ½,
2:28 ½ - the last heat being the best time that was made during the races.
In the evening a pacing race was begun between J.D. Wheeler's horse, and Mr. Peckham's of Lebanon. Mr. Wheeler's horse took the first heat
easily. The pacer did not develop staying qualities in the second heat and notwithstanding his competitor lost about twenty lengths by some bad
breaks in the last quarter he did some handsome trotting and pushed his nose under the wire first. In the third heat, Mr. Wheeler's horse was
jogged around, and the judges declared it no heat. In the fourth heat the Lebanon horse went around alone and was awarded first money and the second money went to the Association. There was a half mile foot race, a wheelbarrow race, and an egg race.
A tour of inspection through the vast collection of exhibits revealed a host of things worth of minute description. Entering the west door of the main exhibition building, you were confronted by a large glass case filled with a most exquisite assortment of fancy work the most noticeable among which were two silk bedquilts one by Mrs. Alfred Kinne of Windham, the other by Mrs. James M. Johnson of the same place, exceedingly elaborate. To the right was the Willimantic Linen company's display and included in this wee samples of cotton from all over the world. There was also displayed here a cotton plant grown in Willimantic by Patrick Clancy which was a great curiosity. Passing along we came to a collection of the different styles of fabrics manufactured by the Windham Cotton company and right opposite this was the Willimantic Rifle club's exhibit of guns and other weapons of defense which included the veritable sword carried by Francis S. Long at the battle in which he was killed at Petersburg, VA., July 30th, 1864. An exhibit of rustic work by A. Windsor was of much interest. Passing by the several creditable exhibits of our merchants which besides serving their purposes as advertisement added greatly to the interest of the exhibition. We sought mostly to look at the articles of home manufacture and curiosities. Latham & Co., presented specimens of their handiwork in the shape of elaborate ash and oak doors, from the houses recently built by W.C. Fuller, and also a white oak mantel intended for J.B. Baldwin's new house. Sigmund Thalinger of the opera house hair store illustrated the process of making all kinds of head gear in the hair line. The mammoth case of C.D. Boss & Son, the New London bakers was a very noticeable
feature and contained 192 varieties of crackers and biscuits made at their works. Next the intricate and ingenious Kidder press of Hall &
Bill, the W.B. & A.R. Morrison company exhibited a spooler and automatic winder thread machines of their own manufacture. The process of silver, gold, and combination plating was illustrated in a very interesting manner by Buck & Whittemore, Henry Appleton following up the work very skillfully. A feature of much attraction to the ladies was the running of a sewing machine in a very skilful manner by Cora A. Lyman of Dayville, Conn., a six-year old girl and her work was really marvelous for one so young. Ascending the second story among the attractions we find a case of mineral specimens, about forty in all, taken entirely from the Willimantic valley. Mr. Bill is well versed in mineralogy and has been over thirty years making this collection. Near by H.A. Adams had a case of rare coins representing those of about every nation. Mrs. J.C. Robinson had some very pretty designs in cut flowers, and the South Windham Floral gardens and James Barr, made an extensive exhibit of potted plants. Townsend, the photographer had specimens of his work there which were very fine and going down toward the corner we were attracted to the Apothecaries Hall exhibit by a rare live specimen of squirrel, a peculiar looking animal known as the African marmoset. Mrs. H.H. Flint had a show of her wax works, one piece "Windham in old times" representing the battle of the frogs being very ingenious. James Haggerty displayed his museum of Indian relics. The exhibition of silk bed quits was profuse and all were handsome, Miss W.C. Fuller and Miss Lucy Lincoln's being especially so. In this quarter of the building one was lost in the wilderness of articles costly and beautiful. In the fancy works department alone, were more than two hundred entries. Our space is too limited to attempt even a brief description. E.E. Packer exhibited in the form of a writing desk and chair some of the most intricate scroll sawing imaginable. J.B. Merrow & Son Merrow Ct., displayed an assortment of knit goods of their own manufacture and the Holland and Nonotuck Exhibitions of silks were simply gorgeous. The person in this vicinity who missed an inspection of the contents of this building missed something worth seeing.On the outside among the farming implements the machine which drew crowds of people to examine it was the Minnesota Chief threshing machine with a locomotive steam engine attached, contributed by Northwestern Manufacturing and Car Co., of Stillwater, Minn. It is really a wonderful machine, entirely in keeping with the wonders of the far west. It could easily thresh all the grain grown within miles of here in one day. It had a special interest from the fact of its being made by a company at the head of which is Senator Sabin a Windham county boy. In the tent where were quartered the farm products was exhibited a case of the different varieties of wood grown on the Nilson Lumber Cols. Land in Minnesota and Wisconsin. There were twenty-six different kinds which included nearly all the varieties to be found East. This was of great iterest to farmers and builders, as showing that the great west is made of something else besides prairies. The show of farm, produce, poultry, cattle, sheep and swine was very creditable as is told in the premium list elsewhere.

1596. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: Mansfield Centre.
The coon aboundeth. The irrepressible small boy whistleth "Old Zip Coon" as an interlude between meals, when not otherwise engaged in teasing the cat. The coon is a "sly critter" and has raided the cornfields of the farmer the present season. In consequence thereof, organized bands omen and dogs have hunted him without any definite results. Yet, despite these failures, Walter Barrows has caught two of the varmints, both of them nearly full grown, in snares set for other game. Where's Doc Hamlin, the Crockett of the age, whose prowess among coons rivals that of Sampson among foxes? Let him take heed to his laurels, lest peradventure the youthful trapper, who snares the wary partridge, may prove his peer in the coon business.
Mr. Geo. B. Armstrong's old white mare which has been a landmark for half a generation, is no more. Her head came in violent contact with an axe.
It is said that John Bolles' splendid [mail?] craft sailed into Willimantic, Monday morning, Oct. 1st, loaded to the water's edge, with game, on which the embargo had been raised but a few hours. We cannot for a moment suppose that anyone in this enlightened, Christian, orthodox community would be so wicked as to transgress the fourth commandment, and hunt on the Sabbath, or base enough to violate the statutes of our state commonwealth. This then must be conclusive evidence to any reasonable mind, that the first catch of game after the law is off, is always the most prolific. The troubles which have agitated the Wormwood Hill school district, and which at one time threatened serious consequences have, according to rumor, been amicably settled. And now the hill is happy. There at the present writing no more cases of diphtheria. Thorough measures have been taken to prevent its spread, and physicians report the danger from infection past.

1597. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: Andover.
Our town meeting resulted in electing the republican ticket by an average majority of ten. The following officers were elected: town clerk and treasurer, Charles F. Lincoln; selectmen, Wm. A. Brown, A.P. Lathrop and R.E. Phelps; Assessors, C.H. Baker, H.F. Standish, C.F. Johnson; board of relief, S.H. Daggett, Leonard Lathrop and C.W. Johnson; school visitors, C.H. Loomis and Walter Abbey; registrars of voters, C.L. Backus and J.H. Marsh; auditors E.P. Skinner and Wm. C. White; collector of taxes, Willard E. Fuller. The meeting voted against consolidation of school districts 49 to 26.
The auditors report showed a decrease in the town debt the past year of $307.55. Balance against the town $982.47 and this result has been attained on a tax of ten mills on the dollar. The same tax was voted for the coming year. Democratic delegates are: to the county convention, E.D. White, E.L. Perkins, M.S. Topliff, C.W. Johnson; senatorial, C.F. Johnson, L.C. Webster, L.D. Post, J.H. Marsh. Republican are: county, H.F. Standish, H.C. Daggett, C.F. Baker, S.H. Daggett; senatorial, A.P. Lathrop, C.L. Backus, George Hanns, Wm. A. Brown.
Miss Phebe Kenyon was married last Thursday and immediately started with her husband for his home in Iowa.
School commenced in the N.E. district Monday with Willie Tarbox as teacher.
The pulpit of the Congregational church is being supplied at present from the Hartford Theological Seminary. Mr. June preached last Sunday.

1598. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: Bartholdi's Great Statue. A Frenchman's Description of it, and the Process of Construction. The immense scaffolding that can be seen in the direction of the Rue de Chaselles, reaching over the highest houses in the neighborhood, on close examination displays the lines of a human form, and the gigantic folds of the robe that drapes it. It is in truth a statue, the greatest that was ever constructed up to the present time - the statue of Liberty which the sculptor, Bartholdi, conceived and which is destined to serve as a beacon at the entrance to the port of New York. From eighty to ninety artisans are kept constantly employed upon the work. The statue is already completed to the chest. Perhaps in its present condition it can be seen to the best advantage. Its extraordinary proportions can be viewed, and, as it is not completed, it is possible to take in all of the construction of this gigantic work, which will probably remain unequaled among the works of bronze. The plastic molds of the enormous
limbs thrown across the yard, and the busy workmen covering them with innumerable pieces of wood that reproduce all the contours and lines, remind one of the well-known scene of Gulliver at Lilliput. The men look like tiny dwarfs endeavoring to bind a giant. And, if by miracle that great hand could become alive and simply open its closed fingers, all that solid wood-work would fly in splinters, and the immense scaffolding would come down like a castle of cards. The first model was enlarged four times. Then it was cut into slices, and these slices are taken one after the other and again enlarged to four times their original size, and thus the dimensions of the colossal statue are obtained. At present the workmen are engaged upon the portion that forms the chest. The model of it can be seen in the shed. It looks like a little hill, over which the men are constantly crossing. When the draught or model of a portion of it is made, impressions are taken of it. In order to do this, it is necessary to gather together hundreds of little planks, cut precisely upon the outlines of the model, and in this way a mold is obtained, that is divided into as many fragments as are necessary. Upon these fragments the copper is cut and hammered until it copies the precise forms. Ten Chinese gangs would not make a greater noise than is made all day long in the corner of the shed where the copper is hammered, and this continuous and deafening noise contributes not a little to the strange impression that one gets from a visit. When the shaping of a piece of the copper is completed, it becomes a part of the statue, and there is
nothing further to do with it except to put it in its place. Just now they are engaged in the work of finishing the left hand. The nail of the first finger would make a good-sized shield. The top of the finger would make a helmet for the largest head, and, in default of a better cuirass, William the Conqueror, who passed for the biggest man of his time, might easily get into one of the phalanges. In six months the whole work will be finished. There remain only the chest and the left arm to complete. The head, which is large enough to contain forty people has already been exhibited, in 1876, and the right hand has just come back from America, where it was sent to give some little idea of the size of the statue. After the Parisians have had ample time to admire the work, it will be taken down and sent to New York in more than 300 pieces.

1599. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: "What influence has the moon on the tide?" the teacher asked John Henry. And John Henry said it depended on what was tied; if it was a dog it made him howl, and if it was a gate it untied it, just as soon as the cow or the young man came along. It is such things as this that make school teachers want to lie down and die every day at 4 o'clock. - Burlington Hawkeye

1600. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: The Senatorship. This, the seventeenth district, will elect a senator at the November election. It is not known who will be the republican nominee there being a number of aspirants for the honor in the field; but on the democratic side it is tolerably certain that Mr. Frederick Hyde of Pomfret will be the candidate of his party. Should Senator Boss be renominated he would find his chances for success greatly shaken in competition with so popular a candidate. Mr. Hyde has been elected to the legislature two successive years by large majorities from Pomfret notwithstanding the town is overwhelmingly republican. It is generally understood in political circles that in the recent gerrymander of the state that town was added to the seventeenth district for the purpose of making this district sure to the republicans. Almost beyond question Mr. Hyde will, if nominated, carry Pomfret, Brooklyn and Canterbury against any man the republicans can name. Mr. Boss has reflected no credit upon the district during his tenure of the honorable office of senator, eh has without exception observed and unbroken silence on all questions in debate. He has not maintained the reputation for intelligence which his constituents were led to expect of him, and among his associates in the senate he has acquired the unenviable rating of being "one of the boys" only. In saying this we have drawn it very mildly for our present senator, as the people of this village who know the facts (and they are many) can testify. Mr. Frederick Hyde is a gentleman of good judgement, sober and intelligent. He recently retired from the banking business in New York, whither he moved from Canterbury, his native town, many years ago. It is
said that Messrs. E.L. Cundall and H.M. Cleveland both of Brooklyn are either willing to take the republican nomination.

1601. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: Mansfield.
It has been suggested that the name of Worm Wood Hill be changed to some name more esthetic. Now the good people of the Hill have always respected this time honored name and will not favor a change. It is admitted that the name sounds rather bitter - but we seldom take any bitters but when we do we shall stick to the Worm Wood every time.While the wife and child of Mr. Carey Maine of Mount Hope were coming up the Gurleyville hill Friday night their horse was taken in a fit and dropped in the road, apparently dead, but by starting a little blood the
people of the village got the horse and wagon from the road and the lady walked some two and a half miles with her children to their home. Rowland Clark found his horse dead about a half a mile from his house in the road. Cause of death, over-feed.
Mrs. Conrad Fisher is slowly improving although not out of danger.
The youngest daughter of Mrs. D.B. Reed, Mrs. E.E. Fiske of Worcester is stopping at her home on the Hill.
The family of Rev. A.J. Chaplin have for several weeks been sorely afflicted with sickness and are now in an uncertain condition. Drs.
Griggs and Dean are in daily attendance and Miss Dr. Josephine Gurley a professional nurse is in attendance night and day.
The cranberry crop is fair and the Eatons are in luck. The buckwheat crop is much beyond the average and farmers are generally well satisfied with the result of their season's labor.
Mr. Charles Gurley is making extensive improvements on his farm at Spring Hill having the celebrated stone puller in operation lifting huge
boulders from their long resting place, which will soon find their way into a substantial wall.

1602. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: Columbia.
Miss Olive Howard is spending a few weeks in the family of Rev. James K. Hazen of Richmond, Va.
W.P. Robertson spent the Sabbath in town.
Wilton [or Wilson?] Little of Hartford is home somewhat indisposed.
Mr. Sanford is entirely engaged getting off the lumber from the tract recently purchased of L.C. Clark.
Miss Lilian J. Fuller is engaged to teach in the west school district, and Miss Jennie L. Fuller in the south west.
Mr. W.W. Lyon and wife visited Boston last week and this week Fred Hunt took in the exposition while there are a number of other citizens that will soon follow.
The Willimantic Fair seemed to be the center of attraction last week.
Joel Tucker took a premium on his horse and Mason Squires on a three-year-old colt.

1603. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: James O'Neil and John J. Donaher of New Haven, went gunning on Sunday in the North Haven woods, and the former was shot, 87 shot lodging in his left side and left arm and heart.
O'Neil had left Donaher in order to start the birds and was hidden by the foliage when the latter fired.

1604. TWC Wed Oct 10, 1883: Willimantic Fair Premium List.
Class A. - No 1. Jerseys.
F. Bennett, Willimantic, Bull 3 yrs, 1st, $5.00
R.T. Haskins, Scotland, bull 2 yrs, 1st, 4.00
L. Bosworth, Eastford, bull, 2 yrs, 2d, 3.00
R.L. Gilbert, Hebron, bull 1 yrs, 2d, 3.00
F.H. Andrews, So. Woodstock, bull 1 yr, 2d, 2.00
D.M. C. Bettis, Mansfield, bull calf, 1st, 5.00
F.H. Andrews, So. Woodstock, bull calf, 2d, 1.00
C.Anthony, Scotland, cow 6 yrs, 1st, 4.00
R.L. Gilbert, Hebron, cow 6 yrs, 2d, 3.00
R.L. Gilbert, Hebron, cow 4 yrs, and under 1st, 4.00
C. Anthony, Scotland, cow 4 yrs and under, 2d, 3.00
R.L. Gilbert, Hebron, heifer, 2 yrs, 1st, 3.00
R.L. Gilbert, Hebron, heifer, 2 yrs, 1d [sic], 2.00
R.L. Gilbert, Hebron,heifer, 1 yr, 1st, 3.00
R.T. Haskins, Scotland, heifer, 1 yr, 2d, 2.00
R.T. Haskins, Scotland, calf, 1st, 2.00
R.L. Gilbert, Hebron, calf, 2d, 1.00
R.L. Gilbert, Hebron, herd, 1st, 6.00
Class A - Short Horns
A. Storrs, Mansfield, bull 4 yrs, 1st, $5.00
" " bull calf, 1st, 2.00
" " cow 7 yrs, 1st, 4.00
" " cow 6 yrs, 1st, 4.00
" " cow 5 yrs, 1st, 4.00
" " cow 4 yrs, 1st, 4.00
" " cow 3 yrs, 1st, 3.00
" " heifer 2 yrs, 1st, 3.00
" " heifer, 2 yrs, 2d, 2.00
" " heifer 1 yr, 2d, 3.00
" " heifer 2 mo. 1st, 2.00
" " herd 1st, 6.00
Class A - Devons
A. Storrs, Mansfield, bull 4 yrs, 1st. $5.00
C.H. Pendleton, Scotland, bull 2 yrs, 1st, 4.00
F.H. Andrews, So. Woodstock, bull 1 yr, 1st, 3.00
C.H. Pendleton, Scotland, bull calf 1st, 2.00
F.H. Andrews, So. Woodstock, bull calf, 2d, 1.00
F.H. Andrews, So. Woodstock, cow 6 yrs, 1st, 4.00
F.H. Andrews, So. Woodstock, cow 6 yrs, 2d, 3.00
F.H. Andrews, So. Woodstock, cow 4 yrs, 1st, 4.00
F.H. Andrews, So. Woodstock, cow 4 yrs, 2d, 3.00
C.H. Pendleton, Scotland, heifer 2 yrs, 1st, 3.00
A. Storrs, Mansfield, heifer 2 yrs, 2d, 3.00
" " heifer 1 yr, 1st, 3.00
" " heifer 1 yr, 2d, 2.00
" " calf 1st, 2.00
" " calf 2nd, 1.00
" " herd, 1st, 5.00
F.H. Andrews, South Woodstock, herds, 2d, 5.00
Class A. .No. 2 Native Grade and Cross Breed
L. Bosworth, Eastford, cow 6 yrs, 1st, $4.00
W.C. Jilson, Willimantic, cow 6 yrs, 2d, 3.00
W.C. Jilson, Willimantic, cow 4 yrs, 2d, 3.00
Philo Burgess, Lebanon, bull 2 yrs, 1st, 4.00
J. .Turner, Coventry, bull 2 yrs, 2d, 3.00
W.P. Wilcox, Windham, bull 1 yr, 2d, 2.00
B. Larkin, Windham, cow 4 yrs, 1st, 4.00
J. Anthony, Scotland, heifer 1 yr, 1st, 3.00
F.H. Andrews, So. Woodstock, heifer 1 yr, 2d, 2.00
C.H. Pendleton, Scotland, heifer calf, 1st, 2.00
C.H. Pendleton, Scotland, heifer calf, 2d, 1.00
Class A. - Ayrshires
H. Larrabee, Windham, bull 1st, $5.00
H. Larrabee, Windham, heifer, 1st, 3.00
H. Larrabee, Windham, bull calf, 1st, 2.00
Class A. No 6 - Town Teams
Town of Windham, 1st, premium $15.00
Town of Mansfield, discretionary, 3.00
Class A No. 7 - Town Steer Teams
Town of Hampton, 1st premium, $10.00
Town of Windham, 2d, 8.00
Town of Mansfield, discretionary, 3.00
Class A. No. 8 - Working Oxen
J.G. Martin, Windham, oxen 6 yrs, 1st, $5.00
C. Rosebrooks, Mansfield, oxen 6 yrs, 2d, 4.00
State A'g'l School, Mansfield, oxen 6 yrs, 3d, 3.00
R.M. Storrs, Mansfield, oxen 5 yrs, 1st, 4.00
Mrs. G.S. Moulton, Windham, oxen 5 yrs, 2d, 3.00
A. Storrs, Mansfield, oxen 5 yrs, 3d, 2.00
Class A. - Steers
A. Storrs, Mansfield, pair steers, 1st, $2.00
Henry Kenyon, Hampton, pair steers, 2d, 1.00
Class A. No. 8 - Fat Cattle
J.J. Smith, Willimatnic, per fat cattle, 1st, $5.00
E. Bosworth, Eastford, per fat cattle, 2d, 4.00
R.W. Storrs, Mansfield, fat animal 1st, 4.00
L. Bosworth, Eastford, fat animal 2d, 3.00
Class B. No. 11 - Sheep
B. Larkin, Windham, ram, 1st, $2.00
W.B. Gallup, Chaplin, ram 2d, 1.00
A. Storrs, Mansfield, Cotswold ram, 1st, 2.00
A.J. Greenslit, Hampton, Med Wool ram, 1st, 2.00
P. Burgess, Lebanon, 15 sheep, 1st, 6.00
W.B. Gallup, Chaplin, 15 sheep, 2d, 5.00
A. Storrs, Mansfield, 3 lambs, 1st, 2.00
W.B. Gallup, Chaplin, 5 ewes, 2d, 2.00
P. Coffey, Hampton, 5 ewes, 1st, 3.00
A. Storrs, Mansfield, Cotswold ewes 3 yrs, discretionary, 1.00
A. Storrs, Mansfield, Cotswold ewes 2 yrs, discretionary, 1.00 Class C. - Swine
[A?] Larrabee, Windham, Chester White boar, 1st, $5.00
W.C. Jillson, Willimantic, Jersey boar, discretionary, 3.00
W.C. Jillson, Willimatnic, Jersey pig, discretionary, 2.00 Class D.
Draft Horses
Frank Ford, Willimantic, pr draft horses, 1st, $8.00
Lincoln & Boss, Willimantic, 2d, 5.00
[?] C. Lattimer, South Coventry, single draft, 1st, 6.00
Lincoln & Boss, Willimantic, 2d, 4.00
James MacFarlane, Mansfield, stallion 4 yrs, 1st, 10.00
L. Searles, 2d, 7.00
F.A. Handel, Willimantic, 3d, 5.00
C.S. Briggs, Willimantic, 3 yrs, 1st, 7.00
J.G. Lynch, Windham, 3 yrs, 2d, 5.00
Thomas Bennett, 3 yrs, 3d, 3.00
Joel Tucker, 2 yrs, 1st, 1.00
Matched Horses
G.W.Pomeroy, Hartford, pair matched horses, 1st, 12.00
E.H. Holmes, South Windham, 2d, 10.00
F.G. Stark, Willimantic, 3d, 8.00
Brood Mares and Colts
R.J. Nichols, Mansfield, mar and colt, 1st, 5.00
D.D. Wilson, Windham, mare and colt, 2d, 3.00
L. Bosworth, Eastford, mare and colt, 3d, 1.00
Joseph Bennett, Mansfield, colt 4 yrs, 1st, 6.00
Joseph Colburn, colt 4 yrs, 2d, 4.00
M.A. Mason, colt 4 yrs, 3d, 2.00
M.D. Squires, colt 3 yrs, 1st, 6.00
M. Barton, Chaplin, 3 yrs, 2d, 4.00
L. Bosworth, Eastford, colt 3 yrs, 3d, 2.00
J.R. Nichols, Mansfield, colt 2 yrs, 1st, 5.00
C.H. Wilson, Windham, colt 2 yrs, 2d, 3.00
M. Barton, Chaplin, colt, 2 yrs, 3d, 1.00
Class D. - Committee 15
I. Sanderson, Willimantic, gents driving horse, 1st, $12.00
A.R. Burnham, Willimantic, gents driving horse, 2d, 10.00
G.B. Hamlin, Willimantic, gents driving horse, 3d, 8.00
Class D. - Committee 16
I. Sanderson, Willimantic, family horse, 1st, $10.00
L.T. Button, Hampton, family horse, 2d, 8.00
J.F. Hyde, Hampton, family horse, 3d, 6.00
Class E.
F.C. Spaulding, Coventry, manure spreader diploma
F.C. Spaulding, Coventry, mowing machine diploma
F.C. Spaulding, Coventry, hay holder diploma
Geo. W. Taft, road machine, diploma
Brown Co., Central Village, ox yoke, diploma
G.H. Alford, Willimantic, harrow, diploma
G.H. Alford, Willimantic, butter worker, diploma
G.H. Alford, Willimantic, lawn mower, diploma
J.F. Chandler, East Woodstock, plows, diploma
" " dis harrow, diploma
" " hoeing ma[chine], diploma
" " cultivator, diploma
" " horse hoe, diploma
" " Cooley creamer, diploma
" " churn, diploma
A.P. Benner, Willimantic, R.B. pump, diploma
J.B. Ensworth, Scotland, ensilage cutter, diploma
H.B. Frink, Columbia, harrow, diploma
P. Thompson, Mansfield, potatoe hiller, diploma
" " farming mill, diploma
" " corn sheller, diploma
" " hay cutter, diploma
" " wringers, diploma
J.F. Chandler, East Woodstock, horse rake, diploma
Class F.
C.H. Townsend, Willimantic, marmosettes, 1st, $1.00
Class F. - Poultry, Etc. No. 2.
N.B. Perkins, Mansfield, Fowls, five 1st premiums, $15.00
" " fowls, two 2d, 4.00
" " ducks, 1st, 2.00
" " collection 2d, 2.50
W.E. Gray, Willimantic fowls, two 1st, 6.00
" " pigeons five 1st, 10.00
" " pigeons two 2d, 2.00
F.H. Andrews, So. Woodstock, geese and fowls eight, 1st, 24.00
" " fowls two 2d, 4.00
" " duck 1st, 3.00
" " Guineas two, 2d, 4.00
" " white rabbit, 2d, .50
" " collection, 5.00
Class G. - Farm Products
McKenzie & Coffin, Dokota, Coll. Grains 1st, diploma
W.B. Gallup, Chaplin, pop corn, 1st, $ .75
A.J. Whiting, pop corn, 2d, .50
A. Warren, Coventry, rye, 1st, .75
John Babcock, So. Windham, rye, 2d, .50
H.P. Potter, Windham, field corn, 1st, .75
D.W. Fiske, Coventry, field corn 2d, .50
John Babcock, So. Windham, oats, 2d, .50
W.H. Lynch, Windham, sunflower 1st, .50
John Babcock, So. Windham, buckwheat 1st, .75
D.W. Fiske, So. Coventry, field beans, 1st, .75
Philo Burgess, Lebanon, field beans, 2d, .50
D.W. Fiske, Coventry, Houemais oats 1st, .75
D.W. Fiske, Coventry, Minn sweet corn, diploma
Class G - Farm Products No. 2
R. Davison, Willimantic, B. turnip beets, 1st, $ .50
H. Champlin, Columbia, Pole beans, 1st, .50
N.B. Perkins, Pleasant Valley, Clarks early potatoes, 1st, .50
B.S. Wilbur, Windham, tomatoes, 1st, .50
E.P. Lyman, Columbia, Orange Co. Whites, 2, .25
W.A. Fuller, Lebanon, Burbank potatoes, 1st, .50
F.D. Spencer, No. Windham, 6 var. potatoes dis., 1.00
E. Starkweather, cranberries 1st, 1.00
P. Burgess, Lebanon, Lima beans, 1st, .50
A. Warren, Coventry, coll. 9 varieties potatoes 1st, 1.00
B.F. Bennett, Mansfield, sweet potatoes 1st, .75
B.F. Bennett, Mansfield, yams dis., .25
Eaton Bros. Mansfield, R. Belle cranberries, 1st, 1.00
J.F. Smith, Castor Oil beans, dis., .25
S. Knickerbocker, Long Mangold beet, 1st, .50
S. Knickerbocker, Globe beet 1st, .50
Philo Burgess, Lebanon, cell beans 1st, .50
S.R. Free, Willimantic, tomatoes, (special)
S.R. Free, Willimantic, beans, (special)
Class G. No. 1
Mrs. George Lincoln, rug, 1st, 1.00
W.B. Gallup, Chaplin, onions, 1st, $1.00
W.F. Gates, Lebanon, onions, 2d, .50
W. Reynolds, Mansfield, sweet corn, 1st, .50
D.W. Fisk, So. Coventry, sweet corn 2d, .25
A. Warren, So. Coventry, watermelons, 2d, .25
W. .Reynolds, Mansfield, watermelons, .25
D.W. Fisk, So. Coventry, Hubbard squash 1st, .50
J.D. Leach, Willimantic, cabbage, 1st, 1.00
S. Hunt, Columbia, cabbage, 2d, .50
J.D. Leach, Willimantic, carrots and parsnips, 1.00
A.W. Loomis, Willimantic, celery .75
N.P. Perkins, Mansfield, turnips, 1.00
A.L. Warren, Coventry, turnips, .50
J.N. Brown, C. squash, 1.00
H.E. Conant, Conantville, C. squash, .50
A. Warren, Coventry, pumpkins, .50
H.E. Conant, Conantville, winter squash, .50
A.L. Warren, Coventry, beets, .50
S.E. Perkins, Mansfield, M. squash, .50
J.N. Brown, C.N. squash, .50
Class H - No 24, Bread, Honey, Etc.
R.P. Burgess, Chaplin, butter 1st, $3.00
D.A. Griggs, Chaplin, butter, 2d, 2.00
J.G. Larkin, butter, 3d,
R.P. Burgess, Chaplin, honey, 1st, 2.00
S. Perkins, Mansfield, honey 2d, 1.00
Mrs. A .Chapman, Chaplin, wheat bread 1st, 2.00
Mrs. Giles Little, Columbia, wheat bread 2d, 1.00
Mrs. B.S. Wilbur, Windham, brown bread, 1st, 2.00
Mrs. R. Davison, Willimantic, brown bread, 2d, 1.00
G.F. Singer, canned fruits, 1st, 3.00
Mrs. N.P. Perkins, Mansfield, canned fruits, 1st, 3.00
Mrs. W.B. Clark, Columbia, canned fruits, 2d, 2.00
W.B. Clark, Columbia, sorgham syrup, 1st
Mr. Stiles, Lebanon, sorgham syrup, 2d,
L. Striby, Willimatnic, bread and cake, dis. 3.00
Class I. - Fruits
Levi Warner, coll. 15 varieties apples 1st, $3.00
Arnold Warren, Mansfield, coll. 15 varieties apples, 2d, 2.00
L.P. Waver, Mansfield, coll. 15 varieties apples, 3d, 1.00
F.D. Spencer, No. Windham, coll. 10 varieties apples, 1st, 2.00
Henry Brown, coll. 10 varieties apples, 2d, 1.00
J.F. Hyde, coll. 10 varieties apples, special, .50
E.P. Lyman, Columbia, St. Michael peas, dis., .50
E.P. Lyman, Columbia, Duchess D. Angoline dis., .50
P. Mulligan, Columbia, quinces 1st, 1.00
B.F. Bennett, Mansfield, quinces 2d, .75
J.F. Hyde, Russets 1st, .50
A. Warren, Mansfield, crab apples 1st, .75
A. Warren, Mansfield 12 varieties peaches 2d, 2.00
A. Warren, Mansfield, 6 varieties pears dis., 1.00
L.E. Eaton, Chaplin, blue pearmains dis., .50
A. Warren, Mansfield, Concord grapes, 2d, .25
W. & J.E. Hayden, Williamantic, 6 varieties grapes, 1st, 2.00
D.E. Potter, Willimantic, 6 varieties grapes, 2d, 1.00
D.E. Potter, Willimantic, Concord grapes dis., .50
D.E. Potter, Willimantic, Lady grapes dis., .50
Levi Warner, peaches, dis., .50
J.M. Alpaugh, Willimantic, B.D. Anjius peas dis., .50
J.C. Bassett, Willimantic, Rogers 19 grapes dis., .50
D.E. Potter, Willimantic, coll. Florida fruits, dis., .50
W.B. Clark, Columbia, Beurie Bose pears dis., .50
Jonathan Hatch, So. Windham, Catawba grapes dis., .50
F.D. Spencer, No. Windham, R.I. Greenings dis., 1.00
A. Warren, Coventry, Concord grapes, dis., .50
Class I - Flowers
Mrs. M.G. Clark, Willimantic, bouquet 1st, $1.00
Mrs. M.G. Clark, Willimantic, floral design, 3.00
Mrs. M.G. Clark, Willimantic, basket flowers, 1.00
Mrs. M.G. Clark, Willimantic, cut flowers, 1.00
Mrs. M.G. Clark, Willimantic, foliage plants, 1st, diploma and 1.00
Mrs. M.G. Clark, Willimantic, potted plants, 1.00
S. Windham Floral Gardens, cut flowers 1st, 2.00
S. Windham Floral Gardens, green rose, special, .50
S. Windham Floral Gardens, calla special, .50
James Barr, Willimantic, potted plants, 2d, 1.00
James Barr, Willimantic, pink 1st, .75
James Barr, Willimantic, design landscape gardening, diploma
Nettie Babcock, Willimantic, oyster plant spl., .50
B.E. Smith, Willimantic, potted clay special, .25
Addie A. Smith, wild flowers, 1st, .50
Alice Agard, wild flowers, 2d, .50
P. Willis, Windham, dahlias, special, .25
Mrs. H.R. Agard, basket flowers 2d, .25
Mrs. J. Culver, Willimantic, gladiolas, special, .50
Mrs. D. Martin, Mansfield, cut flowers, 3d, .25
Class N.
Hall & Bill, Kidder printer press, 1st, diploma
W.G. & A.R. Morrison Co., silk, machinery, diploma
W.G. & A.R. Morrison Co., automatic thread winder 1st, diploma
W.G. & A.R. Morrison Co., silk spoolers, 1st, diploma
M.V. Palmer, Willimantic, lifting clamp 1st, diploma
Buck & Whittemore, plating & plated ware, diploma
Senator Sabin, Minn., threshing machine, 1st. diploma
Senator Sabin, Minn., farm engine, 1st, diploma
Class J.
Domestic Manufactures, Fancy Articles, Arts and Fine Arts.
Mrs. G. Dimmock, silk embroidery on flannel, 1st, $1.00
Mrs. J.C. Bassett, silk embroidery on flannel, 2d, .50
Mrs. G. Dimmock, embroidery on silk cotton 1st, 1.00
Mrs. P.A. Riley, embroidery on silk cotton 2d, .50
Mrs. E.H. Chamberlain, worsted embroidery 1st, 1.00
Miss Cummings, crochet work 1st, .50
Miss Annie H. Tingley, crochet work, 2d, .50
Mrs. D.F. Terry, appliqué embroidery, 1st, 1.00
Miss Florence Sumner, appliqué embroidery 2d, .50
Mrs. Frank Spaulding, macrame lace, 1st, 1.00
Miss A.M. Hunt, macramé lace, 2d, .50
Mrs. Huber Clark, sofa pillow, 1st, 1.00
Mrs. G.B. Hamlin, sofa pillow, 2d, .50
Mrs. G.H. Ellison, ottoman cover, 2d, .50
Miss Lillie Cummings, table cover 1st, 1.00
Mrs. Waldo Bingham, table cover, 2d, .50
Mrs. R.A. Thompson, knit bedquilt, 1st, 1.00
Mrs. L.E. Eaton, quilted bed spread, 2d, .50
Mrs. Edward Crave, fancy knitting, 1st, 1.00
Mrs. A.L. Parker, fancy knitting, 2d, .50
Miss M.A. Perkins, shelf lambrequin, 1st. 1.00
Mrs. J.D. Jillson, bracket, 1st, 1.00
Miss Florence Sumner, bracket, 2d, .50
Miss J.C. Andrews, pin cushion, 1st, .75
Mrs. H.H. Flint, oil paintings, 1st, diploma
C.H. Townsend, photographs, 1st, diploma
James Haggerty, pencil drawings, 1st, diploma
Mrs. Belle Campbell, oil painting, diploma
Miss Mary Hayden, oil paintings, diploma
Miss Georgie Moulton, oil paintings, diploma
Edith Stanley, writing under 12 years, 1st, 1.00
Kate Sullivan, writing under 12 year, 2nd, .75
Gussie A. Stapling, writing over 12 under 14, 1st, 1.00
Annie E. Bailey, best writing, 1st, 1.00
E.P. Lyman, best writing, 2d, 1.00
Fannie Campbell, pencil drawing under 14, 1st, 1.00
Lillian Bullard, pencil drawing under 14, 2nd,. 75
Mrs. Annie Johnson, silk bed quilt special premium
Mrs. Mina Kinne, silk bed quilt special premium
Mrs. H.E. Pimer silk scarf, diploma
Miss L.C. Bullard handkerchief, diploma
Mrs. A.P. Benner, rug, diploma
Mrs. F.R. Child, lace work, diploma
Mrs. T.A. Green, preserved flowers, diploma
Master Wallace Babcock, macramé lace, diploma
Mrs. M.G. Clark, rug, diploma
Class K - Textile Fabrics,
H.C. Laselle, Woonsocket, R.I. reeds, harnesses, threads, etc. 1st, diploma
Windham Mf'g Co., Willimantic, sheetings, drills, print cloths, 1st, diploma
J.B. Merrow & Sons, Merrow worsted, and knit goods, 1st, diploma
Holland Mf'g Co., Willimantic, silk, 1st, diploma
Class M. - No. 2
E.A. Barrows, Willimantic, Domestic Sewing Machine Co., 1st, diploma
Class M. - No 3.
C.D. Boss & Son, New London, fancy crackers, 1st, diploma
H.N. Bill, Willimantic, stones and minerals, 1st, diploma
Keigwin & Clark, Willimantic, cook stove, 1st, 1.00
Keigwin & Clark, Willimantic, parlor do [ditto] 1st, 1.00
Keigwin & Clark, Willimatnic, range do, 1st, 1.00
A.W. Bill, copper, brass, and tinware, 1st, diploma
A.W. Bill, best and largest display of stoves, 1st
Willimantic Linen Co., fancy groceries, 1st, diploma
Standish & Thompson, Willimantic, boots and shoes, 1st, diploma
A.S. Turner, Willimantic, drugs, 1st, diploma
D.E. Potter, Willimantic, paints and oils, 1st, diploma
H.H. Flint, Willimantic, wax flowers and materials, 1st, diploma
Nonotuck Co., Florence, silk goods, 1st, diploma
D.C. Barrows, Willimantic, gold pens and pencils, 1st, diploma
Willimantic Linen Co., exhibit thread, etc, diploma
Class M. - No. 4.
H.E. Remington & Co., Willimantic, clothing and furnishing goods, 1st,
Baldwin & Webb, exhibit clothing, hon. Mention.
B. & W. Clothing Co. exhibit clothing, hon. Mention
A.C. Andrews, Willimantic and F.H. Chappell New London, pianos and
organs, 1st, diploma
Class M. No 5
Hall & Bill, Willimantic printing and book binding, 1st, diploma
Marshall Tilden, Willimantic, furniture, 1st, diploma
E.F. Casey, Willimantic, furniture, hon. Mention
G.W. Williams, Hartford, Yankee Notions, 1st, hon. Mention
J.O. Lincoln, Willimantic, carpets, 1st, diploma
H.C. Murray, Willimantic, dry goods 1st, diploma
S. Thallinger, Willimantic hair work, 1st, diploma
J.A. McAvoy, Willimatnic, fancy goods, 1st, diploma
E.E. Packer, Mansfield, scroll desk, hon. Mention
Henry Mason, South Coventry toilet goods, hon. Mention
Geo. P. Spencer, Willimantic, soap, 1st, diploma
Mrs. J.J. Briefly, Willimantic, millinery, 1st, diploma
Mrs. McAvoy, millinery, hon. Mention
Mrs. Trowbridge, millinery, hon. Mention
Mrs. Whiteside, millinery, hon. Mention
No. 6
A.P. Benner, Willimantic, white bronze monument, 1st, diploma
G.H. Alford, Willimantic, hardware, 1st, 5.00
Carpenter & Fowler, Willimantic, hardware, 2d, 3.00
Willimantic rifle club, equipments, 1st, diploma
N.P. Little, Columbia, baskets, 1st, 2.00
G.H. Alford, Willimantic, scythes, discretionary, .50
A. P. Benner, Willimantic, Venetian blinds, 1st, diploma
P. Willis, Windham, clothes horse, discretionary, .50
D.F. Terry, Willimantic, carpet sweeper, discretionary, .50
T.G. Aurello, Willimantic, brooms, discretionary, .50
Carpenter & Fowler, Willimantic, cutlery, 1st, diploma
Mrs. Ellen Erdoni, lap robe, diploma
Mrs. G.B. Hamlin, painting on silk, diploma
Miss Helen Boss, tidy, diploma
Miss Eva Lockwood, lace dress tidy, diploma
Miss Stowell Lincoln, rug, diploma
Mrs. F.D. Spencer, rug, diploma
Mrs. M.B. Sumner, sofa pillow, diploma
Miss Theres Peck, (4 years old) bed quilt, diploma
Mrs. W.P. Stevens, silk bed quilt, diploma
Miss Lucy Lincoln, silk bed quilt, diploma
Mrs. Jennie Robinson, silk bed quilt, diploma
Miss Alice Pomeroy, silk bed quilt, diploma
Miss Helen Bassett, silk bed quilt, diploma
Mrs. W.C. Fuller, silk bed quilt, diploma
Mrs. R. Chapman, " "
Mrs. W.P. Stevens " "
Mrs. J.C. Dorman " "
Mrs. P.A. Reily " "
Mrs. H. Larrabee " "
Miss Fannie Hatheway " "
Miss Florence Sumner " "
Mrs. M.E. Lincoln, lamp mat, diploma
Mrs. Dwight Russ, lamp mat, diploma
Mrs. W.W. Lincoln, writing desk, diploma
Mrs. W.W. Lincoln, inlaid chair, diploma
Honorable Mention
Mrs. C.A. Woodworth, rug, hon. Mention
Miss A. H. Tingley, linen lace work hon. Mention
Miss J.J. turner, Afghan robe " "
Mrs. H.F. Lamb, " " " "
Mrs. H.N. Bill, cushion, hon. Mention
Mrs. F.Cummings, darned lace cush'n, hon. Mention
Mrs. B.E. Smith, fancy collar, hon. Mention
Mrs. O.A. Sessions, fancy knitting, hon. Mention
Miss M.B. Martin, toilet set, hon. Mention
Mrs. H.R. Alford, Honiton lace, hon. Mention
Miss Flora Willis, lace tidy, hon. Mention
Mrs. Wilbur, emb. on flannel, hon. Mention
Miss Eva Lockwood, lace tidy, hon. Mention
Mrs. W.B. Stevens, emb. s. spread, hon. Mention
Mrs. G. Dimmock, emb. on linen, hon. Mention
Mrs. A.A. Burnham, pillow shams, hon. mention
Miss Lily A. Dodge hand knit skirt, hon. Mention
Miss N.M. Murray, hand knit skirt, hon. Mention
Mrs. D.A. Blish, silk table spread, hon. Mention
Mrs. Geo. Lincoln, chair and cover, hon. Mention
Mrs. A.I. Bill, sofa pillow, hon. Mention
Mrs. D.F. Hooker, lace apron, hon. Mention
Mrs. N. Stevens, chair, hon. Mention
Mrs. A.S. Whittemore, pillow shams, hon. Mention
Miss Lillie I. Fuller, electograph painting, hon. Mention
Mrs. W.B. Morrison, shell flowers, hon. Mention
Mrs. S.E. Greene, model ship, hon. Mention
Miss Helen B. Avery, fancy stand, hon. Mention
Mrs. Frank Ford, rug, hon. Mention
Mrs. John Bowman, sofa pillow, hon. Mention
Miss Cummings, waste basket, hon. Mention
Miss Fannie Millard, fancy tidy, hon. Mention
Mrs. G.T. Sanger, emb. on flannel, hon. Mention
Mrs. O. Sherman, knit lace, hon. Mention
Mrs. B.R. Chappell, suspenders, hon. Mention
Miss Fannie B. Barrows, silk mits, hon. Mention
Mrs. A.I. Bill, afghan robe, hon. Mention
Mrs. F.C. Spaulding, lace handk'f, hon. Mention
Mrs. M.E. Lincoln, afgh'n robe, mat, hon. Mention
Mrs. W.B. Sprague, darned lace w'rk, hon. Mention
Mrs. Leonard Dewing, emb & kni'g, hon. Mention
Mrs. W.B. Stephens, emb. chair., hon. Mention.

1605. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: About Town.
The New London and Windham county Teachers institute will be held in
Putnam Nov. 9th.
Dr. Loring, commissioner of Agriculture for the United States, registered at Hotel Commercial last Thursday.
Committeeman Jillson has just bought of A.C. Andrews, the music dealer, for the Natchaug school a fine grand Gabler piano at a cost of $350.
Messrs. S.F. Loomer and John M. Hall have their barn enclosed and the foundation for their house laid on South Main street. It gives promise of being a fine residence.Mrs. A.J. Bowen fractured her left arm and broke her collar bone by falling down a flight of stairs last Thursday morning. Dr. hills reduced the fracture and she is now quite comfortable.
The finder of a roll of bills lost Saturday night somewhere between the post office and old mill or at the roller skating rink will be suitably rewarded by leaving the same with the owner, C.H. Webster.James Henry of this place now working at Versailles missed his footing on a dark flight of stairs in endeavoring to turn around to speak to somebody fell a number of feet breaking his leg near the thigh.
The Rockville Leader has it that O.C. West shipped a carload of ice to Willimantic the supply of one dealer there having given out. West has a
good supply on hand, and can spare a hundred tons if necessary.

1606. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: John W. Conant, superintendent of the silk mill at East Hampton, laid on the editorial desk last week a basket of
the largest clusters of the delicious Martha grape that we have seen this season. For which our thanks are duly returned.

1607. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: The borough has placed an order with John Bowman, the tailor, to make one hundred uniforms for the fire department. It has been decided to have the annual parade this year and it will occur Saturday Nov. 3. Why not make it a rouser this year?

1608. TWC Wed Oct. 17, 1883: John Congdon is the owner of a cat which, as a successful hunter carries off the prize. During the past summer it has beside the usual number of rodents has captured birds, red and grey squirrels, rabbits, a woodchuck and weasel. That beats the record thus far.

1609. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: The new boiler house of W.G. & A.R. Morrison Machine Co., is nearly completed externally. It is 16 by 68 feet two stories high and built of brick. The first story will be used for the boilers and engine and the second for a drafting room and tool shop. When completed it will make a handsome and valuable addition to their [works?].

1610. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: A black feather from a lady's bonnet was lost on Main street between the post office and Apothecaries Hall last
Monday evening. The finder will confer a favor by leaving it at this office.

1611. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: They are re-arranging things generally down in the railroad yard, most of the work being done on Sundays. Last
Sunday the New England freight house was moved some eight feet backward to the line with the new depot and next the location of some of the tracks will be shifted.

1612. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: Billy Martin, baggage-master on the Providence morning passenger train, while standing on the locomotive tender hitching the bell rope Monday slipped and fell on the railroad tracks injuring him severely about the head and shoulders. In
consequence he will be laid up for a few days.

1613. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: Henry Smith has just opened a job dye house at Conantville where he will color all kinds of garments in any shade
desired, and at very reasonable prices. Send for his circular stating what he can do. Articles may be left at John Bowman's tailoring store or at the office of the Ashford stage route.

1614. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: Montgomery hose company held their annual meeting for the election of officers Monday evening, re-electing the old board, an indication that the best of feelings exist among the members of that organization: Thomas Burke, foreman; Thomas Ashton 1st assistant; Patrick Moriarty, 2d assistant; Joseph Haggerty, clerk and treasurer; Timothy Reynolds, steward. That company is a credit to the

1615. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: The large circle of friends and associates of Miss Laura Soule were pained to hear of her death which occurred Monday afternoon. Miss Soule had been sick but about three weeks having first been taken with malarial fever and this was followed by typhoid pneumonia which culminated in severe hemorrhages of the lungs. What a pity to see one so beautiful and full of robust health hitherto so suddenly stricken down. Miss Soule was but nineteen years of age.1616. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: At the annual election of officers of Alert
hose company last Monday evening the usual proceedings were interrupted by a very pleasant incident. It was the presentation of a handsome French clock by the members to their foreman for the past year, Charles E. Leonard. John Elliott was selected by his associates to make the
presentation, and though taken entirely unawares Mr. Leonard responded with a very neat speech. The Alert hose company has become under its present officers a flourishing organization, the best of feeling existing among all its members, and now fairly rivals the period of its existence when John Leonard held the foremanship. The officers elected Monday evening were: C.E. Leonard, foreman; D.F. Hooker, 1st assistant; A.P. Favroe, 2d assistant; C.H. Dimmick, clerk and treasurer; C.H.
Webster, assistant clerk.

1617. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: Robert Inglis whom our readers will remember as having been so frightfully mangled by the cars in the smash-up near the cemetery last March and who was sent to the Hartford hospital has fully recovered in health but is minus a part of both legs. The left one was taken off just below the knee; the right one just above it. It was thought at the time that he would die, but his rugged constitution survived the shock, together with a subsequent attack of blood-poisoning, and for some time he has been able to get around in a wheel-chair. He had not a friend in the United States, but a few of his countrymen in this village and Hartford generously raised funds to provide him a pair of artificial legs, and, substantially, to put him squarely on his feet again. The maker of the wooden legs says that Inglis will be able to walk quite briskly with them in a month.

1618. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: The news now comes that Professor William Denton, the geologist, and lecturer on spiritualism, met his death, with the hundred thousand others, in the volcanic outburst and earthquake in Java. Professor Denton, who was well known in Willimantic was an author
as well as an eloquent lecturer, and he has produced in "The Soul of Things" (3 vols) one of the most remarkable works of this century. His explorations into the boundless and uncertain realm of Psychometry had included many specimens of fragments from meteoric stones; and the
revelations obtained from these, as given through his various psychometers, were of such a generally corroborative and wholly astounding character, that he was writing a book on that particular subject when the catastrophe overtook him. He had been for two years engaged in scientific explorations in Australia, New Zealand and China. His death will be much regretted in this vicinity where he was highly thought of.

1619. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: Old Time Militia Reminisences. During the year 1827 a charter was granted to certain persons, subjects of military duty, and residents of Willimantic and vicinity to form a military company to be designated as the 2d Rifle company and to be attached to the 5th regiment, Connecticut militia. Since that time, a period of fifty-six years have elapsed and over thirty-six years since the company was disbanded. It could hardly be expected that after this long interval of time that many of its members, and especially the original ones were still living, but, still, such is the fact, not long since the idea was started, as reunions were the order of the day, to have one of its members of this old organization, which was so prominent a feature in the early days of Willimantic and embraced in its organization a large share of the active businessmen of this place at the time. The proposition was caught up at once, provided a sufficient number were living who could come together and make a successful meeting. Effort were made to look over the ground and see how many could be found who were former members now living, and after this long lapse of years the number greatly exceeded our expectations, a parallel case can hardly be found in any community. As it will be a matter of interest to the older members of this community, I herewith append a list of forty-one names of those who have been members of this old organization now living and the most of them residing in the vicinity of this place: John H. Capen,
John S. Smith, Lloyd E. Baldwin, Henry Brown, Wm. H. Youngs, Storrs
Swift, Abner D. Loring, Wm. B. Hawkins, Charles Thompson, Robert Hooper,
Edwin H. Hall, Origen Hall, David Wilson, Alexander Hoyes, Harry Boss,
Elias P. Brown, George Swift, Henry C. Snow, Amos B. Palmer, Pearl L.
Peck, Hill Brown, John Brown, Nathan T. Babcock, Silas F. Clark, Norman
B. Hall, Frank L. Blish, Asa W. Jillson, Isaac Wilson, Horace Brown,
Samuel Perkins, Henry Benchley, Phillip Wilson, Elijah T. Barnes,
Leonard Weldon, Clark Waldon, Wm. H. Osborn, James L. Babcock, Wm. N.
Avery, Nelson Avery, James R. Prentice, Henry Kenyon. An Old Member.

1620. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: Mansfield Centre.
Rev. Mr. Free of Willimantic exchanged pulpits with Mr. Glidden of the Centre last Sabbath a week. Mr. Free discoursed upon the prodigal son,
and flavored his discourse with some of the more advanced and liberal sentiments of the age. This proved displeasing to many of the ironclad,
catechism-bound, orthodox, and they have no hesitancy in manifesting their displeasure by sundry ominous, and negative shakes of the head,
and many smothered ejaculations. At the same time in Mr. Free's pulpit, Mr. Glidden, is reported to have advanced views somewhat similar to
those of Mr. Free. What's the matter? Are our straight laced, country clergy going back on the time-honored Puritanical, witch-burning, Quaker, whipping theology of the last century; or are they catering to popular opinion? Be this as it may an old-fashioned, red-hot, infant
damnation, total depravity sermon would be a refreshing novelty, at the present time. It would draw a full house and perhaps bring a premium. In looking through the local papers, which give us the particulars of the late fair at Willimantic we fail to find mention made of the Victor Jr., a mowing machine of deserved merit. Also of several other agricultural implements of general and practical use, from the same party, which were sent from abroad. Why this omission on the part of the managers; if articles of real merit and common use on the farm or elsewhere are sent from a distance and placed on exhibition common courtesy demands a passing notice if nothing more. Philo Thompson was the exhibitor. Mr. Leonard H. Dewing is making his accustomed annual improvements on his ancestral home. He deals in the substantial, and has plenty of materials for doing so, (we mean rocks) and has been building the present season, a line of massive stone wall west of the church which apparently would defy the crash of worlds, and the wreck of matter. His workmen are now engaged in digging a cellar, and laying the foundation for a new 30x40 barn. Mr. Dewing is a young man of abundant means, and possess a requisite push and energy, consequently the time may not be far distant when those old rock-ribbed and granite-bound pastures will bloom like an Eden.

1621. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: South Windham.
The Radial Thread Buff Wheel Co., a recently established firm, is fitting up the upper floor of the nickel shop for the manufacture of Buffing Wheels, and the business now carried on at the grist mill will hereafter be done there on a somewhat larger scale. The company which started the same business there a few months ago and which I mentioned at the time, was short lived. Their wheel consists of a centre of tin to which was attached twine and I believe they tried other substances. The tin centre was cut out by dies and somewhat resembled a gear wheel in the works of a clock - that is, it was a circular piece of tin having points or teeth like a gear only perhaps longer. These points bent over towards the center held the material of which the wheel was made and were held in place by a collar on each side when upon an arbor. Their dies were somewhat costly and a considerable sum was put out in preparation but for some reason they did not sell all readily. While these preparations was making Robert Binns conceived some ideas relative to the subject and on experimenting finding them practicable he procured several patents which cover the points upon which his improvements were based. In place of the tin center he used wood and the thread which constitutes the body of the wheel is held to it by a ring into which is driven the center. To the outside are sewed circular pieces of cloth the stitching being done on a machine spirally from the center to the outside. This is done by an attachment which Mr. Binns originated and placed upon the machine. The thread is wound automatically by a reel the size being governed by the size of the wheel to be made. The threads are stitched by a machine while still upon the reel, cut apart and placed inside the ring, pressed, the center glued and forced in, and the wheel after the final sewing is complete. All this is done in less time than it takes to tell about it. The sample wheels sent to brought orders for more and Mr. Binns could do no otherwise than think that his improvements were good.U

Under these circumstances the company was formed and arrangements made to manufacture the wheels at the mill. But the recent increase in the number of orders compelled them to seek more roomy quarters where they could employ a larger number of hands. They now employ upwards of a dozen and it is intended to increase the number immediately after moving into the new quarters. They have purchased a new six horse power boiler of sufficient size for heating purposes, and everything seems favorable for doing a large business in the near future. A library club has been established here at the post office with a membership of over thirty. The books are kept at the office and any member is privileged to the use of any or all of them one at a time during the next two years.

1622. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: Andover.
A son of MR. J.H. Townsend of Columbia is now acting as night operator here.
Mr. R.W. post has returned from Cleveland much improved in health. He returned to his work in Manchester Monday.
Mr. E.D. White is to teach in the S.E. district the coming winter and
Mr. W.C. White in the N.W. district.The board of school visitors recently voted to introduce Macvicars arithmetic into our schools in place of Greenleaf's.
Mr. C.B. Loomis left Monday on his return to Atlanta, Ga.John Jones is home after two or three years spent on the water.

1623. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: Mansfield.
A Wormwood Hill correspondent seems to question the propriety of changing the board of selectmen as the old board had done their duty to the acceptance of the public. He ought to know that king caucus rules and that aspirants for office pack or control primary meetings and you help and I will help you, is the rule, and the mass of voters swallow the pill however bitter it may be because it is our part. When voters learn to respect their manhood then will they cut loose from party rule and vote as they please. The practice of buying votes is a pernicious one and the party (we can scarcely call him a man) that sells his vote is a trifle below the brute creation. Whatever may be the result of the change of the board of selectmen we shall at least when they are straightened up have the "tallest" board of selectmen that we ever had in town. The town is less than $8,000 in debt and any man of ordinary intelligence, can manage its affairs everything if as plain as A B and C. There will be a scramble for the office of representative from this town and it is understood that M.M. Johnson, principal owner and manager of the National Thread company is a leading aspirant for the office. Mr. Johnson is man of ability and will be an improvement on past years. There are a score or more, that would like to represent the town, thinking it might be an honor, to themselves whether they are capable of honoring the office or not. As the republican party are largely in the ascendancy the fight for office will be among themselves.

1624. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: Columbia.
Messrs. Brown & Utley manufactured 917 gallons of sorghum at their mill this season.
Mrs. Frank Collins with her children is visiting her father in Portland.
Mrs. Royce Thompson took the premium at the Fair on a fine knit bed spread.
The water in the reservoir is so low that teams can pass through on the road that was formerly used by Mr. A. Brown's.
The Board of Education met on Friday evening and reorganized, resulting in the choice of J.P. Little, chairman, J.E.H. Gates secretary and
acting visitor.
Chas. E. Little is in Hartford taking the place of his brother who is at home somewhat out of health.
The committee in Pine street district has finally decided upon furnishing the new school house with the new Truniple desks ordered from Baker & Pratt & Co., N.Y.
Dr. L.F. Bentley of Monticello, Iowa, with his sister and Dr. A. Bentley of Bismark were in town last week calling on a few of their old friends.
Miss J. Hortense Downer made her P.P.C's. last week and a wedding is announced at her father's J.L. Downer's to-day.
Rev. F.D. Avery attended the anniversary exercises at the Centre Church.
W.H. Yeomans is in attendance at the Tolland County Fair at Hyde Park this week.
Geo. H. Loomis has opened a grocery store at the station on the Air Line which will accommodate many in that vicinity.
Jennie L. Fuller commenced her school in the S.W. district on Monday.

1625. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: Brooklyn.
Mr. Ellington James of Danielsonville, was united by the bonds of matrimony to Miss Alice Chapman on Thursday, eve, 4th inst., at the
house of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Sanford Chapman, residents of this place.
Miss Helen Newbury died Monday eve. She has been a great sufferer for many years and has patiently borne all pain.

1626. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: The machinery in Laydall & Fould's paper mill, Manchester was stopped by four large eels blocking the wheel. One
was taken out whole. Its length was three feet three inches, and its weight four and three-quarters pounds. The other eels were so mutilated
that they could not be measured, but they were all of enormous size. It took all day to get the eel fragments out of the wheel.

1627. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: The First Woolen Mill in America. According to an interesting account recently given in a contemporary, says the
Iron Age, measures to establish a woolen mill in Connecticut were first taken in March, 1788, and the proposed capital was 1250 pounds in 125
shares of 10 pounds each. On May 2 of the same year the company announced their establishment under the title of the Hartford Woolen
Manufactory located in Hartford. In January, 1789, enough cloth had been made so that a consignment was made to a New York merchant. Coincident with the establishment of the Hartford Woolen factory was that of our constitutional government, and the suit of clothes worn by President Washington at his first inauguration is said to have been made from a very fine quality of brown cloth turned out by the Hartford woolen
factory for the occasion. The cloths made at first were brown and gray, and designated as "Hartford gray" and "Congress brown" from the fact
that the suits worn by the delegation in Congress were of the latter color. These cloths sold at prices varying from $2.50 to $5 a yard, single width. From September 1788 to January 1790 thee had been made somewhat over 10,000 yards of cloth, and the factory seemed to be in a flourishing condition. To further its interest and to increase the machinery implements and stock, a lottery was created early in 1791 and some 6,000 tickets were sold, of which 2,099 were to draw prizes to be paid in cloth. The success that followed the lottery scheme, however, was short-lived as in November, 1792, the production had accumulated to such an extent that an auction was resorted to in order to get rid of the stock. This was again repeated in 1793. Toward the latter part of 1794 the company declared a dividend of 50 per cent., payable in cloth, which is the only one mentioned, and therefore considered to be the only one. On August 24, 1795, it was announced that, as the time for which the corporation was formed had expired, a final settlement was necessary, and notice was given that the property would be sold at auction. The property at the time consisted of 140 pieces of cloth, 4,000 pounds of wool, eight looms, two carding machines, one spinning jenny, one twister, and several other implements, dye-stuffs, ect.

1628. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: It is thought that Rev. Francis Williams of Chaplin may be the republican candidate for senator from this district. If that party is to furnish us with a senator Mr. Williams would not be an objectionable man, as he is a gentleman of ability and respectability. Whether the powers that be have decreed against him we are unable to state, but if so they have cast aside their strongest man. If the old strongholds are to be ignored in order to reward a locality that has just been won from a democracy what is the use of working hard to keep those strongholds in line and letting some upstart reap the benefit.

1629. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and
intoxicating liquors at John Babcock's Building in the village of South Windham in the Town of Windham. I hereby certify that I am not disqualified to receive such license by any of the provisions of the laws of this state and the place in which said business is to be carried on has no means of access to any part of the same building used or occupied as a dwelling house. Dated at Windham this 10th day of October, A.D. 1883. Horace Warner. We the undersigned, electors and tax-payers of the town of Windham and not licensed dealers in spirituous and intoxicating liquors, hereby endorse the application of the above named Horace Warner and we hereby certify that we have not since the first day of October, 1883 endorsed any other applicant on for a license. Dated at Windham this 10th day of October, A.D. 1883. I hereby certify that the above named endorsers are electors and tax-payers of the Town of Windham. Henry N. Wales, Town Clerk. Dated at Windham this 15th day of October, A.D. 1883.

1630. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: [same as above except:] To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County, I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Coffey's Block, Main street Willimantic Borough in the Town of Windham........Dated at Windham this
9th day of October, A.D. 1883. Patrick J. Coffey......

1631. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: [same as above except:] To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Basement of Hamlin's Block, Willimantic in the Town of Windham......dated at Windham this 9th day of October, A.D. 1883. Owen Sheehan, Jr.....

1632. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: [same as above except:] To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Billiard Hall in Commercial Block, Main street, Borough of Willimantic in the Town of Windham.....dated at Windham this 11th day of October, A.D. 1883. William H. Hawkins........

1633. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: [same as above except:] To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Shea's Block, No 79 Main and 56 Union Streets Willimantic in the Town of Windham.......Said building is located 160 feet from a church. Dated at Windham this 10th day of October, A.D. 1883. Dennis Shea.....

1634, TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: [same as above except:] To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license at my present place, Railroad street, in the Borough of Willimantic, in the Town of Windham. Julius Kartz.......

1635. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: [sane as above except:] To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors Murphys' Building on Jackson street, Willimantic in the town of Windham. ... Dated at Windham this 8th day of October, A.D. 1883. Patrick E. Murphy.....

1636. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: [same as above except:] To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at my building on the east side of Jackson street in the Borough of Willimantic in the Town of Windham....Dated at Windham this 11th day of October, A.D. 1883. Michael

1637. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: [same as above except:] To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Sexton's Building on the west side of Jackson place so-called in the Borough of Willimantic in the Town of Windham.....Thomas Sexton.....

1638. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: [same as above except:] To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Basement of Walden's Building on the east side of Main street in the Borough of Willimantic in the Town of Windham.....Michael Shea....

1639. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: [same as above except:] To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Hanora Carey's building on the east side of Jackson street in the borough of Willimantic in the town of Windham.....John J. Carey.....1640. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: [same as above except:] To the Board of
County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Melony's building, west store, on the south side of Main street in the Borough of Willimantic in the town of Windham.....John P. Shea, Daniel Courtney, Jr.....

1641. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: [same as above except:] To the Board of
County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to
sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Shea's Building, Jackson
street, Willimantic, in the Town of Windham......Cornelius Shea.

1642. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: Willington.
Dr. W.E. Holt of the firm of Holt & Waller Dentists, Springfield, Mass., was in town over Sunday. The young dentist is a native of this town.The death of the veteran singing master Rufus Weston, which occurred last week at Stafford Springs, will elicit a feeling of sadness from many former pupils in this town and Mansfield. The first singing schools ever attended by your correspondent were under his instruction. His pleasant countenance, cheerful manners, and sweet musical strains will long be remembered by a host of friends.
We regret to learn of the severe illness of Mr. Edward Holt, formerly of this town, now of Stafford Springs. He is a brother of O.G. Holt, Esq.,
of Louisville, Ky.
Mr. Edward Mahoney, who owns a residence in Glassville, this town, is now in the employ of the New York & New England railroad company at
Miss Angie Baldwin is attending school in Wilbraham academy.
The Rev. Mr. Thompson of Abington, Ct., occupied the pulpit of the Congregational church last Sunday by exchange preaching on the "Christian's privileges."

1643. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: Chaplin.
Delegates from Chaplin to the democratic county and senatorial convention - County - P.L. Peck, H.D. Lamphear. Senaatorial - C.A> Backus, H.T. Clark, with power of substitution.

1644. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: Married.
Walker - White. In Warrenville, at the Baptist parsonage, Oct. 16, by the Rev. C.N. Nichols, Mr. George M. Walker of Ashford, and Miss Mariette White of Mansfield.
Bennett - Perkins. In Pleasant Valley, Sept. 26, at the residence of the bride's parents, by Rev. A.J. Chaplin, Mr. Clinton Bennett of Windham
and Miss J. Etta Perkins of Mansfield.
Williams - Lincoln. In Willimantic by Rev. S.R. Free, Oct. 3, at the residence of Mr. Chas. N. Martin, Henry Williams of Norwich Town and Miss Mary A. Lincoln of Windham.

1645. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: Notice - The Board of Selectmen and Town Clerk of the Town of Windham will be in session at the town clerk's
office in said Windham on Wednesday, October 24th, 1883 from 9 o'clock a.m. until 5 o'clock p.m. on Monday, October 29th from 9 o'clock a.m. until 7 o'clock p.m., and on Monday, November 5th from 9 o'clock a.m. until 5 o'clock p.m. for the purpose of admitting to the electors oath all persons who are duly qualified to be made electors in the Town of Windham. C.A. Capen, Henry Larrabee, John H. Moulton, Selectmen. Henry
N. Wales, Town Clerk. Windham, Oct. 15, 1883.

1646. TWC Wed Oct 17, 1883: Senatorial Convention. The Democrats of the several towns comprising the Seventeenth Senatorial district viz: of
Brooklyn, Canterbury, Chaplin, Hampton, Plainfield, Pomfret, Scotland, Sterling and Windham, are requested to send delegates to a Convention to
be held at Brooklyn, on Tuesday Oct. 23d, at one o'clock in the afternoon to nominate a candidate for Senator and transact any other business proper to be done. John I. Hunter, Darius Day, C.S. Burlingame,
Senatorial Committee.

1647. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: About Town.
Edwin Gellett, the Church street grocer, has failed.
J.C. Lincoln has moved into his new house on Maple street.
Dr. Fred Rogers is putting in an apparatus to heat his house by steam.
Twenty-four applications for license to sell liquor in this town have been made.
Rev. K.B. Glidden will preach at North Windham next Sunday afternoon at half past 1 o'clock.
Lawyer J.R. Arnold is sick with pneumonia. He has been confined to the house about two weeks.
Fred Clark is now open for any engagements in the horse clipping line and shears the coat off for $3 a head.
A large party of her young school friends gave Miss Lizzie Lyman a surprise party at the almshouse Monday evening.
If failure is made to hand in your list to the assessors before November 1, you will be subject to addition of 10 per cent.
Mrs. Geo. C. Smith, 594 Main street, Worcester, Mass., gets twenty (20) yds. Of elegant Black Silk from Davis Baking Powder.
Residents of Main street were entertained by a drunken row front of the opera house Saturday night about twelve o'clock.
The marriage ceremony of Mr. Fayette Goss and Miss Louise Carpenter will take place at the Baptist church this (Wednesday) afternoon.
William C. Crandall, formerly of this place, is now superintendent of the printing department of Hunt's Remedy Co., in Providence.
Thomas G. Clark of Canterbury was nominated by the republican convention held in this village this afternoon, for senator.
A.S. Turner has sold the property corner of Maple and Bellevue street to A.T. Fowler for $3,500. It is a very pleasantly located property.
The frame work for the new school building in connection with St.
Joseph's parochial school is up and it will be a large structure.
Mrs. E.F. Trowbridge will have her millinery opening at her rooms in the second story of Commercial block on Friday and Saturday of this week.
N.D. Kenyon has secured a position as foreman of a large harness manufactury in West Newton, Mass., where fifty harness are turned out
every week.

Last Thursday Willimantic Linen Co. stock was quoted 87 bid and 59 asked and so sales. Par value 25. New York and New England railroad stock 20 bid and 21 asked with sales at 20. Par value 100.
The roller skating rink was open last evening with the Willimantic band present. An effort is being made to have some extra attraction present
Saturday evening.

1648. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Professor J.P. Miller, the accomplished Norwich dancing master has been invited to start a dancing school in
this village this inter, and an endeavor is being made among our best young people to form a class.

1649. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Col. Barrows will retire from the management of the Linen company November 1st. Col. Barber, the treasurer, will
assume the active management of the company after that date. He is said to be a gentleman of eminent business ability, but more conservative than Col. Barrows, and it is thought that the future policy of the company will be radically changed.

1650. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Miss Rose Nelligan, the eldest daughter of Michael Nelligan, died from consumption last Wednesday. She was an amiable and intelligent young lady and had a large circle of friends. Her funeral was largely attended on Saturday.

1651. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Rev. Frank Thompson (formerly of Windham) has resigned his charge at Wilton, and will sail for Valparaiso, South
America, where he is to have charge of a church with a salary of $2,000. This position is given by the Seaman's Friend society.

1652. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: D.E. Potter has graded a street through his lot on East Main street opposite the Oaks and opened up a number of
desirable building lots. The location is one of the most sightly in the village and from that point the most comprehensive view of the borough can be obtained excepting from "Hosmer mountain."

1653. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Thomas Finnegan, formerly of the enterprising firm of Casey & Finnegan, furniture dealers died last nearly thirty years. His funeral took place at St. Joseph's Catholic church Tuesday at 8 o'clock at which time solemn high mass was held.

1654. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: The best score thus far reported is from the jungles of Scotland. Messrs. George K. Nason, J.C. Lincoln, H.R. Alford Henry Manning and John Culver made up the party which captured thirty squirrels, two rabbits and a coon in that region Tuesday. The coon was a fine specimen and tipped the scale at 16 ½ pounds.

1655. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: The New England railroad has about 150 laborers at work at this station Sunday making the alteration in tracks and removing the freight office. The new depot is now complete aside from laying the platforms and will be occupied within a short time. The improvements which have been made on the old building are really quite picturesque.

1656. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Messrs. Hall and Converse of the board of county commissioners will meet at the town offices today to consider license applications. Mr. Hall has been confined to his house by sickness for two weeks but is now recovering and able to be about a little. Mr. Ward is sick with consumption and probably cannot recover.

1657. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: The Democratic Senatorial Convention for the 17th district met at Brooklyn yesterday, the 2e inst. The convention was called to order by John L. Hunter, Esq. Chairman of the senatorial committee. J. Green of Brooklyn was made President, and Comfort S. Burlingame, of Canterbury, Secretary. A full delegation from each town was present. Mr. Frederick Hyde of Pomfret was the unanimous choice of the convention and a more honorable, high-minded an intelligent gentleman could not have been named in this district. The following gentlemen were chosen as a senatorial committee: John L. Hunter, Joseph Green, Henry C. Starkweather.

1658. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: The citizens of Hartford are getting exasperated over that infernal four-toot whistle on the railroad and have petitioned the railroad commissioners to have it abated. If all the towns along the line should make a concerted movement, against the nuisance they might accomplish something - if the railroad's grip isn't too firm on the commissioners. This constant screeching is unbearable to persons with weak nerves. The Court of Burgesses should take hold of the

1659. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Patrick Daley a resident of South Coventry fell dead Saturday night about 11 o'clock and at the time it was thought he had been the victim of foul play. In the absence of the medical examiner for that town - Dr. Bennett - Dr. Parker of this village was called up by telegraph and requested to notify medical examiner Fox, but he being out of the county had no jurisdiction in the case. Dr. Sumner of Mansfield was next called on and he reached there at 5 a.m. but after a thorough examination pronounced it a case of death from heart disease. It was thought that Daley had been poisoned.

1660. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: George A. Baker and Charles H. Newell, two of the popular young men of the town, started fro Florida Monday with the intention of making the sunny south their future residence if they can make it to their material advantage to do so. Which part of the stte they will locate in they have not yet decided but will go on a prospective tour to select the most desirable. They intend to embark in the orange raising business. A host of friends here will wish them the greatest success.

1661. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Madison Stephens, brother of William P., of
this village has been nominated by acclamation by the democrats of his district in Green county for the New York general assembly and as that ounty is overwhelmingly democratic it would seem highly probable that Mr. S. will spend the coming winter threading the portals of that fifteen million dollar structure at Albany. Must be that the Stephens are a remarkably popular family wherever they live. Would suggest that the aforesaid William P., would do the town of Windham credit at Hartford next winter.

1662. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: The republican county convention to nominate a candidate for high sheriff met in Putnam on Tuesday, pursuant to call of county committee. Albert Day of Brooklyn was made chairman and E.M. presented the name of the present sheriff, C.H. Osgood, and Samuel candidates. The whole number of votes cast was 47, of which C.H. Osgood had 29, C.B. Pomeroy 17, and P.B. Sibley 1. It was moved that C. H. Osgood be declared the nominee of the convention and this motion was carried.

1663. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: The road scraper exhibition last Friday by G.W. Taft the inventor, of Abington attracted about fifty more or less interested in road making machines. The spot selected for testing the contrivance was just this side of the camp ground is one of the hardest in town and if it did good work there its reputation would be forever established. Three yoke of oxen were attached to the machine and about town rods of road were repaired in two hours in a quite satisfactory manner. It is in principle about the same as the one now owned by the town, the improvements being in a less amount of muscle required to work it and its being operated on wheels. It is thought that the selectmen will not favor making a purchase unless the invention will exchange for the one he sold to the town a short time since.

1664. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: A young man named Michael Murphy walked off the railroad bridge near the round house on the New London road side Tuesday evening about half past eight o'clock and was drowned in the Willimantic River. He was returning on foot from Taftville whither he and his brother had been looking for work. He attempted to cross the bridge on the outside which is not guarded by a railing and when about midway walked off the side. He could not swim, but managed to keep above water about two minutes and called for help. The night was intensely dark and although the police were notified and went quickly to the spot with lanterns nothing could be done towards finding the body last night. By the use of boats and grappling hooks the body was recovered near the Linen company's dam about eleven o'clock this forenoon. He lived with his mother and brother on "school house lane" and they had been over from Ireland but a few months. Medical examiner Fox deemed an inquest unnecessary and the body was taken in charge by Undertaker Killourey.

1665. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Mansfield Centre.
The little son of Mr. Hall who has been so long sick, and all hopes of saving his life abandoned, of whom mention was made a few weeks since in the Chronicle is slowly recovering and in a fair way to get well. Doctor Flint from Coventry has attended to the case, and his success in this complicated instance is miraculous and reflects much credit on his skill as a physician.

1666. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: South Windham.
Johnson & Williams have sold their livery business to Arnold Peckham, of Lebanon who took possession last week.
W.H. Latham & Co., are erecting a large barn for Guilford Smith.

1667. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Columbia.
J.E.H. Gates is engaged in making repairs on Walter Palmer's house in West street and report says one of our young ladies will occupy it with him when completed. On Thursday there was a repetition of a drunken brawl at Bronson's on the Green which resulted in the breaking up of the family, the wife leaving for the home of friends in Mansfield. Frank Collins spent the Sabbath with his family in Portland the guest of Mr. Samuel Brown.
Charles Ely moved his engine from the lot of L.C. Clark on Friday to the wooded lot of Henry Buell recently purchased by Mr. Sanford. Mr. Ely it is said will move his family into Chas. Buell's house by the reservoir. Quite a number of our citizens took advantage of excursion rates and visited Boston last week. Lunin Hunt and daughter remaining and returning the last of the week.
On Wednesday afternoon at half past one at the residence of the bride's parents, the marriage of Mr. William P. Robertson of Hartford, and Miss
J. Hortense Downer was consummated. The wedding was a quiet one owing to recent affliction in the family the invitations being confined to the
immediate friends of both parties. The ceremony was performed by Rev. F. D. Avery the bride being attired in a blue electric silk with an elegant
heavily embroidered veil draped around her neck and shoulders, an heirloom in the groom's family, fastened at the corsage by a group of buff tea roses. The couple were attended by the young brother and sister of the bride who was the recipient of valuable presents, among which was a check of $100 from the groom, $50 from L.J. Robertson, a silver tea set from William H. Post, a number of $5 gold pieces, besides useful articles of several sets of silver knives and forks and spoons and butterknives, slippers, rugs, tidies, carving knife and fork, ,napkins, card case, sofa cushion and other gifs that awaited the young couple in their new home in Hartford and which testified to the esteem and good wishes of a large circle of friends. The bridal party left about 3 o'clock driving through in double teams to Hartford accompanied by Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Robertson of the former place and only brother of the groom.
The wedding bells chimed again on Thursday evening at the residence of Mrs. Anson Holbrook the contracting parties being Mr. Charles Rood of
South Coventry and Miss Clara E. Holbrook. At 8 o'clock the marriage service was felicitously performed by Rev. F.D. Avery in the presence of a large circle of relatives and friends. The bride was remembered by her friends by a variety of useful gifts, and will leave for her new home amid the kind wishes of many friends, and students in our public schools lose a capable and efficient teacher who has faithfully labored for their welfare.
N.P. Little has added a grist mill to his saw mill and will attend to the wants of the people who will find it a great accommodation to have such a mill in so central a location.
Miss Annie Hutchins is engaged to teach on Chestnut Hill.

1668. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Mansfield.
As we near the annual election the political slate is being considerably figured over by each party. On the republican side the leading candidates for representatives are, Henry Starkweather in the north parish and M.M. Johnson, in the south parish. Mr. Starkweather is an intelligent well-to-do farmer, and now acting assessor in is part of the town. He is about the fittest man for the place the party has in that section and will probably be nominated. Mr. Johnson is a thorough business man and the National Thread Co., of which he is chief manager and principal owner, owes its present prosperity to his energy and business qualities. Several are named for the place, among the number we hear the names of V.D. Stearns, Isaac W. Storrs, H. Ramsdell, and K.B. Glidden, all good, capable, men and it is said that they are willing to be sacrificed upon the altar of their party for the sake of $300 premium offered at our alluring capitol. The democratic slate has been less figured on but it is understood that there are several that are willing to be run for the honor however far they may be distanced. Mr. Ozro Hanks and Leroy Perkins, have been named as candidates but whether they will be nominated can better be told after the primary meeting is held. They are young men of promise and have worked hard in the ranks of their party and it would be a just tribute to their services to place them in nomination.
Three members of a family by name Porcine near Spring Hill, died suddenly Tuesday morning.
Mr. C.A. Gurley has purchased a house and five acres of valuable land opposite his residence, of G.W. Reynolds. Mr. Gurley has four or five men at work, making improvements on his land and seems to enjoy it.

1669. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: North Windham.
The moving season has arrived and several families have taken their departure and new ones have moved in, thus keeping the number good. Among the former Elisha Colburn has moved his family to Abington, thereby taking two bright little girls from both Sabbath and day schools. George Mosely has moved to Lebanon and his place has been filled by a Mr. Smith. Mrs. Sophia Flint, more familiarly known as "Aunt Sophy" has moved to the village and occupies one of Mr. Henry Spafford's tenements. William Sibley has moved into his own house, and the next thing in order would be a house warming.
L.M. Hartson has resigned his postmastership and W.W. White has been appointed P.M.
Mr. Levi Allen, who has been spending several years with children in the west is now on a visit to the eastern branches of his family in this village.
At a recent meeting of the Young People's society at E.H. Hall's the following officers were chosen, president, Mrs. L.M. Hartson, vice-president, M.A. Bates, secretary and treasurer, Anna J. Spencer.
The next meeting was called at the house of the vice-president, Wednesday evening, Oct. 24.
Two barn raisings on Monday, at David Nichols, and Calvin Lincoln's.
David Clark of Hartford and the Crane brothers of Mansfield accompanied by some of our local sportsmen, indulged in an exciting fox hunt on
Thursday and Friday of last week. Although the days were unfavorable for that business they succeeded in capturing two foxes each day. Who beats that?
Prof. Sparry leader of Col's Band and Mr. Redfield, friends of Mr. Clark, also indulged in a quiet bird hunt Saturday.

1670. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Andover.
Mrs. L.W. Percey was in town a few days last week, as a guest of her aunt Mrs. D.E. Post. Mrs. Perceys talent as an artist was mentioned in this correspondence some months ago. Since then she has been pursuing her studies in New York, and has been doing some work which is likely at no distant day to attract attention. She has painted in oil a view of the Hudson near West Point, which is very fine indeed. The lights and shows are well put in, and an old tree in the foreground, seems to stand out almost as though it was real. The closing also was excellent, and seemed to be an exact reproduction of the blue of the sky and the green of the foliage.
Station Agent C.V. Wood has gone home to Vermont on a vacation and Mr. C.H. McLean of Highland Lake is taking his place.
The county commissioners met here Monday with Mr. N.E. Burton and Mrs. V.T. Smith, of Hartford representing the State Board of Health ad
Charity, to consult in regard to the location of an Orphans Home for Tolland county. The result was that they decided to locate it here and have hired for that purpose the place of Mrs. D.P. Sprague. In taking this action the commissioners could not have done better. No place can be more easily reached by rail from all parts of the county than Andover.

1671. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Canterbury.
The board of education is organized for the year with Stephen Dewing as chairman, George Sanger, secretary, George Sanger and A.R. Safford
acting visitors. Misses Olive D. and Hattie Sanger have returned from their western journey, having been absent nearly two months. Miss Ruth F. Sanger, who went to Europe at the commencement of the year, will not return till next May or June.
The Rev. Mr. Hebard continues to supply the pulpit at the Congregational church, giving good satisfaction as a preacher.
Church sociables, that have flourished in times past have been revived for the season. The next appointment is at the residence of Dea. George
Sanger, on Friday evening.
Mr. Lyman N. Apply and wife are expecting the return of their daughter soon from her far western home with her husband and child for a visit.
Mr. H.R. Dyer and wife are absent from home on a visit to their daughter, Mrs. Bond, at Northampton, Mass.

1672. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Brooklyn.
Brooklyn Band gave a ball last Wednesday eve. In the Town hall, Hatch orchestra furnished music, Gurdon Cady prompter. Although there was not
a large crowd those that were present had a very pleasant time. Many regrets are being expressed that the band is to lose its very efficient leader, Mr. John C. Williams. He has been with them 3 years, and has brought them up to their present standard of excellence, not many country bands can execute the music they play.
The Womens' Board of Foreign Mission met in the Congregational church Thursday last a large delegation was present, and very interesting remarks were made by the president, Mrs. Gilman and by several returned missionaries.
Rev. O.P. Bessie and his wife have gone to the wedding of his sister.
The concert by the Meigs sisters is Wednesday evening Oct. 31st.

1673. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Mansfield.
Walking among the monuments erected to the memory of the dead in the cemetery on Monument hill, South Coventry, a few days since, we noticed
an attractive slab at the head of a grave on a neatly graded mound, placed there to mark the resting place of the wife of Bennonia Austin. Our attention was more particularly attracted to an examination of the slab, because of the contrast between that and others near by its color being a beautiful bronze, and the lettering all in raised work presenting a very attractive appearance. Further on in our ramble, in a secluded spot, beneath the shade of evergreen trees, we saw a lovely monument erected by Leonard A. Dunham of Mansfield, in memory of his two departed wives. On one side is a chain cut in wreath with two links broken indicating that the family circle had been twice broken by death. On the base are two clasped hands, representing a reunion of loved ones, beyond the river. On one side is the figure of an angel pointing heavenward, and below it appears the name of L.R. Dunham born Feb. 20th, 1809. on one side is the name Fanny, wife of L.R. Dunham, born Nov. 14th, 1812, passed beyond the river, Jan. 11, 1882. On the other side is a cross and wreath under which appears the name, Mary Ann, wife of L.R. Dunham. How desolate our home bereft of thee. Gathered home Sept. 12th, 1882. The whole is in raised work and the design the most beautiful of anything we ever saw. The material of which it is made is zinc, and the beautiful bronze color is obtained by moulding in a peculiar kind of sand. It is said to be much cheaper than stone or marble, will not moss over, corrode or crumble, by exposure to the elements and in the oldest countries has stood the tst of time for hundreds of years unimpaired.
Spring Hill. Next Sabbath morning Mr. Perkins Topliff will take charge of the meetings in the Baptist church on Spring Hill. Hereafter Sabbath
sermons on the Hill may be expected to go on regularly unless special notice is given to the contrary. The meetings in the neighborhoods may be expected as heretofore.

1674. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: Born.
Dodd - In Mansfield Centre Oct. 19th, a son to Enoch and Catherine Dodd.
Pratt - In East Hartford, Oct 7th, a daughter to F.L. and Alice E. (Wadsworth) Pratt.

1675. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Windham Hotel, Windham Centre, in the Town of Windham. Thereby certify that I am not disqualified to receive such license by any of the provisions of the laws of this state and that the place in which said business is to be carried on has no means of access to any part of the same building used or occupied as a dwelling house. Said building is located 180 feet from a church. Dated at Windham this 23d day of October, A.D. 1883. Benjamin S. Wilbur. We the undersigned, electors and tax-payers of the town of Windham do hereby endorse the application of the above named Benjamin S. Wilbur and we hereby certify that we have not since the first day of October 1883 endorsed any other applicant for a license. Dated at Windham this 23rd day of October, A.D. 1883. I hereby certify that the above named endorses are electors and tax payers of the Town of Windham. Henry N. Wales, Town Clerk. Dated at Windham this 24th day of October A.D. 1883.

1676. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: [same as above except:] To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Atwood block Main street, in the town of Windham. ......This building is ninety feet in a direct line from a church. Dated at Windham this 19th day of October, A.D. 1883.....Thomas J. Kelley.....

1677. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: [same as above except:] To the Board of
County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to
sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Johnson's building on corner
of North and Meadow sts in Borough of Willimantic, in the town of
Windham.....Arthur E. Grant......

1678. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: [same as above except:] To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at John Babcock's Building in the village of South Windham in the town of Windham......Horace Warner.......

1679. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: [same as above except:] To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Hanora Carey's building on the east side of Jackson street in the borough of Willimantic in the town of Windham......John J. Carey....

1680. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: At a Court of Probate, holden at Bolton within and for the district of Andover on the 9th day of October, A.D. 1883. Present F.E. Williams, Judge. On motion of Myron P. Yeomans, Esq. Administrator with the will annexed on the estate of Lydia Ticknor late
of Columbia within said district deceased. This Court do decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to
exhibit their claims against the same to the administrator with the will annexed and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising with newspapers published in Willimantic and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said town of Columbia nearest
the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from record, F.E.
Williams, Judge.

1681. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: C.K. Peabody of Danbury, who for several years has had a sore on his tongue which he attributed to smoking, has been informed by a council of physicians that it is a cancer and that he must have his tongue cut out or he will die in two years. He refuses to part with that member, preferring to take his chances.

1682. TWC Wed Oct 24, 1883: While Francis [Gilhuly?] of Waterbury was engaged in plugging the spout of a crucible containing molten iron, Saturday the red hot iron spurted into his eye, inflicting terrible burns. The iron cooled, and the pieces of the hardened metal were removed by the surgeon. The sight is probably completely destroyed.

1683. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: About Town.
Prof. Miller's dancing school begins next Tuesday evening with a class of seventeen couples.
Rev. G.W. Holman of the Baptist church and Rev. Mr. Leavitt of the Methodist exchanged pulpits last Sunday.
Holmes will offer to the trade on Friday a variety of lake fish among which will be salmon trout, white fish and bull head.
Master Henry Bugbee was given a surprise party by his schoolmates from the up street schools on Tuesday evening.
Prof. J.H. George, the Norwich piano tuner, will serve those who will leave their orders at Apothecaries Hall.
Master George Nash of this village gave an exhibition of fancy bicycle riding at the rink in Stonington last Wednesday evening.
In mentioning the names of that successful hunting party in Scotland last week we inadvertently omitted E.A. Damon whose unerring fusee popped the coon. His forte is in bringing down large game.

1684. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: The Prohibition caucus nominated Monday evening for candidates for representatives Joseph A. Lewis and George
Lathrop. The prohibition borough caucus will be held at room 4 Bank building Monday evening Nov. 5th, at 7:30 o'clock.

1685. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Willimantic promises to be well supplied with dancing schools this winter. Besides the class being got up for Prof. Miller another school is to be started at Franklin hall Thursday evening by Prof. Baker of Meriden. See advertisement elsewhere in the Chronicle.

1686. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: H.C. Hall is putting a miniature engine in his show window and will run a coffee mill with it. Steam will be supplied from the large boiler in the Chronicle office and it will be in running order shortly. It will be an interesting sight form the street and one worth coming down to witness.

1687. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: The position of soprano singer in the Congregational choir made vacant by the recent retirement of Miss Gunn has been filled by the appointment of Miss Belle Schaffer. Miss Schaffer has one of the sweetest of voice, and with thorough cultivation she will find it of great service to her.

1688. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: The democratic caucus for the nomination of candidates for representatives will be held at Town hall Friday evening
at 7:30 o'clock. Besides William Stephens, the names most frequently mentioned as available candidates are Horace Chapman, Jeremiah O'Sullivan and Dennis F. McCarthy.

1689. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: The three year old son of Matthew Galvin living on Lebanon avenue was kicked in the forehead by a horse Tuesday
and severely though not fatally injured. The horse was loose and the child was chasing it around with a stick when the accident occurred. Dr. McNally rendered the surgical aid.

1690. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: The intolerable nuisance of playing pass-ball in the streets was the cause of a painful accident to Mrs. Wm. Johnson living in the "new village" last Sunday. She was passing the corner of Union and Jackson streets when the ball struck her in the eye with force enough to almost knock her down.

1691. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Messrs. Little & Wilbur the new proprietors of the roller skating rink are laying a new birch floor over the entire surface of Armory hall and expect to have it completed next week. It will then be in excellent condition for both roller skating and dancing. With energy there is no doubt but that the new management can make the rink successful.

1692. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: The republicans hold their caucus for legislative candidates at Town hall tomorrow evening. Among those we have heard mentioned as possible candidates are George M. Harrington, E.H. Hall, Jr., C.L. Boss, and Frank S. Fowler. It is said that the young men propose to run the machine this time and that the old stagers must go.

1693. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Col. W.E. Barrows was made the subject of a surprise party last Saturday evening. Rev. S.R. Free was the moving
spirit in getting up the surprise, and it is reported to have been in every way satisfactory to the fifty attendants. Mr. Free was chosen to make the presentation of a silver ice pitcher which he did in a very graceful speech, and it was received by Col. Barrows very happily.

1694. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Sigmund Thalinger has sold his opera house hair dressing rooms to Peter Happ and C.H. Dimmick. "Sig" has made a phenomenal success of his barber shop, and his presence and pleasing manners will be greatly missed by its patrons, but he is succeeded by very popular and well-known gentlemen who are among the most skillful of workmen.

1695. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Of the two candidates for senator in this district, Mr. Frederick Hyde and Mr. Thomas G. Clark, it may be said for the benefit of the people in this town that as regards ability they stand in the respective ratio of 99-to-1. Mr. Hyde is a self-made man and a man of ability. Mr. Clark enjoyed the advantage of a theological education at his father's expense but his history in the ministry was brief and unsuccessful.

1696. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: J.B. Welch A.M. of the Natchaug high school in company with Secretary Hine of the state board of education and Prof. Somes of the Danielsonville high school, who spoke respectively on other subjects delivered an address on the subject in which he is so much
interested, natural history as a study in the public schools, to a large audience in Voluntown last Thursday evening. The Bulletin correspondent from that place speaks very highly of it.

1697. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Attention is called to a series of lessons in mechanical drawing to be given during the winter at the draughting room of the W.G. & A.R. Morrison Co. by their draughtsman, Mr. A.W. Chase. The lessons will embrace both theory and practice and will be of especial advantage to young mechanics. The course will commence November 23 and early application is necessary as the number of pupils will be limited for the benefit of those who may desire to make the most of the lessons. Particulars may be had at Morrison's shop or by addressing lock box 197.

1698. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Some miscreant was up to that devilish work of throwing stones through car windows Tuesday night. When the Air Line passenger train due at this station at 8:31 p.m. was near the Windham company's mills a large stone came crashing through one of the windows. There were but three passengers in the car and William Vanderman of this village occupied a seat and was leaning against the identical window that was broken. His hat was knocked off and had the stone come a little lower it must have hit Mr. Vanderman in the face. About half a dozen years in the state prison would be effective medicine for the guilty scoundrel.

1699. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: S.G. Adams has just finished two large wells to be used in connection with his spring to supply his system of water pipes. He has also laid about nine hundred feet of two and one half inch pipe, which is the beginning of another main into the village. This is one inch larger than the present main pipe from which eighty faucets are fed beside the hotels. The two wells he calculates will about half supply this additional pipe and next spring he contemplates sinking two more, and when the whole is completed, he will have a valuable plant affording a good income. The past summer has been an unusually unfavorable season, but notwithstanding he says that his supply has bothered less than six weeks and during that time only partially and on high grounds. Mr. Adams has no fears that the public works when built will conflict with him to any great extent and thinks that most of his consumers will take both.

1700. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Firemen's Parade. The annual fire parade of the Willimantic fire department will occur next Saturday afternoon. The
following programme will be carried out by order of Chief C.S. Billings:
Line formed at 1:30 p.m. sharp.
On Valley, right resting on Jackson
Richard Day, Marshal.
Fire Police.
Willimantic Band.
C.S. Billings, chief.
Geo. H. Millerd, 1st ass't., Henry Edgarton: 2d ass't, M. Eugene Lincoln, 3d ass't.
Montgomery Hose Co., No. 2.
Alert Hose Co., No. 1.
Excelsior Hook and Ladder Co., No. 1
Warden and Burgesses in Carriages.
Invited Guests.
Line of march - Up Jackson to Maple avenue, down Maple avenue to Church, up Church, to Spring, down Spring to High, down High to Main, down Main to Iverton, countermarch up Main to South Main, up South Main to entrance to Oaks, countermarch down South Main to Bridge, down Bridge to Main, up Main to Amidon's store, countermarch down Main to Junction Main and Union streets, line reviewed by the Warden and Burgesses, parade dismissed.

1701. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Shrievality Convention. The democratic convention for the nomination of a candidate for sheriff of Windham county met at the town hall in this village on Tuesday at eleven o'clock with a very full attendance. The meeting was called to order by the county committee, H.C. Starkweather of Plainfield, and Gen. L.E. Baldwin of this place was made chairman and Col. Geo. D. Post of Putnam, secretary. The committee on credentials composed of S.A. Wheaton of Eastford, H.C. Starkweather, Plainfield, and P.T. Kingsbury, Pomfret, reported the following delegates. Windham. - Gen. L.E. Baldwin, Dr. T.H. McNally, Patrick Cunningham, J.T. Fanning. Putnam - Col. G.D. Post, C.N. Allen, Otis Fisher, Thos. McGusick. Scotland - Egbert Bass, Frank Bacon. Chaplin - Capt. P.L. Peck, Dwight Lamphear. .Ashford - Davis A. Baker, A. Walker, Ernest Phelps, H>W. Morey. Brooklyn - J.K. Green, Darius Day. Plainfield - A..C. Greene, Gurdon Cady, Eugene Sholes, H.D. Starkweather. Sterling - Alfred Franklin, James A. Young. Pomfret - Frederick Hyde, Luther Day, P.T. Kingsbbury, J.S. Ayer. Thompson - James M. Morgan, J.H.
Crosbury, Wm. Elliott, Oscar Munyon. Woodstock - Waldo Phillips, G.A/ Penniman, Vernon Wetherell, G.C. Williams. Killingly - B.F. Chapman,
W.M. Johnson, L.M. Kennedy, Warren Webster. It was then moved by Capt. P.L. Peck of Chaplin that the convention proceed to an informal ballot
for a candidate for sheriff and the honors were divided among H.C. Starkweather, of Plainfield, C.A. Brown of Scotland, and S.O. Bowen of
Eastford. Upon motion the convention then nominated Henry C. Starkweather of Plainfield by acclamation and without dissent. Messrs. P.L. Peck, S.A. Wheaton and J.T. Fanning committee on resolutions submitted the following which was accepted: Resolved, That Henry C. Starkweather of Plainfield, our candidate for sheriff is observing of the support of the electors of the county of Windham as a gentleman competent to fill the duties of the position for which he is nominated, and we, as democrats pledge our earnest and united support for his election. The chairman was directed to chose a county committee and he appointed the following gentleman: John L. Hunter of Windham, Col. G.D. Post of Putnam, and Gurdon Cady of Plainfield.

1702. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: A Card. To the Public - I would say, whose generous patronage during my three years' trade here, has exceeded my
most sanguine expectations. The steady increase of my sales warrants me in saying that by unremitting zeal, honest dealing and promptness, I have not only sustained the good reputation enjoyed by my predecessors, but have gained by it numerous friends and customers. Assuring you of my strict adherence to these principles, I trust I shall continue to share in your future favors, which I respectfully solicit. Yours Very Respectfully, Marshall Tilden.

1703. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Mansfield Centre.
The fox season has opened. The Nimrods in company with the Hon. David Clark a veteran hunter from Hartford, scored two, two mornings in
succession, (four in all) not long since. The kennels are behind on the first brush. They should be up and doing, burnish their rusty guns, make new ramrods, or procure breech loaders if necessary, and take the field at once. Thompson has no important congressional canvass to attend to this fall, Joel could leave the care of his sausages for awhile, and with Uncle Harry to shoot at the "right fox" and Wallace to make close calculations, there is no reason why they should not make good their record of last year.
W.F. Bissell agent for the Franklin Square Library Co., New York city has been canvassing this village and its suburbs and has succeeded in obtaining the requisite number of members, also the funds for establishing one of their popular libraries in this place. It will be open the present week. Post master F.D. Fenton Esq., is to be librarian, and it will be kept at the post office. The works of which it is composed are from well known authors published by Harper Brothers, which is a sufficient guarantee that the subscribers will get their money's worth. It is with pleasure we note this evidence of progression in staid old Mansfield Centre.
The republican county convention which met at Tolland Oct. 25th put in nomination Theodore M. Gowdy of Somers for sheriff. One of the prominent
prohibitionists of Mansfield (not a delegate) went to the convention, it is surmised, with the idea that he might possibly wring in as a substitute to fill some vacancy. But his services in this respect were not required as the delegation was full. He returned home the next day, Wednesday of last week, some fourteen miles in an open buggy, in the fearful, drenching rain storm which occurred at that time. As some have heretofore doubted his sincerity as a simon pure prohibitionist, that long drive, and thorough soaking, ought to baptize him into full fellowship and close communion with the most skeptical.

1704. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Mansfield.
The harvest is near completed and all things considered, farmers might be satisfied. G.W. LeValley and D.S. Read got quite a lift in their harvest by inviting the young people in to husk their corn. After husking about 60 bushels the huskers settled the red ear question to the satisfaction of all concerned. The young men are going to plant more red corn next year.
Mr. LeValley has got his well dug after blasting through six feet of solid ledge and thinks he has struck a living spring. The heaving blasting shook the hill somewhat. Mr. L. thinks the hill is founded on a rock. This may account for the solid standing of the people.
Charles W. Read of New Haven has been in town to hunt, but found the game laws so strict that he was confined to small territory. A good string of game just the same.
Mr. Frank Fenner is taking in the Storrs agricultural school.
D.S. Read comes to the front with a potatoe weighing 3 ¼ pounds.

1705. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Scotland.
Anthony Parkhurst and Chas. A. Brown have each recently had fine specimens of night blooming cereus.
It is reported that Henry Greenslit has sold his farm to Mr. Chappell of Lebanon.
Our Center school is taught by Mr. Williams of Brooklyn, the Brunswick school by Miss Lillie Smith of Hanover, Pinch street by Miss Mary
Greenslit, and Lower Scotland by Miss Ada Bacon.
Miss Alice Fuller has gone west to complete her education.
George Brown has a dog that has caught several coons this fall.
Mrs. Sweet and her sons have moved to Coventry.
John Pollard, one of our oldest residents, with his wife has gone to Mansfield to spend the rest of his days with his son. His old place has been sold to E.B. Jenner.
John Palmer has sold his farm to Amos Burnham.
Miss Susie Carey has gone to Northampton, Mass., to assist in the care of Mrs. Frank Carey who is quite ill.
Charles A. Brown is making extensive alterations and improvement on his house.

1706. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: South Coventry.
Mrs. John Hammond left town Tuesday for a sojourn in Hartford where her
husbands business is.
Rev. J.P. Hawley our former pastor has decided to accept a call to Stafford and we welcome him to a pastorate in our vicinity.
Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Hoxie return to Cleveland this week accompanied by Mrs. Babcock who will spend the winter with her son in that city.
H.W. Mason has a fine brood of ducks that with their bright plumage attract much attention.
Miss Charlotte L. Edgerton who has been the guest of Mrs. Washburn returns to Hampton this week.
Mrs. Hogdson [sic], has bought the barn in rear of Methodist church of W.A. Loomis and will convert it into a dwelling house.
Rev. F.E. Jenkins preached on the Sabbath at the Congregational church and pulpit platform looked very attractive with its dress of beautiful cut flowers and potted plants in bloom such as hibiscus, fuchsias, geraniums, etc.
Arthur Brainard of Bridgeport, and his mother are in town for a few days.

Mrs. Irwin who has spent the summer with us has returned to her home in New York.

1707. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: The Connecticut State Teachers' association adjourned at New Haven, Saturday, after a highly successful session.
Teachers from nearly every part of the [ ] were present. The following officers were elected: President, J.D. Whitmore, New Haven; vice presidents, H.M. Adams, Rockville; George W. Tracy, Colchester; C.A. Holbrook, Southington; J.A. Graves, Hartford; M.A. Warren, Litchfield; W.W. porter, Bridgeport; J.H. Sp0erry, Clinton; A.P. Chapman, Putnam; recording secretary, Miss E.J. Whiton, Waterbury; corresponding secretary, George. R. Burton, New Haven; treasurer, C.L. Ames, Plantsville.

1708. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Joseph Meredith proprietor of the Humphrey house in Seymour where he lives with his wife finds himself in predicament by the arrival of a woman who also claims to be his wife. He says she is a divorced wife and he can find the divorce papers in a day or two. She says he burned her marriage certificate but she can obtain proof by sending to Chicago. There is prospect of a bigamy suit.

1709. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Colonel Roger Jones, United States Army detailed to investigate the unfortunate occurrence attending the unveiling of the soldiers' monument at Mystic, on August 13th last, where twenty Grand Army men were injured by the discharge of cannon in charge of Lieutenant Fish, Fourth artillery, Fort Trumbull, New London has made a repot, in which he blames Lieutenant Fish, who should have ceased firing when the column appeared in front of the guns. The report says that he should not be judged with the same severity as an older and experienced officer, for he is young in the service and this was his first salute.

1710. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: The Senatorship. In the election for senator to represent the seventeenth district if choice were to be made from the
standpoint of fitness for the position only there is little doubt that after a thorough investigation of the qualifications of Mr. Frederick Hyde, the democratic candidate and Mr. Thos. G. Clark, the republican nominee, the former would be chosen almost unanimously. Mr. Hyde is a gentleman of self-education, takes a high stand among the people in the eastern part of the county, who look upon him as a man worth to be honored, and one who will do his constituents credit and honestly discharge any high trust committed to him. His record as a business man is without a blot, and he returned to his native county five years ago with a competency accumulated in the Gold Exchange bank of New York city. During the two terms which he has represented the republican town of Pomfret in the legislature he has given his republican supporters good cause to be proud of their representative though a democrat, by the prominent standing which was according him by virtue of his abilities and unvarying good judgement, among his fellow members. Mr. Hyde is a liberal minded, conscientious and substantial citizen, at home whether in the society of the kid-gloved or laboring classes. He is a man admirably titled for this district to send to the upper branch of the general assembly of Connecticut. Mr. Thomas G. Clark is a retired clergyman and is seventy-four years of age. He was educated for the ministry but did not make an eminent success of that calling and soon retired to the more congenial occupation of a tiller of the soil. He is a respectable gentleman for aught we are able to learn, but of small mental caliber. He is in no way the equal of Mr. Hyde, and his advanced age will not permit him to look after the affairs of his district in so thorough a manner. We are told that he is given to strong prejudices against whoever does not agree with him in politics and religion, and in this respect there is a decided contrast between him and his opponent. It is seen that he is not in sympathy with any movement looking to the improvement of mill labor, for he voted against the ten hour measure in the last legislature. From what information we can gain he will if elected be a tool and not a man. The republican convention should have nominated Mr. Francis Williams of Chaplin a man of ability and independence, and the fight would have been between two candidate standing on their own characters.

1711. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Democratic County Convention. The democratic delegates from the several towns in Tolland county met at the court
house, Tolland on Thursday Oct. 25th, at eleven o'clock, a.m., as per
order. Mr. F. Gowdy, of Somers, was chosen chairman, Dwight Webler, of Coventry, clerk. A committee on credentials, was then chosen, consisting of W.B. Foster, of Vernon, Brainard Kibbee of Ellington, W.D. Holman, of Tolland; and a committee on resolution as follows: N.B. Perkins, of
Mansfield, H.A. Clifford of Vernon. Mr. Clifford moved that an informal ballot be taken for a candidate for sheriff. Carried. It resulted as follows: Orren C. West of Vernon: 11; E.C. Pinney of Stafford 7; Seth Collins of Columbia, 7: Bradley M. Sears of Vernon, 4. The convention then adjourned until 1 p.m. On re-assembling a motion was made by Mr. Kibbee of Ellington, that the convention proceed to another informal ballot Mr. Clifford of Vernon offered an amendment that the ballot be formal. Carried. Mr. Foster of Vernon then withdrew the name of Bradley M. Sears in favor of Orren C. West of Vernon. A ballot was then taken with the following results: Orren C. West 27; E.C. Pinney 7; total 34. N.B. Perkins of Mansfield then moved that the nomination be made unanimous. Carried. A committee consisting of W.B. Foster, Brainard Kibbee, and W.D. Holman was then elected to notify Mr. West of his nomination and request his attendance. Mr. West soon appeared making a few well fitting and timely remarks which were well received by the convention. The committee on resolutions then reported a resolution expressing confidence in the ability and integrity of the candidates and pledging the united support of the party. After remarks by gentlemen from various towns of the county respecting the outlook, the convention adjourned with the best of feeling and confidence of success.

1712. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Married.
Leary - Hines - In Willimantic Oct. 25th at St. Joseph's church by Rev. Fl. DeBruycker, Mr. John Leary and Miss Maggie Hines, both of this village.
Hyde - Hurling - In Willimantic, Oct. 31st, at the residence of Rev. S.R. Free, Mr. Lavias H. Hyde and Miss Nannie L. Hurling, both of Willimantic.
Dorman - Ormsby - In Willimantic, Oct. 30th, at the residence of Rev. S.R. Free, Mr. William Dorman and Miss Marion N. Ormsby, both of Willimantic.
Goss - Carpenter - In Willimantic, Oct. 24th at the Baptist church, by Rev. G.W. Holman, Mr. Fayette Goss and Miss Louise A. Carpenter.
Johnson - Meehan - In Willimantic Oct. 30th, at St. Joseph's church, by Rev. Fl. DeBruycker, Mr. Andrew Johnson of Hartford and Miss Sarah
Meehan of Willimantic.

1713. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Died.
Weaver - In Columbia, Oct. 24, Michael Weaver, aged 69.
Collins - In Willimantic, Oct. 29, Samuel C. Collins, aged 8.

1714. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Lebanon.
Since the Willimantic fair a ridiculously absurd and foolish statement has been industriously circulated - probably by some disappointed wamble-cropped and disgruntled competitor - to the effect that the premium so well deserved and rightly awarded to Mr. R.P. Burgess for the best box of butter, was obtained through fraud. We learn that I has been publicly stated to different individuals, in and out of town that the butter offered by Mr. Burgess for premium was not the product of his own dairy, but together with the box and stamp used were the property of Mr. A.P. Smith. To give this assertion the appearance of probability it was declared that Mrs. Smith being one of the judges in this department. Mr. Smith was consequently barred from entering his butter in his own name, and resorted to this artifice to evade the rules of the association and secure the premium. It is needless to say that this story is an unmitigated falsehood from beginning to end, and is believed to have been prompted though feelings of jealousy and envy. Neither Mr. Smith nor Mr. Burgess would be a party to such a contemptible deception and besides, Mr. Burgess isn't under necessity of borrowing his neighbor's butter in order to obtain the prize at a fair as that is the kind he has long been accustomed to manufacture. Having a fine herd of high grade Alderneys, a Ferguson creamery and a skill in making seldom equaled, Mr. Burgess turns off first-class gilt-edged, premium butter every week as easily and naturally as his unsuccessful and disappointed rivals do their third and fourth rate productions. Red squirrels with milk-white and gray tails have made their appearance on the premises of D.T. Gager.
Wm. R. Gay has improved the "dry spell" by digging a well on land of Benajah Barker from which pipe is laid bringing water into his house,
horse barn and cowyard.
A party of five young men including three sons of Roger McCall Williams, in one days' hunt recently, bagged 36 gray squirrels and a brace of
N.C. Barker Esq., who has been on a vacation trip visiting his relatives in Kentucky, has returned with improved health and spirits. He reports the country in and around Danville as literally flowing with milk and honey, not to mention Bourbon whiskey. He describes the manners of the people - some of them at least - as of a somewhat free and easy kind, as for instance: being introduced by his friend to a prominent citizen and physician of Danville as a relative from Connecticut "What," exclaimed the doctor, "a d-----d blue-bellied yankee, eh!" Mr. Barker admitted being a full blooded yankee and said he was proud to hail from a state where a stranger could travel its length and breadth with [sic] [probably meant "without"] being insulted let him be from what part of the world or country he might.

1715. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Andover.
The republican senatorial convention for the 23d district met here the 24th inst and resulted as everyone expected in the nomination of Milo W.
Pember of Rockville. Mr. Warren Robertson of Bolton presided over the convention, and on taking the chair made a speech in which he said that
the republican party must go in for free cider, free lager and free grape wine. Now the question is, where does Mr. Pember stand in regards to those things. His friends are at present industriously engaged in trying to make it appear that he is both for and against them, according to who they are talking with. The nomination of Mr. Pember seems to have been about the worst that they could have made. All the knowing republicans here predict his defeat. There are many republicans in every town in the district who say they will not vote for him, and many of them say they shall vote against him.

1716. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Hebron.
There ha been some little excitement over the reported killing of a number of horses that were afflicted with the glanders. No new cases have been reported within a few days and hopes are entertained that the disease will not become prevalent.
Captain Sylvester Gilbert has the foundation ready for a new house to be erected upon the site where stood the one burned in the great fire of 1882. This when completed will make the third building rebuilt since the fire, the Congregational church and the schoolhouse having been completed earlier in the season.
James L. Downer and Simeon F. Tucker of Columbia are painting Deacon Champion Gilbert's house, barn, and door-yard-fences, and when all is
completed the Deacon's premises will look s nice as when built in 1860, and Gilead society can boast of no prettier or pleasanter place than his.

1717. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: Dancing School. Wm. H. Baker, will open a Dancing School at Franklin Hall, Thursday, November 1st, 1883. Misses' and Masters' class will form at 4:30 p.m. Ladies' and Gents' class at 8 p.m. Terms for twelve lessons - payable at the fifth lesson - afternoon class, $5.00 for each pupil. A reduction for three or more pupils of the same family. Evening class, Gen, $7.00. Lady and Gen, $7.00. Lady
unaccompanied by Gent, $4.00. All the latest and most popular dances taught in a thorough manner. Circulars can be obtained at R.W. Hooper's Store.

1718. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and
intoxicating liquors at No. 174 Main street in the Borough of Willimantic in the Town of Windham. I hereby certify that I am not disqualified to receive such license by any of the provisions of the laws of this state and that the place in which said business is to be carried on has no means of access to any part of the same building, used or occupied as a dwelling house. Henry H. Flint, Druggist. Dated at Windham, this 26th day of October, A.D. 1883. We the undersigned, electors and tax payers of the Town of Windham and not licensed dealers in spirituous and intoxicating liquors, hereby endorse the application of the above named Henry H. Flint, and we hereby certify that we have not since the first day of October, 1883, endorsed any other application for a license. Dated at Windham this 26th day of October, A.D. 1883. I hereby certify that the above named endorses are electors and taxpayers of the Town of Windham. Attest, Henry N. Wales, Town Clerk. Dated at Windham this 29th day of October A.D. 1883.

1719. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: A Notable Divorce Suit. In the superior court of Fairfield county Friday Roger Minot Sherman, a direct descendant of the Roger Sherman who signed the Declaration of Independence, applied for a divorce from his wife, Florence Bagley Sherman, the daughter of the late ex-Governor Bagley of Michigan, and a possessor in her own right of a fortune of $2,000,000. The application is said to have been made at Danbury to avoid the publicity which the sensational features of the story would receive if the application were made in a large place. The defence claim that Mr. Sherman has lost his residence in Connecticut. The case was heard before Judge Andrews. The grounds offered for asking a divorce is habitual intemperance on the part of Mrs. Sherman. On her part she says the root of the difficulty is her husband's fickle-mindedness and inclination to other women. He is now about 33 years old and has held, through family influence, it is said, the position of law and pardon clerk in the office of the attorney-general in Washington, serving under Hoar, Akerman and Williams. While holding this office he was appointed assistant United States district attorney in New York, serving with Col. George Bliss and Stewart L. Woodford. He is now a practicing lawyer in the city New York, and expects political preferment again, and in a higher place than any he has hitherto held. On Nov. 13, 1876, at the home of Gov. Bagley in
Detroit, he was married to Miss Bagley, then about twenty years old, fresh from an eastern academy. For some time they lived happily but then the differences which have culminated in the present divorce proceeding began. The suit was brought in the March term of the court at Bridgeport, when the defendant failed to appear. The plaintiff however did not take a judgement by default and the trial was postponed to the present term. Mrs. herman was present when the court opened. She is a fine looking woman. Diamonds sparkled on her hand and at her throat, and shone to advantage gainst the background of her plain black dress. She brought a number of lawyers to champion her cause - ex-Judge A.N. Talmadge and Curtis Thompson of Bridgeport, and Geo. A. Hopkins who was her father's private secretary. But the man really in charge of her case was the tall, slender, nervous man - Isaac Marston of Detroit. Before he died Gov. Bagley gave Marston, who had been a lifelong friend, a place upon the supreme court bench of Michigan. Now that Gov. Bagley is dead, Isaac Marston has thrown aside his judicial position to defend his old friend's child. Several witnesses were examined and Judge Andrews took the papers and said it would probably be a week before he announced his decision.

1720. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: A Birmingham school boy broke his collar bone the other day and then couldn't sit up straight when the teacher told him to. The teacher refused to let him go home, although he complained of being hurt. At night a doctor found what the matter was.

1721. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: A tramp called at the isolated farm house of Charles S. Palmer, near Stamford, the other day while Mrs. Palmer was
alone, grabbed her by the wrist and demanded bread and money. Whilst he was ransacking her pocket she jumped away, grabbed a meat knife and
drove him off, promising him a dose of cold lead if he came again.

1722. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: A deputy sheriff arrested four citizens of Trumbull Friday charged with assaulting Thomas B. Houston, last July,
when he was tarred and feathered. Their names are Edward Payne, Henry Gilbert, Stephen Parks, and Michael McNamara. They gave bonds for their appearance for trial October 27th. Other arrests are expected.

1723. TWC Wed Oct 31, 1883: The Pension Roll. The following is an official list of the names of those persons living in this section of Windham county who are receiving pensions from the United States
government, and the rate of pension paid per month:Abington:
Smith, Albert....$4.00
Whittemore, Avis....8.00
Mowrey, Phebe A.....8.00
Roberts, Eliza....6.00
Bolles, Enoch...4.00
Whitaker, Mary...17.00
Knowlton, David P....10.00
Davison, Margaret...8.00
Heer, Oliver....8.00
Hopkins, Ozial....4.00
Brown, Amanda....8.00
Cady, Lydia....8.00
Chase, Rebecca....8.00
Copeland, Elizabeth...8.00
Rogers, Elizabeth...8.00
Dailey, Lucretia L....8.00
Wheeler, Eliza...8.00
Foster, Hannah C....8.00
Parks, Mary....8.00
Lewis, Martha C.....8.00
Howard, Jas. L......8.00
Hicks, Sarah....8.00
Fernside, Thede E. 8.00
Davis, Dwight.....4.00
Moffit, William....18.00
Bugbee, Sanford....24.00
Smith, Wm. M....7.50
Warren, Mary...8.00
Chapman, Mary A....8.00
Richards, Palmer S....6.00
Lummis, Rowena C.....8.00
Griggs, Watermann.....8.00
Bingham, Ellsworth W.....2.00
Weeks, Edwin F......8.00
Clark's Corners:
Holt, Harriet M....8.00
Walker, Henry A......24.00
Bradford, Emeline....8.00
Hall, Jos. D.....4.00
Taft, Bezaleel W.....4.00
Stephens, Henry.....8.00
Reynolds, Sam'l.....8.00
Harrington, Thankful.....8.00
Palmer, Elizabeth.....8.00
Russell, Huldah.....8.00
Jordan, Dennison P....3.00
Robbins, Phebe A....8.00
Burroughs, Harriet M....8.00
Burnham, Margaret M.....8.00
Butler, Eliza....8.00
Dans, Laura A....8.00
Davis, Phila....8.00
Edson, Elizabeth...8.00
Rood, Julia A....8.00
Woodward, S.M....8.00
Wilcox, Wm. H.....8.00
Newton, Josiah C....4.00
Rice, Geo.....8.00
Kies, Fannie H....8.00
Collins, John A....2.00
Corbin, Wm. H....1.00
Tripp, Betsey....8.00
Tucker, Lucinda.....8.00
Thompson, Eliza....12.50
Alix, Jos.....3.00
Mathewson, Ezra J....10.00
Snow, Mary A....8.00
Carpenter, Marcia....8.00
Curtis, Mary....8.00
Harrington, Wm. H....8.00
Adams, Wm. A....12.00
Trowbridge, Hannah....8.00
Whitaker, Susan M....8.00
Andrews, Russell C....4.00
Justin, Joseph...2.00
Spalding, Pamelia C....8.00
Parker, Thos. W.....4.00
Gould, Hezekiah N.....4.00
Elliott, Thos. O.....4.00
Weaver, David P....6.00
Burdick, Dwight....2.00
Fuller, Jas....8.00
Robinson, Ann W....8.00
Ashley, Eliza J.....8.00
Durkee, Ede.....8.00
Ashley, Marcia....8.00
New Boston:
Burgess, Warren A......6.00
North Ashford:
Lyon, Amanda E....8.00
Lawson, Lydia H....8.00
Howard, Willis S....4.00
Chaffee, Lurdon A.....50.00
Hewett, Edward G.....14.00
North Woodstock:
Gerour, Peter....6.00
Knight, Chas. W....2.00
Kenyon, Wm. H....2.00
Cahoon, Ruth A....8.00
Waite, Silas A.....5.33
Champlin, Oliver W.....6.00
Brophy, Jas. H.....1.00
Brown, Thos. J.....4.00
Dowley, Susan C....8.00
Clemens, Wm. H.....8.00
Spencer, Orrin C....4.00
Keyes, Louisa J....8.00
Pomfret Center:
Kenyon, Marshal...4.00
Holbrook, Geo. F....8.00
Pomfret Landing:
Bassett, Malinda S....8.00
Bruce, Artemus....8.00
Brown, Benj......6.00
Seward, Samuel H....24.00
Spaulding, Samuel K....4.00
Tetro, Fred'k....4.00
Sherman, Virtue.....8.00
Tripp, Jas. E.....5.33
Tourtellotte, Jas.....20.00
Hoyle, Monroe....8.00
Higgins, Warren S....8.00
King, Edward P....4.00
Fowler, Cynthia....8.00
Whipple, Benj.....8.00
Cutler, Amy.....8.00
Coville, Esther...8.00
Rice, Prudence....8.00
Aldrich, Elizabeth....8.00
Bishop, Hannah A....8.00
Baker, Lucy A.....8.00
Dailey, Sarah A....8.00
Trowbridge, Sally....8.00
Cutler, Dan.....8.00
Whittemore, Wm. B.....10.00
Perry, Anson L......8.00
Lee, Betsey M.....8.00
LeRoy, Sarah....8.00
Keegan, Mary...8.00
Green, Orton G....8.00
Gallup, Schumpton H....18.00
Card, Chas. P.....8.00
Clements, Danforth....8.00
Grimes, Harrison....4.00
Edwards, Wm. B....2.00
Heath, Geo. W.....8.00
Davis, Asahel S.....6.00
Tourtellotte, Ellen....15.00
Vandale, Angeline...8.00
Bryson, Alex.....2.00
Baker, Erastus...8.00
Bebo, Frank....4.00
Bigelow, Jas. L....8.00
Brcken, Laughlin J.....8.00
Lyon, Edw'd I....4.00
Murphy, Anthony....8.00
Moore, Chas. H.....10.00
Wood, Edwin R....24.00
Williams, Edgar....8.00
Williams, Eugene T.....4.00
Whitney, Josiah W.....8.00
Wilson, Perry W.....24.00
Perry, Wm. S......18.00
Hovey, John D....1.00
Palmer, Mason....8.00
Pollard, John....8.00
Fuller Hadsasah G.....8.00
Parkhurst, Nancy....8.00
Ross, David.....6.00
South Canterbury:
Adams, Perrin....8.00
Lathrop, Henry....8.00
Weaver, Emeline....8.00
South Windham:
Spicer, Erastus....6.00
Bingham, Jerusha....8.00
Perry, Mary....8.00
Crandall, Mary W.....8.00
Havirs, Geo. D.....10.00
Crandall, Amos G.....6.00
Burns, Robert...8.00
South Woodstock:
Babcock, Eliza H....8.00
Redhead, John N....4.00
Harvey, George M....8.00
Taylor, Jared....8.00
Blackman, Erastus....7.50
Hammond, Lewis K....4.00
Franklin, Mary....8.00
Scott, Mary....8.00
Young, James L....6.00
Young, Geo. W....8.00
Lombard, Jas. H....12.00
Nichols, Jos. M.....6.00
Chism, John A.....4.00
Barrett, Geo S....2.00
Morse, Martha E....8.00
West Woodstock:
Carpenter, Sarah C....8.00
Corbin, Sophia....8.00
Bercune. Peter....8.00
Fisher, Parmelia....8.00
Litchfield, John...8.00
Sullivan, Margaret....8.00
Small, Freeman....2.00
Shea, Michael....6.00
Spencer, Thomas....8.00
Stimgson [sic], Wm. B.....8.00
Thorne, Edwin M.....18.00
Kennedy, Terrence...8.00
Brown, Mary...8.00
Congdon, Ann...8.00
Hempstead, Annah W.....8.00
Herrick, Nabby....8.00
Lincoln, Maria....8.00
Penre, Mary....8.00
Rooney, Mary....8.00
Smith, Hannah A....8.00
Soule, Laura E.....8.00
Atwood, Delia....8.00
Allen, Dennis C....8.00
Bael, Caroline M....8.00
Bennett, Lucina....8.00
Barnes, Silas.....8.00
Clark, Almira.....8.00
Tilden, Nancy M.....8.00
Edwards, Sarah.....8.00
Quinn, Margaret....8.00
Congdon, Sophia....8.00
Hooks, Ann E....8.00
Harvey, Pemelia.....8.00
Humphrey, Sarah E.....8.00
Everest, Abby G.....8.00
Gallagher, Mary...8.00
Gavigan, Mary....8.00
Gleason, Mary A....8.00
Brainard, Henry....8.00
Campbell, Thos.....8.00
Card, Wm....8.00
Warrilow, Wm......6.00
Perkins, Ephram T....8.00
Robertson, John M....8.00
Brown, Geo. H....2.00
Nichols, Chas. W....24.00
Keneley, Margaret....8.00
Kimball, N. Jane...8.00
Green, Palmer S....2.00
Howlett, Alvin....4.00
Cranston, Earl S.....4.00
Geer, Chauncey C.....6.00
Grimes, Luke....2.00
Frost, Francis....8.00
Duffy, Michael....4.00
Holmes, Asa M.....6.00
Cummings, Sanford A....4.00
Twomey, Ellen.....8.00
Thomas, Maria...8.00
Wilbur, Eliza A.....8.00
Wyllys, Francis....8.00
Wood, L. Maria....17.00
Bemer, Arthur P....7.00
Brown, Chas. P.....6.00
Birmingham, Edward....4.00
Bowen, Jas. M....4.00
Baldwin, Jerome B....4.00
Loomis, Andrew W....17.00
Wilbur, Geo. H.....8.00
Williams, Herbert F....2.00
Warner, Lemuel....3.00
Hummewell, Jos. T....8.00
Babcock, Betsey.....8.00
Burgess, Betsey....8.00
Swift, Justin....8.00
Hayward, Eliza.....8.00
Ladd, Melissa....8.00
Potter, Geo....8.00
Lathrop, Charlotte G....17.00


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