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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.
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
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
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
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
,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.
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.
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
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.
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
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,
Wholesale and ,
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.
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
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
L. W. BOOTH & CO.
association of Massachusetts. He gave
a very eloquent address, which was ap
preciated by all who listened to him.
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.
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
That we have not long en this been able to
introduce to yoa the
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.:
We Have Tbem For
ladies, men, chil
And our new productions for Fall and Win
ter wear are marvels of Shoe Makers'
WE INVITE INSPEC-
Measured work U yon want it.
MAKERS AND SELLERS OF THE CELK
BRATED "COMFORT LAST"
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
Sample mailed on receipt ot 10 cents.
Follow the directions and von will nae no
For sale by principal wholesale and retail
grocers. Bend 3c stamp tor book on Iiet
M.S.ATER,209& 211 STATE ST.,
DO TOO WANT A
DO TOO WAST
REPAIR WORK DONE?
It will be tor your benefit to Correspond
H. W. W00DRUFP.
Washington Eepot, Cons.
ARE YOU IN NEED
DO T0U WANT
Stove, Range or Furnace ?
IF SO, CALI40N OR WRITE TO
Dsslars la Geral Marchsadiss,
West Cornwall, Conn.
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. "
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.
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.
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.
"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. '
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