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We have a larger assortment of goods to choose
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from, and the prices are lower than ever before
Don't fail to come to Danbory and call on ns and
we will guarantee to suit you.
EIDER, BRYANT & CO.,
ST.
- UAH 13 U HI, UUKXI.
5,
VOLUME XVIIL
NEWTOWN; CONN., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1895.-EIGHT PAGES.
NUMBER 8.
Watches, Diamonds, Jffmjry, Clocks, Silver
ware, Bric-a-brac, Cut Glass". anes, Umbrellas
Lamps, Fans, Silver I'ovelties, Pocket Books
Stationery and High Grade Pocket Knives. '
' IlIDEW, BI1YANT & CO.,
259 MAIN STREET, DAW BURT. CONN.
Bee
THE IMMENSE STOCK OF THE
TO BE TURNED INTO CASH AT ONCE.
CO.,
Re-orgsniiation of the ooropany makes this an absolute necessity. Goods deliverea to asy depot ia the stats. Tha reputaVon sfthis eoaoera
M reliable home turnif hrr is a clear guarantee that thin sale will be all that It is advertised to be. Our new and elegant stock must go at
some prion without delay. Our stock consists ot Parlor Suits (thoss S300 Suits art not reserved) and odd nieces for the Parlor. Chamber Suits,
(those $200 S lid Mahogany, Bird's Eye Maple, Curly Birch and Oak snits are included In this sals.) Mattresses, Springs. PiUews.Comibrtables.
Blankets. Dining Tables and Chairs, Sideboards, Fuffete, China Closets, Banquet Lamps, Chiflbnieres, Ladies' Desks, Office Furniture, Lounges
and Couches, Book Cases, Wardrobes, EtovfS, Eanges, Crockery, Glassware, labls Cutlery. Tin Wars, Wooden Wars, Kitchen Tahjes and
Chairs, Easy Chairs. Eockers. Hat Backs, Children's Chairs, Cribs and CradWs, Carpets. Mattings, Oil Cloth, Draperies, Shades; all thsas' and
many more in numberless designs and at all pries- la short we furnish the Home complete, from Cellar to Attic Do not delay but take imme
diate advantage of this great opportuoiiy. ODly one store, but that one is larger than any other three in this section- I, I
THE LIBERAL HOUSE-FURNISHERS.
135 to 169 East Main St.,cpposite Spring St. JOHN MORIARTY & CO..Proprieton.
iininrr'SeinsoSMI'i' ' ' " "' " ZrPi'lmM '
UDerTo-y, OorLii. "
When you want Horse Blankets, Robes, Cattle Stanchions, Sleds,
8kates, Wringers, Sweepers. Don't forget the spot.
PRICES RIGHT.
Strong Companion. Low Rates. Ask about it.
For Beal Estate, f ire Insuranoe, Loans, Bents. Telephono oall 454-2.
277 East Main Street- Bridgeport, Conn.
Office uoiirs : to 5 30, 7 to . "Personal IriBpection" in the care ol estates.
At this season ot the yenr when applied by torch to building or even Prarie Grass is
vary dangerous uleiiii'iit, Imt when confined in stoves that can be regulated to any degree ol
beat the combination unkesthu mot ornanieiiial, convenient and comtortable apparatus
of the household. None are without soinethlnv in the shape of a stove, but we have the
herybest makes that are on the market and it your pocket will not allow you to buy the
vlgber grades we alo have some of the cheaper ones that are warranted to work well and
Sjtve satisfaction. We are sine we can suit you ii you are looking lor a new stove and -will
call on us at ai.y rate wt will t.e pleased to show you our stock and when we name the
price you will not go away without buying unless you are built different lrom any of our
easterners that have called on us so iar this year
Remember we also keep in stock many kinds ot Pumps Iron Sinks Lead and Iroa Pipe
and are roady to take eout t acts tor Tinning, numbing and House Heating either by Hot Air
Steam or Hot Water. Yours,
HALL'S,
3 a.m. a.
run..
STUPENDOUS SALE OF SHOES!
Commencing Wednesday, January 2, 1895.
For weeks we have been preparing to give the
tjeople o' Bridgeport and vioinity the biggest sale
of shoes they ever saw. Wo haye bought thous
ands of dollars wcth of gcods of manufacturers
and wholesuler's, surplus goods, countermands,
closad-out lines, etcat prices which will enable
us to sell them below the regular wholesale figures
Whenever a genuine bargain was to be had we got
it, no matter how large the amount involved. We
have almost doubled our store space to make room
for the immense quantity tf goods. Remember
Januarj 2.
A CARD FROM A. G. BAMR.'
Our furniture business In Rawleyrille is
now so well known far and near that we ll
that we may safely for a time at least out
down our advertising expenses. An "ad"
to be of value should be changed every week.
We are too busy to do it, besides we heard a
man say the other day that that, turmiture
man at Bawleyville who advertises so) much
roust be a tool (queer what- bis; game one
runs on to sometimes when he goes out with '
out a run). Another more charitable friend
remarked to us oonadentially in an on" hand
way that writing "ads" out ot business hours
Is liable to lead to softening ot the' brain.
mind you he didnt say we had got it, and he
looted away over into the next coanty when
he said it, but. well we are not slow to take a
bint if it is a blind one. It would be perfect
ly awful if we should really get it (this soften
inir disease we mean) and nave it tret real
deeply seated before we knew it or before we
had time to vaccinate so we are going to stop
right off 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
1. e., selling furniture at Bawleyville.
Now tor Heaven's sake don't ten every ooay
what you tbink, just remember how sensitive
we are to adverse criticism and tell then that
we are simply boycotting and playing Debs
with the newspapers for a while, dont tell
them we are tired or waiting for anything to
harden, be compassionate, be just, be con
siderate, be charitable, be liberal minded one
with another and last ot all BS SURE AND
COME TO HAWLEYVILLK 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, Eawley
ville, Coan. ' :
J. W. JOHNSON,
BRIDGEPORT,
REAL ESTATE
INSUEANCE, LOANS.
m C. L. G. NICHOLS,1
DENTIST,
WKSTPOKT
Sturges Block. ' . CONN.
STEAL ! !
Tea, a steel.roof that is better than
shingles. It you are in need ot a root,
drop a postal to , . ,
F- C- SANFORD, Hawleyville, Conn.,
and he will" show you samples and
give you price on the best kind of a
roof. (
384 MAIN STREET, BRIDGEPORT, CONN
LAST CALL !
Tha Balance of our Winter Clo'hing must go and if prices-is
tax object to you, it will pay you to buy now and save money. Here
they are:
ShUdren' -Now 98 SUO $3 25 $4.
yer coats Former Price 1.50 2, 4- Ot
Boys' Ov-rcMi and f Now - 3. 4.50
0lteri, sizes 14 18 Former Pries 4. u-
Now 4 80
and Ulsters IJVirmpr Price 8 50
Men's Overcoats
7 50
1000
9 50
12 00
10.
12.
Winter Suits for Men, Beys md Children at equal discounts.
Underwear, Hosiery, Gloves, Caps, etc., fit cost
LEVY BROTHERS.
211 Main Street. Danbury, Conn.
Post Office -News Boom
Books, Stationery and Office Supplies.
No; 11 P. 0. ARCADE, f ;
Bridgeport. Osaa, 1
THE ALBANY DEMISES,
388 MAIN STRSXT,
0;p.r Ceaaoa St.,' Bridgeport
painless!
v dentistry
at moderate
PRICES. !
i
VJEWTOTH SAVnrOS BAH Newtown,
n ioni. incorporated isoo.
PHI1X CLARKE, President; C.H. NORTH
EOF, Treasurer. HOURS 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.;
huduivi. I M p. n. .
EDWARDS M. SMITH M. D.
PHT8ICIAK AJTD STjUtHOlT.
OfHes and Residense Bewtowa Street. '
telephone Conneetiea. 1
Homes !
WARREN H.LAMS0N & CO,
BUILD AND SELL
Attractive Dwellings
Monthly Payments.
DON'T PAY BENT.
One tor sale. Lot 50x125 and a barn on it
House new, with 10 rooms and bath room
Complete modern improvement. Good neigh
borhood and near the trolly cars. Call and
look at it, or inquire lor particulars Good
Bailding Lots for sale also on easy monthly
payments. ' '
WARREN H. LAMS0N & CO ,
--. . Architects and Builders.
766 North Ave. cor Wood Ave., Bridgeport, Ct.
Safe Investment.
Seven per cent debentures, interest paid
semi-annually by New York draft ot the Build
ing and Loan Association of Dakota. C2000 of
first and non transferable mortgages deposit
ed with the trustee to protect each aiOOO sold,
trustee's endorsement of this tact on each
bond sold, issue limited by law to 50 per cent
ot their assets. Debentures are a preferred
stock, and all the assets are holden tor the
payment ot them; in any event there will be
$8 ot assets behind every dollar ot outstand
ing debentures. With judicious manage
ment, which enabled them to pay matured
prinolpal and interest promptly during the
past year, as ever, and make a gain in assets
ot $74,000, the outlook tor the future is promis-
l Deiieve an investment here to oe as
lng.
sale
prove satisfactory in its results. Bonds run
three or seven years, optional with the bold
er. I would request intending investors to
write to the present bank commissioners of
Connecticut for their opinion of this compa-
thoroughly examined tbe company. Their
iudgement in the case we should like you to
have. We court the strictest investigation ot
condition, standing and management. For
JAMES C. JOHNSON,
T. i fieseral Agent for Conneotieut
STXFIET DEPOT, CT.
Creat Reduction in Values!
VALUES NEVER BEFORE DREAMED OF
-AT-
SEPKESESTED BT JOHH J.
FOE SSWT0WH AND VICIBITT.
H0STESOP
FIRE INSURANCE,
REAL ESTATE,
INVESTMENTS.
-just now I have a safe 7 per cent Invest
ment lor a limited amount.
B. H. MATT00N,
Pythian Hall, Watertovn, Conn-Telephone.
v SEWING MACHINES -
' efalLkinds repaired at shartTnotiee.
Beedlei, Oil, BelU and Parts for sals,
lew machine $25; second hand
machines frem S7 to $15.
E. e! OSBORNE,
ItS Fairfield Avenue, Bridgeport,' Conn.
THE RELIABLE ONE PEICE
Q2m OTHIERS.
GREAT CONSIGNMENT
SUITS, OVERCOATS AND ULSTERS
At Less Than Cost to Manufacture.
Our unrivaled capacity for disposing of immense Quantities of
goods through our many stores throughout New England has
this season, as in many seasons past, 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.
Overcoats cut long and short- Ulsters with Shawl and notch collars. Sack
and Frock Suits of the latest designs. Boys' and Children's
Clothing of every description.
This is the Manufacturers' Loss. This, the Consumers' Gain.
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 Furnishers. Operators of 27 stores,
317 MAIN STREET,
BRIDGEPORT, CONN-
Affairs About Town.
ON THE BRINY DEEP. .
KEV O. W. BARKEK WRITES OF HI3 EX
PERIENCES. THE CAPTAIN OF THE
FRIESLAND DECLARES IT THE WORST
STORM HE EVER FACED.
It you wish to see commotion and hur
ly-burly at its height, if you wish to hear
truckmen swear a thing you do not us
ually have to travel very far to hear if
you wish to see sensible and sedate peo
ple say the oddest and do the funniest
things, just, my friend, go down, along
the wharves; of New York some day and
witness a big ocean steamer loose from
her moorings. Four hundred and forty
six was the number of passengers listed
on the roll of the Friesland, but anoth
er figure would have to be added to ex
press the number who came down to the
pier to wish the 446 a bon voyage and to
start them rejoicing on their way. The
coble ship Paris loosed from the same
pier some 20 minutes before the Fries-
land, and tbe friends of the voyagers on
both steamers made a mighty throng.
Trunks J trunks ! trunks I they confront
ed you In great heaps everywhere: you
would say the passengers were carrying
all their effects with them instead of the
short list of articles suggested in the
printed itinerary as all that were neces
sary for the voyage. It would seem, too,
as if roses were blooming everywhere in
the open air instead of being sold by the
florists at 10 cents and more apiece, when
the display of floral mementos as farewell
gifts to friends was seen in tbe cabin below.
Well, at last,
THE WORD "ALL ASHORE"
was given for the hundredth time, and
the hawsers began to be loosened. Tbe
last sight I remember on the dock was a
gentleman (who I afterwards learned
was a minister) blowing a tin horn at
least six feet long, a young man crowd
ing dangerously near tbe pier's edge to
say for the 50th time "Good bye" to a
charming young lady on the promenade
deck (you can judge the relation between
them), and another young man, looking
very mournful, who kept saying to a
group offriends, "Oh, how I would like
to go! Ob, don't I wish thutl could go!"
But, my friends, you will soon begin
to wish that I would go, really get start
ed, If you are to follow me on my way.
Well, we did go, just at 11 o'clock on
Wednesday morning, February 6, and as
merry a party, I ween, as ever sailed the
ocean blue. It was a good time to be
leaving the north and be making for the
warm waters of the south, for in New
"Sork people were shivering in an atmos
phere six degrees below zero and every
mile on our course showed a mercury
creeping gradually up.
Life is full of strange contrasts. It is
nothing new to say that, but sometimes
you see an old truth illustrated very viv
idly in a new way. That Is what we did.
All day Wednesday and until Thursday
noon even the merest tyro In navigation
could not have asked for a smoother sea.
I have been on tbe ocean many times,
and I never saw anything so calm as
this," said one. "This is a wonderfully
smooth voyage for this coast," remarked
anotner. me band of youngTnustctans,
who were now taking their first trans
atlantic trip,
Do you love your horse well
enough' to treat him humanely?
BEAN'S PERFECTION FEED BAG.
' Price each is $1.
rat. April 11, 1898, and Jan. 10, 1884.
Tliis bd has an opening tor the oats on each sile that closes
Automatically when put on the horse, one of which is hall open
in this cut. Marie of canvas and galvaniznci Iron. Two bigs one
' inside ot the ther, with space between the n for R quarts oioats,
which drop through into the basin, gradually flilling it about
one inch, directly underthe horse's mouth. An opening covered
with wire gauze is directly in tront ot the horse's dobo, permit-
, ting him to breath freely while eating This bag prevents waste
gormandizing, slobbering, breathing in the rials It never gets
foul, aud positively cures the habit ot throwing tbe head. Four
quarts ot oats slowly led where tbe horse gets them all is ol
more value than six wasted. We guarantee it the only bag ever offered for sale with these
merits. .
Ij O 2sT 5c Q- JEb XT lL HVT A. 1ST,
r S83 Main Street, Bridgeport, Conn.
" Jr .'-
R. H. BEERS & GO.
CLEARING UP SALE
-OF-
r. W.XAB8H, ORANGE KIBWIS, H. O. UUfHON.
BRIDGEP0ET SAFE DEPOSIT AND STORAGE VAULTS.
Bate Deposit Boxes
; rented at reasonable rates.
Private Rooms
tor examining papers.
Steel Vaults,
Time Lock,
Watchman.
Marsli,
Merwin &
Lemmon,
SO Main St.,
Bridgeport,
Coi".
Banking and Brokerage,
Choice investments,
Mortgages on Bridgeport.
Beal Estate,
Interest Allowed
on
Deposits.
I). P. KICltAKDSON, Mi. ! D.,
raJCBIUJAJ AID SUBOEOIf,'
Office sad Beaidenee, Sandy Hoot. 1
3ELEST A. BENEDICT, If. D r f-
Pbysieiaa and SnrgM
843 StaU St, Bridf ej ort.
Electricity one of the UerapentU ag-tst. Of.
Is hoursfroa 10 a. m. to 19 m, I U 4 y m.
Paul U. Sunderland, M I.,
Physieiaa and Surfeoa.- I
Newtown, Conn. v :
Offloe in Santord Block.
a-Nlght oalls from Grand Central Hotel.
-FIRE INSURANCE-' t
Old Sellable Companies. lowest Kates.
W. A. LEON AKD.- NrytpwH Coan
FAlftCHILD r MEAD, .
Seaeral Insurant And Beal Estats'j eftu,
61 F AIRFIELD A VESTS,' HBUJBEPC-rYCCm
- Warner Bailding, tsoin 8. !
CHAELESJONASI
MERCHANT TAILOR,
Church St., Ntnrtovff Com
2I0NTJU2NTAL TfOSZS. !
EouMto&ie Avenue, Bridsccri
BURR & KNAPP, Bankers and Brokers,
868 Main Street, - Bridgeport, Conn.
BONDS, STOCKS, MORTGAGES AND DEBENTURES. INSURANCE
STEAMSHIP AND RAILROAD TICKETS
Pavtnsr 6. 5 1-3. 6. 7. 7 1-S and 8 per cent. Deposits received sublet t -
naid on same. Securities bouKht and sold on commission. Foreiuo
onlar Drafts and Bank Money Orders available in all parts of Eui
i. and interes
ci Exchange. Cir
ZT&,TaoL&m Sxaples d3
BA3VK T3FS ,
Deposits received snbject to check and interest allowed on all balances o $500 or more
UNSCKAJNUifi mre, Murine, f late mass, ana guarantee leading American ana
RnUsh
REAL ESTATE Bought, sold or exchanged on commission. SAFE DEPOSIT
the latest anrjroved construction. Private rooms for customers connected
therewith, Coupons aud dividends collected. . TRUSTEES OR ADMINISTRATORS We are
companies.
VATiTS Ol the latest ft
prepared to take the charge and care of estates and property generally.
JAMES STAPLES.
100 Stat St., Cor. Court,
BRIDGEPORT. fOHH
T- JEl. XT C3r
APOTHECARIES HALL.
Lewis X77"- Bootn o
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, PAINTS, OILS, ETC, PER
scuirTlOJNS careluuy compounded ry license pharmacists, jbcsi gooas.ioweat prices".
, Special attention given to out-oi town trade.
MRS JENNIE II. CHURCP, Proprietress.
17 WALL ST., City Bank Building Bridgeport, Conn
BOSTON
ODJBisrarXj co.
, 420 Main St., BRIDGEPORT.
Aluminum Sets of Teeth which have ail the
- advantages ot gold but are much lighter and eaa
V icr to wear,, and cost nearly the same aa rubber
plates, a specialy. Solid Gold Crowns for teeth
: made and fitted while yon wait, a' bait the usual
prices. Gold.silver and porcelain fillings, painless
ATtrantlnfif and all other hr&Ticbfi of rieittiHlrv at
lowext rTioea.qualitv of work warranted first-class, if you think ot having a plate, dont fail
to ail awl ewe our aluminum p)ats. ROSTOV L4STAL CO. Pr Edward S. Warnei, Manager,
HORSE
COVERINGS!
We have a number of odd Blan
kets which we find are not selling
They are assorted colors and sizes,
square and stable blankets which we
have sold at $1-50, $2, $2-50 and $3-
We have marked them at $1,
$1.50,51-75, and $2-
These Blankets will not stay with
us long.
Come early and get a bargain.
R. H. BEERS & CO.
We are now offering for sale some of the
finest farm property in the state. This week
we are allowed to make you a special offer.
We can sell vou tor cash a farm ot 100 acres.
fine house 2 large barns, for &S000 this place is
a corker, wno is the lucay man we wouiu
also call ' our attention to tbe finest' trarden.
tna farm in the state. 40 acres only 6 mil8
lrom the nost office. 1.2 mile lrom the trolly
cars, flue bouse, large barn, 2 green houses
and other buildings. This place we can ex
change for city property Do you want a new
6-rooin cottage ? We have several which can
be bought reasonable. For. further paruou
lars enquire of
P. N. YARRINGTON & CO.,
Roam No. 8, Warner Building, Bridgeport, Ct.
F-H, IAEKIHQT0N B. F. PIKE.
WE Are The People.
Who sell Harness, Blankets, Trunk
and Bags, at rock bottom prices.
WILSON & WOOSTEB,
891 Water St, - Bridgeuortv Ct.
this hast; scribble ia simply to let them
know that
HE STILL LIVES AND LOOKS WITH UNDI
MINISHED HOPES
toward a bright journey and smooth seas
and bright days. To-morrow we explore
these emerald gems in the southern seas,
part ot the possessions that compose
"the little Uland and mighty empire" of
Brittannia who, when under tbe shadow
of her flag, even we stiff-necked Yankees
will admit rales the wave. After this
short stay at the Bermudas, our vessel
takes a loug cruise to the Azores and the
Rock of Agei, where you will hear from
me again. Otis W. Barker.
- Cruise S. S. Friesland, offche Bermuda
Coast, Februarv 8. 1S95.
PLATED YANKEE DOODLE AND OTHER
GAT TCKES ;
and all seemed going as merry as a mar
riage bell. But now came tbe contrast.
When a boy in school I learned of Cape
Fear and Cape Lookout on the North
Carolina coast, but their names might as
well have been Cape Calm and Cape
Tranquility for any suggestion of storm
to me. They are stormy points, thongh !
111 wager my honor on that statement
hereafter. Yesterday morning's calm
was followed by a cyclone. Everybody,
save the poor sailors and officers who
had to weather it out, went to hU berth
and stayed there. One of tbe life-boats
was Btaved in by the waves; the steamer
cbairs were smashedin a thousand
pieces ; one old gentleman, tbe president
of a New York bank, whose 70th birth
day is to day I learn, was so unfortunate
as to be thrown down on the deck and
break his leg ; a young man was hurled
against the rail and appeared to-night at
the table with a face wound with ban
dages. All night long the groans of the
sick and battered were heard.. Some cried
"t tjord," and some were not quite so
reverent in their cry for help. Things in
the racks in one's stateroom had a very
queer fashion of getting out and taking
flying trips through the air. Most all
night was spent in a
WILD ENDEAVOR TO STAY IN ONE'S BERTH,
when old Neptune seemed determined to
land every passenger on his back on the
floor. The captain, I understand, de
clares this is tbe worst experience be has
had at sea, and I am quite willing not to
repeat the experiment again. I once
used to wonder if a man In good health
and little disposed to melancholy could
ever come to the point where he would
declare that life is not worth living.
am convinced now that tbe only condi
tion requisite to bring any man Into that
despairing state is to give him a genuine
dose of mal de mer.
But all life is not a storm. ' Now our
good ship Is riding at anchor in smooth
waters off the Bermuda Islands. Yonder
over a moonlit track of waters shines the
clear beacon from tbe light bouse at
Hamilton. The young band of music
ians, recovered from their temporary lay.
by, are discoursing again lively airs on
the promenade deck. A large company
are gathered about me in the dining sa
loon and are writing long letters home,
I understand that our delay by the storm
has caused us to miss tbe mail ; and, as
mail only leaves for Brother Jonathan's
dominions once a week, my Newtown
friends will be apt to wonder whether the
roaming voyager still is floating; but
A BRIEF &E7IEV OF SHARP ETE3
"Sharp Eyes," by W. Hamilton Gib
son, is one of those exquisite books that
cost you only 5. Its artistic value is .
worth 10 any lover ot "the perfect ar
tist." The author's interest when a boy
in everything wonderful in nature has
culminated in placing him among the
foremost authorities of tbe day in orni
thology, etymology, botany, "syntax
and prosedy." .
No author surpasses him in fancy and
that delightful poetry of descriotion
which pervades every page of "Sharp
Eyes." We remember the anther as the
handsomest ooy in Sandy Hook," the
Bug Gibson" who picked up newts and
wasps with impunity. He says in "Sharp
Eyes" that it was the "White faced
wasps without stings" he handled. Any
man or woman whose hands are harden
ed by daily toil can take with impunity
the veritable stinger into their hands !
But keep your fingers close and when the
skin is broken look out !
In his interesting lecture in Newtown
he remarked "that there was no danger
of botany becoming an epidemic !" True,
too true 1 We had once in "our family" a
girl who became, like Gibson, a constant
student in the wonders of flowers. She
enquired at the "first art store" in New
Haven for "herbarium paper," (tbe stu
dents of Yale patronized this store,) the
clerk said to this unsophisticated country
girl, "Herbarium paper? I will ask tbe
boss !" The "boss" said, "Herbarium pa
per? I don't think we have it. Perhaps
the art store below may have what you
are enquiring for 1" And when this same
country girl enquired for "Sharp Eyes"
In Bridgeport, she was answered, "Hav
en't heard of tbe book, havn't had a call
for it!"
Such is fame. Milton's "Paradise Lost"
lay and mouldered on the bookstore
shelves for many decades. Bat when we
with "blind eyes" ignore the intelligence
of life around us and think ourselves as
Gods" we can see with "Sharp Eyes"
that the "little dots of animal life" are as
intelligent in their life as we are in ours !
As Gibson says, "In masonry, in peifect
art in constructing means of defense and
attack man has often imitated those in
sects and animals that we looked upon as
beneath contempt." I do not here record
exact words but the idea.
. Take his pictures of the honey bee, the
ichneumon fly and the basket carriers at
work. Don't they say to man, how in-
sigDifie.-nt you are! The basket carrier
beginswith an arch, soon turns a sum
mersault with his arch and builds a bas
ket about himself 1 With the microscope
we see i urselves as others see us," not
i;rt.n.il lirtlo lif wo often disturb;
but tyrants like Dionypiua; conquerors
like Tamerlane ! Dr Gray has given the
world the most complete work on botany
since Linnious ; Gibson the most playful
and enchanting work on ornithology and
etymology and botany. One feels as it
he would like to take bis band and wan
der at noon or midnight to see "the life
of flowers and insects."
We see in his "Sharp Eyes" that God
take? the same pains, tbe same care of
the "little dots cf life" as he does of man,
the elephant and tbe giraffe. The horse
dies that the "bot fly" may be perpetuat
ed ; the germs of giip are cared for at the
sacrifice of man; typhoid germs, all dis
ease germs are governed by the same ab
solute laws as those which run the innu
merable worlds through spaee! Man
should be filled with "wondei, love and
praise ;" but be is often no more in con
sonance with his surroundings than a pig
in a new pen.
We wonder if our esteemed "native ot
Newtown" ever saw in Woodbury river
and the Housatonic the frequent piles ot
stones in May and June made by the
"horned dace" to protect their spawn.
We often wondered at these piles ol
stones as large at times as a bushel bas
ket and in size from a pullet's egg to a
bazel nut, what they were for. One day
while casting for trout we saw a dozen or
more dace about this bright pile of stones.
We saw one approach with "cheeks dis
tended" like a chipmunk's filled with rye.
We saw him or her put out of his mouth
a stone upon tne puei lnis was their
way of protecting their eggs. The black
base, the roach and many other fish make
beds" and stay in them to defend the
"seeds" of their posterity.
The honey bee, with his art in building,
has been an architect and model for man
for "endless ages." JLook at the perfect
boxes, tubes and cans as pictured in
Sharp Eyes." His comb of cylinders
was . a model or construction, without
waste space long before man found the
secret!
The female glow worm only emits tbe
light. - This is an invitation for a beau.
The common lightning bug does the
same. Pope says :
"Who taught the spider to parallels design.
Assure as DeMoiure, without rule or line."
In Nature we see the universal care of
tbe Almighty for all bis created worki:
laws as imperative in little things as in
the government of suns and planets.
G. W. Bradley.
A gentleman of this county who has
excellent judgement, remarked to as tbe
other day that he knew of no pill so good
for constipation, dyspepsia and liver
complaint as De Witt's Little Early Ris
ers. Edgar F. Hawley, Newtown; B.C.
Boll, Sandy Hook. ;

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