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Resting remedies for some ot the evils
from which our railroads at present are
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.
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isfactory returns, which shows a good
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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
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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
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.
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
Td Fairfield County,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Emil M&ttagatt is sick in bed with a
Highest of all in Leavening tower. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
severe pain in his side, the result of over
The last two sociables, at Mr Klein's
and Mr Kohler's, were very pleasant
gatherings : $19 was cleared at tbe two
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
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
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
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
uri -"i- "i . m t .
ansa uara uowns or l-iong tun is vis
itiDg her grandmother, Mrs Harriet Can-
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.
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
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
Miss Julia Olney and sister have gone
tu new iuik. ana irnm mere will annn
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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
Robert Dorman has gone to South Nor
walk in the employ of an undertaking
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.
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.
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 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
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
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
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.
Mrs Edward McKenna returned to her
home on Tuesday from the Bridgeport
aospitai, wnere sne nas Deen since frac
turing ner thigh.
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
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
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
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,
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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
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
Tbe Judd & Dunning Hat Co. will
put in hat presses before next spring's
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
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-
line of the
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.
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
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
W. B. Morehouse has spent a few days
Mrs N. B. Johnson visited relatives in
Easton, last week.
Misa Fannie Morey hag spent a few
days in WeBtport.
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
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
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
Clifford Banks and family have moved
to Bridgeport, this week, to spend the
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-
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
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
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
John L. Beach and John Sherwood
have been appointed delegates to the
state C. E. union at Middletown. this
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
Mrs Hawley of Monroe Is spending a
few days with her daughter, Mrs E. T.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
Litchfield County News.
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
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
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.
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,
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.,
Barnum Building, Copeland Bros.' Old Stand
SCENES OF AC1TVITY !
Are a Feature These Bright Autumn Day in Most Erary Secti
of the Store.
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.
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.
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.,
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
HUB CLOTHING HOUSE,
11 Main St., Cor. State,
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.
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
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. -
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
W. B. HALL& CO.,
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
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.
ed a family monument in the new t
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
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
Mrs Mary Bierce and dnuehtr
been gnests for several days s ; :
Carr Watson is visiting with 1"
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
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