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The Willimantic Journal

An Independent, Local, Family Newspaper.

Published Every Saturday Morning

By E.S. Simpson

Office in Franklin Building, Up Stairs

120. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: There is great excitement in Canterbury, over the rumor that the hotel in that place, kept by E.R. Hawkes, is haunted. Marvelous tales are told about supernatural appearances, midnight visitations, &c. A correspondent of the Worcester Transcript tells a long yarn about a pedlar having disappeared there twenty five years ago, and recently "appearing" to the landlord and requesting that his bones, which lay buried in the cellar, should be decently interred, besides giving information as to his murderers. Then follow rumors about the sending for a clairvoyant from Norwich, and the finding of the skeleton at midnight. Then the writer states another rumor that the parties accused had used "hush money," since which the landlord had denied the whole story, and people were indignant.

121. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: A sleighing party from Mansfield, visited Tolland on Wednesday last, and after being well entertained at Chapman's Hotel, returned home well satisfied that the sleighing and company was good - in fact, could not be beat.>

122. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: Patents. The following patents were issued from the U.S. Patent Office on the 22d of January, each bearing that date: George Cooper, of Thompsonville, Conn., for improvement in needles.

Quartus Rice, of Nevada, Cal., assignor to Lewis Rice, of West Winsted, Conn., for improvement in sewing machines.

Frederick H. Purrington, of Willimantic, Conn., for improvement in drawer alarms.

Oliver Sweeney, of Norwich, Conn., for improved knife cleaner.

Joseph Warner, of New Britain, Conn., for improved kettle handle.

Sarah Jane Wheeler, of New Britain, Conn., for improvement in curry combs.

Walker B. Bartram, of Norwalk, Conn., assignor to A.S. Dodd, of New York City, for improvement in fare boxes.

123. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: On Monday evening last we had the pleasure of seeing M. Andrus, the Wizard and Ventriloquist, whose entertainment at this place some two weeks since we neglected to notice. His experiments in Natural Magic are well selected and most adroitly performed. His Mechanical Figures are without exception, the best we have seen, and when in action exceedingly lifelike. The whole entertainment is a good one, and one of the few that repays for the time and money expended in witnessing it.

123. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: Costo Vincenti, an Italian, who committed considerable burglary in a small way, in New London last fall, has been sentenced to State prison for two years.

124. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: The new hall of Harmony Lodge in New Britain, was dedicated on Wednesday evening, 23d ult., with the usual Masonic ceremonies. The Masons and their wives and daughters afterward had a supper and dance at the Humphrey House.

125. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: The Hazard powder mills at Enfield are running only two-thirds time, not withstanding the war clouds look so threatening. The Thompsonville carpet mills are running full time.

126. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: The New London City guards have voted to hold themselves in readiness to respond to any call that may be made for protection of the Government or public property.

127. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: Susy Granger attended a ball in Windsor Locks, one night last week, and while there stole a cloak from Miss Julia Woods, and a victorine and other feminine trappings of other guests. She was arrested in Springfield, Saturday, and confessed the crime.

128. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: Mrs. Harpin Lindley on Saturday evening last, slipped on the icy sidewalk on Chapel St., New Haven, and broke her leg.

129. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: Augustus Perris, late of New London, poisoned himself in New York Tuesday evening, because he was out of employment and could get none. He leaves a wife and two children.

130. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: A son of Mr. Niles Tucker of Essex, while sliding down a steep hill at a rapid rate, Friday, ran head first against a stone wall. He was taken up senseless, and carried home, where he is still suffering from his wounds.

131. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: The wash house of the Music Vale Seminary in Salem, was burned down Monday morning after the clothing of the young ladies had been deposited therein for the cleansing process. Loss $300. It is said the young ladies have become quite shiftless since the sad affair.

132. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: A Card. The subscriber, in behalf of himself and family, would, through the Journal, present their thanks to the large number of friends who made them so liberal a donation visit, on New Year's day and evening. The occasion was one of universal interest, and the results, in "material aid," including donations received a few days prior, and subsequent, to that very pleasant and harmonious gathering, amounted to ninety-seven dollars. A very acceptable sum in these "Hard Times." May God abundantly bless all who participated in giving us, such a munificent expression of their unabated confidence, kindness and love. B.F. Hedden. Mansfield, Jan. 28th, 1861.

133. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: Births, Marriages and Deaths. The whole number of Births in Windham returned for 1860, was 114: Males 44, Females 70. Of these 70 were in Willimantic, Males 21, Females 49. The whole number of Marriages, 48. Of this number 34 were in Willimantic, and 14 at Windham Centre. In 13 cases both parties were non-residents of the town, and in 15, both parties were of foreign birth. The whole number of deaths was 76; Males 40, Females 30. [sic] Of these, 40 were in Willimantic and 56 in the rest of the town. 16 were under 1 year; 12 between 1 and 5; 3 between 5 and 10; 6 from 10 to 20; 9 from 20 to 30; 4 from 30 to 40; 6 from 40 to 50; 6 from 50 to 60; 4 from 60 to 70; 5 from 70 to 80; 4 from 80 to 90; 1 from 90 to 100. The oldest Male was David Lincoln, aged 86, and the oldest Female was Mrs. Clarissa Bibbins, aged 93. Wm. L. Weaver, Registrar.

134. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: (Communication.) Passed on to the Higher Life, Mrs. Clarissa Robinson, of Hampton, after an illness of only five days; leaving, with a full assurance that a glorious immortality awaited her coming, and that works are the indispensable element for such a life, trusting in the saying that all must work out their own salvation, not wishing the innocent to suffer for the guilty, but that every person shall be rewarded according to their deeds, whether they be good or evil. A faith also (not blind) had commended itself to her understanding, that communicative relations existed between the spirit here and that which has passed on. Is there anything wrong in this faith, if it be proved a fact? The unthoughtful are invited to pause and consider before they ruthlessly trample and distort the soul-stirring, honest convictions of those who have been investigators for truth; for, it must be acknowledged, that those who are conversant with any theory whatever, are the only fit judges of the same. Without fear or favor, let all mankind take the noble stand to think, speak and act for themselves. But do not forget that forbearance is a virtue, which, if exercised aright, will always find a place for its use: but without it, a continual scathing of abuse is liable to follow, and that too, under the pretext of all the sanctity of God-worship imaginable. Will such religion and worship satisfy the demands of humanity? God forbid. St. James defines "pure and undefiled religion:" let us adopt his definition, and then we can reasonable expect that less strife and more joy will exist in this would be world of happiness. Such ere the sentiments of Mrs. R. A well earned reputation needs no eulogy. In compliance with her wish, and in keeping with her faith, Rev. J.S. Loveland eloquently discoursed at her funeral, it being attended by numerous relatives and friends. The speaker showed the vague and incorrect idea with regard to the resurrection, discarding the worn out theory of these physical bodies being resurrected, showing that we shall be clothed upon with a spiritual body; the difference in theory being as great as light from darkness; in other words, a spiritual resurrection closely defined by St. Paul, and a literal resurrection, accepted in consequence of a blinded education. Willimantic.

135. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: Explosion in Jewett City. The gas works belonging to the Ashland Manufacturing Co. exploded Wednesday afternoon, about 4 o'clock, causing a great excitement among the inhabitants. The building was destroyed and set on fire, but the flames were soon extinguished by the aid of the powerful force pump attached to the mill. The cause of the explosion is not known, and it is a little mysterious, inasmuch as there had been no fire any nearer than usual. Fortunately there was no person in the building at the time of the explosion. The amount of damage is yet unknown. - Norwich Bulletin.

136. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: Births.

In Mansfield Hollow, Jan. 26th, a Son to C. Broadhurst, Esq.

137. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: Marriages.

At Mystic River, 8th, Chas. B. Baily and Harriet A. Gary, both of Groton.

At Mystic Bridge, 19th inst., Geo. G. Wells and Marrietta Williams, of M.B.

138. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: Deaths.

In Willimantic, Jan. 24th, Georgie H. Willis, aged 18 months.

In Willimantic, Jan. 29th, Sylvester Galligher, aged 56 years.

In Willimantic, Jan. 30th, Peter Finnigan, aged 28 years.

In Coventry, Jan. 26th, Abner Fargo, aged 68 years.

In South Windham, Jan. 22d, Elizabeth Williams, aged 79 years.

139. TWJ Fri Feb 1, 1861: At a Court of Probate holden at Hampton, within ad for the District of Hampton, on the 29th day of January, A.D., 1861. Present, Dyer Hughes, Judge. On motion of Luther Burnham, Administrator on the Estate of Clarissa F. Robinson, late of Hampton, within said district deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to present their claims against the same to the administrator, or be debarred a recovery thereof according to law. And directs that public notice be given of this order, by advertising in the Willimantic Journal, a newspaper published in Windham, in Windham County, and posting a copy thereof on the public sign-post in said Hampton, nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, Attest, E.H. Newton, Clerk.

140. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: Gov. Buckingham did not make up his mind that it was expedient to have Connecticut represented at the Border States Conference, now in session at Washington, until last Saturday. His appointees are six in number, equal to our electoral votes, and the following are the names: Roger S. Baldwin, of New Haven; Chauncey F. Cleveland, of Hampton; Charles J. McCurdy, of Lyme; James T. Pratt, of Rocky Hill; Robbins Battell, of Norfolk; and Amos S. Treat, of Bridgeport.

141. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: Democratic State Convention at N. Haven. The Convention assembled at Brewster's Hall on Wednesday, 6th inst., and was called to order by A.E. Burr of Hartford, chairman of the State Central Committee. Col. R.E. Selden of Lyme, was appointed chairman pro tem by an unanimous vote. F.M. Brown and H.A. Bills were appointed Secretaries pro tem. The following nominations were made. The Governor - James C. Loomis of Bridgeport. For Lieut. Gov. - A.G. Hazard of Enfield. Secretary of State - N.B. Stevens of Norfolk. Treasurer - TT.H.C. Kingsbury of Franklin. Comptroller - Horace Taylor of Vernon.

142. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: Colt's Armory Band will give a Military of Civic Ball at Bassett's New Hall, in this village, on Wednesday evening 18th inst.

143. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: On Sunday last, Mr. Thomas Maxwell of this village, fell upon the ice, and unfortunately broke his arm. He was promptly attended by Dr. Otis, and is progressing as favorably as could be expected.

144. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: On Tuesday evening last, we "dropped in" at Franklin Hall, and spent an hour very pleasantly, in observing the learning and already learned, among the pupils of Mr. Cady's Dancing School. All appeared interested and happy, and the teacher himself, the most industrious of the crowd. Though not pretending to be a great judge of the "art" we became fully satisfied that Mr. C., is an adept in his business and that he richly deserves the large patronage extended to him.

145. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: Eastern Star Lodge No. 44. Willimantic, Feb. 6th, 1861. The Committee of this Lodge, appointed on the 5th of February, 1861, to draw and report resolutions expressive of the sentiments of the Lodge, touching the decease of our late Brother Lucien B. Clark, reporting, submit the following: Whereas, It has pleased the Supreme Architect of the Universe, to remove from the Earthly Brotherhood of Masons, Brother Lucien B. Clark, whose residence at the time of his decease, was within the jurisdiction of this Lodge, therefore Resolved, That in the death of Bro. Clark the fraternity of Masonry, has lost a worthy Brother; and that in the performance of the rite of burial according to Masonic usages, and in compliance with the deceased Brother's request, we not only perform a high Masonic duty, but express our deep sympathy for the widow and family of the deceased. Resolved, That a copy of these resolutions be forwarded to the widow of our late brother, and also that a like copy be furnished the Willimantic Journal for publication. J.R. Arnold, J.B. Lord, E.S. Simpson, Committee.

146. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: We regret to hear that Nathan Smith, Jr., (a promising young man, son of Nathan Smith, Esq., formerly of New Haven,) accidentally shot himself while hunting in Texas, lately.

147. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: We regret to learn that John B. Hotchkiss, Esq., of the New Haven Journal and Courier, is lying dangerously ill of erysipelas in the head.

148. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: Samuel Thompson, Irish, died in the New Haven Station House, Saturday. It is supposed, that, being utterly destitute, he poisoned himself.

149. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: The Hartford Courant says, that Newman Clark, of Ashford, has become crazy from excessive devotion of his mind to spiritualism.

150. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: The Baltic mills, the largest cotton manufactory in the world, are to be still further enlarged the coming season. They have been running full time through the panic, and last week paid off all their help in cash.

151. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: The Ladies of the Spiritual Social Union would respectfully announce to the citizens of Willimantic, vicinity and adjoining towns, that they will hold their Annual Festival at Brainard's Hall, Thursday and Friday Evenings, 14th and 15th inst. No effort will be spared to make it an occasion refreshing both to the outer and inner man. Refreshments of all kinds, will be served in the most agreeable manner, to all who can but feel that, twice blessed is he who gives. Fancy articles of every description, useful as well as ornamental, will be on hand, mutely soliciting purchasers. The entertainment will be spiced with tableaux of Ancient and Modern signification, combining the beautiful and magnificent in the most happy and attractive manner. Last, but not least, All those who believe with the Psalmist of old, that the Infinite can be praised in the dance and in song, will have an opportunity, at the close of each evening's session, to realize that "Music hath charms to soothe" &c. &c. Willimantic, Feb. 8th, 1861.

152. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: Marriages.

In Hartford, Jan. 31st, Francis J. Richmond, of London, C.W., to Miss Jennie A. Cutler.

153. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: Deaths.

In Hartford, 5th inst., Mrs. Emily Armstrong, aged 30 years, late of this village.

In Mansfield, 2d inst., Mr. Lucien B. Clark, aged 50 years.

154. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: Commissioners' Notice. District of Lebanon, Probate Court, February 1st, 1861. Assigned Estate of Lester Payne, an Insolvent Debtor, of Lebanon, in said District. The Court of Probate for the District of Lebanon, hath limited and allowed two months from the date hereof, for the Creditors of said Estate in which to exhibit their claims thereto, and has appointed George D. Spencer and James M. Peckham, of Lebanon, Commissioners to receive and examine said Claims. Certified by Wm. R. Gay, Clerk. The subscribers give notice that they shall meet at the house of George D. Spencer, in said Lebanon on the fifth day of March next, and on the first Monday in April next, at one o'clock in the afternoon on each of said days, for the purpose of attending to the business of said appointment. Lebanon, Ct., February 1, 1861. George D. Spencer, Ja's M. Peckham, Commissioners.

155. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham, within and for the District of Windham on the 4th day of January, A.D. 1861. Present, Justin Swift, Esq., Judge. On motion of Luke Flynn, Administrator on the Estate of Margaret Flynn, late of Windham, within said District, deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Administrator, and direct 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, Justin Swift, Judge.

156. TWJ Fri Feb 8, 1861: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham, within and for the District of Windham on the 5th day of February, A.D. 1861. present, Justin Swift, Esq., Judge. On motion of Calvin Robinson, Administrator on the Estate of Fidelia Douglass, late of Windham, within said District, deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Administrator, and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic, and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said town of Windham, nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record. Wm. Swift, Clerk.

157. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: Sham Introduction of Negroes to the Gridiron. Joseph Gundy, a negro, was arrested on Wednesday, in New York, on a charge of having swindled nine South Carolina Negroes out of $1.50 each. The southern importations recently arrived in that city, and meeting Gundy, consulted with him on the propriety of going to Hayti. Gundy thought that if they could join the Free Masons they could do well enough in New York, and kindly offered to initiate them into the mysteries of that order for the trifling sum of $1.50 each. The Negroes produced the fee and Gundy took them to his house in Jersey street, where they were put through a peculiar formula of grips and heated irons, and pronounced Free Masons. Whether the iron was too hot or the grip too strong, does not appear; but one of the Negroes, fancying that all was not right, went to the Rev. Mr. Thompson, a colored minister, and, after unfolding the mysteries into which he had been inducted, learned that he and his companions had been swindled, and thereupon caused the arrest of Gundy. On searching the prisoner's house the officers found a [magazine?] of paraphernalia, pertaining to various secret orders, such as the Odd Fellows, Order of Ancient Romans, Daughters of Ruth, Sons of Malta, Ancient Hibernians, and the P.A. Association.

158. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: A number of cases of fire arms, such as Minnie rifles, regulation muskets, &c., about being shipped from New York for Savannah, some days since, having been seized by order of the N.Y. State authorities, as a retaliatory measure Gov. Brown of Georgia, ordered the seizure of fire vessels belonging to New York merchants, lying at the time in the harbor of Savannah. After notifying the owners and retaining possession of the vessels for some days, they were finally on the 9th inst, released by order of the Governor.

159. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: The bridge known as Bassett's & King's, over the Natchaug river in Mansfield, are now impassable in consequence of the rapid rise of the river. The bridge across the Willimantic, at the west end of the village, is said to be in a dangerous condition. Will the authorities look to it?

160. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: An exceedingly interesting memoir of one of the bravest officers in the Revolutionary war, Col. Thomas Knowlton, of Connecticut, who was killed at the battle of Harlem Heights, has been written by Dr. Ashbel Woodward, of Franklin, for the Historical Register, and republished in pamphlet form by Dutton & Son, Boston. We would like every Connecticut man to read it, especially as it vindicates the claims of Connecticut to the glory of the battle of Bunker Hill.

161. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: Mr. J.B. Mcservey, a gentleman, who has received the highest testimonials as a successful teacher during the last ten years, will open a school in the vestry room of the Baptist Church in this village on Monday, 18th inst. The German and French languages will be taught, as well as the higher branches of English studies.

162. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: Mr. A.B. Adams has completed fitting up and filling his two splendid stores in Barnett's Block, with almost every thing desirable for comfort and convenience, and offers his goods at prices to suit the times. Give him a call. See his advertisement in this paper.

163. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: Hon. John A. Rockwell, of Norwich, died at Washington, on Monday night.

164. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: The house of Jacob Obenean, in Lisbon, was burned down, Friday night. Loss about $1000, insured.

165. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: The old Assembly House, corner of Orange and Court streets, New Haven, is being torn down to give place to a hotel with all the modern improvements. The "country members" will miss the old stand.

166. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: George A. Tracy of Preston was lost at sea by the foundering of the ship David Brown, while on the way from San Francisco to Liverpool, in January.

167. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: J.M. Huntington & Co., of Norwich are building a propeller for the West India trade, which they have made profitable with sailing vessels.

168. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: Another man has been committed to jail in Norfolk, Va., for speaking against slavery, and saying he would be willing to give his labor six months to get rid of the system. Such an expression ought to have been received as evidence of a kindly feeling, but the institution will not admit of expressions of opinion.

169. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: Patents. The following patents were issued from the United States Patent Office on the 5th of February, each bearing that date, to citizens of Connecticut:

Henry B. Goodyear, of new Haven, for improved method of relieving geographical outlines on moulding elastic globes.

Moses Seward, of New Haven, for improved collar for ornamental carriage work.

P.J. Clark, of West Meriden, assignor to S.S. Clark of same place, for improvements in skate fastenings.

Joseph D. Warren, James B. Scoffield, Isaac Wardwell and Augustus T. Jones, of Stamford, for design for stove.

Goodrich Holland, of Willimantic, for improvement in machines for sorting silk and other threads.

Newton S. Manross, of Forrestville, for improved apparatus for lighting and extinguishing gas lights.

Joseph Jordan, Jr., of East Hartford, for improvements in mills for grinding paper pulp.

170. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: President Lincoln on leaving his home at Springfield for Washington on Monday, was escorted to the railroad station by a great crowd of people to whom at parting he made a brief address. His remarks are reported as follows: "No one not in my position can appreciate the sadness I feel at parting. A duty devolves on me which perhaps is greater than devolved on any other man since the days of Washington. He never would have succeeded but for the aid of Divine Providence upon which he at all times relied. I feel that I cannot succeed without the same Divine aid which sustained him, and in the same Almighty Being I place my reliance for support. I hope you, my friends will pray that I may receive that Divine assistance without which I cannot succeed, but with which success is certain. Again I bid you all an affectionate farewell."

171. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: The London Times give South Carolina this cruel execration: But what matters all this? Not a single observation that we have ventured to make could be made in the Republic of South Carolina, thus auspiciously taking her place among the nations of the world. Without law, without justice, without delay, she is treading in the path that leads to the downfall of nations and the misery of families. The hollowness of her cause is seen beneath all the pomp of her labored denunciation, and sure to her, if to any community of modern days, may be applied the words of the Hebrew Prophet - "A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land. The Prophets prophesy falsely, and my people love to have it so."

172. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: George S. Hill, married a couple on Thursday, and immediately following the ceremony an application was made for their divorce. The reason for the desired separation is not easily accounted for, as the happy pair already have materials for housekeeping, consisting of four chairs, a stove, bed, and a baby eighteen months old, all of which they own without encumbrance. - Hartford Courant.

173. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: Special Notice. A.B. Adams, Bassett's Block, Cheapside, Willimantic, Conn., dealer in dry goods, shawls, cloaks, capes, trimmings, broadcloths, pant goods, vestings, gents furnishing goods. Ready made clothing, trunks, carpet bags, boots & shoes, hats and caps, gloves and hosiery. Carpetings, house paper, feathers, groceries, flour, sugar, teas. China, crockery and glass ware. Coal oil, coal oil lamps, window glass, nails, &c. Also, a thousand and one articles, too numerous to mention, which are respectfully invited to call and examine, before purchasing elsewhere. A.B. Adams. Willimantic, Feb. 15th, 1861.

174. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: Births.

In Mansfield Centre, 9th inst., a son to Mr. Enoch Dodd.

175. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: Marriages.

In South Coventry, 8th inst., Mr. Salmon P. Loomis and Miss Diantha Dow, both of Coventry.

176. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: Deaths.

In Windham, 5th inst, Nathan Lincoln, aged 75.

In Mansfield, 7th inst., Walter J. Barrows, aged 1 year 3 mos and 24 days.

In Lebanon, 11th inst., Betsey S. Gay, aged 75 yrs.

In Chaplin, Feb. 6th, of paralysis, Mr. John Dickey, aged 51 years.

In Mansfield, 1st inst., Anna Turner, aged 80 yrs.

In Ashford, 1st inst., Sally McIntire, aged 67 yrs.

In Columbia, 3d inst., Roger Loomas, aged 66 yrs.

At Key West, Florida, Jan. 6th, of inflammation of the brain, Thomas Benton Phillips, son of Thomas and Harriet Phillips, of Buffalo, aged 19 years and 6 months.

177. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: Tax Notice. We have in our hands for Collection, a Tax of 3 3-10 mills on a dollar, of Levy of 1860, and we will be at Alpaugh & Hooper's store, in Willimantic, on Tuesday, March 12th, at 10 o'clock A.M., at the store of S.G. Byrne & Co., in South Windham, same day and hour; as Wm. Swift's store, in Windham, Wednesday, March 13th, at 10 o'clk A.M., and at F.M. Lincoln's, in North Windham, Thursday, March 14th, at 11 o'clock A.M., to receive the same. Attention to this notice will save you travel fees. S.G. Byrne, S.S. Thresher, Collectors.

178. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: Collector's Notice. All persons liable by law to pay Taxes in the town of Scotland, on List 1860, are hereby notified that the subscriber will be in attendance, for the purpose of receiving said Taxes, at the store of James Burnett, in said Town, from 10 A.M. till 3 P.M., on Monday, the 4th day of march, 1861. J. Henry Greenslitt, Collector. Scotland, Feb. 14th, 1861.

179. TWJ Fri Feb 15, 1861: At a Court of Probate holden at Lebanon, within and for the District of Lebanon, on the 1st day of February, A.D., 1861. Present, Learned Hebard, Judge. Upon the Petition of Lester Payne, an insolvent debtor of said District, asking, for reasons set forth in said petition, for an extension of time in which to comply with the requirements of the 8th and 9th sections of the Statute under Chapter 4th, "Settlement of insolvent Estates Assigned for the Benefit of Creditors." This Court orders the Trustee on said Estate to give public notice to all persons interested in said Estate, to appear (if they see cause) before a Court of Probate to be holden at the Probate Office in said District on the 2nd day of March, A.D. 1861, at one o'clock in the afternoon, and show reasons, if any they have why the prayer of the petitioner should not be granted, by publishing a copy of this order two weeks in a weekly newspaper printed in Willimantic, and return make to the Court, of notice given. Certified from Record. Learned Hebard, Judge.

180. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: The stockinet factory known as Merrow's, at Mansfield, was burned on Tuesday evening of this week, with a considerable amount of stock and all the machinery. Loss, about $20,000, on which was but partial insurance. The fire took from an open lamp which was being used to light the gas in the establishment.

181. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: The office of the New Haven News was destroyed by fire, Saturday morning. Nearly all the type and material was melted and burned. Mr. Lawton, the proprietor of the paper, had an insurance of $2500 on his stock, in the North American and New England offices in Hartford. This will fully cover the loss. The damage to the building, not very great, is insured. Two either establishments in the building were damaged to the amount of about $500. The fire was incendiary.

182. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: The appraisers of the New London and Palmer Railroad, Messrs, Henry White, E.A. Bulkly and Edward Dickinson, appointed by the Superior Court, met in New London, Saturday, to attend to the duties of their appointment. They rated the entire property of the road at $170,000, being 34 cents on the dollar. Holders of bonds of the road can take their proportion of this if they like.

183. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: Mansfield Hollow. [long political/religious ongoing editorial debate, boring, but with names at the end] ...And we most heartily and cheerfully endorse the above article, with our signatures as members either of the Church or Society. N. Slate, Deacon; Sam'l Barrows, Deacon; Albert Barrows, Chairman Society Committee; John N. Barrows, Secretary and Treasurer; James J. Slate, Clerk; Thomas L. Fish, Clerk. Spring Hill. Feb. 19th, 1861.

184. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: Agents from the Southern Confederacy are said to be numerous in the Western States to induce the formation of a new nation out of the Southern and North-western States, on the basis of Free Trade and the navigation of the Mississippi.

185. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: The descendants of Mrs. Rebecca Farnham of New Haven, a venerable lady 87 years of age, gave her a surprise party last Wednesday. There were four generations present, and some of those had come from distant States. She knew nothing of their intended visit until they came flocking into the house.

186. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: A spirited young lady of Wolcottville has just returned from Florida, where she has been for some time teaching. She was of democratic antecedents, but stood up for the credit of the North. Of course she came home. The Floridians did not tar and feather her, but did steal her trunk and clothes.

187. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: Eli Morris, Jr., was caught in the machinery of a saw factory in New Haven, Friday evening last, and was whirled over a shaft 60 or 70 times, by which he was injured so that he can hardly recover.

188. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: Mrs. Dr. L.P. Weaver of New London, fell into a ditch, and received such injuries that her recover is doubtful. The brain is seriously hocked, so much so as to produce dimness of sight and partial paralysis of the limbs.

189. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: Curtis L. North, of Meriden, agent of the Quaker City Insurance Company, of Chicago, Ill., which failed recently, has been committed to jail, for selling the company's worthless drafts.

190. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: A son of Mr. John Weir, while coasting on the ice below Central Bridge, in Lowell, Wednesday, accidentally slid into an open place in the river and was drowned.

191. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: Montgomery, Feb. 16. President Davis arrived last night and was handsomely received by citizens and military. He made a speech, in which he said the time for compromises had passed. We will maintain our position, and all who oppose us shall small Southern powder, and Southern steel, and we will maintain our right at all

hazards. We ask nothing and will take nothing. If other States want to join us they must submit to our terms. Our separation from the old Union is now complete. No compromise, no reconstruction will now be entertained. In case of necessity he would again enter the ranks as a soldier.

192. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: The Hon. Francis W. Pickens, the present Governor of South Carolina, has a suit against the North Atlantic Steamship Company, now pending on the trial term calendar of the New York Marine Court, for loss of baggage and musical instruments when he was on his recent return from Russia, where he had been American Ambassador. The question will arise whether the plaintiff can maintain an action in the State, he being, as he claims, a citizen of an independent sovereignty.

193. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: One of the Landmarks Gone. For many and many a year Silas Andrus has been a well known and respected man in this city. He died between 12 and 1 o'clock this morning at his residence in Trumbul street at the age of 72. He was remarkable for industry, honesty, piety and benevolence. As a publisher, his name is found upon the title page of hundreds of volumes scattered all over the country. He issued thirty or forty editions of the Bible, including all sizes and styles. He was one of the first to contribute to trade sales, and his manifold editions of the standard poets, Pilgrim's Progress, Josephus, Rollin, etc., to the number of hundred different works, were largely sold. For several years he has been retired from business, in which he had seen many reverses, sometimes rich, sometimes poor, but always honorable and indefatigable. - Hartford Press.

194. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: Marriages.

In Norwich, 17th inst., by Rev. P. Crandall, Mr. Arthur Nichols and Miss Ellen Lamphere, both of Norwich.

195. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: Deaths.

In Columbia, 19th inst., Dea. Silas Holbrook, aged 79 years.

In Mansfield Centre, 13th inst., Hattie M., youngest daughter of Edward L., and Susan M. Wright, aged 2 years and 6 months.

In Mansfield Centre, 15th inst., after a short illness, Mrs. Susan M., beloved wife of Edward L. Wright, aged 40 years.

196. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: Wanted. A Competent girl to do housework. A good cook, washer and ironer may hear of a good situation by applying to the subscriber. James Walden.

197. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: Notice. The parties who lost Watches by the robbery of the Jewelry Store of J.R. Robertson, Oct. 1st., 1860, are respectfully requested to meet at the store in Willimantic, on Saturday, March 2, at 10 o'clock A.M. Warren Atwood.

198. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: At a Court of Probate holden at Chaplin, within and for the District of Chaplin, on the 14th day of February, A.D., 1861. Present, Erastus Rindge, Judge. On motion of Needham Slate, Esq., Executor of the Last Will and Testament of Mahitabel Palmer, late of Chaplin, within said District, deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the Executor thereon, 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, Attest, Erastus Rindge, Judge.

199. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: At a Court of Probate holden at Mansfield, within and for the District of Mansfield on the 19th day of February, A.D. 1861, Present, Oliver B. Griggs, Esq., Judge. On motion of Elias P. Brown, Executor of the last Will and Testament of Lucien B. Clark, late of Mansfield, within said District, deceased: This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the 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 Mansfield, nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record, Oliver B. Griggs, Judge.

200. TWJ Fri Feb 22, 1861: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham, within and for the District of Windham, on the 19th day of February, A.D., 1861. Present, Justin Swift, Esq., Judge. Upon the petition of Andrew Frink, Jr., of Windham, in the County of Windham, showing to this Court, that he is Guardian of Ann Eliza Buel and Eliza Ann Buel, of Windham, within said District minors. That said minors are owners of real estate situated in Scotland, in said District, viz. One piece of land containing about 1-2 acre, with House and other buildings standing thereon, bounded North by Seth Safford, East by Ben'j Hovey, South by Sam'l Devotion and West by Highway. Also one piece bounded North by J.S.H. Palmer, East by Highway, South by Downing, and West by Merrick's Brook, containing about 3 acres, valued at about nine hundred dollars. That it would be for the interest of said minors to sell said estate, and invest the avails thereof in other property for their benefit, praying for liberty to sell said property for the purpose aforesaid, as per petition on file. It is ordered by this Court, that said Guardian give notice of said application, by causing the same to be published in a Newspaper printed in Willimantic three weeks successively, at least six weeks before the hearing; and that said petition will be heard at the Probate Office in said district, on the 27th day of April next, at 9 o'clock, A.M. Certified from Record. Wm. Swift, Clerk.

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