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lUAMONUS, DI'MlA (il.AMSKH. .IKWKUtY, SI LVKKW A RE, FANS. :: :: AT . VERY LOW . FRIcrS. :: :: It will pay you well to Inspect our tck before buying. 59 Main street, -- D ANBURY. VOLUME lf ! Leader NEWTOWN, CONN., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1893.--EIGHT PAGES. f :: HOLIDAY .. GOODS. t We have a large stock, -well selected, to meet tbe require inents of all and our aim is to give better value tor the saute money than can be found elsewhere, S- Satisfaction always guaranteed. KLDEK, BRYANT & CO., JEWELERS, h "258 MAIN STREET, DANEUR7, CONN. - NOiBER 51 LARGES T A Palatial yJrA hU Af iVi :! ' : ! 3T UMMiik for Mn mnl x. A : I -01111 h.c, s.j nti mm-. 'I lie right place to $v.t your money's viuii't.rw to st'h'fl trom. Western Conn. MilKliillri'lit Hill's of ( wort li, - New England Combination Clothiers.- Corner Main and Liborty Streets, D ANBURY, CONN. a.llo?,c:fe & . - Y. -". .: Y - O &I ..11- We have just received from the manufacturers six bales of selected S-IOH.SS BLilHEETS! We have marked them at a selling price. Also dealers in General Hardware. ONE M011E RECORD BROKEN. We have again sold more stoves this year cf 1893 than ever be fore and have duplicated our first order (in part) at three different times since September 1. This shows we are rolling just a little below tha market price -from $1 to $3. We don't "pay freight to Newtown" and ask you to set them up. We deliver and set them up; also fit the pipes and build the fire if you say the word. Don't forget our double acting, non-freezing out door pumps, nor the invitation to examine our stock of stoves and prices. SIM'A'IAi. CLOAK SALE. In order to place a gec-d niticle in cloalis- at a low piice, before the pub lic, we shall offer a liuo of Ladies.', Misses' and Children's Cloaks for a short time (as the goo is will not last long at the prices we are offering them at) at prices that will surprise you. One lot Lidi' Jackets it .?5.00; form?r price 7 7 5 and $8.50. Oue lot Ladi-s' Jackets at S.50 ; iorm'r price $11-50 and $12.50. Ona lot Ladies' Jaikets at 9 50; former price i!2-50 and $15.00- Also aline cf Children's Cloaks, 4 to 12 years in size, from $2.50 to 810.00 each. & SCOTT, - DAN BURY, CONN. Whfii fi You Will Alwavs Find Fine Goods at Low Prices. ttUIM 101 MAIN STREET, Us il i slifi Charles M. Cole & Co., FairSeld Ave.,Cor- Water St Bridgeport, Conn. THE W. F. SWORDS LUMBER COMPANY, ' Bridgeport, conn. 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. - -K.TT"AT10S FtTHNlSHBO PTJOWJTT . Joseph H. Lutz, of The City Pharmacy, 36 WALL STSEET. BRIDGEPORT, CONN., wfaihes his olil frlonils ami cutotner to know that be is "still at it" at the old stand, and keeps a tine line of Drugs, Medicines, Fancy and Toilet Aatlcles, and gives the same csrelul and oourtlous attention to customers wants a ever. Call and see tor yourself. Perfumes a specialty. Drop in and try a tree sample of the latest, "Ioxn-ingr Bells Psifame," -v-r -r Tllffl IT 4 OCITCI are cheaper In the end than steel and they I Mlil) I J I lj"JJuAOOllil.J don't cost aa much as they did. We will care 1 jT lully fit your eyes it you will come and see ... r. inir vour watch, clock or Jewelry with you il they neee repairing. AH work guaranteel. -nrvTTTTi O P A TT1TUT? .ieweler,optician,stationer. IlUDLilVl U. UILXtlnO-Jit, 241 Main St., Birmingham, Conn IDIR, J". IEJ- BBARDSLBY, XH3 NJ'X'lJST Artiflcial Teeth Without Plates- One Day Last Week ; saw a oar (if gunpowder standing right in out of the depot at llawlevville and we lonirhi what if a tlmnd.r -shower should lian- en to eoii.f; up and lightning slioulil happen ) strike tnat car anil it should happen to H ike it right in the middle so that it oui'nt th ways at the same time, it would verv kely tear the depot all to pieces before the ar could he shunted in on the siding and then e'd have a brand new one built, and in that ase we should undoubtedly have a blK meet- ifi at HawleyviKe ot all the prominent rail ad men connected with the Consolidated, ic X. Y. it X. E., the Berkshire division, the I). & X., the Bethel branch and the S.. L. & X. railroads, and we would adjourn to the banks t ine "Little .Jordan" and have a clam roast with champagne sauce, a la pollywog, and af- er dinner we'd nave toasts ana speecn mati ng and Mr Clark would sit on -Air JlcLeod's nee and they'll sing old college songs and rink Mrs Winslow's soothing syrup, and tell ow they used to go to school in the same lit- le red school house, and roast chestnuts ovci be same fire, and would remind each other ow much better it is tor 'brethren to dwell getiier in peace and unitv," and mutual tears I repentance would roll down and make a ecord on Mr Mcl.eod's immaculate shirt out, and then they'd smoke the pipe ot eaee and fill it up "not only seven times, but seventy times seven," and let by gones be by gones and agree tojom hands in bmldmg a , largo union depot and vie with each oth- r in each siriving to pay more than his share, nd tbe new depot would have both a ladies' nd a gent's waiting room and a stove with a ai lire m it, ami they'd have toilet rooms. nd light, pleasant freight ollices, and a cana- biril and a parrot hung in the ladies' wait- ng room, and the whole thing would be cov- 1 wit h fresh paint all over the outside and they'd do everything to make it real home like anil pleasant, and wnue mey were in tins frame ot mind and full ot smoke and syrup and pood thoughts, Baker would step- across and suggest a more Iriendly interchange ot reignt rates, so that furniture could he trans ferred trom one road to the other without breaking theten commandments.and perhaps suggest a comparison and revision ot passen ger time-tables and connections. This latter, however, would work untold ln.iury to Baker, as now everybody expects along wait at Haw- eyvine and tney go prepared to pass away he time buying furniture. We thought what i wonderful change for the better all this would make, but come to look arouud there wasn't a thunder cloud in sight. We had in our vest pocket a box of these patent sweed surety maicnes, out never naving nan occa sion before to fire oft a car of gunpowder we uion t know just now to do it, not even with a safety maton, and we felt a little afraid, al though when a resident of Colorado we used to imntwithanii occasionally nre otr asnarp'S buffalo gun, which, we take it, amounts to about the same thing so far as general near by results are concerned, out we nave grown timid since then and we let the opportunity and the car pass, so, dear friends, you will have to put up with the old depot a while lon ger. It makes no difference to us personally, we are only kicking on general principles, just because others do and because we like to go nii tne popular crown, necan seu just as much furniture with the old depot in front ot us with its one dingy waiting room, bnt if you don't like it you must step across and Kin time, while waiting tor trains, in our waiting and reading room, where you will find the daily papers, illustrated weeklies, magazines, writing materials, etc . etc., all of which you are invited to make free use of, or if you don't care to read you can sit in a nice, comforta ble easy chair in our front window and "see the wheels go round." A. G. BAKER, New Furniture 'Warerooms, Opposite Union Depot, Hawlewille. Conn. 9 I l l A. f i 1 1 E, L0GIE. i i. LYON & GRUMMAN. Leaders in HARDWARE. Complete stock Peck & Snyder's SKATES. FLYER SLEDS and COASTERS. CARV ING KNIVES and FORKS. HOLIDAY GOODS. of OTmrrrrrnrmirq tnrjrrm n m r. MJig- pj T 4 Ijilii lir DON'T PAY RENT! 383 MAIN STREET ard 19 CANNON STREET, BRIDGEPORT, CONN. 3D!ES T77"-.ZE2STSS, IDervtlst. 420 Main St., BRIDGEP 0RT. INSERTS TEETH WITHOUT PLATES AND WITHOUT EXTRACTING- Also teeth on all kinds of plates- Fine filling a specialty and warranted. All operations made pain less. Consultation free. 12 years experience- R. BALLERSTEIN & CO, Bridgeport, Conn. A "SPECIAL DISPLAY OF D11ES.S A ND EVENT In Our Trimmed Hat Department. 50 per cent reduction. Trimmed Hats at $1, 1 25 and 1 75, worth Builds and Sells Attractive Dwellings including lot and improvements nn Monthly Payments. Apply for information and illustaations. Warren H. Lamson, Architect, Korth Ave. .corner Wood Ave.. Bridgeport. Ct. G HATS from $2 to 4. IR m HOLIDAY! 10 Bargains in Our Ribbon Department, For Fancy Work, Hat and Dress Trimmings. IElIDTJCTIOIsrS. FELT HATS, FANCY FEATHERS, OSTRICH FEATHERS, . ORNAMENTS. Velvets for Dress Trimming-, Novelties in Flowers for Dress Trimming, Children's Kn;t Tarn O'Shanters. Special Prices During the Next 10 Days. R. BALLERSTEIN & CO., 360 & 362 Main Street, Bridgeport; Conn. Cl2.s-rles lETafble, UNDERTAKER, Eesidence, King St. All orders left with Mr 0, B. Tucker, Easton.will receive prompt attention. Office in Toquet Block, WESTPORT, CONN. Artificial Teeth With Plates. Set teeth on rubber 5. Best set tH and 10, warranted tor three years. There is no better ma.le, no matter how much you pay. Filling and Modern Dentistry In all its branches. Your lare allowed on 10 worth of work. 205 Main St., DANBDRY, CONN- 33on't XSLia-o-w "77"33.vt to Select roii CHRISTMAS GIFTS. A call on A. B. LACE?, 23xl3LG;oi33x-t Rutotoer Store, Will ascist you yroatly. Complete stock j reasonable prices. IZ3 Fairfield avenue, - - - - . BRIDGEPORT, CONN BREW & S0ANL0N, UNDERTAKERS, Emh aimers and General Managers of Funerals- A FULL LINE OF CASKETS, ROBES AND FUNERAL ETCETERAS- Best Workmanship-Reasonable Prices WARE BOOMS: Near Grist Mill, SANDY HOOK, CONN- WM- J- BREW. I P- J. SCANLON - A. B. FAIEGHILD, General Insurance And Seal Estate Agent, 61 FAIEFIELD AVENUE, BEIDGEP0ET, CONS, Warner Building. Boom 2. Dit W.Feancis Spring DENTIST, WEST ST1LEET, BEAR COKG. CHURCH, NEWTOWN, CONN. SLIPPERS For Christmas Presents, 67C. SLIPPERS l-'or New Year's Presents, 750. SLIPPERS for Men and Women, 98C. SLIPPERS Of all kinds and styles at prices from $1 to $i. B ALDWIN lSAUTIFUL & SI AND1SH. IPPERS. 402 Slain Street, BRIDGEPORT, CONN. 2 crisis LEWIS B. SILLIMAN, Proprietor, Manufacturer, Troducer and Wholesale Dea e' in Lubricating: and Illuminating; PETROLEUM PB0DUCTS, ANIMAL AND VEGETABLE OILS, 368 to 372 Water Street, - -3. - - - BRIDGEPORT, CONN -1 5 i 1 WARREN H. LAMSON, The Bridgeport Architect and Builder. Around the Fireside. MODERN ARCHITECTURE. What One Plucky Man Has Accomplished. Spec imen of Architecture and a Portrait of Mr Lamson. How many a village and hamlel would, to-day, be neat and attractive, instead of forlorn and deserted as many of them are, bad the -fore-fathers taken more pains with the exterior decorations of their houses. But the past has been too busy a time and money in those days too scarce to lavish too extensively on outward appearance, and 111 fact it was considered almost a sin to make home attractive by useless ornamenta tion. But times have changed, let it thankfully be said, and to-day modern architects are studying to make the new- give up his public school duties, he still thought he would be able to do a little work in this line, having had considera ble experience, which dates back eome 25 years. lie has been reasonably suc cessful and the accompanying cuts ere only samples of many, many such pretty houses, that are testimonials of his skill as a designer and builder. Mr Lamson does not take all the credit to himself, but believes matrimony an excellent in stitution, for at times when Jlr Lamson has been too feeble to attend to buildings tbat were being erected his wife IIA- STEPPED TO HIS RESCUE and shows a remarkable degree of busi ness ability and tact. As Mr Lamson re marks : '-She is indeed my better half' His son, Harrison G. Lamson, has also shown a considerable skill as an architect aud draughtsman and with his business capacity is a great help to his father. Mr and Mrs Lamson also have two sons and a daughter at present attending the public schools of Bridgeport. Mr Lam son is well posted on all topics of the day, and it is a pleasure to meet him. Siir " f - -a it - lj ' . - , - r-1 . c tv- -- a . . - ----- 2 1--""-- --Sts JT , At, 4 'it Ant At Sample of Dwelling Houses Recently Built at the West End, Bridgeport, Conn., by Warren H. Lamson. ' HMD & JONES. Owing to contemplated changes offer their large stoeK 01 FANCY DRY GOODS & NOTIONS AT 423 Main Street, Bridgeport, BURR & KNAPP, Bankers and Brokers. 363 Main Street, Bridgeport, Conn. Ureat bacrince in fnceS BONDS, STOCKS, MORTGAGES AND DEBENTURES, INSURANCE, STJilAmaUiJf AJNI) KA1LBUAU TICKE fS, houses that are being built so rapidly, especially in our large cities, ; AS ATTRACTIVE AND PLEASANT j as can De both inside and out, and future . generations will raise a thankful song of J praise for this reformation. Among the i architects in this section who have built and is building a Dumber of especially delightful houses for home comforts and ornamentation, is Warren H. Lamson of Bridgeport. His likeness and a short de scription of his life and work, we take pleasure in presenting to our readers in (this issue. Mr Lamson is a native of j Massachusetts, and was born in Worces j ter county in 1S46. Until he reached the j age of IS years the public school was his friend and helper, but in 104 he en tered the State Normal Echool, then at Wethersfield. Vffairs About Town. A ME S3 AGE TO SANTA CLAUS. F. W. MARSH, ORANGE MKRWIN, H. C. LEMMON. BRIDGEPORT SAFE DEPOSIT AND STORAGE VAULTS. Sate Deposit Boxes Marsh - Banking and Brokerage, rented at reasonable rates. , Choice Investments, Private Rooms aiei iila, . Mortgages on Bridgeport, tor examining papers. . LeilllllOU, Real Estate, Steel Vaults, t 305 Main. St., Interest Allowed Time Lock, - " Bridgeport,- on Watchman. Conn. . Deposits. PavinaS, 5 1-2, 6, 7, 7 1-2 and 8 per cent. Deposits received sublect to draft and interest H.L11 uii Dniuci owvyuiiiwo wvsugin luiu dvu vii uuiumiiooiuu. ruitSlldll XIJJS Ul J2.JIC11U1JK13. VAl- alar Drafts and liank Money Orders available in all parts of Europe. Tames Sxaples $3 Oo., nonoaita received wnbiect to check and interest allowed on all balances of 500 or more. INSUliAJSuE Fire. Marine. Plate Glass, and guarantee leadins American and English companies. READ ESTATE Bought, sold or exchanged on commission. SAFE DEPOSIT YATLIS UT Tne latest appioveu construction, x-rivaie rooms lor customers connecteu therewith, Coupons and dividends collected. TRUSTEES Oil ADMINISTRATORS We are prepared to take the charge and care ot estates and property generally. , JAMES STAPLES. ...... P. L. HOLZER. F. T. STAPLES. 109 State St., Cor. Court, - . - - : BEIDGEPOET, C0UH o t-t as CO W 5 11 EDWARDS M.SMITII, M.D. PHTSICXA.JST AND SUKQEON. Office and Residence Newtown Street. Telephone Connection. D. P. RICHARDSON, M. D. Fnysician and Surgeon. Office and Residence, Sandv Hook. ... ieiepnone connection. CELEST A. BENEDICT, 11 0., FhyBioian and Surgeon, 842 State St., Bridgeport. , Electricity one of the therapeutic agents, fide hours from 10 a. m, to 12 m, 2 to 4 p. m. One half the entire stock must absolutely be sold Previous to March 1. Gent's $1.25 Underwear, all wool, 95o. Gent's $1 Fleece Lined Underwear, 65c. Gent's 62 l-2c Heavy Scotch Wool Under. wear 4io. Ladies' $1 80 per cent wool Underwear 58c. Ladies' 25c Jersey Ribbed Tests 16c. Ribbons, 3000 yards, 8c and 10c valnes, 5c yd. Gent's all wool 25c 1-2 Hose at 12 l-2o. Ladies' Fast Black Hose, 25c values 17c. Laces- elegant 25c qualities at 19c per yard Drag's Linings, 15c grade at 9o per yard. Gent's 50c Fleece Lined Gloves, 39c. Ladies' 35c Black Cashmere Gloves, 21c. Examine $1 25 Kid Gloves, all colors, at 75c per pair. N. B. The bargains quoted here are only few ot the many offered during this great re ducing sale at HURD & JONES. 423 MAIN STREET, BRIDGEPORT. Of- TDx 3- Todd, Veterinary Surgeon, . HEW MILFOED, - . - - ; CONN Telephone, L.N Jenniri. JOHN H. REID, Jeweler, 118 FAIRFIELD AVE..BRIDGEP0RT. All the latest novelties in the jewel ry line at lowest prices. HAVING A GKEAPLIKING for penmanship and drawing, after grad uating from the Normal school, he at tended the Spencerian institute of pen manship at Geneva, Ohio. Depending upon his own resources at the time entire ly, after graduating he took a position as instructor in the Anthony English and Classic school at New York. Later on he received the appointment from the board of education of Xew York City and be came responsible for the work in that branch throughout one half the territory of tbe metropolis. From this position he went into business for himself in New York and owned an interest iu the firm of H. W. Ellsworth & Co., PUBLISHERS OF SCHOOL BOOKS and also proprietor of the Ellsworth bus iness college. Xot being satisfied with knowledge already gained he went to Bos ton and attended the State Xormal art school, and later graduated at the New Erjgland Conservatory of Fine Arts of the same city. But tbe work where Mr Lamson is best known in this section is his work done in the public schools. Lie served five years at Lynn, Mass., as spe cial instrnctor of industrial drawing and penmanship, and was then called to Bridgeport and served the same length of time in the same capacity for Bridgeport I publicgchools. His face is familiar to nearly every Doy and girl in the Tark City. Three years ago last September Mr Lamson was stricken with a spinal disease which has made him an almost confirmed invalid, although with a won derful display of pluck he still attends to his business most of the time. . - THE BUILDING OF HOUSES is no new thing wLh him, and having to The followinff letter, addressed to San ta Clau, was received at the Newtown . post ofliee : Dear Santa Clam: I want a pair ot rubber boots and a pair ot slippers to go in them. A. doll's trunk and Some candy and a doll's hioe. some candy and a horse with real hair, harnessed to a wagon, tor little brother. Santa Claus, with headquarters at the North Pole, is supposed to have penned the following reply : There was once a little girl ho had many a long, thick curl, A straying and a tossing down uer back. And, to lurther let you see Who this little girl mav he, 1 11 say her eyes and hair were very black. One cold December morn A dainty note was borne To rnv home up here amid tbe frost and snow, w ith a wrong address thereon (I don't live in Xewtown, Conn.,) But ride there sometimes when the cold winds blow. Vet my mail is qnickly whirled 1 rout all iwrm nt ih nri.i -v (All the postmasters have my true address.) W nere mv namn ia m Come by mail, by telegraph, and by express. ,.-, ' ncart In my throat . . V'?.1 P'' the little note, Le6i- WHnt more than her allotted share, x or 1 ve very often tound 7 "PPlies will scarce go rocnd. Tho I plan them out with most painstaking care. But, to my surprise intense, , e 9 a girt ' Sreat good sense, who dues not for the unattainable sigh. Now on her I'll surely call, - tor she mentions, first ot all. Some rubber boots to keep her warm and dry. Then a little trunk tor dolly For without it twoold be lolly To try to keep her clothes so neat and nice; And a stove to cook her dinner Lest poor dolly should grow thinner. And ol tempting sweets she asks a moderate slice. But the very last request Is ot all the list tho 1..., A house and wagon for the little brother: l or the meaning of the cheer Ot the Christmas tide so dear la the commandment, "Love ye one another." When the winter night shall tall. Kest assured that I shall call On whoever pleads with me another' cause, l hink of those, whate'er you do, re fvored less than you, with the love and blessing ot ,, , - Old Santa Claus. North Pole, December 11, lsus. ACCrnZJTT TO TE0MAS W0LC0TT. Thomas Wolcott of Bennett's Bridge met with a severe accident, last week. He fell from a hay mow in his barn, severely shaking himself up. It was feared at first that he was Injured inter nally. ' George Taylor of Sandy Hook bought a five-year-old pacing mare in New York, last week. Mra Charles Skidmore is afflicted with a hard cold, but is impifving under the doctor's care.