Tues Sep 16 1879: Local Items
M. Johnson is selling out his fancy flower pots at cost.
H.W. Hale will remain in Willimantic a few months longer.
C.C. Crandall, owing to continued ill health has advertised his business for sale.
S.F. Loomer expects to begin laying brick on his Opera House block in a few days.
I. Sanderson has sold his trotting horse, Maintain Maid to G.H. Olmstead, of Tolland.
A house on Valley street, belonging to Rev. F. DeBruycker, started on its fourth journey a few days since.
Until within a few days, the death rate in town has been very small, but for the past week the destroyer has been busy. Several sudden deaths have occurred.
2469. Tues Sep 16 1879: Miss Edna Snow presided at the organ and furnished the musical part of the programme at the Guernellas entertainment on Saturday evening, and will officiate again tonight.
2470. Tues Sep 16 1879: N. Melony is putting up a new brick building on his premises next to Kimbel's building. He has moved a small wooden building to the spot, and is to cover it with a layer of brick.
2471. Tues Sep 16 1879: Mr. Eleazer Baldwin, a farmer from Columbia was instantly killed by a train on the Air Line railroad last Wednesday. The jury of inquest exonerated the railroad company and employees from all blame.
2472. Tues Sep 16 1879: The roaring of the Thread Mill gong on Thursday evening, startled many of our citizens, and the impression was that it was a fire alarm. But it was only calling the help to two hours extra labor to enable the company to keep up with its orders.
2473. Tues Sep 16 1879: The Prohibition Alliance held a very lively and pleasant meeting on Friday evening. The following named persons joined: A.J. Church, D.D., Geo. E. Bean, James Schofield, H.E. Conant, O.B. Griggs, M.D., Clark O. Terry, H.W. House, A.J. Lewis, J.A. Conant, F. Bean, Huber Clark Esq. Dea. W.B. Hawkins was chosen president, J.A. Conant and J.A. Lewis, vice-presidents, Geo. E. Bean, treasurer, Frank Bean, secretary.
2474. Tues Sep 16 1879: The Danielsonville Sentinel of last week had a column editorial on Republican intimidation at the mills of the Willimantic Linen Co. From the article in the Sentinel, we conclude that all the Democrats in the mills vote the Republican ticket through fear of losing their places. Just how much truth there is in the Sentinel article may be seen from the remark of one of the mill hands after reading it in our office on Saturday. He has been an employee of the company for several years and said:--"The Willimantic Linen Co. is a good company to work for. Its officers have always treated me like perfect gentlemen and I have always voted the Democratic ticket."
2475. Tues Sep 16 1879: Andover Atoms.
Communion service was held in the Baptist church last Sunday, Revs H.A. Morgan of Middletown and A.S. Lovell of this place, assisting in the exercises.
Pastor Morgan gave notice last Sunday that he intended taking a vacation for two weeks, and that his pulpit would be supplied by Rev. A. S. Lovell next Sabbath, and by Rev. B.F. Chapman on the Sabbath following.
The wall and underpinning of Mr. L.D. Post's house is finished. The work is being done by Loren Brooks of Manchester and N.W. Hutchinson of this place.
Mr. R.P. Chapman, book-keeper for James G. Batterson of Hartford is on a visit to his old home in this place.
Miss Lucy Storrs, the fashionable dressmaker on Pratt street, passed the Sabbath in town and was the guest of Rev. B.F. Chapman. She has been spending some time at Martha's Vineyard, and now returns to business refreshed and invigorated. She is driven with orders.
Mr. Eugene Thompson of this place has one hive of bees which has put out five swarms this season. Who can beat it?
Miss. Esther Miller of Bozrah spent last Sabbath in town.
Mrs. R.P. Chapman and children of Hartford arrived in town last Tuesday and are the guests of Rev. B.F. Chapman.
Mr. N.B. Remington has left town for New Britain where he has secured a situation.
The workmen of the new telegraph company have had an encampment for the past week near the residence of Mr. S.H. Daggett, but have now left for Bolton.
The Congregational ladies society met last Thursday with Mrs. Charles Johnson.
Miss Emily Hyde has left this place for Hartford to attend the High School.
The largest drove of cattle which has been seen in town for a long time, arrived last Saturday. It is said that there were 400 head.
2476. Tues Sep 16 1879: Mansfield Mites.
Mansfield is to have a new telegraph line as well as our neighboring towns. Jay Gould's American Union line runs through the Northern part of our town and the poles have been set for some days.
Rev. John Scofield of Willimantic will preach in the Methodist Ep. Church, Gurleyville, next Sabbath, Sept. 21, at 10:45. A temperance address by Geo. Bean, will be delivered in the eve. at 7 o'clock.
2477. Tues Sep 16 1879: Pleasant Valley Prunings.
Our people are very fortunate in again securing Mr. Henry Avery to teach their winter term of school.
We made a visit to the summer residence of Deacon Augustus Storrs yesterday, which was a fair in itself. The farm has now 82 head of horned cattle, all in good condition to exhibit at any fair. Quite a number of these will be exhibited at the Farmers' Club Fair next Thursday, and we hope our people will take notice of it with a view of criticizing, and we think the more you examine the stock the more you will like it. There is no doubt that next Thursday the people will have as good an opportunity of contrasting the four most prominent breeds of cattle as can be desired. Mr. Storrs will have the Shorthorns, Mr. Hyde, 7 head of Devons, Mr. Arnold Warren, the Ayrshire, and Mr. Bidwell, the Jerseys. Other thoroughbreds are entered, but the above represent herds, male and female.
We are sorry our clerk, Mr. Wm. H. Yeomans will not be with us. He is at the National Agricultural Congress, now being held at Rochester, New York.
2478. Tues Sep 16 1879: Scotland Squibs.
Rev. Frank Thompson of Windham preached an excellent sermon on the duty of contentment at the Congregational church last Sunday.
Mr. George Bingham expects to move into the Davison house this week.
Mr. William Palmer is spending a few days in Springfield, Mass.
Mrs. William Palmer and Miss Ella Palmer are visiting in Hartford.
Mr. and Mrs. H.T. Bacon are visiting in Mass.
Mrs. Lydia Safford and Master Willie Smith returned from their New York trip last Friday. They spent the greater part of their time while away, with Mr. Lewis Safford in Wyoming county, but made a flying trip to Cattaraugus county to visit Mr. Halsey Safford and family.
Lightning struck a maple tree near Mrs. Gilbert Ashley's last week Monday.
2479. Tues Sep 16 1879: A project is on foot at Colchester to place a monument on the part, in memory of Pierpont Bacon, the founder of Bacon academy.
2480. Tues Sep 16 1879: Sarah C. Whipple, for many years principal and proprietor of the Whipple Home School for Deaf Mutes at Mystic, and inventor of a mute alphabet, died on Sunday night.
2481. Tues Sep 16 1879: The Fall singing school, under the direction of J.J. Kennedy of Willimantic, opened favorably in the hall of the Catholic church, on Tuesday night last. Mr. Kennedy is quite an adept in the line of musical attainments. Those who patronize him will experience considerable profit at the end of the term. The school will continue regularly each Tuesday evening.--Rockville Leader.
2482. Tues Sep 16 1879: When Charles S. Atwood started for the South a short time since, he informed us that it was a trip for business and pleasure. The following item taken from the Macon (Ga.) Telegraph and Messenger of Sept. 4, will show where the pleasure comes in, and perhaps, the business. "Yesterday morning at Christ Church, Mr. Charles S. Atwood was married, by Rev. R.F. Jackson, Jr., to Miss Annie E. Callaway, of this city. The church was well filled with spectators. The couple was attended by Mr. Willie Turpin and Miss Lillie Masterson. The couple left on the Atlanta train for North Georgia, and will afterwards go to the North and the home of the groom in Connecticut."
2483. Tues Sep 16 1879: Died.
Labrash--In Willimantic, Sept. 9, Joseph Labrash, aged 75.
Baldwin--In Columbia, Sept. 10, Eleazer Baldwin, aged 67.
Blanchette--In Willimantic, Sept. 11, Maria D. Blanchette, aged 4 mos.
Larrabee--In Windham, Sept. 13th, Capt. Nathan F. Larrabee, aged 61.
Robinson--In Willimantic, Sept. 11th, Jerusha L. Robinson, aged 76.
Tibbetts--In Windham, Sept. 12, John M. Tibbetts, aged 82.
Moredoc--In South Windham, Sept. 1, Alva A. Mordoc, aged 7.
Delap--In Columbia, Sept. 14, Sarah C. Delap, aged 15.
2484. Tues Sep 16 1879: This is to certify that I have this day given my son, William Wright his time, and he will hereafter contract and pay his own bills. Jane Ryder. Willimantic, September 15, 1879.