lecta of note to ligktMwrs-tblDlu tlir
Is no bolter lime to is the lurruuniliciR
country than when tin mo li above tbe
borlmn. The most be could do wu to
point out the direction of tbe North pole
m described by "Joel end 1" which
etuU to be satisfactory to tbe afore!!
g ent)tnen, fur tbey turned beck tU
living one long lingering look towards
Bomb, where "Hummers'' ere always
bright Lotert of teener f ,( lake warp
er, not try to ntcend the Mount after
Leavr blow of mow, nod tbe but rays
of ilgbt bare disaiieared.
Tbe children of O. O. Blsksmsn ere
Dow in a fair wjr to teenier from tUalr
late sickness, typhoid fever. Tbe ease
xf one deserves sneaia mention. for
three deye her life wu despaired of, but
by tbe commit end untemlttlDg Cure of
Hie attending pbysiclno, Cclett A. Itene
.diet, together with tbe knowledge end
kill to apply tbe proper reetorativee,
be wu brought back ao far aa to Joave
little doubt of speedy recovery, much to
Abe joy of tbe lamlly and friends.
The disease which raged with aucb
violence for a few day among tbe cattle
M P. fj. Botaford. taking oil three of
tbe number, bai leased, for a lime at
left ; no more now oases at tbli writing.
A little boy of Mrs.. A. Lewis, while
playing with an as last Saturday, cut off
the end of a finger. The fact wat In
.tantly made known to the mother, with
out tbe aid of the telephone. It was plac
ed in position by Dr. Uenedict, and from
HnnmrAnrML ha will soon be able to Bet-
He that 'little unpleasantness" with the
Mrs. H. B. Botaford, with her little
oo, la In Danuury, spending a few
weeki at "Hilver Lawn." Mrs. J. H.
Botaford, who baa been visiting In that
place (or a lew daya, has returned Dome
ucb improved iaeallh. ,, WR.
(Br Oca BfccixL Cnaauroimiirr.)
Habtford, Fkb 7, 1878.
Editor of the Ike ;
Deab Sir: Yesterday closed the door
Against all "new matter for legislative
action. Two hundred and fifty bills,
petitions and resolutions were presented
yesterday. Among the resolutions was
one in reply to tbe famous Smith sisters
.essay, petition, or whatever it was, in
which tbey' regretted that tbey were
born women. Representative Mooney
introduced the "reply'1 which "brought
down tbe bouse." Life insurance seems
to be in great disfavor. There is evi
dently something "rotten in Denmark."
The ubarter Oak ana uontinentat snouia
be wouDd up so tight that the main
springs would break, and. then it would
be well to "smash the clock," The tem
perance question will occupy much time
and some exciting debates will be had on
this ever persistent question. It Is too
rarrty to decide who is leader on either
'"aide of the House. ' Mr. Gallagher, of
New Haven, is most prominent on the
democratic side. On the other, Mr. Per
ry, of Fairfield, and Mr. Frisbie, of Far
jnington, are equally prominent. Hart
ford: is livel, and New Haven must feel
that a little more work for tbe capitol in
New Haven would have paid, Kep.
It U expected that the sociable will
meet at Mr. Egbert Warner's, on Thurs
day of this week, . . It will be a good
chance for the young people to assemble
in the evening, as Mr. Wajner is a to
jciabUtam, and enjoys company ne plut
Tbe weather has been so unpleasant
on Friday nights for tbe last two weeks
that the Lyceum has not had any debate.
Tbe question for discussion is:
Sesolved. That the Bible does teach
tbe eternal conscious suffering of the
If the weather is. favorable no. doubt
there will be a large attendance, as sev
eral are expected From adjoining towns.
A general invitation is extended to any
' and all 'who wish to take part in lbs dis
'. Brookfleld Is a very quiet town, nor
Aas tue quietnde as yet oeen disturbed
- or tbe appearance of mad docs, A cm
"-Zen of our place came very near being
bitten by a doga few nights ago, while
.returning borne lroni me iron wonts.
He was overtaken by a dog who intend
ed to stop bis progress, and be did, As
tthe man had bo means of defence be bad
io do as best he eouid until the owner of
4og came along and put a stop to the
The ice men have been very busy dur
ing the past week, gathering ice.
. .Bennett & Wetmore have just got
ready to make tbe nickel-plated shears.
Tbey have been some time making prep
arations, putting in new machinery
Tbey expect to make qaality second , to
.none in tbe country.
. John Baleman is expecting to make
great improvements on his place on
Tbe Franklin Division S. of T. is in
jauito a prosperous condition, and is get
ting more and more attractive. It has
Just initiated tores inew memoers ana
more are expected, 1 It has already saved
many of our yonng men who were well
on tbe downward road to destruction.
Editor of the Btt
Dbab Sis: The fourth of the series
Ot sociables for the "Island'' neighbor
hood came off at the house of J. B. Gil
lette, on last Tnesday evening, and prov
ed such an enjoyable time that it was
with difficulty the old folks and children
veould be persuaded away1 jn proper sea
These sociables are growing more and
more popular, owing to the absence of
'formality, tbe variety of amusements
the conversation of some, the games, the
general merriment, and also the regula-
- lion that tbe refreshments shall be of tbe
simplest, thus making it no task, but all
pleasure, for tbe hostess of the evening.
The next in course will be held at tbe
house of Q. C. Peck, when it is hoped
will be present, not only all the regulars
but also those "popular clerks'' who have
- once or twice helped out in the fun.
If laughter is conducive to health, I
think no doctor will expect a call from
this neighborhood this WinUr. It has
been suggested by some who evidently
enjoy these gatherings, that after going
the rovods, giving all the nine families
dsamDiised in this district, a visit, they
shall end off the festivities with a dancing
party, at the house of Josiab Booth, that
having been their starting point
I think your ont-of-towu readeis must
conclude that Newtown, as a town, must
ha a "sociable" place, in tbe Winter, and
that her famed "city boarders" are not
1 that keep tbe town alive. H.
at Taylor 4 Hubbell's 10 dollars per
x) .if mA mnA or in aa law aa the
Soutrvilli Comm.. Fkb, Bib 1878.
Editor of the Uh :
Dkab Bib: I saw In your paper, t
statement that an Editor was Ilk a pike,
ready to caicb at an Item, so I thought I
would send you one. Mar Is what my
self and son with the help of one hired
man, have raised on our farm tbe past
year, or more properly speaking within
eight months. 1 an slaty-eight years
old. Oops raised; Rye, ISO bushels;
corn, 800 bushels; oats, tOO bushels;
Buckwheat, M bushels; potatoes, lot
bushels ; tobacco, 000 puuuds ; pork fat
ted, 0.000 Ibe ; Bprlng pigs, 24 1 fall pigs,
18 ; calves raised, 7. We laid one hun
dred rod of stone fenea, and got out WO
Now for what I have sold. Wood,
40; railroad ties, 1200; cows, $108; for
labor on highway, 18 ; tobacco, $940;
potatoes, $50 ; oats, ft ; ry,410 ; Boring
plga.124; Fall pig. 13; Pork, $430:
from lialltoad, for fence, $'t. I will
stale that all Ilia tobacco wm not raised
In one year. 1 have also an Income from
8 cows, and 70 hens, wbicb I have kept
no account or. Now, Mr. Editor, I see
no reason why people need cry hsrd
times. I have seen harder times than
these in my past life. Tbe best cure for
bard times is for a man to pull off his
coat, roll op his sleeves, and go to work
with a will, save all that he Dosslbly can
give all that be possibly cau, and leave
me rest to (he Lorn, ana ne win surety
prosper and come out all right. Tbe to
tal income has been $1,720.
. W. Vobb.
(We take pleasure in publishing the
above letter, as It shows what a plucky
Connecticut farmer can do, and that too
at tbe ripe age of 68. Farmers often
complain of bard times, and some of
them sigh for tbe far west, yet with the
example of Mr. Ford before us we fain
would say to all such, stay at home, and
work your farms with the same energy
aa this old gentleman and correspondent
mast have employed, and you will think
less of the west, and reap as much here
as there. J
AS A RELIABLE KEMEDY for
Coughs, Colds, Hoarseness, or any affec
tion of tbe throat and chest, use, accord
ing to directions gives on each bottle,
Madame Zadoc I'orier'i Cough JJattam.
It is always reliable, and tbe possession
of a single bottle may. In case of a sud
den attack, prove to be wortb fifty times
Its cost. . ,nold Dy Druggists everywhere.
That I am offering for tbe next thirty
days my entire stock of Winter clothing
at cost. Come and see tbe great bargains
that can be had of ,
COUESE OF ENTERTAINMENTS.
S1TUBDAY EYE., FEB. I6tk
" AT 8 P. M,
The Celebrated Elocutionist
Humorous and Dramatic Reader.
Of Chicago, Illinois I
Will gin aa entertainment for the BENEFIT OF
THE NEWTOWN LIBRARY.
' He ia ptenonnced hj preas and publle aa aupe-
rior to aj in hit profesalon.
Doors open at 7 P. &f . Entertainment prompt
ly at 8.
Ticketa for aale at Poat-offlce. The aaleefBe-
aerved Seata wiU commence Tburaday aoon, Feb,
For reference aee local colnmna.
NfWTowa LiBBimr Column,
'Mel am. TW u at
aaJ nana. s4 MH. Wa4 a4 r7.
Im. aMMW Sk
'KaawhftU." It H a km -eJeaa.
tails "BOOOrf OOaNIB." mlalasto.
rtM rant. smm, saw
OPERA-HOUSE, D ANBURY,
TUESDAY EVENING, FEB. I9TH.
The following talent will appear :
Mr. Cbas. B. liawley, Basso, N; T. City.
Mr. Alex. Gibson, ' Solo Pianist, Norwalk,
Mr. Geo. E. Ives,
Also many of the leading soleisU from Dnbory, Bethel, and New Milford,
assisted by a GRAND CHORUS of SIXTY SELECTED VOICES.
Ticketa will be for sale at Tirgil 'Barnum's drug stow, Main itrexst, Datv
bnry, Wednesday, Feb. 13th, at 8 o'clock . m, whew reserved leaU may be
selected without sxtra charp.
District or hiwtowh at. rreoet vmn,
r.i. 4i b. tut.
bun of ahaaitat I. Butter, lata el Mevtawa,
la Mid buwwt,
Tlu Court ot J-roItu fcjf IB Platelet of
Iowa batfe limited end allowed ssi savaUu trees
Um taw luueof Iw U Creditor of said !.
lirmlij luHlml, ia whlaa to esolblt their
eleime thereto i ud has appelated Bueeoa S
reek ul frederlci tuaaalwra, Emu., Ma ej
lewtawa, Coiaatlsaleaar tensest n4 aiaiaaas
VtrtUtod B CHARLES FAIBHAW, Judge.
The sabsaribsrs sirs eoMe that lAT shall mm
at the dwelling et Mid deeaaoed, la wd Kewtowa,
am tua 4th day o( May, lilt, aod sth of Aacwt
at the Probsts Omo.. at I o'olork, la lh afwr
auM, so uch(Mld d;i, tor itu foi-poM at
UaOWf OB UW SUAiQMM mm vpoibuafkk
Diaisun p. rtti
AU pdnoas ladahud U mm Batata act raqMM'
4 to InaAa lamadlata pajmaat to
autKUMa B. HAWLaT. Kxacawis.
A full assurtmenL Great variety on
hand all warrauled-al 8. N. Beccker's,
near railroad depot, Bridgeport, Cons),
I offer for sale, er will xchaaze for a
pair ol oxen. a good turns ana work norse.
Those wish lug to buy, or exchange, will
apply to me. -
The "Lattin Homestead" situated la
the south-eastern part of Newtown, late
Iv orcanied bv N. B. Lattin. deceased.
A pleasant location or arxMit oa aerss.
enquire oi manct uattib,
On the premises.
Hurrah for the Holidays
Have a fine assortment of Holiday
Goods which they offer at prices reduced
to meet tbe times. -
A GREAT VARIETY OF
Toys, Games, Fancy
Books, &c, &c.
Specially adapted for Cbriatmaa Present.
THK BEST ASSORTMENT OF GENTS'
Scarfs, Ties, & Collars
Good Lamp Chimneys, 5c.
Pure Gum Rubber Boots,
$3.00 and $3.20 per pair.
English Kip Boots,
(beat in market) only Warranted.
THE BEST $3 KIP BOOT ,
aver shown ia this placs.
BEST BAIS1ZC8 Ten t per. pound.
Cheaper than they hare been ia 13 yean.
iBest Shell Oysters
Constantly on hand. tl.M per bushel.
CANDIES I BANDIES I
of which we make a specialty, la large assortment
ALL WINTER GOODS MARKED DOWN.
Fine White Sugar Eoute Syrup for
A Fine Article of WHITE
WHEAT FLOUR at $8.00
per Bbl., Warranted. PAT
ENT PROCESS FLOUR at
$10.50 and $1 1 per Bbl.
Tryour e0 VMRS1QN BOAPi l-t
bare for 85c. Equal to tyttent or Bumell'i
Vte Dobbin- White ELEOTBIO SOAP,
only 10c. per bar. Beit Soap in market
We are aa-enti in thia town for the Minnemlm
Superlative latent Flour, which we guaran
tee to be the best Flour in market, at the price we
Another arrival of that NEW CROP JAPAN TEA
at 35c. per lb. , 8 lbe. lor $1 Beat Tea ia tewa for
Give us a call and be convinced that
this is tbe place to buy your good.
Cornet Soloist, Dtjbory.
V S VVfW Ij-HI'rW. - ti -'Z
The aaderslgned respectful! annonncei to the people of Newtown sad vicinity, and the geierat trswelint; pub
lic, that the above Hotel Is now open for bus-kens, and that no efforts will be spared to add to the comfort and
pleasures of ill guests. The table k well supplied with the lost that the market affords. Onr accommoda
tions for Sleighing and Dancing parties are unsurpassed, and entertainment provided at short notice. Solicit'
ing a share of public patronage, I am respectfully, GEORGE H. BROWNE, Proprietor. '
DISTBICT OF NEWTOWS ia. Probate Court,
February 7th, 187S.
Eitate of Betaey flatt. late of Newtowa.Coan.,
ia aald Dlatriot, deceased.
The Court of Probate for the District of New.
town hath limited an 1 allowed eix montha from
the date hereof for the Craditora of aaid Batata,
reprMented insolvent, in which to exhibit their
elalma thereto ; aad haa appointed John M.
Beardalee, Aaron Banford and Simeon B. Peek,
laqe., ef KewtowB, Conn., Commisnionara to re
ceive and examine eald Claims,
Certified by CHARLES F AIRMAN, Judge.
The aubacribera gire notice that they ahall meet
at tbe houae of Horace Piatt, in aaid Newtown, on
the let day ef Jane, and at the Probate Office 7th
day of August. 1878, at o'clock, in tbe forenoon.
ea each ot aaia aaye, ror tue purpose oi aiteuaiug
en the business of eald appointment.
JOHN M. BKAKD8LEE. '
1 61ME0N B. FECK,
All persona Indebted to aaid Eatata are requeat-
ea e uu issmeatate payment to
PulLO Vl.AitK.lfi, Aomimatrator,
Rev. JAS. P. HOYT, A. M., Principal.
Pupils of aU ages received at any time,
sad instructed teparately. Tuition low
er than in any similar school. For Cir
culars, Redactions in Tuition, etc., ap
ply to the Principal.
Is hereby given to the owners of dogs
within the town of Newtown, that all
does shall be. for tbe space of sixty days
from tbe date hereof, closely confiued.or
if suffered to run at large, then said dogs
shall be securely muzzled, and any dog
found running at large, without being
so muzzled, may be killed by any person,
JAMiSS A WIIiBUJN,
RALPH N. BETT8 Jb.,
Justices of the Peace.
: Dated at Newtown Jan. 28, 187a
Vitiating Rulee for Rettraining Bogs.
. See. 25&, Chapter 12A, of the Oene-
rat btaluue of uonnecticut:
' Every person, who shall violate any of
the rules made by two justices of tbe
peace for restraining or destroying dogs,
and legtUy published and posted, shall
forfeit seven dollars.
H. L. WHEELER.
Stoves, Tin, and
Great Xeduetien in Price of Slartt.
Cell aad see onr new PARLOR 8TOVE : took,
the High.at Premium at the World's Fair.
ebbing done et thort notice.
Htore in Newtown, in the rear of Hen
ry Sanford's store.
D. CAMP, Agent.
At my itore In Sandy Hook may b found a full
tock ot Tin Ware, and tttovet of lbs latest lm-
groTtd patterns, consisting of Parlor aod Citchsn
loves. I hava also ia mf Furniture Department
a spltndld Mlectioa of Bedroom tiuites, very
hap, horn SM to $M. Alao Lounges, Chil
dren's CuTlagaa, ate, floods daliverod free ef
H. L. WHKKLSR.
To All Whom It May
Tidings of Great Joj
I bring to all who have Soleless Boots
or holes in their Shoes. No more
need to go to Sandy Hcok.
Get your work done by
A. B. L0CKW00D,
the renowned Boot and Shoe man,
who has opened a shop over Black-
man's Market, for the purpose of
MAKING AND REPAIRING
BOOTS & SHOES
in the LATEST STYLE, and in the
VERY BEST MANNER.
ill Work Done h j Ceopeteit
ive me a call and I will try te
please yon, :
A. B. LOCKWOOD
IE SELL GOODS
SUSTAIN OUR REPUTATION
To Reduce Stock Previous to Taking Inventory.
All our Winter Goods
To make room for the Largest Stock of
SPRING CLOTHING & FURNISHING GOODS
EVER. OFFERED IIV BRIDGEP'T.
AT THE ACTUAL COST.
All WINTER GOODS
Lead in Low Prices, Satisfy the Purchasers, and induce the Public to study
economy by purchawng NuW of .'
THE COMBINATION STORE OF
317 MAIN STREET,
Wm. II. Ivers & Co.,
Nos. 96 to 108 Fairfield Avenue,
(One Door froia Main St.),
Every rarlety of Granite or Marble for afona
aaeota or Headstones.
Orders far lettering ia oeaieterlaa will receive
prompt and caret al attention.
Honej of Horekound and Tar
roa Tits eras or
Ceostaa, Colds, Iflaen. Heaneness, DiSenU
Br. iblag. aod all Affeetioue ol tbe tliroat,
Sroadual Tubes, and Lots, loadlDS
(rices SO crate and $1 per bottle.
Oreat earing to bnj lar(e aise.
"Pike's Toothache Drops"
cure in 1 minute-
SOU) BT ALL DaCOOISTi.
C. at. CmtTtiw. Tiiim. 1 kn.M- J.
DIM GRANITE WORKS ,L. . . n
AS ADVERTISED ! !
at piices that Challemre all
J (JO -J E FOSTER
For one-quarter of a cent a day,
or 1 Dollar a year.
Handsomely Illustrated. For all Jtraaess),
sardeatra, graiD-gTowera. stocksiaen, aalrj.
men, and all interested In this great industry,
for all who desire to learn about manures or fer
tilisers, about tbe beat methods of farm practise,
and all agricultural progress. Also contains art!
eleeon farmer, in Politic, Entomology, Moral
Architecture, Window OsrUeoing. 4c.
k TSUE FAEIIES'S PAPEJ.
PubtiabedinlstereaU at ProStable AgTUmltarej
'Kdence it but tducntei common tent."
Ask your Kawsdealer for It. lend tan eearts, ee -three
postage etaotpa, for a epedniea nilaber, to
S-IOnFlC fAHHER, Bostoa, Ifaa.
roe a cask or catammk
Tuat Sanford's RadieaJ Cm lo Ca
tarrh will not instantly reUen awl
apeediiy core. Beiereftces, Heasf
Vi elia, Km Wells, rrgo Co, Au
rora, N. V. : Wm. Bowea, lse Me.
Hatton, Urant A Bowea, It. Lews,
Teetimoaiai and aresatM by Basil.
Price, wita imrored lahaler. On
Dollar. S-' erery where. WEEX
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