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THE NEWTOWN BEE.
rUBUSHCJD BT THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANT. 4LL.1SON P SMITH KniTOK aHTUUB J. SMITH, BUSINESS MANAGES r $12S Tear, 78 Centi for Six Months 60 Cnt for Four Uonthi, Four CenU a Cosy. IKVTOWI. COM.. FEIDAT, MARCH 22, 1898 Editorial Ink Drops. ANTITOXINE AND DIPHTHERIA. Whether or no one has any Interest or connection with the medical profession, the ditcovery ot the new remedy for the terrible disease, diphtheria, is of vital Importance. With this idea in view the write informally interviewed our local physicians. Dr Smith, whom everyone holds in high esteem, regards the antitoxine treatment of diphtheria as ba?ed on truly scientific principles, and that eventually all contsglous or zymot ic diseases will be treated in a like manner. lie has not yet had occas Ion to use antitoxine, but if he had, he would not hesitate. Dr Smith cor dially believes that this line of treatment la along the march of progress. Dr Paul Sunderland, a recent comer in our midst but having already estab lished a reputation as a skilled practi tioner, says be is Inclined to look favors, bly on the antitoxine treatment. Dr SunderWnd says he has not Investigated the question, however, and would not rare to speak authoritatively. Dr Richardson, Sandy Hook's success ful resident physician, does not think the remedy has been thoroughly tested as yet, so as to tell whether it has come to stay. He has used It in two cases, where the results were highly satisfactory. Dr Klchardson pointed out that Dr Jenner, the discoverer ot the small pox preven tive, was ridiculed at the start. Dr Judson, a veteran in the service, looks npon the remedy favorably. A very Interesting and able paper on this (ub)ect in the Forum for March, by Dr L Emmet Holt, in f peaking of the experiments In France, says: The mortality of diphtheria In Paris in 3000 hoUitl oiiMH irrtUftl nuiiiiK ttiti lour ytari fr- cuOli h ihti tiiuoilucium ut aiittio-ctii-- was 2 per wot. Ol the Iti-sl uUO hunpuui uaBes ol true tltpliitiHtta irntuui witti uuinuxiiie trie mortality wan Out M per cent. T.i-r- are lu ulutfl lu liieae ifcio, only cat- l'i which the illptheila bautlUiN waa louml. At the same time that thuae uaaea ere treaUM oy antltox lue In one hoHpitul. c-a' w re treat t a another, without II, with a mortality otHnper cent; hho tutf Ihaitiie r aulta obtained l the anilu'xti.e coulil not lie explained hy the fact tnaL a mild r t p ol dincane wan tin-ll p evnli. iiiK ,Kvtn ;M pur uenl ieeui a tilKtl morlailly, but 11 la t o r-imHtM-t-t til readlnft thene utail-t-lU--. that every ca,n ot tllpln ti.-rla ad uillt- U to the tioNpitttl tlui him a certain period wa Injected, no mallei lit), tar a.ivancel the itlHant w.fcM llt'l" how itopelt'Ba tue COUilllloli id I he patl ut. t he I,.lr reports from Pari are even more ftnuoui HKtuii Ik 11 ad.iitloiial eaa-the miir. tally wim out 14 I 2 p r c-ii' ; atio--lii tuat wlih a i-lt-r u .il. iKtiiiioiiiK ol tin- u- ot ilia a UoX'iie a l Krealer nkrl lu pr p-iring It, til r -mil Itav- ue u at.-ailllv llni'i'--V tntf ll la illlll iiitl to luiiatu' til.' jcoll-'iut-lil wtili'li llaa Oe ii pi'iHluc.l In Pal In o t tlln itltc iVei Nol old) tue mt died prolea-'toii hut til- pub lie h-.ve Kone win! over it lu trite French lash lou lirpoit-i uu the results of experiment--In ihlf onunliy, nil In ugh not as yet C'l.ivii cm g fK i ho-e f iom abroad, are ru c i K' K a 1 publit-, as wt 11 as tin n.iii'cr piiliMloii lit ir, mr d t pl in tel. end L. c l.c UUihM til- nillcie, D Il. it diao iln-te coiiviuili g ou uiu I ii- : lu e-.tiuiattUK the value ot the ul llnhed re p l la ll r- Ii- ulu tic know u thai the Uluj.ji lly ol luea' have Ot- u made by uicu who uwi neeu much oi ulpiiiiit ila and w ho knew well wbal Ha naiurai i-ouie la Alno that care haa umi taken to -exclude all caaea oi"lalae"diphtherla or llioa-lu wlilfh the Uiphttiei la baclilua was abafiit, no that theae make up t veiy larg proiM.itlou ol the miidcaa a oueo luc.udeo a dlpllluerttf. The atilkiuK and Immediate lall In Ih moi talliy in borpilalo tor Uiputherla,Iroiu 40 or 60 per cent to troui 10 10 itt jer cent aa In tnt rro .i U Kiveu. la iim marked u Ue acci dental, mpeutally lio It Una been noted lu all putaol tile world ah-re the Ireatuieni - tiaa been U'leu. llut alter all baa been aaid. the peiaoi.al obaeivatlou of caaea, even t'loUKU Una numlH-r 1 not large, la mora con Tlnclna man auv atatlatiua. it Is tbia whlnb baa made m convert ot almost every observer w me new treatment. This subject Is further Illuminated by two excellent article! In the March Me Clure's. Dr II. M. Bigg's says that it Is certainly demonstrated that the value of the cure la very great, and that It la an Immense advance on any previously known treatment ot diphtheria. He ayi, moreover, that It Is a distinct injus tice tp Judge antitoxine by the history of Koch's tubeiculln, to which the dip- therla remedy bears only a superficial re semblance. As to the expense of the production of antitoxine Dr Biggs writes : Tbe production ol antitoxine requires con siderable time, a nigh grade ol technical skill, anil la attended with a very considerable ex . penae. 1 (ve coat ol the remedy in this coun try up to the present lime uas been excessive Where It could tie obtained at all, the price has beea from 3 to Sl'i m dose, depending up on the strenKtn ot the serum. The prices have now been very much reduced, and prob ably there will be a still further reduction, as the supply is more nearly equal to the de niand ; but under all conditions it must be a comparatively expensive remedy. ia If it Is going to narrow down to a fight between the Consolidated and the traction or electric railway companies, we hope the Consolidated people will win. Look at the business side of the question for a moment. The Consoli dated road Is, paying something like 000,000 a year In taxes to the state. ' It has bought Its right of way and pays for Its privileges. The electric railways are mostly controlled by corporation owred by parties Outside the state. They come lpto Connecticut, and paying scarcely any tax, gobble op our high ways, make travel by. carriage un comfortable, if not dangerous, and make the most outrageous demands on town and city governments. ' We are not saying, mind you, that the electric rail- way r are not a benefit and that as far as they do not over-ride the rights of the people, they ought to be encourag ed. But we think It Is a grievous wrong to the tax payers to bavo en' highways given over bodily to the trac tion cojipanies, because forsooth some Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report ABdOSJUTEtX PCBE real estate owner may want to boom hi? healthy town lots la Pooduck swamps. We don't blame the Consolidated people for kicking against these greedy traction companies who only want the earth and a fence around it. The state (ought to protect Its greatest corporation, monop oly if you please to call it, to a reasona ble extent, as hundreds of widows and tbe like are dependent on the little divi dend they quarterly receive. t Every honest man is frank enough to admit the Consolidated one of the finest railroad systems In this country, and to their; credit be it said, that where they have se cured control of branch lines, freight and passenger rates have dropped and the service has improved. It the trac tion companies are to take possession of our highways let 'em pay handsomely for the privilege. As we said before,the Interest: of the tax payers demand it. Those in charge of the Newtown ea tertainment course state that they can name over 100 people ln Newtown and vicinity who have not only attended all the high-priced lectures and entertain ments given thus far, but who have i ro cured their reeerved" seats In advance. There have been many more, of course, who have attended two out of the three entertainments, and nearly 100 seats have been sold, a week in advance, for Murray's lecture, next Thursday even ing. Mewtown must take a front place as an intellectual community. Here is a little item showing how ad vertising in The Bee pays. On Friday morning last, Minott Augur of Sandy Hook picked up bis Bee and saw the ad vertisement of H. W. Wright of Shelton advertising a meat wagon. Before 11 o'clock of the same day Mr Augur had purchased the wagon. Mr Wright had several answers to his advertisement. If you have to sell or want to buy try it and see if advertising don't pay. We would like to see Connecticut pass a law which would put all tramp3 and criminals at work on our highways. It would solve the road problem, and the vexed qaestiou of how to keep the crimi nal clasees employed. They say that Kahway, N. J., has had no tramps since they were put to work on the streets in a chain gang. The town has purchased a car load of cushed rock for repairing the macad aru'Z' d road beween the Street and the Depot. Would it no; be ecouomy for the town to buy a portable rock crusher and move it 'rourd wherever needed l'lii-t would look toward a permanent jt-tt iu of road improvement. iu Faiilielii County. STEPiNEl AND VICINITY. MISS UILBKKT ilK UAWUY. I'tiuii-Uat evening, iVJaicli H, will long ue it-uit-in be i m b lUe gue-ts who WK es ed the Uiai I iag ol Ml- Llllie M, tin-; only dnuglJier of Levi GnOeri, auu Villon B. Ht w ley ol Su-pu-sy Ou'au c uut ol the critical Illtieoo ot Dea Burr tlawl-, tattler ot tile groom, it was de cided that ttie wedding ceremony which nad been arranged to be held in tbe vletiioilirt church, -should be of a quit t uature, at the home ot tbe bride, iu Mr Uilbert's tine and spaciou. residence, sit uated on a most couiinai diDg hillaide,for which Newtown s so famous, and it can be faithfully called a perfect and model home for a progressive farmer. Most of itie guests were immediate relatives of the tamlly. At Just 8 o'clock the two fairy like children, liable (jubert and M .dge Peck, dressed in white, daintily walked into the handsome parlors, and each taking In the hand long white satin ribbons, which were held at tbe farther end by evergreen rosettes in tbe beauti fully decorated alcove, thus forming an aisle, into which tne bridal couple were ushered, followed by tbe stately and ven erable Kev J. B. Merwin, D. D., who, after a few most appropriate and well chosen words, and tne pngnting one to the other of their faith by means of the emblematic ring, pronounced tnem Hus band and wife. It was a beautiful scene, the bride so fair dressed in an elegant white silk bengalme, the long white veil and decked with snowy white carnations, tbe groom a picture of neatness in his -ult of black. The alcove atthe extreme end of the parlors was handsomely trim med with evergreen wreaths and massive festoons, while In the center hung a large evergreen horse shoe, studded with car nations. Inside were suspended the sug gestive Initials "H. O." On either side of the alcove were pyramid frames con taining potted plants, forming solid banks of beautiful and fragrant flowers. The rooms were so lighted as to give a mellow, golden tint, and tbe effect was most pleasing. Immediately after tbe congratulations were offered the bride and groom led the way Into the large dining room where two long tables bur dened with many kinds of meats, salads, cakes, fruits, confectionery, ices- and creams awaited the merry guests. - Con spicuous upon the bride's table was a large and handsome wedding loaf, orna mented with a delicate bell of most ex quisite design, and so inclined as to indi cate Its readiness to ring out at any mo ment in joyous notes. Among the many and handsome presents were a beantiful oak sideboard with large oval mirror, pi ano and parlor lamps, many fine pieces of silverware, an elegant tea set, china tea set, handsome pictures, rugs and dainty pieces of needlework, etc. It was one of those weddings where chilly for mality is laid aside and social enjoyment tbe only thought. At 11 Mr and Mrs Hawley departed amid a shower of rice and oats for tbeir'bew borne in Stepney, which has recently been handsomely dec orated and elegantly furnished through out. Frv.nk Gilbert, brother of the bride, presided at the organ, the selection being "The Bridal March." Later In the even Ing Mr Potter of Bridgeport and Mr Peck of Newtown entertained tbe Company with violin SHlectlon", while Mr Gilbert accompanied upon the piano. DEATH OF MRS MARY PECK. The body of Mrs Mary Peck of Bing ham pton, N. Y., wa sent to Sexton Haves, on Monday week, for burial in the famliv pl't. She w quite agpd,bn Ing nearly 00 years old. Her maiden naniH wa Perk, oldest daughter of the late Truman Peck, who formerly owned the old tavern property in the upper part of the village now occupied bv Henry Nichols. She married George Peck, who for many years was In charge of the Fairfield jaij. Her son, Levi Peck, died last December iu California. On account of sickness in the daughter's family, with whom she had lived, none of the friends were able to be present at the burial which was conducted by Pastor Jones of the Baptist church. TASHTJA. Kev R. B. Whipple has accepted a call to become rector of Chrit church, Tashua, and Christ church, Easton. He is to take charge April 1. Miss Lillie Mailett, wkh a party of of friends from Bridgeport, started, March 16, on an extended trip through the Southern states, and on to Califor nia. Charles and Samuel Seeley are carting a number of telegraph poles to Stepney Depot, bought of A. B. and L. N. Mai lett. Born, March 12, a son to Mr and Mrs Gporge Gessenger. ' Mrs Annie Bennett is caring for Mrs Eleanor Andrews in Easton. Mrs O. 8. Mailett has returnad from a visit iu Easton. -, Mrs Parthena Wrheeler is with her brother, A. B. Mailett. BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES. Rev Mr J nes will occupy tbe pulpit Su iday afternoon at 1 o'clock. He will preach at Berkshire at 3.30 and at the Judd schoolhoue at 6.30. W. Lind of New York, Mrs Jones' brother, was at the parsonage over Sun dav. Rev A. R. Lutz preached in the Baptist church, Sunday. Pastor Jones preached at Summit, IN. J. Webster's International dictionary, the life of Gen Sheridan, two volumes, ra mous American Authors, Famous En glish Authors and Poor Boys Who Have Become Famous, nave been added to toe library of the Birdsey Plain district, the result of work done by Miss Lillian Lew is, the present efficient teacher. Other books will be added very soon. Miss Ethel Hoyt ot Newtown visited over Sunday with her sister, Mrs C. W. Edwards. Mrs Davis of Danbury has visited at George Turner's. She has an embroid ered bed spread which she (,is selling by ticket. Mrs B. H. French has been appointed administratrix on the estate other sifter, the late Mrs Manning, and will not re turn home at present. Birdeye Sherman is on the sick list. The eminent lecturer, David Christie Murray, appears at the Town hall In iNewtown, next week 'inursaay evening the 28th. He will be well worth hearing A pair of spectacles have been found by George Coley, which he would be pleased to return to owner. Henry Wells and John Doran of Ro- wayton have been entertained at tbe Methodist parsonage. Also Lecturer Rmsom, who is visiting the schools in this vicinity giving an entertainment with the magic lantern, principally views tending to educate. R-v Mr Merwin is spending a few days in New York city. Rev Mr Jones preached in New Jersey, last Sunday. John Baird is very sick with grip. Lothian Kennels shipped a fine collie to Cnattanooga, lenn., this week, to 8 nephew of Gov Evans of that state. He has bad three collies rrom this Kennel About April 3, tbe Methodist church will be the scene of another wedding Dr Merwin, who has no superior in the pleasing management of such ceremon i", will offluite. Mls Annip J Seeley, who has been ir Florida and other southern stare during (he oust winter- has returned to the vil Ixge and is boarding with Mrs Samuel Powell Burr Hawlpy was able to sit up in hi ouch f-r a few minutes, fur the first time on Teeedav. It is rumored around that he was suffering with typhoid fever. We are glad to state this not to be a fact but that he is gaining strength, thougri very slowly. Arthur Tyrrell is repovering from an a t r m c K ot tne grip. Representative Hull's time being fullv occupied bv ih gal and legislative bus! nes, the school--allotted to him will b visi'erl bv C. E O borne. Edgar North-op. who was for several ypMr clerk for B Hawlev, has been en gaged to assist tbe firm during Mr Haw lp 's sickness. Union Business College Bridgeport. STRATFORD. THE LATE GEORGE H SPALL. The Congregational church was filled with sorrowing iriends at toe lunerai service over the remains of our fellow townsman. Ex Postmaster George H Spall, who dropped dead in the Grand tJentral Station, JNew xorK, last week Delegations from the Grand Army, the zd Connecticut Light Battery, tne Ma sonic order, Veterans' association of Company K and tbe social clubs were present. The services were conducted by Rev Joel S. Ives and the interment made In tbe family plot in Union ceme tery. The choir or tne cnurcn took charge of the musical part of the service and were assisted by Mrs Brown, who sang "I know that my Redeemer liveth." i he pall bearers were Stiles Judson, T. 11. Fairchild, a. F. Meaehen, S. C. Dick ingon, Judge R H. Russell and II. B. O I.E. - . OU11LU. DEATH OF ASA SEYMOUR CURTIS. Asa Seymour Curtis, one of our best known and oldest citizens, died at bit- home on Academy Hill on Monday after noon, n his 82d year. Tbe funeral ser vices were held on Thursday afternoon. Mrs C. P, Collins of Detroit,. Mich., It viHtmg Mrs ttiisa on King street. The Chautauqua circle held its annual banquet with its -president, W. E, Peck, on Long Brook avenue. It was one of the most attractive and successful events in the history ot the society. Presl dent Peck officiated as toast master In his usual pleasing manner. Mrs Fred Doolittle died at her home on Strawberry Hill; Friday night, leav ing a husband and several small chil dren to mourn her loss. Principal Chaffin has had a severe at tack of tbe grip. - The W. F. M. society met, Thursday afternoon, .with Mrs Julius Thomas. Ex-Judge R. T. Pickett of New Haven will speak on temperance in the Metho dist church, Sunday evening, March 31 Charles Stags has sold four building lots on Nichols avenue. A large audience listened to the lec ture by Dr N. E. Wordin at Town hall. Monday evening. The lecture was il lustrated by stereopticon views which were not particlarly well managed.: it. B. Dorman has gone to New York to engage in the undertaking business. Capt A. A. Blekeman of the old Do minion Steamship Line spent Sundaj with bi family on Broad street. ' ; ' . Rev J. S. Ives has returned home from a trip to North Carolina. - The lyceum connected -with the Lnn dy's Lane Baptist church gave a ven irterp'sting entertainment in their church, last Sunday. They are preparing for graed concert to be given in Town ball at an early day. The high school and all the stores ir town were closed during the funeral ser vIcps at the Congregational church ot the latp Georgp H Spall. DsV'd Fitngera'd received a car load of cattle, last Tburtday. - Mrs G. F. Banks and son of St Louis, Mo.,' are visiting Mrs Charleb Wolfe of Main street. Mr McNamara bat moved into his new store and when he get!, everything into place will have a very ; attractive place of bu-iness. Tbe Cupheags have moved into their new quarters. Charles Blakeelee ii puttirfg in a cel lar for a rew hou e on Sutton avenue for a Mr Robertson of Bridgeport. One of Dr Lewis' children is quite ill with nneumonia. Henry 'IhomDson, the man wno is walking around tbe world from San Francisco. Dassed tnrougn tnia town. last week. He called at the railroad station and received a certificate from tbe agent that be had been there on a certain day and date. - Charles ,1. Hughes has just erected a very handsome granite monument on the family plot belonging to Jfizra wnit. ing in Union cemetery. It is a solid, substantial cottage monument built from Niantic granite and presents a very im posing appearance. ; union Business ;ouege, -Bridgeport;. GREENFIELD HILL. OUR GRANGE FRIENDS. Those who were fortunate enough to at tend the me ting, Tuesday evening, March 19. of the Greenfield Hill Grange, wo..ioo, enjoyed a rare treat. Some very inter esting oaners were read. Miss Nell e Booth and Raymond fliatson, taking tne ide or "Sinele blessedness a reality," while Mrs C. H. Bradley and Joseph Hill showed how "Single blessedness" was a delusion. Mrs Bradley gave a, striking illustration from youth to old age wnico brought down the house. A recitation was given by Miss Mamie Merwin and a reading by Miss Ada Banks. Four new names were proposed for membership, Mr and Mrs Leslie A. Jennings, Henry Mills and Fred Dunham. The next meeting will be held, Tuesday, April 2, the 8ubjct beidg "Strawberry culture," by John C. Lobdell. Readings were given bv Miss A. M. Watemin and E. S. P. Pease. A SOCIAL EVENT. Seventy-five or more gathered at Dea Banks' on Thursday evening at the pound sociable. A very enjoyable time was had. Plenty of refreshments were furnished to satisfy all. Simon Bradley was chosen auctioneer to dispose of the pound packages which were contributed. There were a great variety such as can dy, nuts, salt, sugar, raisins, eggs, cocoa nuts, dried apples and peaches, etc. Bidding was brisk and as the purchasers was ignorant as to the contents of bis package there was much fun and merri ment as each one peeped in to see what prize he or she had secured. Something over $18 was added to the organ fund. The evening passed altogether too quickly. Mrs Bradley Merwin has been dress making a few days for Mrs Maria Kee- er. Willis Hutchinsoa of Bridgeport is spending his vacation at his grand mother s. Charles Baker is comtemplating build' ing a blacksmith hop for his nephew on the macadamized road, just above Mau rice Culls'. Little Lottie Burr Hoeg, youngest daughter of Frederick F. and the late Olive ft. Hoeg of Brooklyn, is very sick. William H. Hull is in pursuit of a new horse. Dea and Mrs N. B. Hill have visited friends in Hull's Farms. Whooping cough is raging in the Green's Farms school, taught by . Miss Gorham. George Merwin expects to commence work on bis Jarm. this spring. Mrs H. B. Burr desires to express her sincere thanks to the neighbors who so kindly assisted her during tbe last ill nes of the late Mrs AMen Gould. H. R Elwood ran off tbe embankment on Academy hill, Friday evening, hurt ing his arm and breaking bis carriage badly. Union business College, Bridgeport. Mrs Adrie Sherwood has ber bay win- low handsomely decorated with potted nlants, wa.x pinks, begonias, cactus, etc she has five callas budded which will be tilo'somed for Easter Miss Elsie Sherwood has been out of cbool for two days with a cold. MONROE DEATH OF MRS DRUMMOND. Mrs Drummotid, tbe aged mother of Mr Sinclair, fell, last week, and it is upposed that her hip was broken Being very heavy, the fall caused her leath, which took place on Thursday I'he remains were taken to the house of ner son in Brooklyn on Friday. The ln prment was i Greenwood cemetery MrslMnclair and Robert also went down, EAST VILLAGE. Preaching services will be held, next Sunday, at 1.30 and Sunday school at 12.30. Tbe social held at tbe residence of Mr ind Mrs William' Blackman, on Tues day evening, by tbe Aid society, was a -nccess in every, way. The program of amusement was excellent. Our hostess had the table beautifully arranged and sumptuously supplied. We extend to Mr and Mrs BiacKman our neartiest thanks for tbe good time we had under chelr splendid entertainment. On Thursday evening, March 28, tbe aid society wui give a "JNew England -upper" at the residence of Mr and Mrs W. W. Bliss. The admission and supper will be lo cents. This "entertainment is intended to be tbe last during this con ference year. As it is the last, we want it to be tbe best. The ladies are work ing for its success now and will continue way into rnursday mgnt. uome and help them in their effort. If stormy the supper will be held tne tirBt rair evening Jennie Hubbell has moved over to Marshall Beach's. Albert Wheeler and daughter, Miss Edith, are recovering from their illness. Henry Hurd's people are also better. F. W. Wheeler has been sick for a week. Mrs Wheeler Is poorly now. Marshall Beach has just' received a large consignment of flour. ' Union Business College, Bridgeport. LONG HILL. AT GRACE CHURCH. Fourth Sunday in Lent, March 24: At 9 30 a. m lioly communion ; at 10.30, morning prayer, - Litany and sermon; Sunday school after morning service, Thursday, March 21, at 7 p. m., special evening service and sermon by Kev William strotner Jones, l. l. The special preacher for March 28 will be Kev li. jn, uooth, rector 01 Trinity church, Bridgeport. A very good number attended the ser vice on Thursday evening, March 14, and listened to an able ard helpful sermon bv Rev William E. Hooker of Wilton. ' METHODIST CHURCH NOTES. The ladies of the Long Hill Methodist church will hold a sociable atthe church hall on Tuesday evening, March 26. It stormy it will be on Wednesday, tbe 27th. Among the Interesting features of the evening will be the inspection of a unique loan exhibition and the presentation of an autograph quilt to tne pastor. The us ual supper will be provided. All are cordially invited to attend. ; The presiding elder, Rev. Dr Beach tireacbed, last Sunday afternoon, in tbe Methodist church and held the last quar terly conference of this conference year. The society have given their pastor, Rev Mr Gurney, an invitation to come back another year. " "; One of our energetic citizens, who 'ately had some articles stolen from his lee, fortunately secured a clue which ne promptly followed up, and was suc .eful In fixing the guilt npon parties n Bridgppoit, who it is thought may be responsible for several of the thefts that nave occurred in this vicinity lately. Iti is a satisfaction to know that through THEY CAZTT ESCAPE. The liver when active is the watch-dog of the system the de- etrr,vi of crprmfl and I Li impurities. The truth 1 tOI is: ninety-nine out of every hundred dis eases begin with a sluggish liver. A slight cold or chill may amount to some thing serious. If you correct the liver you'll cure the cold. Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets rouse the liver to vigorous ac tion. After dinner. if you're bilious, take one of these tiny, sugar-coated Pellets. Take them when you have wind or pain, in stomach, giddiness, fullness, loss of ap petite, or when you suffer from costive fcj ness, indigestion, sick i . .,. , 1 . or DiuouB neauiicues. - The makers take the " risk of their benefiting you. If they're not satis factory, your money is refunded. Can you ask more? What you are sure of, if you use Dr. Sage's Catarrh Remedy, is either a perfect and permanent cure for youi1 "Catarrh, no matter how bad vour case mav be. or $500 in cash. The proprietors of the medicine promise to pay you the money, if they can't cure you. this clever bit of detective work the guilty parties have been forced to make a prompt and satisfactory settlement on more than one account. Miss Agnes Beardsiey, who has for several weeks been visiting her sister in this place, has returned to her home in Monroe. George Fulford was home over Sunday, , Mrs C. Downs spent Sunday in New town at her brother's. SOUTHPORT. THE VILLAGE AND VICINITY. Mr Kerrigan has purchased the Row land homestead, on Wakeman avenue. Last Friday evening, Hezekiah R. El wood, while driving on tbe Greenfield Hill road, ran off the embankment. The team was upset and Mr Elwood was se verely injured. A fruit against tbe town may result. James Steele was thrown from a trol ley car while itwas going around a curve, a few days ago, and was dragged some distance and pretty well shaken up. The trolley cars are cfif the track most or. the time, me excuse is tnat tne ran? are spreading on account of the frost. Born, to Dr and Mrs B. H. Wells of New York, a dangbter. Miss Lacey's school is closed, because she has the grip. W. E. Purdy has been exonerated ty superintendent Sheppard. Rev W. H. Shermm preached in Trin ity, Wednesday evening. Next Wed nesday Rev Dr Kirby of Rye, N. Y., will supply. Fred S. Mills, a capenter for the Con solidated railroad, htd hi? hand smashed last week. One finger had to be ampu tared. It is exppcted that the new organ for Trinity church will be nnlsnedand ready for use bv June 1.- A number nf our citizens are anxious ly waiting t r the decision of tbe Su pre me Court on the income tax question Miss Simpson or Brooklyn, iN. 1., 1 guest of S. C Sherwood. Jprpmiah O'Connor died at his home in Green's Farms after a long illness. He wa 73 rears of ag. . Mr and M-s Bannon have visited friends in town. A horse owned by Bpn Hawkins r- Hull's Farms was run into ypstpr.day and so badly hurt that it had to be shot The George Edwin nf Banks' line and the Mary Lib of Jennings' line made port on Tuesday. Union Business College Bridgeport. - In Litchfield Count). WATERTOWN. AN HISTORIC AUCTION. All the bou-ehold effect and farming utensil which were used by the Hon Owen Brown King, formerly of Water- town, but now of Chicago, were sold at public arction, last Tuesday, by Auc tioneer Charles Smith. According to watertown record good prices ruled on most things. Mr King's famous silk bat, which he wore in his palmy days, was put up and bought in by Thomas Shields at tbe low figure of 40 cents, although it was judged wo- th 810. Tom was pleas ed with his bargain and lost no time in snowing it around to tne boys, lie band ed it to Mr Wheeler, the depot agent,wbo after examining it carefully placed it on the street and used it as a football, much to the chagrin of Tom, who made an at tempt to follow and get the historic hat, but Tom was no equal in the football race with the young and muscular athlete Tom says, "Begorra I'll get even with bim lor tnat yet." THE SPRING CATTLE SHOW. The annual spring cattle show was held on the highway in front of the Masonic hall, last Tuesday. Tbe weath er was all that could be desired. Cool, crisp and bright, making the roads which were recently in bad shape in fairly good condition. -But in spite of all these ad vantages there were only 63 yoke on tbe ground, which is alarmingly small com pared with former years. With tbe pro gress and growth of tbe town,, tbe ox disappears and his place is filled with the horse w ho is much quicker and better adopted to a progressive people. There was no sales or exchanges. The Grange kept open bouse and served a "tang up dinner for 25 cents, with tbe smiles of the pretty damsels thrown in as they 'flitted hither and thither on the hospitable mis sion of feeding tne hungry. ' THE NEW TOWN HALL. Barlow Brothers are now engaged put ting the 8 team beating apparatus In tbe new town hall. The building when finished (the committee in charge say) will be a modern hall in every sense of the word. Lighted throughout by gas, heated by steam, and seated with the most modern and comfortable opera' chairs. There is considerable talk now of putting tn a gallery la the west end to seat aoouc lou. t ne nan win seat about 400 and -this is thought by many to be inadequate. A gallery in a hall of this size with a high ceiling would undoubted ly improve tbe looks as well as give better accommodations at sucn times as Memori al day or campaign times. Or in case of a errand ball for tbe benefit of some good ohject. Tbose not wishing to dance can sit in the gallery, leaving tbe floor space for the dancers. The next meeting of tbe Christ church parish club -will be held In the parish rooms Wednesday evening, March 27. at 8 o'clock. Rev Edmund Rowland D. D , of 8t John's, Waterbnry, and Rev H. N. I unnirgnam will address tne cino on "Conservative progress in the church." Every wale member of tbe parish is wel come, no matter whether he is a member of the club or not. Mrs Georite Bassptt, who became In sane after an attack of the grip several weeks Bgo, is soroewba- improved. Columbia lodge. r. 12. K. or t'., WOrK- ed the third rank,last Thursday evening. The lodge is making extensive prepara tions for tbe reception of Speedwa 11 Dry Goods SMITH, MUERAY & CO., -SUCCESSORS TO Barnum Building, Copeland Bros Old Stand. Outside March is Showing itBelf. Inside Now is the time for your selections, WASH GOODS. Week after week we tell you about the beautiful Wash Stuffs. There's such a grand collection here that we- can't help it. COTTON-DE-LAINES,40 inches wide price 10c per yard. SATIN SURAHS, a Twill Cotton Goods, patterns very desirable, good widths, price 8c per yard. -' -PRINCESS DUCK, in blue, pink And white grounds, with stripes and plaids, over 50 pieces for a selection, and the t price sc per yard. CARPETS FOR THE SPRING TRADE As to kind of Carpet, a glance will tell you whether the Carpet is handsome or not. But how about quality? There SMITH, MUERAY & CO., BRIDGEPORT, lodge on tbe evening of April 11, whose fatuous degree will exen-plily tbe rank of knight. Farmers who now revel in the luxury of keeping one or more pairs of oxen must either shoe them at home or drive to some other town. When Hudson Brothers bought r he blacksmith shop and property oft Jay Morehouse near the de pot it was in rather a dilapidated condi tion. Tbe present owners have kept im proving the property little by little so that now you could hardly distinguish the least semblance of the old (-hop The lact act of progress was the jcrioii of the ox frame. This frame was an eyi sore to many and to none more thai Foreman Shields. Yet he strenuously b jcted to its being removed until the held a "rale ow'd Irish wke" over it Messrs Hudson have put in its plce -r ice array of shelves fiildwith Coucl varnish and Spencer & Grant's houe paints, from which tbey expect to realiz more profit than the ox frame. Ail lovers of music will be pleased fr b now that a special train will run fron Waterbury to Watertown after the en tertainment by the PhilharmoniccluD at Leavenworth hall. Contractor Warner, who was mention ed in this column of last week-as having his leg broken, is getting along nicely. WASHINGTON. PERSONAL JOTTINGS. Mrs Dea Ualpin has been quite ill with grip for several days. Wallace Richmond expects soon tr move into bis house at New Preston, which be bought of George Nobles. The ladies' rending circle met with Mrs Dr Brown on Tuesday. The last chap ter of the book on Evolution was read Tea was served. A. G. Baker's family of Danbury re turn to their house for the summer in about two weeks. Rev Mr Breckenridge of Hartford has been in town for a few days. The Calhoun street scholars are prac ticing at the Town ball, for an entertain ment tbe last day of school. Mrs Kezia Mitchell has rented ner house on the corner to city parties, except the few north rooms which she will oc cupy herself. Mrs Henry Woodruff has been quite ill for a few days. Mr woodrunnas sprain ed his knee and uses crutches. Mrs Adams has gone to New Jersey for a few days. Mrs Fanny Brinsmade has been in Derby for a few days. Lenten services are held every week at Mrs K. J. Hurlbut's, Wednesdays at 4 o'clock.after the sewing society. Widow Russell of Blackville has been very ill and the neighbors have cared for her. .- - George Watts spent last Sunday in Danbury witn ueorge Baker. A select dinner party was given at Frank Kilbnurn's, last Saturday, in honor of Wilbur Jul bourn s 22d birthday. , WOODBURY. : - Services at St Paul's, next Sunday, a follows: Holy Communion at 10 a. m. : morning prayer, Litany and sermon at 10.40 ; Sunday ecnool at iz; evening prayer and address on "Church History" at 7 p. m 4 - The. women's auxiliary and the Sea bnry club will meet at the rectory on Saturday at 2 p. m., and the Friendly helpers will meet at Mrs Huntington's the same hour. BETHLEHEM. . - Next Sunday, being Mid-Lent, there will be a celebration of tbe Holy Com munion at Christ cburch at the regular hour of afternoon service. . ' . - A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY. . About two years ago an institute for the scientific' treatment of dipsomania and drunkennesr wa. opened in this city Since that time it baa cured hundreds of Datients from every quarter of the state. That these diseases can be permanently cured, we have demonstrated in so many cases that skepticism cannot exist if one has interest enough to investigate our methods of treatment or interview our Datlents. An opportunity to receive foil course of treatment, board and room is offered for a short time at reasonnhle rates. Write for rarticiils-s fU. 8. Gold Cure Institute, Box 522, Bridgeport, Conn. News. March 22,1895. W. B. HALL & CO.,- there are grand suggestions for spring while the stock is fresh and rew. are grades and grades. Simply getting a Wilton or a Moquette or Velvet (even if you actually get it) isn't tbe all in all, there are inferior makes of amost every carpet kind. Only the best goods of any class have a welcome in the Carpet store (or any where else in tbe bouse for that matter) but the prices are uniformly as low as in ferior makes are sold for roundout. t " SMYRNA RUGS. These Rugs, double-faced, cannot be beat for good, hardworking qualities. STRAW MATTINGS. Fancy matting, 10c. White matting, 12 1 2c. Fancy seamless matting, 15 and 19c. Japanese cot. warp, 21c. Inlaid, 33c. CONN. C. H. BENNETT & "SET THE EALL EOLUiVG." NEW SPRING SHOES AND 0XF0KDS In Every Style and Color. I lot ladies' dongola kid button and lace shoes. QQri DOJ I lot ladies' fine uonpola kid button J QQ and lace eiioes, all styles, ijliCO I 'ot ladies' dong-la kid Oxfords, PQfl plain and patent tip. JOJ TRUNKS AND BAGS C. H. BENNETT & SON'S, 367 MAIN STREET, BRIDGEPORT, CONN. iREVERSIBLE LEVEL LAND PLOW liOLOBOARD FOR LEVEL LAND OR HILLSIDES. a"u ",ui A. 11. DIM0ND & SON. - Opposite the Fountain, BETHEL. CONN. To the Citizens of Fairfield and Litchfield Coun ties, and all our old Friends. Call at C. E.tHusted & Son. No 107 State street and examine oar goods in china and glass and fancy articles forjrifts. lamps, etc- Ev erything in the housefurnishing line- The holidays are near, we have , a fine display, we! want your trade. We will serve yon well and will sell yon goods as low as the lowest- Don't fail to call and see us, 107 State street, Barnum Union Building. , , " ' , ' HOW'S THE How's the harness? Thinking of a ITn.nn QnJ..0 T. .....I A. 1 ' exceptional good time and place to rood a. ; ; 42 Fairfield Ave-v 78 Middle St, Bridgeport, Conn. We invite attention to a choree assortment of elegant Feather Boas, all lengths, both imported and domestic mate. Specially, selected as to quality, make and finish, at popular prices. We invite inspection. 396 Main St.. Bridereprrt. , 1 cm DS 0. E W. S. DENSL0W. Art job ituBAia about tbmt NEW SPRING DRESS? SENSIBLE W0MEV ARE PLENTY Thes progreuiTS times. Our mstliod f it- ing- a euh btuintia eommarda itself t ctbtt eaah buyer. WbtT Became job dsa't bin te pay other people s bills. Every nerebaat that dofi a "truet" business oust mirk bis foods mga eaoogn to mui up lor nis losses Our Grand Offer: A BTERLIIG PU V0 to be girea away. Corns and see it and ftt full partieulars. We tarry tbe largest stock of DRESS GOODS! FANCY SILKS ! BLACK GOoDS! TABLE DAMASK! " LINEN CRASH! NAPKINS! PfilNTS and GINGHAMS ! TICKINGS! BLEACHED SHEETING! BROWN SHEETING ! HOSIERY and UNDERWEAR ! GLOVES and LACES! RIBBONS! CARPETS! DRAPERIES! WALL PAPER! MOULDINGS! All told at rock-bottom cash prices. W.S.DENSL0W, 173, 179 MAIN ST.J)EEBT,CT. A new line ot Whitewash, Paint, nd Varnish Brushes ju-t received. A full line of tbe celebrated Rob ber Paint, just rt-ctived for tbe Spring trade. That fine Corn at 90i- dnz is going fast. Prune", Apricot, Peaches and all kind of pie Timber ; 6 lb) nice Prunes for 25c at The Leading Grocery Newtown, Conn. PLANTS FOK SALE Stra-bwrry planra. ail the o'd and new varieties. Raap-errv plants all the nest kinds Bl-u-kb-Rrry plants all the enod kinds and KMor-ila new. Ke sure and iret my price list before orderinc Plant, shipped the same, day as dug EIX AH BlirTEBY. Lock l ox 126, SorwaJk. Fairfield county. Conn. Oar Prices do the Talking. 1 lo men's line natin calf shoes, made OOP to sell for 1.75. 00J 11 caes boys' fine Kn-Eo calf shoes, QQP opera and razor toe, OiJKJ Cbll 'ren's school shoe., at SOc, 60c, 75e and 1.00 are bargains. When thinking about PLOWS! just remember that we also carry a fall line of Light, Single and don- M TP tr. ... HARNESS? horse blanket? Anything wanted in O I Ml JJ il. make purchasers in tne above line of .-' ' IT IS IMPOSSIBLE FOB YOU TO HAVE TEETH WITHOUT A PLATE. . Unless yon have sound roots or teeth to bold tn place what yon need. Every denttel who faa snulimted In recent years must know bow to do this work before be can get hla dlplo- ma. Q XV TELL HAWf.ET, Doea Lhii work, I'mr Maim and Wast Street. Happy Medium are our prioe-v Dtutber ko blttb a to aagjrt robbery nor so tow u to make th beat work tmpowible. uoW fllllntf ai end npaooorln to aiae. Silver flll tnira SOo ard up - Kxtracting wrtli pure tresb gaa. Gold Plate. Gold orowna. Gold Brulirea. TTELL HAVLET, D-ISBUBX, OuZX-