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NEVER A BETTER TIME
to buy Cottons. 36
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Sheeting
1 n c i 1
6
(best
You'll wari'h the market
better 3)1 hu h HUwli-il Cntt
inch
Standard
IJrown
at
4 cents a
yard. The
same in
extra fine
quality at
414 cents a
yard.
36 inch
Cohassett
Hrown
Sheeting
ut 6 cents a
yard. A
very fine
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NEWTOWN, CONN, BEE.
I RID AY AUGUST 24 1894.
CIRCULATION:
IANDABT 1. 18o2.
CAST WEEK.
610
3450
Slieetinir
made) at 6 cents a yard
ynUi for a
rtt (i ivnts a
Around the Fireside.
FALL.
How fast the days shorten, morning creeps
apace,
The birds are plaintive in their notes.
And Sol to hastening with his copper face
To where love gushes lrom their happy
throats.
The squirrels bark, but the quail keep still,
Except some inpudent, daring bird
That has not had Bummer to his nil,
Mor ioars the dogs that his parents stirred
With Ma keen scent and searching nose.
The summer flowers are nearly gone,
Their mission ended, except to close
Upon their seeds to carry on
Their everlasting beauty, but the golden rod
And the blue gentian sure will come
And low and send their beauty np to God,
And wake us still happy in our earthly home.
Q. W. B.
yard. l " rrsit
a yurd.
50 dozen
Cases at 6
dozen Si x
cents each.
I.lnwn I'ourt.
45 x J6
cents each.
90 Sheets at
at tj t't'Uls
Pillow
50
45
FOR HOUSEKEEPERS
Vih Hollers
1 tun 1'niwt
Fine I'urlor rlmmim
FoMintr lJip HtKtrdH
Holid Zlm- Wash llitards
( 'rtw)ittt Stt
ltf 111. 'lVlewopi- HaK
1 in. Tnivi'lliiiK
Canvas C'uvwcil Trunks
S .10
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.15
A'
3.4V
GOES THE CHAIR
need recovering ? Would
you like to make a handsome
pillow for little cost? V
bought 200 Agents samples,
Silk Hrocatelfc:, size 24 x 25
inches. Not injured a parti-
rle bv handliivj-. 1 ake your
pick tor S5 cents each. Know
wli.tr it won dcost you to
seat or back your
cover your pillow if
tn huv these handsome fab-
rlrc tv 'lie van! ? lust about
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double.
Ul'lutlstery, Si-oond Kl.x.r,
MALLEYEELY?
COK. CHAPKI- AND TEMPLE STS.,
NEW UAVEN, CONN.
THE NEWTOWN LIBRARY:
Will be o)!n ior drawing Hooks everyTues-
day 1 to r in ami T ton in me evening ; oatur
1 1
chair or
you had
day from
in to 9 in the evening.
ITOTICS
to th citizans of Newtown and surrounding
towns, that Xba Great A. k P. Tea Co., always
sell Pure Goods frsm their wagon, wbiob has ran
through that vicinity for the past 15 years- This
is a sufficient guarantee that we do business in a
straightforward manner and give the citizens
good value tot their money. We now have one of
the best and most reliable and obliging young
nen on the wagon that can be found adaptable
for the business, one who strives to please all
parties at all times. We trust we shall receive
the same patronage in the future as in the past.
Our motto is ''Good Goods at the Lowest Possible
Bate."
The Great
Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.,
200 MAIS ST., 09 EAST MAIS ST.,
BSIDGEPOET, CONS.
SOCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL REVO
LUTION.
A SEKMON PREACHED AT ST JOHN S
eiii ncii, sandy hook, jei.y 20, by
REV O. O. WRIGHT.
Luke li : 13, 14, 15, "Anil one ol the company
until unto him, Master, speak to my brother,
that he divide the inheritance with me.
And lie said unto him, man, who made me
a Judge, or a divider over you?
And he said unto them, take heed and be
ware oi covetousness, for a man's lite con-
slsth not in the abundance ot the things
which he poesesseth."
We are In the midst of a great social
and Industrial revolution. We have come
to a crisis marked with violence, destruc
tion and the shedding of blood. The
wheels of industry stand idly waiting, or
halting as between two opinions ; the
messengers of commerce linger to watch
our nails or legislation; tne ominous
murmur of discontent goes up from the
broken and distracted ranks of labor;
and fear and doubt have seized upon all,
while we look about us for some su.e
ground of confidence to hope for a
brighter future. I speak in particular of
our own country, tnougo in a general
sense the whole civilized world is"afl'ect-
ed by similar conditions. Indeed, it
seems as though Christendom itself is ap
proaching the culmination, or end of one
great period of spiritual progress and
that another seal of the Divine Apoca
lypse is soon to be broken. Let us not
think of the situation as simply involving
the conflict of capital and labor and
questions of law and order. The yues
tions of the day have to do with princi
ples which are of eternal significance.
They are questions which are of deep
concern to church and state and involve
the most vital relations of society and
government. Indeed we may well look
upon the events of these &-t days as
way-marks in the evolution of the King
dom of God among men. II becomes us
then as Christian citizens to enquire
most earnestly what these thiDgs mean;
and to ask ourselves most seriously what
is our duty as factors of the government
and as member s of Christ.
THERE ARE PROPHETS
of gociecv has laid upon us. There are
better principles and methods which
must be applied to the production of the
necessities of this life. There are sweet
er and nobler relations of the social and
industrial life which must be magnified
and made common and effectual among
the people. There is a holier spirit of
love and fellowship and co-operation
which must prevail, that all sorts and
conditions of men may rejoice together
as the children of our common Father
who cares for us all. We cannot and we
must not be unmindful of this call of
God which is sounding so loud and con
tinually in our ears. What have ve to
do about it? All that we can do about
it according to the measure of our ability
and our responsibility as citizens of the
world, as factors of the government in
our own country, and as members ol the
body of Christ and heirs of the Kingdom
of Heaven.
What does this present state of con
flict and confusion in the social and in
dustrial woild mean to us who are
churchmen and citizens of the common'
wealth in which we live?
WHAT ARE SOME OF THE CAUSES
AT HALF PRICE.
For the next 30 days I will
make
PHOTOGRAPHS
For half price in order to re
duce my stock. Call and see as
Good work guaranteed.
F.M.M0NTIGNANI,
PHOTO AJtTIST, 105 State street. Bridgeport
Take elevator-
One More Step to the Front.
Our H&oxxr 3Tlo."rL.
$75.00
ZEzcxr Irlln.
mLr ' Jbs JLJ JJ(
to everypnpil attending our school, day or
Vening. t.ui at once lur imonuauou.
Martin's Shorthand School,
IMalnSU . BRIDGEPORT, CT
If id-Winter term opens January 8, 1894.
J. F. FITZSIM0NS,
VETERINARY SURGEON ANDDEN-
DIST
Of DAN BURT, CONN.,
Will be fit the Grand Central hotel, Jvew
town, every Tuesday. All work done In a
fli-Mt clam manner and satisfaction euaran
teed. Your patronage eoliolted. Beat Ot rel-
reencea.
A Grand Cleaning Out
Spindles, Surreys, Farm
wagons.
B A GAINS!!
H. W. WOODRUFF,
WasMrisrum I Depot, conn
MECHANICS' AND FARMERS'
SAYINGS BANK,
CITT BAIK BUILDISO, WALL ST.. B'PQET.
Deposit, - - $1,402,114.45.
Interest and Surplus. 48,178.82.
tl,44,292.77.
Cepoiiti of $1 to S1Q00 received and interest
redited from the Bret or eaon menin, paramo m
annarv and July of eaeb year.Ioeorporated 1878
D, I. HORGAS, FreiidenW
I,. 8. CaTLIK. Stiwtirr and Twmiw
Big linpof -
Worlaiigiieh's Pants
and
Summer Shirts.
who will tell jou that these are the signs
of the coming end of the world. That
the world Is to grow worse and worse
with conflict and confusion of evil in
every form, until it ends in its own de.
struction. That the few who shall be
elect and saved shall be snatched as it
were from the universal wreck and ruin.
There are good people who doubtless be
lieve that we are fast coming to such a
dire crisis. I am not one of them. I be
lieve that in general the world is always
growing better, ana tnat tne Kingdom
of Heaven is making progress among the
children of men. No doubt that the
highest conditions of our improvement
are oiten involved in some temporary
conflict and conf UBion of interests. We
may go wrong in our blindness and have
to retrace our steps; we learn wisdom by
bitter experience; we are wayward and
selfish, and bring evils upon us by our
sinful conduct; but on the whole we
know that the history of the world
proves that we have gone forward in the
grand march of our common humanity;
and that what has been is the earnest of
what shall be in the evolution of the
divine plans of the earth and man.
Temporary disorder is often but the
necessary preparation for some great im
provement. As when a factory shuts
down to make repairs, or put in new
machinery, or to Introduce a better sys
tem of doing the work ; or to undertake
the manufacture of other and better
goods.
It would be but a narrow and stupid
mind which would infer from the con
fusion and conflict of Interests incident
to such repairs and changes that busi
ns8 was ruined and that the factory was
going to destruction. The progress of
the world seldom continues long in one
unbroken line. And the same Is true
whether of the business world, the scien
tific world or the moral or spiritual life
of men. The great movements of the
ages are intermittent and changeable
like the waves of beat and cold and the
currents of the ocean. Man proposes
but God disposes. Tides of emigration
rise and the nations of the east flood the
west ; or the Hordes of the north are
poured upon the lands of the south mak
lugiew tribes and states and people and
NEW CIVILIZATIONS.
But the Lord who made them all hath
set the bounds of their habitation and
placed a limit and a check upon all their
plans, ?lfor the wrath of man worketh
not the righteousness of God." Nations
come and go and empires rise and fall
but the progress of the Kingdom of
Heaven flows on forever. As we go back
over the pages of history we trace- the
progress of the social and industrial life
of our race through the various stages
and conditions which in general we have
called savage, barbarous, half -civilized
and civilized. So when we come to the
last and highest stage of development we
can discern certain lines of progress in
the civilized and Christianized periods of
our history. We have reached a point
In this modern method of living at which
the Ijord of the vineyard has called a halt
upon our labors. The social machinery
kf the world is out of order and needs
must be put In repair and readjusted
The rules and regulations of the great
work-shop of the world need to be re
vised. We need to do better work in
of such social discontent and industrial
warfare? There are doubtless numerous
minor causes which have contributed to
bring about the present state of our
country. The unrestricted Hood of emi
gration has brought us too many aliens
who are ignorant, and vicious, idle, in
capable of self-control, and in spirit at
war with all society and government
Socialism and anarchism are abroad and
in this land of free speech every license
of abuse U allowed even to the subvert
ing of every principle of law and order
without which there can be no liberty
nor safe ty to any. The love of power
and the abuse of social freedom have
contributed largely to produce this pre
sent confusion which prevails in this
land. The multitude is drunk with the
excess of liberty, and in the madness of
mob rule the workingman has thrown
away the choicest gift of his manhood
JU W1UCI IU UOll LUC (.jriauu KfL tug
capitalist, the laborer has signed away
his personal liberties and made himself a
traitor to his country, and trampled up
on the inalienable rights of men to "life,
liberty and the pursuit of happiness."
In a land of real liberty the freedom of
one must be the freedom of all. Capital
must be free and labor must be free.
And when conflict becomes inevitable the
fight must be free also, else our govern
ment ceases to govern, and liberty be
comes anarchy and social and industrial
revolution becomes a war of conflicting
interest which destroy each other. If
the rights of property cannot be protect
edand made secure to the capitalist what
power is there left to which the laborer
can look for the security of his own
natural rights and personal safety? And
so it is that "They that take the sword
shall perish with the sword." The
greed of gain ij another prolific source
of trouble.
This new continent rich with all its
natural resources has tempted the for
tune seeker of every land. Marvelous
wealth has been made in a short period
of time and many men have made haste
to be rich. Millionaires have multiplied
with surprising rapidity. Where many
are rich many must be poor. There is
only so much at best and what one has
is not free to another. Luxury and idle-
neas follow in the wake of fortune.
clamor of the idle and covetous nnd
vicious.
It takes little wisdom to discern how
futile would be the indiscriminate divi
sion of the world's goods in response to
the war-cry of the socialist and anarchist.
The equal division of the wealth of the
world would leave the whole world poor,
with the certain prospectof its becoming
speedily poorer. Man must labor or he
cannot eat. : Man must toil or become
naked and homeless and without an abid
ing place. . So sure as men do labor there
will be wealth and means of comfort, and
in the nature of the case some will have
more than others, and of different kinds.
Men were made to live together in rela
tions of dependence and In mutual love
as brethren. This is the divine law and
eternal plan ot society ; and we must all
learn to live In harmony with the law of
divine love. "And be said unto him.
Man, who made me a judge, or a divider
over you." borne think the church
might, if it only would, settle all these
vexed questions of society. But what is
the Church Militant but these same peo
ple, in the world, capitalists and laborers,
rich and poor, good and bad, striving
together as they are for life and liberty
and in the pursuit of happiness ! What
more or better can the church do than
to hold up the divine ideal which must
be found in actual love to God and love
to man In all the relations of life?
Some think the state has only to make
laws to regulate all the conflicting inter
est of the industrial world. But what is
the state but these same people whose
Interests are to be adjusted, organized
together for mutual protection and as in
this country for mutual self-government
The state Is
feet of heavy feed will wave where only
ragweed and cockle would thrive otherwise.-
Early frosts will not trouble it and
it may be fed green as long as it does not
harden. When hardening starts in the
stalks it shtuld be bayed at once. The
rye will afford pasturage still later. In
the spring there will be no barley to
make troubleand two crops of rye may
be followed by corn, or the ground may
be seeded now for grass with the fodder
crops. Will no manure be needed?
Yes, give it all you can find, or sow on
200 te 500 pounds of some high grade
commercial fertilizer. Or rye alone
maybe sowed, though less profitably.
August is a good month for sowing rye
for feed if it 13 not allowed to head this
fall. Fed or mowed, It tillers or stools
more largely, and beside living through
winter better, yields heavier crops next
year. There is scarcely a week in the
season when a plow may be drawn, that
fodder crops of some sort may not be
put in with profit and future surety,
for no crop is so sure and costs so little
as a fodder crop. Who is going to prove
himself during the next drouth ripe for
the fool killer? Max Moore.
I
mm mmt Mna
A HASD TIMES OPP0ETUHITT.
WEALTH TO THE WISE
and good means the promotion of learn
ing aDd virtue and beneficence of every
kind ; but to the ignorant and selfish il
means indolence, vice and degradation.
Money is such a universal power, for
good, or for evil, that it i3 no wonder
men covet it. The wonderful material
developments of this continent, coupled
with our free institutions and popular
government has produced an excessive
ly artificial and unscientific phase of
civilization. We are miseducated as to
the true value of wealth ; and our sensi
bilities are cultivated beyond the canons
of good taste and the ability to enjoy the
good things of this life. We are taught
to be discontented by our false Ideas of
life which we are made to feel "consist-
eth in the abundance of the things we
possess." The leisure of wealth tends
to idleness and the love of luxury and
the craving of worldly pleasures. And
so wealth tends to create classes. There
are the rich classes and Che middle classes
and the poor classes ; for rich and poor
are relative terms. It is not only a ques
tion of how rich, but if poor, how poor?
The rich are proud of their privileges if
not of their riches, and do not care for
the poor. The poor are envious of the
rich and would like to divide the spoils
with them ; in fact, the poor would like
to be rich too, and it would be difficult
to decide in which class of people wealth-
wise there is most covetousness and
pride of life. One thing however is cer
tain this age is most dangerously affect
ed with moneymania. The worship Qf
Mammon Is the most conspicious idola
try of the modern world. Family, fame,
culture and character are so often sacri
fied on the altar of this great god of the
world that we almost cease to wonder
at It.
The waste of the good gifts of this
world which is due to excess of luxury,
and idleness and vice and crime is also a
large factor in the problem before us. It
is an important item in all our economies,
social, industrial, political and religious.
Enough of the products of the earth are
not only wasted but used to pervert and
degrade the life of man, to feed all the
hungry, and educate all the illiterate and
care for all the unfortunate In the world.
One other consideration must come in to
this account ; the government itself, in
this country, has become the prey of the
GREEDY SELFISHNESS
of the people who are supposed to make
it what it is. Finally, we may sum up
the whole case In this one word : Selfish
ness, -v Greedy selfishness. 1 Not self-in
terest wisely understood, but blind, un
reasonable greed. . Whether capital or
labor, church or state, in private or in
public life the root of the whole matter
is selfishness. We are simply reaping
that which we have sown. The day of
reckoning has come. Capital is arrogant,
labor is insolent. People love them
selves. Competition in getting is not
followed by competition to giving. The
man who in any way cheats his fellow-
men injures himself in the end. . The law
of love is the universal law of life.
"And one of the company said unto him,
Master, epeak to my brother that he
divide the inheritance with me." This is
the appeal which we heat on every side
WHAT THE CITIZENS OF THE STATE
make it or permit it to be made. What
more can the state do than to insist that
each aud all shall be obedient in mutual
love to the natural law of life which
gives to each man the largest liberty con
sistent with the highest welfare of all,
each looking not on bis own things alone
but also upon the things of others as
sacred, the strong bearing the burdens
of the weak and the weak showing defer
ence for the strong. Law may do some
thing to restrain the selfish and teach the
ignorant and relieve the indigent ; but
what the Lord of heaven and earth means
is that men chall learn to do all such
things of their own will, out of love to
God and becau-e they do love their
neighbor as themselves. The rich may
be selfish but the poor may be even more
selfish. The capitalist may be tyranni
cal ; but it has been proved that the
laborer may become equally, or even
more tyrannical.
The millionaire may be extravagant
and wasteful, the poor man may be even
more prodigal and reckless. When men
have learned to live by the spirit of the
golden rule the great social and indus
trial questions of the world will have
beeu solved by the divine law of love
which in the temporal affairs of life is co
operation. "And be said unto them,
Take heed and beware of covetousness
for a man's life consistest not in the
abundance of the things which he
possesseth." Things we need; the Lord
knows that, and we have His promise of
the necessary things; but when we have
so degraded ourselves that we put the
things of this life in place of the
DIVINE LAW OF LOVE
which is life itself, then we need and de
serve to suffer the consequences of our
blindness and folly. Let us heed the
solemn warning of the church, "Not to
covet nor desire other men's good ; but
to learn and labor truly to get mine own
living, and to do my duty in that state
of life unto which it shall please God to
call me."
Live Farm Topics.
WHAT FOOLS THESE MORTALS BE.
There is nothing very funny about a
season like the present," said a sensible
and active farmer recently in my hearing
The drouth is terrible, and its effects
on the profits of the dairy are counted
by the millions of dollars of loss.
Where are dairymen coming out if they
persist in running thejrisk of drought and
refusing to prepare for emergency with
an abundant supply of soiling crops?
Compare the dairies of farmers having
no fodder corn to feed with those who
feed this succulent ration regularly and
thus help out the burned pastures
There is all the difference between milk
and no milk, returns and no returns
And now while miiK and butter are
bringing better prices, those who have
nothing to feed but bought foods are in
a discouraging spot. They have stood
the period of abundant milk and . low
prices when they could make nothing
and are now just as badly fixed or worse
Doesn't it seem as if people who have
been caught so once would learn a les
son and never, be cornered so again?
But they wont. Next year some of us
will be in jnst the same unprofitable cli
max. if the raising or fodder crops
were risky or difficult or almost impose!
ble or as hard to do as the raising of
money It might not be expected of all
farmers, but since it is the easiest thing
in the world it is a great marvel that so
few should follow it regularly and sys
tematically, There might be some palll
ation if.tbe crops raised for feeding green
were wasted one year in four because a
wet season made the pastures so good
that soiling was unnecessary, but such
crops may be cured and housed for winter
un variably and with very little trouble.
In cold weather they come in right, or
may be sold readily. To have a barn
half full of stover at turning out time is
never considered anything worse than
an indication of an extra good farmer.
Then wnat is tne matter with 90 per
cent of us? Dont ve want returns from
our farms?; It has o this appearance
And stiii the improvements remaining
forever, like the shoes of the shoemaker's
family, unmade, give the lie to this con
elusion. Done we know when to sow
and plant? Perhaps we forget adversl
ty in times of prosperity. But now
while under the lash let us get to work
and se-if we cannot atone this season,
yes, this very season for a short fodder
crop.
"But the" earth is too dry and hard to
plow now'' says somebody
Well, there are the oat stubbles and
the "early potato ground
Prices are low for everything as well
as farm produce, and complaint will not
make them any higher, says the Farm
Journal. Men in every department of
enterprise are forced to barely exist,
and it is a provetb among merchants
that if we can make both ends meet
until the times improve, we are fortu
nate. If butter, wheat, veal, potatoes
and every other farm product sell for
25 to 50 per cent, less than in
recent years, we must make the best of
it, and like the merchants, look on the
bright side and keep hope alive in our
hearts. Remember that "the darkest
night has a dawning." It is character
istic of American life that we have downs
and ups in finances, and doubtless there
will be opportunity in coming years to
make up ground lost in the present.
Meanwhile it h wise policy to make prep
aration when we shall be able to do bus
iness profitably. It stands us In band
as progressive and thrifty farmers and
dairymen to put our land, buildiags and
materials for production, like imple
ments, rolling stock and fertilizers, in
the veiy best condition, and to get ready
for prosperity when her ship sails this
way. As a signal instance of what may
be done when the raising and market
ing of products is at a standstill, let us
consider the situation on many a farm
where milk making for market has been
the soie occupation for a decade or
more. "We started in here," says a
young daityuian of my aquaintance,
half a dozen years ago to ship milk.
The entire neighborhood went into it,
and it seemed like u first-el us departure.
We had all prime, young, working
dairies, which we had raised ourselves,
and we started in with the auspicious
beginning which a most excellent prev
ious preparation permitted. Milk was
worth so much we couid not afford to
raise calves and after a few years we
found ourselves hampered with cows
pa9t their prime, and, later, old cuw-, or
with the frequent necessity of driving
for miles, and spending mouey tot
younger cows. What seemed to be the
best thing in the world so far as income
was concerned has proved to have two
sides to it, and, had we continued to
make butter and cheese and raise our
own cows, I am inclined to believe we
would be more prosperous to-day than
we are." Here's a little word picture,
drawn by a thinking young man, an
illustration which means considerable.
It portrays a situation of affairs which is
very common throughout many regions
within a radius of 50 to 100 miles about
most large towns and cities.
What opportunities does the present
offer? It offers to me the chance to
sell less milk while low prices continue,
and raise more cows, for while I would
have to pay from $40 to $60 per head
by-and-by when I really want them, if
I raise more than enough to fill my re
quirements they will be readily saleable
at good prices to my immediate neigh
bors who would buy and take them
away. The nnanciai situation gives me
the opportunity to raise more fodder
for these young animals, and less wheat
and potatoes for market while prices
are below par. Instead of carrying on
at a loss some other branches of work
which commonly pay a fair profit, the
boys and our hired men are going to
produce enough of the necessities for
home use, fill up the barns, and spend
the balance of the time repairing, re-
shingling, painting, etc. A little econ
omy pointed out by a neighbor this
morning is well worth consideration:
When the paint on a building begins to
look as if it would soon begin to lose its
best appearance, it should be taken
firmly in hand and re-coated with heavy
boiled oil. A single application of this
kind made in time will save two coats
of paint. A little delay when the paint
has begun to rub and wash will leave
the buildings with a shabby appearance,
and soon demand a priming coat,
followed by a surface coat. Oil is cheap,
and we shall put on some as soon as
fall raina have the dust. :
These e The HJays
That bring joy to the heart of every close
buyer in Southern Connecticut.
Our Opportunity Sale
gives everyone a chance to own a fine suit and nothing to pay
for make, style or finish.
Interesting Isn't It?
Fine Suits that any tailor in the land would be glad to
sell as his own, eroing at about the price of the bare cloth
before even a knife touched it-
' We are offering bargains in every department, this
week- -
Men's Summer suits, $5, 6 50, 7-50, 9.50, 11-50, 13.50-
Men's Summer pants Sl-50, 2. 2.50. 3, 3.50
. Men's Thin coats, $0-50, 1, 1.50, 2, 2 50-
Men's Duck pants, best make, $1 50 and 2-
Men's Soft Negligee Shirts 45c and 97c-
Men's Laundered Negligee shirts, 65c, 97c and $1.48
Men's Balbriggan Underwear 25 c and 50c
Men's Two Piece Bathing Suits $1 25.
Men's Fine Silk Neckwear 25c-
BARGAINS' IN TRUNKS AND BAGS.
32r BANrvSTJf?IDCEPo
nURD & JOIIFS.
Qorgains !
We have nearly a whole ease of the
75 c summer corsets at 34c a pair-
We have taken four lines of 50c '
men's balbriggan underwear that we
have sold out the drawers and left the
shirts; marked them 25 c each.
Men's seamless socks, 10c ones, 2
pair lie
24 super ladies' unbleached hose,
regular price 25c a pair, 15c pair-
Ladies' vests, selected yarn, white
and Egyptian 12c each-
Ladies' "Be vests 4c each.
Heavy all silk Windsor ties all col
ors, 12 l-2c each.
Another lot of those ladies hose,
fast black, 2 pair lie-
Big drop in the price of ladies
waists-
Large line of narrow Val lace.
Ladies' 12 l-2c vests in uink. bine
and white 8 l-3c each.
Curling irons 5c
HURD & JONES.
423 MAIN STREET,
BRIDGEPORT.
IAN
INVESTMENT
ciation. The other officers, who interest
themselves much in the cause, are H. L.
Wanzer, president; A. J. McMabon, vice
president; E J. Sturges, treasurer.
There are to be, this year, 49 classes, giv
ing to the sisters, cousins and aunts, un
cles, brothers and everyone ample oppor
tunity to exhibit their skill in whatever
they may be an adept, be it bread and
pastry, faucy work, floriculture, fine arts,
farming, a chance to show your fine fam
ily horse, etc , and the children, too, have
a place in the lit. Space forbids our
enumerating in detail, but vou ought to
send for a premium list. The races are
what attract a great many people and
this year the association has prepared a
fine list. Tuesday, a purse of $50 is put
up for trotters four years old and under.
Wednesday, a 50 purse is offered for
horses that have never beaten 3.10; $100
purse for trotting horses that have never
beaten 2.45 ; alo a running race. Thurs
day, purse 100, free-for-all, trotters and
pacers ; alo a running race. All horses j
entering these races must be owned in
the towns of New Milford, Roxbury,
Bridgewater, Brook field, New Fairfield,
Sherman, Kent, Warren, Washington,
Woodbury, Newtown, Southbury and
Cornwall and this will give the races
more of a local interest and be sure to
draw large crowd?.
Fairfield (nntv, News.
died at bis home, last week, quite sud
denly. His funeral was attended from
his late residence, Monday afternoon.
Mrs St John, mother of Mrs Charles
Blakeslee, is very ill at the home of ber
daughter, with small hopes of her recoV'
ery.
Norman Ambler is very low with drop
sy.
Druggist George K. Wilson is on a va
cation, this week.
Work has begun on the trolley track,
above the railroad crossing, on Main
street. Everything seems to be about
ready for the plectric cars between this
place and Bridgeport.
Mr and Mrs O. F. Ax tell have gone to
Europe far an extended tour.
STRATFORD.
AFFAIRS ABOUT TOWN.
The many friends of Miss S. M. "Wil-I
cox will be glad to know that she is in a
fair way for recovery from a serious ill
ness. There was a large attendance at the
funeral services of the late Nathan .
Wells, held at his residence on Monday
last. Rev Mr Cornwall conducted the
services and interment was made in Un
ion cemetery.
Miss Grace Hawley of Nichols is visit
ing Miss Judson.
Miss Maud Wolf has been quite ill with
malarial fever at a friends house iu Beth
el. Mrs Charles Wilcoxson and soa of
Springfield, Mass., are visiting Mrs Jo
aiah Booth.
Tax Collector Fred Beardsley is visit
ing friends in Forestville.
Miss Celeste Chavelle is visiting friends
in New Haven.
H. C. Fordham and wife are spending
a month oa Long Island.
William H. Crawford and wife gave a
reception to the Cupheag club at their
residence on King street, which was
largely .attended.
Curtis Judson of Southbury has visit
ed his brothers,' Charles and Lucius, of
this town. . -
Co. K veterans will hold their annual
reunion, August 31, at Pleasure Beach.
William Marsh and daughter of Raven
Stream have been very ill of dysentery,
but are reported as getting better.
The Tucker building has been moved
from its old location on Main street to a
lot in rear of Booth's block. A new
block of stores is tal&ed of for the old lo
cation of this bnilding.
The fruit commissioner has condemned
GEORGETOWN. '
PERSONAL GOSSIP.
Rev and Mrs U. O. Mohr have been
spending a week at Belle Island.
Mrs Floyd J--unings is entertaining ber
sisters of Brook lyo, N. Y.
Mr ad Mrs Kd in Gilbert ire at Sara
toga for two wet-ks.
The Misses Miller with Miss Fannie
Perry returned on Saturday from a two
weeks1 visit at Asbury Park.
Mrs Charles Jennings is visiting ber
daughter, Mrs Howe in Westfield, X. J
Died on Sunday, August 19, Miss
Minnie Cobleigh in the 21st year of ber
age.
Mrs Frank Williams entertained ber
parents, Mr and Mrs Squires of Bridge
port, last week.
Mrs H. A. Washburn ot Brooklyn,
with Mrs Benjamin Griffen of Brook Held,
were guests of Mrs II. P. Mansfield, last
week.
John Taylor of New York is visiting
his parents, Rev and Mrs Y. L. Taylor.
Andrew Hallock and family of Bethel,
also Ernest B. Grlffen of Danbury, visit
ed Dr H. P. Mansfield on Sunday last.
Mrs Ellsworth Bennett entertained
friends from New Haven, last week.
The Friday Evening Improvement
Club met, last week, with Mrs Aaron
Bennett ; this week with Mrs John Ferris.
Mrs Louis Miller spent Saturday with
friends in Norwalk.
In Diamond is ona ot ttaa
safest tbat can be made, pro
Tiding that they are bough
right, that is, at the lowest mar
ket price and of a responsible
house. We pride ourselves oa
showing the larfjest stock of
precious stones at the lowest
prices. Mounted in the mos
attractive' settings, or unM-t.
G- W. Fairchild,
Dealer In Diamonds, Watches. 811
verware. Jewelry and Clocks.
$57 Main Street, near John.
(ESTABLISHED 1865.)
Bridgeport, Ct.
Sale Investment.
Seven per cent debentures, interest paid
semi-annually by New York draft ol the Build
ing and Loan Association of Dakota. tiOot
first and non transferable mortgages deposit
ed with the trustee to protect each tlouo sold,
trustee's endorsement ot this fact on each
bond sold, issue limited by law to 60 per cent,
ot their assets. Debentures are a preferred
stock, and all the assets are bolden for the
payment ot them ; in anv event there will be
4 ot assetfl behind every dollar ot oounand.
ing detienturett. Wnh Judicious ntanatre
ment, which enabled them to pay matured
principal and iniereat promptly during the
past yeat. as ever, and make a gain in assets
ot t4,00u, the outlook tor the future is promi.
ing. I believe an investment here to be as
sale as anything offered and one which will
prove satisfactory in its results. Bonds rum
three or seven years, optional with the bold
er. 1 would request intending iavewtora to
write to the present bank commiiuilonen ot
Connecticut tor their opinion of this compa
ny; also to the ex conimiioners, who have
ail thoroughly examined the company. Their
iudgement in the case we should like vou to
have. We court the strictest investigation ot
condition, standing and management. For
sale by
JAMES C. JOHNSON,
Geaaral Agsat for Csaasstmt
8 TUPS' ET DEPOT. OT
1XK SaLb House, barn and six acres ot
X land, witn privilege ot 12 acres mors of
meadow land, situated one mile from Botsiord
Depot. GEORGE F. DCNCOMBE, Newtown.
STEPNEY AND VICINITY-
Miss Grace Bristol has returned from
a four-weeks' visit at Hartford, Niantic
and Wins ted. Her grandmother, Mrs
James Logan, returning with her.
Miss Lulu Marsh baa returned from
Ilnionville. Ct.. and is a guest of Miss
Grace Bristol.
Joseph Field, who ha3 been very sick
with rheumatism around the heart, is
slowly improving.
Charles Gilbert is newly siding bis
large shop; also building on prepara
tory to doing a rushing business.
Charles Stilson has moved bis family
from the William Beers' place back to
bis house in Blanket Meadow. .
HOW TO CUBS BILIOUS COLIC
I suffered for weeks with colic and
pain in my stomach, caused by bilious
ness, and had to take medicine all the
while until I used Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Kemedv which
cured me. . I have since reccom mended
KEEP OFF THE H0KH FXY.
- Keep off the horn fly and give the
cows a chance. The following is a surei
protection : ' Ten gallons of cottonseed
oil or any kind of lubricating oil, one
pound of carbolic acid, two gallons of
nine tar. two pounds of sulphur, two
pounds of copperas ; boil for an hour,
stirring well. Apply with whitewash
brush to horns, head, in groin and all
affected parts, and renew as it wears
or washes off. Larger or smaller
quantities can be very easily made by
observing the proportions as above
given. -
The Fall Fairs.
WHAT NEW MILFOED HAS TO OFFEE-
i onir.p. a number of neach tree in the Pat- Mr, to a good many people. ' Mrs
.. J ... . J . ! Conn. For sale bv E. F. Hawley, New-
. Contractor Sidney Beardsley and Sam
uel Anderson had a bad fall from a scaf
folding while at work on D. C. Woods'
new bouse. No bones were broken but
th--iy were badly shaken up.
The enteitainment for the fresb air
fund, under the direction of Mrs Peter
kin, netted $85 for that worthy charity.
Mrs Edwards of Kent, a sister of Wat
son Smith, fell from the stoop of his resi
dence on Main street and dislocated ber
shoulder. L '
Charles Clark has sold hi; residence on
Main street to a Mrs Chamberlain-of
Bridgeport. Mr Clark will move into the
Edmonds bouse on Main street. -
It is reported tbat Orville Curtis has
sold his house on Main street. - -
town and
druggists.
S. C.. Bull Sandy Hook,
Ralph Drew has recovered from a long
The premium list and announcement of
the 16th annual lair of the New Milford
Agricultural Association has been issued and serious illness.
J 1 A 4nfAmnVinn mnorrlinar tibial .".
auu,s "t". ,"i",uir " ""I George A. Fairchild, Miss Mary Fair-
fair, which is becoming great event J Chatt.
of the people of New JKllford and adja- ( two-weeks' outing.
cent towns. ; While the management of
this fair do not make any pretentions of E. W. Peck and Robert Taylor have
They may be putting the World's Fair in the shade, enjoyed a canoe trip up the river.
better ways in order to meet the latest It may be the ery of the poor and op
demand which the great Master Baiider pressed asking for justice ; it may be the
worked up fine and quickly by the use they have an exhibition every year that
of a disk, Acme or Cutaway harrow and is worth traveling many mues to see.
barlev andi rve. three bushels to one Secretary J; H. Cochrane is a great
sown and ..well dragged and bushed in. worker and to his untiring efforts is doe
Before- Thanksgiving time two to three a large share of the success of this asso-
Capt Charles Wakelee has purchased
an eight-horse power portable engiue and
is prepared to do sawing and threshing.
Francis Avery, a well known citizen,
. BUCKLEN'S ARNICA 8ALTK.
The best salve in the world for cats,
bruises, sores, ulcers, salt rheum, lever
sores, tetter, chapped hands, chilblains,
corns and all skin eruptions, and posi
tively !ure8 piles or no pay required. It
Is guaranteed to give perfect satisfaction
or money refunded. Price 25c per box.
For sale by E. F. Hawley, Newtown,
and S. C. Ball, Sandy Hook. '
-Jl IS ESSEN-HAll
iCjooa heS.th
You cannot 5
IBlooallM
L--Bas If you are troubled wiU
BOILS, ULCERS or
PIMPLES, SORES
;your blood is bad. A few bottles of 8. S. S. '
Vthmuirhlv cleanie the svstem. leotove ail
nuritiAS and build VOU BD. All HHinneT
$ purities and build you up. All
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Kbvrtsuse- It I the best blood remedy on
Thousands who hae Wea jrt say o-
& My blood M byllr pim-iU TW Jr
a.li.Ui.iiwwiiiim smiwn nn
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"Merrill"
''Jiteck"
i ORGANS
PIANOS
"Smith"
"Wilcox & White
"Estey'
Sewing Machines I
ALL FIEST CLASS. I0VE BETTE2. FSICZS
LOW.
C. E3. Osborne,
STEPNEY, - CONK.
THE-
jerlin Jron ridge Qo
OF EAST BEKLIN, CONN., ;
Cas 8kll Ton A
GOOD IRON 2 STEEL ROOF
jg At 2 l-2c per sqr. loot.
write them tor particnlars.
J. W. JOHNSON,
BRIDGEPORT,
REAL ESTATE,
INSURANCE. LOANS.
BEE KEEPERSI
This Hive complete, :
dy for use, $1.&0; in flat
11.30. Section boxes, per
thousand. S-i.
Samples ot Comp Foun
dation aud catalogue F&KB.
EDWnr K 8MITH.
Watertown.CT
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bTtakine orders for na. Thoua-
ands of other premiums. Seod stamp for catalogue.
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