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THE NEWTOWN BEE.
PUBLISHED BY THE BEE PUBIT8HINQ COMPANY. VLLISDN r SMITH. EDITOR. ARTHUR I. SMITH, BUSINESS MANAGEK Sl-89 Tr. 75 Cent fbr Six Months 0 Csats for Four Monthi. Four ConU a Cosy. RVTOVI. 00.. FEID AT, APHIL 88,1898 Editorial Ink Drops. A CBITICAL TIME FOB MUX PRODUCERS, A question of great moment now faces the farmers and milk producer of the Ilousatonlc valley. Tile production of milk bas been, and In, tbe leading indus try with the farmers of this section, and every progressive milk producer should come to tbe front at this juncture. What Is the situation do you ask? It is just this : Tbe price of milk paid the farmers in past years bas been decided by an or sranlzation In New York called tbe Milk Exchange. This body, composed main, ly we understand of wholesale dealers bas fixed tbe price paid the farmers from month to month. The farmers have had tbe power to make the price, but not be ing sufficiently organized, have not done so. This system bas bean very unsatisfac tory to the milk producers, who during tbe past year or two especially have done much grumbling. Now the courts have decided against the exchange, and that organization as a milk exchange has bit ten the dust. One or two meetings to consider tbe situation have already been held in New York, and a final meeting is called for April 29, in the same city. It Is important thst the farmers should be largely represented at this gathering We would suggest that every shipping station on tbe Berkshire division should be represented by one or two delegate? Let the farmers "chip in," and rend delegate, if no one Is ready to volunteer to go. The farmers already have suffered too much from indifference in tbe past. I-et them come forwardjnow and look to their Interests. The price the farmer is to re ceive for his milk during the coming yeats may in a measure be in bis power "to determine. At any rate let him do all in bis power to protect his Interests. In this connection a ringing note bas come to our desk from K. O. Seeley, president of the Ilousatonlc Milk Deal ers Association, and one of the leading farmers and milk producers of Koxbury. Mr Seeley, In company with his brother, Benjamin Seeley, and A. M. Smith, two of tbe largest milk producers in Litch field county, have attended tbe prelimi nary meetings in New lork. Mr See ley's appeal has the right ring and we give it entire : There has been no opportunity like tbe present for tbe last 15 years for tbe farm ers to come to tbe front and have some voice In regard to determining the price of milk. The road Is now clear, no milk exchange in tbe way. There will be i milk exchange organized In a short time If not with the producer, without him ; If cot to his advantage, probably to hN disadvantage, which may depend largely upon the farmer. A meeting was held in the Mercantile Exchange building, corner of Hudson and Harrison streets, New York City last Friday, April 10. Two lan were presented by the committee, which bad been appointed for that purpose at a previous meeting. Plan No. 1, tbe more popular and in my judgement more practical for tbe farmers, Is as follows : Paid - up capital of a23.000.00. divided up Into shares ui t'JOeiHiL, Mrcs 10. This stock to be subscribed for by producers and dealers, each share entitled to one vote ' Board of directors to be elected, capital to be invested, but only the earnings to be nsed. If not sufficient to pay expen ses of the organization each share of stock to be assessed annually to an amount not exceeding 2. If more than sufficient an annual dividend to be de clared. " Plan No. 3: Join Mercantile Ex change. Include butter, cheese and milk and fix price on bulletin board dally This meeting stands adjourned till Mon day. April 29. 1 'clock p. m.. In Mercan tile Exchange building, corner Bdsn and Harrison streets, New York City It la proposed at that time to adopt some plan, and proceed with the organization Milk producers are urged to he present and take part In tbe discussion and de cision. Farmers t leave the plow, put on your coat and attend this meeting. You are wanted. Wednesday's town meeting demon strated the fact that a majority of the tax payers are opposed to any addition" al burden In the way of taxation. Wed nesday's meeting was fairly conducted. Everyone had a chance to speak their piece and doubtless that question is set tled. Now let the selectmen give as large returns as possible from the appro priation made last fall for roads. They have started out well, here's hoping they will keep it np. A measure passed the state Senate on Wednesday which will Interest Newtown people. It was an act providing that a teachers' certificate shall be accepted by all boards of education and school committees, In Ilea of tbe local elimina tions now required by the general stat utes. Had this been a law tbree months ago, it would have saved some local mi ii l i H Highest of all in Leavening Power.- Latest U.S. Gov't Report confusion and the town several dollars. It Is a common sense measure. The towns all about us are one by one abandoning the contract system of work ing roads. The system most generally in vogue is tbe plan which was adopted by Newtown, last fall, leaving tbe roads to be worked under tbe supervision of the selectmen. A one of the speakers said in the town meeting a week ago : It behooves our selectmen to give us good roads." They have the opportuni ty. Here's power to their elbow. A paper on "Journalism," by Charles A. Dana, editor of tbe New York Sud, with a new portrait of the author, will appear in McClure's Msgazine for May. Fairfield County Chat. STEPNEY AND VICINITY. AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH. Last Lord's day was one of tbe grand est Sunday's we have bad this spring. Not a cloud was to be seen in the sky, tbe atmosphere was Invigorating, every thing appeared to be gladness without and within, even the little songsters sktpping from limb to limb in the tree seemed to warble their praises to God At 1 o'clock Rev Mr Jones took his teat on the rostrum in the Baptist church, soon after the organist, Mrs Turney Northrop, struck the chord for the dox ology and immediately arose one of tbe largest audiences that have greeted Mr Jones since be came among us. Though we are in the babit of singing the doxo' ogy every Sunday at the commencement of our service It seemed as though it was sung better on Sunday than ever be fore and surely we bad a great deal to praise God for. In tbe front seat sat Dea Burr Hawley, whom God had rai.-ed up from his bed where be had Iain for many a week between life and death. It was good to see him in our midst agiin. In another seat was Mrs Stilson and ber daughter-in-law, who had both been se rlously ill, and it filled our hearts with gladness to see these three again. The speaker in his prayer thanked God for permitting these His servants to enter His house once more, and earnestly be sought him to again use his miraculous power and if In accordance with his will to enter his own little home, and bless his little baby and spare her to them, and raise her up again even though her life was despaired of. We are glad to say God answered his prayer, as tbe doctor on Monday thought if nothing else set In she would be out of danger soon. Tbe way the people rallied around Pastor Jones at tbe close of the service was sufficient proof to show their sympathy was with him in his woik and In bis affliction. Union Y. P. S. C. E. service Sunday evening, at 7 o'clock in the Baptist church. Union public service at 7.30. A DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE. A fire was started, Tuesday, on land belonging to Charles Nichols, and in spite of the efforts of several men from both Upper and Lower Stepney, did con siderable damage, spreading over land and woods belonging to B. H. Sherman, C. W. Edwards and Aaron Mallett? Mr and Mrs Edwards E. Curtiss were favored with additional wedding pres ents as follows: Pair towels, Miss Annie M. Penny; sugar tongs, Miss Bessie Hayes; pair towels, Miss Jennie F Wells; two bon bon dishes and salt atd pepper shakers, Misses Minnie and Ber tha Davi ; ens-uaii dozen knives and 'eras, Mr and Mrs Levi H. Edward Japanese vase and sugar bowl, Mr and Mrs Henry B. Scofleld; glass set, Mrs Ida M. Hubbell; pair towels, Mr and Mrs Charles Botsford; one-half dozen gold band china tea plates, John Burr Mrs Eliza Winton of Bridgeport and Mrs E. L. Staples and daughter, Gail of Shelton are guests of Mrs Charles b Wheeler. Dr Sheedy of Bridgeport la caring for little Mabel Jones, who It suffering with bronchitis. Mrs Janette Johnson Is no better, Mrs Benton is still caring for ber. W. O. Purdy of Brooklyn has moved hi household goods to Stepney and will soon be at home In tbe new cottage. Rev Mr Jones bas exchanged his sur rey for a very nice single carriage. Lothian Kennels shipped a very pretty sable and white collie to Scottsville, N, Y., on Wednesday. J. Tread well and son sold a car load of plaster at tbe Depot, last week. John Clay has purchased a horse of Bridgeport parties. Tbe Depot Sunday school is to open Sunday, May 6, at 4.30. Levi Blackman of Stepney Is building a barn for Edward Botsford in Guinea. Alfred Osborn, the well known fish and clam peddler, seems to have changed bis route, preferring to take long drives Instead of supplying his customers near home. Edward Ives A Son are busy this spring. Combining farming with work ing roads keeps them "busy most of the time. Edward Botsford had the raising for his new barn, last Friday. Mr and Mrs Harry Can field of Bridge port have visited at his mother's, Mrs H. E. Canfleld's. - Mrs Levi H. Edwards has visited her sister, Mrs Mallett of Bridgeport. Mrs David Levett and daughter, Lillian, of Long Hill, have visited her sister. Mrs F. M. Canfield. . ' Rev Mr Jones went to New York yes terday. Mrs Laura Clark has returned to her PUKE home in South Britain after spending several days with her sister, Mrs P. B. Parmelee. TRUMBULL. CHURCH NOTES. Rev A. J. Park, of Huntington preached in exchange with Rev W. F. White, last Sabbath morning. The Y. P. S. C. E. had the pleasure of welcoming a delegation from the King's Highway Society, Sunday evening. A delegation from the Trumbull Society went to Monroe tbe same evening. Tbe idea originated with our new Union president, and is certainly a very pleas ing one. Notices for next Sunday : At 10 45 a. m., morning service, conducted Dy tue pastor; at 12 m., Sunday school; at 3 30 p. m., junior meeting; at 6 p. m., Y. P. S. C. E. meeting; at 7 p.m., evening service. Monday: At 7.30 p. m., Chautauqua meeting at tbe parsonage. Friday : At 8 p. m., choir rehearsal. CHAUTAUQUA INTERESTS. The Chautauqua meeting, Monday evening, was made exceedingly inter esting because of large contributions of specimens of native rock and minerals. Tbe principal study during the spring months is geology. Trumbull needs a library building sufficiently large to furnish room for the preservation of any important finds of local interest Many such would be forthcoming if there was a place to put them. If you wi?h to keep the boys and girls in the country, make home and country life attractive. ORGANIZED FOR VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT. A village improvement sooiety has been organized with the following offi cers : President, W. S. Plumb ; 1st vice- president, Joseph M. Tucker ; 2d vice- president, W. N. French ; secretary, John Beach ; treasurer, Arthur Plumb. The oeiety holds another meeting Wednes day evering or this weet. A mild form of scarlet fever in the home of Isaac Booth has run its course, and the health officer has removed tbe sign from the door. Mr and Mrs Frank Plumb's little daughter is steadily improving under her treatment in a New York hospital. STRATFOBD. IMPROVEMENTS AT THE CEMETERY. The very handsome Swede granite monument which Mr Hughes has just placed on the Olney lot in Union ceme tery is exciting much favorable com tnent. The removal of the unsightly fence and substitution of handsome boundary posts, at the corners of the lot, make a very great improvement in the appearance of the cemetery in that locality. METHODISTS TALKING OF A NEW CHURCH. The Subject OfanAW f.hliwli hnilrllnor fnr the Methodist society is again herns agitated with a fair prospect that something definite Will be the Outcome. The nreannt nhni-Rh building was pretty thoroughly overhauled a few years since and is In lair condition but some think a more modern building is de sirable. THE LATE CHARLES A. LOVELL. There wnsaveiv lai-trA nitAnlanfA t. th funeral services ot the late Charles A. I-ovell, ot the well known grocery firm of L. H. Todd A Co. Rev Mr Cornwall ot Christ church conducted the service at the house and at the S.ave. Master William Ii. .Bristol rendered the full Masonic ritual in a verv Impressive manner. The display of flowers was espec ially fine. . OPPOSISO A LICENSE. Rev Joel 8. Ives hna fllnrt notlHnn mtth the county commissioners against the grant, ingot a license to sell liquors to Lewis Jud- buii, in jjoom a uiocie. TO OPEN THE NEW LIBRABV. Itisreooited that the n llhnirv will lm opened the middle of the coming month. An illustrated lecture wag given in the uongregauonai cnurch, Thursday evening, by Kev Joel 8. Ives, assisted by F. C. Beach, wno operated the stereopticon. The views were choice selections opoints of interest from amateur photographs and embraced views oi ioreign ana local subjects. Tlev Dr Clark conducted service In Christ church, Sunday morning, in the absence of me rector, wno was confined at home by sick iivoo- iuqio was ii u service in me evening Bicycle riding Is all the rage in town Mr Smith, Adams Express Agent at Win sted, spent Sunday in town with his father, The last dance of the season will be given uy liio .loo iu jluwu nan, rrmay evening, May S. Sansone; will lurnish the music. Several of the Salvation Army lassies were umirauiMuin evening service m the Metho uist cjiuruii, ounuay. Another successful cake walk was held in auwu utui, mis wee&. The light rain laid the dust so the operators of the trolley cars could get a breath of pure air. The dust has made lite very unpleasant V. faUOlU 1U1 OU1UI blUJU UltCJE. A few shad have been t V n in n,n H,.ar Another week will probably make them very v I tin 1 1 1 ii 1 John Benjamin and wife spent a day in ""i Tfwm.. xuvy win pro Da oi y occupy wuuu bhwwvia uuuig 111 f 1CW WVCKS. Mr and Mrs 8klnev Rtmrrlfti the Cnpheag club at their resid'enoe on King uCttreBi7 ?f New Torknas recently vls- A not box detained the In. m tmin fwrt the East at the station, a lew evenings ainoe. about 10 minutes. After packing the box ...1.U un u iH wioa u iar as .Bridge port. " Edward Blakeslee of Strawhnrrv nm mw itj.i m " nnveu 1J juiss Jennie I Youngs, last Wednesday. - .. , D C Rhoades entertained a Iar evening. A Una collation was-enjoyed by the tv iiiov m.j uin -ioivti v-cj iii rv ill v Ni rHnr. St tMIqtt ai-ffA niim tir- ,tiraaan( . Miss Arline. dauerlitflr ot TTnrlartniz-Av wiruD, iv visiLiug ner aunt at orange, Mass. Fred Judson spent Sundav with Cnnt.nutr .aiacK ua jootiLon. Rev G. W. Judson gave a verv Intermtinn iDuiu.u ui vu. vvueicgm;uni ucubuie room, last week, on "Egypt ana the Holy Land " Mr Judson has just returned from r rrtn through that locality and the word nintniwa of the scenes he had so recently visited were very grapmc- . The young people connected with thA Cm g-regatlonal churcn will give an entertain ment in the Town hall, Friday evening, April 20. Miss (Nellie Middlebrook ot Bridgeport O 111 VUiMQV V. .IIO WlMi Allen B. Lincoln. Editor of The New En land Home, spoke in the ContrreGrn.t.innai Church on the underlying principles of the temperance reiorm 10 an interested au dience, Sunday evening. Mis Thompson's reception In thn Tnm hall was a suceess. Robert Howard Russell ot New Vnrt m nr o uugv nuB9n, uuu uoieu magazine writer, spent Sunday in town with his parents. SOUTH BRITAIN. CHURCH AND PERSONAL MATTERS. Otis S. Northrop and family of Water bury were with Oliver Mitchell over Sun day. Mr and Mrs Amos Mitchell of Bridge port spent Sunday with Ml and Mrs W. H. Wakelee. E. 8. Piatt Is doing jury dutv in New Haven. Mrs Laura Clarke will spend some time with her sister in Stepney. . The Ladies' Mission circle met, Thurs day afternoon. Letters were read from missionaries in various parts of the world. Mrs E. B. Perkins is very low, being confined to ber bed. L. M. Bradley, who has been very sick with tbe grip, is improving. W . Li. MltcbelJ has sold the Flat Hill farm to a man by tbe name of Field, from Deep River. 11. JN. Treat has leased nis silica quarry to the Bridgeport Wood Finishing Co., and they have a force of men working it. C. H. iStillson is drawing it to Shepaug station, having two teams at work. Isaac Wentscb has three men at work in his silica quarry and will commence shipping soon. There was a reunion at II. H. Ford's, last Saturday night. - Martin Fox and family was home, last Sabbath. A. M. Bradley and wife f pent the Sab bath with their father. Tbe Purchase Sunday school, after being closed for some time on account of the weather, has re-opened with a good attendance. Mrs K. H. Ford is under Dr Cooley's care. MONROE CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH NOTES. Next Sunday, April 28, Kev W. H. Waggoner, of the Yale Divinity school, will deliver two addresses on "The Mis sions Of the World" in the Monroe Con gregational church. At the special re quest of S. L. Mershon, president of tbe Christian Endeavor missionary insti tute, Mr Waggoner brought his map be fore the Y. P. S. C. E. convention ,at Cleveland, O. Mr Waggoner has ap peared 30 times in three states before seven denominations, and has calls from eight states and the Dominion of Canada. The New Haven Palladium says : "An important feature was a large map, (the largest in the world), showing clearly the places where missionaries are located. Mr Waggoner is an able speaker and by the aid of tbe map, which he painted himself, brings before his audience the work in such a truly delightful and inter esting manner that no one can fail to be interested in the Chri$tianevangelization of the world. The lecture is purely un denominational. This was the first time that the lecture has been given in New Haven. The map was exhibited at the Christian Endeavor convention iu Cleve land, O. Mr Waggoner is the first in the world to complete such a work as this map, on which there is a dot for every missionary." , A SOCIAL EVENT. 'i'he young people of the Center spent a pleasant evening at the residence of E. C. Curtis, on Monday evening. The ycuog people were chaperoned by our genial town clerk's wife, Mrs D. A. Nichols. After an evening's entertain ment of vocal and instrumental music and games, the gueRts then adjourned to tne ainmg room, wnere an elegant repast was servea. i ne guests were as follows Mr and Mrs Merwin Johnson, Misses Lottie Beardaley, Gertrude Beardsley, Agnes Beardsley, Ella Gosman, Lillie Wheeler, Jessie Wheeler, Edith Wheeler May Wales, Florence Wales, Taylor, and Messrs rtooert Sinclair. Merwin Johnson Howard Wheeler, Hobart Beardsley, Ar thur Wales, Arthur Curtis, Ambrose Hurd, Samuel Hurd, Louis Beardsley, uonn uurr ana ueorge ivieuaugnan. DEATH OtT MRS HARRIET JUDSON. Miss Harriet Judson, a life long resi dent of this place, died April 16, of pneu monia, at the residence of her niece. Mrs John Taylor of Hartford, and was buried in tne Monroe Center cemetery, ThurS' day, the 18th. Miss Judson lived to the ripe age of 80 years and was greatly re spected, htie will be much missed both in the Congregational church, where she was an active member until within a very rew years past, ana in many ramiiies in town where she formerly was a welcome visitor. Mrs VanDuyne has returned home from Chicago, and Miss Mabel VanDuyne is also home from Georgia. Elma-Stevens is visiting in Bridgeport. The copper works have shut down for the prefpnt. X . W. Wheeler has sold his fat oxen t.n L. C Gilbert, who will exhibit them in Newtown. Joe Buzzer has sold his chestnut horse to Mr Ratchfoid of Brookfield and has bought a cow. BETHEL- RESUMING BUSINESS. Andrews, McKenzie & Co. naid off their old workmen, last Saturday. Work has been resumed in their factory. A new firm has been formed. George G. Durant had been added and the new firm name now reads Andrews, Mackenzie '& Durant. .The new company start busi ness on a solid basis and will undoubted ly do a large trade the coming season and will employ a large number of work men, which will add to the prosperity of the town. THE HAT TRADE. Most of the hat factories are running about four days in the week. The pleas ant weather increases the demand for light colored hats. Well drefsed youne men are wearing. this season, a stylish flat brim derby bat. one-half inch DtOrsay or flat curl. Col ors oi ngnc and dark golden brown take well and make a pretty hat for summer wear. Black bats are always in style and are the most proper bat for wet days or cool weather. Hatters often remark when they see a person pass in a wet cold day in early spring, "There goes a man with alight hat on. How cold he looks I" Am mi Carter is smoothing up the rough roads with the road machine. A social meeting will be held by Eu nka Iodge,No. 83, F. and A. M , onTues day evening, April 30, in the lodge room Rev F. A. Hatch of Danbury will be present and deliver an address. Refresh ments will be served at the close of tbe meeting. . George Williams bas bought the Hoyt place in Plumtrees. Nathan I. Bennett of New York ha been spending a day with his mother in town. Rev H. Q. Judd and wife left town Wednesday morning, enroute for their home In Huntington, N. Y. - - Selectman Arthur S. Judd, who has been dangerously ill the past two weeks with a severe attack of pceumonia, is at present writing much better and has been able to direct some in business af fairs, (today) Tuesday. Mrs Ruf ps Couch has been quite ill and bas been confined to tbe house. Canfield Jennings of Norwalk has hired toe starr place. 1 A few farmers have planted potatoes ana otners nave sowed their onion seed. Mostilelds are quite wet for working. uon t ouy fertilizers, seeds or imDle- ments until you call on Dimond & Son BRIDGEPORT- " SHEET MUSIC AND FOLIOS. Our readers will find an immense stock of sheet music and music folios at Northrop's music store. BridsreDort. " He has a variety of 5000 copies of sheet mnsic Sold at other stores for from 30 cents to $l.o0, tbat he sells for five cents a copy. He receives new music nearly every aay, ana uas ail cne lace ana pop ular songs. Any piece that his custom ers wane, not in stock be will order for them without extra charge. He has just received a large number of new song and piano folios, which are very desira- Die ana low in price. He has an assort ment of Easter cards and novelties for half price. In tbe line of framed pic tures, toys ana iaocy goods, you can buy for less than cost. When vou visit Bridgeport do not fail to call at 31 John street. ... No need to go without a good dinner when shopping in Bridgeport, for at Brennan's restaurant, 26 and 28 Cannon street, they give excellent service at a reasonable figure,- and that is the reason so many patronize this restaurant.. "1 do not see how you can sell such a nice shoe for $2 25." a lady remarked as she took her pocketbook out to pay for a pair oi tnose Kia Dutton patent tips, which Henry N. Ay res of 381 Main street, is selling. And we do not either, as they are very fine and made on all tbe new styles of lasts. JJavis & Savard, 42U Main street, an nounce in another column that they will furnish firstrate, all wool suit of cloths in men's sizes for SO, $8 or 910 each. They hvew every facility for buying goods at the lowest-spot cast prices and are willing to marks small margin of profit "a live and let live price.1' They invite an inspection of the it stock and a comparison of their Drice.s. They guar antee every article sold by them ' -e ex actly as represented and will cL ully VALUED ENDORSEMENT. Schaghticoke, N. Y. It is ignorance rather than anything else that makes life miserable, but ignorance of the value of Dr David Kennedy's Favorite Remedy does not exist in Shaghticoke to-day, as a blood medicine and a nerve tonic it stands supreme. One of the principal reasons for its popularity comes from the great benefit our fellow townsman, Andrew Sipperley, derived from its use. Mr Sipperley has suffered for years past with a chronic kidney trouble, frequent bilious attacks, and at intervals with violent neuralgia in the head and face. Up jto last fall he rarely knew a well day. At that time bis wife, who had learned of the good Dr Ken nedy's Favorite Remedy bas accomplish ed, determined to have him use it. In writing about bis sickness, Mr Sipper ley said : "For severel years I was subject to at tacks of kidney trouble and gravel wuicu was attenaea witn most excrucia ting pain, but since I bagan the use of Dr David Kennedy's Favorite Remedy I have bad no serious trouble, and my general health is greatly improved. I know of a great manv neonle about here Jpho have used Favorite Remedy, and in every instance Denent has followed. One of the officers of the Albany, N. Y., hospital recently said, in speaking of Favorite Remedy : "I know of its great medical value, and to my knowledge it cures the diseases for which it is pre pared." The great value of Dr David Kenne dy's Favorite Remedy lies in the fact that it dissolves the excess of uric acid in the blood. Such ailments as rheuma tism, neuralgia, nervousness, and the sickness peculiar to women all come from this one cause. Favorite Remedy dissolves the acid, thus curing the dis ease. In cases of scrofula, diabetes and Brigbt's disease,it has cured where other treatments nave failed. refund the money if upon examination any goods purchased or them prove un satisfactory. Without doubt tbe best place in West ern Connecticut to deal in iron and steel, ana in iact every tning in tne line oi black smith and carriage manufactures sup plies is at the finely equipped house con ducted by Henry D. Patchen, 438 and 440 water street, Bridgeport. Mr fatchen, wno was lor a number of years oi an other firm dealing in a similar line of goods, is now doing business on his own account and his many patrons in Fair- Held and Litchfield counties who will no doubt be glad to welcome him at his new quarters. Uur readers in need of goods in bis line will receive the best of treat ment by entrusting their orders with Mr fatcnen. BROOKFIELD. NOTES FROM ST PAUL'S. The supper at James Lee's was a very successful affair in every sense. The at tendance was sufficient to fill the house Avery nice musical program was provid ed and well carried out by relatives of Mrs Lee from Danbury. Tbe net pro- ceeas ror tne furnace fund for tbe rectory was $26. WHAT IT COST TO CLEAR THE ROADS OP SNOW. Now that the bills are all in it is found it cost the town nearly $400 to clear the roads of snow at the time of the blizzard. Bishop Williams is Expected to visit St Paul's on Wednesday afternoon, May 30, for tbe purpose of confirmation. Miss Julia liayes is visiting Miss Carrie Peck, where sb will remain for some time. Dr Sn ith now goes to New York e verv day, where he is taking course of study. rne Junior guild will meet wi k Hiss Mattie Griffin next Mondav evening. April 29. James Lee bas bought and will set ud the windmill owned by Mr Curtis. He will use it to pump water into a tank to be t alien into nis bouse. Mr and Mrs Thomas Gardner have mov ed into tbe bouse at the junction vacated by Almon Bradley. iii. o. U Uell Is making Improvements on tbe farm by making wire fence and other needed rc pairs. - Mrs Lillian Babcock and son. Raymond. oi xsew Minora nave been at tbe Ameri can house. Henry Gnffen is boarding at the American house. Samuel Warner and son are nearly through with the road working at the laws. Almon Bradley and family have left town and are now living in Kent. He has secured a position in the creameryr GREENFIELD BILL. PERSONAL CHAT. Thomas L. Oraik bas planted six acres oi potatoes with nis Aspinwaii planter. Farmers generally are cowing their onions and planting their potatoes, this week. C. W. Wilson has a sick cow. William B. Ferris bas bought a- fine draft horse of Mitchel: & Sanford, weigh ing 1400 pounds. John Thome spent a few days in New xorK, recently. - . Mrs Milton Taylor is keeping bouse for Marvin Goodeell. Mrs Isaac B. Nichols is suffering with tbe grip, having a bad cough. Miss Alice Nichols has a window filled with handsome flowers from potted plants. Mr and Mrs Frank Banks welcomed daughter at their home, Saturday, April 20. - Mrs Simeon Banks has returned from a visit with her daughter in Bridgeport. Arthur and Charles Banks have visited friends in Weston. M. B. Durgy has visited his brother in bherman. In Litchfield Coun ty . WATERTOWN. ' WELL DONE GOOD AND ' - VANT." FAITHFUL SER- After 30 years of continuous labor in the employ of A. N. Woolson, Norman Barnes resigns. Mr Barnes is one of the old veterans whose ranks Jrom year to year are growing less and who soon shall all be a story of the past, but though dead tney snail still live in tne minds and hearts of every true American. - At tne close oi tbe war alter receiving an honorable dicharge, Mr Barnes entered the employ of Mr Woolson. For several years before the railrood was built he drove the freight to and from Waterbury. Seventeeniyears sgo ne was put in lull charge of the freight and coal business and in baving general supervision of all the outside work. That he has for those many years done this honestly, faithfully and well, yon have but to ask Mr Wool son, who despite the advanced age of this trusted employee, reluctantly let him go. Urs sor, a bright Intelligent young man of 21, takes bis place. DUNNIGAN FAERELL. At St John's church, Tuesday morn ing, April 23, at 9 o'clock Miss Maggie Dunnigan of Watertown and John F. Farrell of Waterbury were married by Rev James H. O'Donnell, A nuptial toigb. mass was celebrated at the cere mony, f ather U Uonnell was celebrant. assisted by Fathers Trainor, Kennedy and Downey of Waterbury. The best man was i'atrick Farrell of Waterbury, brother kof "the groom, and the brides maid was Miss Maggie Collins of Water town..; Prof Bonn presided at tbe organ.' - , - AT CHRIST CHURCH. : Sunday, May 5, Christ church Sundav school will convene at 9 55 a. m., instead Of after morning service, and church will commence at 10.45 instead of -10.30 until further notice. Holy Communion next Sunday morning at 8 o'clock, . - ..'.-. MISS EDGE MR NORTON. : Miss Edge and Edgar Norton Drv GoodsNews. SMITH, MURRAY & CO., SUCCESSORS TO W. B. HALL & CO., Barnum Building, Copeland Bros.' Old Stand. Such a chance is not offered every day tbat you can get seasonable and dainty Rib bona at half price yes and some less. Par ticular interesting is this sale to dressmakers and milliners. There's the Moire Faced Sat In Back, wide widths, .Fancy Dresdon, and Persian effects. Double Faced Satins, aU colors. Satin and Gro Grain and Satin Edge. Made by the Patterson Ribbon Co , andjonly sold tor the reason they are short lentrths. which they used for the cutting ot samples from. Lengths from 2 to B yards. ' Take what yon want. Underwear and Hosiery 3 lor 2Sc, Ladies' Ribbed Cotton Vests, full size, great value. ISc each, Ladies' Lisle Ribbed Vests in blue, pink and lavender; worth 25c. 19c each, Ladies' Egyptian Cotton Vests, with short sleeves; the 25c quality. 25c each, Ladies' ShapedRibbed Lisle Vests, silk trimmed, made to sell at 39c. 15 and 25c each. Children's Vesta and Pants. 25c, Men's Medium Weight Shirts and Drawers. 12 1.2 per pair, Ladies' Fancy Cotton Hose, "opera shades." 2 for 25c, To-day, Saturday we shall sell Ladies' Black Hose, that are sold every day, at 19 cents per pair. Express and mail charges paid on all purchases. SMITH, MURRAY & CO., BRIDGEPORT, CONN. A. H. DIMOND A Opposite the Fountain, were married at the home of the bride, I Wednesday evening, April 17, by Rev ' FI. N. Cummingham. Mr and Mrs Nor ton will commeuce housekeeping imme- diately at the house of Mrs E. Daily. The boy choir at ChriRt church made its first appearance on Easter day, and . the muic was again repeated, last Sun day. The church was crowded both morning and evening on Easter day des pite the bad weather. Tbe singing was certainly the most inspiring which has been beard In Christ cnurch in many years. Those who doubted Rev Mr Cunningham's ability to make a success of a vested choir doubt no more. Con gratulations have poured in on tbe rec tor irom all sides and ne certainly ap preciates the words of kindness. George F. Pritchard bas so far recov ered as to be able to take a short drive each day. ' Columbia lodge, No. 12, K. of P., worked the second rank, last Thursday evening. B. H. Mattoon, our real estate agent, says since the trolley isnow an assured fact, building lots are selling like hot cakes. Miss Heathcote bas been engaged to teach in the Center district school in thn room formerly taught by Miss Helen Hard. About 50 members of Columbia lodge, K. of P., chartered a special train and attended the exemplification of the rank of knight by Comstock lodge of Water bury. A good time was enjoyed by all who participated. Friday evening, April 26, Kev James O'Donnell will give his illustrated lec ture,''A tour through the Emerald Isle." The admission will be 25 cents. Hitchcock and Wheeler have opened their new store in the'Pythian block. WOODBURY. TEMPERANCE NOTES. The W. C. T. U. will hold their annual free will offering in the Second Congre gational church next Sunday evening at 7.30, at which the other churches of tbe town unite. The Eleanor B. Linsly Junior Prohi bition League will be represented at the free will offering at the Second Congre gational church, next Sunday evening; several members will make - short speeches. The Junior Prohibition league have se cured Mr and Mrs C. C. Beveridge, the l&ffi The admission will be 15 cents. GRANGE KOTES. Pleasant Valley Grange, No. 126, P. of H., had a very interesting meeting on April 17. The sutj ct for the Lecturer's hour was "The farmers of the present vs the farmers of 50 years ago." It was well discussed bv the members. The question for discussion for the next meet ing, May I, will be "Resolved, that the present system of taxation is unequal and unjust. What is the remedy ?" i AT THE METHODIST CHURCH. The Methodist church was filled at thn services of tbe church, last Sunday, and all are pleased with the new pastor, Kev John Brun. He announced the evening services as follows: Sunday evening, from 6 30 to 8 ; Epworth League, Tues day evening 7 to 8 30 Bnd the Thursday evening meetiDg from 7 to 8 30. George Hugn uarnes is 10 ieaa me ep worth meetinz, next Sunday evening.and Miss Harriet Ford next Tuesday evenirg. Everybody welcome. , THE ELECTRIC ROAD WILL NOT BE IN OP- -; ERATION RIGHT A WAT. -., It is not expected that tbe electric raif- road from Southbury to Hotebkissvill will be in running order for at least two or three years yet. " '--! Tbe Ladies' Aid society of the Metho dist church will give a sociable in tne church parlors this evening. Everybody welcome. Thfi-p ? a sfi-snd ODeDiue in woorlDury for a person wishing to engage In felling seafood. A. E Knox, of the Reporter, attended the meeting of the editorial afsociation in Bridgeport, last week. " Louis E. Dawson, our popular mer April 26, 1895. 15c per ipalr. Ladles .Hermdorf Dye Black Cotton H se ; the 21c, quality. 25o per pair. Remember we .sell the best Ladles' Hose in the city at this price- Sdk finished with donble soles and beels. Special valne In Men's Hose, So, 10c and 12 I-2c per pair. Notion Department Saturday Specials livery color, black Included, ol a .spool silk J We sha'l put out one thousand (1,000) dozen at 25o per dozen or 3c per spool. Books One hundred copies of tbe Standard Family Dictionary, forty thousand words, and seven hundred illustrations, clear type, price 25 cents each. Will they last to-day? "We don't think.' Yesterday's paper told you of a sale oi goods at our Toilet Department. It starts this morning. Be sure and come. Women's wrappers To--lay we shall sell good Calico Wrappers, with full sleeve, tuU width in skirt, and watteao plait back, at 98s each. Laundered Skirt Waists A Good Cambric Waist, in all sizes, well made, with yoke back, prico 50c. Carpets and Upholstery, Kitchen depart ment in Basement Salesroom. Give orders here tor Staten Island Dye Works. We desire to call attention this W8ek to our large assortment of AQ R'CULTURAIi IMPLEMENTS Seeds, etc. Agents for Bradley's Standard Fertilizers. SON BETHEL, CONN. Our Spring line of MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S SUITS At The CX-OTSI1TG- HOXJSE Is now rerdy, and it contains every novelty of the day Tbe newest garment, fabrics and fashions equal In every respect to fine Custom Made Clothes, with sv Superior finish seldom met with In ready made Clothing;. We're sate In saying that no other house In the trade can supply so much elegance of workmanship fit and style at such popular low price. 4 ESPECIAL ATTENTION Is called to our extensive line of Spring Overcoat, in light and dark colore, we have them in both tbe Long and Box lengths; and a large assortment ot 8 touts for Short Men. OUR EXTENSIVE LINE Of Boys' and Children's Suits are meeting with the most satisfactory approval; Our complete assortment composed ot exclt-stve styles and attractive novelties. Full Assortment of Gents' Furnishing Goods. Corner Main and State Sts. Bridgeport. Ct C. E. HUSTED & SON, " 107 State St., Barnum-Union Building- Is the place to buy your China, Crockery, Glass and House Furnish ing Goods, Wedding Presents in dinner sets, toilet sets, tea- sets, lamps, bric-a-brac, silverwar, cutlery, kitchen furniture, statuary and most any article you need for housekeeping- We defy anyone to un dersell us on reliable goods- Call and see us when in Bridgeport ZEaCejrxiry DEALER IX Iron and Steel, Blacksmith and Carriage rManu- fantnrnre lUVbUlbtl 438. 440 Water Street, chant, has the foundation for his new bouse on West Main street well under i way, ana win prooaoiy nave tne nouse finished about June 1. George H. Barnes, with friend, Frank Fenn of Waterbury, visited with bis par ents over bunda v. Miss Florence Fowler was at ber borne in South Britain over Sunday. CORNWALL BREDGF. DEATH OF CHARLES WEDGE. Charles Wedge. 31 years old, son of James and Charlotte Wedge, died at tbe home of bis parents on Wbitcomb bill, Monday night. This sudden event was unexoected and has catt a gloom of sad ness in this section of the town. The pfflieted father and mother have the heartfelt sympathy of all in the loss of their only child and mainstay in their declining vearg. The funeral service was held on Thursday afternoon at tbe residence of tbe family. The interment was in Calhcun cemetery. . METHODISTS TET WITHOUT A CASTOR. Cornwall Bridge is not yet supplied with a minister at the Methodist church, and Beecham's pills for consti pation ID and 25.- Get the book at 3-our druggist's and go by it. Acbda mIcs mar than f .OCO.000 bona. Newtown, Ct, .April 23, 1895. FINANCIAL. HOUSTON, TEXAS WATER WORKS FIRST MORTGAGE B0BDS. Ths subscriber offers for sal tha whole or any p&rt of On Hundred Thousand First Mortgage 6 per cent Houston Water Works Binds at par and accrued interest from January 1, 1895- These Bonds axe Ons Thou sand Dollars each. ' Interest is payable J anuary and July in each year in New York City Said bonds are tha only bonds of the company, and are a part of Four Hundred Thousand, Three Hundred Thousand b;ing new issued. Said bonds will be ready for delivery May 1, 1895. These bends are dated January 1, 1895, and hare 30 years to run. The company has a j stock capital of $150 000 on which j regular dividends semiannually are j paid- Houston, Texas has a population of 40 000 inhabitants and growing' rap idly. I recommend the above as a per fectly safe investment. Marcus C. Hawley. A MAN who is ilowsr tha.n a dead iniil, who uit ba bodged a littla bit from ths avea teaer at his way. will possibly read Uua adrtrtiM mont. but bay bis shoes ? hen he has always bought them, paying tin pries ha has always paid- I hop you're east ia a different mor-ld- I don't expeei yon, after reading this adver-t-semrnt. to tear into yonr hat ud cost aad make far my store ss if you were in psia aad I a doctor ; bat I do hope that some day yoa'U inTeiujf&t aad eonpar my shoes sad prises with Urns of other stores. Once do that, and, like Perry. Til exclaim: "I've met the doubters and th-y'er miae-" You'll be my custom r always. I doo't tars to Ull you this is tha Largest Shoe Boase ia the Housa'onie Valley an 1 the Largest As sortment rf Shoes to select from. Onee here always eonrinced J. W. ELLSWORTH, 8 BANK ST , NEW MILF0RD- Patclien, Cunnliaa M lJJAAGp. Bridgeport, Conn. no preaching service bas been held for the past two Sabbaths. Wilson Ward, 78 years oH, an aged colored resident, died Ihe 19ih insC The remains were taken to Milford fcr buri al. Downer J Edwards. Among tho Chamber suites In our new spring- assortment U a richly, oak piano pol ished sni- - tjk-V tmf t 0 Die ce a . V hi 1-. v . &rtiti and solid Jl X.I I K -' i and la a. rare bar- LLSrr m gain at 90 per cent mora than quoted prices. Oar entire line shows eqnal values. - Have you seen the all wool Ingraia Carpets we are selling at 49c per yd? And the Tapestry Brussels, at 48c, 57c and 73c per yard? If you hamt better hurrj np or they will all b? gone. . ; ; D0VTNEB & EDT7AED3, 101 stair sr..