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THE NEWTOWN BEE.
PUBLISHED BT THE BEE PUBLI3HINQ COMPAtf? ALLISON P. SMITH KDITOR. ARTaUK J. SMITH. BUHINR-i" MANAGER $l-2S Ttar, 75 Canti for Six Monthi ou urau lor roar siootai, roar unu a uooy. itWTOWH.OOII.. KIDAT, FEB. 8, 1895. Editorial Ink i,rops. BILOHQINO TO THE DARK A0-S3. H la high time for sober citizens to pause and consider. Where are we at? Is this some newly settled mining town where mob-law reigns supreme, and where an honest man dare not abide by the dictates of his own conscience? The burning in efllgy, Monday night, of a public olllclul who did his duty as he understood it, was a disgrace to the fair name of historic Newtown. Such deeds might be applauded in some wild-western mining gulch, but In Newtown, never! Have we men (Heaven save the mark), In our uiliUt who would stand by and urge some tool on to an act like this? The attempt to stir up race prrjudice or to mike political capital out of the re cent trial Is most contemptible. And whoever Is responsible for the lawless act of Monday night will not ere ate a public sentiment In their favor, or bring honor upon their own heads. The burning in elllgy of the justice will not Injure Mr Camp so much as the parties who are responsible for it. Are the perpetrators of this little Joke willing to be responsible for their action? If so let them come forward and have their names published. Much an afftlr as this will work Injury to our town. Newtown has been grow ing In popular favor as a summer resort, and we want no spirit of incendiarism to Stay her progress forward in this respect. The man who would Instigate such an act as that of Monday night is a moral coward, a cur who bites at your heels, a villain who plunges the dagger In the dark, a wretch devoid of all conscience. May Qod forbid that Newtown contains many such specimens. COSHEClICDrS COMMON SCHOOLS. Secretary Illne of the State Board of Education is out with his annual report, and much of it Is mighty spicy reading. The Hartford Courant speaks of the In troduction as "One of the most compre hensive and sensible little essays on edu cation that was ever printed." Mr Hlne goes on to say that there are school houses enough for all the chil dren, but only about half the children of school age are under continuous Instruc tion and there is great Inequality In the length of the school year In different towns. School equipment Is meagre, li braries are sadly lacking. The children are fully capable of learning, as witness the readiness with which they pick op sports. The greatest trouble appears to be, ac cording to this report, that there are no positive attainments required of the per- son who sets up to teach. A profound Ignoramus, If endowed with sufficient as surance, Is In no way excluded from teaching. There Is no organised teach ing service ; the tenure of all teachers de pends on annual elections .and changing boards. The fact that neither adequate knowledge, training, nor certificates are essential ha borne Its legitimate fruit. The report plainly shows that Connec ticut's machinery of schooling, which costs 91.773,000 a year, doesn't produce results commeasurate with the cost. The report urges as a final clincher equality of time for all pupils, qualified and com petent teachers and proper supervision. A good many parents would say amen to what Kev Mr Nichols said at a public meeting In Waterbury, the other day. Perhaps his comments would refer more particularly to the city schools, but as to city or country, be did not come far from bitting the nail on the head. He said : Nowadays, II a teacher whips a boy, no mat ter bow inueb b deserves It, the father gets lnt a passion and marches oft to lick the teacher. When I was a boy, II I was whipped In school, I & caretul not to Tell ot It at borne, or else my lathor would Interview me in the woodshed It would be better it we bad more ot It now. Thea there wou'dn't be so many Insulting remarks on the stret. There they stand, these little banty roosters, with high collars around their necks, wltb a chip on their shoulders, and it you knock it off they run home and tr 11 pap. v i MIDDLEBURY. C1IAHOU AT LAKE QUASSAFAUO. C. E. Rlchardon has sold out at the lake to a Mr Bristol of Piatt's Mills. Mr Richardson has bought Mrs Castle's place and has moved some of his things. Eddie Hoyt has been quite sick, but Is so be Is around the house. Dwlght Wheeler and wife from Wood bury spent Sunday In town. A prayer mietlng was held at W. O Trask's, last Friday. Quite an interest seems to prevn 11. Last Friday night Deputy G. C. Beck wllh visited tie Orange and gsve an In teresting addr.)s. February 8 the lec turers hur will be occupied by ladles of the Orange. Miss Alice Bronson is convalescent,; Miss Julia 8c John has resumed ber school, after bolng sick. . If yon need I good medicine to purify blood, give nerve strength and build op your entire system, take Hood's sa r sap aril I. It prevents sickness by making pure blood. Hood' Pills cure nausea, sick head ache, Indigestion and biliousness. 25c. FWtield County Chat. STEPNEY. FOB THE CACSE OF TEMPERANCE AJTC MORALITY. For some years there has been no vote taken on the license question. When last voted upon, however, It was decided to have no license In the town of Monroe. There being no saloon nearer than Eots- ford Depot, it has been a mystery to ac count for the number of drunken men seen In the vicinity of Stepney. Com. plaints were made to Pastor Jones, who however bad long made up his mind that something was wrong and determined to stop the illegal sale of liquor if possible. So he commenced a vigilant lookout which he continued for a couple of weeks and located four places in the vicinity of Stepney where liquor could be purchased by those who wanted It. He had Intend. ed to continue his silent lookout until he had evidence sufficient to convict the guilty ones. But his secret became known to the public, last Sabbath, and when he was Informed he made known these facts regarding his search from his pulpit on Sunday evening, and called on the citizens of the town of Monroe to as sist him in his efforts to stamp out this evil from their midst. He thereupon called a mass meeting for Tuesday even ing, February 12, to be held in the Step ney Baptist church at 7 o'clock, for the purpose of organizing a Law and Order League for the town of Monroe. Thdre will be able speakers from out of town to speak about the work done by the League In other places and it Is hoped that Secre tary Thrasher of the New Haven League will be present. To this meeting all law abiding citizens are most earnestly in. vited to attend. Let us rally around the standard of purity, and the enforcement of the law in the cause of right and let us launch out for a better Monroe during the year 1895. Come and lend your aid . DEATH OF MRS POLLY POWELL. The funeral of Mrs Polly Powell was held last Saturday. She was widow of the late Captain Powell, and leaves one son, Charles, who with his faithful wife have tenderly cared for her in her declin ing years. She was a woman of most amiable and lovable character. AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH. Preaching service at 1 o'clock, Sunday afternoon. A cordial welcome Is ex tended to all. Abram Purdy is very poorly. Arthur Curtiss is learning the ma chinists' trade in Bridgeport. It Is gratifying to learn that the Step ney clergymen bave taken a (forward step In investigating the illicit sale of in toxicants in at least one of the places where It is sold. It is a curious thing that In (his no license town a man caD cany on such business for years with out the knowledge of his neighbors (?) and if they bave known ir, why not try to uphold the majesty of the law. Three cheers for Pastors-Jones and Merwin. The Woman's Christian Temperance Union will meet Wednesday, February 13. Members will please bear this an nouncement In mind as no further notice will be given. Wednesday morning was the coldest day of the season. The thermometer reg istered 12 degrees below zero. Miss Annie J. Seeley, In company with lady friends from Bristol and Ansonia, started for the warm climate of Florida on Tuesday, She will notice a decided change In temperature as it was 12 de grees below zero Tuesday morning, and still a humming. Miss Carrie Hull Is a guest of Miss Lillle Gilbert in Newtown. Miss Jennie Seeley of New York State, daughter of Nathan Seeley, has visited Miss Emily Seeley. Mr and Mrs Frank Fowler of Danbury have been entertained at Orrln Piatt's. Miss Lillian Johnson is the guest of ber sister in Newtown. Mrs Andrew Leavenworth is in Bridge port as a guest of Mrs Nellie Broderick. Union Business College Bridgeport. BROOK FIELD. AT ST PACL'S. Mr Whitoome In his lSih annual ser mon on Sunday said he bad officiated 47 times at St Paul's, 44 times at the Iron Works chapel, 21 times at Southville; administered the communion, 14 times at St Paul's, 10 times at chapel, three times at Southville ; held 51 weekly services at St Paul's and 39 times at Iron Works; baptised nine persons at St Paul's and two at the Ironworks; marr.ed twocou pies ; attended 12 funerals. Union Business College, Bridgeport. The wife of Dr Smith returned home from Philadelphia on Monday night, where she has been for several montbs for medical treatment. She la very much Improved In health and appear ance. We congratulate the doctor on being able once more to get bis family together. Fourteen of the young people took a sleigh ride to Danbury, last Friday night, making a call upon Mr a. d Mrs Edward Griffin. They were drawn by the four horses of F. H. Beers. Mrs Ferris of the Iron Works Is under the care of Dr Smith in consequence ot an attack of the grip. ' The family of Ma Green-are at tbeir home again at the Iron Works. Miss Minnie Somers returned from Boston, last week, where she has been studying at the conservatory of music. Charles Stuart will sell' his milk to Baker, Gray & Co., for the coming sea son. Miss Clara Williams has returned from Hartford, where she has been vis iting relatives. E. C. Smith Is slowly Improving from an attack of grip and a disordered liver. The extreme cold of Tuesday evening diminished the attendance at the party at F. H. Beers' somewhat. About 30 were present whose zeal and persever ance were amply rewarded by their en joyment after getting there, as every thing was made so pleasant for their guests by the host and hostess. Ezra Stevens has a model hennery, 12x20, with veranda, making a sunny place for the fowls to meditate and re flect on the possibilities of producing eggs at 40 cents per dozen. TRUMBULL. BUSINESS LIVELY WITH TAIT ot SONS. Tait & Son are running until 12 o'clock every night. Orders are coining in fast, which seems to indicate more confidence in trade. DEATH OF DANIEL FAIRCHILD. Daniel Falrchild, aged 87 years, died at his winter horna in Bridgeport, Janu ary 27. The funeral services were held from the house, Friday, at 2 p. m. The interment was in the family lot at Nichols. Charles Wheeler of Yale was home a short time, last week. William Copp has another little eon. Mr Wolcott has entered the employ of Tait & Son. Although one of the coldest nights of the season, 18 were present at the Chautauqua meeting, Monday night. The debate on the question, "Should college football be abolished," was very earnest. There will be a union meeting of the Junior and Senior Endeavor societies, next Sunday evening. Union Business College, Bridgeport. GREENFIELD HILL. GRANGE NOTES. A character party under the auspices of Greenfield Hill Grange will be given at the residence of W. H. Wilson on Thursday evening, February 14. All at tending are requested to assume gome character. The admission will be 10c and those who attend in ordinary even ing dress will be fined 10c. Uncle Sam will arrive with a load of valentines and the P. O. department will assure prompt delivery. A quaint old fisherman, for a small sum, will allow you to angle in his pond, which will be fairly swimming with fine specimens of the finny tribe One of the many attractions will be mus. ic furnished for those who delight to trip the light fantastic. A collation will be served by the ladies of the Grange, Come and spend the evening with the "Hayseeds'Mf you would have the "phun- niest phun" you ever had. Competent judges will award fine prizes to the best lady and gentleman characters. If stor my, Friday evening. PERSONAL CHAT. Mrs Mary Ann Meeker is very sick with pneumonia. Dr Dunham is in at tendance. Mrs Edward Brotherton has visited her mother in Deerfleld. Mr and Mrs Elmer Buckley spent Sur day at Edward GUlett's in Easton. Royal Banks has his house heated by hot water, E. S. Gray doing the plumb ing work in a very satisfactory manner Work on the reservoir which is to fur nish Southport, Fairfield and Green's Farms with water Is soon to commence and the Cross Highway boys are happy. Mrs D. B. Adams, who has been quite sick, is able to go out. The surprise tree sociable which was held at the home of the Misses Sarah and Lizzie Banks, on Wednesday even ing, was largely attended. William H Burr was the lucky one to win the prize (a bottle of perfumery) for having the most correct answers to the penny enig ma. The evening was spent in recita. tions, music and games. Something over $13 was added to the organ fund. Pratt Pease cut himself quire badly In the leg with an ax, which detained him at home for several days from his school. His father supplied his place John Burns visited friends In .New Haven, recently. Mrs Alden Gould is very feeble from the effects of grip. Mrs T. B. Sturges and daughter have gone to Florida for the remainder of the winter. " .'" . Mrs William Crossman has been very iek. .; . Henry L. Burr is the proud owner of a colt, purchased of Burr Wood. ' v DEERFIELD. Mr and Mrs Levi French of Easton were guests of his brother-in-law, Charles Nichols, on Sunday. The people of this place are much pleaser1 to know that Mr and Mrs Her man Pease are expecting to move In the neighborhood soon. ,, Mrs Edward Brotherton and Miss Georgia Banks of Cross Highway have visited at C. R. Nichols'. It is reported that Henry Sturges and wife are to move in Royal Banks' tene ment house. Union Business College, Bridgeport. ' FAIRFIELD. HOYDEN'S HILL, A very pleasant evening was enjoyed by a few friends at L. A. Jennings' on January 30, being the anniversary of Mrs Jennings' birthday. Games and social chat was indulged Id, Rafter which a fine supper was served by the hostess. Miss Josle Bennett of Brooklyn is at her father's, William Bennett's. C. W. Sherwood of Rockaway Beach, L L, has spent a few days with his brother, Everett Sherwood. Mr- and Mrs Charles Thomas have gone from the Lobdell place :to Califor nia. Union Business College Bridgeport. STEVENSON. Howard Stevens and wifo visited friends In South Britain, last Sunday. Louis Goulett and family visited Miss Pulford in Soutbbury, last Sunday. Miss Hattie Crof utt of Bridgeport visited at W. S. Bradley's, this week. Mrs Frank Jordan of Rutherford, N. J., visited her grandparents, Mr and Mrs Sllliman Sherwood, alsqat William Jordan's. The S. S. and S. S. S. club will give an entertainment in Old Mill hall, Wed nesday, February 13. A very Interest ing program has been arranged. The ladies of Old Mill ball club will furnish a supper for 25 cents ; lunch 15 cents. Highest of all In Leavening Power. -Latest U. S. Gov't Report, ABSOLUTELY PURE Come one, come all, and slt-e the gocd j uiiie. i ue u.uiuiHsiui.1 win uu 10 ueute. MONROE THE CENTER SCHOOL. Fiiday was the last day of the term at the Center school. A good many . visi tors were present. Prizes for spelling. E. Rose Wheeler and Annie Goldsbor ough, who stood equal. Second class spelling, Birdie Beardsley, Lonnie Nich ols and Harold Peck each received prizes for merits. Edward Kirke received the prize for the greatest improvement in writing. A handsome ornamental gold comb for the hair was presented to the teacher, Miss Taylor, by tbescholars. GRANGE AFFAIRS. Thursday evening, February 14, will be Young people's night at Harmony Grange. The lecturer's hour will be open to the public. ' , 1 Miss Lillie Lewis is having a three weeks' vacation from school duties. Miss Grace Wen of Ridgewood, N. J., Is visiting at Or J. U. Stevens'. Louis Beardsley has a ten pound boy, who arrived about two weeks since. Mrs Jane Sears, who has been" away on a long visit, has returned home. Mr and Mrs Marshall Beach were sur prised, last Thursday evening by a party of over 20 friends from Shelton; The statement in The Bee, last week, that the copper works had lost .$800 by an accident, ls,we are aesured, incorrect; that $25 wiil cover the loss. There was another dance at the mill store, ' Monroe station, on Thursday evening. .- A family named Douglas moved into rooms in the house of L. D. Sharp, Tues day. It was a nice cool time to1 be mov. ing, the thermometer, four degrees be low at sunrise. We understand D. a. Nichols raked in a number of prizes at Madison Square Garden poultry exhibition. . Howard Wheeler has been in doors for a week with grip. A series of lectures on "The Pilgrim's Progress," portrayed by songs and step popticon views, by Rev Samuel Guerney of Long Hill, will be in Cutler's Farm schoolhouse, Friday evenings, February 8, 15, 22, and March 1, commencing at 7.30 o'clock. Only the holders of tickets will be admitted. Tickets can be obtain ed free of E. G. Beardsley. A collection for Mr Guerney will be taken after each lecture. On Monday evening, the whist club met at the home of Henry Edwards where all spent a very pleasant evening. On next Monday evening, the. club will be the guests of the vWhite Hill's club and will meet at George Drew's. LONG HILL. AT GRACE CHURCH. Septuagesima, February 10; At 9.30 a. m., Holy Communion; 10 30 Morning prayer, Litany and sermon. The second in the series of parish so ciables of Grace church parish, was held on Tuesday evening at the 'residence of David S. Walker. A genuine cold wave seems to be regularly in order for these occasions. But notwithstanding the severe weather the attendance was --very good, and with dancing, whist and a va riety of amusements the evening was well enjoyed by all. MR GUERNEY'S DONATION. Although a severely cold night it did not prevent quite' a good number from attending the donation at the Methodist parsonage, on Tuesday. J Besides $55 in money they left many good things which will be useful for the family. Mr Squinobal took his two horse team and carried those that conld not' get there any other way. Many thanks to him for his kindness. DEATH OF MISS HATTIE M. HOUSTON. After a long and painful illness, Miss Hattie M. Houston passed away Jan 29 The funeral service, which was from her late home in Chestnut Hill, was""largely attended. ; The Rev Mr Boylston, rector of Grace- church officiated, and the in terment was in Long Hill cemetery. Mrs Alonzo Sherman Is quite sick. ' Mrs Hilton has moved to Bridgeport Miss Frank French is visiting at F. S. Shelton'g, , . SOUTHPORT. THE VILLAGE AND VICINITY. The friends of C. A. Meeker, -Jr., will be grieved to hear thar be is quite il with the gHp af the home of his sister, Mrs Lee, of Newark, N. J. Mrs L. F. Sherwood is entertaining her niece, Miss Alice Wheeler of Shelton; Miss Martha G. Waterman is visiting friends in New York. Miss Alice Waterman, who has been home on a leave of absence from sehoo', returned, Thursday, to Newburg-on-the-Hudson. Last Friday a large party, chaperoned by Mrs S. C. Sherwood, attended the opera matinee in New York. Three of our townsmen have accepted positions as conductors with the Bridge port Traction Co. They are Alfred Churchhouse, F." Crossman and John O'Dwyer. ... , The engagement of Miss Jellifie, the charming daughter of Mr and Mrs C. O. Jellifi, to L.St John Keller, has been! announced t . C. M. Gilman Is having oak floors laid In his halls and library. Tuesday night a large party attended the opera, "The Huguenots," at the Metropolitan Opera House, New York. All had a moat delightful time. E. L. Wells is confined to hi j ho aid Powder with a severe attack of grip. Mrs Ed win Sherwood and Miss Sher wood returned home from Pittsburgh late on Tuesday. Earl Marvin of Yale spent a few days, last week, with his uncle, Edwin Sher wood. Mr and Mrs Arthur O. Jennings spent Sunday with Mr and M Oliver Buck ley, returning to Waterbury, Monday morning. The cla93 for instruction in vocal music which met on Thursday last will hereafter meet Tuesday at 7 30. Ail who are interested in music are most cordially invited to attend- The meet ing U held in Trinity chapel. The Messrs Kent of Yale spent Sun day with their uucle, Rev Mr Holman. Mr and' Mrs H. H. Walker of Brook lyn' spent Sunday with Mr and Mrs R. P. Curtis. ' ' - Robert P. Wakeraan has left for an ex tended tour of Mexico and expects to be gone about three months. To-night the famous Lotus Glee Club of Boston will appear at Pequot hall. This is the iat of the Y. P. S. C. E. en tertainment course which have been such a great success,)and should be well attended, as it 1 considered a rare treat. PLATTSVILLE. TO AID IN THE CHURCH WORK. For a long time there has been a talk of having a fund for incidentals in the furnishicg of the parsonage of the Meth odist church, subject to the wants of the pastor's family residing therein and the ladies propose starting a series of after noon teas. A f mall sum will be given by each lady and the hour or two passed together will be productive of pleasure to all. The first tea w ill be held at the house of Edward Seeley at 2 30, Ftb uary 14. If stormy, the 15th, under the auspices of the ladies of the church. All are cordially invited to attend. All the ladies Jn town, members of the other churches as well, are invited, as a spirit of sociability among all is desired. The dreaded grip has again made its appearance in town, visiting the families of J. W. Sherwood, Eber Gould, Edward Jennings and Mrs Betsey Seeley. Quite an excitement was felt in the school at Plattsville when two children of the school gave as a reason for their brother's non appearance that "he was sick and broken out and they thought he might have the scarlet fever." The teacher wisely sent them home. A number from the Hill braved the snow and cold to attend the last -Stod dard lecture Monday night. It was on the famous Passion play of Ober Am mergau and all felt well rewarded for their long drive. A question . is being agitated by the members of the musical club of two years ago, what to do with the funds id the bank belonging to the club. A meet ing will be called in the near future, and some decision will be taken. . Don't forget the date of the tea at Edward Seeley's, February 14, at 2.30 and be sure to be there. It is proposed to give one once or twice a month, from now on. The ladies who are obliged to come with horses will have them hitched and blanketed for tbem at the time of arrival. So don't let the care' of that prevent you from .coming. If stormy the 14th, it will be on the 15th. In New Haven County, SOUTH BRITAIN . PERSONAL MENTION. Mrs S. P. Averill is in Bridgeport, car ing for her daughter, who is very ill with typhoid fever. Miss May Stymus has been at C. B Pierce's. Mr and Mrs Daniel Canfield of Bridge water were In town, one. day last week. R. M. Canfield of Providence, R. L, spent Sunday with bis mother, recently : Mrs 11 Seeley of Bridgeport has been spending a few days with Mrs A. D. Munson. Mr and Mrs Otis Northrop and little daughter, of Waterbury, were at Oliver Mitchell's, one day last week. Mrs Thomas Roberts is quite ill with malarial fever. . The Ladies' Aid society gave a hash and . pancake supper, ' last Thursday evening, and though there were not as many present as there are sometimes, the hash and pancakes were thoroughly appreciated. One of Ralph Pierce's little children was badly burned about the head 'and face, Saturday. She was playing with fire and ber clothes caught the blaze. Dr Cooley dressed the burns. Mrs Caroline Bradley has been spend- Ing a week in Woodbury with Mi James Linsley. Mrs D. M. Mitchell starts, Wednesday, the 6tb, for Old Point Comfort, Va., where she and her daughter will SDend two weeks. - Mrs Mitchell's son will aleo accompany ber. Mrs John Squires Is with her daughter, Mrs Clarke, In Zoar. ; C. A. Bradley is confined to the house by an attack of grip.- His team of borees kicked each other so badly, Mon day night, that the wounds "had to be sewed up and there will be no work for tbem for a while. SOUTHBURY. KILL THE MI8EKABLE DOGS. Dogs bit three sheep Friday and Sat urday for Henry Russell so they had to be killed. It is a cruel piece of business that innocent sheep should be torn to pieces by a lot of worthless curs that are no advantage to their owners. 8aturday,Jay Hlrman had a calf badly bitteq by a dog, supposed to be thejsame one that killedMr Russell sheep, but was driven eff before the calf wa quite killed. Rev William Miller vi-ited friends In town, recently. Miss Augusta Stiles h:. returned from New Haven. Charles Osborne still uses crutcbe,the effects of his sprained ankle. There is music in the air these days. We infer that about all the schools in this vicinity have erjoyed sleigh rides. Monday William Mulane with bis three horses took Bullet Hill school to New town. It is reported that owing to lack o orders the paper mill la to .suspend oper ation. tiu'Lileld County Newp. WATERT0WN. - THE SELECTMEN WAKE UP. On the alarm of fire in a city the streets are in the possession of the fire depart ment- ' The engine turns out in double quick time, looking neither to the rigl t nor to the left, turning out for no one The driver gets to the ecene of action as quickly as possible. The seemingly reckless driving, the great haste, the onward rush is for a purpose. " Property is in danger and perhaps lives In peril. In the same manner the streets of Water- town are owned by a department, vvho monopolize the whole street from fence to fence, caring for no one, ' but In the great excitement of their dangerous sport rush pell mell into anything and every, thing which may come in their way This is the way Watertown's sliding de partment rules the roost. Pedestrians are knocked do.wn, dragged along and left cut, bruised and bleeding. Sleighs come driving along and by the clanging of the gongs, the blowing of horns and shouting and yelling, the spirited steed makes a dash, the driver loses control and the occupants are thrown out. In a sensible man's mind the question will naturally arise, have we any selectmen He will probably come to the conclusion that at the last town election be voted for such a board. But is its existence a reality ? Yes there is a board of select men but they seem to lack backbone or they may perhaps be afraid to injure the feelings of the advocates of the double ripper. That there is no law on the statute books to stop the nuisance or to et apart certain streets is all buncom be Let the selectmen set apart a street or streets to be used between certain hours and absolutely prohibited the use of any other street. See if that wont stop it Don't try to step the sport, because if carried on in true sportman style, jt is good health giving exercise to those who are closed up all day in schools, stores and factories. If certain streets are set apart it will be more satisfactory to all and go far toward reducing accidents to a minimum. Later: All streets are now closed to coasting, starting from Post office Hill, except Cutler street. Our town fathers finally woke up to the ne cessity of grapling with the ripper before any more accidents occurred. WASHINGTON. A BIRTHDAY ANNIVERSARY. A gathering on January 24 at the house . of Stephen Morehouse was en joyed, the occasion being his 70th anni versary. It was a perfect surprise About 50 of his neighbors and friends as sembled in breathless attitude, awaiting his presence. His brother, H. H. More house, went to Mr Hurlburt's store and says, 'Have you a sick horse? I beard good deal of noise as I came along." He started, opened the door in baste for his lantern to go to the barn, when one of the party says, "Hello, where are you going?" He looked up and saw a room full and said, '-I'm sold." - On further In vestigation he found the next room full and so on. .After a moment's surprise be "xpressed much pleasure at meeting them all. The inner man wag refreshed, there being an abundance of food. There were several birthday cakes, one of which was adorned with 70 lighted can dles. A part of the guests left early Others staid, until the hours began to shorten, or would, by the time they reached the end of their four or five mile ride. With best wishes and many happy returns of the day, they departed. . Two of Mrs Morehoue'8 sisters, from Bridge port, were present to help celebrate the occasion, and others were detained from being present by sickness and theinclem ency of the weather. It was a very pleasant affair. One Who Was There KENT. AN EPIDEMIC OP THE GRIP. Mr and Mrs C. Eaton are sick with grip. ; Rev -B. M. Wright was taken with the grip-,.., Saturday night. Fortunately brother clergyman was stopping with hm at the same time, so the services went on as usual. Charles Smith, - our genial station agent, is also housed with the grip. FOXES ARE PLENTY. . Foxes are very plenty this year. Neighbor Skiff, past master of St Luke'i lodge, F, and A- M , still proves his right to be called one of the young men by trapping or shooting more than any other man In town. ' Rev W. S. Bielbv attended the meet ing of the Litchfield Archdeaconry In Tbomaston on Tuesday and Wednesday ' The weather has: been real winter weather with the thermometer about the zero point -most of the time. , Henry Lane has been quite sick but is somewhat better. .- WEST CORNWALL. DEATH OP DEA PRATT. Dea Russell R. Pratt died, last Thurs day, at his home in New Milford, after brief illness. The remains were brought hcrt Saturday, and laid at rest in sight of the church- on the hill,' which he so much loved and served. Mr Pratt was a former resident of our village and a dea con for upwards of 30 years In the Sec ond Congregational church here in Corn wall. The announcement ot his death cast a gloom over our village, as we all remembered him as a true and faithful Dry Goods SMITH, MURRAY & CQ, -SUCCESSORS TO- W. B. HALL & COMPANY. BARNUM BUILDING, C0PELAND BROS' OLD STAND. Saturday .the usual lively trading will be seen about the store. Extra efforts are put forth to make week, at the Women's Muslin Tndcrwear Department. Therell be lively trading. Here is what Be each High Neck Corset Covers, trimmed worth ISO. 17c each. Corset covers, V front and trim med, the style you are paying I5c tor In meat stores. 83c each, Corset covers, several style for a election, one special number trimmed with embroidery and hemstitch ruffle, value 50c. 2Io per pair. Women's Cotton Drawers with deep hem and tacks, valae 29c. S9o per pair. Women's Cotton Drawera.wlth deep Hamburg trimming and five tacks, were 59c. 25c each. Women' long white akirta with ruffle, rail size, were S8c. 4"o each, Women's long white skirts, with raffle and Hamburg trimming, value 69c 89o each. Women's White Cambric akirta with lace trimming and insertion, value (1.25 each. . . - ' I 57o each. Women's night Robes with lace yokes and trimming rail size, valae 79c. 89c each, women's night robes, that were 1.25, made ot fine Cotton -and cambric, hand somely trimmed 25o each, Children's colored Silk caps, the kinds that have been 50 and 75c. 60c each. Children's corded silk far trimmed caps, the kinds that were SI. White and Drab corset, a 75c kind for 50c a pair, exceptional valae. CONFFCTIOIERY DEPARTMENT. The day to invest in sweeties. The prices here are surprisingly low on nothing but fresh goods. Our Saturday Special will be posted on our show window. Watch tor It. SD1ETH, BRIDGEPORT, Chri'tlan, as the zealous worker in our Sunday school and In all affairs of the church. Last Friday morning the thermometer registered 10 degrees below zero. Frank B. Wood has accepted a posi tion as clerk in Cochrane Brothers' store. J Their former clerkvFred Scoville, has re signed. ' James Cochrane is confined to the bouse with a very hard cold. Born, last Tuesday, a sod to Mr and Mrs William C. Hart. . James H. Moses was in New York on business a few days, last week. - Mr and Mrs Frank B. Wood returned from their visit In New Vork, last Thurs day. . Mrs Edward Sanford of Falls Village spent a few days with her daughter, Mrs Ransom F. Smith, last week. The whist party 'given by Miss Edith G. Dean, last Friday evening, was greatly enjoyed by all- The players occupied five tables. Walter Hart and sister, Miss Hattie, secured the first prizes, Charles M. Hall and Mrs James H. Cochrane carried off tbe booby prizes. Refreshments were served and all had a most excellent time. The school taught by Miss Lydia Mer win closes this week. A social nnder the auspices of the Y. P. S. C. E. will be held in tbe chapel, next Tuesday evening. All are invited to attend. It is hope there will be a large attendance to help along the young peo ple in tbeir undertaking. The proceeds are to go to the church to help pay up the old debt. . . lr. . " .. "- . . " ' Huston Cochrane's home is neatly completed. It will be ready to move What is I- -. v,.-.--v?s;-v-v- Castoria is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morp bine nor other Narcotio substance. It is a harmless substitute for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor Oil. It is Pleasant, Its guarantee is thirty years use by Millions of Mothers. Castoria is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend. Castoria. "Castoria isao well adapted to children that I recommend it as superior to any prescription known to me." H. A.. Aajcsoot, H. D 111 So. Oxford Bt, Brooklyn, N. T. ' " The use ot Castoria , is so tmbemal and its merits so well known that ft seems a work of supererogation to endorse it. Few are the intelligent families who do not keep Castoria . within eay reack. Ciatos Xitrn, D. KewTorkCtty. I Cspiiiii News. February 8, 1895. this day the b inner day of the will help to mske it so: TOILET DEPART MENT. Rtch&rd Hadnat's fine perfumes and spec ialties will be given a special ,-xhlblt here to day. Tbe goods are well known and are without doubt the best lo the market. We have the sole agency for Bridgeoort. At tbe same time we are to introduce a special headache powder, called tbe Anti headache. Two thousand (20 ) samples will , he given free. j In the basement salesroom it here our new . department is being opened, we are going to show some great valnes. AH is not ready yet bo we cannot give you a detailed story about it, but we invite vou to look over some ot tbe new things which we bave ready. GLASSWARE. Spoon Holders, Pitchers, - Batter Dishes, Cake Dishes, Celery Dishes, ' Fruit Dlshe. And a thousand and one good things desir able tor tbe house, at very low prices. Many good things in crockery, which will be offered j at little prices, to start this new department with a lively selling, I Come and look it over. Si, CO. C0XN. into by April 1. G'jirge McCoy Is to move icto the houe he vacates. EETHLEHESL DEATH OF MRS JESXETTE GOLD. Jennette, widow of the late CUrk O. Guild, died at the residence of her son, George C. Guild, on Thursday, January 33, aged 78 years. Her funeral was at tended at the Episcopal church by Rev J. C. Linsley, Sunday at 1.43. The pall bearers were G. O. Smith, D. W. Ames, Daniel Bunt, Jonathan tWootten, 'J. E. Allen and Charles Randall. Tbe whist party ft I. H. Johnson's last week, was a very erjiysbte occas ion. We hope to have more like gath erings, in the near futu'e. Mi8 Kate Randall was a guest at C H. Randall's, over Sunday. The school in the Sixth district baa had a vacation. Mi-s Wheeler waa called to her home in Bantam by tbe sickness of ber mother. William Johnson 'ha been laid up for a few days, but is out again now. Tbe auction sale of the personal property of S. L. Bl-vss wl'l be held on Friday, February 15, 1S95, at 10 a. m. Doafn-u rtsnot be Cared by local applications, an th-)V r-annot reach the diseased portion of the ear. Tnre Is only one wav to curftbt-atnf-, and that Is by eon stitntional remedies- IXMitnetw is raurd by au Inflamed condition nt tbe mu-out lininarof tbe eustachian tube When 'his tnbe gis ln flamAd (nil havn a ramblinff gound or imrjer. tect hearing, and when it in entirely -loed Deafness is the result, and on l8 the inflam mation can he taken ont anil this tnbe restor ed to its normal condition, hearing will he de stroyed forever; nine cases ont ot every tea are caused bv catarrh, which 1 nothing bat an inflamed condition of murona mtfaces. We will give One Hund ed Dol'ari tor any case ot Deatneea(canen by catarrh) that can not be cured by Hall's Catarrh Care. Send for circulars, free. - B- J.CHKXKT TO Toledo. O. swsoia oy aruggists, joo. - t Castoria. Castoria cures Colic, Constipation, Soar Stomach, Diarrhoea, Eructiiloa, Kills Worms, gives sleep, and promotes d Without injurious medication. "Tar several years I hare recommended your 'Castoria,' and slicS ahravs continue to do so as it has invariably produced bcnelcui? Kdwih F. PARiaia, M. D., 12Gtfc Street and 7th Ave, Kew York Ot. Oosopaarc, 17 Xubjjuly Enunra, Knr Tokk Cm