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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
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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-

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