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THE NEWTOWN BEE.
PI7RLSHRr PT THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANY. "Allison p "smith, kiitic AllrlHHl J. SMITH, BUS1NRSB MANAUrH - $125 Tear, 75 Cents for Six Month! f 0 Cant for Four Months , Four Cent a Cub j. ixwtowi. con. rsioAT. oct. ss, tees, Editorial Ink Drops. Io the November n umber of The For urn, President O. D. Ashley, of the Wa bash ra!lroad,revlews "The General Rail road Situation In the United States," sug Resting remedies for some ot the evils from which our railroads at present are suffering. The Country Gentleman, which Is welcome visitor to our desk from week to week, doesn't do much bragging about Itself, but for real merit It has few equals In New England or out. The price is high, but it gives its readers tho money's worth every time. Statistics (how that immigration is oi the increase again. There was an in crease in September ef this year of 11, COO over the number arriving In September, 1S94, while for tbe nine months ending October 1 the Increase over the same per lod of last year was about 58,000, which will make the Increase for the year In the neighborhood of 77,000. 'Tub Bee brings most prompt and sat isfactory returns, which shows a good circulation and that the "ads" are read as carefully as the reading columns." Thus writes one of Tbe Bee's advertis ers In an unsolicited letter. Such in stances go to prove tbe fact, often reiter ated In these columns, that Tbk Bee stand a at the head among the adverts ing med urns of Western and Southern Connecticut. ine Connecticut quarterly is a new magazine which bows to the public favor and published at Hartford by tbe Con nectlcut Quarterly Company. It Is splen dldly Illustrated, and as its name indl cates, deals with historic and local In terests. At the subscription price, 50c a year, It ought to have a large circulation. Io the last Issue Hon A. H. Byington has an interesting article on Norwalk. The Newtown Academy has started out most auspicIouMy under the new principal, William H. Hoyt, who Is prov ing the right man for the place. Ibe trustees were confident they had made a wise selection and Mr Hoy t'a work in the school already justifies the position they took. It may also be added that Mr Hoyt la pleased with tbe school, and with his cordial reception by tbe townspeople. The Post Publishing Co. launched the Morning Telegram on the journalistic tea at Bridgeport on Thursday. It is a four page paper and newsy. As to whether It came to fill a long felt want opinion will doubtless be divided, with four evening dallies and a morning paper already in the field. The Post people seem confident of success, however, and will make The Telegram hustle for a place toward the front. Will the Union's evening paper, The Call, also appear as announced. One reason why Spain is In a hurry to quell the rebellion in Cuba is that finan cially she la nearly busted. It appears her treasury Is about empty, and she must borrow, if the money to pay her troops, furnish them transportation, sup plies and ammunition Is to be forthcom ing as needed and borrowing Is becom ing harder and harder all the time. The Spanish debt la already larger than that of any European power, unless It be Italy, In proportion to the wealth of Its people and their ability to endure taxa tion, and lenders are becoming Increas ingly ' reluctant to Invest In Spanish . bonds. From the standpoint of the Span iards, It would appear the rebellion was near at end, but the Insurgents are active and determined. - The convention of Christian Workers, to be held from November 7-14, bids fair to be one of tbe most noteworthy meet ing! ever held In New Haven. It will be not tiresome series of long drawn out speeches, full of theories and ideas which soar so far beyond tbe ordinary audience as to make all but the most earnest and devout Christian heave a sigh of genuine relief as each speakei steps down and out. It it to be a gath ering together of brilliant Christian workers who deal daily with practical ways and means, and whose aim it is to help the masses of humanity in Its In evltable struggle through the world. The topics upon which they will speak are live and full of a common Interest ; they are treated in a brisk, entertaining, Interesting and convincing way. The officers of the association are: Presi dent, Rev R. A. Torrey, Chicago ; secre tary and treasurer, Rev John C. Collins, New Haven ; and associate secretary, Rev H. W. Pope, New Haven. The managing committee consists of R. A. Torrey, chairman, Chicago ; John S. Huyler and C. N. Crlttenton, New York; Rev D. A. Reed, Springfield, Mass. ; Miss W.J. Macdonald, Toronto; John C. Collins, New Haven; Rev B. Fay Mills, Albany, N. RevS. combe, Louisville, Ky. ; John clay, 'Atlanta, and Mrs J. K. P. Hoi F." Bar Barney, Providence. The program arranged is very interesting, and among the speak ers are several brilliant women whose work along Christian lines Is tru'y markabie. re- Td Fairfield County, STEPNEY VICINITY. DEATH OK SI US ANDREW l'ATCHEN. A very sad occurrence happened on Tuesday morning at tbe home of Mrs H. C. Turney at the Depot, where her Bis ter, Mrs Andrew Patchen of Bethel, who had been visiting her, died after an ill ness of only a few days with typhoid lever. Mrs ratcnen Has been in poor health for some time, but her sudden death was - unexpected and a severe shock to the immediate family and friends. A husband, one son and . daughter survive her to mourn the loss of a mother. She was about 53 years of age. Her remains were taken to Bethel for irterment. METHODIST CHURCH NOTES. Rev Mr Harrington from Stonington who occupied the pulpit of tbe Metho dist church, last Sunday gave a very in teresting discourse on prayer to a good audience. He and his son William were entertained at the parsonage during the latter part of last wetk. AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH. Rev Mr Kimball, pastor of the Baston Congregational church, preached to large audience at the Baptist church, last Sunday, in exchange with Rev Mr Weeks. E. E. Ballard, the photographer, who has been stopping at tbe borne of M and Mrs George S. Turner, at the depot, has taken some very excellent photo graphs of local scenes during his stay here. Several dwellings and some in terior views of A. B. Curtis' handsome residence are worthy of mention for their clearness and artistic finish. He also has a photograph of the Bridgeport jail of unusual excellence. C. S. Smaliey and George Sims took trip to Milfird on their wheels, last Sunday. While they were there they were the guests of D. L. Sturge?, for merly a resident here. Word has been received by friends here from Mian Annie Seeley that she finds Michigan a lovely country and that potatoes are selling at 14 cents per bushel and other vegetables In like pro portion. Miss Mary Frost, an evangelist of note was a guest at the Methodist parsonage last week Friday. Alfred Mills from Stony Brook also passed Friday and Saturday there. Nuts of all kinds are exceedingly plen tiful in this vicinity, in fact more lying on the ground than are picked up. Mrs S. J. Powell has sold her crop of sweet potato squash to Levi Blackman, These squash have attracted quite a bit of attention, being an entirelv new variety grown areund here. The King's Daughters of the Metho dist church are arranging for a supper to be given In the church early in November. Mr and Mrs Henry Nichols welcomed a nine and three fourth pound boy to their home on Wednesday of last week Daniel Edwards has gone to Vermont to enjoy a few days sport hunting big game. Clark S. Keeler is selling ofi his stock. preparatory to leave his farm and make his home in the city for the winter. Miss Bessie Hayes, who teaches in Judd's district, attended the teachers' convention at New Haven, last week. A. L. and L. V. Slade have resumed operations at their evaporating work, this week, having been shut down to make some necessary repairB. Edgar C. -Northrop, B. Hawley & son's popular young clerk, returned to his position In the store, this week, hav ing recovered from his recent Illness. Levi Blackman has purchased a good cow from Clark S. Keeler. There has been exceptionally good bunting, this fall, and the local sports men have kept local tables well supplied with the delicacies of the season at very reasonable prices. Alfred Gilbert of Jamestown, N. Y., was a guest at the home of Mr and Mr M. B. Hawley, last week. Mr Gilbert is an uncle of Mrs Hawley and formerly was located in Paris, Fiance, where he did a large export business. He is now living with a son in Jamestown. Selectman Hayes has been superin tending the repairs on the turnpike, this week. William Osborne and Charles Powell and son have been assisting with me worn. EH B. Seeley, who has been seriously 111, Is much Improved In health. Tbe Misses Gurtens ot Brooklyn have been guests of Mr and Mrs Wilbur French, this week. Mrs Esther Hawley has been visiting with her son, Wilbur Hawley, at Van- dusenvllle, Mass., this week. Edwards Beardsldy had a colt struck by a team, last week, and badly bruised on one of its shoulders. Dean & Westbrook have secured the contract for the new : iron bridge to be placed across the brook near Blacksmith Smaliey' shop. It is expected to have tbe bridge in place and open to travel In about three weeks. , An enjoyable social was held at tbe home of John Kohler in Tashna on Thursdav night of last vwk. Pin. iiuus are uiug mnae xor anotner social to be held with Mrs Jane Mallett, next week Thursday evening, the 31st. C. E. Osborne, 2d, ts visiting in Bridge port. ..... George W. Curtlss and Edward Corn ing are doing carpenter work for E. B. Meeker of Monroe. ' "X Mr and Mrs Arthur Pen field of Bridge port were entertained over Sunday at the home of Mrs C. B. Wheeler. P. E. Abbott and wife of Bridgeport, also William Coley and Stanley Hoyt of the city, have been the guests of George Coley. Charles Lane of Bridgeport, salesman for Bennett, the shoe man, was a guest of Moses Thorpe on Sunday. C. B. Wheeler was for nearly eight years associated with the late John O. pAlge as county commissioner, together with Nathan Belden of Wilton, who Is also deceased. Emil M&ttagatt is sick in bed with a Highest of all in Leavening tower. Latest U. S. Gov't Report An&SUTE3X PURE severe pain in his side, the result of over lifting. , TASHUA. The last two sociables, at Mr Klein's and Mr Kohler's, were very pleasant gatherings : $19 was cleared at tbe two places. Miss Edith Edwards has visited Mrs Lavinia Bradley. ' Mr and Mrs . Mo3ea Treadwell of Lyon's Plains have spent a short time at J. A. Treadwell's. Mrs James Cole of Bridgeport spent Sunday with Mrs Juliet Mallett. Mrs Oliver Northrop and daughter, Miss Edith, have been at O. S. Mallett' for a few days. The choir, Sunday, was assisted by Mr Clark of Brooklyn with his cornet and Mrs Whipple sang during the offertory the solo, "Nearer my God to thee" very sweetly. Miss Sniffln attended the teachers' convention in New Haven, Friday, giv ing the school a holiday. The ladies' society of Christ church parish will give their next sociable at Mrs Jane Mallett's, Thursday evening, October 31. All are invited. A pleas ing program is promised. Tbere will be-music for dancing. A tempting sup per will be served. Miss ,mma Wheeler of Bridgeport is visiting at D. W. Edwards'. Daniel Edwards is taking a vacation in Vermont, enjoying the hunting. Miss Irene Gilbert is visiting at L. H Edwards'. The King's Daughters of this place cordially invite the public to a New Eng land supper given at the Methodist church parlors, Tuesday evening, No vember 15. The members of the circle will be dressed in ancient costumes and will render a musical program of old time songa.with rural New England sup per. Look next week for particulars. Mrs Henry Davis has returned to Noroton after a four weeks visit at D Davis'. I. Wells and son are doing inasou work at Mallett Sanford's. Mr Wells u kept very busy at his trade at present. Mr and Mrs H. E. Canfield of Bridge port spent Sunday at Mr3 Harriet Can field's. uri -"i- "i . m t . ansa uara uowns or l-iong tun is vis itiDg her grandmother, Mrs Harriet Can- field. John Benedict, the stove dealer, suffer ed a severe chill, last week, which kept him in the house for a few days. Messrs Beardsley, Hubbell, Leaven worth and others have been at work on me roaa near ueorge coley 's, removing the rocks, carting in dirt, etc. The road in this place was in a deplorable condi tion before being worked. STRATFORD.. WORSE THAN A RUNAWAY. A man in the employ of Phillin Lewis met with a serious accident. Saturdav wtBruooa. wane taxing: a load or cab bages into the barn he managed to fall off the load, and tbe wheels of the wagon passed over him. At the same time one or tne Horses began to kick and struck tne unfortunate man several times. Dr -Lewis reports three ribs broken and serious internal injuries. A TEAM COLLIDES WITH A TROLLET CAE. Mrs Henry Wheeler, and her Mster-in. mw, ..miss jiiiizaoetn wneeier, were thrown from their carriage. Satnrdav afternoon, on Main street,.the result of a collision with a trolley car. They were removed to ur tjogswers orace and found to nave Buttered no verv serious iDiarv Mrs Wheeler's lip was badlv cut'&nd both me lacnes were Daaiy snaken up. M188 Sadie Mallett of Trumbull anrl Fred Doolittle of New Haven were en- tamed over Sunday by Miss Kittie Wil son of Stratford. A new whist club amongst the young er memoers ox society is Deing organized, tieury ju. trierg, tne well Known Bridgeport elocutionist, will give a read me at jrutney cnanei. Friday evening. for benefit of the chapel fund. "Penelope, the Milkman's Bride" and the "Smith familv" entertained a laro-e audience at McNamara'g hall, one even ing last wees. Miss Van Dyne, of Monroe, fs visiting Mrs Allen, on East Broadway. " - Mrs E. C. Wood is visitini; her father ab uaruora. Dr Lemuel Beardslev has heen in Nam i orK on professional business. James Dolan, one of the signal tower men, baa been 111 for sometime with mns. euiar rheumatism. He is now able to be out. Miss Julia Olney and sister have gone tu new iuik. ana irnm mere will annn -KT -r 3 - . . . . . ' 1 leave for Europe. The winter will be spent in Paris. Miss Helen Sammls. who has been in Vermont for the past six month?, has re turned to ner Dome on i-ast Broadway, LrJN. n. Whittlesey preached in the congregational church, Sunday morning. Robert Judson la workinsr for the Oyster Company. Robert Dorman has gone to South Nor walk in the employ of an undertaking firm. . Charles Cannon and sister, of New Haven, have visited the family of Albert Wilcoxson on Main street. Mrs Arthur Wheeler has gone to New York for a short visit. Mrs R. W. Bunnell has cone to Minne apolis, to visit her son, who has been In business there for a few months. The graded school has closed for two weeks, on account of diptberia in the family of the janitor. irst Selectman Judson baa been sick with the quinsy for the past two weeks. Mr and Mrs W. H-Curtis have removed to their new home on King street. The Lundy's Lane Baptist church held one of their usual Lyceum meetings on Sunday last. , , A new house on Lundv's Lane is talked of, to be erected in the early spring. Nuts of all kinds are very plentiful, and the small boy and girl are enjoying their opportunities to the utmost. HUNTINGTON. Samuel P. Buckingham has exchanged his farm with Theodore S. Wooding for a fine two tenant house in Waterbury, Mr Wooding will move bis family next week, when Mr and Mrs Buckingham will bid farewell to tbe old home which they built at the beginning of their married life, 51 years ago. They will make their future home with their son, Dr F. S. Buckingham, Lakewood, N. J. FAIHFIELD. MR CHILD'S MARRIAGE ANNIVERSARY. The Sherman parsonage was the scene of a brilliant assembly, last evening, and from 4 to 7 p. m. its generous proportions was taxed to accommodate the hosts who came to do honor to the genial .parson and his wife. The occasion was the crystal wedding anniversary of Rev and Mrs F. S. Child, which took the form of a general reception to tbe whole parish and their host of friends outside. Beside the general invitation extended over 300 cards had been issued and were respond ed to by many guests from New York, Brooklyn, Stamford, Greenwich, Nor walk, Bridgeport and other places. The host and hostess were assisted in receiv ing by several ladies of the parish, dis tributed through the various rooms. A bountiful collation was served in the din ing room. Flowers and autumn leaves were used in profusion in decoratiDg. The guests left behind them good wishes and substantial, though fragile tokens of the occasion. THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING. A special town meeting Is called for Saturday afternoon, to take action in re gard to funding the fljating debt of the town. The selectmen promise to present at that time figures that will open the eyes of the taxpayers wider than ever. The present board has already expended over $6000 in paying bills contracted last year. Don't fail to be there 1 A dancing class of children is being formed to meet at Pickett's hall. The grading of the Oaborne Hill road was completed, this week, and is now ready for the stone. This will be some what delayed as the crusher is now get ting out the stone for the "State" road at Southport. The water tower is now towering up about 30 feet and shows chat it will be a conspicuous object, situ ated as it is on the highest point of the hill. A.gay party of young people, consist ing of Mr Betts' Sabbath school class of young ladies, with their friends, eDjoyed a nutting party on Tuesday with their teacher. Peter Peterson is playing with the Bridgeport High School football team and was roughly handled at tbe Water bury game, last Saturday. Mrs Herman Hill and sister returned home, last Saturday, from a trip to Den mark. Benjamin S. Bulkley and Bacon Wake man are both excavating cellars for new houses, soon to be erected. William B. Jones is receiving congrat ulations on the arrival of a brand new nephew at the home of his brother, Eu gene Jones. Fairfield justice moves slowly, but it got there on Hoffman & Ewins, who have been running the saloon , at the end of Black Rock bridge In such a flagrant manner all summer. They were arrested for Sunday selling and convicted by evi dence ot Law and Order League detec tives, with fines of f 15 and costs each. "The Fairfield" is closed tight for the winter and it's a cold day for many who were of a trusting disposition. M. H. Bracken has returned from at tending the bottlers' convention, where he was elected one of the vice presidents. Mrs Smith and family, who have been occupying tbe Dea Donaldson place on Greenfield Hill during the past year, are now occupying tbe Clemmons' house at Mill Plain, lately purchased by H. I. rune. Mrs Edward McKenna returned to her home on Tuesday from the Bridgeport aospitai, wnere sne nas Deen since frac turing ner thigh. BETHEL. FOR SUNDAY SCHOOL WORKERS. A conference for Sunday Ecbool super- luieuuenis, assistant superintendents and ex-superintendents will be held in the conference room at the Congregational church, Wednesday evening, October 30. The following piugram uas peen arranged : 7.30. Devotional aervinn. T.apjIoi. IT. T Stanley. Danbury. 7 60. Discussion. Tonfn. "What.rtn thafhnAi uewauu oi uu in me ounufty scnool Hnpenn. tendent?" a. As a Man. b. As an Orsranizer. o. As a Bible Student, d. In relation to the rasior. e. la relation to tne ToRchnrn. t. In reiauon to tne spiritual interest ot the schol ars. A free will ofTorinsr lr the work of Hia firm. necuuui ounaay tscnooi Association. 8.BO, (Questions answered. By nev C. A u.nesai. jetnei. ' SOMETHING NEW FOR DANBURY. There is some Drosnects now that the Danbury sewerage Question will be solved by making a dumping ground on me east sme or aoeiter .kock. The pipes will have to be laid around the bill through a natural cut in the sand hills back toward the Bethel line. One house only belonging to Leonard Dibble wouip nave to De removed. Tne locality is quite a distance irom any otner nabi- tation and is probably tbe best locality to erect a sewerage plant to be found in the town. DEATH OF MRS HUFUS COUCH. Mrs if uf us Couch died at her home In Plumtrees, last Sunday morning after ioDg uiness, tier age was 72 vears the funeral service was held at the bouse, Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Rev C, A. Knesal preached a verv Inter esting sermon,, in wmcn be alluded to tbe beautiful heavenly city. The choir sang two appropriate hymns. Mrs Couch will be greatly missed in her fam ily and in tbe neighborhood and church wnere she was bigblv esteemed. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband and step daughter, Mrs Osborn, and ber little son. The following neighbors were pall bearers.J. S. Mavbew. Charles Jiamonas, j. ju. tsarnutn, John Carson, -"II 1 y, rr . ' vuanea urnmoon, tiowara iianKS. Frank. Staples was arrested. Sundav night, by Constable O. H. Hibbard for making disturbance. He was brought Deiore justice tu j. juod, Tuesday morning, who found him cuiltv on the charge of breach of the, peace and fined him $1 and costs, amounting in all to aDout Jtsetnci corresoondent of the News. On Tuesday morning we had the heaviest frost of the season. Thermome ter stood 20 degrees above zero. ' a - -?;, juts tiicEOK and Mrs Knann have moved their dressmaking parlors to the rooms over Hoyt's store in Dimond's block. Tbe Judd & Dunning Hat Co. will put in hat presses before next spring's trade commences. H. H. Baird has had nut down one of the best concrete walks in town in front of his residence, on Center street. John Baird of Danbury did the work. Hobert Betts, who has bought tbe Hubbell building, is converting the up per rooms into a dwelling place. The first floor is being repaired and cleaned for laundry purposes. tne Ola cemetery by the Congreva- tional church has been nicely cleaned up, this fall. Israel H. Wilson takes great interest In the old yard and much credit is due him for its present good appear ance. The row of manle trees on Elm atront have been ut down and removed to widen the street. H. E. Hickok get tbe trees out many years ago. A protest was made at tbe time because the trees were set so far into the nnblio htohwuv. hence the necessity of removing them for publio ufdty. ftr'.y a'l obitrno- stones have line of the troney roaa. Samuel S. Dunning has paved and curbed outside his walk in front of his residence on Center street. Tbe work is progressing Blowty on tbe trolley ex ensionr' A few days more and then we i-haU probably see rhe electric ears making regular trips out to Mil waukee street. , . We are pained to hear of the sudden death of Mrs Laura Patcben, wife of Andrew Patchen. She died at the home of her sister.Miss H. Turney, in Stepney, Tuesday morning,Jafter three or four days' sickness. The body was brought to Bethel for interment. WESTON. CHURCH AND PERSONAL MENTION. Mrs G. B. Sturges has been spending a few days in Bethel. Mrs Charles Gregory of Cranbury has spent a week with her mother, Mrs Budd The csnsecration meeting of the Nor rleld Y. P. S. C. E., will be led by the vice president, Charles Scofleld, next Sundav evening. Topic, "Obedience to God, what does it Involve?-' Messrs Helen and Barbara Hoyt of Norwalk have been spending a few days with their sister, Mies Elennor Hoyt. At (his writing it is not thought possi ble for Miss Abbey Andrews, who is ill with pneumonia, to recover. The Fairfield Southwest Conference will bold tbe next meeting at the Nor Held church on Tuesday, November 5. A number of interesting speakers are ex pected to be present. The following la dies have been appointed a committee on entertainment : Mrs Lane, Mrs Meeker, Mrs Ebenezer Fitch, Mrs Vanderbllt Godfrey and Miss Annie Fitch. HerveyJ. Hamilton has returned to New Haven. Mrs Hawley Williams . entertains friends from Lyon's Plains. Mrs Harriet Godfrey of Cannons has been the guest of Mrs Ephriam Fitch. Norman Benedict has been ill for sev eral days. W. B. Morehouse has spent a few days in Fairfield. Mrs N. B. Johnson visited relatives in Easton, last week. Misa Fannie Morey hag spent a few days in WeBtport. LONG HILL MRS FRANK E. PACKARD. It is our duty to record few sadder in cidents than the sudden death of Mrs Frank E. Packard. Although ailing for ?ome days previous, her condition was not thought to be really serious until Friday or Saturday and her death from pneumonia on Sunday morning was an event wholly unexpected by her friends. The funeral on Tuesday afternoon was largely attended, and the many beautiful floral gifts attested tbe high esteem in which she was held by her wide circle of friends. Prayers were offered at the house at 2.30 p. m., and the funeral ser vices were held at 3 30 p. m., from tbe Methodist church, the pastor Bev Samuel Gurney, officiating and was assisted by Eev C. W. Boylston, rector of Grace church. The interment was in Long Hill cemetery. Much sympathy is felt in this community for the afflicted bus band and for her mother, Mrs John Gabler. Oue of W. B. Coan's teamsters is on the sick list, suffering with rheumatism George Mahony has gone to tbe Bridgeport hospital to assist for a few days. Miss Katie Lynch has left R. C. Tou sey's and gone to Bridgeport to work. Mrs Susie Frey and Miss Ethel Patter son, who have moved into tbe old Soen- cer Curtis place, have opened dress mak ing parlors and anticipate a large patron age. MONROE. CUTLER'S FARMS. Clifford Banks and family have moved to Bridgeport, this week, to spend the winter. Mr and Mrs I. W. Gilbert of Bridge port spent ounaay witn A. w. Banns. Mrs E. A. Dailey Is on the eick list and is attended Dy JJr Uole of Bridgeport. Mr and Mrs E. B. Seeley are boarding at jiuram jruray s H. E. Hill expects to move to Bridge port, mis weeK, wnere ne will engage iu me meat DUHiness. James C. Johnson is building a large extension on nis nouse lor ms son, Bier- ton. Charles Curtis, our genial butcher, is going to take a meat market in Bridge port tor tne winter montns. CHURCH AND PERSONAL MENTION. Kev and Mrs W. G. Lathrop have vis Ited at A.. W. Hinman's. Miss Edith Wheeler visited relatives in Sbelton- Mi83 Bose Sinclair attended tbe State teachers' convention and also visited a friend at Wesleyan university in Middle town, last week. The Willing Workers have presented two street lamps to the Congregational cnurcn ana tney win soon ne placed in iron & oi tne cnurcn. Mrs Sarah Sinclair spent a few days of last weeg in tsrooKiyn. Mrs Marshall Beach made a flying trip tojMew iorg, last wees. On October 8 James Burr DickeJ a box of ripe strawberries which were pre sented to amerent rrienas. Mrs H. C. Clark of New Haven has visited Mrs Leroy Sherman for the nast wees. TRUMBULL. CHURCH NOTES. Repairs have begun on the church but it will probably be opened for next Sun day's services. The pastor will preach special sermon in the morninsr. All the services of the church will go on un interrupted nntil the repairs are in pro gress, as comfortable provisions for worship will be made elsewhere. " W.JS. French has been annointed a delegate from tbe church to attend the annual meeting of the Fairfield East con sociation at Monroe, Tuesday, October 29. John L. Beach and John Sherwood have been appointed delegates to the state C. E. union at Middletown. this weeg. GRANGE NOTES. October 25 will be husbandman's nisrbt. A very interesting program has been ar ranged. There will be a discussion among tbe brothers, "What I would do if I were a woman." At the close an oyster supper will be served. B. S. Beach Is building a new large horse barn on his new land, bought of the estate of Elbert E. Edwards, and will put np a new house, this fall. E. R Hubbell Is doing the work. -Liovett it. Mhie, a year or more since. purchased an old county home near tbe Huntington fair grounds. HeV has re moved the bouse and buildings thereon and has fitted up his place with a view to conducting the poultry business in a thorough manner. He hag now a large number of choice ; as well as common fowls with which he expects to supply hot only the market but all persons de siring the best breeds of fowls. Mrs uesse CbaiEer has been away for short time visiting friends in New Milford and elsewhere. Tbere was a runaway near the Cen ter, Tuesday. No damage has been re ported. . Mrs Hawley of Monroe Is spending a few days with her daughter, Mrs E. T. Nichols. Hobart Brinemide of St Louis, while on a business trip to New York, spent the Sabbath with his parents, Mr and Mrs Lewis Brinamade. tions outside of the curb been removed along the NICHOLS. A well has been dej oa land- of Ed- A Suffer Cored "Every season, from thVtinie I was two years old, I .su.Torwl tlrrnd fully fuoin erysipelas which kej t growing worse until my hands wore almost useless. The bones soften il so that they would bend, and sevr:a! of my lingers are now crooked fr :;i this cause. On v. j hand I carry large scars, which, but for AYER'S Sarsaparilla, would le sores, provided I 'was alive and able to carry anything. Eight bottles of Ayer's Sarsaparilla cuml me, io that I -have had no return ( f t!.e disease for more than twenty yenrs. The first bottle seemed to reach i:,e spot and a persistent use of it I :is perfected the cure." O. C. Bavts, Wautoma, Wis. ' AYEE'S PILIS Frsiaoto Good Eitiou ward Notbnagle, when a good supply of water will be supplied tbe foantain. as pipes have been laid by the com mittee, E. ,C. Smith, Edward Kotbna gle and N. B. Curtis. The fountain, has been well supplied with water since the digging of tbe well. - BRIDGEPORT- D. M. READ CO.'S NEW 8 TO RE. About tbe end of the present week, the D. M. Read Co. will occupy the store un til recently occupied by Lustig, tbe milliner, thus making a large addition to its already immense floor space. This move has been in contemplation for some time and is a direct indication of how far this well known firm has felt the recent revival in business. The new department, which will open directly into the old store bv arches, will be ued for the display of fancy articles, silks, art materials and upholstery goods, and will much relieve the present con gested condition of the store. It matters not what article you may choose from tbe immense stock of foot wear at C. H. Bennett & Son's, 367 Main street, you'll find tbe prices have been pared beyond recognition in order to close out this $30,000 stock at once. Men's Boston rubber ooots at $2 50. Lad ies tailor made gaiterettes 19c, boys' and girls' school shoes at 69c, ladies' shoes at 75c, men '8 shoes at 97c, children's shoes at 18c are among the many matchless in ducements which abound tbere. EASTON. AT CENTER STREET. Mrs Thomas Foster, who has been visiting; friends in this place, has gone to Bridgeport to spend a week with her laughter, Mrs W. Hawley. William Freeborn from New York and his brother Lewis from Shelton have been spending a few days with their parents, Mr and Mrs Edward Freeborn Mr and Mrs Wakeman B. W illiams are rejoicing over a new grandson, born to Mr and Mrs Cbarles Mallett of Tashua. Mrs Marietta Hill from Weston has has been spending a few days with her cousin, Mrs Eveline Wakeman. Milton Jennings from Southport spent Sunday with Mrs Charles Jennings at her home in Easton. Miss Jessie Kellogg has returned home after spending a week with friend in Stamford. . S. R. Wells, the live real estate agent of Bridgeport, has sold 500 barrels of cider for Charles Sanford. Hood's pills are purely vegetable and do not purge, pain or gripe. Sold by al aruggists. Litchfield County News. WATERTQWlf. A FINE ENTERTAINMENT IN PROSPECTS Next Wednesday evening an entertain ment will be given under tbe auDices of Federal lodge No. 17, F. & A. M., at the new Town bail, consisting of a stereop- ticon exhioition ana a uiu?icale. Tbe committee in charge are making a great ertort to nave tbe first entertainment giyen by Federal lodge a grand success Tickets can be purchased from members oi tne lodge. . WATERTOWN'S FIRST SNOW STORM, Tbe Bret snow of the season in this K'SryqXf&SS and at about 8.30 a. m. the beautiful little flakes were toyed around with the breeze, 'demonstrating the fact that once more we were bordering on another struggle to keep the cold without and the beat within. Mrs George Griewold is Quite sick witn typnoia iever. Tbe theatrical season was opened in wacertown, last Monday evening, bv the ' play entitled "Dr Bill." The house was crowded, many standing, ine acting was oeiow tne average. Prof Hurd, tbe magician, performed before, good houses, last : Wednesday ana inursaay evenings. Mr Atwood has broken ground for a handsome residence on the corner ad jacent to the old cemetery. A grandchild of Cbarles Boudot. aged m montns, . aiea Saturday. October 19. Tbe funeral was attened from St John's church, Monday, at 9.45. The inter ment was in Torrington. Federal lodge, No. 17.F. & A. M., will exemplify the first degree, next Monday evening. Daniel F. Hannon and Albert S? Blakeslee commenced assessing, Mon day. ' ' "Dame Rumor" fays that several wed dings will materialize in the near future. At the first meeting of (be new board of education Bey H. N. Cunningham was cnoscn cnairman. - . Dr Dyer of Waterbury was in town, Monday, assisting Dr Variell with a surgical operation. ... The two theatrical troops which Iwere to play at the new Town ball, one last wees ana one tms, nave cancelled their engagements, one becoming disbanded, tne otner casing a ainerent route. WASHINGTON. - PROP HOWARD BEERS GIBSON; Prof Howard Beers Gibson,- professor Ahamlalrit-tn tha UioonnH fitafa Tint of chemistry - in the Missouri State Uni versity, died in Columbia, , Saturday morning. He was for some years en gaged in laboratory work at Wesleyan, and left Middletown a year ago last Au gust. - He was a native of Washington, ct. A cottage prayer meeting was held. this week, at Rev Mr Carter's. i' Mr and Mrs wimam Tanner or. Win- sted, who have visited at Sheriff Strong's In Warren.have called on friends in town. Tbe family of Walter Logan have tak en rooms at William Brinsmade's. Mr and Mrs Willis, who have visited in town, have returned to Rochester. Henry Fulois1, the popular tinner and stove dealer, bas had an un usually busy season. . He has completed th work on the addition to H. W. Woodruff's houfte. If In want of any work int" v I." e, XI MteJ only woiL's t'r Dry Goods Sfews. SMITH, MURRAY & CO., -SUCCESSORS TO Barnum Building, Copeland Bros.' Old Stand ijjljff SCENES OF AC1TVITY ! Are a Feature These Bright Autumn Day in Most Erary Secti of the Store. DRESS GOODS. There's a imat. nrarltv nt PioM ruvi. w have Just received soma very bttndsome silk and wool plaids.- just tbe wanted colors and Mivisa an eariy Beiecunn. Tbey go lively such combinations as these. GARMENT-?. We open some han-lwome Jackets and capes this morning, the correct styles and aU o the best workmanship. The prices are lower than you'd expect them, so early in the sea son. Here's a hi nt ot the prices for an example : Black Boucle Jacket, velvet collar, halt lined, wide sleeves, price 5.95. Fancy Boucle Cloth Jackets, velvst collar, melon sleeves, price 7.50. WAISTS. A great gathering ot Fanch Silk Waists, both plaids and figures, newest patterns all to our own selection, prices start at S-9J. SMITH, MUEEAY & CO., BRIDGEPORT, CONN. THE GOOD -AT Comes by selling the right sort of Clothing fcr the r eht tart of pria. Wsksvt fat km" ur new fall and Winter stock of HIGH GKJDE SUITS ASD OVEECOaTS for low trad prioe prices. They are abore the it rae q iality. They r rt below tit irenri cost. Tie beat is none too good for as, and that U the reason w lead in ta CHHag Sals in this city. Our Clothing is mads np stylish , perfect in fit, with trery detail of finish etrefolly attended to. There are others who dea! in Cloth ice; bosidea earaehrw There are bat few however who sell the fins qaslity org-cods w handle at the nam low price we charge for them THE WAT TS HAKE TRAD5 ASD HOLD IT in by eallinf well tailored, stylish and high standard good W have a large line of popalar piiueil Suits and Overcoats for Hen. Boys and Children- Full au-rtmsat Ken's Famishing Goods- HUB CLOTHING HOUSE, 11 Main St., Cor. State, STOVES! For the Parlor, Sitting Room, Bed Room, Dining Room, E chin o for anywhere else you may want to rise them We have just added Paints, Window Glass and Patty to our si ready large stoclr, at A. II. DDI0ND S SON'S, ? Opposite the Fountain, FRUIT JABS, JELLY CMS, HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS AT LOW PRICES. C. E. HUSTEDI& SON, 107 State St., Bar&nm-TTsion Building Fulois is a good man to call on. He has had quite a call for milk cans. CORNWALL BRIDGE. A PASTOR FOR THE METHODIST CHURCH. Rev Mr Curtis, living now at Gavlords- ville, nas accepted a call to preach here in tne Meinodist church and will soon move to the parsonage. Tbe familv of Sevmour Haines, after a short residence here, have moved to Dan bury. Mrs Grace Robinson Fabrlaue of New Haven is here with her parents for a short visit. . - Tbe remains of Mrs Mary Hoyt Peck. widow of the late Calvin Peck, were brought from New Milford to Ellsworth for burial, Wednesday. . Josiah Starr was called to Hartford. last week, to attend tbe funeral of bis fiiatar. rinmllno arlfa f fHorlAa om- sister, Caroline, wife of Charles Cam bridge, who died at the age of 63 years. Mr and Mrs Cambridge formerly lived in Ellsworth. ' Mre Mary Starr of New Haven is visit ing at tbe home of Josiah Starr. Mrs Mary Hoffman and daughters have moved to Bridgeport. Mrs Hoffman-has resided in tbia village for about 20 years and has gained the-friendship of tbe whole community. - BXTHLEHEB. COKGREGATIONAlTCHCRCH NOTES. Rev Edward P. Aver preached in Litchfield, la. Sunday. Rev Cbarles Ayer occupied bla son's pulpit. tfr E-': Z'ar n t : rcc--"y e - v October 25,1895. W. B. HALL& CO., DRAPERIES. Xottinfrhain I,ce CnrtahM. while and et 5 at 1.19. .4 and 4,99 pair. Rffl-e.lge muslin, lor Sash curtains a : and 45c yrd. Embroidered Nk t 14 !-, 15 4 19e y f Bordered Fl-h Set Muslin, at SSr n1 fc Japanese Crepe cloth, at 15e and le yan CARPET8. Is there not some room to ebanfra the I pet in? If so, (rive n he ireasorayt wonder how it can be one so cheap, i a till be good. FIE RCGS. I Just received oar new line of Far R more to keep tbe floor warm and ltm& to cbeerineas of your home. . i FUR LAP ROBES. We open to-day a line of Far Lap Robe' prices that will opea your eyes.ot the pr: yon pay elsewhere. BUSINESS THE Bridgeport, Co BETHEL, CO PORCELAIN KETTLES ed a family monument in the new t tery. Representative George Gable of Bl field and brother, Tuttle, of Hart were guest", last week, at Represent Frank Stoughton'B and F. P. Hayes ' Miss Nellie Booth of Stratford guest at John B. Porter's. Rev Frank B. Adams preached at Branch echoolhou;?, last Sunday noon. It may interest hia frienda her 9k 1 that Arthur H. Eggleston of New -don is now a Yale divinity student. . Leslie Crane of New Haven has si to Ciliforni. in contemplation, health calls for a change of climatt Mr and Mrs Will Maeee of Wat . were at Richard Magee'a on SuniU. Mrs Sylvanus Todd ot New MIL" 5 a guest of her daughter. Mrs Stoughton. ' Mrs Mary Bierce and dnuehtr been gnests for several days s ; : Watson's. Carr Watson is visiting with 1" in Shelton. William W. Watson has been I ; in Maine with comrades from 1: Catarrh is a constitutional dls" cannot be cured by local appl Hood's S -.- rta.r n:a is a cons, remedy ; it cares catarrh been ifi?s too blood. i Children C Pi