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Friday Morning July 28, 1871. HASH. Careful estimates of the cotton crop place the probable limits of the yield at two mil lion fire hundred thousand bales. Lord Derby, in the British Parliament, has advocated the abolition of the purchase of commissions in the army. All the members of the French commune will be tried in a lump. A powder magazine has exploded in Paris, doing terrible damage. Rumors from Nice are to the effect that the French have become very unpopular there. Mgr. Dapauloup has declined the arch bishopric of Paris. ' Pleasanton is to be thrown overboard and furnish food for the dogs. A deputy com missioner has already been appointed in his place. The arsenal at Rio Janeiro has been to tally destroyed by fire, and the Brazillian government loses three hundred thousand pounds by the operation. Brooklyn has been and gone and had a whisky riot. After a hard chate twenty-five Indian horse thieves were killed by the troops near Toute Creek, in Arizona Ter. Keep your head cool. Your feet warm. Keep your temper. Drink lemonade. Wet your head every morning. Eat fruit in moderation. Blackberries are wholesome. The watering-places are doing well. Your bair should be watered like grass. Stilish parasols cost from $200 to $300. Rain water ablutions preserve beauty. Excursion announcements are in order. Linen suits on ladies look very pretty. Bostou complains of a muggy atmos phere. Canada covets our weather sigual system. Boot leather from Anaconda , skins is a Boston manufacture. Straw is selling at $33.00 a ton in New York New York belles are putting on gay sun umbrellas for gentlemen would be very sensible. Not many years ago women were ashamed of false hair. Costor Bean plants are being cultivated as flowers in city gardens. The Republic of Mexico has 8,885,972 inhabitants. The girls at Alhol, Mass., can beat the boys at base ball. Six thousand million cotton spindles in the United States. "The Coming Woman's Journal" urges short hair for the sex. Now we have parasols with perfume in the handles. It was three paper collars warmer to day man it was yesterday. Green apples and cholera morbus simultaneously appearing. are A Chicago girl having "baggoted" from school, committed suicide in remorse. A Norfolk lady has a copy of the Bible which was pnnted in 1610. A TerreHante lady of twenty-nine living with her fourth husband. is ,The waiter is a most irresistible person ; he carries everything before him. France is covering her scars. Florida has only one beer brewery. White lace fans are an opulent idiocy. Malaga grapes are ripe in North Carolina. Glycerine is the best remedy for sunburn. The Orange organization dates from 1695. "1 don't-care syrup" is a New York novelty. Satin finished silverware Is a nice nuptial gin. Delaware is now indulging in peach "blows." Birminham sells dolls' eyes by the hogs- bead. Flora McFlimsey's last kink is a violet wood fan. It is wrong to make religion a matter of parade. Nilsson s summer clothes are said to be exquisite. White vests with gilt buttons are a swell novelty. For $38 yon can buy. a glass bird cage in Hew York. Fast driving is a "standing offence" in Indianapolis. Richmond, Ind., is having a linseed oil convention. Lace capes are worn with all the thin summer dresses. Colored corn is said to be stronger feed than white corn. White gauze, with silver fringe, makes a nice ball dress. The hair is now worn in "a fashionable mess" front. Rye straw is worth more In Lowell than the best hay. ' Gipsey girls are peddling bread toasters through Vermont. A new car wheel foundry is deafening the Chattanoogans. A colored woman has taken to the pulpit in Aiken S. C. This summer presents glorious cloud scapes for the artists. A woodcock will eat his weight in worms In a single night. Haw they get Factories In Ellenville N IT Aa Example for Salisbury All Ellenville is in a heat over the estab lishment of a co-operative knife manuf ac tor at that place. A company at present located in Narigatuck, Conn., has sent for ward a committee, which has conferred with the Ellen villians, and the preliminariei nave Deen aeciaea on. J. be citizens pro pose to loan the company $5,000 and pur- cbasethe foundry lot and adjoining property. which they will let to the company at rental of 7 per cent, interest on tbe cost. Tbe company, as a pledge of good faith will at once deposit $1,000 in the bank at Ellenville and promise to spend at least $2,000 in fitting up the premises for their use. The' solid citizens of Ellenville are "shelling out" liberally in aid of the new enterprise, which promises to be a success At any rate, Ellenvllle capitalists are tak ing the right way to encourage manufac tares. Best Book tok Evxbt Body. The new illustrated edition of Webster's Dictionary, containing three thousand engravings, the best book for everybody that the press has produced In the present century, and should be regarded as indispensable to the well-regulated home, reading-room, library "Old Salisbury." and the News. It certainly is exceedingly gratifying to us to be the recipient of so many congratu lations, upon the appearance of our journal, which have come from not only almost every town and village in this region, but from more distant points We are disap pointed in this respect, and most hapily so. We can only say to our numerous friends who have so cordially welcomed us, that we shall strive, that we belie not our motto ; "Nulla VestigiaRetrorsum ;" (No backward steps.) It may be of interest to many of our citizens to know how our enterprise is regarded by some who were formerly resi dents of the town, but for the present, we must .confine our space to extracts taken from only two of the many kindly letters received by us. Wo must how ever, before we proceed farthor, ask the pardon of the writers, for the liberties we take in making public their communi cations, and did we not feel that they will be of so much interest to their many friends hereabouts, and are of such a general char acter, and contain not only their expres sions of delight at the establishment of a newspaper in Salisbury, but the light in which they regard their old home, we should in no wise hazard the responsibility of do ing so. The esteemed widow of the late Norton J. Buel, Esq. who now resides in Water bury writes "We are very much obliged to somebody for the first number of the Connecticut Western News, and give to it Ihe right hand of fellowship. Dear old Salisbury; how sacred arc its associations: The fountains pf my heart are stirred as I think of it. It comes up before me in its unrivaled beauty; its hills and dales; its brooks and lakes ; its mountains so blue in the distance. We shall await the arrival of the News every week, as we should that of an old friend." Our older citizens probably very well remember him who was husband of this lady, Norton J. Buel. Esq., who prac ticed law in this, his native town, several years ago, and afterward become an emi nent lawyer in New Haven county. The Hon. John H. Hubbard, or Litch field, Conn. , who formerly practiced law in this town, and who is well known by most of our citizens writes. "I am right glad my dear old Salisbury is to have a press, and hasten to subscribe for the Conn westebn .news, x regard Salisbury as the best town, both for men and material byre yet seen." At some future time we may be able to spare the necessary space for more of these welcome missives, and we sincerely nope tbe writers will in no case forbid us the luxury of indulgingln their publication. Those spicy and really valuable journals. the Waterbury Daily American, of July 20th, and the Meridan Recorder speak thus of the News and "old Salisbury." we nave received jso l, or a new paper called the Connecticut Western News, a large and handsome eight column weekly, published at Salisbury in the north section of our state. J. L. Pease is editor and proprietor, who in a neat and comprehen sive salutatory, happily introduces himself to his readers. The project, is the natural offspring of the new Western railroad, just brought into existence by the enterprise and energy of that mountainous region, the seat of the renowned iron mines of long standing, but hereafter to be more fully developed, thus adding to the wealth and population of that section, by opening a more ready market for that great staple. Well done old Salisbury ! whose iron mines were famous during the battles of the Rev olution, and which yet retain most of their former prestige. The Salisburians had quite a jubilee on Saturday afternoon upon.the arrival of the first iron horse in that village. welcomed by the ringing of bells, firing of cannon, the music of Lakeville band, and finishing off with speeches from Messrs. A Moore, D. T. Warner, and P. L. Barton. The make up of the paper is highly credit able to the taste of the publisher, who pledges himself that the News shall be a live paper for the people, independent of political partis anship, yet containing the current news of the day in all its various departments, local and political, in short containing all the news at home and abroad, worthy of re cord and of general interest. He has in the meantime our best wishes for success. Waterbury Daily American. Brother J. L. Pease, through the columns of bis handsomely gotten up Connecticut Westebn News, in a pleasantly written salu tatory makes his bow to the public, and has a right to a very favorable reception, for the matter, both original and selected, is excellent, embracing local news of interest for twenty miles or more around Salisbury. I he inhabitants of that part of the State have it in their power to handsomely suo- port tne jnews, ana we shall be greatly sur- prised if they fail to do it. Meriden Recorder. Darring Bobberies. AN EXPBESS CAB BOBBED OF TWENTY THOUS AND DOLLARS. A daring express robbery was committed on the Mobile and Ohio Railroad in Hick man County, Ky., last Saturday night. Three men got on the train at Union City, and at Moscow, when the train stopped, two of the robbers got off, and a confed erate remained on the platform. As the train moved out from the depot tbe two jumped into tbe express car, overpowered the messenger, robbed the safe of $20,000, stopped the train by signalizing the engi neer and jumped off and disappeared in the darkness. Twenty-five citizens of Moscow turned out to hunt for the robbers, but they have not yet been found. AN EXPBESS "WAGON BOBBED IN ST. LOUIS AT MIDDAY. About noon last Tuesday one of the delivery wagons of the United States Ex press Company, in charge of a driver and messenger, stopped at tbe mouth or an alley, between Fourth and Fifth-sts., in St. Louis, to deliver a package addressed to a person in the alley. The messenger left the wagon in charge of the driver, and, while absent, two men jumped into the wagon, gagged the driver, and drove off, After taking several packages from the safe, they threw the driver backward into tbe wagon and escaped. A policeman captured the wagon and driver. A man and a boy stated at the police station that they saw two men jump out of the wagon with packages, and that the driver told them he had been robbed. They offered to remove the gag, but the driver would not let them. The amount taken is $3,300 in money and $85,000 in railroad bonds, directed to the Kansas Pacific Railroad Company. The robbers left a number of small packages untouched, containing near ly $1,000 in gold. It is suspected that it was a "put up job," and that the driver, and perhaps the mes senger, were implicated. Terrible Earthquake. A series of terrible earthquake shocks have very recently occurred in one of the Philippine islands. More than 200 persons were killed, many of them being swallowed up by the earth. Sixty dead bodies had been recovered. The rest of the inhabi tants have fled from the Island, leaving it utterly depopulated. The Philippine Islands, are over 1.000 in number, and are situated in north latitude 5o 30' 19 42', and east longitude 117 14' 126p 4'. They lie to the north of Bor neo and Celebes, and compose a widely extended archipelago in the great Malay sian system. The entire group is supposed to be" parts of a submerged continent, and is of volcanic origin. Scattered through out the islands are many volcanoes, some of which are always active. These often are the occasions of great devastation, the destructive eruptions being accompanied by earthquakes, mudtorrents, and other ter rible phenomena. The City of Manila, situated on Luzon, the largest of the islands, was visited by a great earthquake in 1852, which left scarcely a building uninjured ; and in 1862 another shake very nearly destroyed the same city. In 1864, an earthquake prostrated every house in the province of Zamboango, in the Island of Mindanao, one of the southernmost of the group, and caused several small islands to disappear. Tornadoes, hurricanes, and storms of wind and rain frequently devas tate the coasts. The islands belong to Spain, though about one-fourth of the population retain their independence and the government of native princes. The populatiou of the group is estimated at 5,000,000, but of many of tbe lesser islands almost nothing is known. The Philippines, though aflic ted with these great convulsions of nature, have a delightful climate, a soil of wonder ful fertility, and are rich in such products as coffee, gold, sugar, hemp, tobacco, rice, dyewoods, and hides. Connecticut Summer Iteaorta. The summer resorts to which the people of New York and other cities fly for refuge from the burning heat, are not located on the bluff shores of Rhode Island, nor among tbe snowcapped mountains of New Hamp shire; nor about (he sparkling lakes of Vermont. Connecticut contains fully her share of summer retreats, and most liberally are they patronized. Commencing at Green wich at the extreme southwestern boundry of the state, the Sound shore is lined with sea-side hotels, which are all crowded with summer guests. Shippan Point in Stam ford, Darien, Norwalk, Westport, Strat ford, West and East Haven, Branford, Guilford, Madison, Clinton, Westbrook, Saybrook, New London and Stonington are all made gay and lively in the hot weather by the advent of summer guests, and as for the hotels, Fenwick Hall at Saybrook arid the Pequot House at New London are justly reckoned at the head of the list of sea-side houses. Nor is the shore the only place of resort. The hills in the west and the quiet villages in the interior and on the river have their attrac tions, as tbe numerous visitors to Stafford Springs, the summer boarders in Farming ton,and the sojourners at Litchfield, Sharon, Cornwall, Salisbury, and all of the many pleasant villages hereabouts will testify. Great quantities of baggage, belonging to people from New York city, who are en route from the heat and dust of their city homes, to the cool and bracing air of Litch field connty, are daily loaded onto the vari ous railroads and boats leading out of the city Altogether, Connecticut has as many and perhaps more places in winch a summer vacation can be pleasantly and restfully passed, than any other state in the Union Connecticut Western Rrailroad Com pany. ANNUAL MEETING, The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Connecticut Western railroad com pany was held at the Allyn House in Hart ford last week Tuesday. Tbe president made a verbal report to the effect that the laying of track on the road has been some what delayed by the failure of contractors to deliver iron as fast as needed. Track laying between Winsted and New Hartford will soon be completed and track-laying at Simsbury will soon begin. On the western end the track is laid beyond Lakeville, and on Saturday it is expected that the track will be laid from East Canaa:i to Millerton, about hiteen miles. Tbe force now at work at Lakeville will then commence to lay east from East Canaan, and it is expec ted that the heavy fill at Whiting River will be completed by the time the track layers reach that point.' Following the report of the president, directors for the ensuing year were chosen as follows : Wm. H. Barnum. Salisbury : George M. Bartholomew, Hartford ; A. H. Holley, Salisbury ; Charles ; R. Chapman, George W. Moore, N. C. Stevens, Freder ick Watson, E. T. Butler, N. Y.; George Dudley, Winsted ; Byron Loomis, Suf- field ; John B. Bunce, Hartford. In the afternoon the directors met and re-elected officers as follows: Wm. H, Barnum, president ; Wm. G. Cole, secre tary ; Wm. L. Gilbert, treasurer. The Stobm Signals. The extension of the system of storm signals by the Signal Bureau at Washington is a highly com mendable improvement upon an already admirable arrangement. It is intended now to erect an observatory or tower on one of tbe highest buildings in lower Broadway, New York, where by the aid of the signal staffs, dials, balls and other instruments used by the Signal Corps, the state of the weather and its general probabilities will be given to the public two or three times a day. The importance of this arrangement to our seagoing vessels and shippers, as well as to business men and pleasure par ties, can be seen without further comment. Blind fob Sixty Yeabs. There is said to be a man 67 years old, now living in Chester county, Pa., who has been blind since he was seven years old, and who can find his way home among the trees on Welsh Mountain at any time without aid from any one; who can pass from one place to another for a distance of four or five miles in his own neighborhood ; knows the different residences of the neighbors as soon as he approaches them ; knows the voices of his acquaintances, and in many instances their footsteps ; can tell different kinds of timber; make a snaking tork, broom, or axe-handle; can hang an axe, and can chop wood, and when done with his day's work will hide his axe, and re turn to tbe woods on the following day and find it. The Connecticut ferryman at Lyme si the father of eleven children, never told a lie in his life, nor knowingly drank a drop of spirits, has taken people across the river in bitter winter for four cents, and works from twenty to twenty-one hours a day. The legislature should vote him an appro priation. We Bhall feel greatly obliged to any of our friends in the county, or elsewhere, who will Bend us particulars of any occurrences of interest which may come under their notice. Remember the school meeting to-morrow evening at the Grove school house. A brilliant shower of meteors is expec ted to night or to morrow night. Lookout for them. Whiting River fill in East Canaan will be completed, ready for the rails to be laid pver it next Wednesday. Somebody tells us that our informant gave us an incorrect report of the "Shoot ing match" on M't Riga last week. That was a very pleasant social party at the bouse of Mr. Samuel Robbins in Lakeville last Friday evening. The Dover Egg beater at C. H. Glens' store, is really the handiest, and most prac tical machine for the purpose designed, that we have seen. Extra conies of the Conn. Western News can be obtained at the Post office in this village; at Grant & Sweet's, Lakeville; and at F. C. French's Lime Rock. The track layers on the Conn. Western Railroad laid sixty-five tons of rails last Saturday : which is fifteen tons more than their ordinary day's work. The Amenia Times says the track layers of the Conn. Western Railroad will reach the state line at Millerton about the first of August. We saw the two roads united last Monday. Those who try to do business without advertising, we would compare to a chap winking at a pretty girl through a pair of goggles. You mav know what you are doing, but nobody else does. If anybody in this vicinity has ever sent to New York after "queer or coun terfeit money, they may be interested to know that full lists of names are being made out for publication. Mr. Rob't Andrews has just completed a cistern in the cellar of Mr. Myron Hutch insons bouse, which will bold hfty six barrels of water. Mr. Andrews is a capi tal band at such jobs. Who sent it? We received from South Canaan last Saturday, a letter enclosing two dollars to pay us for a subscription to the News, with no signature attached. To whom shall we give credit ? will the sender please give us the name. It was a good joke on those "bosses," who sat on that pile of lies, wondering why the men were idle about them, when those same ties were what they wanted for the work. The men were too timid to ask their superiors to get out of the way. Landlord Hicks of the Barnard House tells us he expects to remove from town soon. This is certainly unwelcome news to us, as we are assured Mr. Hicks has kept the most oiderly house, that has been kept in the village for many years. We are reluctant about exchanging him for another landlord, and think the village would very likely be the loser by it. -"Spectator," from Lakeville writes us for publication, a few "facts" concerning the dismissal of the umpire of the base ball match in Millerton between the Mechanics of Lakeville and the Dover ' club. His communication is such as would have a tendency to engender a quarrel of words through our journal, which we cannot admit. To gratify the Base ball clubs here abouts, we will publish the results of their contests, but the disputes must in no wise enter our columns. We shall hereafter ex clude from their reports, everything that has a tendency in that direction. A junction with the Dutchess and Co lumbia Railroad was made by the Conn. Western, at the state line at Millerton last Monday noon. The foremen, about a dozen in number, were invited by Mr. Wm. Card, the gentlemanly Landlord of the "Planet house" in Millerton, to a dinner, which was served in his usual first class style. Tbe men seemed to appreciate this kindness, and no doubt will store it awaylin their memory, as one of the many pleasant welcomes they have received in the construction of the road. The Dutchess and Columbia R. R. Co very kindly furnished a locomotive to convey them back to their work. Lakeville Depot: The depot for the Conn. Western Railroad in Salisbury, is to be located on the site of the school house, which was removed last season from its old location east of the Knife manufactory. , Fire: The dwelling shop and out build; ings in Cornwall Bridge formerly occupied by one Perkins, who figured so conspicu ously in public print a short time since, and wbo now occupies apartments in Wethersfield prison for the crime of incest; were burned lost Thursday. None of his numerous family were home at the time. Earthquake: Our exchanges speak of an earthquake having occured last Thurs day in various parts of New England. In fact from all around and quite near to us, come the report of quite a shaking up. The Amenia Times speaks of the shock being distinctly felt in that village. It is a com fort to us that we are not so "shakey." Be More Cautious : Last Wednesday, as the construction train was passing through a deep rock cut near Chapinville, they ran into a fence which had been constructed across the track, and narrowly escaped a serious accident. We are requested to say to those who hereafter wish to put their fences across the road, to not take especial pains to place between the rails, in the center of the track large posts, strongly secured at the bottom to support their fence, and to manage in some way to give notice that an obstruction to a rapidly passing train exists at the place. The Railroad men think, that if fence posts are on the track, they would prefer to know something abont it, and more particularly so, if they are placed on a curve of the road, and in a deep cut. Our Depot : Last Tuesday morning the Hon. Wm. H. Barnum, President of the Conn. Western Railroad, and Mr. Shunk, the chief engineer of the road, were in our village looking out a location for a depot, also for the purpose of examining into the feasibility of building a tank to supply water for locomotives. As we go to press, nothing positive is decided concerning either, but we hope and expect next week to be able to give full particulars as to tbe exact location of the depot, and the gener al plan of the structure. Mr. Barnum was certainly very fair and reasonable in his statements and offers. The general tenor of his remarks being to this effect, and in fact these were his words, that "if the citizens would agree on a place for its lo cation, their request should certainly be granted, provided it could be done without too great expense being occasioned by their being accommodated with their own selection." Hay : Everybody is complaining of a small crop of hay this season. From far and from near comes this unwelcome news, No hay ! But "how is this for high ?" Cha's Haines of Chapinville has just harvested from fifteen acres of David Foley's land, over thirty-one tons of well cured hay. President Grant : President Grant ar rived in Staatsburg DutchessCo. N. Y., by a special train on the Hudson River Rail road on Wednesday. He was the guest of W. B. Dinsmore, and was accompanied by Col. Forney, of tbe Philadelphia Press, Gov. Bullock of Georgia, and others. He returned to Long Branch on Thursday. Lakeville. "Which I wish to remark, and my language is plain ; That for ways that are sharp and for deeds not in vain ;" Boss Kelsey of our place is peculiar, and tbe same I'll now try to explain thusly : Charles has a boat, the light of his eye and the pride of his heart. As the man said about the construction of a wheelbarrow by his inventive son. "Johnny got up this all out of his own head, and has got timber enough left for another one." So Charles might have said about his boat, for his own brain conceived the model, and his own hands wrought out the conception, till at last "te walked the water like a thing of life.'' (Original; patent applied for.) Imagine then if you can, for I shall not attempt to describe the reelings Which overcame our amateur boat builder, when he learned that certain youth of Milesian extraction had trifled with his bonny boat, had clewed up tbe stud s'l jib-boom, reefed the after locker, scut tied the main mast, and upon the upturned bottom had executed a Celtic war dance. Up on the ruins of so much that was fair, Charles gazed for a moment, then dashing u tear drop from his manly nose, he invoked the aid of Justice and followed hard after the fleeting criminals. Not long the journey nor vain the search. Like his namesake of Erie fame, Perry might have said "we have met the enemy" and they are ours." Young Ireland was run to earth beneath Fred BushncH'8 barn, from which savory retreat they were brought forth to justice, redo lent with the fragrance of by gone ages, Mercy, tempered justice in the bosom of the offended Charles, and legal tenders released, the odoriferous youth from the grip of tbe law and sent them on their way wiser, if not sweeter boys. Mot. Our Cemetery: Messrs Robbins Battelle of Norfolk ; Roland Hitchcock of Win sted, and E. W. Spurr, of Falls village, met in our village last Monday afternoon, as appraisers chosen by the Selectmen of our town, to appraise the land taken for the extension of the cemetery in our village, to the road that leads from Salisbury to North Canaan. After viewing the land to be taken, they repaired to the town hall, and heard the testimony of between 20 and 30 witnesses, as to the damage that would be incurred by the occupation of the land for the above named purpose. In their testimony, tbe witnesses varied in their opinions as to its value ; some regarding it worth $100, per acre . more than others. Martin Decker claimed incidental damages, on the ground of the cemetery being loca ted so near bis house, rendering bis prop, erty less desirable, and consequently of less value. Daniel Pratt also made the same claim. Albert Moore made no claim of damages on account of land, but said be should bring an injunction against tbe town, if any burials were made on the east side of the yard, at a distance from his house of less than six rods. The apprais ers came to no decision while here, but will make returns to the Superior court at its next session in September. Eight dif ferent plans for laying out the yard were exhibited by Mr. Wm. E. Pettee, county sur veyor. All of the plans displayed the most excellent taste of that , gentleman, and should any one of them be accepted, and the yard laid out in accordance therewith, it could not otherwise result but in the establishment of a beautiful cemetery. One of these plans would be especially desir able. It provides for suitable space in the center of the yard for a soldiers' monument. The driveways in this plan, are very artis tically arranged. millerton. While Mrs. Geo. Greathead was otit driv ing Monday afternoon, her horse took.fright near Mr. Scutt's blacksmith shop, by an approaching train, ae became unman- agable, throwing her to the ground and bruising her considerably, but nothing of a serious nature. The horse ran nearly one half mile, and was stopped by some work. men near the hrighway George Brown is enlarging his restaurant, by putting an addition on the rear of the building, of about twenty feet. When completed he intends having it arranged nicely, as George is determined to keep things neat and in good order, and tries to meet tbe wants of4he public, and by so doing ho is build. ing for himself a good trade Mr. Pitch. erhas been adding to his livery, having some very fine turnouts, something which has been very long needed in this village. Mr. George Morgan is prospecting for ore, about two miles north of this village, bay ing previously drained the Rudd pond, and is now busy cleaning out the muck. It is quite an undertaking but he thinks the prospect quite favorable for a good mine. He is a man of considerable experience in the mining business. Cubbente Calamo. Fo.Ua Village. Dear News. I did not intend to intrude upon you again so soon, but here I am, Our village is usually so quiet, there is not much to recond. Mr. Stephen Brigner has his new house very nearly completed, and it looks very cosy, situated beneath those tall waving maples. Mr. Brigner is one of our most thrifty farmers, and seems to be preparing to sit in the shade, and enjoy the fruits of his labors. Mr. George Landon of Sugar Hill, has also a snug farm house nearly ready to occupy. Mr. Geo, Phelps, formerly of Canaan, who recently purchased the Fred Arnold place in Amesville, has built a new front fence, and is now giving a finishing touch of pure white to his house, the location of which is such, that he not only improves the looks of his own, but adds very much to the beauty of the vil lage The work of destruction still goes on at the "Iron Works." Mr. William Wolfe met with a serious accident on Mon day last. While engaged in taking down some of the heavy frame work, the pulley ropes suddenly gave way, and the falling timbers striking a large iron bar be was holding, drove it with crushing force into his face, knocking him down among the broken fragments of iron, insensible. It is feared it will lay him up for some time, if it should not prove fatal. The work will go on under the direction of his son, Martin Wolfe. Mr. Henry Wolfe had his hand severely jammed, while taking down tbe great steam hammer -'Thor." Mr. Milo Sherman had an ugly gash cut in his scalp by a falling brick from tbe top of a furnace stock. Let me advise those en gaged in that dangerous undertaking, to take out an "Accident Policy" in the "Travelers insurance Co of Hartford. Clario. Ore Hill. The railroad has finally passed through our village, and with very little parade on the part of our citizens ; rather less than I anticipated, as they had met with a recep tion in the other villages, I thought perhaps Ore Hill would have to do something; but I find they are willing to let it pass with out any demonstration. The rails are all laid from East Canaan to the State line, a dis tance of about 14 miles, connecting with the Dutchess and Columbia. I am in formed the construction train goes east of Canaan to lay the rails east from there, and another train will come on here to ballast this end of the road to have it in running order at an early day The Hubbard & Capron Water wheel Co., in the southern part of this town, are doing a good business manu facturing their Turbine water wheels, deliv ering them to various parts of the country. and they seem to give entire satisfaction in all cases. 1 saw one or two labelled for Georgia, and they have many orders from such great distances I saw friend Pease pass through our village on the Connecticut Western, the other day prospecting for news, and will probably succeed in getting all the items of interest to his many sub scribers, yet perchance something may have escaped his notice, I venture my this week's correspondence. I rather guess he had better keep out of my territory of items, as I propose to "dig out" about all there is of interest here myself. As a visitor, friend Pease, we shall be delighted to see you, but don't meddle with my items. A. F. Lime Hock. The Conn. Western R. K. having passed through our town, visiting all the other villages and not even giving us a call, we began to fear we should be left out in the cold altogether, and wishing to get our name before the Railroad community, con eluded to build one of our own, but there being only one way into the Hollow, and no way to get out except to back out, which we never do, we mode an arrange raent with the Housatonic R. R. Co., whose road passes wit hin a mile of us, to lake our case into consideration. They therefore immediately set to work and built a nice new depot, and now all trains stop at Lime Rock. I am informed that more freight goes from here than from any station on the road The Barnum, Richardson Co. are building an addition to there new foundry ; their orders having increased to a point be yond there facilities for manufacture. They are making 80 car wheels per day, consum ing 20 tons of pig iron The Amity B. B, Club, comprized of boys from Mr. Hurlburt's school ; The Rocky Dell Institute ; played a match game with the second nine of the Red Stars of Falls Village, all adults. The school hoys were ahead until the latter part of the game, which being a long one, and the boys all young, their "might" began to fail, and they closed with a few scores in favor of the Red Stars. Everybody said they played splendidly,and we expect before long they will send a challange to the Hay makers or some other champion club . . .Every Friday morning we hail the arrival of Aus tin with some 50 copies of the Conn. Wes teen News, which are. perused with much interest. Jaohin. Weat Cornwall. Mb. Editob : I was somewhat astonished to find that I was so tardy in getting my correspondence to you lost week, as to occasion its being left out entirely ; and shall try to see to it that such, shall not be the cause again. I understand that Tuesday is the day you expect your corres pondents to respond, and shall endeavor to not forget the day again, however I "pre sume your readers suffered but little by the omission. The machine tor grinding out items is rather "out of kilter," or perhaps needs "ile," as the supply of items turned out by it is rather limited. For lack of anything of greater moment, will tell you that the crops are looking finely, and prom ise an abundant harvest in all except hay, which is not more than a two thirds crop. Rev. J. u. santord preached tor us last Sabbath in the South church, and gave us a most excellent sermon, Lost Sat urday, a man by the name of Commings was arrested for stealing a ring from George Potter, and bound over to await his trial, Everybody is forbiden the privilege of fishing on Cream Hill pond for the next three years, by an act of the legislature. It appears to be the purpose of the people hereabouts to stock it with Black Bass, as several have already put a quantity in the pond, and tbe State fish commission have agreed to send us aeventy five more for the same purpose. This seventy-five, with what is already in there is supposed to be sufficient to make most excellent fishing in the three years which they are to remain unmolested. We expect soon to be able to give you a first class fish story A few items from my last week's letter, which was received by you too late for insertion, may not perhaps be too stale for this week, I will however, endeavor to condense them somewhat. I commenced by congratula ting you upon the appearance of the News. Among our people it "takes," and already you have established among them a reputa tion for it, that must certainly be very gratifying to you. I must not praise it too highly however, as I do not wish you to think you are doing too well ; and thus re lax any effort upon it Mr. S. J. Gold, the veteran genius of Cornwall, has lately invented a new heating apparatus which was on trial all last winter, and has proved itself to be in every way a success. It bids fair to outrival his well known invention for heating by steam, constructed several years ago. It is the culmination of years of study, and is calculated to take heat from a stove or furnace and convey it to almost any distance through pipes. It appears perfectly feasible and possesses every vir tue of a steam heating arrangement and not only that, but is much cheaper, and its benefits can be enjoyed by those of very moderate incomes As my letter is al ready sufficiently long, I think I will not tell you of the horse trial of last week, ex cept perhaps to say that it was a very dis graceful affair on the part of one of tbe parties concerned in it. Our citizens very well know to whom I allude, and with whom they sympathise. Bate Ball Items The "Greasy Nine" B. B. C. recently organized at the factory in our village, will play a match game with the Lone Stars also of this village, to morrow r. Ju. on the ball grounds near the grove. It is expected the Lone Stars will have to ex hibit some "tall playing" to make a fair score with these greasy chaps. There is a report and we sincerely hope it is false that the factory club practice Sundays. To do that would hardly pay, in the long run. The second nine, of the Red Star B. B. C. of Falls Village have challenged the Sharon second nine, to play a match game on the grounds of the former in Falls Village next Saturday, at 2 o'clock P. M Sharon's "Welcome. On my arrival from New York city, I called at the Post office for my daily mail, and received the first number of a news paper entitled "Connecticut Westebn News," with the name and hand, of my old friend Pease at the editorial helm. I was pleased, nay more, exceedingly grati fied in reading its contents and especially its salutatory. It is manly, strong, sincere, and in my humble opinion has the ring of the true editorial metal. I know some thing of the embarrassments, hardships, and vexations in establishing a newspaper, and in keepiug it afloat. It will try your heart and temper, but if the intelligent and good people of your beautiful town, and the towns in this vicinity will come forward and give encouragement by way of sub scription and advertisements, your gallant craft will ride the wave in safety, and no one will have cause for disappointment or regret. An old friend has the liberty to speak at this time, and I avail myself of the privilege. You possess talents of a high order, a generous disposition, and the ele ments of energy and perseverance are em bodied in your determined nature. With these accompaniments and hosts of friends, your success is certain ana complete. Richelieu like, "never say fail." There is but little news of importance stirring in this ancient town. We have finished the haying, and now have some leisure for tbe enjoyments of social life Last week a suprise party was given to Mr. George Goodwin and family, by his neighbors and friends, in the anniversary of his twenty fifth wedding day. In other words aSilver Wedding. The Goodwins are of Revolu tionary stock, and one of the oldest and most respectable of our towns-folk, and much esteemed by our entire community. Their spacious parlors garlanded with beautiful flowers, were filled by our best people, old and young, and singing, danc ing, speaking, and a good supper, was the programme of the evening, which was passed in a most delightful and reasonable manner. - The great artist Madam Clara Brinkerhoff, of New York city, who is passing her summer hours in this town, was among the guests, and greatly contributed to the enjoyment of every one, by singing some of the choicest of her Repertoire. El Bolero" was given with great effect, and that beautiful and sympathetic old song "The Lost Rose of summer" was charmingly rendered. Her voice is as flex ible and pure as ever, and she maintains her position as the finest singer of Classical music in the country. There is a great deal of musical talent among the young people of this town, especially our lady friends, and many of them sing with taste, skill and -judgement. The music or our church choir, is as good as is usually heard in many of our country towns. You may not know that we possess a Cornet Band. Indeed we do, and one that bids fair to attain an enviable distinction. It is com posed of the finest of our young men, and they play every Saturday evening upon our broad avenue ; or in their drill room for the pleasure and improvement of our towns men. They intend soon to erect a per manent stand, midway in the town, and tbe music of their thirteen horns will no doubt re-echo very sweetly among our hills and dales. If we had a newspaper in this town and an editor like Pease, he would fre quently be obliged to acknowledge a pleas ant seronade. The Visitob. STATE NEWS. A barn belonging to Mr. John Plant of Branford was destroyed by fire on Monday night, Mr. Plant's house also narrowly es caped being burned. The barn was insured for $6,000 in the defunct Home. It is thought the born was fired by tramps smok ing in it. The corner stone of a Methodist church was laid at North Canton, July 15, by tbe Rev. F. A. Crafts of Middletown, assisted by the Rev. A. Gardiner of the Congrega tional church, Canton. Tbe corner stone for a new church for the parish of the Holy Trinity in Middle- town, was laid with appropriate ceremo nies Tuesday afternoon. Bishop Williams conducted the exercises, reading the exhor tation and prayers for such occasions, and also made an address. The Southport Congregational Society are about to build a new $30,000 church, nearly all of which amount has been pledged. Mr. A. Weed, jeweler, of Stamford, re ceived on the 8th inst., a consignment of diamonds, said to be the largest ever brought into this State. The invoice consisted of 280 large size, first quality diamonds. A Mr. Belle w, of Glastonbury, was thrown from his buggy on Commerce street, Satur day, and falling under his horse's feet, was kicked in the bead, receiving severe in juries. A Mr. Joseph Smith of Southington, after foolishly showing his money and treat ing new friends and himself to cider until be was stupid, was robbed by the same friends of $40 and a silver watch between Southington and Meriden, last Sunday. The names of the robbers have been ascertained and a look-out is kept for them. A haul of 40,000 or 60,000 "bony fish" was made at New London, Friday, the parties engaged clearing several thousand dollars from sales of the oil. Over 300,000 pairs of shoes are made annually at Putnam ; 250 hands being em ployed, the sales amounting to $250,000. Mrs. Plank of Putnam will be 106 years old if she lives to October 20. She has long been a confirmed invalid. Best English crown glass, at a cost of two thousand dollars, is to adorn the county court house in Norwich. Lockwood's tannery in Norwalk was de stroyed by fire, last Sunday morning, with an estimated loss of $6,500, the insurance being $1,000. A partial set of false teeth, supposed to belong to a lady, have been found in front of a hotel in New London, but the lady doesn't call for them. The house of a deacon in Westford was entered, Sunday afternoon, while the folks were at church, and $700 in five-twenty bonds stolen. No clue to tbe thief. Heap not up for yourselves treasures on earth where thieves break through and steal. Four young ladies went down to Pogers' Lake, Lyme, a few days ago and waded out into the water. In fact, they waded out so far that they lost their footing, and I was only with the most persistent scream ing and paddling that they reached Lyme again to tell their sad story. Jerome L. Alvord, a deputy sheriff of Middlesex county who resided in East Hampton, died suddenly, Saturday morn ing, in Hartford, and a post mortem re vealed the fact that he came to his death from a kick in the breast received about a year ago from a man he was about to arrest. Correspondence. SABATOGA THE SABBATH SPBINQS 8CB- NERT, &C, &C. Saratoga, July, 1871. Sunday passed quietly but pleasantly In Saratoga. A good many of tbe sporting fraternity had acknowledged to each other on Saturday that they did not know bow they should get through the Sabbath. Dur ing yesterday they could be seen about the piazzas and streets in small parties, looking anything but happy. The weather, how ever, was perfect, and the steady-going part of the gay community spent their time in an old-fashioned and most comfortable way, attending church in the forenoon, walking or driving in the afternoon, and occupying the evening at church again or in conversation on tbe piazzas. All the places of worship were crowded, especially the Congregational Church, whero the Hutchinson family sang in the choir. After the meetings broke up every one walked of course to the springs. A crowd of several hundred persons collected about the Con gress and Columbian, awaiting their turn, and the active little boys who dealt out the waters from them made the biggest haul of -half-dimes which has gladdened them this season. The rush at the Columbian Spring developed the fact that it is not wise to dip it to fast, for before two-thirds of the crowd were supplied the water was running to thick with particles of iron as to be quite opaque in tbe tumblers, looking about aa inviting as if it had been dipped from some neighboring mud-puddle. A DRIVE TO THE LAKE. The points of interest which attracted the greatest numbers of carriages in the afternoon were "Saratoga Lake" and the "Geyser Spring." The lake is, as every body knows, a beautiful sheet of water, seven miles long and two miles wide, sit uated about four miles from Congress Hall at tbe nearest point, and approached by a boulevard the pride of tbe village. A great deal of money has been spent in grading and laying out this road, which, when completed, will be one of the finest inland drives in the couutry. The scenery along the road and at the lake itself is very beautiful. Saratoga lies in a sort of wide basin between the Kayaderosseras Moun tain on the north and west, the Green Mountains of Vermont on the east, and tbe Catskills on the south. Tbe land of the valley is rich, bearing fine Crops of corn and other grains, and the ordinary attrac tions of a pretty farm neighborhood are supplemented by numerous ancient groves, which have been preserved with admirable judgement to add to the attractions of the great watering-place. The life of the land scape, of course the only element which can for a moment bring it into comparison with the ocean scenes of Newport and Long Branch is the mountains which rise on all sides sublimely, until their tops are blended with the sky, stirring the soul with their grandeur. On a much larger scale the valley resembles that beatlful Berkshire nook in the centre of which Williams College is nestled. THE 8POUTING SPRING. The uniqueness of the Geyser Spring makes it, in the opinion of many, the most attractive phenomenon of this wonderful neighborhood. The name "Geyser" is properly applied, for this is a genuine "spouting spring." It is under a bolt-factory about a mile and a half from the city, and has been in action but a short time. The proprietors of the factory smote the rock about a year ago, being, like Moses, filled with faith that water was there, and sure enough, the water .spouted forth in a stream thirty feet high. They had to smite a good many times before it came through, boring the rock to a depth of 140 feet. The water is the most delicious to the aver age taste of any spring in Saratoga, con taining forty per cent, more mineral than any other water, with carbonic acid gas in it in such quantities that it foams like champagne when drawn, and spouts from the pipes like the stream of a fire-engine, . never stopping nor even slackening Winter or Summer. In the tank, from which the Geyser is bottled the water boils and foams with absolute fury, under tbe influence of the rising bubbles of gas. The first person among the party of visitors yesterday after noon who looked Into the tank was an in quisitive' lady of a scientific turn. The instant her face came near the tank she gave a sudden jump and rushed headlong down the steps with a loud shriek, much to the astonishment of the crowd of visitors and the inextinguishable delight of the malicious dipper boys. The exhalation of carbonic acid gas from the tank smites the olfactory nerves like an electric shock, as these young rascals well know, and in the case of incautious persons like this unlucky lady, it never fails on first acquaintance to produce a startling effect, Bending a great twitch through the whole nervous system. Near by is the Ellis Spring, a little, una dorned rill, running out of the hillside, and falling into a small basin. In taste it Is rather disagreeable, suggesting a strong decoction of. brimstone, though it is doubtless what it is claimed to be, an excellent water for purifying the blood. . BORN. At Salisbury, July Slst.a son to Cha's Barton. At Lime Bock, (White Hollow,) July 83rd, son to Henry Read. At Falls Village, Jane 97th, a daughter to Cha's Hill. MARRIED. At Troy ty, N. Y. July 87th. by the Rev. Adam . D. Mr. Wilson B. Hicks of this villaire. Reid. D. and Miss Florence K. CUdd. At the Episcopal church in this village, July SBth, by the Rev. J. A Walnwright, Mr. George Spurr, and Miss Emma Ingraham, both of this village. That cake was most excellent. We wish them any quantity of happiness they may choose to name. At the residence of Nicholas Van Deusen In this town, July 18th by Rev. Wm. Hall, Mr. 8. Howard Wilcox, of Berlin Conn, and Miss Elizabeth A. Waldrof of Brooklyn, N. T. DIED. At South Bgromont, July 8rd, Mrs. Marietta Kline, aged 44 years. At South Egremont, July 84th Calesta Newman, daughter of Mrs Kline, aged 15 years. Edward Ketohum. Among the inter ments at Rural Cemetery, Albany, on Mon day last was that of the above famous character, whose financial operations and forgeries on Wall-sL created such a furore throughout the country a short time since. He died in New York, a broken down speculator. Deceased once held as high a head as any man on Wall-st, but his for geries, prison confinement and subsequent failures completely used him up. Iu the Inf ringment patent case, the Water bury Brass Company, against Edward Mil ler & Co., now on trial in Litchfield, the tallest kind of swearing is indulged on both Bides. A- dwelling bouse in Hanover was en tered, Sunday night, and robbed of $600 in bonds and bank-notes. A hired man, who has suddenly disappeared, ia being looked up by the officers. and place of business.- (70W ma.