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I Watches, Diamonds. Jewelry, Clocks, Silver
I ware, Bric-a-brac, Cut Glass, Canes. Umbrellas j Lamps, Tans, Silver Novelties. Pocket Books Stationery and High Grade Pocket Knives, ! RIDER, BRYANT. & CO., We have a larger assortment of food to ehoosej EW from, ana tne prices are lower than ever before. Don't fail to come to D anbury and call on us and we win guarantee to suit you. EIDER, BRYANT & CO., SELLaKUE JZVELXBS. "2S9 MAIN STREET, D ANBURY COKN 59 MAIN STREET, D ANBURY, COHK. j VOLUME XVIII. NEWTOWN, CONN., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1895.-EIGHT PAGES. NUMBER 6. E TOWN R-orjniition of the company makes thli tn absoluts aeosrsity. Goods delivered to aij depot ia the stats. The reputat'on of this soneera 1 reliable houae lurnihri if a clear guarantee that this sal will bo all that it ia advertised to be- Our sew aad elegant stock mast go at OBM price without delay Our (took consists of Parlor Suits (those $300 Suite are sot marred) and odd pieeas for the Parlor, Chamber Suits, (those $800 S lid MshogsBv, Bird's 70 Maple. Curly Birch and Oak auits are inoluded ia thia sale,) Hattrtsses, Springs, Pillows.Comfbrtablea, Blaaketa. Dining Tablea ad Chairs, Sideboards, Buffets, China Closets, Banquet Lamps, Chiflbnieros, Ladies' Desks, Offieo Furniture, Lounges aad Couches, Book Casrs. Vsrdrobrs, Stoves, Seng's, Crockery, Glassware. Table Cutlery. Tin Wars, Wooden Ware, Kitchen Tables aad Chairs. Eaey Chairs, Beckers, Hat Backs. Children's Chsirs, Cribs and Cradles, Carpets. If attings. Oilcloth, Draperies, Shades; aU these aad many more in aumb-rleta designs snd at all prices- In shor ve furnish the Heme complete, from Cellar te Attio- Do not delay bat take imme diate advantage of this great opportunity. Only one store, but that one is larger than any other three in this section. THE 135 to 169 East Main St.,oppoaite When you want Skates, Wringers, XIrtvo TSsToix DROP A POSTAL CARD TO iSLNDEBSOH Si, MHJBlD For Seal Estate, Fire Insurance, Loans, Bents. Telephone sail 454-2- 277 East Main Street. Bridgeport, Conn. Office hours : 8 to S SO, 7 to 8. "Personal Inspection" In the care oi estates. ' ' ' IF1 X E At this season ot the year wlien applied by Tory dangerous element, but when confined in stoves that can be regulated to any degree ol Beat the combination mnkesthn most ornamental, convenient and comfortable apparatus f the houeebolil. None are wltbout smoothing in the shape of a stove, but we nave tbe hery best makes Hint are nn the market and U your pocket will not allow yon to buy tbe vlgbar grades we alo have some of the cheaper ones that are warranted to work well and five satisfaction. W are sure we can suit yon It you are looking tor a new stove and will call on us- t any rate we w 111 be pleaded to show you our stock and when we name tbe price you will not go sway without buying unless you are built different Irom any of our customers that have called on us so far fils year. Remember we also keup in stock many kinds ot Pumps Iron Sinks Lead and Iron, Pipe aad are ready to take oontrticU tor Tinning, Plumbing and House Heating either by Hot Air Steam or Hot Water. Yours, HALL S, Sa.ra.cl3r ZKoolr, OoaajSL- STUPENDOUS SALE OF SHOES! Commencing Wednesday, January 2, 18951 For weeks we have been preparing: to give the oeopla of Bridgeport and vicinity the biggest sale of shoes they ever saw. We have bought thous ands of dollars wcrth of gcods of manufacturers . and wholesaler surplus goods, countermands, closed-cut lines, etc., kt prices which will enable us to eell them below the regular wholesale figures Whenever a genuine bargain was ts be had we got' it, so matter how large the amount involved' We ' have almost doubled our store space to male room . . for the immense quantity of goods. Eemember . January 2. ':'; 384 MAIN STREET, BRIDGEPORT, CONN ' LAST The Balance of our Winter Clothing: must y o and if prices ia fcn object to you, it will pay you to buy now air d save money. Here they are: . Children.' Now Overcoats Former Price f8 1.50 2. Boys' Overcoats and f Xow 3 Ulster s, sizes 14 18). Former Price 4. Ken's Ovsrcnats Now and Ulsters I Former Price 4. 5- Winter Suits for Men, Hcjs and Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, Caps, etc., ateost. LEVY B E 211 Main Street. THE IMMENSE STOCK OF THE TO BE TURNED INTO CASH AT ONCE. LIBERAL HOUSE-FURNISHERS. Spring St. JOHN Horse Blankets, Bobea, Cattle Stanchions, Sleds, Sweepers. Don't forget the spot. PRICES RIGHT. -tf. Home ? 331 torch to buildings or even Prarie Grass is CALL! $3 9 5 4" - $4 a- 750 10.00 4 50 & 10. 12. 60 8 50 9 50 12 00 12. 15- Childre n at epnal discounts. 0 T H EES. DsaibuiCona. CO., HORIARTY & CO.,Proprieton. A CARD FROM A. G. BAKES. Our furniture business in Hawleyvillo is new so well known tar and near that we teel that we may safely for a time at least mt down our advertising expenses. An Bd" to be of value should be changed every week. We are too busy to do it, besides we heard si man say the other day that that furniture man at Haw ley villa who advertises so much must be a tool (queer what big game oe runs on to sometimes when be goes out wlta out a gun). Another more charitable friend remarked to us confidentially in an oft-hand way that writing "ads" out of business hours is liable to lead to spltening ot 'the brain, mind yon he didn't say we bad got it, and be looked away over into the ne.it county wben he said it, but. well we are not slow to take a bint it it is a blind one. It would be perfect ly awful if we should really get it (this soften ing disease we mean) and nave it get real deeply seated before we kn3w it or before we had time to vaccinate so we are going to stop rlghtolt short, give up our advertising col umns for a while, pocket the money that would otherwise go into the coffers of these grasping newspaper monopolists, eat brain Hardening food and attend strictly to business i. e., selling lurniture at Hawleyville. Now lor Heaven's sake don't tell everybody what you think, just remember how sensitive we are to adverse criticism and tell then that we are simply boycotting and playing Debs with the newspapers tor a while, don't tell them we are tired or waiting for anything to harden, be compassionate, be just, be con siderate, be charitable, be liberal minded one w 1th another and last ot all BE SURE AND COME TO HAWLEYVILLE before you buy your furniture. Please commit this last sen tence to memory and then pin it in your hat. A. G. BAKER, Furniture WareroomS, Opposite Union Depot, Hawley- ' villeConn J. W. JOHNSON, BRIDGEPORT, i - .: REAL ESTATE INSURANCE, LOANS. DE 0. L. G. NICHOLS, ! - DENTIST,- ! j WESTPOKT i Sturges Block. COSH. STEAL ! ! Yes, a steel roof that is better than . shingles. It you sire in need ot a root, ; drop a postal to - .", . v F. 0- SANF0RD, Hawleyville, Conn., and he will show you samples aad: give you prices on the beat kind of a i root. ' - ; M.G.KEANE MONUMENTAL WORKS, Eousatoaie Avenue, Bridgeport. Stagg & Beardsley, - consicToss - . WUJZDKM. : Wark Dons at Short sToties. Address, Box 18S, Stratford, Com. TCEWT0WH ' SAVIHas BASK Newtown. JLl Conn. 'Incorporated 1855. , fkujjir i-resiaeni, n. nusin ROP. Treasurer. HOUSS a. m. tot Mondays, 7 tms p.m. EDWARDS M.SMITII, M.D. ! PHTTSICIAJS" AND STTaaKOW. Offiss and Eesidenee Hewtown Street. . Telephone Conneetioa. D. r. lUCIIAKDSOX, M. FHXSICIAB AHD SOEOE0N, Of&c and Eesidenee, Sandy Hook. D. CELEJ6T A. BENEDICT, M. D.. , rhysieian and Burgeon, ; 843 State St., Bridgeport. ; Elsatrisity one ef the therapentie agents. Of. Sao bovr.fr am 10 a. at. to 12 . S to 4 p. a. ; THE ALBANY DENTISTS, S88 MAIN STREET, 10pp. CanooB St., Bridgeport PAINLESS DENTISTRY AT MODERATE - PRICES. Paul U. Sunderland, M. D., - Physician ' and Surgeon. : .Newtown, Conn. Office In Saaford Block. . jsaj-Night calls from Grand Central Hotel. FIRE INSURANCE ' Old Reliable Companies. Lowest Kates. W. A. LEONARD. Newtown, Coan FAIECHUD & MEAD, ; General Isiuranee And Seal Estate AgesU, I eij'AiariEiD xrxsvs. beibgkfoet.coss Warasr Bull Jin?, SobB -w CHARLES JONAS, JSAST TAILOR, C-arsi t.f irwt3xa Cera. 7 VHP" A Snow Storm Calls the shovel into use. He'll find the house no doubt, but every one ean find one of Lamson's Attractive Dwellings. ; They are built on honor. These are solid chances in realty, that's neither snowed under nor put! ed up with a speculative boom. The collapse of boom figures 1b as certain as a snow storm in winter. Come and let us advise you where to locate. Don't pay rent. We build and sel on monthly payments. Write on postal for our Souvenir, mailed, postpaid, to any ad dress. WARREN H. LAMS0N, Architects and Builders. - T6S North Ave. cor Wood Ave., Bridgeport, Ct. Safe Investment. Seven per cent debentures, interest paid semi-annually by New York draft of the Build ing and Loan Association of Dakota. 2000ot first and non transferable mortgages deposit ed with the trustee to protect each $1000 sold, trustee's endorsement of this tact on each bond sold, issue limited bv law to 50 ner cent ot their assets. Debentures are a preferred stock, and all tbe assets are holden for the payment of them ; in any event there will be as ot assets behind every dollar ot outstand ing debentures. With judicious manage ment, which enabled them to pay matured principal and interest promptly during the past year, as ever, and make a gain in assets ot iTi.000, tbe outlook tor the future is promis ing. I believe an investment here to be as safe as anything offered and one which will prove satisfactory in its results. Bonds run three or seven years, optional with the hold er. I would request intending investors te write to the present bank commissioners of Connecticut for their opinion of this compa ny; also to the ex commissioners, who have all thoroughly examined the company. Their Judgement in the case we should like you to have. We court the strictest investigation ot condition, standing and management. For sale by - JAMES C.J0HNS0N, General Agent for Connecticut 8TEPHET DEPOT. CT. EEPEESEHTED BT J0HS J. 50ETHEOP FOB sTEWTOWS ASO VICIHITT.. FIRE INSURANCE, REAL ESTATE, INVESTMENTS. 5-Just now I have a sate 7 per cent invest ment tor a limited amount. B. H. MATT00N, Pythian Hall, Watertown, Conn. . Telephone. SE WING MACHINES ' ofslLkinds repaired at short! notice. Heedles, Oil, Belts and Parts for sals. Sew machines - $25; second hand -machines from S7 to $15. .. E. E. 0SB0RNE, 115 Fairfield venae, Bridgeport, Conn. Skates, Sleds Boys don't forget we keep the skstes and sell them cheap too. Just call and look at our stock of sleds. For general hardware and farming tools our ttore is the place to come Be sure and get our prices. : Ij Tr O 2sT &c Or XT JsK. IMT J IsT, 383 Main Street, Bridgeport, Conn. F.W. MARSH, ORANGE BRIDGEPORT SAIE DEPOSIT AND STORAGE VAULTS. Bate Deposit Boxes -rented at reasonable rates. -- Private Booms tor examining: papers. Steel Vaults. Time Lock, Marsli, . Merwin JLemmon, 30" Main St., ....:.. Bridgeport, s , BURR & KNAPP, Bankers and Brokers, 363 Main Street, - - - BONDS, STOCKS, MORTGAGES ' STEAMSHIP AND Paving 5, 5 1-2, 6, 7, 7 1-8 and 8 per cent. Deposits received subie nald on same. Securities bousrht and sold on eular Drafts and Bank Monty Orders available James Staples cfc do.. Deposits received subject to check and interest allowed on all balauces o $500 or more. INSURANCK Fire, Marine, Plate Glass, and guarantee leading American and English companies. RKAL ESTATE Bought, sold or VATL.TS Of the latest approvea construction, rnvate rooms tor cusvomera uuiiuecieu therewith, Coupons and dividends collected. TRUSTEE8 OR ADMINISTRATORS We are prepared to take the charge and care of estates and property generally. -- JAMES STAPLES. P. L. HOLZER. F. it. STAPXES. 109 Stats St. . flor. floTirt. - BWITiflKPnUT. fQ5H XJ APOTHECARIES HALL. Lewis "77V Bootli o Wholesale and Retail Dealers in MEDICINES, SCR1PTIONS carelully compounded by license puai macisus. is st gooas.ioweut prices. Special attention given to out-of-town trade. MRS JENNIE M. CHURCH. Proprietress. 17 WALL ST- City Bank Buildingv THE W. E. SWORDS LUMBER COMPANY, BriaGeport1 conn. Wholesale and Retail Dealers m . MICHIGAN PINE LUMBER, SIDING, SHINGLES, SPRUCE Timber, Lath, Sash, Doors St Blinds, Carvings, Mouldings, Mantles & Hard ' . Wood, Trim, etc. North Carolina Yellow Pine Lumber a Specialty -' si-stimats runmm Pbthotv SOLE AGENTS FOB THE FAMOUS FROST'SHIKOLES. BOSTON" ZDDEIEsTTIj CO. 420 made t rices. ztraetln lowest nrioes.aualltv of work wamuat 't-c to call aad our aluminum pm X Creat Reduction in Values! VALUES NEVEK BEFORE DREAMED OF THE RELIABLE ONE PRICE CLO'THIB R. S GREAT CONSIGNMENT SUITS, OVERCOATS At Less Than Cost Oar unrivaled capacity for disposing of immense quantities of goods through our many stores throughout New England has this season, as in many seasons pas , placed us in a posi tion to take large stocks that manufacturers are an xious to turn in the money at most any loss, and place on the market at far below their actual cost. These are all new, fresh, desirable goods, latest styles, finest makes and newest fabrics on the market. Cvercoats cut long and short- Ulsters with Shawl and notch collars. - and Frock Suits of the latest designs. Boys' and Children's Clothing of every description. . ET7"ei37'tifci,In.gr, H-ULst . G-o- This iff the Manufacturers' Loss. Space forbids a detailed outline of the many wonderful values we offer in this great sale, we simply say it will be to your advantage to come and come early; we will save you dollars on any garments you may want. Store open Monday, Friday and Saturday evenings of each week FOSTER, BESSE & CO., .- Combination Clothiers and Men's yornishers. Operators of 27 stores, 317 MAIN STREET, ' "BRIDGEPORT, CONN- and Ice Flows. MEBWIK, H. 0. 10BMMO1C Banking and Brokerage, cnoice invesimenui, Mortgages on Bridgeport. Seal Estate, Interest Allowed on T-noRltii - - Bridgeport, Conn. AND DEBENTURES. INSURANCE RAILROAD TICKETS - ; .-x and interes cf Exchange. -Cir- commission. ForeiMC in all parts of Be exchanged on commission. bAFU Dh-rosil C3v-lS o., CHEMICALS, PAINTS, OIL8, ETC, PER cs Bridgeport, Conn Main St., BRIDGEPORT. Aluminum Sets of Teeth which have all the advantages ot gold but are much lighter and eas ier, to wear,' and coat nearly the same aa rubber plates, a specialy. Solid Gold Crowns for teeth and fitted while you wait, at half the usual Oold.8Uver and noreelaln nllines. Painless and all other branches of dentistry at If yon thilr ot havlnir a date, dont tail J L ZiXi.3- i.rlri8. Waraes. Haasjsr, -AT- AND ULSTEES. to Manufacture. Sack This, the Consumers' Gain. HURD & JONES' FIFTH JANUARY SALE ,. - of . LADIES' MUSLIN UN DERWEAR Is Now Going On At 423 MAIN STREET, BRIDGEPORT. ' GREAT BARGAINS GOWNS, SKIRTS, DRAW ERS, CHEMISES AND CORSET COVERS. Qne lot oi Gowns made of Fruit of the Loom in aU sizes well worth, 75c each to be sold at 69o each. . " . One lot Muslin Skirts at one third less than actual value at 25c each. One lot Muslin Drawers, 60c values at 390 each. ". One lot Corset Covers, 10c quality at 13c HURD & JONES. We are now offering tor sale some of the finest farm property in the state. This week we are allowed to make you a special offer, We can sell you tor cash a farm ot lot acres, fine house 2 large barns, for 6000 this place is a corker, who is the lucky man? We would also caU your attention to the finest garden ing farm in the state, 40 acres only o mil8 from the post office, 1-S mile from the trolly cars, fine house, large barn, 2 green houses and other buildings. This place we ean ex change for city property Do yon want a new 6-room cottage? We have several which ean be bought reasonable. For further particu lars enquire of .. P. NYAREIUGTON & CO., Boom Ho Si Warner Building, Briars port, Ct. F.H.TAKKIXOT0S B.F, PIKZ. , ' WE Are The People. Who sell Harness, Blankets, Trunks and Bags, at rock bottom prices.' WILSOtf &T700i mv . r. . Founder's Day. THE STAPLES HIGH SCHOOL AT WESTPOKT IN A FLOURISHING) CONDI TION. INTERESTING EXERCISES ON THURSDAY LAST. ADDRESSES BT HON HORACE STAPLES AND OTHERS. The Staples high school celebrated its 11th annual Founder's day exercises on Thursday, January 31, 1895. Another year finds the venerable and honored founder, Horace Staples, who enjoys good health and took his position on the plat form,' responding with energy and em phasis to tbe address made to him. Mr Staples' mental faculties have been won derfully well preserved, and he is able to attend to his duties every day as presi dent of the bank, getting off and on the horse car with the firm step of a much younger man without the car being stop ped. This day was known s Mr Staples' 93d anniversary, but In reality he has completed his 93 years and is now living in his 94th year. Long may he be spared to continue his good work. The morning exercises began at 10.30. In one of tbe exercises, entitled 'The sewing circle," 11 young ladies showed to the audience how truly human nature was exemplified. The exercises were very pleasing and interesting, giving great credit to Prof Pratt and his assist ants for their efficient management. At the noon hour a tempting luncheon was spread In the library room. Cold baked turkey and sparerib, escalloped oysterp, chicken and potato salads, jel lies and cranberry sauce, with various kinds of fruits, were amocg . the good things furnished by the ladies, and all for 25c, the proceeds of which were to be added to 9100 already in the treasury for new library books. ' . The afternoon exercises began at 1.15 in Assembly hall. In the absence of the officiating chairman, Rev B. J. fielyea, Rev Mr Backus presided. ' The executive committee and invited guests occupied seats on the platform, as did also the musical talent of the school. Misses Susie Gorham, Cora Thompson, Julia Fillow, Bessie Cirge, Minnie Sherwood, Carrie Crossman and Edith Warren and Edward Bradley and Adams. They opened with the Binging "Oh, happy is the one who hears," followed by Scripture reading and prayer by Rev Mr Thompson ot the Green's Farms Congregational church. In his introductory remarks Rev Mr Backus spoke feelingly of the absent chairman of the executive committee, showing bow we bad come to regard tbe day as a way mark to the village. We would miss it as a national day. This day has a significance to as; we think of the founder, and feel thankful that be has been spared another year to us on Founder's day. We think not only of Mr Staples as our beloved citizen. What we think mostly of la to have this school a success. We are thankful that tbe prin cipal has been able to carry on this good work. Rev Mr Barhydt made an elo quent address to the f ouuder, congratu lating him on bis 93d anniversary. In response Mr Staples paid : My Dear Friends : Another year ba been extended to us whe have met to gether for tbe 11th time. Let us be thankful to tbe Giver of all good for this great privilege. More than four score years had elapsed to the founder before tbe corner stone of this building was laid. " This should be a reminder to all who are present here to-day to begin ear lier in life to show their good will to mankind. Owing to this being the day that I en ter my 94th year, it does not grieve me to be called superannuated. It Is un speakably pleasant to see so many here to-day, showing an interest in education The patrons of tbe school must feel Inter ested in those most dear to them, and I beg to advise parents and guardians to make frequent visits to the school. It is their privilege to do so, and it not only encourages their offsprings, but shows that they feel interested, besides, it should tend to gratify the principal and his assistants. I think this Is an Impor tant matter, and hope the executive com mittee will set the example. The pat rons pay their money, and should know what they pay for. It has' become well known that the school is first class in all respects, and taking into consideration our situation 12 years ago and now, is most truly gratify ing. We have a good house, a good lab oratory good library and a good school. Also good principal, and good assistants, and good librarian, all unsurpassed. It is truly a Joyful change in 11 years. It seems proper that I should tell the scholars how much I admire the. reports I hear.of their good conduct, and of their showing a love of school improvement. There seems to be a general love of study and a united love of tbe teachers. This makes a sure success. Nothing can be more satisfactory. I want you to understand by good treatment to one another will always add much to your comforts through life. It la a good trait In character to always aim to te!? oss auc'Jr. In r . '.-; tils HORACE 8TAVLX8.J your decided object, you will reap ever lasting satisfaction. Now, my friends, I feel an Inexpreu sble pleasure In this meeting, owing to y age, allow me to hope that due atten tion may h given by the executive com mittee and the town of Westport, to tbe enlargement of this building, when the growth of the school and library require It, should it not be done in my lifetime. One of the most important departments of this school is its library. It is quite gratifying for me to say that my friends have contributed liberally towards ad ding to our number of volumes. They have cost about 91500, one half ot which has been given by our friends. This makes it a public institution. Tbe room has always been free.and all contributions will tend to make it a free library, for the whole town. We rest In hope that the number of volumes may be so in creased as to require an addition to the building. We rejoice to see from 80 to 100 volumes taken out on library days by tbe scholars and citizens who have be come members. . So far, our books are first class, and my great desire ia that all who are here to-day will feel an interest in seeing my successors carry out the In crease of the library and in using every effort to make the school equal to the most popular in the state. Accept now, my friends, the kind regards and best wishes of your oldest earthly friend. Next followed the singing ot the Foun der's hymn from the 112th Psalm. Rev Mr Bobbins ot the Nor walk Baptist church said the honored gentleman, Mr Staples, had written him a letter asking him to give a tew points as to the relig ious character ot his ancestors. His great grandfather was the founder cf tbe first Baptist church in Stratford. Bis grandfather and father were for 50 years each deacons of a Baptist church, show ing that their regular line of ancestry had been of the Baptist faith. Rev Mr Mackenzie said he had his text given him to speak on tbe library. It was rather embarrassing to him, living on the West Side, and knowing the feel ing mac existea oecween tne ivast ana West Sides and all on account of the un fortunate river. I feel a deep interest In this library. I espouse the Staples high school library, and is quite possible that we can support two libraries. It is very nice to grow old in the right way, but not to grow old crabbed. I want to grow old and broad with a smile on my lace. The harvest is coming by and by. All our deeds will sometime express themselves. I want to-day to grow In a well developed manner. I want to be a flying esgle that I may be unable to see the faults of others. Rev Mr Abbott said on occasions like this one becomes Inspired. Had not old age ought to be tbe happiest time ot lifer Blessed ts tnat man wno walks in tne path ot virtue. I am glad we have such a man in our community. W ben he shall have passed on, that name will not be forgotten as long as the world stands. Rev Mr Hamilton said no one realizes more the importance of a good education than a country parson, as he goes about among his people. If you :ould go with me among the people of Eastoo and Wes ton, you would realize more and more the name of Staples as seen upon the dif ferent tables. In K as ton atands the cele brated K as ton academy, well known for its good work in the advancement of the cause of education. Therefore I bring to you the salutation of K as ton academy. Letters of regret were read by Prof Pratt from Prof Jessup of Dartmouth college, Dr R. C. M. Page of New York, Morris K. jessup oi JNew lork ana lie v. B. J. Relyea, who is in Washington, D. C. Rev Mr Backus announced that this day was a day set apart throughout the state as a day of prayer for all education al institutions and called on Rev Mr Ab bott to offer the closing prayer in behalf of the" institutions. Rev Mr McKenzie pronounced tbe benediction. Re v M r Relyea's letter, which has been referred to, was as follows : Kind Friends : It is a matter of much regret that I am unable to be present at tbe . celebration by the Staples high school of Founder's day and take a prt in tbe exercises on that occasion. From tbe very first, even from tbe laying of the corner stone and tbe dedication of tbe building, I have been deeply int rested in the Institution and from year to year -be occurrence of thia anniversary has been to me a source of pleasure and grat ification. To my friend, the founder, venerable bv reason both of see and usefulness. I am happy to send my congratulations that his life has been preserved and that be bas been permitted to behold through another year the prosperity of the school which by his beneficence he has estab lished and which by his generosity be bas so liberally sustained. It was indeed a happy impulse that led him during his life time to put tbe school in operation on account of the good it has already ac complished and that he during bia clos ing years enouia witness it an assurea success. May he long live to reap the reward of satisfaction and of honor re sulting from the wise provision be bas made lor the youtn oi tne town. To the members oi the executive com mittee who with so much faithfulness and interest have been ever ready to give their counsel and assistance to promote tbe welfare of the school, to the principal and his capable assistant teachers through whose fidelity and efficiency in their service tbe institution has continued in its flourishing condition, to the pupils of the school also I send my greetings, congratulating them on the eminent suc cess which bas attended their work. To me it is esteemed a privilege to have bad anything to do in promoting tbe interests ot an Institution like this. Each of us in his own sphere bas a work to perform and an influence to exert. Those of us who are now engaged either in giving counsel or in teaching will each in turn pass away but the institution thus found ed will remain. Others will take our place and carry forward the work. Students in succession will follow those who now enjoy tbe benefits of tbe school. The time will come when the reputation of this high school will depend largely upon the character, the so olarship and the success in life of those who shall have received its instruction. And it la only through them tbe widest and most extensive influence will be exerted fapon the community and the world at large. They will carry with them into their re spective families, neighborhoods and spheres of usefulness the instruction, tbe culture and the mental discipline here re ceived. Each one according to tbe use which Is made of the advantages it con fers will not only derive personal good but also prove a blessing to mankind. Wben tbe prophet Daniel was troubled to know what the end shou'.d be ot tbe . dark events which he saw in vision be was only comforted by tbe assutance that tbe time would come wben "Many should .run to and fro and knowledge shall be increased." Isaiah also looking forward to tbe tar off future declares that "wisdom and knowledge atail be the stability of thy times." To the founder of tfcis bit" t ' Cere remains tbe tff Iacf.'-j t" at t t t"" trKta te a'J f jrv ' jlil-tl-. Sclt - ! rr .