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The Woodbury Reporter, Woodbury, CT
A. E. KNOX, editor
1877 to 1879
[Litchfield Co.]

[Transcribed by © by Diane Delbridge, dlddvm@ix.netcom.com]
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  • 1:1 Jan 10, 1877

  • 1:2 Feb 1877

    Quite an excitement was raised at Hotchkissville on the 7th inst. caused by the report that E.H. PRITCHARD had gone into the woods to kill himself. A note was found on the table, at the house where he resided, stating that he (PRITCHARD) had taken a quantity of laudanum, and that they would find his dead body in the woods.

    Search was immediately made, and he was finally found lying under a ledge, apparently unconscious. A physician was summoned and a powerful emetic was administered, which had the effect of bringing him onto his feet again. The facts afterwards learned seemed to lead to the belief, that he had taken no poison, but that it was done simply to raise an excitement.

  • 1:3 March 1877

    Mr. C.H. DOWNS, proprietor of the Bacon House, knows how to set a good table and makes his guests feel at home. Our barber, Mr. H.F. JEFFREY, knows how to do a good job in his line.

    Dr. KARRMANN, who located here a few months ago is getting quite a practice. Office over Strong's Drug Store. Mr. F.A. WALKER, proprietor of the down town drug store, stands faithfully at his post, ready to prepare pills and potions at the shortest notice.

    Mr. W.E. WOODRUFF, our popular postmaster, is very sick with pneumonia, and it is feared will not recover. The genial and accommodating assistant postmaster, Mr. W.. NICHOLS, is in charge of the office and store.

    Mr. BULL, the proprietor of the down town printing office, turns out some very neat work in his line. His forms for deeds are much more convenient than those usually sold, being ruled in the blank spaces.

    [next page] Died In Woodbury, Mar.3rd, Mr. Wm. WOODRUFF, aged 62 years.

  • 1:4 Mar 15, 1877

    Mr. & Mrs. Cornelius MINOR have gone to Washington, to witness the inauguration of Gov. HAYES.

    A grindstone burst at the American Shear Company's works, last week. Mr. Fredrick LINTON was struck on the head by a piece of the stone, and was seriously injured.

    Died in Woodbury, March 3rd, Mrs. William CLARK, aged32 years.

    Born in Woodbury, Mar. 8th, a son to Alex. and Alice A. GORDON; and in Woodbury, Mar. 5, a son to Mr. and Mrs. G.W. NOYES.

  • 1:5 Apr. 1, 1877

    Mr. VINTON will preach his fare-well sermon April 1st.

    It is said that Mr. J.C. MAYNE has made over 80 street lamps, within the past few months.

    Mr. Henry JEFFREY was awarded a silver medal by the Conn. Poultry Association, for the best Buff Cochin Fowls. Mr. George BRADLEY has commenced building a new house near his store.

    Born in Woodbury, Mar. 7th, a son to Charles T. and Julia TERRILL.

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  • 1:13: Aug 1, 1877

    Rev. John BRIGGS of Boston, is spending a few days at the Allen House, Hotchkissville.

    [in an ad for the drug store recently run by the late William E. WOODRUFF] Mr. John W. NICHOLS, for so many years the efficient clerk in this store, being temporarily disabled by sickness, the services of Mr. George L. FANCHER of Waterbury, a skillful and careful druggist of many years experience, have been secured in the position of chief clerk.

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  • 1:18 Sept. 26, 1877

    "West-side": Mr. G.D. CAPEWILL is our "bee" man. He has a large and well-kept apirary [sic], and plenty of honey on hand for sale.

    "Local Jottings": We understand Dr. BROWN is having superior success in his practice, which is rapidly extending. His surgery of eye and ear diseases is said to be of a superior character. He is recommended by the best surgeons in these specialties in New York City, under whose private instruction he has been for several years past. In other diseases his success has been fully equal to this standard. Hopeless cases gradually give way under his treatment. … Mrs. Dr. F.W. BROWN is in New York City, obtaining her Fall stock of Millenery goods, -- the Fall styles will be the latest Parisan - and the ladies of Woodbury and vicinity will find something to suit their tastes at her Millenery store. Fancy goods will enter as a special feature into her stock.

    "Hotchkissville": Mr. Thomas BODICUT has been quite sick with the dysentery but is better now. … It is said that Mr. Albert CHATMAN is going to set up a grocery store. Who next? … Mr. Theodore WALKER is very sick with typhoid fever.

    Died in Woodbury, Sept 18, Willie Clark, infant son of F.F. and Eliza HITCHCOCK, aged 5 months and 5 days.

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  • 2:33 Thurs, Aug 15, 1878

    "Roxbury Station": [torn]gbert BRADLEY, one of our townsmen who has been absent in California for the last fifteen months, returned home last Friday. … On Thursday, while Goerge LENDEARY was on his way home from the Station with a load of grain, his horses took fright and ran, throwing out Mr. L., upset the wagon, tearing the body from the running part, and after some mile and a half of racing, completely demolished the remainder. The horses were finally stopped by workmen at the steam saw mill. The best part of the whole is, Mr. L. and the horses were not harmed.

    Born in Hotchkissville, Aug 8th, a son to John and Emma BURDICK.

    "Local and other news": Miss Ella GREGORY of N.Y., is visiting Mrs. G.F. MOORIS at Hotchkissville. … Miss Josie INGHAM of Bridgeport is stopping with her aunt, Mrs. Alfred BIRCH. … James G. TERRILL met with a severe accident, while riding on horseback across the long bridge, at Pomperaug. The horse slipped and fell, coming down on Mr. TERRILL, breaking his leg in two places. The injury will incapacitate him for business for a long, long time. This shows that all are not injured by the cars. … Honorable mention should be made of the return to town of Marshall CAM, after a six month sojourn at one of the popular public houses in Litchfield, Ct. Mr. CAM, notwithstanding his opportunities for forming an accurate conception have been somewhat limited, gives a very favorable account of the place and his experience there. We deem it hardly necessary to enlarge upon the fact of his return, as it seems a dominant principle with said party, never to remain long in a place without making his presence evident by some demonstration, in quality, peculiar to himself. … Mr. and Mrs. Charles ATWATER of New Haven, are visiting the residence of his sister, Mrs. Horace D. DURTISS [sic]. … W.A. GORDON and family are taking their vacation at the old homestead, and seem to enjoy the familiar scenes and the meeting of old friends. … Last Thursday morning a serious accident occurred at the residence of C.H. DOWNES. Mrs. Julia A. LEWIS, a sister of Mrs. DOWNES, while engaged in arranging her room made a miss-step, and falling to the floor, fractured her hip. Dr. KARRMAN was called in, and rendered the necessary surgical aid. We are happy to inform the friends of the unfortunate lady that she is doing as well as the nature of her case will admit. … Hon. Levi WARNER of Norwalk, member of Congress for this District, is stopping at the Warren House, Watertown. … Mr. Chas. LEWIS was in town on Tuesday, called here on account of the accident which happened to his mother.

    When the people in the 'ville set out for a good time, there is no stopping them; they do nothing in a small way. Last week they surprised M.D. SMITH in an effectual manner, this week they took up Thomas BODICUT, and tinned him thoroughly on the 10th anniversary of his marriage. We had the pleasure of looking over the numerous gifts both useful and ornamental made from tin…. J.C. MAYNE presented a cradle of tin, skillfully made, with his idea of what a pattern of the race in miniature should be; but sad to relate, the gift came too late. .. The occasion was enjoyed by a large number of friends, as well as Mr. B. and his estimable wife.

    At the Warren House: A pleasant hop was given at the Warren House, Watertown, on Monday evening, in compliment to Miss NICHOLS of Brooklyn, one of the young lady guests. The assembly was large and brilliant, many coming from Waterbury and adjoining towns. Miss NICHOLS, assisted by her mother and sister, welcomed the friends in a most genial and cordial manner. Among those present were Miss Annie LEWIS, Miss Katie SPERRY, Miss Ella GREGORY, Mr. Robert LEWIS and Mr. Frank BIGLOW, all of whom are visiting at Woodbury.

  • 2:34 Thurs Aug 22, 1878

    Born in town, 11th, a son, 9 ½ lbs, to Olin E. and Georgeanna ROSWELL.

    Died in Southbury, Aug 6th, Benjamin J. HINMAN, aged 83 years.

    "Local and other news": The old veteran, Dr. ATWOOD is attending patients in the 'ville. … C.H. DOWNES takes a trip West this week on a visit to relatives. … N.M. STRONG is building an addition to his barn. SCOTT does the work. … Mr. and Mrs. F.S. ANDREW and child, of New Haven, are visiting at Mr. Almon Galpin's. … The LEWIS family and others, stopping at C.H. DOWNES' haves left for their homes in New Haven. … Miss BETTS had a narrow escape Sunday evening in the overturn of the carriage in which she was riding. … R.H. BALDWIN has gone to Wallingford to assist in rebuilding and repairing the damage done by the tornado. … Our Roxbury agent is Wm G., TUTTLE, who is authorized to receive subscriptions, advertisements, and job work for us. … Geo. C. GORDON and friend are spending vacation at the old place. It is pleasant to see familiar faces of the long absent ones. … A cow, belonging to Gordon CASTLE of Roxbury, died of hydrophobia last Sunday. …Geo. SAXTON has finished his contract on the Wolcottville water works, and the water is now running into the village. The job is decided a good one; and we learn Mr. S. has secured another contract there. … Wm. WHEELER was injured on Monday by careless driving. He was thrown out by the collision, the wheel passed over his body, bruising him so that he is confined to his bed. Young men should learn to drive fast; get all they can out of a horse to-day, they may not live to drive to-morrow. … The Rev. Mr. WYCKOFF had the pleasure of showing his friends last Friday evening the expanding of the flower of that rare plant, the Night Blooming Cereus. The only other ones in town, that we know of, are at Dr. SHOVE's and J.H. LINSLEY's. … Miss Belle MANSFIELD and Mrs. GALPIN sent flowers to an open air concert Saturday Evening. … ROSWELL is putting up the cellar wall for F.A. WALKER. The foundation will be of the best, in work and material. ALLEN will take care of the wood work, which will insure Mr. W. one of the best houses on the street.

    "Roxbury Station": Two sons of Harvey BEERS of Brookfield were drowned in the Housatonic August 9th. Herburt aged 28 and Edward aged 21, two of the finest young men in Brookfield. Yesterday their funeral was largely attended by sympathizing friends. The procession was the largest seen in many years, three hundred vehicles being in line. … Mr. Edward BARNES, our enterprising butcher, has furnished our people with meat for the last eight years, and still holds his own over all competitors. So much for fair dealing.

  • 2:35 Thurs Aug 29, 1878

    Deaths: In Meriden, Aug 6, Alvah MERRIAM, aged 78 years; in South Britain, Aug 12, Nelson BRONSON, aged 73 years; in town, 16, Joseph W. SQUIRES, ae 79 yrs.

    Request for claims against the estate of Tabitha PORTER, deceased, by George S. ATWOOD, administrator, dated 24 Aug 1878 at Woodbury District Probate Court.

    "Roxbury": On the 18th Gordon CASTLE lost a valuable cow. She was bitten by his own dog some six weeks ago. The dog also bit his horse at the same time and tried to bite some of the family, then disappeared and has not been seen since. The cow had all the symptoms of hydrophobia in its worst form. … Mrs. Cyrus WETMORE fell into a cistern, which her husband had just finished digging to the depth of six feet. She was badly bruised but no bones broken. … Fairchild BURRITT lost a fine young cow to-day, choked with an apple.

    "Local and other news": J. WATSON, of New Preston, employed by Mr. and Mrs. KENDALL, has put up two very fine stones, of a different design from any others in the North cemetery, in memory of Mr. and Mrs. C.N. CASTLE. … Cereno MANSFIELD has gone on a trip to Maine. … J.B. BURTON is home again from his long trip West to purchase lumber for his mill and yard. … Roderick ATWOOD is at work on his new mill, dam and raceway. Minortown will have special facilities in the mill line. … Two birth-days occurred on the 26th inst in one neighborhood. Mrs. Sally HURD was 80 years old, and Mrs. Eli PEET 55. … Frederick ATWOOD met with an accident last week while riding on a load of corn fodder. He was driving on a side hill, the wagon ran over a rock, turning him over and sending him some distance down the hill. He is badly bruised. … Marcus D. SMITH is sick with a combination of chills and fever - some thing new for this region. … W.A. STRONG left at our office, yesterday, a bunch of ripe strawberries, picked in his garden. They were a novelty at this season, and were duly appreciated. … G.F. MOORIS has been trying his luck in Bantam waters. … S.B. SCOTT has some Lawton blackberries which look like giants among the common varieties. … C.W. MITCHELL and family are appending a few days at Sea View, West Haven. … Mr. and Mrs. W.S. SEELEY are sojourning at Mt. Washington. … Frank PECK and Bartlett TERRILL and their wives are disporting [sic] themselves at Milford point. … T.C. BACON and C.J. MINOR and their wives have returned from a visit to the sea side.

  • 2:36 Thurs Sept 5, 1878

    Request for claims against the estate of Henry L. TAYLOR, late of Woodbury, by Hobart H. MOORIS, administrator, dated 2 Sept 1878 at Woodbury District Probate Court.

    "Local and other news": O.E. CARTWRIGHT has on exhibition at A.A. ROOT's store, a tobacco leaf measuring 2 feet wide by 44 inches long. … At last Deacon HITCHCOCK has taken possession "enmasse" of the WOODRUFF property. … A.W. MITCHELL and family have returned from their trip to the shore.

    "Roxbury": Another costly monument is being erected in our cemetery in memory of David PIERCE, making two erected within a few days. Thus death chooses his victims, and friends honor the memory of the departed. …Mr. and Mrs. H.E. WARNER and Mr. and Mrs. Wm. R. TUTTLE, have returned from their trip to the shore.

    Births: In Roxbury, Aug 29, a son to F.E. WETMORE; in town, Aug 24, a daughter to Frank and Minnie SPENCER; in South Britain, Aug 29, a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. Burr DENNY.

    Marriages: In Warren, Aug 28, by Rev. Mr. COLTON, assisted by Rev. Mr. BASSETT, Marvin H. TANNER, of Warren, and Miss Laura SHOVE, of Woodbury.

    Deaths: Aug 23, at the residence of her son S.W. NETTLETON, at Put-in-Bay, Lake Erie, Mrs. Harriet NETTLETON, a native of Woodbury, aged 70 yrs.

  • 2:37 Thurs Sept 12, 1878

    "Local and other news": F.A. WALKER's house was raised by chief ALLEN the 10th. … Dennis KEARNEY is a very mealy-mouthed man; sweet on the clergy and papers. … Frederick THOMAS lost a valuable colt last week. Frightened by the thunderstorm, he ran into a hole and broke his leg. The best surgeons in town advised killing the colt, which was done. … Mr. A.B. GIBSON left a stalk of popcorn at our office measuring 12 feet 9 inches in length. If the pop is in proportion to the size, we shall expect a small volcano. … A. GORDON has a telephone running from his house to the shop and thence to the house of A. GORDON, Jr. Persons in the shop must be discreet, or broom-corn will come down. … Charles WHITE of White's Express, met with a serious accident on the road Monday in taking a box from the top of his wagon. The box fell off striking him on the arm, knocking him off the wheel on which he was standing, dislocating his shoulder and spraining his ankle. Dr. SHOVE, assisted by Dr. CONE, soon relieved the injured man, and it's expected he will be able to take charge of the line in a short time. … C.J. MINOR has apples to sell on the trees. … Mr. B.A. PECK, editor of the Naugatuck Enterprise, called at our sanctum yesterday. … Dr. BROWN of Washington has the credit of not catching the largest bass of the season in Bantam Lake. The Dr. claims that it was not quite as long as his fish-pole.

  • 2:38 Thurs Sept 19, 1878

    Railroad Accident, Roxbury, Conn., Sept. 14: Our much-abused rail-road has been in operation almost seven years. To-day occured the second accident, which has resulted in the loss of life. The working train ran off the track, throwing several cars down a steep embankment, instantly killing Patrick MAGRAW of Washington, and Patrick SULIVAN of Bantam. Both leave a wife and six children. John O'BRIAN of Washington, had a leg broken and was severely injured about the head. He is not expected to recover. He has a wife and seven children.

    Birth in town, 17, a son to Mr. and Mrs. Edward NICHOLS.

    "Local and other news": A boy of Geo. HASKIN's, 3 years old, was badly hurt last week by a barn door falling upon him. Dr. SHOVE attends to the little sufferer. … Deacon Truman JUDSON has gone on a trip West for his health. … Truman MINOR lost a valuable cow last week, and somebody relieved him of the care of the tallow. … Henry BEARDSLEY is home from his trip after cattle. … Miss Maria MINOR and Miss NICHOLS, start on a tour to the highlands of Litchfield County this week. The kindest wishes of friends go with them in their search for the healing waters. … The mania for building, down town, still seems to exist. F.A. WALKER's house is fast progressing, and bids fair to be the gem in that vicinity: its style of architecture will give a very pleasing variety to the street. Mrs. WOODRUFF's house is about ready for occupancy. The painting embellishments by Brulu [sic] show skill in arrangement of colors and workmanship. Dr. PECK has commenced his house, R.W. HILL architect. G.I. BARNES has the contract for cellar excavations.

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  • 2:40 Thurs Oct 3, 1878

    Request for claims on the estate of Anson BRONSON, late of Southbury, by Reubin PIERCE, administrator, dated 30 Sept 1878, Woodbury District Probate Court.

    "Local and other news": Miss Maria MINOR and her niece Miss MITCHELL have returned from their northern trip. …The wife and daughter of Deacon H.P. STRONG, of New Britain, are visiting friends in town. … The diggers of Mr. RHODES' well have taken out the tile. When almost done, they came to rock and must begin again - something unusual on the Plain. … Mr. Levi HOTCHKISS has bought out the stage line to Watertown, owned by G.F. SMITH. He will run both lines until Nov. 1. The public cannot do a better thing than to patronize the one-armed veteran. … Fred MITCHELL, recently in the employ of Roderick ATWOOD, was taken to Litchfield on a bench-warrant for knocking Mr. ATWOOD down with a pitchfork, tried and sentenced to two and-a-half months imprisonment in the County goal [sic] for the offense. … J.B. BURTON has had a new bottom put in his well. … J.T. SALMONS and others go to the Danbury Fair this week. … Miss NORTHROP of Strong Creek, and Miss BACON of Wisconsin, are visiting friends in town. … Horace MINOR and F.T. STRONG try the fish in Bantam Lake this week. … Mrs. Harmon WARNER narrowly escaped being severely injured on Tuesday night, by fall down stairs. As it was she was considerably bruised.

    "Roxbury": Gordon CASTLE lost another valuable cow, making his whole stock in a short time. … Col. A.L. Hodge and Wm. G. TUTTLE have lost the use of a fine cow each, by garget [sic]. … Geo. BUCKINGHAM had the misfortune to break the leg of one of his cows. This seems to be a bad place for cows, and it is getting no better fast. … The democrats hold a caucus at the wagon shop of H.W. TROWBRIDGE, on Friday evening, Oct 4th, to nominate candidates for town officers, at the coming election.

    Birth in town, Sept 25, a daughter to Alex and Alice A. GORDON.

  • 2:41 Thurs Oct 10, 1878

    [Same probate notice as last week but this one says Nelson BRONSON.]

    "Local and other news": Geo. TYLER is repairing and painting his house in the old fashion - red. Bryant does the job. … Dr. J.K. BACON, of New Milford, is in town on a visit to friends. He will try the game on his old hunting grounds during his visit. … Mr. Julius GALPIN is doing a good thing on his farm, cutting brush and clearing up the waste places, building walls, etc. We like to see a young man show the veterans how to do it. … Found - Last Saturday morning, under a tree, between Harmon WARNER's and Mrs. D.C. BACON's, a gent's tie and gold stud. The owner can have the same by calling and paying for this notice.

  • 2:42 Thurs Oct 17, 1878

    "Roxbury": Last Wednesday our quiet little place was greatly stirred up by the strange actions of a dog belonging to Henry FENN, which showed every symptom of hydrophobia. The dog went to the school-house, (a short distance from Mr. FENN's), when the children were out at play, and there bit a son of Thompson BEARDSLEY through the wrist and arm and in the face, then bit a pig belonging to John MINOR. The next heard from the dog was in South Britain, where he bit a man by name of STEVENS in the hand. Mr. STEVENS threw the dogs down and finished him, stamping him to death. … Saturday Harvey THOMAS brought in a drove of cattle, and Mr. SQUIRES is on the road with another.

    Request for claims on the estates of Warner ATWOOD, late of Woodbury, by George F. SHELTON, clerk, and of Mary M. CURTISS, late of Woodbury, by B.S. CURTISS, executor, both dated 12 Oct 1878 in Woodbury District Probate Court. "Local and other news": D.W. LAMBERT, cashier First National Bank, Mt. Vernon, Ohio, and wife are in town on a visit to relatives and friends. … Cone and Dwight JUDSON took in and cared for twenty-seven pike, one day last week. They return thanks to the friends who so kindly reversed the wheels of their vehicle during their absence.

    An Accident - The father and mother of Mrs. Edward CURTISS, while on their way home on Saturday, were thrown from their carriage near William SMITH's residence. The carriage was badly broken, but the occupants escaped with slight injury.

    Sudden Death - Mrs. A.N. JUDSON died suddenly at her residence yesterday, of paralysis of the heart. She was doing her accustomed work the day previous, and was, apparently in her usual health. The sympathies of their many friends are extended to the bereaved family.

    One of those sad occurrences which throw a gloom over a whole community, has just transpired here. Mrs. Edward CURTISS shot herself with a revolver, about 5 o'clock Saturday morning. No known cause can be assigned for the act, except that her mental faculties had become obscured for the time and self-control was beyond her will. Her position in society was among the best. Influential friends, a pleasant home, the amenities of social life, all combined to make life's rosy dreams come true.

    [On same page] Suicide in Woodbury - Early on Saturday morning, the people of Woodbury were startled by the report that Elizabeth CURTISS, wife of Edward CURTISS, had shot herself with a revolver. It seems that Mrs. CURTISS arose that morning apparently in her usual health, and went down stairs with the avowed purpose of building a fire, leaving her husband up stairs. She had been gone but a few minutes, when the report of a pistol rang out upon the still morning air, startling Mr. CURTISS, who immediately jumped up and rushed down stairs only to find Mrs. CURTISS in a dying condition, the ball having entered in the vicinity of the heart. He spoke to her and she said, "I have shot myself," and in a few minutes expired. The cause remains a mystery. A jury of inquest was impaneled by Judge MARTIN, which were as follows: W. COTHREN, Wm. SMITH, Dr. SHOVE, James TYLER, W.C. BACON, Jas. HUNTINGTON, F.A. WALKER, Geo. C. BRADLEY, R.V. PARKER, Geo. HITCHCOCK, and F.F. HITCHCOCK. The verdict of the jury, after viewing the remains and hearing evidence, was, "That Mrs. Elizabeth CURTISS died from the effects of a pistol shot by her own hand, while laboring under temporary insanity."

    Marriage in Bethlehem, Oct 9th, George MALLETT, of Woodbury, and Miss Nellie H. SMITH, of Bethlehem.

    Deaths: In Middlebury, Oct 6th, George CAMP, aged 71 years; in town, Oct 10, Mary M. CURTISS, aged 59 years; in town, Oct 12, Elizabeth CURTISS, aged 30 years; in town, Oct 16th, suddenly, Mrs. A.N. JUDSON, aged 27 yrs.

  • 2:43 Thurs Oct 24, 1878

    Marriage in Woodbury, Oct 21st, at the residence of A.E. KNOX, by the Rev. W. BROWN, Willard P. BARTO, of Woodbury, and Miss Cornelia SMITH, of Huntington.

    "Local and other news": Sixty-four vehicles followed the remains of Mrs. JUDSON to the grave. … Sheldon SMITH, of Roxbury, passed through town with a pair of Jersey heifers last week. Good judges called them the best of their kind.

  • 2:44 Thurs Oct 31, 1878

    Mrs. Lydia M. UPSON, a fashionable dressmaker at Waterbury, has been found guilty on three counts for shoplifting, and fined $5 and costs in each case. She appealed and was held in $300.

    Birth in town, 27th, a son to Reuben BARNES.

    "Local and other news": Samuel N. WARNER has killed over 60 grey squirrels this Fall. … Andrew HOWARD undoubtedly procured his last drink of intoxicating liquor some where in this town, and the question arises: "Who is responsible for his death?" … Mr. FORBES has nearly completed the well, dug in the trap rock on the hill, which is to supply F.A. WALKER. The supply of water should be ample for all purposes. … Charles ISBELL has invented and patented a mole trap, which promises to be a success in catching the under-ground "varmints," which do so much damage in our gardens. He intends to make 1,000 this winter. … George CAMP and family came near meeting with serious harm on Sunday. While driving his horse and carriage into the lane which leads to his barn, the forward axle broke letting down the wheel which rolled forward against the horse. There were some lively movements about that time, resulting in a smash up. The party came out with a few bruises and no call for the M.D. was necessary. … J.B. BURTON has gone West to buy lumber and grain. … W.J. WHEELER has made some marked improvements in his store since it came into his possession. Barney's handiwork is noticed among the rest.

    The Contrast - Not many days ago, a lady died, and was buried, with all the pomp and respect due the honored dead. A large concourse of friends and relatives followed her remains to their last resting place, and many a sad tear were shed over the grave. A few hours after, another soul passed "over the river", an old man, "found dead in his bed," we were told. And he was buried; but behold! no loving friends followed his body to the grave! no glittering hearse to convey his last remains! no jeweled casket to contain all that was left of him who once was "some mother's child". None of these; but instead, a pauper's death and a pauper's grave. The first lived a virtuous, useful life, and was beloved by all. The last lived a sinful life, died a drunkard's death; and Rum has added one more weak one to its ling list of victims. [possibly refers to the Andrew HOWARD mentioned above]

  • 2:45 Thurs Nov 7, 1878

    Maria MARTIN of Middlebury, aged sixteen years, returned from church on Sunday, Oct 27, hung up her bonnet and shawl, and said she would go to the orchard near by and get some apples. She went in that direction since which time no trace of her has been seen. Monday, about thirty men were engaged in looking for the girl, but no clue has yet been obtained, and the whole affair seems clouded in mystery.

    "Local and other news": George TYLER the veteran stage driver, has commenced to drive a stage to Newtown Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday. He is ready to carry freight for any one. … D.P. LEACH has recently opened a market in the DeFOREST store north of the lower hotel, and will keep a good supply of fish, oysters, clams, sausage, ham, etc. … James GREEN being drunk on Monday night at Fairfield, Ohio, was placed in a frame jail. At three o'clock Thursday morning he set fire to the building and was burned up with it.

    "Hotchkissville": Silvester RICHARDS, of Naugatuck, has built a house on his land in this place and intends to remain here. Messrs. MALLETT and ISBELL are the builders. … Mr. H.C. SMITH has left the clerkship of Allen & Morris, with whom he has been for several years. … C.J. CURTISS, engineer at the shear factory, has been called away for a few days by the death of his sister. … The BURDICK brothers, of Danbury, have been trying their skill at hunting here during the past week, with good success. They secured 18 partridge, 18 woodcock, 50 quails, and 1 rabbit. … Uncle Noah BISHOP of 1812 fame, lives alone in his old house on Brushy Hill. He pays occasional visits to town with his butter tubs which he manufactures and sells. He is 82 years old. … Wm MARTIN has nearly completed the barn he is building for Ira THOMAS. … The Misses SCOVILL have taken rooms over Allen & Morris' Store where they intend carrying on the dressmaking business.

  • 2:46 Thurs Nov 14, 1878

    "Hotchkissville": Mr. E. TROWBRIDGE came near meeting with a severe accident, recently, while going through one of his lots on Brushy Hill, by being charged upon by a vicious bull. For some time things looked lively and uncertain for Mr. T.; but man's superiority triumphed, and the beast was conquered. … Charles WOODWARD, while driving to New Haven last Monday (4th) with several calves in his wagon, found, on reaching the city, that one was missing; how and in what manner, remains a mystery, as they were all there on leaving Seymour. … Some ladies from town have been through the 'Ville buying up furniture of "ye olden time." Mrs. F.A. WALKER and Mrs. Dr. SHOVE purchased of Noah BISHOP a bureau supposed to be 125 years old. … The many friends of J.J. WOODWARD will be glad to hear he is recovering from a severe fit of sickness which has laid him up for two weeks past.

    "Local and other news": Wm SMITH has reshingled his house. … We are glad to see our neighbour, J.F. WALKER, on the street again. … Wallace MITCHELL goes to spend the winter with his uncle John MITCHELL in California. … Charles CRANE, formerly in the employ of F.A. WALKER, has returned from his western trip. … John SALMONS on Monday killed 4 partridge, 6 quail, 2 woodcock, 1 rabbit and a woodchuck. … T.F. JUDSON, the well-known Waterbury merchant, was in town over Sunday on a visit to his brother. … John, brother of Chas. C. MITCHELL, is said to be one of the largest land owners in California and to be the possessor of an estate worth two million. "Go West young man!" … Ward commences on Dr. PECK's house next week. … Henry TERRILL is painting and otherwise improving his house. … Mr. and Mrs. George PROCTER have returned from their Northern visit. … Clementine THOMAS, wife of John DAWSON died in Methuchin, N.J., Nov 11th, aged 38 years. … F.R. FORD has bought out the White Line and is ready to take orders for fancy and other goods. …Maria MARTIN, the missing Middlebury girl, was found drowned in Long Meadow pond. Foul play is suspected. … Wilkinson Brothers & Co's paper mill in Shelton, Conn., has been destroyed by fire, entailing a loss of more than $150,000.

    Suicides in October - Among the suicides in this State during the month of October were the following: Jennie ROGGE of Hartford, Sat, Oct 5th, by laudanum; George CAMP of Middlebury, Sun the 6th, by shooting; Libbie SANFORD, wife of Edwin J. CURTISS of Woodbury, the 12th, by shooting; George WADE of Bridgeport, died Sunday the 13th, having cut his throat three days before; Mrs. FICK and daughter of Bridgefort [sic], Sunday the 13th, by drowning; Walter MARBLE of Hartford, Mon the 14th, by hanging; William TROLAN, at Norwich, Sat the 19th, by drowning; Samuel BIDWELL of Burnside, Sun the 20th, by shooting; Mrs. Sophia SHEARD of Hartford, Sun the 20th, by Paris green; Miss Julia SCHOLFIELD of Long Ridge, Sunday the 20th, by shooting; Alfred PATCHET of Glastonbury, about the middle of October, by shooting; Mrs. Albert KELSEY of Clinton, Wed the 30th, by cutting her throat with a razor; the Hon. Charles W. SCOTT of Sprague, Wed the 30th by shooting, Shaler BURR of Haddam, Thurs the 31st, by shooting; and Maria MARTIN of Middlebury, by drowning, (?) [sic] whose body was found October 31. [Taken from the Waterbury American.]

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  • 2:48 Thurs Nov 28, 1878

    "Hotchkissville": Lizzie BISHOP has a cat which weighs 14 pounds. … Mr. Joseph HALL, our "village blacksmith," was presented with a daughter on Saturday morning. … Harmon JUDSON has lost a fine Newfoundland dog, but thinks he has a clue to its whereabouts that will ultimately lead to its recovery. … Chas. WOODWARD is constantly making improvements about the "old homestead." At present he is, with the help of Mr. MALLETT, erecting a large sheep barn, as he intends going into the sheep business on a large scale.

    "Local Waves": ALLEN is shingling the north roof of Mrs. MARTIN's house. … Mrs. William COMBER is slowly recovering from her severe illness. … Harmon WARNER has erected a new fence north of his house which adds much to the appearance. … James DeFOREST killed a seven months' chick for Thanksgiving which weighed dressed 9 ½ pounds. … The Superior Court has granted a divorce to Ida M. ISBELL from George L. ISBELL, married Jan 8th, 1877. … Dr. PECK's new house is growing, the sides are covered and the roof begins to show. Prospect will soon be one of the best streets in town. … Mr. Edwin M. SMITH of Bethlehem, has left with us a specimen of the washing soap he manufactures.

    Births: In Hotchkissville, 26th, a daughter to Wm. GILL; In Hotchkissville, 26th, a son to Thomas FRANCE.

    Marriages: In Woodbury, Nov 26th, by Rev. L.Q. CURTISS, Mr. W. E. LINSLEY and Miss Minnie G., only daughter of the late Col. Nath'l SMITH; In Middlebury, Nov 20th, by Rev. Mr. HOLMES, Mr. William BURTON of Woodbury, and Miss Hattie ATWOOD of Middlebury.

  • 2:49 Thurs Dec 5, 1878

    Death in Woodbury, Nov 27th, Mrs. William E. WOODRUFF.

    [ There is a long story about several unnamed young men who went to California in the autumn of 1849, stricken with "gold fever", and how much trouble they had on their journey and in digging gold. It mentions only one name, that of John MITCHELL who bought land in large quantities and became a millionaire and was the only one who stayed there.]

    "Local News": George GORDON, Arthur ABERNETHY, Jesse MINOR and Robert LEWIS were in town Thanksgiving day on a visit to friends. … Wednesday Nov. 27th, the adopted son of Charles HART accidentally broke his arm at the elbow. Dr. KARRMANN set the injured limb and he is now doing well. … Auction Sale - A farm, with buildings thereon, cows, farming utensils, and other things too numerous to mention, belonging to Amos ALLEN, Bethlehem, will be sold at public auction to-morrow, (Friday) at 10 a.m. … Mr. and Mrs. Homer CHURCHILL and daughter of Middletown, were guests of the family of Rev. John CHURCHILL last week. … Mr. George GORDON, while attending a hop at the Warren House last Thursday evening, had his overcoat relieved of a valuable revolver. … Miss Julia A. BRIGHAM, a graduate of Yale business college, will lead a class in penmanship soon in Woodbury, at Parker Academy. She comes well recommended. … We are happy to announce that Mrs. Julia A. LEWIS has so far recovered from her painful accident of last summer as to be able to sit up, and with the aid of crutches will soon be able to walk again. … The winter term will open at Parker Academy next Monday, 9th inst., and continue 14 weeks. The Principal will be assisted by Miss Carrie NOYES, who taught a part of each day in the school during the Fall. … As Mr. Geo ALLEN and Mr. TILNEY were returning from Waterbury last week with a load of merchandise, a box which Mr. TILNEY was sitting on, fell off, precipitating him on to the horses' backs and thence to the ground, the box following. The horses ran a long distance, but were finally stopped. Mr. T. struck on his head and shoulders and was very badly bruised; otherways no particular damage was done. It was a narrow escape.

  • 2:50 Thu Dec 12, 1878
    "Local News": W. FORD has started a meat market in Milford. Rumor has it, that he takes on of our most popular peddlers with him. … Dr. PECK's new house, an imposing structure, is rapidly progressing. … Julius GALPIN has gone North on a trip after cattle and horses. … A curiosity belonging to W.A. STRONG can be seen at our office. It is supposed to be a stone pestle with which the Indian ground their corn. … Mr. William COTHREN is about to publish another book in connection with his History of Woodbury. … [regarding the South church] Our new superintendent Mr. ROOD is a worthy successor of Deacon LINSLEY - who has given some of the best years of his life to the cause.

    Marriage in Woodbury, Dec. 11, by Rev. W. BROWN, Walter E. CROFTON and Estella M. DeFOREST.

    Death in Woodbury, Dec. 4, Henry LAMBERT, aged 74 years.

  • 2:51 Thu Dec 19, 1878

    We were surprised and pleased to have our venerable friend Edward NICHOLS, call upon us a few days ago, soliciting subscribers for a book called "Night Scenes in the Bible"….A grand Christmas present - don't fail to get it - doing yourself good, and cheering the heart of the aged sire who calls upon you to subscribe.

    Request for claims against the estate of Henry LAMBERT, late of Woodbury, by Nathaniel L. STRONG, executor, dated 17 Dec 1878 in Woodbury District Probate Court.

    Notice - Marshall GRISWOLD has purchased the meat route formerly run by C.H. JUDSON, and will run a meat wagon every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday, commencing on Saturday Dec. 21.

    N.W. BLACKMAN, of Huntington, while out hunting, had his nose split open by the recoil of his gun. This is supposed to double his scent for game.

    "Local News": Mrs. Harmon FOWLER is spending a few weeks at her brother's, Rev. W.L. HOLMES, in Sayville, R.I. … There was a little gathering at the house of Harmon FOWLER, last Thursday evening, which closed up with a very quiet wedding? Success to the parties.

    "Hotchkissville": G.F. MOORIS goes to New York this week to purchase goods. … G.F. JACKSON intends putting new and improved machinery into his paper mill so as to run during the winter months. … J. & F.E. CAPEWELL have secured the services of Henry SMITH as clerk in their store. … Owing to the sickness of Mr. ABBOTT our district school did not keep last week. Miss Celia THOMAS is employed as assistant.

    "Roxbury": Geo. E. BARNES, our popular meat vendor, still continues to do an honest and lively business in that line. His motto is "live and let leve [sic]". … Robert KEELER has shipped some 200 cases of tobacco to New York during the last few days. He has a tobacco warehouse 150 X 60 ft., and four stories high, full of the new crop. Eli N. BRADLEY is also engaged in the same business. It is estimated that our town has produced upwards of $30,000 worth of the weed the past season.

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  • 3:1 Thu Jan 2, 1879

    A young lady from a neighboring city, boarding in Woodbury, has sent a Christmas gift to each child in the poor house. Would we could claim her, as our town's woman! If there are any boys and girls here in Woodbury, who had no presents, they are invited to Mrs. ABERNETHY's house on Saturday night next, to get one. There will be a nice moon, and parents are requested to come too. We also especially invite the boys who saw a lady leave her gold glasses on a counter on Christmas day, and told her of it, when she stepped back for something else.

    Mr. D.G. LAWSON of Willimantic, is a young man of fine talents and culture. His father owns one of the largest libraries of Glasgow, Scotland, and he carries about with him the recent pictures of all his friends there, valuing them next to his Bible.

    Deaths: In Bridgewater, Dec 30, Ruth Ann HUGHES, wife of Harmon STODDARD, aged about 90; in Woodbury, Dec 30, Kate CARROLL, wife of F.A. GILBERT, aged 28; in Woodbury, Dec 30, David McGraw THOMAS, aged about 70; in South Britain, Dec 31, Phineas AVERELL.

    "Local News": Mr. and Mrs. Nathan PIERCE were serenaded on Christmas eve, by their musical neighbors the WESTERMAN's. … The pupils of Parker Academy presented their teacher, Mr. W.V. ROOD, with a beautiful bronze clock on Christmas day. … J. & N. BURTON have mare rapid progress with their new building, and it is now nearly completed; the lower part being already occupied by a party from Norwalk who have opened a fish market and propose to supply our people with everything in that line. [An ad on another page for this market lists the proprietor as Joel H. WHITE, Jr.]

    On Dec 14th, Mr. Jared S. ISBELL of Hazel Plain, picked from a small piece of ground not far from his house one quart of winter-green berries and presented them in a glass can to his sister Mrs. TEEPLE of Crossbrook, who has been sick over eight months and is still confined to her bed. … Mr. C.W. KIRTLAND left at our office some violets picked from his garden on Dec 28. … L.J. ALLEN is erecting a large shed for storing lumber in the rear of his shop. This will furnish a place for the timber, etc., now in front and much improve the appearance of his premises. Messrs. ALLEN & BURTON are doing a good work for North main.

  • 3:2 Sat Jan 11, 1879

    Birth in Roxbury, Jan 3, a son to Walter THOMAS.

    Marriages, both in Roxbury: Dec 22, by Rev. Mr. COOLEY, Walter TYRRELL of New Milford, and Amanda BOTSFORD of Roxbury; and Dec 24, by Rev. Mr. COOLEY, Horatio LATIN of Monroe, and Miss Ella SHERWOOD of Roxbury. Death in Roxbury, Jan 3, Julia, daughter of Cloe and Henry F. BURRITT, aged 23.

    "Hotchkissville": Messrs. BURTON & MALLETT recently caught a fine string of fish through the ice in JACKSON's pond. … A little boy of Ely BAILEY's is very sick with typhoid fever. … G.F. JACKSON is putting up a drying machine in his paper mill. … Eddie TAYLOR froze one of his ears while going to the shop Friday morning. … Andrew FORD has been quite sick, but is able to be about again. … John MARAMBLE, instead of being at the poor house as was stated by a correspondent of yours week before last, is quietly residing at the old place.

    "Roxbury": Friday evening, as Mr. Harvey THOMAS, wife and niece were driving on the road near the cemetery, his horse took fright at a load of wood standing by the side of the road, shied out of the road, bringing the wagon in contact with a post on the opposite side, throwing out the occupants severely bruising Mr. THOMAS and Miss PRINDLE. Dr. DOWNES was soon on hand and attended to their wounds; and under his skillful care, it is expected they will soon recover. … On Christmas day Eli N. BRADLEY had a family gathering at his house in commemoration of the fortieth anniversary of his marriage. There was also a gathering of the relatives of Wm G. TUTTLE at his residence. Also in the evening a gathering at the house of D.L. GILLETTE, numbering some eighty persons of our own and Bridgeport people, who spent the night in "tripping the light fantastic." A house-warming at Mr. G.W. SMITH's completes the roll of Christmas festivities. … Mr. STEVENS, who was bitten three months ago by Henry FENN's dog, has since died of hydrophobia.

    "Local News": A.N. JUDSON has his ice-house at Pomperaug filled. … J. SALMONS has added another horse to his livery stock. … Charles ISBELL of Hotchkissville has obtained a patent on his mole trap. … J.H. LINSLEY and C.H. DOWNES are gathering ice for the strawberry crop. … Last September Henry STEVENS of Southbury, formerly of Orange, was bitten by a dog on the hand. The dog at the time was supposed to have been killing sheep in the neighborhood, and Mr. STEVENS being in a lot and seeing the dog coming with blood about its jaws, called it up to him for the purpose of seeing if it had wool in its mouth. Letting go of the dog, it turned and bit him. He did not think any more of the matter until a few days ago, when he was taken sick at a neighbor's and was carried home, where he went into spasms and bit two or three persons, and died soon after.

  • 3:3 Sat Jan 18, 1879

    "Local News": Truman LEE is quite sick. … Through the agency of Mr. SNYDER, John T. SALMONS is about to recover his back pay for services in the army. … J.D. BENHAM, of Benham's express, has been unable through sickness to attend to his business during the past week. His brother from Middlebury takes his place during his illness.

    "Bethlehem": A little stranger came to the house of George C. GUILD, last Tuesday morning, the 7th inst.; and we think, by the way it settle down to a quiet life, that it intends to make a permanent stay. It was a daughter and weighed 10 ½ pounds.

    "Hotchkissville": Eg. [sic] has had a New Year's present in shape of a 11 pound boy baby. … Messrs. MALLETT & TROWBRIDGE have filled their ice-houses the past week with nice clear ice 12 inches thick. … George WATSON, of Calmel Hill, left his horse without hitching in front of the gristmill, and had to walk home in consequence. … Mr. Charles PERCY got out his big sleigh last Sunday and took a load to church.

  • 3:4 Sat Jan 25, 1879

    Deaths: in town, Jan 9, Catharine BOWERS, wife of Horace MANVILLE, aged 84; in town, Jan 11, Wm. DONNELLY, aged 25; in town, Jan 11, Mrs. Harvey J. LINSLEY, aged 76 years; in Middlebury, Jan 12, Alfred BALDWIN, aged 69.

    "Local News": There has been 12 marriages, 42 births, and 28 deaths in this town during the year 1878. … John FANNING, the murderer of Myron BEACH of Goshen, has died in jail in consequence of wounds received at the time of his capture. … Watson FRISBEE offers to bet any man $5 that he can eat as many oysters in a day as a man can open and roast in the same length of time. … Prof. B.M. HUXLEY, of Waterbury, will give select readings in the Town Hall next Tuesday evening, for the benefit of the Episcopal church of this place. … J. & N.B. BURTON's team ran away the other day, but fortunately no damage was done. … Noyes JOHNSON of Beacon Falls was the only attendant of his wife and five children recently when they were sick with scarlet fever, the neighbors fearing to go near him. After one child had lain dead two days a little outside aid was given, and the rest are slowly recovering. … Wm. DONNELLY, who had been sick at Mr. Geo. TYLER's a number of days was found dead in his bed Thursday morning, 9 inst., and was buried last week Monday at Southbury cemetery. He was with his step-mother brought to Southbury more than twenty years ago, by Mrs. Eliza HINMAN who cared for them during her life; also leaving funds for their use and benefit after her death. The young man was educated by Mrs. HINMAN, was clerk in D.S. BULL's store, and has taught school a number of seasons; read law with Judge KELLOGG of Waterbury, fitted himself for a lawyer, but was cut down at the early age of 24. It was painful, as well as unusual, to listen at the funeral ceremonies to a recital of supposed or real failures in his poor, brief life.

  • 3:5 Sat Feb 1, 1879

    Birth in Roxbury, Jan 24, a son (11 lb) to Edwin and Josephene BISHOP.

    Marriage at South Dover, N.Y., Jan 24, by the Rev. David GIPSON, George L ISBELL and Lettie H. TUCKER, both of Woodbury.

    Death in town, Jan 27, Henry SOMMERS, aged 56 years.

    "Roxbury": Mr. Nathan R. SMITH is very sick. … Arthur, son of O.S. TYRRELL, is very ill with typhoid pneumonia.

    "Local News": Wm. BURTON captured 11 good-sized pike in Lake Quassapaug last Saturday. … Frank FORD has changed his time on the New Haven route from Monday to Tuesday. … Sudden death - Mr. Henry SOMMERS died suddenly of apoplexy last Monday afternoon, in the 56th year of his age. … Little Freddie BRUIN broke his arm coasting, on Tuesday, sustaining a compound fracture. Dr. SHOVE put the broken parts in shape at his office. The little fellow will be laid up for a season and have time to reflect on the uncertainties of coasting. … Daniel LEACH was severely injured in the woods last week. In company with T.C. BACON they were chopping wood. LEACH was eating his dinner and BACON was throwing wood down the hill, when a large stick slipped from his hands, coming down on LEACH, breaking a bone and dislocating his shoulder. Dr. KARRMANN was called and set the broken bone and shoulder. … George F. SMITH has brought to town some very large loads of wood, and of extra quality. … On Monday evening of this week, a party of twenty young people assembled at the house of Mr. Merlin UPSON, where the evening was passed very pleasantly.

    "Hotchkissville": Mrs. Almira LEAVENWORTH is very sick. … William BARTO mashed the index finger of his right hand while at work in the gristmill Monday. … Mr. WINTERS is putting new blinds on to his house, improving the appearance very much. … The old lady Mrs. PENNINGTON was taken dangerously ill last Saturday night. Dr. KARRMANN was summoned, and under his professional care, she is improving.

  • 3:6 Sat Feb 8, 1879

    To the editor: On Monday evening January 27th - the night of the party at Mr. Merlin UPSON's - six young men of said party made a call at my house, and while there, one or more of the number stole one or more small articles from my premises, said article or articles being found in their sleigh before they went home. Moral: If young men can't go to a party without stealing from the neighbors, they had better stay at home. -- Watson FRISBIE

    Editor: In your last issue, the article referring to the late Henry P. SOMMERS was not strictly correct. His age was 53 years and 11 months, instead of 56. Those most intimately acquainted with him, claim his serious physical ailment was heart disease, which had troubled him for a ling time. He will be missed by his many friends and neighbors as a correct and worthy citizen - especially by his sorrowing partner and aged and infirm mother, as a kind husband and son - who will receive the sympathy of all in their sad bereavement.

    The trial of the case of Rev. Mr. HAYDEN for the murder of Mary E. STANNARD in Madison, assigned for February 10, has been postponed until the April term of the superior court, criminal side, as state attorney and senator-elect Platt will resign March 4, and consequently will not have time to conduct the trial.

    "Local News": H.B. BEARDSLEE's little son who has been very sick with croup, is recovering. … Wilbur LINSLEY is expected home soon with a lot of cattle or horses for market. … A. WARNER of Watertown recovered his hound on Monday, after an absence of nearly two months. … L.J. ALLEN's boiler was repaired by Chas. CURTISS, engineer at the American works. Jack Frost gets up steam the wrong way. … Shelden SMITH of Roxbury passed through town recently with two Jersey heifers from the herd of Samuel COLT of Hartford. Good judges called them very fine. … Monday evening the valuable (?) horse belonging to Marshall CAM was taken from the barn by some evil-disposed person or persons, and killed. It was just on the border of No. 13. What comes next? … A little boy of Mr. GILL's, while coasting in the 'Ville last Sunday, was severely hurt, the flesh above the knee being badly torn. Mrs. SPARKS says that the coasting trade is nearly ruined in the marine districts, the boys having bought up all the sleds, the sailors have no chance to make a living. … Willie J. MINOR of Minortown sprained his ankle while coasting on Monday. … W.H. ROWELL and J.H. ALLEN were returning from Waterbury on the 27th, and in attempting to pass a team near the Hartford railroad crossing, their sleigh struck a pile of snow which had been thrown from the track, overturning them and left them in the road. The horse ran to Watertown, six miles distant, and in front of the Warren House ran between a tree and post, leaving the cutter except one shaft, and then went to WARREN's stable in the rear. One of the main arteries in the horse's hind leg was severed, and one cord severed. It was a fine spirited animal, and if rendered worthless will be quite a loss to Mr. ROWELL.

    "Hotchkissville": Mr. Frank SCAIFE slipped and fell on the ice the other day, severly injuring his face. … Mr. Moses WITHENELL, an employee of the American, moved with his family from Brookfield last week, and while coming through Roxbury the load of furniture upset, throwing Mrs. W. underneath. She escaped with a few scratches; but being in feeble health, has not yet recovered from the shock to her nervous system. … Will TAYLOR hired a horse of the CAPEWILL brothers last Saturday to go to Naugatuck. While there he fell in with some old friends and proposed a ride to Bethany. Consequence: horse ran away, upsetting and clearing itself from the sleigh and throwing out the occupants. TAYLOR was severely bruised about the face and head. He now carries his eye in a sling.

  • 3:7 Sat Feb 15, 1879

    Marriage in New Milford, Feb 8th, George WELTON of Roxbury and Estella S. ROBINSON of Woodbury. Request for claims on the estate of Henry P. SUMMERS, late of Woodbury, by Mary F. SUMMERS, executrix, dated 8 Feb 1879 in Woodbury District Probate Court.

    "Local News": George GRISWOLD is bringing some wood to market. … Mrs. Althea MINOR was agreeably surprised on Tuesday afternoon, the anniversary of her seventy-ninth birthday, by the call of a number of friends and neighbors to congratulate her on the occasion. … It was Charles MITCHELL who signed the bond of Mr. THOMAS, and not A.W.

    Mitchell. … Wallace PROCTER fell on the ice last week Friday in J.M. STONE's yard, and broke his knee pan. … The sign on the new fish market was painted by B. MURPHY. … Frank JACKSON is putting a steam dryer into his paper mill.

  • 3:8 Sat Feb 22, 1879

    Birth in Roxbury, Feb 1, a daughter to Albert BALDWIN.

    "Hotchkissville": It is said that Mr. Peter CUNNINGHAM teaches a night school, his pupils comprising adults as well as children. … Mr. Wm. FOWLER expects to move onto G.F. JACKSON's farm in Bethlehem this Spring. … A dance at Thomas CONLIN's Saturday night - or rather Sunday morning - resulted in a row in which both sexes participated. … Mrs. Eli BAILY is very sick. … As G.F. JACKSON's teamster was driving through the saw mill lot the other day, the sled slid off the band, the horses with it, one of them falling broad-side. Help was obtained, and he was gotten up without further damage. … F.A. KNOX while driving from Watertown Monday upset his load, consisting of eight barrels of castings, etc., into the snow. Fortunately no damage was done.

    "Roxbury": Robert KEELER employs about thirty hands sorting and packing tobacco; Eli N. BRADLEY also employs a number at the same business. … Dan'l WARNER recently sold a pair of last Spring calves for $50.

    "Local News": Wednesday evening Mrs. CANDEE fell on the door step at Mrs. Althea MINOR's and broke her arm. … Rev. J. G. JACOCKS, formerly rector of St. Paul's church in this place, has received and accepted a call to become rector of St. Michael's church in Litchfield. … On Tuesday one of W. LINSLEY's horses with the owner and Mr. SAXTON in the sleigh, gave an exhibition of speed on Main street. He left his drivers behind and took it alone up the street at an easy gait. Charles TERRILL captured him near the residence of Monroe BARNES. Horse and sleigh all right with the exception of a few scratches.

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