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Ipriday Morningr, Sept. it, 1872. - OUR EUROPEAN CORRKSPONDICNCK. Concludsd- i The groat majority of the two cur loads which composed our company preferred the latter, except two old ladies, sotnewliat encumbered with adverdupois, who were borne up in chairs. There was not a little puffing and blowing as party after party reached the summit, five thousand f et abpve the sea. Once attained, however, the mountain furnished itsowu compensa tion. Few grander outlooks are to be seen on the Earth. Some old travelers say none. The object of the ascent is usually to wit ness a sun risinir. and a sun setting. For--f tnuately for us, the afternoon was an un usually brilliant one, and the three hours before sunset was spent in rambling from point to point, and in looking over the fear ful precipices, which in some places formed such terrible gashes in the mountain, as al most to chill one's blood in casting an eye down their fearful depths. Half-an hour before sunset there wen- to be S'en some 150 or 200 peopie on ihe v. ry a pi x of the mountain, gazing with the inos-t intense anxiety toward the western horizon to watch the declining sun, occasionally turn ing to the eastern also, to witness its effects upon the snow-clad Jungfrau, Wetter horn, Shriekhorn, Fallhorn, and dozens of the formidable peaks. These it gilded with a glory that an angel might look upon with delight, (judging from human impressions), and that none but the Almighty Architect could produce. The sun himself, descend ing in majesty behind the awful mountains, was scarcely more brilliant than the eastern snow-clad summits he had gilded with his declining rays. As these two great glo Ties faded from view there was a sudden and complete exemplification of the adage, that there is bnt a step from the sublime to the ridiculous, seen in this instance in the rush from this glorious scene to witness gastronomic display at the dinner table, that wonld astonish the heartiest of gor mandizers. Fortunately the morning dawn was as brilliant as the previous evening sunset, and the two hundred sleepers in the great hotel at the Kulm, who had been aroused by the trumpet, were most of them to be seen again on the hill, not, however, in uniforms as complete in harmony as those 'that grace the body guard of Queen Victoria. Soon after an early breakfast, more than a hundred of these sun-struck tourists were to be seen wending their way down the winding path to the railway sta tion, all on foot except the ladies above re. fered to, who kept to their chairs, because they were to fat too walk, andyour honora ble servant kept to his horse because he was Xoopoor. The descent of the moun tain by rail was accomplished with great care and at a very moderate pace, a guard on foot preceeded, by a few yards, every engine. Returning to Luzerne again, after a short rnu to Zurich after the remainder of our party, enabled us to take a second trip over its pleasant lake and to witness from its broadest point a thuuder storm, which to ua was novel and sublime. The lofty mountain tops were rapidly enveloped in the blackest of clouds, and the reverbe ration of the thunder cracking through their wild gorges, was indeed fearful for a few minutes. Brighter skies on the fol lowing day developed many a beautiful landscape on our way to the Canton and city of Berne. Here and in the vicinity, a few days were passed pleasantly, one of which was given to the little Swiss town of Than and its lake, and to its more impor tant neighbor, Intertacken. The Bear, as emblem or presiding genius, is to be seen almost everywhere in Berne, not only in effigies on and around its statues and foun dations, but in actual existence as city property, in a building and park appropria ted to their exclusive use. This seems to be the pet of Berne as much as does the lion, of England. The city is pleasantly situated on the river Aar, and being on ele vated ground commands a fine view of the distant snow-covered Alps. The ride from Berne to Geneva is also a pleasant one, through a finely cultiyated country, and about half of it is along the high ground overlooking lake Leman. The north side of the lake, which is travsrsed by the rail trains, is cultivated almost exclusively for grapes, and of the vines there are thousands of acres. On the opposite shore, until you come within 15 or 20 miles of Geneva, the Alps ran down into the lake, Geneva needs no description, it is so well known It stands at the outlet of the lake, which outlet is a full, sparkling, rapid river, (the Rhone,) of the most beautiful water in Europe. We looked into the neat little ball where the Arbitrators of the "Ala bama" matters are sitting, whose action it is to be hoped will diminish the probabili ties of war in all coming time. Leaving Geneva at 3 o'clock in the afternoon, we passed for some thirty or forty miles, more or less of the way, along the banks of the Rhone, through some of the most pictur esque scenery we had seen, off from the mountains, in all Smitzerland. A few miles out of Geneva, the river has a deep bed in limestone rocks, and as it is very sinuous in its coarse, has worn deep and singular cavities in the rock. The banks are often perpendicular or overhanging, and some times of great height, terminating in lofty mountain peaks. Thjs ride of 375 miles to Paris, was continued through the night, the second night ride we had ventured upon in the eight months since we left the ocean. There was a bright moon, and as we stop ped at two or three important cities, the tedioasness of a night ride was much diminished, particularly as we had secured a coupa for our exclusive use. We could see that much of the country was well cov ered with crops, and certainly, the great railway we were upon, was well managed and one of the best in Europe. Indeed, the whole system of railroad management in Europe is admirable. Paris presented a more cheerful aspect than it did during the fogs of last December, but the effects of the vandalism of the Communers is still abundantly visible in its burned and shat tered palaces, arsenals, and other public lie buildings. None of these are under the process of repair, but the Tuileries still stands a blasted monument of the folly of Napoleon 3d in bringing on the nation such a war, and the still greater folly of the Commoners in their attempts to destroy their own city. Bat more of Paris and London hereafter, if time and inclination combine to invite the task. H- An editor's pocket was picked at Litch field, EL, and he tried to make the public believe be lost two dollar?. Oil the Beach. By Our Special Correspondent. The early bird catches the train, that is, Eggkstoji's train in the morning, so your correspondent, eastward bound, played, much against his will, the part of early bird one day lust week and caught the aforcsaid train. If you had not described the route to Hartford so often and so ably, Mr. Ed itor, and if Eggleston's excursion had not gone and been and taken about everyone of your readers who had never been over the road before, 1 would giye you my experi ence that morning. Hartford, as you have probably noticed iu your visits there, has been r tolerably busy place since the Conn. Western R. R. opened up for it a connec tion with Salisbury Centre and Lakeville. The Hi-rt ford people are very much pleased at ihc idea of being in such easy communi cation with these two centres of wealth and intelligence. Our time did not permit us to tarry long in this thriving village, so pass ing through we took a train which was waiting for us on the Conn. Valley R. R. We noticed that the cars on the Valley road were each furnished with a station annunciator, by which the name of each station in turn is conspicuously displayed in the forward end of the car some time be fore the arrival of the train at that station, thus silencing the brakeman's howl and re lieving the fidgets of nervous passengers. The pleasant aroma of the fragrant onion now salutes ns aud we find that we have readied Weathers-field, -the onion's native home. Long rows of that powerful escu lent stand dressed iu living green, but we fail to notice in passing the monumental piles of last year's knee pans, the sight of which tradition has led us to expect crowning the bulbous field. There, beyond the trees in the distance, is the Connecticut State boarding house, where, I presume, languishes in durance vile many a delin quent subscriber to his local newspaper. Here is Middletown, where are located the Connecticut State Iusuae Asylum, the Wesleyan University, and the end of the Air Line railroad ; that is, the Middletown end. This thriving place is also remarkable on account of its standing about opposite the spot where the excursion turned around the other day. Now comes North Iladdam, East Haddam, South Haddam, Iladdam Centre, Haddam Neck, Haddam Landing, Had-'em-bad, and Haddam. The time honored story of the traveler's profane re mark when these various Had-dams fell on his ear, will occur to every one's recollec tion and so need not be repeated. Down through the pleasant valley we sped, arriving in due time at Saybrook, where, early in our history, our fathers wrestled over the famous Platform. We see nothing of the Platform now however, and so pass along over to Fenwick, where the old 7th C. V. reunite to-day. It is worth the expenditure of considerable time and trouble to see again the old familiar faces, and to clasp the bands of the comrades of many a march and battle. The Seventh appears to have been engaged iu recruiting service, a3 quite a body of light inf ant-ry accompany the vet erans. The day passes pleasantly ut Feu wick Hall, telling the old stories, singing the old songs, and finally discussing the excellent dinner provided by Landlord Rood. But another re-union than ours took place that day at Fenwick. The hardy veterans of the Mosquito Legion were pres ent in full force. They are healthv. ac tive fellows and were desparately hungry. At every turn they presented their little bills and enforced collection at sight. We fought, and bled, and dved ("the eround with their blood) pretty much all day, but finally, before I saw a singularly morose old fellow perch on the railing in front of me, and gazing critically on my attenuated limbs, pull out a whetstone from his side pocket and proceed to sharpen his bill, I retreated iu good order changing base to Saybrook Point. The next morning saw us on board the "Sunshine" en route for Ilarbor. The morning train from Hartford brought down a number of ex cursionists bound for a day of pleasure on the Sound- We stop first at the landing for the Pequot House, which seems to be a very comfortable hotel. It is to be pre sumed that Mr. Pequot knows how to keep a hotel, as the house appears well filled. Hence to New London, a suburb of the Pequot House, formerly a fishing village of some importance, but now somewhat at a stand still in consequence of the disap pearance of the whale from the Thames river. Leaving New London we cross the Sound, and passing Plum Island, we enter the placid waters of Gardiner's Bay. As we sail we see on the right, near the vil lage of Orient, the ol-factory of our old Quartermaster, W. T. Seward, now of the Atlantic Oil and Guano Co., asfine a fellow as ever wrote 'A. Q. M.' after his name during the late "onpleasantness." Touch ing first at Greenport, then at Shelter Island we arrive next at Sag Ilarbor, where we leave the boat and take a seven-mile stage ride to Easthampton on the ocean beach. Awakening next morning we found that old Father Atlantic had taken considerable pains to get his back up for us, knowing probably that our stay was limited. The surf rolled in grandly, running so high that bathing was pronounced unsafe, much to our disappointment. One never wearies of gazing on the ocean's vast expanse, and cannot fail to experience in some degree a deeper sense of the littleness of man the finite, and God, the Infinite. Many have a slight attack of poetry when seeing the ocean for the first time, but like the measles, if properly treated, the complaint is easily subdued. Easthampton is a quaint old town, consisting of one long straggling street, pleasantly ornamented at either end by a cemetery, a windmill, and a goose pond, upon whose placid depths sails the contemplative goose, and on whose banks singeth the melodious and melancholy frog. The Easthamptonites shingle the sides of their dwellings as well as the roofs, which imparts to them a very picturesque appear ance. The wind-mill, however, took my eye, as the great wings went lazily around, grinding the grist within. Oh, Miller, it is meet and proper that the gentle breezes which have nourished the golden cereals, should now convert them into food for the nourishment of man. "No," said the mil ler, "we never Jiave ground anything hero but corn and rye and sich." At the ceme tery, across the way, we stopped and shed a tear over the grave of the wife to "His Excel'y Rich'd Gardiner, Lord of the Isle of Wight, who dee'd A. D., 1726." We recovered from our melancholy in time to do justice to a good dinner, then bade fare well to Easthampton. A pleasant place it is, and the journey there delightful. Com ing back on the "Sunshine" the wind blew, and so were a good many noses, and as we entered the sound the billows heaved, and so did a goodly number of the pas sengers who were led thereby to exclaim that their hope of a pleasant trip on the "Sunshine" was all moonshine. Maritimely yours, Mot. Seaside Correspondence m Long Bkanoh, New Jeksey, Aug. 19. Fkiend Pease The trip from Watch Hill to Long Branch is a pleasant one, being by boats, except twelve miles from Sandy Hook to Long Branch. The Ston ington steamers are large and fine in all de partments, and ride over the water with less motion than any steamer that I ever passed a night on. Leaving Watch Hill at 4.30 P. M., on Steamer Adela, you land at. old Stonington, and are transferred to a Ston ington steamer which lands you in New York about seven o'clock next morning, when you take the boat for Sandy Hook, passing the government forts : Hamilton, Richmond and La Fayette, where the North ern rebels, or some of them, had the honor of stopping during the Rebellion. Fort La Fayette is rather an old concern, the walls being of brick, and it does not look very substantial, but forts Hamilton and Richmond, to the contrary, present a front of solid granite, and look as though they might be hard customers in an action or battle. Landing at Sandy Hook, you take the cars of the New Jersey Southern railroad, which lands you at Long Branch in about thirty minutes, where you find coaches, omnibusses and stylish turn outs, worth $1500 or $2000. The hotels here are very numerous, and of mammoth proportion?. The Ocean House, kept by Leeland, is about 700 feet long on the front, with ells attached on back side. I should judge it might accommodate 1200 or 1500 hoarders. The parlors are very roomy, and furnished finely but not as elegantly as Congress Hall or Grand Union at Saratoga, to which I al. luded last week. The land is high along the shore of the Atlantic, and the bank so steep that they have stairs to go down, 25 or 30 feet, to the bathing ground, which I think is very rough and dangerous, as the swells come in four to six feet high, aud the undertow is very strong and there is no sefety even for good swimmers, and they keep hold of the ropes which are placed there for safety. Tour humble correspon dent prefers Watch Hill to this place. "Nary a skeeter" at Watch Hill, and not many flies. While here you would think the flies of Egypt had come around again. At Watch Hill every one seems to be free and easy; Goes where, and does as, he pleases, if he keeps within the bounds of good behavior and civility. Here there is more starch and preciseness in the ap pearance of nearly all you see, and "Old Fuss and Feather" is on hand, making a display while here forgetting how he sails when at home. Expenses at the Branch are from $15 to $30 per week, according to the accammodatiou and style you wish. If yon wish to take a 4 o'clock train, he must be sure to dine at two, or he may be late for iho train, as the waiters here, know 7iow not to do it, to perfection. The bath ing at Watch Hill is far superior to Long Branch, being safe even for children ten years of nge, twenty or thirty feet from shore, the bottom being of sand and free from stones, and no uudeitow to make it dangerous. We had the honor of President Grant's company from New York to Long Branch. He is a sensible looking geutlej man ; dresses neatly but not showy, aud would not attract particular attention in a crowd where he was not known. This is a popular place, when those having time and Pcash to spend, come to see and be seen, and is to New Jersey what Saratoga is to New York and New England : the grand resort iu hot weather. Bently. Snicidc at Niagara Tragic Death of ;i SS rut ford Girl A Inciter to her Seducer. A Niagara Falls dispatch of the 27th, gives the following porticulars of a sad affair : "On Monday, August 19, a young lady dressed in deep black with a heavy veil over her face, registered at the Mont Eagle hotel, Suspension Bridge, as Miss J. Booth, Stratford, Conn. On her arrival she in quired if there were any letters or telegrams for her. Receiving a negative reply she sought her room with tears in her eyes, re marking, "he cannot have deserted me." The lady remained,at the Bridge until last Sunday evening, scarcely leaving her room excepting, for an occasional walk to the whirlpool, where she was noticed by the employes to sit hour after hour communing with her own thoughts, unconscious of ought else. Last Sunday evening, after being supplied with writing materials, she left the hotel and was seen going in the directon of the whirlpool, since which time there have been no tidings of her, and it is feared that while laboring under some men tal anguish she threw herself into the river a few rods below the bridge. Their fears were strengthened this morning when it was known that Dr. Charles Matthews, of Philadelphia, bad picked up at her favorite resort the following letter with the Mont Eagle heading, supposed to have been writ ten by Miss Booth, although it is without date or signature : 'I waited at the Mont Eagle anxiously watching for your coming, until at length the truth has dawned upon me and deceived me. I never can stand the exposure of my disgrace, and in my present state of mind I have decided upon the step and wish no longer to live. Your cruel,, desertion has driven me mad. Thrice have I been to the river aud the hope that you might yet come saved me ; but now hope has fled, iuy brain is on fire. From one whom you have wronged. Indorsed on the note was : Will the finder please address the enclosed note to Charles Clark, Stratford, Conn. ? A request of one who is but one step from eternity. How many times has this same story of seduction and desertion been repeated ? It would seem as though a little tinkering of our laws for the benefit of such cases is demanded. A young lady puts her very life in the keeping of a man having con fidence in his integrity, but the treacherous scamp, like a miserable coward he is, de serts her, leaving her to bear the disgrace alone. We would suggest that the tinker ing of our laws, alluded to above, be that a bounty of 1000, be paid for the scalps of such men clipped off jnst under the chin. In London, every eight minutes, night and day, sombody dies ; every five minutes a child is born. This great city contains as many people as the whole of Scotland, twice as many as Denmark, three times as many as Greece, and 400 times as many as Georgetown, D. C. In its vast population of nearly 4,000,000 it has 140,000 habitual gin drinkers, 100,000 abandoned women, 10,000 professional gamblers, 50,000 crimi nals known to the police as thieves and receivers of stolen goods, 500,000 habitual frequenters of public houses, and 60,000 street Arabs. To keep this vast multitude of disorderly characters in something like obedience to the law, 6,000 policemen are necessary. Of the population of the city, only about 500,000 attend public wor ship, there being a million of adult ab sentees from church every Sunday. SI CD We shall feel greatly obliged to any of our friends in the county, or elsewhere, who will send us particulars of any occurrences of interest which may come under their notice. Connecticut Western News. Extra Copies of the News can he obtained at Marble & Co's, Drug Store, - Falls Village. G. S. Envin's News rooms, - NewMilford. Post Office .... m this Village. Post Office. P. C. French Post Office - - - Humphrey's Drug Store Post Office Post Office, Post Office, Fuller & Co's store, ' Gager Brothers. H. H. Churchill. Post Office, - - W. W. Merrifield, F. L. Pond & Co., - Lakeville. Lime Rock. Cornwall Bridge. Canaan Norfolk. Ashley Falls. West Cornwall. Kent. Sharon West Winsted. East Canaan. Millerton.N.Y. - Winsted. New Advertisements Commissioners' Meeting, Rocky Dell Institute, Lost, a Strayed, County Commlss'ners, J, H. Hurlburt. Morris Tanner. A. Goodsell. Lakeville Academy. The Fall term will commence in Lakeville academy on Mon day, September lGth. Iw8 Coming. Ex. Gov. Holley and party are expected to arrive iu New York, on the steamer "Adriatic," to-morrow, (Saturday.) Wanted. A lady compositor for news paper work. Apply at, or address this office immediately, stating terms and ex perience in the business. JSrancJi Railroad, The Conn. Western railroad have decided to build their branch from Collinsvillc to New Britain at once. It will cost $250,000, and is to be put under contract immmediately. Winsted Pie-Nic. The pic-nickers from Winsted last week expressed themselves much pleased with the courtesy of the gen tlemen who gratuitously placed their boats at their disposal. It rather interfered with the plans of boat speculators, but everyone else was better pleased. Sudden Death Last Monday, while Mr. Seth Pierce of Cornwall was going from his barn to his house, leading his horse, he dropped on the ground and instantly ex pired. Our informant gives no further par ticulars, but disease of the heart or some thing of that character was probably the cause. Unfortunate. A crazy woman iu charge of one of the selectmen ot the town of Goshen, passed through New Haven, a few days ago, and while at the depot there she attempted to escape from the police, but failed. On the arrival of the traiu at Mid dletown it required the united effort of five men to place her in a carriage, also to re move her at the asylum. Changed. The weather for the past few days has been decidedly cold, making over coats very comfortable. Last Tuesday morning a heavy frost "cooked" what to bacco there was in the fields hereabouts, andjOf course the farmers are very good natured about it. Two weeks ago we were sweltering in a midsummer heat : now the sound of sleighbells would not be out of place. That New Town Hall. Are wo correct in saying that one article of the warrant for the next town meeting in October will be, to see what the town will do in relation to the building of a new town hall ? We have talked with a good many in regard to this matter, aud 11 freely say we ought to have a new town hall, and really wish some thing wonld be done about it right off. Will the selectmen give this matter the at- tion it deserves ? Academical. Those who are qualified to speak say that Miss Sarah Hutchinson is the best teacher who has taught the young idea at the Lakeviile academy. It is one thing to have clear ideas on .any subject vourself ; It is quite another to have the faculty of impartins those ideas to others. Miss Hutchinson possesses this latter fac ulty to an eminent degree, which accounts for her success in the past. The Lakeyille academy will re-open under her auspices on the 16th inst. Lakeville. Good Samaritan Meeting. The meeting of the Good Samaritan society of this town, held at Academy hall, Wednesday evening, was well attended, and the re marks of the various gentlemen who ad- dressed the meeting were listened to with marked attention and interest. We should be glad to give in detail the leading opinions expressed by the speakers in relation to the new Isccnse law, but a lack of space at this late hour compels us to say no more than that as a whole, it was regarded by them in theory as very satisfactory, however it may prove in practice. Next Tuesday evening another meeting will be held in Academy hall Lakeyill. at which, the young and tal" ented orator, H. H. Barbour, will deliver a lecture. Pine Grove Camp Meeting. The meet ings at these grounds closed last Tuesday morning, after a series of meetings of aver age success. The weather during the week was not the most favorable for out door life, the nights being very cold with consid erable rain, and, as for that matter, fre quent rains fell during the entire week. The average daily attendance was not thought to be equal to former years, yet Sunday made up in that feature much that lacked on the previous days, as not more than about half the crowds that convened there that day were able to obtain seats. We have not learned the number of con versions made, but it is hoped that much good has been done. That "Wliatls It?" The thing north of the freight depot in this village, which has excited so much curiosity in the minds of all who have seen it ; none being able to decipher its purpose or even to give it a name, is now said to be completed. It is acknowledged to be a natural curiosity, being without form and void, and capable of serving any purpose but a useful one. Are the Conn. Western railroad company aware of the cxistance of such a hideous looking structure so near to their main track ? Of course they are not, or they would hitch a rope about the 'varmint's' neck and choke it to death. Somebody, who evidently is sincere in his assertion, says that "This work was designed, and is to be used as a platform, from which to load on the cars, iron and other heavy freights." An article will be introduced into the next warrant for a town meeting, for an appropriation to build an insane asylum for this man. Nobody believes any such story as that, as the concern is good for nothing for that purpose, and those who have iron, etc., to load, say that not an ounce will ever be loaded from it, but in stead, every pound of it shall go to Miller ton, to the Harlem road, where decent ac commodations for the purpose are provided. Who ordered this monstrosity constructed and who made the plans ? May the Lord Almighty have mercy on Iub soul. No body else will. Tha t Saucy Boy. In speaking a week or two since of the peculiar politeness of a young chap who sold tickets at the station in Winsted for the Naugatuck road, we perhaps ought to have been more particular in designating the exact individual alluded to, as to him alone belongs the benefit of our complimentary notice. We haye learn ed that this fellow is not a regular paste board dealer at the ticket windows there, but is a kind of off and on chap, and lately is more off than on. Let uone think by our first item that Mr. Bushnell, who is the company's regular and authorized agent there, is worthy of any part of the hou. ors(?) of that "puff," as that gentleman is endowed with altogether too much sense to merit anything of the kind, and at the time mentioned in that first item, he was not iu the office at all. Fugitive From Justice. Lnst Saturday, one Jacob Pulver, of Mt. Riga station, N. Y., culled ut Negus' restaurant and, after eating some oysters, left very suddenly without paying for them. He was soon after arrested and tried before Justice Pratt, and fined $1 and $9.68 costs. Not being able to come down to this extent, he was placed in charge of Constable Adams to be carried to Litchfield, aud while Adams was at supper he placed him under the watchful eye of Albert Silvernail, when he managed to escape, making "the fastest time on record," toward and into the swamp east of the village ; mud, brush, or water forming no impediment to his pro gress. Up to the present writing the fugi tive from justice has not been caught. Adams thinks if he can get his grapples on him again, when he goes to his supper, Pulver will go too. lhank You. We have been favored with a copy of a paper read before the Connecticut Medical Society last May, by our fellow townsman, Dr. Knight, on "Hallucinations of Childhood." The Doc tor discusses this most interesting subject in a thoroughly able and scientific manner, evidently regarding the task imposed upon him by the society a labor of love. We have also seen the Doctor's annual report, as superintendent ot the Connecticut school for Imbeciles, to the directors of that insti tution; and we think it cannot but be re garded by them us satisfactory iu ils every part, presenting in its various statistics, opinions and suggestions, evidence of his skill and ability in the management of such an institution, requiring as it floes a pecu liar tact and talent rarely to be met with. His remarkable success speaks volumes in his favor as a teacher of these the most un fortunate of all the earth. Poor Children's Pic-Nic. Last week Tuesday, nineteen car loads of the poor children of Bridgeport were brought up to Beers' Mills, a station on that road, and pic-nicked all day. It was estimated there were 2000 of the little waifs of that city, who that day enjoyed what they never en joyed before. A car loaded full of provis ions was attached to the train, aud none were allowed to go hungry. The Wheeler & Wilson band were along, aud everything was done to giye them a first-class enter tainment. David M. Reed, of the firm of Hall & Reed, of that city, and Harold, the great Bridgeport tea dealer, were the origin ators of this treat for these poor children, and paid all the bills. This idea of giving excursions to uie poor children or our cities seems to be getting quite "fashion able," and we think the practice most ex cellent and everyway praiseworthy. To give to those who need nothing, and from whom we may expect favors in return, is easy enough, but to contribute for the com fort and enjoyment of the world's poor, is entirely another question with selfish hu man nature. Who can estimate the amount of enjoyment that money purchased for that swarm of forlornies ; those who never before knew of such a treat, or of anything approaching it. A Convention of Milk Farmers. In ac cordance with the preliminary call for a grand mass convention of dairymen, issued by the undersigned some weeks since, all farmers now sending milk to New York, and all desiring to do so, or otherwise in terested in the milk supply of New York and adjacent cities, are invited to meet at the hall of the Young Men's Christian As sociation, corner of 23d street and 4th ave nue, New York, on Tuesday, the 24th day of September, at 1 o'clock p. m., for the purpose of considering, the plans which will be submitted for the reform of the abuses of the milk business, and for effecting a permanent organization of milk producers. Let every milk farm be reprepresent- ed at this Convention, by the presence and moral support of its proprietors, and we shall for the first time realize our power, and ensure the complete success of the movement. No farmer interested can well afford to let this opportunity pass unheeded; not only determine to come yourself, but at once assume the responsibility of talking with your neighbors interested and urging upon them the necessity of making one more effort before we are forced to retire from the business. Any further information will be furnish ed by Otis T. Bedell, Esq., No. 70 Ninth Avenue, New York City. Signed, E. B. IIoag, and ten others. Winsted. The concert given by Mrs. T. Picton Rowe and Messrs. Finlayson and Stillman, was our first entertainment of the season. The entire programme was re ceived with the highest satisfaction, as was attested by the frequent encores. Mrs. Rowe's voice has developed great purity and sweetness, together with a high degree of flexibility, under the careful management of her teacher, Mr. Finlayson. -The ballads "Waiting" and "The Silver Cloud" were sung with exquisite taste and feeling, but her great success of the evening, in an ar tistic point of view was the elaborate and judicious rendering of the long and difficult aria, "Casta Siva," in which her true mu sical interpretation and power of execution were most favorably brought out. Posses sing, as this lady does, the deepest love and enthusiasm for her art, and withal the desideratum of health and attractive ness, we confidently predict for her suc cess wherever she goes. Mr. Finlayson is probably the finest dramatic baritone in America. He has won an enviable reputa tion in England, and is excelled by none there except the great Santley. His ren dering of the well known "II Balen,'' we have never heard equalled. "Simon the Cellarer" and "I'm not myself at all," were given with a quaintness which was irresistable. The Shaksperean readings by R. D. Livingstone, Esq., of Sharon, were worthy of the highest praise. Such rare dramatic talent as this gentleman possesses is seldom found off the stage. X. How very modest some people are. Our correspondent, who, by the way, took an active part in the musical programme, says not a word about the superb playing of Mr. D. F. Stillman, the celebrated organist, of Lakeville. It is strange that it is bo singular; isn't it? Ed. West Cornwall Reviewed. West Corn wall is running-over-full of politics. A lady told us last Saturday, that if art the men wanted to be Gr men, they could be but the women were all Gr men, every one of them ; So there now ! We are sure that while we were there, we heard more political discussion than altogether of what we had heard before during the present campaign. Red hot is a mild term to ap ply to them, and if wc are a judge of an other's feelings by their countenance, we are sure that each and every one of them felt mean enough after their excited talks if iu fact they did not feel a little ashamed of themselves for saying so much , they knew wasn't true. Pratt & Foster say they are selling a great many goods for the pres ent dull season, but say they are going to advertise soon when they will sell more. Cochrane & Scoville have fixed their store up in good shape, and with their fine stock of groceries, are driving a good trade. The Sherwood, Cochrane, Falois, Gold, Sanitaiy Heating Co. are up to their shoulders in their slacks ot castings and sich, putting together their celebrated beaters as rapidly as possible, not being able they say, to more than half meet the demand for them. Those heaters are going to make them rich some day, as they are unquestionably the best heater yet invented, and they are rap idly coming into general use. The boys have worked long and bard at these heaters, aud deserve the success they are now hav ing. The shear business is a little dull as well as some other kinds of business, but somehow the two shops manage to grind out about the average number of shears everyday. George Henry, the drug dealer, says it doesn't make any difference whether Grant or Greeley is president, he cau tinker up a dose that will kill or cure both of them atone shot. Stage driver Clark is considera bly excited over his mammoth twin cucum bers, and sure enough, they are stunners for twins, grown together their whole. length, and good long oues too. Last Fri day, Harry Howard was twenty-one years old, and the event whs, celebrated by a grand hop in Miller's hall, which was all very uice if George Howes didn't niakw so much noise about it. 'Left hands around' : 'Fore and aft down the middle,' etc., etc. If there were any this 6ide of Sitka -who didn't hear him, it was not his fault. George is a capital good fellow am", can holler louder than any other man iu this region of twice his size. West Cornwall grows rapidly every time a new house is built, aud one of these days will be a large place. GOSllCM. The ''Sons of Temperauce" pic nic at Bantam lake was every way a pleasant affair. There were about two hundred per sons present, and all seemed to enjoy it very much, and expressed a wish that it was not the last one N. S. Wadhams and wife and Thos. Griswold and wife have returned from Guilford, where they have been inhaling salt air for the rtist fonr weeks Hou. Fred'k Hurlbut has beun to New Haven doing jury duty for the U. S. circuit court Overcoats and mittens are iu demand here now Buckwheat has to be taken in nights. A Citizen. West Cornwall. "Ye Editor" of the News was the guest of Deacon Pratt last Friday night. No doubt we shall be shown up by him in his usual quaint style We learn that Dr. Sanford is improving very fast, which affords us great pleasure, and we hope soon to see his genial countenance again among us G. V. Howard, of Buffalo, N. Y., was at the Effingham House last week Matt. Ryals, wife aud son, are guests of mine host Howard Huckleberries are about played out for this season, but eels are running lively 2393 cans of milk were shipped from here in September Owing to the cool weather we are unable to chronicle any cases of prostration by heat Laborers are in great demand for cutting tobacco A queer specimen of the genus Iwmo visited our place Monday night, and amused a large crowd of juve niles by his curious antics. He passed the latter part of the night in the R. R. Co.'s calf-pen. He probably belongs to the Louisville "side show," and has got strayed away. H. G. South Norfolk. The Good Samaritan society of this place, held their semi-annual meeting last Thurs day evening, the 2'2d, for the choice of officers. Mr. Robert P. Pendleton was chosen president, Mr. S. D. Northway having declined a re-elecriou, he was cho sen secretary. The society is in a flourish ing condition, and will hold meetings once in four weeks, the next being on the 19th of September. There is no liquor sold in the village at the present time, and this has been brought about by the force of public opinion, not by attempting to enforce the law. The society was organized about seven months since, and have held meetings most of the time every two weeks. Over three quarters of the inhabitants are mem bers of the society. Among those who haye addressed us at different times, Mr. T. L. Norton, of your town, was one that was much liked and we hope to hear him again Many went from here on the ex cursion on Saturday, the 24th mst.; among the number was Mrs. Olive Miner, a worthy lady, 71 years of age, who had never be fore rode on a car or a steamboat. She en joyed the trip greatly. Y. Norfolk. Mr. C. A. Keyes has closed up his busi ness here and leaves for Des Moines this week The house of Michael Buckley was broken into one day last week, and $46 taken from a bureau drawer. Suspic ion was directed towards one Freeman, who was arrestod on the camp grounds at Canaan, by Sheriff Richmond, and brought to Norfolk for trial. The case was private ly settled by Freeman's returning $40 of the stolen money An outrageous assault was attempted upon a lady by two ruffians, about one-half a mile west of the Center on Sunday night By a vigorous resistence on her part and by the timely arrival of aid, she managed to escape serious injury W. E, & E. S. Beach are making extensive repairs and improvements on the property lately purchased by them, (opposite their store,) of C. A. Keyes, Esq. E. S. Beach and C. A. Palmer will occupy the same when finished The late cold snap sends many of our city cousins flitting back to their snug nests in the city ; immense loads of baggage going by each train. Our de pot agent says this is a most tremendous baggage station Elmore Yale is fitting up a new and improved cider mill, capable of making 60 bbls per day, to go by horse power on an improved plan. We advise those persons interested to give him a call and inspect the working of the same, and find out how the old tiling works. Seet Se-bea. Sharon, It is so long sauce any direct communica. tiou from this village has appeared iu the News, that you may possibly be led to sup pose that we, liko the celebrated Rip Van Winkle, have been indulging .in a twenty year's nap, but I assure you it is not so, we are the same wkle-awake, busy, driving people us of yore. Merchants, farmers and mechanics are full of business and pushing it with their customary vim. The young people are chasing pleasure in a series of sociables, pic .lies and excursions, which, by the way, are o tempting that they not unfrequently avttract many to whom the appellation of young would be a misnomer. Iu political l Matters there is something of a muddle, thei are Greeley ites, Grantites, Hittites, Hivi.'es. Jebusites, &c, but so far as heard from the first are acknowledged to lead by a full length, con sequently white hats and one-legged pants are numerous. I hope our fanners will generally make it a point to be represented by their products ia the coming fair ut Falls Village, there are, I believe, no better farmwrs in the couutv and if they will but make the effort they can add largely to the success of the undertaking and do credit to their town. Your correspondent has been scouring around his little premises to dis cover something worthy of the occasion, but alas ! he excels in but one thing, i. e., re markable size and luxurient growth of weeds. Quis. j Cornwall Bridge. Cornwall Bridge continues quiet with the exception of a little excitement over camp meeting last week ; some making prepara tions and goiug, while others made all nec essary preparations, but when the cars were ready had not made proper calculations, and had taken one drink too much, or had not got a sufficient amount of finger rings, sleeve buttons, etc. One young man, after getting the above mentioned articles in his possession, bad to wait for his paricnt to settle the bill amounting to $45. When fairly out of this, his father thought to give the young man a little good adyice by tell- Ung him to go home and go to work and behave himself, but the young hopeful of 21 or 22 replied in this wise: "Because a fellow gets into a little show you are going to come buck on me. Now I want some more money "to go to camp meeting." He his money and went his way rejoicing The tobacco growers in this vicinity are very busy at this time gathering in their crops. This cool weather alarms them. Even our friend Zal. comes over every morning to get help. He has a very nice crop and is not a little anxious to get it in in good order, which he will undoubtedly do as he has one of those tobacco hangers, which no tobocco grower can do without when they have had a trial. Kellogg & Skiff have them for sale, and no doubt would let you try one if you give them a call The Cornwall Bridge Iron Co. are making some improvements in some of their tenements, making them quite nice. They are also grading the road with cm ders from the railroad to the mill, which will be a nice thing when smoothed down The city people who have been making this their stopping place through the warm weather, Shave taken their departure Mr. Geo. Curtis is the dad of a twelve pound gal. Hint is this for High TRASH. "Sleepy !Eye" is the name of a Minnesota railway station. Georgia girls use none but religious pa pers for thisur Sunday bustles. Barnum's gorrilla was heard to remark, one hot day, that "he'd be if he'd wear a hair overcoat much longer this ho t weather for $10 a week." The man who never told an editor how he could better liis paper has gone out West to marry the w wman who never looked into a looking glass. A LeaycnwortlJ editor doesn't now spend' time watching thi little busy wasp that gathered lint in llis sanctum to make its nest. He came in oho day and did not ob serve that the wasp- was sitting in his chair, The statistician of -an Eastern paper avers that the files are so od natured this sea son that a .wcll-orgin ized one will allow "himself to be brushed off an editor's t nose eighty-seven times an 3 not show any tem per. A Connecticut paper ssays : If that accor- deon artist who so asaidiously practices "Shoo Fly," and other classical music, op posite this office, will call at the American Consul's house, Honolulu, he will be liber ally rewarded. The Danbury News having untruthfully said Boston proposed to get up a stupen dous gift enterprise, witb Rhode Island for the principal prize, the providence Herald says that the lowest prizes are to be busts of the principal Connecticut editors, the heads done in wood, afl et the model of the never-to-be-forgotten wooden nutmegs. which have made the imputation state in foreign countries. of the An Illinois paper sa.ysi: "Princeton is fearfully demoralized. A gay young Swede has run off with a lovely belle ; a Prince tonian Morman is in dua nee vile for wed ding too many wives; lured girls roam around at late hours of" the night, and on attempting to enter the second-story win dows of their masters' h-ovises are mistaken for burgalrs and shot at fiocordingly ; while real burglars, evidently not experts In the profession, nocturnally phu ider houses, but find nothing sufficiently vs .luable to steal.' The excentricities of Wi? tern newspaper men are shown in the f ollov ring from a far West paper: "Both the edi tors of this pa per are absent, in attendaj ice upon some sort of bumming arrangement which was to come off at Sedalia, Boo:neville, &c, on Wednesday, the 21st. "When last heard from they were down in tlte land of poor Mr. Lo. They were about half-seas over, and singing 'we won t go Tiome 'till morn ing,' to a crowd of young spotted tails. Whether they will be home by morning re mains to be seen." At the Springfield races on Wednes. day, in one of th trots the horse, Jim Irving, was the wniversal fayorite before tho start lint lip was: the last of seven in issue of the struggle- The New York Her ald publishes the following explanation : Springfield, Mass., Aug. 21, 1872. Tn tttw. RIi-iitoh OW TIEB HERALD : I have examined trotting horse Jim Irving. He has been poisoned with acid of lead introduced into his system. Charles R. Wood, "Veterinary Surgeon. Concrete Walk. D. J. Warner, Esq., has contracted wi.th Wm. H. Ward & Co to lay concrete walk through the yard and about his new h ouse. This walk is said to be as durable as. iron. We presumo others will see the necessity of employing the above named, firm while they are here. 1W8 Terrible Disaster. Watch Hiix, R. I., 1 via. Stonington, Conn., Aug SO.) The propeller Metis. Capt. Burton, was wrecked about six miles off this shore this morning. A dreadful utorm prevailed du ring the latter part of the night, and about 4 o'clock the propeller was struck by a schooner, knocking u hole ia her bottom, she immediately began to fill. The passen gers were aroused and warned to secure life-preseryers. Iu a short time the lower part of the boat, engine, etc., went down, about five miles from shore. A large num ber of the passengers and crew climbed upon the upper deck, part of which parted from the hull and floated off. The waves rolled high and the rain continued, but the upper works contiuued to float and struck the shore just below the Ocean House on the Atlantic beach, about a quarter to eight o'clock this morning. The Metis had on board one hundred and four passengers, and forty-five deck hands, waiters, etc. Capt. Barton, of Bristol, R. I., George B. Hull, agent of the Providence and New York Steamship Company (which owned the steamer), and D. P. McBrien and wife are among the saved. The cap tain and agents of the lice are now at the Larkin House. The grea'est excitement prevails here among the guests of the ho tels, and they are doing all in their power to aid the sufferers. LATER. New Yoke, Aug. 31. The following- statement is made by the officials of the Neptune steamship company : "A full list of passengers, officials and crew of the steamer Metis showed 163 persons on board, of which 141 are alive. The bodies of the other twenty-two have been found. Many have been reported to-day from various sources who were thought lost." Nationax Life Insurance Co. Geo. DJ Harrison taken, this method of informing the old policy holders ot the JSational Life Insurance Co., of U. S. A. that in future the renewal premiums on all policies issued at the Amen'm agency will be col lected by him, he having purchased the business of Mr. II. I. Taylor. lwS Those Bitildutg Lots. The supply was not tqual to the demand j accordingly, Mr. Frederick Bushnell, appreciating the wants of the public, has thrown his lots Into the market. Geo. W. Peet, Esq., still has a " few more " sites left desirable for busi ness purposes, residences, burial lots, or a race course. I am agent for Messrs. Peet and Bushmill, and at any time will furnish full information to purchasers. 4lf D. T. Wahnek. THo Little Sower. The Littlb Sowkh 1 the most complete Sunday-school paper ia Ameit ca, surpassing all others in vartety of contents, In mechanical execution, and In the beauty or lte il lustrations. It circulates among all denomina tions and in every State and Territory of the Union, iu every British Province of N01U1 America and reaehc oven Great Britain, Australia, and Jamaica. As an evidence of Its popularity wo have only to mention that the issue for the month of August was 120,000 copieB. Issued weekly, semi-monthly and monthly. Sond ten cents for a bundle of specimens. W. W. DO WLINQ, Proprietor, Indiannpolis, Indiana. Flaminus Olympiostanes Agrippa liams sets type in San Fraucisco. Wil- BORN. At Cornwall Bridie, Aug. 81st, a daughter to George Curtis. (Only 1 pounds.) DIED. At Cornwall, Sept. 2, Seth Pierce, aged 72 years. At Housatonic, Mass., Sept. 1, Carrio Belle, only child of Chas. A. Long, aged 10 1-S months. At Housntonlc, Sept- 3, Jessio Elizabeth, daugh ter of Chester B. Scudder, ogod monlhB and S3 days. ourning Jewelry! LACK. ONYX Ear Rings, Pins, Neck Lacos, Sleeve . Buttons, Studs, Lockets and Crosses, Black Enamel Bracelets, Ear Rings and Pins. Jet Bracelets, Pins, Ear Kings, Sleeve Buttons and Crosses. Also a beautiful assortment of Fine Shell Jewelry. T. STEELE & SON, HARTFORD, CONN. S7tf 137" Storo closed at 0 1-9 p. m., Saturday eve nings excepted. ROOKY DELL INSTITUTE LI11E IIOCK, CONN. NEXT TERM BEGINS SEPT. 11th. J. II. HURLBURT, lw8 Principal. Commissioners' Meeting. There will be a meeting of the Commissioners of Litchfield county, at the United States Hotel, in Litchfield, on Monday, the lB.th day of Septem ber, 1812, at 1 o'clock in the afternoon, to receive all recommendations for licenses for the sale of in toxicating and spirituous liquors in the several towns in said county. RUFUS CLEVELAND, 1 rmintv RALPH E. CANFIELD, rnmmt.tone lw8 D. R. SPAULDING, I Commissioner. Strayed ! Came into the enclosure of the Subscriber on Friday, tho 30th day of August, a large red cow, (new milch) about 6 years old. Tho owner can have her by proving property, payinsr charges and taking her away. A. GOODSELL. Lakeville. Sept. 2, 1872. lw8 LOST! Strayed or stolen from my enclosure, Wednes day night, AuguBt 88th, a light red cow, about 7 years old, giving milk, forehead of same rather darker than the rest of her body, and one of her hips on account of previous injury, is lower than the other. A suitable reward will be given for the return to me of this cow. MORRIS TANNER. Lakeville, Sept, 2d, 1872. Iw8 WANTED! By a youn; man of strictly temperate habits, situation as iook-kecner. IIrs had several years experience in the business and rullv unaeraianas it in all its forms. Can give good references and recommendations from former employers. 3wB Address, B. S. P., Salisbury, Ct. CIDER BARRELS. OAA FIRST-CLASS CIDER BARRELS FOR ZW SALE. 4w7 GAGER BROS. Sharon, Conn., Aug. 30th, 1872. BARRELS! I have on hand iiOO Flour Barrels, suitable for packing apples. They are in good order and will be sold at low figures. Also UO srood Ci der Barrels. 4w7 F. C. FRENCH. Llmo Rock, Aug. 28th: COTTAGE SnmHARY, KENT, CONN. FALL TERM COMMENCES Septi 1GU. For information or circular, address, 3w7 TV. G. CROSBY, Principal.