Tues Aug 5 1879: To Rent. Cheap tenements to rent. Enquire of D.F. Terry, Willimntic, Conn.
2378. Tues Aug 5 1879: Local Items.
Holman's milk team ran away on Saturday morning and scattered things generally on Main street.
The Willimantic Farmers Club will meet at the house of J.A. Lewis on Saturday, Aug. 9, to make arrangements for the Annual fair.
The case of E.B. Sumner Esq. against the executors of the John C. Shea estate, was appealed by Mr. Sumner on Saturday without trial.
Miss Nellie Gavigan has moved down stairs in Cranston block, and Dr. Jacobs has moved his office into the vacancy up stairs. The Dr. has moved his residence to Church street.
Rev. W.H.H. Murray has spent too much money. His farm is mortgaged heavily, and lately the officers of the law have attached all his horses and other property that they could find for his debts.
A special train will be run to Hartford next Sunday, starting at 8 o'clock, for the accommodation of those who may wish to attend the consecration of Rev. Lawrence McMahon as Bishop of the Hartford diocese. Return tickets $1.
Two young men hired a horse of Maxwell Bros. on Sunday and drove to Norwich where they suffered horsewreck. They came home on the cars yesterday morning, bringing with them one spoke from the wagon, which was about all that was left of one wheel.
Prof. Austin Seymour is doing some artistic stencil work on the walls of Franklin hall to-day.
A Boston fresco painter is at work on the rooms in Mr. J.M. Reid's new house on South Main street.
2379. Tues Aug 5 1879: The thunder storm on Sunday was not severe in this part of the state, but parts of Tolland and Hartford counties suffered severely from the wind, rain and lightning. In Vernon, crops were destroyed and four buildings burned on the farm of the late Asa Fuller. Several buildings were struck by lightning in the vicinity of Hartford.
2380. Tues Aug 5 1879: J.H. Gray, our Bill Poster will publish his Camp Meeting Advertiser on camp meeting week as usual. The edition this year will be larger than usual, and a large amount of advertising patronage has already been secured. Properly distributed--as it doubtless will be, this little sheet cannot fail to be a valuable advertising medium.
2381. Tues Aug 5 1879: A new danger now threatens American workingmen. Fourteen families of Icelanders recently landed in New York, and started to found a colony in Minnesota. The Icelanders like the Chinese are an industrious, frugal people, accustomed to hard labor and small wages, with few luxuries. These families are the first of these people who ever came to our shores to settle.
2382. Tues Aug 5 1879: At the meeting of the Reform Society last week, the following officers were elected: President, George E. Bean; Vice Presidents, E.F. Reed, O.B. Smith, Samuel Drysdale; Secretary and Treasurer, J.A. Conant; Prudential Committee, Geo. Smith, O.B. Smith, Thomas Aurelio; Chaplain, James Schofield; Chorister, O.B. Smith; Organist, Miss Gertie Perkins. The society holds a temperature prayer meeting at 5 o'clock every Sunday.
2383. Tues Aug 5 1879: William H. Huntington, who is in Tolland jail, awaiting trial for horse stealing, took bedbug poison last week to kill himself. He told some of the prisoners what he had done, and a physician was summoned, who found that Huntington had taken an overdose, and was not likely to die. Last year when arrested for horse-stealing he took laudanum, and lived to steal another day. If he was born to be hung, he might as well give up trying to poison himself. If he will go out west and steal a horse, he will not need any poison.
2384. Tues Aug 5 1879: A family on Walnut street are troubled with cockroaches. The other evening, the head of the house went down in the basement without a light, and tipped over a dish of huckleberries which stood on the table. In the moonlight, he mistook the berries rolling on the floor, for roaches, and began stamping on them. His feet were eminently fitted for the work, and when he went up stairs, he told his wife that he had killed as many as a hundred cockroaches down stairs. She took the light and went down, and found that he had mashed a whole quart of berries on the carpet. Tableau!
2385. Tues Aug 5 1879: Andover Atoms.
The Ladies' society met last Wednesday afternoon with Mrs. S.H. Daggett. There was a goodly number out, and they enjoyed themselves well.
The funeral of Mrs. Harriet Bill took place at Mrs. Gurley Phelps' last Thursday. The exercises were conducted by Rev. B.F. Chapman and Rev. W.C. Walker of this place. A large number of people was present.
The William Prentice and family are spending the time quite pleasantly with Mr. Prentice's father.
Mrs. F. Bingham with her son of Cleveland, Ohio, is on a visit to her home in the place.
The Baptist church choir is making great progress, and is giving the people some good music in the form of duets and solos on the Sabbath. The choir is under the management of Mr. S.H. Daggett and Mrs. N.B. Remington, formerly a prominent singer in New Britain. She has a fine, well-cultivated voice, which adds much to the singing in this place.
2386. Tues Aug 5 1879: Liberty Hill Lines.
We have been visited by thieves for a time past, several in the neighborhood have lost articles. Mr. Geo. Segar lost a harness, a blanket and an umbrella was taken from Elisha Avery. Others have lost clothes from the line, and articles entirely worthless. But now we are in hopes to have a rest, as the birds are caged.
Some of the neighboring hen-coops have been visited by foxes. Mr. Wm. Gates lost 14 at one time.
Miss Frank Shaffer of West Winsted is visiting friends in this vicinity.
Ella Kingsley who has been ill the past spring and summer, is gaining slowly.
2387. Tues Aug 5 1879: Mansfield Mites.
The Williams' silk mill at Gurleyville, which was started up about a fortnight ago, is running one-half machinery in the spinning department. H.M. Cady, recently in the employ of Messrs. Downs & Adams, Boston Highlands, is running the mill. The silk is colored and finished at Boston.
Great depredations have been made among the fowls belonging to Mr. Clark, and Mr. Dimock shot the intruder, which proved to be a raccoon weighing nearly 25 lbs. The wily animal had killed about 125 chickens.
The recent gale completely wrecked the barn belonging to Mr. Minot.
A manuscript has been prepared by the pastor of the Congregational church comprising a list of the pastors from the organization of the church, with the dates of their settlement and dismission, the rules of the church, the confession of faith, and church covenant. The pastor read the paper to the church last Sabbath, after which they voted to adopt it as a church manual, and also voted the committee of preparation, viz.: Rev. N. Beach, Lyman Barrows, and Dea. E.P. Conant, a committee to supervise the printing of the same. The manual will soon be issued from the steam press of W.F. Hanks of this town.--Stafford Press.
2388. Tues Aug 5 1879: Pleasant Valley Prunings.
Mr. and Mrs. Dwight H. Perkins of Brooklyn, New York are stopping with Mrs. S.E. Humphrey.
Last winter the Willimantic Farmers' Club voted to invite the State Board of Agriculture to meet at Willimantic. The invitation has been accepted, and the meeting will take place in December. It is an honor to any community to have this honorable body meet with them. Let Willimantic people give them a hearty welcome. The board is now organized as follows: Official list--Gov. Andrews, pres.; E.H. Hyde, vice pres,; T.S. Gold, sec'y.; Nathan Hart, treas.; Prof. S.I. Smith, Entomologist; Prof. W.H. Brower, botanist; Prof. S.W. Johnson, chemist; P.M. Augur, pomologist; E.H. Hyde, T.S. Gold, H.L. Stewart, commissioners of diseases of domestic animals.
2389. Tues Aug 5 1879: Scotland Squibs.
Joseph Ensworth has opened the thrashing season. He has six machines ready for business, with eighteen horses, and eighteen men. We expect that he will monopolize the grain thrashing in Eastern Conn.
There was an after-haying clam chowder party at Mr. C.H. Pendleton's on Saturday. About 75 attended.
Capt. Messenger and family expect to remove to Brooklyn, N.Y. in a few days. The family will be greatly missed by the hosts of friends whom they have made during their residence here.
2390. Tues Aug 5 1879: Village Hill Varieties.
There are a number sick in the place. Among them are Mr. William Tew's son, who lies very low. Also Miss Hattie Jordan, who has been a sufferer for nearly three years, from hip disease. There are a number of others quite sick.
May Gilbransen a little girl 8 years old received a severe cut on the leg a few days since, by falling on a scythe. It was dressed by Dr. Card, but it is very painful.
2391. Tues Aug 5 1879: Died.
Bill--In Andover, July 29, Harriet Bill, aged 60.
Squires--In Mansfield, Aug. 3, Abby A. Squires.
Hills--In Bolton, Aug. 1st, M.A.G. Hills aged 74.
Randall--In Willimatnic, Aug. 3, Homer P., son of Chas. T. Randall, aged 2 mos.
Walker--In Willimantic, Aug. 3, Mrs. A.T. Walker, aged 38.