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1833ffain street, - ' - DANBURY, CONN. FURNITURE, CARPETS, Rugs, Oil Cloths, Mattings, CURTAINS, DRAPERIES, ETC. Houses.Offlces, Schools, Churches and Lodges furnished throughout- BEE. VOLUME XVI. NEWTOWN, CONN., FRIDAY, JULY 14, 1893. EIGHT PAGES; NUMBER 28. BEL EOGBES 183 Main street, - DANBURY, CONN CROCKERY, LAMPS, Glassware, Cutlery, Wood, Tin, Iron, Granite and Plated ware. Large .Assortment. Low Prices. Newtown i lllii JUT .T .iSXZOlFl.'X'IX cfc The Mammoth Shoe Dealers, Ts the place to buy QTmiT'C! ! No ol(l styles. Everything la troHh. OXXWXjO I Bright and cleim stock. Thoy are always up the times- Try them and yon will be pleased. 3NTO O ZOcMaJLs. Sit;., Z0"A77- IWSIilf ox'c3L. lllii VY. 1 DlfUTO Briclgeport, oOnn. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in MICHIGAN PINE LUMBER, SIDING, SHINGLES, SPRUCE Timber, Lath, Sash, Doors & Blinds, Carvings, Mouldings, Mantles & Hard Wood, Trim, etc. North Carolina Yellow Pine Lumber a Specialty. -1Crttv tki lertitmsiHKn PHOMPTTT WORCESTER 33XJC:iS.3IS-S'3I3 MOWER ASD A Iter a mont urosperous trado in the plow and harness trade, I am now maliinf a special announcement ot the Standard and Chain Gear Worcester liuckeyo Mower and the W'iard II vy Hake, which I am prepared to show and sell on their merits. Call and examine them Dei ore placing your order. T J V ATT? PITT T H Taunton District, J. 13. T AiiiljlllljlJ, Newtown, Conn. Agent for all kinds ot tools tor the farm. The Isea&iiig Shoe; for Spring and Summer. Men's Russet Kangaroo Bluchers, $4. The most comfortable shoe for the coming warm weathee is Our Men's Genuine Kangaroo Shoes, $2.50. The lowest price this kind of a shoe ever sold for. Men's Light Calf Shoes with Oak Soles and Counters, $2, $2.50 and $3. The reason we are able to sell these shoes at such low prices is because they are our own make. I II. 273 Ibsulri. street, - Erldegepcit. Nearly Opriosite Y. M. C. A. J. B. STILLSON, New Preston, Conn-, Doalor in Choice Hoof, Mutton Lard, Pork Veal, Hams, Ba con, Corned Beef. Poultry, Game, Etc. All the Fruits of the Season. M- J- Leavenworth, Roxbury Station, GENERAL MERCHANDISE. Lowest Prices. Give Us a Call. Boots and Shoes. Men's Kussia I all lilui'hei's ; Ladies' It luck and Tun Oxford In all styles; Hoys', Misses and Child's Tun Shoes In all sizes. The tlnest line ot Hummer slmes ever in this vii inity ut the lowest llvlnjf prices. R- J- WATTS, - Washington Depot. INSURANCE. FIRE. LIFE- ACCIDENT. S-Send me a postal and I will he pleased to call vJ. "W. IBIRSIIE, Washington Depot, Conn- C. E. CRANE, BETHLEHEM, CONN., Agent tor a complete line ot Clothing. La dies', (Jents' anil Children's. Ladles' Capes and Jackets ot artistic make, silks, both Foreign and Domestic. Styles equally as good us custom made in Geutlemeu,s Suits. A. K FAIKCH1LD, General Insurance And Seal Estate Agent, 61 FAIRFIELD AVENUE, BRIDGEPORT, CONN, Warner Building, Room 2- COUGH LIN JtKOS., Bridgeport. DEALERS IN FINE GOLD WALL PAPESS, OIL TINTS, FRESCO BORDERS, DECORA TIONS, WINDOW SHADFS. FIXTURES, ETC "VTEWTOWN SAVINGS BANK Newtown, y conn, incorporuieu iko. PHI LO CLAKKK. President: C. II. NORTH ROP, Treasurer. HOUH.-i 8 a. in. to 8p.cn.; jiionunyB. roup, m. THE NEWTOWN LIBRARY: Will be open for drawing Rooks every Tues day 1 to p m and 7 to in the even ing ; Satur uav i'-oin 1 1) in to v in iu.i evering. Pain's Manhattan Beach FIREWORKS. Flags, Fire Crackers, Paper Caps, Pis tols, ete-, etc The Post Office News Room. 11 P. 0. Arcade, Bridgeport, Conn. After September 24, J shall he at the Coal yard ONLY MONDAY and SATURDAY Of Each Week. HF1. O. Sariford- THE BEST PLACE TO GET YOUR JOB PRINTING DONE IS BY BUCKINGHAM & BBEWER, 90 Middle St., Bridgeport Both proprietor are practical printers of I nveriu years' experience arm Kive tlieir per sonal nuenuon lo evil me work. Sandy Hook William Glahn, Prop'r. Home Made Bread, Delicious Cakes, Genuine Pies. Hot Rolls for Break fast. Caterer for all Festive Occa sions- Delivery wagon in Newtown Center and vicinity every" Monday, " Wednesday and Friday; Sandy Hook during the rest of the week- SUNSET COTTAGE, Now open for guests; apply for particulars, flood location, tlood table. Address Mrs M. II. MUCKING HAM, Nowtown, Conn. JjUlUlXEili UUiVirAlM, Falos, IU'.EK'lWmOK, W.D. Physician and Surgeon. Office and Residence, Sandv Hook. Telephone connection. CELEST A. BENEDICT, M. D., Physician and Surgeon, 842 State St., Bridgeport. Electricity one of the therapeutic agents. Of fice hours from 10 a. m. to 12 m. 2 to 4 p. m. DAVENPORT & O'HARA, Attorneys and Coun sellors at Lw- State striet. Brides Port. ZDr E3. 3. Todd, Veterinary Surgeon, NEW MILF0RD, .... CONN. Telephone, L. S. Jennings'. W. W. WALKEK & SON, VTW. INTrPTnP TITIPflD A TOP Q We have Just received the largest stock ot j i liml ic mi l mn't S t'VCl HIIUW ii in tins ciiy. We keep the best grades ot White Lead, Tint ed Lead, Oils, Varnish, Glass, Lirushes, etc. it will he to your advantage to call on us when yuu want, unw illing; ill imi line. 500 Main Street Bridgeport, Conn. BEFORE YOU commence haying it may interest you to know we carry a complete assortment of repairs for the BUCKEYE MOWER. We will furnish repairs for all kinds of mowers at short notice. If you are in want of a Walter A. Wood Mower, We can make prices that will sur prise you. Call and bs convinced. F. A. HULL & CO., 181 MAIN ST-, DANBURY, - - CONN. CAVEATS. TRADE MARKS. DESIGN PATENTS, COPYRIGHTS, mo. x or mTormsTion una Tree Handbook write to MUNN & Co., 3ol Bhoauwat, New YoRff. Oldest burenn lor securing patents In America. Kvety patent taken out by tig la brought before the public by a notice given free of charge in tba Lanreflt etrenlfttton of an? Bdrnitiflc tumor In fhm .worlU. HplomiiUly Illustrated. Wo lutelllffeut ye art fl.WHii months. Address MuNN A CO- .PHOTOGBAPHS I Of a Superior Finish Are Made At Blackman's New Studio, 24J aiainSt.,ianbur. x t PRINTING t AT THE : BEE OFFICE 4 Give Us a Call. t :'.-. t jjr Sclentifio American Mil 2 f"- Affairs About Town. "Be sure you get Ayer's" ia an impor tant caution to all in search of a thor oughly reliable "blood purifier, Ayer's sarsaparilta being the one on which there can be no manner of doubt. It has stood the test of nearly half a cen tury, aud has long been considered the standard. Men laugh when told that tobacco in jures them, who, if they were honest, would confess to nervous headaches, fluttering of the heart, throat disease, disarranged stomach and a general break ing down of their system. Hill's chlor ide, of gold tablets are the only remedy which effects a speedy, permanent cure. All druggists sell them. Ayer's pills promptly remove the causes of sick aud nervous headaches. These pills speedily correct irregularities of the stomach, liver, and bowels, and are the mildest and most reliable cathar tic in use. No one should be without them. THE WHITE CITY. 1KM OUH 81'KCIAI. COItKKSrONDliNT I Taking leave of the Convent Santa Ma ria de la Kabida and the big gun, Krupp, we will wend our way to the Agricultural building, which in external sculptural adornment, is scarcely un rivaled by any or the great buildings. We enquire for the Canada exhibit and lo! and behold! we are confronted by the mammoth cheese, which is 28 feet in circumference and weighs 22,000 pounds, or 11 tons. The hoop is of steel and to make it solid, a weight, or pressure of more than 200 tons, was applied to it. It took 207,200 pounds of miik, or the milk of 10,000 cows for one day in Sep tember. The maker, J. A. Nuddick of the dairy commissioners', si all' Ontario, Can., was assisted by cheesemen from 11 adjaceut factories. Allowing the milk of 10,000 cows for one day, would be an equivalent for 27 cows for an entire year. mere uaa iusc arrived also several cheese, which we may call baby cheeses, though they weighed 1000 pounds each. A special truck has been made for this big cheese, and when the exposition closes here, it is to be. carried to Eng land and exhibited in all the great cities of England and I. 'eland, as well as Scot land. It is called the "Canadian mite.'" and forms a part of the pyramid of Can adian dairy products at the World's fair. It may not be out of place to notice, in this connection, the celebrated Ferris wheel in Midway Plaisance, which was introduced to the public for their bene fit and pleasure,,Tune 21. The author is George W. G. Ferris, a young engineer ol Pittsburg. It is 250 feet in diameter. 825 in circumference and 30 feet wide. It has .'iO carriages for passengers hung on its periphery at equal intervals. Each car is 27 feet long,i;j feet wide and nine leet high, ccntaimng 40 revolving chairs, made of wire and screwed to the floor. Ic weighs 13 Ions and with 40 passengers will weigh three tons more. It has a conductor to open the doors, preserve order and give imformation. All the cars will carry 1400 persons. The wheel with its ear and passengers will weigh about 1200 tons. It is substan tially supported. Every direction in the way of danger .a estimated and provided or. It is udder the cont rol of 1000 horse oower reversible Blooming train engine. It has a large Westinghouse air brake. It is arranged to empty and refill six cars at a time and there will be six stops in every revolution. Passengers will re main onboard during, two revolutions and pay SO cent3 for the same. As it is elevated 15 feet above the ground the pleasure traveler can view the landscape at an elevation of 205 feet, ft is of course a conspicuous omect from all points of the compass. Rev A. Gardner, Warren, Ct. MT PLEASANT JOTTINGS MAFLE VIEW COTTAGE. Situated in one of the prettiest spots on the hill and surrounded by beautiful shade trees, we find Maple View Cottage. it is trie residence ot Mr and Mrs James A. Weaver of Brooklyn, who spend their summers here. Over the door can be seen in large figures 1784, which is the date when the house was built. It has quite a history.' Mrs Weaver entertained many of her city friends on Fourth of July. It was in front of her residence where all the hreworKs and the lawn party took place in the evening. OLD FASHION BARN DANCE. What a jolly time we had, is what every one is saying who was fortunate enough to attend the barn dance held in Mrs AuijV die Nichols' barn, last Saturday night. It was all decorated with American flags and trimmed with brown and white dais ies. On the ceiling were tacked all col ors of tissue paper. The guests arrived about 9 o'clock and a good time was en joyed by all, with Mr Cox of Hawley ville with his fiddle and the boys keeping time to the music, the hours slipped by very swiftly. GUESTS AT MRS NICHOLS'. Among those who are stopping at Mrs Nichols', Mt Pleasant, are Mr and Mrs Bailey of Brooklyn, Mrs Emeline and Clara Tibbals of Brooklyn, Mrs O. A. Hall and Fred Hall of Bridgeport, Mr and Mrs W. W. Courter of Bridgeport, Miss C. E. Nichols, Miss Stella Nichols, Charles Woodman, Mr and Mrs Charles Woodmac of Brooklyn, Prof E.W. Scrip ture and wife of New Haven, W. C. Rus sell and family and Edward L. Tibbals. A. praise meeting was held at the resi dence of Mrs Addie Nichols on Mt Pleas ant, last Sunday evening. All the neigh- bora were invited. The gospel hymns. No. 5 and C, were" used. Mr North and Dick and Bert North, furnished the mus ic. Why is it that every one likes The Newtown Bee? Because it's bright, spicy and newsy. , After all there is no place like "Home, Sweet Home." Do you read The Newtown Bee? If not, why not? ' Mr and Mrs Charles Woodman of Brooklyn have been stopping at Mrs Ad dije Nichol3' on the hill. This year tfce lake is grander than ever. It is said to v .in tain plenty of perch aud bass. . Edward L. Tibbals, who sprained his ankle in the eighth inning on Fourth of July in the game of baseball between the village and city Doys, is able to be about again. It is the smart and wide awake busi ness man who advertises in The Bee. - Our friend, J. A. Blackman, Is report ed to have the finest crop of hay in the vicinity. The Contributor. , STEUCK Bt LIGHTNING. During the heavy shower of last week Wednesday evening the house of Gideon Camp in "the Racketts was struck by lightning, splitting rafters, tearing off tne siding and dislodging some piaster. Fortunately the occupants of the house were not injured, although Mr Camp's sister was sleeping In a room on the cor- ner of the house and within a few feet of where the damage was done. THE VETERAN FETJIT GROWER OF C0NNEC . " TICUT. j r . ' Hollister Sage, in the Tribune, reports James Burr of Monroe as the veteran fruit grower of Connecticut. 13 he? William Piatt of Newtown thinks he has some ground, though not as many acres, to claim the title. He did not catch the gold fever in 1849 and go to California with the crowd, the most of whom got badly left and did not get what went after, viz., what mankind most covet. But he did take 100 quarts of Hovey seedling strawberries to New York City in a but ter crate to Drew & French, Barclay street commission merchants, who sold about one half of them for 37 1-2 cents per box and the remainder for 25 cents, the dealers claiming that their patrons were tired of them and wanted, as they do now, raspberries. The empty boxe? cost me five cents each, were returned to me and filled again with raspberries. William Piatt. A POPULAR MAGAZINE. The mid-summer Cosmopolitan, the first at the new price of 12 1-2 cents per copy, though unchanged in size, excels any other issue of that magazine in the number of its distinguished contributors, in the interest of its contents and in its overflowing illustrations by famous ar tists. Francois Coppee, William Dean Ilowells, Camille Flaminarion, Andrew Lang, Frank Dempster Sherman, II. II. Boyesen, Charles DeKay, Thomas. A. Janvier, Colonel Tillman, Agnes Kepp lier and Gilbert Parker are a few of the name which appear on it title pfie. Three frontispieces, all by famine art .sts, furnish an unusual feature, ;:,, ;inirtiig the artists who contribute to 119 illustrations adorning its page-, tire Laurens, lit-'mhart, Fenti, Tou-jsaint, Steven?, riniinier, Fitler, Meaulle aud Franzen. The mid-summer number is intended to set the pace for the maga zine at its new price of 12 1-2 cents a copy, or $1.50 a year. The magazine remains unchanged in size and each issue will be an advance upon its predecessors. Liter ally, every known country is being ran sacked for material in the hope to bring The Cosmopolitan forward as the lead ing magazine in the world. MIDSUMMER RIGHT'S FESTIVAL. The young people of St John's parish are preparing to give a unique and most brilliant entertainment on the evening of the 2Gth of this month, in aid of the church improvement fund. It will be held out of doors in J. H. Warner's beautiful grounds (Gibson place), and will consist of supper on the lawn, from 6 to 8 o'clock. Cake and ice crearn will also be served, and cool drinks. The grounds will be il luminated and decorated, and a program of good music will be rendered, by a band or orchestra. The after supper recreation will consist of fairy scenes in the woodland, historic, romantic, and comic tableaux, and fireworks. Look out for the posters and hand bills. A NEW IDEA. The D. M. Read Company of Bridge port have instituted a new and novel idea which they call their "Sea shore and mountain service'department.' There are many little vacation necessaries which their customers, who are rusticat ing, forget to take with them, and this progressive firm will be pleased to for ward, express paid, to any point within a radius of 50 miles, all goods which any. of their customers may order by mail, thus supplying any wants in their line in an unusual and appreciative way. This, in connection with their regular Mail Or der Department, is fast becoming an im portant and prominent factor in their rapidly increasing business. Frank Stilson bury Falls. passed Sunday at Rox- "Jeff," the driver of the Grand Central team, received a letter on Monday ad dressed "Alfred Jefferson, chief of police, Newtown." It was from the chief of police at Yonkers, N. Y., who would like information of a horse stolen from J. C. Wheaton's livery in Yonkers. The stolen animal is dark brown and about 11 years old. Anyone having informa tion will do well to communicate with "Chief of Police Jefferson." Conductor Bristol, of the Shepaug "limited express," has been on the sick list. Charles DeLong ran the train in his absence. Frank Hoyt, just graduated from the Amherst agricultural college, and Will Hovt of Bridgeport, were guests over Sunday of Fred Hubbell. E. S. Lovell had a bull killed by light ning, last week. It was standing under a tree. Horses and cattle but a few feet away, were not injured. William Beebe, a brakeman on the She' pang" freight, has moved his family from Litchfield to Bethel. - William. Terrill has had a half of his large barn newly shingled. - The Congregational Sunday school had an attendance of 85, Sunday, the largest number this year. J. B. Fairchlld of Taunton district reports a very suecesful season with his Wiard hay rakes and Worcester Buckeye mowers. The new cnain gear mower becoming very popular among farmers who are using them and MrFaircbild has one of the machines at bi3 place all set up and will be pleased to show it to any one who may care to examine into its merits. Mr Fairchlld also has the stand ard gear machine on exhibition. He also has a novel labor-saving investment ror fqjrinkling Paris green on potato plants Farmers should call and see it. The Grand Central passenger wagon is out from Mr Gay's shop, newly letter ed and bright with fresh paint. Mrs James Burns of .Bridgeport is spending a few days at the home of her parents, Mr and Mrs .Barney Kelly. Miss Effie Wolcott Haven. is visiting in New Henry Hill is visiting his sister, Mrs M. E. Botsford. Mr and Mrs Marshall Hawley visited Mrs Hawley's sister, Mrs M. E. Botsford last week. Miss E.inaia Lake visited her old home in Lake George, recently. Mrs James Lake and Miss Emma, are spending a few days with Mrs George Martin, in Bridgeport. If you are contemplating purchasing a piano write to M. Steinert & Sons Co., 359 Main street, Bridgeport, or 777 Chap el street, New Haven, Ct. They will mail you free, beautifully : illustrated catalogues of Stein way & Sons, Ernest Gabler & Bro., Hardward, Henning and Weser Bros., piano3. They have con stantly on hand a large assortment of second hand pianos of every prominent maker both in uprights and squares in which you can always secure a bar gain. THE PUTNAM' f AEK COMMISSION. The commission appointed by Gov Morris for Putnam Park in Redding, met at the club house of "The Old Put club" in Redding, opposite the grounds on Saturday, and organized by the choice of the following officers: Presi dent, Aaron Sanford; vice president, Buir Hawley; secretary, William A. Braun of Bethel ; treasurer, n. A. Gil bert.Bethel ; superintendent and treasur er, J. H. Bartram; assistant superinten dent, Charles Sanford of Redding; audi tors, Burr Hawley, Charles Sanford and John E. Ferris. The grounds comprise about 51 acres. In Fairfield County. DANBURY. ORDAINED FOR THE MINISTRY". Elisdia Z. Ellis, well-known prohibi tionist and temperance worker, was or dained as a Christian niinister in the Mill Plain Baptist church, last Sunday. He has been laboring in that church a few months pat, and earlier labored in con nection with the late Elder Potter, his father-in-law. He was once a candidate for Congress on the prohibition ticket, as well as for various other offices, at every election for the past few years. A very worthy man. Elder Davis of Bridge port, Call of Ohio, and Tucker of Maine are mentioned as officiating in the cere monies. They also had a baptism by immersion in Lake Kensoia in the after noon. TIRED OF LIKE. A Bridgeport saloon keeper, named F. J. Grubb,was found dead in a car of the Consolidated road, Sunday night week. He had committed suicide. This letter was found in his pocket : My dear Ada Mv last tlioimlits are of von. Hail you mother's wicked temper been kept nder control thiiiRS would have been differ- nt. Hut I forgive her now in my last mo- ents. From vour heart-broken lather. Good by and may God bless you all. He had been registered at the Wooster for a few days. Dissipation and dull business are mentioned as the probable cause. An empty bottle labled "Rough on Rats" was found on him. SAVED THE DOG AND DIED. John Miller, a boy about 11 years old, while trying to save his pet dog from be- ng injured by a ISew England train, was un over by the cars and instantly killed, Monday week. THE FOURTH IN DANBURY. Young patriotism was noisy on the Fourth. An astonishing amount of pow der was burned, for hard times. The same condition has been noted in many places. Now the papers are receiving the returns and recording the casualties. Danbury mates a good showing. .Dan bury is usvally abreast with the times. A 10-year-old girl named Lottie Bernd, daughter of Jeremiah Bernd, the tobac conist, was burned so badly that she died in consequence, the next day. She sat down on a spent firecracker from which her clothes took fire. A boy by the name of Thompson had a hund very seriously injured. Mrs Fred A. Hull came near enough to a severe injury. While as Bisting her boy to put otl a Roman can dle, it exploded. Her glasses saved her eyes. A boy named Turner was badly burned about the race by the premature explosion of a small cannon. Plate glass was broken by the flying pieces or a rap tured cannon in Foley's saloon, White street,and in Simon's drug store. AHal- pm girl was considerably burned in the face by a cannon cracker. A man had a portion of his trousers torn on by the ex plosion of a cannon cracker ; he also lost some skin from his leg. This was the result of the deviltry of some boy. The ist might be extended. A tight in a sa loon, in which slung shots are mention ed, may be noted. This was taken to the city court. Some one frightened a doctor's horse into a mad run by throw ing firecrackers under it. In thi3 con nection also may be mentioned the sad case of one, Mr Blank, who in the even ing had become so full of patriotism, or something, and was so very tired, that he undressed and went to bed in the street. When he awoke he sought his home and finally found it, minus his clothes, no doubt much to the surprise of his family. When he fully realized the situation he went to the police sta tion and notified the officials that he had lost a watch. Subsequently, some hon est man brought a man's clothing with a watch still in the vest pocKet, wnicn proved to be the gentleman's watch and outfit. Many got surcharged and be came wildly hilarious, all in honor of the glorious Fourth. Great is patriotism l Prof Benedict Starr. Elm street, a re tired teacher, over 70 years of age, while mowing the . lawn with a lawn mower, Thursday week, accidentally stepped off the step at the front gate and fell down several steps to the sidewalk, nreaKing nis leg Deiow tne knee and dislocating the ankle joint. The yard of the Starr mansion is several feet higher than the street and ap proached by several stone step9. William A; Braun has been appointed a member of the Putnam memorial park commisson. The late Legislature passed a bill ap propriating $12,000 to the Uanbury hos pital. W. A. Gordon went to Montreal to the Christian Endeavor gathering. Danbury Elks indulged in an excursion to Bridgeport on the Fourth. It is re ported a pronounced success. They sold between 400 and oOO tickets. A prize "shooting match took place on the shooting club grounds. John Kane was the winner. Another foreign hat manufacturer, head of an extensive hat factory in Ger many, has paid his respects to Danbury He has been at the World's fair and on his return took inDanbury. He is re ported as speaking in flattering terms of our lactones ana tooK some points wun him. ..: y The firemen were called out twice, last Friday afternoon, first to McLean Broth ers' large ary gooas store, ana about two hours after to a building on jvtain street occupied by a tailor and Chinese laundry- man. They found a bed on nre in tne chambers.. But little damage. . Rev.S. P. Hotaling, a young man who has recently come into Danbury, and is preparing to enter the regular ministry in the Methodist church, preached at Great Plain, Sunday evening. He is rep resented as a pleasing and interesting speaker. Rev Mr Kne3al of the Methodist church, Bethel, preached in the Metho- dist church In Danbury, Sunday morn ing. - Old church members speak enthu siastically of. the excellence of the ser mon. In the evening Rev Elliott Smith of Bethel . preached an interesting aer mon. Two -horses were struck by : lightning during the shower, Wednesday week. ney were somewnat injured. No per sons were injured. During a very lively electric storm, Saturday night, about 6 o'clock a vivid flash followed immediate ly by a terrific crash of thunder, startled all Danbury, particularly those on Main street. We hear of no damage from it, at inis writing, some suppose the cur rent took the lightning rod on the tall spire of the First Congregational church and passed into the earth without leav ing any mark. A telephone wire was broken near the church. The fluid may nave strucK that. - - A young lady named Hal pin, at the Pratt house, Elm street, came near enough to losing her eyesight, on the Fourth, by the explosion of a small rock et. Powder and pieces of the missile flew in her face. Under the skillful treatment of Dr Wade, she is regaining ner eigne. BROOKFIELD. uirs o. n. curtiss ana children are boarding for the summer with Mrs D. Morehouse. - ii. vy. .roster, jr., ana nis sister are spending the week with their aunts in Long Meadow. Miss J. E. Allen entertained her broth er and family, last week. II. T. Hawley and family are living in their house on the hill for the summer. Nile Hendrickson and family have been spending the past week with his parents in Woodburn, N. Y. Mrs Hattie Nearing and sonBennieare with her brother, Dr Wildman in Water bury. Jack Elwood is again out once more. EASTON. DESERVES THE WHIFFING FOST. Some malicious person entered the lot where two of James Spencer's young horses were pastured, one night last week, aud seriously injured one of them. by cutting a bad gash in one of their ankle's. About two years ago a similar injury was inflicted on the other horse. A person who will cause a dumb beast to suffer to spite their enemies, is not lit to live among men. AT THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Rev Mr Aver, Sr.. of West Stafford oc cupied the Congregational pulpit, last Sunday morning. In the evening he gave a very interesting account of the meetings of the general convention of the Congregational churches of this state. Charles Johnson and wife of Lvon's i-iains were recent guests at Miss Net . . - tie Ward's. Mr Ericson, our new mail carrier, has a fine turnout. He seems to be a very oonging young man, and should be pat ronized Dy tne public in general. Mrs Joseph Jacob's brother from New York, is spending two weeks at her home. M. E. Banks and family of Stratfield, are at tneir maston farm. The Congregational society contem plate having a lawn party, next month, Mrs Frank Brothwell of New Haven returned home, Monday, after a weeks' visit with Mrs S. N. Osborn. .air ana Mrs ueorge 1'arracK nave a granddaughter, a recent arrival at the home of Mr and Mrs Wesley Burr. lhe old saying is that one extreme follows another. This seem3 to be true in regard to our stage facilities. The past two or more years our stage accom modations were not desirable, but now we have two fine teams to accommodate the traveling public; SOUTHPORT. THE CONGKEGATIONAL CIICKCII. The new officers of the Y. P. S. C. E. were elected Wednesday evening, July 5, and are as follows: President, Cyrus Sherwood liradley; vice pres aent, uiara A. usborne ; corresponaing secretary, Miss Helen M. Bradley ; sec retary, E. J. Cornwell ; lookout com mittee's, C. Meeker chairman, A. T. Giles, W. A. Montalon, W. Mitchell, Samuel Bradbury; prayer meeting com mittee, Miss C. S. Perry chairman, Mrs W. H. Hoi man, Miss Taylor, Mrs J. A Wakeman, Miss Beattie, Mrs W. H Montalon and Mrs W. Mitchell ; social committee, Miss Helen M. Bradley chairman, Miss C. Osborn, Mrs W. U Holman Miss H. W. Jesup, Miss Jessie Hawley, Miss Lucy Hawley, Miss Lottie Lacey, Miss Ida Buckley; executive committee, all the members of the society ; Sunday school committee, Mrs G. W. Elwood, Mrs F. Disbrow and MissM.F. Laflerty ; calling committee, Miss Clara A. Osborn, Mi88 II. W Jesup and. Mrs U. A. iianks; music committee, A. S. Giles, Mrs W. H. Holman; missionary commitee, VV. G Waterman, 11. C Uarnum, K. W. Sher wood, J. A. Wakeman and H. Disbrow ; flower committee, H. C. Barnum and E. J. Cornwell; temperance committee, H. C. Barnum. J. A. Wakeman spent Sunday with his family in Danbury. Fred Rusco spent Sunday in Wilton where bis family are for the summer. The schooner, George Edwin, of Simon Banks' line has been thoroughly over hauled at Port Jefferson, L. I., and arrived at her dock and will soon start! in the market trade The White Rock is in Port Jefferson, L.I. - - . Rev W. H. Holman is spending a few days in Boston. In New Haven County, j MIDDLEBURY. . - DAMAGE BY LIGHTNING. During a severe storm the evening of the 5th. on the road between the Center and the lake, five trees were struck by lightning within a distance of a third of a mile. Several heavy bolts fell north of the Center also. One of these struck the residence i.of Samuel Fenn and did damage to the amount of several hun dred dollars. None of the family were injured. Mr Fenn had just retired for the night when the shock came, and one leg or tne Deasteaa ne was occupying was shattered. Two other bedsteads, which would have been occupied had the hour been a little later, were injured. The rains have washed the roads consider able. ' , ; . The Fourth passed off very much- as usual. Some of the young people pic nicked at the lake and others at High Rock grove. Haying is progressing as fast as con VI be expected, considering tne weamer. Rye is ripening very fast. -S0UTHT0RD. The property belonging to the estate of George Wakelee in Kettletown was appraised, last week Thursdey. Stiles Belfield and Henry B. Rus9ell of South bury were the appraisers. Mrs Bristol of Ansonia and Mra Aman da Taylor of New Haven and Miss Laura Green of Roxbury spent last Sunday with their parents. A. B. Hendrix and son of New Haven spent last Sunday at ' his Kettletown Brook farm. ' - Charles Warner of Shelton was the guest of E. E. Burr, last Sunday. Mra C. P. Cook of Naugatuck spent last week with her mother. SOUTHBURY. The Steele family have come to their summer residence in this place. There was a sociable at Mrs Hunt's, last week Thursday evening. Miss Augusta Osborne has been visit ing out of town. Quite a number from this dace spent the Fourth at Lake Quassapaug. Edmund Leavenworth has a brother visiting him. Those who attended the lawn party in South Britain on the Fourth had a very nice time. Mr Yale of Boston, who is visiting his daughter, Mrs Jesse Ilicock, has been very ill. Mrs Mary Leonard has gone on a visit to friends in New Haven and Rochester, N. Y. Miss Susie Graham of Woodbury has visited Miss Mamie Ambler. Miss Edith Smith has been in the Purchase. Eddie Short is home on a visit. A telephone has recently been put up between Dr Cooley's residence and A. B. Stone's store. Rev J. C. Linslev, rector of St Paul's church, Woodbury, held a service in the .episcopal church here, last Sunday at 4 o'clock. The Columbian band will hold a con cert on the green at the lower end of Main street, Saturday evening, if the weather permits. Dr M. L. Cooley has a friend, a gentle man, visiting him. The court of probate has appointed Reuben Pierce as administrator and Rob ert Clark and Theodore Wheeler as ap praisers on the estate of Charles Wake- lee, and Jaue Wakelee administratrix and Henry Russell and Stiles Belfield ap praisers on the estate of George Wakelee. The ladies aid society met with Mrs Hunt on Thursday afternoon and even ing. Mr and Mrs Seth Palmer have com menced housekeeping at the Bronson place. Miss Annie Brown spent her vacation at home. Miss Nellie Curtis has visited Miss Clara Bostwick. Miss Augusta Osborne is visiting rela tives in Massachusetts.! Mrs John Coffey has been on the sick list. Her brother and sister spent the Fourth with her. Charles Stone and Howard Ilicock are putting up a new telephone wire from the station to Stone Brothers and Dr Cool ey's residences and probably will be ex tended to Woodbury. Mr Perry and boys took a trip to the shore, last week. ANS0NIA- John L. Linsley, the new county com missioner, has taken the oath or oince and at a recent meeting of the board in New Haven wa3 elected its president. J. B. Gardner is putting in a new smoke stack at the clock works. Samuel Hill of New Miltord is doing the work. A great many residents with their families are at the shore and the moun tain resorts. The World's fair has taken but few so far. Mrs Pitblado is getting up a club to go later; 20 pays the ;iare for the round trip via ew England roaa. The Fourth passed quietly. The town was nearly deserted, many going to the o i n i v. 4-: t Rev Mr Woodlock and family are sum- mt'i ill" in iuuxiruv. V. P. Staub has left for New Milford where with his family he will reside for the present. The trial of Dr Palford for being criminally responsible for the death of Nellie Nesbitt is put down for Wednes day, July 12, in the court room in An- sonia. Senator llalden tor tne prosecu tion, William Williams for defendent. The bond was fixed at S7000. The doc tor is in New Haven jail awaiting trial John W. Minor and family spent Sun day with friends in Ansoma P. E. Burdette of New York is organ izing a building and loan association BUCKLES'S ARNICA SALTS. The best salve in the world tor cuts, bruises sores, ulcers, salt rlieuin, fever sores, tetter chapped hands, chilblains, corns, and all skin eruutions and nosttvely cures piles or no pay required. It is guaranteed to give perfect sat- lstacuon, or money remnueu. j-ncezoe box. For sale by E. F. Hawlev. 11 ME JJ T13UJE THE NEXT MORNING I FEEL BRIGHT AND NEW ANU MT CUWIKLtAION 15 BtTTtK. .My doctoraaysJt acts ffently on theKtoniah. liver and kklnevs. and Is a Dieaaant laxative. This drink: la made from herbs, and ia prepared for use aseually as tea. It is called LANES MEDICIME A 11 druggists sell It at 50c and $t a package. If yoa cannot set it. send vour addte for a frpn am- ple. Lane's Family Medicine moves the bow ela earn any. inoruer 10 oe neaitny uus is iiecesHnrv. Address. ORATOK F. WiXJl WARU iJl Hox. K. t ADVERTISING HATES. Column 8-4 Col. l-2Col. 1-3 Col $48 28 20 10 5 finch $10 -6 -- 4 8 1 1-4 Col- TEAK, $100 6M0S. 00 8M0S. 40 MOSTH.20 WEEK, 10 4 la. TEAS, $30 6 U0S. .18 8 U0S. 13 1 MONTH, 6 1WSEK, . 3 $80 48 83 16 8 8 In. $25 15 10 5 $60 86 . 24 12 6 2Xn $18 10 7 ' 4 $40 24 -16 ' 8 ' 4 l-2Hn- $5 8 2 . 1 1. a word 8 80 2 JlPii W r EWEN M'lNTYEE & CO. Reports come from all sections of th'e country saying that stocks HAVE DROPPED. We know not how many points a day. They drop and ott-tlmes rise. - But when DRY GOODS DROP they drop to stay until they're sold. Those who hold for better times to come always get lerU This is the time when we think of the plank walks at the seaside; the promenades of the lake resort hotels, and the tally-ho of the mountain driven. Among the assortment ot goods we are are showing this season, gener ous provision has been made tor SUMMER OUTING GOODS, the latest, gayest and most fashionable stock ever shown here. For those who consider "no place like home," we are always at home to them. Anticipating your wants for the heated term, we have put in a large stock ot SUMMER FABRICS, goods of accepted virtues; goods at popular prices ; goods of recognized popularity ; goods tnal will make you leel comlortable despite unmerciful ravages of the midsummer sun. IN WASH DRESS FABRICS we are well equipped. In no one ot the sub divisions of this great department of dry goods are we wanting. GINGHAMS. Silk finish Zephyrs, fine lace Grenadine, Satin plaid and stripe Ginghams. SATEENS, including the finest styles ot Foreign and Do mestic, at far lower prices than in former years. Always makes a pretty costume, and never out of date. FACTS AND REALITIES create a more lasting effect than highly col ored misrepresentation. We invite investi gation. The result always has been an in crease ot business. Remember lor July, Organdies, Baptiste, French and India Mulls and lawns. PARASOLS. The sun will remind you ot the necessity of having a parasol, so come and see our novel ties in Dresden handles, coaching parasols. changeable Taffetas and a myriad of others. JULY NUMBER ot "Modes and Fabrics" published at 10 cents a copy, yours ror the asking at any depart ment in the store. It is newsy and full of In formation. Return Railroad Ticket given all purchasers of $10 worth sf goods- All packages delivered aad checked free to Peck & Bishop's depot parcel office, meeting all trains. EWEN MINTYRE & CO.. Dry Goods Importers, 837 & 839 CEAPEL ST., l hi V ii A V VjN . I A)N JN . G. W. FAIRCHILD, JEWELER & SILVERSMITH ALL GRADES OP WATCHES AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES. Diamonds of our own importation at less than New York prices. SILVER AND PLATED WARE CLOCKS, FANCY GOODStc. In great variety and all goods at the lowest possible prices. 357 MAIN STREET, NEAR JOHN ST., " ITYTT 1 Tklf i "TV 7" f I rJliLKJllAtil!! L ALLEN MEEEERharmacentist. PEESCKEPTIOX8 A SPECIALTY. oropr State and Miin St"-. Brl deeport, Ct Special Prices ON I Planet, Jr.. Elorse Hioes Cultivators BY THE Plumb Hardware Co., 452 Main St., BRIDGEPORT, - - CONN- A????--R' 3 Cents Per Square Foot. Write to The Berlin Iron Bridge Co., East Berlin, Conn. FEED. E. SniJMAN; Agent for the Lockwood tt Evaa. Fiaaoa. Prompt attention given to tuning and rtpiiriac Teacher of the riolin. EASTOJ COCT. Birmingham Ladies' and Gent's Din ing Rooms- J. H. Jefferson, Proprietor. Meals at all hours. Board by day or week. 316 Main St., BIRMINGHAM, CONN T. J. CORBETT, Insurance Agent- Kew Tort Life and Hartford Lite and An mi., j. Bu 7ft, Saadj Hook, Coaa.