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PUBLISHED BY THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. AT.f.ISOV V. MM ITU. KD1TOR. A RTHUU il. DMITIl, BUSINESS MANAUKR $L2S a Tear. 73 Cents for Six Months, CO Cent Tor Four Month. l our unu a Mpy. IEWT0WR, CO "IS rjtlDtT, MAT 11 1894 Stf si . ..... r , 1.- T. J- THE EDITOR'S FAMILIAR CHAT- (lov Morris has promised to piy New town a visit, as n gm-st nt the Fourth of July iM'k'brtttion, whUH will draw many visitors from outside. Kvory Indication now points to a routing celebration. ThU fact KoumU badly. Ttiore have been nine lynehings in Northern states since the beginning of the year, four of whic h are credited to Kansas. Some of the Indians are not so very far behind the times. Tahlequah, the Cherokee capital, Had a bad lire week before last that wiped out the postotliec. telephone office, several stores, a barber's shop and livjry stable. The "Cherokee Advocate" improves the occasion. "The business men of Tahle riuah should at any cost have water work to protect their property,'" it remarks. Several articles in this week's issue of Tiik II kk will repay a careful reading One by II. O. Averill of Washington oi "flood lloads," another by Kev O. O. Wright, treating on Arbor day. Our fanner friends will find a brief and time ly article on "The best early potatoes,' by I). V. Peck of Newtown. It doesn'l pay to pass by a single page of TiikBkk. "Farmer are constantly In need of tin use of highways to transport their prop erty and to move themselves from place to olacc. The average farmer is live miles distant from the nearest railway station, and his surplus produce must be moved that distance year after year If he were to compute the saving that he and his neighbors would have by reason or lirst-ciuss roadways, they would discover that it would amount to more than the expense of putting the roads in good condition and keeping them fo." So says Senator Pefler of Kansas, ami he is right. w Fairfield County News. BETHEL. THE CONDITION- OF IIATTINO. Hatting is dull, dullest. Samples are being sent out every week. The styles are large hats 5 1-2 to (j deep, two inch brim, heavy curls, tube crown, a very popular hat for young men. If you in tend to visit South or West, have your hat tipped front and rear to almost caver ?'ur nose. If you go East to Boston lave your hat brim set Hat, better to tip up than down. Samples of pearls have been sent out more the past week. Light brown are popular and are a good color for all weather during the summer months. HOW TO KNJOV I.IKE. Uise at I o'clock in the morning and hear the birds sing if you wish to enjoy one of the real pleasures of life at this season of the year; A 1UUI.I.1ANT SIGHT. The round top hill, called Beehive mountain, south of the borough, burned over, Monday afternoon and evening. The illumination after dark was a grand sight. A circle of fire surrounded the hill and soon exhausted itself at the edge of the cleared ground. HAVE FAITH TO REMOVE MOUNTAINS. The hill back of Henry Burr's real denee is being carted oil' for filling in Pat Iolan' yard. When the job is done Mr Burr will be greeted by the morning sun about 15 minutes earlier. THE BOIIOCGII ELECTION. Monday's borough election passed oft very quiet; only one ticket. Whole num ber of votes cast 29. Here is the ticket elected: Warden, George G. Durant; clerk, Howard S. Gilbert; burgesses, El gin S. Andrews, Theodore 11. Smith; treasurer, Howard II. Woodman; bailiff, John M. Signor; assessors, Arthur II. Senior, Frederick E. Benedict, Benjamin F.Foster; water commissioner, Edwin C. Oakley ; treasurer of water fund, S 8. Ambler. Elmer T. Judd writes to his brothers that there has been a great flight of wild geese over JNorth Dakota, this spring They make a atop of a few weeks and soon get fat on the wheat fields. Then the hunters' real sport begins and roast goose is an every day meal until they pass on to their more northern feeding grounds. William Kyle has bought of Edgar Weed of Stony Hill a fine large .horse to matcn up ior team work. The indications are good now for the trolly system for street railway between Banbury and Bethel. The old horse car road Is In the worst of condition. Some thing will have to be done soon or the public will sutler. The new meat market on Cent.r street opened Saturday evening. The bill of prices at a low figure as follows : Prime roast, 11c, pot roast 4 to 9c, shoulder steak 3 pounds 25c, round steak 10c, por terhouse steak 14c, sirloin 14c. JS early every nook and corner over town Is being planted with potatoes. The land Is covered with an unusual amount of white clover, which Indicates a eood crop of honey. Apple orchards have blossomed fairly wen. WOLF 1'ITS. Mrs DeForest and daughter of Mt. Vernon, N. Y., are visiting Joseph Seeber's. Mrs William Johnson, formely of this place, has rented rooms of William Gorhara for the summer. The hat shop is runnnlg on part time only. Business is rather dull. W. If. Piatt has visited his brother, Orrin Piatt of Stepney. A. II. Briscoe sold a pair of oxen to a Mr Bartram of lteddlng, this week. William wood is at home ior a month's vacation, from Newburg, N. Y. The children of Charles Perkins have had the German measles. A. II. Dlmond Son are making a special run on "Our liest" cultivators, this week. Call and examine them at their store on Centre street. They are the best Implement of the kind on the market to-day. You'll get big value for your dollars if you buy them. STEPNEY. METHODIST CUtTUCH NOTES. A literary and musical entertainment will be given, Tuesday evening, May 22, followed by tho annual strawberry and ice cream festival. The ladles' aid have engaged the services of A. .Lulu Kay niond, the widely Known elocutionist 01 New VorK. Miss itaymunu wm us as sisted by the Stepney uialo quartet. Look for program next week. The ad mission will be 'JO cents. SOUTHPORT. SCUOOL NOTES. Last week, bchool Visitor E. L. Wella, when he visited the Southport schools. Introduced a new feature. A member of the school was elected clerk, to hold of fice for one month. Timothy O. Lwyer was elected. His duties are to keep a record of all the doings of the school during the time the visitor is present, all mistakes made by tne scnoiars, etc. Next month a chairman ana ciers win be elected. Tho pupils entered heartily into the plan. Walter S. Thomas is now the corres oondent for the Post. The schooner, Falconer, has been put out of commission for the summer. Mis? Thorpe has purchased a lot irom II. N. Wakeman, adjoining Mrs jjuik lev's, nnd will build at once. run new cnoir 01 irimtv isiouiuubuu of Mrs Huntington, Miss Taylor, Mr Crowe and Mr llotchkiss. Miss Lewis of Norwolk played the organ, Suuday, most satisfactorialiv. A boat load of paving stones ior tne Peouot library erounds arrived, last week. Several loads more are expected The work of putting the stones in posi tion will besrin at once. William 11. isuiitiey is now delivering Posts and Standards In the village. John E. Snicer is the executor of the will of his wife. The band will probably be reorganized Dr Osborne now rides a Columbia weisrht 21 pounds. (). T. Sherwood has purchased a fine horse. An important meeting of the Daugh ters of the Kins. Trinity chapter, will be held at the rectorv at 3 o'clock, this af ternoon. A. O. Jennings of the Waterbury Watch Co.. is on a business trip to the South. STRATFORD. A SUCCESSFUL UAKDENER. George Meachen, market gardener of this place, prides himself on being the first of the season to get asparagus to market, about two weeks ago. lie has about 40 acres of land under cultivation Ten are set out with cabbage, making over 100,000 plants, 10 acres to sweet corn, now four inches high, 15 acres of potatoes. 150.000 celery plants, also beets, lettuce, onions, parsnips, etc. CON ( i U KG ATION A L CHURCH NOTES. The V. P. S. C. E. society of the Con gregational church elected the following olllcers lor the coming six months 1'resident, K. B. French; vice president I)r Cogswell; secretary, Miss Ives treasurer, Miss Lizzie Wheeler; corre3 ponding secretary, C. W. Blakeslee chairman of prayer meeting committee Lev Joel S. Ives; lookout committee Miss Julia Taintor; social, Miss At wood; missionary, Miss Judson ; flower Miss Spall; calling, Miss Georgia Booth COXEYITKS IN STKATKOKI). A division of Coxey's army passed through town a few days since, bound for Washington, and attracted consider able attention. On reaching New York City the leader was arrested for at tempting to parade through the city without a permit. While this move ment throughout the country seems to be regarded as a huge joke, yet thinkin people cannot help wondering what will be the outcome of this really great up rising of unemployed labor. Mrs Lewis Urinsinade ot Trumbull i the gvest of her daughter, Mrs W. A Stagg. Stagg & Beardsley have three ne houses in their works now, for William Porter, I. C. Wood and Robert Curtis William Porter's house is ready for the plasterers. 1). C. Wood and Uuberi Curtis are getting the foundations ready The library committee have decided to make another purchase of new books The eterans will meet, triclay even ing, at Town hall to make arrangement for a proper observance of Memorial day. Twenty-seven visiting clergymen were present at the county clerical conven tion held in Christ church. They were entertained at the rectory by the ladies of the parish. At the annual meeting of the Village Improvement society there was a fair attendance, and the following named persons were elected to ofilce for the coming year: President. F. C. Beach; treasurer, F. H. Taunnis ; secretary, F. II. Allen ; vice presidents, G. W. Fair child and Henry F. Meachen ; executive committee, Mrs Allen, Mrs G. W. Fair child, Mrs Byington, C. W. Blakeslee, Dr Cogswell, J. E. Holmes, H. P. Stagg, C. II. Wolf and D. C. Wood. The treas urer reported .$111.54 cash on hand and all bills paid. Shad are fine and plentiful and Plumb has the pick of those caught in the Uousatonic river. A new barber shop and pool room is to be opened In the building formerly occupied as a meat market. We shall soon see our tramway cars running by electricity. Assurances giv en the writer by one in authority indi cate that by the 1st of September our road will be in operation, with electrici ty as the motive power. John Hard is steadily improving. A number of candidates were im mersed at the upper wharf, last Sunday. The new road machine has been ac cepted by the town fathers and has been put in service. A first class sociable is promised for Friday night. The W. C. T. U. met with Mrs Nathan Curtis, Thursday afternoon. The recent library entertainment net ted the association over $G5. Mrs E. J. Spall entertained her friends at tea, Tuesday afternoon. Samuel Beardsley and family left for their new home in Goshen, N. Y., last week. They drove their own team and anticipate a very pleasant trip. Ansonia parties let loose a lot of car rier pigeons, last Friday afternoon, from this place. At the Congregational church four persons united at the morning service, last Sunday. The Osceolas' are playing some very good ball. The temperance people seem to be successful in their attempts to prevent any liquor licenses being granted. Mr Kouth, a son-in-law of Mr Khoades, died at the home of his father-in-law on King street, and was buried from the family residence on Wednesday. He had been in failing health for some time but his death came quite suddenly. The sympathies of the entire community are with the afflicted family. The inter ment was made in the family plot in Union cemetery. GREENFIELD HILL. David R. Browr, who has been convalescing. ill, is Mrs Arnold Smith of Bridgeport has hired the Donaldson place for the summer, and has taken possession. Raymond Matson, Mr and Mrs H. Elwood, Miss Laura Dowd and E. Pease have lately joined the Grange. R. L. STEVENSON. C. E. Bradley went, last Saturday, to Newburgh to visit his daughter, Mrs H. Stevens,and also visited friends in Camel before his return. Miss Minnie Hawkins vis"ted at Wil liam Jordan's. The year-and-a-half little boy that Is with his aunt and grandma,Mrs Hartnett, is quite unfortunate, as he has had. three sick spells this year. The last one was serious. He has been under the care of Dr Stevens of Monroe and Dr George Beardsley of Birmingham. Miss Carrie Radcliff has had a call to do dressmaking work In Nangatuck. , Cicero Beardsley and son went to the shore in Milford and came home with luck, 12 black ducks, and a half bushel of flat - fish. Vour correspondent thought it was pretty good work. BRIDGEPORT. BENNETT'S GREAT FIRE SALE. Famous brands of shoes offered at one- half, one-quarter and one-twelfth of their value from Osborne's great fire in Lynn. C. 11. Uennett of unageporc, ever on the alert and keenly alive to the wants of the people of Bridgeport and surrounding towns and during the finan cial depression, invites them to bis great fire sale of shoes and oxfords slightly damaged by water and bmoke at Os borne's, Lynn tire, known as tne largest manufactory and wholesale shoe ware house in that great shoe center. Ladies usually pay $3 and $4 for a pair of fine VicI kid button shoes. ou can Duy them in this sale for $1.29. There are children's russet shoes at 9 cents, men's French blacking for 1 cent, men's all solid lace shoes at f 1.69, men's russet lace shoes worth $2.50 at 89 cents. This great sale commenced, Thursday, May 3. These are the days of "specialties," and some of those in the millinery line are a wonder and a delight to purchasing people. Aside from regular stocks, such as trimmed round hats, toques and bon nets, Mrs George Dunham of 437 Main street, directs special attention to ner superior display of elegantly trimmed children's goods. These are no "pick ups," but straight values, and in the hope of speedily reducing a burdensome supply Mrs Dunham nas lowered mar gins till very little profit is left on the goods. REDDING. A BIRTHDAY SURPRISE Miss Rinda Beers was 71 years old on Saturday. In the forenoon, she did a large washing, entirely forgetful of the significance of the day. Not so her friends and neighbors, who had planned to give the venerable lady an agreeable sur prise. In the afternoon they assembled in large numbers, laden down witn good things to eat. The time was spent in doing justice to a nice spread, and in so cial converse and jollity. Among those present were Mrs ilawley Williams, Miss Minnie Williams, Mrs Mary A. Mil ler, Mrs C. Bradley, Mrs S. Benedict, Mrs E. P. Shaw and others. Having brought joy and good will as an allevia tion to the toilsome and lonely life of their aged friend, all departed conscious of a kind deed done, and hearts made happy. Charles Sanford and Patrick Flood are drawn as juriors to serve in the Superior court, which comes In at Danbury, May s. The heirs of David Williams are hav ing an addition built to their house on Couch Hill, in order to increase their ac commodations for summer boarders. Senior of Bethel has the contract and John Gilbert bosses the job. "The Faithful Workers" will give a basket sociable at the house of Mrs J. L. Sanford, Friday evening, May 11. An enjoyable time may be expected. Apple blossoms are out about 10 days earlier than usual. The genial Tom Doran of Boston is spending a few weeks at the old home stead, assisting his sister, Ella, to plant her garden. His appearance indicates that the world has dealt kindly by him. A fire started in Hopewell woods, last week, on the land of Mrs T. Ryan, at the spot where the steam saw mill stood some years ago. Beyond burning up the dry brush, it did no particular dam age. Fred Gilbert is running the farm of Edward Kowing in Easton. Two prospective lawsuits have been settled through the intervention of Con stable Bartram, who always tries to bring about a settlement before serving a writ. The creamery is running to its full capacity and Mr Randall has his hands full to keep up. Peter Agnew has obtained a situation in Massachusetts and has moved his family there. R. K. Fiteh of Weston was the guest of F. W. Piatt over Sunday. M. E. Casey of Fairfield, who ha3 been at Middletown since last October for treatment, is greatly improved and expects to return to his family in two weeks, much to the joy of his many friends. George Sherman attended the wedding of his son, Charles, who was married to Miss Elliot in Bridgeport, on Tuesday, the 8th. Ex-Sherifl Sanford and Sheriff Glover were in town on Monday on legal busi ness. The Sunday school convention at the Methodist church drew quite a large crowd, and proved to be a very interest ing occasion. Our farmers are quite forward with their spring work, oats, corn and pota toes being nearly all planted. Rev F. A. Hatch of Danbury, will give his popular lecture on "Queer Folks" in the Congregational church, Redding, Wednesday evening, May 16. This is said by those who have heard it, to be a very entertaining lecture and should bring out a large audience. Ice cream and cake will be served after the lecture. B. F. Bassett, having finished the Con gregational parsonage, is now painting several wagons for J. Li. Sanford, alter which he whl paint the house for Mrs P. ft. ftnapp. Henry S. Osborne has bad his three seated wagon and sleighs painted by B F. Bassett. , FAIRFIELD. - THE FIREMEN'S FAIR A SUCCESS. The fair of the firemen in the town hall on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thurs day evenings was a great success,far be yond expectations. Citizens showed their appreciation of the organization by a generous patronage, and a, good bal ance on the profit side will be found when everything is settled. The com pany turned out Monday evening with the truck and made a long parade, head ed by a drum cotps, and carrying a trans parency advertising the fair. On Tues day the Manhattan quartet (colored) rendered some fine songs, aided by the "Three ti orchestra, who also played tor the dancing Each evening the program was varied. Cake and cream and light refreshments were served. An elegant flag was voted to the most popular society. A silk umbrella and a cane were also voted on bamuei ana uacon wakeman were among the athletes taking part in the meeting at the Bridgeport x . M. C. A the other night, when plans for the com ing season were discussed. Walter M. Redfield, who has been bookkeeper for Lyon & Grumman at 283 Main street, Bridgeport, for the past seven years, has resigned to take a simi lar position with tne JNew ftngiand pipe company, ua leaving he was, presented with a handsome silver lined briar-wood pipe, Henry Weller, who has been running a wagon through -the country for some weeks, is to open a fish market soon, in the rear of Pickett's old store. Selectman Buckingham now drives around town in a light, handsome spin die. . . Miss Mabel Beers of Nerwalk has vis ited her friends on Mill Plain. Two little girls playing on the Unquo wa road, saw a snake, and the elder one threw stones at it as it wriggled into the path, when the five-year-old saw some one driving towards them, and she said, "Please sir, ride over that snake for me." Smiling, he did so, and it was kilted. By an order issued by the superior court at Bridgeport, Col William 11 Stevenson's lovely summer residence, Cedarhurst, in Fairfield reverts back to him by foreclosure proceeding and he has been given a cleatT title by the court, and it is so recorded on the town clerk's book in Fairfield. , There are no liens or mortgages on the place, it Is free. By this order &t the court, Alvin M. Craig, who has occupied the place for the past year, is dispossessed. When Mr Craig bought the place. Col Stevenson retained a mortgage of $12,000, which Mr Craig was unable to meet Henry Sturgcs of Mill Plain has a fine little pony for the use of his childre n who enjoy driving. A full meeting of St Paul's guild is re quested to-day, at 3 p. m. William Smith has rented a part of his house to Mr Tait. LONG HILL. METHODIST CHURCH NOTES. Rev Mr Fanning of Long Island, fath er of Mrs Gurney, was at the Methodist cnurcD, bunday, and administered the sacrament. The blackboard review of the Sunday school lesson each Sunday by Kev Mr Gurney is verv interesting. There have been a number of new addi tions of late In the school. The Methodist Sunday school is mak ing arrangements for children's day. June 10. . Mrs C. Hall and daughter have visited Mr and Mrs G. Thompson at Glenbrook. ueorge ivuhne of Bridgeport is sick at his father's, Peter Kuhne's. Miss Bertha Addis is visiting friends at New Milford. Mrs M. Hurd has been quite sick but Is improving slowly. Miss Emogene Sears from Bridgeport has visited her sister, Mrs B. Turney. Irving Coan has bought two pair of oxen of late and a pair of heavy horses. As Mrs Frank Sherman went into her back kitchen she was met by a visitor that was surveying the premisies, not a welcome visitor, but a flat headed adder. But before being captured, it made its escape. But a while after, as she went into the same room, the cat had it watch ing in the corner. By calling on help it was was killed. Clark Hurd was in the place, last week. Mrs Leavitt has been taking care of a sick child of Levi Downs Harvey Jfe.; very sick. Miss Bertha Milford. Addis is visiting in New Frank Wheeler is putting on an addi tion to his house. I. Dayton is doing the work. Also Charlie Hall Is having some Improvements made inside his house. The work is being done by Mr Sweezey. A number of the boys went fishing the other night, and speared over 40 Beach Lyon is canvassing the place as a Dook agent. Victory Council, D. of L., No 31, cleared at their entertainment Tuesday evening, 8. The ladies' aid society and supper made S7.50, Mrs Charles Hale and daughter have returned from their visit to Olenrock C. O. Smith's musical and literary en tertainment will be given at Temperance hall, Long Hill, on Friday evening, May 18, 1894. It will comprise: "Brudder Gardner's" comic negro dialect lecture entitled, "Science." Also an original ne gro lecture entitled, "Apples." The se cond part of the entertainment C. O Smith, will give solos on the violin, harmonica, flageolet, and calaope. The entertainment will conclude with a comic reading entitled "How Ruby played." The admission will be 15 and 10 cents. MONROE. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH NOTES. Rev Mr Lutz and wife are soon ex pected here to make it their home for the summer. On next Sunday, May 13, he will exchange with Rev Mr Parks of Huntington. The committee, Misses May wales, Jessie Lewis, and Mr Robert Sinclair, who have been appointed to make arrangements for the concert on chil dren's day, are making preparations and it is expected that the concert will be June 10. Mrs Staples, who has been ro very ill is improving Master Kobert Lewis or Bridgeport with his friend, Stiles Middlebrook celebrated Arbor day by taking a trip to Monroe on" their bicycles ; an hour and a quarter brought them safely to his grandfather's, Wells Lewis', where they spent the night, and returned nome the next day. Miss Lillie Hull of Stepney spent Sunday with Miss Elma Stevens. In New Haven County OXFORD. KEV MH'ftitRIS RECEIVES A CAIX, Rev Mr Norrls has received and accepted a call, to become pastor of a church in Middle- town, N. Y., and will preach his farewell ser mon here, next Sunday. May 13. The grange meets, Friday evening, May 11 at the residence of E. J. Alline. The Misses Linnie and Katie Andrews are again at home, atter a protracted stay in Newark, N. o. The old ltii-am Oshorn homestead Is now occupied by a Mr B aber. G. W. Cable beautified the giounds around his new house, last week, by setting out 11 fine vounsr niarjles. for shade trees. The Center school closes this week, for the summer vacation. Chestnut Tree Hill children celebrated Ar bor day, by planting a shade tree, on the schoolliouse ground. MIDDLEBTJRY. George W. Wallace is making many im nrovementa, at the hotel, this spring. Opening day at Quassapaug lake pleasure grounds, May 30, all are invited to come and have a good time. Wheaton Bronson is to start on a trip West, this week. K. Dews had a clam bake, last Sunday, at his place.on the West side of the lake. Rath er bad luck for Mr Dews to lose the rudder of the little steamer the first trip of the sea son. Litchfield County News R0XBURY. AT THE CENTER. Much credit is due Mrs David Gillette at producing "An evening with Tennyson," in the Town hall, Tuesday evening. The stage wasnneiy ornamenieu wiin now era ana pot ted plants that lent a more charming view to the eye than the usual plain scenery. Sever al young ladies that took part were in full dress and in the tableaux given were in charming position. A number of songs were well rendered. Rev Mr Vaughan spoke at some length on the eccentricities and habits of Tennyson. Charles Sanford related, in humorous strain, many incidents of Tennv son's home life, who in the last years of his me was an intense sunerer irom rneumatism, atone time reading from a favorite paper, I me ijonaon l imes,j -a reaay cure tor rheu matism." It consisted of a bee.a simple little bee, a honey bee or a bumble bee, it matter ed not which for a dime. He persuaded his son to get' for him a number ot bees, for the purpose, bottled ready for nse. ere the day was tar spent. Not a little impatience was Serceptible as to the result. When the mem ers of the household had each sought their piace oi rest irom a maaen spoi, ne proaued tne rneumauc cures, xne directions were ex plicit : Take the bee by each wins-. Hold. and apply to afflicted part, but bee got ready too soon, applied himself in a most vigorous manner to thumb. Tennyson, not daunted by his first experience, resolved to again brave the irate bees, being exoited and nerv ous had dropped the uncorked bottle ot bees in the bed with his wife, and they lost no time in releasing themselves. Being thus caged for the best part of a day were not in frame of mind to listen to persuasions their captor, but immediately considered tne revengeful in aecnieu actions upon mov able things beings. There were cries of nier- cy, "Help! mercy! mercy!" until the entire retinue of servants had nocked to the scene. but Tennyson had taken flight as thougli rheumatism were unknown to him One waii gave encore. 'ROUND THE STATION. Percy and Wesley Collins left, Tuesday, for Lanesyille, where they will be employed at luis Hiuun nun. William B. Seward and wife, together with tiorace anerman anu wire, nave taaen a no tel at Derby. Mrs Seward came to Roxburv Monday evenlng.and returned with her horse ana carriage, ruesaay.to Demy. Mra Amerila Seward madea trip to- Wood bury, last week, driving a lively black horse. mra oewara is now in ner Hist year, nale an hearty. She made a visit to her son's. Henr Leavenworth, and returned, Saturday even ing. - The excitement at present writing is over snaKes, real snakes, not tnose seen by tne arinking iraternity, tne Doys naving killed Bisnt large water Bii&Keu, near uie creamer bridge. - KENT. RAIN IS VERY MUCH NEEDED. Some parts of the state were visited by delightful rains last Saturday night duc ivent was not tnus iavored. A very black and threatening storm passed north ot nere on sunaay Dut oniv a lew drop fell in the town. .The ground is becom ing very dry and rain is much needed RATTLESNAKES ARE" NUMEROUS Rattlesnakes are coming out of their dens to sun themselves. George Cogs- wen, sr., oi bchogatico&e killed four,the other day, about three and one-half feet long, making six he has killed this spring lie reports a goodly number still alive and ready for business when the berry season comes. We saw a fine specimen of their skins, nicely dried, last Saturday Highest of all in Leavening Power ABSOLUTEIX evening, but we are not anxious to start out rattlesnake hunting, however hand some their dried skins may appear. AT ST ANDREW'S CHURCH. Next Sunday will be Whit Sundav: the Holy Communion will be celebrated in St Andrew's church, and a sermon ap propriate to the occasion will be preach ed by the rector. Mrs Tomkins of Flanders died on Sun day and was buried on Tuesday, Rev B. ivi. vv ngns omciating. Charles Smith and Mrs Burritt Eaton are having their houses connected with the new sewer. The Episcopal church property will connect with the sewer as soon as suffi cient money is raised to bear the expense. Mr uiarK, lather or Mrs Li. J. Boyd, is quite sick. Mrs Cook Darling's little girl, on the road from South Kent to Bull's Bridge, is quite sick with diphtheria. Mr and Mrs Charles JKaton and Mr and Mrs Luther Eaton start for an extended trip, this week. Mrs Seth Monroe of South Kent has been quite sick. Kev W. h . Bielbv expects to preach m tne south Kent schoolhouse. next Sun day, at 2.30 p. m. WARREN. M. H. Rogers and wife of Bridgeport spent a iew days at William .t'orestelle's Mr Rogers returned home with a fine lot of trout. Miss Katie Meagher is at home for the summer. micnaei liarrett, jr., has lullv re covered from his sickness. Selectman Forestelle has purchased a roaa scraper and is repairing his road WATERT0WN. WATERTOWN ENTERS THE ROLL OF PRO GRESSION, APPROPRIATIONS FOR A NEW TOWN HALL, FIRE DEPARTMENT AND NEW STREETS. At the special town meeting, held Sat urday, at 1 p. m., William H. Beers was appointed chairman, B. H. Mattoon, our genial town clerk, filled his accustomed place. Charles Mattoon offered the fol lowing resolution, which was adopted lhat more convenient accommodations are needed for town hall purposes than our present nan anoras." This resolution did not draw out much debate, as the passing of it did not commit the meeting to anything definite, but when the fol lowing resolution was offered and put be- tore tne meeting, the opposing parties clashed : "That the town of Watertown purchase of the First Ecclesiastical socie ty of said town a piece of land near and back of the sign post, being 60 feet wide and extending from highway to highway, as onered Dy vote or said society passed March 2, i8U4,ror the purpose of erecting a town hall thereon and that the town of Watertown proceed to build a new town hall thereon, according to plans and specifications presented herewith, not to exceed the cost of $12,500. And that the sum of $15,000 be and is hereby ap propriated to buy said land, build, warm, light, seat and complete said hall and that W. J. Mun8on, Buell Ileminway, A. N. Woolson, C. B. Mattoon and E. B. Lockwood be a committee to build said hall and carry out said vote and plans. Also that the treasurer of the town of Watertown be authorized to borrow all or any part of said sum of money neces sary to carry out said vote." This reso lution, if passed,carried everything neces sary toward the erecting and completing of a building of which the town has long needed. ine opposition, led Dy Cur- tiss B. Atwood, made an onslaught on the resolution which was feared by the advocates of the new hall might endan ger its passage. The champion of the new hall and framerof the resolution, A. N. Woolson, answered the arguments of air- Atwood m a very forcible and con- vineing;manner. After a lengthy debate, in which many of the lesser lights spoke for or against, the previous question was ordered, showing SS yeas and 42 nays. l his vote was by ballot. The committee appointed at the meeting of the fire com pany on the previous evening, then in troduced a resolution asking for an ap propriation of $1,200 for purchasing a fire apparatus so as to more successfully combat future fires. The appropriation was unanimously granted. The selectmen brought before the meeting the layout of a highway at Oakville of the land of Joel H. Davis and wife and Lewis B. Newton, which was accepted. Damages of $1 each were allowed Messrs Davis and Newton and benefits assessed to Davis and wife $250. The meeting was one of the largest,, and best conducted in many years. Good feeling prevailed and the witticism passed from one speaker to another, merited general applause. The doings of this meeting, if carried out as intended, will benefit our beautiful vil lage beyond conception. A public hall large enough to accommodate Water- town audiences has long been a necessity. Hurrah for the new Town hall and the Watertown Fire Department ! GRANGE JOTTINGS. Thursday evening, at the Grange meeting, C. P. Auger lectured on "Agriculture." The lecturer's hour was open to the public. AT THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Sunday afternoon, four new members were received into the Congregational church on confession of faith. ORGANIZE A FIRE COMPANY. " A meeting was called at the Town hall last Friday evening to further the organization of a fire company. About 100 persons were present. The meeting was enthusiastic and much debate was What is Castoria is Ir. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Karcoticv substance. It is a" harmless substitute for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and JDastor Oil. It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by Millions of Mothers. Castoria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend. Castoria. "Castoria is so -well adapted to children that I rocomnwud i as superior to airy proscription known to me." II. A. Archer, M. I)., 111 So. Oxford St., Brooklyn, S. Y. ' " Tho use of ' Castoria' is soniniveraal and its mtsrits so well kneyvm that It bbpius a work of supererogation to endorse it. i'Jw aro the intelligent families who do not keep Castoria within easy reach." ' - Carlos Martyn, I. D., . New York City. , This Ckmtaub Latest U. S. Gov't Report mug PURE elicited from those interested. T5. IT. Mattoon was elected chairman nro tem. John J. Oailev secretary. The new organization will be known as the Water- town nre company. Acommittee eon- sisting of B. II Mattoon, B. II. Ilemin way, George Hudson. J. A. Buckingham. E. W. Wheeler, A. N. Woolson and Ho- I race Taf t were appointed to bring before the town meeting.iSaturdav afternoon. may o, me matter or a nre company. SECRET SOCIETY NOTES. Thursday evening. Mav 10. Columhia lodge, ISIo. 12, K. of P., worked the third rank and received two applicants. Next inursday evening the work of page will ue exempnnea. Commencing.the first Monday in May, federal lodge, b. and A. M., will meet on the first and third Mondays of the montn until uctooer l. Last Sunday afternoon, the brother hood of St Andrew held service in the Guernseytown school hou3e. The school was crowded. Next Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock service will be held in Pover ty street school house. All are invited. William V an Orden has again entered the employ of Buell Ileminway as coach man. L. E. Parker has added a soda foun tain to his list of improvements in his en larged store. Gardening in the Center just at present Is the whole hobby. Little bonliies here and there indicate that gardens are Deing cleaned preparatory to planting. The new road machiue. "The Rever sible," purchased by the selectmen, is do ing good work, as an inspection of the roads will easily show. Last Sunday Rev John F. Nichols of Christ church preached his anniversary sermon, it being the completion of hi? third year in this parish. Last Wednesday evening F. E. Parker auctioned the remainder of the damaged goods from the rectory fire. Fair prices were tne ruie. BETHLEHEM. CELEBRATING ARBOR DAY. Arbor day was celebrated in the sixth school district in a commendable way by recitations and in a cleaning up of the grounds about the school house and the making of a flower bed. GRANGE NOTES. C. P. Augur of Woodbridge gave the Grange and the public a good talk on Arnor day and farming in general. The hall was well filled and all were well pleased with the speaker. v . iu. iiuriout ot waterDury is im proving his house on the shore of Long Meauow reservoir Dy the addition or a veranda on the south and east sides aud covering the house all over. When com pleted he will have a very pleasant sum mer resort. Hon S. L. Bloss is confined to his bed with rheumatic fever. James Copeland is caring ior him. Ralph Munson is suilering with heart trouble and is hardly able to care for his stock. He has not carried on as exten sive business as some farmers of the town, hut has succeeded in accumulating a handsome property on a limited, busi ness. Rev Fosdick narrison, assistant pastor ot the Church ot the Redeemer of New Haven, visited relatives in town last week. His work is mostly of a mission character. Rev Mr Adams of the Methodist church has been recently called to bury his fath er whose face he had not looked upon for two years. The reverend gentleman is in poor health. Mrs Segar, who has been for several months ill with consumption, has passed to her rest beyond the river. The funeral was held at her late residence and ser vices were conducted by Rev Mr Pike of Morris. Undertaker Fuller of Litch field had charge of the body. Mrs William Hunt, after several months stay with her sister, Mrs David 11. Judd, has leit town CORNWALL BRIDGE. Lewis Ives and daughter of Kent were in town, last week, visiting with rela tives. ihiiip (Jarroii was arrested on a war rant of breach of peace and fined 17 and costs, and given 30 days in jail. Carroll is a peaceable man when sober, but alcohol makes him quarrelsome. Thursday evening, May 10, Charles farent and Miss Sophia L,iner were united in matrimony, by Rev Mr Wright ot ivent, at the home of the bride s fath er, Ludwig Liner. Charles Hall has returned to his home in Danbury. Charles Fabrique of New naven was a guest over Sunday at Li. A. Kobinson s. Lawyer Wilson and son of Bridgeport are in town ior a lew days visiting and trout nshing. Revenue Officer Warren of Watertown made his regular trip in this vicinity, last week. WASHINGTON. A GRANGE CELEBRATION. In arranging the program of Washing ton Grange for the year the worthy lecturer of Washington Grange, Miss Ella M. Thayer, designated Arbor day as Children s night, so last Friday evening all the children of . atrons, between the age of four and 14 years were invited to be present as the guests of the Grange. A program consisting of songs, recita tions, reading, dialogues, etc., was ren dered by the children under the direction of Miss Thayer. It was an open meet ing and an admission of 15 cents was charged Patrons and their friends to Castoria. Castoria cures Colic, Constipation, , Sour Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructation, Kills Wormst, gives sleep, and promotes di- - gestion, ... Without injurious medication. "For several years I have recommended your 'Castoria,' and shall always conlhmo to do ko as it has invariably produced beneflcuJ results." ' ' Edwin F. Pabdkb, SL D., -135th Street and 7th Ave., New York City. Company, 77 MmutAT Street, New York Crrv Dry Goods EIITEI, 342 & 344 MBIN STREET, . "BRIDGE POUT," CONN. We select one day in each week for great many of you now are busy with the usual spring work, houseclean ing, and are constantly coming to something which must he renewed- FoUowing we quote a few items which SASH CURTAINS. About 200 Drummer's Samnles of Laca Cnrtains ent in two. atiiI in at. the thing for sash curtains ; you will find ers not bo mucn, dui you are to have lively so don't delay. TABLE Fine bleached cloths, with colored $2-25, price now $1.25. TOWELS. All Linen Towels from 8 to 25c- Also a finer line, suitable for bureau scarfs, stand covers, etc., 25 and 37 l-2c ; worth 37 1-2 and 50c CROCHET SPREADS. Fine crochet spreads at 75c, 98c and $1.25, any one of them worth from 10 to 15c more- SWIVEL SILKS. For draperies, a new material with handsome figures, all colors for grounds : these goods are sold everywhere at 37 l-2c, our price is 25c. DRAPERY MUSLINS. We have a fine selection of these goods, dots, with lace borders, scroll work with corded borders, and the prices are very low, 20, 22, 25 and 37 l-2c a yard- WASH GOODS. Challies, handsome cotton doods, price 4c. Remember Everything ad vertised found when you come for it ; oo misrepresentations allowed here Mail Orders will receive Prompt Attention. SMITH, JLUJEJr &c CO. The Deeficld "4 You never saw ila equal. I cau refer J KZ "organ ISyJSS spadiag - - Harrow. E. N. SIPPE11LEY, wESTionT,Sirir,ej:,3Mj the number of 90 filled the Grange hall full to overflowing. At the close of the exercises the children were informed by Worthy Master Averill that packages of seed had been provided by the Grange to be distributed to them. In a few words in behalf of the Grange he asked the children to sow the seed in their gardens, to carefully cultivate them through the summer and to come to the "Harvest festival for old and young" October 10, and report what they had learned. Hie children g names were then called and a package containing a variety oi garden seeds was given to each boy and flower seeds to each girl. All pres ent were tnen served to ice cream and cake. The exercises by the children were very interesting. Much credit is due Miss Thayer for arranging the pro gram and drilling the children and to Mrs V. U. r ord and others who contribut ed seeds and helped arrange them for distribution. Ilenry Slocuni is to move into the new house at the New Preston station, being built by H. W. Wood run". Miss Lena Slocum Is quite ill. B. Sneiderman, the shoemaker former ly with Paul N. Gage, suddenly left town, last week, for parts unknown. He left his wife with a little baby , without money or means of support. R. W. Squires has been sick with measles. . WE3T CORNWALL. f 3. 1j. Washington is in New York in HUB CLOTHING HOUSE, 311 Main street, Corner State, BRIDGEPORT, CONN. MEN'S, YOUTHS', BOYS AND CHILDREN'S CLOTHING AND FURNISHING GOODS. The Acknowledged Leaders in Styles and Quality. . Look at our long Regent Cutaway Frocks in soft non-gloss day worsted, vienaas mad fina mixtures. 1 . . Our long single and doable breasted Sacks in serges, cheviots and stylish patterned all wool abrios- - - Our Paddock, Kennel and Soft Soil - ; SPRING OVERCOATS. Such goods as are not found In every clothing house. Compare our prices with any .ia the eit and you will be convinced that ours are the lowest. . 'HUB CLOTHIHG: HOUSE! 11 Ham street, Corner State, News. fo 70. a talk with the housekeepers. A will help to make renewing easier. some of them worth $4 and $5, oth your pick for 75c each. Picking will CLOTHS. border. ri"5! R. If), wnnlri h nhean t Steel Harness. Has io lou!l tif-ers ortn--; hor can Ihi liarnrm. I in ihe Mail mut -'iup-l outride in iii mil-lit. No nUi r hiurie9 will hI l.iw lhis. Il is jut lliinif ior Iok- H'nfr, plowing (no l.-;trkiiiK of Iruit I i-ec) ami H hutnly lr road ami gener h) ust-. Il lit any siztl hore, the urHtt in rU&l lor -ch Lorse, can be iwl with or wiin out a pole, and the team can hack an easily as with a mi rap names. It iii -lenlid to uae in u-tloalin hav m-ilh h hnre lork. CohIj h tit the price oi a -4 rap hartH-tirt and Ih-sk as long aa three ot Uietn- 1 aldo wish to f-ponk a gnntl word tor Use r n -J-i,wv,r you to mtn asisg them to substantiate this. Mills ooxx. the interest tf the fhtar business. Kev J. Pierpcnt drives a new two seat ed surry of latent pattern. A party of nine of Xew Haven fptut Sunday at Cream IJill locking for at tu tu?. Miss Dell Cochrane has leturnt-d from a two weeks vacation spent with relatives and friends at Bridgeport and I-ong Hill. Cochrane Brothers received two car loads of cattle and one car of horse, Thursday night. They came through from the weBC in charge of N. S. Carlisle and Huston Co oh rare. They a te di s ing of them at very low prices. Smith & Sons have ju.-t unloaded a car of very fine white corn. F. B. Wood has heen in charge of the postoflice during Miss iH-il Cot-lirane'a vacation. LANESYILLE. Mrs George Camming has a fine collee" tion ot hon plant. Gilbert Crosby has had his hou newly shingled which has greatly Improved its ap pearance, F. Osborne doing the carpenter work. I.. E. Plat t, the popular carriage dealer ot New Mi'turd, is frequently seen going t bough this place with stylu-hand handsome vehicles i.r parties In Ilawley ville and Newtown. By fair and honorable dealing he baa bnilt np a large trade in his own place ( businena and surrounding towns. Mrs Levi .MeKenuoy of Danbury has been the guest of Mrs R. A. Canfield. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. BMDGEPOUT, COIJ.