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THE NEWTOWN BEE.
PUBLISHED BY THE BEE PUBLISHING COMPANI. ALLIBOK P. SMITH, KIMTOli. AKTUIIU J. SMITH, BUSINESS MANAUKb mw S1.8S Tear, 75 Cents for Six Month (0 Genu for four ktoathi. Four CanU s Cost. IKVTOVI. COII. rilDAT. SOV. 1, 1895. Editorial Ink Drops. Hat the mammoth eel recently captur ed at Sandy Hook any connection with the sea serpent which hai bo agitated the Bridgeport dally papers and the good people of Stratford ? Tub Bkk Isn't a medium lor working off personal grudges agalnBt your neigh bor. Communications catalogued under this head take the express line for the waste basket Every cltlien will do well to carefully read the rules established by the town health officer, Dr E. M. Smith, which will be found In full in another column. There are also Included the quarantine rules adopted by the health officers of Falrflold county The peach commissioners during tc-h last year condemmed over half a million peach trees affected with tho yellows, which Is a surprising statemant'. Mr Hubbard Is of the opinion, however, thtt the commissioners have tho disease well In hand. The number of trees dea- troyed this year would indicate there Is as yet little abatement of the disease To-day there Is a better understanding of the work of the commissioners on the part of the growers and the grow er have a better Idea of the method of caring for the trees and handling the dis ease, and he thinks that there will be a gradual .elimination of the number of trees destroyed, until Connecticut or chards are full of healthy trees. The rather remarkable fact Is said to be true that In this country where there Is a plenty of land, more farms are work ed by tenants proportionately than In some nations of Europe where land Is neither cheap nor abundant. George K Holmes, who h-u been collecting statis tics on this Hoe for the United States consus, presents sorus reason) ia the cur rent Quarterly Journal of Economics for this deplorably high per cent of farm tenancy. Mr Holmes believes the ranks of the tenants are not replenished from those who have lost their farms through profitless Industry, but from tho3e who have never held farm property and who would be farm laborers were they not farm tenants. In some sections, Mr Holmes believes that the Increase in ten ancy is In part, at lnaU, a reaction from the cultivation of too large farms, as a farm has been divided up the portions are let out. But another cause i the rush of tho farmers' sons to the cities, and while this drift urbanward.keep) up farm tenancy will doubtless continue to Increase. The Springfield Republican, In a thoughtful editorial, hardly agrees with Mr Holmes. This paper diagnoses the cases something as follows : "Farming has not been comparatively profitable It can bd in id a anywhere to.ylell a com fortable living. Bat large comp3tencles are not won here. The large fortunes which Are the eyes of the young Ameri can have not been gained In agriculture No turn of a whoel hero yields sudden riches. Literally in the sweat of the brow is every grain of a modest living wrung from the toil. The fine things that clothe and satisfy the. vanities of life are not to be had on a farm without a toil that makes ttaolr enloyment dim cult. It Is, therefore, not wonderful that In view of the way fortunes have been won In other occupation", the drifts of the farmers' ions It at It Is. To some ex tent the fiscal and economical policies of government are responsible for this strik Ing and disturbing difference. But In the main it Is a result of causes which at tach to the nature of Industrial develop ment In Its different lines in a new and rich country under the regime of Individ nal undertaking. It is a difference, how ever, which will become less striking as the country grow older and the conges tlon of population In cities becomes so pronounced at to be unbearable. Then we may tee something of a drift back to the farms again ; and then, and not till then, probably, will ws tee the increase in farm tenancy stopped." And here are the suggestive figures on the question of farm tenancy : ram oai(T or farm worked sr tcsants. RwKlan, 17.84 Germany, &4.SI PortiiKai, 'in. 17 Holland, V auui it., i . . 8K.H0 64.111 Norway, SI N Ureal Britain llelirluin, S.(rJ nearly. 100.00 United states. M.oe In Fairfield County. MONROE. TUB FAIRFIELD EAST CONSOCIATION. The annual meeting of the Fairfield East Consociation of Congregational churches was held In the Monroe Congre gational cnurcn, Tuesday, October au. The bracing air of an Ideal October day and a pleasant country ride brought the delegates and visitors to Monroe In the best of spirits for the yearly meeting. The pulpit and chancel of the church, ar rayed In the beautiful colors of autumn, were charming In their tastef ulness and simplicity. boon after the scheduled hour the con sociation was called to order by the mod erator, Hev Albert F. Pierce ol Danbury. He? Joel S. Ives of Stratford, the regis trar of consociation, served In the capac ity of scribe of the meeting. After devo tional tervioes led by the moderator, the roll of the churches was called and the following delegates were found present: Bridgeport, First church, llev Charles Ray I'almer, D. D., pastor emeritus, and T. C. Worden, delegate; Bridgeport, Park street, Kev E. O. Fullerton, pastor ; Bridgeport, Olivet church, Kev E. K. Holden, pastor, and F. O. Hedenberg, delegate; Bridgeport, West End, Kev C. F. bcimsoD, pastor, and H. II. Nettleton, delegate; Newtown, William Falrchlld, delegate: Keddlrg, Hev C. F. Luther, pastor, W. A. Lounsbury, delegate; Brookfield, Kev C. W. Francis, pastor, J. M. Ford, delegate; Danbnry, Rev A. F. I'lerce, pastor ; Danbury, Second, Bev F. A. Hatch, pastor, Piatt Crof undelegate : Huntington, Kev A.J. Park, pastor, and Pea O. O. Beard, delegate; Monroe, Rev A. R. Lots, pastor, Dea Wells W.Lewis, delegate ; Shelton, Rev L. W, Keneston, pastor, and Charles Z. Morse, delegate ; Stratford, Rev Joel 8. Ives, pastor, C. C We.ls, delegate: Trumbull, Rev W. F. White. The following committees were also appointed : Nominating committee, Rev Messrs Keneston and Luther and Piatt Crof ut committee on New Fairfield church, Rev Messrs Pierce and Hatch ; committee on minute of death of Itev William J. Jennings, Revs Joel S. Ives and Claire F. Luther. Redding was ap pointed as the place for the annual meet ing of 1890. Rev Messrs Pierce and Ives were re-elected, the former as moderator, the latter aa registrar of the consociation for the ensuing year. Mr Ives was elect ed a director of the missionary society ol Connecticut. Rev Messrs Luther and Hatch and Dea J. W. Northrop will con stitute the standing committee for the following year. Next In order were the reports from the churches. The delegates, almost without exception, reported decided pro gress and encouraging results. In the case of a few churches, the reports were unusually good. - A snort prayer service followed, during which prayers of thank fulness were fervently offered to Almigh ty Ood for His blessings upon the churches during the past year. At ia 30 p. m. the morning Bession ad journed for the noon recess, during which a collation was served In the church par lors. The ladies of the congregation did themselves excellent credit In many ways. The hospitable board was spread with a most bountiful and savory dinner. The moderator succeeded admirably In getting the afternoon session started promptly at 1.30. The subject, "Our Country Churches," was presented In three of its aspects. Rev Mr Ives gave a forcible and convincing address on "The past, present and future of our country churches. The speaker review ed briefly the causes tbat lead to the for mulation of our churches, the demands upon the churches then and the ways in which those demands were met. Then facts of present conditions were cited and an interpretation of these facts as to their underlying significance was given. A true diagnosis navmg inus neen reacn ed. the remedies easily euncn-ted them selves. As a concrete example Rev Mi Ives took up tho various social club-, the country Orange, etc., ana snowed now these are ued to satisfy a constitutional need of human nature and how the church, if it is wise, must in a different way supply the same natural cravings This excellent address closed with the urgent appeal tbat for the future we look forward and up and trust God. Let us not bewail the fact tbat lor many a year we have not bad a revival but rather let us say "God helping Us, we will have a revival this year." Rev Mr Luther took up the second as pect of the subject, "Old and new meth odsadjustment of work to new condi tions. " The kingdom of Heaven is a treasury out of which one who is wise can bring forth just what may be needed. This is true as to what will be needed to meet the new conditions. We may say that the old methods have always been three, viz ,1, Preaching; 2, Praying; 3, Catechetical instruction. New methods are those that have come in for the main tenance. of the three old methods indicat ed. The following factors were men tioned as aiding in the adjustment of old and new methods : The library and read ing room, beautifying and enriching the church service, organizing and centraliz ing church forces. Mr Luther commend ed to the consociation with warmth of conviction the Ohio plan of federation of the various temperance organizations and anti-saloon elements. The practical sug gestions of Rev Mr Luther's address were followed by Rev Mr Hatch's paper on the third phase of the general subject, the part of the country churches in social re form. In this paper a presentation of the sociological side of the country church problem was given. The contents of the address were frseh and timely. The pa per was eo well liked that Dea Beard of Huntington presented a motion which re ceived the sanction of the consociation, to have the address published in full in The Newtown Bee. We refrain, there fore, from giving an extract of the sub stance of this vigorous presentation of a timely and most important subject. The time allotted to the consideration of this subject having expired, the con sociation moved to extend the time 15 minutes for general discussion In which delegates Deas Beard and Wells and Rev Mr Park participated. At the suggestion of Mr Park it was voted to hold a series of fellowship meet ings In Fairfield county during the com ing months. The report of the commit tee on minute on Rev Mr Jennings death was adopted. The minute reads : "The Fairfield East Consociation humbly riOMirea to put on record our high appreciation of our brother, William J. Jennings, who was called to his reward on the tilth ot October, 1HH5. Ills long service In the ministry, hie scholarly habits, bis fidelity In every trunt and his warm christian spirit awaken our sincere feeling oi our loss, our sympathy to loving friends and our thankfulness tor the heritage which Is ours, in tbelaith and zeal and prayer that never dies." Rev Charles Ray Palmer, D. D., gave his report on meeting of the national council and the A B. C. F. M. Thi highly esteemed and long standing mem ber of the consociation received a most careful and respectful hearing. Dr Pal mer reported the recent meeting of the council as one of the best meetings of that body ever held. Entire harmony at the meeting. The council demonstrated its unifying effect for which it distinct ively stands. . The address of Dr Quint, the retiring moderator, made a profound Impression and was a model for an ad dress of Its kind. Dr Brand's paper on "Preaching for the times," a thoroughly good one. Dr Barry, the delegate from England, made a most excellent impres sion. Dr Gladden gave an effective ad dress on Monday evening. The council may be criticised for its miscellaneous character and for having too much rou tine business. Christian unity was very prominent at the council. At the meet ing of the American Board Dr Gordon's sermon was good. The gathering as a whole was of admirable tone and good spirit. Two new features, 1, Simplify ing of methods for the meeting and, 2, Large time for missionaries from the field. A large C. E. meeting on Wednes day evening. Effective speeches. The responsibility of missions has been laid where It belongs squarely upon the churches. This report cloBed what was considered, It one may judge from the general expressions of opinion, a good all-around meeting, admirable in spirit, practice in Its discussions and most hope ful In Its faith. It was most gratifying to see to many people from the com munity present. Fund, in Long Hill ttreet.a nice black robe by Samuel B. Uurd of Monroe. The owner can have same by Identifying it. Mr and Mrs George F. Beardsley moved Wednesday, to' Brooklyn. Mrs F. B. and Miss Jessie Wheeler have been spending a week at Clarke Beardslev's. Frank Lynson Beardsley was In town. Sunday Mrs R. B. Curtis Is at Ira Wlldman's for a tew days. Town Clerk Nichols' bouse, barns, etc., are all painted in fine style, the colors being two shades of a soft gray, very pretty indeed. BETHEL. AN interesting, masonic gathering Eureka lodge, No. 83, entertained a large delegation of visiting brethren oi Tuesday night when"the third degre was exemplified. Prominent among the visitors wat a delegation front St John'. lodge. No. 6, of Norwalk, who conduct ed the work to the edification ot all pres ent. This lodge has one of the best de gree teams In the state, and the work on Tuesday night was very fine. Among the vlBlting brethren from Norwalk were A. C. Wheeler, W. M ; J. H. Wade, 8. W; A. E.Austin, acting J. Wi F. 8. Betts, S;H. M Kent, 8. D; C. F. Os born, J. D ; George E. Curtl-, S. S. ; W. M. Mead, J. 8; P. M. D. C. Nash, or ganlst;A. A. Betts, marshal; E. N. Sloan, W. E. Baxton, C. P. Keeler,- H. E. Bishop, A. E. Boehme, G. S. Lock wood, C. Ford Seeley, A. C. Golding, John C. Forbusb, Ira Morehouse, J. T. Hubbell. A large delegation was also present from Union lodge cf Danbury, Hiram lodge, No 18, of Sandy Hook and other lodges. Following the work generous luncheon wat served, during which time Informal speeches were made by several of the visitors. Eureka lodge of Bethel has one of the finest lodge rooms in this section, and Is a wide awake lodge. The present officers ere: A. J. Hallock, W. M ; T. C, Manfleld, S. , Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report AU&OWTBfX PURE W; C. K. Bailey, J. W; Philo Gilbert, T; John Mantffleld, S; Charles Bailey, C; 8. E. Perkins, S. D; O. N. Thorpe, J. D ; A. C. Saxton, H. 8 ; J. K. Blanch- ard, J. S ; B. H. Spork, organist ; A. a. Lockwood, marshal ; J. Eugene Conklin, tyler. - STEPJCiEI AND VICINITI. DON'T MISS IT. The King's Daughters are to give an entertainment and supper at the Metho dist church on the evening of Tuesday, November 5, which no one should fail to attend. Extensive preparations are being made to make the occasion a most enjoyable one. The evening will open with literary exercises by local talent, at 7.30 oclock, which will be of merit. At 8 o'clock supper will be served, none of your ordinary suppers, but a real old fashioned New England supper, with baked beans and all the old time edibles cooked to a turn by Stepney's best house wives. The tables will be waited upon by charming waitresses costumed in the styles of "ye olden '.ime." Reserve this evening for this event and remember that if the evening should prove a stormy one, the supper will take place the first fair evening. Work in getting ready for the fine new iron bridge that is to cross the stream near Blacksmith Smalley'a shop at the Depot, began on Monday. The old bridge was torn away and travelers for the Depot are obliged to go around the other way with their teams. The work laying up the new stone work has been going merrily on and it now looks as if it would be but a short time Deiore the new bridge is in Its place and thrown open to public travel. Selectman Steph en Hayes has put a force of men under the direction of Hugh Hlggins of Long mil to lay up the stone foundations. The farmers' wagons have drave heav ily under their piled up loads of apples that have been making their way in great numbers towards the cider mills .for the past two weeks. Mrs Scbmitz and daughter from Stain- ford have been guests at the home of Mr Mrs John Benedict, at the Depot. Mr and Mrs R. II. Broderick and fami ly from Bridgeport passed Sunday as guests at the home ol Andrew Leaven worth. Both churches were favored with large audiences at the services, last Sunday. John Benedict has been kept very busy for the past two weeks putting stoves in their winter positions. Their warmth is not unwelcome these chill fall mornings and evenings. Mr and Mrs D. L. Fillow from Nor walk passed Sunday very pleasantly with Mr and Mrs (j. w. aims, at the Depot. John B. Giles from Bridgeport was in town, last week, enjoying a few day's sport hunting with diaries is. Nichols. S. J. Powell is enjoying his new work on Long Island. He expects to return to btepney to eDjoy a day's pleasure at hunting Deiore the snow Hies. Mrs Clingham has been very seriously in lor the past week, requiring watchers Daniel Edwards has returned from Vermont, where he has been on a hunt ing trip. Mr and Mrs Edwards Beardsley enter tained out-of-town friends over Sunday Quite an extensive flra raged in the woods on Boot Hill, last Saturday after noon and evening, doing a considerable damage to rences. ic was mostly con fined to the lands of Charles Nichols and Mr Dutton of Bridgeport. The naughty sportsmen are supposed to be responsible tor its origin. A stereopticon entertainment which promises much pleasure to those who at tend will be given in the Methodist church, next Monday evening, Novem ber 4, under the auspices of the Women's Christian Temperance Union. The sub ject of the entertainment will be "The l wo Paths," and the pictures thrown upon the canvass will be both instructive and interesting. The doors will be open at 7 o'clock and the entertainment will commence at 7.30. A small admittance fee of 15 cents will be charged for adults and 10 cents for children, and it is re quested that uospel Hymns No. 5 be brought. Turn out and fill the church The state convention of the Kine's Daughters will be held with the Second Congregational church of New Haven, aovemDer and 21. a very Interest ing program with prominent speakers on r,ho platform, has been arranged for both days. B. Hawley & Son shipped over a ton of chestnuts during the month of October. The Turney Manufacturing Co., com menced running a week ago Monday for the winter trade. - T. B. Fulford ot Bridgeport visited at L. H. Edwards', the past week. Miss Linda Milton of Bridgeport ia spending & few days at M. H. Thorpe's. Davis' orchestra will furnish music for the fair to be held in Whitehead's hall, Redding Ridge, commencing November 2. Mrs Daniel Davis and Miss Minnie Davis visited Mr and Mrs William Davis at Oxford, last week. Mrs W. F. Selleok spent two days at Mrs Edward Curtis' In Monroe. A handsome gray parrot was seen, Sat urday, in the trees near Lewis Edwards' by Wallace Davis and Levi Edwards. They tried to call it down but it flew away and was seen later near Isaac Wells's house. Rev Mr Jones and wife, of Arlington, N. J., have been the guest of Mrs C. E. Osborne. Lawyer Giddings of Bridgeport has been the guest of United States Marshal Hayes and together enjoyed the sports of "field and gun," with good success. The household goods of Rev Mr Jones will be moved, this week, to his new field of labor at Arlington, N. J. Edward Corning Is building a large barn for Ezra Meeker at Monroe. George H. Lyon is at work in Taehua, painting the Episcopal church. Mrs Arzelia Clingan is very sick. Her daughter, Miss Clarice Clingan of New York was called home on account of the mother's critical condition. Mrs Charles Banks and daughter ot Bridgeport have been the guests of Mrs Seeley Perry. George H. Lyon has done some fine work in kalsomining at the residence of John Eastwood, of the Turney Manufac turing Co. Mr and Mrs Mosts Hull have visited In Easton at the home of Almon French, superintendent or the water works. Mrs Elihu Taylor and Mies Bridle of Easton have been the guests of Mrs Belle Lyon. Mr and Mrs B. H. Pcet, Sr., will have been married 50 years on November 16, 1895. A big time Is in prospect. REDDING. METHODIST, CHURCH NOTES. The Methodists will hold services in the Academv until thp rp-nnpn'no- nf tho Church, which will takn nlnnn in nhont three weeks. The meetings at the hall win pe aisconunuea. Dea H. S. Osborne and William A. Lounsbury attended the Consociation at Monroe, Tuesday, as delegates of the Redding Congregational church. Charles Williams has moved Again, this time to the Beers place InaWeston and the little house on the corner is or.ce more vacant. The ladies of St Patrick's church will give one of their usual enjoyable enter tainments in Whitehead's hall for the benefit of their church, commencing on Saturday niirht. and lastintr several days. Mrs F. Bradley and eon Edward, vis ited their Greenfield friends on Sunday. E. P. Sbaw spent Sunday with his 1 Main sister, Mrs S. B. Hoyt and family, in New Canaan. Never was cider more plenty and wa ter scarcer than now. Rufus A. Lvon. formerly of the FarmT,has apo Ition on the New Haven Union and we miss bis familiar face, as he came daily to the postoffioe to get bis favorite paper, The Sun. Mr and Mrs Darnel Hvaer were maae happy over the arrival of a little daugh ter, Tuesday morning, October 22. Mrs E. 8. Barlow is helping care for them. The ffll.v permanent cure for chronic Catarrh is to thoroughly f xpel the poison from the system by the faithful and per siBtentuse of Ajer's sarsapai Ilia. This wonderful remedy proves successrui when all other treatment has failed to re lieve the sufferer- - FAIRFIELD. THE SPECIAL TOWN MEETING. The special town meeting called for last Sat u day was slimly attended. A. P. Wakeman presided and John Morgan, Jr., acted as clerk. Judge Glover of fered a resolution - providing for the bonding'of 40,0W or the floating deot of the town, in amounts of $1000, pay able in 30 years. Judge Perry opposed the motion on the ground that this was only a way of putting off paying our honest debts, and that the bonding of toe aeot was oniy getting it out oi sigut and opening the way for further debt. Judge Glover explained that by bonding it the town not only saved iou a year in interest, but that the premium obtained saved another Sioou nearly. The mo tion was lost by a vote of 13 to 17. Se lectman Bradley improved the occasion to make the astonishing announcement tbat while the auditor's report showed a balance left over from last year of over $4000, be had scarcely been eight hours in office before $6000 worth of bills were presented, leaving an actual deficit of $1800. On motion of Judge Perry it was then voted that the selectman prepare statement of the probable expenses of the town ror the ensuing year and then call a special meeting to make appropri ations and then lay a sufficient tax to meet the same and pay $a000 of the town's indebtedness. HOYDEN'S HILL. A number from this place attended a surprise party in honor of Judson Beards ley's 50th birthday. Over 50 neighbors and friends were present. Among those present were a brother-in-law and wife from Missouri, also friends from Bethel, Meriden and other places. A very pleas ant evening was spent, after which all partook of a bountiful collation for the inner man. Mrs Eliza Jennings is visiting her brother, Dayid Wakeley, of Chestnut mil, Trumbull. Madison Wakeman is quite feeble, be ing confined to bis bed most or the time William Leusher has helped Jennings & Sherwood husk their large crop of corn. .. The fire laddies did finely at the South port fire on Sunday evening and by en ergetic work beat back the flames that would hav destroyed thousands of dol lars wortn or property, i tie great lack or a commanding leader was very con spicuous. Every one seemed to act for himseir, on his own impulse. What was done with that 20 mill tax, last year r The engagement is announced of Miss lurua (jrould or Mill Plain and Martin Connors of Bridgeport. . Two cases of scarlet fever have ap peared among the, pupils of the Mill i'lam scuooi. The grading ot the Osborne Hill road is completed and now awaits the broken stone. A 20 mill tax and $1800 deficit. Rev Mr Child announced, last Sunday, that he expected to arrange ror two ex changes for the Sabbath evening ser vices each month. Rev Mr Kettle of Greenfield Hill was the first and preached to an interested congregation, last Sun day evening. The music by the choir was unusually nne. E. W. S. Pickett was chosen secretary of Court Fairfield, Order of Forresters, at their last meeting. The United Friends meet this evening. The Rowland houses were closed for the winter, last week. Francis Morgan was in town on Mon day. G.Herbert Knapp and family are ex pecting to start for Southern Pines, N C, next week, to spend the winter. His Fairfield home will be occupied by unver uouid. Mrs O. B. Jennings and family return to the city to-day and close their Fair- neid house. A fine wasp nest occupies a conspicu ous spot in one of the tower windows of the Congregational church. At St Paul's there Is another in the tree by (he side of the steeple. GREENFIELD HILL. CHCRCH INTERESTS. Rev F. S. Child of Fairfield occupied the pulpit Sunday evening, in exchange with itev Mr nettle. . j. . A number from this place attended the "Harvest Home" exercises at the Jesse Lee church, Sunday evening. - J. B. Kiesani and family are now in New York where they will spend the winter. - Mrs H. E. Dowd has recently enter tained friends from Bridgeport. Charles Morris and niece, Miss Bra ban of Sag Harbor, have been guests of Sherwood Banks. William Ferris, who has rnn the farm of G. H. Merwin for the last three years, has rented the Lewis place on Bronson avenue and will take possession Novem ber 1. ' .' - ' ,: - The Greenfield Grange was well repre sented at the Pomona meeting at Brook field, last Friday. The papers and dis cussions were very interesting. H. R. Elwood, wife and son started. Wednesday morning, in a southwesterly direction, for a delightful ride through the country. They arrived safely In New York City, where they enjoyed a few days vacation, returning home on Saturday. - Miss Booth and sister at tended to Mrs Eiwood's household cares while she was absent. v - ' Two days before Congressman J. R Howe and family, returned to their Brooklyn home, their city home was broken into and several hundred dollars worth of things were stolen. A very handsome munic box, violin, mandolin, and several suits of clothes, were some of the many things which were taken. Miss Elsie Sherwood entertained some of ber .schoolmates on Saturday after noon. George Craft of Bridgeport spent a night with his friend, Henry L. Burr. 2? Miss Josie Burr has been visiting rela tives In Southport lately. Miss Jennie Scott has been on the sick list the past two weeks. Mrs Everett Matson and little daugh ter spent Sunday at Mrs Wiggins'. Miss Eva Lover is again with Mrs H. B. Burr. Herman Perry spent a few days In Meriden, recently. BRIDGEPORT- Warren H. Lamson & Co, have just fin ished several attractive dwellings tor sale at moderate prices, and on very easy terms. Now In thA tima tn oof.,h as illustrated in their unique advertise- uieiib yi Buuuier page. Marvelniifi merehanrilafnar fih.nfif..ln. the gigantic slaughter sale ot seasonable footwear of C. H. Bennett & Son. 367 Main street. The time is fast approach ing when this firm will be a thing of his tory and owing to the large stock which still remains it will be necessary to make sweeping reductions in euch department so tbat the new firm may take hold in a way whiuh ehall be entiiely to thoir lik ing. This gives the purchasing public an opportunity to make selections from a superior stock of boots, shoes, slippers, ruooerr, irunKB ana bags, at about their own price, as everything must be sold at some price. Further details will be found in this firm's new announcement In another column. In New Haven County. SOUTH BRITAIN. AT THE CREAMERY. - The creamery has been following the example of the thrifty neighboring farm ers and getting ready for winter. A long, large sluice has been buried to carry away the hillside water and the road from the highway graded and surfaced. U. P. Williams, the young giant and professional bnttermaker, is going to spend Sunday "away down East," where there is only just one pretty girl. Every body here will miss him. There Is talk of a large increase In milk another season, by the farmers who have the creamery this year and by other dairy owners, some ot them at a dis tance. CONGREGATIONAL CHURCH NOTES Rev J. D. Smiley attended the state convention of Christian Endeavor at Middletown. last week, and gave a very interesting account of the meeting the following Sunday evening. Kev J. D. Smiley, Misses Abbie and Susie Mitchell, Miss Hattie Canfield, and Mr and Mrs Hollister Sage attended the meeting of the Pomperaug Union of Christian endeavor at Bethlehem. John Tomlineon and family spent Sunday with Mrs Alice uanneid Mr and Mrs u. A. aoyt visit friends in Yonkers, N. Y. Mrs George Stoddard ot Providence, it. l., is visiting friends in town The sacrament of the Lord's Supper, will be observed, Sunday, November 3, at the close of the morning service. Mrs B. C. Bradley spent a few days in Wateroury, last week, and while there had the pleasure of attending very interesting missionary meeting in Naugatuck. Ralph Munson and Dr Smith cf New Haven were the guests of Kev J. O. Mun son over Sunday. Dr Smith was return ing from the dental convention in Wor cester and a visit in Bos tor. Wales Warner met with an accident, recently, whereby be hurt his shoulder. The presiding elder, Rev C. J. North, held the quarterly conference in the Southbury Methodist church on Monday afternoon. Mrs Rice of New Haven was the guest or Mrs riinman on Sunday. Manvilie Brothers have put a bright new coat of paint on the bridge over the month of the Shepang and the bridge at Poverty. They used Whitlock's graphite plumbago Iroof and smoke stack paint manufactured by the Woodbury Paint (Jo., on the bridges. A cough whch persists day after day, should not be neglected any longer. It means something more than a mere local irritation, and the sooner it is relieved the better. Take Ayer's cherry pectoral It is prompt to act and sure to cure. William C. Manvilie will move in and occupy the John Dixon place, this week OXFORD. EPISCOPAL CHURCH NOTES. Services in the Episcopal church at Oxford Center, through next month, are to be held at 11 a. m., and at the Farms church at 1 30. Sunday school at the close of service in both churches. Miss Alice Hitchcock of Bethany visit ed over Sunday with Miss Bessie Cable on Chestnut Tree Hill Louie Tucker, who holds a responsible position In the employ ot T. F. liilyard in Seymour, is taking his vacation, this week, with his parents, Mr and Mrs a S. Tucker, on Chestnut Tree Hill. He will try his luck in pursuit of the scarce and delusive partridge Mr,Isbell,who has for about a year oc cupied the former Lewis Davis place, is moving bis family back to his own place tn Seymour. - Mrs G. W. Hoxsie, accompanied by her daughter and Miss Mabel Perry, are visiting for the last few days of this week with Mrs Hoxsie's relatives in New York and Brooklyn Litchfield County News. WATERTOWN. MRS GEORGE GRIS WOLD. Mrs George Griswold, aged 29 years died at her home, October 23, at 2.40 p. m. Mrs Griswold acted as nurse for her brother while he was suffering from an attack of typhoid fever, until be got well when she was taken with the lever her self and died in a few days. The atten dance and anxiety consequent on the sickness of her brother had so imi aired her constitution to that she was able to withstand the fever but a ypry short time. The deceased was well known in the community, had a large circle of friends and was a member or the Con gregational church and Y. P. S. C. E Her funeral was held from the house to Evergreen cemetery, Saturday at 2 p. m., Kev KODert regrum omciating, THE SELECTMEN ARE HUSTLERS. . The present board of selectmen are what might be termed "hustlers." Not only are they inspecting'and overseeing every foot of road in the town that is be ing worked but are engaged in a vigor ous campaign against open sewers that are allowed to lie without being regular ly flushed. There are several places sewage runs out on the street where pe destrians are obliged many times to take a good long step to escape getting a dir ty boot and the carrying along an offen sive odor. In a growing town with a population nearing the 3000 mark it be comes necessary for the selectmen to take every precaution within their power for the health of the inhabitants In the thick ly populated portions of the town and should have the co-operation of every Igood citizen. , WON'T OUB FIRE LADDIES BE DANDIES? The suits for the firemen have arrived and are beauties. The cap is black with a metallic wreath in front enclosing the number 1. The shirt is red, with silver finished buttons, and on the breast in large white letters the monogram "W. F. D." A black belt trimmed with white has a red grouodword on which is writ ten in neat whiteletters the word 44 Wa tertown." The whole makes a neat and handsome outfit and reflects credit on the committee that made the selection. The first appearance the department will make in these uniforms will be at the first grand ball at the Town hall on Thanksgiving eve. BISHOP WILLIAMS AT CHRIST CHURCH. Next Sunday morning Rev John Wil liams, D. D., Bishop ot Connecticut, will confer the rite ot confirmation at Christ church. ' Dr Varolii went to New fork, Satur day morning, and returned Sunday morning. - Will Carlton, author and elocutionist, lectured to a fair sized audience, last Monday evening, under the auspices of the Hospital Aid Society. Last Monday evening, Federal lodge, No. 17, F. & A. M., exemplified the first degree. Next Monday evening the sec ond degree will be conferred. Henry E. Scott Is somewhat improved attbe present writing. The football game, last Saturday, Tafts vs Cheshire, resulted in a victory for Tafts, the score being 10 to 0. Rev John F. Nichols, formerly of Christ church, who with bis family have been sojourning In Europe for the past year, baa returned greatly Improved in health. Wiliard M. Bryant is slowly recover ing from an attack of pleurisy. The several committees la charge are Sick Headache Permanently Cured "I was troubled, a loiig time, witli sick headache. . It was usually ac companied with severe pains in the temples and (sickness at the stom ach. I tried a good many remedies recommended for this complaint ; but it was not until I be gan taking AYER'S received 1 ! nent benefit. A sin gle box of these pills did the work for me, and I am now a well man." C. II. Htjtchings, East Auburn, Me. For the rapid cure of Constipa tion, Dyspepsia, Biliousness, Nau sea, and all disorders of Stomach, Liver, and Bowels take Cathartic Pills Medal and Diploma at World's Fair. Ask your druggist for Ayer's Sarsaparilla. working bara to make the first annual ball of the Watertown fire department one or the grandest events which has ev er occurred in the history of Watertown. Hawley's orchestra of Thomaston will rurmsb the music, 8. Blakeslee prompter. Linus Mattoon has accepted a position as cieru in tne grocery store or w. M Bryant. At the la3t meeting of the trustees of the watertown library association How ard M. Hickox was appointed financial agent to fill the vacancy caused by the deatn or u. f . hickox. Rev Mr Tolles of the Methodiet church, who went to a sanitarium in Saratoga a short time, ago for the benefit of his health, was at last account somewhat worse. Charles Hudson went to New York on a business trip, last week. WOODBURY. DEATH OF MRS GEORGE C. BRADLEY, Mrs George C. Bradley, 53, died at ber borne in this town, last Saturday morn ing. She has been an invalid for a long time. Her husband died 10 years ago leaving in her charge three children, one of which has died. A son and daughter are left to mourn the loss of a most kind and devoted mother. The funeral was held last Monday. The services were conducted by Rev Mr Freeman and the interment in the South cemetery. DEATH OF CHARLES A. WOODWARD. Charles A. Woodward, one of our best citizens, died at his home, last Sun day morning, aged about 40 years. He was recently elected to the office of se lectman. He leaves a wife. The funer al was held on Tuesday, Rev Mr Linds- ley, his former pastor,conducted the ser vice. The interment was in the North cemetery. A large number were pres ent. - The wedding of Miss Adella Louise Boyce of this town and George Rufus Smith of Water Dury is announced to take place at St Paul's church at o p. m Wednesday, November 6. Reception at the home of the bride 5.30 to 6.30 p. m. They will reside m waterhury. Alfred Johnson was badly gored by a (-cow, last week. Vr Karman attended him. Mrs C. M. Harvey gave a tea party to some or her rormer schoolmates. good number were present. Mrs Harvey was a charming hostess. The friends of years ago were made welcome. choice loaf of cake some 12 years old wedding cake, was sampled and pro nounced good. Edward Judson has gone to Hartford to reside. W. H. Rowell is to move into the house vacated by Mr Henzie. Rumor says tbat a new house will be built near the Town hall. Miss Carrie Judson left for Atlanta. yesterday, and Mr and Mrs A. F. Mitch ell went the same day to their winter home in Brooklyn, JN. i. Alzoma E. Stone and wife from Mill vine were in town, last week. We are glad to learn that Mr Knox of the Reporter will remain and work for Woodbury, although he has had good offers to go out of town. Edson Atwood is having his property on Main street fixed up ia good shape. Mr Stiles will move in soon. In town the week past : A. J. Wood ward and family at Charles A. Wood ward's ; Mrs W. C. Linsley has enter tained her sister from Pennsylvania. J. B. Russell and wife from Bridgeport and Mrs Charles Russell and friend from Harwinton at Benjamin Russell's. Wilbur J. Hayes from Hartford. Miss Ruth Smith from her school in Washing ton, Conn. Mrs E. Benham has returned from a visit to Waterbury and Hartford. It Is rumored that there will be an other wedding on November 6, and that Rev Mr Lindsley will officiate. Mrs W. T. Bacon and daughter have been visiting in Birmingham, the past week. Mrs James Allen is having her house painted. Richmond & Tuttle do the work. We are sorry to hear of the death of L. I. Munson of Waterbury. WASHINGTON. THE DEPOT VILLAGE TO HAVE FIRE PRO ... TECTION. Through the energy of Maj Kingman Washington Depot is to have fire protec tion. He has bought a hand engine at his own expense and erected an engine house near his mill. . The next move on the checker board will probably be a volunteer fire company. When the genial major gets started on any line like this something tangible is bound to re sult. The major was in Bridgeport on Wednesday and Thursday. Carl Bader is excavating far an ice pond near bis barn, and expects to have a supply of ice close at hand. The oldest child ot Rev and Mrs Car ter has been quite ill, but is convalescent. Rev Robert Carter has been passing a few days in Bridgeport, this week. - R0XBURY, 'ROUND THE STATION. Mrs W. E. Newton has entertained re latives from Danbury and Woodbury, the past week. . Charles Warner of Winsted bag been at his store here for several days getting in new goods for the holidays. Mrs Ira M. Booth has visited ber daugh ter, Mrs George Wilcox, at Waterbury. - Mrs Buckingham of New Milford spent Sunday with her father, Leroy Warner. R. T. Blades has left the employ of Mower Brothers and is away on a busi ness trip to New York and Boston. Mrs Frank Booth returned Sunday from Naugatuck. Mr and Mrs William Tuttle of Wood bury called on friends here Tuesday last. Dr Pons was called, Sunday, to attend a son of Timothy Dacey,who had got cut quite badly through an encounter with a bicycle. - Miss Mary Beardsley of Watertown, who has been visiting her brother, O. W. Beardslee, returned home Monday. Merchant Joyce has filled his shelves with goods suitable for the fall season. He has a full store of seasonable gloves and rubber goods. A man by Out name of A. C. McGorgln Lru Diy Goods News. SMITH, MURRAY & CO., -SCXESPORS TO Barnum Building, Cop SCENES OF tl Q - :j li BALL t CO. t I Are a Feature These Bright Autumn Days in Most Every Section of the MEX'8 FCRSISHINGS. Complete Hue ot evervthintr that's wanted to ganrd against cold weather : At 5oc each Men's lieht and dark colored Outing Flannel Shirts, heavy and well made; value 75c. At tl each Men's All-wool Bine Flannel Shirts, double barks; good value at f 1 J"). At $1 M each Men's heavy all wool Sweat ers, ail colors, with double collar. . At 75o a pair Men's heavy lined Kid Gloves. At $1 a pair Men's fine Eld Gloves. Pique seam, in all the latest shades. At tl a pair Acller'a Gloves, tor men; lined, with tur tops. At 1.50 per pair Dent's Walking Gloves, all the desirable shades. At 25c each Two hundred dozen of Silk Scarfs tor men, made from good silk, and as full as some ot the fifty cent ties. Tecka and tour-in hands. CHILDREN'S CAPS. Never such a variety ol kinds to pick from as now. At 25o each Boys' colored caps, with ifllt bands and peaks; worth 39c, At 'ibc eac h Tam O'slianter Caps, lor Mis ses; maae rrom scotcn riaius; oou value at ouc. SMITH, MUEEAY & CO., BRIDGEPORT, CONN. THE GOOD -AT Comes by sailing the right sort of Clothing for th right sort of prires. wt have put a tor new fall and Winter stock of HIGH GRADE SUITS ASD OVERCOATS for bv tra priee prices- Tbey are above the average quality. They are below the averag cost. Tke best is none too good for as, and tbat is the reason wa lead ia the Cloth iajr Sales in this aity. Oar Clothing is made up stylish , psrftet ia fit, with every detail of finish carefully attended to. There are others who deal ia Clothing besides ourselves. There are bat few however who sell the fine qatlity of goods we handle at the same low prises we charge for them THE VAT WE MAKE TRADE ASS HOLD IT is by selling veil tailored, stylish and high standard goods Ws have a Urge line of popular prised Suits and Overcoats for Hen, Boys and Children. Fall assortment Hen's Fursihisg Goods. HUB CLOTHING HOUSE, 311 Main St., Cor. State, ' Bridgeport, Conn FRUIT JAES, JELLY CANS, PORCELAIN KETTLES & nnrrw wrroATTQirrxra n firms at taw pptpes! 107 State St., has fitted up two rooms in Amos Tyr rell's tenant house, for the purpose of taking pictures. Mr MeGoogin is an ex perienced hand at this work as he has been in this business for several years. What is iAAXaNXyxSS Castorla is Dr. Samuel Pitcher's prescription for Infants and Children. It contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotic substance It is a harmless substitute for Paregoric, Drops, Soothing Syrups, and Castor OH. It is Pleasant. Its guarantee is thirty years' use by Millions of Mothers. Castorla is the Children's Panacea the Mother's Friend. Castoria. "Castorla Is so well adapted to children that I recommend ft as superior to any prescription known to me. II. A. Akchib, M. D., Ill So. Oxford SL, Brooklyn, N. Y. "The use of Castoria ' Is so universal and its merits so well known that it seems a work of supererogation to endorao it. Few are the Intelligent families who do not keep Castoria. witMn easy reach," Carlos Hasty, D. D Kow York City. Tub Ckare-aua November 1, 1895. W. B. HALL & CO.. eland Bros.' Old Stand. ACTIVITY Store. At 39c each MUses fine Tarn 0"8hanter Caps, of Cashmere, with onilla. At 60e each Misses' extra lanra ena, Tain O'slianter Cape, with hand; new colors. LADIES GLOVES. Now for the winter gl ?ves, and we can care tor with a large line ot different aorta. None but the best at lowest prices. Four Button Black Silk fleeced lined Gloves at1.60porpair. Black Macco Gloves tor Ladles, at tl JO per pair; al?o tans and browns ol Ibe ana. Ladies' 3 Button Belgin. coney trimmed, pins, tl -S per pair. Spring Claup Gloves for Ladies, Beaver Trimmed; tl 25 and tl -50 per pair. Deep Cults, Fur Trimmed, suitable tor ladies driving gloves, tl 50 per pair. An excellent lined Ulov tor la lies at 75c per pair. Boy's Lined Gloves, For Trimmed, at 50c, 75c, tl and tl-25 per pair. Children's Kid Lined Mittens, fur U tanned, price 50c, 75c and tl per pair. All of the Lined Gloves are Adlets best goods, and the workmanship ia the best. BUSINESS THE- C. E. DUSTED & SON, ' Baranm-TJiuon BuHding- People who have bad work doLe by him are well pleased with it. His prices are low. He invites the people of surround ing towns to give him a call at his rooms at Koxbury Falls on any Tuesday. Castoria. Caxtorla cures Colic, Constipation. fon- Stomach. LHarrhcaa. Kills Worms. gtes aleeft sat gostion, VTiUxxit injurioua medication. Fop serersl yean I haws : ' Castoria,' and shall always matiaua So OO ao, as it has invariably "--i"Ti bessAcatl. resulta.' Enwm F. PABoeoc, V. ' ISSUtStreetaadRfcAssKewTotkCsvV Oomi - aitt. TZ XcaaaT Xsw Ton cm