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Friday Morning July 28, 1871.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
,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
"1 don't-care syrup" is a New York
Satin finished silverware Is a nice nuptial
Delaware is now indulging in peach
Birminham sells dolls' eyes by the hogs-
Flora McFlimsey's last kink is a violet
wood fan.
It is wrong to make religion a matter of
Nilsson s summer clothes are said to be
White vests with gilt buttons are a swell
For $38 yon can buy. a glass bird cage in
Hew York.
Fast driving is a "standing offence" in
Richmond, Ind., is having a linseed oil
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 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. .
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
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.
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
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.

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