Tues Jul 1 1879: Wanted--A Girl to assist at general housework in a small family. A Protestant preferred. Address Box 227, Willimantic, Conn.
2298. Tues Jul 1 1879: Local Items.
Jos. Hayes has his usual stock of small fireworks for the Fourth.
E.C. Potter has broken ground for a new house on South Main street.
Rev. G.W. Holman of the Baptist church preached at the Congregational church on Sunday morning.
Cross is using for ice cream, this year, solid Alderney cream from N. P. Perkins' farm, and making a better article than ever before.
Mr. Lewis Burlingham has just returned from an extended trip through New York, Penna., Ohio, taking in the oil regions and Niagara Falls.
The Willington corrrespondent of the Leader flatters himself that there is only one Willington on earth, but there is a post office by that name in South Carolina. There is only one Willimantic post office in the U.S.
2299. Tues Jul 1 1879: Mr. N.P. Perkins has purchased a thoroughbred Jersey bull calf from the herd of Mr. Charles Bidwell of South Coventry. The strain of Mr. Bidwell's Jerseys have long been noted for their superior butter qualities, selling some seasons, to families, as high as seventy-five cents a pound.
2300. Tues Jul 1 1879: The Band of Hope will meet at Room No. 4, Bank building, this evening and on Thursday evening to rehearse some music for the Fourth. On Thursday evening Mrs. Lillie will be glad to see any children who wish to join the Band.
2301. Tues Jul 1 1879: A horse owned and drove by Mr. Townsend of Post Hill, last Saturday suddenly started on a run in the street, and after running a short distance, struck his head against the pole of the street sprinkler, breaking the pole and making a fearful wound on the horses head. The skin and flesh were stripped from one side of his head, and a large hole was shown in the bare bone near the eye. The horse was alive and able to eat at last accounts.
2302. Tues Jul 1 1879: The Natchaug school closed last week according to program. The prize reading on Thursday evening was listened to by a full house. The room and stage were handsomely adorned and decorated with evergreens and flowers, and the young ladies all read well. The committee awarded the first prize to Miss Mary M. Hayden, the second to Miss Grace L. Palmer, and gave honorable mention to the names of Miss Carrie L. Buck and Miss Hattie L. Merrow. On Friday, the committee on declamation awarded the first prize to Wilbur L. Cross, the second to Willard W. Hayden, and honorable mention of Frank C. Smith and Robert H. Alpaugh. After the graduating exercises, the Principal, Mr. J.B. Welch was presented with three books. The graduating class consisted of but four members, namely Miss Addie A. Yorke, Miss Clara Bliven, Miss Hattie L. Merrow and Mr. J.E. Lynch.
2303. Tues Jul 1 1879: Andover Atoms.
Quite a goodly number came out last Tuesday eve. at W.C. Walker's. The singing was an agreeable feature, and deserves special notice. The meeting was adjourned for one week.
Mrs. E. Hall has a peony in her yard which has one hundred buds and blossoms on it. Who can beat it?
Mr. Henry Dorrance had a croquet party last Thursday afternoon. After the game, the party was invited into the house and feasted on cake, ice cream, lemonade, etc.
The school kept by Miss Katie Forbes closed its summer term last Friday.
Efforts are being made to raise money for a picnic at Mrs. Bingham's grove on the 4th of July.
Married--June 17, John R. Gray of Vernon to Miss Nettie Sparks of Andover.
Born--On Sunday June 23, a son to Henry & Julia Ware.
2304. Tues Jul 1 1879: Coventry Chips.
District school No. 1 intermediate department, Miss Lucy M. Perkins teacher, was visited last Thursday by Mrs. Hodgeson, Mrs. Waters, Mrs. Wood, Mrs. Sweet, Mrs. Potter, M. Parker school visit, H.M. Waters and H.N. Moore. At the close of the exercises, appropriate remarks were made by Mr. Parker and Mr. Waters. On Friday the 27th the annual term of Miss Perkins school closed with success in the district where she has taught a number of years, always giving perfect satisfaction to her pupils and their parents and guardians. We learn that without doubt she will be again employed as teacher in the place she has so pleasantly filled so long and so well.
District school No. 2 South street and No. 4, Miss Josie Simmons teacher, closed Friday last. Miss Simmons has taught several years in various districts in Willington and other Towns, and she is considered one of the most excellent and successful teachers to be found in district school houses.
Doct. M.K. Brewer, and his wife of Baltic were in Town last week visiting at Mrs. J.S. Morgan's. Dr. Brewer was the first physician, and one of the first settlers in Baltic, twenty-three years since, and he has been a witness to the growth and prosperity of that large manufacturing village, the population having increased from about one hundred to about three thousand from the commencement. He is skillful in his practice of administering to the needs of the sick, and he has endeared himself to the people of Baltic and vicinity as a careful and successful family doctor. About a year since he enjoyed an excursion by steamer to Europe, where he remained four months, visiting many of the principal cities, in Scotland, England, Ireland and France, spending two weeks at the Paris exposition, and returned to America in August, much pleased with his trip across the Atlantic Ocean and very much improved in health, strength, and spirits.
2305. Tues Jul 1 1879: Pleasant Valley Prunings.
Mrs. Charles Barrows, living on the Coventry road, was made happy last Thursday by the arrival of two sisters who "came all the way from Penn. to see the baby." We have spent many months in different parts of Penn., stopping among her people whereever night overtook us, and we can bear witness to the kind hospitality of her people.
The track at Pleasant Valley Park has been in excellent condition for the past week, and if there were such a thing as wearing it out, it would surely have gone up the spout the last few days. No regular races but scrub races and foot races--we can't tell how many every day, winding up Saturday night with a foot race between Godfrey Willard, Jas. Small, Martin Burns, Daniel Dunn, John Walden and Glover Gray. A good start was made just as a smart shower struck them, which was, perhaps, no disadvantage, when we consider the heat. Willard easily won in 5:27. They all came in the order in which their names appear above. We will wager a glass of cold water that Willard can run five miles quicker than any other man or woman in Windham county.
One day last week, Mr. Arnold Warren of South Coventry, sold four of the Walter A. Wood mowing machines, and the next day his hired man, in Mr. Warren's absence sold another. [Mr. Warren advertises his goods, and as a natural consequence, sells them.--Ed.] There is no longer any question about which is the best mowing machine, unless we except the Kniffin.
2306. Tues Jul 1 1879: Scotland Squibs.
A picnic and clam bake will be held at or near Mr. Sweet's, on the Henry Greenslit farm on the 4th.
Mr. John Wood was in town over Sunday.
Masters Frank Buck and Charles Robinson have arrived in town and will spend the summer with their grandfather, Mr. Egbert Bingham.
Mr. S.S. Safford is suffering from inflammation of the eye, caused by a blow from a stick of wood.
Miss Mary Dorrance is at home for vacation.
Miss Eda Gager has returned from a trip to East Hampton.
Mrs. A.A. Hurd is at home after an absence of two weeks in Mass.
Mrs. John Hovey begins to get out once more, for the first time since her accident last winter.