. Tues Nov 25 1879: Notice. My wife, Harriet A. Boss having left my bed and board, this is to give notice that I shall pay no bills of her contracting after this date. Ezekiel A. Boss. Willimantic, Conn., Novl 12, 1879.
2608. Tues Nov 25 1879: Local Items.
We've moved! Good bye Enterprise! Look out for the new paper next Wednesday afternoon.
Wm. C. Cargel is closing out his stock of wood at reduced prices.
Drs. Card and Jacobs will doctor our paupers during the year to come.
The Journal has answered our question of last week by announcing a reduction to $1.50 a year and no postage.
We've moved! Everybody is invited to call on us at our new office in Hall's building, on Union and Main streets.
The Leader last week published brief histories of the men who are members elect of the next legislature from Tolland County.
The Journal is to be enlarged Jan. 1. The announcement states that it will be "the largest paper in Eastern Connecticut." Wait till you see our new paper next Wednesday afternoon.
Fifty thousand brick are on the road to the Willimantic Linen Co.'s new picker house at mill no 3.
2609. Tues Nov 25 1879: Mr. & Mrs. Pheron M. Cooley celebrated their sugar wedding at their home in New Haven last Thursday evening. Guests were present from Hartford and Willimantic.
2610. Tues Nov 25 1879: Mr. Herman Goldenblum has a fair start on his writing school, ad is making it a success. Judging from the specimens of handwriting we occasionally receive in the way of copy, a writing school is just what Willimantic needs.
2611. Tues Nov 25 1879: Gardiner Hall, a prominent citizen and manufacturer in Willington died last Saturday. He was formerly engaged in the Thread mill in this village. He is the third of the brothers in his family who have passed away within a few months.
2612. Tues Nov 25 1879: Daniel Griggs of Chaplin is building a fine cottage on Prospect street. It is to be occupied by Mr. & Mrs. C.P. Hempstead.
2613. Tues Nov 25 1879: Mr. Geo. Lincoln of Andover gave a temperance address at the vestry of the M.E. church, Sunday afternoon. After Mr. Lincoln had finished his lecture volunteers were called for, and a number responded. The discussion took a political turn and was just getting interesting when it became necessary to close the meeting to make room for the evening services.
2614. Tues Nov 25 1879: George Howes, a well known resident of Windham, died suddenly last night. He had been out of health for some time, but his death was unexpected by his friends.
2615. Tues Nov 25 1879: Yankee Locke, who has leased the old Natchaug house, is the manufacturer of an excellent article of condition powders, which has gained quite a reputation throughout the country.
2616. Tues Nov 25 1879: The Supreme Court has decided that the National trade-mark law is unconstitutional. According to this decision all trade-marks are useless as means of protection, as they may be used by anybody.
2617. Tues Nov 25 1879: The house of Samuel Ticknor in Columbia was burned last evening with its contents. Mrs. Ticknor was burned to death. The fire was caused by the explosion of a kerosene lamp. We have not been able to get full particulars as yet. Later particulars from the fire at Columbia show that the story of this originating from the explosion of a lamp lacks confirmation. Mrs. Ticknor was found sitting in a chair with her limbs ad the lower part of her body burned to a crisp, and life extinct. She was 66 years of age. The origin of the fire is unknown, but it is thought that it might have proceeded from the stove, and that Mrs. Ticknor's clothing caught fire while she was trying to extinguish the fire.
2618. Tues Nov 25 1879: A collision occurred on the New London Northern railroad yesterday morning, at its junction with the Ware River road, a half mile north of Palmer, between the down Battleboro and Palmer passenger trains and the up freight train. The engines of both trains were demolished, several freight cars wrecked and seventeen persons injured. The collision was caused by the freight train running on the passenger train's time, the freight conductor's watch being fifteen minutes slow. The seriously injured are Freight Engineer Williams, Fireman H.W. Bailey, John Coonin, Patrick Durrigan and Dennis Connors, the latter two section men.
2619. Tues Nov 25 1879: Andover Atoms.
A large congregation came out to the union meeting at the Baptist church. The meeting was opened by Rev. Mr. Miller, pastor of the Congregational church.
Mr. Alvia Breed of Westerly, paid a flying visit to her sister, Mrs. B.F. Chapman of this place last week.
Miss Elizabeth Hendie leaves this place for winter quarters in Hartford the present week.
Mr. Edgar Kingsbury has sold his horse.
2620. Tues Nov 25 1879: Chaplin Chat.
Mr. Henry Clark's family came near having a serious fire a short time since. There are two fire places opposite each other, one of which was closed by a fire board. A fire was kindled in the other, and by some means the board caught and burned, and a chest standing near by the fire communicated to that and burned out one drawer and its contents. The fire places have been used in this way for many years, and no danger was feared. The room was filled with smoke, and as soon as the door was opened, the flames burst out. Happily the men, of whom there are several in the family, were about the house, and the fire was soon extinguished.
The Canada will case is to be tried at Brooklyn this week if A. Palmer, who is one of the principal witness, can be found. At last accounts he was absent in the body.
A little boy gave this rendering of a familiar text, Hullo, Hullo, Hullo, Lord God of Israel.
2621. Tues Nov 25 1879: North Windham Notes.
Some fourteen couples from this village went to Chestnut Hill, Mansfield, on the eve. of Nov. 19th, to attend the thirtieth anniversary of the marriage of Mr. & Mrs. Lucius Cross, and had a very enjoyable time. Those who wished to dance, had the privilege, with Ephraim Tucker from Mansfield Hollow as prompter and musician. The table was beautifully furnished, which was not the least enjoyable feature of the occasion. Mr. & Mrs. Cross were formerly residents of this village and their many friends were happy to visit them on their wedding eve.
Charles Lincoln Jr. has just slaughtered two spring pigs, whose entire weight was 671 pounds. E.S. Lincoln slaughtered one that weighed 346. Pretty good for spring pigs.
2622. Tues Nov 25 1879: Scotland Squibs.
The Pinch Street Reading Circle was re-organized last Wednesday evening. The following officers were chosen:--Pres. A.W. Maine; Vice Pres., Miss Gertie Bass; Sec., Fred Hopkins; Referee, Mary E. Buckland. A good number were in attendance at the first meeting. The next meeting was appointed at Mr. John Ashley's.
Wilton Bass arrived from Nebraska Saturday, and expects to make quite a visit.
Mrs. Lydia Safford is quite ill with a nervous and mental disorder.
2623. Tues Nov 25 1879: Colchester Chit-Chat.
The children of the Congregational church gave a Harvest concert last Sunday eve. The exercises were very interesting, and the remarks by Rev. Mr. Willard and Esq. Day were very instructive.
The Borough Fathers are having the streets surveyed for the purpose of establishing old bounds and having a map drawn.
Dr. C.N. Gallup is driving night and day. The people speak very highly of him as a man and a Physician.
Everything is rushing at the Rubber mill. They have orders on hand which will keep them running until February.
The Reform Club has been under the weather for a long time, and we hear it died last Friday night.
2624. Tues Nov 25 1879: Columbia Clippings.
The Columbia Literary Society met at the town hall on Friday evening, Nov 21. There was select readings by Miss Lizzie Browne, subject, "Geneoa," and by Miss Lillie J. Fuller, subject, "The Widow of Glneoe." The question resolved "that our government is in more danger from internal factions than from foreign foes," was sustained byMessrs. A.H. Fox, Chas. E. Little, A.B. Little, and opposed by G.Y. Robertson, W.B. Clarke, and Chas. F. Clarke, decided by the President, in the affirmative. At the next meeting, Nov. 28, "Free Trade vs Tariff," will be discussed.
Mr. A.A. Hunt commenced a series of singing schools in this place on Sunday evening.
The house of S.F. Ticknor of this place was totally destroyed by fire on Monday evening of this week. Mrs. Ticknor was fatally burned. The origin of the fire is unknown.
Augustus Post, one of our oldest residents died last night.