Tues Sep 2 1879: Auction. Will be sold at public auction, unless previously disposed of, on Wednesday, September 24, the Farm owned by H.M. Kingsbury, and known as the "Geo. Pomeroy" farm. Said farm is situated in N. Coventry, across the street from the meeting house, and contains eighty acres of land, consisting of mowing, pasture, wood and plow land. The improvements consist of a two-story brick house with ell containing 16 or 18 rooms, two barns 30x40 feet with sheds annexed, 100 feet in length, wood and corn house, carriage house, hog house, etc. Also 34 acres of land known as the "Wolf Meadow" consisting of mowing, pasture, and plow land, three miles from said farm. To anyone who wants a good farm at a low price, in a good neighborhood and society, this is an opportunity that is seldom equaled. Coventry, August 26, 1879.
2442. Tues Sep 2 1879: Local Items.
Mr. Ivan Culverhouse is spending a few weeks in Pittsfield, Mass.
Mr. J.H. Morrison has a situation in the shop of the Holland Mfg. Co.
Mr. M.M. Potter is selling spring beds in New London county for Wm. C. Cargel.
Mrs. B.D. Crandall has our thanks for a large bouquet of gladiolas sent us this morning.
The colored brethren had a dance at Music Hall, South Windham, on Thursday night.
A new boiler and a quantity of machinery for Wm. H. Latham & Co.'s shop arrived last week.
Charlie Randall started for Nebraska last night. If the country suits him he will make that state his home.
W.N. Potter has been taking salt air at Martha's Vineyard for a few days.
Edward Foran, a young man employed as switchman at the depot, had his leg caught between the cars on Friday and badly bruised.
September has come, and oysters may now be eaten with safety, no matter if the thermometer stands at 100 degrees at midnight in the shade.
2443. Tues Sep 2 1879: Rev. G.W. Holman was called away on Friday by the illness of his brother, and his pulpit was occupied on Sunday by Rev. Frank Thompson of Windham.
2444. Tues Sep 2 1879: The Windham C.M. Co. is moving the bank wall between the Superintendents house and Geo. Harrington's store, several feet to bring it out to the street line.
2445. Tues Sep 2 1879: The Willimantic Linen Co. will be represented at the Industrial exhibition in Cincinnati this month. Mr. James Harries, machinist is already on the ground, and the usual complement of ladies will go this week.
2446. Tues Sep 2 1879: Mr. L.P. Ormsby of this village spent last week at work on the N.Y. & N.E. railroad bridge over the Connecticut river near Hartford. The bridge is to be strengthened by the addition of spring arches ten inches in thickness, made of plank.
2447. Tues Sep 2 1879: William Hollenbeck hired a horse of Geo. Parks on Sunday to go to Westchester, a distance of about 20 miles. He returned about 11 o'clock p.m. with the horse badly marked with the whip, and covered with bruises, while blood was flowing from the wounds. Hollenbeck was arrested and the case was adjourned to Thursday.
2448. Tues Sep 2 1879: The Trial of Rev. H.H. Hayden, for the murder of Mary Stannard at Rockland, Conn. (one year ago), will begin between Sept. 9th, and Oct. 1st, will undoubtedly occupy from six to eight weeks time, at which the best legal and scientific talent of the State will be engaged. The Shore Line Times, published at New Haven, Conn., will publish a verbatim report of the trial, in its regular issues, and will mail to any address, free of postage, from the beginning to the close of the trial, for 25 cents. Postage stamps may be sent.
2449. Tues Sep 2 1879: Messrs. Harris & Gray, agents are making preparations to open a branch of the Albany Laundry in H. C. Hall's building on Main street. A professional polisher has been engaged, and it is the intention of the agents to do as good work as can be done in Troy, Hartford or Albany. The laundry will be open for business on Monday, Sept. 8.
2450. Tues Sep 2 1879: Andover Atoms.
Mr. Albert Lyman was out to church last Sunday for the first time since his late severe illness. The prospect of his complete recovery to health is a matter for congratulation and thankfulness. Mrs. Lyman accompanied her husband, and her assistance in the choir was highly appreciated.
Missionary W.C. Walker is laboring in Winsted, with the view of organizing a new Baptist church. The prospect is encouraging. A Bible and prayer service is held at his house every Tuesday evening with good effect.
Miss Sarah Hathaway, who has for the last two weeks been visiting at Rev. B.F. Chapman's, left town for her home in Suffield last Thursday.
Mrs. W.C. Walker has arrived home from her visit to the seaside, much refreshed and invigorated.
Mr. Edward Reed is to have his house shingled and oiled over. The work will be done by Messrs. David Post and George Gardner of this place.
The Baptist Ladies' Society will meet with Miss Elizabeth Hendie, Wednesday, Sept. 3. A good attendance is desired.
Mr. N.U. Hutchinson has moved into Mr. L. Porter's house.
Mr. Hayes of Hartford is in town visiting friends and is the guest of Mr. W.C. Walker.
2451. Tues Sep 2 1879: Scotland Squibs.
Geo. Stanton, who has been at work on one of Joseph Ensworth's thrashing machines, while thrashing in Hampton last week attempted to set a shoe on a horse without taking the animal out of the power. The horse fell on him and inflicted severe injuries. He was taken to the house near by, from which he has not been able to be removed.
Rev. Henry B. Meade, of Westbrook, Me., one of our former residents, was in town last week.
Rev. A.A. Hurd returned to town last week and occupied his pulpit last Sunday.
Mr. Frank Cary has returned to Scotland, and will occupy a part of Mr. J.B. Bacon's house, and engage in business with Mr. A.M. Clark for the present.
Mr. John Frink's famliy have been in town for a few days. They expect to spend several weeks in the country, while the head of the family keeps bachelor's hall at home in Woonsocket, R.I.
Mr. N.D. Fisher of New York has been visiting in town for a few days.
Mrs. J.B. Bacon and Miss Addie Bacon returned from a visit to Monson, Mass. last week.
2452. Tues Sep 2 1879: Died.
Jordan--In Lebanon, Sept. 1, Hattie S. Jordan, aged 22.
Walbridge--In Willimantic, Aug. 22, Henry H. Walbridge.