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_ Pennsylvania has produced $24,000,000
worth of petroleum last year.
_ Colorado ha* adopted her new state con
_ It is reported that good gold has been dis
covered at Oil City, Pa.
— Three-fourths of the members of the South
Carolina convention were active participants
in the rebellion.
— Gen. Rufus Saxton, commanding at Hil
ton Head, has married one cf the school super
intendents who went down there from Massa
— A son of thr late President Polk is em
ployed with iwo blacks, the three at five dol
lars per day in taking care of mules purchased
by a' northern speculator at the army sales
near Nashville.
— The ease of Arguelles, who was sent to
Ouba from New York on the charge of being
a slave trader, has been laid before the Presi
dent and by him referred to Secretary Seward
. •_Da XT V
— A OOrUUW O ju»; --r - -
recently iwdtrri a verdict that a certain de
ceased man ' came to his death by excessive
drinking, producing apoplexy in the minds of
the jury.’
— There are three brothers, two of whom
live in Methuen, Mass., who have had in the
aggregate, eleven wives. One of the gentle
men is a widower. Here is a chance for an
enterprising young woman.
— A boy of fifteen lately committed saioide.
In London, because the servant maid took
away his candle while he was reading * Pick
wick Papers.’ Mr. Dickens should immortal
ise him in his next novel
— Pi thole, the great oil city in Pennsylva
nia was thus named in consequence of an ex
traordinary pit or cavern that exists about
three miles from the city. In this pit stones
are thrown, but they are never heard to drcp.
Its depth has not yet been fathomed.
— Secretary Seward has been officially in
formed that the Canadian authorities have
paid over to the St. Albans' banks $39,512 75
in gold, and $80,010 in bank notes, beiug o
part of the treasure stolen by the St. Albans
— Edith Wheatley, daughter of Nathaniel
Wheatley, of Brookfield, Vt., is what we call a
‘ smart girl, though but fifteen years of age_
She has this season raked 100 tons of bay, and
while guiding the rake she quiety pursued her
• — Toronto has a ghost, which walks in Col
borne street almost on every night, to the
great discomfort of the citizens. The polioc
think it is a bnrglar, and the newspapers with
such sensation head lines as ‘Another Visit ol
the Spectre I* ‘The Ghost still at Large!1
sell rapidly.
— The best information that the agricultur
al department at Washington can get about thi
wheat crop is, that there will be more than ii
needed for home use. The advance in wheal
and flour is all the work of speculators, anc
the stories of short crops are all manufactured
to suit their purposes.
—' A California editor speaking of complain!
by his readers that he don’t publish .all thi
local items that tney desire to see, justly ob
serves thAt it is often their own fault in noi
sending the facts. He says he don’t like ti
publish a birth after the child is weaned, i
marriage after the honey moon is over, or thi
death of a man after his widow is married. •
—- It is stated that Edwin Booth is about t<
marry an interesting young Massachusetts la
dy of personal charms and pecuniary conse
quenee, who wrote him a tender and sympa
thising letter at the time when he was terribly
depressed by the orime of his brother, the cor
On, i#pondence thus begun, haviifc rioened into
Iflfrc and all that sort of thing.
— Lady L. Duncan was an heiress, and Sir
W. Duncan was her physician during a severe
Illness. One day she told him she had made
up her mind to marry, and upon his asking the
name of the fortunate ohosen one, she bade him
go home and open his Bible, giving him chap
ter and verse, and he would find it ont. He
did so, and read what Nathan said unto David
* Thou art the man 1’
— A funny dog case is before the courts in
Washington. It seems that in rear of the
church of the Rev. Dr. Nadal, who formerly
was pastor in that city, are kept five dogs,
whiob on Sunday disturb the services by their
constant barking. Some of the members oi
Dr. Nadel’s ehurch have made oomplaint, and
an injunction in the case is expected to oe is
sued to prevent the disturbance. The dogs are
said to belong to a member of Congress.
— The Atlanta (Qa.) Intelligencer, says
The sounding hammer, the grating saw, th<
metal clang of the trowel, the • aye, aye,’ ol
the hod carrier, the screaming locomotive, the
moving, jostling crowd, the tumbling down ol
old walls, to be replaced by new, is a fair pic
tdre of Atlanta, to-day. Those who saw thi
eity a month since, would be astonished to set
it now. Houses are bniit in thirty days anc
opened for trade with large stocks of goods.
_'When the Pewablc went down, the placi
was buoyei with a beer barrel and a steerinj
wheel, 1 which floated to the surface. Thi
buoys have disappeared, a thiok headed anc
email sonled tugeaptain concluded to save thi
barrel and irhesl for his own use, and carriec
them off. The attempt to find the exset loea.
tioD of the wreck is likely to.prore fruitless
owing to the ‘ enterprise’ of the tng captain.
— In the Old Testament there are 39 books
929 chapters, 23,214 verses, 692,493 words sue
2,728,100 letters. In the Hew Testament then
are 27 books, 260 chapters, 7,969 verses, 181,
268 lines aud 828,380 letters. The middle
chapter is the 117th Psalm, which is also the
' smallest. The middle verse is the eighth ol
the 118th Psalm. The middle line is the 16th
verse of the 4th chapter of the Seoond Book ol
Chronicles. The 19th chapter of the 8eeond
Book of Kings end the 37 th ehepter of Iaaiab
•re alike.
— A practical farmer of Pleasant Valley,
Ohio, has discovered a remedy for cracked
hoofe: • Take a piece of copper four inchei
long and two inches wide, ami drill eight holes,
four in Caeh end, ao as not to Interfere will
the crack; then take a hot iron With e sherj
edge, and burn the ereek at the edge of thi
hair, tilt it goes through the quick. After thii
let the horse run on paature. and it will begii
to heal up in a few weeks. This remedy I ban
tried, and it did the work complete, and
worked the here# all the time. Care shouli
he taken to close the track tight before ih
plate it fastened on.
_A celebrated pork eontraetor for the Fed
•rat army presented himself a short time hael
at a sculptor’s atelier in Borne, and stated hi
intention of sending a durable memento o
himself to adorn his native pleee in America
With an amiable candor he explained to tb
artist that he had begun life ae a poor bey eel
Ung matches and by lucky speculations hsi
attained bis present gigantic greatness. ‘Now,
be continued, ‘ I’ve aeon a monument in tbi
i eity as suite my views to a nieety. A kindc
column with little Aggers runnin’ np aUroum
it, aud a ohap at the top.’ ‘ Trajan’s column,
suggests the artist. ‘ P’raps it may be; an’
wish you U eculp me jest etch another, a work
I* eot the whole o’ my hiograff, beginning a
tin .(*• betlom with a boy a aellin’ matches, am
tban keep on winding it up till it ends wit!
do, on easynttitood at the top V—Par it Ut
„,.j Isr of tht London Telegraph.
oiNr Tii# poU» win be open for electinj
town officers from 9 A. M. to 3 P. M. on Mot
dey abd for voting on the Constitution!
; Amendment from 9 A. M. to 6 P. M. U
every man make it bis first business in ti
' ’ 'epomibg to vote and vote right.
■ • B^ The Harwinton Fair and Cattle Sho
will be opened on Tuesday of next wee!
flarwiotOD has the name of making the bei
•how of cattle in tko State.
tfifc&riK*!_. . ■
“Sub Hoc Siffno Vidimus.”
WING & SHUMWAV Proprietors.
Litchfield, Conn., Thursday, Sept. 28,1865
We hope a fall Union vote will be polled at
our town elections. The peace and pro-slavery
party, that bas fought against the government
for the last several years, is now trying to ring
in with good men and patriots and carry off
their votes. Nominate good strong men, who
have never been tainted with treason or cow
ardice, and theu vote the straight ticket.
_ m In Conclusion.
There are negroes in Connecticut who have
every qualification for the elective franchise,
except that they are black. Why their color
should forbid them the rights of freemen we
defy any one to explain. The distinction is
founded in prejudice and injustice.
They formerly voted in Connecticut, and in
many other states, both North and South. It
was only npon the ascension of. the Slave
Power that this right was taken away.
Connecticut is the only New England state
that refuses it now.
This political privilege will not in the least
effect their social equality.
It is contrary to the spirit of oar free gov
ernment to deny any class of men, who are
qualified, the rights of freemen.
They have earned the privilege as a class, by
their fidelity to the government in its trial.
The majority of them will vote as patriotical
ly as they have fought. Their enemies found
their opposition to them chiefly on the ground
that they will add to the strength of the UnioD
party. The address of the ‘ Democratic’ State
Central Committee acknowledges this fact.
The democrats have made it a party ques
tion, and have arrayed themselves against it
with the same energy with which they have op
posed freedom and good government for the
last four years.
It is every patriot’s duty next Monday to
vote for universal suffrage.
Our Fair.
Owing to the necessary absence of '.he editor
of oar agricultural department from our Coun
ty Fair, we are unable to give as full and crit
ical a report of it as we would wish ; but we
will try to not fall into the error of our cotem
porary and make ourselves appear ridiculous
by passing judgment on what' we do not un
The grounds had been greatly enlarged and
improved. The traok is inorcased to a half
mile, and was in good condition. The weather
both days^as very attractive, and the attend
ance was therefore good, the enlargement of
the grounds giving it the appearance of being
smaller than it really was.
The Fair, we understand to have been a
financial success.
me display ol stock on Wednesday was, we
should say, very creditable to our county.—
The exhibition of working oxen brought out
, some of the finest teams that we had ever seen
A string of seven yoke, entered by Henry Peck
of Morris, was the best matched and attracted
tbe most attention. F.E. Warner, ofPlyraouth,
' had some very neat cattle, among which one
yoke weighs about 3,600 lbs. Qeorge Wood
ruff and B. Humaston both had splendid yokes
of oattlc, that deserved the premiums thnt they
obtained. There were several others worthy
of notice, but we failed to learn the owners
. names. There were several very fine cows ac
cording to our notion. One fat cow belonging
to Mr. Turner, of Northfield, weighed 1,400
lbs. A Devon Heifer, owned by J. S. Titus,
a Durham cow of J. H. Hubbard’s, a cow own
ed by Cyrus Catlin, and a yearling heifer be
longing to J. S. Titus, attracted a good deal
of notice. The finest bull calf on the ground,
in our opinion, belonged to Tomlinson Wells.
It is three-fourths blood Durham, was four
months nnd four days old, and weighed’467$
lbs. We should say that this part of the exhi
bition was a most deoided success.
The display of horses we considered not up
to the mark There were a few very fine ani
mals entered, and they attracted the more at
tention for want of any strong competition.
Two or three handsome etallions-were entered,
1 nnd nil, we believe, took premiums. Mr. H.
, J- Ftck brought up 4 an assortment,’ composed
[ of stallions, geldings, mares and colts, and was
l well rewarded with premiums. EarlBucking
1 ham showed some handsome geldings. T. A.
Warren drove n neat pair of matched horses.
‘ Mrw H. A. Bottsford brought away the first
, premium for mare roadsters, and Edwin Mo
f Heil tbe second. Both of these were very fine
• mares, and the choice in favor of Mr. Botts
ford’s most have been* made on some very *fint
| point.’
’ Of Domestic Manufactures there was a small
| show- By looking at tho premium list, we
[ have an inventory of nearly everything on tbe
' tables. Many of tbe articles were, however,
^ of very fine material end workmanship, and
[ tbs display, though small, was very creditable
1 in its general character.
1 Tbe departments of Vegetsbles and Horti
culture were a little better represented. Ap
ples, however, were scarce, as the crcp is small.
[ Tbs best show of fruit was iu grapes, of,which
. there were several samples of fine varieties —
1 We are indebted to :Wm. Norton for a fide
t bunch of Isabella’s, and to Lewis Smith of Har
e winton, for some delicious Northern Musca
dines and Hartford Prolifios.
The articles of Oeneral Manufacture were
y not numerous, bat moat of them were valuable.
" 0. F. Smith’s Pneumatic churn isn new inven
it tion, and we think an important oUe. It in
troduces air into the cream while it is being
a 4#
-1-- . ■■■■»
churned, which net only hastens the coming of
the buUer, but keeps the aream in the right
temperature to bring the butter in good order.
Tilden’s Flour Sifter is a very handy thing to
have in the house. Johnson's Patent Washing
Machine is simple, and we should think is ca
pable of doing the work thoroughly. Lyons’
Stump Puller we have noticed in another col
umn. We recommend it to our farmers. Jo
seph Brinton,.of Falls Village, dealer in music
an^l musical instruments, exhibited one of
Treat, Davie & Co., six octave Melodians, of
very beautiful tone and workmanship.
The exhibition of Flowers and Paintings was
really very beautiful.
The address of Col. Smith, found in another
column, was very entertaining and instructive,
giving us a view of the early history of agri
culture. We recommend its perusal to those
of our readers who had not the pleasure of
hearing it delivered.
Tho annual meeting of the Society was held
at the Mansion House, on Wednesday evening,
at which tho following officers were elected for
the ensuing year :—J. Deming Perkins, Presi
dent ; Alonzo Whiling, 8. S. Logan, Lewis
Catlin, Vice Presidents ; John Denison Champ
lin, Jr., Recording Secretary; Wm. H.Braman,
Treasurer ; Wm. F. Baldwin, Corresponding
Secretary. The following gentlemen were
elected Chairmen of Committees, and with the
above officers constitute the Executive Commit,
tee: Bobbins Battell on Agriculture ; Geo. M.
Woodruff on Horticulture ; Morris Humastou
on Domestic Animals : Lyman W. Coe, on Gen
eral Manufactures; Nathan Hart, on Domes
tic Manufactures. Samuel D. Northway was
chosen State Director.
Lyons Root and Stone Digger, that
was exhibited at the fair last week, attracted a
good deal of interest among the larmers who
examined it. It was pat on trial by Mr. Ben'
%dict. to whom the one on exhibition belonged,
in a field next to the fair grounds, and aston
ished every one by the ease and rapidity with
which it cleaned the ground of rocks of any
size that could be hauled upon a stone-boat.—
A large number of practical farmers were pres
ent at the trial, and every one of them, we be
lieve, was fully satisfied with the work. The
special committee that was appointed to ex
amine it, gave it an unqualified recommenda
tion. It is very simple and substantial in its
contraction, being free from complicated at
tachments that are in danger of being easily
put out of order, it requires no more skill in
use than a plow, and its erst is so light as to
bring it within the reach of almost every far
mer in the County. We have no doubt that it
would pay for itself, upon almost any farm, in
a fortnight. We refer our readers to the ad
vertisement in another column.
Our little neighbor down the street has
become very critical lately. It said last week
that the Bridgeport Standard “ exhibits the
worst proof reading of any sheet in the State,
with the exception, per .aps, of the Litchfield
Enquirer.” In the nextcolnmn it quotes from
a speech that it says Andrew Johnson made
i° 1337■ Now as John is *• so smart" that he
never makes a blunder in reading proof, of
coarse wo must believe mat Mr. tfouuson made
a speeclf in 1357, bnt we can hardly believe
that he is responsible for what he said when be
wa3 so young. You had better pull the beam
of your own eye, neighbor.
J8eF“ I he democrats (so called) will uot vote
for negro suffragq lest some colored man may
some time desire to represent them in congress
or the legislature: but in the late war, when
they were more needed in the army than they
ever will be in office, the blackest negro on the
continent was good enough to ‘represent’them.
fl©* These same men who are now so shock
ed at the thought of negro suffrage, were equal
ly horrified, a few months ago, at the pros
pect of soldiers voting. Anybody who will
not vote the ‘Democratic’ ticket is ‘a niggar’
in their eyes.
Kg'.- Bishop and Sedgwick have added to
their large assortment of goods a very fine stock
of hats of the latest styles. Their shelves con
tain' such a variety of goods now, that it would
be difficult to enquire for anything in their
line that they cau not famish.
BQu The 'democrats’ say that we should la
bor to defeat negro suffrage because it has
been defeated so many times before. The
same kind of reasoning would oppose our voting
the democratic ticket because it has been so
often and repeatedly defeated.
BUstiT' Among the Laws thi9 week are chapter
117, for the protection of life at railway cross
ings, and chapter 119, regarding the erection
of guide boards
Lltcnry Woticci.
The Atlantic for October has continuations
of Dr. Johns, and Needle and Garden, and the
conclusion of Wilhelm Meister’s Apprentice
ship and the story entitled Coupon Bonds.—
The most striking article is a poem of twelve
page9 entitled ‘Abraham Lincoln,' which shows
rare power. There is also, by way of novelty,
a poem in French, headed * Noel.’ * Down the
River ’ is a finely drawn picture of theenlight
uient and escape to liberty of a young slave
girl, and ' John Jordon' is the hero of a narra
live of event* in the earlier years of the war
in Kentneky, which is well worth reading. —
The number is one of much-interest. Pub
lished by Tioknor & Fields, Boston, at $4 per
year. With Enquirer, $8.
Our Young Folks with its numerous illustra
tions, and charming stories by Mrs. Child, Lu
cy Larcom, Olirer Optic, Mrs. Stowe. Carleton,
Mayne Reid and others, continues to please
those for whom it is so well designed. A new
story by Oliver Optic is announced for the au
tumn numbers, and the serriees of additional
artists of recognised merit have been secured
for future illustrations. Of aU juvenile maga
tines yet published, ‘Our Young Folks’ holds
the highest rank by general consent. Price
$2 per year, for sale by Wm. Patton, Water
A new piece of music, entitled < Bing the
Bell Watchman,’ has beensent ns. The words
and musio are by Menry C. Work, one of the
most popular authors in America, and this is
One of his best pieces. The words are full of
vigor, the music overflowing with inspiration,
and if it does not become one of tha most pop
ular pieces published, we shall be disappoint,
ed. For sale at the Book Haunt of Wm. Pat
ton, Waterbary, where can be found one of the
best assortments of literary matter in the
, .
Mecle County Wenig-;
Litchfield. -|At the Uoioo caucus on Sat
urday, a good teket for town officers was nomi
nated, and we h>pe every Union man in the
town will vote It straight from top to bottom.
— The Suprfior Conrt, that was adjourned
over last week opened again on Monday and
is new in sess in. The case of Morehouse &
Hill vs. Stills n & Northrop, resulted in a ver
dict for the p lintjff. It has been appealed to
the Supreme court. Luther C. Tibbetts, of
Corn Fxcharee notoriety, entertained the court
with some fifteen or sixteen motions in divers
and sundry of the score or more of cases, which
in the charaiter of plaintiff pro se, he is con
ducting. by the case of State against Orrin
Lane, for th^ft, the prisoner was acquitted.—
Sedgwick aijd Adams for State ; Graves and
Andrews fcr defendant. State vs. Thomas
Redding, charged with manslaughter. ■ Verdict
-Not Guilty. Patterson & Sedgwick for State,
Huhbard & Andrews for defence.
There haB been lots of divorces, the follow
ing comprising the list up to the last advices .
Mary B. Beardsley vs. Francis A. Beardsley.
Graves for petitioner Elizabeth A. Bishop
vs. Hobart H. Bishop. Wheaton & Adams for
petitioner. Sarah L. Doolittle vs. Cornelias
C. Doolittle. Foster for petitioner. Sidney D.
Moore vs. Charlotte A. Moore, Graves for pe
titioner. George D. Seeleye vs. Annie Seeleye,
Wheaton & Adams lor petitioner. Orville
Stone vs. Ellen Stoue, Wheaton & Adams for
petitioner. Samuel C. Woodward vs. Catha
rine M. Woodward, Sedgwick for petitioner.—
Application of Minnie Emmons to change name
to Minnie E. Hunt, Granger for petitioner.
This morning the case of State vs. Charles
Allen, charged with murder, is before the
— H. 1$. Graves, Esq., has sold bis residence
on South Street, to Mr. Cornelius M. Ray, for
— Yesterday week, Mr. Lucius M. Marsh
of Nortjifield, fell from a ladder, cutting his
head badly. He wa9 taken up insensible, but
is improving. \
— H. P. Welch, of Milton, has sold his res
idence in Milton to A. B. Beach, for $2,000.
Goshen.—Our tableaux came off on the eve
ning appointed with a decided and somewhat
unexpected success, as the weather seemed
about to be very unfavorable, but the rain and
the clouds, which had so long threatened, were
entirely removed, and Tuesday afternoon and
evening were among the finest hours of which
we can boast this season. We had a very ap
preciative audience, and from demonstrations
made during the performance, we conclude
that they were well pleased with their enter
It would take up too much room to make a
full report of our exercises, but thereprobably
could be nothing more beautiful in the line of
tableaux than were represented by the Pyra
mid of Fowers, Night, Morning, May Qneen,
Indian Princess, and Peace and Reconstruc
tion. The Raw Recruits and the First Scrape
were^decidedly original and caused considera
ble cheering. The Old Fasuiuuea x-air or
Snuffers, Brandy Smash, May and December,
Never too late to Mend, were among the comic
pieces. Everything went off pleasantly The
crrnnfl rennints worn
The efficers and the people generally would
express their hearty thanks to Mr. N orville
and daughter, for their kindness in favoring
us with some very beautiful songs. Mr. Nor
ville is teaching singing schools in part of our
county this season. We give him.a school of
50 scholars, and are able to say tbat we are
being very much benefited by his instruction.
He is an apt teacher, and in his voice and style
of singing he cannot be excelled
We would kindly remember all from neigh
boring towns who favored us with their pres
ence, and would be happy to have them visit
us again if an opportunity eccurs.
New Hartford.—Ten children have died
very recently of dysentery in the little village
of Pine Meadow.
New Milford.—On Friday, Sept. 22d, a
match game of Base Ball was played here, be
tween the Mount Alga Club of Kent, and the
Weantinaug Club of this place. The game was
a very close and interesting one, and resulted
in the success of the Weantinaug Club by five
tallies. Below is the score :
Outs. Runs.
Buck, 2d b. 3 3
Jennings, p. 4 2
Edwards, 3d b. 2 4
Copley, s. s. 3 4
Schroeder, 1. f 2 4
B. Northrop, r. f. 4 3
G. Erwin, c. f. 2 4
H. Noble, 1st b. 4 2
R. Erwin, e 3 8
27 29
Fly catches, 7. Passed balls 5. H. S. My
gatt, Scorer.
Mount Algo.
Outs. Runs.
Britton, c. 3 3
Woodin, p. 4 3
Northrop, 1st b 2 3
Carter, 2d b. 3
Gibbs 3d b 6
Sterry, s. s. 2 4
Page, 1. f. 3 8
Hall, r. f. 1 5
Berry, c. f 3 3
27 5
Fly catches, 16- Passed balls 13. Home
runs. Northrop, 1. R. A. Britton, Scorer.
Umpire, R. W. Parsons, of the Washington
It would be doing injustice to the best um
pire we have ever seen, if we faired to men
tion the exceedingly able and impartial man
ner in which Mr. Parsons discharged the ar
duous duties of that position, and we take this
opportunity of tendering him the thanks of
both clubs engaged.
■ ■ ■ ■■ < m ♦» » ■ — ■ "
Roxbubt.—There is but little excitement in
our town at present. Most of the farmers are
through harvesting. One or two parties have
been to the salt water claming, fishing &c.,
The principle object of interest is Mine Hill
where mining is being carried on with renewed
energy, as the ore is found to be valuable.
The owners have jnst began to erect bnildings
necessary for the work. The furnace which
they are building is to be 75 by 199 feet, with
an addition of 37 feet on the rear. The Com
pany have some sixty or seventy men at work,
mining, catting timber, grading the grounds
•od putting up buildings.
* The Yale Freshman class nambe^hne hang *
dred and thirty members.
Over 500 hoop skirts are manufactured is |
Derby daily. ? -#*>■** ^
A Trenton, N. J„ fire compauy is to visit t
New Haven in abont one week. I
P. T- Barsu*has a stalk of corn in hiefteW- *
at Bridgeport which is more than 17 feet high. 1
Allen Green, in Colebrook. has t dahlia
near his door 9} feet high, with 17 open blos
soms and 24 unopened ones.
A meeting has been held in Bridgeport to
take steps towards seeming the location of a
State Home for destitute orphans in that oily.
Hon. A. H. Bullock, who is going to be
the next governor of Massachusetts, is a son
in-law of Col. A. G. Hazzard, of Enfield.
A son ol Frank B. Comstock of Middletown
had his leg broken on the 12th by. the kick of
a cow.
-William Bairows of Williinautic. raises fif
teen bnshels of sweet potatoes from 150 hills
this year.
lutw oA1JilaitM) teituiei in iyw nmw i^ur
mat School of New Jersey, has been appointed
principal of 111* Eaton School at New Haren.
Mr. Levi Dorman, of New Haven, has
raised from one seed accidentally planted, fif.
teen citron melons, weighing 114 lbs, and 7 oz.
The largest weighed eleven pounds.
Byron Truman, of East Bridgeport, has
raised two tomatoes which Weigh one pound
nine ounces and one pound twelve ounces,
Bassett, who ascended from Haitfordina
balloon on the 13th, came down the s.ime day
on the farm of Henrietta Rockwell, in East
A gentleman iu New Haven has at the rear
of his house a miniature cotton plantation.
The plants are in full bloom and are worth
The Golden Wedding of one of the substan*
tial and most respected citizen of New Haven |
Caleb Mix, Esq., took place at his house in
College street last Friday evening week.
Ore containing black lead, silver and some
gold, has been found on Merritt Sanford's farm
at Beacon Falls (Birmingham) and a Phila
delphia company are trying to buy it.
The counting room ol the Quinebang Com
pany. at Danielsonville, was entered Sunday
night week, and 83,000 stoleu from Ibe safe.
The keys were stolen from the clerk's room in
another part of the village.
Mr. W. H. H. Blackman, for several years
past connected with the New Haven Register,
as 'local' and otherwise, will shortly leave that
paper to accept a lucrative busine-a position
with a New York firm.
Bradley Bryan, a celebrated New Haven
violinist, and Gilbert H. Linsley, caught twelve
sharks in four hours in one day recently, and
on the next day nineteen more—a total of three
tons in weight. ' '
Saturday morning Mr. E. T, Newton of
Otis, found hanging upon his gate a silver
watch which some one bad stolen from him ten
days previously The thiefs conscience prob
ably troubled him less than bis fears.
I he New Haven Palladium, which for thir.
ty years has used steam as a motive powef for
its press, now ases a turbine wheel about the
circumference of a straw hat-brim, diiren by a
stream of water only an Inch in diameter.
The Hartford Press says the market for
State bonds is improving. Up to the latest
report $863,000 bad been sold. These bonds
may be obtained of any bank cashier or trees'
hrer of any savings bank in the State on pay
ment of the par value of the bonds.
Jeremiah Townsend, wbo plundered the
New Haven Saving's Bank,has been sentenced
to seven years imprisonment in the Connecti
cut State Prison. This is the shortest time
provided by the law for the crime with which
he was charged, and to which he plead guilty.
A recent Wsterbnry town meeting refused
to refund mouey to persons who sent substi
tutes to the war. A tax of 12 mills on the
dollar was laid on the grand list of 1864, to de
fray ordinary and school expenses, and to pay
indebted ness.
The Union Bank of New London hod a
complicated combination burglar-proof lock on
the door of their safe, bat the officers recently
forgot how to manage it, and had to get the
maker to go on. He was unable to work the
combination, and the door bad to be cut off.
The New York, Houstonic and Northern
Railroad Company, (the proposed White
Plains road) chose directors Tuesday; George
W- Mead, of New York, is President. A pro
position to put the road under immediate con.
tract was laid over to the next monthly meet
In Collinsville, on the 16th, a man
Andrew H. Mahan while carelessly adjusting
a belt in one of the shops, was caught by the
right hand and drawn with great force into a <
very narrow space. His hand and arm were !
severely lacerated, two of his ribs were crushed i
in against his longs, and its feared that his in- i
ternal injuries will terminate fatally. I
The Batten Company of Waterbary, Maltby 1
& Co. which was recently burnt out, have sold 1
the remainder of their property to the Scoville 1
Manufacturing Company, wbo are fitting np '
the second story of their large brick factory I
with their machinery. Mr. p- F. Maltby, the 1
principal owner and manager of the old eon- I
cern, still remains in charge of that departtnent. <
James E, Martin, Company F- 16th Con* j
necticut, was captured at Plymouth, at the
time his regiment was taken. It ie supposed ■
he died at Wilmington. II any one can mike
affidavit of bis death, or farniah any facts con* (
cerning him, they will confer a great favor on
his wife and friends by addressing Adjutant
General Morse at Hartford. t
The operation of litnotomy, one of the meet t
rare as well as important in surgery, at leiet, i
so far as New England is concerned, .was per- jj
formed by Dr. P. W. Ellsworth of Hertford, f
on a child six years old, in New Britain, on g
the 9th inet. The stone was oflarge sise art
had been a source of great distress far four g
years. This is the fourth time the operation «
has been performed in that cQO|gy witfcin ft* 4
last twenty-five years; ii
'£ i^idgeporter plucked • fine seed oocum
ier from bis garden on Saturday, apparently
Wind and in good conditio#. Op cntjiing it
Mlt'fc) dean the seeds for preserwktion, near
livery one of them was found to |mve spront
d pod grown an inch in length, each termina
ing the two arrow beaded laavee, of a bright
;reeo color, which usually make their appear
mea itws gwiaJ, presenting a most strange,
iovd, yet beautiful vegetable curiosity.
‘| Cha*i.es Rowes, conductor of tbe freight
rain on the Stoaington railroad, waa killed
it New London Monday evening. He was
landing on a car when tbe train approached
i bridge, which knocked him off and killed
lim. The car wheels cut off both his legs,
dr. Rower) had hdenj in the employ of the
itonington road about five years, and was
nuch respected by a large circle of acquaint
inces. The accident occurred between Ston
ngton and Westerly.
A Middlebury student of tbo class of 18—,
s reported to have one day read a poetical
somposition at a recitation, in which occurred
,hese rather unique lines:
Time ere long, shall pluck the retina from
their eye ;
rhen no more object thou shalt never descry. ’
Prof Hongh returned the piece, saying in
lis rather peculiar and emphatic manner, “B.,
[ don't think you have much talent for string
ing words together.'— Windsor Journal.
David S. Law, of Waterbary, a gentleman
ivho a few years ago was quite prominent as a
politician, and who was formerly postmaster
n that city, committed Bdicide, while laboring
wder a spell of delirium tiemens, on Tuesday
ivening of last week. He jumped fiom a
bird story window of the Scoville House. Mr.
Law was over forty years or age, and leaves a
vife and two children. He is spoken of as
laving been of an amiable disposition, and of
laving possessed many attractive qualities*
U the time of bis death he was acting as bar
leeper at the hotel.
A shocking accident occurred at East Had.
lam upper landing on Monday week. The
iteamer City of Hartford was working ahead
>y the side of the whart, having a line fasten
>d to a ‘chock’ or ‘cleet’ which had been spli*
lorae time and should have been repaired,
vhed the strain being so great the 'chock'
;ave way, and the top part of it, a solid block
)f bard wood, was thrown with great velocity
through the air. It passed over the heads and
near to several people, and struck with full
force T. C. Board man, Esq. who was standing
upon the wharf, knocking him senseless. It
was found that he had been bit in the forehead
and a deep gash produced. He was taken up
and laid on a bale of cotton, the blood pouring
from bis wound in great profusion. He lived
hut about ten minutes. Mr. Bourdman was
lashier of the East Hsddani Bank, a position
le bad held for, we believe, over twenty years.
Be was a prominent citizen, universally es
eemed, and his sudden and terrible death has
last a deep gloom over the entire comunity.
The horse sale of Mr. tfeckwith, of Hartford
in Friday was very well attended and the All
owing was the result;
'Bashaw,' a five year old Hambeltonian, sold
to E. B. Peters of Hew York for 9400. A
pair of road horses, less than four minutes in
ipeed, sold to E. P. Cottrill for 1100. 'Rock
et,' sired by ‘Defiance,’ trots in 2 34, sold to
Wm. G. Allen of Hartford, for 9600. A six
pair utu tuuruugu ureu, cau trut iu ionw uiiu
a tea, sold to C. R. Peters of New York for
8275- Bay Colt ‘Independent,’ can trot in
2.40, sold to Mr. J, McKiog for 81650. ‘Rich
nond,’ trotted in 2,38, sold to Mr. Heory
Wright of Augusta, Ga., for 111 50. A Pat
:hen mare sold to Wm. G- Allen of Hartford
for 8300. Messenger horse, five years old,
iold to Goo. Pomeroy of Hartford for 8200.
Yonng Bashaw,’ who comes of a fine pedigree
rod has taken many prizes was started by Mr.
H- H. Conklin at 84000, bat as no one else
cid he was withdrawn. The other heroes ad
vertised had been sold at private sale.
The Knights of the Silver Cross expect to
have a great parade in Hartford on the 29th
iast* They pfopoee to barlesqae the laying of
the Atlantic cable. They claim to have bought
cat the whole property and leases—the Great
Eastern, tenders, machinery, cable aod ell—of
the Atlantic Telegraph Company, and, as the
company have made two failures, they mean to
lay the coble successfully this time. Field,
DeSapty, and other prominent indiyidnals of
the telegraph company are to go np the river
on the ‘Great Eastern.’ The cable is to be
laid np the river, and the party will be received
it the foot of Sta(e street by the Knights, and
>scorted through the principal streets. An ar
rangement has been made with the water works
jo stop pumping on that day, so that there will
ie plenty of Water and no danger of the steam
>r’s getting aground. A splendid band of fif
;y pieces, with a new set of instruments never
wforet seen in this country, will also be in pro
fession. .
General News
— The Bureau of Rebel Archives, under the
barge of that well-knowa scholar and writer,
>• Francis Lieber, is now fairly organised
md at work upon the examination and dasaifi
ation of the five hundred boxes of archives of
he rebel late government. Them documents
elate toeve^r.department sad period of the
ebellion, and cover the larger part of its ciriL
md military history. Their classification and
fompilalion by such an able and discriminating
gentleman as'Dr. Lieber. will pnt the history of
he Confederacy in aeorrect light before the
inblic. The title of the bureau has been
banged, and it is now called the Archive Of
Iceof the War Department, and it will be the
nstodian of sin immense portion of the archives
f the war which'have hem forwarded to the
apartment. There are now deposited in the
epartmeet the official histories of eight or ten
rmy corpe, as fled by their Adjutant-Gener-,
Is. The Archive Office now occupies spacious
corns on F-atreet, while awaiting the proport
ion of Ford's Theatre, which will be in readi- j
ees about Jan. 1. in addition to the archives ,
iere will be deposited than shout seven hun
red captured flagS, and numerous other tro
llies, which will render it the historical mu
rats of the rebsilkm. ■'.</. i ■
— Gov. Holden, of North Carolina, tele
rapha to the President that the result of the
lection in that State for delegates to a Con
iitutiooal Convention, u far as heard from, is 1
ery gratifying.
-- —-^
******* Al»b*m* 9t»te Convention has
p»«ed insolations ratifying all the acts of the
legislators daring the war, not inconsistent
wfth the Constitution ot the United Bates. It
also resolved to ratify the present State Con
stitution, with a Tew modifications.
— John Minor Bolts has written another
letter to Virginia, advising them to elect to
the next Congress men who have not been mix
ed np in the late rebellion. Any others, he
assures them, will not be admitted to the next
The Alabama Convention has passed an
ordinance providing for the choice of memben
of Congremb. State officers. Legislature, Ac., on
the first Monday in November. Th# Legisla
tors wifi meet oh the third Monday ia Decern
The Treasury Department will not issue
»t present sny more compound interest notes
of the denomination of $100, which hava been
counterfeited, and will adopt measures to call
io such as are in circulation.
— The Constitutional Convention of 8outh
Caroline met on Wednesday of last week, del
egates from all parts of the State being in at
tendance. Mr. D. L. Ward law was choaeu
President. Gov. Perry’s message was deliver
ed on Thursday, read and referred to the prop
er committees. The convention seems to have
got readily to work, and yesterday the Govern,
or telegraphed to President Johnson that the
ordinance of secession had been repealed, that
a committee had reported in favor of tne en
tire abolition of alavery; for equalising repre
sentation by popnlation instead of by parishes,
as now j for electing Governor and Presiden
tial electors by direct vote of the people, a- d
for t-ira voce voting in the Legislature. All
these measures the Governor assures us will
puss. The admission of a delegate irregularly
ohoaen by Northern citizens at Beanfort ia no
tad as a remarkable;fact.
— A large number of individuals in Eng*
land who sympathised with the rebellion, were
and still are connected with the London Times
and other journals whose influence was against
ns during the struggle. They now have the
audacity to 'hope the magnanimous govern
ment at Washington will feel bound to assume
the rebel debt.’ For their enlightenment, i»
may be well to remind them or the attitude of
our govern meat on the subject, as plainly set
faith in the following official letter from Mr,
Seward to Mr. Adams
Department or State, i
Washington, March 13, 1885. j
To Chables Francis Adams, Eeq , A» .
Sir—An impression it undesstood to pre
vail in Europe, especiallv among holders of the
insurgent loan for which cotton was pledged as
security, that in tho event of the restoration of
peace in this country this government will aa*
sume the public debts of the insurgents, or
certainly the particular debt referred to. It in
believed, however that no Impresaioo could be
more erroneous. There is no likelihood that
any part or that debt will be assumed or recog
nized by the United States government. It ie
proper and advisable therefore, that by any
proper means at vour command yon should
authoritatively undeceive the public in Eng
land on thin point.
I am your obedient servant,
Wm H. Skwabc.
— A new issue of fractional currency of the
denomination oi fitly cento will shortly be made
to replace, as far as possible, the tost issue of
half dollar greenbacks, which bave been exten
sively counterfeited. The engravers have been
at work for some time past upon the head of
Ueoeral Spinner, which will adorn the new
note in place of Justice, so familiar to holders
of the tost issue.
— The American Rice Mills ou South street,
New York, wore destroyed by fire lost week,
together with sll its contents. The building
adjoining occupied by Mr. Rents, grocers and
ship chandler, was also seriously damaged.—
The total loss to estimated at near heir a mil
lion of dollars.
— The Commercial Advertiser esys that a
Portland, Me., merchant saw John H. Surratt,
in Montreal, a few days ago- that he had been
concealed there some time, and on one occasion
dctoctivse were in close punait ef him when be
was secreted under an altar of one of the
churches. It wee believed it Montieal last,
week that he was to take passage for Glasgow
on the steamer St. George, to sail on Friday
tost. ' ' '1 * ” »
We bave advices from General Connor's ex
pedition against the;Indians up to tkefitst inst
The moat extraordinary statement to that 600*
horses and 200 mules had been frosen to death
in one night. The when mid where of this
cool operation is not set forth, but it most have
been in July or August, end somewhere near
the peeks of the Rocky Mountains- Two or
three battles with the iodtons are reported, in
all of which the red men were severely punish
ed} losing in all many hundreds in killed end
wounded. Our losses were smell.
la Meati the 90th inst, hr I lev. B. A. Gil
mao, Mr. Samuel R. Hill Jr., of New Milford,
and Mian. Ellen A. Benerdick of Kent.
t ■i . a DIED
—- ■ a.
Ja Harwinton Sept. 21st Caroline A, Wil
son Daughter of William and Anorette Wilson
aged 24 years. . ,_..
She was beloved in life, end tossnated in
la Salisbury August 27th William Baehnell
E^r.*Buabimilwasa native of Saliaborr, woe •
well known throughout the county. He toavee
la Kinnsman, Ohio, Sept. 4th at the real
lence of hto ton in-tow, the Bov. Mr. Cotlett.
Elisha Parmlee Esq., aged 80 years, soa Of thw
ate Theodore FermeUe Esq., of Goshea.
‘The memory of the just to blessed.'
he fiftieth year of bejr age.
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