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"JOHN T. PEARCE,
" ' " (.jJJir.lKIUJ HVKffT TIlUuruY,
AT NEWTOWN, FAIRFIELD COUNTY, CONN,
J'ut'r uutt I'lop V.
Mior a net Man 'r.
. J. T. 7aree, -
Kubiu-rtptioii Price, 1.00 A Year.
iwk.1 tka Imo. 8mo. Omoa. lyear
.SIncli, 1.73 '
"1-4 Ool S.00
.1 Col i 00
Si i. i.O
(Special Multecn, Ton CoU per Hue ttrnt, uud
..Five Couts for each sulweiiuimt iUHerttfin.
Traiiaicnt advortiiii(; payable tu uilruu(. No
.dcad-beut advertising taken. . Yearly aUverttae
, ihouis payable at tile toitl of eai:li iiiwiter. I'ro
,fcalonal and IluaiueKH Curtly 4(.e occupy vol uiure
ithan fivo.linesl S5.00 a year. Jii ular yearly ad
.vortiiera, whoao billa ainomit to $10 or ovor, will
,tectfive the paper tree.
S ,rCBLlC INSTITUTIONS.
Muilft Oj)(;n : From the SontL, U.2'1 a. m. and
,.0U p. m. l-'rom thu &ovtk, Ii'jOm. aniiij.iO p. m.
Midiiii close: Goiiitf North, li'.SO a. ji. mul
iV. M. Going boiitb, ui,U.-' . i. and .45 v. w
ft, ii,OK, i.M.
Trinity L'HUiicu. Mn-Jii btifut, liev. Newtoiu li.
.JUtuio. 1). i., iccioc Scrvicco lu a. m. bMu
,r.Uy iuliooi, 12 m. Altttiiiixm wrviuu, at 1.
CJNJ!EA'rioNAL Mu.n Htruet, liev. Juiiifn I.
(Hij t, pitrttur. tioiviu'S 10.30 a. m. Muiuhiy SoiiuDl
,Ui a a. Alteruoou owrviui-s, 1 i: m.
tTHOLic; Maiu Strewt, llv, Fathor MuCiivton
PIlWlOR SutVUJt:!, - 10.10 a. m. uudtiy Sejjxvl,
Olive Rkanch Jdvenilk Templk no H. J??ii-
;iuciuutii Geuu n ft. hooi jiuunc, ojcyiH! Mrs h iN
IW-fa, bupt, Mm M X'' J.-'ucK, c,
h'f . PaTUU-'K'S XKMi'HAi.CKSiriRTYK(-V. FaMi
erJamuK iii(Ja.rLun Frewiitvttt, Juiiu -Uuuuey Vice
J-'ioaiduitt, ItiouitiB iiyau Jsecreury, Patrick cam
NMVTOWM LlBKUiY AhSOOIATION. E. Ij John
aftiPjreidLaiit, Cliaiieu liwrosUnU Vice L'lesiUeuL,
-M. JJ. i'b'jX, IJbniriuu.
,w ; 4 ... SANDi HOOK.
MKTHomT. Hov Jiiiues liiylur,' pastor." Ser
vitwu, .10.30 ij., 1 ana a l'. il. fcunday
. b'chdol , 1 . .'45 a . u. Prayer ineeuug Thiiraday
.uveniug-d, 3 v. ai.
John's cuapel.-Kov. Fmucis W. B;u
u'ett bttnittuiUL inumtoj,'. bLTVicus 1 I'.u. 5uu4uy
.School 12 hi.
GKUJITE LoiOJE iNiiJtPENUKKT OjiUEH Oh' GOOD
'licutr.AKa: nifcct iu liili jyvur H. L. V ijeei's
Furniture Wareroum every Fndiiy eveniuj. .i)tti
.cerf, J. I'. Biackiuan, V. C-T, Mrs W. W. .Per-.JiiiuBW-
V. 1 , (Jiii JBtiau iieuliter, V. S., Mrf. K.
AttJtoiiiiKtl, W'.iT. Aii-. ,H. L. VVheolr, V.
,T., Wiii. B. XerriJl, W.M, aIIhb N. A. Judauu,
W. Alms Ella Peck, V'- O. O, Juiin
Hiram Lodoi. Ko ltt, F. A. M. --Meet in Ma
,oiic Hull, iMt aua 3d v eaucstiiiyB of each month.
(Officer: Wni. i oandiord, W . hi., Juim Hu.idturd,
Sc. W Koroers Ct'olut, Jr. W. , Jaiuts A. Wilson
,S(.'C:t. H. J-.. VVheeier, Treais ,iud C'liapn., v. m.
Ackley. Mr. Dea., Cliebtor Kurd, ytuwuid, A. V.
Koyajl AKCii.CHAPaE.-lIei.'t Second Tharxday
,yf nach uioutti, in Muauuic' liall. OihVets; Oeo.
Woffeadeu, li.'P., ii. L. vlieeie;, k., James M.
.Bh4cknii.ii, Jiciiui., Win, 1, ianfuro, Col 1U, Jas
A- Wiiaou. I. .,t. A llouyli.ll. A". C.
Alpha Juvknile Temple No l.mcet in Lodge
lioumivet ! ntflitme istqee every Wunday aittr
at 4-30 o'clock. Muss Ella Pfeck, ijupt. F VV
Perkias, W T.
Newtewn & .Wjsodbjry Stage Line,
LusiTM Wood-bur, irt 7.30 ft. as'., south bury at
,3. So a.m.. South Bmaiu ittila. m., iieuuttt's
.iM-idge hi y. 30 a. m.. iierksliire m 10a. m., haudy
.Hook at 10.30,iu?tti. rnnigut Newcowu to meet
' tim-10.47 a. ia. t;p Train, and ie-ves for Wood
bury ou the nrrtViU of the 11.40 a. m. Uuvn Xiaiu,
.and arrives at Woodbury at 3 p. in., the tuuie time
.iw tbw Woodbury and Seymour Mage.
OEOltGE il'LElt, Proprietor.
Newtown. Aug. 2d, 1S77.
,, People's Liae.
I offer in y services to the traveling public, andean
j be found at aii t-mes read)1 to convey oassengei"s toai'd
(romtlie iJeott or pj bandy Ho Jf and Newtown St.
Charges moderate. Rememberthe 'G ivernor,'
Time Table. To take effect July 10, LS77.
Tntiru Leave Newtown Going JXortk, 10.47 a.
m., 1 .45 a. j and l.bo p. m.
1 .45 5.
I 5.29 $Mn. trains '9CiuQct t Jjrookbeld Jmici
1 villi trtomsrforDannrf. i i -:'. , ,
tjfiB witn tnnnsior Jjanourr. & . i
HMnff SotJk, f:U d fl . 40 a ; to . , 5 -05 and 7. . 35
p. m. buudy Trfein, 7.45 p. in.
Trains Leave ffawlegnille Going North-, .W. 57 .
m., 1.20 S. 25 5.4o ana 7.1 p.m. 10 1 7 a. m
.and 5.40 pi -m . train aoauectat Broulield Jouc-
4oing JSiA Mi-wd.ft.J0 J 4.35 and T.20
p. m. tounday Milk Tram, 7.3f p m
ABEAKtBlrr' s wAtlAlSS,' (Sonnnenang
Coniwctiiv Train hum yewtovm .t 10,47 a.m.
and 4.29 p. m.. Arrive at LiU;linild 2.:")aud 7.55
p. m. &xwday an additiomil Couueclkm is
made bj Train passim? hevtuvm at !.US p m.,
with Train aiwiog at LifcMtot Vl.W p. m.
(mm Litcli field at a. m. .UundaTs 7.15 a.
iin. ad ..SO p. m , arriving at Hawleyville 11.30
a.m. (Mtradaya .W a. m. aod 7.03 p.m., cou
lOeMini; with train, on Housatraiic R. R
Sunday Milk Trtn lea Ldtclllietd 4 p- m
nd oonueuta witli Uouvatooic Mil. Train.
C. H. PLATT, Snpt.
Editor and Manager.
:,'i J I '
PHOKKSSIONAL OA IU)H.
I-liy-iinan and HurM''Oii,.4iinay Hook, Ot.
Qii it x. 'Setts, "jit
j , Bumly Hook, Conn.
Vy Offli-fl In lirooKtMd ih opom.nl every 't!ilno
duy (ovor L. 0l)ornt'ts irtnrri,.
JjlHANK 1 CLAHK. M. U-
- rJIB',i ' OFFICE WITH DB. OLA RON,
I Jj- Qwr JiaMtaVs jOru Store, .
OFFICE IIOl'lta:io to u, A. m. ; '4 to 6, p.
.TT0KNKY ANO COUNSELOH AT LAW,
lT Coll:c.i ns p i.mpt. Ofrtc- in IJ-ntdiciV Wck
QKLKST A. JlJfiNliDlCT, Al. D.,
PHY3ICIAN AND. SUEGE0N.
VpuuiSiftct (M-irblii BI clc.) BRIDGEPORT.
Eteciricily one qf the Therapeutic Aymla.
- t, Tttdiys ai.d Fiid-iy fr m8 a. m. to 5 p. m.
)R. FRArtKE. 8EELEY,
38!) Main cstrtM-t, lirulycport, Couu.
Nekt door to Biidsvy A Co.)
JjM. J. R. SIBBS,
, ji.ia,;' -port. Ldves Ga t'rse of
45!) Main Silx-et,
chaise, and i-xtnn
n-eui without )uu for 30jls.
ATTORNEY AXIJ CoUNSELOR-AT-LAW
AND SuLl JTOK 1a CHANCER.',
Practices in all tlie Coni ts of" Law and Equity, in this
State, and in the 1-Jist ict, v-iicnit and Supreme
Lou ts 14 the United htatea. All bus ness entinsted
to Ins ca'ewili beta thhiny attended to, ai d succeas-ful-y
acc Jinpiiijied s Id- a defends, upon his ettcris.
situated in tlie .
Evmyiliii, ii.Hi.. i
l'ort of tlitr ur-ftfi .
tlnj toivc, iifwly fur
i l.ta.p;un:sf. and ooiu-
v ,i I .
iri'jj. i- to ;th truii.8.
.Vt'iMiiini'iilii Ions T;jiui'ia.4i-
iitii, FA( Hir.T), Piop'r.
i.Mll I A L O L ,
SANDY HOOK MARKET.
Fv&zh. & Ccuv.d Moats, &f.
.Near muiiinilgu. . . .
Sandy Uook, Conn .
tSriermr . Cash.
Al. JtEY.NOLUS,. , .,t
Graining, tPaper Hanging, Kaisominirg,
...Tresfoing and Painting in all its
branches done with dis
patch, Rctfideiice, N'ewtowu. Conn.
Made to order, at the tiorUmt notice, and
on most lieusomtble Term.
Call and see me.
R. N. BETTS,
Uiu-NC-SIiocr and (itfiit'CI JJlacksinitli,
Xeur tlie Grit-mill),
SANDY HOOK. Conn.
SriT Stone-cutters' and Miuons1 hamuierB made
to order. Working in teel a specialty. llep..ir-
iug done neatly and, promptly.. ,
gMlTH & PElUvlNS..
Papfa- llaiigiug, "Kalsominingr
Paintiug and Graining
Done at tlif) shortest notice, and in ' the Beat
i. - Muner. ;
. KKWTUWW, Consi.
Mam Street Newtown Conn.-, ...
Calls (he attention of the citizens of this town and viei
city to his new stock of goods, which he has on hand,
at his Store in Glover's building.
He will make All Wool pants toorder for $ 3.75, and
Whole Suits for f 14.00. Give him a call, and see for
yourselves. '-' ' ' s 1 e
bulling done at the shortest notice
BAR BE ft S1IOP, AND LADIES' ; ,
HAIR DRESSING EMPORIUM.
Corner of Main and Went SCs, 2feictotcn.
Shaving. Hhampooing and Han Dressing don
in the moat artistic style. . , r
' The ladies are requested to examine specimens
of Work, Buch as Switches, Braids, Curia, Puff,
eta. Laities con have their combi uga made up."
' ' BRAXCH BARBERSHOP"
in Sandy tlook, opened every Wednesday acd
Saturday. afternoon. Shop next to the Post Office.
2 Only ONE DOLLAR A TEAR -
iviswtowiv, coirs'., ocT. a.-, jiwrr.
1" .11: ; .
' BE STILL, AND KNOW THAT I
rt'hKl tki' the ahailowa full,
And darker Kriiw tlnf.uiijht :
" Sit Hull," know tliou Unit all
Ih Ofiun to My Higlit.
Till)' iaiu tiMinili tlit liourt,
Aud life look ilui k anil druor ;
"Vt'lien teurs rubvlliotib Hturt,
" He ill," I, God, unl neur.
Wlieu clioriahed frlcndH dvpiii t,
And thou plow .neath l lit.' rod,
01 then, weak, murmuring heart
" Be BtilJ' know I am God.
I clmMen whom 1 lovn,
And hcoui'u whom I rocelvo ;
In lnercy I reprove
" He itill," in God believe.
Afloat in the IFJirt.
One holidiiy llitil I lind uuuriis me
more aniusenicnt by u lung way limn it
diiliut Hit lime. Tlie Ut.iIi is, it wus an
awful nOair nllogeUii', and it is only
now when I can luugli unftigneilly at it
myself that I can bear to ropcatiil, even
on paper. There were three of us en
gaged in the plot, and we bound our
selves solemnly under the most direful
penalti s to protest that we had never
cnioyed a holiday so much ; but I have
reasons for believing that Tom and Jack
have both violated the'r obligations, and
1 feel absolveti thereby from, -nine.
This islicr it all happened- You see
we tfhat is Tom. ,Iack.r.(! I) thought it
fortunate ul the time llial all our luilirhiys
fell upon the Same first fortnight in
August ; but as it turned out it ..'.vasn't ;
for if it hadn't been for that circum
stance we'd never have had our terrible
experience with the Flirt.'
s. liut I am going tmo lust. Our holidays
fell at the same lime, ns I have said, and
ifiiiiiy plitus for making tlie niist of both
the lime and the mniey at our command
were discussed and abandoned. At
length the idea was mooted that it would
not be a bad arrangement to hire a yacht
for n fortnight and spend our holidays
in cruising about in her. Like most
young men belonging to Glasgow, we
had all had, some experience of boating
011 the Firtli of Clyde andcould boast a
little of our nautical knowledge when
smoking a cigar on the bridge of a -river
The plan proposed was to work won
ders. For instance. we would not be eon
fined tu one place, nor to the hackneyed
steamboat routes, but could go where
ever the spirit moved us (what about it
if we forgot that three spirits might not
work es.actly in unison ' for a whole
fortnight !). Then we would save the
juice of lodgings we would have no
one to bother us about when we came in
nt night we would &c, &c., $c. To
whom belonged the credit of the hoppy
thoughts I will not undertake to deter
mine.' This 1 know that we all claimed
the paternity of it before the holidays,
and we . .repudiated it after them.
The only question ':s, could we get
tt yacht ? and 1 remember how Tom and
I (I am Bill) could liuo9t have hugged
Jack w hen, one evening, he announced
that he had managed to e!iarter(that was
the word) a ten-foil cutter from a fell w
he knew. The feilow iad said that the
Flirt such whs the attractive mmie of
the yacht -was pe-haps a little slow, hut
that she was perfectly safe and just the
thing for us as we meant to1 work her
ourselves. Of course, we invested " in
blue pilot jackets they would serve in
place of topco its for the Winter, with
the brass buttons taken Off, and it
could scarcely be expected that we would
resist the temptation to mount a tinsel
hand on our cups. Then I borrowed a
binocular froni a friend not forgetting
the case, for it's the h ather case slung
over the shoulder and Under the left arm
which produces tLe impression, and the
other fellows managed to hunt up pair
of opera-glasses by .citnjl of their joint
exetiionc " " ' - - -
- Thog provided, wp one Monday morrv
ing deployed. ti-e railroad station and
stormed a ri rat-class compaatnient. The
gold bauds on our caps attracted the
proper amount of attention ; but we felt
that it would not be quite fair to leave
Ihew unsupported in the task of uphold
ing , our nautical reputation.? Ho we
plnnged into sea talk with a recklesslitas
which gives uiy hair a tendency to rise
on end even yet when I think of .it.
A,aywbere it would berasJi; but ywen
nock, train it whs perfectly dcapuiitc.,
mi l lie uliiKineM or intntuulion wu
rallied on unaware f what we were
doing till we reached. Port Glasgow,
where nn old yellow-fiioeil gentleman,
who had been playing the most (IhUbt-
.,ng Hiieiiiion to our nt i k out. Alter
stepping upon Ihe plutfoim be turned,
and putting his head back into the car
riage, said willi much compasnioii.
"Lot iuc assure you, young gentlemen
on the word of an old sailor, that the
best fjinedy for seii-bickness is branny-uud-wuicr.
He sure to lake plenty of it
with you, for you'll need it."
Then he closed the door witli jr.eal
We tried to suiile,lut I am sure wo
were neither so Biictcsufiii in the ulteuipt
as we-conld liaye wished nor us the oilier
,pasengora were ; and we felt relieved
when the irain reached Greenock and
we got awuy from the scene of our hum
The feeling of having been taken
down soon wore off, however, under the
influence of the sea and the hills, and
by the time we had iviiiked the
length of Fort Matilda we had ((iiite re
gained our usual'spirlts
And now as the yachts nt anchor in
Gourack Hay came into view the bino
cular and, ;he-opea glass were brought
into requisiiioii in tlie hope of making
out the word Flirt in gold lettering
either on the. bow or steru of one of the
Need 1 say that il was only the finest
looking of tue yachts that w e examined
thus anxiously ; hut il appeared to be a
rule among yachtsmen not to follow the
vulgar prulice of merchantmen in plant
ing the name upon tluir vessels so we
de.-isted from our examination witli the
comforting reflection Hint our surprise
would afford us al! the greater pleasure
when she was pointed out lo us.
Jack proposed that we should each
select a yacht and luve a sweepstake of
half a trown a piece upon our selections
and Tom jumped at , the proposal ju a
moment, picking out the finest looking
vessel in the hay as his favorite. Jack
protested that he had. stolen a match up
on him, but'at length made his choice,
selecting a cutter that a lord need not
be ashamed of rwning. Believing it to
be unlikely that amid such a number of
craft any of us would fix upon the right
one, I, for the fun of the thing, chose a
dirty old boat that was floating heavily-
far from the shore, with green sea-weed
clinging to the chain cable of her anchor
and which looked us it she had leer
made the aequait tance of a paint-brush.
1 was rallied greatly upon my selection
Jack declaring that she had been model
ed on the lines of Sloan's Ark, nnd that
the head of the man who built her would
never ache again ; while Tom's merri
ment came near to throwing him into
It was uot without some difficulty
that we managed to hunt up the Ancient
Mariner who was to-hand flu; Flirt over
to our charge ; hut at length, after being
directed to various public houses which
he was known to frequent, we found
him comfortably sealed behind some
porler'silre.rrows on the quay playing
Cit"eh-lhe-;en with some boon compan
ions upon the round top of a pail.
lie did not realize our idea of the true
old salt by pulling his forelock and ad
dressing us.as "your honors" when vc
made our errand known lo him ; but,
throwing us much compussi n into his
countenance as '.he possession . of only
one eye and the management of prelty
free consumption of spirits would admit
of, he said
"And do you really ,meaju to sail the
Flirt, young gen'1'inen."
We were still young in experience,
and, despite the damping effect of his
manner, we assured him that we did
mean to sail her, and that we would
astonish him by showing what the little
hussey could do with proper handling.
We seemed to have astonished him al
ready, for he -stood surveying us from
head to foot for a minute, and then
without uttering a single syllable he
turned and walked down the quay, try
ing to whistle a melancholy air.
Somehow bis demeanor was not so in
spiring as we had expected it w .uld be
aud Tom s cheery voice was not in its
best form when lie inquired if the gig
was ashore, as it would be better to go
on board in her than in a lined boat.
The Ancient Mariner again paused to
take a survey ,yf .us j then, 4ie removed
his hat, and, taking a handkerchief from
it, wiped the perspiraiion from his brow
after which performance he replaced his
hat, and with a deep groan resumed his
march. . , , , . . . , . .
Wo followed slowly in his wuke,
going buck lie road iby which we bad
come an silently if we were ula lun
eml, ami ill about us cheerful a manner
as if wu were following ihe mortal re
mains of sou.u euar liiucl.
The bandy-lugged, rolling Hylc of
walk Which 1 hud been practicing so as
kiduousiy ul homo for a fortnight, was
completely forgotten in thu curious
feeling of iipprouliuiifcinn which tbj An
elent Marii.er'i dole I it! uiaum.r bad
aidused, an apprehension which both
Jack and Tom seemed to entertain us
lively u sense of us myself.
At length the Ancient Mariner slopped
and poinling seawnui, exclaimed:
"I'lK-re yu' is, youi.g geuTmen
That's the little husaey ! ,Aiu't she a
There she was, sure eniiugli.a id I had
woll the r. eepstal.es !
I'he old, dirty, unwieldy-looking craft
that we had poked tun at so unmerci
fully a short hour previously, wus veri
tably the Flirt, about who.-e virtues we
had been raving for the last fortnight.
It was as well tor the ' lelluw" whom
Jack knew that he was not present at
that moment or a horrible crime would
in all likelihood have been added to the
already dark annals of our national his
tory. Love to all mankind was not, at
any rate, the upptrmost feeling in our
minds r,'u then, mid 1 am afraid Jack re
lieved himself by u-ing language ih.il
would scarcely bear lepdilion in these
There she was, though, and u hat.
were we lo du wi.h her '!
The Ancient Mariner informed us witli
what -sounded very like a chuckle, -that
thegifi wus not ashore," at which re
mark Tom looked as if he coind have
swallowed him with pleasure, despite the
huge cat go of whiskey wiih whii-h.be
was evidently encumbered. If she was
not very pretty, however, she wus a
yacht of some sort, ami we determined
to board her, hoping that a closer inspec
tion woul I reveal some redeeming tea
lure in her ; so wehired a small boat ami
pulled nloi;?ide. .Not being aware that
she was only Half-decked, Jack jumped
intiirhur stern the moment we came near
enough lo admit this view, while the
sound of a sudden plunge, sml the gur
gling sound of a p -i i in choking, fell
upon T un s ear and mine. Alarmed at
these indications, e hastily shipper
our oars and laid hold of the side of the
yacht, just as Jack's head, minus bis"
gill-edge cap ivuppe red, with dirty
wnier running 1 1 his hair ami eyes
and nose, while he ga-ped and spluttered
in a most agonizing manner. Il wasn-.it
difficult lo understand the cause of the
mishap which had befallen him, for the
stern halful lheyu;.li; being undecked,
the rain had been lulling forthrie weeks
previously coin tried that pail of the
vessel into a small pond, the surface ul
which, exhibited lliose varieties of color
which betokened a liberal admixture uf
tar and other similar ingredients. Alas
for Jack's biund-nt w piioi-j -.ckci. ! As
we wrung the waler out of him. the con
viction was forced upon us ihat. it's glo
ry had departed forever Our spirits
were damped, especially Jack's ; so we
put ourselves outside tlie contents of
our flasks al once, and sent Jack ashore
lo the hotel.
Then Tom and held a council, and
resolved to try what w,e could do with
the pump; so we doffed our coats and
waistcoats unci commenced work witli a
For three mortal hours we worked at
that enchanting occupation ; liut as dur
ing tlie first hour and a half the pump
would uot suck, we had got the Flirt
half cleared of the wuter Ihat was in her
at the end of that time. Then ihe pump
choked, and Com 'and I sjst down and
looked at each other, and tried to whistle
Then it suddenly occurred to us that
we were not using Jack well in leaviu?
him so long by himself, and we conclud- 1
ed we would go ashore; so we haned a
passing boat and hunted Jack, up in his
JiV.e found him in bed in a bed-room
of Ihe hotel, with Ids clothes hanging
before a large fire, and an amount of
Sleaui and stencil couiii, from them
that was perfectly suifocadng Our ad
vent probably saved the poor ieliow.s
lile, for he had been lying stewing for a
couple of hours, and us there w as no
bell-pull in ihe room, relief was impossi
ble. After putting things to right in a
kind of way, we ordered dinner to be
brought to the room, and having dressed
Jack in a piir of blaiikots and the bec1
niat. set him in the place of honor at the
head of lbs tuble, but 1 have nut a .tint
ptjetillecliou of Utc oilier events ot that
evening. . ., ...
li took us leu days to get the pump ju
Price, $1.00 A Year
order mid thu wuter bailed out -of tiro
yacht, and by that time wo were prelty
nearly tired of Ibo Flirt and nll'coifnccl
ed with bur. - Still, huviitg got her once
cleared, we thought we would like to
have a bill iu her ;. on the Friday pre
vious to the huturduy MI)" which wo
had to return lo town we Iimi early i.i
the iimming in order that we might get
her under way before the bulk uf the
people were stirring. " We bribed a boy
tu taive the loan of a small boat aud put
Us uu board and then sent htm ashore,
it was blowing pretty iiesh, and stormy
luoking ; but the Fm t was a safe bout, if
she was not fast, so we Were uol dauut
ed by the appearance' uf the sky.' We
thought the in'- Uiiug to do was to get
up tue anchor, so we ,coiuuiciieed to
heme the little winch, but, Jke anchor
had been so long down Unit ,il -bad &ut
fixed in the botlum and would not come
away easily. We were nearly an hour
al this job, and so, intent were we upon
it th . I we did uot notice how,, the sen hsii
risen and w as causing our yacht lo roil.
Chaiicing lo real a liiomeiit to wipe the
sweat from my brow,. 1 looked shoreward
and was astonished to see that u heavy
suit was rolling in uu the beach, so
heavy as to inaUe itiitnpossibte to l iuucl:
a small boat. (.
Just as 1 turned to connuKnicate my
discovery lo the others, they made a -tremendous
elfort at the winch, ' which
caused the cable to smip,; as' We Were
adrift. Then Jack sprang to the helm
as the ,post of responsibility though
what he was going todo there 1 don't
believe he hud the faintest idea aid
roared to us lo hoist away the foresail.
Uy the veriest accident we, pitched upon
the right halyards, and hbfsted away
with great eagei-iii ss ; but alter we bad
got Hies il up we found. we had forgot
lo cast loose the gaskets, so thai instead
of a belly ng sail we had rather a thicii
winsp of. canvas up. Noticing our error,
we lei. go with such haste that Ihe end
of the halyard , run tbr iioj the blockj and
.precluded lhe,poiUiiity uf -our selling
Ihe sail again.
Then we drifted helplessly drifted
toward tlie breakers which were roaring
wiln great ' violence upon the shore,
where a crowd w ho were .-iuiputeril to
heip us, was beginning to gather. We
heard hoarse voices shouting directions
to us which we could not njuku out, and
which we couid not have obeyed even
although we hud understood. " We saw
men making truulic gestures which weie
but uuinieliigib.e piutoiiiiiie lo us : and
still the Flirt. reeled uinljlumbled toward
the white wutei. It seemed as it' our
dooui was scale. I, when a shout from
Juek, who was still at the helm, attract
ed my attention, und looking in the di
rection in whicn lie , pointed, 1 s-iw a
boat approaching us Iroui one of, Ihe
other yachts in lue bay. On they came,
dancing over the lug wattes, Impelled by
the skillful force of four stout ui nis, und
not a moment too soon '; ;tor scarcely
had they taken us off when the Flirt
went ashore, and, falling- over on ?hcr
beam ends, became a-prey to lire , fury
of the sea.
We were well entertained on board
the yacht whose boat had' 'rescued ;us,
till me evening, when we got on" slioiv. ;
aud next morning we took the early train
for the city, wiser, df not sadder, men
jV. T. Dispatch. '
' . -.
The Danlsury Fair,
It was my good fortune lately to lie
able to attend the B.mbury Agricultural
and Mechanical Fair held Oct. 2-5 at
Danbury, Conn. While Ihe local fairs
as a class have" not much to attract tlie
average farmer unless we except the
trot and as the reports are,-''I lust the lo
cal fairs are running luto- tlieground ''
to say nothing of more pretentious ci-n-ty
and State fairs, it is. with the moro
pleasure that 1 am able to report what a
success is made of a fair In which all
classes of citizens, manufacturers as well
as farmers, take part Let tne say here
that one cause uf lack of interest among
farmers in local tuirs seema to be that
they individually havono responsibility
on their thoulders, or think tiny have
none, and consequently ihe society dies
from lack o intores!. j the fair gets, in
to the hands uf, lUo.C w.tio.ioiiinve to
manage it for their ow n lilarest aud. not
thafuf tlie general puWic.; hij this, re
spect most of our fairs, if (hey are lo lie
continued, need radical reformation. ( A s
the name of Ui i fair at Danbury hnp'i -s
it is for the general public, and all r.ia.s
cs of the citizens take a local pri i. i'.
This. J take .-it, is because it is a jijit.t
stock company, the shares of. w hich ar.i
held by some two hundred or uiore indi
viduals, and of course they arejntoreal
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