Tues May 20 1879: Local Items.
Co. E. is ordered out for target practice next Saturday.
N.B. Perkins has returned from an extended trip through the South in the book business.
The meeting of the Reform Society on Sunday was addressed by president Bean, Sylvanus Capwell, W. Bennet and others.
Mrs. Will Hatten, who has been ill ever since her return from Florida some weeks since, has no far recovered as to be out once more.
H.H. Flint thinks he can concoct the best glass of soda in the state.
Geo. H. Chappell of Windham caught a trout last week weighing 2 1.2 pounds. Next.
Kit Carson Jr. entertained a gaping crowd of "kind friends" on Railroad street last evening.
M. Nelligan's liquor case was nolled at the Superior Court at Brooklyn last week upon payment of costs.
2210. Tues May 20 1879: Rev. Horace Winslow had arranged an exchange of pulpits for last Sunday with Rev. A.A. Hurd of Scotland, but was too ill to preach. The pulpit of the Congregational church was supplied by Rev. G.W. Holman of the Baptist church.
2211. Tues May 20 1879: The statement of the proprietors of a certain patent medicine, that "it saves thousands of lives annually," reminds us of the boy's composition on "Pins" which ended with the statement--"Pins have saved the lives of thousands of people." On being asked by his teacher as to how pins had saved so many lives, the boy answered, "by not swallowing them."
2212. Tues May 20 1879: Letters remaining uncalled for in the Willimantic post office. Ask for advertised letter.
Allen, Clara E. Allerton, Henry
Acton, T.C. Jr.
Brown, Mrs. Mary Blish, Lester
Beckwith, C.H. Burdick, Sarah
Brown, Estelle Blish, C.
Bidwell, C.P. Baily, G.I.
Bates, L. Barrows, Hattie A.
Carey, Pim Cable, Julus
Curran, Patrick Copping, Jas. J.
Corey, H.F. Cole, H.F.
Coe, Hugh Corbin, B.
Cummings, P. Cooley, R.R.
Daly, Hugh Dwyer, Kate
Ely, Jennie Edwards, Martha
Fox, C.H. Fitzgerald, P.
Green, Bartlett Gray, Joseph
Gormley, John Graves, C.H.
Harris, Robert Holt, L.A.
Hoxie, Walter Hayes, John
Jacobs, Joseph Johnson, L.
Moran, Mary Mgnan, Arthur
Mchamara, Thos. Moriarty, Denis
Mack, Thomas Marlow, Hellen
Oneil, Mary Oloughlin, Maggie
Place, G.B. Pendeton, E.G.
Petter, E.D. Potter, Elizabeth J.
Rainsharber, Adolf Read, Mrs. Henry
Rohn, Henry Ryan, Mary
Rathbun, R.H. Russ, S.R.
Shepard, W.C. Shanahan, Jerry
Simpson, W.B. Smith, W.H.
Smith, G.I. Sanford, Emily J.
Scripture, Susan Street, G.D.
Sweetser, W.P. Smith, C.W.
Toomey, Ellen Tarbell, John
Weaver, Lydia M. Waite, S.K.
Warner, Henry Whitehouse, Carrie
Warner, Miss L.E.
2213. Tues May 20 1879: Coventry Chips.
D.H. Clark Esq. is employing a number of workmen just now in laying a foundation wall for his barn. He will remove the barn shortly about fifteen rods east of where it now stands, and he is doing much to improve the land surrounding his dwelling.
Mrs. Phonema Clark has recently put an extensive addition to the west wing of her mansion, which makes it equally extensive in convenience and adds very much to the good looks of it externally. She is also making some desirable alterations in the interior of the north wing of her house which when completed will be far more roomy, convenient and pleasant. Mrs. Clark has one of the finest and most desirable locations to be found anywhere in the town of Coventry.
2214. Tues May 20 1879: Pleasant Valley Prunings.
Mr. and Mrs. Samuel E. Perkins are sick, we fear with fever. Dr. Otis attends them.
Mr. Albert Hicks' "Dick" has been sold and gone to New York. Mr. Sanford Comins' "White Stockings" has gone to Boston. C.H. Kenyon's "Parkis Abdallah" to Providence, "Jim Allen" to Mass., "Edwin Drood" (although never trotted in a race yet we loved to see him go) to Springfield.
2215. Tues May 20 1879: Scotland Squibs.
The liquor case of Samuel Hughes, was nolled in the Superior Court at Brooklyn last week.
Mr. James Hanna is occupying his new house over the river.
Mr. George Ashley spent last week in Iverton.
Mr. A.M. Clark's new house on the parsonage lot has been plastered by Mr. Pinney of Willimantic, and is nearly ready for occupancy.
Fred Sherwin, who has been at home for some weeks has gone to Pittsfield, Mass., to work at his trade as a machinist.
Messrs. Norman Perigo and Wm. Doyle have exchanged tenements, Mr. Doyle moving to the house near Mr. John P. Gager's, and Mr. Perigo moving to the "Sally Tracy house."
Master Eddie Bass, who has several times received prizes at our county fair for fancy work, is engaged in weaving rag carpets, in which art, the ladies say he is second to none in this vicinity.
2216. Tues May 20 1879: Judge Asa Packer, whose death has been anticipated daily for some weeks past, breathed his last on Saturday evening at his home in Mauch Chunk, Penn. He was a native of Mystic, in this state.
2217. Tues May 20 1879: Died.
Routier--In Willimantic, May 18th, Marie L. Routier, aged 19.
Lincoln--In North Windham, May 18, Sumner L. Lincoln, aged 58.
Bowles--At Merrows Station, May 17th, Carrie M. Bowles, aged 20.
Robinson--In Willimantic, May 145h, William H.Robinson, aged 19 months.