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OUR ABANDONED FARMS
AND ABAXDOlfED GRISTMILLS AND
And Why All Thli Abandonment H Oc
curred Chi'ftptir Flelll8, tor Flour by
linllroad I'lom Minnesota tu New Haven
Nowadays 1'ban From Woodbrldca to
New Haven by Truck Water Power on
Our Country Stieams Dlsetmnteil by
Steam Power In tha Cities Bi-cause of Kx
' pensive Cartage From Suburban Towns to
Tide Water or Railroad What a Trip Up
the WooUbrldiee and Bethany II Ills Itn
veals in the Shape of Dismantled Fnu.
toil"! and Abandoned Mill Sites Some
Bits of Local Historical Interest A Model
Farm What Our Suburban Farmers
Thrive By in These llays A wB.dbridtfu
Descendant of the Great Oliver ('roinwe)l
It was a promising afternooa Satur
day for a trip to Woodbridge hills, the
hot July sun being obscured by a
hazy sky and the temperature, thus fa
voring an excursion Into the country.
There were Indications by the barome
ter of a shower or two later on in the
day, but only of showers. So a party of
New Haveners, among whom was Con
gressman N. D. Sperry and his broth
er, E. Knrtght Sperry, sallied forth for
a drive on the aforesaid hills In a
canopied carriage to the music of the
rythmic hoof beats of the latter named
gentleman's fine pair of steppers. As
usual, this trip to the said hills has a
peculiar and tender interest to the ex
cursionists mentioned, as their old
home was In Woodbridge. There they
were born and reared; there the re
mains of the old homestead are and
every nook and turn in the road, every
old house and every new one, every old
landmark, the old familiar highways
and hyways, the lanes and hedges,
the copses, the thicket, the stones and
running brooks, all have to them a
familiar and especial an unfading
Interest. Here and there as the ponies
trotted musically by with even step,
exemplifying the poety of motion, were
passed various abandoned mill sites.
And thte set the congressman to mu
sing over the subject to which national
Interest has been attracted the sub-
jeot of abandoned New England farms
and mill sites. One -would think the
agricultural glories of 'New England
Hiad all but departed to read the dismal
pictures given In the public prints on
this subject, the fact that there yet re
main many fine and model farms, being
temporarily overlooked. Nevertheless
there are in many parts of New Eng
land just such an array of abandoned
mill sites as is to be seen on a trip to
the Woodbridge hills. Of abandoned
farms, none are to be seen, but of mill
sites there are many. But why not
unused the congressman. What's to
hinder? Why, .the reason for the aban
doned farms of New England and aban
doned mill sites Is plain.
Just think of It. It Is actually cheap
er to-day to( bring a barrel of flour by
railroad from, far off Minnesota to New
Haven than, it is to cart it from a
Woodbridge farm to New Haven. It is
cheaper flour freightage from Minneso
ta to New Haven than it is to cart
flour five or ten miles to New Haven
from Bethaffy or Woodbridge. What
use then for our -grist mills and flouring
mills in these towns? Their extinction
for commercial purposes 'was simply a
forgeone conclusion, when railroad
. freightage hecame so cheap in the
west and milling accommodations con
ducted on so vast a scale. This is why
the use for these mills which stood
along the pretty stream that flows down
the ravine to the lovely valley between
the big hills that flank the drive to
Woodhridge and Bethany came to fall
Then, continued the congressman: As
to abandoned farms, what chance had
New England farmers to compete when
Uncle Sam give3 away a farm of 160
acres to every bona fide settler who
wants one, a practice -which our great
and glorious government has been in
dulging in since 1860 or thereabouts.with
grand results, as shown in the great in
crease of national wealth that has re
Here are two abundant reasons to ac
count for the decay of our mills and for
the abandoned farms seen in many
places in New England. The cost of
transporting flour and other grain to
market by wagon, especially from
Interior towns distant from railroads,
has been such In comparison with the
low freightage on the railroad that the
small farmers had a terribly un
equal contest, and have gone to the
wall. The same applies to the factories
which were once numerous along our
: country streams, but whose busy hum
at the old haunts has ceased forever.
These factories, whether run by water
power or steam power, had to either
give up business or remove their bus!
ness to the cities to get into proximity
with the railroad and save the ex
pense of cartage over the country roads
But the farmers in Woodbridge and
Betfhany and the farmers generally in
country towns whose farms are near
cities or whose farm products can be
readily transported to the cities find a
comfortafble maintenance In supplying
the cities with milk, butter and table
vegetables. Fields of waving grain
there are, but the product is for home
consumption, not for commercial pur
As the ponies jogged on, the congress
man exclaimed: Here was Cox's mill
the wheels of which, the old adage said
never stood still by night or day. Now
all is still there.
Next we come to the old Blake mill,
where hardware was made. And just
ahead was the old mill that William
R. Shelton, afterward mayor of New
Haven, ran. After him William A,
Clark had it, and made bits and au
purs. Next Wales French, afterwards
chief of police of New Haven, ran it in
the same line of business. Now it is
occupied by the Beechers for their great
match factory industry. But the old
mills are gone. And of all the mills
'whose husy mill wheels were turned
by this stream none remain except tb
Parker mill all either -extinct or gone
to tide water or to near the railroad.
And here let me indulge in a bit of
personal recollection. Right there op
poslte tne congregational cnurcn was
the village school where I taught school
many years ago, receiving therefor
$47 a month and my board.
Ah, there is the Parker mill which
does a big business in manufacturing
blotting paper, a large amount of which
Is made for the United States govern
ment. It is as I said, the only remain
ing mill on the stream. The invention
of steam and the necessity of cheap
cartage has either driven all the rest
to the city or caused an abandonment
of the business.
Just up there was the shop where Mr.
Way of New Haven and Mr. Miller of
Woodbridge made carriage springs, one
one of the first shops of the kind In
the country. Afterwards the place be
came Harper's Pond Lily paper mill,
hlch was for years very nourishing.
Now naught remains, and all Is still.
And now for a personal reminiscence.
Now we come to Sperry'a farm. My
ncestor, Richard Sperry, bought this
farm from the noted Stephen Goodyear,
who was deputy governor of Connecti
cut away back In 1640, or thereabouts,
and one of whose lineal descendants
s my friend, Miles H. Goodyear, who
Its by my side. The deed for the farm
gave all tne land Detween tne two
mountain ridges, which you see on the
right and left respectively, and extend
ing on the south to the river running
through Westville and extending as far
north as the good land goeth.
Under such a blanket deed as this,
continued the congressman, gravely
winking one eye at the off horse, we
can claim to the Pacific coast, as the
deed calls for "all the land on the west
as the good land goeth." But let me
here state that for the peace of mind
occupants of this land, we do not
propose to press the claim under any
Ah! Over there is the house where
two of the greatest thieves ever
known Jn this region lived many years
ago. They were known as "Thunder
bolt and Lightning." They were a ter
ror in this vicinity.
And here on the left is the lane
through which the British red coats
marched when in quest of the reeloldes.
and Goffe, Whalley and Dixwell and my
ancester of that period, Richard Sperry,
rno naa many times fed and sheltered
the regicides , saw the red coats as
they approached, and Goffe. Whallev
and Dixwell discreetly fled to the hill
which you see over yonder called Prov
xnat dock house over yonder was
built by Albert Sperry, who built the
North church, New Haven. Mr. Sperry
was an uncle of the late Peck Soerrv.
who was for many years in business on.
cnapei street, N.eiy Haven, firm of Skin.
ner & Sperry.
And over there stood the old cooDar
snop now no more. The shop was run
uy a. man who anerwara removed to a
place near Syracuse, N. T and amass
ea a large fortune in manufacturing
And by the way, this turnpike we are
iding over is the old Litchfield turn
pike. It was a great highway once. The
malls were carried over this road, and
the farmers from up Watertmry way
and beyond brought their produce to
market in New Haven over this road.
They stopped for the night either at
Clark's hotel over there or at Darling's
a little further on, both of wliich were
very popular hostelries in their day.
Now these hotels are no more. The
railroads serve the farmers for trans
portation now if their have anything to
transport to a distance.
At the old Darling place Mr., Bishop
now resides. It Is yet a very fine place.
A son of Mr. Bishop is of the Bradley,
Dann & Carrington Co., right under
the "Journal and Courier" office.
And here we are opposite the dam.
Just over there cm tha hillside are the
ruins of the old cement kiln, where
twenty-five years ago they made cement
from the rocks that are so abundant
around it. It was good cement, but the
business failed and was killed because
cement was a cheap article and because
it took off all the profits to cart the
stuff to New Haven. Perhaps some
day an electric road will come by here
and ithen the business might be profita
Pardon a personal digression. You
see lining the road that fine line of ma
ples and how thrifty they are? Well,
a few years ago I came Up here and de
livered a lecture before the Village Im
provement society. One thing T advo
cated was tree planting and here,
through the enterprise of the people.
you see the result.
Over there was the home of Deacon
French. He at one time set type for
the "Journal and Courier." The prop
erty is now owned by the New Haven
And now let me tell you that over
there in that house is a descendant of
the great Oliver Cromwell. Her name
Is Judge, Mrs. Judge, whose husband
you see standing near the house. Mr,
Judge's wife Is a descendant tha
great personage, Oliver Cromwell, who
made England's power felt all over the
world. And Mrs. Judge has in- her
house a camp stool that did duty in
Near this locality are the foundations
of a factory where Mr. Peck, who was
the father of the late Lawyer Lucius
Peck of New Haven, made iron candle
sticks. The place is now no more.
Just up there is an old school house
under the hill. Once from thirty-five
to forty school children were taught
there; now . the number has dwindled
down to seven or eight.
Just in , that hollow above the lake
once stood a grist mill. It was a busy
place in its day. It is now no more. It
is cheaper to do business in the cities
and nigh to the iron horses.
Ah! Here we pass the house of friend
Doollttle, he of flying machine note.
Some day he expects to fly through the
air with the greatest of ease on the ma
chine he has been so long at work in his
Up there is the house where our es
teemed and wealthy townsman, Joel A.
Sperry, was born. (
Up there to the right was once a fac
tory where the grandfather of the late
Nelson Hotchkiss of New Haven made
hoes and rakes. Now It is all deserted.
The company here paused to take a
look down the long sweep of valley
which lies between the ridges, the view
including the splendid new lake of
the New Haven Water company, Daw
son lake, named in honor of our esteem
ed deceased townsman, the late Henry
S. Dawson. The view in question is
certainly very beautiful.
And now, concluded Mr. Sperry, we
come to a model farm, one of the model
farms of Connecticut, that of our friend,
Mr. S. G. Davidson, who is one of Beth
any's most honored and esteemed men.
It is Indeed a model of what thrift, good
taste, enterprise, foresight and sagacity
well employed can accomplish. With
Mr. Davidson in charge, even a wilder
ness could be made to blossom like the
Mr. Sperry and party were tre
guests of Mr. Davidson and of his es
timable wife and son for an hour, after
which the homeward journey was be
gun, and Mr. Knight Sperry's. ponies
soon brought the travelers home, the
homeward journey, though, being by
the route which passes the site of the
NEW HAVEN MORNING JOURNAL AND COURIER MONDAY, JULY 29, 1895.
Sherry homestead. The rains descend
ed on- the scene In a lively fashion for a
time, wetting down the dusty roads, and
in the gathering darkness and copious
downfall of rain the deserted mill sites
looked truly grim and desolate.
HARBISON'S FLAQ SPEECH,
On the Occasion of the Raising- of the Stare
and Stripra at the Old Forge House No
Politic! Simply Patriotism.
Old Forge, N. Y., July 28. An Ameri
can- flag was raised in front of the Old
Forge hotel here yesterday, and Gen
eral Harrison talked patriotism for ten
minutes to 150 men and women. Those
who hoped that he would say some
thing political did not know him and so
suffered a disappointment. His remarks
were confined entirely to the Fourth of
July style of oratory, and nothing he
said had any significance whatever.
The day dawned dull and rainy, and
the dullness and rain increased steadily
the time passed until a constant
downpour fell upon the little gather-
ng at the foot of the Fulton chain of
General Harrison, with his private
secretary, Mr. Tlbbott, arrived from th
Dodd camp in a small launch. Cannon
boomed as he climbed the steep board
walk leading from the lake to the
piazza of the Old Forge house. Mr.
Mowry was chosen- as the presiding of
ficer. He is a prominent democrat, and
one of the leaders of the Cleveland fac
tion In the state. His introduction cf
General Harrison was eagerly listened
to, but he carefully avoided snags and
contented himself with a few flattering
sentences. The other speakers were
Assemblyman Sanger, ex-Senator Mills
and Mr. McGuire.
The ex-president spoke as follows
"Mr. President and Neighbors and
Friends: I congratulate you upon the
success which has attended this patri
otic effort. You have triumphed over
all conditions. I thought for a time
this morning that you would postpone
to a more auspicious day the raising
of this handsome flag at Old Forge.
"And, after all, this beautiful emblem
of liberty never shines so well as when
its background is dark. It has been
loved best when the clouds were low.
In those dark days In its early history,
when it seemed that the God in whom
our fathers trusted had forsaken them
when their resources seemed almost
spent and their indomitable valor to
have reached its last attainment, the
flag which was the first emblem of our
organization for free government shone
so brightly and so luminous and so
drew the hearts of men and the love
and prayiers of women, that in that
darK day we were lifted out of the val
ley of dspakr and defeat to a glorious
consummation, and to a victory that
surprised the world.
'And so, in the fcerlous days of our
later conafct for the Integrity of the
union, men seemed to love the flag
most when fortune was most against
it. In the dark days of '63, when every
circumstance of almost every campaign
ssemed to be adverse, when Kirby Smith
had penetrated the Cumberland Gap
and was threatening the Ohio river
cities; when Buell was returning unsuc.
cessful from his campaign through Ala
bama; when McClellan seemed to be
rendered powerless In the peninsula
In that ' time, when the clouds hung
very low, there was revealed another
triumph of the national spirit and
another illustration of the indomi
table patriotism of our population
For just at that time when Mr.
Lincoln's call came for 500.000 volun
teers, though there seemed to be for a
time a rest and pause, yet it was only
the rest which the water makes before
its leap over Niagara. That call was
responded to with a magnificent im
pulse and quickness that again sur
prised the world and renewed - the
heart and courage of that noble man
who presided over the destinies of our
country; and again these clouds were
lifted with the pledge that in no time
of darkness would we forsake the flag.
"That flag stands to us for a senti
ment for institutions. In itself, in the
combination of colors that made it, in
the bunting of silk of which it is made,
there is nothing. It is that it stands
for that what makes it dear to us. It
is not the land of ours, wide, rich and
rich as it Is; It is not this wonderful
scenery that opens to us here,
these mountain, peaks, these , great
lakes, these enticing summer grounds
nor the great plains of the west, where,
while we rest, the farmer is pushing
the plow to fill the granaries that can
feed the world; it is not this stretch of
land, these rivers and mountains and
plains; it is not the product of these
it Is not Wall street; it is not the Pro-
duoe Exchange; it is not bulk meats
it is nothing -that has bulk. It is some
thing that lives in the heart; it is an
enshrined sentiment that makes this
flag, and it stands for a glorious his
We look upon that flag and we think
of Bunker Hill, and we see the gallan
band expending the last charge of am
munition and battling with clubbed
muskets over the baeasfw-orks and re
tiring at last defeated; yet, as some one
aid, Britton won the victory that day
and we kept the hill. It speaks to us
of Lexington and Concord, of Valley
Forge, of Saratoga, of Yorktown, and
of all those great achievements. We
look upon it and think of Washington,
We look again and see the benign face
of Abraham Lincoln. We look again
and Grant and Sherman and Sh-eri
dan are revealed to us. We see
upon its folds the story of Vicksburg
and Chickamauga and Chattanooga, of
Gettysburg and of Appomattox. It is
the story that is woven into it that
makes it precious to us; it is thus that
it inspires. It is that for which it
stands a union of states, a government
of the people, for they made it; by
the people, for they conduct it; and for
the people, for it has missed its object
if it does not accomplish thedr good
"It stands for a government of law;
for a civil organization; for a const!
tution that has assigned powers... .It
stands for the thought that pur people
have pledged thela loyalty to' a system
of laws of their own making, subje;
to be changed by them; but, while they
are laws, demanding the allegiance of
every man and woman In the country,
"It is because we have learned the les
son that it seems to me the Anglo-Saxon
neonle. or a people that has been
wrought out of the various contribu
tions that have come to these shores,
the only people in the world that und
stand what it is to give the allegiance
of the mind and of the heart to the
civil institutions and not to men.
"What can any man do against that
flag? Let him have mounted ever so
high upon the roll of honor, let hi
have entranced himself ever so strongly
in the affections of the people if
lifts his hand against that flag he falls
at once. He can l"?ad no followin,
against It or against our free Institu
tions. We have not forgotten as a peo.
pie to esteem and to honor greatness In
. n ,1 J , . ..4.11
men. we have a venemuun, uctp, wu.
Ing and fervent, for the great men- who
have served this country, out we love
them because they havia served it none
of them has ever been so great that we
could steal away the hearts of people
from their love of It.
"We have in this at once the explana
tion and guarantee of the permanence
of our civil Institutions. Why is It that
the South American countries that have
m'lta-ted our example and organized re-
Dublican governments nave Deen po
racked and tortured with revolutions?
It Is because they have not learned this
great lesson to give their affections and
allegiance to Institutions, 10 a cunsiuu-
tlon, and not to a man. in ineir im
petuosity, In their wild unregulated
thoughts of liberty, tney rouow a cock-
ade, and are continually iea into revo
lution. "I oonsratulate you, my countrymen,
that it had become our settled habit to
give our love to Institutions to the In
stitutions for which tnat oeauuiui em
blem stands. Again I congratulate you
that you have lifted here in tnis gate-
ay to this ibeautitui cnain oi iaKi"s mis
emblem that shall greet tne coming ana
the going of the tourist, ana l Deg to
express my gratification at having been
permitted to participate in these cere
monies, and to thank you for your gen
erous and kind attention."
ew Haven People and Their Summer
Outlngs-Journeylng Here and There.
Rev. M. A. Munson of Shelter street
supplied his old pulpit at fittsneia,
Vt., July 14 and 21. 'Mr. and Mrs. Mun
son spent a fortnight visiting friends
in PIttsfield, Rutland and Falrhaven,
Vt., and Ticonderoga, N. Y. At the
latter place they met Deacon and Mrs.
Hemingway of this city in the home
of their daughter, Mrs. Joseph Cook,
who is about to join her husband in
Japan and accompany him In a two
years' tour of the world.
Mr. Enos Hopkins ana wite or ew
York cltv are visiting the family of
Mrs. Simmons Hine of 133 St. John
street. Mr. Hopkins is quite well known
here, and his raany friends will be
pleased to know that his health, which
was much impaired sometime since, is
now much improved. He will remain in
New Haven for a few days.
Mrs. J. Gibbons is In Litchfield, Conn,
Dr. Alfred S. Ives Is at Philadelphia,
Edgar A. Russell and family are at
C. B. Whitcomb and family are at
Brooklyn, N. Y.
F. S. Bradley and family have gone to
Prof. L. O. Brastow and family are
visiting at Castlne, Me. s
W. A. Wright and family of Wall
street are at Savin Rock.
Prof. E. A. Richardson and family
are at Woodbridge, Conn.
Prof. E. H. Sneath and family have
gone to M'iddletown, Conn
Mrs. Thomas R. Trowbridge of Elm
street is stopping at Indian Neck,
E. A. Rowland and family are spend
ing a few weeks at Fairfield, Conn.
Mrs. T. F. Callahan of 171 Chapel
street Is at the seashore for a month.
W. F. Gilbert and family of 123 Col
lege street are at Morris Cove.
Mrs. C. P. Masden and family of 105
College street have gone to Mt. Lake,
Mrs. G. L. Febiger and Russell Hotch
kiss and family are at West Haven
E. Shipman and family of York
Square have gone to the Catskills, N.Y.
Mr. and Mrs. S. R. Jones and their
daughter, Carrie L. Jones, are at No-
Mrs. S. M. Smith and Miss Jessie
Smith are at Plainville camp ground
until August 14. ' "
Miss Minnie Phelps of Evanston, 111
one of the delegates to the Christian
Endeavor convention, Is stopping with
Mrs. Augur and daughter at 108 Lib
MissJosephine Collins, Miss Catherine
Collins and Miss Margaret Nolan will
spend the month of August at Block
Island and In the Catskill mountains,
remaining two weeks at each place.
Mr. R. L. Dunning of the Boston
and Providence Despatch Express com
pany and family are on an excursion
trip through northern New York. They
will Visit the Thousand Islands and
relatives in St. Lawrence and Franklin
W. L. Weed is at Congress hall, Sar
Jesse W. Russell and wife have gone
to Cape Ann on a vacation trip.
Mrs. F. P. Gilbert and Mrs. R. (J.
Bacon are at the Ocean house, Newport.
Mrs. E. A. Austin Is spending the
season at the Atlantic house, Slascon
Mr. and Mrs. George Pardee are mak
ing a month's viflt at the summer
home of Mr. and- Mrs. D. C. Beardsley
at Hartford. Miss Dora Beardslev is
now away on a cruise up the Hudson.
with the Misses Wakely and their fa
ther, Captain Wakeley.
Theodore F. Piatt, who for nearly
twenty-seven years has been traveling
salesman for the house of B. H. Douglas
& Sons', Friday completed his last trip
in their fervlce, and on Saturday went
to Pine Grove, in Canaan, for a short
visit before engaging in a new occu
pation. Miss Elizabeth B. Sheldon, the young
est daughter of Judge Joseph Sheldon,
has received a telegram from Atlanta,
asking her to go there and confer with
the board of managers for the Atlanta
exposition relative to the interior deco
rations of the woman's building at the
exposition. Miss Sheldon's work at the
Chicago exposition, two years ago, was
received with commendation. Miss
Sheldon leaves Monday for Atlanta.
Pierce M. Maher, superintendent of
mails at the postoffice, received this
succinct cablegram from Cork, Ire
and Saturday: "Delightful." It means,
he thinks, that James F. Scott and Dr.
S. J. Maher emjoyed the trip across the
Atlantic on the Etruria.
William C. Foote of 113 Park street,
who is connected with the Rex Paper
Box company, will start to-day for a
trip through Canada and will be absent
George C. Breckinridge and Henry
B. Bullard, Yale "93, are visiting friends
in the city.
Mrs. D. P. Ramsdell of Wall street
has been visitng her daughter, Mrs. J.
Edward Herman of Plainville.
Mrs. Charles S. S;oville is spending
a month or six weeks with S. M. Sco
ville in Cornwall, Conn.
The Misses York of Edwards street
are staying at Montowese.
" THE QUEEN OF TABLE WATERS."
Ask for "Splits" at the
Restaurants and Bars.
Mrs. E. W. Marquardt, accompanied
by her son, Herman, and Mr. George O.
Blven and Miss Lena and Charlotte
Strandhagen, all of this city, are vis
iting friends in New York.
Miss Carrie B. Bassett of 32 Pearl
street has gone to New Bedford and be
fore her vacation is over will stop at
Word comes In from Woodbridge
that Miss Mildred Llttlejohn, the
young daughter of Mir. and Mrs. Llt-
tlelohn of Lake Place, who has been, so
seriously 111, is rapidly Improving and
her physician thinks the- change of air
and scene will be strong factors in the
complete restoration to health.
The following were registered at
Block Island yesterday: Stanley Mans
field, John Clancey, James Ailing, G. H.
Chevvis, Mlsa Weil, Cha.ties Weil, Mrs.
Well, Mrs. S. Spier, I. Chase, Mrs.
Chase, Master Chase, R. J. Hawken,
G. May, Mrs. Julia Avery, C. T. Bates,
Mrs. Bates, F. L. Oowles, Mrs. Cowles,
C. F. Morse, Mrs, Morse, J. E. Parsons,
Mrs. Parsons, F. Kerrick, U. U Hamil
Mlsa Marcia Davis of Miaaietown
who has been the guest of the Misses
Ellen and Kate Hofer of iorK street,
has returned .to her home.
Prwfe-ssor and Mrs. E. Jfi. bansDury
nr. sDendincr the summer at Lyme,
VAST MASTEBS' VISIT.
Program Arranged for the Entertainment
of United Workmen.
Master Recorder L. B. Clark, New
Haven, of the Association of Past Mas
ter Workmen of Connecticut, has Issued
the following circular:
Dear Sir and Brother: The fifth an
nual meeting of the Association of Past
Master Workmen of Connecticut will
be held at Ocean Beach park, New Lon
don. Thursday. August 8, 1895.
The members will assemble at the
New London railway station at i.u
nvirw.lt n. m.. where special -electric
cars will be in waiting to receive them
After a half hour's ride the party will
reach the park.
Promptly at 2 o'clock the members
will partake of a first class shore din
ner. the tables being set in a pavilion
reserved for the exclusive use of the
At the same time and- place a con
vention of the subordinate Medical ex
aminers of Connecticut will be held
thus affording them an opportunity to
make the acquaintance of Grand Medi
cal Examiner William F. Temple and of
Following the dinner a short business
session will be held. During the re
mainder of the afternoon the numerous
attractions of this famous shore resort
will occupy the attention of the mem
bers and guests.
Tn the evening, commencing at 8
o'clock, a "Lodge of Instruction" will
be held at Bralnerd lodge room. All
of the grand lodge officers will attend
this meeting, and Grand Master Work
man George F. Hlgglns will make n
address on "Investigating Committees
and their Duties,.' at the eoncluslonvof
which a short musical and literary
entertainment and refreshments will
be furnished under the auspices of
Sprague lodge. No. 9, Thames lodge No,
13, Relief lodge No. 7, and Columbia
lodge No. 62. Members residing north
and west of New Haven should arrange
to take the train leaving New Haven
at 12:05 p. m. Members, residing in
the northern and eastern" part of the
state should take the train leaving Wll
llmantlc at 10:17 a. m. and Putnam at.
11:05 a. m. On the arrival of all trains
there will be committees in waiting
at the New London depot to receive
the visiting members.
The money in the treasury, togethe
with the dues now being collected, will
be sufficient to enable the association
to provide a dinner free of expense to
members. Be sure and notify the mas
ter recorder, on the enclosed postal
card, whether you will be able to at
tend. The number attending the din
ner must be closely estimated to insure
the modern curative,
Hits The Mark
More efficacious than
any liniment, embrocation,
Especially useful in
Summer for insect bites,
sunburn, skin irritation.
Of marvelous potency in
colds, bruises, chafings,
stiff or sore muscles.
A positive cure for piles.
Heals wounds and old
sores when everything
Two sizes, a; and 50 cents.
At druggists, or by mail
Ths Brandritk Co., 174 Canal St., N. Y.
Allcock's Cora Shields,
Allcock's Bunion Shields,
Have no equal as a relief and cure
for corns and bunions.
M & 1
783 Chapel St.
As usual, we shall give Extraordinary
Bargains for our great
THREE DAYS' SALES,
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,
July 29, 30 and 31.
Everyone now knows that if you go
to William Frank & Co. the first three
dayB of each week you will secure bar
gains that are amazing, and not dupli
cated by any other house.
Ladles' White Lawn Waists $1.00
quality reduced to 69c ; $1.25 to $1.75
value reduced to 75 and 9So.
Wonderful reductions in Percale Shirt
Waists, laundered collars and cuffs.
Ladies' Black English Kersey Sepa
rate Skirts, stiff organ pipe pleats, a
$4.00 quality, for 8 days $1.98.
Separate Skirts of fine figured Black
Brllllantine, all lined throughout, stiff
Godet pleats back, worth $5.00, special
Ladles' Black Capes of fine French
Broadcloth, full length, beautifully
trimmed with wide black lace and
pleated satin ruffle collar and stream
ers, cheap at $5, but special at $2.98.
White Duck Skirts, best quality, 98c.
HOSIERY AND UNDERWEAR.
Ladles' good Hose, in fine hair line
tripes, 5c pair. . .
Children's Seamless Ribbed Tan color
Hose, 15c quality, 7c.
Men's real French Balbrlggan Shirts,
pearl buttons, ribbed bottom, 65c qual
ity, slightly soiled, therefore 3 for $1.00.
Ladies' extra size Ribbed Vests.white
and ecru, handsomely trimmed, 38c
value, at special 19c.
MEN'S AND, BOYS' WEAR.
Men's Flannelette Shirts, full length,
yoke back, 50c quality, at special 25c.
Genuine Mother's Friend Boys' Cam
bric Shirt Waists, 50c value, at 29c.
Mother's Friend Laundered Waists,
all white . or fancy Percale, regular
price 75c, at special 59c.
MUSLIN UNDERWEAR, Etc,
Ladies' Drawers, best cotton,2 cluster
tucks, with Hamburg insertion and
deep ruffle of fine embroidery, 69c qual
ity, at 35c each, or 3 for $1.00,
Ladies' Drawers, fine cotton, yoke
band, cluster tucks, deep ruffle of 5-inch
fine Torchon Lace, 60c quality, 39c,
Nightgowns of fine cotton, round
cambric ruffle, finished with feather
stitch braid, 60c quality, 39c.
Gingham Aprons, speoial 8c.
The celebrated P. & C. Ladies' Cor
set Waists, fine satin and tape fasten
ed buttons, regular $1.00 value, sizes
18 to 24, at very special 39c.
Summer Ventilating Corsets, nearly
all sizes, 2 side steels, at 39c.
Six-hook Corsets, with 4 side steels,
think of this $1.25 Corset for 50c.
Infants' White Embroidered Lawn
Hats, were 89c to $1.20, special 39c,
Ladies' Black 'Satine Shopping Bags,
handsomely silk embroidered, sold ev
erywhere at 75c, special at 29c. , ,
Very pretty Shirt Waist Sets,' com
plete set cuff buttons, studs, etc., 25c
Stamped Tidies, with enough mate
rial to embroider with, at 3c. ,
Coats' Thread 3c.
Regular 3 days' sale Dress Linings
same special prices as 3 days last week.
$1.00 quality Kid Gloves, special 69c,
$1.25 quality for'three days 85c.
Wffl. FRANK & CO.
DO YOU WANT
Your Vacation Trip
will last you all
Next Winter, ,
v if you take a
We have all kinds.
C. W. Whittlesey I Co.,
281 STATE ST.
The Celebrated Whitney Baby Carriage
we have the complete large line or spriug
styles in stock ; nest values ever snown.
f rices ranging from 85.00 to $35.00.
STAHL & HEGEL,
8. 10, 12 Church Street
BHEAKF AST SUPPER.
"Bv a thorough knowledge of the natural
tows which govern theoperatlonsof digestion
ana nutrition, ana Dy a careiui application of
the fine properties of well-selected Cocoa. Mr.
Eups bas provided for our breakfast and nun.
per a delicately flavored beverage which may
save us many heavy doctors" billa. It is by
tne juaicious use oi bucu articles or aiet taat
a constitution may be gradually built up
until strong enough to resist every tendency
to disease. Hundreds of subtle maladieR n;-a
floating around us ready to attack wherever
there is a weajc point, w e may escape many a
fatal shaft by keeping ourselves weu tort i lied
with pure Blood and a properly nourished
frame.'- Civil Service Gazette.
Made simply with boiling water or milk.
Hold oniy in null-pound tin", oy grocers, la
belled thus: JAMES EPFS & CO Ltd..
- Homoeopathic Chemists,
26m tu&we London. England.
100 dozen All Linen ' Finger
Bowl Mats, can also be used
as Doylies. Lowest previous
price was 39c dozen. 'Our price,
20c dozen, or 2c each,
50 dozen Windsor Ties, all
shades,' 36 inches long. Hava
been 19c, now 10c each.
Balance Ladies' Shirt Waists,
been selling . at half a dollar.
Now 29c each.
Balance of Ladies Silk Waists,
been selling at
Now $1.49 each.
$4.50 to $6.00.
The 38 Inch All Wool Spring
Dress Goods we are selling at
TWENTY-FIVE CENTS a yard.
Stretch your imagination as
much as possible, but you can't
estimate value of these wlthoufc
seeing them. Pay 50 cents else
where, if you want to, but tha
quality will not compare with;
this quarter 'bargain we offer.
In these "White Goods times '
many bargains are put on tha
market, but we never yet of
fered Plaid "White Goods that
equal the 25 pieces now 011 sale
at 12c a yard., Ten patterns
to choose from ; each pattera
worth 20 cents a yard. Of course
we have extra value at 5 centSi
and up ; hut keep your eye om
the IZMiO grade. ,
Kind you pay 23c to 35c a yard;
for are sold by us and by no
other concern in the country at
15 cents a yard.
EVEH MclHTYRE & CO.
834 to 840 Chapel Street,
KTo-w Haven, Ot,
WAX POLISH OIL
... . . 1
For floors In Stores, Banking Houses and
Public Buildings wherever a clean oil waxed
surface Is desired. I : : -:
Nodust will arise from sweeping. .
"WAXIKE" for Kitchen Floors.
CALL FOB OIHCULAH.
The Wolcott & Parret Co.,
93 CROWN STREET.
me I. Steinert & Sons Oo
Desire to call your at
tention to the large stock
of these superb instru
ments, -which may now be
seen at their warerooms,
Ho. 777 Glaiel Stat '
Catalogue upon request.
Carpet Cleaning Works.
K A1-P vU..
106 Court St., New Haven, Ct
- Work done at short notice. mbistt "