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Ladies' Capes ,
If we had recorded the
compliments already passed
upon our Spring Capes, wc
need have said no more.
This stock is characterized
by medium and high class
goods at low and medium
prices. .
Black Silk Velvet Capes, great wide
sweep, ribbon lace and jet trimming,
lined thotighout with silk Taffeta."
$20.00 and $25.00.
At the same prices (?20.oo and
25.00) just as perfect a collection of
lilack Silk Capes. These are " load
ers," but we have them up to JS50.00.
If your taste ru.ns toward
a Cloth Cape, one of these
beauties, finely t r i m m e d
with lace and fancy French
open work, will settle a 1 1
doubts. Goo of them to
choose from. Prices $10.00
to $18.00.
Another point. Special
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lect a superior line of Misses'
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Capes, Waists, Suits.
Dress Trimmings
N ew and fashionable trim
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Spangled edges, bead edges,
Bead points, in pearl, steel
or various colored beads,
various sizes. Fine bead
garniture and panels in black
and colors.
Genuine Ostrich Boas,
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and fine assortment of cut
steel and riveted Jet Dress
Buckles all sizes and shapes.
Main Entrance, Right Aisle.
Faucy Dress Goods
Just here, Crepon seems
to be the talisman. At $2.95
a yard, a collection of simply
exquisite colorings and great
liberal crinkles.
Nt-xt in order of richness comes
the " Galashiels " Tweed. Here are
your tailor-made possibilities for early
pring Walking Costumes. Rich
ami rugged. 1'nce $2.00 a yard.
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The Newtown Bee
9 .
JAN0ABT 1,1888,
Affairs About Town.
and feet cut separately off; and now the
romantic see tne Diood-Btains on tne mar
ble fountain that give token of tbia deed,
and they believe these are the blood
stains if they wish to.
But now let us leave the Alhatnbra
palace and go out on the walls for a view
over the country round. By a long flight
of stone steps we ascend to the top of tne
Torre de la Vela, or in plain Knglisb, the
Tower of the Bell. From this tower the
first Christian flag was floated after the
conquest of Grauada from the Moors'.
Here, too, is the bell that announces the
hours for the irrigation of the valley be
low ; the rules which the Moors establish
ed many centuries ago for the ringing of
this bell are still kept up to-day. Ttiere
is a romance connected with this bell
which may interest some of my readers.
We shall see. The story goes that if a
marriageable young lady strikes this bell
on the 24th day of June, she is sure to be
married before the next 24th day of June
comes round. Several of the young
ladies in our party spent most of the time
when on the tower throwing bits of brick
at this bell, and they persevered till they
hit it, too. Need I chronicle the fact
that one young lady threw so straight
that the missile passed over her shoulder
v, ho was standing in the rear ! Two points
interest us as we look offf rom this tower.
One is some canes in the mountain yond
er. Here, they say, 4000 gypsies Itve;
no, they do not live, they keep breathing
just like rats. Their bill of fare is worthy
of consideration for all who are econom
ically disposed ; It consists of prickley
pears for breakfast, prickley pears for
dinner, and for sapper, as a change, what
is left over from oreakfast and dinner.
The other point of interest is the ''Sigh
of the Moor." This is a dip in the moun
tain range miles away, where the guide
tels you Boabdil, the last of the Moorish
chieftains, stood and bade a last fond fare
well to his beloved Granada, which bis
bold ancestors had conquered and which
was dearer to him than the life he was
now bearirg over the mountains.
Like Boabdil we, too, took our last look
on the loved Albambra. It is the grand
est ruin In the world; and the grand
thing about it is that, though a ruin, It is
yet so grand. Vandals have done their
worst to tear it down ana deface its fair
forms : the French stabled their horses
within its frescoed halls; Charles V. of
Spain tore down its floest part that he
might erect a bull-ring and hippodrome!
But still it stands, the proud boast of
Spain and the admiration of the world.
On our way to the depot we stopped
for a moment at the great Granada cathe
dral, and well our visit was repaid.
Within a railing in the' interior of the
cathedral are two sarcophago bearing
t-lligies of Ferdinand and Isabella in re
cumbent position, and underneath, reach
ed by a flight of stone steps is the crypt
containing five lead coiling with the
bodies of Ferdinand and Isabella, Phillip
II of Spain, "Crazy Jane," the daughter
of Isabella, and her infant child. Rev
erently I stood with uncovered head in
such a presence and placed my hand up
on the lid that covered this sacred dust.
What we Americans owe to this noble
queen and her royal spouse we can never
too earnestly appreciate or too fully re
pay. She it was that
when the times were wholly ripe for this
vast continent to be revealed to the world.
Our noble ship is now plowing the
wave of the eastern Mediterranean sea.
Yesterday we passed not mar y miles
from the point where the great mission
ary hero of old was wrecked, as the
grain-ship was bearing him a prisoner to
ward Home and where, when landed, the
barbarous people showed him "no little
kindness." We have touched at Algiers
on oar way from Malaga, but I must not
detain you now with the story of its
strangely clad people and its curious
mosques and quaint bazaars and wretch
ed alleyways and typical oriental life.
Some of this we may be able to describe
as we see it further on. To-morrow
afternoon we reach the ancient port of
Alexandria, and then "On to the Pyra
mlds," from whose summits 40 centuries
took down on the world. And at Cairo
come the first letters from home. I won
der how things are going and how the
loved ones are faring in the dear home
land. ("Otis VV. Barker, Cruie S. S.
"Frlesland," Mediterranean Sea, 300 miles
from Alexandria, Monday afternoon,
February 2o, la'Jo.
L. I.
A year in Heavnl O blessed thought!
what heights ot Joy I what depths ol peace!
What wondrous meaning in those words!
From earthly cares what sweet surcease !
How skilfully those fingers now
Can wake the harp-strings silver notes!
now gloriously mat voice can join
The song 1 bat pours lrom angel throats !
How easily those feet can thread
The pathways ot the golden streets,
Ann linger on tne river's Danss
With each lamiliar trlend he meets.
Ho w well he knows the patriarch i
And prophets of the days of old;
And talks witb Paul, and all the saints
Hate gathered In the heavenly told ! . .
With what untiling rest he cons
The mysteries of creation o'er,
And sees redemntion's glorious t)lan
Untold before Mm more and more !
No twinge of pain, no weary sigh,
No thoughtotcare bis bliss obscures,
No heat or cold, trowns or tears
Ot partings di ead, he now endures.
How we have missed him this long year
That's been replete with peace tor him !
Our cup with sorrow has o'er run.
His ailed with joy unto the brim.
I' he could come to us to-night
How we would crowd to press his hand !
What Questions would o'erflow our lips
About our friends in that fair land I
How can we wlnh our brother back.
Though it would give us Joy untold
To see his ta :e, and hear his voice,
As in the precious days ot old.
Perhaps sometimes he visits us,
On rrrands sent by tod's behest:
How pure our lives and beans should be
To entertain so blest a guest I
O could our spirit eyes to night -Be
oiened as in days of old
Klisha's servants were, nerchance
Like wondrous vision we'd behold.
Tbls room might shine with angel bands,
Among the rest we might descry
Our brother and his wile beloved,
united as in days gone by.
We cannot tell, we onlv know
That all God's ways are lust and right,
And in His wisdom He's decreed
That we shall walk by talth not sight.
As we're assembled heie to-night
In mem 'ry ol our brother deal',
Rejoicings we will entertain.
And put tar from us sorrow's tear.
As we remember his good deeds,
And lite ot praer and lovalty, ,
We'll Strive Irk nmnlntM li nrlh
That we at last may ready be
To meet him In his happy home
Where now. methinks, he'll watch and wait
To welcome each one dear to him,
?t iiou ior us opes me peariy gale.
To buy, easy
to take and
easy In effect,
are character
istics peculiar
to Hood's
Pills. They
re small,
tasteless, and
purely vege
table. They act gently hut thoroughly
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Around the Fireside. '
Frederick the Great sat uneasily in
the middle seat of a third class rail
way carriage. (His name was Freder
ick, and he was the biggest man in his
regiment, hence bis title.) He fidgeted,
he looked this way and that, and then at
last he burst out, not addressing any
body in particular : .
"I'm going home, I'm going home at
A lady in the corner smiled, and said,
witb, a strong English accent, that that
was a pleasant prospect.
"Acb, yes! I'm going home. I shall
never leave it again. I have done all
my traveling. I have been three years
in the army. It is over now."
"It is pleasant sometimes to travel,"
said the lady, "for then, you tee, you
have the joy of home-coming."
' He paid no heed to her remark.
"See, this is our valley. We are coming-
near now."
He forced his way to the window, and
seemed to fill the carriage witb his great
broad shoulders. His rosy face and
blond hair were thrust outside.
"I shall see our house when we come
through the next tunnel."
He stood up in the carriage, smiling
down at all the passengers who now be
gan, one and all, to take an interest in
"There it is !" he shouted, as they
emerged from the tunnel. "See it over
there, with the white paling !"
He caught hold of the English lady,
who had been the only one to speak
with him as yet, and dragged her to her
"Look! there is our house, and there
is the house of Lina. I made that little
house for her pigeons the summer I went
to the army. The father and mutterchen
will be at the station. Lina came to see
me off, and carried my sword, and
laughed because she dropped it twice in
the dust. Perhaps Lina will come to the
station now to carry it back. There is
mutterchen !" he shouted, catching sight
of a fat little woman running desperate
ly towards the station. He slapped the
English lady hard on the back witb his
big band. "See how she runs! Eh,
liebes mutterchen, dear little mother !"
The English lady's eyes were full of
tears. Perhaps because he had slapped
her so hard on the back.
"And the father! see, there is the
father on the platform ! Wairing al
ready ! But I see not the Lina !"
His voice fell from its joyous shout in
to a surprised whisper. He was pulling
down bis bags from the luggage-rack.
"You must not be surprised if Lina
has not come to the station," said the
English lady, smiling at him. "You
must go to see Lina this very evening.
She will be expecting you. Good-by,
good-by and good luck!"
Frederick the Great shook hands with
all his fellow-passengers. There were
tears in his great blue eyes, and his boy-
Ish red Hps were tremDiing. Tne iHag
lishlady saw him throw his arms around
a tall, white-haired old man and kiss
him on both cheeks. Fat little mother
came panting up. He seized her in his
arms and twirled around on the platform
with her. For one moment in his joy he
seemed to nave forgotten Lina.
"I do hope Lina will be kind to him.
said the English 'lady to her companions
as the train moved on. And long she
thought of the big, boyish figure and the
happy face of Frederick the Great as he
sprang down on the platform. He was
at home now, and what did Lina say?
Was she kind.'
A great crowd was gathered upon the
deck of an emigraut ship steaming into
New York.. Some were dancing, some
were shouting and singing, and others
were trying to collect their goods and
chattels into convenient form. The live
ly Irishmen were throwing their tin
mugs overboard.
"Eh, begorra, an' it's silver we'll
drink out of now we've got to Ameriky !"
said they, joyously.
"Well, Frederick," said the steward
"so we are nearly in, my man. Have
you friends to go to in New York?"
"I bave an address in New York, but
1 go on to t LOuis."
"Ach, yes! It's a tine thing to travel.
I go back and forth from Hamburg to
ew iorK. x never see tne world."
"See, now, I hate to travel," said the
tall German to whom the steward spoke,
It was Frederick the Great, of course
"I thought I bad done with traveling
when I went home after my service,
Dut "
"But what, old fellow?" said tne
steward, who had made great friends
with the big German. They came from
the same part oi liavaria.
"At home was no longer home. Lina
bad gone away. See, her aunt died, she
took a situation. She is nurse to the lit
tle children of an American lady; that
is wny l come to America, l go to had
the Lina and bring ber back, if she will
come. -Then it wui be home agam, not
-"And where is Lina?"
For answer he took out an envelope
and snowed cms iidaress :
Lina Kruger, care of Mrs Wentworth,
xvzo i street, st Louis, mo.
"Thou blessed heaven 1 but St Louis is
a long way off. If it was New York, now,
I could go with you and show you the
way. We don't sail until the fifth -dav
But St Louis, and you speak no English
a thousand pities i uut see, Frederick ;
I will go with you to the train. I tell
the conductor to look after you. - They
do much for the silver dollar. This is
Saturday bah I I forget it is quar
antine. On Monday you land. On
Wednesday you are at St Louis."
"Halt there! not so fast," said Fred
erick the Great. "I march to St Louis."
"Du lieber Gott! You wa!k to St
Louis! But it is hundred thousand
miles away."
"Not so far that. It is three hun
dredand fifty miles German miles and
march good ten of our miles a day, and
carry my rule and arms and sack, too.
Oh, yes ; I learned to march in the ar
my." ' -,
"And why not go by train and be
there on Wednesday ?"
"No, I cannot. I carry a pack, and I
ana a peddler, i maue money in every
marcn. a arrive witn a little fortune
Enough to take us back. If Lina comes
it sne aoes not come, i want no more
money for anything ever again.1' ;
"Nay, nay ; think not of such a wicked
Lini. Of course she comes back the lit
tle bride. And, mind, look for our ship,
Remember the Swan. Bring the little
bride back with us, and I make ber so
comfortable she thinks she is first class."
"Mammy, mammy, seethe big man!
He is as big as as St Christopher, Isn't
her Aud l ve asked Dim to come in and
eat doughnuts with ns, and he can't talk
one bit."
A little gray-eyed girl danced into her
mother's kitchen, pointing backwards
over her shoulder at Frederick the Great.
"Land o'Goshen, child ! you ain't never
asked a tramp into the house ?'' said her
mother, lilting ten sticky and doueh-
covered fingers helplessly out of her pud
ding basin.
"He ain't a tramp, mammy."
"How do you know?"
"Cause the smiled a smile v ' smile.
Tramps only smile growly smiles, like
Bruno when he's going to bite."
"He g a peddler, and they're as bad."
"This one is nice," said the child, with
Frederick the Great, who on the four
teenth day of his march, took off his hat
and said:
"Bitte Gnadige, Fran." He always
said that as he deftly undid his pack and
spread the contents out to view. People
never understood his words, but women
liked his deep voice, and children were
taken by his smile that was smiley. ' His
very muteness appealed to tnem.
"Please, mammy, i want to buy a
"No Kittle, don't waste your money
on a knife."
"1 meant a thimble," said Kitty, select-
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They remove . the cause, cure.;
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ing one. "Are you a German?" she
added, turning to Frederick the Great.
"Ja, soldat," said he.
What's soldat?" said she. '
"Ja, soldat," said he.
"Soldat," said Kitty, slowly. "Oh, I
guess I know soldier. Ain't it?"
She thrust out her left arm stiff from
the shoulder, screwed up her eyes,' and
brought up her right elbow. "Bang !
shoot ! gun ! puff!" said Kitty. ;
"Ja, ia," said ' Frederick the Great,
with a deep laugh. And then he gave
them an example of German marching.
"Oh, isn't he funny? last as if he
was made of wood and screws. Oh, I
wish you would stay more !''
Frederick the Great was rolling up bis
"Where are you going?" asked Kitty.
"He can't understand, child. What is
the use ot talking to him?" said her
mother. v
"But where are you going?" asked
Kitty, beseechingly. " Frederick ) the
Great pulled out that address in St Louis.
"Ob, be is going clear off to St Louis.
I shan't ever see him again Are you
going to Lina?"
"Acb, ja, Lina, said he, softly.
"Is Lina nice? Is she your sister?",
Frederick the Great undid bis necktie,
and, unfastening a gold locket from
around his throat, showed the picture of
a fair-haired, round-cheeked German
"Oh, that's Lina? She looks nice.
I'll send her something," said Kitty,
tripping away.
She came back with a picture of a
little cottage, gabled, with f now on roof,
and lass glittering frost everywhere.
A gigantic robin sat on an unknown tree
in the foreground.
"That's for Lina, with my love," she
said, writing on it her name and mes
sage. '
A slight snow was falling as Fred
erick the Great, free of his pack and
with a heart as light as sunshine, strode
down the long street in St Louis. - He
bad reached tbe end of his long march.
Six t j -three days tramping, tramping,
tramping. It was a long, long way, but
he was at the end now. The gray
twilight of a late November day was
settling around him, but he felt it not.
In an hour more he should be with Lina.
Her sweet voice would sound in his ear,
and Ob, what a world of things he had
to say to Lina ! He could think of noth
ing, nothing but Lina. Lina ! The fall
ing snowfiake3 were like the petals ef
flowers, so cool and soft on his face
The shops were past and the dwelling
bouses had begun.
Nineteen hundred and twenty-five
How often in his march had he pictured
to himself this long street, with its 2000
bouses so like each other, and nothing
on the outside to distinguish Lina's home
from any other ! She would be sitting
behind tbe warm curtains in a room
brightly lighted. He could see the light
glint on her fair soft hair. Did she wear
it in two lone plaits still? Was she
quite calm and undisturbed this evening
Did nothing whisper to her heart that
Frederick was marching towards her,
having done the 1000 miles.
N ineteen hundred ! Only more
houses! How his heart beat! It was
well that tbe snow fell faster, for it
cooled his forehead He felt on fire
Nineteen hundred and twenty ! He
leaned forward..
Nineteen hundred and twenty-five ! Af
last! But why so dark! Ach, ja, the
curtains were thick! He had forgotten
lhejsnow felt suddenly so cold I oh, so
cold ! He mounted the steps. His heart
thumped heavily. It choked him. He
tood opposite the door and groped for
the bell Black windows, like eyes in
a death's head, glared hideously at him,
freezing his heart's blood. " White
scraggy fingers clawed at him in tbe
windows. They seemed to drag him
down to a black depth, where it was so
cold, and tbe scraggy white fingers made
tbe words To Let in the black windows
"A very singular case in the ward to
day, my dear ; a - man found almost
frozen to death, half covered in "snow
on the steps of one of those empty houses
lower down, tne street."
"Ah, poor wretch 1 drunk, I suppose
overcome by the cold." .
"No," said the doctor ; "that's the
curious part of the thing. Not a sign of
arinK, past or present, on mm. sucn
splendid fellow, too! six foot two, with
chest like a Hercules, and such legs!
lou should see them or, rather,; you
shouldn't. Muscles of iron and tendons
of whipcord- by Jove! Looks like
Greek athlete of the best period. Every
rgan sound as a drum ; made to last till
he is 80."
"Well, what's the matter with him?"
said the doctor's wife.
'I don't know."
"What r'oes he say?"
"Nothing : he won't answer any ques
dons, but just stares witb stony eves and
ms teeth clenched as.il witn locsjaw."
The next day theMoctor's wife in
quired : ,
"How about the sick Hercules? Has
he spoken? Is he better?"
"No; he's not. He's dying, by all the
signs of the zodiac? And there's noth
ing the matter with him Confound him,
I believe it's pure cussedness!"; The
doctor dashed his fur gloves down
angrily. He was young and tender
hearted, and couldn't bear to see bis
patients die. , .
"lias he spoken? (Jan t yon nnd out
bis people? If be is dying poor fellow.
tney should know."
"(Jan t find out anything except an ad
dress written all over In odd corners of
bis clothes on linen with marking and
sewed to the lining :
Lina Kruger,
' Care of Mrs Wentworth,
182S 1 Street. St Louis.
That's all, except a good pocketful of
money I forget how much and an ab
surd card Christmas card written by
a child Kitty to Lina, with her love.' "
"Did you send to Mrs Went worth's, at
1925? Don't- they know?" asked his wife.
That's just the odd thing. ' Is the
empty house where he was. found appar
ently dead." ,, : '
"Then it's a mystery, and I must find
It out. I believe it's a romance, and
Lina was his wife, or Mrs Wentworth.
and he has come to make up the quarrel,
or or "
To murder them all," said the doctor.
"As you are making ao a romance, wbv
not have it nice and bluggy, you know."
lie quiet. I'm coming to tbe hospital
with you." . .
"There he lies, iust like that: a mo
tionless stone image, witb staring, bard
set eyes, and we can't do anything with
him, except by main force get a . little
food sometimes between those teeth of
his," said the doctor. "
"He looks like a -German." said the
doctor's wife. "Give me that addreM
again." She then turned to the sick:
man and said, very slowly, In German ;
My friend. I've come to heln von find
Lina." -. "
An electric shock passed through the
figure. The stony eyes became human.
The set teeth unlocked.
"Ach, mein Gott! Is it angel that
speaks?" -
"No. only a friend who wants to help
you. But you must tell me all so that I
The doctor's wife understood German
fairly well, but she was not equal to the
torrent of words, broken by heartrend
ing sobs, that burst from the lips of
Frederick the Great. It was long ere
she understood clearly about the 1000
mile march with the cruel disappoint
ment at the end. ;
"My dear," she said to the doctor, "it
is like a fairy tale, such simple, whole
hearted love, such a great strong man,
and dying all for love of is maiden dear.
I never believed in German romance be
fore, now I do. Lina shall be found and
brought to him, if I bave to put a rope
around her and drag her." .
"What,if Bhe doesn't love him?"
"Stuff! Every woman would love a
man like that !"
"Hoighty-toighty ! I'll not let you
into the ward again."
After all, they had not far to go, for
Mrs Wentworth had only betaken her
self to 1920 I Street because the drains
at 1925 were defective. , The doctor's
wife soon discovered her, and told her
the story of Frederick the Great, where
at she was greatly moved.
"But Lina is such an unimpression
able gi-1. I fear she will, fall short of
his aspirations," she said.
"Never' mind what she seems to us.
She is Lina, and that is the whole world
to him. It suffices. His love will do all
the rest."
"I hope, I do hope she will love him
and say yes," said Mrs Wentworth, with
great generosity, "although she is the
very best nursemaid I ever had or dreamed
of, and I sha'n't ever be suited with any
one again, I know." -
"She must say yes" said the doctor's
wife, with the utmost firmness. "1
won't have him disappointed again."
"Lina, do you know of any tall, broad
shouldered German who would walk a
thousasnd miles across America to find
you?" said Mrs Wentworth.
"Nobody but Fritz would," said Lina,
with a quick catch of her breath and a
"Then, my dear, he is here. Go to
Frederick the Great and his little.bride
have gone back to their valley, and he
declared that never will be travel again ;
that there is no happiness anywhere but
in one's own home where one was born.
The Outlook.
In Litchfield County.
Mr and Mrs James D. Cramsey of New
Preston celebrated tbe 50th anniversary
of their wedding, Wednesday afternoon
and evening, the ,13th inst , at the resi
dence of their son-in-law, George C. Ster
ling, No. 90 High street, Passaic, N. J.
The reception was from 4 to 8 p. m., and
the festivities were concluded with a
dance to the grandchildren and about 50
ol their friends from Passaic and out of
town. Mr and Mrs Cramsey are remark
ably well preserved, and are in com
parativly good health. Mr Cramsey
comes from an old New York family, and
Mrs Cramsey is a sister of O. H. P.Arch
er, New York City, ex-vice president and
director of the Erie railroad. The house
was handsomely decorated with roses,
smilax and ribbons, and there were many
very useful and elegant presents. The
arrangement of tbe table of refreshments
for afternoon and evening was particular
ly unique. A zu pound wedding cafce, a
reproduction of the one cut 50 years ago,
made as per direction of Mrs Cramsey,
graced tbe table. Some of those present
hi me reception were Mr and Mrs James
D. Cramsey Jr., Miss I. Cramsey, Mrs
F. S. Brown and daughters of New
Preston, Mr and Mrs Frederick Gunther
Kequa, Miss Emma Keqca, Miss Ella
Requa, Russell Eequa. Mr and Mrs O. II
P.Archer, Mis Nellie Archer, Mrs W,
P. Abbott of New York City, Mr and
Mh John T. Sterling of Bridgeport,
Judge and Mrs George D. Archer of
Greenwich, Mr and Mrs J. Spencer An
derson, Gen B. W. Spencer, Miss Fannie
spencer, Mr and Mrs Francis E. Fitcb
Mr and Mrs W. S. St Georgej Mr and Mrs
unaries mac uonaid, Mr and Mrs James
H. Morse of Passaic, N J., Mrs Bennett
and Mrs H. Weton of Brooklyn, N. Y
Rev and Mrs Upson of New Preston
Benjamin Van Tassell of Tarrytown, N
x., and otners.
The Center school closed for spring
vacation, tne locn. in tne evening oc
curred tbe second old fashioned spelling
school, with single recitations, dialogues,
etc. it nad music dispensed bv Messrs
Young, father and son, and Mr Beeman.
The exercises lasted until after 10 p. m.
About tbe same number of visitors were
present as at the former. Mr Catlin
hopes to bave a nice flag floating at or
near tbe opening of the summer term
This certainly is commendable. It is
one way to teach patriotism to tbe
young and rising generation.
Martin strong returned witb bis son,
the conductor, who was at bis mother's
funeral, from Wisconsin. His old home
seemed to bave an emptiness which was
painful to him. , It did not seem, be said,
as it used to, or as be hoped it would.
wnen he- entered it. If he came back.
however, he wished to find some thing
remaining that he might know it was
once his home.
Tbe sick, Mr and Mrs Peck, Mrs Hine,
Mrs Welton and Mrs E. W. Carter are all.
It is hoped, Improving. It is a marvel
that Mrs Sturtevant has again bid defi
ance to every effort to pull her down,
She is on the road to recovery. .
Tbe flurries of snow serve to mend the
sleighing, so that an occasional sleigh or
ox sled is seen on the street. We bave
used runners three months and that
there will be yet six weeks of sleighing
in March is hardly possible. Before tbe
paper goes to press we snail be bard on
to the vernal equinox, when spring will
begin. Many . who hoped to see the
spring of '95 have passed away, where
vernal flowers do not bloom, but to the
eternal summerland of song.
The funeral of Miss Caroline Mead.
who died, Thursday, the litb, was at
tended f-om her late residence. Sunday.
Rev G. Henry Smith conducting the ser
vices, miss la ead. was a sister or Mrs f.
B. Randall of Morris and of Mrs Fred
erick Hollister of Monroe. '
S. R. Weeks spent Sunday in Bridge
Miss Bessie Smith, wbo teaches in
Morris, is borne for two weeks.
Mrs Nancy Hatch spent last week
with her son, C. N. Hatch.
Miss Ella Kelly is in Bridgeport.
Mrs William Marsh and son. Georsre.
who have been in Minneola, Florida.
started for home, Thursday, tbe 21st. "
James Orr was in Bridgeport, Sunday.
Some of tbe farmers decline to sell
tbelr tobacco at tbe present low prices
and are srolnir to pack and -store it. It
does seem as if tbey could not lose very
much by such a method when from four
to six cents a pound is all that they can
realize on it.
Samuel Bnli, one of Newtown's most
We placed on sale' last week, four special bargains in Men's Clay
Worsted Dress Suits 7 hey are not the common every day bargain
kind, but are fine staple fabrics, made from best of Selected Australian
Wool put together by the best tailoring skill and are elegant examples
of economy- . " .
We have told yon about these Vaasalhoro Mills Knits. This is the
third time we've duplicated them. Shows they're appreciated
Quality will win every time in the long run. Sized 33 to 44. The
best Suit in the county lor a $10 bill.
; This is anew line of fine Clsy Worstrd murte in Threw Unttnn
Cutaway Frocks and four button Sack Suits. They are mnde In the
iHtest style, and you'll find rrires do ot dete mine quality in this
line of Suits. Can't tell them from the kind usually sold lor (18.
These Suits are a beautiful quality ot fine Clay Worsted.a quality
we have made a great reputation on, and will never wane if this
year's production is any criterion. They are better quality, better
made, better style than we offered yon last year. Sizes 83 to 44.
These are onr verv finest Clay Wors'ed 8uits. You'll find none -better
maie This is a broad statement, but we feel we can back it
p Examin" them, then see how we've made them, try tnem on
nnd compare them with any you may think better. They will Mand
the test. Your money back if you re not satisfied We are head
quarters tor the right things in Head Coverings and Furnishings.
327 Main, Cor. Bank St. Bridgeport..
Can be found a full line of
We mean business and will not be undersold-
for the Hercules Powder Company. Dynamite.
respected citizens, paid his old home a
short visit one day week before )at. i
Mrs Lucy Haxtun ha returned from a
visit, to her sister, Mrs Peters, near Bog- j
ton. . -
Wilbur F. Peek, the village pchoolmas-1
ter. has given his pupils a week's vaca-!
tion at this time tastead of later in the
spring. At present his mother, living on
Skiff mountain, ts very ill with pneumon
ia arid he is remaining at home to help
take carp of her.
Mr and Mr F. Ingraham are visiting
frisnds in Oakville. .4rs Harriet Cum
mings is keeping house for them while
they are away.
Wanted, two "catch bain" at the cor
ner near the Episcopal church.
the cream of Cod liver Oil, with
Hypophosphites, is for
Colds. ,
Sore Throat.
Weak Lungs,
Loss of Flesh,
Weak Babies,
Crowing Children,
- Poor Mothers' Milk,
in fact, for all conditions call
ing for .a quick and effective
nourishment Send fr Pamphlet. Free.
&cott& Btmne. N. Y. AllOruggltt. EOcandft-
10 to 25 per cent discount on
Diamonds, Watches, Jewelry,
Clocks, Silverware, Spectacles,
etc. This sale you cannot af
ford to miss; everything will go
regardless of cost.
118 Fairfield Ave., Bridgeport.
If you need anything in the Carriage or
Wagon line they have. 25 Buggies like this cut
all complete; also Leather Top Carri
ages, Corning Carriages, Surreys, 2-seated side
bar Pleasure Wagons," broad tired Farm Wag
. ' ' W&gons for the Butcher and Baker, v.
The Doctor and the UneVrtaker . ;
100 Wagons different styles and kinds, all
our own make and fully warranted. Come and
see these goods before buying elsewhere.
Makers and Retailers 5
Good Clothing. '
Prescriptions cart fully compounded- Agent
Special attention given to country trade-
This Space isOccupied by
Manufacture- of the original
Also state right to make and
Merrill's 0 K
Steel Coulter Harrow,;
B0TSF0H0. CT.,
At G. W- Botsfoid's Shop.
403 Main St., Saaford Building. Bridgeport, Ct
Mid-winter term opens on Moaday, Jann
ary 7, 1S9(, that Is tbe time to enter, bnt pu
plls can enter at any time alter that date. 760
graduates holding good paying positions in
all parts ot the country.
Bole Prop., BOX 1326, New Haven,Ct.,U.S.A.
Stepney Depot, Conn.
Mason and Builder-
Job work done at short notice.
Contract work solicited.
159 Fairfl-ld AveDne, Bridgeport, Cool
First class table board by th dav or week
or by tne single meat, dinner, cents.
Post Office News Room
Books, Stationery and OfHce Supplies.
No. 11 P. 0. ARCADE,
Bridgiport. Com
The Travelers' Guide.
South. 11 &. m-8 d. m.
4.23 p. m.
8H ELTON North, 10.10 a. m 4.51 p. m. South,
10.35 a. m.. 7.32 p. m.
STEVENSON North, 10.33 a, m, &03 p. m.
soma, iu.23 a. mn 7 ih p.m.
HON ROB North. 1 10.49 a. m, t&j p. m.
south, T 10-17 a. tn., f7.12 p. ra.
BOTSFORD North, 7.36, 10.1S a. m, 1J.20, SM,
o.i, p. m. sunaay, ts.iu a. m. aouin, io.u
a. in.. 7.07 n. m.
NEWTOWN North. 7 44, 10.47 a m-, U.S5, 6.13
a.z2, p. m. snnuay, u.iis a. m. boniA.
7-OU, 8.47, 10.04. 11.27 a. m., 4-i9, 6.50, 6e p. m.
Sunday. 6.13 n. m.
HA W LE Y V 1 L LE North. 7.54. 10.M a. m-
liJ&, 5.21, s.30, 7.40 p. m. Sunday, 837 a. m.
South. 7.01. 8.39. 1.M. 11.19 m 4 31. 1& SM
p. m. Sunday, 8.S7 p. m.
a. in., ijcu, o.u, o.4.-, 7 .is p. m. fcunJuy, 8.36
a-m. South, 8.30, K.4A, 11 JO a.m,J0.
6AV 6.44 p. m. Sundav S.43 n. m.
BROOKF1ELD North, 8.08. 11.15 a. m- ISt.
5 -SO. 7.34 p. in. Sundav. 8 41. South. 8.47-flJU.
11 a. 5.30, 6.34 p. m. Sunday, 6.S7 p. In.
a. m 1.45, 5 -AS p. m. South, 6.40, 8.10 a. an,
5.16, 6S1 p. m. Sunday, north, 18.47 a. m
south. ISM p. m.
MEW MI LFORI North, 8J3. 1137 a. m . 1.15.
5.58, 6.10, p.m. Sunday, 8.56 a. m. South,
-. 8X16, S.-5, 10.48 a. 3.51, S 10, 6.44 p. m.
U E RW INS V 1 LLE North. 8.35, 11 39 a. m., tjO,
o.;j p. m. Sunday ,.m. bouth, iu5ajn
4 M, 6.08 D. m. Sundav. 4J7 n. m.
KENT North, 849, 11.51 a-m, S.4&, 6 31 p. m.
minuay,n4 a. ni. esomn, lost, m, X-28, 4-14,
5.55 o. m. Sundav .4 .37 n. tn.
CORNWALL BR1DUE North. SXlSa.ni 14-H.
4 JO. 6.54 p. m. Sunday, Jt a. m. South, 10 Ol
a. m., S.1B, 3..S0, iAl p. m. Sumlay,4J4 p. ra.
A EST CORNWALL North, J4 a. m, 12.14,
A0, 7.01 p. tn. Sunday .9.47 a. m. South. 10X4
a-m, 8.08, 3.33,6.32 p.m. Sunday ,4.01 p. m.
BOTSFORil North, 7-3ti, lOJa a. m 1230, SXM.
5.14. 7.05 p. m. Sunday, 8.10 a. m. South. 7.17.
8.55, ll-Sti a.m, 437, 7-07 pan. Sunday, 6.26
p. m.
STEPNEY North, 738, 1034 a. m, 14 m43S.
6-56 p. m. Sunday, ta.ni South. 738, SxtS-
11.45 a. m
LONG HILL North, 734, 10.1a. 11-41 a. m.14.48-
. rt - 1.1 VN, , .IV . ,11.
ouuuny, Qs p.
6.49 D.
. Sunday. 7.54 d.
9.UU, 1UI
a. m., 4.51, 731 p.
Sunday e4I
p. m.
T HUM BULL North, 7.16, 10.12. 1138 a.
4.44, 6.43 p. m. Sunday, 7.47 a. m. South.
73!), 9.14 11.54, a. 4 .is, 736 p. m. Sunday,
t6.60 p. m.
PJUIXiEPOHT North, 7X6, 10, 11 JO a. 430.
V.30 p.m. Sunday, 735 a. m. Arrive, 730.
9.45 a, m, 12X15, frJO, 7.40 p. m. Sunday 7x
p. m. -
DANBURY North, 6.40, 7-45, 830, 930, 1037, a.
m., 330, 5.1s, 630, 6.55 p. m. South, 6 JO, 730,
937 a. m., 14.4U, 433, 637 p. in. Sunday, 8X15 a.
in., 5.05 p.m. .
BETHEL North, 6.48, 735. 1039 a. B-
S34, 5.03, 5.496.46 p. tn. Sunday. 10J7 a. m,
8.40 p.m. South, 6J7. 735 10 Ot. a. m, 113 j!
otTiVJ;?8? pC mV 8un,'y. SJi a. m, 5J p-m.
BEDDING North. 736 a. m, 438 M
p. m. Sunday, 10.11 a. tn., 8.13 p. m. Sooth.
634; a. m., Ii34 7J0. p. m. Sunday, 8-18
a. m., 5.18 p. m.
SANFORD North, 7.20 a. m, 34. 636 p. m.
Sunday, 10.06 a. m., 8 00 p. in. bontti, 639 a.
in., li-ia, 7.15 p.m. Sunday. 8.22 a. m-532 p.
BRANCHV1 LLE North. 7.13, 1035 p. Tn, .I7.
537, 630 p. in. Sumlay, 10 a. m, 8.04 p. m.
South, 634, 733, 10.18 a. in., 1.06, 4.43,731 u. u.
Sundny, 8.4S a. m., 5. 28 p. m.
KOKGETOWN North, ,Xi9 a. in, 2 13, 6.46 p.
m. Sunday, 937 a. ui 73 p.m. South. 638
p. m, 1.0M, 735 p. m. Sunday, 831 a. in, 4ji
p. m.
Ou'.olx-rits isu.
HAWLETVILLE East 12.02, 7.15 p. nu
Went 9 a. Ht. 3 p. in.
NEWTOWN East 1730 p. nu West 1833
a. m, ri-ki p. m.
?ANIY HOOK East 12.12. 737
W evl 8.4 a. tn 2.48 p. m.
p. m.
SOUTHBURY-taat 1231, 7-J7 p. m. West
8.38 a-in ; 239 p. m.
tTralns Mop when signaled only
I Novum tr 19, lsa.
BETHEL L-ave 7 7 a. m, S.1S
! Sunday 8.14 a. m. Arrive 9; a. m
I p. m. Sunday 6.15 p. m.
HAWLE1 VILLE North, 8.45 a. m, 532 p. m.
Sunday. 835 a. m. Leave tor Bil.l lii .
m, 430 p. m . Sunday, 6 p.m.
SH EPA UG North, tux3 a. m, t534 p. m.
ouuiii;, t i iii. aoutn.19-28 a.ln.,t 3-57 p.
m. Sunday. 536 d. m.
fOSBUUY FALLS North, t3 a. m, tS32
p.m. Sunday, to-57 a.m. aouth.T930 am, 1335
p.m. Sunday, t5-4i p. m.
BOX BURY North, 10.14 a. m, 6 p. m
day. 9.10 a. tu. South, 9.11 a. m , 332
Sundav. 5 15 r. m.
p. m.
JUDIVS BRIDGE North. 1 1034 a. m, fSXM p.
ni. Sunday, t9.l7 a. in. South, fSJiS a. m-
3 03 p.m. Sunday, p. m.
WASHINGTON North. llxiT a. m, J7 p. m
Sunday, 937 a. m. South, 833 a. m, 230 p
m . Sunilav, 431 p. m.
SEW PKEsToN North, 1L17 a. m, 631 p. ra.
Sunday, 9.43 a. m. South, 8.49 a. m, 4.19 pjm.
Sundav. 4.H? p. m.
ROMFORD North, 1131 a.m, t30 p.m. Sna-
dsy, 934 a. m. South, t8-40 a. m, (2X13 p-m.
Sunday. 4.46 p. ni.
WOBRIS North, 1140, tftja p. m. San
day, 10.O4 a. m. South, t 35 a- m, fl3S p. nu
Sunday, 4.18 p. m.
BANTAM North, 12Xi5.pjn.334 p. ni. Sunday,
day. 4.07 a. m.
iw- ui. cvuui, o-ii k. m, liJ d. m. nan.
LA KE North, mwpm., if. f.m. Sunday,
flO.ii a. ni. south, to-ii a m tlJpjn. Sun
day, S M p. m.
UTtllFltLD Arrive l.15p. m, lap. tn.
Sunday, lojo a. m. South, a. iu 1J4 p.
m Sunday. S.S0 p. m.
erlin ron ridge Qoy
Can bKLi. Vor A
S3At 2 I -tic per sr. lool.
W rit-f t'i-n ir ortia a 1 ara.
Maxuracturer ol
and Ladies' Hair Work.
ombings straightened, roots all ont way,
Write for lntciirati(-D; errlcre tittup.
Absolutely Pure
GIVEN FOR Trademarks
THE LADY ON THE DEER Hus need great
forethougrh in sel"etlnp such means ot eon
ip.yano. as ahe i tbu r naitled to lad all
eomiwtltnnt and oonnd tbe praise ot Wal
lace's "Klltp" Milk Crackers which are ao
kowl1gefl tft bet In tbe market. Insist oa
he "Elite." Ailcrrocera.
W. L. Douglas
43" Fine CALF&Murautga
srtro row eTt netir
Over One Million Peopla wear tba
W. L. Douglas $3 & $4 Shoes
All our shoes are equally satisfactory'
They (1 the best Takw (or the saoaer.
They eqnal customs shoes la style aad fit.
Thatr wearing qualities are asarp eased.
The prices are anlfora,- stampM on sate. .
From Si to $ j saved ever other aaakea.
If your dealer cannet supply you we can. Sold by
Newtown, " Coon.
in be open rororawlnir. Pooka
my t w n v in ana , son la
w train i p m TO IB baa) tjTM. j.
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