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All kinds of Book and Job Printing neatly
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Orders by mail or otherwise respectfully so -
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All Jobs returned C. 0. D.
I. II. RICHARDS, Proprietor.
1 IT.
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Attorneys and Counsellors at Law.
Where may be found all kinds of work in bis
l.ne, Cheap tub Cash. The public are respect
tally Invited to call and satisfy themselvggof
the fact. 1 1?
Attorney and Counsellor a Law;
Particular attention paid to the collection of
Claims. Itf
Foreign and Staple Dry Goods,
Groceries,Crockury, Glass Ware, and Yankee
Notions, No. 6, West Street, oue door
west of tbe Court House,
Of all Kinds, Consisting of
Chairs, Tables, Bureaus, Bedsteads and Coffins.
Also, Picture Frames. Toilet Stands and So
fas made and sold with neatness, elegance and
despatch. Warehouse, West St., Litchfield,
Conn. 1 tf
J .~L . JUDD, ~
RETURNS thanks fof past patronage and
now invites the attention of tbe public
to hU assortmeut of
and Stiver Plated ware.
N. B.—Particular attention given to all
kinds of Wateh, Clock and Jewelry Repairing.
48 ly» Wokottvllle, Conn.
■T M. JOHNSON has rented the Office re
lit centlv occupied by Dr. E Crossman, In
the Post One* Building, and has refitted the
same, and odlM bis services to tbe public who
any need any work In his line He is prepar
ed to do any kind of Plate Work, either Rub
ber, Gold or 8Uver Mounted Teeth filled or ex
tracted, and all work warranted to be as repre
sented. Having had years of practice In my
profession, 1 humbly ask of the public n fall
trial, ti usting in siv ability to give satisfaction.
Litchfield, Mar 17th. 1886. 6 tf
jfRB W. BLAKE would respectfully anuounc*
fdt to his Patrons and Friends that he may
be ooasaltsd professionally at the MANSION
HOUSS, Litchfield, Com*., on FRIDAY, of eve
ry week, and at No. 8, Hotdfklss Block, Wa
ter bury, Conn., on nil other days, until fnr
ther notice. I earnestly leanest my patron
to call early. 8 tf
1 w Young Hyson, Japanese, English Breal
tut and Oolong Tans. New Crop this dsy re
coined at BISHOP A SEbGWICK'6
No. 1 Machine & Farm Right,
State, County and Town Rights forSale.
100 Agent* Wanted.
For further particulars, address
S. J. GOLD, Gen’l Agent,
23 Cornwall. Conn.
“Snow’s Superior Confectionery,”
Canned and Dried Fruits,
Lemons, Pine Apples,
Cocoanuts, Assorted Jellies,
Chocolate, Spices, Pickles, Sauces, Sar
dines,Preserved Ginger, Sago,
Olives, Chow-Chow,
Tapioca, &c.
Peanuts, S.S. Almonds,
Brazilnuts, English Walnuts,
Filberts Figs,
J, $ lb. boxes and by the drum.
Choice selection of
For sale at the Lowest Cash Prices.
& S>{B®^fl§a©El§
at Reduced Prices,
Scotch Ale, Bottled Porter, Cider and
Hammer’s Champaign Ale.
Litchfield County
Litchfield, Sept. 10 and 20.
IIT Premium List revised and increased, ffl
"UV7 E have a large and well selected ossoi t
▼ w ment of I
Painters Materials
Besides teveral brands of cheaper Leads.
Both Dry and in Oil
Coach, Furniture, Damar and other
and a large variety of other Colors.
Whiting, Paris White, Ocher, Vermilion Red,
Mineral Paints, Tube Colors, 4c., 4c.
and a large variety of other
The above goods we have bought with es
pecial reforence to the wants of the SPRING
TRADh. Purchasers are invited to call and
examine our stock.
Waterbury, Conn. 1 tf
F. D. McNEIL 4 CO.’S
May 17th. 1880.
Aqca de Magnolia.—The prettiest thing, the
“awwlMlft thing,” and the most of it for the
least ninny. Ii overcomes the odor ot presper
ntion ; softens and adds delicacy to the skin ;
is a •lelighfnl perfume: allays headache and
inflammation, and is a necessary companion in
the sick room.iu the nursery and main the toi
let sideboard It ran be obtained everywhere
at one dollar per bottle.
Saratoga Spring Water, sold by all Druggists
S. T.—1800.—X --The aniuuut of Plantation
Bitters sold in one year is something startling.
They would till Broadway six feet high, from
the Park to 4th strt et. Drake's manufactory is
one of the institutions of New York. It is said
that Drake painted ail the rocks in the East
ern States with his cabalistic "B. T.—1860.—
X..” and then got the old granny legislators
to pas- a law “preveutiug disfiguring thr face
of nature.*’ which gives him a monopoly. We
do not know how this is, but we do know the
Plantation Bitters sell as no other article ever
Jid, They are used by all classes of the coin
innuity, and are death on Dyspepsia—certain
They are very invigorating wheu languid and
weak, am a great appetiser.
Saratoga Spring Water sold by all Druggists
‘‘lu lifting the kettle from the fire I scald
ed Inyself very severely—one hand almost to a
crisp. The torture was unbearable o c o
The Mexican Mustang Liniment relieved the
pain almost immediately. It healed rapidly,
and left very littlescar.
Cuas. Foster, 420 Broad St.. Philada.”
This is merely a sample of what the Mustang
Liniment will do. It is invaluable in all cases
of wounds, swellings, sprains, cuts, bruises,
spavins, etc., either up m man or beast.
Beware of counterfeits. None is genuine un
less wrapped in fine steel-plate engravings,
beari ng the signature ot G. W. Westbrook,
Chemist, and the private stam p of Demas Barnls
& Co., New York.
Saratoga Spring Water sold by pH Druggists
All who value a beautiful head of hair, and
its preservation from premature baldness and
turning gray, will not fail to use Lyon’s cele
brated Kathairon. It makes the hair rich, soft
and glossy, eradicates daudiuff, and causes the
hair to grow with luxuiiant beauty. It is sold
everywhere. E. THOMAS LYON, Chemist,N.Y.
Saratoga Spring Water, sold by all Druggists
What Dio It ?—A young lady, returning to
her country home after a sojourn of a few
mouths in New York, was hardly recognized
by her friends. In place ol a rustic, fluBhed face
she had a soft, ruby complexion, of almost
marble smoothness, and instead of 22, she
really appeared hut 17, She told them plainly |
she used Hagan's Magnolia Balm and would
not he without it. Any lady can improve her
personal appearance very much by using this
article. It can be ordered of any druggist for
only 60 cts.
Saratoga Sprino Water sold by all Druggists
Heimstreet’s inimitable Hair Coloring has
beea steadily growing in favor for over twenty
years, it acts upon the absorbents at the roots
of the hair, and changes it to its original color
by degrees. All instantaneous dyes deaden and
injure the hair. Heimstreet’s it not a dye, but
is certain in its results, promotes its growth,
and is a beautiful Hair Dressing. Price 60 cts.
and SI.00. Sold by all dealers.
Saratoga Spring Water sold by all Druggists
Lyon's Extract or Pure Jamaica Ginger—
for Indigestion, Nausea. Heartburn,Sick Head
ache, ChoK ra Morbus, &c., where a warming
genial stimulant is lequired. Its careful pre
paration and entire purity makes it a cheap and
reliable article for culnary purposes. Sold eve
rywhere, at 60 cts. per bottle.
Saratoga Spring Water, sold by all druggists
The Completion of the Second Cable.—
The Great Eastern arrived in safely at its des
tination', Saturday afternoon, and now two ca
bles cross the ocean in good working order.
The last enterprise seems to have been perfect
ly successful,'and to have been achieved with
out difficulty. Fears which have been enter
tained of the durability of the cable will be set
at rest by the perfect condition in which the
old cable i& found to have remained. The ex
ternal coating is not perceptibly changed, aod
the transmission of signals tborugb the old
wire is as perfect aod rapid as through the one
laid this summer. The Great Eastern departs
at once for England. Cyras W. Field and the
other gentlemen who have been engaged with
him in the recovery of the last year’s cable
wilt soon make preparations for laving a
second cable across from New Fonndland to
Aspy Bay. The wisdom of this plan of secur
ing two lines from London to New Yprk. is ev
ident. Both cables will not probably be out
of order at ouce ; but wb>n from any cause
one line becomes nofit for use. some time will
be necessarily consumed in making the proper
repairs. There can be little danger that ever
"again telegraphic communication betyreea this
country and Great Britian will be interrupted.
Mr. Field has shown great modesty and good
sense in pushing on every part of this work
without coming home to New York to re
ceive ovations. He deserves them, however,
Irom the country his skill and perseverance has
honored ; aod when at length he does return
to the United States, he will doubtless be re
ceived in a manner worthy his countrymen
and himself.—Palladium.
A Soldier's Tribute to his Fallen Foe.—
“M. G. D.” who publishes in the Huntsville
Independent the “Memoirs of the Nineteenth
Alabama,’’ gives the following relation of the
28th of July, 1864 :
So fatal was the charge the regiment made,
that Beven color-beaters were shot down in suc
cession : the last, seeing the flag about to fall
from the crushed arm that bore it. seised the
shattered staff, and waving it far in advance,
planted it upon the enemy's breastworks just
as . the death-wound struck him;. ere the
regiment could follow him, overwhelming
numbers.forced them to fall baok, and the col
on remained in the hands of the enemy. Bat
it is gratifying to know that such peerless
courage was appreciated even by the foe ; for
two months later, when the regiment again
passed the spot, a nest looking..mound, near
the fortifications, with the following inscription
ob its head-board, marked his resting place :
of the
He was a brave soldier and planted hisi colors
upon oor works 1'
May He Rest In Peace.
How simple in its language, yet -sublime id
its meaning, is this tribute to the unknown
soldier who died waving she flag he loved bet
ter than life!
Pbekskill Aug 30, 186fi.
Chat G Halpine Brevet Brigadier General:
H W. Slocum, Major General Gordon
Granger, Major General, Committee :
Gentlemen : I am obliged to you for th
invitation which yon have made to me to act
as Cbaplain to the Sailors and Soldiers Conven
tion about to convene at Clevelan I. I.eann->t
attend it, bol 1 heartily wish it aild all other
Conventions, of what party soever, success,
whose object is the restoration of ail the stales
late iu rebellion to their Federal lelations.
Onr theory of Government has no place for
a State except in the Union. It is justly tak
en for granted that the dalles and responsibili
ties of a State in Federal relations tend to its
political health and to that of the. whole na
tion. Even Territories are hastily brought io. of
ten before the prescribe.) conditions are fulfill
ed,as it it were dangerous to leave a community
outside of the great body politic.
Had the loyal Senators and Representatives
of Tennessee been admitted at nine on the
sembling of Congress, and. in mo-1- r.i'■- sue
cession, Arkansas, Georgia, Alabama, No it*
Carolius, and Yirginit. the pub'ic ini »l of t i -
Soutb would have been far more healthy than
it is, and those Stales which lingered on pro
bation- to the last would have been under a
mere sain ary influence to good conduct than
if a dozen armies wa'ch over them
Every mouth that we delay this healthful step
complicates the case. The excluded pop
ulation, though oasettled before grows more
irritable; the army becomes indispensable to
local government, and supersedes it; the gov
ernmenat at Washington is called to interfere
in one and another difficulty, and this will be
done inaptly, and sometimes with great injus
tice—for our government, wisely adapted to
its own proper functions, is utterly devoid of
those habits, and unequipped with the instru
ments which fit a centralized government to
exercise authority in remote States over local
affairs' Every attempt to perform such duties
has resulted in mistakes which have excited
the nation. But whatever imprudence there
may be in the method, the teal criticism should
be against the requisition of snch daties of the
General Government.
The Federal Government is unfit to exercfSe
minor police aod local government., and will
inevitably blunder when it attempts it. To
keep a half score of States under Federal au
thority. bat without nationalities and responsi
bilities ; to oblige the central authority to
govern half the territory of the Union by Fed
eral Civil officers wna by the army, is a policy
not only uncongenial to onr ideas and prin
ciples, but pre-eminently dangerous to the
spirit of onr Government. However humane
the ends sought, and the motives, it is, in fact,
a course of instruction, preparing our Govern
ment to be despotic, and familiarizing the
people to ii stretch of authority , which can
never be other tbau dangerous to liberty.
I am aware that good men are withheld
from advocating tbe prompt and successive
admission of tbe exiled Stares by the fear,
chiefly of its effect upon parties and up m
It 1s said that if admitted to Congress, tbe
Sonthern Senators and Representatives will
coalesce with Northern Democrats and rule
tbe country. Is this nation then to be dis
membered to serve the ends of parties? Have
we learned no wisdom bv the history of ’be
last ten years, in which just this course of sac
rificing the nation to the exigencies of parties
plunged us into rebellion and war ?
Even admit that the power would pass into
tbe hands of a party made up of Southern men,
and the hitherto dishonored and mislead Dem
ocracy of the Noith, that power conl-1 not be
used just as they pleased. Tbe war has chang
ed, not alone institutions, but ideas. The
whole Country has advanced- Pnblic senti
ment is exalted far beyond what it has been at
any former period. A new party would, like
a river, be obliged to seek its channels in tbe
already existing slopes and forms of the con
W« nave entered a new era of liberty. The
style of thought is freer aod more noble. Tbe
young men of our times are regenerated. The'
great army has been a school, and hundreds
of thousands of men are gone home to preach
a truer and nobler view of human rights, , All
the industrial interests of society are moving
with increased wisdom toward intelligence and
libertv. Everywhere, in churches,in literature,
in natural sciences, in physical industries, io
social questions as well as in politics, the na
tion feels that the winter is over and a new
spring haugs in tbe horizon and works through
all the elements, In this happily changed and
advanced condition of things no party of tbe
retog rode can maintain itself. Everything
marches and parties must march.
I hear with, wonder and shame apd scorn
the fear or a few that tbe South once more in
adjustment with1 the Federal Government will
rule this nation! The North is rich—never so
rich ; tbe South is poor— uever before so poor.
The population of the Noith is nearly doable
that of the South.. Theindustry of.the-North,
in diversity, in forwardness and productiveness,,
all the machinery and education required for
manufacturing is half a century in advance of
the Booth. Churches iu the North crown every
hill, and schools swarm in every neighbor*
hood ; while tbe South has but scattered
lights'- at long distances, like light houses
twinkling along the edge of a continent of
darkness. In tbe presence of snch a contrast,
how mean and craven is the fear that the
Soath will rule tbe policy of the land ! That it
will have an influence, that it* will contribute
in time most important influences or restraints,
we are glad to believe. But if it rises at once
to the control of tbe Government it will be be*
cause the North, demoralized by prosperity,
and besotted by grovelling interests, refuses to
discharge its share of political duty. Iu such
a case tbe South not only will control the
government, hot it ought to do it.
2. It is fearud, with more reason, that the
restoration of tbe Sooth to her full indepen
dence will be detrimental to the TreedmeD.—
The sooner we dismiss from onr minds the idea
that the freedmen can be classified, and sepa
rated from the white population, and nursed
and defended by themselves, tbe better it will
be for ibetn aod us. The negro is part and par
cel of Southern society. He cannot be prosperous
while it is unprospered. Us evils will rebouod
upon him. Its happiness and reinvigoration
cannot be kept from his participation. Tbe
restoration Of the South to amicable relations
with the North, tbe reorganization of its in
dustry, the reievpiration of ita enterprise and
thrift wiH all redound to the freedtn-.-n's bene
fit. Nothiog is so dangerous to the freedmen
as the unsettled state of society in the South.
On him comes all the spite acd anger aod cap
rice and revenge. He. will be made the scape
goat of lawte88'and heartless men. Unless we
turn the Government into a vest military ma
chine there cannot be armies enough to pro
tect the freedmen while Southern society re
mains insurrectionary- If Southern society is
calmed,... settled and occupied, aod soothed
with new hopes and prosperous industries, no
armies will be needed. Riots will subside,
lawless hangers on will' be driven off .or better
gemmed, and a way will be gradually opened
op to the freedmen, through education and in
jdustry, to lol! citizenship with all its honors
: and dnlies.
Civilization is a growth. None can escape
| that forty ve.irs in tbe wilderness who travel
j from tbe Egypt of ignorance to the promised
; land of civi'ization. Tbe freedmen mast take
| tbeir inarch. I have fall faith in the results
| If they have tbe stamina to undergo tbe hard
ships which ever,- uncivilized people has un
dergone in tbeir upward progress, they will in
due time take their place among us. That
place cannot be bought nor bequeathed nor
gaiued by sleight of hand It will come to
soberieiy, virtue, industry and frnga'iiy As
tbe nation cannot be sound Until the South is
prosperous so. on tbe othet extreme, a healthy
condition ol civil society in the South is indis
pensable to tbe wellare of the freedmen.
Refusing to admit loyal Senators and Rep
resentatives from the Soath to Congress will
not help the freedmen. It will nut secure
for them the Vote. It will not piotect
them. It wid not secare invan-nim-n *0
• •or constitution, however ji-t mi l wise. |t
will only increase *be dangers in • co on me
• he difficulties. Wnethei w J ij *a •>
na ton,or any section of it. ••• , - . in
ti st dcinan I of our lime is en r r.- .i>. !
•lice united. we can, bv S"*i • »'R, tuiehes.
a free press and increasing free s -ecu, muck
each evi: and Secure every good
.Meanwhile the great chasm wtnei. rebellion
made is imt filled up. t' grows oeeper and
s retches wide I Out of it rise dreui spectres
and tureuteinng sounds Le that aul- b • clos
ed; and bury in it slavery, -ecuoiial animosity
aud all strifes and hatreds I
(t is fit that the brave men, wbo, on sea and
land, faced death to save tbe nattoc, should
now, by their voice aud vote consummate what
tbeir swords rendered possible.
For the sake of the freedmen, fur the sake
of tbe South and its milioos of our lellow
couutryineu, for onr own sake, and for tbe
grrnat cause of freedom and civilization, I urge
the immediate reunion of all tbe parts which
rebellion and war have shattered.
I am truly voors
tlg.VBY Ward Beecher.
On the 8th inst Mr Beecher wrote a letter
in reply to one sent him by socle of his con
gregation from which we make the following
extracts :—
1 have not left, .and do not propose to leave
or to lie put out the R-publican party. I am in
sympathy with its alms, its great principles
and army of noble men. Bat I took the
liberty of criticising its policy in a single re
sp-ct, and to do what I could to secure whut
I believed and still believe to be a better
one. 1 •
I am, and from the first have been, fully of
opinion that the Amendment of the Constitu
tion. proposed by Congress, equalizing repre
ss.taiion in Northern aod Southern States,
was intrinsically just aod reasonable, and that
it should be sougot by a wholesome and pre
sislent moral agitation. * * *,
“ Neither am I a ‘-Johnson man”.in any re
ceived meaning of that term. I accept that
part of the poiicy which be favors ; but with
modification. I have never thought that it
would be wise to briog back all the states io a
body, and at once; any more than it would be
to beep them out altogether. One by ooe, in
due succession, under a practical judgment,
rather than bv a wholesale theoretic rule, I
would have them readmitted. I still think a
middle course between the President's and
that of Congress would be wiser than either.—
But with this my agreement with the president
ends I have long regretted his ignorance Of
Northern ideas and sentiments, sad I’have
been pained and astonished at his increasing
indiscretions. Unconsciously the President ia
Chief obstacle to the readmission of Southern
Slates. It is enough that he is known to fa
vor a measure to set the public mind against
it. This is to be deplored. But. it is largely
owing to his increasing imprudent conduct. I
believe him to be honest, sincere in desiring
wbat he regards as the public good, but slow
and unapt in receiving help from other minds.
Proud aod sensative, firm to 'obstinacy, reso
lute to fierceness, intelligent ip his own sphere
(which is narrow), he holds bis opinions iuflex
ibly. He often mistakes the intensity of b is
own convictions for strength of evidence.
Such a man has a true sphere in periods of
peril, when audacious firmness and rode vigor
are needed. But in the 'delicate tasks of ad
jastments which follow civil war. snch a nature
lacks that tact-and delicacy and moral inten
tion which constitute the true statesman.
Mr- Johnson’s baste to take the wrong side
at the attrocions massacre of New Orleans,
was Shocking. The preversion and mutilation
of Sheridan’s dispatches need no characteriza
tion. I do not attribute this act to him. Yet
it was of such a. criminal and disgraceful na
ture that not to clear himself of it by the ex
posure and rebuke of the offending party,
amounted to collusion with crime after the fact.
What shall I say of the speeches ma te in the
wida .recent circuit of ..the Executive? Are
these the ways of reconciliation ?
We copy tbe following from tbe Western R
R. Gazette Although greatly enlarged this
paper is not dilate! :
The Douglas Monument.—The ceremonies
of laying the Douglas Monument were gone
through by those of onr citizens who partici
pated. in a decorous.respectful, business like
manner. As a menagerie show business, tbe
visit was a deplorable fail are. The President
can neither dragoon nor electioneer, with all
seductive influence of bread and butter, a doz
en persons in Chicago into an avowed admira
tion of the tnan or tbe principles he preaches.
The fact that the Chicago Times alooe of all
papers in the city sustains his course, is suffi
cient to damn him in tbe estimation of aoy de
cent community in the northwest. There wns
no enthusiasm for any body but Grant and
Faragut, and they looked astiamed of the com
pany they were in- Poor Andy has gone and
left not a ripple behind him. - - -'^0
A Home Thrust.—Theodore Tilton is not
a desirable opponent in an argument. At the
Phiiadelpia Convention, a rebel delegate ask
ed him.‘Would you marry a black woman,?’
‘No’ responded Mr, T>ltoa ‘I would not chose
to ; but’ looking the questioner significantly in
tbe eye,'if I were the father of a black wot
man’s children, I should feel myself a great cow -
ard if I did not marry her ’
Ought to Enow —Our dignified President
while speechifying at Elyna, Ohio, concerning
•my policy' and ‘my past record.’, told a disor
derly radical Who heaved "an irrepressible
groan. si
‘Yon will groan worse than that, for the ag
onies of ihe damned are heavy,’
The intimate relations between tbe old gen
tleman. with horns, aad tbe one who takes
horns’ makes the latter personage exoellent au
thority in all spiritual matters.
. The Herald publishes a.scbedale of a claim
preferred egaiost an insurance company for a
lady’s wardrobe,destroyed by fire ir New York
city. The H*t occupies nearly two columns
and the value set upon the toilet is #21,0001
That lady evidently had “nothing to wear.”
The Convention met at Wolcottville on Au
gust 29th and 30tb. and nearly all the schools
were represented Rev. Messrs. Bassett of
Warren, Donbleday of Qoshen, and Noble of
Torringford promptly met their appointments
on the topics assigned them and offered many
valuable suggestions. Our only regret is that
so little time was allowed them. Inasmuch as
this organization is conducted principally by
clergymen, they have great cause to be grate
ful to the ministry for tbeir invaluable labors
and bearty cooperation.
George Langdon, Esq., of Plymouth, an
earnest friend of the cause was present, and
contributed his share to the general inter
est of the session. Mach of the time was oc
j copied by R. G Pardee. Esq., of New York,
(t. native of Sharon) who devotes himself
wholly to the Sunday School work,
j The reports from the several schools show
j ar improvement in tbeir general managemem
and an increase in Clumbers' Falls Village
nod Kent each have two mission school*’
and Sooth Cornwall one. North Cornwall baa
a branch school at West Cornwall.
There were 20 conversions reported in tbe
Goshen school, 20 at New Hartford Center. 2
at Torringford and l at West Winsted.
No teachers meetings were repotted, tbe rea
son assigned being tbe fact that tbe teachers
are too widely scattered to sustain them. All
admitted their great importance. Mr Pardee
recommended that efforta be made at once to
institute them, and that if necessary let tbe so
cial element be introduced, having the session
partly social and conversational. It should
not be conducted altogether as a Lecture nor
as a Bible class., but so as to aid tbe teacher
as orach as possible the very next Sabbath.
Let tbe Superintendent endeavor to draw out
from the teachers the scope of tbe next lesson,
calling for facts aud anecdotes illustrating it.
Let him find the central idea of the lesson, en
quire after different classes, tbe abeentees,
tbe sick, new scholars, Ac. Let all the busi
ness of the school be done at these meetings,
which should be held weekly.
In discussing tbe duties and qualifications
ol tbe superintendents it was remarked that be
should possess good temper and self control,
be calm and disinterested, aod be up with the
tim s as the school will not rise above bis
One Infant Class, reported fro n New Hart
ford Center, has been in operation for six years
and is a decided success. It was strongly rec
ommended that children under seven years be
assigned a separate room so that the exercises
may be made more interesting by singing, re-,
citation in concert, repealing tbe command
ments, the shorter catechism, verses, Ac. Ob
ject teaching is being iotrodoced in these
classes with great success. By tbe use of the
senses we can more deeply fix the truth. The
eye was called tbe King of serses. Satan used
an apple to tempt Eve, and the world to tempt
the Savior. So let tbe infant teacher intro
duce pictures, and natural objects as flower*,
traits, vines, Ac.
On the subject of tbe mode of teaching it
was stated thajt blackboards are being intro
duced on which can be written tbe central
thought of tbe lesson. A. little practice will
enable the superintendent at the close of the
recitation to draw oat mnch valuable thought
from the school aod express it briefly, ou the
board. In order to do this, tbe whole school
should be engaged on tbe same lesson. Tbe
great secret of teaching power consists in re
petition, and tbe ability to simplify and to ask
Snch were some of the prominent sng
gestious w hicb were brought in the course of
the convention and we deem them well worthy
the consideration of our colaborers in tbe
good cause. N. R. Hirt. Sec y.
Miscellaneous Items.
Tbe New York Herald says:
‘Tbe truth is that President Johnson is the
most dignified, brave and earnest person in tbe
party now traveling through tbe country.’
Does this raise tbe President, lower the Her
ald. or neither 7
la tbe Vial of tbe Express robbers, which
has been held at Danbury during the last two
weeks, a decision was expected on Saturday
bill the jury failed to agree, which involves a
uew trial at tbe October term.
‘The President of the Ueited States cannot
enter upon an exchange of epithets with tbe
brawlers of a mob without seriously comprom
ising his official character and hazarding inter
ests ton momentous to be thus imperiled. It is
a great mistake on tbe part of tbe President to
assume or suppose that tbe great body of tbe
people in the North who dissent from his
views are enemiee of the Union or are seeking
consciously to destroy it.’—21.Y limes.
Mr. Beecher is emphatic io his censure of
certain acts of the President and of tbe gener
al tenor of his public speeches. We do not
care to pursue tbs discussion of this point Be
yond all question, Mr. Beecher’s regrets are
shared by thousands of the most decided and
iuflut tial friends of tbe President’s policy.—
Ou Sunday ef last week Rev. Dr. Bacon,
after a ministry of nearly forty-two years at
the Center church, New Haven, preached bis
farewell sermon. But veiy few of those who
formed the congregation when he-began his la
bow as pastor are now living
That was an affectionate daughter who,
when purchasing some mourning goods, was
asked if there bad been a death in the family,
' replied, “No, not exactly, but I expect the old
I lady will go under in about a week and T
thought I would have my mourning ready.
Tan Dbbt or Viboibix.—The entire debt of
the state of Virginia, including interest up to
tbe-1st of last July, was $42,812, 297. Of tbe
coupon debt of Virginia there is payable, or
held in New Tork, $10,900,000, and in London
$1,866,000, tbe interest-upon which, sinoe Ju
ly, 1861, is still duo.
AKCDojB or Scott.—In tbe Museum at
Abbotsford there is a small Roman patera, of
goblet, in showing which Sir Walter Scott told
the following story : -I pn chased this (said he)
at a nobleman’s ronp near by, at tbe enormous
•am of twenty-five guineas. I would have got
it for twenty pence if an antiquary, who knew
its value, had not beeo there and opposed me.
However I was almost consoled for tbe bitter
price it cost by the amusement I derived from
so old woman, who bad evidently come from
a distance to purchase some trifling cnlinary
articles, and who had no taste for the antique
Every successive guinea which we bads for tbe
patera this good old lady s month grew wider
and wider with nnsnphisiicated astonishment
until at last I beard her matter to herself in a
tone which I shall uever forget— Five and
twenty guineas ! If the parritch-pat gangs st
that, what will the kail-pat gang for?'
Prince Anton Hobensellern is tbs first mem
ber of tbe Prussian royal family who bas fal
len in war since Prince Louis was run through
the body by a French sergent in ibe bame .if
8»- Ifit-ld, in Ocohei, imiiG.
Lord Derby, who ha* been in ■ fli.i.- irtiij «
mon hs, h.'iH already had the ooHiinarlnu m
four judgeships, a bishop* ic. t«,i gi.rier*. in-t
iwo lord lieu'ieiiamcies. while he has . erea'ed
six peers, three baro let aud a iloz.eu i.riv,*
Tbe Rom in corresi.ondeiit of the Pall Mall
Gazette says: “The Queen of Naples has sold
pearls vslueJ ai 30.000 crow s to ilie. Princess
Sciarra for 18.000 It is said tbei (be Neapo
litan royal family intend to emigrate to Amer
In response to a serenade at Philadelphia,
Gen Butler made tbe following speech :
Gsutlemeo, I am not ante to do more to
night owing to an unfortunate cold ' than to
say now much 1 thank you for this courteous
and kind oall. 1 accept the compliment ns a
iribute to tbe principles to which I have devo
ted myself. 1 believe that you give it be
cause you tbink I represent as far as I may,
these principles of that parly which your cue
emies call radical [Cheers, and cries of ‘Tbats
it,’ ‘Fight it on that line.’] Now, as I was nev
er a village alderman [Irughter,] as I never
represented my State in Congress, [renewed
laughter,] as I never eat In the Senate of ihe
United States, [laughter] ss I nerer w..s mill)
tary governor of any State, [roars of laughter
and cries of ‘ 1 hat’s good,”] as the cup of my
earnest ambition is not full, [cheers and laugh
ter,] as I am not ‘‘an humble individual,”
[laughter,] and as I have a very bad odd, I
oan say no more.
Twenty Irish democrats voted the republi
can tloket in one ward la Portland, and there
is no doubt that tbe republicans are largely
indebted to the Irish for their great gaine
throughout tbe state.
Gov. Orr, of South Carolina, in his recent
mseaag? to the legislature, recommended that
the freedmen be allowed equal rights before
the courts. In Alabama, where the state law
does not allow negroes to testyfy nnless ne
groes are concerned in the case, tbe Judges
bavo.agreed to accept the oivil right* bill Sf
law, and to receire their testimony in all oa
Tbe Gazette Musicals announces tbe dis
covery of a composition by Mosarl at tbs age
of tec years, produced for tbe installation of
the Stadtholder, William ol Orange the Fifth.
It is in ten movements, aud written for tbs
harpsichord, stringed quartet, two hantboys,
two horns, and a bassoon, and is described as
very remarkable, the youth of its writer consid
Tbe first Napoleon used to say that it was
only necessajy to get a lie believed for 24
hours for it to become history.
Oliver Wendell Holmes ssys he has seen
physicians dying from a scratch, and a man
who had a crow bar through his bead alive and
A correspondent of the New York Time#
says that in New Orleans 'women will not (it
in the same pew with Yankees or Union men.’
With rare exceptions, the houses of ‘Confede
rate families are closed against all who did not
fight for the rebellion. The riyult of this is
acrimonious recrimination, and finally open
The story that Jenny Lind was hissed abroad
is declared to be a fabriction by Manager J»r
ratt, who has just retnrned from England and
who saw and heard her.
The telegraph fails to give us some of the
incidents which happened on President John
sons tour. The following are among the emit
ted ones : ‘While the President was speaking
fiom the Delevan House at Albany be inquir
ed “To whom have I proved a traitor?" when
an Irishman replied, ‘ To Gen Sweeney and
the Fayniuns.” tie continued, ‘*1 have held
every office in the gift of the people, what
more can I desire ? ' when a fellow song out
“Another term,’’
Punch calls the German Band moribund.
When Gratae asked Caesar how many pan
cakes be ate for breakfast, wbat reply did he
make ? Et tn Brute.
Thomas Brooke was fined 940 and costs at
Boston, on Tuesday, for selling milk and wa
ter, which he designated by tbe former name
A rich nabob iu a Western) city, on being
run over thus consoled himself: 'It isn’t the
accident,’ said be,‘that I miud, that isn’t the
thing ; bat tbe idea of being tun over by an
infernal swill cart makes me mad.’
The New York Tribune thns speaks of a wor
thy officer : Many of oar citizens doubtless re
member that immediately upon the sqppr-a
sion of the rio’s io this city, in 1863. General
Harvey Brown was rolieveJ of his command
and diomissed the pervice. After mature in
vestigation, it is foam! that be wa.i unjustly
dealt wi**i. Ha is now reinstated, with me ad
d'tiona! rank ofhrevet tn j r generel for dis
tinguished services in .he sappressiou of riot;
in New York in 1863.’,
“If there’s anybody under tbe Canister if
heaven that I have in nt’er excrescence,’’ says
M'8..Partingtoo, “It ia Andy Johnson, who is
going abont like a boy constructor, circulating
his calomel npon honest folks."
A negro in Galveston, Texas, while smok
ing bis pipe near an opeL keg of gunpowder in
a grocery store, dropped a spark amongst the
powder. Tbe result was tbe sudden disappear
ance of the negro end the store. Some frag
ments were afterwards picked up, bat they
were not of maeh use.
‘Did the minister pot a stamp on you when
yon was married Mary ?’ ’A stamp Gharlie I
What for pray? 'Why matches ain’t legal with
out a stamp, you know.’
Lady Franklyn, who at the age of more than
three score years and ten, has just retornsd
from a journey to Bombay sod Madras, pass
ed through the entire course of the Sups canal
and expiesses-her conviction that th# great en
terprise will prove a access.
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