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Optimum-at Departyxenx PREPARED EXPRESSLY toR THE “ ENQUIRER,” BY T.S. tiOLDi West Cornwall, Ct. 9* whom all Communicationi thouldbe addrttttd. ' ' weeds! Now that the bosy season of haying and harvest ip past* It is a favorable time to destroy those weeds that have escaped ns hitherto— We shall find them easily, for they have at tained giant proportions. The pig weed and red root vie in height with the corn while the climbing buckwheat and smart weed and purs lain cover many feet otsquare yards of surface. Those little weeds *o feeble and easily destroy ed in their infancy, now require a vigorous hand to pull them np; and what to do with them when pulled is the question. Though we may kill the parent there lies concealed in its branching stems the germs of thousands of others to be fought with another season. They may be placed in heaps and burnt when dry, or thrown in the hog-yard or compost heap- The first is the only sure method of destroying their seeds as they will bear much abuse and grow as freely ae if treated with the tenderest care. Some of the annual weeds in grain crops may now be pastured off with cattle, and thus prevented from seeding, others may be plowed in for manure, but in some way pains should be taken that they do not*go to seed. The richer the land, the better will the weeds grow if un checked. In the garden clear np all old peas and beans, and every vacant corner. Roots and cabbages may still be hoed with manifest advantage, but by all means destroy the weeds and their seeds. Bat oar chief object in this present writing is to'enjoin upon every one the importance of making clean work with weeds in the fore part of the season. Betsey Baker’s Bonnet.—The collection in the rooms of the Rhode Island Society for the encouragement of domestic industry has re ceived an interesting addition—a bonnet braid ed by Mrs. Betsey Baker, in exact imitation, braid, shape and trimming, of the first straw bonnet ever braided in this country. Sixty-one years ago, when this venerable lady was a blooming maiden, she determined to have a straw bonnet. Not knowing any other way to get it than to braid it herself, Miss Betsey Met calf—that was her maiden name—saw an im ported Dunstable straw bonnet in Colonel • Whipple’s store, and being a true Yankee girl, she set herself to work to imitate it. With no instruction and without the opportunity of un braiding a specimen of the work to see how it was done, she persevered till she madera bon net that was the envy of the other girls. Then sprung up a business which to-day employs 10,000 people, and turns out 6,000,000 bonnots and hats annually in the single state of Massa chusetts. The public attention was first directed to the subject, and to the service which one young la dy's ingenuity had rendered to the country, by the memoir of Judge Staples, the Secretary of the Society. Her portrait painted by Lincoln, and presented to the Society by Governor Dy er, hangs upon the wall of the Secretary’s of fice. A few days since she presented to the Society a fac simile of the first bonnet that she braided, and it will be preserved as a memorial of a most interesting incident, connected with a large and important branch of domestic pro duction. The bonnet, it may be supposed, dif fers materially from those now in use.—Provi dence Journal. ... --»«*■-, Eous—Howto Pack Them.—The Tribune says the following directions are given, by one who-has had a good deal of egg packing to do, as the best method : ‘ Always use clean oats. First put them one inch deep in the bottom of the barrel; then a pretty firm sheet of paper ; then a half inch of oats again, well pressed ; then eggs, ends up, followed by oats and eggs as before, but work ing each layer of oats with the hand snugly down around the eggs next the barrel, as well as rubbing them effectually in between each of the eggs in the layer. I use a board some six or eight inches square, with the loop or staple in the center, for pressing each layer of oats firmly down. There will bo something gained by lifting and dropping the barrel square on the end, but not by shaking, as it disturbs the layers. When it gets too heavy to lift, use a board three-fourths as large as the head, and get on it, increasing your weight with a spring. End as you began, with paper and oats, getting on the bead and driving it in. The secret lies all in packing the oats. Oats are better worth sending to market than hay, and just as safe. I have sent ten barrels at a time without losing a single egg. You must pack tight. Remem ber that. Picking aNd Preserving Pears.—A great many kinds of pears, in fact by far the greater number, are much improved by picking before quite ripe. It is easy to tell when it is time to make a general picking of any fruit, by watch ing when the full Bize is attained, and when im perfect specimens begin to ripen rapidly and approach perfection of flavor. Then those pears nearest ripe should be picked at any rate and perhaps even, it would be best to pick them all. Pick carefully not braising one in the least, and by no means try their tenderness under the thumb* If a man cannot tell when a nice frail . is ripe without braising it with his thumb in various spots, be bad better never eat a pear When picked lay away in boxes, or on shelve! in the coolest closet on yonr premises, with j lock and key on the door, and examine then yourself daily. —" 1 ■ ■ . , Howitt tells us somewhere of a guest o: his who, seeing a goose and her fourteen gos lings ona common, thought it must be verj ones'181'”6 auckle so many youn| • TS°“!0f tho 8o°lbern visitors to Wash lagton behave a. if they had an undiaputo right to the pardon for which they have aP plied, and are correspondingly importnnab This retards lather than -facilitates their ol ject, for the President continues to act in am a manner as to assure them that pardon iB i act of clemency and not of right. The larg number.of applicants are, however, more cc sident*. — Newspaper made from Jamaica bamb Jiasjuetbeew introduced into this country wi promising remits. The Albany Evening Jot Ml is printed on it, ife “Sub Hoc Sitfno Vic imus.” WING & SHUMWAY Proprietor. Litchfield, Conn., Thursday, Aug 31,1865 The Great Trial. Tbe trial of Capt. Wire, the keeper of the Andersonville slaughter pen, has at last been corameneed in Washington before a military commission, of which Major Gen. Lew. Wal lace is President and Col. N. P. Chipman is Judge Advocate. Tho Commission is com posed of officers of dignity and intelligence, and the prisoner will undoubtedly have a fair and impartial trial. When wo consider bow deep and universal is the popul ar indignation against this wretched man, and howtltterly impossible it would have been to empannel an unprejudiced jury for his trial, the decision of the authorities to arraign him before a military court seems really to be an act of mercy towards the pris oner. Before a civil tribunal, he could only have escaped the verdict of popular sentiment by managing to pack the jury with his secret friends, and by their perfidy slipping tho hand of justice as well as that of vengence. It has been unfortunate for him that he seems to have found it impossible to obtain legal council of any abillity. His first council was composed of a respectable Washington law firm, but they left him early in the trial. He then procured the services or two men named Sehade and Baker, who are constantly irritating the Com mission by their petnlence and stupidity.— Even these miserable assistants abandoned bim on Monday, and left (him in the hands of the Judge Advocato, bnt returned the next day in answer to his most fervent entreaties. The charges upon which he is arraigned, are of conspiring with several other persons in the employ of tho Confederate Government, to in jure tho health and destroy the lives of Union soldiers in rebel and Southern prisons, and also with ranrder, in violation of the Iuwb and cus toms of war. The specifications allege the most cruel practices, such as starvation pur posely, the vaccination of soldiers with impure matter, the furnishing of rotten food, the em ployment of bloodhounds, &c. The testimony of Col. Gibbs, who command ed the post of Andersonvillo, has been taken. He said that Wirz had full control in the pris on ; that the full army rations were served out to him by the quartermaster ; that the prison ere were so crowded as to remind him of an ant-hill; that dogs wore kept to run down those who managed to escape ; and that these dogs were a part of prison appointments, furnished by the rebel government and kept on confeder ate rations? Dr. John C. Bates, who was one of the prison surgeons, made a thrilling statement of the condition of the prison. The men, afflicted with scurvy, lice, gangrene and complaints of the bowels, were fed on a starving allowance of corn meal, with occasionally about two ounces of spoiled meat for a change, and were kept exposed to the storms and the sun, when an abundance of timber for'building comfortable quarters could have been procured in the vicin ity. He stated, as his opinion, that at loast seventy-five per cent, of those who died might have been saved by proper treatment. Dr. A. W. Burrows, of Amherst, Mass., tes tified that he was sent a prisoner to Anderson ville, and was detailed a surgeon while there. He heard Wirz say that he would starve prison ers who attempted to escape. He, testified as to the paucity and unwholesomeness of the rations, and the want of medical supplies. Blood hounds were kept to pursue prisoners attempting to escape ; men were shot on the slightest pretences ; and many were vaccinated with poisonous matter, from the effects of which they died. When the prisoners were being removed from Andersonvillo, one of them was unable to keep up with the rest, when Wirz knocked him down and stamped upon mm. Other witnesses, among them Boston Cor bett, who had been prisoners at Andersonville, testified to the filth, and vermin, and cruelty, and starvation that prevailed in the stockade. Some had been robbed, by Wirz, qt money and valuables ; some had been put in stocks ; one had seen Wirz shoot a man so that he died, because he asked the privilege; being sick, ol being removed where he could get fresh air ; others had heard him order sentries to shoot men for the most trifling causes. Farther horrid details of rebel savagery will come out in the trial. Their rehearsal will make the heart sick and yet it is our duty to put these things npon the record. Indeed, we could nol suppress this fearfnl tale if we would. In every hamlet are the . victims of rebel poison and starvation. As we write, upen the street be neath our window walks a living witness tc their attempts at wholesale murder, his form bent, his eye languishing, bis purple Vein! swelling with ingrafted poison. Upon the tab let of history, by the side Of those heroic ey ■ ploits that have filled this epoch of onr nation'i life with glory and crowned It with triumph , will be displayed a record of the murderous . barbarous, infamous deeds, that make up tin history of the Great Rebellion. —r—— .- Si f&'That cold night last week was an.'ey I opener’ to us. It reminded us that we are Iia - ble at any time to be overtaken by winter, an !• be obliged to wade over to town, through »- foot or so of snow, and to find onr past h frozen and onr ink stiffened. Of course, i a such a case, we would need a stove, so we wet sr to Waterbary and bought us a first-rate coi n- burner of Albert Burritt. Apd, Withopt tl least hesitation, we say that we believe that h has the best assortment of stoves and houa £ keeping articles in the State, at the cheap® j. rates, Wo refer our readers to his advertise meat and to him. * Gode%)'^0Mid^t Book |qr S<$>leipber, is ful <ff fashioji plates, patterns, receipts, and liter »y. matter of special inleresfetolady readers ^ Cpnla^sa tyU'wojjftDWt yrofresenting tht ‘ Spirit tit ’7G ;*• an eWgaittitflored fashiot plate and picture of a ‘lounging cap,’ like which we would have one if wo had time tc •weM>e».~«qBder<y Biweeggfab’iwprwtneings lady’s magazine that is valuable as well as en Harper’» Magazine is almost too weil known to need an advertisement. It is undoubtedly the most popular monthly in the country. The literaturo that it contains is always select in character and endless in variety. The number for September contains the usual serial arti cles, including an interesting chapter of ‘ A Trip to Bodie’s Bluff,’ ‘Armadale’ and ‘Our Mutual Friend.’ Some of its other most in tertistrug articles are ‘ Social Life in China,’ ‘Mrs. Fink’s First Season,’ and ‘‘Revelations ofan oldfogy.’ Price $4,—for sale by Patton, ofWaterbury, With Enquirer, $5 23. Peterson's Ladies National is here. It has a very comical steel engraving ■ Who’s bit my apple,’ a fine colored fashion plate, several val uable patterns, fpnr qr five columns of useful receipts, and the usual quantity of light and entertaining reading'raatter. It is a very cheap magazine at $2 00 a year. With Enquirer, $3.30. ' • '' Atlantic Monthlic. The following is the ta ble iOf contents : Coupon Bonds, Welhelm Meis ter’s Apprenticeship, Twilight, Needle and Garden, IX, Scientific Farming, Doctor Johns, VIII, Natural History of the Peacock, Up the St. John’s River, A New Art Critic, The Luck of Abel StcaJman, At Bay Ridgo, Long Island, Running at the Heads, The Chimney Corner, IX, A Visit to the Edgeworths, 0 i a pair of Old Shoes, Ode recited at the Harvard Com memoration, Our Future Militia System, Re views aud Literary Notices, Recent American Publications. This is a standard magazine and a very cheap one at $4 per year. With EnqnirCr $5. Out Young Folks for September, is as full as ever of interesting and high toned reading for children. The article ‘ Farming for Boys,’ which lias been continued through several numbers, is really full of valuable hints and facts which might be instructive to the best farmeis. ‘ Winning his Way,’ by Carlton, is a true story and an exciting one. The other articles are all of a high order of merit. For sale by Patton of Waterbury. Price $2 50. - With Enquirer, $3 60. The Meriden Recorder has just entered a new volume ‘ enlarged and improved.’ It is one of the most spicy and enterprising papers in the state. It has attained a standard litera ry character that is not possessed by any of its cotemporaries. Its outside columns are over flowing with original poetry, romances, essays, and communications, while its local and edito rial,departments are well sustained. Our ad vice to brother Rigg3 is to ‘ go in and win,’ A Sunday School Convention of the churches of Litchfield North will assemble in Goshen on Wednesday and Thursday of next week. The exercises will be very interesting and the Convention is designed for the special benefit of S. S. teachers^ "*1 superintendents, and to promote the generff^Snnilay School in terests Orthodox churches' of all denomina tions are invited to participate in the osercises through the pastors, superintendents aud teach ers. ; -, i J86y*Among tho Public Acts published ir this week’s Enquirer are, chapters 48 and CO for the protection of sheep culture ; chaptei 61, to prevent injuries upon Railroads ; chaptei 58, to prevent animals from running in the highway j chapter 51, relating to the manufac ture and sale of adulterated liquors; and chap ter G3, for the preservation of fish. 5@*\Ve recommend the outside of this week’s Enquirer to persons who are fond o light and entertaining literature, 8f3L.Wre call attention to the advertisement of a ‘ Farm for sale’ in Robertsville. It is one of the best farms in the county, and Roberts ville is a most desirable place of residence* J8@“Tbe Tenth regiment arrived ill Uartfoid Tuesday morning. / —a i j -;i_ .^i... .hi . - j... MISCELLIVNEOIIS ITEMS. —Colchester,the Rochester spiritual median has been declared to be a juggler, by the jnr^ of the IT. S. Court, before whom he was tried — Admiral Dahlgren was married on Thurs day last to Mrs. Goddard, daughter of IlielaG Samuel Vinton, of Ohio. . ’ ' — A ten year old boy of Lincoln, Vl., has been ill a year, and recently he vomited up s striped snake 18 inches long. lie is getting better. —i Atlady in Terre Hantc, Ind., lost her wa terfall in the street, and a little Scotch terriei seized it and shook it viciously. Heprobablj Smelled a * rat’ in it. The-Rochester Union and other journals which have cal'ed young Ketchum, the forger ‘a loyal leagner,’ are answered by the statement of the Chicago Journal that this fast individn at kept open house in that city, and made i great splurge, daring the sessions of the con vention which nominated McClellan. —New Yorkers are happy in the belief tha there are 84,090 unimproved Jots in the city which will give ample room for a population o 4,000,600, The Tribune says, ‘wo could easily accommodate the population of London, am half as much more, on the strip of land lyin; between the North and East rivers.’ — A Saginaw (Mich.) officer started in tb< cars for Detroit, the other day, with a femal i prisoner who bad been sentenced to the peni tenliary.* While he was absent in another on the conductor came along for the fares—femal J culprit refused to pay—conductor threatenei to put jher off the train—female culprit dare' J. hi*AedftAt—o«*duetor didU ... i '—That Was shtd to be an awfully funn s scene atCnpe May last Sunday week, whe i ibethunder-atorm surprised the ladies whil t they were bathing, and they were forced t 1 hurry back to their hotels in their bath in e dresses. !Some, three thousand qneerly da e beauties ran the gauntlet of the crowded pia: i- zas amid the jeers and laughter of the bruU it iu patoot-leaiher boots, who carefully noted th m feminine disueay and rudely commented npo ‘ »t. It was wicked, Com! ani bounty Netos. ■ -4-j-.- - -jJ.. #—'■ »- - - -f-.. ; LifCHFm.D.—The ‘ locals’ of other state pa pers are reveling itt fires and robberies and mur ders, and Sre as busy as bees*doing ‘ horrible accidents’ for the entertainment of their read ers ; bnt this old town is as ‘ moral’ and digni fied as ever—po one has been robbed of any large amount, (and we don’t believe any one has spent over five dollars;) no one has been murdered, (or would be, ‘ if they knew it would kill them’) ; no one has been born, or married, or has died, or intends to, (that wo know of); within the hist week. — One little episode did occnr on Monday. Mr. Chas. Pratt of New York, in company with his sister and little brother Miss Patch ol Springfield and a lady of this village, was driv ing around the lake, when the horses took fright Gear the residence of Sherman Keeler, threw the whole party upon the ground, and then ran with the wagon as fur us Amos Bis sell’s when they were Btopped by Dwight Bis sell and secured. Misses Pratt nod Patch wero very badly bruised, and the rest were more or less injured, but all nro expected to recover soon. —The Rev. Mr. Munson of the M. E. Church stated in his sermon on Sunduy evening, that be had never walked the streets of this village since his residence here, without meeting some person who showed signs of intoxication, und and there wero six places hero whein ardent spirits are sold as a beverage. It is an honor to the Union party to be able to say that only one of these drinking places is kept by a limn who votes our ticket. — Scene, Enquirer Office. . Enter country gentleman. 1 Are you the editor ?’ * Yes, sir.’ ‘ Well 1 wish you would stop my paper. I never intended to take it, but it commenced to come to me last spring so I have taken it from tho office supposing some friend was sending it. A few days ago I got yonr bill for a year, but 1 don’t consider your paper worth paying anything for, so you will oblige me by stopping it. You played this game on some of my neigh bors but you can’t come it on me.’ ‘I think there must be some mistake, lor wo never send the Enquirer’— ‘ The Enquirer!' This is not the Enquirer office, is it? I beg your pardon, I thought this was where the what-do you-enll-it— conservative paper is published,’. — Brevet Brig.-General Hubbard was in town on Monday, but returned to New Haven early Tuesday morning, to make preparations for the distending of the Second Artillery— They will probably be paid off on Saturday. Kent.—Even if Kent is a small country town it is not going to be outdone by any large or smaller towns of Litchfield couuty. It has within tba last week organized a Base Ball Club to be known us the ' Mt. Algo Base Ball Club’ of Kent. It now has on its list as regu lar members tweuty-four names, and several others have expressed a desire to become mein bers, making a club of three or more nines.— The club have adopted the rules as amended by the National Association of Base Ball Play ers, held in New York December 1864, which are entirely different, from those of tho old New England game. At a meeting held at the Club Room, Mon day evening the 14th inst., the following offi cers were elected E 0. Cowles, President; C. P. Britton, Vice President; C. G. Buck, Secretary; II. B. Uuggles, Treasurer; L. M. Woodin, Captain 1st nine; R. A. Britton, Cap tain 2d nine. The ‘ Mt. Algo Base Ball Club’ will be ready within a short time to accept from, or give challenges to any Base Ball Association in the neighboring towns. The following is the score of a game played by tho members of the club on Saturday the 19th inst., : l Britton’s Players, Outs. Rons. J. F. Gibbs, p 2 4 C. P. Britton, C. 2 6 C. G. Buck, 1st b 3 7 E. C. Page 2d b. 2 4 G. Sterrv, 3d b. 4 3 E. O. Cowles, s s, 1 2 W. Gere, r. f. 4 \ 3 W. Fuller, I f. 4 4 W. Welsh, c. f. 6 3 27 SG Woodtn’s Players. Outs. Runs. L. Northrup, c. 3 3 L. Woodin, p 2' 3 0. Carter, 1st b. 2 3 F. Sterry, 2d b. 2 4 D. Hall, 3d b. 3 3 C. Roraback, r. f. 2 3 V. Hall, 1. f. G 2 E. Bennett, s. s. 1 1 R. Fuller, c. f. G 2 27 24 Inninqs. 1st 2d 3d 4th 5th 6lh 7th 8th 9th Britton’s 4930 5G009 Wocdin’s 8 4 0 0 3 1 7 1 0 Britton’s Total 36 Woodin’s “ 24 Umpire, W. 8. Edwards; scorer, E. J. Inger soll. Time of game 3 hours. Sharon.—The article in the last Enquirer, 1 representing the existence of six graves, in the cemetery in this town,of as many wives of one ' man, was a fancy sketch. No such fact exists 1 and the imposition was as shallow as it was contemptible. [The article above referred to was taken from a New Haven paper. Ed. Enij.] — A town meeting was holden in this town , on Monday of this week, called to reverse the f action of a former town meeting which had ' voted to pay a bounty of one hundred and fifty 1 dollars to certain of the volunteers from the : town. The former action of the town was con firmed by a majority of thirty-four in a large t town meeting. ! — The teachers’ institute far LitchBel^ County is to be bolden in this town next week • commencing on Tuesday. Prof- Camp of the * Normal School is expected to be present with 1 otljer gentlemen of celebrity in this department, l and an interesting meeting is expected. Access to the town is bad by stage from Cornwall j Bridge. _ 1 Watertown.—A littleson of Geo. P. Skilton, 3 Esq., was lately stung by a bee on one of the > inner toes, which was soon followed by alarm 5 ing symptoms, as swelling and discoloration of 1 the whole body, especially the head, coldness of i- the extremities, and pulse nearly suspended, s but the danger was soon arrested by a prompt e and timely use of active remedies, and the little u fellow was in a little while better; and is now himself again. . ly of Nerthfleld, new successfully advocating the claims of the American Union Commission, spoke with great acd^ptanca last Sabbath, in the North and South Congregational churches of this place. Mr. Colton haring been with our army a year or more, is able to speak from his own observation, and with telling effect. — The Greenwoods’ Company, inereasing the number of their workmen, and the amount of products at itfeirfaetorlea, are doing a large business. “ n !♦* ' .■ **£, — The Smith & Co., cotton factory, at Pine Meadow, having been idle for repairs, about a year, is now at work, its greatest want being a sufficient nnmber of operatives. — The family of the Rev, Mr. Beadle is spend ing a few weeks, as usual, of the summer, at the Yale Parsonage on Town Hill. A son of Mr. Beadle, Ileber II., has just returned from Europe having spent four years there ia pur suing theological studies. — Dysentery which was unusually prevalent here of late, has it would seem, disappeared. Plymouth.—Dr. Charles Jeoett, will speak in Thoma8ton, on Thursday evening, Aug. 31, in Plymouth center on Friday evening. Sept. 1st, and in Terry ville on Sunday evening Sept. 3d. He is a noble veteran in the Temperance work, and the State Association have done wisely in engaging bis services. Plymouth —A buw mill owned by Thomas Ulynn, was destroyed by fire on the 18th iost. The lire was cuused by the Iriction of the ma chinery. Insured for 81000 in the Home In surance Company. STATIC ITEMS Watkrbusy has a population of 14,500. A back for the champion flag of New Haven harbor, is to come off to-day. State street New Haven, is to be paved with tiie Belgian pavement. The Home Bank of Meriden, had $20,000 on deposit with the Ketchum’s. A new manufacturing company in rubber goods, with a capital of $100,000, is lobe star ted in West Meriden. ak receipts ot tue tiousatonic railroad for July 1864 were $35,665 39, and for July 1865, $40,954 36. Increase this year $5,188 07. Harteord barbers, by mutual agreement, close their shops on Sunday for the coming year. Two of the magnificent elms on Temple st., New Haven, were killed by a leak in the gas pipe recently. Whitcomb Stetson of Plainfield, eighty four years old, is teething—two little grinders peep ing through. So they say. The Waterbury Bank has commenced a suit against Morris Ketchum, Sons & Co., for $72, 000, the balance of $100,000 deposited with that firm. ■ ■ ■ I A blue heron was shot on Friday by George Norton, near Berlin C'entei. It measures six feet from tip to tip of wings, and four feet eleven inches from end of beak to end of toes. 1 A party of seven persons, from the roof of ' the New Haven House, on Tuesday night, in three hours saw 186 shooting stars or a little more than one a minute. Mr Dunlap, a Baltimore merchant, left Nor wich on Friday, with aerate of Maltese kittens to supply the demand in Baltimore, where the feline species are very scarce. The Hartford and New Haven railroad are making all their locomotives into coal burners and aro puttingraised roofs upon all their pas senger ears. Mr. S. B. Pritchard of Walerbury, killed a rattle snake the other day near Jericho Bridge measuring four feet and ten inches and having seven rattles. The Sharps rifle factory at Hartford, was entirely closed Saturday week—the first time since it has been in operation. All the gov ernment contracts have been filled. Gov. Buckingham has appointed Benjamin Noyes, Esq., of New Haven, insurance com missioner, under the law establishing such an office, passed at the last session of the legisla Sure. 0. F. Jackson, formerly a printer in Hart ford, left about a year and a half ago to work a rebel plantation near Vicksburg, and now he is not to be found : supposed to have been killed. The Second Advent people are to. have a camp meeting in New Preston, commencing Sept. 4th, and continuing one week. Elder Miles Grant of Boston, and other preachers will be present. A desperate bounty jumper, named Rise dorf, is in jail at Hartford, with a young com panion, whom he induced to join in an attempt at horse stealing. They took a livery learn at Hartford, drove to Dover Plains, N. Y., and tried to sell it, were Buspected and captured. As a Stonington servant girl was stirring np a coal fire recently, with an iron which she found conveniently near, the iron burst and scattered things generally. On examination it was found that the girl had used one of Brand’s bomb lances for a poker. * Do you know how to cast iron ?’ said the foreman in a Meriden foundry, to a green ’un, who last week applied for a situation. * Wal, yes,’ said the fellow scratching- his head, ‘I was reckoned good at pitehin’ quotes, down to hum V—Meriden Recorder, , Mbs. Dolly Pendleton, who died recently at ! Norwich, aged 90, was born, married and died ] in the same house, and never lived in any oth- - er. She had sixty-two years of happy married life and leaves an aged husband. Mb. Sanford our Minister at Berlin, lives j in a splendid mansion, full of magnificent pic- c tures and statues, gives grand dinners, drives fast horses, and has the handsomest wife in ^ Prussia. Mr. S. was from Derby in this State. A fatheb and son in business near Hart- ^ ford, have on ingenious way of making money j. seven days in the week. The son is a seventh j day Baptist, and keeping Saturday, drives the * business on Sunday, while the father keeps i Sunday and works Saturday. , David Wells, a notorious horse thief and t burglar, and who has already served out three terms in the Connecticut State Prison, was on ( Tuesday week arrested at Reading. He has been concerned in several robberies in that j section, and had hitherto eluded all attempts j to capture him. He was tried before the jus* , ties court at Redding and bound over iu the ( sum of $500 to appaar before the supreme , court for Fairfield county. S By tbe late census report, tbe manufacture »f cigars in Conneolicnt Je exhibited as follows: e Number of establisbmentr/JW ; capital incur- o sd, §278,800; coat of material, $240,804; em I ployes, 368 males and 92 remains, oost of labor $189,088 ; value ef prednot, §682,484: ( Two spans of the new iron railway bridge 2 over tbe Co’ineeticnt River at Warehouse I Point, ware entirely finished on Saturday last, »nd the Sunday night mail trains passed over g them. It is expected that two pore spans will >j be completed by next Sunday night. Tbe r spans are lowered by hydraulic pressure. j Thr Providence, Hartford and Fishkill rail- n road is doing an unprecedentedly large busl- o ness this summer, both in passenger and 2 freight traffic The receipts at Hartford for passenger tickets during July were nearly g three limes us much ai in July of 1861, and ^ were considerably larger than in July of last n year. Thr Danbury Town Clock, the other day dropped its striking weight (which consisted , of about 600 pounds of iron in a large box,) through two walls into the room below. A part of the cornice of tbe organ was knocked ^ off. Had it hit the organ squarely it would ^ have done heavy damage. The ceilings were ^ more or less torn off, and a large cross beam j broken. The damage amounts to about $100. Mb. Gladding, of East Berlin, has brought ( to tbe Hartford Press office two clusters of rye One of which has 109 and the other 64 perfeot stalks, each grown from a single grain. Al- ‘ lowing 60 grains to the head, which is the ' number in one coun'ed, and we have on the 109 stalks a production of 6540 grnins fiom one j single kernel of rye. , A mam calling himself Col. William A Hunt- , ley, a graduate of the State Prison, and a great < bore to the late Mrs. Sigourney, by addressing < lying letters to her, has recently tried to mar ry a young lady in New York state by pretend- ( ing to be the son of Mrs. Sigourney. Fortun- l ately his intended wrote to Mrs. Russell, the daughter of Mrs. Sigourney, in time to expose | his villainy. niusAiu rurresi. was ueiore me ponce coon I at New London, on Friday, charged with mar. I rying Ellen Cunningham, in Sag Harbor, on the 12th day of September, 1862, and of com- , mitting the same deed in New Loudon, with , Maria Cady, on the 23d day of August, 1363. The case was adjourned, and he was placed , under $500 bonds. The other day a lady entered a Hartford i store and began examining the fine shawls end < cloaks upon the life sise frames. Becoming t interested she passed along from one to an- i other till she found a silk cloak that pleased her very much, and she raised it up, examined g it earefully and freely, and was at the conolu- j( lion very much astonished to find that she had |, >een making free with the dress of a lady cus omer who very properly stood as still as a stay igure, till all the trimmings of her dress had 0 >een well examined. a F Connecticut Patents for the week ending a iugust 15th, 1865 :—N. D. Hinman, of Pleas- , int Bale, for improvement in horse hay forks, tohn H. Doolittle, for improvement in fruit laskets. Joseph L. Joyce, of New Haven, for * mprovement in shoes. - Joseph Kintx, of West a Meriden, for improvement ^lanterns. Charles 1 N. LeCount, of Norwich, usr improvement in $ governor valves. Ira C„ and F. W. Flagg, of 1 Middletown, for improved row lock. Lock- 1 wood Sanford, of New Haven, for improvement I in tree protectors. Henry D. Blake, of New 1 Britain, assignor to Pond F. Corbin, of the 1 same place, for improvement in padlooks.— 1 Henry B. Tyler of Norwioh, assignor to him- I self and Eugene M. Prevost, of the same place 1 for improvement in locks. William H. Map 1 lory, of Bridgeport, assignor to himself, Nel- < son H. Downs and Robert N. Bassett, of Der by, for spring for upholstering purposes. John R Cook, of Winsted, for curtain fastening. General News. — The long expected ordera mustering ent1 unemployed Generals in the volunteer service is promulgated : War Department, Adjutant General's > Office, Washington, Ang. 24. 1866. J General Orders No. 135.—By the direction of the President the following mimed general officers of United States Volnnte »rs are hereby honorably mustered out of the service of the United States, their services being no longer needed: Maj.-Gens. Nathaniel P. Beaks, Silae Casey, Samuel P. Heintzleman, Daniel Butterfield, Abner Douoleday, John J. Peck, George L. Hartsuff; Brevet Msj.-Geujersle A. Aeboth, George L. Andrews, Wm. W. Belknap, Charles , Craft, Joseph B. Card, Wm. P. Carlin, Joshua L. Chamberlain, Thomas A. Davis, Elias S. Dennis, Edward Ferrero, Cnv ier Grover, Bob- ■ ert S. Granger, Chas. K. Graham, Kenner Gar red, Lewis A. Grant, Simon fit Griffin, George H. Gorden, Joseph Hayes,N J Jackson, Nathan Kimball, Jno. B. Ken:y, Jno. McArthur, Jas. D Morgan, John T Miller, Byron B Pierce, John Orbineon, Truman Seyn ionr, Frederick Salomon, George J Stannard, Alexander Sta ler, Erastus B Tyler, James 0.. Veatoh, Wm. Vanderver, W T Ward, Walter' A Whittaker ; Brig.-Gens. Bichard Arnold, Napoleon B Bu ford, Mason Brayman, Henry ‘^Baxter, William Birney, Cyrus Bnssy, Edward S Brigg, John 3ook, Henry B Carrington, Claries T Camp bell, Powell Clayton, Alfred N 1 )uffie, E J, Da* , ris, Speeds Fry, Lawrenoe B Gr aham. Edward ; 9 Hobson, Joseph R Hawley, Hi -jury M Judah, j roseph T Knife, H H Lockwood , Jacob G La- ■ nan, Thomas J McKean, Sullivai»A Meredith, Villiam H Morris, Geo. P McGi ornis, Thomas 9 Neill, John M Oliver, Williams V Pile, Elliot V Rice, Samuel D Sturgis, Jam es H Stokes, fohn P Slouggh, Eleadim P Scam mon, Adams r Slemmer, Thomas W Sweeney,. Alexander ( Sohemmelfinnig, John W Spragi >0, Stephen j fhomas, Daniel Ullman, Horatio P Van Cove, j fits Henry Warren, George D W«| fner, James ( L Williamson. By order of the Secretary otl War. E. D. TOWNSEND, As it. .Mj. Gen. I It will be seen that this list < jmbi aces seven lajor Generali, thirty-five Br< jvet 3fajor Gen- b rale, and forty-three Brigadic nr Generate. — General Lee is offered the* PreeicUnoy of ti Washington college at Lexing ton, Va. — In response to the oomjilainte of so ldiers * ho now demand that they be - muatereo’ out, J ecause they enlisted for th roe years, or 4ur- a ig the War, Major Generrd Terry, cotnmaxtd. lg the Department of Vi rginia, defines tlus I srm * during the war,’ tea mean * as loag as ? ay military necessity exi sts in the late inanr- ‘ Mtienary States.’ — The President has requested the Attoraey leneral to suspend the Issue of warrants for srdon until farther orders. This action hat een taken in order bo facilitate a general clear- _ Dg up of the numerous and ooscplicated pefci- 8 ions now before the President, to give him the j pportunity to adopt some plan whioh will pro- j rent unnecessary and shameful intervention >y the pardon broken. v e Major General Schofield has boon brevet I Major General in the regular army, and re tiTOd a two years* leave of absence to visit nrope. — The President has appointed Hannibal lamlin. Collector, D. W, Gooch Surveyor, and B. Underwood Naval Officer for the port of oston. — Several oounterfeit one dollar Uoited tales notes were recently presented at the reasurer’s office for redemption, but were tadily detected by experts in that bureau — here were numerous counterfeit fifties, but one so far as known of the denomination or nn thousand, five hundred and two dollars — II others are counterfeited. — The Constitutional Convention of the lata of Mississippi— the home of Jeff Davis es declared in favor of adopting the amend ent to lbs Constitution of the Uoited States Polishing slavery. — The Albany Journal of Tuesday says .— Three children of Jeff Davis arrived here this lorning on the St. John, stopped at the Dela - an House, for a few hours, and left on the Lensselaer and Saratoga Railroad for Montreal * 'hero were two sons and a daughter younger, 'he names of the sous were Jefferson and Wil. iam. They were accompanied by the mother f Mrs. Davis, a white servant girl, and a mao errant. -. Tho Ifonflinkw Sonata mill .land •> I t>_ ervativea and 17 Union. The gains iu the astern part of the State for the Lower Douse rill seoure a Union minority if the southern •art of the state has not done worse th&a sup losed. The Democralie candidate for Slate treasurer is dead, and the Union candidate is langarously sick The Union candidates for Congress in the Seeend and Third Districts vere defeated by 1,000 each. — Edward B. Ketcbuui was arrested on Sri lay, in a bouse in West 20th street. He hsd tot been out of the city. He has been about be city frequently during tbe past fortnight, >ut has avoided his former friends. He ]p>d •bout $60,000 when arrested. The assets are ikely to reach sixty cents on a dollar. He has ■een consigned to the Toombs. — An exoursion train filled with passengers eturning to Boston, on Wednesday week, from • pio nic party at Ablngton, on the old Colony Uilroad, came in collision with a hand car iu the traek, in which were two men. The en line, tender, baggage, smoking and four pas enger oars were thrown from tbe track, three f the latter being capsized down an embnnk lent. None of the passenger s received serious (■juries. — A collision took place yesterday week on te Oil Creek Railroad, by which nine persons ■at their lives, and ten to fifteen were serious ' wounded. Tbe disaster was caused by the ■gineer of a freight train running his engine a the track out of time, and at an hoar when passenger train was due, coming from an op osite direction. The trains met near a curve, ad nearly every car was broken up. It is u onder that more persons were not killed. — The steamship ‘ Brother Jonathan' was recked ou the 31st of July, while on her voy ge from San Francisco to Portlaud and Vic aria. The vessel had 109 tegistered paasen ers, and a crew of 54. It is stated that of liese only 16 were saved, nut mere is hope that aany more have been saved. The disaster lappened by running upon a sunken rock, and he ship sunk in about an hour. The place was ■bout six miles from Cresceut City, the north irnmost town in California, and near Ore gon linn. The rock was four miles from the toast- The news of this disaster should have 'eached us long since by telegraph, hat tbe ■verland line hus been oat of order for several weeks. Among the passengers on the 1 Broth :r Jonathan' were General Wright and family. >f the United .States Army. It is said that tbs joat had the engines of the ill-fated steamer Atlantic, lost in Long Island Sound in 1848, md that one of the survivors wa9 Capt De Wolfe, master of tbe vessel, who was one of ;ess than halt a dozen who escaped from the Lexington, burned off Bridgeport, Long Island Sound. in February, 1840. — A terrible accident occurred on the Ten aessee and Alabama Railroad on Friday. A passenger train which left Nashville, Tsan., for Huntsville, Ala., ran off a long tressle work aear Reynold's Station. The entire train was thrown off, and twenty or more persons killed, md about 50 injured. — A frightful accident occurred on the Long [aland Railway, Monday morning, by which isveral persons were killed, and many were wonnded. An op train was run in to by a down rain at a point on the roed not far from Ja naica. The engine! were amaahed, the care rrecked, the passengers frightened, mtimed or tilled, and confusion reigned for hours. Answer to Conundrum : 1st Samuel, chapter VI, 7-16 verses. *1 MARRIED. In Ridgefield, An*. 9, bj Rev. J. D. Bouton, ramee E. Bate* of Ridgefield, to Hannah M. Jearles of Lewisboro, N. Y.: also on the 17th, « tufas Fane her of Ridgefield, to Mrs. Lydia Vhitney, of Lewisboro, N. Y. — _ .'■■■—• ..... DIED In Marquette, Michigan, on the 2d inst-, Mra latherine D. Harvey, wife of Rev. Joeeph farvey, D. D., formerly, and for many yearn ’astor of the Congregational Cbnrch in Goshen Iona., in tha 77th year of her age. In Goshen, on the night of 24th cf Aug., ewis C. Wadhams, aged 71. In this village Aug. 19th, Mary Ann Isdd ,w, aged 7i months, infant daughter of Dr. [. W. Buei. In Salisbury, Wednesday, Aug. 16th, Hora 0 G. Van Deuaea, of Lime Rock, aged 67. He was in usual health and proceeding to de ver a load of hay when upon mounting the agun, by the reativeness of one of hia horaee e was thrown under the wheels and almost iu lantly killed. Mr. Van Deusen has been for many yearn rom'.nent in almost every public movement oc nrring inhis vicinity, and Salisbury must count 1 him ‘ Another of her tried and true laid low.' SPECIAL NOTICES. Whiskers! Whiskers! DO you want Whiskers or Mustaches f Oar Grecian Compound will force them to row on the smoothest face or chin, or hair on aid heads. In Six Weeks. PHee $1 00. float y mail anywhere, closely scaled, on receipt ot f Address ^ ''' ' WARNER k 86yl Brooklyn, Row York.