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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WILLIMANTIC JOURNAL 1857-1862
Each of the years 1857, 1858, 1859 and 1860 had only one issue to transcribe:
The Willimantic Journal
An Independent, Local, Family Newspaper.
Published Every Saturday Morning
By E.S. Simpson
Office in Franklin Building, Up Stairs
[January 31, 1857 was the only issue transcribed for year 1857]
1. TWJ Sat Jan 31 1857: Business Cards.
George W. Hanover, Dealer in Fancy and Staple Dry Goods, Groceries, Hard Ware, Stoves, &c. Also Millinery Goods, of all descriptions.
Joel R. Arnold, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, Office in Franklin Building (Number 6) Willimantic, Conn.
Willimantic Book Store. James Walden, Bookseller and Stationer, Franklin Building, Union Street. Depot of all the Newspapers, Magazines, New Publications, Standard and Miscellaneous Works, School Books, Stationery, &c. Also, a large assortment of Paper Hangings, always on hand.
Sarah Hoxie, Natural Bone Setter, Office on West Street, west part of the village. Willimantic, March 1, 1856.
Dentistry. C.F.E. Blood, Surgeon Dentist, is prepared to execute all orders in his line, with the utmost care and precision. Office in the brick dwelling house directly Opposite Franklin Building, Willimantic, All Operations Warranted.
O.B. Griswold, Manufacturer of Monuments, Grave Stones, &c. &c. of every variety of pattern, and of the best Italian and American marble. Opposite the Congregational Church, Willimantic.
Willimantic Bread, Cake and Cracker Bakery. A this establishment may be found Fresh Bread, Crackers and Cakes, of many varieties, such as are seldom to be had elsewhere than in large cities. The subscriber hereby gives notice to the citizens of Willimantic and vicinity, that he will furnish all articles in the above line, made of the best materials and warranted to give entire satisfaction. Customers can be supplied daily, or at longer intervals, at their residences. J. Sparks. Willimantic, April 1, 1856.
Iron and Steel Warehouse, Commerce Street, Norwich, Conn. J.M. Huntington & Co., Importers and Dealers in Bar, Hoop, Rod and Sheet Iron, Steel and other metals. Offer to consumers a large and well selected assortment of metals, on the most favorable terms. J.M. Huntington.
Just received and for sale, a good assortment of Fall Clothing, Broadcloths, Cassimeres, Vestings, Hats, Caps, &c. Also, an assortment of Trunks and Travelling Bags, all of which will be sold at the Lowest Figures, at Elliott's Clothing Store. Willimantic, May 31, 1856.
Charles Rademacher, Hair Dresser, late of Paul's Celebrated Saloon, No. 41, Coutlandt Street, New York, Would respectfully tender his professional services to the citizens of Willimantic, and Vicinity, and gives notice that he has opened an establishment in the Basement of Brainard's Hotel, where, by a punctual attention to business he hopes to secure the patronage of this community. Shaving, Hair Cutting, and Shampooing done with neatness and dispatch. C.R. has on hand a choice stock of Perfumery, Lubin's Extracts, &c., which he offers for sale at the lowest New York prices. Willimantic, April 12, 1856.
J.E. Cushman, dealer in Dry Goods, Ready Made Clothing, Boots, Shoes, Groceries, Provisions, Crockery, &c. &c., At Willimantic, west end, Store recently occupied by Geo. B. Moulton. Nov. 1, 1856.
Joseph A. Welch, Attorney and Counsellor at Law, and Superior Court Commissioner, Tanner's Building (Opposite the Railroad Depot), Willimantic, Connecticut. Will attend with promptness to the general Business of an Attorney. Careful attention given to the procuring of Bounty Land Warrants.
Two Stores! Chase's Building, west end - Twin Building, centre of the village. Look at this. Boots and Shoes, of all kinds, at the lowest Cash Prices. The Subscriber has just returned from the east where he made large purchases of Goods in the above line, which he offers to friends and customers at prices more favorable than ever, and of styles to please the most fastidious tastes. Call Soon! For the present stock will be in great demand, as soon as it is generally known such articles and as such extraordinary low prices can be obtained. John Clark. Willimantic, April 25, 1856.
Fire and Life Insurance Agency. Etna Fire Insurance Co., of Hartford, Conn. Hartford Fire Ins. Co., of Hartford, Conn. Tolland Co. Mutual Fire Ins. Co., Tolland, Ct., Windham Co. Mutual Fire Ins. Co., Brooklyn, Ct. Conn. Mutual Life Ins. Co., of Hartford, Ct. The
subscriber will give any information pertaining to Fire or Life Insurance. A.W. Jillson, Agent. Willimantic, Jan 10th, 1857.
G.W. Fisk & Co.'s Premium Melodeons, to which the First Prize was awarded at the last Connecticut State Fair. The above named Melodeons, having taken the Premium over every thing. I shall take great pleasure in introducing to the lovers of Soft, Sweet Music. As I have taken the agency for this section of the State, I shall make the price an object for any one wishing to purchase, and will trade them for almost any kind of property that will bring Cash. N.B. - Every Instrument sold by me is warranted. Geo. W. Hanover. Willimantic, July 28, 1856.
Horace H. King, dealer in Drugs, Medicines, Perfumery, Burning Fluid, Camphene, Dye Stuffs, patent Medicines, Brushes, Fancy Articles, &c. &c. Wholesale and Retail, South end of the village, Willimantic, Conn.
Fletcher & Edgerton, Wholesale and Retail Dealers in Keg and Shell Oysters, Fish, of all kinds, Clams and Lobsters. Second door west of Brainard's Hotel, Willimantic. Dealers and Families supplied at short notice. Oct. 25, 1856.
2. TWJ Sat Jan 31 1857: Clocks - The Yankee clock business has been overdone. The clock factories, for several years, went entirely too fast, many of them have run down and a good many more have been wound up. It is stated that there are now only thirteen factories making clocks, and of these only six are running full time and with their complements of hands. The total production of clocks this year is estimated at only about 143,000. Four years ago there were thirty-one factories. The Jerome Manufacturing Company, which has gone to ruin, carrying Burnum along with it, used then to make 444,000 clocks a year, and for a series of years the factory of J.C. Brown made annually from 80,000 to 100,000. Last year the Ansonia Company made about 150,000 which is equal to the estimated production of the whole country this year.
3. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: V.B. Palmer is an authorized agent to contract for advertisements for this paper, in the city of New York.
4. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: E.W. Carr is an authorized agent to contract for advertisements for this paper, in Philadelphia.
5. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Single copies of the Journal can be had at James Walden's, price four cents.
6. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Single copies of the Journal can be had at Windham Centre, at the New Room of W. Cummings, first building south of Curtis' Hotel, at four cents each.
7. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: For the Willimantic Journal. Willimantic, Jan. 22, 1857. Gas! Gas!! The Public are cautioned against purchasing Largely of the new Lamp-tubes, introduced in this Village, this week, by a Traveller. The tubes are represented to give an Excellent Light and save some fluid or Gas. But the tubes and the story are very much inclined to be a humbug, as they burn as much fluid or Gas or oil as any other tube and will not make any saving. - One that has tried it.
8. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: For the Willimantic Journal. Hampton, Jan. 27, 1857. Dear Sir: I send you the number of births, marriages and deaths that have taken place in Hampton, within the year 1856. Births, 11 males, 14 females; total 25; of which 5 were Irish and 3 colored.
Marriages, 6 couples.
Jan. 10, John Whitmore, old age, 80 years, 11 months 13 days.
Feb. 8, Samuel, son of James Potter, 7 years, 5 months, 7 days.
Feb. 21, Byron, son of Nathan Bennet, 5 years, 7 months, 7 days.
March 14, Female child of John Gannon, 0 years, 0 months, 3 days.
March 15, Almira, wife of Asa Witter, 59 years, 0 months, 12 days.
April 3, George Hall, colored, [3 or 8] years, 4 months, 12 days.
April 7, Marina, wife of C.D. Read, 26 years, 2 months, 0 days.
April 13, Richard Searles, 71 years, 0 months, 0 days.
May 2, Miss Sarah Brown, 91 years, _ months, 9 days.
May 18, William P. Avery, 55 years, 0 months, 20 days.
July 7, Frank Lewis, colored, 54 years, 0 months, 0 days.
Aug. 4, Susy M., daugh. Of C.D. Read, 0 years, 7 months, 4 days.
Aug. 28, Samuel Vickers, colored, 67 years, 4 months, 12 days.
Sept. 14, Boy of P.H. Pearl, 4 hours old.
Sept. 25, Delia A., wife of N. Coleman, 46 years, _ months, 10 days.
Nov. 13, Ardelia A. Hughes, only child of D. Dyer, 11 years, _ months, 6 days.
Dec. 20, Elizabeth M., wife of O. Ingals, 42 years, _ months, 0 days.
Dec. 20, Lydia, 3d wife of E. Griffin, 61 years, _ months, 0 days.
Dec. 21, Miss Susannah Holt, 56 years, _ months, 30 days.
Two more persons born in Hampton and resided there
till a short time before their death - Mary D. Neff, widow of Salathiel
Neff, aged 85, 6, 6;
9. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: For the Willimantic Journal. Columbia, Jan. 27th, 1857. the deaths in the town of Columbia, during the past year, have been as follows:
Jan. 19, William Carver, 74 years.
March 18, Widow Mary C. Smith, 65 years.
May 8, Sarah K. Little, 18 years.
May 8, Mrs. Harriet J. Jones, 28 years.
June 4, Mrs. Nancy Kingsley, 64 years.
June 7, Widow Lucina Barstow, 91 years.
July 7, De Grasse Abbott, 74 years.
July 26, Ella J. Reed, 4 years.
July 26, Frank Buck, 2 mo's.
July 31, Mrs. Sarah B. Holbrook, 47 years.
Sept. 24, Benjamin Woodworth, 83 years.
Sept. 30, Lizzie O. Little, 1 1-3 year.
Oct. 9, Norman C. Clarke, 1 year.
Oct. 25, Mrs. Jane E. Wright, 32 years.
Nov. 18, Mary E. Newcomb, 22 years.
Nov. 29, Jasper Woodward, 75 years.
Dec. 21, Mrs. Elizabeth D. Smith, 34 years.
John S. Yeomans.
10. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: For the Willimantic Journal. Columbia, Jan. 28th, 1857. Mr. Editor: I send you herewith, a record of the temperatures, commencing Jan. 28th, and ending the 25th; generally known as the cold week. ... William H. Yeomans.
11. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: See the advertisement of H.H. King, on the next page. Mr. King gives his advertisement in prices' current shape, and readers will find, on examination, that his scale is much below the usual charge for the same articles. This is worthy the attention of economists, and we are assured that the articles in which he deals are of the first quality.
12. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Spanish Coin. Congress has recently passed an Act intending to drive this species of currency out of circulation. All postmasters and receivers of public money are instructed that they are not obliged to receive this coin at all, but if they do so, they must take it only at the rate of 20 cents for quarters, 10 cents for eights and 5 cents for sixteenths; and after receiving they must not pass it again, but must return it for re-coinage. The consequence will be that few will part with their coin at these rates, but it will be sold for its full value, either to be recoined or to be manufactured into various articles of use. In either case, it will very rapidly disappear from circulation.
13. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: The London correspondent of the Tribune states that Mr. Barnum, so far, has met with poor success, in his exhibitions in England; that the statements made in his book, have rendered him unpopular in that country, and that he appears much dispirited.
14. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Mr. Blish of Colchester, left his horse and sleigh for a few minutes at the door of a house, at the lower end of this village on Thursday evening, and on returning his buffalo robe and whip were missing, and has received no tidings from them since. The articles were new and valuable. Stealing is getting to be practiced to a considerable extent in this community.
15. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Samuel Babcock, Jr. has been appointed Postmaster of Middletown, in place of Norman Smith, the late incumbent, removed.
16. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: B. Schweizer, in Brainard's Building, sells his Goods cheaper than any in the State. Why? The reason is, the money must come in. Go there, and spend an hour's time, look at his display of Fancy Goods. He has a splendid assortment of Embroideries, you can buy a beautiful collar for 25 cents, a pair of sleeves for 20 cents. Cambric and Muslin Bands, Edgings, Insertings, Hosiery, Gloves, Black Crepe Goods, Chantilla Veils, and all those things you will find extremely cheap and far below the regular prices. Don't Come Too Late! Time is money in our days. The Exhibition will be closed in a short time! Admission Free!! Just Got In 1. doz. Silk Velvet Hats, the latest fashion, which must be sold at any rate. 2. doz. Head Dresses, made of Velvet, Chenille and Ribbons, from 50 cents, up. 3. doz. Ladies Breakfast Caps, Hair Front in. All these things must be sold before the Exhibition closes. Respectfully, B. Schweizer, Brainard's Building, Willimantic, Jan. 16, 1857.
17. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Marriages.
In Willimantic, 29th inst., by Rev. Mr. Morse, Mr. Edward Page and Miss Elizabeth Howard.
18. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Deaths.
No deaths in town since our last.
In Hartford, Jan 26, Mrs. Maria H. Redfield, aged 66.
In Hartford, Jan. 27, James L. Bryant, aged 40.
In Hartford, Jan 25, Helen G., only child of Henry and Lurana Eaton, aged 4 months 23 days.
In West Hartford, 12th inst., Mrs. Sarah Newell, of Southington, aged 87.
In Waterbury, 20th inst., Mr. Austin Steele, aged 57; 22d, Mr. Horace C. Bronson, aged 47; 17th, Mrs. Ellen Hayden, aged 38.
In Waterville, 21st inst., Mrs. Esther, wife of Frederick G. Holmes, aged 30.
In East Farms, Nov. 26, Mrs. Anna B. Moss, of Cheshire, aged 80.
In Middlebury, 17th inst., Rev. Wm. S. Smith of Southbury, aged 56.
In Wolcottville, 22d inst., Wm. S. Steele, aged 40.
In Watertown, 10th inst., Joseph P. Bronson, aged 20.
In East Windsor, 19th inst., Ammi Trumbull, aged 78 years 5 months.
Ohio and Illinois papers please copy.
In Rockville, 16th inst., Moses Gilfillan, 58; 20th, Augusta Harwood, aged 31.
19. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: For Sale - A desirable residence in Willimantic, located on Pleasant Street, a Dwelling-House beautifully Located, with ample Rooms for a Large family, or two smaller ones, outbuildings, a Well of pure and neverfailing water, all convenient as can be desired; in firstrate condition; and about one-half an acre of Land in high state of Cultivation, with many ornamental Vines and shrubs, a variety of choice fruits, viz., Peaches, Pears, Plums, Quinces, Cherries, Currants, and Grapes, (both purple and white,) together with fifteen choice varieties of apple-trees, grafted with the best winter fruit, producing a full supply and to spare of delicious kinds, which for fairness and flavor are not excelled in this vicinity. For further information, apply to Thomas Campbell, On the premises, or at the Post Office.
20. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: To Bridge Builders. The Selectmen of the Town of Windham will receive Proposals for Building a Bridge over the Shetucket River, in said Town near Waldo Bingham's, until Saturday, the 14th day of Feb. 1857, at 12 o'clock P.M. when they will meet at the place for building said Bridge, to contract for the same. They will also receive Proposals for the rebuilding of abutments and one Pier, and the repairing of the other two Piers. Also, for the filling in with gravel of the East Span of the Old Bridge, now standing. The Plan and Specification for said Bridge, may be seen at the Town Clerk's Office. Proposals may be made for the whole or separately. If said day should be stormy, we will meet the next fair day. F.M. Lincoln, H.H. Fitch, John P. Gager, Jr., Selectmen. Windham, Jan. 31st, 1857.
21. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham, within and for the District of Windham, on the 26th day of January, A.D. 1857, Present, Calvin Hibbard, Judge. On motion of H.H. Fitch, and Henry Fitch, Administrators of the Estate of Mr. Erastus Fitch, late of Windham, within said district, deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to said Administrators after they shall have given public notice of this order, by advertising the same in a newspaper published in Windham, and by posting the same on a public sign post in said town of Windham. Calvin Hibbard, Judge.
22. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Crockery and Glass Ware, at Wholesale, at the New Crockery Store, No 8 Central Row... Henry W. Goodwin, Hartford, Jan 31, 1857.
23. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Only one bottle of Dr. Sanford's Invigorator or Liver Remedy is required to cure any one troubled with Liver Complaints, unless the most desperate of cases, when the second bottle will, with scarce a single failure, restore the patient to health and vigor... Sold in Willimantic by Jason Safford and by Messrs, King.
24. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Dissolution of Copartnership. The Copartnership heretofore existing under the name and firm of J. & H.H. King, is this day dissolved by mutual consent. All debts due the late firm, and all accounts against the same, will be settled by J. King, as he alone is authorized to settle the accounts of the late copartnership. Willimantic, Sept. 12, 1856. Jeremiah King, M.D., Horace H. King. Dr. J. King, M.D., will continue to carry on the business at the old stand, east side Franklin Building, where may be found at all times, a choice variety of Drugs, Medicines, Perfumery, and Fancy Articles, also, Paints, Oils, Dye Stuffs, Camphene, Varnishes, &c. Personal attention given to putting up of Physicians' Prescriptions. Patronage respectfully solicited. J. King, M.D., Willimantic, Sept. 12th, 1856.
25. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: New Fall and Winter Goods. The undersigned informs his friends and customers, and the public in general, that he has just returned from New York, with a large and new stock of the most Fashionable Goods, consisting of Cassimeres, Vestings, and Broadcloths, Gents. Furnishing Goods, and all kinds of plain and fancy buttons, coat and vest bindings, cords, &c., which he offers for sale at the lowest New York prices. Also, an assortment of ready made clothing. Clothing made to order. Cutting done with neatness and dispatch. Inviting all who care for well fitting wearing apparel to call and examine for themselves, I am, respectfully yours, John Morse. Opposite Franklin Building, Willimantic, Oct. 1856.
26. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Latest News!! New and Fashionable Millinery. Mrs. Motley offers a rare chance to those who want the following articles.. N.B. Those indebted to the subscriber, are requested to call and settle before the 30th of January.
27. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Important Principles. No. 1 - New Firm. No. 2 - New Goods. No. 3 - Quick Sales. No. 4 - Low Prices. No. 5 - Small Profits. No. 6 - Honest Weight. No. 7 - Fair Measure. George W. Hanover, late of the firm of Turner & Hanover, respectfully announces to the citizens of Willimantic and vicinity, that having purchased the interest of his late partner, Mr. Thomas Turner, in the above firm, that he is still "on hand" at the Old Stand near the Baptist Church, where he intends to keep constantly before the people an extensive assortment of Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Crockery and Hardware, and will take great pleasure in dispensing them to his numerous friends and customers, upon the "Platform" of the "Seven Articles" at the head of this notice, none of which, will be more conspicuously verified than Nos. 3 and 4. The subscriber tenders his sincere thanks to all those who have heretofore favored the firm in which he had a partial interest only, and respectfully solicits a continuance of their kind patronage to himself, now that he is standing alone, entirely unsupported and unassisted. Ladies and Gentlemen! Call and see if we don't trade. Now is the time! Remember! Delays are Dangerous! Geo. W. Hanover. Willimantic, Feb. 21, 1856.
28. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: In the battle of life strive for victory, but be prepared for defeat. I most respectfully invite the attention of the people of Willimantic and vicinity to the new stock of goods just received, which I shall sell cheaper than at any other store in the county; in proof of which I appeal with pride and pleasure to my former customers, whose name is legion. .. My stock consists in part of Drugs, Medicines, Chemicals, Perfumery, Fancy Articles, Hair Oils, Cologne, Pommades, Hair, Cloth, Hat, Tooth and Shoe Brushes, Feather Dusters, Sand Balls, Soap Balls, Windsor and Honey Soap. All the popular Patent Medicines, now in vogue, and every article usually kept in a drug store...Respectfully, H.H. King, Willimantic, Conn., Nov. 10, 1856. ..At the old stand, South end of the Village.
29. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Hart's Ohio Expectorant. For the cure of lung diseases, Bronchitis, Hoarseness, Coughs, Colds, Croup, Sore Throat and Lungs, Phthisic, &c. &c. ...Agents for Willimantic, Dr. J. King and Horace Hall, Esq.
30. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Cheap! Very Cheap!! The best hair dye in the world. From the celebrated establishments of Messrs. Paul and Phalon, New York City. For superior hair and whisker dye go to Charley's, the Barber under Brainard's.
31. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Notice. To all in want of fall and winter clothing. The subscriber has just received a large assortment of Goods in his line, consisting of Business Coats, Over Coats, Pants, Vests, &c. &c. Also a superior article of the above Goods, his own manufacture. Together with a good assortment of Broadcloths, Cassimeres, Doeskins, Vestings. A new style of Hungarian Hats. Ladies Cloths, for Cloaks and
Talmas. N.B. - The above goods are not to be beat in quality and price by any this side of Connecticut River. George S. Elliott. Willimantic, Oct. 11, 1856.
32. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: McEckron's Celebrated Liniment. Equally good for man or beast ... Jason Safford, Sole Agent for Willimantic.
33. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: New-London, W. & Palmer Rail Road. Winter Arrangement, Commencing Monday, Dec. 1, 1856 ..Wm. R. Storrs, Superintendent. Office N.L.W. and P.R.R. Co., New London, Dec. 1, 1856
34. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Extra Ohio Flour! Cheap for cash. The subscriber has just received direct from the Mills, a large lot of Extra and Superfine Ohio Flour, fresh ground, and warranted of superior quality.. For sale by the single barrel, or in quantities to sell again, to suit purchasers. Office in rear basement of New Methodist Church, back of Brainard's Hotel. Warren Atwood. Willimantic, Nov. 21, 1856.
Notice - Having returned from the West, where I have made extensive purchases of the best brands of Flour, I am able to offer an article of very superior quality at a lower price than it can be had elsewhere. Thanking my friends and the public for past favors, and soliciting a continuance therefore, I would invite all purchases of Flour to examine my stock before buying elsewhere. Warren Atwood, Willimantic, Jan 3, 1857.
35. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Wanted. 100 Sewers, to work on Shirts and Coats. Custom Shirts made to order. Enquire of S.J.C. Bartlett. Willimantic, Feb. 1, 1856.
36. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: New Firm and Cheap Store. Geo. W. Hanover of the late firm of Turner & Hanover, respectfully gives notice that he is receiving large quantities of goods...Call and see me, and I promise to show you may goods freely, and no charge. N.B. - All goods delivered in any part of the City free of charge. Geo. W. Hanover. Willimantic, Feb. 23, 1856.
37. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: New Seasonable Goods. Broadcloths, Cassimeres, Vestings, &c., in great variety, just received at the Fashionable Tailoring Emporium of G.E. Elliott, Elliott's Building. Willimantic, June 14th, 1856.
38. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Paper Hangings. A splendid assortment of all styles and prices the market affords. Also, New Styles Curtain Papers, and beautiful Parlor Shades, at low prices, which we shall be happy to show our friends. Just received, a new supply of those Broad English Papers, rich colors, which we shall sell Cheap. New Papers, &c., received every week during the season. Attention is invited to this stock. James Walden. Willimantic, April 15, 1856.
39. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Out of Debt - Out of Danger. In consequence of recent arrangements, all persons indebted to the subscriber, are respectfully requested to call and settle the same before 15th February, 1857. Geo. W. Hanover.
40. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Round Hill Farm for Sale. The Farm, owned and occupied by the late Charles Tracy, Esq., known as the "Round Hill Farm" is offered for sale. Said Farm is located in the County of New London, Conn., Town of Lisbon, 6 miles from Norwich, 2 miles from Jewett City, and 2 ½ miles from the Lisbon Station on the Hartford, Providence & Fishkill R.R. It is 2 hours ride from Providence, 4 from Boston, 1 ½ from Hartford, and 8 from New York. The Mansion House is most delightfully located, and has within and around it all the improvements that taste or comfort could desire. The farm buildings cannot be surpassed for convenience, durability or elegance in the State, and the garden contains almost every variety of fruit, peaches, pears, grapes, &c., grown in this latitude. There are three tenant houses connected with the estate. The farm contains 188 acres of the most excellent land. The crops this year have been, 650 bushels corn, 700 bushels oats, 82 bushels buckwheat, 80 bushels rye, 28 bushels wheat, besides other grain - 500 bushels potatoes, 700 bushels turnips, 300 bushels carrots, &c. The stock has been 12 Cows, 3 Yoke of Oxen, 3 Horses, 20 Sheep, 30 Hogs. A large part of the farm is under the best cultivation, ditched and under-drained, and the whole can be made with little skill and labor, a garden. As a location for a man wishing to retire from business, or for a practical farmer and dairy man, it cannot be surpassed. Any information respecting the above premises will be communicated by addressing Jedediah Spalding or John W. Stedman, Norwich, Conn. Norwich, Conn., Dec. 25, 1856.
41. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Sewing Machines. Geo. W. Hanover is agent for Messrs. Wheeler & Wilson, for the sale of their celebrated labor saving Sewing Machines, the most perfect machines in the world, and I will furnish them at the price and the lowest price they can be purchased in New York. Machines put up and put in running order in any part of the State. Geo. W. Hanover, Willimantic, May 31, 1856.
42. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: Oysters put up expressly for family use, in two and four quart kegs, for sale by William Cummings, Windham Centre.
43. TWJ Sat Jan 31, 1857: The Greatest Medical Discovery of the Age. Mr. Kennedy, of Roxbury, has discovered in one of our common Pasture Weeds, a Remedy that cures every kind of humor, from the worst Scrofula down to the common pimple. He has tried it in over eleven hundred cases, and never failed except in two cases, (both thunder humor). He has now in his possession over two hundred certificates of its value, all within twenty miles of Boston. . Manufactured by Donald Kennedy, Roxbury, Mass. John Pitkin, 186 Main Street, Hartford, wholesale agent for this state. For sale by J. Safford, Willimantic, W.T. Cogswell, Rockville; Moses Scott, Unionville; E.K. Williams, Bolton; C.H. Rogers & Co., Colchester; L.W. Crane, Stafford Springs; C.H. Grant, Stafford, Willington Glass Co., Willington; A.G. Storrs and E.C. Rixford, Mansfield; Nelson Kenyon, Jewett's City and by all Medicine Dealers in the State.
[Friday May 7, 1858 was the only issue transcribed for the year 1858]
44. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Business Cards.
James O. Fitch, Surgeon Dentist, office and rooms, second floor at Atwood's Building, opposite the Depot. Operations on the teeth. Willimantic, June, 1857.
Coffin Wareroom. Coffins, of all descriptions, constantly on hand, at the lowest possible prices, by C.H. & R. Davison, Corner of Union & Jackson Sts., Willimantic. Shrouds of all kinds, furnished to order. French Boots and Shoes. Jacob Hoffman, at the old stand of Franz Pikart. Boots and shoes of the best quality, made to order. The above establishment has been removed to Basement No. 1, Atwood's Block. New Boot and Shoe Establishment. The subscriber has taken the Basement Room of Mr. Wm. Cargell's House, Main Street, where he will execute all orders for Custom Made Boots and Shoes, in the best manner and at short notice. Repairing neatly attended to. Z.C. Hartshorn, Willimantic, April 9, 1858.
David K. Tucker, Hair Dresser, and manufacturer of Hair Dyes, Oils, Perfumery, &c. Under Brainard's Hotel, Rooms formerly occupied by Charles Rademacher.
Richard H. Perry, Auctioneer, will attend the sales of Real Estate, Merchandize and other property. Willimantic, Conn.
Coffins! Coffins!! A large assortment may be found at the rooms of the subscriber. Also, all kinds of cabinet furniture. Willimantic, Feb. 1858. M.S. Bowdish.
Cheney & Ellsworth, Painters, Franklin Square, Norwich, Conn. House and sign painting, Graining, plain and decorative. Paper hanging, &c. &c. C.H. Cheney, D. Ellsworth, E. Cheney, Agent. Wauregan House, Norwich, Connecticut. Proprietors, T. Norris, J.W. Weeks.
Charles A. Converse, Importer and dealer in English, German & American Hardware, Cutlery, Fire arms, heavy goods, steel, braziers' rods, sheet iron, metals, iron wire, lead pipe, sheet lead, cordage, shovels, nails, axes, &c. &c. A full assortment of manufacturers, machine builders and mechanics' articles and tools generally. Uncas Hall Building, Water and Commerce Streets, Norwich, Conn.
Henry W. Birge, successor to S.W. Meech, Deceased, deals in all kinds of Lumber & Nails at the old stand of Breed & Meech, Central Wharf, Norwich, Conn.
Williams & Hall, Druggists, 204 & 206 State Street, Hartford Conn...George W. Williams.
George F. Swift, Manufacture of Bobbins & Spools of every description for Linen, Silk, Cotton and Woolen Factories. Job Turning of all descriptions done at short notice. Mansfield Centre, Conn.
Removal, D. Wells has removed to No. 5 Franklin Building, (up stairs) where he is ready to attend to the Repairing of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry. All work warranted.
45. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Legislative Caucuses: The Senate caucus on Tuesday evening nominated Hon. Elisha Carpenter, of the 14th District, President pro tem, Isaac H. Bromley, of New Haven, for Clerk, Mr. Moore, of East Hartford, for Messenger, Alfred Daggett, of New Haven, for Assistant Messenger, and Carrington & Hotchkins for State Printers, by a vote of 2 to 1.
The House caucus nominated Hon. A.A. Burnham for Speaker, Abner L. Train, of Milford, for Clerk, and (after a long debate and the passage and recommendation of a motion to postpone the subject,) Babcock & Sizer for State Printers, by 6 majority.
The Democrats nominated R.D. Hubbard for Speaker, Arthur W. Bacon, of Middletown for Clerk, Edward C. Seymour, of Litchfield, for Assistant Clerk, and Osborn & Baldwin for State Printers, unanimously.
46. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: The New York papers one day last week mentioned the fact that the dead body of a man was found ashore on Governor's Island, in the harbor of New York, and that a letter was found on the body addressed to John S. Avery, New Britain. The father of John S. Avery, of Chaplin, whose son had been missing for some time, started for New York to see if the body was that of his son. He saw the corpse and identified it, and on Monday morning a box arrived at our depot containing the remains which were conveyed to Chaplin, where they were buried the same afternoon. The circumstances by which he came to his death have not as yet been developed, but we understand Mr. Avery has returned to the city, to ascertain, if possible, the manner of the death of his son. If a murder has been done it is to be hoped the perpetrators will be brought to justice.
47. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Mr. James N. Buell, employed by the N.L.W. & P.R.R. Co., at the Willimantic station met with a serious accident on Tuesday evening. He was in the act of uncoupling the cars, when one of them started, and he, stumbling at the time, had his right hand caught between them, crushing it terribly, and perhaps crippling him for life. Some of the fingers of the hand were almost entirely severed, hanging by the skin only.
48. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: The store at Eagleville (Mansfield) owned by the Eagleville Company, and occupied by E.R. Holman, was broken into last Sunday, and about $500 worth of goods, and some $10 in money and $5 worth of postage stamps carried off. The burglars obtained entrance by prying off the shutters form one of the back windows.
49. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: We notice with pleasure that that indefatigable man, Warren Atwood, Esq., having just completed his beautiful and substantial block on Main Street, has broken ground on Aqueduct Street, just north of his former residence. Here he intends shall rise a beautiful structure for tenements, 54 feet by 38, three stories high. Success to him and every man bound for improvement.
50. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Two boys named Peter and James Corrie, were arrested last week, for stealing a quantity of brass machinery from the Paper Mill in this village. They had sold the articles to a pedlar. The boys were found guilty and sent to Brooklyn Jail.
51. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: The Willimantic Light Guard, Captain Davison, left home on Wednesday morning, for New Haven, to participate in the ceremonies which came off on that day. They report it as a pleasant excursion, and would tender their thanks to Mr. Cooley, of the Union House, New Haven, for the sumptuous entertainment provided by him for the Guards. The company arrived at home at about eleven o'clock the same evening.
52. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: "Fifty Years in Chains, or the Life of an American Slave, written by himself," is the title of a work published by H. Dayton, 29 Ann Street, New York. The history opens in the southern part of Maryland, where our hero spent the earlier years of his life. Being bought by a southern negro driver, he was taken to South Carolina, where, after a detailed and interesting account of his journey, we find him a plantation slave. Changes in his master's family at length caused his removal to an unsettled estate in Georgia. On account of the death of a kind master here, and the cruelty of his mistress, he made his escape. By means of extraordinary ingenuity and fortitude, he succeeded in reaching his native place, and lived in freedom eight years, when he was kidnapped and taken back to slavery. He fled again, and is now living unmolested near Philadelphia, though not, he says, without fear of recapture. The work can be obtained of Mr. Wm. S. Avery, who is the authorized agent for this county. 430 pages, price $1.00.
53. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: We call attention to the stock of Perfumery and Toilet articles kept for sale by our new Hairdresser and Barber, Mr. D.K. Tucker, in the basement of Brainard's Hotel. His stock consists of a general assortment of Combs, Brushes, Oils, Pomades, Lubin's Extracts, and other choice perfumes, hand mirrors, velvet sponges, hair dyes, and almost every article so necessary to the toilet of a lady or gentleman.
To smokers we would say, if you want a genuine Havan Segar, Tucker's is the place to get it. Call and see him, and our word for it you will not leave dissatisfied.
54. TWJ Fri May 7 1858: On the first page of this paper, among the Norwich Business Cards, will be found the advertisement of Messrs. T. Kohn & Co., who have on hand a large assortment of Staple and Fancy Dry Goods, which they offer at prices to suit the times. The junior partners of this concern are Messrs. M.L. Teitlebaum and Leopold Ehrlich, who are well known to the people of Willimantic and vicinity; they desire their former friends and customers in this neighborhood, when visiting Norwich to give them a call, with the assurance that they will find the goods kept at their store of as good quality and fair prices as can be found in any other establishment.
55. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: New Haven, May 5. The Senate was called to order by the Secretary of State, and organized by the election of Hon. Elisha Carpenter, President pro tem and I.H. Bromley Clerk. Prayer offered by Rev. S.W.S. Dutton. J.A. Moore was appointed Messenger, Alfred Daggett, Assistant Messenger, S. Huntington, Doorkeeper.
Resolution appointing Carrington & Hotchkiss State Printers. Com. Appointed to inform the House that the Senate is organized. Senate adjourned till 2 o'clock. House. - Called to order by Mr. Brockway of Lyme. Hyde of Tolland, and Johnson of Putnam appointed Clerks.
Proceeded to ballot for Speaker.
Whole number of votes 224.
A.A. Burnham 135
R.D. Hubbard 88
Alfred A. Burnham of Windham, was therefore declared duly elected. Mr. Ingersoll of New Haven administered the oath of office. Proceeded to ballot for Clerk. Abner L. Train received 135, and A.W. Bacon 85 votes. Mr. Train then took the oath. About 12 o'clock Gov. Buckingham appeared and delivered his Message, for which we have not room.
56. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Appointments by the Governor.
Gov. Buckingham has made the following military appointments. As
his Aides de camp, Lt. Col. H.H. Osgood, of Norwich.
The members of the staff are:
J.D. Williams, of Hartford, Adjt. General.
Wm. O. Irish, of New London, Paymaster general.
Wait N. Hawley, Hartford, Commissary General.
John M. Hathaway, Suffield, Quartermaster General.
The Governor has also appointed as his private Secretary, Nathaniel Shipman Esq., of Hartford.
57. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: St. Louis, May 4. - The Leavenworth Ledger says that a dispatch from Utah reached the Fort on Monday last asking for a re-inforcement, and giving an account of a skirmish between a guerilla party of Mormons and a body of troops under Capt. Anderson, in which three-fourths of the combatants were killed on both sides. A company of heavy artillery and a company of dragoons were immediately dispatched from the fort. The Leavenworth Herald says that news reached the fort by express, that a band of outlaws and a small detachment of troops under Capt. Anderson, had an engagement in the Little Osage Country; that one soldier was killed, and Capt. Anderson wounded in the leg, and had his horse killed under him. A battery of four guns and a company of dragoons were dispatched to the scene of the difficulty. The statement from the Leavenworth Ledger, already telegraphed grew out of the above, probably substituting camp Scott for Fort Scott.
58. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: New Haven, May 4th, 1858. The trial of Adrian Phelps, accused of robbing the mail between New London and Stonington, continued during the afternoon of yesterday. The principle witnesses on the part of the United States, were Mr. Lyman, postmaster at New London. Mr. Lyman testified to preparing the mail that Phelps was to carry on the 27th of March, taking a complete list of its contents, both of the bundles of letters and also of each single letter. He testified also to his delivering the mail to Phelps on the morning in question. Mr. Holbrook testified to being at Stonington when the mail was received, and having found that a number of bundles of letters were missing, he immediately searched the person and conveyance of Phelps and found the missing bundles under the cushion of his wagon. A number of other witnesses were examined, consisting principally of the Postmasters of the Post Offices between New London and Stonington. They all testified to the fact of receiving the mail from New London on the morning of the 27th and returning the same to the carrier, retaining only the matter that belonged to their respective offices. The testimony was completed about five o'clock, and in about an hour after, the arguments of the counsel and charge of the Judge being finished, the jury retired and returned in a short time with a verdict of guilty. - Shipman appeared for the United States and Watrous and Upham for the prisoner. Tuckerman and Phelps were sentenced this morning, Tuckerman was sentenced as follows: for the offense on the 15th of November, ten years; for the offense of the 20th, 4 years; 22d, 4 years; 29th, 3 years, making in all twenty-one years that he is to enjoy the hospitality of the Wethersfield Prison. Phelps was sentenced to the State Prison for three years, Dunbar who turned states evidence in the case of United States vs. Thompson, Cowd and Dunbar, for counterfeiting, was sentenced to thirty days imprisonment in the New Haven Jail. The business being completed, the court adjourned sine die this morning at 10 o'clock. Hartford Poit 5th.
59. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Ordination. The ordination services attending the admission of the Rev. Wm. A. Hitchcock to the order of priesthood in the Protestant Episcopal Church, were performed by the Rt. Rev. Bishop Williams of this Diocese, and assisted by the Rev. Dr. Hallam of New London, and others, in St. Sohn's [mean John's?] Church in this city, on Thursday last. The following clergymen were present on the occasion, besides the Bishop and candidate: Revs. Dr. Hallam of New London, and Clark of Waterbury; Rev. Messrs. Wiley of Waterbury, Stone of Watertown, Williams of Litchfield, Shannon of Seymour, Brewster of New Haven, Russell of New Britain, Hutchins of East Haddam, Townsend of Middletown, and Vibbert of Fair Haven. The Rev. Mr. Hitchcock has received a call from St. John's Church, Portsmouth, N.H., which, we understand, he has accepted. The parish, which is said to be a large and important one, has, we think, made a most fortunate selection, in the choice of Mr. Hitchcock. Few young men have entered the ministry under more flattering auspices, or with a larger promise of future usefulness. Mr. H. leaves immediately for his field of labor. - Waterbury Journal.
60. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Mary Morrison, a young Irish girl, escaped from the jail at Hartford where she had been confined for stealing, and started down the street hotly pursued by a bare-headed and bare-footed domestic from the penal establishment. The race was exciting, but short. Mary distanced her pursuer and dodged up an alley. Officer Chamberlin, however, was soon on her track, and discovered her in an upper story room in a box covered with old rags.
61. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: New Haven, April 28. This morning when an employee of Mr. W.D. Bryan, Merchant Tailor, Church street, in Exchange Building, entered the store, he found that one of the lower panels of the back door, had been broken in during the night, and that burglars had entered and rifled the store. Everything was in confusion; drawers were open and the goods were scattered about upon the counters. On examination it appeared that a large quantity of goods had been stolen including at least $250 worth of vestings and a few articles of ready made clothing. The amount of the loss is not accurately known, but it is feared it will not be far from five or six hundred dollars.
62. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Mr. & Mrs. Elijah Newton, of Ledyard, celebrated the 70th anniversary of their wedding day on the 27th of March last.
63. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Great Excitement at the Temple of Fashion. Hanover has just returned again from New York, with another lot of New Goods, this being the third lot received this Spring - and where are our competitors? Why, the competition is like the recent election - all one way. Well, I am the last man to find fault, as long as the Temple is crowded from top to bottom, from the rising of the sun to the going down of the same - yes, longer. And as long as this stat of things exists, my communications shall be yes, yes, and nay, nay. I will just say that the Temple of Fashion is the only place in this town where can be found the Latest Fashions; and the reason is, no one else is in the market as often as the Proprietor of the Temple: he being there every week, is sure to get the latest styles in Millinery Goods, also, every things new in the line of Dress and Fancy Goods. Well then, taking all things into consideration, the best advice I can give, is for every one wishing to purchase any thing pretty and good, to call at the Temple of Fashion, before presuming to purchase it at any other place. Only bring a very small amount of Cash, and be served to an abundance of beautiful goods. Respectfully, Geo. W. Hanover. Willimantic, April 17th, 1858.
64. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Wanted. 10 Experienced Ladies, to work on Bonnets, Mantillas, &c. a the Temple of Fashion. G.W. Hanover.
65. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Stationery, of every description. Blank boos, of over 100 styles; legal blanks, blank notes, drafts, etc; toys, unnumerable; gold, steel and quill pens; penknives, scissors, shears, erasers; portmonnaies, wallets, purses; lead pencils, fifty styles; marbles, tops, &c. &c. Also, wedding cards and invitations, printed to order, of the latest styles and at the shortest notice, and all styles wedding stationery, for sale at the lowest prices. Also, steam job, card and fancy printing, in all their varieties, executed on the most favorable terms, at the Stationery Warehouse of Elihu Geer, 16 State Street, Hartford.
66. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Ambrotypes, Melainotypes and Photographs. The subscriber would invite the attention of the citizens of Willimantic and vicinity to his New Picture Gallery, which has been fitted up in a neat and tasty style, in Atwood's Block, opposite the Railroad Depot, (where he intends permanently to establish himself,) and would respectfully solicit a share of public patronage. Persons wishing Ambrotypes, Melainotypes or Photographs, can obtain them on as reasonable terms, and as well executed, as in any City in the State. Photographs will be taken in any style, from ordinary to life size, and retouched, or finished in colors, as may be desired. Those having likenesses of deceased friends can have them enlarged and copied to any number they may wish. Parents anxious to secure good likenesses of their children, are informed that special efforts will be made to give satisfaction. Please call and examine specimens. L. Thompson. Willimantic, April 1st, 1858.
67. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Boots and Shoes. Wm. H. Cranston has taken the Store recently occupied by John Clark and solicits a call from neighbors and friends to look at his assortment of Boots and Shoes, which he offers Cheap for Cash. Having just returned from the Eastern Markets, (Boston and Lynn,) he has had opportunities for selecting a choice assortment of Goods, it will be for the interest of the public to examine them before purchasing elsewhere. All articles purchased at this store, warranted as represented. Skillful workmen are employed to attend to all orders in the way of repairing. The subscriber respectfully solicits a share of the public patronage. Wm. H. Cranston, Twin Building, Main Street, Willimantic, April 16, 1858.
68. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: New Cash Store. The Subscriber has just opened the Store formerly occupied by J.D. Hosmer, in Pleasant Street, near the residence of Gen. Baldwin; Willimantic, where he will keep on hand, Groceries, Provisions, and Dry Goods. All articles kept at this Store will be of good quality, and will be sold at fair prices. He desires those who are in want of articles in his line to give him a call. Willimantic, April 30, 1858. S.R. Hopkins.
69. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Notice. To Whomsoever it may Concern! Know ye by these presents: That John Tew has engaged to S.W. & G.S. Rice for the coming year, as their Horse and Cattle Shoer. All persons wishing their work done up in a workmanlike manner, will do well to call and give him a trial. As we intend to employ none but experienced hands, in our shops, we have made the above arrangement with Mr. Tew, as it is well know he stands second to none in his department as a Horse and Cattle Shoer. New Wagons and Buggies on hand, and for sale at prices to satisfy. One new Iron Axle Ox Cart. Price $65. One good style two seat Top Carriage, second hand. Price $60. Old work repaired, and warranted to give satisfaction. Painting executed in the most finished style, by Mr. Charles Lillie, whose skill in that line is so well known as to need but the mention of his name. Carriages of every description built to order. Come and give us a trial; we will warrant satisfaction. S.W. & G.S. Rice. Bridge Street, near the Factories of the Smithville and Windham Companies. Willimantic, April 20th, 1858.
70. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Marriages.
In South Mansfield, 2d inst., by Rev. Anson S. Atwood, William E. Williams of Mansfield, and Maria H. Harris, of Windham.
71. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Deaths.
In Willimantic, 5th inst., Mr. Charles B. Hawkins, aged 34 years.
In Scotland, 6th inst., Mr. James T. Williams, aged 21 years.
In Columbia, 26th ult., J.C. Norcross, aged 3 mos. and 28 days.
In Marlboro', 29th ult., Mrs. Lois Bolles, aged 78 years.
72. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Dissolution of Copartnership. The Copartnership heretofore existing between the subscribers under the name and firm of F.E. Mead & Co., is this day dissolved by mutual consent. F.K. Mead, F.J. Lake. Scotland, Conn., April 27th, 1858.
73. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: American Hotel - Hartford. The Subscriber, (late of the Wauregan House, Norwich) having taken this large, central and well known House, has thoroughly reorganized, refitted and furnished it in the best style. It is furnished with every modern improvement and appliance. The appointments are believed to be complete in every department, and no attention to the wants or comfort of guests will be lacking. Travellers will find this a remarkably convenient House in its central situation, being in the midst of business, and convenient for Omnibuses and City Carriages to the Railroad Station and Steamboat Landings. The table will be furnished with the best the markets afford. Price $1.50 per day. J.W. Weeks.
74. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Notice. Second and Last Call! All persons, residents and non-residents, liable by law to pay Taxes in the Town of Windham, on List of 1857, are hereby notified that we have Rate Bills to collect for said Town, and said Taxes will be received by Andrew Frink, Jr., in the first society, at his residence in said Windham, on Monday, May 24th, 1858. And in the third society by Robert W. Hooper, at the store of Alpaugh & Hooper, on Monday, May 24th, 1858. Said Taxes will be received from 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. on said day, being a tax of twelve cents on the dollar. All persons neglecting this notice will be charged lawful fees for collecting. Andrew Frink, Jr., Robert W. Hooper, Collectors.
75. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Select School. Miss S.A. Hopkins will open a Select School on Monday, 26th inst., in Basement of the Baptist Meeting House, Willimantic. Will teach all the branches usually taught in High Schools. Tuition for a term of eleven weeks. Common English - $3.00. Higher English - $4.00. Latin and French - $5.00. Painting, Oriental and Grecian, $2 extra. April 12, 1858.
76. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Copartnership Notice. The subscribers have this day formed a Copartnership under the name and firm of Johnson & Clark, for carrying on the Flour, Grain and Feed Business, and taken the large store in Atwood's Block, where they will be happy to execute all orders in their new line of business. Merrick Johnson, John Clark. Willimantic, April 1, 1858.
77. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Removal. D. Wells has removed to No. 5 Franklin Building, (Up Stairs) where he is ready to attend to the repairing of watches, clocks and jewelry. All work warranted.
78. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Notice. Norman Melony, Blacksmith, Carriage Maker and Repairer. Wishes to inform his friends and patrons that he has recently returned to his old stand, at the east end of the village, (occupied for the last year by George A. Bull) where he intends carrying on Carriage Making, in all its branches. The best and experienced workmen only being employed, he pledges himself to give satisfaction. Horse & Cattle Shoeing done on scientific principles, by experienced workmen, who understand the anatomy of the foot, he wishes to say that he will give satisfaction to all persons having horses laboring under disease of Corns or Contractions, commonly called Hough Bound, Interfering, Over reaching, Quarter Cracks, Sand Cracks, Sprains of the Cords, Founders, Ring Bones and Spavins, for all of which he warrants a perfect cure, if curable. The greater part of these diseases are caused by bad shoeing, or want of proper judgment. In consequence of the change in the times, the proprietor feels authorized to say, that he can reduce the price of Horse Shoeing to one dollar, and Cattle Shoeing to two dollars each. Carriage and Sign Painting done in the neatest and most improved style, by the celebrated Louis Napoleon, the present incumbent of the Throne of France. April 15th, 1858.
79. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: New Store, New Goods, and Low Prices. John Morse & Co., Have opened to the people of Willimantic and vicinity, in their spacious apartments, No. 1 Atwoods Block, the finest and most fashionable assortment of Gentlemens' Goods ever introduced into this part of the country. Our Goods, which we have just received from New York, are now opened, consisting of Broadcloths, Casimeres and Vestings, such as Satin, Silk and Marseilles, of the best quality. Gents Furnishing Goods, and all kinds of Buttons, Cards, Bindings, &c. &c., which we offer for sale at the lowest New York prices. Clothing made to order, in the best and latest styles, by the most experienced hands.
Particular attention paid to Cutting Garments. Also, an assortment of Ready Made Clothing, on hand, Hats, Caps. &c. &c. All orders well and promptly attended to. We now invite one and all to give us a call, and we will endeavor to please you. N.B. - All goods bought at this establishment will be cut at half price. John Morse & Co. Willimantic, April, 1858.
80. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Writing. Copying legal or other documents, Posting Books, Adjusting Accounts, Making out Bills, Record and Card Writing, and any thing in the line, that the subscriber can do at home, promptly attended to. Orders can be left at Mr. Walden's Book Store. Wm. L. Weaver. Willimantic, April 30, 1858.
81. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Commissioners' Notice. District of Windham, Probate Court, April 27th, 1858. as. Assigned Estate of John H. Capen, of Windham, in said District. The Court of Probate for the District of Windham, hat limited and allowed four months from the first publication hereof, for the Creditors of said Estate, in which to exhibit their claims thereto and has appointed Rufus L. Baker of Windham, and Elisha Carpenter of West Killingly, Commissioners, to receive and examine the same. Certified by Wm. Swift, Clerk. The subscribers give notice that they shall meet at the Hotel of Henry Brainard in Willimantic, on the 28th day of June, and the 6th day of September next, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, on each of said days, for the purpose of attending to the business of said appointment. R.L. Baker, Elisha Carpenter, Comm'rs.
82. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham, within and for the District of Windham, on the 4th day of May, A.D. 1858. present, Chester Hunt, Esq., Judge. On motion of Horace Hall, Administrator on the Estate of Clarissa Perkins, late of Windham, within said District, deceased, this Court doth appoint the 10th day of May inst., at 9 o'clock forenoon, at the Probate Office in said District, for the hearing, allowance and settlement of the Administration Account on said Estate, and doth direct said Administrator to give public notice to all persons interested in said Estate, to appear, if they see cause, before said Court, at said time and place, to be heard therein, by posting said order of notice on a public sign post in said town of Windham, nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt, and by advertising the same in a newspaper published in Willimantic. Certified from Record, Wm. Swift, Clerk.
83. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham, within and for the District of Windham, on the 4th day of May, A.D, 1888 [sic]. Present, Chester Hunt, Esq., Judge. On motion of Gardner Hall, Administrator on the Estate of William F. Essex, late of Windham, Within said District, deceased, this Court doth appoint the 10th day of May inst. At 10 o'clock forenoon, at the Probate Office in said District, for the hearing, allowance and settlement of the Administration Account on said Estate, and doth direct said Administrator to give public notice to all persons interested in said Estate, to appear, if they see cause, before said Court, at said time and place, to be heard therein, by posting said order of notice on a public sign post in said town of Windham, nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt, and by advertising the same in a newspaper published in Willimantic. Certified from Record, Wm. Swift, Clerk.
84. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Commissioners' Notice. District of Pomfret, Probate Court, April 19, 1858, ss. Assigned Estate of Erastus Faulk, of Pomfret, in said District, Insolvent Debtor. The Court of Probate for the District of Pomfret, hath limited and allowed two months from the date of the publication hereof, for the editors of said Estate, in which
to exhibit their claims thereto, and has appointed Geo. H. Sharpe and Geo. R. Sessions, both of said Pomfret, Commissioners, to receive and examine said claims. Certified from Record, Cha's J. Grosvenor, Judge. The subscribers give notice that they will meet at the residence of Geo. H. Sharpe, in said Pomfret, on the 31st day of May, and the 29th day of June next, at one o'clock P.M., on each of said days, for the purpose of attending to the business of said appointments. Geo. H. Sharpe, Geo. R. Sessions, Comm'rs.
85. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Commissioners' Notice. District of Thompson, Probate Court, April 12, A.D. 1858, ss. Assigned Estate of Joseph B. Gay, of Thompson, in said District. The Court of Probate for the District of Thompson, hath limited and allowed four months from the date hereof, for the Creditors of said Estate, represented insolvent, in which to exhibit their claims thereto, and has appointed Franklin Bailey of Putnam, and Wm. H. Chandler of said Thompson, Commissioners, to receive and examine said claims. Certified by Jeremiah Olney, Clerk. The subscribers give notice that they shall meet at the Town House, in said Thompson, on the 1st day of June and the 10th day of August, A.D.
1858, at nine o'clock in the forenoon on each of said days, for the purpose of attending to the duties of said appointment, Thompson, April 12th, 1858. Franklin Bailey, Wm. H. Chandler, Comm'rs.
86. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Commissioners' Notice. District of Mansfield, Probate Court, April 24th, A.D. 1858. ss. Estate of Christopher Greenman, of Mansfield, in said District, insolvent. The Court of Probate for the District of Mansfield, hath limited and allowed six months from the date of the publication hereof, for the creditors of said Estate, represented Insolvent, to exhibit their claims thereto, and has appointed Tho's Gray and Lester Bill, Commissioners to receive and examine said claims. Certified from Record, by John N. Barrows, Judge. The subscribers give notice that they will meet at the dwelling house of Frank M. Lincoln, Esq., in North Windham, on Monday, the 21st day of June, and on Saturday the 30th day of October, 1858, at 10 o'clock A.M. on each of said days, for the purpose of attending to the duties of their appointment. Thomas Gray, Lester Bill, Commr's.
87. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: At the Court of Probate holden at Columbia, within and for the District of Andover, on the 27th day of April, A.D. 1858. Present, John S. Yeomans, Esq. Judge. On motion of Henry Douglass, Administrator on the Estate of Gilbert Potter, late of Columbia, within said District, deceased: this Court doth decree that six months from the date of the first publication of this order 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 Columbia, nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record. William H. Yeomans, Clerk.
88. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham, within and for the District of Windham on the 24th day of April, A.D. 1858. present, Chester Hunt, Esq., Judge. On motion of Justin Swift, Administrator on the Estate of Jesse Spafford, late of Windham within said District, deceased: this Court doth decree that six months from the
date of the first publication of this order, 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 Windham, nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, Wm. Swift, Clerk.
89. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: At a Court of Probate holden at Chaplin, within and for the District of Chaplin, on the 6th day of April, A.D. 1858. Present, Erastus Rindge, Judge. This Court limits the term of six months from the publication of this order for the Creditors of the Estate of George W. Hunt, late of Chaplin, deceased, to exhibit their claims to Charles M. Backus, administrator on said estate, duly attested and proved, or be debarred a recovery. And said administrator is hereby directed to give notice, by posting a copy of this order on the public sign post in said town of Chaplin, and also by publishing the same in a newspaper printed in Willimantic. Certified from Record, Erastus Rindge, Judge.
90. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Cow and Calf for sale. A first rate cow for butter and cheese, seven years old, with calf by her side. For sale by C.S. Avery, April 2, 1858. Windham Centre.
91. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Millinery and Millinery Goods of all Kinds. The subscriber has taken the store recently occupied by Mrs. E.L. Babcock, and is now engaged in filling up the establishment with a selection of goods in the above line, which has never been equaled in this part of the country. Orders for any articles in the line of Millinery, Bonnets, Ribbons, &c. &c. of the most fashionable and approved styles, can be filled at once. The friends and customers of Mrs. Babcock are respectfully solicited to call at this old established store, and look at the new goods. All orders will be executed in a manner to give the utmost satisfaction. Bonnets Bleached, Pressed and Trimmed to order. A.A. King. Willimantic, March 19, 1858.
92. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Notice. Having taken the Hair Dressing Saloon formerly occupied by Charles Rademacher, under Brainard's Hotel, I am prepared to do business in the line of hair cutting, shaving, shampooing, hair dyeing, &c., and also keep for sale a full assortment of Hair Dyes, Oils, Perfumery and Fancy Toilet Articles, at reduced prices. Best hair dye, warranted to give satisfaction, at 75 cents per box. Also, Choice Imported Havana Cigars. David K. Tucker.
93. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: New Millinery Establishment. The undersigned begs leave to say, that in connection with his Fancy Goods Business, he has added Millinery in all its branches, having procured the services of a first class Milliner to superintend the business, who for taste and competency for getting up first class work, stands unrivalled. Our Millinery Goods are all new, every article; therefore we shall not burden the community with an old kept-over stock, for we have not got it. Having just returned from New York with a stock of goods of the latest styles, carefully selected and bought for Cash, and will be sold for Cash, and no pains spared to please the most particular. We assert that we shall get up any and every kind of Millinery that should be wanted, or that can be got up in New York first class houses. Our arrangements and connections with New York are such that we shall be perfectly posted on the fashions at all times. Our Fancy Goods Department will ever contain a good assortment of White Goods, Embroideries, Curtain Draperies, Linen Goods, Gloves, Hosiery, Knitting and Tidy Cotton, Colored Cambrics, Calicoes, Dress Silks, Trimmings, Fancy Baskets, Worsteds, Ladies' Gaiters, Jewelry, Yankee Notions, &c. &c. Our terms are cash, and prices to correspond with times and terms. Thankful for past favors, hoping that by strict attention to business, and studying the wants of the community, I shall merit a share of the public patronage, which is respectfully solicited. L.W. Jacobs. Directly opposite the Depot, Willimantic, March 26, 1858.
94. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: George E. Elliott, Merchant Tailor and dealer in Ready Made Clothing. The subscriber has just opened a good and cheap assortment of broad cloths, black and fancy doeskins, figured silk and satin vestings, and a general assortment of Trimmings. In connection with the above, will be found a good variety of ready made clothing, hats, caps, furnishing gods, trunks, and enameled traveling bags. The subscriber will furnish a man's suit throughout, from head to foot, namely, coat, vest, pants, hat, cravat, socks, and an indispensable garment, for the small sum of $7.50. George E. Elliott. Willimantic, April 2, 1858.
95. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Buchanan's last appointment! I have been appointed envoy extraordinary and pluter perfect plenipotentiary to the village of Willimantic and vicinity, to watch over, regulate, and harmonise the interests of the Clothing Trade. Having opened a large assortment of clothing, furnishing goods, hats, caps, trunks, valices, traveling bags, &c. &c., which I am determined to sell cheaper than any other house in town, no matter what they may profess to do. I will not be undersold! Therefore, it is for your own interest to give me a call, if you want any goods in my line. Come quick, and I will give you a better garment, for less money than any other house in town. Coats, pants & vests, from a low grade to a first rate quality, at prices to suit the times, at the Boston Hat, Cap and Clothing Store, No. 2 Brainard's Building, opposite the Depot. J.G. Keigwin. Willimantic, April, 1858.
96. TWJ Fri May 7, 1858: Rev. Zedekiah H. Mansfield, rector of the Episcopal Church at Yantic, died on the 16th inst.
[Friday May 27, 1859 was the only issued transcribed for the year 1859]
97. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Business Cards.
George W. Hanover, dealer in Fancy and Staple Dry Goods, jewelry, paper hangings, carpets, oil cloths, mattings, crockery and glass ware, sewing machines, melodions, and every thing in the grocery Line, &c. &c. also a full and complete assortment of millinery Goods, at the "Temple of Fashion," near the New Baptist Church, Willimantic, Conn.
Willimantic Book Store. James Walden, Bookseller and Stationer, East of Franklin Building, union Street. Depot of all the Newspapers, Magazines, New Publications, Standard and Miscellaneous Works, School Books, Stationery, &c. Also, a large assortment of Paper Hangings, always on hand.
James O. Fitch, Surgeon Dentist, office and rooms, second floor of Atwood's Building, opposite the depot. Operations on the teeth. Willimantic, June, 1857.
O.B. Griswold, manufacturer of Monuments, Grave Stones, &c, &c. of every variety of pattern, and of the best Italian and American marble. Opposite the Congregational Church, Willimantic.
George F. Swift, manufacturer of Bobbins & Spools of every description for Linen, Silk, Cotton and Woolen Factories. Job Turning of all descriptions down at short notice. Mansfield Centre. Conn.
Richard H. Perry, Licensed auctioneer, will attend to sales of real estate, merchandize and other property. Willimantic, Conn.
J.E. Cushman, corner of Main and North Sts, Willimantic. Dealer in dry goods, groceries, provisions, crockery, glass, wood & hardware, boots, shoes, &c. &c., June 1st, 1858.
Dr. J. King, Druggist and Apothecary, next east of Franklin Building, Willimantic Connecticut. Dealer in drugs, medicines, dye stuffs, paints, oils, varnishes, camphene, burning fluid, patent medicines, &c. &c.
Physicians' prescriptions put up in the most careful and accurate manner. All articles obtained at this Store, warranted genuine. May 21, 1858.
Smith & Cottrell, dealers in choice groceries, provisions, foreign and domestic, fruit, nuts, wooden ware, sweet potatoes, &c. &c. wholesale & retail. No. 1 Water Street, Norwich, Conn. Palmer Smith.
Transient advertisers will please bear in mind, that our terms are, invariably in advance.
Aetna Insurance Company of Hartford. Incorporated in 1819. Charter Perpetual. Cash Capital, $1,000,000. Insure against loss and damage by fire, on terms adapted to the hazard, and consistent with the laws of compensation. A.W. Jillson, Agent for Willimantic and vicinity.
Iron and Steel Warehouse, Commerce Street, Norwich, Conn. J.M.Huntington Y Co. Importers and dealers in Bar Hoop Rod and Sheet Iron, Steel and Other Metals. Offers to consumers a large and well selected assortment of metals, on the most favorable terms. J.M. Huntington. Theo. Raymond.
Wauregan House, Norwich, Connecticut. T. Norris, proprietor.
O.S. Chaffee, manufacturer of Twist for Sewing Machines, sewing, saddlers', embroidery, and fringe silks, every kind of twisted silks. A large stock of domestic sewings, black and assorted colors, constantly on hand by the case; also made to order, and warranted equal to any goods in market. Orders promptly attended to. Mansfield Centre, Conn. Ike Farwell, Trav. Agent.
Henry W. Birge, Successor to S.W. Meech, Deceased, dealer in all kinds of lumber & nails at the old stand of Breed & Meech, Central Wharf, Norwich, Conn.
L.W. Jacobs, dealer in French, English, German and American Fancy Goods and Millinery, in all its branches. White goods, trimmings, hosiery, gloves, embroideries, laces, ribbons, cords, tassels buttons, corsets, dress caps, bonnets, jewelry, &c. Directly opposite the Depot, Willimantic, Connecticut.
John G. Keigwin, dealer in ready made clothing, furnishing goods, hats, caps, trunks, valices, carpet and enameled bags, &c., &c. No. 2, Brainard's building, opposite the Depot, Willimantic, Conn.
Roderick Davison, dealer in Furniture, Hardware, Crockery, Cutlery, Groceries, Provisions, Boots, Shoes, &c., &c., Coffins, of all descriptions, constantly on hand, at the lowest possible prices. Corner of Union & Jackson Sts., Willimantic.
David K. Tucker, Hair Dresser, and manufacturer of Hair Dyes, Oils, Perfumery, &c. Under Brainard's Hotel.
Finest Family Groceries for 1859, Acker Merrall & Co., No. 132 Chamber Street, Corner of College Place, (Opposite Hudson River Rail Road Station,) New York. Dealers in finest wines, finest brandies, finest segars, finest teas, finest coffees, finest sugars, finest butter, finest hams, finest tongues and finest family groceries, of every description, put up for Shipment to all parts of the World. Catalogues will be furnished upon application.
Douglas & Sherwood's patent Tournure Corset, at Alpaugh & Hooper's.
98. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Gen. Putnam. - Among the worthies who figured during the era of the American Revolution, perhaps there were none possessing more originality of character, than Gen. Putnam, who was eccentric, and fearless, blunt in his manner, the daring soldier without the polish of the gentleman. He might well be called the Marion of the north, though he disliked disguise, probably from the fact that his lisping, which was apt to overthrow any trickery which he had in view. The following anecdote was related to us by an elderly gentleman, who received it from the mouth of his father who served under the general. At the time a strong hold, called Horseneck, some miles above New York, was in the possession of the British, Putnam, with a few sturdy patriots, was lurking in the vicinity, bent on driving them from the place. Tired of lying in ambush, the men importuned the general with questions as to when they were going to have a bout with the foe. On morning he made a speech something to the following effect, which convinced them that something was in the wind. "Fellers - You've been idle too long, and so have I. I'm going down to Bush's at Horseneck, in an hour, with an ox team and a load of corn. If I come back, I will let you know all the particulars, if I should not, let them have it by hokey!" He shortly afterwards mounted his ox-cart dressed as one of the commonest order of yankee farmers, and was soon at Bush's tavern, which was in possession of the British troops. The officers no sooner saw him than they began to question him as to his wherebouts, and finding him a complete simpleton, (as they thought), they began to quiz him, and threatened to seize him, corn and fodder. "How much do you ask for your whole consarn?" asked they. "For Mercy sake, gentlemen, replied the mock clod-hopper, with the most deplorable look of entreaty "only let me off, and you shall have my hull team and load for nothing and if that wont dew, I'll give you my word I'll return to-morrow, and pay you heartily for your kindness and condescension." "Well," said they "we'll take you at your word; leave the team and provender with us, and we won't require any bail for your appearance." Putnam gave up the team; and sauntered for an hour or so, and gained all the information he wished, he then returned to his men and told them of the disposition of the foe, and his plan of attack. The morning came and with it sallied our gallant band. The British were handled with rough hands, and when they surrendered to Gen. Putnam, the clod-hopper, he sarcastically remarked - Gentlemen, I have only kept my word, I told you I should call and pay you for all your kindness and condescension.
99. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Justice Court. Before Ralph Williams, Esq., Matthew Kenedy, breach of the peace, guilty - fined $1 and costs - $6.39.
Julia Hayes, selling liquor - case nol. She paying $5.60 costs.
Ann Connell, selling liquor - guilty, paid $20, and costs - $25.20.
Ann Brady, drunkenness, guilty, fined $20, and costs - 26.76.
Ann Connell, selling liquor, 2d offence, guilty, fined $20, and costs - 26.76.
Abby Sullivan, selling liquor, guilty, fined $20 and costs - $26.76.
Wm. And Ellen Walton, selling liquor, guilty, fined with costs amounting to $64.14.
100. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Capt. C.H. Davison, of the 7th Regiment Connecticut Militia, has issued Order No. 10, to the non-commissioned offers, to give notice to all members to appear at their Armory, Franklin Hall, on Saturday, the 4th of June, at 8 o'clock A.M., in uniform, fully armed and equipped as the law directs, for the purpose of drill, discipline and inspection. We have a vivid recollection of [unreadable] some forty years ago, and last on Boston Common, and suppose this [unreadable] something of the same sort. We hope the occasion might be as joyful to all concerned as were the trainings of the olden times.
101. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: On Friday last, Mr. Allen Osborne, of Middletown, while using a pen-knife, accidentally stuck it into the center of his hand. He suffered considerable pain from the injury, in fact, so much that he could not attend to business. On Sunday, while walking in his garden, he was seized with a paroxysm, and fell to the ground; he was carried into the house and failed rapidly, until about 7 o'clock Monday morning when death released him.
102. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Another Destructive Implements of Warfare. The Journal of Commerce gives an account of the trial of a couple of monster rifles, manufactured by the Ames Manufacturing Company at Chicopee, one of which is intended for the U.S. Government; the other will be taken out in the Russian frigate "General Admiral," for presentation to the Czar of all the Russins. In several respects, the gun here referred to, conforms to the description recently given in English papers of the celebrated "Armstrong" gun. It has a rifled bore, of a diameter capable of receiving a four pound ball; but the missile he employs is so elongated that the weight of metal is increased to thirteen pounds. The rear section or base, is composed of lead, presenting a concave surface to the cartridge, with the view of its being forced into the grooves by the expansion of the powder, behind it, thus preventing loss of explosive power by windage. A prominent object in the experiment made, was, to ascertain the effect of increasing the number of grooves. The remarkable accuracy obtained is shown by the fact that three balls were thrown through the [unreadable] at the distance of half a mile. The target was placed at the slope of a hill while these experiments were in progress, with the supposition that the resistance offered by the target would prevent the ball going much beyond; but a messenger brought word that damage was being done two miles further off. Balls were then fired so that they struck into the earth a comparatively short distance from the target, and on being dug out were found shattered by the concussion.
103. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: [unreadable] has lived in Utah, and was present at the Mountain Meadow massacre of the Arkansas emigrants. He says that the Indians were incited to commence the attack by the Mormon leaders, and that Isaac Hight, John D. Lee, and John Higbee, three Mormon military leaders led on a party of forty men, who joined the Indians during the attack and assisted in the murder of the whole band. The object of the attack was plunder. They wished to get possession of the wagons and cattle. The emigrants were surrounded and fired upon until all were shot; then all the women and children old enough to talk were murdered and scalped. These Mormon leaders themselves gave the word to kill the little ones. The women begged for mercy, but Mormons know no mercy.
104. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Mrs. Mary Jane Root of Greenville, died on Sunday evening last very suddenly. She had been sick for a number of years with a consumptive disease, and on the occasion of her death, was visiting an aunt, with whom she retired for the night. Soon after retiring she remarked to her relative, "If I always felt as well as I do now I should be perfectly happy. Now let's have a good talk together." While in conversation she coughed once or twice when the blood flew from her mouth and nostrils in a copious stream and she died in ten minutes. It is supposed that her malady had consumed her lung to the artery when the light effort of her cough even, broke it. Mrs. Root leaves a husband and two small children.
105. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Boston May 24th - The first Anniversary of the Church Anti-Slavery Society was held yesterday. Rev. J.C. Webster of Hopkintown, presided and addresses were delivered by Rev. J. [ ] Murdock and Mr. McCormick of Ohio. Rev. Gilbert Haven of Cambridge, Hon. Amassa Walker, Rev. E. Haven and others. Rev. Gilbert Haven advocated the right of the church to interfere with the system of slavery, and prevent the rendition of fugitives from the South.
106. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: A Sample of Connecticut Faith. The venerable Joseph T. Buckingham, long known in association with the Boston press, at the Unitarian festival in that city, on Tuesday evening, told the following anecdote: "In the early days of American civilization, when Connecticut was sparsely settled, an old lady had a very sick child, and on good advice, instead of calling a Doctor, tried the efficacy of prayer. The child recovered. A neighbor, surprised at the result, asked her how she knew what to say in prayer. "Well," said the old lady, "I first knelt down, and said, Oh, Lord! And I thought He would guess the rest."
107. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Counterfeits. Bills of a denomination of one hundred dollars, on the Brighton Market Bank, (apparently of the true plate engraved by the New England Bank Note Co.) with forged signatures, have just made their appearance; the public are cautioned in regard to them. The bills of the above denomination issued by the bank, will be withdrawn from circulation.
108. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: The East Haddam Journal says, in the Alms House, in that town, there are at present six persons whose united ages number 450 years. One who has been blind over 40 years is 95 years old; another is 93; one is over 80; two 70; and one between 50 and 60.
109. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Howard Abbott, a member of the junior class of Bowdoin College, and a son of Nehemiah Abbott, M.C., of Belfast, Me., suddenly and mysteriously disappeared on Friday, 20th inst., and has not been heard of since. Abbott was last seen about 10 o'clock P.M., by one of his class mates, walking slowly around the college grounds in the direction of the village. The greatest apprehensions for his safety are entertained, and parties have been searching after him in all directions.
110. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Special Notices. Articles of Association of the "Willimantic Gas Company." We, the subscribers, have associated, and do hereby associate ourselves as a body politic and corporate, pursuant to the Statute Laws of Connecticut, title third chapter fourteenth, entitled "Joint Stock Corporations" together with the [unreadable] there of and addition thereto; and the articles of our agreement and association are as follows, (to wit) - Art. 1 - The name of the Corporation shall be the "Willimantic Gas
Company." Art. 2 - The Capital Stock of said Corporation shall be Twenty Thousand Dollars; and shall be divided into Eight Hundred Shares, of Twenty-Five Dollars each
Art. 3 - The purposes for which said Corporation is established; are declared to be, the manufacture, distribution and sale of Gas from Coal or any of her material; the purchase and holding of all needful real estate or other property which may be required for the purposes of said business. Art. 4 - The Statute Laws aforesaid, and all said Acts in addition thereto, and alternation thereof are hereby particularly declared to constitute a part of these articles; and the Corporation hereby established shall in every particular, be governed by said Statute Laws.
Art. 5 - Each subscriber to these articles, agrees to take the number of shares annexed; to his name, of the Capital Stock of said Corporation, and to pay the same at such times, and in such installments as the Directors may require.
Art. 6 - The said "Willimantic Gas Company" is hereby established and located in the village of Willimantic, town and county of Windham, and state of Connecticut.
Names. No. Shares.
Wm. L. Miller, 600 shares.
Alexander Manchester, 100 shares.
Christopher Rhodes, 63 shares.
Aug't N. Miller, 27 shares.
J.R. Arnold, 10 shares.
111. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Notice. The First Meeting of the Stockholders of the "Willimantic Gas Company" will be holden at the Office of the Post, in the city of Providence, on the 13th day of June, A.D. 1859, at 11 o'clock A.M. for the purpose of electing officers, and for the transaction of all needful business. Providence, May 21, 1859. Wm. J. Miller, J.R. Arnold, Stock Holders.
112. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Joel R. Arnold, Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Office at Atwood's Building (Number 1.) Willimantic, Conn.
113. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Eastern Star Lodge No. 44, F. & A.M. A Regular Meeting of this Lodge take place at Masonic Hall, Atwood's Block, on the first Wednesday of each month, at 2 o'clock P.M., and on Thursday evenings at 6 1-2 o'clock. Of each week, except the first of the month, until further notice. Bro. C.H. Davison, W.M. Bro. W.N. Austin, Sec'y.
114. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: L. Thompson, Ambrotype Artist, Atwood Block, Willimantic, Connecticut.
115. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: George E. Elliott, Merchant Tailor and dealer in Ready Made Clothing. The subscriber has just opened a good and cheap assortment of broad cloths, black and fancy doeskins, figured silk and satin vestings, and a general assortment of Trimmings. In connection with the above, will be found a good variety of Ready Made clothing, hats, caps, furnishing goods, trunks, and enameled traveling bags. The subscriber will furnish a Man's Suit throughout, from head to feet, namely, Coat, Vest, Pants, Hat, Cravat, Socks, and an Indispensable Garment, for the small sum of $7.50. George E. Elliott.
116. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Dr. Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry. .This balsamic compound has become a home fixture; and all persons who suffer, and have in vain attempted to cure their Coughs, Colds, Bronchial or Pulmonary Complaints, make use of this unequalled remedy. ..Prepared by Seth W. Fowle & Co., Boston, and for sale by Jason Safford and Dr. J. King, Willimantic; C.A. Woodworth, Windham; L.J. Fuller, Liberty Hill; S. Fuller, Mansfield; D.P. Storrs, Mansfield Centre; W.A. Loomis, So. Coventry; Ja's Burnett, Scotland, and by all dealers in medicines.
117. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Marriages.
In Windham, 25th inst., by Rev. G.I. Stearns, Mr. Thomas W. Robbins of Weathersfield, and Miss Julia M. Cummings of Windham.
118. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Deaths.
In Andover, 25th inst., Sherman D. Blackman, aged 6 years and 9 months.
In Brooklyn, 20th inst., Robert Fellows of New London, aged 66 years.
In New London, 18th inst., Lucretia M., wife of Nathan Calver.
In Bridgeport, 21st inst., John McDonald, aged 34 years.
119. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Soda and Ice Cream Saloon. The subscriber has opened a Saloon for supplying the public with the above delicacies, as well as Foreign and Domestic Fruits in their season. Ice Cream furnished for parties on the shortest notice. Pure Soda from the Fountain flavored with almost any variety of choice Syrups, Confectionery and other articles usually found at such establishments. Francis Marble. Store formerly occupied by L.W. Jacobs, Main Street. Willimantic, May 27th, 1859.
120. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: J.E. Cushman, corner of Main and North Sts., Willimantic. Dealer in Dry Goods, Groceries, Provisions, Crockery, Glass, Wood & Hardware, Boots, Shoes, &c. &c. June 1st, 1858.
121. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: F.M. Hale, Commerce St. Norwich, Ct., Dealer in flour, provisions & wool, offers for sale - 50,000 extra sugar cured hams, bag'd & unbag'd
500 Bbls Mess, extra mess, clear & neck beef
300 Bbls Mess Pork
100 Bbls Prime and Rump Pork
500 Bbls Flour, a good assortment of brands
100 Boxes Duryea Starch, new and sup. Article. Beet hams in pickle, smoked and dried beef, 100 bbls, lard, tub lard, beef tongues and smoked salmon, mackerel, codfish, butter and cheese. F.M. Hale, Commerce Street, Norwich, Conn.
122. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Merchants' Restaurant, on the European Plan, in the Post Office Building, formerly Merchants' Hotel, Norwich, Ct. James Ward, having taken the above named place, solicits a share of public patronage. He has refitted it in good style, and is prepared to furnish meals at all times, and to accommodate transient or permanent Boarders with good rooms and the best table the market affords, at reasonable rates. Connected with the place is a livery stable where good teams may at all times be found. Norwich, April 29, 1859.
123. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Drain Pipe. Steam pressed, glazed and vitrified, drain, soil and water pipe, is now made at the Stone Ware Pottery by the subscriber, which he will sell as cheap as can be bought elsewhere. S. Risley. Norwich, April 29, 1859.
124. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: At a Court of Probate holden at Chaplin, within and for the District of Chaplin, on the 16th day of May, A.D. 1857. Present, Erastus Rindge, Esq., Judge. On motion of Ephraim W. Day, Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Elisha Wolcott, late of Chaplin, within said District, deceased, this Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate of exhibit their claims against the same to said Executor, 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 Chaplin, nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, Erastus Rindge, Judge.
125. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Notice. The Subscriber has just opened a neat and commodious Market, where everything in the line of Vegetables, such as New Potatoes, Peas, Turnips, Radishes, &c. &c. can be found. He will also keep all varieties of Fresh Fish in their season, Long and Round Clams, Oysters and Lobsters. The above can be had at all hours of the day, and will be dressed by an experienced hand at the business, free of charge. Please call at the Basement of No. 1 Franklin Building. B. Stone.
126. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Wanted. Twenty Stone Masons and Stone Cutters. Apply immediately. Address Lewis & Cordin, Rockville. May 20, 1859.
127. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Writing. Copying legal or other documents, Posting Books, Adjusting Accounts, Making out Bills, Record and Card Writing, and any thing in the line, that the subscriber can do at home, promptly attended to. Orders can be left at Mr. Walden's Book Store. Wm. L. Weaver. Willimantic, April 30, 1858.
128. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: To Whomsoever it may Concern!
Once more to the world we will make proclamation
That building good wagons is our occupation.
All kinds and all patterns at our place is wrought,
By any one sold or by any one bought.
We make a good wagon for one horse or more,
And should customers wish, they can have one for four.
Of wagons and buggies we've on hand a supply,
Please to give us a call before elsewhere you buy.
Look here, brother farmer, we can make you good harrows,
And to cash paying Paddies can furnish wheelbarrows.
There is no kind of carriage that runs on a whell,
That cannot be had here, for in all sorts we deal.
And the stock that we work with is no common trash,
But hickory, white oak and the very best ash.
Then as for our painter - he ne'er makes a blunder,
The craft all to him without question knock under.
Have you work for a blacksmith? Bring it forth to our view,
Just say what you want, and it will be put through.
If you want a horse shod, you no farther need travel,
For the horse-shoer here is the best without eavil;
His shoes set so easy, his work all so neat,
And none any better can doctor their feet.
In short, all our workmen are best in the land,
For, neatness and beauty they well understand.
Our work we will warrant, but that's understood,
But should failure occur, we will make it all good.
Our thanks to the public we would tender all round,
For the heap of encouragement we've always found,
And in speaking our thanks for the favors now past,
We will put forth a hope that they always may last.
Our friends with true pleasure we always shall greet,
Just south of the river, No. 1, on Bridge Street.
Rice Brothers. Bridge Street, near the Factories of the Smithville and Windham Companies. Willimantic, March 11, 1859.
129. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Notice. The subscriber would respectfully announce to the citizens of Willimantic and vicinity, that he has enlarged his place of business, and has associated with the Fancy Goods and Bonnet Business, Dress Making, which will be conducted in All its branches, after the latest fashions and most improved styles. .. Please call and examine my assortment of Goods for yourselves, and be satisfied, L.W. Jacobs. Willimantic, April 1, 1859.
130. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Notice. Norman Melony, Blacksmith, Carriage Maker and Repairer. Horse & Cattle Shoeing. ..In consequence of the change in the times, the proprietor feels authorized to say, that he can reduce the price of Horse Shoeing to one dollar, and Cattle Shoeing to two dollars each. Carriage and Sign painting done in the neatest and most improved style, by the celebrated Louis Napoleon, the present incumbent of the Throne of France.
131. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Pianos and Melodeons. The subscriber has taken rooms in Atwood's block, Willimantic, where he intends to keep on exhibition and for sale an assortment of Pianos and Melodeons of the most celebrated makers, which instruments, for style, tone and workmanship, cannot be excelled in the world. He will also give lessons in vocal and instrumental music. Prices to suit the times, and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases. A.A. Hall, Music Teacher. Willimantic, April 22, 1859.
132. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Lumber for Sale, 10,000 feet domestic pipe lumber, just received and for sale low, by R. Davison. Willimantic, April 22, 1859.
133. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Gilt Picture Frames. A good assortment of the above, of all sizes and superior quality, for sale cheap by R. Davison. Willimantic April 22, 1859.
134. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: New Restaurant, A.E. Brooks has leased the lower rooms of Atwood Building, opposite the Railroad Depot Willimantic, & has fitted up the same with all the modern conveniences as a first class Restaurant, where customers can at all times find served up in the best style, oysters, stewed, fried or roasted, all kinds of fish, game and meats, in their season, cooked and served up in a style which will be satisfactory to all who may favor him with their patronage. All kinds of fruit, foreign and domestic, are kept at this Establishment, and a good selection of Confectionary, Pies and Cakes. Coffee and Tea are at all times in readiness, and travelers and citizens generally will find on calling at this place, all the comforts for the inner man as well got up as at the most popular city eating houses. Also on hand, a choice variety of Domestic Wines of the subscriber's own make, such as Grape, Currant, Blackberry, Elderberry, &c. &c., which he will warrant equal to any in the market, will be sold in quantities to suit purchasers. Oysters, Wholesale and Retail. Willimantic, Feb. 1, 1859. A.E. Brooks.
135. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Wanted. 30 ladies, well experienced in making bonnets cutting and making dresses, mantillas, &c., to whom good wages will be paid and constant employment given. Also, several girls who want to learn the business will hear of an opportunity by calling at the Temple of Fashion. Geo. W. Hanover. Willimantic, April 22, 1859.
136. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Rooms to let at Atwood Block, and some tenements in other parts of the village. Enquire at M. Johnson's Shops. Willimantic, Jan. 20, 1859.
137. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: New Goods for the Spring & Summer Trade! Our connection with an eminent Boston Firm is such that we are enabled to show New Goods to those who may favor us with a call nearly every day. We shall show them with pleasure at all times, and mean that the prices shall be such as to satisfy our customers. We have at all times an excellent assortment of Dry Goods, among which may be found Dress Goods & Trimmings in great variety. Shawls, Embroideries, Mantillas, Gloves & Hosiery for ladies, gents and children. Here also may be found nearly every article in the House-Keeping Department, carpets of all kinds, paper hangings, china, crockery and glass ware. Also table covers, and table linen, napkins, toweling &c., bed quilts, feathers, table cutlery and plated ware. Boots and shoes for ladies, gents and children, ready made clothing, hats, caps, and furnishing goods, pant clothes, coatings and trimmings for same. Groceries and Provisions of the very best quality. We would call special attention to our Green & Black Teas, we think they excel. Light colored coal oil and lamps for burning same. Thankful for the liberal patronage thus far received, we hope to merit a continuance of the same. For Puffing or Poetry, we have neither time or inclination, and although we may not be as "well known" as some of the "old established" firms, yet, we trust we are as favorably known so far as our acquaintance extends. One Price to All. For cash is our motto. A.B. Adams. Willimantic, April 14th, 1859.
138. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Attention! There is no place in Willimantic where you can buy your Ready Made Clothing, Hats, Caps, and Furnishing Goods as cheap as at the store of J.G. Keigwin, No. 2 Brainard's Building, Opposite the Depot who has just returned from Boston with the largest and best assortment of Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Trunks, Bags, Valices Carpet and Enameled, &c., &c., ever before offered in Willimantic. ... J.G. Keigwin. Willimantic, May 1859.
139. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Z.C. Hartshorn's Custom Made Boot and Shoe Store. The subscriber has just completed fitting up his Store in the Basement of Mr. William Cargell's house, Main Street, where he will be happy to receive calls from his old friends and patrons, and exhibit for their approval his large stock of Ready Made Boots and Shoes, suitable to the wants of all who wear these articles. Fine Calf Boots, from $2.50 to $5.00, of stock and finish not to be excelled in the State. Ladies' Gaiters, from 75 cents to $1.75. Sole leather of best quality. Also on and for sale, all the various articles of Findings, used by trade, which he offers at very low prices. Z.C. Hartshorn, Willimantic, April 15, 1859.
140. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: New Spring Millinery Goods at Thresher's, No. 1 Twin Building, Main Street. The ladies and all wishing to purchase, are requested to call and examine our New and Elegant Stock of Goods, all of which have been selected with great care, for the trade of this market, and will be sold at pries that will enable all to buy. ... Also dress making done in the neatest manner, at the shortest notice, and satisfaction warranted. S.S. Thresher. Willimantic, April 15, 1859.
141. TWJ Fri May 27, 1859: Valuable Building Lots for Sale. The subscriber, having a large number of eligible Building Lots situated near the center of this village, hereby offers the same for sale on favorable terms to such persons as wish to build, and secure to themselves and families a comfortable and pleasant home. Said lots are situated on Baker, Church, Jackson, Warren, and on a new street about being opened, to be called Atwood Street, and for pleasantness of location are not to be excelled by any others in this vicinity. Owing to the rapid increase of the manufacturing interest and business of the place, tenements have been for a long time in such demand that families have been crowded together in a manner neither comfortable nor desirable; and these lots are now thrown into the market to meet the existing demand. The attention of capitalists, as well as of persons of small means, is called to this matter, as money may be safely and profitably invested in the erection of such dwelling as are called for under the existing state of affairs. A full description, and plans of the above lots, with prices and terms of sale, can be had on applying to Allen Lincoln, Brainard's Hotel Building, or to the undersigned. Warren Atwood. Willimantic, Feb. 11, 1859. [Friday April 20, 1860 is the only issue transcribed for the year 1860]
142. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Business Cards.
George W. Hanover, dealer in Fancy and Staple Dry Goods, jewelry, paper hangings, carpets, oil cloths, mattings, crockery and glass ware, sewing machines, melodions, and every thing in the Grocery Line, &c. &c. also a full and complete assortment of Millinery Goods at the Temple of Fashion near the New Baptist Church, Willimantic, Conn.
Willimantic Book Store, James Walden, Bookseller and stationer, east of Franklin Buildings, Union Street. Depot of all the Newspapers, magazines, new publications, standard and miscellaneous works, school books, stationery, &c. Also , a large assortment of paper hangings, always on hand.
James O. Fitch, Surgeon Dentist, Office and Rooms, Second Floor of Atwood's Building, opposite the depot. Operations on the teeth. Willimantic, June, 1857.
O.B. Griswold, manufacturer of Monuments, Grave Stones, &c., &c., of every variety of pattern, and of the best Italian and American marble. Opposite the Congregational Church, Willimantic.
Roderick Davison, dealer in furniture, hardware, crockery, cutlery, groceries, provisions, boots, shoes, &c., &c., Coffins, of all descriptions, constantly on hand, at the lowest possible prices. Corner of Union & Jackson Sts., Willimantic.
L.W. Jacobs, dealer in French, English, German and American Fancy Goods and Millinery, in all its branches. White goods, trimmings, hosiery, gloves, embroideries, laces, ribbons, cords, tassels, buttons, corsets, dress caps, bonnets, jewelry, &c. Directly opposite the Depot, Willimantic, Connecticut.
Tripe and Oysters for sale wholesale and retail, at the Franklin Saloon. Franklin Building, Willimantic, Conn. The subscriber has just received a prime lot of tripe and oysters, and he intends keeping a good supply constantly on hand. William Barrows, Agent. Willimantic, Nov. 18th.
L. Thompson, Ambrotype Artist, Atwood Block, Willimantic, Connecticut.
Trunks, of all styles and prices, varying from one dollar to ten dollars, now on exhibition and for sale at J.G. Keigwin's.
J.E. Cushman, Junction of Main and Union Sts, Willimantic, dealer in Dry goods, groceries, provisions, furniture, crockery, glass, wood & hardware, boots, shoes &c. &c. April 1st, 1860.
Iron and Steel Warehouse, Commerce Street, Norwich, Conn., J.M. Huntington & Co. Importers and Dealers in bar hoop rod and shelf iron, steel and other metals. J.M. Huntingington, Theo. Raymond.
Backus & Barstow, manufacturers of, and dealers in their New Warm Air Furnace, Charter Oak Range, Charter Oak Wood & Coal Cook Stove, Ranges & Stoves of all kinds. Plows, ox shovels, hay cutters, fan mills, horse rakes, Colton's grain cradles, agricultural implements of all kinds, grass, field and garden seeds, guano, potidette, superphosphate of lime, plaster, French grindstones, tin ware, sheet iron, and copper work, also, the celebrated Arctic Refrigerator, Masser's Five Minute Freezer, Arthur's Self-Sealing cans and jars, the "Old Dominion Coffee Pot," &c. &c., 38 Water Street, Norwich. 186 State Street, Hartford.
Williams & Converse, (Successors to Charles A. Converse,) importers and dealers in English, German and American hardware, cutlery, fire arms, heavy goods, lead pipe, ship chandlery, metals, nails, axes, cordage, iron safes, &c. A full assortment of Manufacturers', machine builders and mechanics' articles and tools, also an extensive assortment of Carriage Hardware, consisting in part bent rims, thills, hubs, spokes, springs, axles and mallable castings of all kinds. Top and dark leather enameled cloths, laces, fringe &c., all of which will be sold at Manufacturers prices. Uncas Hall Building, Norwich, Conn. Norwich, July 1, 1859.
Nash, Brewster & Co., have purchased of H.W. Birge his entire stock of Lumber & Nails, and will continue the business recently carried on by him, on Central Wharf, Norwich, Conn.
Edward F. Hovey, manufacturer and dealer in Furniture of every variety in rosewood, black walnut, mahogany, oak, chestnut, maple, etc. .. Also, a larger stock of French & American paper hangings, window shades, upholstery goods, mattresses, feathers, &c. &c. ..Nos. 39, 43 and 45 Shetucket Street, Norwich, Conn. ... A new and large assortment of Chamber Sets and other kinds of furniture: also, a very large stock of gilt and cheap window shades, just received, at prices lower than ever before. Respectfully, Edward F. Hovey.
143. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Sewing Machines. New family sewing machines. The subscriber invites the attention of the public to the New Sewing Machines which he offers for sale. Every family, seamstress and tailor should have one of them. Persons in want of a good Sewing Machine, are invited to call at the dress making rooms of Mrs. Lillie, over the Post Office, and see with what ease and neatness they perform their work. Willimantic, Ct. Wm. T. McNally.
144. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: For some three weeks past, the good people of this village, have been in a state of excitement, caused by an alleged assault and battery on a child working in the spinning room of the Smithville Manufacturing Company, by an overseer of that department. On Tuesday of this week, the parties were had before Horace Hall, Esq., and according to the testimony of a number of witnesses, the defendant, (Joseph Wilcox,) beat the child, (Elizabeth Groves) in a severe and inhuman manner, since which time the girl has been subject to fits, never having had any before the time of the assault. After a patient hearing, the Court fined Wilcox, seven dollars and costs, amounting to some thirty dollars in all, from which judgement he appealed to the Superior Court. E.B. Sumner, Esq., for complaint. J.R. Arnold Esq., for defence.
145. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Episcopal Services. Rt. Rev. John Williams D.D., assistant bishop of this diocese, will preach at St. Paul's church, Windham, at 2 o'clock p.m. on Wednesday, April 25, and on the evening of the same day in the Universalist church in Willimantic.
146. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: A Harrisburg (Pa.) paper has intelligence of the death of Mrs. P. Weeden, the last survivor of the Wyoming massacre. Mrs. Weeden was twelve years old at the time, and she retained a vivid recollection of the massacre until her death. She was a prisoner in the fort, with her sister, where every male was put to death by the tomahawk. The sisters left the valley with their father and mother, and traveled with a flag of truce through the then dense forest, till within forty miles of the Connecticut river.
147. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Last Saturday, some person stole a valuable gold watch from the house of Wm. S. Read, on Broadway, New Haven.
148. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: A son of Mr. Israel Shailer of Haddam, about five years of age, was suddenly killed on the 15th inst by a kick of a horse, which caused a fracture of the skull.
149. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: There is talk of building a horse railroad from Fair Haven to Westville.
150. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Lyman Hoyt of Stamford, was caught by a revolving shaft in the Canal Foundry, last Wednesday, and nearly killed before he could be rescued.
151. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: In Dixon, Ill., Peter Brandt aged 18 years, is husband to Mary ditto, aged 16 years, and the two are joint proprietors of twenty-two pounds of "boy material" aged six months - so that if Peter is not one of the apostles, he can at least claim to be one of the early Fathers.
152, TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Stephen Lay, an aged and respectable resident of Old Lyme, was severely and probably fatally injured in New London last week, by attempting to get on board of the 11 o'clock train for New Haven while in motion. Mr. L. was thrown directly under the cars, the brake dragging him some distance, and cutting him a terrible manner. He was taken to Bacon's Hotel and physicians called who pronounced his recovery doubtful on account of his age. Mr. Lay had just been presented by his friends with a life pass over the New London road. No blame is attached to the employees of the company, as he was warned not to get on the train, which was switching, and was not to leave for some moments. Later intelligence pronounces Mr. Lay more comfortable, and it is thought he will recover.
153. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Singular Phenomenon - Black Rain. "A singular phenomenon" says the Syracuse Journal, of the 5th inst. "occurred in this city yesterday afternoon. At about four o'clock a dark cloud arose in the northwest, presenting the appearance of an approaching thunder shower. As the clouds passed over, a slight shower, the drops in appearance resembling faint ink, was quietly dispensed, giving to all white objects the appearance of having been spattered with small drops of black ink. The people in the streets were surprised to find their faces and hands, and even shirt bosoms and collars, spotted over with this singularly colored rain. The sides of buildings and fences painted white, and the show-bills on the bulletin boards about the town, show traces of the same kind. We hear of several instances in which clothes hung out to-day were marked by the mysterious liquid. A resident of the Fifth ward, who had clothing discolored in this manner, had the garments washed out in clean water, and reports to use that he has preserved the sediment - nearly a teaspoonful in quantity - for the purpose of analyzing it, to discover the cause of the singular phenomenon.
154. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Hotel Property for sale. The subscriber offers for sale the Hotel situated in Windham Centre, formerly known as the Staniford House, together with the spacious Stables, Barns and other out houses belonging to the same. This is an excellent stand for the purpose, being the only one at Windham Centre, and to an enterprising man with a small capital, the opportunity is one which seldom offers in this section of the country. Also - about nine acres of good land, situated on the Brooklyn Turnpike, about a quarter of a mile from the Hotel. It is good tillable land, part of it meadow. The contract for carrying the daily mails between Windham and Willimantic, will also be disposed of on reasonable terms. For further information, and examination of the property, apply on the premises, to Charles Thompson. Windham, Feb. 19th, 1860.
155. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Stoves! The subscribers having recently opened a shop in the basement of the Church opposite the Thread Mill. Would offer for sale the largest and best assortment of cooking and parlor stoves in Windham county, among which may be found the Pride of Providence, an entirely new cook stove, pronounced superior to any of its predecessors. ...All stoves sold by us are warranted, and if they do not give satisfaction, will be exchanged. Not only so, but we will trade New Stoves for old ones; and would say to all having old stoves, now is the time to trade them off. Please call and examine our Stoves and other articles of merchandise, and we will give you as good an article for the same amount of money, as can be found in Windham County. Clark & Backus, opposite the Thread Mill, Willimantic, Conn.
156. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: New Store and New Goods, T.R. & J. Congdon. Would call the attention of their friends and the public to their extensive assortment of Goods, which they offer at wholesale or retail, at their store in Cunningham's New Building, Main Street, Willimantic, consisting in part of the following articles, all of which they will sell at prices which cannot fail of giving satisfaction. We have a Work Shop connected with our Store, and will execute all jobs in tin, sheet iron, or copper work, with neatness and dispatch, warranting the work to be done in a satisfactory manner. Stoves, and all other articles sold by us, will be warranted to give satisfaction, or they will be exchanged or the money returned. Rags, copper, iron, lead, pewter, brass, rubber, broken glass, and feathers of all kinds, will be taken in exchange for Goods. Persons needing any articles in our line, will do well to examine our stock before purchasing, as we mean to sell our goods as cheap as they can be had at any place in New England. Willimantic, March 2, 1860.
157. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Window Blinds. The subscriber having recently fitted up his Bedstead Factory with a complete set of Blind Machinery, is prepared to execute all orders in this line. Orders or inquiries by mail or otherwise, will receive prompt attention. Blinds delivered and hung. D.F. Terry. Willimantic, June 1859.
158. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Joel R. Arnold. Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Office in Atwood's Building (Number 1.) Willimantic, Conn.
159. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Music. The undersigned, having had considerable experience in Teaching Piano Forte and Melodeon Music, and finding some inducements, proposes to locate himself in Willimantic, and tenders his services to all who may wish to put themselves under his instructions. Terms reasonable. General patronage is most respectfully solicited. Henry Allender. Lessons given at the residences of pupils, or at his rooms, at Mr. Silas Clark's, hear the Baptist Church.
160. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Marriages.
In Killingly, 9th inst., by Elder George W. Greenslit, Bradford K. Hunt of Hartford, and Mary H. Parker of Killingly.
In North Woodstock, 5th inst., by Rev. John White, Henry H. Penniman and Miss Lucy H. Rawson, both of the former place.
161. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Deaths.
In Willimantic, 1_ th inst. William H. Gardner, aged 28 years.
In Scotland, 13th inst., Aaron Parish, aged 8 years.
In Canterbury, 2nd inst., Mrs. Susannah, wife of Mr. M. Manning, aged 63 years.
162. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: A Card to the Ladies. Mrs. M.E. Smith, from Hartford, would inform the Ladies of Willimantic and vicinity, that she has taken the rooms over the Store of Mr. J.E. Cushman, corner of Main and Union Sts., where she will be happy to exhibit and execute Millinery, of the latest New York and Paris styles. No pains will be spared to please all who may favor her with a call. Respectfully, M.E. Smith. Willimantic, April 20th, 1860.
163. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: The Willimantic Boot and Shoe Market. Rare inducements are now offered to the people of Willimantic and vicinity, to purchase Boots and Shoes at very low prices. Having just returned from the Eastern Market, I have made a large addition of every variety for Ladies' and Gentlemen's Wear, to my former stock. I am confident that I can satisfy all, both in regard to equality and price. I hereby invite all my old friends, and new ones also, to come and see what goods I can sell them for a small amount of money. Ladies high-heel serge Cong. Boots, $1 to $1.25. Don't forget the place - first door east of the Congregational Church. Geo. C. Elliott. Willimantic, April 17th, 1860.
164. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Collector's Notice. The Residents and Non-Residents of the Town of Mansfield, liable to pay a Town tax on list of 1859, in the first Society of said Mansfield, are hereby notified that I will meet them to receive said tax, on Saturday, the 19th day of May 1860, at L.H. Hooker's, from 8 to 10 o'clock, A.M., and at the store in Mansfield Hollow, from 12 to 1 o'clock P.M., and at the store of D.P. Storrs, from 2 to 3 o'clock P.M., on said day. J.G. Freeman, Collector. Mansfield, April 13th, 1860.
165. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Langstroth's Patent Movable Comb Beehive. This celebrated Hive is now for the first time introduced to the citizens of Connecticut. It was on exhibition at the State Fair at New Haven, in October last, and was awarded the highest premium (A Gold Medal) by the Society. It also received the first premium at the National Fair at Chicago, last September. It has received the commendations of all Apiarians who have used it, and will only need an examination to satisfy any one of its superiority over all others. It is the only Hive specially adapted to the introduction and propagation of the new Italian Bee, recently introduced into the country. It is the only Patent Hive ever recommended by Mr. M. Quimby, the great practical Bee Keeper. After transferring over 100 swarms to the "Langstroth" Hive, he says - "There is not the least doubt in my mind, that whoever realizes the greatest possible benefit from his Bees will have to retain the Movable Comb in some form - the principle - Movable Combs - in some form can hardly be dispensed with." Hives can be examined and personal rights to make and use obtained by applying to Le Roy & Co., 52 Asylum Street, Hartford. For Town or personal rights in the towns of Hartford, West Hartford, Farmington, Bristol, Southington, New Britain, Wethersfield, Rocky Hill, Berlin, and Meriden, apply to G.M. Landers, N. Britain. For County, Town or individual rights in other parts of the state, except Litchfield County, apply to Wm. K. Otis, M.D., Willimantic, Conn.
166. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: The Old Oaken Bucket. Teals improved device for raising water, for simplicity and ease of operation, is superior to any other apparatus now in use. It is easily adjusted to wells of any depth, and a child eight years old can work it with ease. The bucket fills at the bottom, and thus avoids the motion of the water, which ordinary dipping produces, leaving the matter at the bottom of the well undisturbed when the water is low. It empties itself without the aid of the hand, and costs les, by one third, than any other machine of the kind. The subscriber has one in operation at his house, and the public generally are invited to call and examine for themselves. Price, $8.50 for any well. For sale by Geo. W. Burnham. Willimantic, Jan. 2d, 1860.
167. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Commissioner's Notice. District of Canterbury, Probate Court, March 15th, A.D. 1860. Assigned estate of David C. Cummins, of Canterbury. The Court of Probate for the District of Canterbury hath limited and allowed two months from the date hereof, for the creditors of the Estate, represented insolvent, in which to exhibit their claims thereto, and has appointed Ebenezer Sanger and John Francis of Canterbury, Commissioners to receive and examine said claims. Certified by James Lamson, Judge. The subscribers give notice that they will meet at the Inn of E.R. Hawks, in said Canterbury on Monday, the 30th of April, and Thursday, the 31st day of May, A.D. 1860, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon of each of said days, for the purpose of attending to the business of our appointment. John Francis, Ebenezer Sanger, Com'rs.
168. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Cooley's Gentlemen's Saloon at No. 8 Asylum Street, Hartford Conn. Gentlemen will find this Saloon one of the pleasantest in the City. Hot lunches, tea, coffee, oysters &. Served up at a moment's notice. Weddings, parties, halls &c., &c., furnished with such food as they may require. Experienced and attentive waiters furnished under the special supervision of the proprietor if required. Meals cooked and sent to private families, rooms, &c.
Colley's Ladies' Saloon, No. 18 Asylum Street, Hartford, Conn. Under the Superintendence of a Lady. Ladies and Gentlemen, or Ladies alone, will find at the above number, a pleasant suit of rooms for their accommodation, where they can procure refreshments. Special Notice - No spirituous liquors kept or sold on the premises. Ladies from the country will find a pleasant dressing and sitting room for their own use and occupancy. Sam'l A. Cooley, proprietor.
169. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Notice. By virtue of an Order from the Court of Probate for the District of Mansfield, the subscriber will sell so much of the Real Estate of Edward Davis, late of Mansfield, deceased, as will raise the sum of two hundred twenty dollars and three cents, with incidental charges of sale, at Public Vendue, on the 23d day of April 1860. Sale at residence of Wm. Bennett, at 2 o'clock P.M., in said Mansfield. E.R. Gurley, Administrator. Mansfield, April 7th, 1860.
170. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: The Original John Tew. As an advertisement in this paper, from a firm in my line of business, has stated that Mr. Tew has been so long and so favorably known in this vicinity as to need no puffing, I take this opportunity to think them for having (perhaps unintentionally) told the truth in the matter. The only Mr. Tew who has been at work in this vicinity during the last six years, is the undersigned, while the Mr. Tew now in their employ, has been engaged in farming at a short distance from here and has been consequently unknown to the public as a general blacksmith, or as a horse-shoer. I feel called upon to make this statement in justice to myself, and without any harsh feeling, as such reports would soon prove their own destruction. I would inform my old patrons and the public generally, that I can be found at The Old Stand, and that having secured the services of two competent assistants, I am now prepared to attend to all orders in the line of blacksmith's work. Particular attention paid to Carriage and Waggon work as well as Shoeing; in fact any kind of iron work in my line of business, will be attended to promptly in the most satisfactory style and at the lowest prices. John Tew. Willimantic, Dec. 27th, 1959.
171. TWJ Fri Apr 20, 1860: Elliott in town again. The subscriber has just returned from market, with the Third Edition of winter clothing, of which there is more of these Heavy Beaver Overcoats, that has been considered so cheap, they are now offered fifty cents less than former prices. Also a warm comfortable overcoat $3.50; heavy under sacks $3.50; every day Pants, lined with Cotton Flannel, $1.75; silk plush caps 87 cts. A new style Bangall Hat, the latest style out. The above goods being bought rather late in the Season, is the reason why they can be afforded cheaper than ordinary prices. N.B. Mink skins taken in exchange for clothing. Geo. E. Elliott. Willimantic, Dec. 15th, 1859.
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