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THE NEWTOWN BEE.
PI KLI8HKL) BT THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. P. SMITH. KD1TOR. AKTliUR J. SMITH, BUSINESS MANAGER $1.25 Tear, 711 Cent! for Six Month SO CsaU fur four Month. Four Cunt m Copy. KWTOWI.COSS.. rKIDAT, JTJLT 13, 1804 in Editorial Ink Drops. TUE OREAT STRIKE. The eyes of the business interests of the country have been centered on Chi cago, during the lus-t few days, the head quarter of tho great railroad strike. The interest in this mutter U well nigh universal, as the principle involved touch the very foundations of our gov ernment's stability. Tho farmer in the hay Held, has shared with his brother In the stock exchange, iu the desire to get the latest word from the teat of war, and It has plainly shown that when the coun try's honor or safety I at stake, all spir it of partisanship Is lost sight of in tne genuine love of country. Chicago has been the center of distur bance, but by centering there a force of some 10,000 regular troops, state militia, deputy marshals and police the uiob spir it let loose by the outbreak has been held firmly In check, and without revolution In Chicago there will be no revolution anywhere elie. The I're.-iileiit's procla mation of Sunday night seem to have had a salutary effect. It showed that the government was In earnest In Its de termination to maintain order, and that the rioters took their lives in their hands when they ventured out. And the riot ers appear to huve understood it. The Issue as It stands to day is not be tweeu oppressed workingmcn and tyran nical corporations. The Springfield Re publican strikes the nail square on the head when it outlines the situation as to "whether the whole cause of industrious and peaceful life throughout the country is to be Interrupted until Mr l'ullman consents to arbitrate the question of wages with his former employes. A de mand so made ought to be resisted by the whole power of government and of the people. No matter if Mr Pullman is ten times meaner than he Is charged with be ing. No matter if at an earlier stage it would have been wise and right for him to call in arbitrators. However that may be, when it is virtually said that unless this private quarrel is brought to a special kind of settlement, the railroads shall be blocked and the factory wheels stopped and the forges go out and coal and meat and ice be shut out and produc tion cease and Industrial and social life be halted, to yield to such a threat would be suicidal. Arbitration by con sent may be medicine, but arbitration under menace is poison." The government is not forcing any body to work. If Knights of Labor, or any other class of workingmcn, want to quit work to show their sympathy with the Pullman laborers,they have the priv ilege. But the government should not and will not allow men who are willing to run the railroad trains, to be prevent ed from so doing. The above quoted journal goes on to say: "Violent inter ference with legitimate Industry and its defenders must be put down. If shot and steel are necessary, shot and steel will be used. And the people behind the government are clear in mind and reso lute la purpose. They are In no mood for hairsplitting, the house Is on fire, and It Is no time for questions of etiquette between fire commissioner and chief en gineer. Law is sacred, even its forms are Important, but when law must be in terpreted in a hurry the people are more disposed to trust the legal soundness of President Cleveland than of President Debs." What Is going to be the outcome of all this agitation as affecting the manage ment of the railroad? A leading Western railroad official makes this significant statement: "The government will go in to the railway business. The interstate commerce commission, which now stands between the transportation companies and their customers in regulating rates, will ul: lmately take on a similar relation between them and their employes and regulate wages and hoars of work. A gang of engineers oi switchmen who are not satisfied with-their pay will complain to the commission for an adjustment of wages, just as dissatisfied shippers now seek their Interference Ja matters of rates." When the federal government assumed a regulative control of the roads In the Interest of the shippers and the public in 1887, it became only a mat ter of time when It would also extend its control to the body of railway employes and stand between them and their em ployers In the adjustment of all grievan ces and disputes in regard to wages and hours of employment. The frequent In- 4 terruptlons to traffic from labor traubles since then make it inevitable and desira ble that the government shall quicken Its pace In the direction indicated. The government has taken a wise course In the arrest of Debs and othec la bor leaders, and Uncle Sam Is a danger ous man to monkey with, as they may learn to their sorrow. Let us see who is this man Debs? It appears that Debs went t Dr Robertson in April, 1802, . when suffering from alcoholism in a very severe form, bearing a letter of Introduc tion from Col Robert O. IngersolL The man who Is president of the American Railway union, and the commanding gen eral of the great strike from which the Americau people are now suffering, was treated by Dr Robertson for neurasthenia and dipsomania so successfully that he was able to return to his home in Terre Haute, lud. The doctor's opinion of Debs may be gained by this dispatch which he sent to him : "As your friend and physician, I implore you to stop where you are. The condition of your nervous system and the strain upon it make you irresponsible for your own or ders. Yours In friendship." Look aeain at the character of this despotic leader: It is said that when Debs bad tied up tho Great Northern railroad, last Spring, he refused to allow the employes to submit the matter at is sue to arbitration, although the presi dent of the road was willing, and It was urged by the St Paul and Minneapolis boards of trade. Arbitration would have left Debs and his railway union out in the cold. So he got a conference, and when the representatives of his machine and the grievance committee of the em ployes met at St Paul with President Hill, and that official again proposed bitration, the railway union shut off all conference by demanding at the start all that the men went out for. Yet Ders is righteously indignaat because the Pull man company won't arbitrate. Verily he is a blind leader. Look at the tactics pursued by other famous American leaders of this now Hallway Union, and their peculiar meth od of enlarging its membership in pre paring for the strike in Nashville. The union's representative, named Thew, would meet a railroad man, ask his name, inquire if he were a member of the A. R. l, and when lie said no, which he com monly did, Thew would answer, "Then you are a men.ber now," and put his name on the list, without paying any heed to his protests. And strange to say, many of these irregular recruits, who had paid no fees or dues, went out on strike in Nashville. Is it to be wondered at, in view of the facts presented, that the great mass of the people heartily condemn this adven turer,Debs, and his followers? Advertising, says fruiters Ink, to a well-stocked store, like rain to a thirsty plant, enlivens and loaves "silver drop'' all around. The patriot ic people of Boston are wor" ried about the historic Faueuil hall. The timbers are sound but the foundation sup ports have settled a little, the floor of the hall proper has settled with them, and floor and walls in the market underneath are saturated with grease. Dr Washington Gladden, under the suggestive title of "The New Evolution,"' has written for the August number of McClure's Magazine a comprehensive study of Prof Drummond's new book, "The Ascent of Man," a book which, while accepting evolution, reconciles it with morality and man's highest devel opment, and so, in Dr Gladden's judg ment, has a significance that cannot be exaggerated. A hundred years ago and more Presi dent George Washington discerned the events ahead. In a letter written De cember 26, 178C, to Gen Henry Knox, he says : "There are combustibles in every state which a spark might set fire to. We ought not, therefore, to sleep nor to slumber. Vigilance in watching and vig or in acting is become, in my opinion, in dispensably necessary." This word of caution is very timely to-day. Home and Country (New York) for July, has for a frontispiece "The Three Sisters," a reproduction In half-tone, of the famous painting by Bouguereau. The illustrated articles are: Elise. A Story of the Revolution, by W. Delano Eastlake; Women In Gardening, by Hat tie M. Clark, M. D. ; Six Weeks on the Nile, by Reynold Moody ; A Ward of the Government. Indian Jim and Issue Day, by Capt Lawrence Fish, and The Ruler of the Toilet-Table. Something About Combs, by Francis Lauding ; and Major General Henry Warner Slocum, Soldier and Citizen, with portrait, by O. O. Howard, Msjor-General U. S. A. These and many other articles in prose and verse make this issue of the magazine unusually interesting and enjoyable. In Fairfield County. FAIRFIELD. nO"W THE GLORIOUS FOURTH WAS CELE BRATED IN THIS VICINITY. Programs containing the words of the two great patriotic songs, "America," and the "Star Spangled Banner," had been distributed about the village, and when the children and their elders as sembled on the green in front of the Town bjtll, they were fully prepared to sing the songs with a good will. From the Town hall, flagstaff and over the children the flag waved proudly. The Declaration of Independence was read by Judge Glover and remarks were made by Rev Mr Childa, and Morris W. Lyon. FRESH AIR GIRLS AT ELM COTTAGE ENJOY THEMSELVES. Fifteen happy girls from the Wilson Industrial school, arrived at the cottage last week, filled with the liveliest antici pations of the good time coming. They were made to feel at home, and they have been enjoying themselves ever since In the most thorough manner. They were the possessors of fine voices and fond of singing and have exercised themselves in that line freely. The home is in admirable condition now to care for the children and yet supplies are con stantly needed. It Is a noble charity. CORNER STONE LAID FOR ST THOMAS' . CHURCH. For the Fourth of July great prepara tions bad been made by the parishioners in anticipation of this event. At s o'clock the services were begun, by the administration of the sacrament oi con firmation to a class of more than 100. The white dresses of 50 girls, with their long white veils, made an imposing eight aud a pretty picture. Bishop Tlei ney of Hartford appeared in his ponti fical robes and participated in the servi ces and gave an excellent address, which concluded the services of the morning. The ceremonies of faying the corner stone began shortly after 3 o'clock, and despite the rain that fell almoss without cessation the grounds surrounding the church were black with spectators. The procession was lea by atner if ltzgeraid of New Britain, who was cross bearer. On arriving at the church, the band and the confirmed girls were given places oi honor on the porch of the handsomely decorated rectory, and beneath an awn- mg,which had been erected on tne lawn. The storm interrupted the sermon by Dr Maiier. When the rain had again clear ed. Father O'Brien of Bridgeport went among the people taking the corner stone ottering, which was round to De of excellent proportions. The new church will be or gnuiite anil Dun DricK, artisti cally used iu combination. No pains or expense will be spared to make the ex terior correspond with the general de sign of the building, and carry out the plans of the architect. They hope ser vices may be held in the building by Thanksgiving day. Father Thomas Coleman has been pastor since 1883. AT ST PAUL S. St Paul's was attended by a large con srreeation. Sunday morning. The rector Bev Dr Jones, preached with usual vig or on the subject, "The slavery of sin, from Rom. 6 : 22. Evening prayer was held at 5 o'clock, when a short address on"The communion of saints"was given. A DELIGHTFUL CONCERT. A concert was given in the Congrega tional chapel, last evening, by the mem bers of the South church choir, for the benefit of the Fresh Air Fund. Tne fol lowing program was rendered : HAPPY CHILDREN THESE. The children at Elm cottage were given a delightful ride on Monday by the kind ness of O.G. Jennings. They were driv en through Black Rock and Seaside Park. One Tuesday, through the generosity of a New York gentlemen they had another drive through Southport and Green's Farms in Bulk'.ey'sbus. This party re turned home this morning, Janother party of children taking their place this evening- HOYDEN'S HILL. Mrs John Hubbell and family were at the old place recently. Miss Josie Wakeman attended a party in Weston. Jennings & Sherwood have a new iniin. William C. Bulkley is boarding a boy from Bridgeport. Master Clinton Sherwood is able to use hi arm after four weeks confine ment, his collar bone having been brok en. Mrs Hattie Anderson and infant son intends to stay a few weeks at her fath er's, Madison Wakeman's. Leroy Clarke has extra help during haying. Miss Henrietta Hinckley, secretary of the ladies' Guild, has gone to the Adiron dack for a month. Cederhurst, the Fairfield residence of Col Stevenson, is open for the season. the colonel and family coming here a few days ago. Col Stevenson, who i conside rable of a musician, led the Wheeler & Wilson band at Pleasure Beach, the other after noon, while it played some of his com position. Rev Dr Mallory has taken a cottage near St Mary's by the Sea, ( Black Kock) for the summer. Judge Glover and family have gone to their summer residence in the Adiron dack. Mrs Short 1 home again after an ab sence of two months. The frame timbers of the new St Thorn as church are being rapidly placed in position. Frederick Sturses and family sailed for Europe on Wednesday in the steam er Majestic, to return in September. The town seemed to be full of guests, last Sunday. Large congregations at tended all eervices and the streets were alive with bicycles and teams. Little Danbury has a full population and many small shanties are. standing near Pine creek. The St Marc ha only 25 guests but many more have engaged rooms. STEPNEY AND VICINITY. TASHUA. Last Sunday, Rev Alexander Hamilton administered the holy rite of baptism to Grace .Nichols, little daughter ot Mr and Mrs L.N.Mallett. Miss Nellie Edwards of Carthage, N. i ., is at Mrs Amanda Wheeler's. At the annual school meeting, Charles Seeley was appointed committeeman, Samuel Seeley clerk and J. A. Treadweli collector. C. F. Oa borne has moved into the rec tory for a short time. Mrs Lavina Bradley has returned from an extended visit in the tar West. Charles Hawley and family. of Bridge port were at Miss Sarah J.Nichols', Sun day. A. B. Mallett has so far recovered from his accident as to be able to ride out again. Pleasant Farm, the home of Mr and Mrs William Brothwell, presented a holi day appearance July 4, when the families of William Lewis, John Joyce, Jerome Nichols and Herbert Joyce met to cele brato in good old style. Dinner was served under the trees and 22 sat down to enjoy the good things, four genera tions being present. Needless to say all did ample justice and enjoyed the day thoroughly. Master Bertie Nichols of Newton Cen ter, Mass., the son of Rev C. A. Nichols of Bassein, Burma, is spending his vaca tion with his aunt, Mrs William Broth- well. Edward Beardsley spent the Fourth with the Grangers at Milford Point. Miss Lillie French is visiting a former schoolmate at tfridgehampton, u. l. . Mrs Susan Osborne has city boarders A daughter was born, July 8, to Mr and Mrs John Clay. Edward Alquist of Bridgeport and Fred Leavenworth of Newtown have spent a few days at the home of Miss Emily Alquist. Miss Henrietta Turney, who has been sick with nervous prostration for several weeks, is reported not as well thw week TRUMBULL. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH NOTES. Nearly all those intending to attend the Cleveland Christian Endeavor convention are going. Rev W. F. White, delegate of the Baptist Union, went Tuesday and will be absent over Sunday. liev u. u. Dickerman, field superintendent ot the A. M. A., is expected to occupy the pul pit next Sabbath. Mrs H. M. Beardsley of Bridgeport has been a recent guest at Mrs J. D. linns- made's. Mr and Mrs Austin Nichols entertain a number of friends from New York for several weeks. BETHEL- R. F. Foster & Co. of Danbury have opened a branch store in D. R. Hull's harness store, 6 Elm street, and will keeD a full complement of foot wear in the latest styles, for ladies, gpnts and children ; - HUNTINGTON. WHITE HILLS. Eugene Pierce and family from New Brighton, Pa., have gone to their home after a three week's visit at their father's here. Mrs Andrew Leavenworth made a fly ing visit to this place, last week. LONG HILL. GRACE CHUHCH. Eighth Sunday after Trinity July 15: m., 8.30 a. in.. Holy Communion; 2.30 p. evening prayer, etc. No Sunday school. Mr and Mrs II. M. Smith of Orange, N. J., were at the rectory, last week,for the Fourth. Master Clarence A. Boylston has gone to visit his grandparents at Rowayton for a few weeks. Miss P. Beardsley and Misa E. J. Bur roughs are in New Haven. Mrs Boylston and daugbter have gone to the former's old home in Glastonbury for a short visit. F. II. Coe has bis mother and sister with him for a few weeks. Miss Mary Porter has returned to her home after an absence of about two years. Mrs Angevme and daughter are hoaie again. Master Gould Bissels of Shelton is at Shelton's. his uncle's, F. S. While a number were engaged in shoot ing a cannon on the evening of the Fourth, it Durst, fortunately no one was hurt, but it was a very narrow escape for those that were engaged in it. Mr Hubbard has a sick horse. Mrs Lucy Nichols sold her grass to Mr Griswold. E. Beards'ey ha bought both of Mrs Kuhne's hogs. A party from Bridgeport are camping at Parlor Rock and having a jolly time fishing. Miss J. Keilier of Bridgeport spent Sunday with Mrs B. Turney, who is still confined to her bed. MONROE- . FOURTH OF JULY NOTES. Fireworks were set off at various places in the Center, Mr Van Duyne's, Homer E. Clark's. V isitors are entertained Miss Clara Northrop and Wilson Hurd at Henry Hurd's, Miss Lottie Hunting ton of Hartford at Mrs Sophia Beards- ley's, Agnes Smith of Yonkers at Ho- bart E. Beardsley's, Elmer Wakeley at Marshall Beach's, Miss Minnie D. N Biewster at B. S. Hurd's, Edward Hyde of Brooklyn and family at Dr E. M Beardsley's. is. S. Hurd entertained over 40 people on the Fourth, mostly members of the Beard family. Mr and Mrs E. B. Hyde and family are at OrE. M. Beardsley's for the sum mer. S. B. Beardsley and daughter of Shel ton spent Sunday at his father's. Mrs Sarah Sinclair, Sr., is visiting friends m Fairfield. Dr tiawley and William bherman o Brooklyn spent the Fourth at Dr J. G Stevens'. The family of S. W. Smith of Ansonia have arrived for the season at Fairview farm. Miss Harriet Shepard is with William 15. Ferris. Mrs George F. Beardsley has two nephews from Brooklyn with her. Miss Eva King has returned home to Bridgeport; also Mrs Kate Peck and D (J. reck. Mr Abbott and E. G. Beardsley have summer boarders. EAST VILLAGE. Prayer meeting, Wednesday evening at 7.30, in the parsonage. Choir meeting, Saturday at 7.30 p. m Services at the Methodist church next Sunday : Sunday school, 12.15 p. m. preaching services at 1.30 p. m. The theme for discussion at this service will be "Christ the rock of the church." On Thursday evening, July 19, the so ciety will hold a lawn party on the prem ise of Mr and Mrs Warren Bliss, who place their grounds at our disposal. I addition to all other attractions which are usually to be found at a lawn party we intend to have a hne band or mus cians. Don't fail to be with us on this occasion. The admission will be 10 cents Master Walter and the Misses Gracie and Lillie Ackerman, are the guests of their uncle, Rev J. E. Zeiter. REDDING. RENOVATING NEGLECTED CEMETERIES K. D. Scoheld and assistant are again engaged in the good work of renovating the neglected and moss covered stones in our cemeteries. The example of those who think enough of the departed ones to care for their memorials seems-to have exerted a salutary influence and quite number are having stones righted up and nicely cleaned. We understand that Mi Scofield will soon visit Newtown to do some of his efficient work there. We be speak for him a liberal patronage and cordially recommend him as a first class workman. The "Glorious Fourth1" though not celebrated with the same enthusiasm. .as in Newtown, was not allowed to pass without some display of patriotism There was a general display of bunting and the usual display ofhreworks in th evening at private houses. A more gen eral observance of the day in our coun try towns would not be without a good influence in inspiring our youth with more patriotic devotion to our country On Thursday our community was shocked by the intelligence that Mrs Ed gar Giles had been stricken with paraly sis. At first it was feared that the at tack might prove"fatal and her children were summoned by telegram to her bed side, but happily at the present time she is much better and there are strong hopes of hit recovery. Rev W. A. Swan attended and arch deaconry meeting at Westport on Tues dav. Our farmers are now in the midst of their haying and the rattle of the mowing machine may be heard in every direction all day long and some times after sun down. ; Kev G. L. Taylor preached one or bis fine sermons at the .uethodist church on Sunday to an unusually large congrega tion. ; . A spirited race took place one day last week between Milo Osborn on hia wheel and Marcus Burr on his pony : distance. a mile ; result, a dead heat. Milo is one of our best riders. ' R. D. Schofield has got out a handsome business card, on the back of which ap pears a notice taken from The Bee and written oy your correspondent. D. S. Sanford arrived home on Satu day, riding on his wheel from Bridgepor where he arrived Dy cars irom Martha Vineyard, having spent a week at his cot tage there with some or. his pupils. Mrs E. B. GrifBng and son, Stanton of Orange, Nj J., and Master Freddie Duncombe of Mt Vernon, N. Y., are sum mering at vv. ai. DuncomD's. Gorbam Brothers, the enterprisin creamery men, have put in a gristmill at their creamery. - . WEST TJEDDING. The Fourth was very quiet here. Most of the farmers worked at hay. E. Durgy and family spent the Fourth at Theodore Warner's - family picnic Twenty-five sat down at the table at once and a very enjoyable time was had Mrs Upton from Bethel is visiting at Henrv Grunn's. Mr Talmage and friends from South Norwalk have been visiting at Jerome Stuart's, a few days. Alanson Osborne was out Sunday with a new two seated surrey; GREEN'S FARMS. PERSONAL CHAT. Rev Henry Davies and wife will spend the balance of this month with Kev E. Davies, at East Hartland. The marriage of Miss Ida Taylor and George F. Jennings took place on Toes- day afternoon at 5 o'clock, at the home Of Mr ana Mrs a. v. xayior. Paul Tomlinson of Rosendale, Wis., Is : Highest of all in Leavening Power. ID, ABSOLLTTELY PURE isiting Mr and Mrs William J. Jen-1 nings. - smiss Hyde leaves on Wednesday to ! attend the Christian Endeavor Conven tion and a visit with friends in Collins- vilie. jvir boattucK or New York is visiting ith Mr and Mr3 Beers. He ulavcd most acceptably the organ voluntary at . . 1 1 .. . . 1 V. ....-.. .... : . . Misses l-ucy and Minnie Elwood will pend the month with their brother. L, E. Elwood, in Cleveland, O. SOUTHPORT. The hearing on the case of Thomas Gleason for selling liquor without a li cense will be tried at the Town hall, to- ay. Otto Jacoby, who has had a barber shop in the village during the winter, as gone out of the business. He has certain days at Beachside. Attorney J. B. Klein of Bridgeport gave shore dinner, Saturday, at Beachside, in toe arms, to a number of his friends During Judge Glover's absence. Judge rallmadge of Bridgeport will hold court on Mondays and Saturdays. Mr and Mrs Cole and Miss Cole of Brooklyn have been the guests of Simon KanKS. The Mary Elizabeth is at Port Jeffer son being put in order for the fall trade Charles A. Meeker, Jr., is to carry on a commission business in farm produce in New York City. He will begin in the tan. The selectmen have appointed David II. Jbauow a special constable. bipperly or We9tport i drilling an ar tesian well for Mrs Gookin. Rev Dr Gilbert, rector o" T inity. and Attorney E. L. Wells, lay delegate from Fairfield county on the Board of Mia sions, attended the Archdeaconry meet ing in Holy Trinity, Westport, Tuesday. The Board of Education held a meet ing on Wednesday. They examined the papers of the recent examination and ap pointed teachers. The session lasted all dav. William Mitchell, who has McClel- len's place of lighting tile street lamp is giving good satisfaction. I he combined Sundav school picnic of the Congregational, Trinity and the Methodist church will probably be held, next week. Mrs H. N. Wakeman is in the northern part of New York state, where she will remain several weeks. Moses Bulkley, and a few friends have been cruising on the Sound for sev eral days in his yacht Fauna. Z0AR BRIDGE. METHODIST CHURCH NOTICES. Thursday at 7 30 p. ro., choir meeting. Sunday school every Sunday at 12 m Preaching service next Sunday at 10.45 a. m. and 7.30 p. m. The evening service will be a special gathering. Thus far the program has not been completed but a very pleasant time is promised. All welcome. Seats free. James LOughlin died at hi home in .oar linage airer a lingering illness, on Friday, June 29. The funeral services were held at the Methodist church on Sunday morning, July 1. The services were conducted by Rev J. E. Zeiter of this place. A large number of friends and neighbors turned out to do honor to the memory of the deceased. We ex tend to the family our sincere sympathy in this their hour of alllction. STEVENSON- Li. Goulett's sister is visiting him for a few days. She has been in the Western states ard gives him a call on her return home. John Dillon is on the sick list. Hard words bring blows with the hir ed help at the Maples, enough so that one of the parties has left. Kind words never die. L. Goulett has sold his horse. Some are winding up haying this week Mrs James Clark is visiting his par ents, this week. NICHOLS. Miss Frances Plumb is boarding with Mr 8 Munn. William B. Nichols is in poor health and has gone away for a month's vaca tion. Mrs Frank Plumb has been quite ill, but is now on the road to health. Miss Maud Ambler expects to return to her home in Schenectady, soon. At a meeting of the Methodist Sunday school board it was voted to hold the picnic at Oak Grove, Milford, July 26. Everett Marcey has entertained his mother. Roscoe Evitts has left the employ of John Nichols. Miss America Pierson has been quite Ul with a cold and sore throat. The musical entertainment given in the Methodist church on the evening of July 4, was a decided success. A nice sum was realized, which will go toward.- re pairing the church. Miss Beard and brother of Huntington have been the guests of Misses Elsie and Edith JNicnols. - Beach Lattin and men are busy mak ing hay for the farmers. He keeps six horses going from early morning till dark. One of John McDonald's cnildren is Hick with intermittent fever. Mrs Coan of Bridgeport is the guest of Mrs A. S. J. (Jook. The estate of Birdsey Curtis has been appraised at a little over $10,000 and is to be divided between his two daughters. Mrs William Booth and her daughter", Mrs Alice Linder of Stratford, talk of moving back to Nichols in the near fu ture. Miss Emma Peet is visiting her broth er in Virginia. . Mra Fred Curtis and child are visiting her mother, Mrs Burr Curtis. James Sexton & Son have sold a Quin- cy granite monument to Mrs : Birdsey Curtis, and it will soon be set up in the cemetery. MILFORD. The Fourth here was quietly and pleas antly passed. The Cornet band gave a series of concerts, ice cream and chow der were sold on the Green, the boys amused themselves with fireworks and there was a game of baseball in the afternoon. Mr and Mrs John Curtiss of Califor nia are the guests of Mr and Mrs Theo dore Thompson on Broad street. Among the persons who spent the Fourth of July in town were Mr and Mrs Andrew Baldwin and daugbter of New Haven, who were. the gnests of Mr and jars Henry f latt. George Taylor and Charles Robinson of New Milford are spending a week in town. Rev and Mrs W. II. Kidd and family spent' the Fourth at Sunnyside Farm, the pleasant home of Mr and Mrs E. B. Burweil at Woodmont. Among the guests present were Rev and Mrs J. A. Macmellan of Seymour, .Mr and Mrs George Woods of Milford and friend from New Haven.- . Harry Taylor is at home for the sum mer vacation. - Col H. A. Taylor and son, who have Latest U. S. Gov't Report. been abroad for a few weeks, have n turned to their home, Laurelton Hall. Mr ana Mrs Kobert Seymour of New Canaan are visiting Mrs Seymour's ujouocr ana sister. Rev Calvin Ford and wife of New Ha ven, and Miss Hattie Ford and Miss Mary Ford of Milford Hpent the Fourth with Mrs Beers, and their daughter. who also entertained Mr and Mrs Ed ward Benjamin and daugbter of Bridge port. BR00KFIELD. AN EXCITING GAME OF BASEBALL. The most stirring event on the Fourth was the baseball game in Obtuse. The Center club against Obtuse, the Center winning. The score was 15 to 20. The aeieatta parry claimed uniairness in substituting players from Iron Works to help out. The Centers were challenged to piay again, which was accepted. PERSONAL CHAT. Hiram Hawley has put up a small eight-foot aermotor back of his house for pumping water for the house. One individual in town finished setting tooacco ror the nrst time on July 3. Mr and Mrs it. I . Olark are spending a lew days at iJiacK Kock. Herbert Lake had some powder blown in hia face and eyes on the Fourth by a small cannon which he supposed was better mannered and would not go off only when he expected. The powder was taken out oi his eyes by a Danbury doctor and he will soon show no marks of the affair, but probably has learned a good lesson which will be of some ad vantage in boyish experiences. The choral choir at St Paul's on Sun day proved very satisfactory. There is some difficulty in getting all the parts in sufficient number. With practice they bid fair to prove a great addition to the proper rendering or the service. Obtuse school closed on Wednesday, Miss iMena Jackson as teacher. Mis Minnie Somers, who has been a pupil at the Danbury School of Music, received the first prize which entitles her to a year's study at the Boston Conserva tory of Music. Miss Nealie Morehouse is visiting friends in lanesville. Mrs Thomas Clark and Mrs John lvann and babv rrom Brooklyn are spending the warm months at Mrs Mary Kyan's. Miss Maggie Myers spent Sunday at her home in Brookfield. iV social dance was held, last Friday night, at the residence of Miss Mamie Barrett. Dancing .was indulged in and about midnight supper was served, con sisting of cofi'ee, sandwiches, cake, etc. The party did not break up until morn ing with many expressions of a very enjoyable time. . Miss Lillie Elsenboss is entertaining her cousin. E.ra Thompson has a very fine look ing piece of tobacco. Henry Foster or ISew Haven was guest at the "American house" the first part of last week. Mrs Thompson and son have been with relatives in Danbury. Mrs Silliman of Bridgeport, accom panied by a lady friend, were in town one day, last week. Mrs Ruth Druin of Marbledale spent the Fourth with her mother, Mrs Lucy Taylor. Mrs Daniel Mangum i with her mother, Mrs Charles Briggs. The Hawley family from Bridgeport are now occupying their summer resi dence here. Fred Watson of Marjledale spent the Fourth with friends on Long Meadow Hill. Rev Mr Taft and wife of Brooklyn N. Y., are guests of liev G. W. Lawrence. Mr and Mrs Edward Somers of New Haven are visiting hia father. Mrs Parmelia Allen or Waterbury is guest of Mrs Sidney Hawley. Mr and Mrs Edward Griffen spent Sunday with his father, Judge Griffen. Edwin lockwood of Torrlngton is spending a few days with his uncle, H. S. Lockwood. Herbert Lake, whose face and eyes were injured by powder on the Fourth, is much improved. Frederick Lake of New Haven has been the guest of Clark T. Jackson. Litchfield County News. CORNWALL BRIDGE. METHODIST CHURCH NOTES. Preaching services at the Methodist church are now held at 10.30 a. m., in stead of 1 p. m. The Sabbath school exercises follow immediately after the morning service. Rev A. P. Knell, the pastor, Is deliver ing a series of Sunday evening sermons on The interviews ot Jesu witn re pre sentative persons, '" beginning with "Nicodemus, the rationalist;"" July 8 Notice was read last Sabbath from the Methodist pulpit that a lawn party, com bmed with an attractive literary pro gram, will be held at the residence of John Wienstien, Wednesday, July 25. All are invited. Mrs William Ely of New Haven and Mrs Leonard Tuttle of Carrolton, Miss., visited their aunt, Mrs L. A. Robinson, on last Friday. Mr and Mrs Morton Wadhams and their young son, Clifford, have been vis iting Mr Wadhams' mother, Mrs Mary Wadhams. Miss Edith Wadhams ia visiting Round Lake, N. Y., to attend the New York" state summer institute, July 16 to Au gust 4. Funeral services were held in St Brid get's church, last Saturday, over tht re mains of William Forrestelle, formerly of Warren, who died in Bridgeport at the age of 73 years. A long funeral procession passed through the village, last Thursday, es corting the mortal remains of Mrs Jtose Finn, wife cf Frank Finn of Kent. The burial was in St Bridget's cemetery. Mrs Hattie Dietz of New York is with her parents for a summer visit. Miss F. Stnrges of Bridgeport is at W. P. Sturges visiting. William Stone met with some loss, Monday, by having a spindle wagon smashed in pieces by a runaway horse. Frank W. Hodge of Danbury was in town Monday of this week, representing the Berkshire Life Insurance Co , and explaining the great benefit of the 20 year endowment plan of insurance. Jacob Liner has purchased, through C. W. Everett as agent, a Triumph reap er and binder. It is the first machine of the kind in this section and the rapid, complete way of cutting and tying into bundles all kinds of grain, attracts much attention. . Fourth of July passed away with some enthusiasm and no accident here. Charles Parent has given np business as a blacksmith at the Bonney shop, leaving a good location for a blacksm i th ing business vacant. , SOUTH KENT. THROWN FROM A HAY BAKE. The little nine-year-old son of Mott Darling was ran away with while on a horse rake, last Saturday. He was thrown violently irom the rake Into a Dry" Goods News. 342 & 344 MAIN STREET, BRIDGEPORT, CONN. REAL BARGAINS. Are the spirit of current sales. A fresh array of them make the business soulful- Our clearing excitement is being made in teresting by new offerings each day. To-day it is wash goods. Outing TwfllSuiting, 12 l-2c goods, now 5c a yard Dress Ginghams, new, clean, handsome styles, in every store at 8c a yard, here for 5c a yard Crepe Moire, a thin cloth for summer wear, 32 inches wide, made to retail at 12 1 2c, here at ?c a yard- 3-4 width Batiste cloth retailed all the season at 8c, to go at 5c a yard. Light figured Percales, 36 inches wide in Lavender, blue and white, figured and stripes; sold in most stores at 12 l-2c a yard; here at 10c a yard- Thin lawns, 36 inches wide, a 12 1 2c cloth, yours for 10c a yard. The above are all new styles, and are not to be compared with short cuts that have b9en handled all the season, in addition to their unsalable patterns Some of the other bargains are the women's and misses' Btrawhats at 25 c. Men's Negligee Shirts, with collar and cuffs attached, price 50c for a dollar shirt- A bargain at the mid-summer sale of Women's Muslin Under wear: Night gowns, drawers, chemises, skirts; not ene worth less than a dollar, most of them more. On a special table by them selves and your pick for 73c. Women's ready-to-wear dresses, just the kind for wear about the shores or the beaches, and j ou can buy them cheaper here than elsewhere. Duck Buits at SI 59, 1.88 and 2 95. 'A novelty. Duck euits with parasols to match all complete at S3.75. Wom en's serge suits as low as S4.50. Women's waists- The 25c waist is a wonder, enough for a few days at this price; they would be cheap at 50c We are get; ting new values in waists, every day. Our representative is right on the market every day, making cash offers and sending on some great values Special at our Gent's Furnishing Department. After a search of several weeks we have found the large sizes in Gent's Balbrig gan Shirts and Drawers. Such sizes as 46, 48 and 50. Price 50c each SMITH, JsATTJE&ttJT5Z: 5c CO. stone wi.ll and was unconscious for five hours. At this writing it is thought that he will not prove to be fatally, though seriously, hurt. NEW MILFORD. AFFAIRS ABOUT TOWN. Attorney F. W. Marsh has purchasd of James bexton & aoxx oi Bridgeport, a handsome Uuincy granite sarcophagus monument that is to be placed in the New Milford cemetery, very soon. It will be one of the finest monuments in the cemetery. J. VV. i.118 worth, tne shoe man, would be pleased to give people solid comfort by telling them a pair of shoes to fit their feet ; good honest shoes, too. It will pay you to call and see him when in want of foot wear for be has a large stock to select from. MERRYALL. Willis DeMusey has just finished har vesting his crop of rye. It was the largest crop ever raised in this section, probably. There were five two-horse loads on an acre and a half. No raking : an armful taken from the winrow made a bundle. GAYLORDSVILLE. Rev F. D. Luddington of Xorthville preached a strong sermon on The Prod igal Son," here, last Sunday morning, in exchange with our pastor. Come again Brother Luddington. Rev J. H. Keeps, Jr., expects to be away two or three weeks on vacation. During bis absence the pulpit will be supplied by the following preachers July 15, Rev M. M. Curtiss; July 22, Rev M. It. Howland ; July 29, .Kev 11. S. SU1 of New Milford or Rev M. M. Cur tiss. The baying is going rapidly forward in this place. Charles Pomeroy has a record hard to beat by any hereabouts, of over three tons of hay from an acre of land. The interior of the new addition to Mr Disbrow's store is now rapidly assum ing form, and any one can see with half an eye, that oar "hustling storekeeper is going to have vastly increased facilities for his growing business. Mr Barlow is having the interior of his store freshened up with clean white paint. Jack Colligan is the artist. The summer exodus from the city has already reached this place, and the num ber of city folks here already number nearly a dozen. Mr Irwin and George Gaylord are entertaining most of them. WEST CORNWALL. Miss Charlotte Harrison, who has been visiting her sister in New Haven, has returned home. Mrs Dwight M. Pratt and children are here for the summer. Miss Frances Dimond, who has been a guest at Rogers Farm, returned to her home in Bridgeport, last week. Mrs Charles Hubbard of Hartford City, Ind., is at her father's, Hon T. S. Gold'c Mrs F. H. Monroe and daughter are at her father's for their usual summer visit. The Misses Bennett from New Haven have returned to the Rexford place for the summer. A few of the young people of this place gave Mr and Mrs Powell a sur prise, last Monday evening. The display of lire works in the even ing of the Fourth were very fine and much enjoyed by all, Adam Coon died at Bristol, last Fri day, and the funeral was held here at chapel, Saturday afternoon. Mr Coon was formerly a resident of this place and was much respected by all who knew him. His remains was taken to Lime Rock for interment. George Beck and the Misses Annie and Gertrude Harrison, started, last Tues day, for Cleveland, O-, to attend the Christian Endeavor Convention. s Miss Nellie Wolfe of Ansonia is visit relatives and friends in this place. Miss Hannah Baldwin is visiting her sister, Mrs Daniel B. Baldwin. LANESYTLLE. Will Wanzer has the finest pi ce of tobacco in this place. Mrs Alice Smith and her father of New Milford were at Mrs Fred Warner's one day, last week. Mr and Mrs Charles Smith spent the Fourth out of town. Miss May Camp is guest of Mrs R. A. Canfleld. " . . Sadie O'Dell and brother and Susie Turner and brother called upon a friend in I'umpbm Hill, one day, lust week. Charlie Steven? is a happy man, the proud poer of a little daughter. Mrs w iu l "Hiker r Obtuse was at Mra R. A. Canfield's, last Saluid&y. WEST MORRIS- ATTACKED BY TEAM PS. David B. Alwood, while returninr home from work, Monday evening, was attacaea oy several tramps, who beat him until he became unconscious. They took a handkerchief and bt und fai arms at the elbows, and searched his pockets. oui as ii nappenea, ne naa no money with him, and all they got was a plug of tobacco. Mr Atwood finally made out to get home at a late hour in the even ing. The place where the offense was committed was on the road east of Homer Stoddard's. Mr Atwood was bound so be could not relae bis arms, and was cut loose by his wife when be got home. Farmers are all getting in their hay. It is a fair crop. Dry weather prevails. The river is getting low. The fi-hernien are getting backloads of fish from the river. Who can guess how they get so many ? Mr and Mrs Arden Tanner of Warren were at her father 'f, Jerome Wedge's, over the Fourth. C. H. Dwy and family spent the Fourth in Warren. Dr Richardson is making the farming boom this summer. Be puts on his wide brim bat and goes at it with a will. He intends patting up a new barn in the near future. While Mr Leoimon was fibbing a few evenings ago in the river some one took one of his shoes from his wagon near by and he has not beard from it yet. A few went from this place to Litch field to see the Fourth of July celebra tion. They report a good time. Mrs Flynn and family of Tbomastt-n have been spending a few days at her father's, C O. Nobles. What has become of our Tom Hamlet correspondent? We think he must have become scared out. W e have not beard anything from him in a long time. Per haps he left before it broke np. SOUTHTLLLE. G. W. Northrop has purchased a horse rake of Agent Foote of Brookfield. Mrs S. F. Clark, Miss A. Clark and 6. W. Northrop attended a picnic in the yard of E. Evitts, the Fourth, and report an enjoyable time. Miss E. R. Northrop spent the Fourth in Woodbury. Rev E. L. Whitcome will bold service, Sunday, at 4.30 p. m., in Union hall. BOXBTJRY. "ROUND JUDD'S BRIDGE. Will the selectmen of Xew Milford kindly send the contractor back on the cross road between Walker's Brook and Edward Sterling's? As now we rkJe with two wheels in the ditcb, we think it would be much better to plow another so as to have all the wheels in the ditch. From One Who Drives Over the Road. NOTHING STRANGE.. Intelligent people, who realize the im portant part the blood holds in keeping the body in a normal conditio!., find nothing strange in toe number of dis eases tn at Hood's Sarsaparilla is able to care. So many troubles result from im pure blood that the bet way to treat them is through the blood, and it Is far better to nse only harmless vegetable compounds than to dose to excess with quinine, calomel and other drug". By treating the blood, with Hood's Sarsap arilla, scrofula, salt rheum and what are commonly called "humor," dyspepsia, catarrh, rheumatism, consumption . and other troubles that originate in impuri ties or tne niooa or impaired circula tion, can all be cured. When Bacy was dek, ira gmr hrr Cantoris. "When aba was a Chad, aha cried for Cmgtoria. When she became Miaa, she clang to Castoris. When she had Children, ahe g-m-ra Utom Caatcri