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TOE NEWTOWN BEE.
PUBLISHED BY
THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY.
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A RTHUU il. DMITIl, BUSINESS MANAUKR
$L2S a Tear. 73 Cents for Six Months,
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IEWT0WR, CO "IS
rjtlDtT, MAT 11
1894
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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.
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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.

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