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For 30 Days we offer oar entire stock at a dis
count of from 20 to 35 per cent discount from reg
ular prices.
RIDER, BRYANT & CO., t
259 MAIN STREET, D ANBURY, CONN.
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VOLUME XVIII.
NEWTOWN, CONN., KIDAY, MARCH 15, 1895. EIGHT PAGES.
NUMBER 11.
This is a genuine Special Sale, "No Fake." Tf
you are not satisfied we will refund jour money-
RIDER, BRYANT & CO.,
KELIABLS JEWELERS.
259 MAIN STREET, D ANBURY, COKN.
OWN
THE IMMENSE STOCK OF THE
T7vr-A-T,EeS"CT"" FTJKlSriTXJISE 'CO.,
TO BE TURNED INTO CASH AT ONCE. .
B-orjnixtioo of tht company make, this an ab.olut. naeeisity. Good, delivered to aa; depot in the state. The reputat on of this concern
as reliable house turnUhf r is a elsar guarantee that thii sale will be all that it is advertised to be- Our new and elegant stock must go at
soae prioe without delay. Our stook oonsists ot Parlor Suits (thote $300 Suits are not reserred) and odd pieces for the Parlor. Chamber Suits,
(those $200 Solid Mahogany, Bird's Eye Maple. Curly Birch and Oak suits are inoluded in this sale,) Waitresses, Springs, Pillows,Comfortables,
Blankets. Dining Tables and Chairs, Sideboards. Buffets, China Closets, Banquet Lamps, Chiflonieres, Ladies' Desks, Oliice Furniture, Lounges
and Couches, Book Cases, Wardrobes, Stern, Btnges, Crockery, Glassware. Table Cutlery. Tin Ware, Wooden Ware. Kitchen Tables and
Chairs, Easy Chairs, Bocktrs, Hat Backs, ( hildren's Chairs, Cribs and Cradles, Carpets. Mattings. Oil Cloth, Draperies, Shades; aU these and
many more ia numb.rless designs and at all prices- In short we furnish the Home complete, from Cellar to Attic- Do not delay but take imme
diate advantage of this great opportunity- Only one store, but that one is larger than any ether three in this section-
THE LIBERAL HOUSE-FURNISHERS.
135 to 169 East Main St.,cpposite Spring St. JOHN MORIARTT & CO.. Proprietors.
art armies ;hn
ZDerlo-37-, Oon.n.-
When you waut Horse Blankets, Robes, battle Stanchions, Sleds,
Skates, Wringers, Sweepers. Don't forget the spot.
PRICES RIGHT.
ft-
Wliat Do "Y"ou. Tl3.li3.li. !
Two House for $4,000 and $S .000 each. Modern built. Located in view ot Washington Park
For lull particulars call or write.
For Seal EsUte, Fire Insurance, Loans, Rents. Telephone call 464-2-
277 East Main Street. Bridgeport, Conn.
Office hours : 8 to 8 30, 7 to 9. I'ereonal Inspection" in the care of estates.
PIEE1
At this season ot the year when applied by torch to buildings or even Frarie Grass is
vary dangerous element, but when contined in stoves that can be regulated to any degree 01
heat the combination makes the most ornamental, convenient and comfortable apparatus
of the household. None are without something In the shape of a stove, but we have the
hery best makes that are on the market and it your pocket will not allow you to buy the
vlgher grades we also have some of the cheaper ones that are warranted to work well and
give satisfaction. We are sure we can suit you if you are looking for a new stove and will
call on us at any rate we will be pleased to show vou our stock and when we name the
prioavou will not go away without buying unless you are built different from any of our
customers that have called on us so far this year.
Remember we also keep in stock many kinds ol Pumps Iron Sinks Lead and Iron Pipe
and are roady to take contracts tor Tinning, Plumbing and House Heating either by Hot Air
Steam or Hot Water. Yours,
HALL'S,
Sa.x1a.3r ZE-Xcofe Conn.
FIRE SALVAGE SALE !
We have purchased at a very low figure,
3000 pairs of shoes Ladies', Misses' and
Children's -saved from the fire which, on
December 31, destroyed the big shoe fac
tory cf Little, Maxwell & Co , Castle
Square, Boston. A few of these g cds are
slightly scorched, but the great majority
are but ju9 touched by watBr and smoke
receiving no real irjury whatever. The
whole purchase is now on sale and the
prices will cause this sale to be of short
duration.
384 MAIN STREET, BRIDGEPORT, CONN
OUR SPRING ST0CK
OF CLOTHING WILL
BE READY FOR YOUR
INSPECTION NEXT
WEEK.
LEVY BROTHER S,
ONE PRICE CLOTHIERS,
211 Main Street. Danbury, Conn.
A-G-BAKER'S "AD."
Well.now we have had a nice long season ol
rest,haven't we? We from writing "ads" an"1
you from reading them. It ought to have left
us all In a very healthlul and robust condi
tion, but unfortunately those competitors ol
ours and other heartless advertisers had no
sense didn't give you the vacation we did, but
kept right on with their everlasting hammer
ing just t lis same, and statistics show that the
death rale among our weary and long suffer
ing citizens has kept right up to almost the
old mark. It's too bad, they should have fol
lowed our philanthropic example and given
you a rest through these long winter months
while your blood was blue, cold and thin and
your chilblains active. (Isn't it queer what
stupidity is sometimes exhibited in a sick
room), but no, they must keep hotly on your
trail hammer and tongs," 52 weeks in the
year, seven days in the week, so what's the
use in our holding back? Wo might as wel'
join in with the great throng of advertisers
again and help finish you up quickly.
uniy last ween we reaa kdoui a man who
sat in his easy chair reading a Dewspaper,
when without a moment's warning he tell
back dead. Now he might have been reaaing
an editorial, but doubtless it was an "ad,"
who knows? For both are liable to be "live
wires" and charged to shock or kill tender
hearted, uninsulated people or those who
love truth and veracity. (Oh undoubtedly we
shall have to apologize to the editor for this
next wees: or eise pay an anvancea rate;.
Why we have seen statements in the "ads" ol
some of our competitors that we would, in
view of above named tatal result, no more
think ot reading without insulating ourselves
on a rubber air cushion and wearing rubber
rim eye glasses than we would of steadying
our favorite washerwoman while Bhe hangs
ner wasning over a live trolly wire, strange
what stunning, staggering statements we ad
vertisers sometimes make. i. e., "elegant
plush rockers this wek, at 98c each; sold
elsewhere at $4.50, etc, etc." Now if you have
ever followed our ads you have doubtless no
ticed that we have never quoted a single
price nor held out any alluring aide walk de
ceptive baits of this kind Our prices are
marked in plain figures and are all consis
tent one with another and you can buy what
you want, without feeling when you get
home that you got a bargain on one piece.but
got stuck on allthe rest. We have not been
advertising ot late but you surely bavn't for
gotten Hawleyville nor the immense and
carefully selected stock of furniture we carry
there. We venture to say there is not another
concern in the state so favorably located that
tney can oegm to ao tne volume 01 Dusiness
we do on our small expenses, and expenses
certainly hold the balance of power, in these
bard times. v
We shall continue to advertise from this
time on and tell you more about Hawleyville
as the weeks go by (unless our apology to
the editor proves inadequate). All we ask is
come and see our stock before you buy. We
deliver rree 01 freignt charges any wnere witn
in 50 miles and guarantee sale Unlivery.
A. G. BAKER, Furniture Warerooms,
Opposite Union Depot, Hawley
ville, Conn.
J. W. JOHNSON,
BRIDGEPORT,
REAL ESTATE
INSURANCE, LOANS.
DE C. L. G. NICHOLS,
DlCNTIST,
WESTPOBT
Sturges Block. CONN.
STEAL ! !
Yes, a steeljroof 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 prices on the best kind of a
roof.
THE ALBANY DENTISTS,
388 MAIN STREET,
0pp. Cannon St., Bridgeport
PAINLESS
DENTISTRY
AT MODERATE
PRICES.
NEWTOWN SAVINGS BANK Newtown,
Conn. Incorporated 1355.
PI1ILO CLARKE, President; C. H. NORTH
ROP, Treasurer. HOURS 9 a. m. to S p. m.:
Mondays. 7 to 9 p. m.
EDWAHIJS M.SMITH, M.U.
PHYSICIAN AND StTBGEOW.
Offiee and Beside noe Newtown Street
Telephone Connection.
I. P. KLCHAItDSON, M.
PHYSICIAN AND SUBGE0N,
Offioe and Besidenee, Sandy Hook.
D.,
CELEST A. BENEDICT, M. D.,
, Physioian and Surgeon,
842 State St., Bridgeport.
Eleatrieity one of the therapsntio agents. Of.
flee honrnfrom 10 a. m. to 13 m. 2 to 4 p. m.
Paul V. Sunderland, M. I.,
Physician and Surgeon,
- Newtown, Conn.
Office In Sanford Block.
3-Night calls from Grand Central Hotel.
FIRE INSURANCE
Old Reliable Companies. Lowest Bates.
WV A. LEONARD. Newtown, Conn
FAIECHILD & MEAD,
General Insurance Affd Eeal Estate Agents, '
61 FAIRFIELD AVENUE, BRIDGEPORT, CONN
Warner Building, Boom 2.
CHARLES JONAS,
MERCHANT TAILOR, .
' Church St., Newtown Conn.
Homes !
WARREN H-.LAMS0N & CO,
ISUILD AND SELL.
Attractive Dwellings
Monthly Payments.
DON'T FAT BENT.
One for 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 tor particulars Good
Building Lots for sale also on easy monthly
payments.
WARREN Hi LAMS0N & CO-,
Architects and Builders.
765 North Ave. cor Wood Ave., Bridgeport, Ct.
Safe Investment.
Seven oer cent debentures. Interest paid
semi-annually by New York draft of the Build
ing ana joan Association 01 uaKota. urauuuoi
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 by law to 60 per cent
ot their assets. Debentures are a preferred
stock, and all the assets are holden tor the
Davment ot them : in any event there will be
$3 ot assets behind every dollar of 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
of $71,000, the outlook tor the future is promis
ing. 1 believe an investment nere to De as
sate 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 to
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
iudgement in the case we should like you to
have. We court the strictest investigation ol
condition, standing and management. For
sale by
JAMES C. JOHNSON,
General Agent for Connecticut
STEPNEY DEPOT. CT.
Great Reduction.!, Values!
VALUES NEVER BEFORE DREAMED OF
-AT-
BEPBESENTED BY J0EH J-
FOB NEWTOWN AND VICINITT.
N0BTHB0P
FIRE INSURANCE,
REAL ESTATE, .
INVESTMENTS.
j-Just now I have a safe 7 per cent Invest
ment for a limited amount.
B. H. MATT00N,
Pythian Hall, Watertown, Conn.
Telephone.
,If you need insurance of any kind, -write
us and I will send a representative to see you.
B0GARDUS & BRASIE,
TORRINGTON, CONN.
i Everything musical on earth always found at
HOYT'S NEW MUSIC, STORE,
821 MAIN STBEET, DANBUBT, CONN.
THE RELIABLE ONE PRICE
IjO THIERS.
GREAT CONSIGNMENT
SUITS, 0VERC0AT8 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 U3 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,
and Frock Suits of the latest designs. Boys' and Children's
Clothing of every description.
Sack
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-
Do you love your horse well
enough" to treat him humanely? t
BEAN'S PERFECTION FEED BAG.
Price eachis $1.
rat. April 11, 1893, and Jan. 10, 1894.
This bag has an opening tor the oats on each side that closes
automatically when put on the horse, one of which is hall open
in this cut. Made of canvas and galvanized iron. Two bags one
inside 01 the other, with space between theai for 8 quarts of oats,
which drop through into the basin, gradually Billing it about
one inch, directly under the horse's mouth. An opening covered
with wire gauze is directly in front ot the horse's nose, permit
ting him to breath freely while eating This bag prevents waste
gormandizing, slobbering, breathing in the oats It never gets
foul, and positively cures the habit of throwing the head. Four
niinrt.a nf nat.n alnwlv fed where the horse gets them all 18 o
more value than six wasted. We guarantee it the only bag ever offered for sale with these
merits. ,
383 Main Street,. Bridgeport, Conn. .
4 4, $
H. O. LSHMOR.
F. W. MARSH, ORANGE MEBWIN,
BRIDGEPORT SAFE DEPOSIT AND STORAGE VAULTS.
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SAVE YOUR EYESIGHT!
And vour monev. by having leases
properly fitted at moderate prices, by
the most approved methods and best
instruments' : . ;
Sate Deposit Boxes
rented at reasonable rates.
Private Rooms
tor examining papers.
Steel Vaults,
Time Lock,
Watchman.
Marsh,
Merwin &
Lieminon,
Si"5 Main St., -
Bridgeport,
Conn.
Banking and Brokerage,
unoice investmuuus,
Mortgages on Bridgeport.
Beal Estate,
Interest Allowed
on
Deposits.
W. B. SNIFFEN,
BURR & KNAPP, Bankers and Brokers,
363 Main Street, - - - - - . Bridgeport, Conn.
BONDS, STOCKS, MORTGAGES AND DEBENTURES- INSURANCE
STEAMSHIP AND RAILROAD TICKETS
Paying 5, 5 1-2, 6, 7, 7 1-2 and 8 per cent. Deposits received subjai 1 .
paid on same. Securities bought and sold on commission. Foreign -aj
cular Drafts and Bank Money Orders available In all parts of Eur'-
fit and Interest
Exchange. Cir-
SANDY HOOK,
CONN.
T ames Staples cfes Go.,
Trti t rAr1i7A(l UTi ti i lii't tjft ri V and IntArpttt. flllnvod all lmln.tmp.fl n AROOor IT1 01"C .
1N8UHANCE-Fire. Marine. Plate Glass, and miarantea leadinar American and English
companies. REAL ESTATE BouKht.
VATJ :T'S t)t t.h Intent. Annmvfiil c.iti wl.T'nct inn
therewith, Coupons and dividends collected. TRUSTEES OB ADMINISTBATOBS We are
prepared to take the charge and care of estates and property generally.
JAMES STAPLES. P.L.HOLZEB. IT. T. STAPLES.
109 Stats St., Cor. Court, . . - BRIDGEPORT. C05I
XJ Gr S
APOTHECARIES HALL.
XjOA7V7-1j3 W. SOOtll CV
Wholesale and Retail Dealers In MEDICINES, CHEMICALS, PAINTS, OILS, ETC., PEB
SCRIPTIONS carefully compounded by license pharmacists. Best goods.lowest price?.
Special attention given to out-of-town trade.
. MRS JENNIE M. CHURCH, Proprietress.
17 WALL ST-, City Bank Building,
Bridgeport, Conn
BOSTON ODE!ZSra?.Ilj CO.
420 Main St., BEIDGEP0RT
. Aluminum Sets of Teeth which have aid the
advantages ot gold but are much lighter an eas
ier,to wear,' and cost nearly the same as rwbber?
plates, a speclaly. Solid Gold Crowns for teeth
made and fitted while you wait, at. halt the usual
prices. Gold.silver and porcelain fillings. Painless
rlroAtino ami alt nthai. i m n li iia .1 f .lurltiwt rr tl
lowest prfces,aualitv of work warranted nrst-cluss. It you think ot having a plate, dont i (all
to call and see our aluminum plates. B0S10H DSXAL CO. Dr Edward S- Warn, Manager..
SPRING PAINTING-
Tf von are to do anv rjaintlng this 8pring,
you will save money by purchasing your
lead. oil. color, mixed paints and brushes ol
THE
HUBBELL. WADE & RIDER
COMPANY.
(Suoeessori to SWAS ft BOSUHKLlul
362 Water St., - Bridgeport, Conn.
HOUSES, BUILDING LOTS and
- FARMS, ,
Sold or Exchanged- Special Bar
gains in Farms, :
p. N. TARRTNGTON & CO..
Soom Ho. 8. Warier Building. Bridgeport, Ct.
F. H. TAEEIHGTOS ; B- F. ria'
M. G. REAM'S
MONUMENTAL WORKS,
Honsatonie Avenue, Bridgeport.
WE Are The People.
Who sell Harness, Blankets, Trunks
and Bags, at rock bottom prices.
WILSON & WOOSTER,
391 Water St., BridgSDort, Ct
Affairs About Town.
A DAT IN GIBRALTAR-
THE GREAT BEACON ON THE COAST OF
TANGIER. HOW GIBRALTAR LIES.
TOURISTS AND SOLDIERS. THE TOWN
AT THE BASE OF THE ROCK. THE WON
DERFUL STONE GALLERIES.-SPANISH
BEGGARS AND CUSTOM-HOCSE.
Let rue gee. At mv last writinc "we
were still on the wide Atlantic, making
head toward Gibraltar a-d the waters of
'the blue Mediterranean." Snnrlavevpn.
lag, February 17. about six o'clock, wp
come in pijrht of the great light on the
coast of Tarjgier in Africa. This light, I
m told, is called the vrpar. intpmntinnoi
light, because it belongs to five great
nations ; the United States, Great Britain.
T,l i . . . '
r rautc, uermaDy ana spam, as passen
gers eager for every new thing, for days
we oaa Deen stuuviDtr the navigation
chart; but what did we novices know
about it? We had seen our course mark
ed off from day to day; but how did we
snow tnac tne register was true? - And
yet, at the very hour at which we were
expecting it, the great beacon cast out
its pathway of lieht over the eea. So.
though for long years we eail over dark
waters aFd troubled seas, if we only
trust our Pilot, if we only have faith in
the divine Chart he has given, at the
very time when we strain our eves to
catch it, the beacon will be seen on the
Heavenly shore.
lhe da vat Gibraltar willberememhpr.
ed by us all. It is a wonderful Dlace.
and there are many wonderful things to
see. No matter how much love an
American may have for his own beloved
land, as be tiavels and sees what Eng
land has done for her colonies and com
pares the condition of the people who
in immediately contiguous lands, his
RESPECT FOR JOHN BULL
cannot help but rise many degrees.
England is a great Christian nation, and
her beneficent rule is marked .wherever
the Union Jack floats. We should be
proud to claim kinship with our cousins
on the other side of the sea.
The maps in the geography do not give
the school-boy, and much older boys too,
the right idea of the "lay" of Gibraltar.
I always thought the big rock rose right
p from the north side of the straits, and
that the big guns could be aimed at
vessels passing almost beneath the
frowniog heights. That is not so. The
Kock ol Gibraltar does not lie east and
est ; it lies north and south, and fronts
immediately upou a large bay or inden
tation of the Mediterranean sea. Still,
the guns are so pointed that they can
weep practically across the who's
breadth ; and, as their reach is 10 and 12
miles, it would not be well for hostile
nations to think lightly of these fortifica
tions in time of war.
The traveler was right who said that
the two chief products of Gibraltar are
tourists and soldiers. Soldiers are every
where ; at every turn you see them, at
every step you meet them. They wear,
of course, the red coat and small cap
perched in cocked shape upon their heads ;
and most of them look as if their busi
ness were never to smile. There are
,000 of them now at the fortification.
heir least term of service at Gibraltar is
eight years; and those who come from
India serve 12 years, to become thorough
ly accustomed to the climate. Gibraltar
is not, however, all soldiers. The most
beautiful flowers and trees are there:
and the public gardens, kept scrupulous-
neat, met on the hard, smooth road that
winds up the hill, is the glory of the
place. As we saw the lilies and almond
trees in full bloom and all the vegata
tion looking green and fresh as on a May
morning, we indeed felt that we bad
left our New England winter far away.
Gibraltar is not only a great and mas
sive fortress ; it is a good-sized town, too,
of some 15,000 inhabitants or more. As
you see it from the ship, you would say
there were only a few bouses clustered
there at the foot of the rock ; but,
WHEN YOC STEP ON SHORE
and drive through the streets, you won
der where they found space to put it all.
I said "streets , but there is really one
street, Waterport street, or, as in every
town in America, going usually oy tne
name of Main street. This one street is
Gibraltar, and the others are only apolo
gies for streets; they are alley-ways
leading into tnis main cnannet. un tnis
main street every inhabitant in Gibral
tar appears at least once a day ; if he
does cot, he is sick or infirm or else, be
cause of some slight infraction of the
law, he has been taken to the guard
house.
The true idea of the rock as a mighty,
impregnable fortification is gained only
by a visit to tne stone gaueries. mere is
probably nothing anywhere else in the
world that can exactly match these.
They are long avenues which have
been tunneled tnrougn tne sona
rock. How far they actually extend I
do not know, and very few - other
travelers know; for the guide will
only conduct you a certain distance.
John Bull is probably afraid that some
shrewd 1 ankee may some day explore nis
great fort, learn all his secrets, and so,
in very literal fashion, steal the thunder
of bis big guns. At a distance of every
few rods in these galleries are embra
sures, openings out into the free air,
where are placed heavy guns, tnat, in a
time of war, would make echoes through
these galleries which the world never
heard before and make the entire moun
tain seem a horrid monster rising from
out the deep and belching forth the
flames of death. These stone streets
have a chapter of melancholy romance
connected with them. They were built
between the years of 1S3 and 1S9
when the rock was besieged by the
Spaniaids. For four long years this
siege lasted, and the English soliders
under tne
BRAVE GEN ELLIOTT
were at times reduced to sucn outer
straits that they kept themselves barely
alive on the wild grasses and neroa tnat
grew about their mountain borne. Some
of us crawled out through ene of these
oneninss and looked down hundreds of
feet noon the shores of Spain and the
sea.
Aa we leave the town of Gibraltar De-
hind on the way into the borders of Spain
we pass over a causeway tnat spans tne
moat. Beneath this causeway is said to
be a creat powder magazine, so arranged
that, at a moment's notice, the - whole
structure could be blown into the air
and leave the-rock surrounded by water
We breathe a sigh of relief as we reach
the further end of this causeway, the
thought passing our minds that the si
lent sentry may be belaw lighting his
pipe. At the foot of the rocks along
the sea, on a space scarcely large enough
you would eay, for an Irishman to Bet
his chicken-coop, is a village dignified
by the name of Catalin Bay. One hun
dred would be an exaggerated census of
the place. When I asked where the peo-
nip came from who live there, l was told
thev did not come from anywhere, for
t.hev bad always been there. I suppose
like sea-mosees and sea-urchins, they
were indigenous to the rocks. Just as
you approach the border of Spain, you
come upon a strip of land about 25 yards
wide and 300 yards long which the Eng
lish have marked off and called "neutral
round." Snanish soldier pace their
hpat on one Bide of this strip and Eng
Ji&b soldier on the other; and, In looking
at the two, you are not long in discover
ing why Gen Kliott with his diminished
and starving force was able to bold out
for four vears- azainst the armies of
Spain. The Spanish soldier, like every
thing else in Spain, is slow : he ia also
dull and lazy; he would rather roll bis
cigarette than hold his gun and rather
sleep than do either. All persons can
cross this neutral ground ad libitum
during the day ; but, when the first
evening gun has been fired at sunset,
then
. "THE DEAD LINE"
is established and any one trying I to
cross is likely to pay the forfeit of his
lire. This is the gieat place for smug
gling, and the smuggler is a peculiar
specimen of his class. He is a small yel
low dog whom his master owns In Spain.
tor several days be.is starved and thus .
made eager to get 'where he knows a
bone will be his reward. During the
day he is taken over Into Gibraltar, and
just after nightfall a saddle is tied to his
oack nned wltb tobacco (tobacco is free
of duty in England, but is taxed heavily
in Spain.) Then i he canine is released
and he makes quick tracks for borne.
Often he succeed In passing through the
sentry lines, but more often the little
fellow pays his life as a sacrifice for his
devotion to bis bone. Verily, for deeds
that are dark and tricks that are vain,
more people on this earth than the
heathen Chinese are peculiar.
ine end of our afternoon drive brought
us to Linea, the first towu across the
line of Spain. We did not go far be
yond the gate of the city. An introduc
tion thus far was all the acquaintance
we desired to make. Beggars, beggar.
everywhere. We had read In books
about the beggar in eastern cities ; but
what you read in books and what you
see in actual life are sometimes Quite
diflerent things. Surely all of us can
ay, "ibe bait has never been told me."
be beggars hardly allowed us to alight
from the carriage. We were Americans ;
they knew that at once by our strange
dress and our plain nnaccustomedness to
everything around us. We were Ameri
cans; they knew we had plenty of
money, for they bad preyed upon Ameri
can tourists before. Never did harpies
or vultures pounce with greater fury up
on tneir slaughtered victims than this
crowd of beggars pounced upon us. It
was a jargon and confused babel of
voices, but it bad one Interpretation:
Backsheesh: money! a penny, if you
please, mister !' And it was
A COSMOPOLITAN CROWD;
little boys and girls were in it, those just
d enougn to toddle about; and old
men and women were there, whose hairs
had grown gray in their chosen vacation
of living by the sweat of others' brows.
Ibe spanitb maiden, even in the role of
mendicant, is often very pretty. She
has snapping black eyes, and the knows
bow to use them too ; for she tosses her
head roguishly to one side and looks up
at you with sweet smiles and a thousand
unttudied graces which would win your
heart instanter, did yon not feel that
these charms were displayed in a very
unworthy cause. The sight of these
vast hordes of beggars is novel to an
American, and, withal, interesting; but
yet it is a sorrowful picture. Tig true
us a pity tnat triese people know no
better, that they are born into lines of
beggary and squalor ; but the pity 'tis
lis true that tney have no shame about
it and ply their trade upon every prom-
&iog victim lor all that it it worth. -
But 1 must tell you about the SpanHh
custom-house; I don't believe the like
exists outside the bounds of Spain. All
cbe afternoon the stream of wagons and
travelers on foot flowed into the gate of
Linea. Let us stand by and watch the
proceeding. Here comes a man with
bis high roofed wagon and diminutive
donkey. His appearance does not indi
cate that he ever owned anything in his
life wcrtn confiscating; out the custom
bouse cuicials are soon upon him.
Hounds never more fiercely attacked a
pursued and captured deer. - The man is
made to dismount from his seat. His
pockets are turned inside out, while be
holds up his hands. A long thin blade
attached to a wooden handle is thrust
into every crack and cranny of the ve
hicle. Cushions are overturned, cur
tains unrolled, packages opened; in fact,
EVERYTHING IS DONE
except to upset the wagon and take off
the wheels. At last, in desperation at
finding nothing on which duty may be
levied, the ollioials command the unfor
tunate to remove his shoes. Somewhere
in his sock is found a paper of tobacco.
Quick as a cat would snatch at a Hrd
mis contraband article of law is taken
away, and the man ignominiously sent
into a room near by, probably tnere
further to disrobe and yield himself into '
the bands of bis tormentors, if, like
Lot of old, he escapes but wkh his life,
he may count himself happy. America
has her fearful wrongs towards the
poor to account for at the Judgement
Oay; but, from what I have already
seen of other lands, I fervently Eay that
America is good enough for me.
It is getting late, and we must take
the tender and be off to our big ship.
Before we descend into the saloon for
dinner, let us take a last look from the
deck at the mighty rock. It is a huge
lion lying with his face toward Spain, or
it is a stolid Moor in recumbent position,
his long beard fal'ing over his breast;
it is eitner, according as yon Happen to
be feeling and aa you look. At its high
est point it is 1,500 feet high ; it is two
miles and a nan long ana nan a mne
wide. When God said, "Let there be
light," it was there ; when the mighty
angel shall proclaim that time is ended.
its rocky nos snail yet be nnmarrea oy
the blighting fingers of the ages. It
costs England, it is said, $4,000,000 a
year to maintain uus lortincation, wmcn
sum Mr Gladstone thinks a useless ex
pense. What good it is for England to
hold the key of the Mediterranean I do
not know, unless it be for the glory of
having what while in her possession, no
other nation can ever own, the strongest
fortress in the world. fOtis W. Barker,
Cruise S. S. Friesland, Mediterranean
Sea, 150 miles northwest cf Algiers, Feb
ruary 21, 1S95.
The Tuskegee jubilee singers, who ap
peared at the Town hall, last Friday
evening, were very unfortunate, there
being scarcely a "baker'a dozen" out to
hear them. They did not give a long
concert but sang a few melodies to repay
those who did come, and explained the
work of the institute they represert.
Their singing was very excellent and it
is to be regretted that there were not
more oat to bear it.
G. F. Duncombe bas bought a new
wide tire farm wagon, one of the best
makes of li Hatch & Sons, and would be
pleased to show it to any one calling at
his barn. But few people are aware ot
the extensive business carried on by It
Hatch & Sons. Their large factory is lo
cated in New Fairfield. They employ 15
men the year round and make to order
and buila carriages, buggies, heavy and
light bob sleighs out of No. 1 material.
They have on hand over 100 wagons of
various descriptions from the farm w-ag-on
to the finest of top buggies. They
have a large storehouse at Brewettr,
where they keep on sale all kinds of ve
hicles. A new dwelling house is being
built there and Mr Hatch, Jr., expects to
move hia family there in the spring.
When in need of a new wagon call at
their New Fairfield factory;

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