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FOSTER; BESSE & CO.
817 MAIN STREET,
SUITS AND OVERCOATS.
IfPffgTtsf j,
Just gaze on the smile on the boy's face in our illus
tration. He has found out, as lots of other good people
hare, that our store is the place to trade and is pointing
to some of the advantages which stick out most promi
nently in our method of dealing. We don't know it all
don't pretend to but we do know that onf store is one of
A COMBINATION OF 27 STORES
All run by bright men, and combining what experience
the whole combination has we get some pretty good points.
Our combination are large purchasers. What does this
mean? It means that we buy in large quantities conse
quently get low figures, and give our patrons the benefit
We could fill a book, but it's not necessary. Our patrons
know us, of our excellent goods and square dealing. If
you are not one of them now, try us for once, we'll rik you
"after that.
Our Suits and Overcoats are nobby, all prices and
right in style. For wear and comfort they can't be beat.
Don't forget about our having finejlines of Gents' Fur
nishings, Gloves, Mittens, Hats, Caps,
TRUNKS, BAGS, HORSil
FOSTER, BESSE & CO.,
Combination Clothieri and Heri f uniihari Operators of 27 stom,
31? MAIN STREET,
START
Sovereign
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Unequal ed for
Fine Flavor
and Strength.
Clare don Oil Works!
LEWIS B. BILLiMAH. Proprietor,
Kanuiaetnrar, Prodnesr aa(U Wholesale Dealer in Lubricating and' Illumiaating
OIL and GEEiLSES,
' "' PBTEOLEUM PRODUCTS, AHIMAL AID VEGETABLE OILS.
886 to 872 Water Street, - - - - - , BRIDGEPORT, CONN,
Has it ooenrred to you that a Mackintosh Waterproof Rubber Coat and
Boots for the young or old wl make
and that the best place to purchase these
A. E. LACEY'S
1S9 Fairfield Ave,
WITHOUT HESITATION
We;asaertJthat.no,finer exhibit of
w u iuuuu ui Liio own i.iio is Biiuwii iimtb. m Harness we carry nearly every
ena'SMSo the reml8e
JOHN JS. ATXSLIILNrsOTAJ-,
42 Tairfleld Ave-, 78 Middle St., Bridgeport, Conn. ,
Sold Crown.. ld
Honry D. Fatolaen,
,. ... . DEALER IN , ... ......
Iron and Steel, Blacksmith and Carriage Manu
facturers'
4S8.I440 WaterJStreet, .
DO TOU WANT A
FARM WAGON,
v CARRIAGE OR
. BUSINESS WAGON?
TX TOD WANT ..
. REPAIR WORK DONE?
. It will be tor your benefit to Correspond
with
H. W. WOODRUFF,
Washisgtoa Sepot, Conn.
BRIDGEPORT, CONN.
BLANKETS, ROBES.
BRIDGEPORT, CONN
THE DAY ARIGHT WITH
JAVA and
MOCHA.
'Delicious Coffee . .
FOR SALE IN 1 lb. SEALED TINS BY
E. F. HAWLEY
a very desirable and useful gift
goods is
RUBBER STORE,
Bridgeport, Conn.
IT IS IMPOSSIBLE POR YOU TO HAVE TEETH
WITHOUT A PLATE,
Unless yon have sound roots or teeth to hold In nlaA ,.
you need, Kvery dentist who has mdnafatd ft, iSf wnat
BridFerVeeth Vlthoat a pTti.
DB 0. XETTELL HAWLET, DAHB0BT, COM.
Supplies.
Bridgeport, Conn
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MRS W.O. TRASK,
and Ladies' HaIt Vnv
Combings straightened, roots all one way,
MBDLE&I?jir'y COO.
Write Oria(0rmatioa; enclose stamp. '
'How to amuse the soil so it will
lang with abundance
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THE NEWTOWN BEE.
FRIDAY. S07 1. I89S.
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LAST WEES. 3160
Around the Fireside.
SEEKING JESUS-
I seek thee, Jesus, seek thee,
Thou Savior ot the lost; ,
Thou gay'st thy lite to save me
At such a wondrous cost.
I seek thee, Jesus, seek thee,
Because I am so weak ;
I have no might, I have no strength,
And thou hast bid me seek.
I seek thee, Jesus, seek thee,
Because thy word Is sure.
Thou wilt my fainting soul revive,
And make me wholly pure.
1 seek thee, Jesus, seek thee,
Because thy name is love.
Thy grace, thy gift so full, so free,
It brought thee from above.
I seek thee, Jesui, seek thee,
Because I long to be
Holy, blameless, without rebuke
I want to be like thee.
I seekj thee, Jesus, seek thee.
Because thou hast prepared '
For those who love and serve thee
A sure and rich reward.
Sarah Hazeu Smith, Bridgeport.
THE CLAIMS OF THEXOUHG 05 THE CHKIS-
TIAH CHOSCH.
A SERMON PREACHED IN THE CONGREGA
TIONAL CHURCH, "WATERTO WN, CONN.,
BY THE PASTOR, REV ROBERT PE
GRUM. Prov. 22 : 6, "Train up a child in the way he
should go; and when he is old, he will not
depart from it."
The present age is pre-eminently one
of education. But we must remember
tbat perfect education includes the train
ing not only of the mind, but also of the
heart and of the soul. That man is not
thoroughly educated who lives immor
ally, or who has disregarded the claims
of religion. Philosophy and science
may have received bis attention, and he
may have stored his mind with the learn
ing of Greece and of Borne ; but even then
he may still be uneducated in the higher
sense of the word, for religion may have
been passed by unnoticed. To cultivate
only the mind, is to cultivate only half
the man. To neglect religion and the
moral improvement of the heart, is to
neglect a work tjie noblest and best, one
which brings us into nearer union with
the great essence of perfection, and assim
ilates us to the likeness of that Being
who gits enthroned upon the riches of
the universe, and is at the head of all in
telligences which sre in heaven or on
the earth. Man has been called a relig
ious being. , la all countries, be has been
found regarding some religious rites,
and bowing the knee, either to the true
God or to some supposed divinity.; He
cannot rid himself of the belief that
there Is a Spirit who presides over his
destiny, who takes cognizance of all bis
acts, and who will ultimately reward
the righteous and punish the nnright
eous. . It Is, then, the highest consist
ency in man, the most rational work, to
make provision for his spiritual cutiva
tion ; for the most important part of a
man's education is religious instruction.
Solomon, who was noted for his Di
vinely-given wisdom, says, "Train up a
child in the way be should go ; and
when he is old, be will not depart from
H." Or, more literally, the first clause
of this passage reads, "Initiate, or In
struct, a child at the entrance, or begin
ning, of bis way." Early instruction
will usually lead to good results. Solo
mon's idea was that a child Bhould be
instructed as early as possible, in order
that be might retain the impression and
carry it into practice throughout his life.
Early instruction is necessary.
LOOK AT THE STURDY OAK,
whose roots are firmly secured in the
ground, whose trunk ba been gradually
expanding for a century and wbose top
most branches are far removed from
earth. Can you bend the solid wood of
that tree. Can you train it to the form
which would suit your idea of beauty
and would afford pleasure to your sight;
No, it is now too late. This training
ought to bave been performed while the
tree was young and flexible. There was
& time when it was a sapling ; and then
It would have yielded to pressure with
out breaking. Then it was so pliant,
tbat it might bave been trained to the
most fantastic forms without injury.
But now its mode of growth must -remain
unaltered. You can destroy its
branches, divide its spacious trunk and
uproot the cords which bind it to the
earth, you can kill the noble tree, but
the training of it is now far beyond your
power. Apply this to the training of a
child, and you will tee the necessity of
early instruction. You can mould? the
young pliant heart and mind and fashion
it almost at will. But if the untrained
mind be allowed to bave tree intercourse
with the world, and to imbibe its spirit
and to drink In its follies ; then (raining
will be impossible and instruction will
be useless. Instruction in the truths of
God should be given, before dime novels
and other kinds of dangerous literature
WATERTO WN F ROM THE
J
bave poisoned the youthful mind, and
before the young heart has fixed its af
fection on the world's glittering but de
lusive toys. In early life, , instruction
generally proves effectual; for, when
only taught at the beginning of their
way, many of the rising race have been
led to claim the Divine promise, "Those
that seek me early shall find me.."
What we desire our children to be at 40,
we should train them to be at 10. If
they are led to acquire the habit of giv
ing largely, and are taught to look upon
giving as a happy privilege, and not at
a disagreeable tax, they will in all prob
ability, as they grow up, find increasing
pleasure and satisfaction in giving free
ly to every good cause. We may be
poor, but our children may live to be
rich, and have much to give. Let us see
to it that by our precept and example
tbey are educated to honor God with
their substance. Thomas A. Becket's
mother did all she could to raise her son
to be a pious and charitable man
Every birthday she seated him in the
kitchen scales and placed against him in
the balance his weight of food and cloth
ing to be given to the poor. The heav'
ier he became, the more were the gifts
he was to distribute to the needy around
him. This mode of training him to be
charitable impressed his heart and in
fluenced bis life. The apostle Paul
wrote to the Christian church at Ephe
3us, "Provoke not your children to
K wrath ; but bring them up in the nurture
and admonition of the Lord."
IT IS THE DCXI AND PRIVILEGE
of Christian parents to bring up their
children in the nurture and admonition
of the Lord, to initiate or instruct them
at the beginning of their way, to teach
them the principles of religion, to speak
a word for Jesus before the world has
corrupted their youthful minds. But
many parents are not Christians, and
therefore they cannot be expected to
train their offspring in the fear of God.
As they find no charm or music in the
name of Jesus, they will not teach tbeiri
children's lips to lisp his praise. The
Sunday school, however, comes to the
ren from the evil influences of the world
and from the evil examples of ungodly
men. The Sunday school is the nursery
of the church. The children are as trees
planted by the waterside, and we are the
gardeners who bave the culture of them,
and according to the buds we graft upon
them now, buds of truth, of virture, of
weakness and godliness, so will be the
fruits they will yield hereafter. Chil
dren are the clay, and we are the
potters; and as we mould them
now, bo will they take, their fu
ture :.Cje' ' e are -the engravers,
they arTrthe tablets ; and may we be en
abled to write upon them as with the
finger of God, in order tbat the inscrip
tion may prove to be enduring. The
smallest influence will turn a child this
way or that ; even as in the natural
world the smallest stone npon a moun
tain top may influence the course of a
rill of water, and determine whether it
shall flow down as a river to the east or
west. So will the slightest influence
brought to bear upon the lives and ac
tions of childhood, give a bias to their
whole life, a color to Us future issue,
which will in no small degree prepare
them for destruction and ruin or. for
glory and immortality. The object of
the Sunday school is to instruct both old
and young in Christian truth, and through
tbat truth to lead souls into .the living
and loving fellowship with Jesus Christ,
Solomon says, "A wise man is strong,
yea, a man of knowledge increase th
strength.":. And a more modern ; writer
expresses Jhe same idea in the well
known words, "Knowledgeis power
The young claim this knowledge,! which
is power, of the Christian church, tbey
claim this instruction at the beginnirg
of their way.
Knowledge is power physically. On
tne great railroads, we can see moun
tains . leveled, rocks cleft and V rivers
passed, while nature, in countless varie
gated forms, lies cultivated before us.
And by the same power, we can stand
'in the lighthouse, amid the blue expanse,
bidding defiance to the towering waves.
Knowledge is power also mechanically.
The natural state of water is rest, but
here we find water in motion. What
puts it in motion? Knowledge. Thus
even water serves to inform us as to the
time of day ; what the temperature is;
what the weather will be ; and where we
are, though on the broad ocean with
nothing to look upon but sky and water.
KNOWLEDGE
manufactures our clothing, makes our
paper, gets our coal, ploughs our ground
and carries us thousands of miles dis
tant on sea and land. Knowledge ex
hibits to our view our own ekln of scale,
and the fibres of an Insects wing and
the rolling worlds in illimitable space.
Knowledge is power also intellectually.,)
It conceives thoughts that .breathe in
words tbat burn. It makes discoveries,
it executes designs, it solves problems,
it conquers difficulties and It accumulates
vast information. Knowledge is the
philosopher's stone which turns every
thing it touches into gold. It is the
sceptre, which gives dominion over na
ture. Intellectual knowledge is the ke?
TAFT SCHOOL ANNUAL.
FOSTOFFICB AND STORE OF MR ATWOOD.
which unlocks the storehouse of creation
and which opens to us the treasures of
the universe. Although Intellectual
knowledge is of such, vast' importance
yet, in some places, it is, as the poet
sings,
"The young are left to droop,
By timely culture nniustalned,
Or run into a wild disorder.
Or be forced to drudge through a weary life,
Without the help ot Intellectual implements
: or tools.
A savage horde among the civilized,
A servile band among the lordly tree."
But rising still higher than even in
tellectual knowledge, we observe that
knowledge is power morally' and spirit
ually. This is the power, this is the
knowledge, which the '. young claim of
the Christian church. It is not the busi
ness of the Sunday school teacher to
give secular instruction; but to impart
spiritual knowledge. It is necessary to
diffuse knowledge, all useful knowledge
for this is true wisdom, the right appli
cation of knowledge. "This Is life eter
nal, that they might know Thee, the
only true God and Jesns, whom tbou
has sent." "The gospel is the power of
God unto salvation, to every one that
believeth." Therefore, in this highee
sense, knowledge is power. Sunday
school teachers should impart that
knowledge which is adapted to qualify
those who are under their care for the
service of God in the present age, and to
prepare them for the more perfect ser
vice of the age to come. Instruction
of
the highest and noblest kind is required,
The Bible is a library of divine books
the grandest literature in the world, and,
with this at band, the Sunday school
teacher should not be at a loss for either
subject or illustration. It overflows
with the choicest imagery. It contains
the most touching narratives, the
most lively histories, the most ; im
pressive examples, and the most won
derful events, events so simple as to at
tract the admiration of a child, and
majestic as to command the applause
of
an angel. From this vast storehouse
the teacher, may gather materials for
the Instruction of the youthful mind and
heart. In this sacred library is describ-
e
the. creation of man, 'the noblest
work of God," "fearfully and wonder
fully made ;" and you may talk of pby
siology. In it, we read of "the heaven'
THE WORK OF GOD'S
fingers, the moon and the stars which he
hath ordained and you may talk of as-,
tronomy. In it ' are ' mentioned ' "the
foundations" and "the dens and caves
of the earth," and you may talk of geol
ogy. In it, reference is made to "a vein
for the silver, and a place for the gold
where they find it, iron taken out of the
earth, and brass molten out of the
stone ;" and you may talk of mineralogy.
In it, are "the green pastures beside tbe
still waters,' "the flocks," and "the lit
tle hills on every side ;" and you may
talk of agriculture. In it are tbe "flow
ers which again appear on the earth," in
countless variety and beauty ; and you
may talk " of botany. , In it are "the
beasts of the forest' and whatever creep-
eth forth, with every living thing;" and
you may talk or zoology. In it are
"the temple" and "the building;" and
you may talk of architecture. In it are
the two testaments, the laws of God
and men, and you may talk of juris
prudence. In it are "the armies of Isa,
rael" and "the soldiers of the cross ;'
and you may talk of military tactics.
You will find these and many other
things tar the Scriptures ; but be careful
always to give,' instruction that is Cbris
tocentric. Let Christ be the center of
your teaching 'and let all things be
grouped around him.: Therefore, if you
speak of astronomy, it should be of "the
sun of righteousness,", "the bright and
morning star,',' "the light of tbe world
and "tbe light of life." - If you speak of
geology, it should be of "the ancient of
days," before all worlds, "the rock of
eternal ages.'"- if you speak of miner
alogy, it should be of "the gold tried in
the fire," or of the "unsearchable riches."
If you speak, of botany, it should be of
"the rose of Sharon and lily of the val
ley.", If you speak of zoology, it should
be of the "lion of the tribe of Judah,"
the "lamb of God who taketh away tbe
sin of the world." If you speak of juris
prudence, it should be of the "Lord our
righteousness," who is the "end of the
law for righteousness" to every one who
believeth. And if you speak of military
tactics, it should be of the "captain of
our salvation,", who is tbe Christian's
panoply, Jbeneath the banner of whose
cross we "fight the good fight of faith,"
and through whom we are enabled to
exclaim, "Thanks be to God, who givetb
us the victory, through our Lord Jesus
Christ." As it is the special work of
the bunday school teacher to impart
spiritual instruction, yon mast be Chris
tocentrio teachers If you would be suc
cessful. - Let the Bible, which is fall of
"Christ, be your text-book. Secular
instruction gives a child tbe means
of fighting with ' but one only
of his three great enemies, the
world, tbe ' flesh and tbe devil ;
and It leaves him exposed on every side,
and powerless where safety is necessary.
Mow you may sjlve him knowledge, and
you may teach him morality and justice.
MEN'S '
FALL SUITS.
For Men and Young Men. Here's eveiythlrg In Nobby Sack Suits
which have the call this fall. Marvels ot neatness and durability In
handsome Cheviots, Scotch Mixtures, Tbibrte, Fancy Cassimerea,
Clay Worsteds, Tweeds and Fancy Worsteds at any price accord
ing to values. $10, $12, 13 50, $15, $18, (20, 22 50, 5 , ,
Ot course we've good wearing Butts for 6.50, 7.50 and 8 50.- But
from $10 up we give our guarantee of their ex'ra good value.
MEN'S ::VV.:-;
ODD PANTS.
You can pay as little as 1.50 for good working pants,dark and me
dium dark mixtures. Pants of better quality $ j and 2 JS0 these we
will guarantee strictly alliwool, no shoddy, made for good hard
wear, seams triple sewed and buttons that can't come off. onr $3,
3 50, 4.00 and 5.00 are good enough f Dress or Business, they are
the Tailor made kind without the extra profit attached to them.
FALL AND WINTER
OVERCOATS.
We thought we gave a grand display of values last year la onr
Men's Overcoats, but compared with this year's production, they
are way in the shade, shows what progress we are making in the
clothing business. Onr Celebrated "Home Rulers" Overcoat at $10
is better this year, dont seem possible but It's a fact. This over
uoat without exception Is the best garment tor a ten dollar bill in
this country. Our 13.50, 15, 18, 20,25 an J $30 overcoats are wonders
of .tailoring art. Fall weight Overcoats, are here In Thibet. Diago
nal Cheviots, Clay Worsteds, Gray Worsteds and Covert Cloth at
7 50, 10, 13 50, 15, 18, and $20.
BOYS'
DEPARTMENT
Is brimful of new and handsome styles lor school, play or dress.
Mothers who have to provide School Garments lor boys will find
it to their advantage to come here. Every style for the large boy to
the smallest youngster In Kilts will be found here. Quality always
decides the price. Here are strictly all wool Short Pants suits,
S.50, 3.00, 3 50. 4 00, 50, fi 60, 7 JO, 8.50, $10 Boys' School Pants in black
and blue Cheviot and Fancy Cassimeres, a thousand pairs at 50c,
our special school line.
Boys' Special School Caps In Etons and Golfs 25o and 48c. Boys'
Dress Tarns, Hats andCaps, 48c, 75, 93, 155. If you cannot suit your
boy in the place you have been In the custom ot purchasing come
to the largest Boys' Outfitting establishment in town.
Boys' all wool odd short pants 50c,our special finer grades 69c,89e.
Boys' Long Pants Suits. Just before the Boys go into our Men's
Department to get fitted, the intermediate sizes. We save their
money, costajust as much to make the larger sixes, 16, 17, 18 and 18
years as our Men's, bnt we make a difference ot $2 on a suit in your
favor. Liberal values in handsome Cheviots, Worsteds and Cas
simeres, 500, 7 5C, 8 JO, 10 00, IS 50. Boys' Long Pants (odd) $1,1.25,
1.50, $2, 2.50 and 3.50.
We've all onr Boys' Overcoats, K-eters and Ulsters. H you cant
get suited in the place you've been accustomed to purchasing,come
to the largest Boys' outfitting establishment In Connection
ALL KINDS OF
UNDERWEAR.
For all kinds ot weather. If you want medium weight we can suit
you, If you want Winter weight we can suit you. can't help it. We
have all the best makes in medium an 1 finest made Cotton fle-c-ed
underwear 48c, White and natural wool 48c, Wright's Health un
derwear 69c, camels' hair underwear 98c, white lambs' wool under
wear 98c, red medicated underwear 98c, extra fine lambs wool un
derwear in red.white ana camels' hair color.Glastonbury and Rem
ington mills make 1.50. You've paid $2 tor It before. Our fine
grades are made by the Medlecott, Norfolk, New Brunswick and
George Stan-man, these last are the finest that can be made. We've
our full stock of Sweaters, Cardigans, Hosiery, Neckwear, Gloves,
Flannel Shirts and other seasonable Men's and Boys' fixings.
i
327 MAIN STREET,
Cor -BANK.
Each, in its way, will belp him to tread
the labyrinths ol this world ; but, with
out the Bible, there is not a word, a
thought or hope to lead him to the glor
ies of the next. Without the Sacred
Scriptures the child has simply a chart
by which he may navigate the little sea
of time, with every propped of founder
ing on the great ocean of eternity. Hence
we should
make Everything subservient to the
BIBLE.
Biblical teaching in the Sunday school
Is of inestimable value. It is a precious
stone, cut and polished, which will flash
with immortal intelligence, and through
Divine Grace and the Holy Spirit's pow
er, it will beam as a diamond, studding
Immanuel's crown forever.
The beneficial results of early religious
instruction are suggested by our text,
"When he is old he will not depart from
it." Here is encouragement for Sunday
school teachers. Children, as well as
adults, are usually led to Christ by a ser
ies of impressions rather than by a single
impression; and we know not what share
we, as individual workers, have in pre
paring the matured fruit. Time will not
kill the impressions which are made. The
seeds of early religious teaching which
are sown in the Sunday school may re
main dormant for awhile ; but they will
ultimately germinate and bear fruit.
Sometimes the effects of Sunday school
work extend even beyond the children
themselves to those with whom the chil
dren come in contact. As an example of
this fact, we mention the following sim
ple story. A Sunday.echolar, of tender
age, was at home one evening with her
father and with a sister one year older
than herself. The father, who was an
ungodly and immeral man. was appar
ently asleep in his chair. The younger
child said to her sister, "Let us pray for
father," and, kneeling beside his chair,
she said, in gentle tones "O Lord Jesu?,
do have mercy on Cut. poor father, and
change his wicked heart." That prayer
was answered. ' The father, instead of
being asleep, was awake and bad beard
the melting words from his Infant dangh.
ter'alips. From that time be attended
the house of God and was soon led to
accept and confess Jesus as his Savior
a d Lord. y 1
When apparent failure follows their la
bor, let teachers take courage. Their
work will not be in vain ; for there will
be a harvest as well as a seed time.
"Tbey that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
He that goeth forth and weepeth, bear
ing precious seed, shall doabtless come
again With rejotcing,bringing his sheaves '(
Wicn nim." ivn via .rescamens uioe
BRIDGEPORT.
CONN.
story furnishes us with two apt illustra.
tions of this theme. On the one hand
we have the neglect on the part of Eli to
train his sons, Hopbni and Pbinebas, and
we observe tne sad results. Kirs sons
.were grown up before we read of his re
monstrating with them ; and then, as the
reproof was given too late, it was una
vailing. Concerning their conduct,
was written,"They were sons of Belial.'
concerning tnetr religions estate, it was
said, "They knew not the Lord." And
concerning their father Eii, Jehovah ;dc
clared, '! will fudge his house forever,
for the Iniquity which he knowetb ; be
cause his sons made themselves vile
and he restrained them not."
ELI HAD FAILED TO INSTRUCT
his children in early life; and therefore
he had neither pleasure in their lives nor
hope in their death. On tbe other hand
we have the example of Samuel. Like
many of the noblest men, he had the un
gpeakable advantage of a godly mother.
who consecrated him to God from his
birth, saying, "As long as he livetb
he shall be lent to the Lord," and be
passed from his mother's side to the
sacrecLchamber of the tabernable, as his
future home. "And the child Samuel
grew on, and was in favor both with tbe
Lord and also with men." In later life
his character remained unchanged ; for
being a man of purity, of prayer and of
prophecy, he was recognized by Israel
"from Dan to Beersheba," as "a prophet
of Jehovah." And, after such a life of
faithfulness and usefulness, it is no won
der that all Israel gathered together and
lamented him, when bis body was laid
in the burial ground of his.native village.
Let u, then, regard Samuel as a b I -liant
example of the truth of Solomon's
words, "Train up a child In the way be
should go; and when he is old, he will
not depart from it."
Thousands of our Christian churches
are not receiving enough members from
adults to make up for their deaths and
removals. Their only hope isto get
the children into the Sunday school
and from the school into the church.
The Sunday school and the Y. P. S. C.
E. are the grandest Instrumentalities
that the church has, in the present day,
for its prosperity and growth. And ev
en as to the secular effects, it has been
observed that Sunday school teachers
are doing more for the elevation of man,
and for the cause of good governmept
than all the politicians and political par
ties combined.
These are some of the results of Sun
day school teaching. It Is a work in
which Jesns himself is Interested. When
on earth, he said, "Suffer the little chil
dren to come unto me, and forbid them
WE REGRET
rtiat we have not long era tbin been able t
introduce to you the
CELEBRATED
ll
COBIFOBT LAST"
SHOES
Ot w hch we are the makers and seller
Him sale of which ,ln Bridgeport daring
last m ton have gained for tbem boats
ot patrons, many ot whom, until then
were unable to find that which onrCom
lord 1 a-t" gives viz.:
EASE, STYLE, WEAR
We nave Tbem For
LADIES, MEN, CHIL
DREN.
And onr new productions tor Fall and Win
ter wear are marvels ot Shoe Makers'
- art, . . .
WE INVITE INSPEC
I
TION.
Measured work it yon want it
BBT.RuiFiaDAYE.fG0LDEItHlU St.
MAKERS AND SELLERS OF THE CELE
BR t TED "COMFORT LAST
SHOES. O THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION
ERS FOR FAIRFIELD COUNTY.
I hereby apply for a license cell Spiritu
ous and Intoxicating Llquore. Ale, Latter
Beer, Rhine Wine and Cider at Sandy
Hook. town ot Newtown. Ur
place ot business is not located w ithln 400 feet
n a direct line ot a Church tdinee or Public
School House, or the pnsniiae pertaining
thereto, or any postoftlce or nubile library.
uaieu at newtnwn intszsna nay oi uctouer.
A. D., J. H. C "STfcLLO, Applicant.
We. the nndentbrned. electors and taxpay
ers, as defined by law, of the town of New
town, hereby endorse the application ot the
above named lor such license.
Dated at Newtown this Had day of October,
. D., listv
A. W. Onretman. John Scbammcher. Martin
Wentsch, Chariot K. Hawisy, l'atrick McNa-
mara.
1 hereby certify tbat tbe above named en
dorsers are electors and taxpayra,aa defined
bylaw, of the town of Newtown.
uatefl at sewtown mis kh aay oi uctoner.
A. D., isui. SI. J. HOULIHAN, Town Clerk.
rlTFIE BOA RD OF COUNTY fTIM MISSION
EBSFOR FAIKKIELllCOUVTY.
I hereby apply lor a license to sell Spiritu
ous and Intoxicating Liquor. Ale. UfW
Beer. Rhine Wine, and Cider at Sandv
Hook, Town of Newtown. My
place ofbusineas is not located within 400 feet
In a direct line ol a Church Edifice or Public
School House, or oo the premiers pertaining
thereto, or any Post ODice or Public Library.
vateo at ewtown una zsni aay oi uctouer.
A. D.,1M5, PATRICK CAMPilELL.AppUcant-
We, the undrsiifned. elector and lax pay.
era, as defined by law, ot the town oi New
town, nereoy endorse tne application ot un
above named Ier such license.
Dated at Newtown this zsrd day ol October.
A. !.,
Patrick Lynch. John Lvnrh. Edward Sher
man, Michael 111 pin. Joan Keane.
I hereby certitv that tbe above named en
dorser are electors and taxpayers, as defin
ed by law, ot the town ot Newtown.
imieo at .vwuvn tnta zsri day ot October.
A. D-, 1F.A. M. J.HOULIHAN. Town Clerk.
rpO THB BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION
1 KRS FOB FAIRFIELD COUNTY.
I hereby apply lor a license to sell Spirlta-
ons and Inioxicatinir Liquors, Ale. Laser
Beer, Ruin Wine and Cider, at Sandy
Hook. Town ot Newtown. My
place ot business Is not located within tnotnet
In a direct line ot a Church Edifice or Public
School Hoase, or the premiss pertaining
thereto, or any Post Office or Public Library.
Dated at Newtown Una 23d dav of October.
A. D. 1A6, MARTIN F. HOI L1H AN.Applicmnt
We. the underaiirned. elec'or and tax pay
ers, as defined by law, ot tbe town ot New
town, hereby endorse the application of the
above named for snch license.
Dated at Newtown this 23d day of October.
A. D-, l!S.
John Forhan, Thomas McCarthy, John Lea
yy, John Finnell, Wm U. Glover.
I hereby certify that tbe above named en
dorsers are electors and taxpayers, aa denn
ed by law, ot tbe town of Newtown.
Dated at Newtown this Sid day or October.
A. D-.lttO. M.J HOULIHAN, Town Clerk.
rl THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSION
ERS FOR FAIRFIELD COUNTY.
I hereby apply lor a license to sell Spiritu
ous anil Intoxicating Liquors. Ale, Lager
Beer, Rhine Wine and Cider at Sandy Hook
Hotel, Town ot Newtown. My
place of business is not located within 900 teet
in a direct line ot a Church Edifice or Pnblio
School Honse. or the premises pertaining
thereto, or any Post Office or Public Library.
Dated at Newtown this 18th day oi October.
A. !., I8K5. EDWARD tAYLOK, Applicant.
We, the undersigned, electors and tax pay
ers, as defined by law, of the town ot New
town, hereby endorse Uie application ot the
above named for such license.
Dated at Newtown Uiialtta day of October.
A. D. HS5.
James H. Warner, Hobart H. CurHs, M. B.
Terrill, Jerome Judson, Minott Amjnr.
I hereby Certify that tbe above named en
dorsers are electors and tax payers, aa defin
ed by law, ot the town of Newtown.
Dated at Newtown this lath day of October.
A.D.. 1S. M. J. HOULIHAN. Town Clerk.
rpOTHK BOABDOPCOlTiTT COMM1SSION
I ERS FOR FA 1R1 ELD COUNTY.
I hereby apply for a license to sell Splritnons
and Intoxicating Liquors, Ale, Lager Beer,
Rhine Wine, and Cider at Dick's Hotel
Main Street. Town or Newtown. My
place ot business is not located within 900 teet
in a direct line ol a Church Edifice or Pnblio
School honse. or the premiss pertaining
thereto, or any peetofllce or public library.
Dated at Newtown this 2rd day of October
A. O., 1-S5, Wm A. LEONARD. Applicant.
We, the undersigned, electors and tax pay
ers, as defined by law, of the Town, hereby
endorse the application of above named-ter
snch license.
Dated at Newtown this 13rd day ot October,
A. D. lsas.
John B. Peck, Charles, H. Northrop, Charlea
H. Gay, George W. Stuart, Abel F. Clarke.
I hereby Certify that the above named en
dorsers are electors and tax payers, as de-
dbvl
Dated at Newtown this 23rd day ot October,
A. D. 1C95. M.J.HOULIHAN. Town Cleric
r TH K BOA RD OF COUNTY COMMISSION
ERS FOR FAIRFIELD COUNTY.
I hereby apply for a license to sell splritn
ons and Intoxicating Liquors, Ale, Lager
Beer, Rhine Wine and Cider at Grand Central
Hotel, Main Street, town ot Newtown. My
place of business is located within 68 teet
in a direct line ot a Church Edifice or Public
School House, or the premises Dertaining
thereto, or any poetoflioe or public library.
Dated at N-wtwn this 17th day ot October.
A. D , lMtt, JOHN F. KEANE, A pplicant.
We, tbe undersigned, electors and taxpay
ers, as defined by law, of the town ot New
town, hereby endoise the application of the
auove nan.eu lor sucn license.
Dated at Newtown this 17th day ot October.
A.D., 1KU5.
Wm H. Glover, John L. Hughes, 0car Pita
schler, Michael S. Haugb, John Houlihan.
I hereby certify that the above named en
dorsers are electors and taxpayers, aa defin
ed by law, ot the town ot Newtown.
Dated at Newtown this Sttb day of October.
A. !-. 18H5, M. J. HOULIHAN. Town Clerk.
not ; for of such Is the kingdom of God."
We read also that "He took them up in
arms, put his hands npon tbem and bless
ed them."
TEACHERS COMBINE TO
render to the Lord, willing service in the
Sunday school. This is the sscriflco
God loves, even ths service which rises
to the human heart as bubbles rise to
the surface of the stream. He delights
in services which are spontaneously
given, as tho flower yields Its perfume
and as the birds quiver with song; be
cause It is their nature to pour fourth tbe
treasured sweetness of their being. Let
your religious instruction be thus ren
dered, joyfully, lovingly, earnestly, per
severingly and believingly, and then it
will certainly prove to be the "power of
God onto the salvation' of those who
are being taught. .;
"We ask not tor them wealth or tame.
Amid the worldly strife,
Bat in the all prevailing name.
We ask eternal life.
We crave the splrit'd quickening grjee,
- To make them pare in heart.
Tbat they mar stand before thy taoe,
. And see tnee aa thnm CW '

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