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HOWARD & BARBER, The House Furnishers, BIRMINGHAM, CONN. GREAT- CLOSING OUT SALE THIS WEEK - -0 BALANCE OF- HOLIDAY GOODS AT- HALF ORIGINAL PRICE. HOWARD & BARBER'S, Birmit sham. Conn. The TrnvHcrs Gui 1 ; NKW VolJ'v M' W IIAVKN ANM IIARTKOKI' II. UK ' N v. iiik luvimoN. ml., r in, ri I , 'i. iv h n . n I". In . 111 . 4. VI : h, lli.'l h N y v 1 1 i' M.uil , I i i til M.T N l.-.-c 1 1 - I' li t II. . rn '.mi i i-i hi, ; .ij i. in TK. KNMl -Nun .Hull! II. 1 I X III MoM;il irlli. s. mi Ii, -1 1 A ' n. Ill , .VnT . .. t.vi:t p. i. T l t III Mil J'' ll. ., ;.! p in i, 7 .Mi. Hi.:)'.' in Itlll'-M) :l--Nort I2.ii i. h.t 7...1 p n. Mimlitv , f Ml it. ii n ii i in NKWTIIH . S.ii lh. 7 41, HI 47 it 111 T.M Ii. in "MIll'tHV, a ii South. 7.IHI. H 17, II :l 7 u HI Mumlil ' I i Ml- 4 JM, S.30. ."7 p in HAWI.k VIl.t.K -S.irtli. in.Vi ft rj..V, f 4-, 7. in . in Suiiiln, M.27 i Nunlli. 7 nl, Il.l'.t a hi., t .M, D.'.l, p in Hun lu . ?-'' p. in. BKDOKKII-.i l .1 I'M TION -North, 8 (i'l, K in., I in b-'i. 7 i:i p. in Mm. lay a. in. "ii-u Ii, li .Vi, ..), 11.10 a. in.. H.ltl U.HI 4.U. 5.Vi,.iip. n wiimtnv 4.1 p in liRni iKi I V . 1 1 Nortli, min , 11.1.1 a. in., I.Hi, H.itl, 7 111 p. n smiilay, 41 Eolith, .47,n.in. Hit ui , ' .H li.MI p in. Miuiilitv. S.37 p. in LANKttVIl 1 .It ami STILL HIV Kit Nortli, 8.1.1 it. in , I 4.', ' ll-' p in- South, 40, S.IO a in.. VHI, il.il p in suiiilay, nortli. 1n.i7 a. in., noutli. (.''-" P ni. MILK ltH North, S.ii, Ili7 a. m , 2 1.1, H.io, p. in Sninliiy, H.Mt a. in. South, UM, K .ml, 10.4S a. 111., 8 M, fi 10, B.18 p. Ml Hiuuiav l.i ) SI E II W I N V LI. K North, 8..1H, 1LHSI a. m., 2.4.1, t).i p in iiimlay.U otia.iti South, 10.3.1 a.iu . .:i4,H(i."ip n. Siiiulity, 4..17 p. m. KEN r-Nnil i, 8 48, 11.11 a. tn , 04.1 p.m. Siiiulav, '.24 a m. South, 10 1 a. m., 3.28, 4.14, S.ftOp. 'ni. Iiiiiilav.4-i7 p in. COUNVVAl.l HHIDOK - So;th, i.04 a. m., 12.04, 4.30, 7 p. ii Suiiilay.1l.3M a. in. South, 10.1.1 a in. .HIM, ,V), 1 :tl p. in Suiiilny,4.l4 p. in. WMT CORNWALL- North, U.I3 a. in, 12 12. 4..W, 7.ov p. n siiiiilny,l.47a. in. South, 10.03 a. in., 8 .33, 5.27 p. in. SunilHV,4.u p. m H'' SfORUTO HKIIHIKI-ORT. BOTSKOIU - North. 7.311. I0-3K a. ill 12 20, 8.23, 7 04 p. ii. . Sunday, 8. In n. in 8nut.li, 7.17, 8. M, 11.40 I..IU., 4J7, 7.07 p.m. Sunilay, ti.2 p. m. STKPNEV '.Jorth, 7.28, 10 24 a. tn . 12.05, (i.oo, 0.6.1p.m. 4unla , w a. Hi South, 7 28, H.0.1, 11.411 a. in.. 7.10 p. in. Sun-lay, 0-48 p. m LONU III LL -North, 7 22, 10.18, 11.40 a. m , ft.03. H. 4H p. in. "sunday. 7-M p. in. South, 7.34, t.0U, lLik I . in., 4.50, 7.21 p. m Sunday 6.43 p. m. TRUMBULI -North, 7 18, 10.12, 11. S3 a. m., 4..17, 0.43 p. m. Sunditv, 7.47 a. m. South, 7.31), U.I4 a in., 11.511,4 i7, 7.20 p. in. Sunday, tH.ftO p. in. BUIIjEl"'ltT North, 7 03, 10, 11.18 a. m., 4.4.1, 8.80 p. in Sunday, 7.8ft a. in. Arrive, 7-10, 9.25 a. in., 1!. 10, 8.10, 7.40 p. in. Sunday 7.06 p. in. BANBURY DIVISIOK. DAN BURY Arrive 7.4 J, 6.56, 10.58 a. m., 2.10, 1JJ7,6.27,0' p m Sunday, 10.28 a. in. .8.27 p.m. Lave 8.18, HJ5, 7J0, 8 8.1 a. in.; 4.2ft, 6.10, 6.87, 11.40 p. m. Sunday, 8.08 a. tn., 6.08 p. m. BETH EL North, 6.48, 7l, 10.4 a. m., I. 04, 8.81, ( .20, 6.46 p. in. Sunday, 10.17 a. ni., 8.20 p. m. South, 6.22, 6.42, 7.36 a.m., 4.81, .1H,,.(V1.1U7 p.m. Sunday,8.12 a.m.. ft.12 p.m. KKUUlNtJ-Sortll. 7.29 a. lit., 1.68, 6.40 p. in. Sun lay, 10.11 a. tn., 8.18 p. m. South, 5.29 . m., 7.10, 11.64 p. in. Sunday, 8.18 a. m , 8.18 p. m. 81IEPAOG RAILROAD. November 19, 18U3. BETHEL Leave 7.87, a. m., 68 p Sunday 8.1 i a. m. Arrive 8.68 a. in., m. 4.48 p.m. Sunilay 8.18 p. ni. II AW LEY VI LLE Nortli, 848 a.m., 6.80 p.m. Sunday, Hi .1 a. m. Leave tor Bethel 8.40 a. m.,4;i0p. in. Sunday, 8 p. m. 811 KfACU North, W a. m., t0.02 p. m. Sunday, tH 48 a.m. South, fS.28 ft.lu.,t3J)l p. in. Similar. 8.8rt p. m. o.BUIiY 1'ALLS North, f9.1S a.m., fe.W p.m. Sunilny, tS.57 a.m. South,t8.17 a.m., f3-S9 p.m. Sun. lay, tft.2 p. tn. KOX BURV- North, 9.50 a. m., 6.18 p. m. Snn- day, 9.10 a. m. South, 8.08 a. in., 8.26 p. m. Sunday, 8.15 p. m. JUDD'H UlUOtiE North, tl0.00 a.m., f6.24 p. in. Sunday, f9.17 a. in. South, fs.02 a. in.. fi.B7 p. tn. Sunday, to.i P- in, WASHINGTON North, 10.4A 1.11, 658 p. tn. Sunday , 9.; 7 a. m. South, 70 a. m., 2.4ft p. in. Sunday , 4.51 p. NEW PRKSI'ON orth, 10.88 a. m., 6.40 p. in. South, 76 a. m., 2.20 p.m. Sunday, .3 a.m Sunday, li V- " RUMK'okU-North, H 10 a.m., to.49 p.m. sun tlav. 9J14 a. m. South, 17.37 ft. in., ?2.o4 p.m. Sun. lav. 4"H n. in. MORRIS North. 11.80, WM p. m. Sun. day, 10.02 a. in. South, tlM a. m., fl4 p. m Hmiiluv. 4. 'H o. rn. BANTAM north, 11.4.1,a.m.,7.04 p. in. Sunday, lo.'iii a. tn. South, 7.28 i a. m., . .! p. m. oun day, 4.07 a m. LAKK-Nor ,h, f 11.80 p.m., f7.07 1 10.24 a. m. south, 1 7-20 a. mH P. . m. Sunday. fl.22p.in. Sud nay, .n p m. XilTCIiriELD Arrive U.5fta.m7.12 P m. Sun- dav. loo a. m South, 7.18 a. m., 1.18 p. m Sunday, 8 -A) p. tn NEW YORK NEW ENGLAND B.B. Novem Dor 12, 18(c). HAWLETVjLLK Kant 7J p. tn. Wt A a. ll, 3 p. m. NEWTOWN -Eant 17.20 p. m. West f8.S8 a. m, tlAt p. m. BANUY II K)K-rat 12.12, 7.7- p."tn Went S.48 t. in .4fl p. m BOUT II BUR Y-Eat 12.21, 7.87 p.m. West .,1s a.iu; p. tn. Train at jj whun elpnaled only THE NEWTOWN BEE. PUBLISHED BT THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. ALLISON P SMITH. EDITOR 4RTHURJ. SMITH. BIJHINESS MANAGER t lr $1 25 Tear. 79 Cents for Six Months. SO Cent for Four Months, Four Cunts a Copy. IEWTOWH. COHH. FRIDAY, DEC. 29, 1893 mi Ailairs About Town. THE PEOPLE'S CORHEB. CHRISTMAS SCRAMBLE. to got into C. II. Bennett's shoe store to buy their Christmas presents, seemed to be the one idea of the people of Bridge port and surrounding towns. Mr Ben nett reports the largest Christmas trade he has ever had and still he is cutting prices. He has marked his men's silk embroidered slippers at 37 cents. The balance of his men's fine chenille em broidered slippers at 09 cents. Chil dren's school shoes, 11 to 2, pebble goat or dongola kid, button, at CO cents, worth $1.25. Ladies' doiigola kid, turn ed slippers, fancy bow at 49 cents. The benevolent societies of this city are tak ing advantage of this great sale and are buying large quantities of shoes for the less fortunate of our people. Head his advertisement. Don't fail to visit the January ruilli nery sale at Dunham's in illinery housei l'J7 Main street, Bridgeport. The great clothing sale still in progress at Foster, Besse & Co.'s Bridgeport store. CHRISTMAS OBSERVANCES. AT TRINITY CHURCH. At Trinity church on Christinas day IJev Mr .inlcy preached from the text, 8t John 1 :1 1, "The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us." A distinctivt characteristic of the Christian religion is that it is founded upon tact. With ill lending fitcts aie associated f undanientM . ttullis. The speaker dwelt upon the Li vine side of the meaning of hristian I'tie Incarnation of the 8on i f God Nom of t lie profound mysteries of Chri-tinnit j . We cannot understand it. As we live hut can not icll how we live, and as w cannot comprehend the mysteries of na ture so it is with the mysteries of relig ion. They appeal to our faith. The In carnation is the undoing of the effects ol the fall of our tirst parents in the Gardei. of Eden. It is (jod's way of wot king ou the redemption of fallen man. In Je-u- hrist is the union of the human and tin Divine. He it is "'lio being in the form of God thought, it not robbery to be equa ItTi Got! but. made himself of no repuia uoti, ami took upon linn tne iorm ot i -ervaiit and was in.-ule in the likeness oi men." He it is of whom it i written "lii the beginning wu the Word and tin Word was with God and the Word w God." Thi Scriplural truth is clean- xores-cd in an ancient creed, "The i li Caith i", that we believe and coufe t h.. iiur Lord .le u- ( hrist the Son of God i God and Mm; God "f the Sub-tance lie K tlhei, In not.teii l)i tote i he Wnilil-; . ml man nt the .Sub-rance of Hi- in ' i rn i'i ' he t hi Id ; p i h ct G d ai.'i , oi l Vlan; d t i' t-oiiti e -..ii: uid u i. a II i; Uli-l-tllig; iljrtl 10 the r I t ui hietf Hi Go lfe id, .mil I ! i in in Ka'hi" a- t"iicniii!i Hi I lei, although He h G al vlan. J et He i - not I w ii hu O ic Clin- . () i, m t In fitivei -ion ol the G"din into fl , -h. Iiui hy taking the uiauh iiitoliod; One, altngei her not by em tu ion ot Suh-r nice, hut by uniiy ot IV son. For a- the tea-unable -oul an tl 'h is one man ; s God and man i- on i hi i-t." Thi" important truth is of ver lir.iciical value. The Incarnation of tie Sun of Gud brings God very near to u li, reveals Him a Our Fatlier and Je-u l hrist as our Elder Brother. It exalis our human nature. It is a new in-pir; lion to ohedienc", love and humility. I' is important to be reminded atChrKtm time of the true humanity of Jesu Chri-t and a. I the circumstances of his lowh hirth. It is also important that we -hould not forget the great truth of tin Incarnation," The Word was made fle.-h.' AT THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH The Christuia- service held, last Sun day morning, in the Congregationa church was a very interesting one. Th noticeable feature about it was its ha- iioniousness, every part blending an serving togive new meaning and thoigh ro the general theme, "The Christmas song of the angels." The decorations for the Sunday school festival were in place. The pillars of the chvrch were wound with green, and lines of blended laurel and pine ran across the platform surrounded by a large star, the whole forming a very pleasing effect. Rev Mr Barker, the pastor, preached a very ap propriate sermon from the text, Luke 2 17: "And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child Only the briefest outline can be given The coming in of the new day of hope and peace was at once majestic and low ly. It was majestic, for it set all Heaven and earth in motion; it was lowly, for the cattle by the manger and the revell ers of the Inn heeded not the birth of the Prince of Peace, and Jerusalem, the capital of the nation that for long cen turies had yearned to see this day, slept on as a drowsy city. What a bumble be ginning for so glorious a life ! The cor ner of a stable. What a throne on which the King of Kings should rest ! The arms of Ilia peasanO-mother. Whatcom panions at birth for the very Son of God ! Dumb beasts crunching their fodder at the stall. Jesus left Heaven for earth He exchanged a throne for a manger, a crown for a cross. Then let us welcome the song of the angels that announced our Saviour's birth. The song died away over the slopes of Palestine many centu ries ago, but its echoes are still ringing The first echo is this. The greatest blessings come in the line of duty. The humble shepherds were chosen to be bearers of the greatest message ever de livered to mortal ears, because they were worthy to rrcelve it, because they were faithfully fulfilling their duty. They were not watching the stars, they were j tending sheep, and that was their occu- I patlon. The dutiful are always near a Heavenly gate; they are always by the Spot where soon some celestial anthem I are shall break upon them that shall thrill I ing. their lives with joy; While you are do ing your ordinary work, God may bid His angels 6ing to you the sweet song of His assured help In time of trouble and of His comforting love. A richer echo of the angel's song is the thought of the text, "When they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying." The shep herds had heard good news, bad seen the Christ-child ; and, to the very best of their ability and to the limit of their power, they extended the angel's song. That Is what you are to do, be bearers of this Christmas message to a sin-cursed world. There's, redemption, brother, for you. For you and yet for all. The gos pel is individual in its character, intense ly so, and yet it is universal, it is made up of whosoever. It is to us that it may be to all. We have beard the 'good news' ; what are we doing with it to-day ?" The choir rendered a tine program. AT ST JOHN'S. The Christmas eve services at St John's church was largely attended. The psalter and responses and spec.al carols were sung by the choir. Iiev Mr Wright took his text from Luke 2 : 6-7, from the revised version, "She wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." Every event iu the life of our Savior is of divine signifi cance, and every incident attending his birth, and every step in his earthly mis sion has been studied with greatest care The preacher dwelt upon the manner of his coming and the conditions of his life There is something for us at Bethlehem. The manger there is full of meaning; the Shepherds may teach us a lesson ; the heart of all men turn toward that star in the East, to-night. It is a simple tory, and divinely simple, that all the children of men may find in it a touch of sympathy. The glory of the incarnate anctifies all that is human. The ser mon was largely pen-pictures of Bethle hem, of Joseph and Ma. y, their family history, the inn, the cave in the Lime- toue blufl", the shepherds and the con ditions of life in Palestine at the time of the Nativity. Joseph and Mary were doubtless common people as the world would class them. They were not rich. hey were not very poor. They were good people without any doubt, and common good people are the best part of he world, always. All the great move. uents of the world depend upon the common people. They both belonged to he royal family of David and the best ilood of all Israel coursed iz. their veins tid still they were common people in he eyes of the world, and Joseph was a carpenter in a little country town and earned his daily bread by his labor. Per naps the family owned a cottage and a garden. It was the time of the Koinan census and everyone in Palestine went to the place of bis birth to be enrolled nd enumerated. Hence the inn was lull and there was no room for them Ihev were kindly taken to the cave 1 tiere was no need of apology. The quests were simple folks by habits ol ile easily satisfied. It was the best place then at disposal. Living in caves tas common to that people. Neither a-there any offence in the tact that oe cave had been or was a stable. I'hey were the descendants ! herdsmen. o doubt their great ancestor, David, i ot been sheltered iu this very cave, humble was the birth of the sou i in ui, tin- sou ot God, the Savior ol . Id. So common tie ci'cum . c nt His earthly life that "all Boris el c tidition of men" might feel and in i in- ki.i -iii p w it h t hem. Sought ol e- tie men, guided by a star; the lite i i lie pi ophet-t aught and iu-pired of teiy I. ii, d; the expectation ot the de- iii ones of Israel, horn in a "table and adled in a manger; and yet, this priuee I the huu-e of Divid, nay, now the i'rinee of Heaven, whose "name shall be : tiled Wonderful, Counsellor, the oghty God, the Everlasting Fath er, the fnnce of ivace, tne "LiOra if Lords and King of Kit'g-" who came r,. conquer the world, wa God-announc ed in a blaze of glory, by "a multitude of he heavenly host," to a few simple leaned shepherds abiding in the field, keening watch over their flock that light. "Glory to God in the highest, nd on earth peace, good will towards men." The holy child Jesus, lying in a in-tnger is the divine sign and proof to us hat all human lifew hate ver the worldly c niiiiuons by w hich it may be surround ed, is ever piecious in theses of the In finite Love. Everything about the Holy Family teaches u- that however humble, ir however exalted our earthly estate may be, our common humanity is sancti fied and lifted up by every touch of sym pathy with that which is divine and eter nal. The Blessed Virgin and the infant Saviour make us all akin to each other and to all the family of God both on earth and in heaven. The child like -pirit of the humble trusting heart is now as ever the.medium of heaven's rich est blessings to the care-worn children of this world. Let the holy babe in the manger at Bethlehem teach us that a poor man may be just as near to the throne of God as the millionaire. ST JOHN'S CHRISTMAS ENTERTAINMENT. The annual Christmas festival for the children was held in St John's church on Tuesday evening. For the Christmas- tide a very neat but not elaborate ar rangement of greens was made. On the platform were three arches of greens sur mounted with a cross while hanging just under it was a wreath and in the wreath a luminous star. Along the sides of the church wreaths were also placed. Stand ing to the right of the platform was the children's delight, a Christmas tree, load ed with useful and pretty presents that made the children's eyes dance. The evening's program was opened by a se lection by the orchestra, followed by singing by the school, who occupied the seats in the front of the church, prayers, the chant and Scripture lesson and Rev Mr Wright pleased the children with a pretty little Christmas story entitled, "The Pullman Christmas Stocking." The distribution of gifts followed and the or chestra rendered another pretty selection while the Merry Christmas and good wishes were being exchanged among the good people of St John's. TKINITT CHURCH AFFAIRS. There will be a meeting of Trinity Guild on Friday evening of this week, December 29, at Fred F. Johnson's. AH members of the Guild with their friends scat cordially Invited to this meet- BE UDSOft'S dHKISTMAS PAftTT. Dr Monroe Judson entertained at bis home on Christmas day, Mr and Mrs Samuel Curtis, Mr and Mrs Henry G. Curtis and sons, Mrs Julia Hawley, son and daughter, Charles G. Peck from Mt Pleasant, Jerome Judson from Sandy Hook, Mrs Julia Judson, Miss Grace Judson and Jerome Judson, John McGin- niss from Bridgeport and 11. H. Beers. a BROAD HINT TO DAHEUET ADVEETISEE3 The local merchants did a very fair Christmas trade, the bulk of their pa tronage coming from the adjoining coun try, however. In point of the number of sales the business exceeded that of last year, but the amount of money taken in was much below. Most people bought with a view to cheapness. Dan bury News. NO TRACE OF DONOVAN TET. It is now quite four weeks since John Donovan left his home and no tidings fiom him have been received. His par ents and brothers still believe that he is alive. Last Friday, Mr Donovan, his father, received word that he had been seen at Bridgewater. He accordingly made a journey there, but it proved to be another man. BEEKSHIBE. Mr and Mrs A. K. Smith and little daughter spent Christmas with her fa. ther, T. Kenworthy. Mr and Mrs James Bedient visited at William Hard's. Mr Hard has been on the sick list for a week. The ladies of St John's guild met with Mrs C. Minor, last week. Miss Sadie Minor i3 spending the week in Southville with her grandmother. Jerry Carey entertained friend3 from Brooklyn and Bridgeport on Christmas day. The Misses Mamie and Nellie Hubbell will pass Sunday with friends in' Brook lyn, N. Y. Miss Jessie Payne has returned from a visit with Miss Belle Campbell at Bridge port. Miss Sarah Skidmore is sick at her brother's, Lauren Skidmore'S. Herbert S. Clark of Meriden, spent few days in town, this week. The Hawleyville Sunday school will unite with Trinity in its Christmas festi val. C. S. Blackman of Hawleyville tried his luck at duck hunting, last week along the beach. C. E. Partrick hied himself away from the rush and excitement of Hawleyville last Saturday night, enjoying a day in the quiet of old Ridgefield. W. H. Stevenson lodge of railroad trainmen will give a dance at Great Ba rington, on Friday night. Mrs Stevens and Mrs D. R. Knight and children of Brookfield have bee gu- sts, this week, of E. L. Stevens of Hawleyville. Agent James of Hawleyville, with Mrs James, passed Christmas day with VI r James' parents at Brookfield. Chief Jutice Andrews of the Connecti cut Supreme Court, enjoyed a few nients time in the palatial depot at H&a leyv'lle on Tuesday, night, while waitia for the Shepaug express to carry him his Litchfield home. There was great excitement at Haw leyville, the first of the week. E. Pitcher killed a pig, and eight good men helped to butcher the animal. Brother Pitcher was quite overwhelmed with assistance. S. M, Hunt of Springfield, Mass., was the guest on Tuesday night of A P. Smith. Mrs William H. Glover spent Christ mas day in Bridgeport as the guest of Mrs Philo Botsford. Hervey Wheeler is home for a week, from his duties as postal clerk, between New York and Springfield. H. W. pitn h e an entertainment at the Hawleyville district school build ing, last evening, consisting of a magic lantern exhibition, banjo playing, sing ing and clog dancing. Fairfield CouDty News. BROOKFIELD. Mrs Lucy Taylor left home, last Satur- day, to spend Christmas in Bridgeport with her sister, Mrs Grace Buckingham. Mr and Mrs Augustus Paul of Bridge port are in Brookfield with their parents: Mrs Charles Briggs was in Danbury, last Thursday. F. S. Frisbie has in his possession a pair of old fashioned saddle bags that were once the property of his father. They are quite a curiosity for the present generation to see. It is said Mrs Theodore Manville will return in the near future from her ex tended Western trip. Edgar Cosier has been in town. Miss Stone, who is employed in W. J Beehler's store, spen Christmas with her parents in New Milford Ex-Postmaster Anthony of New Mil- ford called on old friends, Tuesday. The Southern New England telephone company have placed a long distance telephone in William J. Beehler's store. M. O. Hayes of New Britain spent Christmas day with his father E. Meaney and family of Danbury were the guests of his mother, Christmas day. CRANBERRY PLAINS. An entertainment was held in the school house on Friday evening. Over i i 8 was raised tsward pV-rchasiai a bell. - - ! 4j " ' ' 1 ' - .- i , mr ana Mrs jrann Uiwanetzke of South Norwalk spent Sundav with his parents, Mr and M John Ewanetzke. Allen Burton of li. u klyn spent Christ mas with his mother, Mrs Susan Burton. MissesjPhebe and Lizzie Smith of Citv Island have been visiting Miss Hattie Crawford. Mrs Thomas Gregory is sick with the grip. Miss Charlotte Adams is on the sick list. Mrs Allen Gregory has visited her sis ter, Miss Mary Burke of Nor walk. Mr and Mrs Dayton Bouton spent Christmas with relatives in Weston. Miss Lulu Crouk of Norwalk is visit ing her parents, Mr and Mrs Peter Crouk. , Our school closed on Frid ly for a week's vacation. Rev D. M. Ellwood preached in the chapel on Sunday afternoon. GREENFIELD HILL. AN UNFORTUNATE SLIP. Edgar S. Banks cut one of his toes open while cutting wood. William B. and Charles L. Hill are both home enjoying the holidays with their parents. Mr Page has gone to his home in New York state to spend his vacation. Miss Carrie Merwin and brother, George, of Westport were in town, Sun day. Miss Sarah Howes, teacher in Deer- field district, is spending a few day s in Southport. Herbert Hutchinson and UU aunt, Miss Sarah Hopkins, have gone to Port Jefferson for a week. Rev D. Prentice still supplies Dr Plum- ley's pulpit. Mrs E. M. Carr is spending the holi days in Bridgeport. Thomas B. Bradley is quite sick with what appears to be the grip. Mrs William Bulkley is very sick at her daughter's in Norwalk. Miss Alice Nichols, who has been vis iting in New York state reached home on Friday, delighted with her trip. G. F. Nichols of New York is enjoy ing the holiday season with his parents. Some 75 of the friends of Miss Mamie Merwin tendered her a surprise on Christ mas night. D.tncing was the principle amusement. Music by Bulkley & Burr with Prof Lobdell as prompter. Plenty of refreshments were furnished by the ladies. There's to be a meeting of the lodge to-night (the 2!)th), at the secretary's home. A grand ball will be held at Bright's hall on New Year's night. It is ex pected to be the largest affair of the sea son. Miss Julia Brown is home from the Normal school for a two weeks' sojourn STRATFORD. ORONOQUE. A very pleasant entertainment was given, Friday evening, December 22, by Mi-s Bertha Clair, teacher, and the schol ars of the Oronoque school, the program consisting of reading, recitations, dia Ingues and music, ending with the dis tribution of the gifts that loaded a fine Christmas tree. The school houe was packed to overflowing and all seemed well entic fled, at lliv Uappy maimer which the program was rendered. J. H. Blakeman has sold four heifers and a bull from his fine herd of thor oughbred Holsteins to F. H. Finney of Ansonia. Dea C. D. Blakeman seems a little better of the severe cold that has kept him a prisoner for a few day?. The village improvement association through the efficient management of their leader, John E. Holmes, should be given credit for keeping the side walks clear of snow. They own three snow plows and hire them used in the three district as follows: Lower district, Henry MeacheD ; middle district, Per- rv Beardslev: upper district, William Blarney. MONROE. It. L. Goldsborough and Miss Nannie Benkard of New York spent Christmas with Rev A. Goldsborough. Weir Golds- borough also was home from Garden City for the holidays. Wallis Smith of Yonkers and family arrived, Saturday, to visit Hobart E, Beardsley. B. S. Hurd and family spent Christ mus with J. H. Brewster, Shelton. The children of S. B. Beardsley are with Dr J. G. Stevens. . Edwin Shelton has been very ill with continuous fever for some weeks. Miss Lottie Munson, who has been with Mrs N. J. Sterling, has gone to the Park hotel, New Britain. BETHEL. WOLF PITS. Henry Smith and family spent,Christ- mas in Norwalk. W. H. Piatt and wife spent Christmas with his eon in Danbury. W. F. Hoyt and family spent Christ mas with her sister in New Fairfield Julius Ferry entertained company over Christmas. Charles Morgan and family have moved into Mr Stevens' house and he boards with them. Mr Seeber has entertained his mother from Mt Vernon, N. Y. Henry Wood has three or four children sick with scarlet fever. BRIDGEPORT. FE. Clark of Bridgeport and H. S Nichols of Stepney went on a hunting f.rin nn Bridgewater way, one day, last week. The number of partridges they I It Mi wop TRUTHS TERSLEY PUT. You cai buy Cloaks and Futb of us, this week, atlTi A T")l RF' January Closing Out Prices, and a big stock of the latest styles to choose from. VERY FEW PEOPLE know what they want until they see it. But almost ev ery one can be suited in our Dress Goods and Silk assort ment. The quality as well as the style, back of our re duced prices, tells the story. NOT MUCH LEFT in Holidav Goods, but what. thereis, at prices that are dirt cheap. You know we never show anything the second season. Would give it away first. 762 & 768 Chapel St., NEW HAVEN, CONN. captured could be numbered by two fours. They captured one rabbitt also Mr Clark in an expert hunter, and Mi Nichols has a high reputation as a sportsman. STEPNEY- Miss Alice Hamblin is guest of Mrs F. W, Hawley. Lorenzo Jackson, while cleaning a re- volver, one day, last week, accidentia shot a bullet into his hand. The doctor removed it and he is doing as well as could be expected. LYON'S PLAIN. William Livermore of New York is the guest of his sister at the rectory. Mrs Betsey Seeley is very low. Mr and Mrs James A. Smith and son. Clarence, Mrs H. B. Coley and Mr and Mrs D. B. Provost ate Christmas dinnei with Mr and Mrs Clarence Bradley at their home in Greenfield U ill. Mrs William Davis entertained her cousin and friend from Rowayton, on Sunday and Monday. Relatives from this place attended the funeral of Mrs Horace Lyon in Strat- field, on Wednesday. Mrs H. B. Coley entertained her daugh ter and husband, Mr and Mrs D. B. Pro vost of Elizabeth, N. J. Mrs Brady of Belden's Hil!,Wilton,vis- ted her daughter, Mrs J. W. Treadwell, last week. H. H. Nichols and wife and Mr and Mrs Maurice White spent Thursday in Danbury. Turkey thieves are prevalent. It is thought that ere long justice will take effect. Col William F.Livermore of New York was a guest at the rectory, Christmas day. Miss Nettie Merwin of Norwalk is spending the holidays at home. Eli Winton and Burr Beach of Easton attended Christmas services and dined with Rev Mr Hamilton. Mr Beach also assisted at the children's festival. John Gulick of Good Hill is visiting friends at the Plains. Mrs Mary A. Merwin gave a Christ mas dinner to her relation who reside here. Mrs Phebe A. Fanton, who has spett several weeks in attendance upon her daughter, Mrs William Keeler, returned to her home, Sunday. , The Christmas tide services were large ly attended and and the rendering of car ols much enjoyed, especially as the new organ was used on the ocea ion. The congregation of Emmanuel church have passed a resolution thanking L. R Hoyt: for his kindness in procuring a new organ ; also extending to Col A. R T. Nichols and E. N. Sipperly their ap preciation of their gifts towards the same purpose. , The choir from here, Sunday night rendered the music at Christ church, Easton. Miss Nellie Merwin presided at the organ. The children's festival, Monday even- .. rrwm- rm .tr-w - i mm JfjIStorey Havlne reroKnizMl dnrinar the last two r and useful articled lor holiday presents, tliey have put In an extra Muck of the lollowing ar ticles, bought at special prices during the depression ol business: White Silk Initial Handkerchiefs, 20c, SOc, 75c and (1. We are doing a lar&e trade in Embroidered Handkerchiefs, all prices. Silk and Feather Fans. Silk Mufflers. Silk Sinmeiiriera. MenV Silk sill, rmhivllia Choice handles. Fur Ties wUh Animal Heads Irom Tie. Special lot ot Mink Ties at $3.75. VVe have fuMt received Rome SiwietMl Ttnirii1ni at this season. A large assortment of Pocket Books and Ladies' Hand ling a and Fancy Notions APRONS Be Mire ftnd PT.tnln. llnr atmlr ft Arwnna Tm, will I...,. . 1... nl .. . iu the city, both in plain and Kmbroidered. We have gone over our stock and marked tion, so that our stock may be reduced during An elegant line of Framed Pictures from 25c upwards. Storey z Eoy, THE - BOSTON - STORE, 342 Main street, BRIDGEPORT. L H. Davis GREAT SUCCESS BECAUSE PEOPLE KNOW WHEN THEY LOOK, For this week 300 Pairs of Pants that have been selling for S3, S4, $5 and $6, marked to close out only $2 a pair. Jersey Shirts, worth $1 and S1.25, marked to close, 50 and 75 cents. All Wool and Wool Lined Frieze Ul sters, $12, worth $20. These are sample bargains. Call and examine. Don't miss the opportunity. 429 Main Street, Bridgeport, Conn. P. S. Goods must be turned into mones. WINTER. -rvTT-6 .1 .TTvr-raT Dress Bonnets. Round Rats, Toques and Ordered Hats. Choice Novelties to make selections from. We havn a large assortment of Trimmed Hats- W. E. Halligan, - 396 Main St., - Bridgeport. HOLIDAY HINTS! mm aes , Booklets. Cards, Cale belore equalled. I P0ST0FFICE NEWS ROOM, uus. ISon't K.m.ovvr "Vlaxt; to Select FOR CHRISTMAS GIFTS. A call on A. E. LACE?, Bridgeport ZFLTxTDTDer Store, Will assist you greatly. Complete stock; reasonable prices. 139 Fairfield avenue. - BRIDGEPORT. CCNN ing, was much enjoyee by a large gath ering of parents and friends. A Dum ber of children recited Christmas stories, the choir sang carols and all listened to a very fine address by Rev William Cog well. Messrs Lobdell, Gulick, Adams and Beach distributed the 'numerous presents. Miss Nellie Merwin presented each child with a card. The members of the choir gave to the rector and Mrs Hamilton valuable and useful presents. All united in saying this was one of the most successful Christmas festivals. Mr and Mrs J. R. Hoyt have been for the past week guests of Frederick Silli man of Bridgeport. - A feature of the children's festival was a Jacob's ladder, instead of a Christ mas tree, trimmed in green and whitei and festooned by the many presents, it presented a truly beautilul appearance. In New Hr ven County. OXFORD. THE CHILDREN WERE HAPPY. The Sunday school of the Episcopal church held their Christmas festival in the Town hall, Tuesday evening, Decem ber 20. Ihe little ones gave quite a pro gram of recitations and the church choir rendered several fine selections of music At the conclusion the children were pre sented with books and boxes of candy. DEATH OF MRS SCRANTOX. Mrs Scranton, who resided in the lat Mrs Wilcoxson'8 home, died suddenly, Saturday night last. The burial was from her late residence on Tuesday, De camber 26. Mrs Kate M. Davi returned on Tues day, from a two weeks' stay in Wood bury.. The Y. P. S. C. E. will give a social New Year's evening in the vestibule ol ante ml r . thrM vmi b. nrMwl ilnil for nlain In !?il,l.r.i,.i mh.1 I ....!. I.. .1 u n.l HISSES' JACKETS. inanv of them from SO to SO ner cent reduc the holidays. Bankrupt Sale GOOD BARGAINS SEE THEM- ypftr when pnr-; consider wherw the best for their me-. .Nowhere can Ue foot! k more exfiuiii.nij.nlevnf Tiji- Parker & Davis, 366 Main street, BRIDGEPORT, C03TN. Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry, STEELISG SILVEl B0VELTIES, CUT GIASS Clocks, Lamps, Art Pottery for Wedding and Xmas GifU. WE INVITE INSPECTION. WE MAKE A SPCIALTT OF FIBE BXFAISIXa. the church. Cake and coffee will be served. All interested are invited. The ladies society of the Episcopal church will meet with Mrs Kate M. Davis, Thursday. January 4, afternoon and evening. The young people are particularly invited for the evening. SOUTH BRITAIN. Mrs Marshal Clark is very low with pneumonia. The west pier of the large bridge in the village fell out, Tuesday forenoon, necessitating the closing of the bridge. MIDDLEBTJRT. Mrs Ilenry Judd is on the sick list. George Wallace expects to have a U ri ant in his house soon. Henry Judd drove to Gosten one day last week, o gee his son Charles. FOR AND INFANTS INVALIDS. TKAPt aAtTWIf HASH. THE ONLY PERFECT Substitute for Mothers MilL . WalllngfOTtl, Oonn. My boy has never been sick a dar since ba commenced taking Mellln's Food, nor well moment before lie took IU J. J. BKDMOim. cmhwiiiwii. Mass, i Gentlemen: TTave been an invalid for W several months and Metlla'a Food to t be only gs food I've bad that I relished ,aod at I beat ma time nourished and stroigtbnKd. Q Mrs. A. B. Satis. SEND far ear kaak, "The Cm aa4 T Feealaw af Iatata," atloa' Frae la aar adaVraa.