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Friday Morning, Sept. 22, 1871. STATE NEWS. Stonington proposes soon to build a $15, 000 town ball. Mr. Jared R. Cook is about to build a 100,000, house on the old homestead lot in Meriden. Waterbury has no fair ground, and it has been twenty-fire years since an agricultur al fair hasjbeen there. The "Christopher Brown" house the oldest in the town of Stonington, having been built before 1750, is being torn down. Mr. Hazard Bently of Goshen was the heaviest man at the fat mens' clambake at Gregory's Point. He weighed 347. The Yale students talk of getting up an il lumination on the evening of the inaugura tion of Prof. Porter, the president elect. Mrs. Knapp of Norwalk was burned to death the other day by au explosion of kerosene oil which she was pouring on a lighted fire. The Saugatuck Valley Railroad Company have decided to build their roaU on the nar row gauge plau, provided the necessary luuiU are raised. A memorial wiudow iu huuor i tuo lulu Rev. Gurdon 8. Colt, D. D., is to be plced at an early date in Trinity (Episcopal) Church, in Bridgeport. Herbert . Kinney of Griswold and Charles R. Lauman of Norwich (Yale '71) have been invited to accept tutorships in Knox college at Galesburg, Illinois. Orwyn H. Percival, a brother of the late poet John G. Percival, died at the New Haven hospital a few days since, being in indigent circumstances. The new Congregational church in East Bridgeport has just been furnished with a Stevens organ which is highly spoken of by those who have heard it. A small youngster in Danbury huviug in quired what was meant by transparent, and having been told that anything you could look through was trnsparent, inno cently asked. "Is a knot hole transparent ?" Rev. Mr. Wells, rector of Trinity church, South port, will deliver the annual address before the Fairfield county agricultural so ciety this year at Norwf alk, probably on Sep tember 23d- The tobacco crop, which is now one of the great staples of Barkhamsted has greatly suf fered this year from grasshoppers. The lar gest growers are J. P. Simmons, Tiffany Brothers, and W. W. Clark. Mr. Horace Beers of Hampton, aged twen ty-eight years recently cut his throat at the house of Mr. Henry Whitaker of East Hartford with his pocket knife, while labor ing under delirium tremens. The wound was not fatal. The , firemen's parade in Waterbury Thursday was the best ever held. There was dinner at the City Hall, and R. B. , Gwillum delivered an address, and the Hon, Greene Kendrick and the Rev. Mr. Beck- with made some remarks. The recent terrible railroad disasters have so effected the nerves of a young man in Bethel, that he has broken his engagement to a young lady because she persists in wear ing a train and is indifferent about her switch. News has been received of the death of Charles H. Board, a member of the grad- uating class of 1871 at Yale. He was an enthusiastic Yale man, and left in his will a bequest to the colleges of $2,500, to form a library of political economy and social ethics. The people of Danbury are stongly urged by the Neva to subscribe a hundred thous and dollars or more to the stock of the company to be formed by New York par ties for the manufacture of a "standerd article at Danbery. What it is does not appear from the Newt reports. The Waterbery American says : "At the recent Watcrtown fair Mr. Jacob N. Blakeslee exhibited thirty-five head of thoroughbred Devons, leaving twenty more behind on his farm. We believe this is the greatest exhibition ever made of thorough breds by any one man in the United States at any single fair. Mr. Henry Terry of Plymouth received on the 21st of August two letters from his son mailed at Hong Kong, one on the 22d of June, the other on the 12th of July; the former coming through London, the latter by the way of San Francisco ; both reach ing their destination by the same mail, on the 21st of August. Some of the spoons which General Is rael Putnam bad made of the silver he re cieved for his services in the Revolutionary war have recently come into possession of Colonel J. Ware Butterfield, of Concord N. H. They are four table spoons about eight inches long, perfectly plain, and two troy ounces in weight. The making is of a rather primitive character, with an oval on thehadles "I. P. B. D." the latter stan ding' for her maiden name. The commissioners appointed by the last General Assembly to approve a site for the new capitol building in Hartford met there Friday. The city offered a site on the park through a committee, which was opposed by the Rev. Dr. Bushnell and a few others. The commissioners looked at other sites, and though their decision was not formally announced, it is under stood that the park site is accepted. Hart ford gives the State half a million toward the building and also the site. The Wheeler & Wilson sewing machine company, in Bridgeport, are so overwhelm ingly driven with orders that they require their workmen to not only work night: but also to commence their daily labor at six o'clock instead of seven, as heretofore and consequently the gong calls at 5:45 a m., instead of 6:45. Five hundred ma chines are now turned out daily, instead of three hundred, with the demand steadily in creasing. Mr. J. M. Whitlock, engineer on the 10 a. h. train from New Haven on the Derby and New Haven Railroad, while crossing the spilework Thursday between Derby and Birmingham, saw a large New foundland dog Jump ahead of the train on the spilework. The engineer saw the im pending crisis for the dog and instantly re versed the engine, giving him time to cross In safety. After gaining the crossing the dog waged his tail, looking on the passing train as much as to say "Thank you Mr. Whitlock." A man who will show his sym pathy for a dog will bs careful with bis load of bnmaa ifrclght, which certainly is effaora conje,Mnca u SALISBURY 1HON MINES. In a deep cut on the line of the Connec ticut Western, between the Housatonic river and the Twin lakes, in the north easterly part of this town, evidence and indications of the existence of iron ore, it is said, are visible. A lease for digging and selling the ore has recently been obtained by one of our citizens, from the present owners of the land, and on looking over the titles of ownership, he finds several allusions made to an ore bed, ore rights, &c, in that vicinity dated back to more than a huudred years ago. The locality is on the eastern shore of one of the Twin lakes. The fact that an iron mine already exists on the shore of theso lakes, adds to the supposition that iron ore may also exist in the locality, and that tho twins are re posing upon the same bed, as it is found that the ore of the Landon Frink bed extends under one of those lakes: In case an iron mine should be found in that local ity, it might be inferred, perhaps, that it would be similar in quality to that of the Frink mine, which Mr Landon pronounces to be fully equal to the renowned Old Hill: Indeed, all the ore obtained from the Friuk bed, smelted by Mr Landon at Chapinville, and the iron from which the wrought iron cannon made by Mr Ames and recently pronounced by Commodore Hunt the best caanou in the world, was from Mr Landou's furnace, which may be regarded as an in ducement to make further researches in the vicinity of the. Twin lakes: A short disunoe westerly from the resi dence of the late James T Ball, h bed of iron ore was discovered at au early day ; indeed it has been claimed by some to have been the first mine discovered in town, and formerly called the 'Bingham ore bed,' but is now known as the 'Scoville bed:' The ore is of the same quality as that of the other beds in town, a considerable quantity of which was formerly carried into itfassa chusetts, and smelted in forges and made into bars of wrought iron: More recently it has been smelted in the furnaces in this town, and elsewhere cast into pig-iron form tor rememng ana remoulding into car wheels and other forms: For the last two or three years but a small quantity of ore has been raised from this bed: It is not supposed however that the bed Is exhausted, as mis is not cnaractenstic wttn mines in this town: This mine is at the base of the Tachkanak range of mountains, which ren" ders it probable that the deposit is extensive: As an evidence of the early discovery of this mine, a pile of ore which had evidently been dug but not raised to the surface was found by the miners a few days ago beneath the roots of trees which they cut away, the grains or coils of which indicated that they had been over 100 years growing: A chest nut board and an iron pick were also found under the pile: About a mile north of this locality, the Chapin ore bed was discovered about forty years ago, and the present blast or smelting furnace at Chapinville erected mainly for working the ore of this bed ; the iron, how. ever, proved to be of a brittle nature, which is said to be attributed to the existence of manganese, mingled with the ore in such small particles that separation was imprac ticable, but which could be avoided proba bly by deeper excavation, as the bed is said to be extensive: About one fourth of a mile south of the Scoville bed, a large deposit apparently of iron ore, has recently been discovered on the farm of the late Samuel Bushnell, on the side of the aforesaid mountain range, and about one hundred feet above the base: The location will probably tend to render the mining of this ore less expensive than at most of the other mines in this town: Steam engines and pumps will not be re quired for the removal of water, and the ore, instead of being hauled up a steep grade, may have to be brought to the sur face by a downward grade: The close proximity of this mine with the Scoville bed, together with the general appearance of the ore, indicates that it is of a good quality: From the peculiar location, and smaller openings and diggings in the imme diate vicinity, it is thought this mine will soon become one of the most valuable and productive in this section: It is about three fourths of a mile west from the Connecticut Western Railroad: 4 Or fan Concert inlmeuia; By oar epeclalcorrespondent. The concert and exhibition of the new organ, in the First Presbyterian church of Amenia, on Wednesday evening was well attended and successful affair. The fact that the services of the well known organist, Mr. Geo. W. Morgan of Brook lyn, were secured for the occasion, was of itself sufficient inducement to many to at tend. Associated with him was Mr. Ed ward G. Jardine, organist of St. George's Church. N. Y. Prominent among the vocalists was Mrs. Picton Rowe of N. Y. a lady whose charming ease and grace of manner, added to her superior vocal ac complishments rendered her a favorite from the moment of her appearance. The cho rus numbered about forty 'and was com posed of singers of Amenia assisted by the choral club of Lakevllle under the direc tion of Dr. Joseph Stewart of Amenia. The organ is a remarkably fine instru ment from the manufactory of Jardine & Son, of N. Y. and combines volume and sweetness of tone, which is highly credita ble to the makers. The concert opened with a Fantastic Introductory by Prof. Jardine, followed by the chorus; "He that goeth forth and weepeth." Space and time admit of bnt a hurried review of the programme and I can notice only the prin cipal features. Mr. Morgan's execution is too well known to need comment. His performance elicited rounds of applause, and he was several times encored and reap peared evidently well satisfied with his re ception. Mrs. Rowe delighted the audi ence with her solos. "Angels ever Bright and Fair," and "consider the Lilies." after each of which she was loudly applauded. Rosini's "Overture to William Tell." De scriptive of a thunder storm in the Alps, showed the power and compass of the in strument and the fine execution of Prof. Morgan. The Anthems, "God is a Refuge, and "Trust in the Lord" were very credita bly rendered by the chorus and all passed off in excellent style with the exception of Grand Finale and Boxology. "Praise ye the Lord," the commencement of which was confused by a little disagreement of Tempo between the chorus and the instru ment. The director however quickly re called his pandering ones and the piece was then rendered in good taste making a fitting conclusion to the most agreeable en tertainment. The church was brilliantly lighted, the ushers attentive and very polite, and the whole affair very handsomely con ducted. Jm The New Haven News appeared Thurs dsy in enlarged form, and improved appear ance. ..Wa .hall feel preatlv obliged to anv of -onr friends in the county, or elsewhere, who will send ub particulars of any occurrences of interest which may come under their notice. New Advertisements. Wm. H. Dean. New Stove Store. Auction. Millinery. Auction. Farm for Sale. Probate Notice. Miss Libbie Herman. Wm. H. Dean, Mrs. Henry Wolfe, A. H. Holley, D. Brewster, D. Brewster, New Goods. Newt. Extra copies of the News can be found at the Post office in this village, Grant & Sweet's, Lakeville, F. C. French's Lime Rock, Post office in Cornwall Bridge, Humphrey's Drug store Canaan, and at Post office Norfolk. Found. The watch case advertised in the Nxws last week was found Friday The reward offered was not needed. New Engine. The Connecticut Western Railrord Company have bought an eight wheeled locomotive engine and tender for $10,250 cash. Mislaid. On account of the reports of Field Crops on exhibition at Falls Village last week being mislaid, we are obliged to omit their publication till next week, by which time it is hoped they will be found. Funeral. The funeral last Tuesday at Millerton, of the wife of Mr Ambrose Beers, is said to be one of the largest ever oc curred in that village. In his sudden be reavemeut, ho has the universal sympitby of the people- Po'keepsie & Eastern. The work of gra ding this road is progressing rapidly along the entire line- A string of railroad carts, horses and men passed through this village last Tuesday, bound for that road- Its early completion is confidently looked for. Corn Once Again. Mr. Martin Harris has shown us some stalks containing two and three ears of corn each, part of which are twelve and part are eight rowed. Is it unusual to see eight aud twelve rowed corn grow on the same stalks ? Dentistry. Dr. Stewart of Amenia, N. Y. will be at the residence of Mrs. H. A, Harrison, Lakeville, the first Thursday of each month, where he will be prepared to execute all operations in surgical and me chanical dentistry. 2wll Regular Trains. President Barnum has promised to be in readiness to transport freight over the Conn. Western between Canaan and Millerton on the first of next month. Only one week from next monday. All aboard ! Bought or Rented. Mr H P Harris says he has either bought or rented the late resi dence of the Rev' Dr TPainwright, and he doesn't know which. He has moved into, and is now living in it, "wher-or-no." Removal. Mr- E- H. Dean, the popula tinman of Falls Village has removed his business to a new shop on to the Broad way of that village. He has in stock a new lot of stoves, and a good general assortment of all that is usually kept at a "Tin Shop " Read bis advertisement- Accident. Geo' Gilbert of East Shef field was terribly "pinched" between some freight cars at the station in Ashley Falls last week Thursday: Several of his ribs were broken, and he was otherwise seri ously Injured There are hopes of bis surviving the shock, yet his case is a bad one. Meriden Recorder Another of the Edit orial fraternity the Rev, J, B, Cleaveland corresponding editor of the Journal Re corder of West Jferriden, dropped in upon us last Wednesday. It is a pleasure to us to give the right hand of fellowship to these gentlemen, The Recorder is one of the most newsy dailies in the states and we congratulate it on the possession of such able help in its editorial department. Fire. A shoddy mill was destroyed by fire in Barrington last Saturday morning: It was owned by .Messrs Camp O'Brien, and was insured for $2,500. The loss is estimated at $6,000 or $7,000. The cause of the fire is unknown- Monday noon an other fire occured in Barrington ; this time it was discovered in the roof of F- T, Whit ing's residence, having caught from a defect in the chimney. It was extinguished by a stream from ono of the hydrants Silver Mine. A correspondent informs us that a quartz vane of lead and silver ores has just been discovered on the farm of Erastus Wheejer in the town of North East in Duchess County, by Mr. Wm R. Smith, a geologist of Millerton. The vane is about 100 rods in length and about 20 feet broad, and coutains the purest quality of quartz of a rich golden hue, bearing a striking re semblance to the gold bearing quartz of California. The mine is being developed, and rich results are anticipated. Advertise. Does it pay to advertise ? is a question asked by many who have had little or no experience in that way of do ing business. This question perhaps can not be better answered than by publishing a letter received from Mr. D. W. Manvel, the enterprising miller' of Cornwall Bridge. We have in various ways, and many times learned of the immediate results of adver tisements in the News, but as this letter from Mr. Manvel contains the ideas imbod ied in all these others, its publication will be sufficient. Cornwall Bridge, Mills, Sept. 18th. Mr. J. L. Pease. Please withdraw im mediately my advertisement for a miller, as I have found him. I notice in your paper me ionowing, "suoscriDe ror tne Conneotiotjt Western News." I dont see the object of such an advertisement, judging from the scores of applications I have received in answer to my advertise ment for a miller, and as soon as they came in all said, I saw your advertisement in the "Conn. Western News," &c, &c, and as a consequence I conclude that every body takes it, or else they borrow it to read. To those that borrow, I advise them so subscribe, and thus honestly pay for what they get, and especially would I warn all against advertising, unless they wish to find just what 'they want, as I did, for they will surely get it, if they do. Present. The Rev". Wm. E. Vibert of Fair Haven, presented one day last week, a beautiful cane to the Rev. J. A. Wain wright. This cane is not only very beau tiful, but exceedingly useful. If the doc tor unscrews the knob at the top, he will see a neat compass, which will serve to keep his ways straight. Below this, and making a section of the cane, is a telescope, which when unscrewed and elongated to its full length measures 17 inches. This glass is of a power seldom found in one of at size. Every member .of his family was presented with a beautiful silver napkin ring by Mi and Mrs Albert Jfoore, as a tes timonial of their regard. The doctor star ted on his trip to his new home in the West, last Wednesday. He has our best wishes for his success, . not only in the business in which he will engage, but in the complete restoration of bis health. Base Ball Matters. The Sans Souci B B C of Lee Mass-, played a match game with the .Mechanics first nine, on the grounds of the latter last Friday. Only five innings were played, at the close of which the scores stood. Sans Souci 23, Jfechanics 21. The Hickory club of West Cornwall, played the Spavins of South Canaan on the grounds of the former, Saturday, Sept. 8th, and beat them with a score 73 to 06- The Hickories also played the Cream Hill club last Saturday, on the grounds of the latter, and again came off victorious, with a score of 60 to 40. To morrow (Sat urdav.1 thev will Dlav a name with the Sharon boys- Bridaes. There are two or three foot bridges in our village that really need a lit tle tinkering. The bridge over the M t Ri ga stream wo are glad to see is receiving some attention and no doubt will be properly fixed, but the excuse for a passage way over the ditch near Dr. Blodgett's drug store is indeed a sorry one . A bridge only three or four feet long is all that is necess ary, but the poor feeble plank that are Strug gling to retain their position there, should receive the compassion of all merciful cit izens. Is there no help for the poor things that wabble about so lively when one under takes at the risk of his neck to cross them. There is a partially constructed walk just north of Mr. Miller's residence however, which we are gratified to learn is to be finished when people get through hay ing, so that they will be able to turn in and lend a hand, at least Mr. Martin Harris said so two or three months ago. Stove. Cutting of this village has just received a large stock of stoves for the Fall trade. The cold weather for the past few days is a very effectual 'reminder that the much desired season for putting up stoves has arrived. If there is a man in town who is not a professional stove tinker, and can put up a stove and pipe without swearing, he is to be regarded as "fear fully and wonderfully made." Being dis appointed in getting the stove man a few days since, we fortified ourself with all the patience at our command, aud gallently advauced to the delightsome task of "put ting up a stove." Our patience held out remarkably well, as it usually does, till we got things slightly mixed, as did the Irish man who exchanged his "life on the ocean wave," for that of tho farm. After plow ing a short time with a yoke of oxen, and a horse, he returned to the "boss" and said things had got mixed. "The larboard ox was on the starboard side, and the starboard ox was on the larboard side, and Jinuy was hung in the rigging." We think it a poor policy to "back out" on a job commenced, but rather than swear, we concluded 'twasn't best to put up that stove till a more convenient season. O'Briens' Circus. When we last week spoke of the good conduct of the men belonging to O'Brien's menagerie, while they exhibited i n this village, we little thought we should be called upon this week to chronicle such conduct as was theirs at Pawling N Y last Friday. A riot and general fight was created by somebody, which resulted in the wounding of several of the citizens, and the robbery of some of the houses in the village It is almost invariably the cose, that such fights with cir cus people are created by drunken loafers, who more or less will congregate at such places, and if these could be managed at such times,little trouble would ever occur. We have no desire or inclination to shield circus performers from any deserved blame, but it is plainly evident that an in dividual who is not disposed to get into a quarrel will seldom have difficulty. All places at which liquor could be obtained in this village, were closed on the day of their exhibition here, and a peaceful day was the result. Little did we also think when .they were here that the "strong woman" who it appears had charge of the little fellow who stood on the cannon and fired it, while it was on her shoulders was so inhuman as to starve that boy to death, as it is reported she did do. . It ap pears that in order to keep him as light in weight as possible, so that he could be handled more easily, he was kept short of food, and in fact so short was he kept that he died of Starvation at Stowville last Thursday night- He was shut up in a room alone, with bis hands tied behind his back, and looking from a window, begged the cook to get him a piece of bread. She as cended to the window by a ladder and mrew me Dreaa on tne noor, and says that he looked as if he hadn't a drop of blood in him. The little boy had per formed in the menagerie in the afternoon previous to bis death, and was buried at Carmel the next morning- A member of O'Brien's troupe said in a store in Carmel that the child was beaten to death. No legal steps have yet been taken in the matter. Cemetery. At a meeting of the select men and committee last Saturday, various plans were laid before them by Mr. Wm, E. Pettee, one of which was selected, and a vote taken choosing Mr. M. L. Graham as a committee of one to attend to and generally superintend the laying out of the ground into lots, driveways and alleys. Mr. Graham with Mr. Pettee, commenced immediately their task, and the yard is now staked into lots which will be for sale as soon as the appraisal is made. Of the pians exnimiea Dy mr. rettee, the one chosen is very good, but the one which provides for a soldiers' monument was ac cording to our taste far superior. The circle of lots around the monument, and the drive way around them, was we think, the prettiest feature in any plan shown, Desiaes it relieves the monotony of the yard. As it is now, no provision is made for a monument, and we are informed there can be none, yet we hope this is a mistake, We saw in Norfolk last week, their beauti ful monument in their park, and it is to the credit and honor of the good old town, that she has erected such a perpetual record of the names of those who died for her. The gratitude for valuable services ren dered, which as soon as the benefit is re ceived, begins to wane, and soon becomes entirely extinct, is indeed deplorable. Sup pose that war is soon declared, and a hun dred men must be had immediately from this town. How many are there who will come readily forward with their names, and express a readiness to march immedi ately to the front to be shot at, on tho promise of so much glory as was promised them during the Rebellion. "Your names shall be handed down from generation to generation, and made perpetual by being engraved deeply in tablets of marble." These men who went from this town, to aid in the great work of subduing the Re bellion, and thus securing the prepetuation of our government and its institutions, and whose bones now bleach our nation's soil, cry out to us in the awful eloquence of a martyr's death ; Rsdexm totjb pbosose 1 Sharon. The old man, Prentice, of whose achiev- ments I made mention in my last, nas apparently come to grief, being now quietly domiciled in a secluded country seat (vul garly called the jail,) in Litchfield. It seems he was so exceedingly elated by his masterly success, in ridding himself of the most of his creditors by paying off 50cts. on the dollar, that in an unguarded mo ment, he made the boast that he not only could pay them all, but could buy the most of them out if he had a mind ; which com ing to the ears of Dr. Smith, who had secured as yet no part of the rent, he im mediately brought action against him, and under a recent enactment of the legislature lodged him in jail, where he still remains, without doubt meditating upon the uncer tainty of human affairs. "Ajax." Q. writes to the Standard, this corres pondence from West Cornwall. If anyman has won for himself the grati tude and esteem of the people of our little village, that man is H. W. Franklin the gen tlemanly and efficient Superintendent of the Housatonic Railroad. Under his administra tion we have a new depot, than which there is no better on the line of the road. It is 26x 75 feet, two stories high with a piazza the entire length of one side and one end, with a platform of 200 feet in length. The pas senger rooms are fitted up in elegant style and the entire building is to be heated by the most approved furnace. The depot as well as the "tank house" was built under the personal superintendence of J. F. Bar tlett, chief carpenter, and the work proves him to be a first-class workman. The ma sou work was done under the dirrection of Stiles Stevens of Canaan, and like all of his work is excellent. A wall 200 feet long and 10 feet high has been constructed on the west side of the track opposite the depot under the direction of I. N. Bartram master mason and only proves what we all knew before, nameley, that "Newt" understands his "bis." The inside painting was mostly done by C. J. Fish of Bridgeport and re flects much credit upon his taste. But it was left to that inimitable Bill Preston the veterau sportsman to carry off the palm as Knight of the Brush, by displaying his skill and taste upon the outside of the buil dings, which are painted in capital style. The people say "well done" and fervently ejaculate "ropg may newave bis biush." But we must not forget section master Cal lagan, the right man in the right place whose genial manners and gentlemanly de portment have won for him an esteem and respect among our people never before enjoyed by any master of this section of the road. To him we look for a thorough repair of the road and the final finishing of the grounds around the depot, and we shall not look in vain. Nor must we forget the in defatigable supervisor Mr. John S. Lane under whose general supervision all this work has been accomplished. He is anoth er right man in the right place who labors in season and out of season for the good of the road while at the same time be care fully considers the rights of individuals. Canaan Junction Why not ? From the time whereof the memory of many runneth not to the con trary, the people of this vicinity have been more or less annoyed, by the multitudi nous inquiries arising as to the locality of North Canaan ; East Canaan ; South Can aan ; Canaan Canaan Street ; Falls ; Canaan Valley ; Canaan Four Corners, and with Canaan to the right of them ; Canaan to the left of them ; Canaan behind them ; Canaan in front of them ; Canaan nnderthem. Yet Canaan they inquired aud uttered till we have come to the conclusion that by changing it from Canaan to Canaan June tion, this difficulty will be obviated to a certain extent, for there are but few people in North Western Connecticut, but what are thoroughly conversant with the fact, that by the building of the Connecticut Western, a junction was not only formed with the Housatonic Railroad, but with the adjoining towns and villages, and why not as a tribute to this beneficent enterprise (from which manifold benefits and bless ings, both industrial and commercial will be derived,) partially adopt a name, which shall serve to oernetuate this memorable event in the minds of the coming generation, and which may have a tendency to relieve us from the embarrassments arising from a confusion of names. That this village has already derived a benefit from the above mentioned enterprise, is easily demonstra ted, by pointing to the fact that real estate has advanced 50 per cent. Nino new houses have been built, and one hotel and drug store opened since the first surveys were made A new engine for the Conn Western arrived last week, called the "Portland," with j; Hatch, formerly of the Naugatuck road for engineer? It has been sent eastward to Winsted, but will shortly return for the purpose of pulling the first passenger and freight trains from the junction to the Duchess and Columbia, as soon as the ballasting will permit, which it is thought will be accomplished within three weeks, as Conductor Cogswell with his gravel train has reached the lakes, and they are straightening up the track with a view of making a connection at the earliest possible moment. A few car loads of pig iron and charcoal, is the only freight not connected with the construction trains, that has as yet passed over the road- Con tractor John Ohara is shortly expected to commence grading for a switch, from the upper to the lower furnace in East Canaan A noticeable feature connected with the side track at this point, is a mammoth pair of scales tor weighing car loads of pig iron and ore. They will balance 100,000 noundB. TAN- DRAW Completion of the Mont Cents Tun. nel. The Mont Cenis Tunnel was formally opened last Saturday by the French and Italian minister and the local authority of both countries. After meeting and congrat ulating each other, the party embarked in a gaily decorated train at Bardoneache aud passed through the tunnel to Modane, mak ing the transit in 20 minutes, A correspondent of The London Times telegraphs that he traversed the Mont Cenis tunnel in 28 minutes ; that the air in the tunnel is excellent and the rails perfect ly level and the entire work has been admir ably done. "STProfessor Agasses is reported to have said that New Orleans would be buried beneath a tidal wave on the night of the 5th of October, to a depth of 50 feet or more which has caused an unparaleled excitement in that city. Don't believe the Professor would risk his reputation as a scientcst, by such a hazardous assertion. The old Chapel Street Church, New Hav en, is nearly torn down. Bravo. A correspondent from Lake ville thinks that if the idea of the utter dependence of woman is very prevalent ia this section, it will be dispelled to a cer tain extent, when it is Known mat last Friday a trio of valiant damsels sallied forth with a double team bound for Litchfield. During the trip only one of the horses fell down in the road, and he tumbled but once. The wagon rattled asunder twice and unceremoniously spilled them out, yet but once was it necessary to appeal to a black smith for aid to get them again under headway. But with all this they were not to be frightened, and aitnougn it rained all the wav to Litchfield after thev nassed Goshen, still on they plodded till they reached the desired jjttcnjieia goal, being the same more or less, the residence of Hiram Bishop Esq. The next day with au additional trio, they visited the jail, and various other desirable residences, and points of interest in that locality, and Mou day returned to Lakeville, bringing with them a. bride and groom, whom they chanced to gather up while on their travels. This tbey consider is quite an adventure. all the driving was done by a young unsophisticated douceur. Well; don't know but what it was brave, but we have an idea that if by waiting for a gentleman driver will secure him, they'll wait ; yet tncy say they wont: An old lady getting off the cars at Hart ford the other day, attracted the attention of a policeman, who tendered his aid, when the old ladv Dennered him in the ribs with her umbrella, and sharply soliloquised ; Clear out, you bigamist, you shan't touch me. one naa react tne papers. spring- field Republican. The following are the international mon ey order offices established in Connecticut : Bridgeport, Bristol, Collinsvllle, Danbury, Derby, Falls Village, Guilford, Hartford, Litchfield, Middletown, Milford, Mystic Bridge, Naugatuck, New Haven, New Mil- ford, Willimantic, Norwich, Rockville, Stamford, Thompsenville, Waterbury, West Killingly, and West Wlnsted. ST A serious railroad accident has occur ed in France, nine persons being killed and several injured The French forces in the East have been ordered to cooperate with Americans in the war with Corea. ...A party of Americans are hurrying to the relief of Dr. Livingstone, in Africa. ...The cattle disease is spreading in En gland. Twenty -nine convicts have escaped from the Nevada State Prison, after a desperate fight with the guards, all of whom were wounded Twenty-one new cases of small pox were reported in Lowell, Mon day Six men were killed and many injured by a gunpowder explosion in Piocbe, Nevada, on Saturday The Apaches are still troublesome in Arizona- CATTLE SHO AND FAIR AT FALLS VILLAGE. List of Premiums. First Division. DAIRIES, BREAD, CAKE AND HONET. Best Sample Butter, Sarah Landon, $3 Mary White, 2 E. Shepard 1 2d 3d Fall 2d C. Wickwire 2 3d Mrs. W. Candee 1 Best new cutting cheese, C, L Norton 3 2d D. Wickwire 2 3d 4 W. Trescott 1 Best New English Dairy, C. Wickwire 3 Old Mrs. W. Candee 8 2d Best Sage, Best White Bread, 2d ' Rye 4 - E. Shepard 2 N. T. White 50 Mrs. A. C. Randall 50 Jas. VanDeusen 25 Delia H- Nott 50 Mrs. Geo. Dodge 25 2d Plate of Biscuit, W. Candee 2 ' Isabella Blancet 25 Miss E. Candee 25 Mrs. H. Sheppard 25 1 Loaf of Cake, 1 Jar of Pickles, Best Maple sugar, Syrup, Mrs. A. C. Randall 50 Marshall C. Dean 50 Mrs W. Candee 25 Canned Fruit Mrs. Jas. VanDeusen 50 J. W. Parks, 1 Mrs. J. W. AHK8, J. P. Brewster, Judges. Ralph Little, J fruit and horticulture. Best Variety, Z. Candee $4.00 C. Bpurr 4 4 12 varieties of apples 6ea C. Spurr 2 2d 4 H. Howd 1 Peck winter apples Mrs. L. McArthur. 1 2d Geo. -Landon 4 Fall 4 E. M. Dean 2d ' M. T. White 50 50 ' 6 varieties Pears Cea Geo. II. Brinton 1 T. I, Hart 50 ' Warren Candee 50 Chas' Spurr 50 Plate Pears (12 of any variety,) A. Garduer 50 Mrs. L. NcArthur 60 4 ' Geo. Landon 50 ' collection out door Grapes, G. H. Brinton, 1.50 2d 4 4 E. M. Dean 1 , 4 Peck Quinces, Mrs. L. McArthur 50 4 Wine (3 varieties) S. J. Adams 1 2d 4 4 G. H. Brinton 50 J. P. Brewster, ) T. S. Gold, Judges. U. H. Miner, ) SEEDS AND VEGETABLES. Best 1-2 bushel Timothy seed, Warren Candee, $2 4 Seed Corn, Harmon Blake 1 2d 4 Henry Sturges 50 Rye Dwight Andrews 50 4 Henry Howd 60 4 Oats 4 60 Best Variety garden Vegetables, Z. Candee, Two 4 Davis Barnes J 4 N. L. Dexter 2 Best 1-2 bushel Beets, Geo. H. Brinton 50 4 Potatoes, M. H. Wickwire 50 4 ' E. M. Dean 50 ' Onions, Samuel Phillips 50 Best sample Squashes, G. H. Brinton 60 4 Pumpkins, Elisha Howe 50 Best 1-2 bushel New Brunswick Oats, W. Bunnell 50 Nathan Hart, Alderman Ives, j- Judges. MECHANICLE PRODUCTIONS. One Wood's Mowing Machines, Geo. L. Page, $2.00 4 Boiler Washing 4 1 4 Copper and one Tin 4 R. I. Scovill 2 4 Sewing 4 D. P. Gris- wold 2 Side Hilll Plow,) John Seutt 4 Wrought Iron Beam 4 2 . 4 National Hay Tedder, H. JS- Weth- erell. 2 Two Fanning Mills, A. Bryan 2 One Forrester Pump, Wm. H. Dean 1 4 Vindicater cook Stove,") w H 4 Corn Planter I Dln Shining Light (Heating) 4 f 4 Jasper 4 4 J Enameld Ware, ' 1 1 lot Tin Ware, 4 1 2 doz. Pans, J. C. Sherwood I W. A. Crowei l, ") H. E. Wetherell, Judges. Henry Stevens, ) Second Division. STOCK OF CATTLE. Best Stock of cattle raised and owned by the exhibitor of not less than 15 head, C. Wickwire $15 2d best T. S. Gold 10 D. R. Spaulding, C. Spurr, Judges. J. P. Brewster. ) DRAFT OXEN. Best pair ' Elisha Howe $20 2d ' Lime Rock Iron Co. 10 Judges. W. Trescott, J. P. Brewster, J. P. Walton, H. Stevens, C. Owen and Geo. Page. DEVON BLOOD STOCK. Best cow, T. S. Gold $3 4 Heifer calf, H. E. Wetherell 2 4 Bull 4 Ozias Root 2 Judges. J. P. Walton and G. H. Cran-dall. MILCH OOWS AND HEIFERS. Best cow 5 years old, 4 4 2d ' One 3 year old Heifer, Best 2 ' 4 One cow 8 vears old. H. C. Stevens $5 P. M. Jaqua 4 H. C. Stevens 2 Ozias Root 2 H. C. Stevens 2 Chester Ford 3 Judces. G. O. Crandall, M. H. Wick- wire and W. E, Marsh. ' DURHAM BLOOD STOCK. Best two vear old Heifer W. S. Wil cox ' 2.00 Heifer calf, M. B. Richardson 2 1 Durham Bull (Thorndale) 5 Best 3 year old C. Wickwlre 3 2d ' Ozias Root 2 1 4 H. C. Stevens 2 2d 1 Geo. Judd 1 Calf, M. B. Richardson 2 2d Cbas' Owen 1 Judges. W. H. Walton, Cbas' Bissell and Chas. Hatch. AYRSHIRE BLOOD STOCK, Best Cow T. S. Gold H. Bushnell T. S. Gold H. Bushnell T. 8. Gold E. J. Trescott C. B. Maltbie $3 3 year old Heifer, 2 4 1 (graded) 2 year old, Bull 4 Calf ALDERNEY BLOOD STOCK. Best Heifer calf 4 months old, C, Maltbie, $2 Bull 2 years old JS. JS. Calender 4 1 4 Wm. H. Barnum 2 2 ' 1 4 months old, C. B. Maltbie 4 Calf, A. Herman Robbins Battel!. Esq.. of Norfolk Ct. 1 received a discretionery premium for a fine display of cross bred stock (including two year old heifer and 1 Yearling bull 1-2 Ayrshire and 1-2 Alderney each) also 1 two year oia netrer i-z woistein. so judges, uibson Uillett, A. J. Spurr and wm. wiicox. DEVON GRADE OXEN AND STEERS, Best pair Oxen, Cbas' Owen $7.00 4 Gold, (Sired by one bull) T. 8. Best 4 year old Steers 8. W. Morris, 6 2d 2 4 Chester Wickwire,4 4 Judges. J. R. Ward. Leonard Tuttle and Harmon Blake. DURHAM GRADE, OXEN AND STEERS, Best pair Oxen, Spencer Nott $7.00' 4 year old steers, W. H. Barton, 6 2d 4 4 Alderman Ives 4 4 2 H. C. Stevens 4 2d 4 4 W. S. Wilcox 3 Judges. J. W. Parks, C. Wickwire and W. Trescott, NATIVE OR MIXED GBADE OXEN AND STEERS. Best pair Oxen, A. Gardner $5 2d ' M. B. Richardson 4 Steers 4 years old premium divided between Frank Reed and J. P, Brewster. 2d best pair Steers 4 years old, M. . Butler, 2 4 4 2 H. C. Stevens 2 2d 4 4 Geo. Landon 1 Judges. Myron Dakln, R. I. Scoville and Harvey Holcomb. Third Division. LONG WOOL SHEEP. Best 3 Ewes, Alderman Ives $3 4 Buck 44 2 Judges. H. Bushnell, J. VanDeusen and C. Brown. MIDDLE WOOL STIEEP. Best 3 Ewes, W. S. Wilcox $3 2d 4 John Pulver 2 Best 3 Lambs, 4 8 2d 4 W. S. Wilcox 2 4 Buck 4 2 2d 4 John Pulver 1 Judges. E. M. Dean, Frank Reed and Z. Candee. FINE WOOL SHEEP. Best 8 Ewes, M. M. Blake $3 4 Buck, 4 2 Judges. T. L. Hart, Jas. Ensign and Eugene Wickwire. FAT SHEEP. Best 3 Sheep, John H Pulver $3 (Only one entry in Fat Stock and that of sheep.) Judges. John Cleveland, Gen. Kellogg and Jas. VanDeusen. SWINE AND POULTRY. One lot Poultry, W. H. Blodgett $1 pair Legham chickens, 8. Nott 4 coop, 4 J. VanDeusen 1 4 pair kondon Ducks 3 months old, trio Alesbury 4 Geo. N. Brewster 1 1 pair Bronze Turkeys, W. Trescott 1 6 4 Brama Fowls, 1 2 Sows and Pigs, S. Brigner 5 Judges. James Brasle, E. Judd and S. Wells. Fourth Division. STALLIONS. Best 3 year old Wild Fire, G. K. Peck $3.00 2d 4 Conrad 4 2.00 Judges. H. Stevens, L. Howd, Wm C. Lawrence. TROTTING HORSES. Best gelding, John Butterley $5.00 2d mare, Hiram Clark, 8.00 One gelding, J. Rowe 6.00 Judges. George Page Chas' Barnum, Har vey Holcomb, 8. C. Scoville. In this contest for trotting horses, there were three entries. Mr. Pitcher of Pine Plains entered a very promising four year old gelden, but being out of the district could not regularly compete for these pre miums, but was allowed to trot with the horses in the district, and taking all the heats was given a discretionary premium of $5.00. J. Buttcrly of Salisbury took the first regular premium, and H. Clark of Nort East the 2nd. MATCHED AND SINGLE CARRIAGE HORSES. Best pair geldings, 2d 4 One horse, Best 4 year old gelding, 2d Best 3 year old mare, Silas Wells $5 J. E. Conway 8 J. M. Page 4 C. Wickwire 4 G. W. Roraback 2 Marvin Hoskins 8 W. 8. Wilcox 2 One discretionary premium of $2,00 was given Mr J. Rowe for one 4 year old geld ing, he being out of the district. Judges. M. B. Richardson, Chas' Owen, J. D. Barton. FARM HORSES OVER 5 YEARS OLD. Best pair, John Dean $5 2d 4 A. Herman 3 Judges. S. C. Scoville, N. Green, and G. Gillette. MARES AND COLTS. Best J. G. Wooden $5 2nd Wm M. Chapin, 3 The display of colts was all worthy of premiums. The Judges regret that a pre mium could not be awarded to each one. Judges. David O'Coin, N. Rogers and R. Butler. ONE AND TWO YEAR OLD COLTS. Best 2 year old gelding. G. K. Peck $3,00 One 2 year old mare, S. Wells, 2 Best yearling colt, 8. Brigner, 2 2d 6 4 S. Wells 1 Judges. Wm. Stone, George Bartholo mew and John VanDuesen. Fifth Division. EMBROIDERY, FANCY WORK &0. Best muslin Embroidery, Mrs N. C. Williams 2d 8rd Best worsted Silk Crocheted work, $3 Miss Ida Wolfe 1 Mrs. 8. Crandell 1 Mrs B. H. Burch 8 Thomas Dailey 1 Mrs J. S. Wickwire 1 Miss Abbey Holabird 75 Miss Emma Roberts 1 Mrs L. D. Brewster 1 Miss Lucy Randall 50 Willie Brewster 50 Mrs E. E. Manley 25 Best Lamp mats, 4 Lambrequine Mrs F. M. Ohn 1 2nd 4 Miss Hattie S. Church 60 Best wall pocket Mrs C. E. Baldwin 1 Two pieces muslin embroidery, , cotton Tidy and one wax cross Mrs. E. Manley, 2 . Two cotton Tidies, Mrs B. H. Burch 1 Best specimen Tatting, Miss Carrie E. Root. ; 1 ' ' Miss Eunice McArthur 25 Miss Hattie 8. Church 25 Best worsted Tidey, 4 1,00 4 Mrs C. H. Bissell 50 Best bead work, - Llllle Foster 2 2nd 4 Mrs J. N. Warnet 1 Best wax Flowers (8 specimens) Miss Lucy Randall 8,00 2nd 4 Miss Abbey Holabird 2 3rd 4 Miss Katie Murphy 1 Worsted Tidy, Mrs G. W. Peet 50 Judges. Mrs. H. Shepard, Mrs. O, E. Baldwin, Mr. Joseph Brinton. Mrs. Joseph Brinton. DOMESTIC MANUFACTURES. One patchwork, coverlet, Mrs F. Kellogg, $0.50 best silk coverlet, Mrs S. C. Scoville 3.00 Mrs. F. Stickles 1 Mrs. M.Preston S Mrs M. M. Blake 3 Mrs E. M. Dean 2 Louisa McArthur 1 2d Best knit Spread, ' Kag Carpeting, 2d Best Hearth Rug. pair Woolen Hose Onttnn Mrs F. Kellogg 60 Mrs E. Manley 60 Woolen Mittens. Mrs Louisa McArthur, W pound Woolen yarn Mrs is. Judd l Judges. Mrs George Peet, Mrs R. J. Scoville, Mrs Frank French, Mr. Frank French. HOUSE PLANTS, FLOWERS AND PAINTINGS. Oreat credit is due to the town of Shef field for the largo and choice collection of flowers from tnere. Judges. Geo. Burrall, Mrs. Geo. Dodge Mrs. U. H. Miner, Miss Mary Gaston. Best Crayon Drawing, Mrs H. Z. Candee, ... . ? Pencil w Two 4 Miss Ida M. spurr i Three 4 Miss Stella Mills- PauKh 1 Drawings, Llllle Scoville 11 years of age 60 Beet collection of pictures owned and ex hibited by Mrs O. E. Baldwin, 5,00 Oil Painting, S. M. Hubbard z.uu Water uoiors alibb juaiue Scoville. 2 2 exhibition of Dablias, miss Mag gie Gager, Largest variety of Verbenas. Mrs. H. Wolfe, 2d 4 Mattie Brinton 9 2 I vpnrs nf aire. 3rd airs n. l. Vanuee, iu Best Boquet of Flowers, Mrs Dwight Andrus, , c. 2d 4 Mrs Z. Candee 2,50 House Plants, Mrs H. M. Knight 50 Largest variety of Roses, Miss Carrie Brinton, 2,00 Bouquet of wild Flowers, Miss Nellie Root, 75 MISCELLANEOUS ARTICLES. One Velvet Sofa Pillow, MrsE. E. Manley, W, Silk 4 Miss J. Wilcox 50 4 Spring Bed, J. D. Eggleston 1 44 Cose Silver Plate, H. C. Allyn '1 4 Worsted Flowers, Mrs Wm H. Barnum. 1 4 MUlinerv. Mrs F. M. Olin 1 a . r rw 1 r 4 Boquet Feather Flowers, Mrs Dwight Andrus, 4 Writing Case and 4 Working 4 4 Tatting ' Mrs M. M. Blake 4 Card Basket 4 Case, Miss Maggie Gager, Infant knit Shirts, Miss Hattie S. Church, 75 75 60 60 50 25 25 Five yards Cotton Fringe, miss jcunice McArthur One Scrap Bag, Mrs C. H. Bissell, Sensitive nlant. Miss Flora Post Variety House plants, Mrs J. M. Warner 60 Committee. U. H. Miner, Miss Mary Gaston. HORSE DAT. Tkcridat, Saw. 14th, LISTS OF PREMIUMS FOB THE VARIOUS CON TESTS. FIRST CLASS. , There were no entries, but there was a premium for running horses substituted. First Premium $40. Second Premium $20, for which there were two entries. M. J. Gallivan Hartford, entered bay mare, Irene. 2-2 Wm Kilmer, Copake, N. Y. Sorrel mare, Prickly Ash. M 1-2 mile beats best 2 in 3, Titno, 55 seconds 65 seconds. Prickley Ash won 1st Premi um, Irene 2nd. SECOND CLASS. O. J. Brusle, Gf Barrington entered brown gelden Fleet Foot. 8-4-2-4 Jerome Holcomb, Winsted, entered grey t mare, Lady Shoemaker 4-3 8-8 Chas' Dickeman Bridgeport, entered bro. mare White Heels, 1-2-1-1 W W Cameron, Bridgeport, entered speck led mare Dlxfield Maid 2-1-4-2 White Heels won 1st premium and Dlx field 2nd. Time 2 43-2 45-2 47 1-2-2 46 1-2. THIRD CLASS (DOUBLE TEAMS.) Isaac Pawling, Copake, N. Y. enters, sorrel gelden, Copake Chief, and black gelden, Pete. 1-1-2-2-2 Hon. Wm H. Barnum, Lime Rock, black gelden Plympton and black gelden, Dark uess. 2-2-1-1-1 Mr. Pawling's team won the two first heats and Mr. BarnunVB the three last Time 249 1-2, 2 47, 2 46 8-4, 2 60, 2 48 FOURTH CLASS. In the fourth class there were no entries, and in place of tho 240 horses, a class for horses which bad never beaten 2,86 wss substituted. There were three premiums offered $50, $80 and $20. In this there were four entries. 8. Snifflns, Bridgeport, enters chestnut gelden. White Stockings 2-1-2-1-2 H P Warner Bridgeport enters bay gelden S- A- Douglass- 1-2-1-2-1 I. Pawling, N. Y. enters black gelden Senator .Mitchell j drawn. G K. Peck Falls Village enters sorrel gelden, Copake Chief; drawn. 8- A. Douglass won the 1st Pre mium, White Stockings 2nd Time 2 47, 2 41, 2 42, 2 43, t 42. FIFTH CLASS. J. H; Swan, Copake, N. Y. enters white gelden, White (Fawn ; drawn. Homer Miller Copake N- Y. enters bay gelden Commodore Nutt; drawn, it. J- Gallivan Hartford enters brownmare Lady Sherlden. 2-1-1-1 J- J. Hornbeck, Kingston enters sorrel gelden, Jfajor King, 1-2-2-2 Lady Sherlden won the 1st Premium, Jfajor King 2nd. Time 2 87, 2 40, 2 40, 2 89. There was three premiums paid for Foot Races of $3, $2 and $1, for which there was a lively contest. As there was no names given of the foot racers, we cannot designate the winner In any better way than to say it was won by an nnbleached American. The races were all mile heats best 8 in 6 except running horses which was 1-2 mils heats, best two in three- . All the races were well contested Judges. N. Washburn, Worcester; Mass, D. S- Draper, G't Barrington, E- W- Spurr, Falls Village. Ct- AIILLEHTOIV MARKETS. Reported weekly by J. N. Van Deusen, Produce and Commission merchant. Har lem R. R. depot, Millerton, N. Y. Sheep, per lb,... 0406 Lambs, 0507 Veal Calves, 0709 Hides, 071-2 Spring Chickens, 1 8c Old Fowls. 12 Butter, 25S5 Eggs, per doz. 80 Pears, 44 bbl $3.00 10.00 Apples, $8.0036.00- Potatoes.... $2.00 BORN. At Ore H1U, Sept. 19, a daughter to Hiram Hoys roadt. At Aahlev Valla. Bent. 17th. a danirhtar to Ward Van Deuaan. - DIED. At Canaan, Aog. SO, Mr.. Jetta Berkley, aged 86. At Millerton, N . Y Sept. 5, Chios Cai ' Johnathan Card area S6. Sent, li ,ra, aau Am.. aK.ab 14 Johnathan Card, aged 68 Sept. 15 Haul. Dye, Infant dan danchl rhter of Thoa. Dve aired 10 month.. Sept. 18. 11 Beer, wife of Ambrose Beers after a very brief lllne.i, aged SI. M't Klga Station Sept. 10 Una, Infant daughter of Charles and Carrla Wolcott. aged S months and 15 day.. Ancram Sept. 10, Herbert Wheeler, aged St. Copake Sept. IS, Collins Cook aged 63. in wm wmsMouDept. is, usorge, son Aore P. Yalil, aged 0 meatus and U days.