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POBLlSUtl) BT THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. ALLISON P. SMITH, EDITOR. AHTHUH J. SMITH. BU81MKUS MANAQKU - $128 t Tsar, 78 Cents fbr Bit Months l Utnt for Four Months. Four Csou a Cony. Il.lt. 1. COM., f B1BAX, MAT S, 1895. Editorial la Drop. Archdeacon Farrar said : "That every nation hat lu devil and the devil of Eng- land ! Intemperance." Tut United States in the place ot the word England, and yon are oot far from right. The Evening News of Bridgeport li looking forward to a more prominent place among the newspapers of Bridge port. It has come out In eight page form, greatly Improved. The milk producers of the Hoosatonlc valley will have a meeting at New Mil ford, Tuesday, at 1 p. m., May 7, for the purpose ot talking over and taking ac tion In regard to the late meeting held In New York and to take out stock in the proposed organization If deemed de sirable A full attendance of the milk producers is desired. We usually dread a late cold spring but where there has not been enough warm weather to swell the buds, as this season it is far more preferable. So far no fruits buds have been killed, and probably now will not be. This ought to mean a large crop of peaches and should no unfavorable conditions arise of cherries. So much depends upon the weather at the time ot apple blossom- Ins that no predictions can amount to anything. George J. Gould, w bo baa just re turned from a Western trip, has been in tervlewed bv a New York paper. He looks tor an Improvement In business, days Mr Gould : "The crop prospects in the West are excellent, and the outlook Is most encouraging tor business Interests The outlook all over the country cannot help but Increase confidence at home and abroad In American Investment prop erties. It appears that all kinds of business are Included in the upward movement and so far as 1,'can see, all the conditions which tend to make business are fast reasserting themselves as the great factors of the day. Reports which I have received from the west and per sonal observation lead me to believe that the prospect for good crops is such that the railroads and other transpor tation companies will show large increase In earnings from the movement of the crops." nJeliTTi1,(uys,flsfa?oMaad,'"llie ommending that the same be observed by appropriate exercises in the public schools and among our people generally In this connection we append the law of ourastate touching the planting of trees The following Is found in Chapter 107 of the public statutes, and as few are aware of the law on this point, we give it en tire: Section 17J7. Every person plantfhg.proteot Ing and cultivating elm, maple, tulip, ash, baaswood, oak, black walnu hickory, apple pear or cherry trees, not more than 60 feet apart, tor three years, along any pnbllo high , way, shall be entitled to receive an annual bounty tberealter, of 10 cents for each tree so planted and cultivated, to be paid oat ot the state treasury; but such bounty shall not be paid for more than five years, nor any longer mon such tree or trees are maintained Boot Ion 1788. No person shall cut (low n or In jure any tree growing on the highway for which the state has paid a bounty, as provld ed In the preceding section, or whloh has been set out by any Tillage Improvement society, without the written permission of a majority ot the selectmen ol the town In which such highway is situated. obcuod now. no teiograpn, telephone, or electric light or power company shall cause to be cut down or injured any tree growing on the highway, tor the purpose of construct ing or maintaining any electrical wires or fix tures of any kind without the written consent ot the adjoining proprietor. And what Is It that Washington Irving ays : "As the leaves of trees are said to absorb all noxious qualities of the air, and to breathe forth a purer atmosphere, o It seems to me as if they drew from us all sordid and angry passions, and breath' ed forth peace and philanthropy There it something nobly simple and pure In a taste for the cultivation ot for est trees. It argues, I think, a sweet and generous nature to have this strong relish for the beauties of vegetation, and this friendship for the bardy and glorious sons ot the forest. There is a grandeur of thought connected with this part of rural economy. It Is, If I may be allow ed the figure, the heroic line ot husband ry. It Is worthy of liberal, and free born and aspiring men. He who plants an oak, looks forward to future ages, and plants for posterity. Nothing can be less selflab than this." SOUTH BRITAIN. Mrs Clark went to Stepney, last week, expecting to stay awhile, but came back next day owing to sickness In her sister's family. Died, April 28, ot cholera infantum, Julia E., the 16-month-old daughter of Mr and Mrs A. N. Piatt. The burial was at tbe Center ground, Tuesday. Mrs D. M. Mitchell attended the wed. ding of Miss Harriet E. Bryant at West Haven, April 24. OXFORD-, CHURCH AKD PERSONAL MATTERS. William VT. Hutches visited relatives In jprooaiyn, w. i ., over euuua; av. Morning servtoe In the Kotsoonal ehnmh tor the month ot May commences at 11 o'clock. Kev Mr Morris, having been appointed a committee of one to purchase the new books for the Sunday school library, will visit New York in the near future for that purpose. Mr and Mrs William Pec lost an inlant daughter, last week. Mrs Morris will arrive In town, this week, for a visit ot some weeks with her parents. Mr and Mrs O. C. Osborn. timer Osborn la at homa for a. time assist ing his father, T. 8. Osborn, whose duties at the Capitol keep him in llartford most of the time. Fairlield County Chat STEPNET AND VICINITY ON TASHUA'S BltEKZY SUMMIT. Miss Lillle B. Mnllett has returned roiu an extended trip to California and ott er places of interest. Mrs Charles r. uiiDerr, wno naa Deen verv sick with jrrio. is lepmted better. tier motner, Mis Keyooicw, is nome car ing for ber. J. Hobart Mallett Is very sick. Mrs Mallett's sitter, Mrs Mildred Ferris, is with them. " Kev K. B. Whipple expects bis family to join hin at the rectory the last of this week. Miss Caroline A. Mallett, formerly or. this place, now of Lockport, N. Y., has presented the Tasbua school wltb a musical instrument. An entertainment vill be given Dy trie Bridgeport High School and Mandolin club for the benefit of the Ladies' Aid iocletv in the near future. The program and date will be given later. Look for ic. BAPTIST CHURCH NOTES. There will be a covenant meeting In the Baptist church, Sunday morning at 11 o'clock. Preaching service will be held at 1 o'clock as usual. Mrs Frank Lind of New York Is guest of her daughter at the Baptist parsonage TEMPERANCE NOTES. The monthly meeting of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union will beheld Wednesdiy, tbes.h, at tne usual place and hour. It is expected that tbe creamery machinery wl.l be mived this week to its new quarters at soutn Britain. l'errv liuDDell nas Deen aoing team work for William liyan. Mrs Frank Squinobal and litc.e son spent Sunday with George Mattagatt and family. .Edwards Beardsiey is naving tne inter ior of bis house fixed. George CurtWs is doing tbe work. Edwards Beardsiey bas a handsome Jersey heifer calf that can be registered. William candee nas exenacgeo nis nne black road mare for a pair of work horse? with Liveryman Bronaon or Bridgeport. A. B. Curtiss has put a new National cash register of the latest design in hi store. G. C. Blancbard has returned from Bridgeport and is stopping at Charles Jackson's. Charles Hawley has bought a fine Jer sev heifer ot John CKborne of Fairfield Mrs A. Purdr has bad the old family horse killed, after 20 years of faithful f ervice and bought a younger one or Mr Sage. Lynson Beardsiey has a Japanese wine berry bum wnicn ne is rooting ana v, i in a thrirtv condition. Mrs eearasiey t front windows are filled with hacdbOwe flowers from potted plants. Jesse Turner has been confined to tb bouse with the grip and malaria for tout weeks. Mrs Eliza Searc, who was 95 years old last December, has enjoyed good health up to last Thursday night, when she waf- taken ill from t o long a walk and tna night her mind wandered. The doctor was called and she is gaining slowly being able to sit up again a part of th day. Charles L. Hubbell presented his sistei with a stick of wood with a natural ban die grown on it like that of a satchel. Perry Hubbell and Henry Nichols wen eeling, Tuesday night, and brought homt 13 fine trout and 17 eels. Mrs Emma Cramer of New Haven if guest of Mis Jennie Wells. E. A. Cramer of New Haven, who ha been boarding his horse all winter at I W. Wells', will take it away this week P. B. Parmalee has been suffering witb pneumonia for the past week and at pres ent writing, Wednesday night, he is in t very low state from exhaustion, being unconscious. Mrs Andrew Leavenworth is helping care for him. Mr and Mrs George Potter of Nauga tuck are guests of George uoley. Miss Helen Seeley is visiting her sis norne's ience announces la.uuo pansy plants ior sale. Just coming into bloom Kev H. W. Jones has spent the week in New York City. TRUMBULL. THE VILLAGE IMPROVEMENT SOCIETY The meeting, Wednesday evening of last week, was wen attended and consid erable public spirit was manifest. The organization has been perfected and new ciemoers win be received at any time on application to tbe secretary, John Beach, and the payment of membership fee Ladies have equal privilege with the gentlemen in this organization, and are expected to attend its meetings. The society will hold Its meetings on the first Wednesday evening in every month, beginning at 8 o'clock. The first regular meeting win oe neid Wednesday even ing. Tbe membership is already quite large, ana it is to oe Doped that alter a time we are to see some improvements mat are mucn needed. CHURCH NOTES. ibe services next Sabbath morning and evening will be conducted by tbe pastor. At 10.45 a. m., sermon followed Dy communion service; at 12 m. Sunday school; at 3.30 p. m.. tunior meetlnir: at 7 p. m., Y. P. 8. C. E. meeting (chang d iroiu o.ou;; at .au p.m., evening ser vice. The annual offering to the College and Education Society will be taken at the close ot tbe morning service. Monday : At 7.30 p. m., Chautauqua meeting at tbe parsonage. Tuesday: At 7.30 p. m., Daniel's farms meeting. Friday : At 8 p. m., choir rehearsal. THE CHAUTAUQUA CIRCLE. Ihe special features of the meeting, Monday evening were: A continuation or the study of native rock and minerals "Deep Sea Sounding and Deep Sea Life "u vomposes tne oea oi tbe -sea ue members are looking forward to spending an afternoon in the near future among tne bins In search of geological OfCVIUJCUB. 1 Mr and Mrs Frank Plumb have the sympathies of a large circle of friends during tbe severe Illness of their little aangnter, ctnei. Mra Jesse Ch&lbnr are. ..Itorl last week, to attend the funeral of a near inena. MISS Ada WolCOtt goes to Vermont for the summer, where (she expects to ruwsr young laaies- seminary in tbe ran. BRIDGEPORT. SHEET MUSIC AND FOLIOS. Our readers will find an immense stock of sheet music and music folios at Northrop's musio store, Bridgeport. He has a variety of 5000 conies of sheet mnsio sold at other stores for from 30 cents to $1.50, that be sells for five cents copy. He receives new music nearlv every aay, ana nas an tne late and pod mar songs. Any piece tnat nts custom ers want, not in stock be will order for them without extra charge. He has just received a large number of new sono- and piano folios, which are very deslra- uie ana tow in price, lie nas an assort ment of Easter cards and novelties for bait price. In the line of framed pic tures, toys ana iancy goods, yon can buy for less than cost. When you visit Bridgeport do not fail to call at $1 John street. . FILLED TO OVERFLOWING. The great slaughter sale nf hnnt.a. shoes, Oxfords, slippers and rubbers. wbicb opened at Abbott's old stand. 373 Main street, Saturday, attracted thrones of shrewd buyers from far and near and they were not disappointedjudging from the bundles of shoes which accompanied them on their departure. Messrs Hol- orooK x MCjamara,tbeproprietors,wish to apologize to those who could not be waited upon or gain admittance. In the evening, owing to the immense crowds it was found necessary to lock tbe doors in justice to both patrons and themselves. Notwithstanding the fact that there were 15 clerks on the floor it was found utter ly in) possible to keep the stock in order owing to the great rush The bargains are genuine here and this week will af fo'd an excellent opportunity to thoe who have not attended this bonafide sale to do so. It U not necessary to invite lhoe hn have already attended as it goe vi ithout saying that they will be on hand again. LONG HILL. AT GRACE CHURCH. Third Sunday after Easter, May 5 : At 10.30 a. m.. Morning prayer, sermon and Holy Communion. Sunday school after morning service. . . The family of W . C. Wheeler has re turned from their winter sojourn in the city and have opened their pleasant borne on tbe turnpike. Miss uertrude Jtsearasiey oi aionroe and Miss Florence Beers of Stratford are visiting at E. M. Beardsley's. MB8 C Bunnell witn ner niece, aiuriei Wade, are at S. J. Burrough's for a short visit. J. W. Smith left town. Tuesday, to spend a few weeks at his old home in South Glastonbury. Mrs C. W. BovUton has been quite ill and confined to her bed for several days with grip. Mrs Jennings oi Bridgeport, wno sang the offertory solo at Grace church on the Sunday after Easter, was much ap preciated and tbe hope 19 expressed tnat she ruav be beard there again. Fred Turnev nas returned wun nis family to his home in Long Hill, after snendine tbe winter m .Bridgeport. M:sj Jt ioncev JNicnois or jmichoib speui Sunday with Miss ifiditb Turney. Frank Sherman is driving some new horfes nowadays. Your correspondent thinks he Intends to get one about right after being so long without one. farmers are getting tneir potatoes planted. (jnaries nan nas ueen bcimijk out some trees. , The Long Hill Carriage Co. is very busv. The painting department crowded with work. Harry Sweezy is helping F. S. Shelton. MONROE BRIDGEPORTERS ENJOY A 81'ASHUP. Quite a dangerous smashu j occurred fcn Sundav afternoon, just below Dr J. G Stevens' residence. Two couples irom Bridgeport with a nice surry and span or horses belonging to x-ecit oc iiubs, at tempted to turn around while tbe team was trotting, ana in a narrow piace. in consequence of such carlessness the car riage was upset, tne top smasnea into kindling wood, pole broken, etc. The horses ran but were stopped just below the flat by Frank Cook. One of the young ladies, (who were from New Ha ven), was drugged .some distance and somewhat bruised. The wonder was that they were not all seriously injured Dr Stevens and family went to their as sistance and hospitably entertained the young ladies till the gentlemen could borrow a pole and right np everything; then they started to return to Bridge port One of the young men was the son of one of Bridgeport's wealthy resi dents. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH AFFAIRS. Miss Hattie A. Bit hop, tbe talented and accomplished artist, will give one of her delightful miscellaneous recitals at the Congregational church on Tuesday ev eving. iMav 7. Tickets 25 cents ; chil dren 15 cents. Savs the New Haven Pal ladium : "The readings of Miss Bishop are admirable pieces of character acting, and elocution tauiuess." says tne Bos ton Herald : "The readings of Miss Bish op were thoroughly enjoyed by one of the jargest and most fashionable audien ces cl tbe season." Alter tne reaaingi a supper will be served in tbe church par lors. PROGRAM OF HARMONY GRANGE FOR MAY 9. Each member to furnish entertainment for at least two minutes or pay five oerrfvBi'vp'.. rj-Juixil,, Wales.; Daper, general aucussioa, "Uau larmers atljrd to ouy commercial iertuizers to grow crops, at present prices?' instrumental duet, Miss Kuamy Burr, E. G. Beards- ley. NOTES FROM ST PETER'S. ' - The Parish Aid society ot St Peter will meet with Mrs Sophia Beardsiey ol Wednesday evening, May 8; or if stormy tne nrst iair evening. n,acn person requested to bring an extra pocket hand Eercniei. Admittance tee, one lemon Dr Boardman from Chicago is with the vanuuynea. Miss Agnes Smith of Youkefs is with Hobart E. Beardsiey. Misstjertrude Beardsiey is visiting Long Hill. Mrs B. B. Curtiss is with .Mrs Wild man of Newtown. Foster M. Cargill of East Village is very ill. Miss Llllie Wales of Bridgeport is with s. b. wales. Mrs uouglas, who lives near tbe cop per works, burned ber foot severely, last week, by mistaking a bottle of carbolic acid, (or something of tbe kind), for lin ament with which she bathed her foot which was paining her, taking tbe skin off. This is the third accident in tbat family lately, two sons having been bad ly burned in tbe copper works. Robert Sinclair bas a new trotter. Fred Wheeler is having new windows placed In bis house. STRATFORD. TOWN AND PERSONAL MATTERS. A meeting for the organization of tennis club was held in the Russell anex Tuesday evening. They propose to hire tbe new tennis court, in tbe rear -of the new library building. George A. Kimber will occupy a house on is roaa street tne coming season. Officer Sugg recently arrested a fea'th er ouster peaaier ior lacking tbe neces sary license. He plead ignorance of the law and was allowed to leave town. Miss Edith Allen has returned from a visit to Worcester, Mass. i-r Jf uiiman's lecture before the Sclen- tittc club was postponed on account of the storm. Only one clear night during the entire course. Our people should be grateful to David wonigemutn ror Qtting up so nicelv an arranged room for ladies and children's hair cutting and shampooing as he has, in connection with his barber 6hop. A neat oath room with hot and eold water is also one of his lately acquired im provements. A regular meeting of Hnusar.nnfo Grange was held on April 27. The nextmeetlng of the Chautauqua cir cle will be held with Miss Lottie Lilling 8ton, Thursday evening. Mav 9. It Is reported that Charles Atwood and family will again move into town and oc cupy the Samuel Beardsiey place on rung street. Undertaker Frank Curtis snent Sun. day at Orange, Mass. He brought his daughter, who has been visiting her aunt at tuar. piace, oack witn him. iiisnop Williams has made his annual visitation to Christ church and con firmed a ciass or about 20 members. Henry Peters was arrested for stealing' a dog from F. Smith, and fined 5 and costs, by Justice feck. Edward Burritt has been seriously Hi ror some weeks, but is reported as im proving. Mrs .kzra Wheeler and family have re turned to tneir summer home on Broad street, after a winter sojiurn in New York. Miss Furniss of Meriden has visited Miss Be ten on King street. Druggist Tuttle has returned from a business trip to Washington. The annual meeting of the Union Cem etery association was held, Monday ev ening. .,. v , II. P. Stagg's new home on East Broadway is rapidly nearing completion. Kev Mr Holden has been obliged to cancel his engagement to lecture before the Scientific society, on account of "in health... - A party of our young people attended Highest of all in Leavening Power. the reception of the Ansonia Cycle 'club. Mr Mills ol Jb lve Mile Kiver and miss Hart of this town were recently married at the home of the bride's parents. They will reside at .East JN or walk. Constable Stags took Mary Jacox to tbe Industrial school for girls at Middle town.; She is but 13 years old, but re fused to go to school and seemed to be beyond tbe control of ber mother, and it was thought best to put ber where she would be under strict discipline. j ustice reek nnea JUd Simmons $ ior assault on one of bis fellow employes at Rowing's Hotel. it .is reported tnat the Traction uo. will soon erect electric lights at several points along its line in town. : Tbe Trtction Co. now give transfers to all other branches, in any direction. You can now ride from Washington Bridge to Ash Creek bridge for five cents, a distance of between seven and eight miles. Justice Peck fined Hiram She par d $7 and sent him to jail for 30 days for theft of a clock and other articles from George Nordaby. - The Eagles give their last dance, Fri day evening, May 3. The date of the reception to the Cup heags, given by Mr and Mrs - Sidney Beardsiey, was postponed till May 1. Mrs Dunbar bas returned from a visit to her daughter, Mrs Arthur Wheeler, in New York. Miss Parmelee of Wallingford has vis ited Mr and Mrs D. P. Bhoades, on King street. Men are engaged setting new telegraph poles along the line of tbe railroad. Constables Stagg & Beardsiey, with several assistants, raided the house near tbe end of tbe Washington Bridge branch of the trolley road, and arrested the pro prietor and some 10 or 12 ox tbe visitors. They were brought before Justice Peck and placed under bonds for future ap pearance, which they forfeited. W.E. Hine bas loaded the schooner E. G. Wiilard of Rockland. Maine, with shells for use in Buzzard Bay. Ullicer Stagg round a sulky in the woods on South avenue. Mr and Mrs A. Bedell Benjamin have come from JNew York to occupy their summer residence. The town fathers have put Main street in very good order. GREENFIELD HILL. CHURCH NOTES. There was a large congregation at the cburcb, Sunday morning, notwithstand ing the raw, cold, northeast wind, to lis ten to the pastor, Rev J. B. Kettle, who preached a very able and interesting ser mon from the .words, "liray hairs are here and there "upon him, yetheknoweth not," Hosea 7 :9. Those who attended the Sunday evening service were -more then paid for tbe very interesting account of the pastor's own experience among the miners. Next Sabbath morning will be communion. DEERFIELD PERSONALS. Miss Abbie Wakeman still continues quite poorly. Miss Alice Nichols was the guest of Mrs Fred E. Silliman of Easton, recent ly- . Painter Raymond has done work for Edson Banks at hi Easton farm. Mrs Charles Nichols, who has been confined to tbe house so long, is able to ride ont once more. Rev J. H. Kimball was a guest at Dea JNicnois7, last Sunday. dead in the stanchion; Mrs Sally Hubbell, who has lived to the good old age of more then four score years, received a shock on Thursday and ber entire 'left side was affected and she is feeble. ''Her daughter, Mrs George Parrack of Easton, is assisting her sister m i-ariug tor tier. Mrs Charles Nichols, who is in such feeble health, and been shut in doors all winter and spring, was able to ride out snort distance, two days last week. Ail congratulate Mr and Mrs Frank Banks of California in recovering a part of their loss by fire, and. wish it were possible they might recover all. The many friends of Miss Edith Burr or Brooklyn will be glad to learn tbat she seems to be slowly improving. Mrs Case, mother of Mrs William Wil son, is very sick with whooping cough at uer uaugnter 8. Mrs George Erfort of New York and her two children came to this place on Saturday to visit her mother, who is an invalid. On Sunday her oldest child was taken very, sick and she returned home with him, Sunday evening. Mrs Hattie Sherwood, wife ot William O. Burr, was granted a letter from' the cnurcn to the Fairfield cburcb. Mrs T. B. Stnrges and daughter have returned from Florida, where they spent me w liner. Mrs A. M. Burr and daughter enioved Thursday afternoon at tbe pleasant home oi mrs oimon i. Burr. Miss lumma Jennings has visited her sister, Millie, for a week at her school hi Northfield, Mass. Mr i"ease snnnlied her absence. Miss Ada Banks has been at Mrs John Hull's for a few days. mrs uampbell visited the Misses Gonld. recently. K. 5. Jennings is administrator on the estate of the late Charles A. Gould. H. o Burr and Mr Nichols of Bridgeport spent xuesuay appraising mat estate. Little Sophie Hull is verv much better So she is able to play out of doors pleas- nut uayp. : y Miss Lizzie Banks accompanied her aunt homo to Guilford for a visit. Mrs Clarence Bradlev was calling on friends on Burr street, Monday. Mrs H. B. Burr haB a bed of beautiful hyacinths m full bloom. .Nichols Milbank pent Sundav home at his mother's. Jesse L. Banks of Brooklyn wan at. the oiu uomesteaa, ounaay. Mr and jars jn. b. Hill enjoyed a visit irom tneir son, Horace, on Sunday. Miss Cora Bulklev visited her hror.her. William Bulkley, on Hoyden's Hill, re- H. K. Eiwood and William Banks were out on their meat route, through this piace,ror tbe first titne.Mondav morniuo- Fred Banks of Weston spent Sundav in 13. .1.1 . I. -m i urieeuiidiu b uiB xurujer xiome. Burr Disbrow bas his carriage painted. U. U. Smith bas traded his colt for oxen with William Gorham. D. B. Adams is the haoov possessor of a nne con wnico arrived in town early Saturday morning. Mother land off spring are doing well. . Jiimer Buckiev entertained his brother. 4 -.I..- O 1 , ' Mr and Mrs Frank Edwards and famil v pent Sunday in Cross Highway. : Mr and Mrs Leroy Mills have visited at wiiiiam Smith's. Mrs George Gorham bas" visited her son, George Merwin. a. iaarier s nurses oecame nnmanno-e. auic, xriuay, auu ran away, tnrowlng him OUtibut not miuring him sprir.nnltr WH t. : . , , . u'co ui uio iiukcas were uroken. HUNTINGTON. '.VHITE BILLS. There is another little bov at James Glover's.two weeks old. The children in French district am anticipat ing getting In their new school bouse inside of ix weeks.- - v . Pierce has set out 700 vonnir f rnlf. trees, this spring. - . . .; ' waiter Hubbell is convalescent. Mrs D. A. Nichols is having tbe Inte- Latest U. S. Gov't Report PURE rior of her home beautifully papered and painted.- Mr Coles of Shelton is doing tbe work. Rev John .Cameron of New Haven is to preach, Sunday. All are invited. Seats free. Service at 10.30. Mr William Jones bas taken the place of tbe absent organist at tbe chureh the past two Sundays. , - The tire, last week, did some damage in the woods of Olark Beardsley's and others and came near burning a barn of Oscar Hubbell's. The fire was lighted by the roadside. .- Mrs n,liza tluODeil, takes tbe lead In young chicks, this spring, in this place. BR00KFIELD. AN INCREASED ACREAGE OF POTATOES. Planting potatoes is the order of the day just now, and it is occupy ing the en tire attention of more farmers than usual as the discouraging outlook for tobacco with tbe good prices realized for pota toes, and tbe ready market in Danbury all tend to show the Importance as well as stability of potatoes as a money crop Several of our large farmers now make it their only money crop, except milk, Miss Miriam Taylor is home, from school duties in New ork, for the spring vacation. She, with five other teachers, expects to spend tbe summer vacation abroad. Howard Peck has a barn ready to raise to be built by Stanley Terrul, designed from tbat of Mrs Eliza Feck. The young people in town, with their friends, are to nave a social dance at tbe borne of Mrs weld on May 10. Fletcher Weld has been spending a few days with Iriends in Mew York. Mai Ureen.who.at one time lived in tne bouse now occupied by M. J. Bradley in Newtown, is a pensioner of tbe govern ment for injuries received in the army, is showing his patriotic soirit in the matter of replenishing tbe population. Last week bis 13th child was born, 12 of whom are living. He is quite an active man, making things bustle when in business Mr and Mrs i. u. smitn spent Wednes day and Thursday in New York with their daughter, Mrs H. w. lireen. Herbert Lake has been spending a few days witn friends in Branrord. Dr Homer Jones of New York has made bis parents a short visit. On Wednesday, at St Paul's rectory George Stuart of Newtown was married to Miss Amelia Thornbill of this town. The Junior Guild met on Monday night witb Miss Mattie Griftin. H. M. Bolles of New Preston is to erect a monument in the cemetery to the memory of Addie J. Elwood. S0UTHP0RT. THE VILLAGE AND VICINITY. Miss Buckingham has returned from Brooklyn. Attorney E. L. Wells has returned from a two weeks' trip to Washington D. C. Harry Gould is much pleased with his new Columbia. Mrs John Sqnires bad a paralytic shock on Sunday. She was removed to the Bridgeport hospital. . The Of borne cottage, owned by Mrs Charles Rockwell, has been renovated and improved. The Old Folks' Concert at Pequot hall last night, was very successful. Ouite sum was netted for the Daughters of tbe King of Trinity, under whose auspices it was given. -T&e jgroundsot "mucrinee'tf ed improvement. Orlando Wilson, who has been in Swed en for several months, has returned, Lewis B. Curt is left for Lake Michigan Tuesday for tbelpurposelof bringing here, his new steam yacht. The trip will oc cupy several weeks. Next week Friday, May 10, there will be a concert in Washington hall by the May Banjo club of Bridgeport, ' assisted by the pupils of the Southport public school. The proceeds will be devoted to purchasing apparatus for the school, large attendance should be present. '- Mr and Mrs George Elwood have re turned from South Carolina, where they nave been spending tbe winter. PLATTSVILLE. - Dr Hill went with Beniamin T. Beers this week Wednesday, accompanied by his son, George B. Beers, to the New Haven hospital. Mr Beers has been suffering for several years with a stone in the bladder. Dr Bacon from New Haven was there, last Saturday, when it was decided to go to the hospital to have an operation. It is earnestly hoped tbat be may: yet be spared to many years of usefulness. STEVENSON.. - C. E. Gilbert has decided to get the best of the hawks. He has placed wire netting over tne pens. - Edward Sherman dug for a fox, this week, without success. Tbe old fox bad made a shift in advance. WESTON. CHURCH AKD PERSONAL AFFAIRS, Mr and Mrs George Brown will cele brate theirsilver wedding anniversary on tbe evening of May lo. Mrs Eben Fitch Is suflerliig from rheuma. t.i Hrn. BETHEL. Everything for the farm at A. H, Dimond & Son's. In Litchfield County. WOODBURY. RACES ON DECORATION DAY AT WEST SIDE , PARK. It is understood that the Woodbury Horse Association are to have - races at West Side Park as usual on Memorial day. . , " ' " .'; Charles Capewell has resigned from the Winsted Herald and is now home with his parents on West Side. Dwight Thomas has resigned his posi tion at tbe woodbnry House. Miss Edith Dunbar, wbo has been at John Hartson's the past few weeks, has returned to her home in Bethlehem. The Junior Prohibition League hold their meeting at the residence of George Barnes next Monday, evening at v.do, Everybody welcome. The second congregational cnurcn was crowded at the W. C. T. U. free will of fering, last Sunday evening, and a fine program was presented. If you have anything in the line of machine repairing take it to L. J. Allen & Son at West Side. They have a shop nicely equipped and are ready to serve the public. By the way Allen & Son re agents for the popular Wood mow ing machine and hay rake. R0XBUSY. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH NOTES. Communion Sunday : Morning, "Com mitting oneself to the Just Judge ;" even ing.. Conference on the eduoation of oar young people. All school teachers, dis trict committees, and members of the school. board are especially Invited to take part in tbe conference. Topic ior next Wednesdays prayer Newtown, C i, April 25, 1 895. FINANCIAL. HOUSTON, TEXAS WATER WORKS FIRST MORTGAGE BONDS. The subscriber offers for sale tile whole or any pirt of One Hundred Thousand First Mortgage 6 per cent Houston Water Works Bonds at par and accrued interest from January 1, 1895 These Bonds are One Thou sand Dollars each. Interest is payable January and July in each year in New York City Said bonds are the only bonds of the company, and are a part of Four Hundred Thousand, Three Hundred Thousand b.ing now issued Said bonds will be ready for delivery May 1, 1895 These bends are dated January 1, 1895, and have 30 years to run. The company has a stock capital of $150 000 on which regular dividends semi annually are 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. meeting: "True meaning and value of the Communion of Saints." Henceforth all evening meetings begin at 7.30. C. C. Smitb, city attorney for Derby, spent a couple of days last week witb his friend, W. B. Seward. S. JB. Brewster of Bridgeport and Congressman Sanfotd of New Yorb-alBp spent three days this week as guests of Mr be ward. WATERTOWN. HAVE YOU REGISTERED TOUR "DORG?" Tho aolpotmpn nrp flftor t.hp owners of dogs, who don't register tbelr canines. H,very owner or aoga or aog wno nasnx registered oy May 10 win oe jprosecutea Mrs C. S. Dayton celebrated her birth day Tuesday evening with an orange tea, Many friends were present, some from Waterbury. There was music, speasing recitations and dancing. On Tuesday evening there were no less than four places of amusement, where something or another of a pleasing en tertainment took place, at tbe Methodist church the Ep worth league held a liter ary meeting, and tbe Young People's f riendly league listened to an aaaress given bv C. Collard Adams. MISS aiay j . r naer lias ueeu euageo to play the pipe organ in tbe congrega tional chureh.icommencing May o. Sundav morning Kev . P. waters or Waterbury was the preacher at the Con gregational church. Laurence Bowers was a recent visitor in town. A. N. Woolson has been in New York on business. Rev I. E. Smith came np from Mt Ver non, last week, to drive his favorite horse to bis new borne. Dr C. C. Marggraff passed Tuesday in town. B. Havens Heminway bas bad ground broken for bis new resdence. .Henrv.T. Dayton intends to open road on his lot west of his house, and lav it out into lots. Mr Hitchcock, bis son-in-law. will erect a handsome resi dence there, this summer. WASHINGTON. In reading the item, in the last Bee the Washington news speaks of W. H Spaulding leaving the farm of Mrs Wei ton, the reader would think be left with out cause, liut we thing be bad cause He is not the man to leave a place be cause he takes it into his head to go, as tne paper read last weeE. l ROMFORD. Tim Reiley is no longer employed on the railroad. Louis Haager is farming it and be tween times draws wood for Fred Clark who has some 1200 cord on bis mountain WEST CORNWALL PERSONAL CHAT. George H. Oldfleld ot Stockbridge, Mass. was a guest in town over Sunday Mr and Mrs E. Sturges ot Dover Plains, N x., visiteu at xneoaore sturges', last week Joseph Memmott was at bis home here over Sunday. The selectmen are about ready to commence repairing tne roaus. as early repairing makes Better ruaus. The C. E. society held a sociable at Dwigbl Augers , last vv eunesuay evening. Nobody appreciates seeing tbe mud cleaned irom the roads more than the wheelmen. Miss Jessie G. Wbeaton is home trom West Haven tor a tew weeks' visit. Kev Samuel Scoville ot Stamford bas been a guest at a. it. Scovlllo's, this week. George W. Cochrane was in New York this last week buying millinery goods tor the emporium. It isauite an honor to Georire th t Mr Hall bas the confidence in him to al low him to select goods that please the pub lic. By his energy and trustworthiness he has won this commence. Great preparations are being made tor a weuaing, next montn. A REMARKABLE CURE OF RHEUMATISM David Lewis, wbo has been afflicted all winter by rheumatism, is out again and an due to one oi tne medicines advertis ed in our columns. After trying every thing possible, he used .Chamberlain's Pain Balm, which has relieved him of all pain, from which he was a constant 8ufferer,and promises to make him fit for duty soon. We Know David bas been great sufferer and are glad to see him around again. Groton, Connecticut, Re view. For sale by K. v . Hawley, New town, and Samuel C. Bull, Sandy Hook. druggists. PROTECTION from the imn v rnieumonia. diphtheria, fever and ipidemics is given by Hood's Sarsapa- rilla. It makes PURE BLOOD. Downer g Edwards. Among the Chamber suites in onr new spring assortment is a richly, oak piano pol- tnt is a ricuiy, i $25. ished sui- te of 8 artistic - and is a gain at pi e c e s , and solid rare bar- 20 per cent more than quoted prices. Our nttre line shows equal values. Have you seen tbe all wool Ingrain Carpets we are selling at 49c per yd? And the Tapestry Brussels, at 48c, 57c and 73c per yard? If you havn't better hurrj np or they will all b? gone. DOWNER & EDWARDS, 101 STATE ST.. - BRIDGEPORT. CT. Drv Goods News. May 3, 1895. SMITH, MURRAY & CO., SUCCESSORS TO W. B. HALL & CO., Barnum Building, Copland Bros.' Old Stand. THIS WEEK'S SILKS. Don't lailtre bv orlcea here or voa'U exnect cheapness to mean poorness. Never was auch a aiiK Kttine-ing in me city, as lfl nere 10 aay. e mention a lew of me most nsea. Black Fieured Taffetas, which are belnff so much used now tor Capes and Wai8ta,we have about 25 new designs just to hand, 24-inch, prices 69c, 75c, 89c and $1 per yard. TAFFETA PLISSE. The verv newest thinir for walata- ho verv effective made np witb large aleevea, 7 inch goods, pi ice 1 per yard in such Colors mm n nite ana 1'lnK White and Gold White and Blue White and Lavender. VELVETS. See onr line ot Velvets at tl per yd. The best value in the citv, every good color, at $1.50 per yard extra fine quality, in all the de sirable colors. - Also a toll line of the Black 33 inch velours. ior Capes.starting at 12 per yard. DEESS GOODS. No let np in the Dress Goods business. Inst asgooa an assortment to select, from, wun new tilings coming all the while. Special for to-day, will be about 50 pieces ot very pretty Novelty suitings the 37 1-Jc sorts, we shall sell at 19c pet yard. A new line oi Jncqaard Mohairs, all the new colorings, price 39c per yard. covert cioiu-, ou-mcn goous, wouia oe goo t Express and mail charges paid on all purchases. SMITH, MURRAY & CO., BRIDGEPORT, Our Spring Line of MEN'S AND YOUNG MEN'S SUITS AtTke . Is now rerdy, and It contains every novelty of tbe day "The newest garment, fabrics and fashions equal in every respect to One Custom Made Clothes, with a Superior finish seldom met with in ready made Clothing. We're sale In saying that no other house In tbe trade can supply so much elegance of workmanship fit and style at such popular low prices. ESPECIAL ATTENTION Is called to our extensive line of Spring Overcoat, in light and dark colors, we have them in both the Long and Box lengths; and a large assortment ot Stouts for Short Men. OUR EXTENSIVE LINE Of Boys' and Children's Suits are meeting with tbe most satisfactory approval; . Our complete assortment composed ot exclusive styles and attractive novelties. Full Assortment of Gents' lmishing Goods:. Corner Main and State Sts., Bridgeport Ct: CHAH5E IH- BUSINESS I $20,000, WORTH OF BOOTS AND SHOES TO BE SLAUGHTERED. Wehavepurclnse3ofP.E. ABBOTr the Stocky Fixtures, Good Will, etc., of the well known Boston She -..Store. 373 MAIN STREET. Before MakiDg Extensive Alterations we and Shoes in the store. To make them go ;n:ck we shall sell the entire stock at about 50 cents on the dollar. Sale now going on and will continue until the whole stock Is closed out. Xow is your chance if you want Boota and Shoes, as we shall certainly sell them without regard to cost, every pair without an exception. Investigate for yourself and you will be convinced this is a Genuine Slaughter sale. BELOW WE NAME A FEW PRICES. Gent's French, Calf Hand Sewed I -nee and Congress, Abbott's price, $.00 and 6 00, our price. 8 SO. Gent's Patent Leather Laee Shoes. Baznr on era and Plain Toes. Abbott's price, 4 00, 5 00 and 6 00. our orice. S 00. Men's Calf Lace ard Congress Cap and Plain Toes. Abbott's Drice 1 00. onr nrice I ST. Men's Working Shoes, Tap Sole, Abbott's price i 00, our price 1.18. Hen's Lce and Congress, Abbott's price 1 45 our price 87c. Boys' Lace School Shoes, Abbott's price 1.45 our price 84c. Youths' Lace School Shoes, Abbott's price 1 00 our price oc. Ladles' French Kid, Patent Tip Bntton, opera ami uummua ohda, adooh s price, o uu auu 6 00, our price S 60. We could mention hundreds of bargains, give an idea of how the whole stock is marked down. Don't forget the place.. Abbott's old Stand, Boston Shoe Store. RESrECTFULLY, H0LBR00K & MCNAHARA. STORE NEWS. . value at $1, now 50c per yard. See onr selection ol hlirh class Novelties at 75c a yard, nothing like them In this section. GLOVES. Tonr Glove wants are well 1-mked attar here, all the best matters represented, which means the best fitting and the best wearing goods you can buy, the prices no mora than you can pay tor tbe poorer kinds elaewbere. The Latest is a full line ot the Dent-Alerott said to be one ol the best fltUng Gloves on the market, use a pair once and yon'll hav no others, aU the new spring shades. Modes. Tans, Butter. Slates and Blacks. pail. LINING DEPT. 8pecial news, interesting to Dm makers and aU. we shall start selling this week M pieces ot Fancy suesiaa at u i as per yarn. You're paying 30o every day tor lot earns quality. ROSE BUSHES. Grown by one ot the largest flo-isla In this country today. This week we offer MM piantd in our urouna r loor 7xicwwm txtv last we shall have this season, at 16c each, 1 per dozen. Folk wing are the names ot the Kose4 : La F ranee Magna Ctiarta Gen. Jacqueminot Assorte.1 Glolre le Dyon Mora Paul Neynon Jules MargoUea Ulricb B runner Grant des Battles Moire tsanmar Duke ol Bdlnborg Mi- John Lorinrand others. Carpets and Upholstery. Kite ben depart ment in Basement Salesroom Give order here tor Staten Island Dye Works. CONN. BRIDGEPORT, C0NNT want to close oat every pair ot Boota One Int Ltl!e' KM, "ntton. Opera and Cora mon Sense, Abbott's price s 00 oar price - I 1 Ml. I 800 Pairs Lalis' Dnngola Patent Tip, Button. . uui.ii . jnuii, . car pnoa mo La.lie'8 Patent Tip Ox lords, Abbott's Brie. . (Ac, onr price 47c. Ladies' Lextber Slippers, Abbott's price Me,. our price SSo. Hisses' Patent Tip School Shoes, Spring Heel! Lace or Button, Abbott's price 1 00 our - price 67c Children's Patent .Tip School Shoes, Spring Heels, Abbott's price, 75c oar price Bio. six. esstoll. Children's Patent Tip School Shoes, Spring Heels, sizes S to 8, Abbott's price 6So, ours 4Je- but have not the space. The above wilL