Tues Nov 18 1879: Local Items.
L.P. Ormsby's seven-year-old son fell and broke his elbow last Monday.
Some of our correspondence has to be omitted this week. We're moving!
Dr. Church will conduct divine service next Sabbath in the Methodist church at Gurleyville, at 10:30 o'clock.
Our new paper will be issued every Wednesday afternoon--beginning next week if our new press arrives in time.
Our military companies are ordered out this evening for inspection muster by Lieut. L.L. Morgan, Brigade Adjutant.
Chareles S. Atwood and wife started last week for Nashville, Tenn. where they will spend the winter. They will visit Niagara on the way.
In Mansfield, three sisters have married a man and his two sons, all have children, and folks are trying to figure out their relationship to one another.
2601. Tues Nov 18 1879: Last Saturday Mr. Luther Backus of South Windham had his hand caught in the gearing of a lifting crane, which severed one digit and badly bruised the others. Dr. Barstow was called and dressed the wounds.
2602. Tues Nov 18 1879: Rev. Mr. Reed, formerly pastor of the M.E. church in this village, was called to attend the funeral of Mrs. E.F. Reed, which was held on Sunday at 12 o'clock, and occupied the pulpit of the M.E. church in the afternoon by exchange with Rev. Dr. Church.
2603. Tues Nov 18 1879: A Hartford building owned by Matthew Schalk of New York, and occupied by the Woodruff iron works and others, was partly burned Sunday. Samuel Woodruff lost about $4,000 worth of machinery, partly insured; Dwight Cashman $2,000 worth of patterns, not insured. Considerable machinery and property owned by other parties were in the building, on which the loss will be partial.
2604. Tues Nov 18 1879: Andover Atoms.
A very small congregation came out last Sunday evening. Meeting was led by Rev. Mr. Morgan. His talk was very interesting. Remarks were made by Rev. B.F. Chapman, Mr. Miller and B. Frank Chapman.
Mr. Wm. C. Walker is laying a lead pipe from his house to his barn, which will be a great convenience.
Miss Nellie Daggett of this is attending school at Hartford.
Capt. Wm. Dorrance, the post master is still very ill.
We learn that the new organ received by Mrs. T.C.P. Hyde was a gift.
Mr. D.M. Burnap lost a valuable horse by colic recently.
Mr. B. Frank Chapman went to Springfield last Monday, for medical advice. He is hardly able to keep about.
Miss Lucy Loomis had a fall last Saturday and received severe injuries. Dr. Sweet was called.
Mrs. V.C. Walker is on a visit to friends in Boston.
Mrs. Evie Witter is expected on from the West soon. She was a former resident of this place, and all will be glad to see her again.
Mr. Henry Ware's house is nearly completed, and will be ready to occupy soon.
2605. Tues Nov 18 1879: Mansfield Mites.
Our schools are mostly in session. John Brown is teaching at Gurleyville, Andrew Grant at Spring Hill, Annie Gilbert in the South district, Mary S. Carpenter at Merrows Station, and George Storrs at Pleasant Valley. Four of the teachers mentioned hail from Coventry. Most of them have had considerable experience in the school room, and we may expect good progress in the schools during the winter.
The selection of representatives for Mansfield seems to be more satisfactory than is generally the case. Mr. Storrs is a large farmer and a successful one. He is well qualified to stand by his opinions, which will always be formed on an honest and honorable basis. He has for several years past filled satisfactorily, the town clerk and other town office. Mr. Merrow, though a young man, has for many years been, in a quiet way, one of our most active businessmen, being interested with his father and younger brother in a stockinet manufactory and a store. He will probably be found on every important question just where he ought to be.
Rev. Mr. Tregaskis, the Methodist clergyman at Gurleyville has, on account of failing health, asked for, and obtained a short vacation from his church. It is feared he has Bright's disease of the kidneys.
The Ladies' Benevolent Society connected with the Baptist church, held its last meeting with Mrs. Gardner Pike on Nov. 5, afternoon and evening. Their next meeting will probably be held at Mrs. Albert Storrs on Friday, Nov. 21.
On the evening following the conference of ministers of the Ashford Baptist Association, held at Spring Hill, Rev. Dr. Bronson of Putnam preached at the Baptist church.
Leonard Dewing at the Street, is having a large amount of work performed in the construction of a park, small artificial lake etc. A large barn with all modern improvements is also in process of rapid erection on the place.
Samuel S. Hovey, until recently residing on the Carter place near Gurleyville, has sub-let his tenement to Messrs. Cross and Martin, the younger of Gurleyville and just removed to the tenement of E.R. Gurley, lately vacant.
We have at present eight post offices within the limits of the town, which is probably a larger number than in any other town having a like number of inhabitants, there being one post office to about 300 persons, young and old.
2606. Tues Nov 18 1879: Scotland Squibs.
The marriage of Mr. Abijah Catlin of Hartford and Miss Carrie Smith of Scotland was made the occasion of a display such as quiet, conservative Scotland seldom indulges in,--said town usually adhering strictly to a medium course on all public festivals. The ceremony took place on Thursday, Nov. 11th, at two o'clock, at the Cong. church, which had been prettily decorated for the event. The reading-desk was covered with a curtain of evergreen and bittersweet interwoven, on the front of which appeared the bride's initials in white flowers, on the top of the desk lay a cluster of lovely flowers. Two stands of waving ferns and greens, produced a fine effect, and several vases of choice flowers, completed the floral tribute. A liberal number of special invitations had been issued in this town and in Hartford, and a general invitation to any others who wished to be present, brought out a goodly number. The bridal couple promptly appeared, and passing to their places were received by the officiating clergyman, Rev. A.A. Hurd, who immediately proceeded to unite them using the beautiful Episcopal service. Then the organ again sounded an accompaniment to their passing footsteps and the assembly was free to break up. The bride's dress was composed of cream-white silk and lace bunting, trimmed with Prussian lace. The veil, of illusion, was caught by sprays of orange blossoms; regulation gloves, slippers and bridal bouquets, completed the elegant costume. The lady guests appeared largely in dark silks, brightened by laces, flowers, feathers, etc. The friends from out of town were served with a fine dinner at the hotel, and after the ceremony, paid their respects to the bride at her home. Mr. & Mrs. Catlin left that night for N.Y., intending to return to Hartford to hold receptions in December, and take up their residence at the City Hotel.
The funeral services of Mr. Warren Bingham, who died at Ledyard on Saturday, will be held at the house of Mrs. Wm. Davison in this village on Tuesday of this week.
Mr. John B. Bacon has taken a job for the winter in Reynold's Bros. mill.
The Corbin family have decided to spend the winter in Scotland and are repairing their mansion.
The Centre school district numbers 15 scholars.