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Malts opiu i From the South 11.20 a. m. and
4.U0 p. m. I'rom the North, li.iKi m. auil O.uO p.m.
Mails uIimo : Going North, lli.lu a. nt. and 4.45
"p. m. Going Houth, il.'ii a. ui. auil 4.45 p. m.
j Z. 8. I'kck, Jt. M.
Tntsrni Ohubcu. Mam Street, Rev. Tho. W.
lluiklui, Koi-tor. Hurvieua 1U.; a. in. SunJay
-ttcuool, l'J m. Afturuoou BdrWos at 1. .
CoMciuiiiJATioN Mulu Street, Hey. James F.
Hiyt, pastor. Hervioos, 10.10 a. m. Fellowship
Mooting, 11.40. Huu.luy School, l'J ni. Altcruouu
survive, 1 o'clock. Tub seat aro fruo.
Oathouo. Mulu Street. Hov Fathor Mcf-arton,
raator. Service, 10 13 a. iu. buaday Hcliool,
J.U0 p. m.
OuvsBmamch Juvkmiui Tcuruc No. 14. -Public
luuoLlug every Huuilay aruruoou at 5 o'clock, lu
ttoulu Cuutre Mt'hook Hkumo.
Ht. Patbu x sTaui-KBA-wcia Soeirrr. Rev. Father
Jainw MoCartou, President) A. Oullagber. Viuo
ProsiUuut ; X. J. Corbstt, Secretary ; 4. Aladlgau,
U'reaaurur. ,
N aw rows Lihrabt AssoOIatioW. Daniel G
Boers, PruaMeiit; Charles Uersft.rd. Viee-Presl-iut;
Mary K. Moryau. Tr.wrer; Mlaa Mary
JfcM a. Secretary: Miu Ourlotto Mcwus, uunn.",
Trustee a HUllaoa.
...i u iiu,.n l i: Hjwioy. B.,iKar c.
114 w toy.
MrWWtirf-lleT. Jamna Taylor. Paator. Service.
10:30 a. in.. 1:U0 aud 7:o p, m. Huuday School 11:
48 a tu. Prayer meeting, Thursday eveuiugs, 8 p.
lu. Meat free.
Sc. Johm'n OHu:h Rtr. Francis Barnett. Pastor.
forvioo. 10:00 a. m. and 1 p. iu. BuutUy school
l'J iu.
Cnmica Post. N. 4H. . A. B.-Meet In Sandy
Uoolt every Tuesday evening.
UBAKlrS LnlMMt lamCPKMlKST Onura
T.y.uiu. Meet in UaU over A. Bo
very Friday evening.
Hiha Uwot. No. W, F. A. MMoots in Masonic
1111. lHt aud itnl Wednesday of each month.
UoTAbAnt U Chaptkb, M H'ta second TUuraday
eai-h mouth In Masouio Uall.
Au-ha Juymilh Tbmplb No. 1. Moet In Lode
ilooiu over furniture store, every Sunday after
.aijou. at 4.30 o clock.
Oomnioue.ug on October aath, 1K.H :
nnu-tlutt tvaiua leavca Newtown at 10.47 a. in.
Joun-t at Hwlt.yvllloat 10.10 a. m. Arrive at
SatitnUyli an addU "mid conn. tlon la raaile with
tmiu paMiHK Ncwtowu at 1M p.m., WHU tra:n,
BrrivtunatUu lin. il at p. iu.
Jave UtUfl ld at HH). p. iu.. arriving iu Haw
eyvillo at O.Jo p. m. Counuct lor Newtowu at 7.0S
Bumlay inilk train leave MtrliHd;1 at 4.no p. in,
.rrivca at Hawltyvillo at 7.W p. m., couu tlug
with Uouaatouio milk train. pLATT
HuiMTiuU'B '.eut.
Otr llt. l.7.
i ...Tniiu Wv Kuuiu.iluiuii Nortu, at
lu.47 a. m.. aud 8.!W P. ui. Uoiug SouiU,
at .4
ud 11.40 a. ui.. aud 4.5S p. iu.
vmiuiit Traiu. uoiuit North, leave
1J.40 p. in, and 'iM p.m. Tliiougu Fre.gut at
V. m. Uoiug tioutli, Milk Tram at .' p. ui
Uay Milk Trmu at 7.43 p. iu.
10.47 a. iu. aud p. lu. Trauia connect at
lli-ookfiold Juuctiou witU te-iua lor Daubury
10.17 a. lu. Tralu luakea clone cimuoctiou at Statu
liua with U. A. bunt train lor Albany, witU
turougu car. arriving at'J.JOp.m., couudctiug witu
t be popular Chicago aud bt. Luuia Expreua tor thu
"Wit. . W p. m. Train luakea aloa.i couumstlon at
htute Uue .or Albany aud kae Weet, ajrivjug iu
Albuuy at 10.10 p. in.
Piuutuuger Tiuiux lrava Uawleyvillu. going North,
mt 10.S7 a. m. aud 4.4 p. ui. Uoiug Ujuiu, at IM
. iu, 11.30 a. lu, aud 4.4A p. tu.
10.57 a. ui. aud 0.44 p. in. Trai u ennuoct at
liriHikaold Juuctiou Willi traim tor luubury; ulno
or Albany and the Went.
Kxpnwa Freight, g'liug North, at l.'JO aud 7.50 p.
ou. Through Freight at 10.55 p. m.
Milk Tram, goiug Houth, at 1.0a p. iu. Sunday
Altlk Tram at 7 ..to p. tu.
Milk and Freight Trulua have paawiuger accomo
dation. pawwugcr trainn connect with Hhcpaug B. E. to
ud from Lit-UAeld. At ttuauu with C't. VVeHt. It. It.
Turough ticketa aold aud laiggage checked from
Newtowu for Albauy, Htratoxa, lluHulo, Suhiwu
alon ilriilgn or Nlaga 'a Fatl.t. lliiu ugo, Ht, Loina aud
prtunlpal poluU went. From iLnvieyvillo for
Albauy. Haratoga, Ku.t'ilo, Hu-pouHou itri.lge or
Miugai'a FuIIh.
It. O. AVERILL, Oeaeral Ticket Ag'nt.
L. K. Hril.l.SON, Actii;( Superiuteadcut.
Bridgeport Coun. Nov. 11 1M7H.
Danbury & JNormilk II. H.
Leave Danlmry for Houth
6: a. M.
' counn-tlng with train" for
, t New llven and Bridgeport.
1:00 r. M
SO p. M
:1I r. -rvFreight aud Pam.uer
9 0 a. in., 4 :o, Jt p. ui. Freight 11:10 p m.
Huuday Milk Tralu with Paaaeuger car attached
3eavna Danbury at 7:0 p in., arrtviug in Houth Nor
walk at l:10 p. m. Ueturutug, leave Houth .Yorwalk
ml 10:40 p. m.. arriving In luubury at IJ U4 a. in.
The 1:00 p. in. au. I 4:50 p. m. traiua couuect at
Jt.it hel for Litchneld.
Train arrive lu Daubury ' 1 m
1 .a p. iu. Freight 1:40 a. m.
lAf IIoIUmI for South Norwalk at 0:4J aud 10:00
jt ni., l:0ii, 4:57 aud 0:40 p.m. jiuuday milk 7:4J
p. tu
Leave Hjth.il for Panbury at 10::cl a. m., S:40.
41:4ft, 7:'JH p. m. Freight. I:'J0 a. m. Huudsy Accoui
ju'hUUoo, 1:45 p. m. Hunday Milk, 11:51 p tu.
Leave Uanlmry lur Botb L,at 0 :15 and W:50 a. in.,
I i00, 4:50 and 0:10 p in. Huuday Milk. 7:S0 p. m.
I.rare Uethnl for llawleyville at M;M a. in aud
l5:4jp. m L. W. S.VNUIFOUTH, HUPT.
Local Jottinss.
Whr Isn't a etrinsr around u cornfltild
a crow-bar?
Tho tjreatost curse of thu worltlng-
neu Htrl-kera
The conneotlng links botween man
-and beast sauHago.
Our Nowtown butchers alway etoak
Iean'iro iu iueut-ln their cuHtotuor.4.
Reo the Sotnctmen's call for a town
meeting next Huturduy.
Mr. S ttiniPl C. Glover loft town Tuos-
day for the West, for the purpose of buy'
lng cattle.
-Se advertisement of Mr. George II
falrtjlilld, who advertises carriuues for
Old Sport is wnlklnp; in tho Connecti
cut Armory, New Haven, and Is repeating
tho JNow lorlc fl.zie.
Mr. John O'Dolohery, Mrs. AIlls and
IMrs. Botsford were re-elected as teachers
of the Mandy Hook Sehool.
Mr. Levi N. IteynoMs and wife, of
KiMton, were in town last week visiting
-WAV"- w. Jicynoms.
TK firm of Hull & Itogew, of Dan.
Ibliry, haonn inereated hv the enter
utneo of Mr. Frederick Hull into the busi
ness. ... v
Mr. wm. J. Ick and daughter, Miss
Ella Dick, visited Now York city and
JUizaoetn, IN. J., last week.
Mr. Henry Chapman , brother of Mr,
w. r. Chapman, of Flainnuld, N. J., has
jiaa oeoft seriously in, but la Jmpioving
Miss Carrie E. Tyrrell has returned
to her home in Boxbury, after upending
the Winter with her uncle and aunt, Mr.
-and Mrs. Wm. Stillson. - ,
Myrtle Juvenile Temple, No. 26,hcJd
open meetings every Hunday at 5.30 p. m,
la upper room of Academy.
Miss Mary F. Feck left town on Mon-
' -lay morning to spend two weeks lu Now
London County in the interest of the
Juvenile work.
Mr. Thomas J. Corbctt, Principle,
and Miss Ella J. Pock, as aHslstant
teacher, were re-elected at a meeting of
Pototatuek Sehool District week before
Ilerson Osborn, formerly a clerk In
tho store of Han ford A Hawley, hasenter
ed the store of Mr. J. 11. Mteinuiun of An
J4onia. Mr. Frank Mitchell, of Newtown, and
Ml Emma Ju Ihou, of Southbury, were
married Wednesday evonlng last by Rev.
.H. J. JJryant, of South Britain. Tran
' script.
MJor C. T. Green arrived in town last
Thursday evening. He resides in Provi
dence, &. I., and is at prosont canvassing
tor the ale of hooks.
E. Ift, Teck and L. C, Gilbert of
XIuntlugtotn left town on Monday of last
week for DtiTals for the purpose of pur
. chasing catt'c,
lit. FrmArlck Ilawley, who was th
f Jalpr Wells, of Bridgeport,
! t Aug t, returned to Newtown
7, thOfaafl against him having
r -3-
nothor of Mn. John
r'lous acci
.0 a st
a ci BaiiaiBer "i mi
dont about three weeks ago whilo walli-
inir upon the lo in tho yard at the res'
idonce of Mr. J. B. Pock. Hae fell and
broke her right arm and dislocated her
shoulder. Dr. F. N. Bennett attended to
the lady's shoulder aud arm, and she is
dolus finely, considering her age, which
is about 72 yeai-s.
The subscriber has lost a case of
Ivory lUted instruments in a red rnoroo-
co case, for the examination of the heart
and chest. Any person returning the
sumo will be suitably rewarded.
DK. Wm. C. WILE,
Sandy Hook.
Mr.. John Osborn, of Cold Spring,
while splitting logs on Monday list, cut
his foot very badly.severing two arteries.
Dr. Wile was called and gave it necessary
serglcal attention. A
Mr. Amraon J. Taylor, clerk in L. B.
Booth's store, went home last week be
cause of sickness. We are in hopes that
he will soon return to his duties entirely
Don't forgot that splendid lecture on
Thursday night. Tickets 25 cts. ; Child
r ui 15 cts
Misses Florence S. and Mamie B.
Glover, accompanied by Miss Mamie E.
Hawley, left town Wednesday for a visit
to New York, stopping at the Sturtevant
House for a week or two.
Miss Mary Woffenden, of Sandy Hook,
who has charge of the White street school
lu Danbury, has on account of sickness
been granted leave of absence. Her
place as teactier is at present supplied by
Miss Ella Barnum.
Tho Danbury iVeirs says that recently
Dr. Wm. H. Ill dor successfully perform
ed the rare operation of transplanting a
tootii. The parties to this operation
were a Bethel resident and a lady of
Hot boxes delayed the up train at
Newtown and Hawleyville depots last
Tuesday evening. The new engine has
hardly got into good running order.
Mr. George Wakelee has purchased
the house at present occupied by Mr.
Wm. Crlbbin. Mr. Cribbin has purchased
the house owned by Mrs-George Couch.
The Ladies' Sewing Society was re
organized Thursday aftet noon, Feb. 27th,
at the house or Mrs. Smith r. Glover.
Mrs. Mluott Augur was chosen President,
and Mrs. Edward Taylor, Vice-President.
The Chief Engineer of the New York
and New England K. li., has advertised
for sealed proposals to finish the road
from Waterbury to Browstcrs, N. Y. This
looks like business, and tho friends of
road are anxious to see it completed.
Spring, bluebirds, sore throat, robins,
snow, wild geeso and mud, have put in
appearance. Hand organs aud monkeys
Mr. Goo. H. Adams, who died of
lockjaw last week, was known in this
town. He worked with his father when
the present building occupied bj' San
ford & Hawley was built six years ago.
Mr. Philo Clarke contributed an in
teresting letter to Mie Connecticut Farmer
last week. Mr. Clarke is a practical far
mer and his views have weight.
- Levi Itonk, who was arrested some
lime ago, charged with .stealing beef
from Mr. Patrick Carroll, of Sandy Hook,
was tried in Bridgeport, Tuesday, March
4th. He plead guilty and was committed
to jail, and will probably meditate for CO
Mr. Charles Warner, of Hawleyville,
moved into Newtown last Friday, and oc
cupies the house belonging to Mr. Philo
Clarke, near Mr. Clarkc"s';residence. Mr.
Warner is a mason and worked last Sum
mer for Mr. H. G. Crawford.
Mr. Sidney Middlebrook, of Sandy
Hook, has been seriously 111 for several
days. His sons, William and Frank Mid
dlebrook, came home last week to see
their father. On Thursday Mr. Middle-
hiook was not expected to live, but on
Friday ho was somewhat better.
Capt. Joseph Blackman is having tho
hourn), at present occupied by Mr. D. M.
lleynolcls, repaired. A new roof, siding,
ami cornice is oemg put upon it, oesio.es
reoalrs on the Inside. Mr. Georno W.
Stuart is doing the work. After April 1st
Mrs. Li. B. Cook will occupy th house.
Mr. B. F. Bally, .who will lecture in
Sanford's Hall next Thursday evening,
has the gift of interesting not only adults
but children. He is a capital story-teller
and his subject Is fresh and full of inter
esting facts that are not usually round
in books. Secure a reserved seat.
The attention of our readers is called
to the advertisement of H. G. Hand. Mr,
Hand sees the need of an increased bus
iness In consequence of the presentation
of two line boys, the gift of Mrs. Band
some few weeks ago. The boys aro so
near alike that each child wears a ribbor
onjits arm, one blue aud the other red
A young man named Robert Mos-
grove, aged 21 years and six months,
died quite suddenly last Friday night in
Handy Hook. He had been quite unwell
for some time with consumption, but was
out ou the street the same day that he
died. He had a hemorrhage of the lungs.
The funeral took place Sunday forenoon
at St Rose's Church and was attended by
a large number of sympathizing friends,
The show which was given In San
ford's Hall, Saturday nlght.by the South
ern Minstrel Troupe, (home talent) was
not a success financially, nor was it up to
trie standard of the average show. Mr,
E''an carried out the live-coal eating, etc,
aud did very well. The Cold Spring
Band furnished good music.
Tho question of organizing a brass
band is being strongly agitated by the
young peopla of Newtown, they already
having about the sufficient number required...-
The project is a irrand one, and
we tor one wish them success in their
new enterprise, aud hope that the matter
may not prove spasmodic, as has hereto
fore been the case.
Mr. Austin B. Blackman of Cold
Spring showed at our office last Saturday
a large hoot-owl which he caught in a
steel trap near his house a few days
since. It is certainly tho largest bird of
the kind we ever saw, its wings measur
ing four feet from tip to tip. lu its cap
ture the fowl-owners of that section will
experience a great relief, as It has car
ried on a contraband of unlawful trade
for some time.
ine good anu respcuiuiu j)wiei ihmi
on the road between Taunton and Bethel,
were annoyed last Sunday week, by a num
ber of drunken men driving furiously and
yelling loudly. One fellow was thrown
out or a ouggy and considerably aamagea
near the residence of Mr. Wheeler Drew.
Two men who came from Taunton drove
into Newtown Street and when near the
brick, building were upset. They were
drunk, and were doubtless part of the
crowd that gatherod in Taunton ou Sun
day, Feb. 25th. , '
Mr. Benj. F. Bailoy, of Danbury, will
lecture in Sanford's Hall, Thursday even
irtg. Subject: "Five years in Mexico,
lexas and the Confederacy." Mr. Bailey
lift lectured in many places during the
past inter, and in every instance his
lecture gave gnat satisfaction. Mr.
Bailey has traveled and what he has seen
ho relates in an interesting manner. In
Danbury the Opera House was crovvded
to hear him. He is an amusing, fluent
speaker. Come and hear him. Tho price
of admission Is 2j cents to all parts of
the hall. Children 15 cents.
lo thoie purchasing tickets of San
Tord & Hawley, L. B. Booth, Newtown
St.. or of Ezra Patch, Post-office, Sandy
jttooK, ueioro toe nail is opened will re
ceive a reserve seat ticket.
Granite Lodge, I. O. G. T., of Sandv
Hook, were visaed by a delegation of
thirty-throe members from Memorial
Lodge, of Danbury last Friday eveninsr
A full programmefor tho good of the or
der was appreciated by all after which
adjournment was made to the G. A. R
hall, where an ample collation wasspread
Alter supper tne company rctuiued to
the Lode-room and enjoyed a social
hour before the guests departed. , Much
credit M due tho very oflluient committee
of arrangements, and many thanks to the
members of , Custer Pout for the use of
the hall, so kindly furnished. Don't you
wish you werrt a Good Templar? If thare
are any who believe we cannot have a
good time without wino or cider or liquors,
- ! J J,,ia 4WiJ
, GX TUMl'LAit.
It is reported that Mr. Smith Glover,
who ownes the building occupied by Dr.
R. N. Betts, Ezra Patch, Postmaster ; A.
W. Orirelman. harness shop: and C.
Rinlusland. barber shop, on the ground
floor, and by Hiram Lodge, on the floor
above, intends to make an improvement
in the building, and in order to do so the
uresent tenants will have to move. A
corresiondent of the News, speaking of
the improvement, says:
The old Glover store building in which
the Post Oflice is at present located, is
soon to be repaired for other purposes,
and compels a removal of the P. 0. else
where. We hope our worthy Postmaster
will soon be accommodated with a pleas
ant and permanent location, as this is the
fourth time within a. few years that
changes about the village have compelled
a new situation for the oflice.
We claim that every subscriber who
takos The Newtown Bee and pays for it,
has the moral right to criticise its col
umns, and if it does not suit them to
complain to us, and we will do our best
to correct that Which offends ; but when
any one who does not subscribe for the
paper, a beggar, or borrower, undertakes
tospoak contemptuously of it, we confess
that such a one evinces a hide as thick as
that of a Rhinoceros. -v
About forty friends and relatives of
Mr. Hnnrv Hotaf.ord.of Botsford's Depot,
gathered together last Wednesday even
ing, and cave him ana ms iauuiy a juuj
surprise. Programmes were distributed
and dancing commenced at nine o'clock,
and kept up until twelve, when all hands
were called to partake-of the bountiful
repast which was' temptingly- displayed
on the table. All did justice, for the
lively dancing gave theut a hearty appe
tite. After supper they again returned
to the rooms above, fresh for the rest of
the night. Tho music was furnished oy
tho Citizens Quadrille Band; W. W.
Peck, Prompter; Floor Managers, li. U,.
Ttntsforri H. B. Smith. Every one en-
Joyed themselves hugely and everything
. i mi... . . . i
passed oil ill nrst-ciass oruer. x ue yai
broke up at half-past five o'clock in the
morning. -
Wednesday night last, Hon. M. D. Wil
bur delivered a very line lecture before a
moderate-sized audience that appeared
to appreciate the speaker's subject. Mr.
. . 11' - . , TO .. .. . 1
Wilbur picturou ius visit to jMirupe "u
mentioned many places of interest, giv
ing a discription of them In a manner
that every word which he uttered seemed
to be clothed with a beauty aud freshness
that one will not often hear at lectures.
Mr. Wilbur is a rapid speaker spealis
witiiout notes, and is a man of wonderful
memory, and gave names, dates and dis
tances correctly. At times ho was very
amusing and iu spite of the lengtli of
time, two hours aad a half, which he oc
cupied, all who heard him were well
pleased, aud regretted that there were
not a lull nouso. ar. v uuui uu mo
wife were the guests of Dr. Wile during
their stay in towu.
At the annual meeting of the stock
holders of this road, the annual report
made the following exhibit:
The receipts for the year ending bep-
tember 30, 1878 were So70,41J.58. Ex-
oenses. So50.472. 30. The expenses tie-
ducted from tho roccpts leaves a balance
of $219,911.12. from which should De de
ducted State aud other taxes, siu,4s.-
409; rent Siockbridge and r. it. it., $di,-
409; rent Berkshire i. it., :sa,wu; rent
West Stock bridge R. $608.54; rent
New York, Housatonic and Northern R.
u $5,204. 43 ; coupon interest on loans,
$12,059.48, making a total of blo,7,315.o,8.
The net gain after deducting all expenses
is $82,025.85, to which should be added
the balance at the credit of profit and loss
September 30, 1877, amounting to $1G6.
030.G6, making a total of $248,056.50.
From this should be aeuucreu iour uivt-
dends of $23,000 each, October 15, 1877,
January 15, 1878, April 15, 1878 and July
15, 178 and amoutmg 10 uh.u
leaves a balance at credHf of. profit and
loss September 30. 1878, qf $154,256. 56.
The rolliuK stock oi tne r?au consists ui
19 engines, and 22 passenger, 8 baggage,
4 mail aud smoking and 438 freight cars.
OnTiwsdav eveninc March 4th, the
monthly meeting of the Library Associa
tion was held In the parlors of the Grand
Central Hotel. The president, Mr. D. G.
Beers called the meeting to order, ine
first motion made was; to reduce tne
number required for a quorum from
twelve to 6ix members, which was done.
A discussion followed j concerning ine
heat m,ns of reminding the friends or
the Library that more subscriptions were
needed, in order to obtain money to ex
pend for new bOOKS, anasieave someming
remaining towards the irrent expenses
for the year, I
The following ladies'and gentlemen
were appointed a committee to solicit a
renewal of the subscriptions of last year,
and obtain new subscril-s :
Sandy Hook, Miss Cait?e R. Gateiy and
Mr. Chas. M. Berosfortf XmoiIIi Centre,
Miss Mary C. Morgan, ifssrs. j . a . tjin
fin and Edgar F. Hawle;! South Centre,
Miss Mary E. Beers; Hiotingtown, Miss
Cora Booth ; Toddy Hill Jliss Lena Bots
ford ; Hanover, Mrs. SaiMliel C. Glover ;
Hawleyville,' Mrs. Honfr A. Hawley;
Taunton, Miss Lillio Faifhild.
This committee Is recuested to report
at the next meeting to b ; held on Tues
day, April 1st. j
The Association aesiv to express weir
thanks to the Rev. J.t". Jioyt tor his
kindness in loaning his frgan tor the re
cent entertainment, ali Ho Mrs. Ells
worth Smith, of Danbur.t for her assist
ance ou the same occasijii N. L A.
Mr. B. F. Bailey delivied his new lec
ture, "Five years in Mespo, Texas and
the Confederacy," to a siMl audience in
Gloring Hall. It is usual Hhe case when
a good lecturer visits us, ?maii course,
while one possessing lii brains and
small accomplishment, reeives - an ova
tion iu point of numbers Mr. Bailey's
leeture was instructive, veresung anu
amusing and gave the ufpst satisfac
tion. Mr. li. is an accompuneu speaker
and his lecture .field ranks Mo. 1. If the
gentleman should eomtf thlsay again,
we doubt not ti-at an mimew auuieuce
would greet him.- - Wappingefhronicle.
J. F. Gleason, Pastor of ttiFirst Con
gregational church of NoiOlk Conn.,
wrote tne ioiiowing oompineuuiry let
ter: " K --
Mr Benj.F.Bailey lectured rthoTown
Hall in Norfolk on Tuesday tcblielargest
audience gathered during tb course of
Ivceum lectures there. The tose atten
tion of the audience for two ours, and
the hearty demonstrations ot applause
snowed that the leeture was ighly ap
preciated. Mr. B. has a rare, acuity or
interesting children as well adults.
His varied experience was rfcd in a
natural and effective manner witftXmanj
items of information intersperseTha
people of Norfolk hope to see andear
him again on the lecture platform. V
Tho event of the winter, ia the lecire
lecture of Mr. B. F. Bailey, of Banbu1
at Fisher'tr Hall on Friday evenbig last1
The hall was well-filled, and from begin
nine to the end the audience' was inter
ested, eager and enthusiastic The attrac
tiveness about Mr. Bailey is his natural
ness. There is nothing stilted, no strain
ing after effect. It is as if he were tell
ing his adventures iu his own parlor cir
cle of friends. From time to time there
were gleams of genuiue fun and humor,
andtbon by a change of scone he drew
pictures so pathetic, so sorrowful, so sad.
as to cause tears to Aow i'rom tho more
sensitive of his audience. Before clos
ing his narrative, which, by the way, was
his experience in the South and in the
Confederate army for five years, he recit
ed the "Apostrophe to Tww Glasses, 7
which showed Mr. Bailey to be poscssed
of elocutionary powers of.' high order.
Tho lecture netted the lire department,
oiider whose auspices it was given, 31.70.
Diiiibtiru New.
Dear Editoh. I would like to call the
attention of your readers, especially
those living iu or near the village, to the
fact that a Juvenile Temperance Society
has been founded in your midst which is
holding public meetings weekly. I hope
all who feel any interest in or sympathy
with the temperance cause, ana any oe
sire to see the rising qeneration grow up
to be sober. - law-abiding citizens citi
zens who will not spend their earn
ines forliouor which steals away their
reason, or tobacco, which pollutes the
body, "made in the image of God." aDd
whose lips shall be free from profanity,
to manifest their inteiest by attending
these meetings, and by their presence
encourage the children who have enlisted
in the temperance army, and also the
kind and efficient Superintendent, Miss
Essie Camp, who is doing with her might
the work her hands have found to do
working not for herself but for others.
These meetings are held every Sunday
at 5 :30 p. m. in the upper room of the
Academy, and last but an hour. They
are opened in the regular form of the
society. The "good of the order" is
usually Interesting, being furnished al
most entirely by the children. For in
stance, at the meetiug held last Sunday
evening, it consisted of selected read
ings by Harry Cook, Birdie Cook, George
Curry, George Hoyt, Lillie Cook and
George Pearce ; recitations by Willie and
Emma Hoyt and two songs by the Tem
ple, followed by. brief remarks from Miss
M. F. Peck. r V ." - '
All arfe cordiallv Invited to attend..
Parents need not fear that their children
will be led into Sabbath breaking by at
tending, for the best of order Is main
tained. One op the .vEiiii-mean inq " ones.
Editob Bee: As the subiectof pur
chasing a tarm for the use of the town is
under consideration by our people, I am
reminded of a visit recently made by the
writer to the County House for the ac
commodation of the poor in Ulster Coun
ty, N. Y., and I think if those people who
are in favor of the old system of selling
the poor to the lowest bidder had been
with me, there would be but little op
position to the "Town farm" project. Of
course it is not necessary in a town in
stitution to provide as large and commo
dious buildings as I found there. The
building was devided into male and fe
male departments, hospital room, depart
ment for the insane, etc. - I was politely
shown every department and found the
rooms to be clean and tidy, well warmed
and ventelated, and cheerful. The beds
were clean and well provided with cloth
ing. Outside the grounds were pleasant
and well laid out. Among the inmates
we found several persons who had been
in the institution for forty years. The
throe oldest inmates were aged respec
tively 98, 97 and 95 years. The gentle
manly Superintendent, James 0. Yauder-
vert, has proved himself to be a capable
and efficient offl -;er, and has" been ably
assisted by his wife as Matron, and it is
a pleasure to me to be allowed a word in
their praise. The expense to the county
averages $36 per year to each pauper
kept in the institution. K.
Sandy Hook, March 3rd, '79.
I appoint Friday, the 11th day of April
next, to be a day oi public fasting, humilia
tion and prayer. And I earnestly exhort
tne people or this State, on that day, to
abstain from all secular employments,
and in their places of worship and in their
homes, seriously, reverentially, prayer-
iully, to give themselves to tho duty of
repentance toward God.
"O, come, let us worship and bow
down." Striving to free ourselves from
all the interests that misled, all the soph
istries that bewilder, all the doubts that
terrify, the passions that ensnare, aud
the prejudices that bind, lot us "return
to our God, for He will abundantly par
Let us also beseech His favor that tho
labor of the husbandman shall not fail
th tt the tradesman and the manufactur
er shall be prospered in all honorable en
terprises ; that the distress of the poor
shall be softened ; that all the sick be
restored ; and that - the desolate "everyr
where shall be made glad; and, finally,
that He will hasten the coming of His
kingdom in all the earth.
. Given under my hand and the
I seal of the Suite, at the Capitol,
Tu. s.
jin Hartford, this eighth day of
. March, in tho year of our Lord
one thousand eight hundred and seventy-
nine, and of the independence of the
United States the one hundred and third
By his Excellency's command.
David Tokbance,
Secretary of State.
" The boast of heraldry' the pomp of power
All that beauty, all that wealth e'er gone
' Await alike tho inevitable hour
The patha of glory lead but to the grave."
Gray, the author of that inimitable
poem, "The country church yard,", from
which the above is an extract,died a little
over a century ago and was buried in the
rear of Stake Pogei s Church, near Eaton,
adding one more poetical association to
that beautitul and classic district of
England; an engraving of this church I
thiuk is in Dr. Bennett's oflice In your
village. -
From the great round tour at Windsor
Castle may be seen on a clear day the
modest ivy-clad spire of this little church
peeping up over the Elm and Yew trees
that are scattered around it, and it was
here that the author laid the scene of
his immortal power. -
It is a fair sample of the old church
yards of England which were In use be
fore the modern gardenesque style of
cemetery came into fashion, and was
adopted to a certain extent by the Pilgrim
fathers when they settled in New Eng
land. In some instances, however, they
deviated from the custom of burying the
dead in enclosures attached to their
places of worship and selected larger
arias of tho most barren, bleak and des
olate places to bo found within a mile of
the village settlement, devoid of trees,
running brooks, lakes or flowering
shrubs, which, in the absence of other
beauties, might : -
" Waste their sweetness on the desert air,"
they were to be simply depositories of
the dead who "after life's fitful fever"
should rest far away from the noise and
bother of the living." -i3
To come now to our own l.Ui'3 JSmetery
on the southern outskirts oPthis village
is the main object of this communica
tion the Town Records will probably
show at what period the land set apart
tor this purpose was made, that it was
early in the eighteenth century "the
rude memories" within it sufficiently at-
tost, though there was less method in
keeping them then thad there is at the
present day.
The location is abetter one than many
of the others referred to, and had a little
more forethought been exhibited by the
provision of a few avenues or roadways.
and by the judicious planting of shade
trees, its present appearance would bave
been greatly enhanced in picturesque
ness at least, but those errors cannot
now be rectified, though future ones ruav
be avoided should a further enlargement
oi tne grounas become necessary.
n tne writer s last visit to It he was
jprlsed to see so many of these ancient
era clustered together in the south
van oi ine enclosure in such a man-
Bl to indicate that they were trans-
ieimvuy -one lull bwood ' Irom somn
Quarter: many of them were lean-
leg 4P angle of foryt-five degrees.
whileOiers had fallen entirely prob
ably thXjgh action of the frost.
Ho noWsd also that some of the more
modern Hectares which wore designed
ui tne uay-, tneir erection to be of a
prctential Op factor (being built mainlv
of brick, wised by slabs of marble)
were also yuyiig to the action of the
frost and twKatural ravages of time
a mode ot butuvig monuments now hap
pny in utsrwpuiv
But tho most villous trouble to deal
with in any ftttenijtWvards the restora
tion of the. groundaV the vile and nox
ious weed (that no bcii3t I believo cn
designate by name) which has overrun
tne entire enclosure, and must, if not
exterminated here, spread over the ad
jacent fields and finally over the whole
township, tho wild carrot, the wild onion
and even the Canada thistle, for luxu
riant growth are not to bo compared with
it, whether .Messrs. Peck and Hoy (who
so public-spiritedly planted that limj of
elms that approach the cemetery). will
undertake to continue their meritorious
labors by attacting it will depend per
haps upon the assistance that other public-spirited
citizens will render them, for
at present our old burying ground is but
"An unwoeded garden that grows to seed,
Things rank aud gross In nature
Poaseaa it merely"
which should be restored to the green
turf that covered it in my younger days
. C.
,, COPIES. . -
To whom U may concern :
Having been informed by the editor of
The Newtown Bee, that his statement
as to the circulation of his paper, which
he claims to be 1,000 copies, lias been
questioned by parties unknown to him,
but who take pains to tell those interest
ed in the matter, that his statements are
false. I, from personal knowledge, cer
tify that the circulation is 1,000 copies.
and that some weeks this number docs
not supply the demand. - '
Signed, ...
Z. S. Peck,' Postmaster.
" Newtown, Conn.
Dec.18, 1878.
Local Notices.
Inrluen?a is a eat bother, but
one or two swallows of J)r. A. J.. Flagg's
Cougli and Lung Syrup will drive it away
like, chaff before the wiud. Keep it in
the houso. ; ' - -
-i-Chew Jackson's best Sweet Navy To
Mrs. Walter Hinckley, of Cotuit, Mass., called in
compatiy with her hUHband, on Mr. David Kennedy
of Rousdout, N. Y. theproprietor ot the inediciue
lately introduced in this place, happily named FA-
voiuiattKilisuK ana made tne touowing inter
esting statement : For many years I had been a
great sunercr irom wnat was calieu norous tumor.
Had secured the asxistance of the best accessible
medical men, and used many of the patent medi
cines recommended, but w'tuout obtaining any re
lief. On the contrary r grew worse, until I Had
given up all hopes of recovery. Our neighbor, Mr.
John M. Handy, came from Uoundout and brought
ine a bottle of your FAVOBlTE BEMEDST. Before
I had used halt ot it, 1 experienced a marked ini
provemeut.and all my neighbors noticed Uie change.
I hare taken some four or five bottles, and am en
tirely free from pain; gained flesh, appetite &ood,
sleep well, in short, feel like a new being. I have
recommended the FAVORITE BfcMEDY to many of
my acquaintances, and all, without exception, are
loud in its praise. To say that I feel thankful ia ex
pressing my gratitude in the mildest form. You
are at UDerty , aoctor, to reier to my case, ana - x
hote all wiU believe me when I say that no woman
suffering irom any of the complaints peculiar to
our sex can afford to do without it. But, doctor.
you must take more pains to tell the people how to
avoid mistakes they have made. To this end, re
quest them to remember that your name is Mr.
David Kennedy, aud the medicine is called the FA
VOIUTE BEMEDY ; price, only one dollar, and lhat
you are a practicing physician and surgeon of
Boundout, N. Y.
on marked, "C. Uall, Newtown." A suitable
reward WiU be paid for his return to
Bandy Hook, Ct.
Frank H- Cole,
Betliel, - -... - Conn,
Norwalk Oysters 30 cts. per quart.
Sweet Potatoes,
Long Clams. . . .
Shelled Oysters.
; ;
' - Etc.
Give me a call, and you -will procura bargains.
Goods always fresh.
. 38.1m
Concord Wine.
I am prepared to furnish " Apple Quirce Tret s.'
two and three years old, (by the dozen or hundred)
strong and well rooted. $4.00 per dozen or $30.00
per hundred.
Also " Concord Wine," of 1872, suitable for sac
ramental or medicinal purposes. Correspondence
solicited. A. N. HAWLEY,
Hawleyville, Conn.
(No 37.)
March 1st, 1879.
Bethel, Conn.
You will find always on hand all kinds cf
a fine assortmentof CANNED
GOODS, very cheap for
$r-S Farmers
will do well to exchange
with inc. I buy and sell
their produce
for cash.
Call and sec me at the
Willie Style.
Until Apbil 1st,
Wishing to reduce stock before Inven
tory, we offer bargains in
at great reduction.
Silver Plated Ware.
Some articles half price.
Pictures and Frames
without regard to cost.
Very cheap. Our rnstomers know when we offer
tfdiietinn wo mean bnsinoss. and others cun De
convinced by calling at
iwm pnts!
'-it -
JElcgant Photographa of Statuary, ttc, in mats, rr r,& rEJVTSf fVrrwcr Mt Z'l ff s.rs:
The best Shoe Pressing in the world, warranted WATER PROOF, only 15 cents a bottle.
Cor. Main and Cannon streets,
ONE Piano Box Carriage; alao two iwo-aeaiea
BuKKie.s These are second hand and in
good repair. WiU be sold cheap lor casn.
Apply 10
Newtown. Conn.
To Rent.
FOUR pleasant rooms on second floor, Having a
ood aiiBiilv of water, both Cistern and Eureka;
pleasantly situated, healthful location.
xor ruriuer liiiuruittiiu" cmi"
Chestnut St.,
Betheu Ct.
Show Case and Counter
THE undersigned has a good dwelling house and
fifty acres of land, which will be aold cheap or
exchanged lor village proierty.
Bethel, Conn.
P.O. Box 139. . (i
K E E Li E It & CO.
Offer a Fine Assortment ot i
Groceries and Moats of All Kinds,
at tho LOWEST PBICES. Butter, Eggs, Produce
etc., taken in exchange lor goods.
Give us a call. .
Ferry's Block.
Bethel. Conn.
Marble and Slate
Cor. Cold ana Water street,
IP. O, BOX, 574.
Manufacturer of
SLATE GOODS of every description,
Bracket Shelves,
Billiard Bed. .
Black Boards,
Ctuuter Tops,
Cemetery Stock,
Mat.tlu Stock,
Chimney Tops,
Coping, .
Ui uiai blabs.
Fire Boards.
Lump bases,
looi'Htcps aud Tresholds,
Floor Tile, Marble & Slate.
Slate Bust.
Wash Tubs.
Urueu House tuieiving
and Flooring, Etc.
Prices or information for Marble
or Slate Work of any kind given on ap
plication, tfe. ,
(Successor to Swords & StiUson.)
RuiHn.ni and Moulding. Circular aud Scroll saw
ing, flit . jracAiug iwjm"
Factory corner of East Washington ATenuo and
Water street. -.. .r
All letters asking information, -wll be promptly
answered-: '' ' '- l'iy)
M!rs. M- E- Saxiford,
Wm. Knabe & Co's
Celebrated Pianos,
Makupacturkd at Baltimore.
This Is one of the oldest Houses in the trade,
liavinp been in the bnsincss for forty yeirs. and
their Pianos are not excelled by ny other maker.
Also solo Agent for the
Marshall & Wendell Piaiios,
Which I have sold for the past twelve years,
living warrant, direct from the manufacture,
lor five years.
Also tho ,
Wnich are equal to any other in quality of tone,
finish and durability , and warranted for five years.
Illustrated catalogue cheer lolly sent to appli
cants. Old Pianos and Organs taken in exebnnge.
New PIANOS from 225 to $1,050, ,
S3" Sheet Music to taachers very ow.
257 Chapel Street,
Ket JUay: r, Coys.
Set eitftrabec!? EaclycolH!!(ia
(Successor to BIRDSEY & MORGAN.)
Extraordinary Bargains
For tho next 30 days.
Vrusscls and Ingrain, Carpeting, Oil - Cloths, Hugs
BManhets, Comfortables,
JLaces, Table lAnens,
and, Bleached Cottons, Counterpanes
JVapkins, Ladies .Vnslin
Our celebrated & CENT COUNTER as fcee oX bargains as ever. -TS
346 Main street,
i tmm H in liewrrat mna uir omy w.KinT vsuwwnwy turn
irirrd inctrtiment: with MiiriMVl'allAllJichBWBtanuff fev irMt j
- 6
.y rhu?etn the wtstler. U will wad to oue addi mmwI -
ompnuinK two Ttkpbuiwt, tw vmtnst bolder. fix rapper bi4 iaiocr i,
which 93, for the instrument.
mn :s"mvi noivy wire. m prrri- aitrvniinun rrtBiiwmirt ; f
Iiniy, pimply votmmaur mr iiwramcnot rner win frncm wmmnniiirw!. .
known to Mil through the trade, and we hall then be ohlised lot?icJir nwntairV-
the retail pnc. Any perron of oral nary intHlirenr can pot them tip or fnllowmirdmctkmamtanUi oka pair, v c u
old daring: the laM three months nearly 1 O ui thee inrtrnmenla. and hare tiMBredt ot teUmctDla1i frwu ail
porta o1 the roan try. Wf ajwavratitoe all inorrwmmta anM. For any Terenhtnw tht frit to work, v wiU re-lav a
Miey and pay all ehan A-k an Commercial Aseney. and yon wiil fitd we are ood tor all we agree la da. 1-
a Jc Kama thia paper whea yo writ. JC.ut.TrV
uxusiiics. etc.. arc.
Repairing promptly attended to.
No. 1C5 Main St., - - Dantsuiit, Conn.
Over Baldwin' bmn Stnrt.
. fkxxl work, reasonable prices, honest dealing
and polite attention to customer, am diacmcteria
tica of Couch's Uaixebt.
Pai-ticular attentirn civen to copying aad
areinc from old pie'nua. Photographs nnwhed
in oil, water colors, crayon, or asy desired style.
India Ine Wobk a sciai.tt. Work of this
kind equal to th beat. ad wntrf pmnsnritt
I 11 1 1 I II II I . II III 1 I'l I I III 1111 n 1 1
faithfully presenred. la tbia Use we ehalUmje
comimriiKin with any. PartK wishing citpyiug
done and onhikcd in isiia ih will consult Uimr
Interest by eaamiBiliK iKiinr ns uwl ttt:n pri
ce. Orrterwby nia.l. ray wmiiea oa-rruai
work or ir.tt. pr'iwnttj' attcoihtt to.
1 acturers tf -
for lt,00
CASH. -6. .
"r 'TFnj
Bridgeport, Conn,
Great reduction In
USttdoiv Shades, Wtntiow
Towels, Crashes, ISroirn
Bridgeport, Conn.
Thi o9er t m&4e for limited um
GieUilttg 3aue I
- Lcjisger.
V"e have just received
500 Overcoats and Ulsters.
From our Manufacturer, 2Z Walter
; street New l'!rk, which we will '
Bell at the following jw-lar
prices :
Hen's nn1!-w)nl Fcr Vrtvrr Ovprmals. $1
i Men's one nil-wool pLun lleaver Orcrmtt (10,
lTls?rs. Ift-.ni 55 Tip.
Tenths" fine aJl-wcol Fur Ovrrcceta. t.
; , - . i.lrin . r IS-
Mark the Immense reIuctioa In our Cue-
tOW DPparlmeCt.
ne art wnf-wg tmpariri dl-wol , Com
mere panle to c 't f.t tJ.
tu rcri LAn r
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