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FOSTER, BESSE & CO.
81? MAIN 8TBEET, ''.; ; -ARK IOU IN FALL AND WINTER CLOTH ING'? , We are not quite tore whether the gentleman in oar il lustration i about to propose or t not, but we propose to tell you something and while it may' not be as sweet as what oar friend may be laying we feel confident that it will save yoa a considerable small change to jingle in the pockets of your new winter suit and overcoat. As is usual with us we have put in just as nice a line of Fall and Winter Clothing as we could possibly get, you can't find better, and we are selling it at prices that will astonish you, for such fine goods. Our reputation for square dealing is & sufficient guarantee and you will make a mistake if you do not giro us a call. We just want to mention also that our line of Gents' Fur nishings is very nobby, and our stock of Trunks and Horse Furnishings are all right, and are sold on close margins. If your outfit came from our store you are sure to have stylish and well made garments that will be a satisfaction to the wearer, and a saving to the pocket book. Try us and see. FOSTER, BESSE & CO., -Oaaklaatiea'Olethlsrs eaa If 117 MAIN STREET, BICYCLES' Special. bargains in . ana October. Come and see; and if you can't come, write. H. M. MANWARING, Y.M.C.A. BXD'G, , oiujjuxirum, START I f . . A Sovereig ', Unequaled for i Pine Flavor -' V and Strength. . Clarodoni Oil ITorlro! UWIS B. SILLI1IAI. Freariator, . M aaaJartarsr, "rrtaaasr eadLWaaUaais Paalar la Labrkatiag sad IllmalaaUag PETXOLZUM PROBOCTS, ASIMAL AID TXOITABLX OILS. ' 980 to 878 Water Street,,' Bu It eoeturrtd to you that a Kaetiatosa Waterproof Babber Coat and Boots for the young or, old will . make a very desirable and rueful gift and that Ue beet place to poxehaee these AT i i- A. R. LACEI'S US Fairfield Ave, WITHOUT HEsmmoN 53 T" W p r HI li t.no.fl oar exhibit f U to be found la Ute State than to hewn lurej i in itameaa wa carry nearly every jom-aTKxixrQON. 49 Fairfield Ato. 78 Kiddle St,' Bridgeport, Ooaa. " -.DXALXRIN- Ircn and C tec!, Blaclnith end , Carrioja- Ilanu CicturcrD' Guplic3. BRIDGEPORT, CORN NEED OF- raralahars Operators ef S7 storsi,- BRIDGEPORT, CONN. Wheels . for rr September CONN. THO DAY ARIQHT WITH lllfl n jy ami mocha. ; Delicious Coffee . POR SALS IN 1 lb. SCALED TINS BT t E. R " HAWLEY, i - . , BRIDGEPORT, CONN. goods is RUBBER STORE, Brtdjs port. Conn. - IT ISDCCSSIBLSroa YOU TO HATS TXKTE' ! WITEOTJTAPLATI, ; . - Unless yoa have sound roots or teeth to hold la place what ftm need, Every dentist who baa graduated la retwmt yean torn know hwt do thUwork triors he eea hi dlplo. f IJTKU. HAWLIT, Do Ui, verk. Oora.r Mala IK Wtlt Bu-Mta. Happy Medium- ara out prices, natther mo bn a to u)ftMt robbery nor ao low aa to make Uia beat work tINHtbl. MklUllna ft and up according to slse. Hllvernll. bwa mw and tip. Kxu-MUnf with para fresh ni. Gold Plates, MMd ttoana Gold Bridges. Teeth wiUiout a plate. ' Bg g. jjTttU, HAWLXT, A1BTOT, 0011. . . 4 F KID AT, OCT. 11. 1SS). t lUCDLiAl'lOKi. JASl'AHl i, LAST VS I-?. - . -. fll o ,$.60 Around the Fireside. THE EAPPXES WAT. If thou do 111, the Joy fades, not the pain ; If well, the pain doth fade, the Joy remalna. George Herbert. MORAL EQUILIBRIUM. A SERMON BT BEY AUSTIN GARDNER, PASTOR , Or THE CONGREGATIONAL CUCKCn, WARREN, OT. Text, Dan. 6 : 10. "A, he did .afore time." Take with me the wings ot the morn ing and let as fly back in thought 24 centuries, when one or the great em pire of antiquity was in, its glory; Darlui being the king and Daniel prime minister, grcntly beloved and confided In, so much so, that the king had con celved In his mind the purpose of plxc ing his primp minister over th. entire realm. In other word, delegating to him the power to select the 120 princes and such a should please him to be hi personal ttdvler. Now there was a triumvirate or three uprnons over the 120 princes of which triumvirate D-tniel was first. Ic would seem perhaps to be a natural conclusion that inamacli as Daniel was a Jew and formerly a cap tive from Jerusalem, that the natives of Babylon should conceive a feeling or spirit of jealousy against him. They were heathen ' and i believed, it may be, In many gods. He was a mono theiit; that Is, he believed and worship ped one God. As a statesman be held the verybighest rank. He was so per feet In the administration of the. affair of the government, that neither the princes, nor his associates In the impor tant trio to which he belonged, could de tect the least flaw. But in the matter of religion they concocted a scheme by means of which they fondly hoped to compass his ruin and death. That was to draw up a decree that no man In the entire realm should ask a petition of any god or man, save of the king himself, with the penalty for the violation of being CAST INTO THE DEN OK LIONS. If they could persuade the king to sign such a decree and make It a law they felt that their plan would carry. Ac cording to tbd law of the Medes and Persians, It would be unalterable. The king, not suspecting the trap which they had constructed, innocently signed the decree. Now they watch for an oppor tunity to catch their victim and they are successful. The plot had come to the ears of Daniel. "Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, be went into his house, and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jeru salem, be kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before God, as he did afore time." He did not retire from the prime ministership. He did not abscond. He stood his ground. He had an opportu nity ot honoring God before men to show to men and to 'hose In high au thority among men, that be desired the favor of the Hebrews' God, before life itself. He might have gone to the king and told him that the stxtements were not oorrect when they said all the presl dents of the kingdom and governors and the princes and counsellors, and the captains have consulted together to es tablish the royal statute, etc. He might have said : "O king live forever. I am prime minister the first of, the presi dents, and they have not consulted me jn this matter. I did not have the op portunity of giving my assent, or dis sent. He did not do this. He paid no attention to it whatever. He just kept on doing "as he did afore time." As a matter of course they bring the subject before the king and to his cha grin his prime minister is Implicated and there is no possible way out of It. Dan iel is commanded to be brought, and to be cast Into the den of lions. The king is persuaded in his own mind that in some way Daniel's God will take care of him. A stone is brought and laid upon the mouth ot the den, and the king seals it with his own signet, and with the sig nets ot his lords, that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel. The law of the Medes and Persians Is exe cuted upon Daniel. The king has done it very reluctantly, and what a night he now spends ! Three things most unusual are associated with that night la his ex perience, viz : No food does be take he fasts. He has no music as he was wont to have, and no sleep. By early morn ing light he is up, and hastens to the den of. lions, and erles out In agony of soul. What does he say f "O Daniel, servant of the living God, Is thy God whom thou servest continually, able to deliver tbee from the lions r"-He listens! Does every moment seem a month f The si lence Is at length broken. Daniel speaks. He has a voice still. "O king live forever. MI GOD BATH SENT BIS ANGEL, . V and bath shut the lions' mouths that they have not hurt me ; forasmuch as before him, Innocency was found In me ; and also before thee O king, have I done no hurt." What an immense load is lifted off from the heart ot King Darius ! Well may the writer say, "Then was the king exceedingly glad for him, and com manded that they should take Daniel up out ot the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he be lieved In his God." ' No scratch, no bruise, no harm whatever, and this was, because he served his God "as afore time." Here Is moral equilibrium exem plified. Such a character as this Is sig nal worth. It Is a study for the young and the old. In It we see character solidified, compacted. The lion's den, an abode with these ravenous beasts, to be torn in pieces, shred by shred by tbem caused no fear, no trepidation, no swerving, not even a hair's breadth from an established custom and conduct ot life. Further Illustrations are not want ing In sacred as well as In ecclesiastical or church history, but to make these il lustrations more effective and instruc tive, ws desire to analyse In brief the constituent elements of such a character as Daniel's. First there must be confidence, com plete confidence In one's own judgement. Will It be said that this Is no uneommon qualification, that almost all men have a flattering estimate of their own under standing? Admit It to be true In ordina ry cases, and In the common affairs of HTl-i t "NTX7f rtxiirn ' life bat let theni be brought. Into the JL lit; lNvrWLOWIl JDCtjneeeagity ot adoptloe a coarse of con- duct in an untried pi (weeding, where un assUted by any previous example or practice, left to the only alternative to depend upon the resources of pure judge ment alone, and It will be seen, In many cases, that this confidence of procedure will vanish away. They have entered a new field, untrodden before. The pos- j sibilitles, chances, hazards are all of an untried nature The qualification is un-i manner of reasoning. The resolute corn common. Then again there must be en-' mencement of action In a manner to com ergyot feeling. It most enter Into this character. There must be a total inca- pacity of surrendering to indifference or Daniel, ' Luther and Paul bad the ap delay the serious determinations of the probation ot conscience. They had it mind. ,A STRENUOUS WILL. must accompany ' the conclusions ' of thought and constantly Incite the ut most efforts ;for their , practical accom plishment. The intellect, must be In vested with a glowing atmosphere of pas? ion, under the Influence of which the cold dictates of reason take fire and spring into active powers. A person ac tuated by fuch a spirit seems by. bis manner to say: "Do you think that I would not disdain to adopt a purpose which I would not devote my utmost f oi c to t fleet f No, I am linked to my determination with iron bands. It clings to me with the tenacity of fate." The principle is illustrated in the conduct' of Pompey a distinguished Roman General who said, against all the solicitation I of his friends, who tried to dissuade him from hazarding bis life on a tempestuous sea in order to be in Rome on an- im portant occasion i "It Is necessary for me to go, it Is not necessary forme to live." Then again courage is not only a constituent in such a character, but a chief constituent, A man endowed with the complete character, might say, with a sober consciousness as remote from the spirit of bravado as it Is from timid ity. Thus and thus, is my conviction, and my determination. Let the phan toms of fear look me full In the face, they will find I am not made of trem bling materials. I dare do all that may become a man." I shall firmly confront everything that threatens me in the prosecution of my purpose, and I am prepared to meet the circumstances of It when it is accomplished. A decisive man is always individual. He has an Individuality which Is his his own, and not another's. .' He isslngu lar, just as Noah was who built the ark No doubt he bad some serious trials of courage during the 120 years In which the ark was building. There were plen ty of men to censure him for his singu larity. He might have said to each un gracious look and Indignant voice. I am sorry to oppose you. I am not unfriend ly to you while - thus prosecuting my work, but nevertheless I am not to be intimidated by reproaches. I think J should have your approbation it you dill gently listened to my reasons why I am constructing this vessel. I must con tlnue my work unto the end. DANGER MUST BE DEFIED. Luther, the great light of the Reform ation, had moral equilibrium, true eleva tion of character, when he was cited to appear at the diet of Worms, under a very questionable assurance of safety from high authority. His friends nrged him not to fro and brought the example of John Huss, who In a similar situation, and with the same pledge of protection. had notwithstanding been burned alive at the stake. His reply was: "I am called in the name of God to go, and I would go, though I were certain to meet as many devils in Worms as there are tiles on the houses." This is that decisive en ergy of a rational courage which con fides in the Superior power. In omnlpo tence, it is the vision of the subline. It makes a man, who intrepidly dares every thing, that oppose or attack him within the whole sphere of mortality, who would retain bis purpose unshaken amidst the ruins of the world. Here we find a full agreement of the mind with itself, the co-operation of all its powers, and all its dispositions. The conduct Of Peter and John who were brought before the council for examination, is a clear il lustration of persons who have moral equilibrium. They are called and com manded not to speak at all, nor teach in the name of Jesus. Hear their answer: "Whether it be right in the sight of God to hearken unto you more than unto God, judge ye. For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard." This is moral courage, moral heroism. When Paul was on his way to to Jerusalem and the brethren at Cesa rea, tried to persude him not to go as bonds and imprisonment awaited him there, he replied : "I am ready, not to be bound only, but -also to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus." Could he be deterred from going? " Never.- His face was fixed as a flint to go thither To go he would, and did. It is Interesting to know how it is aid what the circumstances are which tend to consolidate such a character. We certainly know that all character to the result of growth. But such a character is the result of peculiar; circumstances. Opposition has been a means of form ing such a character. Men of decisive, fixed characteristics, have reached their present condition by opposition, and contest. They acquired a prompt aeute- ness of faculty and an Inflexibility of temper, which even strong minds could never have attained In the tame security ot facile, friendly coincidence. DESERTION, ALSO STRANGE ' as it may seem, serves to produce such m character. Deprived of social support, either In childhood or age, throws m per son upon his own resources. He begins to act for himself, with a resolution which will appear like a new fault, and the most absolute inflexibility is likely to characterize the resolutions of one who Is obliged to deliberate without con sultation, and execute without assist ance. He will disdain to concede to those who have rejected him or to forego a single particle of his designs or ad vantages for the sake of the opinion or the will ot all the world. Himself, his pursuits, and his Interests, are emphatic ally his own. The world is not his friend, nor the. world's law his friend. Sucoess, has the same tendency. This persuasion dictated Caesar's expression to the mariner who was terrified at the storm and billows. ''What art thou afraid off Thy vessel carries Caesar." Caesar's life had been spent la constant perils, the continued success had tol-: lowed him. This produced a confidence beyond its rational effect by inspiring a persuasion that the common laws ot human affairs, were in fcJ cat:, i: ded, by the decrees of a peculiar destiny, securing him from almost the possibility of disaster. Napoleon bad been favored with such success that be was wont to say, "I propose and dispose. In the formation of such a character as our subject presupposes, the acquisi tion of perfect knowledge In the depart ment In which we are to act, is of the first Importance. Then must follow the cultivation of a connected and conclusive mit ourselves Irretrievably." We must have the i approbation of ' conscience on the God side, on the good side. Paul bad the approbation of bis con science on the wrong i Side before his convetsion, when he was a Pharisee and a persecutor. He always followed con science. So must we, but we must be sure that we have a true faith, for faith governs the conscience. We find Daniel holding ' his own, and moving on majestically in his religious life, just as the great ship plows its way through the deep onward right , on ward toward the port for which It is des tined.1 He did what he had done--what was the habit of his life. tWhea arrested by his enemies, be was doing as he had done afore time. , Daniel was, a prime minister He had the affairs of state to manage -he affairs of a great' empire and yet ha lived religion-every day; He had special seasons of prayer three times a day, either with his family or alone with bis windows open toward Jerusalem, the place he loved -which was once his home where God poke through the church in, the tabernacle, and lo Solo mon's temple." Was Daniel a. backslider t Hardly. Rev John Newton lias written this hymn: , , "Sweet was the time, when first 1 tele i .,' The Savior's pardoning blood i ' Applied to cleanse my sool trrm guilt I " ; And bring me home to God." Praises tuned bis tongue-love was all blsaong.t He drew near to God m pray er.. We reach the fourth stanza : . ' i "Now when the evening shade prevails1 My soul In darkness mourns . , And when the 'mora, the light reveals I No light to me returns." I quote this, to show the importance of constancy in relfgion--of maintaining moral equilibrium. Paul said to the Corinthians at the close " of that great ; chapter' the 15th 'of 1st Corinthians r ''Therefore' my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, al ways abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labor is not in vain in the Lord." it is a iact or great interest that even the affairs of state Is no barrier or hind rance to a life of piety. Han la the same now as 24 centuries ago and religion is no more now than thed. From first to last it Is true allegiance to God. It is a life of faith on him who loved us, and gave himself a ransom for us. Daniel comes to speak to us -to-day by his noble ex ample. Let me repeat: "When he knew that the writing was signed,: which con demned him to- death, be went on as afore time as if the decree was naught, Steadfastly be maintained his integrity Why? He was innocent before a holy God nor had lie swerved In the least In the discharge of his duty to his earthly sovereign. ' I have done no hurt before thee O King. Here Is a character that IS golden.- It Is bright and will shine as the stars forever and ever, in the glorious firmament of heaven. as ne did afore time." Are we as constant in the i things of religion as aforetime? As when we first tasted that the Lord was" good? Have we a grow ing interest in the cause and kingdom of Christ? Are we more and more purpose ful to follow onto know the Lord,-whom to know aright Is life eternal? These are not unimportant questions. The subject before us suggests the necessity of re flection. When, we who are sailing on the great ocean of life, see a ship trim, with every sail bent to catch the breeze, everything In order on deck, and in the hold and cabin, Is it not well to look around and see if our own bark 1b in or der the, pilot at his post, and that we are endeavoring to make the most of our voyage a vailing-' ourselves of every- op portunity to give assistance if necessary to any craft around as that may present signals ot distress or call to us with the sneaking trumpet for , help? Not only are we as diligent and constant in all the things of God, but are we not growing In greater fondness for what lies at Che end ot our voyage, the things which are not seen but eternal? With the eye of faith do we not. discover the beauties and the luxuries which God has provided for those that love him on the Evergreen Shore of Immortality? -Can any one say ot you or me, that we are not as afore time giving all diligence to make our call ing, : and election' sure, and living for a full heaven and an empty' hell? We may get new inspiration' and a new mo mentum, by looking to the conduct, and life of the great men of God who have travelled before us 1 llfeV journey. ' It Is our privilege to make our lives sub lime, so that a forlorn and shipwreck ed brother seeing may take heart again. Others have done it torus; The genera tions of the world, 6000 year deep, all bid us God-speed. - Does it have any signfl oance In our estimation? If so let' aa catch new inspiration from the t act-let us redouble ' our diligence.' ' Have we been active afore time and not now? Was worship especially attractive and dear to our hearts afore time but not now! Did we draw near to God, sensible that be drew near to as afore time hut not new? Did we walk In the' light and did it grow brighter, shining 'more and more, but not. new? It was not so with Daniel. It was not so withPaal. Ithas not been so with thousands upon thou sands ot holy men and women who have finished their course and gone to their to- i ward. They maintained a moral equillb- j rlam. Their life was four square, like the holy city of God. They loved God's word and found Increasing delight in It. I hope the short text "As he did afore time," will not only link as in thought to this great man otQod, but link us to God, and make stronger and stronger the gold i n chain of atonement that Is- attached to ur hope which enters info that within be yell, whither our forerunner Is for as ntered, even Jesus, made a high priest or ever after the order of Melchfeedeo. 'Ward of the Kverlaatlng Ood WU1 ot His Glorious Son Without Thee, how oonld earth be trod Or beaven ttselt be won I - v ixurd, grant ua all aright to leans ' The wladom it imparts: And to its heavenly teaching torn W 1U Umpia, ohiliikt heart." Amen. MEN'S" FALL SUITS. For Men and Toung Men. Ilere's everything In Nobby Sack Suits which have the call this fall. Marvels of neatness and durability in handsome Cheviots, Scotch Mixtures, Thibets, Fancy Caaslmeres, Clay Worsteds, Tweeds and Fancy Worsteds at any price accord ing to values. $10, $12, IS SO, 1B, $18, 20,MJ0, $26. Of -course we've good wearing Suits for 8.S0, IM and 8 .SO. But from $10 up we give our guarantee ot their extra good value. MEN'S ODD PANTS. Ton can pay as little as 1.50 for good working pants.dark and me dium dark mixtures. Pants of better quality $3 and 2.50 these we will guarantee strictly all; wool, no shoddy, made for good hard wear, seams triple sewed and buttons that can't come off. uur $3. 3 SO, 4.00 and S 00 are good enough for Dress or Business, they are the Tailor made kind without the extra profit attached to them. FALL AND WINTER OVERCOATS. We thought we gave a grand display of values last year In our Men's Overcoats, but compared with this year's production, they are way in the shade, shows what progress we are making In the . clothing business. Our Celebrated "Home Rulers" Overcoat at $10 is better this year, dont seem possible but it's a lact. This over coat without exception Is the best garment for a ten dollar bill in this country. Our 18 JO, IS, 18, 20, 25 an I $30 overcoats are wonders ot tailoring art. Fall weight Overcoats, are here In Thibet, Diago nal Cheviots, Clay Worsteds, Gray Worsteds and Covert Clotb at 7 SO, 10, 13 SO, 15, 18, and $20. BOYS' DEPARTMENT I Is brimful ot new and handsome styles for school, play or dress. Mothers who have to provide School Garments tor boys will find It to their advantage to come here. Every style for the large boy to the smallest youngster in Kilts will be tound here. Quality always decides the price. Here are strictly all wool Short Pants suits, S.fiO, 8.00, 8 50, 4 00, 5.00, A 60, 7.50, 8.50, $10 Boys' School Pants in black and blue Cheviot and Fancy Cassimeres, a thousand pairs at 50c, our special school line. Boys' Special School Caps In Eton a and Golfs 25c and 48c Boys' Dress Tarns, Hats and Caps, 48c, 75, 08, 1.25. II you cannot salt your boy In the place you have been in tbe custom ot purchasing come to the largest Boys' Outfitting establishment in town. Boys' all wool odd short pants 50c,our special finer grades 69c,89c. Boys' Long Pants Salts. Just before the Boys go into our Men's Department to get fitted, the intermediate sizes. We save their money, costsjust as much to make the larger sizes, 16, 17, 18 and 19 yews as our Men's, but we make a difference of ti on a suit in your tavor. Liberal values In handsome Cheviots, Worsteds and Cas simeres, 6 00, 7.50, 8.60, 10.00, 13.50. Boys' Long Pants (odd) $1, 1.25, 1.50, S3, 2.50 and 8 50. We've all our Boys' Overcoats, Heelers and Ulsters. If yoa cant get suited in the place you've been accustomed to purchasing.oome to the largest Boys' outfitting establishment in Connecticut. ALL KINDS OF UNDERWEAR. For all kinds ot weather. If yon want medium weight we can auit you, If you want Winter weight we can suit you. cant help it. We have all the best makes in medium anl finest made. Cotton fleec ed underwear 48c, White and natural wool 48c, Wright's Health un derwear 89c, camels' hair underwear 98o, white lambswool under wear 98c, red medicated underwear 98c, extra fine lambs wool un derwear In red.white and camels' hair coIor.Glastonbory and Rem. ington mills make 1.50. Tou've paid $2 tor it before. Our fine grades are made by the Medlecott, Norfolk, New Brunswick and George Starrman, these last are the finest that can be made. We've our full stock ot Sweaters, Cardigans, Hosiery, Neckwear, Gloves, Flannel Shirts and other seasonable Men's and Boys' fixings. 327 MAIN STREET, Cor BANK. EJIJLEjIIMCJS &, Wholesale and , F0EI1ERLT WITH 36 WALL STEEET3MDGEP0ET, CONN. Latham & Bros. Shot at 1.45, 251b bag. Lafiins & Rands Sporting Powder, Lowest Prices. Agents for the Hecla Powder Company Dynamite, In Fairfield County. SHELTOS. BAPTISTS MEST IN COUNTY CONVENTION. A convention of the New Haven coun ty Baptist churches was held with the Baptist church here, last week Wednes day and Thursday, and was largely at tended. The delegates were entertained by the people of the place generally. Collations were served in a hall near the church. The standard orchestra was present and played several selections. Rev Jr Kidder also spoke briefly. ' A BICTCXK FACTORT FOB ANSONIA. i The Wilcox and Howe Co., who are engaged ; la making bicycles forglngs, have leased a factory in Ansonia where they will employ a number of hands as their orders are so large they cannot fill them at their large factory here although running at Its fullest capacity. There were five deaths : In the town, last month, two being infants. - At the Methodist chnrch, last Tuesday evening, the citizens" no license meeting was addressed by Attorney . L. Sta ples. Warden J. H. Barlow. William Kitkinson, Dea Charles L. Horse, D. H. Bently, Kit A. Carley and others. The motto on the blackboard for the evening was taken from Caleb's noted declara tion, "If so be the Lord will be with us then we can drive the giant saloon from our midst." ' On Wednesday evening at the Con gregational church, Rev Dr Stldham of New Britain gave a very Interesting ad dress, . William Hadley has moved his furni ture to East Walpole, Mass., where he is employed. On Thursday evening at the Town hall, which was crowded, J. H. Watson addressed those of the Catholic persua sion, Frank W. McCabe being chairman and Mr Watson being formerly presi dent of the State Catholic temperance i BRIDGEPORT. CONN. CEiJHPESTT Retail Druggists. L. W. BOOTH & CO. association of Massachusetts. He gave a very eloquent address, which was ap preciated by all who listened to him. MONROE. CONGREGATION AL CHURCH NOTES. At the society's meeting of the Con gregational church, it was voted to hire Bev A. B. Lutz, the present pastor, until January 1, 1897. The Fairfield East consociation holds its next meeting with the Monroe Con gregational church on October 29. Mrs E. B. Hyde and family have re turned to their home In Brooklyn after a two-months' sojourn at tbe old home stead. All will be glad to learn that S. B. Beardsley is some better. . Mrs Mallett Hall is a guest of her sis ter, Mrs John H. Hawkins. - Miss May Connor and Clarence Connor are guests of their sister, Mrs S. D. Sharp. Mrs W. J. Sterling is beautifying the interior of her home with paper and paint. .-7 , H. S. Botsford Is building on to his saw mill, preparatory to putting In a foundry on the lower floor. The wood work will be on the second floor. STBATT0RD. A NARROW BSCAPX FROM DROWNING. Leigh Miller had a narrow escane from drowning while sailing on the river. A sudden gust of wind capsized, his boat, but help from the shore appeared and he was rescued with no other serious results than a ducking. Charles Olney and wife,, who have spent the summer with his slater, baa re turned to his home in Cleveland, Otlo. Hi:s Esarine Encd lua rr to WEREGRET That we have not long en this been able to introduce to yoa the CELEBRATED "COHFOnT LAST" SHOES Of which we are the makers and seller the sale of which In Bridgeport dnrtng last season have gained for them basts ot patrons, many ot whom, natll tbea were unable to find that which oWCom ford Last" gives viz.: EASE, STYLEiWEAR. We Have Tbem For ladies, men, chil dren. And our new productions for Fall and Win ter wear are marvels of Shoe Makers' art. ' WE INVITE INSPEC- , TION. Measured work U yon want it. Blocks MAKERS AND SELLERS OF THE CELK BRATED "COMFORT LAST" 6HOE3. AYER'S HYGIENIC COFFEE A Health Drink. sTurve and Brain Food. vegetable and cereal Compound ; contains all the elements one's system requires. Prepared by M- S- ATES ot Boston A Vegetarian for many years. PRICE, 20C PER POUND OR 40C BT I ' . r . v MAIL. Sample mailed on receipt ot 10 cents. Follow the directions and von will nae no ether. For sale by principal wholesale and retail grocers. Bend 3c stamp tor book on Iiet Belorm." M.S.ATER,209& 211 STATE ST., DO TOO WANT A FARM WAGON, CARRIAGE OR BUSINESS WAOONt DO TOO WAST REPAIR WORK DONE? It will be tor your benefit to Correspond with H. W. W00DRUFP. Washington Eepot, Cons. ARE YOU IN NEED OF DO T0U WANT A Stove, Range or Furnace ? IF SO, CALI40N OR WRITE TO Cochrane Brothers, Dsslars la Geral Marchsadiss, West Cornwall, Conn. THE 1- Jerlin ron fridge Qo., OP 12 AST BEKLIX, COJiN., Ca 6kll Too A GOOD IRON 2 STEEL ROOF tea" At 2 3-4c per sqr. loot. Write them for particulars. Philadelphia to resume his studies for another year. " GREENFIELD HILL. THE DEEB FIELD DISTRICT. Mrs Elizabeth B. Beach and Mrs M. M., Burr have visited their sister, Mrs Sarah C. Mellen in Redding, Mrs Beaclk remaining for a few days. Mr and Mrs H. A. Nichols ot Fairfield Woods were guests of their uncle, Charles Nichols, Sunday. Edwin Banks of Bripgepott has visit ed his sister, Miss Mary Banks. BRIDGEPORT- A BEAUTIFUL RESIDENCE. A rare opportunity is offered to homo seekers In tbe sale of a charming resi dence on North avenue. The rood name of Warren H. Lamson A Co., ar chitects and builders, is guarantee that the bouse is "built on honor." The de sign Is artistic and modern Improvements in its construction are the latest. Their advertisement on another page shows a. sketch of two views of the bouse. HUNTINGTON. " Charles J. Hughes has set a handsom Scotch granite monument in the new cemetery on the lot belonflnsr to David S. Wheeler. Tbe monument is of cottage ucoiKu ana is a one specimen 01 stock and workmanship. One side bears the in scription for Mrs Bessie M. Botsford, Mr Wheeler's daughter, who recently died. Mr Hughes has also placed a neat tablet In the same cemetery for the wife of Homer H. Smith. ms. a "While down In tbe southwestern nart of tbe state some time art," savs W. Chalmers, editor ot the Chico, (CalM) terv. Havinr beard of Chamberlain's Colic, Cholera and Diarrhoea Kenedy I bought a bottle. A couple of doaaa of It completely cured me. Now I u. champion ot that remedy tor ail stomach ana oowei cc-pit::." rw -' fr E. F. r l.wtr-?L t- i 6. C r- L L-M7l : ;, C: -n. '