Tues Sep 30 1879: At a Court of Probate holden at Windham, within and for the District of Windham, on the 26th day of September, A.D. 1879. Present, Huber Clark, Esq. Judge. John H. Chesbro, administrator on the estate of Eunice W. Chesbro late of Scotland within said district deceased. This Court doth decree that six months be allowed and limited for the creditors of said estate to exhibit their claims against the same to the said administrator, and directs that public notice be given of this order by advertising in a newspaper published in Willimantic, and by posting a copy thereof on the public sign post in said town of Scotland nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt. Certified from Record. Huber Clark, Judge.
2501. Tues Sep 30 1879: Local Items.
Mrs. Marble closed her cottage by the sad sea waves last week, and returned to Willimantic on Saturday.
Wm. H. Latham & Co. started their new engine ad machinery last week and are running at full blast.
A no-license vote will not stop the sale of liquor in Willimantic, but it will prevent the traffic from being considered respectable.
One of Lincoln & Smith's horses received a kick in the mouth from another horse last week, which came near ruining his prospects for life.
Young Huntington, the horse thief, has been declared insane by the Superior Court of Tolland county, and will take up his abode in the state asylum.
Mrs. Charles Lyman of Holyoke, Mass., while making a call on Mrs. Henry N. Hinde, in Iverton last week, fell down stairs and dislocated her elbow.
2502. Tues Sep 30 1879: Miss Mary Harris, daughter of James Harris, formerly of this village, died of cancer, at Stafford Springs, Sept. 28th. The funeral this afternoon at 2 o'clock, will be attended by Dr. Church.
2503. Tues Sep 30 1879: C.C. Crandall has sold out his stationery business to Charles Utley, formerly of Windham. Mr. Utley will take possession Oct. 10. Wm. C. Crandall has taken the printing department of the business.
2504. Tues Sep 30 1879: Mr. Geo. A. Burnham, while on a visit to Rev. W.A. Fenn at West Winfield, N.Y., last week was attacked by typhoid fever in one of its worst forms. Mr. Geo. W. Burnham was summoned by telegraph, and left for New York on Thursday. A letter from Mr. Burnham, written on Saturday states that the patient lies in a stupor from which it is impossible to arouse him, and a fatal result is feared.
2505. Tues Sep 30 1879: Attention Hawley Guards!--The next regular meeting of the Co., will be held in Bank building, Tuesday evening, Oct. 7, at 8 o'clock sharp, as business of importance is to come before the Co. Every member should be present. D.A. Oneil, Capt.
2506. Tues Sep 30 1879: Mrs. Nancy Force, 96 years old, recently died in Henry, Kentucky. Her husband, Peter Force, is still living at the age of 97, and until the illness which carried off the wife, neither had ever had a severe illness during the 63 years of their married life.
2507. Tues Sep 30 1879: Andover Atoms.
A few friends paid Rev W.C. Walker a visit last Monday eve. A few songs from Gospel Hymns were sung, the singing being led by Miss Celia Remington of Providence. Refreshments, consisting of watermelon, apples, etc., were served.
Mr. R.P. Chapman and wife who have been spending some time at Mr. Chapman's old home in this place, left for Hartford last Wednesday. This is his tenth annual visit to this place.
Mr. F.B. Chapman went to Coventry last Wednesday to attend the auction sale of Henry Kingsbury's farm, but it failed to come off. Mr. Kingsbury offers the place for $3500 and it is cheap at that price.
Frank Lewis is soon to leave for New York state, selling Wethersfield garden seeds.
Mary Capen Wadsworth, the great lyceum lecturer, has left town.
Mr. Edward Reed and wife left for their home in Albany, New York last Monday.
Born--A son to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Backus of this place.
The North West district has secured the services of Miss Estella Fleming as teacher for the coming winter, and we may expect a good school.
Mrs. Frisbee of New Haven is the guest of Mr. Harvey Lyman.
Section-master Henry Wier is breaking ground for a new house near the Baptist church.
Mr. Edward Post has bought the lot formerly owned by Geo. Gardner, and expects to raise a new house soon.
Mrs. T.K. Jones of this place is putting up a fine residence in Manchester, and will remove to that place.
Miss Nellie Finley of Bolton, has been engaged as teacher for the North East school.
Geo. W. Hannah, who has so long been in the employ of Gurley Phelps of this place, has hired out to Rev. W.C. Walker for one month.
John F. Jones has made himself glad by the purchase of a new watch.
Miss Addie Hall, who has been in the telegraph office in Cranston for some time, has gone to Washington, R.I., in the same business.
Mr. Arthur Woodworth has been appointed section master between Bolton and Vernon.
Mrs. H.A. Morgan and Rev. W. C.Walker were appointed delegates to the State Baptist convention to be held in Danbury the present week.
If you want choice groceries, dry goods, boots and shoes, sugars, teas, spices, farming tools, or anything else, at lowest market prices, call on Wm. N. Cleveland before going out of town to purchase.
2508. Tues Sep 30 1879: Scotland Squibs.
About 30 guests were present at the wooden wedding of Mr. and Mrs. John Ashley last Monday night. The gifts were numerous and valuable, (no clothes-pins nor toothpicks) one of the most noticeable and highly valued, being a large framed portrait of the bride's father, the late Dea. Alfred Palmer, which was presented by Mr. and Mrs. A.W. Maine.
Brooklyn fair called out a large delegation from Scotland on both days. Miss Parks received a premium on a quilt containing 3000 pieces.
Mrs. Geo. Baldwin of Newark, N.J. is ill with chills and fever at the house of her father, Mr. Wm. Dorrance. She is attended by Dr. I.B. Gallup, of Willimantic.
Miss Jennie Ashley, who has been an invalid for several weeks is slowly improving.
Mrs. Tew, formerly Miss Mary Baker of Scotland, has been visiting in town. She has of late resided in Danvers, Mass., where she has had the charge of the violent ward in the lunatic asylum in that place, having 75 patients under her charge.
Reynolds Bros. are making preparations to build a circular-saw mill at Fort Ned.
2509. Tues Sep 30 1879: Died.
Henry--In Willimantic, Sept. 27, Clarissa Henry, aged 82.
Martin--In Windham, Sept. 24, Jane M., wife of J. Griffin Martin, aged 40.
Butler--In Lebanon, Sept. 24, Gertie H. Butler, aged 6 mos.
Wilson--In Windham, Sept 25, Frank H., son of Chauncey H. Wilson, aged 5.