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Utohlrld, Coan., ThurwJay Foh 12, 1*09.
UNION llCiflfr.
For State Orficana,
A. A. BURNHAM, of Hampton.
ORVILLE H. PLA IT, of Meriden.
JOSEPH 0. LAMB of Nor*feb.
The Spring Campaign.
Tile rail fir the ‘-Ameiiean C was flrst
announced in a half frantic fashion in the N»-w Ha
ven Convent! n if we ar» corre-tiy inf •rutctl, Hr an
ifidiri in d who wears or ha* worn, all the errgses.
**ars. garters, badges and dignities kn< wn to the
Or lev. and it was thriwi out a* if in defiance of the
Platform of the Convention..— Winded lit/aid.
It may he well to aid. that this frantic call was
arc unpriicd by thre it* of a violent character, against
samebidv—and that it was frowned down by the
aim ist united voice of the American party in the
Convention—and that the discussion which took
plaee, w is entirely among the Americans—blit one
out an J out Republican speaking. TV.e KepuM'C ;HS,
and the 1 irger porti n of the Americans, left the
Hill, in the fill lielief th»t Peek and other fry like
him. had been consigned by the voice of the Con
vention. to their proper places—and they were
And the Conrant and Courier, in attempting to gal
vanise into life their obfusticafed Indies, make but
a deal of noise, ‘‘full of sound and fury signifving
nothing." If. however, for the sake of gratifying
their d-amatic propensities they want to work
themselves into a pious frensv and create a tempest
in a tea pot. they are welcome to do so. They will,
however, have no more influence than the dog did
that buked at the moon—the moon shone on in
spite of him.
The Republican party swept the State ia Novem
ber, by a majority of 7.000. It will largely in
cr. -ase this vote in April. The result . f the elec
ti -n at that time, w.is a surprise even to the most
sanguine. N nr were confi lent of carrying the
State by over two thousand majority , and too many
wen* into the campaign with mt so much as a hope
of success. In Wed, the larger proportion of them
cn e el it relying alone upon the justice ef the
cause. Ia the elec tion of April, things will wear a
di. f:r-nt aspect.—flashed by success, sure of their
0 vn strength, they will rise to a man. and cast the'r
Republican vote* The knowledge of the super
hum an eff sits of the A (ministration in November
ts still f*esh in their mini!, and their defeat in the
general Election has taught them to he most watch
ful of the p-wt* they have taken, and m >st earefOt HT
the re-election of proper officers tot the fu'ure.
The Republican party, last f»ll. waged war for a
principle ; lor the first time in the history of the
country, the two -->trties mode an issue of a great
Uter.il question ; N-.-w England gave her opinion re
g anting it, an I she shrinks not. nor is g.ffng to. from
the rc.-ponsibili'y. 8he has. as yet, s-ien nothing in
tie course of t led miinaut par y to make her change
i.i her i lew regirling the future course of Mr. Bu
chanan. If, however, Kansas is to be a free State.
(i thing by no means certain ) she will natnrally
fed th it she his achieve I a great victory, and of
of course will m ike the greater eff rt for bei prin- i
ciplee ill the future If to the-ontrary. an 1 the!
K mth is to curse with its peculiar institution, she |
will stand by her arms, resolved not to yield an inch !
of her acquired ground*. Turn which way you j
aid. everything at home favors the success of the j
par y an I, looking abroad, the eye . f he*- citizen
la-holds in the cautious maneuvering of the Bu
c'i t icjrs. only farther ciuse for close and determined
action. N ■ spx-iol pleading from the mouth of a
win s> long known os nskillfn', designing politician,
as is Mr. Buchanan, will convince Connecticut that
tit do s not intend, so far ae he hae the courage to
venture, to exten I the accursed system ot Slavery,
and perpetuate the present obnoxious laws regard
lug it. In the crithdrawol from Kansas of Jjlige
Lc Compton —in the discharge iff the Free state
prisoners—i i tin gitrlol, yet partially favorable
f.icts toward the north of Gov. Geary, she sees
nothing hut the game of politics—and still burning
with indignation, longs for an opportunity to repeat
the langu.igo of November. In this assurance of
success, we must n it, however, forget the couree of
action to be in ade at home ; we must not in any
1 a: d ilesire for a congressional candidate, or in any
little jeil tusy of districts, forget that the serpent of
slavery is but scotched. Ad ready the moment the
heel is remuve.1 from his neck, to again spring at
o.ir throats. But earnest in the holy cause of free
dom. an l true to the mem iry of our patriot siree,
w > m isl'ylel 1 all preferences to the prin -iple. pro
vide I the men are hone-t and to lie dep<-n led upon
in the hour of trial. In the scv. ral candidate? for
t ie office of c -ngression il representatives, we have
personal and particular fri- n is ; and still we would j
n it urg • their n unin ition. for such e.T rt* are seldom i
of benefit, cither to the party or the candi lates We
w nd nther impress upon all, the great imyortan * j
of retaining the vantage ground already gained, uni j
of Meeting such men as gill do honaf to our com- j
ut iftwealth an d the glorious cause of ci^wtituthmal
liberty. The eyce of the whole Union are upon us.
& G»od Tine Ctatiif.
We call the attention of renders generally, and
subscribers pirticuhor'y, to the Festival to be given
by the ladies of St. Michael's church, at Bulkley’e
Hall, on Thursday evening. The dailies have spared
no pains to provide sii outward requisites for an j
agrees ide evening; and Kilty Cents will entitle every
comer to adinissi >n to s temporary tluadise, where
t iiru v li »e a »fa l lea fruit. Taa t/tU s, iff erases.
Mi MSer rrfmhmtnU. f rui but a part of the sttrac
Mm, as the presence of bright eyes, cheerful smiles,
and pleasant w .r la In the person of agreeable ladies,
although not -down ia the UU.*' will certainly n 4
lie absent. Withal, as a *• quiet spirit” is essential
xanae uowfortabhs enjsywwnt, even of such delights
■am t owe. it is a great consideration that one's diges
tion will he supported and one’s conscience sustained j
with the aMurance that he is doing something to as
«ist in a very deserving enterprise. Come on then ;
Id Void I ; neither keep lsock, 0 Goshen, Bcthhm. J
W okoitriiie, and Uaadscrahhle I
I Firer.
iWip stood in our ofiissfew week* aiue, on «M
fiultldhed stove, which had served its generali n
most faithfully. To be sure, time and hard usage
had somewhat wrinkled its physiognomy, and got
Un its dpp r atory a little atItfof joint;; still it per
formed it* office pretty well, roared and burned up
wood by the.euid, and turned out ashes by the bush
el. Its pip^might have been a: little hotter iron,
and jointed * little better, we adopt ; nevertheless,
it never was guilty of smoking, and we let it pass,
having a great respect for character and old age
Somebody beneath us, however, got uneisy about it.
and making complaints, we bad to part company
with the obi frisul. We did not exactly undestand
the cause Hit the great excitement a'lout the p<M>rold
stove ; bili to-day it leaked out. Home of our neigh
bors became greatly alarmed lest a coal of fire
should pass through the floor, and drop in the pow
der-kegs underneath it.
W> don’t blame them, most assuredly we don’t
On ihe whole though, we think, yr ul I rather be
burned up than blowed up We have blowing enough
every day or two. without g ing up feet first t« ward
heaven ; and to think of. imititinga streak of diaij
lightning,. one of these cold mornings nr dancing a
hornpipe on our bead, on the top of A meeting-house,
don't look encouraging.
Come, neighbor, stick a corn-cob into your pow
der-kegs, and poke the tallow candle snuff a littie
farther away from its bung-hole, or we shall be com
pelled to treat you as they did our old stove—makt
you tak* it down.
Apmoonkst.—We are authorised to state, that
HsaiKT Nout s. Esq , of Oosbeu, has been recently
appointed by the feurVeyor Ueneiil .f the state,
Ocpuiy Surveyor of ihe County of Litchfield.
me duties ot this offic , tin recently, through a
to* g period ot yeats, have Uiu liistiiuiged wihuis
nugoisued aooi.y by ibe la.e much lamcnieu auu
wed kn wu Judge UtuitALi., ol Cunuun.
Tai» gentleman was Inst upp iuted to this, office
at an cany akt, by toe old Mnveycr Uitni.il, the '
w-lt knowu UW..WE ciicclit, Esq , uiid ie appomteu
by the Sui vey«.r Ueiic-r.d Holding that office,
aoout twenty yeais ago-which a; polotun.nl the
Judge bold to me time of bis deata. la 111- pr tes
si-.u as a Surveyor, ue w.ts p.ir.icuiaily distinguish
ed for bis long U|«rivlitt: ami hanits ot cl S'4 m-.l
vatioii in relation to the variations ot toe magnetic
ueetile. b. me of these weie ctuilounicaleu to la
stiliitioiisof iw.iruiug, but m< si ot to. to to the pro
fession rout time to uuie. 'they ate esteemed very
vamuoie, ami will tie ihe pliucipal means of let la
cing, when desired, the urn Kin iui.cI it..cs, Ilvt i toy
IniuuguuUi toe County in Woteb be icsiueu auu so
ao.y ntseburged bis uulits, but to a gieut extent
luiuuphoul the a y iuing Counties in this bta.c,
wtiere ae practised more or less extensively, os wen
as luuse adj tilling iu N w f oi k au I iu Ala sa
Local.—There is little for us to Bay under this !
head, except a word about the weather, and this
might tetter be mentioned un er the title universal
The warm sun of fast week was succieded hy mists,
fogs and exhalation^, and ail the other accessories ot
nk "January thaw." All this was d te last month,
I but was del .yed, doubtless, like the indts,." on ae
| count of the weathei." bund.) w,is tne rainiest,
foggiest, n.istiest, slushiest, muddiest, sp,.eldest day
of the season The sunshine, while it lasted, had a
surprisingly exhiltrating effect on our cb5p|iei little
n ignb r of the Wi.Mfud Herald. H cai. nip.-1 V r
the lirst patch of lsire Mil I M h p frtliy a d gaily,
but alas! as vainly, as one of those prem itufe and
indiscreet “swallows that do not make a summer
an 1 prattled on if sky-laiks and crocuses in so
sweet and arcadian a strain tuat i; w is a cruet, thing
‘in Monday a frist to nip his hid.li.ig fant-isies—a
cauti ii to c nsuit the almanac before penning pre
mature p u. o a!» in February.
Tues.lay moining bi *ugiit us. n . mail indeed, but
an uncomfortable tale of two bridges g .ne on the
Nau.gotuck Road. No no .re daily Tribune* fbr us
just at present.
Death or Asa Bacov, Ksq—AVc have heard no
thing furthtr about the di ce se of tliis dis inguisiied
former citiz -n of l j'oh frill, than the record of tlie
fact in the New H rven paptes, witli the in' >rin itio.i
that his remains are to he brought to this place for
Mr. Bnci n was one of th* roost eminent survivors
of the Golden Age n4 the Litchfield liar, and liis i
name anil that of his feraily has many pleasant ;
ass-ci ttions in this vill.ige, to secure f r it remem
brance and perpetuity.
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LEcn’uia.—Hie Lecture list Fiiday evening,
before the "Alpiii Kp-ilott Society" of the Run t* ik
Collegiate Institute, I-v the liuv. Dr. RicHauiW, w ,s
a v# y eloquent and iuteicsting one. It will be seen
tuat a Poeui is .o be delivered oelbre the same Soci
ety, this ev ning, by tne Bov. Tnouins Hempstead.
A few days ag •, a coumrym in went into the
Lowelt Post i ttiie witli a Unoa blit tor a dollars
worm ui [loslnge sluii.ps^lhy clciks wanted spei ie,
an t he siraiguway re, u men wiiu li.a. b|uhinh quar
ters;. these uving also deuie.i admittance, except at !
a ijiscouut, he eauic a third time wiTR STiOndie.i-v.vp- 1
tiers, and a f cry v»pP-' >*- i'n,h"! eauli.t.wh
uf. ruled by the i inci.d behind the window mat I
coppers weie not a legal tvlL.cr to a larger extent j
ti.aa three cents at a uuie, the m ni ir..ui tu>* rurui !
disiri. t coolly puichased a single stamp, and re ;
[s ated the opcrnliou till bis [x rsei-ut. r caved and
took in the rem.uiiing ceuts iu a lump much to the
internal satisfaction of the individual outside.
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A most brutal cane i f abuse of authority is Illus
trated in the account of a young prisoner wuo a.suit
a year ago entered the Omo Male Prison f r some ;
small ottence against tits laws. He was tn>u>>Ied [
with weak eyes, upon wuich the pris-m doctor m.tde
a fine d o[s.raiioto, totally dcsiioyiug the sight.
The pns ner resisted the cruel uperati n till he was
wiCI[lowered l>y the m.dn strength of his keepers
and the critcl cunning of the physidau, fy w in,in ne
was made stone Mind f-.r life. A tew weexs ag.., tire
time for which he was i.icarcetate.l expired; but
Without friends money, or sight lie chose to rent tin
oud wetr out h.*d*y*, ill tiitl disgr.Acef 1 solitude.
The Legislature, earning f the outrtge. refer.e.1 it
toa spe.id committee ui iuvos.ignU.m
— ■ 1 'ISIS.
A businast man in Boston, who has quite a num
ber of tenants, last toil la d in 15u U ns of coal, au J
■luce the rise in that necessary au tide sel s it to Id*
ten mis it first cost, making a saving of one third to
them —Unite a dMeretit cli p is the landlord in Wey
mouth. Whose stove eras blown up the other day liy
au upluwauf a stick of wood. «.ofcv Jfn-m the wood
pile of a tenant of his. a poor widow. She hail no
ticed that h*r wood w is mysteriously disappeonog,
and had read in the ptpei* mat a g m1 way to de
tect specuiutorvwas iv bore a stick ami fill it with
p> w ler. Hence the expl< si. n in the iand-lotd’t,
house The ill oonditioue i .'ellow actually turned
the poor widow .out vf doors for it.
C « RK E S* i> u IV D JE A C E .
hitter from Cauton.
B-V *he kimlnt-ta iif a gentleman of tliin rillige,
we have t he pleasure of presenting to our rea lura
the Mining fetfer fr un an eye witness of the 1 ite
b unb irJinent of Cant.m hy the Biibh sqti idron.
It will be foun 1 graphic and interesting.
C'a.nto.v, November 4th, 1856.
I am now iu the m.dst of the most exc.ting
scenes,—nothing less than the bombardment
of this great c.ty, by the naval forces nndet
etear Auinna!, S.r M.chael Seymour. A
.arge force from our sh'p, some seventy oi
e gtity men, w.tb about the same number from
tue L.vant, are here with two twelve poauu
howitzers, all under command of C'api. Foot
senior officer preseut. We are here for the
» ro-ectiou of Amt-r.eans and their rights ana
uterests, aud ere maintaining an armed ueu
tral.ty, liable at any moment, however, to be
come involved in the hostil.ties. Indeed, as
you will perceive, we have a boue to p ek w»th
the Celestials, iu the matter of the.r unpro
voked aud outrageous firing upon the Ameri
can Steamer, Canard Line. Captain Fooi
holds himself ready,- in ease satisfaction is not
promptly and fully received from the Govern
ment, to go and take the fort; althougu the
Commodore may a. rive aud ha. ry us off to
o.iaiigua.a before aay opportunity occurs to.
as to uo so. We have already received orders
to go to Shanghai, but as the Commodore
was not aware, when he sent them, of the ex
traordinary circumstances iu which we fiuu
ourselves, Capt. Foot has taken the resjioasi
bi.ity of reclaming nut 1 the condition of tu.iigs
wi 1 j erinit us to leave with safety to t..e
I ves un a iuterests of our c.tizeus. For ro.ne
tune past 1 have b.cn q;i te unwell ; with my
convalescence 1 went aud spent some days ai
a chip or floating-house. The whole foreign
population of Whampoa, Ly tl e way, l.ve
afloat. A t this house 1 enjoyed the Christian
xiuduess of a family, and the comforts of a
i.ome oi.ca more. To-night 1 am much fa
tigued, as I have been for many nights back,
ni consequence of the continued excitement oi
the siege, wh.ch I am so unexpectedly called
upon to w.tilers All day shell have been
whizzing through the air aud dropp.ng into
the devoted city. If you can imagine what
“a bull in a ehina shop” can do, you can
mag.ue what so dcteriu.iicei and energetic a
bull as Sir M c’uael Seymour cuu do with- the
vast force at Ins d.-po al, iu this city of Cliiun
Shi ps.
My last letter left me on the eve of start
.ng for Whampoa. We had a del glitful sa.l
*ip the Cauton river. The country, as we ad
vanced inland, became m*.rc and more richly
beautiful continually, and when we came to
author, compelled by adverse wind and t.de,
at the lloieu T.gris . ou the first night after
Uav ng lljiig Kong, I thought the place de
lightful, and that Caiua must lie, after all,
a very beautiful country, 1 am nfire and More
couv.uced of continually The r.ch, green
fields of sugar cane, a.id the r.ce wii eu was
r.ptn.ng rap.uly for Harvest, showed that the
pe pie in .st be agr.cu tarally i.i mst.’.ojs, as
.10 uoubt they are, wuattver oilier bad q mi.
ties they nuv have. The next morning we
got up anchor aud beat up, past the cxteus.ve
fortificat.ous wh.ch have long guarded the nar
row passage in the river, and in an hour o.
two, I saw njy first pagoda. It isjust l.ke
she pictures ou the Cu.ua plates,—p cturesque
.11 the extreme,—stand.ng on the top of some
eminence, wheuee it can be scca for a long
distance, a.id with the same series of or. r
nauging roofs or eaves at short intervals la
every valley aud on almost every level plain
was a crowd of Cu ucse v.llages, the houses
frequently half hid in trees and almost always
substantially built of brick. I had no con
ception of what a crowded population there
must I c in this vast empire, aud one really
needs to travel here to real.ze it. We beat
up beautifully w.tii the tide to Whampoa,
which is tiie nearest anchorage to Canton ac
eess.ble to large ships. We thr a led our way
through the shipping, flags being lowered to
us by way of salute eg we passed, aud oil
chored away beyoud all the rest i 1 uu exceed
ingly qniet and beautiful anchorage. Op
pos.ic, on oii. side, the walled c.ty 01 Wua.u
With its jm£ouas, and on tue other Side
in ... . *1... ™ .... #!*.#.»«. 11, Imm .
me hills terraceu uowu to .uv ..
valleys, and bearing r.ch crops under the sk.il
ful cultivation of the industrious 111l1ab.tu.1ts.
I weut on shore here and found 111 one of trie
h.ll sides (all of wlmch are rougneued w tr
crowded L'nniese graves,) was me bury.ng
ground cf the foreign population. Tue mast
eousp.cuous of the luonaiueuts here is the one
to Alexander II. Everett, our first m.under to
Cluuu, who died, the inscription states, at Ur.
l'arkei’s house in Cauton, aud who is buried
here. There are other aud mure humble grave
stones wh.ch mark the restiug placo a Ms
Sionar e , cut oa iu the m dst of tae.r woik,
or of members of their families, or Of others
wuoui business Or pleasure has brought to tli.
laud. It is to be regretted that we have not
the possession of a piebe of ground for the
purpose of a cemetery, as the Cu.uese are so
exorbitant as to cuargts fifty dollars for every
sailor bur.ed there, and an uu wired dollars Kir
every officer or geutlemau.. Their wursh.p of
ancestors, leads them euiertaiu much respect
for their tombs, aud frequently tuey are budt
up at a considerable expense. 1 weut up to
tue top of one of the u.IIk, not a very u.gh
one, aud was renamed ly a delightful land
scape spread oat before me; the river wfth
Os gradual Windings, its sh.pp.ugs aud oeea-'
siouai steamers passing to or ft um iloug Koug,
the city, the v.llages, the pagodas, the culti
vated fields, the terraced hills, the rieii crops,
the shady trees, the Chinese laborers and peas
ants, wfth their comfortable and picturesque |
costumes, the-herds of tattL—a kind of
bnlfak—feeding oh-the till sides, our tw i
beautiful “Ptrlsmtulh” right below us, all
this made dp -a scene of rare beauty. 1 en
joyed it exceedingly ; another time I went
ashore aud took a walk throug “ Bamboo town,”
a l.tle village on the river, eoutaiuiug shops it
all kinds, where they sell or make almost
everything that is sold or made ; among them
-ire included a plentiful supply of grog slio;>s
where they sell “s*m shocpijfe.inake sailors
drank. 8am shoo is probpjrepfjke most vd
iamous liquor m tde auywheirt! ;* it is distilled
from rice, and infuriates and maddens extreme
ly those who driiik it. We walked through
the vdlage and out of it iuto the country be
yond ; weht iuto one or two/.** house* where
the great, fat, jolly looking idols sat in the
1 most perpetual table d.sregard of
| surrounding circa lucense was huru
.ng Lefore them de of the Temples
was deeorated v _ m itic p; i itiugs or
s gns, in ope of Which sum ; voluptuous look mg
old s.uner ala “ Joss” was leermg in the tunsi
fitl.culpuB manner as a kneeling suppliant. 1
walked farther into a little orchard oi ‘ Lyeiiee’
irees which produce a small fru.t coata.u.ng a
kernel which is l.ke a ra.sui, and very palatable,
ilere we held a brief conversation w.tli some
of the nat.ves, hut as they talked Cu.uese ana
we English, and neither of us understood w.iut
the otucr said, we concluded not to prolong it .
Wnep our expedition started for Canton,
[ was quite ill ou my buck w.tli fever, ana
aAer I had began to recover I ex|M>sed myself
.o a Ibug pull in the hot sun, iu order to s. -
the Eurucouta capture a fort on tiic other
side of panes’ Island. We got there just as
the Enracontu was steaming off, after liavaig
landed -ad sp.ked tile guns, and the Cu.uese
soldiers, who nud promptly run away Without
firing a shot iuto the Ea.acouta, were com ng
oack in great numbers ; as soon as the I>oct< r
would let me, 1 came to Canton, arr.v.ug here
about 11 o’clock, on the n gilt of Mo id.iy, the
27tu ult The bombardment hud tuat tiny
commenced, and has continued ua.ly to tue
present time, and uo one can pred.et now long
.t w.Il last before it comes to an end. Our
officers h, re are enjoy .tig tile itiagu.liceiit hos
pitality for which these fore go residents iu
China are renowned, althoug i their hosp.tan
ty is embarrassed by the i»et that tne.r scr
vauts, w.th very few except.ons, have run
away, aud that it is extremely d.llieult to ob
tain supplies. Indeed, tile sujipl.es come, to a
great extent, f.o.n our snips at Wunmjiou,
ai d, even there, our o.mpratlorts had rece.veu
orders from tue Manuu.-ins not to furnisU us
With provis.ous ; we protested, however, am
yesterday received news that tue order was
revoked. So we shall not be -starved ou: at
present,; I am quartered oa M. I'ardou, (of
ili.ludetpiiia,) a jxd.te and agreeable cur.sti.iu
geiitlenion ; as li.s cook, however, mire.ied
olf, more man a week ago, with uis gr.dirou
ou ins back, and as h.s omer coolies, w.tli tue
exeejitiou of a fa.thful servant, have also de
serted, we all tare our meals at Hassell & Co.’s
at t.ie tiouie. II'mg Hoag is a name g veu to
the passage-way which runs through some live
or s x houses bo.lt in connect on with, and in
the rear of, each other. Tue house of Htssell
A Cix is deeidedly the first A.uer.euu house m
Nnvemlet 6th.—Before I was fairly awake
thus nijm.ug, 1 wad aroused by rnp.d fir.ag,
jumped up a .d dressed mys.l.', a.iu went o.i
tile iKJiise-.oji, 1 eoulJ see that there was a
very hot action going on. I suppose that
w.tiiyh . a U tlf hoar there were u.i hundred
guns ft. e l, amt before we Went to breakfast
there m ist have been more thaa two lun lred.
It was a fignt between the Baracoata an t
UorouidtiJel on tile one side, and so.n - fifty
jnnks With guns of fore gu idmd Ueture ou t ie
oilier. 1 tu.gut have been in the navy Half a
century and not see anything l.ke the state of
affairs now existiug in Canton.
-V . niter 1Furlwoor three days p ist.affairs U ive
been • i« statu quo.' I hii* ui I I not be surprised luo. at
any in >lirant. to hear tlie whixxin/ o. me noin is an
ti iiiu. ing that the hall, i r bull* nave re- qie.ie I. A l
uiiraf Seym air will cell.duly n t hack out. and toe
’• U ivtninr General ■ I' the two Hwangs, tic fir
in in i lets evi ry disp siti-m to ii I..J III., groan 1. '1 ne
Hottest part of lliealf.iir is d.aililless yet lo e. tile ;
an i it will n it Iv surprising if the Chiu i w ir of fif
teen years ago Ii.is to he f night over ngtiii liel'ore
the end of tin- week, tlie whole city ol Canton in iy
Iw ill wSwu. Indeed, it is a nieluiicu iy sigul. even
now, to pull d wu I iv tue " Unli'u roily, oppo ite
tint part of tlie ei y wu« re llicelf.ct ■ f (lie can in n
alin., us I of the uesi i active nr.s kin iled by it. is
III SI appireilt. Tne I >.-* of life mi me piri of tile .
Chinese must lirei ly hive been fearfully greit
Ui course, I cm a t jn .go v ry Well wuit sort of
a place Cniton is under orliauy cire.i.nUinees
i he foreign es,a uls.mi ii s are all tiigetaer, iron.ni/
on a I ir/e and very pleasant garden, in llie ecu re
of which stands—much to die disgust of ih>- Cni*
nose—an English Clnreli. This gir leii is uiee.y
k ml, is planted with trees of rie.i an I beau.i.ill v i
fieties an I is ach inning pi ice lo w dk It is wed
th it'ir Is so ; for the w ilks of foreigners are is .stiy I
restricted to this plot . f iw i or three acres This
fronts on the liver, an 1 is g-nerody ihroiigeil with ,
boats—there are eou-.tless mtilfi.tlde* of these on
the Canton river. At present, however tne A imi
ral Ii is sent aw iy ah h >at» from it. in order th.u tne
foreig i resi femes unj shipping ui iy be secured fr..m
Tlie b isincss with the Cuf lese ah 1 foreigners, is
in stly done ill Old and New Chilli streets, which
are cl.-se I y the Fudorie* Generally, fliese must
preamt a scon- of bq-v ac.iviy. an l must lie |
lliroiigc I and crowded, (for they are very nirrow. il
witli po lesiri ais -Chinese. Pansies. La-cars Hui- '
d sis .inf Kuroivins N nv however liny arc de- ’
seitv I. 'flic pr.'piietois in s. me iiiManees hive
slaved to in ve their g n»!s. lint ii others their I
fears Ii ui hur ied them of without st ppin/ .or their
pr.qier.y. Th y are birricadod an I gu.tr led ui.e
tally,; —old t.'hiiia Street hy the English, an i New
t'hini Street by our forces ; toe difference between
tne two is very striking, a id to me m «t surprising, I
Tke English have ransacked every store from t.,p to !
bottom. woereas the stores nn lerour protection h ive !
Iven c-irefiillv guarded. .in 1 except i one or two in- |
si inces wucre it was netxwsary, Ii ive been uninjured ;
and in-a detected in in I . ing f|,e p.-.qieity i f un
ode si ling people have bc-n properly punis ml. I; is
true the English are at wir with the Chinese, an I
we are not, hut the Admiral hasalwivs aimed to
protect tlie lives and pro erty of tlie 'unoif.-ii i.ig
l«**p!e a:i I t» come at the Governor an I ofii i ds.
I went tli. other ilily in o one of tlie stores w .ieh
we ha I lieen oiinpalle 1 t<» break open i:i or ler to get
suppli -s : it w is a te i store, and the quality of te.is,
some of the* in >st delicious, perfumed w ir ft ora ige
fl >wers, would bar d.-lighte 1 all teadriukers The
fir.trt-ny wis properly the store where c istom -rs
were receive I. the n J win a store ro *m with in
numerable rows of little tin cans, *11 fell of to» and
np a flight ol st lira were tlie family apartinen's, s >
vicite l and desolate that it was really quite melan
choly to behold them.
- C.mra xlore Amstrong is exp *cte I m im n‘arily.
perhaps we shall so.iti eavc f .r Sha igh ii, as the
Centra, store's p eience in iy supercede the necessity
ol our remaining l nger hers.
• It Is obvious that the writer ean have hail no
acquaint nee with the quality ur the effe. ts of the
liquor in onr Litchfield grog-sh- ps. Our pioos ant]
purit in village can claim an undoubted pre-eminence !
in this point. ~EL. Enjuirer.
j Litcufield, February Mi 1807.
i Mb. Editor : Permit us to state, briefly, in your
columns, why we dislike the method adopted ,M
rep uring highways in tLis town on Monday Inst.
Ft 'ly It places the oversight of the most per*
plcxiug dep i. t alent of our t-Wh aKtirs iu th«
h.in Is of officers, who, if properly attending to
their other duties, are sufficiently occupied.
Stamdly —Tue town has no security of an im
proved and lev' expensive state of things, hut every
reason to expect the contrary. We speak nut foi
other sections, hut in this vicinity it requires no
gift ..f secon 1 tight t»disc »v*r into whose hands th.
game will lie piayed, nor extensive knowledge oi
tue p.r , to undefsiand that our prospective rued
worke.s lack several of tue qualities necessary fvi
tile improvement desired.
T.urdly—li other jiorli ms of the town can call t<
min l sa ui.uiy cases as can \ e in whi. h the author!
lies have 1 tooling uin largely in their debt, thus
in »kiii;, it for their interest to employ such, an 1 in a
turn secure the debt Horn the town treasury, it will
IT id uo flattering ii peof improvement iu amount
q tali.y, t r cost of tne labor to be bestoWe J upon oui
nighw .ys the coming year.
Fjurtitly —Since ttie Selectmen, necessarily mttci.
occupied with otlier business, c.mnut have all the
workers in their eye, au I since selfishness is yet
abroad it will of c >urse follow that the laborers will
work in amount aa.l manner, and neglect in tin
s itn;, wherever it is f r their interest to do so.
FijXuly—The central odvticatesof this system claim
with some truth t.iat the motto—•• Little work ami
large p.v," is well understood by tlmr hirelings, but
foiget tuis in the case of the towu. Now, wh.it m
curity have we that exorbitant reward for small *rr
vices will not be required fa fat bounty for lean
..to rf
We ..re aware th it it is e isier far, to ftult-dnd than
! 11 i.i .ieite a better policy ; hut if we do dot find
tu it the objcctiou to tue old system lay rather in an
inefficient and e.tsy inspector, than in any iuheren.
f “lit, or that the course of adjoining towns ill en
ir isti g nig.iw .y utf.n s to a general agent w ho shall
pwrcn .se teams, tools, and employ help per. luotitli,
is ciieap.i- fir, m .re enieieut an 1 satisfactory to all,
tn.ni this irregular, uncertain and unequal plau oi
“■ring Hap u.ixird men per lay, then LucUacld win
duf r tr.au those sister towns, who having trie I them
nil, cou i ter tuis the weakest, least enieieut, aim
in .st expensive of any system on the catalogue.
... CHssr.Ntrr Hnx.
* ■- < < |
For the Litchfield Enquirer.
Mr. Editor : As soma of our most prominent pi
pers li ive l*een so engrossed of l.ite with the unties
of Dog Noble, (whicn itr able ban Is is by no mean.
au i'jnuble theme,an.1 recently treated in a most indc
pendent in inner,} an 1 as poesy w is long ago cnlis.c
in the cause of " Foir Dog Tray, ’ we hope thu
y >ur rca levs, and yourself will excuse us for offering
the ‘ pissing tribute of a sigh" to the virtues of i.
g o i Horse.
Everybody knew and tented the merits of ol
Cuariie. Da bow many charitable errands hits h.
•• been intent !” Tne watcher by the sick-be<l, ba
wd coined his ippnach, knowing wall that they wh.
gui led his tractable footsteps, had kindly hearii
an i cheering w r is, which would solace those we uy
vigils, and stiff-ring invalids have ken cumfurlci
by tlie Word in se.ison, of a land where pa:n an I sol
r .w never comes ; or brightened by the hope ‘ that,
in good time tiiey should be restored to Health.
Ji ,ny a convalescent uas doubilcss bestowed a klu.i
i) liiougut up ni the docile messenger, while euj.-y
lag some dai.i.y prepared ior ner , an I the poor lu.u:
| u is grce.c ■ uis gentle presence at uis do. r riiuwiue
j non runt lor uioi ne u vei emu in vain.
Little iuii.Jre.1 lovea o.d Cuariie, fur ,.e has ofie..
rested t.ieir liny feet in wintiy storms, and suiuine
sunshine. So laithtul all aliy was he of cbhiils..
helplessness, to.it ilicit little fingers could g.i.lc
him. and*hover was lie recreant to ilie precious iru*.
At the wed hug ccreiunai.il he was ever c..»>picu
ous, an 1 Inspire white girh was nit an (Jfiiusck
vestment for such occisioiis 111 the f neral tmi
lie ii.iii bis own pl.ice, and his boa y lucks, and qtiie.
! demean r were in consou rnce with the sad leiie
| feelings ol tlie assembly. He seemed almost to feci
tiie cad of the " churcii-going te.land as we ap
! proococd O si’s house, we always saw him engage.:
ill his sabbrtU avuca ion of taking worsliipjiers to
tne suuc.uary H w m my persons has he tnus save.I
fr.nu woariu ss -s uie aged and tottering, whom he
n.is f (lowed to the grave, others young aud blf.be
some, wiio have since given him the added burden
of tueir children. Many a conversation has lie n.
lull wuiie lie wo» quieriy pursuing ids wry, when
heart muche.1 bent, all 1 of which the leiueiu brance
in niter years, onus to us as a strain of sweet music
ne li ly f .rgotten, but wiiose echoes awaken agiiu the
same eiu.iti.nis th u its harmonies first called forth.
Ho ii is borne tHe weignt of in my of us tiirougu
I .nc.y p iths ; an 1 is ossociated with bright wood
lan .s, spring .lowers, autumn leaves an.) dear absent
laces. Fafeffell. w.d .rielid, and if, as Willis suggests,
there is an Elysium for ominous horses, surely for
thy gooducss a.id fa tiifuluess, there is uiie fof thee.
Tli 3 Bordali Harder.
w nun Mi--. On i.uugii tut was iii.oftne I that
the uouy o. toe nidi'll red mail Wus to uu uiU-i
red, sue uiaUu uu earnest request to Lie Ooro*
iie-r to he perm.im to |My Lie tr.butu of iur
ur.ui to tuv iiiortai remains ot Lie mail wiiom
f \i.
sue uss.it.-> to he iur uUsounu, ire tuu ci»5!:
Was cjiisigiiuU to its dark chamber. Tms re
quest cod.d not ho well rulusud, and at 11:30
a. Al., silo Was escorted to tne room of Uoulu
i»y u.q taiu D..k s, lodowud i.y her lutu.iy.
Hating ucsccoUeti the staircase hail way,
she hurst into n tl ch tears ; sobiuig ti tuv.ty,
she, at iuuglii watered tuu dread apartment.
Tne Captain uuuid not support tuu scene wu.uli
| in- k iun must ensue, uuu tllrTeloru fiiuuuicu
| uiilsiuu, out in. l.uy and tier tamiiy were ucco.u
' puuiuii iiy officers a.a.lii aud Duv,s aud from one
oi tnusc guiiliciiieii wu have ootainud thu lul.uw
mg particulars :—
Mr.-. Ou.iiiiiigiiain entered the room first aud
wn.k d straight to the coffin, Standing mot.o.i
i< ss i.y it iur a few seconds, situ rcuturk.d,
" T.iat s not his shirt, lie tiuv< r wore one like
.t.” Tueii thu full tide of agony and d SjMur
seemed to rod over her ; thu two daugutvr*
ami l.ltlc boys were soobuig bitterly ; the
unit ier s oik u(-on h« r knees, and ttirow.ug her
s,l. ujioii tne o, e.i coffin, site exclaimed:— ‘Oh !
1 wish to Go l you could speak, und tu!l who
-did tl ”
Finally the time came for the corpse to be
removed, ami the tearful group uscet.ded to
their own upartmeuts. Mrs. GuiiUiUjihaiu was
so uff tied by the appalling adieu, that medical
ass.stauc.- had to be called in. S&w wali l*)1
to b. d, and Dr. Uhr waited u|ioii her. We
are happy to hear that her vymptom* are uot
tidy to prove aerioui.
Rews Here and There.*
* *^ie 8'ipreme Court, Judge Sanford presiding
baa adjourned until Mm lay of next week. The lit
cltniency of.the weather, together with the atmos
impassable condition <f the road*, l-ndered K im
possible for Witnesses to be brought in. In oorisi.
(•ration of these facts—art l of Judge Sanford*'* at
duous duties in the 1 mg terms lie has just peitde
over, the Court concluded to adjourn for ten day
In connection with this, We regret to state that Ifi !g
Sanford's son. llenrv Sanford, Esq., of New MilTVm
is very unwell from inflammation of the eyes. •*
—Nothing firther is heard of young D forest*,
is rep rte t th it his father has increase I th* rew.a;.
oTered f ir his body. • t
—Alice Young. Rrigham's ef lest da'igliter l*»y h^
first wife, lias been "scaled'’ to Hiram CaWsotf
Brigham’s c .nti lential clerk ) a* hi* third wife. FJ
holding it necessary t» practice that which t
—The state of Virginia ha* gotten up an e*r
In the way of a Volcano, which, is is soi I. is ft ».
ing into the valleys vist floods of aslics and lavr
We have no dotibL, Y in'iee ingenuitv will soon.to,
this to a I vantage—an I expect bv the time the.Iad
is cold, to hear of jewelry establishments f-r. t*
manufacture of Lava breas -pins, all over Vlnrjn*
Unless like too many of southern explosions, tZ'
vulcanic one should prove all go*. ' m
—Trinity Church Corporation has now *ix*y i^.
church"* under mortgage, to the extent of ma
*000 000. and thirty eight clergymen held by't''
golden chain of stijiends at pleasure. • J*
—The Corruption Committee at W.ishingtoe*
hard at work. Everybody believe* that them lit
heen corrupt practises, but such tliingi arc diffic*
to prove.
It s said that the time of h d ’ing o"r legiiP
tnres wmil I undoubtedly l« changed but for op,
tion of the rural districts upon the liiad qnac'.r
t Ills-* si vs the Winded ffern Iff. some arran—eit'
can l e male with the sArrf by which they will a!n
a chance in their lime-ta'de. The conn y men' *
would never o ns nt to the alteration. id
—Sugai* have taken am ther upward turn. ' ljJ j
Sugar refiners have issued a circniai announcing
rise of cne-half a tent on the best qmli let of *f>(
and fifteen cents per gallon on molasses *
Pray sea I its al in; the s i;ir-cane sc -d. Mr Pf
w' ich the Patent office is to give to n ch secret j
of a state agricultural so. ie‘y - let us g . to w .lb
soon as pond de ; and holil on, we pray you nriglt J
ing fannirs, to ail the sugir-maple trees, lest th'
shall lie no sweetning ere long in ill New EngWf
—Jack Ero-t played th* Pickens with a hi/*
’•ell in Boston, last week ; They li u| just gottr*
swung. Says the Bjetoti foul, its first stroke w»
its usual clear and heavy tone— the s c nd like i
•f an old tent kettle, ’ibis freak of the Trust “
■ost the ci y some thousand of dollars. "
—Sno.v storms serin to have hern prevalent 1
winter, half the World over. An Knglish paper y
in account of one on the moors of Yoikshitw. w
sheep in gre it nurn'iers were destroyed. t)nc fai*'
tag from a drift thirty, all del I; and another -
•early his entire fl.ick of Hve hundred w
— A few days since, a train i f car* . n tl.e 0,.jf
road, wore declined liy snow on the prairie.
Idrty hours. '1 hey were with out wind, un.l>
oars contained men w,mi n and chil Iren. ’
'Hie passengers 'tig up the fences from beneath
lnftn and bur.ied them as Ion. as .hey 1 isted l\k
.11 this kind of f el w is exhausted they c •nrnji1
.mruing thu cars, a 11 actui.lv destroyed a pu
■ Hie c ,r. All tti s time th col 1 w.is i.itcnse, an 1*1
wind blew a gale over l he prairie. A Mr. JlcC-.n
oi l tiiree utin-rg linally I. ft the trai l an I w
•li dr w y to a house, throe md sdist a it, w ,er,T
0 itallied Ood an I lire. Mr. McCunvilie iron,- ai*
1 i his travels. Ho then gut a t un an I ww t,.
to Warren. W!i it Iwcunie uf the rest of tUc |>i:*»
gers he does not state.
—Johi Stanton of I hi liinti n wh:le w liking Iu
t i
from ICoy uston, 1 is; Sit if I if nig it week, a is fi
o icitii i i a drift nit ittiro tai.i i nil i ire I
■ruin a house wln re lieh.it declined to stop i
in h iste to reach bvs ow.i red ieuce less Hi .n a "
list.mt. Down Hast tln-y are piyiug big stuns t.e
ut. dlie town of IdfoWstef, Misg. on C*|ie G-d
a rea »j exporsted the r U u f ftf.HQU for the pm f
—A Tollan 1 p iper i:i a iti.ig th* rein irk iblc .«
which uccurre 1 in the to vu if iS >:n -rs i i tins S
list week, status thit Riiidoiph Kutier situgli , ■
two seven in n ils oil pigs recon ly. that w.
reaped ivcly 274 and 240 |mhik Ik. —- Cornelius f j
of Somers Ct.. wig iroxen to death wliiic int.
ted; he w:is 40 years of age and leaves a wi* I
live chif Iren.—~0n the 27th nit.. S.nie<>n I
• fed 44, hung hiuiself while u.i l«r the effd
liquor; he leaves a family of four children “
town amhoHlivs w ro probably more pie iso I
the first, than the lust two items. J
—A heavy ein'sexsicine it of b >n Is h u bee ij
coveted by tbs Henderson (Kf ) and N usli* ille|
roa.1 Company. It sppears tka their agent iu
| don bds misapyii* 1 auoot gMhUOU uf their bun’
Which he refuses to fen let m >n than a parti if
unsatisfictory account. A committee of sUa)
ers lias visits 1 London to attempt to rccuVe
bonds and bring the ufTender to justice.
—Tim Rev. B. W Stone, formerly of Lite! S
' liut m ire recently of Newtown, li.ts beco.ue tlu \
tor of Christ Church. Watertown, and the Re
l’. I'ru Idcn, formerly of Southbury, more re
of Waterbury. succeeds Rev. Mr. UOpdrlch i
Congrega. ional Church Rev. L. W. Abbott,
eily of Watei bury, supplies the pulpit in the M«
istCburcli. Wee >n;ia ulateu.ir VV i m t iwn U
in seeming such excellent spititiud pasters.
—An ox weighing over f >ur tbo isa 11 pout Is
chased in Central New Yoik an l now ow.n,
U.i* Doolittle, of U ni lile, N. H., pissel the
bath in Spiing.icld on its wiy to the stables
new proprietor. A g»od many people tof,
pains to o >k at th ; m un.a >th w.tilo it re.n dnl
the Con iscticut river railroad yard, andou a t
bight with the tallest indiviJui! in the vicinili
ox, being about seven feet, cimo out four *
ahead. The ox, however, is still young ami 1
ing, while the mat congratulate* him .elf up
idea that he has reached his highest altitude.'
* -T—
The sheep of the British Islet ure belie'
number about 55,000,000. Engluud
I toss esses about 27,000,000 ; Scotland; at
mg to the agricultural statistics of 1854
4,787,285 ; aud Ireland, iu 1853, hud 3‘,
656. Calculating the 35,000,000 as wort'*
a head, the sheep stock of Britain la f
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