The Willimantic Chronicle,
McDonald & Safford, Editors and Publishers.
Wed Sep 1 1880: About Town.
Hon. Thomas M. Marlor of Brooklyn was in town Saturday.
Willimantic has twelve resident physicians and one transient.
The Chronicle office, No. 81 Main street, and No. 60 Union street.
Tiffany & Congdon received a car-load of cattle and sheep at noon
Mrs. C.C. Crandall was postmistress at the camp ground during the meeting.
Mrs. Mary A. Morey of North Windham has our thanks for a beautiful bouquet.
Rev. Frank Thompson, of Windham, supplied the Baptist pulpit last Sunday.
A gas main is being laid up Centre street to supply the new armory with
The Rev. Holman has returned from his vacation, and will be heard from
his own pulpit next Sunday.
Al. Dorman has been located in Tanner block for a week selling candy
and giving a chromo with every stick.
Dr. Bennett, of South Coventry has decided to locate in this village,
and his residence will be on Centre street.
The clairvoyant, Bertha Barnes. Advice upon all matters, medical examinations
and remedies. 4 North street.
Frank Gilman, confectioner, at the corner of Main and Church streets,
has placed a handsome awning front of his store.
1387. Wed Sep 1 1880: Mrs. Ellen Perkins, an estimable lady and kind
mother, died at her home on Church street on Monday from a shock of paralysis.
1388. Wed Sep 1 1880: E.M. Shepard takes the place
of H.H. Britton as superintendent of the Eastern division of the
New York and New England railroad.
1389. Wed Sep 1 1880: The August term of the Superior
Court opened at Brooklyn yesterday with Judge Culveron the bench.
168 cases have been noticed for trial, 31 to jury and 132 to the
1390. Wed Sep 1 1880: Samuel G. Adams ha sold to the
borough the land on which his house stands, at the corner of Jackson
and Maple streets and the same will be removed, and Spruce street
1391. Wed Sep 1 1880: A.E. Weldon, for a long time
connected with E.C. Potter's furniture establishment, will accompany
Mr. N.D. Potter to Colorado, where they intend engaging in the sheep
1392. Wed Sep 1 1880: A meeting of the Board of School
Visitors will be held at the office of Geo. W. Melony Esq., on Saturday,
to examine any candidates for teaching who do not already hold certificates.
1393. Wed Sep 1 1880: Dr. H.A. Stewart, who has treated
a large number of patients successfully in this section of the country
will continue to practice in Willimantic at the Brainard House until
the first of October.
1394. Wed Sep 1 1880: William J. Magee, of this place,
while at work in Windsor Locks on Monday, had two fingers severed
from his hand by a planing machine. Upon his return home he was attended
by Dr. McNally.
1395. Wed Sep 1 1880: At the meeting of the Court of
Burgesses held on Monday evening--present, the Warden and Burgesses
Keigwin, Billings, Sullivan and Bowman, it was voted to pay labor
bill for August, $416.44; also to pay Samuel G. Adams $450.00 for
the right of way for the extension of Spruce street, he to move the
buildings on the land at his own expense.
1396. Wed Sep 1 1880: William Warren, of Mansfield
gave us a call last Saturday and presented us some of the best peaches
we have seen this season. The trees that he took the peaches from
came from New Canaan nursery and any one in want of such trees will
do well to give Mr. Warren a call as he is agent and will sell the
1397. Wed Sep 1 1880: A camp meeting correspondent
of the Danielsonville Transcript pays the following deserved compliment
to H.C. Hall's management: Our temporal wants are well supplied by
two gentlemanly clerks of H.C. Hall, his son Samuel and Walter T.
Chamberlain. The boarding house is under the efficient supervision
of H.C. Hall of Willimantic.
1398. Wed Sep 1 1880: Mr. Edward Page, overseer of
the carding room in mill No. 3 was very pleasantly surprised, on
Monday noon last, upon returning to his labors to find upon his desk
a beautiful silver ice pitcher with cup, a salver and butter-dish,
the gifts of the operatives of his room. Mr. Page is about to leave
that mill to take charge of the carding room in the new mill and
his help took this way of showing their appreciation to their overseer.
The goods were sold by L. Freeman.
1399. Wed Sep 1 1880: Two youths, evidently from the
rural districts, visited Baldwin & Webb's last Thursday for the
purpose of investing in a ten-cent necktie, and one of them being
by nature exceedingly conversative, expressed himself in the following
language: "Me'n my brother come down to camp-meetin', we don't
live here nor any where near here, we come from Massachusetts. Don'
know as you know where that is!"
Jerome scratched his head and thought for a moment and replied that he "believed
he had heard of it."
1400. Wed Sep 1 1880: A colored individual from Franklin
named Reed, got drunk on Monday, and attempted to kick up a row in
the saloon under the Boston boot and shoe store, and was ejected.
He showed fight and tried to force his way back into the saloon,
when Mike seized a big mallet and went for him. A few well-directed
blows so dampened the ardor of the fighter that four officers were
able to take him to the lock-up "with a stream of blood running
down his back as big as a hoe handle." As the beetle hit the
darkey on the head only, he received no serious injury from the blows.
1401. Wed Sep 1 1880: The street-numbering enterprise
of G.W. Thomas & Co. is progressing rapidly. This is something
the borough needs and now that it is being done, we hope our citizens
will give the gentlemen who are doing the work the patronage they
deserve. It only costs 25 cents a figure. We are requested to say
that all who wish to have their houses numbered, should see to it
at once, as they finish here this week. Any person who may have been
away from home when their street was numbered can have their house
numbered by addressing a postal card to G.W. Thomas, Brainard house.
Mr. Thomas remembers the number of every house in the place, and
apparently carries a complete map in his head, of every town he has
ever numbered, and is a walking encyclopedia of figures, distances,
dates, persons, and places.
1402. Wed Sep 1 1880: A trio consisting of two men
and one horse attracted considerable attention on upper Main street
one night last week. The horse appeared to be the only one of the
three who could stand alone, but the brain of one of the bipeds was
not sufficiently befogged to prevent his forming a plan for locomotion.
Taking for his motto, "United we stand, divided we fall," he
grasped the mane of the horse firmly in his right hand, and with
his left arm encircled the waist of his weak-kneed companion. The
old horse was then started, and the three took a zigzag course down
Bridge street followed by the cheers of an admiring crowd of small
1403. Wed Sep 1 1880: L.B. Cleveland Esq., of Brooklyn,
has left the state, to settle in Fargo, Montana, in the practice
1404. Wed Sep 1 1880: The wife of Judson M. Lyon Esq.
of Putnam died from the effects of a stroke of paralysis on Saturday
1405. Wed Sep 1 1880: The house of George Leavens in
Danielsonville came near being consumed by fire by the explosion
of a kerosene lamp last week.
1406. Wed Sep 1 1880: E.N. Tourtellotte & Co.,
boot and shoe manufacturers, Putnam, have failed, with liabilities
amounting to $21,000. Their resources will pay 20 cents on a dollar,
and they have made arrangements to settle with their creditors for
that per cent.
1407. Wed Sep 1 1880: The Ashland Cotton Company A,
B. Burleson, agent, has decided to add to the west end of the new
mill an extension one hundred and twenty by eighty feet in size and
four stories in height. The structure is to be composed of brick
and granite. The corporation has also purchased the woolen mill in
Hopeville including fifteen houses. The present mill is to be demolished
and a large cotton mill put up in its stead.
1408. Wed Sep 1 1880: North Windham.
David Lincoln raised a new barn Saturday on his new farm at "Ballyhack."
Calvin Lincoln has the cellar finished and the foundation laid for his
new house and expects to raise it some time this week.
E.H. Hall, Jun. and wife and Lester Hartson and wife are visiting friends
on the Hudson.
Martin Flint and wife left for Alewives cove, New London, Friday, where
they are embracing the salt air and eating clams. We hope they will return
very much recuperated. Lucius Cross and wife of this village and E.C.
Pike and family are making their annual visit at the same place. Merritt
Welch left for the same camp on Saturday to remain over the Sabbath.
S.L. Morey and son have been visiting friends at Norwich Town and Uncasville.
Mr. Gelino has sold his nice black horse to Mr. King.
The Rev. Mr. Nichols of Scotland preached at the church on Sabbath afternoon.
1409. Wed Sep 1 1880: Scotland.
A barn belonging to Rufus T. Haskins, and situated a short distance northeast
of the village was struck by lightning and burned on Sunday. About three
tons of hay was in the building which was destroyed. The barn stood at
quite a distance from any other building and nothing could be done towards
saving it when the neighbors arrived on the spot.
Rev. E.P. Armstrong of Killingworth preached at the Congregational church
on Sunday by exchange with Rev. A.A. Hurd.
Mr. Ingraham recently from Canterbury has moved to the village grist
mill house and is repairing and putting the mill in first-class order.
We understand that there is no partnership in the meat business between
Messrs. Babcock and Parkhurst but that both are selling on their own
hook. Mr. Carlisle's team is also on the road, and our people are not
likely to suffer from the lack of meat.
The Pascal Webb house on Pudding Hill was slightly damaged by lightning
A Card.--Having heard that I am connected in the butchering business
with Hiram Parkhurst, which is untrue, as I am independent, and will
supply my customers and all wanting anything in my line, at low prices,
and guarantee full weight. Frederick Carlisle.
1410. Wed Sep 1 1880: Colchester.
The Union Building Co. are erecting a new two-story house on Densmore's
hill. It is to be the property of Mr. Tucker of this village.
The friends of G.G. Standish intend to patronize him in his new business
in Willimantic. You have one of our most popular young men with you.
Miss Etta Balch is visiting friends in Montville, Conn.
William C. Sherman has taken his monthly trip to R.I. Success to you
The old homestead of William Dennison was destroyed by fire a few nights
ago. It is said to have been insured for $1800 which is considered to
be by some more than the full value of the place.
S.J. has got the boss trotter.
1411. Wed Sep 1 1880: Montville.
Last Saturday evening there were two Hancock and English flags flung
to the breeze. There were many able addresses given by different
speakers, the principal ones being Mr. Comstock of this place and
Lawyer Crandall of Norwich, formerly a school teacher from this
place. This is a democratic town, and it is believed that the Chronicle
would meet with a hearty welcome here.
Miss Dubury of Waterford is rusticating at Montville.
O.W. Douglass and wife have returned from their trip to Mystic.
The Palmer Bros. are turning out about two or three thousand bedquilts
a day at their factory. They are running part of their mills twenty-four
hours a day to fill their orders.
1412. Wed Sep 1 1880: Salem.
Gardner's Lake is getting to b quite a popular place of resort. It is
the largest and purest body of fresh water in the state. It is
well stocked with black bass, and there has lately been added a
quantity of salmon, which we hope will be successful in stocking
the pond with this most delicious fish.
We understand that suits brought against Chas. Cummings are to run out
at the little end of the horn.
N.N. Williams has the best corn in town, and he knows it.
1413. Wed Sep 1 1880: List of Patents. Granted by the
United States to citizens of this State for the week ending Aug.
24th 1880, furnished for the Chronicle from the Law and Patent Office
of J. McC. Perkins, 809 L Street (just north of Patent Office, Washington,
G.A. and G.C. Capwell, Woodbury, charger for powder flasks.
D.W. Church, Derby, paper strip from which to manufacture paper bobbins.
L.C. Clark, Plantsville, whip socket.
J.O. Davis, Hartford, expansion connection for pipes.
W.S. Fiske, Stamford, steam engine.
G.H. Foltz, Hartford, scarf ring.
S.D. Melloy, West Haven, buckle.
G.D. Mosher, New Hartford, map hook.
J.L. Osgood, New Britain cartridge loader.
E. Parker, New Britain, lock case.
E.G. Parkhurst, assignor of one half interest to Pratt 7 Whitney Co.
Hartford, machine gun.
H.S. Parmelee, New Haven, fire extinguisher.
W.E. Sparks, assignor to P. and F. Corbin, New Britain, latch.
1414. Wed Sep 1 1880: Died.
Dell--At Eagleville, August 24, Delia Dell, aged 19.
Harradeen--At Eagleville, August 24, Emma Harradeen, aged 24.
Slate--In Mansfield, August 27, Needham Slate, aged 82.
1415. Wed Sep 1 1880: At a Court of Probate holden
at Coventry, within and for the District of Coventry, on the 25th
day of August, A.D. 1880. Present, Dwight Webler, Judge. This Court
doth direct Nathan C. White executor of the estate of Harriet N.
Brigham late of Coventry in said district, deceased represented insolvent,
to cite all persons interested in said estate to appear before said
Court on the 6th day of September, 1880 at 1 o'clock p.m. at the
Probate Office in said district to be heard relative to the appointment
of commissioners to receive and examine the claims against the same
and directs that public notice of this order be given by advertising
in a newspaper published in Willimantic. Certified by Dwight Webler,
1416. Wed Sep 1 1880: At a Court of Probate holden
at Coventry, within and for the District of Coventry on the 25th
day of August, A.D. 1880. Present, Dwight Webler, Judge. This Court
doth direct S.M. Sweet, administrator on the estate of Eunice C.
Colman late of Coventry in said district deceased represented in
solvent to cite all persons interested in said estate to appear before
said Court on the 6th day of September, 1880 at 1 o'clock p.m. at
the Probate Office in said district to be heard relative to the appointment
of commissioners to receive and examine the claims against the same
and directs that public notice of this order be given by advertising
in a newspaper published in Willimantic. Certified by Dwight Webler,
Wed Sep 8 1880: About Town.
A severe cold or distemper prevails to a considerable extent in this
Mrs. Vera A Bartlett has returned from a week's sojourn on the hills
Mrs. George W. Avery is visiting her parents in Indiana and will be absent
Part of the gas pipe extending up Centre street was taken up the other
day on account of a leak.
J.J. Kennedy has placed a brand-new and fine-looking team on the road
for the sale of musical merchandise.
After a much needed rest Chas. H. Dimmock has returned to his old chair
in the barber shop of James Dougherty.
The leakage of the pipes has given the gas company considerable trouble
since the new method of gas manufacture has been in operation.
A funeral procession of 48 carriages passed through here on Monday, forming
a cortege to the remains of Mr. John Moran, a respected Irish citizen
1418. Wed Sep 8 1880: Mrs. Hiram Jewell, of Augusta, Me., has hired the
rooms over H.E. Remington & Co's clothing store for the purpose of
engaging in the millinery business.
1419. Wed Sep 8 1880: John Gardner, formerly in the
meat business here has been engaged to run the Mansfield Hollow boarding
house, and takes charge September 15th.
1420. Wed Sep 8 1880: Capt. H.H. Brown will return
from his summer vacation and resume his lectures in Excelsior hall
on Sunday, September 12, at 2 and 7:30 o'clock p.m.
1421. Wed Sep 8 1880: Hadlai A. Hull, who read law
in the office of J.L. Hunter Esq. of this village and afterwards
graduated from the Yale Law school, has hung out his shingle at Stonington.
1422. Wed Sep 8 1880: Chauncey W. Turner's meat team
took an excursion on Saturday down Walnut street from Prospect to
Main, where the wagon was overturned and the horse brought to a standstill
without serious damage.
1423. Wed Sep 8 1880: George D. Ashley and wife returned
from Michigan last week content to stay in Connecticut for the remainder
of their lives. Mrs. Gardner and the rest of the family with return
as soon as they are sufficiently recovered from the ague.
1424. Wed Sep 8 1880: The bicycle school has been removed
to Norwich. The effect of the school has been no broken necks, but
from the way some of its patrons have been biting the dust on our
streets it is a wonder. There are a number of the ambitious ones,
however, who will carry the bruises for many a day.
1425. Wed Sep 8 1880: Rev. S.J. Carroll, of Newport,
formerly pastor of the M.E. church in this village, married a runaway
couple from Fall River on Sunday evening they claiming to be of age.
The lady was but 19 years old and her parents were strongly opposed
to the match. The affair created considerable talk and excitement
in Fall River as the parties were well known.
1426. Wed Sep 8 1880: At the meeting of the Court of
Burgesses on Monday evening there were present Burgesses Keigwin,
Avery, Billings, Morrison and Bowman. The Warden being absent, Burgess
Keigwin presided. It was voted to pay H.F. Williams, care of, and
supplies for fire alarm, 33.50; D.E. Potter supplies, 5.48. Voted
to give the Garfield and Arthur club permission to erect flag poles
for campaign purposes on both sides of Main street. Voted to adjourn
1427. Wed Sep 8 1880: The Natchaug school has this
year taken a new departure in the introduction of music as one of
the branches of study in the school. It will be under the instruction
of Miss F.P. Rollins, Mr. Welch's assistant, and considerable time
will be devoted to its study. The committee is to be commended for
his action in this respect, for in these days music is an important
and essential accomplishment. We live in hopes of sometime being
able to listen to better vocal music than is frequently produced
by our church choirs. Willimantic is sadly deficient in this respect.
1428. Wed Sep 8 1880: Lost--This morning, a bunch of
keys marked "L.M. Kimball." The finder will be rewarded
by leaving them at the Linen Co.'s boarding house.
1429. Wed Sep 8 1880: Capt. Stephen R. Morse of Willimantic
who commands the steamer Lizzie Morse of this city, is employed in
forwarding quahaugs from Tuckernuck, Nantucket, to this city and
New London. His vessel brought four hundred bushels of the bivalves
on her last trip. While on this cruise Capt. Morse picked up a valuable
lot of butter in kegs which had evidently been drifting in the sea
for many days. It once formed a portion of the cargo of an eastward
bound steamer which was in collision with another several hundred
miles to the southward of this coast soon after the Narragansett
disaster. Three thousand kegs of butter were thrown over together
with a large quantity of provisions, meal and live stock. Since the
accident the surf pounded sands of the southern Nantucket have intercepted
large lots of the butter some of which in a damaged state has already
found its way into the market under the caption "drift butter".
The dead bodies of many cattle have also come ashore at Nantucket
and for a time they were so numerous as to fill the air with a putrid
smell. Recently Captain Morse purchased a quantity of the "drift
butter" of the Islanders for six cents per pound and sold it
to a New London baker at an advance of five cents on the first price.--Cooley's
1430. Wed Sep 8 1880: Death of Capt. D.A. O'Neill.--On
Monday morning the community was greatly surprised to hear of the
death of Capt. D.A. O'Neill, which occurred at 11 o'clock Sunday
night. He had just recovered from a severe sickness of gastric fever,
which had confined him for a number of weeks. He attended the encampment,
with his company, of the State militia at Niantic, and it is thought
contracted there the disease that caused his death--which was rheumatism
of the heart. Mr. O'Neill was born in New York, and when a young
man went from that city to Woodstock, Conn. and learned the tailor's
trade, from which place he came to Willimantic to work at his trade
for G.R. Baldwin in 1866 and has resided here ever since. He served
three years in the war of the Rebellion as a drummer in the 7th regiment
Connecticut Volunteers. The funeral took place from the Baptist church,
and was attended by company K. of which he was captain, and nearly
all the officers of the Third regiment. Rev. Mr. Holman preached
the funeral sermon, and paid an eloquent tribute to the deceased
as a soldier and citizen. Captains Fisher and Warren, of Putnam,
Bentley, and Sterry, of New London, McCord, of Norwich, and Hoxie,
of Mystic, acted as pall-bearers, and the procession was headed by
the National band. The deceased leaves a wife and two children to
mourn his loss.
1431. Wed Sep 8 1880: Ashford.
Buck & Dawley have commenced cutting the timber on the Bicknel farm
and will soon have a steam saw mill erected on the place to saw the timber.
Lombard & Matthewson have bought a farm in Chaplin and are soon to
cut the timber, having purchased a steam saw mill, they will use it to
saw out the lumber.
Danforth O. Lombard took a dose of laudanum last Saturday supposing it
to be Jamaica ginger, but an emetic quickly applied relieved him any
serious effect from it.
Orin Smith who has the "boss" coon dog caught a large coon
last Thursday, the first one caught this season and is the first of the
thirty that he is to catch this fall as he says.
Henry E. Robbins and wife are visiting in town their former friends and
relatives. He will soon go west to look for a place to locate having
sold out his business in Norwalk.
Henry Horne and family are visiting Thomas S. Slaid, who is the father
of Mrs. Thorne. Mrs. M.A. Brown another daughter of Mrs. Slaid is at
home for a short time.
The Bicknell bridge, so called, that was broken by the team of Buck &
Dawley, and which obstructed travel between Warrenville and Willimantic
has been newly built and teams now pass over it without hindrance.
Mrs. M.E. Ward has gone to visit a brother in New York and will not return
for several weeks.
1432. Wed Sep 8 1880: North Windham.
The barn belonging to E.H. Hall & Son situated near the church and
used for the storage of cotton was burned on Wednesday. The cotton was
all saved. The origin of the fire is unknown.
There was a school meeting on Saturday night. Mr. Lester Hartson was
re-elected district committee; Geo. Bowen collector; P. Peck clerk and
1433. Wed Sep 8 1880: Mansfield.
Dr. E.P. Flint, who has been located at Spring Hill for more than a year,
has removed to South Coventry and fills the place of Dr. Bennett. Dr.
Flint and his wife have made many friends in our town and he has been
successful in his practice.
We notice a Garfield and Arthur flag flying in front of O.S. Chaffee &
Son's mill. We think it is the only one, but we have two Hancock flags
up and two more nearly ready to put up. At Chaffee's flag raising, they
had a company. "Two are a company, three are a crowd" you know.
1434. Wed Sep 8 1880: Mansfield Centre.
The beauties of a truthful newspaper correspondence are represented by
the Norwich Courier of last week which stated that Minnie, daughter
of G.S. Williams had been killed by a fall in the barn. The case
was, she did fall sixteen feet, and struck her head on a four-inch
stick which ran across the bottom of a dye vat, crushing her skill
on one side, and cracking it all around. Drs. Hill, Sumner and
Flint were called, but concluded not to do anything for her at
that time, thinking it to be useless, but on Wednesday morning
they removed about eight square inches of broken and bruised skull,
from which time until this writing she has improved, and her physicians
say that she will get well. It was a very narrow escape.
Henry DeForest, president of an Alabama college for colored students,
gave a very interesting talk at the chapel last Sunday evening about
the people of that part of the South and the college of which he is president.
C.B. Babcock will leave the Hollow boarding house on the 15th, and John
Gardner of Willimantic will take charge of the same.
Miss T.S. Eaton began the fall school on Monday for a term of ten weeks.
1435. Wed Sep 8 1880: South Coventry.
Mrs. D.F. Lathrop has been entertaining a sister and brother-in-law,
Colonel Deane and wife of Boston. The Colonel is a native of Ashford,
Conn., and though for many years a resident of the capital of the
Bay State, still clings with a peculiar attachment, too rarely
found in life's later years, to the associations in the old country
towns of his native state. He is a member of Gov. Andres' staff,
and accompanied his Excellency during the late review of troops
at the encampment at Niantic.
Mrs. Eleazer Kingsbury has been visiting at her cousin's, Mr. Geo. O.
Kinne's, in Hartford.
Mrs. Wm. Bradbury is visiting at Danielsonville.
Miss Sophie Miller is making her annual visit at her aunt's, Mrs. R.W.
Miss Hattie Albro is among relatives in New York.
Miss Alice Lathrop has been spending a few days with the family of Hon.
James Huntington of Woodbury.
Mrs. Reynolds of Providence has been embracing the country air at her
old homestead (Mrs. Babcock's) in the south part of the town.
After a long and tiresome season at dress-making, Miss Jennie Fuller
will soon bid adieu to stitching and trimming and regain if possible
her usual vigor among friends at Montville.
Mr. Amos Hammond will please accept thanks for the fine specimens of
choice varieties of apples of his own cultivation among which to day
showing their cherry red cheeks of nature's exquisite enameling through
the lattice of my fruit-dish are the English pippins, so rarely found
in our country, also the fair sugar sweeting, luscious as the melon and
yielding a peachy aroma. Mr. H. transplanted these young trees, a decade
since from the nursery of Mr. Lewis of Willimantic from whence he advises
all who contemplate apple culture to make their selections.
Tho' Dr. Bennett had been with us but a comparatively short time, yet
many are the expressions of regret at his leaving. It is our loss and
your gain. Dr. Dean has borne the burden and heat of more than five and
twenty years of medical practice, and now, who fills the vacuum to assist
Miss Ettie Peckens is taking lessons in instrumental music of Miss Edith
Della Bradbury has a badly sprained ankle.
Rev. W.D. Morton remained in town through last week.
The friends of Mrs. Nelson Dow, the motherly lady who resided so many
years of South Street will be pained to learn that she is lying in a
precarious condition, the effect of a second paralytic stroke, at Springfield,
1436. Wed Sep 8 1880: Scotland.
Rev. A.A. Hurd resumed his place on Sunday after an absence of three
Sabbaths and double services will be held after this week.
There were fifty in attendance at the Ladies' Society picnic held at
James Burnett's on Wednesday.
1437. Wed Sep 8 1880: Columbia.
At a meeting of the Democratic electors held at the Town hall on the
evening of Aug. 31st, delegates were appointed to the several conventions
as follows: Congressional William H. Yeomans 2d, Norman H. Clark. County,
Marshall Holbrook, Jonathan Tucker, Leonard T. Strickland, Daniel C.
Tucker. Probate, Seth S. Collins, Nathan K. Holbrook, John H. Bascomb,
Frank P. Collins. Carlos Collins was chosen town committee for the year
The trial of case of the seizure of liquors upon the premises of Seth
S. Collins on the 15th day of August, was held before Asahel O. Wright
on Monday the 30th day of August. Chauncey E. Brown appeared as prosecutor
and Seth S. Collins and Mr. Rood of Willimantic as defendants represented
by John M. Hall Esq. The prosecutor asked for an adjournment for witnesses
which being denied the defense admitted all the testimony of Mr. Browns
witnesses which he (Brown) stated they would swear to. After hearing
of the case it was decided that the liquors were not a nuisance and were
ordered to be returned to the defendants.
The trial of the Collins liquor case was resumed on Saturday Sept. 4th
continuing through the day. Twenty-one witnesses were put upon the stand
making the number already examined sixty. The prosecution stated that
they should probably not occupy more than two hours in the further presentation
of the case, and the court was against adjourning to Sept. 20th at 9
o'clock a.m. It is probable that whatever the result may be it will be
a dearly bought purchase. Already one who was active in the preparation
of the case has been conveyed to the insane retreat at Hartford in a
raving condition. And from present appearances, neighbor will be arrayed
against neighbor and much hard feelings engendered.
Elisha D. Lewis occupies the king position as peach grower. He had 100
or more trees all in a thriving and bearing condition which he is rapidly
disposing of at reasonable prices.
William H. Yeomans and family have returned from a week's sojourn at
Martha's Vineyard and Quissett, Mass.
A fall term of the school in Hop river district commenced on Monday last.
Miss May Goss teacher.
1438. Wed Sep 8 1880: Colchester.
Colchester supports five doctors and two lawyers, saying nothing about
the transient ones.
Edwin S. Ransom of Chicago, has been in town for a few days.
Miss Emma Patten of this place has accepted a position as a teacher in
Miss Lizze Gillette commenced the fall term of school in district number
3 last week.
Capt. Palmer is supposed to be near Franklin Bay, I the Polar regions.
A good place to be, this weather.
Frank Tryon has accepted the position in Allen Chapman's store at Montville.
J.G. Wightman is doing a good business in the wagon line. Anyone needing
anything in that line will find it for their interest to give him a call.
Chester Holmes lost a valuable horse a few days since.
If you want to see a first-class hotel, call at the Hooker House.
1439. Wed Sep 8 1880: Born.
Bacon--In Willimantic, Sept. 6, a son to Herman C. and Eliza C. bacon.
Allen--In Willimantic, Sept. 1, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Allen.
Larkham--In Wilimantic, Sept. 4th, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Chas. Larkham.
Dickerson--In Willimantic, Sept. 2, a daughter to Chas. E. and Lydia
1440. Wed Sep 8 1880: Died.
Shea--In Windham, Sept. 4th, Bridget Shea, aged 6.
Green--In Coventry, Sept. 4th, Lillian Green, aged 17.
O'Neill--In Willimantic, Sept. 5, Capt. Daniel A. O'Neill, aged 41.
1441. Wed Sep 8 1880: Montville.
Quite a number of persons were frightened during the musical concert
given by Rev. Robert Staplins, last Saturday evening, by the unexpected
discharge of some heavy piece of ordinance manned by some of the
young cannonaders of this place. It is hoped that the guilty parties
may be found and severely dealt with.
Last Saturday afternoon, the republicans chose as their county delegates,
L. H. Hurlbutt and F.D. Palmer; congressional, R.G. Hooper and J.R. Rogers.
They also appointed a town committee consisting of R.G. Hooper, G.N.
Wood, and J. Randolph Rogers, entirely ignoring their former generalissimo,
Calvin Allyn, whose clarion voice has again and again led the party to
The meeting in Smith's Grove last Saturday afternoon was well attended.
It was first addressed by Jas. B. Connell, a reformed man, then the famous
republican temperance orator, Joseph S. Latimer began eloquently to set
forth the ways of righteousness in the republican temperance style, when
a large crowd of boys, espying a tree heavily loaded with fruit, suddenly
broke from the place, and one climbed the tree, while another picked
up the apples, causing great merriment in the audience.
The schools began on Monday last in Palmertown and Uncasville, Mr. Quincy
McGuire and Miss Minnie Comstock in the former, and Mr. Thos. Latham
and Miss Lucy Allen in the latter place.
Prof. Watts. the eminent cornetist, has for the past week been engaged
in making cider.
John Dewin is severely poisoned, so that he is incapacitated for work.
1442. Wed Sep 8 1880: Plainfield.
The Democrats of this town raised a large Hancock and English flag at
Central Village last Saturday afternoon. The gathering was large
and enthusiastic. The Wauregan brass band furnished excellent music.
There was a large meeting at the town hall immediately after, presided
over by F.W. Spaulding who made a stirring address. Speeches were
also made by Hon. Wm. Parsons, editor of the New Haven Register
and Hon. James Gallagher also of New Haven. The able and truthful
manner in which the real issues of the day were presented and discussed,
the hyypocrisy and corruption of the republican party set forth,
the character of their candidates discussed and portrayed, not
only caused the republicans present to wince but must have suggested
that Messrs. Wait and Tibbitts at the republican demonstration
the evening previous, omitted important facts in their fervent
pleas for continuance in office.
1443. Wed Sep 8 1880: Rockville.
Rev. Mr. Whitlock has about 70 pupils in his private school.
Wed Sep 15 1880: About Town.
Mr. James Dungan has retired from the grocery business.
F.H. Shaffer and wife leave town for Iowa next week.
Robert Hooper now drives his trained horse using No. 8 spool cotton for
bridle and reins.
Mrs. Frank Marble returned from her summer's sojourn at Martha's Vineyard
Two elegant street lights are being placed directly opposite the entrance
to the Opera House.
D.F. Terry and wife are taking a week's vacation at the Stewart mansion
on New London Harbor.
Parties are putting a stock of millinery into the store formerly occupied
by J.J. Kennedy's music store on Union street.
The Willimantic Linen Co. has begun laying the railroad which is to connect
the mills, crossing the proposed new bridge to mill No. 4.
Levi Frink's new building is progressing rapidly, and we expect to hear
the lion roar in it before many days.
St. Joseph hall, Valley street, has been leased by the town as a voting
place, and for all other public business.
C.H. Andrews has hung out a Hancock and English banner at his residence
in Mansfield. Mr. Andrews is one of the true blue democrats.
Wm. Foran, who has for a long time been a fireman on the New York and
New England railroad, has been promoted to an engineer's berth.
A loose joint in the steam pipe in Loomer Opera house, flooded the Boston
Store with warm water, on Saturday, doing considerable damage.
1445. Wed Sep 15 1880: John H. Moulton has been engaged
to take charge of the Linen Co's meat market. They are fortunate
in obtaining the services of Mr. Moulton.
1446. Wed Sep 15 1880: Miss Addie F. Gordon, of this
place, has returned with her uncle, John H. Gordon, who has been
spending a few days in town, to Port Gibson, Miss. where she will
1447. Wed Sep 15 1880: Some miscreants broke into Capen's
grocery store, at the lower village, one day last week. They tapped
the money drawer but found it empty, and contented themselves with
taking a quantity of cigars. They were, no doubt, parties who were
acquainted with the premises.
1448. Wed Sep 15 1880: The Republicans have secured
the Willimantic Linen Co.'s new mill for the purpose of holding a
mass meeting on Saturday next in the afternoon. In the evening the
company have arranged to give their employees and their friends a
change to enjoy themselves in dancing in the mill.
1449. Wed Sep 15 1880: Fred. S. Clark has engaged the
store recently built by Warden Davison, at the corner of Union and
Jackson streets, with the intention of opening a meat market there.
Fred thoroughly understands the business, is a popular young man,
and will have the best wishes and a liberal share of the patronage
of the people.
1450. Wed Sep 15 1880: The adjourned meeting of the
Court of Burgesses was held at the Borough office Monday evening.
Present, Burgesses Keigwin, Avery, Billings, Morrison and Bowman.
The Warden being absent Burgess Keigwin presided. Voted, to pay the
following bills: Willimantic Linen Co., labor and stone for watering
trough, $20; Cryne & Moriarty, repairs, $4.55; Carpenter & Fowler,
supplies, $26.60; C.A. Capen, Treasurer, commission, $104.78; Willimantic
Journal, advertising, $17. Voted, to appoint John M. Alpaugh and
Henry N. Wales auditors of the treasury, etc., for the current year.
Also voted to adjourn one week.
1451. Wed Sep 15 1880: Extensive improvements have
been made in the grounds and rooms of the school in district No.
1. The grounds have been finely graded, and the rooms and furniture
refinished, and handsome new stoves added in all the departments.
Mr. Holbrook, the new principal, with the hearty cooperation of the
teachers and officers of the school, is making strong efforts to
improve the standard of scholarship by a more thorough grading and
course of study. Pupils may now take a high school course, prepare
for college, or begin a collegiate course in the school. An organ,
has been secured and vocal music is now one of the regular exercises.
With the cooperation and assistance f the parents district No. 1
will soon have a school to be proud of, and Natchaug must look out
for her laurels.
1452. Wed Sep 15 1880: The Hancock and English Guards
organized last evening by the appointment of Luke Flynn Jr., Capt.;
Henry Hill, 1st Lieut.; Thos. Ashton, 2d Lieut.; Wm. Bradbury, Orderly
Sergeant. A meeting will be held to-night to perfect the organization
and prepare for business.
1453. Wed Sep 15 1880: About bedtime Monday night the
community was startled by the cry of fire issuing from the barber
shop of Wm. Connor and in a moment the whole front of the building
was brightly illuminated by the blaze. Immediately the fire bell
was sounding and in a short time crowds of people from all directions
came rushing to the scene anxious to do what they might to extinguish
the blaze, but their services were unnecessary as a few pails of
water together with Mr. Connor's coat were sufficient to quench the
conflagration. The fire was caused by the explosion of a kerosene
lamp and would probably not have occurred had the lamps been provided
with the "Eureka safety valve" designed for this purpose
and for sale by G.M. Harrington. Had the fire got any headway that
whole corner of wooden buildings, notwithstanding the rain that was
in progress at the time, would at this time been a charred mass of
timber and ruins. The "Hooks" were first on the spot ready
for action. The loss to property was slight.
1454. Wed Sep 15 1880: Extensive arrangements are being
made by the committee having the mater in charge for one of the grandest
demonstrations ever witnessed in this place on a similar occasion
at the flag raising on Thursday evening next. The Committee have
decided upon the following programme: The procession will form opposite
the National House, as follows: Marshal, Willimantic Band, Hancock
and English Guards, Hancock and English Club, Speakers for the Evening,
Invited Guests, Mansfield Drum Corps. March to Cushman Block, countermarch
to Brainard House, open ranks. Hancock and English Club, speakers
and invited guests marching through to first balcony Willimantic
Band will take position opposite Atwood Block. The Guards will keep
their position during the exercises. The Drum Corps will take position
opposite Brainard House. At signal of rockets the flag will be unfurled.
Drum Corps will salute first, National Band second and Willimantic
Band third. Song by Glee Club, "When Hancock Takes the Chair." Speeches
by Wm. Parsons; music by National Band; speech by F.W. Spaulding;
music by Willimantic Band; speech by James Gallagher; Drum Corps;
speech by Judge Blydenburg; Glee Club. Exercises close by music by
1455. Wed Sep 15 1880: North Windham.
In Windham, September 10th, a daughter was born to Levi and Eliza Lincoln.
Mr. Pardon Parker, an old resident of this village, died on Saturday,
at the advanced age of 83 years.
Mr. Charles Lincoln, Jr., has moved into the house with Mr. George Spafford.
Mr. Green, from Howard's Valley, has moved into the house with Mr. George
Mrs. Fitch Polly and Mrs. George Polly are visiting friends near Danielsonville.
Mr. P.B. Peck is having his well lowered, he having been troubled with
scarcity of water.
Mr. Calvin Lincoln has had his house raised.
Mr. Albert Bates and family are rusticating in Rhode Island.
The Eaton Brothers have commenced harvesting their cranberries in the
Allen meadow. We learn that they are not as plentiful as last year, although
their meadow at Mansfield is said to have a larger yard.
Mr. Mason Bates has been engaged to teach the school in Mansfield Hollow.
1456. Wed Sep 15 1880: Scotland.
It is said that Ensworth is thrashing 1000 bushels of grain a day. With
his five machines his customers must be increasing, for we hear
about every season of his adding a new machine. He has thrashed
for 17 years, and is known far and near as "Uncle Joe, the
At the annual meeting in the Centre school district, John B. Bacon was
chosen School Committee by the five voters present. Miss Addie Bacon
has been engaged to teach the winter term of the school.
1457. Wed Sep 15 1880: Mansfield.
The Hancock and English, flag-raising at the Depot on Thursday last was
a success although the day was cloudy, and had the appearance of
rain. The following were chosen officers for the day. President
N.B. Perkins, vice Presidents.. Elisha Mowrey, Asa Thomas, A.M.
Sweet, Wm. Warren, M.D. Spofford, Chester Tilden. Secretary A.W.
Buchanan. The following speakers were introduced in the order named:
C.F. Mohon of New London; John Bishop, also of New London. The
last speaker was F.W. Spalding from Plainfield; it was delivered
in a very gentlemanly style of which no man could take any offense,
but for all that, he put in "sledge hammer licks" against
the republican candidates and party.
Three aged residents of this town have recently passed away, Isaac Farwell
of North Mansfield, aged 75 years, 6 months, Artemus Shafter of Mansfield,
Tom Connors, aged 84 years, and Deacon N. Slate of Chestnut Hill, aged
1458. Wed Sep 15 1880: South Coventry.
The funeral solemnities of Mrs. Nelson Dow, who died at Springfield,
Mass., and whose remains were brought to this place last Saturday,
took place from the M.E. Church, Sunday, at 2 p.m. The exercises
were opened with singing by the choir of that beautiful funeral
hymn of Bonar, "A few years shall roll, etc." Selections
of Scripture were then read by the Rev. J. S. Thomas of the M.E.
Church of Gurleyville (who had exchanged pulpits with the Rev.
J.O. Dodge). Prayer was then offered by the Rev. Nelson Goodrich
of Gales Ferry, a former pastor of the deceased during a few years
of her residence on South street. The choice of the Rev. Goodrich
to conduct the ceremonies was appropriately made, from the fact
that he officiated in the closing scenes of the life of her husband,
the late J.N. Dow, a large circle of mourning friends and relatives
were assembled to pay their last tribute of love and respect to
the remains of an affectionate mother and sister. She was seventy-three
years of age.
Miss Carrie Robinson, teacher of the infant class in the M.E. school,
gave a party to her pupils Saturday afternoon.
L.D. Wilson and family have removed from their late residence on South
street, and are stopping with relatives at Bridgeport, Conn., from whence
they intend soon to start upon a visiting tour through several of the
Sunday morning the Rev. Morton addressed a large congregation. We noticed
Miss Lizzie Rose, of Rockville, Mrs. Herman Albro of New York, and Deacon
Whiting and family of Tolland among the audience.
Mr. Bohan Strong, an elderly and much respected citizen of the south
part of the town, is said to be in rapidly failing health.
Mrs. Emma H. Loomis is reported to be in declining health.
The lately bereaved Mrs. Wood was quite ill last week.
Miss Alice Mason is visiting friends in Hartford.
Miss Mary Newton has been for some days the guest of Mrs. D.F. Lathrop.
The old building known as the Washburn Foundry, is being torn down, and
its timber will be made us of by Mr. Lewis, who unfortunately lost his
barn by a shaft of lightning during the recent cyclone.
1459. Wed Sep 15 1880: Mansfield Democratic Flag Raising. At the call
of the town committee, the Democrats met at the town-house and decided
to have a flag-raising and mass meeting there on Monday evening Sept.
20th. The following were chosen as officers for the occasion. Prest.
L.H. Hooker; vice Prests. J.N. Barrows, G.R. Hanks, Henry Spafford, G.W.
Le'Vallie, Evans Parish, L.D. Brown, G.W. Parker, Samuel Yeomans, J.H.
Johnson, Henry Huntington; Sect. And Treas. Frank Freeman; executive
committee N.B. Perkins, J.G. Freeman W.I. Swift, P.G. Hanks, G.W. More,
A.H. Freeman; committee on speakers A.W. Buchanan, W.Spofford, P.G. Hanks:
committee on flag, O. Shumway, J.S. Hanks. The committee have secured
F.W. Spaulding of Plainfield of whom all speak in the highest terms,
and Judge Blydenburg and Hon. Wm. Parsons of New Haven as speakers.
1460. Wed Sep 15 1880: A Rebuke. Oneco, Conn., Sept.
11, 1880. The Danielsonville Transcript accidentally falling under
our observation, I notice a contemptible article attacking our estimable
and talented friend F.W. Spaulding, and, according to that unreliable
sheet, to be a temperance advocate, one must be a republican. I doubt
if that would sound well in Danielsonville, while here in Sterling
it sounds very bad, where the democratic liquor traffickers have
danced to the tune of fifty dollars and costs, and the republican
dealers are left over perhaps until after election. It is a very
nice thing that the party of borrowed morals are so nearly uncovered
that their silly threats fade into taffy. B
1461. Wed Sep 15 1880: Plainfield.
Last Saturday evening a Hancock and English Club was organized at Central
Village with the following named officers: President, F.W. Spaulding;
Vice-Presidents, Perry G. Tipp, George Dawley, David J. Babcock,
Fitch A. Carey, Thomas A. Tiffany; Secretary, Merril A. Ladd; Treasurer,
Henry N. Chapman; Marshal, Chauncey F. Hill. An Executive Committee
of one from each school district, of which the President Secretary
and Treasurer are members Ex officio was appointed as follows:
H.C. Starkweather, Jonathan Grum, Samuel Palmer, John A. Fitch,
A.C. Green, Andrew Bennett, L. Edwards, John B. Davis, A.B. Sprague,
H. A. Young, Alva A. Davis, Harvey D. Sayles, Hugh McLaughlin,
Milton Tracy, and John Doyle. The club starts off with a membership
1462. Wed Sep 15 1880: Eastford.
Died, In Eastford, Sept. 4th a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Etheredge,
aged, 4 months, 16 days.
1463. Wed Sep 15 1880: Montville.
A sad accident occurred last Saturday night, near Uncasville. The house
owned by Mr. Leander Rounds was discovered to be in flames by a
employee of Mr. C.M. Robertson, at about half-past eleven o'clock,
p.m. Mrs. Rounds was found outside the building nearly dead, being
severely burned by the flames. Assistance was called, but it was
too late, and everything perished in the flames. Mrs. Rounds survived
but a short time, and was buried Sunday last. Mr. Rounds has the
sympathy of the whole community.
The meeting in Smith's Grove was addressed by Rev. D. Moses, who drew
a sad picture of the old towns of Simsbury and Branforth, and their condition
in regard to strong drink. It is a question whether these meetings are
conducted for the benefit of temperance or the republican party.
Mr. C.A. Chapman has lately had some very fine frescoing done upon his
Alfred Hurlbutt has employed our two veteran painters, Capt. Douglass
and Lubin G. Wheeler, to give his new house a coat of paint.
1464. Wed Sep 15 1880: Brooklyn.
There will be a grand rally and flag-raising Saturday Sept. 18th, in
this town. Two flags are to be raised, one on the green, and the other
about a quarter of a mile west, opposite L.S. Atwood's. The Hon. J.L.
Hunter, Frank Spaulding, and other able speakers are expected to be present
and address the people in the Town hall on the issues of the day.
The Dayville male quartette sang at the County house last Sunday, those
who have heard them said it was very good.
A happy family. Patrick Kinney's, over the advent of a grandaughter,
to Mr. and Mrs. John Burmingham.
Miss Sarah W. Downing, returned to Conantville last Tuesday followed
by the regrets of her many friends.
1465. Wed Sep 15 1880: Born.
Deming--In Chaplin, Sept. 5, a son, (James Garfield) to George and Mary
C. Deming. (The beginning of a Garfield Club under the 14th amendment.)
Conant--In East Hampton, Sept. 5, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John W.
Conant. Danielsonville papers please copy.
Lewis--In Willimantic, Sept. 11, a daughter to Horatio H. and Mary E.
Brennan--In Willimantic, Sept. 10, a son to John and Julia Brennan.
Billings--In Willimantic, Sept. 14, a son to John A. and Ellen M. Billings.
1466. Wed Sep 15 1880: Died.
Howley--In Willimantic, Sept. 3, John Howley, aged 45 years.
Moran--In Coventry, Sept. 5, John Moran, aged 50 years.
Hickey--In Willimantic, Sept. 5, William H. Hickey, aged 4 months.
Vanoise--In Willimantic, Sept. 5, Alphonse Vanoise, aged 6 mos.
Foley--In Willimantic, Sept. 10, Patrick Foley, aged 17 years.
Fisher--In Willimantic, Sept. 11, Elizabeth Fisher, aged 23 years.
Bell--In Willimantic, Sept. 9, George Bell, aged 8 years.
Bryant--In Hebron, Sept. 11, Rev. Willard Bryant, aged 72 years.
Hislop--In South Windham, Sept. 12, Ellen Hislop, aged 11 months.
Parker--In North Windham, Sept. 13, Pardon Parker, aged 82 years.
1467. Wed Sep 15 1880: For Sale. A Two-Horse Threshing
Machine in complete order, for sale or exchange. Enquire of Edwin
Gillette, Grocer, Church street, Willimantic, Ct.
1468. Wed Sep 15 1880: Marauding Indians killed the
driver of a stage and two passengers near Fort Cummings, New Mexico.
Pursuing troops overtook the Indians and had a short fight in which
one soldier and two friendly Indian scouts were killed. The loss
of the hostiles is unknown.
1469. Wed Sep 15 1880: Two hundred more Sioux Indians
have surrendered to the military authorities at Fort Keough.
1470. Wed Sep 15 1880: List of Patents. Granted by
the United States to citizens of this State for the week ending Sept.
7th 1880, furnished for the Chronicle from the Law and patent Office
of J. McC. Perkins, 809 L Street (just north of patent Office, Washington,
M.P. Bray, New Haven, stay for corsets.
M.H. Bray, New Haven, assignor of one-half interest to Basset Corset
M.P. Bray, assignor to M. Strouse & Co. New Haven, machine for folding
W.A. Camp, assignor to Scoville M'f'g. Co. Waterbury, post office box.
E.R. Ives, Bridgeport, assignor to Ives Blakeser & Co., automatic
S.L. Otis, Birmingham, attaching buttons to cards.
E.G. Parkhurst, Hartford, cartridge packing and feeding case.
A. Patitz, assignor to Bradley & Hubbard M'f'g. West Meriden, cigar
C. Raymond, 2d Danbury telephonic signaling apparatus.
D.M. Sanford, Ansonia, die for drawing strips of metal.
J. Schaedler, Bridgeport, joining metal plates.
S.X. Secor, Bridgeport, toy.
E. Stockwell and W.H. Taylor, assign or to Tale Lock M'f'g. Co. Stamford,
dial for locks.
G. Durham, assignor to C.C. Dunham, nut machine.
1471. Wed Sep 15 1880: Wanted. Three or four rooms
on same floor, with water, for a lady and grandson. With family of
adults preferred. Address Mrs. Damon, care E.A. Damon, Willimantic,
1472. Wed Sep 15 1880: Congressional Convention. The
Democrats and all others who support Hancock and English in the several
towns of new London and Windham counties are requested to send delegates--equal
to twice the number of representatives to the legislature to which
their several towns are entitled--to a convention to be holden at
Norwich on Thursday September 23, at 11 o'clock a.m., to nominate
a candidate for representative to Congress and to transact any other
business usually done at such convention. E.H. Holmes, District Committee.
Wed Sep 22 1880: About Town.
Cashier Risley has just returned from a short vacation west.
S.C. Davis, on Pleasant street, has a sunflower four feet in circumference.
Judge Culver will hold court at our court house commencing Monday next.
The new armory received its first visitors on Friday evening last when
it as dedicated by a dance.
Elias Beard formerly with J.H. Moulton, is now engaged in Brown's market
in Melony's building.
H.N. Twist, photographer, has added an attractive new sign indicating
his occupation and place of business.
N.W. Leavitt has organized another troupe of Bell Ringers and opens business
in Tolland county this week.
Marshal Tilden of Ellington has purchased the furniture business of E.C.
Potter and already taken possession.
Major Cady, father of the well-known prompter, Gurdon Cady, died at Central
Village, on Saturday, at an advanced age.
A lady's mantle was lost in the new mill on Saturday evening, Sept. 18.
The finder will be rewarded by leaving it at this office.
The house which stood at the junction of Maple and Jackson streets has
been removed and Spruce street is being straightened through.
The telegraph poles through Main street have received a second coating
of paint, brown at the bottom and white at the top, which adds to their
1474. Wed Sep 22 1880: Our Truant Officer, Albert Barrows,
has plenty of business during the pleasant weather, and he is called
the most efficient officer in this line in the state.
1475. Wed Sep 22 1880: Geo. Clapp advertises a dance
in the grove of C.W. Thomas, in West Ashford on Friday evening, Sept.
24. Dancing tickets, 50 cents. If the weather be unfavorable, the
dance will take place in the hall.
1476. Wed Sep 22 1880: Wiggins Bros. moved their grocery
store to Horace Hall's store, on the corner of Main and Walnut streets,
last week. Levi Frink has moved to his new store, and the lower story
of Cunningham building looks lonesome.
1477. Wed Sep 22 1880: Chas. H. Dimmick ahs bought
out the barber shop of James Dougherty. He intends engaging a skilled
barber and to run the shop in first-class shape. We have no doubt
that Mr. Dimmick will receive a liberal share of the public patronage,
as he deserves.
1478. Wed Sep 22 1880: Levi A. Frink has moved the
Voluntown Bazaar to his new building, four doors west of the old
stand and proposes to astonish his customers with his low prices
for the next thirty days. Now is the time to make a trade with him,
while he feels good over his new block.
1479. Wed Sep 22 1880: As Fred L. Clark was driving
on Main street on Thursday, his wheel struck a French boy about seven
years old on the head, injuring him so that he died. Witnesses agree
that Mr. Clark was not driving fast at the time, and that the accident
was due to the daring and carelessness of the boy.
1480. Wed Sep 22 1880: Judge Layfayette S. Foster died
at his residence in Norwich at an early hour Sunday morning at the
advanced age of 74 years. Judge Foster has been a prominent man in
politics for over forty years, and was admired by both parties for
his upright character and ability. He was well known in this place.
1481. Wed Sep 22 1880: The attention of our brother
printers is called to the fact that we have a firm in this town that
is furnishing the best of wood type at the lowest living prices.
We refer to the American Wood Type Co., of South Windham. Their type
is second to none in the world, and they are constantly getting out
1482. Wed Sep 22 1880: The leakage from the new gas
pipes is spoiling wells along the line and filling the cellars with
gas. A mixture of gas and air in the proper proportions is an explosive
more dangerous than gunpowder, and it will be well to keep cellars
well ventilated until the nuisance is abated--which should be done
1483. Wed Sep 22 1880: The Hancock and English club
formed at their club room last evening a company of 100 members called
the Hancock phalanx composed of a portion of the most prominent and
influential Democrats in town. The officers chosen were Joel W. Webb,
captain; Myron Squires, first lieutenant; A.L. Fuller, second lieutenant;
Wm. Harrington, orderly sergeant.
1484. Wed Sep 22 1880: All citizens of Windham who
favor the election of Neal Dow for president and George P. Rogers
for governor are requested to meet at room No. 4 Bank building, on
Monday evening, Sept. 27th, at 7:30 o'clock to select two candidates
to represent this town in the legislature, and candidates for town
offices, select a town committee, and do such other business as may
properly come before said meeting.
1485. Wed Sep 22 1880: At a caucus holden at the Hancock
club room, Tuesday, the following delegates were chosen to represent
this town in the Congressional convention to be held in Norwich,
Thursday Sept. 23d: E.A. Buck, J.L. Hunter, J.M. Johnson, A.R. Morrison.
Probate: C. Tilden, E.F. Casey, John Bowman, E.H. Holmes, Jr. County:
Henry W. Wales, R.E. Rogers, J. O'Sullivan, J.G. Martin.
1486. Wed Sep 22 1880: The attendance at the different
schools at the beginning of this school year makes a good showing.
The Natchaug in its various departments is made up as follows:--High
school, 53, Grammar, Miss Tiffany, 39, Miss Fuller, 40, Miss Peckham,
33, Primary, Miss Dorrance, 33, Miss Palmer, 35, Miss Yorke, 37.
District No. 1:--High school, 60; First Intermediate, Miss Williams,
35; Second Intermediate, Miss King, 31; First Primary, Mrs. Kenyon,
54; Second Primary, Miss Cargel and Miss Martin, 100. The Convent
school has already 400 scholars.
1487. Wed Sep 22 1880: The adjourned meeting of the
Court of Burgesses was held at the Borough Office, Monday evening,
the Warden presiding. Present, Burgesses Keigwin, Sullivan, Avery
and Bowman. Record of last meeting read and approved. Voted, to pay
the Willimantic Company, for watering trough, $96.27; Lincoln, Smith & Co.
supplies, 85 cts; Willimantic Gas Co., gas, $1.25. A communication
was received from the Board of Engineers, inviting the Court of Burgesses
to participate in the parade of the Fire Department, to be held on
Saturday, Sept. 25th. Voted, to accept the invitation. Also voted
to adjourn one week.
1488. Wed Sep 22 1880: Suit Against the Town.--A suit
has been brought against the town to the next November term of the
Superior Court by James S. Parsons of Windham to recover three thousand
dollars for the loss of a horse caused, as claimed by plaintiff,
by defective highway between the railroad and covered bridge at South
Windham. The particulars concerning the accident as given by Mr.
Parsons are as follows: His son was driving over this piece of road
on the 10th day of May last, and as he neared the covered bridge
his horse stepped upon a nail or sharp piece of iron which pierced
his foot. The wound finally produced lockjaw which caused his death.
It appears that for several years Smith Winchester & Co. have been
in the habit of dumping cinders and fine waste material from their foundry
and furnace upon the highway near to their works, and that they had just
previous to this accident placed three loads of this waste, which contained
nails and small pieces of iron, upon the road at this point without any
permission from the selectmen or any town official.
The selectmen will bring the matter before the town at the next meeting
on the first Monday in October for instructions as to the course to be
1489. Wed Sep 22 1880: At a Court of Probate holden
at Mansfield, within and for the district of Mansfield on the 2d
day of September, A.D. 1880. Present, Isaac P. Fenton Esq, Judge.
On motion of Ebenezer R. Gurley, executor of the last will and testament
of Isaac Farwell late of Mansfield within said district deceased.
This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for
the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the
same to the administrator and directs that public notice be given
of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic
and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said town
of Mansfield nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified
from Record. Isaac P. Fenton, Judge.
1490. Wed Sep 22 1880: Montville.
The Republican mass meeting has come and gone. Like Jonah's gourd, it
vanished away in a short life. It was presided over by R.G. Hooper.
Mr. Hooper waved the "bloody shirt" furiously, forgetting
that the war closed fourteen or fifteen years ago, and saying that
they would save their powder till they "got out of the woods." At
the conclusion of this remark, a still, small voice was heard declaring
that if they waited till they got out of the woods, they would
probably have no use for it, which excited considerable laughter.
Rev. D. Moses was introduced, and was gently applauded by some
of the ladies in the audience, showing his popularity with the
fair sex. After a few remarks Mr. Moses retired, and then the Rev.
Mr. Taylor, another divine, "preached" a few remarks.
Chas. Hope a son of Mr. John Hope fell from a tree and was severely injured,
breaking his jaw in three places.
1491. Wed Sep 22 1880: South Windham.
The funeral of Mrs. L.C. Kinne was conducted at her late residence on
Thursday last at two o'clock, Rev. Frank Thompson of Windham officiating.
She has suffered from a long and peculiar illness, her condition being
regarded as extremely precarious at the time of her daughter's death
some three months ago. Mrs. Kinne was very highly esteemed by all who
knew her, and the sympathy of the entire community is extended to the
bereaved husband and son. Their affliction has been indeed great--wife
and daughter being taken from the heart of a loving family in the short
space of three months. The machinery in Smith, Winchester & Co.'s
machine shop was stopped and the buildings closed while the lengthy procession
passed on its way to the cemetery at Windham where the burial took place.
Mr. E. B. Sharp is slowly recovering from the dangerous sickness with
which he has been prostrated for many months. Though as yet unable to
move around a great deal, he is frequently seen upon the veranda of his
residence, and occasionally drives out.
A gentleman of this place, who by the way is a Republican, had some hay
raked into heaps in the yard of A. Kinne, Jr., Thursday night. During
the night somebody's enthusiasm overflowed, and the hay was very much
scattered. He was heard to remark the next morning, with much excitement, "We
can lay that to Hancock. We know which party they belong to." Of
a truth Democracy is devilish.
1492. Wed Sep 22 1880: Hampton.
The Democrats of Hampton had a remarkably successful demonstration last
Saturday afternoon. Ex-Gov. Chauncey F. Cleveland presented the
speakers, F.W. Spaulding of Plainfield and J.L. Hunter of Windham.
The Hampton Brass Band furnished excellent music.
1493. Wed Sep 22 1880: Portland.
Postmaster Edwards and wife who have been at Stony Creek in enjoyment
of seaside life for about two weeks, returned last week.
William Dorens is anxiously awaiting for the return of the woman who
left her thirteen months child a his house last Thursday. He says that
his family is large enough without taking outsiders with no prospect
John Sage, Cashier of First National Bank, and Agnes Kellogg of Hartford,
are to be married Thursday evening.
Martin Gorman, is building a blacksmith shop on the street running west
from the post office.
1494. Wed Sep 22 1880: Rockville.
Rev. Mr. Leader will discourse at the M.E. Church next Sunday.
White's Gingham Mill has put in 40 new looms.
Mr. Fitton, of Union street, will put in a new bank wall of "red
1495. Wed Sep 22 1880: Died.
Kinne--In South Windham, Sept. 13th, Francis L. Kinne, aged 57 years.
Clark--In Willimantic, Sept. 18th, Abel Clark, aged 60 years.
Sengol--In Willimantic, Sept. 17th, Andrew Sengol, aged 10 years.
Holland--In Willimatic, Sept. 13th, Patrick N. Holland, aged 41 years.
Williams--In Mansfield Centre, Sept. 21, Minnie R. Williams, aged 7 years.
1496. Wed Sep 22 1880: Wanted. A Girl to do general
housework. Capt. H. H. Brown, Corner Spring and North Sts., Willimantic.
1497. Wed Sep 22 1880: Notice. All persons indebted
to the estate of the late William K. Otis are requested to make immediate
payment to Huber Clark, Administrator, Willimantic, September 20th,
1498. Wed Sep 22 1880: The Word "Negro." The
Standard Bearer, edited by a colored man, says: We are afraid that
some of our readers "among the colored people misunderstand
the word "negro"
as applied to their race, and one of our correspondents has made a vigorous
protest against our use of it. He probably considers it synonymous with
"nigger," a vulgar, meaningless epithet, that no people on earth
use so frequently as the colored people themselves. The word "negro"
is the proper race designation of the colored people in America, and
is rightly applied to the descendants of the tribes along the coast of
Africa. The names our young friend alludes to with so much pride were
African, but not negro. The word "African" has no relevancy
as a race designation any more than the word "American" an
American may be Esquimaux, Sioux or Anglo-Saxon according to the blood
in his veins; an African may be Egyptian, Moor or Negro for the same
reason, and we have never thought the word African a properly descriptive
adjective when applied to our race. The term "colored" while
generally used, is rather meaningless, and strictly speaking, the word
Negro (with a big N) is the only correct term, and we see no impropriety
in using it. It is neither low nor degrading, unless our actions make
it so, and it is open to no more objection than the words Irish or German.
Our ancestors were negroes and no more barbarious or uncivilized than
the ancestors of the whites, and it is only a false idea of its meaning
that makes our people object to its use. It these days of fine phrases,
it will be well for us to use the shorter and more expressive term, "American
citizens of African descent."
1499. Wed Sep 22 1880: Wonders of a Meteor. At a quarter
to ten o'clock on Thursday night, says a recent issue of the Columbus
(Ga.) Enquirer, a meteor of extraordinary brilliancy was seen to
cross the heavens at a very low altitude. Rising in the south, it
took a northeasterly course, preserving a perfectly horizontal line
in its journey. It was composed of three parts, which were perfectly
developed balls of an equal size, and equi-distant from each other.
The first ball threw out a tail which enveloped the two following
balls and extended several yards behind them. This tail was exceedingly
luminous, save at the extremity, which was somewhat indistinct, having
a nebulous appearance. Its motion was slow, and was visible to the
observer for full fifty seconds. It did not fall to the ground like
other meteors, but continued its course northeastward until lost
sight of. It was indeed a brilliant and extraordinary phenomenon.
1500. Wed Sep 22 1880: South Coventry.
There is considerable sickness of a diptheretic and typhoid nature.
D.F. Knight, the blacksmith, has been very sick with a fever for a few
weeks, but has so far recovered as to resume is work.
Miss Katie Rogers of South street, and Miss Clara Kingsbury of this village
are visiting friends in Hartford.
The little child of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Lathrop has been dangerously
Mrs. Francis Strong has been quite ill for several days.
Mrs. J.N. Dow has been entertaining guests from Waterbury.
1501. Wed Sep 22 1880: Scotland.
John Frink and family were in town over Sunday.
Park Wilkinson has removed his old fashioned chimney with its kitchen
fireplace and hearth seven feet in length, and substituted a smaller
one, thus gaining space for a modern front hall, and other improvements
are in progress at his new residence.
Wm. Cunningham has completed a new cider mill and on testing its capacity
found that it would grind twenty-eight bushels of apples in five minutes.
As to the capacity of its customers it is asserted that one of them drank
three quarts of cider during a call at the mill.
Uncle Joe Ensworth the big thrasher says that the sharpshooters got the
best of him lst season at the annual horse shoot, the price being too
low. Twenty five cents a shot, and draw a horse whether the target is
hit or not is played out, but he will buy, sell, trade or lend any man
a horse about this time. His present number on hand is sixteen.
1502. Wed Sep 22 1880: List of Patents. Granted by
the United States to citizens of this State for the week ending Sept.
14th 1880, furnished for the Chronicle from the Law and patent Office
of J. McC. Perkins, 809 L Street (just north of Patent Office, Washington,
T.G. Bennet, New Haven, assignor to Winchester Repeating Arms Co. machine
for feeding cartridge shells.
H.R. Burns, assignor to Winchester Repeating Arms Co. New Haven, cartridge
A. King, assignor to Winchester Repeating Arms Co. New Haven, cartridge
C.F. Littlejohn, New Haven, cuff button and stud.
R.B. Perkins, assignor to E. Miller & Co. Meriden, lantern.
J. Sweeney, assignor to S.T. Leighton, New Haven, car door.
W.W. White, assignor to Roger & Bro. Waterbury, due for compressing
Wed Sep 29 1880: About Town.
The Democrats of South Coventry will have a flag-raising and mass-meeting
on Saturday October 2. Hon E.S. Cleveland and other speakers will
address the people on the issues of the campaign.
Adelbert Clark, formerly in Central market is now employed in the new
market, corner of Union and Jackson streets.
The Democrats will have a flag-raising at Eastford Village on Thursday
Oct. 1st, at 2 o'clock p.m. F.W. Spalding, of Plainfield will deliver
an address and the Eastford Cornet band will furnish music.
The fine residence of the late Charles W. Scott, between Baltic and Scotland
is offered for sale. See advt.
The Willimantic high school, district No. 1 has adopted a plan of making
a weekly report showing scholarship, deportment, etc of pupils, which
will be sent to parents each Tuesday for inspection and signature.
G.C. Topliff has moved his jewelry shop from European house corner to
Brainard house block, with D. Miller, tobacconist.
1504. Wed Sep 29 1880: A portion of the fence around the Chase property,
corner of Main and high street was maliciously broken down Saturday night.
It was not done by boys this time, but by full-grown persons--we will
not call them men.
1505. Wed Sep 29 1880: We are pained to be obliged
to announce the death of Frank Gilman, baker, at the corner of Church
and Main streets, who died of diphtheria at his home, Sunday noon.
His remains were taken to Putnam for interment.
1506. Wed Sep 29 1880: A fire in the tenement over
the store of Thos. Shea on Jackson street would have proved very
destructive but for its timely discovery.
1507. Wed Sep 29 1880: E.C. Pinney has exchanged his
property for the house and lot owned by Peter Happ, on Walnut street.
1508. Wed Sep 29 1880: Mr. Willis Barrows has swapped
his property in this village for a store and stock of goods in Ellington,
whether he with his son Adelbert go to reside.
1509. Wed Sep 29 1880: The following cases have been
assigned for trial by Judge Culver, at the court room during the
week: Monday: Murray vs Dunham Manuf'g Co; Shea vs Johnson, Smith
et al vs Read, et al. Tuesday: Glazier vs Wells, Chaffee vs Chandler,
Risley vs Green, Willis vs Pomeroy, Eastford vs Buell, Duffy vs Murphy.
Wednesday: Nelligan vs Nelligan, Receivers Trust Co. vs Lincoln et
al, Bugbee & Co. vs French, Jordan vs Ford, Thomson vs Carroll,
Squier vs First National Bank. Thursday: Thorn vs Parks, Buck vs
10th school District of Ashford, Borough of Willimantic vs N.Y. & N.E.R.R.,
Co, Borough of Willimantic vs St. Joseph Church, Handy vs Handy,
Carpenter and Fowler vs Harcing. Friday: Lyon vs Ross, Aborn vs Aborn.
Up to the time of going to press, only the case of Murry vs Dunham
Mfg. Co. had been tried and decided, which was decided in favor of
the plaintiff. J.L. Hunter, Esq. for the plaintiff, and J.R. Arnold,
Esq. for the defendant. The second case is now being tried with the
1510. Wed Sep 29 1880: Court of Burgesses. The adjourned
meeting of the Court of Burgesses was held at the borough office
last Monday evening, the Warden presiding. Present, Burgesses Keigwin,
Avery, Billings, Morrison and Bowman. The records of the last meting
were read and approved. The following bills were voted to be paid.
U.S. Street Lighting Co., street lamps, July and August
R. Davison, rent fire department 56.25
Keigwin, Loomer and Stiles, office rent 25.00
Keigwin & Clark, repairs on street lamps 2.05
Labor bill 9September) 513.19
Alanson Humphrey, stone 65.62
1511. Wed Sep 29 1880: Scotland.
Thomas Webb, one of our oldest residents, died last Sunday.
It is rumored that Thomas H. and Luther Fuller will start on a European
tour next month.
Mason Palmer, aged 89, an old soldier of 1812, has cut and stacked two
acres of corn this fall for exercise.
The Democrats have had their caucus for the nomination of town officers,
nominating Egbert Bass and Eugene Kimball for selectmen, and Henry B.
Geer for town clerk, registrar and treasurer.
1512. Wed Sep 29 1880: South Windham.
The cottage built by Latham & Co. of Willimantic for Mr. Winchester
is nearly completed, and will soon be ready for occupancy. I am told
that it will be rented as a tenement, but if my information as to the
price was trustworthy it will probably stand empty an indefinite length
of time. Twelve dollars a month is considered rather steep for anything
but a first-class house here--indeed I know of no house in the place
which brings two-thirds of this amount unless it be for several tenements.
Jonathan Hatch has nearly finished the dwelling house built by him, a
short distance above his residence on the same street. It is currently
reported that it is to be occupied by W.T. Rice at an early date.
John Rood for many years painter at the machine shop is dangerously ill.
He left the shop some ten days since and at times his condition has been
regarded as extremely precarious.
J.B. Johnson received the advance of a cargo of coal Monday, the remainder
to follow shortly. Backus Bros. also expect an invoice which I believe
has not arrived yet. Theirs is what is known as "white ash" while
Mr. Johnson's is "Lehigh."
1513. Wed Sep 29 1880: South Coventry.
The ladies' benevolent society of the Congregational Church met with
Mrs. J. S. Morgan last Thursday. It proved a very pleasant occasion,
and, in fact, a kind of "red-letter" day for the treasury,
and in point of numbers and enjoyment a success it being the first
gathering of the society this season. There were upwards of 75
present, several joining the society that day. The occasion was
honored by the presence of State Comptroller Hon. Chauncey Howard,
of South street, who was cordially welcomed by the host and hostess,
and whom "Grandma Morgan," with her four-score years
(as beautiful a type of old ladyhood as the sun ever shone upon),
entertained heartily and interestingly to the keep delight and
appreciation of the guests. According to the report of the Treasurer,
Miss L.M. Perkins, the collection amounted to $14, and through
the liberal donation of Mrs. H.F. Dimock, of South street (a summer
resident from New York, whose hand is never withheld from a worth
cause), the sum was increased to $24.
Mrs. D.F. Lathrop returned from Tolland last week, where she has been
for a time supervising the erection of a beautiful and costly monument
of durable stone sacred to the memory of her husband, the late Don Ferdinand
Last Sunday the funeral of Miss Betsy Drake, a lady who lived in the
South part of the town, was attended from her late abiding place, at
Mr. Loomis's of Andover. Mr. Amos Hammond conducted the exercises.
The gospel temperance concert by the Sunday School at the M.E. Church
last Sunday passed off successfully. Several appropriate hymns were sung,
with Miss Annie Freeman and Miss Grace Webler at the organ. Ralph Parker
delivered a stirring recitation, entitled, "Dare to Say No," in
a very acceptable manner for a lad of 8 years. Miss Carrie Robinson recited
"The Drunkard's Dream."
The society desire to express their thanks to Mrs. Henry Dimock for her
lavish gifts of rare and beautiful flowers for the occasion.
The registry list of pupils in District No. 1 is as follows: Principal
Larnard, of the Senior Department, 29; Miss Sara Scott, Intermediate,
33; Miss L.M. Perkins, Primary, 35.
Louis Hahn of Middletown, whose name has become synonymous with beautiful
fine jewels makes monthly visits to this town, having excellent patronage.
1514. Wed Sep 29 1880: For Sale--The Beautiful country seat of the late
Hon. Charles W. Scott, on the Baltic Road, 9 miles from Willimantic.
Modern house, large out-buildings, 300 acres of land, cuts about 100
tons of hay, 1000 fruit trees, trout pond, 8 miles from Norwich, 1 1-2
miles from Baltic and R.R. station, very healthy beautiful scenery. Price
moderate. Address W.H. Pearce, Box 8, Baltic, Conn.
1515. Wed Sep 29 1880: Democratic Congressional Convention.
The Democratic Convention for the Third Congressional District met
in Norwich, on Thursday, at 11 o'clock a.m. The Convention was called
to order by John L. Hunter, of Windham, and a temporary organization
was effected by the choice of Gen. James B. Coit, of Norwich, as
chairman, and F.W. Spalding, of Plainfield clerk. The following committees
On Credentials--S.H. Wheeler, Stonington; Daniel Lee, Norwich; W.A. Coggeshall,
Montville; Ebenezer Wevaer, Plainfield; Darius S. Skinner, Putnam.
On Permanent Organization--John L. Hunter, Windham; George W. Foote,
Colchester; A.C. Green, Plainfield.
On Resolutions--Alva A. Brown, Waterford; Samuel Johnson, Preston; Ralph
Wheeler, New London; John L. Hunter, Windham; T.W. Greenslitt, Killingly.
S.A. Crandall Esq. of Putnam, in an able speech moved that Hon. Marvin
H. Sanger of Canterbury, be nominated by acclamation. The motion was
fittingly and eloquently seconded on the part of Windham County, by F.W.
Spalding, of Plainfield. The motion was further indorsed by Col. Horace
Sabin, of Pomfret, and Ebenezer Weaver, of Plainfield, when the nomination
was made amid much enthusiasm.
Col. Horace Sabin, of Pomfret, and Daniel Lee, of Norwich, were chosen
1516. Wed Sep 29 1880: Columbia.
Norman P. Little and Will Lyman took in the sights of New York last week.
Edward S. Hinkley's select school is now well started, and we have no
doubt but that excellent results will follow, knowing the ability of
Mr. Hinkley as a teacher.
Messrs. Bowen and Utley have been busy the past week in the manufacture
of sorghum syrup; the cane comes in from far and near and there are no
fears that any will go away dissatisfied, for they know how to put off
a good article.
The Board of School Visitors and Selectmen met on Friday evening, and
fixed upon the sum to be recommended as an appropriation for the support
In all the districts but one the annual meetings have been held and the
persons elected as committees are as follows: Hop River district, Warren
S. Worth; Center district, Norman P. Little; Pine Street district, James
L. Downer; North district, _____-Phillips; West district, to be supplied.
Charles E. Little is engaged to teach the winter term of school in the
1517. Wed Sep 29 1880: Montville.
A large team filled with enthusiastic Republicans was seen quietly wending
its way to the regions which lie near the residence of John Raven, leaving
the peaceful and quiet village of Palmertown at half past four by the
clock. The Rev. D. Moses, a goodly man, began to speak, and in the course
of his remarks he criticized the Selectmen of the old town of Montville.
The Hon. R.G. Hooper then bravely charged upon a certain club room formed
by several men of Belial, who had bidden defiance to the local authority
in Montville, and who had said as far as they were concerned if they
wished beer, etc., they should drink as they say fit; and a great uproar
was the result of their denunciation, and many unsuccessful suits were
brought on that account. Then J.S. Latimer gave his ideas a thorough
ventilation--sound and practical, as usual.
Charles Hope is slowly recovering from his terrible fall.
In the fifth district Joseph Collins was chosen school committee, Saturday
Henry A. Smith was chosen captain of the Hancock guards, Friday evening
Mr. C.M. Robertson is making extended alterations and additions upon
his upper paper mill, known as Rockland. He has put in a new boiler,
a new vat, chilled rolls, and is giving it a new coat of paint, employing
Mr. Lafayette Stoddard and Capt. Henry Douglass. The Rockland is one
of the finest mills in the country for its size. The reapers cost no
less than $5000.
1518. Wed Sep 29 1880: Brooklyn.
The great event of this town took place last week, we refer to the Agricultural
Fair, which was held the 21st, 22d and 23d. In the miscellaneous
department was an elegantly arranged case of jewelry, from G. Shaw & Co.,
Putnam; a case of hardware from E.E. Jacobs, Danielsonville; case
of stuffed birds put up by Fred Palmer, of this place, attracted
considerable attention, and I understand he sold a number.
1519. Wed Sep 29 1880: List of Patents.
R. Blacklindge, assignor to himself A.J. Battle and G. Wilcox, trustees,
Enfield, method and apparatus for destroying fire damp in mines.
E.S. Boynton, Bridgeport, book sewing machine. (Two patents).
R.C. Elrich and G.P. Allen, Southington, making joint metal ring.
E. Hogan, assignor to Hartford Sanitary Plumbing Co., self closing cock.
H. Kellogg, New Haven, metal rolling machine.
B.R. Lewis, Rockville, tool for repairing axle arm.
W.C. Macomber, Baltic, assignor to A.H. Hopkins, Pascoag R.I., spindle
for spinning mach.
W.C. Manwarning, New London, siphon pump.
J.F. Matthews, Stamford, dumping car.
E.A. Parker, West Meriden, lamp bracket.