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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 .

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