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VOLUME XVIII. NEWTOWN, CONN., FRIDAY, MAY 3, 1895. EIGHT PAGES. NUMBER 18. NEVv HAVEN Grand Central Shopping EMPORIUM. T.M.BROWN , D. S. GAMBLE F. M. BROWN & CO, one way you have' 27 stores under one roof filled with beautiful Spring d Summer Goods at little cost, on which you will save dollars and enjoy the trip beside. Or we will send you free samples of Silks, Dress Goods, Prints, etc., and you may shop successfully by mail. Free Fare on purchases of $ 10 or over, 30 miles from New Haven. POTTER & ROBERTS Have just received a new lot of Grata Seeds, Timothy. Clover and Red Top; a fall line of Wall Paper in earn plea can be shown at this store, all oi the latest designs- Eggs are advanc ing. Sugars are cheap. POTTER & ROBERTS, South Britain, Conn " Bay White Jacket Flour But oa Earth. Ftr Bala by TERRILL, BBTTS 6c CO., SANDY BOOK. CT. TBE ' Only Store In Town That nukes s business of Shoes -onlj b tbr Guarantee Shoe Store, Whir sverybody will (at suited la , styls, wear and repairing'. Aug rs Building, Opposite lianti Hills, " Sandy Hook, .Conn. P. J. Lynch. Prop'r. THE OLD RELIABLE SANDY HOOK .SHOE STORE Dealer In - FINE BOOTS, SHOES and RUBBERS. . Th Largest Stock and Lowest Prioe. jS-Repalrlng and making neatly done. - At. WENTSCH.PKOP., WELLS' BTiD'G', SANDT HOOX,CT. BrooJioia JTT bT aSt. ESTABLISHED 1780. THIS IS NO WIND MILL. NOB COFFEE MILL, BUT A FIRST CLASS COUNTRY OBIST MILL. WITH ALL THE FACILITIES FOB DOING GOOD WORK BR00KFIELD MILLS, BBOOKriELD, ' - CONN. NEWTOWN'S CENTRAL MARKET, J. H. BLACKMAH, Proprietor. Native Bent. Newtown Street. We Pay the pare . Talk of the Town. OUB PUBLIC HIGHWAYS. TOWN MEETINGS, STONK CRUSHERS, ETC It is noticed that M. J. Uoulhan takes exception to the ruling of the chairman 01 toe town meeting ot Wednesday. April 17, claiming that it was unparlia mentary. That a motion to adjourn was not in order unless some action had been taken on the question for which the meeting was called. The writer wishes to refer him to "Cusbing'g Manual of rariiamentary rracuce." which he be. lieves is always taken as cood authority. larazrapn 137 says : "A motion to ad journ takes the place of all other ques tions wnatsoever." xne only exception he makes to this rule, is that if a motion to adjourn has been put, and voted down, it might not be proper to put a second motion to adjourn until some other action bad been taken in the meet ing. The chairman did not think it nec essary to call for a division of tbe house on the vote to adjourn at that meeting, as be was satisfied by tbe viva voce vote tnat tnere was an overwhelming maiori- ty in favor of adjournment. Subsequent events have gone to show that he was right in his convictions. One would naturally suppose that if our eeleetu.r n in their care of the roads, bad found themselves crippled in their work by tbe want of more or better tools and machinery, which they did not feel justified in purchasing, without referring tne matter to tne town, tnev would have called a special town meeting for that purpose, and when said meeting con vtned, they would have set forth their wantsexplaining how and where said tools or machinery were needed, and would have given an estimate of their cost, etc. Instead, we find a meeting called by petitioners, and when assem bled, only one petitioner comes forward to advocate the measure. Where were tbe other 20 odd petitioners who signed the petitions? Does it seem quite busi ness like, or in fact just to our fellow men, to sign petitions for town meetings. and then not take intereit enough in them to be present and advocate, or help to sustain the measures proposed? It cost each one of those petitioners little to sign his name to che petition, especial ly 11 ne aid not attend tne meeting, but to those per-eons living in tbe outlying dis tricts a drive of several miles over rough roads and the loss of a half day's time in the busy season of tbe year it was quite a different thing. W hen the road from tbe Street to the fetation was macadamized the writer was appointed one of a committee of five, three of tbem being the selectmen, to take the matter in charge, make con tracts for, and superintend the wo:k. 1'his committee, as a whole, visited Bridgeport, and were shown miles of macadamli-z d road, consructed by put ting about four inches of crushed etone on a well rounded road bed, which had been laid four and live years, and had stood well, needing very little, if any re pairs. Some of this was made on quite heavy soil, seemingly about as heavy as ours In JSewtown, so we concluded to try tbe experiment of about a mile of road constructed in the same manner. Sonic of the older heads in town said 'It will not stand on this soil without flrfrt excavating a foot and a half of earth and Sllirg in with cobbles, for a cundation," but we thought they might be a lltt'e old fogi-h in their notions, and carried out tbe plan w hich we bad seen in Bridgeport, and which was Btrotigly recommended by the contract ors. The result of tho experiment has been carefully watched. In a year or two after it was laid, it was noticed that the ravel on it was grinding up tbe stone to One dust and the wind blowing much of it away. The contractors said the stone mu-t have been too toff, and rec ommended tbe use of tbe road scraper on the c boulders of the road, to keep it from grinding out so fast. Many com ments were made on covering a stone road with dirt but it made it pleasanter to ride on, and lees harsh for tbe horses' feet. When every spring came round, it is not necessary to say the so called old croakers had a chance to cry, "I. told you so." The bottom seemed to drop out in places. Surplus stone was added un til it was exhausted. Finally the stone crusherand steam roller were called into requisition again. This time, not to "crush up our ledges," which we have been told we can do much cheaper than we can p'ek up our boulders and cobble stones, tbe "ledges" being too soft, so stone walls made of these same small stones were purchased at d a new coat ing put over the road. Still tbe bottom drops out in places, and the writer is cmvinced that macadamized roads can not be built on our heaviest Newtown soil in tbe same way as they are built in the shore town where the soil is dryer and more gravelly. Now why not try a new experiment on some of tbe worst places in the macam ized road? With pickaxes and a plow root up the crushed stone for eight or ten feet in width in tbe center of tbe mad, shovel it to one side and remove a foot or more of earth, then fill in with rough stones or cobbles and replace tbe crushed stone giving it a good rolling down. This would . make a solid road and would not need a stone crusher. Now if a road made of stone is better with an earth covering why is it necessa ry to have such fine stone? Why not go into any of the worst sloughs on our roads, and with a road scraper or plow and shovels excavate the earth in the cen ter of tbe road to the depth of 12 to IS inches and fill in with rough stones sucb as can usually be gathered on the side? of those same highways, 'using small ones for the top layer, and if thought necessary, go over tbem with a sledge hammer breaking tbe top layer a little and packing down firmly, then replace the earth making a high round road. Tbis certainly would make a better road than dumping crushed stone into a mud 4 noie, and would keep our money here at borne. Tbe time may come when the town of Newtown will want a stone crushing plant, but let the selectmen, now they have an opportunity, fix up our roads to the best of their ability without tbis great expense, tbe roads in tbe outlying district as wen as those about the ren ter. When this is done. If there Is still a pressing need of tbe stone crusher and the necessary accompaniments, let the selectmen come forward and lay the matter fairly, openly and honestly be fore the taxpayers, but don't call the meeting at 4 o'clock in the afternoon Don t resort to unv nuestlonable meas ures to gain an end. - We are going tof good, tquare, honest "home rule." D Q. Beers, SHIL0H. We are pleased to see the roads worked up In Gray Plain and vicinity. The road machine is worked by tbe good management 01 tne Kane boys and ail under the good judgement of Timothy Cogtello, second selectman, we are glad to notice tbat he is gentlemanly in not disturbing ground in iront 01 res idences or barways. Now, if the select men will hire men and teams to fill the low narrow places with stone and gravel or "crushed stone," Newtown will no longer be laughed at for miserable roads. Any man that improves a road permanent ly is entitled to as mucn gratitude as ue woo ma Res two Diaues oi grass grow where only one grew before. Gray's Plain. THE TADHTOH SCHOOL ENTEETAIHMEHT- Miss Mintie E. Edmond, who has been teaching in Taunton district for tje past year, arranged for an interesting enter tainment in the schoolhouse Friday even ing, April 26. Miss Edmond is an ear nest worker in the cause of education and being anxious to supply tbe school with reference books, maps, charts, etc, has drilled tbe school for the past month. At the entertainment they did themselves and their teacher great credit. An ad mission of 15c was charged, and by tbe generosity of several present, 8 50 was raised. It is hoped this may be increased to $10. when they will receive an addi tional $10 from the state, giving them s good outfit for the school. Words of praise are spoken on every hand of Miss ftdmond's untiring enorca in accompusn- ing so good a work for the school. The Sunday school organ, which is in the school, was used at tbe entertainment and Miss Edmond wishes to thank the Sunday school for their kindness in loaning them tbe use of it. Following is the program : Sonar by scboo 1, "He's singing to me." Recitation, "Welcome," Alice WTxsoin. Recitation. "Little Lvzette." Nellie Buell. Recitation, "The Russian Volunteer,"Georee Buell. Recitation, "Rhymes lor housekeeping," mottle macsman. Instrumental solo. Belle Wilson. Dialogue. "The little mother." Sadie May- nard. Viola Buell. Raymond Fairchild. Recitation, "As tali as papa," f rans lunott. Tableau. "Crowning ot May Queen." Reading, "A husband's complaint," Maggie Honan. Song. "Babvland." Viola Buell. Maud El liott. Recitation, "The rain drop's ride," Laura Ritch Dialogue, "1'i-ofitable Reading," Albert Bu elr, George Ruffles, John Honan, Fred An drews. Recitation, "The gunner and the bird," Michael Honan. Tableau, living flowers " Instrumental solo, Susie Mayhew. Recitation. "Good and bad children." Maud Mayhew. Recitation. "When you're little lust like I." Gala Mayhew. Song, "The flower girl," Mabel Sturges. Reading, "Any one will do," Susie Mayhew. Recitation, "The cats' concert," Katie Ho nan. Tableaux, "Fast asleep." The figures, dialogue. Fannie Shears. Jennie Perry, Alice Wixsom, Maud Elliott, Hannah Wixsom, Maud Maynnrd. Viola Buell, Katie juonan anu i.aura uitdi. Recitation, "Lazy Daisy," Maud Elliott. Recitation, "A bluebird's song to the flow er," Jb annie Andrews. ' Recitation, "The carol crayon story," Nellie Buell. Song, "John Nott," George Buell. Recitation, "The watering pot," BridgetHo- nan. Tableau, ''Sunshine or showers." Recitation, "Pitcher or jug," John Honan. Dialogue by 14 girls, "The lost dollar." Song by scuool'Good night to one and all." MRS EDS0N SHEPABD. The funeral of Mrs Edson Shepard, who died on Wednesday afternoon, April 24, was held at the residence of Edwin G. Terrill, Brookrield, on Saturday after noon, at 2 o'clock, Kev E. L. Whitcombe offiti iting. His address was excellent. Ue f poke of her cheerfulness of disposi tion througb all trouble and who will ingly said "Thy will be done." The singing was by some of the former ;hoir of St Paul's church, Brookfield, of which church she was a member and constant attendant. Mrs Shepard has been in feeble health the past winter. She was 71 years of age. There were a number of Easter lilies and roses from relatives and friends, and a wreath with the word 'Grandma," from her two granddaugh ters. The burial was in the Land's End cemetery by the side of her husband, wno parsed away two years ago. The pall bearers were Henry D. Lake, Thomas Bristol, Robert A. Clark and Joseph Beers. . AMONG THE EAILE0AD BOYS. W. H. Schilling, a popular brakeman on Conductor Beers' train, was summon ed to Canaan Four Corners, N. Y., last weeK, Dy tne death 01 his father, John Schilling, 72 years of age. J. F. Knight, formerly with Neil Bur gess in "The County Fair," and James Whltcomb Keilly of the Evening Tran script, Derby, and a prominent amateur actor wbo has appeared in all of tbe com ic operas given under the auspices of Miss Justine Ingersoll of New Haven, were here on Monday. They came up from Derby and arranged for the appear ance of the Golden Bod minstrels at Cos tello's opera house, Sandy Hook, Tues day evening, May 14. The company numbers 40 people, all of Derby and An- sonia's leading amateur talent and tbey will be accompanied by the Ansonia brass band and orchestra and the T. A. B. baseball nine of Derby. The minstrels made a decided bit at Derby and Ansonia and are said to surpass many profession al companies. Tbey will also play at Naugatuck and Winsted. After arriving here tbey will make a big street 'parade and in the afternoon the T. A. B. nine will play the recently re-organized Sandy Hook nine at tbe Hook, the brass band to play at the baseball game. In the evening the minstrel show, introducing 40 people, will be given and the whole a flair will conclude with a dance,; for which the big orchestra will play. Messrs Kuigbt and Keilly were among the week's callers at the office of The Bee. We take pleasure in calling the atten tion of our readers to an advertisement tbat appeared in our last issue and also in onr present week's paper of Marcus C. Hawley relative to Houston Water Works bonds. These bonds are a good six per cent investment and should be worth 110 as northern- bonds are selling. If more agreeable to the purchaser Mr Haw ley will carry the bonds himself till July 1, 1805, deliverable and payable at tbat time at par. '7 To Col J. W. Knowlton of Bridgeport, president and secretary of tbe 14th Con necticut regiment, we are indebted for a copy of the p-inted minutes of tbe last two reunions of the regiment, held at Rockvllle and Savin Rock.-.-, It is a handy little booklet of GO pages,carefully edited and wen gotten up. : -. i Mr and Mrs George Ferris welcomed a son at their home Sunday, April 14. Mother and child are doing nicely. George H. Hoyt advertises bis stallioD, Clipper, Jr., this week. Tbis stallion bus produced some extra flue driving horses of good size, showing fine knee action, with a kind disposition and many super ior qualities essential to road horses.; De Witt's Witch Hazel Salve cures scalds, burns. Indolent sores and never fails to cure piles. E. F. Hawley, New town ; S. C. Bull, Sandy Hook ; A. B Blakeman, Botsford. : Rev F. K. Hawley and wife of Din- bury were in liawleyville on Saturday to attend tne iunerai or Mrs Jiidson Shepard. Sick headache, constipation and Indi gestion are quickly cured by De Witt's Little Early Risers, the famous little pills. Edgar F. Hawley, Newtown ; S. I C. Bull, Sandy Hook; A. B. Blakeman, ( Botaford. , Mrs Charlotte Botsford of Bridgeport was the guest of Mr and Mrs William 11. Glover, on Saturday. Will : Glover,- son of Walter Glover, passed Sunday in Bridgeport. , Mrs A. P. Smith returned on- Tuesday from a visit of several- days with . ber parents, Mr and Mrs F. S. Hazen at Springfield, Mas?. Mr and Mrs L. C. Morris and infant son passed Sunday in Brooklyn. , Miss Nellie M. Tyrrell was a Sunday guest of her parents at Koxbury Falls. La Grippe is here again with all of its old time vigor. One Minute Cough Cure is a reliable remedy.. It cures end cures quickly. Edgar F Hawley, New town; S.C Bull,, Sandy Hook; A. B Blakeman? Botsford. , ' Ex-Sheriff Aaron Sanford has recently had a letter from the Proctors, written from Rome, Italy. ' C. H. Bennett & Son, the wide awake boot and shoe men of Bridgeport, who speak to the people of western Connecti cut through The Bee every week, have distributed in town some copies of a little illustrated paper. . . Mr and Mrs Burt Wildman welcomed a little daughter at their home early last Saturday morning. - Mrs it. tfeardsiey Curtis is caring for Mrs Wfldman. Rev James Taylor is building a new barn, 16x22 with 16 feet post. His fam ily have moved into his comfortable home. Rev Mr Taylor has been appoint ed to preach at Sandy Hook, East Vil lage and Zoar Bridge. W. T. Sanford, Station Agent of Lee- per. Clarion Co., Pa., writes : I can rec ommend one Minute cougn cure as tne best I ever used. It gives instant reuei and a quick cure. E. F. Hawley, New town; S. C. Hull, sandy hook; a. js. Blakeman, Botsford. ; J. Botsford Fairchild of Taunton dis trict drives a new gray borse, wbicb takes the place of a bay horse which he got in Danbury but which on trial did not prove quite satisfactory. Mr Fair- child has engaged the man who was with him last summer to assist him with bU farm work during -the coming season. ; In Fairfield County.: FAIRFIELD AND S0UTHP0RT. ; BISHOP WILLIAMS AT ST PAUL'S. Rev Dr Jones received a happy visit from the venerable Bishop Williams, who came Saturday to spend the night and officiate at St Paul's, Sunday morning. The church was well filled, as so many lke to see and hear the good bishop,who, after the services by the .rector gave a forcible and conclusive sermon on "The certainty and power of the resurrection," from Acts 4 :33, "And with great power gave the apostles witness of the resur rection of the Lord Jesus ; and great grace was upon them all." A class of 20 were presented for the rite of confirma tion. It was a pleasing sight to see some just merging from childhood take upon themselves baptismal vows and .more touching to see several with silvered hair bow at the chancel rail to receive the privilege of enlistment under Christ's banner, which had been deferred until- a late day. ' we were glad to see again at sc i-aui s a former parishioner, John H. Glover. ( The ladies of the liuiid are raising money to aid in refurnishing the rectory. enthusiastic d. a. k. The first anniversary of this patriotic, wide awake little chapter of the D. A. R. was celebrated at the residence of the regent, Mrs William Glover, April 19, ; it being also the 12th anniversary of the battle of Concord and Lexington. A de lightful afternoon was passed in carrying out a literary and musical program per taming to tbe period 01 177a. or tne first time the chapter had tbe pleasure of seeing their charter in its handsome his toric frame made of oak taken from the Revolutionary houses of Miss Hobart and Judge Glover, the moulding being tof black walnut from a tree grown on tne Gould homestead, where Col Abram Gould lived. At tbe conclusion ef the re gent's pleasing address she drew from the folds of the large American flag draped about tbe charter a gavel made of oak taken from a beam in her own house and in a few well chosen words it was pre sented to the chapter, who have a par donable pride in possessing sucb a valu able gift. -The design and carving Ion both gave) and charter frame is pro nounced by all to be an elegant work jof art. A vote of thanks was extended ' to Miss Gould for her zeal in looking after the interests of the charter'! rame and a rising vote of thanks to Mrs .Glover for ber beautiful gift. The exercises closed with singing "Tne red. white and blue," after which refreshments were served and a social hour enjoyed by all. r southportee's object to paying ten . cents. Never have the people of Southport and Fairfield been satisfied with the rate? charged them for trolley transportation. The Bridgeport Traction company has recently promulgated a decree tnat one fare of five cents will carry a passenger anywhere on its lines east of Ash Creek This is hailed by Bridgeport people a a decided concession, and eo it is. . But what of this end of the line. The dis tance from Bridgeport to Ash Crelc is only about three miles, aDd to Southport about as much farther, yet 10 cents is charged. A straight five cent fare from Printing House Square, iastmain street, South Dort. to any Dart of Bridgeport; or Stratford, is what is wanted land what people mean to have. "Simply trusting, that is ail." FAIRFIELD BASEBALLISTS HAVE THEIR NEW UNIFORMS ORDERED. , Uniforms are heinar made for the Fair- flolrl hna0ha.1t elnh in Rriiicenort. Thev are gray in color, of a pleasing shade and will ne nanasome, enuugu ui nuiuji 01-0 ohamninn nf fhn lncal team. . It is ex pected that some place will be obtained at a fair rental ana tnat tne series oi games will be well patronized. - ; . A 5 o'clock tea was given by Miss Mamie Burr to a cumber of her young friends, Thursday afternoon. Mr and Mrs C. W. Lee, who have been taking care of Innerburn, Mr Manuel's Dlace, during the winter, have returned to their home in Danbury. The road roller, which was bought by the town a short time ago, is being hous ed at the Branson barn near: Marvin Hall's. BETHEL. English Brothers are building an addi tion, 14x14, to their cigar shop. : Owing to the rapid Increase in business more room waB needed. The upper story of the old shop was raised five feet and the chimney carried up with tile, making a full two-story building, 16x3G, with a 14 foot addition. Tbe youngest child of Mr and Mrs Ed gar T. Andrews has been under the doc tor's care. Alfred R! Briscoe is butchering 15 or more calves a week. SHELT0N- WAS WEARY AND WANTED TO SLEEP. A- man by the name of Julius Felt, a foreigner, was brought before the town court for an attempt to rob a hen roost ana ior inert at tne same place sometime previous. Mrs Fitzgibbons was aroused toy a noise and the dog barking, about 3 o'clock in the morning, and she went out staking her husband's pistol, and fired two Shots without avail. Her husband came and calling the fellow took him in and an officer was sent for to arrest him. The fellow claimed he was trying to get into the barn to sleep. He was fined $10 and costs and not being able to pay went to jail. At the W. C. T. U. annual free will ottering meeting, last Monday evening, Mrs Cornelia B. Forbes, president of the State Union, gave a very interesting ad dress and at its close Rev L. M. Keneston spoke briefly and very pointedly upon the action of some professed temperance men at the recent trial of Kelly for viola tion of the license law. The Craighead Manufacturing Co., which has been in trouble for some weeks past, has resumed work under a new management and name. ' There was a large attendance at a musicale at tbe residence of Richard H. Hubbell, last Tuesday evening, gotten up by tbe ladies of tbe Congregational church, and it was quite successful. They realized about $50. William Hadley has left tbe employ of Wilkinson Brothers and taken a more re sponsible and lucrative position with a paper factory in East Walpole, Mass. His many friends part with him and his wife with much regret. Chief Tomlinson went to Hartford, last Wednesday, and brought from thence James Thompson, who was wanted for horse stealing last January. The chief at tbe time tracked tbe horse and carri age and harness, finding1 the former in Southington and tbe latter in Hartford, but tbe thief eluded him. Since there he has been on his track and on Tuesday the police in Hartford arrested him and telegraphed the chief here. He has been in State's prison twice before and this means a long term for him. He was working in this town when he stole the horse, which was taken from the barn of a Mrs Clemens in Squantuc, the town of Seymour, whither he was taken for a hearing. Thomas H. Newcomb, the superin tendent of the Derby Silver Co.'s factory, was assaulted by one of the workmen who was under the influence of drink. The young man received his discharge. The civil case of Nelson Osborn, a young man of this place, against Mr Ungera, the proprietor of the opera house in Derby, for wages, was held be fore Justice Booth last Thursday. ,C. C. Smith of Derby appeared for the defence and J. Tomlinson took up the case of the plaintiff, to whom judgement was given after hearing an arguments. Mrs Ed ward Tufts died from consump tion, last Thursday, at the age of 23 years. The funeral was attended at tbe Metho dist church on Sunday afternoon and the interment was in Riverside cemetery.. Tbe factory of Radcliffe Brothers is running in full and a portion of it even ings. One year ago they were running on short time. Rev A. L. Hubbard and family have left for Unionville, where he ha9 a pas torate in the Methodist church. Next we;k on Tuesday the marriage of Miss Carrie Carter and Frederick W. Sheltoa will take place at the home of tbe bride. George Fulton and family have remov ed to New Haven, where be is employed. NICHOLS. THE CHAUTAUQUANS. The following is a program of the Chautauqua meeting, which was held at the home of Mrs C. B. Nichols on April 30: Music, Chautauqua songs; roll call; quotations about tpriDg ;. questions and answers in Chautauqua ; sketch of Addi son, and history of The Spectator, Miss E vanna Peck ; reading, "The True Critic" Miss Uertie Peck ; famous trees m Ameri can history and literature, Miss Elsie Nichols ; reading, Miss J una Thorp ; read ing, paraphrase of the 19th Psalm, Mrs C. B. Nichols; reading from Dickens, Mrs C. J. Thorp ; game. "Transposi tions." . CHURCH AND PERSONAlT MATTERS. t The two .younger -children of Ezra Smith are sick with scarlet fever-under Dr Starkweather's care. . Walter Blackman of Huntington ex pects to move to Nichols soon. N.B.Curtis led the consecration ser vice of the Christian Endeavor society, Sunday evening, in the absence of the president, Mrs A. K. Gardner, who is visiting in Brooklyn. It is understood tbat James Fair ex pects to give the stage route to other parties. . BROOKFIELD- TOBACCO ACREAGE NOT LARGELY RE DUCKD. u Judging from the number of tobacco beds to be Been in every direction It does not seem as if the acreage of tobacco would be much lessened tbis year, not withstanding the low prices of last year. PLANTING CORN IN BRIDGEWATER. ' William Erwin of Bridgewater is the first one we have heard of planting corn this season. He was planting the 27th. Alexander Hubbard of New Haven was guest at tbe American house, one day last week. Daniel D. Joyce has one of the finest carnages in town. ;:j , A number about town are setting out peach orchards. 1 E. S. O'Dell has another horse to drive -with the one he already had, which will enable him to carry on farming on a much larger scale. Mrs Husan Gorham is visiting rela tives in Bridgeport. A brother of Ezi a Thompson has paid mm a visit. .: Elind Taylor has visited his relatives on Long meadow Hill. Mrs Hezekiab Peck of Obtuse district is to have a new barn built. Stanley Terrill has taken tbe contract. Mrs Charles Brlggs, who has been auite Doorlv the Dast winter, has recov ered and is able to be out of doors again Miss Mary Foster is fast recovering from her late illness of pneumonia. Her friend s are all triad to hear she Is so much improved. SHERUAN. E. Ji Emmons 't New Mttford has bought of Q. O. Hangerford the hand- A GOLD WATCH FREE ! If you want to know more about it, look in our window when you are in tre city; you maybe the one who will get it. You ought to know besides that we carry the largest line of sterling Silver novelties in Bridgeport, and have just re a new line of Sterling belt buck les, Czarinas, hat marks, Brace lets, Josephines, Tuexedo hair ornaments, Glove buttoners, Pocket knives, Curling Irons, Manicure articles, and a larger variety of other styles in Ster ling than you will find in no oth er store. Dor't forget though that we have a full stock of Tableware also, and a complete line of Jewelry, Diamonds and Watches' Bring us your Watch and Jewelry repairing and we will do it well for you- All goods guaranteed and your money back for the asking. 511 Main street, Bridgeport, Ct. HURD'S 423 MAIN ST. BRIDGEPORT. FOR THE UNPARALLELED BARGAINS IN NEW, FRESH GOODS. Five hundred pairs Men's 25c suspenders at 11c per pair. 15c toilet combs at 9c each. $1.25 Sonnette Corsets, guaranteed new goods and perfect, extra long waist, heavily lined, 5 hook double steel, silk embroidered, perfect fitting at the great cut in price to 69c per pair. These corsets can be seen piled in front of the store. Brook's 200 yard spool cotton, 40c per doz. Roll tape 3 for 5c. Safety Pins, 5c paper. Pins 2c paper. Shell hair pins, 10c per box. Black Pins, 80 box. Bay Rum, 7c per 2 ounce bottle. Garters 5c pair. ' Ladies 12 12c fine hemstitched handkerchiefs at 8c each. 50 doz ladies' white hemstitched handker chiefs on sale to-morrow at 5c each. Ladies' 19c tine linen handkerchiefs at 12 1-2 cents each. Gents' colored border handker chiefs at 5c each. New stick pins 5c each, 20c 8 tamped linen tray cloths at 13c each. One case 50c summer corsets to start the season with at 30c per pair. Ladies' 4-bntton kid gloves, best wearing glove in the city at "5o per pair, In all the new spring shades. Wonderful good values will be found in the new Hosiery now exhibited at the hosiery counter. One lot of Ladies' Hennsdorf dyed hose, maiked 19c per pair, are guarateed absolute ly fast black and will not fade in the washing One lot Ladies' stainless hose at 12 1.2c pair. 100 dozen of lOo values in Ladies' fast black hose are to be run off at 4.1-2C per pair, PERRY L. DDRD'f), 423 MAIN STREET, i seme colt, Sherman Chief, by Oxford Chief, and will match him up with Hot Shot, owned by his brother-in-law, Mr Hungerford. Charles Johnson owns a fine steppsr, a descendant of Clipper, Jr. He is a dark Day and stands la 1-2 nanus, ue is a beauty and can step in three minutes without any trouble. - PLATTVTLLE. A. H. French U having his house new ly painted. Levi Downs & Co. are do ing tne worK. - Mrs George French, who has been spending tbe winter at F. L. Turney's at Long Hill, has returned to her borne. Miss Nellie Bridle 18 eullering rrom in flammation of the eyes. Edward Roberts. Jr., is in poor neaitn. He was taken with bleeding at tbe nose, last week. LONG HELL. F. L. Turney moved his family back to the old homestead, this week Wednes day. ' Robert Burroughs has accepted Dosition with Marsh Brothers of Brldge- port, ana Will serveawuree years aiiyiciJ- ... ticesnip in tne carpentry iraue. UaVluCc auu bwu suna ui oui.kiuiu, spent Sunday with bis brother, F. J Coe. "" Beecham's ; pills for const! bation io and 2 si" Get the book at your druggist's and go by it. Annual sale more than ,om,0OS boxes. Breckbill S Benedict, This advertisement is placed among a treat many ethers and perhaps has the sum eld atorytotell. Batread It Us feet that every peraa Urate trade U a iatielacUi7)aBaer and usually with seKcble persons and we are trying to attract tvery ose vhe has to bey Clothing or Gentlemen's Tarnishing by onr honest methods of dealing. This season of the year one is in need of a henry out, overooatu mister and we have a tage assortment of all these goods; also Gloves. Kittens, Underwear, EsU, Caps, Trans. Bags, Umbrellas, in fact ererything which is msnally found in n well appointed establishment- ' - Tossy that wears selling cheaper than anyone sis in Danbury, would be the same old story again, but w really feel that to be the fset of the ease and will be pleased to hare you come to our store and we hare no fears but that you will g away with the same eosrietiens. ' Remember, the place to buy reliable clothing is at THE "GOLDEN RULE" CLOTHIERS, C. F. HAYILAND & CO. HAETWELL'S old STORK. 199 ; SPBCI-A.L SALBI of Artistically Trimmed Millinery of everyd escription. Most Desirable Shapes and Choic est goods used, suitable for the most refined tastes. 396 Main St., Has it ooenrred to you tbat a Mackintosh Waterproof Rubber Coat and Boots for the young or old will make a very desirable and useful gift and that the best place to purchase these -AT- A. E. LACEY'S 139 Falrflald Aye ESTABLISHED 1858. MANUFACTURERS AXD DEALERS IN TAUCKS AND VEHICLES OF EVERY DESCRIPTION. Repairing ot all kinds promptly done. We have equipped onrtactory with steam power and tbe latest improved machinery and are now ready to execute all orders promptly. A large stock of new and second hand vehicles in great variety eoneianUy on hand. Call and get our prices be tore purchasing elsewhere. 16 H0OSAT0HIC AVE., BBIDGEPOET, COVS. This man wonders how we can possible sell a fine Blue Serge suit for $10 and warrant the color and he has started off without his hat in pursuit of one. You need not hare blue you can have black or steel color at the same price- Or if you want a substan tial business suit of Cassimereor chev iot you can buy it for $6, $8, or $10 with a grea number cf styles to se lect from. aVISJSiWABP 42$Aain$tbridgeport THE GREAT ATLANTIC AND PACIFIC - TEA COUP AIT To the Citizens of Fairfield and Litch field Counties, and all our old friends: Call at the Great A. & p. Tea Co.. stare for your Jeas. Coffees, Baking Powder, Spioes and Sugars- We have a fine assortment of Goods; we want Tour trade; ws will serve von right end sell yon goods low ssths lowest, - 343 Main St., between Bank and John Streets. GO TO Blackman's New Studio FOB PH0T0ORAPHS, i, ,, thtst Special Inducement to out-of-town patrons II JU. .. 242 Mais St.. " iiAMUM.vt A-Wrgelman,8" Hook, Vincfketsrer aad dealer la Ears est, Saddle Bridles. Collars, Blankets, ete. ; , ii H. EX E3anT7arinrr, Y.M.Cr A. Building, . Manufacturers Agent end Stearns, Eagles, Crescents, Zimmermans, Envoys, Triangles.ColuBibiag, Hartfords, and other good males of wheels- 100 New and Becond-Hand Bicycles, $10 to $125. Csh or in stallments. Largest stock and lowest prices in the Ctxta. We abide by our promises and promise naught bat tibxt we era falllll. Come and ess m, and if you can't ccxie, writs. Main St, Danbury. Bridgeport. goods is RUBBER STORE, Bridgeport, Oram. PRLNDLE & MORRIS, UNDERTAKERS AND EMBALMERS, Are prepared to do anything in their line at shortest notice. A share of public patronage solicited. W. H. FEINT) LE. L. & MORRIS. Calls answered if left at W. B . Priadle'e Hons: L. C. Morris's House. Telephone at Leonard's Hotel BREW & SCANL0N, UNDERTAKERS, Embalmers and General Managers of Funerals. A FULL LINE OF CASKETS, ROBES AND FUNERAL ETCETERAS Best Workmanship-Reasonable Prices TAKE BOOKS: Bear Grist MiH. SANDY HOOK, CONN WM. J. BREW. I P. J. SCANLON. HAWLEY, W1UIOT & REYNOLDS, UNDERTAKERS, NO. 98 STATE STREET, BRIDGEPORT, COBB. TELEPHOBI SB1. GEOBGB B. EAWLET, - SS4 Park Avenue CHARLES E. wTXJdOT, . 407 Clinton Aveaae; J0HBB.BETS0LDS. . . B Fremoat Street. UNDERTAKER, Residence, Bine St- AH orders left wile Mr a. B. Tneker. EastosuwiH reeeive nronut attaatiast - ' Office in Toquet Block, WESTPOBT, CONN. "How to nmnse the soil sots will langh with abundance use Plumb & Win ton Ce's . BONE a FERTILIZER. Mannfartnred at Bridgeport, Ceaa, We sell tou Fine Wall Paner. Wnit Lead, Tinted Lead, Mixed Paints, Oils, Glass, Brushes, etc., at Hard Tin Prices. Granrers allowed 20 Mr nmt discount on all paper bought of us- W.W. WALKER & SON, 600 Main Street Bridgeport, Conn. MIDDLESEX BASK1NO CO. Subscribed capital, iSOtyna. Paid In, i0,0oo. Issue S per cent Debenture Bonds of Sloo.saoo. S&&B Sioo, 1,000 and sVt.OOO, wb'oh are byatatut lawtul investments tor Irost Fonda tn tbe state. L. D. 8 AN FORD, Afent, 17 Bishop Block. Bridgeport. Conn. WATCHES AXD CLOCKS REPAIRED Swlae watch maker, located at D. Itevist'. near Botsford Depot. AU kinds ot watches and clocks r' aired in the best manner, charges moderate, IIEXR1 Bol RQl E.NEZ. Botaford, CU T. T. CORBETT, Insurance Agent. Now York Lite an 1 Hartford Lite aad Aa anitj. ; Box 74. .- Saadj Hjok, Goan- BEIDQEPOET, CONN. largest dealer in the State.