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WINDHAM COUNTY NEWSPAPERS : WILLIMANTIC JOURNAL 1857-1862
The Willimantic Journal
An Independent, Local, Family Newspaper.
Published Every Saturday Morning
By E.S. Simpson
Office in Franklin Building, Up Stairs
The Willimantic Journal 1861
1. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: 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. Dept 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.
L.W. Jacobs, dealer in French, English, German and American Fancy Goods and Millinery, in all its Branches. Directly opposite the Depot, Willimantic, Connecticut.
Joel R. Arnold. Attorney and Counsellor at Law. Office in Atwood's building (Number 1) Willimantic, Conn.
Z.C. Hartshorn's custom made boot and shoe store. In the basement of Mr. William Cargell's house, Main street. Z.C. Hartshorn, Willimantic, Jan 13, 1860.
David K. Tucker, hair dresser, and manufacturer of hair dyes, oils, perfumery, &c. under Brainard's Hotel.
J.E. Cushman, Junction of Main and Union Sts. Willimantic, manufacturer and dealer in Furniture of all descriptions. Willimantic, Nov. 9, 1860.
John G. Keigwin, dealer Ready Made Clothing, Brainard's building, opp. The Depot. Willimantic, Conn.
Davison & Moulton, 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. Roderick Davison, John H. Moulton.
Horace Hall, dealer in groceries, provisions, flour, grain and meal. Also, drugs, medicines, dye stuffs, paints and oils. Main Street, Willimantic, Conn.
O.A. Chaffee, manufacturer of Twist for Sewing Machines, sewing, saddlers', embroidery, and fringe silks, every kind of twisted silks. ... Orders promptly attended to. Mansfield Centre, Conn. Ike Farwell, Trav. Agent.
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.
John P. Wood, dealer in Groceries, Dry Goods, boots and shoes, &c. &c. At the store lately occupied by Geo. C. Rixford, Mansfield Hollow, Conn. Farmers' produce taken in Exchange for Goods.
2. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Two engines of the New London and Northern Railroad were badly broken up on Tuesday, near South Coventry Depot, a switch being turned in the wrong direction, throwing them from the track. The amount of damage as near as we could learn, was about thee thousand dollars.
3. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Mr. A.B. Adams is at present engaged in removing his stock of goods into the new buildings known as "Bassett's Block," in which he has taken the two splendid stores on the first floor. His advertising catalogue may be looked for in the Journal next week.
4. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Chicken Thieves Around. We have heard of frequent depredations upon the henroosts of our neighbors recently, but the fowlest transaction of the kind that has come to our knowledge, is the robbery perpetrated on the premises of Mr. Luther Robinson. A few nights since some miscreant carried off more than half of his entire stock, but the thief left some traces behind him, which if follows up hill lead to his detection. We would tender the fellow a piece of advice - and that is - to call on Mr. R., and make restitution and promise amendment for the future.
5. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: A few days ago, Mr. John Giles, of Woodstock, Conn., had occasion to chastise a large dog. The dog, not relishing this treatment, flew at Mr. Giles and seized him by the right arm. He was shaken off, and then attempted to seize Mr. G.'s throat, but was parried; he succeeded, however, in firmly fixing his teeth in the left hand, and it was impossible to make him release his hold until Mr. G. retaliated on him by biting his nose.
6. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Custody of the Burch Children. It was announced a few days ago that the question of the custody and care of the children of Mr. and Mrs. Burch had been brought before the Court by a writ of habeas corpus. A dispatch, received in Albany on Friday evening, states that the care of the youngest child has been awarded, by order of the Court to Mrs. Burch.
7. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: A grocery store occupied by John Fox, at Preston, was consumed by fire no Sunday morning. There was an insurance on the stock of groceries of $300 in the Connecticut Insurance Company at Hartford, which will cover the loss. A shed adjoining, containing a small amount of hay, &c., was also destroyed.
8. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Mrs. Middlebrook will lecture in the Spiritualist Church next Sunday afternoon and evening, at 1 and 6 1-2 o'clock.
9. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: A little fellow, eight years old, named Coe, from Madison, was accidently left in New London by his friends, who started home on the express train, Thursday evening. When the accident was discovered, both his mother and his uncle started from Lyme to New London, in search of him. Not hearing anything of the boy, they returned home, when they found him fast asleep. It appears that the little fellow, when he found himself left behind, started for his uncle's house, and walked the entire distance seventeen miles, on the track.
10. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: The following dispatch, dated at Macon, Ga., on Thursday, Dec. 27, reached a Georgian gentleman in Washington, on Friday, and is believed to be true: "Rumors of a rising among the slaves in the south-western part of the State prevail here. It is impossible to say with certainty whether an insurrection has really taken place, or is only threatened. The greatest care is taken to keep the matter secret, but most exaggerated reports are whispered aloud in this town today. There is certainly much excitement among the Negroes everywhere, and the occasional rumors of fighting at Charleston, make them restless and very dangerous. I am told that some planters are hastily getting all things ready to send their wives and young children to the North."
11. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: The reason given by the South Carolina Commissioners why Fort Sumpter should be evacuated by the federal troops is, that the United States flag, which now waves over the fortress, is a source of annoyance and irritation to the Carolinians! Bless their souls! Can't Mrs. Winslow send them a few bottles of soothing syrup?
12. TWJ Fri Jan 4 1861: The Army and Secession. It is reported that some one asked the veteran Gen. Wool, the other day, if the army would be likely to divide in case of secession and fail to obey orders from the new President. The gallant old man drew himself up proudly and replied, "Do you think, sir, the army is going to fail the country at the moment when it is most needed? No, sir. Furthermore, I allow no officer or man under my command to admit the possibility of disunion, and if I hear that any one has spoken in favor of it, I will court marshal him with all possible expedition; and Gen. Scott feels as I do, sir."
13. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Burnt to Death in the Woods. A solitary wood chopper, named W. Popel, a Frenchman, was found dead in his cabin in Douglas woods, by some hunters, one day last week. He had seemingly fallen headforemost into the fire; and probably being intoxicated at the time, thus miserably perished. Popel had been employed in the woods for some weeks; lived there alone, and it is uncertain how long he had been dead when discovered. - Woonsocket Patriot.
14. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Mr. J. Atwater of Barkhamsted, slaughtered, on the 24th day of December, two pigs, of his own raising, just 9 1-2 months old, whose aggregate weight was 748 lbs; one weighing 394, and other 354 - from which he extracted 105 pounds of lard. Can this be beat in or out of Barkhamsted?
15. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: H.S. Crocker, who has kept the Pequot House at New London, is about to take in addition the Metropolitan House.
16. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: The daily issue of the Norwich Aurora is to be discontinued.
17. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: The grocery store of John Fox of Preston, was burnt on Sunday morning, with a shed near it. Insured for $300 in the Connecticut, Hartford.
18. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Another tenement house, belonging to John A. Davenport, New Haven, was burnt early Sunday morning. It stood near the foot of St. John street, and contained eight families. No lives lost, and the inmates succeeded in saving most of their property. It was the work of an incendiary.
19. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Mrs. Augustus B. Lines, of New Haven, while skating on Kenny's Pond, fell and broke her leg above the ankle.
20. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: The Herald's dispatch from Washington states that the southern states will not stand by South Carolina in her insane movements, that her course is not approved of by one in ten of the most extreme southern men.
21. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: It is currently reported that the secessionists in South Carolina are already obliged to resort to the Mexican devise of forced loans to raise the "sinews of war." Merchants and other men of property are compelled by threats of personal violence to become subscribers to the State loan. Some who were told that unless they paid $1000 each, their houses would be torn down over their heads, have paid it and then fled for their own safety and that of their families, to cities further north. It is also reported, and there is no reason to doubt the truth of the report, that a tax has been privately levied on slaveholders, of $16 per head for each slave owned by them - a tax so enormous that, in some cases, the slaves will be confiscated and sold in order to meet it. Of course all this is kept carefully out of the published news ___ official proceedings.
22. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: New York, Dec. 30. The steamer Karnak from Havana, 22d, Nassau 24th, arrived this afternoon. She has no Havana papers. She reports ship America, Brown, wrecked on Key Lobos on the 8th with 500 slaves on board. Schooner Lily went to her assistance and landed the slaves on the Key. Capt. Brown forcibly possessed himself of the schooner Lily, compelling the Captain to carry himself and three of his crew to Nuevitas and back, where a Spanish brig was procured, which took all the slaves to Cuba. A lighthouse schooner with troops was sent to the wreck after the slaves, but they had been removed.
23. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: List of Letters remaining in the Post Office,
Willimantic Dec. 31st, 1860.
Avery, A. 2
Atkins, Miss Jane C.
Barrows, Henry F.
Burn, John W.
Burbank, Marca L. 2
Bride, Josiah 2
Corbin, John A.
Davis, Mrs. Benj'n
Field, Dwight 2
Green, Stephen P.
Hoffman, Jacob 2
Hill, Henry J.
Handy, Orelia B.
Kelley, Mary A.
Li____ [Linnel? Lionel?], Wm.
Motley, Mrs. M.
Page, __ & Co. 2
Rogers, Sarah M.
Slade, Chas. E.
Seymour & Co.
Taft, Asa D.
Tracy, George 2
Wood & Wheeler
Wright, George S.
Williams, Geo. H.
White, Mrs. Margaret
Valentine, Mrs. Mary
Persons calling for the above letters, please say "Advertised." Wm. H. Hosmer, P.M.
24. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Smith's Celebrated Cough Cure. This remedy is compounded from a valuable receipt, and has high Medical authority for its virtues. It is a complete remedy for coughs, colds, croup, hoarseness, influenza, and affections of the lungs. We have the testimony of those who have used this article, as to its exceeding good qualities. For sale by Simeon Smith, proprietor. New London, Jan. 4, 1861.
25. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Great Reduction in Prices! We, the undersigned, shall on account of Hard Times, and to make room for New Goods, sell for the next few weeks, at reduced prices! Our goods, consisting of broadcloths, beavers, cassimeres, and a beautiful assortment of velvet and silk vestings, gents furnishing goods, and all kinds buttons, cords, bindings, &c. &c. Also an assortment of ready made clothing, hats, caps, &c. All of these goods will be sold (for cash only) at a very low price, therefore, to one and all we say, come and see the new goods, and you will find that now is the time, and this is the place to buy your goods. Please remember the place, No. 1 Atwood's Block. Your respectfully, John Morse & Co. Willimantic, Jan, 1861.
26. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Dr. Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry. Where this article is know it is a work of supererogation to say one word in its flavor, so well is it established as an unfailing remedy for Coughs, Colds, Bronchitis, Croup, Whooping Cough, Asthma, Quinsy Phthisic, diseases of the Throat, Chest and Lungs, as well as that most dreaded of all diseases, consumption, which high medical authority has pronounced to be a curable disease..A remarkable case from Mr. John B. Darling, Watchmaker, Putnam, Ct. Putnam, Conn., March 20, 1860. Gentlemen - I avail myself of this opportunity to say a word in behalf of "Dr. Wistar's Balsam of Wild Cherry," which I have made use of in my family for several years, and always with the most beneficial results. My wife being of delicate habits, has always been troubled with a hard, dry, hacking cough, whenever taking a little cold, and has employed various specifics without obtaining any relief, until prevailed upon to test the virtues of Wistar's Balsam, the effect of which has been truly astonishing. More than a year since, a young man belonging in this place was taken with bleeding at the lungs, in connection with a most severe cough, and was finally given over to die, by our best physicians, and it was evident to all that Consumption was claiming him as a victim!
Learning these facts, my wife sent him a bottle of the Balsam, which he took, and in de time, to the great astonishment of his friends, was at his accustomed occupation, snatched, as it were, from the very jaws of death!! In many other cases we have administered the Balsam to the consumptive and always with the best of success. These statements are simple facts, which, can be vouched for at any time by calling on me at my store. I remain, yours truly, John B. Darling. Prepared by Seth W. Fowle & Co., Boston, and for sale by Jason Safford, and Dr. J. King, Willimantic; C.A. Woodworth, Windham; J.W. Lincoln, Chaplin; James Burnet, Scotland; W.A. Loomis, So. Coventry; L.J. Fuller, Liberty Hill; C.R. Fuller, Columbia, and by dealers everywhere.
27. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Mrs. T.P. Starkey, that excellent and most reliable, Planetarian Reader, is now at Brainard's Hotel, in this village, and will remain for a few days only, where she will describe Diseases, their Nature and Remedy. She will also inform you about your Business Prospects, &c. Hours, from 9 to 12 A.M. and 2 to 9 P.M. Sunday excepted. Price of consultation fifty cents. Certificates may be seen at her rooms. Willimantic, Jan. 4, 1861.
28. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Gilt Picture Frames. A good assortment of the above, of all sizes and superior quality, for sale cheap, by Davison & Moulton. Willimantic, April 22, 1859.
29. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: G.W. Hanover's Column. Notice. All persons having accounts with Geo. W. Hanover, are requested to call and settle the same before the 15th of January, 1861. Temple of Fashion. Willimantic, Dec. 19, 1860. Wheeler & Wilson's Sewing Machines with new improvements, at reduced prices. Hanover will not attempt to deceive the pubic by pretending to retail goods at wholesale prices, but will sell at as small an advance on Cost, as any honest man can afford to do. Geo. W. Hanover. Mrs. G.W. Hanover of the Temple of Fashion would respectfully announce to her friends and the Ladies generally, that she has returned from New York with a new and select stock of Fall and Winter Millinery.
30. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Notice. The subscriber has on hand a much larger stock of winter clothing than usual at this season of the year, and now offers a great part of them for less than cost. ... Geo. E. Elliott Should this meet the eye of Mr. _____, who called at my store on Saturday, the 1st day of this month, to purchase a cap, and walked out with a plush cap worth $1.25, leaving an old hat worth 6 ¼ cents, he had better call and settle for the same, otherwise he may expect a dose of Arnold's pills, right off. Geo. E. Elliott. Willimantic, Dec. 28th, 1860.
31. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Marriages.
In Windham, 30th ult., by Rev. C.R. Fisher, Rector of St. Paul's Church, Hartford, Mr. Francis Herrick and Miss Helen Martin, both of Willimantic.
32. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Deaths.
In Willimantic, 2d inst., Mrs. Margaret M. Flynn, aged 42 years.
In Coventry, 29th ult., Mary Ann Woodworth, aged 14 years and 6 months.
In Columbia, 1st inst., Harriet B. Yeomans, aged 45 years.
33. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: For Sale. The subscriber has for sale a few Wild and Half-blood Turkies. Also, a few sheep. Asa M. Burgess. Lebanon, (Kick Hill,) Dec. 28, 1860.
34. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: At a Court of Probate holden at Brooklyn, within and for the District of Brooklyn, on the 26th day of December, A.D. 1860. Present, S. Davison, Judge. On motion of Olney Tanner, Trustee of the Assigned Estate of Charles C. Burdick, This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited to the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims to John Gallup, 2d, and John Franklin, Commissioners appointed to examine and adjust the same; and said Trustee is directed to give public notice of this order, and of the times and places of meeting of said Commissioners to receive claims against said Estate, by advertising in a newspaper published in Killingly, and in Willimantic four weeks successively, and by posting on the public signpost in said town of Brooklyn, nearest the residence of said Assignor, and by causing a copy of such notice to be sent by mail or otherwise to every known creditor living without said Probate District, within one week from the date of this order. Certified from Record. S. Davison, Judge. The undersigned will meet at the Putnam House, in said Brooklyn, on the 6th day of April and the 2_th day of June, A.D. 1861, at 1 o'clock P.M. on each of said days, for the purpose of attending to the business of our said appointment. John Gallup 2d, John Franklin, Commissioners.
35. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Dr. Sweet's Infallible Liniment. The great external remedy for rheumatism, out, neuralgia, lumbago, stiff neck and joints, sprains, bruises, cuts and wounds, piles, headache, and all rheumatic and nervous disorders. Dr. Stephen Sweet, of Connecticut, is known all over the United States. Richardson & Co. Sole Proprietors, Norwich, Ct. For sale everywhere.
36. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: David K. Tucker, Hair Dresser, and manufacturer of hair dyes, oils, perfumery, &c. Under Brainard's Hotel.
37. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: S.S. Thresher, having just returned from New York with our Fall purchases of Millinery, we should be pleased to meet our numerous friends and patrons, and all others who may favor us with a call, at our store, No. 1 Twin Building, Main street. ... We have employed some of the best Milliners in the country to do our work, which will be warranted to give satisfaction. Willimantic, Sept. 14, 1860.
38. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Entire new stock of fall and winter millinery.
Miss A.L. Kingsley, having taken the store opposite the Congregational Church, recently occupied by Miss Brainard, would invite the attention of the Ladies of Willimantic and vicinity to an entire new stock of fashionable millinery goods all of which have been selected with the greatest care from the New York Market, and will be sold at the lowest prices. Great pains have been taken to secure the best of Milliners, and particular attention will at all times be given to making and trimming bonnets. A good assortment of head dresses and materials for the same, constantly on hand. Also, Ladies' Dress Caps. Bonnets bleached, pressed and colored, at the shortest notice. A.L. Kingsley. Willimantic, Sept. 15, 1860.
39. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: On with the Dance! The Willimantic Quadrille Band would respectfully announce, that they are now prepared to furnish Music for Balls, Parties, Festivals, Exhibitions, and all occasions where the services of Concert Instruments are required. Their new stock of Music is very extensive, comprising the latest and most popular compositions of the most celebrated authors of the day, and cannot fail to please those who may favor the Band with their patronage. From three to any desired number of instruments furnished at reasonable rates on application to Geo. W. Hanover, at the Temple of Fashion. R.B. Streeter, Leader. Willimantic, Nov. 29th, 1860.
40. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Notice. The subscriber having for the past year been engaged in manufacturing Window Blinds for this vicinity, is now further prepared by the introduction of Improved Machinery, to execute all order sin this line. Blinds delivered and hung. D.F. Terry. Willimantic, June, 1860.
41. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Entirely new stock of choice and fashionable fall & winter dry goods & fancy articles of every description, for the fall trade. At the Bee Hive dry goods store. .. Don't mistake the place - corner of Main and Church streets. The new brick store, next east of Brainard's Hotel. Thomas Turner. Willimantic, Dec. 14, 1860.
42. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Closing out sale. Having made new arrangements in my business, I purpose to sell the balance of dry goods, boots, shoes, &c., at prices in favor of the purchaser. J.E. Cushman. Willimantic, Nov. 9th, 1860.
43. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Auction Sale. By Order of the Court of Probate for this District, I will sell at Public Auction, on Saturday, Jan. 5th, 1861, at 10 o'clk A.M. The following described property, belonging to the estate of William Buell, deceased. A one horse Business Wagon; one Sausage Meat Cutter; two stoves, with Pipe; one Derrick and Tackle; also, a lot of Baskets, Tubs, Boxes, Lumber and other articles not mentioned. Stephen H. Kimbel, Administrator. Willimantic, Dec. 21, 1860.
44. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: L. Thompson, Ambrotype Artist, Atwood Block, Willimantic, Connecticut.
45. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: New Goods, New Goods. Jacobs, at his old stand in the Post Office Building, opposite Depot, is receiving New Goods from New York, Boston and other markets. His stock consists of fancy and staple dry goods, of almost every description. Also agent for the celebrated Grover & Baker sewing machine. Call and see them before buying. L.W. Jacobs.
46. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Sewing Machines. We invite the attention of families, manufacturers and the public generally to the new and improved shuttle sewing machines, manufactured by us, in this city, and now ready for sale at 179 Main Street, two doors west of the Post Office. .. Greenman & True. J.F. Greenman, Cyrus _. True. Norwich, Conn., Nov. 2, 1860.
47. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: T.R. & J. Congdon, wholesale and retail dealers in Crockery, Glass & China ware, kerosene lamps, shades, &c., lamps of all kinds altered to burn kerosene. Britania, japanned, Wooden & Tin Ware, cutlery, cords, lines and brushes. Silver plated castors, knives, forks and spoons. .. Cunningham's Building, Main St., Willimantic, Nov. 9, 1860.
48. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: The subscriber has constantly on hand, and will furnish Coffins, of all sizes and descriptions, with shrouds, as desired. Also, the newly invented "Metalic Burial Casket" represented by the above engraving. The casket is finished in imitation of polished rosewood. It is air tight, and when it is desired to preserve or transport the body, is invaluable. J.E. Cushman. Willimantic, Nov. 9th, 1860.
49. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Use Tucker's Chemical Hair Invigorator! It being the best article now in use for Beautifying, Strengthening the Roots, and Promoting the Growth of the Hair. It also removes dandruff from the scalp, and prevents the hair from falling off or turning gray, and as a dressing for the Hair it has no equal. Manufactured and for sale, wholesale and retail, at the hair dressing saloon of D.K. Tucker, Brainard's Hotel Building, Willimantic. For sale also by Ja's Walden, at 25, 38 and 50 cts per bottle.
50. TWJ Fri Jan 4, 1861: Musical Instruments, Sheet Music, Music Books &c. The subscriber has rented the large and commodious Rooms over the new store of Thomas Turner, Esq., next building east of Brainard's Hotel, where he will keep an extensive assortment of all kinds of Musical Instruments, books, sheet music, music stools, and all to her matters pertaining to this science, at a low rates as they can be obtained either in city or country. Persons leaving their orders as above may rely on having them executed to the letter, and as promptly as possible. A.A. Hall, Music Teacher. Willimantic, Sept. 1860.
51. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: We rejoice to see that an expedition sailed from New York on Monday, in the Star of the West, with troops, provisions, fuel and munition of all sorts, for Major Anderson in Fort Sumpter. This is the work of Gen. Scott, who seems to have his due influence in the War Department since Mr. Buchanan changed his policy and turned adrift the traitor Floyd. It is stated that a number of the patriotic merchants of New York city, resolved to sustain Major Anderson, had subscribed a large fund for that purpose and were actively engaged in preparation, when Mr. Thomas arrived in the city with Gen. Scott's orders, and it appeared that the Government had resolved to perform its duty in the matter. Other movements, of a similar nature, having reference to other Federal property in the Gulf States, would seem to be in progress, judging from the vague hints thrown out. By telegraphic dispatch, Thursday, 11 a.m. we learn the safe arrival of the steamer at Fort Sumpter.
52. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: The Hartford Courant, Times and Press, have, since the new year came in, each donned a new suit of clothes throughout. In other words, the type and other fixins of the above establishments have been renewed, in spite of disunion and hard times. We know of another establishment where needed improvements would be made, if the balances on the books were not of so one sided a character.
53. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: Fowl Business. Cha's A. Atkins, Esq., of Mansfield Centre, brought to the Journal office on Tuesday, a dressed chicken of the Bramah Pootra (we believe that is the outlandish name,) variety, weighing eight pounds and five ounces, the quality of which we feel ready to pronounce upon, having just made our dinner from the same. It was excellent! And if any of our readers doubt the statement, they can verify the above by calling on Mr. A., who has quite a number of the same sort left. This gentleman has given considerable attention to poultry raising, and we understand he has now the finest lot to be seen hereabouts.
54. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: Mr. Arthur Barrows, son of Deacon R.P. Barrows of Mansfield Centre, met with a serious accident in Wilton on Saturday, Dec. 29, 1860, by falling from an apple-tree and fracturing both knee-pans. Surgical aid being promptly rendered, he is now progressing favorably towards recovery.
55. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: On Friday evening last, as two Irishmen were crossing the bridge over Mill River, in the town of Fairfield, they heard the express train coming down from New Haven. Instead of stepping over on to the other track, they dropped themselves down between the sleepers on to the ice, which gave way, and let both of them into the water. One of them succeeded in gaining the shore, but the other was carried down the stream and was drowned. The deceased was in the employ of Mr. Jonathan Sturges, and was a man of sober habits.
56. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: The Washington correspondent of the herald says that Lieutenant Underwood, one of the officers of the revenue cutter seized by the secessionists at Charleston, has arrived, and reported to the Secretary of the Treasury. He says that Capt. Costa, an avowed recessionist, placed the vessel ashore so as to allow the secessionists to take possession. Costa still retained command, and Lieutenant Underwood was powerless.
57. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: Florida, which we bought at a high price, and civilized at a still higher price, and which has never lost a nigger or the value of a hedgehog, by her connection with the Northern States, has voted, by a large majority to secede. "Let me alone," is the motto on her State seal. If she should be let alone three years, there would be nothing left of her but swamps, pines, underbrush, mosquitoes and fever. But she has seized the government property, and struts with amazing stiffness. We shall see what dignity will do for her, and whether she is to be allowed to control a long line of American coast.
58. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: South Carolina. The revolutionists convention has suddenly adjourned, leaving the control of affairs entirely in the hands of Gov. Pickens - whose proper title by the way, in view of the extension of the powers he exercises, should be His Imperial Highness Frederic the First. Reports come from Charleston that the State troops are suffering severely from exposure, and there is much sickness among them. No business was doing and the city was in the hands of the mob.
59. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: For the Journal. Mansfield Hollow, Jan 10th, 1861. In these times of secession and disunion, it is cheering to notice a happy re-union of Christian friends on the occasion of a donation visit to Rev. B.F. Hedden, of Spring Hill Baptist Church, on the evening of January 1st. The large attendance of members of the Church, must have been gratifying to the pastor, and the attendance of members of other Christian denominations, spoke volumes of the nigh esteem in which Mr. Hedden is held as a minister of the gospel and a Christian friend. We observed Rev. Mr. Brooks, Congregational minister of North Mansfield, and Rev. Mr. Newell Methodist minister of Gurleyville, among the visitors. A deputation from Merrow's Station presented a substantial donation and read a most flattering letter with numerous signatures, expressing the deep, affectionate regard and high esteem entertained for him as a minister and a man. The donation ($80,) and the attendance was twice as large as on last year. We understand Mr. Hedden has sent in his resignation to take effect on the 1st of March next. We are sorry it is so, feeling confident that it will be very difficult to supply the vacancy by one so universally esteemed by the great majority of his Christian hearers. We wish him many happy New Years donations, enlarged usefulness, the cheerful co-operation of many faithful friends in his intended new field of labor. May the distinguishing mark of their Christian member be "not agreeing to disagree," but walk together in brotherly love. He will enter on a new field of labor when dark clouds are hanging over the peace of the Union, and when Christian teachers are needed who, scorning the threats or bribes of men or party, can and will stand on the principle of justice and humanity. From the known character of Mr. Hedden we know he has the uncompromising firmness - the true moral stamina to defend the right, and to abide by it, at all hazards. May the power and love of the Omnipotent being whom he serves, uphold and sustain him and his family, is the sincere prayer of his numerous friends.
60. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: Florida Going Out. The Florida convention held on Tuesday, adapted a resolution declaring it to be the right of States to withdraw from the Union under certain causes, and those causes now compel Florida to exercise that right. It is reported that the Governor has taken possession of all the forts and other federal property.
61. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: A colored man drove a carriage in front of an approaching train at a crossing in New Haven, Saturday causing the death of a horse, the demolition of the carriage, and serious injury, though not dangers, to Mrs. Dawson and Mrs. Gibbons. The colored man turned pale and was but slightly hurt.
62. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: Delos and Sylvester Platt were assaulted by a mob of Irishmen in Ansonia Friday night, and were obliged to let off their pistols into the crowd. One or two were wounded by the bullets and the Platt brothers were arrested. The affair originated about a dog which the Platts claimed an Irishman named Sullivan had stolen from them some time ago. Threats had been made against them and they were accordingly prepared for it.
63. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: It appears that, with all its boasting sovereignty and independence, South Carolina still acknowledges that she is under the control of the united States postal laws and wishes to remain so. What consistency!
64. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: A flaming meteor, superior in splendor to the planet Venus, was observed at New Haven, in the northern sky, about a quarter past 5 o'cl'k P.M., on Friday, January 4, 1861, while the day was still quite strong.
65. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: Lewis Tucker, of Oxford, had an arm broken one day last week by getting it caught in some machinery in his father's carriage shop.
66. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: An aged woman in Waterbury named Mrs. Wilbur, fell upon the ice last week and broke her hip, and Patrick Brett broke an arm by a similar operation.
67. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: Horace Bassett, born in Mansfield Ct., and for forty years a prominent lawyer and citizen of Indiana, died at Indianapolis, last week, aged 76. he was a member of the first and six subsequent state legislatures, one of the commissioners to remove the Indians from the state, and clerk of the U.S. district court.
68. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: The house and furniture of George Williams of Colebrook, was destroyed by fire last Sunday. Loss about $1500 - insured for $1200.
69. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: A city guard is about to be organized at Hartford, with 60 members, a code of by-laws, and the intention to promote the best discipline and drill.
70. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: Loren, son of Joel Baker of Abington, accidentally discharged a loaded gun while playing with it, on the 29th, and peppered his sister's limbs severely with shot.
71. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: Edmund Smith of Middletown gave food and a night's lodging to a poor fellow last week, and the ingrate repaid his kindness by stealing an overcoat, a gold watch, and $50 in cash.
72. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: We may expect to hear some news of war very soon. The Star of the West, with reinforcements and supplies for Major Anderson, was to have been in Charleston harbor, yesterday afternoon. Any attempt to hinder her entrance will bring on a conflict. All accounts from Charleston agree that it is the intention of the revolutionists to attack Fort Sumpter very shortly. Batteries have been erected on Morris beach and guns placed in old Fort Johnson to batter down the southern wall of Sumpter. A breach once made, a storming party overwhelming in numbers will enter the fort. Very heavy guns are being placed in a position to command the fort, and the South Carolinians are confident that they can take it. If a government vessel attempts to enter the harbor she will be fired upon from earthworks erected near the outer entrance as well as from Fort Moultrie. About a thousand men are under arms in the fortifications, and their number is daily increased. Little is doing in Charleston but to prepare for war, and women are making mattresses and bandages and scraping lint. Some points of the harbor are fortified with rampart of cotton bales covered about a foot deep with earth. The work of erecting fortifications is done by slaves, assisted by 150 free colored volunteers from Charleston. Gov. Pickens has called for more volunteers, and if a sufficient number is not obtained the process of drafting will be resorted to. Every thing indicate the determination of the South Carolinians to do their worst. - Hartford Courant.
73. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: The new steam fire engine in New Haven received its first practical test at the great fire in that city Friday morning. The Journal and Courier says: - "Through 700 feet of hose, and with 45 pounds of steam, a powerful stream was thrown upon the burning building for upwards of one hour, when the supply of fuel having become exhausted, it became necessary to suspend operations. Subsequently a supply of wood was obtained when a low pressure of steam was again produced, but not to a sufficient extent to operate to advantage. Mr. Albert Stillwell, the competent engineer, explains that this result was owing to the wood which he was obliged to use, being of such a length that he was unable to put it into the furnace so as to burn to advantage. In regard to its locomotion, it is said to have been drawn to the fire with the ease of a hose carriage, its running gear being of the most improved pattern, and in the best of order. Fifteen minutes after being returned to its quarters the apparatus was again in order, and ready for immediate attendance at fires.
74. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: Smith's celebrated cough cure. This remedy is compounded from a valuable receipt, and has high Medical authority for its virtues. It is a complete remedy for coughs, colds, croup, hoarseness, influenza, and affections of the lungs. We have the testimony of those who have used this article, as to its exceeding good qualities. For sale by Simeon Smith, proprietor. For sale by W.H. Brown, Willimantic. New London, Jan. 4, 1861.
75. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: Births.
In Mansfield Centre, 4th inst., a daughter to John P. Wood, Esq.
76. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: Marriages.
In Hampton, 1st inst., by Rev. Geo. Soule, Mr. Samuel Underwood and Mrs. Lucretia Whiten.
77. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: Deaths.
In Willimantic, 2d inst., Mary E. Honin, aged 1 year and 3 months.
In Lebanon, Mrs. Esther Porter, aged 86 years.
78. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: At a Court of Probate holden at Killingly, within and for the District of Killingly on the 31st day of Dec, A.D. 1860, Present, Almond M. Paine, Judge. This Court orders that three months be allowed and limited from the date hereof for the creditors of the Assigned Estate of Joseph Carpenter, In which to exhibit their claims to the Commissioners on said estate, and this Court doth appoint Thomas J. Evans and George Blanchard, of said Killingly, Commissioners to receive and examine the claims presented against said estate, they giving notice of this order and the time and place of their meeting, by publishing a copy hereof in two weekly newspapers, (at least one month) one of which is published in Killingly the other at Willimantic, and by posting a like copy on the public sign post nearest the residence of said assignor; it is further ordered, that they send a copy hereof to every known creditor residing without this Probate District within one week. Certified from Record, Almond M. Paine, Judge. The undersigned will meet at the house of Tho's J. Evans, in said Killingly, on the 20th day of February and the 30th day of March, A.D. 1861, at 1 o'clock P.M., on each of said days, for the purpose of attending to the business of our said appointment. Tho's J. Evans, Geo. Blanchard, Commissioners.
79. TWJ Fri Jan 11, 1861: At a Court of Probate holden at Brooklyn, within and for the District of Brooklyn, on the 26th day of December, A.D. 1860. Present, S. Davison, Judge. On motion of Olney Tanner, Trustee of the Assigned Estate of Charles C. Burdick, This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited to the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims to John Gallup, 2d, and John Franklin, Commissioners appointed to examine and adjust the same; and said Trustee is directed to give public notice of this order, and of the times and places of meeting of said Commissioners to receive claims against said Estate, by advertising in a newspaper published in Killingly, and in Willimantic four weeks successively, and by posting on the public signpost in said town of Brooklyn, nearest the residence of said Assignor, and by causing a copy of such notice to be sent by mail or otherwise to every known creditor living without said Probate District, within one week from the date of this order. Certified from Record. S. Davison, Judge. The undersigned will meet at the Putnam House, in said Brooklyn, on the 6th day of April and the 26th day of June, A.D. 1861, at 1 o'clock P.M. on each of said days, for the purpose of attending to the business of our said appointment. John Gallup 2d, John Franklin, Commissioners.
80. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: Glorious Epitaph. On a grave stone in New London, Conn., appears the following inscription. The records of ancient Greece or Rome do not exhibit a nobler instance of patriotic heroism: "On the 29 of October 1781, 4000 Englishmen fell on the town with fire and sword. A line of powder was then laid from the magazine for the fort to the sea there to be lighted - thus to blow the fort into the air. Wm. Hotman, who lay not far distant, wounded by three strokes of the bayonet in his body beheld it, and said to one of his wounded friends, who was still alive, 'We will endeavor to crawl to this line. We will completely wet the powder with our blood. Thus will we, with the little life that remains to us, save the fort and magazine, and perhaps a few of our comrades who are only wounded.' He alone had strength to accomplish this noble design. In his thirtieth year he died on the powder he overflowed with his blood. His friends, and seven of his wounded companions, had their lives preserved." After this simple narrative, are the following words, in large characters: "Here Rests William Hotman."
81. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: There are a great many men wiser in their day and generation than 'E.S. Simpson, Editor and Proprietor of the Willimantic Journal' - a slender apology for a weekly newspaper. If he will make it a rule to talk on what he knows, he will keep his mouth shut the whole time." The above delectable bit, we clip from the Hartford "Post" and presume it to be an emanation from the gigantic brain of its editor, "James M. Scofield." We do not present it as a proof that he is one of the "great many men wiser in their day and generation than E.S. Simpson, Editor and Proprietor of the Willimantic Journal," but as proof that a certain "coat" fitted him and he "put it on." In our last issue, we stated that the Hartford Courant, Times and Press, have, since the new year came in, each donned a new suit of clothes throughout, and that we knew of another establishment where needed improvements would be made, if the balances on the books were not of so one sided a character. By this, we intended to convey the idea that the Journal would be the recipient of these improvements, under such circumstances. Our neighbor of the "Post," however, thought the discharge intended for him, and he has been grievously wounded by the imaginary shot. We pity him; we sypathise with him. We sympathise with him, in the acknowledged delinquency of his subscribers and the consequent poverty which forbade him to indulge in a new suit, and we pity him, not only for his susceptibility on this point, but his most lamentable ignorance of the fact, that no gentleman, will in his editorial capacity provoke personalities by indulging in them.
82. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: A new Hardware store has just been opened in the basement of Bassett's Block, where almost every article for manufacturing and mechanical operations may be had. In another column may be found the advertisement of Mr. Wood, setting for the advantages to be derived from a visit to his establishment.
83. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: A donation party was given to Rev. S.G. Willard, on Monday evening last, which was very fully attended by the members of his congregation and other friends. The sum of $80 in cash, with divers of the comforts and necessaries of life, betokened the sincerity of his visitors. In this connection, we would announce that a Fair and Festival will take place at the vestry of the Methodist Church, next Wednesday evening, the proceeds of which will form a donation to their pastor, Rev. Mr. Kellen.
84. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: Trial of the Express Robbers. The trial of Lewis Stebbins, Andrew L. Roberts, Samuel W. Roberts and Porter Kellogg, at Bridgeport before Judge McCurdy, for robbing Adams Express of a safe containing $16,000 on the 16th of April last, is exciting great interest. About 100 witnesses are present. The cashier and president of the Alfred Bank identify Andrew Roberts and L.A. Kinney, as the persons who exchanged the $500 Atlantic bills stolen with the safe. The principal evidence was by Kinney, who turned state's evidence. He talked over a plan for robbing the express, with Andrew Roberts, last February in Springfield, which he details. Roberts and Kinney had been over the road and waited for the safe fifteen or twenty times, but no good opportunity occurred for throwing it off. Kellogg or Stebbing [sic] were to throw it off. Finally, on the night of April 16th: Kinney took the train at Bridgeport, and when at the appointed place Stebbins watched at the mail room door and Kinney threw out the safe. Stebbins told him it was "all up," for they had thrown out the wrong safe. Upon reaching the draw-bridge he got off and returned to the safe with a bundle of tools, broke it open, and buried the money in a burying ground. On digging up the money afterwards, it was found to be $4700 short. This balance was however recovered, and the whole divided among the prisoners.
85. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: Windham County Agricultural Society. The annual meeting of this Society was held at Brooklyn, on Wednesday, January 2d. The officers for the ensuing year were chosen as follows: President - Apollos Richmond, of Brooklyn. Vice Pressidents - Jonathan Skinner, Eastford, Amos J. Gallup, Sterling, Geo. B. Mathewson, Pomfret. Corresponding Secretary - Charles Mathewson, Pomfret. Recording Seecretary - J.B. Whitcomb, Brooklyn. Treasurer - E. Newbury, Brooklyn. Auditors - H.G. Taintor, Benj. Sumner, John Gallup, 2d. Town Committee - Wm. Putnam, Brooklyn, Dyer H. Clark, Ashford, Joseph Lester, Canterbury, Lester Bill, Chaplin, Joseph Dorsett, Eastford, David Lester, Hampton, John Day, Killingly, E.C. Eaton, Plainfield, Joseph Gilbert, Pomfret, John A.B. Douglas, Sterling, H.H. Ramsdell, Thompson, Henry Wylie, Voluntown, James M. Johnson, Windham, Geo. A. Payne, Woodstock, James Allen, Putnam, Caleb Anthony, Scotland.
86. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: From the Seat of War - The latest intelligence from Charleston of warlike accident, "by flood and field," is as follows: Sidney Weeks, a member of the Edgefield company, fell through the opening above the entrance to the arsenal, headforemost to the ground, producing concussion of the brain, from which the worst results are apprehended.
A volunteer, by the name of Gray, belonging to the same company, was wounded in the leg on Wednesday, by a ball from a pistol that went off accidentally in the hands of a brother soldier. The wound, though painful, was not considered a serious one.
Private W.F. Dodge, of the Washington artillery, suffered a fracture of the right arm, in Fort Moultrie, some days since, by an accident. We learn, by private dispatch, that quite a number have been "shot in the neck" - with bad whiskey.
87. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: We are requested to announce that Mr. Andrews, will give an entertainment, called "A night in Wonder World," at Brainard's Hall on Saturday evening of this week. Our exchanges speak highly of this exhibition, and we doubt not, an hour might be pleasantly spent in viewing his Marrionettes, in connection with his feats of Magic, &c. &c. The price of admission is 15 cents, and the performance will commence at the usual hour.
88. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: It is proposed by some of our citizens to make Wm. L. Weaver, Esq., a donation visit on Monday evening, 21st inst. Those who think well of the design and are unable to be present on the occasion, can leave their offering with James Walden, at the Express office.
89. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: The Androscoggin company, Lewiston, Me., have just taken in 500 bales of cotton, received from Calcutta. Our rebellious southern states may find out, when it is too late, that "King Cotton" has other realms besides theirs.
90. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: Mrs. Elizabeth Bishop of New Haven, while conversing with her family in apparent good health, Sunday, suddenly fell from her chair and died.
91. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: Fort Trumbull, in New London harbor, which has for some time been unoccupied, has been garrisoned by a sergeant and five men, who will hold it against all comers.
92. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: The house of Alexander Austin, in Norwalk was entered by burglars last week, who took over a hundred dollars worth of clothing and made off.
93. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: A discussion will take place at Danielsonville on the evenings of the 23d, 24th and 25th inst. Subject - "Does the Bible and Philosophy teacch the doctrine that man is immortal?" Affirmative, Rev. J.S. Loveland; Negative, Rev. Mr. Hemmingway. From the acknowledged ability of these two gentlemen, we doubt not the discussion will be one of unusual interest.
94. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: Russia and the United States. At the very moment when a fanatical and deluded portion of our people are attempting to destroy then country, because Slavery cannot rule free labor, the other great slave power of the world is abolishing the whole system of slavery throughout its vast dominions. On Sunday, January 13th, serfdom was killed in Russia. The serfs were emancipated and made free men. Why should we peril our vitality to perpetuate an institution that even Russia discards?
95. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: The Connecticut Register for 1861, has been published by Brown & Gross of Hartford, and is now ready for delivery. Copies may be had of James Walden.
96. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: Mr. Meriman, collector of the port of Georgetown, S.C., and his deputy have been arrested on a charge of high treason against the State of South Carolina. Mr. Merriman had written a letter to Mr. Buchanan, giving information touching the progress of the insurgents at that place. He also cleared vessels in the name of the United States, and promised to do it in future.
97. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: Wm. H. Wood, Agent, importer, wholesale & retail dealer in Hardware, Cutlery, Nails, Shovels, Joiners' Tools, Builders' Trimmings, Cotton and Woolen Manufacturers' Supplies. ____ basement of Bassett's Block, Willimantic, Connecticut.
98. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: New Hardware Store! The undersigned would respectfully inform the citizens of Willimantic and vicinity, that he has opened two large and commodious Rooms in the Basement of Bassett's Block, for the purpose of carrying on the Hardware Business, where can be found at all times an extensive assortment of Hardware, Joiners' Tools, Agricultural Implements, Files, Tacks, Screws, Brads, Cooper and Iron Rivets, Bolts, Nuts and Washers, Builders' Trimmings, Table and Pocket Cutlery, axes, trowels, hammers, shovels, hoes, spades, forks, self heating and sad irons, baskets for family and mill use, of all sizes, brushes, nail, cattle rope, cord, twine &c. &c., and a great variety of other goods usually kept in a hardware store. Manufacturers' Supplies. Leather belting, picker and lace leather, calf and sheep roll skins, belt leather, shuttles, loom picker wire, harness hooks, ring travelers, cotton cords for bands, oilers, tape, &c., and a great variety of other goods used by manufacturers, too numerous to mention. Having, as we do, an advantage in buying for cash, of the Manufacturers, we are enabled to sell at prices that defies all competition, and we shall endeavor to keep at all times an extensive assortment of the above named goods, in quality and price second to none. Respectfully, Wm. H. Wood, Agent. A share of the public patronage is respectfully solicited. Willimantic, Jan. 18th, 1861.
99. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: Marriages.
In Norwich, 13th inst., James McCord and Lizzie M. Derby
100. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: Deaths.
In Willimantic, 13th inst., Charlie W., only son of Emery and Delia Bishop, aged 1 year and 2 months.
In Quincey, Ill., Jan. 4th, at the residence of his son-in-law, Dr. F.G. Stanley, Mr. Philetus Perkins, formerly of Windham, Scotland Society, aged 80 years and 4 months.
101. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: For Sale. The subscriber offers for sale his Farm, situated about two miles south of Willimantic village, in the town of Windham. Said Farm consists of 142 acres of good Land, under good cultivation, well divided into Mowing, Pasture, and Plow land, with from 30 to 40 acres of valuable Wood. One the Farm are a two story frame house, large Barn, and other suitable out buildings. A good stream of water, sufficient to drive a mill, or the water could be drawn off, and leave a fine meadow for raising cranberries. For further particulars inquire of the subscriber on the premises. Henry Young. Windham, Jan. 18, 1861.
102. TWJ Fri Jan 18, 1861: Commissioners' Notice. District of Thompson, Probate Court, January 12th, 1861. Assigned Estate of William R. Case, & James R. Case, partners in business under the name and firm of William R. Case, of Thompson in said District. The Court of Probate for the District of Thompson, hath limited and allowed two months from the date hereof, for the creditors of said Estate, represented insolvent, in which to exhibit their claims thereto; and has appointed Asbury Nichols and George W. Buck, of said Thompson, Commissioners to receive and examine said claims. Certified by Talcott Crosby, Judge. The subscribers give notice that they shall meet at the store of said Assignors, in said Thompson, on the 11th day of February and 9th day of March, A.D. 1861, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon on each of said days, for the purpose of attending to the business of said appointment. Asbury Nichols, George W. Buck, Commissioners.
103. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: The immediate danger of collision between the southern revolutionists and the general government seems to be over. The leaders of secession, finding the free states determined that the Union shall not be thus violently broken up, and ready to back up that determination with any required force, have taken counsel of prudence, and will attempt to restrain the ardor of the mob at their command. They have already induced South Carolina to forego her design of attacking Fort Sumpter, and will probably be able to hold back the revolutionists in Florida and Alabama from any further warlike demonstrations. Jeff Davis, who is the acknowledged military leader of the secessionists, counsels peace until Lincoln's inauguration at least. He is said to have told the South Carolinians that an assault on Fort Sumpter would involve a great sacrifice of life and be unsuccessful. South Carolina was also informed by the secession leaders in the other states that they could not sustain her in making war upon the general government, and that if she persisted in it she must do it at her own risk. These motives were influential, and Col. Hayne will remain at Washington to watch the course of events and keep Gov. Pickens posted. A letter from an officer at Fort Sumpter, states that after Gov. Pickens' demand for a surrender on the 11th, Major Anderson called a council of war. It was unanimously voted "never."
104. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: Thomas Beckwith, a man of intemperate habits, was found frozen to death on Sunday morning, 13th inst., in a house occupied by himself and daughter, in Windham Centre.
105. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: Quite an extensive sleighing party from Chaplin, passed through our village on Tuesday last, who seemed bent on having a good time. We counted thirty-seven sleighs as they passed our office, and understood that more brought up the rear afterwards. Fine weather for sleighing, and fine sleighing just now.
106. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: Rev. J.S. Loveland will lecture in the Spiritualist Church next Sunday afternoon and evening, at 1 and 6 1-2 o'clock.
107. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: The Secession of Georgia. The terms upon which Georgia has seceded, preserving the postal and revenue laws, and retaining the officers of the United States, have excited much comment. This course is calculated, if not intended, to draw off the trade of South Carolina, and build up Savannah to the ruin of Charleston, which has already sacrificed all her foreign commerce, and is fast losing the domestic trade. This sham is likely to provoke much irritation in South Carolina, as she was urged on by Mr. Toombs and others, who are now profiting by her precipitancy. Mr. Iverson, who was so very hot for secession, yet retains his seat in the Senate, though Georgia has nominally retired.
108. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: A young couple, named Calvin Wilber and Jennie Graham, were sliding down hill together, at Baltic, 18th inst., when they ran into a stone wall. Wilbur was dangerously hurt about the head, and Miss Graham was severely injured.
109. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: Calvin Wooding for violating the liquor law in Putnam, has been punished with a fine and costs, amounting to $30.
110. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: Miss Araminta Kinne was knocked down and severely injured by a passing sled, in Norwich on Thursday evening, 17th.
111. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: The wife of John S. Williams of Torrington, presented her husband with the fifteenth pledge on New Year's morning.
112. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: Mr. Hiram Shaw an old resident of Stonington, died suddenly on Tuesday morning. He had been conversing with his wife a few moments before his death, and had appeared to be perfectly well.
113. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: The donation party given to Rev. Mr. Lyon of Baltic, last week, was a very pleasant social gathering, besides being pecuniarily successful. The amount received in donations was about $100.
114. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: The following is a list of federal property that has been seized, showing the time of its seizure, the location of the forts their cost war garrison and number of guns: Dec. 27. South Carolina seized Fort Moultrie, cost $75,000, 300 men, 54 guns; Castle Pinckey, $43,000, 100 men, 25 guns; and the revenue cutter William Aiken. Dec. 30. South Carolina seized the U.S. Arsenal at Charleston. Jan. 2. Georgia seized Fort Pulaski, Savannah, $923,000, 800 men, 150 guns; Fort Jackson, Savannah, $80,000, 79 men, 14 guns; and the U.S. Arsenal at Savannah. Jan. 2. North Carolina seized Fort Macom, Beaufort, $460,000, 300 men, 61 guns; and the U.S. Arsenal at Fayetteville. Jan. 4. Alabama seized Fort Morgan, Mobile, $1,212,000, 700 men, 132 guns; and the U.S. Arsenal at Mobile. Jan. 8. North Carolina seized Fort Johnson Wilmington, $5000, 60 men, 10 guns; Fort Caswell, Oak Island, $571,000, 400 men, 81 guns. Jan. 10. Florida seized Fort McRae, Pensacola, $84,000, 650 men, 150. Jan. 11. Louisiana seized Fort Pike, Rigolets, $472,000, 300 men, 48 guns; Fort St. Philip, Mouth Mississippi, $143,000, 200 men, 124 guns; Fort Jackson, Mouth Miss. $827,000, 500 men, 150 guns; Fort Macomb, Chief Montear, $447,000, 300 men, 49 guns; and the U.S. Arsenal at Baton Rouge. Jan. 12. Florida seized Fort Baraucas, Pensacola, $315,000, 250 men, 49 guns. The Star of the West was fired into, Jan. 9, and the steamer Marion was seized on the 10th and returned on the 11th. The aggregate cost of the public property thus seized is not far from six millions of dollars to say nothing of the navy yard the arsenals, and the revenue cutter Aiken.
115. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: Orris S. Ferry, the member of the House from the 4th Congressional District of Connecticut, has written an address to the people of that District, explaining why he could not concur in the report of the Committee of 33. He closes as follows: "I would very gladly do all in my power to restore peace to our distracted country. I have conceded to the very verge of principle, and there I must stop. Every concession has been answered from the booming of cannon from Fort Moultrie upon the flag of my country, with the marching of hostile forces upon the forts of Gulf, and with the planting of hostile batteries upon the banks of the Mississippi. If we have a Government, it seems to me that the time has come to ascertain its strength.
116. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: Adjutant General's Office, Hartford, January 17, 1861. A spirit of disloyalty to our National Union has manifested itself in a determination to decide upon constitutional rights, without resorting to judicial tribunals; in resolutions of State Legislatures and State Conventions which deny that allegiance is due the Federal Government from citizens of those States; in an attack upon a vessel sailing with United States troops under the flag of our country; in seizing and holding custom houses, arsenals and forts; and in a spirit which dictate the course to be pursued by Federal officers, and which justifies resistance to their authority. When there is evidence of designs to subvert the Government; when reason gives way to passion, and order yields to anarchy; the civil power must fall back upon the Military for support, and rest upon this arm of national defense for aid in protecting the property and person of the citizen, in enforcing the laws, and in maintaining the pubic peace. As the active services of the Militia may soon be required for the purposes above indicated, the Commander-in-Chief would call their attention to the importance of filling up their ranks by enlistments, of a careful inspection of their arms and equipments, of perfecting themselves in drill and discipline, and of being ready to render such service as any exigency may demand. Major General Thomas Guyer, will promulgate these orders in the division. By order of William A. Buckingham, Commander-in-Chief. Joseph D. Williams, Adjutant General.
117. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: Marriages.
In Willimantic, 13th inst., by Rev. L.W. Blood, Mr. Levi M. Brown and Miss Ellen M. Burlingame, both of Willimantic.
In Windham, 20th inst., by Rev. S.J. Horton, Mr. Thomas Brown of Colchester, and Mrs. Susan Melver of Willimantic.
In Rose, Astabula co., Ohio, Jan. 1st, by Rev. J.S. Green, Mr. Thomas Rankin of Pitsburgh, Pa., and Miss Abbey Jane Olmstead.
118. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: Deaths.
In Windham, 14th inst., Thomas Beckwith, aged 68 years.
In S. Coventry, 10th inst., Mr. Jesse Woodworth, aged 67 years.
In Chaplin, 17th inst., Mehitable Palmer, aged 77 years.
In Mansfield, 23d inst., Mrs. Rhoda Perkins, aged 90 years.
In Coventry, 13th inst., Lucy Y. Payne, aged 37 years.
In Columbia, 17th inst., Ellen C. Collins, aged 19 years.
In Columbia, 19th inst., Clara Ida Richardson, aged 2 years and 8 months.
In Hampton, 21st inst., Clarisa F. Robinson, aged 46 years.
In Coventry, [looks like 22 or 23d] inst., Mary F. Morgan, aged 3 years and 5 months.
In Coventry, 22d inst., Henry Clayton Wright, aged 3 ½ months.
In Willimantic, 13th inst., Charlie W., only son of Emery and Delia Bishop, aged 1 year and 2 mo's.
In Willimantic, 18th inst., Emmie I., only child of Emery and Delia Bishop, aged 3 years and 5 mo's.
119. TWJ Fri Jan 26, 1861: Commissioners' Notice. District of Thompson, Probate Court, January 12th, 1861. Assigned Estate of William R. Case, of Thompson, in said District. The Court of Probate for the District of Thompson, hath limited and allowed two months from the date hereof, for the creditors of said Estate, represented insolvent, in which to exhibit their claims thereto; and has appointed Asbury Nichols and George W. Buck, of said Thompson, Commissioners to receive and examine said claims. Certified by Talcott Crosby, Judge. The subscribers give notice that they shall meet at the store of said Assignor, in said Thompson, on the 11th day of February and 9th day of March, A.D. 1861 at 1 o'clock in the afternoon on each of said days, for the purpose of attending to the business of said appointment. Asbury Nichols, George W. Buck, Commissioners.
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