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Friday Mornluar, April 11, 187:1. Travoltas; In Florida. Our readers will be Interested in the fol lowiuj extracts from letters rocviyrtt from parties who are traveling among the orangr flowers iu Florida, and it will dutraot noth ing from their Interext that these parties are natives of this county, and rwen ly went from hri. Jaokotiixic, Fla., March 25. UVro w arc in Florida, as you can ser by the heading. We ar rival iu Jackson ville at a quarter past eight this morning, after riding since four o'clock yesterday afteraoon, stopping for supper at Jesup. a place Id Georgia. We found the cars very comfortable. The hotels are all crowded with Northern people. I have eaten al ready three Florida oranges. It Is the fashion to eat them before breakfast and right .after. In the evening here there is music and dancing and it seems something like (Saratoga. Sunday I went to the color ed church "par excellence" in Jacksonville. That is the oue win re they make the must deiuousi rat ion, and us I cat on tin; frout seat i hud the lull Item til of it. Tlie ser mon was on Elij ih and was listened to with profouud attention. They sang some of their strange negro melo dies, each verse of one hymn ending with the words, 4,Iso glad." Tlfey knelt and groaned and walked aroued, shaking band with every one. I left them at the bight of their excitement. This morning before . six commenced the most violent thunder storm that I hive ever known. You will hardly believe it when I tell you that the the lightning struck our house twice ; once running harmlessly down the lightning rod, and the other time tearing off some of the tin; roofing. The National Hotel lost their flagstaff. Three stage loads of Northern people arrived this morning. If tbey have come for beat, they have got it. We have engaged passage on the Florence to-morrow, when we shall leave Jacksonville for the present. Ox Boabo th Dak uno, March 27. We .started early yesterday morning for trip up the St. Johns. If you take a map of Florida you will see bow it flows down from Enterprise. The head of the river k a little beyond Enterprise. We went on board the Florence, which was very much crowded. Passing through Magnolia and Green Cove Springs, we noticed at the landings Bryant and Sunset Cox. Some of Our passengers got off at Tocol to tak a little horso railroad to St. Augustine. At Palatka we ebanged our steumboat for a larger one the Darlington for the upper St. Conn. We arrived at Palatka about four o'clock In the afternoon and as we did not leave until four the uext morning we took little row boat and sailed across the river to celebrated orange grove owned by a Mr. Hart. I cannot tell you how beautiful it was. TJhe sun was just going down and both sky and water were of a deep intense -blue. The trees in this very large grove stand in rows sloping down to the water. And the air warm as that of July day was heavy with the fragrance of the trees covered with blossoms and fruit. After eating a few we rowed back through the twilight to Palatka. In the distance we could see the Darlington comtug down from Enterprise. It plys between Enterprise and Palatka and the Florence between Palatka and Jacksonville. We took our UDper on board the Florence, which still lay at the dock, and then shifted our quat ters to the Darlington. We tried to goto ' sleep, but although we were still at anchor there was so much noise and confusion we did not succeed is getting any rest I am sow sittiug on jthe forward deck sailing between banks covered with palmetto, or ange, cypress and liveoak trees. I might be on the Amazon as regards vegitation. It looks just as It does in the geography of the banks of the Amazon. I have seen three or four eagles, any quantity of terra pins, buzzard cranes, aud last but not least six or seven alligators. One was eight feet long. Men keep shooting at them from our boat. There is a man sitting by me who lives at Tampa Bay. He knows everything about-the river, where to look for the alligators and where for the turtles, which are very large here. He says that the alligators here prefer negroes to white men, and that they will leave a white man any day for a colored one. Dogs be said tbey axe Very fond of. Tho swamps are full of wild beasts. Further south is the Seminole tribe of Indians who still own some slaves. The upper St. John is a much narrower riyer than the lower, and In some places the sides of the steamer almost touch the opposite bauks. It is very wind ing so that iwe almost turn completely round in some places. ' We went through Lake George about nine this morning. It was perfectly lovely. Land seemed to surround us, and it did not seem as if there was any place we could get through but we gradually worked our way into a narrow channel and so . back into the river. We made a landing a few minutes ago at a small settlement where there was a banana tree. Here and there we see a magnolia tree, but there are not many flowers. Makch 26. -We arrived at Enterprise about half-past four In the afternoon. The little village looked very pretty as we sailed up to the landing. There is a large hotel with piazzas running around it, sur rounded by a few other smaller houses. As the boat did not sail before six the next morning we got off and walked up to the hotel, which now has about seventy guests. The garden of the hotel looked rather neg lected, although there were some roses coming out and the phlox and portulaccas were growing wild. We picked up some oranges which bad fallen .from the trees, went into the stores and woods and then Dacs .io me noiei to tea. Tne oranges which fall off the trees are the uncultivated ones, being sour and bitter, but more yel low and (larger than the nice ones. No cultivated orange ever drops tbey have to be picked off the trees. There has been a great change in the weather. Yesterday it was quite chilly with a very fresh wind, and to-day it has been very warm and now it is just like one of our August nights. To-day we have .been sailing down the St. John, having reached the turning point at Enterprise. We reached Palatka about five having gone to-day ISO miles. We roamed all over the place. There are here two hotels and ft good many stores. I went to the post office. The postmaster is a colored man. We continue sailing un til to-morrow morning and shall get to St. Augustine to-morrow night. x. A Western paper informs the public that board for the summer can be obtained at a large and shady brick gentleman's residence." STATE ELECTION. In every sense of the word, we can use truthfully the stereotyped phrase, "election passed off quietly In our village,' as last Monday s election was indeed a quite one, hut very little drunkenness being risible, and that at the latter part of the day. Not withstanding the almost unfathomable depths of mud everywhere, a very large vote was polled. We give below the vote of the towns in this immediate vicinity. TOR GOVERNOR. Iugeraol. Haven. ...561 165 ...818 135 ...869 877 ...186 64 ...230 115 ...106 84 ....149 110 ...172 108 ...183 188 ,...893 386 Salisbury Sli'iron vVitichcster I'mittau. Cornwall Kent. Norfolk New Milford The total vote of the state for Governor is for naven, Republican, 89,887 ; for In- gersoll, democrat, 45,177 ; Smith, temper ance, 2,397. Total vote 86.911 : Ineersoll over Haven, 5,840; Ingersoll over all, 3,- 443. FOB CONGRESSMAN. Minor Barnum . 73 175 Canaan '. Cornwall Goshen Kent , New Hurt ford New Milford North Canaan Norfolk Salisbury Sharon Winchester 108 82 109 240 286 97 134 183 140 353 235 106 150 175 389 176 107 691 801 886 In this district Mr. Barnum it elected by ft plurality of 1,722, and a majority of 1675. FOR SENATOR. Iu the seventeenth senatorial district the vote was as follows t Bhepard Barton Canaan 86 176 Cornwall 113 229 Goshen 85 105 Kent 110 149 Norfolk '135 105 North Canaan '. 86 176 Salisbury 183 685 Sharon 133 319 . 881 1.844 Mr. P. L. Barton's majority for senator over Mr. John K. Sbepard, of West Nor folk, was 963. For Reptesenta Uvea there were elected as follows : Canaan, Daniel Brewster, d ; Cornwall, Virgil F. McNeil, d, and Robert N. Cochrane, d ; Goshen,Abner Gilbert, d and Truman Clark, d 5 Kent, Charles Ed wards, d ; New Hartford, J. C. Keach, r and Warren N. Jones, r ; New Milford, James H. McMahon, d and Edward Hunt, jr., d ; Norfolk, E. Y. Morehouse, d sain, O. L. Hotchkiss. r ; Salisbury, Daniel Pratt, d Geo. B. Clark, d ; Sharon, John Boyd, d R. D. Livingstone, d ; Winches ter, H. B. Steele, d gain, O. D. Hunt, d g'n, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. According to latest returns, the next ge u eral assembly will be divided politically as follows: Senate, republicans 11, demo crats 10. republican majority, 1. House of representatives, republicans 109, democrats 132; democratic majority, 23. Democrat ic majority on joint ballot, 22. Last year there was a republican majority in the sen ate of 9. in the house of 19, and 38 on joint ballot. HtraM Wanted. We venture to suggest a few accessible situations In which, as the notices say "en terprising persons of both sexes" can dis tinguish themselves and benefit the com munity in a greater or less degree, accord ing to circumslanees. The list of openings can be extended indefinitely. " 1. Let all the youthful smokers conquer the growing babl ; and all masticators of the weed spare their mouths and the public highways. It is unnecessary to discuss here the propriety or otherwise of the in dulgences. It Is enough that the ylctory over them demands coolness and courage, to which many are not equal 2. Let all young men who have begun to enjoy a "friendly glass" forego it at once, even though it be presented by the fairest hands, on the gayest holidays, or urged wfrh varied bantering and entreaty at the most brilliant table. 8. Let all the ladies whose taste and judgment revolt against absurd fashions Ig nore them. Why should free Americans be ruled by the caprice of a few modistes, or ordered bow . to dress by a. magazine writer ? Why should they submit in grum bling discontent to irresponsible tyranny, obedience to which is ruinously costly? Why should Mrs. Smith be required to drag silk, at five dollars a yard through the mud, while poor Mr. Smith is at his wit's end about the grocer's bill t 4. Let young ladies dare to go home at rational evening hours. Their color, health, spirits, lives in some Instances, will be saved by such courage. We do not sympathize with the cynic who approves of this absurd inversion of night and day. on the ground that the silly women who practice it are thus killed off, to the gain of society. Many who are capable of good things suffer with the multitude. Here is a fine opportunity for femenine courage to rescue endangered lives. 5. Let young men wear old gloves, coat and bat till tbey can honestly afford the new. It requires uncommon courage but it will have good results. Men schooled to such deeds of heroism will refuse to en dorse bad bills, will not vote for scamps, nor kneel in the mud to scoundrels who give lavishly what ttey gained lawlessly, nor take with pride the hand of a vlillaln however exalted. 6. Let men refuse their names to all pa pers, the contents of which they cannot personally vouch for, and also includ ing testimonials. Any man actually sent out of v Sing Sing can get ft testimonial, and you may see a dozen names testifying to the excellence of one whom each of the dozen signers will own to be worthless. How are they caught ? By being taken in detail and each told what the rest are going to do. No one likes to be the one to re fuse. Here is splendid field for heroic deeds! Dr. John HaM. Something very exciting occurred at Rockford, Illinois, on the 19th Inst. A Mr. Wilder there, a man of considerable property and also ft considerable number of yean of age, (80) to married to an extreme, ly young and beautiful lady, wbo is greatly admired by the youth of the vicinage, and also by a Mr. White, the gentlemanly pro prietor of a hotel. Mrs. Wilder Is fond of driving fast horses, and one evening, while on the road, , the gentlemanly proprietor, who has openly expressed his admiration of her, as she was going by, manifested his affection by a ''significant clearing of the throat . " The Amazon at once alighted and with cruel energy chastised the gentle manly proprietor. He will be careful how he "hems" at ladies in future, especially if they happen to carry horsewhips. We shall feel greatly obliged to any of oar friends la the county, or elsewhere, who will send as particular of any occurrences of Interest which may com under their notice. . Cema.ctlctU IVeetera News. Extra Copies of the ifcirs can be obtained at K. H. Beardeley New Pretton Conn. William' Drug Store, - New Hartford. Tucker's Drugstore, Falls Village. Q.'fi. Krwiu'a Newt room, - New Mil.'ord. Pott Office ' - in thie Village. Pott Office. - - Lakeville. F. C. French's - - Lime Rock. Pott Office - Cornwall Bridge. Humphrey's Drag Stout - Canaan Pott Office - Norfolk. Pott Office, - - Ashley Falls. Pott Office, - West Cornwall. Fuller Co't store, Kent. Qager Brother. ... Sharon H. H. Churchill. . - . Wait Wlntted. W. W. Herrioeld, - MUlerton. N.T F. L. Pond Co.. - - - - Wlntted Lawrence's Drag Store .. .. Canaan. Hmvr Atlvertiaeniajala. New Goods Carpets Wing A Griswold :. M. fc Q. P. Pelton G. H. Bundy Minnie E. May Est. Thcs. A. Stiles Lois Y. Lake Furniture Store Situation Wanted Probate Notice Probate Notice " We Are IZiw'n." Deacon Graham says, speaking of the late "politix" struggle; "We have met the enemy and we mre AitV. Correspondence. We are favored with quite an extensive range of correspondence this week, extending in fact from the Bark- hampsted Light-house to Florida. It is all good and will be read with interest. Canaan Lvne. The firm of CharKs Barnes & Sons, of Canaan, burned in their two kilns in one year, ending Feb. 1, 1873, twenty-nine thousand three hundred and fifty barrels of lime. Jfete Rotting Stock. The New York, Boston and Montreal railway have just ordered fifty new passenger cars and five hundred new freight cars. Tbey have also ordered fifteen new locomotives. This looks as though this company means busi ness, and people are beginning to learn that tbey really do. Bought a Lot.Wm. Parsons, having sold his lot in the rear of the Grove School House in this village, to the district for school building purposes, has bought the lot north of tba school house, and will soon move his buildings on to it. Hadn't the committee better negotiate for that lot too? We presume Mr. Parsons would sell it if be was paid enough for it. New Good. Messrs. Wing fc Griswold, of West Winsted, are out with ft half-column advertisement in The News this week whlah will interest the ladies of this region, as it tells ail about those elegant dress goods. Mr. Wing bss just returned from iew 1 ork, and new goods are being con stantly received. Read their Lew adver tisement and see what they say about it. More Nets Goods. Mr. W. G. Gardner, of Falls Yillngo, who does fully his share toward clothing the peoplo of the country, has now got in bis spring and summer goods, and has some of the finest fabrics imported, a fact bis many customers are glad to learn. Mr. G. employs none but tbe best of workmen, and as a consequence his custom makes him the busiest man in the county. Columbia Springe Letter Two weeks ago we asked our quandotn friend Warner, who has souicht relief for bis distressing 'rumaiix," at the celebrahd Columbia Springs in New York state, to tell us of those waters, from tbe use of which he is being cured, and he has kindly furnished us the desired information, which we pub lish in another column, and as bis letter is written In his peculiarly quaint and original style, it cannot fail to interest our readers, These springs are said to be the only white sulphur springs in the state, and resemble greatly the famous white sulphur springs of Virginia. Ihose Bid. Mr. G. H. Bundy, of Lake ville. says we told only part of the story when we stated that he bid fli.OOO lest than anybody else ou the Fulls Villace court house in our item concerning the matter last week, and thinks that if wit will give the bids aa they were received bv the contracting parties it would put a different appearance to his acceptance of thi: job. Below are the bids : Daniels & Raynsford $10.260 00 J. JLi. Levi 8,425 00 Frank Agner, of Banbury, Ct.... 7,850 on G. H. Bundy 7,726 00 Moved to Barrtngton.TAt.T. B. Strong, who for thirty years has been a merchant and depot agent in Ashley Falls, has sold house, store and everything and gone to B irrington to live. Mr. 8trong moved into tbe v.llage of Ashley Falls, March SOtb, 1843, and engaged in the mercantile busi ness, which he followed successfully till within ft very short time ; and now to leave the old homestead and store and take up his residence among strangers, we should think would not add to tbe enjoyment of himself and faithful companion, but he seems to think they will try it ft while at all events. Mr. Jerry New, formerly ft con ductor of ft freight train on the Housatonic road, succeeds Mr. Strong as depot agent. Personal. Our friend Buel, of Water bury, whose strength to go the long jour ney West which he undertook last season we questioned on account of his advanced age, called on us again last Tuesday, and now says, if we'll let him he ah all start for Qmaba sometime during the present month. As his years extend back some ways be yond the time tbe ancient but honorable Congregational church in this village was built (he says he remembers the event of building that church very well) we thought it involved rather too much risk for one of his age to travel alone in the West, even if be went no farther than Ohio, but he got along so admirably, and is only eighty-six years old this year, we have concluded tr let him go to Omaha this time. The Banner Temperance Toisn. Mr. Editor: A writer in last week's News, speaking of tbe several branches of indus try in tbe thrifty village of Lime Rock, winds up by saying that he had almost for gotten one important fact, viz., that "Lime Rock was getting to be the most temperate village on this continent." Tls (well, but wo bave a little village here in Tompkins Co. called Danby, that makes some preten tions to temperance. Not only In our vil lage but in all our town there is not ft drop of Intoxicating liquor sold, hence we claim to be the Banner Temperance Town. Make your whole town a temperance town, and then, Mr. Writer, you may say As tempe rate ft town (not village) aa there is on the continent. w. m. . 1 Cut Hit Foot. Am George Ovlatt of this village was chopping wood in Pine Swamp last week Thursday, a misdirected blow carried tbe axe into his foot. His injury is such as will probably lay him up for some weeks. Shoninger' Organ. These organs are now regarded by the best musicians in the country as possessing more of the really desirable qualities f an organ than any other made. Mr. Joseph Brinton, of Falls village is agent for them, and is glying his customers the best of satisfaction for the least mone . Houtatc tie Jimilroad. The Housatonic railroad company Will soon erect a new depot at Cornwall Bridge. They have bought quite a largtAract of land near that station, and will put in new side tracks and make other improvements to keep pace with the increasing business of the station. The company also bave tbe foundations laid for a new depot in Kent. We are in formed that all the ore that Is made into iron at the Cornwall Bridge and Kent fur naces,is transported over the Conn. W est ern and Housatonic railroads. The Housa tonic road has been making extensive im provements in every department of their business for a few years past, until now tbe road is we were about to say second to none in the country. With President Barnum and Superintendent Franklin to manage its affairs;, the Housatonic road is brought at once to occupy among the rail roads of the couutry a position, that is re garded with justifiable pride by its patrons and friends. Conn. Western Mud. Lust Friday morning when Conductor Eggleston's train was just this side of West Norfolk staliou, it was suddenly brought to a standstill by the mud which bad slid down from the banks and covered the track to a depth of about two feet. AlthougU thu train was detained something' like three hours, the passengers, who had before their early start taken a breakfast commensurate with the unusual hour, were kept in a pleasant frame of niiud by the geuerou amount of ct ackers and tbeesf distributed among them by Conductor Eglestou, who succeeded after a abort foraging expedition in gelling a supply. Conductor E. is usually equal to any emergency, and always succeeds in making the patrons of the road comforta ble ; but to return to tbe mud on the road, we would suggest that a few more gangs of track hands bo discharged for economy's sake, and the whole length of the. road will be buried out of sight iu the mud. Kent Jotting. Tlus city of Kent con" tiuues to be a very large place. We were there last Friday and know about it. To go on the forenoon down train and return on the afternoon up train gives us almost an hour there, a time somewhat limited to be sure, but a time that was improved last Friday by a visit to two or three of the principal emporiums of interest there. First among everything and everybody is Mr. Conn's drug store. Mr. C. is not only a skillful but a reliable compounder ot medicines. He has a fine stock of goods on hand and lacks but oue tbiDg to make him perfectly happy. He says be takes six or eight newspapers, but does not take a county paper. We grieved crocodile tears for him, and our own heart yearned to relieve bim of his trouble by asking him to subscribe for the Conn. Western News, and enjoy one of the richest blessings of an earthly existence, but we could not de viate from our established practice to nev er under any possible circumstance- per sonally solicit a subscription, and we were therefore compulled to leave bim with bis agony still raging. But here comes that chap with the open countenance. Rora back Bays he Is going to leaye the "ring" and flee to the mountains with bis goods aud chattels. and engage in the honorable and lucrative business of raising tobacco. Mr. J. F. Gibbs bosses a tin shop just be low, but as he is at dinner our banging and rattling around bis doors don't let us in. A look in at tbe windows shows us a shop well Allied with everything that a tinner ought to have. The Episcopal church seems to be getting aloug rather slowly in its internal as well as external improve merits, and although slowly being done, when finished it will be a very fine church edifice. Ou our return to the depot we (iudgrd in through a store near the station (don't remember the name, but be.u-ve they run a post office there) where we did n't buy a pair of rubbers, because they wouldn't fit, but went straight through to the back door, which is the front door to the railroad, and out on to the stoop, where tbe first man we met was a lot of young girls from the Cottage Seminary, who had gathered at the depot to see some of their number off on the train. The handsome and intelligent features and bright and sparkling eyes bore evidence of the culture, refinement and knowledge they are recciying of their teachers Prof. Cros by and bis accomplished assistauts. No letter evidence of a successful school management need be sought after than the appearance of tbe scholars. Here comes the "nation's" choice for state senator, Mr. Hopson,who says there isjmoro honor in the office the people sought to have him occupy than he could stand. Couldn't en dure the Idea of having so much honor thrust upon him all at one time, conse quently wouldn't be coaxed to take the office under any consideration whatever. Mr. P. L. Barton of this town, says he is sorry be didn't accept, as Mr. H. beat him so badly when tbey run together in 1860, he (Mr. B.) said'he wanted one more good chance at him, and he thought he could fix him outbis notion. A Night at Stony Lonesome. At eight o'clock on Thursday evening, April 8, Conductor Hinsdale started his milk train from Millerton with his usual load of Ore Hill and Salisbury passengers, and a dozen or more through passengers for Winsted. Tbe night was dark and rainy, tbe speed moderate, with careful outlook for mud banks and tumbled-down rocks. The train reached Stony Lonesome between nine and. ten without detention. Distant lights here gave warning of trouble ahead, and on nearer approach the track-master and bis men were found reconnoitering a tuck aa laree as the engine tender, which 'iad slid down the steep bank and planted (self on the rails as a veto to further pro gress. It was at once decided to blast away so much of tbe rock as interfered with the passage of the train, and that the dozen passengers must possess their souls in pa tience during the opperation. This condi tion of things resulted in a phenomenon perhaps never before -witnessed in a like emergency, not one of tbe four or five ladies uttered a word of complaint or anxi ety. Dennis Stevens devoted his kindest attention to the comfort f his "Uncle Boyd." wading through mud more than halt-knee deep to a distant spring of pure water and bringing back the refreshing beverage ; offering his pilotage down tbe I precipitous side-hill to. Senator John K. Shepard's and obtaining for him a night's lodging; and finally fixing him. the beet sleeping place pessibk to be mtde on the car seats. May blessings rest on his head for his whole-souled kindness. Every other passenger was patient, cheerful and quiet. Each one contrived to double him self up or stretch himself out on some lying or roosting place, and enjoyed such sleep as an oasy conscience aud peaceful nature alone can secure. More than an hour passcd.Iwilh no other nuise but the distant clicking of the stone -drill. Then came an explosion, removing a portion of the rock, for removing which from the track the locomotive was substituted for an ox tearm Then the drilling begari for a second blast. Another fifteen-inch hole was drilled - in another hourand a bulf. . Another blast removed the remaining obstruction. But by this time the quicksand had for a consider able distance covered the track to a depth Lof three or more feet. - The trackmen worked with a , will at . shoveling out this gravel broth, so that in another hour the train crunched and jolted through tbe remaining mud and reached Winsted at five o'clock on Thursday morning with out further detention. Much praise is due to the road-master and his gang of hands for their vigilance in discovering the dan ger and their prompt and efficient efforts in surmounting an obstacle, which undei ordinary railroad direction would have in terrupted the traffic, of the road for at least a day. The "passengf rs have abuudant reason tor thankfulness that 4in having a cheerful and obliging conductor and not having among their number a single crum bier or, boisterous swearer there was so lit tle to disturb their serenity. Uncle John. Weat Cornwall. Early iu the winter George Hughes started a singing class, composed of the young girls and boys of this place. The hoys, with one exception, soon tired of tbe labor and discipline and left off ntteuding. The gir.'s and Mattbw Howard kept on, audthr:):h the cffoits of Mr. Hughes have acquired a course of inetructiou of which they may justly feel proud. On Wednes day -eveniug, April 2d, they gave a couceit which was well attended aud highly appre ciated. We were unable to attend, but are assured by those wbo were present that it was thu best thing of the kind they ever listened to. Each and every scholar seem ed to understand their part to perfection. Tne selections were admirably chosen and beautifully rendered. Mr. Hughes is justly entitled to much praise lor his arduous la bora and we are sure that his efforts are highly appreciated. The scholars are also entitled to much credit for their atteution to his instruction, by which they have learned much that is both useful and beau tiful M. A. Nickerson closed his school ou , Wednesday last. This is tne third sea son that Mr. N. has taught in this district, and we may svfely say that he has kept an Excellent sauool, as the advancement of the children amply proves. Nvf Cep. Cornwall Brid o. Cornwall Bridge has a big fish story to rlatc, which is as follows: As Mr. Franklin Wells was walking along the road a few rods above this village he notic ed quite a commotion in the river, and al most the next instant two pickerel jumped upon the bank, one of them some six feet from the water and the other a less dis tance. He sprang for this last mentioned but did not succeed iu capturing it, but tbe smallest oue was so far from water that be bore it away in triumph. The pickerel weighed two aud oue half pounds As tbe stage was coming down tbe bill from Ellsworth it ran into a washout, throwing from the wagon a lady going to Fulls Yil I age, bruising her so badly that she was not able to continue the journey fuither than this village Dr. Drowns has become disgusted with Cornwall Bridge and its in habitants, so much so In fact that he tried to get away under cover of night, but a kind friend, not thinking it advisable when there is such bad going, read to bim a little document which induced him to wait till morning and pay some little bills that were unsettled. We all wish him success, as he says that at the place be has gone there has been but two sick iu more than a year. - o. Sheffield. Having been eclipsed for a month by the payings of our friend "John" I think it is my time again to speak. John says "uien canuot gossip," aud asserts that it is con trary to their nature, &c. Fsbawl wbo believes that? 1 do not, for I listened the other day while a group of men were dis cussing the private aff drs of their miuister and I call that gossipping of the worst kind LoBt week tbe roads up this way were positively bad ; to-day they are said to be in the comparative degree, and when they shall have become superlatively so we expect there will be no traveling done, Tbe robins sing in the trees to remind us that spring is really coming, and "by faith we see it afar" off......Last evening, the 4th, auotber entertainment was given by the Dramatic Association in the Town Hall. They played "Caste" and "Poor Pillicody," a most laughable farce. Owing to the inconvenience of traveling tho audi ence was small but quite appreciative... The adjourned town meeting will be held on Monday, April 7.... ..John Benjamin has purchased the place formerly owned by Harry Austin, for $2,000, We learn that be contemplates many improvements upon it. The drug store is being remodeled and made larger The nigh School closed with the usual examinations and we regret to learn that Miss Wakefield is not to re turn to tho school this year With the housekeepers the melancholly days have come the saddest of the year the days in Which to begin housecleaning ; so equip ping ourselves with brooms, mops, soap and sand, we prepare for tbe warfare with dirt. ' Luna. A woman's determination to part her hair at the side broke up a wedding at Bangor, Me., lost week. The company had all assemblpd, the clergyman was in his place, and the groom proceeded up stairs to escort bis chosen one to the altar. Tne lady was splendidly dressed, but in arrauging her hair she bad adopted the new style. To Ibis the young man object ed in the strongest terms, saying that it looked too brazen and. "fust;" that the hair of a bride should be parted modestly In the middle. A sharp war of words fol lowed, which resulted in a declaration on the part of tho angry youth that be bad taken a firm stand ; that tbe hair must be redressed or he would never look vpen it again. To this the girl replied that he might leave as soon as he pleased, and leave he did, much to the disgust of the people wbo came to partake of the wed ding supper and were turned out of the house without it. j Barkstamsted JLIghUhouwe. Editor Conn. Western JVies .--When you and I were boys at school and studied Olney's Geography we used to see "Bark hamsted Light House" put down on the bank of the Farmmgton river, in the ex treme northern part of Litchfield County. During our earlier years canal navigation was iu a flourishing condition and as there was a Farmineton and Middlesex canal somewhere we uaturally associated tbe light bouse on tho Farnaington river with the canal and canal navigation, not know ing how many times its welcome beacon had guided the storm-tossed canal boatman to a baven of safety beneath the sheltering hills of Barkhamsted. From our boyhood days we have heard people speak of Abe Burkhamstcd Light-house, aud have been led to associate as much importance to it as we did to Cape Halleras light-house, or any other prominent poiut ou our coast. On all or nearly all tbe large maps of the state that have beeu publishcd;for offices, dwel lings, &c, the Light hose lis put down as one of the importaut places in the county. These mabs bave been sent by emigrants in this state to their friends at borne, in al most every country in Europe. The name has gone forth and travelers from "the United States to Europe have been ques tioned about the .navigation of the Farm ington river, supposing it must bo naviga ble, from the circumstance of a light-bouse having beeu built on its shore. Having had Sccusiou during the lat aix mouth's to tread every highway and byway in this part of the country, and of the town of Barkhamsted iu particular, besides explor ing the banks of the river for miles above and below, and not seeing anything that looked like a light-bouse, or a Furmington & Middlesex -canal, or a navigable river, I applied to one of tbe oldest inhabitants (Mr. Hnrlo Case) for information, and these are tbe facts as I learn them from him : More than one hundred years ago a young lady from the eastern part of the colony contracted a matrimonial engagement very much against her pareuts wishes ; in fact their opposition was so strong that the en gagement was btoken off, in consequence of which she fled from home and came in the vicinity of Barkhamsted and said she would marry tbe first man that offered himself. At that time there was au Indian by the uara of Choggum living near here who aspired to an alliance with the pale faces and be offered himself to her as a candidate and was accepted. In due time they were married and she became Mrs. Choggum. I was uuable to luurn her mai den mtme or family history. Immediately after their marriage tbey settled at the light' house and lived there during their lifetime. Mrs. Choggum attained the age of nearly one hundred years at the time of her death. They have one son and nine daughters, and five of the daughters were named respect ively Esther, Polly, Elizabeth, Massy and Roxy. Tbe names of the other four daugh ters and the son I was unable to learn. Esther married and went West; Massy married a Spaniard by the name of John Jacklin, one of whose sons lives in Win sted ; Polly married Wm. Wilson, who lived ou the old homestead and took care of the old people. They bad three daugh ters .and one .sou. At tbe time Choggum married aud settled here this part of the county was one unbroken forest aud set tlers just began to come in along the river valley. It appears there were some set tlers further up the livci near New Boston, In Berkshire Co., Muss., and others further down, about New Hartford and vicinity. Communication was kept open between the two settlements by a bridle-path along the river bank. Soou after Choggum set tled here two negro families came and set tled near him, aud the light from the cabin windows of this settlement was a beacon lor Ihe settlers below iu their travels up and down the river and was called by them ut that time tho Barkhamsted Light house. I am told that tbe descendants of the Choggum family and the negro families in termarried, and the' burial place of the mix ed tribe is still pointed out, it being ft pine knoll near by, where more than one bun dred of their descendents were hurled. Tbey have now all passed away and nothing remains of the settlement except the place of sepulcher. A barn belonging to Judge Goodwin marks the sight of Choggum's cabin, which was so long and familiarly known as the Barkhamsted Light-bouse. In my next communication I will send you an account of the mauufacturies of this valley. u. Barkhamsted Light-house, April 7, 1873. - Colombia. Springe. Mr. Editor : Upon reading the per sonal" item in your last issuo, thus public ly announcing my whereabouts aud the reasons therefor, my first feeling was one akin to indignation ; but when I consider ed bow stiff your fingers must be in clip ping witty paragraphs from your exchang es, how weary and overwrought your brain must be in manufacturing other paragraphs more witty still, and how mercilessly your devils were yelling for more copy, my wrath turned to pity, and I concluded to comply with your urgent request and give you a description of Columbia Springs and the magic effect of their sulpGurous waters. About a mile back from the Hudson nestling among the bills, with a few acres of "forest primeval" surrounding it is situ ated the Columbia Springs House, a large roomy building, capable, with its adjoining cottages, of accommodating about one hun dred guests. The grassy knoll on which it stands commands a fine view of the storied Catskill range, with the huge Mountain House towering up in their midst like some old castle. At tbe base of this knoll, with in easy hailing distance of each other, tbe springs, three in number, are located, all of approved medical virtues and all strongly impregnated with sulphur, yet differing in other ingredients. The one which receives the greatest patronage is aptly called the Fountain of Health, rivaling the magical powers ascribed to that fount in the fabled land of El Dorado, which the Spanish ad venturers of old searched for so long and fruitlessly. From time whereof the memory of man runneth not to tbe contrary, these springs bave had a great local reputation, the wa ters being regarded as a specific in many diseases. And tradition says that decade ago, when the noble (?) red man stalked through these regions, monarch of all he surveyed these springs were often re sorted to by him for their curative proper ties and were considered as under the pro tection of some benificent spirit, and thith er tbe squaws of the Mohttwk braves were' often wont to bring their dusky progeny to be immersed in tho magical waters. But It is only within a few years that these springs have acquired any other than a lo-, cul fame. About the year 'C5 C. B. Nash, the present proprietor, conceived the idea of building s commodious summer house near the springs, aud bringing the healing properties of tbe water to public notice by extensive advertising, and a lucky idea it was, not only for . his pocketbook, but for that throng of Invalids from city and town that yearly fill the capacious house to over flowing, finding their life and health in drinking and bathing (in tbe sulphurous waters. Such unbounded faith has Nash in the medical virtues of these springs, conflrmedjj by innumerable cirtificatcs of cures effect fected, that he confidently asserts tbey can cure many and mitigate all tbe ills that flesh is heir to. He says they will force hair to grow on a marble statue ; think of that ye bald-heads and ye beardless youths and hasten thither. In short he claims they will cleanse one's inner man of all impuri ties, save the 'Old Adam." The first draught of the sulphur water is disagreea ble enougb reminding one of addled eggs and burnt gunpowder, but after a little use one acquires a positive liking for it. The fragrance exhaled from the springs is so strongly suggestive of the entrance to the Infernal regions that leaning over the mar ble curbstone and gazing into the depths one 'would n't be surprised to catch a glimpse of Old Nick himself. Not tbe least attraction here is Nash, the genial proprietor, who, with bis wife, brimming over with hospitality, endeavors in every way to make bis guests comfortable. Now J. L., a word of advice : When the mid summer heat comes on and you are fagged and jaded, exhausted from burling libelous editorials against your brothers of the quill, and your fingers and visage are bespattered with ink, then hand over the glue-pot and scissors to neighbor Adams and hie away to the Columbia Springs and Trlak of the clear, flowing fountain ; Wash and be clean. N. O. D. Columbia Springs, N. Y April 2d, '78. miSCEL.I.AIVfiOi.'S. There is a woman in Duluth who weighs 300 pounds. At a little distance it is diffi cult to tell which is the larger of the two, the womau or tbe town. Tbe New York Sun lately produced,a head-line reading, ''The Root of Evil in tbe Smiling Land of Apple Jack." It meant Money in Jersey. When they do manage to get people into church in Tbomaston, Conn., the sex ton has to lock the door to keep them there till the service is over. So says a ocal paper. An exchange having said : "The first robin has been seen ; but a robin does not make a spring," tbe 'Auburn Bulletin retorts, "Try him with a bug and see if he don't spring." They are now having a dispute about the name of Noah. They are trying to make out that ho was a Chinaman with the name of Ah Boo. This is embarassing in bus iness circles where the old man's notes are out. It is Baid that a United States Senator has a wife who speaks seven languages. Some men have found that a wife can or dinarily do enough talking in one language to make some of their domestic hours any thing but placid. A lady, Miss Fitcb, and a gentleman, Mr. McKulght, both of Hartford, Tiunibull Co. Ohio, while taking drive, in some way wandered to the wondrous little village of Clarksville. They inquired for a "quire," aud when Mr. Jones J was introduced to them, they made known their delicate de sires, with all the accompanying hesitation and blushes. They started for our legal gentleman's residence. A smart rain began to fall. The covered bridge over the old canal had to be passed, aud as Tom caught sight of its shelter a new Idea made his eye twinkle. Turning about to the impa tient couple, ho remarked that "he guessed they bad better stop in tho bridge out of the rain. They could sit in the carriage, and be could do just as well there as else where." The amorous ones agreed to thlr, and there in the old bridge and dusk of the evening,' under the pattering rain, amid ft group of curious spectators who all knew the tricks of tbe old joker, theso two were pronounced man and wife. In all the rec ords of strange marriages in strange places this one must stand without a parallel. Important to Tobacco Growkrs anu Farmehs. The Hartford Weekly Post of April 12, will contain the first of a series of papers on tobacco, which are written by ft practical cultivator. These articles will give a full history of the plantfrom its first discovery, with complete and reliable directions for tbe selection of sted, prepar ing the ground, planting, cultivating, har vesting, packing, selling, etc. Farmers and others raising tobacco or intending to cultivate it for the first time this year, will consult tueitvown interest by obtaining these valuable articles. Send two dollars with address to the Connecticut Pott, Hart ford, and receive the paper for one year, or one dollar for six months. West Winsted, Conn. DRY BOODS A SPECIALTY. Also Ladies', Misses' and Children's Shoes and O-aiiers. CHOICE DESIGNS IN ' WALL-PAPER, SHADES' & OIL-CLOTHS. Dress Goods, Silks Alpacas, LINENS, GLOVES, HOSIERY, Shawls, Casimeres, Cottouades, Cotton Tarns, ATINETS, SHIRTINGS, HAMBURG EDGE, GUIPURE Li ACES, AN1 FRINGES. ALL KINDS OP DRESS TEIMMINGS, WHITE AND OPERA FLANNELS, j AND NO 3DEVIA"TIOISr., j COB'S ST WEST WINSTED, CONN, Sw89 Live Weight. Prof. Stillman. of Lake ville is now regarded not only as a skillful musician but an adept ou the live weight . question. For further particulars inquire' of the Professor whenever ycu get a chance at him. . - v A political editor, speaViog of some gen tleman whom he admired, said he was al ways on the field of battle where tbe bul lets were the thickest. "Where w that?" "In the ammunition wagon." BORN. At Salltbnry, April Sd.a ton te George Woolfe . At Xatt Canaan, March S7,a ton to K.8. Robert. -At Wett Norfolk, March 87, a ton to S. S. Beach. A . Mni4i Fm.mnn t Xf rfh P7 . .nn te Jnunk L. Mllard. MARRIED. At Millerton. Monday eve, March S4. at the resi dence of M. Adamt, by the Hey. O. K. Furgnton, George H. Yerick aud Fannie A. Hull, all of Mill ertoa. Mo fua. At Winoted, March 19, by Rev. A. B. Gravel, Charlee Dunton to Fredana Pearlt, both of Wlu cheater. DIED. At South Canaan, April 9, Hannah, wife of Ja cob Michaels, aged 70 year. At Hharon. March 88, Mrt. Sarah" S. How, aged , 73 year. At Eatt Canaan, Feb. 88, Albert Rood, aged 63 year. IU, I.VC BUVIUVU X Cliftt At Eatt Canaan. March 88, Anna Deforett, aged 80 years. At Katt Canaan, March 30, Mre. Luey Paine, aged 74 yearn. At the family retldence in Stockbridce, March 89, of pneumonia, Charlotte.-wlfe of Col. Jamoe F. Dwlirut. as-ed 39 vcare. leavtnir a daughter ou 1. - i... ki..,ijn. n 1 week old. At Houaatouic. March 81, George Wlnchell, aced 80 year, eon of John h. and Wlnefred O. W(a chell. At Soath Norfolk, March S8,Mla Ann Piatt, aged 76 years. At Rechotter, March 91, Mrt, Lucy 8. Dalzell aged 08 veart. IMr. Dalzell w a native of Harwinton and ' formerly realaed In Balitbury. Bhe wat at that time the wife of W. W. Pect. Her second hut- and happy in their llvet, tn death thev were not j long divided. After hit death the wrote to her titter: "What wait I for Am I not ready T Waiting, only waiting for the footsteps." i.ltcli- . neld papers please copy.j Situation Wanted A YOUNG LADY of tome culture it deoirou of obtaining a situation as house-keeper. . or teacher of a district school. Address lwSS MINNIKB. MAY, Canaan, Ct. AT A COUltT oP PROBATE. UOLUEN AT Salisbury, within and for tl Litrict of ' Salisbury, on the 8th day of April, 1873" Present, Silas It. Moore, esq., .Juilgr, - ', . Ktate of Thomas A. Stiles, late of Hallsliurr, ' In tald district, deceased. The adniinUtraii r represents the estate Insolvent, and prays the ap pointment of commissioners thereon; Vt hereupon ORDERED, that coramlstionert to receive, exam ine and adjust the claim of the creditors of raid ' estate be appointed at the probate office in Kalis . bury on tho 19th day of April. 1873, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon ; and that all persons Interested iu taid estate may be notified, thereof, the adminis trator will caute this order to be published in a newspaper printed iu Litchfield conuty, and post a copy thereof on the public tign-pott nearest the place where the deceased last dwelt in taid Sails bury. A true copy of record. 8w3 blLAS" B. MOORE, Judge. AT A COURT OF PROBATE I10LDEN AT Sharon, Within and for the district of Sharon ou the 5th day or April, A. D. 1878. Present Chariot L. Prludle, esq.. Judge. Oa motion of Helen A. Lake, executrix of the last will and testament of Lois V. Lake, late of Sharon, in said district, deceased, this court doth decree that tiz mouths from this date be allowed and limited to the creilltorsjof the estate of tald deceased to present their claims againat the tame to raid executrix, and that said executrix ntve public notice of thta order by advertising In a , newspaper printed in Salisbury, and on a public sign post in tald Sharon, nearest the last reil dence of said deceased. Certified from record. 8w39 CBAS. P. SEDGWICK, Clerk. CARPETS. PRICES REDUCED. At the Factory In Mill Street, Below Clover. . Superior quality of Ingrain and Three-ply car . petiug, at i WHOLESALE AND RETAIL, At Very Low Prices. , A great variety of new and nlca patterns for Spring trade. O. M. & O. F. PETTON. Poughkeoprle, March 18, 1878. , Sm89. Furniture Store ! . Jntt Oponed Net the Deptrt In '' LAKEVILLE, COAN. ' . A! Good Assortment OF FANCY CAMP CHAIRS, CANE, FLAG, REED AND WOOD SEAT CHAIRS, DINING CHAIRS, CANE BACK " i ROCKERS and SEWING CHAIRS. ROSTOTV itnr.it. ERS AND SEWING CHAIRS. Ch ildren's Ch airs, VTASHSTAIVDS. TABLES, BEDSTEADS BUBEAl'S, LOCTNCES, CHAMBER SUITS DESKS, MATTRESSES CROQUET SETS . 8m89 G. H. BCNDT. ; Farm For Sale- rilHK very desirable property known as the JL Bostwick Farm, tltnated on the rosd from (Sal isbury to Lime Hock, about one half mile out of Salisbury village, containing about omt hundred and seventy-five acrea. more or le. suitably (11- vinoa into pasture, woou ana mow lana. For further particulars Inquire of . Mhs. I. J. BOSTWK'K. , Salisbury, Conn., March 85, 1873. i S7tf '