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THE BN AKE HUNTERS
Harper’s guerrillas and their delectable allies,
tbe “Moccasin Rangers,” were for mouths “chased
with a sharp stick” by an equally eccentric local
organization, known ns “Snake Hunters.” These
were stalwart, rugged foresters, mountaineers
and original backwoodsmen”—shrewd, wary, aud
daring, and they were athletic and active—fleet
of foot, nimble climbers, and perfect in the nse
of knife and gun. They were enlisted at Whee
ling, and mastered into tbe Union service there
under that most half-horse-half-alligator-and-tbe
rest snapping turtle-est of human beings since
the demise of the lamented CoL David Crockett
Capt Baggs, who beat every county in Wes
tern Virginia for the right breed, and sent them
to Wheeling as fast as he found them to be lick
ed into the shape required to constitute a snake
hunter in good standing. .They were recruited
for mountain service, and were usually kept on
tbe trail ot guerrillas, and for other independent
enterprises; but when attached to an army,
their business was to “trot ” in the capacity of
guides, scouts, and spies. Fora while they
were with Rosencranz’s Army of the Kanawha
and ifauley, and came often in contact there
with their Rebel rivals, tbe Mocoasin Bargers.:
As to their arms, the only peculiar feature I
believe Was their variety, each separate snake
hunter being at liberty to indulge his fancy and
consult his early habits, the training of his hand
and eye, in the choice of bis weapons. But in
their “toggeiy ” everything was peculiar, a mag
nificent contempt for uniform distinguished
them, and motley was their only wear; no two
were got up alike andfrarely Jid the accomplished
snake hunter permit himself to be seen two days
in succession on parade (if their extraodinaiy
system of tactics included such a dandyism) in
the same eccentric combination of" duds.”
But most peculiar of all was their drill.
Every movement was accomplished on the dou
ble-quick or in a run. They acknowledged no
“ common time,” and if reduced to a dead
march they would surely haye mutinied. This
for instance, was Capt. Bragg’s very original
style of dismissing his company:
“ Put away them thar blasted old gnns, and.
be d—d to you 1”
[Which, being interpreted is “Stack arms!"]
“Now to your holes, you ugly rats,and don't
let me see you again till I want you 1”
[Which being reduced to the Hardee vernac
ular, means “Break ranks—March!”
Exeunt snake hunters, on the run with grand
divertissement of whoops, yells and squeals, in
terspersed with life-like imitations of birds and
beasts.
Once, when the snake hnnters were detailed
to guard some stores between Fairmonnt and
Beverly two elaborate gentlemen from Phila
delphia who were making a tour of that country
had the good fortune to witness their original
sty.e of drill, and at the close of the performance
invited Captain Baggs to take a drink in a neigh
boring rommery. As the tin cops were laid
out one of them expressed bis astonishment, not
admiration, of his peculiar style of dismissing,
“ wllich looked to him very much like a stam
pede,” and was curious to know where in the
world they were all gone to, and how the Cap
tain expected -to get them back if he should
want them in a hurry. Baggs replied that the
process was rather difficult to explain, but “ if
they’d jest let that 'ere rum wait a minute he’d
show ’em,^-whereupon, going to the door, he
fired three barrels of his revolver. The echo of
the third renort was still lingering among the
cliffs when every blessed snake hunter burst in
to the bar-room with a whole menagerie of roars
and sqneals and hee haws, and without qneetion
or apology called tor tin-cups. The demonstra
tion of Captain Bagg's style of “family in” cost
the elaborate gentleman from Philadelphia five
dollars.
Oi one occasion Baggs made his way into
Floyd's camp near Gaoley Bridge, disguised as
a Quaker—his suit of home-made peans sur
mounted by the regulation broad-brim, whose
orthodoxy was attested by a small Confederate
flag. On passing the pickets hie unmistakable
iunocebce being countersign enough, be asked lo
be conducted to the general, te whom he had
important information to communicate. On be
ing admitted to headquarters, he ioformed Floyd
that a party, of Union men were organising in
the neighborhood, for the purpose of annoying
his troops end killing off pickets—that he had
obtained complete knowledge of their strength
and place of rendezvous, for the purpose of
catching them in a trap—and that he had been
arrested and oempelled to take an oath of secre
cy.
Floyd listened to him with confidence, and
was induced te send out three companies, who
surprised the Union party, and captured most
of them—meantime giving the Quaker friend a
pass though his lines or which the latter availed
himself without loss of time.
Bat the cream of the story (which, you will
please to observe is the snake hunter’s own, and
not te be sworn to by any one but himself) is
to be found in the fact that the “ Union party”
in question was in troth a guerrilla boy, mas
tering by authority of Floyd himself.
Captain Baggs’ style of punishment, like his
drill was peculiarly his own. He knocked down
the refractory snake hunter with his fist, and
mauled him to his hearts content. He was
once tried for cruelty to one of his own men
wMe underarrest, but acquitted.
Baggs, if still living is a sturdy good looking,
spsggering, hard-swearing fellow, of about six
feet two inches, and quite young.—AT. F. Tri
bune.
m 11 ■ i m » m i ■
It is told of Sigel that a secessionist in Price's
4army lately eulogised him in a letter as follows:
* Pnr men have no dread of the Federal Gene
rals except Sigel, and not him when he is ad
vancing. But retreating he is extremely forini
j !f’®°m® 00r follows say, ‘ when that
d—d Dutchman begins to back down, look out
for hell.’ "
A shrewd old rebel in New Orleans thus ex
cused himself for taking the oath of allegiance:
"The oath of allegiance is like a contract of
marriage—it is binding only while both parties
live- Now, the Confederate Government, as far
at the city is concerned, is stone dead; and
therefore our contract with it is at an end.”
“ Papa, I planted some potatoes in onr gar
den," said one of the smart youths of this gen
eration to his father, “ and what do yon think
came upT” “ Why, potatoes, of course.” * No
5*"®* up a drove of hogs and ate
them all." The old man gave in.
missionary in the Chinese waters. having
distributed several copies of ten commandments
on share, they were sent back the next day with
tha request that they be distributed among the
French and English; “for, said the Chinese,
"the tracts contain admirable doctrines, and
these people evidently much need them."
Ool. Corcoran together with Col. Wikoxand
others, dined with the President, Monday. ,
Proper Punishment.—Col- Daniels, of the
First Wisconsin cavalry, lately did a good thing
at Madison, Arkansas. The rebel provost mar
shal of the place, named Heustis, had put a Un
ion soldier in the jail on the charge of being a
spy, where he remained a week, with jhst food
enough to keep him alive. His cell bad never
been cleaned, and when Colonel Daniels found
him he was covered with filth and vermin. On
hearing the facts the Colonel immediately put
Huestis iu the cell, which was ordered to be left
in the same condition m which Hnestis's victim
had left it.
A Dinner with George IV.—Previous to
dinner, I thought his Majesty looked dreadfully
dejected and thoughtful; but when he had dined
(professiug to have no appetite,) and ate as
much as would serve me for three days, of fish—
but no meat—together with a bottle of strong
punch, he was in much better spirits, and vastly
agreeable. There were only six people, four of
which were ladies. He did not sit a quarter of
an hoar after they left us; and excepting talking a
little on the iudccent behavior of the Mountain
in the House of Commons, and telling an anec
dote or two of the women who went up with ad
dresses to the Queen, not a word was said of
politics. He remained till 12 o’clock, and he
and Princess Augusta and myself sung glees.
—Duke of Buckingham's Memoirs of Ooorge IV.
A Fashionable Weddino in India.—A cor
respondent of the Lahore Chronicle rives an ac
count of the marriage of the son of the Mahara
jah of Cashmere with the daughter of the Rajah
of Chumba. The Cashmere chief came to the
weddmg with bis whole court and ten thousand
followers. The marriage presents were numer
ous and costly. According to the Rajpoot cus
tom, each chief on becoming a guest, received
a present of a bag of money, and on being dis
missed by the Maharajah, a handsom khillum,
with another bag of money. During the hours
of the night, the nuptial knot was tied, a form
which is literally performed according to B in
doo custom, by tying the garments of the bride
and bridegroom together, while the incantations
are read. The bridegroom is a boy of nine, the
bride an infant. The marriage ceremonies are
said to have cost the Rajah seventy thousand re
pees, and the Maharajah about fifteen lakhs.
In Wareham, Mass., a committee of the Sol
diers Aid Society called on one of the well-to
do families in worldly and heavenly treasuries
for aid, when the matron produced two old
patched shirts, (boys’ at that,) which she would
give, but wished to save the buttons, which she
in vain attempted to detach with a pair of dull
shears, and finally resorting to her husband's ra
sor in order to satisfy her eagerness.
Cassius M. Clay is to be assigned to a very
important command west of the Mississippi.
In the ancient town of Chatham, N. Y., is a
very remarkable dog, whose characteristics and
behavior excite admiration. On week days he
is a dog of like passions and behavior with other
animals; but on Sunday his peculiarities and
sectarian prejudices shine out. Unlike the
crow he can count and knows when Sunday
comes. He is not the same dog as on other
days. He indulges in no pastimes. He en
courages ne company nod no familiarity. He
says by actions louder than words to the vain
and trifling canine race : “ Six dayf shalt tbou
play and do all thy sports."
It ii mentioned to the honor of the German
residents of St. Louis that not one of them have
endeavored to shirk enrollment in the State mi
litia. The Irishmen who sought protection at
the British Consul’s office are having a hard
time of it, sure. The loyal Irish allow them no
peace; they have held a meeting and denoun
ced them,'and they are mode a butt for univer
sal ridicule and contempt.
Phonetic Orthography.—The Postmaster
of Paris, Illinois, has kept a memorandum of
the different ways of spelling the name of that
office upon letters received there within a few
months past, with the following result:
Parris, Parua, Paris, Pairis, Pearii, Parros,
Pawns, Pairass, Pearice, Pearus, Pairys, Pai
rus, Paros, Payrus, Pearess, Parris, Pariss, Pa
ras, Paross, Parrase, Pearace, Parice, Pairrice.
A person signing himself " Z” has returned to
the United States Treasury forty-five dollars,
with the folio wing note:
“The enclosed sum of forty-five dollars be
longs to the United States Government. It
came into my hands by an irregular process,
though the intention was perfectly honest. It
beiug impossible to transmit it through the
chaunel intended when I received the money, I
am compelled to return it through the Secretary
of the Treasury. August 9. 1862 ”
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m For sale at the Grand Depot, •
4a No. 148 Fulton Street, New York. jJ
UAnd by all Druggists throughout the United!/
^States. J. MoALISTER,
b 143 Fulton Street, N. Y, ^
f. Agents wanted immediately to introduce’
Jjlt Into families, who may receive it on libe-H
fciral terms, for cash. 3m47 (4
WESTERN HOTEL,
Nob. 9,11,13,15,17 COURTLAND ST.,
NEAR BROADWAY, NEW YORK CITY.
THIS old-established and favorite resort of
the Business Community has been recently
refitted, and is complete in everything that can
minister to the comforts of its patrons. Ladies
and Families ore specially and carefully provi
ded for.
It is centrally located In the business part of
the city, and is contiguous to the principal lines
of steamboats, cars, omnibuses, ferries, Ac.
In consequence of the pressure caused by the
Rebellion, prices have been reduced to
ONE DOLLAR ft FIFTY CTa PER DAT
The table is amply supplied with all the lux
uries of the season, and is equal to that of any
other Hotel In the oonntry.
Ample accommodation^ are offered for upward
of 400 guests.
0f*Do not believe runners, hackmen, and
others who'may say “the Western Hotel Is rail."
D. D. WINCHESTER, Proprietor.
Taos. D. Winchester. 2m-44
White Lead, Linseed Oil, Re.
fjnHE Subscriber intends to keep constantly
X on hand, “ The Union White Lead Manu
facturing Company’s White Lead," in Packages
of 26, 60, 100, up to 600 lbs. each. The quality
of this Lead is equal to any manufactured in the
United States or Europe, and will be sold on the
most reasonable terms.
—also—
Japan, Varnishes, Turpentine, Whiting, Pnt
ty, Ac., Ac., Ac.
WILLIAM C. BUEL.
Litchfield, Not, 20thM861._U-81
New Harness Shop.
THE Subscriber having opened a Shop in
Lord’s Building, overF. D. McNeil’s8tore,
keeps constantly on hand every thing In his
line. Repairing done at short notice.
A. A. JONES.
Litchfield, May 28th, 1M9. tf-6
C3 MOKED SALMON at
59 BISHOP A SEDGWICK'S.
1 June2. tf-R
WOODING A LEWIS sell the best CALI
COES for 12$ Cents. tf-46
The Early Lights of the Litch
field Bar.
A NEAT PAMPHLET, 40 pages, octavo, con
taming biographical sketched of the follow
ing eminent members of this bar:
Patridge Thatcher, Daniel Everett.
Tapping Reeve, John Allen.
Barzillai Slosson, Daniel W. Southmayd
John C. Smith, Nathaniel Smith.
James Gould, Noah B. Benedict.
Asa Bacon, Elisha Sterling.
Jabez W.Huntington, Phineas Miner.
Leman Church.
By Hon. David S. Boardman of New Milford.
Published, and for sale at this office. Price 25
cents per volume. 22tf.
The Tax-Bill,
MTOMPLETE and authentic, as agreed upon by
w*/ the Committee of Conference—just pub
lished in pamphlet form, and for sale at No. 8
i Hotchkiss Block, whence copies will be mailed
on receipt of price—Six Cents.
WILLIAM PATTON,
Bookseller and Stationer,
: No. 8 Hotchkiss Block.
tf-16 Waterbury, Conn,
NEW GOODS
IstDOOK EAST OF COURT-HOL SE.
WEI bavs tbis week rectived a LARGE
STOCK OF
DRT GOODS,*
Fresh from the Manufacturer.
DRESS GOODS.
All the New and Desirable Styles
M. DELAINES.
.Latest and Best Patterns Plain and Figured,
Striped and Plaid
' MOZAMBIQUEB, DEB AGES, ItSK
GOODS, &c.
DOMESTICS.
Bleached and Brown COTTONS ; Stripes,
Checks, Denims, Ticks, Ac.—A Large Lot
bought for Cash, and will be sold at a Small
Prefit.
-“Also—:
A Large Quantity of Merrimack, English and
other PRINT'S, of New and Improved Styles, at
the old prices.
WHITE GOODS)
A Good Assortment.
CROCKERY t
A Full Assortment.
|g” We shall keep A FULL STOCK ©K
GROCERIES,
At all times, and sell at a Small Advance from
Cost.
o»0 All the above GOODS will be sold Cheap
nr FOB CASH ! ! !
F. D. MoNEIL.
Litchfield. April 2d, 1862. tf-50
Do Your FISHING IIEIIK.
BLUE FISH,
SHAD,
MACKEREL,
SMOKED HALIBUT.
NO.T CODFISH, at
BISHOP & SEDGWICK’S
May 21. tf-6
COTTOJY JYOT Mi.YG !
“Treat Once Again!
OF NEW MILFORI
WOULD respectfully inform Iris Customers
and the public generally that be lias a
very large and line Stock of GOODS udapted to
the Spring aud Summer Trade—consisting of
DRESS GOODS ; Bleached. Half-Bleached and
Brown MUSLiNS; Common and Roll CAM
BRICS, which will be sold at New Yoik prices ;
SHEETINGS, White Muslin, Dress do , Common
and Roll Cambric, French, English and Ameri
can Prints, at New York prices
Good White MUSLIN, 12J Cts., old price; Em
bossed TABLE-COVERS, at one half their value ;
PIANO-COVERS; SHAWLS; Balmoral and
Hooped SKIRTS ; 6C0 Yards CRASH ; Diapers ;
Linen, Damask, Irish Linen, White and Brown
Linen Table-Covers ; Plaid and Stripe SILKS, for
25 to 76 Cts. per Yd. ; WALL PAPER, 4 Cts. to
25 Cts.
READY MADE CLOTH 1 TV G,
HATS, CAPS, CARPETS, AND
OXL-CX.OXHS,
WINDOW-SHADES, and CURTAIN-DRAPE
RY ; All kinds of GROCERIES—And a great
variety of Carpenters,’ Joiners,' Masons,’ and
Blacksmiths' TOOLS ; Round, Hoop, Oval, and
Half Oval, Iron, Cast Steel, Nails; Carriage
Bolls, and all sorts of Hinges, Butts and Screws ;
LINSEED OIL. best quality, and PAINTS of all
kinds ; TURPENTINE ; KEROSENE OIL, &e.
The Subscriber has just Srrived with an ex
tensive assortment of Fashionable Black and
White Plaids, Dress Goods,.with a fine line ol
Ribbon and other Trimmings to match. Also—
Dress Goods of all Styles, suitable as well as very
desirable this season.
J. ELI TREAT.
New Milford, April 2, 1862. tf-50
mjAUGATUCK RAILROAD. — Summer Ab
JLV rahorxknt,— On and after Mondr)
May 6,1861,Trains will run as follows :
FREIGHT AND PASSENGER.
Going North—Leave Bridgeport: 10.16 a. m
for Winsted, connecting with the 8.00 a. h. trair
from New York, and with the 9.46 a. h. trail
from New Haven, and connecting at Waterbury
with train to and from Hartiord.
12.20 P. x. freight train for Waterbury.
6.17 P. x. for Winsted, connecting with the
3.00 p. x. train from New York, and the 4.31
p. x. train from New Haven.
Connecting at Waterbury with train from
Hartford.
Going South—Leave Wineted: 6.36 a. x. for
Bridgeport, New York and New Haven, con
necting »t Waterbury with train to Hartford.
freight and passenger.
12.36 P. X. for Bridgeport, New York, and
New Haven, connecting at Waterbury with train
for Hartford.
Leave Waterbury: 8.16 a. x. for Bridgeport
New York, and New Haven.
8.26 a. x. freight train for Bridgeport.
8.10 p.x. for Bridgeport, New" York and New
Haven.
Leave Waterbury for the North : 12.10 P. x. traiD
for Winsted.
7 04 p. x fi r Winsted.
The stage from Norfolk connects with the 6.36
a. x. train down from Winsted, and returns on
the arrival of the 6.17 p.x. train from Bridgeport,
The Woodbuiy stage arrives to connect aL
Seymour with the 6.86 a. x. train down from
Winsted, and returns on the arrival of the
.10.16 a. x. train from Bridgeport.
The Stage from New Hartford, Otir, Coiebrook,
Barrington, Litchfield and Bethlem, arrives to
connect with the 12,36 p. x. Train down from
Winsted, and returns on the arrival of the 10,16
a. x. Train up fromBridgepoit.
The stage for Harwinton leaves Litchfield
station on the arrival of the 10.15 a. x train
ap from Bridgeport.
The stage from Watertown connects with
the 8.16 a. x. train down from Waterbnry, and
returns on the arrival ofthe 10.16 a.x. train
np from Bridgeport.
The Stage for GosheW leaves Wolcottville
on arrival oi the 10.16 a. x. train from Bridge
port.
A. discount of fire cents made to passenger
purchasing tickets at the office.
CHARLES WATERBURY, Superintendent.
Bridgeport, May 8. 1862.
THE LATEST NEWS!
Great Movement of Munson’s
Forces,
FIRST DOOR SOUTH OF THE MANSION
HOUSE, (SOUTH STREET.)
1HAVE taken the well known Stand formerly
occupied by C. Reinhart, and filled up with
BOOTS A SHOES of every description, which I
shall sell at a small advance from cost. I wish
to say to all, Give me a call before purchasing
elsewhere. I will engage to sell Boots and Shoes
as cheap as they can be had in the County. Good
Goods, well examined, are half sold. A full As
sortment of LEATHER A FINDINGS, con
stantly on hand and for sale.
Particular attention paid to Making and Re
PttnQff,
ISP My terms are Cash, (f-6
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Warsaw, Wyoming Co*77. Y„ Oet 24,186k
Dear Sir : I am using your Cathartic PiHa ia my pro*
ties, And find them an excellent purgative to duns# tho
system aud purify the fountains of the ldood.
JOHN G. MEACHAM, V. Bb
Erysipelas, Scroftrla, King's Evil, Teltss,
Tumors, and Salt Rhenm.
From a Forwarding Merchant of St. Louis, Fib. 4,1868.
Dr. Ayer: Your Pills are the paragon of all that ts
great in medicine. Thoy have onreti my littb daughter
of ulcerous sore# upon her bands and feet tlixt had proved
incurable for years. Her mother bad beeu long grievous
ly afflicted with blotches and pimples on ber skin aud in
her hair. After onr ebild was eurod, she also tried your
Pills, and they have cured her. ASA M0RQR1DGE.
Rheumatism, Neuralgia, and Gout.
From the Ren. Dr. Bawket, of the Methodist Ffis. Chunh.
Pulaski House, Savannah, Ga., Jon. 8,1868k
Honoris Sir : I should be ungrateful for the relief you*
skill has brought me if 1 did not report my case to yon.
A cold settled in my limbs and brought on excruciating
neuralgic pains, which ended In chronic rheumatism.
Notwithstanding 1 bad the best of physicians, the disease
grew worse aud worse, until, by tbs advice of your excel*
lent agent in Baltimore, Dr. Mackenzie, I tried your Pffls.
Their effects were elow, but sure. By persevering In the
use of them, 1 am now entirely well.
Senate Chamber, Baton Rocgr, La., I Dec., 1888.
Dr. Ayer: I have been entirely cured by your Pills ef
Rheumatic Gout—a painful disease that bad afflicted me
for years. VINCENT SLIDELL.
For Dropsy, Plethora, or kindred Com*
Elaints, requiring an active purge, they are on excel
ut remedy.
For Cestivenets or Constipation, and as
a Dinner Pill, they are agreeable aud effectual.
Fils, Suppression, Paralysis, Inflamma
tion, and even Deafness, and Partial Blind
ness, have been cured by the alterative action of these
Pills.
Most of the Pills in market contain Mercury, which, al
though a valuable remedy in skilful hands, is dangerous
hi a public pill, from the dreadful consequences that
quently follow its incautious use. These contain no mer
cury or mineral substance whatever.
AYEE’S CHEERY PECTORAL
FOR THE RAPID CURE OF
COUGHS, COLDS, HOARSENESS, INFLU
ENZA, BRONCHITIS, WHOOPING
COUGH, CROUP, ASTHMA, IN
CIPIENT CONSUMPTION,
and for the relief of consumptive patients in advanced
stages of the disease.
We need net speak to the pnblie of its virtues.
Throughout every town, and almost every hamlet of the
American States, its wonderful cures of pulmonary com
plaints have made it already known. Nay, few art the
families in any civilised country on this continent with
out some personal experience of its effects; and fewer yet
the communities any where which have not among them
some living trophy of Its victory over the subtle and dan
gerous diseases of the throat aud lungs. While it is the
most powerful antidote yet known to man for the formi
dable and dangerous diseases erf the pulmonary organs, it
is also the pleasantest and safest remedy that can be em
ployed for infants and young persons. Parents should
nave it in store against the insidious enemy that steals
upon them unprepared. We have abundant grounds to
believe the Cherry FMordl saves more Uvea by the eon.
sumptions it prevents than those it cures. Keep It by
yon, and cure your colds while they are curable, nor neg
lect them until no human skill can master the inexorable
canker that, fastened on the vitals, eats your life sway.
All know the dreadful fatality of lung disorders, ana as
they know too the virtues of this remedy, we need not do
more than to assure them it is still made the best it eon
be. We spare no cost, no care, no toil to produce it the
most perfect possible, and thus afford those who rely on
It the best agent which our skill can furnish for their core.
PREPARED BT DR. J. C. AYER,
Practical and Analytical Ch.miit, Lowall, Hast
AND SOLD BT
A. C. Smith, Litchfield; Hart Brothers &
Co., West Goshen ; Fred. Boardman, New Mil
ford ; Pratt, Foster & Co., West Cornwall; H.
C. Gregory, Cornwall Bridge; A. St. John,
Kent; G. H. Chase, Sharon ; Smith A Ensign,
Morris.
VIGN ETITJBS t
THIS New 8tyle of POBTRAOTJRE Is In
great demand at JUDD'S GALLERY. Ev
ery one gets a goodLIKEStSS ndahpidsome
Picture, by this process.
J. L. JUDD.
Litchfield, April 3d. 1862. tf-60
For Gentlemens* Wear.
CONSTANTLY on hand a good assortment of
Broadcloths. Cassimeres, Vestings Wrappers
ind Drawers, Collars. Neck Ties, Hosiery,Gloves
kc.. at prices as low as the lowest.
Dec. 26th, A, Q. FEBB18S,
SPUING GOODS.
WILLIAM H. BRAMAN,
HA8 now opened a large and and attractive
Stock of
Fancy and Staple
DRY GOODS.
DRESS GOODS,
In Great Variety.
New Plaid Omodemas,
Plaid Mohairs,
Black and White Cheks,
Chene Poplins,
Saxony Plaids,
Mozanibiques,
Wool Delaines,
. Figured Delaines,
Prints, Ginghams.
—Also—A Large Stock of—
Gloves and Hosiery.
EMBROIDERIES * WHITS GOODS.
DOMESTIC GOODS,
Bleached and unbleached COTTONS, Tick.,
Stripea, Denim*, Linens, Towellings, Drapers,
&c.
CLOTHS AND CASSIMEBZS,
CROCKERY AND GLASS WARS,
Yankee Actions,
Family Grooerlea
—ALSO—
1,000 BM OF
Ot NSW
PAPER-HANGINGS.
rAn o. which will be sold at LOW PRI
WM. H. BRAMAN.
Litchfield, April 16th, 1862. tf-1
ON TO RICHMOND!!
S RAH YDS. PRINTS—Merrimac, Co
l UwV checo, Pacific, Philip Alien’s—
in new aud beautiful colors, at 12} cents a yd.,
now opening at BISHOP & SEDGWICK’S.
New Dress Goods.
MOZAMBIQDES, Be rage Anglais, Crape Mo
retts, Chaili* and Muslins, at
BISHOP & SEDGWICK’S.
Green Hollands,
FOR CURTAINS—All Linen—at
BISHOP & SEDGWICK’S.
Choice Patterns
OF LIGHT CASSIMERES for Pants and Vests.
Look at them. At BISHOP & SEDGWICK’S.
May 28. tf 6
$150 BEST PIANOS. $150.
GROVENSTEKN A HALE, having removed to
their new Warerooms,
NO. 478 BROADWAY,
are now prepared to offer the public a magnifi
cent new scale full
7 Octave Rosewood Piano,
containing all improvements known in this
country or Europe, over-strung bass, French
grand action, harp pedal, full iron frame, for
$150 Cash,
Warranted for 5 Years,
Rich Moulding Cases,
$1.75 to $2,00.
All warranted made of the best seasoned material
and to stand better than any sold for $400 or
$500 by the old methods of manufacture. We
invite the best judges to examine and try these
new inst ruments, and we stand ready at all times
to test them with any others manufactured in
this country.
GROVESTEEN A HALE,
3m-4 478 Bboadwat. N. V.
TARIIANT’8
EFFERVESCENT
SELTZER APERIENT.
Tnrs valuable and popular Medicine has univer
sally received the most favorable recoui
mendatious of the Medical Profession
■ and the Public, as the most
EFFICIENT and agreeable
SALINE APERIENT.
It may be used with the best effect in
BiUious and Febrile Diseases, Cotliveness, Sick Ilead
Ache, Nausea, Lost of Appetite, Indigestion,
Acidity of the Stomach. Torpidity of the
Liver, Gout, Rheumatic Affec
tions, Gravel, Piles,
and all complaints where
A Gentle and Cooling Aperient ob Puboative
is bbquibed.
It is particularly adapted to the wants of
Travellers by Sea and Lund, Residents of Hot
Climates, Persons of Sedentary Habits, Invalids
and convalescents; Captains of Vessels and
Planters, will find it a valuable addition to their
Medicine Chests.
It is in the form of a powder carefully put
up in bottles, to keep in any climate, and mere
ly requires water poured upon it to produce a
delightful effervescent beverage.
Numerous testimonials from professional and
other gentlemen of the highest standing through
out the country, and its steadily increasing pop
ularity for a series of years, strongly guarantee
its efficacy and valuable character, and com
mend it to the favorab'e notice of an intelligent
public.
Manufactured only by
TARRANT A CO.,
No. 278 Greenwich St., cor. Warren St.,
Nbw Yobk.
And for Sale by Druggists generally.
April 22, 1862. ly-1
rWIBE Twenty-Seventh Annual Report of the
M. Directors of the Litchfield Mutual Fire In
surance Company.
Whole amount of Cash received
for Premiums and Interest from
the commencement up to this
date. $60,722 54
Whole am't of Losses and Ex
penses. $36,322.68
8 Dividends of 10 per cent.
paid on renewal. 968.22
- 87,280.90
28,441.64
Amount received for Interest the
last year. 1,170.86
Due from Agents and Cash depos
ited... 2,483.86
Cash Funds. $27,096.86
Amount charged on the Books as
pledged Capital. 28,180.24
Making an available Capital to
meet losses. $56,226.60
Receipts and Expenditures from 1st July, 1860 to 1st
July, 1861.
Received for Premiums. $4,688.19
Interest Account.... 1,170.86
, , m 6,869.06
Deduct Losses and Expenses. 2,149.40
Balance resulting to Fund. $8,709.66
Balance of Gash and Notes on hand at the Ended the
fiscal Tear for the Last 11 Tear*.
1861. July. To Cash and Notes, $2,127.41
1862. “ “ «• .« 8 648.80
1853. “ “ •• 4 783.97
1864. “ “ “ “ 6,052.16
1866. “ i« 9,148.01
1866. “ “ “ ■« 12.072 81
1867. " “ «» <* 15,266.88
1858. «• •< «' <• 19,049.17
1859. “ •* i* “ 20,822.06
1860. •> •• *« <* 33,921.68
1861.. " “ “ 27.096.86
The Company have no losses or claims unpaid.
BETH P. BEERS, President.
Jason Wm-riNa, Secretary.
3 held in Osborn, Harwinton,
General Agent.
July 1, 1861. tf-18
Directors of the Company,
Hon. Seth P. Been, Shelden Osborne,
Jason Whiting, Philip 8. Beebe.
Abijab Gatlin, Henry B. Colt,
Charles Adams, George W. Thompson.
A. S. Lewis.
Now Sprins Goods
JUST RECEIVED by
£ew Milford, April 15th, 1862,° . til
New Dress Goods.
VALENCIAS, Poplin*, Ail Wool Delalni, Be
nge Delaines, French. English, and American
Printe, Ac., at
BISHOP A SEDQJCK’S.
Domestics.
TICES, Stripes and Denims, Bleached ABrown
Cottons, Linen Towellings, Crash, Ac., at
BISHOP A SEDGWICK’S.
Balmoral Skirts,
FIGURED MUSLIN, Skirtings, Brilliants,
Swiss Muslin, Lawns, Drapery Muslins’ Sarsa
nets, Ac., at
BISHOP A SEDGWICK’S.
TABLE 8A HE COVERS,
GLOVES, Hosiery, Parasols and Son Umbrel
las, Cravats, Ladies’ Collars—the prettiest as
sortment in town—at
BISHOP A SEDGWICK’B.
_ f
Ready Made Clothing.
WE NOW HAVE the largest and best Stock
over kept in this place.—Coats, Vekts A Pants,
all qualities and prices—new and stylish. Gen
tlemen can be suited at
BISHOP A SEDGWICK'S.
Valises At Carpet Bags,
• ®ARPET8, Window-Shades and Paper-Hang
ings—Curtain Tassels and Fixtures, at
BISHOP A SEDGWICK’S.
Hardware,
A GOOD STOCK—Nails by the keg, very
cheap—CmocxiBT and Glass W*u-ntw Pat
terns—Boevs A Sxoxs for the Million, at
BISHOP A SEDGWICK’S.
Painted" Pails,
CEDAR PAILS, Oak Pails, Varnish Pails,
Children's Pails, and Lots of Wooden Ware at
BISHOP A SEDGWICK’S.
Pickled Cucumbers,
IN VINEGAR;—New P. R.Molasses—Do. do.
Sugar—Prime Flour, Meal and Feed—Hams and
Shoulders—No. 1 Mackerel, Codfish, Ac., at
BISHOP A SEDGWICK'S.
Champion of England,
LANDRETH, Early Marrow, and White Mar
rowfat Peas—Clover, Timothy and Red Top
Seeds—All ^kinds of Garden Seeds, at
An Assortment of
|CARPETINGS, OILCLOTHS, MATTINGS,
Ac.. Ac.—At Low Prices.
F. D. McNEII,
Mar 28th, 1861. M 6
“Ground. Plaster,
DDK TONS.—The subscriber keeps con
stantly on hand a good supply of a
superior quality,Vhich will be sold at *7 per
ton,
E. GOULD.
Litchfield. East Mill. Dec. 1st, 1861.
New Milford Village Lots for Sale.
THE subscriber now offers for sale several
very eligible buildiDg lots in the village of
New Milford. The lots are beautifully situated
frenting on Whittlesey Avenue, and upon the
new highway running north towards the ceme
tery and containing from a quarter to one and a
quarter acres each. The terms of purchase will
be made reasonable and easy for purchaters.
A rare opportunity is thus presented to securt
a pleasant location and residence in one of the
most delightful villages in Connecticut.
A. B. MY GATT.
J Dated New Milford, Feb. 16, 18G1. 44 tf
| .BUY MB AND I'M. DOYOU GOOD.’ ’
HEALTH AND STRENGTH SECURED,
BY THI USB Of TBB
GRIAT SPBINO AND SUMMER MtDICINE,
DR. LANGLEY’S
Root and. Rcrto
R ITTE R £» ,
Composed of Sarsaparilla, Wild Cherry,
Yellow Dock, Prickly Ash, Thorouyhwort,
Rhubarb, Mandrake, Dandelion, etc., etc., uU. of
which are so compounded os to act in concei t,
and assist Nature in eradicating disease.
TITHE effect of thin madiciue is most wouder
X ful it acts directly upon ihe bowels and
blood, by removing all obstructions from the in
ternal organs, stimulating them into healthy ac
tion, renovating tbe fountains of life, purifying
the blood, cluasing it from all humors, and caus
ing it to course anew through every part of the
body; restoring the invalid to health ami use
fulness. They cure and eradicate from the sys
tem, Liver Complaint, the main-wheel of so
! many diseases ; Jaundice In Us worst forms, all
Billions Diseases and foul stomach, Dyspepsia,
Cotiveness, all kinds of Humors, Indigestion,
Headache, Dizziness, Piles, Heartburn, Weak
ness, Pains in the Hide anil Bowels, Flatulency,
Loss of Appetite, and a torpid or diseased Liver,
z disordered Stomach, or bad blood, to wvich all
are more or less subject iu Spring and Summer.
More than 2.000,000 have been cured by this
medicine. It Is highly recommended by Physi
cians everywhere. Try It, and you will never
regret it.
Sold by all Dealers In Medicine everywhere, at
only 25 and 38 cents per bottle.
Orders addressed to Ozo. C. Goodwin & Co.,
Boston. 47-mG
Christian Reinhart,
WATCH-MAKER,
Litchfield. Conn. tf-48
New Goods! New Goods!
CHARLES McNEIL,
(Thus Doors West ot Tua Count Housz,]
IS NOW OPENING
A General Assortment of
SPRING AND SUMMER GOODS,
/
CONSISTING Of
CLOTHS, CA8SIMERBS, VESTINGS,
LADIES’ DRESS GOODS, SHEETINGS AND
SHIRTINGS, HOSIERY, 4c., 4c., 4c.. 4e.
—Also—
A FULL SUPPLY OF MENS AND BOYS'
Ready Made Clothing;
To which the attention of the Public ie particu
larly Invited.
We Havi aim Just Reczived
Choice Brandt of FLOUR, and a General
Aaaoitment of GROCRRIBS.
CHARLES MoNEL, Agent.
Litchfield, April 23, 1862. tf-1
HOLME ) & WELLS
FORMERLY
HOLMES 4 BRONSON.
BANK-STREET, Watxbbury, Con.
WE have aa«octated Mr. F. D. Wells o
New York City with us, and hope, by his
acquaintance in market, to make still greater in
ducements for our friends to favor ns with their
patronage.
We shall open every week the choicest styles
add qualities of GOODS from tht Boston and
New York Markets.
Especial attention wUl be paid to the Selec
tion of the most elegant DRESS-GOODS, and the
latest and most fashionable Spring Mantles and
Mantillas.
A large Stock of Linens 4 Honsekeeping Goods.
tST Cash and Low Prices.
HOLMES 4 WELLS,
Largest Dry Goods House in the City.
March Uth. 1861. tf-47
if Cartes tts F9isiteS*
fWTHIS New Style of PICTURES, which was
X first introduced in Paris, Is now being ex
tensively circulated In this Countiy. They are
made with success at “Judd’s Gallery”—are
convenient to exchange with friends, or send by
mail—and are really beautiful productions of
the Photographic Art; _
J. L- JUDD.
Litchfield. Jan. 16th. 1862, tfc*9
LAGER BEER.
U ECEIVBD fresh every ™k’Eb/INHART.
May 28.
BISHOP 4 SEDGWICK’S.
Litchfield, April 28d. 1862. tf-l
MAYORS OF THE
Great Cities.
We, the undersigned 1
Wy that the 1
Physicians of«
a document of aaeuranoe to OS that the teas,
ediea of DB. J. O. ATEB A OO., of LowaSL
(Ayer’s Sarsaparilla, Pills, Agna Oaf*, aM
Cherry Pectoral,) hare been fbond to M
medicines of great exoallsnoe, and enthf
the oonfldenoe of the eenautt
HOW. JAMBS COOK,
Mayor of LOWBLA MANS
HOW. ALBIW BKABD,
Mayor of NASHUA. V. •
HOW. B. W. HABBIWOTOW,
Mayor of MANGHBBTBA N. %
HOW. JOHW ABBOTT,
Mayor of OONOOMDt *. m
HOW. A. H. BULLOCK,
Mayor of WOBOBSTMB, Mil
HOW. WATHL SIL8BEB,
Mayor of BALBM, Mitt
how. r. w. uwcour, Jr.,
Mayor of BOSTON, M**>
HOW. TO. M. BODMAW,
Mayor of PBOVXDBNOB, B. %
BOW. AMOS W. FBXWnOB,
Mayor at BOBWIOM, COSES
BOW. J. W. HARRIS,
Mayor of NXW LONDON. OttB
HOW. CHAS. S. BODIKB,
. Mayor of MONWIWdTettSl
BOOL Du F. TIBMAWW, _
Mayer of NBW TOBX flStt
HOW. H. M. B3W8TBWT, '
Mayor of HAMILTON, a Wl
HOW. ADAM WILSOW,
Mayor of TOBONTO, a Wl
HOW. R. M. BISHOP,
Mayor of OIHOINNATI. OH*
HOW. I. H. CRAWFORD,
Mayor of LOU18VZLLN, NX
HOW. JOHW SLOAW,
Mayor of LTONS, IOWA
HOW. JAMES MoFXBTEBS,
Mayor of BOWMANVILLB, a W.
HOW. JAMES W. WORTH,
Mayor of AUGUSTA MM
HOW. HENRY COOPER, Jr.,
Mayor of HALLO WXLL, MB.
HOW. JAMES 8. BEBK,
Mayor of PBXDBBICTON, W. *
HOW. WILLARD WYE,
Mayor of NBW BBDPOBD, MAS*
HOW. J. BLAIBDBLL,
Mayor of PALL BTVXB, MASS.
HOW. W. H. CRAW8TOW,
Mayor of NBWPOBT. B. L
HOW. FRED STAHL,
Mayor of CALEBA ILL,
HOW. JOHW HODODEW,
Mayor of DUBUQUE, IOWA
HON. THOMAS CRUTCHFIELD,
Mayor of CHATTANOOGA, TOT.
HON. ROBERT BLAIR,
Major of TUSCALOOSA, ALA.
HON. R. D. BAUGH,
Major of MEMPHIS, TOT.
HON. GERARD STITH,
Major of NSW ORLEANS, LA.
HON. H. D. SCRANTON,
Major of ROCHESTER, N. T.
HON. DB WITT C. GROVE,
Major of UTICA, N. T.
HON. GEO. WILSON,
Major of PITTSBURG, PA.
HON. C. H. BUHL,
Major of DETROIT, MICH.
HON. HEMAN L. PAGE,
Major of MILWAUKXE, WXS.
HON. W. W. VAUGHN,
Major of RACINE, WXS.
HON. A. FARR,
Major of KHNOSHA, WXS.
HON. JOHN C. HAINES,
Major of CHICAGO, ZUa
HON. M. J. A. HEATH,
Major of SELMA, ALA.
HON. A. J. NOBLE, _
Major of MOHTGOMXHT, ALA
HON. W. S. HOLYBAD,
I ' Major of COLUMBUS, OA.
DON B8PARTEBO MANUEL,
Major of VERA OMR
DON FIBTRN DN CiABAT.LO,
Major of MEXXOCX
DON BSTEFHANIE RODRIGUES,
Major of HAVANA
DON ANTONIO SCHEVNRA,
Major of LIMA PERU.
DON M. G. MTLANGNO,
Major of VALPARAISO, QUA
DON HARO SE8QUXPNDAUA,
Major of RIO JANEIRO, IMHT>
Certify that tha resident Druggists kart
assured than
Ayer’s Sarsaparilla
It an excellent romedj, and worthy tha MB*
fidenoe of tha community.
Ayer’s Sarsaparilla.
For Spring D!a»aa«a.
For Pur If)-lug Ur. Blood,
For Scrofula or Mlug’i Evil.
For Tuaaora, Ul.ors, aud Sir.a.
For Eruptions aud Pimples.
For Blotch,,, Blulua, aud Balia.
Far St. Anthony’, Fire, Rose, or Brf*
For Tcttor or Salt Rhsuas. (slpolaa.
For Scold Head aud Rtugwonu.
For Cancer end Cancerous Soros.
For Sore Eyes, Sore Rare, and Muss an.
For Feaeale Diseases.
For Suppression tut Irregularity*
For Syphilis pu Venereal Diseases*
For Liver Complaints.
For Diseases of tha Heart.
The Majors of the chief dhas of tha USA
tad States, Canadas, and British IWkHh
Chili, Peru, Braafl, Mevloo, aad In Ret at*
moat all the cities on this ogntinent, hava
signed this document, to assure their people
what remedies they may use with ss*dr and
eonfldenoe. But our spaae wfll only adndt
g portion of them.
Ayer’s Sarsaparilla,
Ayer’s Cherry PeetofaO,
Ayer’s Fills, and
Ayer’s Ague Core,
narmu ar
Dr. JT. C. Ayer 4k Oh,
LOWELL RASA.
Aad sold by Dmnkts enrj whan
Who’s l>wr Mmtier t
BIBAM IAOXIOV, gn.
BEG8 leave to annonnee to tha IphnMtant
of Litchfield and vicinity, that ha has mam
on band a largo and handsome assortment of
SPRING HATS AND OAFS,
From the most fashionable Dealer, In New fork
GIVE mu A CALL.
Watte on the Mind ie a very important work.
But Watte on the Heed Is “ morrfo."
Litchfield, May 22d, 1061. tM

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