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I'imiayHKD by THE BEE l'UBLISIIINQ COMl'AN?. M.I, 1st IN A til til II J. SMI P. SMITH, f I'lTOK 111. Ill SINK.V MANACfc.U r$l.S5 Yaar, 78 Ccnti for Six Months, 80 Ciiou fur Four llo&tbs, Four CunU a Copy, ai.WtOWN.CONH.. FRIDAY, MAY 18 1804. THE EDITOR'S FAMILIAR CHAT A KAMI1.IAU l.ETTKU. -1 whu much impressed with a thought brought out in a recent issue o( The IJkk by the able author of "The J lee Buzz lie said (and I quote hi words eutire), l,IIow plcusant it is to meet people who look you square in the face and greet you with a smile and a salute and word of good cheer. That is a capital doctrine for every reader of The Bkk to carry out iu their own lives and It can bo read over a second time with profit. Have you sometimes met men who im pressed you as if they had gotten out of the wrong side of the bed in the morn ing, as the expression goes. They never say a good word for anything or any body. If they meet you, they remind you of your failings. They point out where a mistake was made yesterday, a blunder here, a blunder there. They are not aatisflcd with their minister. Their local merchants don't suit them. They feel happy and shake for joy if they can make someone uncomfortable. The fuct is if the Almighty created a little planet expressly for them they wouldn't be satisfied. It is a bad habit to get into and does not make a man of of much use to himself or to the com munity, if he allows it to grow upon him. The doctrine of good cheer is a capital one for "hard times." Don't join the ranks of the "cynics," but follow the suggestion of the author of "The liee I!u," have a word of encouragement and good cheer for your neighbors and friends. M. de lilowit.. the famous Kuropeau correspondent of the London Times, will w rite in the June number of McClure's magazine on the chances for " The peace of Kurope," a subject on which his pre dictions are probably worth more than those of any other man living. Over in Woodbury they caught the patriotic fever from Newtown and pro pose to have a grand celebration on the Fourth. Kditor Knox is whooping 'er up in great shape, and the interest mani fested seems to be considerable. Kditor Knox is to lie commended for his en!. Kditor Jones of the YVestportcr has celebrated the advent of spring in en larging his paper to double Its present size, by the use of "patent insides." It gives him more room for local news and he expects Westport people to show their appreciation by inarching by two3 and fours to his ollice, eager to deposit their subscription fee, and here's hoping they will do it. From the writings of ISenjumin Franklin we not'! the following: "Tem perance puts coal on the tire, meal in the barrel, (lour in the tub, mouey in me purse, credit in the country, con tentment in the house, clothes on the children, vigor iu the body, intelligence in the brain and spirit in the whole constitution. " Gov Morris seems to have made a hap py selection In the appointment of Com ion a. uurnngame or canterbury as dairy commissioner. He la spoken of as enterprising, and having a deal of back bone. Now pitch into the bogus butter men, Mr Commissioner. We don't want oleo palmed off on us as honest butter Let the stun be colored and sold on Its merits. hditor Bross of the Kidgefleld Press ought to be a happy man. He is now oc cupying nig new house, one of the pret tiest in Titlcus district. But this is not all that fills his cup of happiness to the brim. Editor Bross has ably advocated "good roads" for many a long month and ho is now reaping his reward by seeing the main street of Rldgeneld (second on ly in beauty to Newtown Street) put In fine condition, with stone and gravel bal last. IMdgefleld'a "slough of despond" will be a thing of the past and we extend congratulations to Editor Bross and hope he may long live to enjoy the new house and the good roads. The Berlin Iron Bridge Co., of East Berlin, are again running full time ten hours per day, six days every week. The fact- that this company has been able to give employment to their force on full time during the year past, when almost every Industry has been more or less seriously affected, is surely a good recommend for "the management and the quality of work which they manufacture. With the exception of March (and March Is the dull month in the bridge business) this corporation has run full time for the past year. We do not think there is a corporation in the state of Connecticut, if there Is ore In the United States, that can boast of a similar record. The company now lias contracts on hand sufficient to keep their force employed on full time until the first of July, and, as at that time the busy season In bridge building opens, the company hope to be able to full time during the entire year. In Kngland, home rule is still he question of the hour. Lord Koseberry has swung around to the home rule s.de of the circle again. lie is now advoca ting rule to Ireland on the familiar Gladstonian grounds, that it is the only way In which the Irish questions can be permanently settled. He went so far as to say that the conditions were now un usually favorable to the grantings of home rule, and that the conviction in favor of it must soon be carried to the hearts and minds of the English people. This remark resembles a little the other one he made about the necessity of con vincing the English people of the desir ability of home rule before it can be accomplished, and will probably disturb the Irishman about as much. Koseberry also brought again to the front his idea of the kind of home rule for Ireland he favored, in his exploitation of imperial federation. He believes in general home rule for all the kingdoms and the colonies and a federated union of them all. This is the outline of Mr I!o;e berry's policy as given by the Spring Held Republican. The choral concert at the Town hall, Tuesday night, was certainly a credit to New town and to all connected with it. It rellected high credit on the leader,ltev Mr Wright. In Fairfield County. STEPNEY AND VICINITY- MKTUOIMST CHLUCII, MAY '22 TAINM KNT-KESTI V A L ! E V EN ENTKH NCr, 7..50 O CLOCK. Once upon a time there were three lit tle kittens in a basket of sawdust. These kittens grew just like other kit tens. They grew long and high and thick, and sleek, and uneasy, and rest less, and pouty, and quarrelsome, and they grew red in the face, and in fact grew apart, but just how they did this ihc male quartet will make known by way of a chant, one of the numbers in the following program : ".lolly oll Honor," Male Quartet Itueltution, "Kentucky llolle," Miss A. T.ulu Kuymmid solo, nelectil, Win H.Snitl'un Hi-citation, Helucteil, Miss Raymond ( hunt, "Three Little Kittens," Male Quartet Itecitatiou, "l.iivo in a llalloon," Raymond Solo, scWh U'cI, Mrs Hollister Siixv Iti-ititatlon, sulcclatl, Miss Raymond SotiK uml chorus, "Wo parted by the riv er siile." C. K. I sborne and Quartet Recitation, "A naughty little girl's view ot Hie," Miss Raymond "Over the Hounding Main," Quartet March to the parlors below; medley, ice cream, strawberries, fakes, etc., The whole audience Miss Raymond i9 a professor of elocu tion, of note, of Portchester, N. V., and oilers a host of testimonials from the press of all the New Kngland states and many other states and we promise our friends a rare treat and iu the solos, we take pleasure in announcing th name of Mrs Sage. Although now residing in this town, it will be her first appearance in entertainment; also Miss Snitl'en, who is well known among us. If stormy we shall be ready to see you the tirst pleasant evening. A MARRIAGE ANX1 V EKSAKV. On Thursday evening, the 10th, a mer ry party met at the home of Mr and Mrs Joiiu tamliam, to celebrate the 11th an nivarsary of their wedding. There were guests from several neighboring towns and some from quite a distauce. all happy mood. The table of refreshments was just loaded with various kinds of meats, cake and fruit, which was in no wise slighted when the word was given "for mess." It was a very pleasant gathering and will long be remembered. A BAKN RAISING!. Fully l.")0 persons attended the Ilawley barn raising on Saturday. The finest weatner of the year brought together a strong force to assist Builder Hubbell, who proven rumseil a master or his trade The whole structure was erected without me least hi ten, every joint was perfect and every timber and brace ready. No building could come together better or more readily. It was suggestive of Cox ey's army, after the barn was up, to see the great sandwiches, many kinds of cakes, pies, cigars, etc., to say nothing of the barrel of Hires' root beer, disap pearing before the multitude, each hav ing a good appetite of his ovn and stim ulated by seeing the rest eat. But they had to finally give it up and a large sup ply of food was still on hand, lor "the deacon" is never found napping when he once takes the lead, always providing plenty for the "round trip," delays in cluded. METIIODIST CHURCH TOPICS. The Methodist Sunday school held its annual election of officers, last Sunday, and the following were elected : Super intendent, John T. Porter; male assist ant, Aawarrt Booth; female assistant Mrs N. M. Powell ; secretary and treas urer, Miss Ettie I. Hull; librarians, L, V. Slade, Ernest Sherman and Miss M, Lillian Hull. This is Superintendent Por ter s lutn consecutive election, a record oi wnicn any person might be justly -a. lime oaoy Doy lias come to live at isaac onerman's. This will attract, otpr """"""i iium tue iact mac most all the -mile strangers" of late are "dear little girts." Levi French has hired the m nmnn Pur. tis place of Georse Lvon. Mr and Mrs Frederick T.vnn of TioHioi uave vi8icea at Airs C. E. Lyon's. J-iarrv JNichols and wif mi rnit., Jennings and wife of Danbury and Mr ana mrs o. v . jn icbols of Bridgeport have uccu cuLeruunea ac l, u. Osborne's. MiSS Pennover Of liridcpnorr. la (most- lt aa I.' 1 1 t- 1 b 14UJUJT OCClcy . Mrs C. C. Sherman of New Haven has visnea relatives in this vicinity. William numb and wife and Miss l eari uurana or Ansonia have hAPn n. tertained at Georca Dn Mr and Mrs Charles Gaines ter of West Hartford ha Vfl visitor) at, felon ry Seeley's. Misses Helen and Emily- SppWnrnwia. itlng In Ansonia, guests of Mrs Albert I-lUJl. Dr Merwin is in New York. At the annual meetinar of the Martin. dist Sunday-school, John T. Porter was again elected superintendent. He now enters upon mm 19th year in this position. Mrs John Warner of Newtown has bought the Hanford Hull property. A neat and handsome granite head stone nas been placed at the grave of Mi randa Hull, to replace one set last fall which failed to prove satisfactory and according to contract. we regret to say that D. M. Hall is SOOn to move from this nplcrhtinrhn.irl Miss Harriett Hall will move Into the va cant rooms. We are clad to reDorfc C. R. Whnow and George Burrltt on the road to recov ery. - Mrs Samuel Powell has been snfferino- with a severe lameness in the hack .'nana. ed by overliftlng. We take pleasure in reporting that she Is improving rapidly. Mr and Mrs F. H. T jVftn have olaif-aH a C. E. Lyon's, his old home. Mr and Mrs E. J. Hawlev sonnr. Sun. day at his old home. Mrs Andrew Curtiss is quite sick again. A. B. Curtis has been imnrovincr hiu pretty place by putting in new tar walks. continue F. E. Silllman of Bridgeport did the iob. lMchard Broderick and family spent Sunday at Eli Leavenworth's. Miss Annie J'ennoyer of Bridgeport was entertained over Sunday by Miss Emily Weeley. IS. II. French lias graded bis lawti, built a new front fence and Is painting his hou?e and barn in colors. Daniel Sturges' little boy, Charlie, who was sick a few weeks ago with pneumon ia, has never quite recovered and seems worse again. Maudie Downs still continues quite feeble. BETHEL ABOUT THE BOROUGH. Martin Murray has exchanged his property in Danbury for Samuel Os born's farm on Couch hill, and took pos session, this week. Alva Taylor, one of the oldest men in town, is very poorly. The wife of Harrison Ferry is very low. Friends have but little hope of re covery. The old Methodist parsonage was not sold as advertised, last Saturday. It will probably be moved away to make room, for the new house. The public fountain is being repaired, this week. It will be ready in a few days to turn on the water. The Twist pharmacy has been greatly improved by putting in a new glass front. The J. & D. Hat Co., have been quite busy, the past week. Sunday afternoon many people were out driving. The gipsy camp near Dan bury drew a gieat crowd to see the gip sy queen. Many paid the fee of 50 cents for the sight. The roads'around Tama rack woods, where the camps are situa ted, was crowded with all sorts of teams, sweltering in the hot sun for hours to gratify their curiosity. During the week days horse trading seems to be the rsge. An unusually large camp have congre gated on their old camping ground, this spring. B-jj Tuesday morning there was a slight frost on the low ground. The barn swallow made its first ap pearance. The bobolink comes next in a few days. Our aged townsman, Charles Stevens, who has been sick most of the winter, has so far recovered as to be able to walk out around the yard every warm day. The location for the new school build ing in Center district has been surveyed. It is estimated that 10,000 yards of dirt will have to be moved to get the proper grade. For the next few weeks the pub lic will be permitted to take dirt from the bank free of cost. The masons are putting on the walls to Durant's new block. The first floor is to be finished for stores and offices in first class style. WOLF PITS. C. B. Johnson of Newtown was here on Monday. Born, April 27, a son to Mr and Mrs Hubert Burr. Henry Osborn has traded the Johnson farm for a horse in Danbury. Mr Davis of New York is boardin with William Brown. airs beeoer ana children are visitineat i i i . . n mo eruou, uer oin norue. Horace Hoyt of Bridgeport have been with his father. Mr Murray has moved from Danbury on to tne rarm tnat he bought of H. O-iborn. W. F. Hoyt and wife have been in Mid dleburv. Mrs Hughes of Brookfield has been W. F. Hoyt's; also G. L. Dickens. C. II. Hurlbut's daughter, Allie, is siek HUNTINGTON. AT TIIK CKNTIilt. 1 he social of St Paul's ladies' aid socie ty, at the residence of O'car Hubbell 'i-i . i . ? . . , muixiay evening, jiay iu, was a sue v-cos iu every way. i ne evening was cool and comfortable for the dancing and the number of young people responding to the invitation to "assist in a good wuik. was lar oeyona expectation mere was over SO suppers served and while the guests were at the tables Mrs ur burndge furnished instrumental music lor their entertainment worthy o a special audience. Music bv Rlisa band for dancing as usual gave perfect sawsiacuon. une more Jive social like this last and the ladies will be able to niaKe all the repairs necessarv at thenar sonage for the comfort of the pastor and his family. The officers of the society extend there hearty thanks to Mr and airs iiubbell, for the use of their com modious home. And hope that they and iiieir cuuuren ana children's childrei may have as good a roof over their head forever as the society hope to buy with trie neip or the 18 the ladies cleared unaer tneir's. Mr and Mrs S. B. Nichols and son of Shelton and Attorney P. L. Johnson and wire or unageport spent Sunday Charles Judson's. at Charles Beard of Isins-lass snpnl. Sun. day with his mother and sister in Dan oury. iienry uoues is rebuilding the stone wan ironting the St Paul's property. Nicholas Wakeley is buildin? an adrli tiuu to ms aireaay pretty home. a son came to srladden thfi henrra nf Jir ana Mrs Arthur S. Burr, Tuesday. James Smith has moved from Shelton co jevi curtiss' house. WHITE HII.I.S. Mrs Henry Graham of Ne w ITftUPn has visited Mrs Martha Brooks. A christening took nlaee in Sr. Mark's church, Derby. Sundav afr.crnnnn nrhon the infant son of John MnOn 110-hin ro. .cicu mc name or Arcnioaia Uree. Miss Anna Dimon was hnmi nvor Sim. aay. Misses Fannie Wlxom and Susie Hub- Deu nave entertained Misses Carrie and Alice a rencn. .cawara natter and wife have moved in with his parents. - Arthur Booth and family of South End ouuusysijiawara uooaman s Mrs btepcen Hovey and son Vincent oi ix ew uaven have been at John Mc- vaugnins. une or tne most enjoyable whists of the season was at Miss Libbie Hurd's Monday evening. Will Di first gentlemen's prize,Miss Carrie French nrsi iaa:es', and Gilbert Brooks the con solation. MONROE. GRANGE NOTES. A very pleasant ou joromers' evening. After i-uo yiugjaui tne sisters were invited to the dinner hall, which lloinrafail n.!-l .1 . . J iiuweis,auu were reiresh ed with ice-cream and cake. vuiie a ciass are to be initated in the first and second degree this week and on axuy . JirumDuii Grange will furnish the program. John Griffin, who has been orooUrr oi. flicted by death in his family, adver. tises cows for sale. Mr Griffin ha hri great deal of trouble, and would apnreci- uc in u muse in neea or cattle would come forward at this time and buy of mm. Eli Curtiss has hnnvhf: Iho rl formerly owned by Lorenzo Sterling. The children of the. church are preparing for a concert for Children's Day. .Rev A. J. Parks of Huntington ex changed with A. R. Lutz on Sunday. Mrs M. J . Carpenter of OhieAr ha arrived at Mrs D. Alonzo Nichols'. Miss Nannie Benkard of New York is at Key A. Goldsborough's. The Kickaooo mediei been in town for a few days, and Dr Freeman and his assistant gave a concert two evenings in succession, shnww great skill on various Instruments? such as cornet, violin, concertina, banjo, mandolin and a number of nth odd instruments. --Their medicines, some of them being quite noted for their efficacy, sold very well. Ladies, look out for your roses and grape vines. The roses this year are not only covered with the green aphis, but also with a red and a yellow one, be sides a small gray worm, and every ,iuc unuer our ooserva- tion has a small green or red worm in it. Highest of all in Leavening Power.- ABSOLUTELY PURE E.L. Smith's workmen haveeommenr. ' ed excavations for a boarding house for the operatives of the factory, which is soon to be built. A. E. Lutz and wife are expected, this week, and will board with MrsJ. Beardsley. Mr and Mrs Henry Stevens spent Sun day with Dr Stevens. Mr and Mr George Robertson and family of Bridgeport were in town on Sunday. MILT0RD. AT THE METHODIST CHURCH. Last Sunday morning, Rev' Calvin Fod, pastor of the Howard avenue Methodisr, church in New Haven, ad ministered the sacrament of the Lord's supper, in the Mary Taylor Memorial! Methoaist Jipiscopal church, In this town. Mr Ford also preached in the evening. Large congregations were present, for Mr Ford is one of the Milford boys, and an excellent preacher. The pastor of the church preached in New Haven, in exchange with Mr Ford. A SAD DROWNING ACCIDENT. On Saturday evening, Sherman Piatt and Will Ford, started to go fishing in the Housatonic river. The seines were set at about 7 o'clock. At 11 o'clock, the tide was running swiftly, and the men decided to pull in the net. ' Some how the net caught in the boat, and it was overturned. Will Ford clung to the side, and was saved. His companion who could not swim was drowned. Many hours were spent in searching for the body, and finally on Sunday morn ing it was found. The funeral services were held from the home of the young man's father, William Piatt, corner High and Main street, on Tuesday afternoon. Much sympathy is expressed for the be reaved family. BASEBALL NOTES. The baseball nine of the Milford Athe letic association have received their new uniforms. They are first class in mate rial, make and fit, and were furnished by William Wood of East 125th street, New Vork City. They consist of black pants, red stockings and belts, black shirts with "M. A. A." embroidered in red and red caps, with "M" in black. Our boys will present a fine appearance on the field. Virgil Churchill spent Sunday in town Mrs uerry and her children, are vis ing her parents, Mr and Mrs Nathan G Pond, at the homestead. Mr and Mrs William M. Merwin, wh have spent the winter at their beautiful home at Rockledge, I ndian Ri ver,Florida nave returned to Milford. Mrs vv . ii. uamey and son are enioy ing quite a little pleasure trip. They are now at me vernon, trorn thence will gc to Brooklyn, and before returning hone will spend a few days at Sing Sing Augustus Mead of "The Orchards, (jreenwich, spent Wednesday at the home of his cousin, Dr Putney. On Wednesday morning Father Burn lelt his horse in front of the postollice lhe horse started to cross the street to go to the watering trough, when the buggy wheels became entangled with the wheels of Theodore Piatt's grocerj wagon, ine Duggy was overturned, th uorse managea co cl ar mmselt, and ran homeward. The buggy remained front of the office. It is rumored that another case ot small pox has broken out at the camp ar LUC fTCOLXUUU. Harry S. Young and family have mov ed from D. E. Smith's house on Lafay ette avenue, to Henry lurman s house on Green street. Mrs E.H Baldwin, nee Annie Mallorv and family started this week, from Rock leage, iiorida, lor Milford. ivopowage loage, J. u. O. r ., wa well represented at the meeting of the Connecticut state Grand lodge held Stamford, on Wednesday. Last Thursday evening, Voluntee Council, Royal Arcanum, gave a social entertainment lor members and thei families. A fine musical and literary program was mucn enjoyea. a stateiy peaeoen is one or the orna ments of Representative Gunn's well kept lawn, on Knowledge Hill. Mrs Hendricks, who has been in feeble health for some time, died at her home on Main street, on Tuesday morning S0UTHP0RT. v SHERIFF PIKE DEAD. ine entire village was startled and shocked, Monday, when it became known tnat r rancis M. fike bad died. KnnHav night, while making an arrest. Sundav evening there was a disturbance at the H airfield station, and John Wriaht was severely cut by a knife in the hands of a Hungarian. Sheriff Pike was summoned to arrest the offender, accompanied by Charles Flanagan and John Wood wArrl- The sheriff drove to the home of one of the Hungarians in Mill Plain. Sanders, the Hungarian, made a desperate resistance ana arter tne snenn bad nut one hand. cuii on, ne leu aown unconscious. Flan agan suceeded in putting the handcuffs on the Hun, and then quickly endeav ored to revive the sheriff. Messeneets were aem, in naste rorur IJOnaldson. hut. Deiore ne arrived the sheriff was dead ine Doay was removed to the residence of his mother in Southport, where the medical examiner said that death was caused by heart disease. The sheriff naa oeen subject to It for a number of years. Sheriff Pike was born in South- port, eDruarv 10. 18o6. and mnnenn oi tne late Samuel Pike. Mr Pike hart been interested in politics for a number of years, and held many offices in th town. At one time he was a representa tive, jror several years he has been town clerk, filling the office faithfully. tt n . . : J vv i-aa. collector ana was rnn heai tne town ever had. He also held the position of deputy sheriff. Several t.imoo ne naa tne honor to be nominated for town cierK and tax collector by both parties. Sheriff Pike was a man who made hosts of friends by his kindly dis position and faithfulness to duty. He was always ready to give aid and en- couragement to those who needed it. The funeral was held from Trinity church, Wednesday afternoon," Rev Dr Guilbert officiating. The church crowaea witn mourning friends. As a result of the fight at the Fairfield station, Sunday night, the Hungarians have been placed under arrest. Twn nave rurnished bonds of 81.000 Then mill Krt . t .3 V. T . - J uj micu uemre justice i;. i. wc i at the Town hall to-morro Judge Glover will prosecute and all will oe ueienaea DV ' Uridffenorl-. lnar-troi-a Ebenezer Monroe has home on Wakeman avenue for the sum mer. - Elwood S. Hand has moved intn hia new residence, "Breakwater." Un Arbor day the children of rto Southport school planted a bed of flow ers. Someone has molested the bed and almost ruined it. The new office of the Enworth will be installed to-night. It will be an interesting ceremony. . A nne pavement has been laid in frnnt. Of the library grounds, from the rectory ta the railroad crossing. It is a great improvement. John C. Mills has been annointorf bum clerk in place of F. M. Pikn. The tax collector will be Monday. Mi38 Guilbert Of New Ravon !a thu guest of Mrs A. O. Jennings. STEVENSON. James Clark killed a black snake, five -Latest U. S. Gov't Renort. A 9 mm feet long, last week, and three more of lesa size. Spring is in full glory. Now the farm ers are improving the seed time. . The frost of Tuesday morning changed the beans from green to black. Don't be in a hurry to sell your old hay, if we have a dry May. Some have potatoes three inches high. Good-bye, Mr Editor. REDDING. A SERIOUS ACCIDENT. On Thursday of last week, Miss Mary A. Denison met with a serious accident. Having occasion to go into the cellar to hang up a ham she got on to a chair and losing her balance fell to the floor and broke her hip. There was no one in the house at the time and had not Francis Malone happened to come in on an er rand she might have lain for some time before receiving assistance. Drs Smith and Clark were summoned and set the broken limb. Miss Denison has only re cently recovered from a severe illness that lasted nearly all winter and is in poor condition to sustain the shock of a severe accident. DEATH OF HENRIETTA RILEY. Henrietta Riley, the daughter of Hen ry Baldwin, died on Sunday after a long sickness, during which her eurl'erings were very great. Rev W. A. Swan of ficiated at the funeral. Henrietta, as she was known, was a very hard work ing woman and was in great demand at weddings and great dinners. Her aged father is now left alone and is quite fee ble and infirm. Three children survive her. A GOOD CROP OF SUMMER BOARDERS. Summer boarders are already arriving -.... Wl !. - tt in town lucre is prospect oi an un large number as the season ad- usually vanees. Mrs G. Sherman is acting as nurse for Miss Deni on since her accident. Two ladies fainted in the Congrega tional church during the morning ser vice, causiDg quite an excitement for a time. William G. Johnson, who formerly owned the Mead place on Couch hill, but subsequently moved to Torrington, has returned to Redding and is stopping with W. J. Gorham. T - I 1 . 1 i . .. . . . . jiuwaiu uiuisteaa oi Chicago is in town and takes daily drives over the hills and through the byways of his na tive town, recalling the scenes of hi youth and ruminating in the changes which time brings about. Miss Belle Nickerson is taking German lessons at the academy. Martin Murray of Danbury has traded with II. S. Osborne for the Mead place on Couch hill and moved in Monday. The basket sociable, which took place at the house of J. L. Sanford on Friday evening, was quite an.enjovable affair and a nice little sum was realized by the :.u t.. 1 tir , ri.. J ra.ix.uLui norters. ine outumg wa quite spirited, especially when the young men had an inkling of whoso basket they were striving ior. BROOKFIELD. GRANGE TOPICS. At the Grange on Wednesday evening, May !), four meniLers, Mrs Weld, John Saendorf, Eu-ene Lake and Jlowaid Peck, were admitted to the third and fourth degrees. At the meeting, this week, four new members, Mr. and Mrs C. T. Jackson. Dr Smith and Mr Turner, are to be admitted to the first and second degrees. If time permits there will be a aiscussion on the culture of corn. FARM HELP IS PLENTY NOW. Farm help is plenty with the same price as last season for good, and an unusal supply of the floating character, at your own price, but with the uncer tainty of not knowing whether they will stay the day out or not. Quite a considerable of dr.inage was done to potatoes and some garden vege tables in the Still river valley and other low situations, by the frost. Tobacco growers are beginning to see some slight encouragem nt in the Sen ate's bill, though it will probably make no difference in the acreage, this year. Danbury ought to De well supplied with small fruit and vegetables, this season, as this town will have from 10 to 12 acre3 of strawberries, raspberries and currants, with quite an increase of vege tables. The Arza Peck place is being put in eonditi&n for occupancy by the family soon. II. B. Hawley's summer residence will soon be occupied by the family for the summer. Mr and Mrs Stanley B. Terrill will soon have the repairs on their new home completed ready lor occupancy. miss Anna Ghurch spent a week with her parents here, but has now returned to her brother's on Whisconier Hill. George Wood is working on the farm for Theodore Howes. Station Agent James of Hawleyeiile accompanied by a friend, was at the American house, last Sabbath. Almon O Dell ha3 been so unfortunate as to lose his cow. Mrs George Cummings of Lanesville cauea upon laienas on long Meadow hill, last Sabbath. Theodore Manville has secured housekeeper from Bridgeport. Mrs An drews being the lady's name. Mrs H,. 8. O'oell has had a very nain- rui ieion on one oi ner nngers. GREEN'S FARMS. Mrs f . B. Wakeman has returned from Derby. ine oia ioiks' concert was a success. both as to numbers and finances, the proceeds being $40, to de devoted to the parsonage fund. After the concert re freshments were served in the church parlors. Miss Florence Foster has returned from Boston, having finished a year's course oi stuay in elocution. Charles Bedford of Brooklyn visited bis grandparents, last week. tev Mr Tnompson and wife are ex pected, this week, at E. J. Taylor's, where they will remain till a parsonage is uum. . . Miss Annie Harris will be at her sum mer nome nere, inis weeK, getting .it in readiness for the summer. Mr and Mrs Alvord are now at their cottage on the beach for the summer. EAST0N. CENTER STREET. Mr and Mrs William Wakeman enter- tertained their brother -from Bridgeport over Sunday. ' : Mr and Mrs Fred Wakeman have visit ed their cousin, John Pattison. Mrs M. B. Williams, who has been on the sick list, is reported better. Robert Scholey and brother,, who have been here doing carpenter .work have re turned to Shelton. Mrs David Gould and daughter have visited Mrs C. Hopkins of Southport. NICHOLS. C. P. Hall is treating his house to a hew coat of paint. Miss JLizzle Curtis celebrated her birth day, last Monday afternoon, by giving a party to a rew or ner young mends. Dr if. C. Starkweather has vaccinated quite a number of the school children. Mr tloxley has recently bought a horse and wagon of E. II. Reed. ' II. B. Curtis entertained his sister over Sunday. There was no school, last Monday A NEW DRY GOODS STORE IN BRIDGEPORT. the Hovvbnd, Cow,Stark The new concern will keen i most everything-, sell for the least it can, and give satisfac tion. It shall have one means of winning your trade, pleasing you, When viz it by has won that it shall have one means of keeping it, viz: by dealing with you as it propos es to deal with everybody giving ou larger return lor your nionev ami sudd vinr ..... l i j i i j t- your wants so compl you will look to it etely that for what you want as naturally as say "good morning" to next friend. you your The li Si ark Company. afternoon, as the teacher, Miss Coomes and several of her scholars went to Hun ington to visit the school. FLATTSVILLE. Miss rannie Bradley is treating her house to a coat of paint. ine mumps are still raging in man families in this vicinity, every day de veiopmg some new cases. Mr and Mrs Charles Sherwood of Greens Farm were guests of Miss Fannie Uradley, over Sunday. Mrs Arthur Clark of Bridgeport, with a lady friend, Mrs Railtre ot Chicago were at her old home cn the hill, Mon day. Miss Mae Seeley i taking music les sont, of Miss Allie Bright. A frost is reported, Monday night. the low grounds around Plattsville, doing considerable damage to garden vege table?. LONG HILL. GKACE CHURCH. Trinity Sunday, May 20, 1894: S. 30, a even ., holy communion; 'i. .10, p. m., ing prayer and sermon ; no Sunday school. Arthur Walker, youngest child of Frederick II. and Frances J. Coe, died Sunday evening, May 13, from perito nitis, after only a week's illness. The funeral from the Methodist church was held on Wednesday at 2 p. m., Rev Charles W. Buylston, rector of Grace church, reading the burial ollice fiom the prayer book and Rev Samuel Gur- ney, pastor of the Methodist church, of fering prayer and appropriate remarks The interment was in the family lot in Stratford. The afflicted family have the sympathy of the community in their sad bereavement. Masters George Sweezy, Lucius E. Burroughs, hddie Gabler and Clarence Boylstor, playmates of the boy, acted as pall bearers. Peter Kuhne still continues feeble, and last week, his son George was at home, sick with the grip. The people in our village will heartily appreciate the much talked of electric cars, if we ever get them nere; lor the pleasure of driving Is reduced to a mini mum, even on our excellent road, these dusty days. Mrs llarvey HuDoen ana son, Harvey, were in town, Sunday. Dr Shelton and wife called at F. S Shelton's. Middlebrook's f. ur-horse 'bus carried a load to Nichols, to the entertainment, ruesday evening. The Long Hill Carriage t o. are very busy, repairing and building new work. LYON'S PLAIN. Mra Fbebe A. Fanton is spending some days with her daughter, liam Keeler. of North Wilton. Mrs WU- Mrs B. A. Brady or Belden's uui, wu- ton, Mrs William Montgomery, miss Sue and Master Montgomery oi jNor- walk, have been guests at Mrs Thomas W. Treadwell's. - Oh Saturday last. Miss Minnie L.yon celebrated her eighth birthday, by en tertaining a number of: her young friends. ' Mrs Robert Scholey, the teache of the Plains school was ill for several days of this week, so the scholars had a vacation. ... Mrs Seward Mo unesney, alter visiting two weeks with her father's family, has returned to her home in Norwalfe. Mrs Charles Hall or Bradley ma visit ed with her sister, Mrs Chase and fam ily, at Greenfield Hill, recently. Mr and Mrs oiuier irenuweu aim daughter, Shirley, of Bethel, are t M. D. Treadweil'8. Sundav euests at Joi J. K. hioyt's were Frederick Silliman-end family, Ho- . .3 . L . T . ,J . mer ana Mrs uuuirej ui ijnurpun,. Miss Clara Banks also entertained com pany. William Keeler, of North Wilton, re cently spent a day here. The bazaar,musicale and supper, which was given last Friday, by the ladies of Emmanuel church, w&s a very enjoyable Dry Goods News. SMITH, MUERAY & CO. 342 & 344 MAIN STREET, -BRIDGEPORT We start, this week, a sale of White Wool Flannels from the Great Auction Sale in New York, and shall sell White Flannel for less than the price of production. LOT 1. A line gra.le oi Wool Flannel in blue, white or ci Tailp, LOT ine and cream while A little finer in both sold at 2flc. LOT 3- S 7-S wi.le Fine White Wool Flannel, worth 40e, now r. LOT 4. Full 4 4 White Wool Fl.-uint;!, both bine and cream white, price 3; 1 V H e have shown Flannels at as high as SO and ikte in the same jfood. We were larS imrt h ers at tli's sale, an.Uhis enables us to give you such exceptional val,,... You have never bought White Wool Flannel so cheap lielore. WASH GOODS- Kvery sunrise 13 bringing more attractions to the tront in the Cotton Ires ;oo.ls ' "uipnsingiy low. tore lloro are a tew of the sorts : Printed wiile 1; 1 4c t-ine 1 ercales and Dimities at worth -2."e. MEN'S NECKWEAR. All the new i.leas in lull Hon ii,? emls an.l the loner narrow tcck. Some woitl, -- at l'.i nnil 25c. MEN'S UNDERWEAR. The best sorts ot Under ear are here tor "mailer lor it. Men's Negligee Shirts, the dollar kind here at ?.. SUMMER "S'lips that l'ass in the Night," ine tor a Mail Orders will receive Prompt Attention. SMITH, IIVLTJJRRY 6c CO. POPULAR GOODS. CLOTHIITG SOUSE. Our line of blue and black Serge Suits is the largest and best ever shown in this city- This is the strongest line we have ever prepared- Our suits are well made well cut, well trimmed and low in price We have large lines of the new long Frocks, both in black and fancy fabrics, and feel sure that we can suit you on tbia line- Particular attention is earnestly directed to our large line of Boys' and Children's Clothing. Summer Goods. Black Alpaca Coats and Vests in all grades in regulars, long and stouts Skeleton Flannel and Serge Coats in black, blue or rey and a line of Summer Vests that will astonish you- Large lin s of Popular Furnishing Goods at popular prices- Every style right- Every department complete at the HUB CLOTHING HOUSE. 311 Main street, Corner State, BRIDGEPORT, CONN a flair, and the large audience annteciat-i ed the theatrical performance bv f re- i quent applause. I Litchfield County News WEST CORNWALL W.S.Carlisle has returned to his home in Illinois. Terrydale rnout.t tin was burned over. Monday night, and Tuesday several gangs or section men were ualled out to put it out. Judson Adams and family of Norwalk have spent a week visiting relatives in town. Dr J. A. Livingston spent Sunday at his home in Brooklyn, X. V. J. 11. Minor has returned from his Washington trip. Cochrane Brothers have disposed of most of their horses and cattle. They till have a few horses on hand which will be sold cheap. S. A. Judd,who was in charge oi Coch rane lirothers car of hor?es, has re turned home. NEW MILFORD. The tirst catch of lamprey ee"s was re ported, Sunday. liekcock lirothers are doing an exten sive business laying concrete, lhey have finished laying in front of the No ble Bennett property on Bennett street. and are now putting walks in front of; Thomas Bray's double tenement, and C. ri. Osborne s residence on Kat street. As soon as these are finished they are to commence on the soutn side or hittie- sey avenue. The New lorK, iSew Uaven & iiart ford railroad compauy have begun oper ation on the property recently purchased oi the lioardman heirs, and are giving employment to a large number of men. II. O. Warner has returned from a trip to Poughkeepsie. There is a large sale ot tickets ror the Center school entertainment, Friday night. . The teachers and pupils that are to take part are rehearsing daily and without doubt will present the play in a creditable manner. The Y. M. C. A. are preparing for a serifs of bicycle races at Conetia Park on Decoration day, the 30th. There will be six events and suitable prizes are to be given the winners". WOODVULS. Mrs Nelson ITull and daughter have been visiting in New Milford. w. oote, wile and children of Water- bury, are visiting at W. Foote's. -Mr and Mrs E. Jefferson of New York are at John Gear's. . Mr Crittenden, wife and children of Watertown. have been visltinz at John Geer's. Mrs W.Coie of Litchfield, also her son and wife of New Haven, spent a short time at her old home. Miss Edith Smith of Torrington bag been spending two weeks with her par ents. Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria. CONN. nam at lie a yar.l; Uii In the iic 2. ami 3.4 wi.itlm, a yar.l ; lliif i- n-uHlly in tact they were never aniroachel 1m-- IlatiHe, 3C. inch, 12 12c. Scone l;:itite S-4 loans 12 l-2c. lllack UrocKle S;it.,-i 15, prices than most Mores charge READING. .Vic lmolr. Another invoice to dsy. POPULAR PRICES. TECB In New Ilavou Count v. SOUTH BRITAIN. MISS MITCHELL M It WAKFI.KE. 1 A beautiful day dawned, W-dn-dar, jfor the wedding It-tlivirieg t Mr and Mm iHinry P. Mitchell's. South Britain. About 1.10 invitations h:.d l--u sent out to witness thr umn in g- ot iht-ir daugh ter. Miss Martha. i. William Howard Wakelw, who wen-joined in lhe holy bonds of matrimony at 2 o'clock, at lhe home of the bride, Key .1. I. Smiley ty ing the nuptial knot. At just 2 p. ni.,the bridal couple were ecoru-d by the ush ers, IJ. C. and S. J. Mitchell, underneath an arch of ferns and white lilacs, with Easter lilies in the center. The parlors were also handsomely decorated ilh ported plants. The bride was becoiuirg ly attired iu w hile silk, en train, trimmed with smilax and orange blossoms. She wore a veil fastened with orange blos soms. After.the usual congratulations and well wishes for their future happi ness had been expressed by the assem bled puests, a choice collation was serv ed. The happy couple started on their wedding journey amid a shower of rice, taking the train at Newtown for New Vork, Montreal beirg their destination. They will take in Watertown, X. Y., the home of the bride's sister, and will visit other places of interest en route. An old rubber boot tied to the axle accompanied them a part of the way to the depot. They were the recipients of many handsome. costly and useful presents. Mrs Thompson and daughter of South ington are guests of Mrs Charles Man ville. THE XEW STATION AG EXT. John Keefe has been appoint! d tion agent in Mr Keardon' place, friends wish him much success. sta ins Rev J. C. I.inley of St Paul's church, Woodbury, held a servic at th ( liun-h of the Epiphany, Sunday. The attend ance was good and many wish that the little church might be opened for ser vice oftener. 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