Tues Oct 21 1879: Local Items.
Hog walnut shucks are much thinner than shagbarks this fall. This is a sign of a severe winter.
Mr. Corbin, formerly principal of the Natchaug school in this village, started for Colorado yesterday in search of health.
The canvass for the Willimantic directory will be close this week. Communications may be addressed to R. S. Dillon & Co., post-office.
Mr. Arthur Winchester, president of the Sharp Rifle Co. expects to leave for China before long on business for the company.
2539. Tues Oct 21 1879: Mr. Geo. W. White, formerly station agent at this place, was in town last week. There was 32 pounds less of him than formerly, owing to an attack of rheumatism.
2540. Tues Oct 21 1879: It is rumored that the Sharp Rifle Co. is thinking of locating its factory in Willimantic, when the lease of its present grounds in Bridgeport expires. We mention the matter early, that the citizens may take the necessary steps to prevent it, as is usual in such cases.
2541. Tues Oct 21 1879: Lost--On Valley street, between Centre and Meadow, a red Russia leather pocket book containing a small sum of money. The finder can have the money if he will leave the pocket book at this office.
2542. Tues Oct 21 1879: Mr. Herbert Wheeler and wife started for Marshall, Michigan, yesterday and expect to make that place their home. Mr. Wheeler is a painter and has been in the employ of the Willimantic Linen Company.
2543. Tues Oct 21 1879: Joseph Wood is preparing to build a residence and job dye-house on Bassett park. It would seem that there must be dyeing enough in town to support a local establishment, and when Mr. Wood shall be ready for business, we hope to see his dye-house well patronized.
2544. Tues Oct 21 1879: Mr. William E. Bailey has the agency for the History of Battle Flag Day, Sept. 17, 1879. It is fitting than an event that created such an intense enthusiasm throughout the state, should have a permanent record. The book has 256 pages and is sold at the low price of $1.00. At this rate it should be in every family in town.
2545. Tues Oct 21 1879: Answers to problem published last week have been handed in by D.H. Henken, Geo. F. Taylor, E.F. Burleson and E.W. Avery.
2546. Tues Oct 21 1879: At the meeting of the Prohibition Alliance last Friday evening, it was voted to have some question in relation to the temperance work for discussion at future meetings. The subject for debate next Friday evening is--Resolved, that it is the duty of prohibitionists to labor for the enforcement of the Conn. license law. The disputants appointed to lead in the discussion are Joel Fox and J.A. Lewis.
2547. Tues Oct 21 1879: Pleasant Valley Prunings.
Mrs. Samuel E. Perkins and daughter Bertha are making a ten days visit among friends in New York city. Their first visit is with Rev. Mr. Bromley now city missionary, but formerly pastor of the Baptist church, Willimantic.
There was a very pretty trot last Saturday afternoon at Pleasant Valley park between Lachine Boy of Norwich and Billy Stephens of Willimantic. The judges were Messrs. Thomas Holmes of Norwich, J.H. French, Willimantic, J.M.Johnson, Windham. Lachine Boy was driven by Dr. H. D. Sydleman and Billy Stephens was driven by Dr. Palmer, one of the most skillful drivers that has ever driven on this park. Between heats, Mr. C.T. Kenyon drove his three-year-old stallion, Col. Alexander, to the admiration of the spectators. Col. Alexander was sired by Artemus. Record, 2:25, he by Ryadyke's Hambletonian.
Capt. Stearns and sons have given their house and barns a new coat of paint, which improves their appearance. We understand they used the best oil and lead found in market.
2548. Tues Oct 21 1879: Portland Points.
Southmayd & Jones have dissolved partnership, and the bakery business will henceforth be carried on by Mr. Southmayd.
Mr. Emmett Smith, who for two weeks, has been suffering from injuries caused by falling from a tree, is improving and will soon be about again.
D.A. McQuillan, recently married, is building for himself a house and law office on the lot north of the post-office.
2549. Tues Oct 21 1879: Scotland Squibs.
The Centre school began on Monday of this week. Mrs. I.B. Gallup is the teacher.
There was a family gathering of children and grand-children at Mrs. Caroline Frink's on Saturday of last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Wood of Centreville, R.I. are visiting in town.
Messrs. Clark & Carey have made some much-needed repairs on the fences and out-buildings of the school grounds in the village.
Mr. Warren Bingham fell down stairs at Mrs. Davison's one night last week, and received injuries which have confined him to his bed the greater part of the time since. He is now recovering, and is able to get about once more.
2550. Tues Oct 21 1879: Died.
Shumway--In Windham, Oct. 18th, Calvin Shumway, aged 83.