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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WILLIMANTIC CHRONICLE 1879-1884
The Willimantic Chronicle - Year of 1884
Published every Wednesday.
McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.
M. Wallen, A.H. Freeman, O.G. Hanks. Prompter: O.M. Richardson.
Chronicle, October 1884:
The Willimantic Chronicle October 1884:
1542. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: About Town.
Tenement to rent. Enquire of Dr. I.B. Gallup.
Madame Rouselaux, mantua maker has moved to 34 Church street.
Mrs. Alice Ladd is erecting a $5000 residence near the corner of North and Summit streets.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry G. Howe of Cambridge, N.Y., are visiting at Leander Freeman's.
Misses Maud Wood, Julia Baker and Cora Riley of Brooklyn are visiting at Mrs. Eliza Clark's.
W.H. Osborn has put out a Cleveland and Hendricks banner in front of his residence on Jackson street.
G. Sackersdorff was in town last week and flooded the place with his celebrated lead pencils. They are an excellent article.
Col. Marvin Knowlton of Ashford will address the prohibitionists of Willimantic on Friday evening Oct. 10, at 7 ½ o'clock.
There will be services with sermon and the Holy Communion at St. Paul's church Windham, next Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Richard C. Searing.
1543. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: The Wheeler & Wilson exhibit at the fair attracts much attention. Miss Cora Lyman only 7 years old, operates the machine with great skill. You are invited to call and get specimens of her work.
1544. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: Silas Child, a respected and well known resident of Windham county died at his home in Wilsonville on the 20th ult., aged 70 years, a victim to the fell destroyer - consumption. He leaves a wife and two sons.
1545. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: Schweizer & Kartz of Marlborough, Conn., hand us samples of their silk campaign badges. The names and portraits of the presidential candidates are handsomely woven in silk making a fine piece of work.
1546. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: There is some talk among republicans of putting Henry N. Wales, the present capable and obliging town clerk on the republican ticket. The choice of a town clerk and judge of probate should be a matter of business and not politics.
1547. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: C.M. Palmer & Co., have just completed improvements to the store in the way of enlargement and renovation. They have added a cloak department and furnished it in a very tasty manner, and they will have the best and largest stock to be found in this vicinity.
1548. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: A club called the Willimantic Wheelman was formed last evening, with the following officers: Prest., A.W. Chase; sec'y and treas. Charles J. Royce; Capt., H.A. Adams; Lieut., Charles H. Townsend. The club intend to hold their first race meeting on the fair grunds, Saturday afternoon Oct. 11.
1549. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: The public schools in District No. 1 are closed to-day on account of the fair. The Natchaug high school will close this afternoon on account of the death of Miss C. Thisbe Keigwin and the whole school will not be in session to-morrow on account of the fair.
1550. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: Mrs. Rev. Dr. Butler who has just returned from a visit to the missions in India, founded by her husband 25 years ago, and Miss Clara M. Cushman of the China mission will address the district meeting of the Woman's foreign-missionary society at Norwich on Thursday. The occasion will be one of rare interest.
1551. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: Windham society is in a state of pleasurable excitement over the coming wedding between Miss Cora L. eldest daughter of Mrs. Geo. S. Mouton, and Amos L. Hatheway of Boston, Mass. The invitations are already sent and the marriage will take place at Congregational Church in Windham on Tuesday Oct. 7, at 6 p.m. A reception will be held at the "Oaks" the family mansion immediately after the ceremony. It will be one of the most brilliant society events of the season.
1552. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: Death of Miss C. Thisbe Keigwin: Once more the dread messenger of death has come into our midst, taking this time Miss C. Thisbe, daughter of one of our esteemed townsmen Mr. John G. Keigwin. About two weeks since, she was taken sick with typhoid fever and after lingering a few days on a bed of pain the Master called her Home. Her age was seventeen years and five months. She was a young lady of pleasant sociable qualities and one who lived for a purpose, with bright prospects for the future. She will be greatly missed by the large circle of friends and associates - in the schoolroom - in the Sabbath School - in the home circle. She was very much interested in the Baptist Sabbath School in which she was a faithful teacher for some time. But she is gone, and her associates will miss her pleasant voice and familiar face. Her parents have the heart-felt sympathy of the community in this their great affliction. Her schoolmates have draped the seat which she occupied in black in sorrowful remembrance of a classmate they are never more to see. The senior class of district No. 1. have sent messages of sympathy and condolence to the senior class of the Natchaug school of which she was a member.
1553. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: The Trust Company Case Decided. Tuesday morning the supreme court announced the decision which it reached Monday in the case of B.P. Larned of Norwich and W.H. Osborne of Willimantic, receivers of the Willimantic Trust company against Charles Smith et al., who were stockholders of the company, to recover back money paid them for their stock by the trustees. It is that the receiver shall recover the whole amount claimed from the present defendants except Whiting Hayden, who is held not liable. Judge Carpenter has written the opinion, which is a very thorough going and valuable document. It was lodged with the reporter of the supreme court Tuesday morning. ... It appears that Mr. Royce, the agent and treasurer of the company, was employed by the majority of the defendants to sell their stock to the company, the seller not knowing who the purchaser was. The court says: "the case then seems to be this: Royce as broker contracted with Royce, as treasurer and agent of the company and thereby the corporation formally became owner of the stock of these trustees. It is worse than idle to task this court to sustain and hold valid such a transaction." The case of Whiting Hayden, as laid down in the finding of facts, is that of one who never sold or transferred his stock to the trust company. Royce bought twenty shares of Thomas Turner and had Turner transfer them to Hayden and then without any authority from Hayden without his knowledge transferred his shares to the Trust company. Turner received $1800 from Royce. Hayden had sixty shares when the concern failed. The name of the case of Receivers of Willimantic Trust company vs Charles Smith, et. al. The others were Geo. C. Eliott, H.F. Royce, Otis Woodward, W. Hayden, Charles Smith, Thomas Ramsdell, Timothy Hickey, J.R. Arnold, E.R. Gurley, J.G. Keigwin, Charles N. Andrew, James M. Reid, Harry Boss, the estate of John Tracy, the administrator of Egbert Hall, Huber Clark and D.H. Eldridge.
1554. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: Columbia.
Mrs. Wm. H. Post of Hartford, with a cousin from New York was in town Thursday the guest of Mrs. Norman H. Clark.
Mrs. Everett Brown has gone to Rome, N.Y., for the purpose of having a cancer removed from her face.
Some of the small boys in playing a game threw a knife
hitting Francis Tucker just below the knee pan inflicting a wound
from which no blood flowed, but a mucous substance issued therefrom
and the little fellow has been lame from the effects of the injury,
but trust it will not be permanent.
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Britton are guests of Oliver Fox.
1555. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: Willington.
Col. Marvin Knowlton will lecture on temperance at
Hall Tuesday eve, Oct. 7. The public are cordially invited. Admission
free. He can be engaged to speak to Sunday schools, etc., on very
reasonable terms. Begins at 7 o'clock p.m.
1557. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: About a Centenarian. The Bozraville correspondent of the Norwich Bulletin writes to correct certain errors in accounts recently given of Miss Eunice Sexton, who celebrated her hundredth birthday Sept. 6th. He says: - Miss Eunice Sexton was born in Colchester (Westchester society) September 6, 1874. Her parents were John Sexton of Westchester and Deborah Fox of Franklin, Conn. She resided at the old homestead for eighty-four years, and with her nephew, Mr. William Sexton, nearly seventeen years. She is very strong and healthy for her age, and has never been sick enough to need a physician's care. There have been several mis-statements about her journeys in different papers. She had been twice from East Haddam to Sag Harbor on a sloop, but only from Andover, Conn., to Willimantic on the cars. She has been to New York state and was in New London at the time peace was declared, to see the Colchester soldiers before they disbanded. She has never seen a steamboat. She celebrated her one hundredth birthday September 6, 1884, at the residence of her nephew in Lebanon. Her pastor, the Rev. Mr. Moses, and some of the older members of the church in Westchester were present, also friends from Colchester, Hebron, Plainfield, Bozrah and Goshen, fifty in all, their ages ranging from two years to eighty-six. The oldest lady, Mrs. Carrier, was present with four generations of her family, Mrs. Standish with three generations and there were three of her own family.
1558. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: Severely Shot by a Burglar. Willington, Ct., Sept. __. Burnham Lillibridge is a well-to-do farmer, living in a large and elegant house in this village. About 3 o'clock he was awakened from sleep by a suspicious noise in his room. Springing from his bed and examining his trousers pockets he found that a purse containing $200 was gone. At the same time he heard a man trying to escape at the front door. Lillibridge pursued him into the yard, where the burglar turned and fired several shots at him, one of which inflicted a severe wound in his arm. A search of the adjacent counties is now being made by the authorities for the criminal.
1559. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: "How You have Growed". An Old Lady's Surprise When
Introduced to Miss Kellogg. Birmingham, Ct., Sept. 30. - Miss Clara Louise Kellogg is spending thhe golden days of Autumn in this beautiful village, the place of her nativity, among old friends. She was much amused during a call upon Miss Mary Smith, a homespun dame, and one of the old settlers in the place, who is quite deaf. Miss Kellogg was introduced as the celebrated songsters that every one had heard of. "What did you say her name was?" said the old lady, putting her hand up to her ear: "don't remember ever to have heard tell of her. Oh, yes, Louise Kellogg, now I remember; used to sing up to the Birmingham 'Piscopal church when she was a gal, and Mary Smith played the organ. But deary me, that was a long time ago, Do you sing there now, Louise?" "No, aunty," explainingly said a friend, "Miss Kellogg is the prima donna, don't you know and she has been heard all over the world." "Well, I don't know about the 'prima donna' part of it, but now I do remember that the gal did have a purty loud voice. Didn't suppose, though, it would ever come to be heard so far. But it was the singing skewls, I suppose, though, that did it. Well, well, and this is the little Louise! But massy sakes, how you have growed."
1560. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: The Bogus Emmons Blaine. New Haven, Ct., Sept. 25. A letter from Middletown says that a person answering to the description that William Berry gives of the young man who passed himself off as Emmons Blaine and showed him how to play poker, was arrested at Middletown and released shortly afterward. The young an has evidently been doing New England with Mr. Blaine's party and when the traveling politicians reached New York he must have traveled off on his own account, and gone to smaller towns where he met with worse luck. Had the Middletown authorities retained the youthful and skilled bunco man in their custody, it might have given Mr. Berry a chance to recover some of his money, or at least to have had the swindler punished. It is believed, though, Mr. Berry would prefer that the gambling episode should be allowed to rest, and no further scandal be created.
1561. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: Wormwood Hill.
Doc. Hamlin's coon hunt at this place last Saturday night proved unsuccessful from the fact that the Doc failed to put in an appearance.
The town meeting at Spring Hill last Saturday was well attended, a goodly number of representative tax payers were present. Then after several ineffectual attempts to obtain a moderator, Wm. Reynolds was prevailed upon to take the chair, those remaining on the floor were nearly all speakers or participants in the debates which followed. The first article in the warning relative to the rescinding of a former vote wherein the town had voted to give the town of Windham all that part of her domain lying east and south of Natchaug river, and discontinuing a public high way for the special benefit of the borough water works of Willimantic was acted upon, and the former vote rescinded by a majority of nearly six to one. Other business concerning roads was also acted upon which called out much latent talent and eloquence, some of which were never before heard in public.
1562. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: Born.
Merrill - In Willimantic Sept. 30, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Charles F. Merrill.
Standish - In Danbury Sept. a son to Mr. and Mrs. Geo. G. Standish.
Kingsley - In So. Coventry, Sept. 23d, a son Edwin Hyde, to Mr. and Mrs. George Kingsley.
Generous - In North Windham Sept. 22, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Louis Generous.
Sept. 23, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Edward S. Lincoln.
1563. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: Married.
Elderkin - Gay - In Willimantic Sept. 30, by Rev. D.P. Leavitt, Mr. David Elderkin of Colchester, and Miss Julia Louisa Gay of Bozrahville.
Harvey - Stone- In Hampton Sept. 20, by Rev. L.D. Place, William E. Harvey and Ida M. Stone.
1564. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: Died.
Young - In this village Sept. 24, Emma Gracie Young;
aged 10 years.
Ide - In Mansfield Sept. 24, Achasah Ide, aged 40 years.
Ide - In Ashford Sept. 26, Mary Ide; aged 16 years.
Child - In Wilsonville Sept. 20, Silas Child, aged 70 years.
1565. TWC Wed Oct 1, 1884: Madame Rouselaux. Mantau Maker invites the attention of the ladies to her new place of business No. 34 Church Street. All orders promptly attended to in the best of style.
1566. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: About Town.
The W.G. & A.R. Morrison Co., are running but eight hours a day.
J.A. Lewis will address the citizens of Hebron this evening on the temperance issues of the day.
Henry Ashley of Scotland hands us a bag of pippins, of which fifty-five measure a bushel. Who can beat them?
Messrs. Davis A. Baker, Albert Slade and H.E. Robbins of Warrenville are on a pleasure trip through Maine, viewing the country and shooting bear.
Chas. F. Merrill delivered an address favoring "no license" at Franklin hall Sunday evening. The hall was full and the address was listened to with attention.
It is probable that David A. Wells will delivery an address in Franklin hall next Tuesday evening. Should this well known orator appear here he will be greeted with a full house.
1567. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: George Taft captured a young bald eagle while out hunting on Upper High street the other day. It measured five and one-half feet from tip to top. Dr. G.B. Hamlin secured the specimen.
1568. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Tuesday afternoon eight prisoners languished in the Church St. station house waiting for Judge Beardsley to open the criminal terms of the Superior court. The judge forgot that Windham ever had a court and went on over to Brooklyn.
1569. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Dr. E.C. Strong formerly connected with G.B. Hamlin in his Main St. dentist rooms has gone to New Haven to take charge of an office there. The doctor has made many friends during his stay here who wish him good luck in his new departure.
1570. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Judge Andrews has handed in his decision in the Windham-Chaplin case. The suit was brought to determine who should support a pauper named John Butler whose place of residence was a matter of dispute in the minds of the selectmen of these towns. There were many fine law points in the case and the general opinion seemed to be that Chaplin would win the case but Judge Andrews decided otherwise. J.L. Hunter appeared for Chaplin, and John M. Hall for Windham.
1571. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Seven prisoners were transferred here from Brooklyn this week and placed in the lockup to await their trial at the present criminal term of the superior court. Among them are Simon Rathbun accused stealing a cow from Justin Ripley of Windham last May; also Robert Wilson charged with highway robbery upon Timothy Regan of this village in June last.
1572. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: The Grand Chapter, Masonic order of the Eastern Star of Connecticut have their annual meeting here with Radiant Chapter to-day with Mrs. C.E. Billings, grandmatron, presiding officer. The usual routine of business will be transacted, followed by an elaborate collation in the banquet hall. A large number of masons from throughout the state are present.
1573. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: The statement in the Chronicle two weeks since that people fifty years ago believed in infant damnation and total depravity, has called out a letter from Rev. Francis Williams denying the statement. We will take it all back. They did not believe in infant damnation; they merely believed that "man is by nature a child of wrath,: and in "the necessity of an invariable renewing by the Holy Spirit." They did not believe in total depravity, they merely believed that "man by nature is totally depraved."
1574. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Rapid progress is being made on the dam of the Willimantic Water Works. A coffer-dam has been constructed in a very unique but effective way out of bags of sand. Evidently Contractor Leavitt understand his business thoroughly and will build a dam that will stay. But the way it seems to us that the town of Mansfield did a very unwise thing in rescinding the vote granting a piece of its territory to the town of Windham and abolishing the Phelps road. It costs them more to keep the North Windham road in repair than the tax amounts to in the section proposed to be ceded. We understand the water commissioners will go right ahead with the work and leave the matter to arbiters if Mansfield chooses to take that course.
1575. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Police Notes. - On Thursday morning Justice Sumner fined Edward Rohan $1 and costs for intoxication, the latter having been pulled in the preceeding night by officer Shurtliff for being helplessly drunk and rolling in the streets, thereby rendering himself an object of contempt and pity. Rohan seems to have but little care for himself or what others may think of him. He is young, and with the right stamina and the bright future before him, may at no distant day become an honor to himself and his friends.
1576. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Superior Court. The criminal term of the Superior court opened this morning with Judge Beardsley on the bench. Wm. Vinton and Wm. Brown were charged with a burglary in Woodstock. The complainant alleges that they carried off Four Thousand, Two Hundred and Fifty Pennies and $7.50 in silver the property of Aaron White. They pleaded guilty and Brown was sentenced to three years in states prison and Vinton will keep him company during the first two years of his stay.
Henry Butt was charged with escaping from jail; pleaded guilty and was sentenced to be fined $5 and pay the costs.
Robert Wilson who was a hanger on to the circus that visited this place about last June, pleaded guilty to stealing a watch from Timothy Regan of this place and was sent to jail for six months.
Augustte Root charged with setting fire to a building of Thomas Nelligan's in Woodstock pleaded not guilty and he will be tried this afternoon. Simon Rathbone, who is indicted for the alleged offence of stealing a cow from Justin Ripley of Windham, also pleaded not guilty and his trial will come off this afternoon. Rathbone's case created great interest in the justice court here. Later - Rathbun was sentenced to ten months in the state prison.
1577. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Court of Burgesses. The regular meeting of the Court of Burgesses was held Monday evening. A petition signed by John Casey and others was received asking that a street be laid out from Main street near Capen's store north between land of the Willimantic Linen Co., and H.H. Fitch to the contemplated extension of Natchaug street, was referred to the committee on streets. A petition signed by Jas. Picknell and others was received asking that a street lamp be erected and maintained at the northern terminus of Turner street. Voted to grant the petition - the exact location to be determined by the street committee. A vote was passed ordering the following cross walks laid: On Meadow at Walnut; Spring at Walnut; Maple ave. above Church; Spring street at Church Valley at North; Meadow St. at North and Valley at High street. The following bills were presented and ordered paid: Labor bill, Sept., $664.68; Dime Savings Bank, int., $650; Police force, Sept. salary, $180; Wm. F. Martin, police $1; H.C. Whitford, police $1; J.S. Smith, sand $10.60; Hugh Carney, repairing street lamps $2.55; Killoury Bros, lighting street lamps $65.50; S. Comins, labor cross walk, $23.35; Jas. Walden, rent fire dept., $75; Edson & Calkins, stone cross walks $25.05; Water commissioners, balance app. $369.04; Fanny Y. Fitch, interest $75; Will. Gas Co., gas $1; Will. Savings Inst. Rent $43.75; Durkee, Stiles & Co, gasoline $125.99; Michael Sullivan, labor cross walks $39.60; Percy D. Bliven, damages and costs $361.86; R. Davison, rent &c. $59.25; Keigwin, Stiles & Hatheway, rent fire dept. $25; D.E. Potter, glass street lamps $5.05; H.H. Fitch, gravel $3.70; Fidelia C. Byers, gravel $28; John M> Hall, legal expenses $55; John M. Hall, W.E. Barrows et al. vs. Borough of Willimantic, cost injunction suit $74.20. Voted to instruct the Treasurer to borrow Three thousand dollars for use of the borough. Voted to license Loomer opera house one year from Oct. 1, 1884, for $25. An invitation from the Chief Engineer asking the Warden and Burgesses to take part in the annual parade of the Willimantic fire department on Saturday Oct. 18, 1884, was received and accepted. Voted to dissolve.
1578. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: The Annual Town Meeting. The annual electors meeting for the choice of town officers for the ensuing year occurred last Monday, and brought out a vote of a little over 900. So far as the democrats were concerned they took no interest in the election it being a foregone conclusion that it would go against them. The only strife was over the office of town clerk and Henry N. Wales was defeated by only fourteen votes which is a remarkably good record with a majority of about 150 against him. We think the town has made a mistake in not retaining his services in that position and the people will see it before the year is out. The meeting was organized by the choice of Gen. L.E. Baldwin for moderator and the following box tenders: town ticket, Geo. L. Phillips; justice, Thomas Keating; license, Frank Frost; constitutional amendment, H.L. Edgarton. Following is the vote:
*John Moulton d, 389
J. Griffin Martin d, 382
*Chas. A. Capen r, 485
*Henry Larrabee r, 497
Joseph A. Lewis p, 40
George Lathrop p, 38
*Charles T. Barstow d, 372
Michael L. Hickey d, 355
*Albert Barrows r, 508
*Samuel C. Smith r, 516
Benjamin F. Bennett p, 41
Niles Potter p, 41
Board of Relief:
John Hickey d, 364
*Martin Flint d, 367
*Silas F. Loomer r, 508
*Thomas R. Congdon r, 516
Edmund Crane p, 39
Joel Fox p, 40
Henry N. Wales d, 434
*John D. Wheeler r, 449
John G. Mitchell p, 34
Henry N. Wales d, 410
*John D. Wheeler r, 451
John G. Mitchell p, 35
Registrar of Births, Marriages and Deaths:
Henry N. Wales d, 430
*John D. Wheeler r, 469
John G. Mitchell p, 35
Andrew W. Loomis d, 354
E. Harlow Holmes r d, 362
*Edwin H. Hall Jr., r, 522
*Alonzo B. Green r, 513
William Dodge p, 41
Benoni Bates p, 39
Asher B. Holmes d, 365
Charles T. Barstow d, 362
Martin Flint d, 364
Thomas Ashton d, 363
Joel W. Webb d, 367
Giles H. Alford d, 353
*Edwin E. Burnham r, 510
*William Swift r, 519
*Roderick Davision r, 512
*William B. Hawkins r, 517
*John B. Johnson r, 518
*John F. Carey r, 515
Joel Fox p, 39
John A. Conant p, 39
George Lathrop p, 40
Wm. W. White p, 39
Wm. W. Nichols p, 39
George B. Abbott p, 39
Henry Page d, 359
Charles H. Bailey d, 301
William C. Backus d, 359
George T. Spafford d, 361
John F. Hennessy d, 359
George B. McCracken d, 364
Almedee Newhouse d, 360
*Alonzo B. Green r, 511
*Chas. T. Brown r, 526
*Thomas Foran r, 551
*Dwight A. Lyman r, 516
*Samuel C. Flint r, 519
*J. Dwight Willis r, 516
Thomas A. Greene p, 38
Clark O. Terry p, 39
Willard D. Pember p, 39
Delos W. Conant p, 40
Wm. Dodge p, 41
Benoni Bates p, 39
Wm. W. Nicholas p, 39
Registrars of Voters:
*Charles S. Bliven d, 364
*John G. Keigwin r, 517
W.D. Pember p, 39
Treasurer Town Deposit Fund:
Chester Tilden d, 351
*William C. Jillson r, 514
John A. Conant p, 41
*E.H. Holmes Jr., d, 366
Asher B. Holmes d, 363
*Marcus L. Tryon r, 518
*Albert Barrows r, 512
Chas. F. Merrill p, 40
D.P. Leavitt p, 43
*Thomas J. Kelly d, 353
*George W. Burnham r, 54
Joel Fox p, 39
Treasurer Sinking Fund:
Henry N. Wales d, 365
*John D. Wheeler r, 512
John A. Conant p, 38
Justices of the Peace:
*John L. Hunter d, p, r, 823
*Geo. W. Melony d, p, r, 820
*Huber Clark, d, p, r, 813
*John M. Hall d, p, r, 820
*Geo. A. Conant, d, p, r, 835
*Andrew J. Bowen k, p, r, 833
*Elliott B. Sumner d, p, r, 823
*William Swift r, 451
*E.L. Burnham r, 452
*Guilford Smith r, 452
*I.C. Bugbee r, 452
*A.B. Adams r, 453
*B.E. Smith r, 449
*James E. Hayden r, 450
*Lucius C. Kinne r, 452
*H.H. Fitch r, 453
*Ansel Arnold r, 452
*Charles Larrabee r, 450
*James Martin r, 453
*George Tiffany r, 452
Don F. Johnson, d, 329
Horace M. Chapman d, 342
Chester Tilden d, 331
Arthur P. Favroe d, 340
Albert L. Perry d, 343
Albert R. Morrison d, 330
Joseph A. Martin d, 342
James B. Robinson d, 342
Freeman D. Spencer d, 341
Amos H. Moore d, 342
Robert F. Stanton d, 342
Frank H. Blish d, 337
Joel Fox p, 47
Geo. B. Abbott p, 47
B.F. Bennett p, 47
W.D. Pember p, 46
W.W. Nicholas p, 47
W.W. White p, 47
George Lathrop p, 47
J.A. Lewis p, 47
Niles Potter p, 47
Edmund Crane p, 47
1579. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: The Elections.
Selectmen - Charles Bennett, Geo. Tillinghast, reps.; Jirah Hyde, dem.
Town Clerk - Wm. S. Adams, rep.
Constitutional Amendment - No, 27 majority
Selectmen - Geo. F. Marcy, Chas. Robinson, rep.; D.C. Talbot, dem.
Town Clark - James Morgan, rep.
Selectman - Wm. F. Gates, Erastus S. Geer, rep.; Norton B. Loomis, Marcus
M. Hazen, dems.
Town Clerk - Walter G. Kingsley rep.
License - No Vote.
Constitutional Amendment - Yes, 102; no, 23
Selectmen - R.J. Brophy, Dennis J. Shahan, dems; R.A. Pattey, rep.
Town Clerk - Charles Wales, dem.
License, 122; no license, 59.
Constitutional amendment - Yes, 65; no 105
Selectmen - Capt. J.N. Felton, rep.; Demas Carrier, R.R. Carrington, dems.
Town Clerk - George D. Bingham, citizens ticket.
Town Treasurer - Wm. B. Otis, citizens ticket.
License, 207, no license, 130
Constitutional Amendment - Yes, 338; no, 21
Selectmen - William C. Smith, James L. Austin, reps.; Henry Bellows, dem.
Town Clerk - Samuel G. Hartshorn, rep.
Lincense, 49; no license, 32.
Constitutional Amendment - Yes 49, no 5.
Selectmen - Thos. W. Williams, Chas. P. Grosvenor, reps.; Luther A. Day,
Town Clerk - Edward P. Hayward, rep.
Constitutional Amendment - Yes, 48; no, 24
Selectmen - S.B. Sprague, R.T. Haskins, reps.; C.A. Brown, dem.
Town Clark - Wm. F. Palmer, rep.
License, 42; no license 48.
Constitutional Amendment - Yes, 38; no, 27.
Selectmen - David Greenslit, David P. Weaver, reps.; Jirah F. Hyde, dem.
Town Clerk - Wm. H. Burnham, rep.
Constitutional Amendment - Yes, 39; no, 12
Selectmen - Alfred Walker, Thomas F. Dunham, dems.; Philo Walker rep.
Town Clerk - Davis A. Baker, dem.
Selectmen - H.C. Gardiner, C.E. Main, citizens; J.C. Tanner, rep.
Town Clerk - C.E. Potter, citizens
Constitutional Amendment - Yes, 62; no, 57.
Selectmen - Henry Trowbridge, E.G. Harris, reps.; S.O. Bown, dem.
Town Clerk - Joseh D. Barrows, rep.
License, 90; no license 47.
Constitutional Amendment - Yes, 32; no, 40
Selectmen - Alex M. Bancroft, Henry T. Child, reps.; O.E. Lombard, dem.
Town Clerk - Huber M. Gifford rep.
Constitutional Amendment - Yes, 81; no, 35
Selectmen - Russell Hill, William Vaughn, reps; James L. Young, dem.
Town Clerk - Silas J. Matteson, rep.
License, 76; no license 55.
Constitutional Amendment - Yes, 53; no, 30.
Selectmen - Augustus Houghton, Orrin Morse, reps; Otis Fisher, dem.
Town Clerk - James W. Manning, rep.
License 278; no license, 270
Constitutional Amendment - Yes 312; no 80
Selectmen - Martin V. B. Brainard, rep; John A. Coggeshall, dem.; tie on
the third selectman.
Town Clerk - Henry A. Baker, rep.
Constitutional Amendment - Yes 102; no 37.
Selectmen - George Loring, Daniel Spalding, Sanford G. Gray, reps; Thomas
A. Tiffany, John Allen, dems.
A majority of 28 against license.
For Town Clerk - Kinney, dem., 238; Rude, rep., 206
Selectmen - Newton, dem., 250; McKinney, dem., 228; Elazeer, rep., 215;
Leonard, rep., 190
The vote in the Second district increases the democratic majority to about fifty.
The constitutional amendment had 16 majority
Selectmen - Geo. H. Nichols, Alonzo O. Woodward, reps.; Marvin E. Bixby,
Town Clerk - James N. Kingsbury.
Constitutional Amendment - Yes 143; no 85
Selectmen - Cornelius Murphy, James H. Giddings, dems.
Town Clerk - Henry Lyon, dem.
License 0; no license, 3.
Constitutional Amendment - Yes, 20; no 35
Selectmen - John S. Searls, Wm. H. Cutler, reps; Elias h. Main, dem.
Town Clerk - Clarence A. Potter, rep.
Constitutional Amendments - Yes, 44; no 42.
Selectmen - Ezekiel R. Burlingame, Albert W. Greenslitt, Lorenzo M.
Kennedy, reps; Edwin A. Hill, Frank P. Warren, dems.
Town Clerk - Charles H. Keach, rep.
License, 230; no license, 326
Constitutional Amendment - Yes, 210; no, 91.
Merrick Barton, David Nichols, reps; George Martin, dem.
Town Clerk - J.W. Lincoln, rep.
Constitutional Amendment- Yes, 15 majority.
1580. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: The Fair. The Willimantic fair association had a magnificent success on their second annual meeting. The exhibition was well worthy of the patronage bestowed. .The large number and fine quality of neat stock exhibited by Augustus Storrs, Storrs Agricultural school, Messrs. Rosebrooks of Mansfield, the fine herd from O.S. Chaffee & Son of Chaffeeville, C.H. Pendleton and R.S. Haskins of Scotland, A.P. Smith, Avery Bro's and C.H .Peckham of Lebanon, also the town teams from Hampton, Hebron, Lebanon and Windham were very fine...In the class for pairs of draft horses, Mr. Frank Ford's fine pair had no competition, while in the class for single draft horses there was a fine exhibition of merit, but only three competitors...There were a good many fine articles entered for exhibition, but not for premiums. Mrs. Holland and daughter, Miss Winnie Dimmock, Miss Brainard, Mrs. Bartlett and to many others to mention, had gems in fancy needle work and embroidery. Among the exhibits in a show case was a very noticeable one by Mrs. G.H. Purinton...Another case deserves special mention and contained articles of rare merit contributed for exhibition by Miss Brainard, Miss Nellie B. Phelps, Mis Hattie B. Phelps, Miss Hattie G. Brainard, Miss Mary E. Risley, Miss Ella M. Bently, Miss Myra B. Martin and others. Miss Addie L. Alford had one of the finest exhibits taken as a whole of any one lady as it reached several departments...The millinery department was very nicely represented by Mrs. McAvoy and Mrs. Trowbridge..In dry goods Mr. H.C. Murray as usual, gave just such a display as a thorough going business man like him would be expected to..There were four entries in the foot race of one half mile. R.J. Murphy, Rockville was the winner, O.L. Phillips, 2d, Dwight Lyons, Eastford 3d...Other bicycle races resulted as follows: Geo. L. McAvoy 1st, Winnie Warner, 2d, Fred Townsend 3d, Charles Backus 4th. No time given. Warner started out in the lead and held it until the homestretch when McAvoy who had been saving his strength, made a gallant spurt and won amidst the cheers of the spectators by about the length of his machine. W.C. Tracy won the other race with J. Smith 2d, H.A. Adams 3d, C.N. Clark 4th and E.P. Butler, So. Windham 5th. Time one-half mile, 1:56.
[following winners condensed to just names and entries]:
R.T. Haskins, Scotland, Jersey bull
J.W. Congdon, Hampton, Jersey bull
Chaffee & Son, Mans'd, Jersey bull
A.P. Smith, Lebanon, Jersey bull
C.H. Peckham, Lebanon, Jersey bull
R.T. Haskins, Scotland, Jersey bull calf
Chaffee & Son, Mans'd, Jersey bull calf
M.M. Welch, N. Windham, Jersey cow
G. Spafford, [of either N. Windham or Windham] Jersey cow
Chaffee & Son, Mans'd, Jersey cow
A.P. Smith, Lebanon, Jersey cow
R.T. Haskins, Scotland, Jersey cow
R.J. Nichols, Hampton, Jersey cow
Chaffee & Son, Mansfield, Jersey calf
M. Rourke, Chaplin, Jersey calf
A.P. Smith, Lebanon, Jersey herd
Chaffee & Son, Mans'd, young Jerseys
A. Storrs, Mansfield, Short Horns, cows, heifers & bull
C. Larrabee, Jr., Windham, Short Horn milk heifer
C. Larrabee, Jr., Windham, Short Horn bull
A. Storrs, Mansfield, Short Horn herd
Storrs Agricultural school, Short Horn herd
C.H. Pendleton, Scot'd, herd Devons
P.H. Peterson, Cov'try, Devon bull
C.H. Pendleton, Scot'd, Devon bull
J.L. Backus, Chaplin, Devon bull
C.H. Pendleton, Scot'd, Devon bull calf
C.S. Turner, Chaplin, Devon bull calf
C.H. Pendleton, Scot'd, Devon cows & heifers
C.S. Turner, Chaplin, Devon heifer
F.H. Andrews, S. W'stock, Devon heifer
C.S. Turner, Chaplin, Devon heifer calf
C.H. Pendleton, Scot'd, Devon heifer calf
J.B. Palmer, Lisbon, Guernsey cow
H. Larrabee, Windham, Ayrshire bull & heifer
G.S. Manley, Wind'm, Swiss bull & heifer
[following 11 people are for Native Grade & Crossbreed]
Avery Bro's, Lebanon, bull
E.F. Burgess, Lebanon, bull
C.L. Briggs, Lebanon, bull
I.G. Larkin, Lebanon, calf
L.T. Button, Hampton, cow
C.H. Peckham, Lebanon, cow
A.P. Smith, Lebanon, cow
Avery Bro's, Lebanon, heifer
H. Larrabee, Wind'm, heifer
W. & J.E. Hayden, Willim'c, calf
C.H. Pendleton, Scotland, calf
A.B. Green, Willim'c, Welch cow
R.W. Storrs, Mansfield, working oxen
H. Page, Windham, working oxen
C. Rosebrooks, Mans'd, working oxen
H. Kenyon, Hampton, working oxen
R.W. Storrs, Mansfield, working oxen
A.J. Greenslit, Hampton, working oxen
F.L. Spencer, Lebanon, working oxen
W.H. Gardner, Mansfield, working oxen
H. Page, Windham, working oxen
F.L. Spencer, Lebanon, working oxen
J.F. Hyde, Hampton, working oxen
J.A. Pendleton, Lebanon, working oxen
H. Kenyon, Hampton, working oxen
J.F. Hyde, Hampton, working oxen
A. Storrs, Mansfield, steer
C.L. Briggs, Lebanon, steer
F.R. Post, Gilead, pair fat oxen
J.S. Wells, Hebron, pair fat oxen
L. Bosworth, Eastford, fat animal
A. Storrs, Mans'd, trained steers
C.H. Pendleton, Scot'd, trained steers
W.B. Gallup, Chaplin, L W ram
S.B. Sprague, Soct'd, L W ram & flock
W.B. Gallup, Chaplin, flock
J.W. Griggs, Chaplin, F W ram
A.J. Greenslit, Hampton, F W ram
J.W. Griggs, Chaplin, ewes & lamb
S.B. Sprague, Scot'd, lamb
J.W. Griggs, Chaplin, 3 ewe lambs
I.G. Larkin, Lebanon, 3 ewe lambs
C. Larrabee, B boar
G.A. Tracy,, Lebanon, J R sows
C. Larrabee Jr., B sow & pigs
G.A. Tracy, Lebanon, J R sows
W.C. Jillson, Willi'c, J R sows
J. Leaach, Wind'm, C W sow & pigs
J.B. Palmer, Lisbon B M and colt
R.J. Nichols, Hampton, B M and colt
Wm. F. Gates, Lebanon, B M and colt
J.B. Palmer, Lisbon, colt
C.E. Peck, N. Wind'm, colt
D. Wilson, Scotland, colt
M. Rourke, Chaplin, colt
R. Webster, Lebanon, colt
W.F. Gates, Lebanon, colt
A. Hoxie, Lebanon, colt
C.H. Pellett, Westminster, colt
L.H. Leonard, Hebron, colt
J.F. Mason, Lebanon, colt
S.A. Peckham, Lebanon, colt
Johnson & Williams S W colt
H.M. Porter, Hebron pr colts disc
D. Ward, stallion
Johnson & Williams, stallion
L. Searls, Brooklyn, stallion
J. Tucker, Columbia, stallion
R.J. Nichols, Hampton, stallion
L. Bosworth, Eastford, stallion
J.B. Palmer, Lisbon, matched horses
C.B. Wheatley, Wauregan, matched horses
F. Ford, Windham pr draught horses special
W.C. Latimer, S. Coventry, S horse
Lincoln & Boss, Willi'c, S horse
F.H. Andrews, N Wood'k, fowls, peafowls, rabbit
N.P. Perkins, Mans'd, fowls, peafowls
I.G. Larkin, Lebanon, turkeys
A.L. Cranston, Willi'c, Eng'h comars
W.E. Gray, Willi'c, fowls, pigeons, doves, African parrot, opposum
J.H. Steadman, Lebanon, fowls
R. Hooper, Willi'c, fowls
W.C. Fuller, Willi'c, coll vegetables
W.F. Gates, Lebanon, coll onions
J. Westcott, Pomfret, carrots
J.D. Leach, Willi'c, cabbage
W.C. Fuller, Willi'c, savoy special
N.P. Perkins, Mans'd, coll squash
John Ives, Willi'c, celery
W.C. Fuller, Willi'c, celery special
N.P. Perkins, Mans'd, watermelons
D.W. Fisk, S. Coventry, M squash
H. Larrabee, Wind'm, var potatoes
W.B. Gallup, Chaplin, var potatoes
P.H. Peterson, S. Cov'y, seedlings
D.W. Fisk, S. Coventry, beet
W.A. Fuller, Lebanon, late beet
J.A. Brown, Ashford, late beet
W.B. Gallup, Chaplin, round turnip
D.W. Fisk, S. Coventry, French turnip
H.E. Williams, French turnip
N.P. Perkins, Mans'd, B beet
N.P. Perkins, Mans'd, L marigolds
W.C. Fuller, Willi'c, tomatoes
F.C. Lummis, Chaplin, lima beans
L.H. Cross, Mansfield, pole beans
W.C. Fuller, Willi'c, peppers
N.P. Perkins, Mans'd, Y G marigolds
Mrs. E.S. Page, Willi'c, brown bread
Miss F. Wilbur, Windham, brown bread
Mrs. S.B. Sprague, Scot'd, brown bread
Mrs. E.W. Latham, Wind'm, rye bread
Mrs. S. Hyde, Franklin, rye bread
Mrs. A. Hammond, Willi'c, W bread
Mrs. N. Melony, Willi'c, W bread
Mrs. E.W. Latham, Wind'm, W bread
Miss Alice Burnham, special
Mrs. J.A. Brown, Ashford, butter
Mrs. I.G. Larkin, Lebanon, butter
Mrs. D.A. Griggs, Chaplin, butter
Mrs. W.A. Fuller, Lebanon, honey
S.E. Perkins, Mansfield, honey
Mrs. E.W. Latham, Wind'm, C goods
Mrs. H. Champlin, Columbia, C goods
F. Whittemore, canned goods
O. Blanchette, Willi'c, best coll cake dip ma
G.H. Alford, Willi'c, horse hoe
H.B. Frink, Col'bia, H steel harrow
Betts Fencing Co. wire and picket fence
G.W. Grant, Willi'c, wagon jack
R. Burgess, Lebanon, bureau creamery
J.B. Ensworth, Scotland, horse power ensilage cutter and power wood saw
C.H.K. Risley, Willi'c, driving horse
N.P. Williams, Lebanon, driving horse
Dr. Coburn, Brooklyn, driving horse
M.E. Lincoln, Willi'c, family horse
Wm. Mason, Lebanon, family horse
A.C. Deming, Ham'n, family horse
D.E. Potter, Willi'c, fancy M horses
J.P. Palmer, Lisbon, fancy M horses
A.R. Burnham, Willi'c, fancy M horses
W.B. Gallup, Chaplin, pop corn
P. Willis, N. Windham, popcorn
H. Champlin, Col'bia, buckwheat
D.W. Fiske, S. Cov'try, buckwheat
P.H. Peterson, Cov'try, spring wheat
L.H. Cross, Mans'd, spring wheat
J.S. Wells, Hebron, winter wheat
A. Potter, Willi'c, field corn
P.H. Peterson, S. Cov'try, oats
D.W. Fiske, S. Cov'try, oats & winter rye
W.C. Jillson, Willi'c, A field beans
D.W. Fiske, S. Cov'try, A field beans
P. Willis, N. Windham, 15 var apples
J.H. Townsend, Col'bia, var apples
I.G. Larkin, Lebanon, var apples
J. Hutchins, Col'bia, var apples
J.H. Moulton, Willi'c, var apples
D.W. Fiske, S. Cov'try, Roxbury russet, greenings apples
S.O. Hatch, S. Wind'm, crab apples
S.N. Hyde, crab apples
H.B. Frink, Columbia, Gravensteins & R I greenings
W.A. Fuller, Lib'y Hill, York pippins, Northern Spy
W. Reynolds, Mans'd, Peck's Pleasant
A. Brown, Col'a, Cogswell pearmains
G.W. Morgan, Col'a, coll apples special
J.H. Townsend, Col'a, apples
A. Brown, Col'a, apples
W. & J.E. Hayden, Will'c coll pears, bartletts
S.B. Sprague, Scotland, bartletts
W. & J.E. Hayden, Will'c, Seckels
G.W. Burnham, Willi'c, Sheldon
A.T. Fowler, Willi'c, pears special
J.M. Alpaugh, Willi'c, Duchess
J. Smith, Willi'c, Sackels special
J.M. Alpaugh, Willi'c, Goodals
W.H.H. Bingham, Willi'c, pears special
W. & J.E. Hayden, Willi'c, coll grapes
W. Lillie, 2 baskets grapes
J. Moll, Columbia, quinces
S.S. Isham, Columbia, quinces
Clark & Moriarty, coll stoves
A.W. Bill, stoves
W.N. Potter, coll boots
E.T. Hamlin, boots
Little & Lyman, boots
J. Clune, boots
A.S. Turner, druggists' supplies
A.C. Andrew, home organs
Mrs. M.G. Clark, Willi'c, pot plants, floral design, basket flowers, roses,
Mrs. W.F. Storrs, Mans'd, wild flowers
Miss M.E. Alford, Mans'd, wild flowers
Mrs. E.W. Latham, wild flowers
Mrs. S. Hyde, Franklin, dahlias
Mrs. P. Willis, N. Wind'm, dahlias
Mrs. S. Hyde, Franklin, wild flowers
Mrs. D.E. Potter, air plant
A.R. Burnham, carriages
N.A. Stearns, single harness
J.C. Lincoln, carpets, furniture
D.C. Barrows, jewelry & plated ware
H.C. Murray, dry and fancy goods
Mrs. E.F. Trowbrdige, millinery
Mrs. J.A. McAvoy, millinery
Miss Addie B. Stanley, silk embroidery
Mrs. G.H. Allen, silk embroidery
Miss Ella M. Bently, silk embroidery
Mrs. E.S. Page, bed quilt
Miss M.A. Dennis
Mrs. A.W. Hempsted, special
Mrs. A.P. Benner, hearth rugs
Mrs. Willis Barrows, rugs
Mrs. L.M. Sessions, hearth rugs
Mrs. Stowel Lindoln, hearth rugs
Mrs. W.J. Atkins, fancy work
B.F. Bennett case birds special
Miss Lulu Hills, outline work
Miss Augusta Stapling, tray cloth
Mrs. Sarah E. Green, curiosities
Miss Minnie Lynch, crochet work.
Miss May Dennis, crochet work
Mrs. E.S. Littlefield, appliqué
Miss Addie L. Alford, macramé lace
Miss Grace W. Stanley, macramé lace
Miss B.D. Wheaton, point lace
Miss E.M. Bentley, sofa pillows
Mrs. G.W. Burnham, sofa pillows
Mrs. W.H. Yeomans, chair covers
Mis Grace W. Stanley, chair covers
Mrs. V.A. Bartlett, table covers
Miss Carrie Glidden, table covers
Mrs. L.A. Gardner, pillow shams
Miss Lena B. Chappell, darned lace
Mrs. Alonzo Little, rag carpets
Mrs. G.C. Kingsbury, rag carpets
Mrs. G.H. Allen, silk bedquilts
Mrs. M.P. Coleman, silk bedquilts
Miss Mary E. Pomeroy, silk bedquilts
Alma Auburton, fancy knitting
Mrs. S.J. Miller, fancy knitting
Miss Florence Sumner, shelf lam'n
Mrs. G.C. Martin, shelf lam'n
Miss Addie Alford, pin cushion
Miss Ella A. hall, gloves and wristers
Rev. S.R. Free coll coins
Mrs. G.H. Purinton, embroidery and fancy work in case
A.S. Turner, Willi'c, paints
J. Flour, horse shoes
C.E. Sweet, Columbia, scrap book
P. Willis, N. Windham, husk mattress, clothes horse
N.A. Stearns, Willi'c, trunks
P, Rocket, Willi'c, hand pr'ng press
A. Chapman, Willi'c, fold clo's frame
A.P. Benner, Willi'c, rubber pump, Venetian Blind, Bronze M work
T.C. Aurelio, Willi'c, brooms
C.R. Utley, Willi'c, Stationery
Mrs. N.F. Whitcomb, decorate china
R.B. Edwards, ancient bible
A. Windsor, Willi's, horn cornucopia
Mrs. Jane Holland, Willimantic, exhibition of decorated ware
Eddie Stanley, age 12, writing
G.M. Potter, age 11, writing
Gertie Barrows, 8 years, writing
Louis B. Lincoln, 8 years, writing
Albert Colgrove, writing
Hattie Fuller, writing
Alice L. Burnham, writing
Addie L. Alford, oil painting
C.H. Townsend, photographs
Addie L. Alford, pencil drawing
Rose Standish, pencil drawing
Vera A. Bartlett, paint on plush
Carrie B. Glidden, paint on satin
Mrs. S.N. Hyde, afghan
Mrs. D. H. Clark, afghan
Mrs. J.D .Blanchette, afghan
Mrs. Fanny E. Barrows, afghan
Mrs. G.H. Allen, afghan
J.G. Martin, lap robe
Miss E.F. Johnson, slippers
Mrs. E.F. Littlefield, tidies
Mrs. Mary W. Peckham, tidies
Miss Josie M.L. Brown, tidies
1581. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: North Windham.
The recent proposition of changing the town line between
Mansfield and Windham was pleasing to the Mansfield people in this
village. None of us whether residents of that town or Chaplin would
object to being annexed to Windham and this is said with due respect
to the good old towns both of which offer many inducements to settle
in their respective centers.
1582. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Columbia.
Mrs. J.E.H. Gates has been spending a couple of weeks with friends in New London accompanied by Mrs. Marshall Holbrook who remained a few days.
A.H. Fox has removed the wall at the west side of his yard, greatly improving the appearance of his premises.
Mrs. N.H. Clark has been very ill from the effects of a severe lung cold, but is now convalescent.
Uncle Sam Brown is among his friends again for a few days, and all enjoy his presence.
J.E.H. Gates purchased a new horse and buggy in Hartford and his presence on our streets indicates his enjoyment of the same.
Judge Dwight Loomis and daughter were in town over the Sabbath.
James R. Jewett has presented the free library a fine
eight day calendar clock. This gift will be highly prized by the
librarian, as the reading public can in a glance at this time piece
tell when the time for closing has come and if anyone is a trifle
tardy cannot question the correctness of his time.
him. Mr. Fox is as comfortable as can be expected under
the circumstances, but fears are entertained by his attendants of
inflammation in his side and internal injuries and his advanced age
renders his situation more serious.
1583. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Willington.
Wm. L. Kelsey, M.D., will be succeeded by Dr. Wilson of New Jersey. The former goes to Texas, where he will make the treatment of the eye a specialty. Dr. Kelsey will leave in about two weeks, after that can be found or addressed at Old Saybrook, Ct., where he will be pleased to see or hear from his old friends and patients. Dr. Kelsey is a member in good standing of the state and county medical societies, also of Uriel Lodge, F. & A.M., No. 24.
1584. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Wormwood Hill.
It is rumored that the connection between the Rev. Mr. Beach of North Mansfield and the church at that place has been dissolved, and that Mr. Beach has removed or is about to remove to Chaplin, where he has purchased for himself a residence. The object of this change is a mystery to outsiders, many of whom entertain a high regard for Mr. Beach, and their best wishes accompany him to his new home. Mr. Beach was interested in the educational interests of our town; was a member of the school board, and acting school visitor for several years, and in this capacity he will be greatly missed.
Doc. Hamlin and some friends from Willimantic came up here last Saturday evening for the purpose of raiding on the coons. But the rain and bad weather necessarily limited the hunt, so that the Doc. (who never gets skunked) succeeded in bagging only one. However he ways he shall try the thing over, and speak for better weather the next time.
George Parker lost his horse from colic last Saturday. The loss falls quite heavily on Mr. Parker as he is a cripple, and this horse, a good family beast, was indispensable to him as a means of getting about and attending to his business.
1585. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Andover.
Our town election passed off very quietly and resulted in the election of the entire Democratic ticket. The following are the principal officers elected: town clerk and treasurer, E.H. Cook; selectmen, R.E. Phelps, Walter Abbey and A.P. Lathrop; assessors, D.E. Webster, Andrew Phelps and E.D. Post; board of relief, C.F. Johnson, Wm. C. White and S.H. Daggett; school visitors E.D. White and C.L. Backus; registrars of voters J.H. Marsh, W.A. Brown; constables, J.H. Arnold, Geo. B. Kenyon, L.C. Webster, M.P. Clyde, Joseph Wellwood, C.W. Johnson, A.E. Post; Grand Jurors, M.S. Topliff, P.F. Parker, Ransford Button, E.L. Perkins, D.E. Webster, Walter Abbey; auditors W.C.
White, E.P. Skinner; collector, L.C. Webster; justices of the peace, M.P. Yeomans, R.E. Phelps, Andrew Phelps, H.F. Standish, J.H. Arnold and J.S. Topliff.
The question of enlarging one of our old cemeteries or of establishing a new one came before the meeting. Judge Gurley Phelps, Philo Parker, Walter Abbey and R.E. Phelps were appointed a committee to report upon the subject to an adjourned meeting to be held Oct. 18th.
1586. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: The friends and parishioners of Rev. C. N. Nichols of Martha's vineyard gathered at the parsonage in large numbers on Thursday evening Oct. 3, bringing with them many and valued gifts in money and other things. This is the second visit of the kind he has received since he commenced his labors with this people. He has large congregations.
1587. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Married.
Barrett - Ayer - In Willimantic Oct.4, by Rev. S.R. Free, Edward M. Barrett of Jewett City, to Flora A. Ayer of Willimantic.
Hatheway - Moulton - In Windham Oct. 7, by Rev. W.S. Kelsey, Amos L. Hatheway of Boston, to Cora L. Moulton of Windham.
1588. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Died.
Chipman - In Willimantic Oct. 1st, John C. Chipman; aged 75 years. Oct. 21,
Daniel, son of Patrick Hurlebe; aged 10 months.
Elliott - In Windham Oct. 3d, Charles H. Elliott; aged 22 years.
Wood - In Mansfield Oct 5, E.L. Wood; aged 70 years.
Fuller - In Coventry October 3, Everett A. Fuller; aged 70 years.
Taylor - In Lebanon Oct. 6, Prudence Taylor; aged 85 years, 8 months
Scott - In East Hampton, Oct 3, Mary, daughter of James Scott; aged 8 months.
1589. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Notice - This is to forbid anyone harboring or trusting my wife, Honora E. Manning on my account after this date. Andrew G. Manning. Canterbury, Ct., Oct. 2, '84
1590. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Notice - This is to forbid all persons harboring or trusting anyone on my account without a written order from me. Louis H.A. Taylor. Lebanon, Oct. 2 '84.
1591. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Mansfield.
Dr. E.G. Sumner and his daughter, Mary started for Dayton, Ohio, Tuesday. Miss Mary is to remain in Dayton for a few months, and the Doctor goes to St. Louis to visit a sick brother, expecting to return the last of this month. Mrs. Soloman and her son, who have been spending the summer at the Doctor's, return with them to their home in Dayton.
Town meeting on Monday was not very fully attended, the highest vote polled being for Joseph M. Merrow for selectman; 126. J.P. Barrows was re-elected selectman, receiving 93 votes. Samuel D. Yeomans received 83 votes against 76 for Darwin Read. Joseph B. Merrow, E.B. Smyth and Wm. Reynolds were appointed a committee to confer with the water commissioners of Willimantic in relation to flowing the highway southerly of E.G. Sumner's residence and report to a future meeting. Judge R.W. Storrs was re-elected town clerk and treasurer, and Andrew W. Grant and George W. Merrow constables and collectors. Wm. B. Crane presided as chairman of the meeting, and parliamentary rules
were studiously adhered to, and excellent order was maintained to the end.
1592. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Notice - The Registrars of Voters hereby give notice that they will meet at the Selectmen's room in Hayden Block, Willimantic, on Friday October 24th A.D. 1884, for correction and revision of Registry list. Such additions and revisions will be made as provided in section 10th of the laws of 1877 and amended thereto. John G. Keigwin, Patrick Cunningham, Registrars of Voters.
1593. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Art Needle Work. Mrs. O.M.C. Holman, of Boston will give instruction in Kensington, Japanese, Bullion, Russian, Ribbon, Mexican, Macrame, French and Lace embroideries. Work commenced, and orders filled for stamping. Terms: 75 cents per lesson, or 7 lessons for $5.00. For further particulars enquire at Mrs. Vera A. Bartlett's Millinery Store, Main St., Willimantic.
1594. TWC Wed Oct 8, 1884: Wanted. - A Girl for General Housework. Dumont Kingsley.
1595. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: About Town.
Rev. E.P. Armstrong will preach at the church in North Windham at 2 p.m., next Sunday.
Prof. D.G. Lawson arrived from Europe Wednesday and is paying old acquaintances in this village a brief visit.
Another party of Gipsys have struck the town and camped on the Windham road near the "Maple house."
Nelson Gilman is on a three weeks visit to Montreal and Quebec and will leave one of his sons at St. Mary's college in the latter city.
Dr. F.O. Bennett has been confined to his house with a severe attack of rheumatism. Dr. T.R. Parker has the care of his patients.
There will be evening service with sermon at St. Paul's church Windham, next Sunday at 2 p.m., conducted by the Rev. Richard C. Searing.
It is rumored that detectives with a strong clue are in town, engaged in working up the Lebanon murder case, in which Harvey Chappell was the victim.
The marriage of Mr. Charles L. Boss of this village to Miss Nellie L. Grace of New London occurred at the home of the bride's parents in that city last Thursday.
Isaac Sanderson opened on Saturday the corner store in the Brainard house block with a stock of robes, blankets, harness and a general line of horse equipments.
1596. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: The democratic probate convention met at the Cleveland and Hendricks club room last Saturday and made unanimous choice of Henry N. Wales, as democratic candidate for this district.
1597. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: The. W.G. & A.R. Morrison machine company are working but eight hours a day, and the silk mills of O.S. Chaffee & Son in this village have reduced their working hours to the same number.
1598. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: The gunning season is now fully developed and the enthusiastic sportsman is everywhere confronted with the warning "all persons are forbidden hunting or trespassing on these premises under penalty of the law," but he can't read.
1599. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: The democrats of Lebanon raised their flag last evening with appropriate ceremonies and speeches, and the friends of the cause in Columbia will do the same next Friday evening. Hon. James P. Pigott will deliver the address.
1600. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: A railing has been erected on the west side of Bridge street to guard the sluiceway which has been a danger to travelers for the last forty years. Nobody was ever injured there, but there was a very inviting chance for an accident there.
1601. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: Geo. A. Tracy will sell at public auction next Monday at 10 o'clock, on his farm in Lebanon, on account of the burning of his barn, 8 cows, 3 yearling heifers, all high grade alderney; 1 bull, 1 pair heavy cattle, 1 top buggy, 1 Concord buggy, 1 bob sleigh, 1 wheel horse rake and 5 cosset sheep. Part of the cows are farrow and part come in the spring, all now giving milk. Sale positive rain or shine.
1602. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: The Norwich fire department was called to a curious fire on last Friday morning in the engine house at the New London Northern railroad station. The cab of the locomotive Willimantic was found to be ablaze. It is believed that there was an explosion of coal gas in the furnace which drove the flame into the cab. All the glass was burst clean out of the sashes, the dial glasses of the steam and air gauges were shivered and the whole set afire. The wooden knobs of the steam-cocks were burned off, spouts of oil cans melted away, and all the woodwork charred.
1603. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: "Up in the Twenty-fourth senatorial district, many republicans are talking of running John R. Champlin of Willington for senator. Mr. Champlin is a well-known and popular man. It would be hard to name a candidate with fewer elements of weakness and more of strength." Says the Norwich Bulletin. It is understood that the editor of our watered joint-stock contemporary furnishes the news for this locality to the down stream daily, and it is believed here that he really wants Champlin nominated instead of Mr. J.D. Chaffee because the former owns more of the watered stock of his paper. But, as we have said before, Mr. Chaffee is likely to be the next senator from that district, if a republican is elected.
1604. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: The annual parade of the Willimantic fire department takes place next Saturday afternoon. .. Marshall - Thomas Ashton. Aide - Herbert Sanderson,, Charles Dimmick. Fire Police. South Windham Band. Chief Engineer and Assistants. Visiting Engineers. Excelsior Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1. A.R. Morrison, Foreman. Alert Hose Company No. 1. Charles Leonard, Foreman. Montgomery Hose Co. No. 2. Thomas Burke, Foreman. Carriages containing the Borough Officials. Per Order, C.S. Billings, Chief.
1605. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: The sixty-first annual session of the state Baptist association was held in the First Baptist church Norwich on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week and about six hundred delegates were present. Among the speakers was Rev. G.W. Holman of this village who read a paper, Monday, on "The Law of the Mind, and its Harmony with the Claims of Religion" based on Romans viii: 23, and intended to show that the Christian religion is not repugnant to the laws of our nature.
1606. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: The Willimantic bicycle club held their first race meeting last Saturday at the fair grounds. The attendance was small and the track in poor condition, but the races were close and interesting. The ½ mile race was won by H.A. Adams, who took 2d and 3d heats with Joseph Smith a close 2d. Time 2:01, 2:01 ½, 2:09. Prizes, silver medal, 2d calendar clock. The mile race was won by Joseph Smith in 4:12, H.A. Adams 2d. Prize silver medal and clock. The 5 mile race was won by C.H. Townsend on a 45 inch pony Star in 24:31; H.A. Adams 2d. 1st prize, gold medal; 2d, silver medal. The 100 yard slow race was won by Winnie Warner; prize silver cup. Geo. L. McAvoy won both first prizes in the 1 mile and ½ mile races for boys, silver medals, also the mile race without hands. Jos. Smith captured a microscope as prize for the 1 mile ride and run. The program was carried out smoothly and promptly and the club deserved much better patronage in their efforts to please.
1607. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: About half past ten o'clock Sunday night a very bright reflection on the sky to the south-west of this village indicated that a large fire was prevailing and it proved to be the barn of George Tracy, just over the line into Lebanon. The barn and contents were completely destroyed. It contained about twenty-four tons of hay, a fine young horse just purchased by Mr. Tracy and three hogs. Mr. T. was not aware of the burning barn until he was called up by a neighbor and then the roof had fallen in .It was undoubtedly of incendiary origin, and on Monday he had arrested two subjects whom he had discharged from his employ last Saturday - Charles Dawley and John Wright. They were brought before Walter G. Kingsley, justice of the peace for Lebanon, and probable cause was found for binding the prisoners over to the superior court of New London county to the sum of $500 bonds each. The property had an insurance of between $700 and $800 in the Agricultural Insurance Co. Tracy claims a loss of nearly $2,000.
1608. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: Appointment of Post Surgeons. Adjutant Gen. Couch by general order 16, has appointed the following post surgeons in this part of the state: New London county - Francis N. Braman, New London; S.L. Sprague, Norwich; E. Frank Coates, Stonington; Seth L. Chase, Colchester; George W. Harris, Old Lyme; William Soule, Griswold; Edwin H. Knowles, North Stonington. Windham county - William A. Lewis, Plainfield; John B. Kent, Putnam; T. Morton Hills, Windham; Samuel Hutchings, Killingly; Lowell Holbrook, Thompson.
Tolland county - S.G. Risley, Vernon; C.B. Newton, Stafford; Henry S. Dean, Coventry; Frederick Johnson, Mansfield. The post surgeons will make exemptions strictly in accordance with orders of the surgeon general, and on Feb. 1, will report to him the names of all persons exempted by them, giving town and disability, and the names of all examined and not examined. All persons between the ages of 18 and 45 years, desiring exemption from military duty and commutation tax, by reason of mental or physical disability, must report to one of the post-surgeons for examination and if found exempt will be furnished with a certificate of exemption, to be filed by them with the selectmen of the town in which they are liable to enrollment. Those who were exempted by post-surgeons in 1878, 1879, 1880, 1881, 1882 and 1883, and the disability classed as permanent, will not be required to be examined again, unless by order of the surgeon general. Persons who neglect to file their certificate of exemption with the selectmen before the first day of February next will be debarred from exemption for the year.
1609. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: Adjourned Town Meeting. - About fifty electors gathered at the towwn hall last Monday afternoon to do the business which was omitted on election day. Gen. L.E. Baldwin was moderator and F.A. Sanderson acted as clerk. It was a field day for town meeting orators and they made the most of it. The first business was the choice of minor officers as follows: Director of Willimantic cemetery - James E. Hayden, S.F. Loomer, A.T. Fowler. Windham cemetery - William Swift, J.G. Martin. North Windham - F.D. Spencer, E.L. Burnham, Albert Harston. 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, James E. Hayden. Gaugers - J.W. Webb, C.E. Carpenter. Sealers of weights and measurers - A.T. Fowler, W.C. Woodworth. Haywards - J.G. Martin, H.H. Fitch, L.C. Kinne, Merrit M. Welch. Pound Keepers - H.H. Fitch, J.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. Braymann, C.S. Billings, M.E. Lincoln, Geo. F. Taylor, Geo. H. Purington, E.H. Holmes, Jr., F.H. Blish, F.M. Lincoln. It was voted to accept the selectmen's and treasurer's reports. Voted to rescind an old vote of the town which provides that no taxes shall become due until July 1, after the same has been laid. The matter now falls back on the statute laws, and leaves it discretionary with the collectors.
Voted to instruct the selectmen to petition the General Assembly to annex a part of Mansfield's territory to the town of Windham provided the former town acquiesce.
The matter of stating a salary for the selectmen provoked
quite a lengthy debate which was finally determined by fixing the
gross amount of $900 including the enrollment for military and commutation
tax divided as follows: $400 to first selectman, $100 to clerk of
board, the remainder to be divided between the other two as they
may agree. The tax levy was reduced one mill for the ensuing year,
and will be 8 mills on the dollar. 1 - 2 mill to be devoted to the
1610. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: Silver Wedding - The residence of Mr. and Mrs. Eleazer B. Crane, on Chestnut Hill, Mansfield, was the scene last Wednesday evening of a very enjoyable social incident. It was the twenty-fifth anniversary of their marriage and their neighbors and friends had arranged to celebrate the event by giving them a surprise. It caught the host perfectly unawares but to the hostess it was not unexpected. To the number of over one hundred the company swelled, and the evening was spent to a late hour in a very pleasant manner. The entertainment of the evening was interspersed with music, games and remarks by Rev. G.W. Holman and E.B. Sumner, Esq. After a bounteous collation the party inspected a long list of presents valuable and useful.
1611. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: Danielsonville.
The Democrats of Danielsonville had a gala day on the 10th, inst. The largest political gathering in this borough since the campaign began was on the occasion of the Flag raising by the democrats last Friday. The drum corps led the way from the democratic headquarters at Hyde's hall followed by the largest gathering during the political campaign, marched to the residence of Joseph K. Green and with appropriate ceremonies unfurled the American Flag bearing the names of Cleveland and Hendricks. Democrats in this vicinity and on the line of march greeted the democratic hosts with cheers, and tastefully illuminated their houses. From Mr. Green's the band and the concourse of people took up the line of march to the residence of Mr. Horace Butts in the eastern part of the borough, and here another flag was raised and saluted. The residences of Mr. Green and Mr. Butts were properly decorated with Chinese lanterns, in addition to liberal pyrotechnic display. Then the line of march was again formed and proceeded to near the residence of Mr. Orlando M. Tafft, near the Main street Railroad crossing where another flag was raised and saluted. These three fine flags were purchased, owned and put up individually, by Mr. Joseph K. Green, Mr. Horace Butts and Mr. Orlando M. Tafft, and much praise is due these active democrats for their liberality and efforts in behalf of democracy. These three flags with the conspicuous banner put up jointly by Dr. Perkins and Mr. Marshall P. Dowe are cheering evidences that the Democracy of Danielsonville are resolute, and active in behalf of their candidates. After these ceremonies were concluded, the company repaired to their hall and was addressed by Mr. Henry S. Stevenson, Dr. Perkins, M.P. Dowe, H.M. Arnold, Ruben Pilling. Take it all in all it was a complete success, and a very proper finishing of the successful work at our Killingly town meeting when three Democratic selectmen were chosen in this Egyptian stronghold of iron-clad republicanism.
1612. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: Dayville.
Dayville has been in days past regarded as a difficult, and almost dangerous place for a democrat to reside in, so fierce and unrelenting has been a would be public opinion. But it so happened under a kind Providence that a few good and true democrats conscious of right, and the justice of their cause, and having no fear of any political Herod, came to the front last Saturday, and for the first time in the history of this thriving village, raised a large and beautiful flag bearing the names of Cleveland and Hendricks. The largest concourse of people ever seen at any political gathering in this village was had on this occasion. A band of music gave interest to the occasion, and the enthusiasm of the democracy in this Chinese walled republican locality, told of better days to come. Much credit is due to Mr. H.H. Arnold, L.M. Kennedy and G.W. Webster for this successful result. Addresses were made by Mr. Henry S. Stevenson, Dr. Perkins and Mr. Reuben Pilling.
1613. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: North Windham.
Mr. Daniel K. Sweet, for several years resident of Willimantic, but now of this village is lying very ill with no hopes of his recovery.
Miss Anna J. Spencer is making an extended visit among friends in R.I., and Mass. She has taken a lovely time of the year for her visiting.
In consequence of the rain last Sabbath an audience failed to appear. Our people are not very zealous on a wet day. We hope Mr. Glidden will not be discouraged. There will be preaching next Sabbath at 2 o'clock p.m., the Rev. E.P. Armstrong speaker.
1614. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: Mr. Frank Allen has recently photographed the great boulder at Montville known as the Shehegan Rock, located southwest of the old Mohegan church. The rock is 45 feet high and its greatest length 70 feet. Ravages of time have told upon the rock and fragments lie about weighing many tons each. The largest is 60 feet long and about 12 feet thick and is estimated to weigh 1200 tons. No boulder was ever discovered to equal the Shehegan in size. Gov. Presscott of New Hampshire reported at the foot of Pawtuccaway mountain in Nettingham, a boulder known as Churchill Rock, which is 65 feet long, 40 feet wide and 50 feet high.
1615. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: Died.
Reynolds - In this village Oct. 6th, Ann Reynolds;
aged 7 weeks.
Squiers - In West Ashford Oct. 8th, Joseph Squiers; aged 46 years.
Post - In Andover Oct. 10th, Avelina S. Post; aged 67 years.
Mott - In Windham Oct. 11, William Mott.
Young - In Hampton Oct 14, William Young; aged 80 years.
1616. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: Terrible Suffering Among Mill Operatives. Norwich, Ct. Oct. 13 - The large Falls cotton mills of this place shut down over six weeks ago and will probably remain closed all winter. Between 400 and 500 operatives were thrown out, and six weeks idleness has reduced most of them to destitution. For a while they were allowed "trust" at the company's store, but lately that source of supply has been cut off. What they are to do they do not know. They have no means to migrate to other mill towns, and even if they had the universal stagnation throughout New England promises no benefit from the change. Rows of families are seen at the selectmen's office daily, many of the women and girls weeping as they apply for bread. In all the mill villages in New England the situation is pretty much the same. The help live from hand to mouth, and rarely save a dollar. When the mills shut down the operative is as helpless as a castaway in mid ocean. It is the opinion of an observer whose business has called him to all parts of New England that the coming winter will witness suffering among the working people unparalleled in the country's history.
1617. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: A Long Standing Nuisance. Waterbury, Ct. Oct. 13. The "naked man" a mysterious individual of this neighborhood, who has frightened women and children by his occasional sudden appearance to them while traveling along the Naugatuck river, south of this city, has been captured, and thus ended a mystery of many years. All previous efforts to capture the man or to discover his identity have failed, although the community was thoroughly aroused. He proved to be William Chatfield, a well-known millwright. He was never suspected, and his actions are considered unaccountable. His wife and family are highly respected. His capture does away with a long standing nuisance and terror.
1618. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: Joseph Squires was killed by his brother Andrew at the house of another brother, named George, in West Ashford, Ct., on Wednesday night. He was stabbed in the neck and bled to death. Liquor was the cause.
1619. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: The Ashford Murder. Our Wormwood Hill correspondent furnishes us the following graphic report of the Squier fratricide: The general top of conversation in West Ashford. The scene of the tragedy is about to or three miles distant from this place. The parties connected with this affair were brothers, Joseph and Andrew Squier. Joseph the victim was a man 46 years old and unmarried, Andrew, his brother, and slayer was some fourteen years younger, and had a wife, and four small children. Rumor says that the brothers were inclined to be quarrelsome when under the influence of liquor, and it appears th4ey were on this occasion. The fatal affray occurred on Wednesday of last week about six in the afternoon, and the wounded man lived until midnight that day. The next day Andrew was arrested by Robert Knowlton constable, on complaint of Grand Juror Charles H. Bicknell and had his preliminary trial on Saturday last at the hall in Warrenville before his Honor Justice of the Peace Wm. G. Shippee. The fatal deed was committed in the house of another brother named George who lives alone and who was present at the time, and lying on a bed in the same room. The prisoner who is rather below the medium stature and is lame, when put upon his plea responded not guilty in a firm, clear voice. Lawyer Seward from Putnam was present and in behalf of the state called upon the witness stand Edmund Whitehouse Junior. The witness testified to having passed the house, and halted while opposite and holding some conversation with Andrew the prison, and Bradley the father of them all, who were on the steps outside. Said that Joe and George were in the house - the windows were up into the room where they were. Heard some talk - saw Andrew kick the door open, when Joseph threw a club at Andrew, and the two clinched and came to the floor - saw Andrew have a knife in his hand - but none in Joe's. This he witnessed through the open door, and then passed by up the hill a few rods where he halted and waited a few minutes when Bradley the father called him back - did not go back until he saw Bradley and Andrew come out of the house and go up the hill. He then returned and joined them, and on his way back passed the house and saw through the door Joe lying upon his side on the floor. After he came up with Bradley and Andrew the latter took the knife out of his pocket, and wiped the blood off with his fingers (the knife which was an ordinary two bladed jack knife was shown, and identified by the witness as the same knife) Andrew remarking that the had a good mind to go back and kick Joe. In about an hour the witness in company with is father Edmund Whitehouse Senior returned to the house and found Joe lying on the bed - struck a light - Joe knew him shook hands with him, and said that Andrew had cut him all to pieces and he was agoing to die. The witness then went some four miles for a doctor but could find none- then went and notified Lyman, Joe's brother, of his condition - was there when he died about twelve o'clock at night - large pools of blood on the floor, etc. Bradley F. Squiers the prisoner's father next called - said they were threshing buckwheat that day -beer wagon came along about noon, Andrew got rum, and Joe got whiskey, drank rum out of Andrew's twice - did not remember of drinking out of Joe's whiskey - was not positive about many things - boys had some words about an old wagon after they got into the house they had a tussle on the floor, Joe and Andrew both had knives in their hands, reproved them and told them to quit their quarreling. Edmund Whitehouse Senior testified to going into the house in the evening and picking up a closed jack knife on the floor (the knife was here shown and recognized by the witness,) testified to the pools of blood about the floor also corroborated his son's testimony. Doctor John S. Simmons was the next witness, called there about 8 or 9 o'clock Thursday morning, found the body of Joe laid out for burial. Made a partial examination of the wounds that day and closed it on Friday, the next day. Found wounds in order as follows: one on the chest left side, struck a rib on the left arm, another on the same arm, on the shoulder, an inch and a half long, three fourths of an inch deep, back and below the ear five inches long backward and upward, cutting the muscles nearly three inches in depth, one on the head above the latter three inches in length, another on the shoulder, bruises and abrasions on the elbows and other parts, another wound on the hand. Said it was his opinion that he bled to death from the hemorrhage resulting from these wounds, and that probably his life might have been saved within an hour and a half after the deed was done by the attendance of a skilled surgeon. Here the state rested the case, and called upon the prisoner (who has no counsel) to make his defense if he wished, the prisoner replied in the negative, and the court committed him to Brooklyn Jail to await his trial before the Superior Court. An affecting scene occurred after the court, and before the prisoner's departure for jail, between himself, wife and four small children. The prisoner's appearance in court indicated remorse for the deed, and he said to a friend that it was not him but rum that committed the act. In the foregoing we have studiously refrained from making any comments on the moral status of a part of the denizens of that particular locality, where the tragedy occurred, also from making any on the parties implicated herein. But we venture the assertion, judging from the openly expressed sentiments of the crowed of spectators who were in attendance at the court last Saturday, that Ashford will hereafter be an unsafe place for beer wagons to peddle rum and whiskey.
1620. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: Notice - All persons liable to pay taxes in the town of Windham, are hereby notified to make out their list of taxable property owned by them on the first day of Oct. 1884, and perfect the same according to law, and hand said list either to the Assessors or Town Clerk on or before the 1st day of Nov. next. ..Albert Barrows, Samuel C. Smith, C.T. Barstow, Assessors. Windham, Oct. 7th, 1884.
1621. TWC Wed Oct 15, 1884: Andover.
Mrs. E.D. Post who has been seriously ill for some time past, died Friday evening Oct. 10. Her funeral was attended Sunday by a large concourse of people. Rev. Mr. Avery of Columbia officiated. Mrs. Post was 67 years of age. She leaves two children. Mr. L.D. Post and Mrs. Harriet Thomson.
Mr. Joseph S. Palmer who is at present engaged in teaching a select school at the Centre, has been engaged to teach the coming winter in the S.W. district.
1622. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: About Town.
Our M.D.'s are kept pretty busy now-a-days.
The season has returned when nuts and little boys fall from hickory trees.
H.B. Frink of Columbia has our thanks for a bag of fine fall apples.
A large lot of stable manure, excellent compost, can be had cheap by applying to Dr. I.B. Gallup.
Rev. S.R. Free and wife go to Amenia, N.Y., this week to attend the golden wedding of Mrs. Free's parents.
Mrs. Esther Tripp has taken rooms at the residence of Mr. Philo Preston, 35 North street, for a dressmaker's shop.
Lotta Carling the celebrated clairvoyant is in town for a few days, and is located at No. 70 Church street, two doors above Holland Silk mills.
Wanted, an agent for Mme. Griswold's Corset and other desirable articles. Inquire at Mr. Potter's, Centre St., Thursday Oct. 23.
The "long felt want" i.e. the Willimantic Sunday Ledger, did not seem to fill the gap and its projectors have sought more promising fields.
Dr. E. Hammond of Minnesota, has been visiting friends in this village and vicinity. The Dr. went from this section 30 years ago.
On account of ill health Miss Nellie Malkin is obliged to give up her school in the Natchaug district. This is to be regretted because she is a good teacher.
Watch the water conductors on your houses, that falling leaves do not get into them and choke them up. A little precaution may save much trouble, and expense of repairing.
Rev. S.M. Hammond of New Britain, will address the St. John and Daniel club on Thursday evening Oct. 30. The public are invited. Ladies especially are invited.
Henry N. Wales is a gentleman of judgment and brains. If elected he will be judge of probate, and anybody who does business with him will have fair treatment.
Thursday (to-morrow) will be observed by the Baptist church as a day of fasting and prayer. Services at the church at 3 o'clock p.m.
Roberts & Fryer have opened a merchant tailoring establishment in Cushman block.
It may not be out of peace [mean place?] to state right here that the Willimantic Journal supported that noted "free trader" David A. Wells, in 1876 when he was a candidate for congress in this district.
1623. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: Dennis F. McCarthy of this village who represented division No. 57 of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers took a prominent part in the deliberations of the international convention of that order just closed in San Francisco. He was chairman of the Committee of Thanks, which made the most important report of the convention.
1624. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: The superior court for naturalization will be in session here next Monday, Oct. 27th by adjournment from Brooklyn Friday 24th. All persons desirous to become naturalized are requested to be present early on that day with their witnesses. Don't fail.
1625. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: There are 314 names on the "to be made" list for this town. The entire list lacks a few of 1900 names. If we calculate one voter to every five inhabitants, which we believe is the rule, the town has a present population of about 9500. Of this number less than 1000 are outside the borough of Willimantic.
1626. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: The Linen company's new storehouse is completed. The company ahs put the old mules in mill No. 1 into the junk pile and supplied their places with modern machinery from No. 4. Large shipments of thread were made on Monday of this week. A large part of the works are shut down today on account of low water.
1627. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: A. Blaine and Logan company has been formed called the Harrison guard. The officers are as follows: Capt. Lemuel Warner; 1st Lieut. James Harries; 2d Lieut. Wm. R. Martin; Orderly Sergeant, Frank Colby. They met Saturday night for their first drill.
1628. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: Some time ago a woman and boy came to this place and the woman began to look for work to do. She obtained employment at the upper end of the town and remained there until an officer from Rhode Island appeared and claimed the boy. It seems the husband obtained a divorce and the court gave him the children. She was able to get her little boy kidnapped from the father and fled to this state.
1629. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: W.F. Gilroy late with Dr. C.M. Richmond of New York, inventor of the Sheffield and Richmond tooth crown process, has accepted a position in the dental office of Dr. G.B. Hamlin. Mr. Gilroy comes highly recommended by Dr. Frank Abbott dean of the New York College of Dentistry. Dr. Hamlin assures the people that they will be served in the most skillful manner by Dr. Gilroy.
1630. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: The iron watering fountain at junction of Main and south Main streets, is not only an ornament to the street but an article of much convenience to travelers. It is kept constantly supplied with water by the Linen company. The borough should displace the old barrels on upper Main and Jackson streets with substantial iron troughs. It would be economy in the end and more satisfactory to the public, as they both have never failing supplies of water.
1631. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: About seventy men are employed on the water works dam, forty of whom are stone workers and the remainder laborers. It is said that they have got a car load of "Italian laborers" hidden underground over in the woods there, to put into service when needed.
1632. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: On Friday morning after a prolonged illness, Justin Swift of Windham breathed his last. Of late years his life was a quiet one, and his rest was meet after so many years of busy activity. At the time of his decease he was the oldest inhabitant of the place, and would have celebrated his ninety-first birthday in November. He was remarkably active and vigorous for a man of his advanced age. In early life he was a cotton manufacturer, and during his early life he owned a little stone mill on the site of the present Smithville mill, together with an extensive tract of land most of which is now built upon. Afterwards he removed to North Windham and for many years he operated a cotton mill there. He was buried from his late residence in Windham on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev. Mr. Beach conducted the service.
1633. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: A Challenge: - I hereby challenge Otis Phillips of Willimantic to run a race of one half mile for $50 a side. And I will give said Phillips a start of twenty yards. E.F. Toohey.
1634. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: Police Notes: - Officer Brown on last Wednesday afternoon received a telegram from the chief of police at Hartford, requesting him to arrest two tramps, who were stealing a ride on an incoming freight train. When it arrived the officer was on hand and took into custody Thomas Wallace and a boy named James Reilly, and took them to the lockup. Thursday noon Justice Sumner fined them each $3 and costs, in default of which, they were sent to Brooklyn. Wallace was recognized as a former resident of this place under another (his right) name.
Henry C. Whitford succeeds Thos. J. Roberts as special police about the Linen company's village, on account of ill health of the latter.
1635. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: Probate Convention, District of Windham. The democratic convention for the nomination of a candidate for Judge of Probate, met in Willimantic Oct. 11, 1884, pursuant to call, a full delegation being present. Chester Tilden Esq., was elected chairman and J.D. Jillson secretary. On motion an informal ballot was had for a candidate for Judge of Probate, and Henry N. Wales Esq., of Windham received every vote. On motion Henry N. Wales was unanimously made the democratic candidate for Judge of Probate.
1636. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: South Coventry.
Carson & Gilboa, lessees of the Washington mill, recently destroyed by fire, have leased a mill near Woonsocket, R.I. and have already taken possession. Several families employed by them while here have followed and are now in their employ.
Albert Woodworth and John H. Freeman leave for Florida about November 5. They will engage in hotel enterprise and will probably make their stay permanent.
The Dimock homestead enlivened by the presence of Mr. Dimock and family of New York and others.
Henry Jacobs of New York has been making a brief stay with his mother Mrs. Wm. Jacobs. Mrs. Charles Crane of Mansfield is visiting her granddaughter, Mrs. Dwight Nason of South Street. Archibald Starkweather of Boston has been visiting his sister Mrs. Hattie Hatch.
Politics "blooms" here. Already we have had a speech by each party and Hon. W.W. Eaton of Hartford speaks in the M.E. vestry on Wednesday eve. Both parties have had flag-raisings.
1637. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: Columbia.
The fall term of the Centre district, Miss Jennie L. Fuller, teacher, closed on Friday after a prosperous term, said teacher resuming her labors during the succeeding winter term.
A meeting of the Board of Education resulted in the choice of the following officers: James P. Little, Pres; Sec. and acting visitor, J.E.H. Gates.
Mr. and Mrs. W.P. Robertson spent the Sabbath at J.L. Downer's.
Mrs. Simeon F. Tucker spent the week with her brother Henry Goodwin in Hartford.
E.H. Harris has the grist-mill department at the N.P. Little mill in operation and through the grinding season will grind every Friday.
A social hop at Bascom Hall on Friday evening last, Dean of Colchester furnishing music for the occasion.
Mr. and Mrs. J.F. Seaman of Turnerville have been the guests of Mrs. F.P. Collins for a few days.
N.P. Little has sold his saw mill to B.F. Bennett of Willimantic.
1638. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: Mansfield.
Mrs. Benjamin Harris, a lady of advanced years, died at her residence near Eagleville, a few days since. She had been in helpless infirmity for a long time.
The pulpit of the Second Congregational church was supplied last Sunday by the Rev. K.B. Glidden of the First church. A week ago the Rev. E.P. Armstrong of Taftville supplied.
Dr. S.C. Preston lately deceased in Hartford, was a native of this town, his father, Capt. Nathan Preston, residing on the farm now owned by the Agricultural school. Of the four children of Capt. Preston but one is now living. Mrs. Cornelia Tillinghast of Hartford.
Mr. Timothy Costello, one of the workmen on the Storrs farm, while driving down a steep hill with a load of manure, met with an accident by the breaking of a part of the evener, causing his horses to run. Thinking the load was going to upset he jumped off and fell in front of the wheel just in time to receive the weight of the load over his shoulder and one leg. Fortunately no bones were broken, but he was severely bruised. Instead of overturning, the wheel of the cart, or manure spreader, turned under and was completely demolished.
1639. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: Notice - All persons liable to pay taxes in the town of Windham, are hereby notified to make out their list of taxable property owned by them on the first day of Oct. 1884, and perfect the same according to law, and hand said list either to the Assessors or Town Clerk on or before the 1st day of Nov. next. Blanks can be obtained at the Town Clerk's Office, or the Assessors, or at the stores of C. Tilden, C.R. Utley, and W.W. Hayden, Willimantic; W.W. White, North Windham; William Swift, Windham; Johnson & Williams, South Windham. Albert Barrows, Samuel C. Smith, C.T. Barstow, Assessors. Windham, Oct. 7th, 1884.
1640. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell Spirituous and Intoxicating liquors at the South End of European House Block Railroad Street 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. Dated at Windham this 7th day of October A.D., 1884. Julusi Kartz.
1641. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell Spirituous and Intoxicating Liquors at Opera House Saloon in Opera House Block on North 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. Dated at Windham this 13th day of October, A.D. 1884. J.H. Hooker.
1642. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at 209 Main street 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. Dated at Windham this 20th day of October, A.D. 1884. Howard B. Smith.
1643. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell Ale, Lager Beer, Rhine wine and cider at the east store in Central block so called, on 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. Dated at Windham this 13th day of October, A.D. 1884. Edwin S. Gordon, Lewis C. Weaver.
1644. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at the Village Market Building Main Street 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. Dated at Windham this 16th day of October A.D., 1884. Thomas Haran.
1645. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at the Revere House on 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. Dated at Windham this 13 day of October A.D., 1884. C.D. Rathbun, L. Van Voorhis.
1646. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell Ale, Lager Beer, Cider and Rhine Wine at the New York and New England Railroad Depot 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. Dated at Windham this 17th day of October A.D., 1884. John D. Hart.
1647. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell Ale, Lager Beer, Cider and Rhine Wine at the Basement of Hamlin Block, 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. Dated at Windham this 13th day of October A.D. 1884. Owen Sheehan Jr.
1648. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: 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 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. Dated at Windham this 15th day of October A.D. 1884. Cornelius Shea.
1649. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Davison's Building corner of Union and Jackson Street in 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. Dated at Windham this 15th day of October A.D. 1884. John Hickey.
1650. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at 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. Dated at Windham this 13th day of October, A.D. 1884. Patrick E. Murphy.
1651. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: 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. 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. Dated at Windham this 15th day of October, A.D. 1884. Michael Nelligan.
1652. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Gilman's Building on 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. Dated at Windham this 13th day of October A.D. 1884. Nelson Gilman, Peter Trudo.
1653. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Brainard House basement, Main street, 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. The building in a direct line is within 110 feet of a church. Thomas J. Kelly. Dated at Windham this 15th day of October A.D. 1884.
1654. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: 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 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. Dated at Windham this 7th day of October A.D., 1884. Horace Warner.
1655. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: 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. 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. The building is situated 180 feet in a direct line from a church. Dated at Windham, this 8th day of October A.D. 1884. Annie C. Wilbur.
1656. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham
County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Building No. 79 Main Street and 56 Union Street, 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. The building is situated 180 feet in a direct line from a church. Dated at Windham this 16th day of October, A.D. 1884. Dennis Shea.
1657. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at basement of Blue Front Building, Main St. in 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. Dated at Windham this 15th day of October A.D. 1884. Michael Shea.
1658. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham
County. I hereby apply for a license to sell Ale, Lager Beer, Cider and Rhine Wine at Jackson Place off Jackson Street 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. Dated at Windham, this 15th day of October, A.D. 1884. William Cotter.
1659. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham
County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at the basement of Central Block, 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. Dated at Windham this 14th day of October A.D. 1884. Joseph Martin.
1660. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: To the Board of County Commissioners for Windham
County. I hereby apply for a license to sell spirituous and intoxicating liquors at Commercial Block 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. That portion of said premises wherein said business is carried on is about 30 feet from a church building. Dated at Windham this 14th day of October A.D. 1884. William H. Hawkins.
1661. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: State Teachers' Association. The thirty-eighth annual meeting of the Connecticut State Teachers' Association will be held in High school Hartford, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 23, 24, and 25. Following is the programme of exercises: Thursday evening. 1. Singing - Farewell to the Forest, high school choir; 2. prayer; 3. Address - The great Northwest, Wm. A. Mowry, Esq.,, Boston; singing - O Dainty Violet, princess Ida, solo by Miss Leila Chapman. Friday morning. 9 Devotional exercises, Rev. J.T. Huntington; 9:15 Teaching politics in the public schools, Geo. L. Fox Esq., New Haven; 9:45 Discussion of the subject; 10:15 The A B C of number, Miss E.M. Reed, Welch school New Haven; 10:45 Discussion of the subject; 11:15 Science conversations in the lower schools, Prof. Arthur B. Morrill, S.N. School; 11:45 Discussion of the subject. Friday afternoon. 2 Reading - How to be taught, Prof. E. H. Russell, Worcester, Mass; 3 History - An old castle, Prof. C.F. Winchester, Weesleyan university. Friday evening. 1 Singing - Thine eyes so blue and tender, Miss Jessie Leigh, Hartford; 2 Report of committee on necrology, Charles Northend Esq., New Britain; 3 Address - What we owe to our profession, Rev. Wm. M. Barbour D.D., Yale college. Saturday morning. 9 Devotional exercises, Rev. R.S. Pardington; 9:15 Relation of learning to teaching, Principal F.E. Bangs, New Haven; 9:45 Discussion of the subject; 10:15 Class exercises in arithmetic, Miss Helen F. Page, S.N. school; 10:45 Discussion of the subject; 11:15 Reports of committees and other business; 12 Adjourn.
1662. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: North Windham.
This village was represented at the Stafford Fair by C.E. Peck and E.H. Hall Jr., who report a day full of attractions.
Doctor Hamlin's hunting wagon with its bright lights, and renowned coon hunters, has made two trips to this place and were successful on both nights - capturing two the first, and one remarkably large one the last time. They are expected again but the coons must not know when.
Quite a good congregation assembled to hear Rev. Mr. Armstrong last Sabbath. All these beautiful Autumn Sabbaths should be improved for soon cold Winter will be here.
Our people were not surprised to hear of Mr. Sweet's death. His sickness was a long and painful one, and death came to his release early on Saturday morning last. His funeral was attended from the church here on Monday afternoon, by a large circle of relatives, friends and neighbors, also by a large delegation from the Grand Army Posts of Willimantic and Mansfield, who conducted the services at the grave. Rev. Mr. Holman, Mr. Sweet's pastor, spoke words of comfort, and the choir rendered appropriate selections. This makes four funerals in our cemetery since the last of June. Truly "One by one" are being called from this life, to the one beyond. We remember Mr. Sweet, as a kindly spoken man, one whose family relations were remarkably pleasant, as a faithful soldier also, he being one of many who went from our village in those dark days of our country's need. He has lived in Willimantic since his honorable discharge from the war, only coming back to his old home, as it proved, to renew old acquaintances for a little while, and then to die. We believe, that as far as he was able, he was true to all his trusts, more so than the majority of those whose advantages have been greater, and to him will be the "honors in the Grand Review."
1663. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: Andover.
An adjourned Town meeting was held Saturday afternoon to act upon the burial ground question. After considerable discussion the proposition to enlarge the Townsend yard was voted down. The selectmen were then instructed to enquire into the advisability of enlarging the Ecc'l. Society yard provided the Society will turn the same over to the town. After which the meeting was adjourned two weeks.
Judge Gurley Phelps and family started last Friday
for Cleveland, Ohio, where they intend to spend the winter.
The Rev. J.G. Ward of West Suffield, formerly pastor of the Baptist church here is spending a few days in town, visiting among his old friends. He preached at the Baptist church Sunday afternoon.
1664. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: Married.
Lee - Reuter. In Willimantic, Oct. 18, by Rev. S.R. Free, Mr. Joseph Lee of Windham to Mrs. Elizabeth Reuter of Willimantic.
1665. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: Died.
Mack. - In this village Oct. 18th, Thomas, son of Florence
Mack; aged 5years.
Swift - In Windham Oct. 17th, Justin Swift; aged years [sic]
Sweet - In No. Windham Oct. 18, Daniel K. Sweet; aged 56 years.
Youngs - In So. Windham Oct. 14, William H. Youngs; aged 80 years.
Chesbro - In Scotland Oct. 18, Palmer Chesbro; aged 78 years, 11 months.
Chamberlain - In Chaplin October 20th, Eugene H. Chamberlain, aged 1 year, 11 months.
Harris - In Eagleville, Oct. 18th, Eunice M. Harris; aged 37 years.
Davis - In Mansfield Oct. 18, Charlie H. Davis; aged 30 years.
Arnold - In Andover October 22, H.M. Arnold; aged 55 years.
1666. TWC Wed Oct 22, 1884: 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 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. Dated at Windham this 14th day of October A.D., 1884. Patrick J. Coffey.
1667. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: About Town.
Weavers wanted by Hop River Warp Co. See adv.
Jillson & Palmer are exhibiting their cotton opener at the Boston Mechanics exposition.
H.F. Barrows has succeeded Mrs. Foss in charge of the Linen company's boarding house.
Edward Murray fills the vacancy in the postoffice caused by the resignation of Miss Annie Reed.
B.F. Bennett has purchased a sawmill of N.P. Little in Columbia.
Dwight F. Hooker won the prize in the pool tournament, which was a handsome billiard cue.
Dr. Sumner arrived last evening from St. Louis where he has been spending a few weeks with his sick brother.
Albert Woodworth and John H. Freeman of So. Coventry leave Nov. 1 for Florida. They will engage in hotel enterprise.
Seventy-five laborers are now employed on the water works. The working force will be further augmented in a few days.
Thirty applications for liquor licenses have thus far been filed and the number will probably be increased to thirty-five.
The Linen company have added new dynamos to their system of electric lights, and put 150 Brush incandescent lights in the twisting room.
The Continental Life Ins. Co., of Hartford who own the Johnson lot, are clearing off the rubbish and fencing it in.
"Temperance" was the subject of a very fine lecture by Rev. Richard C. Searing, at St. Paul's mission chapel Walnut street last Sunday morning. Hon. E.A. Buck is putting an addition to the rear of his building on Main street. It reaches to the railroad track and merchandise can be loaded or unloaded directly to or from the cars.
November 1st is the last day on which to hand in your list of taxable property to the assessors. Ten per cent will be added if you fail to do so those officials say, and refer you to their notice in another column.
The ladies of the Order of the Eastern Star have a handsome bed quilt on exhibition in H.E. Remington & Co's show window on which tickets are being sold for fifty cents. Drawing will take place December 20.
1668. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: A card showing the electoral vote of each state for 1884 and the way they were cast in 1880 and also the presidential vote from 1789 to 1880 is being gratuitously distributed by E.T. Hamlin the boot and shoe dealer in opera house block. The information is of value just at this time.
1669. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: The magnificent but grotesque residence of Col. W.E. Barrows late president of the Linen company, is occupied by their gardener, Patrick Clancy, solely to protect the insurance. It stands only as a monument to the extravagance of a whimsical man. Will it ever be occupied as the grand residence for which it was intended?
1670. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Mr. Kingman did not seem to be the man for Hotel
Commercial and he has been succeeded by Geo. F. Johnson, formerly of the Windham hotel and lately of the Mortlake house, Brooklyn. Mr. Johnson is one of the few who know how to run a hotel successfully, and we are quite sure that he will be the right man for this house.
1671. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Mr. Charles A. Young has surely been a sadly afflicted man during the past two months. Within that time his family has been scourged with typhoid fever, buried one child, and since his wife and four children have been together prostrated with the dreadful disease, but we are glad to say they are now convalescing. A few months since he buried his mother.
1672. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: George Francis for many years express messenger on Conductor Saunders train on the New London Northern Railroad dropped dead at his boarding place in Palmer last evening, while setting in a chair reading. Mr. Francis was well known in this village and very popular with everybody who knew him. Heart disease is supposed to have been the cause.
1673. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: People are glad to see the removal of one of the switch tracks across the Main street Railroad crossing on the New York and New England railroad. The work was done on Sunday and on Monday a large gang under Roadmaster Dagget were busy changing the tracks in other parts of the yard. There are now three tracks on the Main and four on the Union street crossing with a prospect of a further reduction.
1674. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Rev. S.M. Hammond of New Britain, will address the citizens of Willimantic at Franklin hall, on Thursday evening at 7 ½ o'clock, upon "The issues of the day." The celebrated continental singers, Franklin and Smith will assist with song. Everybody invited. Ladies especially invited.
1675. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: A barn belonging to Dexter Spencer just over the line in Mansfield, was fired by some unknown person about 10 p.m. last Saturday. All his winter garden truck which he had stored for family use, together with tools, harness and 150 pounds of barbed wire, were destroyed. Mr. Spencer succeeded in saving a pig, which was in a pen adjoining the barn. He estimates his loss between $75 and $100.
1676. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: A beautiful maple tree standing front of the new residence of John M. Hall, Esq., South Main Street, has been killed it is supposed by the gas. Demands has been made upon the company for damages and we understand the matter has been left to arbitration. Many trees along the line of the gas mains have died within a few years and if it be unquestionably settled that the gas is the cause of it some remedy should be speedily applied to protect the valuable ornaments of our street.
1677. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Mission Hall, Bank building, was filled last Sunday evening, at the regular meeting of the Reform Society. Miss Case of this village stated the position of the W.C.T.U. which nationally gives its aid and influence to forward the interests of the Prohibition Party, "which gives the best embodiment of prohibition principles and will most surely protect our homes." Interesting remarks were also made by Messrs. J.A. Lewis, J.A. Conant, Geo. W. Burnham and the president, Mr. Joel Fox. A part of the time next Sunday evening will be devoted to the discussion of "What constitutes crime?" Meeting commences promptly at 5 o'clock. All are invited.
1678. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: The Thread company occupy a space 255 feet by 24 feet at the New Orleans Exposition, and will make the largest exhibit they have ever made. Several cars of machinery have been sent and more go this week.
1679. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Kenyon the Church street harness maker wants the people to know that he has an excellent line of robes and blankets and all other things pertaining to horse equipment.
1680. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: The selectmen have advertised for bids for the medical care of the paupers of the town for one year from November 1st, the contract to include all necessary medical and surgical attendance and medicine during the year.
1681. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Principal Merrill of the Willimantic High School sustains a severe loss in the death of his wife who passed away Sunday morning at four o'clock. He and his family of five small children have the sympathy of the community in their deep affliction.
1682. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Edward Hannis champion of Norwich has challenged Fred A. Sanderson, champion of New London and Windham counties to a pool match, to be played at the Temperance Billiard Rooms in Commercial Block this village on Friday evening, November 7th. Admission 25 cents.
1683. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Wheelmen Chas. H. Clark, Joe Smith and Will Jordan went a trip of forty miles the other day taking in Norwich and the neighboring village. Will was the victim of his usual luck - something broke - but it required the attention of a blacksmith instead of a surgeon this time.
1684. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Police Notes: - Officer Harry Whitford was called to the Oaks lat Sunday afternoon, to arrest Michael Loughlin who was drunk and abusing his family. Mike was taken, very reluctantly, to the lockup, and kept there until Monday morning, when his Honor, Justice Sumner fined him $1 costs for his little domestic circus.
1685. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: It affords us pleasure to be able to congratulate our accomplished correspondent in West Woodstock, Mr. George Clinton Williams on his nomination for Senator by the democrats of the sixteenth district. It is unfortunate that a gentlemen of his fine abilities cannot be elected over such tools and puppets as the sixteenth district has been accustomed to send. The ultra republican Putnam Patriot does not hesitate to say this of him: The party has exercised a good deal of wisdom. They have put up a gentleman of whom they may well be proud and one who sustains a high and honorable reputation. Mr. Williams has filled responsible official positions in Washington under both Republican and Democratic administrations. He has an accomplished and well informed mind, and is well versed in all the political issues, and did he ever succeed in attaining any elective office he would certainly acquit himself with honor. The whirligig of time may bring him where he will be on the strong side, and then he will be favored with political duties for which he is well fitted."
1686. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Miss M.L. Stevens of Greenville, N.Y. is visiting her uncle Mr. W.P. Stephens.
1687. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Thomas Foran, Union street, has a complete stock of fireworks, colored fire, and decorations for illuminating purposes.
1688. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Chief Justice Park was here Monday for the purpose of naturalizing voters for the coming election. Thirty-nine men availed themselves of the privilege. A noteworthy feature of the campaign is the number of French Canadians who have taken advantage of the privilege of becoming American citizens. The selectmen and town clerk had a meeting Monday to make voters. There were 314 names on the "to be made" list; at the Wednesday meeting 137 new voters was the result, and yesterday 115 more were added. There will be four more added at the final meeting, making a total of 256. Fifty-eight persons who made applications were not made. Four years ago 257 were made.
1689. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Wormwood Hill.
Game Warden Read received a complaint last week of an infringement of the statute relative to hunting on forbidden territory. Mr. Read promptly responded to the complaint, but before the trial the parties settled and the complaint was withdrawn.
Doctor C.B. Newton of Stafford was enthusiastically nominated as the democratic candidate for Senator in the 24th district. The contest for Senatorship in this district will be close and closely contested. The Doctor is a popular man and will poll a heavy vote, notwithstanding idle rumors from a republican source of a partial party bolt in this town.
1690. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: North Windham.
The only child of Mr. and Mrs. John Chamberlain was brought here for burial last week. Much sympathy is expressed for them.
Mr. H.P. Snow and Mrs. P.L. Peck are in New York, the former on a visit to his brother Elder Sheffield Snow and the latter at the hospital where she has been before, receiving treatment for cataracts upon the eyes.
1691. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Putnam.
The voters of Woodstock, Thompson, Pomfret, Putnam, Killingly, Brooklyn, Plainfield and Canterbury will hardly be willing to give their votes to Charles A. Russell for secretary of state, or any other office of honor, trust or profit when they know his record, and his votes when a representative from Killingly two years since.
Mr. Chas. N. Allen of Putnam introduced a bill known as the "short haul bill," which had for its object a just regulation and equalization of freights on coal from Norwich so that Danielsonville, Dayville and Putnam would not have to pay more for freight per ton than Worcester, while the distance from Norwich to Worcester is twice as much. As the freight rates then and now are an unjust discrimination against this and other villages. Petitions for this bill were signed by nearly all the business men in these villages yet Charles A. Russell voted against, and defeated this just bill. Whether he was bribed, or bought up by the railroad interest, or whether his natural instincts led him to ally himself with monopolists he can best answer.
1692. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Andover District Probate Convention. The democratic convention for Andover probate district, as held at Post's hall in Andover on the 22d inst., and organized by the choice of Dr. C.F. Sumner chairman, and William H. Yeomans 2d, clerk. Committee on credentials - William Babcock, F.P. Collins, F.E. Williams; on resolutions - J.L. Downer, L.D. Post and F.E. Williamss. Delegates were reported as follows: Bolton, F.E. Williams, M.W. Howard, Oliver Avignon and Dr. C.F. Sumner; Andover, L.D. Post, Wm. Babcock, L.C. Webster and J.A. Bingham; Columbia, Wm. H. Yeomans 2d, J.L. Downer, Warren A. Collins, Frank P. Collins. An informal ballot for candidate for Judge of Probate resulted as follows: William H. Yeomans 2d of Columbia, 8; Myron P. Yeomans of Andover, 3. The result of the formal ballot was the unanimous nomination of William H. Yeomans 2d.
1693. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Twenty-Fourth Senatorial District. The democratic delegates to the twenty-fourth senatorial convention met in pursuance to the call, at the Stafford Springs hotel on Saturday Oct. 25, at 10:30 a.m. Norman B. Perkins of Mansfield, state central committee for the 24th district, was appointed chairman and L.A. Aborn of Ellington secretary. On the first ballot Dr. C.B. Newton of Stafford received all the votes and was unanimously nominated. A senatorial committee for the next year was appointed as follows: R.S. Hicks of Stafford; Edmund Joslyn of Tolland; D.L. Newell of Somers.
1694. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Scotland.
Mrs. Benjamin Hovey has left the old homestead to reside with her daughter, Mrs. Wm. H. Page, at Norwich.
Marc. Smith has returned from Ohio in poor health.
Our mail stage met with a mishap on Carey hill last week, which might have proved serious, but luckily no one was injured. One of the thills suddenly gave way on the steepest part of the hill, and the wagon, driver and two passengers were piled up in the ditch. One of the passengers was a gentleman from Northampton, Mass., who had not visited this part of the country for a number of years, and he seems to consider his introduction to Scotland soil rather unceremonious.
The political pot does not seem to boil very fiercely this year in our quiet town. The republicans have hung out their flag with the names of Blaine and Logan attached, but the first Cleveland flag to be displayed was hung in the buttonwood tree in front of the Egbert Bingham place by Samuel Hughes last week.
1695. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Married.
Chaffee - Perkins - In Pleasant Valley Oct. 23d, by Rev. Henry Bromley, Orwell S. Chaffee Esq., to Miss Bertha M., daughter of Mr. Samuel Perkins; all of Mansfield.
1696. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Died.
Hull - In Willimantic, Oct. 23d, Bessie Hull; aged 5 weeks.
Warrillon - In Willimantic, Oct. 25th, Louisa Warrillon; aged 17 years.
Merrill - In Willimantic Oct. 26, Mrs. Mary P. Merrill; aged 32 years 5 months. Interment at Ipswich, Mass.
Kendall - In Willimantic Oct. 28, Sarah Kendall; aged 45 years.
Bingham - In Andover Oct. 27, John F. Bingham; aged 76 years.
1697. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: 1,000,000 Spindles to Stop. Fall River, Oct. 16.
A written agreement has been circulated among the mills to close for one week, beginning on Saturday night. It was signed by thirty-one mills, and will stop over 1,000,000 spindles of a total of 1,400,000 employed on print goods. It will throw 10,000 persons out of work for a week, and the prospect is that, unless the market improves, the shut down will continue indefinitely. The shut down includes every cotton goods mill in the city, except those making fancy goods and a few large print cloth mills controlled by a combination of capitalists, which can afford to run during dull ties. The loss in wages by the stoppage of these mills will be $75,000 weekly.
1698. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Andover.
At the democratic probate convention for the district of Andover held at Post's Hall, Oct. 22nd, Wm. H. Yeomans 2nd of Columbia was nominated. Mr. Yeomans is well qualified for the place, and will undoubtedly be elected. He was formerly clerk of the court for quite a number of years. The republicans held their own convention here last Saturday and nominated Ex-Judge Wm. A. Collins also of Columbia. The democrats will hold their caucus Friday evening next. There has not been much talk about candidate for representative yet.
Mrs. Harriet M. Arnold died Thursday, Oct. 21st, and Mr. John F. Bingham died on Sunday last. Both had been in feeble health for some time. Mrs. Arnold's funeral was attended Thursday, and her remains were taken to Exeter for interment. Her age was 55. Mr. Bingham was 76 years old, and has been well-known to all the country round for a great many years as the proprietor of Bingham's grist mill. He has always resided in Andover as had his ancestors from the earliest settlement of the town. Mr. Bingham was a strictly honest man, and a devout member of the Methodist Church. He has held during his life time the offices of town clerk as well as many other important offices. He was run for the legislature by the republicans some years ago, and was defeated by John S. Topliff, democrat, by only one vote. He leaves a widow and two sons, Mr. Flavel Bingham of Cleveland, O., and Mr. Joseph A. Bingham of this place. His daughter, Mrs. Jane White died some years ago.
Mr. C.R. Kingsbury had one of three barns burned last Saturday evening. The fire broke out about 8 o'clock. In the barn were five or six tons of hay. It is thought to have been the work of tramps, as it is some distance from the house, and near the R.R. and is said to have been one of their favorite haunts.
Mr. and Mrs. L.H. Porter gave a very pleasant party last Friday evening in honor of their daughter Nellie's 16th birthday. The guests were numerous, as were also Nellie's presents. A bountiful collation was served, consisting of sandwiches, cake, fruit, nuts and tea. The presents were fine, most of them being useful as well as ornamental. Among them were a handsome New Market cloak from her mother, an elegant locket and chain from her father, a large plush bound photograph album and autograph album to match, from a number of her young gentlemen friends, a volume of Tennyson's Poems from Mrs. C.F. Lincoln, a birthday book from Mrs. Lincoln, Browning's Poems from her teacher Mr. Joseph S. Palmer, and many others.
Mrs. M.P. Yeomans will give a sociable for the benefit of the library on Thursday evening Oct. 30th.
1699. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Columbia.
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Little of Meriden, have been visiting at Wm. B. Little's during the past week, and have returned accompanied by Clinton Little.
A new invoice of books has been received for the free library, donated by Saxton B. Little, who is always interested in its prosperity.
W.H. Yeomans was the guest of Dr. LaPierre of Greenville last week.
The cornet band furnished music for the democratic rally in South Coventry last Wednesday evening, and with others who attended came home in a drenching rain.
The Board of Education met on Friday and approbated Clifford Robinson as teacher for Chestnut Hill, and Will Bliss for the southwest district.
Horace Brown has sold his farm to the father of Mrs. Wade Snow.
Howard W. Yeomans is in Hartford on a visit at C.A. Post's.
The Centre school is having a two week's vacation, after which studies will be resumed under the direction of Miss Jennie L. Fuller.
Miss Lillian I. Fuller after finishing her term in South Coventry, will teach the winter term in Hop River.
There will be a democratic rally at the town hall next Monday evening. William Parsons, Esq., of Hartford will address the meeting on the issues of the campaign.
1700. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Notice - I hereby give notice to persons who have not paid taxes assessed on their property, and do not pay the same by November 1st, 1884, that I shall put a lien on said property, for payment of the taxes thereon. All persons owing Military or Poll taxes must settle the same at once, or the penalty for non-payment of taxes will be enforced. A.B. Green, Collector. Windham, Ct., Oct. 1884.
1701. TWC Wed Oct 29, 1884: Wanted - Two Good Girl Weavers on Tapes and Narrow Goods. Any cotton cloth weaver can learn quickly. Pay by the gross. Enquire at mills of Hop River Warp Co., Hop River, Conn. Oct. 28, 1884.
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