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flKTHODHT. Bev aue. Taylor pastor. Per
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avauluga, II r. u.
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vioaa 1 P.M. p Vonnmnieu aervice on ttilrd Hun.
,dy In luanta at 10.30 a. m,
Okajutb Lanaf IvpEr-KHitiT Obder of Good
TKAtruaa: meet in bail aver U. Wlieeler'
Parnitui Wareroom every Friday evenin. UU1
jeara, I. P. Waeaman, W. C T, Mr.. W. W. Per
Ale, W. V. T, CbriaUan Beablar. W. S.. Mra. K.
A. Dennett, W. V. B., Mr.. H. X. Wbceler, W.
X, VVm. B.Terrlll, W. M , Mine N. A. Judeon,
W. I. O- Mia. KUad. Peck, W, p. O, Jobn F.
flriitln, P. W.T.
HiBAXf Lome, Na 111, F. A. M,-Meet in Ma
aonitt liall, let aud 3d WedurMiaya.of each mouth,
fBcera: Wm. I Saudford, W. M JohnSaudford,
Dr. W., Huuiara Crolut, Jr. W., Jamea A. Wilaion
Meet. ' H. L.. Wheeler, Tmai-and (hapn., V) m.
Aeklay. Sr. Ilea., Chester Hard, Steward. A. W.
Kotal. Abcm Charki. Meet Second Thnraday
of each naouLb. in Muauic Hall. Officere; Ueo.'
Wofleadeu, U. P., It. L. Wheeler, K., Jamea M.
iHaekman, Scribe., VYm. I. bauford, 0 of H., J a.
A. Wilaoa,P. b.,0. A. llough, K. A. C.
Awu Juyxmilk Trhple Ko 1. meet in Lodge
Room aver Purnilura btore, every Hunday after
juoou, at 4-Jv o'clock. Mai til. Peck, sunt. F W
perklna. W C T.
Newtown kyso4wy Line.
Laavaa Woodbury at 7. 30 a. m,, Mnthbury at
A.li a.m.. Houtk. Britaia at 0 a. m Bennett'.
Bridfa aa 0,3o.'m.. lterkabire at 10 a. m., andy
Jlaak a. 10,30 w. arriving at Newtown to meet
the 10.47 a.m. Dp Train, and kuvea for Wood
bury on aba arrival of the 11.40 a. m. Down Train,
.aud arrive, at Woodbury at 3 p. m., the same time
aa tha Woodbury and aeymour btage.
OKUBUK 1VLUI, Proprietor.
jy.iamn. Ana;. M.U77.
, Peoplt'i Line.
t eker nay atnrice. to ' the travalinf pab tic. and can
fee fauna at all t'aiea ready to convey Kassetigere toai-d
rwra ike Ieot, or to .bandy Hojk and Newtwo St.
X.'bargu moderate. Remember the "Cveraor,"
Tin. Tahl.. Ta take effeet Nov 11. 1D77.
rraOat Ufif Iftttym Goinf Ifrtk. 10.47 a.
1J.4J t.Ui ,33auo 7.Vip. m. 10.47 a. m.
aaa a. S3 p. aa. traina camnect at Brooktteld June
(iam with train, lot lMabary. f ';
0HfSA. 7.44 and 11.40 a. u , 4 " and i.ii
p. a. Huutiay Train, 7.4S p. m.
rreia Ceaaw HapltnOU Oting North, 10. S"a.
m., I.M S.J4 1.44 aud 7.40 p. ni. 10,57 a. m.
!nd (.44 p. m. traiua sounect u Brookneld Jnnc
taa with tnuna tor Daobary. J ,
tWa AWk.T JSaridU.JOa. m., 4-44 and 7.0J
p.m. Kuwia'lililf Train, 7.3 p m
AUANOBMEirr or ibaihs.
CmatKtima Trmu lt Ntmttmn at 10,47 a. m.
aa4 4.10 P. . Arrive at'Litehueld 1.20 and 7.54
, m. jalar4nf an additional Connection la
Cada by Traill paaaibg Kewtown ai 7.C4 p m.,
with Train arriving at LitcbHeld at 10.00 p. m.
I mm littififfd at S-34 a. ra. i Monday 7.1ft a.
jauaad . JO p at , arriving at Hawleyville 11.30
Tra. (Mon4ayal.10a.Bk) and;3 p.m., eon
Mtttt with traina on HouaaUnic R, at
r JWmiar Milk Tw leave. LHchtteld 40 p.
akl aaaMcaa wiah Uoaaatonie Mi)k Train. tdU
c u. PUTT, s
jyM. O. WILE. M. Dv
Phy.lcian and Burgeon, Bandy Hook, Ct.
It. H. N. HETTS. Jit.,
8tnly Hook, Cyrin.
Mf Offic In BrooKtlrltl f opeued every W-vdnes-dy
(ovur . Otburne's torj.
IUNK1', CL.VKK, M. 1).
OrriCB WITH DB. CLA.0M.
Oyer JlaltltaA't Drug Slort,
OFKICIHOUKU: 10 to u, a. .; 4 io, r. m.
ATTtlKNKY AN D COUN.SKI.OB AT LAW,
W Cnlltc.ions p- mpl. 01 i B.m die's Bl ck
jQKLKST A. UENKDiCT, M. 1) ,
PHYSICIAN AND 6U2GE0N,
J9iuteS:rc (MjrLU Blli,' BR1DGKPORT.
Eltetricit one of ht 2'htrapeutic Ageutt.
Tu:;diys ai d F.id iy.cm 8 a. m. to 5 . m.
)R FRANK E- SEELEY,
3.9 Main street, Bridgeport, Coun.
Kjl dour to Uiidtey 4: Co.)
J)R. J. H- CliJBS,
450 Main 8trefct, Brianeporl, Kives Ga. free of
charge, aud extract. ituLli ttitmmt pain tor 50ta.
ATTORNEY AND COTJNSELOR-AT hAW
AND SULK I TOK X LHA.Nt fckV,
practices in all tlie t onrts ot Jjw and Equ' ty, ii this
State, and m tlie Dist'ict, vii ctut and Sypreme
Luu U of the United States. All business ei. ft listed
to his caie win be u thluiiy attended t aud success
foly accJJupiishcd tar as depcuii upon his effui'ts.
bituated in the centre of tho town, newly fur
ninhed thiuu;hout. All ini'di rn iiiiproveineiitK.
fc very thing due U add t the hajjuitietfs and cum.
fort ut the nuentr . l-'ive curri.i.e lu all trait. .
CUargea muiterute. Acvuiumudtiiiuns unsurpHrf
ed. Douulam KAnifHiu, lup'r.
SANDY HOOK MARKET.
Fresh & Cured Meats? &c.
IS ear the Bridge.
Sandy lluok, Conn.
Graining, Paper Hanglfg, Kalsomining.
Frescoing and Painting in all its
branches done with d!s-
Be.idence, Xewtown, Conn.
Mtde to order, at the fliorlest notice, and
on most Iteasormble Terms.
Call and see me.
R. N. BETTS,
Horse-Shocr mid (icncnil HliickKinitli,
(Near the Oriat-miUl,
SANDY HOOK, Conn.
&TStone-euttcr.' and MaNonn' littmmers made
to order. Working in Steel a specialty. Repair
ing done neatly and promptly.
gMlTH & PERKINS.
Paper Hanging, Kalsttniining,
Painting and Graining
Done at the akortettt notice, and in the Best
Main Street Jfeictown Conn.,
Calls th attention of the citizens of this town and vici
nity to his new stock of goods, which he has on hand.
at his Store in Glover's building.
He will make All Wool pants to order for $3.75, and
Whole Suits for $ 14.00. Give him a call, and see for
t3T pulliw? done at the skorlctl notice.
BARBER SHOP, AND LADIES'
HAIR DRESSING EMPORIUM.
Corner of Main and Went SCt, Feuctown.
Shaving, Bhampoojng and Hair Dressing dona
In the Ubet artistic atyle.
The Iadiea are requested to examine specimens
of work, auch aa Bwitchea, Braida, Curia, PofTa,
ate. Ladies eon have their combings made tip.
BBASCH BABBEB SHOP
In Sandy Hook, opened every Wednesday and
Saturday afternoon eShop next to the Post Office
tS Only ONE. DOLLAR A YEAH.
KEWTOAVN, COJVPS'., NOV. 1C5, lf-t77.
Ho tnuttt lw young In ye urn, in wiridom old ;
Metfk iw tliQ lamb, yet ua the ltun bold ;
Must guide our bouls to realuiK of fudlotw day,
Yet let tin choom: our own nwcut, hijufiil wuy.
Sole ran yet social , thoughtful yet ur):anc,
Hi dignity most careful to muinittin,
JTo suit the elders he iuunt be 'true blue,"
To please the young folk must be "jnlly" too.
Ills preaching taunt be brilliant, yet profound ;
Theology the Boiiudeut of the Mound
Munt prove bin doctrine back from Paul to Moses
'Tuen down to Culviu, eer his nfrnii0D closes.
He munt be truined in BpeakiiiK "ejettmpore,"
Yet ne'er repeat bin phrases o'er aud o'er,
And wht-n we want s written sermon, theu
M'iKt wield a jeaciy aud a practiced pen.
W hile hurling tortli the tliundtrm of (he law,
With honeyed swectne munt be skilled to draw,
Must be a potent iustrunujit to use
In tilling up a tioore of empty pews.
Quick to d'.'tt ct unliceused isms,
Prompt to euiiprsu unriyliteoun nchiHii.fi,
He must reserve the hardt-fet of bis knockw
To humch uyam.it the ruuk unorthodox,
Munt preach two rousing sermoi s every Sunday,
An J feel the fresliureai-h ucceedinp Monday ;
Munt bring to WedneHduy eveninj,' meeting
A burdent'4 soul, yet cheerful ChriKtiun greeting.
Hiri heart re;fete with every Faintly gruce,
A holyc ilm must rest upon bin lace ;
With Ful uplifted to thi sacred .skies,
He ruvflt be platining to "ecouomize."
And e'er he break to ns tlie Pre ad of Life,
He must be furnjslied with a comely wife :
For childien he shouid think ti.e Gruciotts Gitr,
Yet not be burdened with too full a quiver.
If, Itev'n nl Sir, this scrap siiould meet your eve
While looking for a pulpit, pleune apply
Our teinis? good Brother, come, in faith believing
You'll be more blest iu giving1 than Iving.
Loan ins: a Lover.
A VKHY DANdGKOUS KXrEHtMENT.
My sister l'lttricm wus iin lioiress.
SlnniRe enough, for we had always been
terribly poor down ut Lowlrridge, niy
widowed mother bringing up her four
daughters with the greatest difficulty ;
but when brought up were worth look
ing lit, I believe. Healthy habits and
frugal living are apt to make good con
ditions, and Bess, and Amy, and Patri
cia mid I were as bright and handsome
jjirls as are often seen.
Bess and Amy were twins, with eyes
its blue us the sea near which they were
born, rosy cheeks, and long, light-brown
curls; Patriea was a sparkling brunette,
while I was as perfect a blonde, with
crinkled hair, like molten gold. Great
had been our excitement when Aunt
Betty wrote from Fnirlmven :
'Beak Sisteu-in-Law : I am going
to do myself the pleasure of visiting you
this Summei. 1 hear that brother Abel
left four girls, and 1 want to see them. I
am gettlfig on in veins, and will mitke
one of them my heiress," etc.
Aunt Betty, of Fairhnven, wits Worth
a hundred thousand dollars if she was
worth a cent.
Well, in due time she came, She put
up at the hotel, for our cottage nt Low
bridge wasn't big enough to hold her,
with her maid, coachman, and carriage;
but fortunilely that was close by, and
she spent the larger half of three days
We all thought Bess would be her
choice, for father had named her Eliza
beth for Aunt Betty, though she had al
ways been "Bess" with us ; but it was
uot either of the twins, and it wiib not I
it was Patricia.
'Where did that girl get her black
hair J" Aunt Betty asked, us soon as she
"J think she looks like my brother
Luke, don't you ?'' asked the mother,
with a wisltul look,
"'J'he very image of liiin," answered
AuuL-Btdly, turning pale.
I divined then, us 1 learned afterward
that Uncle Luke had been a lover of
Aunt Betty's, when both were young,
before her marriage, and the fact seemed
to have a power over ber.
She looked at Patricia until Ibe girl
blushed rosy-red, apd would have slip
per) out of the room, when she Galled her
to her, and drawing her down upon her
knees on a footatool before her, she put
a withered haul each side of the young
cheek, and said., warmly :
"My dear, you shall be my heiress."
So it was Patricia she chose to leave
her money to ; but we were not left out
in the cold, for she sent the twin who
were only sixteen, to a convent school
for two yers, and invited me, with Pa
tricia, to the Hermitage
It was her home a stately old man
sion of gray stoup, gloomy looking on
the outside, but luxuriously comfortable
and beautiful within, without being in
the least modern. We had each a maid
and the free use of the horse and car
riage. After making this provision for
our comfort, Aunt Botty excused herself
from making company of Us, and we
were free as air to enjoy .ourselves as we
chose, provided we did not interfere
with her naps. We chose to mike a
grcnt many pleasant acquaintances, guid
ed conscientiously by Aunt Betty's wish
es, and the result was, that I returned to
Low-bridge in the Summer, engaged to
Mr. Clyde Sherrington. Ho was
wealthy, handsome, agreeable, well
connected. Everybody said, " Gertrude
has done well for herself."
That autumn Aunt Betty died. Pa
tricia was to come into possession of her
fortune in a year, at the age of twenty
one full and undisputed p issession of
It was arranged that we were all to
come to the Hermitage to live. We did
so, and bad lived there quietly, as n as
becoming, for nearly a year, when Pa
tricia made the acquaintance of Mr
She met him at a funeral of all
places 1 the occasion caused by the
death of our nest neighbor, General I)e
Lacy, Gage Redmond being a neighbor
of his. He was well connected, but
poor as a church mouso, people saiil ;
" so, of course, he was after Patricia's
fortune," mamma declared.
" Patricia is rich and beautiful. Pray
don't let her marry a fortune-hunter,
mamma," said I, looking up from a letter
I was writing to Mi. Sherrington
" I would not, if I could help it ; but
what authority have I, G-rtrude f ' said
my mother. In a few months Patricia
will be in undivided possession of her
fortune. We are here only by courtesy.
The Hermitage is her home. I have no
right to control her whatever."
" But your influence, mamma ?"
" Will have very little effect if she
sets her heart on this Gage Raymond.
Pray, slop staring vacantly out of the
window, Gertrude, and attend to what I
say. I want assistance in this matter."
" Please excuse me. I am thinking of
my own affairs just now, mamma. They
may be of no consequence to you, bat
my letter is of some importance to me."
I did not mean to be saucy, only pet
tish ; and mamma, having had long ex
perience with four heudslrong girls, bore
with me quite patiently,
" Well, finish your letter, Gertrude,
and then advise with me."
But my train of thought was broken,
and after a few moments I put the sheet
in my writing-desk.
" What can't bo accomplished openly
must be done by stratagem, mamma. It
is probable this Gage Redmond is after
Patricia's money. She is a great prize,
matrimonially. Well, you say that I am
prettier than Patty. Suppose I play de
" What ?" cried mamma. .
" Mr. Redmond is dark and reserved.
I am fair and volatile. Don't you think
he would appreciate my style of beauty
if I took a little pains to make him do
" But Mr. Sherrington ?"
" I will tell him. He will not object.''
" I think he will."
"Oh, no ! he will be interested in the
good of the family. He conies next
week. Fortunately, Patty is sick with
a cold, and Mr. Redmond can see but
little of her until then."
Quite pleased with my scheme, I ran
up stairs to give Patricia her cough drops
silting down at the window of her room,
and bowing cordially to Mr. Redmond,
whom I could see writing in his uncle's
study, in the great mansion across tho
way. The larches hid all the house but
that one window. He was there a good
deal, and I reflected that Patty's blue
silk curtains were more becoming to my
style of beauty than hers.
"I'll bring mymbrTVureryupnnd sit
with you, Patty." I said.
"Do," she said. "I'm tired of watch
ing the evergreens swaying about against
that gray Spring sky."
So I filled my lap with rose-colored
worsted, and framed myself in ibe blue
window drapery for Mr. Redmond' ben
efit. Just the colors to set off the tnow
and pink of my complexion. I bad the
satisfaction of meeting his eyes more than
once wnen J glanced.ovcr the way,
"Seems to me you've wonderfully
good spirits, Gert," remarked Patricia,
The DcLacy dinner bell rang.and Mr.
"Well, 1 must take tbem in another di
rection now." I San rising. "1 can t
give any more time to yon, sis, for 1
want to finish iny blue silk snit before
Mr. Sherrington comes.
take a nap."
Patricia settled herself obedteuUy
among her cushions, buuuenjy ne
ifted her beautiful head,
"Has Mr. Redmond called to iiKiuine
for me to-day, Gerty V
'No, I believe not," I replied indiffer
She showed a moment's surprise, then
settled herself on her couch aguin, and
in Ave minutes was sleeping sweetly.
The blue silk suit was finished, and,
having laid aside my half-inoiirning for
Aunt Betty and donned it, tho family
pronounced the effect "charming. "
"Is Mr. Sherrington coming to-day.
Gertrude ?" asked mamma.
"I want to say to you, dear, that on
Mr. Sherrington's account, I don't think
you had better " she whispered, but
I interrupted her by my exit from the
Tlie next train brought Mr. Clyde
"Row delightful that the Spring is at
hand," said he ; the sunshine growiug
warm, and the grass, springing ! I passed
a bit of wood coming up from the sta
tion that is full of arbutus. We will have
some delightful walks, Gerty. I am very
tired of city life."
"Yes, Clyde dear ; but you see I have
been obliged to make a little plan which
will interfere somewhat with that ar
rangement," I replied, quickly. In fact
for the family good, you know, I want
to lend you ti Patricia 1"
"Lend me to Patricia !"
"Yes : while I lure away a most ineli
gible suitor she has Mauiuni and 1 con
cede that it is the only way," I added.
Patricia has a fortune of one hundred
thousand dollars you know."
" Well, we think this Mr. Gage Red
mond is after her money. He is only a
briefless lawyer. We can't afford to let
Patty make such a match as that.aud so,
as I don't think I'm a totally uninterest
ing person do you, Clytlef Iaiu go
ing to try and flirt a little with Mr. Red
mond. Now, you won't be a bear and
say no, will you, dear? And you'll try to
help us by devoting yourself a bit to Pa
tricia, won't you ?"
At first my companion did not believe
that I was in earnest, but when convinc
ed of my sincerity his astonishment was
inexpressible, 1 remember that he stain,
mered out some faint injections, but I
would not listen, and before retiring
that very night I whispered to mamma
that I had made it all right with Mr.
Sherrington, and she had only to ou
sel ve how nicely 1 would manage the
I sent Patricia off in the morning to
find aibutus with Mr. Sherrington,
while 1 waited to receive Mr. Redmond.
When he came 1 was in the garden,
and had ordered lunch an hour ear.ier
than usual. My pale blue silk looked
beautiful on the lawn glass,
"Pray come and see my tulip9, Mr.
Redmond," 1 called, as he walked up the
He came, pleased enough, and ns he
was especially fond of flowers I had
no difficulty in detaining him for half
Then, seeing him look at his watch, I
" We won't defer lunch waiting by
for Patricia, for Mr. Sherrington is with
her. They have gone roaming off after
Spring flowers, and may not return these
three hours. Come in and have a bit of
chocolate, Mr. Redmond, I made the
chocolate myself, and can recommend
Si I kept hint for another half-hour,
and he left pleased with ais visit.
Patricia and Mr. Sherrington came
back only fifteen minutes after the usual
lunch-hour, the former so delighted with
a profusion of pink arbutus as hardly to
heed when a servant informed her tuat
and staved with Miss Gertrude
She had pot the rosy clusters in her
dark hair and on the bosom of ucr grace
ful gray dress, and, flushed with her
long ranib'e, I think I never saw her
look so perfectly lorely.
" He has been here. Very nice of you
to keep her out of the way so long," 1
whispered to Clyde.
Ile looked nt me queerly, but said
nothing. I did not want bin) to expos
tulate with me, as I believe he wished to
do, and so kept apart from him during
the evening, leaving him to play and
sing with Patricia.
He was interesting, wjlh his very nat
ural manner of reserved modesty. I was
glad that Patricia found him so. He
b&d pale, silken hair tbt tel), jo shad.
Price, SI. 00 A Year
owy curls, over a beautiful! forehead ;
oft,dark eyes, aoftly modulated tones.
He contrasted nicely with her dark, spir
"Clyde has an elder brother Ray
mond just Cue one for JTMricia," I
mused. " I wonder if It eaao be
But I soon had my bands full, for, a
all tours of the day and night Mr. Ref
njoudcame to the Hermitage. Aid it.
was riot long before my success as a de
coy was patent to the most careless ob
server. He akel only for " Miss Gert
rude, " He come solely to Bee me.
In three weeks the crisis burst upon
me. He proposed:
"I used to think Mr. Sherrington was
your lover," be saiJ, standing before me,
the light on bis frank, handsome face,
" but late observation has shown me
that his visits here are for your sister.
Since you are free, then, will you not
marry me? I am support you well,
Gertrude, or I wonld not ask you to
bind your future to mine. The death of
my grandfather two years ago left me
$50,000, beside some real estute. I have
a pleasant home on the Hudsonretired,
but elegant to which I would like to
lake you. What do you think, Gert
rude? Could you be contented to leave
your friends and live at Rose Cottage
with me ?"
My amazement allowed me to stammer
nothing intelligible. In some indistinct
way I temporized the matter, aud begged
Mr. Redmond to give me some time for
He went away, making an appoint
ment for the next evening.
So thunderstruck was I by the reye!r
lion of Mr. Redmond's wealth that (
wandered about the house in dazed
way, not heeding how mamma was fret
ting about Patricia, who hud gone to
ride with Mr. Sherrington.
' What is the matter, mamma f Is H
going to storm ?" I said, at last.
To storm ? Nonsense ! Where are
your eyes, Gertrude? But it is nearly
nine o'clock. Patricia has been gone
seven hours with Mr. Sherrington, aud
I know something is wrong.'
' What ?" I demanded, arousing my.-
" I don't know."
Nine, ten, eleven and twelve o'clock
passed. No carriage no news.
At noon the next day the buggy drove
into the yard. Patricia and Clyde Sher
rington alighted. Patricia coolly present
ed her husbtnJ. They had Oeen married
the evening before by our pastor at Lo v-
"So nice and quiet." said Patricia,
No fuss no notoriety."
" You needn't hesitate to take Gage
now, Gertrude, he's dead In love with
you, and, as I like Clyde best, I thought
I'd decide the matter without .any com
plications." 1 think I was dumbfounded, Rut I
found my tongue when Mr. Redmond
came that evening, and I said " Yes,"
I give my experience for the bo6
of others. It is dangerous loaning ona1
The Compensations of Poverty.
The prayer of Agur, "Give me neither
poverty nor riches," has always secured
to me the best that could be offered, To
have enough to be comfortableanil
tn feel that it i enough, and to he grate
ful for It, Is the essence of happiness.
Yet, what we would call a modest com petence,
many would styja aftter poverty
so entirely different are our ogllooks
hi life ; and those who "dwell in m&rble
halls," and possess elegant qu.ipges,
horses, wardrobes and furniture, can
hardly believe that those who have two
story houses, plainly furntahed, without
even a stable, can know the enjoyments
that riches bring to them. But many ot
the people who now live in luxury were
not Japped in it in their youth, but were
I bum and nurtured in small houses, with
lime to spare 10 ueaumy tueir urmuuu
ings ; and yet the old home possesses a
pharm to tjem that their own palatiaj
bouse never could possess.
And are they so much happier, now
that I hey are surrounded by gorgeous
upholstery, and "siller hae to spare f
No indeed ! Poverty bas its couipen,
tiotis;nd the enjoyment of being afcla
to make a little go a great way bas a
real xest which the spending pf thoufe
ands could not produce. To he sore J'00,
cannot walk with dua dignity into
shop, and select whatever suits your
taste, without giving a thought to it
price or being compelled to take a cheaps
ci article, because your purse does nof
contain sufficient to allow yon fa puo
chase the more expensive' one Yog
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