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THE NEWTOWN BEE.
PUBLISHED BY THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY ALLISON P. SMITH. EDITOR. AETHUH J. SMITH. BUSINESS MANAGER M-S1.3S a" Tear. 75 Cents tor Six Months. BO utati tor I oar mouuit, roar venu a uovj. IBWTOWV.OOIIm MID AT, DEO. 28. 1804 Editorial Ink Drops. THE TEMPEBANCE PROBLEM. To control the liquor traffic and keep It within bounds la a serious problem, and one which to thoughtful people is at present in an unsatisfactory condition. To those who have not investigated the so called Norwegian plan, we can commend an article In The Forum from the pen of Dr ifi. K. L. Gould. This ar ticle is very ably reviewed in the Review of Reviews, a portion xf 'which we quote: Notwithstanding the variety of Amer ican experiments in controlling the li quor traffic, results in a general way, Dr Gould declares, show that practical ly nothing has been accomplished. Summing up he says : "Prohibition, lo cal option, State monopoly, high license, and low license, have been tried, most of them during long periods and in various sections of the country, with the result that: 1. The consumption of liquor has increased, and that the prison population is advancing. 2. The ratio of licenses to Inhabitants, in large cities, often now attains disgraceful proportions. 3. The alliance between liquor and politics is being drawn closer and closer." There exist three leading alternatives in future action, says Dr Gould. First, hopelessly to give up the struggle for the present at least, and allow the evil to become unendurable, trusting for a great wave of moral enthusiasm to sweep it entirely away. Second, con tinue in operation the present methods. The third alternative, and this Dr Gould believes is the only admissible one, is to study impartially the liquor problem from all points of view and adopt those methods which have been proven most efficient In practice as measures of pro gressive, if not ideal, reform. The national Committee of Fifty, re cently formed for the study of the liquor problem, will, he thinks, point the way to a solution of the perplexing problem. But we need not wait for Its possible suggestion. As a practical means of solving the liquor question, Dr Gould suggests an adoption of the Norwegian system of fpublic control, modified lightly to meet American conditions. So long as licensing has to be practiced, and Dr Gould thinks that it would be a pretty sanguine person who would not admit that that will be for a good while yet, he luggests as the best plan to adopt the Norwegian system of public control, modified slightly to meet American con ditions. It represents, be declares, the only means of minimizing the evils of the traffic In large cities, and it includes admirable provisions for encouraging no llcense In the country districts and mall towns. "Testimonies of efficiency are numer ous and overwhelmingly conclusive: 1. No single community in Scandinavia has ever tried the plan and afterward aband oned it. 2.LIquor-selllng has been abolish ed, except In the case of a comparatively small number of privileged licenses which are held for life and cannot be ex propriated, throughout the country dis tricts and smaller communities of Nor way and Sweden. 3. Membership in total-abstinence societies has risen from a meagre coterie to over 300,000 In the two countries. 4. Even the radical tem perance party has not sought to abolish the regime, and its leader, in writing to me not long ago, officially expressed his earnest preference to this over all other systems where the sale of liquor was permitted at all. The real effort of the party is being directed toward securing law which shall make it unlawful to all any beverege whose alcoholic con tent is more than 23 per cent. 5. Chiefs of police have been led to see 'that the difference between conditions under the old and new order of things Is as the difference between night and day.' Prtvlncial governors, foreign ministers and consuls , have likewise expressed their approbation with but one dissen ting voice. 6. The testimony of undeni able fact which is more eloquent and conclusive than the best-founded.oplnlon shows that the consumption of spirits In Sweden baa been reduced from 14.2 to 6.8 quarts per Inhabitant from the time the first company received its com plete monopoly of retail and bar sale of spirits, and In Norway from 6.8 to 3.3 quarts. The reformatory Influences of the regime have brought Sweden down from the second to the seventh, and Norway to the lowest place, at regards per capita consumption of spirits among the 13 most civilised countries of the world, while we In the United States still occcyy tbe rank of tents." TLt c'J as! rati Eeles Gerald of HxrJcr J tas fallowed tie fiction ct tie Iand like journals. It la certainly Improv- Bishop Vincent, in speaking recently upon "The 'Church as a Social Institu tion," is reported to have said: "Our young people pass along our streets at night and . behold the threaters, saloons and many shops ablaze with light. They do not pause at the doors of our churches. And why? Because they are closed, cold and dreary looking. I tell you it ia a great mistake. Let our churchea be open 365 days In the year. Let there be no vacations. Then our young people will go to the churches and not to other places." Fairtield County Chat. MONROE. AT THE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH. Rev Onshatukeh Fad u ma, who will lecture at the Cong.r gational church, Saturday and Sunday evening7, Decem ber 29 and 30, is under appointment by the American Board of Foreign Missions to Western Africa, south of the equator, and will go to his field of labor, next summer, perhaps in the spring. The lecture on Saturday evening will be on African manners and customs; treating such topics as "tribes and their peculiar ities, ' race varieties, language, dress, marriage customs, condition of women, etc." On Sunday evening the lecture will deal with "Religious beliefs and mis sionary worm in Africa." Among the subjects of this lecture are belief in God, and nature worship, susceptibility of Africans, difficulties of missionaries, etc. At the Congregational church, last Sunday evening, the Sunday school gave an exceedingly interesting concert in aid of the library fund. Particular mention should be made of the recita tions of Sammy Beardsley, "My Mother" and Jay Freer, "An Old-time Christ mas." AT THE NEW COPPER WORKS. At the copper mills they are still working day and night in order to be able to start the works the first of the month. A train load of copper ore ar rived, last week, and the writer has been presented with a fine specimen by E. L. Smith. A number of train loads of moulding sand have come. EAST VILLAGE. Sunday school at 12.1? p. m., preach ing at 1.30 p. tri. ; theme "The Question and the Charge." ' - : Commencing, Monday, December 31, and ending, Sunday, January 13, there will be held on the East Village circuit protracted meetings. On Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays the service will be held in the East Village church, commencing at 7 30 p. m., ex cept the Sunday service which will be held at the usual hour, 1 30 p. m. On the other week days and also Sunday evening the meetings will be conducted at Zoar Bridge. Rev Mr Hilton of Hart ford and Rev Mr Lutz of Monroe. Center have kindly offered their assistance. We expect also to have the aid of sever al other neighboring divines. In service and prayer let us remember these meet ings. , On Monday evening, there will be held at the parsonage a "Watch Night Service," commencing at 11 p. m. This meeting is distinct from the "Protracted meetings" mentioned above. John Zeiter, father of the pastor, of New York is expected at the parsonage, this week. East Village extends Christmas greet ings to all. - Albert Stevens is suffering with a se vere cold. We send sympathy but with it would say that there are many in this neighboihood who could shake hands with him on that question. Brother CargiU's mail scheme is per fected. "Woe to the slothful and hang ers back." The Monroe Whist club met at F. W. Wheeler's, Wednesday evening, the 19th Inst. " , Miss Nannie Benkard and Miss Mabel Van Duyne arrived here on Friday from Clifton Springs, N. ". St Peter's was very prettily decorated for Christmas. A dance was held in the ' new store at Monroe station, Thursday evening. About 75 were present. Bradley & Os- born were the musicians. Robert L. Goldsborough and friend from New York City are spending the Christmas holidays with Rev A Golds borough, as is also H. Weir Goldsbor ough of Cheshire Academy. Fred B. Wheeler of Schenectady, N. Y"., has been visiting his parents at the old Wheeler homestead in Monroe. Mr and Mrs William Gilfillan are vis iting at Arthur W. Hinman's in Elm street. Perry Hard of Bridgeport helped his brother, Edwin A., to hide a turkey (avenging the Armenians). Miss Rose A. Sinclair is visiting friends in New York and Brooklyn, ST. Y., and then leaving the United States she is en tertained by the Queen of New Jersey in her palatial residence on Hoboken Heights. David B. Clarke and family of New Haven passed Christmas with Homer E. Clark. Alexander Sinclair has just completed f the erection of a very fine residence, with Interior decorations in natural wood, on the old Rufus Way place in the Center. It will be occupied immedi ately by his flock of poultry. . Just at the present time when the eyes of all Christendom are turned eagerly toward turkey, it Is sad to have to nar rate the untimely death of Mr Tom Tar- key on the premises cf one of oar 'good deacons. His demlefi was due to the said deacon's desire to overfeed (not the turkey bat himself). Union Business College, Bridgeport. QSSSyB TA2Z2. THI FARMERS' CLUB. , The Farmers' club met with Judge Sherwood, December 18. The verdict In answer to the question of packtax pork prove! tlst most of tlte members packed tl:'.:J li t-JLt and C:a czJe strorjfciiis and poured over the poik. The next meeting will be held January 14 at the resfdence of William Burr. It will be the annual meeting. Subject, an essay upon "Farm accounts" by Joseph Adams. The subject at Judge Sherwood's was "Ice and ice houses." The fact was empha sized that any ice house should have good drainage, but should be tight on the bot tom and sides. Some use salt hay for packing, which was said to give good satisfaction. - ' E. T. Bedford sails for Europe January 2. William Jennings is very feeble, y Herbert Beers of Fairfield, N. Y., is spending a week with bis parents. Miss May Lees is spending her vacation with her grandmother, Mrs Alvord. Union Business College, Bridgeport. STRATFORD. DEATH OP CAPT WOGLUM. The many friends of Capt Woglum will regret to learn cf his death, at his home on Tuesday. The captain had a blight shock of paralysis a few weeks since and fell down a flight of stairs, re ceiving injuries from which' he was un able t j recover. CHRISTMAS AT CHRIST CHURCH. Christ church has been handsomely decorated for Christmas and Sunday the rector preached a very interesting ser mon. The subject beiDg Christmas in Stratford in 1724. Monday eveuiDg the Sunday school had their exercises with gifts from a well ladened tree. Several of the prominent harbormen have been appointed a committee to con fer with oi, representative, to secure protective legislation at the comiDg meeting of the state legislature. Mr Bradley is building an addition to his residence, on the corner of East Broadway and White street. Alfred Curtis has been seriously ill with pneumonia. At this writing he is thought to be improving, : Mrs William Curtis is visiting Mrs Capt Gray. Work Is being pushed rapidly on the new store, building and it presents quite an improved appearauce. Mis Lewis Curtis spent Christmas day with friends in Birmingham. Undertaker Frank L. Curtis mourns the loss of one of a pair of yellow kit ten?, which were valued a9 household pets. " Trie O. U. A. M's. gave one of their popular dances in the Town hall, which was largely attended. The swell dance of the season was held in Town hall, Christmas night. A large and fashionable attendance and a splendid time. Robert Taylor is home for the Loli day?, from his college in Worcester. HenryJ Stratton, of Seymour spent Christmas with friends in town.4 S. H. Bunnell, who has been in Anko- nia for a few months, has accepted an engagement in Minnesota, and leaves fcr his new home, this week. ' The Congregational church Sunday school had a Christmas tree, in the lec ture room, Monday evening. Warren Buck has gone to Virginia to spend the winter. " Dr Cogswell and his brother perform ed an operation on Arthur Knapp for appendicitis. This is the second one, the first not being entirely snccessful. It was women's night at Housatonic Grange, Saturday evening, and the lady members presented a very attractive pro gram. Principal Chaffee is to occupy the new house on Main street owned by Benja min Holmes. Rev Mr Mansbip preached in the Methodist church, iast Thursday evening. Hon Stiles Judson is building an ad dition to his house. Capt John Miller sailed on Saturday last for Hayti. The hearing on application for a li cense for a saloon opposite the Metho dist church will be held, Saturday There will be strong objection to the granting of the license. J. H. Allen has gone to Boston. Judge Russell has filled Judge Tall macige's place in the Bridgeport Probate office for a few days. St John's lodge, No. 8, F. & A. A) elected the following named officers at its annual meeting, Monday night : W, B. Bristol, W. M.; Fred Hotehkiss, S W.; Frank L. Curtis, J. W. ; E.Whitney, treasurer; S. T. Jewell, secretary. W, H. Fryer and wife were treated to a genuine surprise party at their home on King street, it being the 40th anniver sary cf their marriage. They were the recipients of many valuable gifts and the occasion will be long remembered by those fortunate enough to be present. Union Business College, Bridgeport. BEOOKFIELD. THE GRANGE ELECTION. . At the annual meeting of the Grange, the election of officers was the business of the evening. The old officers were re-elected, except Where out of town or declined it. Howard Andrews, M. ; Henry Foote, O. ; E N. Hawley, L. ; A. S. Mansfield, S. ; Charles Camp, A S. ; Rev E. L. Whiteoomc, C; F. H. Beers,L. ; C. D. H. Kellogg, S.; Eugene Lake, G. K. ; Mrs E. Weld, C; Mrs C. D. H. Kellogg, P.; MrsH. A. Andrews, F. ; Miss Letty Sagendorf, L. A. S. MR LAWRENCE RESIGNS. Mr Lawrenee has resigned as pastor of the Congregational 'church, to take effect in three months, The young people to the number of 60 were made very welcome at the hos pltable home of Mr and Mrs Edmund Weld, last Thursday evening. The good music, the congeniality of one of the pleasantest homes in Brook field made it the occasion of the happiest, social gathering this winter and all returned to their homes regrettingjthat it was time to tear themselves away. John Lee, who has his crop assorted at the warehouse of 8. E. Hawley, has sold bis '93 crop to New York parties for 10 and 8 cents, -r Among those home for the Christmas vacation are Misses Henrietta Ru -gles, Mrs Florida Kellogg, Mis.tes Cbloe Curtis, Lulu Williams, Miriam Taylor, Mary Collins and Inf z Morehouse. ; The young people's social club had a party at the home of Mr and Mrs James Lee on Wednesday evening, December 2Gth. Rev Sylvester Clark and wife were the guests of Mr and Mrs R. L. Clarke on Christmas day. " ... An occasion thowiug the advisability of a system of lighting the streets of our village, was the accidented collision of the teams of E. Weld and John Lee on Tuesday night, in which both wagons were so much broken that the owners were obliged to get other wagons to go home in. Fortunately no one was hurt. The family of A. H. Taylor are spend ing the holidays at their old home in Whisconier. The Christmas festivals both at St haul's aud the Congregational-church were not marked by any particular change from previous years. Owing to pleasant weather and good traveling the attendance was good, nearly all the children being present and as happy as the joyous Christmas season usually makes the younger members of all Christian homes. Union Business College, Bridgeport. SOUTHPORT. HALL'S BLOCK BURNED. WORST FIRE IN YEARS. $15,000 LOSS. Wednesday morning at 12 15 .the bell of Trinity church rang an alarm of fire. The village was soon astir. It was found that the store of the Pike estate, occu pied by Charles Oihlmichin, was on fire. The fire was discovered by Charles Banks,, who at once awoke the neigh bors, and they endeavored to put out the flames, but without success. Than Mr Banks sounded an alarm. The flames gained headway, and remarkable head way, and soon the building was a mass of flames. It was , apparent that the whole blok, consisting of eight stores, would have to go. The crowd, which was constantly increasing, turned its at tention to the contents and oegan remov ing the goods. Everything valuable was gotten out. Then attention was turned to the harness store of J. Mooney, also an occupant of the building. It was seen by this time that the building was doomed. Almost everything of value was removed. : The grocery, also in the buildiDg, was emptied of its contents The ; wind was north and carried the flames overy the building of Charles Jen niogs and scattered, sparks over two Fchoners lying at the dock. Canvas was soon spread over the buildings, and this was soaked with water; The Fairfield fire department arrived on the scene, did good work In subduing the fl imes. The fire had now spread to the large brick building owned by Hall, and in a short time; it was a mass of boiling flame. The house of C.J3. Perry was on fire sev eral times but saved with difficulty. - The buildings and contents are a total loss, but little being saved. The loss will amount to about $15,000 ; partly insured. A DISTRESSING FATALITY. Friday morning the first fatal acc.dent on the trolley occurred here, between 11 and 12 oclock in the forenoon. The three- year-old son of Harry W. Roscoe was killed by a trolley car. Mr Roscoe is employed at Fisher's grocery store and shortly before the accident he left home with his son in an open delivery wagon When about half way up Taylor's hill, going towards Fairfield, they met car No. 38, going towards South port. - Mr Roecoe's horse had never manifested any fright of trolley cars, but this time he bolted, turned the wagon around and pluaged across the track directly in front of the car. Mr Roscoe, who had been driving with one hand and holding the child with the other, was compelled to use both hands when the horse shied The wagon was tipped over, throwing both occupants out. . Mr Roscoe landed on one side of the track, but the child fell directly in front of the car, which passed over the little fellow, crushing his head and cutting off both feet. The father did not know that the child was hurt till he saw the mangled and bleed ing body under the car wheels. Witnes ses of the accident tenderly lifted the body into the wagon and took it to Mr Roscoe's home. The funeral was held on Sunday, Rev Mr Boswell of the Meth odist church officiating. - The Interment was in North Wilton. . The motor man, Gustave Blanch, and the conductor, Mat thew Bray of Fairfield, reported the ac cident at the company's headquarters in Bridgeport and were suspended, pending an investigation. The car was without fenders of any kind, and the boy might not have been killed if proper fenders bad been on the ear.- THE SOUTHPORT RELIEF SOCIETY. The South port relief society has just been organized and for the present will confine its operations to the work outlined In its by-laws. Its members are: Rev W. H. Holman, chairman; Rev DrGuil bert, Conrad Buckingham, Henry Horn George E. Northrop, Mrs William F Northrop, Mrs C. O. Jelliff, H. N. Wake- man, Mrs a. n. wakeman, Mrs L. B Curtis, It. P. Wakeman, secretary; Mrs S. C. Sherwood, Mrs O H. Perry. G. E. Northrop, Mrs H. N. Wakeman and Mrs O. H. Perry. were appointed active committee for the present month. - The Christmas celebration of the Sun day school of Trinity will be held in the church to-night at 7.30 o'clock. A beau tiful tree will be the feature. - Mr and Mrs Herbert B. Boynton of of New Milford have visited Mrs J. E. Wells. , William Mitchell ia recovering slowly from bis severe Illness. Mrs Boswell, wife of Hey Mr Boswell, is improving. Miss Helen Bradley, librarian of the Pennsylvania State college, Is spending a few days with her mother, Mrs David Bradley. In the case of Falls vs estate of Joban na'Shea, J ustice Wells rendered a decision in favor of Falls M .recover $10 and costs. Suit was brought for 1100, - Union BusInessCollege, Bridgeport. UNION AGRICULTURAL SOTTTY. The annual meetly el V 1 U.n A -- rlcultural Society r'l 111 ' 1 1 i V ? : ; Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gpv't Report; AESQUUTEIY FURS retary's office iSStSff ::Litcbfleld bounty New. I on Wednesday, m., for the election of ' officers and the transaction of necessary business. E. S. Hawley, secretary. Huntington, December 22, 1891.' STEPNEY. ' ' BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES. Last Sabbath was a beautiful day, and an extraordinary audience greeted Pas tor Jones to listen to his memorial sermon for little Gertrude, Florence, Charlie and Mamie Biglow.all of which died with in two weeks. The sermon, by request of friends, will be published in full an other week. Preaching service, next Sabbath after noon at 1 o'clock, as usual. Watch night service in the church on Monday evening at 11 o'clock when Pas tor Jones will preach. At the close of the services, coffee and cake will be served in the basement by the ladies. Ail are welcome. Come and watch the old year out and the new come in. TASHUA HILL. Services will be held reeularly after January 1, in Christ church, Tashua every Sunday at 11 o'clock a. m., and at Christ church, ulaston, at 2 p. m. Miss Dorman closed the school, Friday, December 21, for a vacation of two weeks. The exercises consisted of singing and a fine Christmas tree well ladened with gifts for the scholars. The teacher re ceived several very pretty presents from the school John Ferris of Stamford has bought a number of Christmas beeves in this vi cinity. Among them were the oxen of Earnest Burr and Fred Mallett. Mrs Agur Beardsley is spending the week with her daughter, Mrs D. A Nichols of Monroe. Master Georgie Hayes has resumed his studies at the Staples academy in Easton Mrs Perrv Hubbeil with her little daughter, Vera, are spending the holi days in Bridgeport. Mr Ensign and Mr and Mrs Charles Gaines of Hartford, and Miss M. E. See ley were Christmas guests of Henry See- ley. Mr and Mrs John Johnson of Norwalk were guests of Mrs Patrick Lynch. George IK. Clingan of "The Engineer ing Record," of New York, and Miss Clarice Clingan were home over Christ- mas with their mother, Mrs Thomas Clingan. . Arthur Hull of Brown University is spending the holiday vacation here. Mr and Mrs Orrin Piatt were guests of Ernest Sherman Christmas day Mrs Coley Field is visiting her friends in New Jersey Miss Ellen Hayes and Miss Bertha Sherman of New Haven are guests of JUdson myes Kiss Cornelia Slade of New Haven is spending her mid-winter vacation at her home at Diamond farm. Union Business College, Bridgeport. Mrs Polly Williams died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Sarah Patterson Tuesday, December 18, and was buried Thursday, Rev William Cogswell of Weston officiating. The bearers were six of her grandsons. The interment was in Gilberttown cemetery, Easton. Mr and Mrs J. W. Tread well visited friends in Lyon's Plains, last week. A son was born to Mr and Mrs George Bennett, recently Service is expected in Christ church the first Sunday in January. Further notice will be given next week. Mr and Mrs Hobart Mallett spent Christmas day at her mother's, Mrs Sherwood's, in Easton. Union Business College, Bridgeport. TRUMBULL. . CHRISTMAS COMES BCT ONCE A TEAS. Christmas was well observed by all. Many were out of town with"f riends. Mr and Mrs Frank Plumb and daughter went to Stamford ; Miss Iva and Nellie Brinsmade : to Shelton ; Mrs D wight Brinsmade, to Bridgeport ; Mr and Mrs O. B. Burton and daughter, to their family gathering at the residence of Mrs Hurd, Long Hill; Mr and Mrs W. N French to Stepney. Many entertained friends from out of town. The Christmas exercises at the church were postponed until Wednesday even ing. , Trumbml Junior Endeavor society sent quite a valuable Christmas box to the Sanford orphanage, Bridgeport. ' . MR NOTES' GREEN HOUSE BURKED. Early Monday morning Mr Noyes' green house caught fire around the boil er room and burnt off one end bo that the plants were exposed to heat and cold to such an extent that most of the choice and valuable selection are dead. . Mr Noyes had taken great Interest in his green house during his vacation and last summer made it much larger. Many choice plants were being star.ed and no doubt the disappointment wQl be much greater than the actual loss, which is heavy. The cause of tha fire baa not been ascertained. : Mrs Jessie Chalper has been spending sometime with friends In Brooklyn. ; Union Business College, Bridgeport. Mr Ira P. Wetmore, prominent real estate a sent of San Angelo, Texas, has used Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhea Eemedy in the family for sev eral years as occasion required, and always wish perfect success. He says: "I Cad it a perfect cure for our baby when troubled with colic or dysentery. I now feel that my oatSt la not complete without a bottle of this Remedy at borne r tn a fcrfn tviv f-m ba.. lor sj'b ry r. J r x-ewtown, ax s. u.i WATERTOWN. CHRISTMAS A REALITY AT THE M. HEM- INWAY & SON'S SILK FACTORY. MANY HANDSOME PSESENTS GIVEN. During the Christmas week a series of surprises were sprung on the foremen of M. Heminway & Son's silk Co., by the employes of their department. R. J. Moore of the spooling department was presented with a gold ring. John J. Galley of the spinning department was made happy by the presentation a solid gold watch chain and K. of P. charm attached. Alfred Stephens of the wind ing department with a French clock and Louis J. Stephens of the finishing depart ment wiih a gold pen und silver inkstand, James Sweeney of the doubling depart ment with banquet lamp, and John W. Moore of the spinning department with set of gold sleeve buttons. All the time the giving and receiving of presents were in progress the - foremen were working up a genuine surprise on their popular superintendent, and on Monday at noon H. H. Heminway, in behalf of the foremen, presented to William'' H. Beers a handsome solid gold chain. Mr Heminway made the presentation speech in his usual easy way and paid a high tribute to Mr Beers, wb'o answeredjbrief ly, yet in a manner which showed his high appreciation of the gift. Contractor H. William Warner got quite " badly hurt, last Friday, while driving to Waterbury, by being thrown out of bis wagon by the breaking of the shaft. Mr Warner is so as to be able to get out again. At the semi annual meeting of the di rectors of the Pythian Hall Co., held at the Pythian hall, last Friday evening, a semi-annual dividend of three per cent was declared, payable the first of Jan uary. :. " Friday afternoon the Center school was closed for two weeks. Every child went, oome witn a unristm&s presen Make their little hearts, gld ,4rrthe 't'" turn of Christmas day.',- Joseph Suffai.our-p,9ji wboe store is in thePy'tk -his large stock of Ettyr ware,cooking utensiuctcVOTw 1, at half prices. Mr SuffajifiberfKi) New Year with this good, news RTjttie citizens of this town for the -reason-that he is going to remove his place of busi ness from the Pythian hall to the Post office. KENT.' THE CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS. The Christmas eve celebration in the Congregational church was quite a suc cess. .Prof Turner's pictures are really fine and he manages his instrument very cleverly. After the lecture the children were each presented with a box of candy and an orange and all seemed delighted. The church was well filled, the members of both the Episcopal atid Congregation al Sunday schools being present. The Episcopal church was decorated with greens and the white hangings of the Christmas season. In the morning the service was Morning Prayer with ser mon and Holy Communion and special Christmas hymns, an anthem and a special TeDeum. In the evening the Sunday ecbool held their Christmas carol tree. The service began with an open ing anthem. Then followed a shortened form of Evening Prayer. Five carols were sung with the usual Christmas vim and joy. The tree was an exceedingly fine one and completely filled the entrance to the chancel. It was very tastefully dec orated with ornaments and showy toys for the children. The rector .said a few words about Christmas and Christmas gifts and their meaning and wished the congregation a Merry Christmas. The children seemed delighted with the tree and the wee bits of ones did not hesitate to make their feelings known all through the service. All were specially delight ed when Rector Bielby called Mr Xane and Mr Edwards to him and asked them to commence plucking the fruit;, while he read off the names of the children, and sent Masters Bielby and Barton to the various classes with the presents. After the fruit was all plucked the two closing carols were sung,: the closing prayers were said and the congregation dismiss ed with the blessing. THOSE MAMMOTH PORKERS. - Mr Wild man informs your correspond ent that there were only four pigs as we bad supposed we had written Instead of five and thit the weight should have been 1745 instead cf 1545. He thinks the weighers meant to have that treat or bet on him, no matter what story the scales told, and we should not be surprised if there was a little "monkeying" at his ex pense. We advise Brother Wildman the next time to keep his eyes on the boys. But there is no question that tbey were beauties and about as fat as porkers could be. - John Hopeon, Jr., spent Christmas with his parents in Kent. Miss Flora Mallory is much better and Miss Jacobs, her nurse, has gone to New Haven and Willlmanticjfor the holidays. Miss, Jacobs has given most excellent satisfaction to all concerned. The village school has closed for a two week's vacation. Kev Mr Johnson from New Milford ex changed with Rev B, M. WrIght,Sunday, December 18.. Rev W. F. Bielby Is expected to preadr in the Union chapel at Bull's Erk's, Sunday afternoon-January 6, at 2.33 o'clock. - - rr--s t""" tc - i r' n Dry Goods Hottd. , . . Deessber, 3. SMITH, MURRAY & CO., -SUCCESSORS TO- W. B HALL & BABNUM BUILDING, C0PEIAND BROS? 0LD STAND. Previous to the January start a Every Cloak and Caps left on our and that a low one. Nothing in CloalEB-; and-. tepfi? will compare with this sale, which started Wednesday morning December 26. Variety of style, Ex-ellence of Quality, or Little- V ness of price. v Just before Christmas we dosed oat I 4U , i. r a I iiuui wvunu wrgv manniacmrura , some complete lines; these all must go and the price has been fixed accordingly- Cost has not been considered on any one special garment. This is simply a Grand Closing1 sale of oar Winter garments- The Jackets we are to sell at S7-S0 If we were to order them we would have to get S15 f r them. Several good things left in Hen's Smoking Jackets and Lounging robes; they will go in the same way with the I price lessened about one-third. vi. - ,3TLJe, u'd ex- BRIDGEPORT, W r in Tor V-TTrTTSl TI XAr Andrew's church, Epiphany, January 6, ' tributl -n of candy, orange, cake and bis morning 'service. .' , cnit. Union Business College, Bridgeport. PltCilSf'S CaStOf??. In Now Haven County.1 SOUTH BRITAIN. ' THE BRITAIN COT.ONT IN NEW HAVEN. C. T. Downes has purchased a grocery business at the corner of Broadway and York streets,New Haven. He will move his family there and take possesion the first of January. Mr and Mrs Dawo.es will be much missf d by the Britainites but they will add one more family to the Britain colony In New Haven. Union Business College, Bridgeport. Miss Ruby Pierce with a friend, Mist Susie Mitchell with a friend, and Miss Charlotte Mitchell are home from school for the holidays. Mr and M'S H. P. Downs cpent Christ mas with Dea and Mrs Hoy t. W. H. Pierce is home for a few days. E. L. Mitchell and family of New Haven spent Christmas with his father, N. W. Mitchell. Miss Helen Morrison of Brooklyn, N. Y., is with Mrs A. D. Munson. The Center Sunday school had their Christmas exercises, Wednesday evening, at Muoson's bail. Christmas songs and recitations were given by the children. The selection, "When Shepherd's watch ed their flocks by night" and "My pray er," were given by the choir. This was followed by a generous and general dis- STUPENDOUS SALE OF SHOES! Commencing Wednesday, January 2, 1895. For weeks we have been preparing to gire tk people of Bridgeport and vicinity the biggest salt of shoes they ever saw. We have bought thoosr - . ands of dollars wcrth of gcods of majafactarers and wholesalers, surplus goods, eonatexnwads, . . closed-out lines, etc, vt prices which win enable us to sell them below the regular wholesale figures . Whenever a genuine bargain was te be had we get it, no matter how large the amount involved. We have almost dos&led oar store space ta aula room for the immense qzxrtiiy of gacix ErrtsAg January 8. - fA. at . aw- - '-a COMPANY. Clearing Sale ire shaL sale of Racks must go at some pries our past selling of these goods NOAH'S ARK. This Department has been condens ed to half the space, and the balance of the stock will be sold this week at about a half less than cost. Think of yoar friends on Few Tear's Day. SOILED HANDKERCHIEF SALE. Any Handkerchief too mnch handled or used in trimming will be sold at half pnee Any friend that you've forgotten and would like to remember on Hew Tear's Day you can do so this week at a very little cost. CONN Ohildreri Cryfor t . ; purpose of most people who make Kilts, to cause tbe ones who receive them, to think ot the giver, kindly and otten; that and giving pleasure? A rent gifts ot really nsetul things more likely to accomplish that pot pose than gilts of fanciful meaningless that may or may not be looked at a second time? WeTe a big store that is full of gift goods of the nsetul, acceptable, mod erate priced sort, most of them beauti ful; all ot them useful. Tour ear fare paid if you buy as worth. Tour money back if yon want It. Hoasef urniah. Lamp, Silver Plated Ware,j Fine China and Cut Glass. C. S. ANDREWS, Hardware and Housefunushingg, 249 and 251 Kais street, f Danbnry, Conn.