Tues Jul 22 1879: Local Items.
D.A. Oneill is advertised to speak at Fenwick grove on Thursday.
Huckleberries and milk is the favorite delicacy of the season just now.
The Misses Merley have closed up their millinery establishment on Union street.
Rev. Frank Thompson of Windham preached at the Congregational church on Sunday.
One of the oldest persons in this county,--Eunice Douglass, died at Ashford yesterday.
Franklin hall is to be refitted with new scenery, new paint, and new fresco by artist Gavitt.
The wind on Wednesday unroofed Mr. Marvin Burnham's barn at Windham, but it did not remain without a roof long.
2335. Tues Jul 22 1879: Mrs. N.W. Leavitt has been ill with malarial fever in Ohio for some weeks. She is expected home as soon as she is able to travel.
2336. Tues Jul 22 1879: Rev. A.J. Church of this village and Dan. Lee of Norwich are carrying on a lively personal discussion in the columns of Cooley's Weekly.
2337. Tues Jul 22 1879: Daniel Dannahey was drowned in the river below the stone bridge last Wednesday. A jury of inquest rendered a verdict of accidental drowning.
2338. Tues Jul 22 1879: Mr. James Martin, who has recently moved to town from Chaplin is erecting a fine residence on Bridge street. Wm. H. Latham & Co. have the contract for the woodwork.
2339. Tues Jul 22 1879: Mr. J. West and wife, and Mrs. W. C. Lyman with her three children let for Lincoln, Nebraska last Monday, where Mr. Lyman is engaged in building, and all intend to make that city their home.
2340. Tues Jul 22 1879: A.W. Allen, the well-known shoemaker, so long located in the Citizen's grocery, has moved his shop to Kenyon's building, next door above the National house, where he will be pleased to see all his old customers, and some new ones. Good honest work at low prices is his motto.
2341. Tues Jul 22 1879: The Union Bucket Co. has moved its office from Church to Centre street, into Hyde Kinglsey's lumber office. This change gives the company more commodious quarters at a smaller rent.
2342. Tues Jul 22 1879: Wm. H. Latham & Co. are preparing to put in steam power at their shop on Spring street. The shop is to be raised, making a good basement room, and an addition built to make room for new machinery.
2343. Tues Jul 22 1879: Dr. Church and family go to Martha's Vineyard this week for a few weeks sojourn by the sea, and the renewal of the many pleasant friendships which a dozen summers there have formed. It is a place of warm and tender unison among the sojourners.
2344. Tues Jul 22 1879: Charley Underwood has opened a new grocery store in Bingham's block on Church street. Mr. Underwood has had an extensive experience in the business with M. Johnson and knows what the people want, and will try and furnish it. He has a good stock of groceries and is ready to receive orders.
2345. Tues Jul 22 1879: A young gentleman while taking a walk on Valley street last Sunday, took out his last cigar with the intension of having a smoke. Before lighting it, he jokingly offered it to a lady companion, who immediately accepted the treat, and smoked the whole cigar before his eyes. She was not accustomed to smoking, but stoutly affirmed that she was not sick--"not a bit."
2346. Tues Jul 22 1879: Last Wednesday was a warm day, before the shower, which lowered the temperature twenty degrees in fifteen minutes. During the shower, hail stones fell in the village an inch in diameter. Many of the hail stones were as smooth as eggs and about the same shape. The wind blew a gale, but did not do much damage in the village. Outside, many trees were uprooted and some buildings blown over. The lightning entered the Sodom mill of Willimantic Linen Co. and set it on fire. The fire was extinguished without damage. Considerable damage from lightning is reported in neighboring towns. The storm extended for a long distance and did much damage. Northampton, Mass. suffered severely, in Fitchburg, Pittsfield, Worcester and Boston shade trees and buildings were blown down and several persons killed and wounded.
2347. Tues Jul 22 1879: The sad death of young Flyn last evening, is another startling comment on the almost universal practice of fooling with fire arms. One can scarcely take up a daily paper without seeing an account of one or more of these accidents. Be careful, careful, careful in handling deadly weapons!
2348. Tues Jul 22 1879: Two sons of Barney Flyn of this village aged about 12 and 10 years were in the silk mill at Conantville on Sunday, when Peter, the elder boy took down a pistol from a shelf and commenced snapping it for fun. A single cartridge was left in the pistol and it discharged, and the large 42 calibre bullet entered the smaller boy's head. The bullet entered under the ear and came out on the opposite side above the shoulder, inflicting a wound from which the little fellow died last evening.
2349. Tues Jul 22 1879: At the annual meeting of the corporation of the Dime Savings Bank, held Wednesday, the 16th inst., the following officers were elected for the ensuing year: President--Silas F. Loomer; Vice Presidents--Ansel Arnold, James M. Johnson, Porter B. Peck, James G. Martin, James E. Murray; Secretary and Treasurer--C.P. Hempstead; Executive Committee--S.F. Loomer, Ansel Arnold, James Walden, John M. Hall, C.P. Hempstead; Auditors--W.H. Osborn, A.T. Fowler. The report of the Treasurer showed the affairs of the Bank to be in a hgihly prosperous condition.
2350. Tues Jul 22 1879: Columbia Clippings.
E.D. Lewis recently lost 27 young turkeys by poisoning from eating potatoe bugs killed with Paris green.
Mr. & Mrs. A.D. Dewey of Portland, Me., Mr. & Mrs. E. Richardson of Addison, N.Y., and other summer visitors are in town.
Miss Clara E. Sawyer and Miss Elizee Hutchins, teachers in the Rockville schools, are spending their vacation at home in this town.
2351. Tues Jul 22 1879: Scotland Squibs.
The storm last Wednesday was the most severe that we have experienced for many years. Much damage was done on Pudding Hill by the wind, and in other parts of the town, many trees were blown over. Mrs. Flint, on Parrish Hill had a valuable cow killed by lightning. Mrs. Wm. Gates, living on the Thomas Webb place received a severe shock from the lightning. The rain fell in torrents during the continuance of the storm, but little or no hail was seen in this town.
Rev. Mr. Jones of Franklin preached at the Congregational church last Sunday by exchange with Rev. A. A. Hurd.
Mr. Charles Robinson and family of Hartford are spending a few days in town.
The annual salt water excursion to New London Harbor will probably take place August 11. Mr. A.W. Maine will go to New London this week to engage a cottage and make other necessary arrangements.
Mrs. N.D. Fisher received an addition to her lameness last week by slipping on the doorstep at Mrs. Davison's.
Scotland station has been discontinued as a regular stopping place for trains, therefore our popular station agent, Dennis Murphy is out of a job. Dennis has been a faithful servant of the company and of the public. He was one of the most accommodating officials on the line, and was always ready to take any amount of pains and trouble to please passengers. We presume that he will purchase a farm and settle down to private life.
There was quite a family reunion at Mr. William Palmer's last Saturday.
Dr. Bromley from Newark is rusticating at Mr. John P. Gager's.
Mrs. Mary E. Murphy of Putnam was in town visiting last week.
2352. Tues Jul 22 1879: Canterbury.
A horse barn on the Marshall Smith place in Canterbury was struck by lightning last Wednesday and burned. The house which stands close by, was saved by the exertions of the neighbors.
Rev. A. Hetrick, for the past three years pastor of the Congregational church has departed for Kansas City to occupy a position as principal of an academy.
Mrs. Marcus F. Eaton died suddenly at the residenceof her son L.F. Eaton on the Plain last week.
Mr. Rufus Baldwin has sold his house and lot in this village to Mr. Simon Button.
Miss Ruth Sanger has returned from a visit to Scotland.
Misses Olive Sanger and Frances E. Palmer have returned from a three-weeks trip to Niantic.
Mr. H.H. Hatch, the well-known violinist is taking exercise at haying, at Starr Burlingame's in the North part of the town.
Mr. & Mrs. Marshall Smith have just returned from a visit to their son. Mr. L.E. Smith at Rockville.
2353. Tues Jul 22 1879: A six-year-old child of John Hayes was killed by the cars at North Manchester last Tuesday. People cannot be too careful about walking on the railroad track.
2354. Tues Jul 22 1879: Thomas S. North, late station agent at Turnerville has been promoted, and is now agent at Portland station. Frank Leaman of Middletown has taken Mr. North's place at Turnerville.
2355. Tues Jul 22 1879: Chastine Cox, the murderer of Mrs. Hull of New York, after an unusual brief trial, was found guilty of murder in the first degree, and on Thursday evening was sentenced to be hung on the 29th of August.
2356. Tues Jul 22 1879: The President of the Philadelphia & Reading railroad has issued an order in which he says:--"Any superintendent or boss who may be found unjustly discriminating in the employment of men in favor of his relatives, or in favor of any particular party, nationality, religion or association, shall be summarily dismissed from the service."
2357. Tues Jul 22 1879: The yellow fever has broken out afresh at Memphis. Ten new cases were reported on Sunday and many more yesterday. All who are able to leave the city have gone, crowding every means of transportation out of the city. It is said that it will be impossible to reduce the population of the city below 10,000, and the prospect is a dreary one for those who are compelled to remain.
2358. Tues Jul 22 1879: Henry Palmer, of the firm of Jarrett & Palmer died in England last Saturday of inflammation of the bladder.
2359. Tues Jul 22 1879: Married.
Hood-Johnson--In Willimantic, July 17, by Rev. Dr. Church, Joseph B. Hood and Miss Sarah Ida Johnson, all of Willimantic.
2360. Tues Jul 22 1879: Died.
Lincoln--At North Windham, July 14. Sumner A., infant son of Edward S. & Mary S. Lincoln.
Douglass--In Ashford, July 21, Eunice Douglass, aged 96.