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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 to-day.
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 gas.
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 court.

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 run through.

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 raising business.

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 trees cheap.

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 boys.

1403. Wed Sep 1 1880: L.B. Cleveland Esq., of Brooklyn, has left the state, to settle in Fargo, Montana, in the practice of law.

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 the 21st.

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 last week.
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 William.
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, D.C.):
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, Judge.

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, Judge.

Wed Sep 8 1880: About Town.
A severe cold or distemper prevails to a considerable extent in this vicinity.
Mrs. Vera A Bartlett has returned from a week's sojourn on the hills of Mansfield.
Mrs. George W. Avery is visiting her parents in Indiana and will be absent several months.
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 of Coventry.

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 one week.

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 Weekly.

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 treasurer.

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. Barber's.
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 him?
Miss Ettie Peckens is taking lessons in instrumental music of Miss Edith Mason.
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, Mass.

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 ensuing.
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 Talcottville.
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 Dickerson.

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 defeat.
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 last week.
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 reside.

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 the bands.

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 Polly.
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 big thrasher."
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 82 years.

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 western states.
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 of fifty.

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 store windows.
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. Lewis.
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, D.C.):
M.P. Bray, New Haven, stay for corsets.
M.H. Bray, New Haven, assignor of one-half interest to Basset Corset Co. corset.
M.P. Bray, assignor to M. Strouse & Co. New Haven, machine for folding corset parts.
W.A. Camp, assignor to Scoville M'f'g. Co. Waterbury, post office box.
E.R. Ives, Bridgeport, assignor to Ives Blakeser & Co., automatic toy. (Reissue.)
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 lighter.
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, Conn.

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 looks.

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 new designs.

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 at once.

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 pursued.

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 of remuneration.
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 stone."

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, 1880.

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 ill.
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, D.C.):
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 loading machine.
A. King, assignor to Winchester Repeating Arms Co. New Haven, cartridge implement.
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 fork blanks.

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 same counsel.

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….$196.00
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 Lathrop.
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 were chosen:
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 Congressional Committee.

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 of schools.
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 Centre district.

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 evening last.
Henry A. Smith was chosen captain of the Hancock guards, Friday evening last.
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.

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